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Spotlight:  SHD offers first-ever jet service
The season of thankfulness is approaching, and we have so many opportunities to appreciate all the good in our personal and business lives. This month, we want to thank the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) for bringing a new jet service to our area. SHD is partnering with ViaAir to offer new daily nonstop service to Charlotte, North Carolina and one-stop service to Orlando, Florida. Both routes will be operated utilizing a 50-seat Embraer ERJ 145 regional jet. This is the first time the Shenandoah Valley has had a partner airline offering daily commercial flights with a jet aircraft.

Ranked 5th nationwide in operations, the Charlotte hub has approximately 710 daily departures serving 155 nonstop destinations.
What are all the possibilities? Let's ask SHD Executive Director, Greg Campbell.
#goaugusta  #flyshd

Amanda Glover, Director of Economic Development
Spring Tourism Grant Program
Calling all Augusta County Tourism partners
Augusta County is offering its first-ever tourism grant program! Eligible marketing initiatives, programs or events need to occur between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2017 and should focus on the following:
  • New initiatives and creativity
  • Viability of increasing tourism (defined as visitors traveling more than 50 miles)
  • Strength of marketing and promotional plan
  • Partnerships with and promotion of other Augusta County businesses
Two to four grant awards are anticipated from the $10,000 total grant budget. The maximum award for any one program will be $5,000, but lesser amounts can be given depending on the applications.
If you are interested, please email us at for an application.

 Fields of Gold Holiday To-Do List
Don't forget the Fields of Gold trail is in your backyard as you contemplate holiday meals and decorations! Use this map to locate your Augusta County Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas ham or Christmas tree. If you're looking for fun holiday activities, check out the handy events listing to create your own holiday adventure.

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