Entries by Onward New River Valley

Onward NRV Quoted in Virginia Business Article

New River Valley, VA – The New River Valley landed several headline-generating deals in 2021, as highlighted in Virginia Business magazine. An article, titled “Compounding Interest”, describes the announcements and their substantial impact on the region. In the article, Onward NRV Executive Director Katie Boswell speaks to the industry appeal of relocating or expanding operations […]

Spring Investor Event Explores the Outdoor Economy in the NRV

Onward New River Valley hosted the organization’s Spring Investor Luncheon on Thursday, March 10th at Mountain Lake Lodge, located in beautiful Giles County. Onward NRV investors enjoyed the pristine mountain setting while networking and catching up on the latest news from the Onward team. The event was sponsored by Lionberger Construction. Scott Blankenship, Chairman of […]

Onward NRV Promotes Region at 2022 Winter Fancy Food Show

In February, Onward New River Valley Executive Director Katie Boswell attended the 2022 Winter Fancy Food Show in Las Vegas. Onward NRV in conjunction with representatives from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) and the Roanoke Regional Partnership who marketed Virginia as a great place to do business. During the show, Boswell was able meet […]

Onward NRV Attends Radford University Spring 2022 Career Fair

Onward New River Valley recently attended the Spring 2022 Career Fair at Radford University. The Onward team was on site representing the NRV and the multitude of professional opportunities available to new graduates. The event was well attended, and gave Onward the opportunity to promote regional employers and current job openings through the Virginia’s New […]

Onward NRV Welcomes Ian Littlejohn as Marketing Manager

Katie Boswell, Executive Director of Onward New River Valley, has announced the appointment of Ian Littlejohn to the position of Marketing Manager effective February 14, 2022. Ian will manage the branding, websites, and social media platforms for Virginia’s New River Valley and Onward NRV; promote the region as a premier destination to live, work, and […]

Onward NRV Launches Updated Online Resource for Regional Data

Onward NRV recently launched an updated online resource for regional data about Virginia’s New River Valley. The Regional Data webpage can be accessed at TheNRV.org/data. It features twelve data profiles with important information about demographics, housing, employment, and talent in the region. All NRV data profiles are available as PDF downloads. Here is a list […]

Onward NRV Hosts Winter Investor Reception at The Draper Mercantile

Onward New River Valley hosted the organization’s Winter Investor Reception on Thursday, January 27th, 2022. The event was held at The Draper Mercantile and Trading Company, located in Pulaski County. Onward NRV investors were able to meet-and-greet the organization’s newly appointed Executive Director, Katie Boswell. This event was proudly sponsored by MOVA Technologies and West […]

Onward NRV Hosts Tech Leaders’ Summit on Talent Retention and Recruitment

The Great Resignation to The Great Retention was the topic for Onward NRV’s virtual Tech/IT Leaders’ Summit on November 9th, 2021. Technology industry leaders from around the NRV joined the panelists, Jackie Lackey with Ideagen (formerly Qualtrax) and Marcia Elliott with Radford University, to learn and discuss solutions to retain and recruit talent during these […]

Onward NRV Hosts Virtual Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit on Talent

Onward NRV was excited to have guest speaker Gabrielle Bosché with The Millennial Solution present on talent retention and recruitment to industry leaders in Virginia’s New River Valley during the organization’s virtual Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit on November 10th. Twice a year, Onward NRV hosts Manufacturers Leaders’ Summits as part of the organization’s five-year strategy to […]