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Spotlight: Thanks 
As the air turns crisp and the last few remaining leaves fall from the trees, we arrive at the perfect time of year for reflection and thankfulness.  Having celebrated Veteran's Day just a few days ago and in anticipation of Thanksgiving, it only seems appropriate to celebrate the fullness of life.  In the spirit of giving thanks, I thought I would share some things for which I'm especially thankful: 
  • A robust local economy, with low unemployment (3.9% in September), which means people have jobs and a means to provide for their loved ones
  • Companies of all types and sizes that give back to our community in a variety of ways
  • The beauty of Augusta County - full of pastoral views, mountain vistas, and scenic byways
  • So many freedoms - thanks to our Veterans
  • An agricultural-based community that provides food for people throughout the world (Augusta is the second highest agriculture-producing County in Virginia)
  • The opportunity to work for the community I call home and with kind, generous, hard-working people
  • Supportive family and friends
Wishing you bounty of the season,
Amanda Glover
Director of Economic Development
Shenandoah Valley SBDC Workshop: Start Smart 
November 19th at the Augusta County Government Center

The Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center provides Start Smart workshops for those who are looking to start a small business or have already started and need some assistance with growth. Here, you will review what is involved in a successful beginning, necessary registrations and regulations, and components of sound business planning.

Need business startup assistance? Click here to register! 
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See the GENEDGE website for more information on how to take your company to the next level! 

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