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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Old Dominion Hemp: a product with a past, a vision for the future

Old Dominion Hemp: a product with a past, a vision for the future

It All Began Here Standing in front of hundreds of bales of hemp, housed in a Waynesboro warehouse on a rainy winter day, it doesn’t take Marty Phipps long to arrive at his favorite Thomas Jefferson quote: “Hemp is the necessity for the wealth of our nation.” Growing up in…

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Grow Waynesboro Announces Start-Up Grant Awards

Grow Waynesboro Announces Start-Up Grant Awards

Grow Waynesboro Announces Start-Up Grant Awards $51,000 will help four new Waynesboro businesses open in 2017 Grow Waynesboro is pleased to announce the final grant awards for four new local businesses, helping them to create jobs and build a culture of entrepreneurship in Waynesboro. This marks the second year of…

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The Glow of Good Health

The Glow of Good Health

Freda’s Skin Studio talks wellness, entrepreneurship, and the local economy in Waynesboro Barely minutes into a conversation about entrepreneurship, Freda Jackson’s passion for people-centered economics shines through. “I wanted to go into business as an entrepreneur because corporate America was looking out for the dollar, not for the customer.” Freda’s…

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Reclaiming the Food Chain with New Country Organics

Reclaiming the Food Chain with New Country Organics

Difference Made Obvious New Country Organics has a fast-track approach for sharing their business mission. In my one hand, they place a bag of a competitor’s organic, animal feed product. A uniform grind of grains and unnamed ingredients, it is a pelletized collection of nutrients and looks like every bag…

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Birdseed Yoga Grows Peace and Goodwill in Waynesboro

Birdseed Yoga Grows Peace and Goodwill in Waynesboro

Paula Figgatt and Zoe Berg, respectively the owner and lead instructor at Birdseed Yoga, make clear  what they want to grow in Waynesboro:  “If you don’t have peace in your life, you don’t have anything,” says Paula. “Yoga forces you to sit with yourself,” echoes Zoe. “It invites you to…

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