News for Press Release

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Smyth Companies, a leader in the printing and packaging industry, has invested $6.5 million in new equipment at its printing operation in the Town of Bedford in Bedford County. The company, which acquired Bedford’s Piedmont Label Company in 1998, has purchased and installed a KBA Litho press and a new Comco roll-fed press. Smyth Companies will receive ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Today, Governor Ralph Northam announced that the Virginia Lottery completed its best year ever, with record sales of $2.14 billion and profits topping $600 million for the first time. The news was delivered at the Lottery Board’s quarterly meeting held in Richmond today. Virginia’s Constitution requires that all Virginia Lottery profits be deposited in the Lottery Proceeds Fund, from which the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine and Congressman Bob Goodlatte announced $750,000 in federal funding to help the Roanoke Regional Airport Commissionbring new non-stop service from Roanoke Regional Airport to Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, Denver, Colorado, and/or Detroit, Michigan. The Commission can use the funds for a revenue guarantee, a marketing program, and fee waivers. This effort ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Monday, July 09, 2018
We’re excited to tell you about a milestone event in the storied, nearly 100-year-old history of BB&T Insurance Services. On June 25, we will begin doing business under the name “McGriff Insurance Services.” The McGriff name comes from our affi liate, McGriff, Seibels & Williams. We decided to leverage the equity of this name, one with a sterling reputation in the risk management and employee ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Monday, July 09, 2018
Berglund Center is pleased to announce the return of indoor arena football and welcomes the Virginia Iron Horses to Roanoke in the spring of 2019. The National Gridiron League (NGL) will debut a new spring indoor football league in twelve U.S. cities in March, 2019. Roanoke’s team, the Virginia Iron Horses, will play its first home game in the spring of 2019.   The NGL was founded in 2017 as a ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, June 28, 2018
This program offers leaders comprehensive training focused on developing skills necessary for navigating 21st century challenges and opportunities. Participants attend class once a month from August 2018 to March 2019 and participate in four, one-on-one coaching sessions. "I learned many tips to apply to specific work situations and now understand communication styles with difficult ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, General News Article
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
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Monday, June 25, 2018
Vistar Eye Center is proud to welcome back ophthalmologist and Roanoke-native, Dr. Stuart Tims, following his 7-day trip to Central America with the Eradicating Cataracts Honduras Outreach Foundation (ECHO). Dr. Tims returned June 15th after he and his team helped perform 150 sight-restoring cataract surgeries and 3 corneal transplants for the people of Honduras. His team, called a brigade, was ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, June 22, 2018
Opera Roanoke announced June 20, 2018, that Maestro Steven White, a conductor with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, will lead the company’s 43rd Season as Interim Artistic Director.  Following the resignation of Scott Williamson, who leaves after eight years to pursue other artistic endeavors, the Board of Trustees announced that Maestro White would lead the company artistically in its 43rd ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Chesapeake, VA – Cox Communications recently announced that Margaret-Hunter Wade has been named director of public affairs for Virginia. Wade will provide strategic direction and oversight for Cox Virginia’s media relations, strategic alliances and community affairs. “To fill this important role from within is an exciting testament to our Virginia talent and to Margaret-Hunter’s outstanding work ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Monday, June 11, 2018
Virginia Business Systems (VBS), headquartered in Richmond, VA, was named one of the most Generous Companies.  The list, compiled by Richmond BizSense, highlights the extensive donations of Richmond’s various businesses.  This philanthropic side to the Richmond Business Market highlights over 50 companies, either locally based or out-of-town firms with local operations.  VBS ranked at number 15, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Monday, June 04, 2018
The Department of Accounting, Finance, and Business Law at Radford University will be holding its annual “Firm Night” from 6:00-7:30 PM on Thursday, September 6, 2018. We are especially proud to be able to continue this event in 340 Kyle Hall (the College of Business and Economics Building) on the beautiful Radford University Campus.   Our graduating seniors will be attending from 6:00-6:30; and ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Monday, June 04, 2018
