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June 9, 2020 Chamber Chatter

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S NOTE Have you noticed the light is definitely getting brighter at the end of the tunnel? We have managed to get by phase one and into phase two of our reopening of the economy. Here is what this means to you. Open your business if you have one, if you do not have your own business, go out and support the businesses that have reopened. They need your help now more than ever. You may not need to go out to dinner, but make an effort to once a week go out and eat at your favorite restaurant. You will be surprised how going out will make you feel better, and you will probably see some of your friends. To the restaurants that were able to stay open, even on a limited basis, we really did appreciate your services. Visit our Chamber members’ gift shops; I’m sure there is something you may need for that special father’s day gift or a belated graduation gift. Get out of the house, have coffee with friends, even if you have to sit at separate tables, you know the six foot rule. I am in the process of changing how our Chamber members are listed on the website so it will be easier for people to find the members. As soon as that project is completed, I will ask you to check on your listing. Sincerely Yours, Donald A. Vizi Executive Director Orange County Chamber of Commerce


Member Spotlight MADISON FORD

WHO WE ARE Madison Ford was established in July of 2018 as part of the Battlefield family, the previous establishment that was purchased had been in business over 90 years serving the Madison community. We LOVE and continue to service our local community and customers all the while making our geographical boundaries unlimited as we continue to sell customers coast to coast. Here at Madison Ford we pride ourselves on offering you the kind of pricing of any big city across America with the small town feel of our beloved community. We are transparent with our pricing, when you get a quote online or in the store you can rest assured it won't be filled with rebates you don't qualify for or bait and switch tactics, we understand customers are tired of the pricing games.  We Talk Finance and Service We don't just say we have a knowledgeable staff because it sounds good, while automobiles are constantly changing, our staff takes pride in keeping up on the latest technologies. We also are more educated than our competition on what the limits and capacities are of the vehicles we sell; we won't tell you a truck will tow or haul something it won't just to sell it. Our finance department uses a wide variety of banks from local credit unions to national banks to get you the best rate and term available. We offer products that benefit our customers such as warranties, gap, and maintenance plans without the high-pressure tactics. Our goal is to keep you inside the dealership the least amount of time possible and get you on the road with your new vehicle. Service Department Our service department is unique in the personalized customer service we are able to provide. Our service writers take the time to listen to your concerns and offer solutions in a clear and professional manner. Here at Madison Ford we offer you the down-home service you expect from your local dealer with the technology to get you back on the road as soon as possible. Here at Madison Ford, your home for that new Ford in Madison, we encourage all of our customers to contact us anytime they would like. It is our pleasure to serve our customers in Madison, Albemarle, Greene, Orange, Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Warrenton, Charlottesville, and the surrounding areas. Stop by and find the Ford of your dreams today! Contact Info Madison Ford 2895 S Seminole Trail Madison, VA 22727 Sales: (540) 948-6806 Service: (540) 948-6806 Parts: (540) 948-6806 Showroom Hours Monday 9:00am - 7:00pm Tuesday 9:00am - 7:00pm Wednesday 9:00am - 7:00pm Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm Friday 9:00am - 7:00pm Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday Closed Get in Touch Contact Our Sales Department (540) 948-6806 Monday 9:00am - 7:00pm Tuesday 9:00am - 7:00pm Wednesday 9:00am - 7:00pm Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm Friday 9:00am - 7:00pm Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday Closed


Orange Chiropractic & Family Fitness

Front Desk Chiropractic Assistant

Are you energetic, motivated and looking for a career in being part of a 100 Year Lifestyle Team who is busy helping others transform health and longevity consciousness? We are looking for an eager-to-learn and growth motivated team member to work as a Front Desk Chiropractic Assistant in our fast-paced chiropractic and fitness facility. Approximately 18-30 hours/week with 2 evening shifts/week and 2 Saturday shifts/month. Schedule Flexibility is a must.

The following skills/attributes are required:

· Like to smile and help others to smile

· Be motivating, encouraging and willing to learn our 100 Year Lifestyle content/resources/communication

· Excellent customer service and communication skills

· Comfortable dealing with and explaining financial information

· Attention to detail a MUST

· Strong administrative, organizational and computer skills

· Master at multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment

· Social Media understanding

If you are interested in this opportunity to be part of our dynamic 100 Year Lifestyle Team please complete the following:

1. Please submit a brief example of a previous job experience requiring you to utilize one or more of the above mentioned skills.

2. Check us out at to understand who we are and what we do.

Please submit email and resume to


OCPS Superintendent's Blog

Dr. Cecil Snead

Dear OCPS Family,

As you are aware, in March we created a communication blogging linkage where I posted snippets of updates regarding COVID-19 and all that ensued due to COVID-19. As we evolve as a school system in these ever changing times, it has become apparent that the blogging medium is a safe and effective means of communication. To that end, and at the suggestion of those who used my blog for information, I have elected to continue the practice where "blogging" makes sense. I have rebranded the blog to simply be titled The Superintendent's Blog. I've deleted the coronavirus image. All of the postings and links remain, but I believe the rebranding will position us to this new habit of mind for communication.

You will find a link on the OCPS homepage at

You are welcome to read and share the most recent post at dated June 8, 2020.

Thank you for your support and partnership as we work together for the greater good.




Hospice of the Piedmont

Hospice of the Piedmont is proud to announce that Dr. Timothy Short re-joined our team in May. He will be serving as Associate Medical Director, as well as Director of the Education Institute. Dr. Short served as the first Chief Medical Officer for Hospice of the Piedmont from 2008 – 2010. He comes to HOP from the University of Virginia, where he was an associate professor of medicine in palliative care.

