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GO Virginia Region 3 seeks project ideas for economic resiliency and recovery

The GO Virginia State Board has approved modifications to its grant program that will enhance the capability of GO Virginia Region 3 to invest in projects that lead to economic resiliency and recovery. At its April 17, 2020 Board meeting, the State Board approved additional funding for each Regional Council to support project applications that lead to high-impact grant proposals.

Read more information: HERE

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Go Virginia Region 3 Meeting

The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Executive Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting is open to the public.

The public may join in virtually via Zoom. Get the meeting agenda and Zoom details: HERE

Taste of Brunswick Festival 2020 Canceled

Taste of Brunswick Festival 2020 Canceled

Source: Lake Gaston Local

Excerpt: After much deliberation, the Taste of Brunswick Festival committee announced with heavy hearts that there will not be a Taste of Brunswick Festival this year due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19.

The committee and local officials have all agreed that, as an event that regularly attracts thousand of attendees, it is in the best interest of our community that we postpone until next year.

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James River Cardiology Coming to Lawrenceville, VA

The team at James River Cardiology has been providing quality cardiovascular care using the latest in diagnostic and treatment options for more than 10 years and are now opening a location across from the courthouse in Lawrenceville, VA.

From their website:

We treat each patient with the highest level of care and respect. Together with a dedicated support staff, we work with each patient and each patient’s referring physician to properly diagnose disorders of the heart.

Our approach includes listening to our patients describe their symptoms, consulting with their primary care physicians, and using a variety of diagnostic tools and techniques.

Then we determine the most prudent and effective treatment program.

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Small Manufacturers Think Big about Partnerships During COVID-19

From Industry Week

How SME’s are teaming up with public research universities and MEP centers to boost innovation capacity.

Excerpt:

The U.S. manufacturing industry has lost a staggering 5 million jobs and thousands of manufacturing establishments over the past two decades, according to a report from MForesight. Stalled manufacturing productivity growth and overseas competition are two major drivers of the decline.

COVID-19 is likely to make matters worse, but the industry may also experience five years of innovation within the next 18 months as existing and new digital technologies gain traction.

Read the rest of the article: https://www.industryweek.com/leadership/strategic-planning-execution/article/21132667/getting-smart-about-partnering-sme-edition

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The Commonwealth Of Virginia: A Location of Choice

from Business Facilities

Excerpt:
Home to the nation’s largest data center market, its third-largest port, the third-highest concentration of tech workers and the HQ of 37 Fortune 1000 companies, Virginia offers diverse opportunities for success.

Virginia’s depth of talent, top 10 ranking as a place to do business and exceptional livability, make it a location of choice for companies’ corporate services functions. There are 37 Fortune 1000 companies with headquarters in Virginia, and an educated pipeline of employees ready to support additional growth in business services and operations centers of excellence. Virginia’s middle market cities and rural locations also serve as attractive options as companies look to relocate operations out of higher-cost areas.

To view the entire article: https://businessfacilities.com/2019/05/commonwealth-virginia-location-of-choice/

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Why On-Premise Phone Solutions Fall Short in Supporting Remote Workforces

With most on-premise and legacy PBX solutions, the use of a desk phone relies on being hardwired to the PBX and PSTN networks. But these outdated phone systems weren’t built to accommodate the large remote workforces that we’re seeing today.

Companies that don’t support a bring-your-own-device environment are extremely challenged right now in four key areas:

  1. Security: The inability to secure these devices and workflows puts confidential company information at risk with each call, creating an IT administrator’s nightmare. 
  2. Functionality: Lack of key business PBX features for admins, sales, support, and managers can negatively impact the way a business runs in today’s environment.
  3. Remote administration: Legacy solutions often are not easily managed offsite, making them difficult to update and troubleshoot.
  4. Customer operations: Inbound calls to the main business number need to be answered from anywhere and calls need to be routed to the right employees, especially for sales and support.

Read the rest from Zoom: https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/04/21/on-premise-phone-solutions-fall-short-supporting-remote-workforces/

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Southside Health District Confirms Case of COVID-19 in Brunswick County

Media Contact: Lorrie Andrew-Spear, lorrie.andrew-spear@vdh.virginia.gov

SOURCE: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/2020-regional-news-releases/southside-health-district-confirms-case-of-covid-19-in-brunswick-county/

Southside Health District Confirms Case of COVID-19 in Brunswick County

The Southside Health District announced today a case of COVID-19 in a Brunswick County resident in his 20s. He is isolating at home. To protect patient privacy, no further information will be provided about this case, and VDH does not provide specific information on an investigation.

““We continue to see new cases of COVID-19 throughout the Commonwealth, and it’s now in our area. This reminds us how very critical it is that people follow public health guidelines on social distancing and good hygiene,” said Southside Health District Director Dr. Scott Spillmann. “Staying home and social distancing are the most effective strategies in limiting the spread of COVID-19, and lessening the impact of this pandemic.”

Most patients with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms. However, in a small proportion of patients, COVID-19 can lead to more severe illness, including death, particularly among those who are older or those who have chronic medical conditions. Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms appear within 14 days of being exposed to an infectious person. COVID-19 spreads primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

To lower the risk of spreading respiratory infections, including COVID-19, the Virginia Department of Health encourages the following effective behaviors:

  • Stay home as much as possible — especially when you are sick.
  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms, call your doctor.
  • Practice social distancing. Maintain at least six feet of space between yourself and other individuals when out in public.

For more information visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus or www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/. Please consult www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus for the latest number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia.

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NOTE: This case has not yet been added to the statewide count on the VDH website. Cases are updated daily at www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus, with the numbers as of 5 p.m. the evening before.