We know the last couple of years have been challenging and you continue to do the best with your business. Together, the Isle of Wight Economic Development Department and the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce want to show our gratitude and bring our annual Business Appreciation event to a location near you! Local leadership and officials will be there to greet you with tokens of appreciation, refreshments, and a chance to win $500!* Take a few minutes to come to the Pop-Up Party location closest to you to pick up your swag bag, some tasty snacks, and an entry card for the grand prize drawing! If you have more time, we would love to get your photo in our "pop-up" photo booth!

Please let us know you are coming!

Pop-Up Party Locations & Dates
All events are 8:00 a.m. to Noon
(pick the location closest to you!)

Carrollton - AmeriCare Plus
Monday, May 2nd

Smithfield - Coffee Cube
Monday, May 9th

Southern Isle of Wight - Quality Aire Co.
Monday, May 16th

Windsor - Windsor Town Center
Monday, May 23rd

*Grand Prize Entry – Each of the four Business Appreciation Pop-Up Party locations will feature a $500 Grand Prize. In order to be eligible for entry, businesses must be located in Isle of Wight County, the Town of Smithfield or the Town of Windsor. Businesses MUST attend a Pop-Up Party to be eligible to enter and may only enter the drawing at one Pop-Up Party location.
Riverside Smithfield Hospital Approved!

On March 18, 2022, The Virginia Department of Health announced its approval of Riverside Health System's application to build a full-service general acute care hospital in Isle of Wight County. The 50-bed facility, to be located near Route 10/Benns Church Boulevard and Route 258/Brewers Neck Boulevard, will include four operating rooms, an emergency department, a labor and delivery department with six obstetrics beds and level 1 neonatal nursery and other diagnostic, procedural and physician services. The hospital will employ hundreds of professional and support staff. MORE
54 Beans Celebrates One-Year Anniversary with Ribbon Cutting

The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce and Retail Alliance hosted a ribbon cutting on Friday, March 18, 2022, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of 54 Beans Espresso Bar & Cafe at Eagle Harbor Shopping Center. 54 Beans is a contemporary coffee café with an atmosphere designed to encourage and inspire people.
Something Special Thrift Shop Celebrates Opening

The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 to celebrate the opening of Something Special Thrift Shop at 302 Main Street in Smithfield. Something Special is an outreach of Hands & Hearts, a non-profit for adults with intellectual and other disabilities. This small but mighty shop gives these folks the opportunity to work and interact with the community.
New Business Licenses - March 2022
New Business Highlights

See the full list of new March business licenses:
PDF Format (.pdf) or Excel Format (.xlsx)

We extend a warm welcome to all of our new businesses.
Thank you for putting down roots to grow in Isle of Wight County!
The Hampton Roads Workforce Council recently launched the Let’s Go to Work campaign to encourage job seekers to rejoin the workforce during a critical time in which job vacancies are on the rise. The campaign will elevate job vacancies in high-demand industries in Hampton Roads (hospitality, IT, manufacturing, ship repair, and construction) and connect job seekers and employers through the programs and services offered through the Workforce Council, such as the Virginia Career Works, Veterans Employment Centers and NextGen. MORE
Old Dominion University's Veteran Business Outreach Center will host a FREE Small Business Resource Day with major business resources under one roof including: SBA, SCORE, Women's Business Center, lenders, attorneys, CPA's and Accountants and more! Small Business Training Breakout Sessions will also be offered on the following topics:

  • Government Contracting
  • Franchising
  • Small Business Insurance
  • Financing
  • Understanding the Economics of Your Business
  • Small Business Marketing

Free Business Consulting

Do you need help with a business idea, writing a business plan, marketing or maximizing profit? Jim Carroll, Executive Director of the Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is available to share his expertise with Isle of Wight County business owners by appointment via Zoom.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Request your free, confidential appointment now by calling the Isle of Wight Chamber at 757-357-3502 or email

See the Economic Development calendar of events for additional consulting dates and information on additional business workshops that may be of interest.

Take a tour, buy some locally grown fresh produce and learn more about where your food comes from!  Get lost in a pumpkin maze, bump along on a hay ride, touch the soft wool of an alpaca, or simply enjoy the natural beauty of the rural setting. The farms of Isle of Wight County welcome visitors and shoppers alike. 

Click HERE for our 2022 brochure or watch the video for a quick preview!
18403 Cypress Crossing - Retail Property for Lease

New 14-acre retail development with outparcels at the intersection of Route 10 and Benns Church Blvd. in Smithfield. Numerous new residential neighborhoods in the area in various stages of completion. Area retailers include Kroger, Food Lion, Roses, Tractor Supply, Dollar Tree and more.

For more information, contact Karen Mikulski, Debra Ramey or Debbie Mauro with
The Shopping Center Group, 757-722-2500.

Search the County's available properties database for more commercial or industrial properties.
Isle of Wight Economic Development
Promotes Available Properties

Do you have a retail, office or industrial property available for lease or sale? Are you a Realtor or "for sale by owner" looking for a little more exposure? Isle of Wight Economic Development will list your property on our website, feature your property in our newsletter and on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages. This is a FREE service - we just need the property details.

Contact Kristi Sutphin at 757-365-6249 or