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CHAMBER NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS


 

EDA Announces Restart of USDA Loan Program

The Front Royal/Warren County Economic Development Authority (FRWCEDA) is pleased to announce they have restarted the USDA Loan Program and are accepting applications to assist small businesses in the Front Royal or Warren County area, especially those affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

Women and minority owned businesses are strongly urged to apply.  Interested businesses can contact Doug Parsons at dparsons@wceda.com or Gretchen Henderson at ghenderson@wceda.com to learn more about the program requirements and application process.

 
 

 
 

Virtual Job Fair

Job seekers are encouraged to come out for FREE to the Front Royal/Warren Co. Virtual Job Fair!  Numerous employers will be onsite “virtually” to meet you!  If you are an EMPLOYER looking to register and showcase your business in the Virtual Job Fair, click this link.

We are looking to connect employers ready to hire with job seekers who want to work.
The Virtual Job Fair is sponsored by the Front Royal – Warren County Chamber of CommerceVirginia Career Works, the Winchester Area Society for Human Resource Management (WASHRM)Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority, and is being hosted by Dr. Dave Leadership Corporation.

There are two sessions on Wednesday, June 17th, 2020. Register for either FREE of Charge.
Session #1 – 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Session #2 – 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Register on Eventbrite and in your confirmation email there will be a link to ‘register’ on Zoom – this is for added security for the event.

 
 

 
 

SBA Program Update 

Your invited to a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, April 21st at 1 p.m. featuring Christine Kriz, Director of the Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center.  Christine will provide an update on SBA programs and cover 5 Things Your Business Can Do Right Now.  The meeting will also include an update on the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority Small Business Loan Program by Executive Director Doug Parsons.

Christine has over 25 years of business and industry experience.  Her background includes human resources management, programming, marketing, training, project management, public speaking, market research and development, and consulting for small businesses.  Christine’s passion is to help foster small business success and assist in the growth of Virginia’s economy. Prior to this role, Christine was the CEO of the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber of Commerce where she quickly became known for getting things done for business and for a swift increase in membership. As a focused business professional of many years she understands the demands of running a business.  She was awarded the Small Business Development Center Director of the year for the state of Virginia for 2019.  

Join Zoom Meeting
https://vccs.zoom.us/j/93994177839

Meeting ID: 939 9417 7839

Contact Niki Foster, nfoster@frontroyalchamber.com or Doug Parsons, dparson@wceda.com to RSVP or with questions.

 
 

COVID-19 Resources and Helpful Information

Click here for resources and helpful information regarding COVID-19.

 
 

To our businesses and community

These are challenging times.  The safety and well being of our members, partners, and staff is of the upmost importance.  After careful deliberation, we have announced the cancellation of the March Business After Hours, we will also reschedule the Leadership Session – Public Safety and the Vows in the Valley Bridal Showcase.  

We’re here to help. As of today (March 19th), the Chamber office is open and staffed as normal.  As the situation continues to evolve should we decide to close the office, we will be available via phone 540-635-3185 or email info@frontroyalchamber.com.

We stand ready to assist you.  Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have questions.  We’d also like to hear your ideas.  If you think of things we can be doing to assist our local businesses and community, let us know.

We understand how difficult this situation is for everyone.  Below you’ll find some resources to assist businesses in traversing this uncharted territory.

We’ll get through this together.

U.S. Chamber Resources & Guidelines for Business
 
SBA Guidance for Business & Employers
 
CDC Information for Businesses & Employers
 
SBA COVID 19 Disaster Assistance

Virginia Department of Health Considerations for Businesses & Employers

Virginia Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resource Center

National Association of Manufacturers COVID-19 Resources

 
 

Gordmans Brand Bash Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

 
 

Spring Bowling Event

 
 

Small Business Committee Business I.Q. Event

Join us at On Cue Sports Bar & Grill for a Business I.Q. & Networking Event on Thursday, February 13th beginning at 10:45 a.m.

The Chamber’s Small Business Committee invites you for networking and viewing of the webinar “Mastering Control of Your Cash Flow”. This webinar was featured at the 2019 National Small Business Week Virtual Conference.   Details and RSVP here.