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State of the Community Luncheons continue with “State of Economic Development”

Wednesday, July 23rd • 11:30 am – 1 pm

State of EDAThe State of Community Luncheons continue with “The State of Economic Development” on Wednesday, July 23rd.  Held at Blue Ridge Shadows Clubhouse, this luncheon will feature Executive Director of the Front Royal-Warren County EDA, Jennifer McDonald who will discuss a myriad of topics regarding Economic Development and business in our community.  The luncheon will begin at 11:30 am with lunch and networking, the EDA 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.  Seating is limited.  Contact the Chamber today to reserve your space at 540-635-3185 or info@frontroyalchamber.com.  State of the County sponsors include:  Big Country B 105 FM, Clear Channel, Holiday Inn & Suites, Main Street Daily Grind, Melanie Hamel – Weichert Realtors, Northern Virginia Daily, Rappahannock Electric and Warren Memorial Hospital.


New Teacher Reception – A Great Way to Network!

Thursday, August 14th • 4:30 pm • Skyline High School

Approximately 50 new teachers and staff will join Warren County Public Schools, Randolph-Macon Academy, and other local schools for the 2014-2015 school year.  You can show your support for the new educators of our community and help make this event a success.  It’s also a great opportunity to network with new professionals coming in to our community looking for all of their professional services and needs.  There are numerous involvement opportunities for this event available.  Click here for full details.  Chamber members may also donate items (Must have some value -i.e. discounts or free gifts for teachers)to the teacher welcome bags.  Items for the welcome bags should be delivered to the Chamber no later than Monday, August 11th.   Thanks to our annual Chamber sponsors:  The Apple House, Green Clean w/TLC, First Citizens Bank, City National Bank, Bowling Green Country Club, Big Country B105 FM, Warren Memorial Hospital, CenturyLink, The River 95.3 FM, Northern Virginia Daily, Axalta, United Bank, Piccadilly Printing, FR-WC Economic Development Authority, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Holiday Inn & Suites, and Union First Market Bank.  Current A+ Sponsors:  Blake & Co. Hair Spa, Powers Insurance Agency, Team Waller Real Estate, Naughty Girls Donut Shop, and Wal-Mart.


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.