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									                                                 Warrenton-Fauquier Chamber of Commerce


                              Chamber Chat                                                                              March 2010

           Chamber Welcomes New Board
               and Officers for 2010




l. to r.: Bob Sylcox, Middleburg Bank; Chairman of the Board George Turner, Marshall Consulting Group; Jan Sutton,
Farmers Insurance Group; Immediate past Chairman of the Board Stan Parkes, Edward Jones Investments; Vice Chair
of Membership Linda Wright, Jafra Cosmetics, International; Scott Merriman, Scenic America, Inc.; Talmage Reeves,
Fauquier County Dept. of Economic Development; Priscilla Hottle, Hottle and Associates; Vice Chair of Existing
Business Rich Benedetto, Media Box Studios; Vice Chair of Economic Development Greg Merritt, Hampton Inn; Kyle
Shrauger, F1 Computer Solutions, Inc.; Vice Chair of Legislative Affairs Tom Campbell, Long & Foster’s Campbell
Team, LLC; Vice Chair of Tourism Chris Pearmund, Pearmund Cellars, The Winery at La Grange, and Vint Hill Craft
Winery; Dr. Jonathan Lewis, Fauquier County Public Schools
Not present: Treasurer Ray Knott, BB&T and Pat White, Vint Hill Economic Development Authority

