Business Ledger

Competition

The final Regional Initiative Supporting Entrepreneurship competition will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Corron Center at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown.

The event includes exhibits and pitches by regional entrepreneurs competing for a grand prize of $8,500. Tickets are $10 and will go to the People’s Choice award winner based on voting by the audience. Information, tickets: www.lfsbdc.org/rise.

Shentel

Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. (Shentel) has announced it is expanding its relationship with Sprint by adding 500,000 additional customers in the Parkersburg and Huntington, West Virginia, and Cumberland, Maryland, areas.

Approximately 20,000 Sprint retail and former nTelos postpaid and prepaid subscribers in the new areas will become Sprint-branded affiliate customers managed by Shentel.

Shentel has agreed to invest approximately $32 million over the next three years to upgrade and expand the existing wireless network coverage in those regions. Once the expansion is complete, Shentel plans to open multiple Sprint-branded retail locations in the new area.

Weichert

Weichert Realtors has announced that its Front Royal office was recognized for its industry success in 2016.

The office led its Weichert sales region, which is composed of offices throughout Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Orange, Prince William and Warren counties, for new home listings for the year. The award was presented during Weichert’s annual awards celebration on April 6.