Vicki Gardner Recognized with 'Resilience Award' in Smithfield

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

13495272 10208439636501565 2518916202734823552 nSMITHFIELD – Vicki Gardner, Executive Director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber, was recognized with the “Resilience Award” by the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives at their annual meeting held June 23-24 in Smithfield.

The VACCE Resilience Award is a brand new award and will be given to a Chamber executive who has encountered significant challenges yet continues to lead their chambers admirably. The Resilience Award for Excellence was created to recognize and celebrate chamber individuals who have been significantly impacted by adverse experiences, endured significant individual and community challenges and have overcome obstacles, while demonstrating courage, bravery and tenacity.

Joyce Waugh, past president of VACCE and president & CEO of the Roanoke Regional Chamber presented Ms. Gardner with the award noting that, “Vicki’s passion for the community for which she serves has made a momentous and lasting contribution to that community as well as to the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. Her courageous example has helped the community heal and come together stronger. With heartfelt admiration, we would like to recognize Vicki Gardner with the VACCE Resilience Award.”


Field Set for Andrew Haley Memorial/SML Lions Junior Golf Tournament

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

golfSMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE - The Andrew Haley Memorial/SML Lions Junior Golf Tournament is now set with 66 participants. 

The golfers from Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, and 26 localities in Virginia will begin the two-day, 36 hole tournament onMonday, July 11, at Mariners Landing Golf and Country Club.

They will play the final round on Tuesday, July 12, at The Waterfront Country Club.


Pro-Line Trailers Donates New Trailer To FC Parks & Rec

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df13584b-b32c-4f54-bcee-14d092a3f961BOONES MILL - Pro-Line Trailers, headquartered in Boones Mill, VA, donated a new trailer to the Franklin County Parks & Recreation department to support the Franklin County community. The donation of the new trailer will go towards helping Franklin County Parks & Recreation’s efforts in enriching the local community with services and events.

Pro-Line Trailers is a leading eastern U.S. trailer dealer that offers new and used trailers, trailer accessories, and trailer service. For over 20 years, Pro-Line Trailers has been locally owned and operated in the Franklin and Roanoke County areas and aims to give back to the community at large. Franklin County Parks & Recreation hosts neighborhood activities that range from annual events, athletics, arts, camps, and more. Many of these activities are free or low-cost, and the donation of the new trailer from Pro-Line

Trailers will help to keep these activities accessible to the Franklin County community.

“Being able to provide the Franklin County Parks & Recreation department with a new trailer is a great feeling,” says a member of the Pro-Line team. “Many of our team members are active in the local community, so we’re\ excited to contribute something valuable in our own backyard.”

The enclosed and open trailer dealer has been a long-time supporter of Franklin County Parks & Recreation. In the past, Pro-Line Trailers has worked with Franklin County Parks & Recreation by contributing in ways like sponsoring the 15 th Annual Ramble Weekend event.

“The trailer will be used to make events like the ‘Movies on the Move’ series possible, which requires a 20-foot screen to be safely transported from location to location,” the Pro-Line team member adds. “We’re proud that this trailer will be a valuable tool in enriching the local community.”