Culpeper Times • January 26-February 1, 2017
The Chamber ADVANTAGE Culpeper Chamber of Commerce » JANUARY 2017 » Volume 3, Issue 26
members in the news
Pictured left to right: Dave Barber, ASWA Competition Chairman, Narmada Wineries Sudha Patil, Pandit Patil, Grant Crandall, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association President. Congratulations to Pandit and Sudha Patil, owners of Narmada Winery, who attended a gala awards ceremony at the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill in December. The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association® in cooperation with the Congressional Wine Caucus hosted the Twelfth Annual Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition. Pandit and Sudha were presented with a certificate for achieving a Gold Medal Best In Category for Narmada Melange 2014, a meritage-style blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot grapes. The current vintage is available at the winery, and the award-winning wine, yet to be released, is available by special order.
Davis St. They have a new teacher, Andria Corso, that is sharing her love of Piyo and Barbie Babcock has returned to teach Vinyasa Yoga. Happy Winter!
The Culpeper Business Women proudly announces its newly installed officers of for 2017.Ginny Koontz, Secretary, Becky Ramsey, Vice President, Tonda Hopkins, President, Tammy Powell, Treasurer, Pat Martin, Parliamentarian. PermaTreat Pest Control is celebrating 50 years in business this year. PermaTreat was founded by Joe Wilson in 1967. Today PermaTreat has 7 locations in Virginia and provides services to over 25,000 customers each year. Lawrie Parker, Executive Director of the Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center has been reappointed to a two year term on the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Mediator Complaint Review Panel. The panel reviews formal complaints made against mediators and recommends a course of action. Ms. Parker has served in this capacity for the past 16 years. pranapiloga is excited to announce they have settled into our new location at 162 E.
Dogwood Village would like to recognize Megan Holley for her contributions to
Narmada Winery has been granted approval through the county to host 10 outdoor weddings of up to 250 attendees per year. The editors at Wine Enthusiast have recently rated and reviewed Narmada's wines! Narmada's Bourdeaux blend Yash Vir 2014 won Best in Class in the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Narmada Melange 2014 and Cabernet Sauvignon both received silver medals. Congratulations! Stephanie Jenkins and Pam Sutphin of Early’s Carpet, Inc. just became certified in fabric and upholstery cleaning. This allows them to better advise customers on how to care for their upholstery. Please join us in congratulating them on their newest accomplishment! Tim Carlson, CPP from Studio C Photography was in San Antonio last week to attend PPA Imaging USA, continue training, and update his Certified Professional Photographer status. The trade show was interesting but the classes were the best! Luke Neale has been named Fertilizer Plant Manager at CFC Farm & Home Center in Culpeper. Luke was formerly the Assistant Plant Manager and has been employed at CFC since 2009. James Alther is retiring from the position of Fertilizer Plant Manager after 49 years employed with CFC Farm & Home Center. A reception in James’ honor was held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Foti’s Restaurant. We wish James well in his retirement. Long & Foster Real Estate welcomes Anne Rogers to its Culpeper office. Rogers will specialize in working with homebuyers and sellers. “We are very excited and fortunate to have Anne join our team of highly trained professionals,” said Theresa Dalman, manager of the Culpeper Sales office. “The combination of Long & Foster and Anne’s unique skills and knowledge will no doubt provide the highest level of service to local buyers and sellers.”
the facility. Megan is a junior at Liberty University. She was introduced to the facility after her grandmother, Elizabeth Holley Goodwin moved into the facility. She is pictured with resident, Philippi Brown. Congratulations to The Law Office of Marie Washington, PLC has been selected as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in the State of Virginia for 2017 by American Society of Legal Advocates. Each year, less than 1.5% lawyers nationwide are selected. ARiA demonstrated its artificial-intelligence cognitive assistant MICA to over five hundred top-level military officers from fifty countries at the NATO Chiefs of Transformation Conference hosted by the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation in Norfolk this past December. Daniel Dutter, employed by Bo Kilby of R W Kilby Wire and Water, will complete the 4 year Electrical Apprenticeship program at Germanna Community College this spring. The Culpeper Wellness Foundation Board of Directors recently elected the following officers for 2017: Richard Harrington, Chair; Charles Barrell, Vice Chair; Tripp Butler, Treasurer; Dr. Thomas Reynolds, Secretary. The board also approved the nominations of 4 new board members: Shirley Ann Bayne, Debbie Bennett, David Jones and Gregg Napps.