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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Fa La- La-LobbyHotel Madison Hosting Holiday Cheer With Community CreativityBy KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  11/21/20  Hotel Madison is sharing the magic of the holidays with Harrisonburg this year with its first-ever Christmas tree decorating contest.From Dec. 6 through Jan. 15, the lobby inside Hotel Madison will transform into a wintry wonderland as businesses and organizations within the ...read more
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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
 Giving Back on Giving Tuesday This Giving Tuesday on December 1st, The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County is encouraging our community to connect with and give directly to nonprofit organizations listed in Giving Back, a giving guide for the greater community, donor advisors, private foundations, civic groups, and giving circles. Community members can learn more about ...read more
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Monday, November 23, 2020
Giving Back on Giving TuesdayThis Giving Tuesday on December 1st, The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County is encouraging our community to connect with and give directly to nonprofit organizations listed in Giving Back, a giving guide for the greater community, donor advisors, private foundations, civic groups, and giving circles. Community members can learn more about ...read more
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Sunday, November 22, 2020
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Friday, November 20, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  11/20/20  Dynamic Aviation in Bridgewater will add more than 200 jobs as part of a $47.9 million expansion, according to a Thursday press release from the office of Gov. Ralph Northam.“Dynamic Aviation chose its Virginia location for the facility expansion and the creation of 207 new jobs because of the region’s infrastructure, assets and strategic ...read more
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Friday, November 20, 2020
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Friday, November 20, 2020
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Friday, November 20, 2020
    Commonwealth of VirginiaOffice of Governor Ralph S. Northam     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · November 19, 2020    Office of the GovernorContact: Alena YarmoskyEmail: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov  Virginia Economic Development PartnershipContact: Suzanne ClarkEmail: ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Chamber, Community, Education, Human Interest
Friday, November 20, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  11/19/20  When Amy Strunk had a cancer scare this summer, it chilled her to the bone. For anyone who’s had to sit in a starchy office and hear the dreaded words fall out of a doctor’s mouth, they know the feeling, but the news was an even harder pill for Strunk to swallow.At 25, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, but the diagnosis came after eight months of ...read more
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Thursday, November 19, 2020
Great Community Give 2021 to be Held on April 21stEligible Nonprofit Agencies Registering NowHarrisonburg, VA – Planning is underway now for the 4th Annual Great Community Give to be held on Wednesday April 21. 2021.  Organizers are encouraging early registration for participating nonprofit agencies at www.greatcomunitygive.org.  Eligibility requirements include having an IRS 501(c)(3) status and ...read more
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Great Community Give 2021 Nonprofit Registration OPEN  The Great Community Give, an initiative of Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, is a sunrise to sunset giving day event that promotes charitable giving to support nonprofit organizations in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. The Great Community Give will take place on April 21, 2021 from 6:30am to 8:00pm. Each ...read more
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
HARRISONBURG (November 19, 2020) —FairField Center has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Recovery Marketing Leverage Program (RMLP), designed to help local and regional tourism entities attract more visitors by leveraging limited local marketing dollars through a local match of the state grants funds.More than $1.9 million in matching grant funds were awarded to 161 ...read more
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Friday, November 13, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  11/13/20  As winter peeks its jolly head around the corner, Salvation Army’s iconic red kettles begin to appear for donation collections.On Thursday morning, the local chapter hosted its annual kettle and angel tree kickoff in the Belk Court at Valley Mall.After leading the crowd in prayer, Capt. Harold Gitau, corps officer for the Harrisonburg Salvation Army, ...read more
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Friday, November 13, 2020
Governor Northam Announces New Statewide Measures to Contain COVID-19Includes limit of 25 individuals for in-person gatherings, expanded mask mandate, on-site alcohol curfew, and increased enforcement RICHMOND—As COVID-19 surges in states across the country, Governor Ralph Northam today announced new actions to mitigate the spread of the virus in Virginia. While the Commonwealth’s case count per ...read more
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Thursday, November 12, 2020
