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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Kendal Bauman is the current assistant athletic director and physical education teacher for Eastern Mennonite Elementary School, and was the boys varsity soccer coach from 1992 to 2012. Coach Bauman researched and drafted this article and pulled together a display (pictures at easternmennonite.org/news) in the early morning hours before Menno Classic competition on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2021, at ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Education
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
HARRISONBURG BUSINESS LEADER   JOINS ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORSHarrisonburg, VA, September 21, 2021– The Central and Western Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association announces the addition of Christy Miller, a resident of Fort Defiance and Managing Director of Northwestern Mutual in Harrisonburg, to its board of directors. A James Madison University graduate with a passion ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Monday, September 20, 2021
Eastern Mennonite School will host a virtual coffee and economic outlook presentation on Wed., Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. Dr. Jason Fink, James Madison University professor of finance, director of research with Graves-Light, and an EMS dad will present insights on the stock and bond markets. Participants can also interact with EMS students, PBMares, and The Community Foundation. Register to receive a ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic, Education, Chamber, Human Interest
Friday, September 17, 2021
SpotOn Raises $300 Million in Series E Funding Led by Andreessen Horowitz; Transaction Values Company at $3.15 Billion   SpotOn also announces the acquisition of Appetize, extending its coverage to include small, midsize, and enterprise retail, restaurant, sports, entertainment and hospitality businesses in the United StatesAppetize will go to market as SpotOn and will be sharply focused on ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Media Contact: Logan Bogert Communications Coordinatorlbogert@bridgewater.edu (540) 828-5486BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Dr. Madeleine Albright, a professor, author, diplomat and businesswoman who served as Secretary of State of the United States (1997-2001), will present an endowed lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.The event, In Conversation with Madeleine ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Massanutten Regional Library to Host Local History Lectures in October2021 Four-Part Series Focuses on Topics in Preservation & Conservation in a Virtual Format  The annual Deyerle Program Series on Local History returns to Massanutten Regional Library with four virtual events during the month of October. This popular lecture series features local historians, scholars and area experts who explore ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, September 13, 2021
Flora Pettit congratulates Skip Roberts who has achieved a milestone seldom reached by most attorneys—50 years as an active member of the Virginia Bar. Skip started his law practice in 1971 in Harrisonburg, Virginia with the law firm of Wharton, Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC.  He was one of several second-generation lawyers in that firm, who led its very successful expansion. While practicing there, he ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Monday, September 13, 2021
Alumni, parents, and students are invited to join Eastern Mennonite University’s celebration of Homecoming and Family Weekend Oct. 15-17, 2021. “Homecoming is one of our favorite times of the year, when alumni return to campus to reunite with friends and family and professors, share memories and make new ones,” said Jennifer North Bauman, director of alumni and parent relations. “After last ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Friday, September 10, 2021
For the 2nd year in a row, Brown Edwards CEO, Jason Hartman, has been named to the Virginia 500 2021 Power List.   The Virginia 500, assembled by Virginia Business magazine, lists the state’s top business leaders across twenty categories taking into consideration annual revenue, newsworthiness, community involvement, diversity, number of employees (in Virginia and worldwide) and how ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, September 03, 2021
Timberville, VA (September 2, 2021) – F&M Bank Corp. (OTCQX:FMBM), parent company of Farmers & Merchants Bank, announces the appointment of three new corporate members as of the July 2021 meeting of the board of directors. The new members are Daphyne Saunders Thomas with James Madison University; John Willingham with Stoneridge Companies; and Hannah Hutman with Hoover Penrod, PLC. “Our Board of ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Friday, September 03, 2021
How do we want to “live” together this year? Treat each other? Be treated? And care for our school and the environment? These are questions Eastern Mennonite Elementary School students explore together at the beginning of each school year, signing classroom agreements and the elementary school peace pledge. Adapted from materials created by The Institute for Peace and Justice, the pledge ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, September 01, 2021
The Master’s in Counseling program at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) has been awarded a four-year grant continuation from the Health Resources and Services Administration to increase access to mental and behavioral healthcare in the Shenandoah Valley. The grant, which is funded through the administration’s Behavioral Health Workforce Education Training program, will provide $1.01 million to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Senior Home Safety Specialist™ Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eric Rishellgoodstewards.ec@gmail.comGood Stewards Estate Care, LLC | Aging-In-Place | Security & Safety (hrchamber.org)Public Profile - NAHB540.421.9819 Eric Rishell Earns the Senior Home Safety Specialist™ Designation from Age Safe® America. Bridgewater, VA   8/31/21 – Eric Rishell, of Good Stewards Estate Care, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, August 27, 2021
