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Business After Hours – October 20th

blue-ridge-shadowsJoin us for the October Business After Hours on Thursday, October 20th at 5:30 pm at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club. What better way to end a Thursday workday than having a drink, enjoying some good food, and networking in a beautiful location?

Blue Ridge Shadows Resort is the perfect combination of small-town ambiance, first-class service, incredible vistas, and reasonable accessibility to Northern Virginia and Washington DC. What a unique combination of positives. We are very proud of the fact that Northern Virginia golf clubs don’t come any more budget-friendly than we do. Our many events and promotions add value to our club and to your golf experience. To all of these many advantages, factor in our commitment to women golfers and junior players. We honor the game, understand the beginner, love the duffer and treasure the die-hard. Golf is a game. It needs to be fun, and our goal is to share our love of the game with all. Beginning golfers – Welcome. Our friendly staff will welcome you with open arms, teach you how to play the game, help you understand the rules and etiquette. Northern Virginia golf clubs vary as much as the players do. Experience Blue Ridge Shadows for yourself – we are sure we will have the privilege to welcome you again and again. Blue Ridge Shadows is uniquely positioned, with its terrific clubhouse and its partnership with Holiday Inn, to offer a multiplicity of event possibilities and golfing opportunities. Our staff is top notch. Our service sensibilities are unbounded. Our golf course is perennially outstanding. Give us the chance to create a template for your specific event or purpose. We know that you have many choices of Northern Virginia golf clubs. Blue Ridge Shadows Resort will exceed your every expectation.

Spend a couple of hours catching up with friends, making new business contacts, and enjoying good food and drink at Business After Hours – one of the Chamber’s most popular and successful, on-going networking events! This monthly networking event hosted by a Chamber member business, offer attendees a relaxed but purposeful networking atmosphere, capped off with some great drawings and giveaways. Business After Hours is held on the third Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7 p.m.  RSVP here.



CBM Mortgage Community Open House

Please join the folks at CBM Mortgage as they celebrate the opening of their newly renovated office space on October 27th beginning at 3 pm.  More information here.



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Free Informative Workshop



Open Houses & Ribbon Cuttings

Please join everyone at CBM Mortgage to celebrate the opening of their newly renovated office space.

When:  Thursday, October 27th

Time:  3 pm – 7 pm

Location:  912 Hometown Way, Front Royal, VA 22630

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Chamber to host Candidate Forum on October 4th

candidates-forum-364x245The Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Warren-Page NAACP and Front Royal Independent Business Alliance (FRIBA) will host a Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 4th at 7 p.m.  This event is open to the public.  Doors will open at 6:40 p.m. and the forum will begin promptly at 7 p.m.

Candidates running in opposed races including Front Royal Town Council and House of Representatives – District 6 have been invited to attend.  Candidates who are running without opposition have been invited to make a brief statement to the public.  Forums involving opening statements, questions, and closing statements will be held for candidates seeking election for Town Council and House of Representatives.   Candidates will answer questions submitted by the public.

Forum organizers are asking that the public submit questions for potential use at the forum.  Questions from the audience will not be allowed at the event.  A panel comprised of representatives from each of the sponsoring organizations will screen questions submitted by the public in advance of the event.

Questions for consideration may be submitted to the Chamber at or by calling 540.635.3185.  The deadline to submit questions is Monday, October 3rd at noon.  This event will be recorded for broadcast on Government Access Channel 15.

The Chamber welcomes and encourages all members of the community to attend.  Questions regarding the event may be directed to the Chamber office at 540.635.3185.


Free Tools for Business, Daily Life, and Beyond

Join us for the October Brown Bag Luncheon!

When:  Wednesday, October 19th
Time:  11:30 am – 1 pm

Location:  Samuels Public Library

In this session learn how Information Technology Strategist, Richie Crim from Lord Fairfax Community College uses and delivers Open Source and Cloud based tools to the office, daily life, and beyond. Create your own digital toolbox to quickly perform the most routine to advance office tasks The best part is most of these tools are free to use and most are completely Cloud-Based. Many of the tools shown in this session leave the intended use up to the creativity of the user making for excellent resources in and out of the office. These tools require little to no budget to get operational and most can be setup by a single user with the simple desire to expand their  current tool set.

richie-crim-lfcc-brown-bag-luncheonRichie Crim is the Information Technology Strategist and Chief Information Officer for Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC). In his current role, Mr. Crim advises the College on key Information Strategies across the organization. He utilizes his hands-on experience deploying enterprise-wide solutions to drive growth across the organization. Also an Adjunct Faculty member at LFCC, Professor Crim enjoys bringing his career to the classroom. He began his post secondary education at LFCC, where he earned an associate’s degree in Network Engineering. He also holds undergraduate degrees in Information Technology from Shepherd University and West Virginia University and a postgraduate degree in Strategic Leadership from Mountain State University. Since 1999, Mr. Crim has also led the technical division for a leading software automation company where his roles included Director of Client Services, Technical Division Manager, and Support Lead. Richie has over 12 years experience in business and technology leadership roles. He has participated in various Information Technology conferences as a keynote speaker and led Technical Focus Groups with emphasis on Technology Infrastructures improvements and considerations.

Held the third Wednesday of every month, this complimentary educational lunch series offers a wide variety of topics presented by Chamber member experts. Lunch is provided and there is no fee for members ($15 for future members) Luncheons begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and a networking session, speaker begins at noon and questions & answers at 12:45 until 1 p.m. Sponsored by: Main Street Daily Grind.

RSVP here.



Rural King Ribbon Cutting




This month’s Business After Hours is hosted by The Vine and Leaf at 124 E Main Street in Downtown Front Royal on September 20th from 5:30-7 p.m.  Formerly known as Shenandoah Confections, this eclectic café features artisan chocolates and fudges, over 70 loose-leaf teas, International and Local wines for drinking in our sipping room or taking home, and a comfortable food menu that includes the Apple House Pulled Pork Barbeque.  Come join Craig Laird, owner, and his staff for a fun time and check out all that we have to offer! Like us on Facebook at The evening will feature great networking opportunities, delicious food, and beverages!  So grab your business cards and spend a couple of hours catching up with friends, making new business contacts, and enjoying good food and drink at Business After Hours – one of the Chamber’s most popular and successful, on-going networking events!  This monthly networking event hosted by a Chamber member business, offer attendees a relaxed but purposeful networking atmosphere, capped off with some great drawings and giveaways.  RSVP here.

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