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    • 19 Jan 2022
    • 6:00 AM
    • 31 Jan 2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • Online

    Just Released


    Congrats to our own Coe Sherrard on the release of his latest book!

    Reputed criminal, Theo Jackson, proposes a donation to the city for a new youth center, and the mayor sends police officer, Denton Jones to negotiate the terms. Theo and Denton were once friends before taking different career paths. Denton’s efforts make him a target for a corrupt city official, but a dishonest bureaucrat is the least of the city’s problems. The author propels readers to the uncomfortable gray areas of life where the wrong thing sometimes seems a better choice than the right one, a little bad turns into almost good, and dark white and light black become the same color.

    The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. 

    You can also find more detail on the book at the author website:  www.eacoe.online.


    • 20 Jan 2022
    • 27 Jan 2022
    • Online

    Price for Profit

    January 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Are you a small business owner that is feeling that is feeling the impact of: Rising prices for supplies? Increased cost of shipping? Increasing labor costs? Or are you curious or concerned about: When is the right time to raise my prices? How do I effectively communicate the price increase to your current and future customers? Questioning if you are charging enough for your goods, products, or services? Unsure of your gross profit margin? The difference between markups and margins.…

    REGISTER HERE


    Marketing on a Budget

    January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Participants will learn free and low cost ways to market their business and increase sales. Topics will include: *Getting the most out of social media *Using email marketing effectively *Free resources to make your business look great *Participants will receive tips and ideas they can begin implementing right away Register Here Speaker(s): Hope Gayles, Associate Director, Communications & Outreach & Public Information Officer at Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

    REGISTER HERE


    Anatomy of a Murder: How Hackers are Killing Small Businesses

    January 26 | 2:00 PM EST

    Here’s what you need to do to protect yourself. Presented by the Mason SBDC, Teresa Piliouras and Gary Alfano.

    When you read about cyber scams, do you ever think, “I would’ve never fallen for that!”

    This webinar will teach you to see your blind-spots and how they can be used to compromise your business.

    Topics:

    • BEC (Business Email Compromise) and how it’s bankrupting small businesses
    • What BEC is and the psychology behind it
    • Why BEC is so effective and dangerous
    • Trends in BEC attacks
    • Examples – Learn to recognize BEC
    • What you should do to protect against BEC attacks

    Guest Speaker from Webster Bank: Kevin Thompson, SVP, Manager of Fraud Services, will discuss trends Webster Bank is seeing with respect to BEC, and what they are doing to protect customers against it.

    Guest Speaker from John M. Glover Insurance Agency: Tammy Lee Dun, VP, Business Development, will discuss different types of cybersecurity insurance.

    Register


    Retail 3.0 Thriving in the Next Normal

    January 27| 8:30 AM EST

    Presented by the Longwood SBDC.

    Does it feel like your small business is constantly pivoting? We hear you!

    Join retail expert Marc Willson as he unpacks the pivots that will continue to serve Virginia’s small retailers and restaurants beyond the pandemic, meet the ever-changing demands of diverse customers, and build resiliency against future disruptions.

    Register


    • 20 Jan 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 31 Jan 2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • Online

    LONGABERGER BASKET AUCTION

    Opens:  January 17, 9:00 am

    Closes:  January 31, 9:00 pm


    Auction website:   https://e.givesmart.com/events/pak/

    Have you checked out our Longaberger Basket Auction yet? 

    This is a first for Family Promise of Shenandoah County. Here is your opportunity to purchase a Longaberger Basket.  As you may know, these are hard to find and very popular. They are known for their uniqueness and quality. Every one is different.

    Be sure to share the auction link with your friends and family!

    Thank you so much for all your support of Family Promise of Shenandoah County!!


    A Child's Future Begins at Home


    • 25 Jan 2022
    • 18 Feb 2022
    • Throughout the County

    Join us to help spread kindness in our community!

    If you'd like a sign for your business or residence please contact   rebekah.schennum@nwcsb.com  or youthresourcealliance@gmail.com to request a sign.

    Kindness creates a connection which is important for mental wellness. This week we are encouraging everyone to do something everyday to spread kindness to those around us. Whether its helping a neighbor or sending notes of compassion and encouragement to a friend, we encourage you to find creative ways to share kindness this week. 

    Download your Rooted In Kindness Toolkit here

    Brought to you by Northwestern Community Services Board and Youth Resource Alliance

    #RootedInKindess #YRA #prevention #mentalheal #positivity  #kindness

    • 25 Jan 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • 14 Feb 2022
    • 11:30 PM
    • Online


    QR codes are a great marketing tool that allows you to quickly send prospective clients to your website, share your business card, or even make it easier for guests to use your wifi connection!

    Shenandoah Websites is offering a FREE QR code generator to local Shenandoah County Chamber businesses to help them build their client base.

    You can find it at https://qr.va.linkRegister and activate an account then use the code 365FREE at checkout to get FREE access!

    Customize your QR codes with your company logo, branding colors and more - then download them in multiple formats. You can even save your QR codes on the site for future access.

    In addition to QR codes, you can create custom shortlinks that allow you to collect statistics on their use! Find out which online marketing venues are yielding the most results for your business!


