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Friday, January 18, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  1/18/19  HARRISONBURG — Legislation filed this week outlines where lawmakers will begin their deliberations on proposed tolls for Interstate 81.On Tuesday, state Sens. Mark Obenshain, R- Rockingham, and Bill Carrico, R-Grayson, introduced a bill that would fund improvements to the heavily traveled interstate. Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, filed companion ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, January 18, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  1/18/19  HARRISONBURG — Business leaders, taking time away from their everyday work to do a bit of socializing, chatted around the pool area of the DoubleTree by Hilton on Thursday evening. The event, sponsored by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, had a serious purpose beyond food and drinks, though.The business community was invited to attend the ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Thursday, January 17, 2019
WARM WISHESA ‘Revolutionary’ FriendshipFriendship Industries President Retires After 43 YearsBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  1/17/19  HARRISONBURG — George Homan’s 1974 skiing accident didn’t stop him from becoming a CEO.“[The accident] resulted in me needing to change careers,” Homan said, and that’s how he found himself at Friendship Industries, where he would work and lead for more than four ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Arts Council of the Valley to Host  Valentine’s Day ​ Cupid Crawl​ Fundraiser    HARRISONBURG, VA – Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) announces the return of its popular C u pid C r a wl ​ , Thursday, Feb 14, 5 to 9 pm. The romantic event offers a fun and fancy Valentine’s treat for that special someone, plus an opportunity to support the local arts scene.    Led by local artist Laura ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
 IMPORTANT NOTICE  for Harrisonburg Businesses and Commercial/Office Property Owners  Several Chamber members have reviewed the proposed ordinance and will have specific comments at tonight’s meeting and submitted to the Harrisonburg Department of Planning and Community Development before the end of the month. Regulation of signs is a balance between functionality, aesthetics, information, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The spring semester lineup of five Suter Science Seminars at Eastern Mennonite University includes presentations from experts in coastal systems, bibliotherapy, nitrogen and other topics. The seminars are free and open to the public, and made possible by the sponsorship of the Daniel B. Suter Endowment in Biology and the co-sponsorship of supporting programs. All seminars are in Room 106 of ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Papers/Research, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, January 14, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, Ca— It has been two years since Bluestone Vineyard has sent an Estate Grown Chardonnay to competition, and at this year’s San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) it did not disappoint. The 2017 Estate Grown Chardonnay won a gold medal and the 2016 Estate Grown Steep Face achieved silver. 2017 was a phenomenal harvest season for Virginia wine growers, as it saw near perfect ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, January 14, 2019
Lumos Networks and Spirit Communications  Rebrand as SEGRASM New name marks launch of combined company  dedicated to customers and employees   Waynesboro, Va., and Columbia, S.C., Jan. 14, 2019 – Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos”) and Spirit Communications (“Spirit”) announced today that the two companies have been rebranded as SEGRASM.   In announcing Segra, CEO Timothy G. Biltz said, “This new ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, January 14, 2019
HARRISONBURG, VA – The Virginia Quilt Museum will be opening for the season on Tuesday February 19, 2019. The museum will showcase quilts from the museum’s private collection as well as 25 quilts from the Houston International Festival which will include some of the most famous names in contemporary quilt art as well as emerging artists whose innovative work has caught many collector’s attention. ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, January 11, 2019
                             George W. Homan, II, retires from Friendship Industries  DATELINE: Harrisonburg, Virginia January xx, 2019  In 1975 George Homan began his career at Friendship Industries running a scanner to convert Rockingham Memorial Hospital’s records to microfiche, that era’s “new thing” in data retrieval.  More than 40 years later, Homan has retired as president and CEO, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, January 11, 2019
EMU celebrates the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  with several days of events around the theme “A Time to Break Silence.”  Service, learning and celebration begins on and off campus Friday, Jan. 18, and culminates in a full day of activities on Monday, Jan. 21. The theme comes from Habukuk 1:13: Your eyes are too pure to approve evil, And You can not look on wickedness ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Education, Human Interest
Friday, January 11, 2019
Thanks in part to the leadership of an Eastern Mennonite University Center for Justice and Peacebuilding alumna, a new license plate option in Virginia is spreading a message of – and raising funds for – community peacebuilding. The Community Peacebuilding plate, which became available a year after the tragic events of August 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, “can start conversations that we ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  JANUARY 8, 2019     Contact: ​Mark Finks 540.433.9189 mark@valleyarts.org      Sierra Hull Performs Feb 13 at Court Square Theater     HARRISONBURG, VA – Singer, songwriter, and mandolinist Sierra Hall brings her compelling bluegrass style to Court Square Theater Wednesday, Feb 13. The former child prodigy signed with Rounder at age 13, and distinguished herself by ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  1/9/19  HARRISONBURG — Gov. Ralph Northam rolled out a bipartisan proposal Tuesday for $2.2 billion in improvements along Interstate 81, which would be paid for in part by highway tolls.To make that happen, legislation establishing the Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Fund must make its way through the General Assembly, which convenes today for the 2019 ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  1/9/19  HARRISONBURG — Anticipation continues to build for Valley business leaders as state officials suggested tolls Tuesday to pay for improvements to Interstate 81.Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam announced draft legislation to generate $2.2 billion for projects identified last year in a plan by the Commonwealth Transportation Board.An announcement from Northam’s ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Hit The Ground RunningCampbell Completes First Year Leading HarrisonburgBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record 1/9/19  HARRISONBURG — Eric Campbell has spent a memorable fi rst year as Harrisonburg city manager and says his passion for local government has only grown.From Petersburg to Portsmouth to Charlotte, N.C., to Dallas, Campbell is no stranger to the world of city governance — he’s been doing ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
ArtWorks Gallery is excited for some changes coming to the Spring 2019 Semester at James Madison University! Gallery Director, Therese Smith is joined by Assistant Director, Caley English, and Graduate Advisor, Mallory Burrell. Therese Smith served as Co-Director during the Fall 2018 Semester. She is a Graphic Design Major in The School of Art, Design and Art History. Caley English was a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
2. Bridgewater Source: Public domainOverall SnackAbility  7/10 Population: 5,906Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)Median Home Value: $209,200 (23rd best)Unemployment Rate: 3.3% (4th best)More on Bridgewater: Real Estate | Data | Photos Bridgewater is just about as close to a perfect area as you can get. Residents here are gainfully employed, and the schools are some of the best in the state. It’s ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: F&M Bank Welcomes Paul Eberly as Vice President, Agricultural and Rural Programs Leader   For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 08, 2019 | Timberville, VA -- F&M Bank is pleased to welcome Paul Eberly as Vice President, Agricultural and Rural Programs Leader to its growing organization. Paul brings with him over 13 years of experience in agricultural lending, sales, and credit within the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
A new book edited by Eastern Mennonite University professors David Evans and Peter Dula engages with author Ta-Nehisi Coates from a Christian perspective. Between the world of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Christianity (Cascade, 2018) includes essays by theologians, ethicists and religious studies scholars responding to Coates’ Between the World and Me (Random House, 2015) on various topics, including ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Papers/Research
Monday, January 07, 2019
When the winner of the 2018 Robert B. and Gladys Hopkins Strickler Honored Teacher Award was announced, Jerry Philp was not expecting to hear his name. “Last year’s award was a great surprise for me,” Philp recalls.   Philp teaches band at Skyline Middle School. His classroom sits at the end of a hallway, out of earshot of all but one other room. Except for his students, not many people ever ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, January 07, 2019
For Immediate ReleaseF&M Bank and its Board of Directors would like to congratulate the following 19 individuals on their Officer promotions effective January 1, 2019. January 7, 2018, Timberville, VA -- F&M Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of the following employees to the roles of Senior Vice President, Vice President, Assistant Vice President, and Bank Officer.     Senior Vice ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, January 07, 2019
DNR 1/3/2019  HARRISONBURG — Farmers & Merchants Bank announced promotions for employees at several of its branches in the Shenandoah Valley.Jonah Pence was promoted to senior vice president and market leader for F&M Bank’s Harrisonburg and Rockingham County offices, according to a bank press release.Pence, who lives in Cross Keys, has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Virginia Tech as well as ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, January 07, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  1/5/19  HARRISONBURG — With most of its patients now covered by Medicaid, the Harrisonburg- Rockingham Free Clinic has changed its income eligibility requirements.The nonprofit health center’s board voted Dec. 28 to increase its income threshold for patients from 200 percent to 300 percent of the federal poverty level.In 2018, the federal poverty level for ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, January 04, 2019
