Isle of Wight Chamber News

Published 3:03 pm Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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Fishing Tournament: The Kiwanis Club of Smithfield will host the 32nd annual event on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Smithfield Station Marina.

A Captain’s meeting takes place on Friday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m., behind the Pagan River Wine Merchants.

On Saturday, the lines go in the water at sunrise. Scales open at noon and any catches must be at the dock by 4 p.m. Food will be available from noon to 6 p.m. An awards program is at 5 p.m.

Entry fee is $100 per board for up to four anglers; $25 for each additional angler.

Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis of Smithfield Children’s Fund.

For details, call Ron Pack at 620-9000 or


Lunch and Learn with Jeff Byrd: Come join us on Tuesday, Sept. 25, for the first Chamber workshop of fall 2018. We kick it off with guest speaker, Jeff Byrd, who will talk about “Motivation in the Workplace.” Jeff is a certified speaker, trainer and coach with The John Maxwell Team. You will enjoy a provided lunch coupled with learning new skills on how to create and maintain motivation in your workplace using the S-U-C-C-E-S-S Method.

This will begin at 11 a.m. in AmeriCare Plus, 13478 Carrollton Blvd. Cost is $20 for Chamber members; $40 for non-members. Program ends at 12:30 p.m.

Register at


Annual Meeting and Awards Reception: The Chamber will host this event on Tuesday, Oct. 9, starting at 4 p.m. in the Cedar Point Country Club, Suffolk. Program ends at 6 p.m. “Feathers and Fedoras” will be the theme. Get your tickets NOW for our Annual Meeting and Awards Reception…Feathers and Fedoras! We’ve got a “dapper” theme, fresh tunes, and there will even be a little “foot juice”… let’s “roar” into 2019 in style!

We will also be presenting awards for: Entrepreneur of the Year, Teacher of the Year, and Citizen of the Year!

Tickets are $40 for Chamber members/$45 for non-members.

Submit your nominations for Entrepreneur of the Year & Citizen of the Year to: Register at


For more information on these or other activities, contact the Chamber at 357-3502. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The lobby open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.