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Goochland Thrives

Goochland Chamber of Commerce is a member organization consisting of businesses, citizens, non profit organizations, and civic organizations working together to support the thriving community of Goochland. Follow our blog to learn about our members, events, and ways to engage in the local community.
Tuesday, January 9, 2024
What Year Are You In?

Business Writer

Monday, November 27, 2023
9 Success Strategies for Young Businesses

Launching a business is a thrilling journey filled with possibilities and challenges. While no year is without challenges, the first few are particularly so for most businesses.

Business Writer

Thursday, November 9, 2023
A Solid Tip for Getting More Bang for Your Marketing Buck

Do you have a limited marketing budget? Do you think what you can accomplish with your budget is less than ideal because you don’t have the money of a large company? While that may seem true, there is one thing you can do to really move the dial and maximize your small marketing budget. Sure, there are many ways to get “free” marketing through social media and growing your referral network but using funds in a targeted way can have a huge impact on obtaining more customers and showing the community who you

Business Writer

Sunday, August 27, 2023
Chamber Membership is a Good Investment

Have you ever attended a Goochland Chamber event or program? If you’re not a member, you’re missing out. Before you think you don’t have the time to attend events, it’s important you know chamber life is not just mixers and ribbon cuttings. Chamber membership is one of the best business investments you can make for the money and return.

Carol Taylor

Monday, April 10, 2023
5 Ways to Improve (or Build) Team Culture in Your Small Business

5 Ways to Improve (or Build) Team Culture in Your Small Business Many small businesses overlook the importance of team culture. They might do so because they feel they have a transient workforce and people won’t stick around. It’s possible they believe they’re simply too small and team culture is for larger companies like Nike. But that’s not the case. A team or company culture is as important as your brand. You’re not too small for one of those, are you?

Carol Taylor

Sunday, January 22, 2023
GoochlandCares in need of supplies

The Free Clinic is currently in need of over the counter medications.

Goochland Cares

Monday, October 31, 2022
Why Shop Small for the Holidays?

Small businesses add flavor to our area. There is a sense of adventure when you explore a small business. You never know what beauties you’ll uncover or what scrumptiousness awaits. Sadly, that’s also why a lot of people choose to patronize chains. With chains they know exactly what they’ll get and there’s a lot of comfort in that. But comfort does come at a price and that price could be our community.

Carol Taylor

Thursday, October 20, 2022
We have a citizen membership. Want to know why?

The majority of our memberships belong to businesses. However, this Chamber decided years ago to offer an "Individual" membership. Unofficially, let's call it a citizen membership.

Carol Taylor

Monday, October 17, 2022
7 Ways to Get Your Business Ready for the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner and that can be a big spend time whether you’re in retail, hospitality, or services. It can also be a lucrative time for your employees as many people generously tip at the end of the year. But good tippers want a great experience and if your business isn’t ready for the holidays, it won’t just hurt your revenue. It could affect your employees’ earning potential as well.

Carol Taylor