Harrisonburg, VA – November 11, 2020:  For 15 years, Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley (BICSV) has connected brain injured individuals, across a seven-county region in the Shenandoah Valley, to valuable resources. As an affiliate of James Madison University’s Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services, Brain Injury Connections has partnered with local funders such as ...read more
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
DN-R Staff Reports11/10/20  The City of Harrisonburg announced it has awarded 22 nonprofits $626,831 from its CARES Act funding due to the COVID-19 pandemic.According to the city, the nonprofit support grants were focused on service interruption and service expansion during the pandemic and the funds were recommended by the city’s CARES Act Advisory Task Force made up of residents, city staff and ...read more
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Editor’s Note: Safely staging Les Miserable School Edition at Eastern Mennonite School during a pandemic required creative thinking by faculty and staff and broad community support. In addition to the dozens of hours of rehearsal in varied weather, parents and volunteers from the local community built the expansive outdoor stage and created props and costumes. Professional quality light and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Dozens of volunteers — students, faculty, staff, community members, parents and grandparents — joined a “solar barn raising” on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 to install 357 solar panels atop the school’s upper building in a little less than four and a half hours. The solar array will offset nearly a third of the total electricity used by the school’s facilities while generating enough clean energy to ...read more
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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Monday, November 09, 2020
For four weeks in August, the congregation of Divine Unity Community Church was welcomed into discussions about racial justice. The format was a healing circle, with the concepts of restorative justice at their foundation and with committed participants who wanted to work together towards knowledge and understanding. Called “Restorative Justice Healing Circles,” the process included four ...read more
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Monday, November 09, 2020
“What about my cross-cultural?” [highlight='align right']Learn more about EMU's cross-cultural program.[/highlight] This question has been at the top of the mind for many Eastern Mennonite University students as the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the globe. Where, when and how to meet this unique academic requirement – named by alumni as the source of as much personal transformation as ...read more
Friday, November 06, 2020
For Immediate ReleaseContacts:  Timothy J. Ruebke o (540) 434-0059, Ext. 6   |   c (540) 746-6004                  Nancy Munoz o (540) 434-0059, Ext. 6   |   c (540) 746-6004                   FairField Center Welcomes New Board MembersFour new individuals bring decades of diverse professional skills and experience to the nonprofit’s board. HARRISONBURG (November 6, 2020) —Harrisonburg’s ...read more
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Thursday, November 05, 2020
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Thursday, November 05, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  11/5/20  Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint is hosting a food drive for Blue Ridge Area Food Bank through the month of November.Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in Verona serves 25 counties and eight cities through a network of more than 200 distribution sites. Abena Foreman-Trice, media and communications manager for the food bank, said the nonprofit has seen a 24% ...read more
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Monday, November 02, 2020
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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Monday, October 26, 2020
David Berry, chair of Eastern Mennonite University’s music department, makes no secret of the vision behind the university’s upcoming made-for-broadcast special premiere of the annual Gala Concert. Always the highlight of EMU’s thriving musical culture, this year’s gala will be a “magnificent evening of music,” Berry said, adding that its inspiration comes from arts broadcasts such as the ...read more
Monday, October 26, 2020
Two clubs at Eastern Mennonite University did their best to get out the vote this month ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election – and contrary to the fraught and divisive national scene, they did so harmoniously. The effort, which included a jointly staffed booth on multiple days outside the dining hall and one virtual evening session, was intentionally “bipartisan,” according to Adam ...read more
Thursday, October 22, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  10/22/20  When Tony Brown discovered Our Community Place in 2017, he was living in a tent. After deciding to leave his life in the woods behind, he walked into OCP, unsure of what he may find. Brown became a volunteer by the next week, moved to be a donor within months and found housing two years later through OCP, as well as the courage to live there, he said ...read more
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
100 Corrugated desks donated by PCA provide the proper study environment for the Clubs  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  OCTOBER 19, 2020 (HARRISONBURG, VA) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County (BGCHR) received close to 100 desks made of corrugated cardboard. These desks are being used by Club members while Boys & Girls Clubs serve as academic support centers for school-aged youth in ...read more
