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CVSBDC to Present “Best Workforce Practices for Small Businesses” as May Business Dev. Workshop

In support of “Virginia Business Appreciation Month,” the Orange County Economic Development Office, in collaboration with the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center (CVSBDC), Orange County Chamber of Commerce, and Orange Downtown Alliance is hosting Best Workforce Practices for Small Businesses, a FREE business development workshop for firms located in Orange County.

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Orange County Economic Development Authority Adopts Strategic Plan

On March 15, 2016, the Orange County Economic Development Authority adopted a five (5) year Strategic Plan, outlining the departments goals and strategies.  After a year-long collaboration with various stakeholder groups, a long compilation of ideas were generated, sorted, and organized to draw the guiding principles for the plan.  This Plan is the first document of this nature adopted by the Economic Development Authority of Orange County, VA.   

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CVSBDC to present March Business Development Workshops in Locust Grove

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Long-range planning to begin for Orange-Gordonsville

As work continues on the 50-year vision of the eastern end of the county through the Germanna-Wilderness Area Plan (GWAP), county officials hope to apply the same sort of long-range planning approach to the Orange-Gordonsville corridor.

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Green Applications progress and growth in Gordonsville

Two years ago, Green Applications, a division of Green Distribution, moved to the former American Press building in Gordonsville with the promise of hundreds of jobs, millions of dollars in local investment and a visit from the governor.

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Montpelier considers long-term potential

Much as James Madison looked at his central Virginia estate and considered how best to manage his land, the property’s current stewards maintain that legacy—even if they go about it a little differently.

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CVSBDC to present Web-Marketing Roundtable Workshop in Gordonsville

The Orange County Economic Development Office, in collaboration with the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center (CVSBDC), Orange County Chamber of Commerce, and Orange Downtown Alliance, is offering another FREE workshop to help get your business out there.  This Marketing Roundtable workshop is intended for any business who wants to learn more about solutions to their current marketing efforts to drive direct sales via email, social media, blogs; the use of traditional media such as TV, radio, and newspaper; as well as Guerilla Marketing tactics to market effectively on a shoestring .  

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Final Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund Grant Report Presented

In March 2015, Orange County, in partnership with The Montpelier Foundation, was awarded a $20,000 Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) grant from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). 

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Assessing Opportunities for Agriculture and Agritourism at Montpelier

Members of the Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development, through the funding from the Agricultural Forestry and Industrial Development (AFID) grant, presented their final report titled, Assessing Opportunities for Agriculture and Agritourism at Montpelier.

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CVSBDC to present “Let’s Put Orange on the Map” Workshop

People in Orange County are looking for what you offer – and they’re looking online. That’s why we’re teaming up with Google to host a free workshop to help you and your fellow businesses get online and on the map. Help more customers connect with your business on the web!

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Orange makes economic development gains, plans for more

Dan McFarland of the Free Lance-Star reports on Orange County's 2015 economic development highlights.

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CVSBDC to present “From Bah humbug to Booming Holiday Sales” Workshop

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