Business News & Events
The Department of Housing and Community Development is partnering with RevUp ShenCo to bring local business owners training on maximizing long-term profitability with efficient and friendly interactions at every single touch point. “Delivering Memorable Experiences Downtown” training will be offered from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the boardroom at the Shenandoah County Government Center in Woodstock.
The workshop will be led by Dr. Vincent Magnini, ranked one of the top 12 most prolific hospitality researchers worldwide.
RevUp ShenCo, a collaboration between the towns of Strasburg, Woodstock, Edinburg, Mount Jackson and New Market, Shenandoah County and the County’s Chamber of Commerce, has the goal of bringing effective trainings to new and existing local businesses. Training culminates with a competition in September for resources such as cash or consulting services. Information, registration: shenandoahcountychamber.com/event-3020378.
Jason Aikens has been appointed to the board of directors at First Bank.
Aikens, who holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from James Madison University, is vice president and partner of the Aikens Group, a real estate firm headquartered in Winchester.
A native of Frederick County, he serves on the boards of NW Works, Valley Health Advisory and Valley Health’s Winchester Medical Center Foundation.
Gov. Ralph Northam has announced that Muse Vineyards, in Woodstock, received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program Grant Fund for its Find Your Outdoor MUSE in Shenandoah County marketing campaign.
Muse partnered with Bryce Resort, Hampton Inn & Suites and Shenandoah County Tourism for the project.
The grants are designed to help local and regional tourism entities attract more visitors by leveraging local marketing dollars.