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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Massanutten Resort to Hold Arctic Plunge and 4K Benefiting Therapeutic AdventuresAll Proceeds Benefit Therapeutic Adventures, a Non-Profit Providing Adaptive Ski and Snowboard LessonsMassanutten, Va. – February 23, 2021 – While Snow Moon Fest has been postponed due to statewide COVID-19 gathering restrictions, Massanutten Resort is moving forward with the charitable aspects of this annual event, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  2//24/21  When Norman Wenger was a child, going to the local Rockingham Cooperative with his father was something he anticipated for days.“It was kind of a highlight of the week,” he said.Growing up on the family farm, Wenger saw firsthand how the Rockingham Cooperative helped his father’s day-to-day tasks. Whether it was buying feed or other supplies, the ...read more
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        GreeneHurlocker, PLC311 S. Main St.Harrisonburg,  VA  22801CONTACT: Jared Burden703-258-2678jburden@greenehurlocker.com RICHMOND, VA, February 22 , 2021 --- The Virginia law firm GreeneHurlocker has announced the endowment of a $100,000 scholarship at the University of Richmond ...read more
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Governor Northam Increases Capacity Limits for Outdoor Sports and Entertainment Venues as COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Infection Rates Continue to Fall, Vaccinations RiseIndoor capacity limits to remain in place, overnight summer camps can open May 1 with mitigation measures RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that as COVID-19 hospitalizations and infection rates continue to decline ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
2021 BEST OF THE VALLEY NOMINATIONSDaily News-Record Reader's Choice Awards  Please nominate your favorite businesses that should be considered for the Best of the Valley and you could win a $50.00 Walmart Gift Card.*   Nominating should be based upon your personal experience with the businesses you nominate. One nomination form per person. Entries must be legible or will not be counted. The Daily ...read more
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record 2/23/21  The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce is rolling out a new program to support minority-owned businesses.B- Cubed, which stands for the Black and Brown Owned Business Growth Program, is meant to support and “incubate” growth among such businesses in the city and county, according to Chris Jones, chair of the chamber’s Diversity Business Council and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Registration is now open for the annual Fore the Flames golf tournament on Friday April 30, 2021. Learn more,  view our sponsors and register here. Join EMS to play golf, fellowship, and support our student aid fund and athletics program. Registration of $100 includes: green’s fees, cart, range balls, door prizes and a boxed lunch by Hank’s Smokehouse. The morning flight begins at 8 a.m. and ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, February 22, 2021
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record 2/20/21  On Feb. 23, 1921, more than 1,000 farmers from across Rockingham County met to discuss the price of fertilizer sold in the area.The day marked the first cooperative effort by area farmers, which led to the founding of the Rockingham Cooperative on Oct. 29, 1921.One hundred years later, the cooperative is ready to celebrate.On Tuesday, each Rockingham ...read more
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Monday, February 22, 2021
RICHMOND, VA, February 22, 2021 --- The Virginia law firm GreeneHurlocker has announced the endowment of a $100,000 scholarship at the University of Richmond School of Law, Harrisonburg-based partner Jared Burden reported. The goal of the scholarship is to encourage students with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to earn their law degrees at the University of Richmond and pursue careers in ...read more
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Friday, February 19, 2021
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  2/18/21  Gov. Ralph Northam announced that the phone line for the state’s central COVID- 19 vaccine pre- registration system was up and ready as of Wednesday afternoon.The phone number is 877- 829- 4682, or 877- VAXIN- VA.Northam asked residents to only use the phone line if they do not have access to the internet, are having trouble with the online form, or are not ...read more
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Friday, February 19, 2021
HARRISONBURG, Virginia – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded Chan Gingerich, Everence® Financial Services Representative and Health Insurance Specialist, with the Elite level in the 2021 Marketplace Circle of Champions for helping more than 100 people enroll in health insurance coverage.   The recognition reflects Gingerich’s hard work in helping individuals in the ...read more
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Governor Northam Unveils Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration System  ~ Virginians can use vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA to pre-register for the vaccine and get clear, updated information ~    RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today invited Virginians to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine online at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA. The ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
 For Release – February 23, 2021  Contact:     Christopher Jones, Chair, Diversity Business Council                  Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce                  540-437-7788                  Christopher.Jones@whsv.com                    Black and Brown Owned Business Growth Program Launched in City & County    HARRISONBURG, VA – B-Cubed, or B³, is an initiative of the ...read more
