After Hours

The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce will host Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Box Office Brewery in Strasburg.



Marc Wilson, a retail consultant for the Virginia Small Business Development Center, will lead a workshop for business owners from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the First Bank Annex, 132 W. King St., Strasburg.

He will talk about how to sell your work without selling your soul, define and engage your audience, master merchandising and building your brand, creating a social media presence and embracing and understanding the business side.

Registration is free. Information: Christine Kriz at 540-868-7094 or register online at

Networking luncheon

The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce will host a business networking luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 25 at Hampton Inn & Suites in Woodstock.

Christine Kriz, director of the Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center, will share 20 tips for building a solid foundation to start the year and take a look at trends impacting the future of customer engagement and growth. Registration:

Winchester Book Gallery

The Winchester Book Gallery has announced the following activities:

• Feb. 22: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., book signing by Christine Mabon, author of “Comfort Food.”

• Feb. 28: 6:30 p.m., The Story Studio at Shenandoah University open mic, information

The gallery is located at 7 N. Loudoun St. Information: 540-667-3444.


The Virginia Cooperative Extension Service is asking farmers for help completing a survey designed by the University of Arkansas Extension to understand hay production practices across 14 participating states. The survey will be open until March 7. The survey can be accessed at Information: Shenandoah County Extension Agent Bobby Clark at 540-459-6140,

Coldwell Banker Premier

Coldwell Banker Premier in Winchester has announced the acquisition of Coldwell Banker Four Seasons Realty in Mount Jackson.

Coldwell Banker Premier’s new Shenandoah County office is located at 1618 Orkney Grade, Mount Jackson. Information: 540-856-3100 or visit

Wakefield Country Day School

Patrick M. Finn has been named the next head of school at Wakefield Country Day School in Flint Hill. He will assume that position July 1. He brings more than three decades of experience in independent schools as a teacher, coach and administrator. He previously worked at The Canterbury School, St. Timothy’s School and Foxcroft School.


As part of its REC Cares program, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative made donations to two local thermal shelters.

The Thermal Shelter of Front Royal, which partners with churches in Front Royal and Warren County, received a donation of sweat pants, sweat shirts, gloves and pillow protectors. It provides a safe place to sleep and offers food and basic needs to those who are homeless during the winter months.

REC donated thermal underwear to the Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter (WATTS), which partners with churches and community groups in the Winchester region to offer temporary shelter and food during the winter months.

Further information: visit