$674,304 GO Virginia grant announced for Innovation Hub in Farmville

Farmville Innovation Hub Location

Farmville Innovation Hub Location

In December 2021 Gov. Ralph Northam announced a $3.6 million Growth and Opportunity Virginia (GO Virginia) grant that includes $674,304 for an innovation hub at Midtown Square in Farmville. Innovation hubs, like the SOVA Innovation Hub in South Boston established in 2020, provide space for community members of all ages to work, learn, innovate, create and connect to entrepreneurship resources.…

Petersburg day care pushes past the odds

Amy Venable

Amy Venable, owner of Genesis Learning CenterAmy Venable-Turner, owner of the Genesis Learning Center, believes learning never stops. She’s built a thriving day care business focused on that approach.

“I started working for Genesis, a church-operated day care, when I was 21,” she says. Amy completed a degree in early childhood education and then decided to take a job on the West Coast.…

Turning passion into profit with SBDC

In-Depth ProductionsIn-Depth Productions owner Carl Bassfield recently opened for business on Main Street in Blackstone. Partnering with the Longwood Small Business Development Center, he’s turned a passion for photography into a profitable business.

In-Depth Productions, a full-fledged media company, now offers photography and cinematography as well as music engineering and production services.…

Meet Your Facilitators: Southern Virginia’s First Virtual CO.STARTERS Cohort is Open for Registration NOW!

It’s great to learn about something you’re interested in. However, it’s even better when you learn it from someone who has the passion, experience, and encouragement to help you grow.

Learning from a whole team of those someones, in an environment that fosters collaboration and connection, and prepares you to achieve your dreams, is what CO.STARTERS…