Approximately 70 new teachers and staff will join Warren County Public Schools, Randolph-Macon Academy, and other local schools for the 2016-2017 school year. Each year, the Chamber coordinates a reception to welcome them to the community. This event will be held on Wednesday, August 3rd at Skyline High School, 11:30-1 p.m. There are many opportunities to participate in this event. Click here for information.
The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission is conducting a survey for the Front Royal Trolley in hopes of expanding the service the service on the Route 522 corridor in Warren County. Please take a moment and complete the survey here. Beginning Sunday, May 15, 2016 and operating through Friday, July 15, 2016, the Front Royal Trolley will be picking up at the Appalachian Trailhead located on Route 522 South. The fare for the passengers will be the same as current rider, $0.50 per person/per trip. Visit here for complete details.
The Front Royal-Warren County EDA and Chamber have announced the 2016 Business Excellence : Business Appreciation awards. Cash grants in the amounts of $1,000, $750 and $500 will be awarded to small businesses licensed in Front Royal or Warren County that embody best practices and community service. The Business Excellence Awards were launched in 2011 and have awarded grants to local small businesses totaling over $10,000. If you’d like to apply, go to wceda.com, front page right column or frontroyalchamber.com to access the online application. Be a part of celebrating our small business community!
Advance tickets are on sale now for the Virginia Wine & Craft Festival on Saturday, May 21st. Visit www.wineandcraftfestival.com today and save $$$!
The Chamber will present a Legislative Breakfast on Thursday, May 12th at 8 a.m. This event will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites located at 111 Hospitality Drive, Front Royal. Join us as we hear from the Senator and Delegates about issues of importance to the business community from the 2016 Legislative Session. We are very pleased to announce that all of our legislators including Senator Obeshain, Delegate Collins, Delegate Gilbert and Delegate Webert have confirmed their attendance. Cost to attend is $15 members/$25 non-members. RSVP here , email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-635-3185. RSVP’s are required. Sponsored by: Aire Serv Heating & Cooling, Clear Channel Communications, Northern Virginia Daily, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, The River 95.3, Shenandoah Ford and Warren Memorial Hospital.
The search is on for Front Royal-Warren County’s outstanding businesses, organizations and community leaders whose ingenuity; hard work and perseverance have created and sustained successful, growing business ventures. The Chamber will present the following awards at our Annual Dinner on Thursday, May 5th:
- Business of the Year
- Citizen of the Year
- Education Contributor of the Year
- Entrepreneur of the Year
- Non-Profit Organization of the Year
- Public Safety Contributor of the Year
We all know a business, organization or individual who is deserving of one of these honors – nominate them here
. The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 15th.
Join Team Waller Real Estate for Chamber Business After Hours on March 15, 5:30 – 7 p.m.! Get a “sneak peak” of their new office space on 213 E. Main Street! Be the first to learn how Team Waller’s “Open House” will serve as a resource to our local community. Offering a wealth of real estate and community information, as well as cutting edge technology to learn more about real estate listings, the buying process, and our local community resources, Team Waller’s “Open House” isn’t just for Team Waller; it is for the entire community. They will open our doors to community groups to assist in educating the public about the causes that are close to their hearts. Helping the community grow and to serve as a resource to our neighbors is “What Matters” to Team Waller. Don’t forget your business cards! RSVP here.
Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center will present “Developing a Highly Effective Employee Base for your Small Business” in conjunction with FRIBA, the Chamber and the Town of Front Royal on Tuesday, March 16 from 8-10 a.m. Get complete information here.