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Friday, May 29, 2020
DNR 5/27/20  RICHMOND ( AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam is ordering that Virginians wear masks while in public indoor spaces, saying the measure is needed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.Northam said at a news conference Tuesday that he’s ordering masks be worn starting Friday inside all retail stores, while using public transportation, and in any other indoor places where people ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 29, 2020
DNR 5/27/20   Massanutten Regional Library resumed accepting returns of borrowed materials, such as books and DVDs, at all MRL branches Tuesday. Returns should be made at the outside return drops and boxes. Once items are returned, they will be quarantined for an extended period of time before being placed back on the shelves. Patrons who checked out materials while MRL was closed will not ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 29, 2020
By JOSETTE KEELORFor the Daily News-Record 5/28/20  FRONT ROYAL — Shenandoah National Park began a slow reopening Saturday as it welcomed visitors for Memorial Day weekend.Though park visitation was a little low overall, the weekend brought an influx of visitors at Front Royal’s entrance to Skyline Drive. Park officials announced Tuesday they recorded 1,623 vehicles entering at the Front Royal ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 28, 2020
United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County and The Community Foundation of HarrisonburgRockingham are pleased to announce the largest single gift to date to the Harrisonburg-Rockingham COVID-19 Community Response Fund.  Cargill will make a gift of $150,000 to support local response efforts, bringing the total raised through the fund to more than $470,000.      “Cargill has been a longtime ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Friday, May 29 | 5:00 p.m. on VPMCelebrate the Class of 2020 with Governor Ralph Northam, the First Lady Pamela Northam and most importantly, you, our graduates. Together, we will celebrate the accomplishments and experiences of Virginia’s remarkable Class of 2020 Here is the link:  https://vpm.org/virginia-graduates-together  
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
MEDIA CONTACTSNICOLE SWANN, ICBA nicole.swann@icba.orgKELSEY DEAN, F&M BANK kwdean@fmbankva.comTimberville, VA (May 26, 2020)—F&M Bank announced today that it has processed more than 600 loans totaling  approximately $60 million under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help local small businesses support payroll and related costs, saving numerous jobs ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, May 22, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  5/21/20    Arts Council of the Valley and Rockingham Fine Arts Association are collaborating with Riner Rentals on a fundraiser to paint the town with abstract images of health care employees as a salute to those on the front lines while raising money for both artists and essential workers.Twenty artists from the Valley are participating in #artfelt-THANKS, a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 22, 2020
DNR 5/22/20    On Saturday, Shenandoah National Park will begin its phased reopening with Skyline Drive and some trails becoming accessible to visitors at 8 a. m.The drive and trails will remain open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. with normal entry fees, according to the park’s website.During the first phase, trails associated with Old Rag and Whiteoak — along with boundary trailheads and picnic ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 21, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2020                            ​Contact: ​Ann Leatherwood 540.801.8779 Ann@valleyarts.org    Arts Council of the Valley to Suspend Court Square Theater Operations    HARRISONBURG, VA – The Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) Board of Directors has decided to suspend operations of its Court Square Theater for at least one year, beginning July 1, 2020. The theater ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Press Release, Chamber, Education
Thursday, May 21, 2020
ROCKINGHAM – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative advises members to be aware of scam calls in which callers are demanding payment immediately or else threatening that power will be shut off.    The cooperative would like to remind members that our employees will never call members and demand immediate payment by phone. In one recent example of a reported scam, the caller tried to pressure a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Premier All-Season Resort in Virginia Is Getting Ready for its Phased Reopening by Conducting Staff Trainings, Revamping its Activity Program, Deep Cleaning the Property and More  McGaheysville, Va. – May 21, 2020 – Massanutten Resort, a premier all-season resort destination in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, today announced its plans to reopen operations in phases starting June 12th. ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    May 18, 2020      ​​CONTACT: Karen Wigginton - Chief Marketing Officer - 540-568-8518          kwigginton@sunnyside.cc    Sunnyside Names New Executive Director    HARRISONBURG, VA – The president & CEO of Sunnyside Communities, Josh Lyons, has announced the appointment of Charlotte Sibold as executive director of Sunnyside Retirement Community.  Sibold will begin ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, May 18, 2020
We are delighted that Governor Northam has given the green light for much of Virginia to move into Phase I of Virginia Strong.  At WILD GUYde Adventures, we are ready to go with our Rock Climbing, Paddling, and Hiking options ("open air").  We are temporarily suspending Wild Caving, since that is considered "enclosed space."  So if your family has exhausted your living room and local park activity ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, May 18, 2020
One master codebreaker and Appalachian Trail hiker, one supercomputer builder and high school soccer coach, one student organization leader headed to doctoral studies, one environmental designer bound for data analysis, and one cross-country athlete and eco-marathon mechanic. Austin Engle, Juan Vazquez, Collin Longenecker, James Paetkau and Ben Stutzman comprise the first graduating class of ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Education, Human Interest
Monday, May 18, 2020
“Happy what-should-have-been graduation day,” wrote Eastern Mennonite University senior Heidi Grossnickle, dressed in cap and gown, in an Instagram caption to a photo that captured the bittersweet sentiments of a beautiful spring day.  Still, in this time of economic uncertainty and social distancing, graduates celebrated where they were, with family and friends through phone calls or in ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Education
Monday, May 18, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2020                            ​Contact: ​Ann Leatherwood 540.801.8779 Ann@valleyarts.org    Show Your #ArtfeltTHANKS  for Local COVID-19 Helpers    HARRISONBURG, VA – ​Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) and Rockingham Fine Arts Association (RFAA, formerly Spitzer Art Center) are collaborating with Riner Rentals on #artfeltTHANKS. The effort was launched to use ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 15, 2020
Service Industry Reopens With Cautious OptimismBy KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  5/15/20  No longer is sitting on the patio sipping a margarita or savoring a hot bed of fries on the wooden deck a pipeline dream. Grab your sunscreen and ask for a table under the patio umbrella because beginning today, May 15, some dining and drinking establishments are reopening to allow outdoor patronage.After ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 15, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  5/15/20  Set against cascades of limestone chimneys and bathed in pine, each summer, Mount Solon is freckled by pitched tents as root music lovers gather and strangers become friends at Red Wing Roots Music Festival.From dusk to dawn, those three days under the Red Wing Roots Music Festival sun bring endless tunes twiddling in the air across the music meadow, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 15, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  5/15/20  WEYERS CAVE — Expansion projects are ready for takeoff at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport as the airport commission approved accepting a grant offer worth close to $2 million and awarding a contract for construction of a taxiway and aircraft hangar facility.During Wednesday’s commission meeting, members voted to accept a grant offer of $ 1.9 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 15, 2020
City Staff Looking For Ways To Help Local Businesses During Phase OneBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record         5/15/20  As Harrisonburg restaurants open today and into the weekend, city staff is using the time to gauge what steps they can take to increase visits to local businesses, according to Brian Shull, the city’s director of economic development.“I think we’ll learn a lot over the weekend [ ...read more
Thursday, May 14, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record 5/14/20  As a truck pulled into TSSI Inc. on Wednesday, staff was excited. Not for the simple arrival of a tractor trailer, but about what was inside.“It was like Christmas this morning,” said Kristi Strang, vice president of vendor relations.Within the trailer was 500,000 KN95 masks the company ordered weeks ago, which finally found their way stateside from ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
 READY FOR A CHANGE IN THE WAY LAWYERS BILL YOU?Jared BurdenGreeneHurlocker PLC   For as long as there have been lawyers, lawyers have seemed expensive to clients.  In a world where you need certainty – knowing your costs, knowing your numbers – you never know how much you are in for when you pick up the phone to talk to your lawyer.  You don’t know where it’s going to lead.  Asking your lawyer ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
The COVID-19 Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Response Fund has granted over $200,000 in funds to local nonprofits who are working tirelessly with the vulnerable populations in our community during the COVID-19 crisis. As of May 8th, $287,386 has been raised for this effort. The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County and United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County granted ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, May 11, 2020
 CONTACT  Neil MowbrayBrand Engagement Consultant540-564-7205; 540-689-1000nwmowbra@sentara.com     Sentara RMH Medical Center Updates Hospital Visitation Policy   HARRISONBURG, VA –Effective today, Monday, May 11, Sentara RMH has modified its visitation policy for the main hospital. The changes apply only to the main hospital.  All visitors are required to wear a mask and observe ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Chamber, Human Interest
Monday, May 11, 2020
DNR 5/9/20  RICHMOND (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is laying out his plans for reopening the state next week amid the coronavirus pandemic, cautioning that the process will be gradual and many restrictions will remain in place for at least several more weeks.“We are not flipping a light switch from closed to open,” Northam said. “When the time is right we will turn a dimmer switch up just a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, May 11, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record 5/9/20  Abby Chick and her staff at Blakemore’s Flowers are used to fulfilling hundreds of orders during Mother’s Day weekend, but typically with a staff of more than a dozen.In 2019, the Harrisonburg flower shop made $ 20,000 in sales, Chick said, and as of Wednesday already surpassed that mark — all with only five employees.Due to COVID- 19, Chick had to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 08, 2020
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  5/8/20  For the last seven years, thousands of Shenandoah Valley residents spent Memorial Day at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds to pay tribute to veterans and first responders.But with Gov. Ralph Northam’s stay- at- home order to help combat the spread of COVID-19, the annual tradition is being postponed from May 25 to Labor Day, Sept. 7.The event is hosted by ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 08, 2020
May 8, 2020  Harrisonburg-Rockingham COVID-19 Business Impact and Recovery Survey Results Released   In late April, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Business Support Taskforce distributed a COVID-19 Business Impact and Recovery Survey in order to gain additional insight into the immediate effects of the pandemic on area employers and their sentiment on the economic recovery, while anticipating an ...read more
Categories: Political, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research
Thursday, May 07, 2020
 On Monday, Virginia Governor Northam announced a tentative plan to re-open Virginia and it’s economy. Look for specific guidelines for various business sectors in the next few days, hopefully.The Governor’s Three Phases for reopening Virginia(each phase ranges 2-4 weeks)Phase 1 for reopening in Virginia would mean: (Estimated start date 5.15.2020)Policies to keep customers and workers separate at ...read more
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Thursday, May 07, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  5/6/20  In an effort to continue offering grants for local businesses struggling during the COVID- 19 pandemic, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County have joined together to offer a “Rock Strong” T-shirt fundraiser to raise money for the Resilience Grant Fund.In March, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham COVID-19 Business Support Taskforce was formed to coordinate ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, May 07, 2020
 Sentara RMH Visitation Policy NOT Changing Until Monday, May 11, 2020   HARRISONBURG, VA – Some hospitals in the Sentara system have opened up visitation to allow additional visitors starting today, but Sentara RMH is NOT among them. Sentara RMH Medical Center will update its visitation policy beginning Monday, May 11.  We will provide an update on Monday when the policy changes.  We ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Papers/Research
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Dove Development & Consulting, LLC Named a Recertification Provider for SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® HR Credentials  Rockingham County – Dove Development & Consulting, LLC is pleased to announce its Recertification Provider status with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management, to offer programs that qualify for ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest, General News Article, Education
Monday, May 04, 2020
RICHMOND, Va. (WHSV) — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam addressed the commonwealth on Monday for his latest briefing on Virginia's response to COVID-19. The governor's Monday briefing came after he discussed Virginia's testing progress and where the commonwealth stood on Friday, outlining how the commonwealth was working to ramp up testing capacity. When discussing the plan for Virginia's ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, April 30, 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Suzi Martinez Carter, s.martinezcarter@gmail.com, 540-810-7667HARRISONBURG, VA – Local counselors and peer mental health advocates announced the launch of a new mental health service during COVID-19, the Shenandoah Valley Emotional Support Line. Staffed by volunteer mental health professionals, including licensed counselors and residents, Valley residents in need of non-emergency ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, April 30, 2020
‘Ready To Deliver’Nationwide Church Effort Sends 40,000 Pounds Of Donations To Food BankBy KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  4/29/20  For the average family, pasta, canned vegetables and cartons of dairy are timeless shopping list staples kept tucked away on reserve for a go-to lunch or dinner. On food bank shelves, the nutritious and nonperishable goods are priceless supplies to feed those ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, April 30, 2020
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  4/29/20  Harrisonburg and Rockingham County tapped a dispatch assistant manager for the Milwaukee Fire Department as the new director of the Harrisonburg- Rockingham Emergency Communications Center, according to a Tuesday press release.Courtney Doberstein, a 20year veteran of 911 telecommunications, will start on June 15.“ One of the reasons I was attracted to this ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, April 30, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  4/29/20  Lisa and Rob Roeschley were getting ready to close the doors to Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn in downtown Harrisonburg when they received a call from manufacturer Danone North America, which wanted to place an order for popcorn.The lights were turned off, and the store was cleaned and ready to be closed for the foreseeable future as other Shirley stores ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 27, 2020
ROCKINGHAM – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) has selected 10 high school seniors as recipients of $1,000 scholarships.   The cooperative’s Operation Round Up Committee recognized the following students:   Sabrina Bauserman, Strasburg, daughter of Ronald and Laura BausermanMorgan Brown, Broadway, daughter of Steven and Cathy BrownJazmin Correa Ortega, Spotswood, daughter of Pedro ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  4/22/20  Fifty years ago on this day, the nation celebrated the first Earth Day as a homage to Mother Nature and in recognition of environmental action. To commemorate the historical milestone, the streets bear no marchers or celebrations, but within their homes, nature lovers are finding ways to recognize the holiday’s anniversary during the pandemic.Whether ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Sewing For The FrontlineFabric Stores Essential During Virus PandemicBy JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  4/18/20  Peggy Simmons turned her quilting setup into a face-mask making production weeks before elastic, thread and sewing needles were hard to come by.And with help from local fabric stores, Simmons has been able to donate more than 300 masks to people across the United States.Nearly a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Industry professional brings regional and national sales experience  Harrisonburg, VA (April 21, 2020) Leading hospitality management company Jackson Hotel Management is proud to welcome Mary Bayer as its new Corporate Director of Sales. Bayer brings more than 25-years of sales experience to the company’s corporate staff.  Prior to joining Jackson Hotel Management, Bayer served as Director of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 17, 2020
