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VT Carilion Study Finds High Stock Market Earners Have Unique Wiring

VT Carilion Study Finds High Stock Market Earners Have Unique Wiring

If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? It may be that, when it comes to stock market success, your brain is heeding the wrong neural signals. In a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Caltech found that, when they […]

BBB Advisory: House Flipping Seminars Won’t Get You Rich Quick

BBB Advisory: House Flipping Seminars Won’t Get You Rich Quick

BBB is advising consumers to be cautious of companies traveling to Roanoke in July to host free seminars on flipping houses. These Seminars claim to show how the average consumer can learn to successfully buy and quickly resell or “flip” houses to build long-term wealth. Companies offering this type of workshop often claim there is […]

Roanoke Regional Partnership Launches New Web Portal

Roanoke Regional Partnership Launches New Web Portal

Improved online presence presents broad look at living and working in region In the ongoing commitment to market the Roanoke Region and attract people, jobs, and investment, the Roanoke Regional Partnership has launched a redesigned website: Roanoke.org. The new site consolidates the Partnership’s information resources into one web address and serves as a launching point […]

How to Overcome Excuses

How to Overcome Excuses

6 Tips to Gain the Edge & Meet Your Goals  Great people throughout history often fail, quite miserably, before finally reaching their goals, says international business strategist Dan Waldschmidt. “Van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime; Winston Churchill lost every public election until becoming prime minister at age 62; Henry Ford went bankrupt […]

B2Seed Biz Tip: Timing Really IS Everything

B2Seed Biz Tip: Timing Really IS Everything

Have you ever tried to help someone who didn’t think they needed it?  How did that work out for you? Generally speaking, as we go about our days trying to pay it forward, we are greeted with appreciation and sometimes even acknowledgement.  That feels good and it’s one of the reasons (if we are honest) […]

The Top Five Disaster Risks to Small Businesses

The Top Five Disaster Risks to Small Businesses

Get Preparedness Tips at Free Webinar Hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery Small business owners face two major challenges after disaster: loss of sales and a diminished customer base.  In a survey of 7,500 small and medium-sized businesses by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), 62% said losing profits and clients was their biggest […]

VT Carilion Scientists Seek to Develop Cutting Edge Imaging Capabilities

VT Carilion Scientists Seek to Develop Cutting Edge Imaging Capabilities

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists Deborah Kelly and Sarah McDonald are ambitious and determined, and it’s paying off. The two assistant professors recently received a National Institutes of Health grant for their collaborative work developing new imaging technologies that will allow them to see live rotavirus activity. McDonald and Kelly, whose offices share a […]

Miller-Motte Students Look to the Future

Miller-Motte Students Look to the Future

That school inside Tanglewood Mall, Miller-Motte Technical College, was abuzz last week as students met with prospective employers at a job fair. About 20 companies had set up tables and were available to speak with students pursuing certificate or 2-year degree programs at the for-profit school, where an associate’s degree may coast upwards of $30,000, […]

Regional Chamber Requests Nominations For Annual Small Business Awards

Regional Chamber Requests Nominations For Annual Small Business Awards

The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 28th Annual Small Business Awards. The nomination deadline is June 23, 2014. Chamber membership is not required. To receive a nomination form to nominate an outstanding small businesses, small business veteran or small business advocate, call 540.983.0700 x105, e-mail csmith@RoanokeChamber.org or visit www.RoanokeChamber.org […]

Virginia Tech Opens New Research Laboratory in India

Virginia Tech Opens New Research Laboratory in India

Four years in the making, Virginia Tech’s research laboratory in India opened recently with Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger presiding over the ribbon cutting. A built-to-specs laboratory is outfitted with equipment enabling researchers to harvest energy in new ways from waves, sun, and wind, as well as mechanical vibration such as railroad trains produce. […]


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