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Business

Tech businesswoman Randi Zuckerberg to headline SU symposium

Shenandoah University announced Wednesday that the 10th annual Business Symposium will feature technology investor and media personality Randi Zuckerberg as the keynote speaker Friday. One of Facebook’s earliest employees, back when her brother’s future social media titan was still a ...

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Dr. Julie Landrio has joined the staff of Blue Ridge Hospice. She will conduct home visits to patients enrolled in the program as well as see hospice patients in area healthcare facilities that Blue Ridge Hospice serves. She previously served as a physician from 2008 to present with ...

Tourism council balances interests of old, new businesses

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Tourism Council met with representatives of the Virginia Tourism Corporation on Tuesday to discuss implementing tourism zones in the county, as well as planning strategies to convince the Board of Supervisors to sign on. Tourism zones are locality defined ...

New Market marketing director named Outstanding Person of the Year

  NEW MARKET – Amber Smoot, New Market events and marketing director, was awarded Outstanding Person of the Year by the New Market Chamber of Commerce on Friday evening. A New Market native, Smoot assumed her current role with the town in March 2017. She’s since launched an ...

A gathering place: Cinema-themed coffee shop to open soon in Mount Jackson

MOUNT JACKSON – John Boor grew up in a town so small that the barber was also a policeman, a firefighter, and a mailman — and from that upbringing, he built an appreciation for community and face-to-face conversations. When he saw that Mount Jackson had the community aspect but not a ...

Winchester Toys R Us employees learn of store’s closing

Toy store chain Toys R Us announced Wednesday it was closing all 735 of its U.S. stores, including the store located near Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester.  Employees at that store were notified Thursday, a store employee said. The closing timeline for the Winchester store as well as for ...

Job seekers and employers congregate at Woodstock job fair

WOODSTOCK – Employers and job seekers traded business cards and resumes Tuesday morning in the National Guard Armory in Woodstock. The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce’s annual job fair comes amid a climate of unusually low unemployment rates. In December 2017, according to the ...

Established 2018: Local artist starts general store in New Market

NEW MARKET – To help pay for his armload of $300–400 full-color art textbooks back in college, Jon Henry started a produce stand with crops from his family’s farm, Jumpin Run Farm in Mount Jackson. For him, the stand was a side hustle to fund his art career, like how artisans in Germany ...

Business Ledger

Our Health The Our Health Board of Directors has named the conference room in the SNAPP Foundry building of the Our Health Kendall Community Campus in honor of business partners Danny McKee, KEE Construction Services Inc. and John Willingham-Stoneridge Companies. John Willingham served as a ...

Area clinches four of 56 Virginia tourism grants

The Northern Shenandoah Valley reaped a large chunk of the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s annual grant money Tuesday, clinching four of the 56 tourism program awards for more than $80,000. The largest grant, for $50,000, went to Shenandoah County’s “This is Our Rush Hour” campaign in ...

Supervisor moves to capitalize on ‘hot’ housing market

MOUNT JACKSON – Board of Supervisors member Dennis Morris bought nearly 9 acres of land on Caverns Road in Quicksburg in 2005, and couldn’t flip the property before the Great Recession struck in 2008. Thirteen years later, on Monday night, Morris went before the Mount Jackson Planning ...

Visiting FCC commissioner questions legality of net neutrality laws

WOODSTOCK ­– Flying in the face of the Federal Communication Commission's December decision to remove net neutrality requirements from internet providers, Washington state became the first state Monday to pass legislation re-instating the previous protections statewide. During his visit to ...

Shentel, FCC commissioner discuss cutting red tape

WOODSTOCK – Brendan Carr, one of the Federal Communications Commission’s five voting members, visited Central High School and Shentel headquarters Tuesday to discuss the merits of slashing red tape. Carr arrived just a week before a critical vote in the Virginia Assembly. Shentel ...

IDA considers lowering loan minimum to small businesses

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Industrial Development Authority contemplated reducing the threshold for lending money to small businesses during its annual meeting Monday. The loans come from a cash pool awarded to the IDA as a rural business enterprise grant from the U.S. Department of ...

Chamber to host free ‘Starting a New Business’ seminar

After a break of approximately 10 years, the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce will host its “Starting a New Business” seminar from 8:30 a.m.–noon Thursday. There is no fee to attend. The intention, said the chamber’s Executive Director Sharon Baroncelli, is to impart a ...

Business Ledger

Stover Funeral Home Stover Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., of Strasburg, is celebrating its 140th anniversary. Established in 1878, it had been owned by the Stover family until being purchased by Stanley and Patsy Morehead in 1985.   Dr. Craig Zunka Front Royal dentist Dr. ...

Winchester office solutions company forgoes cheap prices for service

WOODSTOCK – Miller’s Supplies At Work sprang out of a beauty shop in Lorton, Virginia, growing and swallowing up competitors until it bought BK Office Supply, Inc., in Winchester in 2016. With the acquisition, Miller’s kept on Jody Dorsey from BK. He now serves as an account executive ...

Polymath restauranteur opens Clawdad’s Seafood Boil in Winchester

WINCHESTER ­– Anna Chen, 37, has never been able to stick to one style of cooking. The cuisine at her first restaurant, Ginger Asian in Stephens City, hearkened back to the meals her family cooked in China, plus sushi. About five years ago, she opened the hibachi steakhouse-style Okinawa ...