At The Colonial Heights Chamber, we’re always looking for innovative ways to grow our members’ businesses and build community. To that end, we’re excited to introduce the The Tri-Cities Shop Small Buy Local E-Gift Cards! Consumers can purchase the Card as gifts or for self-use, and companies can use it for employee rewards, anniversary gifts, customer appreciation, survey incentives, contests and anything they might have used a gift card for – but the dollars stay local and benefit our shops and restaurants and our Community.
People will purchase the Cards online and email, text or print them for use in your shops and restaurants. To accept the Cards you need to be able to process a key-entry (like a phone order) Mastercard, and you are paid through your credit card bank in your normal settlement, with your normal Mastercard CNP processing fee. The Cards only work at participating merchants, i.e. those who opt-in.
There is a $10.50 a month fee to you to participate in the program. To participate you call John and You will be sent a card you simply run a 10 cent charge (or whatever is your minimum) on a prepaid Mastercard from Yiftee, our technology partner will send you by email or text (the “Activation Card”).
Please reply ASAP if you are interested in being able to accept these Cards and the additional business they bring to your store. We are planning to launch card sales on October 1 and merchants who are signed up will be featured.

For potential corporate buyers
I’m delighted to pre-announce to you that we will be rolling out a new program before this holiday season called Backing the Shop Local Campaign. It is an eGift Card that can be used wherever you might use a gift card, but instead of national brands, it works in our local shops and restaurants in the area. You use it for formal or informal programs like employee rewards, anniversary gifts, contests, survey incentives, customer appreciation, marketing programs, etc. This way your funds have a double benefit – for the recipient and for the community!

We would love to include the name of your company as a community-minded supporter of local business in our launch. Please get back to me ASAP to be included in the launch.
Sponsorship for the Back is now available
$150 gets you on the shirt.
Contact John @ 804-526-5872
john.brandt@colonialheightschamber.com
Turkey Trot 2020 - Send us pictures of you walking..

After Review of the COVID -19 and Polling, Although the chamber will not setup the morning of The Colonial Heights Chamber would still like to encourage you to take a walk the 22nd - 29th and send us pics that will be displayed on Social Media.
Chip-In is the platform that connects the power of #ShopLocal with philanthropy through connected commerce.
We are changing the landscape of nonprofit fundraising by driving new faces to local businesses.
Welcome New Members
1217 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 520-2763
http://www.southparkcarpet.com

Southpark Carpet & Flooring Outlet is proud to provide a large variety of flooring to home and business owners in the Richmond & Tri-City areas. Your home should be unique to your style and comfort. Below are the different types of flooring options and installations provided by our team. Click on the types for more information, visit us to browse through our selections or call us today to set up an appointment for a free in-home measurement.
Ray Ferguson
Co-Owner
Phone: (804) 621-5120

Roof Maxx is a quick, easy and affordable alternative to roof replacement. It's a soy-based product that can extend the life of your roof 5 to 15 years. We give free roofing assessments and quotes.
Peaceful Sage Massage
3601 Boulevard, Suite B,
Colonial Heights, VA
 23834  


Passing peace through therapeutic touch

Blueprint Financial Group

(804) 762-7044

Wealth Management Firm - Specializing in closely held businesses, multi-generational family wealth, retirement income planning and fee-based financial planning.
HBO BEAUTY BAR
2900 Cedar Lane Suite B
Colonial heights , Va 23834
(804) 704-1216

Omega Berry
DigiTek

Laura Poe
Principal
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 356-0918

DigiTek provides business and technology consulting to companies to stay ahead of market trends. DigiTek provides cutting edge solutions, adhering to industry best practices while ensuring a custom delivery model for each client. In addition to our full service consulting, DigiTek offers case study design services for companies looking to explore a new product, process, or service to determine the benefits and return on investment. DigiTek, LLC provides the highest quality of services and its members have a strong reputation in the Richmond, VA and surrounding area marketplace.
Discovery World Daycare


123 West Ellerslie Ave
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 520-1590
(804) 520-4380 (fax)
WNB FACTORY

3091 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 203-5520


Pending Opening 8/24/2020
Petersburg Symphony
P.O. Box 2146
Petersburg, VA 23804
(804) 732-0999

Sharon Jadrnak
Phone: (804) 732-0999


Shyamal Patel
Pharmacist, Pharm. D, MS
Phone: (804) 424-4949
Colonial Heights Pharmacy Inc

2029 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 424-4949
(804) 424-4919 (fax)
Colonial Heights Army Recruiting Center

400 Southpark Blvd
Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834
(804) 520-5846

Carrie Poore
Chief, Advertising and Public Affairs
Phone: (804) 461-0726


David Patsel
ERA Napier Realtors

20 Dunlop Village Circle
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 524-9001


Total Exchange Hair Design
21 Dunlop Village 
Colonial Heights , Va 23834
804-243-1606

Karleah Scort
Are You Hiring????

Will you be an additional employer??

The Local Chambers are hosting a Virtual Job Fair

Are you looking for a job??? Employers are waiting for your applications.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current guidelines, we regret to announce that the 2020 City of Colonial Heights Christmas Parade has been cancelled. The nighttime event has been held annually for 67 years and evokes fond memories for many long-time residents of Colonial Heights and neighboring communities. The Colonial Heights Christmas Parade typically draws thousands of people and the safety of our staff, volunteers, parade participants, and spectators is first and foremost.


Craig Skalak
Director of Recreation & Parks

Do you know who is running for City Council and School Board Offices?

Elections will be here before you know it.
We have put together on our website a page so you can get to know the candidates. Also we will have two nights you can meet the candidates virtually.
October 29th starting at 7:00pm.

