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Hanover’s Perspective

Hanover Recognizes Legacy Businesses & 2023 Marc Weiss Award Recipient

The 2023 Hanover County Business Appreciation event, hosted by the Hanover County Department of Economic Development in partnership with the Hanover Chamber of Commerce, was held on September 20, 2023 at James River Cellars Winery.  This year’s event, sponsored by Wegmans and Luck Stone Companies, continued to include recognition of Hanover County Legacy Businesses and conferment of the Marc S. Weiss Award. The… View Article

Fun-Filled Fall in Hanover County, VA: 2023

Fall Fun in Hanover County

Between pumpkin picking, hayrides and visiting corn mazes, there are plenty of ways for you and your family to stay busy this autumn in Hanover County. These activities for adults and kids alike make the most of autumn and all that comes with it—the crisp air, autumn atmosphere, and fall foods, for starters. For the chill and thrill seekers, Ashland Berry Farm,… View Article

Downtown Ashland Association Awarded Grants for Entrepreneurship Programs

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development has announced a two-grant award totaling $175,000 to Downtown Ashland Association, aimed at boosting economic development and community engagement in the historic town of Ashland, Virginia. The grants will fund programs in 2023 and 2024, with a primary focus on revitalizing Downtown Ashland and promoting entrepreneurship in the area. “We’re thrilled with this opportunity… View Article

Hanover County & Town of Ashland Tourism Initiatives Awarded VTC Grants

Green Top Sporting Goods, Center of the Universe Brewing Company, and the Town of Ashland were recently named as grant recipients by the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC). More than $3.2 million in matching grant and sponsorship funds will be awarded to 236 tourism programs as part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Regional Marketing, Marketing Leverage, and VA250 Marketing Leverage programs. “VTC’s marketing… View Article

Cascades Starts Containerboard Production Line In Hanover, VA

Cascades Inc., a leader in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and hygiene products, announced that it has produced its first roll of 100% recycled containerboard at its Bear Island facility in Hanover County, Virginia on May 2, 2023. With annual production capacity of 465,000 short tons of lightweight, high-quality, 100% recycled containerboard, the state-of-the-art mill is equipped to perform within… View Article


A Hanover County-based non-profit business, Kitchen 33 and Bakery, is stepping up to serve the soon-to-be-displaced Tyson Foods workers in a meaningful way.  Located just half a mile from the soon to be shuttered Tyson plant on Route 33, the eatery is donating private event space to host three job fairs in early May.  The job fairs are open to the general public… View Article