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May 12

Franklin County Shines: Beth Simms

Posted on May 12, 2022 at 12:52 PM by Elizabeth Campos

Franklin County Director of Economic Development Beth Simms is on a mission to ensure that you know all the ways this area shines. 

Bright spots in business. Bright spots in livability. Bright ideas that will propel this area forward. 

In honor of Economic Development Week – May 9-13, 2022 – let’s get to know Simms a little better.

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May 06

Franklin County Shines: Rob Leonard

Posted on May 6, 2022 at 1:20 PM by Elizabeth Campos

Rob Leonard is the director of The Build Smart Institute, an educational organization that trains individuals for work in the construction industry. Rob and his wife grew up in Philadelphia and lived in Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Florida before settling in Franklin County, VA where they have stayed and raised their family. Rob cites the natural beauty, amazing school system, and incredible resources as reasons why Franklin County has been, and continues to be, one of the best places to live.  

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May 04

Franklin County Shines: Tim Daniels & Alley Brundage

Posted on May 4, 2022 at 11:39 AM by Elizabeth Campos

Tim Daniels and Alley Brundage made their way to Franklin County, VA over half a decade ago and found it to be one of the best places to live and raise a family. Alley came to Franklin County from Kentucky by way of Chicago and is the store manager and buyer for 310 Rosemont, a men’s and women’s boutique in downtown Roanoke. Tim is a history professor and division chair for humanities and performing arts at Ferrum College. Originally from Pennsylvania, he spent time in Hampden-Sydney, Richmond, Alabama, California, and Utah. They are happily settled in Callaway along with their 7-month-old son (and proud native Callawegian), Owain.

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