Dr. Short brings a tremendous amount of clinical and educational experience to his role. He has been a family medicine doctor for more than 20 years, with certifications in both family practice and palliative care and hospice. Dr. Short was on the 2019-20 Best Doctors in America ® list and has numerous honors and awards spanning two decades. In 2020, he was inducted as a Distinguished Fellow to the National Academies of Practice. In 2019, he was awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award by Family Medicine Residents at UVa.

Dr. Short attended Duke University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with his B.A. in Religion. He went on to receive his medical degree from Duke, as well. His family practice residency took place at the University of Virginia. Over the course of his career, he has worked and taught for hospitals and practices locally and in Illinois. His work has been published many times over and he has been invited to give lectures and symposiums across the U.S. He is active in the local community, most recently serving as co-director of Schwartz Rounds at UVA; as course director for Healer’s Art Fourth-Year; as faculty for the Heart of Medicine IPE course; on the planning committee for the Haney Interprofessional Conference for Compassionate Care at the End of Life; and on the steering committee of the Center for Appreciative Practice

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Short back to the Hospice of the Piedmont family in this capacity,” said President and CEO Ron Cottrell. “For years, we have collaborated with Dr. Short through his good work as a physician and educator. He is a tremendous asset to this community. We’re grateful to have him aboard to aid in providing compassionaton the planning committee for the Haney Interprofessional Conference for Compassionate Care at the End of Life; and on the steering committee of the Center for Appreciative Practice

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Short back to the Hospice of the Piedmont family in this capacity,” said President and CEO Ron Cottrell. “For years, we have collaborated with Dr. Short through his good work as a physician and educator. He is a tremendous asset to this community. We’re grateful to have him aboard to aid in providing compassionate end-of-life care to our patients, as well as helping to further educational initiatives across our organization and entire community.”

About Hospice of the Piedmont

Founded in 1980, Hospice of the Piedmont is the only community-based nonprofit hospice organization serving central and northern Virginia. We serve the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Buckingham, Culpeper, Greene, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, and Rappahannock. Hospice of the Piedmont provides high-quality, compassionate care to terminally ill patients and their families, plus grief support for community members coping with the death of a loved one. Hospice of the Piedmont is committed to providing care and support services to all members of our community regardless of their ability to pay. Hospice of the Piedmont is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for compliance with a comprehensive set of national standards. By choosing a healthcare provider that has achieved ACHC accreditation, you can take comfort in knowing that you will receive the highest quality of care.


Partners 1st Federal Credit Union


We are happy to announce that our employees are once again available to serve you at our Virginia, West Virginia and Cambridge, MD offices. Although we will be operating our normal hours, including Saturday mornings, you will notice a few physical changes in our lobbies. We will also be asking you to observe a few simple rules to make sure everyone stays safe.

· Although we don’t require members to wear a mask to enter our lobbies you are certainly welcome to do so. However, if you do, we will ask you do us the courtesy of briefly lowering it before being permitted to enter the building. As you may have already guessed, in our line of work masks are not necessary considered socially appropriate. We need to see your smile… if even for a moment.

· Staff will be controlling the door to limit the number of members in each lobby. Signage will be posted on the exterior doors/vestibules indicating the established limit for each branch. Should we be at that limit when you come to see us you will be asked to remain outside until someone leaves.

· Once inside, please honor the requisite social distancing as indicated by markers that have places on the floor in each lobby.

· As always, please wait for the teller to invite you to the window to begin your transaction. We will be cleaning the area after each member with disinfectant or UVC lighting to sterilize the surfaces.

· Teller windows have been fitted with cough guards. In order for these shields to be effective, we would ask that you stand directly in front of them and use the cutout pass through to conduct business.

It is with your safety in mind that we have taken these precautions. Our complete COVID-19 Safety Plan is available at all of our offices for your review. As things change, we will respond accordingly to maintain our vigilance in conducting business as safely and conveniently as possible. Although the lobbies will be open again, you may certainly continue to access your accounts in the manner that makes you feel the most comfortable.

Thank you for you continuing support and understanding during this time.


Shady Grove Academy



Foreign Languages

and FUN!

Sound like something you would want for your child?

If so, Shady Grove Academy is now accepting enrollment for children ages 3-10.

Located at 149 Byrd Street across from the Orange review, you and your child will experience an adventure of a lifetime!

For questions:Text 540 356 2395 or

visit our website at

This is a 501 3c non-profit organization.

Donations toward the scholarships fund can be accepted on our website.


Local radio stations 103.1 WJMA “Today’s Country” and 105.5 & 95.3 SAM FM “Classic Hits” have been helping local businesses during this time doing what they do best! During the months of April and May, WJMA and SAM FM aired :10-:15 second announcements for interested businesses. These announcements aired several times per week for several weeks at no charge.

Our way of life and doing business are constantly changing right now and WJMA and SAM FM are adapting to the needs of the communities they serve by not only offering significant discounts but also by designing engaging on air promotions to help deliver businesses’ messages.

Elizabeth Verrocchio

Piedmont Communications, Inc.

“Classic Hits” 105.5 and 95.3 SAM FM WOJL

“Today’s Country”103.1 WJMA


James Madison's Montpelier

Montpelier Grounds are Open!

James Madison's Montpelier grounds are open to our members and the general public to enjoy.

Starting on June 5th, Montpelier will begin offering outdoor walking tours and will reopen the Museum Shop while following strict social distancing guidelines.

Montpelier is open Thursday-Monday from 9 AM to 4 PM.

In order to limit the amount of contact between visitors and staff we ask you to

While we are reopening specific sections of our site, we realize that many people will not be able to visit us in person. We will continue to offer virtual content to

enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

We are committed to the safety of our staff and visitors.



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