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THE ADVOCATE

A Digital Publication of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Issue 01, Winter 2018

Reflecting on 2017 - Gaining Momentum for 2018

Chamber Members Kick-Off the New Year at Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony Nearly 500 Chamber Members attended the recent Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony held on January 4 at JMU Festival Conference & Student Center. The event, presented by the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport and Appeal Production, brought together business and community leaders and gave Chamber staff the platform to recognize our collective achievements in 2017, set the vision for 2018 and celebrate our business and community leaders.

Congratulations to the following award recipients: · Business Person of the Year · Michael Stoltzfus,

This year, the event was re-focused to give members an opportunity to learn about upcoming Chamber-led events, initiatives and programs to build a solid commitment to engagement. Our program still highlighted our award winners, accomplishments and goals and included opportunities for networking throughout the evening.

Dynamic Aviation · Farm Family Steward of the Year · Heatwole Family, Cherry Grove Farm, LLC · Entrepreneur of the Year · Patricia Hughes, White Birch Estates · Community Person of the Year · Abe Shearer, Strategent Financial · Ambassador of the Year · Steve Gregory, WVPT Public Media

To kick-off the event, we tested attendees' knowledge of the Chamber past, present, and future through trivia questions. The top five players with the most correct answers received prizes from Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center, Dove Development & Consulting, Shenandaoh Valley Regional Airport, Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center, Massanutten Resort Family Adventure Park and Lucky Duck Escape Room and Transformational Impact LLC. During the meeting, 2017 Chamber Board Chair Greg Godsey thanked those individuals who currently serve or have served on the Board of Directors. In addition, out-going Board member recognitions went to Corey Davis, Rebecca Frakes, Craig Mackail, Mike Garber, Jennifer Shirkey, Kristin Isenhart and Rob Frazier. A motion was also accepted to welcome the following individuals as Directors for the 2018-2020 term of office: Eric Barkey, Barkey Financial and Trust Services; Dwight Buracker, PBMares, LLP; Deborah McCraw, Sentara RMH; Frank Oncken, Skyline Roofing and Stone Hill Construction; Matthias Smith, Massanutten Resort; and John Stonebraker, MillerCoors Shenandoah Brewery. A highlight of each Annual Banquet is the presentation of awards, which can be found on the Chamber's website and YouTube Channel by clicking here.

L to R: Frank Tamberrino, Michael Stoltzfus, Patricia Hughes, Linden Heatwole, Abe Shearer, Greg Godsey, Steve Gregory

At the conclusion of the Annual Meeting, 2017 Chair Greg Godsey was presented a plaque to commemorate his service to the Chamber from 2018 Chair Joel Shank.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

2 · 2018 Board of Directors & Officers, New Chairman's Welcome 3 · Message from President & CEO 4 · Your Opportunities for 2018 5 · 2018 By the Numbers... So Far 6 & 7 · Connect with New Members 8 · 2017 Long-Time Member Recognition 9 · Thank You to Renewing Members 10 · Save the Date for ValleyFest 2018

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"Stay Connected and Engaged with Your Chamber in 2018" Joel Shank, Dynamic Aviation Chair

