February 2017 NewsletterFebruary 03, 2017
STAFF Becky McDonough
President & CEO
Tourism Customer Service
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Executive Committee
Lucas McCall State Farm Agency
Dr. Vern Lindquist
Richard Bland College
Dominion Virginia Power
Baymont Inn & Suites
John Randolph Medical Center
Riley E. Ingram, Jr.
Ingram & Associates
Mark Bric Display
Container First Services
Burnett & Williams PC
City of Hopewell
Prince George County
Hopewell/Prince George Jaycees
MEET JANUARY 2017
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February 2017 Chamber's Mission for Member
& Community Visibility
The Continued Story of an Improved Website
Over the past month we found our inner techie. Here are some of the things we've learned:
- If you have more than one domain name, be sure that the oldest is the dominant web address
- When you register your domain name, renew it for 5 years (Google likes that)
- Have a professional be sure your site has not been hacked (Google does not like hacked sites)
- Make sure all your listings on sites like Yellow Pages, trade organizations, and Google search have the correct website, contact, and hours for your business.
Our rankings have increased overall and traffic to our site has increased as well. We have more behind the scenes to do and then we'll work on revamping the appearance of the website for a fresh look and easier navigation.
We want to draw people to our site and thus draw them to you. Make sure you have a complete member profile updated in your Chamber Master Member Center to maximize this exposure! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help with login.
NEW! Member to Member Offers Part of our activities to connect member businesses to each other is to have member to member special offers. We have solidified the below benefits. Claim these savings from fellow Chamber Members!
Heaton's Lawn Maintenance & Landscaping
10% discount when you mention you are a Chamber member. Call (804) 862-5296 for details.
Prince George Golf Course
Play golf Wednesday or Friday (starting at 4:30pm-5:00pm) in the partner league, during the months of April through October. This includes 9 holes of golf and a golf cart at $15 a player. You can also purchase a cooperative golf course membership, which offers a discount to you and your employees for the year when you come and play at our course. Or you can host a golf outing with our great packages! Call Coley O'Dell at (804) 991-2251 for details.
Loss Control Innovations
Members receive a 10% discount on hourly consultation rate ($125.00/hour) for assistance with OSHA compliance, ergonomic assessments, and more. Call (804) 344-0009 for details.
BluePay Merchant Processing (Credit Card Processing)
Members receive free cost analysis with honest feedback and no hard sales tactics. "Cost plus" pricing structure with no hidden fees, no startup costs, and No Early Termination Fee. Members will also receive special pricing on "EMV" capable terminals (FD130 or VX520) along with next day funding on all card types (Visa, MC, Discover, Amex) Call (804) 241-4231 for details.
Wilkinson Advertising aka Whiz Bang Promotions (Promotional Items - small to large orders)
Claim your members only 20% discount for promotional items. Call for details. Compare today! Call Becky Hammond (804)605-2581.
New Members receive FREE 3-month subscription to the Hopewell News and FREE 3"x5" black and white ad. (offer valid first 3 months of chamber membership only). Call (804)458-8511 for details.
Mark Bric Display
Call 804-862-4655 mention your HPG membership and ask for your members only 10% discount! This applies to all of our trade show exhibit systems, visual merchandising frames and accessories and our popular banner stand choices. See your product selections at www.MarkBricDisplay.com and www.ISOframeExhibits.com
Don't Forget - Members may schedule the use of the Chamber Board Room for FREE in downtown Hopewell. The room comfortably seats twelve. Contact the Chamber Office for available dates and accessibility after and before hours. Email email@example.com or call (804) 541-2461 for details.
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THANK YOU TO OUR ANNUAL BREAKFAST SPONSORS Make plans to attend the Membership Breakfast today!
