Entries by Onward New River Valley

Onward NRV Featured on Business Matters

Executive Director Charlie Jewell appeared on a recent episode of Blue Ridge PBS’s Business Matters to discuss the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Virginia’s New River Valley. During the episode “Regional Partnerships Moving the Economy Forward”, Charlie participated on a panel with John Hull, Executive Director of the Roanoke Regional Partnership, and Jamie […]

Work Talk Podcast Features Onward NRV Interview

Work Talk, a podcast discussing workforce trends in Virginia’s New River/Mount Rogers Region, recently interviewed Onward NRV’s Executive Director Charlie Jewell. Charlie spoke with host Marty Holliday, Executive Director of the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board, and Josh Lewis, Executive Director of Virginia’s Industrial Advancement Alliance, about regional economic development organizations in the episode […]

NRV COVID-19 Vaccine Updates Shared During Spring Investor Live Stream

Onward New River Valley hosted their Spring 2021 Investor Live Stream Event on Thursday, March 11, 2021. This virtual event discussed COVID-19 vaccines in a program titled, “NRV Vaccination Distribution and Employer Legalities”. Onward NRV welcomed Dr. Noelle Bissell, Health Director of the New River Health District, and Jim Cowan, Chairman of CowanPerry PC, as […]

Virginia Business Features Industry Competitiveness Surveys

Virginia Business magazine featured the results of Onward New River Valley’s Industry Competitiveness Surveys in a recent article about 2020 business announcements in the region. The article, titled “A Diversified Portfolio”, describes three major business announcements from 2020 in the NRV and their impact on the NRV. The article also discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Onward NRV Participates in Radford University Career Week

Onward New River Valley participated in the Radford University Center for Career & Talent Development 2021 Virtual Career Week during the week of February 22 – 26, 2021. During the week-long virtual event, Director of Business Engagement James Cabler and Marketing Manager Katie Boswell hosted five information sessions to promote Jobs in Virginia’s New River […]

NRV Economic Recovery Highlighted in Roanoke Times

The COVID-19 pandemic’s economic impact on Virginia’s New River Valley was recently highlighted in an article in the Roanoke Times. In the article, Onward NRV’s Executive Director Charlie Jewell spoke with reporter Luke Weir about the region’s current recovery and path forward. Here is an excerpt from the article: Employment took a similar dive in […]

Onward NRV Presents at SelectUSA UAS Virtual Event

Onward NRV presented about the New River Valley and the region’s unmanned systems industry during the Virginia session of SelectUSA’s UAS Virtual Inbound Investment Mission in January 2021. Executive Director Charlie Jewell shared the benefits of locating in the NRV for international unmanned aerial systems companies. The hour-long session also featured presentations from the Virginia […]

Onward NRV Talent Initiatives Featured in Valley Business Front

Onward New River Valley’s talent initiatives, a part of the organization’s five-year economic development strategy, were recently featured in an article in the February 2021 issue of Valley Business Front. The article, titled “Staffing, Hiring, and Recruiting… Oh My!”, discussed the continued need for developing, recruiting, and retaining talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. The […]