The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce exists to improve the quality of life of those living and doing business in the community by working in partnership with its members and local government. Focusing leadership on challenges and opportunities, the chamber strives to empower individual businesses and the collective entrepreneurial community to fulfill their financial and human potential. The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce strives to be an advocate for the community’s best interests and a catalyst for achieving those goals which are best for its members and the greater community
Long Term Goals
Leadership Farmville is a seven-month program with sessions devoted to a variety of government, education, economic development, and community service subjects, which affect community growth and quality of life.
The purpose of Leadership Farmville is to create an expanding pool of people who will form the nucleus of the community’s future. They will be leaders in their home, workplace and community.
Leadership Farmville’s objectives are to help participants develop their own leadership potential by educating them about the role and workings of government, education and volunteer community service; to unite community residents from diverse backgrounds to ensure the tapestry of partnership is woven with all threads so the quilt of common purpose is the truth, is durable, and comfortably fits; to provide allies for those who already hold elective or appointive office - those who understand the process of government and how the community functions will be more likely to respond effectively to the reality of challenge and potential; to explain the relationship the community has with the regional, state and federal governments so that challenges and solutions, answers and understandings, are complete, not partial.
For more information on the Leadership Farmville Program, contact the Chamber office at 434-392-3939 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DMO Designation:The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce is a Designated Marketing Organization with the Virginia Tourism Corporation. We provide information to travelers concerning accommodations, and area maps of the counties of Prince Edward and Cumberland.
Virginia’s Retreat Consortium and Virginia Civil War Trails:The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-voting but active participant in the Virginia’s Retreat Consortium that sustains the Driving Tour of the Route of Lee’s Retreat – the first of the current Civil War network of sites known as Virginia’s Civil War Trails. The consortium is currently marketing the region for the outdoor rec traveler as well as the Civil War traveler.
THOYA: The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce is a partner of THOYA (The Heart of Your Adventure). Visit their website here: http://theheartofyouradventure.com/
Prince Edward/Farmville Electronic Community:The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce participates in the Prince Edward/Farmville Electronic Community, a community of business, government, education and healthcare providers interested in bringing broadband and improved cellular service to the Prince Edward/Farmville communities.
Business Support Projects
Business Seminars: The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce hosts seminars, some in partnership with the Longwood Small Business Development Center, that make information and consultation services available to businesses for a minimal investment of time and finances.