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AEP

AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP's transmission system directly or indirectly serves about 10 percent of the electricity demand in the Eastern Interconnection, the interconnected transmission system that covers 38 eastern and central U.S. states and eastern Canada, and approximately 11 percent of the electricity demand in ERCOT, the transmission system that covers much of Texas. AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP's headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.


City of Galax

Galax, Virginia is the gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The City is rich with tradition, shopping, recreation and scenic beauty.

A visit to Galax, Virginia offers everything from quaint downtown shops to hiking and Old Time Bluegrass Music festivals.

Galax, Virginia is home to the largest Old Time Bluegrass Fiddler's Convention as well as the New River Trail. Come, explore Galax!


Skyline national bank

With 17 banking offices, Skyline National Bank provides a highly competitive suite of personal and business banking products and services to customers in southwestern Virginia and northwestern North Carolina. What we do is more than just meeting needs and growing businesses; doing good and being our best elevates our community.


Pepsi

Our mission is to be the world's premier consumer products company focused on convenient foods and beverages. We seek to produce financial rewards to investors as we provide opportunities for growth and enrichment to our employees, our business partners and the communities in which we operate. And in everything we do, we strive for honesty, fairness and integrity.


Rotenizer Drapery & Carpet

One stop shopping for home decor needs! We offer a complete line of flooring materials including carpet, ceramic tile, commercial tile, wood flooring, laminate flooring and vinyl flooring.

We also offer country curtains, blinds, cabinets, countertops, wallpaper and draperies. Rotenizer Drapery & Carpet also carries Porter Paint. Come into our showroom and see our hardwood, tile and carpet displays.


The Galax Smokehouse

The Galax Smokehouse became a local institution fast! Only open since February 28, 2003–it quickly became the kind of restaurant where you’ll see the “who’s who” of the locals hanging out at lunch, and hordes of tourists streaming in to discover a little bit of Galax, Virginia’s mystique!

With fantastic prices, great service, and award-winning bar-b-que, the Smokehouse is one of Galax’s favorite restaurants!

They feature St. Louis style ribs, pulled pork, Texas Beef Brisket, smoked chicken and burgers–and offer 5 of their very own “secret sauces.” Choose from Sweet BBQ sauce, House, Mustard BBQ sauce, Mountain (a really unique sweet-n-spicy) BBQ sauce, or Lexington style BBQ sauce.

So for Texas-size portions of Memphis style BBQ, in the heart of a mountain town in Virginia–come on down to The Galax Smokehouse!


United Way of Virginia

United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.


Virginia Tourism Corp.

The Virginia Tourism Authority, doing business as the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) is an organization of more than 70 professionals working in the Richmond office and at 11 Welcome Centers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The overriding goal of all of VTC’s activities is to “serve the broader interests of the economy of Virginia by supporting, maintaining and expanding the Commonwealth’s domestic and international inbound tourism and motion picture production industries in order to increase visitor expenditures, tax revenues and employment.”

Or, stated another way, our goal is “more people, staying longer, spending more money.”


Huff Ford

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Huff Ford of Wytheville has been serving the automotive needs of Southwest Virginia and beyond for more than 20 years. Founded on a legacy of excellent customer service and family values, we work hard to provide the highest quality of vehicles, services and support out customers deserve. The Huff family and their employees are proud to be here for you!