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Business Outlook A quarterly publication of the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce and The Daily Dispatch

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 • 3rd Quarter

Castaways to perform at final Meet Me in the Street The third and final “Meet Me in the Street” concert for 2012 will be held on September 13 and will feature The Castaways — a band with nearly 50 years of experience in the beach music industry. From their beginning in Durham in 1961, The Castaways have been pleasing audiences with their unique flavor of beach, soul, and rock n’ roll music. The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce hosts these free, local concerts which are presented by sponsors Harris Incorporated of Henderson and Budweiser. The 2012 “Meet Me in the Street” concert series started out with a few surprises. The first event, scheduled for April 26, had to be postponed due to inclement weather and was rescheduled for May 11. That event, which featured local band, The Konnection, turned out to be a perfect evening with food, fun and a dancing crowd. The second event was held on May 31 with The Entertainers commanding the stage. Again

the weather cooperated with temperatures well into the 90s. These concerts are made possible by our many Chambermember sponsors. Gold sponsors for this year are BB&T, Maria Parham Medical Center and Toyota of Henderson. Silver Sponsors are AA Self Storage, AAA Gas & Appliance Company, Greenway’s Authentic Charcoal Grill, P&G Petcare, Philips Optimum, Progress Energy and Satterwhite Point Marina. Other sponsors include: Contributing sponsors Bobbitt Signs, For Your Occasion Party Rentals, Franklin Brothers Nursery & Greenhouses, Inc., KARTS, Kerr Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Mike Brooks Productions, Quick Print, Rural Health Group at Henderson and US Cellular; Food and Beverage sponsors Coca-Cola, Community Workforce Solutions, Harris Incorporated of Henderson, Pizza Inn and Sunset Slush. Media sponsors for each event are The Daily Dispatch, WIZS 1450 Radio and WLUS 98.3.

The Castaways will bring their nearly 50 years of experience in the beach music industry to bear for the final Meet Me in the Street event scheduled for Sept. 13.

Inside This Issue Leadership Vance Graduates New Chamber Members Chamber Board/Staff Upcoming Events BB&T Celebrates 90 Years Member Benefits Member Spotlights Ribbon Cuttings

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Disaster Preparedness School of Excellence Anniversary Triangle North - Chamber Challenge Work opportunity Tax Credits Safety Award Winners Veteran Fast Launch Membership Directory

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Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 1302; 414 S. Garnett St., Henderson, N.C. 27536 Phone: (252) 438-8414 Fax: (252) 492-8989 www.hendersonvance.org

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2012 Leadership Vance graduates 20 The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce announced 20 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 12 sessions, which began on Feb. 16 with an orientation breakfast at VanceGranville Community College and concluded on June 19 with a graduation ceremony and dinner at Greenway’s Authentic Charcoal Grill. 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 2012 Leadership Vance Class completed its sessions on June 7 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 building six raised, wooden plant beds for the children at Clarke Elementary. Teachers will use them to show students how to plant food crops so that they learn first hand that food does not originate in a grocery store. The experience will also likely allow students to prepare and cook the items as well. The plan was originated by Pete Burgess with the support of Farm Bureau, who wrote a note of thanks to the class for their time and efforts. On June 19, the class celebrated their graduation with a dinner at Greenway’s Authentic Charcoal Grill which offered them a choice of 6 oz. filet,

The 2012 Leadership Vance class with one of the raised plant beds they built at Clarke Elementary School on June 7. Plans for this project were originated by Pete Burgess with the support of Farm Bureau. 8 oz. ribeye, chicken breast, or salmon along with all the trimmings and dessert. After a delicious meal for graduates and their guests, diplomas were awarded for completing the five-month course. Program manager Rachel Hedrick was presented an autographed piece of granite from Greystone

Quarry with the words “You Rock” and signatures of all the class members as a memento. The event ended with a pictorial Powerpoint presentation featuring memories and highlights from the five-month class. Participants in this year’s class included: Sherri Shontiee Alston (Vance Co. Dept. of

Social Services); Catherine Blankenship (Maria Parham Medical Center); Kelly Bondurant (Vance-Granville Community College); Michael Bobbitt (self-employed); Porcha Brooks (Vance County Tax administrator); Thomas Hampton (P&G Pet Care); Freda Hawley (Walmart Distribution Center

No. 6091); Reggie Hicks (Union Bank & Trust Co.); Brian Johnson (BB&T); Jerome Levisy (Boys & Girls Club of N.C.); Ayana Lewis (Abria’s Chase Foundation); Stuart Litvin (Henderson-Vance County Economic Development Commission); Brian Marshburn, (BB&T); Tonya Moore (KARTS); Me-

sina Reddish (Granville-Vance District Health Dept.); Jessica Rice (AIM High Athletics & Personal Training); Sara Rudolph (Franklin-Vance-Warren Opp., Inc.); Desmond Thompson (Vance County Schools); Matthew Todd, (Vance County Farm Bureau); and Kanika Turrentine (Infinite Possibilities).

