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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


2018 Spring Media Auction

Our semi-annual Media Auction is coming up! It’s a great opportunity to grab some wonderful advertising options from savvy local agencies at a really great price. It’s Thursday, June 14 at 6 PM – 8 PM at The Market, 1220 West Main Street, Abingdon, Virginia 24210. For tickets or more information, click the image below.

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2018 Addys in Vegas

With the gracious help and hosting of Food City at their corporate support center in historic Abingdon, Virginia, we recently held our 864th annual Addy Awards gala. 2018’s theme was Addys in Vegas and it was a rousing success. The talent and support of so many wonderful local companies and firms was really inspiring.

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