Entries by Onward New River Valley

Onward NRV Releases FY 2020-21 Annual Report

Onward New River Valley released the organization’s FY 2020-21 Annual Report at the 2021 Annual Dinner on November 30th. The Annual Report updates Onward NRV’s investors on the organization’s initiatives and highlights regional successes for Virginia’s New River Valley over the past year. During fiscal year 2020-21, Onward NRV contributed to the economic development of […]

Onward NRV Hosts 2021 Annual Dinner

Onward New River Valley hosted its 2021 Annual Dinner at the Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. The event drew key stakeholders from across the region and featured a networking reception, a buffet dinner, an awards ceremony, and a program. There were 123 individuals in attendance. Chair of the Onward […]

Onward NRV Presents 2021 Regional Impact Awards

Onward New River Valley presented the 2021 Regional Impact Awards to four companies at the organization’s Annual Dinner on November 30, 2021. The Regional Impact Awards are presented annually and celebrate companies who are making an impact in Virginia’s New River Valley by bringing new jobs and investment to the region. The award recipients were […]

Onward NRV Names Katie Boswell as Next Executive Director

Scott Blankenship, Chair of Onward New River Valley, has announced the appointment of Katie Boswell to the position of Executive Director effective December 1, 2021. Prior to her appointment, Boswell served as Director of Marketing for the organization, overseeing the marketing program and promoting Virginia’s New River Valley as a premier place to live, work, […]

Manufacturing Day 2021 Campaign Reaches 300,000+ People

Onward NRV celebrated Manufacturing Day 2021 by running a digital marketing campaign throughout the month of October. Manufacturing Day is an initiative that takes place across the country on the first Friday in October. According to the Manufacturing Day website, it “helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and […]

Onward NRV Attends Local AUVSI Symposium

Onward NRV supported the AUVSI Ridge and Valley Chapter Symposium on Unmanned Systems on October 26, 2021. Director of Marketing Katie Boswell attended the symposium on behalf of Onward NRV. Attending this yearly symposium is one of the ways that Onward NRV supports existing industry competitiveness in the region, which is part of Goal 1 […]

Onward NRV Presents NRV Branding During IEDC Webinar

Onward NRV presented its award-winning regional branding initiative for Virginia’s New River Valley during the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) “Extreme Makeover, #EconDev Edition” webinar on October 21, 2021. During the presentation, Director of Marketing Katie Boswell gave an overview of the region and shared the story of the rebranding process for Onward NRV and […]

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 […]