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March 5, 2019

Biz Buzz: Oak View Bank adds attorney to board

Hannah Rodriguez elected to Oak View National Bank board; Tyler Fetherolf joins Meridian Financial Partners.
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Rodriguez joins bank board

Local attorney Hanna Lee Rodriguez has joined the Warrenton-based Oak View National Bank Board of Directors.

“The addition of someone of Hanna’s knowledge and experience will surely enhance Oak View’s growth objectives and provide additional expertise to our board of directors,” Vice Chairman and CEO Michael Ewing said. “We appreciate Hanna’s confidence in our way of serving our communities and are thrilled to have her as a member of the board.”

Practicing with Walker Jones in Warrenton, Ms. Rodriguez focuses on estate planning, probate and trust administration. She serves as guardian ad litem for incapacitated adults in Fauquier, Rappahannock, Prince William and Fairfax counties.

She earned her law degree from Regent University and her bachelor’s in pre-law from Pensacola Christian College.

Ms. Rodriguez serves as vice president of the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County and as a member of PATH Foundation Grants Committee. She is a past member of the Players Representative Committee of the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, a past president of the Fauquier County Bar Association and a past secretary of the Fauquier Free Clinic.

She plays violin with the Piedmont Symphony and is active in legal profession organizations.

Established in 2007, Oak View has offices in Warrenton, Marshall and Culpeper. It grew from the roots of the old Marshall National Bank & Trust Co., which went through a series of mergers, starting in 1998.

Smith-Midland announces promotions

Fauquier-based precast concrete manufacturer Smith-Midland Corp. recently announced these promotions:

Alan Pritchard to plant manager of the Midland facility. Pritchard came to the company with an extensive precast background. He has served outstandingly as SMC’s quality control manager since January 2014.

Vaughncarl Gardner to quality control manager. Mr. Gardner joined the company in March 2015 and worked in its Architectural Department until November of that year, when he transferred to the QC department. He has earned the NPCA Master Precaster designation as well as PCI III certification.

Joseph Shields to Batch Plant team leader. Mr. Shields came to SMC with an extensive background and he has been a member of the Batch Plant team for seven years. He also worked for the company from 1998 until 2002.

Concrete Safety Systems, Smith-Midland’s safety barrier rental division, also hired internally. Roberto Chavez Villalobos will return to CSS as the general manager on Monday, March 11. Mr. Villalobos came to SMC with an extensive work background and he has been a member of the Smith-Midland team since 2012. He will receive certification as master precaster certification after completion of his training.

Fetherolf joins Meridian Financial Partners

Tyler Fetherolf has joined Meridian Financial Partners in Warrenton as its operations support specialist.

Mr. Fetherolf graduated from Averett University with a double major in accounting and marketing management. He will oversee day-to-day operations, including compliance, portfolio administration and financial planning support. The Liberty High School graduate interned with Meridian last summer.

Pursing a master’s degree in accounting, Mr. Fetherolf plans to take the certified public accounting exam.

He previously worked part-time as an assistant teacher at Tiny Tots Christian Preschool.

Main Street bookstore “soft” opening March 16

Main Street Warrenton’s first independent bookstore in decades will conduct a “soft” opening March 16.

The kickoff for Old Town’s Open Book at 104 Main St. will feature Red Truck Bakery owner Brian Noyes, who will sign copies of his “Red Truck Bakery Cookbook: Gold-Standard Recipes from Rural America’s Favorite Rural Bakery.”

For its first day, the store will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beginning at 11 a.m., Mr. Noyes will make a presentation, take questions and sign copies of the cookbook. The event will include free cake prepared by his bakery.

Red Truck has two stores — one in Warrenton at 22 Waterloo St. and the other at 8366 W. Main St. in Marshall.

“The abbreviated day is really to give us a chance to try out our system and work out the kinks,” bookstore co-owner Rachel Sirene explained in an email.  “We will close afterwards and not reopen until” the bookstore’s March 22 “grand” opening.  

Ms. Sirene and co-owner Cammie Fuller also have a silent third partner.

Old Town’s Open Book inventory will total 7,000 to 10,000 volumes. It will operate seven days a week.

Restaurant Week in Warrenton

Fourteen participating restaurants and bakeries offer fixed-price lunches and dinners for $10, $20 and $30 through Sunday, March 10, during Warrenton’s “Restaurant Week.”
The specials apply to dine-in meals only, unless otherwise stated by the business.

Experience Old Town Warrenton organized the event with these participants:

• Black Bear Bistro & Brick Oven
• Cafe Torino
• Claire's at the Depot
• Deja Brew Cafe
• Denim & Pearls
• Gâteau Bakery Cafe & Tea Room
• Great Harvest Warrenton
• Haute Cakes Pastry Shop
• Molly's Irish Pub
• PizzaRama Warrenton
• Shawn's BBQ of Warrenton
• Taj Palace Indian Cuisine
• The Natural Marketplace
• Wort Hog Brewing Company

For more information visit The organization recommends checking details with the restaurant or bakery before ordering.

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