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November 4, 2020 Newsletter

Executive Director's Notes

The Chamber participated in Orange Downtown Alliance drive thru Trick or Treat on Friday evening at the Fair Grounds and stopped by Unionville Brewery on Saturday afternoon for their 1st Halloween Trunk or Treat.

One of the many benefits of Chamber membership is to promote and support member events. We are fully committed to supporting our members and will advertise your business updates, events and 2021 Chamber sponsored events.

There are numerous dates still available for 2021 Business First Coffees and Business After Hours. Check your calendar and reserve a date to showcase your business. See available dates below.

Please forward your business updates, announcements and RSVP's to

Unionville Brewery hosted a successful trunk or treat on Halloween.

1st place winner - Trunk or Treat Car Decorating Contest


Networking & Social Events 2021

Business First Coffee

We are in the process of scheduling the Networking and Social Events for 2021! Consider hosting the Orange County Chamber of Commerce Business First Coffee, an opportunity that showcases your products or services through the community’s largest professional business organization. A Coffee Hour host must be a member in good standing with the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. Business First Coffee and Wake Up Locust Grove are hosted on a first call/reserve basis.

Coffee Hour host benefits and responsibilities include:

Newsletter and Media Exposure – Coffee Hour host will receive print space for information and promotion of its operation and employees in the weekly newsletters. Information announcing date, time, and location of coffee hour will be shared through email and social media sites of the Chamber. Submission of business overview and logo required.

Coffee Hour Host – Utilize this Coffee Hour to show your support for the community and to showcase your business, products, services and employees. Responsible for providing coffee and other beverages for guests. Host may provide food if desired. (Any additional costs, venue, food, A/V needs are responsibility of host)

Chamber Coffee Hours are scheduled once a month from

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Business First Coffees are hosted in the Town of Orange and Gordonsville area. Wake Up Locust Grove Coffees are hosted in the Unionville and Locust Grove area.

Dates for Business First Coffee 2021 are on Tuesdays on January 12th,

March 9th, May 11th, July 13th, September 14th, November 9th

Dates for Wake Up Locust Grove are on Tuesdays on June 8th, August 10th, October 12th, and December 14th.

Business After Hours

Business After Hours is the premier networking event for business professionals. This event is designed for members to meet and build relationships with representatives from a variety of companies and organizations. This quarterly event occurs on Thursdays, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. The location is constantly changing and designated by the host organization. This event is free to attendees and is a great opportunity to make new contact and establish long-lasting business relationships.

So, don't forget your business cards.

Dates for the Business After Hours are on Thursdays on March 18th, September 16th, and December 16th.

Please RSVP a date to


Mark your Calendar for the


Thursday, November 12th at the

Madison at the Mill.

Do not miss out on the BEST time in town!

Email for more information.



Virtual Fall Festival

Exploring the beauty of Orange County, Virginia

Photo and Video Contest

From: October 9th - November 27th

We are happy to be hosting a photo and video entry contest of your favorite destination, location, or business in Orange County. Capture the best that Orange County has to offer and submit your entry to

The photo entry should include two sentences explaining your photo.

The Video entry should be no longer than two minutes. Please include commentary by video taker.

A winner will be announced each Friday. Each weekly winner will receive a $10 gift card from a Orange County Chamber of Commerce business. The grand prize winner will receive accolades in the Orange County Review, on, and all social media pages.

Grand Prize Winner

Will receive four tickets to the Orange Uncorked Wine Festival

May 1-2, 2021.

Under the age of 21 will receive a $50 gift card.

All content received will be the property of the Chamber and be used in marketing materials online and printed collateral materials.

Contestants may submit their photo/video entries to:

Week 4 Photo Winner

Emma Olson

Chamber Member Spotlight

Piedmont Power

Whether you are in the market for landscaping equipment, farm equipment, recreational toys, or a Big Tex trailer to pull them all, we are your one stop shop. We are a proud dealer of Kubota, Husqvarna, Scag, Vermeer, Land Pride equipment, Honda Power and Honda Motorcycle lines. We offer everything from a basic service to a complete overhaul. We have a fully stocked parts department for all of our manufacturers, and have access to order hard to find items that are not available locally.

12555 James Madison Hwy, Orange, VA 22960



Orange Volunteer Fire Company


Hospice of the Piedmont Announces Virtual Children’s Camp

Fall and Winter Dates Include Monthly Zoom Grief Support Groups

Hospice of the Piedmont is pleased to announce Journeys Camp@Home, a virtual grief support camp that will be held this fall and winter via Zoom. These camps are being offered for children and teens (4-18) who have been affected by the death of a loved one. The program is provided as a public service through Hospice of the Piedmont’s Center for Children and is funded by donations from grants and the community at large.

Our camps provide a safe and supportive environment that gives grieving children the opportunity to creatively express their thoughts and feelings, learn about grief, discover that they are not alone, and understand that their feelings are normal.

The seasonal camps will be held on three Thursdays during this fall and winter: November 19th, December 17th, and January 21st. Each camp will take place from 5:30 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. over Zoom. The evening’s activities will be different each month. Special guests will share their talents of music, storytelling, or play to create a therapeutic and expressive opportunity for children and teens to learn, share, and be delighted. All campers will receive a Camp@Home box of supplies upon registration.

For an application or more information about bereavement support, call the Center for Children’s Journeys program at Hospice of the Piedmont at 434-817-6900 or 1-800-975-5501 or visit

We are committed to providing care and support services to all members of our community regardless of their ability to pay. Hospice of the Piedmont does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment.

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.

Contact: Kacie Karafa



Small Business Roundtable

JB Cakes, Orange County Economic Development, and the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center - CV SBDC invite you to attend a small business brainstorming session for Orange County business owners to kick off the holiday buying season. Let’s all come together and discuss our successes and struggles over the past few months and see how we can work together to make this holiday season prosperous for all. Refreshments will be provided by JB Cakes.

Piedmont Communications


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