My SWVA Opportunity Invites Sponsors to Support The My SWVA Opportunity Cup

This Fall, My Southwest Virginia Opportunity will host the first annual My Southwest Virginia Opportunity Cup in Southwest Virginia.  Modeled after the 2013 My Southwest Virginia Opportunity Entrepreneur Challenge, the Cup is a level II entrepreneur challenge for existing businesses looking to expand with additional job creation in Southwest Virginia. […]

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Hometowns of the Clinch Week

Clinch River Valley Initiative’s Hometowns of the Clinch Week begins on March 20 – 27. Join us as we celebrate and support our hometown start-ups with a week full of educational events focused on entrepreneurial communities and small business development. Retail and small business expert, Marc Willson will be presenting […]

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Southwest Virginia Entrepreneurial Opportunity Celebrated at Awards Dinner

The Entrepreneur Challenge—the inaugural business development competition conducted by the collaborative My Southwest Virginia Opportunity effort came to a close on December 3, with an awards dinner and the announcement of winners in the regional business development competition. Ninety people gathered at the Hotel Norton to meet the entrepreneurs, watch […]

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Challenger Spotlight: Joseph Bates, Bates Family Farm

Visit a Farmers’ Market in far Southwest Virginia, and there’s a chance you might meet Joseph Bates, or some of his family who helps out on Bates Family Farm, a start-up family business in its first year of operation. The entrepreneur is busy providing fresh eggs, dairy, and produce in […]

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Challenger Spotlight: Mark and Carol Caruso, Pathfinders Outdoor Adventures

Mark and Carol Caruso believe that Southwest Virginia is poised for big things. The Norton couple owns Pathfinders Outdoor Adventures, a part time business providing firearms training and equipment.  “With our region’s incredible vistas, great fishing and hunting, and easy access to the outdoors, there’s great opportunity here,” says Mark. […]

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