Business Ledger

Boyce Brannock

First Bank
First National Corporation has announced the appointment of Boyce Brannock to its board of directors and its banking subsidiary, First Bank.
Brannock is a graduate of the University of Richmond and the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a partner in the law firm of Timberlake, Smith, Thomas & Moses PC, in Staunton. His practice concentrates on business law, real estate law, estate planning and commercial transactions. He is a member of the Augusta Bar Association.

A native of Augusta County, his past community activities include service to Big Brothers-Big Sisters, the Chamber of Commerce, Staunton Kiwanis Club and the board of directors for a private foundation that serves the Virginia Museum for Frontier Culture. He has served on the First Bank Regional Advisory Board since 2016.

Jeff Shook has joined GENEDGE, a management consulting enterprise for Virginia’s manufacturing industry, as a project manager with primary responsibility serving clients in the Shenandoah Valley. His office is located at Blue Ridge Community College’s Weyers Cave campus.
Having worked at companies such as Pioneer Electronics, Monarch Marking Systems and FMC Foodtech, Shook has over 25 years of industrial experience. He has considerable expertise in lean manufacturing, new product scale-up, project management and quality systems. Most recently, he was a corporate manufacturing engineer for Daikin. In this role, he was responsible for leading factory transformation, specifically providing the leadership and vision for new manufacturing methods aimed at efficiency improvements and lower total cost.
Shook has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton (Ohio). His certifications include Six Sigma Black Belt, OSHA, Kaizen trainer and CSCP (certified supply chain professional).
He can be reached by cell at 540-487-0049 or by email at jshook@genedge.org.

Russell Sharifi, owner of SAS Mart Inc. in Middletown, has announced signing on as a U-Haul Company of Virginia dealer.

SAS Mart will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up for boxes.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Reservations can by made by calling 540-868-0826 or visiting www.uhaul.com.

Stover Funeral
Marty White, a director with Stover Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. in Strasburg, has qualified for the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

To receive this designation, he completed 180 hours of continuing education. He is also required to accumulate 20 hours per year to recertify.

White and his wife Sharon moved to Strasburg 10 years ago when he joined the staff of Stover Funeral Home as a director.

Rappahannock Electric
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative has reduced its power costs for members, according to a news release.

As a result of a combination of efforts by Cooperatives’ members to reduce the demand for electricity and changes in the wholesale power market, members will soon see an average bill credit of more than $5 on their monthly electric bills.

On average, REC residential members use 1,250 kWh of electricity per month, which would result in a bill credit of $5.80.

The credit will show up under the line item titled Power Cost Adjustment (PCA), and the credit will first appear on electric bills arriving in January.

The Power Cost Adjustment recovers the costs to generate power and has decreased five times in the last two years. The actual credit amount will vary depending on a member’s electricity usage.

REC provides electric service to 22 Virginia counties. Information: www.myrec.coop.