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Chamber News - 2021

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DeHart Park Festival of Lights Event

November 16, 2021

DeHart Park is proud to host Patrick County's very own Festival of Lights Event December 11-19, Sunday through Thursday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday: 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. When the sun goes down, the park will light up with festive holiday displays. Families and friends will enjoy this drive-thru Christmas event from the warmth of their own cars. . . . read more

Secret Santa is Back for 2022

November 15, 2021

Updated rules for qualifying. . . . read more

Small Business Saturday November 27th

November 8, 2021

Shop at our local stores on Saturday November 27th! . . . read more

Dedication Event in Patrick County to Honor Baliles & Reynolds

November 1, 2021

You are invited to a special dedication ceremony at P&HCC on December 7 at 2 PM in Patrick County. To recognize the tremendous support of former governor Gerald L. Baliles and major Richard S. Reynolds, Sr., the college is naming its newest training facility in Patrick County after these two men.

Patrick County Chamber of Commerce to host Ribbon Cutting for Primitive Coffee, Antique Market and Bakery

October 25, 2021

Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for one of our newest businesses in the Meadows of Dan community "Primitive Coffee, Antique Market and Bakery" on Friday, November 12th, 12:30 p.m. Location: 2577 JEB Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Primitive Coffee, Antique Market and Bakery is a 2021 Chamber member. Business Owners: Matt Galecki and family.

Spooktacular is Back!

October 12, 2021

Join us for Spooktacular . . . read more

Patrick County Chamber of Commerce announces completion of Tony's Pizza pocket park

October 5, 2021

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce the completion of our Tony’s Pizza pocket park. This beautification project was made possible through a Keep Virginia Beautiful 30 in 30 Green Grant. . . . read more


September 27, 2021

Submit those scarecrows . . . read more

October Lunch and Learn: Customer Service

September 22, 2021

Join the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce for our monthly Lunch and Learn. October's topic is Effective communicating is key to productive customer service. The presenter this month is Karae Foddrell and will focus on listening, knowledge of product and services, and learning to understand as you interact with customer. . . . read more

September Lunch and Learn: Business Services and Job Training

September 9, 2021

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will host via ZOOM, a Lunch and Learn Workshop entitled "Business Services and Job Training" on Wednesday, September 22nd beginning at 12:00 Noon. . . . read more

Local Restaurants Needed

September 1, 2021

Local restaurants are invited to take part in a new feeding program headed by the West Piedmont Planning District Commission which will provide hot meals to low-to-moderate income seniors in the region. Participating restaurants will receive $20 per meal.

For more information, visit: . . . read more

The SoVa COVID-19 Panel Discussion regarding updates on COVID-19 variants and regional vaccination efforts

August 31, 2021

The SoVa COVID-19 Task Force invites you to a panel discussion to provide updates on COVID-19 Variants and regional vaccination efforts by Southern Virginia Regional Alliance. Free event - on line registration.

Date and Time:
Wed, September 1, 2021

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

On-Line Event . . . read more

Input needed County Broad Band

August 30, 2021

The Patrick County Board of Supervisors is applying for a broadband grant through the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative and DHCD and we need your help! If you would like to share your need for broadband with DHCD, please complete the letter of support template found on the homepage of the County website, There is a link to the template and directions for completing . . . read more

Leadership Patrick County Class of 2022

August 26, 2021

Enroll in Leadership Patrick County 2022 to grow professionally, to learn more about Patrick County and become civically engaged. Join your new friends as you plan and implement a community project to address an identified need in the county. Read More... . . . read more

Wednesday Wisdom, a new monthly series sponsored by Virginia Tech/Reynolds Homestead

August 26, 2021

Wednesday Wisdom, a ZOOM presentation, will kick off on September 1 with special guest Nancy Bell, Population Health Manager for the Virginia Department of Health. Read more..... . . . read more

Lovers Leap VDOT Project

August 23, 2021

This $300-million design-build project will widen 7.4 miles of Route 58 over Lovers Leap from two lanes to four lanes. This section starts 0.7 mile north of Stuart and extends to 0.3 mile east of Route 610 (Cloudbreak Road) in Patrick County.

This is the fourth phase of Route 58 widening between Hillsville and Stuart to be completed under a public-private partnership agreement with Branch Civil . . . read more

August Lunch & Learn; Community Recovery Program, new in Patrick County!

August 2, 2021

August Lunch and Learn~ Piedmont Community Services' Community Recovery Program, new for Patrick County! . . . read more

Patrick County Chamber of Commerce hosting Job Fair

July 14, 2021

Virginia Career Works/West Piedmont Workforce and Patrick County Chamber of Commerce to host Job Fair on Wednesday, August 18th, 2 PM to 6 PM, at the PHCC - Patrick County Site. More info forthcoming. . . . read more

Peach Festival has been cancelled for 2021

July 13, 2021

Due to continued Covid restrictions this summer, the 2021 Peach Festival has been cancelled. The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce would like for everyone to enjoy our local orchards with producing grapes, peaches and apples and to further encourage everyone to attend the Folk Fair in Meadows of Dan on August 21st.

