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2018 Best Of Business (BOB) Awards

2018 Best Of Business (BOB) Awards


Meetings and Gatherings

Best Coffee Meeting Location

Gold
Starving Artist Café
The former art studio-turned-cafe is one of Norfolk’s hidden gems. The walls of the funky coffee shop are lined with works by local artists while whimsical top hats hang from the cafe’s ceiling. Starving Artist serves art-inspired omelets, burritos and more for breakfast and lunch six days a week, making it the perfect meeting spot for a social morning coffee or afternoon meeting of the minds.
4408 Colley Ave., Norfolk, 757-305-9290
StarvingArtistNorfolk.com

Silver
Bad Ass Coffee
BadAssCoffee.com

Bronze
Three Ships Coffee Roasters
ThreeShipsCoffee.com

 

Best Lunch Meeting Location

Gold
The Swan Terrace*
The Swan Terrace is an upscale American grill specializing in fresh, locally sourced cuisine with a dash of Southern sophistication. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating options and a handful of signature eats including appetizers, meat-centered entrees, desserts and an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet complete with a salad bar, fresh fruits, cheese selections, freshly baked breads, soups and hot plates. The restaurant is also ideal for closing business deals and for business dinners as well.
5641 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-366-5700
FoundersInn.com/Dining/Virginia-Beach-Restaurants

Silver
219 An American Bistro
219Bistro.com

Bronze
Leone’s
LeonesItalian.com

 

Best Delivered Lunch

Gold
Gourmet Gang
With nearly 30 years of experience in the catering industry and seven locations across Coastal Virginia, Gourmet Gang is the go-to place for handcrafted eats. All of Gourmet Gang’s bistro-style sandwiches, salads, hot entrees, desserts and signature boxed lunches can be delivered straight to your home, office space or corporate event.
6000 Robin Hood Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-857-6100
GourmetGang.com

Silver
TASTE
Taste.Online

Bronze
Sweetwater Cuisine
SweetWaterCuisine.com

 

Best Restaurant for Business Dinners

Gold
The Swan Terrace*
5641 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-366-5700
FoundersInn.com/Dining/Virginia-Beach-Restaurants

Silver
456 Fish
456Fish.com

Bronze
219 An American Bistro
219Bistro.com

 

Best After-Work Happy Hour

Gold
219 An American Bistro
219 pairs elegance with tradition in its homey, Downtown Norfolk dining room. The bistro’s weeknight happy hour offers great rotating discounts on beer, wine and handcrafted cocktails. Several of the restaurant’s American-style dishes are featured as happy hour specials as well, including discounted lobster tails every Monday night.
219 Granby St., Norfolk, 757-416-6219
219Bistro.com

Silver
Waterman’s Surfside Grille
Watermans.com

Bronze
Grain, Hilton Norfolk The Main
GrainNorfolk.com

 

Best Corporate Event Center

Gold
The Founders Inn and Spa*
The Founders Inn and Spa is celebrated for its sophisticated cuisine, world-class conference spaces and luxury accommodations. The inn’s hospitality team strives to provide excellence to all resort visitors from weekend vacationers to international business executives. Look to The Founders Inn and Spa’s top-notch services and accommodations, from corporate event catering and event planning to hosting guests for business travel or meetings and conferences.
5641 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-424-5511
FoundersInn.com 

Silver
Norfolk Seafood Company & Big Easy Oyster Bar
NorfolkSeafoodCo.com

Bronze
Delta Hotels by Marriott Chesapeake
Marriott.com

 

Best Place for Business Meetings/Conferences

Gold
The Founders Inn and Spa*
5641 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-424-5511
FoundersInn.com

Silver
Delta Hotels by Marriott Chesapeake
Marriott.com

Bronze
The Annex – Collaborative Studio
TheAnnexVB.com

 

Best Event Planner

Gold
The Founders Inn and Spa*
5641 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-424-5511
FoundersInn.com

Silver
The Happy Hour Hostess
TheHappyHourHostess.com

Bronze
VIBEvents Group
PlanMyVibe.com

 

Best Small Venue for Meetings and Events

Gold
The Founders Inn and Spa*
5641 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-424-5511
FoundersInn.com

Silver
The Annex Collaborative Studio
TheAnnexVB.com

Bronze
Delta Hotels by Marriott Chesapeake
Marriott.com

 

Best Corporate Event Caterer

Gold
The Founders Inn and Spa*
5641 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-424-5511
FoundersInn.com

Silver
Norfolk Seafood Company & Big Easy Oyster Bar
NorfolkSeafoodCo.com

Bronze
Delta Hotels by Marriott Chesapeake
Marriott.com

 

Best Place to Close a Deal

Gold
The Swan Terrace*
5641 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-366-5700
FoundersInn.com/Dining/Virginia-Beach-Restaurants

Silver
Byrd & Baldwin Brothers Steak House
ByrdBaldwin.com

Bronze
1701 Virginia Beach Coworking
1701VB.com

 

Best Golf Course for Business Outings

Gold
Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club
The sprawling greens of the par-69 golf course are nestled among the picturesque homes of Virginia Beach’s Birdneck neighborhood and offer stunning views of the sparkling Linkhorn Bay. After completing 18 holes beneath the Cavalier’s towering pines, golf course guests can cool off with an afternoon beer in The Banks Grill or enjoy a casual dinner on the outdoor Redan Deck complete with firepits and soft seating.
1052 Cardinal Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-428-3131
CavalierGYC.com

