Chamber luncheon focuses on financial literacy

The South Hill Chamber of Commerce held its monthly luncheon on Sept. 6 at Brian’s Steak House.

Keynote Speaker David Alga of Creedle, Jones and Alga, P.C., Certified Public Accountants spoke about the F.A.N.S. program, which stands for Financial Advocate Network of Southside Virginia.

The purpose of the group is to create channels of communication between members in order to provide an array of financial services to citizens. Financial planning strategies for small business owners include building value, protecting assets and having an exit strategy. Alga has posted several presentations concerning these topics on YouTube.

F.A.N.S. will be hosting an after-hours event on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 5-7 p.m. at the Days Inn in South Hill where members will be available to meet individually.

The chamber recognized five new members: William Crowder of The Fit Club, Alicia Washburn of Dance It Out, LLC, Beth Liner of The Gypsy Flea, Brian Daniels, Bill Jordan and Wayne Clary of Freedom Life Fitness and Mike Luddy of South Hill Auto Parts.

Brunswick Academy is hosting the 7th Annual Viking Classic Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 16, at the Emporia Country Club. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.  Contact Ann Montgomery at (434) 848-2220 for more information.

The Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., rain or shine, at Centennial Park. Vendors, games, a petting zoo and other attractions will be available along with an antique tractor/vehicle parade beginning at 10 a.m. To reserve booth space or to register a vehicle in the parade, contact the South Hill Revitalization Committee at (434) 447-4547.

In a joint fundraiser for VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital and the South Hill Chamber of Commerce, music by En’ Novation and Big Eddy & Blue Trio begins at 5 p.m. that same evening, Oct. 1, at the Centennial park outdoor amphitheatre.

South Hill Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 51 is hosting its annual golf tournament at the South Hill Country Club on Oct. 11. Cost is $200 for a team of four to enter, and tee-off is at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit the “Cops and Kids” program which provides Christmas gifts for children and seniors. For more information, contact Bruce Beaulieu at (434) 955-1052 or (434) 636-3574.

The Fraternal Order of Police is also selling raffle tickets for $5 each. Prizes include a Rottweil shotgun, Diana spinning rod and reel, Stampin’ Up products/basket and $100 cash. For more information, contact Bruce Beaulieu at (434) 955-1052 or (434) 636-3574.

First Christian School is having a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 6:30 a.m. until noon. There will also be a benefit golf tournament on Sept. 23 starting at 10 a.m. at Kinderton Golf and Country Club in Clarksville. For more information on either event, contact Shannon Facchina at (434) 447-2634.

The Mecklenburg County Business Education Partnership is hosting a breakfast meeting on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 7:30-9 a.m. at Brian’s Steak House. Mecklenburg County Superintendent of Schools Paul Nichols will explain the new strategies for preparing students for the workforce and seeking input from business regarding skills that are needed. Email Gina at or call (434) 265-6789 to RSVP.

The American Legion Post 79 will hold its annual Patriot’s Day ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park in South Hill on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. South Hill Police Chief Stuart Bowen will be the guest speaker. Citizens are encouraged to attend and honor our fallen heroes.

South Hill Chiropractic, located at 107 N. Brunswick Avenue, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m.

The Fit Club, located at 928 Cycle Lane, will hold a ribbon cutting and open house on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m.

Featured Photo: David Alga was the keynote speaker at Tuesday’s South Hill Chamber of Commerce luncheon.