December | December 3rd, 2020
Can you believe we're already in December?? We are thrilled to see our town continue to thrive despite the challenges this year has brought, and we're honored for the part we get to play in the success of our local area businesses.

The Altavista Chamber has a lot to celebrate this month - from new chamber members to exciting business milestones and festive holiday events. Check out what's new!
BIG Milestones = BIG Celebrations!
Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Cyclin' Nutz!
"It has been an exciting year with the challenges of Covid19. We are pleased to say that sales have been better than expected and I was able to expand my business. I now carry Kayaks and bicycles as well as accessories and Mace. We would like to thank everyone that has purchased from us this year and look forward to being able to help more in the years coming."

-Robert Pate, Owner of Cyclin' Nutz    

Stop by and say hello at
508 Pittsylvania Ave in Altavista or find Cyclin' Nutz on Facebook!
Cheers to 30 years for Bittersweet, Inc!
This year Bittersweet, Inc. is celebrating its 30th Anniversary at its original location, 1666 Wards Road, just north of Altavista. It was organized by eight area artists who wanted a location to market their work. The founding members were: Barbara Miluszusky, Beth Arnn, Lyndia Goodwin, Arlene Thomas, Melissa Miano, Julie Fellers, Betty Gilliam and Bernice Johnson.

Over the years, Bittersweet has expanded by offering a varied selection of art, furniture, tools, plants, jewelry, pottery, porcelain painting, clothing, china, glassware, photography, floral creations, lamps, every day and holiday decorations and Virginia handmade outdoor Adirondack furniture. Bittersweet combines the patina of the past (antique and vintage) with the zest (new and traditional) of the present, which include handmade and repurposed treasures and gifts. 

Since they are considered a co-op, they each own a part of the business, and all take pride in their neat and tasteful display of the merchandise. Bittersweet is known for quality, value, selection and interesting finds within a comfortable price range and pleasant atmosphere.

Arlene Thomas is the only active original member and is currently serving as President. Two long time members are Carolyn Hall, Vice President and Shirley McKeel, Secretary. Darnell Bennett is Treasurer and Deborah Silva is a board member. Newest associates are Nita Reynolds, a porcelain painting artist from Rustburg, VA and Gloria Howard a clay potter from Forest, VA

Bittersweet, Inc.
1666 Wards Road Altavista, VA 24517 

Open Monday-Saturday 10 am-4 pm Sunday 1-5 pm

You can join Bittersweet Inc for an anniversary ribbon cutting on
´╗┐Monday December 14th at 10am!

Join us in welcoming two new Chamber members!
´╗┐Clearvu Accounting
Michele Boice built Clearvu Accounting with her customers in mind because she wanted to work with, get to know them, truly understand all aspects of their lives and business in order to serve them the best that she can regarding their taxes and business planning.

Her specialty areas are in construction and nonprofit businesses and her work has been completed virtually since 2007. She's working on an exciting rebrand for her website that we'll be sure to share with you in the new year!

You can reach Michele via email at or by phone at 518.947.9747
The Vintage Rose Antique Shop
The Vintage Rose is a unique vintage and antique shop set in an 18th century tavern. The Vintage Rose recently joined the Chamber of Commerce and is a participant in this year's Shop Altavista holiday shopping event!

Stop by at at 20 Batteau Rd in Altavista, reach them by phone at (772) 708-1560.

P.S. Check out The Vintage Rose on Facebook for a flash sale at 8pm on Friday 12/4 ;)
A HUGE Thank You to this year's Shop Altavista sponsors! (formerly Shop Small Saturday)

Small Business Saturday lasts all week long in Altavista, and we couldn't have done it without our incredible sponsors. Thank you to the following businesses for participating in this year's week-long event:
Mad Biddy's
Cyclin' Nutz
Woodlane Antiques & Crafts
The General Store & Inn
Bittersweet Inc.
Pretty Please on Broad
River Valley Resources
Claire Parker Foundation
The Vintage Rose
The Portrait Place
Blum Skincare
Main Street Shops
Altavista on Track at Broad & Main
Any Altavista Restaurant
Village Barber Shop
Sweet Spot Bakery!
Enjoy an Old Fashioned Christmas
Reverse Christmas Parade
December 5, 2020
We are thrilled to present the FIRST EVER Reverse Christmas Parade on December 5th from 6-8 pm at English Park. The floats and participants will be stationary around English Park and the vehicles will drive around the Park - RAIN OR SHINE EVENT!!

We'd love to see you there!
Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for a fun holiday event starting on December 10th!