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Thursday, April 19, 2018
 Great Community Give Blows Past Funding GoalsBy VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record   4/19/18 HARRISONBURG — Joe Paxton gazed at the sign in front of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Wednesday afternoon, the sign showing that local charities had received more than $200,000 in a one-day online fundraising drive.   “This is just fantastic,” he said to no one in ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, April 19, 2018
By VIC BRADSHAW Daily News Record     4/19/18HARRISONBURG — The Sodikoffs have added a third brand to their vehicle dealership family.  The owners of Steven Toyota and Steven Kia have brought Harrisonburg Nissan into their fold, according to Jake Sodikoff, president of the dealership that’s been renamed Steven Nissan. The deal, which closed April 11, included the East Market Street business and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Bridgewater College art majors and an art minor will exhibit their works in a senior art thesis exhibition on campus April 23 – May 4.  The art majors are Lauren Flora from Bridgewater, Va., Laura Folger from Stephens City, Va., Conner Henry-Morgan from Harrisonburg, Va., Kirsten Lambert from Crimora, Va., Isabel K. López from Timonium, Md.., Rose Schippell from Chesapeake, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Blue Ridge Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is in need of volunteer child advocates. CASA volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children. There are no prerequisites for becoming a CASA volunteer other than being at least 21 years of age, clearing an extensive background screening and successfully completing 30 hours of training. Applications for our Summer Training ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, April 13, 2018
PUBLICATION: Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, VA)DATE: April 10, 2018HARRISONBURG — The local economy is performing well, a group of about 50 area business leaders were told Tuesday morning, but continuous efforts are needed to maintain the momentum. That was the good and cautionary news Brian Shull, Harrisonburg's economic development director, and George Anas, his Rockingham County counterpart, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Friday, April 13, 2018
BLUFFTON, OHIO – More than 7,500 readers logged upwards of 45,000 hours of reading during Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company’s National Reading Month program this March. The program invited readers of all ages to enjoy a free bag of Shirley’s hand-created popcorn when they completed and logged at least six hours of reading. “Support of reading and literacy is central to our brand,” said Pete ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, April 13, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Bridgewater College will present a choral concert on Friday, April 20, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music. The concert is part of the college’s annual ASPIRE (Arts, Scholarship, Performance, Innovation and Research Excellence) celebration April 14 – 24.  The Concert Choir and Chorale will perform under the direction of Dr. John McCarty, assistant professor of music and ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Page County Economic Development AuthorityWho:               Page County Farmers Association in cooperation with the Page County Economic Development AuthorityWhat:              An Informational Forum: Is Hemp Page County's “Crop of the Future”?When:             Thursday, April 26, at 7pmWhere:            Luray Fire House                                    Sponsored by a grant from the Page County ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
 EXHIBITS:Main Gallery:  On First Friday, May 4 we will host a reception for the new show “Spring Fling”, a mixed media exhibit by OASIS artists.  The First Friday reception, from 5-8, includes light refreshments, live music by The Countryside Garage Band and is FREE.  The exhibit continues through May 31th, 2018.  Fling yourself into Spring! Water Street Window Gallery:     In honor of National ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — The Bridgewater College Jazz Ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College. The concert is part of the college’s annual ASPIRE (Arts, Scholarship, Performance, Innovation and Research Excellence) celebration April 14 – 24.  The concert will be directed by Dr. Christine Carrillo, associate professor of music and director ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
NEWPORT NEWS, VA (4/10/18) –PBMares, LLP has hired two new directors based in Hampton Roads.  Risë Flenner works directly with clients in the area of estate planning and Jesse Morton leads the firm’s  business and organizational growth initiatives.  “Both Risë and Jesse have impressive backgrounds,” said Mary Aldrich, COO of PBMares. “Risë has a distinguished reputation for her specialized ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, April 09, 2018
Survey will be used to assess hazard readiness of residents in the region. STAUNTON (April 6, 2018) — As part of the development of a first-of-its-kind Regional Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) and to help update the Central Shenandoah Valley All Hazards Mitigation Plan, the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC)’s Regional All Hazards Mitigation Plan Committee is ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, April 05, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Carrie Morgridge, vice president and chief disruptor of the Morgridge Family Foundation, will provide Bridgewater College’s 2018 commencement address on Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m.The topic of her address is “This is Your Moment.”Approximately 400 seniors are expected to receive degrees at the commencement exercises, which will take place on the campus mall.Dr. Carol Scheppard, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, April 05, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Laura Toni-Holsinger, executive director of United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County since January 2014, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College. Toni-Holsinger will speak on “Can You Hear Me? Listening and Living UNITED” as part of Bridgewater College’s Earth Day celebration. Earth Day is Sunday, April 22. Toni-Holsinger is a ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
