A quarterly publication of the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce and The Daily Dispatch
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 • 3rd Quarter
Semprius to create local jobs in Vance County On July 19, Governor Bev Perdue came to Vance County to assist in making the announcement that solar panel producer Semprius, will build a solar cell manufacturing facility in Vance County. In addition, incentives that helped secure the commitment from the company stipulate that they must create 256 jobs over the next five years. Governor Perdue said of the announcement, “This is a big day for Vance County, and this is a big day for North Carolina. This company is on the cutting edge in the solar energy field, and we welcome them to North Carolina, the smart-grid capital of the world.” The facility is set for development at an existing
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Joseph Carr, CEO of Semprius, Inc., addressed the crowd gathered for the announcement last month at Vance-Granville Community College that Semprius, Inc., a leading innovator in high concentration photovoltaic solar modules, will build a pilot production plant in Henderson. building adjacent to the Triangle North business park outside of Henderson. Upgrades to the building are slated to begin in August, and will be boosted
by a $550,000 grant from the N.C. Rural Center. The plant is expected to be operational a year from now. The Semprius facil-
ity will produce highly concentrated photovoltaic modules that combine tiny solar cells with low-cost, efficient optics to concentrate sunlight and multiply it by
more than 1,000 times. Its modules are intended to make solar power generation economical in sunny, dry climates by obtaining higher conversion effi-
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Semprius Coming to Vance County pg. 1, 8 Leadership Vance Graduation pg. 2, 7 Home Credit Wins Tourney pg. 2-3 Members, Guests Enjoy B.A.H. Events pg. 3 Ribbon Cuttings pg. 4-5, 10-11 New Chamber Members pg. 6 Servpro Celebrates First Decade pg. 6
ciency and higher energy yield. The technology was developed at the University of Illinois. Please see SEMPRIUS, page 8
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Small Business of 2010 Revealed pg. 7 School of Excellence Program pg. 7 Upcoming Chamber Events pg. 9 P.O. Box 1302; 414 S. Garnett St., Henderson, N.C. 27536 Board / Ambassadors / Staff pg. 12 “Meet Me in the Street” pg. 13 Phone: (252) 438-8414 Fax: (252) 492-8989 Kennametal Wins Safety Award, Again pg. 13 Chamber Member Listing pg. 14-15 www.hendersonvance.org
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Leadership Vance graduates thirteen (From left) Golf tournament winning team members Gary Brummitt, David Reese and Randy Newton.
Home Credit wins 13th Chamber golf challenge
The 2011 Leadership Vance class poses for one last photo at their graduation ceremony at Ribeyes Steakhouse in Henderson. The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce announced thirteen graduates from its annual Leadership Vance program. Leadership Vance is designed to create a group of informed and dedicated leaders who will contribute to the community. The program is organized into twelve sessions which began on Feb. 3 with an orientation breakfast at Vance-Granville Com-
munity College and concluded on June 16 with a graduation ceremony and dinner at Ribeyes Steakhouse. Participants are exposed to various aspects of Henderson and Vance County, specifically in regard to city and county government, health and community resources, economic development, agriculture and natural resources, history, media, criminal justice and law.
