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October 21, 2020 Newsletter


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, and November 9th

Dates for Wake Up Locust Grove are on Tuesdays on February 9th, April 13th, 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, June 17th, September 16th, and December 16th.

Please RSVP a date to


Pictured above is co-owner Jason Tennstedt with his family.

Below is Lee Frame, Board of Supervisors District Five, his daughter, and Executive Director Deanne Marshall.

Unionville Brewery Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Unionville Brewing Company is a farm to glass grass roots nano brewery located in Unionville VA. They use farm grown and local ingredients to bring out the flavor of our region. If you are looking for great beer and pizza, it's the place to go! They have Trivia Night on Wednesdays. Live music and

food trucks on weekends.


Mark your Calendar for the


Thursday, November 12th at the

Madison at the Mill.

The Chamber is in the process of finalizing plans.

Do not miss out on the BEST time in town!

Email for more information.


Upcoming Events

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.



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 2 Photo Winner

Stefanie Cusick

My favorite place in Orange County is Liberty Mills Farm, right before the maze they have this amazing LOVE sign that overlooks their maze, farm and mountains. It’s beautiful! The CBTC Community Cash Mob recently visited Liberty Mills Farm for the day giving out money and supporting an awesome local business.


Chamber Member Spotlight

Tiger Fuel

Tiger Fuel Company is Central Virginia’s best and largest local distributor of petroleum energy products, including propane, heating oil, and branded gasoline: Exxon, Texaco, Shell, BP, Citgo, Marathon and our own private label, EXCEL.

· Tiger Fuel provides oil and propane tank service and maintenance for our customers in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and Nelson County.

· Tiger Fuel operates The Markets, a chain of Central Virginia convenience stores, several of which feature our innovative “Gourmet-to-Go” deli program.

· Tiger Fuel supplies complete heating, fueling and energy-saving solutions to the homeowners, builders, retailers and fleet operators of today and tomorrow.

175 Caroline St.

Orange, VA 22960

(540) 672-4200


Chamber of Commerce, Orange Downtown Alliance,

Economic Development and Orange Tourism

Working Together for Orange County!

Chamber of Commerce, Orange Downtown Alliance,

Economic Development and Orange Tourism

Working Together for Orange County!

There are smiles behind those masks! We enjoyed a working lunch at Provisions Market Table. Charlotte Cole of Orange Downtown Alliance, Rose Deal of OC Economic Development, Lori Landes - Carter of Orange Tourism, and Deanne Marshall of Orange County Chamber of Commerce.



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