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Thursday, June 30, 2022
The Community Foundation Opens 2022 Grant Applications The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County (TCFHR) competitive grant application cycle will be open to eligible nonprofit organizations starting on Friday, July 1. Every competitive grant that TCFHR distributes in 2022 will have the same application deadline: Thursday, September 1. All awards will be distributed by the end ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
First Bank welcomes Angel Fitzgerald as an AVP/Mortgage Loan Officer. Ms. Fitzgerald joins First Bank most recently from Dupont Credit Union and brings twelve years of experience within the mortgage industry, as well as an additional 6 years of banking.    Angel is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in economics from Liberty University.   “We are thrilled to have Angel join our ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release
Monday, June 27, 2022
Time to vote for the winnersYour votes have determined the Top 5 and now it's time to decide the winner and two finalists in each category. Vote once per day in any or all categories June 25-July 2. We'll announce the victors in August. Learn more about the contest here.
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Monday, June 27, 2022
Arts Council of the Valley Announces July 1 First Fridays of the Valley Venues HARRISONBURG, VA – Fifteen venues plan to participate in Arts Council of the Valley’s First Fridays of the Valley program July 1. Online resources (valleyarts.org/first-fridays) can help visitors plan their evening routes. Kathy Moran Wealth Group, Exclusive Sponsor for 2022 First Fridays of the Valley, provides ...read more
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Monday, June 27, 2022
Rep. Cline to Hold Staff Mobile Office Hours in Elkton   MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2022Contact: Eli Galiano Office: (202) 225-5431eli.galiano@mail.house.gov   ELKTON – Today Congressman Ben Cline (VA-06) announced that his office will hold Staff Mobile Office Hours in Elkton.   A member of Congressman Ben Cline’s staff will hold mobile office hours at the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
CONTACT Alyssa Pacheco Brand Engagement Consultant axpache1@sentara.comSENTARA COMMUNITY INVESTMENT IN 2021 Harrisonburg, VA – Sentara RMH Medical Center is pleased to announce grants totaling more than $1,200,000 have been awarded to programs, foundations, and groups within the community in its 2021 grant cycle. In all, ten organizations focusing on the health and wellness of area residents ...read more
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Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Like the cutthroat television series “Top Chef America”, only one winner emerged from a recent evening competition held at the idyllic Frieden Farms event venue in Mount Crawford. Top Chef Harrisonburg pitted six local chefs against one another to prepare and serve the best tasting plate to over 200 guests and a panel of judges.   Dan Evans, the 35-year old Executive Chef of Ridge Room, located ...read more
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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Early Bird Tickets are Now on Sale!   6.15.2022 CLICK HERE FOR YOUR TICKETS   Join us for the 9th Annual Valley Business Keynote on July 26th when Seth Mattison’s presentation brings an entirely unexpected perspective on the future of work, talent, innovation, and the power of relationships. With a passion for helping to create greater understanding and collaboration in today’s workplace, Seth ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Brown Edwards is pleased to announce the addition of one new partner to our growing firm; Megan Meador, formerly a Director in our Bristol, VA office.  “Throughout her career, Megan has demonstrated the hard work, expertise, and commitment necessary to become a partner at Brown Edwards. Regularly, she has delivered five-star client service with a one-firm mindset which is foundational to ...read more
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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
The Country Café & Bakery Offers Lunch Specials, Tea Parties Tucked In Antique StoreBy JILLIAN LYNCH Daily News-RecordJun 8, 2022  Tucked away in J & B’s Country Store -- an antique mall on Broadway’s North Main Street -- is a tiny café that does a big lunch business.Open since 2005, the Country Café & Bakery has loyal customers and a heaping helping of newcomers, who are surprised they haven’t ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2022  CONTACTS: Office of the GovernorContact: Macaulay PorterEmail: Macaulay.Porter@governor.virginia.gov  Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Contact: Michael Wallace Email: michael.wallace@vdacs.virginia.gov  Rockingham Cooperative Contact: Adam Ford Email: ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, June 09, 2022
