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Community engagement platform ChangeX launches $50,000 fund to support local groups in Southern Virginia to start or expand impactful community projects

Do you want to start or expand a community project in Southern Virginia? ChangeX has launched the fourth annual Community Challenge, supported by Microsoft. Prior Community Challenges enabled almost 40 local groups to start community projects. These projects have benefited…

9-year-old creates homemade hot sauce business

This article originally appeared on WDBJ7 on October 17, 2022. Read and view the video on the WDJ7 website here. 9-year-old creates homemade hot sauce business By Makayla Shelton Published: Oct. 17, 2022 at 5:56 PM EDT SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (WDBJ)…

Global Entrepreneurship Week in Southern Virginia

  Contact: Jessica Edwards, Dan River Region Entrepreneur Ecosystem Email: jess@danriverecosystem.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK IN SOUTHERN VIRGINIA Southern Virginia to showcase our entrepreneurial ecosystem. Dan River Region, Va. (November 8, 2022) — Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is…

Microsoft grant provides stormwater filtration to South Boston, Boydton, and Chase City

Media Contact: Brian Deurloo, Frog Creek Partners 307-439-9570 Liz Smith, SOVA Innovation Hub 434-570-1312 South Boston, Virginia –The SOVA Innovation Hub ignited a community project using Microsoft funding to help restore and protect the Dan River from the threat of…

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…

ChangeX brings innovative new community projects to Southern Virginia

ChangeX brings innovative new community projects to Southern Virginia $50,000 in funding available (South Boston, Virginia – February 11, 2022) – The SOVA Innovation Hub is proud to announce the launch of the 2022 ChangeX Southern Virginia Community Challenge supported…

Free Job Skills Training Opportunity in Southern Virginia

Alliance Uses Cohort Model to Offer Job Seekers Training, Support and Placement SOUTH BOSTON, VIRGINIA – August 10, 2021 – SOVA Innovation Hub, Microsoft and gener8tor announce gener8tor Upskilling Southern Virginia’s next free fully virtual training program to help Southern…

Minority Women’s Entrepreneurship Focus Group

View this article as it originally appeared in the the Brunswick Times-Gazette, here. On June 28, 2021, a large group of women gathered at the Brunswick County Conference Center to share their thoughts and insights regarding entrepreneurship and running their…

Regional partners taking a community approach to drive small business success

With the pandemic winding down, many people are considering starting their own business for the first time. Meanwhile, existing business owners are exploring how they can capture new revenue by expanding their products, services and markets.  A new program presented…

Tobacco funds aid project’s next step

View this article as it originally appeared on the Gazette-Virginian website here.   This artist rendering depicts the vision for the SOVA Innovation Labs, a building next door to the SOVA Innovation Hub in downtown South Boston. The one-story SOVA Innovation…

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