Farm2Fork Affair, a trade show expo to introduce agricultural producers to large-scale consumers throughout Virginia, will be held Monday at the Mimslyn Inn in Luray.
The event will feature a variety of regional agricultural producers from Harrisonburg, Winchester and Rockingham, Shenandoah, Page and Frederick counties.
Producers will have an opportunity to market to hundreds of consumers from the Shenandoah Valley region, Charlottesville, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and as far as Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Consumers include restaurants, universities, retailers, grocers, distribution centers and full-service hotels and B&Bs.
John Hoffman, executive chef of Keswick Hall and Golf Club, will deliver the keynote address. His speech will focus on the importance of using locally grown food.
A workshop will be held prior to the event for producers to showcase their products and learn tips and suggestions for creating a professional presentation and for developing working relationships with potential clients.
Dr. Craig Zunka has returned from two conferences in Chicago. He attended the 62nd annual American Equilibration Society meeting on Feb. 22-23 and the 66th annual scientific session of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics on Feb. 24-25.
Kate Horton, president of BK Connected Solutions in Winchester, has been accepted into the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business National Cohort Program that focuses on developing skills most critical to a growing business.
During the course, which begins in August and finishes in November, she will be assigned sections and growth groups, both online and in person, with weekly course material assignments and participation. Upon completion of the curriculum, she will present a growth plan.
Winchester Dental will hold an open house from noon to 3 p.m. March 11 at 212 Linden Drive, Suite 150, Winchester.
Those attending can receive free screenings for cavities and oral cancer. There will also be refreshments, games, prizes and more. Nonperishable donations of food will be accepted for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in Verona. Information: 540-662-4866.
The developer of Trilogy at Lake Frederick in Winchester has been recognized as America’s “most trusted” active-adult resort builder for the fifth consecutive year.
Shea Homes was recognized by Lifestory Research, a national independent market research firm focused on customers, employees, brands and the science of influence. Awards are based on the collection and evaluation of thousands of consumer opinions.
Fox Trail Senior Living, formerly known as Amerisist, is under new ownership. Raydian Properties has acquired four Fox Trail Senior Living properties in Front Royal, Stephens City, Manassas and Orange.
Based in northern New Jersey, Raydian has 21 communities in Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Iowa and Mississippi. Information: www.foxtrailseniorliving.com.