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Open house The Shenandoah Herb Society will host its annual open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Sunflower Cottage Herb Farm in Middletown. Information: 540-869-8482. Bank of Clarke Bank of Clark County has announced the addition of Holly Vano as assistant vice president and as a ...

Students learn to manage money during Bank Day

STRASBURG – First Bank invited area high school seniors from Shenandoah, Warren and Frederick counties to learn about the banking industry, financial services and the role banks play in their communities as part of the Virginia Bankers Association’s Bank Day scholarship program on ...

Gander Mountain files for bankruptcy, Winchester location to remain open

Gander Mountain in Frederick County and the JCPenney store at the Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester will not be among those stores being closed by the two retailers nationwide. Outdoor gear retailer Gander Mountain has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will be closing 32 ...

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Thrivent Financial For the sixth year in a row, Thrivent Financial has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company. Scores are generated in five key categories: ...

84 Lumber to add 100 new jobs in Stephenson

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office has announced that 84 Lumber, the country's largest privately owned building material manufacturer, intends to invest $3.9 million to establish a manufacturing operation in Frederick County, resulting in 100 new jobs. The operation will be under the name of 84 ...

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McCarthy & Akers The law firm of McCarthy & Akers has announced it will be moving its Strasburg office to 145 E. King St. (the old drug store) in April, once renovations are complete. Until renovations are complete, the firm is using the office of Arthur’s son, Clay, at ...

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Farm2Fork Farm2Fork Affair, a trade show expo to introduce agricultural producers to large-scale consumers throughout Virginia, will be held Monday at the Mimslyn Inn in Luray. The event will feature a variety of regional agricultural producers from Harrisonburg, Winchester and ...

SU to hold ninth annual business symposium

Shenandoah University's Harry F. Byrd School of Business will hold its ninth annual business symposium on March 30. This year's event, according to Dr. Miles Davis, the business school's dean, will cater to those interested in business as well as the arts, as its keynote speaker will be Ron ...

Distillery to expand, create jobs with grant

MAURERTOWN – Filibuster Distillery received a $30,000 grant and will invest $795,000 to expand its whiskey production operation in Maurertown, creating eight new jobs over three years. Gov. Terry McAuliffe approved the $30,000 Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development fund ...

Event planner, caterer now open in Woodstock

The Town of Woodstock welcomed a new Main Street business with a ribbon cutting Thursday morning. Happenings Event Planning, located at 121 S. Main St. and owned by valley native Heather Silvious, will be able to accommodate as many as 40 for events and get-togethers and will also offer ...

Business Ledger: Feb. 18

Baker promoted Lisa Baker has been promoted to licensed sales assistant at Old Dominion Insurance & Investments Inc., in Winchester. The position requires a securities license, which Baker earned after passing a series of exams in October and December. After a varied career ...

Business earns award

Life Care Center of New Market has been awarded the 2016 Business Development Award of Excellence for Life Care Centers of America’s Bluegrass Region. The award recognizes facilities for innovative programs in serving their communities. The center was nominated for improving its discharge ...

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Winchester Family Health Libby “Zan” Ruby has joined the Winchester Family Health Center, 1330 Amherst St. The center is expanding gynecology services and will soon offer prenatal care to expecting mothers. Ruby was awarded a certificate of midwifery from the University of Medicine ...

Shentel reports continuing wireless growth

Edinburg-based Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) has reported that its wireless growth is continuing and the rate with which the company is performing network upgrades is exceeding expectations. Earle MacKenzie is Shentel's executive vice president and chief operating officer. ...

Synergy Home Care now offering services in area

Synergy Home Care, a national, non-medical home care company, is now offering services in Warren, Shenandoah, Page, Clarke, and Frederick counties as well as in Winchester. Carol Miller, who owns and operates the franchise with her husband John, explained the kind of services offered by ...

Area state parks more popular than ever

Visitation numbers at Shenandoah River State Park near Bentonville have been steadily climbing in recent years. “Our cabin turnovers have dramatically increased, and our day use attendance also has increased so much so that we have had to close the park almost every weekend now. Our total ...

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4-H Center Jennifer Carter has been appointed as the new director of the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Front Royal. A former 4-H member from New Jersey, she comes to the center after having served as associate director for continuing and professional education at ...

Cooperative holds second annual Market Showcase

Rockingham Cooperative will host its second annual Market Showcase in Harrisonburg from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. Gale Billhimer, purchasing and marketing manager for Rockingham Cooperative, explained what attendees can expect. “The concept of a market ...

First Bank reports growth

First National Corporation, parent company of First National Bank, released its fourth quarter and yearly earnings report Wednesday and reported positive growth in several areas. Scott Harvard, president and chief executive officer for First Bank, said that he and his team are pleased with ...

Chamber announces new director, awards

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. Outgoing president Mike Ashley formally introduced Sharon Baroncelli of Woodstock as the ...