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Posted: Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

BE ROOTED IN YOUR COMMUNITY is our campaign for the 2017 Membership Drive Campaign 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 2016, we had 204 members of the  Clarksville Chamber.

image005Our 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 17,000 inquiries in 2016—phone calls, emails, social media contacts (Facebook) and people walking through our door, all asking questions and needing assistance with information.

While the media continues to speculate on the future economic conditions that are ahead, let’s keep in mind that the benefits of a Chamber membership far out-weigh the cost–in most cases, the cost is less than 50¢ a day! Can you really afford to have your interest be omitted from one of the biggest community promoters of your business or organization? “Become Rooted and let’s Grow together” in 2017, along with all the other businesses, organizations and or individual that will rejoin or join this year . We are confident that you will realize the value of being part of a  network of businesses & organizations here in the heart of Lake County and the benefits it provides.

We hope you will consider being a part this great “growing” team and we really look forward to assisting you, the visitors & residents and  promoting this great community we all love so much! Join in 2017! Let us help promote your business or special interest! Join and become “rooted” 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!
Clarksville Chamber Director


 

Posted: Monday, January 11th, 2016

Join, Get plugged in & Stay Connected, is our campaign for the 2016 Membership Drive Campaign 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 2015, we had 205 members of the Clarksville Chamber.

Join today signOur 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 18,000 inquiries in 2015—phone calls, emails, social media contacts (Facebook) and people walking through our door, all asking questions and needing assistance with information.

While the media continues to speculate on the future economic conditions that are ahead, let’s keep in mind that the benefits of a Chamber membership far out-weigh the cost–in most cases, the cost is less than 50¢ a day! Can you really afford to have your interest be omitted from one of the biggest community promoters of your business or organization? Join the “Force” in 2016, and the force is you and all the other businesses, organizations and or individual that will rejoin or join this year . We are confident that you will realize the value of being part of a network of businesses & organizations here in the heart of Lake County and the benefits it provides.

We hope you will consider being a part this great “force” (team) and we really look forward to assisting you, the visitors & residents and promoting this great community we all love so much! Join in 2016, great it will be.

Let us help promote your business or special interest! Join forces with the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce- Us, working together is all the power we need to Succeed!

Stop by 105 Second Street, Clarksville or call and we will more than happy to send you a benefits packet, 434-374-2436


 

Posted: Monday, January 11th, 2016

3rd Annual Volunteer Fair! February 27th 2016

Held at the Clarksville Community Center, 103 Woodland Drive from 10 am to 2 pm and Absolutely FREE!

  • Have you ever wondered how to get involved in helping others?
  • Have you wanted to make a difference but don’t know where to start?
  • Are you sure you know all the different services and programs that are available in Clarksville and/or Mecklenburg County?

VolunteerYou are invited to attend the Volunteer Recruitment Fair to learn about volunteer opportunities that are waiting for you. Plus learn about all the different services that are being offered in your community. Come and learn more about your community and how you can make a difference in making it a better place to live.

Contact the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce online or call 434-374-2436


 

Posted: Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

2015-Volunteer-Fair-ClarksvilleHeld at the Clarksville Community Center, 103 Woodland Drive from 10am to 2pm and Absolutely FREE!

  • Have you ever wondered how to get involved in helping others?
  • Have you wanted to make a difference but don’t know where to start?
  • Are you sure you know all the different services and programs that are available in Clarksville and/or Mecklenburg County?

You are invited to attend the Volunteer Recruitment Fair to learn about volunteer opportunities that are waiting for you. Plus learn about all the different services that are being offered in your community. Come and learn more about your community and how you can make a diffeerence in making it a better place to live.

VolunteersContact the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce here or call 434-374-2436


 

Posted: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce in southern Mecklenburg County, Virginia is set to host the LOVE artwork sign at the 37th Annual Virginia Lake Festival otherwise known as LAKEFEST!

VA Love Art Clarksville

Visitors are encouraged to take a family picture in front of the artwork and share it on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers or on Twitter, using the special hashtag ‪#‎LOVEVA ‪#‎LAKEFESTVA.

The Virginia Tourism Corporation will bring an oversized LOVE artwork to Clarksville on July 17th as part of a state and local partnership to promote tourism. The artwork, which is 16 feet long and more than six feet high, is part of the Virginia is for Lovers campaign and promotes the message that love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation. Visitors can come see the LOVE when it arrives July 17th and will be on display at the pocket park on the corner of 4th & Virginia Avenue, near the sand sculpture, through July 20th.

“Our iconic Virginia is for Lovers brand is about love – pure and simple, and has been for more than 40 years,” said Rita McClenny, president and CEO of the Virginia Tourism Corporation. “We are excited to share the LOVE at locations throughout the Commonwealth where so many people can enjoy being a part of it. It reminds us that Virginia is an ideal destination for families looking to completely connect on a Virginia vacation.”

“We are thrilled to add this new highlight to the festival this year! Everyone who has been to LAKEFEST, LOVE’s it! There is so much to see and do, from the hot air balloon show, to 5k run, antique car show, amusement rides for the kids, to great entertainment, 150 arts & craft vendors, food galore & Fireworks! We want to invite everyone to our free event! Having the LOVE sign will be something new & fun and we also see it and an opportunity to promote tourism to our area.” said Sheila Cuykendall, executive director of the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce.

Tourism is an instant revenue generator for Virginia. In 2010, tourism generated $19 billion in revenue, supported 204,000 jobs and generated $1.3 billion in state and local taxes.

Love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation. Visit www.Virginia.org to learn more or call 1-800-VISITVA to request a free, Virginia is for Lovers travel guide.

Photo provided by Virginia Tourism Corporation (Virginia.org)


 

Posted: Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Governors-Bowl-Food-Fund-Drive-2012A recent study by Feeding America found that over 1,012,500 Virginians are considered “food insecure.” This represents a 54% increase since 2006. A large number of these individuals are children, senior citizens, disabled adults, and the new face of hunger – individuals who have lost their jobs and are having problems making ends meet. Summertime is typically one of the most challenging times for food banks in Virginia, especially with the number of children who are out of school and do not have access to before and after school feeding programs.

Governors-Bowl-Food-Fund-Drive-2012In response to this urgent need, Governor Bob McDonnell, The Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks are joining efforts in 2012 to create the first Chamber of Commerce Challenge Food and Fund Drive — a food and fund drive competition among all Virginia Chambers of Commerce, their member businesses, and state government offices. In this friendly competition, the Chamber or government office that raises the most pounds of food will be awarded a prestigious and highly coveted “Governor’s Bowl” in the categories of small, medium, and large for Chamber offices and a special bowl for the top government office.

During our last fiscal year,  (the Central Food Bank) distributed 513,637 pounds of grocery products through 6 partner agencies in Mecklenburg County:

  • Amazing Bibleway Church ~ Clarksville
  • Lake County Area on Aging ~ Mecklenburg
  • Holy Name Church of Jesus ~ Mecklenburg
  • Young Memorial C. O. G. I. C. ~ Mecklenburg
  • Mecklenburg Senior Citizens ~ Mecklenburg
  • SOuth Hill Breadbox Company ~ Mecklenburg

Click here to read Governor Bob McDonnel’s letter about the project

Project Dates

May 28 through July 4

Drop off Locations:

  • Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce, 105 Second St.,
  • Virginia Avenue Mall 317 Virginia Avenue
  • Dollar General Market 1013 Virginia Avenue
  • Southside Marine & Auto 916 Noblin Farm Road

Food

Canned Meats & Fish, Canned Fruits & Vegetables, Peanut Butter, Hot & Cold Cereals Pasta & Rice or,

Donate Online ( $1= 4 pounds of food )

to donate, click here and remember to select Clarksville Lake Country as your local branch.

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