New Chamber member Grace Place Christian Store will hold a ribbon cutting (10 am) and grand opening (9 am – 8 pm) on Saturday, July 25th complete with refreshments and live music from 9 am until noon and special promotions throughout the day. Grace Place offers Bibles, books, art, music, movies, jewelry, gifts, children’s products and church supplies. They also offer comfortable seating, a special child’s area and fellowship. The store is located at 201 E. Main Street, Front Royal in the Historic Trout Building. The store’s hours are 10 am – 8 pm Monday through Saturday. Follow them on Facebook and visit their website GracePlaceStores.com.
CHAMBER NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
What a wonderful Business After Hours hosted by Northern Virginia Daily, nvdaily.com in July! Special thanks to the staff of the Northern Virginia Daily who prepared all of the food and it was absolutely fantastic!!! C & C Frozen Treats provided delicious ice cream that was enjoyed by all. There was a wonderful turnout from Chamber members and guests with many connections made. Thanks to everyone for attending and for the wonderful effort put forth to make it happen! We look forward to seeing everyone next month (August 18th) at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club.
September is right around the corner and that means the Brew & Blues Festival will here soon! This event is growing at a rapid pace – this year we will be offering over 40 varieties of beer including local favorites from Backroom Brewery and MANY other Virginia brews. There are numerous sponsorship opportunities available for this hoppin’ event! You can sponsor one of the beers, you can sponsor the event and new this year – the Designated Driver Tent. Click here for complete sponsorship details or visit www.brewandbluesfestival.com for event details.
Approximately 50 new teachers and staff will join Warren County Public Schools, Randolph-Macon Academy, and other local schools for the 2015-2016 school year. The Chamber’s Education Committee invites the business community to show support for the educators of our community by helping to make this year’s New Teacher Reception a huge success. Along with your financial donations, you are welcome to supply door prizes or items for the welcome bags. Get complete details here.
Many thanks to those who attended the 75th Anniversary Diamond Gala on Friday evening at Holiday Inn & Suites – A good time was certainly had by all!
Congratulations to the 2015 Award winners:
Business of the Year – CBM Mortgage
Citizen of the Year – Doug Stanley
Community Impact Award – Roy Boyles
Education Contributor of the Year – Lord Fairfax Community College
Entrepreneur of the Year – Billie Clifton
Non-Profit of the Year – Samuels Public Library
Public Safety Contributor of the Year – Kevin Catlett
Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that the holidays are over and another year has passed. It’s true what they say, time flies when you’re having fun!
We’re excited here at the Chamber because 2015 marks our 75th year of serving as the voice of business in our community. Many things have happened along the way and we are planning to celebrate all of those wonderful accomplishments and challenges throughout the year in various ways as we move forward and continue to work towards our mission of promoting and supporting our membership by serving as its voice, providing relevant programs, encouraging leadership and creating a strong business climate and a vibrant community. (more…)