Lake Anna Business Partnership

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Lake Anna Business Partnership’s Spring Festival Weekend Fuels Area Economic Engine

Lake Anna, Va. – A dynamic schedule of events planned for months by the Lake Anna Business Partnership (LABP) culminated in the Spring Festival weekend April 26-27, an event that kept locals around for the weekend and introduced new folks to the lake.
     The weekend began with the annual LABP Spring Festival Saturday, April 26 from 10 am – 3 pm at New Bridge Landing (Food Lion shopping center at Lake Anna) where over 40 area businesses were able to promote their brands, products and services. Attendees found everything from t-shirts to kayaks, wakeboard boats to jewelry, generators to insurance under or around the Gibson Rentals big top tent. There was even a Stuff The SUV challenge sponsored by Kip Kilmon Ford to benefit the Louisa Food Pantry.
    After the Festival it was time to head over to The Pavilion at Anna Point Marina for the LABP Sunset Concert Series #1 featuring Johnson County Sheriffs, a band that included Louisa Deputy County Administrator Christian Goodwin. Many came with lawn chairs and a picnic dinner and watched as a spectacular sunset backlight the stage.
    Fick Distributing provided Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager and Bud Light, Lake Anna Winery provided Lake Anna Sunset Blush, Totally White and red, while Dickinson’s Store sponsored the soda and water sales.
   Other sponsors that helped with the concert include Dominion, Anna Point Marina, Dockside Realty/Sunset Cove and Lake Anna Life Magazine.
   Sunday morning featured the Big Lake Anna Breakfast sponsored by Lake Anna Subway to benefit Louisa Habitat for Humanity. Subway breakfast meals and juice/coffee were sold to hungry visitors.
    Next up was the Lake Anna Open Corn Hole Tournament sponsored by Tim’s On Lake Anna that drew six teams competing for a cash prize and the Lake Anna Cup Corn Hole Open trophy. When all bags were tossed Team Shoe consisting of Richard Shelton and Randy Thomas were crowned Lake Anna Corn Hole Kings for 2014 and awarded the $300 first prize money. They donated $50 of their winnings to Habitat For Humanity.
   “We were blessed with fine weather to enjoy many of the benefits of lake life during festival weekend and a motivated staff of volunteers that actualized this vision. I am grateful for them and our sponsors’ involvement and encouraged by the results,” noted Event Coordinator and LABP Vice President Jeff Martin.
     The next Sunset Concert will be held Friday, May 23 at The Pavilion at Anna Point Marina at 6:30 pm. The Freddy Fingers Band will play until just after sunset. Picnic meals are permitted. No beverages may be brought into the concert. A food concession will be available.
  “I'm proud of our organization for setting the standard of marketing Lake Anna and serving our member businesses. We invite everyone that reads this to join us for the second Sunset Concert and see just how beautiful and relaxing a waterside event like this can be. It’s habit forming, so watch out!” said LABP President C.C. McCotter.

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Lake Anna Business Partnership Recognizes Excellence And Awards Scholarship Funds

Lake Anna, Va. – In the spirit of Christmas members of the Lake Anna Business Partnership (LABP) gathered December 17 at the beautifully decorated Lake Anna Winery to celebrate the season and give some gifts.
   At this annual Christmas Party Board members Joel Kendall and President Jeff Heidig presented Louisa Lions Club member Byron Mehlhaff with a check for $1,000 to be used in the Louisa High School Scholarship Fund. Then Heidig recognized Kendall, Ron Gentry, Chuck Meeks and Dr. Russ Beattie for their dedicated service as outgoing LABP board members.
        Attendees also were on hand during a raffle drawing that culminated the annual LABP Christmas Open House. From November 23 through December 14 participating Lake Anna Businesses accepted entries in decorated “prize boxes” for a chance to win $100, $200 and $300 cash prizes. Over 250 entries were received in this yearly effort to stimulate local shopping.
        The event was catered by Not Just Mochas and sponsored by Images By Tracie a photography business owned and operated by Tracie Barnett.

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Lake Anna Business Partnership And Dominion Hold North Anna Information Evening

Lake Anna, Va. - The Lake Anna Business Partnership was hosted by Dominion Resources November 12 for the annual North Anna Information After Hours. Attendees listened to a presentation by a Dominion Consulting Engineer on the new GE/Hitachi Boiling Water reactor design and learned about the anticipated timetable for construction of Unit 3. Supervisor-Elect Stephanie Koren attended as well. 

