Entries by Joyce Krech

U Fit: A New Kind of Work Out for Rockingham County

As someone with years of experience working in gyms, Dawn Flowers has always enjoyed giving private workout sessions. It was this passion for personalization that ultimately inspired her to open her own, small-group training facility. At first the idea seemed far-fetched. She questioned if it was an achievable feat, but deep down she knew that […]

Hawksbill Trading Company: Small Business’ Big Deal in Page County

It was mid-December 2015 when James (Jay) North learned that the vendor-based market where he sold his home décor and antiques was being shut down. He and the other vendors were facing the end of their small businesses. Not willing to accept this, Jay and a committed group of owners stepped up to create a […]

Blossom Spas: When a Dream Blooms into a Business

This success story is dedicated to Paul Keppel III, Principal Broker of the ProRealty Group in Harrisonburg, VA .  Paul was extremely helpful in the leasing process with the SV SBDC and Blossom Spas.  Paul suddenly passed away one week after Vunly signed the lease.  He would be proud of their achievement. Starting a business […]

The Dayton Market: A Community of Commerce

A Shenandoah Valley landmark for over 25 years, the Dayton Market brings visitors and residents together in a casual, friendly setting. Located two miles south of Harrisonburg, the Town of Dayton is one of the oldest settled communities in Rockingham County.  Surrounded by prime agricultural farmland, this historic land is populated by many members of […]