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Friday, June 18, 2021
Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Announces TechNite21 WinnersHarrisonburg, VA, June 16, 2021 – Once a year, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council (SVTC) celebrates the achievements of technology firms, organizations, and programs in the region and the entrepreneurs and innovators behind those successes. This year’s twenty-first annual technology awards gala, TechNite21, took place virtually ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Brown Edwards is pleased to announce the addition of three new partners to our growing firm; Megan Argenbright and Matt Heatwole from our Harrisonburg, VA office and Jared Brown from our Bristol, VA office.   “I am proud of the hard work, tenacity and dedication shown by these newly admitted partners throughout their tenure at BE,” states CEO, Jason Hartman. “Collectively, they have delivered ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, June 14, 2021
Governor Northam Launches Return to Earn Grant Program to Help Virginians Transition Back to Work  ~ Bonuses of up to $1,000 available to new hires earning at least $15 per hour ~    VIRGINIA BEACH—Governor Ralph Northam today announced a new $3 million investment to pilot the Return to Earn Grant Program, which will match payments from eligible small businesses to provide new hires ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Political, Economic, General News Article, Community
Monday, June 14, 2021
HARRISONBURG, Va. – Harrisonburg Public Works and project consultants are seeking community input on the Mt. Clinton Pike improvements project. Project design is underway on the effort, which will include a paved shared-use path between Park Road and Virginia Avenue, a left turn lane on Mt. Clinton Pike at Chicago Avenue, a crosswalk with pedestrian refuge island, speed radar sign, and possible ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, June 14, 2021
Governor Northam Proclaims June 13–19 Virginia Agriculture Week  ~ Special events will celebrate the Commonwealth’s farmers, agribusinesses, and agricultural community ~    RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam has issued a proclamation declaring June 13–19 as Virginia Agriculture Week to recognize and celebrate the many contributions of the Commonwealth’s agricultural community. The ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, June 14, 2021
By JILLIAN LYNCHDaily News-Record  6/9/21  A satisfying meal fills the stomach.It’s arguable that a Friday lunch at Our Community Place also nourishes the heart and mind.Every Friday, Our Community Place, a daytime shelter for the housing insecure, hosts the Friday Lunch Restaurant for both dine in and carryout.Clients at OCP, called “community members,” can volunteer as servers and bussers at ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community
Monday, June 14, 2021
Home is Where the Art IsArts Council To Reopen Court Square TheaterBy JILLIAN LYNCHDaily News-Record  Soon, the sights of flying bread at the “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” funky local bands at MACROCK, theatrical performances by Valley Playhouse and edgy documentaries at the Hispanic Film Festival will have a home once again.The Arts Council of the Valley board of directors voted unanimously to ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, June 14, 2021
For Immediate Release – June 03, 2021 Contact: Thanh Dang, Department of Community Development Assistant Director Thanh.Dang@harrisonburgva.gov Virtual forum to seek public input on Zoning & Subdivision Ordinances update HARRISONBURG, Va. – Work on the City of Harrisonburg’s Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances update project continues to move forward, as an upcoming virtual public meeting and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber, Community
Tuesday, June 08, 2021
Eastern Mennonite School is seeking hosts for high school students from South Korea, Albania and Germany. International student hosts receive a monthly stipend and work with a the school's International Student Officer to provide emotional and practical support to students. Learn more about the program and host application process at easternmennonite.org/host
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Monday, June 07, 2021
Pleasant View's June 50th Anniversary Activity 50 Miles for 50 Years  Join us in getting out and enjoying accessible parks during the month of June for Pleasant View's 50 Miles for 50 years activities.   Pleasant View is celebrating 50 years of providing home and community-based services to individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities by holding accessible monthly ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Chamber
Friday, June 04, 2021
By JILLIAN LYNCHDaily News-Record  6/4/21  Though the redbuds may have bloomed in mid-April, Dayton is opening up for the 11th annual Redbud Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.The event, known for handing out free redbud saplings, is usually held in April and was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“We started planning for this year’s festival without knowing if we would be ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, June 03, 2021
