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Danville, VA 24543-3300
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Posted on: February 27, 2015

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMERCIAL SPACE

610 craghead

The Danville Office of Economic Development and 610 Craghead LLC are seeking proposals to fill a 1,700 +/- sq ft commercial space in a brand new development called The Continental. Located just across the street from The... Read more »

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Posted on: January 27, 2015

EcomNets Contributes to Life-Changing Education in Young Entrepreneurs

The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that EcomNets is a Presenting Partner of this year’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA). YEA is an innovative program that transforms local middle... Read on...

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Posted on: January 27, 2015

Essel Propack launches scholarship

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

Danville’s Essel Propack has established a $5,000 scholarship fund for Danville and Pittsylvania County area high school seniors. The local packaging... Read on...

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Posted on: January 15, 2015

Office of Economic Development selects Teague as assistant director

Corrie Teague has been selected as the assistant director for the Danville Office of Economic Development.

As assistant director, she will oversee capital projects and assist in developing industrial park properties and... Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2015

Danville water system nationally recognized for second straight year

Posted: Jan 02, 2015 4:29 PM EST

Danville, VA - The Office of Drinking Water announces that the city of Danville water system has received a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and... Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2015

Danville Unemployment Rate Drops For Third Consecutive Month

Posted: Dec 31, 2014 3:57 PM EST
By Tola Adamson

Danville, VA - There's some great news for folks on the Southside. For the third consecutive month, the unemployment rate in Danville is going down.It was at 8.3... Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2015

Downtown Shop Owners Say Revitalization Good For Business

Posted: Jan 03, 2015 6:31 PM EST
By Matt Ray

Danville, VA - The holiday shopping season is over, which means the end of those price-slashing sales at big box stores. But local business owners in downtown Danville say... Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2015

New Living, Dining Options Could be Coming to Downtown Danville

Posted: Jan 04, 2015 5:34 PM EST
By Matt Ray

Danville, VA - New living and dining options could be coming to downtown Danville's Tobacco Warehouse District. This is a drawing presented to council of plans for the... Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2015

Housing a key to economic development

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

After a consulting group delivered the brutal truth about Danville’s housing market, the city economic development department is crafting a response.
... Read on...

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Posted on: December 30, 2014

Danville Office of Economic Development hires marketing and research manager

Posted: Monday, December 29, 2014 6:58 pm - Special to Work It, SoVa

Laura J. Ashworth has joined the Danville Office of Economic Development as marketing and research manager.

Her responsibilities include the... Read on...

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Posted on: December 29, 2014

River District drives energy

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

The River District has gone through a lot in a few years’ time, but the biggest changes for Danville’s downtown are in its identity.

It won’t be until... Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2014

Serving as pedestrian connector, alley sheds gloomy appearance

Ally Image

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

The $48,000 in improvements made to Opera House Alley on Main Street has improved parking and business access for the River District.

Money was set... Read on...

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Posted on: December 16, 2014

300 new jobs coming to Danville

BY JOHN R. CRANE
jcrane@registerbee.com (434) 791-7987

Telvista has renewed its lease at Cane Creek Boulevard — and plans to hire 300 more workers at its call center in Danville.

Site Director Lisa Wallace said the... Read on...

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Posted on: November 5, 2014

City awards grant for historic renovation work

GoDanRiver Staff

Supply Resources has received a $75,000 grant for its new corporate headquarters construction work.

The funding was provided by Danville's Technology Enhancement Grant. It will support the... Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

Lynchburg tour shows similarities in downtown revitalization projects

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

There are a lot of similarities between Lynchburg’s downtown development project and Danville’s River District revitalization project.

Seven members of... Read on...

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Posted on: October 31, 2014

Danville city leaders tour downtown Lynchburg

Posted: Oct 30, 2014 7:47 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 30, 2014 7:51 PM EDTBy Ananda Rochita, Reporter

LYNCHBURG (WSLS) - City leaders from Danville took a tour of downtown Lynchburg Thursday afternoon to generate ideas on... Read on...

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Posted on: October 31, 2014

Art momentum builds in River District

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

In the low-lit foyer of Danville’s new fire station, artists, musicians and community members chatted casually to the sounds of live acoustic music. Attendees... Read on...

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Posted on: October 31, 2014

Tourism: All about working together

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

How fast can a team of people put together a puzzle? What if the puzzle is missing pieces? What if there is no reference image to use?

That was the... Read on...

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Posted on: October 31, 2014

Virginia Tech, Institute forge new partnership

BY JOHN R. CRANE
jcrane@registerbee.com (434) 791-7987

Officials from Virginia Tech and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research signed a new five-year master research contract at the Institute Wednesday... Read on...

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Posted on: September 30, 2014

Craghead Street sidewalk project begins Wednesday

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 1, street parking in the 100 block of Craghead Street adjacent Lou’s Antiques will be unavailable to allow for demolition of the existing sidewalk and installation of brick and concrete pavers... Read on...

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Posted on: September 30, 2014

Danville Community College awarded $2.5 million for job-driven training

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

Danville Community College has been awarded a $2.5 million grant to invest in job-driven training and relationship-building with local employers, the White... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more »

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