Business

Symposium to focus on global economy

A daylong seminar addressing the business climate of a global economy will be held at Shenandoah University on March 19. The Seventh Annual Business Symposium, hosted by the Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business, is themed “Passport to Success: A Global Perspective” and will feature ...

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Partlow expands Partlow Insurance Agency Inc. in Winchester has expanded and acquired an office in Fredericksburg. The new location, which employs six people, can be reached at 540-710-2525. Both locations will serve customers and businesses for personal, commercial and transportation ...

Running smooth

STRASBURG — Bill Palmer has been working on cars for as long as he can remember. First it started in his father’s driveway, when he ripped the transmission out of his old man’s 1953 Chevy pickup truck. “He told me you tore it out, now you put it back,” Palmer said. “When ...

Report: Local corporations doing well

The big three publicly traded corporations headquartered in Shenandoah and Frederick counties announced good news for investors this week. Trex and Shentel announced increased performance for the fourth quarter of 2014, while the First National Corporation announced it would pay dividends to ...

Dream machine

WINCHESTER — Amidst the shiny, new 2015 model sedans at the Don Beyer Volvo dealership sits a 2004 Volvo XC90 that has been sighted in places like San Diego, New York City and Boston. But this car hasn’t been driven a mile, because it’s made out Lego bricks, a popular children’s ...

First Bank moves forward on sale

First Bank has cleared a major regulatory hurdle toward closing a deal in which the bank will buy six Bank of America branches in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia. First Bank announced in November it was acquiring Bank of America branches in Woodstock, Staunton, Waynesboro, Elkton, ...

Governor signs bill to freeze reviews

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday signed into law legislation that bars the State Corporation Commission from conducting two-year reviews on rates and profits for Dominion Power and Appalachian Power for the next five years. The law will also freeze electricity rates for the next five ...

Business seminar to be held

The Town of Front Royal will host a seminar about building a better business climate for local businesses on Wednesday morning. The Main Street Co-Opetition seminar, conducted by the Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center, will focus on how to develop more shopping in the downtown ...

Filling the gaps

FRONT ROYAL — President Calvin Coolidge once said, “The chief business of the American people is business,” and that is certainly true of the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority. The authority is responsible for promoting Warren County and Front Royal as a ...

Ride sharing firms could expand into region

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation into law legalizing and regulating the operation of ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft in the commonwealth. Senate bill 1025 and House bill 1662 establish licensing procedures and regulations for “transportation network companies” like ...

Area wineries reel in medals at Governor’s Cup

Six local wineries and vineyards have been awarded medals in the 2015 Governor’s Cup Wine Competition. The medalists for this area include Muse Vineyards in Woodstock, Valerie Hill Vineyard in Stephens City, Fox Meadow Winery in Linden, Shenandoah Vineyards in Edinburg, Veramar Vineyard ...

Firm rated among best Va. workplaces

Edward Jones, a nationwide financial service firm, has been named the second best large company to work for in Virginia by Virginia Business magazine. Virginia Business magazine worked with the Best of Companies group of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to produce the ranking of the 100 top places ...

TOP of Virginia honors community leaders, businesses

The TOP of Virginia Regional Chamber, which serves Clarke, Frederick counties and Winchester, honored top performing businesses and entrepreneurs at its Greater Good Award dinner. Since 1949, the chamber has honored members of the business community who went above and beyond in contributing ...

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Christendom College president Timothy O'Donnell will be a speaker at this year's World Meeting of the Families, which will be held Sept. 22-27 in Philadelphia. Sponsored by the Holy See's Pontifical Council for the Family, the five-day event will feature theologians speaking on a variety of ...

Bank’s computer glitch affects some accounts

Customers with the Bank of Clarke County may have seen extra money temporarily pulled out of their accounts this week after using their debit cards at gas pumps due to a computer glitch. Bank Vice President Jim McCarty said the trouble started on Sunday, when the bank changed its computer ...

Church buys former newspaper property

The Catholic church is the new owner of the former site of the Shenandoah Valley-Herald in Woodstock. The Most Rev. Paul S. Loverde, archbishop of the Catholic Dioceses of Arlington, bought the building from the Shenandoah-Page Newspaper Corp., a company owned by the Byrd family of ...

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Skyline Team Real Estate Skyline Team Real Estate announces that Robin Gochenour was the Top Producer, and Gary Rutz was the Top Selling Agent and Top Listing Agent for the month of December 2014. First National Corp. First National Corp., the parent company of First Bank, reported ...

Shenandoah Chamber plans March events

The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for some educational events, its director said Friday. The chamber will be holding a “Lunch and Learn” March 16, when Adam Miller from Lantz and Gochenour, a Wells Fargo adviser, will discuss retirement options for small businesses ...

Strasburg business aims to open farmers’ market

STRASBURG -- A business  is only one permit away from setting up a farmers' market, a local business owner told Town Council this week. Janet Heishman, owner of Pot Town Organics, said at Tuesday’s meeting she has some “good news” for the council. “My husband and I have decided ...

Inland port doing swell, officials say

FRONT ROYAL -- The Virginia Inland Port is driving commerce, employment and setting record numbers of shipments, officials with the Port of Virginia said Thursday afternoon. Port officials met with leaders of Warren County and Front Royal to share the progress of the port, its economic ...