Another successful business social

Not to be outdone by Sperryville, Businesses of Rappahannock’s most recent networking social in Little Washington was a huge success! Always happy to support our local nonprofits, we were happy when the Rappahannock Historical Society offered to host the event.

Tours were conducted by Society volunteers, culminating in the museum upstairs — a surprise for many! The event continued under tents on the lawn out back. Seventy members of our business community networked with one another from 5 to 7 p.m. to promote what they do.

Many thanks to our generous hosts: the Rappahannock Historical Society, Tula’s Restaurant and Bar, Magnolia Vineyards and Hopkins Ordinary Bed, Breakfast and Ale Works. Thanks, too, to our wonderful sponsors: Abracadabra Massage and Wellness, the Film Festival at Little Washington, Flourish Root, the Hair Gallery, Mailing Services of VA, and Valley Health.

We were also happy to welcome Supervisors Chris Parrish and John Lesinski, County Administrator Debbie Keyser and Mayor of Washington John Sullivan.

Our next quarterly event will be held Thursday, Aug. 18, at Kevin Adams Gallery on Gay Street in Washington. If you have ties to a business in Rappahannock, please reserve this date now, and plan to attend. If you have not sponsored an event but would like to, please contact me (540-675-1373) or any member of our committee below.

Not a member of Businesses of Rappahannock, but would like to be? Just contact our treasurer Melissa Schooler for a membership application at Each membership allows two representatives of your business to attend each networking event.

On behalf of the committee members (Donna McConn, 540-937-4465; Kim Nelson, 540-272-7841; Bill Pragluski, 540-987-9138; Cheri Woodard, 540-987-8500),

Jan Makela
Biz Link Committee chair

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