2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS JOEL SHANK, Chair, Dynamic Aviation Group, Inc. GREG GODSEY, Past-Chair, Union Bank & Trust DR. JOHN A. DOWNEY, Chair-Elect, Blue Ridge Community College ERIC BARKEY, Barkey Financial and Trust Services DWIGHT BURACKER, PBMares, LLP KELLY BURKHOLDER, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.Burkholder & Associates RICK CHANDLER, Rockingham County CHIEDO, The Chiedo Companies MIKE FRAZIER, Frazier Quarry JEFF HILL, Local Chop & Grill House CHRISTOPHER JONES, City of Harrisonburg SCOT LILLY, Farm Credit of the Virginias LINDSAY LOPEZ, Advantage Physical Therapy DR. MELISSA LUBIN, James Madison University DEBBIE MCCRAW, Sentara RMH Medical Center FRANK ONCKEN, Skyline Roofing and Stone Hill Construction ERIN OVERSTREET, Gray Television KYLE O’BRIEN, Town of Broadway JONAH PENCE, Farmers & Merchants Bank DONNA PREZIUSO, American National Insurance HEATHER REAM, Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport COURTNEY ROGERS, Immerge Technologies CHRIS ROOKER, Kline May Realty/The Harrisonburg Homes Team MATTHIAS SMITH, Massanutten Resort JOHN STONEBRAKER, MillerCoors Shenandoah Brewery ANDY VANHOOK, Appeal Production RYAN WAID, BotkinRose, PLLC SKIP WEAKLEY, LD&B Insurance & Financial Services VAUGHN ZEPP, LSC Communications, Inc.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE JOEL SHANK, Chair, Dynamic Aviation Group, Inc. GREG GODSEY, Past-Chair, Union Bank & Trust DR. JOHN A. DOWNEY, Chair-Elect, Blue Ridge Community College DWIGHT BURACKER, Vice Chair of Finance, PBMares, LLP DONNA PREZIUSO, Vice Chair of Membership Services, American National Insurance HEATHER REAM - Vice Chair of Events, Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport DR. MELISSA LUBIN, Vice Chair of Community Relations, James Madison University SKIP WEAKLY, Vice Chair of Programs, LD&B Insurance & Financial Services

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Welcome to 2018! It is hard to believe that we are already almost through February, didn’t the Annual Meeting just occur last week? The Chamber had a great year in 2017 with 25 ribbon cuttings, 16 Business After Hours and many other successful events serving and supporting our business community. Frank, Cari, Sheena, Trent & Carlie deserve a big thank you for their continued efforts to make our Chamber the best in Virginia. Greg Godsey, 2017 Chair of the Board, deserves recognition for his tireless efforts the past couple years advocating for our Chamber in various leadership roles. Greg, your service to the Chamber is appreciated and I Iook forward to working with you further in 2018. Thank you for being a member of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest and most respected business organizations in the Shenandoah Valley region. We are a membership organization focused on providing value to our members and the communities in which we live, work and play. As a member, there is so much that you have available for you and your employees to take advantage of this year. The Chamber has made many changes to our Business Smarts educational and professional development classes. All classes are free to attendees and occur the second Friday of each month at the JMU Ice House from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. New for 2018, the Chamber is launching a new leadership and personal development program in partnership with Dove Development and Consulting, called Leadership Smarts. Look for additional information about both programs and their schedules in the Chamber Connector E-Newsletter each Monday. Also new for 2018 is the Chamber blog. Our first guest blogger was none other than Chamber Board of Director Chiedo! Check out his blog posted January 22nd about ‘Doing More with Less Time.’ There is also a great video of Laura Toni-Holsinger talking about leadership in our community posted on February 12th. We believe that these blog posts are valuable to our community and create stronger connections with the many entrepreneurs and leaders we are privileged to rub shoulders with on a daily basis. We have a great year planned for the Chamber in 2018. It will be full of engaging events for you and your employees to enjoy, plenty of opportunities for networking and creating a closer community, and, as always, the Chamber will continue to be a strong advocate for our business community’s interests. If you are wondering how you can be involved, or get more involved in the Chamber’s activities, please reach out to our Executive Committee or Board of Directors. I look forward to seeing all of you at our many Chamber events in 2018.

Joel


"To Advance the commercial…..and civic interest of Said Town and Vicinity" Frank Tamberrino President and CEO

