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Rebuild VA

Northam announces expansion of $70M Rebuild VA grant fund

Rebuild VA, the $70 million economic recovery fund launched in August, is expanding its eligibility criteria to allow more small businesses to apply.

gas prices

Gas prices down again this week: Increases coming soon?

Virginia gas prices have fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.09/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,081 stations.

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Boost conversion rates with these five email marketing automation strategies

Since most businesses have already adapted to digital marketing, the competition among these markets is tight. Various platforms are existing to help these businesses maximize the online world.

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Virginia labor market continues strong gains with economic reopening

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 1.8 percentage points in August to 6.1 percent, as the number of unemployed residents declined by 74,233.

Farm Credit of the Virginias

Farm Credit of the Virginias launches new website

Farm Credit of the Virginias has launched a new website with customer experience and business development in mind.

gas prices

Slight downtick in gas prices this week: Post-Labor Day declines expected

Virginia gas prices have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.12/gallon today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,081 stations.

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Study shows teens likely to drive less-safe vehicles

A teenager’s first car is often a hand-me-down or an inexpensive older, smaller model, and that could be making an already high-risk segment of drivers even more unsafe.

John Asbury

5 tips for navigating SBA Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently opened its forgiveness portal for small business owners who participated in the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

congress

Luria calls on House leadership to invest in workforce training

Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-VA-02) and Congressman Andy Kim (R-NJ-03) are making a bipartisan effort to urge House Leadership to allocate appropriate funding for workforce training programs that bolster coastal resiliency. 

covid-19

Luria fights for tax credits for small business to purchase PPE

Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-VA-02) has signaled her support of the Small Business PPE Tax Credit Act, which aims to provide tax credits of up to $25,000 for small businesses to purchase personal protective equipment for employees.

stable craft brewing

Stable Craft Brewing raises $10K for Staunton flood damage relief

Members of the Stable Craft Brewing team presented Jeff Ramsey of Staunton’s Byers Street Bistro with a check for $10,000 raised at a benefit hosted at Stable Craft last week. 

American Shakespeare Center

American Shakespeare Center goes global with Othello on Marquee TV

American Shakespeare Center will continue its SafeStart Season globally on Friday when the BlkFrs LIVE broadcast of Othello debuts on Marquee TV at 7:15 p.m. ET.

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Distilleries kick off fifth annual Virginia Spirits Month campaign

The Virginia Distillers Association is putting the finishing touches on the fifth annual month-long celebration of September Virginia Spirits Month, where it’s “5 o’clock for 30 days.” 

waynesboro

Waynesboro extending program to help businesses through COVID-19

Waynesboro City Council has introduced an ordinance to refund and reopen the Renaissance Fund application process. The Renaissance Fund grant program provides grants up to $25,000 for businesses that have suffered a loss due to business closures related to COVID-19.

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance launches 2020 Friendly City Fortune Raffle

With $250,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs and only 5,000 tickets sold, you’ve got great odds for a great cause.

Stable Craft Brewing

Stable Craft Brewing hosting Staunton flood benefit

Stable Craft Brewing at Hermitage Hill is announcing a special promotion to benefit Staunton restaurant flood victims on Sunday from noon-9 p.m. 

Massanutten Resort

Ski season passes now on sale at Massanutten Resort

Massanutten Resort is offering 2020-2021 ski season passes, including a new offering, a family pass for four immediate family members.

healthcare

Flu shots now available at all GIANT & MARTIN’S pharmacies

The GIANT Company announced today that flu vaccinations are now available at all 132 GIANT and MARTIN’S Food Markets in-store pharmacies to help families fight the flu this year.

gas prices

Slight uptick in gas prices in Virginia over past week

Virginia gas prices have risen 0.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.99/gallon today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,081 stations.

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Strong hemp growth boosts JMU-led consortium looking at agriculture, economics

A crop of Canadian hemp is flourishing on a farm east of Harrisonburg where a James Madison University professor continues his research on best practices for cultivating the plant.