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Openings
The Plamondon Cos. held a grand opening Feb. 11 for the new Roy Rogers restaurant at 130 Riverton Commons Plaza, Front Royal.

Companies
Shenandoah Design LLC in Mt. Jackson has changed its name to Gerald Forsburg Associates LLC to better reflect the company's broader market, high level of commitment to its clients and overall professionalism in the industry. President and principal designer Gerald Forsburg has over 15 years of experience as a sole practitioner with award-winning architecture firms. Visit www.forsburgassociates.com.

Timber Ridge School retained The Zimmerman Group, a Winchester-based marketing/consulting group, to develop concept, copy and design for a new website. Created to target the needs of its various audiences, www.TimberRidgeSchool.org went live in late 2010.

Personnel
Bank of Clarke County announces the addition of four officers to its staff: Robert C. Boyd has been hired as a senior vice president and senior credit officer. He will be responsible for overseeing the credit function at the bank's Old Town Center office. Gregory L. Jay has been hired as a senior vice president and loan officer at the bank's new Round Hill office. J. Andrew Hershey has been hired as a vice president and loan officer at the Old Town Center office. Jon Elliott is a new assistant vice president and branch manager of the Round Hill office.

Marlin Beitzel of Winchester has joined Integrity Home Mortgage as a mortgage loan originator.

Janet Davidson, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Stephens City, has accepted an invitation to become a limited partner in The Jones Financial Cos., the holding company for the St. Louis-based financial services firm. Davidson joined Edward Jones in 2001 and has served investors in Stephens City for the past nine years.

Awards
The Comfort Inn in Woodstock was a recipient of the prestigious 2010 Gold Hospitality Award from parent company Choice Hotels International Inc. for its commitment to exceptional guest satisfaction and superior service. As a top-performing property among the company's more than 4,900 U.S. franchised hotels, the local Comfort Inn is among the top 10 percent of properties within the Comfort brand.

Philip Carter Winery's Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc took home the highest honors in their respective categories in Virginia at the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American wines in the world with over 5,000 entries.

Certifications
Tina L. Presley, senior administrative assistant in the Front Royal town manager's office, has passed all the exams required to become a Certified Administrative Professional. The CAP professional rating certifies knowledge of office systems, technology, office administration and management, and the ability to apply the principles of good human relations and communications.

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative has again earned the Certificate of Excellence for Safety by the Rural Electric Safety Accreditation Program. The certificate is presented to electric cooperatives in the U.S. that undergo a comprehensive six-step program that includes a rigorous peer-review audit program and on-site inspections of the cooperative's entire system. The review covers the cooperative's safety policies, procedures, facilities and equipment.

Valley Home Care has once again earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition under a national program aimed at making sure patients cared for by home care organizations have access to respiratory care services provided by qualified respiratory therapists. Valley Home Care has received the designation since 2004, when the American Association for Respiratory Care first added home care organizations to the recognition program.

Appointments
Jeff Boehm, vice president of Howard Shockey & Sons Inc., will serve as vice chairman of the General Contractor Council for the Virginia Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors in 2011.

Bob Blair of Woodstock and Lisa Currie of Toms Brook were re-elected to the board of directors of the World Foundation for Children Inc., the nonprofit for Volunteer Farms.

Wade Zirkle of StrongPoint Capital, Barry Fadely of AXA Advisors and Lili Bowers of Aimonetti Insurance have been appointed to the board of directors of the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce.

Seminars
Frederick Block, Brick & Stone recently hosted a seminar on "Permeable Pavements Using Clay Pavers" for the local architect and engineering communities. Attendees learned about permeable pavement systems, maintenance of the systems, stormwater management, and how the systems can earn LEED credits.

Financial
DuPont Community Credit Union, with nine branches in the Shenandoah Valley, including Woodstock, reports that $41.6 million in loans were funded during the fourth quarter of 2010 to bring the amount of total loans outstanding to $577.7 million as of the end of the year.

-- Daily Staff Reports


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