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CHAMBER NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS


 

75th Diamond Anniversary Gala

Have you registered for the Chamber’s 75th Diamond Anniversary Gala?  If not, there is still time.  Don’t miss the business social event of the year.  Held at Holiday Inn & Suites located at 111 Hospitality Drive, Front Royal, this event will feature community award presentations such as Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year,  Education Contributor of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year,  Non-Profit of the Year, and Public Safety Contributor of the Year.  The evening will include a beautiful diamond necklace raffle (courtesy of Jean’s Jewelers), games, door prizes and a silent and live auction.  This promises to be an evening you won’t forget.  Reserve your tickets today!

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Women in the KNOW (Knowledgeable Network of Women)

Ready for some Education, Networking & Motivation? Join us on Tuesday, March 31st at 5:30 p.m. at Backroom Brewery for our very first Women in the KNOW event. Spend the evening participating in networking activities and games, educational programming all while enjoying wonderful food and delicious beer brewed locally at Backroom Brewery. Price of admission is $15 per Chamber member or $25 for non-members in advance.  $20 for members and $30 for non members at the door.  Register here or by contacting the Chamber office at 540.635.3185.

Women in the KNOW (Knowledgeable Network of Women) is an initiative of the Small Business Committee of the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce designed to enhance the personal and professional growth of businesswomen in our region by providing networking, education and business opportunities.

 
 

Town Business Forum

town logoThe Town of Front Royal invites business owners and operators to the Town’s Business Forum at 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 26th in the 2nd Floor Council Chambers in the Front Royal Administration Building located at 102 E. Main Street.

The Business Forum offers an opportunity to discuss the issues related to conducting business in Front Royal with Town Staff. Topics of discussion will include issues pertinent to businesses in the community. Staff will be available to discuss ways that the Town can improve business permitting and relations to assist local business owners.

Please contact the Town Manager’s Office for more information (540)635-8007.

 
 

A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT

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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…)

 
 

FR-WC EDA IS WORKING FOR FRONT ROYAL & WARREN COUNTY

Front Royal/Warren County EDAEDA has recently announced: the opening of the Dulles/Schnabel manufacturing facility on Strasburg Road with the completion of a 55,000 square foot renovation and the creation of 5 new highly-skilled jobs with 25 more in the next two years;

The arrival of Nature’s Touch frozen foods packaging and distribution center with an investment of $1.8 million and the creation of 25 new jobs;

The expansion of InterChange Port Services to an additional 126,000 square foot facility!

The purchase of the Afton Inn (Main Street Gateway) and ensuing discussions with an experienced re-developer. The purchase of Stokes Mart (Main & Water Streets) and subsequent lease for upscale seasonal goods and products store.