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Connections 2019 Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 1:30 - 7:00 p.m. JMU Festival Center 1:30-2:30 pm Virginia + The Valley – Where are we and where are we heading? Welcome: Jon Alger, President, James Madison University Remarks and Panel: Stephen Moret, President, Virginia Economic Development Partnership; Barry DuVal, President, Virginia Chamber of Commerce; Bernie Niemeier, President & Publisher, Virginia Business Publications

2:40 - 3:30 pm State of the City & County/Local Economic Picture: Eric Campbell, Harrisonburg City Manager and Stephen King, Rockingham County Administrator

3:45 - 4:30 pm Special Sessions (Break Out Session will require RSVP to each session) •The Future of Retail and Commercial Development •Workforce - details TBA •Marketing - details TBA 4:30 - 5:00 pm Your Community, Your Future (Interactive Group Survey) 5:00 – 7:00 pm Exhibits and Reception Vendor table/booth $175 only 28 available | Non-profit table/booth $100 only 10 available Registration for table/booth opens August 13, 2019 For details contact communications@hrchamber.org To Register to attend the event click HERE Check out Page 14 to Sponsor this event


Summer is winding down Dr. John Downey Board Chair

2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS DR. JOHN A. DOWNEY, Chair, Blue Ridge Community College* JOEL SHANK, Past-Chair, Dynamic Aviation Group, Inc. * FRANK ONCKEN, Chair-Elect, A&J Development and Excavation Inc* ERIC BARKEY, JS Replogle & Associates, LLC DWIGHT BURACKER, PBMares, LLP* KELLY BURKHOLDER, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.Burkholder & Associates ANDY VANHOOK, Appeal Production UMAR ALI, First Citizens Bank KELLY BLOSSER, Riddleberger Brothers ANDREW FRIEDMAN, Cargill QUINTON CALLAHAN, Clark & Bradshaw, PC SALLIE WOLFE-GARRISON, Rockingham County LISA SHULL, Explore More Discovery Museum CHERYL KIRBY, Alantic Union Bank JEFF HILL, Local Chop & Grill House CHRISTOPHER JONES, City of Harrisonburg SCOT LILLY, Farm Credit of the Virginias DR. MELISSA LUBIN, James Madison University* ERIN OVERSTREET, Gray Television KYLE O’BRIEN, Town of Broadway JONAH PENCE, Pendleton Community Bank DONNA PREZIUSO, American National Insurance* WILLIAM ROY, Immerge MATTHIAS SMITH, Massanutten Resort SKIP WEAKLEY, LD&B Insurance & Financial Services* VAUGHN ZEPP, Merck & Company * Executive Committee Members

CHAMBER STAFF FRANK TAMBERRINO · President and CEO CARLIE FLOYD · Administrative Assistant TRENT TURNER · Manager of Finance & Administration SARA WITTIG · Director of Marketing & Communications SHEENA ARMENTROUT · Director of Membership & Investments

