Welcome New Members October 2023
George Sparks - Judge Executive
Please join us in welcoming George Sparks, Lewis County Judge Executive, as a new member of the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce!
George Sparks is a lifelong resident of Lewis County and has a deep commitment to our community. He is a strong advocate for economic development and job creation, and we are excited to have him join our team.
As a member of the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, George Sparks will be able to work with other businesses and organizations to promote economic growth and prosperity in our county. He will also be able to stay informed about the latest developments in the business community and share his insights with other members.
We are grateful for George Sparks' support of the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, and we look forward to working with him to make Lewis County a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
We Were Thrilled to Host Our First Ever Social Event for the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce!
On October 21st, 2023, we had the pleasure of hosting a social event for the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce. It was a wonderful afternoon of networking, fun, and food, and we were thrilled to have so many members of the organization to join us.
The event was held at the campsite owned by our very own Cary and Shirley Cagle, a beautiful space that was perfect for our gathering. We had a variety of food and drinks available, and we also had some fun games and activities for our guests to enjoy.
But the best part of the afternoon was simply getting to know our fellow members of the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce. We had a great time talking to people about their businesses, their hopes and dreams for the community, and their favorite things about living in Lewis County.
We are so grateful to everyone who came out to support our event. It was a truly special afternoon, and we can't wait to do it again soon!
Welcome New Members September 2023
A Tribute to Our Lewis County Health Department written by Alex Halsey
In the heart of Vanceburg, the story of the Lewis County Health Department stands as a Testament to the community's vision and dedication. It's a story that weaves together our history, our services, and the vibrant spirit of Lewis County.
In April 1958, a pivotal moment in our county's health trajectory took place. Thanks to the foresight of H.M. Bertram, Sr., Flossie Bertram, Elwood Esham, and Ruth Esham, a property near Town Branch Road was acquired to establish the first Lewis County Health Department. Their vision was clear: a dedicated space where residents could access essential health and environmental services. For nearly five decades, that establishment served as the backbone of community health.
Fast forward to 2006, the burgeoning needs of our community called for it a more expansive space. With a blend of grant funding, local health tax dollars, and the dedicated efforts of Ralph Jordon and his team, we ushered in a new era. Our current facility at 185 Commercial Drive is a modern testament to that legacy and embodies our commitment to evolve with the times while staying rooted in our mission.
Today, we wear our history with pride and move with an even greater zeal towards the future. Our services are diverse, innovative, and centered around the needs of our residents. Case in point: our HANDS program, which supports first-time parents, guides them through the early stages of parenthood to ensure a healthy new generation of Lewis Countians. Parents participating in the program are paired with trained professionals who provide invaluable home visits, offering personalized advice tailored to each family's unique needs. This one-on-one interaction fosters an environment of trust, making it easier for parents to share concerns, ask questions, and receive guidance
Our recent diabetes cooking class has been a fun and unique way to connect diabetes management to real, everyday tasks. The session not only empowered attendees with vital knowledge to manage their diabetes but also introduced creative culinary alternatives, like the crowd-favorite spaghetti squash spaghetti - a healthier twist on a classic dish!
Recently, we organized a Car Seat Safety Day, underscoring our commitment to the well-being of our youngest community members. Recognizing the paramount importance of child safety during commutes, we were elated to distribute over 15 free car seats to families in need. But our efforts didn't stop there. To ensure these seats provided maximum safety benefits, each was installed by a certified installer.
Our primary goal remains: to serve you, our beloved community, with effective, affordable, and empathetic care. We believe in equipping our community with knowledge, tools, and resources to foster healthier lives. Every day, our passionate team works tirelessly towards this, ensuring every Lewis County resident feels seen, heard, and cared for.
As we look back, we're filled with gratitude. As we look ahead, we're driven by hope, dedication, and the promise to always be here for you.
September 1st 2023
In Chamber news: our recent fundraiser was a success! We thank all of you who came out to show your support through your time and contributions to have filled this event with community spirit, togetherness, and friendliness.
We celebrate the hand-forged campfire set winner Bob Stafford and hope that many good memories are made using his campfire cook set. Thank you to our community’s Blacksmith, Doug Stack, for donating his forged campfire set.
On Thursday, August 31st Vanceburg community leaders and Chamber members welcomed Daniel Cameron. He is the Republican nominee for the November 7th election for governor. Thomas Massie came to introduce us to Daniel Cameron and spoke well of him. Cameron spoke highly of Lewis County and of our people while sharing his values and goals when elected to the position of governor.
On the 16th of September, Friends for Animals is hosting a pet adoption event located here at our Lewis County animal shelter. Follow us on our Chamber page and Facebook for this event. Come out and join us to spread love and care to some pets and see if it is something you can do to bring one of these dogs home with you.
We invite you to follow us on Facebook and our Chamber of Commerce page to share your events, writings, drawings, and photographs for our Chamber newsletter.