You will discover that membership in the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce is an investment in the future of our community and its economic environment. As a Chamber member you will also have the opportunity to help carry out the Chamber’s program of work and to give your business a great deal of positive exposure through networking, sponsorship and marketing opportunities.
Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration
Network with other business professionals at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Banquet. Typically over 350 people attend this annual event to celebrate the Chamber’s accomplishments of the past year and vision for the upcoming year. The 2021 event will be held virtually. Register online by clicking here.
Congratulations to our 2019-20 Award Winners!
Business of the Year - The Busy Bean, Anne Eakes
Business Person of the Year - Ankur "AB" Brahmbhatt, Quality Inn & Papa John's
Young Professional of the Year - Jeremy Holt, Long & Foster
Chamber Fall Classic Golf Tournament
Our Annual Chamber Fall Classic Golf Tournament provides an excellent opportunity to entertain clients and offers an invigorating day of business networking, socializing, and fun. The 2021 tournament will be held at Halifax Country Club on Friday, September 24, 2021. Players enjoy a day in the sun with an exciting 4-man scramble tournament.
Virginia Cantaloupe Festival
The Virginia Cantaloupe Festival is typically held each year on the 4th Friday in July. This sell-out event draws close to 2,000 people from all across the region to Halifax County. Business and the community gather together to celebrate all that our area has to offer. The festival is a true celebration of what Halifax County has to offer, featuring locally grown vegetables, and of course, cantaloupe. With major media sponsors, the festival is guaranteed maximum exposure. While preserving tradition and history, the Virginia Cantaloupe Festival strives to stimulate the local economy, entertain, and involve the community and visitors in a fun-filled atmosphere.
The 41st Annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival scheduled for Friday, August 27, 2021. Information on the 2021 festival will be released March 1. For more information, visit: www.valopefest.com
Leadership Halifax County
Leadership Halifax County is an exciting program sponsored by the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce to develop leadership skills of individuals within the community. Whether you have past experience in community affairs or are just becoming active, this program will challenge you to think about the future and change the way you deal with the present.
Since 1989, the Chamber has graduated more than 300 individuals from the program. They are now challenging themselves, serving their employers and our community in active community-building efforts. You, too, can be a part of this dedicated, dynamic, and successful group of leaders.
The program includes nine Leadership Day Sessions that offer focused leadership training, exciting behind-the-scenes tours, and engaging conversations with local leaders. The opening reception is planned for October 21, 2020. Leadership Day Sessions are scheduled for the first and third Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from November 2020 through March 2021.
Focus areas includeagriculture, business, entrepreneurship, education, government, health and human services, manufacturing, recreation, and tourism. Leadership topics include self-awareness, leading in a changing world, effective communication, dealing with crises, delivering feedback, team building, and decision making.
The 2020-2021 Leadership Halifax County class will graduate on March 18, 2021.
Halifax Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs