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Virginia’s Gateway Region Announces New Board Members

April 17, 2020 / Uncategorized

Virginia’s Gateway Region Announces New Board Members Dr. Ted Raspiller of JTCC Named Chairman Colonial Heights, Va.— Virginia’s Gateway Region (VGR) has announced new board members with terms beginning April 1, 2020. Dr. Edward “Ted” Raspiller, President of John Tyler Community College, has been named Chairman. Additional board members include:   Mike Colb, MassMutual – […]


Milkman Makes a Comeback as Dairy Company Arrives in Midlothian

April 20, 2017 / Uncategorized

Oberweis Dairy, an Illinois-based milk and ice cream company, is expanding its operations into the Richmond area. It has leased 12,000 square feet of warehouse space in Midlothian, from which it will dispatch a herd of delivery drivers to drop glass-bottled milk on the doorsteps of local residences.


Virginia’s Gateway Region Celebrates 5-Year Plan for Growth and Creation of 500 Jobs

April 12, 2017 / Uncategorized

Virginia’s Gateway Region Economic Development Organization (VGR) welcomed over 100 business and community leaders to commemorate another year of success and achievement working together to create jobs and support local business at their 56th Annual Meeting last week.

VGR Board of Directors Chairman Victor Branch (Bank of America), VGR Board Advisory Member Dr. Makola Abdullah (Virginia State Univeristy) and VGR Board Member Frederick Harry, Jr. (AdvanSix) welcomed guests to the event, shedding light on the importance of VGR’s work in the region and their insightful five-year strategic plan to create 3,000 jobs by 2020.


President Obama Visits Fort Lee to Salute Troops

September 29, 2016 / Uncategorized

For the first time in the post’s nearly 100-year history, a sitting president visited Fort Lee, creating an unexpected midweek stir at the usually sedate Prince George installation. On Wednesday, President Barack Obama traveled via Air Force One and helicopter to Fort Lee for a two-pronged visit that included a town hall hosted by CNN and a meet-and-greet with service people and Tri-Cities notables.


Local Economic Development Groups Plan Steps to Help Businesses Export Products and Services

September 9, 2016 / Current News/ Uncategorized

After nearly two years of research, two Richmond-area economic development groups said Thursday they are implementing a plan this fall to help small and medium-sized businesses in the region export their products and services to international markets.