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Spotlight:  Live, Work, Play in Augusta County
Augusta County businesses brought "Live, Work, Play" to life in the past month. Our business community made it happen, offering citizens new options for housing, jobs and eating locally. Here's the update:
Live - Gables East is Fishersville's newest condominium complex. The condos are accessible by elevator for all one-level living. Click here to read about all of Gables East amenities, and don't forget that Augusta County is one of the top places in Virginia to get a mortgage.
Work - Innovative Refrigeration announced 100 new jobs and a $1.6M expansion on July 25th. Headquartered in Lyndhurst and employing 235 nationwide, Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Inc. has successfully designed, fabricated, and installed customized turn-key industrial refrigeration systems for over 20 years.  Innovative Refrigeration has grown from a family-owned "garage shop" to a nationwide powerhouse in the cold storage and food processing industry.
Play - Valley Pike Farm Market will open in Weyers Cave on August 22nd. This restored historic barn located on Route 11 will feature local foods, a deli counter, Virginia's Finest products, The Rumor Mill Coffee Company serving locally roasted coffee beans, an ice cream counter, a food truck court, local craft beer and wine as well as a future open-air vegetable stand.  The Granary will also be available for events.  Plan to attend the Grand Opening Celebration on September 3rd!
When a community offers citizens opportunities to meet all of life's basic needs - a roof over our heads, a job to support families and a place to eat quality food - we're headed in the right direction.

Amanda Glover, Director of Economic Development

Food Truck Wednesdays
The Verona Lunch Hour

If you haven't had a chance to enjoy this tasty new summer opportunity, sign up here to see what food trucks will be at the Government Center every Wednesday through October. Not only have we enjoyed the eats, we've also enjoyed seeing the local community at the Government Center! Join us this Wednesday for Rocks Money Pit BBQ, Eats on the Streets and Spice Sea Gourmet.
 "Students can't be what they can't see ."
Monica Gray, founder of, spoke at the recent Shenandoah Valley Partnership's Annual Meeting and shared's mission, "Students can't be what they can't see." This missive inspired Monica to create DreamWakers, a free online video software program beaming career speakers into classrooms via videoconferencing. These speakers offer students the opportunity to learn about careers they otherwise may not have known existed.

The opportunity to inspire is available for Augusta County companies as well. If interested, look into DreamWakers here.

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