Chamber of Commerce prepares for Greater Good Awards

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The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the annual Greater Good Awards which will take place on Thursday, March 7th at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

The semi-formal celebration will host over 300 guests to recognize business leaders from the area with the purpose of celebrating “outstanding individuals and businesses for the contributions they make to the quality of life and economic stability of our region through genuine community commitment, dedication to excellence, and ethical and creative business practices.”

Award categories include:

  • Small Business of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Non-Profit of the Year
  • CTE Teacher of the Year
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Emerging Leader Award
  • Lifetime Community Impact Award

The event will also include dinner, a cash bar, and opportunities to support the Chamber Foundation’s scholarship fund for local youth.

To register the event or view a list of this year’s nominees, click here

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New teachers welcomed to Warren County

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The Front Royal Warren Chamber of Commerce will host a reception for new teachers on Tuesday.

The reception will welcome almost 100 new teachers for the 2022-23 school year at Warren County Middle School starting at 11:30 am.

If you would like your organization to be represented at the event contact the Chamber at 201 East Main Street Front Royal no later than Monday.

Items for the teacher welcome bags must be dropped off at the Chamber Office by noon Monday.

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News Maker Niki Foster on the return of Wine and Craft

The Virginia Wine and Craft Festival returns to Front Royal on May 21.

We spoke with Front Royal Chamber of Commerce President Niki Foster about it in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Niki tells us about the return of the event after 2 years.

She also tells us about the wines that will be on hand for the event as well as beer being available.

Niki also tells us that she could really use some volunteers to help out.

Click here for Niki’s interview.

All the details along with ticket information and volunteer opportunity are available by clicking here.

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REC is named large business of the year

A press release from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) shows that the cooperative has been named large business of the year.

The designation comes from the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber represents over 430 businesses, civic organizations, educational institutions and entrepreneurs.

REC was recognized for its commitment to its member owners and communities they serve.

REC was sighted for the community support it offers from grants, donations and volunteerism to performing their daily duties of providing power to the communities they serve.

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Front Royal offers refunds on VA. Wine and Craft tickets and fees

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The Front Royal Chamber of Commerce regretted having to cancel the fall edition of VA. Wine and Craft Festival in downtown Front Royal.

If you were holding advance tickets to the event a full refund on your purchase is available.

Vendor fee returns are available or you are offered the option of using that to secure your position for the May 21, 2022 event.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to info@frontroyalchamber.com.

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News Maker Niki Cales on the VA. Wine and Craft Festival need of volunteers

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This weekend Front Royal Chamber of Commerce will present a fall edition of the VA. Wine and Craft Festival.

We spoke to Chamber Executive Director Niki Cales about the need for volunteers for the event in our latest News Maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Niki tells us of the need and the scaled down edition of VA. Wine and Craft Festival.

Click here for Niki’s interview.

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Front Royal Chamber cancels Business after Hours

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The Front Royal Chamber of Commerce, with regrets, have decided to cancel tomorrow’s Business after Hours meeting.

Due to the continued rise in COVID-19 case numbers in the community the decision was made to cancel the Aug. 19 program.

The Chamber will continue to monitor the numbers and will make decisions on future indoor events accordingly.

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Waggin’ for Dragons is back Aug. 7

One of the region’s biggest fundraisers is set for Aug. 7 benefiting the United Way, Chamber of Commerce and Humane Society of Front Royal Warren County .

Waggin’ for Dragons is a boat race along the Shenandoah River with teams of 20 members.

This is a great opportunity for team building for businesses, churches, families and friends but prepping is essential.

There are also opportunities for sponsorship as well as volunteering.

You can find out more about Waggin’ for Dragons at hswcevents.org/wagginfordragons or by calling (540) 635-4734.

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Front Royal Warren County offers consulting service

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In an effort to kickstart the local economic recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic.

The town of Front Royal and the Warren County Chamber of Commerce are partnering to offer small business consulting services.

Herb Melrath is a former Front Royal business owner and currently runs his own consulting business locally.

Contact Mr. Melrath at (719) 284-2291 to set up an appointment for a consultation.

The service is available to prospective and existing business owners.

Front Royal Warren County Chamber membership is not required for this service.

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