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 – […]
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 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.
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.
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.