Hanover’s Perspective

Hanover County Schools Among Top in Virginia

Hanover County Public Schools (HCPS) received full accreditation from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) for 2015-2016. HCPS reports that Hanover is one of the largest school divisions in the Commonwealth to experience this level of success at all of its schools. Students exceeded all of the Standards of Learning (SOL) benchmarks set by the VDOE in English, math, history, and science,… View Article

Pick the Perfect Pumpkin in Hanover

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Guide to Pumpkin Patches in Hanover County It’s no secret that fall makes us crazy for pumpkins! With approximately 600 farms located within Hanover County, we have a great selection pumpkin patches the whole family will enjoy. And, since we’re conveniently located within 30 miles of downtown Richmond, you won’t need to drive far to find the perfect pumpkin for carving or… View Article

Four Strategies for Improving Staff Retention

Improve Staff Retention

The Capital Region Workforce Partnership reports that, in their interactions with businesses, they’ve seen and increase in both the quit rate and retirement rates. This is creating more churn in the economy than in the last several years. While that is a good sign of confidence in the economy, it does leave employers hustling to fill open positions and to retain their… View Article

Hanover Initiative Garners National Award, Business Opportunities


Hanover County has won a national award for a program intended to bolster economic development. Named the “Strategic Zoning Initiative,” the program creates a win-win situation for property owners who own large tracts within the suburban services area that are particularly well-suited for business purposes. If land is designated for agricultural, forestry and open space purposes — and therefore assessed at a… View Article

Kings Dominion Adds Perks for its Youngest Fans

Kings Dominion Planet Snoopy Expansion 2017

Kings Dominion is expanding Planet Snoopy by adding three new rides and a new event space and upgraded food and beverage locations. The new rides are designed for all ages which offers whole families to enjoy the fun of the park together. The first ride, called the Kite Eating Tree, is a preschool version of the Drop Zone where children and adults… View Article

Hanover Incubator Tenant Accepted into Accelerator Program

GoGo Band is accepted into a Lighthouse Labs accelerator program during the RVATech/jam.

GOGO BAND, a biotechnology company focused on curing a leading chronic health condition in children located in the Dominion Resources Innovation Center in Hanover, has been selected as one of seven startup ventures in the most recent cohort of Lighthouse Labs, a Richmond-based accelerator program. Startups accepted into the Lighthouse Labs program receive a $20,000 grant and, over the course of 15… View Article