January - Guest Ardy Wunder informed us about Winchester Imaging, Winchester Radiologists, the services they provide and how you have a choice in who you choose from your MRI's, CAT scans, ect.
February - We were in an award winning studio for February's show! The 2017 Greater Good Award winners were in studio to talk about their recent awards and to give us insight about their businesses. Christy Foltz from American Woodmark, Large Business of the Year, Keighley Gore from Gore's Meats, Small Business of the Year, Tim Coyne, Citizen of the Year, and Jacqueline Shoemaker from Winchester Weight Loss, Entrepreneur of the Year.
March - Guest Dale Haywood, Director of Operations for Bojangles' was in the studio to talk about the Bojangles' business model, their commitment to our community and their employees, and of course, their menu items.
April - Guests: Shari Fletcher, 1st Vice Commander & Fundraising Chair for AMVETS Post 18 and Jay Marts, Finance Chair for AMVETS Post 18.
May - Guests, Jenny Cubbage, owner of Comfort Keepers and her general manager, Elizabeth Campbell. We talked about the services Comfort Keepers can provide, discussed questions you should ask to help determine when/if it’s time to consider in-home care.
June - Guests: John Doleman with Apps TwentyFour Seventeen (sponsor of Chamber Night at the Ballpark); Nate Crandell, Winchester Royals board member & Jordan Huntley CF with Winchester Royals.
July - Guest: Mark Andrews with Doing Better Business talks about what sets Doing Better Business apart from other businesses.
August - Guests: Suzanne Conrad, Hob Nob in the Valley Committee Chair and Harry Smith with United Bank, the presenting sponsor, talked about the 19th annual Hob Nob in the Valley event on Friday, September 14.
The Valley Today Podcast Archives
January - 2015 Greater Good Award Winners talked about what winning meant to them personally and professionally along with all the great attributes of their business which helped to qualify them for their win.
February - 2016 Greater Good Award Winners: Mark Merrill, Valley Health President & CEO and Joe Silek, Chairman of the Valley Health System Board of Trustees along with Allison Dillow, Marketing Director for BK Connected Solutions and Kate Horton, President & CEO of BK Connected Solutions.
March - Richard Kennedy, CEO of Top of Virginia Regional Chamber and Emily Buhl, Marketing Director for the chamber. Listen to learn about the benefits of Chamber membership, how it can help small business owners on their path to success and common misconceptions about chambers, their funding and networking events.
April - Marion Schottelkorb, Executive Director of WATTS (Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter) who told us about their mission, their shelters and several upcoming fundraisers.
May - Board members and golf tournament chairperson, Bryan Biddle talked about the upcoming Corporate Challenge Golf Tournament happening on June 30, 2017 at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Course.
June - Jim Stutzman, owner of Jim Stutzman Chevrolet to talk about the chamber’s centennial celebration and car raffle. Emily gave us some history and background on the chamber along with all the different ways a business can benefit from being involved.
July - Belladean Mashingaidze (Social Media/Marketing Specialist) and Tracey Scott (Brand Manager) for White House Foods based in Winchester, VA. We talked about their product line including a few new products and the recent grand opening of “Let’s Be Honest” presented by White House Cares.
August - Committee Chair, John Fox talks about the upcoming Hob Nob in the Valley on September 8th.
September - Guest, Jimmy Wilkins to talk about the Chamber’s history and upcoming Centennial Celebration. Jimmy gave us some history about his family’s long-time involvement with the chamber – he’s the oldest, living Past President of the organization.
October - Guests, Katrina Meade & Denise Snapp from City National Bank – sponsors and committee members for the chamber’s Valor Awards happening on November 2. They told us about the awards history, the types of nominations and the importance of recognizing our public safety personnel (and individual citizens) for their bravery, courage and quick action in various situations.
November - Guests, Wes & Cindy Dove with Dove Development & Consulting. We talked about their business, the services it offers and the benefit of training staff from sales to future leaders using their John Maxwell certified program.
December - Emily & Danita from the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber to talk about all the services the chamber offers it’s members, the benefits of being a member including networking opportunities along with learning programs. We talked about their various award programs & events and the overall investment involved with being a member.
January - Director of Marketing & Communications, Emily Buhl, talks about upcoming events!
February - Interview with Eleese Elliott from Mover Dudes.
March - Interview with Wayne Witmer from Harman Construction.
April - Jimmy Robertson, Winchester Public Schools, talking about the Securing Your Future Initiative.
May - David Kelly, owner of Cafe del Sol and YPG Board Member.
June - Melissa Wampler from Adams and Garth Staffing and Executive Search.
July - John Fox, Greenwood Grocery & Deli, and HB Simpson, Annandale Millwork, talking about Hob Nob in the Valley 2016.
August - Steve Shafran talking about the Chelsea Hutchison Foundation and their upcoming event. Steve also talks about how being a chamber member has helped him increase his visibility in the community.
September - Katrina Meade and Densie Snapp from City National Bank talking about the upcoming Valor Awards on November 3! Hear about the event from the presenting sponsors and planning committee.
October - Richard Kennedy, new Chamber CEO, talking about the future of the Chamber.
November- Danita Roble, Director of Membership Development, talking about how to take advantage of chamber membership!
December - Outgoing Mayor Elizabeth Minor talked about her 36-year tenure in public service to the City of Winchester including the last 12 years as mayor. She recounted her proudest accomplishments and talked about what an honor and joy it’s been to serve the citizens of Winchester in such a valuable way.