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  • Writer's pictureOrange Chamber of Commerc

July 15, 2020 Chamber Chatter


We are excited to tell you about Leadership Orange County.

A new program we are starting in the Fall.

Leadership Orange County is a program that brings together diverse leaders to address community needs, strengths, leadership skills and empower them to make a difference in the community.

Over an 8 month period class participants receive training on Agriculture, Industry and Economic Development, Health Care, Education, Law and Justice, and Government.

Beginning in October classes meet the first Wednesday of every month for a full day of activities and graduate in May. The fee for this program is $175.00 for Chamber members and $195.00 for non-Chamber members. Please call or email if you have any questions about our new program.

Phone: 540-672-5216

We send a big THANK YOU to WJMA and SAM FM for broadcasting the Chamber Chatter to our community!

Sincerely Yours,

Donald A. Vizi

Executive Director

Orange County Chamber of Commerce


Chamber Member Spotlight


Experience and Background

My career with Edward Jones began in 2014 because I wanted to be able to help others feel confident with their retirement goals. I was not taught about the value and importance of family wealth strategies, life insurance or retirement savings, which prompted me to teach my children and now I enjoy teaching others.

Before Edward Jones, my executive background was in insurance. I enjoy working with people who are ready to learn more about investing, begin the process of long-range planning with life insurance, long-range retirement goals and legacy and estate strategies. My passion is helping people who are ready to make an impact on their long-term strategies.

My husband and I have lived in Spotsylvania for 25 years and we are Ohio State Buckeye college football fans and enjoy cooking and entertaining. We have two sons who are serving in the military and a daughter in college.

Alayna, our branch BOA, and her husband have lived in Lake of the Woods for 16 years, and they have four children and five grandchildren. She enjoys spending time volunteering and spending time with her family and friends.

Our office serves Locust Grove and the surrounding communities and as a branch team, we enjoy being active in our communities and participating in community-based events. Our commitment is to help others by offering monthly seminars to help people become more knowledgeable about available services.

Currently, I am serving on the Orange County Chamber of Commerce board and Alayna and I are Chamber Ambassadors. We are members of the S.A.L.T Council and Toastmasters, trainers for Dementia Friend Champions and I serve with the LOW Lions Club.

Together, we welcome the opportunity to learn more about you and your financial priorities. To get a better picture of where you want to be, it starts with a conversation over coffee and getting to know more about you. Give us a call and let's visit over a cup of coffee.

Yvette E Ruiz

4207 D Germanna Highway,

Locust Grove, VA 22508

Phone 540-972-0484




Whether you need to be seen for a routine exam, critical testing and treatment, emergency care or any other health matter, our doors are open. And our providers are ready to deliver the safe, high-quality care you’ve come to trust from your community hospital. Welcome back.

We are taking extra steps to ensure your safety.

Requiring Masks for all Patients.

Please bring a mask or cloth to wear over your face. We will provide a mask if you do not have one.

Clean Facilities

Facilities that are routinely disinfected throughout the day. We will also remove any waiting area materials that cannot be disinfected.

Social Distancing

By increasing time between appointments, modifying seating in our waiting rooms, using phone and MyChart check-ins and caring for you at your car when possible.


All patients, vendors, visitors and team members for fevers before they enter one of our facilities.

Team Member Precautions

Such as requiring that staff wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks and gloves,

at all times.

Limiting Visitors in our Facilities

To help prevent the spread of germs.

Expanded Access to Virtual Care Options

So that you can receive care right from your home.

Emergency Care

For urgent situations or symptoms. Don’t let fear of the coronavirus stop you from getting the care you need.

Call 911 or head to the emergency room immediately.

Our Team is Here For You.

Our team will contact patients to reschedule services that were previously delayed. Urgent needs will be prioritized.

Quality at Novant Health UVA Health System.

We have taken special care to ensure a safe, clean environment for our patients. Of course, quality is nothing new at Novant Health UVA Health System facilities. We routinely receive top ratings for quality from national accrediting organizations, including Leapfrog and the Joint Commission.

Novant Health UVA Health System

Culpeper Medical Center

Phone: 540-829-4100

501 Sunset Lane

Culpeper, VA 22701

Hours:Open 24 hours


Germanna Foundation Conference July 17th and 18th

I hope everyone is getting excited about our upcoming Virtual Germanna Conference July 17 and 18, 2020. We have great speakers and topics to present along with you, the audience, having the opportunity to ask questions of our experts. Our first webinar, featuring Dennis Loba, was a great success. You asked fantastic questions and a couple of real stumpers for Dennis.

I encourage you to sign up now for both days of the conference.

With this year’s conference not taking place in person, we miss the opportunity to gather together. I will truly miss seeing everyone that attends and getting to hear the personal stories of Germanna. I hope 2021 sees us gather at Germanna once more.

Germanna needs your help this year to keep growing our mission and reach.

Each year The Germanna Foundation relies on your support to keep growing and expanding. Your financial support:

keeps our archaeologists in the field maintains and expands our library holdings

allows us to put on programming to tell the story of Germanna

preserves our properties

the Visitor Center

the Siegen Forest

Fort Germanna archaeology site


Hitt Farm property

AND put on great programs like the conference.

The conference is one of the ways we raise money to support our mission.

I understand this year is very different from past reunion/conference weekends and while we will miss the opportunity to gather together, this is an opportunity to meet and learn, and to introduce new people to the Germanna experience.

Last year we had two generous members challenge the rest of the membership to a fundraising goal. They offered to match 1:1 for every dollar up to $5000. The membership met and exceeded that challenge and we raised a total of $12,500 (including the match). This year, I would like to add my own challenge to the membership to reach a total goal of $15,000 by the end of the conference.

Germanna is reliant on the generosity of YOU, our members, to support the mission. I call on you to meet the challenge and encourage others to give to Germanna.

I look forward to seeing everyone on July 17 and 18.

Stay safe and health and I wish you the very best of the summer!

The Germanna Foundation

The Germanna Foundation tells America’s story of liberty through the frontier experience of her settlers and descendants using archaeological, historical, and genealogical research and interpretation.

Contact Us: 540-423-1700 |

Visit Us: Fort Germanna Visitor Center

2062 Germanna Highway (Rt. 3),

Locust Grove, VA 22508


Hospice of the Piedmont

Virtual Journeys Summer Camp

Hospice of the Piedmont Offers Virtual Journeys Summer Camp

Hospice of the Piedmont is pleased to announce it will offer the seasonal Journeys Bereavement Day Camp virtually this year. Journeys Summer Camp @ Home is an

opportunity for grieving youth to meet other kids and share in some virtual fun even in the midst of sadness and processing loss. Hospice of the Piedmont grief counselors

and art therapists know that it can be healing to share feelings and experiences with others who are also experiencing grief.

Journeys Summer Camp @ Home will take place July 27 – 31 from 10 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. daily. It is open to children ages 4 – 18 and there is no cost to participate, thanks to the generous support of donors in our community. Sign up now by calling 817-6900

Space is limited.

Applications are due by July 17.

When kids sign up for virtual camp, they will receive a large box of camp supplies the week before camp. They will be asked to open one package of camp materials each day (each package will be marked for the day on which it should be opened).

Each morning of camp week, they will log into Zoom to participate in the day's activity.

During the Summer Camp @ Home, they’ll enjoy drumming, equine therapy, art therapy, music therapy and more.

The week-long virtual camp will conclude with a grand finale and a closing candle ceremony to remember loved ones.

Participants will need to have a Zoom-enabled device (phone, tablet, or other computer) and an internet connection to participate.

(Hospice of the Piedmont may be able to help in securing an enabled device for this camp – please inquire if you are in need of one in order to participate.)

Call 817-6900 or email for more information and for an application.



Corn Hole - Ping Pong Tourney

September 18, 2020

6 pm to 9 pm

at the Callie Opie's Orchard Restaurant Event Barn.

2020 DREAMS4U Cornhole Ping Pong Tournament and Silent Auction Event

Social distance friendly Cornhole tournament, Ping Pong Tournament and Silent Auction all in one in the Callie Opie's Orchard Restaurant Event Barn!! Enjoy playing or watching while you bid on silent auction items raising funds for DREAMS4U. Food and beverage available for purchase directly from Callie Opie's to enjoy during the event. Callie Opie's gift cards for #1 and #2 tournament winners; no cash prizes. ticket link below. #DREAMS4U #Donate #Scholarship #CallieOpies



Orange Chiropractic & Family Fitness

Job Opening for a Fitness Instructor for Orange Chiropractic & Family Fitness

Are you passionate about fitness and want a career focused on helping people live their best lives for 100 years?

Our busy Chiropractic Office and Fitness Center is seeking a motivated and energetic Fitness Instructor!

We are an affiliate office of the 100 Year Lifestyle, which is a global network of Healthcare providers committed to Transforming Health and Longevity Consciousness Worldwide. Our talented Team provides Chiropractic care, doctor-prescribed Therapeutic Exercise programs, Supervised Fitness programs, information and resources to help our community achieve peak performance and optimal potential for 100 years and beyond.

Our ideal fitness instructor must be able to use field experience and/or specialized educational experience to ensure quality in all areas of the fitness center as follows:

  • -Dynamic implementation of doctor prescribed Therapeutic Exercise programs

  • -Planning Supervised Exercise Programs for all age ranges – teens to seniors

  • -Group training format that requires ability to multitask with high energy and attention to detail

  • -Coordinate scheduling and maintain order/cleaning of fitness area

  • -Additional Administrative tasks also necessary

Fitness Certification and/or commensurate education/experience preferred - current CPR certification required. We are also willing to train the right person. This a great opportunity for growth and career longevity. Competitive wages – approximately 30 hours a week. Weekdays only, 2 evenings, and no weekends!

Check us out at and Become part of our Dynamic 100 Year Lifestyle Team and help our community express their best potential for a lifetime!!

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: Based on Experience

Application Questions

· How many years of fitness experience do you have?

· Are you able to work in Orange, VA 22960?

·Do you have the following license or certification: Personal Trainer?


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