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Friday, October 09, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  10/8/20  Learning outside of the home, what once seemed a common activity but now a precious rarity, is back in downtown.After six months of closure, downtown’s Explore More Discovery Museum reopened last week under limited hours and reduced capacity for pre- scheduled play sessions.Museum Director Lisa Shull said staff has worked for months tracking information ...read more
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Friday, October 09, 2020
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Wednesday, October 07, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  10/5/20  The Mercy House Thrift Store is not only a place for those in need to find clothing for $1, but a major funding source for the organization’s shelter that provides a home for families without housing.As the nonprofit organization shifts its mission to bringing affordable housing for homeless families, Mercy House announced on Sept. 26 that ...read more
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Saturday, October 03, 2020
  New Exhibit Celebrating Award-Winning Virginia Quilter The Virginia Quilt Museum to Showcase the Work of Shenandoah Valley quilter Lena Behme    Harrisonburg, Va.- On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, the Virginia Quilt Museum will open its newest exhibit featuring the work of award-winning quilter Lena Behme. This exhibit will be displayed until the museum closes for the season on December ...read more
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Friday, October 02, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  10/2/20  When CrossKeys Vineyards was awarded a $10,000 grant through Rockingham County’s Small Business Grant Program, Director of Marketing Babak Bakhtiar said the money was put toward payroll and operation costs. The grant application was approved on July 30, nearly two months after the winery reopened in May.While Bakhtiar said business at CrossKeys ...read more
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Patricia F. Koogler Honored As Top Wealth Advisor Mom by Working Mother Magazine  Waynesboro, VA – October 1, 2020 – Patricia F. Koogler, CPA, CRPC®, CLTC® a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Waynesboro and Harrisonburg, was named to the list of “Working Mother Top Wealth Advisor Moms” published by Working Mother Magazine. The list recognizes women financial advisors with ...read more
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Friday, September 25, 2020
MT JACKSON, VA – Holtzman Oil Corp. and Holtzman Propane announced plans today to open a new office and showroom in Verona, VA to better serve customers in Augusta County and the surrounding communities. The companies already provide propane, heating oil, lubricants and fuels to residential and commercial customers throughout the region. “The new location will help us become more involved in the ...read more
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Thursday, September 24, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  9/24/20  Nearly 100 people electronically joined the eighth annual Valley Business Summit on Wednesday to hear from elected officials and local economic development leaders about the future of business and industry regulations in the region and commonwealth.Dels. Tony Wilt, R- Broadway, Chris Runion, R-Bridgewater, Ronnie Campbell, R-Bath, and John Avoli, ...read more
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Monday, September 21, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  9/19/20  Virginia employers created 68,000 jobs in August as the economy attempted to rebuild itself, said Joe Mengedoth, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, citing Virginia Employment Commission data.The commonwealth lost a total of 440,000 jobs in March and April, but has now added back 188,000 jobs, or roughly 43% of the jobs lost, according ...read more
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Monday, September 21, 2020
Dynamic Aviation To Help With Effort To Find Amelia Earhart’s Final Resting PlaceBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  9/21/20  As a physical education teacher at Turner Ashby High School for more than 20 years, Cindy Ferek of Broadway watched and taught high schoolers to run laps.Now, as a certified flight instructor, Ferek teaches fl ying students to lap airports and everything else involved in the ...read more
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Friday, September 18, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record 9/16/20  During lazy summer days, Phil Duntemann would experimentally roast coffee beans on his porch. Within three years, those dog days of hobby roasting evolved into an operational cafe serving downtown Harrisonburg pedestrian traffic through Agora Market.Over the years, Broad Porch Coffee Co. has played an instrumental role in creating a homey feeling for ...read more
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Friday, September 18, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  9/17/20  Mount Crawford- based logistics, transportation and development firm InterChange Group became part owner of the Shenandoah Valley Railroad last week, according to Lance Arey, the general manager of the railway firm.Arey said InterChange Group’s addition to the railroad partnership will “definitely bring [opportunity] to the Valley and more movement of cars ...read more
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Friday, September 18, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  9/18/20  Involved, caring and a person of integrity are all words Elroy Miller used to describe Nancy Hopkins-Garriss.“She has been a remarkable director,” said Miller, former Pleasant View board president.For the last 35 years, Hopkins-Garriss has brought new life to Pleasant View and for the individuals who call it home. And while she has shared numerous ...read more
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Friday, September 18, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  9/18/20  As part of its Hometown Strong initiative, Pilgrim’s announced Tuesday it will invest $350,000 in Broadway and Timberville to support the communities.Projects that will be funded include upgrades to both of the towns’ parks, such as new playground equipment at Heritage Park in Broadway, and the construction of a basketball court, pickleball court and ...read more
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  9/15/20  The need for quality child care that also adds an element of instruction is at all- time premium for area parents, as many are working while their children are learning virtually.Horizons Outdoor Learning Center north of Harrisonburg is here to help. Thanks to additional funding from Harrisonburg City Public Schools, the organization is also able to ...read more
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Friday, September 04, 2020
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Friday, September 04, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  9/3/20  It’s been more than a year since Michael Strawderman’s father, Ronnie, died from Alzheimer’s, and the memory of what the disease did to him is hard to forget.Ronnie’s driver’s license was taken away, and he forgot how to do the things he loved the most.“Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States,” Michael Strawderman said.It ...read more
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Wednesday, September 02, 2020
The Agricultural Enterprise Center Feasibility Study will determine if a certified, commercial, shared-use facility in the central Shenandoah Valley is possible, practical and viable. If brought to fruition, this multi-use facility is expected to support the region’s many small to mid-size agricultural businesses and entrepreneurs by expanding market reach and reducing some of the risk and ...read more
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Tuesday, September 01, 2020
A New Name for Staunton’s Historic Hotel  Introducing Hotel 24 South, a Virginia Destination and Conference Center     STAUNTON, VA – September 1, 2020 -- Originally built in 1924, reopened and reimagined with an extensive renovation in 2005, Staunton, Virginia’s legacy hotel is sporting a new name and new brand.  Introducing Hotel 24 South, a Virginia Destination and Conference Center.  ...read more
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Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Virginia Business magazine released the inaugural edition of the Virginia 500 – the 2020 PowerList. This list consists of the Commonwealth’s most powerful and influential corporate and community leaders by sector.  Brown Edwards is pleased to announce its CEO Jason Hartman is included in the Professional Services sector. Brown Edwards is the largest non-national, independent accounting firm in ...read more
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Armentrout Works To Grow Chamber RanksMembership Director Aims To Support Women’s Business OrganizationsBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  8/26/20  Growing up in the town of Shenandoah, Sheena Armentrout watched as her mother, Donna Cave, and her grandmother, Ruby Nicholson, ran a salon.“They started their own business. It was a successful business, and my mom stepped into the corporate world,” ...read more
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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
That’s A WrapRockingham County Fair Completes A Week Unlike Any OtherBy JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  8/24/20  The barns are empty and food booths closed for business as the Rockingham County Fair wrapped up another successful year, despite challenges of operating during a pandemic.“The agriculture fair we had truly went back to our roots,” said Rebecca Holloway, fair general manager. ...read more
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Monday, August 24, 2020
Now Announcing STAR Online!  Trauma can trap us in cycles of violence within ourselves and our communities. But it doesn't have to be that way. Individuals and communities can learn skills for addressing trauma, healing relationships, and building resilience to improve the well-being of all. STAR trainings are now offered online. Sign-up to join a training this fall! STAR brings together theory ...read more
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Friday, August 21, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  8/21/20  Dozens of city and county residents learned about the commonwealth’s new temporary work standards during a webinar call with Courtney Malveaux, a Richmond lawyer with experience in labor and business law.Malveaux previously worked as Virginia’s Labor Commissioner and now co- leads the workplace safety and health group for law firm Jackson Lewis P.C.The ...read more
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Thursday, August 20, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  8/20/20  Jumping hurdles from the health and education systems is an endless mental and emotional exercise for Amanda Morris as she works to provide care for her 13- year- old son, James, who sustained an acquired brain injury from hypoxia. In the era of COVID-19, most support systems and resources have disappeared, but Morris said one organization has backed ...read more
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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Food Sales A Lifeline For Remaining Booths At Rockingham County FairBy JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  8/18/20  For Rockingham County 4-H, operating the food booth at the Rockingham County Fair is its only source of fundraising and one of four booths to be open this year.“Without funds raised here, there is no money for scholarships or clubs,” said Austin Payne, co-chair of the Rockingham ...read more