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
ROCKINGHAM – With another winter storm in the forecast, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative encourages members to become familiar with how to report power outages and the process crews will take to restore service.  How to Report Outages: Widespread, lengthy outages are possible during major weather events such as the one in the forecast. In these situations, it’s important to know the ways ...read more
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Harrisonburg, VA (February 15, 2021) The Virginia Small Business Development Center and Cureate Courses invite companies in the Charlottesville and Shenandoah Valley regions to apply for the inaugural cohort of the Food and Beverage Accelerator. This free, intensive 6-week program is designed to help the founders and CEOs of growth-oriented food and beverage producers acquire the competencies ...read more
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Governor Northam Announces $524 Million in New Funding for Virginia Rent Relief Program  ~ Federal stimulus funds available to help landlords and tenants impacted by COVID-19 pandemic ~    ARLINGTON—Governor Ralph Northam today announced $524 million in new federal funding to help keep Virginia families in their homes amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Virginia Rent Relief Program ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Economic, Political, Press Release
Friday, February 12, 2021
Eastern Mennonite School aspires to “reflect Christ’s light as a learning community where every student belongs, thrives, and lives God’s call.” A newly revised endowed fund — the Students of Color Scholarship — provides opportunity for donors to support the school’s growing diversity, and help remove barriers to an EMS education for more students of color. “EMS is located in one of the most ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Human Interest, Community, Chamber, General News Article
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Atlantic Union Bank is proud to support business clients through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).The COVID-19 relief bill containing the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act has enabled a new round of PPP funding for eligible borrowers. For additional details visit:https://www.atlanticunionbank.com/about/helpful-links/sba-ppp Member FDIC.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Press Release
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Shenandoah Valley Tourism Partnership | ShenandoahValley.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2021   CONTACT: Jean Clark (540) 463-3777director@lexingtonvirginia.comSVTP Highlights 70 new Tourism Businesses and Attractions The Shenandoah Valley Tourism Partnership (SVTP) announces the opening of 70 new tourism businesses and attractions in the Shenandoah Valley. Within the SVTP ...read more
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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Massanutten Resort Launches ‘Vacationing on the Clock’ Package for Remote Workers and Learners  Premier All-Season Virginia Resort Invites Travelers to Change Up Their Workspace with a Weekday Vacation Combining Work and Play  Massanutten, Va. – February 10, 2021 – Noting a rise in the number of people working and learning from home, Virginia’s Massanutten Resort has ...read more
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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
ROCKINGHAM – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) urges members to begin preparations for power outages in anticipation of snow and ice this week.   SVEC will have extra support staff on standby, ready to respond, should the situation require additional aid. The cooperative continues to monitor the progression of the storm and is in regular contact with weather tracking services for the ...read more
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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Massanutten Resort Launches ‘Vacationing on the Clock’ Package for Remote Workers and Learners   Premier All-Season Virginia Resort Invites Travelers to Change Up Their Workspace with a Weekday Vacation Combining Work and Play  Massanutten, Va. – February 10, 2021 – Noting a rise in the number of people working and learning from home, Virginia’s Massanutten Resort has launched a new ...read more
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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Governor Northam Announces Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturer to Locate in Harrisonburg  ~ Valley Guard Supply to invest $1 million in new facility, create 45 jobs ~    RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Valley Guard Supply LLC will invest $1 million to establish a personal protective equipment manufacturing facility in the City of Harrisonburg. A ...read more
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Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Beginning in fall 2021, Eastern Mennonite University’s MA in Education: Restorative Justice in Education degree program will offer an online option, in addition to the current curriculum on the Harrisonburg campus. The new virtual learning opportunity comes both in response to the pandemic and a desire to expand the program's reach to include educators who live outside of the Shenandoah ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Professor James Richardson, who teaches voice at Eastern Mennonite University, will present his lecture recital, featuring as-of-yet unpublished songs of the late British composer Armstrong Gibbs, on February 19 at 7 p.m. He will collaborate with pianist David Berry, director of the music department.  The event will be livestreamed on EMU’s Facebook Live, and is free and open to the ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Following a national search, Eastern Mennonite University announces the appointment of Dr. Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán as the inaugural executive director of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She begins her new role April 1. Font-Guzmán is currently a professor of law and conflict studies and director in the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program in the Department of Interdisciplinary ...read more
