Portsmouth FLAVOR

Presents: PORTSMOUTH FLAVOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015 FROM 6 – 8:30 PM AT THE WOMEN'S CLUB OF PORTSMOUTH 304 Sycamore Road, Portsmouth, Virginia 23707 FOR A TASTE OF PORTSMOUTH WITH THE FOLLOWING RESTAURANTS: 757 Crave on the Harbor, Dock of the Bay, Foggy Point Bar & Grill, Gosport Tavern, Homegrown, JoJack’s Espresso Bar & Cafe, Mario’s Italian Restaurant, Roger Brown’s, Still, Stove, The Bier Garden, and more... SILENT AUCTION SPONSORED BY:  LOCAL BEER AND WINE TASTINGS ENTERTAINMENT: Porte Towne Magic Jazz Band Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at door – and includes beer and wine tasting. Cash bar beyond tastings. For ticket information, go to or email

Lefcoe Grad Loves City, Grows Business and Jobs

  Tracy Link, 2015 Lefcoe Leadership grad, is a "giver." And the traits that attracted her to the Portsmouth Partnership's Lefcoe class, which fosters leadership and civic involvement, continue to propel the upward trajectory of her growing business. Her mission? Actually, she has several: grow a Portsmouth business, create jobs, and give back to the community (she serves on the boards of Safety Town and Starbase). She attacks each with the commitment and passion implied by the name of her company: Integrity Security Services.  Read more here . . .

October 20th, 2015|Categories: Lefcoe News, News|

New Partnership Member Wins Business Award

 Partnership member Stephen Korving, President of North Suffolk’s Korving & Company, exemplifies the model of a young man whose personal and business lives revolve around growing and maintaining strong relationships.  Although he, his wife and their two children are Western Branch residents, he remains a stalwart Portsmouth supporter.  Stephen is a past board member of Portsmouth’s PARC, an active board member of the Portsmouth Museums Foundation and the Southeast Virginia Community Foundation, and a consistent supporter of local organizations including the Portsmouth Service League, Portsmouth YMCA, Portsmouth Lions, the Churchland and Portsmouth Rotary Clubs, and the Chamber of Commerce. A

August 11th, 2015|Categories: News, Partnership News|


2015 Lefcoe Leadership alumna Dr. Jaclyn Walker quotes Socrates as she describes the philosophy of her new creation, the M.A.N. (Men Alleviating Negativity) "All Citizens deserve a Second Chance" Foundation.  "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new," she says.  Accordingly, her organization provides services such as resume writing, classes on professional etiquette, and training on how to become readjusted to society after incarceration to convicted felons who want to work toward another chance at life. M.A.N.’s kickoff meeting was held on Friday, July 27, 2015 in the Portsmouth Partnership’s

August 11th, 2015|Categories: Lefcoe News, News|

Partnership, City Endorse Transportation Grant Request

The Portsmouth Partnership and Interim Portsmouth City Manager Brannon Godfrey have written in support of the City of Chesapeake’s request for grade separation at Freeman Avenue, adjacent to Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad’s soon-to-be expanded Virginia Yard facility. The unique opportunity presented by the combination of NPBL’s facility expansion and a Freeman Avenue flyover holds value for Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and the entire region. By mitigating congestion caused by the moveable lift bridge on the Elizabeth River’s Southern Branch, delays of both rail and vehicular traffic in Portsmouth and Chesapeake will be reduced, as will the delay of maritime traffic

Partnership Welcomes New Members

The Portsmouth Partnership is very pleased to announce the addition of five new members to its Board of Directors. They are: Robin Schmalbach, Chief Operating Officer, Integrated Management Group; Nicole Cox, Director of Sales, Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Conference Center; Lisa Lucas-Burke, Quality Assurance Director, Lucas Lodge; Andy Callahan, BB&T Market President for Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk and Western Hampton Roads; and Stephen Korving, Certified Financial Planner, Korving and Company. Also welcomed as a new Ex-Officio member is Krystyn Pecora, External Affairs Officer, 5th District Command, United States Coast Guard. The Partnership is excited to include their talents, insights, and participation.

April 16th, 2015|Categories: Partnership News|

Great Year for the Lefcoe Class of 2015

The 29-member Lefcoe Leadership Class of 2015 graduated on Wednesday, April 1.  Tied with the class of 2014 as the second-largest class in the program's history, many friendships were formed as guest speakers led the group through discussions of Portsmouth's history, its schools, volunteer culture, and more. Despite the challenges brought by frequent snow and ice, this energetic group chose to attack two hands-on projects: the refurbishment of the buildings and grounds of Safety Town, and the landscaping of the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum. A new addition to the class offering this year was a specially-hosted tour of STARBASE,

April 16th, 2015|Categories: Lefcoe News|

Portsmouth Partnership Supports Redistricting Reform

The Portsmouth Partnership adopted a resolution supporting redistricting reform in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Learn more about this very important issue by visiting OneVirginia2021.  Go a step further by signing the petition and contacting your legislators. RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF REFORMING VIRGINIA’S REDISTRICTING PROCESS JANUARY 22, 2015 WHEREAS, the process of redrawing congressional and state legislative districts in Virginia is conducted by members of the majority party of the General Assembly under authority granted by Article II, Section 6 of the Virginia Constitution; and WHEREAS, Virginia’s historical practice of redistricting by the majority party in each legislative chamber is an

January 28th, 2015|Categories: News, Partnership News|

Lefcoe Leadership Class of 2015 Selected

The 30 2015 Lefcoe Leadership class members will meet on January 7th to begin their journey toward joining the close-knit network of 420 Lefcoe alumni who, for 18 years, have made significant contributions to the City of Portsmouth. Lefcoe Leadership Program Application Class of 2015 The mission of the Vann H. Lefcoe Leadership Development Fund is to identify, educate and encourage future leaders within the City of Portsmouth. By inspiring civic awareness, responsibility and pride within the emerging leadership corps we will provide the City of Portsmouth with a succession of leaders to ensure a bright and prosperous future for

January 1st, 2015|Categories: Lefcoe News, News|