Posted: February 9, 2013
The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber will host a Business after Hours from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Summit Community Bank at 100 W. Jubal Early Drive in Winchester.
All chamber members and prospective members are welcome to attend. They should bring business cards for networking and door prizes.
Mary Liz McCauley has been named vice president and area branch manager for the Bank of Clarke County.
She will manage the bank’s Round Hill and Purcellville branches in Loudoun County.
Scarpa Alta — A Shoe Boutique at 10 S. Loudoun St. in Winchester will hold a sale and fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 15 to benefit Community and Law Enforcement Against Narcotics (CLEAN).
A portion of the sales will be donated to CLEAN, a not-for-profit organziation whose mission is to provide leadership through education, advocacy and networking for a safe, healthy, drug-free community.
Light refreshments will be offered. Contact Aja Johnson at CLEAN for more information at 540-722-3589.
Success Mortgage now offers reverse mortgages.
For more information, call the office at 540-678-0800 and ask for a certified loan officer.
Nancy Vaughan has been selected Home Instead Senior Care’s Caregiver of the Month for February.
She lives in Winchester and has been an employee since October 2011, providing more than 3,244 hours of care while maintaining another job.
Southern States Cooperative’s Roanoke Feed Millhas been named best in the nation for 2012 by the American Feed Industry Association and Feedstuffs, a weekly newspaper for agribusiness.
This is the third time in six years that a Southern States mill has been honored. The award was presented Jan. 15 at the Vinton facility by AFIA Vice President of Manufacturing and Training Keith Epperson.
The Roanoke mill manufactures more than 100,000 tons of feed each year — mostly for dairy, beef, horse and other livestock use.
“Our goal is to be the best one-stop feed manufacturer for the 60-plus Southern States stores and private dealers we service,” said mill manager Dave Jones. “But the most important part of the whole equation is we have a great staff of seasoned, hard-working employees that love to make feed.”
A new boutique-style retail shop has opened at Kernstown Commons in Winchester.
Paul and Tammie Limoges opened Santé Wine, Beer & Giftsat 233 Kernstown Commons Blvd. Dec. 20.
The shop offers a large selection of fine wines, craft beers, gourmet food items and gifts, which can be combined into a made-to-order gift basket to suit customers’ tastes and budgets.
French-Canadian Paul and Arkansan Tammie moved their family to Winchester in 2012 to be closer to Paul’s identical twin brother Robert Limoges and his wife Lisa Limoges. They, with Lisa’s family — Nick and Kathy Nerangis — inspired Paul and Tammie to move to the Shenandoah Valley and encouraged them to create the shop near other family-owned businesses, including the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Country Inn & Suites.
The Limogeses will host a beer- and cheese-tasting event at 6 p.m. today, and a wedding tasting event at 5 p.m. Feb. 17.
For more information, call 540-868-8043.
Veramar Vineyard in Berryville has had another award-winning year, according to owner Jim Bogaty.
Veramar Vineyard 2011 Chardonnay, Bogati Bodega & Winery NV Cuvee Nina Blanco and Bogati Bodega NV Red B40 Veramar were winners at the 2013 San Francisco Wine Competition.
Long & Foster Webber & Associates of Winchester has announced its top agents for January:
Top lister — Jeannie Thomson.
Top salesperson — Julie Teets.
Top producer — Rick Young.
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