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Interested in hiring a veteran? Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board is hosting a free employer training event. ... See MoreSee Less

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Harrisonburg Economic Development shared Peace, Love and Little Donuts of Harrisonburg's event. ... See MoreSee Less

Peace, Love and Little Donuts 1 Year Anniversary

February 13, 2018, 7:00am - February 13, 2018, 6:00pm

FEBRUARY 13th we are celebrating the grooviest donut shop in the galaxy's one year anniversary! ALL DAY LONG-- 30% OFF all donut purchases HAPPY HOUR (3-6PM)-- 50% OFF all donut purchases During hap...

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Congratulations to Magnolia's Tacos and Tequila Bar on your 1 year anniversary ribbon cutting! ... See MoreSee Less

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City and JMU CIS&BSAN Executive Advisory Board Partner to Discuss Growing the Cybersecurity Sector

HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA (April 10, 2017) — Last Friday, the city of Harrisonburg’s Department of Economic Development (HED) hosted a cybersecurity forum in partnership with James Madison University’s Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics (CIS&BSAN).  HED was seeking industry input on the cybersecurity eco-system and assets necessary to grow the sector in the city.  The forum, dubbed Cybersecurity Cafe, was facilitated by Chris Stammer of Voluminant.

The day-long, robust discussion provided feedback to HED on how best to position the city to attract and grow cybersecurity companies.  The discussion included the infrastructure needs, workforce credential needs and student education needs of industry, as well as potential economic development incentives and best marketing practices to build a successful cybersecurity eco-system.

The forum provided action steps and agreements for continued partnerships for the future.  The action steps compiled during the day will form the critical components of the city’s strategic plan to grow the cybersecurity sector in Harrisonburg.

To see pictures and an overview video of the day, please visit our Cybersecurity Forum page.