Chamber Chat - Chamber Welcomes New Board

Chamber Chat - Chamber Welcomes New Board
Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce

   February 2011
                          Chamber Chat
         Chamber Welcomes New Board
             and Officers for 2011
Chamber 2011 Executive Committee Officers were                                     Board Members serve a three year term which begins in
approved at the January Board of Directors Meeting. We                             January.    Trey Austin (Austin Realty Management &
would like to welcome and thank the following members                              Investments, Inc.); Ike Broaddus - Ex-Officio (Vint Hill
for offering to contribute so much of their time and efforts                       Economic Development Authority); Elizabeth Haring-
to our community: Chris Pearmund - Chairman of the                                 Coomes (Old Town Insurance & Financial Services,
Board (Pearmund Cellars, The Winery at La Grange,                                  Inc.); Lynne Richman Cox (Southern Fauquier Business
and Vint Hill Craft Winery); Priscilla Hottle – Chair                              Owners Association); Jamie Gorman (Sigma College
Elect/Vice-Chair of Economic Development (Hottle and                               of Small Business, Inc.); Dr. Jonathan Lewis (Fauquier
Associates); George Turner - Immediate Past Chairman                               County Public Schools); Kenneth L. McLawhon - Ex-
of the Board (Marshall Consulting Group); Rich                                     Officio (Town of Warrenton); Talmage Reeves - Ex-
Benedetto – Vice-Chair of Existing Business (Media Box                             Officio (Fauquier County Department of Economic
Studios); Jim Carson – Vice-Chair of Legislative Affairs                           Development); Bob Sylcox (Middleburg Bank); and Pam
(Carson Ashley & Associates); Ray Knott - Treasurer                                Symington (Times Community News).
(BB&T); Scott Merriman – Vice-Chair of Tourism                                     Thank you to both our current and past Board Members,
(Scenic America, Inc.); and Kyle Shrauger – Vice-                                  for your time and your thoughts. You have made, and
Chair of Membership (F1 Computer Solutions, Inc.).                                 continue to make, the Chamber what it is today!
 Wednesday Leadshare Location Change                                                                              Inside this Issue . . .
              Effective immediately, the Wednesday Leadshare will
meet weekly at 8:00 AM at the office of the Fauquier Times-                                                       Upcoming Events ............................... 2
Democrat,      located     at   39   Culpeper     Street   in   Warrenton.                                        Women’s Business Council ............... 3
   If you are not currently a member of one the Fauquier Chamber Leadshare
groups, check it out! We currently have three groups meeting weekly. The                                          Valentine Showcase............................ 3
Tuesday group meets at 8:00 AM at Denny’s in Warrenton, Wednesday at                                              Young Professionals........................... 3
8:00 AM at the Fauquier Times-Democrat, and Thursday at 8:00 AM at
                                                                                                                  New & Renewing Members............... 4
the Long and Foster offices in Warrenton. If you are interested, stop in for
a meeting! Guests are welcome to attend two meetings per group before                                             Constant Contact ............................... 5
making the decision to join. Call or email the Chamber if you have any                                            Kudos .................................................. 6
questions, we would be happy to talk with you about joining a Leadshare
                            Chamber Chat is a publication of the Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce
                  Chairman of the Board: Chris Pearmund ♦ Chamber President: Joe Martin ♦ Newsletter Editor: Tessa Rasnick
        205-1 Keith Street ♦ P.O. Box 127 ♦ Warrenton, VA 20188 ♦ 540.347.4414 ♦ FAX 540.347.7510 ♦
      The Chamber’s mission is to serve the membership, promote responsible economic growth, a positive business climate and an
                                    enhanced quality of life in Fauquier County and its trade area.
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February 2011                                                                                           2

                Join us for the February Member Luncheon
                                                Wednesday, February 9
                                            from 11:30 A.M. until 1:30 P.M.
                                                             at The Inn at Vint Hill
                                                          4200 Aiken Drive, Warrenton

   Keynote Speaker:
            Douglas M. Marshall, III, CPA
            “TAMING THE TAX MAZE”
                                 $25 Member or - Must RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, 2011 to receive this rate!
                                                    $35 No RSVP/Invoice/No-Show after RSVP
                                                       $35 Non-member (payable in advance)

                                             PLEASE CALL 540-347-4414 to RSVP

                                                  February After 5 Social
                                                  Thursday, February 17
                                                    5:00 until 7:00 PM
                                                  Location: 205-1 Keith Street Warrenton
       Sponsored by:
              Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce
                   90th Anniversary Committee
               Appetizers will be provided be The Iron Bridge Wine Company
                      Wine will be provided by Vint Hill Craft Winery
                                                            Please RSVP to 540-347-4414
                                                        or email

Industry is the soul of business and the keystone of prosperity. – Charles Dickens                              
February 2011                                                                                                        3

