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Brew & Blues Festival

Saturday, September 27th | 11 am – 7 pm | Downtown Front Royal

The Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 5th Annual Brew & Blues Festival on Saturday, September 27, 2014 in historic downtown Front Royal. Sponsored by Virginia Eagle, Naughty Girls Donut Shop, and Shenandoah Ford, the Brew & Blues Festival will feature over thirty beers for tasting from brands including: Budweiser, Dominion, Goose Island, Gulden Draak, Heavy Seas, Kona, Redhook, Shock Top, and Widmer. The event will also feature brews from a number of Virginia breweries including: Bold Rock, Devils Backbone, Starr Hill, Sweet Water, and Three Bros. Brewing Company. Join us on Saturday, September 27, 2014 in historic downtown Front Royal, Virginia for a day of fun, entertainment and of course, beer tasting. The festival gates open at 11 a.m. with activities and musical entertainment all day until 7 p.m.

Admission is $15.00 in advance or $20 at the gate for those who wish to sample the brews. Advance tickets can be purchased in a number of ways; you can visit the Chamber of Commerce at 106 Chester Street, Front Royal or the Front Royal Visitor Center at 414 E. Main Street, Front Royal. To purchase online or for additional information click here.

The Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce gratefully acknowledges our festival and Chamber sponsors: Virginia Eagle, Naughty Girls Donut Shop, Shenandoah Motors, The River 95.3 FM, Northern Virginia Daily, Holiday Inn & Suites @Blue Ridge Shadows Resort, Culligan of Front Royal, Shotton Designs, 99.3 The Fox, The Apple House, and Big Country B105 FM. There are still opportunities available to sponsor a beer at this fun-filled event. Contact the Chamber for additional details.

For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce at 540-635-3185 or www.brewandblues.com. Be sure to like the Brew & Blues Festival on Facebook for all the latest updates.


Market Your Business with Social Media

The Chamber is pleased to partner once again with member and social media expert, Java Media to offer 3 hands-on workshops to help you grow your business using social media.

Marketing on a Shoestring Budget will be held on Tuesday, September 16th, Insights:  Using Facebook for Business on Tuesday, September 23rd, and Advertising for Facebook on September 30th.  Each session will take place a the Chamber office from 2pm – 4pm. Click here for complete workshop details.

Cost for each workshop: $75 (prospective members); $50 chamber members. Laptop or tablet helpful. Limit 10 people per workshop. WiFi Available. *Registration reserves your spot in the class. Since we are offering a limited number of seats, you will still be charged for your space if you do not attend. If you cancel 48 hours in advance and we are able to fill your spot, we will refund your registration fee.


State of the Community Luncheon Series Continues…

Wednesday, September 24th | 11:30 am – 1 pm | Holiday Inn & Suites

The State of Community Luncheons continue with “The State of Education” on Wednesday, September 24th. Held at Holiday Inn & Suites, this luncheon will feature Warren County Public School Superintendent, Pam McInnis who will provide an overview of the public school system.  She will also discuss various programs withi10635988_10152649701942566_3185583757717298418_nn the system including career/technical education, Project Lead the Way, and the Mountain Vista Governor’s School as well as capital projects of the past, present and future.  This is a presentation you won’t want to miss!  The luncheon will begin at 11:30 am with lunch and networking, the Education address will begin at 12:15 pm and will conclude at 1 pm. There will be a question and answer period following the presentation. Cost to attend is $15 member/$25 future member.  All proceeds benefit the Chamber.  Seating is limited. Contact the Chamber today to reserve your space at 540-635-3185 or info@frontroyalchamber.com. State of Education sponsors include: City National, Clear Channel, Culligan,  Holiday Inn & Suites, First Bank, Northern Virginia Daily and Union First Market Bank.


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Thursday, October 9th | Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club

Looking for something new and exciting?  Well, do we have an event for you!  The Chamber is pleased to announce our latest event GOLFToberfest.  This event is a new spin on the golf tournament.  It will feature great networking opportunities along the course, ample food & drink, the future of golf – the 15 inch hole, and a blow out Business After Hours following the tournament.  GOLFtoberfest will be held on Thursday, October 9th at Blue Ridge Shadows.  Interested in playing, sponsoring or being a part of GOLFtoberfest along the course? Click here for complete details.


Entrepreneur CaféEC_logo_2014_72dpi_STANDARD-FOR-WEB

Tuesday, October 21st | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Holiday Inn & Suites

Are you a budding entrepreneur? Or an existing business that needs a financial boost to add a new product line, expand your product or just gain new customers?  Apply today to be a participant…… The Entrepreneurs’ Café is designed to encourage the development of an entrepreneurial class in our community. The café will provide a forum where Entrepreneurs can gain exposure while addressing funding needs. Café programs provide small (micro) awards to entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs seeking financial support present their project- 5 minute presentation & 5 minutes for questions/answers from the audience regarding their goals, experience and business plan – when all the presentations are complete, the attendees get to vote for their favorite project. The project that receives the most votes receives the case reward. Members of the community are invited to participate for a $10 fee. This fee is their “investment” in their business community.   Dr. Miles Davis, Dean of Harry Byrd Business School at Shenandoah University will be keynote speaker at the event.

Entrepreneur Café Seminar Series

FREE and Open to the public!!! The Small Business Committee of the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting two sessions leading up to the Entrepreneur’s Café in October. The session are open to the public and designed to provide practical and useful information to potential and existing entrepreneurs in our community and surrounding areas. Entrepreneur Café participants are strongly urged to attend these sessions.

“The 3 Most Important Things I Learned in the First Two Years of Business”

A panel discussion by three successful local entrepreneurs.
The session will include question/answer and discussion periods.

Tuesday, August 26th

“Marketing & Successful Presentations”

Learn the do’s and do not’s of successful presentations.  Get tips & tricks about content, graphics, oral presentations, and overall appearance.
One on one consultations will be given to those intending to apply for Entrepreneur Café.

Tuesday, September 23rd

Both sessions will be held at The Apple House Deli located at 401 E. Main Street | 5:30-7 p.m.

Call the Chamber at 540.635.3185 or email info@frontroyalchamber.com to RSVP