YesMartinsville News http://www.yesmartinsville.com YesMartinsville News Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:43:20 EST HD CMS en daily 1 http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/188 Governor McAuliffe Announces 101 New Jobs in Henry County http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/188 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EST Monday, 01 June 2015 12:00:00 EST RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Monogram Food Solutions, LLC, a Memphis-based manufacturer of value-added processed meats, will invest $7.244 million to establish a warehousing and logistics operation in Henry County. The company has operated a meat snacks production facility in the Henry County Patriot Centre Industrial Park since 2009. Virginia successfully competed against two other states for the project, which will create 101 new jobs. Speaking about today&rsquo;s announcement at an event in Henry County, Governor McAuliffe said, &ldquo;I am thrilled to be back in the region to announce Monogram Food Solutions&rsquo; new operation, which brings the company&rsquo;s total job creation in Henry County to more than 300 in less than one year. Working with companies like Monogram to grow and create new jobs in regions that need them is a key part of my administration's efforts to build a new Virginia economy.&nbsp; I thank Monogram for continuing to invest in our great Commonwealth.&rdquo; &ldquo;Monogram&rsquo;s announcement is further proof that Virginia offers the assets companies seek to grow their businesses,&rdquo; said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones. &ldquo;The combination of great talent, strong infrastructure, pro-business climate and great incentives distinguish the Commonwealth as a great place for business.&nbsp; We look forward to continuing our partnership with Monogram for years to come.&rdquo; Founded in 2004 when a group of Memphis investors bought the King Cotton and Circle B Brand Meats business from the Sara Lee Corporation, Monogram Food Solutions is dedicated to providing innovative and top-quality food products that consumers love to eat. Monogram Meat Snacks, a division of Monogram Food Solutions, is one of the nation&rsquo;s largest manufacturers of quality meat snacks, including jerky, meat and cheese snacks, kippered beef sticks and pickled sausages. These meat snacks are all made in the U.S.A. and include Wild Bill&rsquo;s, O&rsquo;Brien&rsquo;s, Trail&rsquo;s Best, Hannah&rsquo;s, Bull&rsquo;s and licensed brands Bass Pro Shop&rsquo;s Uncle Buck&rsquo;s, Johnsonville and Butterball. Monogram Food Solutions also produces a wide variety of private label brand meat snacks, smoked meats, corn dogs and pre-cooked bacon for strategic partners across the country. Monogram operates facilities in Minnesota, Indiana, Texas and Iowa, as well as the Henry County, Virginia plant. &ldquo;We love the Martinsville workforce, as they are hard workers who are committed to producing great products while emphasizing people safety and excellent customer service. This will be our fourth expansion at the Martinsville facility, and we are excited to continue creating quality jobs in the state of Virginia,&rdquo; said Karl Schledwitz, Chairman and CEO of Monogram Food Solutions. The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation to secure the project for Virginia. Governor McAuliffe approved a $200,000 grant from the Governor&rsquo;s Opportunity Fund to assist Henry County with the project. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved $370,000 in Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds. The company is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Funding and services to support the company&rsquo;s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. &ldquo;Our partnership with Monogram Food Solutions continues to flourish, and we are thrilled with today&rsquo;s announcement,&rdquo; said H.G. Vaughn, Chairman of the Henry County Board of Supervisors. &ldquo;We look forward to working together to move the company and this community forward.&rdquo; "Monogram's continued commitment to Henry County is further evidence of the steady return of business and industry to Southside, and demonstrates that we are growing the workforce needed by these companies in order for them to succeed in the global marketplace,&rdquo; said Senator Bill Stanley, a member of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission. &ldquo;The Tobacco Commission is proud to have made a significant contribution of financial resources that insured that the expansion of Monogram's operations occurred here in Virginia, and not in another state.&nbsp;The Commission and its members are dedicated to sustained economic growth in the region, and this is yet again one more critical piece in that endeavor." "I applauded the decision of Monogram Food Solution to make additional investments in our economy,&rdquo; said Delegate Les Adams. &ldquo;They recognize what we here in Southside Virginia know, that we have a strong and improving workforce that is ready to grow and succeed." ### Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 399 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $7.1 billion in capital investment, which is more than twice the amount of capital investment brought to the Commonwealth by the previous two governors in the first 16 months in office. http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/189 PHCC plans new tech center http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/189 Sun, 17 May 2015 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 17 May 2015 12:00:00 EST Article by Martinsville Bulletin Staff. In what college and local economic development officials believe will be a &ldquo;game changer&rdquo; for the future of Martinsville and Henry County, Patrick Henry Community College will open a one-stop entrepreneurial education and technology center in uptown Martinsville, the college announced Friday. The newly launched Thomas P. Dalton IDEA Center will be a hub for entrepreneurship with an expanded Fab Lab serving as the anchor. Citing a desire to see the college maintain a presence in uptown Martinsville, the family of Dalton &mdash; through its generous donation &mdash; has made it possible for the Patrick Henry Community College Real Estate Foundation to purchase the building that will bear his name, PHCC announced in a news release issued Friday. The donation was in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, Christopher Parker, PHCC vice president for institutional advancement and campus life, said in an interview. He declined to be more specific because the family requested privacy. Dalton, who was a lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County until his death in 2012, was a 1982 graduate of PHCC and received a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in psychology from Averett University in 1984. The three-floor, 20,520-square-foot building on Fayette Street has housed Solid Stone Fabrics since 2008. The company announced last week it is moving to the former Bassett-Walker facility on Rives Road in Martinsville in order to expand. &ldquo;PHCC Real Estate Foundation provides the vehicle for individuals to donate properties or resources to secure real estate to promote the college's mission,&rdquo; Parker said in the release. &ldquo;Community is our middle name, and this uptown facility represents that ongoing commitment.&rdquo; IDEA Center stands for Innovate, Design, Engineer, Accelerate. The center will serve as the new home for PHCC&rsquo;s Fab Lab, Artisan, and community development programs, which are currently housed in the Artisan Center on Main and Church streets. It is the Fab Lab, though, that will serve as the flagship. &ldquo;The Fab Lab originated as a shared vision to create jobs, promote entrepreneurship and develop small business,&rdquo; noted Angeline Godwin, PHCC&rsquo;s president. A collaboration between PHCC, the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC) and New College Institute (NCI), the Fab Lab is part of the U.S. Fab Lab Network and offers opportunities for digital fabrication to individuals and companies in ways that are not practical or economical using mass production. &ldquo;It is about creating product and developing technology,&rdquo; Godwin said. The gift in Dalton&rsquo;s honor, along with recently received grant funds of $250,000 from the U.S. Community Adjustment and Investment Program, will allow the Fab Lab to move to the new facility and double its capacity, thereby adding to an impressive collection of high-end computer-controlled tools and machinery, which includes 3-D printers, plasma cutter, CNC router, injection molding machine and laser systems. &ldquo;The expanded Fab Lab really has three prongs,&rdquo; Godwin said. &ldquo;We will integrate the Fab Lab into academic programming; we will promote student entrepreneurship; and we will offer to business and industry the ability to develop new products and technology.&rdquo; The Dalton IDEA Center will not replace or compete with the business incubator (operated by the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce), Godwin emphasized. &ldquo;Rather, it is a technology accelerator and can be a pipeline to the incubator, with entrepreneurs creating new products and new technologies at the Dalton IDEA Center using its resources and equipment, and then moving on to the incubator to begin actual business operations. The Dalton IDEA Center will focus on product and technology development,&rdquo; she said. The technology accelerator will have innovation-based economic development support through the EDC, she added. &ldquo;The EDC has partnered with PHCC and NCI from day one to establish and fund the Fab Lab, and we are excited to see it evolve to a higher level,&rdquo; Mark Heath, president and CEO of the EDC, said in the release. &ldquo;We view the Fab Lab as a critical component of small business development by providing the link between ideas and prototyping, to actual industrial production. The EDC will expand its partnership with PHCC and NCI in this initiative by allocating additional staff and financial resources through our small, minority and entrepreneurial division under the direction of Valerie Harper.&rdquo; Entrepreneurial education will include further development of work-force training programs, academic programs in entrepreneurship, general engineering technologies, information technology and Innovation Engineering certification. PHCC is the first community college in the nation to offer Innovation Engineering, which is a design platform that utilizes the Fab Lab, the release stated. &ldquo;The Dalton IDEA Center will allow PHCC to enhance current programs in entrepreneurship, general engineering technologies, and information technology by providing real world expertise and hands-on experiences for our students,&rdquo; Rhonda Hodges, PHCC vice president of work-force, economic, and community development, stated in an email. &ldquo;For example, students in entrepreneurship will be exposed to and learn from experts, as well as having the technological capabilities required to test their creative ideas and to move ideas from thoughts to prototypes,&rdquo; she added. &ldquo;Students in our general engineering technologies program are actively engaged in utilizing the Fab Lab equipment and design capabilities and will benefit from the new equipment that will be added.&rdquo; The Innovation Engineering program includes four courses that teach students to increase innovation speed and reduce risk, she explained. The Create course teaches a systematic approach to idea generation, and the Communicate course teaches students to communicate the benefit, uniqueness and credibility of a concept. In the Commercialize course, topics include sales forecasting, consumer surveys, patent searching, provisional patent writing, prototyping and business models. In the Systems course, students will learn to lead innovation systems for generating and implementing new ideas in a wide range of organizations, Hodges said. &ldquo;This is huge for our community: innovation and technology, and a new education corridor on Fayette Street with NCI, the Dental Clinic, and the proposed medical school. This is very exciting news that demonstrates growth and economic potential for Martinsville and Henry County,&rdquo; Hodges said in the release. In an email, Godwin gave this example of how someone could use the center. &ldquo;An individual can come in with an idea, explore the idea while working with faculty who are nationally credentialed in innovation engineering and design thinking, model it with cutting edge software, create a physical prototype with 3D printer and other equipment, then take it to market to generate sales, then create the master prototype utilizing CNC equipment at either PHCC or NCI.&rdquo; The Dalton IDEA Center also represents a metamorphosis for the Artisan Center, with more emphasis on community development and broadening community partnerships in the artisan area, according to Hodges. The &ldquo;home office&rdquo; of the artisan program will be housed in the Dalton IDEA Center, although classes will be offered throughout PHCC&rsquo;s service region, she said. Weaving and pottery classes now are offered in Patrick County through a partnership with Reynolds Homestead, and the college recently participated in a joint exploration of collaborative opportunities with Piedmont Arts, Hodges said. Adding to existing classes in photography, woodturning, woodworking, quilting, jewelry, dance and glass, PHCC is broadening its reach in the arts by adding creative writing and poetry classes. Other community development programs include continuing education, outreach and partnerships, Hodges said. There will be more emphasis on broadening partnerships to offer artisan programming in communities, focusing on their needs and audiences and making programming more accessible, Hodges said. The current Artisan Center is in about 25,000 square feet of leased space, and the new facility has 20,520 square feet, Hodges and Kris Landrum, PHCC public relations and marketing manager, said in interviews. &ldquo;Both spaces have been wonderful,&rdquo; Hodges said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re offering different programming&rdquo; at the Dalton IDEA Center. The move into the building will take place in phases and should be completed by about October, Godwin said in an interview. Programming will continue at the current Artisan Center through the end of July, then the Artisan Center will be moved into the Dalton IDEA Center in the first phase. Other operations will be moved there in August and September. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re just so excited,&rdquo; Godwin said. &ldquo;Isn&rsquo;t it a great location?&rdquo; Thomas P. Dalton&rsquo;s family previously donated about $300,000 that made it possible to establish a scholarship in his memory and to renovate the PHCC quad, officials said. Click here to see article at Martinsville Bulletin website. http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/187 Celebrating National Window Film Day http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/187 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 30 April 2015 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (April 30, 2015) -&nbsp; The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is pleased to join Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and local officials in recognizing Thursday, April 30, as National Window Film Day. The window film industry is a powerful economic driver in Martinsville-Henry County that&rsquo;s providing robust employment and education opportunities for the area. One of the world&rsquo;s leading manufacturers of window film, Eastman, operates multiple facilities in the area and employs more than 700 people. Eastman sites produce some of the leading brands in automotive and architectural film including LLumar&reg;, SunTek&reg;, Vista&reg;, Gila&reg; and EnerLogic&reg;. &ldquo;We like to say Martinsville-Henry County makes more film than Hollywood,&rdquo; said Mark Heath, president/CEO of the EDC.&nbsp; &ldquo;We are proud to be world leaders in a high-tech, growth industry like window film. &nbsp;It&rsquo;s a great testament to the workforce of this area and the commitment of corporate leaders to invest in our community.&nbsp; The creation of new, better paying jobs improves the quality of life for all of our citizens.&rdquo;&nbsp; The EDC is also working to equip the window film industry with highly skilled workers for years to come. The EDC is a partner with Eastman, Patrick Henry Community College and the New College Institute in a world-class training center customized to the specific needs of advanced film manufacturing. The Center for Advanced Film Manufacturing (CAFM) offers the Advanced Film Certification, an innovative 28-credit program designed to provide students with skills needed by window film and other advanced manufacturers. The first class of CAFM students will soon complete their first year of study, and be eligible to compete for new career opportunities. Window film protects our skin, fortifies our office buildings and homes, and helps reduce glare and facing. National Window Film Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the men and women who manufacture , distribute and install window film, and educate the public about the industry&rsquo;s contributions to the our society. http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/186 eBay Enterprise Adds More Than 190 Jobs in Henry County http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/186 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 23 April 2015 12:00:00 EST MARTINSVILLE,&nbsp;VA &ndash;&nbsp;eBay Enterprise, an eBay Inc.&nbsp;company, plans to expand operations in Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia, creating more than 190 new, full-time jobs and investing up to $5.8 million in the Commonwealth. The eBay Enterprise 400,000 square-foot facility expansion will provide automated fulfillment services, warehouse management and freight solutions for clients, including Bath &amp; Body Works, Stein Mart and The Company Store. The new eBay Enterprise facility, located on Joseph Martin Highway, expands the company&rsquo;s Martinsville-Henry County campus to six buildings and increases its total fulfillment footprint to 1.3 million square feet.&nbsp; To encourage the investment and job growth in Martinsville, the Commonwealth of Virginia will provide assistance through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program, while Henry County will provide Enterprise Zone incentives based on the total investment. The Tobacco Commission also will assist with the expansion. &ldquo;Paramount to our clients&rsquo; success is their ability to continually innovate and improve the consumer experience and we are excited to help them achieve this through our regional fulfillment capabilities,&rdquo; said Tom Barone, vice president, operations, eBay Enterprise. &ldquo;We have always considered the Martinsville community a critical partner to our success, since our first facility here opened in 1999. Our ability to expand is possible because of the community&rsquo;s dedication to foster employment growth, and the talented workforce which has allowed us to grow our business and deliver industry-leading services for our clients.&rdquo; &ldquo;Speaking on behalf of the Board of Supervisors, we are pleased that eBay Enterprise has made this additional investment in Martinsville-Henry County,&rdquo; said H.G. Vaughn, Chairman of the Henry County Board of Supervisors. &ldquo;This speaks highly of our workforce and our partnership with eBay Enterprise. Our area will continue to reap the rewards of economic growth and additional job opportunities that come with the investment.&rdquo; &ldquo;Senator Bill Stanley and I are excited to be able to help bring jobs to our area.&nbsp; The Virginia Tobacco Commission&rsquo;s goal is to help bring jobs and prosperity to the commission&rsquo;s footprint,&rdquo; said Delegate Danny Marshall, a commissioner of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and the Community Revitalization Commission.&nbsp; &ldquo;Thanks to the eBay Enterprise management team for their commitment to our area.&rdquo; &ldquo;A top priority for the EDC is to assist existing companies grow and expand in Martinsville and Henry County" said Mark Heath, President/CEO of the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation. "The decision of eBay Enterprise to expand locally and hire an additional 190 employees is testament of their belief in our workforce and support services. &nbsp;It&rsquo;s also exciting to see this growth in the e-commerce segment of our local economy. &nbsp;A diversified economy is good for the long-term health of our community.&nbsp;&nbsp; ### About eBay Enterprise eBay Enterprise is a leading global provider of retail-optimized commerce solutions, including the Magento platform, order management, fulfillment, customer care, and marketing solutions. We enable brands and retailers of all sizes to deliver consistent omnichannel&nbsp;experiences across all retail touch points to attract and engage new customers, convert browsers into loyal buyers, and deliver products with speed and quality. With unrivaled&nbsp;flexibility and control, our clients are armed to accelerate sales growth and win with today&rsquo;s digitally connected consumer. eBay Enterprise is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa. and has offices in Austin, Barcelona, London, Los Angeles, &nbsp;New York and Shanghai. eBay Enterprise is an eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) company. More information can be found at&nbsp;www.ebayenterprise.com&nbsp;and www.magento.com. http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/185 Hardide Coatings, Inc. to invest $7.25 million to establish first Virginia operation http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/185 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate: January 21, 2015 Office of the GovernorContact: Rachel ThomasEmail: Rachel.Thomas@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Economic Development PartnershipContact: Suzanne ClarkPhone: (804) 545-5806Email: Sclark@yesvirginia.org Hardide Coatings, Inc.Contact: Jackie RobinsonPhone: +44 (0) 7711 281915 (cell)Email: jrobinson@hardide.com &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Governor McAuliffe Announces 29 New Jobs in Henry County&nbsp;~ Hardide Coatings, Inc. to invest $7.25 million to establish first Virginia operation~Project result of Governor's meeting with company officials during the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Hardide Coatings, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced surface coatings, will invest $7.25 million to establish its first Virginia operation in Henry County and create 29 new jobs with an average salary of $50,000, which is well above the average prevailing wage in the region. Virginia successfully competed against Oklahoma and Texas for the project, which is a result of the Governor's meeting with company officials outside London during the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow. Speaking about today's announcement, Governor McAuliffe said, "Creating jobs in the advanced manufacturing sector is critical as we work to build a new Virginia economy. I am thrilled to announce these new jobs, which pay well above the average prevailing wage for the region. I had the opportunity to meet with company officials last summer in the U.K. about this project, and we are honored to welcome Hardide Coatings to the Commonwealth's growing roster of international companies." "This is a big win for rural Virginia as the region continues its economic rebound," said Maurice Jones, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade. "Hardide Coatings is a growing global company, and this significant investment to expand its manufacturing presence to serve worldwide customers is a great testament to the strong workforce and infrastructure in place in Martinsville-Henry County and the Commonwealth as a whole." Hardide Coatings is the leading global innovator and provider of advanced tungsten carbide-based coatings that significantly increase the life of critical metal parts operating in abrasive, erosive, corrosive and chemically aggressive environments. The company was formed in 2000 by a team of U.K.-led venture capitalists to develop and commercialize a process that was invented by scientists in Soviet Russia at Moscow State University and a leading laboratory in the area of advanced materials. In 2003, the company headquarters and U.K. manufacturing facility was established in Bicester, Oxfordshire. From this location, the company serves customers around the world, including the U.K., Europe, U.S., Canada, the Far East and Australia. This new facility will service existing and new customers in the oil and gas, aerospace, flow control and advanced engineering markets. "Martinsville-Henry County was chosen after a long and detailed evaluation of numerous locations in different states, and we believe the county made a compelling economic and business case," said Philip Kirkham, Hardide Coatings CEO. "It is a community that supports advanced manufacturing and will provide us with an environment from which we can grow our existing and projected customer base in North America. I have been particularly impressed with the way all the different parties and agencies involved have worked together and coordinated their activities to give us every possible assistance in making this important decision for Hardide." The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) to secure the project for Virginia. The Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation was also instrumental in the project. Governor McAuliffe approved a $150,000 grant from the Governor's Opportunity Fund to assist Henry County with the project. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved $170,000 in Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds. The company is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. The company will also be eligible to receive sales and use tax exemptions on manufacturing equipment. Funding and services to support the company's employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. "We are very excited that Hardide is going to be a part of Henry County's future," said Board of Supervisors Chairman H.G. Vaughn, "and we are thrilled that we can expand our footprint with another international company. A lot of the credit should go to Mark Heath and his staff at the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation. We have a great team in place, and today's announcement underscores that." "Brick by brick, step by step, we are revitalizing Southside's economy," said Senator William Stanley, member of the Tobacco Commission. "Another step in that effort is the Hardide project and the jobs the company will bring to the area. It is great to have this investment in Martinsville- Henry County." "CCAM is delighted that Hardide Plc, an advanced manufacturer in surface engineering and coatings, has selected Virginia to be its U.S. Surface Coatings Center," said Joseph Moody, President and Executive Director of CCAM. "CCAM has been in contact with Hardide since January 2013 and has worked for two years with the Commonwealth to secure this investment. Hardide's technology is used in multiple industries, including oil &amp; gas, aerospace, defense and automotive, and the company's technology and industry focus align well with CCAM's focus. We are excited that Hardide selected Virginia over other locations and look forward to working with Hardide to explore potential collaborative surface coating research &amp; development projects at CCAM here in Virginia." "We're delighted that our open-access fiber optic network played an important role in this announcement," said Tad Deriso, President &amp; CEO of Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation. "Hardide will be able to connect their new location in Martinsville-Henry County to their network provider in the U.K., offering a cost-effective, robust and scalable broadband solution to support their operations." "Economic development is always a top priority in Southside Virginia, and I am very pleased that Hardide Coatings will bring new jobs and investment to Martinsville and Henry County," said Delegate Les Adams.