Business Ledger

Ronnie Ward

Wiseman and Associates

Lucy Zimmerman has accepted a position as an associate wealth manager in the Middleburg Office of Wiseman and Associates. A Middleburg resident, Zimmerman previously worked for a financial planning firm in Warrenton. She is a registered para-planner.

Zimmerman joins Tom Wiseman, president, and a team of six others including Jeff Hahn, managing director and chief compliance officer; Jordan Braithwaite, portfolio operations specialist; Akhtar Khan, financial planner; Susan Umbehant, director of insurance services; Kathleen Cregan, controller; and Kathleen Berger, director of marketing.

Wiseman and Associates opened nearly 30 years ago in Winchester. In 2012, their second office in Middleburg was opened in the pre-Civil War building, Noble House.

RE/MAX Team Realty

Bonnie Henry

Broker/owner Ronnie Ward and Realtor Bonnie Henry of RE/MAX Team Realty have been recognized by RE/MAX International for their 20 years of service with the RE/MAX Network. They each received a plaque honoring two decades of accomplishments, commitment and contributions.

Creekside Insurance Advisors

Creekside Insurance Advisors Inc. in Winchester welcomes Troy Newbraugh as its life insurance specialist agent.

Newbraugh brings 24 years of nonprofit fundraising experience, including 16 years at Timber Ridge School in Cross Junction and six years at Blue Ridge School in Charlottesville.

He will specialize in bringing life insurance solutions to charity/donor relationships in addition to business owners, families and individuals.
Shenandoah Bowling Lanes

Troy Newbraugh

Virginia’a oldest operating bowling alley changed ownership on July 1. Shannon Freeze and Jane Rosser, co-founders of ShanJann LLC, purchased Shenandoah Bowling Lanes in Mount Jackson.

Shenandoah Bowling Lanes opened in 1948 as a duckpin alley. While the new owners don’t intend to alter the alley’s look,  they do plan to upgrade the food menu and make more time for open bowl scheduling.

Edward Jones

Bret Hrbek of Edward Jones in Front Royal recently won the firm’s Jim McKenzie Award for exceptional achievement in building client relationships.

Hrbek was one of 1,438 of the firm’s 14,000 financial advisers to receive the award, which is named after Jim McKenzie, who, following in his father’s footsteps, joined Edward Jones in 1962 and opened a branch in Kearney, Nebraska.

Ron Harris

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) has announced the promotion of Ron Harris to vice president of engineering and district operations.

Beginning his career in 1987 as a planning engineer, Harris most recently served as manager of engineering and power supply. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech, a master’s from Strayer University, and in 2011, he completed his professional engineer license in Virginia. Most recently, Harris completed the Robert I. Kabat Management Internship Program through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

He and his wife, Cheryl, live in Hanover County.


Lucy Zimmerman

Shenandoah Country Q102’s “Chris & Rosie” was named best morning show at the Virginia Association of Broadcasters annual summer convention on June 26 in Virginia Beach.

Tech Team Solutions

Bobby Lytton, former owner of The Printer Fix, a Shenandoah Valley-based printer repair business, has joined forces with Tech Team Solutions in Winchester.

Tech Team Solutions offers a full range of IT and business solutions, including business telephone systems, computer networking, virus protection, network security, office automation, business machine sales, network cabling, fiber optics and telephone wiring.

Regional jail

Superintendent Bill Wilson of the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail and Dr. Sherri Yoder, president of Crown Professional Mentoring Group, have collaborated to offer inmates access to educational workshops.

Weekly workshops cover two topics, successful relationships and stress prevention, and are offered to male and female inmates.

Yoder leads each workshop with one master’s-level intern, Deandra Payne-Allen, and one undergraduate-level intern, Bowen Ben.

Yoder, a licensed clinical psychologist and board-certified behavior analyst in Front Royal, states in a news release, “It’s beneficial to every concerned party if the inmates are learning more effective methods of coping with life. They will get along better with one another as well as with the officers. They will also likely develop increased self-confidence for a successful transition from incarceration to community and these developed skills will ultimately benefit the business and residential communities as they return as citizens of our town and surrounding areas.”