Archive for the Category ‘Business’

Journalist Joins B2C Enterprises to Launch Full-Service Public Relations Department      

Journalist Joins B2C Enterprises to Launch Full-Service Public Relations Department      

B2C Enterprises has announced the addition of new Communications Coordinator Jamie Miller.  She will specialize in public and media relations for existing and new clients. B2C Enterprises has been working with existing clients to support their public relations and communications efforts.  Through the years they’ve interacted with the media, shaped messaging, set up press conferences, and […]

Roanoke Library Director Receives National Award

Roanoke Library Director Receives National Award

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the 2016 Peggy Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children has been awarded to Sheila Umberger, director, Roanoke Public Libraries.  The Sullivan Award is presented annually to an individual in a library administrator role who has shown exceptional understanding and support of public library service […]

The Handbook of Small Business

The Handbook of Small Business

Roanoke Star Columnist Dick Baynton recently authored a book that was published in March of this year. Surprisingly, the publication is not about politics like many of his columns. It is a book about business; a resource for business students, entrepreneurs and the more than 22 million small business owners and their operators and managers. […]

Study To Measure Growth in Roanoke / Blacksburg Entrepreneurship

Study To Measure Growth in Roanoke / Blacksburg Entrepreneurship

Building on efforts to foster entrepreneurship in the region, Virginia Tech’s Office of Economic Development will spend the next six months measuring progress and exploring issues raised in the 2013 Regional Innovation Blueprint. Business and civic leaders created the blueprint in 2013. It was designed to promote jobs and entrepreneurship by connecting assets in the […]

Two VTC Research Institute Scholars honored with professorships

Two VTC Research Institute Scholars honored with professorships

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute faculty members Warren Bickel and P. Read Montague were appointed as endowed professors this week by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. The board honored Bickel, professor and director of the Addiction Recovery Research Center, by naming him the first Virginia Tech Carilion Behavioral Health Research Professor, and honored Montague, […]

WDBJ7’s Names New General Manager

WDBJ7’s Names New General Manager

Broadcast veteran Matt Pumo has been named as the new general manager of WDBJ7. He started in his new role Monday. “It’s great to be here in Roanoke,” said Pumo. “WDBJ7 has a long history of serving the viewers of Virginia, and I’m looking forward to working with the very talented people here and helping […]

TAP Honors Former President

TAP Honors Former President

In January 2015, Total Action for Progress (TAP) announced it would name its main building located at 302 2nd Street in downtown Roanoke, after its former president for 40 years, Ted Edlich. Near the end of February 2016, the lettering was completed and placed permanently on the side of the agency, along with a plaque with […]

Grant to Benefit Entrepreneurial Efforts in Roanoke-Blacksburg Region

Grant to Benefit Entrepreneurial Efforts in Roanoke-Blacksburg Region

From funding prototypes to reducing risk, entrepreneurs face common roadblocks when taking an idea or business from invention to market. With a near $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce – one of 25 grants created to advance capacity-building and entrepreneurial efforts – Virginia Tech’s Catalyst Program will accelerate its efforts to support technology, […]

Assistant Dean for Admissions Named at VTC School of Medicine

Assistant Dean for Admissions Named at VTC School of Medicine

Melanie Prusakowski has been named assistant dean for admissions at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Prusakowski holds a number of positions with the school and with Carilion Clinic. In addition to serving as director of pediatric emergency education for Carilion Clinic, associate chief of emergency services for Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and assistant […]

Hotel Roanoke Rebranded As Part of Hilton’s “Curio” Group

Hotel Roanoke Rebranded As Part of Hilton’s “Curio” Group

Since it reopened in 1995 – after being saved from the wrecking ball perhaps by the Virginia Tech Foundation – Hotel Roanoke has been managed by the Doubletree Hotel arm of the Hilton Hotel chain. Doubletree properties are known for the chocolate chip cookies that guests receive when they check in. Well the cookies and […]



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