Bayer Fund Awards $15,000 Grant to IWCS
to Enhance STEM Curriculum

The Agricultural Land Lab at Isle of Wight County Schools was nominated and received a $15,000 grant from Bayer Fund’s America's Farmers Grow Rural Education. The grant will be used to construct a new 34' x 72' greenhouse where students will grow fresh produce for use in the school cafeterias beginning with Windsor Elementary School as a pilot “Farm to Fork” program. Special thanks goes to Mark Carr, Shawn Carr, Richie Carr and Pam Oliver, the local farmers who nominated Isle of Wight County Schools.

New Business Highlight
Cowgirl Crossing is a new retail shop in Smithfield offering boots, hats, gifts and more. Everything except the horse!!

We extend a warm welcome to our new businesses. Thank you for putting down roots to grow in Isle of Wight County!
Webinar: Leveraging Video to Establish your Brand and Grow Your Business

Join Cheryl Tan (Tan Media) as she discusses The Importance of Mastering Video when communicating with your internal teams, with your clients, and with your partners.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Event organized by the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity. See full schedule of upcoming business workshops!
Updated Eligibility!

The Rebuild! VA state grant program has relaunched with expanded eligibility and new guidelines making more County businesses eligible. Importantly, businesses that were previously ineligible because they received some form of CARES Act funding, including the Isle of Wight Small Business Grant, may now be eligible for Rebuild! VA. Please read the criteria carefully because some restrictions still apply. This is a state grant program administered by the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity.

Visit the Rebuild! VA website for eligibility and application requirements. View the recorded webinar below for more information.

26-Acre Site - Benn's Church Blvd., Smithfield

Rare purchase opportunity comes with this 26+ acre commercial/industrial parcel with 1,100 front feet on Benn's Church Blvd., adjacent to and surrounded by Bennett's Creek Nursery, across Route 10 from Isle of Wight Industrial Park, and just across the Suffolk line into Isle of Wight. Prime development site assessed for over $870,000. Currently zoned General Commercial, Limited Industrial and Rural Agricultural Conservation, this property has a minimal wetland area (4.62 acres) per environmental study furnished upon request. With County water recently being installed in front of the property, this all wooded gem is an excellent buy at less than $19,000 per acre. Don't miss this chance to own a prime parcel in this growing area of Isle of Wight. For more information, contact Billy Chorey, Chorey & Associates Realty, 757-539-7451. MORE

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