Winter 2012

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Winter 2012

Chamber Kicks off 2012 with 95th Annual

Banquet & Awards Ceremony

The HRCC held its Annual Banquet and Awards

Ceremony on January 5, 2012 at the JMU Festival Conference

& Student Center. This year marked the 95th consecutive

year for the banquet! Nearly 500 chamber members and local

and state officials came together to make this one of the best

attended banquets in our history. The theme of the event,

“A Night at the Speakeasy - a Step Back in Time” created a

celebratory atmosphere and encouraged attendees to dress in

twenties-inspired attire… and many of them did!

The evening began with a reception featuring a jazz

ensemble, photo booth complete with props and plenty of time

for connecting with fellow Chamber Members. Dinner and the

awards portion of the evening followed with several individuals

being honored for their commitment to this area in both

business and agriculture. Dave and Terri Bruce of Rainbow

Hill Farm were named the 2011 Farm Family Stewardship

award winners. Honored as the 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year

was Keith May of KlineMay Realty and Cottonwood

Commercial, and Business Person of the Year was accepted by

Dr. Linwood Rose of James Madison University. Award winner

videos, courtesy of DIGICO Shoot|Post|Design, are

ISSUE 01, WINTER 2012

available on the chamber website at www.hrchamber.org.

The 2011 Annual Report can also be found on the website.

Pictured L to R: 2011 Chairman Josh Hale, Keith May, Terri Bruce,

Dave Bruce, Dr. Linwood Rose & 2012 Chairman Steve Turner

2012 Award Winners

Farm Family Stewardship

Dave & Terri Bruce of Rainbow Hill Farm

Entrepreneur of the Year

Keith May, KlineMay Realty & Cottonwood Commercial

Business Person of the Year

Dr. Linwood Rose, James Madison University

HRCC President

Frank Tamberrino

Check out the award winner videos online!

www.hrchamber.org

John Riner of LD&B Insurance was the

2011Ambassador of the Year. Here, he

accepts the award from Josh Hale


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

STEVE TURNER, Chair, Daily News-Record

JOSH HALE, Past Chair, Farmers & Merchants Bank

HOBEY BAUHAN, Chair-Elect, Virginia Poultry Federation

CHUCK AHREND, Agricultural Interests

GREG CAMPBELL, Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

PABLO CUEVAS, Rockingham County

CORY DAVIES, RMH Foundation

KAI DEGNER, City of Harrisonburg

DAVID DENMAN, Cottonwood Commercial

RODNEY EAGLE, Eagle Carpet, Inc.

MELISSA FORTNER, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community

ANGELA GOCHENOUR, Cold Stone Creamery

REBECCA HAUSHALTER, White Oak Lavender Farm

ANDRIA JACKSON, Steven Toyota

JENIFER JACKSON, Comfort Inn Harrisonburg

CRAIG MACKAIL, Harrisonburg City Public Schools

JILL MCGLAUGHLIN, Classic Kitchen & Bath

DICK MYERS, Dick Myers Chrysler Dodge Jeep

JATHAN PAYNE, Medicap Pharmacy

JOHN RINER, LD&B Insurance

KEVIN ROSE, BotkinRose, PLLC

DR. JAMES SHAEFFER, SR., PH.D., James Madison University

JOEL SHENK, Dynamic Aviation

STACY SHIFLET, Blauch Brothers

SARAH ELSON-STANIUNAS, Massanutten Resort

CHRIS WEAVER, Lantz Construction Company

GLENDA WESTERN, MillerCoors Brewing

LAURA WOLFE, Kline May Realty

CHAMBER STAFF

FRANK TAMBERRINO, President and CEO

STAN FARTHING, Director of Membership Services

KATEY HARBAUGH, Manager of Finance & Administration

ROY KELLY, Administrative Assistant

REBEKAH PAINTER, Director of Marketing & Communications

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The Advocate, Issue 01, Winter . 2012

The Advocate is a quarterly publication of the Harrisonburg-

Rockingham Chamber of Commerce. Read it online at www.hrchamber.org.

