Entries by Abigail Hammack

COVID-19 Resources for Business Portal Launched

Blacksburg, VA – Onward New River Valley and its partnering organizations are working diligently to understand the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on businesses in the NRV. As we begin to adapt to the new challenges our region and nation face, Onward NRV and its partners are here to do everything we can to […]

Onward NRV Launches New Business Services Guide

Onward New River Valley officially launched the organization’s new Business Services Guide today. Onward NRV created the online Business Services Guide to be a vital resource for companies looking to relocate or expand in Virginia’s New River Valley. We want the Online Business Services Guide to be the first place a business looks when it need […]

Onward NRV Hosts Media Tour

Onward NRV hosted a media tour for national journalists with the help of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership on April 16. The tour focused on Advanced Manufacturing in the NRV and consisted of quality programming to provide story ideas for journalists. The writers in attendance were Catherine Sbeglia (Manufacturing.Net & Mfgnet; Manufacturing Business Technology; Industrial […]

Onward NRV Video for Livability Initiative

The NRV Livability Initiative, which was hosted in early March by the NRV Regional Commission, consisted of speed round reporting from local organizations and individuals that help make Virginia’s New River Valley a good place to live and work. Onward NRV staff was unable to attend in person (due to a conflict with the Site […]

Onward NRV Participates in AUVSI Xponential 2019

Onward New River Valley attended AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) XPONENTIAL in Chicago earlier this month. The event features the latest and most relevant technologies from leading organizations all around the globe. It’s a snapshot of where Unmanned Systems is as an industry and it illustrates just how much the ecosystem has grown. […]

Onward NRV Hosts First Industry Summits

Onward NRV hosted it’s first series of Industry Summits as a part of the Industry Hub Initiative. The Industry Hub Initiative was created to support and grow the NRV’s targeted industries, starting with Manufacturing and Information Technology. The goal of the is to turn Virginia’s New River Valley into a well-known hub for both of […]

Onward NRV Attends “Young, Smart, & Local” Talent Conference

Director of Marketing & Communications Abigail Hammack attended the Young, Smart, & Local talent conference in Philadelphia early this month. The two-day conference is designed to inform and engage leaders from higher education, business, government, economic development, and community organizations on best practices around talent growth and attraction. The conference was hosted by Campus Philly, […]

Marketing to Site Selectors in Richmond

At the beginning of this month, Executive Director Charlie Jewell traveled to Richmond, VA to participate in the Area Development Consultants Forum Outfront Workshop. At the conference and workshop, Charlie was able to market to site consultants who help businesses select where to expand or relocate. Onward NRV sponsored the event to garner recognition among […]