Smyth County Carolers

Volunteers are needed! Join the Smyth County Chamber of Commerce in bringing some holiday cheer to the residents of Valley Health Care Center and Francis Marion Manor. We will sing easy, traditional Christmas carols as a group. No registration needed; just come!

At 10:30 am, we will meet at Valley Health Care and run through a few carols together before singing for the residents at Valley Health Care at 11:00 am. The, we will head over to Francis Marion! We will meet at 1:15 pm to run through the carols and sing for the residents at 1:30 pm.

If you can only make one of these events, please still join us!

2017 Chamber Annual Dinner Meeting

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County, Inc., I would like to invite you to attend the 2017 Annual Dinner Meeting. The event will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6:00pm at Riverfront Restaurant in Chilhowie. The cost of the dinner will be $25 per person.

The meal will be southern fried chicken, Applewood smoked ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn pudding, macaroni and cheese, baked pears, and a roll. Drink and dessert are included.

This event not only serves as the annual meeting of the Chamber’s general membership, but it is also a time for us to make special recognitions. At this year’s Annual Dinner, we will announce the Overall Winner of the Area Beautification Award, present the Tom Burkett Scholarships, induct new members into the Smyth County Hall of Fame, and recognize the 2017 Chamber leadership. In addition to these recognitions, we will have a special keynote speaker, Chrystle Gates, the 2018 Virginia Region 7 Teacher of the Year. She will share with us the importance and value of an integrated music and arts education and how that benefits the community.

Join us for this special evening. To reserve your place at the Annual Dinner, detach the form below and return your RSVP by Friday, October 27, 2017. We thank each of our members for your faithful support of the Chamber and your continued patronage of our county.

Click HERE to register for this event.

Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum
Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Museum of the Middle Appalachians

Come see what the Museum of the Middle Appalachians is like at night in this fundraiser event for kids ages 6 through 12! There will be a flashlight museum tour, a scavenger hunt, games, crafts, storytelling, and more! Top it all off by watching a movie with pizza and popcorn! All proceeds benefit the Museum of the Middle Appalachians.

October 2017 Networking Breakfast

Join us for our Fall Networking Breakfast event on Wednesday, October 18th at the Holston Hills Community Golf Course. There will be opportunities for one-on-one networking, business introductions, and a special presentation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Registration begins at 7:45 am and the breakfast begins at 8:00 am.

This Networking breakfast is free because of our event sponsor Smyth County Community Hospital. We appreciate their support! It is open to Chamber members and non-members from the community. Call 276-783-3161 or email info@smythchamber.org for more information or to register.

Smyth County Candidates Forum

Smyth County Candidates Forum
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:00 pm
The Lincoln Theatre Auditorium

Listen to Smyth County Candidates from the State, Board of Supervisors, and School Board discuss issues that are important to you. This event is FREE of charge to the community.

The format of the 2017 Candidates Forum will begin with the candidates for the Constitutional Offices followed by the candidates for the Board of Supervisors and School Board, respectively. The candidates will speak in the order of offices listed by the Smyth County Registrar’s Office and then alphabetically by last name. The moderator will review the format at the start of the event.

Due to the large number of candidates in this year’s election cycle, we will have each candidate limit his or her remarks to five minutes. There will be a timekeeper giving signals and the moderator will enforce the limit. Due to time constraints, there will not be a question and answer session and no questions will be allowed from the floor. Following the Forum, there will be a Meet and Greet session where candidates may choose to speak with audience members on a one-on-one basis.

Saltville BBQ Festival & Family Fun Day

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Join us for a fun filled day!

Come on out and compete in the 2nd Annual BBQ Competition! There is opportunity to compete as an amateur or professional.

Even if you are not competing, come on out and enjoy a fun day! From 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, there will be plenty of activities for the family!

Arts & Crafts Vendors
BINGO
Live music
Bounce House
Scavenger Hunt
Fall Tour Bike Ride
Super Hero 5K

 

For more information, or to register, click on the links below:

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Saltville BBQ Competition

Calling all amateur & professional BBQers!!! Sign your team up today! Cash prizes and more! Come on out and prove it at our 2nd Annual Saltville BBQ Competition. There are two divisions: amateurs and professionals. There will be winners selected for beef brisket, chicken, pork, and pork ribs. There is also an option to set up as a food vendor to the public!

BBQ Team Application & Rules
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Smyth County Fall Tour Bike Ride

Join us for the Smyth County Fall Tour Bike Ride. Leaves will be at their peak on these scenic rides! Choose between a 60 Mile or a 40 Mile route. Both rides begin in Saltville and wind through beautiful country side during peak fall foliage. Ride begins at 8:00 am.

Smyth County Fall Tour Bike Ride Application & Rules

40 Mile Classic Route
This ride also begins in Saltville, Virgina and winds through some of the beautiful country sides in Southwest VA. With over 2600′ of elevation gain and one serious mountain climb, you will be ready for some good food and fun at the Saltville Festival and Family Fun Day.

