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Business Outlook

A quarterly publication of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce and The Daily Dispatch.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 • 2nd Quarter

Henderson Wellness Center declared 2009 recipient of Small Business of the Year award 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 2010 Small Business Luncheon in a collaborative effort again this year. The event was hosted by the HendersonVance County Chamber and was held at the Henderson Country Club on Thursday. Recipient of the 2009 Small Business of the Year for Vance County was Henderson Wellness Center. The business recently expanded to include an urgent care center. Henderson Wellness Center offers chiropractic services and acupuncture; treatment of back and neck pain; sports injuries; and the new urgent care

services. Urgent care services offer persons the opportunity to be seen on the same day without an appointment. The business is owned and operated by Dr. Brandon Taylor and is located at 414 Dabney Dr. To contact the office, call (252) 430-8000 or go to their website at This was the ninth consecutive year that the Chamber has presented the award, which recognizes a member business with 50 employees or less. An anonymous committee is charged with the task of deciding the winner from among those businesses that are nominated. Franklin, Granville and Warren counties also awarded Small Business of the Year honors for their counties.

Former recipients of the Vance County award include Franklin Brothers Nursery & Greenhouses Inc., Ballet Arts, Interiors, Fogg’s Exxon, Vance Furniture, Gray’s Gourmet, The Peanut Roaster and Raemac Transportation. The luncheon featured keynote speaker Joyce Siler, director of client services with the Women’s Business Center of North Carolina, who conducted a brief seminar entitled “Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Make.” The Women’s Business Center of North Carolina is a partnership program between the Institute of Minority Economic Development and the U. S. Small Business Administration. The event concluded with the presentation of the 2009 Vance County Small Business of the Year.

Larry Liles (far left), area operations manager for CenturyLink, congratulates (left to right) Dr. Brandon Taylor and Kakeasha Richardson, certified physician’s assistant, and their staff for receiving the honor at the annual Small Business Week Luncheon held on Thursday.







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12th annual Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament scheduled for June 2 Sponsorships are available for the 12th annual Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament. This year’s Presenting Sponsor is BB&T. The Gold Sponsor is Maria Parham Medical Center. The event will take place at Kerr Lake Country Club on June 2 (rain date: June 3). All Chamber members are invited to participate in this Captain’s Choice (Superball) tournament. One of the Chamber’s most popular fundraisers, this event is a great way to network with other Chamber member businesses. After lunch at noon, the tournament will begin with a shotgun start. Prizes will be awarded for the top four teams, with other prizes being awarded for the longest drive, hole-in-one, closest to the pin and longest putt. A dinner and awards ceremony will take place immediately following the tournament. Sponsoring teams and individual registrations are accepted on a first-come, firstserved basis. A limited number of sponsor-

Henderson-Vance County Chamber Of Commerce Mission Statement The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of the business community in those matters that affect the ability of local businesses to prosper and grow, and the ability of Henderson and Vance County to attract new businesses.

ships are still available for the event and for individual holes. Prize donations are also accepted. Hole sponsorships are $375, which includes meals, signage at the tee, and publicity at the tournament for a four-person team. Individual entrants are welcomed ($85 rate) and will be placed on a four-person team. Patron sponsorship level requires $100 or the donation of an equivalent gift item. Patron status includes sponsorship of an individual award such as longest drive, closest to the pin or longest putt. Member businesses can also participate as prize donors for items to be included in gift bags for each player at the tournament. Space is still available for a few teams, so reserve a spot today. To register or for more information, contact Tournament Director Sylvia Edwards at (252) 438-8414 or info@






Administrative professionals honored by Chamber at luncheon The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce hosted a special luncheon honoring administrative assistants and other professional support staff on April 21 at the Henderson Country Club. The speaker for this year’s event was John Formica of John Formica Enterprises, who presented “How Do You Deal with Work When All of Your Sick Days are Used?” Formica Enterprises is a training and coaching firm specializing in leadership development, personal and employee performance, improved communication, team relationships, business and organization growth and customer service. Prior to starting his own training and coaching firm, Formica held numerous top management positions with service industry leaders including Walt Disney World Resorts, Hyatt Hotels, Hilton Ho-

tels and Sunrise Senior Living Inc. During his 10 years at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., Formica managed the top luxury resort properties and has since spoken to companies and business professionals all over the world. He holds a bachelor of science degree from West Virginia University. In his presentation, Formica used humor and energy to motivate employers and employees alike to be the best they can be and to do their best at every task. The event was well attended with approximately 140 present. The luncheon is sponsored each year by the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County, the Granville County Chamber of Commerce, the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce and the VanceGranville Community College Small Business Center.

