Community News
NEW MEMBERS
Tripp Carraway
Owner
Phone: (804) 691-2199
J.Carraway Media is a tri-city- based web design, photography/videography, social media, and digital marketing firm that helps companies build their brand and business. We love helping our clients grow their businesses! Our team has extensive experience in creating powerful marketing strategies that are engaging, lead-generating, and results-driven.

We understand the importance of relationship-building, so we take the time to get to know each of our clients and their goals. This gives our team the ability to create a personalized plan to help our clients grow their business with a substantial online presence.

We are proud to serve the trick-city community, surrounding areas, and beyond! Contact us to see how we can help your business prosper in the digital age.
BASELINE LAND SURVEY
Mary Barcena
Owner
Phone: (804) 520-9180

We are Petersburg's only Land Surveying Company but we service all of Central Virginia
Bianca Harvey
Phone: (910) 578-6640
My name is Bianca and I am the founder of the PrettiFitChickz brand. I have been a certified personal trainer for almost a decade, and I absolutely love what I do. I have been an active athlete since the age of 5. I attended a D1 college, Appalachian State University on a track and field scholarship. I was a sprinter and I did the field events, long and triple jump. While attending the college and graduating in 4 years, we won multiple indoor and outdoor seasons. My first job as a personal trainer was in 2011 at a Anytime Fitness in Browns Mills, NJ. While in NJ I did my first NPC show, I competed in the figure division, and won my class! I moved to VA in 2013, and began working at American Family Fitness, I was a trainer their for 2 years. I had my daughter in 2016, and became a kickboxing instructor at I Love Kickboxing, hints my cardio/kickboxing background. Currently I work in the education department, and I am also an entrepreneur.
Dawn McCoy
CEO
Phone: (804) 796-3715
CCHASM was formed in 1988 through a collaborative effort between the communities of Chesterfield and Colonial Heights and the Department of Social Services. 
 
The vision was to create an organization that would be able to work with community members as well as Social Service agencies to gain and employ multiple resources. Through this collaborative effort, we increase the ability to assist more area residents as a unified group than any member could as an individual unit. 
State Farm
No Matter where you live Micah Waldron is ready to serve your insurance needs. One call can save you thousands. Customer service and a caring staff. Let Micah quote you today!
Micah Waldron
Agent/Owner
Phone: (804) 930-8000
Basic Life Support ''BLS''
First Aid/CPR/AED training
Babysitting & Bloodborne Pathogens Certifications
Summer Blue Duper
Instructor/Owner
Phone: (804) 764-8571

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

Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen and connect with the community.
Click on Pictures to get Documents and links
Businesses Doing Trunk or Treat
  • Colonial Heights Pharmacy October 31st 6-8
  • 2029 Boulevard
  • 16001 Woods Edge Rd Chester
  • Weichert Realty - October 31st 5:30-8:00
  • 2425 Boulevard
  • Daffodil Boutique - October 30th 4-6pm
  • 2306 Boulevard 
  • What is yours? I will get it added
Colonial Heights and Petersburg Chamber Coffee and Conversation
Come get educated about the plans to merge the chambers of Colonial Heights and Petersburg. Meet new contacts and explore how you can get involved.

October 27th at 9:00am ZOOM
Dear Colonial Heights and Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Members,
It is our pleasure to announce that earlier this year we entered into discussions to merge the Colonial Heights and Petersburg Chambers of Commerce.
Both Chamber Boards of Directors determined this merger will be extremely beneficial to both Petersburg and Colonial Heights businesses. With that in mind, both boards have been working together diligently to prepare for an official merger to create a new, dynamic, and business-supporting Chamber organization.
The benefits to the two business communities are many, but some of the most compelling reasons behind merging are:
  • Economic stability.
  • Enhanced cohesion and coordination among the Colonial Heights and Petersburg business communities.
  • Expanding our current footprint to include towns in which we may not be currently active.
  • Stimulating growth — combining the strengths of each Chamber allows the new Chamber organization to give back more to both members and our communities.
  • Exponentially more resources and support for our members.
  • Larger networking opportunities.
 
We are confident that joining our organizations will result in a stronger Chamber that works hard for the success of our joint business community.
The timeline is as follows:
October 1: The Merger Committee will finalize the new bylaws for the joint organization.

Oct 27: Coffee and Questions (ZOOM) 9:00am
Nov 1: Merger Mixer 5-7pm Trapezium
November 1: Billing for 2022 dues, to be paid by January 2022 as one Chamber
 
 
 
Early 2022: The final merger components will be completed and the single Chamber structure will be finalized.
Please stay tuned for further information on this exciting merger!
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to either:
o   Office: 804-526-5872
o   Cell: 804-931-5419
  • Pam Allen:
  • Email: pallen@acceltalentgroup.com
  • Cell: 804-892-6570
We are also working to combine our member communications via email and social media sooner than later to better facilitate keeping you updated, sharing details, and working toward our goal of one chamber organization.
In addition, find our FAQ page. The page provides more details about the merger and answers many questions that you may have about this process and the new organization.
We look forward to continuing to support our members and business community. We thank you for your continued membership and support.
Best,
Petersburg-Colonial Heights Chamber Board of Directors 
Colonial Heights-Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Merger
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What will the new name of the Chamber be?
A: We’re not sure yet! We’re planning to launch a public outreach process later this month to get your ideas and feedback! Once we have some final choices, we’ll work with a marketing professional to develop the final name and brand.
Q: Will my dues go up?
A: The two Chambers have had different billing structures, so you will inevitably be seeing a difference in your dues. We’ve worked hard to minimize the impacts and while some of you may see slight increases in your dues, others will actually see them decrease.
Q: I was billed annually for my dues before. Will that change?
A: No. Billing for membership dues will still occur on an annual basis.
Q: Will the Chamber office location change?
A: We’re excited to announce that we have plans to launch the first Mobile Chamber! This will be a trailer that we can set up all over the region whether for events, meetings, or just to highlight your business for the day or week.
Q: Who will be on the new Board of Directors?
A: There will be members from both communities, and most members will have been board members on the former boards of each organization.
Q: Do you have any events planned?
A: Yes! We are planning a mixer and informational meeting for this fall to discuss this merger in person with all of you!
Q: Who will be staffing the Chamber?
A: John Brandt, currently with the Colonial Heights Chamber, will remain at the helm of the new joint Chamber!
Q: How will you balance the needs of each community?
A: With a Board evenly representing both communities, John’s attention to detail and community-minded approach, we are confident both Colonial Heights and Petersburg businesses will be evenly and fairly represented in all of our work.
Q: What can I do to help make the merger successful?
A: As always, we are a primarily volunteer run organization so the best way to help is to get involved! Contact John to learn about our volunteer committee opportunities.
Email John at john.brandt@colonialheightschamber.com
SAVE THE DATE
2021 Turkey Trot November 25th
Brought to you by:


Contact:
 William "Adam" Tiller at:
804-731-0931 or watiller1624@gmail.com
To signup your team
Saturday October 2 7:30
Colonial Heights Soccer Complex
Free Family Movie
Introduction
Stacey English, Prince George County Economic Development Specialist
 
Presenter
Lin Hite, Longwood SBDC Regional Director
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.
November 9, 2021
9:00AM-10:30AM
Via ZOOM



CO.STARTERS
Get Started

Presenter
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. 
November 17, 2021
9:00AM-12:00PM
Via ZOOM


GUIDE TO
Retail Renewal


Presenter
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
 
November 18, 2021
8:30AM-9:30AM
Via ZOOM

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: