About the Chamber

The Giles County Chamber of Commerce has been operating in Giles County, Virginia since 1937. As a membership organization with over 100 Members, we are committed to serving our Member’s needs, contributing to the vibrant business community in Giles County, promoting our Members FIRST and encouraging the SHOP LOCAL movement.

 

Our Chamber office and Visitors Center is located in downtown Pearisburg at 203 North Main Street. We have ample space within our facility to place brochures, rack cards, business cards, flyers and information packets about your business or service. We graciously work to promote your business to interested parties who call our office or request information on the area in general.

 

The Chamber focuses on distributing information about our Member businesses and services, provides opportunities for Members to engage with one another and stays active on social media promoting our Members. We strive to help maintain the Giles County quality of life while sustaining our local economy.

 

Chamber mixer
Chamber

What Can the Giles County Chamber of Commerce Do For You?

  • We can arrange for ribbon cutting ceremonies.
  • We can list your contact information on our website.
  • We can link your website from our website.
  • We can invite you to numerous social events allowing opportunity to meet and network with other citizens and business owners.
  • We can increase your exposure via after hours mixers and informational luncheons.
  • We can have your literature available in our office.
  • We can offer suggestions and guidance with any local concerns you might have.
  • We are open to customized suggestions from you.
  • We promote your business by encouraging citizens to spend and donate locally.

Here is a small sample of networking success stories from one person’s observations.

  • Chamber involvement led to summer job for college student.
  • Chamber involvement led to repeat business for local caterer.
  • Chamber involvement led to auto sale for local dealership.
  • Chamber involvement led to appliance sale for local business.
  • Chamber involvement led to event booking for local photographer.
  • Chamber involvement led to event booking for local travel agent.
  • Chamber involvement led to facility rentals for local establishment.
  • Chamber involvement increased awareness for spending and donating locally.
  • Chamber involvement increased awareness of local businesses, events, and recreation.

 

Meet the Board

  • Steve Chafin, President – Farm Bureau Insurance
  • Keli Ratcliffe, Secretary – Thompson & Litton
  • Debbie Morris – Treasurer – Town of Rich Creek
  • Jeff Dinger – Giles Co. Administration
  • Cora Gnegy – Giles Co. Tourism Marketing Director
  • Jason Buckland – Buckland Law Firm
  • Sarah Thwaites -First National Bank of Peterstown, Narrows
  • Shelia Stafford – Celco Community Credit Union

Volunteers

The Chamber thanks each of our volunteers for their time and service!!

The Chamber is staffed by dedicated volunteers. During summer months, we have the ACCE students and interns assisting with projects and manning the office. The remainder of the year, the Chamber & Visitors Center is staffed by citizen volunteers.  Would you like to know more about volunteering?  Contact Cathy Clark at 540-921-5000 or cathyclark05@yahoo.com.