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June 14th Update

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June Business After Hours

When:  Tuesday, June 26th
Time:  5:30-7 p.m.
Location:  27 S. Royal Ave., Front Royal, VA
About the host:  Quality Title, LLC is committed to serving you with unmatched expertise, exceptional customer service and a comprehensive selection of title and settlement solutions to help you grow and succeed. We look forward to working closely together with all parties involved. In doing this, we will have direct contact with our clients to answer any questions and help with any concerns during the closing process. We will obtain the necessary information from all parties in order for the closing to take place in a stress free, hassle free manner. We offer flexible closing times and locations!!!  RSVP here.

 
 

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Series

The Chamber’s Small Business Committee presents Mindful Motivation on Wednesday, June 20th, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Chamber.  Writer and speaker Amber Valentine will discuss the three keys to being mindful of what motivates you and why it is so important to stay true to who you are as you develop relationships.

Held the third Wednesday of every month, this complimentary educational lunch series offers a wide variety of topics presented by Chamber member experts.  Bring you lunch and enjoy these informative luncheons at no-charge to members. ($15 for future members).  Additional information and RSVP here.

 
 

Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening

 
 

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Job Fair 2018

The Chamber of Commerce of Front Royal-Warren County will host a Job Fair on Tuesday, June 19th, 3 – 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn & Suites Blue Ridge Shadows.  There is still space available for businesses wishing to participate
 
This no-cost event is open to the public!  Job-seekers will have the opportunity to network with many regional employers seeking individuals to fill their open positions.   Job seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes.
 
Participating businesses include to date:  Toray Plastics (America), Procon Enterprises, Sysco Northeast Redistribution Center, Warren County Fire & Rescue, Grafton Integrated Health Network, and RSW Regional Jail.
 
For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 540-635-3185.  Information for employers wishing to participate can be found here.

 

 
 

Millionaire Maker Golf Event

Join us for the 2018 Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce Millionaire Maker Golf Tournament; held at award winning Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 1:30 pm; and support your local business community whilst having an opportunity to earn one of four attempts at $1,000,000.*

The Millionaire Maker is combined golfing and networking experience.  Serious, amateur, and novice golfers are welcome.  It will feature great networking opportunities along the course, ample food & drink, and 15-inch holes on the greens(3.5x the size of a standard 4.25 inch cup)!  Plus, at the conclusion of the event, four lucky golfers will attempt a shot for $1,000,000.*

Call the Chamber at 540.635.3185 to register:

June 1st & later – $350 foursome – Currently offering a 15% discount when you mention seeing this on our website.

Individual Golfers – $75

*Four golfers who win on course contest during the event will attempt a single shot at a standard size golf cup (4.25″) on the 18th green at Blue Ridge Shadows at the conclusion of the event.  There will be a prize of $1,000,000 USD to be shared among competitors who make this shot.

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It’s National Small Business Week

 

The U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE Association will host a free, 3-Day Virtual Conference during National Small Business Week. The conference will take place Tuesday, May 1 – Thursday, May 3 between 12:30 pm ET – 6:30 pm ET each day. Registration is free to the public. Participate in all the webinars or pick and choose the topics you like.  You will also have the opportunity to meet other business owners and chat with industry experts. The Virtual Conference offers all the best parts of an in-person conference, but without the hassle of traveling.

