Isle of Wight County is requesting the assistance of all citizens, business owners, and stakeholders that live, work, conduct business or visit the County by taking the 2014 Citizen Survey. The survey is designed to gauge satisfaction levels with county services and quality life, as well as seek input on desired amenities and services. The feedback and input of the community will greatly assist the County in delivering quality services and help shape the future of Isle of Wight County. By taking this brief survey, you could win 2 tickets to Bob FEST or Smithfield Wine & Brew Fest! We Want to Hear from You!

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We borrowed the theme for this newsletter from the Isle of Wight Smithfield-Windsor Chamber of Commerce’s theme for their 30th Anniversary celebration and Annual Meeting. This month, the spotlight is on Family Behavioral Health & Healing in Carrollton, an intensive, in-home counseling agency that helps children from the age of 5 to 18 with mental health issues. We are asking all citizens, business owners, and stakeholders that live, work, conduct business or visit Isle of Wight County to take our 2014 Citizen Survey. We want to hear from you! This month is National Preparedness Month and we’re making our businesses aware of free webinars to help them prepare for natural disasters that could impact their operations. The International Paper Foundation’s Grant cycle is now open for schools and non-profits looking for funding in the focus areas of environmental education and/or literacy improvement. And, if you’re interested in buying commercial investment property, check out 21401 and 21415 Brewer’s Neck Blvd. in Carrollton.

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This month the spotlight is on Trailer Country, a horse trailer business that has grown and expanded its location in Carrollton since opening in 2010. We also celebrated during a grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new Roses Express store, which replaces the Maxway in the Smithfield Shopping Plaza. If you’re a woman-owned business, you’ll want to check out the resources offered by the Women’s Business Center at the ODU Business Gateway in Norfolk.

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