For the 3rd year in a row, Brown Edwards has been recognized as a Top 50 Construction Accounting Firm by Construction Executive magazine. Construction Executive is considered a leading source for news, market developments and business issues impacting the construction industry. In the July/August 2021 edition, the magazine released its annual list recognizing the Top 50 Construction Accounting ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Hildred Neff Memorial Fund – Grant Application Available The 2021 Hildred Neff Memorial Fund grant application is now available! Hildred Neff was born in and lived in Rockingham County her whole life. She loved animals and was especially fond of cats. She left her estate to create an endowed fund to benefit agencies that provide for the needs of both domestic and wild animals. Grant awards can ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
ROCKINGHAM – Ten area organizations have benefitted from the generosity of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative members by receiving an Operation Round Up grant.   A 10-person committee, comprising nine members and a co-op employee, met in late July and reviewed applications for the cooperative’s charitable giving program. It selected which ones to fund from a pool of money that grows as ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Hildred Neff Memorial Fund – Grant Application Available The 2021 Hildred Neff Memorial Fund grant application is now available! Hildred Neff was born in and lived in Rockingham County her whole life. She loved animals and was especially fond of cats. She left her estate to create an endowed fund to benefit agencies that provide for the needs of both domestic and wild animals. Grant awards can ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, August 23, 2021
Roanoke, VA – Richmond Vincent, Jr., President & CEO for Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, announced new board leadership. Effective Monday, August 23rd, Matthew Churchill, Wells Fargo, will assume the Chairman of the Board position. Matt has served on Goodwill’s® board since 2016. He is actively involved throughout the community, also serving on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, August 16, 2021
Today Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) Chair, Frank Friedman, cut the ribbon to launch the eagerly-anticipated Afton Express commuter bus scheduled to begin service on September 1. He was joined by CSPDC Commissioners and staff, local government representatives, and transportation partners. Rebecca White, Director, UVA Department of Parking & Transportation, Waynesboro ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, August 13, 2021
ROCKINGHAM – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative members re-elected longtime board director Larry C. Howdyshell to highlight the organization’s 85th annual membership meeting on Thursday, Aug. 12.   SVEC’s board and select staff gathered at the headquarters in Rockingham County for the telephone town hall-style event. More than 100 members registered to receive a call to participate. The ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, August 05, 2021
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
Small Business Game Changerpresented by Appeal ProductionSeptember 4- November 21, 2021   What is it: Owning a small business can be tough, but it is extremely rewarding. And sometimes, you just need the right kind of marketing to make your business a step above the rest. As Andy Vanhook, owner of Appeal Production states, “It’s the most satisfying and difficult thing I’ve ever done. The ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
DOWNTOWN 2040City Eyes Master Plan For Downtown With Community InputDNR 8/3/21For some, the thought of urban development might conjure images of slick-talking businesspeople bulldozing beloved community sites in favor of a high-rise apartment or parking lot.There was a different picture at the #DreamDowntown pop-up events from July 23 to 25, which are part of Harrisonburg’s urban development plan, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, July 29, 2021
ON THE RAILS94% Of Rail Trail Survey Respondents Say They'll Use It If BuiltDNR 7/23/21  If completed, Brad Shelton, with Michael Baker International, said the rail trail will be divided into six segments to allow user flexibility if built individually. Shelton said the first segment will be 11.5 miles long and stretch from Broadway to Caverns Road in Shenandoah County.Brad Reed, a planner with ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, July 29, 2021
WEYERS CAVE — Blue Ridge Community College and James Madison University have forged another partnership intertwining their students.Presidents of the institutions announced Monday that 50 students from JMU’s fall 2022 waitlist will be able to go their first year at BRCC while living on JMU’s campus and eventually be able to transfer into the four-year university. The transfer program, named Bridge ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
For the 5th year in a row, Brown Edwards has been recognized as a top accounting firm on the INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) Top 100 List, moving up another three spots on the list this year.  The IPA 400 recognizes the top U.S.-based accounting firms and is the most comprehensive list of North American public accounting firms available. Each year, IPA ranks the largest public accounting firms in ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
DNR 7/19/21  In June, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County reached a milestone of recovering over two-thirds of the jobs lost in March and April 2020, according to Joe Mengedoth, a Richmond Federal Reserve Bank economist.Statewide, 60% of jobs have been recovered since the mass job loss during the first two months of the pandemic, he said.Shenandoah Valley localities have led the way in the state ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
