The COVID-19 pandemic has caused universities to shift graduations and other usual landmarks that would bring in students and families for stays at area hotels.

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Red Front Supermarket will be having a liquidation auction Saturday, with items such as the Golden Skillet sign that shined on Chicago Avenue, down to brooms and mop buckets the market’s employees and owners used to keep the floors gleaming, available for bid.

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Business partners Mark Lee, of Rockingham County, and Robbie Yeaman, of Madison, have bought the old Golden Corral property on East Market Street in Harrisonburg and plan to build a car wash on a portion of it.

Kodiak Properties LLC sold its shopping center to Elkton Plaza LLC for $5 million, according to a release from real estate and investment firm Colliers International.

Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are both slated to receive $10,000 as part of a $866,000 grant program originally announced in June, according to a Wednesday release from the office of Gov. Ralph Northam.

NEW MARKET — Kimberly Ashby, of Stafford, planned to face her fear of flying head on by jumping out of an airplane at New Market Airport a week after her 47th birthday back in May.

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The developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced Sunday that they are canceling the multi-state natural gas project, citing delays and “increasing cost uncertainty.”

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The next meeting of the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board to discuss state emergency temporary standards for workplace safety during the pandemic will be on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m., according to an email from Princy Doss, the director of policy, planning and public information with the Vir…

After spiking in April, the unemployment rate for localities in the Valley recovered somewhat in May, according to the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, though regional jobless rates are still roughly three times higher than May 2019.

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The day before most of the state entered Phase 3 of its reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ralph Northam said that restaurants would still not be allowed to serve guests at their bars in a reversal that changed local restaurant owners’ calculations.

Paul Hansbarger, the owner of Lineage, a Harrisonburg bag producer, borrowed money from the city through the Disaster Impact Loan Program during the COVID-19 pandemic to help keep himself and three of his part-time employees from falling off payroll.

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Matthew C. Sunderlin, a managing partner of the Harrisonburg law firm of Clark & Bradshaw, has been recognized as being a top Elder Law attorney by Super Lawyers magazine, according to a press release. This is the eighth consecutive year that Sunderlin has been recognized as a Super Lawy…

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Glo Fiber is continuing to dig lines and connect homes in Harrisonburg to its internet service, as the firm expands its competition with Comcast’s Xfinity.

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There was a roughly 10% reduction in total non-farm jobs in the Harrisonburg metro area between February and April, a figure that translates to roughly 7,400 positions disappearing, according to April data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Valley Mall reopened on Friday, however, not all the stores and restaurants inside the mall have continued business just yet, according to a press release.

As Harrisonburg restaurants open today and into the weekend, city staff is using the time to gauge what steps they can take to increase visits to local businesses, according to Brian Shull, the city’s director of economic development.

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As a truck pulled into TSSI Inc. on Wednesday, staff was excited. Not for the simple arrival of a tractor trailer, but about what was inside.

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The number of guests has dropped at the Hotel Madison and events are being canceled at the adjoining Shenandoah Valley Conference Center due to COVID-19, according to facility managers.

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Dairy producers and companies were expecting a strong 2020, according to Eric Paulson, treasurer and executive secretary of the Virginia State Dairymen’s Association.

Of all the culture audits I have performed, the vast majority of organizations I have surveyed need to improve in the same area. In my surveys, I look at how these organizations score in appreciation, morale, trust, and communication. In three out of every four organizations, the culture com…

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On April 3, Pilgrim’s Pride employees at the plant just outside Timberville’s town limits protested the working conditions and claimed they had been told by staff that fellow workers had tested positive for COVID-19.

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As many other businesses start to wind down or close in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Valley plastic manufacturer, Artisan Packaging in Harrisonburg, is increasing production of its health care products to keep up with demand, according to Jay Veenis, the plant manager.

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Massanutten Resort has ceased all sales operations for its timeshare units and tours of properties, according to Kenny Hess, the director of sports and safety.

On Feb. 28, James Madison University finalized the purchase of 201 Port Republic Road in Harrisonburg, according to Rockingham County real estate records.

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In 1951, 23-year-old Greek soldier Konstantinos George “Gus” Floros sat down with an officer to discuss an honorable discharge for himself to move to America.

Between March 7 and March 21, the number of residents filing jobless claims in the area shot up by as much as 4,800%, according to the most recent data available from the Virginia Employment Commission.

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Area medical personnel are self-isolating for free at the Sleep Inn & Suites in Harrisonburg to reduce the risk of bringing COVID-19 anywhere near their families.

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Steve Cooke, the general manager of Friendly City Food Co-op, would listen to National Public Radio during his commute to Harrisonburg from his home in Augusta County.

Values are important to corporate culture. Companies go to great lengths to list these lofty sounding concepts. Then they put them on plaques on the wall in their lobbies. But values do not have any power unless those companies operationalize their values.

Over 100 guests attended the second Diversity in Business event hosted by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce at the Lucy F. Simms Center, according to Chris Jones, a city councilman and member of the chamber’s diversity council.

Over 100 guests attended the second Diversity in Business event hosted by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce at the Lucy F. Simms Center, according to Chris Jones, a city councilman and member of the chamber’s diversity council.