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Thursday, October 14, 2021
All-Season Virginia Resort Expanding Ski Terrain, Adding New Owners Lounge, Enhancing Snowmaking Improvements and More, Just in Time for 50th Anniversary  Massanutten, Va.– October 13, 2021 - Massanutten Resort, the premier all-season resort located in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, today announced plans to expand and upgrade its ski area for the upcoming 2021-2022 winter season. As ...read more
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Thursday, October 14, 2021
The Alvin V. Baird, Jr. Program Endowment Fund was established in 2005 to support the mission of The Free Clinic in Harrisonburg, Virginia. During its many years of serving this community, the clinic’s mission was to provide volunteer outpatient health services to the uninsured in a manner that promoted dignity, wholeness, and the coordination of services. With the closure of The Free Clinic in ...read more
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
The Community Foundation has office space available for lease at the Plecker Center for Community Philanthropy, located at 317 S Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Tenant must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Nonprofit tenants have access to conference rooms on both the main floor and second floor, and common area (kitchenette, bath etc.). Rent would include phone, internet services, ...read more
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Monday, October 11, 2021
Roanoke, VA – Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is harnessing clean energy from the sun to save on their electricity bill, allowing them to put those savings directly into the work they do ensuring every individual can acquire the skills and support needed to earn a good job and advance into a sustainable career. The new rooftop solar array is located on the Goodwill Roanoke Jobs Campus building ...read more
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Friday, October 08, 2021
Roanoke, VA – October 10 marks the 90th anniversary of Goodwill Industries of the Valleys. Founded in Roanoke on October 10, 1931, Goodwill consisted of a cabinet and shoe shop, store, mission hall, and 32 rooms for the homeless. The first superintendent was Mr. S.L. Thomas, and he oversaw the work of 20 - 30 people operating a paper plant that generated about $10,000 a year. Records, dating back ...read more
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Friday, October 08, 2021
Job Starter: Advanced Manufacturing TrainingParticipants paid to train for manufacturing jobs, guaranteed interviews with 7 companies Date: October 5, 2021 WEYERS CAVE VA – Offering paid training and a chance to interview with seven manufacturing companies, Job Starter: Advanced Manufacturing Training is a new program provided by Blue Ridge Community College aimed at bringing awareness to modern ...read more
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Friday, October 08, 2021
Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership, a program of The Community Foundation, is hosting a two-part Strategic Planning Workshop provided by Jennifer Testa. The workshops will be held on Wednesday, October 20th from 9am-12pm and Wednesday, November 3rd, from 9am-12pm. Both sessions will be held in Stewart Room at Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center. Organizations may attend Part 1 on ...read more
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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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Thursday, September 30, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · September 30, 2021    Office of the GovernorAlena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov  Virginia Economic Development PartnershipSuzanne Clarksclark@vedp.org  Veronesi Holding S.p.A. Maria Chiara FaddaMaria.Chiara.Fadda@veronesi.it    Governor Northam Announces Italian Cured Meats Producer to Establish First U.S. Operation in Virginia ~ ...read more
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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Brown Edwards Named Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing CompanyThis year, 310 Virginia companies have been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing privately-held companies. Brown Edwards is honored to be included on this list for the first time in its 55-year history.  Inc. Magazine has been producing a list every year since 1982 and, in 2007, expanded the Inc. 500 to the Inc. ...read more
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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    Commonwealth of VirginiaOffice of Governor Ralph S. Northam     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · September 29, 2021    Office of the GovernorAlena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov  Department of General ServicesDena.Potter@DGS.Virginia.gov  Virginia Department of ...read more
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Monday, September 27, 2021
Media Contact:Logan BogertCommunications Coordinatorlbogert@bridgewater.edu(540) 828-5486Arts and Events CalendarOctober 2021  Please note: In keeping with guidance from the CDC, Bridgewater College requires that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, properly wear face masks when indoors in public areas of campus.    Sept. 27 – Nov. 3        Art Exhibition – Source Materials: ...read more
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Thursday, September 23, 2021
    Commonwealth of VirginiaOffice of Governor Ralph S. Northam     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · September 23, 2021    Office of the GovernorAlena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov  Virginia Economic Development PartnershipSuzanne Clarksclark@vedp.org  Virginia Industrial Plastics, ...read more
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Wednesday, September 22, 2021
ber    Commonwealth of VirginiaOffice of Governor Ralph S. Northam   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · September 22, 2021    Office of the GovernorAlena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov  Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer ...read more
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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
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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
Categories: Education, Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release, Economic
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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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, 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
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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
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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