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For the Record - Shenandoah Valley, October 2012

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Augusta Health in Fishersville was named one of the Top 100 hospitals in the country among medium-size community hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, based on a study of efficiency measures and patient satisfaction. The facility also showed the fastest year-to-year improvement from 2006 to 2010. (News Leader)

City Holding Co., a Charleston, W.Va., bank holding company, plans to buy Community Bank in Staunton in a $26 million stock deal. Community Bank’s directors agreed to the proposal because of the financial burdens associated with remaining an independent bank. (News Leader)

Frontier Airlines, a Denver-based airline carrier, will begin weekly nonstop flights from Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport to Orlando International Airport in late November. (The News Virginian)

Coldwell Banker Funkhouser Realtors will drop its affiliation with its national franchiser and become Funkhouser Real Estate Group. The firm felt technology advances have reduced the need for a national affiliation. Funkhouser, founded in 1970, franchised with Prudential in 1992 before joining Coldwell Banker in 2002. (Daily News Record)

Harrisonburg approved plans for a $15 million city transit center on a 13-acre city-owned parcel that is home to transit facilities and a garage. Shockey and Sons Inc., of Winchester will design and build the center. Grants from state and federal sources will cover $6.8 million of the cost. (Daily News Record)

A team of James Madison University marketing graduates won the Americas Region competition of the Google Online Marketing Challenge. The project paired college teams with business or nonprofit groups to boost their online traffic. The JMU team worked with Triple C Camp, a youth camp and challenge course in Charlottesville. (News release)

Staunton will be profiled in the October issue of Go magazine, the in-flight publication of AirTran Airways. The magazine, which was profiling small towns near AirTran destinations, chose Staunton as tops in the “small-town charm” category. (News Leader)

 


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