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Wednesday, October 06, 2021
The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Announces Policy PrioritiesTransportation, Affordable Housing and Childcare are key to workforce issues Harrisonburg, VA – October 4, 2021 – The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has officially adopted, as immediate policy priorities, the areas of Transportation, Affordable Housing and Childcare. These three issues, ...read more
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Monday, October 04, 2021
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - Broadway Coworking had its official ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon. The coworking business is a shared professional workspace for professionals and small businesses to use. Broadway Coworking began in 2019 after co-founder Eugene Bare had the idea was born out of his own need to have a workspace outside of his home. “One of the biggest appeals of ...read more
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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
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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
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Thursday, August 05, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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