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For the Record - Shenandoah Valley, April 2013

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Meghan Moeslein plans to open Baked Bagels & More this spring on Main Street in Front Royal. The site is the former home of Memories Engraving Plus, and Goldsmith’s Fine Jewelry. The business will be a traditional bakery, Moeslein said, with bagels, pies, cupcakes, breads, cakes, fudge, cheesecakes and “anything my little heart desires.” (Northern Virginia Daily)

Daikin McQuay, a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd., will invest $9.2 million to expand its operation in Augusta County. The company is the world’s largest global manufacturer of commercial heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and building management equipment and systems. It said the plant upgrade will allow it to make energy-saving chiller products. The project is expected to create 50 jobs. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

The maker of a prestigious line of gifts and accessories agreed Feb. 19 to drop a federal lawsuit against a Winchester merchant it had accused of selling fake versions of its products. The papers filed in U.S. District Court by Coach Inc. and Coach Services Inc. gave no reasons why the company was dropping the complaint against Huong Ngoc Nguyen, owner of Europe Nails and Perfect Nails in Apple Blossom Mall. (Northern Virginia Daily)

The NetTech Center in Winchester is one of 14 telework centers in the Washington metro area whose contracts with the U.S. General Services Administration ended on March 31. “Basically, GSA decided they no longer want to be in the business of operating telework centers,” said Linda Whitmer, who has served as director of the NetTech Center for 15 years.  (Northern Virginia Daily)

New World Pasta celebrated its 20th year in Winchester. The New World Pasta facility, located at 300 Park Center Drive in Frederick County, produces more than 625,000 pounds of spaghetti, macaroni, ziti and lasagna. Annually, the volume reaches 200 million pounds. The plant produces such brands as Ronzoni, Light ‘n Fluffy and San Giorgio. New World Pasta also has plants in Montreal, St. Louis and Fresno, Calif., and is the main pasta supplier on the East Coast. Its headquarters is in Harrisburg, Pa. (The Winchester Star)

Despite Warren County School Board approval, an area business cannot relocate to a school building because of Front Royal zoning regulations. Gourmet on the Go, a Winchester-based catering and homemade meal delivery service, is planning to leave its Creekside Station location after five years, according to co-owners Kay Schroyer. Schroyer and Lisa Jakobsen, They wanted to rent the kitchen at the school system’s Blue Ridge Technical Center. (Northern Virginia Daily)

Shenandoah National Park doesn’t just enrich the region’s culture. It also enriches its coffers. More than 1.2 million people visited the park in 2011 and spent nearly $74 million in the surrounding communities, according to a news release from the park. (Northern Virginia Daily)

 


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