6/25: June Chamber Membership Lunch Meeting

Ed Lawhorn, featured speaker at the chamber’s April lunch meeting, presents information about the New River Valley Rail 2020 initiative.
Ed Lawhorn, featured speaker at the chamber’s April lunch meeting, presents information about the New River Valley Rail 2020 initiative.
The main topic of the Floyd Chamber’s June hour-long, lunch meeting will be an overview of the NRV Leading Lights organization followed by a formal presentation of the 2018 NRV Leading Lights Award for volunteerism in Floyd to Vickie Spangler. Dick Arnold, one of the founders and current Chair of the board of directors, will present information about this local annual awards organization and share how Floyd residents and businesses can support this organization and submit nominations. The presentation will be followed by key chamber updates that include new membership benefits and then conclude with time for self-introductions and networking.

This lunch meeting will be held on Monday, June 25th at Noon in the Skyline National Bank’s Community Room. The lunch – with entrees from chamber member, Mickey G’s – is being sponsored by chamber member, Skyline National Bank. Dessert is sponsored by chamber member Cocoa Mia. In addition to chamber members, others in the Floyd business community are welcome to attend. RSVP are required for those who wish to be included in arrangements for lunch. Please RSVP to info@floydchamber.org or 745-4407 by noon on Friday, June 22nd. Otherwise, all are welcome to attend the meeting.

The Chamber’s 2018 meeting schedule alternates each month between evening board meetings and hour-long, membership-oriented lunchtime meetings, typically on the fourth Monday of each month. The board business items are eliminated/abbreviated at lunchtime meetings to include more time for presenting topics of general interest to the membership and for membership discussion. Lunch is provided by a chamber member sponsor for these meetings except in December.

The Skyline Bank Community Room is located at 203 Oxford Street in Floyd. Guests can park in the courthouse parking lot at the corner of Rt8/Locust St. and Oxford Street. The Community Room is in the brick building just off the parking lot opposite the Rt. 8 side of the parking lot. A concrete ramp leads to the front door of the Community Room, accessed from the parking lot.

Chamber member, Skyline National Bank, provides a highly competitive suite of personal and business banking products, and online and mobile services, to their customers. This locally owned, community bank has 17 full-service banking offices in southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina. “Our collective commitment at Skyline means that we work hard to deliver on our promise to be ‘Always Our Best.’ Banking is a basic, but it’s the supportive work and passion that we all put behind it that makes a difference,” explains Allan Funk, President & CEO. “We stand behind you, deliver our best service, provide solutions, stay close for the outcomes, and make those highly personal investments that are outside of everything you’d expect from a bank.” For more information about Skyline National Bank, visit https://www.skylinenationalbank.bank.

Chamber Member, Cocoa Mia, reopened under the new ownership last month. Run now as a family business by John “Grayson” and Jennifer Rudd, they are assisted by their two children, Anouk and Garreth. The Rudds have kept the popular make-your-own-chocolate-bar option, regularly offered on Saturdays and at other times by special request. Cocoa Mia is again offering truffles made on site by Jennifer as Cocoa Mia’s chocolatier, with a changing variety of flavors- some new – each week. For more information, visit Cocoa Mia’s Facebook page.