• February 2017 Newsletter

    February 03, 2017
     
    STAFF
    Becky McDonough
    President & CEO
    becky@hpgchamber.org
     
    Gail Kostro
    Administrative Assistant
    info@hpgchamber.org
     
    JoAnna Barrow
    Administrative Assistant
    memberservices@hpgchamber.org
     
    Shirley Parker
    Tourism Customer Service
    tourism@hpgchamber.org
     
     
    BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    Executive Committee
     
    Bruce Brockwell
    President
    EVB
     
    Heather McCall
    President Elect
    Lucas McCall State Farm Agency
     
    Wendy Austin
    Past President
    FOLAR
     
    Dr. Vern Lindquist
    Secretary
    Richard Bland College 
     
    Bhavik Shah
    Treasurer
    Arihant Group
     
    Directors
     
    Earnest Greene
    Dominion Virginia Power
     
    Traci Hackley
    Baymont Inn & Suites
     
    Jennifer Honaker
    John Randolph Medical Center
     
    Riley E. Ingram, Jr.
    Ingram & Associates
     
    Dennis McDermott
    ITAC
     
    William Mosley
    Carraway Glass
     
    Stacy Poole
    Mark Bric Display
     
    Craig Richards
    The Progress-Index
     
    Justin Schwartz
    Rolls-Royce Crosspointe
     
    Tim Webb
    Container First Services
     
    Jim Williams
    Burnett & Williams PC
     
    Ad-Hoc
     
    Charles Dane
    City of Hopewell
     
    Jeff Stoke
    Prince George County
     
    Jim Gallagher
    Edward Jones
     
    Hopewell/Prince George Jaycees
     
     
    MEET JANUARY 2017
    NEW MEMBERS
     
     
    Sunflower Gardens

    Bailey's Ridge Apartments
     
     
    NEW RESOURCE
    Need food delivered for a luncheon or a meeting? We know who to call!

    To request a copy contact tourism@hpgchamber.com
     
    February 2017
    Chamber's Mission for Member 
    & Community Visibility
    The Continued Story of an Improved Website
    www.hpgchamber.org
     
    Hello Everyone,

    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.
    While you won't be able to see the changes just by looking at your web page but Google analytics will provide results. 

    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 memberservices@hgpchamber.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.
     
    Hopewell News
    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 memberservices@hpgchamber.org 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!







     



     


     
     
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    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

    Work Zone
    City of Hopewell Economic Development Authority Donna Dean Stevens
    James R. Jones Builder Inc. John Randolph Foundation Southside Health Education Foundation
    Virginia American Water    
    Program of Community Building Activities
    1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
    Small Business Development Program Launch
    (call for information)

    Annual Breakfast

    Membership
     Orientation

    Central Perkin'
    Small Business Development

    Golf Tournament

    Membership Orientation 

    Central Perkin'
    Small Business Development

    Annual After Hours

    Membership Orientation

    Central Perkin'
    Small Business Development

    Membership Orientation

    Central Perkin'
     
     
     
    Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce | 804-541-2461 
    http://www.hpgchamber.org/
    4100 Oaklawn Blvd.
    Hopewell, VA 23860