What's Happening Soon
Dates For Chamber Happenings

Calling All Businesses!!! Members and Non Members..
Colonial Heights Chamber Monthly Connections and Exchange Luncheon
Chamber updates
City Updates
Business of the Month 
Steve Koehler to speak about The Mill

Swift Creek Mill Theatre
17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy,
South Chesterfield, VA 23834
September 21, 2021
You have been nominated for the 2021 Best of the Best Tri-Cities Peoples’ Choice Awards.
LNN USA along with the Colonial Heights Chamber of Commerce and the Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce will be publishing a voting guide for Best of the Best on September 15th in the LNN Tri-City News. 
Voting will begin on September 11, 2021, and you, family, friends, and supporters can cast their vote at LNNUSA.com.
Support for the publication goes toward funding the winners' plaques and this year's Virtual "Red Carpet Best of the Best" Show. If you would like to place an ad to thank people for nominating you, encourage folks to vote for you and support this year's event please consider the following:
1/16 page         $75.00
1/8 page          $125.00
1/4-page Full Color  $210.00
1/2-page Full Color  $350.00
Full Page Full Color $575.00
To promote your business through an ad please contact me by phone at 804-255-7000 or email at CEO@LNNUSA.com. Again, congratulations on your nomination - good luck in the voting!
FOLAR Events You Don’t Want to Miss! 
September 11
River Clean Ups
Register for our next big river clean up on Saturday, September 11, co-hosted by our friends at James River Advisory Council. Along the Appomattox River, you can choose between Pocahontas Island in Petersburg and Hopewell City Marina.
September 16 & 18
Volunteer Trail Counts
We still have lots of slots to fill for our volunteer trail counts, which take place at parks and trails along the Appomattox River. Trail counts are vital to understanding current and future trail use, and it’s a great way to enjoy the river while making a difference!
September 25
Paddle OR Battle to preserve the Appomattox! Choose from a 10 mile race, 10 mile leisure paddle, OR 2 mile shorty. Kayak rentals available!
Events Along the Appomattox
Weston Manor’s FREE Concerts on the Appomattox
Historic Hopewell Foundation’s Fall Concert Series features local bands on the banks of the Appomattox at Weston Manor every Sunday in September at 5PM.
Hopewell Recreation & Parks Kayaking Programs
September 10 - Discover Kayaking
October 9 - Roslyn Landing Park Kayaking Trip
November 20 - Basic Kayaking Skills
And even more programs than we can list! Thank you to Hopewell Recreation & Parks for being a major partner in Paddle Battle 2021.
Battersea Events
September 18 & 19 - Antiques & Historic Trades Fair
Appomattox Boat Harbor - Harbor Blast
Check out their Harbor Blast concert series, chili cookoff, Biketoberblast, and more! Appomattox Boat Harbor also hosts Eco-Trek Adventures, a sponsor of Paddle Battle 2021!
Recent News
Meet The Candidates September 16th
8:00am - 11:00am
American Legion Post 284 Venue Site
2021 Elections are coming in November and Early voting starts on September 17th.
We want to give you the opportunity to meet the candidates that are asking for your votes.
We have invited the candidates for House of Delegates, local offices through out the Tri Cities.
Would your Business or Organization be willing to be a sponsor for the breakfast?
Contact John @ 804-931-5419 for details

Concealed Carry Permit Class
Chamber Fundraiser
September 11, 2021
9am - 1:30pm
1221 Boulevard, Colonial Heights VA 23834
Buy your Tickets at:
Ted Williams@
It’s Reverse Raffle time, only 350 tickets are sold. $50 each. Grand prize $5000, second place $500, third $100, every 20th ticket drawn pays $50. Need not be present to win. You are invited to attend Live drawing or Facebook live drawing @colonialheightschamber on September 23rd.
New Members
From our highly-rated specialists to our advanced technology, Complexions Dermatology is here to give you the healthy, beautiful skin you deserve.

131 Temple Lake Dr, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Forever Wild Rehabilitation, Inc.
Wildlife Rehabilitation, Education and Sanctuary
Lin Fox
Phone: (804) 920-6619

Forgotten Tails, Inc
"Giving the Forgotten a Second Chance".
We strive to find homes for the homeless animals and to educate communities in responsible pet ownership
Lin Fox
Phone: (804) 920-6619

Kabamm Food Truck
Kathryn Meyer
Phone: (804) 573-8255

Family owned and operated food truck selling tasty tex-mex favorites, tenders, wings, and more. .

Erik Herr
Phone: (910) 551-8364
At Lobo Coffee Co. we're committed to excellence and superior quality. Grounded on perfection and customer satisfaction, Lobo Coffee Co. sources high quality beans and roasts to order to deliver fresh flavor profiles that will stimulate your palate.
Mobile Foot Health Company:
-Foot Assessment
-Pre-Fabricated & Custom Orthotics
-Footwear Recommendations
-Accessory Sales
-Educational Workshops & Seminars
Bryan Acheson
Phone: (303) 981-3999
Coming To Colonial Heights Soon!!
Erik Herr
34a Medical Park Blvd
Petersburg, VA 23805
(804) 609-0175
Integrated Care: The power of three
Physician Services
Evidence-based practices, including screenings, personalized recovery plan and FDA approved medications such as Suboxone and Vivitrol

Individual and/or group sessions to help patients stick to their recovery plans

Recovery Support Services
Helping patients with employment, housing, healthcare, education, recovery skill-building and more

Spero Health's integrated care approach is based on the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) treatment guidelines, which have been proven most effective in treating the abuse of opioids and other substances.

