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FairField Center’s International Festival Awarded Virginia Tourism Grant

Funding designated for Harrisonburg International Festival & Community Project. HARRISONBURG (August 20, 2018) Governor Ralph Northam announced today that the Community Mediation Center DBA FairField Center has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program grant fund for its Harrisonburg International Festival & Community program. In total VTC awarded more than $890,000 …

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FairField Center Welcomes New Board Member

Harrisonburg’s FairField Center announced a recent addition to its Board of Directors, with Eastern Mennonite University (EMU)’s Travis Pettit coming on as a director. Pettit brings a background in management, organizational development, banking, and marketing to the board. He is currently director of admissions and marketing for all graduate, adult, and seminary programs at EMU. …

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Next Meeting in the Middle Class Set for Aug. 20

Raising a child in different homes can be challenging at times. FairField’s Meeting in the Middle class focuses on co-parenting through separation and divorce. It provides parents and caregivers with the opportunity to think critically about what is best for their child and how they can work together to accomplish it. Some of the topics …

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5 Tips to Help You Say “We Need to Talk”

No one really enjoys having an authentic difficult conversation. At times, just the thought of talking about a tough subject with “the other” can turn a stomach upside down, cause heart palpitations, and make knees wobbly. With those sensations, along with the worry of making things worse, the appeal of putting off the discussion can …

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The Cost of Workplace Conflict is Greater than You Think

According to a 2008 study by CPP Inc.–publishers of the Myers-Briggs Assessment and the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument — U.S. employees spent 2.8 hours per week dealing with conflict. This amounts to approximately $359 billion in in paid hours (based on average hourly earnings of $17.95), or the equivalent of 385 million working days. FairField …

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Harrisonburg International Festival Announces Relocation to Downtown

Growth, accessibility, and safety prompt change in venue. HARRISONBURG (July 10, 2018) — The Harrisonburg International Festival Planning Committee announced today that Harrisonburg City Council has approved relocation of the annual event to downtown Harrisonburg. Previously held in Harrisonburg’s Hillandale Park, the festival’s popularity and growth has prompted the relocation. Organizers believe this change in …

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Wish you could cool off relationship conflicts easily?

Conflict is a normal and even healthy part of relationships. Yet sometimes we get caught in a loop of ongoing disagreement in our personal and professional lives that is stressful and non-productive. Sometimes it’s hard to keep a cool head.  For more than 30 years, FairField Center has demonstrated when individuals and groups improve their …

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Introducing Our “FairField Turning Points” Newsletter

  What’s old is new again; we’ve gone retro in rolling out this latest newsletter. Welcome to the new FairField Turning Points! A few of you may remember that “Turning Points” was the name of the Community Mediation Center’s first newsletter back in the 1980s! Our new format – no longer provided to you by printing, folding, and mailing …

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VOTE for FairField Center in the Spark Tank for Non-Profits Mission Accelerator Giveaway!

We need your help, and it will only take a couple of easy CLICKS! The FairField Center is in the running for a Non-Profit Mission Accelerator Giveaway of marketing services worth $20,000, but we need VOTES to get to the next round of competition! Winning this competition will help FairField Center assist more people and …

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Harrisonburg International Festival Named Best of the Valley Festival/Event 2018

Daily News-Record (DNR) readers have named the Harrisonburg International Festival, “Best Festival/Event” in the Best of the Valley 2018 poll. Each year DNR readers vote on their favorites in six categories with 80 different awards. This year there were 2,000+ submissions. We think that’s just more proof that the FairField Center’s annual event is a …

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