Experience committee members are involved in a variety of ways throughout the Roanoke Region.
Committee member Tim Pohlad-Thomas works at RIDE Solutions as an outreach and communications specialist, helping to make the region more bike-friendly. In his free time, he’s an outdoor enthusiast and father of two who spends many of his days hiking or camping.
In his first year on the Experience committee, Tim was instrumental in helping launch the Outside series, pulling together his love for the outdoors and a little professional development.
Did you know that Experience is planned by a group of volunteers? A committee of young professionals works throughout the year to create programming that impacts the personal and professional lives of those who attend.
The Roanoke Region of Virginia is a place people want to be. And we are building a great big pipeline from colleges to employers. We are connecting businesses to resources for talent. The region is becoming a destination for talent and opportunity.
Looking for a new activity? Expand Outside is heading to the Greenfield Disc Golf Course. The Roanoke Disc Golf Club will provide discs and instruction. After disc golf, we plan to hang out on the patio at Ballast Point. Continue reading “Expand Outside: Disc Golf”
Where are the coolest and most affordable cities for millennials? If you guess Roanoke, then you are right.
The Roanoke Region was noted as one of “25 Cities that Millennials Can Afford and Actually Want to Live In” by The Penny Hoarder. Roanoke came in at No. 12 with an affordability rank of 5, millennial happiness rank of 18, and economy health rank of 15.
Job seekers, you don’t have to look any further than the Roanoke Region to find the perfect fit.
A report in USA Today notes that Roanoke is one of the best metro job markets in 2018. The ranking was produced by Zippia, a job search website, which used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistic to tank the top markets. Rankings are based on based on how much local wages rose, how much unemployment dipped, and the current jobless rate. Continue reading “Roanoke Named Top Market for Jobs by USA Today”