WFIR---local-businessThe Roanoke Valley’s newest small business incubator – “The Hive” – has cut the ribbon in Vinton … its operated by The Advancement Foundation … president Annette Patterson says The Hive is a partnership with the Town of Vinton, which is paying the utilities and and renting the space for one dollar a year.. Patterson says some of the businesses that graduate from The Hive will likely stay in Vinton … the new 24-7 incubator features computer access, a meeting room, common work spaces and a bank of local businesspeople offering free expertise. She spoke with WFIR’s Gene Marrano this morning: