Famed FBI Negotiator Provides Advice to Regional Audience Despite Event Cancellation

Communications advice from famed FBI hostage negotiator is the latest episode of Experience 2020 Mini Sessions, hosted by the Roanoke Regional Partnership’s Get2KnowNoke.

Gary Noesner, who you might recognize from the streaming Netflix series “Waco,” spent 30 years as an investigator, instructor, and negotiator. Now retired – and living at Smith Mountain Lake – his book “Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator,” is the basis for the 6-episode series.

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Partnership Connects in Many Ways During COVID-19

In the first week of the COVID-19 crisis, the Roanoke Regional Partnership created Roanoke Region Responds, a web portal filled with resources for employers, employees, and job seekers.

The site has links to more than 30 national, state, and local resources for assistance and guidance during this time. The site also connects to job listings from more than 30 employers who are hiring for a variety of jobs throughout the region.

Visit RoanokeRegionResponds.com

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Roanoke Region Responds: COVID-19 Resources

Now open is the ONLY survey designed for all companies and all sectors in the Roanoke Region from the Alleghany Highlands to Roanoke Valley to Franklin County. It’s part of a collection of resources available to Roanoke Region businesses.
You can access it at www.RoanokeRegionResponds.com.
Please take a few minutes to complete it. Why? This survey will help:
  • Establish a benchmark of where employment and economics are right now.
  • Quantify the economic downturn by sector.
  • Identify specific business concerns in the COVID-19 environment.
  • Establish communication between businesses and governments.
  • Help guide policy and advocacy on behalf of businesses.
  • Form action steps.
Please help the economic development community better understand the impacts of this crisis by completing the survey. It’s a first step toward recovery.  
Thank you.

Beth Doughty
Roanoke Regional Partnership

on behalf of 

Roanoke City
Roanoke County
Franklin County
Botetourt County
Alleghany County
Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center
Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission
Virginia Career Works Blue Ridge Region 
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Tea Company Validates Regional Strategy

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Traditional Medicinals, the leading seller of organic herbal wellness tea in the U.S., will build a $29.7 million manufacturing and processing facility in Franklin County’s Summit View Business Park and create 56 jobs. 

The Roanoke Regional Partnership and Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked for almost two years on this project which was successful due to a combination of deliberate actions by the Partnership and Franklin County aimed at improving our chances for a win.

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