                     Chamber Members Offer Safer Bet/Less Risk
        According to a new study                           credit risk. Chamber members pay their bills faster and usually possess better
conducted by the American Chamber                          credit scores than other businesses. This study compared credit scores and
of Commerce Executives (ACCE),                             payment behaviors of chamber across the United States. In the study, chamber of
chamber of commerce members offer                          commerce members possess an average credit score of 629, compared to a 557
a safer bet when it comes to business                      average score for businesses at large. Such scores – the payment behavior from
                                                           which they are derived -- play a significant role in attracting lines of credit and
 Inside this Issue . . .                                   securing favorable terms from lenders and suppliers.
                                                               Chamber members have long been seen as responsible and reliable members
 Leadshare............................................ 2
                                                           of their community. This study indicates that perception is correct. From a credit
 Upcoming Events ............................... 3         standpoint, chamber members on average are better, more dependable businesses,
 New Members..................................... 4        and as a result, have significant advantages in obtaining the funds they need. The
                                                           current economy and tight credit environment make that especially important,
 Signage Ordinance Study .................. 5
                                                           as the economic health of the entire supply chain is dependent on the payment
 Winery Ordinance ............................. 5          behavior of each of its stakeholders. The study suggests that chamber members
 Kudos ........................................... 6 & 8   are among the most dependable participants in this commercial ecosystem.
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      Spring Festival                                                   Leadshare is Open For Business
   Sponsorships Available                                  The new year brings new opportunities for businesses wanting to join one of
                                                        our Chamber’s three Leadshare groups. The Tuesday and Wednesday Leadshares
    Sponsorships and volunteer opportunities            renewal period began in January, and Thursday Leadshare will being their new
are now available for the upcoming 32nd                 cycle in July. Now is the time to express your interest in joining them!
Annual Old Town Warrenton Spring                          Leadshare is a unique and wonderful opportunity to build your business through
Festival held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday,            personal transactions at the regularly scheduled one-hour meetings, held once a
May 15. Sponsors receive coverage in all                week (8:00 AM at Denny’s Restaurant). Only one business in each competing
printed materials, including newspapers,
                                                        industry is allowed to join Leadshare, so there will be no competition. As the
signage, email, and the Chamber Chat.
                                                        camaraderie of each group strengthens, and so does your business! As a Chamber
The following levels are available to
                                                        member in good standing, you may visit each of the three groups as a guest to
members: Silver at $250, Gold at $500,
                                                        determine which one will best fit your personality and needs. Dues are $65
and Platinum at $1,200. Please call or email
                                                        annually (payable directly to the Leadshare group), with a one-time sign-up fee
the Chamber for more information. To take
                                                        of $10.
full advantage of press promotions, Spring
                                                          Join a family of businesses who know how to improve their chances of success
Festival sponsorships must be received by
                                                        - join Leadshare! For more information: http://www.fauquierleadshare.com/
March 19.
       Verify Your Info!                                                         We Were Here For You!
    Make sure your information in the                      Wow! Historic back-to-back blizzards this past month. Hopefully, everyone took
  online directory is accurate; we use it               some time to appreciate the beauty and energy of Mother Nature before beginning
 for the upcoming edition of the printed                the grueling work of digging themselves out. Fauquier County Public Schools were
 business directory. If you spot an error,              closed for over a week, the Federal Government closed its doors for a few days,
  call in corrections to 540-347-4414 or                VDOT begged people to stay at home while they cleared the roads and the Governor
 email mailbox@fauquierchamber.org.                     declared Virginia to be in a State of Emergency. Through it all, your Chamber was
                                                        here for you.
      LUNCH AND LEARN                                       In September of each year, we take the time to remind you about being prepared
 Wednesday, March 24, NOON                              for all types of emergencies, from excessive absences due to illness, to weather related
                                                        emergenices. We were sure to heed our own advice, and throughout the snow, and
        “Doing Business                                 between shovel shifts, your Chamber staff took the time to answer email, phone
        with the County                                 calls, and continue operations as completely as possible while not having a physical
         Government”                                    presence in our offices.
  with Sue Monaco presenting                                A special thanks goes to Fauquier Springs Country Club, for their flexibility as
           at the Chamber Office                         we tried to keep our February luncheon scheduled, and to Aflac - Amy L. Leddon,
  205-1 Keith Street, Warrenton                         CPA. We would also like to thank David Jenkins of Tom Frost Firestone, for taking
    RSVP by calling 540-347-4414.                       a moment out of his day to stop into the Chamber offices in our absence, to reset our
                                                        modem, ensuring our online directory would continue to stay up and running.
                                              Inclement Weather Cancellation Policy
   If Fauquier County Public Schools are delayed, all morning (before 11 AM) Chamber events and meetings will
   be cancelled. If Fauquier County Public Schools are closed, all Chamber events for the day and evening will be
cancelled, and the offices will be closed. If you have questions about Chamber events in the event of severe weather or
 any other emergency, please call the office at 540-347-4414, the phone message will reflect any event cancellations.
                             Chamber Chat is a publication of the Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce
                  Chairman of the Board: George Turner ♦ Newsletter Editor: Karen Henderson ♦ Assistant Editor: Tessa Rasnick
          205-1 Keith Street ♦ P.O. Box 127 ♦ Warrenton, VA 20188 ♦ 540.347.4414 ♦ FAX 540.347.7510 ♦ mailbox@fauquierchamber.org
       The Chamber’s mission is to serve the membership, promote responsible economic growth, a positive business climate and an
                                     enhanced quality of life in Fauquier County and its trade area.
  Submissions and ads for Chamber Chat are due at the Chamber offices by 1:00 p.m. on the 10th of the month prior to publication (for instance, June 10th for
  publication in the July issue). If the 10th falls on a weekend or holiday, material is due the previous business day. Chamber Chat accepts and runs Kudos and
  calendar items as space permits. For details on advertising opportunities in Chamber Chat, download the ad rate sheet at www.fauquierchamber.org/chat.html.

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson      www.fauquierchamber.org
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                          Join us for the March Member Luncheon
                   Wednesday, March 3, from 11:30 A.M. until 1:30 P.M.
                     Fauquier Springs Country Club, 9236 Tournament Drive, Warrenton
                                                     SPONSORED BY:
  As a division of The Fauquier Bank, TFB Wealth
  Management Services is a team of licensed and certified
  specialists in investments, financial planning, and trust and
  estate administration. Our goal is to deliver products and
  services that offer valuable resources to everyone with a
  desire to build financial security. TFB Wealth Management
  Services has proudly served our community for over 100
  years. We are locally managed, highly accessible, and
  extremely committed to helping you reach your goals.


