ASHE/VDOT Golf Tournament Fundraiser

On October 10th, 2016 the American Society of Highway Engineers teamed up again to hold their annual golf tournament fundraiser. The event reached record numbers this year and we are proud to be a part of that growth. All of the proceeds will be donated to ASHE Blue Ridge Scholarship Foundation and The United Way’s Smart…

Start-Up Stories | Formy

Whether you’re a downhill mountain biker, casual rider, or regular commuter, Formy grips are ergonomically made for you. They absorb shock on rough terrain, reduce fatigue on long rides, and look great on every bike. Formy was founded on the idea that product ergonomics are being held back by dated manufacturing technology. Through extensive research…

IDD Merges With ACI

Press Release – For Immediate Release Two established web development companies combine to grow their capabilities in Southwest Virginia   Blacksburg, VA, September 15, 2016:  Automation Creations, Inc. (ACI) has just completed the acquisition of Interactive Design and Development, Inc, (IDD) growing their total workforce to 22 full-time employees in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research…

Marriott Round 2: No Thanks

A post a few weeks ago highlighted the $400,000,000 break-up fee that Marriott was going to receive if the group led by Chinese insurer Anbang was successful at buying Starwood (think Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels) and terminating Marriott’s effort. “Sorry we changed our mind” never felt so good.   Last week it became clear that Marriott…

B1 Featured Story: Tazewell Today

‘Small Businesses are coming back to Small Town’s Main Street’   Areas all over Southwest Virginia are revitalizing their downtowns. Even areas specifically impacted by the coal industry. ⋅⋅⋅ There is usually a spark – that one individual who decides to do something. That spark creates a conversation that launches a movement. All over Southwest…