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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:

Before May 15th – $300 foursome

Before June 1st – $325 foursome

June 1st & later – $350 foursome

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

 

 

 
 

Nominations Wanted!

Help us recognize the people and businesses that make our community special! Nominate your favorite business or organization/person who’s making a difference in our community.  Anyone can complete a nomination form, but nominees for the Business of the Year must be members of the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce. Not sure how long someone has been in business or if they’re eligible?  Complete the form and we’ll determine the rest.  Categories include:  Business, Citizen, Entrepreneur, Non-Profit, Education Contributor, and Public Safety Contributor of the Year.

 
 

There is still time to…

Thursday, March 29th at Royal Family Bowling Center.

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March Business After Hours

When:  Tuesday, March 27th

Time:  5:30-7 p.m.

Where:  Adventure Enablers, 520A E. 6th Street, Front Royal, VA 

Adventure Enablers extensive portfolio of outdoor events offers life-enriching outdoor activities for extreme athletes, weekend warriors, and casual health enthusiasts of all ages. We host marathons, 10Ks, 5Ks, glow runs, adventure races (family races to multiple-day expedition races), mountain bike races, and trail runs—something for everyone. Each event is designed to unleash the adventurer within. Our goal is for each of our events to be fun, empowering, and something participants will want to do again.

With extensive event experience and the complementary equipment and logistics skills, the Adventure Enablers team partners with charities, property owners, businesses, cities, states, you name it, to bring high-quality and fun events that are family friendly, endurance based, goal achieving, and adventure enabling.

Adventure Enablers formerly was known as Rev3 Adventure. We changed our name in January 2017 because we felt it better encapsulated our goals and vision for our company and participants.

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 fourth Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

 

 

 
 

Strike Up Some Fun with the Chamber!

 
 

Brown Bag Luncheon Series – The Power of 15 Minutes

“The Power of 15 Minutes”
When: Wednesday, February 21,  2018
Where: Chamber office, 201 E. 2nd Street, Front Royal
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

What if you could add 15 minutes to your day? What would you do with that 15 minutes? Believe it or not, you have 168 opportunities every week to make this a reality and finally get to those things you’ve been wishing you had time for! Crystel Lynn and Dr. Sherri Michelle, National Speakers and best-selling authors, will be there to share this life-changing secret!

Held the third Wednesday of every month, this complimentary educational lunch series offers a wide variety of topics presented by Chamber member experts. Bring your lunch and enjoy this fun, educational, and informative presentation.  RSVP here.

 
 

Join us for our festive and fun December Business After Hours!

United Real Estate – a division of the United Real Estate Group – was founded in with the purpose of addressing the needs of agents, brokers, buyers and sellers through seamless technology, marketing and solutions to accomplish a shared goal in the real estate industry. With a network over 600 offices and 6000 plus agents nationally, United Real Estate’s reputation as the fastest, growing national real estate franchise shows no signs of slowing down. Driven by an unwavering commitment to giving back, United Real Estate is proud to support and partner with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. 

Sunshine Title & Settlement, Inc. was founded in 2009 with the goal to be committed to providing home buyers/borrowers, sellers, real estate agents, home builders and lenders the highest level of professionalism and dedicated service with a home town feel.

Our local United Real Estate Horizon office was established in Front Royal in 2013, located at 34 E. Jackson Street, Front Royal. They serve a second location in Warrenton at 26 N. 5th Street, Warrenton since 2008. Sunshine Title is located on the 2nd floor in the United Real Estate Horizon office. 

Admission $5 or donation of your choice to benefit the Warren County Department of Social Services Foster Care Program.

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.