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Board / Ambassadors / Staff 2012 Chamber Officers Catherine Hughes Chair Hal Muetzel First Vice-Chair Jenny Hester Second Vice-Chair Mel Manning Treasurer David Ruggles Immediate Past Chair

Center No. 6091 Curtis Tyndall BB&T

2012-2014 Dr. Angela Ballentine Vance-Granville Community College Jenny Hester Prim Development and Rentals Catherine Hughes Satterwhite Point Marina Board of Directors Hal Muetzel Express Employment 2010-2012 Professionals Dave Genetti Susan Rogers Toyota/Scion of Henderson Chick-fil-A Mel Manning Thomas Shaw Harris Incorporated of Vance County Farm Bureau Henderson Tanya Evans 2012 Chamber Progress Energy Ambassadors Walter Pegram Cindy Abate NCOL.net Liberty Kennels, Inc. Jody Pernell Rudy Abate Greenway’s Authentic Liberty Kennels, Inc. Charcoal Grill Bernice Bullock David Ruggles Generations Community Maria Parham Medical Credit Union Center Jessica Burnette Xerox 2011-2013 Jon Clark Johnny Bobbitt Maria Parham Medical Print Enterprise, Inc. Center Kathy Brown Gina DeMent P & G Pet Care Five County Community Bernice Bullock Operations Ctr. Generations Community Fern Ellington Credit Union BB&T Gina DeMent Cheryl Elman Five County Community Crafts on Wheels/100 Years Operations Center of Flight Corey Bierly Linda Fletcher Walmart Distribution Vance-Granville

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Community College Reginald Hicks Union Bank & Trust Company Brian Johnson BB&T Julia Langston Henderson Family YMCA Brian Marshburn BB&T Clareese Moss Shortcakes Embroidery/ Screen Printing Jessica Rice Aim High Athletics/ Personal Training Susan Rogers Chick-fil-A Suzanne Roudebush Eckerd Adolescent Parenting Program Sandra White Saint Augustine’s College Alison Wilson P & G Pet Care Ex-Officio Directors Stuart Litvin Director, Vance County Economic Development Commission Dennis Tharrington Chair, Henderson-Vance

Economic Partnership Vacant Director, HendersonVance Downtown Development Dr. Stelfanie Williams President, Vance-Granville Community College Terry Garrison Chair, Vance County Board of Commissioners Pete O’Geary Mayor, City of Henderson Ronald Gregory Superintendent, Vance County Schools Bob Singletary President/CEO Maria Parham Medical Center Chamber Staff John Barnes President Rachel Hedrick Director of Membership Services Sylvia Edwards Office Manager Connie Ragland Work First Coordinator Sheri Jones Communications Consultant

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Coventry House Inn 20 Medical Court Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: (252) 430-1267 FAX: (252) 430-0016 Senior Living Davi Wilson, Executive Director   Penmack Staffing Services, Inc. 874 N. Mecklenburg Avenue South Hill, VA 23970 Phone: (434) 447-4333 FAX: (434) 447-2939 Employment Services Sarah Evans, Staffing Specialist   Michael Bobbitt P.O. Box 791 Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: (252) 438-4876 FAX: (252) 438-4876 Individual

GENCO ATC 845 Commerce Drive Henderson, NC 27537 Phone: (252) 762-2601 FAX: (252) 762-2653 Logistics/Shipping Matt Stoner, Facility Manager   X-Quisite Ryders Inc. 119 Dorsey Place Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: (319) 427-2574 Civic/Community/Non-Profit Francine Burwell, President   Hinton Accounting & Tax Service 317 S. Garnett Street Henderson, NC 26536 Phone: (252) 438-6905 FAX: (252) 438-6905 Accountant Reginald Hinton, Owner

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Upcoming Chamber events Aug. 8

Sept. 13

The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce will host a Small Business Roundtable in the conference room of the Chamber. Presenter for the event will be Rob Lease with Argand Energy Solutions to discuss solar solutions for your small business. The cost of lunch and the presentation is $10. Please RSVP by calling Rachel Hedrick at the Chamber at (252) 438 8414 or e-mail membership@ hendersonvance.org.

The final Meet Me in the Street concert of 2012 will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Downtown Henderson along Breckenridge Street. Featured will be The Castaways. Concerts are presented by Harris Incorporated of Henderson and Budweiser.