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Rhonda Kearney, DDS, MS 18 Lake Village Dr. Durham, N.C. 27713 Phone: (919) 423-0705 Pediatric dentist Rhonda Kearney, dentist, CEO

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Teacher Executive Institute holds graduation

On March 23, a graduation celebration was held for the 2009-2010 session of the Teacher Executive Institute (TEI). The annual program, now in its 16th year, concluded with a dinner and ceremony at Middleburg Steak House. Rep. Michael Wray, who represents Vance County in the N.C. General Assembly, was the featured speaker for the evening. He praised all of the program participants for their leadership in the educational field. He also encouraged them to continue to be leaders in their important work with students each day in the classroom. Wray added that he admires the educators for their efforts in their profession and for seeking to improve by participating in a program like the Teacher Executive Institute. Each graduate was presented a framed certificate by George Fowler, executive director of the Vance County Public School Foundation, and Lisa Bolton of Walmart Distribution Center in Henderson, which sponsored the graduation and dinner. The Teacher Executive Institute provides Vance County classroom teachers, counselors and media specialists with opportunities to tour local businesses, learn about the facilities and take part in informational seminars to broaden their skills base. The results strengthen the partnership between the professionals in education and the business community. The program offers educators a chance to network and share ideas with one another and also talk with business leaders about how they can work together to prepare students for the future work force. The institute is funded by the Vance County Public School Foundation, a nonprofit organization funded by private contributions, foundation grants and local business

This year’s graduates were (front row, from left) Evangeline Mitchell of the Early College High School, Donesha Bolden of Dabney Elementary School, Sylvia Jefferson of New Hope Elementary School, Jessica Hall of Aycock Elementary School, Kimberly Brown of L.B. Yancey Elementary School, and Iris Iyoda-Lacson of Clark Street Elementary School; (back row, from left) Ann Hanson of Zeb Vance Elementary School, Sharon Spain of E.M. Rollins Elementary School, Wendi Leas of Southern Vance High School, Robin Bowen of E.O. Young Jr. Elementary School, Shawn Richards of Western Vance High School, Susan Johnson of Vance Charter School, Robert Haworth of Northern Vance High School, David Stuckey of Carver Elementary School, McShell Edmonds-Evans of Henderson Middle School, Mary Williams of Pinkston Street Elementary School, and Alice Hinson of Eaton-Johnson Middle School. Youth Alternatives Inc., Harperprints, Inc., donations. The program is co-sponsored by Henderson-Vance County Chamber, JCPenthe Henderson-Vance County Chamber of ney Co., KARTS, Maria Parham Medical Commerce. Following are the corporate sponsors for the 2009-2010 session: • Gold sponsors: CenturyLink, JCPenney Co., Progress Energy, and Walmart Distribution Center #6091 • Silver sponsors: Carolina Quality, Poplar Creek Partners and Dr. Beverly Tucker • Bronze sponsors: AAA Gas & Appliances, Barnett Properties, Golden Skillet, Henderson Family YMCA, J.M. White Funeral Service, Rose Oil Company, Sylvan Learning Center, Vance County Farm Bureau and Vance-Granville Community College; • Event sponsors: CenturyLink, The Daily Dispatch, Durham Coca-Cola, Eckerd

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EXPO 2010 set for Oct. 12

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Ambassadors’ Club needs new members to represent Chamber On March 25, the Henderson-Vance County Chamber held its quarterly Ambassadors’ Club meeting at the Golden Corral at 8:30 a.m. Golden Corral is one of the Chamber’s newest members. “We really appreciate Manager Will Johnson opening up just for us. It is great to have a Chamber member that has breakfast meeting space as well,” said Rachel Hedrick, director of Membership Services. Approximately 17 attendees were treated to a buffet that included pancakes, French toast, eggs, grits and other breakfast fare. Ambassadors used this time to sign up to volunteer at Meet Me in the Street events and the

upcoming Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament. They also discussed keeping in touch with new members to aid them in making the most of their Chamber investment. The Ambassador Club is composed of volunteers from Chamber member businesses. These volunteers attend ribbon-cuttings, maintain contact with Chamber members, and volunteer at special Chamber events. The employee and the business they represent get exposure in the community and in Chamber publications. If you are interested in becoming a Chamber ambassador, please contact Rachel Hedrick at (252) 438-8414 or e-mail

It’s time to mark your calendars for the 2010 Business EXPO! This year’s event will be held on Oct. 12 in the Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) Civic Center. Sponsorships are available for the event. The event, now in its 20th year, offers businesses an excellent opportunity to showcase their products and services as well as meet the hundreds of potential customers who pass through the aisles over the course of the event. There are approximately 80 booths available inside the Civic Center. Limited spaces in the outside lobby as well as outside in front of the building can also be reserved. Sponsorship are available at two levels. Gold Premier sponsorships are $1,000 and will allow interested businesses to become EXPO co-sponsors with the VGCC Small Business Center and participating Chambers. Also included at this level is exposure in