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
ROCKINGHAM – Carrying out the founding co-op principle of Concern for Community, SVEC’s Operation Round Up Committee has awarded $22,500 in grants to 14 area organizations.   The 10-person panel, composed of nine members and an SVEC employee, uses funds from co-op members who voluntarily round up their bills to the nearest even dollar. SVEC assists with a corporate contribution.   After the ...read more
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Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, February 05, 2021
Harrisonburg, VA (February 5, 2021). The Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board (SVWDB) has released its draft Local Workforce Development Area IV Plan 2020-2024 for public review and comment, according to Sharon Johnson, SVWDB Chief Executive Officer.“The SVWDB Local Workforce Plan IV 2020-2024 is a comprehensive four-year action plan designed to develop and integrate regional workforce ...read more
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Friday, February 05, 2021
       Why not book a Romantic Weekend Getaway for Valentines?    Valentine's Weekend PackageSet aside time for a romantic Valentine's Weekend package at Hotel Madison that includes: A Chocolate-themed Fruit Board with chocolate-dipped strawberries and oranges, homemade truffles (2 rolled in chopped almonds, 2 rolled in chopped bacon, 2 rolled in unsweetened cocoa ...read more
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Friday, February 05, 2021
LIVIN’ THE CREAMSmiley’s Ice Cream Shop Expanding To BridgewaterBy JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  2/4/21  BRIDGEWATER — The churns are turning for Smiley’s Ice Cream’s new location in Bridgewater.When Derek Smiley opened Smiley’s Ice Cream’s first storefront location at Mt. Crawford Creamery in 2017, he had no idea there would be a need to expand within five years.“I didn’t expect to grow this ...read more
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Friday, February 05, 2021
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record 2/5/21  BROADWAY — From the outside looking in, Trumbo Electric looks the same as it did a few months ago. However, to the people who know the company inside and out, one aspect is missing — a Trumbo.In October, President and CEO Brent Trumbo retired from the business his father, Novell Trumbo, founded in 1948. Brent Trumbo had been with the company for 46 ...read more
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Thursday, February 04, 2021
Why not book a Romantic Weekend Getaway for Valentines?         Valentine's Weekend Package   Set aside time for a romantic Valentine's Weekend package at Hotel Madison that includes: A Chocolate-themed Fruit Board with chocolate-dipped strawberries and oranges, homemade truffles (2 rolled in chopped almonds, 2 rolled in chopped ...read more
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Wednesday, February 03, 2021
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  2/3/21  February is often associated with extravagant appetizer trays, face paint and love notes. But for one Harrisonburg business, the shortest month of the year only means one thing.It’s time for the Souper Bowl February Food Drive.Brothers Craft Brewing on North Main Street is organizing its fifth annual food drive benefiting Blue Ridge Area Food Bank this ...read more
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Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Glen Allen, VA-   Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) today announced a goal to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. ODEC has also set an interim goal to reduce its carbon intensity by 50% (from 2005 levels) by 2030.  ODEC will be the second generation and transmission cooperative in the country to set a net zero carbon goal.ODEC is the wholesale power provider of 11 member ...read more
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Friday, January 29, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · January 29, 2021    Office of the GovernorContact: Alena YarmoskyEmail: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov  Department of Agriculture and Consumer ServicesContact: Michael WallaceEmail: Michael.Wallace@vdacs.virginia.gov  Smiley’s Ice CreamContact: Derek SmileyEmail: dsmiley@smileysicecream.com    Governor Northam Announces Ice Cream ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, January 29, 2021
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce2021 Economic OutlookFebruary 19th, 8:00 – 9:30 am    Driving the Economy After a WreckAssessing the Damage – 2020Needed Repairs – 2021Just Like New?    The Big PictureTom Barkin, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond            Presentation/Remarks followed by Q&A time  The Local EconomyBrian Shull, Economic Development DirectorCity of ...read more
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    Commonwealth of VirginiaOffice of Governor Ralph S. Northam     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · January 27, 2021    Office of the GovernorAlena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov    Virginia Enacts First-in-the-Nation Permanent COVID-19 Workplace Safety and Health Standards Amid Pandemic  ~ Governor Northam approves standard recently adopted by Safety and Health ...read more
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
