September 30, 2020 Newsletter
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
The grand prize winner will receive accolades in the Orange County Review, on www.orangevachamber.com 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:
Special Business Discounts 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: email@example.com
Saturday and Sunday, October 2nd & 3rd Mail Street GVL Fall Celebration & Art Walk Tuesday, October 13th Business First Coffee hosted by The Town of Orange at The Orange Community Center from 8-9 am. 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 pm. - 7 p.m
Chamber Member Spotlight - Faye's Office Supply
Where Service and Competitive Pricing is our
Way of Doing Business
Since 1994, Faye’s Office Supply is proud to be a woman owned office supplier in the Orange, Virginia area. We work hard to find the best rates and deals for all of our customer needs. From office supplies and office furniture, to promotional items, custom printing and business cards, Faye’s is here to help. Check out our location in Orange, Virginia and learn more about how Faye’s Office Supply can provide everything you’ll need to run your business efficiently!
Faye’s Office Supply, Inc. has been in business since 1994. We are locally owned and operated in Orange Virginia. Our slogan “Service & Competitive Pricing is our way of doing business” sums up what we do for our customers. We do our best to negotiate great prices for you the customer by going through buying groups. We check and make sure our pricing is very competitive in the office supply business.
We have more than office supply. We design, sell, assemble and install office furniture. We have a large selection of technology products, anywhere from cartridges and toners to office equipment, such as All-in-One Printers and Fax Machines. Check us out for your Cleaning and Breakroom supplies. Need custom printing and stamps? We have them. Call us for your business cards, letterhead, forms, checks and self-inking stamps, name plates and much more. We have Educational Supplies for Schools, Teachers, Students and Parents. Advertise your business with our promotional items and get your name out there. Let Faye’s Office Supply help you with all your office needs. Our team members are here to assist you.
The one stop shop for all your office needs.
Faye's Office Supply is a full service company. We sell more than Office Supply; we offer a full line of Office Furniture, Technology Supplies, Cleaning and Breakroom, Custom Printing of forms and stamps, Educational and Promotional Items. We also provide copying, faxing, laminating and binding in our store location.
We offer service and delivery to customers in Orange, Louisa, Fluvanna, Charlottesville, Albemarle, Culpeper, Madison, Green Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Richmond. We can also drop ship orders throughout the United States.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to take care of your business supply needs. Your business is greatly appreciated and valued.
Need to send a fax or have a sudden copy job?
We can help.
Send / Receive Fax # 540-672-3234
Full or Self Service - B/W Color Group, Collate & Staple
Laminating & Binding
Laminates up to 11X17, Punch & Thermal Binding
105 Byrd Street, Orange VA 22960 Phone: 540-672-0607
Contact Customer Service
Phone: (540) 672-0607
Kick off the first Fall weekend in October at our FIRST FRIDAY, Oct 2nd, 5 -8 on Main Street, feat. LONESOME CROSSROADS BLUEGRASS & the @fireflyfoodtruck
Join us for a Special Fort Germanna Public Access Day Event! In conjunction with the 300th Anniversary of Spotsylvania County in 2021, Lt. Governor Alexander Spotswood will be at the Fort Germanna Archaeological site to proclaim the formation of Spotsylvania County at 10:30am on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Visitors will get the chance to see the progress made by archaeologists searching for the fort commissioned by Lt. Governor Alexander Spotswood in 1714. Hear about the everyday experiences of the English, the German colonists and the African American populations who lived and worked at Germanna. Stop by the Fort Germanna Visitor Center in Locust Grove, VA to pick up directions to the dig site and learn the story of why two Germanna colonies settled on the Virginia frontier. The visitor experience at the Fort Germanna Archaeological site includes
Experience the dig site with Germanna’s staff archaeologists Learning about frontier life within the fort Viewing active excavations Speak with Lt. Governor Spotswood as he shares his thoughts on the new Spotsylvania County-named in his honor Having fun with history and archaeology-related activities for all ages How it works This FREE event is open to everyone, but due to the safety of staff and visitors, and limited parking at the site, we are requiring timed tickets to visit the archaeological site. Tickets will be available for tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm and 2pm. Hand sanitizer will be available on site and masks are recommended. Event hours are 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 2062 Germanna Hwy Locust Grove, VA 22508
Unionville Brewing Co. First Annual Oktoberfest and Ribbon Cutting! Saturday, October 17th Ribbon Cutting Ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Unionville Brewing Company is a farm to glass grass roots nano brewery located in Unionville VA. We use farm grown and local ingredients to bring out the flavor of our region. Join us for great beer, delicious food, and live music! 24333 Narrow Gauge Road, Unionville, VA 22567
The chamber plans on spotlighting veteran owned businesses in November. If you are a veteran business owner, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
Let us know of any specials or promotions your business would offer to veterans on Wednesday, November 11th. Specials and promotions will be advertised on the chamber's social media pages and website.
