Business Ledger

Gaylin Sommers

Shenvalee Resort
The Shenvalee Resort was named Business of the Year at the recent New Market Area Chamber of Commerce banquet.

Cave Ridge Vineyard
Cave Ridge Vineyard of Mount Jackson will present a check for $3,200 to the Shenandoah Forum today at its Red Silk Wine Club release party.

The check represents proceeds from the Oct. 15 Taste of Shenandoah fundraiser. The annual farm-to-table event gives attendees the opportunity to sample fresh local cuisine while enjoying pairings with locally produced libations from Cave Ridge Vineyard, Old Hill Cider, Swover Creek Farm Brewery and Woodstock Brewhouse.
The 2017 Taste of Shenandoah will be held on Oct. 14.

Festival recognized
On March 9, the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival was named by Expedia as a Top 25 destination in the United States for saying “goodbye” to winter.  The article, by Chloe Mulliner, is headlined: “Say ‘see ya’ to winter in these 25 cities.”

On March 20, the festival was notified by representatives of the local Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau that a new article had been posted at the web site of Fodor’s Travel. The article was titled: “9 Gorgeous Spring Blossom Festivals around the World.”

Ernie Carnevale

New Valley 102.9
The New Valley 102.9, an adult-hits radio station format with favorites from the 1960s, 70s and 80s, has hit the airwaves. It kicks off with Mornings at 6 a.m. hosted by market vet Joe Sanchez.

The New 102.9 Valley FM & AM 610 is consulted by Bob Hamilton of Hamilton Communications and serves Winchester, Front Royal, Martinsburg, West Virginia and Hagerstown, Maryland. More information: Ted Schober, 609-670-3379.

Modern Woodmen
Gaylin A. Sommers, of Broadway, has been named to Modern Woodmen of America’s President’s Cabinet.
This distinction recognizes Sommers’s high achievement in life insurance sales and ranking among the organization’s top representatives nationwide. His office is located at 107A S. Timberway in Broadway. He can be reached at 540-896-7571.

Blue Ridge Hospice
The Blue Ridge Hospice Board of Directors has announced that CEO Ernie Carnevale will retire this year. He has served as chief executive officer since 1999.

Carnavale, of Leesburg, oversaw the creation of the Inpatient Care Center in Winchester, the organization’s main office, and established satellite offices in Berryville, Front Royal and Woodstock.  During his time, Blue Ridge Hospice has grown from serving 40 patients to 250 patients a day. He leads a workforce of over 200 healthcare professionals and over 800 volunteers.

Carnavale established nine thrift shops within the region to help offset the costs of providing hospice services.

Integrity Home Mortgage
Integrity Home Mortgage Corp. has announced that members of The Fusaro Group have joined their team of mortgage specialists.

Andrew Fusaro, Tim Fusaro and Danny DeGroat have experience in loan program to assist their clients. Andrew Fusaro started out in the home-buying industry in 2010 as a real estate agent in Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.  He was then joined by his brother Tim Fusaro and their long-time friend, Daniel DeGroat.
To contact a member of the team, call 540-229-6184 or email info@fusarogroup.com.