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Chamber awarded tourism grant

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce has received $1,800 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, a new grant made available to Virginia’s Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) across the commonwealth that have been heavily impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic to fund recovery marketing initiatives.

The state awarded $866,504 in marketing grant funds to 90 Destination Marketing Organizations as part of the DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant program.

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce will use the VTC WanderLove grant funds to promote travel and tourism to the Farmville area.

“Farmville has so much to offer. Encouraging people to daytrip their way to the Heart of Virginia and showcasing the shopping, dining and outdoor adventures that call Farmville home is one of the chamber’s favorite things to do. We are excited to use this grant to help fund for an extra boost in our social media advertising and help us spread the word to a wider audience,” Jenn Kinne, marketing director for the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce, said.