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Message From 2018 Chamber President, Shep Nance
Save the Date! First 2018 Membership Lunch Meeting Is On February 26th at Noon
2017 Annual Chamber Awards Recipients
New Floyd Visitor Guides Being Distributed
Tourism Office Updates
(above is from presentation to Board of Supervisors & Town Council)
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2018 Chamber Executive Committee
From left to right:  Executive Director, John McEnhill; Chamber President, Shep Nance; Chamber 1st V.P., Andy Finn;
Chamber Secretary, Karin Grosshans; and Chamber 2nd VP, Rachel Pearson.  (Not pictured:  Chamber Treasurer, Vickie Spangler

Chamber members,

My name is Shep Nance and I am your President for 2018.  I would like to tell you a little about myself.  I have been married to Angie Nance for 36 years..  We have one daughter, Natalie Nance, who lives in Philladelphia, PA.  I retired from the telecommunitcation industry after 35 years .  After retiring in 2010, Angie and I bought and operated the Woodberry Inn before selling it to the current owners several years ago.

I have served on our Chamber Board for over six years.  I love our Chamber and I want to see it continue to grow and be an active organization in our community.  My goal in 2018 is to see us increase memberships in our traditional business community.  The Chamber is in a unique position to support our members through advocacy and providing training in areas such as social media, customer service and business leadership, as well as help promote our members. I would like to personally ask each of you to become more involved in your Chamber.  The more you participate, the more you will get out of your membership.  Let's all work together to make this the best year for our Chamber, and our community.  I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming chamber meetings and events. 

Shep Nance


February Membership Lunch Meeting

Chamber members, please plan to join us at our first membership lunch meeting of 2018 on Monday, February 26th at Noon. 
The lunch - with entrees from chamber member, Mickey G's - is being sponsored by chamber member, Thomas and Wall Real Estate.
Please RSVP to info@floydchamber.org.

The Chamber’s 2017 meeting schedule alternates each month between evening board meetings and membership-oriented lunchtime meetings, typically on the fourth Monday of each month.  The Chamber board increased the frequency of the lunchtime meeting to allow members whose schedules do not permit them to attend evening meetings the opportunity to participate over lunch.  The board business items are eliminated/abbreviated at lunchtime meetings to include more time for presenting topics of general interest to the membership and for membership discussion. 

The Skyline Bank Community Room is located at 203 Oxford Street in Floyd.  Guests can park in the courthouse parking lot at the corner of Rt8/Locust St. and Oxford Street.  The Community Room is in the brick building just off the parking lot opposite the Rt. 8 side of the parking lot.  A concrete ramp leads to the front door of the Community Room, accessed from the parking lot.

2017 Annual Floyd Chamber Award Recipients
Announced At Annual Membership Dinner

2017 Chamber Business of the Year Award
On The Water In Floyd

2017 Chamber Nonprofit of the Year
New River Community Action, Inc

2017 Chamber Business Leader of the Year
Lydeana Martin
Floyd County Economic and Community Development Director


2017 Executive Director's Award
Vickie Spangler


New 2017 Floyd Visitor Guides Being Distributed

The new 2017 Floyd Visitor Guide is being distributed now.  Distribution started at the Floyd info booth at FloydFest last month with the first 1,000 guides printed and we have shipped 14,000 guides to almost 100 Certified Visitor Information Centers throughout the state.  This shipment was supplemented by another shipment of 10,000 for paid placement in six official Virginia Welcome Centers at key interstate locations where visitors cross state lines into Virginia. 

The initial push to get new guides out to over 400 locations takes about a month.  The guides are also mailed to leads generated by paid advertisements placed by the Floyd Tourism Office, and distributed to attendees at local festivals in Floyd County such as Floyd Fest and Chantilly Farm’s Bluegrass Festival and Yoga Jam.  Local artisans are also handing them out at craft shows in and out of state. Our focus has been to get them in places where it will benefit businesses that advertised in the guide, promote Floyd County as a visitor destination, and avoid wastage.
Visitor Guides can be requested by contacting the Visitor Information Center/Chamber office at 745-4407 or Info@FloydChamber.org.  The Visitor Information Center and chamber office is located at 109 East Main Street, next door to Blue Ridge Café, and is open seven days a week. 

The Floyd County Visitor Information Center is co-managed by your chamber and Floyd Tourism Office.

Not Getting Chamber Newsletters?

The most common reason for not seeing chamber newsletters in your email inbox is because they are being filtered as spam/junk by your email server or your own email settings.  Your regular spam settings may be too stringent or you may have inadvertently marked a previous newsletter as spam/junk.  Check your spam or junk email folder to see if the newsletters are landing there.  Try copying the following email address and pasting it to your email address book as a new contact:  no-reply@vrmailer3.com     

Another reason that you may not be seeing the newsletter is that if you are using Gmail, it may be automatically filtered into your promotional items folder.  If you do find it there, you can right click on the email and drag into your regular inbox and confirm that you want future chamber newsletters to land there.

The server that hosts your website and email address may also be blocking the chamber newsletter as part of a global policy.  In this case, it is best to contact your server's technical support and ask that the email address that sends the newsletter, no-reply@vrmailer3.com, be allowed to reach your inbox.

Please contact info@FloydChamber.org if you need further assistance.

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