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May is Business Appreciation Month.
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The following Resolution was adopted by the Board of Supervisors and the Economic Development Authority:
WHEREAS, on May 1, 2019, Governor Northam declared the month of May as Business Appreciation Month in the Commonwealth of Virginia; and,
WHEREAS, Rockbridge County businesses are vital to the County’s economic prosperity and growth; and,
WHEREAS, Rockbridge County businesses provide jobs, products, and services to our residents, residents in our surrounding communities, and consumers far and wide; and,
WHEREAS, though Rockbridge County businesses felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many were able to adapt, survive and even thrive through these tremulous times; and,
WHEREAS, Rockbridge County’s top employment industries include retail trade, manufacturing, accommodations, food service, and construction, all of which were impacted by the pandemic; and,
WHEREAS, Rockbridge County is currently home to 1,560 business license holders and 29 manufacturing operations; and,
WHEREAS, as many Rockbridge County’s business license holders are small businesses operated by dedicated entrepreneurs; and,
WHEREAS, Rockbridge County extends its gratitude and appreciation for the dedication and perseverance of all of our local businesses.
NOW, THEREFORE, WE, The Board of Supervisors of Rockbridge County, and the Rockbridge County Economic Development Authority, do hereby recognize May 2021 as Business Appreciation Month in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and here in Rockbridge County, we call this observance to the attention of all our citizens and ask that you thank your local business owners and support their operations.