         $25 Member Must RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 26, 2010 to receive this rate!
                           $40 if RSVP week of event/No RSVP/Invoice/No-Show after RSVP
                                        $50 Non-member (payable in advance)
       YOUR RSVP CONSTITUTES A FINANCIAL COMMITMENT – CANCELLATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26,
                                             OR YOU WILL BE INVOICED

                                PLEASE CALL 540-347-4414 to RSVP

     PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN

                                       AFTER 5 SOCIAL
             THURSDAY, MARCH 18                                  FROM   5:00 UNTIL 7:00 PM
                                                                 AT
                                 6209 OLD AUBURN MILL ROAD, WARRENTON
                                             SPONSORED BY
                                               The mission of the Fauquier County Fair is to carryout further
                                             educational work with the citizens of Fauquier County by providing
                                            grounds, facilities and financial support and to conduct a fair whereby
                                            the citizens may exhibit their projects in competition with each other.

                                             If you would like to become a member of the board or just volunteer
                                                  please contact our President Brenda Rich at 540-270-1659

                                                Fauquier Fair Incorporated is a 501(C)3 non-profit corporation,
                                                donations made to the fair could qualify for charitable donation
                                                                           deduction.

                                    PLEASE RSVP TO 540-347-4414
www.fauquierchamber.org                                  “It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference” —Tom Brokaw
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                      TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BUSINESS EXPO EXPOSURE!
   The 2010 Fauquier Home & Business                Rapidan; Oak View National Bank;                form download the 2010 Fauquier
Expo will be held on Thursday, April                and Times Community News.Take                   Home & Business Expo brochure
1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the H.L.               advantage of this opportunity to                online at www.fauquierchamber.org/
Pearson National Guard Armory. Many                 showcase your business to fellow                2010flyer.pdf or call the Chamber office
thanks to member businesses committed               Chamber members and the public at one           at 540-347-4414.
to supporting the 2010 Fauquier Home                of several different sponsorship levels:
& Business Expo!                                          Platinum Sponsors ($1,500)                    Daylight Saving Time Begins
   Platinum Sponsor: Hampton Inn;                            Gold Sponsors ($800)                               MARCH 14
Gold Sponsor: BB&T; Silver Sponsors:                        Silver Sponsors ($500)                      • Turn Clocks Ahead 1 Hour
Appleton Campbell, Inc.; Golden                               Participants ($250)                         • Check Smoke Detectors
Rule Builders, Inc.; Hospice of the                    For more details and a registration


             New Members - Joining in January 2010
          Please join us in welcoming our newest Chamber members by patronizing their businesses.
      Chamber membership reflects integrity as a business owner and demonstrates support of our community.
                                                     Gina C. Moore, MD, PLC
                                                     Dr. Gina C. Moore
  Assurity Financial Services                        419 Holiday Court #100A
  Mr. Bill Stern                                     Warrenton, VA 20186                            Marlin F. Rekow, DDS &
  210 N. Main Street, Suite 1                        (540) 341-4102                                 Assoc., PC
  Culpeper, VA 22701                                 www.warrentonwomen.com                         Ms. Mary Lewandowski-Rekow
  (540) 825-3259                                     Healthcare & Services                          9 N. Third Streeet, #204
  Mortgage Loans                                                                                    Warrenton, VA 20186
                                                     International Antiques
                                                                                                    (540) 878-5903
  Decor Painting Company                             Ms. Joy Lee Powell Gebhard
                                                                                                    Dentists
  Mr. Bill Patterson                                  9146 John Mosby Highway
  P.O. Box 297                                       Upperville, VA 20185                           Mobile Massage by Diane
  Casanova, VA 20139                                 (540) 592-3249                                 Ms. Diane McCawley
  Casanova, VA 20139                                 Antiques & Collectibles                        (540) 219-3150
  (540) 272-2743                                                                                    www.mobilemassagebydiane.
                                                     JTC, Inc.
  Home Improvement & Repair                                                                         com
                                                     Ms. Kristen Maxey
                                                                                                    Massage Therapy
  Dr. Mary Koralewski                                9500 Technology Drive
  Dr. Mary Koralewski                                Manassas, VA 20110                             The Cold War Museum
  20 Rock Pointe Lane, Suite 204                     (703) 794-1225                                 Mr. Gary Powers, Jr
  Warrenton, VA 20186                                www.jtcinc.biz                                 7172 Lineweaver Road
  (540) 359-0430                                     Computer Services & Consulting                 Warrenton, VA 20187
  Clinical Psychology                                                                               (703) 273-2381
                                                     Leslie Jayne Artisan Studio
                                                                                                    www.coldwar.org
                                                     Ms. Leslie Patterson
                                                                                                    Museums
                                                     5093 Grace Church Lane
                                                     Casanova, VA 20139
                                                     (540) 272-5112
                                                     www.lesliejayneartisanstudio.com
                                                     Arts

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” —Mahatma Gandhi                      www.fauquierchamber.org
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                                                                                        County BOS Continues
                                                                                        Winery Ordinance Study
                                                                                           After several months of Public Hearings on the proposed
                                                                                       Farm Winery Zoning Ordinances, the Board of Supervisors
        CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TO                                         moved to delay further action until more information could
           BUSINESS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES                                              be obtained. Many wineries have stated that imposition of
                                                                                       (some of) the proposed ordinances appears to be in conflict
                                                                                       with existing State laws. Issues still under discussion
                                                                                       include hours of operation, types of roadways wineries can
         Contact our Opal Business                                                     be located on, noise ordinances, required reports, and types/
            Services Center for:                                                       numbers of events held at the facilities. The BOS is working
                                                                                       diligently to ensure the County’s regulations are in line
                                                                                       with the Commonwealth’s. The Fauquier Wine Council, a
                    Mail Services
                                                                                       confab of the county’s wineries, has begun to work together
                    Packaging and Assembly                                             to express their concerns in an ongoing and open forum with
                                                                                       the County.
                    Chair Caning
                                                                                              Fauquier County’s vineyards and wineries are both
                                                                                       tourist and agricultural attractions that bring a number of
                                                                                       visitors and associated business dollars to our area. This
                Mention this Ad and Receive                                            stream of customers enhances revenues for many different
                  10% Off Your Service                                                 businesses such as hotels, beds and breakfasts, fuel stations
                        Offer Valid thru 8/31/2010                                     and restaurants, not to mention the wineries themselves.
                                                                                       Fauquier County also benefits from tax money returned
                                                                                       to their coffers. We applaud the BOS and the Zoning
                                                                                       Department for continuing their due diligence as they work
                                                                                       towarda comfortable resolution of the disparity of thoughts
                                                                                       on this difficult subject. Our wineries and vineyards are a
                                                                                       treasure we must preserve, and the Chamber supports the
                                                                                       fact that as small businesses, they are entitled to the same
                                                                                       rights as others.

                                                                                            County Studies
          To learn more about Didlake or to find
                                                                                          Signage Ordinances
                                                                                       As Fauquier County looks toward amending signage
           employment opportunities log on to                                          ordinances this year, their newly formed committee
                     www.didlake.org                                                   comprises many chamber members. Along with the Director
                   Contact: Bernie Carpenter                                           of Economic Development, Talmage Reeves and Andrew
                   Didlake, Inc.                                                       Hushour from Fauquier County zoning, other member
                   10164 Marsh Road                                                    participants include: Ray Knott from BB&T, Dave Colleran
                   Bealeton, VA 22712                                                  of D&D Signs,Inc., Greg Merritt from the Hampton Inn,
                   (540) 439-3505                                                      Rich Trimble of KRT Architectural Signage, Inc., Todd
                         bcarpenter@didlake.org                                        Benson from the Piedmont Environmental Council,
                                                                                       Phil Clark of the Southern Fauquier Business Owners
                                                                                       Association, Pat White from the Vint Hill Economic
                                                                                       Development Authority, and Judy Smore from Waverly
                                                                                       Station at Bealeton, LLC. We thank them for their time!

