Clinch River Valley of Southwest Virginia

“Hargrove International Inc. exceeded our expectations during an intense 6-month-long strategic planning process for the Clinch River Valley of Southwest Virginia. They took to heart the needs of each individual community, organization, and stakeholder while meeting and guiding individuals at very different stages in the transformation process. This resulted in an inclusive experience that allowed […]

Clinch River Valley Initiative (Virginia): Strategic Plan

Approaching its second decade of service, the Clinch River Valley Initiative (CRVI) stood at a crossroads. This pioneering economic development enterprise had launched numerous successful programs to help transform the economy of Southwest Virginia from its reliance on the former coalfields of Southwest Virginia. However, CRVI’s original funding was about to expire and it lacked […]

Guest Lecture at University of Mary Washington

What a pleasure and honor to be selected by students of the Historic Preservation Department for their annual guest lecture. A great chance to meet talented young preservationists and share information on cultural heritage tourism last Thursday, April 19. Dinner with faculty and students afterwards was delightful! (Photo left to right: Amy Bonnevier, Carolyn Currin, […]