Company to add jobs, invest in headquarters

December 2, 2016

American Woodmark, a company located in Frederick County that specializes in kitchen and bath cabinets for homes, has announced a $30 million headquarters consolidation that will retain 377 jobs and add 55 new ones.

Business Ledger

December 2, 2016

Bonnie Blue Southern Market & Bakery of Winchester was featured in the New York Times article “13 Essential Barbecue Stops” that was published in the Sunday Travel Section.

‘Exactly where I want to be’

Michael Wages, left, and his son Tre, 17, assemble a garage door piece recently in a new garage construction project in Strasburg. Wages quit his job as a safety director for a trucking company and bought Valley Garage Door, so he could be his own boss and have more time to spend with his family. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 25, 2016

EDINBURG – Mike Wages is a man of faith. That faith is at the core of who he is and was the driving force behind his taking over of Valley Garage Door Company.

Black Friday draws hundreds

Mary Helen Ritchie, who usually works in the Rural King's agriculture department, filled in as an emergency cashier Friday to help the store try to keep up with the flood of customers as she checks out Michelle Dugan and Thomas Polk of Winchester.  Nathan Budryk/Daily

November 25, 2016

Even before most area residents had awoken from their turkey-induced coma Friday, another annual tradition had begun – Black Friday. While the shopping holiday has become less prevalent in recent years, there was no shortage of bargain hunters around the area.

Business ledger

November 25, 2016

John “Jay” Jones has joined First Bank & Trust Co. as a commercial lender.
Jones has over 21 years of

Business Ledger

November 18, 2016

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, a wealth management, financial services and investment banking firm headquartered in Philadelphia, has announced Edward A. Bartlett has joined the firm and been named first vice president/wealth management and branch office manager of its Harrisonburg office.

Shentel revenue, costs up

November 11, 2016

Shenandoah Telecommunications reported revenue increases from this same time last year in its third quarter earnings report published Nov. 9. A significant portion of the increase was due to an acquisition of nTelos, completed on May 6.

Business Ledger

November 10, 2016

The law firm of Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC in Harrisonburg has announced Alexandra E. Humphreys and Lucas I. Pangle

Business Ledger

November 6, 2016

Todd Lilley has been named foundation director of Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury. He will be responsible for maintaining an ongoing fund development program that solicits funds for operational capital and endowment needs.

Paws and Reflect aims to pamper pets

Margaret Keith, from left,  Jessie Lee and Cyndi Jones are the owners of Paws and Reflect, a new pet spa in Front Royal. Courtesy photo

November 5, 2016

Dogs have a new place to relax and unwind now that Paws and Reflect, a spa for pets, is open in Front Royal, which is holding its grand opening today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bank of Clarke County reports growth

November 4, 2016

Eagle Financial Services, Inc., holding company for Bank of Clarke County, saw growth in the third quarter of 2016, but at a slower rate than the prior year. The company posted a net income of $1.4 million, $1.9 million lower than quarter three in 2015 and $183,000 from the previous quarter in 2016.

Business Ledger

October 28, 2016

Modern Woodmen of America
Gaylin A. Sommers, a life insurance agent with Modern Woodmen of America in Broadway, has

New housing development is unveiled

OldTowne Commons, a nine-unit housing development at the corner of Braddock and Pall Mall streets in Winchester, was unveiled Friday morning. Nathan Budryk/Daily

October 28, 2016

WINCHESTER — OakCrest Builders unveiled OldTowne Commons, its new housing development at the corner of Braddock and Pall Mall St. Friday morning. A few dozen people milled around a model home, which showcased the townhomes’ features.

First Bank releases earnings report

October 27, 2016

Parent company of First Bank, First National Corporation, showed positive growth over the prior quarter and the third quarter from 2015 according to its third quarter earnings report published Wednesday. The quarter ended Sept. 30.

Students learn about jobs at Virginia’s ports

Gary Hahn, distribution operations manager for Newell Brands, speaks to  area high school students during a career seminar hosted by the Port of Virginia at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown on Wednesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

October 19, 2016

MIDDLETOWN – Students from Winchester and Frederick, Warren, Shenandoah, Clarke and Page counties gathered Wednesday at Lord Fairfax Community College for a career seminar to learn about opportunities offered at and created by Virginia’s ports.

Co-op manager to participate in DOE program

Jason Burch

October 15, 2016

Jason Burch, manager of system engineering for the Shenandoah Electric Cooperative, will serve as one of two co-op industry representatives in a “major Department of Energy research project” over the next three years, the co-op has announced.