Entries by Abigail Hammack

Onward NRV Hosts Secretary Brian Ball and VEDP CEO Stephen Moret

Onward NRV hosted the Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) CEO Stephen Moret to tour Virginia’s New River Valley on Monday and Tuesday, November 5-6. Attendees also included Cass Rasnick, Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade for Rural Economic Development; Jason El Koubi, Executive Vice President […]

Onward NRV Is Hiring!

Onward NRV is looking for a highly qualified candidate to join our team as an Office Administrator. The Office Administrator is a hands-on position with broad responsibilities. The position will require experience in bookkeeping as well as general office administrative skills. The Office Administrator serves both internal (employees) and external audiences (clients, partners and vendors), […]

Onward NRV Supports Local AUVSI Unmanned Systems Symposium

Onward NRV supported unmanned systems in Virginia’s New River Valley this week through the annual unmanned systems symposium hosted by Ridge & Valley chapter of Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). Onward NRV sponsored the first day’s lunch and Marketing Manager Abigail Hammack had the opportunity to show the new Virginia’s New River Valley […]

Onward NRV Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

VIRGINIA’S NEW RIVER VALLEY – Onward New River Valley received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for the Targeted Industry Brochures, in the category of Special Purpose Print Brochure from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 2, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which […]

Roanoke Times: Onward NRV Looks to Reinvent Itself As Economy Booms

FROM ROANOKE TIMES – Unemployment rates are the lowest they’ve been in years, facility occupancy rates are high and the New River Valley economy seems to be humming along. But regional economic development group Onward NRV says that’s no time to sit back and coast. Instead, the group is preparing to reinvent itself. Onward Executive […]

Onward NRV Launches Fundraising Campaign and 5-Year Plan at Annual Dinner

VIRGINIA’S NEW RIVER VALLEY – Onward New River Valley publicly launched its fundraising campaign, Onward 2023: Join the Movement, to a record-breaking crowd during the organization’s annual dinner. Onward is seeking funding for a five-year strategic plan to bring jobs, investment, and talent to Virginia’s New River Valley. The event’s program featured keynote speakers Delegates Chris […]

Onward NRV Releases New Regional Video

NEW RIVER VALLEY, VA – Onward New River Valley is proud to release a brand new video showcasing the unique culture and assets of Virginia’s New River Valley. The New River Valley video, which was created with Nightfire Productions, is a culmination of input from people and companies all over the NRV. It encompasses the […]

“Brain Drain” GO Virginia Region 2 Project Launches

VIRGINIA’S NEW RIVER VALLEY – Onward NRV is partnering with the Roanoke Regional Partnership and the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance to research talent needs with “Project Brain Drain: Talent Attraction and Retention.” The GO Virginia Funded study will uncover why students from 15 higher education institutes are leaving GO Virginia Region 2 (Lynchburg, New River […]