The 2011 Leadership Vance Class completed its sessions June 15 with the group hard at work on the required Community Service project which is selected, organized and completed by class participants. This year’s class spent the day cleaning and moving furniture at the new site of the Boys and Please see LEADERSHIP, page 7
The Thirteenth Annual Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament was held at Henderson Country Club on June 14 with twenty-two participating teams. The event was again sponsored by Grand Sponsor BB&T. Maria Parham Medical Center, Toyota/Scion of Henderson, Kerr-Vance Academy, Satterwhite Point Marina and Walmart Distribution Center #6091 served as Gold Sponsors and Parkview Plaza/Sprinkle Properties served as Silver Sponsor. This year’s Chamber Challenge was won by a team from Home Credit Corporation: team members were David Reese, Gary Brummitt and Randy Newton. The second place team was sponsored by Premier Chiropractic and included Brad Johnson, David Pace, Jim Miller and
Josh McDowell. The third place team was an individual team with members James Edwards, Bob Herford, Kenny Abbott and Sylvia Edwards. Fourth place team was from Aycock School and consisted of Wayne Rigsbee, Larry Tant, Steve Potter and Tom Clancey. Event sponsors included: BB&T, Grand Sponsor for the Thirteenth year; Maria Parham Medical Center, Toyota/Scion of Henderson, Kerr-Vance Academy, Satterwhite Point Marina and Walmart Distribution Center #6091, Gold Sponsors; Parkview Plaza/Sprinkle Properties, Silver Sponsor, Coca-Cola and Harris Incorporated of Henderson, beverage sponsors; Leslie Ann Mills Photography, 98.3 WLUS-FM and City Tire, raffle sponsors. Please see TOURNEY, page 3
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The tournament featured a number of skills contests, courtesy of many Chamber member businesses. Skills contests donors included longest drive sponsors Document Systems, Community Care Partners, Jimmy Twisdale of Vance County Farm Bureau Insurance and The Rogers Group. Closest to the pin contests were sponsored by Harris Incorporated of Henderson, PSNC Energy and Liberty Kennels. Longest putt contest was sponsored by Golden Skillet. Skills contest winners were: for longest drive Tripp Watkins, Brantley Pegram, Chris Cheever and Tripp Watkins; for closest to the pin Tim Moseley, Jimmy Robinson and Elmer Gravitt; for longest putt Elmer Gravitt. The hole-in-one sponsor for the thirteenth consecutive year was Charles Boyd Chevrolet-Cadillac-BuickGMC, Inc. Teams this year included BB&T, Maria Parham Medical Center, Kittrell Job Corps, CenturyLink, Home Credit Corporation, Walmart DC #6091, M.R. Williams/Rose Oil Company, Satterwhite Point Marina, Vance-Granville Community College, Document Systems, Team Edwards, Saint Augustine’s College, Southside Office Supply, Harris Incorporated of Henderson, Kerr-Vance Academy, Premier Chiropractic, Vulcan Materials, Aycock School and Charles Boyd Chevrolet. This year’s gift bag donors included Carolina Sunrock, Coca-Cola, Express Employment Professionals, Kittrell Job Corps, Progress Energy, Staffmark, United Way, Vance County Farm Bureau, VanceGranville Community College and William L. Stark & Co.
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Handcrafted Homes, State Farm Agency Recruiting and Don Lorenzo’s host Business After Hours events Handcrafted Homes hosted a Business After Hours on June 2 at their location at 101 Eastern Minerals Road. A large crowd attended the event where guests were served homemade hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Tours were also given of three of the company’s various modular home models. On July 21, Don Lorenzo’s Mexican Restaurant and State Farm Agency Recruiting hosted a Business After Hours at Don
Lorenzo’s Restaurant located at 130 West Montgomery Street. This was a great networking event with a buffet of heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and many door prizes! For information on how your business can host a Business After Hours, contact the Chamber at (252) 438-8414 or e-mail email@example.com. Sponsorships are limited to one Business After Hours per month, so call now to schedule yours.
Left: General Manager Bill Murray displays one of many door prizes given away at the event. Below: Attendees of the Business After Hours event at Don Lorenzo’s Restaurant in July were treated to a buffet of hor d’oeuvres, drinks and door prizes.
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Henderson Pediatric Dentistry Henderson Pediatric Dentistry held a ribbon cutting on July 22 to celebrate the opening of the business. Owned and operated by Dr. Rhonda Kearney, the office is located at 451 Ruin Creek Road Suite 205 in Henderson. The practice specializes in pediatric dentistry and can be reached at (252) 492-5437 or on the web at www.hendersonpedo.com.
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Mansfield Computing Solutions, LLC Mansfield Computing Solutions, LLC held a ribbon cutting on May 20 to celebrate the opening of the business and their new Chamber membership. They offer full IT services and can be reached at (252) 433-0374 or at www.mansfieldcomputingsolutions.com.
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Medical Arts Pharmacy Medical Arts Pharmacy held a ribbon cutting on May 25 to celebrate the business’s 40th year as a hometown pharmacy. The event also served as an open house for their newly renovated and expanded space and a customer appreciation day. Medical Arts Pharmacy can be reached at (252) 492-3404 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pizza Hut Pizza Hut held a ribbon cutting on June 8 to celebrate their new Chamber membership and the addition of wings to their menu. Offered in 8 different ways, Pizza Hut’s Wing Street wings menu offers something for everyone; Buffalo in Burnin’ Hot, Medium and Mild, Spicy Asian, Spicy BBQ, Honey BBQ, Lemon Pepper and Garlic Parmesan. They’re also available with no special seasoning — just crispy and tender. Pizza Hut can be reached at (252) 433-6040 or on the web at www.pizzahut.com. Teddi Zoeva is the local manager.
