Onward NRV Events

2019 Spring Luncheon Recap

Onward NRV set another record with 109 attendees at the Onward Spring Luncheon last week! Held at New River Community College, the event was sponsored by First Bank & Trust, an Onward NRV investor.

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The keynote speaker was Dr. Pat Huber, NRCC President. Dr. Huber discussed the flourishing programs at NRCC, the future of the school, and how NRCC aligns with Onward NRV’s vision for Virginia’s New River Valley.

The event also served as a celebration for reaching 106% of the Onward 2023 fundraising campaign goal. Onward NRV is incredibly grateful for the participation of the the campaign co-chairs and presented each with an award for their dedication. More photos can be found on the Onward NRV Facebook page.

The program also featured a welcome from Board Chairman Ed Lawhorn and quarterly update from Executive Director Charlie Jewell.

The quarterly luncheons are a great way to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in Virginia’s New River Valley and at Onward NRV. They’ve also become a great learning and networking opportunity for our investors and guests.

Thank you to all who attended the Winter Luncheon. A special thank you to the event sponsor First Bank & Trust.

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Look out for the next Onward NRV investor event in June!


Virginia’s New River Valley: For those searching for an inspiring place to live and do business, Virginia’s New River Valley provides both an eclectic small town atmosphere and an innovative, collaborative business community with a loyal, highly skilled, and educated workforce. Offering the best of all worlds – magnificent mountains, cutting-edge research, arts, entertainment, and education – it’s A NATURAL FIT.

Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.

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