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Sep 17


Posted on September 17, 2018 at 12:36 PM by Whitney Slightham

As I sat down to work on this week’s blog post, I did so next to my phone awaiting the next update email and in front of the television where scene after scene of wind, rainfall, and flooding played out.  So, of course, it was obvious I would blog about Hurricane Florence or more specifically the City of Roanoke’s preparations for it.

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Sep 10

A Story to be Told

Posted on September 10, 2018 at 5:11 PM by Whitney Slightham

This week I will be working with staff from the City Manager’s Office and the Department of Finance to present information to the agencies that rate the City’s credit-worthiness, for those interested in investing in bonds we may issue.  The story we will tell is one of success, strategic actions, and preparation for the future.

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Sep 04

Roanoke Innovation

Posted on September 4, 2018 at 1:45 PM by Whitney Slightham

Undoubtedly, most are familiar with the partnership between Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech to form the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.  Perhaps fewer are aware that these institutions are but a couple of the anchors found in the Roanoke Innovation Corridor, or even what goes on in the Corridor.

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