The Virginia Contractors Group Self-Insurance Association and The VACO Board of Directors recently announced at their annual meeting that Harman Construction, Inc. of Harrisonburg, was the winner of the Best in Class Award for Safety in the General Construction classification.

The number of workers in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County crossed back over 70,000 in November for the first time since employment figures were hammered by government shutdowns and the sudden drop in consumer confidence from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the most recent data availabl…

Park View Federal Credit Union announced the hiring of Adam Riggleman to serve as its first full-time financial education manager. Riggleman will partner with local area schools and businesses to provide free financial education resources to help individuals of all ages.

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WOODSTOCK — Dakota Carney looked down off the bridge over the steady rumbling sound of tractor-trailers and passenger cars traveling underneath.

The global COVID-19 pandemic that destroyed consumer confidence and has claimed nearly 5 million lives has changed the saving habits of Americans, including Valley residents.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Glo Fiber, a Valley internet service provider, has partnered with cloud company CSG Field Service Management to improve services, according to a press release.

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.

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.

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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.

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.