SOVA Innovation Hub Blog

SVHEC Career Tech Students Build Better Block Parklet in Downtown South Boston, Virginia

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) is an innovative destination for workforce development and educational degree programs. It is home to the Career Tech Academy, which is part of GO TEC.  If you drive into South Boston, Virginia from…

Tyler Nutter, Manager, NAPA Auto Parts Group – Clarksville Auto Supply

August 17, 2022 We hope you enjoy this interview with Tyler Nutter, who is currently using the SOVA Innovation Hub coworking space to focus on his work for the NAPA Store Technology Council. As a manager in his family-owned business…

What Kind of Coworking User are You?

A coworking space is a place where you can come work alongside other community members. You bring your own device – we provide the high-speed internet and comfortable chairs. At the SOVA Innovation Hub, we have a menu of flexible…

gener8tor Upskilling, the Journey to Gain Critical Skills for In-Demand Jobs

We recently interviewed Cathy, a participant in the most recent gener8tor Upskilling Southern Virginia program. Cathy was unemployed at the start of the five-week program but with hard work and lots of determination, she had a job waiting for her…

Melanie Saunders, Entrepreneur and Educator

Ask Melanie Saunders, the owner of Saunders Safe Driving School, what her advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is and you’ll get words to live by wrapped into a driving analogy. Melanie says “the bumps in the road will lead to smoothness. Things are constantly changing, and…

Tour the SOVA Innovation Hub

This online tour will show you around the SOVA Innovation Hub so you can visit us from the comfort of your home! To start the tour, click the play button. You can sit back and watch the tour as it…

A Young Entrepreneur is Farming Flowers and Supporting Pollinators

Julia Weir took a leap this year amidst a global pandemic, and this young (she’s only 22!) entrepreneur turned her passion into a business by starting Julia’s Cut Flower Farm. She uses organic and bee friendly farming practices to produce beautiful flowers and support our local ecosystem.  …

Ad Nerds Media – Using an Entrepreneurial Spirit to Redefine Performance Marketing

Ad Nerds Media is a full-service digital marketing agency and the first local business to snap up a private office at the SOVA Innovation Hub. Today on the blog we’re spotlighting Brian Rowland-Loftis, Founder & President of Ad Nerds Media, as…

Refocusing and Innovating Allows Art Acoustix to Thrive

Step into Art Acoustix in downtown South Boston, and you’ll find the walls filled with Melissa Powell’s paintings. You can browse her tastefully sensual abstract art and figure drawings or create your own – Melissa teaches art classes and lessons…

ChangeX Brings Innovative New Projects to Southern Virginia Communities

The SOVA Innovation Hub is proud to launch the 2021 Southern Virginia Community Challenge with ChangeX and Microsoft. This year’s challenge was announced on January 27, 2021 by Jeremy Satterfield, Microsoft TechSpark Virginia Program Manager, and Niamh McKenna, ChangeX Co-founder.   ChangeX is a global non-profit that helps connect…