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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  8/18/20  When the COVID- 19 pandemic hit in early March, a lot of colleges and universities had to discuss whether to proceed with annual giving campaigns, on which they rely, or to pause given the uncertainty of the current climate.For Eastern Mennonite University, the decision was made to continue with campaigning, which included EMU’s LovEMU Day in April, ...read more
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
2020/21 Ski Season Passes Now on Sale at Massanutten Resort  Virginia Resort Introduces New Tiered Rate Schedule for Individual and Family Passes;Lowest Season Pass Prices Available Through August 31st  McGaheysville, Va – August 18, 2020 – Massanutten Resort, a premier all-season resort destination in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, today announcedit being the last chance to purchase ...read more
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Friday, August 14, 2020
https://flyshd.com/shdcares/Weyers Cave, Virginia, July 7, 2020 – The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) announces new procedures and terminal updates as an increased number of air travelers return to the skies. The #SHDcares program was developed with passenger safety and comfort in mind, following guidance from the CDC as well as experts in the aviation industry. “As passengers begin to ...read more
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Thursday, August 13, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  8/31/20  The city of Harrisonburg announced it would be giving out $750,000 worth of grants to businesses as part of a new program to support local employers and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.“Our businesses have endured so much during this pandemic,” Brian Shull, the city’s economic development director,said in a press release. “I am thankful to City ...read more
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Brown Edwards Jumps Six Places on Inside Public Accounting’s Top 100 List    INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) announces the release of its 2020 annual financial performance analysis and ranking of the nation’s largest public accounting firms.  Roanoke, Virginia based Brown Edwards again ranks among the nation’s Top 100 Firms, moving up six places to #81.  The rankings are based on 2019 U.S. net ...read more
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  8/8/20  After altering the qualifications, a second round is opening for Rockingham County’s small business grant program starting Monday that will allow more small businesses to apply for COVID-19 relief funding.The grant program, approved by the Board of Supervisors on June 24, is funded by $500,000 the county received from the CARES Act and will be used to ...read more
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  8/8/20  Each quarter, Harrisonburg’s local grocery store dedicates two weeks to collecting proceeds to support local initiatives for change by asking customers to round up their total bill.Starting Sunday, Friendly City Food Co-op is running a Rounding Up the Register campaign for the Harriet Tubman Cultural Center until Aug. 22.The Harriet Tubman Cultural ...read more
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  8/11/20  For 25 years, Virginia Quilt Museum has attracted international craft lovers to Harrisonburg with a diverse range of both locally crafted and globally revered quilt-related collections of art.In an era of isolation and closed borders, Virginia Quilt Museum is celebrating its silver anniversary this month with several online activities and a new ...read more
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Monday, August 03, 2020
ROCKINGHAM – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative members from 2019 will receive a boost after their Board of Directors voted July 30 to return more than $4 million in capital credits. The return of funds, also known as a retirement, may be voted on for years in which a financial audit determines the cooperative’s revenues to have exceeded expenses. This is one of the key advantages to being a ...read more
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Friday, July 31, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  7/31/20  When Stacy Rose, owner of Thunderbird Cafe and Hank’s Grille and Catering, was told his businesses were one of the 33 recipients of funding from the Rockingham County Small Business Grant program, the joy in his voice was evident.“This is great,” he said. “I feel very fortunate to receive this.”As the owner of two restaurants, Rose saw firsthand the ...read more
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Thursday, July 30, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  7/30/20  An accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association is one only 15% of small- animal hospitals in the United States and Canada have received, and Harrisonburg is home to two accredited veterinaries.Anicira Veterinary Center has recently received an accreditation from the association after going though an extensive review process and ...read more
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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  7/28/20  InterChange Group announced Friday that its newest cold storage warehouse in Mount Crawford will expand its use of solar panels by the end of 2020 and become home to the industry’s largest solar power system in Virginia.Erik Curren, marketing adviser for Secure Futures Solar, said InterChange Group signed an agreement with the Staunton- based solar ...read more
