Business briefcase

Posted: February 23, 2013

Ed Grainger

The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber will host a Power Networking Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Winchester.

Chamber members can register at or call 540-662-4118. They should bring business cards for networking and door prizes.

Top of Virginia Regional Chamber members are invited free of charge to the first Feltner Forum, to be held at 4 p.m. March 1 in the Feltner Building at 9 Court Square on the Loudoun Street Mall in Winchester.

The featured speaker will be City Manager Dale Iman, who will discuss “Renovating Winchester’s Living Room,” an update on the pedestrian mall’s revitalization project. Other city staff members involved in the project will also be present.

A reception will be held following the forum at 5 p.m.

The Feltner Forum series is a joint effort by Shenandoah University, Tech Team Solutions and the chamber.

Admission is free to chamber members, but seating is limited; reservations may be made by calling 540-678-4426.

The Disney Institute is bringing its professional development course “Disney’s Approach to Quality Service” to Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown March 28.

Sponsored by Jim Stutzman Chevrolet and Navy Federal Credit Union, the daylong event will demonstrate ways to exceed customer expectations using a well-defined service infrastructure, research and service standards.

The seminar will give participants an insider’s look at business practices that have helped the Disney company to maintain respect for product and service quality. Participants will learn how attention to detail can be the difference between mediocre customer experiences and world-class, memorable ones that drive positive word-of-mouth and repeat business.

Registration costs $495 per person, which includes all course materials, lunch and parking.

For a limited time, Workforce Solutions is offering an employer’s “Buy One, Get One Free” promotion.

To register, visit, or call the office at 540-868-7021.

RE/MAX Roots Berryville's top listing agent for January is Chip Schutte.

Vicki Broy is the firm’s top buyer’s agent.

Century 21 Braddock Realty‘s top producer and top sales agent for January is Leo Smith.

Laurie Murray is the firm’s top lister for the month.

Veramar Vineyard has been awarded three medals at the 2013 Virginia Governor’s Cup competition for its Chardonnay, Seyval Blanc and Norton wines.

According to vineyard owner James Bogaty, “Veramar is committed to a producing a higher quality wine at a higher volume. Veramar Vineyard is dedicated to quality and consistency with a friendly staff.”

Ed Grainger was recently re-certified as a personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise.

He has held this certification since 2003. He is employed by Sherando Family Fitness in Stephens City.

Briefcase submissions may be emailed to Janice Sanders at, faxed to 540-667-1649, or sent to 2 N. Kent St., Winchester, Va. 22601. The deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday.