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Spotlight: Intrapreneurship

inĚtraĚpreĚneur, / intrəprəˈnər,-ˈno͝or/, noun, a manager within a company who promotes innovative product development and marketing.

Gifford Pinchot, the first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, described intrapreneurs as "dreamers who do."  Put simply, intrapreneurship means acting like an entrepreneur while working within a larger organization.  Like entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs have intense passion, courage, diligence, dedication, and flexibility.  Intrapreneurs are risk-takers and through self-motivation inspire innovation in their organizations.  A significant component of Augusta County's economic development strategy focuses on nurturing both entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.  I am encouraged and excited by the intrapreneurship that I encounter in businesses of all sizes I visit throughout Augusta County.  Every day I meet responsible, hard-working individuals who pair ingenuity and creativity with technology for the benefit of their organization and its customers.

Whether you work in small or large business, nonprofit, or government, I hope you will encourage and reward intrapreneurship.  The businesses in Augusta County inspire me, and I hope you'll be among the "dreamers who do."

Amanda Glover
Director of Economic Development

Shenandoah Valley among Best Fall Destinations World-wide 

What do St. Andrews, Scotland; Quebec City, Canada; and Munich, Germany have in common with our beloved Shenandoah Valley? They are among the Best Fall Destinations world-wide according to Travel and Leisure magazine!  We hope you'll take some time to get outside and enjoy the crisp air and changing colors.  #goaugusta


Have a festival, fair, or other major event coming up? Don't know how to get the message out?
In addition to listing your events with the Virginia Tourism Corporation, www.festivalnews.info offers another service for advertising your event! EC Publishing, Inc. distributes a magazine every quarter to areas including the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. The sole purpose of this magazine is to advertise events, festivals, shows, and the like to its marketing area. According to its website, the magazine is distributed to subscribers, new organizations, welcome centers, festival sites, restaurants, tourist shops, and chambers of commerce.
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