EXCEPTIONAL EXECUTIVELiving Life To The FullestRole Models, Challenges Shape Lori KiznerBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  12/31/18  HARRISONBURG — Everything is different in Lori Kizner’s world.To her, it’s about mentoring college students and helping young kids reach their full potential. But it’s also about living.Living her life to its fullest potential.Kizner is known to most people in the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, January 04, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDNR 1/2/2019  Daily News-Record  ELKTON — After almost three years with no one in the position, Elkton is now formally searching for a town manager.When Josh Gooden was elected mayor in November, he said he wanted to find a full-time town manager as soon as possible.“Filling the position is a top priority because it is needed for the long-term and the short-term planning of the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, January 04, 2019
CANINE CONNECTIONLocal SPCA Hires New DirectorBy SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  1/3/19  HARRISONBURG — The Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA has hired a new executive director who wants to lower the shelter’s high euthanasia rate.Huck Nawaz replaces Anne Anderson, who retired at the end of the year after 22 years. Nawaz officially takes over as executive director this month.Nawaz, 36, most recently ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, January 04, 2019
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  1/4/19  HARRISONBURG — Kristo and Mira Papa had a dream to open their own restaurant.Often, they would stay up until 4 a.m. planning and building Rocktown Kitchen inside the Ice House complex in downtown Harrisonburg.“I remember the nights when we bought chalk and drew out the entire restaurant on the floor,” Mira Papa said in a video played at the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, January 04, 2019
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce officers and new Board members for 2019 elected at the January 3rd Annual Banquet, held at the Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center. This year’s Executive Committee introduced at the Annual Banquet includes:Dr. John Downey, BRCC –ChairFrank Oncken, Skyline Roofing – Chair-ElectJoel ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Seven Lenhart Pettit Lawyers Named “Legal Elite”   Lenhart Pettit proudly announces that seven of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 “Legal Elite” survey conducted annually by Virginia Business magazine.  Statewide, only approximately 1,000 lawyers of the approximate 32,700 active Virginia State Bar members were named this year. The honored lawyers and the expertise for which they ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record 12/29/18  HARRISONBURG — Janice Shanholtzer was just out of high school when she applied for a job at Truck and Equipment doing parts inventory.There isn’t a special or meaningful story about why she applied for the job she did. Shanholtzer was just ready to start working.But what is special and meaningful was that she stayed. After taking the job in 1962, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  12/29/18  HARRISONBURG — The blood donation center in Harrisonburg is reopening on Wednesday as an American Red Cross facility following the national blood donation and disaster relief organization’s acquisition of Virginia Blood Services in November.The former Virginia Blood Services donation center, located at 182 Neff Ave., will begin collecting platelets ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, December 31, 2018
Lapp retires after years of leadership, relationship buildingThroughout his career, Lapp cared for community and people  HARRISONURG, Va. – Joseph Lapp, JD, Trust and Charitable Services Specialist, will retire from Everence® Financial at the end of 2018 after 15 years of helping members and clients integrate their faith and finances through charitable giving.  In 2003, Joseph joined Everence ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, December 28, 2018
‘SOMETHING I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO’Field ExperienceNew Fair Manager’s Ag Roots Run DeepBy SHELBY MERTENSDaily News- Record 12/28/18  HARRISONBURG — Rebecca Holloway grew up on a farm in Grottoes and started showing market steers and hogs at the Rockingham County Fair at the age of 11.Her family has a long history at the fair, and she won several awards for livestock in her youth. She looked ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, December 27, 2018
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  12/24/18  HARRISONBURG — Today would likely be a stressful one for hundreds of families in the area as they prepare for Christmas morning.But volunteers and donors helped to ensure presents are under the tree.For two long weeks this month, 82-year-old Margie Miller weaved through rows of thousands of toys piled into the Rockingham County Fairgrounds’ exhibit hall ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, December 27, 2018
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  12/27/18  HARRISONBURG — Terry Burkholder, who was tasked with reviving First Night Harrisonburg eight years ago, is retiring in the new year, making way for a new executive director.The community New Year’s Eve celebration on Monday will be Burkholder’s last. Michael John Betts will take the reins on Jan. 1. “This is my eighth year and First Night continues to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, December 20, 2018
An Eastern Mennonite University team in the Mid-Atlantic region competition of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) placed 18th out of 184, besting the top teams from the likes of the University of Richmond, UNC-Charlotte, George Washington University, Dickinson College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Villanova University, Georgetown University, and Wake Forest ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, December 20, 2018