©2012. The information published in The Advocate are opinions of the

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce.

95 Years and Just

Getting Started

Steve Turner, Daily News-Record

Chairman, H-R Chamber of Commerce

2012 begins the 95th year in existence for the Harrisonburg-

Rockingham Chamber of Commerce. With four years to go until we

reach the century mark, the question is…will we cling to the status

quo like an aging star in the twilight of a career or will we evolve into a

dynamic pacesetter for the future I believe the latter is more indicative

of your Chamber. Our organization has a strong foundation built on the

values of a diversified economy, a strong work ethic, and service to our

community, and this foundation provides us with the confidence to look

to our future with a progressive attitude.

Your board of directors has begun the year with an active approach

to planning for 2012 and beyond. We met on January 20th for

an intensive day of critical analysis during our board retreat at Fareways

Restaurant in Massanutten Resort. The planning summit was lead by

John Neff, former CEO of Nielsen Builders. John challenged the board

to analyze the existence of the Chamber in our community. What makes

the Chamber essential to the community What are the significant

things the Chamber does for the community If the Chamber did not

exist, what would be missing in the community

We identified four key components of value that the HRCC

brings to the table.

1)Leadership - HRCC’s Leadership program provides a

platform for developing persons who will guide our future. In addition,

the Chamber is in a unique leadership role to “bridge” the divide

between various entities and find common ground that will benefit all.

2)Advocacy - By encouraging the free exchange of ideas, the

chamber can identify key issues facing our community and bring the

strength and unified voice of 810 members to the table.

3)Connections - This goes beyond networking at our monthly

Business After Hours. Many programs and events throughout the year

provide the opportunity to connect with new people and cultivate

business relationships.

4)Resources - Information is critical for decision making and

the chamber provides our members with access to services, programs and

data that may not be available elsewhere.

The board of directors comes away from the retreat with a renewed

sense that your Chamber is a vital part of our vibrant community.

We will continue to develop programs and services that provide value to

our members and we will continue to assess these offerings to determine

their viability and relevance to our core mission... to advance opportunities

that allow our members to grow and prosper.

As always, we welcome your input and encourage your

participation.

Steve

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Another Busy Year

for the Chamber

Frank Tamberrino

President and CEO

As we began another Chamber year, the Board of Directors met to

review our mission and make sure that our focus was where it needs to be.

A key outcome is to review each of our programs and events to make sure

they are in line with the mission of the Chamber and that the individual

cost/benefit is appropriate, and adjust accordingly. This is, of course, done

each year through the budget process, but we will be undertaking a more

comprehensive look as an action item from the Retreat.

I can say that while both the Board and the staff are looking ahead

to ensure the Chamber’s relevancy in the future, the short-term is event

and program heavy. As a membership organization, we realize that 800+

members each have slightly different reasons for joining the Chamber

and interest in programs and events varies as well. We sometimes take for

granted that people know why we do certain events, so I want to take the

opportunity to review a few.

The Annual Banquet highlighted on the front page is one of our

largest events of the year, with 500 attendees. This meeting gives us a

chance to highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of the past year, to

install the new officers and directors and to recognize achievements of individuals

within the community. The new Community Profile and Business

Directory was also delivered just in time for the Banquet.

The Economic Outlook breakfast (still being worked on as we go

to press) is an event to share economic data and information which might

impact the community and influence business decisions. As a business organization,

meetings such as this are obviously tied directly to our mission.

For a number of years, there was a small job fair organized under

the Minority Business Council. Two years ago, we broadened the

planning and participation as a full Chamber event and have seen the

number of employers grow and the number of attendees (job seekers) reach

just over 1,000 last year. The growth of this event was predicated on the expressed

needs of some of our major employers (and members) and a desire

to make a positive impact within the community. This year’s Regional Job

Fair is March 15th.