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It is so hard to believe that another summer is winding down and that, in just a very short period of time, local schools and Colleges will get started on another exciting year. The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce partners with many other local organizations to keep its membership informed about how local education and training providers are assisting businesses in addressing the workforce challenges many of you are facing. This month alone, the Chamber was involved with the Shenandoah Valley Partnership’s Annual Meeting, the local State Delegates’ annual Valley Business Summit, the Valley Business Keynote, and the annual Presidential Address on August 12. The networking opportunities that your Chamber provides are invaluable in helping you connect with both supply chain partners and workforce development experts. Our ongoing Business After Hours and Business Before Breakfast events are another great opportunity to interact with local business entrepreneurs and leaders. I enjoyed attending the July 11th ribbon cutting event at Honey Baked Ham in Harrisonburg, where Chamber members Wes and Cindy Dove unveiled their informative book called “Discover your Team’s Potential: Proven Principles to Help Engage Your Team and Improve Performance.” In addition, the Reserve at Stone Port hosted a wonderful Business After Hours event in mid July. For information about how to help your business sponsor or participate in a Business after Hours event, contact the Chamber Office. Both of the leadership development programs sponsored by the Chamber recently concluded another successful year. Graduates of both the BOLD and Leadership Harrisonburg-Rockingham (LHR) programs learn so much from their experiences and often employ what they learned by becoming more involved on local community boards or in other forms of volunteer experiences. This coming year will be the fortieth year for the Chamber’s LHR program and the new class is very excited to get the year started! We are always looking for active Chamber members with experience and expertise to help the leadership planning teams provide wonderful opportunities for participants, so if you want to serve on one of those committees please contact us! Another great way to become more active in the Chamber is to participate on one of our Regional and Business Councils. The Chamber coordinates a Diversity Business Council, the Shenandoah Women’s Alliance, the Aging in Place Council, and several regional business councils that talk about important issues in their local communities. The Chamber also has a Public Policy Committee, a Hospitality Committee, and a Military Affairs Committee so there is a place for every Chamber member to become more active! Finally, planning is now underway for the very popular CONNECTIONS 2019 event to be held on October 3rd at the James Madison University Festival Center. Economic prosperity will be the focus of the event, with Virginia Business Publisher Bernie Niemeier, Virginia Economic Development Partnership President Stephen Moret, and Virginia Chamber of Commerce President Barry Duval each serving on a powerhouse panel looking toward the future where the state and Valley economies are heading. As you can tell, a lot of things happen through your local Chamber of Commerce and we are delighted that you are a member! Reach out to any Board member or the Chamber staff if you have any suggestions or if you want to find out where you can make a contribution to Chamber activities. I hope to see you soon at an upcoming Chamber event!

John


Looking Ahead Frank Tamberrino President and CEO “Where did you go to, if I may ask?' ‘To look ahead,' “And what brought you back in the nick of time?' ‘Looking behind,' ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Looking back is useful in understanding the past, good and bad, which helps us understand exactly where we are today and how we got there. Looking ahead is much trickier but it helps to shape our thoughts and plans in the present to prepare for the future. Everyone has heard how change has accelerated over the past few years, and change is unavoidable. While the last economic downturn is now ten years behind us, there are still many businesses looking back as they expand today, but maybe not as fast as they financially could because they can’t shake the feeling of ten years ago. And there are those who are content today and would be satisfied with the status quo, but they know the reality is that change is coming. Then there are those who embrace the thought of a new economy, even if the picture is a little cloudy looking beyond the foreseeable future. As I write this article, I have just returned from the BRCC ribbon cutting for the new BioSciences building. With BRCC and JMU planning for the future of STEM jobs, the community was well positioned when Rockingham County officials became aware of the opportunity for Merck’s new expansion and they jumped on board. There are plenty of business examples of companies and communities in the right position at the right time to take advantage of and seize an opportunity. There are plenty of examples with the opposite storyline. As a business or an association, with the speed of business changing with technology, population trends, ever evolving consumer habits, etc., you can’t afford to stay in the same place for too long and stay relevant. You need to look over the horizon, if possible. This year’s Connections2019 is all about looking ahead, through the lens of the present and with an eye to the future. Looking ahead a great theme for such a gathering of business and community leaders, with such a stellar line-up. We have three people with unique perspective on business in Virginia and the Valley, willing to share their observations with us. We have two of the most important people in local government ready to share facts and figures and their views on where we are today and where we are heading in the future. And we are lining up three special sessions that should interest everyone, again with an eye to the future. We will cap off the afternoon with an interactive survey, getting member and community opinion, including the next stage in the Chamber’s evolution. Always trying to look ahead, the Chamber has a number of ongoing initiatives and programs that do just that. Two of my favorite programs are Leadership Harrisonburg-Rockingham (LHR), now in its 40th year, and Building Optimal Leaders by Design (BOLD), a recent addition in 2012. The premise of these programs is to provide leadership skill, community knowledge, and opportunity for people to become more engaged and to make a positive impact on our community, immediately and well into the future. Please check the list of new LHR and BOLD participants starting this month in this edition of The Advocate. The Business Smarts series is designed to provide information which helps member businesses and organizations prepare for long-term success. The Business After Hours events are for networking, but the intent is always to help members broaden their base of contacts so that somewhere down the road those relationships will help the individuals, companies and the community prosper. “The wheel is turning and you can't slow down You can't let go and you can't hold on You can't go back and you can't stand still If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will” --JEROME J GARCIA, ROBERT C HUNTER, WILLIAM KREUTZMANN

