Virginia added 2,700 jobs in September as the recovery continues its sluggish march to draw more people back into the labor force, according to the most recent preliminary jobs data released by the Virginia Employment Commission on Friday.
The Shenandoah Community Capital Fund, a Valley economic development group, has received $1.5 million in federal grant funding to support innovation and business in the region, according to Director Debbie Irwin.
Sentara Healthcare is offering one-time bonuses of up to $2,000 for employees who were or are hired before Nov. 20 and remain employed by Dec. 9, among other eligibility requirements, according to a Monday press release from the Norfolk-based health care system.
An Italian meat company is investing nearly $100 million in its first American production facility in Rockingham County, which will create 150 jobs, according to a Thursday press release from Gov. Ralph Northam.
Valley residents on Medicare, like those across the country, have the opportunity soon to potentially save money on their prescriptions, according to local experts.
ELKTON — East Rockingham County plastic manufacturer Virginia Industrial Plastics is investing $6.5 million to increase production, according to a Thursday press release from the office of Gov. Ralph Northam.
The new center of Shenandoah Valley Gastroenterology, PLLC, has been fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
CAVA, a Washington D.C. Mediterranean food chain, is slated to invest $30 million to build a new 57,000-square-foot processing and packaging facility in Verona, according to a press release from Gov. Ralph Northam.
Timberville-based F&M Bank appointed three new board members, Daphyne Saunders Thomas, John Willingham and Hannah Hutman, at the July meeting of the board of directors, according to a Sept. 2 press release from the bank.
The availability of child care is limiting mothers' ability to rejoin the labor force, according to employers, economic experts and a local child care expert.
A new elder care facility is slated to open just outside Harrisonburg in the spring, according to the company’s website.
Harrisonburg native Melissa Martin Mayhew has been named a partner at city financial investment advisory firm Stategent Financial, according to a press release.
A new group being launched aims to bring businesses together to jointly find solutions to some of the problems employers are facing in today’s business climate.
HINTON — When Dayton native Aaron Barnhart first started Go Powertrain almost seven years ago, he was every department — accounting, sales, warranty, support — rolled into one.
Glo Fiber, a Valley internet service provider, has partnered with cloud company CSG Field Service Management to improve services, according to a press release.
Dave Gibbs thought he might just be becoming a cranky old man around his 65th birthday in June.
In June, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County reached a milestone of recovering over two-thirds of the jobs lost in March and April 2020, according to Joe Mengedoth, a Richmond Federal Reserve Bank economist.
The Wetsel Seed complex in downtown Harrisonburg is now up for sale after the owners declined an offer fetched at an April 26 auction.
The state is performing "after action reviews" on supply lines including those for personal protective equipment, according to Shawn Talmadge, Virginia deputy secretary of public safety and homeland security and Gov. Ralph Northam’s homeland security adviser.
Chris Ashley had been importing masks for months, one of the many suppliers with connections in China helping to bring needed personal protective equipment to American shores as domestic supply couldn’t keep pace.
Local plastic manufacturers said industry shifts to be more environmentally friendly are positive both for nature and continued business operations.
Singers Glen poultry farmer Dalton Wenger didn’t like what he saw, but there wasn’t much choice.
There wasn’t a clear answer for Valley brothers-in-law Allen Stoltzfus and John Fairfield as the 1980s computer screen blinked back at them.
Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission staff are working on a new agricultural center planned for Rockingham or Augusta County based on the results of a recently completed study.
The Shenandoah Valley Technology Council has announced the winners of the Tech Nite 21 awards.
An earlier version of this story misidentified one of the new partners of Brown Edwards from the Harrisonburg office.
Richmond investment firm Davenport and Co. has opened a branch in Harrisonburg with hires of Abram "Abe" Halterman and Tabatha "Tabby" Diehl, according to a press release.
In October 2010, Keith Spitzer was at the Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene for a forum about the ongoing merger efforts between Rockingham Memorial Hospital and nonprofit hospital group Sentara.
Coldwell Banker Premier, a realty firm, has opened a new office in Harrisonburg on Evelyn Byrd Avenue, according to a press release.
Paul Eberly, the chief credit officer of F&M Bank, has been named by the Independent Community Bankers Association as one of the "Emerging Community Bank Leaders" in the third annual 40 under 40 list for 2021, according to a press release.
Sentara will no longer be merging with Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health, according to a Wednesday press release from Sentara.
HINTON — On May 14, the Chaudheri family became the newest owners of a west Rockingham County market that is a gathering place for residents of the area.
Slovenian plastics manufacturer SIBO GROUP will establish its U.S. headquarters in Harrisonburg, according to a press release from the office of Gov. Ralph Northam.
The stock of available homes in the Valley dropped by 40% by the end of April compared to the same month last year, according to the April Homes Sales Report from Virginia Realtors.
The competition for workers has led to an increase in pay for low-wage positions that is trickling upward, raising wages for those in high-paying positions as well, according to economic experts with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
ELKTON — Ann Tinnell of Shenandoah had an errand to run before getting home from work on Thursday.
As the vaccination rate rises, local restaurants are also seeing an increase in visits, according to local operators.
Valley general contracting firm Nielsen Builders has promoted six employees, according to a Tuesday press release.
The owner of several Valley Dairy Queen locations won an award for his commitment to supporting local youth, according to a Dairy Queen press release.
On Saturday, some workers across the state clocked in like usual, but their paycheck will be bigger come payday.
The price of diesel, like other commodities, has risen over the past few months. However, the reasons for the diesel increases are somewhat different from the hikes seen in other commodity products.
Ron Voltin has tried many things to get new workers.
The median days on the market for a home in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County dropped by nearly 62% in the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2020, according to data from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of Realtors.
On Thursday, Pendleton Community Bank announced it will acquire three Carter Bank and Trust offices in the region.
Virginia’s employment recovery remains sluggish, as only 800 new nonfarm payroll positions were created in March, according to data released Friday by the Virginia Employment Commission.
Material shortages and supply line disruption during the pandemic has led to sky-high prices, such as lumber.
Though the unemployment rate has recovered from peaking in double digit percentages during the COVID-19 pandemic, data increasingly show a stalled job recovery, according to Richmond Federal Reserve Bank economists.
The Harrisonburg Economic Development Authority approved two resolutions opening the door for state and city money to flow to Shenandoah Valley Organic for its new site at 350 Acorn Drive.
Sentara announced it is accelerating its goal to raise its starting minimum wage to $15 an hour, according to press release from the Norfolk-based health care system.
A grant from the regional economic development group GO Virginia will be used to create an online interface for small-scale agricultural producers to more effectively get their product to market, according to a Thursday press release from GO Virginia.