Business

Diversification plan continues

A pair of welders work on the roof of this warehouse under construction at Valley Fertilizer in Mt. Jackson. The 80,000 square foot building is being constructed by Harman Construction, Inc. of Harrisonburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 21st, 2014

As Bowman Andros continues expanding in Mount Jackson, a new warehouse is set to open up by February 2015.

From dogs to jewels

November 21st, 2014

STRASBURG — For the last 18 years, local business owner Michelle Miller has made a living grooming dogs, but all that changed last November when she found she is allergic to dogs.

Business ledger

November 21st, 2014

Winchester native Clint A. Nichols has joined Christian & Barton, L.L.P., a broad-based civil practice law firm in Richmond, as

First Bank to purchase six new branches

First Bank Corporation of Strasburg has announced plans to purchase six branches of Bank of America, including this one at Court and Main streets in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 19th, 2014

The First National Corporation, the holding company of First Bank, announced Wednesday that it is buying six Bank of America branches in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia for $377.3 million, making it the largest bank headquartered in the valley north of Roanoke.

State commerce chief speaks at Shenandoah U.

Maurice Jones, Virginia's secretary of commerce, speaks Tuesday evening at Shenandoah University in Winchester. Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

November 18th, 2014

WINCHESTER—The Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade said the commonwealth is strong economically however it will need to diversify in order to meet future demands.

EDA purchases site of Stokes General Store

November 18th, 2014

The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority announced Tuesday that it will purchase the Alvin Stokes General Store at 553 E. Main St., Front Royal.

Shenandoah U. to host Entrepreneurship Week

November 17th, 2014

Shenandoah University is participating in Global Entrepreneurship Week this week by hosting a series of business mixers and lectures open to the public and students.

Maurertown has perfect water for bourbon

Rob Moulthrop, sales manger for Filibuster Bourbon Distillery, shows off the company's three brands of whiskey at the Maurertown facility.  Rich Cooley/Daily

November 14th, 2014

MAURERTOWN — It all started as an experiment. In 2011, Sid Dilawri and his brother were selling moonshine at their father’s liquor store in Washington, D.C., when they came into possession of some whiskey barrels. One was a burgundy wine barrel, another apple wood and the other an American oak barrel. They put the moonshine in the barrels and let them sit for six months.

Business ledger

Tom McGloom

November 14th, 2014

First National Corp., the parent company of First Bank, announced the opening of a new loan production office in Harrisonburg.

The business of hiking

Lisa Jenkins, an owner of Mountain Home Bed and Breakfast, makes a bed in this cabin that she and her husband Scott own near the trailhead south of Front Royal. The town and county are looking for ways to become more hiker friendly for those on the Appalachian Trail. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 14th, 2014

While Warren County and Front Royal are drawing up plans for extensions of the Appalachian Trail to bring hikers into town, there has been little discussion on the effect hikers have on the economy.

Shentel to sponsor ODAC

November 13th, 2014

Shentel Cable announced Nov. 10 the company is now the official telecommunications provider for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference for the next fo

Breaking Frankfurters

November 7th, 2014

The Verdicts N opens in Winchester
By Henry Culvyhouse
WINCHESTER — With a smile, Haven Azarkhish leans back on

Travel writers flock to area

November 7th, 2014

By Henry Culvyhouse
Travel writers are flocking to Shenandoah County to experience local attractions, according to the Shenandoah County Tourism

Business ledger

November 7th, 2014

Warren County Administrator Douglas P. Stanley announced recent appointments in the county’s Planning and Finance Departments.

Douglas Sexton Jr.

Livestock report

November 5th, 2014

Shenandoah Livestock
Nov. 1
FEEDER:
Steers, 300-399 lbs., $285.00-295.00; 400-499 lbs., $222.50-271.00; 500-599 lbs., few $228.00; 600-699 lbs., $192.50-224.00; 700-799

Business ledger

October 31st, 2014

Dr. Richard L. Taliaferro is the new president-elect of the 3,500-member Virginia Dental Association.

Livestock report

October 30th, 2014

Shenandoah Livestock
Oct. 25
FEEDER:
Steers, 300-399 lbs., $200.00-260.00; 400-499 lbs., $180.00-247.50; 500-599 lbs., $198.00-239.00; 600-699 lbs., $177.50-226.00; 700-799 lbs.,