Amid this historic significance, Orange continues to be a place where commerce and the power of human ingenuity work not only alongside but in the context of our great national heritage. The Orange County Chamber of Commerce was organized in 1924 to advance the civic, commercial, industrial, and agricultural interests of the County of Orange, Virginia.
Today, we continue to promote the general welfare of our citizens and the prosperity of our County by developing a mutually beneficial network of local businesses and stimulating public support for our business community. Whether you're new to our community, 'born-and-raised,' or simply passing through, we hope that you'll appreciate Orange County for what it offers and continue to support our local economy.
CHAMBER LATEST NEWS
We are happy to announce the ConnectOrange Community Showcase is scheduled for Friday, August 12th at Booster Park in Orange, VA. The event will be from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Co-Hosted by the Orange County Office of Economic Development and the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, this family-friendly event is designed to help connect your business to the community. LEARN MORE>
The 47th Annual Orange Street Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 10th in beautiful downtown Orange, VA. This annual community event includes live music, food, beverage area, vendors and a kid zone. The festival will run from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
We are accepting applications for artisans, craft, commercial and food vendors. The early bird vendor fee pricing ends on Friday, July 1st. Take advantage of the early bird pricing and reserve a spot today! The vendor application can be found HERE.
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The Dudley Team of Alcova Mortgage
Pictured - Left Greg Dudley, Crystal Dudley and Jonathan Duffey
The Dudley Team of Alcova Mortgage
114 E. Washington St. Orange, VA 22960
Greg Dudley opened Community Mortgage in 1998 with a friend on Main St. Gordonsville, VA. In the late 2000's housing crash and new government regulations, it became clear to me that I needed to be with a larger company who could handle the compliance part of our business. After about 18 months of searching, I found ALCOVA Mortgage.
I joined Alcova Mortgage in June of 2010. They have really been a blessing to me. They have the most helpful employees, and they are large enough to have separate departments for marketing, compliance, payroll, pricing, underwriting, loan processing and they even have their own scenario desk, which is my favorite. Starting as a one-man shop and moving to a company like this has allowed me to concentrate on helping my clients and it's made my life much easier.
Two years ago, I talked my daughter Crystal into moving from San Diego to join me. She already had her loan officer license, but couldn't find a company she was comfortable with. She's been a blessing as well. I then traded one of the rental properties with my brother who owned the old dry-cleaning building in Orange. It took a year or so to renovate it, but we finally finished and moved in March of 2021. We absolutely love it here. People have been so welcoming.
Earlier this year, we had two artists paint our "Greetings from Orange" sign on the side of our building. Most of it was done with spray paint. The community feedback has been wonderful. We've had lots of people even stop by and take pictures.
This has been such a rewarding business by helping people purchase their first home (or dream home), become debt free, lower their monthly payments, or stay in their home with a reverse mortgage.
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Your story will be available to read to anyone looking for your services on your business directory listing. We are always happy to meet you and take photos and video but if you have to opportunity to write what you want potential clients to know about you, alongside photos and videos PLEASE SEND TO THE CHAMBER…….Please send writeup in a word doc and photos and videos as separate attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
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