Lumber Liquidators, a hardwood flooring company, confirmed the company will be opening a location in Suite A 1866 East Market St. at the former location of Pier 1 Imports in Harrisonburg. The store is slated to have a soft opening Sept. 20. It will be Lumber Liquidators 17th store in Virginia.

HARRISONBURG — The Shenandoah Valley Partnership, a regional economic development program sponsored by James Madison University, presented its annual report on Wednesday at Blue Ridge Community College’s Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center in Weyers Cave.

HARRISONBURG — To some, poultry processing is business. To Corwin Heatwole, CEO of Shenandoah Valley Organics and a sixth-generation farmer from Bath County, it’s personal.

HARRISONBURG — Costs associated with health care continue to rise across the country, and to find out the local impact, the Daily News-Record spoke with area experts Summer Sage and Timothy Jost.

HARRISONBURG — As hemp production in Virginia ramps up, one hemp product, Cannabidiol oil, has found its way into many Harrisonburg stores.

HARRISONBURG — Within 15 minutes of opening, there were more people inside the new location of Gamer Oasis at 140 East Wolfe St. in Harrisonburg than were even allowed to be in the business’s old location on South Carlton Street.

VERONA — The Augusta County Board of Zoning Appeals voted to table the decision to affirm, reverse or modify the decision by county Zoning Administrator Sandra Bunch to allow Flow Hydration to operate without a special use permit on the Seawright Springs facility located at 40 Seawright Road…

VERONA - The Augusta County Board of Supervisors voted to table the decision on whether to affirm, reverse or modify the decision by Sandra Bunch, county zoning administrator, to allow Flow to operate at Seawright Springs in Mount Sidney without a special use permit during Wednesday’s meeting.

HARRISONBURG — F&M Bank, a locally owned and operated financial institution, has started collecting votes for its first “Local Business You Love” contest, where the winner will receive $10,000 from the bank.

HARRISONBURG — The Virginia Department of Taxation has closed Sipe’s Restaurant and Bar in Harrisonburg for a debt of $19,390.24 in unpaid state taxes, according to Department of Taxation documents posted on the door of the East Market Street eatery.

HARRISONBURG — The nationwide unemployment rate is 3.3%, forcing employers to look wider and harder for employees to fill in jobs, said Debby Hopkins, workforce officer for the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board.

HARRISONBURG — A stormcloud over the Harrisonburg solar industry has been blown away this week as the Harrisonburg Electric Commission announced that it would not be changing the reimbursement approach to solar energy producers during its meeting.

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HARRISONBURG — The upcoming $2.2 billion in improvements on Interstate 81 were included in a report called “Highway Boondoggles 5” put forward by think-tanks Frontier Group and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.

HARRISONBURG — Shenandoah Growers, an indoor agriculture company, is undergoing a major expansion to its location in Harrisonburg, which is part of a $100 million investment in the company’s three locations in Virginia over the next year.

HARRISONBURG — U.S. Rep. Ben Cline, R-Lexington, along with a group of bipartisan legislators, introduced the Small Business Reorganization Act to simplify the bankruptcy process for small businesses on Tuesday.

HARRISONBURG — As internet speed becomes increasingly vital to business viability, rural communities without fast, reliable access to the internet are often passed over by companies looking to set up shop.

HARRISONBURG — Sarah Layman brings her best everyday, whether she’s greeting customers, folding boxes, making pizzas or working the cash register, which is her favorite part of her job at the Waynesboro Domino’s Pizza.

HARRISONBURG — Dozens of business leaders learned about the tax grants and incentives available to those who hire a diverse workforce at a Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce event at the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center on Wednesday afternoon.

HARRISONBURG — Trucking tonnage across the nation increased more than 7% in April, despite a decline in current rates and volume of freight, according to data from American Trucking Associations.

HARRISONBURG — As the population continues to age, demand for elderly care services continues to rise, and Sentara RMH Medical Center is slated to move its home health and hospice offices to a larger location to account for the growth in staff.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY — Ryan Hite’s first golf course was Lakeview Golf Club at the age of 11, and now, after several years away, he’s back on the green as the club’s general manager.

HARRISONBURG — The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity will host a free information and networking session at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington on Wednesday.

HARRISONBURG — Summit after summit, American and Chinese government trade representatives have failed to agree on changes to the trade conditions between two of the largest economies in the world over the past several years.

HARRISONBURG — The unemployment rate in the Harrisonburg metro area returned to 3% during March, matching January’s levels after a small increase to 3.1% in February. In March 2018, the unemployment rate for the area was 3.2%.