March 2022 Orange County Chamber Newsletter


Message from the Director

I see a light at the end of the tunnel . . . and I am hopeful that you can see it, too! As the weather begins to warm, we seem to finally be getting past the pandemic restrictions of the last two years and can return to running our businesses and going about our daily lives with some sense of normalcy. New businesses are opening, and as I drive around the county, I am seeing more activity at local businesses.

I am looking forward to meeting as many members as I can to see how the Chamber can help get everyone re-started! I’ll be visiting as many of you as I can over the next couple of months.


One program we are looking forward to re-starting is our “Cash Mobs.” Please contact us if you would like to be part of this fun way to boost sales and increase your customer base. We’re also looking for members to sign up for our member-to-member discount program. Participation is easy, doesn’t require any additional investment for member businesses, and is just one of the many free benefits offered to each member. Please let us know if you would like more information.


Finally, let’s all plan to get out and have some fun at our upcoming events! The Orange Uncorked Wine Festival, to be held on May 7 & 8, is shaping up to be a great event, so get your tickets and plan to join us at our beautiful new venue overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains in Somerset! Following that, our Annual Business and Industry Appreciation Picnic will be held on May 19 at Liberty Mills Farm. Check out the website and our Facebook page for more details on these and other events. Remember to eat, stay and shop local.


I’ll be seeing you soon!


Judi Cooper

Executive Director

Orange County Chamber of Commerce


 

Orange Uncorked Wine Festival May 7th & 8th


Tickets, Party Packs and Sponsorship Opportunities are now available for purchase on our website.

https://www.orangevachamber.com/orange-uncorked


 

Orange County Business & Industry Appreciation Picnic

Save The Date May 19th


Please click here for Sponsorship form.


 
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The American Legion sponsors Boys & Girls State with hopes that young citizens who understand the operations of the democratic form of government will be prepared to uphold its ideals. American Legion Post 156 is in need of sponsorships to send ten students to this summer's Boys & Girls State. Boys & Girls State is a one week camp teaching the fundamentals of Virginia state government to rising high school seniors.


Camp Dates are June 19 - June 25th.

Boys State is held at Radford University

Girls State is held at Longwood University

Sponsorships are due by Saturday, April 30th.

For more information, please contact Allen Drinkwater at alan.drinkwater434@gmail.com


 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


Well Hung Vineyard Now Hiring

We're now open 7 days per week now, we're looking for additional servers and host/hostess for the weekends. If you want to work in a fun environment while making good money, send your resume to info@wellhungvineyard.com


Westwind Flowers

Employment Opportunities


We are seeking part time team members for the 2022 season.

If you enjoy flowers, being in the great outdoors and can work in all weather

conditions we would love to chat with you about joining us in the fields

this season. Interested applicants should contact us at info@westwindflowers.com. Please tell us a little about yourself and send along a resume.

Thanks, Stacey & Tom


LOWLINC, a nonprofit volunteer services organization helping older adults age-in-place at Lake of the Woods in Locust Grove, VA, is seeking an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR to provide day-to-day operations management and lead the organization in its continued growth in and around LOW. The Executive Director serves as the day-to-day manager for all aspects of LOWLINC, ensuring smooth and efficient member service delivery, interacting and communicating with members, volunteers, the Board and LOWLINC committees, donors, and other organizations, and supervising any other LOWLINC employees or contractors. This position is a part-time (30 hours/week) salaried position, up to $50,000 depending on experience. Visit LOWLINC.org for more information.

LOWLINC is seeking a part-time (15 hours/week) MEMBER SERVICES COORDINATOR to assure timely response to all member requests, supervise and train volunteer call handlers, and operate and administer LOWLINC systems (including Club Express/Run My Village, among others). Pay is $18/hour. Visit LOWLINC.org for more information.

LOWLINC is seeking a part-time (15 hours/week) ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COORDINATOR to provide office management and administrative tasks, maintain records, schedule facilities for LOWLINC meetings (and/or setup virtual meetings), and maintain office supplies and equipment. Pay is $16/hour. Visit LOWLINC.org for more information.


Join our Team at The Inn at Willow Grove

As an award-winning boutique hotel, The Inn at Willow Grove provides guests with an unsurpassed luxury experience.

We are looking for someone to join our Housekeeping team to assist with cleaning and upkeep of the spa, restaurant and hotel.

Our housekeeping staff consists of guest service-oriented individuals who are energetic, organized, methodical and can work both as a team player and independently towards one goal - maximum guest satisfaction.

LINK: https://www.innatwillowgrove.com/employment.html

Listing also available to apply online on: https://www.indeed.com/