These are just a few examples. The Chamber can help, but YOU need to be involved and engaged. Please put Connections2019 on your calendar, whether it is digital or paper. Like they say in the community development world, there is no standing still. If your community is not moving forward, you are falling behind. And this being an election year, followed by another one in 2020, the only thing that is certain is the uncertainty ahead. Connections2019 is being designed to help you move forward, so please take advantage of the opportunity.

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Advance Leadership Program born from the Vision2020 initiative. Participants spend two years working one-on-one with a mentor, and with other BOLD participants, to develop their business and civic leadership skills. As part of their commitment to both leadership and the community, each graduate is expected to hold a seat on the board of a local nonprofit or move into a leadership position on a current board. 2017-2019 BOLD Class Arianna Williams - WHSV Jon Green - LSC Communications Ashley Summers - PBMares, LLP Kelly Long - Massanutten Resort Kelly Jones - Blue Ridge Community College Amanda Leech - United Way of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County Jennifer Sodikoff - Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center

Above: BOLD Graduating Class of 2017-2019

Congatulations to the following individuals who were selected to participate in the BOLD 2019-2021 Class: Juan Pablo Berrizbeitia - Blue Ridge CASA for Children Phillip Langeberg - Massanutten Resort Karen Rowell - Clark & Bradshaw, P.C. Bryn McIntyre - Appeal Production

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Hillary Dorzweiler - PBMares, LLP Yvonne Fajardo - LSC Communications Kristin Catterton - Dynamic Aviation Group, Inc Corbin Hess - VALIC


Cultivating leadership is an important component in the continual betterment of our business community. With this in mind, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce offers two programs designed to promote leadership growth. With a 40 year history, Leadership Harrisonburg-Rockingham (LHR) has been a stepping stone for many leaders in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. The program, held over a ten-month period, is a unique opportunity for participants to gain access to an extraordinary network of area leaders and get an up close and personal look at the inner workings, and often collaborative involvement of many area programs and offices. From public safety and local government to arts, culture and sustainability, the program provides a comprehensive and enlightening look at Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. LHR is designed to expose current and aspiring leaders to the many different aspects of our community, educating them about the community’s past, present and future, including our strengths and opportunities that will help us build a better tomorrow.

Above: Leadership HR Graduating Class of 2018-2019

Above: Leadership HR Class trip to Richmond with Delegate Tony Wilt

Congratulations to the following individuals who were selected to participate in the LHR 2019-2020 Class: Juan Arellano - Cargill Christopher Beach - Bank of the James Shenandoah Valley Casey Booth - Tactical & Survival Specialties, Inc Phil Braverman - Brown Edwards & Company, LLP Thanh Dang - City of Harrisonburg Tonya Dunlap - DePaul Community Resources Spencer Eavers - People Places, Inc Carlie Floyd - Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Adam Ford - Rockingham Cooperative Stuart French - Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC Brittani Garland - Atlantic Union Bank Trish Gibson - Dynamic Aviation Group, Inc Katie Hanley - Endless Horizons Jess Hoffman - Massanutten Resort Rachel Howdyshell - Open Doors, Inc Josh Humphries - James Madison University James Jewell - Northwestern Mutual Ian King - Dynamic Aviation Group, Inc

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Andrew Kipps - Bellaire at Stone Port Tanya Kozo - PBMares, LLP Brian Landes - Bridgewater Retirement Community John Marr - Massanutten Resort William Moore - Balzer & Associates, Inc Cheyenne Rhodes - Farm Credit of the Virginias Adam Roberson - Dean Brothers, Inc Mike Shanholtz - Cargill Clay Shiflet - Rockingham County Fire & Rescue Katie Sinnett - Pendleton Community Bank Whitney Smith - Bridgewater College Kelly Snow - Explore More Discovery Museum Heidi Strang - Tactical & Survival Specialties, Inc Brittany Williams - Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community Kyle Yeager - James Madison University Nick Young - Horizons Edge Sports Campus


