Business

A group of friends enjoyed a meal at the Hole in One Café. With construction of the new cart barn and club house at the Lake Monticello golf course and a season of unending rainy days, it has been a slow start for the Hole in One Café. However, Manager Frank Hedderich is optimistic and determined to build it into a successful business.

Hedderich, along with partners Mark Moser and Len Poulin, are the owners and operators of HIO Golf Management, LLC. Hedderich, PGA general manager, has been overseeing the transformation of the Eagle’s Nest food service operation since February and has been making headway. He has been pleased with what they have accomplished so far.

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Thistle Gate Vineyard was presented with the Dogwood AwardThe Fluvanna Garden Club presented the owners of Thistle Gate Vineyard with its prestigious Dogwood Award on Thursday, May 19. George and Leslie Cushnie, owners of the vineyard, are the 20th annual recipients of this award, given to a Fluvanna business or organization that has used landscaping to enhance their location along Fluvanna’s main roads. Add a comment

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A business forum attracted Fluvanna business ownersBusiness owners, workers, and county staff gathered at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Thursday evening (May 19) to discuss impediments to operating a successful business in Fluvanna County.

The community business forum drew about 40 people, many of whom shared ideas about how Fluvanna can better support its businesses.

“This is your meeting,” said Jason Smith, director of community and economic development, to the gathered business people. “We want feedback and we want to create that action step so that we can continue to improve our process in helping small business and providing what the community needs.”

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The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors gave the go ahead to Fluvanna’s first brewery on Wednesday night (May 18).

Antioch Brewing Company, owned by Raymond and Chrystan Bunch, has gotten rave reviews for its beer, said brewery representative Alan Crummette, but so far has been giving it away for free.

“We aren’t legal yet,” said Crummette. “And that’s why we want to hurry up and get this rolling so that we can start recovering our losses and growing our business.”

Located by the Bunch’s home on Branch Road in the Cunningham area, Antioch Brewing Company already has a line–up of different flavors to get started on. Right now the company grows its own hops to supplement those it buys and is looking to purchase other needed grains as locally as possible.

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Sue Charney named business person of year

The Fluvanna County Chamber of Commerce named Sue Charney, owner of Red Rocker Candy, as Fluvanna Business Person of the Year for 2014. Add a comment

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