(Roanoke, VA) – WWE RETURNS TO BERGLUND CENTER FOR A DOUBLE MAIN EVENT AT THE SUMMERSLAM HEATWAVE TOUR ON AUGUST 12! Tickets go on sale Friday, June 8, 2018 at 10:00 am and are available at Berglund Center Box Office, HomeTownBankTix.com or charge by phone at 1-877-HTB-TIXNow (1-877-482-8496).  Tickets start at just $17.   The double main event will feature fan-favorites Roman Reigns, Braun ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Friday, June 01, 2018
Kathryn A. Poe has joined Johnson, Ayers & Matthews, PLC, as an Associate of the firm. Poe earned her Juris Doctor from the Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University in 2017. While at Dickinson, she served as a member of the Trial Advocacy Board and as an Advocate and Coach for the National Environmental Law Moot Court Team. She holds a B.A. cum laude from Randolph-Macon College, ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Virginia’s tourism revenues reached $25 billion in 2017, a 4.4 percent increase over 2016. In 2017, tourism in Virginia supported 232,000 jobs—an increase of 1.1 percent compared to 2016. The tourism industry also provided $1.73 billion in state and local revenue, an increase of 2.8 percent compared to 2016. The travel industry is the fifth largest ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The Jefferson College of Health Sciences Education Foundation hosted the fourth annual Be Exceptional Luncheon on May 22, 2018 in the Ballroom at the Patrick Henry in downtown Roanoke. The guest speaker for the luncheon was Dr. Robert Trestman, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, and Carilion Clinic Senior Vice President and Chair of Psychiatry. ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
LewisGale Medical Center has received six national awards for excellence through Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive physician and hospital information. As the recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award, the hospital has prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. This distinction ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Bank of the James has announced the promotion of J. Brad Harris to Vice President and Loan Officer, Mortgage Division. Harris began his career with Bank of the James in November 2016. He was previously employed with Springleaf Financial as District Manager. He is a graduate of Radford University and holds a BBA in Finance.  Harris is located at the bank’s Electric Road office in Roanoke, Virginia ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Monday, May 14, 2018
Goodwill Industries of the Valleys will open a Youth Center at the Goodwill Jobs Campus on Melrose Avenue early this summer. This announcement comes on the heels of construction beginning on the City of Roanoke’s Melrose Branch Library, which will occupy a portion of the Goodwill facility closest to Forest Park Academy.   “Youth need a safe place to come together in the summer and after school ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education, Press Release
Monday, May 14, 2018
Carter Bank & Trust announced today that it has hired Faye Crute of Salem as senior mortgage loan specialist.  Crute joined the bank’s new mortgage lending division, which was launched in late August of 2017.   Crute is currently one of four new Carter Bank mortgage loan specialists in its two-state service regions of Virginia and North Carolina. In her new capacity, she serves Roanoke, Salem, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Monday, May 14, 2018
Carter Bank & Trust announced today that it has hired Amanda Rogers of Christiansburg as its newest mortgage loan specialist. She has joined the bank’s new mortgage lending division, which was launched in late August of 2017.   Rogers is currently one of four new Carter Bank mortgage loan specialists in its two-state service regions of Virginia and North Carolina. She serves Blacksburg, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Friday, May 11, 2018
Bristol, VA, and Roanoke, VA May 11, 2018 – Trustpoint Insurance Agency Holdings, Inc. (Trustpoint) and Chas. Lunsford Sons and Associates, Inc. (Lunsford) today announced that they have closed an agreement to merge operations effective May 1, 2018. No terms of that agreement have been disclosed. Lunsford will continue to operate from its current location as Lunsford – a Trustpoint company using ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Monday, May 07, 2018
A CONSOLIDATION THAT SUPPORTS LONG-RANGE STRATEGIC GROWTH.   On May 7, 2018, J. William Karbach, CEO of The Branch Group, Inc. announced the purchase of the assets of LA Lacy, Inc.  Lacy will continue to operate under the same name.    According to Karbach, “This transaction is a sign that we are doubling-down on our Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing operations and supports our long-range ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Monday, May 07, 2018
