Chamber announces new director, awards

Sharon Baroncelli

January 17, 2017

MOUNT JACKSON – The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce announced its new director and presented yearly awards at its annual banquet and meeting Tuesday evening at the Mount Jackson Fire Hall.

Business Ledger

January 12, 2017

First National Corporation has announced the appointment of Boyce Brannock to its board of directors and its banking subsidiary, First Bank.

Entrepreneur competition to return to LFCC

January 12, 2017

The Small Business Development Center at Lord Fairfax Community College will reboot its ‘Shark Tank’ style entrepreneur competition for a second year after its Entrepreneur Cafe last year was a success.

Business Ledger

January 8, 2017

The Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center, in cooperation with the Front Royal Chamber of Commerce and Front Royal Community Development, will host “Team Eventacular-Front Royal” from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Samuels Public Library.

Business Ledger

December 31, 2016

Signet Marketing
Signet Screen Printing & Embroidery has changed its name to Signet Marketing. The veteran-owned business, founded in 1987, specializes in promotional products, signs, vehicle wraps, print collateral, screen printing, embroidery and more.

Year in review : The region welcomed new businesses in 2016

December 30, 2016

Business in the Shenandoah Valley saw its share of crests and troughs in 2016. Several area Food Lions shuttered their doors. Rural King opened in Front Royal and has been roaring ever since. Several area entrepreneurs participated in Rev Up Strasburg, which resulted in new businesses in town.

Business Ledger

December 16, 2016

The Auto Care Clinic in Front Royal has announced it has donated $1,093 from its fundraising campaign held during October to benefit the Cleveland Clinic to support Dr. Vincent Touhey’s Research Fund to develop a vaccine to prevent breast cancer.

Massage Envy will open next month in Winchester

December 16, 2016

Massage Envy, a full-service massage chain, is moving into Winchester with a January opening planned, said franchisee Chris Ganoe. The address will be 2638 Pleasant Valley Road.

Chicken restaurant to open in Winchester

Crews work on the new Zaxby's restaurant at 1810 S. Loudoun St. in Winchester. The restaurant is expected to open in February.  Nathan Budryk/Daily

December 16, 2016

Zaxby’s a Georgia-based chicken restaurant will be moving in to Winchester. Kevin Schweiker, the restaurant’s franchisee, is going into business with his brother and father to provide northern Virginians with an extensive menu of chicken meals.

Front Royal facade improvement plan moving along

December 9, 2016

The Town of Front Royal held its final meeting regarding its facade improvement plan Thursday evening. Felicia Hart, the town’s community development director, said the meeting was well-attended and productive.

Woodstock salon celebrates a decade

Tara Smith, owner and stylist at Hairspray Salon in Woodstock, styles her mother Brenda Pedersen's hair. Hairspray is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Saturday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 8, 2016

Hairspray Salon has come a long way in its ten years. From a barn to a shopping center and from 140 regular clients to thousands, said Tara Smith, co-owner and stylist for Hairspray, located at 1023 S. Main St. in Woodstock.

Recall issued after Valley Milk probe

December 5, 2016

After a raid by federal authorities last week, the result of a summer investigation into sanitation practices, Valley Milk Products has announced a recall of certain batches of milk powder and buttermilk powder.

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