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” -Winston Churchill   www.fauquierchamber.org
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                                                                                                                                  Kudos
 Kudos to:
 •    J & D Handyman Services on their new location at 5 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton.
 •    Rappahannock Electric Cooperative as they provide applications for the selection of six high school juniors to
      apply to attend the 2010 National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Youth Tour to Washington D. C.
 •    Philip Carter Winery on the beginning of their wine education classes.
 •    Shelly’s Floral Enterprise on receiving the top Wedding Wire Rating for Excellent Quality of Service,
      Responsiveness, Professionalism, Value of Cost and Flexibility.
 •    Chamber members celebrating anniversaries: D & D Signs, 7 years in Warrenton; Discovery Publications, Inc., 19
      years; Falcon Communications Solutions, Inc., 15 years; Hottle and Associates, 2 years; Mary Leigh McDaniel,
      27 years as a Chamber of Commerce member; Meadows Electric, 27 years; and Rankin’s Furniture, 44 years.
 •    Harmon’s Hayrides, Carriages, & Training who again received the Brides’ Choice Award by WeddingWire.com
      and also selected again as “One of the Best Transportation Companies” by Washingtonian Magazine.
 •    Sheena Mellenger of A Formal Affair Bridal & Formal Boutique now certified as a bridal consultant.
 •    Piedmont Symphony Orchestra who donated a concert ticket as a door prize for the canceled February Luncheon.
 •    Rappahannock National Bank on their move into their new branch at 216 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton.
 •    Sonabank for their generous contribution to the American Red Cross for disaster relief in Haiti.
 •    Pearmund Cellars, Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, Marilyn Shackelford – Long & Foster, and
      Rappahannock Cellars who donated door prizes for the January After 5 Social.
 •    Paul Lockhart of Buccaneer Computer Systems, who made a donation to the Chamber.
 •    John Kiernan, Blue Line Studios, who custom created the Washington Capitals’ 35th Season Lithograph.

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          Thank you to the following members for renewing their membership
                                investments in January!
  Afro-American Historical Assoc. Graebel Movers (Mid-Atlantic) Richard W Robison, RWR Design
            of Fauquier Co             GRC Photography & Design                        Services
  Airlie Foundation & Conference             Hampton Inn                       Scenic America, Inc.
                Center               Hazelwood Title & Escrow, Inc. Sigma College of Small Business, Inc.
     Allen Real Estate Co., Ltd.          Highland Commons                   SkyWorld Aviation, Inc.
          Alwyngton Manor                Holtzman Vogel PLLC                  Smith-Midland Corp.
  American Disposal Services, Inc.       Homes By Sweet, LLC              Southern Fauquier Business
               Amerisist                        JFT-AIA                             Owners Assoc
   Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield               Jiffy Lube              Stafford Roofing & Siding Co., Inc.
       Appleton Campbell, Inc.       Jim Harris Buick-Pontiac-GMC           SunTrust Mortgage, Inc.
    Archie O. Edwards - Long &            Jud A. Fischel, P.C.                 The Fauquier Bank
                 Foster                      KLNB Retail                   The Marshall Agency, Inc.
         Arthur E. McKenny             Lawrence J. Finkel, MD, PC The Mental Health Association of
       Assurance Agency, Inc.       Leading Edge Screen Printing, Inc.           Fauquier County
    Austin Realty Management &             M3Company, Inc.                    The Oare Agency, Inc.
           Investments, Inc.                March of Dimes                 The Pegler Pension Group
  Ben Freeman Construction, LLC             Marriott Ranch              The Warrenton Salvation Army
      Bluegrass Unlimited, Inc.        Marshall Consulting Group             Times Community News
       Bohler Engineering, PE          Mary Beth Williams, PhD.,            TML- A Xerox Company
    Brookside Communities, LLC                   LCSW                          Tom Frost Firestone
          Brown & Bigelow                 McClanahan Camera              United Recovery Service, Inc.
        cbgreene interiors, llc            Merchant Software            Updegrove, Combs, McDaniel &
        Claire’s at the Depot             Miller Brothers, Inc.                     Wilson, PLC
  Diana Feldman - Long & Foster           Miller Orthodontics          Vint Hill Economic Development
              Didlake, Inc.               Moser Funeral Home                          Authority
     Discovery Publications, Inc.          Mulford Mediation                 Vintage Ridge Vineyard
     Dok Klaus Computer Care         Northern Piedmont Community Virginia Gold Cup Association, Inc.
               Dominion                       Foundation                  Vulcan Materials Company
    Earth Design Associates, Inc.               NOVEC                               WACHOVIA
     Edward Jones Investments-         O’Roark Asset Management             Warrenton Mini Storage
            Thomas Tucker               Oak Springs of Warrenton          Warrenton Pediatrics, LLC
       Falcon Communications             Patricia A. Woodward            Your Community PhoneBook
             Solutions, Inc.             Paws Awhile Pet Motel
   Fallon, Myers & Marshall, LLP              PBGH, LLP
      Farm Credit and Country              Peter B. Schwartz                                      New maps are here!
               Mortgages            Piedmont Environmental Council         Come by your Chamber
    Fauquier Community Action            Piedmont United Way               office to pick up a few.
      Fauquier Free Clinic, Inc.               PNC Bank
           Fauquier Health
    Fauquier Medical Associates
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                                           Management, Inc.                                        FREE!
  Flory Small Business Center, Inc.         Pro 1 Auto, Inc.               Great for clients and
   Flying Circus Foundation, Inc.      Raggo Advertising Products          customers, out of town
   Fresta Valley Christian School         Rankin’s Furniture                guests, and new
       Gavin E. Reynolds, DDS            Rappahannock Cellars              employees!
          Giant Food, LLC             Rappahannock National Bank
     Golden Rule Builders, Inc.     Rappahannock-Rapidan CSB/AAA           Also available online.

