In this Issue:
Sumitomo Drive Technologies' Ribbon Cutting
Beerwerks Passport Update
Business Appreciation Breakfast Invite
Our Perspective
Spotlight: Sumitomo Drive Technologies' expands in Mill Place Commerce Park

The blue ribbon's been cut! Sumitomo Drive Technologies' new location in Mill Place Commerce Park is officially open. Celebrating today at its new location, Sumitomo held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for its new Gearbox Center of Excellence. The Gearbox Center will allow Sumitomo to become "the First Choice in Power Transmission Solutions" for customers as well as offering an on-site "Gear School" for employee training.
Sumitomo Drive Technologies was the first company operating out of Mill Place Commerce Park after the Park was purchased in 1996. This recent expansion into a new space, done in partnership with InterChange Group, will allow the company to grow as well as allow InterChange Group an opportunity to house future customers in the new 108,000 square foot space.
Congratulations to Sumitomo! Twenty-percent of the Augusta County workforce is in manufacturing, and we are always encouraged to see companies invest in growth.


Amanda Glover, Director of Economic Development & Tourism

Shenandoah Beerwerks Update
Passport program

Launched in December 2017, the Shenandoah Beerwerks passport program has exceeded expectations. The program, requiring six stamps from six different breweries along the trail, has resulted in:
  • Over 800 redeemed passports
  • Over 5,000 brewery visits
  • Visitors from over 34 states
Redeemed passports result in a free t-shirt! To participate and help grow tourism in the Shenandoah Valley, invite out-of-town friends and family and plan to get your passport at the Staunton, Harrisonburg or Lexington and Rockbridge Visitor's Centers or the Rockfish Gap Tourism Information Center.

Business Appreciation Breakfast - It's on us!

In partnership with the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce, Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro invite you to the 2018 Business Appreciation Breakfast and State of the Metro presentation!
Wednesday, June 20th
Stonewall Jackson Hotel

The agenda will also include the presentation of the Dennis Burnett Community Excellence Award. RSVP here .

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