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ### Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 269 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $5.54 billion in capital investment, more than twice the amount of capital investment brought to the Commonwealth in any Governor's first 12 months in office. http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/184 New Micro Category to Help Small Businesses Obtain Government Contracts http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/184 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST Friday, 10 October 2014 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (October 10, 2014) - Local certified small, woman-owned or minority-owned (SWaM) small business owners are encouraged to take advantage of the new &quot;micro&quot; designation in order to increase their chances in obt http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/178 The Martinsville-Henry County EDC Announces New Board Members http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/178 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 07 October 2014 12:00:00 EST MARTINSVILLE, VA (October 7, 2014) - The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is pleased to announce three (3) new members to its Board of Directors. Effective July 1, 2014 the EDC expanded its Board of Directors. http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/180 Session Planned for Food-Based Business Entrepreneurs http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/180 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST Friday, 03 October 2014 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (October 3, 2014) The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Small Business Division will be sponsoring a seminar focused on the Rules and Regulations of Operating a Food-Based Business. The event i http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/179 Small Business Investment Forum to Hold Business Plan Competition http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/179 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST Friday, 05 September 2014 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (September 5, 2014) - Local entrepreneurs have a chance to compete for funding, free space and mentoring through the Small Business Investment Forum (SBIF) business plan competition. The competition will launch on Septemb http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/182 Marketing Co-op Grant Program Seeks Vendors and Applicants http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/182 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST Friday, 05 September 2014 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (September 5, 2014) - The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation Small Business Division and Tourism Division have received funding to continue their assistance to local businesses for marketing needs. http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/181 Seminar Scheduled on HR Procedures for Small Businesses http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/181 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 12 August 2014 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (August 12, 2014) - Business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to attend an information session on human resources issues faced by small business owners. This free meeting is sponsored by the Martinsville-Henry Coun http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/183 Marketing Strategies Topic for Business Training Seminar http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/183 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 03 July 2014 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (July 3, 2014) - The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Small Business Division will host a workshop focusing on Modern Marketing Techniques for Businesses. The training will be held Thursday, http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/177 Local Entrepreneurs Complete Business Certification Program http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/177 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EST Friday, 13 June 2014 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (June 13, 2014) - Five entrepreneurs in Martinsville-Henry County have graduated from the SmartSTART program offered through Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Small, Minority &amp; Entreprene http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/173 Marketing Workshop Scheduled for June 12th http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/173 Fri, 30 May 2014 12:00:00 EST Friday, 30 May 2014 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (May 30, 2014) - The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Small, Minority and Entrepreneurial Division is hosting a workshop focusing on Creative Marketing on a Budget. The event will be held Th http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/174 Doss Earns ‘Travel Marketing Professional’ Certification http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/174 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EST Friday, 04 April 2014 12:00:00 EST Lexington, Ky. (March 25, 2014) Jennifer Doss, Director of Tourism for Martinsville-Henry County, has earned certification as a &quot;Travel Marketing Professional&quot; (TMP) after completing the three-year program of the Southeast T http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/175 8-Week SmartSTART Series to be Offered for Entrepreneurs http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/175 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EST Friday, 14 March 2014 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (March 14, 2014) -&nbsp;The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial Division will again be offering their SmartSTART program for local entrepreneurs. The Smar http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/176 Information session offered on affordable rental and training space for entrepreneurs http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/176 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST Friday, 28 February 2014 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (February 28, 2014) - Entrepreneurs are invited to learn about space available through local organizations that is both functional and economical. The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Small, http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/172 Kilgour Industries Ltd. to invest $27.3 million in first U.S. operation http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/172 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST Friday, 31 January 2014 12:00:00 EST &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Governor McAuliffe Announces 155 New Jobs for Henry County&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~Kilgour Industries Ltd to invest $27.3 million in first U.S. operation~ <br / http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/171 Small Business Training Offered on Modern Technology Devices http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/171 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST Friday, 03 January 2014 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (January 3, 2014) - The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial Division will offer training to entrepreneurs and business owners who want to incorporate moder http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/170 Governor McDonnell Announces 25 New Jobs in Henry County http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/170 Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 18 December 2013 12:00:00 EST Governor McDonnell Announces 25 New Jobs in Henry County~Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. to invest $1.5 million to expand manufacturing operation~RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that B http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/167 Solid Stone Fabrics Expands http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/167 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leon Towarnicki City ManagerCity of Martinsville 276-403-5155ltowarnicki@ci.martinsville.va.us Mark HeathPresident/CEO Martinsville Henry County Economic De http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/169 Business Loans and Cash Flow to be Explained at Workshop http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/169 Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EST Friday, 18 October 2013 12:00:00 EST &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Business Loans and Cash Flow to be Explained at WorkshopMartinsville, VA (October 18, 2013) - The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corpor http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/168 Local Entrepreneurs Complete Business Certification Program http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/168 Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EST Friday, 11 October 2013 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Valerie HarperSmall, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial DivisionMartinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940vharper@yesmartinsville.com&nbsp;&nbsp;<b http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/164 Gov. McDonnell Announces $40 million investment in Henry County http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/164 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 25 September 2013 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 25, 2013Office of the GovernorContact: Taylor Thornley KeeneyPhone: (804) 225-4260Email: Taylor.Keeney@governor.virginia.govVirginia Economic Development PartnershipContact: Suzanne We http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/165 Work on shell building to start http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/165 Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:00:00 EST By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff WriterMore than 40 people attended the ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday for the 96,970-square-foot shell building on lot 8 in the Patriot Centre at Beaver Creek industrial park.The ceremonial shovel used http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/166 Workshop Planned for Food-Based Business Entrepreneurs http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/166 Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EST Friday, 30 August 2013 12:00:00 EST &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Workshop Planned for Food-Based Business Entrepreneurs&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/163 Training to be offered on obtaining contracts with state-run agencies http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/163 Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EST Friday, 26 July 2013 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation 276.403.5940 vharper@yesmartinsville.com&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Training t http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/162 Marketing Workshop Scheduled for July 25th http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/162 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EST Friday, 12 July 2013 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation 276.403.5940 vharper@yesmartinsville.com&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/161 NCI building progress on track http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/161 Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 09 July 2013 12:00:00 EST By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer. Rainy weather in recent days has not set back construction of the New College Institute's new building in uptown Martinsville.Construction began in May. Barring major unforeseen problems, said NCI Execut http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/160 $700K block grant to fund NCI http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/160 Sun, 23 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 23 June 2013 12:00:00 EST By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer. Martinsville on Friday was awarded $700,000 in state funds toward the construction of the New College Institute (NCI) building under way on the Baldwin Block uptown.Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the Commu http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/152 Monogram Foods Expands Capacity of Martinsville Manufacturing Plant http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/152 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EST Friday, 14 June 2013 12:00:00 EST &nbsp;Monogram Foods Expands Capacity at Manufacturing Plant(Capacity Expansion Creates New Jobs) Martinsville, VA -- (June 14, 2013) -- Monogram Food Solutions, LLC http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/151 Stone Dynamics, Inc., Expands in Martinsville http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/151 Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leon Towarnicki City ManagerCity of Martinsville 276-403-5155 http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/159 Construction begins on new NCI building http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/159 Tue, 14 May 2013 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:00:00 EST By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff WriterConstruction has started on the New College Institute's new building on the Baldwin Block uptown.The three-story, roughly 50,000-square-foot building will house educational programs that NCI is deve http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/153 Small Business Investment Forum to Hold 6th Annual Business Plan Competition http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/153 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EST Friday, 26 April 2013 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Lisa Fultz Director of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial Division Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/154 Computer workshop offered to develop business plans http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/154 Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EST Friday, 19 April 2013 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Fultz Director of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial Division Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/155 EDC Participates in Student Business Plan Review http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/155 Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 09 April 2013 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Lisa Fultz Director of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial Division Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/156 Entrepreneur Express Workshop Scheduled for April 10th http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/156 Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EST Friday, 29 March 2013 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Lisa Fultz Director of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial Division Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/157 E-Commerce Workshop Scheduled for February 21st http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/157 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST Friday, 08 February 2013 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Fultz Director of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial Division Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/150 Faneuil, Inc., Expansion http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/150 Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Anna Van BurenCEOFaneuil, Inc.757-262-9600Leon Towarnicki Interim City ManagerCity of Martinsville 276-403-5155 ltowarnicki@ci.martinsville.va.us <br http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/149 SHINE Systems & Technologies to establish a new Solutions Center in Martinsville http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/149 Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 16 January 2013 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mark HeathPresident/CEOMartinsville Henry County Economic Development Corporation276-403-5940mheath@yesmartinsville.comAmanda WittPresidentMartinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce<br http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/158 Workshop to Focus on Improving Professionalism http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/158 Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST Friday, 04 January 2013 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa FultzDirector of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial DivisionMartinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940lfultz@yesmartinsville.com<stron http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/148 Tax collection company to open, create 17 jobs http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/148 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 19 December 2012 12:00:00 EST By GINNY WRAY - Bulletin Staff Writer. Taxing Authority Consulting Services, P.C., will open an operations center in Martinsville to help state and local governments collect delinquent http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/147 Taxing Authority Consulting Services, P.C. to establish an operations center in Martinsville http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/147 Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 18 December 2012 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMark HeathPresident/CEOMartinsville Henry County Economic Development Corporation276-403-5940mheath@yesmartinsville.comLeon Towarnicki Interim City ManagerCity of Martinsville <br / http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/146 Tile Shop invests $4M in new facility in county http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/146 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 29 November 2012 12:00:00 EST By Martinsville Bulletin. A local business is investing $4 million to build a 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at its current location in the Iriswood Distr http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/145 The Tile Shop investing $4 million in new manufacturing facility http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/145 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 28 November 2012 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (November 28, 2012) -The Henry County Board of Supervisors and the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation join together with The Tile Shop to announce their new manufacturing facility. The Tile Shop http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/144 Guidance to be offered for small business cash management http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/144 Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EST Friday, 26 October 2012 12:00:00 EST &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cas http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/143 RTI production begins http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/143 Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EST Friday, 12 October 2012 12:00:00 EST By GINNY WRAY - Bulletin Staff Writer RTI International Metals Inc. is up and running in Henry County. On Thursday, the titanium plant in the Patriot Centre industrial park held its inaugural Airbus forging ceremony, producing its first certified comme http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/142 NCI Launches Academy Focused on Engineering and Technology http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/142 Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 23 August 2012 12:00:00 EST By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff WriterThirty-three local high school students are preparing for high-tech careers through a New College Institute (NCI) program launched last week. The Academy for Engineering and Technology aims to prepare stud http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/141 Commonwealth Laminating Expands Again http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/141 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 15 August 2012 12:00:00 EST &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Governor http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/140 Northwest Hardware Coming to Henry County http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/140 Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 28 June 2012 12:00:00 EST &nbsp;FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark HeathPresident/CEOMartinsville Henry County Economic Development Corporation276-403-5940mheath@yesmartinsville.comTim HallDeputy County AdministratorH http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/139 Airport welcomes new tenant as AirCare opens 3rd air medical base http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/139 Wed, 09 May 2012 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 09 May 2012 12:00:00 EST Wake Forest Baptist Health AirCare and Air Methods Corporation are pleased today to announce the addition of a third air medical helicopter under the call sign &quot;AirCare 3,&quot; which will be based at Blue Ridge Airport in Henry County. AirCare 3 http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/137 EDC Continues Marketing Co-op Grant Program http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/137 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EST Friday, 20 April 2012 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa FultzDirector of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial DivisionMartinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940lfultz@yesmartinsville.comEDC Continues Mark http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/138 Drake adds equipment, will hire 25 http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/138 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EST Friday, 20 April 2012 12:00:00 EST Drake Extrusion plans to hire more than two dozen employees due to expanding its production capacity for the third time in 18 months. The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC) and the Henry County Board of Supervisors made that ann http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/136 Drake Extrusion completes a Third Expansion within Eighteen Months http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/136 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 19 April 2012 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark HeathPresident/CEO Martinsville Henry County Economic Development Corporation 276-403-5940mheath@yesmartinsville.com Tim HallDeputy County Administrator276.634.4605thall@co.henry.va.us http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/126 Editorial: GSI jobs welcome http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/126 Sun, 11 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 11 March 2012 12:00:00 EST Martinsville Bulletin Editorial. Last week's announcement of the expansion of GSI Commerce in Henry County was more good news for the area.GSI, an ecommerce and interactive marketing company, will invest $1.5 million and create http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/135 Computer workshop to aid in development of business plans http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/135 Fri, 09 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST Friday, 09 March 2012 12:00:00 EST The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial Division is hosting a workshop that will provide assistance in writing or perfecting a business plan. The free hands-on workshop will be held in the http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/124 GSI Commerce to expand its Martinsville fulfillment operations http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/124 Mon, 05 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST Monday, 05 March 2012 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 5, 2012 Office of the GovernorContact: Jeff CaldwellPhone: (804) 225-4260E-mail: Jeff.Caldwell@Governor.Virginia.GovVirginia Economic Development PartnershipContact: Suzanne West<br http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/133 Small Business Investment Forum to Hold Business Plan Competition http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/133 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 29 February 2012 12:00:00 EST Local entrepreneurs have a chance to compete for funding, free space and mentoring through the Small Business Investment Forum business plan competition. Sponsors for this year's program include City of Martinsville, Martinsville-Henry County Chamber http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/125 Editorial: EDC gets high marks from LamTech http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/125 Sun, 26 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 26 February 2012 12:00:00 EST Martinsville Bulletin Editorial. The day before the Taxpayer Association of Martinsville and Henry County presented a plan to change strategies for economic development in the area, the president of a company moving here gave the local http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/123 Governor McDonnell Announces 30 New Jobs in Henry County http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/123 Mon, 20 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST Monday, 20 February 2012 12:00:00 EST RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Laminate Technologies (LamTech), a manufacturer of customized laminated panels and fabricated components, will invest in excess of $2 million to establish an operation in Henry County, creating a m http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/134 Workshop will offer guidance for financial stability for a small business http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/134 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST Friday, 03 February 2012 12:00:00 EST The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial Division is hosting a workshop that will provide guidance on how to manage cash flow. The free workshop is scheduled for February 16th from 12 to 1: http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/132 Workshop to Focus on Improving Communications Skills http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/132 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST Friday, 13 January 2012 12:00:00 EST The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial Division will be offering a workshop on Improving Communication Skills in the Workplace on January 26th from 12PM-1:30PM at the Virginia Museum of Na http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/131 Enterprise Zone Workshop Scheduled http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/131 Fri, 02 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST Friday, 02 December 2011 12:00:00 EST The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial Division is hosting a workshop to assist businesses with understanding the Enterprise Zone program and its benefits on Thursday, December 8th at the http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/122 Governor McDonnell Announces 40 New Jobs in Henry County http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/122 Tue, 22 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 