An innovative new program at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) combines trauma-sensitive and resilience-focused counseling with clinical mental health counseling studies for an education specialist degree (Ed.S) in school counseling.  “It is clear that adverse childhood experiences can affect a person throughout their lifetime,” explained Professor Michael Horst, director of the graduate ...read more
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
The reins of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) have been passed to the very talented hands of a new leader – Amanda Gookin, a Grammy-nominated cellist, educator, and activist. Gookin replaces David McCormick, who served as the festival’s executive director for the last four years, and recently accepted the directorship of the Charlottesville Chamber Music ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Monday, January 18, 2021
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
For Immediate ReleaseContact: Ann Siciliano, 540-432-3863 or ann@tcfhr.orgWebsite: www.tcfhr.org     COVID-19 HR Community Response FundRECOVERY PHASE – ROUND 3 FUNDING   The United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County and The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County announce the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to submit applications for the RECOVERY PHASE – Round ...read more
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  1/9/21  On a cold December afternoon, Nancy Hopkins-Garriss waited outside of Pleasant View’s Day Program entrance in Broadway.For 35 years, Hopkins-Garriss brought new life to Pleasant View and for the individuals who called it home.On Dec. 30, she waited — a concept she wasn’t used to. In a few moments, a line of cars arrived filled with community members ...read more
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
By DAVID DRIVERDaily News-Record  1/9/21  Lisa Hart remembers as a young girl sitting on the wooden bleachers in New Market at Rebel Park and watching baseball games in the Rockingham County League.“My grandmother was sitting there crocheting,” Hart said Friday. “That is the earliest memory and actually watching a ballgame.”Her grandfather, the late RCBL Hall of Famer Bobby Strickler, helped ...read more
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
By DAVID DRIVERDaily News-Record 1/12/21  After New Market won its semifinals series over Grottoes, team president Lisa Hart spoke to members of the Shockers and congratulated them on the victory.A few days later, when New Market was swept in four games by Broadway, Hart again addressed her team after the Rockingham County Baseball League (RCBL) finals series last summer.“She talked to us a good ...read more
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Monday, January 04, 2021
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  12/31/20  From a young age, James “Jim” Hartman of Harrisonburg was working on and around tractor-trailers as part of his father Dwight’s business.“I grew up around trucks before I ever graduated from high school, and it was a great experience and I learned a lot,” Jim Hartman said Wednesday.Over five decades later, today is Hartman’s last day at the business that ...read more
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Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Governor Northam Announces Industrial Hemp Company to Locate in Rockingham County  ~ Pure Shenandoah to create 24 new jobs, source all hemp from Virginia ~    RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Shenandoah Valley Hemp, LLC dba Pure Shenandoah will invest nearly $3.3 million to establish an industrial hemp fiber processing and cannabidiol (CBD) oil extraction facility in ...read more
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Front Lines To Power LinesElectric Cooperative Finds Veterans Good Source Of TalentBy KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  12/22/20  For Josiah Sargent, joining the military was an instinctual decision, having come from a long line of veterans. At 17, he joined the Army National Guard, where he planned to rise in the ranks until he grew to retirement age. Those plans came to a head when new leadership ...read more
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Governor Northam Takes Action to Protect Businesses from Increasing Cost of Unemployment Insurance  ~ Actions will speed relief to Virginians, help weather pandemic during challenging winter months ~    RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced temporary changes to the Commonwealth’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) program that will support Virginia workers and businesses whose ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
Thursday, December 17, 2020
The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County is pleased to announce an anonymous donor made a gift of $50,000 to the Children’s Cancer Fund established by Mike Meredith in 2016. The Children’s Cancer Fund is overseen by The Community Foundation. “This kind of humble generosity, especially during trying times as these, is notable to say the least! Becky and I started the ...read more
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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  12/12/20  John Almarode, executive director of teaching and learning at James Madison University, is among 12 recipients of the 2021 Outstanding Faculty Award presented by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and Dominion Resources, according to a press release.The Outstanding Faculty Awards recognize superior accomplishments in teaching, research ...read more
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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  12/16/20  Each holiday season, Salvation Army chapters worldwide look to the red kettle campaign as a major fundraiser, but the pandemic is stirring concerns for a large projected donation shortfall.With nearly $65,000 raised of its $175,000 goal and the campaign’s end looming eight days away, the Harrisonburg Salvation Army’s Christmas effort is falling ...read more