DNR 7/22/21  The Shenandoah Valley Rail Trail feasibility study gained the attention of thousands of Virginians, and on Wednesday, the popularity in the project will be revealed.In collaboration with the Virginia Department of Transportation and Department of Rail and Public Transportation, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will host a webinar at 7 p.m. Wednesday to share the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, July 26, 2021
Winchester, VA – Coldwell Banker Premier, founded by Steve DuBrueler in 1994, was recently honored as one of the top companies within the Coldwell Banker global network for 2020. The firm has received the prestigious President’s Award of Honor distinction, placing them within the top 16% of all Coldwell Banker franchisees in the nation. DuBrueler’s passion for helping the company’s agents, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, July 26, 2021
Shenandoah Valley Return to Earn Program Open to Eligible BusinessesBonuses offered as incentive to unemployed workers to return to work and to help employers fill job vacancies.  Harrisonburg, VA (July 19, 2021). The Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board is currently taking applications for the Shenandoah Valley Return to Earn Program. Eligible small businesses can apply to be reimbursed ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, July 26, 2021
DNR 7/24/21There is congressional legislation that could have a serious, negative impact on a number of major industries that support Virginia’s vibrant economy, including farming and agriculture, particularly important to us in the Valley. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), prioritizes growing union power and influence rather than the rights of workers to choose or not chose to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, July 26, 2021
Fred C. Garber of Mount Jackson, a farmer, businessman and longtime electric cooperative director, is the recipient of the 2021 Electric Cooperative Leadership Award from the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives.   Garber received the association’s highest award July 22 at a reception at the Rockingham office of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative, where he ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Franklin, West Virginia – Earlier this summer, Pendleton Community Bank (PCB) acquired three financial centers in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Now, the organization will continue its growth by launching a Dealer Finance Division. The community bank is thrilled to announce the addition of Jason Blosser, Dealer Finance Manager, to oversee the auto lending portfolio throughout the financial ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
After last year’s event was postponed due to COVID-19, the Dayton Muddler returns to the Rockingham County town next month.However, the money raised by the roughly 4-mile obstacle course race will be distributed differently this year.Instead of going to a veterans group, the money will go to the Dayton Police Department and Harrisonburg Police Foundation.Dayton Police Chief Jason Trout said his ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
$4.3B in stimulus funds to be allocated at August special session PUBLISHED JULY 12, 2021BY KATHERINE SCHULTEGov. Ralph Northam Ahead of the General Assembly’s August special session, Gov. Ralph Northam said Monday he wants to spend $353 million of Virginia’s federal relief funding on small business recovery and assisting the tourism industry. Virginia received $4.3 billion in federal ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Virginia wins CNBC Top State for Business in 2021State repeats victory of 2019 PUBLISHED JULY 13, 2021BY KATE ANDREWS / KATHERINE SCHULTERalph Northam appears on CNBC on July 13, 2021. Virginia was named CNBC’s top state for business for the second time in a row, beating out North Carolina and Texas, as well as being the first state to win the honor five times, the network said Tuesday ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County celebrates another successful year working with donors in providing scholarships to students in our local area. Over $245,000 in scholarship were given to students of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Congratulations to all 2021 scholarship recipients! For the list of students, please see below. TCFHR believes education is the key ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, July 12, 2021
Making improvements to Smithland Road and the Mount Crawford park and ride came with a combined price tag of nearly $5 million. After the state approved the distribution of $1.3 billion for various transportation projects in June, Rockingham County is looking at completing those projects at no cost. During Tuesday’s Rockingham County Planning Commission meeting, news was released that the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, July 12, 2021
DNR 7/10/21  Rockingham County Public Schools has received two rounds of federal stimulus money to help with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic through the CARES Act and the American Recovery Plan. The system is expecting to receive a third round of funding for the largest amount yet — $10.8 million.The first round of funding, $1.4 million, was used on some elementary early start programs for ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, July 09, 2021
Professional & Continuing Education Becomes a School Effective July 1, 2021As Dean, I am absolutely thrilled to share that on July 1, 2021, the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) officially approved our proposal to become the School of Professional & Continuing Education (SPCE) at James Madison University.SPCE is an academic unit with collaborative, innovative and curious ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
Friday, July 09, 2021
Massanutten, Va. – July 9, 2021 – Massanutten Resort, a premier all-season resort located in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, announced the creation of their Community Service Committee Charter that kicks off this summer.   The committee will serve to bring volunteer opportunities for resort employees to reach out and connect with the local community. These newfound connections will ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, July 08, 2021
