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Virginia’s Blue Ridge Wins 2015 VIRGO Award

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Wins 2015 VIRGO Award

The Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau (RVCVB) was recently awarded a VIRGO Award for last year’s summer ad campaign, Blue Ridge Standard Time. The prestigious award is presented by the Virginia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (VACVB), an association supporting destination marketing organizations and the development of tourism and travel professionals. The VIRGO […]

Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Joins Gentry Locke

Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Joins Gentry Locke

Gentry Locke has announced the addition of the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Cynthia D. Kinser, who will serve as Senior Counsel to the firm. Justice Kinser will focus on appeals, criminal matters, and government investigations. As Virginia’s first woman chief justice, Kinser spent 17 years on the Supreme Court of […]

Record Number Attend BBB Secure Your ID Day

Record Number Attend BBB Secure Your ID Day

BBB Serving Western Virginia reported a record-breaking turnout for their semiannual ‘Secure Your ID’ document shredding event held April 25, 2015 at the Salem Civic Center. BBB served 668 vehicles, resulting in 30,000 lbs of shredded personal documents. “We are overwhelmed by the number of folks who participated and secured their personal documents. It’s evident […]

Change of Plans at Wasena Station

Change of Plans at Wasena Station

Turns out that Roanoke’s new outdoors outfitter – Roanoke Mountain Adventures – will not be moving into the refurbished Wasena Station after all. The long-shuttered former train station and one-time home to the Virginia Museum of Transportation – closed since the Flood of 1985 – is being renovated by building owner John Anstey, also a […]

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 […]



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