After closing its popular Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums and the Colonial Downs Racetrack in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Colonial Downs Group announced Wednesday that it will pay all company employees through April and will also transition its Rosie’s Kitchens to providing 20,000 free “grab and go” meals for first responders, medical personnel and other essential
A Botetourt County woman in her 80s is in serious condition at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
A Botetourt County woman in her 80s who is in serious condition at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Southwest Virginia, Carilion Clinic and Botetourt County officials confirmed Thursday. The woman was admitted to the hospital on March 16, exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, according to Dr. Paul Skolnik, Carilion’s chair
Stephen Fritz has been with the company since 2015.
Blacksburg-based real estate company HHHunt Corp. promoted Stephen Fritz to chief operating officer, the company announced Tuesday. Fritz was most recently senior vice president of HHHunt and president of HHHunt Homes. As COO, he will serve on the company’s executive committee. He will be based in the Richmond and Raleigh offices and will oversee the
The 112,340-square-foot retail center has Food Lion and Peebles among its tenants.
A 112,340-square-foot retail center in Pulaski was sold for $5.25 million, Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer’s Capital Markets Group announced Monday. The shopping center located at 1200 E. Main St. in Pulaski was 91% leased at the time of the sale. Tenants of Pulaski Plaza include Food Lion, Peebles, Badcock Furniture, Gordmans, Aaron’s and Family
Volvo Group’s New River Valley employment ebbs and flows
Last June, Volvo Group announced plans to invest nearly $400 million, add 350,000 square feet to its Dublin complex in Pulaski County — already the largest Volvo truck plant in the world — and hire 777 new workers over the next six years. Five months after that announcement, though, Volvo said it would lay off
Carilion, manufacturing industries step up operations
Roanoke County’s main street — Electric Road (state Route 419) — is getting a big boost from the region’s largest employer. Carilion Clinic announced in September it had leased 150,000 square feet at Tanglewood Mall to accommodate Carilion’s growing children’s outpatient practices. Carilion, the Roanoke nonprofit that operates nine hospitals and more than 200 practice
The airport serves approximately 719,000 passengers per year.
The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport’s (ROA) January grew 7.1% on a year-over-year basis, with 53,016 passengers flying in January 2020, the airport announced Friday. ROA has sustained passenger growth since September 2016. In January 2019 to January 2020 there were 3,552 more passengers — 114 more passengers per day. “Passenger demand is a critical factor when
Tenants include Dollar Tree, Tractor Supply
A shopping center in Bedford has sold for $8.4 million, Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer’s Capital Markets Group announced Monday. Bedford Plaza is a 112,649-square-foot retail center that has tenants including Dollar Tree, Goodwill, Tractor Supply, Virginia ABC, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, among restaurants and other service retailers. The property was 79% leased
SmithGroup has designed two buildings on Tech’s Blacksburg campus.
Virginia Tech has selected Detroit-based architecture and planning firm SmithGroup to design the first academic building for its Innovation Campus in Alexandria, the university announced Friday. SmithGroup responded to a public request for proposals (RFP) issued last summer by Tech after its June announcement that it would build its Innovation Campus in Alexandria. The RFP
Salem-based Carter Machinery employs 1,350 people.
Salem-based Carter Machinery Co. Inc., an independent dealer of Caterpillar Inc. equipment, entered into an agreement to acquire Baltimore-based Alban Tractor Co. Inc. effective Feb. 4, the company announced Wednesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Carter Machinery will become the Caterpillar dealer in a territory that will now include Northern Virginia, Washington,