WHEN CAREGIVING CALLS   Guidance as you care for a Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative written by Dr. Aaron Blight and presented at The Phoenix at Harrisonburg .  The Phoenix at Harrisonburg is Opening on June 21st and will host our Caregiver Support Group on June 16th at 2:00pm.. All are invited to attend ! Our Support Group will be using Dr. Blight's book as a guide and free copies will be ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Fun Facts, Press Release
Wednesday, June 08, 2022
David Sheaffer Named Construction Financial Management Association Rising StarDavid Sheaffer, a Director in Brown Edwards’ Lynchburg office, has been honored as a Rising Star by the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA). This year marks the second class of CFMA Rising Stars, who are selected from a national group of eligible honorees. To be eligible the honoree must be under 40 ...read more
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Wednesday, June 08, 2022
F&M Bank’s leadership team welcomes Ben Thompson to his new role as a Commercial Relationship Manager. Mr. Thompson joins F&M Bank most recently from National Bank and brings with him 6 years of retail and commercial banking experience.Ben commented, “I’m excited to join this well-established banking team. I look forward to making new connections and growing relationships to provide our clients ...read more
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Monday, June 06, 2022
Virginians vote Brown Edwards as Best Accounting FirmVirginia Living released its eleventh annual Best of Virginia issue, announcing Brown Edwards as the first place Accounting Firm in both the Shenandoah Valley and Southwest regions. More than 56,000 ballots were cast in 103 categories across 5 different regions in the commonwealth. With 9 of our 12 offices in the commonwealth, we are proud to ...read more
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Friday, June 03, 2022
  ARPA Public Input Process Update Phase Two of the ARPA Public Input Process is finally here!   It is Time to Prioritize!    Phase Two Survey Now Available   After three weeks of rigorous analysis performed by the ICAD team, Phase One (see below) is complete and our second and last step for presenting ...read more
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Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Interstate 81 Exit 243 to 247 Mile Markers 242 to 248.8City of Harrisonburg Widening Project Design Public HearingTuesday, June 28, 2022, 4 – 7 p.m. Pleasant Valley Elementary School 215 Pleasant Valley Road Harrisonburg, VA 22801Find out about the proposed improvements for the section of Interstate 81 northbound and southbound that extends from mile marker 242.0 to mile marker 248.8 in the ...read more
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Tuesday, May 31, 2022
For Immediate Release | June 1, 2022 |Dates and Deadlines Announced for National Philanthropy Day 2022 Contact: Janet Wendelken, RMH Foundation, 540 689-8543 jtwendel@Sentara.com Award nominations to recognize philanthropic support and generosity in our community are being accepted for National Philanthropy Day 2022 (NPD) now through August 31. Individuals, businesses, and non-profit ...read more
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Free Summer Reading Program Starts June 6th at MRL“Oceans of Possibilities” Encourages Reading for All Ages  Massanutten Regional Library’s annual Summer Reading Program returns June 6, 2022 and runs through July 31, 2022 with the goal of encouraging thousands of Valley residents to read alongside MRL this summer. Themed “Oceans of Possibilities,” the free reading incentive program takes place ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Broadway Farmers Market To Reopen With New Name, Eclectic OfferingsBy JILLIAN LYNCH Daily News-RecordMay 19, 2022  The Broadway Farmers Market is reopening this season with a new name: the Broadway Community Market.The name reflects the diverse vendors who will sell their wares at the event that takes place weekly, said Cari Orebaugh, director of marketing and development for the town.“A [vendor] ...read more
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Friday, May 20, 2022
For Immediate Release  May 20, 2022  Contact: Christopher Quinn Phone: 540-442-3936 e-mail: Chris@hrchamber.orgHarrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce & Town of Elkton Announce Partnership AgreementCommunity Outreach and Entrepreneurial DevelopmentHarrisonburg, VA — May 20, 2022 — The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Elkton have officially announced their ...read more