It is important that you know the Men and women who will represent you, your businesses and your families with the city. Below is a link to my website page to start to get to know these men and women.
Get the Link by Registering to Meet the candidates by clicking on what session you desire.
Make Sure Our Colonial Heights Businesses come out on Top!!
Click the picture to Vote.
Dear Chamber of Commerce Ireland travelers:
 
C I Destinations is fully aware of the concerns surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have been and will continue to monitor all developments. We are in constant contact with suppliers, including airlines and ground operators. As you know, measures are being taken to contain the spread by many governments and institutions.

 
Any travel insurance agreement and coverage are between you and the travel insurance company alone. We do not represent or speak for any travel insurance company. As a courtesy, for those travelers who have already purchased Travel Ex Insurance we will notify them of the new departure date and your policy will be transferred. Should you have any questions regarding your Travel Ex policy you can reach them at (800) 228-9792.
Save the Dates for our
Fall Concerts!

Join us in-person or in cyberspace for one of our upcoming concerts. Even though the whole orchestra cannot rehearse or perform right now, our smaller ensembles will be making music this fall. Individual tickets and live-stream access will be available soon. Concerts will last about 1 hour with no intermission, and face coverings and social distancing will be required. The live audience will be seated by ushers in certain seats to follow COVID health guidelines.
 PSO String Quartet
"With Strings Attached" - Sunday, October 25 - 4:00 pm

 PSO Woodwind Quintet
"Christmas in the Wind" - Sunday, November 29 - 4:00 pm
Support the PSO and keep the music playing by making an online DONATION (click here). Follow us on social media via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube. Check out our recent annual newsletter/donation form (click here).

In-person tickets are available for the "With Strings Attached" string quartet concert on Sunday 10/25/20! Click here:

Livestream tickets for this concert will be available soon. You can also enjoy a video from the string quartet performing Mozart’s “String Quartet in G Major” here: https://youtu.be/oSh8ddQpdnY
PLEASE NOTE: 19-20 season ticket holders were mailed a letter in September with instructions on how to redeem any tickets from the April 2020 concert. For more information email info@petersburgsymphony.org or call (804)732-0999 (office mobile phone) on M-F between 8 am and 6 pm. 



Adult sizes too.....

127 Pickwick Ave
Colonial Heights, VA 23834


(804) 536-0011
Hello all you creative people,
 
For good quality crafters and artist, we will once again have our Christmas Bazaar from November, 3 to December, 23. All bazaar exhibitors will have 4ft table exhibit space for $25 per month with wall space available for three people for an additional $5 per month.
 
There will be a special Opening/Reception on Small Business Saturday, November 28 from 3 to 6 pm. Santa will arrive by firetruck at 3 pm. We hope to see you there.
 
On November, 13 from 6:30 to 9 pm, Petersburg Area Art League’s Friday for the Arts will showcase the talents of the Artist from Side Street Gallery. Please come by.
We will be offering custom mugs and ornaments again this year. If you are interested please have orders in by December 15th. Orders must be paid in advance.
Attention Medical Offices, Restaurants, Front Line Workers, Hoteliers and any business that comes into direct communication with the public. These classes are inexpensive and some times free.
Inquire With
Wes Smith
AVP, Workforce Development
Office (804) 523-2296
ccwatraining.org/customerservice
All of that information can be found at https://alz.org/grva/helping_you/online-programs
Rent-E-Quip is central Virginia's premier wedding, party, and special event rental company. From the essentials to the exotic "If we don't have it, You don't need"


 Organic Marketing
  
   Hey friends! This is David Darby from Rent-E-Quip and I was hoping I could ask a quick favor of you today. As with many businesses in the hospitality and event industry this virus has hit us hard. Thankfully we are diversified with the general tool and construction side and are getting by, in fact we are looking forward to hiring back many of our furloughed employees in preparation for fall. In the meantime however marketing budgets have been cut to save costs. One of the biggest advantages we have is our organic and free word of mouth traffic as generated by local awards and review platforms such as Google. If it is not too much trouble we would be in your debt if you could help us spread the word of our services until we are able to party together again this fall. Thank you!
Richmond Bride's A-List

   Each year Richmond Bride offers a chance to win a $800 stay at National Harbor in exchange for participating in their survey.    

   We are thankful to have placed in the top 3 of our respective categories for the past 5 years and would love to keep that trend going.
   This year we are eligible for...

61. Best Audiovisual Provider
64. Best Service Provider for Small or Backyard Weddings
67. Event Lighting
71. Tent Rentals
72. Furniture Rentals
73. Linen Rentals
85. LGBTQ-friendly Vendor

   Visit this link to cast your vote. In total it should take less than 5 minutes! (15 categories minimum)

Virginia's Most Reviewed Rental Company

   We are blown away by your support on the most popular platforms such as Google and Facebook. We would also love to fill out our profiles on some of the smaller service discovery pages such as Richmond Weddings, WeddingWire, The Knot, and Yelp. Being a local business a majority of our business comes from word of mouth traffic and getting our name out there on these platforms will help us continue to grow and better serve our community. 

Oh, and did we mention you will get 5% off your next rental for each review?

(Discounts do not stack with anything other than our 3% back customer rewards program)
(Yelp does not qualify, they don't like promotions)







Rent-E-Quip | 804-520-7100 | Sales@rentequip.org | Rentequip.org
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Some successful small businesses utilize a 3-pronged approach to marketing:

1. Winning new customers
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In this chat, Join SBDC consultant Vince Magnini as he shares some non-obvious tactics for making this 3-pronged approach the guiding framework in your small business’ marketing efforts.


October 20, 2020 8:30AM-9:30AM
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BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR YOUR NEW BUSINESS

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

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.

October 22, 2020 10:00AM-11:00AM
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