SkyWest Starts ServiceBy VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record          Apr 3, 2018 The first flight operated by SkyWest Airlines under the United Express brand arrives at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport during a ceremony on Tuesday.​ WEYERS CAVE — At 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, the event Joe Bowman had wished for years to take place finally happened.That’s when the first jet operated by SkyWest Airlines, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Bridgewater College is recognizing academic achievement during a period of activities dedicated to showcasing excellence. ASPIRE (A Celebration of the Arts, Scholarship, Performance, Innovation and Research Excellence), will be held April 14 – 24. ASPIRE opens Saturday, April 14, with the Showker Prize reveal from the Zane D. Showker Institute for Responsible Leadership at 3 ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
HARRISONBURG, Va. (April 2, 2018) – Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) is thrilled to continue aiding community artists and art educators in their pursuit of artistic excellence by awarding three Advancing the Arts grants for its Spring 2018 cycle. ACV’s Advancing the Arts grant program supports artists, art educators, and organizations working in the visual, performing, and literary arts. Funds ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, April 02, 2018
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Harrisonburg, VA – (March 27, 2018) Harrisonburg City Council has agreed to further explore an unsolicited proposal to build a downtown park from Build Our Park, a community-led nonprofit organization committed to facilitating the creation of a public park in downtown Harrisonburg. Build Our Park submitted a Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act (PPEA) proposal for City ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
FB30 Provides Tools For EntrepreneurshipBy VIC BRADSHAW         Daily News-Record            3/24/18HARRISONBURG — Chiedo John said Thursday that entrepreneurs can find themselves “on a lonely island” at times.Their experiences and challenges as business creators often are foreign to family members and friends who are employees or take charge of established companies, he said. So, he decided to ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, March 23, 2018
Crafts Items For Service Organizations, Governments  Daily News-Record 3-21-18 DAYTON — Silver Lake Mill got off to a rocky start, to say the least.It was burned and rebuilt twice in a span of 15 years in the mid-1800s before making it as a working mill.Once milling operations ceased, it sat vacant for a decade and fell into disrepair until the turn of the 21st century.Now, the mill is home to ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community
Friday, March 23, 2018
By VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record          March 23, 2018 HARRISONBURG — Bridgewater Retirement Community thanked some of its supporters Thursday evening and requested more assistance in reaching the organization’s Building Connections campaign goal.Carrie Budd, vice president for development for the Bridgewater Retirement Community Foundation, said Thursday afternoon that those invited to ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, March 23, 2018
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
By ELLIE POTTERDaily News-Record            3/17/18HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department staff began the first phase of expanding the Welcome Home Garden this week.In November, Deputy City Manager Ande Banks, who was acting as interim city manager at the time, asked City Council for the go-ahead to expand the garden, a quiet area dedicated to veterans behind the old municipal ...read more
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Program Matches Jobs With Military SkillsBy VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record        3/19/18HARRISONBURG — Six years ago, as he sought employment after beginning his professional career in the U.S. Army, Rahul Bried found a good match for his experience and skills in Bridgewater.Bried, a cavalry scout and infantryman who was deployed to Iraq three times while on active duty and in the Army National ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
By Marina Barnett | March 19, 2018  HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV).-- Women from all around the Valley gathered at Harrisonburg's City Hall for WHSV's "Thrive" event on Monday. The event was geared toward women's empowerment and leadership.Women took pictures with the "Thrive" background during breaks.WHSV's General Manager, Sacha Purciful, came up with the idea for the event, and was elated to see it ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, March 16, 2018
Students Learn Ins, Outs Of IndustryBy VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record          March 16, 2018TIMBERVILLE — Eleven high school seniors spent about four hours Thursday learning about banking and didn’t see a single bit of currency.Farmers & Merchants Bank gave the students a behind-the-scenes look at the industry as part of the Virginia Bankers Association’s Bank Day program. Each has an opportunity ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
