NOTE: Virtual Hob Nob in the Valley, scheduled for September 24, 2020 has been cancelled.
Statement issued by Cynthia Schneider, CEO, Top of Virginia Regional Chamber:
"We recognize the magnitude of this decision for the candidates and community. Hob Nob in the Valley has brought together hundreds of individuals for over twenty years to celebrate the electoral process while providing a great opportunity for candidates to campaign to a regional audience and for local voters to meet them personally. Unfortunately, as planning commenced, we realized that hosting an event of this importance virtually was not going to provide the appropriate quality platform for candidates or stay true to the “Hob Nob” mission of the event.”
For questions, please contact the Chamber Office at 540-662-4118
Note: The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber is an nonpartisan organization. The straw poll results represents the opinions of the Hob Nob in the Valley attendees.
Who: Candidates for the state and local elected offices representing Winchester, Frederick and Clarke Counties that will appear on the November general election ballot will be invited to attend the event. This event is open to the general public, particularly those who reside in the Top of Virginia region.
What: This is the kick-off event to the campaign season for the November general elections! It is an all-American political rally that celebrates the electoral process in a fun, informal, multi-partisan setting. Enjoy candidate speeches, straw pole voting and virtually meet and mingle with local business leaders, elected officials, candidates and constituents.
Why: The event provides a great opportunity for candidates to campaign to a regional audience and for local voters to meet them personally. Attendees can discuss current issues one-on-one with candidates and elected officials. This event is unique among other political rallies in the Top of Virginia region as it is the only one that includes all political parties and candidates. The event strives to educate the public about all the candidates who will appear on the November ballot.
"The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber is an incredibly valuable resource for the Shenandoah Valley..." – Adrienne G. Bloss, PhD, Provost, Shenandoah University.