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CHAMBER NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS


 

Gordmans Brand Bash Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

 
 

Spring Bowling Event

 
 

Small Business Committee Business I.Q. Event

Join us at On Cue Sports Bar & Grill for a Business I.Q. & Networking Event on Thursday, February 13th beginning at 10:45 a.m.

The Chamber’s Small Business Committee invites you for networking and viewing of the webinar “Mastering Control of Your Cash Flow”. This webinar was featured at the 2019 National Small Business Week Virtual Conference.   Details and RSVP here.

 
 

January Business After Hours

January Business After Hours
Hosted by: TownePlace Suites
Where: 5 Caroline Drive, Front Royal
When: Tuesday, January 28th, 5:30 p.m.

TownePlace Suites, Front Royal’s newest hotel features 84 rooms and is conveniently located off of 522 North. TownePlace is one of Front Royal’s newest chamber members having a Grand Opened in August 2019. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, generous exercise space, onsite guest laundry, and outdoor patio featuring a firepit and Weber Grill station. In addition to these guest amenities, each guest room boasts a complete kitchen setup with full size fridge, stove top, dishwasher and counter and cabinet space. Hotel guests can enjoy a hot breakfast every morning and are treated to a small but well stocked marketplace that features a local cider. The team at TownePlace is equipped to assist the everyday traveler, but specializes in those needing an extend stay..

Join us on January 28th for an up close look at our newest hotel and tour of a hotel room. Light refreshments and great networking provided. RSVP here.

Business After Hours offer attendees a relaxed but purposeful networking atmosphere, capped off with some great drawings and giveaways. Spend some time catching up with friends, making new business contacts, enjoying refreshments and of course NETWORKING! Business After Hours is the Chamber’s longest running and most popular networking event.

 
 

Get Involved in 2020!

2020 Committee Opportunities include:
Education Committee advocates and assists members in supporting a K through life philosophy of education by providing opportunities for education/business partnerships, providing education information to members and the community through forums, workshops, and social media, and hosting or facilitating events to include: New Teacher Reception, Ethics Workshop and Leadership Front Royal-Warren County.  Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Chamber office.  Chair:  Jeff Hinson, Rappahannock Electric.

Event Committees promote the community and the Chamber through events focused on fundraising, community development and promotion, and/or professional development.  These include:

  • Annual Dinner & Awards (Seasonal meetings February-June)
  • Bowling Tournament (Seasonal meetings January-March & August-October)
  • Christmas Parade & Celebration (Seasonal Meetings July-December)
  • Millionaire Maker Golf Event (Seasonal meetings January-May)
  • River & Brews Festival (Seasonal meetings March-September)
  • Vows in the Valley Bridal Show (Seasonal meetings TBD)
  • Wine & Craft Festival (Seasonal meetings September-May)

Legislative Committee works to promote and enhance the business climate by assuming a proactive role on local, state, and national issues by organizing Candidates Forums, Legislative and Community Government forums, and monitors legislation for issues affecting our membership.  Meets quarterly.

Small Business Committee seeks to facilitate the prosperity and community engagement of local small businesses through education, networking opportunities, and enhanced business resources.  Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the Chamber office.  Chair:  Bryon Biggs, Edward Jones.

Why join a committee?  Committees are a great way to grow your network, engage with the community, and make a difference.  Committee participation is free and open to all Chamber members and their employees.  Not sure which committee might be the right fit for you?  Call the Chamber at 540.635.3185 or drop by and we’ll be happy to discuss your options.  Want to join a committee?  Send an email to nfoster@frontroyalchamber.com to be added to the committee email list.

Pictured above:  Leadership FR-WC Participants touring the Dominion Energy Warren County Power Station

 
 

Happy New Year!! We’d like to extend a huge thank you to our members, sponsors, and the community for making 2019 a great year for the Chamber. We look forward to a prosperous, impactful 2020 for everyone!

 
 

CBM Mortgage to host December Business After Hours

LET’S TACO’BOUT OUR WONDERFUL YEAR! Come out for a fun night of networking and enjoy great company on Tuesday, December 17th, 5:30 pm!  Join us for terrific food, fun and networking at CBM Mortgage, 912 Hometown Way, Front Royal, VA 22630.

As we do each year we’ll be accepting donations for the Warren County Department of Social Services Foster Care Program.

RSVP here.

 
 

Front Royal Christmas Fest & Parade

What’s not to LOVE about Christmas???  Join us for Holiday fun in Downtown Front Royal on Saturday December 7th for the Front Royal Christmas Fest and Parade.  Festivities include entertainment at the gazebo, vendors and artisans in the gazebo parking lot, a community SNOW BALL fight at 1 p.m., and the parade at 4 p.m.

Come early and shop downtown and stay late to have dinner!

 
 

Small Business Saturday, Love Letters & Christmas Tree Lighting

Join us for Small Business Saturday festivities on Saturday, November 30th!

We’ll be distributing Shop Small bags filled with goodies for local small businesses leading up to Small Business Saturday.

There will be carolers from Valley Chorale of Front Royal downtown filling the air with delightful Christmas tunes.

There will be an unveiling of Front Royal IBA (Independent Business Alliance) Love Letters at 5 p.m. at the Gazebo followed by the official lighting of the Town Christmas Tree and Main Street lights at 5:15 p.m.

Image by Scott Turnmeyer (prints and other gift items with this image available at Turnmeyer Galleries.)

 
 

Small Business Saturday 2019 is almost here!

The Chamber’s Small Business Committee is working to plan activities to celebrate our local small businesses during Small Business Saturday on November 30th and we NEED your help!  The committee will once again be distributing Shop Small totes filled with coupons and other items from local small businesses and there is still time for you to be featured in the bags.  Drop your coupons and/or promotional items off at the Chamber office by Wednesday, November 20th at noon.  Get in on the fun of Small Business Saturday and plan an activity or sale at your business.  Let Niki know what your plans are at nfoster@frontroyalchamber.com or 540-635-3185 so we can help promote you!