60 Mile Metric Classic Route
Enjoy over 60 miles of the beautiful country side of Smyth County during peak fall foliage! The ride begins in Saltville Va and includes over 4000 feet of elevation gain including two mountain climbs! Enjoy a downhill decent back into Saltville to finish your ride and then stick around for the Saltville BBQ Festival and Family Fun Day with good food, a 5K, music, family activities, and more!

Or register online HERE!

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Smyth County Fall Foliage Motorcycle Charity Ride

**In Memory of Mike Greer**

Join us for a 62 mile charity ride at the peak of the fall colors in Smyth County! This ride boasts of breath taking views, and a ride along the famous Back of the Dragon! Scheduled stops along the way will allow riders to win prizes. Ride begins at 10:00 am. This ride is in memory of Mike Greer who lead our charity motorcycle ride last year. Proceeds will go to give a donation to Imagination Library in his memory.

Motorcycle Charity Ride Route

Motorcycle Driving Directions

Motorcycle Charity Ride Rules & Application

Or register online HERE!

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Super Hero 5K

Join us for a fun, 5K run on the Salt Trail in Saltville, Virginia! Fun for the whole family! Feel free to dress up as your favorite super hero, including hometown heroes. Register before 9/20/17 for the early bird price of $25 and receive a souvenir cape! All hometown heroes (military, police, fire fighters, EMT, nurses and doctors) receive a discount. (Must show ID at event registration.) Children six and under are FREE! Proceeds go to the Smyth County Imagination Library.

Super Hero 5K Application and Rules

Or register online HERE!

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Interested in being a vendor at our festival? All exhibitors will be set up along the Salt Trail where all of the action is. The festival portion of the day is from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Space is limited, so register now! Send in the form below, email info@smythchamber.org or call 276-783-3161.

Arts and Crafts Vendor Registration

Business Person of the Year Nominations Open

The Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County, Inc. will be recognizing the 2017 Smyth County Business Person of the Year as part of the Town & Country Barbecue in August 2017.

If you would like to nominate an individual as the 2017 Smyth County Business Person of the Year, you can receive a nomination forms in one of these ways:
Click HERE for a printable nomination form
Click HERE for an online nomination form
Pick one up in person at 214 West Main St, Marion VA 24354
Contact us at 276-783-3161 or mailto:info@smythchamber.org to have one mailed to you.

Nominations and any additional letters of support must be submitted to the Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County, Inc. no later than 5:00pm on August 10, 2017 by one of these methods:

Mail: PO Box 924, Marion, VA 24354
In Person: 214 West Main St, Marion, VA 24354
Fax 276-783-8003
Email: info@smythchamber.org

Children First Award Nominations Open

Each year, the Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County, Inc. seeks nominations for our Children First Award.  This award is given annually to an individual who has made a positive impact on the students of Smyth County’s schools.  The individual may be a teacher, administrator, school nurse, guidance counselor, media specialist, administrative assistant, custodian, bus driver, cafeteria employee, maintenance employee, volunteer, or any other person who has made a noteworthy contribution to the education and well-being of Smyth County Students.  The children of Smyth County are the future of our community, and we must all work together to ensure their success.  Help us recognize the efforts of someone who is making our future brighter by leading the way for Smyth County’s children!
Nominations must be submitted to the Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County, Inc. by mail, fax, in person, or email by 5:00 pm on Thursday, August 10, 2017.   Three letters of support must accompany each nomination. 

You can access the form in person at the chamber office or by clicking HERE.

Mail: PO Box 924, Marion, VA 24354
In Person: 214 West Main St, Marion VA 24354
Fax: 276-783-8003
Email: info@smythchamber.org

Super Hero 5K

Join us for a fun, 5K run on the Salt Trail in Saltville, Virginia! Fun for the whole family! Feel free to dress up as your favorite super hero, including hometown heroes.

Register before 9/20/17 for the early bird price of $25. All hometown heroes (military, police, fire fighters, EMT, nurses and doctors) receive a discount. (Must show ID at event registration.)

Additionally, all adults registered before September 20, 2017 will receive a souvenir cape! There will be a special prize for the top male and female.

Children six and under are FREE! (No cape included but an optional souvenir kid’s cape can be purchased for $10.)

Headphones and strollers are permitted on the course. Runners and walkers are both welcome.

Proceeds go to the Smyth County Imagination Library.

Two easy ways to register:
Register online with Eventbrite HERE
Click HERE and print off a registration form.

2017 Annual Town & Country BBQ

The Smyth County Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to the 2017 Annual Town & Country BBQ

A fun time for town and country folks to get together and share a wonderful evening of good food and fellowship and recognizing outstanding Smyth County citizens.

Who: Chamber Members, and Smyth County Farm Families (To receive an invitation, please call 276-783-3161.)
When: Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Where: Chilhowie Land Company Airplane Hangar
Menu: Grilled steak, baked potato, salad, ice cream, pie, and a beverage.
Awards Presented: Farm Family of the Year, Outstanding FFA, 4-H, and FBLA member, Children First! Award, and Business Person of the Year
Cost: $20 per person