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  6/2/21  The closed Harrisonburg- Rockingham Free Clinic is in the process of turning all its assets over to the Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham, according to a May press release.“The board is committed to being good stewards of the community-invested assets entrusted to us, to ensure all who need health care in our community have access to ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, June 03, 2021
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record 6/3/21  For the last few years, Broadway has been looking to purchase a historic building that previously served as part of the first Broadway High School.On Tuesday, the wait came to an end.Broadway Town Council unanimously approved purchasing the property, located at 131 S. Main St., with the idea of transforming the space into a multiuse theater similar to ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
Harrisonburg, VA – Coldwell Banker Premier, the #1 real estate company in a 9-county footprint, recently opened a new office in Harrisonburg. This office is located at 1950 Evelyn Byrd Ave, Suite A and will be managed by Sheila (Jenkins) Hall, a long-serving agent/manager in that market. The addition of this location brings the company’s regional office count to 8. Founder and CEO, Steve ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
STAUNTON, Va., June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- First Bank and Trust Company, a diversified financial services firm with assets of $2.5 billion, today announced that Karen Tupitza has been appointed as Vice President and Wealth Management Officer in Staunton, Virginia. Tupitza brings over 25 years of financial planning experience with her. Before joining First Bank and Trust Company, Tupitza ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
Paul Eberly named to list of 40 Under 40: 2021’s Emerging Community Bank Leaders The Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA) recently announced its Emerging Community Bank Leaders third annual “40 under 40” awards selection for 2021. The ICBA recognizes community-minded, innovative leaders under 40 years old who represent the future of the community banking industry. F&M Bank’s Chief ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest, Community
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
Apexnetwork Physical Therapy- Pleased to announce we will be opening a second location in Bridgewater at 406 N Main Street (next to Urgies). We offer outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy services. Owners Mitch and Valerie Lovinger have been living in Bridgewater close to 20 years and excited to bring their business to this community. Opening scheduled for July 6th. Apex PT is proud of ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Summer Brown Bag Lecture Series:Catbird Research with Dr. Dana Moseley  Wednesday, June 2 | 12 PM – 1 PMErnst Tree Terrace at the Frances Plecker Education center   Dr. Moseley is a sensory ecologist studying how animal communication is impacted by a noisy environment. Her research focuses on the gray catbird, a migratory species that breeds locally and can be found in backyards, the national ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest, Education, Fun Facts
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Arts Council of the Valley Announces First Fridays Downtown Events for June HARRISONBURG, VA – Arts Council of the Valley’s June First Fridays Downtown features in-person options throughout the month at several locations, with other venues offering virtual arts experiences - or a combination of the two. A First Fridays Downtown interactive map provides information on each venue ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Sentara Healthcare today announced a $40 million investment to expand the Sentara Healthier Communities Fund across the communities we serve in the Commonwealth of Virginia and Northeast North Carolina to further address health disparities magnified by the impact of COVID-19 on underserved populations. Earlier this year, Sentara announced an initial $10 million community investment, called the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Friday, May 28, 2021
Governor Northam Announces Plastic Manufacturer to Establish U.S. Corporate Headquarters in HarrisonburgSIBO GROUP to invest $2.6 million in new operation, creating 24 new jobs RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that SIBO GROUP, a Slovenia-based manufacturer of closure solutions for tubes, containers, and other packaging systems, will invest $2.6 million to establish its U.S. ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community
Friday, May 28, 2021
Franklin, West Virginia – In March 2020, Pendleton Community Bank (PCB) began processing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to mitigate the impact of the global pandemic in the communities they serve. On May 5, 2021, the Small Business Administration announced all funding allocated for the second round had been distributed. Since the start of the pandemic, PCB is honored to aid 930 small ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, May 20, 2021
  By MEGAN WILLIAMS Daily News-Record This school year has been all about adjusting expectations and meeting student needs when and how you can. For programs at Massanutten Technical Center, that has been no different. With the price of lumber so high and social distancing and other protocols in place, MTC knew its building management program wasn’t going to be able to build the type of ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, May 07, 2021