EXPO publicity, exhibit space and lunch. Silver Premier sponsorships are available for $500 and include publicity, exhibit space and lunch. To celebrate the event’s 20th year, registration amounts have been reduced to $185 for Chamber members and $300 for non-Chamber members. Electric hook-ups are available for an additional $10. EXPO 2010 is being coordinated by the Henderson-Vance County Chamber, the Franklin County Chamber, the Granville County Chamber and the Warren County Chamber along with the VGCC Small Business Center. The public exhibit will take place from 2-7 p.m. Door prizes will be given away during the event. For more information, contact the VGCC Small Business Center at (252) 492-2061, ext. 239 or 240, or the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce at (252) 438-8414, e-mail:

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With 19 announced retirements already (and nearly 20 other legislative races expected to be hotly contested in November), there will definitely be changes in who serves in the N.C. General Assembly next year. What’s not yet certain is what organizations will be most engaged during the upcoming elections when new leaders are selected. Make no mistake about it — the organizations that do the best job of being informed, involved and organized during the 2010 elections will play a stronger hand in shaping North Carolina’s future! North Carolina needs elected representatives who understand what it takes for businesses to be competitive and successful to spur economic recovery and keep and create jobs. Unfortunately, many of the legislators who are retiring from the state legislature were knowledgeable about business issues — about what employers need and what the state needs to be globally competitive to attract and retain the best jobs. That is why we must be informed about and involved in the 2010 elections — and why our members and their employees must be as well. Polling shows that voters increasingly want to know if a candidate’s stated position on key

Lighting technology update provided money saving options for small businesses The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce hosted an informative luncheon entitled “Lighting Technology Update for Small Business� at the Henderson Country Club on April 8. Progress Energy lighting experts discussed energy-saving techniques, lighting technology, and rebates that are available to small business. In these tough economic times, the information presented in this session proved very beneficial to the attending companies and offered opportunities to improve their bottom line. The event was free to Chamber members and was underwritten by Progress Energy and Parkview Plaza.

business issues would adversely impact the companies for which they are employed. Even so, only a small percentage of employees actually receive any communication from employers about voting or key issues that would impact their ability to succeed and grow. The North Carolina Prosperity Project (NCP2) provides the tools to bridge this critical gap. NCP2 is a free, non-partisan, voluntary program provided through the North Carolina Chamber for local Chambers and their members. NCP2 services are free for businesses, including a website and e-communication tools. Visit the NCP2 Web site at and the Moore County Chamber’s co-branded NCP2 site (go to www. and click on “Quick Links� and “Chamber’s Prosperity Project.�) To learn more about NCP2 or sign up for free (or enhanced) NCP2 services, contact Joe Stewart at the North Carolina Chamber at jstewart@ or (919) 836-1413.


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Member churches provide much needed outreach ministries for the community

Pictured (left to right) are Diane Davis, E.M. Rollins Elementary’s media specialist; Pat Frazier, E.M. Rollins Elementary guidance counselor; and Nancy Strickland, chairperson, First Baptist Church’s Mission Committee. Each is holding samples of the backpacks given out as part of the church’s Backpack Buddies program.

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In the fall of 2009, Central Baptist Church began a new outreach program to touch the lives of the people in the community in a very real and practical way. “Central Cares” is a quarterly event where a number of the church members go out into the community on a Saturday with the purpose of serving the people of Henderson and giving a message of hope through sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. On October 24, 2009, members of Central Baptist showed their care for the community in three distinct ways. Approximately 185 plates of food were served at three distribution points: Springwood Apartments, Fire Station No. 1 and a group of senior apartments located on Coble Boulevard. Church members shared their faith, providing spiritual counseling and Christian resources at these locations. Secondly, landscaping improvements were made to the playground and flagpole areas at E.M. Rollins Elementary School. Lastly, Central Baptist members partnered with Rebuilding Hope Ministries to make needed repairs to a lady’s home in Henderson. Central Baptist Church is excited to continue this ministry and see it grow in 2010. “It is our prayer that God would continue to direct our hearts and hands to serve him where he is working. We find joy in meeting physical needs, but shame on us if we are not pointing each other






Equipping Faith Church The Bridge Program is being sponsored by The Global Training Center at Equipping Faith Church located at 549 South William St. in Henderson in collaboration with the Henderson Vance Weed and Seed Program. The program was designed by Pastor Orlando R. Terry to reinforce the knowledge and skills needed to be active in a technical world. The program offers assistance to youth in the community with developing various computer skills to prepare them for a fast-paced world of technology. The program will work to reinforce technology skills while offering a safe, challenging learning environment. The Bridge Program also offers adults in the community job training and basic computer training, including Microsoft Word, Excel and keyboard training. As Greater Ransom Way Of The Cross Temple at 90 South Lake the use of technology continues to grow, the need for computer Lodge Road Extension in Henderson offers community outreach skills is rapidly increasing. The Bridge Program offers hope in the form of a food pantry and soup kitchen every first and third and a bridge to connect the community with today’s technology. Saturday of the month as well as various nursing home minisThe Bridge Program is open to serve Henderson and Vance tries sponsored by the Women’s Department, ministers and dea- County youth Monday through Friday from 3:15-6:15 p.m. Adult program hours will be announced. The church may be cons. For more information about the church and its outreach opportunities, contact Bishop Johnny L. Alston, pastor, or Elder contacted at (252) 438-3311. Michael R. Alston, assistant pastor, at (252) 492-1824.