Let us know of any specials or promotions your business would offer to veterans on Wednesday, November 11th. Specials and promotions will be advertised on the chamber's social media pages and website. email@example.com
REC CONTINUES TO SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITIES
REC hasn’t been able to be at local events in-person this summer, but that hasn’t stopped the Cooperative from being active in the community. Below is a story of how REC has continued to provide nonprofit organizations support during the coronavirus pandemic.
REC Cares: Community Gives Continue
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) hasn’t been able to participate in community events like usual, but that hasn’t held the Cooperative back from supporting the communities it serves.
“We adapted quickly in early spring to move resources we would have used at community events toward groups that are helping those in need,” said Casey Hollins, director of communications and public relations.
This summer, REC provided financial support and donated items to local groups so they could continue doing their work in their communities. REC typically enjoys meeting member-owners at farmers markets during the summer months, though unable to attend in person, REC donated hundreds of reusable tote bags to markets in Clarke County, Ashland, Bowling Green and Mineral for shoppers to use.
REC also donated $1,000 to the Lord Fairfax Area Branch of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank; Winchester Rescue Mission; Front Royal CCAP; and the Boys and Girls Club of Madison.
“The coronavirus pandemic has impacted every aspect of people’s lives,” said Brian Wolfe, senior public relations specialist. “These community gives will help organizations that are facing a higher demand for emergency services, clothing, food and child-care needs.”
REC provides electric service to over 170,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 17,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. For more information about REC, please visit www.myrec.coop. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
REBUILD VA GRANT FUND Governor Northam Announces Expansion of $70 Million Rebuild VA Grant Fund for Small Businesses, Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19 Eligibility criteria expanded to include businesses that received federal CARES Act funds, supply chain partners affected by closures Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Rebuild VA, the $70 million economic recovery fund launched in August, is expanding its eligibility criteria to allow more small businesses to apply. Businesses that received funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and supply chain partners of businesses whose normal operations were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are now eligible to receive grants of up to $10,000. Businesses that have received federal funds must certify that they will only use the Rebuild VA grant for recurring expenses and that the grant will not be used to cover the same expenses as the other CARES Act funds. Rebuild VA, which is administered by the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD), successfully launched on August 10. SBSD and its program partners, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Virginia Tourism Corporation, and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, made the decision to expand eligibility criteria after analysis of eligible and ineligible applications received within the first 30 days of the launch. “When we initially launched Rebuild VA, we focused on reaching the small businesses and nonprofit organizations most in need,” said Governor Northam. “I am deeply grateful for the work of our state agencies to swiftly adjust the parameters of this program so we can assist more Virginia businesses as they weather this health crisis and build back stronger.” Eligible businesses and nonprofits must demonstrate that their normal operations were limited by Governor Northam’s Executive Orders Fifty-Three or Fifty-Five, or that they were directly impacted by the closure of such businesses. In March, Governor Northam took executive action to protect the health and safety of Virginians, which included limiting operations for food and beverage, non-essential brick and mortar retail, exercise and fitness, entertainment and public amusement, personal care and personal grooming, and private campground and overnight summer camps. Expanded business sectors now eligible to apply for Rebuild VA grants include small hotels and bed and breakfasts lodging facilities along with film companies supporting production in the Commonwealth. Businesses that provide goods or services for those identified in one or more of the eligible business categories previously mentioned are now eligible. Businesses must also certify that they have not received grant or loan dollars from federal, state, or local CARES Act funded programs, or if they have received CARES Act funding, that they will use the Rebuild VA grant only for recurring expenses. These businesses must also certify that the Rebuild VA funds will not be used to cover the same expenses as other CARES Act funds. Rebuild VA still requires that businesses and nonprofit organizations must be in good standing, have annual gross revenues of no more than $1.5 million, and have no more than 25 employees. Rebuild VA funding may be utilized for the following eligible expenses: · Payroll support, including paid sick, medical, or family leave, and costs related to the continuation of group health care benefits during those periods of leave; · Employee salaries; · Mortgage payments, rent, and utilities; · Principal and interest payments for any business loans from national or state-chartered banking, savings and loan institutions, or credit unions, that were incurred before or during the emergency; · Eligible personal protective equipment, cleaning and disinfecting materials, or other working capital needed to address COVID-19 response. For additional information about Rebuild VA, expanded eligibility criteria, covered expenses, and how to submit an application, please visit governor.virginia.gov/RebuildVA. Full Release