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Business Matters strives to explore that subject from a variety of viewpoints and scenarios - the big players, the up-and-coming, the look ahead; featuring interviews with the people helping to grow jobs, the economy, and the Blue Ridge region.  Series host Gene Marrano is an award-winning radio and print journalist, and the editor of Valley Business FRONT magazine.

Contact us at BusinessMatters@BlueRidgePBS.org

Coming Up:

Fridays @ 7pm

  • SEASON TWO PREMIERE! September 24 - A one-one-one conversation with Dr. Robert Sandel, President of Virginia Western Community College regarding the role that community colleges play in workforce development. 
     
  • October 1 - A unique organization, Building Beloved Communities, is helping small businesses grow and thrive. Guests are Bonnie Chavez, Founder of “Building Beloved Communities”, and Director of Operations, Shannon Dominguez.
     
  • October 8 -  How long-time local journalists have covered business trends in the region. Guests are Tom Field, Publisher and Co-Founder of Valley Business Front Magazine, and Dan Smith, Journalist, and Co-Founder of Valley Business Front. 
     
  • October 15 - A conversation with Erin Burcham, Executive Director of the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council, and Jeff Graffeo, Managing Partner of Clarkston Technology Solutions.

Thank you to our program sponsor:

Lionberger Construction