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|2014 Spring Conference Downtown Hampton Walking Tour|
Thursday, April 10, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p. m.
Downtown Hampton, The Original Downtown - Join conference attendees and VEDA members for a guided walking tour featuring a diverse range of businesses in Virginia’s first town. The tour will begin with a behind the scenes look of m2 Pictures studio and production facility located in the historic Post Office Building. m2 Pictures is an award-winning producer of television programs including series for Discovery Networks, Animal Planet and National Geographic. Next is a tour of the new 50,000 square foot headquarters building for Old Point National Bank. Learn how Old Point preserved the past while building for its future in this brand new state-of-the-art facility. Following will be a brief stop at one of Hampton’s newest businesses, Simply Panache, makers of “Mango Mango,” Mango Preserves featured on NBC’s Shark Tank. This business has recently located in an adaptively reused warehouse building made possible through an EDA grant providing new retail and office space in Downtown. Last we will take a stroll through Hampton’s working waterfront, where waterman still unload and process fresh seafood as they have for centuries in Downtown Hampton.
Tour leaves from the Crown Plaza lobby at 1:00 p.m. and returns by 3:00 pm. Total walking distance for the tour is approximately one mile.Group to Meet at Crown Plaza Hampton Marina, 700 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, Virginia 23669