Business

Edinburg vegetable growers take a turn at farmers markets

In less than a year, Edinburg residents Jaz and Lee Draper, of Purple Rooster Organics, have gone from self-sustaining vegetable farmers to vendors at area farmers’ markets. “We’re in two markets right now – Strasburg and (South Street Barn Market) in Woodstock,” Lee Draper said. ...

Combined tax holiday affects big, small businesses

All Virginia residents will have the opportunity to go forth and stimulate the economy free of certain sales taxes during a combined tax holiday weekend that will last from 12:01 a.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Until this year, there was only a one-day tax holiday in August for school ...

Region expects 5K for 11th Yard Crawl

Shoppers coming from hundreds of miles around will be wheeling and dealing down the 46-mile stretch of the Route 11 Yard Crawl starting at 7 a.m. Saturday. Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce executive director Cheri Wright said she’s expecting as many as 5,000 people for the 11th annual ...

New shops open in Front Royal

Over the last several months, new and established businesses have been cropping up along Main Street in Front Royal's historic downtown area. Jennifer McDonald, executive director of the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority, said the diversity of shops opening is a good ...

Town considering business development program

Strasburg town officials are considering possibly participating in a business development program through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Through the community development organization People Inc., Strasburg applied for the department’s Virginia Community ...

A-Way 2 Play property sold

After being closed for close to six years, the 59-acres A-Way 2 Play Family Sports Center near Woodstock has been sold by Chris and Pamela Wells. The Wells, who also own and operate Wells Roofing in Woodstock, sold the property to Harry and Margaret Cooper for $350,000. In a phone ...

County, EDA looking into workforce answers

FRONT ROYAL -- The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority and the Chamber of Commerce are starting a project focused on enhancing the area’s workforce opportunities. EDA Executive Director Jennifer McDonald noted Friday that numerous businesses as well as county and ...

Building energy

LINDEN — German engineering in home energy efficiency is coming to the U.S. in the form of a house off of John Marshall Highway near Linden. Front Royal-based ALP Development partnered with German construction company Kaufmann to bring the K-Plus construction model to America. Father ...

Business Ledger

Bank of Clarke County Kristina Reed has joined the investment/financial consultant team of Eagle Investment Group at the Bank of Clarke County. Reed, formerly a financial consultant with Middleburg Investment in Leesburg, has 20-plus years experience in banking and investment ...

Tractor Supply in talks for store

The Tractor Supply Company is in talks with Richmond-based real estate firm Thalhimer to lease building space in the Royal Plaza Shopping Center of Front Royal. Allyson Petty, senior associate at Thalhimer, said they are in discussion with the company to lease out one-third of an ...

Chefs see food sources up close

WOODSTOCK — Chefs and restaurant owners from the D.C. area had a close-up view of where the steaks they prepare and serve come from during a tour of Shenandoah Valley cattle farms and facilities this week. Shenandoah Valley Beef Cooperative made an agreement with Capital Meat Company ...

Town looking into second veterans’ monument

The town of New Market could be getting a second veterans’ monument, courtesy of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of American Legion Post 166. At Monday’s town council meeting, Councilman Tim Palmer noted that the Ladies’ Auxiliary came to the tourism and economic development committee meeting ...

Building atop success

STRASBURG -- Valley native Dennis Dysart will be guiding Strasburg-based First Bank into the future as its newly promoted president and chief operating officer. “I’m thrilled to death about it. The bank’s been wonderful for me and for my family,” Dysart said of his promotion from ...

Business Ledger

Wiseman and Associates Lucy Zimmerman has accepted a position as an associate wealth manager in the Middleburg Office of Wiseman and Associates. A Middleburg resident, Zimmerman previously worked for a financial planning firm in Warrenton. She is a registered para-planner. Zimmerman ...

Scrumptious Delights

KERNSTOWN COMMONS -- Chris Sclafani is bringing the taste of Little Italy to the Winchester area in his recently opened Sclafani’s New York Bagels and Bread bakery. The bakery is serving up New York-style bagels, bread, sandwiches and coffee, and is holding its grand opening ...

Woodstock Garage celebrates 90 years of business

Woodstock Garage Inc., a longtime fixture of automobile sales and repair in the valley, is celebrating its 90th anniversary this month. Buddy Morrison, 85, chairman of the company's board, said the three major factors that have helped the business thrive over the years are service, ...

Business Ledger

Kimberly L. McCray has been named the new executive director of the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg. She was previously director of the Port o’ Plymouth Museum in Plymouth, North Carolina. Originally from Augusta County, she was a teacher with the U.S. Peace Corps in the ...

Fields of Gold aims to grow agritourism

Fields of Gold, the marketing group behind the Shenandoah Valley Farm Trail, is planning to make the region a top destination in agritourism. The Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week that the group will be receiving $35,000 in planning grant funding from the state for its ...

Wayside Inn back on the market

MIDDLETOWN – At the ripe old age of 218, Wayside Inn is in need of prospective owners once more after almost two years of rejuvenation and care. Current owners George and Becky Reeves bought the inn via auction in October 2013 for $806,250. Since then, Becky Reeves said they’ve spent ...

IT firm to bring 600 jobs to Avtex site

Front Royal can expect a company to add hundreds of jobs over several years when it builds in the former Avtex Fibers site. U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., announced Friday that a $40 million economic development deal calls for ITFederal LLC to build an office complex on approximately 30 ...