STILL POPPINGFacing Closure, Large Orders Poured In To Keep Shirley’s RunningBy JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  4/15/20  Lisa and Rob Roeschley were getting ready to close the doors to Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn in downtown Harrisonburg when they received a call from manufacturer Danone North America, which wanted to place an order for popcorn.The lights were turned off, and the store was ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 17, 2020
Valley Airports To Receive Millions In Federal FundingBy JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  4/16/20  When Congress passed the more than $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, it included more than $ 309 million in federal funding for 47 airports across the commonwealth, including two Valley airports.As part of the CARES Act, the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, April 16, 2020
We at VPM understand these are uncertain and challenging times for our community.  We're listening to leaders and partners in our community and are very concerned with the needs being expressed by families, educators and community leaders.  1) The attached schedule for VPM Learning Plus programming for April 13-17.   2) The attached VPM Home Learning one-sheet. (Note: This includes a ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts, Press Release
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Here’s the latest in our response https://www.brafb.org/covid-19/. We are still exempt from Gov. Northam’s Stay-At-Home order. As you can imagine, we’re serving more neighbors, likely due to the increased unemployment rate that we’re currently seeing not only in our area but across the country. Here’s the email that Michael sent out on 4/2. If you do not receive these emails and would like to, ...read more
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  4/11/20  The tasting rooms may be empty, but the wine is still flowing as COVID-19 has put local wineries in the Valley to the test to see how they can get their products to customers who can’t step foot inside their stores.When social- distancing guidelines were put in place, Bluestone Vineyard and Cross-Keys Vineyards were quick to implement curbside pickup ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  4/13/20  For Curtis and Judith Yankey, the Harrisonburg Farmers Market has been their family’s lifeline for eight years.The couple, who own North Mountain Produce, peddle produce grown on their 10-acre farm near Timberville.From asparagus and collard greens to potatoes and onions, selling produce to market shoppers helps the Yankeys make a living.But due to the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
 Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's during such unprecedented times brings new challenges. The Alzheimer's Association is offering online education programs and telephone support groups during the COVID-19 crisis. There are free programs at various times to fit your schedule. Registration is required. Details: https://bit.ly/3e3HHoZ   Mary Sandridge | Director, Communications & Marketing | ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 10, 2020
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  4/7/20  Nine schools in Rockingham County are being used as meal pickup sites twice a week since students were told they would not be returning to the classroom in mid- March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.After offering meals every day during the first week of March 16, Rockingham County Public Schools has gone to a twice weekly pick-up where a number of meals ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 10, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  4/10/20  When Anicira started its pet food pantry 11 years ago, it was to make sure cats and dogs don’t go hungry. Since then, the nonprofit veterinary organization has grown to serve 75 families a month, and the need for pet food is growing.Due to pay cuts, job losses and furloughs in response to the economic impact of COVID-19, Katie Nicholson, marketing and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 10, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  4/10/20  The Rockingham County Board of Supervisors discussed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to bring awareness for those facing a leave of absence due to COVID-19 at its meeting Wednesday.The federal law requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for reasons related to COVID-19, and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 10, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Harrisonburg-Rockingham COVID-19 Business Support Taskforce Awards 25 Small Business Grants    April 10, 2020 [Harrisonburg, VA] – The Harrisonburg-Rockingham COVID-19 Business Support Taskforce that formed last month to quickly coordinate support and resources for businesses in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham area in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has awarded ...read more
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Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Rent Concessions in Retail: Taking the Long View and the High Road By Jared Burden Partner, GreeneHurlocker Harrisonburg, VA   Recently it was April 1st, famous for being a day of jests and frivolity.  However, we’re in the middle of the COVID-19 epidemic and few of us feel frivolous.  In this troubled year of 2020, for landlords and tenants in the retail real estate industry, April 1st had ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, April 03, 2020
DN-R Staff Report    3/28/20  Harrisonburg and Rockingham County businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc., the parent company of the Daily News-Record, has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subsidizing local marketing efforts through matching grants.“We understand ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 03, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  3/28/20  On Friday night, Alysia Davis laid out her 8-year-old daughter’s yoga mat and miniature kettle bells so together they could work out. Social-distancing has meant increased family time across the globe and, together, households in the Valley shared a drink and a workout yesterday for a virtual Run, Sweat & Beers race.For years, VA Momentum has hosted ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 03, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  4/2/20  An anonymous donor has offered to match up to $20,000 worth of donations to The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham, according to Revlan Hill, the executive director.That means another $40,000 could quickly be raised for the Harrisonburg- Rockingham Community Response Fund, she said. The fund, which was established more than a week ago, is ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 03, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  4/2/20  Behind the meticulous lawns, a landscaping team; behind the stocked cafeteria, a truck driver delivering crates of food. Every day, countless workers keep life running at Sunnyside Retirement Community during the COVID-19 pandemic, so residents decided to share a thumbs-up in recognition of their hard work.The photo series was snapped by artist and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 03, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record 4/3/20  BROADWAY — Starting today, Broadway will be temporarily suspending its meals tax and trash fees to assist the town’s residents and business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic.Both measures will be effective until July 31 unless extended by the Town Council.Through a Facebook post on March 25, the town announced it would take action on the items during ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, April 02, 2020
The Department Of Labor Published Guidance On The Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Key Take Since the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”) was enacted, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published guidance for employers to understand their obligations under this new unprecedented legislation. A summary of the provisions of the FFCRA affecting employers can be found in our ...read more
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Thursday, April 02, 2020
