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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.