"The Connecting Thread Through Which The Community Is Woven"
100 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430
(757) 357-3502
chamber@theisle.org
The Isle of Wight · Smithfield · Windsor Chamber of Commerce

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Help Save the Historic 1750 Courthouse

Tuesday, September 30, 5:30-7pm
Historic 1750 Courthouse, 130 Main Street, Smithfield

The Isle of Wight-Smithfield-Windsor Chamber of Commerce presents a fund-raising reception for the urgent restoration of the Historic 1750 Courthouse in the heart of downtown Smithfield.

The event will be held on the Courthouse grounds at 130 Main Street, Smithfield from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm.

This event is open to all and offers an opportunity for area residents and business professionals to network and enjoy good conversation and refreshments from Bon Vivant Wine and Brew.

One of Smithfield and Isle of Wight County's most visible and iconic landmarks, the historic 1750 Courthouse in the heart of downtown Smithfield, is in urgent need of substantial restoration, due to water damage. Historic Smithfield Inc., non-profit conservator of the courthouse, needs to raise nearly $200,000 for damage repair and drainage improvements to protect the classic brick structure. The fund-raising effort is off to a great start, but is far from complete.

The Chamber of Commerce supports this important project, and will hold this fund-raising reception on Tuesday, September 30, 5:30 to 7pm, on the grounds of the courthouse. Beverages and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Admission is free, and all are welcome, but we encourage you to come and make a financial donation toward the preservation of this irreplaceable local landmark.

For reservations and additional information click here, contact the Chamber Staff at 357-3502 or e-mail chamber@theisle.org.

For more information about the Historic 1750 Courthouse, click here.

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Business & Breakfast October 8 on Affordable Health Insurance Plans for Business

As the period of open enrollment for health care exchanges approaches (for coverage starting in 2015, the open enrollment period is November 15, 2014-February 15, 2015), The Hughes Agency and the chamber will present Business & Breakfast on Wednesday, October 8, 8:30am at Sentara St. Luke's Medical Center, 20209 Sentara Way in Carrollton.

Admission is $10 for chamber members, $15 for non-members and includes a continental breakfast. 

C. "Danny" Hughes, LUTCF, CEP will outline the Affordable Care Act and its impact on Small Businesses in 2015. In early 2014, many small and medium sized businesses took advantage of an opportunity to postpone their 2014 group health insurance renewals until December 1 of this year. This allowed more time to learn more about the changes in the law. Now that rates for December 1 renewals have been released, more information is available to help employers make informed decisions. Every employer with less than 50 employees is required to become fully compliant with the Affordable Care Act as of December 1, 2014.

For more information or to RSVP, please click here, contact the chamber at (757) 357-3502, or via e-mail.

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Welcome from Your Chamber of Commerce!

The Isle of Wight · Smithfield · Windsor Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of business and professional men and women who have joined together for the purpose of promoting the civic, commercial and industrial progress of our community. The Chamber has a major impact on the economic well being of our community.

There are two primary functions of our Chamber of Commerce:

  • To act as a unified voice for businesses and professionals and translate into action the group of thinking of the membership; and
  • As a community organization, to render specific services to the m

    embers and to the general public.


Objectives of the Chamber

  • To coordinate the efforts of commerce, industry and the professions in maintaining and strengthening a sound and healthy business climate in Isle of Wight County.
  • To sponsor an aggressive strategic plan and stimulate activities that will provide for full development of our human and economic resources.
  • To provide creative business leadership and effective coordination of all interested parties in solving community problems and in initiating constructive community action.

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Our Sponsors:

Isle Platinum

Isle of Wight County

Sentara

Smithfield Foods

Isle Diamond

Town of Windsor

Isle Gold

BayPort Credit Union

Bon Secours

Dominion Virginia Power

Farmers Bank

Old Point National Bank

Town of Smithfield

Isle Bronze

Members SAVE

Community Electric Cooperative

Isle of Wight Materials

Manry Rawls

Prime Media Productions

Real Country 101.7

The Scoular Company

Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center

Vic's Signs & Engraving