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Roanoke Recap – Aug. 7, 2020

Posted on August 7, 2020 at 12:25 PM by Melinda Mayo

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City Launches Financial Empowerment Center

The City of Roanoke, in partnership with the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) and Freedom First Enterprises, has opened Roanoke’s Financial Empowerment Center (FEC), offering professional, one-on-one financial counseling and coaching as a no-cost public service to local residents. At the Roanoke FEC, professionally trained counselors help individuals and families manage their finances, pay down debt, increase savings, establish and build credit, and access safe and affordable mainstream banking products. Learn more here.

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City, VA811 Hold Dedication, Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Shared Facility

On Thursday, Aug. 6, the City of Roanoke and Virginia 811 (VA811) held a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Communications Center that houses the city’s E-911 Center and the VA811 Contact Center. Located at 1830 Blue Hills Circle (in the Roanoke Centre for Industry and Technology), the facility creates a culture that promotes innovative thinking, information sharing, and an increased awareness and interaction with our community. To find out more, click here.

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'Color Your Corner' Contest Seeks Entries to Promote Pedestrian Safety

Here’s your chance to get some street-art cred. As part of the newly launched “Every Corner is a Crosswalk” pedestrian safety campaign, the City of Roanoke is seeking entries for the “Color Your Corner” pedestrian safety art contest. "Color Your Corner" seeks to re-imagine traffic signal cabinets to raise awareness that in Virginia every corner is a crosswalk, whether it’s painted or not. Artists of all ages are invited to submit designs, and winners will have their artwork placed as a vinyl wrap over an intersection signal cabinet. More information can be found here.