Phone: 804-748-1183
Sharing the magic of Christmas since 1972
HO HO HO It’s Time for Christmas Mother Applications!
The Chesterfield – Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Committee is pleased to announce we will be accepting applications on September 20, 21, 23 from 9 – 4 and September 22 from 12 – 7, at the Chesterfield Fairgrounds. Applications are available on the web site: www.cchchristmasmother.com. Please download and complete the application prior to your arrival at the Chesterfield Fairgrounds, if possible. Applications are not approved until all documentation is submitted and reviewed during the application process.

Please check our website often for updates on operation plans due the COVID virus.
The mission of the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother program is to ensure that no family is without food, no child is without new toys, books or clothing and no child or elder is forgotten as we celebrate the holidays in our community!
Platinum Sponsor - $3,000
Company name at top of all promotional materials
5 minutes to speak prior to shotgun start
10 minutes to speak during dinner
Recognition as event sponsor on front entry sign
Recognition as event sponsor on website
Name/Logo on program given to each golfer
Special recognition at event
Recognition sign on Golf Hole
1 Team Entry
Charitable contribution to FCA

Gold Sponsor - $1000
Name/Logo on Tournament Banner at Registration Table
Name/Logo on program given to each golfer
1 Team Entry
Recognition sign on Golf Hole
Charitable contribution to FCA

Silver Sponsor - $750
Name/Logo on program given to each golfer
1 Team Entry
Recognition sign on Golf Hole
Charitable contribution to FCA

Bronze Sponsor - $500
1 Team Entry
Recognition sign on Golf Hole
Charitable contribution to FCA

Hole Sponsor - $100
Recognition sign on Golf Hole
Charitable contribution to FCA
Crater Community Hospice and Legacy Roasting Company have collaborated on a custom coffee blend to raise funds for patients and families facing terminal illness. 

The “Celebrating Life Every Day” blend is available beginning in January and will be ongoing. The blend uses high-quality Arabica beans to develop tasting notes of dark chocolate and spice with a sweet finish. One dollar from each sale will be donated to Crater Community Hospice.  

Coffee can be ordered on-line using the link below
Or purchased at the shop if you call ahead 

Have a coffee break and enjoy a cup of our new brew!
In the News
Upcoming Workshops

Lin Hite, Longwood SBDC Regional Director
If you want to increase sales for your startup or existing small business, this is the seminar for you! Small town retail is being threatened by discount stores, shopping centers and online shopping. We will be discussing a number of ways to grow your customer base.
Some of the topics will be:
·    Ways to Market Your Small Business
·    The Customer Service Skills That Matter
·    How to Get Better at Selling in Retail
·    Event Ideas That Attract Customers
September 16, 2021

For Your New Business

Michael Scales, Longwood SBDC Business Analyst
Some of the most popular reasons to start a business include-having a unique business idea, designing a career that has the flexibility to grow with you, working toward financial independence, and investing in yourself.
Prepare to start a successful business:

·    Evaluate your entrepreneurial abilities 
·    Marketing strategies 
·    Financial resources
·    Legal form of organization
·    Tips to prepare & present your business plan
·    Cybersecurity Tips
Not every small business is positioned for success, so you may be in for a real challenge when you decide to take the plunge, ditch your day job, and become a business owner. The stage is often set in the beginning, so make sure you start with a strong foundation.
September 21, 2021


Marc Willson, VSBDC Retail Consultant
Virginia is reopening in Summer 2021 and retail has changed. Marc Willson of the Virginia SBDC is presenting a Guide for Retail Renewal webinar to share:
·    Current retail trends since COVID
·    Customer expectations of the retail experience
·    New opportunities and challenges to maximize for success
·    Tips for developing and executing a renewed business strategy
September 28, 2021

Get Started

Brandon Hennessey, Longwood SBDC
Director of Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
What if you could spend all your time doing what you love? Or finally stop talking about that idea you’ve had and start moving toward actually doing it? The CO.STARTERS Get Started Workshop is here to help. Whether just getting started, stuck on a particular issue, or in need of a refresher, this workshop will provide the jumpstart needed to get you moving.
This workshop is INTERACTIVE and you will be required to complete your participant workbook, participate in interactive activities, and keep your video ON during the workshop.
·    Evaluate your entrepreneurial abilities and assumptions
·    Explore your idea through the CO.STARTERS Canvas
·    Refine your model through customer engagement
·    Defining and Taking Next Steps 
During this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to understand what’s driving you, to explore your idea through the CO.STARTERS Canvas, and refine your model by learning ways to get meaningful customer feedback and start pursuing your idea today. 
September 30, 2021

me to refill your cup and ZOOM with us to build connections with other entrepreneurs and learn about our featured resource!

Join us for the SOVA Entrepreneur Meetup on September 1 at 9am. This week, we’ll learn about our featured resource, Black BRAND, from Crystal Cobbs.
Crystal is the President of Black BRAND Dan River Region, a 501c3 organization focused on Business, Research, Analytics, Networking, and Development.
Black BRAND is the Black Chamber of Commerce for Virginia’s Hampton Roads and Dan River Regions. Their mission is to promote group economics through professional development and community empowerment.
On September 1, take time to refill your cup and ZOOM with us to build connections with other entrepreneurs and learn about our featured resource!
SBDC advisors are prepared to assist your businesses during this emergency.
We are assisting clients by phone, email and web conferencing.
Please visit our website for details at: