Economic Development Resources

Economic Development Resources

 
 
The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce has received a United States Economic Development Administration CARES Act Recovery Assistance Supplemental Award for the Eastern Shore of Virginia through the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission. The grant will provide funding through June 2022, allowing the chamber to offer economic response and recovery planning assistance to our businesses as they craft new resiliency plans to address future situations such as the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic.
 
We hope all Chincoteague business owners will take time to complete the following survey as providing the best practices, ideas, challenges, obstacles and opportunities you have experienced during this pandemic and other recent disasters will help us identify areas of assistance that will best benefit our business community. Implementation may include but not limited to:
 
– Workshops focused on Business Resiliency, Strategic Planning, Marketing, Communications, Website Design and Social Media Platforms
– Develop stronger and more user-friendly Economic Development Resources section on ChincoteagueChamber.com
– Lunch & Learns focused on relevant economic development topics – insurance, banking, workforce development, tax accounting and Small Business Administration
– Workforce Development Training
– Monthly Networking Luncheons, Business Before/During/After Hours, Job Fairs and Chamber Sponsored Events and Meetings
 
Although the deadline to complete this survey is Friday, October 2, 2020, we greatly value your input and it is welcome at any time.
 

TAKE THIS SURVEY BY CLICKING HERE 

 
If you have any questions about this survey or ideas of how your business can participate in any of the above events, please contact Joanne Moore at joanne@chincoteaguechamber.com.
 
We greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey.
 
Sincerely,
Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce
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Resources

Eastern Shore of Virginia Housing Alliance is a non-profit Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) which focuses on preparing Eastern Shore residents for the responsibilities of homeownership. The Alliance also continues its vital work in reconstructing and rehabilitating houses that have no indoor plumbing. Flyer.

The second round of the HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program will open on Thursday, October 22. The HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program will fund solutions that help small business owners respond and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and also help to revitalize and strengthen older and historic downtown commercial districts. Grants of $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded on a competitive and first-come, first-served basis. A minimum of 50 percent of grants will benefit diverse-owned businesses, as defined by the Small Business Administration as minority, woman, veteran, disabled, and/or LGBTQ-owned.

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Seminars

October 19, 2020 – 12:30pm – Virginia Economic Developers Association/Virginia Economic Development Partnership impactED with Speakers Glenn Youngkin, Co-Founder and Chair of Virginia Ready, and Stephen Moret, President & CEO of Virginia Economic Development Partnership REGISTER

October 22, 2020 – 12:00 pm – Rebuild & Reimagine: COVID-19’s Impact on Plans for New Real Estate Development. Join Virginia Community Capital, McGuireWoods Consulting, and VEDA for a conversation with real estate developers Ed Walker and Dave McCormack on October 22, at 12 pm. Known for their catalytic projects and innovative approaches to rehab and reuse developments, these two developers will share their experience with COVID-19, how it has impacted their current work, and how they are adjusting their approach to future projects. REGISTER

November 9, 2020  – Webinar: Getting Your Business Financially Fit! (Session 2) – When you own a small business, every choice you make, from how you spend money, to how much you charge for services, makes a difference! Join us as we discuss The 8 C’s of Turning a Decline to an Approval for a Business Loan and Managing Your Personal and Business Credit Score REGISTER

November 10, 2020 – 9 am – 12 pm – Virginia Economic Developers Association Virtual Media Relations Training REGISTER

November 16-17, 2020 – Virginia Institute for Economic Development Virginia Industrial Development Authorities Institute REGISTER

November 19, 2020 – Financial Strategies Workshop – Tools to Help Your Business Become Efficient and Profitable – This workshop focuses on businesses beyond “Start-Up” but still considered a “new” business (1-3 years). Session 2 of a 3-part series. REGISTER 

November 23, 2020 – Hampton Roads/Eastern Shore Region: Virtual One-on-One Business Counseling – One-on-one counseling sessions on how to do business with Virginia state agencies and how to access business development resources, including SWaM Certification and State financing programs.  These 1 hour sessions are by appointment only. REGISTER

November 30, 2020 – Hampton Roads/Eastern Shore Region: Virtual One-on-One Business Counseling – One-on-one counseling sessions on how to do business with Virginia state agencies and how to access business development resources, including SWaM Certification and State financing programs.  These 1 hour sessions are by appointment only. REGISTER

December 2, 2020 – Financial Strategies Workshop: Planning Your Business Exit Strategy – This workshop focuses on business owners considering an exit strategy … planning to sell or transfer ownership of the business to an investor/other company or pass it down to family.  Session 3 of a 3-part series. REGISTER

December 8, 2020 – 9 am – 12 pm – Virginia Economic Developers Association Virtual Media Relations Training REGISTER

 

 

 

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