ROCKINGHAM – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative members will receive a financial boost after their Board of Directors voted to return more than $5.5 million in capital credits.   Such a return may occur for years in which a financial audit determines the cooperative’s revenues exceed expenses. Also referred to as a capital credit retirement, this is one of the key advantages to being a part ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 07, 2021
Melissa Price, a partner at Brown Edwards’ Charleston, West Virginia office, has won the West Virginia Society of CPAs (WVSCPA) Public Service Award. This award recognizes a West Virginia CPA who demonstrates leadership, is involved in their community, makes an impact, and provides outstanding service. Melissa was honored at WVSCPA’s 103rd Annual Meeting held at the Greenbrier on June ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, July 02, 2021
Suzanne Bergmeister comes from the University of Louisville PUBLISHED JULY 1, 2021BY KATE ANDREWSGilliam Center for Entrepreneurship Executive Director Suzanne Bergmeister. Photo courtesy James Madison University James Madison University announced Thursday that Suzanne Bergmeister has been named the next executive director of its Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship. She comes from the University ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, July 02, 2021
We had the chance to sit down and chat with the new president and CEO for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, Chris Quinn. We asked how his work history and career led him to this type of work. He comes to the Chamber with experience in government, trade associations, and non-profits. His work in legislature and working with constituents from varying backgrounds that have different ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, July 01, 2021
Indoor agriculture company also hires new CFO PUBLISHED JUNE 30, 2021BY RICHARD FOSTERMatt Ryan. Photo courtesy Shenandoah Growers Rockingham County-based indoor agriculture company Shenandoah Growers Inc. has appointed former Starbucks Inc. Chief Marketing Officer Matthew Ryan as the company’s new CEO. And Mike Buckley, former senior vice president of business for Postmates, has been hired as ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, July 01, 2021
DNR 7/1/2021    DAYTON — Rockingham Cooperative has been celebrating its 100th anniversary since February and to keep the festivities rolling, board members were presented with a resolution Wednesday commemorating the occasion.Approved by the Virginia General Assembly during the 2021 session, the resolution recognizes Rockingham Cooperative for servicing its community for 100 years. The ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, July 01, 2021
Franklin, West Virginia – Pendleton Community Bank (PCB) is excited to announce the promotions of Katie Sinnett, Christina Branham, and Lauren Dunbrack to AVP Regional Retail Managers.Virginia Market Katie Sinnett oversees retail operations in the Virginia market to include Staunton, Bridgewater, and three financial centers in Harrisonburg. Katie has been with PCB for twelve years beginning her ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, July 01, 2021
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Wednesday, June 30, 2021
DNR 6/28/21Chris Quinn, the new president and CEO of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, is on a listening tour as he begins his leadership of the local business advocacy organization. He is pictured here inside the chamber’s Harrisonburg office Sunday.  The new president and CEO of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce wants you to think of one word when the local business ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
DNR 6/29/21  For four decades, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has been serving the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah Valley region, and it worked to provide meals to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.Founded in 1981, BRAFB has grown to serve roughly 122,406 individuals each month across 25 counties and eight cities through distribution centers in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Winchester and ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
DNR 6/30/21  Del. Tony Wilt, R-Broadway, left, poses for a photo with Cindy Noftsinger, executive director of Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley.  In the last two years, Del. Tony Wilt, R-Broadway, has introduced legislation to benefit individuals impacted by a brain injury and pushed for approval. After sponsoring two bills that passed with no opposition, Wilt was recognized for ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, June 28, 2021
Emily Signorelli, a Director at Brown Edwards’ Charleston, West Virginia office, has been selected as an honoree of the 2021 Class of Generation Next: 40 under 40.  This honor is presented by the State Journal, West Virginia’s source for business, technology, law, education, tourism, energy, and healthcare news. The Generation Next: 40 Under 40 program was created sixteen years ago to ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, June 28, 2021
HARRISONBURG, VA (June 28, 2021) - Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC) was recently awarded the LeadingAge Virginia Organization Stewardship Award at the LeadingAge annual conference and awards ceremony. This award recognizes a community that has been exemplary in building public trust and confidence in aging services through public service, collaboration, media or other efforts to ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, June 24, 2021
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record       6/23/21  Cate Lemmond and Melissa Gilligan were not prepared for what they found when dropping off supplies at a Lee County animal shelter on Friday. While giving them paper towels, soap, bleach, food, crates and toys, they found the shelter at capacity with dogs.With no more space in the kennels, Lee County animal shelter workers were prepared to begin ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Massanutten, Va.– June 22, 2021 – Massanutten Resort, a premier all-season resort with endless opportunities for adventure, today announced its summer offerings including a variety of new activities, the official launch of its expanded Outdoor WaterPark and the opening of its new wellness store, Balanced Roots.   “We’re excited to welcome guests to take in our fresh mountain air and enjoy some ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Brown Edwards is pleased to announce the addition of three new partners to our growing firm; Megan Argenbright and Matt Heatwole from our Harrisonburg, VA office and Jared Brown from our Bristol, VA office.   “I am proud of the hard work, tenacity and dedication shown by these newly admitted partners throughout their tenure at BE,” states CEO, Jason Hartman. “Collectively, they have delivered ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, June 14, 2021
HARRISONBURG, Va. – Harrisonburg Public Works and project consultants are seeking community input on the Mt. Clinton Pike improvements project. Project design is underway on the effort, which will include a paved shared-use path between Park Road and Virginia Avenue, a left turn lane on Mt. Clinton Pike at Chicago Avenue, a crosswalk with pedestrian refuge island, speed radar sign, and possible ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, June 14, 2021
Governor Northam Proclaims June 13–19 Virginia Agriculture Week  ~ Special events will celebrate the Commonwealth’s farmers, agribusinesses, and agricultural community ~    RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam has issued a proclamation declaring June 13–19 as Virginia Agriculture Week to recognize and celebrate the many contributions of the Commonwealth’s agricultural community. The ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, June 14, 2021
By JILLIAN LYNCHDaily News-Record  6/9/21  A satisfying meal fills the stomach.It’s arguable that a Friday lunch at Our Community Place also nourishes the heart and mind.Every Friday, Our Community Place, a daytime shelter for the housing insecure, hosts the Friday Lunch Restaurant for both dine in and carryout.Clients at OCP, called “community members,” can volunteer as servers and bussers at ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, June 14, 2021
Home is Where the Art IsArts Council To Reopen Court Square TheaterBy JILLIAN LYNCHDaily News-Record  Soon, the sights of flying bread at the “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” funky local bands at MACROCK, theatrical performances by Valley Playhouse and edgy documentaries at the Hispanic Film Festival will have a home once again.The Arts Council of the Valley board of directors voted unanimously to ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, June 04, 2021
By JILLIAN LYNCHDaily News-Record  6/4/21  Though the redbuds may have bloomed in mid-April, Dayton is opening up for the 11th annual Redbud Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.The event, known for handing out free redbud saplings, is usually held in April and was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“We started planning for this year’s festival without knowing if we would be ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, June 03, 2021
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  6/2/21  The closed Harrisonburg- Rockingham Free Clinic is in the process of turning all its assets over to the Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham, according to a May press release.“The board is committed to being good stewards of the community-invested assets entrusted to us, to ensure all who need health care in our community have access to ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, June 03, 2021
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record 6/3/21  For the last few years, Broadway has been looking to purchase a historic building that previously served as part of the first Broadway High School.On Tuesday, the wait came to an end.Broadway Town Council unanimously approved purchasing the property, located at 131 S. Main St., with the idea of transforming the space into a multiuse theater similar to ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
Harrisonburg, VA – Coldwell Banker Premier, the #1 real estate company in a 9-county footprint, recently opened a new office in Harrisonburg. This office is located at 1950 Evelyn Byrd Ave, Suite A and will be managed by Sheila (Jenkins) Hall, a long-serving agent/manager in that market. The addition of this location brings the company’s regional office count to 8. Founder and CEO, Steve ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, May 28, 2021
Governor Northam Announces Plastic Manufacturer to Establish U.S. Corporate Headquarters in HarrisonburgSIBO GROUP to invest $2.6 million in new operation, creating 24 new jobs RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that SIBO GROUP, a Slovenia-based manufacturer of closure solutions for tubes, containers, and other packaging systems, will invest $2.6 million to establish its U.S. ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, May 28, 2021
Franklin, West Virginia – In March 2020, Pendleton Community Bank (PCB) began processing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to mitigate the impact of the global pandemic in the communities they serve. On May 5, 2021, the Small Business Administration announced all funding allocated for the second round had been distributed. Since the start of the pandemic, PCB is honored to aid 930 small ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, May 20, 2021
  By MEGAN WILLIAMS Daily News-Record This school year has been all about adjusting expectations and meeting student needs when and how you can. For programs at Massanutten Technical Center, that has been no different. With the price of lumber so high and social distancing and other protocols in place, MTC knew its building management program wasn’t going to be able to build the type of ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Massanutten, Va. – May 12, 2021 – Massanutten Resort, a premier all-season resort located in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, recently announced the return of its popular Summer Jam Festival that will take place Saturday, July 3 from 5-10 p.m. This family-friendly festival is open to the Resort and community and features live music, kids’ activities, wine and beer options, food trucks ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 07, 2021
