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August 2022 Chamber Chatter Newsletter

Who said summer was a lazy time? So many things happening at the Chamber . . .

First, I hope everyone is planning to come out to the Inaugural ConnectOrange Community Showcase, scheduled for Friday, August 12 from 4 to 8 p. m. at Booster Park. Live music, food, beer and cider, kids’ activities – this FREE event is designed to help connect local businesses with the community. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the evening while you check out the offerings from local businesses!

The 47th Annual Orange Street Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2022. This annual autumn tradition is shaping up to be a great event for all. Come out and shop while enjoying live music from local favorites Dave Goodrich and Waking Napster.

For our members, right on the heels of these events is our New Member Reception at the end of September and our Annual Membership Meeting in October, followed by our 98th Annual Awards Banquet in November. Hope to see you soon at these events!

Are you getting squeezed by high prices? We certainly are! Would $5000 cash help? Introducing our Inflation Buster Raffle! For a $40 investment, you can be entered into a drawing for a $5000 cash prize – guaranteed to be awarded. The VA lottery doesn’t promise that!

Drawing will be held at our Annual Awards Banquet on November 12, but you don’t need to be present to win. Contact the Chamber office for tickets at (540) 672-5216.

I’ll see you soon – and remember to think, shop, and eat local!

Judi Cooper

Executive Director


Friday, August 12th*

4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

*Rain Date - Friday, August 19th

Booster Park

11177 Bloomsbury Rd

Orange, VA 22960


New Multi-Year Sponsorship Opportunity! Cargo Trailer Advertising **One Space Available** Take advantage of this member-only opportunity to have your logo prominently displayed for 2 full years for a minimal investment of only $500. Your logo will be displayed on each side of the trailer to allow maximum exposure for your business. Sponsorships will start as registrations are received, will run for 24 months and will be renewable with continued Chamber membership. Please contact the Chamber office at (540) 672-5216 or via email to for more information. For Sponsorship application, Click here.


47th Annual Orange Street Festival

Saturday, September 10th

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Downtown Orange


Save The Date 98th Annual Awards Banquet Saturday, November 12th The Pavilion On Lakeland Farm 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. Cocktails Appetizers and Desserts Buffet Dinner Silent and Live Auction Inflation Buster Raffle Drawing Awards Stay tuned for more information.


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Chamber Member News

Celebration Of Education Sunday, August 14th 2:00 - 4:00 pm The Pavilion on Lakeland Farm Orange, VA Carolyn Herndon Lifetime Contribution Award Orange County Teacher for 42 Years Betty Almond Special Friend of of Orange County Education Award $40 per Person Please RSVP by August 5th


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The Orange County Economic Development Office is pleased to announce it will co-host the 2022 Quad County Business Summit & QuadTank Pitch Competition along with the Economic Development Offices of Fluvanna County, Greene County, Louisa County, Madison County, and the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center on October 12, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., with lunch included.

The 7th Annual Quad County Business Summit will be held at Shenandoah Crossing Resort, in Louisa County. The Summit will include a keynote speaker, local business owner panel discussion with Q&A, opportunities for networking, and the QuadTank, a winner take all pitch competition. The event is free for Quad County business owners.


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