Bath Chamber steps into 2018

The Bath County Chamber of Commerce holds regular opportunities for members of the business community to meet and learn from each other. This month’s Third Thursday was held at the Bath Branch of the Rockbridge Regional Library. It was very well-attended, and while librarian Ronda Clayton showed visitors the wide variety of resources available there, I asked Chamber executive director, Emily Fry about how 2018 is starting out for the organization. She mentioned the change in office location, and the beginning of Score counseling in Bath County.

SCORE is a non-profit organization made up of experienced business professionals volunteering to help start-ups, and entrepreneurs connect with resources, through counseling, workshops and referrals. On February the 15th, the Chamber is hosting an event at its new office to introduce the community to SCORE. For anyone interested in growing their business, or branching out into something new, you can learn more from Mrs. Frye at the Chamber Office. This year also marks the beginning of another added benefit to being a Bath Chamber member.

The Triathlon, and Wings and Wheels, two major events in cosponsored by the Chamber and some other local organizations, still feel far off in the warm months, but sooner than that, Emily would welcome assistance with the annual dinner committee.

Again, to learn more about the Bath County Chamber of Commerce, and how they support “all things local” visit their website, and especially feel free to visit the new office in the Virginia Hot Springs Building.


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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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