The Military Support Fair, now in its third year (scheduled

for April 19th), was envisioned to provide a “one-stop” event for active

military and their families and for veterans of our armed services. The

event brings organizations and resources from not only the local area but

statewide together. At first, holding such an event seems a little odd for a

Chamber without a military base or major defense contractor in its territory,

but many of our employers (and members) have active recruitment

programs for hiring veterans. And many veterans and service personnel

returning to civilian life rely on support services to improve employability

or become small business owners.

ValleyFest is our largest event of the year, in terms of people in

attendance, volunteer participation and dollars. ValleyFest was created a

decade ago as a fundraiser for the HRCC, bringing in dollars for new and

better quality programs without the need to significantly raise member

dues. It remains one of our most important and high-profile events from

a communitywide perspective, although the direct tie to many member

businesses is not always easy to see. However, like most local

festivals or fairs, ValleyFest attracts a large out-of-town population

…. with money to spend while they are here.

On-going programs and committees that are active

early in the year are: (1) Leadership Harrisonburg-Rockingham;

(2) Public Policy Committee, including a presence at

Chamber Day on the Hill in late January; (3) Hospitality

Committee; (4) our new Aging in Place Business Roundtable;

(5) Business Smarts breakfasts; (6) Business After Hours; (7)

Member2Member benefit program. And, the Ambassadors

are constantly working on behalf of the membership and the

new Membership Committee is ever vigilant on ways to be

more supportive of members (new networking and connection

ideas, business-to-business opportunities, shop local,

etc.). Just these programs, along with other standing committees

and commitments of the Chamber, are enough to keep a

staff busy each day and volunteers fully engaged.

When I speak to groups (and I will speak just about

anytime, anywhere to tell the HRCC story), most people

are amazed at how involved we are and what we accomplish

as an organization. This includes longtime members as well

as people with no prior exposure to their local Chamber of

Commerce. I will admit, however, that we have more on our

plate than we ever have, but we have another great Board of

Directors to work with in 2012 and a steady flow of Chamber

members volunteering to make our programs and events

successful.

And I hope it is not too late to wish each and everyone

a happy and prosperous 2012! If your Chamber can help

you, or if you can help your Chamber, please do not hesitate

to call me.

Frank

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Get on the Schedule to Host a

Business After Hours

Our BAH calendar has the shortest lead time that it’s

had in years! Take advantage of the opportunity to get

on the schedule. Several prime slots for 2013 are still

available, including warm-weather months. Contact our

volunteer Business After Hours Coordinator, Kate

Renalds of Ground Effects Landscaping. Call her at

908-5391, or e-mail her at kate@groundeffectsva.com.

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Leadership HR Gives Back to Community

with Mercy House Renovation

Members of the Chamber’s Leadership HR program

helped make the holiday season a little brighter for some residents

of Mercy House by renovating several of the shelter’s units.

Mercy House is a Harrisonburg based non-profit that provides

care and shelter for our area’s homeless men, women and children

until they are able to get back on their feet.

With a little

paint, some floor and

counter repair and good

old-fashioned elbow

grease, Leadership

participants worked over

a three-day period to

brighten up the

apartments and, even

more importantly, the

lives of the people who

live there. This year’s

group says they chose

this specific project because it allowed them to readily see the

difference made. LHR participant Kevin Flint says, “Our group

chose the project of helping remodel apartments at the Mercy

House because we wanted to do something that would have a

tangible impact on the community. We wanted to do something

that we could ride by every day and see the impact of our

project. The apartments were in desperate need of renovation

and we hope the fact that completing this project right before the

holidays was something that brightened the season for those

families living there.” Not only were the recipients of this

refurbishing impacted, many of the volunteers were as well. Terri

Dart of VBS Mortgage says, “This has been one of the most

eye-opening experiences of my life. The amount of need in our

community is great, but the resources we have to help meet those

needs is even greater. After this experience, I truly feel a

conviction to make a difference in our community any way that I

possibly can.” The group added to the holiday theme by donating

Christmas gifts to the residents of the newly renovated

apartments.