The above phrase was how the original Chamber Bylaws began. The current Bylaws still say that the Chamber of Commerce "exists for the purpose of advancing on behalf of its members agricultural, commercial, industrial, civic, and other similar interests" within the City of Harrisonburg and the County of Rockingham. This is not a column to review history but a reminder that when you invest in your Chamber, you are investing in the community, today and tomorrow. We have a collective voice that can be used to make a difference, and you are part of that collective voice and energy. We recognize, however, that times and circumstances change. We have a lot more members and the majority want to be directly engaged and feel good about where their investment is going. Hopefully, you have already noticed that the Chamber continues to sharpen and improve the benefits available to our members. If not, just take a look through this issue of The Advocate and/or attend one of the Member Success Orientations (for new and existing members) that have been scheduled this year. So, please continue to look for ways you can get involved and naturally to take advantage of your membership. I know that we have a lot of meetings and events, and the reality is that not everyone has a schedule or flexibility to go to everything. It helps you get the most out of your Chamber membership if you can pick and choose what meetings, programs and events to attend. But, even if you don’t have the time to attend events or participate to the degree you would like to, I also ask our members to keep in mind why the Chamber exists. We, of course, want your return-on-investment to be a no-brainer. If you have met a potential customer at a Chamber event or through marketing, picked up some useful information or a lead, sponsored or hosted an event and received some positive exposure, or saved some money using the M2M card, you might be able to quantify your ROI. If you can’t break away because you are too busy or don’t have a big staff, your name is still on the Chamber website and in the Community Profile & Membership Directory 365 days a year. Keep challenging us to provide benefits and value, but also remember that your investment buys so much more for this community. The Chamber’s mission for 102 years has been to make the community a better place to be in business, start a new business, make a difference, live, work and play. We share information and help establish relationships. That’s hard to quantify, particularly for those members who feel guilty about missing meetings and seeing an immediate return for their membership dues. My response is that if you want to make a difference and don’t have time, or as much time as you would like to devote, the Chamber does that for you. We advocate, collaborate and cooperate on your behalf.

Frank CHAMBER STAFF

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FRANK TAMBERRINO · President and CEO

800 Country Club Road | Harrisonburg, VA 22802

SHEENA ARMENTROUT · Director of Membership Development & Investment

(540) 434-3862

CARI OREBAUGH · Director of Marketing & Communications

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TRENT TURNER · Manager of Finance & Administration

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CARLIE FLOYD · Administrative Assistant

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2018 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Your Chamber relies heavily on the support of member businesses for sponsorships throughout the year. From breakfast meetings like the PostSession Legislative Breakfast to large-scale events like ValleyFest, there are many opportunities to be involved. Sponsorship is a great way to gain exposure among fellow members and the public, as well as showing your support of the community. If you are interested in learning more about upcoming opportunities, please contact Cari Orebaugh at cari@hrchamber.org or (540) 434-3862 x 108. Click here to view the 2018 Sponsorship Packet. The Advocate is a quarterly publication of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce. The information published in The Advocate are opinions of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce. © 2018.

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Your Opportunities for 2018 Through leadership, advocacy, networking and promotion your Chamber offers the tools to help your business and our community succeed and grow. We look forward to continuing our second century of building our community together.

Lead

We are the voice of business in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County and play a leadership role in the community's economic well-being. Be a leader through the following Chamber-led programs: Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony · Business Smarts Educational & Professional Development Classes · Economic Outlook Breakfast · Member Success Orientations · Membership Committee · Leadership Harrisonburg-Rockingham · BOLD - Building Optimal Leaders by Design - Program

Advocate

We make your voice heard and your opinion known on public policy issues at the local, state and federal levels. Advocate for your business through the following Chamber-led initiatives: Public Policy Committee · Pre and Post-Session Legislative Breakfasts · Presidential Address · Candidate Forums

Network

We provide numerous opportunities for you to meet people you need to know - potential customers, partners and collaborators. Network through the following Chamber-led programs and events: Business After Hours · Business at Breakfast · Connections · Golf Tournament · Speed Networking · Ambassadors Committee · Regional Business Alliances · Shenandoah Women's Alliance · Aging in Place Roundtable · Event Planning Committees

Promote

Increase your visibility in the community through your member business listing, event sponsorships, advertising opportunities, Chamber website features and more including the following: ValleyFest · Valley Vines Twilight 5K · Community Profile & Membership Directory · The Advocate · Shop Local Holiday Campaign · Chamber Website, Blog and E-Newsletter · Ribbon Cuttings, Groundbreakings and Open Houses

2018 Annual Events

Annual Banquet · January 4 Economic Outlook Breakfast · Winter Post-Session Legislative Breakfast · Spring ValleyFest · May 26 Presidential Address · Summer Golf Tournament · September 14 Valley Vines Twilight 5K · October 5 Connections 2018 · October 18 Pre-Session Legislative Breakfast · Winter Shop Local Holiday Campaign · Winter