www.fauquierchamber.org       “The way you see them is the way you treat them and the way you treat them is the way they often become.” - Zig Ziglar
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                                                      Kudos
...Kudos continued from page 6
•   Edward Jones, whose Chamber members include financial advisors Sarah Atkins, Stan Parkes, and Thomas
    Tucker, ranked No. 2 by FORTUNE Magazine in its 11th year on “Best Companies to Work For List”, and has been
    on the list for the past eight years.
•   Fauquier Health and the Times Community News as they work together to produce a monthly news page
    spotlighting a different topic each month on health and wellness.
•   Boys and Girls Club, honored by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors as a “2009 Citizen of the Year.”
•   Dr. Robert B. Iadeluca recently appointed to the Hospice of the Rapidan’s board of directors.
•   A Formal Affair Bridal & Formal Boutique on being selected as a “2010 pick” in The Knot Best of Weddings
    magazine for the third consecutive year.
•   Discovery Publications, Inc. for featuring Chamber members: Gina C. Moore, MD, PLC; Jerry’s Subs & Pizza;
    Allstate – Warrenton Insurance & Financial Services; and the Lord Fairfax SBDC.
•   Donna Lipinski of Blue Ridge Immigration Law Center, PLLC, the moderator, and Marie Washington of the
    Law Office of Mark B. Williams, PLC, the contact person, for the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia
    State Bar’s immigration conference.
•   Kathy Harper, Discovery Publications, Inc. on receiving the “Conservation Business Partner Award” from the
    John Marshall Soil and Conservation District for publicizing preservation programs.
•   Barrel Oak Winery who raised a total of $40,000 for charity through fundraisers and bottle sale donations along
    with 5,000 canned food items donated to Fauquier FISH.
•   Salon Emage & Day Spa on the promotion of Molly Davis.
•   Narmada Winery, their Primita was selected 2009 Best Virginia Dessert Wine at the 2009 World Wine
    Championships along with silver medals for their 2008 Mom and Midnight wines. They also donated $2 to the
    American Red Cross for every bottle sold on February 6 and 7.
•   Fauquier Health whose Foundation office and their Community Outreach office moved into their new location at
    170 West Shirley Avenue.
•   Matthew Faulconer, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, elected Chairman for the Virginia Agribusiness Council.
•   Middleburg Bank on their new website, www.middleburgbank.com.
•   Scenic America, Inc. on adding sedan services for their customers benefit.
•   PBGH, LLP on forming a new affiliate, Artifice Forensic Financial Services, LLC.
•   Spiritual Care Support Ministries on receiving a grant on behalf of ExxonMobil Employees’ Favorite Charities
    Campaign.
•   Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, their President and CEO Kent D. Farmer has been appointed as a director of
    the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
•   Warrenton Pediatrics who welcome Dr. Alex Eisen, D.O., FAAP to their practice.
•   Blue Line Studios, John Kiernan, who donated a hand-embellished, framed painting to nominees from three local
    police departments.
•   Times Community News for featuring Chamber members Burch Builders Group, LLC and Groves Hardware,
    LLC concerning our snow assault.
•   Scenic America, Inc., chosen as the official transportation company of the Washington Nationals thru 2014.
•   Oak Springs of Warrenton on receiving an outstanding state survey.
•   Narmada Winery who raised a $500 donation for the American Red Cross.
•   Fresta Valley Christian School’s Kay Graves who placed first in the public speaking competition for Fauquier
    County high school students sponsored annually by the Rotary Club of Warrenton.
•   Gary Newell, Buccaneer Computer Systems, to be the honoree of the” 2010 Fauquier County Good Scout Award.”
•   Cindy Greene, cbgreene interiors, llc, honored for her help and dedication by the Hospice of the Rapidan, Inc.
•   Fauquier Springs Country Club who kindly did not charge the Chamber for the canceled February Luncheon.

