SVTA Receives $50,000 Grant To Promote Shenandoah Valley as a Top Travel Destination

Posted on October 3, 2019

Longstanding Regional Tourism Organization Receives Public-Private Marketing Funds to Attract More Visitors From Urban Markets Shenandoah Valley, VA – The Shenandoah Valley Travel Association (SVTA) received a $50,000 grant to launch the Let’s Go! Virginia’s Epic Shenandoah Valley Vacation campaign from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) Marketing Leverage Grant Fund program. The campaign will be focused on attracting new […]

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New United Express Flights Coming to Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

Posted on September 30, 2019

Date: September 30, 2019 Contact: Heather Ream, Director of Marketing & Communications540-234-8224, Weyers Cave, Virginia – The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) and SkyWest Airlines are pleased to announce two new United Express flights between Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), as well as schedule enhancements for current flights this […]

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Governor Northam Cuts Ribbon on Major New Cold Storage Facility in Rockingham County

Posted on September 20, 2019

InterChange Cold Storage adds vital infrastructure to support thriving food and beverage industry in Shenandoah Valley Date: September 19, 2019 MOUNT CRAWFORD -Governor Ralph Northam today celebrated the grand opening of a major new cold storage facility by third-party logistics provider and developer, InterChange Cold Storage, LLC, during a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Rockingham County-based […]

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InDemand Series: Construction Manager

Posted on September 18, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: September 17, 2019 WHSV – This week, we’re taking a look at a job you can achieve by starting in construction, as early as right out of high school, that allows you to move up and into a problem solving role. “You can start out coming into the field, […]

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Governor Northam Announces New Workforce Development Partnership for Commercial Driver Testing

Posted on August 27, 2019

Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia Community College System join forces to improve access to credentialing services in Virginia Date: August 27, 2019 Richmond – Governor Ralph Northam today announced the FastForward CDL Passway Program, a partnership of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) to increase opportunities […]

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InDemand Series: Truck Driver

Posted on August 21, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: August 20, 2019  WHSV – “It’s totally different from anything I’ve ever done in the past,” said Ken Rogers, a driver with IDM Trucking. “It’s very enjoyable. There’s some tense moments when you’re driving in traffic in some of the major cities, but you’re your own boss.” For […]

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Merck Expansion Spurs New Degrees, Training Programs

Posted on July 29, 2019

For full Virginia Business article, click here. Date: July 29, 2019 Virginia Business – Blue Ridge Community College and James Madison University are collaborating with global pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck & Co. to create curriculum and training programs centered on biotechnology, process engineering and workforce development. Merck is investing up to $1 billion over the next […]

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InDemand Series: Sheet Metal Fabrication Technician

Posted on July 23, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: July 23, 2019  WHSV – This week, we’re delving into a job that can launch you ahead without you ever having to leave the ground. “The work is really interesting,” said Jonathan Thompson, team lead of Hangars D and E at Dynamic Aviation. “It peaks my interests. Gets […]

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Group Presents Annual Economic Report

Posted on July 18, 2019

For full Daily News-Record article, click here. Date: July 18, 2019 HARRISONBURG — The Shenandoah Valley Partnership, a regional economic development program sponsored by James Madison University, presented its annual report on Wednesday at Blue Ridge Community College’s Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center in Weyers Cave. In the report, the group celebrated the creation of […]

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InDemand Series: Network Engineer

Posted on June 26, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: June 25, 2019  WHSV – It’s a technological job that you can thrive in if you describe yourself as a “people person.” “Some people see computer jobs as ‘sit at your desk all day,’ working on computers,” said Josh King, a network engineer with IT Decisions. “That’s not what […]

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