Welcome to the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce
The Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization comprised of businesses
serving our community. With over 600 members, the Chamber acts a voice for businesses in the region
while also providing opportunities for networking, collaboration, and increased community exposure.
The Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1959 and has been actively involved in
all facets of our business community ever since. Our programs are designed to encourage a strong local economy
by creating an environment where businesses thrive and community and commerce work together for the future
of Martinsville-Henry County. Learn more by exploring our website!
Startup Martinsville-Henry County Application Now Available
C-PEG LAUNCHES 2019 STARTUP MARTINSVILLE-HENRY COUNTY APPLICATION PROCESS
MARTINSVILLE, VA (November 13, 2018) - The Chamber's Partnership for Economic Growth (C-PEG) is launching its application process for Startup Martinsville-Henry County for the 2019 round. Startup Martinsville-Henry County is an entrepreneurial mentoring program with an intensive eight-week entrepreneurial boot-camp program for startups and four-week boot-camp for growing companies. The application process is competitive and requires that applicants agree to the program guidelines. January 8, 2019, is the application deadline.
Partners include C-PEG, City of Martinsville, Henry County, the Campbell Family Group and the George W. Lester, II fund through Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia, Inc. Additionally, Appalachian Power is a sponsor of Startup and Grow Martinsville-Henry County, and American National Bank is the small business sponsor for Chamber and C-PEG events.
Since 2015, when the initiative originally began as Startup Martinsville in the Uptown Martinsville area with a Community Business Launch grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, the geographic area has grown to include the entire footprint in the City of Martinsville and Henry County thanks to support from both locales and private sector funding.
To date, the initiative has successfully graduated 103 individuals from its training program, awarded 27 businesses with over $170,000 in cash and in-kind funding. These businesses have created over $800,000 in new capital investment and created 90 new jobs.
C-PEG partners with Patrick Henry Community College to deliver the entrepreneurial boot camp sessions as well as Longwood’s Small Business Development Center, SCORE and the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation and a host of staff from the City and County, local entrepreneurs and business experts.
The Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce recently held a graduation ceremony for participants of its 2018 Leadership Development Program.
The Chamber's Leadership Development Program is designed to cultivate leaders by providing leadership information that:
*Acquaints them with opportunities and concerns within the community;
*Introduces them to present leaders and encourages open discussion;
*Builds realistic understanding of the roles of leadership in the community: and
*Develops a spirit of cooperation among the participants and promotes teamwork essential essential for positive community engagement.
Donate to C-PEG, the MHC Chamber's Charitable Affiliate
Join our nonprofit, Martinsville-Henry County Chamber's Partnership for Economic Growth, to support business development in the Martinsville-Henry County community.
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