                        Be sure to let the Chamber know if you have Kudos-worthy news! Submit in writing
                                         to mailbox@fauquierchamber.org or fax to 347-7510.
                                                            March 2010
 March Events                     S U N                          M O N                  T U E                               W E D                           T H U                           F R I                          S A T
                                                            1                    2 8:00 AM, Leadshare              3      8:00 AM, Leadshare          4 8:00 AM, Leadshare         5                             6      Rogers Ford Farm Winery
 at a Glance…                                                                       Denny’s Restaurant                    Denny’s Restaurant              Denny’s Restaurant                                                Season Opening

                                                                                                                   Member Luncheon                                                                             Winemaking Seminar, 10 AM
  Wednesday, March 3                                                                                                                                                                                           www.vinthillcraftwinery.com
  Member Luncheon                                                                                                    11:30 - 1:30 PM                                                                            2008 Volpe Sangiovese Release
                                                                                                                   The Fauquier Bank                                                                           www.threefoxvineyards.com
     Sponsored by                                                                                                                                                                                                     Barrel Tasting,
                                                                                                                        Fauquier Springs                                                                       www.wineryatlagrange.com
  The Fauquier Bank                                                                 HR Management Certificate            Country Club                                             Musical Comedy Murders, 8 PM Musical Comedy Murders, 8 PM
                                                                                 6-9 PM www.lfccworkforce.com                                                                           www.fctstage.org             www.fctstage.org
  Wednesday, March 10      7                                8                    9 8:00 AM, Leadshare 10                  8:00 AM, Leadshare         11 8:00 AM, Leadshare 12                                    13
  Business Wellness Day                                                             Denny’s Restaurant                    Denny’s Restaurant              Denny’s Restaurant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ancient Roman Trivia Days
                                                                                   Chamber Chat                                                                                                                  www.threefoxvineyards.com
   Thursday, March 18                                                                                              Business Wellness Day
                                                                                   E-Submission                                                                                                                  St Patrick’s Day at the Winery
     After 5 Social                                                                                                  9:30 AM - 2 PM                                                                              www.foxmeadowwinery.com
                                                                                  Deadline 1:00 PM                                                                                    Chili & Wine Night
      Sponsored by          2008 Volpe Sangiovese Release                                                     at the Chamber Offices                                                                                 Wine Maker’s Dinner, 7 PM
                           www.threefoxvineyards.com                              HR Management Cert. 6-9                                                 Fauquier County          www.wineryatlagrange.com
                                                                                                            Please call 540-347-4414 to                                                                              www.pearmundcellars.com
     Fauquier Fair                                                                        PM                                                             Board of Supervisors
                                Barrel Tasting,                                                          schedule an appointment with an                  Meeting 6:30 PM
                                                                                  Warrenton Town Council                                                                          Musical Comedy Murders, 8 PM Musical Comedy Murders, 8 PM
                           www.wineryatlagrange.com                                                         SBDC Business Counselor                                                     www.fctstage.org             www.fctstage.org
                                                                                      Mtg. 7:00 PM
  Wednesday, March 24
                           14    DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME       15                   16 8:00 AM, Leadshare 17                 8:00 AM, Leadshare         18 8:00 AM, Leadshare        19       Young Professionals   20   Annual Barrel Tasting
  Business Wellness Day         Turn Clocks Ahead 1 Hour                                                                                                 Denny’s Restaurant                 Panera 8::30 AM      www.grayghostvineyards.com
                                                                                    Denny’s Restaurant                    Denny’s Restaurant