ROCKINGHAM – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative and its statewide association have selected 15 high school seniors as recipients of $1,000 scholarships.   The cooperative’s Operation Round Up Committee recognized the following 10 students as recipients of this year’s SVEC scholarships:   John Ballentine, James Wood High School, son of Howard and Lynn Ann BallentineMary Winters Blanchard, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community
Monday, May 03, 2021
Governor Northam Updates Mask Guidance to Align with CDC Changes RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today amended Executive Order Seventy-Two to adopt new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on mask use in outdoor settings. The CDC guidelines state that fully vaccinated individuals do not have to wear masks outdoors when alone or in small gatherings. Mask use is still ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Monday, May 03, 2021
Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley announces their new Clinical Director  Harrisonburg, VA – May 3, 2021 – Approximately 6,000 people in the Central Shenandoah Valley Community are affected with brain injury. In 2020, Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley (BICSV) met its mission to help provide options for your neighbors to return to work, school, and live productive ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Friday, April 30, 2021
Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA Reaches 93% Live Release RateBy JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record 4/24/21  When Huck Nawaz was hired as the executive director of the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA, he took over a shelter with one of the highest euthanasia rates for cats in the state.He started the position in 2018, one year after the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 30, 2021
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative Issues Solar Power Request for Proposals Not-for-profit cooperative seeks up to 400 MW of solar energy Glen Allen, VA – Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) has issued a request for proposals from solar energy project developers for up to 400 MW of solar energy and related attributes. The RFP also invites, but does not require, proposals that include battery ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 23, 2021
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record 4/23/21  It wasn’t the first time Valley lawmakers gathered virtually for the annual bruncheon hosted by Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, but it could be the last.During Thursday’s post-legislative session breakfast event, more than 40 people signed on to listen to legislators representing Harrisonburg and Rockingham County as they shared their ...read more
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Friday, April 23, 2021
VIRGINIA’S STABLE CRAFT BREWING AT HERMITAGE HILL TO BECOME FIRST BREWERY ON EAST COAST TO LAUNCH ZERO FOOD WASTE INITIATIVE WAYNESBORO, VA – (April 22, 2021) - entral Virginia’s Stable Craft Brewing at Hermitage Hill, an authentic working farm brewery and winery, will become the first brewery on the East Coast to launch a zero food waste initiative for its award-winning brewery, restaurant and ...read more
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Thursday, April 22, 2021
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  4/22/21  Heading into Wednesday’s Great Community Give, Amanda Bomfim had her eyes set at $1 million.Little did she know, the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County community would shatter that goal by lunchtime. By the end of the day, the fundraiser received more than the last three years combined.“It’s a testament to the community,” said Bomfim, program officer for ...read more
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Thursday, April 22, 2021
Harrisonburg, VA – The 4TH annual GREAT COMMUNITY GIVE was held today, Wednesday, April 21, 6:30am-8pm. As Harrisonburg and Rockingham County’s community-wide day of “Giving”, GREAT COMMUNITY GIVE has had notable response as a one-day fundraising event in support of local nonprofit agencies. Past results are as follows: 2018, 53 nonprofits participated with $276,820 raised. 2019, 89 nonprofits ...read more
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Thursday, April 08, 2021
Patricia Koogler Achieves Circle of Success Recognition at Ameriprise Financial  Waynesboro, VA – April 8, 2021 – Patricia F. Koogler, CPA, CRPC®, CLTC® a Private Wealth Advisor with Koogler Financial Group a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC. in Waynesboro and Harrisonburg, has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program and will ...read more
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Thursday, April 08, 2021
Koogler Financial Group Earns Ameriprise Client Experience Award  Waynesboro, VA – April 8, 2021 – Koogler Financial Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC in Waynesboro, and Harrisonburg, has earned the 2020 Ameriprise Client Experience Award.  This award was given to Koogler Financial Group because their ability to consistently deliver personalized, ...read more
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Tuesday, April 06, 2021
 Massanutten, Va. – April 6 2021 – Massanutten Resort, a premier all-season resort located in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, is looking forward to welcoming guests this spring with activities and specials for the whole family to explore. New offerings will join existing favorites for guests who plan to experience the beauty of Massanutten Resort that comes with the arrival of spring. ...read more
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Friday, April 02, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce announces their new President & CEO, Christopher “Chris” Quinn April 2, 2021 – The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Christopher “Chris” Quinn has been selected as the Chamber’s new President & CEO.   Quinn will start his new role as President & CEO on April 29, 2021, working remotely until ...read more
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Friday, March 26, 2021