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Tuesday, May 17, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 CONTACT: Preston Knight PHONE: (540) 820-0809 EMAIL: pknight@svec.coop  SVEC has announced 11 high school recipients of scholarships valued at $1,000 each. The recipients, by name and school, are:  Alicia Bare, Mountain View Alex Bogner, Luray Erin Brendel, Highland County Morgan Dellinger, Turner Ashby Ava Grace Flory, ...read more
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ashley Gordon-Becker, Business & Industry Liaisonagordon@telamon.org, 540-235-1900   NATIONAL EMPHASIS PROGRAM ANNOUNCEDProtecting Workers from Indoor and Outdoor Heat Hazards HARRISONBURG, VA (May 6, 2022) – Last month, Secretary Marty Walsh, joined Vice President Kamala  Harris to announce the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, May 04, 2022
SVEC Arboretum Hopes To Provide Opportunities For CommunityBy KELLEN STEPLER Daily News-RecordApr 29, 2022 Updated Apr 29, 2022     A thing that Mika Sorrels, 12, will never see is a poem as lovely as a tree.On a sunny, clear Friday afternoon, Sorrels read a poem to a group of people at the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative's sustainable future arboretum dedication ceremony off of Oakwood ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, April 29, 2022
The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce holds its first in-person awards banquet since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at Brix and Columns Vineyards in McGaheysville on Thursday.For Peirce MacGill, winning the Diversity Leadership Award at the annual Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce ceremony is not about him, but his team.The assistant director of economic development for the ...read more
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Friday, April 22, 2022
Leech Named New Director Of United Way   By JILLIAN LYNCH Daily News-RecordApr 19, 2022     The local United Way’s new executive director was already part of the staff.Amanda Leech, announced as the new director on Monday, served as the director of donor engagement since 2016 for the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, according to a press release.“[I] am honored to continue my ...read more
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Friday, April 22, 2022
SEEING REDDayton Prepares For High Turnout With Return Of Redbud FestivalBy JILLIAN LYNCH Daily News-RecordApr 19, 2022     Last year, an annual festival happened without its star attraction.The annual Dayton Redbud Festival, known for giving out saplings of the trees named for their springtime blooms, happened in June last year, after the saplings were available.Due to COVID-19 safety ...read more
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Monday, April 18, 2022
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Friday, April 15, 2022
SUMMER SPLASHBroadway Pool Construction Coming Along SwimminglyBy KELLEN STEPLER Daily News-RecordTop of FormBottom of FormBROADWAY — Construction on the Broadway Community Pool is going along just swimmingly, according to town officials.The 50-year-old northern Rockingham County institution is undergoing a $900,000 transformation, including a renovation and expansion of the existing the pool ...read more
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Friday, April 15, 2022
On The Road Collaborative Expanding To Kate Collins Middle School In WaynesboroBy KELLEN STEPLER Daily News-RecordMar 29, 2022  A local organization specializing in after-school programming for middle and high school students is expanding to a new location on the road down to Waynesboro.On the Road Collaborative announced Monday it is expanding into Waynesboro Public Schools and will operate its ...read more
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Friday, April 15, 2022
RING IN SPRINGHarrisonburg Farmers Market Returns To Turner PavilionBy JILLIAN LYNCH Daily News-RecordMar 30, 2022  Flurries of snowflakes have filled the air through the spring equinox this year.The Harrisonburg Farmers Market is anticipating the return of the blessings of springtime and warmer weather with the return of its regular schedule this Saturday.The market will take place at the Turner ...read more
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Wednesday, April 13, 2022
For Immediate Release – April 12, 2022Contact: Michael Parks, Harrisonburg Director of Communications 540.432.7701Michael.Parks@harrisonburgva.govLAUF North America Timothy Rugg, US Operations Manager 202.821.8377timothy@laufcycling.comInternational firm selects Harrisonburg as U.S. base for high-end gravel bikesLAUF, based in Iceland, commits to lease customized space for showroom and ...read more
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Monday, April 04, 2022
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Friday, April 01, 2022
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a free monthly book-gifting program for all Harrisonburg-Rockingham children under age 5 will be making its first book order on April 4, 2022. The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County is encouraging parents and caregivers to sign up by April 3rd. “Over 1,200 Harrisonburg-Rockingham children are enrolled to receive a free book every month up ...read more
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Friday, April 01, 2022
Emily Signorelli, a Director in Brown Edwards Charleston office, has been awarded the Beta Alpha Psi Business Information Professional of the Year (BIPOY).   Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals. There are over 300 chapters on college and university campuses with over 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha Psi's formation. The ...read more
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Friday, April 01, 2022
MRL Announces Student Winners of the 25th Annual Robert B. & Gladys Hopkins Strickler Honored Teachers Essay ContestReception to honor winners and their teachers held April 7, 2022  Massanutten Regional Library proudly announces that the following students have been selected as award winners for the 25th Annual Robert B. and Gladys Hopkins Strickler Honored Teachers Writing Contest. Students in ...read more
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Thursday, March 31, 2022
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Thursday, March 24, 2022
Rocktown History Continues To Serve, Educate The CommunityBy KELLEN STEPLER Daily News-RecordDaily News Record | Mar 18, 2022  DAYTON — Rocktown History is more than a museum.With 7,274 photographs, 200 archive collections, 3,396 family history books, 4,259 objects, a genealogy and research library and museum galleries and other programming, Rocktown History operates with a goal of being “a ...read more
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Thursday, March 24, 2022
Valley's Skilled Workforce, Shovel-Ready Sites Key To Recent Business Successes   By IAN MUNRO Daily News-RecordDaily news Record | Mar 19, 2022    Casey Armstrong, assistant Rockingham County administrator and director for economic development, gives a presentation about the county's previous year and future in economic development Friday. In this slide is a picture of what the new part of ...read more
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Monday, March 14, 2022
Roanoke, Virginia - Goodwill Industries of the Valleys celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2021. Ninety years of serving communities, families, and individuals. As Goodwill’s leadership reflected on the impact of the past ninety years, it was important to focus forward by looking back – to the roots – and find the why behind what Goodwill does. The founder, Edgar J. Helms, began Goodwill with a ...read more
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Friday, March 11, 2022
Bridgewater, VA- Bluestone Vineyard’s 2017 Valley Red, 2017 Cabernet Franc, and 2017 Blue Ice earned gold medals at the 2022 Virginia Governor’s Cup Wine Competition. In another record-setting year, world-class judges sampled over 600 entries from 65 wineries. Bluestone accounted for 3 gold medals and twelve silver medals.   Bluestone Vineyard’s Valley Red, a blend of two-thirds Petit Verdot ...read more
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Friday, March 11, 2022
FOR THE LAUGHSWoman Entrepreneur Builds Local Comedy Scene With Yearlong ResidencyBy JILLIAN LYNCH Daily News-RecordMar 5, 2022Top of FormBottom of FormFor many, humor is a defense mechanism.Dawn Davis Womack, an entertainer and woman entrepreneur in Harrisonburg, is turning comedy into her superpower.Her production company, X2 Comedy, is creating an ecosystem for comedy in Harrisonburg and ...read more
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Friday, March 04, 2022
 VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXECUTIVES PRESENTS SERVICE AWARDS FOR 2022   The Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (VACCE) recognized its 2022 Service Award recipients during their Staff Development Conference held today at the Hotel 24 South in Staunton, VA.  The Service Awards recognize those members in Virginia who have achieved significant years of service ...read more
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Thursday, March 03, 2022
HCHC Expanding Its North Harrisonburg Health ClinicBy IAN MUNRO Daily News-Record Mar 3, 2022 Updated 3 hrs ago  0FacebookTwitterEmail 1 of 2  Branson Good, 31, of Rockingham County, smooths concrete in the room where most of the Healthy Community Health Centers Park View Clinic’s dental suites will be located in Harrisonburg on Wednesday.Ian Munro / DN-R   Jeff Spitzer, 64, of Tenth Legion, ...read more
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Thursday, February 17, 2022
