Entries by Onward New River Valley

Onward NRV Attends 2023 Virginia Consultants Forum

On May 15th – May 17th, Onward NRV joined site consultants and other economic development organizations from across the Commonwealth at the 2023 Virginia Consultants Forum in Virginia Beach. The 2023 Virginia Consultants Forum was sponsored by the Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA) and Team Virginia, which is a partnership between the Virginia Chamber Foundation […]

Onward NRV Attends 2023 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Onward New River Valley recently attended the 2023 SelectUSA Investment Summit, the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment in the United States. Coordinated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the summit connects companies from all over the world with economic development agencies from across the United States. During the Investment Summit, Onward NRV […]

Onward NRV Attends 2023 AVUSI Xponential

Onward NRV attended the AUVSI Xponential Symposium on Uncrewed Systems on May 8th-11th in Denver, Colorado. Onward NRV Director of Business Engagement Samantha Livesay attended on behalf of Onward NRV. AUVSI stands for the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International and is “the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of uncrewed systems and […]

Onward NRV Hosts Spring 2023 Tech/IT Leaders’ Summit

On April 18, 2023, technology industry leaders from around the New River Valley gathered for a Tech/IT leaders’ summit at the delightful Hyatt Place Blacksburg/University. During the summit, guest speaker Wendi Pannell, CEO of Pannell Consulting, addressed issues that hybrid work environments present for businesses today. Wendi challenged the attendees to adjust the skills that […]

Onward NRV Hosts Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit

On March 4, 2023, manufacturing leaders from across the region gathered together at the beautiful Holiday Inn in Christiansburg to network and learn about how onsite occupational health and wellness programs could benefit their companies and their employees. Niki Hale, Senior Director Occupational Health for Carilion Clinic, and Whitney Long, Director of Wellness Services for […]

Onward NRV’s Spring Investor Reception Focuses on Talent-Driven Economic Development

Onward NRV hosted investors at the University Club of Virginia Tech in Lane Stadium on Thursday, March 9th for the organization’s Spring Investor Reception. The focus of the event was talent-driven economic development. Nearly 100 investors and community leaders attended the event. Executive Director Katie Boswell began by greeting and thanking elected officials, board members, […]