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Business Ledger: Feb. 18

Baker promoted Lisa Baker has been promoted to licensed sales assistant at Old Dominion Insurance & Investments Inc., in Winchester. The position requires a securities license, which Baker earned after passing a series of exams in October and December. After a varied career ...

Business earns award

Life Care Center of New Market has been awarded the 2016 Business Development Award of Excellence for Life Care Centers of America’s Bluegrass Region. The award recognizes facilities for innovative programs in serving their communities. The center was nominated for improving its discharge ...

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Winchester Family Health Libby “Zan” Ruby has joined the Winchester Family Health Center, 1330 Amherst St. The center is expanding gynecology services and will soon offer prenatal care to expecting mothers. Ruby was awarded a certificate of midwifery from the University of Medicine ...

Shentel reports continuing wireless growth

Edinburg-based Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) has reported that its wireless growth is continuing and the rate with which the company is performing network upgrades is exceeding expectations. Earle MacKenzie is Shentel's executive vice president and chief operating officer. ...

Synergy Home Care now offering services in area

Synergy Home Care, a national, non-medical home care company, is now offering services in Warren, Shenandoah, Page, Clarke, and Frederick counties as well as in Winchester. Carol Miller, who owns and operates the franchise with her husband John, explained the kind of services offered by ...

Area state parks more popular than ever

Visitation numbers at Shenandoah River State Park near Bentonville have been steadily climbing in recent years. “Our cabin turnovers have dramatically increased, and our day use attendance also has increased so much so that we have had to close the park almost every weekend now. Our total ...

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4-H Center Jennifer Carter has been appointed as the new director of the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Front Royal. A former 4-H member from New Jersey, she comes to the center after having served as associate director for continuing and professional education at ...

Cooperative holds second annual Market Showcase

Rockingham Cooperative will host its second annual Market Showcase in Harrisonburg from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. Gale Billhimer, purchasing and marketing manager for Rockingham Cooperative, explained what attendees can expect. “The concept of a market ...

First Bank reports growth

First National Corporation, parent company of First National Bank, released its fourth quarter and yearly earnings report Wednesday and reported positive growth in several areas. Scott Harvard, president and chief executive officer for First Bank, said that he and his team are pleased with ...

Chamber announces new director, awards

MOUNT JACKSON – The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce announced its new director and presented yearly awards at its annual banquet and meeting Tuesday evening at the Mount Jackson Fire Hall. Outgoing president Mike Ashley formally introduced Sharon Baroncelli of Woodstock as the ...

Entrepreneur competition to return to LFCC

The Small Business Development Center at Lord Fairfax Community College will reboot its "Shark Tank" style entrepreneur competition for a second year after its Entrepreneur Cafe last year was a success. This year, the competition has been rebranded as RISE – Regional Initiative Supporting ...

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First Bank First National Corporation has announced the appointment of Boyce Brannock to its board of directors and its banking subsidiary, First Bank. Brannock is a graduate of the University of Richmond and the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a partner in the law firm of ...

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Seminar The Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center, in cooperation with the Front Royal Chamber of Commerce and Front Royal Community Development, will host "Team Eventacular-Front Royal" from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Samuels Public Library. The free seminar will teach small business ...

Garbage service does it all to haul for county residents

Seth Whitaker and his business have a goal – to bring affordable, practical and full-service refuse disposal service to those whose typical monthly routine includes dealings with garbage. “Normally people (who live outside town limits) have to load their stuff in their trucks and a lot ...

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Signet Marketing Signet Screen Printing & Embroidery has changed its name to Signet Marketing. The veteran-owned business, founded in 1987, specializes in promotional products, signs, vehicle wraps, print collateral, screen printing, embroidery and more. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will ...

Year in review : The region welcomed new businesses in 2016

Business in the Shenandoah Valley saw its share of crests and troughs in 2016. Several area Food Lions shuttered their doors. Rural King opened in Front Royal and has been roaring ever since. Several area entrepreneurs participated in Rev Up Strasburg, which resulted in new businesses in ...

Chicken restaurant to open in Winchester

Zaxby's, a Georgia-based chicken restaurant, will be moving into Winchester. Kevin Schweiker, the restaurant's franchisee, is going into business with his brother and father to provide northern Virginians with an extensive menu of chicken meals. The date of the restaurant's opening has yet ...

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Auto Care Clinic The Auto Care Clinic in Front Royal has announced it has donated $1,093 from its fundraising campaign held during October to benefit the Cleveland Clinic to support Dr. Vincent Touhey’s Research Fund to develop a vaccine to prevent breast cancer. With the assistance of ...

Massage Envy will open next month in Winchester

Massage Envy, a full-service massage chain, is moving into Winchester with a January opening planned, said franchisee Chris Ganoe. The address will be 2638 Pleasant Valley Road. “(We offer) Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, sports massage, hot stone massage, lymphatic massage, and we ...