Monday, August 8, 2022

Chamber Insights: May 2022

This April, the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce was committed to legislative advocacy for its members and creating opportunities for professional connection.

On April 19th, the Chamber hosted the Post-Session Legislative Forum at the Williamsburg Regional Library. The Forum featured Senator Tommy Norment, Senator Mamie Locke, Senator Monty Mason, Delegate Mike Mullin, Delegate Amanda Batten, and Delegate A.C. Cordoza.

The Forum covered topics relevant to the Greater Williamsburg business community and the Chamber’s 2022 Legislative Priorities. Thank you to Principle Advance Government Relations Group for sponsoring the event.

Looking to the month of May, there will be several opportunities for local businesses and professionals to get connected.

The next Business After Hours will take place on Thursday, May 26 at 5 PM. The event will be hosted by Jamestowne Professional Park.

Join us for an evening of networking, live music from the band Identity Crisis, beverages from Billsburg Brewery and the Williamsburg Winery, and food from the Old Chickahominy House. Tickets are $15 for members of the Chamber or $20 for prospective members and all attendees at the door. All attendees will receive two drink tickets. Register here to attend.

The ASPIRE Young Professionals are hosting a free Investing 101 workshop on Wednesday, May 18th at 9 AM. Young professionals of the Chamber ages 21 to 39 are invited to attend at the Stryker Center to learn about the basics of retirement investments, the stock market, and more. Register here to attend.

Additionally, the Chamber looks forward to its 2022 Annual Meeting and Business Awards on June 9th from 4 PM to 6 PM. The event will take place at Ford’s Colony Country Club, and we look forward to celebrating the past year, thanking our outgoing Board members, and passing the gavel to the incoming Chair. We will also recognize several individuals and local businesses with our Business Awards, including Small Business of the Year, Early-Stage Business of the Year, Home Based Business of the Year, Membership Star of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, and Health Promotor of the Year. Become a sponsor or register online to attend.

Join us in welcoming the following to the Chamber family:

Allgood Business Services – Allgood Business Services provides bookkeeping, payroll processing, and administrative support to small businesses. Connect with Christine and Mark Allgood today to learn more about their team.

CoverHound – Compare insurance rates with confidence, and purchase with ease. CoverHound offers business and personal insurance to meet your coverage needs. Buy online or speak to a licensed advisor to begin coverage within 24 hours. From general liability and commercial auto to workers compensation and cyber insurance, contact CoverHound today for quotes.

Make ‘ur Merch & MAXIMUM Create! – Located on Lightfood Road in Suite E, Make ‘ur Merch & MAXIMUM Create! offers creative small business owners and makers the opportunity to make and sell their products in a high traffic retail location without the rick of high overhead costs. In addition, business overs will have access to a business support system, business education, and networking opportunities.

New Zion Baptist Church – New Zion Baptist Church is located at 3991 Longhill Road in Williamsburg. This church family seeks to be used by God so that lives are transformed through the power of Jesus Christ. Their aim is to love God, love others, and serve humanity.

Paul S. Ward P.C. – Located off Jamestown Road, Paul S. Ward, P.C. is a certified elder law attorney, tax attorney, and certified public accountant. When you enter the law office of Paul S. Ward, you will deal directly with your lawyer. From initial business formation to business succession planning, Paul S. Ward will help you protect your assets and meet your business’s needs.

R & J Services – Owned by Richard LaBianco, R & J Services offers janitorial and maintenance services for both commercial and residential clients. Contact R & J Services today for a quote.

Sue Langston-Ames, Liz Moore & Associates – Sue Langston-Ames is a Realtor with Liz Moore & Associates in Williamsburg. Committed to excellence and professionalism, Sue sets the bar at providing only the highest level of real estate service. Sue’s mission is to operate with honesty and integrity and to have the clients’ best interests at heart. Sue is focused on being an invaluable advisor to the client so they can make the best decisions when selling or investing.

The Wagsters Magic Theater – Husband and wife team Brandon and Hannah Wagster are proud to present Virginia’s premier venue dedicated to the art of magic and illusion. Located in Williamsburg, The Wagsters Magic Theater offers 65 seats and the best lighting, sound, and video to engage you in a unique theatrical event.

To learn more about the Chamber, or to join as an individual or business, contact Vanessa Johnson, Membership Coordinator.

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