By Rebecca Adcock
Wow!! Usually November creeps along, but this year it just flew by. The chamber barely had time to clean up the cobwebs and pumpkins from Stuart Spooktacular and get ready for all the holiday celebrations.
The Smithsonian Crossroads: Change in Rural America exhibit took up the major chunk of the Chamber’s time with co-chairing the event with Reynolds Homestead. The exhibit is open every day now until January 9, except for holiday closings. I hope everyone gets a chance to come and see it. It is a great, well assembled exhibit and our partner local exhibits are great as well.
We also attended the virtual webinar, “Women Impact Virginia,” hosted a ribbon cutting at Primitive Coffee Bakery & Antique Market in Meadows of Dan and ended the month promoting Small Business Saturday. Shopping small at the holidays and throughout the year is one way to show your love for your community.
As December and Christmas begins, all roads lead to home. And our home in Patrick County is a great community. The motto of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce is “Community is our Business” and community has never been so vital as it is now. Our community has come together to help each other, welcome new members to our community and embrace new businesses that have opened in Patrick County. It is the chamber’s business to help our community with beautification grants, business assistance, tourism-related activities, and events such as Stuart Spooktacular and Hometown Christmas. This year we all have come to appreciate our community and our home even more.
From the staff and board members of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, we wish everyone a merry Christmas, happy holidays, and happy new year! May our community continue to grow in the coming year!