The team at the Shenandoah Valley SBDC has called 1598 S. Main Street our home for many years… during that time we’ve met thousands of amazing business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs. We’ve imagined and planned and worked with you, laughed together and shared your dreams here.

But it is now time say goodbye to 1598 and move into a new home – the renovated Ice House at the intersection of Liberty & Bruce Streets in downtown Harrisonburg!

Some will remember the Cassco Ice Factory, built in 1934 and a landmark in the city for more than 75 years.  Renovations to our section of this multi-use complex included creating four floors of office, classroom, and conference space. This amazing transformation is taking place under the experienced and creative guidance of Matchbox.


Our Ice House one year ago!

We are happy that we will continue sharing space with our 1598 friends from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers and the Center for Economic Education, and now we have new neighbors from JMU’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Office of Technology Transfer, plus our good colleagues from the Shenandoah Valley Partnership and Shenandoah Valley Technology Council along with other JMU departments.  This new arrangement will certainly make collaborating and planning easier when we can just go up or down the stairs instead of driving across town!

Logo w 25Moving day is Thursday Feb 6, so give us a day or two (or three or four!) to settle in, and
we’ll be back in full force.

New Location:  127 West Bruce Street  Harrisonburg, Virginia
All phone numbers, emails, and the mailing address will stay the same.