Business Ledger

Kim McCray

Kimberly L. McCray has been named the new executive director of the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg.

She was previously director of the Port o’ Plymouth Museum in Plymouth, North Carolina.

Originally from Augusta County, she was a teacher with the U.S. Peace Corps in the Ukraine, a teaching assistant in the history department at North Carolina State University and a tutor with the Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education Program.

She holds master’s degrees in library science and public history from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s in history from James Madison University.

A Blue Star Museum, the Virginia Quilt Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and has been designated the official quilt museum for the Commonwealth.


Steven Custer Construction, of New Market, has been honored with CertainTeed Corporation’s Select ShingleMaster Tenured Member Status.

This top level roofing credential represents the highest standards of excellence, quality and knowledge in the shingle roofing industry. The program provides contractors with high-level training and tools to improve installation skills and enhanced roofing product information.


David Simmons has been named chief compliance officer at CBM Mortgage in Front Royal.

Simmons, who formerly worked at CBM Mortgage, has more than eight years experience in the industry. A Warren County native, he lives in Stephens City with his wife, Megan.


Laura Zuber, an attorney with the Solomon Law Group in Winchester, has been certified as a guardian ad litem in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts and Circuit Courts for Winchester and Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties.


Marilyn Ann Solomon, of the Solomon Law Group in Winchester, has been named for the second time Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year by Blue Ridge Legal Services, a nonprofit legal aid society that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents in the Shenandoah Valley.

The award was presented at the Winchester-Frederick County Bar Association dinner held at the Winchester Country Club.


Betty Allen has joined Creekside Insurance Advisors Inc. of Winchester as a long-term care planning specialist.

Allen brings 13 years experience as a registered nurse and licensed practical nurse. She has worked in the medical field since 1976 in several administrative capacities. The past seven years she has been an assessment nurse for Blue Ridge Hospice.


The Berryville-Clarke Visitors Center at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville has been certified by the Virginia Tourism Corp., becoming part of a network of more than 50 certified centers throughout the Commonwealth.

As a certified center, the Visitors Center at the Barns will receive free annual distribution of a Berryville-Clarke brochure at all 11 Virginia Welcome Centers, bulk quantities of VTC publications, including the Virginia Travel Guide and the Virginia Golf Guide, a prominent listing as a primary visitor resource on VTC’s consumer website, www.virginia.org, hospitality and customer service training for travel counseling staff and an annual two-day seminar designed specifically for Virginia’s Tourist Information Centers/Visitor Centers.