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Planning for an upcoming event, project or program? In need of a local business service resource? Connect with the new members below and discuss how you can partner together. The following new members have joined your Chamber since May 2019. Arcoíris Daycare - Paloma Saucedo High quality bilingual day care for children 12 months to 5 years. Their in-home daycare will provide children a safe, diverse and inclusive space to play, explore and grow while learning a different language. They will also provide organic, nutritious meals to support their growing bodies and brains! They operate Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm, from August to June and follow Harrisonburg City Public Schools holiday schedule. 1447 Springside Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540.560.3750 Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Alicia Pitorri Commitment to their clients defines them. Your success is their focus and their passion. They get things done. Immersing themselves in the communities, industries and businesses that they serve. Striving always to deliver more and do better for their clients. That's their promise. If they're needed, they're there. Every country is unique. They make it their business to know what's happening, and what's possible, so you can succeed anywhere you choose to do business. 650 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 220, Charlottesville, VA 22911 | 434.244.8076 | https://www.bofaml.com Country Roads Audiology & Hearing Aid Center - Kristin Quesenberry Kristin graduated from West Virginia University in 2001 and James Madison University in 2006. She has been working as a licensed audiologist in the Shenandoah Valley, since 2005. Having grown up with an aunt who was diagnosed with hearing loss during childhood, Kristin has always had an interest in hearing loss and the impact it has on people's lives. This lifelong exposure to hearing loss has given Kristin compassion for those with hearing impairment and helps her to treat each individual's hearing loss on a personal level. Kristin is excited to continue serving the Shenandoah Valley in this new location! 1741 Virginia Ave., Suite C, Harrisonburg, VA 22802 | 540.209.8993 | http://www.countryroadsaudiology.com C&F Mortgage Corporation - Tom McGloon Since 1995, C&F Mortgage Corporation has taken pride in financing our customers’ dreams with an impeccable combination of competitive home mortgage solutions and legendary service. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Citizens and Farmers Bank, they serve Mid-Atlantic markets throughout Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia, with headquarters in Midlothian, Virginia. In addition to originating single-family residential loans, C&F Mortgage Corporation provides ancillary mortgage loan origination services for residential appraisals through our subsidiary Certified Appraisals, LLC. Through our subsidiary Lender Solutions, LLC, they also provide certain mortgage origination functions to third parties. 340 Neff Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540.433.7140 | http://www.cfmortgagecorp.com/Tom-McGloon.aspx First Citizens Bank - Umar Ali At First Citizens Bank, they’ve been helping people do more with their money since 1898. They’ve grown a lot in the years since, but have never forgotten that financial decisions are life decisions. And that their work makes a difference for the people, businesses and communities they serve — and for the associates on their team. As they like to say, money isn’t everything, but so much depends on what you do with your money. Forever First. Their Purpose: Better banking that helps people live better lives. The Way They Work: Working Harder And Smarter: They work together, they dig deeper, ask better questions and learn more. Everything they do is about helping customers succeed. Life-Long Relationships: They build relationships — with families, companies, communities and associates — that last for decades. Uncompromising Integrity: A family-controlled bank, they know there’s a wrong way and right way to do banking. And they choose the right way. 320 University Blvd., Harrisonburg, VA 220801 | 540.433.6722 | http://www.firstcitizens.com Pg 7


