Summer Reception Recap

Onward NRV set another summer attendance record with 84 registrants at the Onward Summer quarterly event last week! The event, which is usually a luncheon, changed formats to an evening reception that highlighted Food Processing and Agribusiness in Virginia’s New River Valley. Held at the Pete Dye River Course in Fairlawn, representatives from Bufffalo Mountain Kombucha, Whitebarrel Winery, and Rising Silo Brewery brought beverages and spoke about their products. The event was sponsored by Waldvogel Commercial Properties, an Onward NRV investor.

Onward Summer Reception

The quarterly events are a great way to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in Virginia’s New River Valley and at Onward. They’ve also become a great networking opportunity for our investors and guests.

Onward Summer Reception

The program featured a welcome from Board Chairman Ed Lawhorn and an Onward 2023 campaign update from Dr. John Dooley. Executive Director Charlie Jewell also gave a short update and explained the future of Food Processing and Agribusiness in the NRV. The speakers included Cassie and Scott Pierce (Buffalo Mountain Kombucha), Greg Zielski (Rising Silo), and Dr. Richard Obiso (Whitebarrel).

Missed the reception? Join us at our next quarterly event, the 2019 Annual Dinner. Stay tuned for more information. Sponsorship for the Annual Dinner is still available. Contact for more information.

Thank you to all who attended the Summer event. A special thank you to the event sponsor, Waldvogel Commercial Properties.


Virginia’s New River Valley: For those searching for an inspiring place to live and do business, Virginia’s New River Valley provides both an eclectic small town atmosphere and an innovative, collaborative business community with a loyal, highly skilled, and educated workforce. Offering the best of all worlds – magnificent mountains, cutting-edge research, arts, entertainment, and education – it’s A NATURAL FIT.

Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.

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