This is the 31st class to complete the Leadership

Harrisonburg-Rockingham program, formerly known as

Community Leadership Program. The program, which runs

from October to May, has historically involved a class or

individual project. Past projects have ranged from raising funds

for local school resources to implementing employee health care

programs. For more information on the program, visit www.

hrchamber.org/leadershipHR.

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Chamber Welcomes Steve Turner as

2012 Chairman of the Board, Three New Board Members

On January 1, 2012, the HRCC appointed a new Chairman of the Board and three new members to its Board of Directors.

2012 Chairman of the Board

Steve Turner has worked at the Daily

News-Record for twenty years, the last five

as Advertising Director. He has served on

the Chamber board since 2007 and in that

time has been a participating member of

various committees and events. A native of

Harrisonburg, Steve graduated from James

Madison University with of Bachelor of

Business Administration Degree in 1983.

He currently resides in the city with his

wife, Debbie Vanderwarker Turner, and

their dog, Abby.

2012 New Board Members

Cory Davies has worked as a Development

Officer in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital

Foundation for four years. He earned an M.A.

in Public Communication from the American

University in Washington, D.C. and

graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in

Speech Communication from the University

of Utah. Cory grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah

and now resides in Harrisonburg with his wife

and two beautiful children.

Joel Shank is an HR Manager

at Dynamic Aviation. He has

been with the company for six

years in various HR-related

capacities. Joel grew up in

Harrisonburg and graduated

from Eastern Mennonite

University with a degree in

Business Administration.

When not working, he enjoys

spending time with his wife

and one-year-old son.

John Riner has more than ten years’ experience in the insurance industry. He joined LD&B in February

2010 and is Property & Casualty and Life & Heath licensed but focuses primarily on the P&C side

of the business, doing both Personal and Commercial insurances. Born and raised in Harrisonburg, he

graduated from Bridgewater College with a major in Business Administration. John currently resides in

Harrisonburg with his wife, Jennifer and their three children, Adeline, Henry and Lucy.

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Calendar of Events

*Schedule complete as of press time; subject to change

Annual Events

Economic Outlook - February

Military Support Fair - April 19 4:00-7:00 p.m.- Simms Center

Regional Job Fair - March 15 12:00-6:00 p.m. - First Church

of the Nazarene

Post-Session Legislative Breakfast - April/May

ValleyFest - May 26 11:00-7:00 p.m. - Massanutten Resort

Presidential Address (area college presidents) - August

Golf Tournament - September

Connections2012 - October 25 - JMU Festival Center

Fall Membership Event - NEW in 2012!

Pre-Session Legislative Breakfast - Nov./Dec.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

*Held the fourth Thursday of the month, 5-7 p.m,

plus 4-6 additional networking BAH events as warranted

February 14 - JMU Basketball at Convocation Center

February 23 - InterChange

March 22 - National College

April 12 - Rockingham County Fair Grounds

April 26 - Ground Effects

May 24 - Harrisonburg Tourism/HDR

June 28 - Courtyard

July 26 - All Things Virginia/Wine on Water

August 23 - SoLace

September 27 - Union First Market Bank

October 18 - First Bank and Trust

November 8 - Summit Community Bank

December - First Tee

Leadership HR

February 16 - Community Development & Sustainability

March 15 - Local Government & Legislative Affairs

April 19 - Arts & Entertainment

May 17 - Graduation

September - 2012-2013 Leadership HR class begins

BUSINESS SMARTS BREAKFAST SERIES

* Held the 2nd Friday of each month, 7:30 a.m.

National College, 1515 Country Club Road

February 10 - Business Taxes and Tips

March 9 - Financing in a Tough Economy

April 13 - Organizational Structure for your Business

May 11 - Marketing without Money

June 8 - Using Video to Market

July 13 - The Art of Selling

August 10 - Health Care Legislation Update

September - 14 Strategic HR Planning

October 12 - How to Be a Good Boss

November 9 - TBA

December 14 - TBA

BUSINESS-SPECIFIC COMMITTEES

Hospitality Committee - Third Wednesday of each month

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Aging in Place Roundtable - Third Friday of each month

9:30-11:00 a.m.

