Business Ledger

Overtime rules workshop
The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce and Yount, Hyde & Barbour will offer a workshop on new overtime rules at noon Thursday at the Chamber office on South Main Street in Woodstock.

Discussion will center on salaried employees earning under $47,000 per year and how they will most likely be eligible for overtime under the new laws that go into effect on Dec. 1.

Those attending are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. Attendance is free, however, registration is requested by emailing:

Auto Care Clinic
Throughout October, the Auto Care Clinic,  6768 Winchester Road in Front Royal, will join automotive repair shops across the country in a  fundraising campaign, Brakes for Breast, for a breast cancer vaccine.

The shop is giving away free brake pads or shoes and the customer pays the labor and any ancillary parts. The shop will then donate 10 percent of the job directly to Dr. Vincent Tuohy and the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund.

NW Works
Marshall Henson has been named the new president and chief executive officer at NW Works Inc., a nonprofit workforce development agency in Winchester for individuals with barriers to employment.

Henson has more than 12 years of nonprofit executive experience and holds a master’s degree in public policy. He comes to NW Works from Linden Resources, a Northern Virginia-based nonprofit agency that provides employment, training and support services to adults with disabilities, veterans transitioning from military to civilian employment, and those with other barriers to employment.

Prior to his work in the nonprofit sector, Henson was in the U.S. Peace Corps in Malawi, Africa, where he established an orphan care program providing direct support to over 300 orphans impacted by the HIV epidemic.

Henson succeeds John Brauer, who has accepted the position of CEO with Union Station Homeless Services in Pasadena, California.

During Henson’s transition, Osborne “Oz” Abbey Jr. will serve as interim CEO. Abbey’s professional background includes most recently the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber Interim CEO, and owner of the Center of Holistic and Integrative Education LLC.