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Do you have a house, apartment, cabin or property sitting empty? Would you like to generate income from it? Airbnb could be the right fit for you. If you’ve heard about Airbnb and have been thinking about it but have no idea HOW to start, attend this workshop. We will review Airbnb and how it works, how to set up an account and property, operate, regulations and taxes, marketing & more! Come join us at either 12:00 pm or 5:30 pm as we explore ways for you to make revenue from your investment!

April 15th, 2019
12:00 pm OR 5:30 pm
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
McCarthy Hall, Room 502

The event is FREE but advanced registration is required at:

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and Partners cordially invite you to participate in our annual Job Fair on Thursday, April 18, 2019, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the DSLCC Main Campus Moomaw Center in Clifton Forge, Virginia. This event will host numerous employers/agencies to promote their career opportunities, summer jobs and internships to our students, alumni and local community in a variety of fields.

Please complete the online registration form located at There is no cost to participate in the job fair. Please consider donating a gift card or other promotional items valued at $20 or less to be used in several giveaways staged throughout the day as an incentive for job seeker participation.

Dabney S. Lancaster offers many degree and certificate programs in Business, Electrical and Instrumentation, Nursing, Welding, HVAC, NCCER and many more. A full list of DSLCC offerings can be found on our website at  A campus map is provided on the registration page. Convenient parking and access to the Moomaw Center is available through parking lot behind McCarthy Hall.

​Thank you and we look forward to your participation!

The Nuts and Bolts of Small Business Workshop was filmed at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and hosted by the Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation. Virginia Community Capital lead the conversation with guests from Sonabank, Small Business Administration, The Advancement Foundation, and U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.  Video Here.



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Governor Northam Announces WestRock to Upgrade Covington and Alleghany County Operations
COVINGTON—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that WestRock Company, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, will invest $248.4 million in its manufacturing operations in the City of Covington and Alleghany County over a five-year period. These investments will be used to purchase new equipment designed to improve productivity at the paper mill and extruding facility, as well as to increase employee training.  Full release here.

Please visit The Alleghany Highlands Artisans Shops.  By making purchases through this site, you are supporting entrepreneurs whose hand-made products reflect the talent and innovation native to the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia.

The Alleghany Highlands is a natural choice for large companies, small businesses, individuals and families. We’re pro-business and family friendly. Good schools are an advantage for families with children and companies that want well-educated employees. Low taxes benefit everyone.

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