Isle of Wight Chamber News

Published 8:19 pm Friday, March 23, 2018

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Get your business on the Chamber’s street map

Help visitors find your business on the Chamber’s new printed Street Map, featuring downtown Smithfield and complete street maps of Smithfield, Windsor and Isle of Wight County. The map will reach thousands of visitors and residents to our area. Advertisers will be shown on the map, as well as in their display ad.

The street map will be produced locally by the chamber of commerce and distributed beginning this fall to visitors at the Chamber’s Information Center and the Tourism Welcome Center, The map will also be accessible online for viewing or download at the Chamber’s high-traffic website (


Business workshop: ‘Everyone Communicates, Few Connect’

The chamber will present a workshop on business marketing communication, led by Jeff Byrd of the John Maxwell Team. This will be on Thursday, April 19. from 9 to 11 a.m., in the Luter Family YMCA, 259 James St., Smithfield.

Learn how to identify with people and relate to others in a way that increases your influence with them. To be a successful leader, you need to learn to communicate in a way that connects with others.

The workshop is free for chamber members, $10 for non-members. Call 357-3502 or email for details or to register.


Historic Garden Week guidebooks available

Historic Garden Week guidebooks are now available at the chamber of commerce offices, 100 Main St., Smithfield. Come by now and get your copy for the events taking place April 21-28. Quantities are limited.

Sorry we cannot mail them to you, but you can find out more about HGW 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 (all on Thursday:) April 19; May 17; June 21; July 19; Aug. 23; Sept. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 15; and Dec. 20.


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.