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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 Motors, 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.

 


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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

 


Wondering What the New Route 55 and Route 340/522 Intersection is Going to Look Like?

The Virginia Department of Transportation has created an animation of the Quadrant Roadway Intersection being constructed at the intersection of Route 55 and Route 340/522 in Front Royal.  The video shows the traffic projected for the year 2036. The intersection works by rerouting all four left turn movements at a four-legged intersection onto a road that connects the two intersecting roads. This design prohibits all left turns at the main intersection and therefore allows a simple two phase signal to process the remaining through and right turn movements, thus creating less delay and in turn, greatly enhanced intersection performance. Questions? Comments?  Please visit VDOT’s Website.