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Hanover’s Perspective

CCWA-Meeting Workforce Development Needs in the Greater Richmond Region

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Over the past decade, workforce development has grown into one of the most significant issues businesses face. While the situation is of concern in this area, Richmond is not unique; in fact, workforce is a critical issue nationwide. An exceptionally low unemployment rate, coupled with continued strong economic growth, has tightened the labor market and made skilled workers difficult to find. This,… View Article

Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Hanover County, VA

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Small Business Saturday returns to Hanover County on Saturday, November 30, 2019. It’s a day to celebrate and support small businesses for all they do for our community. Hanover opens the door to a central Virginia shopping paradise full of unique discoveries and wonderful treasures. Venture just 12 miles north of Richmond and you’ll find modern shopping centers, quaint locally-owned shops and… View Article


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As part of the Greater Richmond Partnership’s Business First program, Business Walks are held on a regular basis and target specific geographic areas with the goal of visiting as many businesses as possible. This initiative enables economic development staff and volunteers the opportunity to establish connections with existing businesses, provide a direct contact should the business have concerns or questions, and gather… View Article

Holiday Happenings in Hanover – 2019

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From small community events to historic holiday traditions, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday season in Hanover. Here is a list of holiday events not to be missed: Winterfest – Kings Dominion See Winterfest Calendar for dates/times. Admission fees apply. Holiday traditions come to life at Kings Dominion’s WinterFest. Friends and families are treated to an ultimate holiday event… View Article

Three Tips for Conducting a Fun Visit to Ashland Train Day – 2019

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Now in its 17th year, what began as a short children’s program at the Ashland Library has grown into an all-day festival. Ashland Train Day is packed with music, games, lots of model trains, children’s train rides, food, railroad-related vendors, displays, Touch-a-Truck, Cinder and Tender Bear mascots and so much more. Best of all, Train Day is free to attend! But before… View Article

SON Metal Fab Hosts Annual Manufacturing Day

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What does the Virginia Historical Society, Department of Homeland Security, John Deere, Chicagoland Speedway and American Eagle Outfitters have in common? They all use components fabricated by SON Metal Fab (SON), a family-owned and operated custom sheet metal fabricator, welding and machine shop located in Hanover County. Among the company’s many diversified projects, SON fabricates metal parts used in field operations tables… View Article