ROCKINGHAM – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative and its statewide association have selected 15 high school seniors as recipients of $1,000 scholarships.   The cooperative’s Operation Round Up Committee recognized the following 10 students as recipients of this year’s SVEC scholarships:   John Ballentine, James Wood High School, son of Howard and Lynn Ann BallentineMary Winters Blanchard, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, May 06, 2021
Northam: Many restrictions likely to be lifted June 15If COVID trends remain positive, state can relax attendance caps PUBLISHED MAY 6, 2021BY KATE ANDREWSGov. Ralph Northam speaks at his May 6, 2021, news conference. Virginia will relax most COVID-19 mitigation measures by June 15 if vaccination numbers continue to increase and spread of the virus continues to decrease, Gov. Ralph Northam said ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest, Community
Monday, May 03, 2021
Governor Northam Updates Mask Guidance to Align with CDC Changes RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today amended Executive Order Seventy-Two to adopt new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on mask use in outdoor settings. The CDC guidelines state that fully vaccinated individuals do not have to wear masks outdoors when alone or in small gatherings. Mask use is still ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, General News Article
Monday, May 03, 2021
Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley announces their new Clinical Director  Harrisonburg, VA – May 3, 2021 – Approximately 6,000 people in the Central Shenandoah Valley Community are affected with brain injury. In 2020, Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley (BICSV) met its mission to help provide options for your neighbors to return to work, school, and live productive ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Friday, April 30, 2021
Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA Reaches 93% Live Release RateBy JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record 4/24/21  When Huck Nawaz was hired as the executive director of the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA, he took over a shelter with one of the highest euthanasia rates for cats in the state.He started the position in 2018, one year after the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 30, 2021
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative Issues Solar Power Request for Proposals Not-for-profit cooperative seeks up to 400 MW of solar energy Glen Allen, VA – Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) has issued a request for proposals from solar energy project developers for up to 400 MW of solar energy and related attributes. The RFP also invites, but does not require, proposals that include battery ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 23, 2021
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record 4/23/21  It wasn’t the first time Valley lawmakers gathered virtually for the annual bruncheon hosted by Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, but it could be the last.During Thursday’s post-legislative session breakfast event, more than 40 people signed on to listen to legislators representing Harrisonburg and Rockingham County as they shared their ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
Friday, April 23, 2021
VIRGINIA’S STABLE CRAFT BREWING AT HERMITAGE HILL TO BECOME FIRST BREWERY ON EAST COAST TO LAUNCH ZERO FOOD WASTE INITIATIVE WAYNESBORO, VA – (April 22, 2021) - entral Virginia’s Stable Craft Brewing at Hermitage Hill, an authentic working farm brewery and winery, will become the first brewery on the East Coast to launch a zero food waste initiative for its award-winning brewery, restaurant and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest, General News Article, Fun Facts, Economic, Chamber, Community
Thursday, April 22, 2021
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  4/22/21  Heading into Wednesday’s Great Community Give, Amanda Bomfim had her eyes set at $1 million.Little did she know, the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County community would shatter that goal by lunchtime. By the end of the day, the fundraiser received more than the last three years combined.“It’s a testament to the community,” said Bomfim, program officer for ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Harrisonburg, VA – The 4TH annual GREAT COMMUNITY GIVE was held today, Wednesday, April 21, 6:30am-8pm. As Harrisonburg and Rockingham County’s community-wide day of “Giving”, GREAT COMMUNITY GIVE has had notable response as a one-day fundraising event in support of local nonprofit agencies. Past results are as follows: 2018, 53 nonprofits participated with $276,820 raised. 2019, 89 nonprofits ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest, Community
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Virginia Chamber Foundation Announces Blueprint Virginia 2030 Regional Tour Virtual Economic Briefing and Listening Tour Scheduled to Facilitate Policy Recommendations of Leaders from Across the Commonwealth for Virginia's Next Statewide Strategic Plan, Blueprint Virginia 2030   RICHMOND, Va., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Moments ago, the Virginia Chamber Foundation announced the Blueprint ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Economic, Education, Chamber, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, April 08, 2021
