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.
The Harrisonburg Economic Development Authority will hold a meeting Friday to discuss the terms of an agreement for a financial grant for Shenandoah Valley Organic's new plant in the city, according to Michael Parks, city spokesman.
The Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity Board has awarded $821,000 to the Shenandoah Valley Partnership for six sites in the region, according to a March 18 press release.
Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, along with Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, have reintroduced a bill to allow training programs and other short-term credential programs to be eligible for federal Pell Grants.
Some Sentara employees who have worked through the pandemic will receive bonuses of up to $1,500, according to a Wednesday press release from the Norfolk-based health care system.
The days can be long for Josh Stephens of Quicksburg.
The historic Wetsel Seed complex in downtown Harrisonburg is slated for public auction on April 26 at noon.
Area business experts say the lack of affordable child care isn’t just a child development issue, but an economic development issue as well.
Rizwan Habeeb had never heard of Harrisonburg until a job offer came up.
The decline in the number of dairy farms has slowed, but the losses are not likely to be made up soon, according to Eric Paulson, vice president and treasurer of the Virginia State Dairymen’s Association.
“The 10 million job question.”
Digital sales have become an increasingly important tool for restaurants to weather the largest industry crisis in memory — the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce is rolling out a new program to support minority-owned businesses.
As COVID-19 cases drop and vaccination numbers rise, the presence of doubt about the vaccine itself has led to some deciding not to get inoculated against the illness, which has shaken nations and economies across the globe.
The consolidation of the drugstore industry has put the town of Bridgewater in a “tough spot,” according to Alex Wilmer, assistant town manager.
Grayson Hopkins, of Edinburg, is one of the roughly half a million Virginians who lost their jobs when the economy collapsed as the number of COVID-19 cases swelled and the government mandated shutdowns back last spring.
As a child in Pittsburgh, Michael Claypoole would go to the movies with his friends and his family.
Carroll “C.J.” Hill still carries a part of his time at the now-gone Harrisonburg Dunham-Bush plant with him everywhere.
Wednesday’s announcement of Valley Guard Supply’s $1 million expansion shares something in common with another major economic development project announced in November: Harrisonburg and company officials were mum on the developments until a formal announcement came down from Gov. Ralph North…
Valley Guard Supply, a Harrisonburg mask manufacturer, will create 45 new jobs as the company continues to grow, according to a Feb. 10 announcement from the Office of Gov. Ralph Northam.
Early Tuesday evening, James Blankenship, 52, parked his truck in a northern Harrisonburg truck lot after having just been in New York City for work.
In December, unemployment for the Harrisonburg metro area rose for the first time since May and employment figures declined for the second month in a row, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
When snow fell Sunday, Tommy Urglavitch was reminded of his former home — Philadelphia.
Gigi and Jack Foster have run Appalachian Trail Outfitters in Luray since 2018, and in June, they opened their second location in downtown Elkton.
Though some may have decided to put off retirement due to the COVID-19 economic collapse, there is still demand for spots at area retirement communities.
Virginia has recovered over half of the jobs lost during the initial pandemic economic crash, according to Joe Mengedoth, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond economist.
The Bennington-Horton family had only opened its eatery five months before the pandemic struck.
F&M Bank will expand into Winchester and Frederick County, according to a press release from the Timberville-based firm.
Local tax experts are anticipating a busy, confusing tax season with recent changes to code and various disruptions in employment and government payments during the pandemic.
Though the pandemic will reduce the positive economic impact of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament in Harrisonburg, it will still benefit the area, according to local economic development experts.
Nearly a year ago, Travis and Corri Loan visited their first Island Wing Co. location in Florida.
Last-minute shopping for some was children’s toys, games, books and clothes. For others it meant a sandwich.
Frank Tamberrino, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce president and CEO of 11 years, is stepping down on Jan. 31 as he takes “a break” from a career that spans over four decades in economic development.
The Harrisonburg metro area is the 21st best place to work in manufacturing out the nation’s 378 metro areas, according to a study by SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company.
Sadie LeClair, 20, was teaching at Pleasant Valley Elementary School in Harrisonburg and studying at Blue Ridge Community College when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Public hearings are planned for a potential multifamily development between Blue Ridge Drive, Country Club Road, Country Club Court and the railway during Wednesday’s Planning Commission meeting, according to city documents.
Construction is underway and plans are being approved for a slew of developments in the Stone Spring corridor near Sentara RMH Medical Center, according to documents provided by Rockingham County staff Friday.
Campus Apartments, one of the country’s largest student-housing companies, has bought the Aspen Heights property in Rockingham County.
Online sales were expected to reach record levels of between $10.8 billion and $12.7 billion in the run-up to Cyber Monday’s sales frenzy, according to data from multiple sources such as Bloomberg and Forbes.
The new Shenandoah Valley Organic packaging plant in Harrisonburg will create 110 new jobs, according to a Tuesday press release from the office of Gov. Ralph Northam.