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Thursday, December 10, 2020
ROCKINGHAM – Three Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative lineworkers were among a group of 15 to receive official commendation from the Virginia General Assembly for traveling 4,000 miles to bring power to five small villages in Bolivia.   At a Dec. 8 ceremony in Warsaw, Va., Del. Margaret Ransone presented a resolution praising the work of United We Light: Project Bolivia to Craig Loving, a ...read more
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Thursday, December 10, 2020
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  12/10/20  As COVID-19 lingers, Capt. Harold Gitau of the Harrisonburg Salvation Army said food insecurity continues to be a problem locally.He said more and more people are headed to food pantries for basic staples.“We’re seeing more people who have never been through our doors before now asking for food,” Gitau said.This year, more than ever, he said, the ...read more
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Thursday, December 10, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  12/10/20  After the closure of Harrisonburg’s Regal Cinemas and Court Square Theater, the only theater capable of showing movies between the areas of Staunton and Woodstock is Bridgewater’s Sipe Center.Now town staff are looking to see how that can play to their advantage.During Tuesday’s Town Council meeting, Public Works Director Megan Byler told council ...read more
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Wednesday, December 09, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record 12/9/20  ELKTON — From the outside, the Jennings House’s charm is still intact with its white porch and brick exterior.It’s what’s on the inside that brings the house’s characteristics to life.After eight months of renovations and two years of planning, the Jennings House project is nearing completion. Town staff began moving from the Elkton Area Community ...read more
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Monday, December 07, 2020
Virginia’s COVID-19 Vaccination Priorities AnnouncedHealth Care Personnel and Long-Term Care Facilities Will Receive Initial Vaccine Doses (Richmond, Va.) — As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Virginia, implementing a successful vaccination program is critical to flattening the curve and stopping the spread of this virus. Based on new information provided on December 3 by the federal ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, General News Article, Community
Thursday, December 03, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  12/3/20  Overdue fines on borrowed materials can bring in $30,000 per year in revenue to Massanutten Regional Library, but a recent decision will change that.For the first time in its 92 years in operation, Massanutten Regional Library no longer charges overdue fines to patrons as of Tuesday, according to a press release.“We feel confident that the community ...read more
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Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Meet 10 Valley Business Leaders who have gone above and beyond  - all before the age of 40.  Congratulations to all 10 of these amazing people for their hard work and dedication.  Side note we are proud to mention that ALL 10 are Chamber Members.   Here is the link to the Daily News-Record:Shenandoah Valley Business Journal - November 2020 by Daily News-Record - issuu
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Tuesday, December 01, 2020
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record 11/30/20  Using statewide crime data from the FBI, Harrisonburg has been identified as the fourth largest safe city in Virginia, according to Advisor Smith, a small-business research website.Harrisonburg was behind Leesburg, Alexandria and Virginia Beach.Interim Police Chief Gabriel Camacho said he was pleased by the study.“That’s huge,” he said. “It’s a reflection ...read more
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Tuesday, December 01, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  12/1/20  Virtual meetings, bills and the session’s length are topics that have been raised leading up to the 2021 Virginia General Assembly session, but some of the most pressing questions from Valley residents have yet to be asked.To allow constituents to ask questions to legislators, the Harrisonburg- Rockingham Chamber of Commerce will host its annual ...read more
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Friday, November 20, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  11/20/20  Dynamic Aviation in Bridgewater will add more than 200 jobs as part of a $47.9 million expansion, according to a Thursday press release from the office of Gov. Ralph Northam.“Dynamic Aviation chose its Virginia location for the facility expansion and the creation of 207 new jobs because of the region’s infrastructure, assets and strategic ...read more
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Friday, November 20, 2020
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Friday, November 20, 2020
    Commonwealth of VirginiaOffice of Governor Ralph S. Northam     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · November 19, 2020    Office of the GovernorContact: Alena YarmoskyEmail: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov  Virginia Economic Development PartnershipContact: Suzanne ClarkEmail: ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, Economic, General News Article, Chamber