Part 2: The Small Business Exemption And Other Key Takeaways For Employers From Updated Guidance On The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Authors: Lauren R. DardenPartner 540.438.5377 ldarden@wawlaw.comView Bio  Ashley H. WaterburyAssociate 540.438.5332 awaterbury@wawlaw.comView Bio On March 28, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published further guidance on certain provisions of ...read more
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Thursday, April 02, 2020
ValleyFest Beer and Wine Festival has been postponed until September 19, 2020. After careful consideration, consultations with local authorities and following published guidance from the CDC with the ongoing Coronavirus (COVOD-19) developments, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce is postponing ValleyFest20, with a new date of September 19, 2020 at Massanutten Resort.  Rescheduling of ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, Chamber, Education, General News Article, Political
Monday, March 30, 2020
Recently, the local Health Department and Sentara RMH Medical Center have received calls from people in the community stating that their employers are telling them they cannot return to work, following a period of absence due to sickness, until the employee can provide proof that they do not have the COVID-19 virus. While we understand and appreciate the efforts of local employers to be diligent ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Press Release, Community
Sunday, March 29, 2020
  I am pleased to announce that Truist will be donating $100,000 to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.  It serves 25 counties and eight cities along the Blue Ridge.  Prior to the pandemic, it provided food to 103,500 people each month through a far-reaching network of 200 food pantries, soup kitchens, schools, churches and other nonprofit groups.  Their programs will be an integral part of the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, March 27, 2020
Grocers’ GrindLocal Markets ‘Providing Service To The Community’By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  3/26/20  Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Steve Cooke, the general manager of Friendly City Food Co-op, would listen to National Public Radio during his commute to Harrisonburg from his home in Augusta County.But since, Cooke said he has shifted to listening to his favorite bands, such as Allison Krauss ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, March 27, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Frank Tamberrino: 540- 434-3862 Frank@hrchamber.org               Brian Shull: 540-432-7701 Brian.shull@harrisonburgva.gov                                                                                                                         Andrea Dono: 540-432-8934 Andrea.dono@harrisonburgva.gov  Harrisonburg-Rockingham COVID-19 Business ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Chamber
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
The Newly Enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Does It Mean For Employers?    On March 18, 2020, the President signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Family First Act”), which will go into effect on April 1, 2020. The Family First Act contains unprecedented provisions that will effect employers with 1-500 employees, including federally mandated paid ...read more
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  3/21/20  For many of the firefighters and emergency medical technicians in the Harrisonburg area, the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t their first rodeo.Harrisonburg Fire Chief Ian Bennett and Rockingham County Fire Chief Jeremy Holloway said first responders have dealt with the H1N1 virus in 2009 and the Ebola virus in 2014.While the new coronavirus is more widespread in ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  3/23/20  When C.V. Smith became the first employee and general manager of the Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau, now Rockingham Cooperative, operations of the company were vastly different than today.He worked from a borrowed desk, took out personal loans and helped save members hundreds of dollars.It was what started then with only two employees, Smith and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  3/24/20  Rockingham County is home to the top agricultural producers in Virginia and this week, producers and farmers across the commonwealth will be recognized nationwide.From Sunday through Saturday, the United States will celebrate the contributions of agriculture through the National Agriculture Week created by the Agriculture Council of America. National ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  3/25/20  From the moment the carnival lights come down and the last Mc-Gaheysville Ruritan funnel cake is served, plans for the next Rockingham County Fair have begun.Going on 71 years, the Rockingham County Fair brings together local organizations, civic groups and community members for a week of celebrating the agriculture community and classic fair fun ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, March 20, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  3/20/20  Area and regional economic development groups have joined forces with Harrisonburg and Rockingham County officials to support businesses in the city and county cope with the economic impact of the COVID- 19 pandemic.“We’re hearing from businesses of the need for cash flow pretty quickly, so we have taken steps at the city to try and help with that,” said ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Community, Human Interest
Friday, March 20, 2020
ATTENTION Beginning today we will be promoting our gift card sales as a means to support our staff. Today you will see social media posts and e-newsletters stating that 100% of proceeds from all gift cards sold while we are closed will be directed to paying staff.     Links and posts can be found below in addition to all of our social media channels. Thank you. We’ve received an outpouring ...read more
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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Regional COVID-19 Business Support Taskforce Formed   March 19, 2020 [Harrisonburg, VA] -- Regional agencies and organizations have teamed up to coordinate support and resources for businesses in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham area. The Regional COVID-19 Business Support Taskforce started meeting weekly to brainstorm ideas, curate resources, share information, and unify their efforts as they ...read more
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Thursday, March 19, 2020
In partnership with The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County, we have jointly established a relief fund that will allow for a central place for people to donate that will serve people most affected in our community.     Give Now     Collectively we have already raised over $100,000 thanks to the support of local donors. Thanks to all who have already committed to ...read more
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
 HARRISONBURG, VA –  Please see the video linked below for a message from local government, hospital and public health leaders about the importance of everyone in the community pulling together to help lower the spread of COVID-19.  Feel free to share this video on your social media channels and by any other means that might be appropriate to help spread this important and potentially life-saving ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Education, Human Interest
Monday, March 16, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  3/14/20  You might not get pinched, but green is in fashion this weekend as various venues kick off the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations early today.From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Old Hill Cider is bringing back the feel of fall with its staple apple cider donuts, granny smith apples coated in caramel and a tasting room exclusive, honey ginger hard cider, available by ...read more
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Friday, March 13, 2020
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record 3/12/20  PENN LAIRD — When Jay Roderick got out of the Navy, he got a job near his hometown of Broadway at Merck.From there he began climbing the corporate ladder at various companies across the country, finally reaching the position of chief operating officer at a company called Gemini Bio-Products in Sacramento, Calif. But what he found when he “reached the ...read more
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Thursday, March 12, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  3/12/20  WEYERS CAVE — Over 500 racers are jetting down to Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport this Sunday for Run the Runway 5K and Aviation Fun Day.For the third year, the Weyers Cave airport and Explore More Discovery Museum in Harrisonburg have partnered to raise funds for the museum’s aviation exhibit.Participants prepare for takeoff at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday ...read more
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Thursday, March 12, 2020
DNR 3/12/20    Just because the slopes have closed at Massanutten Resort for the season does not mean big things aren’t happening as the resort looks to the spring and summer months.One new activity is called “Have Your Cake and Eat it Too.” This will take place on Tuesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Conference Center lower level. It is for ages 8 and up and costs $25. Attendees will learn cake ...read more
