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Roanoker Named Outstanding Recent VA Tech Alumna

Roanoker Named Outstanding Recent VA Tech Alumna

Anh Tran of Roanoke, Virginia, received the Outstanding Recent Alumna Award during the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences awards ceremony. Tran earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in 2006 and is currently a senior research associate with Novozymes Biologicals Inc. in Salem, Virginia. Her work resulted in a patent award and a […]

Roanoke Firm Receives 22nd Annual Communicator Award

Roanoke Firm Receives 22nd Annual Communicator Award

Two Communicator Awards were presented to B2C Enterprises for their work with Boxley and Reid’s Fine Furnishings. With over 6,000 entries received from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. “Over the past seven years, our relationships with our […]

Oakey’s Funeral Service Names Vice President

Oakey’s Funeral Service Names Vice President

Debbie Moss has been named Vice President of Oakey’s Funeral Service. In addition to her new role, she will continue as Aftercare Coordinator providing additional care for the friends and family of the deceased. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington (formerly Mary Washington College) in Fredericksburg, Virginia with a BA in Sociology, Debbie […]

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. […]

City Market Building Has New Director

City Market Building Has New Director

The City Market Building Foundation has announced that it has appointed Elliot Broyles as the first executive director in the history of the Foundation. In the newly created role, Broyles will oversee management and operations of the facility, tenant relations, marketing and event management, and promotion of the Market Building’s 3rd floor event space, Charter […]

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 […]

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 […]



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