Friday, November 20, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  11/19/20  When Amy Strunk had a cancer scare this summer, it chilled her to the bone. For anyone who’s had to sit in a starchy office and hear the dreaded words fall out of a doctor’s mouth, they know the feeling, but the news was an even harder pill for Strunk to swallow.At 25, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, but the diagnosis came after eight months of ...read more
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Thursday, November 19, 2020
Great Community Give 2021 to be Held on April 21stEligible Nonprofit Agencies Registering NowHarrisonburg, VA – Planning is underway now for the 4th Annual Great Community Give to be held on Wednesday April 21. 2021.  Organizers are encouraging early registration for participating nonprofit agencies at www.greatcomunitygive.org.  Eligibility requirements include having an IRS 501(c)(3) status and ...read more
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
HARRISONBURG (November 19, 2020) —FairField Center has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Recovery Marketing Leverage Program (RMLP), designed to help local and regional tourism entities attract more visitors by leveraging limited local marketing dollars through a local match of the state grants funds.More than $1.9 million in matching grant funds were awarded to 161 ...read more
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Friday, November 13, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  11/13/20  As winter peeks its jolly head around the corner, Salvation Army’s iconic red kettles begin to appear for donation collections.On Thursday morning, the local chapter hosted its annual kettle and angel tree kickoff in the Belk Court at Valley Mall.After leading the crowd in prayer, Capt. Harold Gitau, corps officer for the Harrisonburg Salvation Army, ...read more
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Thursday, November 12, 2020
Harrisonburg, VA – November 11, 2020:  For 15 years, Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley (BICSV) has connected brain injured individuals, across a seven-county region in the Shenandoah Valley, to valuable resources. As an affiliate of James Madison University’s Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services, Brain Injury Connections has partnered with local funders such as ...read more
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
DN-R Staff Reports11/10/20  The City of Harrisonburg announced it has awarded 22 nonprofits $626,831 from its CARES Act funding due to the COVID-19 pandemic.According to the city, the nonprofit support grants were focused on service interruption and service expansion during the pandemic and the funds were recommended by the city’s CARES Act Advisory Task Force made up of residents, city staff and ...read more
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Thursday, October 22, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  10/22/20  When Tony Brown discovered Our Community Place in 2017, he was living in a tent. After deciding to leave his life in the woods behind, he walked into OCP, unsure of what he may find. Brown became a volunteer by the next week, moved to be a donor within months and found housing two years later through OCP, as well as the courage to live there, he said ...read more
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
100 Corrugated desks donated by PCA provide the proper study environment for the Clubs  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  OCTOBER 19, 2020 (HARRISONBURG, VA) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County (BGCHR) received close to 100 desks made of corrugated cardboard. These desks are being used by Club members while Boys & Girls Clubs serve as academic support centers for school-aged youth in ...read more
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Friday, October 09, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  10/8/20  Learning outside of the home, what once seemed a common activity but now a precious rarity, is back in downtown.After six months of closure, downtown’s Explore More Discovery Museum reopened last week under limited hours and reduced capacity for pre- scheduled play sessions.Museum Director Lisa Shull said staff has worked for months tracking information ...read more
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Wednesday, October 07, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  10/5/20  The Mercy House Thrift Store is not only a place for those in need to find clothing for $1, but a major funding source for the organization’s shelter that provides a home for families without housing.As the nonprofit organization shifts its mission to bringing affordable housing for homeless families, Mercy House announced on Sept. 26 that ...read more
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Friday, October 02, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  10/2/20  When CrossKeys Vineyards was awarded a $10,000 grant through Rockingham County’s Small Business Grant Program, Director of Marketing Babak Bakhtiar said the money was put toward payroll and operation costs. The grant application was approved on July 30, nearly two months after the winery reopened in May.While Bakhtiar said business at CrossKeys ...read more
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Patricia F. Koogler Honored As Top Wealth Advisor Mom by Working Mother Magazine  Waynesboro, VA – October 1, 2020 – Patricia F. Koogler, CPA, CRPC®, CLTC® a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Waynesboro and Harrisonburg, was named to the list of “Working Mother Top Wealth Advisor Moms” published by Working Mother Magazine. The list recognizes women financial advisors with ...read more
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Friday, September 25, 2020
MT JACKSON, VA – Holtzman Oil Corp. and Holtzman Propane announced plans today to open a new office and showroom in Verona, VA to better serve customers in Augusta County and the surrounding communities. The companies already provide propane, heating oil, lubricants and fuels to residential and commercial customers throughout the region. “The new location will help us become more involved in the ...read more