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  3/11/20  BRIDGEWATER — Urgie’s Cheesesteaks’ Bridgewater location celebrated its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday afternoon to commemorate more whiz in the Valley.Formerly Jalapeno Southwest Grill, the location in Generations Park is an expansion of the Urgie’s in Harrisonburg both in size and menu. All classic entree items such as the hattrick and pierogies ...read more
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Thursday, March 05, 2020
A Hunger For HarrisonburgTaste Of Downtown Kicks Off Next WeekBy KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  3/4/20  Taste of Downtown is a weeklong opportunity for gluttony and flavor to take the wheel in a showcase of Harrisonburg’s dining options.For 12 years, the biannual event has celebrated the culinary craftsmanship of the city and worked to stimulate the market during off-seasons, according to ...read more
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Thursday, March 05, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  3/5/20  Over 100 guests attended the second Diversity in Business event hosted by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce at the Lucy F. Simms Center, according to Chris Jones, a city councilman and member of the chamber’s diversity council.“The more we understand diversity in the workplace and diversity in business, the more it will help to fulfill the ...read more
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Thursday, March 05, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  3/5/20  MASSANUTTEN — Massanutten Resort’s third annual Snow Moon Fest returns to the slopes with more lights, color and fun this weekend.In 2018, the resort hosted the first festival as an anniversary commemorating its opening in 1972. Now, the returning family-friendly fun and mischief is a way to ring in spring and reminisce the end of winter.Traditions of ...read more
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Wednesday, March 04, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  3/7/20  Shenandoah Valley Organic purchased two parcels of land adjacent to its site on North Liberty and Massanutten streets in Harrisonburg, according to Corwin Heatwole, the CEO, and city documents.In the $850,000 January deal between Shenandoah Valley Organic and JWK Land LLC, the poultry processing company bought 715 Massanutten St. and 744 Massanutten St.“Most ...read more
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  2/25/20  BRIDGEWATER — Dynamic Aviation in Bridgewater has nearly completed its sixth hangar, according to Michael Stoltzfus, the company president and CEO.“We have too many airplanes that are sitting outside at the moment,” Stoltzfus said in a Monday interview at the Dynamic Aviation property on Airport Road. “We have a tendency to add hangars, then over time, the ...read more
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Friday, February 21, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  2/20/20  The Shenandoah Valley has no shortage of wineries, making it only fitting to be the home of several 2020 Governor’s Cup gold medal winners.The Virginia Wineries Association Governor’s Cup Wine Competition wrapped up its 38th year of judging, awarding 64 wines from 40 different wineries a gold medal — including Rockingham County’s own Bluestone ...read more
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Friday, February 21, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWNews-Record   2/21/20  A dark and haunting rendition of the national flag features bones instead of stripes and crooked teeth that are reminiscent of stars on strips of dental X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging.Modern, abstract and historic — the latest exhibitions at the Virginia Quilt Museum aim to redefine the public’s perception of quilts.Trudi Van Dyke curated “No Fabric/ ...read more
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  2/19/20  Armed with a passion for quality beer and a homebrew kit, Jeff Moon studied as many texts and manuals as he could get his hands on for years with ambitions to open his own brewery. Two years ago, he took the leap and purchased the Wolfe Street Brewing lot to begin his beermaking adventure under the name Restless Moons Brewing.On Feb. 24, 2018, Restless ...read more
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
ROCKINGHAM – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) members who live in Rockingham County and are interested in serving on the Board of Directors may run for a seat this year.   SVEC’s board members serve staggered four-year terms, meaning only a handful are up for re-election in a given year. In 2020, the two seats up for re-election both are in Rockingham County. While the people ...read more
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Thursday, February 13, 2020
BRIDGEWATER, VIRGINIA: February 12, 2020 – Dynamic Aviation, provider of special-mission aviation solutions, announced the promotion of Rod Moyer to Director, Flight Safety. Rod is responsible for providing leadership to the company’s Safety Programs for all Flight Operations Business Segments. Additionally, he continues to serve leadership in supporting the restoration of the First Air Force ...read more
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Friday, February 07, 2020
Anonymous Donor Provides Funding For Four GroupsBy PETE DELEADaily News-Record  2/7/20  An anonymous donor provided The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County with $100,000 to establish endowments for four area nonprofits.The foundation’s executive director, Revlan Hill, said the donor came forward in December to begin the process.“We were thrilled,” Hill said. “It’s very ...read more
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Thursday, February 06, 2020
ROCKINGHAM – In its latest round of giving, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Committee on Jan. 29 awarded more than $15,000 in 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 ...read more
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Monday, February 03, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  2/1/20  Friendly City Food Co-op will expand into an adjacent building, according to a building permit application submitted to Harrisonburg.Steve Cooke, the general manager at the grocery store, said work will begin in March and the market will stay open for the eight- month duration of the project.The expansion will bring the footprint for the business to over ...read more
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Monday, February 03, 2020
FRIGIDFundrasier BRC Executives Take Plunge For Homeless ShelterBy KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  2/1/20  A little snow did not stop Bridgewater Retirement Community from having an ice spa day for charity.On Thursday afternoon, four women from the senior team braved the snow and took a dip in a dunk tank to raise money for Open Doors as a part of the monthly outreach program Community ...read more
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Thursday, January 30, 2020
We want to share some exciting news!McClung Companies was recently listed in the 2019 Printing Impressions 400, which is a resource that ranks the top 400 printing companies in the United States and Canada. This report provides details about each printing company. Printing Impressions provides authoritative analysis and information on trends and emerging technologies for the graphic arts ...read more
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Thursday, January 30, 2020
F&M Bank and its Board of Directors would like to congratulate the following individuals on their Officer promotions effective January 24, 2020.  Bank Officer:Ann Kirtley, Elkton Branch CoordinatorCarrie Grimes, Timberville Branch CoordinatorChristy Trail, Woodstock Branch Coordinator Emily Rhodes, Credit AnalystMary Pavlovskaya, Business Deposit Services OfficerTeri Hasley, Deposit Operations ...read more
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Thursday, January 30, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, Ca— For the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC), Bluestone Vineyard earned gold medals for the 2018 Estate Grown Stainless Steel Chardonnay and the 2018 Petit Manseng. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest competition of American wines. This year there were sixty-five judges, representing various North American wine regions, evaluating nearly ...read more
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Thursday, January 30, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  1/30/20  The Stonewall Terrace Recreation Center at Massanutten Resort has changed its name to Massanutten Family Entertainment Center — a move months in the making.The center is home to a gokart track, two 18-hole minigolf courses, bumpers cars, bungy dome and the famous LOVE sign. The center is part of the resort, which features an indoor and outdoor ...read more
