Hanover’s Perspective

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

Celebrate Virginia Craft Beer Month in Hanover


August is Virginia Craft Beer Month! With more than 100 breweries in place and more opening every year, Virginia has become a magnet for the craft beer industry. While Hanover’s craft beer scene is just getting started, it undoubtedly boasts a community feel for which the County is known. These local watering holes are becoming destinations spots by offering live music, great… View Article

Crowdsourcing Initiative to Map Broadband Access in Virginia


Hanover County prides itself on maintaining its rural roots while offering convenient access to the urban amenities of Downtown Richmond. It’s often said that residents here get the best of both worlds. However, internet connectivity speeds can sometimes vary by geographical location in Hanover. Some of the more pastoral areas may not enjoy the same high speeds as other more densely populated… View Article

Business Plan Competitions Offer Funding to Virginia Startups


The Commonwealth of Virginia and Village Capital are hosting the weeklong Virginia Velocity Tour, which will provide $125,000 in funding to startups in the biotechnology, health, energy, agriculture, and security sectors. The tour kicks off on September 19, 2016, and applications for businesses to participate are now being accepted. The Virginia Velocity Tour will travel across Virginia from September 19-23, with each… View Article

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