Business

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 ...

Entrepreneur competition to return to LFCC

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. This year, the competition has been rebranded as RISE – Regional Initiative Supporting ...

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First Bank First National Corporation has announced the appointment of Boyce Brannock to its board of directors and its banking subsidiary, First Bank. Brannock is a graduate of the University of Richmond and the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a partner in the law firm of ...

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Seminar 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. The free seminar will teach small business ...

Garbage service does it all to haul for county residents

Seth Whitaker and his business have a goal – to bring affordable, practical and full-service refuse disposal service to those whose typical monthly routine includes dealings with garbage. “Normally people (who live outside town limits) have to load their stuff in their trucks and a lot ...

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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. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will ...

Year in review : The region welcomed new businesses in 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 ...

Chicken restaurant to open in Winchester

Zaxby's, a Georgia-based chicken restaurant, will be moving into 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. The date of the restaurant's opening has yet ...

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Auto Care Clinic 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. With the assistance of ...

Massage Envy will open next month in Winchester

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. “(We offer) Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, sports massage, hot stone massage, lymphatic massage, and we ...

Front Royal facade improvement plan moving along

Front Royal held a 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. “It went very well,” she said. “We had about 20 some in attendance total. Property ...

Woodstock salon celebrates a decade

Hairspray Salon has come a long way in its 10 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. Smith said that her goal in opening the salon was to create an ...

Recall issued after Valley Milk probe

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. The products being recalled are 50-pound bags of high heat nonfat dry milk ...

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Bonnie Blue 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. The eatery was singled out as having the best collard greens between New York City and Memphis, ...

Company to add jobs, invest in headquarters

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. The state has also awarded a $550,000 grant to the project, explained ...

Edinburg Dollar General to hold grand opening

The new Dollar General store in Edinburg will be holding its grand opening Saturday at the site of the former C.E. Thompson store, 201 Stoney Creek Blvd. Grand opening festivities are slated to begin at 8 a.m. and include giveaways and special deals, according to a news release from Dollar ...

‘Exactly where I want to be’

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. A former account manager and later an area risk manager for J.B. Hunt, Wages had a stable, well-paying job with the shipping ...