By Rebecca Adcock
August came and went. Hard to believe we got through the month without a Peach Festival, Meadows of Dan Folk Fair, and countless other events. We, as a county, are continuing to adapt to this Brave New World.
Kudos to all teachers, parents and kids who are doing their best with virtual learning. I know the teachers are working extra hard in making sure all students are able to participate in some capacity. Parenting was hard before COVID, now, for many, it seems impossible. You guys are doing good! Remember to take it easy on yourselves and your kids. We are always our own worst critics.
On the chamber side of things, while August wasn’t a mad scramble with producing the Peach Festival, the office was busy with answering messages from visitors, businesses, and many others. We continue to work with the Go Virginia Region 3 on the Bridge to Recovery Grant, connecting locally produced products such as PPE with other businesses that need them.
The new round of Marketing Leverage Funding from Virginia Tourism is available. The chamber is working to put together an application for tear off county maps for our local lodging, tourism sites, and shopping areas.
We are continuing to work on the resource guide, and hope to have that finalized and available by the end of the year.
The Downtown Historic District designation is on track and ready for the state to approve at their September meeting.
The chamber will be hosting an online “Historic Tax Credits 101” workshop later this fall or in January when we are able to nail down our speakers.
The chamber is open and here to help our businesses and members of our community. We continue to update our events calendar at www.patrickchamber.com.
Let our office know if you have an event coming up and give us a call at (276) 694-6012 if you need assistance.