Good Shepherd School and Day Care - Heather Cheshire 342 Neff Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540.564.1744 | http://www.goodshepherdschools.com and Good Shepherd School and Day Care - Jeanne Hawkins 991 Chicago Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22802 | 540.564.2929 | http://www.goodshepherdschools.com Good Shepherd School and Day Care is the place to get your child’s education off to a great start! Since 1992, they have provided Shenandoah Valley children a strong academic foundation to help them become successful, lifelong learners. They offer day care for infants through grade school age. For grade school, they offer a full kindergarten and 1st through 8th grade academic programs. They also offer before and after care and summer camps for children in kindergarten through 6th grade. Their mission at Good Shepherd School and Day Care is to instruct children in the Christian faith, provide them with a solid academic foundation, and thereby provide a needed service to our community. Grace Retirement Village - Liesa Dodson As the memory care division of Renaissance Assisted Living, The Harbor at Renaissance allows seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other memory-related disorders to receive special care without losing the safe, loving atmosphere they once enjoyed at home. Our secure memory care facility tailors all the services and amenities of assisted living to the ever-changing needs of Alzheimer’s patients: A safe, secure environment, A loving and dignified atmosphere, Assistance with daily needs like bathing, grooming, dressing and medication, Certified and licensed professional caregivers who are dedicated to each resident’s individuality and dignity, Stimulating activities to keep cherished memories alive for as long as possible. 422 William Mills Drive, Standardsville, VA 22973 | 434.985.4481 | https://www.renaissancealf.cc Gray Jay Provisions - Michelle Gagnon Exceptional Sandwiches and Specialty Market featuring house-made sourdough bread and the best meats, cheeses, and produce the Shenandoah Valley has to offer. Gray Jay Provisions market features local, regional, and a limited number of imported items for your pantry, a super-special picnic lunch, or impressive dinner party charcuterie spread. The market also carries meats and produce from local producers. LET US CATER FOR YOU! Perfect for group lunches, dinner events, business gatherings, or other occasions. Leave the work to us and offer your guests a meal they’ll remember! 1311 South High Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540.217.2494 | http://grayjayprovisions.com Harrisonburg-Rockingham Child Day Care Center - Delores Jameson Harrisonburg-Rockingham Child Day Care Center provides full-day child care and learning opportunities for children starting at age two in a secure and nurturing environment. The center pledges to serve the community by providing fully licensed care to children starting at age two regardless of the families’ financial resources, race, or religious affiliation. The center’s professionally trained staff continuously fosters opportunities for the child’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth, with the goal of supporting children to become life-long learners. 281 East Market Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540.434.5268 | http://hrdaycare.org Harrisonburg City Schools VPI Program - Suzanne Webb 474 Linda Lane, Harrisonburg, VA 22802 | 540.434.6075 | http://Harrisonburg.k12.va.us/Elon

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Kid's Harbor Preschool and After School - Angela Kohl They offer full-day care and preschool for children six weeks of age through four years, a morning preschool program for children three and four years old and after school programs for kindergarten through 5th grade and middle school. They also offer a full-day summer program for school-aged children, K-8th grade. 1871 Boyers Road, Rockingham, VA 22801 | 540.434.1901 | http://www.kidsharbor.org Liberty Mutual Insurance - Isai Bradshaw Licensed Insurance Sales Agent. In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, Mass., today Liberty Mutual is a leading global insurer with operations in 30 countries and economies around the world. They employ more than 50,000 people in over 800 offices throughout the world. They offer a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, commercial automobile, general liability, property, surety, workers compensation, specialty lines, and reinsurance. 300 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 | 434.218.6266 | https://www.libertymutual.com Our Community Place - Sam Nickels Our Community Place is located in Harrisonburg’s Northeast Neighborhood, and has been building community and serving those in need for 10 years. They serve over 8,300 hot meals a year to homeless and marginalized persons, and provide laundry and shower services, storage lockers, case management services, volunteer and job training opportunities, empowerment and learning opportunities, help finding employment and housing, and referrals for dental and health services. OCP is about loving people, welcoming anyone who walks through our doors, and providing a sense of belonging and hope to people struggling with life’s daily challenges. To that end, OCP is learning to become a trauma informed care organization in order to provide a safe and supportive community where people can find healing, build resilience, and be successful at working towards their life goals. 17 E. Johnson Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22802 | 540.442.7727 | http://www.ourcommunityplace.org Rocktown Hot Yoga - Jake Synder Harrisonburg's first and only Hot Yoga studio! Offering 60, 75 & 90 minute classes; 26&2 Bikram style and Vinyasa Flow. Hydrate. Meditate. Practice. Sweat. Enjoy. Cardio. Stillness. Movement. Relaxation. Release. Bring a mat, towel, water and wear breathable clothing. The heat comes from a precisely controlled, sealed environment of 105° temperature and 40% humidity. Come join their supportive community of sweaty yogis & yoginis! 91 North Main Street, Suite 101, Harrisonburg, VA 22802 | 540.433.9642 | http://www.rocktownhotyoga.com Shenandoah Automotive Service Center - Steven Faught Since 1998, Shenandoah Automotive Service Center has provided motorists in the Harrisonburg, VA 22801 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include 4x4 Services, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Exhaust Repair, Fleet Drive Train, Fleet Electronics, Fleet Engine Work, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services, Tires, Transmission Services, Undercar Services and VA State Inspections. Their goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time. 1930 Erickson Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540.434.8191 | http://www.shenandoahauto.com