Patricia Koogler Achieves Circle of Success Recognition at Ameriprise Financial  Waynesboro, VA – April 8, 2021 – Patricia F. Koogler, CPA, CRPC®, CLTC® a Private Wealth Advisor with Koogler Financial Group a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC. in Waynesboro and Harrisonburg, has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program and will ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, April 08, 2021
Koogler Financial Group Earns Ameriprise Client Experience Award  Waynesboro, VA – April 8, 2021 – Koogler Financial Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC in Waynesboro, and Harrisonburg, has earned the 2020 Ameriprise Client Experience Award.  This award was given to Koogler Financial Group because their ability to consistently deliver personalized, ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Friday, April 02, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce announces their new President & CEO, Christopher “Chris” Quinn April 2, 2021 – The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Christopher “Chris” Quinn has been selected as the Chamber’s new President & CEO.   Quinn will start his new role as President & CEO on April 29, 2021, working remotely until ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Community, Chamber, General News Article, Economic, Education, Fun Facts
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    Aklilu Degene, MD                                              Earl King, MDCONTACT  Neil MowbrayBrand Engagement Consultant540-564-7205; 540-689-1000nwmowbra@sentara.com     Sentara RMH Physicians Honored on Doctor’s Day with 2021 Golden Stethoscope Award     HARRISONBURG, VA – Sentara Pulmonary & Critical Care Specialists Aklilu Degene, MD, and Earl King, MD, have been named the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Friday, March 26, 2021
Arts Council of the Valley Announces First Fridays Downtown Events for April HARRISONBURG, VA – Arts Council of the Valley’s April First Fridays Downtown features in-person events throughout the month at several locations, with other venues offering virtual arts experiences - or some combination of the two. A First Fridays Downtown interactive map provides information on each venue ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, March 26, 2021
 SENTARA HEALTHCARE ACHIEVES $15 STARTING WAGE, MERIT PAY RAISES  $15 minimum wage delivered eight months sooner than promised     HARRISONBURG, VA –Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare is taking a leadership position in the communities we serve by achieving a $15 per hour minimum starting wage eight months sooner than promised. Sentara announced in late 2019 that it would ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, March 22, 2021
3/22/21 For Immediate Release The Harrisonburg Farmers Market Opens for the Season! On Saturday, April 3, the Harrisonburg Farmers Market (HFM) will officially open for its Regular Market Season! Over 50 local farmers and artisans will participate in the market at the Tuner Pavilion, which has been the market location for 13 years. “Along with a variety of fresh, local produce, flowers, bread, ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Fun Facts, Economic
Friday, March 19, 2021
In Memory of Edith J. CarrierAugust 1, 1934 – March 14, 2021  Our hearts are with the Carrier family in hearing about Edith’s passing last Sunday evening. Edith J. Carrier, our namesake, was a remarkable woman who cared deeply about the Arboretum and James Madison University as a whole. We will always remember for her kindness, joyful presence, and love for gardening.  “Mrs. Carrier wore many ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, March 19, 2021
Daily News-Record  3/19/21  Dayton’s new economic development director, Meggie Roche, hit the ground running, according to Angela Lawrence, town manager.Roche’s first day was Jan. 19. The Fredericksburg native graduated from James Madison University in 2018 and majored in communication and minored in political science, Roche said.She first began to learn about economic development from her time ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Harrisonburg, VA (March 16, 2021). Wednesday, March 17, 2021 marks the 5th Annual #SBDCDay, a national, collective day to "celebrate and promote the impact America’s Small Business Development Centers have on the success of our nation’s dreamers, innovators, and doers." Nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the country and the hundreds of thousands of clients they serve will join in sharing success ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, March 15, 2021
For Immediate Release Contact: Ann Siciliano, 540-432-3863 or ann@tcfhr.org Website: www.tcfhr.org 2021 Scholarship Applications Available NOW The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County (TCFHR) announces the 2021 scholarship applications are now available online at www.tcfhr.org. Staff expertise at TCFHR links you directly to merit-based and financial need-based scholarships ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, March 12, 2021
EVENT PRESS RELEASE   CONTACT INFORMATION:Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of CommerceSara Wittigsara@hrchamber.org540.434.3862 x 108800 Country Club RoadHarrisonburg, VA 22802      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  HARRISONBURG-ROCKINGHAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES DATE CHANGE FOR VALLEYFEST; SHENANDOAH VALLEY'S BEER & WINE FESTIVAL TO SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 (SATURDAY)  Harrisonburg, VA – The ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest, General News Article, Fun Facts, Community, Chamber