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  12/20/18  HARRISONBURG — For the past few days, New Market resident Pam Presgrave packed up pencils, notebooks, toothpaste and other items that most people take for granted.Over the next few days, more than 5,000 packages will be delivered to Virginia inmates provided by Kingsway Prison and Family Outreach in Harrisonburg.“It makes me feel good knowing that they’re ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Longtime Faculty Member Had Been Serving In Interim CapacityBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  12/20/18  HARRISONBURG — Mike Busing got his first taste of the business world working in his family’s meat packaging company in Indiana. Busing said that’s where he believes he got his work ethic.But after years of working in the business, Busing’s dad told him to work hard in school so that he ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, December 20, 2018
NewsInBriefRockingham County Recognized For Annual Financial ReportingDNR Online 12/20/18  HARRISONBURG — Rockingham County has been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association for its excellence in financial reporting. The county earned its 36th Certificate of Achievement for Excellence.The Board of Supervisors released to the public the Rockingham County Comprehensive Annual ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Eastern Mennonite University is gearing up for implementation of Green Dot, a proactive bystander training. Five staff will attend a multi-day instructor training this month. The phased roll-out will begin with faculty and staff in spring 2019, while students “will begin to see signs of the program on campus in fall 2019,” said Leda Werner. She manages a multi-year grant EMU received through ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  12/19/18  HARRISONBURG — Starting next year, James Madison University will offer a new cybersecurity noncredit professional development certificate program for business leaders who want to learn how to better protect company and consumer data.The 20-hour introductory course consists of two full days of class in Harrisonburg and Roanoke, and two morning online ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  12/18/18  HARRISONBURG — Like many high school seniors, 16-year-old Irene Liu faces the challenge of picking her future career.To help with that, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County schools joined together Monday for the inaugural “Rockingham-Harrisonburg Works” working luncheon held at the James Madison University Festival Conference and Student Center.The luncheon ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, December 17, 2018
OASIS PRESS RELEASE (for December2018/January2019 Events)  FIRST NIGHT: Dwight Martin will be playing at OASIS from 6:30-9:30; we will have complimentary warm drinks.  EXHIBITS:  VMRC (Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community: “OASIS and Friends” will exhibit at VMRC, showing in a variety of media. The exhibit will run from 13 January to 15 February, and will be in the Park Gables Gallery, 1491 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, December 17, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, VA. — Bridgewater College has announced a one-to-one $250,000 challenge grant from The Robert G. Cabell III and Maude Morgan Cabell Foundation, in Richmond, Va., to help fund the renovation of the Alexander Mack Memorial Library to create the new hub of learning on campus, the John Kenny Forrer Learning Commons. In order to obtain the grant, Bridgewater must raise $250,000 in cash ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, December 13, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News- Record 12/13/18  HARRISONBURG — Skyline Literacy has raised enough money to keep its doors open at least through the end of the fiscal year on June 30, the nonprofit announced Tuesday.After having its federal funding cut in recent years, the Harrisonburg-based organization for adults looking to improve their reading skills, attain citizenship, earn a GED or other ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Funding to go toward expansion of Pastoral Financial Assistance Program   GOSHEN, Indiana – Everence®, through its affiliate Mennonite Foundation, has received a second grant of $1 million as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders. The initiative supports religious organizations across the United States to reduce or alleviate key ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
By MAX LEEFor the Daily News-Record          12/10/18  The New Market- based Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation announced the preservation of 16 acres in an event in Staunton on Thursday.The 16- acre acquisition is part of the McDowell Battlefield. Terry Heder, the director of interpretation, education and history for the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District, said in a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
DNR 12/11/18  HARRISONBURG — Park View Federal Credit Union announced that Sherwyn Smeltzer, a financial adviser, is now a certified financial planner as authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.According to a Park View press release, Smeltzer is a certified public accountant at the nonprofit, member-owned cooperative credit union based in Harrisonburg.The certified ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, December 06, 2018
On November 29, 2018, Ellen R. Fitzwater retired as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of F & M Bank Corp. after 19 years of service. The Board of Directors of F&M Bank Corp. appointed Michael W. Pugh as the new Board Chair.  Mr. Pugh has served as a director of the Company for the past 24 years.   Attachment: “Passing of the gavel” from Ellen Fitzwater (right) to newly elected Chairman, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, December 06, 2018
