Regional Roundup November

Business Podcasts, Blogs, & News of Note

Enjoy this month’s mix of business stories from around the Shenandoah Valley!  You’ll also find ideas to help grow your business and some reminders about why living and working here is so exciting.  If we miss something outstanding, please message us to add to next month’s edition!

Business Stories You’ll Love

Entrepreneur Brings French Tea Culture To Court Square With Cafe Wonderland
By JILLIAN LYNCH Daily News-Record

The Downtown Rabbit Hole is a pop-up tea room offering artisan French teas, tea tasting parties and more, based in a cozy café at 2 N. Main St. in the space that was once Court Square Coffee. The Rabbit Hole celebrated its soft opening Sept. 28 and will be open through the end of January, according to the owner.

Episode 23– From Wall Street to the Shenandoah Valley: A conversation with Mark Toorock

From Wall Street to champion of a “Never Stop Playing” approach to life and work, public speaker, life coach, and parkour course/event designer, Mark Toorock challenges young and old, to push our boundaries and has found that the Shenandoah Valley is a perfect place to make this happen. Listen to his inspirational story on the latest edition of the Shenandoah Valley Life podcast.

Staunton Bookstore Brings Author Events to Downtown

Meet Sandi Cararo, owner of The Book Dragon in downtown Staunton. Get the scoop on her entrepreneurial journey and upcoming events at her bookstore.

Tips & Trends to Grow Your Business

Yikes, the holidays are just around the corner! If you need some tips for promoting those special deals and offers your business will be offering, read on. The Harrisonburg Rockingham Chamber of Commerce has put together 7 Ways to Get Your Business Ready for the Holidays.

Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce reminds us in their latest blog post that although those flashy business trends may be tempting, it’s important not to forget the tried and true business best practices that have served us well since the beginning of time.

More Reasons to Love Living & Doing Business in the Valley

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) – City and state leaders celebrated the opening of a new winemaking company in a historic Waynesboro building on Wednesday.

The Virginia Marketplace will be home for a new offering in the city. Basic City Beer Company is expanding to include a music venue.