                     Time to Verify
   Make sure to verify your business listing before the 2011-                             Valentine Showcase
                                                                                             Open House
2012 Business Directory goes to press. You may check your
information online at, click on

                                                                                                   at your Chamber
the business directory link and search for your business
name. Please verify your address, phone numbers, category,
and “Power Blurb.”       If you find errors or need to change
your information, please email updates and changes to                                              Tuesday, February 8                                                                         11:30-2:00 PM
             Fauquier Chamber                                                                      205-1 Keith Street, Warrenton
                                                                                                    Chamber Conference Room
             Young Professionals                                                    Items will be available for purchase from the following Chamber
      If you or any of your employees are age 18-40 and                                                      Member vendors:
are interested in building relationships and becoming
more active in the Chamber community, come out and                                Jafra Cosmetics, International - Linda Wright
meet the Young Professionals! This group offers various                               Jockey Person to Person - Linda Dick
opportunities to meet and work with other young people in
this community of commerce away from the office setting.                                                 Premier Designs
Non-member guests welcome.                                                                                         Lunch provided by
   The Fauquier Chamber Young Professionals will be
meeting twice monthly in 2011. Morning & evening events                                                           The Inn at Vint Hill
will be held! If you or an employee would like to be added                                                        RSVP’s not required
to the Young Professionals email list, please send an email

                      Women’s Business Council
                   Leadership Seminar & Luncheon
                                                      Thursday, March 24, 2011
                                                       11:30 AM until 1:30 PM
                                                         at Fauquier Springs Country Club
                                                        9236 Tournament Drive, Warrenton

       The third event in the Luncheon and Seminar Series will once again feature Cathy Lange. Cathy
     will present “Kick It Up a Notch!” where you’ll learn a recipe for rainmaking that uses your natural
   talents to activate your network to get more clients and keep them. Cathy is an experienced and dynamic
    professional, offering a variety of services including Executive Coaching and Leadership Development.
                                                                       Sponsored by:
                     Appleton Campbell, Inc. BB&T Cleansing Water, Inc. Country Chevrolet, Inc. Dominion Court Reporting, Inc.
       Farmers Insurance Group - Janice S. Sutton Fauquier County Department of Economic Development Foxfire Consulting Golden Rule Builders, Inc.
                 Hottle and Associates Law Office of Mark B. Williams, PLC Marianne Clyde, LMFT, PLLC Marshall Consulting Group
           Media Box Studios Mulford Mediation Oak Springs of Warrenton Oak View National Bank Rankin’s Furniture SonaBank, N.A.
              The Fauquier Bank Times Community News Town of Warrenton Union First Market Bank Warrenton Auto Service, Inc.

       We look forward to seeing you in April at the next Women’s Business Council Leadership Seminar & Luncheon! Watch your email for more details .

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates                                           
February 2011                                                                     4

    Thank you to these members for renewing their membership in December!
              Able Bodied Computers, Inc.
                                                                       Independence Empowerment Center, Inc.
            Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
                                                                                    Inn At Kelly’s Ford
                Appleton Campbell, Inc.
                                                                                      Jefferson Motel
          Archie O. Edwards - Long & Foster
    Austin Realty Management & Investments, Inc.
                                                                                          Jiffy Lube
                                                                             Joiner Micro Laboratories, Inc.
                 Ben Gravett Enterprises
                                                                              Kristen Gardner Photography
                     Bingo T. Clown
                                                                               Lawrence J. Finkel, MD, PC
                     Black Horse Inn
                                                                                 Lindsey’s Vision Center
                   Bohler Engineering
                                                                                     M3Company, Inc.
            Bottom Line Bookkeeping, LLC
                                                                                   McClanahan Camera
                                                                                     Meadows Electric
              Chuck Mullins Plumbing, LLC
                                                                                   Miller Brothers, Inc.
                 Country Chevrolet, Inc.
                                                                                     Morgan Oil Corp.
                       Didlake, Inc.
                                                                                     Narmada Winery
               Dok Klaus Computer Care
                                                                       Northern Piedmont Community Foundation
            Dominion Court Reporting, Inc.
                                                                               O’Roark Asset Management
          Don Robertson - Weichert Realtors
                                                                                         PBGH, LLP
       Edward Jones Investments - Stan Parkes
                                                                            Piedmont Environmental Council
             Fallon, Myers & Marshall, LLP
                                                                               Piedmont Internal Medicine
                                                                                  Piedmont United Way
                    Fauquier County
                                                                        Primary Investment & Management, Inc.
             Fauquier County Farm Bureau
                                                                             Quality Software Systems, Inc.
                Fauquier Free Clinic, Inc.
                                                                               Raggo Advertising Products
    Fauquier Health Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
                                                                                    Rankin’s Furniture
          Fauquier Roofing & Siding Co., Inc.
                                                                           Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
           Flory Small Business Center, Inc.
                                                                                  T&J Ceramic Tile, Inc.
             Flying Circus Foundation, Inc.
                                                                                    The Fauquier Bank
                  Gaila Grooming, Inc.
                                                                                   The Paint Shop, Ltd.
                 Gavin E. Reynolds, DDS
                                                                             The Warrenton Salvation Army
         Harrington Software Associates, Inc.
                                                                                 TML- A Xerox Company
           Henley Management Realty, Inc.
                                                                                   Tom Frost Firestone
                   Highland Commons
                                                                             United Recovery Service, Inc.
         Hodge Financial & Insurance Services
                                                                                Verizon Communications
                  Holtzman Vogel PLLC
                                                                                      Village Flowers
        Home Sweet Home Improvements, LLC
                                                                                 Vintage Ridge Vineyard
              Hospice of the Rapidan, Inc.
                                                                             Wakefield Country Day School
                  Howard Johnson Inn

