Best Stop Spearheads Neighborhood Renewal

preston with best stop signWhen customers walk through the door of Best Stop Carry Out Fish they generally say two things.

“First they tell me your building is beautiful,” attorney and former delegate to Virginia’s 63rd District Joe Preston said.
“Then they thank me for being here.”

Best Stop is located in a century-old building, previously a pawnshop in an area with, as Preston put it, “a little crime problem.” Now it’s the center of an up-and-coming neighborhood.…

New Faces and Places: SBDC Says Goodbye to Ephgrave, Welcomes New Model

Winds of change are blowing through the Longwood Small Business Development Center’s internal structure signaled by the retirement of Dick Ephgrave, beloved and longtime director of the organization’s Martinsville office.

As Ephgrave marks the end of a highly successful 12-year tenure, the SBDC is adjusting its traditional model for the western region.…