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Posted on: November 13, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Spotlight on Businesses

During the ceremonial segment of the October Hampton City Council “spotlight on citizens” meeting, four Hampton businesses were recognized for recently receiving national recognition.

Boo Williams, owner and operator of the Boo Williams Sportsplex , was the recipient of the Mannie Jackson Basketball Human Spirit Award at the 2013 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement ceremony. The Mannie Jackson award is given annually to an individual who has found the game of basketball as a contributing aspect to their personal growth and accomplishment, a place to develop an understanding of others, and an avenue that helped shape that individual's growth into a recognized visionary and leader.

Landmark Hotel Group, a hospitality management company, was highlighted for its recent investments in properties located in the Coliseum Central area and for its award winning renovation of the Holiday Inn Express. This hotel was the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Intercontinental Hotel Group Renovation of the Year Award. The company recently added the 70,000 square foot Pinewood Plaza office building to its portfolio of Hampton properties and is making $800,000 worth of improvements to the office complex.

Measurement Specialties, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of sensors and sensor-based systems, was recognized for the company’s recent rankings as #89 on Fortune’s 2013 list of 100 fastest growing companies and #76 on the Forbes Top 100 List.

‘Mango Mango’ Mango Preserves received the prestigious Virginia’s Finest designation from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The company also appeared on the nationally televised ABC show Shark Tank. In addition to the increased demand resulting from its Shark Tank segment, the company’s preserves have been served in the Virginia Governor’s Mansion and are soon to be featured on QVC.

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