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Exciting Things Happening in Portsmouth on Coast Live

BY COAST LIVE Shoreline, 360 Degrees of Opportunity. Find out about the exciting things happening there, and why you should make Portsmouth your destination on Small Business Saturday, November 26th.

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Portsmouth Mayor Talks of Bright Future at State of the City address

INSIDE BUSINESS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Sandra J. Pennecke The future of Portsmouth, according to Mayor John Rowe Jr., is so bright he has to wear his shades. In fact, every attendee at the Portsmouth State of the City...

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Portsmouth Distillery Plans to Open in Mid-October

INSIDE BUSINESS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTBy Briana Adhikusuma It’s been around three years since Skyler Pittman first ventured into opening his own distillery. And now that he’s getting closer to opening in mid-October, Pittman said he hopes he won’t...

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InterChange Warehouse Begins to Take Shape

The sound of cranes moving around large, steel structures and the steady beeping sound of construction vehicles in reverse could be heard as a new warehouse began to take shape July 18 in Portsmouth.

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Incentive Workshop – March 16, 2017

90 Miles of Shoreline.

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Shamin Hotels buys Renaissance Portsmouth Norfolk Waterfront Hotel

By Paula C. Squires Shamin Hotels, one of Central Virginia’s largest hotel operators, has purchased the 249-room Renaissance Portsmouth Norfolk Waterfront Hotel for $9.2 million. The transaction with seller Ashford...