Business After Hours

January 18 · Non-Profit Roundtable at MillerCoors February 15 · First Citizens Bank March 1 · Rockingham Union Lodge AF & AM March 15 · Harrisonburg OB/GYN May 3 · May Supply May 17 · Valley Engineering June 21 · Mountain View Dental July 12 · Massanutten Resort August 9 · Harrisonburg Ford September 20 · Union Bank & Trust October 18 · Connections 2018 November 1 · Honey Baked Ham December 13 · Agora Downtown Market

Monthly Events: Business Smarts Educational & Professional Development Classes, Ambassador Committee, Membership Committee, Public Policy Committee, Regional Business Alliances, Aging in Place Roundtable Every Other Month Events: Member Success Orientations Quarterly Events: Business at Breakfast, Leadership Smarts, Shenandoah Women's Alliance, Speed Networking

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2018 by the Numbers... So Far

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First Bank & Trust Co. The Bank That Puts You First www.FirstBank.com Member FDIC

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Connect with New Members

Planning for an upcoming project or program? In need of a local business service resource? Connect with new members below and discuss how you can partner together. The following new members have joined your Chamber since November 20, 2017.

Aurora Counseling & Well-Being PLLC · Laura Copley | http://www.aurora-counseling.com | 540.466.3446

Aurora Counseling is the private practice of Dr. Laura Anne Copley, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Trauma Specialist in Harrisonburg. Whether clients are seeking individual, relationship, or group therapy, Dr. Copley's goal lies in working with them to create a counseling program tailored to fit their needs.

Big Sky Fundraising · Chris Skovira | http://www.bigskyfundraising.com | 540.839.2633

Big Sky Fundraising takes great pride in standing for honorable causes and dedicated service to those in need of raising funds. Contact Big Sky Fundraising for sweet and simple fundraisers.

Briery Branch Community Club · Dennis Cupp | https://www.facebook.com/Briery-Branch-Community-Center-264625894021178/ | 540.828.6619

The Briery Branch Community Club is located on Community Center Road and is a non-profit serving the community since 1954 with a community center and playground.

Cinnamon Bear Bakery & Deli, Inc. · Kate Bray | http://www.cinnbear.com | 540.433.2867

Cinnamon Bear Bakery & Deli's vision is to provide quality, fresh food with a cozy, friendly atmosphere. They pride themselves on delivering the best ingredients with all natural deli meats and cheeses. Enjoy breakfast all day, or a lunch meal, in their cozy restaurant; or order by phone or online for delivery or carry-out.

Dayton Tavern · Diane Roll | http://www.daytontavern.com/home | 540.879.1189

Dayton Tavern is housed in a renovated turn of the century building. The menu includes steaks, a great selection of fresh seafood and an outstanding Sunday Brunch! Swing by the Dayton Tavern for a taste of what the whole town is talking about.

Elkton Progressive Improvement Committee (EPIC) · Jackie Hensley | http://www.elktonepic.com | 540.226.5346

EPIC was formed in 1987 to improve the quality of life in the Town of Elkton. EPIC is a non-profit organization that takes great pride in all our accomplishments. EPIC is organized for the purpose of improving the image and the quality of life in Elkton.

Green Valley Auctions · Elizabeth Evans | http://www.greenvalleyauctions.com | 540.434.4260

Green Valley Auctions is a family-owned auction house that provides estate appraisals and expert estate dispersals. Visit our website to learn how we can meet all your needs from consultation and pick-up to marketing and dispersal. With over 50 years of experience, we have you covered.

GreeneHurlocker, PLC · Jared Burden | https://www.greenehurlocker.com | 703.258.2678

Greenehurlocker, PLC recently expanded their footprint by bringing on a new partner, Jared Burden, to open the firm’s second Virginia office in Harrisonburg. Burden brings more than 27 years of experience as a corporate lawyer. Their new office is located at The Hub in downtown Harrisonburg.

Hank's Grille and Bar · Sabrina McCoy | http://www.hanksgrilleandbar.com | 540.289.7667

Hank's Grille and Bar has become a destination for locals and vacationers alike, as well as premium caterer for the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. Dine in their newly redecorated restaurant, drink a glass of wine or sip on a local draft beer in their lounge, or purchase their famous Sauces and Rubs online.

