Tag: small business virginia

Fund targets business sectors for growth

The Staunton Creative Community Fund, a provider of loans and assistance to empower small businesses, is launching a new outreach campaign targeting emerging businesses with the potential to spawn new industries in the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. With Virginia’s unemployment rate in November remaining at nearly 7 percent for the third consecutive month with traditional […]


Conference focuses on small business

Virginia has come full circle since Jodi Raskind’s college years. Raskind, the director of a microloan program in the U.S. Small Business Administration, started college at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge. This was before interstates and highway bypasses made it easy to get to Clifton Forge from Northern Virginia. “My father once […]