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Roanoke County Board Names Administrator

Roanoke County Board Names Administrator

The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors has announced the appointment of Thomas C. Gates as County Administrator. “This is a significant day for Roanoke County,” stated Chairman Joe McNamara. “I am pleased that my fellow supervisors and I can share that we have selected a new administrator, one who is passionate about public service and […]

BBB Tips: Finding a Legitimate Holiday Job

BBB Tips: Finding a Legitimate Holiday Job

Tis the season to be hiring. After a turbulent start to 2014, the National Retail Federation has announced it expects sales this holiday season to increase a healthy 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion. According to CareerBuilder’s annual holiday hiring survey, 43 percent of companies plan on hiring seasonal employees in 2014. Sadly, legitimate retailers are […]

Co-op Shoppers “Give Up!” to the Tune of $25K

Co-op Shoppers “Give Up!” to the Tune of $25K

Since establishing the “Give Up!” program in October 2013, Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op’s shoppers have contributed over $25,000 in loose change to 14 different local organizations in the Roanoke Valley. At the two co-op locations in Roanoke – Grandin Road and Downtown Roanoke – co-op cashiers ask shoppers if they want to Give Up! at […]

DePaul Community Resources Names New COO

DePaul Community Resources Names New COO

DePaul Community Resources has announced Linda Hentschel as their inaugural Chief Operating Officer. In this new role, Hentschel will oversee almost all internal operations and provide both day-to-day and strategic leadership. Originally a social worker in the agency’s treatment foster care program, Hentschel spearheaded the creation of a Quality Improvement department for DePaul Community Resources, […]

Roanoke Catholic Announces Promotion / New Hire

Roanoke Catholic Announces Promotion / New Hire

Roanoke Catholic School has announced the promotion of Debbie Stump as the Director of Major Gifts and Education State Tax Credits. Debbie will celebrate her twenty year career with Roanoke Catholic School in December, 2014. She has played an important role in building the future sustainability for the school. The school has grown through her […]

Business Leaders Support Quality Early Learning as Job One for Virginia’s Workforce

Business Leaders Support Quality Early Learning as Job One for Virginia’s Workforce

Nearly 100 business leaders from the New River and Roanoke Valley region attended a” Smart Beginnings: Job One” event recently to learn more about the role of quality early learning as the foundation for workforce success. The Business Leaders Breakfast was hosted by Smart Beginnings New River Valley and Smart Beginnings Greater Roanoke. Barry DuVal, […]

Kroger’s Natural and Organic Foods Growing in Mid-Atlantic Division

Kroger’s Natural and Organic Foods Growing in Mid-Atlantic Division

Kroger’s share of the market for natural and organic foods is growing faster than the national average. “There is high demand for natural foods throughout our region,” said David Wilson, natural foods specialist for the Mid-Atlantic region.   “We attribute our growth to being responsive to changing tastes of customers and to expanding our selection.” For […]

Barrel Chest Is All Things Beer and Wine – And Lots of It

Barrel Chest Is All Things Beer and Wine – And Lots of It

Take a 4000 square foot space, fill it with more than 1200 brands or types of beer – and almost as many wine choices – and you have Barrel Chest Wine & Beer, which opened several months ago at 4305 Electric Road, close to the Starkey Road intersection in Southwest Roanoke County. Then add a […]

Frank Rogan Stepping Down As United Way of Roanoke Valley CEO

Frank Rogan Stepping Down As United Way of Roanoke Valley CEO

Frank Rogan, United Way of Roanoke Valley’s leader for the past 14 years, announced today that he is resigning from his position. Rogan will remain on the job until early February 2015 and will work closely with the Board of Directors and senior staff on transition plans and the search for a new chief executive. […]

WVTF Public Radio / RADIO IQ Names New Program Director

WVTF Public Radio / RADIO IQ Names New Program Director

Josh Jackson has been named program director and content manager at WVTF Public Radio and RADIO IQ. As program director and content manager, Jackson will be responsible for all programming produced, acquired, and distributed by the two distinct services, WVTF Public Radio and RADIO IQ, as well as content created for the WVTF Public Radio and […]



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