      

    Beecher Bowers, Owner

    Shenandoah Websites

    bbowers@shenandoahwebsites.com

    https://www.shenandoahwebsites.com


    • 25 Jan 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Express, Woodstock

    Tuesday, January 25

    12pm - 1pm

    Holiday Inn Express, Woodstock


    Topic:

    "Building Your Playbook for the Evolving Work Landscape"

    Presenter:

     Every day, we face new challenges. We are asked to do more with less, to deliver resources and value in new ways, and to lead teams and projects more effectively in an ever-changing environment. At the same time, the old solutions and tried and true processes no longer work. Meanwhile, we sit back and look at our lives and wonder how we got here. We did all the things right. We checked all the boxes. But, instead of feeling fulfilled, we feel like something is missing. It’s no shocker that many of us feel burned out, stuck, and unsatisfied. But there is a way forward. It requires us to create our own options and new solutions.

    In this training, Becky will show you what it means to create new options and solutions, why it's important, what stands in the way, and a four-step process that you can start implementing immediately.


    • 26 Jan 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 14 Feb 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Online


    Shenandoah County is currently accepting applications for the FY23 Support of Local Arts Grant. Up to $9,000 may be awarded to local, Shenandoah County arts organizations.
    This grant is funded in part by the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors general budget and also through a grant through the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Funding will not be awarded until fall 2022 for use on programming or projects taking place between July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.
    Click here for the application. For questions or additional information, contact jfrench@shenandoahcountyva.us
    • 27 Jan 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10 Feb 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Throughout Shenandoah County


    • 29 Jan 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • 26 Feb 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • 4374 Swartz Rd, Toms Brook, VA

       Begin this new year with comforting soup by the Fire

                          And fine music to celebrate!

                  January 29th   -  Live Music by Local Musicians     2 – 5 pm




    • 31 Jan 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online

    Every person needs support from others. People Incorporated promotes the dignity of individuals and families, moves people into the economic mainstream, and works to develop existing strengths and resources within communities. All of our efforts are directed by the concerns, hopes, needs, and dreams of the people we serve.

    You will learn:

    • What Loan Types are available to your business
    • The low percentage rate on the loan
    • The ease of access and People Inc's flexibility to get what you need
    • 1 Feb 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • 28 Feb 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • ShenCo Chamber Office, 103 S Main St, Woodstock, VA


    • 10 Feb 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Chamber Office or Online
    Register

    Nonprofit Council Meeting

    Thursday, Feb. 10

    12pm - 1pm

    Location: Hybrid Meeting - Chamber Office or Online


            Message from our New Council Chair - Sheila Orndorff

    Dear Colleagues,

    Upon retiring from the Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter on September 30, 2021 after 21 years of service, I realized that I still wanted to stay involved in my community and with you. I couldn't think of a more rewarding way to do so than by Chairing the Chamber's Nonprofit Council. I accepted the new role as a facilitator not a chair.  Facilitate means to "help bring about". That's my role to help bring about new and innovative ideas to the Nonprofit Council and build a team that's unstoppable.

    I have ideas for the Council that I look forward to sharing at our February meeting as well as hearing about your needs and ideas. I also look forward to engaging all nonprofit organizations with the Council. 

    I'd like to invite your organization to host and/or present at an upcoming meeting. Here are the available dates. Reach out to Sharon and let her know which meeting works for you:

    Thurs, March 10, Thurs, April 14, Thurs, May 12, or Thurs, June 9

    Look forward to working with all of you and sharing our passion for our community and the people we serve. Sheila Orndorff 

    FEB 10 Agenda Items:

    • Valley Health Community Health Needs Assessment Interview...Mary Welch-Flores
    • Select Nonprofit Council Logo*


    Save The Dates:

    • Community Volunteer Fair - Friday, April 22nd
    • "Ask The Donors" Luncheon returns Nov 10
    • Business After Hours Co-Host - Dec. 13

    To Do Item:

    We encourage you and your staff to take the Valley Health Community Health Needs Assessment Survey by 1/31, Visit valleyhealthlink.com/survey today!


     *Logo Option #1                           

        

    *Logo Option #2 

          


    • 12 Feb 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Fort Valley Ranch


    • 12 Feb 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • North Mountain Vineyard 4374 Swartz Rd Maurertown


    • 22 Mar 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Suites, Woodstock
    Register

    Tuesday, March 22

    12pm - 1pm

    Hampton Inn & Suites, Woodstock

    Topic:

    Network Like A Rock Star

    Presented by:

    Christine Kriz

    Director of the Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center

    Christine’s passion is to help foster small business success and assist in the growth of Virginia’s economy.  Christine has over 25 years of business and industry experience.  Her background includes Human Resources Management with Kraft Foods.  10 years in training and program development with Lord Fairfax Community College Office of Workforce Solutions, and CEO for the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber.  She was named Virginia State 


    • 24 Mar 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Shenandoah County Chamber office, 103 S Main St, Woodstock


              

                

             

ABOUT THE CHAMBER

Your Voice for Business Success! Fostering economic growth and prosperity in our Community by promoting business through education, networking, and advocacy.

CONTACTS

director@shenandoahcountychamber.com
540-459-2542
103 South Main Street
Woodstock, VA 22664

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