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Posted On: July 10, 2024

Homestead Creamery to expand processing capacity, purchase nearly $1.9 million in Virginia-produced cream RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin announced today that Homestead Creamery Inc. will invest over $2.5 million to renovate and expand their Franklin County production facility. The company will construct a new ice cream production room…


Posted On: June 22, 2024

Company name: Gracefully Rooted Person in charge: Erica Austin Year founded: 2024 Tell us about your business, including the products or services that you offer and what makes you unique: Gracefully Rooted is a premier hair and tanning salon located in the heart of Ferrum, conveniently situated just across the…


Posted On: June 13, 2024

The Franklin County Office of Economic Development continues to work on a number of projects to increase the availability of jobs, attract new tax base, and raise the community’s quality of life. Several opportunities for suggested improvements to strengthen the position of Summit View Business Park (SVBP) were identified…


Posted On: April 25, 2024

Company name: The Depot | Merle Norman Person in charge: Madeline Perdue Year founded: November 19, 2022 Tell us about your business, including the products or services that you offer and what makes you unique: The Depot Merle Norman is a small retail, makeup business located right in the…


Posted On: April 21, 2024

Company name: Franklin Glass Person in charge: Craig Brosinski, Owner | Brandi Stull, General Manager Year founded: 1986 Tell us about your business, including the products or services that you offer and what makes you unique: Franklin Glass provides superior quality craftsmanship using state of the art glass fabricating machinery.

Posted On: March 28, 2024

Danielle Poe has been named director of economic development for Franklin County. She has been assistant director of economic development in Roanoke County since 2022 where she has been responsible for real estate development, business retention and expansion, and key community partnerships. Before joining Roanoke County, she was…


Posted On: March 25, 2024

Company name: Mama Sarah’s Person in charge: Barbara Hickman and Brad Wood Year founded: 2023 Tell us about your business, including the products or services that you offer and what makes you unique: What makes us unique, I would have to say it’s the fact that all our food is…


Posted On: March 19, 2024

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 6:00 PM-7:30 PM The Franklin Center 50 Claiborne Avenue Rocky Mount, VA, 24151 Join the Greater Roanoke & NRV SBDC for an exclusive, live, in-person workshop that promises to transform the way you engage with…


Posted On: March 13, 2024

Company name: Boones Mill Mercantile Person in charge: Mike and Karen Meredith Year founded: 2023 Tell us about your business, including the products or services that you offer and what makes you unique: Boones Mill has a fascinating history. We have a local historian, Mike Smith, who created a…


Posted On: February 19, 2024

FERRUM, VA, February 19, 2024 – On Thursday, February 15, Ferrum College hosted over 85 employers in Franklin Halls’ Blue Ridge Mountain Room, Atrium and Panther’s Den for the Career Development Office’s 2024 Job and Internship Showcase. The event was an opportunity for businesses to meet with students about internship…

Posted On: February 14, 2024

Company name: Willard Insurance Agency Person in charge: Larry Willard Year founded: 2001 Tell us about your business, including the products or services that you offer and what makes you unique: We are a family owned and operated independent insurance agency. We offer an assortment of…


Posted On: February 14, 2024

Company name: Just Perform Training DBA Just Perform Barbell  Person in charge: Nicholas Young Year founded: 2020 Tell us about your business, including the products or services that you offer and what makes you unique: Just Perform Training started off as a personal training business, but has now expanded into…


Posted On: February 14, 2024

Company name: The Magnolia Closet Person in charge: Alexandra & Sara Gill (Founders & Owners) Year founded: 2023 Tell us about your business, including the products or services that you offer and what makes you unique: We are a high-end liquidation outlet, specializing in new with tag men’s and…


Posted On: February 14, 2024

The Franklin County Department of Public Safety, in collaboration with The Franklin Center, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Carilion, Ferrum College and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR), is proud to announce the introduction of the first and only Paramedic Registered Apprenticeship Program…


Posted On: February 12, 2024

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 6:00 PM-8:30 PM The Franklin Center 50 Claiborne Avenue Rocky Mount, VA, 24151 This workshop is hosted by the Greater Roanoke & NRV SBDC and available to businesses located within Franklin County and the towns of…

Posted On: January 22, 2024

The Franklin County Board of Supervisors recently welcomed two new Board members and chose chairman and vice chairman for the 2024 year. Boone District representative Ronnie Thompson was chosen as chairman and Blue Ridge District representative Tim Tatum was named vice chairman. New members of the Board of Supervisors are…


Posted On: January 19, 2024

Superior Retreading Service has reached a monumental milestone in the business world by recently commemorating its 60th year of operation. As we help celebrate this occasion, let’s take a closer look at what sets this family owned business apart and learn more about the three generations who have dedicated themselves…


Posted On: January 17, 2024

Franklin County residents, Tyler Carter, community reinvestment administrator for Carter Bank & Trust and Tyler Lee, private banking officer for Ridge View Bank have been selected as Get2KnowNoke talent ambassadors.


