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Savor Fall at the Hanover AutumnFest and 5K

Hanover AutumnFest & 5K LOGO

Hanover AutumnFest will kick off the fall season on September 10 at historic Hanover Tavern. The festival includes Kids Fun Run Half-Miler and 5K Race, followed by a festival of live music, local craft beer, Virginia wine, food trucks and family activities! The AutumnFest 5K starts at the Hanover County Historic Courthouse complex, continues past historic Hanover Tavern, through the scenic back… View Article

Four Considerations for Employee Retention

Employee Turnover

As the economy improves, some businesses may experience greater challenges with employee retention. In early 2016, Hanover County’s unemployment rate stood at 3.5 percent which equates to approximately 2,000 people. That number is down from 4.2 percent in 2015. As the job market tightens, some employees may transition to new job opportunities. Nearly 75 percent of Hanover’s business population consists of small… View Article

Marc Weiss Hanover Workforce Award 2016 Winners

Hanover County Sheriff Colonel David R. Hines accepts the 2016 Marc Weiss Hanover Workforce Award in the large business category.

Two local businesses were recently honored by ChamberRVA for positively impacting Hanover County and exemplifying excellence in workforce development with the 2016 Marc Weiss Hanover Workforce Awards. The Hanover Sheriff’s Office took the honor in the large-business category. The Sheriff’s Office was recognized for its excellence in crime reduction and safety enhancement. Hanover Foils, an engineered foil packaging company located in Ashland,… View Article

RVA to DC Takes Cyclists on Tour of Virginia

RVA to DCtakes cyclists on a tour of Virginia -

An inaugural ‘RVA to DC’ cycling event, a two-day ride on July 23-24, from Richmond to Arlington, VA, will help support bike and pedestrian safety and infrastructure projects throughout Virginia. Official event charities will include bike advocacy groups in areas along the course, including Sports Backers’ Bike Walk RVA organization. “I am excited to help introduce the first RVA to DC ride,… View Article

New State Program Assists Small Businesses


Virginia is implementing a new program to assist small businesses of up to 250 employees improve the occupational and technical skills of their workers through workforce credentials. The new program is the latest in a series of statewide initiatives to drive workforce credential attainment by future, incumbent and displaced workers. Governor McAuliffe said, “This is great progress in our work to ensure… View Article

Farmers’ Market Season in Full Swing


Virginia’s farmers’ markets are now open throughout the state and people are thronging to them to satisfy their hunger for local agricultural products. The popularAshland Farmers Market and Farmers Market at New Highland Baptist Church has been operating for many years, and now the Montpelier Center Farmers Market is celebrating its inaugural year in Hanover County. In the most recent Census of… View Article