• About the Chamber

  • About the Chamber

    The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce is a member driven business organization.  It unites hundreds of business and professional firms, thus creating a unique central agency working to improve business and build a better community. The Chamber membership includes business from sole proprietors to companies with over 350 members.

    Most importantly, the Chamber is people. People who realize that through the Chamber they can accomplish collectively what no one of them can do individually. The strength of the Chamber lies in attracting the greatest number of members and creating a pool of resources from which the organization can draw energy, ideas and finances.

    The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce is...

    • Leading the way in improving economic opportunities for all businesses, large and small.
    • Creating a climate of growth and laying a foundation for success that will be strong for years to come.
    • Keeping businesses connected to important issues that affect the economy and lifestyle of our community.
    • Providing a platform of opportunity where individuals and businesses can make a difference.
    • Proactive, Pro Business, Progressive

    Vision Statement
    The vision of the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce is to be a leader and advocate for business, and provide an influential voice dedicated to economic success and quality of life.

    Mission Statement
    The mission of the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce is to serve the interest of its members, and promote economic prosperity in the region.

    Business Plan
    The initiatives outlined in this Business Plan will move the Chamber's Strategic Plan forward and allow this Chamber to carry out its Vision and Mission for our members and community.  Programs, products and services are listed along with their desired outcomes.

    In 2017-2018, the Chamber will focus its efforts on four strategic goals:

    • Serve as the leading advocate for business in government affairs and public policy issues
    • Advance Chamber communications and public relations strategies
    • Enhance membership value and growth
    • Position the Chamber, businesses, and community at large for the future


  • Board of Directors

  • David Forlines, Chairman
    Mid-Atlantic Test & Ballance


    Dave White, 2nd Vice Chair
    State Farm Insurance

  • Lori Ashwell
    South Boston Memorials

  • JR Griffin
    Comfort Systems USA

  • Pam Taylor
    Southside Virginia Community College

  • Grey Watson, 1st Vice Chair
    Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital - Dominion Health Group

  • Alyssa Rogers, ABB
    Alyssa Rogers, Treasurer
    Rogers Electrical

  • Twanita Carr-Davis

  • Nancy Long
    Virginia Cantaloupe Festival, Chair
    Edward Jones Investments

  • Robert Bates, Immediate Past Chair
    Benchmark Community Bank

  • Dr. Betty Adams
    Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

  • Mary Jane Francisco
    Huber Engineered Woods

  • Nick Long
    WHLF 95.3

  • Chamber Staff