Winchester-Frederick County Lodging Revenues Jump 8.1% in 2016

The Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau (WFCCVB), a joint-funded collaborative destination marketing effort by the City of Winchester and Frederick County, is proud to report that the area saw a very strong tourism year in 2016, outperforming national key lodging metrics and showing tremendous improvements in visibility and awareness. The combined Winchester and Frederick […]

American Woodmark to Invest $30 Million to Consolidate Headquarters in Frederick County

American Woodmark Corporation, a major manufacturer of quality kitchen and bath cabinets for the home, will invest $30 million to consolidate headquarters operations in Frederick County. Virginia successfully competed for this project, which will retain 377 jobs, in addition to creating 55 new jobs. American Woodmark Corporation manufactures and distributes kitchen cabinets and vanities for […]

Expansion of Andros Foods in Shenandoah County Will Create 160 New Jobs

Andros Foods North America will invest $73 million in the next three years to expand its operation in Shenandoah County. The company will add production and warehouse space and equipment to increase apple processing capacity for pouch products, as well as process additional fruits. Virginia successfully competed against other states for the project, which will […]

Green Turtle Sports Bar Coming to Winchester

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille announced today that it will open a new franchise location in Winchester, Va., later this year. The family-friendly, sports-themed casual dining restaurant will debut in the Kernstown Commons retail center that currently features an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and a Country Inn & Suites By Carlson. GT Winchester, LLC […]

Former School Superintendent Rick Leonard Joins Local Financial Planning Firm

Sept. 15, 2014—S. Bruce Allen, president of Old Dominion Insurance & Investments, Inc. in Winchester, Va., is proud to announce the addition of Rick Leonard, the recently retired superintendent of Winchester Public Schools, to his staff. Old Dominion, a Financial Center for PlanMember Securities Corporation, provides retirement investment planning and financial education opportunities for educators […]

The Fret Shop Comes to Winchester for Lovers of Fine Stringed Instruments  

Winchester, Virginia – August 19, 2014 – THE FRET SHOP of Winchester officially opens this month.  The Shop specializes in guitar and stringed instrument repairs, tune-ups and instrument set-ups, as well as sales of vintage, new and used fretted instruments, amplifiers and other accessories.  Owner, Jonathan Rose, who has worked locally as a furniture maker […]

Westridge Energy in Shenandoah County Acquired by ENERActive Solutions

ASBURY PARK, N.J – Specialty energy consulting, engineering, and project development firm ENERActive Solutions, LLC announced on July 1, 2014 it has acquired Westridge Energy, LLC of Shenandoah, VA. Westridge Energy is a technology leader in the development and integration of energy metering and monitoring solutions for commercial, industrial, and institutional clients nationwide. This acquisition furthers the capacity of […]

Microsoft Phone Scam Makes a Resurgence

Cybercriminals often use the names of well-known companies, like ours, in their scams. They think it will convince you to give them money or your personal information. While they usually use email to trick you, they sometimes use the telephone, instead. Common scams that use the Microsoft name Someone from “Microsoft Tech Support” calls to […]

Drone Use Comes to Farming

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — This growing season, crop researchers at the University of Illinois are experimenting with the use of drones – unmanned aerial vehicles – on the university’s South Farms. Dennis Bowman, a crop sciences educator with U. of I. Extension, is using two drones to take aerial pictures of crops growing in research plots […]

Howard Shockey & Sons Makes Top Contractor List

Winchester, Va. — Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. has been listed on Engineering News Record (ENR) magazine’s list of the Top 400 General Contractors in the United States. ENR, published by McGraw-Hill, is a well-respected weekly publication that provides news, analysis, data and opinion for the construction industry worldwide. Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. is […]

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