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Thursday, September 24, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  9/24/20  Nearly 100 people electronically joined the eighth annual Valley Business Summit on Wednesday to hear from elected officials and local economic development leaders about the future of business and industry regulations in the region and commonwealth.Dels. Tony Wilt, R- Broadway, Chris Runion, R-Bridgewater, Ronnie Campbell, R-Bath, and John Avoli, ...read more
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Monday, September 21, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  9/19/20  Virginia employers created 68,000 jobs in August as the economy attempted to rebuild itself, said Joe Mengedoth, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, citing Virginia Employment Commission data.The commonwealth lost a total of 440,000 jobs in March and April, but has now added back 188,000 jobs, or roughly 43% of the jobs lost, according ...read more
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Monday, September 21, 2020
Dynamic Aviation To Help With Effort To Find Amelia Earhart’s Final Resting PlaceBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  9/21/20  As a physical education teacher at Turner Ashby High School for more than 20 years, Cindy Ferek of Broadway watched and taught high schoolers to run laps.Now, as a certified flight instructor, Ferek teaches fl ying students to lap airports and everything else involved in the ...read more
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Friday, September 18, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record 9/16/20  During lazy summer days, Phil Duntemann would experimentally roast coffee beans on his porch. Within three years, those dog days of hobby roasting evolved into an operational cafe serving downtown Harrisonburg pedestrian traffic through Agora Market.Over the years, Broad Porch Coffee Co. has played an instrumental role in creating a homey feeling for ...read more
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Friday, September 18, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  9/17/20  Mount Crawford- based logistics, transportation and development firm InterChange Group became part owner of the Shenandoah Valley Railroad last week, according to Lance Arey, the general manager of the railway firm.Arey said InterChange Group’s addition to the railroad partnership will “definitely bring [opportunity] to the Valley and more movement of cars ...read more
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Friday, September 18, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  9/18/20  Involved, caring and a person of integrity are all words Elroy Miller used to describe Nancy Hopkins-Garriss.“She has been a remarkable director,” said Miller, former Pleasant View board president.For the last 35 years, Hopkins-Garriss has brought new life to Pleasant View and for the individuals who call it home. And while she has shared numerous ...read more
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Friday, September 18, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  9/18/20  As part of its Hometown Strong initiative, Pilgrim’s announced Tuesday it will invest $350,000 in Broadway and Timberville to support the communities.Projects that will be funded include upgrades to both of the towns’ parks, such as new playground equipment at Heritage Park in Broadway, and the construction of a basketball court, pickleball court and ...read more
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Friday, September 04, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  9/3/20  It’s been more than a year since Michael Strawderman’s father, Ronnie, died from Alzheimer’s, and the memory of what the disease did to him is hard to forget.Ronnie’s driver’s license was taken away, and he forgot how to do the things he loved the most.“Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States,” Michael Strawderman said.It ...read more
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Wednesday, September 02, 2020
The Agricultural Enterprise Center Feasibility Study will determine if a certified, commercial, shared-use facility in the central Shenandoah Valley is possible, practical and viable. If brought to fruition, this multi-use facility is expected to support the region’s many small to mid-size agricultural businesses and entrepreneurs by expanding market reach and reducing some of the risk and ...read more
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Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Virginia Business magazine released the inaugural edition of the Virginia 500 – the 2020 PowerList. This list consists of the Commonwealth’s most powerful and influential corporate and community leaders by sector.  Brown Edwards is pleased to announce its CEO Jason Hartman is included in the Professional Services sector. Brown Edwards is the largest non-national, independent accounting firm in ...read more
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Armentrout Works To Grow Chamber RanksMembership Director Aims To Support Women’s Business OrganizationsBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  8/26/20  Growing up in the town of Shenandoah, Sheena Armentrout watched as her mother, Donna Cave, and her grandmother, Ruby Nicholson, ran a salon.“They started their own business. It was a successful business, and my mom stepped into the corporate world,” ...read more
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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
That’s A WrapRockingham County Fair Completes A Week Unlike Any OtherBy JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  8/24/20  The barns are empty and food booths closed for business as the Rockingham County Fair wrapped up another successful year, despite challenges of operating during a pandemic.“The agriculture fair we had truly went back to our roots,” said Rebecca Holloway, fair general manager. ...read more
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Friday, August 21, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  8/21/20  Dozens of city and county residents learned about the commonwealth’s new temporary work standards during a webinar call with Courtney Malveaux, a Richmond lawyer with experience in labor and business law.Malveaux previously worked as Virginia’s Labor Commissioner and now co- leads the workplace safety and health group for law firm Jackson Lewis P.C.The ...read more
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Monday, August 03, 2020
ROCKINGHAM – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative members from 2019 will receive a boost after their Board of Directors voted July 30 to return more than $4 million in capital credits. The return of funds, also known as a retirement, may be voted on for years in which a financial audit determines the cooperative’s revenues to have exceeded expenses. This is one of the key advantages to being a ...read more
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Thursday, July 30, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  7/30/20  An accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association is one only 15% of small- animal hospitals in the United States and Canada have received, and Harrisonburg is home to two accredited veterinaries.Anicira Veterinary Center has recently received an accreditation from the association after going though an extensive review process and ...read more
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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  7/28/20  InterChange Group announced Friday that its newest cold storage warehouse in Mount Crawford will expand its use of solar panels by the end of 2020 and become home to the industry’s largest solar power system in Virginia.Erik Curren, marketing adviser for Secure Futures Solar, said InterChange Group signed an agreement with the Staunton- based solar ...read more
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Friday, July 24, 2020
BACK TO BASICSRockingham County Fair Trims Schedule, Highlights Ag RootsBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  7/24/20  Though there will be no carnival at this year’s Rockingham County Fair, that doesn’t mean the fair’s board had an easy ride in coming to a decision on the event during the COVID-19 pandemic.“It’s definitely been like a roller coaster,” said Rebecca Holloway, fair general manager. “We’re ...read more
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Monday, July 20, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  7/18/20  Harrisonburg is welcoming a new business as Shenandoah Hemp Supply held its grand opening Friday at the Agora Downtown Market, celebrating its second store location within one year.Shenandoah Hemp Supply, which started in Waynesboro, specializes in bringing locally grown hemp to consumers through a variety of products, including lotion, clothes and ...read more
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Friday, July 17, 2020
Johnathan B. ComerJuly 16, 2020 Harrisonburg, Virginia Jonathan B. Comer is the latest to join the commercial lending team at First Bank & Trust Company in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  Comer has thirteen years of experience, primarily from Blue Ridge Bank, formerly The Page Valley Bank, where he began his career in 2007. Prior to his time with Blue Ridge, Comer worked as an intern at Scott & ...read more
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
ROCKINGHAM – In its latest round of giving, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Committee awarded $18,500 in 11 grants to area organizations.   Operation Round Up is the cooperative’s charitable giving program. A committee of nine members and one cooperative employee review grant applications from nonprofits, schools and civic organizations, awarding those it feels are ...read more
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced this week that select legislators have received the 2020 Spirit of Enterprise Award. This award recognizes a legislator’s commitment to supporting pro-business legislation, bipartisan leadership, and constructive governing. “I am honored to be named a recipient of the 2020 Spirit of Enterprise Award for my legislative record. One of my top priorities in ...read more
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
ROCKINGHAM – Effective today, the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative Board of Directors is pleased to announce Greg Rogers as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He is the seventh leader in the Cooperative’s 84-year history.   Rogers has more than 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry. He has spent the last decade at SVEC, where he was most ...read more
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Thursday, July 02, 2020
July 1, 2020Four Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC attorneys have been named VirginiaSuper Lawyer/Rising Stars for 2020.  Three attorneys were named Super Lawyers, which is an annual publication only selecting five percent of the attorneys in the state to be included in their select list.  WAW also had one attorney named to the Rising Stars list.  Rising Stars are attorneys under the age of 40 or in ...read more
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
SpotOn Raises $40 Million Funding Round Led by Franklin Templeton and Dragoneer Investment Group Next Generation Payments and Software Company Will Use Capital to Accelerate Growth and Fuel Expansion into New Markets SpotOn co-founders Matthew and Zachary Hyman (Photo: Business Wire) SpotOn co-founders Matthew and Zachary Hyman (Photo: Business Wire) SpotOn co-founders Matthew and Zachary ...read more
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