Giles County, Virginia Awards
Jan 09 2024

AEP Supports Giles FOCUS with Awarded Funds

[caption id="attachment_40835" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Photo by micheile henderson on Unsplash[/caption] AEP Supports Giles FOCUS with Awarded Funds Recently AEP, Appalachian Electric Power, presented Giles County a check for $75,000 that will be directed toward the growth and expansion of the Giles County FOCUS program. FOCUS stands for Focus on Communities Utilizing Services and came about in 2015 after a review of where...

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Nov 20 2023

Giles County Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing on Behalf of VisitNRV

Giles County Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing on Behalf of VisitNRV   Giles County, on behalf of the regional marketing effort, VisitNRV received a $10,000.00 grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC)’s Microbusiness Marketing Leverage Program (MMLP) for its Regional Adventure Trail Guide publication and promotion.   VisitNRV partnered with other local businesses to supply matching funds for the project. The...

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sky view of campground and Giles County mountains
Nov 16 2023

Kairos Wilderness Resort Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing

Kairos Wilderness Resort Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing Kairos Resort received a $5,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC)’s Microbusiness Marketing Leverage Program (MMLP) for its Refresh the Wilderness campaign. Virginia Tourism Corporation awarded more than $757,000 to 131 marketing programs, ultimately impacting 655 combined partners, and supporting more than 1,300 jobs across the state to help increase...

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Bruce Bryan (5Points), Erika Tolbert (Pulaski), Peggy White (Pulaski) David Rotenizer (Montgomery), Kathleen Legg (Floyd), and Cora Gnegy (Giles) immediately after winning Best Website award with the new VisitNRV brand
Aug 03 2023

Area Tourism Offices Recognized for New VisitNRV Website

Area Tourism Offices Recognized for New VisitNRV Website On Tuesday, August 1 the Southwest region of Virginia’s travel and tourism stakeholders gathered together at the Wytheville Meeting Center for the fourth annual Celebrate Tourism Summit. Attendees included destination management organizations, hotels, attractions, Chambers of Commerce, elected officials, and tourism stakeholders from across the 19 county and four independent cities that make...

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Best of Virginia from Giles County

We are excited to highlight the following businesses, attractions, people, & places from Giles County who were recently recognized in Virginia Living Magazine in their Best of Virginia 2023 (Southwest Virginia) edition. To get a copy of the issue for yourself, visit the Virginia Living online store, HERE. [gallery link="none" size="full" columns="2" ids="40379,40393,40392,40391,40390,40389,40388,40387,40386,40385,40384,40383,40382,40381,40380" orderby="rand"]  ...

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May 09 2023

Giles County Receives Marketing Grant for Destination Experiences

Giles County Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing   Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that Giles County received $20,000.00 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) Regional Marketing Program (RMP). In total, VTC awarded more than $3.2 million for 236 local and regional tourism marketing programs across the state to help increase visitation and revenue for Virginia’s localities through tourism.   Giles County received...

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Outdoor scene of large waterfall with people swimming
Feb 01 2023

2023 “Best of the Blue Ridge” Winners

2023 “Best of the Blue Ridge” Winners Official Award Announcement for Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine 13th Annual Best of the Blue Ridge Awards From Blue Ridge Outdoors Wondering where the top trails are in the Blue Ridge? Or where can you get the best local cider and pizza after a day of adventure? Well, our readers have spoken!    Beginning in October of 2022, readers of...

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Giles County is now a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™

Giles County is now a member of NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™  initiative. The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, our community is committing to work with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.   [caption...

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The Palisades Restaurant Owner Receives Restaurateur of the Year Award, 2019

Shaena Muldoon receives Jim Wordsworth Award- Restaurateur of the Year [caption id="attachment_26701" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Barry Biggar, Ordinary Awards Co-Chair, Shaena Muldoon, Restaurateur of the Year, Debbie Donehey, Ordinary Awards Co-Chair the night of the awards.[/caption]   VRLTA Announces 17 Honorees at 4th Annual Dinner at The Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa | Short Pump Richmond, Va   The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA)...

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cascades waterfall spring
Oct 27 2019

Giles County to Receive Technical Assistance to Grow Outdoor Recreation Economy

Giles County to Receive Technical Assistance to Grow Outdoor Recreation Economy   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recently, in support of the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service and the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) are announcing that they have selected 10 communities under...

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