• 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 365 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 2021-2022, the Chamber will focus its efforts on the following:

    • Business Development and Entrepreneurship
    • Government Relations
    • Talent & Leadership Development
    • Community Development
    • Community Outreach & Membership Development


  • Board of Directors

  • Petrina Carter, Chair
    Tri-County Community Action Agency

  • Kelly McAbee, Treasurer
    Carter Bank & Trust

  • Ryland Clark
    Hitachi Energy USA Inc.

  • Mike Lyon
    Brooks Lyon Funeral Home

  • Brian Zwoyer
    Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital

  • Jessica Walters, Chair-Elect



    Dr. Betty Adams, Immediate Past-Chair
    Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

  • Jeff Davis
    Halifax County Public Schools

  • Sandy McPherson
    Hunting Creek Vineyards

  • Tom Raab, Vice Chair
    Town of South Boston


    Janet Bennett
    Fairfield by Marriott

  • Brigid Layman
    Virginia Farm Bureau

  • Liz Smith
    Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation

  • Chamber Staff