The webinars include:

  • How Changing Consumer Behavior Impacts Your Business – May 1 at 1:00 PM ET/ 10:00 AM PT
    Technology allows you to understand consumer behavior better than ever. Join this webinar by Anastasia Kudrez of Google to learn how these insights can help shape your digital marketing plan, and what you can do to position your business for success.
  • Addressing Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace – May 1 at 2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT
    In this timely and informative seminar from Paychex, we’ll discuss workplace discrimination and harassment – including sexual harassment. You’ll learn about employer liability under federal law, as well as the elements required to establish an affirmative defense to harassment claims. We’ll also cover specific policies and procedures for handling complaints, investigations, and retaliation, that can help protect your employees and your business.
  • Get New and Repeat Business On Autopilot with Email Marketing – May 1 at 4:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM PT
    Your business thrives on bringing in sales from new and existing customers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could bring in those sales more frequently without having to spend a lot of time doing so? In this webinar by Constant Contact, we’ll show you some simple ways to repeatedly reach customers with email marketing.
  • Creating and Sustaining a Strong Social Presence – May 1 at 5:30 PM ET / 2:30 PM PT
    You want to use social media for your business, but where should you start? Vistaprint’s Sarah Nunes will explain why you should be on social and some easy-to-use tips and tricks for small business owners to improve or create strong social media campaigns.
  • The U.S. Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses – May 2 at 1:00 PM ET/ 10:00 AM PT
    Join Visa’s Vice President of the Visa Business and Economic Insights team, Bruce Cundiff, as he shares the near-term outlook for the U.S. economy including the health of consumer spending, housing prices, and more. You’ll learn how consumer spending preferences are changing, what stock market growth and volatility mean for consumer spending, and what all of this means for small businesses.
  • Managing Your Finances in the Cloud – May 2 at 2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT
    Did you ever wonder what advantages moving your company to the cloud could offer?  Have you ever thought about making the switch but weren’t sure how or why?  This session by Intuit will uncover many reasons why businesses are making the move and discuss some best practices in how to use this technology to keep your business relevant and nimble.
  • Grow Your Business in 2018 – May 2 at 4:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM PT
    Join this webinar by Square to learn how to use small business technology tools to streamline your work and give you back valuable time.
  • Simple Steps to Choosing the Right Financing – May 2 at 5:30 PM ET / 2:30 PM PT
    Choosing the right source of financing for your business’ growth is more complicated today than it used to be – and because of all the different options available, it requires a more savvy borrower than ever before. Join this webinar by OnDeck to learn which financing options are right for different types of businesses and how likely you are to get approved.
  • Hug Your Haters: How to Embrace Complaints & Keep Your Customers – May 3 at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT
    In this webinar sponsored by Chase, Jay Baer, founder of Convince & Convert, reveals brand-new, proprietary research into why and where your customers complain and why the rise of customer complaints is actually an enormous opportunity.
  • Sharing Your Story Through Video – May 3 at 2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT
    Today’s consumers can watch video content whenever and wherever they want. This creates an opportunity for businesses to reimagine the role of video content in their marketing strategy. Join this webinar by Google to learn best practices for connecting with consumers through online video.
  • Pop & Play: How Opening a Pop-Up Shop Can Help Launch Your Retail Brand – May 3 at 4:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM PT 
    What do Amazon, Chobani, Hermes and a taco truck have in common?  All four recognize the magic of the pop-up shop. In this webinar by Kimco Realty, find out how a pop-up can help you bring your brand to life, create a one-of-a-kind customer experience and tell your brand’s unique story to a built-in audience.
  • Fusion Marketing: The Next Generation of Marketing – May 3 at 5:30 PM ET / 2:30 PM PT
    Award-winning inventor, entrepreneur and author Lon Safko examines this new concept of “interconnecting” your traditional and digital tools. You will look at your marketing efforts in a completely new way. In this webinar, you will learn how to get exponential results without spending a dime more. 

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Annual Dinner Award Winners

Congratulations to all of our award winners!

Public Safety Contributor of the Year Rick Farrall

Entrepreneurs of the Year Dian & Steve Dipasquale, Front Royal Premier Copiers

Non-Profit of the Year Selah Theatre Project

Education Contributors of the Year Dr. Floyd Bradd III & Michael Hirsch

Businesses of the Year Griffin Tavern & Liberty Tax Service – Front Royal

Citizen of the Year Bret Hrbek

 
 

Annual Dinner & Awards