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Hungry children live and go to school in Vance County! This year a mission project called Backpack Buddies was initiated by First Baptist Church, Henderson, to help address this

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The Church of the Holy Innocents on S. Chestnut St. has maintained for many years a commitment to outreach as an expression of its ministry. need. The program involves giving out backpacks filled with nutritious and nonperishable food to select school children on Fridays so that the children will have food over the weekends when they do not have access to school breakfasts and lunches. These children are selected by the school guidance counselor based on need. The church is currently providing backpacks for 20 children at E.M. Rollins Elementary School. “Guidance counselor Pat Frazier and Media Specialist Diane Davis have PLEASE SEE MINISTRIES, PAGE 10

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MINISTRIES, FROM PAGE NINE been very helpful and are an integral part of the program,” said Rusty Edwards, associate minister. This year, the Backpack Buddies project has been supported by donations from church members that are above their usual contributions. The church would like to expand the number of children helped and foresees the need for outside contributions. They are hoping for business and corporate support. Based on this year’s figures, funds is the amount of $25 per month or $225 per year are needed for each child. Also, knowing the need to feed more hungry children in Vance County, First Baptist would like to see other churches and organizations get involved with other schools in this worthwhile mission. Members of the Mission Committee at First Baptist would be willing to share their experiences and expertise in helping begin this project at other churches/ organizations. Contact persons at First Baptist include Nancy Strickland (492-4985), Lois Murphy (438-5045) and Becky Faulkner (4385775). Other mission projects at First Baptist Church include the At Risk Kids (ARK) Program. This is a once-a-week after-school tutoring session held at the church for 15-20 E.M. Rollins Elementary School children who are selected by counselors. In addition, the church, in conjunction with Shiloh Baptist and Greater Little Zion Holy Church, hosts a once-a-year mission project called the “Back to School” block party. The event which is held in August, where over a thousand backpacks filled with school supplies are handed out. “Celebration of the day includes lots of free food and games. It is usually hot and always a great day,” says Edwards.

BUSINESS OUTLOOK “The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce is grateful for the support of its member churches and welcomes an opportunity to share with the community some of the wonderful outreach ministries that are being conducted by these churches.”


church provides classroom volunteers for reading, math, chess, lunch buddies and story telling. The schools make the church aware of their needs and every effort is made to fill their requests. Part of this outreach is to encourage those who work in the schools by providing them with notes and treats on various special days just to let them know how much what they do every day for the children of Vance County is appreciated. “We receive so much love and appreciation from the principals and their faculties and staffs. We are glad to be a part of what takes place in the lives of the students and those who educate them,” said Virginia Paynter, Local Missions chairperson. Contact Paynter at (252) 438-8791 for more information on starting an outreach program.

Church of the Holy Innocents

The Church of the Holy Innocents has maintained for many years a commitment to outreach as an expression of its ministry. There is a line item for outreach in the church’s annual budget that is administered by a committee which reviews needs and requests from charities and makes recommendations to the vestry for final approval. The church vestry has voted to increase the First United Methodist Church outreach budget by 10 percent annually. The church makes grants each year on the local, First United Methodist Church has adopted state, national and international level. Annual both Dabney Elementary and Pinkston Street grants are made to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund for Episcopal Outreach; Lifeline Elementary schools in the Vance County Ministries; Penick Village; St. Augustine’s Colschool system. The church’s mission outreach with Dabney started over eight years ago, with lege in Raleigh; St. Mary’s School; Thompson Children’s Home; and Food For The Poor. Pinkston Street Elementary added over five Last year, over 65 percent of outreach funds years ago. were allocated to local Vance County chariThe church supports the schools with ties and organizations including Rebuilding prayer (62 prayer partners), clothing, school Hope Ministries; Lifeline Outreach Ministries; supplies, book bags, food, eye glasses, and United Way; and the Boys and Girls Clubs. shoes. When the need arises, they have contributed to field day activities and paid for field Immediately after the earthquake in Haiti, funds were sent to the International Episcopal trips when students could not. Relief Fund. Recently, emergency funds were In addition to the material needs, the

allocated to the Bianca House here in Vance County. In the mid-1980s, the congregation joined with several other local churches to form Area Christians Together in Service (ACTS), which is headquartered directly across the street from the church and whose programs have provided assistance to many needy families in the area, including a soup kitchen and food pantry. Besides parish involvement as volunteers in a number of local programs such as ACTS, the blessing of additional land and


buildings has presented opportunities for various forms of community service. The Cooper House, a center for rehabilitation of women who have suffered from substance abuse, began as the area’s first battered women’s shelter, whose founding director was a member of Holy Innocents. The church’s Parish House is large enough for public meetings and gatherings, and is frequently used by various groups within the community including Alcoholics Anonymous and the Boy Scouts. The lot at the corner of Walnut and Breckenridge streets (Jackson Park) is leased to the city each year for a nominal sum and is used as a playground and recreational area by neighborhood children and youth. In addition to its outreach budget, Holy Innocents is blessed with several endowment funds directed to outreach. These include The Endowment Fund for outreach, the Genevieve Cooper Smith Fund and the Wolfe Scholarship Fund. New projects for outreach will also include the local cooperative effort of several local churches to provide a weekend soup kitchen as well as assistance with the men’s shelter. Information about the church can be found at