Arts Council of the Valley Announces First Fridays Downtown Events for April HARRISONBURG, VA – Arts Council of the Valley’s April First Fridays Downtown features in-person events throughout the month at several locations, with other venues offering virtual arts experiences - or some combination of the two. A First Fridays Downtown interactive map provides information on each venue ...read more
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Friday, March 26, 2021
 SENTARA HEALTHCARE ACHIEVES $15 STARTING WAGE, MERIT PAY RAISES  $15 minimum wage delivered eight months sooner than promised     HARRISONBURG, VA –Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare is taking a leadership position in the communities we serve by achieving a $15 per hour minimum starting wage eight months sooner than promised. Sentara announced in late 2019 that it would ...read more
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Monday, March 22, 2021
3/22/21 For Immediate Release The Harrisonburg Farmers Market Opens for the Season! On Saturday, April 3, the Harrisonburg Farmers Market (HFM) will officially open for its Regular Market Season! Over 50 local farmers and artisans will participate in the market at the Tuner Pavilion, which has been the market location for 13 years. “Along with a variety of fresh, local produce, flowers, bread, ...read more
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Friday, March 19, 2021
In Memory of Edith J. CarrierAugust 1, 1934 – March 14, 2021  Our hearts are with the Carrier family in hearing about Edith’s passing last Sunday evening. Edith J. Carrier, our namesake, was a remarkable woman who cared deeply about the Arboretum and James Madison University as a whole. We will always remember for her kindness, joyful presence, and love for gardening.  “Mrs. Carrier wore many ...read more
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Friday, March 19, 2021
Daily News-Record  3/19/21  Dayton’s new economic development director, Meggie Roche, hit the ground running, according to Angela Lawrence, town manager.Roche’s first day was Jan. 19. The Fredericksburg native graduated from James Madison University in 2018 and majored in communication and minored in political science, Roche said.She first began to learn about economic development from her time ...read more
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Friday, March 12, 2021
EVENT PRESS RELEASE   CONTACT INFORMATION:Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of CommerceSara Wittigsara@hrchamber.org540.434.3862 x 108800 Country Club RoadHarrisonburg, VA 22802      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  HARRISONBURG-ROCKINGHAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES DATE CHANGE FOR VALLEYFEST; SHENANDOAH VALLEY'S BEER & WINE FESTIVAL TO SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 (SATURDAY)  Harrisonburg, VA – The ...read more
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Tuesday, March 09, 2021
Brown Edwards ranks among top 10 accounting firms in Virginia According to Virginia Business’ 2021 Annual Big Book review, Brown Edwards ranks sixth among all accounting firms with operations in Virginia and is the highest ranked firm among those headquartered in the Commonwealth. This ranking is based on total number of CPAs based in our Virginia offices.    As quoted by Brown Edwards CEO ...read more
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Saturday, March 06, 2021
New Dining Write-off: Business owners will receive a 100% deduction for any qualifying business meals.WE WANT TO BE SURE YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A GREAT NEW PERK FOR YOUR BUSINESS! Business owners will receive a 100% deduction for any qualifying business meals.   Thanks to recent legislation, your business can now deduct 100% of food or beverages “provided by a restaurant” for entertaining ...read more
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Thursday, March 04, 2021
According to Virginia Business’ 2021 Annual Big Book review, Brown Edwards ranks sixth among all accounting firms with operations in Virginia and is the highest ranked firm among those headquartered in the Commonwealth. This ranking is based on total number of CPAs based in our Virginia offices.    As quoted by Brown Edwards CEO Jason Hartman, “I believe this ranking once again validates our ...read more
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Thursday, March 04, 2021
Harrisonburg, VA (March 2, 2021). When the Jon Henry General Store opened in New Market in 2018, owner and proprietor Jon Henry could never have guessed that in less than two years he would have to drastically overhaul the way he did business due to a global pandemic. Henry’s vision was to revive the historic Abbie Henkel House (1802) to its past use as a general store and build on his family's ...read more
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  2//24/21  When Norman Wenger was a child, going to the local Rockingham Cooperative with his father was something he anticipated for days.“It was kind of a highlight of the week,” he said.Growing up on the family farm, Wenger saw firsthand how the Rockingham Cooperative helped his father’s day-to-day tasks. Whether it was buying feed or other supplies, the ...read more
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        GreeneHurlocker, PLC311 S. Main St.Harrisonburg,  VA  22801CONTACT: Jared Burden703-258-2678jburden@greenehurlocker.com RICHMOND, VA, February 22 , 2021 --- The Virginia law firm GreeneHurlocker has announced the endowment of a $100,000 scholarship at the University of Richmond ...read more
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Governor Northam Increases Capacity Limits for Outdoor Sports and Entertainment Venues as COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Infection Rates Continue to Fall, Vaccinations RiseIndoor capacity limits to remain in place, overnight summer camps can open May 1 with mitigation measures RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that as COVID-19 hospitalizations and infection rates continue to decline ...read more
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record 2/23/21  The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce is rolling out a new program to support minority-owned businesses.B- Cubed, which stands for the Black and Brown Owned Business Growth Program, is meant to support and “incubate” growth among such businesses in the city and county, according to Chris Jones, chair of the chamber’s Diversity Business Council and ...read more