NEWPORT NEWS, VA (3/13/18) – PBMares Wealth Management, a division of PBMares, LLP, has hired Shelly Braden and Kurt Johnson to help increase the firms’ footprint across the region.  “We are expanding our team to better serve our clients’ increasing needs,” said Rob Klingensmith, director of PBMares Wealth Management. “Shelly and Kurt have strong backgrounds in wealth management and their ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Winery To Debut Vintage With Valley-Grown GrapesBy ELLIE POTTER Daily News-Record                        3/14/18McGAHEYSVILLE — Stephanie Pence said opening her family’s winery has proven to be a lesson in patience.In June, she and her husband Steve Pence opened Brix and Columns Vineyards in McGaheysville. They planted their vines three years ago, and will harvest them this year.In 2019, the ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
DNR      Mar 2, 2018    HARRISONBURG — John Downey and Valley Pike Farm Market are among the winners of the 2018 Business Excellence Awards from the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce.Downey, president of Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, will receive the Business Leadership Award when they are presented during the chamber’s annual meeting on March 21 at the Holiday Inn ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
By Marina Barnett | Posted: Fri 6:09 PM, Mar 02, 2018  |   WHSV - http://www.whsv.com/content/news/MeToo-Now-what-475695753.html  ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — Last year, the #MeToo movement took social media by storm, as women shared stories of their experiences with sexual harassment and assault in daily life, but now what happens moving forward?    Connie Hess, General Manager and Partner ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Local Professionals Help With Community DayBy NOLAN STOUT Daily News-Record            Mar 13, 2018HARRISONBURG — When she’s got company, Matilda Good has a smile on her face.Especially if it’s Cheryl Shull, her Meals on Wheels case manager.  “It’s like somebody cares about you,” Good said.  Good shared that smile Tuesday as Valley Program for Aging Services showcased the food delivery ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, March 12, 2018
  The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has announced the preservation of 13.5 acres of core battlefield at New Market - the first step of a multi-stage preservation project at the New Market Battlefield. The newly-preserved land lies within the Town of New Market, just two blocks from the Foundation's headquarters at the Strayer House in the center ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, March 12, 2018
                  Cobalt Communications President Leslie Harris Named to Board of MASHSMD                   ?MASHSMD is the Mid-Atlantic Society of Healthcare Strategy and Market Development   HARRISONBURG, VA, March 2018 – Cobalt Communications, Inc., a strategic communications firm focused on healthcare and science-based organizations, is pleased to announce that their president and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Friday, March 09, 2018
~ Bipartisan effort will reduce regulatory burdens on community banks and credit unions to increase lending to small businesses and families ~~ S.2155 is the first major piece of bipartisan economic growth and consumer protection legislation considered by the Senate during this Congress ~  *Click below to download video/audio/B-roll of interviews with Sen. Warner, Virginia Community Bankers, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
March 6, 2018, Timberville, VA ‐‐ Organizational restructuring at F&M Bank leads to various internal promotions.  Following retirement announcements from two longtime executives, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, Larry Caplinger; and President and CEO, Dean Withers, F&M Bank is implementing succession planning and departmental restructuring with several internal staff ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, March 05, 2018
    March 2018 NewsletterCrossKeys' Ali d'Oro Wins Gold at 2018 Va. Governor's Cup        CrossKeys' 2018 Governors Cup Medal Count:1 Gold, 5 Silver, 1 Bronze    We are ecstatic to announce that our 2015 Ali d’ Oro is now the “GOLD of the VALLEY,” as it was recently honored with a gold medal at the 2018 Virginia Governor’s Cup. CrossKeys Vineyards also received the extreme ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, March 05, 2018
DNR March 2, 2018  HARRISONBURG — First Bank & Trust Co. has announced that it will boost its minimum wage to no less than $15 an hour.In making the announcement Feb. 22, the Abingdon-based financial services company said it’s using 30 percent of its savings from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that Congress passed in December to up its minimum pay rate for its workers. The legislation reduced ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, March 02, 2018
Mar 1, 2018   DNR    HARRISONBURG — A CrossKeys Vineyards wine was announced Tuesday night as one of state’s 12 best wines in the 2018 Virginia Wineries Association Governor’s Cup Virginia Wine Competition Cup.The Cross Keys winery’s Ali d’Oro dessert wine was one of the 12 top-scoring wines in the competition, a group that forms the Governor’s Cup Case. Wine included in the case is used to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
DN-R Staff        Feb 26, 2018     HARRISONBURG — Kroger is giving out fresh fruit to children younger than 12 each time they visit the store.According to a press release, the grocer's mid-Atlantic division is seeking to encourage healthy eating habits in children.A child-size display will be set up in each store for children to pick out their choice of a banana, apple or orange, the release ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, February 26, 2018
