Waukeshaw Development Holds Grand Opening Ceremony of Chief Tassel

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Pictured above: The third-floor view at the Chief Tassel building in Uptown Martinsville. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Zoe York (804) 510-6062 zoe@waukeshaw.com Martinsville, VA — April 28, 2022- Waukeshaw Development is excited to announce that it will officially open Chief Tassel at a grand opening ceremony scheduled for Thursday, April 28th at 2 PM at 51 […]

Cavco Industries Wins MHI’s Inaugural “Community Impact Project of the Year” Award

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April 12, 2022 PHOENIX, April 12, 2022 – Cavco Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVCO) (“Cavco” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company has won the Manufactured Housing Institute’s (MHI) inaugural “Community Impact Project of the Year” award (2022) for its Five Points Neighborhood Initiative in Martinsville, Virginia, where its Nationwide Homes brand is based. This […]

March: Community Connections

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March 31, 2022 From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller When I arrived at the Harvest Foundation back in July 2020, the team put together an onboarding and community outreach plan.  As you can guess, many of the activities in that plan weren’t able to happen due to the ebbs and flows of the […]

Harvest Youth Board plans community Books & Bunnies event

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March 23, 2022 Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Youth Board is inviting local youth and families to a fun event that combines Easter egg hunts, interactive activities and books. On April 9 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Smith River Sports Complex Amphitheater, local youth (ages 0-12) and families are invited to participate in […]

February: Celebrating 20 Years for Harvest

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From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller Twenty years — It’s been 20 years since the sale of the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County that resulted in the creation of the Harvest Foundation. For many of you, I’m sure this seems like yesterday. Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking […]

Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation Announces Realignment of its Tourism Division

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. — The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation’s Tourism Division today announced modifications to its comprehensive tourism effort to better align with visitor feedback and current tourism trends nationwide. “We have seen changing trends in how people access destination information for some time,” said Mark Heath, the EDC’s President & CEO, “but everything changed in the spring of 2020 when […]

January: New year, new strategic plan

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Pictured above: Harvest President Kate Keller details the foundation’s new strategic plan in January’s virtual press conference From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller This month we released our new five-year strategic plan. The top line of the plan is building hope. Over the past year, we listened to hundreds of people in […]

Harvest embraces ‘Hope’ as north star for new strategic direction

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Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Foundation is announcing its new strategic plan following a year-long process that included in-depth data collection and analysis, and extensive community input through focus groups, workgroups, and public surveys. Harvest looks to the word ‘hope’ as its north star and guiding principle informing its 2022-2026 strategic plan, which has the […]

Governor Northam Announces $7 Million to Develop Industrial Sites Across Commonwealth

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Pictured above: Aerial photo of Commonwealth Crossing taken August 2020. RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced a total of $7.0 million in Virginia Business Ready Site Program development grants for 11 projects across the Commonwealth. Administered by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, this discretionary program develops and characterizes sites to enhance the Commonwealth’s infrastructure and promote its […]