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Member Spotlights program offers way to get the word out about special sales/events Starting in October, the HendersonVance County Chamber began offering its members the new added benefit of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Member Spotlights.â&#x20AC;? This special section of the Chamber website allows member businesses to list their upcoming public sales, special events, special products and/or services for free. A link on the Chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home page takes all viewers to this special page. The criteria set for each listing is: â&#x20AC;˘ Entries must be 50 words or less typed in a Word or text document using a 10-point font size. â&#x20AC;˘ The name of the company is listed first and then the complete description of what is being spotlighted. â&#x20AC;˘ Entries are listed monthly. The entry

deadline is the 25th of the month preceding the month in which the entry should appear. Entries are listed alphabetically on the page with the company name in bold and the description in regular type. All will be uniform in appearance. (Example) YOUR BUSINESS NAME HERE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Beginning on Thursday, September 3, (business name) will begin its 4-day Labor Day Sale! Storewide prices will be slashed from 10 to 25% off. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sale you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss. Look for our ad in this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paper for specific offerings. To have your entry listed, just send the information as listed above to or call the Chamber at (252) 438-8414 if you have questions.




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Dataforge Dataforge held a ribbon cutting on March 24 to celebrate the opening of its new offices at 217 S. Garnett Street in downtown Henderson. The company offers a variety of computer and Internet services including service and sales for home, business and government; sale and repair of desktops, notebooks, servers and printers; new custom built computers; tune-ups, hardware upgrades and repairs; virus and spyware removal; data backup and recovery; and website design, hosting and management. The company is owned and operated by Phil Hart and can be reached at (252) 4384000 or at

$ABNEY$RIVE   (ENDERSON-ALL Hughes Insurance Agency Hughes Insurance Agency, located at 217 S. Garnett Street, held a ribbon cutting on March 24 to celebrate the opening of the business. The company specializes in insurance including health, life and supplemental. Owned and operated by Scott Hughes, the business can be reached at (252) 226-2010 or by e-mail at ashughes2006@yahoo. com.







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May 19: Spring Membership Drive at the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce. Businesses can join at a 15 percent discount off the regular membership investment. Watch for additional benefits of joining the Chamber on that day in The Daily Dispatch and on the Chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at ***** May 20: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Speed-Networkingâ&#x20AC;? event at The Silo on Graham Avenue. The event will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Beverages may be purchased but light hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres will be provided. This is a fun event which can result in a gain of 16-20 good contacts in less than two hours. Please RSVP to the Chamber by May 18 by calling Rachel Hedrick at (252) 4388414 or e-mailing membership@hendersonvance. org. ***** May 27: First â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meet Me in the Streetâ&#x20AC;? concert of the 2010 season featuring The Konnection Band. This free concert series, brought to the local community by Harris Incorporated of Henderson, will be held from 5:30- 8:30 p.m. along Breckenridge Street in downtown Henderson. For information, call the Chamber at (252) 438-8414. ***** June 2: 12th annual Chamber Challenge Golf



Tournament (rain date: June 3). For sponsorship opportunities or information, contact the Chamber at (252) 438-8414 or e-mail ***** July 22: Second â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meet Me in the Streetâ&#x20AC;? concert of 2010, featuring the Band of Oz from 5:30-8:30 p.m. along Breckenridge Street in downtown Henderson. For information, call the Chamber at (252) 438-8414. ***** Sept. 9: Third and final â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meet Me in the Streetâ&#x20AC;? concert of 2010, featuring The Embers from 5:308:30 p.m. along Breckenridge Street in downtown Henderson. For information, call the Chamber at (252) 438-8414. ***** Oct. 2: The Arc of Vance County will host its Colorfall Festival on Oct. 2 (rain date: Oct. 9) along Breckenridge Street on Embassy Square from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Interested vendors should contact Nancy Ormond at (252) 213-1343. ***** Oct. 12: 2010 Business EXPO to be held at the VGCC Civic Center from 2-7 p.m. For sponsorship information or to be an exhibitor, contact the Chamber at (252) 438-8414 or e-mail membership@





