Speaker addresses economic growth at museum business luncheon

Edwin T. Burton

September 28, 2016

WINCHESTER — The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley held its eighth annual Business Forum Luncheon Wednesday. The event featured a presentation from distinguished economic and finance professor Edwin “Ed” T. Burton entitled “Economic Prospects for the US and the Global Economy.”

Candle shop opens at new location

Debbie Ritenour, owner of Simply Divine Candles and Decor, stands in front of some handmade candles and a homemade wreath in her store. She is holding a  grand re-opening event Saturday at the store's new location at 150 E. King St., Strasburg. Nathan Budryk/Daily

September 27, 2016

STRASBURG — Debbie Ritenour’s Simply Divine Candles and Decor will hold a ribbon cutting and grand re-opening at its new location at 150 E. King St. downtown on Saturday, Oct. 1. Ritenour said there are some giveaways and other promotions planned.

Front Royal video store to close its doors

September 23, 2016

The Shenandoah Video and Tan store at 445 South St. in the Royal Plaza shopping center in Front Royal will be closing its doors sometime in October, said owner Joe Gochenour.

Business Ledger

September 23, 2016

Claire Wightman has been named director of business development for Porchlight Hospitality, a niche property management firm in Woodstock that specializes in managing people’s second homes through the “sharing economy,” Airbnb and VRBO.

Tourism grant to help with marketing

Jenna French

September 21, 2016

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a marketing leverage grant that will bring more than $900,000 in funding to 43 state tourism programs. Of that $927,000, Shenandoah County received $50,000, tied for the highest amount received by any municipality. The funds will be bestowed on a matching basis.

Area gas prices rise alongside state average

September 21, 2016

Drivers in the Northern Shenandoah Valley may still see gas prices inch higher even as the Colonial Pipeline starts using a bypass around an Alabama gas leak.

Livestock Report

September 16, 2016

Shenandoah Livestock
Sept. 10
Bulls L&M 1,100-199 lbs., $185.00-215.00; 200-299 lbs., $140.00-155.00; 300-399 lbs., $137.50-147.00; 400-499 lbs., $108.00-137.50; 500-599

Small business owners schooled on best practices

Marc Willson

September 16, 2016

Local small business owners were treated to seminar from Marc Wilson, a business consultant, on ways to maximize awareness and profits, especially with the holiday season right around the corner. The presentation was given at Town Hall.

Rural King opens new store

Mike Peters, left, gun barn manager at Rural King, tells Billy Lucas, of Front Royal, about a type of ammunition Monday during the store's soft opening. Nathan Budryk/Daily

September 12, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Farm and homegoods superstore Rural King opened its doors Monday, holding a soft open that will be followed by a grand opening and ribbon-cutting later in the month.

Shaffer’s to expand to Middletown

September 9, 2016

Shaffer’s Barbecue and Catering, a Woodstock institution, will expand its reach when Matt Shaffer opens Shaffer’s Barbecue and Market in Middletown. The restaurant, near Belle Grove, is scheduled to be up and running by early October.

Chamber hires new CEO

Richard Kennedy

September 7, 2016

The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber will be under new leadership when incoming CEO Richard Kennedy assumes the position on Oct. 3. Kennedy is former CEO of the Fall Brook, California Chamber of Commerce in northern San Diego County. He held that position for three years, ending his tenure there in 2013.

Bright Box to offer new dining options

September 2, 2016

The Bright Box Theater in Winchester will bolster its dining operation with the opening of the Bistro Room on Sept. 8 for lunch. It will be located in a room formerly used exclusively for private parties. The Old Town performance venue will also be rolling out a new menu the following day.