Isle of Wight Chamber News

Published 8:53 pm Friday, March 2, 2018

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Chamber to host business showcase

The Isle of Wight-Smithfield-Windsor Chamber of Commerce will present a Regional Business-To-Business Showcase on Wednesday, March 14, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Smithfield Center, 220 N. Church St., Smithfield. Admission to the event is open exclusively to owners, managers and employees of businesses in the Hampton Roads region. Hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, entertainment and door prizes are included with admission, and a cash bar will be available.

Exhibit space and sponsorship packages are limited to businesses that are members of a chamber of commerce in the Hampton Roads region (Isle of Wight, Hampton Roads, Virginia Peninsula, Franklin-Southampton, Williamsburg, Surry County and Eastern Shore chambers of commerce.)

Exhibitors, sponsors and invited guests are welcome to enter the exhibit hall at 3 p.m. for an engaging business presentation by Zack Miller, founder of Hatch.

For more information about exhibiting, sponsoring or attending the Regional Business-To-Business Showcase, contact the chamber office at 357-3502, or via email at Information and online registration is available at

Prospective & Small Business Consultations

The Isle of Wight-Smithfield-Windsor Chamber of Commerce is accepting reservations for prospective and small business owners to meet with a consultant from the Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads. To schedule a free appointment, call 357-3502 or email Other dates for the year: March 15; April 19; May 17; June 21; July 19; Aug. 23; Sept. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 15; and Dec. 20.

Mark your calendar for Post-Legislative Session Breakfast

Paid registrations and student sponsorships from the cancelled Pre-Legislative Breakfast on Jan. 4 will be honored at this event.

The chamber’s Richard J. Holland Post-Legislative Session Breakfast Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, at 8 a.m., in the Smithfield Center. It is sponsored by Farmers Bank, Smithfield Foods and the Town of Smithfield.

The Post-Session Legislative Breakfast Forum is a valuable opportunity to engage with the county’s legislative delegation on issues facing the Commonwealth and Isle of Wight County. Bring your concerns and priorities to a lively question and answer session.

The Post-Legislative Breakfast is also a great opportunity for our local high school students to engage with elected leaders; please consider sponsoring a student today. Contact the chamber at 357-3502 or for more information.

Applications now accepted for Foundation scholarships

Online applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Isle of Wight Community Foundation Scholarships.

The Isle of Wight Community Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation created in 2013 for charitable and educational purposes.

Contributions made to the Community Foundation are tax-deductible.

Scholarships are funded from proceeds generated at “Flavors of Isle of Wight,” a food sampling event in the Smithfield Center.

For more information about how you can contribute to the Isle of Wight Community Foundation or how the Foundation can help address a need in our community, contact us by telephone at 357-3502 or via e-mail at

Member News

Building for the Future Gala: The Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation Board will host its third annual fundraiser on Saturday, March 24. The event gets underway at 5:30 p.m., in the college’s Regional Workforce Development Center. Proceeds will be used for the following to support upgrades and expansions that will benefit students. For information or tickets, call Dr. Renee Felts at 569-6760.