Check Out Chamber Renewals to Date - Membership 2017! Accent ON FLOORS Airgas Dry Ice & Carbonic American Legion/Hopewell Post 146 American Red Cross Southside Area Chapter APEX Professional Pest Control Appomattox Imaging Center Appomattox Regional Library System Appomattox River Medical Center Appomattox River Peanut & Wine Co. Bank of McKenney Baymont Inn & Suites Best Western Plus Hopewell Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Richmond & Tri-Cities BluePay Branchester Lakes Apartments Breez-In Associates, L.C. Bryant & Stratton College Butterworth Lofts, LLC Candlewood Suites - Colonial Heights Canfield Baer LLP Capital Region Airport Commission Carraway Glass Company Catered Affairs by Shelby Caudle-Hyatt, Inc. Cavalier Square Limited Partnership Cesare's Ristorante Italiano Charles City County Circle (D) Mart, c/o Davis Oil Co. City of Hopewell Sheriff's Office Clark's Auto Care Center, Inc. Commtronics of VA, Inc. Community College Workforce Alliance Consolidated Leasing, Inc. Crater Regional Workforce Investment Board Crater Small Business Development Center of Longwood University Creating A Better Life Crossroads Ford Custom Comfort by Winn, Ltd. D.F. Lunsford Constructions Destination Theater Dirty Deed Power Washing Dominion Generation-Hopewell Power Station
Donna Dean Stevens
Dupont Teijin Films EVB Evonik Corporation Farmingdale Townhouses FDM Tactical FOLAR, Inc. Ford Agency, Inc. Fort Lee Credit Union Green Plains, Inc. Gregory & Associates Hackney Real Estate Services Harlan Construction Co, Inc. Heaton's Lawn Maintenance & Landscaping Historic Hopewell Foundation Hopewell Chemical Federal Credit Union Hopewell Cogeneration Limited Partnership Hopewell Downtown Partnership Hopewell Iron & Metal Co., Inc. Hopewell Lofts Hopewell Museum of Art and Intercultural History Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority Hyatt Place Richmond Chester Ingram & Associates Real Estate Invincia Insurance Solutions ITAC J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home J.W. Enochs, Inc. James River Genco, LLC Jefferson Pointe Apartments John Randolph Medical Center Joint Logistics Managers, Inc. K & L Barbecue Landen Strapping Lebow Eye Associates, P.C. Leete Tire & Auto Center Ligon Jones Insurance Services Logistics Solutions Group, Inc. Loyal Order of Moose - Hopewell Mark Bric Display Marks & Associates, P.C. Marks & Harrison Matthew Stewart - Attorney at Law McDaniel Financial Group, Inc. McDonough Real Estate Middle Peninsula Insurance & Financial Services Mitchell, Wiggins & Co, CPA Morris Cardiovascular & Risk Reduction Center OK Tire of Hopewell, Inc. Omni Financial Order of AHEPA Parr & Abernathy Realty Paul Perdue Attorneys Peoples Advantage Federal Credit Union Perdue Farms Personal Care Preferred Group Petersburg Area Regional Tourism Prince George County Prince George County Regional Heritage Center, Inc. Prince George Electric Cooperative Prince George Golf Course Prince George Public Schools Prince George Vigilant Self Storage Professional Maintenance Co., Inc. Pro-Vend, Inc. R.D. Dereski, Termite & Pest Control Rebuilding Together Richmond & Tri-Cities Retro Insulation, Inc. Richard Bland College River View on the Appomattox Health and Rehab Center River's Bend Grill & Bar Rolls-Royce Crosspointe Rosa's Italian Ristorante' Pizzeria Rotary Club of Prince George Rduy L. Hawkins Electrical Contractor James Cuddihy Safe Kids Coalition - Southern Chapter Sands Anderson PC Scents of Cedar Bed & Breakfast SERVPRO of Chesterfield, Tri-Cities, Plus Shamin Hotels, Inc. Smart Beginnings Southeast Southpark Mall LLC Southside Regional Medical Center Starke's Muffler & Auto Stay-Over Storage Stay-Over Suites Strosnider Chevrolet Subway Sandwiches/Salads SW Funk Industrial Contractors, Inc. The Bank of Southside Virginia The Bogese Companies The Creative Arts Space, LLC The Hopewell Publishing Company The James House The Lead Center The Progress-Index The Stone Financial Group The Theater Company at Fort Lee The Woman's Club of Prince George county Timmons Group Torsten E. Peterson Jr., Attorney-at-Law Twin Rivers Townhomes United Way Hopewell - Prince George Unity Baptist Church USO HRCV Vance Insulation Vantage Point Federal Credit Union Virginia Commonwealth Bank Virginia Eye Institute Virginia Family Dentistry Virginia's Gateway Region Vital Signs of Chester Vulcan Materials, Inc. Wendy Austin West End Christian School West End Service Center, Inc. Winsupply Womack Publishing Co., Inc. Woodlawn Baptist Church Woodlawn Presbyterian Church
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Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce | 804-541-2461
4100 Oaklawn Blvd.
Hopewell, VA 23860