Welcome to the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce

BoardMembersThe Culpeper County Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of over 550 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals. Our mission is to be the voice of the business community working to promote, build, and support the most effective climate for economic development.

Since it was chartered in 1749, Culpeper County has been an important crossroads for business.  Culpeper’s economy is multifaceted and changing with the times. The County and Town governments along with various agencies and local representatives are working hard to bring and retain business in Culpeper and nurture long-term relationships with local businesses and industries.

The Piedmont Downhill: A Fun, New Way to Celebrate a Company’s Most Valuable Asset

By on September 28, 2015

A company’s balance sheet is one of the accounting tools used by business to generate a “snapshot” of the company’s financial position for any given time period. This “snapshot” captures a company’s assets such as capital, inventory, or real estate, along with various liabilities. While balance sheets neatly list a business’s tangible assets, it neglects to account for a company’s most valuable asset – their team of employees!

As Steve Jobs once said, “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.”  A successful business recognizes the value of their employees and understands the true cost of employee turnover. They often seek unique and innovative ways to build camaraderie and inspire loyalty among their team.  If this is the case for you and your company, read on for a game changing opportunity!

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The Soap Box Derby of Culpeper is reaching out to the businesses of our region by offering a new program – The Piedmont Downhill, a Corporate Challenge.  This adult soap box derby activity is creative play and fun disguised as team building and leadership development!   A $1500 investment – of which $1000 is tax deductible –  will give you the materials required to build your very own gravity race car.  Your kit will contain regulation materials –  floorboard, axles, sides, and wheels.  How your team assembles, builds, and ‘tricks-out’ their racer is where fun and creativity meet the raceway!  There are only a few basic rules to follow – you are limited only by imagination and innovation.  And best of all – your car gets the chance to prove itself by racing down the hill at Paul Bates Raceway!  How cool will that be?!


Mobilize your team, purchase your car kit, and plan to build the ultimate gravity race car! Race Day is set for November 14th, 11am at Paul Bates Raceway in Culpeper.  The public will be invited to watch the fun and antics of raceday! Only 16 teams will be allowed to participate in this inaugural event.  Details can be found at www.culpepersoapboxderby.com.


Are you up for this challenge?  Your biggest decision will be choosing the car’s driver for the downhill race on November 14th!  Build YOUR team by building a car – a great investment that will certainly be reflected on your balance sheet!

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Culpeper Wellness Foundation Seeking Ideas to Promote Health & Wellness in Our Community

By on September 21, 2015

It was exciting news when I learned that Jerry Lewis would soon be appearing at the State Theatre right here in Culpeper! His work on the stage, in movies, or behind the scenes directing and producing is legendary.  For many,

A Gathering to celebrate the Rich Tapestry that makes up our Chamber

By on September 14, 2015

The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce will host the 101st Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet on Thursday, November 5th at Germanna Daniel Technology Center.  This event gives the chamber’s membership an opportunity to gather in celebration of organizational accomplishments while also