The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce presented its September Community Pride Award to Route 60 Convenience recently.
The store, which has undergone many recent improvements, is located on Route 60 just east of the courthouse village, and offers fuel, along with hot food and groceries.
"The Chamber is proud to recognize and promote small businesses in our community," said Community Pride Award Co-Chairman Thomas Jordan Miles III. "Ajay and Nikhil Patel have worked hard to improve the exterior and interior of their store, and the public, their customers, and the chamber have all noticed these positive measures."
Pictured presenting and accepting the award are, from left, Sandra F. Moss, Barbara Wheeler, Krishna Jo Melendez, Thomas Jordan Miles III, Ajay Patel and Nikhil Patel.
The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce recently participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new location of Fisher Auto Parts, now located on Oak Street adjacent to Reid's Super Market and across from Dairy Freeze.
"We take great pride in helping expand the network of small businesses in Buckingham County," said Chamber Vice President Thomas Jordan Miles III. "The chamber allows for great exposure of what our local and small businesses do and offer for their existing and potential consumers. We're glad Fisher has moved and expanded and wish them all the best."
Fisher Auto Parts staff pictured are, from left, Pat Shumaker, Scott White, Jack Boswell, David Rupe, Jamie Perry, Angie Whorley, Heather Browning, Wayne Davenport, and Timmy Boswell; Chamber officers include Eddie Slagle, Thomas Jordan Miles III, Krishna Jo Melendez, Janet Miller, Jewel Harris, Barbara Wheeler, and Sandra Moss.
The "How's Business" installment of the Buckingham Chamber of Commerce's Tuesday, July 16 meeting drew a large crowd from the community.
During the meeting, Lucky's Convenience Store Owner Tom England and Central Virginia Christian School Administrator Cherie Brickhill spoke about how the successes of their respective businesses and institutions.
"Tom and Cherie are great community supporters, and the Chamber very much enjoyed hearing what their strategies for success were," said Chamber Vice President Thomas Jordan Miles III. "We also learned what their biggest headaches are, how many people they employ, and their plans and thoughts on growth." Pictured are, from left, Tom England, Chamber President Krishna Jo Melendez and Cherie Brickhill..
Buckingham Chamber Donates to Inaugural Tractor Pull
The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted unanimously Monday to donate $500 toward the Dillwyn Truck and Tractor Pull, presented by Buckingham Volunteer Fire and Rescue, which is set for Saturday, July 27 at 7 p.m. on Wingo Road behind the rescue squad building.
"We are very proud to support our hard-working volunteer men and women in their efforts to unite the community," said Chamber Vice-President Thomas Jordan Miles III. "We encourage other businesses and members of the community to do the same by becoming sponsors of this great event and attending the event later this month."
The donation makes the Chamber is silver sponsor of the event.
Tickets to the event are $15 with children 10 and under being admitted free, and food and beverages will be sold on site. For more information on the event, call 434-390-2663.