The Roanoker - January/February 2018 - VL4

Valley Life
Discover Virginia's Greater Roanoke Valley

THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF:

Contents
06

Welcome to the Valley

08

Find Your New Home

24

The Value of Education

32

Arts & Culture

38

Health Care

48

Why Businesses Start and
Stay Local

Why do we love the Roanoke Valley?
The Valley's neighborhoods offer housing
for every kind of buyer.
Roanoke's education system is making
national headlines.
Live music, entertainment, festivals and so
much more.
The region's top providers answer
important health care questions.

How local companies respond to change in
technology and economy for 100+ years.

On the Cover

Photographed by Pat Cori Photography at Fortunato in Downtown Roanoke

CO-EDITORS
Starr Anderson | Communications Manager,
Roanoke Regional Chamber
Jill Sluss | Executive Director,
Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce

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LEISURE

53

Manufacturing in the Valley

58

Easy to be Active

66

Shopping Adventures

72

Active Retirement

78

Resource Directory

Manufacturing business remains a strong
player in the region.
Discover the best of the Valley's
recreational opportunities.
Local retailers and specialty stores have
something for everyone.
Find out why the Valley is a popular
retirement destination.

Important community contact information.

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS
David Hungate, Katie Larrington, Tara Lily, Noah
Magnifico, John Park, Pat Cori Photography,
PUBLISHER J. Richard Wells
DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS EDITOR Jeffrey K. Wood
Rivers and Roads Photography
PRESIDENT Steve Beyer
ART DIRECTOR Julianne Rainone
SALES DIRECTOR Julie Mayer
VICE PRESIDENT CLIENT SERVICES Denise Koff
GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Matt Ayers, Jake Saunders SALES REPRESENTATIVE Peggy Overstreet
EDITOR IN CHIEF Kurt Rheinheimer
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Gene Marrano, Anne ADVERTISING COORDINATOR Kasey Smith
Sampson, Dan Smith
PRINTER: Cenveo Publisher Services

MEDIA

ENGAGING CONTENT Ÿ INTEGRATED CONNECTIONS

EDITOR Liz Long

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Patty Jackson



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