Roanoke Chamber announces QualiChem as region’s small business of the year

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Roanoke Chamber announces QualiChem as region's small business of the year

The Roanoke Regional Chamber and Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center have named QualiChem, Inc., the 2016 Small Business of the Year. Steady growth in sales and staff were key factors in the selection they said. The Salem-based manufacturer of water treatment chemicals and metal working solutions that are distributed worldwide was recognized at the Chamber’s […]

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Roanoke area part of $900,000 in matching tourism grants

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that $927,000 in matching grant funds will be awarded to 43 local tourism initiatives as part of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program (MLP). The grants are designed to help local and regional tourism entities attract more visitors by leveraging local marketing dollars, and will ultimately impact at least […]

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VHHA recognizes eight Virginia legislators for the 2016 HosPAC Health Care Hero Award

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association announced that eight esteemed state lawmakers are recipients of the 2016 HosPAC Health Care Hero Award that recognizes legislators who epitomize leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the mission of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association in the community and the Virginia General Assembly. Award recipients for 2016 are Senator […]

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RCPS receives $1.6 million grant for summer extended school programs

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

RCPS receives $1.6 million grant for summer extended school programs

Roanoke City Public Schools receives  $1.6 million for new Extended School Year Grant Programs at Fairview Elementary, Fishburn Park Elementary and Monterey Elementary; and for existing programs at Fallon Park Elementary, Garden City Elementary, Hurt Park Elementary, Lincoln Terrace Elementary, Roanoke Academy for Math and Science, and Westside Elementary. RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe has […]

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Roanoke’s Southeast mural dedication creates neighborhood pride

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Roanoke's Southeast mural dedication creates neighborhood pride

It was a beautiful Southeast Roanoke sunny Saturday morning at Fire Station No. 6 on Jamison Avenue. Across the street on Dale Avenue the sun shone on a mountain themed mural that stretched well over a block. A wall that once was a gray and dull where Dale Avenue meets Jamison Avenue was transformed into […]

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TAP will receive almost $3 million for Early Head Start programs in the Roanoke Valley

Friday, July 29, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) announced today that Total Action Against Poverty (TAP), a local non-profit community action agency, will receive $2,717,445 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support Early Head Start programs in the Roanoke Valley. TAP’s Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) program provides comprehensive high-quality […]

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Virginia homelessness decreases over 10 percent in 2016 – Roanoke/Salem receive VHSP fundng

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development recently awarded $14.7 million in state and federal funds to address homelessness. Roanoke City, Roanoke County and Salem City received $520,492 of the allocation. Since 2010, Virginia has seen a 31 percent drop in overall homelessness. During that same time period, the Commonwealth has seen a 37.6 percent decrease […]

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Governor McAuliffe expected to be elected as the new Chairman of the NGA

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Governor McAuliffe expected to be elected as the new Chairman of the NGA

RICHMOND –Governor Terry McAuliffe, who is the current Vice-Chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) will travel to Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday, July 14th to participate in the annual summer meeting of the NGA. The Governor will participate in numerous meetings, panel discussions and receptions with a bipartisan group of governors from across the […]

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Franklin County’s Ply Gem Windows gets 76 new jobs

Thursday, April 7, 2016

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Ply Gem Windows, a subsidiary of leading North American exterior building products manufacturer Ply Gem Holdings, Inc., will invest $1.98 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the Town of Rocky Mount in Franklin County. The company will increase capacity for its vinyl window lines, creating 76 […]

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Gov. McAuliffe announces $2 million grant to retrain former coal workers

Friday, January 8, 2016

Now this is the kind of help that is needed in the diminishing coal production areas of Virginia. There is no “War on Coal” as some claim. It is not only limiting pollution for the health of the state, country, world – accessible coal is getting harder and more expensive to reach. Natural gas and […]

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City of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority receives HUD funds

Monday, December 7, 2015

The City of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority will receive $161,460  of  HUD funds to provide resources to help public housing residents and voucher recipients increase incomes, reduce dependency on welfare and subsidies. U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced the 18 Virginia localities that will receive more than $1.5 million in grants […]

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Claw machines entice scam or skill in waiting spaces

Friday, October 30, 2015

Claw machines entice scam or skill in waiting spaces

Modern computerized machines have very tricky ways of keeping the prizes inside, The ability to win a prize can depend as much on the crane in question as it does on the player. Just like prizes at carnivals the price to play and determination to win costs more than the prize itself. Mitchell Distributing was […]

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