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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.
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

Friday, October 14, 2022
Business Recovery Post-Pandemic: What Changed and Should You Change It Back?

COVID and labor shortages have caused a lot of businesses to reevaluate offerings and pivot how they did business. But if you’re like many business owners, while adapting to customer needs was a critical component to staying in business, you may now realize that you are off track.

Carol Taylor

Friday, October 7, 2022
5 Things I do on Sunday to Prepare for My Week

5 Things I do on Sunday to Prepare for My Week

Carol Taylor

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
6 Things You Can Do Right Now to Protect Your Business Data

As a business owner, you’ve probably heard a lot about cyber attacks when a large corporation makes headline news for a massive data breach. It’s no wonder business owners have a touch of cyber anxiety in today’s times, when so many aspects of your day-to-day work—from banking and payment processing to email and customer databases—rely on the internet. And the truth is, there’s good reason to feel that way because businesses of all sizes are at risk.

Contributed by Bill Barnes, Barnes Insurance Group