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Sproutly - Brent Wilson Sproutly, LLC is consulting company with a unique focus on healthy and effective teams. Their mission is to help people and teams meet their full potential and exceed expectations. The recipe is simple: they hire and partner with exceptional talent to provide coaching and mentoring to foster personal and professional growth and to build or augment your team. Their professional services include software project management, software engineering, mentoring, coaching, and social media management. They partner with you to take your project from concept to production with ease. 9299 N. Congress Street, New Market, VA 22844 | 540.335.6640 | http://www.sproutly.io Virginia FFA Foundation - Jennifer Armstrong Growing Leaders, Building Communities, Strengthening Agriculture. They proudly support the student members of the Virginia FFA who are focused on learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, and living to serve. P. O. Box 40, Weyers Cave, VA 24486 | 866.568.3332 | http://Supportffa.org

2019 Annual Events

Annual Banquet · January 3 Post-Session Legislative Breakfast · April 8 ValleyFest · May 25 Presidential Address · August 12 Golf Tournament · September 6 Autumn Festival & Antique Car Show - September 14 Connections 2019 · October 3 Pre-Session Legislative Breakfast · Winter Shop Local Holiday Campaign · Winter

Business After Hours

January 17 · Non-Profit Roundtable at DoubleTree by Hilton February 21 · Bluestone Vineyard March 21 · Commonwealth One FCU April 18 · The Spa at Massanutten May 2 · PBMares, LLP June 20 · Broadway Hometown Partnership July 12 · The Reserve at Stone Port August 8 · Blue Ridge Bank September 19 · The Community Foundation October 3 · Connections 2019 November 7 · Brix & Columns Vineyards

Monthly Events: Business Smarts Educational & Professional Development Classes, Ambassador Committee, Member Services Committee, Public Policy Committee, Regional Business Alliances, Aging in Place Roundtable, Diversity Council, Member Success Orientation Quarterly Events: Business at Breakfast, Leadership Smarts, Shenandoah Women's Alliance, Speed Networking

Register for all events on our events calendar: https://chamber.hrchamber.org/events/calendar The Chamber’s Member2Member Discount Program (M2M) offers over 86 member discounts ranging from restaurants to business services. M2M Discounts are featured weekly in the Chamber’s E-Blasts. These discounts come in many forms from dollars off a purchase, to percentage savings, to free consultations. The Member2Member card must be presented at the time of purchase. Contact Sara Wittig at sara@hrchamber.org to sign up today! Click here for more information. Pg 10


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The 55th Annual Broadway-Timberville Autumn Festival & Antique Car Show will be held September 14th, 2019 from 9am-3pm, rain or shine. Over 150 food, craft and retail vendors will line Main Street in Broadway and the showcase in Heritage Park, along with more than 100 classic cars for the Antique Car Show! Vendor Applications click here. Festival highlights: • Artisans and crafters - many with fall décor items for sale • Sidewalk Sales and other specials from Main Street Businesses • Antique Car Show at WW Motors • Fun and educational kids activities, including the Reading Wagon (horse-drawn carriage ride with a book!) • Kids activities in the Village Library • Local Non-Profit Organizations and businesses participating • Local artists and art supply sale at The Village Arts Center • Local food, bake sales and other delicious meals or food to-go • Broadway Farmer’s Market vendors

