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4 Rules For Hiring & Retaining Your Best Employees

4 Rules For Hiring & Retaining Your Best Employees

Veteran Entrepreneur Says The Best Teacher Is Experience Exorbitant student loans constitute just one reason why young people eager to experience the world may want to reconsider college, says Ed Basler, a veteran entrepreneur. There is now $1.2 trillion worth of college debt in the United States and the average borrower will graduate $26,600 in […]

Roanoke City To Hold Career, Lifestyle and Financial Fitness Fair

Roanoke City To Hold Career, Lifestyle and Financial Fitness Fair

The City of Roanoke will hold a Career, Lifestyle and Financial Fitness Fair in conjunction with the offices of Congressman Bob Goodlatte and Congressman Morgan Griffith on Monday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Berglund Center in the Special Events Hall located at 710 Williamson Rd. Admission is free for attendees and exhibitor space is complementary […]

Common Financial Blunders That Will Leave Your Wallet Empty

Common Financial Blunders That Will Leave Your Wallet Empty

Financial Literacy Month Is A Good Time To Get Your Fiscal House In Order To err is human, but when mistakes affect your pocketbook it’s not exactly divine. Don’t feel alone if you’ve committed a financial blunder, though. Two-thirds of Americans have made a significant money mistake somewhere along the way, says Jim Chilton, founder […]

Ferrum Launches Online Criminal Justice Degree Program

Ferrum Launches Online Criminal Justice Degree Program

Program is designed to prepare students with applied science degrees in criminal justice for enhanced careers in law, law enforcement, corrections, and social science research. Ferrum College has launched a fully accredited Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science Online Degree Completion Program designed to prepare students with applied science degrees in criminal justice for enhanced careers in law, […]

GE Donates $3,500 to Virginia Museum of Transportation

GE Donates $3,500 to Virginia Museum of Transportation

General Electric is donating $3,500 to the Virginia Museum of Transportation to support the organization’s educational outreach and development of future exhibits. The donation is being made on behalf of its 750 employees located at the company’s Salem, Virginia, facility, where industrial controls are designed and manufactured. A cross-functional group including leadership, engineers and production […]

“Fork in The Road” Is Finally On The Road

“Fork in The Road” Is Finally On The Road

It took a while to finally come together and to remodel the vehicle itself as a rolling kitchen but Dave Trinkle’s “Fork in the Road” food truck has finally joined a growing fleet that can be found outside local microbreweries, at festivals and local businesses. Trinkle – who works for Carilion and is also a […]

Salem Names New Deputy Fire Chief

Salem Names New Deputy Fire Chief

Salem Fire and EMS Chief, John Prillaman, has announced that Captain Matt Rickman has been named the department’s new Deputy Chief, effective March 15. Prillaman vacated the Deputy Chief position on January 1 when he replaced Chief Pat Counts, who retired after 40 years of service to the city. “Matt’s education, experience and training set […]

Jefferson Center Announces New Marketing Hire

Jefferson Center Announces New Marketing Hire

Jefferson Center announced its recent addition to their team to meet the needs of their upcoming performance schedule. Matthew Wirt was tapped as Marketing Manager at the beginning of March, 2015. “I couldn’t be more excited to join this team,” says Wirt. “For a decade, I’ve enjoyed the top notch music and art Jefferson Center […]

PCA Healthcare to join Carilion Clinic in June

PCA Healthcare to join Carilion Clinic in June

Move adds five practice locations and 17 physicians to Carilion’s presence   ­ PCA Healthcare today announced that it intends to join Carilion Clinic in June.   “Carilion Clinic’s philosophical approach to medicine is where we see the future of our practice, especially as it relates to primary care,” said Dr. Edwin (Ted) Polverino, president […]

The Bridges Nears Completion as Starbucks Arrives

The Bridges Nears Completion as Starbucks Arrives

The new Starbucks, on South Jefferson Street across from the Virginia Tech Carilion medical campus, has actually been open for several months but a symbolic ribbon cutting just took place recently. Roanoke City Manager Chris Morrill, store employees and principals with The Bridges mixed-use development project, that also includes the South 16 apartment complex going […]



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