Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Stuart, Virginia

Chamber News - 2024

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Remembering Juneteenth

June 16, 2024

June 19th — also known as Juneteenth, or the nation’s second Independence Day — commemorates the end of slavery in the nation.

Free Little Library Installed on Mayo River Rail Trail

June 6, 2024

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce in corporation with Patrick County Parks & Recreation installed a Free Little Library by the kiosk at the Mayo River Rail Trail parking lot. This lending library is available to the public to take a book and leave book. The river is a great place to sit and read for a bit. . . . read more

Now Taking Fall 2024 Patrick County Magazine Ads

June 6, 2024

Our Spring 2024 Patrick County Magazine is flying off the shelves. We hope you are enjoying the articles. We are busy working on Fall 2024 and are now taking ad reservations for the edition. Don't delay and secure your ad spot today.

Deadline for reservation is July 1st, 2024. . . . read more

Remembering Memorial Day

May 22, 2024

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce remembering Memorial Day, “Enjoy your holiday, make it a safe and enjoyable one, but please remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.”

Patrick County Chamber of Commerce to host Business After Hours

May 21, 2024

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, June 6th. Location: The Gerald L. Baliles and Richard S. Reynolds, Sr., Learning Center, Patrick & Henry Community College, 221 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA. Join us at Business After Hours and learn more about the programs offered at Patrick and Henry Community College's Patrick County site.

May is Business Appreciation Month!

May 20, 2024

THANK YOU to all the businesses who call Patrick County Home! Celebrating Business Appreciation Month! Join the Chamber at our local coffee shops for asking questions, resources and networking on Monday, May 20th at Primitive Coffee (Meadows of Dan), Tuesday, May 21st at Uptown Stagecoach (Stuart), Thursday, May 23rd at Boyd's (Ararat), and Friday, May 24th at Crossroads (Woolwine).

Ribbon Cutting for Sweet Water Trading Company LLC

May 10, 2024

A ribbon cutting hosted by the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce was held on Friday May 10 for new business, Sweet Water Trading Company LLC. This new retail store is located at 334 Patrick Avenue in downtown Stuart. This store is purveyors of gemstones, minerals and natural arts (handmade and handcrafted arts from the earth).They also have a selection of tapestries, wood &stone carvings, pottery . . . read more

Show Mom Some Love this Mother's Day!

May 9, 2024

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce would like to wish all "Mother's" a very Happy Mother's Day! There are lots of events, dinners and more for you to enjoy!

MRW Ethic Certification Training Program

May 9, 2024

MRW Ethic Certification Training Program will be held at P&HCC - Patrick County Site. Thanks to a grant from the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV). Training is free for employers and workforce partners. Pre-Registration Required: 276-656-5483. . . . read more

Thank you to everyone who participated in Pick-Up Patrick

May 7, 2024

A sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated in Pick-Up Patrick. Winners Announced: Meadows of Dan Ruritans, Woods Cold Storage, Ararat Ruritans, Stuart Ruritans, Caring Hearts Free Clinic, Dan River Park, Hall Hammerheads Baseball 9U Team, Pickle & Ash, Blue Ridge Ozone Baseball, and Woolwine Ruritans

The West Piedmont Planning District Commission Released Comprehensive Housing Study

April 11, 2024

The West Piedmont Planning District Commission (WPPDC) is pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive housing study conducted in collaboration with the Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech (VCHR) and HousingForward Virginia (HFV). This study aims to address housing challenges and develop sustainable housing solutions for the region.

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Opening a Business or Wanting to Open a Business in Patrick County

April 4, 2024

Have you ever thought about starting your own business but need a checklist to get you going? Patrick County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Longwood Small Business Development Center invites local entrepreneurs to an informational session on Tuesday, April 23rd starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Patrick & Henry Community College - Stuart Site. . . . read more

From Learning to Earning: A Road Map to Work-Based Learning for Businesses & Community Partners

April 4, 2024

Learn from local, regional and state representatives as they share information and resources for businesses and community partners to create and expand work-based learning opportunities within individual businesses. April 29th, 10:30 am - 12 pm.

Location: Patrick & Henry Community College, Stuart Site - Community Room.



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SilverLining Design wins Silver ADDY Award

April 4, 2024

Roanoke, VA - SilverLining Design was recognized on March 2nd at the Western Virginia American Advertising Awards, winning a Silver ADDY Award in the Print Advertising category for their design of Patrick County Tourism's advertisement in the 2023 Virginia Travel Guide. . . . read more

Report from Patrick County Economic Summit

April 2, 2024

The Patrick County Economic Summit was held on February 28, 2024, hosted by the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce and Reynolds Homestead. The Virginia Tech Center for Economic and Community Engagement was contracted to provide facilitation and surveying to gain a better understanding of local business needs and challenges. This event hosted businesses with twenty-five or more employees. Pre and p . . . read more

2024 Pick-Up Patrick Contest

April 2, 2024

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Patrick County Greenteam, Patrick County Tourism and EMI Security is pleased to announce the return of Pick-Up Patrick. This countywide initiative is to encourage individuals, schools, clubs and organizations to help clean up their community by cleaning up the roadsides and waterways. . . . read more

Patrick County was selected for Appalachian Gateway Communities Initiative

March 28, 2024

Congratulations to the seven community teams selected for Appalachian Gateway Communities Initiative (AGCI) 2024! . . . read more

Grant for Small Businesses

March 28, 2024

In partnership with American Express, the Backing Small Businesses grant program supports economically vulnerable and under-resourced small businesses with community reach and/or cultural significance. This year, eligible small business owners can apply for $10,000 grants for projects that grow or improve their businesses. . . . read more

Ribbon Cutting for CPB Behavioral Therapy and Advocacy, LLC Expansion

March 21, 2024

Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting for CPB Behavioral Therapy and Advocacy, LLC on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 12:30 PM. Location: 135 North Main Street, Stuart, VA. Come help us celebrate the expansion of CPB Behavioral Therapy and Advocacy, LLC.

Business After Hours at the Historic Star Theatre

March 7, 2024

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with One Family Productions is pleased to announce the first Business After Hours of 2024 at The Star Theatre on Thursday, March 7, 5pm to 7pm. . . . read more

Annual Tourism Summit slated for April 8th

March 7, 2024

The Office of Tourism will be hosting our Annual Tourism Summit on April 8th at the Fayerdale Hall, located at Fairy Stone State Park. We invite everyone in the tourism field to come out and learn about tourism and its impact on our community. Registration begins at 9:30am and the Summit will run from 10:00am until 2:30pm. Lunch will be provided!

Please RSVP by March 27th to reserve your seat.

Daylight Savings Time March 10th at 2:00 AM

March 7, 2024

Don't forget to set your clocks one hour forward - "Spring Forward"

Comprehensive Community Survey

February 15, 2024

Community Survey


Patrick County is excited to announce the launch of a comprehensive community survey aimed at gathering valuable insights from residents to guide future decisions. This initiative reflects the county's commitment to ensuring that the voices of its population are heard.

This survey covers a wide range of local government topics. Residents are encouraged to participate. . . . read more

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