22 November 2011 12:00:00 EST Commonwealth of VirginiaOffice of Governor Bob McDonnellFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 22, 2011 Office of the GovernorContact: Jeff Caldwe http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/130 Twenty-eight graduate from entrepreneurial certification program http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/130 Fri, 11 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST Friday, 11 November 2011 12:00:00 EST Twenty-eight aspiring entrepreneurs in Martinsville-Henry County have graduated from the fourth annual FastTrac&reg; NewVentureTM Program offered through Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Small, Minority &amp; Entr http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/129 Gov. McDonnell Recognizes Small Businesses in November http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/129 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 02 November 2011 12:00:00 EST In a press release from the office of Governor Bob McDonnell, November has been proclaimed as &quot;Job Creator Appreciation Month&quot;. The governor's office is partnering with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) to call attention http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/121 Workshop Scheduled on E-Commerce http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/121 Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EST Friday, 28 October 2011 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa FultzDirector of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial DivisionMartinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940lfultz@yesmartinsville.com&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&n http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/128 Small Business Investment Forum Awards Four Small Businesses http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/128 Fri, 14 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EST Friday, 14 October 2011 12:00:00 EST Four emerging small businesses were recently awarded help through the Small Business Investment Forum.Four emerging small businesses were awarded additional help through the Small Business Investment Forum (SBIF.) As winners of the Forum's comp http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/120 EDC Offers QuickBooks Classes http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/120 Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 11 October 2011 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Fultz Director of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial Division Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/127 Marketing Seminar Offered for Start-ups and Growing Businesses http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/127 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 06 October 2011 12:00:00 EST The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial Division will be offering a seminar on The Art of Marketing on October 19th from 12PM-1:30PM in the Frith Building of Patrick Henry Community College http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/119 Lyle to join the EDC as Director of Recruiting & Marketing http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/119 Thu, 22 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 22 September 2011 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Mark Heath President/CEO Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation 276-403-5940 mheath@yesmartinsville.com &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/118 Business Email Etiquette Workshop Planned http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/118 Fri, 02 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EST Friday, 02 September 2011 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Lisa FultzDirector of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial DivisionMartinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940lfultz@yesmartinsville.com&nbs http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/117 Tourism Professionals Extend Education with Annual Program on Georgia Campus http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/117 Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:00:00 EST TOURISM PROFESSIONALS EXTEND EDUCATION WITH ANNUAL PROGRAM ON GEORGIA CAMPUSJennifer Doss, Director of Tourism for the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation has completed the first portion of a three-year http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/116 Interactive Social Media Marketing Plan Workshop Scheduled http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/116 Fri, 05 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EST Friday, 05 August 2011 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa FultzDirector of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial DivisionMartinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940lfultz@yesmartinsville.comInteractive Social M http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/114 New Visitor Center Associate Hired http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/114 Tue, 02 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 02 August 2011 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark HeathPresident/CEOMartinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation Announces New Visitor Center Associate<p http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/113 Workshop on Brochures and Press Releases Planned http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/113 Fri, 10 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EST Friday, 10 June 2011 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa FultzDirector of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial DivisionMartinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940lfultz@yesmartinsville.com http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/115 EDC Launches Marketing Co-op Grant for Local Small Businesses http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/115 Tue, 24 May 2011 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 24 May 2011 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa FultzDirector of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial DivisionMartinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940lfultz@yesmartinsville.comE http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/112 Witt Appointed to EDC Board of Directors http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/112 Tue, 10 May 2011 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 10 May 2011 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark HeathPresident/CEOMartinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940mheath@yesmartinsville.comWitt Appointed to Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/111 Federal Procurement Conference Scheduled for May 5th http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/111 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EST Friday, 22 April 2011 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Lisa Fultz Director of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial DivisionMartinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940lfultz@yesmartinsville.com<st http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/109 Governor McDonnell Announces 40 New Jobs in Henry County http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/109 Thu, 21 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 21 April 2011 12:00:00 EST Commonwealth of VirginiaOffice of Governor Bob McDonnellFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 21, 2011Office of the GovernorContact: Jeff CaldwellPhone: (804) 225-4260E-mail: Jeff.Caldwell@Gover http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/106 ICF to bring 539 jobs http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/106 Tue, 12 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 12 April 2011 12:00:00 EST By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer. Job fairs will be held Friday and Saturday in the Career Hub at Liberty Fair Mall to fill the first 100 of 539 new jobs announced Monday. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced that ICF International, a Fairfax-based firm, http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/107 McDonnell: 'Best news in seven years' http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/107 Tue, 12 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 12 April 2011 12:00:00 EST By BULLETIN STAFF REPORTS - Bulletin Staff Writer. Gov. Bob McDonnell called Monday's announcement of the expansion of ICF International and its creation of 539 jobs in Henry County &quot;the best news in seven years.&quot; &quot;It is so great to be h http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/105 Governor McDonnell announced more than 500 new jobs in Henry County. http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/105 Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EST Monday, 11 April 2011 12:00:00 EST Commonwealth of VirginiaOffice of Governor Bob McDonnellFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 11, 2011Office of the GovernorContact: Jeff CaldwellPhone: (804) 225-4260E-mail: Jeff.Caldwell@Governor.Virginia http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/104 Region's localities form alliance for marketing http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/104 Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 17 March 2011 12:00:00 EST By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer.&nbsp; Economic developers must think regionally in efforts to lure new businesses and industries, according to state and local officials. Many workers are willing to cross city and county lines to get to their http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/103 Interactive Marketing Plan Workshop Set for March 24 http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/103 Fri, 11 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EST Friday, 11 March 2011 12:00:00 EST Contact: Lisa FultzDirector of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial DivisionMartinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940lfultz@yesmartinsville.com &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/101 Business Matchmaking Workshop on February 23 http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/101 Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST Friday, 11 February 2011 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Lisa FultzDirector of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial DivisionMartinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940lfultz@yesmartinsville.com&nbsp;&nbsp;&n http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/102 Business Competition for Small Businesses http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/102 Fri, 04 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST Friday, 04 February 2011 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa FultzDirector of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial Division Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940lfultz@yesmartinsville.com&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;& http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/99 Blevins Appointed to EDC Board of Directors http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/99 Tue, 01 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 01 February 2011 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Mark HeathPresident/CEOMartinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940mheath@yesmartinsville.com&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Blevins Appointed to MHC Economic Develo http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/100 Workshop Scheduled for Business Networking and Marketing http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/100 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST Friday, 07 January 2011 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa FultzDirector of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial DivisionMartinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940lfultz@yesmartinsville.comWORKSHOP SCHEDULED F http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/95 Governor McDonnell Announces 67 New Jobs in Martinsville http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/95 Tue, 30 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 30 November 2010 12:00:00 EST Commonwealth of VirginiaOffice of Governor Bob McDonnell November 30, 2010Office of the GovernorContact: Stacey JohnsonPhone: (804) 225-4260E-mail: Stacey.Johnson@Governor.Virginia.GovVirginia Economic Develo http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/97 Enterprise Zone Workshop Scheduled http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/97 Fri, 26 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST Friday, 26 November 2010 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Lisa FultzDirector of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial DivisionMartinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940lfultz@yesmartinsville.com&nbsp;&nbsp;&n http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/98 Marketing with E-Commerce Workshop Scheduled http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/98 Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST Friday, 12 November 2010 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa WilsonDirector of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial DivisionMartinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940lwilson@yesmartinsville.com&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/92 Health Care Reform Workshop for Small Businesses http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/92 Fri, 05 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST Friday, 05 November 2010 12:00:00 EST &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; HEALTH CARE REFORM WORKSHOP FOR SMALL