Posted On: December 17, 2023

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) has awarded the Dogwood site at Summit View Business Park with the coveted tier 4 designation, verifying it an ideal location for businesses to establish themselves. This recognition confirms that the Dogwood site provides a distinct advantage for businesses that want…


Posted On: December 17, 2023

For the last 10 years, Carilion has celebrated the holiday season with its Lights of Love Program. For the first time, that program has expanded to Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital (CFMH). With a donation of $10, you can pay tribute to a loved one with a commemorative ornament hung on…

Posted On: December 17, 2023

Photo Credit: Mindful Light Photography Photo Studio Rocky Mount Virginia Company name: Hourglass Yoga  Person in charge: Nicole Perry  Year founded: 2020 – I started teaching online before opening the studio in Rocky Mount in April 2023.  Tell us about your business, including the products or services that…


Posted On: December 16, 2023

Steven Sandy, assistant county administrator was recently reappointed to the Broadband Advisory Council by Governor Glenn Youngkin. The Broadband Authority Council advises the Governor on policy and funding priorities to expedite deployment and reduce cost of broadband access in the Commonwealth. The council is comprised of 17 members; seven…


Posted On: December 14, 2023

New Anthem duplex doubles down on innovation, affordability and investment returns Cavco Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVCO) (“Cavco” or the “Company”) is proud to announce a significant innovation in the manufactured home industry with the launch of the first nationally available, manufactured duplex approved by the Department of Housing and Urban…


Posted On: September 20, 2023

Photo Caption: L to R: Ferrum College Vice President for Academic Affairs Kevin Reilly, Ronald Dickerson, Jonathan Martinez, Bralynn Beamesderfer, Morgan McCrary, Elizabeth Austin, Lane Hodges, Kolby Stinson, Franklin County faculty Charles White, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Jason Powell, Darrius Mandy, Ferrum College President Mirta Martin, and Administrator…


Posted On: August 13, 2023

Franklin County Economic Development earned a “Best Social Media Campaign” award for their ongoing series, Franklin County Shines at the Celebrate Tourism Summit on Aug. 1. Tourism professionals representing communities across Southwest Virginia gathered for the fourth annual event at the Wytheville Meeting Center. During the event, Friends of…

Posted On: July 16, 2023

Pictured clockwise: Nick Jones (plant manager), Gabrielle Mullins (intern), Hunter Dillon (intern), and Jordan Jefferson (intern). Cornerstone Building Brands is excited to have three talented interns spending the summer with us in Rocky Mount. Gabrielle “Gabby” Mullins is a Longwood University sophomore majoring in psychology with minors in business administration and…


Posted On: March 23, 2023

Franklin County’s Office of Economic Development is working with the community to develop an Economic Development Strategic Plan. The Plan will identify short and long-range recommendations to promote balanced growth, enhance quality of life for residents, and enrich the future marketability of Franklin County as a place to live,…


Posted On: March 5, 2023

Franklin County’s Office of Economic Development is working with the community to develop an Economic Development Strategic Plan. The Plan will identify short and long-range recommendations to promote balanced growth, enhance quality of life for residents, and enrich the future marketability of Franklin County as a place to live,…


Posted On: January 16, 2023

The Franklin County Office of Economic Development has announced the creation of their new online job board. The user-friendly job board crawls the web to gather and display all job openings in Franklin County, making it even easier for current and prospective residents to find their next career opportunity.


Posted On: December 11, 2022

The biotechnology business is booming in Franklin County and the surrounding region. Southwest Virginia is fast being recognized around the Commonwealth as a hub for biotechnology innovation. In fact, new laboratories are under construction in Blacksburg and Roanoke to accommodate a growing number of biotechnology startups headquartered in the…

Posted On: November 10, 2022

It’s no secret that Virginia is a great East Coast business location. Centrally located on the East Coast, Virginia provides access to ports, rail, air travel and proximity to at least 8 major U.S. metro areas. However, not all Virginia locations are created equally when it comes to business taxes.


Posted On: August 2, 2022

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…