Business News: Nov. 6 | Nvdaily

Edward Jones

Financial Advisor Bret Hrbek with Edward Jones in Front Royal has achieved the professional designation of Chartered Financial Consultant.

Hrbek successfully completed the requirements that included a nine-course curriculum, 18 hours of examinations and fulfilled stringent experience and ethics requirements to achieve the designation from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. The training focused on topics such as the unique challenges of modern retirement income portfolios, income taxation, risk management and insurance, estate and gift-tax strategies, unique needs of different family structures and advanced investment strategies.

Hrbek has been a financial advisor with Edward Jones for 20 years. He can be reached at 540-635-8229 or visit

‘We See You’ campaign

The Warren Coalition’s community-building initiative campaign called “We See You, Warren County” enters its third month with 42 businesses and organizations signed on, along with a number of individuals. Others have joined the Facebook group, which is closing in on 100 people.

By signing up, organizations agree to encourage their employees to acknowledge each other and their customers, as well as those they pass by, with the monthly saying. For November, the saying is “Good luck today!” The goal of the campaign is to be more conscious of reaching out to others and making them feel like acknowledged, welcomed members of the Warren County community.

Participants are encouraged to share their experiences on social media using the hashtag #WeCUWC. Businesses and organizations will receive a window cling to show they are participating. Each month, the Warren Coalition will feature up to 50 members of the Warren County community on the “We See You” website, and on the Warren Coalition social media accounts.

Sign-ups are ongoing. Go to to learn more or visit

Grazing survey

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Graze 300 team is seeking input from farmers across the Commonwealth on perceptions and attitudes related to grazing practices. A short survey has been developed to gather information to evaluate various factors that influence farmers’ attitudes toward adoption of rotational grazing. Findings of this study will help Extension better serve farmers statewide. To access and complete the survey, visit

Information: Robert A. Clark, Senior Extension Agent, 540-459-6140 or email [email protected].

EXIT Realty

Jim Clark, a franchisee with EXIT Premier Realty in Front Royal, was recognized with a Bronze Award by EXIT Realty Corp. International for closing between 25 and 49 real estate transactions from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.


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