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October 2022 Chamber Chatter Newsletter

From the Director

Where has this year gone? It seems like just a few days ago I was sitting in this chair writing my first message to you. Fast forward and we are already seeing leaves fall and are feeling the autumn chill in the air!

I hope everyone had a chance to come out to the Street Festival (it sure seemed like everyone in the community was there!). For once, we had perfect weather for the event and the street was packed! We had an estimated 5,000 people come out to shop at our more than 150 vendor booths, enjoying great food, live music, and some of our best local beer, cider, and wine! We had a special guest this year – Charlie Xavier from Patch Brewing Company came out to thank the first responders who saved her life after her horrific accident one year ago. Charlie, Andre, and their two boys were thrilled to be there, and we were just as happy she was able to come out. It was a very touching moment for everyone who was there.

Looking forward, our Annual Awards Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, November 12 at the Pavilion on Lakeland Farm. We moved the event to Saturday to allow people the opportunity to relax and enjoy a night out without having to work the next day! Come out and join us in your best “Roaring Twenties” attire as we celebrate our 98th year. Tickets are available on our website or stop by the office to reserve your seats now! This is an “advance sales only” event, and seats are limited, so don’t delay! We are already collecting items for our popular Silent and Live Auction, and nominations are coming in for our Award Winners. Also don’t forget that we will be drawing the winner for our Inflation Buster Raffle at the event – make sure you get your tickets before they’re all gone!

I’ll see you around, and remember to think, eat, and shop local and support your fellow Chamber members!

Judi Cooper

Executive Director


98th Annual Awards Banquet Saturday, November 12th The Pavilion On Lakeland Farm 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. Cocktails Appetizers and Desserts Buffet Dinner Silent and Live Auction Inflation Buster Raffle Drawing Awards


Upcoming Chamber Events


Chamber Member News

Images: Self Portrait in Ukrainian Shirt by Lena Murray and Rose by Juliya Ivanilova. Watercolors on paper.

Artists Reception Friday, October 7th

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Refreshments and food will be served.

Show Dates: October 4th – 30th.

Viewing hours for off-campus visitors are

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Baker Gallery, Walker Fine Arts Center

Woodberry Forest Campus

898 Woodberry Forest Rd

Woodberry Forest, VA 22989


The Orange County Economic Development Office is pleased to announce it will co-host the 2022 Quad County Business Summit & QuadTank Pitch Competition along with the Economic Development Offices of Fluvanna County, Greene County, Louisa County, Madison County, and the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center on October 12, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., with lunch included.

The 7th Annual Quad County Business Summit will be held at Shenandoah Crossing Resort, in Louisa County. The Summit will include a keynote speaker, local business owner panel discussion with Q&A, opportunities for networking, and the QuadTank, a winner take all pitch competition. The event is free for Quad County business owners.


Central Virginia Wine Tours & Transportation

10 Year Anniversary CONGRATULATIONS!

Community Maps is working in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and the Tourism Office to publish the 2022 edition of the Orange County Street Map and Resource Guide.

Discover local attractions and businesses in Orange County. Whether you are just visiting or a lifelong resident there are always new and fun things to find! Local area businesses provide unique offerings and attractions not found anywhere else, be a part of the local community. It includes a map of Orange County, the Towns of Orange and Gordonsville.

The Guide will be distributed from local businesses, government offices and also from the Tourism and Chamber offices.

The map is also available online. Please take a minute to visit our website at | Local attractions in Orange County (

Please let me know if you would like an ad on the 2022-23 edition. We would love to include you “on the map!”


This December, the Holladay House will host a series of intimate Gilded Age-themed Christmas dinners catered by Provisions Market Table, with wine from Chateau MerrillAnne. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Orange County Children's Toy Box.

For details, visit

Please join us and share with a friend!

The Holladay House

Lodging and Intimate Events

Orange, VA

(c) 614-271-1772

W. A. Sherman Company Now Hiring

W.A. Sherman Company in Orange is looking for a full or part time sheet metal mechanic and installer. We do change outs and renovations and new construction. Full duct shop.

$30- 40 per hour. VA Driver’s License required. Truck provided. Uniforms. Health Insurance. Supplemental Insurance is optional. Paid vacation - Holiday Pay - Sick pay.

Will sub-contractor too.


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