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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Bloomaker Brings Production In-house: Will Ship Nearly 1 Million Amaryllis Bulbs From Augusta County Headquarters

Posted on August 8, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 8, 2019 Augusta County Economic Development & Tourism Contact: Amanda Glover, Director of Economic Development Phone: (540) 245-5619 E-mail: WAYNESBORO  – Bloomaker,, a U.S. market leader in amaryllis and potted tulips, will bring its production of amaryllis bulbs in house for quality-control purposes after previously relying on third-party suppliers […]

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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 history […]

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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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Business Development Manager Joins SVP Team

Posted on July 11, 2019

Date: July 9, 2019 The Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP) is pleased to welcome Travis Carter to the SVP team as the Business Development Manager. In this role, Travis is responsible for managing projects and developing and implementing a lead generation strategy to successfully meet SVP’s performance goals. Travis has a strong background in food manufacturing, […]

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InDemand Series: Maintenance Mechanic

Posted on July 9, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: July 10, 2019  WHSV – In this week’s look at InDemand jobs in the Valley, we’re featuring careers in mechanical work. Jonathan Kisamore, a maintenance mechanic apprentice at Tenneco in Harrisonburg, took a passion for mechanics and turned it into a career. “From a kid on, I’ve always […]

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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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Local Warehouse Company Receives Grant to Expand Rail Transportation

Posted on June 24, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: June 24, 2019 ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — A grant for a warehouse company in Rockingham County could help alleviate congestion on interstates across the state. New cold storage facility in Rockingham County | Credit: WHSV Interchange is in the process of building a new cold storage facility in Rockingham […]

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