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    Medics USA Dr. Elizabeth Swallow has been named by Medics USA to lead its office in Winchester. Swallow is a board-certified OB/GYN, with experience in urgent care and occupational medicine. After receiving her bachelor and master degrees from Cornell University, ...

Warren County braces for consequences of Republican tax bill

FRONT ROYAL – Sandi McNinch, general counsel for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, discussed the impacts of the Republican tax bills working their way through Congress during her presentation at the Warren County Community Center Friday. McNinch expressed her concerns about the ...

Naughty Girls Donut Shop opens in Sterling

Nearly two years after its first store closed in Front Royal, Naughty Girls Donut Shop held a grand opening at its new Sterling location recently. The opening comes after the company tried twice to crowd-source funds to keep their business afloat on Kickstarter and GoFundMe, took ...

Foster care program partners with area organizations for Christmas gift drive

WINCHESTER – Area foster care program Embrace is collecting board games for foster children and teenagers in its second annual Christmas donation drive. This year’s drive is centered on board games, an idea thought up by foster parent recruitment coordinator Katharine McLeod. “The kind ...

Winchester café advances to quarterfinals for $50,000 grand prize

WINCHESTER – Hideaway Café has advanced to the quarterfinals in Independent We Stand’s Small Business of the Year Award, which carries a grand prize of $50,000. One of the three owners, Victoria Kidd, sees three advantages that set Hideaway apart from the pack: good product, charitable ...

Forbes names Virginia No. 5 best state for business

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that Virginia ranked No. 5 in the Forbes.com 2017 Best States for Business. Virginia is no stranger to this list, clocking in as one of the top two states every year from 2006 through 2013. Forbes.com evaluates states based on six criteria, and this ...

Winchester café advances to quarterfinals for $50,000 grand prize

WINCHESTER – Hideaway Café has advanced to the quarterfinals in Independent We Stand’s Small Business of the Year Award, which carries a grand prize of $50,000. One of the three owners, Victoria Kidd, sees three advantages that set Hideaway apart from the pack: good product, charitable ...

Business Ledger Nov. 25

Dr. Stoner's Vodka Dr. Stoner’s Fresh Herb Vodka has been awarded a Double Gold Medal by The Fifty Best, a digital guide to wines and spirits. The Fifty Best recently hosted a flavored vodka tasting, where 34 contenders were evaluated for the distinguished "Best Flavored Vodka" awards for ...

Big box stores trounce local businesses on Black Friday

Annual deal-seekers flocked to Wal-Mart, Target and other big box stores Thanksgiving evening, six hours before calendars turned to Black Friday. Local businesses, on the other hand, rarely opened before 10 a.m. Friday, and saw only thin trickles of customers coming in. “Not much business ...

Business Ledger

Craig Zunka Front Royal dentist Craig Zunka has returned from attending the American Society for Dental Aesthetics 41st annual international conference on Oct. 25-28 in Austin, Texas. Community Foundation Katherine Morrison has been appointed to the board of directors of the Shenandoah ...

Entrepreneur shares start up-to-sale story with SU students

WINCHESTER – Geoff Johnson, founder of the tablet-based food and beverage ordering company Parametric, later acquired by Bypass, was the final entrepreneur to share his experience with students at the Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University Thursday. Johnson offered not ...

TruckVault to bring 60 new jobs to Mount Jackson

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday that TruckVault, Inc., is investing $1.5 million to open a manufacturing operation in Mount Jackson that will 60 jobs at full capacity. “From the town's perspective, we welcome them with open arms, and are certainly glad to have them here in Mount ...

Fashion designer stresses culture, conscience to SU students

WINCHESTER – Autumn Adeigbo, fashion designer and founder of MAKOKO, Inc., spoke Wednesday to students of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University about the harsh realities of launching a business. The tagline for Adeigbo’s collection is “Culture. Color. ...

Shenandoah businesses win $20,000 for new marketing strategies

Six Shenandoah County businesses were announced as winners in the RevUp Marketing Event on Thursday, splitting a total prize of $20,000. The event, launched in September by a group of local governments and business organizations, consisted of six weekly marketing-focused workshops. At the end, ...

Job fair to be held Tuesday

Lord Fairfax Community College will host its second annual career and internship fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Corron Community Development Center on the Middletown Campus. The event is open to both Lord Fairfax Community College students and the public at large in the schools ...

Front Royal finally climbs out of the Great Recession

FRONT ROYAL -- From his second-story office on Main Street, Robert MacDougall has mere inches between his window and the scaffolding next door. After months of construction workers peering in at him and intermittent jackhammering, MacDougall hasn’t experienced a peaceful, ...

‘An American dream’: Filibuster Distillery holds grand opening

MAURERTOWN – Oversized scissors sliced red ribbon outside Filibuster Distillery on Tuesday, unveiling the new tasting room to the public. Owner Suman Dilawri has involved her family in every step of the process of opening the business since 2013. Sid Dilawri, 37, who helped with the ...

Business group cites Board of Supervisors as growth obstacle

Local politics, specifically the Board of Supervisors, is the area's biggest barrier to a healthier economy in the opinion of members of the newly formed Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce's Economic Development Council. The council was officially launched at a Chamber breakfast event in ...

Shentel CFO announces resignation

Shenandoah Telecommunications (Shentel) announced Monday that Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Adele Skolits will resign on Nov. 7. Skolits informed Shentel she’s making the move to be closer to family members and her expected grandchild in Toledo, Ohio. The search for the new CFO ...