March 1, 2024

We would like to thank our Trailer Sponsors Chrysler of CulpeperCulpeper County Public Schools, The Jones Group CPAs & Consultants PLC, Kash ImprintsOperation First Response, and Oak View National Bank for being Trailer Sponsors! Your support has significantly impacted our large events, and we value your contributions. Thank you!

March 6, 2024

We had a wonderful luncheon today at Pepper’s Grill! Thank you to everyone who attended!

 

 

 

March 7, 2024

 

It’s a beautiful day to visit the Country Club of Culpeper to finalize plans for the State of the Community 2024 happening on March 20. We look forward to hearing about agriculture, public safety, health & wellness, and education & workforce in our community.

 

 

 

March 8, 2024

On Friday, March 8, we had the pleasure of being invited to Madison County Tourism‘s Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Revalation Vineyards, marking the grand opening of their new tasting room. Nestled amidst breathtaking views, the interior beauty seamlessly blends with the surrounding landscape, creating an unforgettable experience.  View more pictures on Facebook.

 

March 8, 2024

We are pleased to announce the NEW Culpeper Chamber TRAINING PORTAL! This resource provides business and professional development opportunities to our Members and their staff.

Simply click below to explore the hundreds of course offerings available! https://culpeper.vubiz.com/

March 9, 2024

Exciting Day Saturday at the Maker Energy Faire!

From cutting-edge innovations to inspiring conversations with industry experts and students, the Faire was an amazing time for the youth in our community and a glimpse into the future of energy and technology.

Thank you to Career Partners & Culpeper County Public Schools for putting together such a dynamic and informative event! Hands on activities and information included cupcake decorating, shooting simulations, legos, perler beads, robots, fairy hair, machinists, CAT simulations, woodworking, robotics and so much more!

We were thrilled to see Chamber members participating in the programming and volunteering!  If you missed it this time, mark your calendars for next year! Trust me, it’s an experience you won’t want to miss.

View more pictures on Facebook.

March 11, 2024

In honor of National Agriculture Week, we presented Glebe Farm with the 2024 AgriBusiness of the Year award.  The Swan family has owned and operated the property since it was purchased in 1870, making it one of Culpeper’s few century farms. They grow corn, soybeans, hay, and cattle. The property is also home to the J. A. Swan Jr. & Co. museum featuring farm equipment from the early 1900s.

 

March 16, 2024

Amy and Sarah had the honor of attending the Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department’s 100th Anniversary Banquet on Saturday!

Culpeper has grown tremendously and changed quite a bit in the past 100 years, and the volunteers at Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department have been there to support its citizens in their times of need.

Did you know that in 2023 alone, they responded to an impressive 916 calls with a 99.7% response rate? Their average response time of 9 minutes and 11 seconds showcases their dedication and efficiency.

Behind these remarkable numbers are 65 volunteers with a collective 1,128 years of experience, along with 6 auxiliary members. Their commitment is unparalleled, evident in the staggering total of 19,699 hours they put in last year alone to include admin work, truck checks, training hours and operations.

And let’s not forget how their efforts have saved Culpeper taxpayers more than $550,000!

On behalf of the business community, We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department for their selfless service and unwavering dedication. Your bravery and sacrifice do not go unnoticed. Here’s to another century of excellence!

March 20, 2024

On Wednesday, our community came together at the 2024 State of the Community event hosted by the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce. The morning was filled with insightful discussions and valuable takeaways.

Agriculture: Carl Stafford, Virginia Cooperative Extension—Culpeper Unit, gave us the history of agriculture in Culpeper and its current state.

Public Safety: Chief Chris Settle, Culpeper Town Police, explained how advancements in technology are enhancing the efficiency of ensuring the safety of our community.

The Health & Wellness Panel had a great discussion on how the different organizations in our community work together to treat the whole person, physically and mentally.

During the Workforce & Education Panel, we discovered the significance of early education (ages 0-5) in laying the foundation for children’s educational success. We were informed about the commendable programs Culpeper County Public Schools and Germanna developed to equip students with the skills needed to confidently enter the workforce.

Thank you to all attendees, sponsors, and speakers for contributing to this enriching dialogue. Let’s continue working together to make Culpeper an even better place to live, work, and thrive!

Thank you to Culpeper Media Network for recording the event. You may watch the replay here: https://cmn.viebit.com/player.php?hash=71Cf0EoEwJQ5SJrR

March 21, 2024

Amy and Sarah spent the last two days in the beautiful town of Staunton for the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Staff Development Conference!

This was Sarah’s first time attending and Amy’s first conference as a board member! It was an amazing opportunity to network with professionals from across our state and dive into personal and professional development!  So many take aways and things we are excited to bring back to our community!

We also had the amazing opportunity to see Julius Caesar at the American Shakespeare Center – we sat ON THE STAGE with the actors!  Thank you to our generous hosts at the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce!

While at the Spring Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives conference, Amy was one of the chamber professionals recognized for having a 5 year milestone anniversary this year in the chamber industry!  Also a BIG congratulations to Debbie Maynard Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias for 45 years of service!

Amy was also honored to have been selected to receive a scholarship toward her U.S. Chamber of Commerce‘s Institue of Organizational Management tuition. Thank you VACCE for your generosity and dedication to nurturing talent in our industry. It is truly such an honor to be the recipient of this scholarship.