Challenger Spotlight: Nicole Dyer, White Birch Juice

According to Nicole Dyer, her juice and smoothie bar is the “first and only one in the region making fresh and whole pressed juice and fresh fruit and fresh vegetable smoothies.” Because there are none like it in the region, Nicole focuses on providing fruits and vegetables in a convenient […]

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Challenger Spotlight: David McLeish, Dreamland Alpacas

“Nestled in the mountains of the outskirts in Abingdon in Meadowview, VA is our little piece of heaven that we share with approximately sixty alpacas,” says operator of Dreamland Alpacas David McLeish. Currently, people are able to visit Dreamland Alpacas in order to appreciate the fibers that are created from […]

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My SWVA Opportunity Cup Competitors Take the Challenge

Entrepreneurs and small business owners from across the region gathered at the Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator in Abingdon, Virginia on Sept. 15, 2015 to take the challenge of competing in the My Southwest Virginia Opportunity Cup. Nineteen businesses were accepted into the program and attended the first session of […]

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My SWVA Opportunity Newsletter – July 2015

The My SWVA Opportunity Newsletter for July 2015 is now available. In this special edition, learn more about the My SWVA Opportunity initiative and the regional entrepreneurship efforts going on in the Southwest Virginia region. Find out who is starting a business in your area by checking out the My […]

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My SWVA Opportunity Cup Applications Now Available

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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