Mary Baldwin University MBA Program to Host Virtual Conversation on the Future of Business in a Post-Pandemic World

Posted on July 22, 2020

Date: July 21, 2020 Media Contact: Liesel Crosier 540-280-8702 The question society is facing is not if, but how will the coronavirus pandemic shape the future of business moving forward. How will healthcare adapt? What does the future hold for technology and the information economy? What is in store for non-profits, think tanks, and […]

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Governor Northam Announces The Hershey Company to Invest $135 Million, Create 110 New Jobs in Augusta County

Posted on June 30, 2020

Project represents second major expansion of Stuarts Draft manufacturing operation since 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · June 30, 2020 Office of the Governor Contact: Alena Yarmosky Email: Virginia Economic Development Partnership Contact: Suzanne Clark Email: The Hershey Company Contact: Jeff Beckman Email:; Phone: (717) 534-8090 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that The […]

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GO Virginia approves Startup Shenandoah Valley Grant Proposal

Posted on June 24, 2020

Date: June 24, 2020 For more information contact: Rachel Haddad Phone: (540) 213-0333 Email: ​ Shenandoah Valley, VA – The GO Virginia State board approved the grant proposal submitted by the Staunton Creative Community Fund and multiple Shenandoah Valley partners on Tuesday, June 23rd. The proposal will fund virtual acceleration programming, infrastructure buildout, and ecosystem […]

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Wake Up Waynesboro: Downtown Scavenger Hunt Bingo Game Begins

Posted on June 18, 2020

Date: June 18, 2020 The Economic Development and Tourism Department, and Destination Downtown Waynesboro announce the beginning of Wake Up Waynesboro – a fun, interactive game to help residents explore our downtown, and get reacquainted with downtown merchants. We have all been waiting patiently for our beloved stores and restaurants to reopen while practicing the […]

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Truist Gives $100K Grant To Food Bank

Posted on June 10, 2020

For original Daily News-Record article, click here. Date: June 10, 2020 For the last two months, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has been working to provide food boxes for individuals in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a hefty grant from Truist Financial Corp. will allow it to serve more people. As part of its national […]

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Posted on June 9, 2020

Cash Grants for Businesses Suffering Loss due to COVID-19 Date: June 9, 2020 Waynesboro, VA – Recognizing that small businesses are a critical component of the City’s economic fabric, City Council has introduced an ordinance creating the Waynesboro Renaissance Fund which will provide grants to businesses that have suffered a loss due to business closures […]

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Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Receives $100,000 Grant from Truist for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Posted on June 8, 2020

Date: June 8, 2020 (VERONA, Va. — June 8, 2020) — A $100,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation is helping the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank procure food boxes for individuals and families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant is part of the financial services company’s Truist Cares initiative, a $50 million national […]

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Berry Global Group Addresses Global Shortage Of Face Mask Materials

Posted on May 20, 2020

To address the ever increasing demand for face mask material in the U.S., Berry has expanded its Meltex™ platform to add capacity in Waynesboro, VA. For original Business Facilities article, click here. Date: May 20, 2020 Last month, Berry Global Group, Inc. announced strategic initiatives to increase production of face mask materials. The initiatives include […]

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The Shenandoah Valley is Resilient

Posted on May 14, 2020

Date: May 14, 2020 SVP Investors and Partners, Like many of you, I’ve participated on zoom meetings and webinars these past few weeks and the two buzz words – resilient and pivot – are consistent throughout the conversations. On behalf of myself, SVP staff, and SVP Board of Directors, thank you. Thank you for proving […]

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Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Announces Over $2.8 Million in GO Virginia Grants

Posted on May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020 ~ Funding to support regional economic development initiatives ~ Richmond – The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced today $2,872,931 in Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) funding for 13 regional projects. The GO Virginia Board, which includes key members of the Governor’s cabinet, the General Assembly and […]

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