Ribbon Cutting for Just Good Food Trailer

Today we had the ribbon cutting for Just Good Food Trailer. They just took the food truck business to the next level with indoor seating. Located at 324 S Commerce St, Just Food Trailer offers indoor dining for their customers and just added breakfast to their menu. Be sure and stop by and get a […]

Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts

The Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts offers a wide variety of classes and programs for the community. They are as follows: The Quilt Guild, Barn Quilt Workshops, Watercolor Classes, Paint Parties, Writing Workshops, Calligraphy, Woodshop Workshops, and Letterpress Workshops. Located at 203 N Church St. in Marion Va. this building was once a school house in its former life, The charm of the 3 story building itself is truly remarkable. Here are a few pictures I snapped while there.

National Night Out

National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Here are some photos from National Night Out 2022 in Smyth County!

The Reopening of The Blue Iguana (not your typical ribbon cutting)

Today’s Chamber adventure took us to Marion Downtown. Today we threw all aspects of a typical ribbon cutting out the window for the grand reopening of The Blue Iguana. Located on S Iron Street, The Blue Iguana is open from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday – Saturday. Be sure and stop by for all your reptile needs.

Older Americans Day

Today was a great success at Older Americans Day! We appreciate everyone who came out and supported the event. Thank you to those who helped sponsor the event and volunteered.
We had a great turnout from members of the community! We hope to see you next year!

Ribbon Cutting for Marion Outdoors

Despite the weather, Marion Outdoors was able to have a successful Grand Opening Party. Located at 208 E. Main Street, Marion Outdoors is Marion, Virginia’s Outdoor Gear & Appalachian Trail Resupply shop.

Ribbon Cutting: Helping Hands Thrift Store

(Marion, VA) One of Marion’s downtown businesses has moved. Earlier this year, Helping Hands Thrift Store received notification that their building had sold, and manager Amanda Staley went on a mission to keep the business in the heart of downtown. Now, the shop is set up in their new home, just across the street, and is open and ready for business.

Easter 2022 – Pictures with the Easter Bunny

Our Easter Bunny Pictures was a very successful event. We had over 200 people visit the Bonham House on Saturday April 16, 2022. Thank You to everyone that came out and everyone that helped make the day happen! We can’t wait to do more things like this in the future!
Here is a link to see more pictures

Ribbon Cutting for Poe’s Pulled Pork

Here is a picture from The Ribbon Cutting for Poe’s Pulled Pork located at 1041 E Lee Hwy in the town of Chilhowie. We had a great turn out to Welcome Poe’s Pulled Pork our newest business to Smyth County. Showing their support ranged from the staff and friends of the Poe’s to members of our local government. From The Town of Chilhowie, Virginia, we had the Mayor Gary Heninger, Town Manager John Clark, and Police Chief Andrew Moss. Representing Smyth County, Virginia was County Administrator Shawn Utt, Kendra Hayden from Economic Development and Building Inspector Cleg Williams. Along with, Thatcher Stanley, Representing Congressman Morgan Griffith.
But the most important part of this post is the big question… Is the food any good?
Well here at the Chamber, we love to eat. So, after the ribbon cutting, we went inside and had lunch. I must say the food is amazing and prices are very reasonable! As for us at the Chamber, we definitely give Poe’s Pulled Pork 2 thumbs up! We cant wait to try the rest of the menu! (menu is pictured below)
Welcome to the Neighborhood Poe’s Pulled Pork and Thank You for Letting Us Be A Part Of Your Day!