Archive for ◊ 2018 ◊

Posted: Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

“ANCHOR IN” with the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce & community in 2018!

Clarksville Chamber MembershipANCHORED is our campaign motto for the 2018 Membership Drive here at the Clarksville Lake County Chamber of Commerce. Every January we send out well over 300 membership packet applications to partner with area businesses & organizations. In 2017, we had 213 members of the Clarksville Chamber.

Our primary purpose of this Chamber is to our members. Members are “preferred” businesses because they make the commitment to the purposes of the Chamber – to promote civic, economic, and area enterprises. Chamber members promote job readiness for youth, efficient public services, a positive business climate and solid customer service. This Chamber refers only investing members’ information throughout the year. We make thousands of referrals yearly via telephone, email and person-to-person, In our office alone, we handled more than 16,000 inquiries in 2017—phone calls, emails, social media contacts (Facebook) and people walking through our door, all asking questions and needing assistance with information.

We have accomplished so much this past year, and not without the help of our members! In 2017 we held 12 events: Wine Festival, Big Lake Flea Market, Lake Festival, Harvest Days & Oktoberfest, Trick or Treat the Avenue, Estate Planning Seminar, Lamppost Decorating Contest, Holiday Open House, Christmas Parade, and our Christmas Social. We had 10 “Business After Hours” events, 5 ribbon cuttings, and our involvement and support of the 4th of July Parade, Cruise-ins & new LAKE LIFE LIVE concert series.

Not only does the Chamber organize, host and help at events, much time is spent providing the community with weekly news, bi-monthly newsletters, marketing efforts on Facebook (nearly 7500 followers) & Twitter, and recruiting new members. The Chamber also assists visitors, promotes the coupon and Chamber Bucks programs, and continues to maintain the LOVE sign.

With the support of our members we are also able to continue streaming live videos of our beautiful downtown & Lake Views from three webcams.

Next year, we hope to accomplish even more, and hope that you know we could not do it without our members! Please join our organization for another successful year by renewing your membership. We hope you will consider being a part this great “sailing” (team) and we really look forward to assisting you, the visitors & residents and promoting this great community we all love so much! Join in 2018!

Let us help promote your business or special interest! Join and become “anchored” with the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce- working & growing together is all the power we need to Succeed!

Thank you, in advance, for supporting your Chamber and your community!


 

Posted: Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Clarksville-Farmers-MarketIt’s official! The Chamber of Commerce in Clarksville, VA is starting a new Farmers Market called “Clarksville Farm Fresh Marketplace”. Based on responses to a prior email sent to many farmers and producers in the area, we feel as though we have enough interest to move forward. This is exciting news for us, and we hope it is for you as well.

Market Details

  • The Clarksville Farm Fresh Marketplace will take place on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9 am -2 pm.
  • It will begin on April 28, 2018 and end on October 27, 2018.
  • We are currently seeking local products such as: vegetables, fruits, herbs, meat & seafood, eggs, jams & jellies, baked goods, honey, plants & flowers, nuts & seeds, cheese & milk, other agricultural products, etc.
  • The location will be in downtown Clarksville, VA, but the specific location depends on the number of vendors.

We are strongly committed to bring fresh local products: every item you see at the market will produced by the people selling it, and it all comes from no more than 100 miles away.

We are looking for local Virginia farmers and artisans. Eligible members must reside and produce items to be sold within a 100-mile radius of Clarksville.

According to the Virginia Cooperative Extension reported that, “Southern Virginia households spending is 15% of their weekly food budget on locally grown food products would generate $90 million in new farm income for the region.”

When you shop at your neighborhood farmers market, not only are you appeasing your taste buds, but you’re giving your community an economic boost. Ever dollar counts to our local farmers & artisans.

Download our Rules & Application Sheet here or Contact the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber for more information and. 434-374-2436


 

Posted: Sunday, January 14th, 2018
2017 Lakefest Logo

Last Year’s Lakefest Logo

The 41st Lakefest committee is calling out to all local artist to create the next LAKEFEST LOGO for 2018, which could net you an extra $250 in your pocket?

Consider putting your talents to work for the 2018 Virginia Lake Festival (Lakefest) and become the winner of the reward. The Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce encourages area artists to enter the winning logo design for the 41st Lakefest that is scheduled for July 19-21, 2018. In addition to the cash reward, the winning artist will have their design featured on the official 2018 Lakefest t-shirts and on brochures, flyers and other media promotions of the three-day event, plus be promoted in area newspapers for their accomplishment.

Those wanting to enter the contest may download an entry form, pick up an entry form at the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce, 105 Second Street, or pick one up at the Virginia Avenue Mall or call the Chamber and one will be mailed to you. For artwork designs to be considered in the judging, original and signed entries must be delivered to the Clarksville Chamber Office or submitted by mail to the Lake Festival Committee, P.O. Box 1017, Clarksville, VA, 23927, no later than March 12th, 2018. For more information call the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce at (434) 374-2436 or contact us.