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Alcoa Howmet Inc. will invest $25 million in its Hampton facilities to increase capacity and production of investment castings for industrial gas turbines. Alcoa opened its operations in Hampton in 1974. (News release)

The Chesapeake Hospital Authority chose McKesson Corp. to install a fully integrated clinical and revenue management system at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. The project will provide the hospital a complete system of electronic medical records, along with revenue and medication management systems. (News release)

Hampton’s Department of Electronic Development launched a searchable Web-based small business directory to identify small businesses in Hampton Roads for contracting opportunities. The directory is part of an effort to increase the number of contracts for minority- and women-owned businesses. (Daily Press)

First Bankshares Inc., a Suffolk-based bank holding company and parent of SuffolkFirst Bank, elected not to participate in the Treasury Department’s capital purchase program. The decision was made, in part, because of a planned merger with Xenith Corp. (The Virginian Pilot)

J Mac Realty & Development of Virginia Beach named JASE Group, a Norfolk advertising and marketing firm, as its agency of record. JASE will handle all creative and strategic brand development, advertising, public relations and marketing efforts. (News release)

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