October 4, 2015

Chamber Ribbon Cutting – State Farm Insurance – Margier White, Agent

A ribbon cutting was held on Wednesday, September 30th at 10 AM for State Farm Insurance – Margier White, Agent to celebrate the company’s membership with the Chamber and to showcase the business and all that it has to offer.  Guided by the highest levels of honesty, integrity and respect, coupled with a sincere commitment […]

Chamber Ribbon Cutting – Shortcakes

Tucked away down a country road in Epsom, NC you will find Shortcake’s Embroidery business where Clareese’s creativity comes to life. She has a base of over 130 customers from a four-county area. On Tuesday, September 29th friends, customers, Chamber representatives and our Mayor gathered to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Shortcake’s Embroidery business with […]

VGCC announces Small Business Summit and Expo; Warrenton businesswoman to keynote

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is planning its fourth annual Small Business Summit and Expo, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 11:30 a.m. until 4:45 p.m., at the Warren County Armory Civic Center in Warrenton. Local partners helping to organize the event are the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County, the […]

Registration open for November 5th food-business workshop

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is offering a free workshop for food-business owners November 5, 2015. The workshop, “Growing Your Food Business,” will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wake County Center, 4001-E Carya Drive. “North Carolina has a wealth of food entrepreneurs who are ready […]

Recordkeeping, Business Plans to be discussed at free VGCC Seminars October 6th, 2015

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a pair of free seminars for Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. “Licenses, Recordkeeping & Tax Issues for Small Businesses” will be held from 1 until 4 p.m. that day. “How to Write a Business Plan: The Most Important Part of […]

Chamber Ribbon Cutting – 1001 Flea Market

A ribbon cutting was held for 1001 Flea Market to celebrate their new membership with the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce at 10 AM on August 28th.  The business is located at 119 Warrenton Road in Henderson. The Flea Market opened in April 2014 and currently has 30 vendors.  The 1001 Flea Market became a member […]

Communities Prep for New Jobs with Utility Account

With Mocksville’s Southpointe Business Park operating at near capacity, Davie County leaders wanted to expand the park to include 85 additional acres nearby, but linking the two properties would require a new road and bridge. To address the challenge, Davie leaders turned to the state’s Utility Account for help. Earlier this year, the North Carolina […]

Building Reuse Grows Jobs & Communities

In today’s fast-paced economy, it doesn’t take long for a once-modern industrial building to become obsolete. But companies and communities looking to update older buildings can tap state support through the Building Reuse Grant Program. Administered by the Rural Economic Development Division of the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the program provides matching funds to […]

Communities Can Strengthen Innovation

The North Carolina Board of Science, Technology and Innovation is a key partner in a new initiative to build and sustain local innovation in communities outside of the Triangle and Charlotte. InnovateNC: A Cross-City Learning Collaborative will be an intensive, two-year collaborative allowing up to five North Carolina communities to build and sustain their local […]

VGCC Food Truck Entrepreneurship program comes back for seconds

Vance-Granville Community College will offer its Mobile Food Truck Entrepreneurship Workshop Series for the second time. This series of courses for entrepreneurs who want to compete in the growing food truck industry is unique in the North Carolina Community College System. A partnership of VGCC’s Small Business Center and Personal Enrichment department, the program will […]