Keep Virginia Beautiful awards Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Green Grant

July 8, 2021

Keep Virginia Beautiful awards Patrick County Chamber of Commerce $1,000 for its Community Beautification project. . . . read more

PCVA Business Builders Winners Announced

July 8, 2021

Four participants in the inaugural class of PCVA Business Builders on Tuesday, June 29th, completed the program and Pitched. . . . read more

Award Presentation to retiring Patrick County Emergency Management Coordinator

July 8, 2021

The Virginia Emergency Management Association is pleased to be presenting Steve Allen, recently retired Emergency Management Coordinator with Patrick County, the prestigious Stanley Everett Crigger Humaitarian Award. . . . read more

Learn Canva

June 17, 2021

Patrick County Chamber of Commerce’s next monthly Lunch and Learn in July will be Canva. Canva is a free graphic design platform that's great for making invitations, business cards, Instagram posts, and more. A drag and drop interface makes customizing thousands of templates simple and easy. . . . read more

Come share your ideas for improving the support system for Black and minority owned businesses.

June 9, 2021

Meeting is part of the Southern Virginia (SOVA) regional entrepreneurship initiative, which is a joint program of the SOVA Innovation Hub and Longwood University’s Office of Community and Economic Development, funded in part by GO Virginia and the Longwood SBDC. . . . read more

Downtown Stuart District named to the register of Historic places on the state and national levels

June 3, 2021

The Town of Stuart and the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce are happy to announce that the “Downtown Stuart District” has been recently named to the register of Historic places on the state and national levels. . . . read more

June Lunch and Learn ~ Marketing in Patrick County

May 25, 2021

Need help and ideas on how best to market your programs, events and services to residents of Patrick County? Join us for this Zoom lunch and learn on Wednesday June 16th at 12pm. Program is free, but registration is required. . . . read more

Patrick County Chamber of Commerce to Receive Funding and Assistance from National Endowment for the Arts

May 20, 2021

Stuart, Virginia— In its ongoing support of rural communities, the National Endowment for

the Arts, in partnership with the Housing Assistance Council, announces the 2021 communities taking part in its national initiative, the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design. Stuart, Virginia is one of 15 communities selected for the Design Learning Cohort in which leaders participate in peer learning. This i . . . read more

Patrick County Chamber of Commerce seeking input on Workforce Development

May 12, 2021

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce is conducting a survey among business members to gauge the interest and knowledge of workforce classes, training and services provided by PHCC-Workforce Development and the Virginia Career Works development board. Please take the time to fill out the survey.

Patrick County Chamber seeking input on services provided

May 12, 2021

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce is seeking input on the services that we offer and what other services would you like the Chamber to offer as budgeting and timing can allow.

New Career Exploration Opportunities A Possibility for Patrick County

April 15, 2021

The West Piedmont Workforce Development Board (WPWDB) is collaborating with several other local partners in Patrick County to bring new career exploration opportunities to the area. READ MORE..... . . . read more

Ribbon Cutting Planned for Lifespring Resource Center for Hope and Healing

April 15, 2021

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will host a Ribbon Cutting for Lifespring Resource Center for Hope and Healing, located at 220 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA. The Ribbon Cutting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 27th @ 12:30 PM. The public is invited to attend. Facemasks and social distancing are encouraged.

Grant Writing Workshop Planned

April 15, 2021

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, along with the West Piedmont Planning District Commission are sponsoring a Grant Writing Workshop via ZOOM on Wednesday, May 12th at 12:00 PM. The grant writing workshop will cover some basic do's and don'ts, technical assistance, finding resources and data, and speaking the grant language. Read More... . . . read more

PHCC Inviting Public Questions for College Presidential Candidates

April 15, 2021

Patrick Henry Community College Inviting Public Questions for College Presidential Candidates. Read More....

Republican Primary Candidate Questions

April 14, 2021

To help inform voters, the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce and The Enterprise newspaper are partnering to solicit questions from local voters. The chamber will collect the questions via the attached Google form. A random selection of questions, will be posed to both candidates, with responses published in an upcoming edition of The Enterprise. . . . read more

Pick Up for a Picnic in Patrick County

April 1, 2021

Let's make our county a better place -- During the month of April do your part by picking up trash along the roadside near you. Post a picture of your clean up efforts to the Chamber's FB page for a chance to win a gift card to a local restaurant. Orange bags are available at the Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Stuart office, or Reynolds Homestead.

Professional Headshots

March 18, 2021

Time to spruce up that headshot . . . read more

Racing Under Caution Award Winners

February 24, 2021

Winners take Checkered flag in the Annual Chamber of Commerce's Awards. . . . read more

Chamber Announces new business Launch Program

February 24, 2021

Want to start a business, but don't know where to start?
An 8 week boot camp program is here for Patrick County. . . . read more

Powerpoint for the Stuart Downtown Historic District

February 8, 2021

The presentation regarding the downtown historic district for Stuart.

Voting Now underway for the Chamber Awards

February 1, 2021

The race for the Chamber Championship has been set. The nominations have been tallied and now the voting begins. Voting open from February 1 to February 12th, 2021. . . . read more

Nominations sought for Chamber Awards

January 14, 2021

Racing into 2021 continues with the "Racing Under Caution" Awards. . . . read more

Social Media Marketing

January 11, 2021

Designed especially for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. The class will get you started with your social media marketing. Sponsored by Patrick Henry Community College Workforce, Economic, and Community Development. Class held at PHCC Idea Center. Cost $50. Pre-Registration required. or call 276-656-5461.

2021 Chamber Membership Drive is Live!

January 3, 2021

Please consider joining the Chamber. . . . read more