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Canoeing in the Shenandoah Valley

The Shenandoah Valley has an incomparable quality of life and the proof is in our people. Meet Shenandoah Valley residents who are living, working and thriving in Virginia’s iconic valley and discover why we’re proud to call this region home.

Shenandoah Valley Life Podcast

Episode 28: A Conversation with HDR Executive Director Andrea Dono

45:13

In this episode, Jay talks with Executive Director of Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance Andrea Dono. A passionate advocate for the downtown area and b

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Episode 27: Agriculture in the Valley – A Conversation with John King, Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative

39:21

With 4 of the top 5 agriculture producing localities in the state located in the Shenandoah Valley, the impact of the ag industry is huge. Our guest f

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Episode 26: From Alabama to Virginia – A Conversation with Tracy Lyons

37:25

Executive Director of the Lexington-Rockbridge County Chamber of Commerce Tracy Lyons relocated to the Valley from Alabama, with a stop in Richmond al

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Episode 25: Supporting Farmers – Rockingham Cooperative, Keith Turner & The Farm Ministry

39:13

With a more than 100 year history, Rockingham Cooperative has roots that run deep and so does Valley native and coop feed division manager Keith Turne

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Episode 24: Launching Careers with JobStarter – A Conversation with BRCC’s Andrea Livick & Dr. John Downey

28:28

The success of a grant funded partnership between Blue Ridge Community College and pharmaceutical company, Merck sparked the creation of an innovative

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Episode 23- From Wall Street to the Shenandoah Valley: A conversation with Mark Toorock

33:28

Mark Toorock has made an interesting transition in his career, from being involved in securities on Wall Street to conducting the production....

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Episode 22- From California to Home: A conversation with April Anderson

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April Anderson sought a career in the rapidly expanding craft beer brewing industry and landed at the right place at the right time with the right...

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Episode 21 – Efficient & Thrifty: A conversation with Scott Asbell

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Scott Asbell, SVP’s producer for the Shenandoah Valley Life Podcast series. talks about his serial entrepreneurial background and approach to life...

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Episode 20 – Reducing the Barriers to Innovation: A conversation with Hannah Cooper

28:34

Hannah Cooper with the Staunton Innovation Hub, an adventurist in her personal life, explains how so many of her personal traits are analogous to ...

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Episode 19 – Shenandoah Valley Life: How Aimee Roberts with Nest Realty is telling the story of our great quality of life in the Valley

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Aimee Roberts with Nest Realty is in charge of a very polished publication that reaches a target audience of decision makers. Aimee and Nest have par

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Episode 18 – Flying High in the Valley: A conversation with Greg Campbell and Heather Ream about the Shenandoah Regional Airport

37:32

Greg Campbell has been at the Shenandoah Regional Airport (SHD) since 1988, worked at the airport through college at Bridgewater and has a tireless...

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Episode 17 – Welcome to the Video Sanctuary: A Conversation with Andy VanHook

28:12

Andy VanHook may be the face most associated with Appeal Production, but he and his partners have become a force in video production in the...

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Ambassador Spotlights

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Ambassador Spotlight

Sarah Elson

Read why the Director of Business Relations at Massanutten Resort chose to live and work in the Shenandoah Valley.

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Chiedo John

James Madison University brought Chiedo to the Shenandoah Valley. The strong feeling of community made him decide to stay.

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Alison Denbigh

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Alison Denbigh

Alison's entrepreneurial and adventurous spirit finds itself at home in the Shenandoah Valley.

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Ambassador Spotlight

Josh Grim

While still honoring his West Virginia roots, Josh and his family have made a life in the Valley.

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Chris Swecker

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Chris Swecker

A Shenandoah Valley native, Chris recognized his home as a top choice for quality of life, affordability, opportunity and safety for his family.

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