Judge dismisses Trigiani lawsuit against New Peoples Bank
Russell County-based bank wins summary judgment
A federal judge issued a summary judgment last week, dismissing all claims in former executive Mary Y. Trigiani’s lawsuit against Russell County-based New Peoples Bank for discrimination and wrongful termination.
Rising in the Southwest
Region gains political power, attention
Through decades of owning her own beauty salon and later a gift shop in downtown Abingdon, Cathy Lowe developed an interest in economic development. In 2006, she decided to run
Finding new solutions
Region’s leaders look beyond coal
Movers and shakers in Southwest Virginia wanted to try a new approach to economic development. The stakes were (and are) high. Naturally, the decline of the coal industry had a
Appalachian Council for Innovation taps exec director
John Bebber was on U.S. Rep. Griffith's staff
John Bebber has been hired as executive director of the Appalachian Council for Innovation, its board announced earlier in January. He was previously district director for U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith,
Italian vehicle wash manufacturer to open U.S. HQ in Russell County
Ceccato will invest $1.75M in Lebanon facility
An Italian manufacturer will open a $1.75 million U.S. headquarters in Russell County, creating 50 jobs over the next three to five years, the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority announced
Aquaculture proves big catch for region
A Russell County native and a Singapore-based asset management firm are about to turn a corner of Virginia’s coalfields into an aquaculture center. Jake Musick’s Riverbound Trout Farms is building
Former executive sues New Peoples Bank for discrimination
Ex-VP Mary Trigiani characterizes bank's culture as evangelical Christian 'cult'
Mary Trigiani, a marketing consultant and native of Big Stone Gap, has sued Russell County-based New Peoples Bank for discrimination and wrongful termination. She was employed as senior vice president
Wood products manufacturer will create 73 jobs in Russell County
Rambler Wood Products to renovate former Bush Furniture Industries plant
Rambler Wood Products is investing $7.6 million to establish a wood products manufacturing facility in Saint Paul, creating 73 jobs in the Russell County area, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday.