Event Calendar

Leveraging your Marketing Tools for Your Business Success! A Changing Marketplace

Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666

Description: In this session, you will get the opportunity to learn how to use social media and the census bureau to your marketing advantage.

Learn how to reach more customers effectively. Make your business number one in their mind. Traditional ways of reaching your customers have changed. Merely having a website is no longer enough. Learn about websites, Facebook, Twitter , TripAdvisor, QR Codes, email marketing, perception, promotion, branding, advertising and image.

Also, learn how to access free business marketing data available from the Census Bureau! Participants learn how to find information on potential customers as well as competitive and complementary businesses in their community. This training is great for business startups creating their marketing plans and for established companies looking to grow!

Pre- Registration is required!

Registration: http://events.hamptonroadschamber.com/sbaweb/events/events.asp?&id=1&wpid=-101&cale_id=2556&details=true&newsession=TRUE&sid=1005116350
Information: Contact Mrs. Farley John, 757-865-3128 or johnf@tncc.edu
Cost: $20 per person

Business After Hours presented by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance

Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: BayPort Credit Union – New Town

Description: Come join us for an evening of food, beverage, prizes and networking!

$10 plus a business card

Speed Networking presented by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance

Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, 470 McLaws Circle, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Registration: RSVP to Donna Martin at martin@williamsburgcc.com or 757-253-7982.

Speed Networking presented by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, 470 McLaws Circle, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Registration: RSVP to Donna Martin at martin@williamsburgcc.com or 757-253-7982.

Karaoke in the Park presented by James City County Parks & Recreation

Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Chickahominy Riverfront Park (CRP), 1350 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Description: Sing the night away while enjoying Chickahominy Riverfront Park! All ages welcome. 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. This is a free event. Weather/Activities Hotline: 757-259-3232.

Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Stuffing

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM 4:00 PM
Location: Chickahominy Riverfront Park (CRP), 1350 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Description:Come enjoy quality family time with various sights and activities at our annual Harvest Festival! Arts and crafts, food, games, inflatables and much, much more! Our featured activity, Scarecrow Stuffing, will be back again! Make the biggest, the best, and maybe the only scarecrow in your neighborhood! First come, first served while supplies last. Cash/checks only on site. Don’t forget your camera! Weather/Activities Hotline: 757-259-3232.

Cost: $5/car, $15/scarecrow (includes all supplies)
Sponsored by James City County Parks & Recreation

Art & Wine for the Mind

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM –10:00 PM
Location: Chambrel Williamsburg, Brookdale Senior Living, 3800 Treyburn Drive Williamsburg, VA 23185

Description:Come to Chambrel Williamsburg for a night of art and dancing! Event includes wine and dinner with a silent auction. There will be valet parking.

All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter.

RSVP: Please email John Nguyen at jnguyen@brookdale.com, Marjorie Hilkert at marjoriehilkert@yahoo.com or Jacqueline Schlesinger at jeschlesinger@cox.net
Cost: $45 per ticket

ShinDIG at Jamestown

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Jamestown Island, 1368 Colonial Parkway, Jamestown, VA

Description: Guests enjoy an evening of bluegrass music, delicious barbecue and beautiful views of the James River Thursday, on Jamestown Island at the third annual ShinDIG at Jamestown. The event benefits the Jamestown Rediscovery Project at Historic Jamestowne.

Contact Information: 757-229-4997

Patriots Half 2014 part of the Virginia Triathlon Series

Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Time: 7:00 AM
Location: Anniversary Park – Williamsburg, VA

Description: The Patriot’s Half: Located on the James River next to the Jamestown settlement, centerpiece for the 400th celebration of Jamestown. Just minutes from I-64 in Williamsburg, VA the Patriot’s Half is a must do event. After a 1.2 mile swim in the James River athletes will ride through 58 miles of rural countryside on mostly flat terrain and good pavement. Once you have laced up your running shoes you’ll be treated to a flat and fast 13.1 mile run on a combination of bike paths and jogging trails.

Be sure to even get in a day or two early to get your race packet, check out the race site and experience all that the Greater Williamsburg area has to offer, including modern attractions, amusements, and historical sites from Jamestown to Yorktown.

Information and Registration: http://www.setupevents.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=event_detail&eventID=2534
Cost: Varies

Patriots Sprint 2014

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2014
Time: 7:30 AM
Location: Anniversary Park – Williamsburg, VA

Description: Located at Anniversary Park next to the Jamestown settlement which was the centerpiece for the Jamestown 2007 Celebration. Just minutes from I-64 in Williamsburg, VA this is another must do event. After a 750 meter swim in the James River athletes will ride 20K over great pavement along Rt. 5 in James City County. Once you have laced up your running shoes you’ll be treated to a pancake flat 5K on an asphalt bike path.

Be sure to even get in a day or two early to get your race packet, check out the race site and experience all that the greater Williamsburg area has to offer, including modern attractions, amusements, and historical sites from Jamestown to Yorktown.

Information and Registration: http://www.setupevents.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=event_detail&eventID=2571
Cost: Varies

Chalkapalooza 5K and One Mile Fun Run

Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: New Town – Sullivan Square and Center Street, 4801 Courthouse Street, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Description: Start out the race wearing a plain white tee and end up with all the colors of the rainbow! Non-toxic, colored corn starch is thrown in the air throughout the race. Come run through New Town and have some Color Fun!

The 5K color run has many, many surprises including 2 extreme wet stations, colors flying at you with extreme power and an awesome, family-friendly after party with plenty of food, music and don’t forget…COLOR! Join for 3.1 miles of fun through New Town. Let us warn you…you may show up clean but you will go home looking like a colored mess!!

Information and registration: http://www.familyfunrunsva.com/
Cost: $40
Sponsored by New Town Commercial Association


Arts Month: Macro Photography – Evening Programs, Williamsburg Botanical Garden

Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Description: Felice Bond, Historic Rivers Chapter Master Naturalist and expert photographer will show how to achieve “up close and personal” photographs of plants and critters.  The program is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.  Contact Karen Jamison, 880-1893, karenajamison@cox.net for information.

Contact Information: 757-880-1893

Arts Month: Third Annual New Town Chalk Fest at New Town

Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: New Town – Sullivan Square and Center Street, 4801 Courthouse Street, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Description: Come draw in the streets on New Town for the Third Annual Chalk Fest. Win cash prizes in one of three categories, professional, amateur or youth. $10 to enter!

For more information, find New Town on Facebook or visit them online at www.newtownwilliamsburg.com.

Arts Month: Chalkapalooza 5K and One Mile Fun Run

Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: New Town – Sullivan Square and Center Street, 4801 Courthouse Street, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Description: Start out the race wearing a plain white tee and end up with all the colors of the rainbow! Non-toxic, colored corn starch is thrown in the air throughout the race. Come run through New Town and have some Color Fun!

The 5K color run has many, many surprises including 2 extreme wet stations, colors flying at you with extreme power and an awesome, family-friendly after party with plenty of food, music and don’t forget…COLOR! Join for 3.1 miles of fun through New Town. Let us warn you…you may show up clean but you will go home looking like a colored mess!

Information and registration: http://www.familyfunrunsva.com/
Cost: $40
Sponsored by New Town Commercial Association

Art & Wine for the Mind

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM –10:00 PM
Location: Chambrel Williamsburg, Brookdale Senior Living, 3800 Treyburn Drive Williamsburg, VA 23185

Description:Come to Chambrel Williamsburg for a night of art and dancing! Event includes wine and dinner with a silent auction. There will be valet parking.

All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter.

RSVP: Please email John Nguyen at jnguyen@brookdale.com, Marjorie Hilkert at marjoriehilkert@yahoo.com or Jacqueline Schlesinger at jeschlesinger@cox.net
Cost: $45 per ticket

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