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Nov 11

Business Friendly Franklin County Doesn’t Have a BPOL Tax

Posted on November 11, 2022 at 2:31 PM by Elizabeth Campos

Franklin County, Virginia, isn’t just one of the best places to live, it’s also a great place to start or relocate a business. Franklin County does not have a BPOL tax, freeing up dollars that can be invested back into your business. Not only does Franklin County offer a lower tax burden for businesses, but it also offers a prime location, a premier business park, and great lifestyle options. 

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Nov 11

Franklin County Shines: Thad & Gayle Montgomery of Double M Dairy

Posted on November 11, 2022 at 2:20 PM by Elizabeth Campos

Thad and Gayle Montgomery are the husband-and-wife team behind Double M Dairy in Wirtz. They each represent the sixth generation of dairy farmers and are raising a 7th in their six children. They recently opened Melvin’s Farm to Fork Store on their farm, where you can buy locally sourced foods and home goods. In fact, it’s so local that all the beef, pork, eggs, and honey are produced on their property! They round out their inventory with local products from 27 other vendors.

In addition to farming and running a business, Gayle and Thad homeschool their kids, believing that the best thing a farm raises is the children that grow up there. When you’re in the neighborhood be sure to visit their store and plan to linger—they love connecting you to your food!

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Oct 11

Franklin County Shines: H.T. Page of Brooks Mill Winery

Posted on October 11, 2022 at 1:46 PM by Elizabeth Campos

September is Virginia Wine Month and H.T. Page is ready to celebrate. A native of Nelson County, VA, H.T. and his wife Rhonda moved to Franklin County over 30 years ago where they built a life and raised a family. In 2008, H.T. and Rhonda founded Brooks Mill Winery, a fruit farm winery in Wirtz, a Franklin County community north of Rocky Mount.

H.T.’s passion for winemaking is infectious and you won’t want to miss the chance to celebrate Virginia Wine Month at Brooks Mill Winery. You can stop by the winery for a tasting or buy a bottle (or three!) at a number of local retailers.    

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