Erin Burcham, Director of Talent Solutions at the Roanoke Regional Partnership, has been announced as a recipient of the 2021 Economic Development 40 Under 40 Award, the biennial award recognizing rising stars under 40 years old in the economic development industry.
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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The Roanoke Regional Partnership earned four Summit Awards from PRSA Blue Ridge for work in 2020. The awards represent the best public relations campaigns and tactics in the region.