Your Business + Our Workforce + This Experience = Recipe for Business Success in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

Many of the Shenandoah Valley’s best kept secrets are name brands being produced in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities throughout our region. Our cooking classes will give us an opportunity to tell our story of deep food and beverage manufacturing expertise through good food and fellowship – virtually.

Throughout 2021 you’ll hear from local food and beverage industry partners on their business success stories and how their projects – both big and small, new and expanding – were made possible by regional ingredients for their success.

Follow along throughout the year as we share how the Shenandoah Valley’s food and beverage businesses maximize farm-to-table culture for field-to-market success.

Bon Appétit,
Team SVP

Aviation Innovation in the Shenandoah Valley: The NextGen Aviators Program

During this “cooking” class, our consultants discovered that the Shenandoah Valley is not just food and beverage. Follow along as we fabricate an airplane at Dynamic Aviation. We’ll have guests talking about Dynamic Aviation’s unique NextGen Aviators program and how they are transforming what young people see as potential career paths. You’ll learn what it takes to be an engineer, fabricator, pilot or aviation mechanic in no time! Click here to read more.

The Shenandoah Valley Life. Choose Your Own Cozy.

Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley life is 365 days of “cozy.” Our cozy character is formed by a mosaic of majestic mountains, downtown hubs, and accessible outdoor recreation. In November, site selectors followed along as we baked Wade’s Mill Cornbread and shared how our agricultural heritage is instrumental in the success of our food and beverage industry and adds to our quality of life. Click here to read more.

(44 min. watch)

Oh, the Places We’ll Go: Back to School Edition

It’s back to school for the Shenandoah Valley’s 10 colleges and universities, 8 career and technical centers, and public and private K-12 schools. In August, site selectors prepared granola bars and heard from higher-education guests who shared how the Shenandoah Valley applies high academic standards, new technologies, and the application of classroom learning to real-world situations to create a recipe for workforce success. Click here to read more.

(48 min. watch)

Fresh Food, Fresh Air, Fresh Perspective.

In May, we streamed live from Massanutten Resort, one of our four-season recreational attractions and top employers in the region. Site selectors grilled chicken tacos alongside Farmer Focus’ very own Jefferson Heatwole and met special guests who shared how the Shenandoah Valley offers a fresh perspective that creates a recipe for business success. Click here to read more.

(32 min. watch)

Life is Sweeter in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

In February, we streamed live from The Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns, one of our premier tourism venues. Site selectors followed along sous-chef Jay Langston as he prepared his Cappuccino Peanut Butter Blossoms. Throughout the segment, special guests shared how our economic development assets, including the Hershey Boot Camp, develop the infrastructure and workforce for some of the sweetest jobs in the Shenandoah Valley. Click here to read more.

(47 min. watch)