Premier Pawn Premier Pawn held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the business on June 16. The business is a full service pawn shop and located at 1543 Dabney Drive. Owner and operator of the business is Jason Moon. To reach Premier Pawn, call (252) 438-4053 or e-mail email@example.com.
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Welcome new Chamber members Henderson Pediatric Dentistry 451 Ruin Creek Road Suite 205 Henderson, N.C. 27536 Phone: (252) 492-5437 Pediatric Dentist Rhonda Kearney, DDS, MS, PLLC
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Servpro celebrates 10 years of service to three counties
Servpro of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties is celebrating their 10th year in business. Keith and Melissa Paul opened the business in October 2000 after two weeks of intense training at Servpro Corporate, in Gallatin, TN. Keith grew up in Warrenton where he worked in Eddie Clayton’s tire and repair business (Clayton is his uncle). This helped inspire Keith to one day open a business of his own. As an adult, Keith worked for Sprint and Alltel in sales and customer service which gave him valuable knowledge and skills in running his own business. Melissa’s background is in the medical field as a physical therapist in a variety of settings. She grew up in many states including Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Indiana and Oklahoma. Keith and Melissa started Servpro of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties out of their home, with three kids under the age of 4. Now their kids are working in the business in the summer and during school breaks. Servpro of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties is a franchise system with over 1600 locations across the country. The company provides fire and water damage restoration, sewage/ biohazard clean-up, carpet and upholstery cleaning, air duct cleaning, mold remediation and emergency services. Keith holds Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Cleaning (IICRC) certificates for water damage restoration and applied structural drying. He is also a certified mold remediator. The company currently has seven employees.
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Manager Mike Rainey, company founder John Rainey and family members Ray Rainey and Becky Aycock accept the award for 2010 Small Business of the Year from Kevin McCarter of CenturyLink. Not pictured: Pat Frazier.
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The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce along with the Franklin, Granville and Warren County Chambers and the Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center sponsored the 2011 Small Business Luncheon in a collaborative effort again this year. The event was hosted by the Henderson-Vance
Chamber and was held at Henderson Country Club on May 19. Recipient of the 2010 Small Business of the Year was City Tire, Inc. The business is locally owned and has been in business for almost 56 years. Known for their hometown customer service and family atmosphere, the company offers full automotive, tire,
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and Warren County also awarded Small Business of the Year honors for their counties. Former recipients of the Vance County award include Henderson Wellness Center, PA, Franklin Brothers Nursery & Greenhouses Inc., Ballet Arts, Interiors, Fogg’s Exxon, Vance Furniture, Gray’s Gourmet, The Pea-
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Girls Club of North Central North Carolina. Jerome Levisy, Director, led the class in what needed to be done for their opening June 20. On June 16, the class celebrated their graduation with a steak dinner at Ribeyes Steakhouse. After a delicious meal for graduates and their guests, diplomas were awarded for completing the five-month course. The event ended with a pictorial Powerpoint presentation featuring memories and highlights. Participants in this year’s class included: Shay H. Bennett, City of Henderson; Kristen H. Boyd, Vance County Schools; Tammy Care, Maria Parham Medical Center; Jonathan Clark, Maria Parham Medical Center; Andre’a R. Crawford, Kittrell Job Corps Center; La’Shanda M. Daniels, Vance County Social Services; Tanya O. Evans, Progress Energy; Chereca Hargrove, Walmart DC #6091; Sherry Moss, City of Henderson; Derrick Nantz, Vance-Granville Community College; Suzanne Roudebush, Eckerd Youth Alternatives; Sandra Standley, Kerr-Vance Academy and Betty Taylor, KARTS.
