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The Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University will host its sixth annual Business Symposium from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25. The event is open to members of the regional business community as well as high school and college students and will be held in the school’s Halpin-Harrison Hall. The keynote speakers at this year’s symposium are former Porsche Automotive Group CEO and President Peter Schutz, Inova CEO Knox Singleton and Valley Health CEO and President Mark Merrill. All high school and college students can attend the symposium for free. Others should visit subusiness.org for more information, pricing and registration.

Valley Workforce has announced that it is offering no-cost training scholarships and services to area job seekers. More than $100,000 is available to assist eligible unemployed workers and disadvantaged adults who require training to compete in the job market. Eligible participants can choose training courses from a list of qualified training providers including local community colleges, technology centers and others approved by the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board. For more information, contact the Valley Workforce Center’s Winchester office at 540-545-4146 or visit valleyworkforce.com

Winchester-based construction firm Howard Shockey & Sons Inc. has announced two new senior management hires and a promotion. Tommy Tortorich, who has previously worked with HITT Contracting and StructureTone in Northern Virginia and specializes in construction for health care, pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients, has been hired as a project manager. Brett Kass, who previously worked with Jacobs, Turner Construction and Barton Marlow and specializes in construction for healthcare and biotechnology clients, has also been hired as a project manager. Andrea Rogers, a marketing research specialist with the company, has been promoted to expand Shockey’s business development and marketing in the greater Washington, D.C., area.2014

The Weichert, Realtors office in Front Royal has been recognized by Regional Vice President Bruce L. Green for its outstanding performance in January. The office led the entire company for new home listings.

Shentel will host its fourth quarter 2013 earnings call at 8 a.m. Friday. People can listen online at investor.shentel.com or through an audio replay about an hour afterward by calling 855-859-2056.