               Welcome New Members Joining in December!
 Allied Associates International, Inc.                   B-K Office Supply, Inc.     Potomac Disposal Services
           Mr. James Roop                                    Mr. Jim Killmer            Ms. Christine Walker
   6801 Kennedy Road, Suite 302                              P.O. Box 2720              9650 Hawkins Drive
        Warrenton, VA 20187                              Winchester, VA 22603           Manassas, VA 20109
           (540) 341-8262                                 1154 Martinsburg Pike            (571) 220-2871                             Winchester, VA 22603  
      Government Contractors                                 (800) 572-9895         Trash Collection & Recycling

Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded. ~Author Unknown                                   
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                                                                      Join us in celebrating the opening of
            Connections                                               Emergicare of Warrenton
      Helps family caregivers answer the question—
           ”What can we do at home all day?”
                                                                           Thursday, February 10
       The Connections program offers 8 weeks of in-home
                                                                                at 2:00 PM
         training and support for caregivers of people with              75 West Lee Highway, Warrenton
     Alzheimer’s or dementia. Caregivers learn how to set up            Light refreshments will be served immediately
        meaningful activities for their loved one. This free                       following the ceremony.
     program is available to caregiving families of people with
       Alzheimer’s or dementia in the counties of Culpeper,
          Fauquier, Orange, Madison, and Rappahannock.

         For more information call RRCSB/AAA at
      825-3100 and ask about the Connections program.
                        Provided in partnership by the
                     Rappahannock Rapidan Community
                    Services Board/Area Agency on Aging
                   and the Alzheimer’s Association Central
                         & Western Virginia Chapter.

There is nothing permanent except change. - Heraclitus                                        
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• Mid-Atlantic Home Health Network, Inc. and JOCKEY, Person to Person – Linda Dick for providing door prizes
at the January Member Luncheon.
• Chris Pearmund of Pearmund Cellars, The Winery at La Grange and the Vint Hill Craft Winery, on winning the
50/50 and donating it to the Chamber.
• Spiritual Care Support Ministries on receiving the ExxonMobil Employees’ Favorite Charities Campaign Grant.
• Harmon’s Hayrides, Carriages and Training on being named again to the Washingtonian Magazine’s
Recommended Wedding Vendor List for 2011.
• Austin Realty Management & Investments, Inc. featured in the Bull Run Observer.
• Fauquier Health on advertising the Chamber’s January After 5 Social on their Wellness Center correspondence.
• Chamber members celebrating anniversaries: Northern Piedmont Federal Credit Union, 57 years, and Gaila
Grooming, Inc., 21 years.
• Lord Fairfax Community College on their new logo.
• Fauquier County Public Schools Bradley, Brumfield, Greenville, Ritchie and Smith Elementary Schools on
receiving Virginia’s “2011 Board of Education Excellence Award” and Coleman, Thompson and Walter Elementary
Schools and Kettle Run High School on receiving the “2011 Board of Education Competence to Excellence Award.”
• Heritage Financial, LLC on joining Acorn Financial Advisory Services and The Strategic Financial Alliance, Inc,
but will retain its name and ownership as before.
• TML-A Xerox Company on being designated as Global’s 29th Core Operating Company.
• Foxfire Consulting featured on a local cable program “Keeping It Real” and hosted by Marianne Clyde, LMFT,
• McClanahan Camera for their informative article on Taking Photos in the Snow in the Discovery Publications’
• Jim Rankin, Rankin’s Furniture, on their recent purchase of the Colonial Beach Shopping Center.
• The Partnership for Warrenton Foundation for hosting the Warrenton City MasterKey program.
• Smith-Midland Corp. on receiving a second-place award by the National Precast Concrete Association’s Annual
Creative Use of Precast Awards, and on receiving the top honor at the largest trade show for precast concrete, The
Precast Show 2011.
• TLC Services, LLC on being featured in the Times Community News Fauquier Times-Democrat.

                        Be sure to let the Chamber know if you have Kudos-worthy news! Submit in writing
                                         to or fax to 347-7510.

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