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Upcoming Events

Light up Uptown Window Decorating Contest
Dec 1

Join us this holiday season for one of the most festive display's in all of Martinsville! Merchants in the uptown area will deck the halls with garland, lights, and all manner of décor as they compete! The top business will win a free Chamber of Commerce membership. More Info >

Uptown Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec 1

Celebrate the start of the season and gather outside with your friends, family and community to enjoy the glow of the Uptown Martinsville Holiday Tree! More Info >

Uptown Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec 3

Celebrate the holiday season with our Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This is an opportunity for friends and families to gather and celebrate this holiday tradition. More Info >

Info for Businesses

Facade Grant & Guidelines

Martinsville Uptown/Chamber's Partnership for Economic Growth offers a matching grant for qualified renovation projects. Business and/or property owners can be awarded up to $4,000.00 maximum for projects cost for exterior renovations to uptown property.

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In The News

Martinsville’s uptown welcomes new business after COVID-19 peak
November 15, 2022

New businesses are filling the storefronts of Martinsville’s uptown. The small Southside Virginia city with a population of about 13,500 is experiencing an influx of locally owned and operated shops. According to the local chamber of commerce, 50 businesses have opened or expanded since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue Reading >

‘Forever Young’ is 50th business to open in Uptown Martinsville since pandemic
November 1, 2022

‘Forever Young’ is 50th business to open in Uptown Martinsville since pandemic Continue Reading >

Halloween celebrations span five days
October 31, 2022

Halloween is on Monday, Oct. 31, but the holiday will be celebrated with events that stretch across five days, starting Thursday. Continue Reading >

  VA Main Street Affiliate


Martinsville Uptown works to establish consensus and cooperation by building effective partnerships among all uptown stakeholders.


Martinsville Uptown works to strengthen uptown's existing economic assets and fulfill its broadest market potential.


Martinsville Uptown works to enhance the unique visual quality of uptown by addressing all design elements to create an appealing environment.


Martinsville Uptown works to create and market a positive image based on the unique attributes of the uptown district.
  Main Street America Affiliate™
As a Main Street America Affiliate™, Martinsville Uptown/Chamber’s Partnership for Economic Growth (C-PEG) is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.