Loving Arms Assisted Living is announcing a new name complete with a ribbon cutting and grand opening! You are invited to the re-grand opening celebration on July 30th, noon – 4 p.m. The will be live entertainment, food truck and a lot of fun. Ribbon Cutting will be held at Noon. For more information call Tara Barnes at 540-635-7923.
New members Blue Ink had an unveiling at their 425 N. Royal Ave. location recently. Blue Ink offers title, settlement and escrow services. Wondering where they came up with the name? Visit their website to find out.
Approximately 70 new teachers and staff will join Warren County Public Schools, Randolph-Macon Academy, and other local schools for the 2016-2017 school year. Each year, the Chamber coordinates a reception to welcome them to the community. This event will be held on Wednesday, August 3rd at Skyline High School, 11:30-1 p.m. There are many opportunities to participate in this event. Click here for information.
The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission is conducting a survey for the Front Royal Trolley in hopes of expanding the service the service on the Route 522 corridor in Warren County. Please take a moment and complete the survey here. Beginning Sunday, May 15, 2016 and operating through Friday, July 15, 2016, the Front Royal Trolley will be picking up at the Appalachian Trailhead located on Route 522 South. The fare for the passengers will be the same as current rider, $0.50 per person/per trip. Visit here for complete details.
The Front Royal-Warren County EDA and Chamber have announced the 2016 Business Excellence : Business Appreciation awards. Cash grants in the amounts of $1,000, $750 and $500 will be awarded to small businesses licensed in Front Royal or Warren County that embody best practices and community service. The Business Excellence Awards were launched in 2011 and have awarded grants to local small businesses totaling over $10,000. If you’d like to apply, go to wceda.com, front page right column or frontroyalchamber.com to access the online application. Be a part of celebrating our small business community!
Advance tickets are on sale now for the Virginia Wine & Craft Festival on Saturday, May 21st. Visit www.wineandcraftfestival.com today and save $$$!
The Chamber will present a Legislative Breakfast on Thursday, May 12th at 8 a.m. This event will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites located at 111 Hospitality Drive, Front Royal. Join us as we hear from the Senator and Delegates about issues of importance to the business community from the 2016 Legislative Session. We are very pleased to announce that all of our legislators including Senator Obeshain, Delegate Collins, Delegate Gilbert and Delegate Webert have confirmed their attendance. Cost to attend is $15 members/$25 non-members. RSVP here , email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-635-3185. RSVP’s are required. Sponsored by: Aire Serv Heating & Cooling, Clear Channel Communications, Northern Virginia Daily, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, The River 95.3, Shenandoah Ford and Warren Memorial Hospital.
The search is on for Front Royal-Warren County’s outstanding businesses, organizations and community leaders whose ingenuity; hard work and perseverance have created and sustained successful, growing business ventures. The Chamber will present the following awards at our Annual Dinner on Thursday, May 5th:
- Business of the Year
- Citizen of the Year
- Education Contributor of the Year
- Entrepreneur of the Year
- Non-Profit Organization of the Year
- Public Safety Contributor of the Year
We all know a business, organization or individual who is deserving of one of these honors – nominate them here
. The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 15th.