Winter Luncheon Recap

Onward NRV hosted it’s last quarterly event of the 2017 calendar year. The Winter Luncheon was held at Radford University’s Kyle Hall last Thursday, December 14. The event, sponsored by Wells Fargo, was attended by approximately 50 people.

The program featured networking, a welcome from Board of Directors Vice-Chair Dennis Reece, lunch, an organizational update from Executive Director Charlie Jewell, and a presentation by keynote speaker Sarah Watt House, VP and Economist at Wells Fargo Securities. House updated the audience about the state of the national and local economy and economic predictions for the coming year.

View the Onward Organization Update slides here.

View Sarah Watt House’s presentation slides here.

Thank you to all who attended the Winter Luncheon.

A special thank you to Wells Fargo, RU catering and event staff, Kevin Kilgore, Sarah Watt House, Dennis Reece, and Tabitha Hodge for her 12+ years of service to our organization.

We’ll see you at our next luncheon in the Spring!


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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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