Two new videos from Everence® – called Giving moments of grace – illustrate how much a man’s end-of-life planning meant to his family.The videos feature interviews with the family of Daryl Garber, a former member of Akron (Pennsylvania) Mennonite Church who died at 81 in March 2016. Daryl made sure that Lila, his wife of more than 60 years, and their sons and daughters-in-law knew his wishes, and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, February 22, 2018
·        By VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record  2/22/18    HARRISONBURG — Old Hill Cider plans to improve its facilities outside Timberville, and the business will receive $50,000 in state and local grant money to help with that effort.Gov. Ralph Northam’s office announced Wednesday afternoon that the Rockingham County business will receive $25,000 from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Daily News Record 2/22/18Many people work their entire lives to achieve a lifelong dream. Some don’t achieve it at all.For Jeff Moon, however, it only took 27 years before he was able to put a big fat check next to one item on his bucket list: owning his own brewery. In November, Moon bought Wolfe Street Brewing from its previous owners and, as of Saturday, Feb. 24, the brewery will run under the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Bridgewater, Va., February 2018 –  Effective January 2018, Joel Shank stepped into the role as Chair of the Board of Director’s with the Harrisonburg Rockingham Chamber of Commerce. Shank’s chief responsibility is providing leadership and oversight to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. In this role, Shank will be the Community Spokesperson for the Chamber, attending all community ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, February 16, 2018
Breaking News: James Madison University is now an official partner university of the Peace Corps Prep program – “a certificate program for undergraduates that centers on one empowering question: How can you prepare yourself to be the best Peace Corps Volunteer you can be?”   This partnership was made possible through a collaborative effort between the Center for Global Engagement, JMU Outreach ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Human Interest, General News Article, Community
Friday, February 16, 2018
With February being Black History Month, it was only fitting for Harrisonburg’s Virginia Quilt Museum to open their 2018 season with exhibits celebrating the quilts of different cultures.“On Feb. 20, we’re going to open with all new exhibits,” said Jenny Miller, interim co-director of the museum. “The exhibits are going to feature African-American quilt artists and African inspired art quilts.”In ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Richmond, Va. (Feb. 9, 2018) – The Virginia Wineries Association Governor’s Cup® Virginia Wine Competition judging is final, and the list of golds are announced. Ninety-nine Virginia wines have been awarded gold medals in the 2018 Virginia wine competition, which was held over a four-week period during late January and early February. Now in its 36th year, the competition was revamped in 2012 to ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, February 15, 2018
LENHART PETTIT ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT Lenhart Pettit is pleased to announce the election of Michael E. Derdeyn as President of the law firm effective January 1, 2018. “This is an exciting time for Lenhart Pettit,” said Mike Derdeyn, “we are deepening our bench in both Charlottesville and Harrisonburg to respond to the ever-expanding needs of our clients.  I am happy to contribute what I can to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
   Do you want to be informed? If so, register for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Alert today! Anyone who lives, works or attends school in the city of Harrisonburg or Rockingham County are asked to sign up for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Alert. The emergency alert will notify you in the event of an emergency situation or life-threatening weather event taking place in your ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/02/microgrid-to-boost-savings-energy-resilience/  With a new microgrid for campus, Eastern Mennonite University is increasing its energy resilience and enhancing its sustainability culture.The microgrid, set to come online during week of March 12-16, will use three new 500-kilowatt natural gas-fired generators to strengthen EMU’s ability to respond during periods of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, February 09, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/02/exploring-paradigm-south-koreans-visit-emu-learn-roots-restorative-justice/  Last year in South Korea, middle school teachers Yongseung Roh and Kyungyun Hwang read Howard Zehr’s seminal text Changing Lenses with a study group. This year, they were part of a South Korean delegation that came to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) to learn directly about restorative ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
“You can’t spell ‘heart’ without ‘art.’”  When Dawn Murray talks about her passion for art and people, it’s easy to see that she’s the personification of her own phrase. That’s why it’s no surprise Murray took that passion and ran with it.She opened the Village Arts Center in Broadway in July 2016 as a way to bring children and adults together through art, movie and game nights and other social ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
