Entries by Onward New River Valley

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 […]

Onward NRV Now Hiring: Executive Director

Onward NRV, the regional economic development alliance for Virginia’s New River Valley, is searching for an experienced and enthusiastic Executive Director to lead the organization. The Executive Director creates a platform for public private collaboration on regional economic development strategy, implements programs, convenes key regional stakeholders, and externally markets the region. This is an opportunity […]

Onward NRV Welcomes Samantha Livesay as Director of Business Engagement

Scott Blankenship, Chair of Onward New River Valley, has announced the appointment of Samantha Livesay to the position of Director of Business Engagement effective September 6, 2021. Samantha will lead Onward NRV’s investor relations program, engage with local companies in the organization’s targeted industries, and forge partnerships with area employers and educational institutions to support […]

An Onward NRV Transition

Dear investors, partners, and allies: We, Charlie Jewell and Scott Blankenship, would like to jointly inform you of a transition for the Onward NRV team. Charlie is resigning his position as Executive Director, effective Friday, August 6. He has accepted the role as Managing Director of The Site Selectors Guild, an organization of members who […]