We are excited to announce the local community has voted Brown Edwards as the best accounting firm in Bluefield. Every winter, the readers of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph are tasked with choosing “The Best” local area businesses in over 65 categories in their annual Reader’s Choice Best of the Best Awards. This year’s award marks the fifth time Brown Edwards has won first place in the accounting ...read more
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Wednesday, February 02, 2022
‘RESTORING LIVES’Kingsway Prison Outreach Opens Harrisonburg ChurchKingsway volunteer Vicki Barb of Grottoes reads from the Bible passages about how much God loves humans, even when they sin, at the first service of Kingsway's new church, House of Restoration in Dukes Plaza in Harrisonburg, on Sunday.It was a sermon she’d given before, Rev. Vicki Barb of Grottoes admitted as she went to the front ...read more
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Wednesday, February 02, 2022
B-Cubed program aids minority-owned businesses  PUBLISHED JANUARY 30, 2022BY EMILY FREEHLING  PrePOPsterous Gourmet Popcorn owner Tisha McCoy-Ntiamoah participated in the B-Cubed program. Photo by Norm ShaferA minority business assistance program in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County has helped 15 businesses and disbursed $21,700 in grant money in its first year of operation.With $200,000 in ...read more
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Friday, January 28, 2022
VALLEY BROKER NAMED VIRGINIA’S TOP REALTOR® Kemper Funkhouser selected as Virginia’s REALTOR® of the Year HARRISONBURG, VA – (JANUARY 27, 2022) – The Virginia REALTORS® has named Shenandoah Valley REALTOR®, Kemper Funkhouser, its highest honor - Virginia REALTOR® of the Year! This honor is bestowed to professionals who have made proven contributions to the real estate industry through both ...read more
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022
The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the launch of our NEW & IMPROVED website        Great NEW features such as:  Get involved with Chamber Committees  Register for Business After Hours  Engage with fellow members by joining Chamber Programs  Find out what other members are doing through the Chamber Member Event ...read more
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022
The Town of Broadway is excited to welcome Cari Orebaugh as the Director of Marketing & Development/Special Projects Coordinator. Cari joins the Leadership Team where she leads the marketing and development of town activities, including business development and retention and events. You may recognize Cari from serving with the Broadway Hometown Partnership and coordinating Town events throughout ...read more
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Friday, January 21, 2022
Harrisonburg, VA – January 21, 2022– The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, during its annual business meeting, elected its Board for 2022 and welcomed a new Chair and Chair-elect: Re-elected Board Members: • Umar Ali of First Citizens Bank for a 2nd Term • Kelly Blosser of Riddleberger Brothers for a 2nd Term • Quinton Callahan of Clark and Bradshaw for a 2nd Term Newly elected ...read more
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Thursday, January 06, 2022
Harrisonburg, VA, January 5, 2022--Thomas D. Rea has been named Executive Vice President and Regional Commercial Executive.  With this promotion, Mr. Rea will lead Market Presidents in the Bank’s newer markets as we continue to grow throughout Virginia. His expanded responsibilities will run concurrently with those presently associated with his role as President of the Harrisonburg / Shenandoah ...read more
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Thursday, December 23, 2021
Harrisonburg, VA – December 23, 2021 – The Massanutten Regional Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Rochelle Carr has been named Library Director, a role which focuses on the strategic leadership and vision for the seven-branch regional system. Ms. Carr was selected after a national search was conducted by Bradbury Miller Associates, a recruiting firm which specializes in ...read more
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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
WEYERS CAVE — In two years, every home without internet in Rockingham and surrounding counties is slated to be connected through a regional broadband project. The state is awarding $722 million in grant funding to connect 278,000 homes without internet service across the commonwealth, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday at the campus of Blue Ridge Community College. “These funds will bring ...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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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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