BUSINESSES&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ~Event to explain how health care http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/94 Entrepreneurial Certification Program Produces Largest Graduate Class http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/94 Fri, 05 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST Friday, 05 November 2010 12:00:00 EST ENTREPRENEURIAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM PRODUCES LARGEST GRADUATE CLASSMartinsville, VA (November 5, 2010)&nbsp; Thirty aspiring entrepreneurs in Martinsville-Henry County have grad http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/96 Gov. McDonnell Announces $5 Million in Grant Awards to Facilitate Job Creation in Rural Virginia http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/96 Fri, 05 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST Friday, 05 November 2010 12:00:00 EST November 5, 2010Office of the GovernorContact: Stacey JohnsonPhone: (804) 225-4260E-mail: stacey.johnson@governor.virginia.govVirginia Economic Development Partn http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/91 The future of Commonwealth Crossing http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/91 Mon, 11 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EST Monday, 11 October 2010 12:00:00 EST By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer. Today, the undeveloped Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre property looks more like a forest than the area's future. But area officials see potential, and they can share that with prospects through conceptual d http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/89 SleepSafe moving to county http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/89 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EST Monday, 27 September 2010 12:00:00 EST By FRANKLIN NEWS-POST REPORTS - SleepSafe Beds is moving to Henry County from Franklin County. The company's owners have signed a lease through December on a 110,000-square-foot vacant building off U.S. 220 north of Martinsville and will complete purch http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/90 SleepSafe Beds LLC is Moving to Henry County http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/90 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EST Monday, 27 September 2010 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark HeathPresident/CEOMartinsville Henry County Economic Development Corporation276-403-5940mheath@yesmartinsville.comTim HallDeputy County AdministratorHenry County276.63 http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/88 Drake expands with machinery, workers http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/88 Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 22 September 2010 12:00:00 EST By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer. A local industry has expanded for the second time in nine months. Drake Extrusion, in the Martinsville Industrial Park, recently invested $1.25 million in new machinery, which resulted in the hiring of eight ne http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/87 Second Drake Expansion within a Year http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/87 Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 21 September 2010 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Mark HeathPresident/CEOMartinsville Henry County Economic Development Corporation276-403-5940mheath@yesmartinsville.comJohn Parkinson<br http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/86 Tile Shop to bring 25 jobs http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/86 Wed, 15 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 15 September 2010 12:00:00 EST By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer. The Tile Shop will make more than $2 million in capital investments and hire 25 employees at its new distribution center in the former Evans Warehouse in Axton. Employees may be hired by the end of the year, but http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/85 Governor McDonnell Announces 25 New Jobs for Henry County http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/85 Tue, 14 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 14 September 2010 12:00:00 EST Commonwealth of VirginiaOffice of Governor Bob McDonnell FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 14, 2010Office of the GovernorContact: Stacey JohnsonPhone: (804) 225-4260Virginia Economic Development Partnershi http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/84 RTI puts local investment at $120 million http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/84 Tue, 31 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 31 August 2010 12:00:00 EST By GINNY WRAY - Bulletin Staff Writer. RTI International Metals now projects its new Henry County plants will be a $120 million investment - the largest in the company's history - when they go into full production in 2012, its vice chair, president and CE http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/83 A star is born? http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/83 Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:00:00 EST By Bulletin Writers. &quot;Lights ... camera ... action!&quot; may be heard around the Henry County-Martinsville area now that the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp.'s Tourism &amp; Film Division has become a certified film office. Th http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/82 Kimball to open in county http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/82 Wed, 28 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 28 July 2010 12:00:00 EST By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer. An Indiana-based company will make a $1 million capital investment and bring 67 upholstery jobs back to Henry County. &quot;It feels good to bring some&quot; furniture manufacturing jobs back to the area, said St http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/81 Kimball Hospitality, Inc. to open furniture manufacturing plant http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/81 Tue, 27 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:00:00 EST &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Commonwealth of Virginia http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/80 New initiative highlights area's tourism potential http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/80 Sun, 04 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 04 July 2010 12:00:00 EST A new tourism initiative is educating local residents about the area's attractions in order to draw out-of-town visitors. &quot;Whether going 100 miles per hour on the track or floating lazily down the Smith River,&quot; there is a local attraction to http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/79 Internet Marketing Workshop Scheduled for July 13th on Mobile Unit http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/79 Fri, 02 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EST Friday, 02 July 2010 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Lisa WilsonDirector of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial DivisionMartinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940lwilson@yesmartinsville.com<stron http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/78 Governor McDonnell Announces Monogram Food Solutions Expansion in Henry County http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/78 Fri, 25 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EST Friday, 25 June 2010 12:00:00 EST Commonwealth of VirginiaOffice of Governor Bob McDonnell FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 25, 2010Office of the GovernorContact: Stacey JohnsonPhone: (804) 225-4260E-mail: Stacey.Johnson@Governor.Virginia.Gov</ http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/77 Exporting Seminar to be Offered http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/77 Fri, 11 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EST Friday, 11 June 2010 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leigh CockramVice PresidentMartinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation276.403.5940lcockram@yesmartinsville.com&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/108 SBA and EDC sign Strategic Alliance Memorandum http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/108 Tue, 25 May 2010 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 25 May 2010 12:00:00 EST Release Date: May 25, 2010 Contact: Peggy FaJohn (804) 771-2400Email: margaret.fajohn@sba.govFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESBA and Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporationsign Strategic http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/74 Bike tour drawing visitors http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/74 Mon, 10 May 2010 12:00:00 EST Monday, 10 May 2010 12:00:00 EST By ELIZA WINSTON - Bulletin Staff Writer Motorcyclists from throughout the state have been roaring into Martinsville for about a month, and a local tourism official is rolling out the welcome mat.Martinsville is participating in a program called http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/73 Martinsville-Henry County Touts Economic Impact of Visitors During National Tourism Week http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/73 Fri, 07 May 2010 12:00:00 EST Friday, 07 May 2010 12:00:00 EST For Immediate Release: May 7, 2010Local Contact Info: Jennifer Doss, 276-403-5949, jdoss@YesMartinsville.comVTC Media Contact:&nbsp; Tamra Talmadge-Anderson, 804-545-5573, <a href="mailto:tta http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/75 FastTrac Listening to Your Business Now Offered http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/75 Fri, 07 May 2010 12:00:00 EST Friday, 07 May 2010 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Wilson&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Director of Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial Division&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;& http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/72 250 jobs coming to city http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/72 Thu, 29 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 29 April 2010 12:00:00 EST By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer. Faneuil Inc. will hire at least 250 employees during the next three years for a call center it will open in August at The Clock Tower at Commonwealth Centre in Martinsville, state and local officials announced Wed http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/71 Governor McDonnell Announces 250 New Jobs in Martinsville http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/71 Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 28 April 2010 12:00:00 EST Commonwealth of VirginiaOffice of Governor Bob McDonnell FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 28, 2010Office of the GovernorContact: Stacey JohnsonPhone: (804) 225-4260E-mail: Sta http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/70 Monogram plant praised as McDonnell presents $2 million to company http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/70 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 27 April 2010 12:00:00 EST By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer Nobody makes beef jerky like people in Henry County and Martinsville, according to Monogram Snacks Chairman and CEO Karl Schledwitz.The skill and work ethic of its employees are what has made the company' http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/69 Program helps turn dreams into reality http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/69 Mon, 29 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST Monday, 29 March 2010 12:00:00 EST From VirginiaBusiness.comTo the Editor,The FastTrac class is designed to help participants create a business plan and to test the feasibility of that business before it is launched [&quot;Hope despite hard time,&quot; February issue]. I w http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/62 Area's new tourism director finds there's plenty to do here http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/62 Sun, 28 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 28 March 2010 12:00:00 EST By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer. Jennifer Doss thinks Henry County and Martinsville have enough attractions to entice tourists to come here and stay a week or longer. Those attractions include historical sites, recreation opportunities, arts a http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/61 Effective Marketing Workshop Scheduled for April 13 http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/61 Fri, 26 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST Friday, 26 March 2010 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (March 26) - The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial Division is hosting an Effective Marketing Workshop to help participants write a marketing plan for maximum results. Th http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/67 Despot brings the world of art to city of Martinsville http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/67 Fri, 26 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST Friday, 26 March 2010 12:00:00 EST By Rick Houston, Special to NASCAR.COM. You may not be the next Picasso, Rembrandt, Van Gogh or Sam Bass. You may not even be able to draw a stick figure, but that's OK. Karen Despot has your back. Owner of the de Spot Art Gallery in Martinsville, Va., http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/65 Peters gives back to race fans http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/65 Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 24 March 2010 12:00:00 EST By CHASE YOUNG - Bulletin Sports Writer. The long road into NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series offered Timothy Peters, the man behind the wheel of Red Horse Racing's