Hipps Financial Partners, LLC · John Hipps | https://hippsfinancial.com | 540.421.8083

Hipps Financial Partners, LLC exists to simplify your life when dealing with paying bills, budgeting, balancing your checkbook, filing insurance claims, or settling estates. Handling these chores is our specialty and we bring in-house expertise to lighten your load. We are also backed by a network of professional partners with relevant experience and knowledge to help assure that all of your needs are met. Let us worry about those day-to-day financial chores that you may find to be a time-consuming burden so that you can focus on those things in life you enjoy. We can also serve as successor trustee for living trusts and as attorney in fact (power of attorney, or POA). We always handle your affairs in a professional, dependable manner that is tailored to your needs. Confidential information is safe with us and your initial consultation is free.

Kerus Global Education · Marcia Ball | https://kerusglobal.org | 540.438.8782

The mission of Kerus is to inspire, equip and mobilize professionals, organizations, and faith-based communities around the world to actively address important public health and education issues adversely affecting youth and their families.

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Connect with New Members Marceline Vineyards · Susan Pleasant | https://www.marcelinevineyards.com | 540.212.9798

Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Marceline Vineyards is anchored by a beautiful log barn surrounded by patios, gardens, and a hill of wine grapevines. The vineyard and encompassing property is owned and operated by Susan Rudolph Pleasant with the help of her children. With shared family values, love of the land, and extreme determination the dream of opening a vineyard, winery, and event destination is becoming a reality.

Melinda Beam Shenandoah Valley Real Estate · Melinda Beam | https://www.melindabeam.com | 540.476.2100

A Shenandoah Valley native, Melinda Wetsel Beam is proud to call our valley home. With many years of active involvement within her community and church, the most recent focus has been the establishment of Melinda Beam Shenandoah Valley Real Estate (January 2015). With 30 years real estate experience and small business management background, she has a proven record of exemplary customer service, work ethic and determination.

People Places, Inc · Kindall Stevenson | https://peopleplaces.org | 540.437.1857

Founded in 1973 in Staunton, Virginia, People Places was instrumental in establishing and shaping treatment foster care- locally and nationwide. People Places is a private, not for profit agency serving Staunton, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, and the surrounding areas. People Places provides an array of foster care, adoption, and community based services.

Restless Moons Brewing · Jeffrey Moon | https://www.restlessmoons.com | 703.517.9184

We believe that a brewery should be about more than beer. Bringing together the things that make Harrisonburg great, Restless Moons Brewing stands by great beer, great music, and most importantly great people. Come in and hang with us.

Rocktown Realty, LLC · Bernard Hamann | http://www.rocktownrealty.com | 540.705.7080

Rocktown Realty is a great source for rentals and real estate services in Harrisonburg, Virginia and the greater Harrisonburg area. They're proud to provide a compelling new option in realty services and specialize in full service property management, real estate, HOA management services to fit your needs as a landlord, investor, or home owner.

Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation · Craig Stevens | http://www.shenandoahatwar.org | 540.740.4545

In 1996, Congress designated eight counties in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as a National Heritage Area – the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District – which preserves and interprets the region’s significant Civil War battlefields and related historic sites. The effort is led by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, which works with partners to preserve the hallowed ground of the Valley’s Civil War battlefields, to share its Civil War story with the nation, and to encourage tourism and travel to the Valley’s Civil War sites.

StrongFigure Bootcamp · Stephanie Walker | http://strongfigurebootcamp.com | 540.421.9578

StrongFigure Bootcamp workouts are designed specifically to help you build lean muscle which boosts your metabolism and burns fat. The outcome isn’t just a better body; it’s a better, happier, more self-assured YOU. Each workout is customizable to every member, you always have the choice to make each workout only as hard as you want or need it to be.

Valley Olive & Leaf Co., LLC · Christina He'bert | https://valleyoliveleaf.com | 540.209.6499

Located in Elkton, Valley Olive & Leaf Co., LLC carries the highest quality imported and US gourmet extra virgin olive oils, infused and fused olive oils, and balsamic vinegar selection. Samples are provided before shoppers purchase.

Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance · Reid Laughlin | https://www.vafb.com | 540.434.6778

Your Virginia Farm Bureau membership supports farming and agriculture across the commonwealth through advocacy and education. Visit their website to learn more about how we are working on behalf of all Virginians.

