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March 27, 2018

Biz Buzz: County economic summit April 5 at airport

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One of those registered for the Fauquier Economic Summit will win the door prize: A day trip for four to Martha’s Vineyard on Ralph Craft’s private jet.
Economic summit slated at airport

The first Fauquier Economic Summit will take place Thursday morning, April 5, at the county airport near Midland.

The Fauquier Chamber of Commerce will host the event, “Exploring the Art of the Possible for professionals in the development, real estate, investments, finance, aviation, tourism, industry, commerce, engineering, technology sectors.

The summit will run from 8 to 10 a.m. The admission fee of $20 per person includes a catered breakfast. Click here to register or for more information.

Topics will include:
• Commercial and industrial development opportunities in Fauquier’s eight service districts.
• Resources for successful outcomes.
• Incentives for technology, defense production, tourism and “green” development.
• An overview of the planned new airport terminal.
• Rainwater harvesting for commercial and residential potable water.

The speakers will be:
• Miles Friedman, county economic development director.
• Tom Wisemiller, Warrenton’s economic development manager.
• David Darrah, the Warrenton-Fauquier airport director.
• Ralph Crafts, a local entrepreneur, philanthropist and sustainability proponent.

“The inaugural economic summit will highlight the many new opportunities for commerce and industry in the county,” chamber President Joe Martin said. “We have shovel- and occupancy-ready sites; our regional workforce is solid, and the quality of life here is uniquely pleasant.

“The county board of supervisors has recently funded several business-friendly initiatives including broadband, utilities infrastructure, public school education increases and the new airport terminal.”

Mr. Crafts has donated a day trip for four to Martha’s Vineyard on his private jet as the door prize.

Remington Drug Diabetes Education Program accredited

Remington Drug Diabetes Education Program recently received national accreditation.

The American Association of Diabetes Educators, certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, awarded the designation. It will provide those with diabetes the southern Fauquier/northern Culpeper region increased access to high quality diabetes education services.

A collaborative process, diabetes education helps patients gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. Pharmacists with extensive training as diabetic educators lead Remington Drug’s program.

The Main Street pharmacy offers free general diabetes education classes at the Remington volunteer fire/rescue station at 10:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month. More individualized education, covered by Medicare and most commercial insurance plans, is available by appointment.

“We are passionate about partnering with people in our community and their providers to help them understand and manage this disease to achieve the best overall health outcomes possible” said Margaret Rowe, the Remington Drug Diabetes Education Program coordinator.
“Remington Drug Diabetes Education Program is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation in 2009,” said Leslie E. Kolb, director of the Diabetes Education Accreditation Program.

Free job fair April 4 at LFCC

A free job fair, featuring representatives from more than 25 businesses, will take place 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at the Lord Fairfax Community College just south of Warrenton.

The Virginia Employment Commission will offer free resume and interview etiquette class from 3 to 4 p.m. LFCC Workforce Solutions and The Fauquier Chamber will sponsor the job fair.
Participating employers include Appleton Campbell, CDS Tractor Trailer Training, Culpeper Medical Center, Demolition Services Inc., Fauquier County government, Fauquier County Public Schools, Fauquier Health, Genesis Home Improvement, Long and Foster Real Estate, McCrea Equipment Co., Micron Technology Inc., Moo Thru, My Plumber Heating and Cooling, Payne’s Parking Designs Inc., Powers Farm & Brewery, Puffenbarger Insurance and Financial Services Inc., Ruston Paving Co. Inc., Savory Fare Catering, Shirley Contracting Co. LLC, Superior Paving Corp., TechFlow Inc., Visiting Angels and William A. Hazel.
Attendees are encouraged to dress to impress and bring copies of their resumes. They may register online at
Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education at LFCC offer business, professional development and continuing education courses and credentials relevant to in-demand jobs.

For more information about the fair, visit

For more information about Workforce Solutions, call 540-868-7021, or visit

Solar energy workshop April 13

A free “Solar Planning Workshop” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, April 13, near Remington.

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission and Piedmont Environmental Council will present the workshop to provide perspectives from local governments, state and regional agencies, and non-profit organizations on various topics related to planning for solar energy in Virginia’s Piedmont region.

It will take place in the American Legion Post 247 building at 11420 James Madison Highway, north of Remington.

The agenda includes speakers from the Solar Research Institute, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Association of Counties, local governments and the PEC.

Click here for more information or to register.

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