On Saturday, February 3, 2018 the Valley Olive and Leaf Company held its official ribbon cutting with the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce. Owners Christina He'bert and Daniel Mclaughlin opened in December and according they carry the highest quality imported and U.S. gourmet extra virgin olive oils, infused and fused olive oils, and balsamic vinegar selection. The business offers ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber, the Front Royal- Warren County Chamber of Commerce, Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce have formed an Improve I-81 Chamber Coalition. The coalition was formed because of the significant need for improvements to increase safety and relieve congestion on I-81. ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Welcome  B R A D   R E E S E  TO Melinda Beam Shenandoah Valley Real Estate   540 578 1494brad.reese@outlook.com    Brad brings a successful background in customer service.Combined with his business acumen, Brad mirrors Melinda's quest to provide exemplary client service with attention to details, timely response and local real estate market knowledge.  Brad also embraces the responsibility ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, February 02, 2018
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- On Wednesday morning, leaders with Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance shared the results of a market analysis.  It highlighted how venues like the Agora Market help out small businesses, and can even lead to opportunities to expand their own business.The Agora Market in downtown Harrisonburg is officially full, and with stores like the Isle Co., Bluestone Running, New ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest, Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Elkton Store Specializes In Flavored Oils, VinegarsELKTON — Of Valley Olive and Leaf’s 28 flavors of oils and vinegars, one of the most popular is the butter-flavored olive oil, co-owner Christina Hebert said.“It tastes just like what you put on your popcorn, but there’s no fat in it, so it’s guilt-free,” she said.Hebert and her partner, Daniel McLaughlin, both 38, marked the soft opening of their ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, February 01, 2018
HARRISONBURG — A local food truck owner who opened a restaurant has begun offering catering and event-planning services.Diane Roll, owner of Dayton Tavern and the Mama’s Caboose food truck, recently announced that the two businesses have teamed to form Dayton Catering Co. & Event Planning. The enterprise offers services ranging from pick-up and drop-off orders to full-service catering.Using Mama ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, February 01, 2018
HARRISONBURG — Less than three weeks into 2018, Rocktown Realty already is set up to add a significant amount of new revenue to its books.Bernard Hamann, co-owner and chief marketing officer for the company, said it has struck deals to take over management of 180 rental properties in Harrisonburg and 10 property owners associations in Harrisonburg, Rockingham County and Franklin County.“For us,” ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/01/emu-awarded-record-breaking-total-3-3-million-grants-2017/  In 2017, Eastern Mennonite University was awarded grants in excess of $3.3 million, including more than $2.2 million in federal funding.The grants support the health and wellbeing of local and state residents through such initiatives as improving behavioral health treatment and counseling to underserved ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Bridgewater College has announced a two-to-one $250,000 challenge grant from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation (MMPF) of Richmond, Va., to help fund the renovation of the Alexander Mack Memorial Library to create the John Kenny Forrer Learning Commons. In order to obtain the grant, Bridgewater must raise $500,000 in cash and pledges by November 2018. “The Mary Morton Parsons ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, January 26, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/01/emu-receives-672000-bequest-virginia-college-fund/  Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) has received a portion of a $2.7 million bequest from the Virginia College Fund.The university will receive $672,000, primarily to be used for student scholarships and capital improvement, according to President Susan Schultz Huxman.“We are thrilled with this very generous gift ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, January 26, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/01/cjp-alumni-cooperative-design-facilitate-lexington-church-name-change/  When R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church in Lexington, Virginia, embarked on a long and difficult exploration of what it might mean to change its name, two alumni of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University walked alongside them.Barbara Robbins MA ’11 and The ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Friday, January 26, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/01/early-learning-center-teaches-children-future-educators/  Free to pursue their interests, the seven two-year-olds spread about the room, some pushing toy cars and trucks across the floor, others shaping green playdough at a low table.And at another table, early elementary education practicum student Kelsey Troyer led a lesson: Her own.Eastern Mennonite University ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
HARRISONBURG — A city retailer has much to pop about after winning a regional business competition on Saturday. PrePOPsterous Gourmet Popcorn claimed the top prize at the final round of the Spark Tank $20,000 Business Accelerator Giveaway at James Madison University. The online retailer was one of eight finalists to make it to Saturday’s competition. One hundred businesses signed up during ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
