September 2, 2015

Chamber Ribbon Cutting – 1001 Flea Market

Shown at the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce of Commerce ribbon cutting for 1001 Flea Market are, Mike Clopton, owner/operator and numerous vendors; HVCC President, John Barnes; HVCC Board of Directors Chairperson Tonya Evans, Duke Energy; Chamber Ambassador Katie Bloom, CCB; Chamber Ambassador Joan Robinson, Kittrell Job Corps; HVCC Work First Coordinator, Vanessa Jones; NOT PICTURED: HVCC Membership Director, Annette Roberson

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

Some of the participants in VGCC’s first Food Truck Entrepreneurship class are pictured here by the Chick-n-Que truck at the first Mini-Food Truck Rodeo held at VGCC’s Franklin County Campus. From left are instructor Queen Harris, Tanya Weary, students Chuck Odom of Louisburg, Whitney Abbott of Kittrell, Randy Rowland of Kittrell, Lonnie Peace of Oxford, Bryan Coppedge of Warrenton and Alicia Blackwell of Henderson, with former VGCC Personal Enrichment coordinator Emily McCormick and Ernest Harris, the co-owner/operator of Chick-n-Que.  (VGCC photo)

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 […]

VGCC to offer Craft Artists Entrepreneurship program at Farmers Market

Vance-Granville Community College is offering a new course designed specifically to help creative local residents with skills in arts and crafts to succeed as entrepreneurs. The “NC REAL Professional Craft Artists Entrepreneurship” program will be conducted at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market, located at 210 Southpark Drive in Henderson, on Tuesdays from 6 until […]

Chamber Ribbon Cutting – Quilt Lizzy

Shown at the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce of Commerce ribbon cutting for Quilt Lizzy are, Susan Harris, owner/operator and her staff; Warrenton city and county officials; HVCC President, John Barnes; HVCC Board of Directors Chairperson Tonya Evans, Duke Energy; HVCC Board Member Kim Jordan, CCB; Chamber Ambassador Katie Bloom, CCB; Chamber Ambassador Val Short, Triangle North Healthcare Foundation; HVCC Work First Coordinator, Vanessa Jones; HVCC Office Manager, Melanie Mann; Jeannie Elizabeth Rose; NOT PICTURED: John Charles Rose, WIZS 1450 AM; HVCC Membership Director, Annette Roberson

A ribbon cutting was held for Quilt Lizzy to celebrate their current expansion efforts and new membership with the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce on June 30th.  The business is located at 110 East Macon Street in Warrenton. Starting in 2011 as what she thought would be a quilt-finishing shop, owner Susan Harris opened the storefront […]

Chamber Ribbon Cutting – Daurity Family Dentistry

Shown at the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for Daurity Family Dentistry are, Dr. Genny Daurity, and her staff (Sonia Hernandez, Brooke Grissom, Brooke Chadwick, Angela Nieves); Jeff Daurity; Ken Upright; Dr. Deuce Roberson, Roberson Family Dentistry; Allison Roberson; Dr. John R. van Venrooy, Specialist In Orthodontics; Amanda Whaley, Zach Rubin; Melvin Franklin; HVCC President John Barnes; HVCC Work First Coordinator, Vanessa Jones; Chamber Ambassador Cheryl Elman, Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute; Chamber Ambassador Kevin Bullock, WIZS 1540-AM; Chamber Ambassador Michael Bobbitt; Stuart Litvin, Director Vance County Economic Development; Not Pictured: HVCC Director of Membership Services, Annette Roberson.

Daurity Family Dentistry and their dental team welcomed attendees at its Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony sponsored by the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce held on Monday, June 29 at 4 PM.  The practice is located at 511 Ruin Creek Road in Henderson. The event featured office tours, food and beverage.  Dr. Daurity and her dental team would like […]

Chamber Ribbon Cutting EXQUIZID CUTS 2.0

Shown at the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for EXQUIZID CUTS 2.0 are, Lucas Perry, Owner and Barber;  Barbers Dwayne Macon, Melvin Jordan, Quinn Shearin and Cornelius Nile; Stylist Omar Evans and Christine Fields; Pastor; Mayor Pete O’Geary; HVCC President John Barnes; Chamber Ambassador Michael Bobbitt; Chamber Ambassador Clareese Moss, Shortcakes; Louis Williams and Kimberly Robinson, Rosemyr Corporation. Not Pictured: HVCC Office Manager, Melanie Mann

A ribbon cutting was held on June 9 to celebrate the opening of ExQuizid Cuts 2.0,  a full-service barber shop owned by Lucas Perry.  Located at 208 S. Garnett Street, the shop offers a variety of services including hair cutting, styling, quick weaving and designing.  There are 5 barbers on staff (with one chair available […]

Chamber Ribbon Cutting – Red Roof Plus

Shown at the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for Red Roof Plus are, Antim and Maggie Patel; Ajay and Maggie Bhatt and staff; Red Roof corporate leaders; Archie Taylor, Vance County Commissioners Chairperson; HVCC President John Barnes; HVCC Board Member Stuart Litvin, Economic Development; Chamber Ambassador Michael Bobbitt; Chamber Ambassador Joan Robinson, Kittrell Job Corps; Chamber Ambassador Pam Norwood, Magnolia Management; Chamber Ambassador Kevin Bullock, WIZS 1450-AM; Stan Wolfenbarger, Staples; Edward & Lisa Zurick, eLi Screening & Consulting; Not Pictured: Wayne and Debbie Kinton, Consolidated Marketing; HVCC Office Manager, Melanie Mann; HVCC Director of Membership Services, Annette Roberson and other community business owners and leaders.

A ribbon cutting and Business After Hours was held on Thursday, June 4th for Red Roof Plus at 200 Simmons Street in Henderson to celebrate their Grand Opening and membership with the Chamber.  County officials, business leaders owners and friends were among those in attendance to help in the celebration.  Attendees were able to enjoy […]

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