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Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows in Front Royal received the InterContinental Hotels Group Torchbearer Award, the company's most prestigious award.

The Torchbearer Award was presented during the 2011 IHG Americas Investors & Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Oct. 24-26.

The Front Royal location is one of only 116 properties within the Americas chosen from the IHG system of more than 4,400 hotels for achieving the highest levels of excellence in all aspects of operation, from quality to customer satisfaction.

A 2011 Torchbearer trophy will be on permanent display at the hotel.

Nearly 5,000 franchise owners, operators and company officials attended the 2011 IHG Americas Investors & Leadership Conference.

IHG is a global company operating seven hotel brands, including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.

For information or hotel reservations, visit www.ihg.com.

Shenandoah Vineyards in Edinburg was awarded two medals from the Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition. Its 2009 Founders Reserve Chambourcin won the Medal of Excellence and its 2010 Rhapsody in Red won the Medal of Merit. The Rhapsody in Red will be released this weekend during a Christmas Open House at the winery.

Each year The Jefferson Cup selects more than 600 well regarded wines from across America to be included in the competition. In 2011, wines from 22 states received invitations to compete. Almost 300 wines won the Medal of American Merit, and 152 were awarded the Medal of American Excellence. The Jefferson Cup, the top award, went to 22 wines.

Shenandoah Vineyards, at 3657 South Ox Road in Edinburg, is the third-oldest winery in Virginia. It will have an open house today and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring its winning wines.

For information, call 984-8699.

DuPont Community Credit Union recently announced three management promotions within the Credit Union's information systems and member support departments.

The promotions include Cindy Nuckoles as systems manager, Jeremy Wilson as network manager and Cheyenne Bridge as member support manager.

Nuckoles has been in the financial services industry for 27 years, and with DCCU for 24 years, most recently as the member support manager.

Wilson has been with DCCU for four years, most recently as a networking supervisor.

Bridge has been with DCCU for 15 years and has held numerous positions, most recently image services supervisor.

DCCU is a not-for-profit, full-service financial cooperative organized to serve the ever changing financial needs of the members who own it.

For information, visit www.mydccu.com.

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