Photos tile the office walls of Howdy Bailey Yacht Services in Norfolk. The sloops, barges, cutters and cruisers – some under full sail, others “on the hard” in boatyards – are interspersed with framed magazine articles about his boats, and plaques thanking Bailey for his charitable work.
Local entrepreneurs Billy Comer and Whitteney Guyton teamed up earlier this year to launch 1865 Brewing Company, Hampton Roads’ first Black-owned craft brewery. Distinction stopped in prior to the October grand opening to talk about blazing a trail in the business of craft beer. What is 1865 Brewing Co.? Comer: We are the region’s newest […]
by Katherine Hafner About a dozen years ago, Melanie Waters had a casual conversation at a party that would change the course of her career. She’d been chatting with the owner of a local 1970s-themed band about the group’s success. A few drinks in, he said he just didn’t think an ‘80s-themed band would work […]
When it comes to health care, Americans are increasingly choosing the home over the hospital. Spending on the home health care industry is expected to increase by about 5.5 percent annually for the foreseeable future, thanks in large part to the roughly 10,000 baby boomers who turn 65 every day.
No matter the reason for giving, or what it looks like, there are always stories behind the philanthropy. Meet eight different philanthropists who tell us what compels them to give.
Hampton Roads Community Foundation’s giving circle brings together local African American philanthropists to help solve problems facing black communities.