Regional Roundup – August

Business Podcasts, Blogs, & News of Note

Enjoy this month’s mix of business stories from around the Shenandoah Valley!  You’ll also find ideas to help grow your business and some reminders about why living and working here is so exciting.  If we miss something outstanding, please message us to add to next month’s edition!

Business Stories You’ll Love

Reducing the Barriers to Innovation: A conversation with Hannah Cooper

Hannah Cooper with the Staunton Innovation Hub, an adventurist in her personal life, explains how so many of her personal traits are analogous to the Staunton Innovation Hub management philosophy and how through a circuitous early adulthood professional journey, she stayed and thrived in the Shenandoah Valley. Listen to the full interview with Shenandoah Valley Partnership’s Executive Director Jay Langston.

Tips & Trends to Grow Your Business

Improving revenue is on every small business owner’s mind these days, and whether you’re stepping up your marketing or focusing on new growth, cultivating customer reviews should be part of your strategy. This latest blog post from the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce offers a few ways you can motivate your audience to post reviews.

More Reasons to Love Living & Doing Business in the Valley

New Virginia Scenic Railway set to depart from Staunton

Published: Jul. 26, 2022 at 5:32 PM EDT|Updated: 19 hours ago
STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) – Visitors and locals will soon have another way to enjoy the sights of the Shenandoah Valley.

The Virginia Scenic Railway is launching, and passengers will depart from Staunton. The new excursion is owned and operated by the Buckingham Branch Railroad.