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Monday, February 22, 2021
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record 2/20/21  On Feb. 23, 1921, more than 1,000 farmers from across Rockingham County met to discuss the price of fertilizer sold in the area.The day marked the first cooperative effort by area farmers, which led to the founding of the Rockingham Cooperative on Oct. 29, 1921.One hundred years later, the cooperative is ready to celebrate.On Tuesday, each Rockingham ...read more
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Monday, February 22, 2021
RICHMOND, VA, February 22, 2021 --- The Virginia law firm GreeneHurlocker has announced the endowment of a $100,000 scholarship at the University of Richmond School of Law, Harrisonburg-based partner Jared Burden reported. The goal of the scholarship is to encourage students with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to earn their law degrees at the University of Richmond and pursue careers in ...read more
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
 For Release – February 23, 2021  Contact:     Christopher Jones, Chair, Diversity Business Council                  Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce                  540-437-7788                  Christopher.Jones@whsv.com                    Black and Brown Owned Business Growth Program Launched in City & County    HARRISONBURG, VA – B-Cubed, or B³, is an initiative of the ...read more
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Governor Northam Announces $524 Million in New Funding for Virginia Rent Relief Program  ~ Federal stimulus funds available to help landlords and tenants impacted by COVID-19 pandemic ~    ARLINGTON—Governor Ralph Northam today announced $524 million in new federal funding to help keep Virginia families in their homes amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Virginia Rent Relief Program ...read more
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Thursday, February 11, 2021
Atlantic Union Bank is proud to support business clients through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).The COVID-19 relief bill containing the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act has enabled a new round of PPP funding for eligible borrowers. For additional details visit:https://www.atlanticunionbank.com/about/helpful-links/sba-ppp Member FDIC.
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Tuesday, February 09, 2021
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Friday, February 05, 2021
LIVIN’ THE CREAMSmiley’s Ice Cream Shop Expanding To BridgewaterBy JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  2/4/21  BRIDGEWATER — The churns are turning for Smiley’s Ice Cream’s new location in Bridgewater.When Derek Smiley opened Smiley’s Ice Cream’s first storefront location at Mt. Crawford Creamery in 2017, he had no idea there would be a need to expand within five years.“I didn’t expect to grow this ...read more
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Friday, February 05, 2021
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record 2/5/21  BROADWAY — From the outside looking in, Trumbo Electric looks the same as it did a few months ago. However, to the people who know the company inside and out, one aspect is missing — a Trumbo.In October, President and CEO Brent Trumbo retired from the business his father, Novell Trumbo, founded in 1948. Brent Trumbo had been with the company for 46 ...read more
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Friday, January 29, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · January 29, 2021    Office of the GovernorContact: Alena YarmoskyEmail: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov  Department of Agriculture and Consumer ServicesContact: Michael WallaceEmail: Michael.Wallace@vdacs.virginia.gov  Smiley’s Ice CreamContact: Derek SmileyEmail: dsmiley@smileysicecream.com    Governor Northam Announces Ice Cream ...read more
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Friday, January 29, 2021
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce2021 Economic OutlookFebruary 19th, 8:00 – 9:30 am    Driving the Economy After a WreckAssessing the Damage – 2020Needed Repairs – 2021Just Like New?    The Big PictureTom Barkin, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond            Presentation/Remarks followed by Q&A time  The Local EconomyBrian Shull, Economic Development DirectorCity of ...read more
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    Commonwealth of VirginiaOffice of Governor Ralph S. Northam     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · January 27, 2021    Office of the GovernorAlena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov    Virginia Enacts First-in-the-Nation Permanent COVID-19 Workplace Safety and Health Standards Amid Pandemic  ~ Governor Northam approves standard recently adopted by Safety and Health ...read more
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Monday, December 07, 2020
Virginia’s COVID-19 Vaccination Priorities AnnouncedHealth Care Personnel and Long-Term Care Facilities Will Receive Initial Vaccine Doses (Richmond, Va.) — As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Virginia, implementing a successful vaccination program is critical to flattening the curve and stopping the spread of this virus. Based on new information provided on December 3 by the federal ...read more
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Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Meet 10 Valley Business Leaders who have gone above and beyond  - all before the age of 40.  Congratulations to all 10 of these amazing people for their hard work and dedication.  Side note we are proud to mention that ALL 10 are Chamber Members.   Here is the link to the Daily News-Record:Shenandoah Valley Business Journal - November 2020 by Daily News-Record - issuu
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Tuesday, 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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