August 23, 2016

Strong Revenue Growth Triggers Lower Business Tax Rate

Governor Pat McCrory announced Tuesday that North Carolina ended the fiscal year with strong revenue growth, meaning business tax rates will be lower in 2017. Tax revenue collections were $21.3 billion, more than $300 million above the threshold for triggering a reduction in the state’s business tax rate from 4 percent to 3 percent beginning January […]

Chamber Ribbon Cutting – Maria Parham Medical Center “Advanced Wound Center”

The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of The Advanced Wound Center’s new location with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, July 14 at 4:30 p.m. at their Ruin Creek Road location.  “This is only one of more ribbon cuttings to come,” said Brian Sinotte, CEO, Maria Parham Medical Center.  Dr. Joseph Franklin, Medical Director […]

Breastfeeding and Work – Easy Steps to Supporting Breastfeeding Employees

Granville Vance Public Health is pleased to announce that we are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week August 1st -7th, 2016. This year we would like to promote breastfeeding in the workplace by urging all local employers to become a Breastfeeding-Friendly Employer. Return on investment (ROI) is the bottom line in assessing the value of new programs. Research shows […]

Governor McCrory Announces More Than $10.4 Million in Infrastructure Funding Supporting 622 New Jobs Statewide

Governor Pat McCrory announced June 23 that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 31 grant and loan requests totaling $10,433,899. The requests include commitments to create a total of 622 new jobs. “Job growth favors communities that have ready-to-go sites, buildings and infrastructure,” said Governor McCrory. “These grants will help provide the assets […]

TRAC in Downtown Henderson, NC sees near-record crowd

Visit NC held TRAC in Henderson/Vance County and the surrounding area on June 9th, 2016 and saw a large attendance from throughout the region. TRAC is an opportunity for all tourism-related businesses to meet one-on-one with program managers to discuss better ways to promote their property or event. TRAC brings Visit North Carolina’s program managers […]

McCrory Administration Implements Federal Program to Recoup Taxes Owed by Employers

N.C. Commerce’s Division of Employment Security (DES) has begun to collect unpaid unemployment insurance taxes from employers through a federal program called the Treasury Offset Program (TOP). The Division implemented TOP originally for the recovery of unemployment insurance benefit overpayments to claimants in 2013. In January 2016, DES leveraged this process to implement the recovery […]

Chamber Ribbon Cutting – Benchmark Community Bank

Henderson businesses take note:  you now have a new local banking option! On Wednesday, May 25, Benchmark Community Bank held a grand opening celebration at its new office on Graham Avenue across from the Ribeye Steakhouse.  With the help of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce and representatives from Benchmark’s headquarters, Vice President and Business Banker, […]

North Carolina’s Tourism Resource Assistance Center Free Marketing Event in Downtown Henderson, NC June 9th, 2016

Next week, on Thursday, June 9, tourism-related businesses in the Henderson/Vance County area – including the surrounding counties – will have an opportunity to work with Visit North Carolina staff to learn about its research, development and marketing services, and discuss best practices in reaching travelers, the media and increasing tourism visitation and spending. Visit North […]

NCWorks @ Work: Helping Businesses Find the Workers They Need

When Elite Metal Performance, LLC needed to find a talented new employee, it knew where to turn to for help – NCWorks. Elite Metal’s 11-person team specializes in making custom trailers, racing products, parts for biomedical companies, installing bailors and offering machine shop services. The business turned to the Centralina Workforce Development Board – a […]

Henderson Junior Women’s Club Spring Shopping Spree May 14th, 2016

Saturday in Downtown Henderson NC at McGregor Hall from 9am to 12pm Join us to kick start your Summer with all of your favorite products all in one place!! Mary KayLuLaRoeTupperwarePerfectly Posh Stella & Dot DoterraScentsyPersonalizeitNorwexKeep CollectivesRodan & FieldsThirty-OneTastefully Simple Hill’s Music Stone Art StudioPampered ChefDamsel in Defense Proceeds from vendor space rental will benefit […]