Business

Karen Dragotta of Palmyra and independent director with The Pampered Chef –received the company’s Excellence Award in Personal Sales this month. Consultants who receive an award for Personal Sales have reached a minimum of $55,000 in commissionable sales.

“I am honored to be recognized for my success with The Pampered Chef,” Dragotta said.

Dragotta was honored during the company’s annual leadership conference.

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Leslie, Christy and George Cushnie enjoy their new tasting room. Photo by O.T. Holen.Fluvanna’s only winery is growing more than grapes.

Thistle Gate owners George and Leslie Cushnie have opened a tasting room, though the official grand opening is scheduled for early October.

 

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Elizabeth Gugliucci and son Patrick. When most businesses have failed in less than a year, Joe and Elizabeth Gugliucci and their son Patrick, owners of the Troy Deli and Bakery, are excited about their success.

Located on Rt. 15, around the corner of from the Troy Post Office, the location has been a difficult one for past businesses. But the Gugliuccis celebrated their first year in business on Aug. 22.

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Taxi driver Summer ChaffmanDespite the ever climbing gas prices, Summer Chaffman realized that there was no taxi service in Scottsville or the surrounding communities.

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Dominion Virginia Power is proposing to convert Bremo Power Station in Fluvanna County from using coal to burning natural gas to generate electricity, according to a story last week in the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper.

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