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  1/29/20  Eastern Mennonite School’s elementary program has been waiting 15 years for a space to call its own. And not just any space. Instead of a space to learn in, school officials who have been planning for this for years wanted to create a “learning space.”On Tuesday, the new elementary school building, which has its own unique history, was dedicated with a ...read more
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  1/29/20  It’s time to get those running shoes as registration for the third annual Run the Runway 5K and Kids Fun Run at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport takes off Tuesday.The event will take place on March 15 and includes a 1K Fun Run for children ages 3-12 and a 5K race on the taxiway and runway.“This event offers participants a unique race opportunity ...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
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Monday, January 27, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  1/25/20  For the fourth year in a row, Mercy House has been awarded the Virginia Housing Trust Fund Homeless Reduction Grant for its efforts to provide food, clothes and shelter to homeless families with dependent children in the area.Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that 25 affordable housing and homeless reduction projects across Virginia would receive ...read more
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Friday, January 24, 2020
‘We’re All Fighting the Same Fight’Chamber Hosts Annual Nonprofit Showcase EventBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  1/24/20  MASSANETTA SPRINGS — Nearly three dozen nonprofits and 85 guests mingled at Massanetta Springs Conference Center on Thursday for the annual Harrisonburg- Rockingham Chamber of Commerce nonprofit showcase.“It’s good to network and get ideas from other people,” said Jeff Wilhelm, ...read more
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Thursday, January 23, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  1/23/20  Out with the old and in with the new — East Market Street’s infrastructure project is finished, and the road is open to traffic once again.Originally planned as a quick summer construction project, digging into the downtown street revealed a century-old can of worms that extended the construction from May to January.City officials elebrated the ...read more
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
SHOVEL READYSchool, City Officials Break Ground On New High SchoolBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  1/22/20  It was a moment years in the making and one that marked the next phase of the construction of a second high school in Harrisonburg — the actual construction phase.Discussion, support for and against, votes and talk of costs culminated in a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday at the site ...read more
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  1/22/20  Jason Good has always wanted to return and work at his alma mater, Eastern Mennonite University. He was able to work there for 10 years after attending the university as an undergraduate student before working for a few years at James Madison University.But he always had his eye on coming back to EMU.“EMU has always been an important part of my life,” ...read more
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Harrisonburg, VA – January 21th, 2020  Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley will hold their monthly support group meeting on Thursday, January 23 from 1:00-3:00pm at JMU Campbell Building located at 755 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. The group will be working with an art therapist from Shenandoah Art Therapy to create their own vision boards. They will also enjoy sandwiches and ...read more
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  1/21/20  The Sadie Rose Foundation, which was formed about a decade ago to help grieving families suffering from the loss of a child, named Mount Crawford resident Vonda Driver as its new executive director this month.Driver took over the organization Jan. 1 as it transitions from just helping those suffering from child loss to people grieving the death of other ...read more
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Monday, January 20, 2020
GAME ONSports Complex Holds Grand OpeningBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  1/20/20  Former NBA player Ralph Sampson was just as excited as the hundreds of children and their families to be at the Horizons Edge Sports Campus grand opening Saturday.“I saw this start from nothing and turn to something, and it’s been fun to watch this building grow and now see all these families here and excited to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
BRIDGEWATER, VIRGINIA: January 13, 2020 – Dynamic Aviation, provider of special-mission aviation solutions, announced the promotion of Taylor Weisgerber to Controller. Taylor Weisgerber was hired by Dynamic Aviation in 2018 as Senior Accountant – General Ledger. She was originally hired in 2010, completing seasonal internships with the Dynamic Aviation IT team during her college career. In her ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
BRIDGEWATER, VIRGINIA: January 13, 2020 – Dynamic Aviation, provider of special-mission aviation solutions announced that Douglas Pascarella has been promoted to Vice President, IT. Pascarella joined the Dynamic Aviation team in 2018 as the Director of IT. He is responsible for leading the ERP, IT Service Desk, Network Engineering, and IT Security teams, in addition to implementing the technology ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Road Almost Not TakenCaptain-Turned-Poet Writes Biography For Famed WordsmithBy KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  1/14/20  McGaheysville poet J. Scott Price dedicated his youth to pursuing a lifetime of military service, saw that dream go down the drain from a back injury and turned to writing after his discharge.Today, he is finishing a manuscript of his poetry and collecting information as the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  1/14/20  Since partnering with SkyWest in spring 2018, the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport has seen an increase in passenger traffic, but nothing compared to record-breaking year the airport had in 2019.Total passenger traffic increased by 44% in 2019, according to Heather Ream, director of marketing and communications for the Weyers Cave airport.“We broke ...read more
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  1/14/20  The Timberville Christmas Village may have had only two years under its belt, but it’s been calling a big crowd as attendance nearly doubled since opening.Shea Alexander, a Timberville resident and master planner for the event, told Town Council members during their Thursday meeting that attendance reached close to 10,000 compared to the village’s ...read more
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  1/14/20  In August, the Valley Program for Aging Services received a $52,844 grant from the Merck Foundation for health services in eastern Rockingham County, according to Beth Bland, the director of senior services.The services will be centered in Elkton, McGaheysville, Port Republic and Grottoes and will be called “Aging Well for Life.”Over the past five months, ...read more
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Friday, January 10, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  1/10/20  Seven years ago, a childhood dream of three brothers from Rockingham County came to fruition as they opened Harrisonburg’s first locally operated brewery.On Saturday, Brothers Craft Brewing is celebrating its anniversary from noon to 11 p.m. with new releases on tap, music and an open house.Originally Three Brothers Brewing, the business was founded by ...read more
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Friday, January 10, 2020
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Thursday, January 09, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  1/9/20  When the media production company Beau Baker, Jon Hollif and Andy Vanhook worked for closed in 2011, they decided to found Appeal Production.Nearly a decade later, the trio have expanded their video production business and won the 2019 Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year award.“We’ve grown every year,” Vanhook said. “And I ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, January 09, 2020
Harrisonburg, VA - January 8, 2020 – Approximately 5,000 people in the Central Shenandoah Valley Community are affected by brain injury. In 2019 Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley (BICSV) met its mission goals to help provide options for your neighbors to return to work, school, and live productive and meaningful lives.   Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley (BICSV) ...read more
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Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Ongoing Philanthropic Support in the Fight against Breast Cancer  Fishersville and Verona, VA – January 7, 2020 – The Augusta Health Foundation and Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation today announced a partnership where Dixie will provide ongoing financial contributions to the Foundation to support breast cancer diagnoses by providing a limited number of 3D mammograms at no cost for those without ...read more
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Monday, January 06, 2020