Way to Go · Benjamin Craig | http://w2ginc.org | 540.705.6201

Way to Go is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower low-income, working individuals in Harrisonburg-Rockingham to improve their quality of life by assisting them with their transportation needs. Way to Go understands a lack of reliable, dependable, and safe transportation significantly prohibits community members from maintaining employment, accessing essential community services, and reaching overall well-being. Way to Go provides immediate transportation assistance required to keep low-income workers mobile so that they can remain employed - which is essential in order to attain self-sufficiency and financial independence. They provide a hand-up, not a hand-out. Client services provided by Way to Go include either assistance with maintaining or obtaining a vehicle.

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2017 Long-Time Member Recognition The Chamber recognizes long-time members with a plaque of appreciation beginning at year 15 and in five year increments thereafter. We thank these businesses for their continued support of both the Chamber and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham community. Plaques were presented to those members in attendance at the recent Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony.

50 Years: Rockingham Petroleum Coop 45 Years: Burner Well Drilling, Inc. · Turner Travel 35 Years: Camp Horizons, LC 30 Years: Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Koogler Financial Group · Ashby Animal Clinic · Branner Printing Service, Inc. · United Way of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County 25 Years: Domino’s Pizza · The Salvation Army · Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport 20 Years: Affordable Corporate Suites · Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Andrew Huggins, CFP · First Citizens Bank · May Supply Company · Old Dominion Realty · Outback Steakhouse · Union Bank & Trust - Grottoes

Laura Toni-Holsinger, Executive Director of the United Way of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County, with her 30 Year Recognition Plaque.

15 Years: American Red Cross - Central Virginia Chapter · Appalachian Equipment & Supply of Virginia · BioLife Plasma Services · Blosser Insurance Agency · Blue Ridge Bank · Blue Sky Radiator & Electrical Shop Boys & Girls Club of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County · Broadway Metal Works, Inc. · Classic Kitchen & Bath · CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union · Community Foundation Harrisonburg · Courtyard By Marriott · CrossRoads: Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center · Driver Properties, LLC. · Eastern Mennonite University · Echard Insurance Agency Inc. · Excel Steel Works · FairField Center · Gemini Coatings · Generations Crossing · Gift and Thrift Shop, Inc. · Good Shepherd School & Day Care · Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, Inc. · Graham and Poirot CPAs LLC · Gravity Group · Harrisonburg Construction Company, Inc. · Harrisonburg Pediatrics, P.C. · Harrisonburg Women’s Service League · HarrisonburgRockingham Child Day Care Centers, Inc. · Hawk Security Systems Inc. · Jenkins Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. · Johnson Funeral Service, Inc. · Kiwanis Club of Harrisonburg Virginia, Inc. · Leitner Law Group, PLC · Letter Perfect, Inc. · Lindsey Funeral Home & Crematory · Mark Thompson Rockingham Group Massanutten Dining (Great Eastern Purveyors) · Mast Landscapes, Inc. · Mercy House, Inc. · Meriwether Hills Apartments · Michael’s Auto Body · Mid Valley Electric · Mountain Valley Meeting and Retreat Center · Mt. Olivet Christian Church · Packsaddle Ridge Golf Club · Pano’s Restaurant · Pleasant View Inc. · Rhodenizer Construction, LLC · Rockingham Canvas Company, Inc. · Rockingham County Public Schools Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA · Shenandoah Valley Technology Council · Sign Pro · Skyline Literacy · Stern & Heatwole Financial PC · Stone Law Group · TB Pallets LLC · The Beauty Spa LLC · Town of Grottoes, Inc. · Trumbo Electric · Turkey Knob Apples & Peaches · Valley Renovators Inc. · Valley Southern Title LTD

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Thank You to Our 2018 Renewing Members Thank you to the following Chamber members for renewing their 2018 membership dues as of the time of publication. We're proud to be your partner in business and look forward to continuing our second century of building our community together.

