MBC, others get first look  at SOVA Innovation Hub

Halifax County Chamber of Commerce and the town of South Boston welcome members of MBC and other officials to a first look at the future home of the SOVA Innovation Hub in downtown South Boston on Monday. Demolition is slated to begin next week, and construction is scheduled to begin in October. Getting their first look are (from left) Senator Frank M. Ruff Jr., Brian Brown, executive director, Industrial Development Authority of Halifax County, Delegate Thomas C. Wright Jr., Delegate James E. Edmunds, Lauren Mathena, director of economic development and community engagement for MBC, Tad Deriso, president and CEO of Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corp.; Mitzi McCormick, president of Halifax County Chamber of Commerce; Edward Owens, mayor of South Boston; Tom Raab, South Boston town manager; Tommy Elliott, chairman, South Boston Industrial Development Authority; Edward “Ted” Hodges, vice chairman of the MBC Board; and Senator William M. “Bill” Stanley Jr.