In this Issue:
Existing Business Support
Happy Thanksgiving Turkeys!
An Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting a Business in Augusta
Our Perspective
Spotlight: Focus on Existing Business Support
Existing business is the backbone of any economy, and several organizations throughout Augusta County and the Shenandoah Valley are working to strengthen the workforce pipeline and provide valuable tools for our existing businesses.
  • The Shenandoah Valley Partnership announced the hiring of new Executive Director Dr. Jay Langston. Dr. Langston is most recently the Managing Director of Business Retention and Expansion at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.
  • The InDemand Job Series, marketing high-demand, high-growth, and high-wage occupations among our regional employers, has launched Phase II of the series thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board, and WHSV-TV3. Watch the initial videos here, plus stay tuned for new segments.
  • Next week is National Apprenticeship Week! The Week celebrates the apprenticeship model, a grow-your-own approach to workforce development. Organizations such as Valley Career and Technical Center will hold events to bring attention to this career pipeline model.
  • The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce is completing a Wage & Benefit Survey for members. All Chamber members should have received an email requesting completion of the survey. If you have not, please contact Annette Medlin, Chamber President & CEO, at
Workforce is an essential tool for the success of existing businesses. Thanks to all who are working to make sure our workforce pipeline stays strong!

Rebekah Castle, Marketing Coordinator, Economic Development & Tourism


It's Turkey Time, Ya'll!
Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving approaches, which means turkey is on the mind! For local-food lovers, you're lucky to have many options for Augusta County-birds ready for roasting. We've got a few ideas, and you might even have a farm right near you!

We encourage everyone to find the farm that works best for them, but here are some starting points. You can always check out the Fields of Gold map to find other options.
Gobble, Gobble! Happy Thanksgiving to all!
An Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting a Business in Augusta

In case you didn't know, we have a website just for small business entrepreneurs looking to navigate their way through the fun of starting a business in Augusta County - If you or someone you know is looking to do just that, please check out this site, and let us know if you have any questions.   


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