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Vinton celebrates the improving state of the town

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–The Town of Vinton has much to be thankful for in 2016. Most of the words spoken at this year’s annual State of the Town address on November 17 were encouraging. The Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the event at the Vinton War Memorial with over 115 in attendance. The Chamber uses this... »

Vinton Farmers’ Market stage to reopen for September Mingle at the Market

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–The Vinton Farmers’ Market stage renovations are nearly complete with only a few minor touch-up items remaining. Assistant Town Manager Pete Peters says that the September 10 Mingle at the Market will return to the Market area as planned for a “soft” opening of the venue. The first three Mingle concerts of the summer... »

Vinton Chamber of Commerce and Domino’s team up to address employment issues

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–The Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Domino’s Pizza joined forces for a seminar on “Company Culture: Attracting and Retaining Great Talent.”  The luncheon meeting was held at Woodland Place inVinton on March 9, free and open to the public. Pizza was served. About 40 business owners or management level staff attended the meeting,... »

Vinton Christmas Parade tradition continues

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Vinton celebrated the holiday season with its annual Christmas Parade on December 3. The festivities started with the traditional Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by the Vinton Breakfast Lions Club at the VFW Hall beginning at 4 p.m.  The hall was packed with supporters. Members kept the noodles boiling while Lion Mike Stovall stirred the homemade... »

Town leaders reflect on accomplishments, Chamber selects new officers

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–The week of November 16 was a busy one for local dignitaries with the State of Roanoke County address on Nov. 17, the new Vinton Library opening on Nov. 18, and the annual State of the Town address on Nov. 19. Each November the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Vinton... »

Vinton Fall Festival undeterred by inclement weather

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–The Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Fall Festival and 5K Run/Walk on October 10—damp but determined. The event got underway with the race at 8 a.m. and continued as advertised until 4 in the afternoon. William Byrd’s JROTC Color Guard opened the Fall Festival at the 5K race. The Vinton Breakfast... »

Mingle at the Market 2015 Concert series ends with record crowd

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–The Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce (VACC) held its fourth and final “Mingle at the Market” summer concert for 2015 on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Farmers’ Market in downtown Vinton. The WORX band performed for a crowd estimated at between 1200 and 1500 by Angie Chewning, Executive Director of the VACC. “We have... »

Students and teachers welcomed back to Vinton schools

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Vinton’s elementary and secondary schools welcomed students and their families back to school with Open Houses and orientations during the week of August 17. The Chamber of Commerce, area merchants, and Vinton Baptist Church did their part to welcome the faculty and staffs of those same schools back as schools got underway for the... »

Taste of the Town Guide touts the restaurants of Vinton

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Many people do not realize that if you don’t want to cook in Vinton, there are at least two dozen restaurants in the immediate area who will prepare a meal for you. The Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce (VACC) has come up with a new service for its members and local citizens—”Eat InVinton—A Taste... »

Third Mingle at the Market another rousing success

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Another huge crowd packed the Vinton Farmers’ Market on August 8 for the third Mingle at the Market of the 2015 season. Terry Hannabass from the Fuzzy Logic Band performed on the stage and all through the crowd. Jerry Paris on drums and vocals with John Hodges and Stacy Stevens on guitar and vocals... »