2022 All Hands Meeting


On Thursday, May 5, GO Virginia Region 3 and its partners will be showcasing stories of successful collaborations that are bringing prosperity to Southern Virginia. Join GO Virginia Region 3 council members, business leaders, educators and others committed to the economic vitality of Southern Virginia as we hear from project recipients and beneficiaries. Media are invited to attend this event for photo and story opportunities. The event is free, but registration is required.


The Prizery
700 Bruce St., South Boston, VA 24592


Thursday, May 5, 2022
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(Registration/networking begins at 9:30 a.m.)


9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Networking

10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Welcome, Randy Lail, Chair, GO Virginia Region 3 Council

10:30 a.m.- 10:45 a.m. 2021 Growth & Diversification Plan Update – Liz Povar & Nancy Pool, GO Virginia Region 3 (strategic planning)

10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Networking Break

11:00 a.m.-11:25 a.m. Rise Collaborative – Lauren Mathena, Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corp. & Sheri McGuire, Longwood University (entrepreneurship)

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Great Opportunities in Technology and Engineering Careers (GO TEC) – Dr. Julie Brown & Jacob Taylor, Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (workforce development)

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Luncheon Speaker – The Honorable Nicole Riley, Deputy Secretary of Labor at the Office of the Governor of Virginia

1:00 p.m.-1:20 p.m. Bridge To Recovery, Linda Green & Samantha Smith-Herndon – Southern Virginia Regional Alliance (business continuity and recovery)

1:20 p.m-1:35 p.m. Networking Break

1:35 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Community Leadership – Dr. Larry Terry, UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service (leadership development)

2:00 p.m. Adjourn

SOVA Innovation Hub Tour (post-meeting opportunity)


The Kitchen Table

Letterpress Communications

The Prizery

SOVA Innovation Hub


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