Above: Blue Ridge Community College BioSciences Building

To the right: Rockingham County Fair Horticulture Building

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Connections2019 • October 3, 2019 • JMU Festival Center Platinum Event Sponsors • $1,500 2 Available • Inclusion of logo and/or acknowledgement in all online and printed collateral materials with event “Presented By.” • Booth Space equivalent to the standard 10’ x 10’ space provided to other exhibitors. The • Platinum sponsors shall have first choice of booth locations on the layout. Requests for additional space, electricity, etc. will be honored when possible. • Five PowerPoint slides with company logo showing continuously during the reception. • Acknowledgement on social media and hrchamber.org leading up to event Special Thanks to .... (This could be your company name here!) Reception & Business Resource Fair Sponsors • $1,000 2 1 Available • Inclusion of logo and/or acknowledgement in all online and printed collateral materials. • Booth Space equivalent to the standard 10’ x 10’ space provide to other exhibitors. • Two PowerPoints slide with company logo showing continuously during the reception. • Acknowledgement on social media and website leading up to event. Special Thanks to Atlantic Union Bank Educational Session Topic Sponsors • $250 3 2 Available • Company name listed on all online and printed collateral materials. • Company logo and promotional items on display throughout educational session. • Opportunity for :60 second welcome to session attendees at start of one educational session. • Educational session topic may include Human Resources, Marketing, Technology, etc.... • Acknowledgement on social media leading up to the event. Special Thanks to DuPont Community Credit Union Vendor Table • $175 • 30 28 Available | Non-Profit Table • $100 • 10 Available

Golf Tournament Sponsorship • September 6, 2019

The tournament is SOLD OUT: Limited sponsorships available Champion Sponsorships | $600 | 2 Available • Two golfers to play in the events • Low Gross & Low Net • Company logo on large signboard displayed at event • Acknowledgement on social media and website leading up to event

Interested in sponsoring an event please contact communications@hrchamber.org

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Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Novice Clinic Woodstone Meadows at Massanutten September 6, 2019 $50 entry fee per person Starts at 4:00 pm This is a one hour group lesson with a Golf Pro from Massanutten. The lesson will include a set of clubs to use for the clinic. After the lesson, you will join the the other golfers for dinner. Please note this clinic does not include a round of golf. This is a great opportunity to Network! Must RSVP by August 16, 2019. To register www.hrchamber.org or sara@hrchamber.org Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Long Drive Competition Woodstone Meadows at Massanutten  September 6, 2019 Starts at 10:30 am @ Hole #18 $20 entry fee per person 1st Prize: $150 and Trophy 2nd Prize: $75 3rd Prize: $25 This event takes place before the golf tournament and EVERYONE can enter. You can only win one prize. Brought to you by Daily News Record To register www.hrchamber.org or sara@hrchamber.org Thank you to our Major Sponsors:

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We had a great turn out for this year’s ValleyFest: Shenandoah Valley’s Beer and Wine Festival on May 25 on the slopes of Massanutten Resort. The musical line up on both stages was crowd pleasing! Pebble2Pearl had everyone up dancing by the end of the evening. There were over 32 craft vendors selling their goods. The beer, wine and cider vendors had a selection that was hard to beat. There was truly something for everyone’s taste buds between food and beverage. We wanted to take a moment to say thank you to the army of volunteers who donated their time to help make this event a success! From planning stages to the clean up crew, every single volunteer made a difference. We are so fortunate to have such great partnerships and sponsors who make ValleyFest the premier event that it is: Massanutten Resort, Valley Honda, Blue Ridge Beverage, Blue Ridge Community College, Cargill, Pioneer Bank, The Reserve at Stone Port, Queen City Creative, Appeal Production, AT&T, Hammond Insurance Services, May Supply, iHeart Media, Harrisonburg Radio Group and WHSV TV3.

This year’s Valley Businesses Give Back Campaign was a success due to member participation including: Blue Ridge Insurance Services Inc., Care Advantage, Cargill, Harman Realty, Kawneer Company Inc., LD&B Insurance and Financial Services and LSC Communications. The goal this year was 35,000 meals but with the help of all the network partners, 79,000 meals was reached. Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce staff was lucky enough to be able to volunteer one afternoon to help pack food with Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce and Lexington-Rockbridge Chamber of Commerce. Pg 16

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