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Summer in a College Town: Blacksburg is Not Just for Hokies

If Virginia is for lovers, then the Blue Ridge Highlands is for lovers of beauty. 

Blacksburg, Virginia is strategically nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and if you’re in love with beauty and life, it’s a terrific location to enjoy a summer getaway. 

Blacksburg has all the vibrancy and opportunities for enjoyment afforded in most college towns. Home to loyal students and Hokies. However, you don’t have to be a Hokie to enjoy Summer 2022 in Blacksburg! 

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The INNside Scoop: Getting to Know Damon Strickland of The Inn at Virginia Tech

This week, Cory Falter of the InnSync Show sat down with Damon Strickland, the new General Manager of the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. Not only has Damon been in hospitality for the past 14 years with Crestline Hotels & Resorts, but he is also a fellow Hokie.

As a Virginia native and graduate of Virginia Tech, Damon truly understands our love of this amazing community and we’re thrilled he is on board.

Cory asked Damon about his new role at the Inn, and he shared some great stories about his experience in hospitality and what it takes to be a successful hospitality manager. 

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Virginia Tech Graduation 2022 – Here Are Your Weekend Plans

Congratulations Hokies! You’ve made it! Here we are ready to celebrate Virginia Tech Graduation 2022.

Graduation is a remarkable milestone and an outstanding achievement. This is a significant milestone to mark your lifelong accomplishments; this is a weekend to honor them!

There are plenty of options to mark your graduation weekend, from sharing moments with your family like picnics, taking photos, and dining at the local restaurants.

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Adventures in Blacksburg: 7 Spring Events & Festivals to Enjoy a Fresh New Season

Spring is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather. Blacksburg, VA, has no shortage of events and festivals to help you celebrate the season. The town hosts several social and cultural events and festivals with locals showcasing the diverse culture, food, art, and music.

As the spring season approaches, there’s no better time to visit Blacksburg, VA, than now. After all, spring is the ideal time of the year to wine, dine, and make merry as the weather is neither too hot nor too cold.

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6 Meaningful Ways Companies Can Give Back This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here! It’s a season for cheer, parties, and giving. During the holiday season, it’s fun to shop for gifts and celebrate with family but what about giving back to the community as a company? 

As a business in your community, you have greater influence and the opportunity to make a bigger impact than just an individual. Use that leverage to impact your community in a way that will last beyond the holiday season with these corporate charity ideas.

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10 Ways Alumni Can Support Their Alma Mater

Being a college alumnus plays an important role in life. Whether you were the first person in your family to go to college or are preparing for your child’s graduation, it’s never too late to give back and be a part of the next generation of success stories.

We are inspired by our strong alumni relations here at Virginia Tech! Our Hokie Nation is a dedicated group that fosters great relationships with their alma mater.

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Back to School Like a Hokie: Fall Events Around Virginia Tech You Won’t Want To Miss

The fall semester is in full swing at Virginia Tech, and there are many opportunities for students, parents, faculty, and staff to get involved with upcoming events on and around campus. 

Just because summer has flown by and it’s time to settle back into the school routine, that doesn’t mean life has to get mundane. From Hokie football games to a good old-fashioned jamboree, here are a few not-to-miss activities to get to know the area, and make some new friends along the way. 

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Virginia Tech Campus Visit – Discovery & Adventure Await

It’s the time of year that new students visit and get to know their new home-away-from-home. Fresh faces are popping up all over as campus tours get started. It’s not just the incoming students that enjoy learning about the campus; it’s also nice for family members to envision and get to know the student’s new home for the coming year. 

If you’re planning a campus visit, why not make it a family adventure weekend? Tour the campus and the surrounding area, making precious memories along the way.