HDP In The Press
The Hopewell Downtown Partnership has been busy marketing the downtown district’s unique qualities to potential customers, investors, new businesses, local citizens, and visitors. Many thanks to our media partners!
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Group launches first effort to promote Downtown Hopewell
March 27, 2013 | HOPEWELL – A downtown group is holding one of its first events in an effort to bring people to the city’s central district and promote the area.
Ship docks in City Parkꜛ
Feb 26, 2013 | Down by the water at City Park sits a wooden ship for the children of Hopewell to set sail with their imagination. The ship, part of a partnership with Hopewell Recreation and Parks and The Hopewell Downtown Partnership, is just another step towards the Playground Initiative in the city.
Entrepreneurs and tourists key to Hopewell’s turnaroundꜛ
Jan 14, 2013 | The streets of downtown Hopewell enjoy views of the Appomattox River and, in some places, classic architecture crying out for preservation. It’s Evan Kaufman’s job to bring the area — now home to a comic book store, a weight-lifting gym, some antique shops, a few cafés and lots of empty storefronts — to life.
Hopewell High School Students plan future for their city and themselvesꜛ
Jan 11, 2013 | Five students from Hopewell High School’s Future Business Leaders of America, or FBLA, organization, all have one goal in mind: to bring back their city’s downtown area, reviving its history and to breathing life back into the streets of their hometown.
Christmas comes to light in Downtown Hopewellꜛ
Dec 7, 2012 | Lights lined East Broadway and shone over Ashford Civic Plaza on Thursday night as residents turned out to get a dose of the Christmas spirit at the annual tree lighting.
Clicking towards the future of Downtownꜛ
Nov 29, 2012 | With the click of a mouse, residents of Hopewell can start to plan the future of their city’s downtown. Evan Kaufman, Interim Director for the Downtown Partnership, is working developing a website that would allow the community to build and vote on ideas for businesses to come into the city, allowing them to have a hand in the area’s future.
Pizza, planning, and partnershipꜛ
Nov 21, 2012 | Eleven boxes of pepperoni and cheese pizza served as bait for The Hopewell Downtown Partnership’s meeting in the Beacon Theatre on Wednesday night. But the real draw for the audience was the chance to plan the future of downtown Hopewell.
Progress being made one brick at a timeꜛ
Aug 26, 2012 | The Hopewell Downtown Partnership is making small steps towards its goal of downtown revitalization with two successful events last week.
Lt. Governor Bill Bolling presents grant check to Hopewell Downtown Partnershipꜛ
Aug 18, 2012 | Lt. Governor Bill Bolling came to Hopewell on Wednesday afternoon to present a $7,500 check to Hopewell’s Downtown Partnership.
Grant for Hopewell’s Main Street Programꜛ
Aug 16, 2012 | Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling made at stop in Hopewell yesterday to present a $7,500 grant check to Hopewell Downtown Partnership as part of the Virginia Main Street Project.
Community takes part in Downtown revitalizationꜛ
Jul 27, 2012 | The Hopewell Downtown Partnership brought together leaders in the community, business owners and residents wanting to see a change in the state of downtown Hopewell
Revitalization effort takes another step forwardꜛ
Apr 26, 2012 | The Hopewell Downtown Partnership (HDP) took another step towards its mission to revitalize Downtown Hopewell with a visit last week from Todd Barman, an economic development consultant from the National Trust Main Street Center.
Main Street program launchedꜛ
Jan 14, 2012 – Hopewell’s Main Street could one day be as vibrant as Cary Street in Richmond. A fantasy? Jim Poe, board president of Downtown Hopewell Partnership, believes it will become a reality in the not too distant future.
Help for Hopewell’s Downtownꜛ
Jul 13, 2010 | Downtown Hopewell has several program that will help revitalize the business section of town and much of it is paid for by local- and state-sponsored efforts.