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Total loan: $2,750

Neil

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Big Stone Gap, VA, United States / Entertainment

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Neil's story

My wife and I grew up in Norton and later after leaving for college and first jobs, we decided to return to our home town. My wife has a degree in agriculture and environmental science and I have a degree in fine art. We hope to use this knowledge to build interest in the environment and our culture to make Southwest Virginia a tourist destination. We both have an inner drive to be successful and over the last 15 years we have seen ups and downs in our personal business but we refuse to let an industry decline (coal mining) to ruin our beautiful area.