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According to company CEO Joe Carr, these high-performance solar panels may be the most efficient in the world for converting sunlight to electricity. “We will build what is really the high-tech portion of the system here,” Carr said. “It is what I call the ‘secret sauce’ of our success. That will always be done in Vance County.” Carr also pointed out several advantages beyond the financial incentives that singled out Vance County as the ideal location for
the company to build its pilot manufacturing plant. Those advantages included proximity to I-85 and the company’s home base in Durham, workforce training opportunities with VanceGranville Community College, an available workforce and Triangle North’s offering of room for growth. “I think Semprius coming to Vance County will cause us to see an economic churn of jobs,” said Bill Edwards, Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce president. “The jobs at Semprius will require skilled training. When people within the county get the training, they will leave a
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Above left: Governor Bev Perdue answers questions at Vance-Granville Community College from newspaper, television and radio reporters after making the announcement last month that Semprius, Inc., a leading innovator in high concentration photovoltaic solar modules, will build a pilot production plant in Henderson. Above: Joseph Carr, CEO of Semprius, Inc., receives applause from Dan Gerlach, of the Golden LEAF Foundation, Perdue and Representative Jim Crawford after the announcement. lower position vacant, which can be filled by someone else within the county.” The average salary at Semprius will be $45,565 compared to the current county average of $30,004. According to Edwards,
the first 63 positions filled at Semprius will be specialized positions, such as engineers and researchers. Those hired after that will be trained. Part of the incentive package given to Semprius for locating in Vance County is
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Young leaders trained in 24th year of School of Excellence The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce, Vance County Schools, and Vance-Granville Community College recently co-sponsored the 24th year of School of Excellence from June 14 through June 17. School of Excellence is a leadership development program for rising tenth graders from these local area high schools: Crossroads Christian School, Kerr-Vance Academy, Northern Vance High School, Southern Vance High School, Victory Christian School and Vance County Early College High School. Students are selected by the administration of each school based on academic ranking and proven leadership ability. The program utilizes team building exercises, job shadowing opportunities and speakers from the community. It also offers leadership building activities. Participants in the 2011 School of Excellence are: Northern Vance High School: Brenda AriasGarcia, Angelica Durham, Taylor Evans, Dana Harris, James Hawkins, Katherine Jarrell, Whitney Johnson, Gray Parrish, Mel’leeah Robinson, Kayla Royster, Luke Trull and Ashley Williams. Southern Vance High School: Victoria Allgood, Stanton Fields, Simone Grant, Gregory Grissom, Kristen Lawrence, Marykey Morozumi, Sara Ramsey, Axis Tatum, Kaitlyn Walsh, Anissa Williams, Alvonte Yancey and Taylor Young.
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UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS Aug. 18: Ribbon Cutting for Fast Break/ Chester’s at 10 a.m. at their new location on Satterwhite Point Road.
Students in the 2011 Vance County School of Excellence are shown in the photo and include: (front row, from left) Ashley Williams, Axis Tatum, Luke Trull, Nicole Wille, Brenda Arias-Garcia Katherine Jarrell; (second row, from left) Kristen Lawrence, Kaitlyn Walsh, Taylor Young, Shellie Hughes, Whitney Johnson, Sara Ramsey, Rebecca Ross Beverly Foster; (third row, from left) Simone Grant, Anissa Williams, Elaina Araujo, James Hawkins, Dana Harris, Taylor Evans Mel’leeah Robinson; (back row, from left) Greg Grissom, William Douglas, Angelica Durham, Stanton Fields, Alvonte Yancey and Benjamin Layton. Not pictured are Kayla Royster and Gray Parrish. Vance County Early College High School: William Douglas and Amy Sutton. Kerr-Vance Academy: Beverly Foster and Rebecca Ross. Crossroads Christian School: Shellie Hughes and Johnna Wille. Victory Christian School: Elaina Araujo and Benjamin Layton. Presenting sponsor for this year’s program was Walmart Distribution Center #6091. Other sponsors and hosts included: ACTS of Henderson, Carolina Country Snacks, Franklin Brothers Nursery and Greenhouses,
Harperprints, Henderson Police Department, H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library, Lifeline Ministries, Satterwhite Point Marina, Vance County 911, Vance County Sheriff’s Department, Vance-Granville Community College, Vulcan Materials and Western Vance High School. The organizers would also like to recognize the help of the following facilitators in team-building activities: Mark Lawhorne and James Realon, Linda Fletcher, Spence Bailey, Dr. Randy Parker, Catherine and Scott Hughes and
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17 at the VGCC Civic Center. Walmart Distribution Center #6091 sponsored the graduation luncheon.
Sept. 1: Final “Meet Me in the Street” concert featuring “The Holiday Band” and presented by Harris Incorporated of Henderson and Budweiser. Concert will be held along Breckenridge Street in Downtown Henderson 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 2: “Christmas with The Embers”. Dec. 6: Fourth Annual Chamber Christmas Social.
