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Planning has already begun for VCC's 2015 Learning Exchange luncheon.

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December 10, 2015

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VCC Continues to Demonstrate Commitment to Facilitating Healthy Foods Across Virginia

Governor McAuliffe just appointed VCC’s President & CEO, Jane Henderson, to the Governor’s Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide.  The Council’s team initiative #2 (promoting Virginia’s leading industry – agriculture - and increasing access to affordable, healthy, and local foods) ties in very nicely with VCC’s Virginia Fresh Food Loan Fund (VFFLF), as both strive to expand access to healthy, local foods throughout the Commonwealth.  Seven Hills Food, LLC is participating in the VFFLF and will revitalize and open a meat processing facility in Lynchburg, creating 43 new jobs while simultaneously committing to purchase 100 percent Virginia-grown beef and pork.

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A Big Thank You to Everyone who Helped VCC Make 2014’s Learning Exchange a Success!

VCC is excited to share that over 200 people attended this year’s Learning Exchange in Richmond. The theme was “Collaboratively Transforming Communities” and the event comprised a networking session, lunch, and a panel discussion featuring Jane Henderson, VCC’s President & CEO, and several nationally recognized speakers: Ted Howard, Executive Director, The Democracy Collaborative; Brett Jones, Director, Strategic Projects, Evergreen Corporation; and Mike Curtin, Chief Executive Officer, DC Central Kitchen. The panel spoke about social enterprises as innovative business models that catalyze community economic development efforts through job and wealth creation. While the panelists were speaking, a designer captured the panel discussion through colorful artistic renderings on storyboards – a big crowd pleaser!
Learn more here.


$4.4 Million Small Business Loan Fund from Goldman Sachs

An ongoing collaboration with Goldman Sachs will expand opportunity for small business owners across Virginia.

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