Invention and Play with PEV Labs

Invention and Play with PEV Labs

The first pressing question upon arriving at PEV Labs in Waynesboro is obvious:  Would you like to ride the Dork Pod? An inviting yet slightly terrifying brainchild of Brian Williford, the Dork Pod boasts a zero degree turning radius and one-thumb navigation controls. But it is only one of many…

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Back to the Basics: brewing beer and sharing history with Basic City Beer Co.

Back to the Basics: brewing beer and sharing history with Basic City Beer Co.

Boom Town to Brewery Basic City once sat at the crossroads of two railroads and the coming industrial boom. Founded in 1890, the town experienced a three-year rally of manufacturing investments in the “basic” process of turning pig iron into steal. For its moment, prior to a national depression beginning…

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Unambiguous Joy: Minh Martin talks craft and vocation in Waynesboro

Unambiguous Joy:  Minh Martin talks craft and vocation in Waynesboro

Huge north windows frame the glass-blowing furnace behind Minh Martin. It’s an overcast and rainy day, but he’s in shorts and a t-shirt as the cold air blows in from the open warehouse door. He’s intent on his work, and smiling. “Honestly, I can’t image a better life,” he says.…

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From Start-Up to Success: New Businesses Show Lasting Impact

From Start-Up to Success: New Businesses Show Lasting Impact

While 2017 Grow Waynesboro Entrepreneurs are working on new and expanding business plans, it is always satisfying to reflect on the amazing growth of our 2016 start-up businesses. They are already reporting new jobs, significant buildouts, and a growing impact on the local economy. We are pround to release updates…

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First round of small business training opportunities announced — Sign up now!

First round of small business training opportunities announced — Sign up now!

Grow Waynesboro is pleased to announce that we are partnering with the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center to provide free business training to enrollees in the SBDC’s ten-week GrowthWheel® Workshop Series. GrowthWheel® is a visual toolbox for decision-making and action-planning for start-up and growing companies. SBDC will be offering…

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Start the Presses: Grow Waynesboro Announces 2016 Business Competition

MEDIA RELEASE City of Waynesboro Virginia Office of Economic Development and Tourism Grow Waynesboro Announces 2016 Business Competition $20,000 in Grants for Waynesboro Entrepreneurs WAYNESBORO, VA – The City of Waynesboro Economic Development Department is announcing a new flagship program designed to support small business development, called Grow Waynesboro. Focused this…

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