Small Business Coordinator

Small Business Coordinator



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Terri McClung

Terri recently took a position with the City of Covington as Small Business Coordinator where she will continue to assist anyone who would like to start up a business, locate a building, or expand their business within the city. She offers free assistance to someone who would like to make that dream come true and reach that goal of owning your own business.

Terri was previously employed with the Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation for 15 1/2 years!  Her duties included managing all office operations, including financial documents, agendas, meeting minutes, preparing invoices for the Revolving Loan Fund, event planning/arrangements, applications and annual reports for the Enterprise Zone, and initiated payments for a government Brownfield EPA grant.  Other duties included updates to the EDC website and all social media platforms. For seven years she has been a supporter for the Gauntlet program, mentoring many small businesses and accommodating them with business plans and locating spaces.  She worked very closely with prospects and the general public.  She assisted past and present small business clients, answering questions, providing information, and assisting them in moving forward while maintaining confidentiality.

She recently served on the Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant committee, the Rural Community Development Initiative committee and attended meetings of the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism.

In addition to serving on the Olde Town Covington (OTC) committee, Terri also serves on the Total Action for Progress (TAP) Board, WestRock and Ingevity Community Advisory Panel (CAP) committee, the Career/Technology Education Advisory (CTE) committee, Alleghany Highlands Stakeholders, Value Added Product Producer committee and is currently chair of the Resource Knowledge Committee associated with the Live Well Alleghany Highlands Community Health Assessment of the Virginia Department of Health.

She is also working closely with OTC on the Mobilizing Main Street (MMS) initiative which provides the framework for targeted organizational development support to Exploring Main Street (EMS) communities to pursue the Advancing Virginia Main Street (AVMS) designation which opens the door to numerous opportunities for our downtown.

She has a daughter Emily, a son Matt, and three grandboys Chandler, Dylan and Camden.

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