A one-stop shop for local business

Story by Chris Graham

Augusta Free Press Publishing introduces, a web portal featuring the latest local, state and national business and industry news and detailed information on AFP Publishing services.

“We want to be a one-stop shop for business people in Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro,” Augusta Free Press Publishing co-owner and publisher Crystal Graham said.’s news sections include Local Business News, Virginia Business News and U.S. Business News. There is also an Editors’ Blog featuring business and marketing columns by Crystal Graham and editor Chris Graham and guest columnists on topics of local, state and national interest.

An extra feature is the Calendar, which provides information on local and regional business events, programs and seminars, including activities sponsored by local Chambers of Commerce, the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center and more.

Another news section features news on AFP Publishing, which has had a lot of news to share in recent weeks, with the rollout of new websites produced by AFP for Platinum Furniture Care, the Waynesboro YMCA and the Waynesboro Generals and upcoming web and design projects involving Fairfax Hall and the Valley Program for Aging Services. highlights AFP Publishing’s web, design and marketing/PR services and provides information on marketing and advertising opportunities involving and the Virginia Press Association award-winning New Dominion Magazine.


Get your news on
Have news to share with the local business community? Submit it to us today – items can include quarterly and annual reports, hirings and promotions, new products and services and items for the Calendar. also welcomes submissions of letters to the editor and guest columns on topics of business interest.

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