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The IDA Board Chair & JSR-SPC Museum and Archives Board of Directors attends roundtable event at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Smithsonian’s National African American Museum of History and Culture, Robert F. Smith Center invited the James Solomon Russell-Saint Paul’s College Museum and Archives Board of Directors to participate in a roundtable discussion as part of the National Museum’s 6th Anniversary Celebration. The JSR-SPC Museum’s Board includes Gloria Wesson Menyweather-Woods, BCIDA Board Chair.


Free Business Growth Program

Merchant Assistance Program

“Lets Grow Your Business”

What is it?

This is a Free, Grant Funded, Business Training For Brunswick County Area Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

How does it work?

This Free 5 Week Cohort Will Walk You Through:

Week 1: How to Setup & Use Social Accounts for Business

Week 2: How to Grow Your Business with Social Media

Week 3: How to Set Up a Simple Website

Week 4: How to Get Google to Send You Business, for Free

Week 5: Know When and How to Use Digital Advertising

When is it?

You can attend live Cohort Sessions in-person Monday evenings:

Monday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm        or     Monday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

        4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23                     4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23

What if the start date has already passed?

All cohort sessions are being recorded and made available online to be accessed on demand. You can access these even after the program starts.

Where is it?

Virtual attendance is available, and cohort sessions are recorded. All sessions will be conducted at the Brunswick County Conference Center, located at:

100 Athletic Field Rd, Lawrenceville, VA 23868

How do I sign up?

Register For Free & Get More Information at

Brunswick officials

Organic Growth in Brunswick County

Source: SoVaNow, South Boston News & Record and Mecklenburg Sun

Excerpt: Twelfth-generation farmer Jordan Brandon is a trailblazer. He and more than 20 farmers who make up the new Southern Virginia Vegetable Packing operation in Brunswick County are helping to transition southern Virginia farmers away from traditional crops such as tobacco in favor of growing organic produce.

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