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Nancy Agee to Speak at Church Secretary Appreciation Day

Nancy Agee to Speak at Church Secretary Appreciation Day

Nancy Agee, President and Chief Executive Officer of Carilion Clinic, will be the featured speaker at the Rescue Mission of Roanoke’s annual Church Secretary Appreciation Day on May 21st from 12:00-1:30pm. At the event, the Rescue Mission, community, and Auxiliary members will celebrate the service of those men and women who act as church administrative […]

Pamplin Launches New Centers to Study “Big Data” and Entrepreneurship

Pamplin Launches New Centers to Study “Big Data” and Entrepreneurship

VA Tech’s Pamplin College of Business has launched two new centers to support research, teaching, and outreach in business intelligence and analytics, and in entrepreneurship. The Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics is led by accounting and information systems professor Weiguo (Patrick) Fan, who serves as director, and business information technology professor Terry Rakes, who […]

The 3 Major Sins of Sales Management

The 3 Major Sins of Sales Management

CEOs Must be Aware of How They’re Using Key People, Says Sought-After Speaker It’s a simple fact of business: Without sales, no one else downstream can do their jobs, says veteran sales manager and business speaker Jack Daly. Because of how vital sales are to a company, CEOs frequently tend to misuse their best people, […]

Competition Opens for National Cyber Challenge

Competition Opens for National Cyber Challenge

Cybersecurity enthusiasts are invited to compete against their peers for an invitation to one of four cyber camps offered this summer. The U.S. Cyber Challenge is open to high school and college students as well as young professionals across the country. Registration is open and will be available through April 29. The online competition closes on […]

Airport Commission Announces Retirement of Executive Director

Airport Commission Announces Retirement of Executive Director

Airport Commission chair Cynthia Lawrence, announced that Roanoke – Blacksburg Regional Airport Executive Director Jacqueline Shuck has informed the members of the Airport Commission of her desire to retire at the end of 2014. Shuck, who is the first and only airport director to serve under the Airport Commission which was formed in 1987, has worked […]

VT KnowledgeWorks Winners to Compete in Global Challenge to Be Held in Roanoke

VT KnowledgeWorks  Winners to Compete in Global Challenge to Be Held in Roanoke

The VT KnowledgeWorks Sixth Annual Entrepreneurship Challenge was a success as enthusiastic attendees gathered at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center on April 18. The Entrepreneurship Challenge provided a unique opportunity for student teams from Virginia Tech and entrepreneurs to present before a panel of local business leaders. The Challenge began with […]

VT KnowledgeWorks Announces $25,000 Game Changers Challenge

VT KnowledgeWorks Announces $25,000 Game Changers Challenge

VT KnowledgeWorks has announced the Game Changers Challenge, an opportunity for one entrepreneur or entrepreneurial team to qualify for a $25,000 “Running Start” loan plus a package of free startup assistance services. Solid runners-up may also qualify for free startup assistance. Any aspiring entrepreneur or entrepreneurial team may enter. The challenge is open to all […]

Is Corporate Culture Part of Your Business Plan?

Is Corporate Culture Part of Your Business Plan?

Whether you’re launching a new business or wondering why your existing company isn’t performing as well as predicted, longtime corporate executive Larry Katzen suggests taking a careful look at your business plan. Did you include a section describing the workplace culture and the steps you’ll take to foster that culture? “When you look at why […]

Goodlatte Recognizes Trane for Receiving Energy Star Certification

Goodlatte Recognizes Trane for Receiving Energy Star Certification

The Trane office building located in Roanoke and owned and managed by Newbern Properties, received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. Trane is […]

Roanoke Doctor Receives State Veterinarian of the Year Award

Roanoke Doctor Receives State Veterinarian of the Year Award

Dr. Jesse A. Webster Receives Honor For Standard of Excellence And Dedication To The Advancement Of Veterinary Medicine The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) has announced that Roanoke Veterinarian Dr. Jesse A. Webster is the 2014 recipient of the Paul F. Landis Veterinarian of the Year Award. Presented in honor of former VVMA and American […]


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