THE STORY ...
In the spring of 2020, during the height of the Covid pandemic, the world shut down and nothing was spared (not even Virginia Tech football). Disappointed that alumni and friends couldn't travel to Blacksburg, friends Jen and Dana, decided they could send "a little taste of Blacksburg" to them.
When they couldn't find anything suitable, they decided to create it! They went around town, gathering iconic, local products to put in a care package for their friends. They began asking around what others would include in a box to represent the New River Valley. The overwhelming answer was: "You can't put Blacksburg in a box!" The New River Valley is about the people, the mountains, the food and the football! It became a challenge and they were determined to try ... and so they did!
They began reaching out and collaborating with well-known local businesses and artisans to create The Burg Box. They very quickly realized it was also a way to support other small businesses, while the pandemic prevented people from traveling here and spending money.
This simple idea has continued to blossom into a sustainable business and has quickly become a go-to gift option for many. The Burg Box can also be customized for corporate gifts.
We are thrilled for Dana as she is returning to her true passion: teaching science in the classroom. Jennifer continues as the sole owner of The Burg Box to grow and expand the business across the region.
Are you missing home? Are you in need of a unique gift? Do you love supporting small, local businesses? Let us send you a little taste of the NRV.
Welcome to The Burg Box!
The Burg Box is a member of the
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.