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CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY • 220 Seafood Restaurant • A Dominos Pizza Store • A&S Pest Control • A.B. Hair Carpets Inc. • A.M. Davis Electrical Services Inc. • A.R. Perry Glass/Henderson Oxygen • A.R.E. Mechanical Inc. • AAA Gas & Appliance • ACS-Health Management Solutions • ACTS ( Area Christians Together in Service) • Adcock, Wayne • Advance Printers • Advantage Care In Home Services • Adventure Island • AFLAC/Stephanie Leonard • A-Fresh Potti By Foster • Ahner Security Inc. • Air Control Inc. • Aire-Wise Inc • Allen, Dr. Robert F. Optometrist Allen’s Frameworks & Gallery • Alliance Rehabilitative Care Inc. • Allstate Insurance Co./Nunnery Insurance Agency • Allstate Insurance Company/Jeff Ayscue Agency • Ambassador’s Inn & Suites/Cornelius’ Restaurant • American Cancer Society • American General Finance • American Red Cross • Arc of North Carolina • Ashland Construction Company • Asset Management Services LLC • Auto Connection • AutoBrite Car Washes Inc. Aycock Elementary School • B Massage • Ballet Arts Inc. • Bamboo Garden Chinese Restaurant • Bank of America • Barnett Properties Inc. • BB&T • Beckford Medical Center • Bees’ Knees, The • Belk Inc. • Berger, Sen. Douglas E. • Bill’s Flowers and Gifts • Bobbitt Signs Inc. • Bobbitt Surveying P.A. • Bojangles • Bowers & Burrows • Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central NC Vance Unit • Brass Shoppe, The • Brassfield Commercial Realty • Breedlove Electric Inc. • Brewer Cycles Inc. • Britthaven

• Brooks Appraisals Inc. • Buffaloe Milling Co. Inc. • Builder Tony Hirst LLC • Builder’s Discount Center of Henderson • Bullock’s of Henderson LLC • Burgess Farms • Care Chiropractic Center Care, Jonathan S, Attorney, PA • Carolina Bed Center • Carolina Classic Transport LLC • Carolina Cooling & Heating Inc. • Carolina Country Snacks • Carolina Greenscapes Inc. • Carolina Lanes • Carolina Quality Inc. (Burger King) • Carolina Sunrock LLC Carver Elementary School • Carver’s Family Restaurants • Cawthorne & Associates • Central Baptist Church • Central Community Services • Century 21 - Country Knolls Realty • CenturyLink • Character Antics • Charles Boyd Chevrolet-Pontiac-CadillacBuick-GMC Inc. • Chase Development • Chick-fil-A • Church of the Holy Innocents, The (Episcopal) • Citizen Schools-North Carolina • City Tire Inc. • Civitan Club of Henderson Clark Street Elementary School • Coast Guard Auxiliary Henderson/Kerr Lake • Coca-Cola • Coffeys Bail Bonds & Investigations • Coldwell Banker Advantage-Henderson • Collins Collision Repair Center • Colortyme • Comfort Zone Designers Inc. • Community Empowerment Services LLC • Community Home Care & Hospice • Community Workforce Solutions Inc. • Consolidated Marketing Inc. • Cooper Company II LLC • Cordell’s Lawn Care Inc. • Courtyard/Woods Apartments • CPI Designs LLC • Cracker Barrel • Crafts On Wheels Inc/100 Years of Flight • Craving Inc. DBA Simply Delicious Catering • Crawford Properties • Crossroads Christian School • Currin’s Real Estate • D.D. Residential Services Inc. Dabney Elementary School • Daily Dispatch, The

Dataforge • Davidson, Billy • DB’s Windshield Chip Repair & Headlamp Restoration • DeCillis and Turrentine PLLC • Designs By You • Dex One Corporation • Document Systems Inc. • Dot’s Hallmark Shop • Drake, Dr. Alex E.M. Rollins Elementary School E.O. Young, Jr. Elementary School • Eagle PCS, Inc. • EarlyFalsom Properties Inc. • East Carolina Tire Co. • Eastern Minerals Inc. Eaton-Johnson Middle School • Eckerd Youth Alternatives Inc. • Edward Jones - Clem Seifert • Edward Jones - Jeff Perry Edward Jones - Tony Adams • Elmer A. Deal & Sons Inc. • Embassy Cultural Center Foundation Inc. • Embroidered Image • Employment Security Commission • Endrusick Enterprises LLC • Enterprise Rent-A-Car • Equipping Faith Church Destiny Center • Express Employment Professionals • EZ Car Care • Faith to Freedom Inc. • Family Eye Center, OD PA • Family Intervention & Prevention Services LLC • Faulkner Grading & Landscaping Inc. • F-G-V Partnership for Children • Fidelity Bank • First Baptist Church • First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. • First United Methodist Church • Five County Mental Health Authority • Five Star Physical Therapy Inc. • Florida Marine Tanks Inc. • Flowers Funeral Home • Fogg’s Exxon Service Station • Food Lion LLC • For Your Occasion Party Rentals • Four County Health Network Inc./ Community Care Partners • Four County Primary Care,RLLP • Fox, Stan • Fox’s Pond Company L.P./DBA Foxborough Pines Apartments • Franklin Brothers Nursery & Greenhouses Inc. • Frazco Inc. • Freedom Federal Credit Union • Garden Walk Villas • Gateway Community Development Corporation

