Agritourism Workshop

Holston Hills Country Club
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

In Virginia’s New Economy

Farm tours and farm stays have caught the attention of numerous Virginia agricultural regions. On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Smyth County Chamber of Commerce will host an agritourism workshop in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Virginia Tourism Corporation, and Farm Credit of the Virginias.

Topics include designing agritourism in Virginia, connecting with planning & zoning ordinances, assessing farm safety, managing liability, social media & marketing strategies, discovering regional assets, and more. Lunch will be provided by Farm Credit of the Virginias.
Held at Holston Hill Community Golf Course located at 1000 Country Club Road, Marion, VA 24354 , the workshop will begin at 10:00 p.m. and conclude around 3:00 p.m.

The workshop is free, but you must register. Register online HERE, or by calling The Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County at 276-783-3161, or emailing by Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Small Business Saturday Promotional Toolkit

The Summit Center at the Henderson School of Appalachian Arts
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Two workshops times! 8:00 am – 9:00 pm or 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Small Business Saturday is November 25, 2017. What does this mean for your business? Learn what you can do to drive customers into your store by joining the shop local movement! Small Business Saturday is November 25, 2017 which will be here before you know it! How can you drive customers into your local, small business on this momentous day? Olivia McDonald, Marion Downtown Director with the Town of Marion and Sarah Gillespie, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County will help you prepare and plan to get the most out of Small Business Saturday 2017 in this FREE program! There are two different time slots to better fit your schedule. Small business Saturday swag will be available to the first twenty registrants. Register HERE!


Look for more great workshops in 2018!