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August 14th, 2020 Chamber Chatter


Where are we going, and what are we doing?

We need to keep a positive attitude about all our individual and business situations,

we will get through this. The Chamber is following the Governors guidelines and we are moving forward with Chamber events that fit within those guidelines.

We had a great Business First Coffee at the James Madison Museum on August 11.

Our plans for the coming weeks are:

August 18th- 6-8 PM at Unionville Brewery.

A great get acquainted meeting sponsored by the Orange Business Exchange Lead Share Group of the Chamber, all are invited.

August 27th- Ribbon Cutting at Provisions at the Silk Mill in Orange at 11:00 AM

September 8th - Wake-Up Locust Grove at Trinity Living Center - 8-9 AM

September 17th - Business After Hours at Well Hung Vineyards - 5:30-7:30 PM.

If you are available, please join us in the safe environment of these events.

Sincerely Yours,

Donald A. Vizi

Executive Director

Orange County Chamber of Commerce


Chamber Member Spotlight

Trinity Senior Village


To enrich the lives of the seniors we care for every day by providing a safe, supportive home with integrity, compassion and dignity.

If you’re searching for the right place for yourself or your loved one, look no further than Trinity Senior Village! At Trinity Senior Village, relationships are at the heart of everything we do. Our family of dedicated professionals are committed to making you or your loved one feel right at home. When you decide to make Trinity Senior Village your home you or your loved one become part of our family!

We are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service in a warm and inviting environment with a contemporary décor and top-notch amenities. Promoting independence and individual choice is something that we are passionate about and feel one should never have to give up whether due to the challenges of aging or illness.

When assistance is needed with activities of daily living, we are here for you or your loved one and will customize a personal plan of care that is as unique as you or they are. Our programming is designed to be meaningful, stimulating and fun which allows our residents to participate in and enjoy cultural programs, special events, music, planned outings, physical activity, and interactive cooking experiences. No matter what your interests or passions are, we stay inspired to keep you inspired!

State of the Art Technologies

Care Predict – Features “Tempo” a light-weight wristband providing keyless entry into suites and community access. Care Predict provides two-way communication with staff at the push of a button, and with it’s location technology will ensure resident is assisted in a timely manner. Over time, using Artificial Intelligence, Tempo monitors resident’s activities of daily living and detects changes in patterns which could indicate a possible change in condition, thus detecting concerns early.

It’s never to Late – iN2L

Is an interactive computer system providing activities, games, therapy, reminiscing, music, virtual travel, and spiritual support. This system is customizable to an individual’s likes and needs. The resident can stay connected with family and friends with email and video chat

options as well.

Trinity Senior Village prides itself as being a premier high - value community of choice.

Email us at or give us a call at 540-779-0779 to get

more information today!

Please join us for Wake Up Locust Grove on Tuesday September 8th from 8-9am!

3017 Somerville Rd

Locust Grove, VA 22508


Governor Northam Announces $70 Million Rebuild VA Economic Recovery Fund for Small Businesses, Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to approximately 7,000 applicants

HAMPTON—Governor Ralph Northam today announced $70 million for small businesses and nonprofit organizations whose normal operations were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will be made available through Rebuild VA, a new economic recovery fund, and grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to approximately 7,000 applicants to cover eligible expenses.

Rebuild VA will be administered by the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD). Businesses and nonprofits must be in good standing, have annual gross revenues of no more than $1.5 million, and have no more than 25 employees. Eligible businesses and nonprofits include food and beverage establishments, non-essential retail, exercise and fitness, entertainment and public amusement, personal care and personal grooming services, and private campground and overnight summer camps. Businesses must also certify that they have not received federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) funds or other funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

“Small businesses and nonprofits are the backbone of the Virginia economy and the bedrock of our communities, and they have been devastated by this ongoing health crisis,” said Governor Northam. “Rebuild VA will help address the vast challenges that small businesses and nonprofits across our Commonwealth are facing as they work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Because many of the affected small businesses and nonprofits located in distressed and economically disadvantaged areas of Virginia, we are designating a portion of this funding to ensure they get the support they need.”

SBSD worked together with the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Virginia Tourism Corporation, and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to develop Rebuild VA. The parameters for the initiative were established in House Bill 1505, which was amended during the reconvened session to implement a grant program for certain small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s clear that our COVID-19 economic recovery is going to be a marathon, not a sprint, and this puts great pressure on our small businesses to make costly, unexpected adjustments, from paid sick leave to purchasing PPE,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “It is our goal that Rebuild VA will help ease the burden on small businesses, which are the livelihood of many Virginia families.”