• General Federation of Women’s Clubs/ Henderson Junior Woman’s Club • Generations Community Credit Union • George’s Glover’s Landscaping & Grading Inc. • Golden Corral • Golden Skillet • Gould’s Ice Cream & Subs • Granville County Cattlemen’s Association • Granville Health System • Granville-Vance District Health Department • Greater Ransom Way of the Cross Temple • Greystone Concrete Products Inc. Griesinger, Roger • Guardian Care of Henderson • Gupton Services Inc. • Gupton’s Sporting Goods Inc. • H & R Block • H & W Heating & Air Conditioning H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library • H.G. Reynolds Company Inc. • Hampton Inn - Henderson • Handcrafted Homes LLC Harperprints Inc. • Harris Equipment Company • Harris Incorporated of Henderson • Healthcare Options of the Triangle • Henderson Auction Gallery • Henderson Collegiate • Henderson Community Concert Association • Henderson Convention Center • Henderson Country Club • Henderson Family Medicine Clinic/A Duke Health System Affiliate • Henderson Family YMCA • Henderson Florist & Gifts Shoppe • Henderson Fruit & Produce Company • Henderson Furniture Outlet Inc. • Henderson Indoor & Outdoor Flea Market • Henderson Institute Graduates & Former Students Association Inc. • Henderson Lions Club Henderson Middle School • Henderson Pediatric Center • Henderson Wellness Center PA • Henderson, City of Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce • Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers Inc. Henderson-Vance Downtown Development • Hight Warehouse Inc. • Hill’s Music Shoppe Inc. • Holden Moss Knott Clark & Copley P.A. • Holiday Inn Express • Holland Industrial • Home Credit Corporation Inc. • Home in Henderson Inc. • Homes and Land Magazine





CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY • Hoyle, Wilson S. Jr., DDS Hughes Insurance Agency • Hughes, Jack H., Attorney • Humphries Construction Co./ Triangle North Exteriors • Humpty Dumpty Day Care • Ichibar Japanese Restaurant • Innovative Green Builders/WDT Development LLC • Interiors and Gifts Too • J & E ScreenPrint • J.L. Williams Construction Company Inc. • J.M. White Funeral Service • Jameson Inn • JCPenney Co. Inc. • Jefferson-Green Inc./dba Choice Realty • Jerry’s Artarama NC Inc. • Joel T. Cheatham • John Foster Homes • Johnson, Jones & Associates • Johnson’s Block & Concrete Co. Inc. • Journigan’s Tire & Battery Sales Kearney, Rhonda DDS, MS • Kennametal Inc. • Kentucky Fried Chicken • Kerr Drug Inc. • Kerr Lake Country Club • Kerr Lake Glassworks/Chex Car Care • Kerr Lake Orthopaedics • Kerr-Vance Academy • Kids World Inc. • Kilian Engineering Inc. • Kimball Roofing/KBL Exteriors • Kittrell Job Corps Center L.B. Yancey Elementary School • Lakeland Theatre Company & Cultural Arts Center Inc. • Lakes Media, LLC- US98.3 WLUS-FM • Lamplight Inn & Tobacco Farm Camp • Lemmond, Melissa Carraway • Leslie Ann Mills Photography • Liberty Kennels Inc. • Liberty Tax Service • Life Line Outreach Inc. • Little River Corporation • Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse • Loyd Plumbing Co. • M.R. Williams Inc. • Maintenance Plus Landscaping • Manpower Services • Maria Parham Medical Center • Maria Parham Nephrology & Hypertension

• Maria Parham Pain & Physical Medicine Clinic • Marketplace Cinema • Markson Scientific, LLC/dba Markson LabSales • Mast Drug Company • Maxim Healthcare Services • Mayflower Seafood Restaurant of Henderson • Medical Arts Pharmacy • Mid South Electric Service Inc. • Middleburg Steak House Inc. • Mike Brooks Productions & D.J. Services • Mike Brummitt Heating and Cooling LLC • Milkam Hospitality Inc. • Moody Brothers Jewelers • Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney/ Virginia Clay • Mr. Electric of the Northeast Piedmont • Mr. Landscape Design/Build Inc. • NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services • NCOL.NET • Needlegate New Hope Elementary School • New Republic Savings Bank • Newcomb Computers • Noel, Richard, DDS, PA • Norlina Christian School • North Carolina Institute Of Minority Economic Development • Northern Carolina Surgical Associates Northern Vance High School • Occoneechee Council • Ogle, Dr. Adrian • Optimist Club of Henderson • Optimum Lighting LLC • Overby Marine • P&G Pet Care • Pacific Coast Feather • Paradise Family Dentistry • Paul Heidepriem Photography • Peanut Roaster, The Inc. • Peck, Hazel P. • Pegram Agency, Inc. The/ Nationwide Insurance • Pepsi-Cola of Durham • Perry & Waters, LLP • Pete Smith Automotive Group • Petersen Graphics • Phillips, Dorsey, Thomas, Waters & Brafford, PA Pinkston Street Elementary School • Pinnell Insurance Agency, Inc. • Pino’s Italian Restaurant • Pizza Inn of Henderson

