News for Community

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Ryan D. Lee, FACHE has joined LewisGale Medical Center as the  new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Prior to relocating to Virginia, Lee spent the last two years as COO at West Boca Medical Center in Boca Raton, Florida.  “Ryan’s relationship-focused leadership style has brought noteworthy improvements in quality, satisfaction, physician and employee engagement and operations. He has also been ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, January 07, 2019
The League of American Bicyclists, a national bicycling and advocacy organization of nearly 20,000 members, has recognized the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (RVARC) with a prestigious bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) certification.   With the announcement of 82 new and renewing BFBs across the country, RVARC joins a growing list of 1,314 local businesses, government ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia, a nonprofit organization that grants life-changing wishes to children with critical medical conditions throughout Virginia, is pleased to welcome Tony Pearman to its Board of Directors.    Tony Pearman is CEO and a co-founder of Access, one of the region’s most awarded advertising agencies, with more than 20 years of diverse regional and national experience. He ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Friendship Health, a leader in skilled nursing and post-acute care, has announced the selection of Brandon Evans as its new Administrator for Friendship South. Evans came to Friendship from The Glebe, where he started as the Director of Nursing and was later promoted to Administrator of Health Services.  “We are excited to have Brandon join our team,” said Ben Higgins, Director of Operations ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Friendship, a local leader in senior living and rehabilitation, has selected the winners of its annual recognition awards for 2018. The four awards were presented at the annual Employee Recognition Awards banquet on December 5. “These awards highlight just some of our Friendship team members who strive to make our community the best in the industry,” said Joe Hoff, Friendship President and CEO. ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Sue Moore Ranson, founder and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospice in Roanoke, Virginia, will retire the end of this year.  Good Sam, as it is fondly referred to, was the first Medicare-certified hospice to serve the Roanoke Valley (licensed in March 1992) and remains the only non-profit, community based hospice in the area.   “I vividly remember March 9, 1992,” says Ranson.  “The day our hospice ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Aaron Housh has been named CEO of the only non-profit, community-based hospice serving the Roanoke & New River Valley areas of Virginia.  As the organization’s founder, Sue Moore Ranson, prepares to retire at the end of 2018, Housh becomes only the third CEO in the organization’s history.  Housh was born and raised in a small town in central Texas. He earned a Bachelor’s of Art in Political ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, October 22, 2018
Winning NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” at just 12-years old by the most votes for a final performance in the history of the show, singer/ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer impresses audiences across the country with her sweetheart disposition and undeniable, show-stopping talent beyond her years. Accompanied by her musical friends including a divaesque rabbit: Petunia, a shy and soulful mouse: Oscar ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Monday, October 01, 2018
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer is pleased to announce the sale of the former Roanoke Printing Company building located at 409 & 411 First Street SW in Roanoke, Virginia.   Cherney Development Company purchased the 16,528 square foot building from Roanoke Printing Company, Inc. for $675,000 as an investment.   Boyd Johnson of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, September 14, 2018
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer is pleased to announce the sale of the Heironimus building located at 401 S. Jefferson Street in the core of Downtown Roanoke, Virginia.   The Monument Companies purchased the property from Blue Eagle Partnership, LLC at an undisclosed price. The Heironimus building is one of the last and largest remaining redevelopment opportunities in Roanoke’s Downtown ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer has been selected as the exclusive commercial leasing representative for the Heironimus building located at 401 S. Jefferson Street in Roanoke, Virginia. John K. Nielsen, exclusive representative comments, “We are extremely excited to continue to work on this redevelopment project as we commence pre-leasing activities. The Monument Company is creating unique ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Amy Woods DNP, RN, has been named the new Chief Nursing Officer at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery. Most recently, Woods served as Interim Chief Nursing Officer at LewisGale Hospital Alleghany and was previously the Associate Chief Nursing Officer at LewisGale Medical Center. “I’m thrilled to be back home,” Woods said, “and once again making a difference in patients’ lives in the New River Valley ...read more
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Eight high-­‐potential startups have been selected to participate in the second RAMP-­‐in-­‐Residence business acceleration cohort. The eight companies were chosen for their ability to expand and create jobs within the STEM-­‐H field. The program launches May 15, 2018, in the renovated Gill Memorial Building in downtown Roanoke. The incoming cohort is comprised of the following:Beam Diagnostics, ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, April 27, 2018
Jefferson College of Health Sciences President, Nathaniel L. Bishop, D.Min, was honored with the Meritorious Service Award at the 2018 annual conference for The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA).The VHHA's s this award is, "The Meritorious Service Award honors people other than chief executive officers affiliated with member institutions who have a history of making significant ...read more
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Monday, February 26, 2018
Contact:  Robert McAden 540.293.3230 robert.mcaden@rbtc.tech The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council is pleased to announce that the 19th annual TechNite awards ceremony will be held in Blacksburg, at the Inn at Virginia Tech, for the first time in the history of the event. Along with an exciting change of venue, we are also elated to announce that our Guest Speaker for this year’s event ...read more
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Contact:  Catherine Fox 540.342.6025 x114 cfox@visitvbr.com Capitalizing on Virginia’s Blue Ridge (VBR) regional success as a well-established sports destination, Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge (Visit VBR) officials officially announced the formation of VBR Sports. “We are upping our game,” touted Landon Howard, President of Visit VBR. “Developing a stronger, regional sports identity under the ...read more
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