AMBR care

Geriatric Care Management

Providing information, resources, guidance

and support in caring for an aging loved one.

Jeannette W. Suter, BSW, MPA

(540) 437-9577

www.ambrcare.com

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Next Level Athletic Devlopment Focuses on

Performance/Personal Training

Next Level Athletic Development is located in a 2,500-

sq.-foot facility at 1559 Red Oak Street which is just off of Acorn

Drive in Harrisonburg. The facility is designed specifically for

sports performance training as well as personal training and is

very different from what you

will find in commercial gyms.

All sports performance

training is done individually or

in small groups and each program

is designed specifically for

the athlete(s) involved based

on their training experience,

demands of their sport, and

their individual goals. Training

programs consist of a

combination of Olympic

weight lifting, strength

training, speed and agility

development, and conditioning in order to improve performance

and reduce injury risk.

All personal training is also done individually or in small

groups and each program is individualized according to the goals

and ability of the person involved. Personal training is done

utilizing the same principals as sports performance training. Clients

seeking to lose weight or simply add variety to their regular

workout are trained with the same or modified progressions of

the techniques used to train athletes.

Next Level Athletic Development is owned and operated

by Mike Martin. Mike has a Master of Science degree from

James Madison University and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning

Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning

Association. Mike has experience with and currently trains

athletes at the collegiate division I and division III levels, including

several athletic teams at Eastern Mennonite University as well

as middle and high school.

DMV/Court Approved

Driver Improvement Course

offered at the

Harrisonburg-Rockingham

Chamber of Commerce

Spring Home & Garden Show

Save the

Date!

March 30 – April 1, 2012

JMU Convocation Center

Visit HomeShow2012.com

• Evening & Saturday Classes

• Classroom or On-Line

Available

Register in person at

800 Country Club Road

Harrisonburg

For details, call 540-434-3862

or visit www.hrchamber.org

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Roundtable Event Gives Voice to Non-Profits

The Chamber, in conjunction with host WVPT Public

Television, held its Business After Hours Non-Profit Roundtable

in late January. The event is a unique Business After Hours

that brings together Chamber members and many of the local

non-profits, who do so much to make our community a better

place, by providing them a

platform to tell their story

of who they are and what

they do. This year’s event

brought out almost 100

attendees and 20 nonprofits.

Local brand and

marketing communications

agency Gravity Group was

on hand and had a captive audience as they unveiled their 2012

Brand Challenge. The Challenge was developed to help small,

local non-profits who serve the community improve their brand

awareness and marketing campaign. Eligible to participate are

local 501c3 non-profits (or those who have applied to be one)

that primarily serve Harrisonburg and Rockingham county and

have fewer than 10 full time employees. The selected non-profit

will receive a free, customized brand and marketing solution

developed by

Gravity Group. For more information, visit www.gravitygroup.

com/brandchallenge

2012 Non-Profit Participants

Rockingham County Fair Association

Redeemer Classical School

Rockingham Educational Foundation, Inc.

United Way of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County

Massanutten Regional Library

The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham Co.

The Heritage Museum

Telemon Corporation

WMRA-WEMC Public Radio

Friendship Industries

Kingsway Prison & Family Outreach

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County

Industrial & Commercial Ministries

Fairfield Center

Bridge of Hope Harrisonburg-Rockingham

Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA

Skyline Literacy

Mennonite Foundation, Inc.

Office on Children & Youth

Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center Foundation

Regional Job Fair Slated for

March 15

The HRCC will host the annual Regional Job Fair on

March 15, 2012 from 12:00-6:00 p.m. at the Harrisonburg First

Church of the Nazarene. The event, which is open to the public,

drew more than 1000 job seekers last year!