• Platinum Cuts IV Barbershop • Postal Plus Business Center • Premier Chiropractic • Premier Women’s Health • Prestigious Housing Inc. • Prim Development and Rentals • Print Enterprise Inc. • Pro Nails • Progress Energy • Prudential Select Properties • PSNC Energy, A Scana Company Pulley, Charles • Quality Equipment LLC • Quick Print of Henderson Inc. • Raemac Transportation • Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre • Ransom, Kirby, DMD, PA • RBC Bank • RE/MAX Carriage Realty • Recovery Innovations of North Carolina Inc. • Revlon • RiceWrap Mfg. LLC • Richardson, Arline • Rick Edwards Electric • RK & B Plumbing • ROBCO Manufacturing • Roberson, T.M. , II, D.D.S. PLLC • Robert B. Lloyd Plumbing Inc. • Rogers Group Inc. • Rose Gin & Supply Co. • Rose Oil Company • Rosemart Inc. • Rosemyr Corporation/AA Self Storage • Rotary Club of Henderson • Rural Health Group at Henderson • S.T. Wooten Corporation • Saint Augustine’s College • Saint-Gobain Containers • Salare Inc. • Salvation Army, The • Sams Furniture & Sams Furniture 2 • Sanford Milling Company • Satterwhite Chiropractic • Satterwhite Point Marina Inc. • Schewels Furniture Company Inc. • School of Graphic Arts • Scottish Inns • Screen Master • Sears • Serafin Plastic Surgery, PLLC/ Aesthetic Center at MPMC • Servpro of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties • Shortcakes Embroidery/Screen Printing

• Silo, The • Skateeum, The • Skipper Forsyth’s Bar-B-Q • Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q • So-ul Delicious • South Granville Medical Center • Southern Chainsaw & Mower Parts • Southern Laundry and Dry Cleaners Southern Vance High School • Southside Office Supply • St. John’s Episcopal Church • Staffmark • Stainback, Satterwhite, Burnette & Zollicoffer, PLLC • Staples • State Employees Credit Union • Sterling Park Apartments • Stott Oil Co. Inc. • Stuf-It-Storage and Rentals • Success & Beyond Global Enterprises LLC • SunTrust • Supply Line Country Market • Sylvan Learning Center of Henderson • Tabet, Munther S., MD, PA • Taco Bell • Tarheel Publishing • Tarheel Woodcrafters Inc. • TARMAC Educational Services • Team National • The Bullpen Sports Bar & Grill • The Guest House At Burnside Plantation • The Teacher Store • Thompson’s Landscaping and Lawn Care • Tidal Wave Car Wash • Time Warner Cable • Toyota/Scion of Henderson • Triangle North Corporate Park Tri-County Power Equipment • Trilake Granite & Stone Inc. • Triumph LLC • Tucker, Dr. Beverly • U.S. Cellular • Union Bank & Trust Company • Union Chapel United Methodist Church • United Home Care Inc. • United Way of Vance County/ Volunteer Center • Vance Athletic Supply Co., Inc./ dba Sportrax • Vance Charter School • Vance Construction Company • Vance County • Vance County Arts Council

• Vance County Community Foundation Vance County Early College High School Vance County Economic Development Commission • Vance County Farm Bureau Inc. • Vance County Habitat for Humanity • Vance County Public School Foundation • Vance County Schools Vance County Tourism • Vance Family Medicine • Vance Furniture Company • Vance Granville Home Builders Association Vance-Granville Business Network • Vance-Granville Community College • Variety Wholesalers Inc. • Verizon Wireless • Vescom America Inc. • Video Conception • Vulcan Materials • W. W. Properties • Wake Electric Membership Corporation • Walker Auto Stores • Walmart DC 6091 • Walmart Store 2256 • Waste Industries Inc. • West Hills Veterinary Centre • Wester Realty & Insurance Agency Inc. • Wester, M. W., III, DDS Western Vance High School • Wheeler, Ted/dba Ted’s Service Company • Whitco Termite & Pest Control • White’s Utility Buildings • Wille, Thomas “Tom” • William L. Stark and Company • WIZS Radio • Woodruff Trucking, Moving & Storage Inc. • Wooten, William S., DDS, PA • Wray, Michael, N.C. Rep. • Wright, Danny W., CPA, PLLC • Yancey Hines Special Events Photography • Yarny and Sassy Zeb Vance Elementary School • Denotes members of the Chamber’s 110 Percent Club who are funding the Chamber at 110 percent of their normal investment level. Thank you!


Quarterly news tabloid published for the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce by The Daily Dispatch


Quarterly news tabloid published for the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce by The Daily Dispatch