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Sep 13

Franklin County Shines: Anna Prillaman Robertson

Posted on September 13, 2022 at 1:02 PM by Elizabeth Campos

Anna Prillaman Robertson is a Franklin County native, who recently returned to run the family business (Twin Creeks Distillery) that her Dad, Chris Prillaman founded back in 2014. Though she's always been involved, she now works full-time at the distillery, primarily handling business logistics, marketing components, and business communications. She prides in sharing the art of distilling and the deep-rooted culture that goes along with it.  

September is also Virginia Spirits Month, making it a great time to visit Twin Creeks Distillery and say "hi" to Anna if you haven't been recently. 

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Aug 03

(VTC) Microbusiness Marketing Leverage Program

Posted on August 3, 2022 at 10:36 AM by Amy Minnix

The Virginia Tourism Corporation will be holding a Zoom Information Session for Franklin County Businesses on Wednesday, August 3rd at 2:00 PM in regards to the new “(VTC) Microbusiness Marketing Leverage Program”. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear from Staci Martin, VTC Grant Manager, and  Becky Nave, Senior Destination Development Specialist, about the potential uses for this grant.

Grant Information

(VTC) Microbusiness Marketing Leverage Program

·         Reimbursable grant program to leverage existing marketing funds. Requires a targeted and research-based marketing plan

·         Marketing Focus: Small business and shoulder season marketing

·         Who is eligible: Small tourism-related businesses with 20 or fewer full-time equivalent employees including boutique retail, restaurants, food trucks, small attractions, craft breweries,       distilleries, wineries, boutique lodging and B&Bs, and events focused on shoulder season visitation.

·         DMOs and NGOs, such as PDCs and Main Street organizations, may apply but the application must support microbusinesses and/or shoulder season visitation with a robust marketing plan.

·         Match: 1:1 cash or in-kind marketing match

·         Opens: August 4, 2022 at 9 a.m.  Closes: September 20, 2022 at 5 p.m.

·         Max Award: $5,000

·         How: Online application portal

·         For information and questions, please email

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August 3rd, 2022 at 2 PM

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Jun 20

Franklin County Shines: Amy Minnix

Posted on June 20, 2022 at 12:16 PM by Elizabeth Campos

Amy Minnix is thrilled to have returned home. The Franklin County native and Ferrum College alum recently joined Franklin County’s Economic Development Team as the Economic Development Specialist. 

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