Tag: Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce
Business leaders, nonprofit leaders and other community leaders from Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are already talking about ways to address transportation, affordable housing and childcare hurdles in the central Shenandoah Valley.
Harrisonburg will maintain its status as a metropolitan statistical area for at least the next decade – news the city was happy to receive last week. That’s when the U.S. Office of Management and Budget announced it would continue to classify communities with a population of at least 50,000 in the core city as an MSA.
From the abrupt legalization of marijuana to a plethora of bills they deem bad for business and public safety, the area’s five Republican legislators had little to celebrate as they recapped this year’s General Assembly session Thursday.
Never a big fan of sand, the next president of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to relocating from the shores of northern Florida to the central Shenandoah Valley.
About 20% of the Central Shenandoah Valley’s residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose so far, said Dr. Laura Kornegay, health director for this area’s public health district.
One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment remains high and many industries, individuals and families continue to struggle. However, with vaccines rolling out and consumers chomping at the bit for more normal conditions, there is hope for an economic recovery by the end of 2021, attendees of an annual Economic Outlook Meeting hosted by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce were told Friday.
Soon after graduating from Virginia Tech in 1979, Frank Tamberrino left Virginia for Florida, leaving mid-Atlantic winters in the rearview mirror. He spent the next 20 years working in several chamber of commerce and economic development positions along Florida’s Gulf Coast before a decade-long stint in Columbia, Tenn., about 50 miles south of Nashville. And then, in 2009, it was back to bitter north country to run the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce.