March 1, 2015

Chamber Ribbon Cutting – Wells Fargo Bank

Shown at the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for Wells Fargo are, Jenny Hester, PRIM Development and Rentals; Chamber Ambassador Joan Robinson, Kittrell Job Corps Center; Chamber Ambassador Clareese Moss, Shortcakes; Vance County Commissioner Tommy Hester, PRIM Develop and Rentals; Private Banker Kathy Demase; HVCC Board Chair Tonya Evans, Duke Energy; Senior Business Relationship Manager Carolyn Rogers; HVCC President John Barnes; Business Development Officer Phillip Frye; Chamber Ambassador Pam Norwood, Magnolia Management; Mayor Pete O’Geary; Chamber Ambassador Michael Bobbitt; Mayor Pro-Tem Mike Rainey, City Tire; Chamber Board Member Twanna Jones, ACTs.  Not Pictured: HVCC, Office Manager Melanie Mann; HVCC Director of Membership Services, Annette Roberson; Connie Ragland, Work First Coordinator; Curtis White, WW Properties.

Wells Fargo became a member of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce to support the advancement of the local community and promote economic prosperity. Wells Fargo joins more than 350 local businesses as Chamber members and recently marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting event on Tuesday, January 27th at 10AM in the Chamber office. Senior […]

North Carolina Exports Grow By 7% in 2014

North Carolina exported a record $31 billion in merchandise to international markets in 2014, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The exports mark an increase of 7 percent from 2013 and North Carolina’s export growth rate more than doubles the national average growth of 2.8 percent. “North Carolina’s continued export […]

VGCC Upcoming Free Small Business Center Seminars

  SEMINAR TITLE DESCRIPTION OF SEMINAR LOCATION DAY TIME DATE   Register   Credit for the Entrepreneur This seminar focuses on how the small business owner should manage good credit for himself/herself personally; also covers the business credit report. Speaker: Alyssa Mako     Warren Campus, Room W4103   T   2-4 PM   2/17/15 […]

Miss Jenny’s Pickles named 2015 Exporter of the Year

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services named Miss Jenny’s Pickles as the 2015 N.C. Exporter of the Year. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recognized the Kernersville-based company for its achievements in exporting during the Ag Development Forum at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. “In less than five years, Miss Jenny’s Pickles has grown […]

Marketing, Customer Service subjects of business seminars at VGCC Warren Campus

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a pair of free seminars for Thursday, Feb. 19, at the college’s Warren County Campus in Warrenton. Both are presented by Emily Ballance, a professional speaker and entrepreneur who has owned, operated and marketed two small businesses for over 25 years.  The first seminar, “Inexpensive and […]

Chamber Ribbon Cutting Seven Springs Delight Restaurant & Bar

Shown at the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for Seven Springs Delight Restaurant & Bar are, (front row from left): Tim Hester, Vice President PRIM Development & Residential Rentals; Chamber Board members Susan Rogers, Chick-fil-et; Chamber President John Barnes; Chamber Board member Jenny Hester, PRIM Development & Residential Rentals; Vance County Board of Commissioners Chair Archie Taylor; Dewey Petree, General Manager; Joe Schwartz, Owner; City Council and Mayor Pro-Tem Mike Rainey, City Tire; City Council member Sara Coffey, Coffeys Bail Bonds; (back row from left):  Sheri Jones, HVCC Communications Coordinator; Elaine Jenkins, Customer Service Representative Fidelity Bank; Stuart Litvin, Economic Development Commission; Mike Garrett, Broker Coldwell Banker; Karen Stainback, Broker Coldwell Banker; Mary Lee Garrett; Patsy Rivers, Branch Manager Fidelity Bank; Al Rivers, Broker Coldwell Banker; Rick Edwards, Rick Edwards Electric; Warren Nelms, Quick Print; Chamber Ambassador Michael Bobbitt; Wayne Stainback, Variety Wholesalers, Inc.; Chamber Ambassador Pam Norwood, Magnolia Management; Clareese Moss, Shortcakes; Brad Johnson, Premier Chiropractic; Debbie Kinton, Consolidated Marketing; Kevin Bullock, WIZS Radio; Jeanie Nelms, Quick Print; Wayne Kinton, Consolidated Marketing; Bradley Edwards, Consolidated Marketing and other Chamber Businesses (Not Pictured but attended): Melanie Mann, HVCC Office Manager; Annette Roberson, HVCC Membership Director; Chamber Ambassador Julia Langston, Henderson Family YMCA; Chamber Ambassador Sandra Wilkerson, Charles Boyd Chevrolet-Cadillac-Buick-GMC

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, January 29th at 5:30PM for Seven Springs Delight Restaurant & Bar to celebrate their membership with the Chamber and showcase their business at 197 Parham Road in Henderson.  Owner Joe Swartz and staff treated member business owners to tasty food samplings of baked spaghetti, chicken wings with […]

Health insurance workshop for Small Businesses to be held at VGCC

The Raleigh office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, in partnership with the Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center and the Leder Firm, will soon present a free workshop on health care enrollment. The event, which is open to any member of the community, is set for Wednesday, February 11, from 9 a.m. until noon, […]

VGCC Main Campus hosts two Small Business Seminars

Mike Collins presents a workshop at VGCC. (VGCC photo)

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a pair of free seminars for Thursday, Feb. 12, at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. Both are presented by Mike Collins, a motivational speaker and president of The Perfect Workday Company in Raleigh, who has led numerous seminars and workshops at VGCC in the […]

Numerous Delays for Weather – Wednesday January 14th, 2015

As of the time of this writing, the follow delays have been reported.  Please check with your institution directly for the most up to date information! Vance County Schools will have a two-hour delay for Wednesday, January 14, 2015, for all students and all school system employees due to the forecast for inclement weather in […]

Chamber Ribbon Cutting – TEGARRIS Associates Realty, Inc.

Shown at the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for Tegarris Associates Realty, Inc. are, Terry Garrison, CEO, Broker/Realtor; Charles Wilson, Realtor; Commissioner Deborah Brown, Realtor; Freddie Harris, Realtor; Arline Richardson, Realtor; Shirley Gray, Administrative Assistant for Tegarris Associates Realty; Mayor Pete O’Geary; Jenny Hester, Prim Development and HVCC Board Chair; John Barnes, HVCC President; Vance County Manager Jerry Ayscue; Chamber Ambassador Michael Bobbitt; Phil Hart, Data Forge & Chamber Board member; Stuart Litvin, Vance Cty. Economic Dev. Commission & Chamber Board Member; Hal Mutzel, Express Employment & Chamber Board member; Ed O’Brien, Walmart DC General Manager & Chamber Board member; Chamber Ambassador Val Short, Triangle North Healthcare; Patsy Rivers, Fidelity Bank Manager; Tammy Care, Maria Parham Medical Center & Chamber Board member; Mel Manning, Quality Investments Controller & Chamber Board member; Tonya Burrell, Owner Lotus Lounge Day Spa & Café; Joyce Doughty, Owner Tots 'N More Consignment Boutique; and other business and community leaders.  Not pictured: Melanie Mann, HVCC Office Manager; Annette Roberson, HVCC Director of Membership Services; Connie Ragland, Work First Coordinator.

A ribbon cutting and Business After Hours ceremony was held on Thursday, December 18th at 5:30 PM for Tegarris Associates Realty  to celebrate their membership with the Chamber and to showcase their business and all that they have to offer.    Tegarris Associates Realty is a trusted name in the North Carolina realty community.  They […]