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October 14, 2020 Newsletter


Mark your Calendar for the


Thursday, November 12th at the

Madison at the Mill.

The Chamber is in the process of finalizing plans.

There are only a few tickets left!

Do not miss out on the BEST time in town!

Email for more information.

The Town of Orange hosted October's Business First Coffee at the Orange Town Community Center on October 13th. Attendees enjoyed coffee from Stand Up Coffee and tasty treats from J.B. Cakes.

Pictured are Left - Rose Deal - Project Manager of Orange County Economic Development, Greg Woods - Orange Town Manager, and Susan Turner - Orange County Senior Administrative Assistant


Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 17th

Unionville Brewery Oktoberfest. We will have a Ribbon Cutting

at 6:00 pm to kick off the festivities

Thursday, October 22nd

Business After Hours hosted at Graze Steakhouse from

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 10th

Business First Coffee hosted by Orange County Public Schools

TEAC Building

8 a.m. -9 a.m.

Thursday, November 12th

96th Annual Awards Banquet

Madison at the Mill

starts at 5:30 p.m.


The Chamber hosts many events throughout the year. This is all possible by the contributions of our dedicated volunteers.

I am extending out an invitation in need of additional volunteers to make all upcoming events a success.

We will need Chamber members to volunteer for the following committees:

2021 Events

Orange Uncorked Wine Festival

(May - 1st & 2nd)

Business & Industry Picnic

(Date - TBD)

Orange Street Festival

(September 11th)

97th Annual Awards Banquet

(Date - TBD)

If you have a special talent or feel inspired to volunteer, please respond to:

Office # 540-672-5216



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 that will consist of a person’s favorite photo/video of an Orange County destination, location or business.

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:


Send Us Your Fall Discounts and Sales

will be published on the Orange County Chamber of Commerce website from our members that would like to participate.

Participants, please send all fall discounts and sales to:


Chamber Member Spotlight Madison At The Mill

Madison at the Mill is an extraordinarily unique indoor wedding and event venue located in Orange, VA. We are easy driving distance from Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Culpeper, Lake of the Woods, Lake Anna, and Richmond.

As a wedding venue, we are fully customizable, which means you can use your own vendors, decorate how you wish, and create a timeline that suits your needs. We have separate indoor ceremony & reception spaces, and we do offer day-of coordination services to make sure your day runs smoothly!

323 N Madison Rd

Orange, VA 22960

(540) 308-5874



The James Madison Museum of Orange County

Heritage Appraisal Fair - Oral Appraisals SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17th 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Receive oral appraisals for your collectables and heirlooms.

RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED for 1/2 hour session. Walk-ins are welcome and will be worked in as possible. FACEMASKS REQUIRED - social distancing will be marked. 129 Caroline St , Orange, VA 22960 (540) 672-1776



Dogwood Village

Celebrating 50 years of Service!

Dogwood Village celebrates 50 years of extraordinary service to the community seniors on October 14, 2020. The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved

construction of a 51-bed facility, owned and operated by the County which opened October 14, 1970. In 1975 an additional 69 beds were added with the construction of

the west wing for a total of 120 beds. The facility added a south wing in 1982 for a total of 34 assisted living beds and 134 nursing care beds. In 2002 the facility began

offering short-term rehab services available to individuals who needed medical and rehabilitation services following a 3-night hospital stay. Dogwood Village added a new

assisted living facility in 2009 licensed for 80 residents.

Dogwood Village takes pride in the compassionate care offered by the staff and appreciates the community support that has been shown since the facility opened in



Round 2 of the Bounce Back Orange Small Business Grant program will open on October 5th, get started today by submitting your interest form in order to be eligible for up to $8,000 in forgivable grant funding. You must complete the interest form at as the interest form generates your invitation to apply for the grant. This is a required step in the process. The application will be an online form, backed by Lenderfit, a secure document and communication management application for loan and grant applications.



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