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10:00am and are available at Berglund Center Box Office, HomeTownBankTix.com or charge by phone at 1-877-HTB-TIXNow (1-877-482-8496).   After working in the industry for more than 40 years and selling over 26 million albums, Gill is one the most successful musicians and guitarists of his time. Gill recently released the record Down To My Last Bad Habit, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, May 04, 2018
The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Powell M. “Nick” Leitch, III has joined as a partner in Gentry Locke’s Medical Malpractice practice group. He previously served as a partner at LeClairRyan.“We have an enormous amount of respect for Nick, and are so pleased that he will bring such a wealth of experience to our medical malpractice team,” said Gentry Locke Managing ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
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
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Johnson, Ayers & Matthews, P.L.C., is pleased to announce that five of their attorneys have been named to the 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers list and one has been named to the 2018 Virginia Rising Stars list.Named to the 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers list: Ronald M. Ayers – Eminent DomainLori J. Bentley – Civil Litigation DefenseJohn D. Eure – Insurance CoverageKenneth J. Ries – Civil Litigation ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Virginia Tech Environmental Health & Safety has received a Susan Harwood Training Grant to address the training needs of hospitality workers who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals as part of their daily work. The training is required by OSHA and is appropriate for housekeeping, maintenance, kitchen staff or other staff who work with hazardous chemicals, including household cleaning ...read more
Categories: 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
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, April 26, 2018
LeClairRyan is pleased to announce that thirty-four (34) of our Virginia-based attorneys were selected by their peers as 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers or Rising Stars in seventeen (17) practices.  Below is a list of these attorneys and the practice for which they were selected.  The practice area is determined by categories that are specific to Super Lawyers.  In addition to the overall Super ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that 28 of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers® list, a national legal ranking. Attorneys were nominated by their peers and recognized for their outstanding professional achievement in several legal practice areas, including civil litigation, appellate law, criminal defense, business litigation, business/corporate ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
CowanPerry PC is pleased to announce that the following lawyers have been named 2018 Super Lawyers:David E. PerryJames K. Cowan, Jr.Douglas W. Densmore Rising Stars:Eric D. ChapmanBlair N.C. Wood About CowanPerry PC CowanPerry is a boutique law firm providing legal services to businesses in the areas of Outside General Counsel; Business & Employment Litigation; Corporate & Tax Law; Labor & ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Monday, April 16, 2018
 Marketing Commences for the Heironimus Building Located in the Core of Roanoke’s Downtown District - Unique adaptive reuse opportunity within the core of Roanoke’s Downtown District  Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer has been selected as the exclusive sale representative for the Heironimus building located at 401 S. Jefferson Street in Roanoke, Virginia. John K. Nielsen, exclusive representative ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer is pleased to announce Price Gutshall has been promoted to senior associate. Price joined Thalhimer in 2014 as a member of their office services group. Price is part of Roanoke’s Office Services Group and focuses on landlord and tenant representation and works with investors across product types in the commercial real estate market.About Cushman & Wakefield | ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
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
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Press Release
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Prominent regional Chambers of Commerce from across the Commonwealth are in favor of Virginia recovering federal funding available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to help as many as 400,000 uninsured Virginians get health coverage. Many Virginia Chambers of Commerce support this because it will return taxpayer dollars to the Commonwealth, have a positive benefit on public health, help ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Contact:  Jim Dotter 804.400.0391 Virginia Business Systems (VBS) of Virginia has been named one of the country’s Elite Dealers by ENX Magazine.  The award is presented annually by the publication to the top office equipment dealers in the U.S.  According to the publisher, Susan Neimes, the prestigious 2017 Elite Dealer awards were selected from a record number of entries.  “Our roster of ...read more
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