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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record 7/28/20  Rockingham County’s small business grant review team will start to review applications received for the COVID-19 small business grant program in preparation for the county’s economic development authority meeting Thursday, according to Josh Gooden.Gooden, economic development and tourism coordinator for the county, said there were 52 applications ...read more
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Friday, July 24, 2020
BACK TO BASICSRockingham County Fair Trims Schedule, Highlights Ag RootsBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  7/24/20  Though there will be no carnival at this year’s Rockingham County Fair, that doesn’t mean the fair’s board had an easy ride in coming to a decision on the event during the COVID-19 pandemic.“It’s definitely been like a roller coaster,” said Rebecca Holloway, fair general manager. “We’re ...read more
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Friday, July 24, 2020
HARRISONBURG, Va (July 23, 2020) — The Major League Development Association (MLDA) continued their efforts to connect soccer communities across Virginia on Monday, as the MLDA announced the formation of expansion club, Virginia Skyline Soccer based in Harrisonburg, VA and serving the Shenandoah Valley Area.  Virginia Skyline Soccer joins Virginia Beach City FC as the second club under the MLDA ...read more
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
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Monday, July 20, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  7/18/20  Harrisonburg is welcoming a new business as Shenandoah Hemp Supply held its grand opening Friday at the Agora Downtown Market, celebrating its second store location within one year.Shenandoah Hemp Supply, which started in Waynesboro, specializes in bringing locally grown hemp to consumers through a variety of products, including lotion, clothes and ...read more
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Friday, July 17, 2020
Johnathan B. ComerJuly 16, 2020 Harrisonburg, Virginia Jonathan B. Comer is the latest to join the commercial lending team at First Bank & Trust Company in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  Comer has thirteen years of experience, primarily from Blue Ridge Bank, formerly The Page Valley Bank, where he began his career in 2007. Prior to his time with Blue Ridge, Comer worked as an intern at Scott & ...read more
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
ROCKINGHAM – In its latest round of giving, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Committee awarded $18,500 in 11 grants to area organizations.   Operation Round Up is the cooperative’s charitable giving program. A committee of nine members and one cooperative employee review grant applications from nonprofits, schools and civic organizations, awarding those it feels are ...read more
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced this week that select legislators have received the 2020 Spirit of Enterprise Award. This award recognizes a legislator’s commitment to supporting pro-business legislation, bipartisan leadership, and constructive governing. “I am honored to be named a recipient of the 2020 Spirit of Enterprise Award for my legislative record. One of my top priorities in ...read more
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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Child Care Aware of Virginia Secures PPE with support from AT&TChild Care Aware of Virginia (CCAoVA) works to improve access to and quality of child care in Virginia by helping families find child care, developing the child care workforce through training and business support services, and advocating for policies that ensure safe, quality, equitable care is available to all children in ...read more
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
ROCKINGHAM – Effective today, the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative Board of Directors is pleased to announce Greg Rogers as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He is the seventh leader in the Cooperative’s 84-year history.   Rogers has more than 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry. He has spent the last decade at SVEC, where he was most ...read more
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Thursday, July 02, 2020
JUNE 26, 2020 – The latest response rates for the 2020 Census show that Rockingham County has exceeded its 2010 Census response rate. So far 68.2% of households in Rockingham have responded to the 2020 Census, including 46.2%% through the online questionnaire, surpassing the total 2010 Census self-response rate of 66.8%.The City of Harrisonburg is making progress toward reaching its 2010 rate with ...read more
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Thursday, July 02, 2020
July 1, 2020Four Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC attorneys have been named VirginiaSuper Lawyer/Rising Stars for 2020.  Three attorneys were named Super Lawyers, which is an annual publication only selecting five percent of the attorneys in the state to be included in their select list.  WAW also had one attorney named to the Rising Stars list.  Rising Stars are attorneys under the age of 40 or in ...read more
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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
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Monday, June 29, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  6/29/20  At the peak of pandemic news infiltrating day-to-day life, marked by toilet paper’s elevated status to a precious commodity and a sudden national craze for Netflix docu-series “Tiger King,” life was, in short, weird. Rather than fold its cards and hunker down to conspire if Carole Baskin killed her husband, the Pale Fire Brewing team dedicated its ...read more
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
