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AmeriCorps program to offer experience building local economies

NOW SEEKING six energetic change makers to advance Southwest Virginia’s recreation based downtown revitalization efforts. Opportunity SWVA is partnering with The Advancement Foundation and the Virginia Office of Volunteerism and Community Services to provide six AmeriCorps positions to advance Southwest Virginia’s creative economy. “Since 2012 Southwest Virginia has been organizing to better support emerging […]

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Opportunity SWVA AmeriCorps Positions Available

Opportunity SWVA invites applicants to apply for AmeriCorps paid positions in the City of Norton, towns of Dungannon, Haysi, and St. Paul, Friends of Southwest Virginia (Abingdon), and the University of Virginia’s College at Wise Office of Economic Development & Engagement. *Pending Approval from the Corporation of National and Community […]

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Launch an Entrepreneur Competition

On April 12, 2016, My SWVA Opportunity partners hosted a seminar instructing community stakeholders on how to successfully launch an entrepreneur business plan competition. The free workshop provided insight on successful regional competitions, the benefits of competitions from the challengers’ perspective, best practices and steps to organize a competition, and […]

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Virginia Velocity Tour

Virginia Velocity is recruiting early-stage entrepreneurs for the Virginia Velocity Tour. The Virginia Velocity Tour is part of Governor McAuliffe’s Virginia Velocity business plan competition, which launched last year to spur entrepreneurship in the Commonwealth. From September 19-23, the tour bus will travel to five regions across Virginia (Roanoke, Richmond, […]

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My SWVA Opportunity Cup Celebrates Challengers

The competition graduates 15 businesses and awards $35,000 to top performers The My Southwest Virginia Opportunity Cup, led by the collaborative My Southwest Virginia Opportunity effort, came to a close on Nov. 4, 2015 with an awards ceremony and announcement of winners in the regional business competition. Entrepreneurs and citizens […]

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The Top 5 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success

Written by My SWVA Opportunity Intern, Hannah McNew Many people value success as an array of different things. For most, obtaining success is not just making sure that the job is done correctly. There is much more to it than that! The means of achieving success varies from person to […]

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Challenger Spotlight: Toni Warren, Warren Cleaning and Restoration

Toni Warren is the owner operator of Warren Cleaning and Restoration, which is a family-owned business located in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. At Warren Cleaning and Restoration, they have qualified professionals who can provide carpet cleaning as well as disaster restoration services for fire, water, smoke, and wind damage. According […]

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