Silver
Greenbrier Country Club
ClubCorp.com/Clubs/Greenbrier-Country-Club

Bronze
Kiln Creek Golf Club and Resort
KilnCreekGolf.com

 

Best Hotel for Business Travel

Gold
The Founders Inn and Spa*
5641 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-424-5511
FoundersInn.com

Silver
Delta Hotels by Marriott Chesapeake
Marriott.com

Bronze
Norfolk Hilton The Main
TheMainNorfolk.com

 

Best Local Teambuilding Experience

Gold
Topgolf
Topgolf’s private bays are ideal for social outings. Each climate-controlled bay is equipped with individual flat screen TVs and communal seating perfect for cocktails, bar bites and teambuilding exercises. For larger parties, Topgolf offers special meeting spaces and packages ranging from the conference room and lower level lounge to the private, rooftop terrace and full venue buyout.
5444 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-544-9217
TopGolf.com/US/Virginia-Beach

Silver
Escape Room
EscapeRoomVirginiaBeach.com

Bronze
TIE
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium
VirginiaBeachAdventurePark.com

Bronze
iFLY Virginia Beach, Indoor Skydiving
IFlyWorld.com

 

Best Sporting Event to Take Clients To

Gold
Norfolk Tides
Harbor Park is more than just a baseball venue. The Norfolk stadium boasts baseline seats and luxury skyboxes for high-profile guests as well as a full-service restaurant, Hits at the Park, that overlooks the entire field. Clients can also imbibe local beers on the stadium’s O’Connor Brewing Co. Party Deck and watch the Friday night fireworks extravaganza.
150 Park Ave., Norfolk, 75-664-6464
MILB.com/Norfolk

Silver
ODU Football Games
ODUSports.com

Bronze
Monsters on the Beach
BeachStreetUSA.com

 

Best Networking Event

Gold
BizConnect Hampton Roads
BizConnect Hampton Roads helps small businesses and entrepreneurs grow their personal brands, increase their local presence and improve networking skills by hosting professional networking series across Norfolk and Virginia Beach. BizConnect groups foster quality relationships between business men and women from all fields and help one another obtain referrals, develop their skills and boost their brand.
318 W. 21st St., Norfolk, 757-927-5200
BizConnectHR.com

Silver
BNI Southeastern VA
BNI-SEVA.com

Bronze
Hampton Roads Chamber State of the City Series
HamptonRoadsChamber.com

 

Best Young Professionals Network

Gold
tHRive, The Young Professionals of the Hampton Roads Chamber
tHRive strives to give a voice to the outstanding young professionals of Coastal Virginia. The professional networking group allows members to work together to promote regional awareness and further develop the future of their respective communities. tHRive hosts both monthly meetings and signature annual events for current and prospective members.
500 E. Main St., Suite 700, Norfolk, 757-622-2312
YPThrive.com

Silver
LEAD Hampton Roads
LeadHamptonRoads.net

Bronze
CBDX
TheCBDX.com

 

Professional Development

Best Business School

Gold
Regent University*
The Regent University School of Business & Leadership is tailored for today’s professionals and entrepreneurs and teaches practical skills with both biblical and global perspectives for its students to implement immediately in the workplace. Regent’s business school offers several business degrees, including its Master of Business Administration, which offers career development skills with classes available online and on campus on a full-time or part-time basis.
1000 Regent University Dr., Virginia Beach, 757-352-4127
Regent.edu

Silver
Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University
ODU.edu/Business

Bronze
Raymond A. Mason School of Business, William & Mary
Mason.WM.edu

 

Best Executive Training

Gold
LEAD Hampton Roads
A program of the Hampton Roads Chamber, LEAD Hampton Roads identifies, educates and supports leaders dedicated to the region through programs, events and community projects. LEAD Hampton Roads has developed leaders for 30 years and has a network of over 1,500 graduates representing private, public and nonprofit sectors that are committed to implementing positive changes to the region.
LEADHamptonRoads.net

Silver
John W. Mullins

Bronze
Tanyag & Company
Tanyag.net

 

Best MBA Program

Gold
Regent University*
1000 Regent University Dr., Virginia Beach, 757-352-4127
Regent.edu

Silver
Old Dominion University
ODU.edu

Bronze
College of William & Mary
WM.edu

 

Best Professional Development Workshop

Gold
Tidewater Community College, Academy for Nonprofit Excellence
The Academy for Nonprofit Excellence provides course topics on nonprofit management and leadership, and develops its content for practical application. Those that join this professional development program at Tidewater Community College can expect to expand their skills and knowledge to increase effectiveness, build capacity and enhance the mission of their nonprofit organization.
7000 College Dr., Suffolk; 350 Granby St., Norfolk; 4525 Main St., Suite 706, Virginia Beach, 757-822-1234
Academy.TCC.edu

Silver
LEAD Hampton Roads
LEADHamptonRoads.net

Bronze
Julie Woodard, Woodard & Associates, LLC
Woodard-Associates.com

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