Entries by Onward New River Valley

Blacksburg Transit Bus Wrap Markets the Livability of the NRV

Onward New River Valley worked this summer to successfully wrap a Blacksburg Transit bus with Virginia’s New River Valley marketing messaging. The bus design, created by Uncork-It, Inc. and installed by Signspot, encourages Virginia Tech students and Hokie football fans to make the region home by finding their careers and their communities in the NRV. […]

Onward NRV Livability Campaign Reaches 400,000+ People

Onward NRV conducted a month-long digital marketing campaign in July 2021 that advertised Virginia’s New River Valley to remote workers. The purpose of this campaign was to promote the region as an ideal place to live for remote workers and to raise awareness about the region’s abundant outdoor amenities. People living in major metros east […]

Onward NRV Creates Virtual Tours for NRV Sites & Buildings

Onward NRV has created virtual tours for many of the available sites and buildings in Virginia’s New River Valley. The videos, which were created in collaboration with Nightfire Productions, highlight the unique aspects of each site or building. These include building square footage, site acreage, availability of utilities, and proximity to interstates. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

Onward NRV Now Hiring: Executive Director

Onward NRV, the regional economic development alliance for Virginia’s New River Valley, is searching for an experienced and enthusiastic Executive Director to lead the organization. The Executive Director creates a platform for public private collaboration on regional economic development strategy, implements programs, convenes key regional stakeholders, and externally markets the region. This is an opportunity […]

Onward NRV Welcomes Samantha Livesay as Director of Business Engagement

Scott Blankenship, Chair of Onward New River Valley, has announced the appointment of Samantha Livesay to the position of Director of Business Engagement effective September 6, 2021. Samantha will lead Onward NRV’s investor relations program, engage with local companies in the organization’s targeted industries, and forge partnerships with area employers and educational institutions to support […]

An Onward NRV Transition

Dear investors, partners, and allies: We, Charlie Jewell and Scott Blankenship, would like to jointly inform you of a transition for the Onward NRV team. Charlie is resigning his position as Executive Director, effective Friday, August 6. He has accepted the role as Managing Director of The Site Selectors Guild, an organization of members who […]

Summer Interns Explore Virginia’s New River Valley During 2021 NRV Experience

New River Valley, VA – Interns participating in Onward New River Valley’s second annual NRV Experience program spent the summer exploring Virginia’s New River Valley and learning the benefits of living and working in the region. The NRV Experience is a seven-week long summer curriculum designed to support employer internship programs by helping their interns […]

Onward NRV is Hiring: Director of Business Engagement

Onward NRV, a public/private economic development organization, is looking for a team-oriented individual who is creative and eager to promote the economic vitality of Virginia’s New River Valley. The Director of Business Engagement is responsible for, but not limited to, leading Onward NRV’s investor relations program, engaging with local companies in Onward NRV’s targeted industries, […]