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Welcome to the
Surry County
Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber exists to encourage the success of local businesses and to promote positive community growth.

Benefits of Membership


Welcome to New Members
Coastal Maintenance Services
Coggin Electrical Specialists, Inc.
Steadfast Landscape Maintenance, LLC.
Surry Equipment, Inc
Alzheimers Assoc. Richmond Chapter
EVB
Chen's Asian Grill
Backwoods Nut Company


Next Chamber Event
July 13 - 6:00 p.m.
Business Meeting
Surry Library
270 Colonial Trail East
Surry, VA 23883

www.facebook.com/surrychamber



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 baymarshsm@gmail.com

Small Business Safety and Health Resource Guide
from the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention.
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.

2012-2013 Financial Resources for Agriculture & Forestry Businesses
in Virginia

Please take a moment to see if any of these programs might benefit your organization.
Nancy Rodrigues
Economic Development Surry County
PO Box 65 Surry, VA 23883( 757) 876-2031


Natural Gas
In order for Surry County to access the need for natural gas line expansion, we must determine possible future usage needs. Please fill out the attach form and return it to ecodevelopment@surrycountyva.gov
Nancy Rodrigues, Economic DevelopmentSurry County
PO Box 65 Surry, VA 2388 (757) 876-2031



Announce Your Event
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
Surry County.

Events, Exhibits, and Meetings must be added 120 days prior to the event and can be submitted to County staff by email at pbernshausen@surrycountyva.gov.

Please include all pertinent information: contact name and phone number if additional information is needed.


Surry County
Purchasing Policies
& Procedures Manual

(Click to print copies of the manual)

This is an 11 MB file and download time will be
dependent upon your Internet access.


Check the
Surry County School Board
web site for Projects Open for Bids.

(Link to the Surry County School Board Site)

Visitor Services Volunteer
Needed

The new Surry Visitor Center needs volunteers to man the facility.
See details
Contact "Pat Bernshausen" pbernshausen@surrycountyva.gov
for more information.

Advertise to Surry Residents in the Smithfield Times

The Smithfield Times will run a special Surry County section: July 13th
Aug. 17th
Sept. 14th
Oct. 19th
Nov. 16th
Dec.14th

Download the flyer and contact Wendy Kantsios
(757) 618-3478 (cell - text friendly)

Jobs
in Surry County
Virginia

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: greg@gregschaale.com

Want A Job?
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 to: greg@gregschaale.com

With Our Sympathy
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.
Dominion offers Virginia businesses rebates for window film installation. The 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."
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Small Business Financing Authority Receives An Additional $5.9 Million from U.S. Treasury
to Assist Small Businesses
Read More
Earn $2 for Every $1
You Save with VIDA
The 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)
The Gateway Center for
Enterprise Office
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 all.

please visit
www.gatewayregion.com

Invitation to Submit
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.
Read More

Virginia SBA
Small Business Resource Guide

From Our March Meeting at Dominion Power
International Trade
Virginia Economic Development Partnership

See the Slide Show presented by
Jordan Watkins VEDP- International Trade
jawatkins@yesvirginia.org


Download PDF of Banner

Expanding Broadband: Jobs, Innovation,
and Rural Development

Virginia Economic 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." Download Special Report
A 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
BUSINESS LOAN
FUNDS

Directory of Small Business Loan Programs

Use this link (www.businessloanfunds.com) to find information on small business loans available in Surry County.

  • Micro Loan Fund - Center for Community Development
  • Economic Development Loan Fund - Virginia Department of Business Assistance
  • Micro Loan Program - Prosper
  • Virginia Tobacco Commission Southside Capital Access Program - Virginia Department of Business Assistance
  • Minority Loan Guaranty/Participation Program - Business Consortium Fund, Inc.
  • Small Business Lending Fund - U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Small Business Loans - ACCION USA
  • Child Care Financing Program - Virginia Department of Business Assistance
  • Entrepreneur Training and Microenterprise Loan Programs - Business Seed Capital, Inc
  • Loan Guaranty Program - Virginia Department of Buiness Assistance
  • SBA Business Loan Programs
  • USDA Business & Industry Loan Guarantee Program
Surry County Government
Bid List Application
Download PDF file - Bid Application Form

Surry County
Community Profile

Provided by the Virginia Employment Commission
Open .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
www.VirginiaLMI.com
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
characteristics.

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 areas
    This is public information drawn from a variety of sources, many of which are updated frequen

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facebook

Visit, "like", and post on our page.

See what our members post and the new things that their businesses are doing. Post your questions for our members and other Surry businesses.

 

Starting A Business
in Surry County

The Chamber is ready to assist any new business in the County. If you have questions on where to start or who to see, we'll do our best to get the answers.

 

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Developed and Maintained by: Greg Schaale Design, LLC

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