We had a chance to sit down and chat with the new president and CEO of the Harrisonburg and Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, Chris Quinn. Read our in depth interview to learn more about Chris and all that he brings to the businesses in our community.
We've had a great 2017...and we wanted to take this time to reminisce and thank our amazing and dedicated vendors! From literally going the extra mile to answering our questions quickly, we are fortunate to be able to partner with them throughout the year. We've compiled memories from some of our agents of times that our vendors have gone above and beyond this past year. We thank you!
Bittersweet Bakery - a staple of the Harrisonburg Farmers market - has recently renovated and moved to 120 W. Wolfe Street. They are currently just baking for custom orders - but they will have their retail space open after their ribbon cutting and open house on November 21st starting at 2pm. Co-owners Alicia Barger and Erica Ray let me hang out with them in the kitchen as they baked. These ladies are talented, passionate about what they do, and fun to be around. We are so excited they have their own space - read on for a little more about their background and their hopes for their new store!
Although withSimplicity has been in the downtown scene for a few years now - they recently expanded and moved to the storefront on 108 S. Main street where they share the space with Restorative Massage Therapy. They celebrated their grand opening on October 6th. The owner, Irina Dovganetskiy, graciously answered our questions about the new location. With many of their products made in-house with fresh and organic ingredients and their support of body positivity, this new location has much to offer!
Waffle Yum is a new food truck in the Harrisonburg area that features Belgian Liege Waffles - made from dough (not batter) and Belgian Pearl sugar (can you say caramelization and flavor?) that combine to create a tasty treat! They also offer fruit smoothies! Read on for Renae and Dave Eaton's answers to our questions!
If you are looking for a great way to meet new people, network, volunteer, or otherwise get involved in our local Harrisonburg community, take a look at this roundup of fun groups to join in our area!