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
Brown Edwards ranks among top 10 accounting firms in Virginia According to Virginia Business’ 2021 Annual Big Book review, Brown Edwards ranks sixth among all accounting firms with operations in Virginia and is the highest ranked firm among those headquartered in the Commonwealth. This ranking is based on total number of CPAs based in our Virginia offices.    As quoted by Brown Edwards CEO ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 08, 2021
Spring Garden Lecture SeriesWednesdays, 12 – 1 PM  $12/Lecture or$35 Lecture Series Package – Includes a new membership or renewal of existing!   Have you been curious about the many plant species the Arboretum offers at our annual sales? And how they can all come together cohesively in your garden? Join us for a special lecture series February – April focusing on herb, bird, and pollinator ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Saturday, March 06, 2021
New Dining Write-off: Business owners will receive a 100% deduction for any qualifying business meals.WE WANT TO BE SURE YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A GREAT NEW PERK FOR YOUR BUSINESS! Business owners will receive a 100% deduction for any qualifying business meals.   Thanks to recent legislation, your business can now deduct 100% of food or beverages “provided by a restaurant” for entertaining ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Economic, General News Article, Chamber, Community
Thursday, March 04, 2021
According to Virginia Business’ 2021 Annual Big Book review, Brown Edwards ranks sixth among all accounting firms with operations in Virginia and is the highest ranked firm among those headquartered in the Commonwealth. This ranking is based on total number of CPAs based in our Virginia offices.    As quoted by Brown Edwards CEO Jason Hartman, “I believe this ranking once again validates our ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, March 04, 2021
Harrisonburg, VA (March 2, 2021). When the Jon Henry General Store opened in New Market in 2018, owner and proprietor Jon Henry could never have guessed that in less than two years he would have to drastically overhaul the way he did business due to a global pandemic. Henry’s vision was to revive the historic Abbie Henkel House (1802) to its past use as a general store and build on his family's ...read more
Categories: Press Release
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
Categories: Press Release
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
Categories: Press Release
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: Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Chamber, General News Article
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: Human Interest, Press Release, Chamber, Community
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
Categories: Press Release
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
Categories: Press Release
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
Categories: 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
Categories: Community, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Human Interest
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
Categories: Press Release
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: Political, Press Release, Human Interest, General News Article, Economic, Community
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, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
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
Categories: Press Release
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
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, General News Article, Economic, Chamber, Community
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
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Fun Facts, General News Article
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
Categories: Press Release
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
Categories: Press Release
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
Categories: Press Release
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
Categories: Press Release
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: Economic, Community, 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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Monday, January 18, 2021
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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 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
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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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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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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
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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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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
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 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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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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