Brown Edwards, a full service regional accounting firm and a Top 100 firm in the US, announces the acquisition of a majority interest in Covenant Real Estate Services, LLC.  Covenant, a full service real estate title and settlement firm founded by Roger Kronau and Jerry Dunnavant, serves attorneys, lenders, developers, investors and REALTORS in assisting  clients with all aspects of the due ...read more
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Friday, January 03, 2020
Downtown New Year’s Celebration Comes To An EndBy KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  1/2/20As the world turned the page on another year, residents collected in downtown to share the memory of the final First Night Harrisonburg.Since he was 3 years old, Alden Holt has attended First Night and looked forward to the promise of fun with family and friends before the disco ball drop. With splotchy, rosy ...read more
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Friday, December 27, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  12/24/19  As the new year approaches, Harrisonburg city staff are beginning a new program to help residents start or expand entrepreneurship.The city’s Economic Development Department has partnered with Co.Starters and will hold a nine-week course, called Launch Harrisonburg, to help people develop and fine-tune ideas to build successful businesses, according to ...read more
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Friday, December 27, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  12/27/19  Pablo Cuevas sat in the Daily News-Record newsroom for three hours telling stories that would end and begin in between tangents of conversation.He didn’t start with his days leading up to leaving Cuba in 1958, but how a man from Cuba was invited to the White House to meet President Richard Nixon when some people born in the United States had never ...read more
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Friday, December 20, 2019
School Divisions Aim To Keep Students Fed During Winter BreakBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  12/19/19  For two weeks, students will be out of school for winter break and Harrisonburg City Public Schools wants to do what it can to make sure they get meals during that time.According to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, in its coverage area 131,880 households were food insecure in 2018. And one in ...read more
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Friday, December 20, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  12/19/19  Former Planning Commissioner Brent Trumbo has been appointed to serve District 1 on the Board of Supervisors, filling the vacancy when Pablo Cuevas retires on Dec. 31.Trumbo will serve until the winner of a special election on Nov. 3, 2020, can be qualified and take office, according to County Administrator Stephen King. The special election will be ...read more
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Friday, December 20, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  12/20/19  The Massanutten Technical Center executive board met Monday to receive an update on new things going on at the regional program, including a new career- centric initiative.The executive board for Massanutten Technical Center consists of the school boards for Rockingham County Public Schools and Harrisonburg City Public Schools, and both ...read more
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Brown Edwards is pleased to announce the merger with Richmond based Gregg & Bailey, P.C. (G & B) effective January 1, 2020.  The G & B partners Brad Bailey and Beth Llewellyn and their employees will become part of the Brown Edwards team and a significant number of G & B’s clients are expected to also transition.   Brown Edwards currently has a substantial client base in the Richmond area and ...read more
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
WATERPARK HOURS & RATESWe are thrilled to announce that we’re going to be making a BIG SPLASH in summer 2020 with four new outdoor attractions and additional outdoor enhancements at the Massanutten Indoor/Outdoor WaterPark, including an enhanced kiddie area, gathering & observation area, bathhouse, and outdoor bar.Classic Twists and Turns; Green, Blue & White Inner Tube ...read more
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record     12/17/19  BRIDGEWATER — Tucked underneath the assisted living residents’ space at Bridgewater Retirement Community are trash-to-treasure items whose second chances at life serve more than to beautify a home.The ReRun Shoppe is an entirely volunteer- based business composed of three retail spaces. Between the book room, clothing shop and bargain space, ...read more
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Friday, December 13, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  12/13/19  Bob Hess, of Massanutten, uses the 247 interchange to get on Interstate 81 north and south to play golf every Thursday, but described the roadway as a “bear.”“It’s a pretty hazardous area,” he said.Hess was one of several dozen residents who attended a design public hearing for the upcoming VDOT undertaking to improve the interchange and replace the four ...read more
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Friday, December 13, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  12/13/19  Lena Faye Stewart, 65, of Staunton loves going to dollar stores to buy make-up, but she can’t drive herself.Instead, she rides the Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham vans when she comes to the center located at the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center in Harrisonburg.“When they say where do you want to go, I say Dollar General,” she said with a ...read more
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Thursday, December 12, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  12/11/19  City Council voted Tuesday to build a second high school all at once to open in August 2022, with a guaranteed maximum construction price of $87.2 million.The decision, which followed about an hourlong public hearing, is expected to come with a $104.8 million bond.Mayor Deanna Reed and Councilmen Sal Romero and Chris Jones were in favor, while ...read more
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Thursday, December 12, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  12/11/19  Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport is sporting purple and gold after James Madison University President Jonathan Alger announced a new partnership with the Weyers Cave airport.As of Thursday, SVRA is the official airport of JMU, with Alger telling faculty and staff that the partnership is “a great example of how institutions of higher education can ...read more
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Thursday, December 12, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record 12/12/19  On Wednesday, the Harrisonburg Electric Commission connected the home solar-energy system of Mike Tedross and Marianne Saeed to the city grid, making HEC the first municipally-owned utility in the state to have an installed capacity of solar reach 1% of annual peak load.“I think it just shows that commitment to the environment and renewables that we have ...read more
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Thursday, December 12, 2019
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  12/12/19  Stemming from an affinity for literature, students from Eastern Mennonite University are forming relationships with residents in assisted living at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community. But since establishing a connection through storytelling, that bond has since evolved into friendships that defy ideological differences.“The pattern is initial ...read more
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Thursday, December 12, 2019
A time capsule of Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) is in the works – not to be buried, but uploaded. The artifact in question is a podcast, which will feature ten CJP faculty and staff members reflecting on the history of CJP and their own peacebuilding work. The 10-episode series is set to launch on Wednesday Jan. 22, 2020, with a new episode dropping ...read more
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Harrisonburg, Virginia, December 10, 2019… Nancy C. Smith has joined Bank of the James in Harrisonburg as an Assistant Vice President and Business Banker.   In this new banking role, Mrs. Smith will be working with small business and commercial customers throughout the Valley.  Prior to becoming associated with Bank of the James, Mrs. Smith was with Wells Fargo for 22 years.  She is a graduate of ...read more
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
The SERVPRO First Responder Bowl Kicks Off December 30 Annual college bowl game honors the everyday heroes in hometowns across the country Harrisonburg, VA (Grassroots Newswire) December 10, 2019 -- SERVPRO is proud to present the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl, scheduled to kick-off on December 30, 2019, at 12:30 ET at the Gerald J. Ford Stadium, located on the campus of Southern Methodist ...read more