The Job

Fair will feature

some of our

area’s premier

employers

including JMU

and Dynamic

Aviation. This

year’s fair will

have a Coaching

Corner where

attendees can

ask questions or get advice before meeting with employers. And,

on-the-spot résumé assistance will also be available.

For more information or to register as an employer, visit

www.hrchamber.org or call the Chamber at 540-434-3862.

Military Support Fair to be

Held in Conjunction with

the “The Wall that Heals”

The Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee will host

the 3rd Annual Military Support Fair on April 19 from 4-7

p.m. at the Simms Center, 620 Simms Avenue, Harrisonburg.

The event, open to the public with free admission,

is designed to bring together supporting resources for Active

Duty, Guard, Reserve and Veteran U.S Military. These resources

include financial assistance, educational information,

entrepreneurial opportunities and more.

This year’s fair will also feature The Wall that Heals, a

traveling half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

in Washington, D.C. Giving folks a chance to visit the wall in

their own community allows many to begin a healing process

that had thus far eluded them.

The exhibit also features a Traveling Museum and

Information Center allowing for a more comprehensive and

enriching experience. Sponsorships are needed for both the

Military Support Fair and to help bring The Wall that Heals to

Harrisonburg.

The Wall will be on display at the Simms Center April

17-20. For more information, visit www.vvmf.org/twth

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Chamber Board Holds Retreat to Plan Ahead

On Friday January 20th, twenty Harrisonburg-Rockingham

County Chamber Board members, plus staff, met at

Massanutten Resort to reinforce the Chamber’s Mission and

prioritize programs and events for the next two years. John Neff

facilitated the half-day session.

In advance of the meeting, all Board members were

surveyed on their involvement on the Board and with the

Chamber in general. These results were presented along with the

summary results from the 2011 year-end Membership Survey to

form the foundation for discussion and ideas for the future.

The Chamber of Commerce serves as a focal point for

information, communications and connections within the

business community. We are a platform or an outlet for the exchange

of ideas and resources to help businesses and

member succeed. A consistent word that shows up in the past

two membership surveys, in conversations with members and

among Board members is networking. The Board felt the term

was becoming a little overused in society, and so while everyone

generally understands “networking”, our Chamber of Commerce

provides connections or opportunities to make connections. This

includes the ability to meet people, share ideas, build business

relationships, and find resources. Most members are not looking

for social networking but for the opportunities to interact with

other business and community leaders and to turn their

connections into profitable business relationships or ways to

make the community a better place.

The Board discussed key functions, programs and

resources of the Chamber. A revised Mission Statement is in

process and an ad-hoc committee will be appointed by the

Chairman to look at the full list of Chamber programs with

regard to mission, resources, costs and benefits/ROI. All agreed

that we have a strong organization and are meeting the challenges

of today, but we need to constantly make sure our efforts are

focused on those things that help achieve the mission and add

value to the organization and to your investment.

Look for ideas for new or revised programs and events in

the weekly e-newsletter, Business This Week, including

opportunities to help move the organization forward. Leadership

development, business-to-business and shop local initiative, and

sustained membership growth are some of the topics to watch

out for.

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New Member Development Staff Announced

“Recruiting is Not a

Game…It is an

Earnest Business!”

The strength of an organization such as

the Harrisonburg-Rockingham

Chamber of Commerce is its

membership base. While we have a

strong membership now, in fact we are

one of the largest membership

organizations on the I-81 corridor in Virginia, one of the

Chamber Board discussions at the Retreat focused on aggressively

growing the membership to strengthen our organizational

position.

Chuck (Berry-Hoover) Boles, M.A., who many Chamber

members already know, has agreed to take on the challenge. His

title will be MENTOR: New Member Development, in

recognition that we are interested not in recruiting new members

for the sake of numbers but bringing in businesses that can

benefit from the Chamber’s programs and can also contribute to

the Chamber through their involvement and support.

