Tuesday Talk - Happy Cinco de Mayo
Good afternoon everyone,

I hope this newsletter finds you well. We received some good news from Governor Northam on Monday May 4th. As we prepare for Phase 1 Re-opening and guidelines for the different types of businesses become available, we will get those out to you. Of course, as we have learned during the time of this pandemic, anything can change at any time and so if there is a disruption in the time frame to begin Phase 1, we will get notifications out.

In this newsletter, you will find some very important information, including how to apply for grant assistance from the IDA as well as information about the 2020 Dinwiddie County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the scholarship.

I will keep this address brief as I know you all have many things to do before May 15th. Please know that we will continue to be here to support you and we will continue to evaluate meeting styles and information distribution as we move forward.

If you find resources or have questions, please feel free to contact us.

Stay Well, Stay Safe, #DinwiddieStrong

Chris Walters

Dinwiddie County Economic Development - IDA Grant
The Dinwiddie County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has launched a Small Business COVID-19 Disaster Grant Fund for local businesses. The deadline to apply is May 12, 2020. Click on the link below for all information.

Contact: Morgan Ingram 804-265-1223
The Dinwiddie County Chamber of Commerce is excited to be offering one $1000.00 scholarship to the Class of 2020.

The application is open to residents of Dinwiddie County who are graduating this year. Use the link below for more information and application.

County Announces Campaign to Assist Local Food Pantries
MAY 5, 2020

DINWIDDIE, VA - COVID-19 has impacted communities in a variety of ways. Now more than ever, families are turning to food banks/pantries to help meet daily needs. There are several food pantries operating within Dinwiddie County and their shelves are increasingly bare. Read full press release.

Contact: Tammie Collins, Deputy Count Administrator 804-265-1226
Crater SBDC of Longwood University
Crater Small Business Development has issued the following guide to assist in managing your business during crisis. Click on the link below for details.
As always, we are continuously updating the COVID-19 page on our website with information as we receive it. We are also sharing information on our Facebook page. Remember, we are only an email away!! Together we are #dinwiddiestrong

Dinwiddie County Chamber of Commerce