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COVID-19 Resources

Posted on March 18, 2020

COVID-19 RESOURCES Please click here to visit our COVID-19 Business Resources web page that is routinely updated with important information for your business. Check frequently for updates. https://theshenandoahvalley.com/covid-19-resources/  Business Resources Message + Resources from SVP Unemployment Insurance OSHA – Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 Centers for Disease Control SHRM Local Emergency Loan Programs Harrisonburg Disaster Impact […]

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Rebekah Castle Named as Director of Economic Development and Marketing

Posted on February 28, 2020

Date: February 28, 2020 The County of Augusta is proud to announce the promotion of Rebekah Castle to Director of Economic Development and Marketing. Castle brings 14 years of economic development experience to the role having served as the department’s Marketing Coordinator for more than six years. She specialized in marketing initiatives for economic development […]

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Page County Selected to Participate in Economic Development Pilot Program

Posted on February 12, 2020

Community to receive technical services through Small Scale Manufacturing Pilot Program   For Immediate Release Contact: Liz Lewis, Page County Economic Development & Tourism Coordinator Date: February 11, 2020 Richmond – On January 24, Page County was selected to participate in a Small Scale Manufacturing Pilot program provided by the Virginia Department of Housing and […]

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Governor Northam Announces New Farm Cidery to Locate in Downtown Harrisonburg

Posted on January 28, 2020

Sage Bird Ciderworks to source 100 percent Virginia products, contribute to City’s downtown renaissance RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Sage Bird Ciderworks will open a new production facility and tasting room in the City of Harrisonburg’s Culinary District. This cidery project, which represents $155,000 in new investment, will create six new jobs and lead […]

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Virginia Companies Increase International Sales through Commonwealth’s Premier Exporting Program

Posted on January 16, 2020

Fourteen Virginia companies recognized for completing two-year international business acceleration program   RICHMOND—The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced that 14 companies from across the Commonwealth have graduated from its Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program. The program, which now has 304 graduates, assists Virginia exporters that have firmly established their domestic operations […]

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Manufacturer Expands into Waynesboro – Raven Engineered Films Opens Fabrication Facility in Waynesboro, VA

Posted on January 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 2, 2020 CONTACT: Greg Hitchin, 540-942-6779, HitchinGE@ci.waynesboro.va.us WAYNESBORO, VA- – Raven Industries, Inc. of Sioux Falls, SD announced today that its Engineered Films Division is expanding its fabrication operations to the East Coast of the United States with the opening of a facility in Waynesboro, VA. The facility will be located […]

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Season’s Greetings from SVP | December 2019

Posted on December 17, 2019

SVP Investors & Partners, What an incredible year it has been for the Shenandoah Valley region. When I began as Executive Director last December, I was excited to build on this region’s reputation as a leader in providing a successful forum for cooperation and partnership among the localities, private-sector businesses, and educational institutions. Your collaborative […]

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InDemand Series: Looking Forward

Posted on October 31, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: October 29, 2019   WHSV is wrapping up our year-long look at in-demand jobs in the valley. We’ve featured 24 different career paths with jobs that feature high pay but do not require a four-year college degree. Debby Hopkins with the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development board says people […]

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Passenger Numbers Taking Off at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

Posted on October 30, 2019

Article by Virginia Business. For original article, click here. Date: October 30, 2019 Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave is the state’s smallest commercial service airport, but its passenger numbers have skyrocketed over the past year and a half. After changing its commercial flight provider in April 2018 to Utah-based SkyWest, the airport saw its passenger […]

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InDemand Series: Customer Service Representative

Posted on October 16, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: October 15, 2019   WHSV – If you like helping people solve problems, a career as a Customer Service Representative could be for you. “Nobody ever calls customer service and says, ‘hey, everything is going great, I don’t have anything to talk about,’” said Brian Killingsworth, a customer […]

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