By IAN MUNROFor the Daily News-Record          12/6/18  HARRISONBURG — Three state lawmakers representing parts of the Shenandoah Valley discussed a wide range of issues they hope to tackle in the upcoming General Assembly session with local business leaders on Wednesday.Dels. Tony Wilt, R-Broadway, and Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, and Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, spoke to about 50 people ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, November 30, 2018
Harrisonburg, VA firm Yancey & Bowman, LLC, is pleased to announce the joining of their firm with Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP effective December 1, 2018.   With this union, Roanoke, VA based Brown Edwards will have over 350 associates in 10 offices located in Blacksburg, Bristol, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Newport News, Roanoke, and Wytheville, Virginia; Charleston and Bluefield, West Virginia; ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Area youth served by Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative are encouraged to apply to two programs to further achieve their goals. Scholarship applications are now available for high school seniors whose parents or guardians are member-owners of SVEC. The deadline to apply is Feb. 20. To find an application, please visit www.svec.coop/scholarships.  For high school juniors whose parents or ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  11/21/18  HARRISONBURG — About a week ago, Massanutten Resort cranked up its snow-making machines hoping to get an early start to the ski season.The machines shot out the white fluffy stuff for one night, but Mother Nature didn’t cooperate.“We hoped to make some last week, but the storm brought some warmer temperatures, so we weren’t able to make snow,” said Kenny ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Massanutten Regional Library Celebrates 90th AnniversaryBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  11/19/18  HARRISONBURG — Carol Stickley remembers helping her mother alphabetize the punch cards for books at Massanutten Regional Library on days when she had a dentist or a doctor’s appointment.Her mother, Sandra Monger- Shifflett, was a librarian there for 37 years before retiring in 2014.She and her ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  11-19-18  HARRISONBURG — The Rockingham Education Foundation Inc. is kicking off a campaign to raise $25,000 to start an endowment for the supply depot, which saves teachers from having to spend out-of-pocket money on classroom supplies.This is the Foundation’s 25th year as the fundraising arm for Rockingham County Public Schools, and to mark the occasion it ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  11/20/18  HARRISONBURG — Massanutten Technical Center is in talks with area businesses to create apprenticeship opportunities starting next semester.“The reception from the businesses was very positive,” said Kevin Hutton, MTC director. “By the start of second semester, we are hoping to have signed multiple business sponsorships and work on student ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  11/20/18  HARRISONBURG — The Shenandoah Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrated National Philanthropy Day on Monday by hosting a luncheon at Hotel Madison to award community members who have given back to their community this year.The luncheon was attended by about 300 people.Each award was introduced with a video of the person who ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  11/20/18  TIMBERVILLE — The Timberville Food Lion parking lot will transform into a holiday wonderland for the next month leading up to Christmas.The Christmas Village, located at 14064 Timber Way, is a new event organized by CART, Community Art Recreation of Timberville, a five-member organization that formed this summer to host events in town.Thirty-five ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, November 16, 2018
Staunton, Va. (NOVEMBER 14, 2018) – Cadence, Inc. recently partnered with Valley Career and Technical Center (VCTC), located in Fishersville, Virginia, to help get their new Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) program up and running to help train the next generation of the manufacturing workforce. Cadence donated funds that provided a UR5 collaborative robot to be used in the lab’s Robotics & ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, November 16, 2018
Nonprofit To Add Services Page, ShenandoahDNR 11/14/18  HARRISONBURG — A Harrisonburg- based nonprofit that supports people with brain injuries is expanding into Shenandoah and Page counties.Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley announced Monday that it received state funding to bring its services north.Founded in 2005, the nonprofit combines public and private resources to provide ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, November 16, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record 11/15/18  HARRISONBURG — If the big check and the shiny blue balloons weren’t enough to grab teachers’ attention, the announcement that the grants they submitted to the Harrisonburg Education Foundation were being funded definitely did.Members of the foundation’s board traveled to each of the city’s nine schools, along with Massanutten Technical Center and the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, November 16, 2018
Longtime Volunteer Named As General ManagerDNR 11/15/18  ROCKINGHAM — A Grottoes native and veteran Rockingham County agriculture teacher was named general manager of the Rockingham County Fair Association on Wednesday.Rebecca Holloway, 38, of Grottoes, will take the helm of the organization, its board of directors announced in a press release.Holloway has been involved with the fair for decades, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, November 16, 2018
