Who We Are - The Chamber of Commerce | Blackstone Virginia


The Blackstone Chamber of Commerce is a powerful and dynamic force that reflects the diversity, integrity and excellence of the business community. The Chamber creates an environment that promotes, encourages, empowers, and educates its stakeholders.


In its pursuit of excellence, the Blackstone Chamber of Commerce promotes and supports existing businesses, and encourages development of new businesses by being the resource of choice to the community. The Chamber fosters a cohesive and progressive business environment. 
Created January 28, 2010, at Chamber Retreat @ VUMAC

2017-2018 Blackstone Chamber of Commerce Board Members

Chairman:  Chuck Arnason

Vice-Chairman:  Susan Jenkins, Benchmark Community Bank

Treasurer:  Ret. CSM Michael McGhee

Secretary:  Lauren Duke, Access Realty

Board Members:

Bill Collins, Citizens Bank & Trust Company

Katherine Anne Beale, Trend

Frannie Schwabenton, Kenston Forest School

Christine Hasbrouck, The Grey Swan Inn Bed & Breakfast

Brian Pat Robson, Robson Financial Legacies

Wes Shepherd, Touchstone Banking

Diane Barksdale, Heritage Hall Nursing Home

Stephanie Newcomb, Blackstone Flooring

Office Hours

Monday-Friday from 10am to 3pm
Beverley Ambs, Executive Director
Phone: 434-292-1677 
Cell: 434-294-0280
Fax: 434-292-1588

If you need to speak to someone in the Chamber Office you are encouraged to leave a message and a telephone number on the office phone: 434-292-1677, and the Executive Director will return your call at the earliest time. 

If you need immediate attention, please call the Chamber Cell phone:434-294-0280. Thank you and we look forward to serving you….you are important to us!

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