In an effort to accomplish the Northam administration’s objectives for diversity, equity, and inclusion, half of the program funds will be distributed to eligible small businesses and nonprofits operating in low-income and economically disadvantaged communities. This will help to meet the needs of underserved businesses and nonprofits with broad geographic diversity, while ensuring there is adequate representation of minority- and women-owned businesses.

“Access to capital remains the number one challenge for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said SBSD Director Tracey G. Wiley. “At a time such as this, providing funding to the most vulnerable businesses—the unbanked and underserved is our primary objective. The Agency is proud to administer Rebuild VA in partnership with our sister agencies across the Commonwealth.”

Rebuild VA funding may be utilized for the following eligible expenses:

· Payroll support, including paid sick, medical, or family leave, and costs related to the continuation of group health care benefits during those periods of leave;

· Employee salaries;

· Mortgage payments, rent, and utilities;

· Principal and interest payments for any business loans from national or state-chartered banking, savings and loan institutions, or credit unions, that were incurred before or during the emergency;

· Eligible personal protective equipment, cleaning and disinfecting materials, or other working capital needed to address COVID-19 response.

· SBSD will hold several webinars to review eligibility requirements and documentation needed to apply when the application opens on August 10, 2020. A one-pager on Rebuild VA is available here.

For more information about Rebuild VA, eligibility criteria, covered expenses, and how to submit an application, please visit



Germanna Community College Center for Workforce and Community Education

The Virginia Ready Initiative (VA Ready) is focused on retraining Virginia’s unemployed for in-demand occupations in high-growth industries. VA Ready Scholars will receive a $1,000 Credential Achievement Award when they earn their final credential in selected training programs.

Anyone who is currently unemployed and eligible to enroll in a Germanna FastForward program is qualified to become a VA Ready Scholar.

@gccworkforce · Community College


Dominion Energy Share


These benefits are the cornerstone of our in-office, 3D mammography center - allowing every patient the ability to have their mammogram performed at the same time and location as your annual exam. Convenience Our in-office 3D mammography service allows you to have your annual screening mammogram as part of your annual Well Woman exam or during any appointment. This allows the convenience of one location, with results that go directly to your doctor. Privacy and Comfort Our mammography suite offers comfort, discretion, and modesty. We work with one patient at a time. There is no sitting in a crowded waiting room while partially disrobed or the need to walk through a common/public area(s). Our charging rooms are spacious, clean and just steps away from our state-of-the-art equipment. Continuity of Care Your mammography is monitored by your doctor – in the same location your medical records, reports, and images are maintained and managed. If any follow-up work is required from a screening mammogram, our physicians are informed and monitor your progress through any additional steps that are required. Board-Certified Radiologists (Breast Care Specialists) We work with only the most highly credentialed breast care specialists who interpret all of the mammograms performed in our suite. They meet our exacting standards in terms of education and experience in breast health imaging and interpretation. Exam results are most often available to your physician within 48 hours. Reliability Our mammography suite offers the very best 3D mammography equipment and peripherals available in the market today. It is manufactured by one of the few global leaders in women’s health technology and has an exceptional and consistent record of performance and clarity. Did you know... Major healthcare organizations like the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure advise that every woman over age 40 (or earlier with family history of breast cancer) have an annual screening mammogram. A screening 3D mammogram greatly increases chances of detecting most anomalies at their earliest stage. That’s why our practice subscribes to these recommendations and offers in-office 3D Mammography to all of our patients. The chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer increases with age - 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. ZOOM LINK:


The Unsuitables

"The Unsuitables" is an audience engaging band from Orange County & Central Virginia, celebrating its 5th anniversary. We enjoy playing your favorite Motown, Soul, & vintage rock tunes from the past. We like to dance and we encourage you to do the same!

Join us at the 45th Annual Orange Street Festival from 1-4 for great music, dancing, and fun!


James Madison's Montpelier

Montpelier Grounds are Open!

Enjoy our Gardens, Grounds, and Trails

We encourage you to purchase your property pass online

Montpelier's gardens, grounds, and trails are open for the public to enjoy. This includes the historical core, Annie DuPont Formal Garden, Madison family and enslaved community cemeteries, and walking trails, on 2,700 acres. The grounds are open Thursday-Monday from

9 AM to 4 PM.

We are accepting credit cards only; no cash or gift cards.


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