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Business After Hours

Networking events for business professionals.

Business After Hours
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Lunch and Learn Programs
Lunch and Learn

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Graduating seniors from Lee, Scott, and Wise County/City of Norton are eligible to apply for this Chamber program.

The Ford C. Quillen Memorial Scholarship offers two $500 scholarships. Download application.

The Cheryl Richardson Memorial Scholarship offers one $250 scholarship. Download application.

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Citizen of the Year Award/Small Business of the Year & Business Appreciation Awards

The Citizen of the Year Award is presented during the Chamber's Annual Gala and Dinner.

The Small Business of the Year Award and Business Appreciation Awards are presented during the Chamber's Business Appreciation Luncheon.

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Natural Resource Awareness Days

Held each September, Natural Resources Awareness Days, formerly Coal Appreciation Days, originated in 1984 as a joint effort to salute the coal industry and show appreciation for its contribution to Wise County. In 2001, the Chamber’s NRAD Committee  dramatically changed and expanded the program to include activities and speakers relating to all our natural resources including mined minerals, water, gas, oil, and timber. The name of the event was changed to Natural Resources Awareness Days. The goal is to raise awareness of the importance of all Wise County’s natural resources. Students view displays and participate in discussions about Wise County’s natural resources  as they relate to science topics incorporated in the Virginia Standards of Learning.   

Natural Resource Days
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Forward Wise County Leadership Development Program

Forward Wise County is a 10-week leadership  development program sponsored by the Wise County/City of Norton Chamber of Commerce.  Forward Wise County's mission is to identify and develop local leaders from among a diverse  group of individuals in business, industry, education, and civic groups who share a 

commitment to positive change in Wise County. Includes weekly sessions, a one-day retreat, and a graduation luncheon. Cost is $250.

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There are a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities available throughout the year. Those available are:

  • Leadership Program

  • Business Appreciation Awards

  • Best Friend Festival Days (Senior Citizen, Kid's Day, Family Night)

  • Chamber Gala & Silent Auction (Table Sponsor, Corporate Sponsor Food/Beverage Sponsor)

  • Natural Resource Awareness Days

  • Golf Tournament (Sponsor a Team, Hole Sponsor, Breakfast/Lunch Sponsor, Drink Sponsor, Giveaways)

  • Christmas Social

  • Business After Hours

  • Sponsor Lunch for a Chamber Meeting

  • Lunch & Learns

Please contact the Chamber for more details.

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