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Annual Meeting Held September 17 At Christopher Run Campground Pavilion, New Board Elected

Lake Anna, Va. - A beautiful evening at Christopher Run Campground's lakeside pavilion was the setting for the Lake Anna Business Partnership's Annual Meeting held September 17. President Jeff Heidig addressed members, offering a State of the Partnership briefing that featured increased membership, stable treasury funds, active marketing efforts and the annual Board of Directors election. Maureen Daniels of the Lake Anna Coast Guard Auxiliary also gave a presentation on the dock sign location program and the boating safety requirement. The 2014 Board of Directors consists of Jill Gajarsky, Jeff Heidig, C.C. McCotter, Gene Newman, Dave Moberly, Mark Smith, Jean Martin, Jeff Martin,  Donna Stocking, Carol Ann Kelly, Scott Lieffer, Barry Schaeffer and Margaret Weiss.

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Joint After Hours With Louisa Chamber of Commerce Held at Mill Run Subdivision
Lake Anna, Va. - A magnificent sunset light up the sky as members of the Lake Anna Business Partnership (LABP) and Louisa Chamber of Commerce welcomed a number of candidates vying for local and state office as well as a large number of guests to a joint After Hours Social held at Mill Run subdivision Tuesday, August 20.
Each candidate was permitted three to five minutes to address the crowd. Among those who spoke include Mark Albert, Stephanie Koren and incumbent Willie Harper, in the race for Mineral District Louisa County Supervisor. Louisa Count School Board candidates Sherman Shifflett and Tyler Pieron also spoke as did Del. Peter Farrell, candidate for Governor Robert Sarvis and Lieutenant Governor candidate E.W. Jackson. The latter eliciting strong applause after he finished speaking.
   Lake Anna Outfitters and Southern Image sponsored this event for LABP while Tavern On The Rail provided a catered meal.
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After Hours Social At Obrigado

Lake Anna, Va. - The Lake Anna Business Partnership After Hours Social held July 16 at Obrigado Restaurant featured inspiring culinary delights crafted by chef Jade and an enthusiastic group of attendees. The crowd listened as sponsors Rex Ostrander of Axis Land Management and Gene Newman of Fulton Mortgage presented and lingered well after the official meeting business had ended.

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Joint After Hours Social With Delegate Peter Farrell Featured Great Food, Information And Sunset

Lake Anna, Va. - The Lake Anna Business Partnership After Hours Social held at The Pavilion at Anna Point Marina May 21 was well-attended and drew guests from all over central Virginia. Attendees where able to ask Virginia Delegate Peter Farrell questions on various issues affecting their businesses after a his brief presentation. Members and their guests also enjoyed a fine meal provided by hosts, Anna Point/Lake Country Marine, and sponsors The Freon Doctor, Realtor Liz Wilson (Long & Foster) and Wake On Water. This venue offered a stunning sunset and a full bar where bartenders served plenty of the popular Lake Anna Lemonades, perfect for the warm evening. Past LABP presidents Dick Dickens and Bill Fosdik were also recognized at the event for their years of dedication with handsome plaques.
The next After Hours will held June 18 at Roma's Restaurant in Louisa. There are a limited number of $100 sponsorships available for this event. Sponsors are encouraged to make a brief presentation to the audience and distribute company information. You must contact Jean Martin as soon as possible to make arrangements at This is an excellent opportunity to market your business.
As always you are welcome to bring a guest and introduce them to the LABP. Remember, sponsoring members receive $10 off annual membership for signing up a new member. Social memberships are also available for $100/year. You can join or renew your membership on Tuesday using cash or check.

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Lake Anna Business Partnership Oversees Lake Anna Festival Expansion

Lake Anna, Va. - Lake Anna area businesses gathered for the third annual Lake Anna Festival, sponsored by the Lake Anna Business Partnership (LABP) on April 27 at New Bridge Landing where residents and visitors alike shopped and learned more about what Lake Anna has to offer. There was everything from t-shirts to real estate, paddleboards to wakeboards, decorative items to puppies at the festival including a 50% increase in exhibitor participation.
"We had nearly 50 exhibitors this year, filling a 30x50' tent with more on the grass bringing their own pop-up displays. It was a big increase and a great event. On behalf of LABP I would like to sincerely thank everyone that participated and that includes Chase Development that manages the New Bridge Landing shopping center," noted LABP board member and event chairman.
The event was free to LABP members and $50 to non-members and that fee could be applied to membership dues. Each attendee was handed a Lake Anna map showing where area businesses were located and the new Discover Lake Anna brochure designed and printed by LABP. After the festival, LABP, Lake Anna Life Magazine and The Boardwalk on Lake Anna sponsored a free Sunset Concert at The Boardwalk featuring the band Reunion.
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Lake Anna Annual Golf Tournament June 11

The 8th annual LABP Golf Tournament will be held June 11 at The Hollows Golf Club in Montpelier. This is one of the group's primary fundraisers for the year and a great opportunity to support a good cause and promote your business!. We hope you will be joining us to enjoy a day away from the office to mingle with like-minded business people. In the event you are not able to attend, sponsorships are still available. Sponsors will be noted on the LABP web page and in articles in The Central Virginian newspaper. In addition, there will be signs on the golf course for each hole and event that a business sponsors.

Sponsorship Options:
Hole Sponsorship - $150
Event Sponsorship - $150
Both - $250

This will be a Captain's Choice tournament that begins at 9 am. Fees are $75/player or $300/team and include golf cart, range balls and lunch. We also have opportunities to sponsor lunch and/or door prizes. Remember, your support helps make this event successful for the organization and for the members. Call Joel Kendall at 540.894.1941 or Lori Noland at 540.872.8042.
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Free Sunset Concert Announced For 
Lake Anna Festival
Lake Anna, Va. - The Lake Anna Business Partnership (LABP) has announced that a special Sunset Concert will culminate the Lake Anna Festival held April 27. The band Reunion will offer a free concert brought to you by Lake Anna Life Magazine, LABP and The Boardwalk On Lake Anna starting at 4 pm and ending at 8 pm.
  The goal of the day's festivities is to attract first time visitors to Lake Anna as well as introduce residents to Lake Anna businesses they might not have visited yet.
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Annual Vegas Night Raises $12K For LABP
Lake Anna, Va. - Lake Anna area businesses combined resources under the guidance of the Lake Anna Business Partnership (LABP) to hold an extraordinary fundraising event February 9 at Lake Anna Winery.

   The annual LABP Casino Night drew over 200 attendees and raised over $12,000 using a variety of fundraising activities. The Lake Anna “Casino” was popular with the main floor featuring black jack, roulette and craps tables. The newly opened Barrel VIP Room featured two Texas Hold ‘Em tables and black jack. Attendees “gambled” with VIVA Bucks and earned raffle tickets used for a grand prize drawing at the end of the evening.

  The Lake Anna Downs was the site of exciting Championship Horse Racing. Four heats of six horses competed and raised $1,800. The Laker’s Mad Dash was a tie between Lake Anna Life Magazine’s Setting The Pace and Joel Kendall’s Life Dash. Louisa Hardware’s TruValue won the Builder’s Blast. The Realtor’s/Restaurant Run was won by Weston Winery’s Wake Up Little Suzy. The Entrepreneur’s Encore was won by Heaven’s Way’s Blessed One.

    Also part of the evening was a silent auction offering many items and services from local businesses. From the looks of the generous donation list, it appears lake businesses agree personal reinvestment will help with promotion of tourism and business. 

   Items varied from the large and small; a Lake Anna Outfitters’ kayak to a Wake Edgers Wakeboard, Featherstone Forge and Wayne Simmons’ sculptures to restaurant gift certificates, Linda Salisbury books to a Lake Country Marine tube and many other generous donations. This united effort brought Lake Anna businesses together for one of the biggest nights of the year.

   Proceeds from the evening's various fundraising efforts will go directly to LABP promotional efforts like the printing and distribution of the beautiful Discover Lake Anna brochure in Virginia Welcome Centers and at the Lake Anna Information Center at Dickinson's Store, printing and distribution of the 2013 Member Directory in The Central Virginian, the Information Center and many locations around the lake as well as various other Lake Anna marketing efforts.

   “The Lake Anna Business Partnership would like to thank everyone who attended and supported this event with donations,” noted LABP President and Lake Anna Winery co-owner, Jeff Heidig, “As the lake’s leading marketing group, we hope this spirit of cooperation sets the tone for a great 2013 for our area businesses.”

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Lake Anna Business Partnership Announces 
Business Person of the Year

Lake Anna, Va. - The Lake Anna Business Partnership (LABP) announced that Dave Moberly of Dockside Realty was the recipient of it's Business Person of the Year Award at the January 15, After Hours Social held at Tim's Restaurant on Lake Anna. Moberly is the owner of Dockside Realty and a long time resident of Lake Anna and employee of Dockside. He marked 2012 with the purchase of the agency and opened two, new locations at New Bridge Landing/Food Lion Shopping Center and The Boardwalk at Lake Anna. He and his wife, Terri, oversee the business that has over a dozen realtors on staff, a vacation rental division and their famous Lake Anna 101 seminars for prospective buyers.
LABP 2011 Business Person of the Year W.A. Dickinson of Dickinson's Store and LABP President Jeff Heidig of Lake Anna Winery presented the award to Moberly during the After Hours Social. 

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Lake Anna Business Partnership
P.O. Box 536
Mineral, VA 23117

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