graphicFrom The President's Desk

On behalf of the over 550 Chamber members, many who have advertised in this directory, we welcome you to the Greater Petersburg area.

With a population of approximately 34,000, Petersburg is blessed with one of the most desirable locations in Virginia. In just a few hours, one can experience the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, or bask in the sun along Virginia’s magnificent seacoast.

Petersburg is brimming with history, historic attractions and sightseeing opportunities. Recreational activities are not scarce in the Petersburg area. The Appomattox River, James River and Lake Chesdin offer a variety of recreational opportunities. The Department of Recreation offers many programs and activities designed for the sport minded children, young adults and senior citizens of the area. For the culturally minded, Petersburg offers a wide array of historic sites and museums. The Petersburg Symphony schedules regular performances throughout the year. The TriCities Forum features national and international personalities, addressing current events.

Petersburg is one of the oldest cities in the United States. In 1998, Petersburg celebrated its 250th anniversary. It is fortunate to possess one of the largest collections of historic architecture in the Nation. Discover the unexpected pleasure of strolling through the many historic districts within the City.

The Petersburg Chamber is the voice of the businesses in the area. We provide a variety of informative programs and activities for the business community and the community at large. Consider joining this thriving and growing business/community organization. If you are interested in learning more, please call the Chamber at (804) 733-8131 for membership information.

Welcome to Petersburg, to enjoy yourself all you need to do is look around.

Ernest H. "Bud" Yearly, Jr.

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