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Inside the Isle Newsletter...October 2019
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Saturday & Sunday, November 2-3
 
Kick off the holiday season by spending it in charming Smithfield and Isle of Wight County during Holiday Open House Weekend. Enjoy sales and specials among our merchants and restaurants and a cheery welcome from all.

Visit www.visitsmithfield.com for individual shop listings for specific hours and days they will be participating.
 
Schools Awarded $10,000 STEM Grant with Support From Local Farmers
 
Grow Rural Education has awarded Isle of Wight County Schools a $10,000 grant, which will allow the Schools’ Land Lab to implement a cattle handling facility to teach safe animal handling practices to students participating in the Agriculture program. To qualify for the grant, local farmers including Mark Carr, Shawn Carr, DeeDee Darden, Pam Oliver, and Jesse Williams nominated Isle of Wight Schools to compete for the merit-based grant. READ FULL PRESS RELEASE
NEW BUSINESS LICENSE REPORT
SEPTEMBER 2019

 
 NEW BUSINESS LICENSES* SEPT YTD 19 YTD 18
 Isle of Wight County 11 156 200
 Town of Smithfield 1 49 84
 Town of Windsor 2 17 28
 TOTAL 14 222 312
*Includes home occupations and out-of-town contractors.

Download the Complete Business License List:  PDF Format (.pdf)  Excel Format (.xlsx)

New Business Highlights:
Dolled Up or Dapper Salon
(Windsor)


We extend a warm welcome to all of our new businesses -- thank you for putting down roots to grow in Isle of Wight County!
The Isle of Wight Chamber has partnered with Retail Alliance to bring you an informative workshop on "How to Create an Affordable Digital Marketing Strategy".

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by emailing chamber@theisle.org. SPACE IS LIMITED!
FREE SMALL BUSINESS COACHING
 
Jim Carroll will be at the IOW Chamber offices the following dates for FREE small business coaching:
 
November 14th - 9:00 a.m. - Noon
December 12th - 9:00 a.m. - Noon
 
Call the Chamber at 757-357-3502 to schedule your session! 
Featured Available Property
Office/Warehouse For Lease
895 W. Main Street, Smithfield

Former oil company property is approximately two acres and features a 3,800 SF building. Private offices, three bathrooms, huge shop & warehouse with loading dock, fenced yard and outside storage. Excellent visibility on Route 258 entering the Town of Smithfield directly across from the new Luter Sports complex. Zoned for light industrial use including office/warehouse or shop. For more information call 757-357-9191.
 
Search the County's available properties database for more commercial or industrial properties. If you own or represent a commercial property in Isle of Wight County that is available for sale or lease, please CONTACT US, and we will add it to our database.
RESOURCES & PARTNERS

Economic Development Website

Economic Development Facebook Page

Isle of Wight County Website

ACT Work Ready Communities

Isle of Wight County Central Permitting


Newcomer's Guide 2019

County Procurement Opportunities

Smithfield & Isle of Wight Tourism

Smithfield Farmers Market

Visit the Farms Brochure

Town of Smithfield

Smithfield 2020

Town of Windsor

Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Small Business Administration

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Port of Virginia

Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity

Virginia Business
One-Stop


Virginia Small Business Financing Authority

eVA - Virginia's eProcurement Portal

Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development

Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance

Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center

Hampton Roads Small Business Loans

ODU Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

SCORE Hampton Roads


Isle of Wight County Schools

Paul D. Camp Community College

Hampton Roads Workforce Council

Blackwater Regional Library

Retail Alliance
ACT WORK READY COMMUNITIES
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
AVAILABLE PROPERTIES
LOCAL BUSINESS LIST
Economic Development Staff:
 
Chris Morello
Director

Kristi Sutphin
Economic Development Coordinator

Nicole Talton
Economic Development Coordinator

Gloria Spratley
Administrative Assistant

757-356-1962
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