Guest Blog Post by Chris Rooker – The Harrisonburg Homes Team.

This year, The Harrisonburg Homes Team is partnering with your Chamber to bring you “The Word on the Street”, a monthly review and preview of what’s happening with your fellow Chamber Members in the Harrisonburg area and beyond. Our partnership will help members stay up-to-date on new member businesses and restaurants, events, the local real estate market, interesting community information and more! Let’s stay connected and engaged in 2018. To subscribe to “The Word on the Street” newsletter, click here.

Community Spotlight
From co-owner’s of The Isle Co. Kathy Miller and Becca Slye (a mother and daughter duo) comes a new space to open in the Agora Downtown Market – Create Downtown. They will host a verity of classes and workshops lead by guest teachers – from knitting to marble pour painting. They also offer a variety of creative games and puzzles to purchase. Click here to read more details and future hopes of their space shared by Becca! Join them for their grand opening as part of First Fridays on April 6th!



Monthly Member Business Roundup

  • Harrisonburg Restaurant Week runs March 5th-11th—for a list of special menu items and participating restaurants, click here.
  • Take the kids and a picnic basket—the town of Elkton is opening a new playground!
  • Chiedo has started Founderby30—a resource for uniting and developing entrepreneurs passionate about their communities.

Community Event Spotlight
Lace up your running shoes and join the Explore More Discovery Museum for Run the Runway 5K on March 10th at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport to raise money for their upcoming aviation exhibit. The Run the Runway 5K is a family-friendly event beginning with a 1K Fun Run for children ages 3-12 at 8:30 am and a chip-timed 5K on the taxiway and runway beginning at 9:00 AM. This unique race opportunity is a perfect fit for runners, walkers and families at all fitness levels. All proceeds will benefit the Explore More Discovery Museum’s new aviation exhibit where children will learn about the many aspects of aviation including hands-on experience as a pilot, aircraft mechanic, air traffic controller and passenger. Click here for more information and to register for the event.


Real Estate Market Brief & Trends

We’ve started out 2018 with slightly fewer sales – but the price per square foot and median sales price have increased. Also, the new listings have increased since last January. Click here to find out more about the residential market report for Harrisonburg and Rockingham, and see our featured listing at 309 Woodbridge Drive in Elkton!




Chris Rooker began his real estate career in 2003 with the vision of creating a residential sales team that works together to offer home buyers and sellers extraordinary customer service. He co-owns The Harrisonburg Homes Team with Brant Suter, working directly with buyers and sellers. Chris also serves on the Board of Directors for your Chamber, as well as the Membership Committee.