IN THE NEWS - DNR ARTICLE  Many late nights of pizza, Chinese takeout, beer and academic stress took a toll on Stephanie Walker when she was a student at James Madison University.After graduating in 2003, Walker realized she gained almost 50 pounds and needed to get in shape.  "I wasn't eating well and I wasn't exercising," she said. "I was an English major at the time, so I was staying up late ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation announced Saturday it was able to preserve an additional 158 acres of the Cedar Creek Battlefield — a move that the organization touts as a major victory.The 158-acre parcel lies in Warren County and was where Confederates under Gen. Joseph Kershaw and Gen. John B. Gordon launched a predawn assault on the morning of Oct. 19, 1864 — the day ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — A new business is open in Elkton, specializing in balsamic vinegars and olive oils!Valley Olive & Leaf is a "try before you buy" fusti bar, and they have 28 flavors of olive oils and balsamic vinegars.The shop has almost any flavor you can think of, and each product is infused with fruit, botanical ingredients and herbs.Christina Herbert and Daniel McLaughlin are ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, January 19, 2018
The Virginia College Fund, a Richmond based nonprofit was the recipient of a $2,700,000 gift from the Guy E. Beatty Revocable Trust. The gift is the largest in the history of the organization.  The funding will be used for scholarships and general support at the member institutions, noted Jim Dill, Executive Director, and President.  “This is a transformational gift for The VCF.  We are grateful ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Lenhart Pettit proudly announces that Brian A. Craddock, Seth J. Ragosta and Andrew B. Stockment were elected shareholders of the firm effective January 1, 2018.  Brian Craddock concentrates his practice on business transactions, advising business clients at all stages and specifically focusing on entity formation; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; regulatory compliance; and drafting and ...read more
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
MT. CRAWFORD – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) wants to make member-owners aware that with the recent stretch of bitterly cold temperatures, higher electric bills could result because of increased electric use.  Wintertime usually means higher heating bills, but the temperatures have been remarkably cold recently, and for longer periods of time.  With highs only in the lower to mid ...read more
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Thursday, December 28, 2017
Newport News, VA (December 28, 2017) - More than 125 PBMares employees volunteered on-site at 10 charitable organizations December 8 and 15 as part of PBMares Cares. #PBMaresCares was started in 2016 for employees to volunteer together and make a stronger impact in the communities in which they work and live.  Duties included stocking food pantries, organizing clothing at shelters and even ...read more
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Thursday, December 21, 2017
Harrisonburg, VA – December 20, 2017: Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery, Inc. partnered with Shenandoah Art Therapy for “Rockingham County - Unmasking Brain Injury” as part of Survivors With A Goal (SWAG), a monthly support group designed to help individuals with a brain injury lead more independent and productive lives. “Unmasking Brain Injury,” a North Carolina based organization, nationally ...read more
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Thursday, December 21, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Following an extensive national search, Bridgewater College has selected Michael Post to join the College as its Vice President for Enrollment Management. Post, who joins Bridgewater after nearly a decade of experience in enrollment management, will begin on July 1, 2018. He comes to the college from Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland, where he is Vice President for ...read more
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Harrisonburg, VA, December 14, 2017:  Thomas Hook, COO of Friendship Industries, Inc. and Able Solutions, Inc., announced he will be retiring December 31, 2017, completing 25 years of growth for the contract packaging companies that provide employment for individuals with barriers to employment.  “It is with mixed emotions that I complete my career with Friendship Industries and Able Solutions.  ...read more
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Monday, December 18, 2017
TIMBERVILLE, VA ‐‐ On December 1, 2017, the Board of Directors of F&M Bank Corp. (OTCQX: FMBM) named Mark C. Hanna as the new President of F&M Bank.  “The board and I are delighted to have Mark join our team,” said Ellen Fitzwater, F&M Bank Board Chairman, “we are confident that Mr. Hanna’s well-rounded banking experience will serve our customers, shareholders, and communities well, and we look ...read more
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Monday, December 18, 2017
Harrisonburg, VA – December 18, 2017: Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery is pleased to announce Brenda Zimmerman has joined the organization as a board member. Zimmerman resides in Augusta County, has a background in home healthcare, and is a caregiver.  “As a caregiver Brenda brings unique insights to our Board,” stated Jacob Penrod, President of the Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Board ...read more
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Friday, December 15, 2017
Shenandoah Valley, Va. -- It's time to hit the trail! The destination tourism offices that produced the award-winning Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail® are launching a new beer passport program today. “The passport program is designed to encourage craft beer drinkers to explore multiple breweries on the trail,” says Sheryl Wagner, the Director of Tourism for Visit Staunton. Here is how the passport ...read more
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
The accounting firms of Brown Edwards and Gibbons & Kawash are pleased to announce their merger, effective January 1, 2018. The merger will create one of the largest CPA offices in West Virginia. Brown Edwards is a Top 100 firm based in Roanoke, Virginia with nine offices including Charleston and Bluefield, West Virginia while Gibbons & Kawash has a 25‐year history serving Charleston and ...read more
