September 19, 2014

VGCC announces Small Business Summit and Expo; Entrepreneur to Keynote

Richard “Rick” Burtner (submitted photo)

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is planning a Small Business Summit and Expo, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County and the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21, from 11:30 a.m. until 4:45 p.m., in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus […]

VGCC Time Management – Starting a Business – Financing & More Business Seminars Next Week

Next week is a busy week at the Small Business Center of Vance-Granville Community College.  We will be offering the following FREE small business seminars:     SEMINAR TITLE DESCRIPTION OF SEMINAR LOCATION DAY TIME DATE Register Time In a Bottle for the Small Business Owner Nobody has more to do in a single day […]

Taqueria Ponce opens Friday September 5th 2014


A new Mexican restaurant, Taqueria Ponce, will be opening in Downtown Henderson, NC Friday September 5th 2014 at 11am. Taqueria Ponce 219 South Garnett Street Henderson, NC  27536 Please come by and support a new local business in our downtown! Tell them Home in Henderson sent you! Like on Facebook  

VGCC Upcoming Small Business Seminars

The Small Business Center of Vance-Granville Community College will be offering the following free small business seminars the week of September 8th:     SEMINAR TITLE DESCRIPTION OF SEMINAR LOCATION DAY TIME DATE Register Nonprofit Claim for Refund Workshop The NC Department of Revenue will host a workshop for certain nonprofits that qualify for a […]

Chamber Ribbon Cutting – Pretty Nails

Shown at the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for Pretty Nails are, Jenny Hester, Prim Development and HVCC Board Chair; Mayor Pete O’Geary; Vicky Nguyen, Owner; Pretty Nails Staff; Deborah Brown, Vance County Board of Commissioners Chair; Sheri Jones, HVCC Communications Consultant; Second row left: John Barnes, HVCC President; Chamber Ambassador Joan Robinson, Business Community Liaison Director – Kittrell Job Corps; Chamber Ambassador Val Short, Triangle North Healthcare Foundation; Chamber Ambassador Michael Bobbitt; Connie Ragland, Work First Coordinator;  Not pictured:; Annette Roberson, Director of Membership Services; Melanie Mann, HVCC Office Manager.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, August 28th at 10:00AM for Pretty Nails to showcase the opening of their business and membership with the Chamber.  John Barnes welcomed owner Vicky Nguyen and her staff. Mayor Pete O’Geary and Commissioner Brown thanked Vicky Nguyen, Owner Pretty Nails for investing in the community and wished them […]

NC Unemployment Debt Drops by Nearly $2 Billion

The unemployment insurance debt owed to the federal government by North Carolina has dropped by nearly $2 billion under the reforms implemented by Governor Pat McCrory. The news was reported August 13 in a statement released by the Governor’s Office. After recent tax collections, that debt now stands at $597 million, down from the $2.5 […]

VGCC Upcoming Small Business Seminars – Energy Savings & Networking

The Small Business Center of Vance-Granville Community College will be offering the following free small business seminars the week of August 25th:     SEMINAR TITLE DESCRIPTION OF SEMINAR LOCATION DAY TIME DATE Register Small Business Energy Saver Program Through the new Small Business Energy Saver Program, your business could be eligible to receive substantial […]

Ideal Fastener Corporation to Expand Facility in Granville County

Ideal Fastener Corporation has announced it will be expanding its facility in Granville County. The company plans to create 155 jobs in Oxford by the end of 2019 and invest more than $5.7 million. Ideal Fastener Corporation is a privately held company established in 1936 and is the second-largest zipper manufacturer in the world. The […]

VGCC – How to Start a Business the Right Way

Join us on Thursday, August 14th from 2-4 PM for HOW TO START A BUSINESS THE RIGHT WAY.  In this seminar you will learn the basic points of starting and running a business that go way beyond the business plan. This seminar was developed specifically to teach people the most important things they need to […]

Henderson Vance Chamber of Commerce Leadership Vance Graduates

Shown at the Leadership Vance Graduation are, from left; Pictured front row: Annette Roberson, HVCC Membership Director; Antonia Pedroz, Vance County DDS Director; Felicia Dunston, Wal-Mart DC; Emilee Johnson, Maria Parham Medical Center; Ruth Brummitt, Triangle North Healthcare Board member; Erin McIntyre, Maria Parham Medical Center; second row: Pastor Ron Cava, First Baptist Church; Morris White, NC Cooperative  Extension, Vance County Center; Vanessa Shortley, The Daily Dispatch; Angela Pugh, Vance County Schools; Joretha Johnson, Triangle North Healthcare Board member; Kristi Salmons-Ellenberg, VGCC; Pam Norwood, Magnolia Management; Pastor Randy Mann, Central Baptist Church; Earl Walker, CenturyLink.  Not Pictured: Mario Moore, P&G Pet Care; Pat Pearson, City of Henderson.

Leadership Vance Class of 2014 graduated 16 business leaders on Monday, July 14th, 2014.  The graduation ceremony took place in the Fellowship bldg. at Central Baptist Church with Chamber Board Chair Jenny Hester and Chamber Membership Director Annette Roberson on hand to congratulate the leadership graduates. Hester on behalf of the Chamber’s Board and staff […]