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2018 Tourism Revenue Reached $1.524 billion in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

Posted on October 16, 2019

October 15, 2019 Shenandoah Valley VA – Data released by the United States Travel Association (USTA) reveals the Shenandoah Valley posted a 2018 increase in tourism revenue. Tourism was once again a critical contributor to the local economy. The Shenandoah Valley Region of Virginia generated $1.524 billion in direct visitor spending – a 5.0% increase […]

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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, hream@flyshd.com 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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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 […]

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InDemand Series: Machinist

Posted on September 5, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: September 3, 2019   WHSV – This week, we’re taking another look at InDemand careers in the Valley. We’re taking you to a plant that helps make books read around the world. Charles Andrews works as a machinist apprentice at LSC Communications in Rockingham County. He helps maintain […]

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Governor Northam Announces 102 New Jobs in Shenandoah County

Posted on August 27, 2019

Howell Metal will invest $8 million to expand production at manufacturing facility Date: August 27, 2019 New Market – Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Howell Metal, an established manufacturer of copper tubing and line sets for residential and commercial construction markets, will invest $8 million to expand production at its operation in Shenandoah County. […]

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Virginia’s Workforce Solution

Posted on August 26, 2019

Date: August 26, 2019 Earlier this year, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) announced the launch of a world-class custom workforce incentive program in partnership with the Virginia Community College System. This program will be a service-based incentive that will provide customized training and recruitment services to competitive, high impact, job-creation projects. The Virginia Jobs […]

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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.” […]

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Celebrating National Aviation Day with Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

Posted on August 19, 2019

For original article, click here. Date: August 19, 2019 Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport – Happy National Aviation Day – a day that we honor the history and continued advances in aviation! President Franklin Theodore Roosevelt first introduced National Aviation Day in 1939. The date of August 19th was chosen because it’s also the birthday of Orville Wright, […]

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InDemand Series: Commercial Pilot

Posted on August 8, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: August 6, 2019   WHSV – Alex Kelley has been with Blue Ridge Aviation in Weyers Cave since 2015. He started out as a flight instructor and is now in a management position. “My dad was a private pilot, and I was at James Madison University as a […]

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