Chamber Ribbon Cutting – Vance Furniture Celebrates 75 Years with Ribbon Cutting

On Tuesday, October 25th, Craig Bailey and Sam Harper celebrated the company’s 75 years in business with family and friends, their staff, local officials and business owners and the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce. 

Through the years, Vance Furniture has faced its share of hardships – storms, changing marketplace trends and demands, along with the region’s physical landscape and the economy while at the same time remaining true to their commitment to exceptional customer service and thinking of their staff as family. Long hours, hard work and their commitment to deliver perfection has kept them in business for many years.  Vance Furniture has survived it all, and this year, celebrates its 75th anniversary. Henderson certainly would not be the same without this downtown staple for furniture.

Sam and Craig have never settled for ‘good enough’. Having been in Henderson for 75 years, they know the people in Henderson.  They know what matters to their customers.  The Vance Furniture name has been built on their insistence that every purchase must meet or exceed customer expectations, and they will do whatever it takes to make it so. 

Within Vance Furniture there are five floors of showrooms offering home furnishings from the best brands, including: A.R.T., Armini, Broyhill, Craftmaster, Hillsdales, Hooker, Kincaid, La-Z-Boy, Legacy, Lexington, and Paula Deen Home furniture to name a few. 

For more information about Vance Furniture, please stop in at their 325 S. Garnett Street location or contact them at 252-438-3911.  You can also check them out at

This anniversary represents a very significant milestone for Vance Furniture and the Chamber is very excited to have been a part of this celebration today.

Image Information: Shown at the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for Vance Furniture are, owners Craig and Maria Bailey & Sam and Decie Harper; Dale Abbott, Henry Bryan, Marvin Daniel, Kenny Davis, Mitch Davis, Brenda Faucette, Michael Foster, and Zac Salazar (staff), Mayor Eddie Ellington; Councilwoman Fearldine A. Simmons; Desiree Brooks, Rachel Hedrick, Stephanie Ranes and Diane Robbins, The Daily Dispatch; former Mayor Pete and Grace O’Geary; Miss Kerr Lake Festival, Evan O’Geary; HVCC President, John Barnes; Chamber Ambassador Kevin Bullock, WIZS 1450 Radio; Chamber Ambassador Courtney Morgan, Henderson Wellness Center; Jon Anderson and Sallie White, BB&T; Tommy Roberson, ROBCO Manufacturing; Jenny Hester, PRIM Development & Rentals; Harold and Opie Frazier, Frazco; Carolyn Powell, Downtown Development; Stuart Litvin, EDC; HVCC Work First Coordinator, Vanessa Jones; and other business leaders and friends. Not Pictured: HVCC Office Manager, Melanie Mann; HVCC Director of Membership Services, Annette Roberson.