DN-R News Desk     6/24/20  Almost two dozen Harrisonburg businesses that borrowed money from the city to help weather the COVID-19 storm won’t need to pay it back.City Council voted Tuesday to forgive $105,000 worth of loans distributed among 22 local businesses through the Disaster Impact Loan Program, which was establishedon March 19.Under the program, businesses could borrow up to $5,000 in ...read more
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
In June, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Business Support Taskforce achieved a major milestone in awarding $105,500 in grants to small businesses located in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham area. Businesses were awarded a grant that ranged from $1500 to $5000 from March through June.   Funding for this program came from donors F&M Bank, Atlantic Union Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Harrisonburg Downtown ...read more
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  6/22/20  For the last two years, local nonprofits have turned to the community for a day of online fundraising, known as the Great Community Give. But during the year of the COVID-19 pandemic and budget cuts, this year’s day of giving, set for Wednesday, is more crucial than ever.“Nonprofits are really needing the funding this year,” said Revlan Hill, ...read more
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Friday, June 12, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  6/10/20  For the last two months, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has been working to provide food boxes for individuals in need during the COVID- 19 pandemic, and a hefty grant from Truist Financial Corp. will allow it to serve more people.As part of its national philanthropic pledge to support basic needs, medical supplies and financial hardship relief, the ...read more
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020
A Message from the Virginia Chamber Currently, our country and our commonwealth face two crises at once: a health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic and an economic crisis due to the shutdown of business in response to the pandemic. Ideally, we would end the economic crisis by ending the health crisis. However, we know that the necessary steps to end the health crisis will take time – ...read more
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Friday, June 05, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  6/4/20  Rockingham County is home to the top two safest cities in Virginia, and it became official May 27.SafeWise, a safety- focused community organization, recently released its list of the state’s 20 safest cities and towns for 2020, with Broadway ranked No. 1 and Bridgewater following at No. 2.In 2019, Broadway was ranked at No. 10 due to an increase in ...read more
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Thursday, June 04, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Garth Knight Joins Executive Team of F&M Bank  For Immediate Release | June 4, 2020  F&M Bank’s senior leadership team and board of directors welcome Garth Knight to the organization as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer.   Mr. Knight joins F&M Bank with over 15 years of banking experience. He comes to the organization from Wells Fargo, based in McLean, Virginia, ...read more
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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News- Record 5/30/20  Back in its day, the Douglas C-47 was considered one of the key components in winning World War II and saw extensive use in aviation from military to corporate.Today, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the aircraft will play a vital role in honoring front- line workers. The C-47 military transport aircraft and a 1959 Beech 18 will fly at ...read more
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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  5/30/20  The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has teamed up with three Shenandoah Valley health-care groups to provide food boxes to individuals who were hospitalized or in self-isolation due to COVID-19 and are financially vulnerable during the pandemic.“Partnering with local health-care organizations provides a perfect opportunity to meet the nutritional needs of ...read more
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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
By COLIN MCGUIRESpecial to the DN-R 6/1/20  While the national toll for deaths related to COVID-19 eclipsed 100,000 last week, states across the country currently find themselves in various stages of their respective reopening plans, which has proven to be a sign of optimism that the outbreak is trending in a positive direction.  VirginiaVirginia is in Phase 1 of its “safe at home” plan, which ...read more
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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
LOUD AND CLEARIconic Plane Leads Flyover To Honor Those On Front Lines Of COVID-19 FightBy JIM SACCODaily News-Record  6/1/20  BRIDGEWATER — There she sits — sleek and shiny in all her metal glory.And Rod Moyer can’t help himself, he just has to smile.“She’s iconic,” he says, keeping with the old- school tradition of referring to planes with feminine pronouns.“They’ve always been ladies,” he ...read more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
SpotOn Raises $40 Million Funding Round Led by Franklin Templeton and Dragoneer Investment Group Next Generation Payments and Software Company Will Use Capital to Accelerate Growth and Fuel Expansion into New Markets SpotOn co-founders Matthew and Zachary Hyman (Photo: Business Wire) SpotOn co-founders Matthew and Zachary Hyman (Photo: Business Wire) SpotOn co-founders Matthew and Zachary ...read more
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