3 outsourcing tips for small businesses

A little help can go a long way in business. While many small business owners prefer to tackle issues “in-house,” there is often value to be found outsourcing certain services or projects.

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Analysis: Local economy stands out with growth despite COVID-19

The Staunton-Waynesboro-Augusta area is the only one among Virginia’s 10 metropolitan statistical areas to experience job growth over the past six months.

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After the pandemic: A return to business and investment in Augusta County

Life goes on, and so does business. Although the lockdown slowed down both, people and companies are now getting back to building the new future, and it already shows through new investments in the region.

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Warner, Brown ask for study of subcontracted workers in 21st century workforce

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) are pushing the U.S. Government Accountability Office to report on companies’ increased use of subcontracted and contingent workers for work that used to be performed by direct employees.

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Farm Credit of the Virginias announces free member assistance program

Farm Credit of the Virginias has announced the roll out of a member assistance program and work-life services to their customer-owners. 

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Young agriculturalists to showcase livestock at The Meadow Event Park

Youth who raised animals to exhibit at the 2020 State Fair of Virginia will demonstrate their accomplishments at a modified State Fair Youth Livestock Show at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.

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New unemployment claims in Virginia at six-month low

Initial claims for unemployment for the week ending Sept. 12 were at 10,100, the lowest weekly total since the economic slowdown that began in mid-March, according to the Virginia Employment Commission.


Suit leads to shutdown of sham charity operation that bilked millions from consumers

A sprawling fundraising operation that allegedly scammed consumers out of millions of dollars will be permanently banned from charitable fundraising along with its owner and others involved in its operation

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American Shakespeare Center’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ to return in December

American Shakespeare Center has announced plans to uphold a beloved holiday tradition with their new production of A Christmas Carol debuting under the company’s rigorous ASC SafeStart protocols this December.

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City of Harrisonburg approves CARES Act grants for 78 businesses

The City of Harrisonburg is awarding business recovery grants to 78 businesses in the coming days, with an additional round of grant funding with reduced eligibility requirements scheduled to take place in the next few weeks.


LAUNCH HARRISONBURG aimed at startup business community

LAUNCH HARRISONBURG, powered by CO.STARTERS, a nine-week program that saw its first class of 14 aspiring entrepreneurs graduate earlier this year, will return in October.

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Meet Co-Go at Friendly City Food Co-op

Friendly City Food Co-op is excited to announce a new service for customers. It’s Co-Go – a full service online ordering system that will picture a large part of the store’s inventory.

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Quarantine boredom buster leads to budding small business

COVID-19 forced Jarred Green and college students like him across the country to leave their campuses in March and move back home.

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Gas prices trickling back down as fall season approaches

Virginia gas prices have fallen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.10/gallon today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,081 stations.