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Through mutual support and cooperative effort, we strive to help the commerce and businesses of the southwestern Virginia and northeastern Tennessee regions flourish. We believe that the better we make our local economies, the better we make ourselves, our families, and our communities – and vice versa!

Lunch & Learn Event

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Becky Nave shares knowledge from serving as Tourism Development Specialist for the Blue Ridge Highlands and Heart of Appalachia regions of Southwest Virginia. Becky works with tourism industry partners to facilitate the development of community-based tourism programs, new product, and tourism-related businesses. She is responsible for providing strategic tourism planning, technical assistance, product development guidance, cooperative marketing advice and consulting services to communities in Southwest Virginia.

Formerly, Becky worked at Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, where she served as Director of Public Relations and Marketing for the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation. She helped to promote cultural heritage organizations like The Crooked Road, ‘Round the Mountain, Southwest Virginia’s great outdoors through the Appalachian Spring initiative, and was the leader in the development of the regional branding of Southwest Virginia.

Becky has over 15 years of experience in community and economic development. She is a graduate of King University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

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Wed, October 31, 2018
11 :45 AM – 1: 15 PM EDT


Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210