Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Holds
Annual General Membership Meeting

Chincoteague, VA—February 5, 2021: The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual General Membership Meeting on February 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. With respect to continued concerns for everyone’s safety, the meeting will be held via Zoom and is open to chamber members only. Due to limited Zoom meeting capacity, please RSVP to by February 23rd with the email address you would like the meeting invite sent to. We request only one email per business to ensure adequate space for all businesses who wish to participate. An email will be sent via Constant Contact on February 24th containing meeting login information.

A slate of five nominees has been selected to fulfill 5 seats with expiring terms on the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, which consists of eleven members from various industry sectors. Current chamber board members Chris Bott, Jimmy Vasiliou, and Elaine Stitcher have expressed a desire to remain on the board for another three-year term. Rebecca Hudson and Kate Moot have been nominated to replace Benjy Holloway and Ernest Dale Holston who will be leaving the board. Mr. Holloway has served since 2015 (President since 2018) and Mr. Holston since 2006. The chamber thanks them for their service to the community over those years.
Our guest speaker will be Bryan Rush, Director of Emergency Services & Emergency Management Coordinator for the Town of Chincoteague. Mr. Rush will update the audience on the status of the Coronavirus and the Town’s response. He will also introduce a series of Business Resiliency workshops hosted by the Chamber slated to begin in March designed to help area businesses develop or update business resiliency plans with information gained over the past year in order to be more prepared for the next occurrence that could disrupt current business models.

Mr. Matthew Clay, CEO of Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc. and Mr. John Peterman, President of Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital will discuss the COVID19 vaccine, local agency availability and the process for implementation. This will be a great opportunity to have questions answered by the professionals.

The Chamber 2020 Annual Report is available at It offers an overview of strategic action plan items, COVID-19 response, media placement, marketing efforts, and chamber efforts to strengthen the business community through difficult times and adverse conditions.

Reply soon to secure your spot to this informative meeting and meet the new Chamber Board Members. Lots to learn and a great time to come together with fellow business partners.

Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce  6733 Maddox Boulevard  Chincoteague, VA 23336

About Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce & Certified Visitor Center
The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce is an organization whereby many different business interests have joined together in a combined manner to maximize their ability to attract and increase the number of visitors to Chincoteague Island. The ultimate goal of the organization is to communicate the message that Chincoteague, the “Beautiful Land Across the Water,” is the most desirable location to visit and/or vacation with family or friends.

Media Contact:
Name: Evelyn Shotwell
Title: Executive Director
Phone: 757-336-6161