March 30, 2015

VGCC offers Two Small Business Seminars April 14

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a pair of free seminars for Tuesday, April 14, at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. “Are Your Ready to Run Your Business From Your Home?” will be held from 1 until 4 p.m. that day, while “Cash: The Lifeline of Your Business” will follow […]

VGCC Warren Campus hosts one-day small business seminar on Hospitality

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a free seminar, entitled “Hospitality Habits for Small Business,” on Wednesday, April 8, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the college’s Warren County Campus in Warrenton. The instructor will be Crystal Smith, Warren County Director for North Carolina Cooperative Extension, which is presenting the seminar […]

Commerce Aims for Greater Broadband Access with New Pilot Program

The North Carolina Department of Commerce is now accepting applications for the BizConnect Broadband Pilot Grant Program. The program provides reimbursements to North Carolina cities, towns or villages to fund deployment of broadband connectivity to a business location that is unserved, or underserved, by necessary broadband connectivity. The purpose of this program is to enable […]

VGCC Free Seminars & Resources For Your Small Business

The Small Business Center of Vance-Granville Community College offers free seminars and resources for your small business.  Here is a sampling of what’s coming up next week:       SEMINAR TITLE DESCRIPTION OF SEMINAR LOCATION DAY TIME DATE   Register Herding Cats: Managing in Today’s Small Business In so many situations managing in today’s […]

VGCC Free Seminars & Resources for your Small Business

  SEMINAR TITLE DESCRIPTION OF SEMINAR LOCATION DAY TIME DATE   Register   The Franchising Marketplace: Beyond the Burger PART 1 of a 3 PART SERIES Understanding the 4 quadrants of franchising: We will outline the 4 quadrants that make up all franchise business models and discuss the owner’s role, capital requirements and growth strategies […]

Granville County to Get 40 New Jobs With Expansion of Shalag US

The One North Carolina Fund helps Shalag US, Inc. expand its production facility in Granville County. The expansion will create 40 new jobs over the next three years. The company plans to invest $16 million in Oxford. “Manufacturing is one of North Carolina’s traditional industries that has helped build our economy,” said Governor Pat McCrory. […]

More Than 490 New Jobs Announced with Latest Rural Grants

North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and Assistant Secretary for Rural Development Dr. Pat Mitchell announced February 19 that the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 15 grants or loans totaling more than $5 million with the commitment of 491 new jobs. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) loan: The City of Raeford (Hoke […]

North Carolina Climbs to No. 4 Ranking in Site Selection’s Governor’s Cup

Governor Pat McCrory announced that North Carolina jumped to fourth place among all states in Site Selection magazine’s 2014 Governor’s Cup, a closely-watched ranking of economic development success. North Carolina moved up three spots as compared to last year’s ranking. The Governor’s Cup is awarded annually based on the number of new and expanded corporate […]

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 […]