• What can the Chamber do for you?

    In addition to being a beautiful place to live,  Amherst County is a wonderful place to do business.

    The Amherst County Chamber of Commerce provides benefits to over 200 members with in Amherst County and the surrounding areas.

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  • Board of Directors



    Sabrina Kennon, President - Specialty Exterminating Company

    Ruth Martineau, Vice President - Community Maps

    Chad Mooney, Treasurer - Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards

    Tom Rogers, Secretary - Sweet Briar College


    Dane Beakler, Hometown Roofing

    Steve Brisson, Strategic Security Solutions (S3)

    Missy Hardenburg, Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory

    Christina Holmes, Keller Williams

    Ted Krueger, Buffalo Air Handling

    Kenneth Richardson, CSE

    Bill Tucker, Tucker Family Farms

    Dr. William Wells, Amherst County Public Schools

    Zoe York, Camp Trapezium


    Claudia Tucker, Amherst County Board of Supervisors

    Sara McGuffin, Amherst Town Manager


    Penny Hawes, Director

    Sarah Hawes, Visitor Information Specialist

    Melinda Padgett, Bookkeeper



    Events & Fundraising Committee 

    Finance & Administration Committee 

    Government Affairs Committee 

    Marketing Committee   

    Tourism Committee 

    Nominating Committee

    The Chamber serves the needs of the business community with a part-time office staff and an all-volunteer Board of Directors. The Board of Directors welcomes suggestions, comments, input, and the synergy of the community.  We look forward to working with our members who wish to have a more active role in the Chamber. If you wish to volunteer or assist with a Chamber-sponsored event, please contact the Chamber office at (434) 946-0990 or email information@amherstvachamber.com.