                            Ancient Roman Trivia Days                                                                                                                                                            Flory Small Business Workshop,
                           www.threefoxvineyards.com                                                                                                     After 5 Social                                               9 AM - 1 PM, 703-335-2500
Upcoming Events            St Patrick’s Day at the Winery
                                                                                                                                  s Day
                                                                                                                        trick’                                                                                            Barrel Tasting,
                           www.foxmeadowwinery.com                                                                 St Pa                                 5:00 - 7:00 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     www.wineryatlagrange.com
   Thursday, April 1                                             Business Expo                                                                        Fauquier County Fair                                              Winemakers Dinner
                           Young People’s Concert, 3 PM                          Essentials of Communication 1-5
                            www.piedmontsymphony.org                                                                   Wine Tasting, 11 - 6 PM          6209 Auburn Mill Rd,                                         www.narmadawinery.com
    2010 Fauquier                                                                 HR Management Cert. 6-9 PM
                           Musical Comedy Murders, 8 PM                             www.lfccworkforce.com                                                    Warrenton                                                 Cinderella 11 AM & 2 PM
 Home & Business Expo            www.fctstage.org                                                                                                                                                                          www.fctstage.org
                                                                                                                            8:00 AM, Leadshare
                                                                                                                                                                                     8:00 AM, Leadshare
                           21                               22                   23 8:00 AM, Leadshare 24                                                                                               27
                                                                                                                                                     25 8:00 AM, Leadshare 26 Ballet Academy of Warrenton
                              Annual Barrel Tasting                                 Denny’s Restaurant                      Denny’s Restaurant          Denny’s Restaurant
   Wednesday, April 7      www.grayghostvineyards.com                                                              Business Wellness Day
   Member Luncheon               Cinderella 2 PM                                                                           9:30 AM - 2 PM
                                 www.fctstage.org
      Sponsored by                                                                                                     Lunch & Learn                                                    Business Directory
                                 Barrel Tasting,                                   HR Management Certificate                                                                           Advertising Deadline
  Dr. Robert B. Iadeluca    www.wineryatlagrange.com                                       6-9 PM                               Noon
                                                                                    www.lfccworkforce.com              “Doing Business with County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cinderella 11 AM & 2 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          www.fctstage.org
                              Equinox Celebration                                                                             Government”                                             Chili & Wine Night
   Wednesday, April 14      www.foxmeadowwinery.com                                                                                                                                www.wineryatlagrange.com
                                                                                                                        at the Chamber Office
  Business Wellness Day    28                               29                   30 8:00 AM, Leadshare 31                 8:00 AM, Leadshare             APRIL                    2                              3
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                                                                                    Denny’s Restaurant                    Denny’s Restaurant              8:00 AM, Leadshare
   Thursday, April 15                                                                                                                                     Denny’s Restaurant
     After 5 Social                                                                                                                                  Fauquier Home &
                                 Cinderella 2 PM
      Sponsored by               www.fctstage.org                                                                                                      Business Expo
    Pearmund Cellars                                                                HR Management Certificate                                        10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
                                                                                 6-9 PM www.lfccworkforce.com
                                                                                                                                                       H.L Pearson Armory
   Wednesday, April 28                                                                                                                               692 Waterloo Rd, Warrenton
  Business Wellness Day

    Saturday, May 15                        This month’s Member Luncheon sponsor is The Fauquier Bank!
 32nd Annual Old Town

								
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