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December 9, 2020 Newsletter

Thanks to the following retiring Chamber Members for their service to our Board of Directors term ending December 31, 2020.

Justin Freeman - Tiger Fuel Company

Samuel Kessler - Treasurer - Community Bank of the Chesapeake

Dana Amos - President/Past President - Remax Realty

Donna Waugh-Robinson - VP of Business, Technology, and Education - Jack Samuels Realty

Matthew Scibal - Inn at Willow Grove

Crystal Dudley - Alcova Mortgage

2021 New Board Members

Donna Waugh-Robinson - Jack Samuels Realty

Caitlin Horton - Horton Vineyards

Samuel Kessler - Community Bank of the Chesapeake

Matthew Scibal - Inn at Willow Grove

Crystal Dudley - Alcova Mortgage

Dana Amos - Remax Realty

Announcement of 2021 Officers

President - Donna Waugh-Robinson

President Elect - Judi Cooper

Treasurer - Samuel Kessler

VP Business, Education and Technology - Amy Heneke

VP Community Development - Crystal Dudley

Secretary - Evelyn Pritchett Jackson


Chamber Member Spotlight

Dance Xpressions

We are excited to have re-opened safely, getting back to instructing the children, adults, and community we love. Our Fall 2020-Spring 2021 class schedule offers both in-studio and online classes, a robust Homeschool Program schedule, and tons of opportunity to safely get your child active. Are you are you looking for a dance studio family rooted in kindness and faith so that your child can simply take a dance class? If your child already knows that he or she loves the stage and is born to entertain or perform? Or, if you are simply looking for a safe return to activity for your child, DanceXpressions is the choice for your family. At DXPPAC, we have the different dance and vocal program levels to accommodate differences in students and families in the Locust Grove, Culpeper, Spotsylvania areas, plus communities across the United States. Not every child wants to compete or become a professional dancer, yet some do Our programs gives both aspiring artists and hobby dancers the opportunity to grow, learn, and develop their love and skill of performing arts. Join us for a trial placement class and let your future in the performing arts unfold!

32379 Constitution Hwy,

Locust Grove, VA 22508

(540) 395-1928


Volunteer Opportunities for 2021

There are many opportunities for you to lend your business expertise and valuable skills to help make our community a better place to live, work, and play. Your business name and logo will be promoted during the event.

Join one or more of our committees for our 2021 Events.

2021 Committees

Orange Uncorked Wine Festival Committee

Business & Industry Picnic Committee

Street Festival Committee

97th Annual Banquet Committee

Networking & Social Events 2021

Dates for Business First Coffee 2021 are on Tuesdays, January 12th, March 9th, and November 9th

Remaining Date for Wake Up Locust Grove is Tuesday,

August 10th.

Please forward volunteer availability and RSVP a date to



Marketing Opportunities for 2021

No matter what type of business you are in, public relations and community interaction

are just as essential and profitable then advertising!

The Orange County Chamber of Commerce events are the perfect outlet for your company to gain the publicity and brand recognition that every business will need. Business leaders recognize and appreciate companies that help them gain knowledge and make important contacts.

Choosing to become an Annual Sponsor provides a great means of broadening your competitive advantage by improving your company’s reflection, prestige and credibility through supporting events that your community and audience find attractive. Through sponsorships, our Chamber strives to create a partnership that is beneficial to all who are involved. By concentrating on aiding the businesses in Orange County and surrounding areas in reaching their marketing goals through sponsored events, publications and web presence, the Orange County Chamber of Commerce promotes the development of businesses in our region.

In addition to enhancing visibility and image, there are many benefits that coincide with sponsoring Chamber events.

· Access to New Business Relationships

· Creates Customer/Community Loyalty

· Advertising

· Demonstrates Civic Engagement

· Association with High Profile Business Events

· Publicity

If your business is in search of any of the benefits listed above, the Executive Director at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce is here to help you by offering a multitude of opportunities!


2020 Fallapalooza Grand Prize Photo Winner, Debbie Hale

Debbie Hale was awarded 4 General Admission Tickets to the 2021 Orange Uncorked Wine Festival May 1st & 2nd, 2021.


Upcoming Events

Orange Downtown Alliance

Join us Saturday, December 12 from 12:30 pm - 6 pm for our 2020 Gingerbread Walk! View exquisitely decorated gingerbread houses and vote for your favorite. Visit Santa and share your gift list with him. Enjoy our Holiday Light Show and North Pole Funland in beautiful Taylor Park.

We're following all of the current "Forward Virginia" COVID-safety guidelines so you can feel safe and at ease. Free hygienically-packaged gingerbread men cookies. Free safety-wrapped candy canes.

Orange is Central Virginia's Holiday Village so join us for all the fun, and visit our shops for unique and special holiday gifts. #loveorangevirginia

Home for the Holidays Weekend

at Liberty Mills Farm

Saturday, December 12

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

C&C BBQ Factory - Food Truck

Sunday, December 13

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Blue Ridge Pizza Company - Food Truck

Home for the Holidays Activities

Cookie Decorating



Reindeer Ornament Craft

Santa's Workshop

Private Santa Photo Sessions

Outdoor Activity Area

Local Vendors

Stocking Stuffers & Gift Boxes

Christmas Ornaments

Peppermint Stick Ice Cream

Holiday themed Fudge

Hot Chocolate & Hot Cider

Decorated Hay Wagon Ride

9166 Liberty Mills Rd, Somerset, VA 22972


We’re SO EXCITED to announce Well Hung Vineyard is EXPANDING!!!!

We will be opening our 2nd restaurant early February in downtown Roanoke, VA!! We will be duplicating our menu and wine selection!!! As you can imagine, we’re working through Covid-19 while looking forward to our 2nd location. We will be located at 402 South Jefferson Street!! Stay tuned for updates over the next few months – In the meantime, we’re looking forward to serving everyone in our Gordonsville location as usual! Our website, is available for Holiday gifts!

300 S Main Street,

Gordonsville, VA 22942

(540) 406-5164


Congratulations BBQ Exchange

Named one of the

Best hole-in-the-wall BBQ joints across America

The very best in authentic Virginia barbecue, the Barbecue Exchange roasts its half chickens over live coals, just like the street-side vendors of old. The meats are cured with secret dry rubs and brought to life in a custom wood-burning cooker. The tables are made from cedar, and the spareribs and pork shoulders are hickory smoked.

102 Martinsburg Ave,

Gordonsville, VA 22942

(540) 832-0227


Santa and Me Photo Contest

Submit a picture of a family member or yourself with Santa. You could win $350 worth of gift cards, including a $100 gift card to The Christmas Store at Deep Roots. Just click on the link:

Provisions Market Table

Remember to order your Local "Foods for Thought" Prepared Bone In Rib Roast - Garlic, Rosemary, Black Pepper & Olive Oil - by Saturday at Noon for Pick Up on Wednesdays all month! $22/lb (2lb minimum) Order your Smoked Rib Roast for your Christmas or New Years Eve Dinners! Please order by December 21st for your Christmas Dinner & by December 28th for your New Year's Eve! 319 N Madison Road, Orange, VA 22960 (540) 308-7604



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