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    • In the Highlands

    Small Business Spotlight: Webb's General Store

    Our vibrant communities in the Alleghany Highlands are home to many small businesses and mom-and-pop shops. Webb’s General Store, a historical cornerstone nestled in the heart of the Highlands, is one of those small businesses. Highlands Community Bank has been honored with the opportunity to help Webb’s General Store become rooted in the community. Now, Webb’s General Store is the place to go for almost all your needs.

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    • In the Highlands

    Plan a Fall Foliage Trip to the Highlands

    Happy Fall, y’all! We are so excited that Autumn is finally here! How about you?! There are just so many fun events and activities to do at this time of year, like looking at all the Fall foliage. We may be biased, but there’s truly nothing like the views here in the Alleghany Highlands

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    • In the Highlands

    Small Business Spotlight: Hamilton Roots Plant Shop

    Originally, plant parenting was just a hobby for Michele and Adam Kenny. Then the pandemic happened and the pair turned their hobby into a full-blown business. Highlands Community Bank has been honored with the opportunity to help the Hamilton Roots Plant Shop become rooted in the community. Now, Hamilton Roots Plant Shop is the place to go for those hard-to-find houseplants.

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    • In the Highlands

    PPP Customer Spotlight: Hillcrest Mansion Inn

    The travel industry is a beacon of light for small communities. The Alleghany Highlands has a natural beauty that welcomes tourists to come and enjoy the beautiful nature and small-town experience. While driving through Clifton Forge, you may notice a commanding estate perched atop the hill on McCormick Boulevard. Here, the Hillcrest Mansion Inn stands tall and provides endless views of the Alleghany Highlands.

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    • In the Highlands

    How Local Business Are Adapting to the New Normal

    The Alleghany Highlands community has always been known to lift each other up in times of crisis and their response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been no different. While the hospitality may not look the same as it has in the past, and you can’t see the typical smiles for being covered by masks, resilience and hope remains the common tone for local business owners.

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  • Two men and a woman stand next to a blue truck with a yellow Bath County Collision Center logo on the side
    • In the Highlands

    Bath County Collision Spotlight

    For Jay Ford, working on cars is all he’s ever known. Starting at the age of 13, Ford spent his time painting cars. His knowledge, experience, and connections led him to open up Bath County Collision Center in May 2002. Highlands Community Bank has been honored with the opportunity to help him expand his business with new service lines, equipment, and properties.

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