Amanda Shrader Photography

No matter your shape, size, age, stage or walk of life; the skirt project is for you! Whether you’re celebrating one of life’s precious milestones, or stepping in front of the lens just for you, I want you to feel valued and precious and beautiful!

My passion behind The Skirt Project lies within my own struggles, making me want to encourage and empower as many women as possible - providing you with the confidence to love yourself every day!

Beads, Bracelets and a Bit of Boredom

The mental health journey: It all started on a Sunday night with a bored college student sitting in a dorm room while watching The Great British Baking Show. As a freshman college student, I found myself stuck on campus in a small dorm room with loads of work to get done, and that can take a toll on one’s mental health. Finding a way of releasing built up energy, anxiety, and boredom is necessary and this is mine. I’ve been making bracelets since I was a kid and I use this as a way of releasing anxiety instead of picking at my fingers, having panic attacks, or doing homework two weeks in advance.

BMC Bakes

Sarah Baker-McEvilly has a passion for anything and everything sweet! After struggling with allergies of her own, she is providing a gluten free and allergy friendly space to those who need it. She is so excited to turn your sweet dreams into a delicious reality!

Boutique Balloons

A Harrisonburg, VA, balloon shop and party planning. Creating Pinterest worthy parties without stress!

Charlee Rose Boutique

Charlee Rose carries a carefully curated selection of clothing options, accessories and gift items with a focus on size inclusive clothing. We carry sizes XS-3XL with the idea that every body should be celebrated by feeling good in the clothing we wear. We specialize in providing goods from other local women owned businesses in our area + beyond. Shopping Charlee Rose also supports dozens of other small businesses + their families.

Darling Dynamo

Darling Dynamo was first founded by influencer/content creator and Mamma Mia superfan, Marissa Taylor, on July 17th, 2020. First launching on Etsy under the shop name “IslandFindsByMarissa,” this little shop strives to produce ethically and sustainably made goods that are each handmade and packaged with love by our Marissa. Recently launching the rebrand of the shop as “Darling Dynamo” in early 2022, Marissa has since gained many sales, followers, and friends that encourage each other to live life to the fullest and inspire their very own Dynamo hearts.

Excel Rocktown Running

Excel Rocktown Running provides their athletes with enriching and relevant resources to foster personal empowerment and intuition so that they may weave in consistently excellent performances along with practices that promote long-term optimization and wellness.

Floral Genius

Floral Genius is the only US manufacturer of flower frogs, which are sustainable floral design mechanics for professionals and at-home designers. Harmony Harvest Farm and Floral Genius are both owned and operated by a mother-daughter trio, Chris Auville, Jessica Hall, and Stephanie Duncan. They call themselves The Trifecta.

Four Seasons Harmony

Four Seasons Harmony helps you take care of your health and well-being by providing holistic tools to sustain your balance like herbal, nutrition and Ayurvedic therapies.

Fused 2 Fitness

I am a women’s fitness specialist. I help moms heal postpartum aches & pains, improve their body confidence and simplify a healthy lifestyle. I believe in supporting and encouraging others so that together we can live and work as a community toward positive change.

Harmony Harvest Farm

Harmony Harvest Farm is a 20-acre cut flower farm located in Weyers Cave and is the only farm in the country that ships mixed, American-grown flower bouquets directly into homes across the country.

Illustration by A.C.B.

I am an aspiring illustrator based in Grottoes, Virginia. The style of my illustrations is emphatically traditional! The initial pencil drawing is outlined with a dip pen, then carefully filled in with watercolor. Miniature detail is a specialty, and most originals are the same size as the printed card.

My illustrations depict a wide range of subjects–nature, people, and animals both realistic and fanciful. Sources of inspiration include the changing seasons, my faith, and children’s literature.

New Creation

New Creation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on mission to creatively counteract human trafficking with a local heart & global approach.

We work with more than 60 partner organizations from five continents to create dignified work for those rescued from, or vulnerable to trafficking around the world.