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Tickets available today at www.united.com     Weyers Cave, Virginia, Dec. 11, 2017 – Daily United Express jet service from Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Washington Dulles (IAD) begins April 3, 2018! Operated by SkyWest Airlines, the daily flights will provide Shenandoah Valley travelers seamless access to United’s global network via the airline’s Chicago ...read more
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    Harrisonburg, VA – December 11, 2017: Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery is pleased to announce Mr. Kyle Yeager will bring his knowledge and experience to the organization as a board member. Yeager is a director of development within the James Madison University's Strategic Gifts office and is the athletics liaison for University Advancement. Yeager is a graduate of James Madison University ...read more
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Thursday, December 07, 2017
HARRISONBURG, Va. (December, 07, 2017) – Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) has dedicated itself to providing memorable arts experiences in its Smith House Galleries. Exhibition submissions are accepted year-round and are reviewed in late fall by board members on ACV’s Exhibitions Committee. The Council is pleased to announce its full slate for the upcoming 2018 season: • February – Photography ...read more
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – A group of Bridgewater College student-athletes dedicated to promoting a safer, healthier campus environment has won one of only five national awards for its education of high-risk students about alcohol and making responsible decisions in the presence of alcohol. STEP UP of Bridgewater College was presented the Outstanding Peer Education Group award from Boosting Alcohol ...read more
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Thursday, November 30, 2017
Proud to support Rockingham County Public Schools (RCPS), the Rockingham Educational Foundation, Inc. (REFI) leads the way for the community to support education in Rockingham County. A non-profit foundation, REFI is dedicated to raising funds and facilitating programs to enhance education in RCPS.  REFI is currently accepting donations from businesses like yours for use in the Teacher Supply ...read more
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Discusses current and proposed regulations impacting the propane industry  Verona, VA – November 28, 2017 – Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) visited Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation’s headquarters facility in Verona, Virginia this morning.  As part of a tour of the Company’s operations, equipment was displayed to illustrate how certain current and proposed federal regulations impact propane ...read more
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Bridgewater College has released its biennial Speakers Bureau, which features a list of faculty and staff who are available to give presentations on a wide range of topics to clubs, schools, churches and organizations. Bridgewater’s Speakers Bureau is a service to the local community and there is no charge for the presentation. The 2018-19 Speakers Bureau may be viewed on the ...read more
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
We are excited to have just released our annual report for the 2016-2017 program year.   You can check out the report here to find impact stats, testimonials, financials and other highlights from our work in the community. 
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Support Central Valley Habitat for Humanity and families in need of affordable housing by participating in the following upcoming events.December 18, 2017 Domino’s Day –  All day long place an order at Bridgewater, Broadway, Elkton or both Harrisonburg Domino’s restaurants and mention Central Valley Habitat for Humanity – Central Valley HfH gets a % of the purchaseDecember 19, 2017  Harrisonburg ...read more
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Friday, November 17, 2017
Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) uses many different pieces of equipment to bring safe, reliable electric service to homes and businesses. Electric meters are utilized to accurately measure the amount of electricity used, and they are property of the Cooperative. Member-owners should never risk tampering with a meter for any reason.  “The most important thing to always consider with ...read more
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Combined entity means new public TV Channel in Harrisonburg and CharlottesvilleThe board of Shenandoah Valley Educational Television Corporation (SVETC) announced today that WVPT is consolidating its operations with Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation (CPBC), which operates the Richmond-based public radio station and PBS-member stations in Richmond and Charlottesville known ...read more
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
First Bank & Trust Company Appoints New Branch ManagerHarrisonburg Office Welcomes Umar Ali     Umar F. Ali Branch ManagerOctober 23, 2017 First Bank & Trust Company, a diversified financial services firm today announced that Umar Ali has been appointed as Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager.   Ali is a former graduate of James Madison University where he obtained his ...read more
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
 United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County           Introducing...Build United! United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham is launching a new community-wide initiative known as Build United.  Build United helps empower low income homeowners in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham community to live independently by providing repair services that make ...read more
