Merissa Sachs has lived in Christiansburg for almost 30 years and brings three decades of business experience to her role on Town Council. As the owner of Christiansburg-based businesses Logo Hub and The Salvage Junkies, Ms. Sachs hopes to serve as a liaison between local businesses and Council and to achieve planned, positive growth for the entire business community.
Before opening The Salvage Junkies repurposed furniture and antiques shop and starting the branding company that is now Logo Hub, Ms. Sachs worked as an accountant for the Virginia Tech Foundation and served in the accounting departments at Hubbell Lighting and Roanoke Restaurant Service (US Foods). She attended the University of North Dakota and has a B.A. in Business and Accounting from Radford University. She also completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses entrepreneur program in 2014 at Babson College.
Outside of work, Ms. Sachs has served as the Advisory Board Secretary for the Salvation Army New River Valley for several years and was Treasurer for the Christiansburg High School Band Boosters before her daughter’s graduation. She’s developed multiple fundraising events to support local charities, is a supporter of the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley and served with the then-Christiansburg Chamber of Commerce, helping to grow the annual Wilderness Trail Festival.
She also enjoys spending time with her daughter, who is now attending East Carolina University’s nursing program.
After joining Town Council in January 2018, Ms. Sachs hopes to improve the Town’s relationship with the business community, achieve fair and flat fees and taxes for small businesses, increase the success of the Farmers’ Market, support additional family and adult programming downtown and improve local broadband and internet options, among other goals.
She is currently serving as vice mayor in 2020.