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Posted on: December 9, 2015

Development Finance Initiative - Ideal Brewery Locations

Ideal Brewery Locations
by Christy Raulli

DFI advises local governments on transformative economic development and real estate projects. Much of this work results in downtown project locations across the state that would be ideal for small-scale brewe...Read on...

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Posted on: October 27, 2015

Hit by years of delays, Dan River Research Building renovation begins

BY DENICE THIBODEAU
dthibodeau@registerbee.com (434) 791-7985

After three years of frustrating delays, hammers are swinging again on the River District Tower project.

At the former Dan River Research Building, crews are scraping multiple layers ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 29, 2015

Averett breaks ground on Frank R. Campbell Stadium during ceremony

DANVILLE, Va. — Averett University broke ground on the Frank R. Campbell Stadium during a special ceremony Saturday following its football game at the North Campus. Construction of the $3.3 million project will begin on Nov. 2, following the conclusion of...Read on...

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Posted on: October 27, 2015

More parking coming to River District by Christmas

BY DENICE THIBODEAU
dthibodeau@registerbee.com (434) 791-7985

The conversion of the former Acree’s Warehouse into an indoor parking lot is taking longer than expected, but a representative of the architecture firm handling the project said it will ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

Meet the 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants Finalists

IndustryWeek has narrowed its annual search for North American manufacturing excellence.

Congratulations to the 20 manufacturing facilities – and their hard-working workforces – that comprise the 2015 slate of IndustryWeek Best Plants finalists.

The...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

Danville Family YMCA named one of top 10 recreation facilities in world

GoDanRiver staff

The Danville Family YMCA has been selected as one of the top 10 recreation facilities in the world by Athletic Business Magazine.

In June, the YMCA was featured in the magazine as one of the top 66. Those selections were then judged...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

Dairy Queen to build new, larger restaurant in Danville

BY DENICE THIBODEAU
dthibodeau@registerbee.com (434) 791-7985

The Dairy Queen on Riverside Drive — seriously damaged in a July fire — will be replaced with a new, larger building that will include indoor seating and restrooms.

Brian Arrington, v...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

River District businesses pumped about weekend festival

BY VICKY CRUZ
vmorrison@registerbee.com (434) 791-7981

The River District Festival is one way that Danville’s downtown gets an extra dose of arts, music and culture. But this year’s event is getting business participation as well.

Numerous busin...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

Roobrik rises on Launch Place investment

BY VICKY CRUZ vmorrison@registerbee.com (434) 791-7981

Roobrik, a health IT software start-up company, has received $75,000 from The Launch Place’s pre-seed investment fund.

The Durham, North Carolina, based company will use the money to bring its o...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

Rivertop, DTI mark start of full commercial production

Rivertop Renewables (www.rivertop.com), a Montana-based specialty chemicals company and DTI (www.Danchemtechnology.com), a custom manufacturer of fine and specialty chemical products based in Danville, Virginia, today celebrated the start-up of commercial...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

Bioscience company re-imagining tobacco for new age with machine

BY VICKY CRUZ
vmorrison@registerbee.com (434) 791-7981

Danville’s Tyton BioEnergy Systems unveiled its new cutting-edge extractor for its tobacco-based green chemicals and agricultural products Thursday.

“We have built a world-class machine that...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

Princeton Review, U.S. News rank Averett among region’s best

BY TREVOR METCALFE
tmetcalfe@registerbee.com (434) 791-7983

Two national publications — the Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report — recently ranked Averett University among the top colleges in the southeast United States.

“We chose Avere...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

More apartments planned for River District

BY DENICE THIBODEAU
dthibodeau@registerbee.com (434) 791-7985

One of the developers who rehabilitated the Pemberton Lofts on Bridge Street — and is wrapping up work on the Continental Lofts project on Craghead Street — has another mixed-use warehou...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

River District Barbershop joins re-image River District movement

BY VICKY CRUZ
vmorrison@registerbee.com (434) 791-7981

Images of Danville icons, landmarks and heroes decorate the walls of the River District Barbershop.

Owner Von Wellington wants to let Dan River Region’s everyday heroes know they are welcom...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

For Galileo, kudos keep coming

BY TREVOR METCALFE
tmetcalfe@registerbee.com (434) 791-7983

Two national new sources honored Galileo Magnet High School as both a top high school for low-income students and one of America’s most challenging high schools.

“I think it’s probably ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

Changing hands: Jake’s on Main owners to retire as new eatery plans to open

BY DENICE THIBODEAU
dthibodeau@registerbee.com (434) 791-7985

As Jake and Connie Eckman mixed, blended and chopped ingredients for the day’s menu at Jake’s on Main on Wednesday, they talked about their plans to retire — again.

“When we moved her...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2015

Team effort leads to saving historic River District building

Winston-Salem, N.C.- based development firm, Rehab Development Inc., and Washington, D.C.- based firm, Level 2 Development, today announced plans to acquire 549 High St. for redevelopment.

Under the joint name, River District Lofts LLC, this group plan...Read on...

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

River District attracting new developers

Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 7:15 pm
BY DENICE THIBODEAU dthibodeau@registerbee.com
(434) 791-7985

Danville’s renovation of its River District has seen a lot of successes — new apartments are attracting new residents, new businesses are build...Read on...

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Posted on: February 17, 2012

Gamewood offers Internet TV in Danville

Getting TV over broadband fiber is the best way to watch high definition television, one local provider says.

And without the city’s efforts to build out broadband with the nDanville network and its connection to the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative,...Read more »

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Posted on: February 13, 2012

Danville company grows to connect businesses to IT services

Running a business requires documents, data and administrative or back-office functions.

Horizontech Inc., a global technology services company that’s been headquartered in Danville since 2007, helps companies or government agencies store and process d...Read more »

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Posted on: February 13, 2012

A River District renaissance

The city of Danville and Danville Regional Foundation are working together to bring about a renaissance of Danville’s River District — an area spanning from Ridge Street to Riverside Drive and Poplar Street to the Carrington Pavilion. But we need the invo...Read more »

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Posted on: February 13, 2012

Supercomputing buzzing in Danville

Danvillian Phillip Hayes Jr. loved deconstructing and toying with his computer as a kid.

After earning a master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University, he never expected to find a job in his chosen career field in Danville. That was until ...Read more »

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Posted on: February 10, 2012

Danville tobacco company partners with Institute

JTI Leaf Services in Danville partnered with the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research for needed laboratory services to ensure quality tobacco blends.

Since the announcement of the joint venture company in 2009, JTI Leaf Services quickly learne...Read more »

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Posted on: February 10, 2012

Startup, store may come to Danville downtown

Board members of the Industrial Development Authority of Danville on Thursday approved financial help to renovate space downtown so a small startup technology-based company could lease it.

The space in the top floor of the building next to Noblis and t...Read more »

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Posted on: February 10, 2012

Danville-designed battery passes go-kart test

On Thursday, LiFeBatt USA in Danville tested a prototype battery pack on an electric go-kart inside Dan River Grand Prix on Riverside Drive.

LiFeBatt CEO Don Harmon and Chief Operating Officer Michelle Robinson seized the chance to test the 64-cell, 48...Read more »

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Posted on: February 9, 2012

Danville college focuses on training students to get jobs

Danville Community College has taken an aggressive role in training Southside’s workforce.

The college even has a whole facility — RCATT — dedicated to training to assist with economic development.

Each year DCC partners with up to 25 businesses in ...Read more »

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Posted on: February 6, 2012

A New Economic Outlook Report is Now Available!

In this document, you will find key pieces of data that will give you a clear view of the city of Danville’s economic condition.

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Posted on: February 6, 2012

Southside cooperative expands to attract money, jobs

High-tech companies wouldn’t want to come to the region without access to broadband to send large amounts of data quickly.

Twelve years ago, Southside leaders foresaw the need for the rural region to be able to compete like this with larger cities in a...Read more »

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Posted on: February 6, 2012

New office space available in the River District

The River District is now home to 7,056 square feet of new office space. Our Common Ground LLC, a company owned by Danvillian Barry Koplen and former Danvillian Sarah Lee Michaels, has purchased and renovated the former Franklin Discount Company, located ...Read more »

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