Business

Maurertown wine cellar set to close

March 26th, 2015

The Valley Wine Cellar, a retail outlet for North Mountain Vineyard & Winery, of Maurertown, will be closing its doors this weekend.

Virginia’s wine industry in need of grapes

March 26th, 2015

In both reputation and in demand, Virginia wine is growing. However, industry experts, researchers and professionals all seem to agree: grape growth is lagging.

Tourism zones to offer incentives

March 24th, 2015

The Front Royal Town Council voted to establish three tourism zones to “encourage certain types of business growth in the town that will attract visitors” Monday night.

Lunch is now served

George Washington Hotel Manager David Cavallaro, above, said the hotel's new George's Foods and Spirits restaurant features a new bar area, expanded staff and a more affordable menu. The restaurant replaces the Dancing Goat, and now serves lunch as well as dinner. Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

March 20th, 2015

WINCHESTER—The restaurant attached to The George Washington Hotel has undergone a radical re-branding.

Roaster arrives at local cafe

Monty Ruckman, owner of Jackson's Corner Café and Cabin Creek Roasters, stands next to his new Toper bean roaster.  Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

March 20th, 2015

NEW MARKET—A local coffee shop is in the process of installing a coffee roaster on site, consolidating the business’s retail roasting and café operations into one location.

Transition game

Former NBA basketball player Norman Nixon speaks during the   annual Shenandoah University Business Symposium held Thursday inside Stimpson Auditorium at Halpin-Harrison Hall. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 19th, 2015

WINCHESTER — More than 100 local business leaders, students and faculty members gathered in the Stimpson Auditorium at Shenandoah University to hear a former NBA player and entrepreneur share the fundamentals of business on Thursday morning.

Route 11 Potato Chips to double production

Rogelio Jose, a quality control employee at Route 11 Potato Chips, sorts through chips as they flow on the production line at the facility in Mount Jackson on Wednesday. The company plans to double its production line with help from a state grant.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 18th, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON — County, state and town officials gathered at the Route 11 Chips manufacturing facility for the announcement of new growth and investment by the company, which will double its production and create 13 new jobs within 18 to 24 months, on Wednesday afternoon.

A seller’s market

Mike Beasley, broker for ERA Beasley Realty in Woodstock, stands inside the parlor of this colonial/victorian home he has listed on North Muhlenberg Street in Woodstock on Friday. Beasley  expects to see a lot of activity in the real estate market in the upcoming months.
Rich Cooley/Daily

March 13th, 2015

After a strong start in January, home sales have leveled off in Shenandoah County, while trends remain the same as last year in Warren County, according to some local real estate agents.

Chamber celebrates service, success

New Market Chamber of Commerce Vice President Carol Palmer, presents the "Business of the Year" award to Dale and Tommy Heppner of The Old General Store. Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

March 13th, 2015

NEW MARKET — More than 40 local business and community leaders gathered at the banquet hall of the Quality Inn in New Market this week to celebrate the town’s chamber of commerce award dinner.

Business ledger

Rich Weller

March 13th, 2015

Weller joins agency
Rich Weller has joined Creekside Insurance Advisors Inc., an independent insurance agency in Winchester, as its new

Going, going, gone

Auctioneer Mark  Pangle works with a pair of bidders during the auction.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 8th, 2015

WOODSTOCK — More than 100 men and women crowded into the showroom at Pangle’s Auction Center a few miles north of Woodstock to look over the chairs, the tables, the dressers and the mason jars filled with screws and nails.

Buyer beware: Consumers urged to watch for scams

March 6th, 2015

In honor of National Consumer Protection Week, the State Corporation Commission is asking Virginians to keep their eyes peeled for scams as well as to learn about their consumer rights.

Business Ledger

March 6th, 2015

Winchester marriage and family therapist and mental health counselor Fred Sabia is expanding his private practice to include life coaching.