Philly Wine

Philly Wine offers classes and certification for wine lovers, enthusiasts, and trade professionals. Whether you just want to learn more or are working toward a Master-level title, Philly Wine has something for you. We offer classes, events, and WSET Certification in wine, sake, and spirits.

Photography by Jo

I’m Jo Mahaney, an Augusta County and Staunton wedding photographer dedicated to creating images that showcase the connection between each couple. There's nothing more personal than your wedding day, and it'd be my honor to document that for you. I want to preserve these memories and stories of your wedding day for you and your loved ones. My goal is to document the emotions and unique story of each wedding day as authentically and raw as the events unfolded. I specialize in documenting candid interaction and emotional expression. We spend our whole lives seeking joy and contentment, and I love that I get to spend my career celebrating and sharing love.

Pink Ambition Pole Fitness

Pink Ambition Pole Fitness is a welcoming, safe space to get fit and explore the mind-body connection through pole fitness and dance. As the only studio offering pole fitness classes in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and the surrounding area we are happy to welcome all individuals age 18 and above. We offer group classes as well as private lessons and private parties for any occasion! We strive to promote self-love and personal growth in our students and staff.

Pulse HR Solutions

Pulse HR Solutions is a human resources and training firm that offers comprehensive and cost-effective programs specifically designed to meet the needs of your organization, also specializing in employee culture and diversity surveys.

REMIX Studio

We’re a dance and movement space for all ages and abilities. REMIX your routine with dance cardio, salsa, hip-hop and more!

Rogue HR

At Rogue HR, it’s all about the power of leadership. After 25 years of working in human resources and training, the concept of the truth through stories was realized.

Shenandoah Community Capital Fund

Since our founding in 2008, the Shenandoah Community Capital Fund has been dedicated to helping entrepreneurs. We serve as the regional hub for entrepreneurial innovation and bring together the talent, creativity, information, funding, and resources that grow a vibrant local economy.

We are a safe place for dreamers and schemers to imagine the possibilities, ask questions, and get the funding they need in order to succeed.

Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center

The Shenandoah Valley is a diverse business environment and the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center caters to a wide range of industries. Our Business Advisors possess expertise and industry experience in restaurant, retail, real estate, tourism, communications, and technology businesses. We also have access to many subject matter experts through the Virginia Small Business Development Center network, among higher education associates, and private consulting agencies throughout the Commonwealth.

SKS.Artworks

Offering healing and wellness through Henna, the ancient art of body adornment and self-expression, and makeup services to help you feel and look your best.

The Downtown Rabbit Hole

At The Downtown Rabbit Hole, we serve high quality; gourmet and healthy French loose leaf teas, herbal drinks and flavored water for the whole communit-tea! As expert tea brewers, we will help you find the tea that fits your mood!

In a colorful and fun space located in Downtown Harrisonburg, everyone is welcomed! Come, relax, create and share in a safe environment that stays open late!

The Isle Co.

With a tradition of offering quality products and Southern charm, The Isle Co is a favorite shopping destination for locals and visitors alike. Family owned and operated, The Isle Co is most known for our 100% hand-poured Soy Candles that double as a body lotion! Our candles are 'cool burning' allowing you to "dip" right in for use on your skin. By visiting The Isle Co one can experience the wonder of our Soy Lotion Line including candles and melts in over 30 delightful fragrances.

Women for Madison

We are a diverse network of alumni, parents, students, faculty and friends of James Madison University who engage and inform women about the opportunities and needs of the university. Our primary goal is to enhance the collective involvement and financial impact of women giving to JMU. Building on JMU’s history as a women’s institution and recognizing today’s 6:4 female-to-male student enrollment, the organization seeks new ways to engage women of varied interests and accomplishments in the life of the university. Women for Madison encourages women to connect with one another, university leaders, and JMU’s exceptional professors and students as they invest their time, talents and resources.

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