No. 17 Toyota, a unique opportunity on Tuesday: A chance to give something back to the f http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/64 Showcase Dubbed Big Success http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/64 Sun, 21 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 21 March 2010 12:00:00 EST By JOHNNY BUCK - Bulletin Sports Editor. A brand new complex, a beautiful spring day and some live college soccer - it turned out to be a recipe for success. The Smith River College Showcase featured six men's college soccer teams on Saturday at the Sm http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/66 Multi-million dollar investment unveiled at CPFilms http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/66 Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 17 March 2010 12:00:00 EST By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer. CPFilms Inc., which makes everything from cake plates to parts for Kindles, on Tuesday commissioned a new machine that it expects will translate into more business. The company, a subsidiary of Solutia Inc., unve http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/68 All Welcome at Smith River Sports Complex http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/68 Sun, 14 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 14 March 2010 12:00:00 EST By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer. Jimmy McGarry issued a standing invitation to everyone considering a visit to the Smith River Sports Complex. &quot;Come. Just come here,&quot; he said during a recent visit there. &quot;Everyone who has come her http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/60 Business Plan in 60 Minutes Scheduled for the Area http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/60 Fri, 12 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST Friday, 12 March 2010 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (March 12, 2010) - The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial Division is hosting a workshop that will provide assistance on how to write or perfect business plans. The free work http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/9 'Extreme Makeover' puts Nationwide in spotlight http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/9 Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 11 February 2010 12:00:00 EST Feb 11, 2010By HOLLY KOZELSKY - Bulletin Staff Writer. How does a company build an entire house for free in nine days, with six weeks notice? The answer will be revealed in May or June on the season finale of the television show Extre http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/13 Cash Flow Workshop Scheduled for the Area http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/13 Sat, 06 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST Saturday, 06 February 2010 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (February 6, 2010) &ndash; The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation&rsquo;s Small, Minority &amp; Entrepreneurial Division is hosting a workshop that will provide guidance on how to manage cash fl http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/63 Paula M. Burnette: Session was impressive http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/63 Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST Friday, 29 January 2010 12:00:00 EST Bulletin Letter to Editor. On Jan. 20, there had been an ad in the paper for a workshop on Jan. 22 sponsored by the Small, Minority, and Entrepreneurial Division of the Economic Development Corp. (EDC). Lisa Wilson, the director, was the host. I think I s http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/14 Drake Expands in Martinsville-Henry County http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/14 Thu, 07 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 07 January 2010 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (January 7, 2010) &ndash; The Henry County Board of Supervisors and the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation are pleased to announce that Drake Extrusion is expanding their product line in Martins http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/59 Tourism director is named http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/59 Tue, 22 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 22 December 2009 12:00:00 EST By AMANDA BUCK - Bulletin Staff Writer. The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC) has named Jennifer Doss its next director of tourism. Doss, 27, has been Rivers and Trails project manager for the Dan River Basin Association http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/15 Announcement of New Director of Tourism and Visitor Center Associate http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/15 Mon, 21 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST Monday, 21 December 2009 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (December 21, 2009) &ndash; The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce the hiring of Jennifer Doss as Director of Tourism, as well as the hiring of Melissa Craig as the new Vi http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/16 FastTrac® NewVenture™ Program Graduates Second Class http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/16 Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 17 November 2009 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Fultz Director of Small and Minority Business Development Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation 276.403.5940 lfultz@yesmartinsville.com PROGR http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/17 Annual Enterprise Zone Workshop Scheduled for the Area http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/17 Fri, 30 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EST Friday, 30 October 2009 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (October 30, 2009) &ndash; The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation&rsquo;s Small and Minority Business Development Division is hosting its annual state and local enterprise zone workshop on Novem http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/10 Growth in jobs charted http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/10 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 14 October 2009 12:00:00 EST By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer. New and expanding businesses in Henry County and Martinsville during the past five years have created almost 2,400 jobs and invested nearly $204 million in their facilities, the Martinsville City Council learne http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/11 Stanley adds crib lines here http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/11 Wed, 30 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 30 September 2009 12:00:00 EST By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer. The first cribs in the Stanley Furniture Co. Young America line to be made in Stanleytown were produced this week. &ldquo;This is phase one of the production,&rdquo; Steve Bullock, executive vice pres http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/35 Sports complex kickoff slated http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/35 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EST Monday, 21 September 2009 12:00:00 EST By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer. Sunday&rsquo;s official grand opening of the $8.7 million Smith River Sports Complex is the end of its building phase and the beginning of its role as an economic development engine. The free event wi http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/30 Big chair is at home http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/30 Sun, 20 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 20 September 2009 12:00:00 EST By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer. A big chair that traveled all around the country now is at home in uptown Martinsville, where it symbolizes the area&rsquo;s past, present and future. Bassett Furniture Industries President and CEO Ro http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/31 Chair to be dedicated at 4 today in uptown http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/31 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EST Friday, 18 September 2009 12:00:00 EST By BULLETIN Staff. A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. today to celebrate the big chair&rsquo;s move to uptown Martinsville. The chair will leave Bassett at 8:30 this morning, transported by Bassett Furniture, ac http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/1 Big Chair's move uptown Friday part of larger effort http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/1 Tue, 15 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 15 September 2009 12:00:00 EST By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer. A big chair soon to be located in uptown Martinsville will be the centerpiece of a grander plan aimed at redevelopment and showcasing the area's unique assets.The chair, built of layers of solid ash and pr http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/32 Stanley adds production here http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/32 Mon, 14 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EST Monday, 14 September 2009 12:00:00 EST By GINNY WRAY - Bulletin Staff Writer. Stanley Furniture Co. announced today that it will make all its Young America products in this country, and it is adding 99 employees in Stanleytown to accomplish that. Stanley has added 39 full-time e http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/33 Shell building dedicated http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/33 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 01 September 2009 12:00:00 EST By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer. The new shell building in the Patriot Centre at Beaver Creek industrial park shows Henry County and Martinsville take economic development seriously, according to county Board of Supervisors Chairman Debra Buch http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/18 Deep Roots Music to be Presented at Historic Spencer-Penn Centre http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/18 Tue, 25 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 25 August 2009 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (August 25, 2009) - The Martinsville Henry County Economic Development Office of Tourism in collaboration with The Spencer-Penn Centre is bringing an outstanding bluegrass and old time music program to the region on Au http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/19 EDC Launches Redesigned Tourism Website http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/19 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EST Monday, 24 August 2009 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (August 24, 2009) &ndash; The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation (M-HCEDC) has completed a redesign of its tourism website www.VisitMartinsville.com. The website, launched last week, http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/34 Visitors praise sports complex http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/34 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EST Monday, 24 August 2009 12:00:00 EST By GINNY WRAY - Bulletin Staff Writer. Among area residents&rsquo; reactions to the Smith River Sports Complex at Sunday&rsquo;s grand opening were: Henry County Supervisor Paula Burnette: &ldquo;The real birthing (of the complex) is having http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/20 Program to help entrepreneurs succeed http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/20 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EST Friday, 21 August 2009 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Fultz Director, Small and Minority Business Division Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation 276.403.5940 lfultz@yesmartinsville.com PR http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/36 120 jobs being created http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/36 Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EST Friday, 14 August 2009 12:00:00 EST By AMANDA BUCK - Bulletin Staff Writer. A local meat snacks plant will double production and add 120 jobs as it becomes part of a Tennessee company called Monogram Food Solutions, officials announced Thursday. Monogram, based in Memphis, ma http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/37 State, local incentives may reach $963,000 http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/37 Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EST Friday, 14 August 2009 12:00:00 EST By BULLETIN STAFF. Monogram Food Solutions could receive up to $963,148 in incentives for coming to Henry County, said Mark Heath, president and CEO of the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC). Monogram announced Thurs http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/21 Monogram Food Solutions Purchase of Martinsville's American Foods Group http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/21 Thu, 13 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 13 August 2009 12:00:00 EST &nbsp; COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA Office of the Governor Timothy M. Kaine, Governor FOR IMMEDIATE R http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/22 Robinson Resigns from Tourism Position http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/22 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 12 August 2009 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (August 12, 2009) &ndash; The Martinsville Henry County Economic Development Corporation has announced the resignation of Deborah Robinson, Director of Tourism. Robinson&rsquo;s resignation will be effective September http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/38 Chair workshops will begin Aug. 15 at Artisan Center