The Playground On the Potomac
The Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce is committed to our businesses and our Town. Toward this end, we attract, support, promote and improve the climate for businesses to flourish. We foster economic development and continued growth in the town of Colonial Beach. We create a better understanding of and support the economic and public policy needs and opportunities of the business community.
Dedicated to growing Colonial Beach by attracting new business from outside our community and fostering a place where businesses can thrive
Strives to support existing local businesses by providing education, advice and local connections vital to the success of any small business in our community
Well equipped to help promote our member businesses through our connections, community events, networking and contacts
Supports and creates a better understanding of economic and public policy needs and opportunities of the business community in Colonial Beach
About the Chamber
What we did in 2018
CHAMBER SPONSORED AND CO-SPONSORED EVENTS
- Publication and Distribution of 27,000 Colonial Beach Visitors Guides
- Development and Monthly Dissemination of the “Chamber Chat” Newsletter
- Social Media Advertising for Events and Member Businesses
- Development of the Chamber Education Curriculum
- Monthly Participation in the 2nd Friday Art Walk
- The Annual Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce Awards Celebration and Dinner
- Updated Accounting and Electronic Information Systems
- Expanded office hours…now open M-F 9:00 – 2:00
- Added a part-time Event Coordinator position
- Coordinating and Collaborating with Town Offices, Town NGO’s, Northern Neck Tourism, and Virginia Tourism Corp
- Grant Writing and Application to Virginia Tourism Corp
- Development of the new Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce Website
- Development of the new Colonial Beach Bike Fest Website
- Provided $500 in Scholarships to Colonial Beach High School Students
- Annual Holiday Dinner and Business Meeting
- Began to coordinate with the schools and member businesses on a summer jobs program for high school kids for 2019
Put a name to a face
Beach Service Center
Carey is the President of the Chamber of Commerce. He owns and operates Beach Service Center in town. He facilitates the Bike Fest Committee for the Chamber. Carey enjoys boating and fishing and can be found on the water as often as possible.
Maryann is the Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and co-owner of the Beach Shop. She coordinates the development of the Colonial Beach Visitors Guide, is the chairperson for the Arts and Crafts Show and the Water Festival and is a member of the Bike Fest Committee.
Susan Mack, LCSW is the Executive Director at the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce. She enjoys working on behalf of the Chamber Membership and promoting Colonial Beach. Susan happily spends her spare time with her 3 dogs and her husband, preferably in a boat on the Potomac!
Sally Adams is the Chamber’s Event Coordinator/Administrator. She hails from Oklahoma but fell in love with Colonial Beach and is now a full time resident! Sally has a multitude of talents. She enjoys spending time with her husband, her family, singing, creating art and creating podcasts.
Patrick H. Ward
Patrick Ward, CPA
Pat is our veteran Chamber member and director. He has been a member of the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce for almost 40 years. Pat is the owner of Pat Ward, CPA. He was raised in Hawaii and enjoys trips back to the island once or twice a year…but not during tax season!
Coldwell Banker Elite
Eric Nelson is on the Board of Directors and is a member of the Social Networking Committee. He is active in the town and serves on the Planning Commission, and on the Board of the Colonial Beach Foundation. Eric is a realtor with Coldwell Banker Elite and enjoys introducing prospective buyers to Colonial Beach.
Dogs and Hogs Gone Wild
Steve “Smurf” Keene is on the Board of Directors and the Bike Fest Committee. Smurf and his wife Tina, own Dogs and Hogs Gone Wild. He and loves his family, his job, and back-road rides on his 2004 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic.
High Tides on the Potomac
Bryan Coffman is on the Board of Directors and is on the Bike Fest Committee. Byron owns and operates High Tides on the Potomac Restaurant and Tiki Bar. Bryon is a motorcycle enthusiast and is a significant contributor to the annual Bike Fest event.
Colonial Beach Outfiters
Karen is on the Board of Directors and is the chairperson for the Social Networking Committee. She is the owner of GrowRVA and Colonial Beach Outfitters. Karen is an active town supporter and is on the Board of the Colonial Beach Foundation.
Bryce Hall Notary/ Bryce Hall Marriage Officiant
Bryce came to Colonial Beach regularly as a child and is now happily a full time resident. She enjoys working, her family, and volunteering at The Beach!
Cathy is our newest member on the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She helps run the family business, Monrovia Farm. Monrovia Farm sells Black Angus beef to families, restaurants and butcher shops throughout the state of Virginia. “From our farm to your table.” Cathy is an equestrian and coordinates the Colonial Beach Urban Trail Ride which takes place every 2 years.
Thank you to our featured photographers: Debbie Biemeck, Mary Carter, Erich Cosby, Marc, Fitzsimmons, Larry Goven, Bobby Hooker, Bill Hutchins, Susan Pietras-Smith, and Katrina Price. Information in the Business Development section provided by the Town of Colonial Beach, VA and developed and written by the Planning Commission of Colonial Beach, VA.
Chamber of Commerce
106 Hawthorn St.
Colonial Beach, VA 22443