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Chamber severs ties to Frontier Museum … why not re-partner with Daylily Festival?

Daylily Wine FestivalBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Three years ago the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce decided to sever their long-standing working relationship with Andre Viette and his annual Daylily and Wine Festival held the third weekend in July (see 15th annual Daylily and Wine Festival at Andre Viette’s Nursery), and moved to a September “Good Times” festival at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton.

Now we’re learning it was apparently only a three-year deal with the Museum, a deal that has now ended. The two organizations are parting ways.

Last week at their meeting the Augusta County Board of Supervisors voted to allow the Chamber to start a new event at Shenandoah Acres Resort in Stuarts Draft. What happened to “Good Times”?

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Augusta County welcomes Blue Ridge Machine Works to Mill Place Commerce Park

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Another business was announced by the Augusta County Board of Supervisors as they welcomed Blue Ridge Machine Works to the county’s Mill Place Commerce Park. President and CEO Mike Shelton plans to invest $1,350,000 to build a new facility in Mill Place Commerce Park, creating 10 new jobs for the area. Construction will begin in the fall with plans to be open and operational by spring 2015.
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