SML License Plate Frames – Now on Sale, $2.99!
As an SML Chamber member you should have received your FREE SML License Plate Frame. Now your friends and family can purchase one for themselves for only $2.99 at “Gifts Ahoy”, “Bridgewater Marina”, “Print-n-Paper” and “The General Store”. For more information call the SML Chamber at 540-721-1203.
Sign up for your 2011 Smith Mountain Lake License Plate
The SML Chamber is now collecting applications for the new 2011 SML license plate. We must receive 350 prepaid applications by July 1 to qualify before other requirements can be implemented and the state begins production and distribution of the Smith Mountain Lake license plates. They require about 8 months in production. We are striving for a completion by Fall 2011. To receive a DMV/SML Chamber application, contact the SML Chamber office, 540-721-1203 or email Annette Stamus at firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete the DMV/SML Chamber application and return it with a check (no cash, please) made out to “SMLRCC” in the amount of $10. Bring by or mail your application and check to the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, 16430 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta, VA 24121 to be added to the list of 350. If we do not collect 350 prepaid applications by the deadline, you will receive a refund.
Coming up! 7th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Business Expo, April 30
The Smith Mountain Lake area has a very dynamic business community. New businesses are starting, existing businesses are changing and expanding, but so many people are unaware of what is available locally. The upcoming SML Business Expo on April 30th from Noon to 6pm, Route 122, Downtown Moneta is the perfect opportunity for all businesses to showcase their products and services. 140 businesses will be represented in three large covered venues as well as outside exhibits. Volunteers are needed for Thursday(setup) and Friday. Please contact Jim Shauberger, Event Manager at 540-721-1203 if you are interested in helping out.
ESPN Bassmaster Elite “Blue Ridge Brawl” Returns April 15 – 18
April 15 through Sunday, April 18, 2010 pro-anglers from across the U.S. will meet at Parkway Marina in Huddleston to compete for top honors. Our community is certain to benefit as potential visitors discover Smith Mountain Lake and see it as a great travel destination. Smith Mountain Lake, It’s Closer Than You Think!’ For more information go to: www.blueridgebrawl.com.
SML Internet ‘HOT DEALS’- Extended thru May 31st!
FREE Electronic Coupons are now available to SML Chamber members. Until May 2010, members may post an advertising special on the SML Chamber website for FREE!
After May 31, 2010, Hot Deals will still be very affordable with a cost of only $7 a week. That’s only $1 per day. For more information, contact Annette Stamus at 540-721-1203 or email@example.com.
22nd SML Wine Festival, September 25 & 26.
Save $7 on Early Bird tickets AND get a FREE Wine Glass!
Get an “Early Bird” start on your Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival weekend, September 25 & 26 with a special “Early Bird Package”. For a limited time, when you buy a ticket to the Wine Festival receive a FREE SML wine glass.
“Early Bird’ Taster tickets are $15 and designated driver tickets are $10, good either day, helping to make the event affordable for everyone. Prices at the gate are $22 – taster and $15 – designated driver. The special discount package is in effect until May 1.
To get your “Early bird” tickets and souvenir wine glass stop by the Smith Mountain Lake Visitor Center Front Desk, Route 122, Bridgewater Plaza, Moneta.
CHAMBER MEMBER EVENTS:
Don’t miss these upcoming networking opportunities!
Business After Hours are held on the third Thursday of each month and offer a great networking opportunity for SML Regional Chamber of Commerce members. Each event is held from 5 – 7 PM at various locations within the lake community and offer a mix and mingle social/business setting with food and refreshments.
The next event is:
April 15, hosted by Mangos and Leisure Publishing – located at Bridgewater Plaza on Route 122, Moneta. Enjoy delicious food and beverages. The SML Regional Chamber will be unveiling the new SML Visitor Guide at this special event.
Business After Hours
April 15, Mango’s & Leisure Publishing
May 20, Virginia Dare – Portside Lounge
Grand Opening/ Ribbon Cuttings
March 31-Tantastics on Route 122 & Mayberry Crossing is hosting a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, March 31 from 11:30am -1:00pm with the Ribbon Cutting at 12:30pm. Stop by for delicious food and drinks. Kim White is the SML Ambassador.
Grand Opening/Ribbon Cuttings
Wednesday, March 31, Tantastics
Wednesday, April 14, Antique Mall at Mayberry
Wednesday, April 21, Food Lion
Contact Jim Shauberger, Event Manager at 540.721.1203 for more information.
Welcome to our newest SML Regional Chamber members:
Home Instead Senior Care(for Franklin County), Roanoke, VA
Michelle Tait, www.homeinstead.com/376
Smith Mountain Lake Properties, Huddleston,VA
Leslie Becker, www.SmithMountainLakeProperties.org
Sheila Page-Lake Retreat Properties, Roanoke, VA
Sheila M. Page, www.sheilalake.com
Alzheimer’s Association, Charlottesville, VA
Brett Spitale, www.alz.org/cwva
Backyard Etc., Semora, NC
Shera Henderson, www.backyard-etc.com
Captain Danny Dudley’s Striper Guide Service/Charter Service, Rocky Mount, VA
Danny Dudley, www.dreamchaserpro.com
Premier Vacation Rentals@Smith Mountain Lake, Huddleston, VA
Reservation Specialist, www.smithmountainlakeproperties.org
Star City Smoothies, Wirtz, VA
Corey Hansen, 443-472-8088
Cancun Mexican Restaurant & Grill, Moneta, VA
Honorio Zaragoza, 540-719-2884
Food Lion #2174-Eastlake, Moneta, VA
John Novitsky, www.foodlion.com
Debbie Malone, Realtor/ReMax 1st Olympic, Forest, VA
Debbie Malone, www.debmalone.com
Smith Mountain Lake Roofing, Hardy, VA
Tracy Tyree, 540-890-4347
William Sowder Hot Tub Service, Rocky Mount, VA
William Sowder, 540-493-7171
Greener Pastures Services, “a Curbside Recycling Service”, Boones Mill, VA
Raina Bantner, 540-334-5892
Peggy Overstreet/Realty World, Moneta, VA
Peggy Overstreet, 540-874-5815
Arrowhead Campground, Wirtz, VA
Angela Wilmoth, 540-420-7625
Door Medic, Boones Mill, VA
Dave Cokendolpher, www.doormedic.net