News for Chamber

Monday, September 25, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Mark Kelly, an American astronaut, retired United States Navy Captain, No. 1 New York Times best-selling author and a naval aviator and test pilot who flew combat missions during the Gulf War, will present an endowed lecture on Oct. 3 at Bridgewater College. Kelly will speak on “Endeavor to Succeed” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Cole Hall. He became the center of ...read more
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Monday, September 25, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Kaye Sweeney Lipscomb, an artist from Bedford, Va., will present “Art Doesn’t have to be a Certain Way” in the Cleo Driver Miller Art Gallery at Bridgewater College Oct. 2 – Nov. 8. An artist’s reception will be held 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, with an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m. Both events will be in the Miller Art Gallery. The talk, reception and exhibition are open to the ...read more
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
After a nearly 10-month campaign, Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) is pleased to announce the accomplishment of its Court Square Theater Save a Seat fundraising goal, which formally ended this September 2017.The Save a Seat campaign launched in November 2016 as a means of raising funds to replace the seats in ACV’s historic Court Square Theater. The Harrisonburg-Rockingham County community has ...read more
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County [BBBSHR] is pleased to announce the promotion of Assistant Director Lindsey Douglas to the position of Executive Director. Douglas succeeds Sue Totty who retired July 1 after leading the agency since January 2011. Douglas began with the agency as the Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator in May of 2010 and moved ...read more
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Friday, September 15, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – The Richmond Symphony will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College. The Richmond Symphony will present “Metro Collection Series 1,” including works from Beethoven, Clarke, Davies and Haydn. Molly Sharp, principal violist of the Symphony, will be featured on Clarke’s Concerto for Viola and Piano. In addition to playing with the ...read more
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Friday, September 15, 2017
HARRISONBURG (September 13, 2017) —A regional Economic Growth and Diversification Plan prepared by the GO Virginia Region 8 Council has received final approval from the GO Virginia State Board. The Region 8 Council’s plan identifies five target industry sectors in the Shenandoah Valley where job growth is anticipated in the next five years.  These jobs are expected to have an average wage of ...read more
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Friday, September 15, 2017
Harrisonburg and Rockingham County’s community Valley Playhouse is pleased to premiere the riveting Broadway and film hit “Agnes of God” at Arts Council of the Valley’s Court Square Theater this October 12th-15th and 19th-22nd. “Agnes of God” follows court-appointed psychiatrist Dr. Martha Livingstone as she is summoned to a convent to assess the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her ...read more
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Champion fiddler and poet Doug Van Gundy will join Marc Harshman, the Poet Laureate of West Virginia, to present “Running with Whiskey: Words and Music from Appalachia” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College. Van Gundy and Harshman will perform an evening of storytelling, music and poetry grounded in the geo-mythos of West Virginia. The program will ...read more
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Monday, September 11, 2017
Harrisonburg, VA – September 8, 2017: Brain injury is the most frequent cause of disability and death among children in the U.S. When a child’s head has been hurt, it is very important to know that he/she should not be treated as a “little adult.” The child’s brain is still maturing and developing and that makes his/her injury very different. It was once believed that younger, developing brains ...read more
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
The focus of today’s libraries goes beyond books. Librarians are leaders in their communities – helping people of any age find what they need to help improve their quality of life. This September, Massanutten Regional Library is joining with the American Library Association and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, an initiative to make sure that every student has the most important ...read more
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, March 13, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  CONTACT: Mike Aulgur or Cammie Tutwiler or Preston Knight PHONE: (540) 578-0626 or (540) 435-6134 or (540) 820-0809EMAIL: maulgur@svec.cooporctutwiler@svec.coopor pknight@svec.coop  SVEC Encourages Preparation for Winter Weather   MT. CRAWFORD – With several inches of heavy, wet snow in the forecast for parts of Shenandoah ...read more
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