Our Perspective
Spotlight: Good Things in Augusta County

Augusta County is celebrating a great summer 2015! Just this Tuesday, Edgewell Personal Care of St. Louis, Missouri announced the sale of its Personna Industrial Division (formerly American Safety Razor) of Verona, Virginia to an investment group with deep roots and history in the industry. The sale of the Verona facility has saved 150 jobs in Augusta County.
The new company will be called AccuTec Blades, Inc. AccuTec Blades, Inc. manufactures a wide variety of specialty, medical and professional blades for use in categories including histology, food processing, fiberglass manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, dermatology, glass processing, and more. Manufacturing locations include Verona, Virginia and Obregon, Mexico. Visit AccuTec Blades, Inc. at
Other summer highlights include:

McKee Foods celebrated its 25th anniversary 
of oatmeal crème pies, fudge rounds and brownies made in Augusta County.
Augusta County representatives celebrate McKee Food's 25th anniversary.
We can't wait to see what the fall will bring!
Amanda Glover
Director of Economic Development
Best Scenic Autumn Drive
Place your vote and take a drive
With fall approaching, now is the perfect time to think about your favorite stretch of road to drive
during the peak of leaf season. Both the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive have been nominated for "Best Scenic Autumn Drive" in USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest. The contest will run for four weeks, and individuals can vote once a day for the run of the contest. 
Vote here by September 28th and look for the winner to be announced on October 2nd.
Virginia Tourism Corporation-Wedding Industry List
The Virginia Tourism Corporation will soon launch an integrated, comprehensive marketing strategy surrounding the Virginia wedding and romance industries. This will include but is not limited to:
2015 Virginia Wedding Summit (for wedding planners & national media)
Public relations
Social media
Increased digital presence
Event sponsorship
Vendor relations
...and much more.
If you are interested in being on the Virginia Tourism Corporation's wedding industry list to receive important updates about this initiative, please subscribe here.

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