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New 2022 Directories Are Here!

Fresh off the press! Thousands of copies of our second directory (68 pages) are now available in a red birdhouse at a local business near you! Scroll down for the list. We have a great team of people who care about our local communities who worked with businesses to...

Local Business Shopping Experience: HMI Welding Supply

By John Wilburn Christiansburg, Virginia One of my favorite things about living in the New River Valley is our diverse business community and the people who make it work.  For folks like me who enjoy building projects, there are locally-owned vendors for most any...

Turn by Turn History Tour

  By April Martin The Warrior’s Path, the Old Buffalo Trace, Indian Trail,  the Great Wagon Road, the Wilderness Road, The Great Road, Ingles Ferry Road, Southwestern Turnpike, Peppers Ferry, Lee Highway, or Interstate 81 these are just a few of the names of...
2020 Discount Directory: Find a Kiosk!

2020 Discount Directory: Find a Kiosk!

Fresh off the press! Thousands of copies of our first 40-page directory are now available in a red birdhouse at a local business near you. Scroll down for the list. Aly's Pizza, Riner Many thanks are due to PULP for their incredible customer service. They've...

Go Local Directory on Google Maps

Go Local Directory on Google Maps

While we work on monetizing our website so we can upgrade our location search feature, I went ahead and added all of our businesses that are on Google Maps to a public list. You can "follow" this list on your Google Maps app so that you know when there's an NRV...

Go Local Giveaway!

Go Local Giveaway!

✨ GIVEAWAY! 🎉 In celebration of our launch, we're giving away 1 Go Local Card and a stuffed squirrel to one lucky winner. Go Local Cards unlock discounts at hundreds of locally-owned businesses in the New River Valley until December 2020! TO ENTER TO WIN: 1. Like our...