JMU Students Collect Items For Food DriveBy PETE DELEADaily News- Record 11/15/18  HARRISONBURG — For the last few weeks, Mac Richard and his fellow students in James Madison University’s College of Business collected food for the needy.In their eighth year collecting, the students gathered more 6,500 items to go to the Harrisonburg Salvation Army.“It feels good,” said Richard, a 20-year-old ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, November 16, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  11/16/18  HARRISONBURG — Rockingham County Public Schools has created a panel to look at new ways to engage with students and the community.Among things the innovation committee will look at are ways to increase hands-on learning, improving school and community relationships, and how to support the emotional and behavioral needs of students.Formed this year, it ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  11/13/18  HARRISONBURG — Friendly City Food Co-op will raise its starting wage in 2019.Employees will see their hourly wage increase on Jan. 1, when the minimum wage goes to $11 an hour and $11.50 an hour after a 90-day period. The new starting wage increase affects both new hires and current employees who earn below that amount.“Our team members are the face ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
BUSINESSBRIEFSPark View Names Strategic Marketing DirectorDNR 11/13/18  HARRISONBURG — Elizabeth McNeal has been named Park View Federal Credit Union’s director of strategic marketing, according to a credit union press release. Mc-Neal will be responsible for leading PVFCU’s communications, market research, brand management and public relations initiatives, according to the release. McNeal earned ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
HONORING OUR HEROESCommunity Marks Veterans DayCeremony Commemorates World War I CentenaryBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  11/12/18  HARRISONBURG — A little bit of wind and cold didn’t stop patriotic crowds from flooding downtown streets Sunday afternoon to commemorate Veterans Day and the 100th centenary of the end of fighting in World War I. Many veterans stood on the sidewalks of ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, November 12, 2018
Superintendent Scheikl Also RecognizedBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  HARRISONBURG — Rockingham County Public Schools has been recognized for its digital conversion initiative. The division and its superintendent were honored by the Virginia Society for Technology in Education. The organization is the state arm of the Consortium for School Networking, the professional association for school ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, November 12, 2018
By PETE DELEADaily News-RecordROCKINGHAM — Two Rockingham County towns continue to rank among the safest in Virginia.SafeWise, a safety-focused community organization, released its list of the state’s 20 safest cities and towns this week. Bridgewater ranked No. 2, and Broadway followed at No. 3.Bridgewater had been ranked No. 1 for the last two years. It was replaced by Dumfries.“We were excited ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
BUSINESS BRIEFF&M Bank Tops Deposits In Rockingham CountyDNR   11/6/18  TIMBERVILLE — For the second year in a row, Farmers & Merchants Bank reports that it holds the top spot in deposit share in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County market.The bank, in a press release, stated that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s most recent data show that F&M Bank topped all banks in the metropolitan ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
  In Virginia, creating a safe environment goes beyond traditional crime fighting; it also means working to ensure no one is discriminated against based on race, religion, or other personal attributes. As Attorney General Mark R. Herring puts it, “No Virginian should be singled out for abuse, harassment, or mistreatment because of who they are, what they look like, how they worship, where ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, November 05, 2018
JustTech Recognized on 2018 CRN Next-Gen 250 ListAnnual List Recognizes Solution Providers Transforming Business with Emerging Technologies November 5, 2018 – JustTech, a technology company focusing on managed print solutions, managed IT solutions and custom Xerox app solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named JustTech to its 2018 Next-Gen 250 list for the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest
Friday, October 26, 2018
Brian K. Plum has been elected to lead the Virginia Association of Community Banks as its 2018-19 Chairman.  Plum is the Chief Executive Officer of Blue Ridge Bank in Luray, and the President & CEO of parent company Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc.  “Brian brings an enormous amount of energy and creativity to the table.  His enthusiasm for community banking – his community, his customers and his ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, October 26, 2018
Bus Passenger Level Exceeds ExpectationsBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  10/26/18  HARRISONBURG — Parth Parikh was walking from class Thursday afternoon when he caught a sight that could make life easier for him and his parents.Being a freshman at James Madison University, Parikh is not allowed to have a vehicle, which makes it hard to get home to Winchester.On Thursday, he came across the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  The Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP) Executive Committee and Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Jay A. Langston, Ph.D., as the new executive director of the organization. Dr. Langston is coming to the SVP from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) where he serves as the Managing Director of Business Retention and Expansion. In this role Dr. Langston ...read more
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