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Re/Max Perspective Re/Max Perspective held a ribbon cutting on July 12 to celebrate new ownership under David Frazier and a name change for the business. The company is a full service real estate company serving Henderson, Oxford, Louisburg, Kerr Lake, Creedmoor, Youngsville, Wake Forest, Franklinton, Warrenton and Roxboro. They can be reached at (252) 430-6060 and on the web at www.movetohendersonnc.com.
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Spiritual Connections CafĂŠ Spiritual Connections CafĂŠ held a ribbon cutting on July 26 to celebrate the opening of their new business and new Chamber membership. The restaurant is located at 221 South Garnett St. in Henderson and can be reached by phone at (252) 767-1988. The business is owned and operated by Sandra and Curtis Durham.
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Splash of Color Interior Design Splash of Color Interior Design held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the business on June 17. The business is a home-based interior design and decorating company. The owner of the company is Mary Kathryn Washington who can be reached at (252) 230-5947 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Subway held a ribbon cutting on June 27 to celebrate their new Chamber membership. The restaurant, which is owned and operated by P.J. Patel, president, specializes in sub sandwiches, salads, specialty breads and personal pizzas. They are located at 1520 Dabney Drive and can be reached by phone at (252) 430-1590.
Tree Top Tree Services held a ribbon cutting on June 28 to celebrate the opening of the business and new Chamber membership. The business, owned and operated by Wade Robertson, is home-based and specializes in tree cutting and landscaping. They can be reached at (252) 226-3966.
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Kennametal wins its 24th gold safety award
Volunteers brave the heat to check ID’s for the Chamber’s first 2011 Meet Me in the Street.
Castaways launch 2011 “Meet Me in the Street” series The Castaways launched the 2011 “Meet Me in the Street” free concert series on May 26. The reputable band, known throughout the South for its over 50 years in the beach music industry, added extra heat to downtown with their mix of rock n’ roll, soul and beach music. The band proved to be a hit with the diverse crowd of more than 1000 in attendance. “The band brought a fresh sound and great entertainment to this popular venue,” said Bill Edwards, Chamber President. Harris Incorporated of Henderson along with Budweiser is the presenting sponsor of the concert series again this year. The second concert was held on July 14 with The Konnection Band and the third and final concert for the season is on Sept. 1 with The Holiday Band. Community Workforce Solutions, Chester’s and Pizza Hut served up hot
dogs, chicken and pizza for the hungry mob while Coca-Cola and Harris Incorporated took care of their thirsts. Wine and T-shirts were also available for attendees to purchase. Local sponsors for the events include: Gold sponsors - BB&T, Maria Parham Medical Center and Toyota of Henderson; Silver sponsors - AA Self Storage, AAA Gas and Appliance Co., EarlyFalsom Properties, Inc., NCOL, P & G Pet Care, Philips Optimum, Progress Energy and Satterwhite Point Marina; Media sponsors - The Daily Dispatch, Home in Henderson, US 98.3 and WIZS (AM 1450); and Contributing sponsors - For Your Occasion Party Rentals, Franklin Brothers Nursery & Greenhouses, Inc., KARTS, Rural Health Group at Henderson, P & G Pet Care, Mike Brooks Productions, Community Workforce Solutions, Quick Print, Bobbitt Signs and US Cellular.
Employees of Kennametal pictured with N.C. Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry after receiving their 24th consecutive Gold Safety Award. On June 9, the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce and the Granville County Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Labor hosted the 2011 Safety Banquet for businesses in Vance and Granville Counties. The banquet was held at the Vance-Granville Community College South Campus. North Carolina Labor Commissioner Cherie Ber-
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ry addressed the crowd of approximately 70, mostly industrial business owners and employees, before handing out the awards. Commissioner Berry touted the importance of knowing our co-workers in order to support and watch out for them if they might be having a “bad day” because of physical or personal issues. “This could go far in preventing a potential accident” said Berry. Local employers and
their employees were recognized with awards for maintaining exceptionally safe working conditions for an extended period of time during 2010. The Kennametal Henderson Plant won a Gold Award for the 24th consecutive year. To qualify for a gold award, the accident rate (rate of days away from work and job transfer or restriction) must be at least 50% below the industry average.
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