Attracting Business and Talent by Investing in Our Community

The Roanoke Regional Partnership and Roanoke Outside Foundation celebrated a major win in March, awarding 14 grants through Project Outside.

Funds raised during the latter part of 2020, will support outdoor projects including greenway repairs for section damaged by flooding, machines for trail work, installing a new river access ramp, tools for volunteer trail workers, development of outdoor program for underserved youth, disc golf course improvements, and support for outdoor businesses impacted by the pandemic.

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Roanoke Rises Up on Twitter

Emily Nussbaum, a staff writer for The New Yorker, was just watching television on Monday, which she does for living, when she came up on a 1970 episode of The Dating Game. Karen Carpenter (yes, that Karen Carpenter) won a date to Roanoke (yes, that Roanoke). Nussbaum’s Twitter post said “a trip to Roanoke seemed more like a punishment” which launched an avalanche of posts setting her straight on Roanoke.

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