As of the 15th of February, Chuck can be reached at

membership@hrchamber.org or (540) 434-3862 ext 106. Chuck

says, paraphrasing the words of James Cash Penney (Founder of

J.C. Penny), “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of

(positive) forces working together”. If you know a company that

should be part of our Chamber but is not, please feel free to pass

the name on to Chuck for follow-up. At the very least, please

introduce yourself to Chuck at Chamber meetings and give him

your thoughts on the Chamber.

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Chamber Happenings

The Chamber recognizes long-time members each year as part of

the Annual Banquet. This year, three members were recognized

for 45 years of Chamber Membership: PBGH, LLP, Quarles

Energy Services and Riddleberger Bros.

Mike Garber of PBGH,

LLP accepts a long-time

member plaque from

President Frank

Tamberrino. PBGH has

been a member of

the Chamber for 45

years!

Leadership HR held their January

session on the 19th and in a fitting

tie to the January BAH, the focus

was on local non-profits.

Quarles Energy Services

General Manager John

Shifflett accepts a longtime

member award from

Frank. Quarles reached

the 45 Year mark in

2012!

Save The Date!

“A New Beginning” Reception and Business After Hours

will be held at the Rockingham County Fair Grounds on

April 12, 2012 from 5:00 -7:30 p.m. Come out to meet the

new General Manager Jeff Ishee and connect with fellow

Chamber Members over refreshments!

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Help Us Welcome Our New Members

AgForte

Evans Darko

1180 S. High Street

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

540-434-1389

www.agforte.com

Mama’s Caboose

Diane Roll

In a Parking lot near you,

Call for Locations and Schedule

540-908-0029

mamascaboose@gmail.com

Shenandoah Chiropractic

Patrick Keefe

2040 Deyerle Ave. Suite 103

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

540-442-8555

www.shenandoahchiropractic.com

AppNet New Media Studio

Mike Doble

7883 Highway 105 South

Boone, NC 28607

828-963-7286

www.appnet.com

B&B Designed Systems

Bob Parsons

21334 Croghan Pike, Suite 1

Orbisonia, PA 17243

814-404-3622

www.bbsystemsinc.com

BitterSweet

David Cline

Available at Friendly City Food Co-Op

540-830-8755

www.bittersweet.name

Bravo Italian Restaurant

Paul Crampton

1647 E. Market St.

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

540-438-5770

www.bravoitalrestaurant.com

Care is There Geriatric Care

Elizabeth Swider

785 Pewter Ct.

Charlottesville, VA 22911

540-246-0211

www.careisthere.com

Clutter Conversions, LLC

Kathryn McMillan

552 Buttermilk Spring Rd.

Staunton, VA 24401

540-294-1523

www.clutterconversions.com

Michael Mancini Photography

Michael Guerrero

5860 Cardinal Street

Mt. Jackson, VA 22842

540-421-0848

www.michaelmanciniphotography.com

New Horizon Security Services, Inc.

J.J. Frazer

5501 Merchants View Sq.

Haymarket, VA 20169

703-368-6477

www.newhorizonsecurity.com

Next Level Athletic Development

Mike Martin

1559 Red Oak Street

Harrisonburg, VA 22802

540-421-0360

www.nextlevelathleticdevelopment.com

Overlook at Stone Spring, The

Amanda Davis

1037 Port Republic Road

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

540-607-7463

www.pickeringandco.com

Power Connection, Inc., The

Jerry Horst

2134 John Wayland Hwy.

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

540-574-0177

www.thepowerconnectioninc.com

Rockydale Mundy Quarries

Ricky Dellinger

11261 Turleytown Rd.

Linville, VA 24066

540-833-2061

www.rockydalequarries.com

Skyline Roofing

Phil Clem

112 Meigs Lane

Dayton, VA 22821

540-879-2279

www.skylineroofingonline.com

UPS

Justin Freeman

240 Hunters Way

Charlottesville, VA 22911

540-265-4129

www.ups.com

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