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Expanding Authentic Italian Pizza to RVA

September 24, 2018 | Impact Stories

As an authentic Neapolitan restaurant, Pupatella captures the essence of Naples by serving traditional wood-fired brick oven pizzas, salads, and time-honored appetizers like panzerotti and arancini. Enzo Alagarme, Pupatella’s founder, was born in Naples and learned everything he knows about pizza and cooking from his grandmother.

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A New Purpose for an Old Building

September 24, 2018 | Impact Stories

At the corner of Ninth and Main streets sits a spectacularly built gem in the heart of historic downtown Lynchburg. The six-story Krise building, erected in 1905, was constructed as the city’s first “skyscraper,” with a bank on its first floor and offices above. Over a century later, the Krise is being morphed into 21 apartments: eight one-bedrooms, 11 two-bedrooms, and two three-bedrooms. The Krise will also include four retail spaces on the ground floor …

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ValCon Masonry, Inc. in Virginia Beach

August 16, 2018 | Impact Stories

ValCon Masonry is a woman-owned, Class A contractor with a loyal team serving the Hampton Roads, Virginia Peninsula, and northeast North Carolina area. The company was founded in 2011 by Cassandra Kramer, who has more than 30 years of experience in the Commercial Masonry industry (bricklaying, stonework, and the like).

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West Main Street, LLC, Pulaski

August 8, 2018 | Impact Stories

The Town of Pulaski, located just southwest of Radford, is undergoing a large-scale downtown revitalization in an effort to preserve the historic buildings in the commercial district, encourage economic development along Main Street, and attract visitors and customers to local businesses.

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Mountain Top Timber

July 24, 2018 | Impact Stories

Mountain Top Timber Products provides quality wood chips to the paper and pulp industries and various other markets. The demand for the high-grade chips produced by Mountain Top has given the company the opportunity to expand operations and double in size – creating roughly 15,000 tons of wood chips per month.

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