Isle of Wight – a “peaceful nook” in Hampton Roads

This month the spotlight is on The Hughes Agency in Smithfield, an independent insurance and financial services brokerage with more than 26 years of experience serving southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. If you are in need of life or health insurance, investment or estate planning information, give The Hughes Agency the opportunity to win your business. We’ve also put out the call for nominations for our annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award, so please send in those nominations! We have the second in our series of Small Business Roundtables taking place on April 29th with Kathy Dolan from the Small Business Administration. The topic is Government Resources for Women-Owned Businesses. There is so much going on in April!

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Governor Terry McAuliffe today awarded his administration’s first economic development grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID) for a business expansion project that Montague Farms, Inc. has undertaken at the company’s Windsor facility in Isle of Wight County. Montague, a family-owned producer and exporter of specialty soybeans based in Center Cross, will invest more than $600,000 to purchase a new state-of-the-art packaging line, soybean testing lab, and warehouse facility. The AFID grant of $14,100 was matched by Isle of Wight.

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As we march toward spring, business is bloomin’ in Isle of Wight County. This month the spotlight is on The Main Event by Emily & Cindy, a full-service event planning business and gift shop that is a one-stop-shop for all the main events of life. There is a new sign shop in Smithfield – Grafik Trenz, and two Smithfield businesses relocated within town. If you’re a business owner, there are lots of events planned for March, so be sure to check out the full events calendar.

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