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Business Outlook A quarterly publication of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce and The Daily Dispatch. Wednesday, November 10, 2010 • 4th Quarter Embers to return to VGCC on Dec. 3 for their annual Christmas concert Start your holiday season again this year with The Embers! The North Carolina band will play a return engagement in Henderson on Dec. 3. The 2010 “Christmas With The Embers” family concert will take place at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center at 7 p.m. A limited number of tickets are on sale now at the Chamber and from any Chamber board member. Prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce coordinates the event, which is sponsored by CenturyLink, presenting sponsor; platinum sponsors, Progress Energy and P&G Pet Care; gold sponsor, Walmart Distribution Center #6091; and silver sponsors, Maria Parham Medical Center and Satterwhite Point Marina. A scene from the 2009 “Christmas With The Embers” performance. The Embers recently played the final concert of this year’s “Meet Me in the Street” series in downtown Henderson. The Embers are a North Carolina tradition, known for their special blend of rhythm and blues and beach music. The group has been touring and turning out hits since its inception in 1958 and continues to be a local favorite. Inside This Issue First Chamber Summit held Business After Hours events New Teacher Package sponsors National Farm-City Week set Teacher Executive Institute Principal of the Year announced Chamber Intern profile Board / Ambassadors / Staff Sign up for Leadership Vance pg. 2 pg. 3 pg. 6 pg. 6 pg. 6 pg. 7 pg. 7 pg. 8 pg. 10 2011 annual banquet set for Feb. 8 The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate 73 years at its Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet on Feb. 8. The event will be held at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center. Keynote speaker for the evening will be David Cutcliffe, head football coach at Duke University. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Cutcliffe became Duke’s 21st head coach. Cutcliffe was named SEC Coach of the Year in 2003, has participated in 22 bowl games, and has coached the likes of Andy Kelly, Heath Shuler, Tee Martin, Eli Manning and Peyton Manning. The 2009 Citizen of the Year, James Edwards, will present the 2010 Citizen of the Year Award. Please see BANQUET, page 3 Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce Nominate the Citizen of the Year pg. 11 CFO of the Year selected pg. 12 Maria Parham Healthcare Foundation director honored pg. 12 P.O. Box 1302; 414 S. Garnett St., Henderson, N.C. 27536 Upcoming Chamber Events pg. 13 Welcome new Chamber members pg. 13 Phone: (252) 438-8414 Chamber co-hosts candidates’ forum pg. 13 Fax: (252) 492-8989 Chamber Membership Directory pg. 14-15 Ribbon Cuttings pg. 4, 5, 9, 10, 11

Business Outlook, The Daily Dispatch, Nov. 10, 2010

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