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Friday, November 10, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Emily Goodwin, instructional designer in the C.E. Shull Informational Technology Center at Bridgewater College, has received the 2017 H. Hiter Harris III Excellence in Instructional Technology.         The award, which was presented in Richmond by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC), recognizes Goodwin for her “clear and abiding commitment to help ...read more
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Fredericksburg/Northern Virginia reinforce position as Virginia’s largest AB wholesaler  Virginia Eagle Distributing Company (VED) — is pleased to announce the acquisition of J.F. Fick, Inc. of Fredericksburg, Virginia.  The new territory for VED will include the Counties of Caroline, King George, Prince William, Spotsylvania and Stafford, as well as the city of Fredericksburg.  Additionally, all ...read more
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Monday, November 06, 2017
Rockingham Stained Glass Studio only Virginia business to receive honor. HARRISONBURG, VA (November 3, 2017) —A Rockingham County artisan studio was recently named an American Craft Week Star Award winner in the Outstanding Craft Education & Demonstrations Events category by organizers of American Craft Week. BrydgeWorks Glass Studio, Supplies & Gifts was the lone award recipient from Virginia. ...read more
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Monday, November 06, 2017
During the past decade, Arts Council of the Valley has awarded nearly $350,000 to support community-based initiatives in the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County through its Advancing the Arts grants. These funds are awarded to organizations, art educators, and artists working in the visual, performing, and literary arts to support the art that makes for a vibrant community. For the Fall ...read more
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Friday, November 03, 2017
    Harrisonburg -- U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the eighth consecutive year, announce the "Best Law Firms" rankings.     Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC has been ranked in the 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list regionally in 13 practice areas.     Firms included in the 2018 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently ...read more
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Friday, November 03, 2017
 INFINEX INVESTMENTS, INC. and Farmers & Merchants Bank are not affiliated.  Farmers & Merchants Financial Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of Farmers & Merchants Bank.Securities and Insurance Products:Not Insured By FDIC or any Federal Government AgencyMay Lose ValueNot a Deposit of or Guaranteed by the Bank or any Bank AffiliateTIMBERVILLE, VA—November 1, 2017—F&M Bank is excited to announce the ...read more
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
HARRISONBURG - The law firm of Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC is pleased to announce that Briana A. Stevens has joined the firm.Briana A. Stevens received her J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law, where she was a member of the Public Interest Advocates and a board member of the West Virginia Fund for Law in the Public Interest.  While in law school, she worked as a student attorney in ...read more
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Monday, October 30, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces Up to $60 Million Investment in Rockingham County RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that DanoneWave, the newly combined business unit of the U.S. dairy operation of global food company Danone and legacy WhiteWave Foods, will invest up to $60 million in its plant-based beverage manufacturing operation in Rockingham County. The company will add new ...read more
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Monday, October 30, 2017
Showrooms at the Verona, Lexington and Elkton Locations Completely Renovated  Verona, VA – November 1, 2017 – Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation announced today that it has completed major renovations to the Company’s Hearth and Heating equipment showrooms at all locations.  The new showrooms feature greatly expanded selection, new layouts and live-burn displays, and improved product information. ...read more
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Thursday, October 26, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Jennifer Babcock, an instructor of communication studies and theater at Bridgewater College, has been named a winner of a 2017 Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology Award. The award was presented by James Madison University’s Libraries and Educational Technologies and recognizes Babcock’s innovative work with digital story maps exploring migrant experiences in the ...read more
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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Monday, March 13, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  CONTACT: Mike Aulgur or Cammie Tutwiler or Preston Knight PHONE: (540) 578-0626 or (540) 435-6134 or (540) 820-0809EMAIL: maulgur@svec.cooporctutwiler@svec.coopor pknight@svec.coop  SVEC Encourages Preparation for Winter Weather   MT. CRAWFORD – With several inches of heavy, wet snow in the forecast for parts of Shenandoah ...read more
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Thursday, February 02, 2017
 For Release: February 2, 2017                                                  Contact:  Wesley B. Wampler Director, Marketing and Sales Phone: 540-248-6273 wamplerw@dixiegas.com      Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation Appoints Safety & Regulatory Compliance Manager    VERONA, VA – February 2, 2017 – Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation, a leading provider of propane and petroleum products in ...read more
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