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Business

Joining the workforce: Triplett Tech students meet recruiters at job fair

MOUNT JACKSON - Triplett Tech opened a path for its students to join the workforce when it hosted its second ever job fair Tuesday. One business at the event was M.C. Dean Building Intelligence, a worldwide company based in Tysons Corner. William Lilley, a recruiter for M.C. Dean, was with ...

First Shenandoah County Chamber leadership class graduates

Last September, the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce launched a leadership class for the first time. Its aim was to get community members more familiar with county issues. The class graduated last week, and Sharon Baroncelli, the executive director of the organization, is getting ready to ...

Business News & Events

Estep Design Karen Estep will hold an open house today for her one-stop interior design shop, Shenandoah Valley Design Studio, at 5557 Main St., Mount Jackson. A ribbon cutting was held Friday with the Mount Jackson Chamber of Commerce. Her shop features a display of kitchen cabinets, granite ...

Business Ledger

Job fair VFW Post 2123 and the Virginia Employment Commission will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Department, 2210 Valor Drive, Winchester.   Auto Care Clinic On Jan. 12, George Thomas, Registrar of the Colonel William Grayson chapter of the ...

Hundreds line up for Apple Blossom store opening

WINCHESTER - The line for tickets starting forming before 7 a.m. Three hours later, it was 50 yards long and filled with hundreds of people eager to be part of the 91st Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Friday morning's grand opening of the festival's Official Souvenir and Ticket Outlet ...

Business Ledger

LD&B Insurance LD&B Insurance and Financial Services in Harrisonburg has been recognized by Erie Insurance as the No. 7 firm out of 2,200 nationwide in 2017 for achieving growth and business quality. LD&B has offices in Harrisonburg, Bridgewater, Broadway, Luray, Mount ...

Nine arrested in Cargill plant protest

HARRISONBURG — Nine people taking part in a protest Wednesday outside the Cargill Inc. plant in Dayton were arrested on trespassing charges. The protest was organized by the Committee For Community Solidarity With The Poultry Workers, which was formed last summer and consists of local ...

Gore’s Meats growing, but it stays grounded

STEPHENS CITY — This year is shaping up to be a big one for a family owned and operated business that opened 57 years ago. In January, Gore’s Fresh Meats won the Greater Good Small Business Award from the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber in recognition of the company’s ...

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 ...