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  12/10/19  After gathering information through surveys on potential changes to Purcell Park, LSG Landscape Architecture and Greenplay presented its findings to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission on Monday.Among the many suggestions the community has given to improve the park, high priority items were picnic tables, year round restrooms, additional trail ...read more
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Brown Edwards is included on the Forbes Magazine list of America’s Best Tax Firms for 2020.  Forbes collaborated with a market research company, Statista, to create this list of 227 firms nationwide.   Brown Edwards is one of five recommended firms in Virginia.  Brown Edwards is a full-service regional accounting firm with offices in three states and recognized as one of the top 100 firms in the ...read more
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Monday, December 09, 2019
JOYFUL CITYHarrisonburg’s Holiday Parade Opens The Season In StyleBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  12/7/19  Family, togetherness, tradition — that’s what Harrisonburg’s annual Holiday Parade is all about.As the temperature dropped and the sun went down, families and friends hunkered down on the sidewalks from the Rockingham County Office Building clear to City Hall to watch the parade.Megan ...read more
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Thursday, December 05, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  12/5/19  With Democrats controlling the General Assembly when it convenes next month, Valley lawmakers discussed topics of interest as the new minority during Tuesday’s pre-legislative breakfast at James Madison University.Hosted by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, the annual event featured a look into the upcoming session by Sen. Emmett ...read more
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Wednesday, December 04, 2019
DNR 12/4/19  NORFOLK — Staff members at the Daily News- Record were honored Tuesday for their work in covering agricultural issues in Rockingham County.At the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting in Norfolk, the DN-R received the Virginia Farm Bureau 2019 journalism award for a daily newspaper and the Ishee-Quann Award for Media Excellence, which honors the “best of the best” among ...read more
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Tuesday, December 03, 2019
OUTSIDE THE (BIG) BOXSmall Business Saturday Lures Shoppers To Local RetailersBy PETE DELEADaily News-Record  12/2/19  Each Small Business Saturday, Linda Combs heads to downtown Harrisonburg with her visiting daughter, Emily Ryan.Together, the duo hit many of the small shops, including one of their favorites, Lady Jane, a home decor and gift shop located on South Main Street.They also enjoy ...read more
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Monday, December 02, 2019
Hot Food, Warm SmilesOur Community Place, Volunteers Provide Thanksgiving MealDaily News-Record  11/29/19  When Dave Bodson came to Harrisonburg in 2011, the fi rst place he went was Our Community Place.He stayed because of the family.“They help you out when you need it,” he said.For the last nine years, Bodson has been spending his Thanksgiving at the OCP’s annual Thanksgiving meal put together ...read more
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Monday, December 02, 2019
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  11/30/19  TIMBERVILLE — It may not be the Star of Bethlehem, but one Christmas star is illuminating the way for people to the Shenandoah Valley this holiday season.Timberville Christmas Village held its second annual tree lighting Friday with the magic of Santa and help from children who counted down for the ceremony.Lined by renovated horse stables housing ...read more
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  11/26/19  When Eastern Mennonite University students were planning the launch of the weather balloon they’ve been working on all semester, they hoped the weather would cooperate.While Monday was a sunny, mild day, the wind kicked up a bit, which wasn’t ideal for the balloon’s launch, said Douglas Nester, a student in the Engineering Design III class at EMU.The ...read more
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  11/26/19  With the holiday season right around the corner, the Rockingham- Harrisonburg SPCA is cutting adoption fees by 50% starting today.The Thanksgiving-themed adoption special will run until Saturday.Tiffany Corbin, marketing and fundraising manager for the R- H SPCA, said 25 cats and 15 dogs will be eligible for the reduced adoption fee this week, with ...read more
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Friday, November 22, 2019
WINTER WON’T WAITCold Weather Allows Massanutten Resort To Open Slopes Earlier Than EverBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  11/22/19  At a white mountain to the east of Harrisonburg, it’s time to hit the slopes.And this weekend, earlier than ever before, Massanutten Resort will oblige skiers and snowboarders.“It’s the earliest we’ve ever opened for skiing,” said Kenny Hess, director of sports and risk ...read more
Friday, November 22, 2019
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  11/22/19  Beyond sharing in gluttonous face-stuffing over the table, Thanksgiving is a time to sit and reflect on blessings and good fortunes.For many families, the traditional notions of a Thanksgiving feast are out of reach. Either they are away from home and loved ones or financially struggling to pack a table with enough food to feed all the mouths gathered ...read more
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Monday, November 18, 2019
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  11/18/19  They waltzed, trotted and cha-cha’d all night long.Dancing with the Stars of the ‘Burg took place Sunday for the 10th year to raise funds for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Child Day Care Center. Held at the James Madison University Festival Conference and Student Center, the event featured seven teams comprised of prominent members of the local community ...read more
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Monday, November 11, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  11/8/19  During a series of meetings, the Rockingham County School Board will share information on a number of potential changes, including redistricting.For the past two and a half years, members of the school community have been involved in a process and conversation about creating an educational system in Rockingham County Public Schools that is designed to ...read more
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
WHSV is wrapping up our year-long look at in-demand jobs in the valley. We’ve featured 24 different career paths with jobs that feature high pay but do not require a four-year college degree. Debby Hopkins with the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development board says people are often surprised with the options out there when starting to look for a career. “They can look at what a cook can get or ...read more
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lernard Freeman Franchise Communications Specialist Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. 225 Littleton Rd., Morris Plains, NJ 07950 Office: 973.401.5578LFreeman@weichertrealtors.net Gordon Cowan Joins Weichert, Realtors(r) - Nancy Beahm Real Estate Harrisonburg, VA (Grassroots Newswire) November 5, 2019 -- Weichert, Realtors(r) - Nancy Beahm Real Estate is ...read more
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  11/2/19  Eastern Mennonite University was recently ranked by SR Education Group for having one of the best online bachelor’s degree programs in the state.SR Education Group recently published its 2020 Best Online Colleges By State rankings, which are based on a combination of manually researched tuition, accreditation, and PayScale salary data.EMU ranked eighth ...read more
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  11/4/19  Celena Johnson watches people every day lose their memory and become less of themselves.Johnson works in the memory care unit at White Birch Communities, an assisted living facility in Rockingham County.“I see so many residents who have Alzheimer’s, and it’s just heartbreaking to see them lose a piece of who they were,” she said. “And there’s no cure to ...read more
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record 11/5/19  A new executive director of the Harrisonburg Education Foundation will be officially named following a vote during the Harrisonburg School Board meeting today.Cody Oliver will take the helm of the organization.Former Executive Director Zanetta Ford-Byrd resigned to pursue and expand her consulting practice, said Deb Fitzgerald, School Board ...read more
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record 11/6/19  The Harrisonburg School Board voted in favor of an $87.24 million guaranteed maximum price of a new high school at Tuesday’s meeting.Following a presentation and breakdown of the cost by local contractor Nielsen Builders Inc., the board unanimously approved the price for the school to open in 2022.“ It feels like a safe price just thinking about our ...read more
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
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