Welcome to the
Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber exists to encourage the success of local businesses
and to promote positive community growth.
Welcome to New Members
Coastal Maintenance Services
Coggin Electrical Specialists, Inc.
Steadfast Landscape Maintenance, LLC.
Surry Equipment, Inc
Alzheimers Assoc. Richmond Chapter
Chen's Asian Grill
Backwoods Nut Company
Next Chamber Event
11 - 6:00 p.m.
Blackwater Regional Library
270 Colonial Trail East
Surry, VA 23883
The Chamber supports
efforts by the SPCA
to bring attractions and vendors to our community.
Come join the fun - Market hours are from 9:00am to 3:00 pm,
the second Saturday of each month.
(April through November) The Market is located in the park
across from the Surrey House Restaurant. Contact Susan Moss for details
Business Safety and Health Resource Guide
from the Centers for Disease Control
Find free or inexpensive information about protecting
your workers. The guide includes:
· More than 30 websites with
resources from training guides and courses to workplace regulations,
hazard checklists and emergency guidance.
· Contact information for safety
organizations and government safety agencies PLUS resources for specific
industries such as convenience stores, construction sites, restaurants,
and health care settings.
Surry County is now registered at www.Virginia.org
( the statewide marketing/tourism website) and is able to add and update
listings for events in
Events, Exhibits, and Meetings must be added 120 days
prior to the event and can be submitted to County staff by email at
Please include all pertinent information:
contact name and phone number if additional information is needed.
is an 11 MB file and download time will be
dependent upon your Internet access.
Hot Air Balloon Festival
"Grand Opening" on April 16 was a huge success. It
was a "picture perfect" day and enjoyed by many!
we are turning our focus on the Cool Wine - Hot Air Balloon
Festival scheduled for the weekend of May
20 - 22.
weekend event starts on Friday, May 20, with a late evening
flight of hot air balloons accompanied by good music and great
wine. On Saturday, May 21, we will have hot air balloons taking
flight from Hampton Roads Winery around 7:00 am and again at
5:00 pm. We have a day scheduled full of events starting with
a farmers market, classic cars display, bands, and of course
you are interested in participating in our
farmers market, please fill out the attached
contract and return to us along with your $5.00 fee.
If you have already signed up, please note the slight changes
we have made due to the timing of the balloon flights. We want
the farmers market to run
from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.
If you cannot stay until 3:00 pm please let us know. We will
have some sites arranged so an earlier brake-down can take place
that will be convenient for the vendors and safe for our patrons.
We look forward to having
you participate in this event!
The Hampton Roads Winery Staff
Advertise to Surry
Residents in the Smithfield Times
Smithfield Times will run a special Surry County section: July
Download the flyer
and contact Wendy Kantsios
(757) 618-3478 (cell - text friendly)
in Surry County
Visit our new
page listing job opportunities in Surry. Check back often
to see new postings. If you are a Surry County based business
you may submit your job to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Post your resume with us.
If you're a local employer and need help, check
our list of candidates.
Candidates send your resume as a pdf or Word document
The Surry County Chamber of Commerce wishes to extend our heartfelt
sympathy to one of our oldest members, Sam and Donna Edwards,
their families, and employees. Edwards Ham
is a Surry institution, and has been a model business and
boon to our community for many years. Please know that the Chamber
is willing to help in any way that we can to assist in your recovery
from this tragic fire that destroyed the facility on January 19th.
offers Virginia businesses rebates for window film installation.
Window Film (7/23, Flores) magazine reports that "Virginia
commercial window tint companies and their clients alike have reason
to be excited about Dominion Virginia Power's new Non-Residential
Window Film Program." In an "effort to achieve greater
levels of energy efficiency, the electric company is offering Virginia
businesses that install window film to their existing windows a
rebate." Ralph Joyce, energy conservation program manager with
Dominion Virginia Power, is "hopeful the effort will help conserve
energy for businesses across Virginia." Says Joyce, "Clearly,
we believe window film can offer Dominion's non-residential customers
lower cooling bills and improved comfort
We project about
2,000 non-residential customers to participate in the Window Film
Program over its five year duration."
Announces Virginia Small Business Financing Authority Receives
An Additional $5.9 Million from U.S. Treasury
to Assist Small Businesses
$2 for Every $1
You Save with VIDA
Virginia Individual Development Accounts (VIDA) Program is a state
program that helps individuals save to buy their first home, start
a business, or go to school.
(Download the Flyer)
Launches at VGR
The Gateway Center for Enterprise opened its doors on July 25,
2013 in Colonial Heights, Virginia, with a networking event focused
on starting and growing businesses.
The Gateway Center is focused on cultivating entrepreneurship-based
job creation, along with new and existing business growth, in
Virginia's Gateway Region through programs, one-on-one assistance,
conferences and partnerships. While the programs have an emphasis
on women-owned businesses, the Gateway Center is accessible to
Letters of Interest
Surry County is inviting Letters of Interest from Developers
and Operators wishing to partner with
the County to develop and operate a full-service
retail grocery store within the County.
Business Resource Guide
PDF of Banner
Broadband: Jobs, Innovation,
and Rural Development
Forecast 2012-2013 an analysis of the impacts of broadband expansion
in the nation, particularly in Virginia and our rural areas. "Broadband
recognized as a "key" to future economic prosperity in
the annual edition."
Report on The Food Shopping Patters of Surry
County Residents & the Opportunities for More and Varied Retail
Locations in the County
Prepared by Carolyn Wren, Master of Urban and Regional
Planning Program, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public
Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University
of Small Business Loan Programs
Use this link (www.businessloanfunds.com)
to find information on small business loans available in Surry
Loan Fund - Center for Community Development
Development Loan Fund - Virginia Department of Business Assistance
Loan Program - Prosper
Tobacco Commission Southside Capital Access Program - Virginia
Department of Business Assistance
Loan Guaranty/Participation Program - Business Consortium Fund,
Business Lending Fund - U.S. Department of the Treasury
Business Loans - ACCION USA
Care Financing Program - Virginia Department of Business Assistance
Training and Microenterprise Loan Programs - Business Seed Capital,
Guaranty Program - Virginia Department of Buiness Assistance
Business Loan Programs
Business & Industry Loan Guarantee Program
by the Virginia Employment Commission
.pdf file of report
This report provides a community
profile of Surry County. It is intended to compliment the information
found in VEC's Virginia Workforce Connection application, which
can be accessed online at
The report is divided into three major sections. The first contains
a profile of regional demographic characteristics and trends,
the second supplies similar information for the regional economy,
and the third provides a profile of regional education
To get the most
current report information,
go to the VEC web site:
- go to www.vaemploy.com
- scroll down to the blue box labeled Labor
Market Information LMI
- select Publications,
- click on Community Profile for specific
This is public information drawn from a variety of sources,
many of which are updated frequen