Meet Your New Chamber President, Christy Lucy
The Altavista Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce and welcome Christy Lucy as Chamber President. Christy has worked at the Bedford Chamber of Commerce as the Director of Marketing and Special Events. While working for the Bedford Chamber, Christy advocated for the value of the Chamber in the community and developed programs that benefited both the chamber and the business community. Most recently, Christy worked for Centra Health also in Bedford. Please mark your calendars to attend a Meet & Greet on Thursday, October 3, 5:00 - 6:00pm with Christy and her husband, Andy. The Chamber and the Board is excited about working with Christy and continuing to make Altavista a great place to live and work. Christy's contact information is: 434-369-6665 or christylucy@altavistachamber.com .
After Hours Mixer
Thursday, September 12 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
MAD Biddy's, 273 Riverbend Road, Altavista
Join fellow Altavista Area Chamber of Commerce members for networking, food and more. Bring plenty of business cards.
Coffee & Cyber Security
Tuesday, September 17 | 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Altavista Train Station, 414 Washington Street
Are your credentials on the Dark Web? Cyber-attacks have continued to grow in cost, size, and impact - causing 60% of small to medium size businesses to go out of business within 6 months of a cyber incident. Over 80% of data breaches leverage stolen passwords as the principal attack vector - often acquired on the Dark Web. Register for this can't miss session to learn about cyber security best practices to protect your business without breaking the bank. Attendees will receive free breakfast and a complimentary Dark Web scan to identify how many of their business credentials have been compromised. This event is intended for business owners and/or business managers. Registration is required, to reserve your seat CLICK HERE>
After Hours Networking Mixer at MAD Biddy's
Thursday, September 12
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 273 Riverbend Rd
Bring business cards

Coffee & Cyber Security Seminar
Tuesday, September 17
Time: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Altavista Train Station

Meet & Greet Your New Chamber President,
Christy Lucy
Thursday, October 3
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Main Street Cafe
600 Main Street, Altavista

Chamber Connectors
Wednesday, October 30
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Altavista Train Station
414 Washington Street
Host: First National Bank

Chamber Business EXPO
Thursday, November 7
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Connectors
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Open to Public
Location: Altavista Area YMCA
Registration information will be emailed soon.

MEMBER EVENTS:
Claire Parker Foundation
Touch-A-Truck
Saturday, September 14
Time:10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Sims Farm, Forest
Portion of proceeds benefit Claire Parker Foundation

YWCA Domestic Violence Prevention Program Celebration Banquet
Thursday, October 10
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: New Prospect Baptist Church, Hurt

Autumn in Altavista
October 11 - 12
Altavista retailers will be hosting special activities to celebrate Autumn. Be looking for more information to come.

Claire Parker Foundation
Box Packing
Tuesday, October 22
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: 1019 9th Street, Altavista
WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBER
The Claire Parker Foundation is a non profit organization started by Jordan and Connie Parker in memory of their daughter, Claire. The foundation’s mission and goal is to care for every child fighting cancer. This is done through the numerous programs it provides to its partnered hospitals. They are currently partnering with 12 hospitals and their pediatric oncology clinics across the states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Texas, providing numerous programs of support. Programs include Care Boxes, Toy Boxes, Creative Therapy Program, Birthday Boxes, Comfort Box, and Gas Card Program. To learn more, visit claireparkerfoundation.org
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS
September 6 - November 8
Altavista High School Football
Broadcast by KD Country Radio
It's time for Friday Night Lights! All games are broadcast on KD Country 105.5 FM. Pregame show begins at 6:30pm, kickoff at 7:00pm. Sponsored by Miller's Jewelry. CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE>
Football on the Patio
Leesville Lake Marina
Saturdays & Sundays
Leesville Lake Marina now has live sports TV on their patio! College football, including ACC games, and NFL games. Show us this post and get 15% Off Any Appetizer like Pickle Chips, Loaded Tator Tots, Nachos, Hot Wings and much more! LEARN MORE>
September 17 | 10:00 a.m.
United Way Campaign Kickoff
Discovery Automotive
We are excited to share with all of Central Virginia that Discovery Automotive has donated a car to the 2019/20 Campaign. For your gift of $100 or more your name will put you in a drawing for a 2019 Ford Fiesta. Donate to the United Way of Central Virginia at unitedwaycva.org
September 28 | 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Harvest Jubilee Wine Fest
Avoca Museum, 1514 Main Street
The 20th Wine Fest will feature wines from six area wineries, live music from Low Low Chariot, Jodie Davis and Barefoot West, and local craft vendors, food concessions including the annual Avoca bake sale. $15 tickets on sale now, $20(cash only) at the gate. $10 for non-tasting. LEARN MORE>
October 4 | 8:00 a.m.
Skeet & Trap Classic at Holiday Lake 4-H Center, Appomattox
Skeet and trap shooters of all skill levels are invited to participate in the third annual Southside Opportunity Fund Skeet & Trap Classic. The event is a fundraiser for scholarships for high school graduates in SEC service area, Registration is required and limited to 40 participants. LEARN MORE>
Thank you to our 2019 Corporate Sponsors.
If you would like to be added to this list of distinguished businesses, give Heather a call at the Chamber.
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