Access Dermatology, PC ∙ Alpha Omega Investment Advisors ∙ Alzheimer's Assoc. Central & Western Virginia Chapter ∙ American Red Cross - Central Virginia Chapter ∙ Anicira Veterinary Center ∙ Appalachian Equipment & Supply of Virginia Appalachian Physical Therapy, Inc. ∙ Arts Council of the Valley/Court Square Theater ∙ B & B Electrical Systems ∙ Blue Ridge Beverage ∙ Blue Ridge Christian School ∙ Boys & Girls Club of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County ∙ Bridgewater Historical Society ∙ Broadway Metal Works, Inc. ∙ Brookdale Senior Living Solutions ∙ BrydgeWorks Glass Studio, Supplies and Gifts ∙ Carter Bank & Trust ∙ Cii Service ∙ ComSonics, Inc. ∙ Corrugated Container Corporation ∙ Dayton Catering Co. & Event Planning ∙ DePaul Community Resources ∙ Design Concrete Builders, Inc. ∙ Eastern Mennonite University ∙ Edward Jones - Sean Philpott ∙ Excel Truck Group ∙ Family Life Resource Center ∙ First Tee of Harrisonburg ∙ First Time Cleaning LLC ∙ Fix-It Home Repairs ∙ Foxhill Townhomes/University Management Inc. ∙ Friendship Industries, Inc. ∙ Galindez Painting, Inc. ∙ Generations Crossing ∙ GenHub Inc. DBA The Power Connection ∙ Glass Doctor ∙ Golden Rule Services ∙ Green Valley Moving ∙ Harrisonburg City Public Schools ∙ Harrisonburg Construction Company, Inc. ∙ Harrisonburg Nissan, Inc. ∙ Harrisonburg-Rockingham Child Day Care Centers, Inc. ∙ Harrisonburg Self Storage ∙ Hawk Security Systems Inc. ∙ Hess & Miller, Inc. ∙ High Speed Link.net ∙ Home Instead Senior Care ∙ Integrity Home Mortgage Corp. ∙ Jenkins Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. ∙ JMU Corporate & Foundation Giving ∙ Journeys Crossing ∙ Kanawha Stone Company ∙ Lantz Construction Company ∙ LSC Communications ∙ Leitner Law Group, PLC ∙ Lenhart Pettit PC ∙Mark Thompson - Rockingham Group ∙ Matchbox Realty & Management Services, Inc. ∙ May Supply Company ∙ Merry Maids ∙ MillerCoors Shenandoah Brewery ∙ Montebello Packaging ∙ Mosaic Federal Credit Union ∙ Mt. Olivet Christian Church ∙ Nielsen Builders, Inc. ∙ OASIS Fine Art & Craft ∙ On The Road Collaborative ∙ Pano's Restaurant ∙ Primary Residential Mortgage ∙ Redeemer Classical School ∙ Rhodenizer Construction, LLC ∙ Robert Good Photography Rockingham Construction Co. ∙ Rockingham Cooperative ∙ Rockingham County 4-H ∙ Rockingham Educational Foundation, Inc. ∙ Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA ∙ The Rockingham Group ∙ Rockydale Mundy Quarries ∙ Second Home Child Care Center ∙ Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival ∙ Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative ∙ Shenandoah Women's Healthcare ∙ Sherri's Crab Cakes ∙ Shickel Corporation ∙ Showalter's Orchard & Greenhouse, LLC DBA Old Hill ∙ Skyline Roofing ∙ Spotless Specialty Cleaning & Restoration ∙ The Beauty Spa LLC ∙ The Studio Hair Salon and Day Spa ∙ The UPS Store ∙ Timberview Crossing ∙ Turkey Knob Apples & Peaches ∙ VBS Mortgage ∙ Valley Building Supply ∙ Valley Program for Aging Services - Harrisonburg/Rockingham Region ∙ Union Station Restaurant and Bar ∙ Valley Renovators Inc. ∙ Valley Southern Title LTD ∙ Virginia Blood Services ∙ W. A. Hartman Memorials ∙ Wal-Mart #1726 ∙ Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC

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SAVE THE DATE VALLEYFEST BEER & WINE FESTIVAL

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The Winter Issue of The Advocate is now available on the Chamber's website and by clicking here. This is the first 2018 digital version of T...

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The Winter Issue of The Advocate is now available on the Chamber's website and by clicking here. This is the first 2018 digital version of T...

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