http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/38 Thu, 30 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 30 July 2009 12:00:00 EST By BULLETIN STAFF. People of all ages can bring home their own piece of Martinsville-Henry County&rsquo;s furniture heritage at &ldquo;Build-A-Chair&rdquo; workshops planned for August and September. The first workshop will be 9 a.m. to 3 p http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/39 Cooking up dreams at the Spencer-Penn Centre http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/39 Sun, 26 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 26 July 2009 12:00:00 EST By HOLLY KOZELSKY - Bulletin Accent Editor. One could expect to be fed well at a day-long seminar for people interested in starting a food-based business. Wednesday at Spencer-Penn Centre, the tables in back were laden with muffins, bagels, http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/40 Second press section delivered to RTI http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/40 Sun, 19 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 19 July 2009 12:00:00 EST By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer. Two sections of a massive forging press now are on site at the RTI International Metals site in Henry County, with the third and final section scheduled to arrive later this week. When the second sect http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/41 Load arrives at RTI site http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/41 Fri, 17 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EST Friday, 17 July 2009 12:00:00 EST By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer. RTI International&rsquo;s forging press is arriving in Henry County in sections, attracting onlookers who want to see the massive equipment and the hauler that is delivering it. The equipment was impo http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/42 RTI press set to hit the road http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/42 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 12 July 2009 12:00:00 EST By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer. A massive piece of equipment bound for RTI International Metals in Henry County solidifies the company&rsquo;s commitment to the local operation, but it may create traffic delays en route. &ldquo;This http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/23 Increasing Sales Seminar Scheduled for July 23, 2009 http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/23 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EST Friday, 10 July 2009 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (July 10, 2009) &ndash; The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation&rsquo;s Office of Small and Minority Business Development is hosting an Increasing Sales Seminar on Thursday, July 23, 2009, beginn http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/43 Teenage fiddle player plans 'something different' for show http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/43 Tue, 23 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 23 June 2009 12:00:00 EST By KIM BARTO - Bulletin Staff Writer. After years of wowing crowds and winning contests with her bluegrass fiddle skills, Montana Young is ready to mix things up. Playing traditional bluegrass put the Patrick County musician on the map befo http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/44 Industrial park plans unveiled http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/44 Fri, 29 May 2009 12:00:00 EST Friday, 29 May 2009 12:00:00 EST By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer. Two new business parks planned in Henry County should be able to meet the site needs of 90 percent of prospective industries, a local economic developer said Thursday when master plans for the parks were releas http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/24 Deep Roots Music Event http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/24 Fri, 15 May 2009 12:00:00 EST Friday, 15 May 2009 12:00:00 EST EDC Press Release. The Martinsville Henry County Economic Development Corporation&rsquo;s Department of Tourism is partnering with The Martinsville Lions Club to bring Deep Roots music to Martinsville High School on Saturday, June 27, 2009. <br / http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/45 Annual business awards given http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/45 Wed, 13 May 2009 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 13 May 2009 12:00:00 EST By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer. Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell credited others for his success upon receiving the Business Person of the Year award from the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/46 Furniture jobs moving here http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/46 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 29 April 2009 12:00:00 EST By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer. More than 100 jobs are coming to Henry County and Martinsville as a local furniture manufacturer consolidates with its sister company. County and Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/25 American of Martinsville to Consolidate with Barcalounger Home http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/25 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 28 April 2009 12:00:00 EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Heath President/CEO Martinsville Henry County Economic Development Corporation 276-403-5940 mheath@yesmartinsville.com Tim Hall Deputy County Administrator Henry County http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/26 Blue Ridge PBS brings back “On the Road� with new look, stories http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/26 Thu, 23 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 23 April 2009 12:00:00 EST For Immediate Release April 23, 2009 Contact: Stephen Grieco, Foundation and Marketing Director sgrieco@blueridgepbs.org 540.344.0991 ext 1781 888.332.7788 Blue Ridge PBS brings back &ldquo;On the R http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/47 Federal Procurement Conference Scheduled for April 22nd http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/47 Fri, 17 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EST Friday, 17 April 2009 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (April 17, 2009) &ndash; The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation&rsquo;s Office of Small and Minority Business Development is hosting its third Annual Federal Procurement Conference on Wednesday, http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/27 Hopkins Lumber Expands to Martinsville-Henry County http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/27 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 15 April 2009 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (April 15, 2009) &ndash; The Henry County Board of Supervisors and the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation, are pleased to announce that Hopkins Lumber Contractors, Inc. will expand into Martinsv http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/48 A Longtime Racing Town Shifts Its Focus http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/48 Tue, 31 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 31 March 2009 12:00:00 EST By KATIE THOMAS - NY Times &mdash; After he won at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, Jimmie Johnson, the three-time defending Nascar champion, received a trophy symbolizing both the heritage and the heartache of Martinsville: a grandfather clock. http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/49 Speedway revs up Martinsville's dollars http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/49 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 25 March 2009 12:00:00 EST By DUSTIN LONG &amp; MICHAEL SLUSS - Roanoke Times. Get through the numbers, formulas and prose and you get the point of the report: Racing is good. Good for cities, states, jobs and tourism. That's the message the parent company of three N http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/50 Speedway impact: $170 million http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/50 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 25 March 2009 12:00:00 EST By JOHNNY BUCK - Bulletin Staff Writer. An economic study has shown that the Martinsville Speedway is helping to drive the area&rsquo;s economy to the tune of more than $170 million each year. Conducted by the Washington Economics Group (WE http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/51 RTI: Building on track http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/51 Sun, 22 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 22 March 2009 12:00:00 EST By GINNY WRAY - Bulletin Staff Writer. RTI International Metals has a message for Henry County and Martinsville: The company still is coming. That was the message of Richard Vandegrift, vice president-capital projects for RTI. He spoke Frid http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/52 Big chair attraction planned http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/52 Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST Friday, 20 March 2009 12:00:00 EST By Bulletin STAFF. Economic development leaders are hoping a big chair will draw big crowds to uptown Martinsville. The head of the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC) unveiled plans Thursday to turn part of the Broad http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/53 'Furniture cluster' plans detailed http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/53 Mon, 23 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST Monday, 23 February 2009 12:00:00 EST By KIM BARTO - Bulletin Staff Writer. The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC) has announced new developments in plans for a &ldquo;furniture cluster&rdquo; uptown. &ldquo;We are very proud to announce that the old Glo http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/54 Sewing returns to uptown in effort to revive industry http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/54 Sun, 22 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 22 February 2009 12:00:00 EST By GINNY WRAY- Bulletin Staff Writer. Listen closely and you can hear the sounds of sewing machines back in uptown Martinsville. Some people have stopped at the storefront at 25 Fayette St., drawn by the once-familiar sights and sounds of a http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/28 Communicating With Your Customers Workshop Scheduled for February 26 http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/28 Fri, 20 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST Friday, 20 February 2009 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (February 20, 2009) &ndash; The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation&rsquo;s Office of Small and Minority Business Development is hosting its next Small Business Focus Group Meeting on Thursday, F http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/55 RTI's Patriot Centre plant on schedule http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/55 Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 19 February 2009 12:00:00 EST By GINNY WRAY - Bulletin Staff Writer. RTI International Metals&rsquo; plant in the Patriot Centre industrial park remains on schedule to be operating in the second half of 2010 or early part of 2011, a company official said recently. Dawne http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/56 Quarterly Procurement Idea Exchange Scheduled for January 22nd http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/56 Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 15 January 2009 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (January 15, 2009) &ndash; The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation&rsquo;s Office of Small and Minority Business Development is hosting a Quarterly Procurement Idea Exchange on Thursday, January http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/29 Cash Flow Workshop Scheduled for the Area http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/29 Fri, 09 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST Friday, 09 January 2009 12:00:00 EST Martinsville, VA (January 9, 2009) &ndash; The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation&rsquo;s Office of Small and Minority Business is hosting a workshop that will provide attendees hands-on exercises to assist them http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/7 Koger Works Here http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/7 Tue, 01 May 2007 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 01 May 2007 12:00:00 EST For more than 50 years, Koger Air has called Martinsville-Henry County home.&nbsp; A manufacturer of industrial material and handling equipment, the company originally designed dust collection systems for the local furniture industry.&nbsp; Today, the http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/8 Accretive Commerce Works Here http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/8 Thu, 01 Mar 2007 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 01 March 2007 12:00:00 EST Accretive Commerce calls Martinsville-Henry County home.&nbsp; In fact, the company has a distribution center and customer care center here.&nbsp; Accretive Commerce provides highly integrated customer care and fulfillment services for some of the larg http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/12 Polymer and Plastics Processing Campaign http://www.yesmartinsville.com/news/details/ID/12 Wed, 07 Feb 2007 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 07 February 2007 12:00:00 EST We know plastics. Martinsville-Henry County is home to the world&rsquo;s largest manufacturer of window film and a world leader of Expanded Polystyrene Foam products. And the Advanced and Applied Polymer Processing Institute, a national research and en