January Newsletter
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New Chamber President

We're excited to welcome our 2021 Chamber Board President, Lacie Leming!

Lacie Leming has been a lifetime resident of the Hopewell/Prince George area. She was raised in Hopewell, and attended Hopewell Public Schools. She and her husband, David, own and operate a power washing company, Budz with Sudz, and participate in regional volunteering and events. Lacie has spent most of her professional career in management consulting, focusing on the healthcare and insurance industries. Recently, she moved to a new role in Clinical Programs at Cohere Health, Inc. She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2019, and will serve as President in 2021. 
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Legislative Report from Crater Planning

Martha Burton, Assistant to the Executive Director at the Crater Planning District Commission, compiles and distributes Legislative Reports. The purpose behind sending these reports to you is to make you aware in a timely fashion of bills headed to the General Assembly that could impact local government so that you will have time to ask questions and contact your legislators. Thank you, Martha!
Member News
Touchstone Bank Hires
New Lending Chief
Touchstone Bank (OTC Pink: TSBA) is pleased to announce Mr. C. Sean Link as its new Chief Lending Officer. Mr. Link has over 10 years of senior executive banking experience with a focus in commercial banking, most recently as Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at BB&T Bank in Richmond, Virginia. Link also served as Senior Vice-President of Commercial Banking and Senior Vice President/Senior Commercial Banker at South State Bank, and at Union Bank and Trust, respectively, in Richmond. 

Saucy's Bar.B.Q. Feeds JRMC
Saucy's Bar.B.Q continues donating meals to staff at John Randolph Medical Center moving in 2021. To date, Saucys has prepared 250 meals for essential workers in Hopewell both through online and offline donations. If you’d like to be a part of these efforts, go to www.saucysbbq.com and select the “Order Online Menu” Navigation Tab and at the top select the first item to Donate a Meal. We deliver to the hospital when we reach 15 meals. You can also reach us at 804-504-3075 x3 if you prefer to donate offline. Staff at JRMC recently mentioned that their COViD numbers have quadrupled, and the meals provide a much needed boost for staff.
Clark's Auto Food Drive
Clark's Auto Care Center in Prince George County has teamed up with the Hopewell Food Pantry and the Food Bank of PF County for their 3rd Annual Food Drive and they need your help! Bring in any non-perishable foods to the shop to receive $10 off any service or repair over $50. The Food Drive runs through Feb 26th. Let's restock those shelves, y'all!
Matt Weston and Stay-Over staff
unload the TVs
Stay-Over Suites delivers TVs to local school
Staff from the Stay-Over Suites in Hopewell delivered a truckload of TVs to Prince George High School this week in a generous donation. Way to go, guys!

Matt Weston of Prince George County Schools wrote: "The donation of the used TVs is a great opportunity to repurpose equipment that is no longer needed in a business setting but is still relevant to the world we live in and in good working order. The TVs will be used to support teacher instruction in the classroom. Students in our CTE classes will get the opportunity to learn buy investigating and doing, seeing how a modern tv works and problem solving to determine why some units are working while others are not. Without this partnership our students would not have 25 TVs that they can pull apart and work on. Prince George County Public Schools, Career and Technology Education (CTE) department are very appreciative of the donation by Stay Over Suites in Hopewell."
John Tyler Job & Internship Fair
We hope you can join us for John Tyler’s upcoming virtual Part-Time Job & Internship Fair. This fair is geared toward current students seeking part-time jobs and/or internships. The fair is Wednesday, February 10th from 11am-1pm. As always, our events are free to attend. Deadline to register is Monday, Jan 25th! 

SBA PPP Round #2
SBA, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for First Draw PPP Loans the week of January 11, 2021. SBA will begin accepting applications for Second Draw PPP Loans on January 13, 2021. Your local resource is Ellen Templeton at the Longwood Crater Small Business Development Center. Contact her at templetonme@longwood.edu. For members outside the Crate Region, contact the newly launched Capital Region SBDC (804.629.7861)

New Members
Have you heard about our new professional development book club, Building Bridges with Books! Check out the short video introduction with facilitator, Kim Wells Eley below.
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