• 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 400 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.

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
    The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce views Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion as a staple for growth and sustainability in our region.

    Core Values
    Member Driven
    Our Membership is the basis of our strength and we consider their needs in all aspects of our business.

    We value the contributions of a geographically and demographically diverse community. 

    We proactively engage in issues and opportunities to move Halifax County forward.

    We will operate with the highest standards of ethics and honesty, keeping the interests of the Chamber and community as a whole as a priority.

    As a proactive and forward-thinking organization, we create meaningful programs that add value and meet the needs our members.

    We value strong working relationships with other agencies and stakeholders.

    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 2023-2024, the Chamber will focus its efforts on the following:

    • Maintain Operational Excellence
    • Strengthen Volunteer Development and Engagement
    • Create and Elevate our DEI Strategy
    • Impact Systemic Change Through Strategic Partnerships
    • Strengthen Advocacy Impact at All Levels


  • Board of Directors

  • Jeff Davis, Chair
    Halifax County Public Schools

  • Holley Conner Lewis, Treasurer
    Trane Technologies

  • Charles Anderson
    Virginia Cantaloupe Festival, Chair
    Charles Anderson Lawn Care Service

  • Denise Barksdale
    Town of Halifax

  • Brigid Layman
    Virginia Farm Bureau

  • Drew Robertson, Chair-elect
    Huber Engineered Woods

  • Jessica Walters, Immediate Past Chair

    NRC Health

  • Stephen Anderson
    Halifax Pharmacy

  • MC Day
    AJ Transport

  • Kelly McAbee
    Carter Bank & Trust

  • Brian Zwoyer, Vice Chair
    Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital


  • Dr. Betty Adams, Ex-Officio
    Community Strategic Plan Chair
    Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

  • Eric Arthur

    The Hilb Group

  • Jeremy Holt
    Oak River Realty

  • Alisha Rice
    Tri-County Community Action Agency

  • Chamber Staff