Entries by Ashley Lamb

Onward NRV Receives IEDC Award Two Years in a Row

New River Valley, VA – Onward New River Valley received a Excellence in Economic Development Gold Award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for the Virginia’s New River Valley Region Video. This is the second year in a row that Onward NRV has received an Excellence in Economic Development Award from IEDC. Onward NRV […]

Onward NRV Hosted Employer Info Session to Address Talent

New River Valley, VA – Onward New River Valley hosted an employer information session on December 3rd to talk about our current initiatives to address talent retention. Onward NRV will be launching our first internship consortium next Summer 2020 called the NRV Experience. The NRV Experience is a series of community engagement, professional development, and […]

Bi-Annual Manufacturing Summit Connects Companies & CTE Directors

New River Valley, VA – Onward NRV hosted the second manufacturing summit of the year on October 10th at the Farmhouse in Christiansburg. As part of Onward NRV’s Five-Year Strategy, Onward 2023, we hosted the bi-annual summit for the Manufacturing industry to encourage collaboration around common challenges and opportunties and provide input on Onward NRV’s […]

Onward NRV Hosts SelectUSA FAM Tour

Onward NRV hosted an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) tour for SelectUSA European consultant and Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP). The tour showcased the UAS assets across Virginia’s New River Valley to demonstrate the benefits of locating UAS companies here. The day started with breakfast, a state presentation from VEDP, and a regional presentation from Charlie […]

Onward NRV 2019 Annual Dinner

Virginia’s New River Valley – Onward New River Valley held its 2019 Annual Dinner at the German Club in Blacksburg, VA with 162 individuals in attendance. After a warm welcome from Dennis Reece, Onward NRV Chair, Onward NRV recognized Julian Kirk and Ed Lawhorn for their years of service to the organization. Julian served on […]

Onward NRV 2019 Regional Impact Awards

Virginia’s New River Valley – Onward NRV delivered the 2019 Regional Impact Award to 5 companies in the New River Valley at our 2019 Annual Dinner. The Regional Impact Award recognizes and celebrates those companies who are investing and creating jobs in the NRV. Over the past year, these award winners have had a significant […]

Bi-Annual IT Summit Discusses Housing and Airport Logistics

New River Valley, VA – Onward NRV hosted the second IT summit of the year at the Hyatt in Blacksburg, VA. As part of Onward NRV’s Five-Year Strategy, Onward 2023, we hosted the bi-annual summit for the Information Technology industry to encourage collaboration around common challenges and opportunties and provide input on Onward NRV’s industry […]

Onward NRV Hosts 2nd Economic Vitality Summit

Virginia’s New River Valley – Last week, Onward NRV hosted the 2nd Economic Vitality Summit at Radford University. Economic leaders from all across the New River Valley were invited to participate and share updates and ideas on how to help the region prosper. The purpose of the summits is to promote collaboration within the NRV […]

Onward NRV Speaks at VT Local Employer Summit

Director of Business Engagement, James Cabler, recently spoke at the Virginia Tech Career and Professional Development Local Employer Summit. As part of the local employment community panel, James had the opportunity to share with over 26 companies and organizations how Onward NRV is committed to bringing and retaining talent in the community. He shared Onward […]

Onward NRV 2018-2019 Annual Report

This year Onward NRV has been working hard to build collaborative partnerships and market the assets and strengths of the NRV. With the support and investment from our 115 investors, we were able to successfully transition into executing year one of the five-year strategy, Onward 2023. Our 2018-2019 Annual Report showcases some of our key […]