Aug. 16 Business After Hours hosted by Sleep Inn at 18 Market St. (right off of Zeb Robinson Road) in Henderson from 5:30-7 p.m. A ribbon-cutting will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the beginning of the event to celebrate the hotel’s newly renovated facility. Tours and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Rsvp to the Chamber at rsvp@hendersonvance.org.

Nov. 12, 22-23 Henderson-Vance County Chamber offices closed for Veterans Day and Thanksgiving holidays.

Dec. 7 Chamber Christmas Concert

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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.

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BB&T celebrates 90 years locally Joint Business After Hours held in May, June

BB&T hosted a Business After Hours at their location at 632 Dabney Drive on July 31. The event was held to celebrate the company’s more than 90 years of service to the local community and to thank the community for its continued support. Beer, wine and a variety of foods were served as part of the celebration. BB&T continues to be a major sponsor of Chamber events including the Annual Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament for which they have been the presenting sponsor for the last 14 years.

A joint Business After Hours was held on June 28 along the streets of Downtown Henderson. The event was hosted by Rosemyr Corporation, Vance County Arts Council and Interiors and Gifts Too. First stop for this event was in beautiful Emrose Park where guests registered for door prizes and sampled a variety of ice creams with all the fixings. From there, guests meandered next door to the Arts Council facility where champagne and finger foods were served while touring the gallery and its many

fabulous works on display. Two other tours were offered to showcase the new upstairs apartments recently completed by Rosemyr (across the street from the park) and the apartments available above Interiors and Gifts Too. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages were available while browsing through Interiors and Gifts Too. Finally music punctuated the evening back at Emrose Park where guests gathered for the door prize drawings. Emrose Corporation (a separate corporation managed by The Rosemyr

Chamber Member Benefit The Henderson-Vance County Chamber’s “Member Spotlights” continues to be one of the most popular free Chamber benefits. This special section of the Business Outlook Tabloid and Chamber web-site allows member businesses to list their upcoming public sales, special events, special products and/or services for free. A link on the Chamber homepage takes all viewers to this special page. Criteria set for each listing is 50 words or less typed in a Word or text document using 10 pt Verdana. The name of the company is listed first and then the complete description of what is being spotlighted. Entries are listed monthly. Any entr y to be listed in “Member Spotlights” will have a deadline of the 25th of the month preceeding when the entry should appear. Entries are listed alphabetically on the page with the company name in bold and the description in normal type. All are uniform in appearance. Chamber Members who wish to have an entr y listed should send their information as seen in the November Spotlights below to communications@hendersonvance.org by the 25th of the month preceding the listing or call the Chamber at (252) 438-8414 with questions. This quarter’s member spotlights begin on page 6.

Corporation) is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year. Another joint Business After Hours held on May 17 at 857 S. Beckford Drive was hosted by Coldwell Banker Advantage — Henderson, Prim Development & Rentals, Edward Jones - Jeff Perry, Sylvan Learning Center of Henderson and New Republic Savings Bank. The event began with registration at Prim Residential. Here, guests also registered for door prizes and heard opening remarks while sampling a variety of beverages. From

there, the crowd proceeded to Coldwell Banker Advantage where they were served hors d’oervres. Drawings for door prizes were held at the Sylvan Learning Center facility and during the course of the evening, representatives for Edward Jones (Jeff Perry) and New Republic Savings Bank were on hand for information. Sleep Inn will be hosting a Business After Hours at their location on 18 Market St. (right off of Zeb Robinson Road) on August 16, 2012 from 5:30-7 p.m. A ribboncutting will take place at 5:30

p.m. at the beginning of the event to celebrate their newly renovated facility. Tours and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Please RSVP to the Chamber at rsvp@hendersonvance.org or (252) 438-8414. There are only a few opportunities remaining for Business After Hours in 2012. If your company is interested in hosting one, please call the Chamber at (252)4388414 or e-mail Membership Director Rachel Hedrick at membership@hendersonvance.org for information and planning assistance.

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August Member Spotlights — 35th Edition  

BRASS SHOPPE, THE: 240 West Montgomery St., Henderson. (252) 438-3776 local honey, lamp parts and repair, American flags, North Carolina flag, light bulbs, candles, lamp oil.

community theater group. Auditions will be taking place for the October production. Visit our website, colonialcenterva.org, and click on the Community Theater tab.

CARE CHIROPRACTIC & ACUPUNCTURE: Have you or someone you know been in a car crash? Symptoms getting worse? Call today to schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Myers at 436-2500. SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS!

COMMUNITY WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS: Back to School & Summer Blowout Sale! Aug. 8, 10 and 11, at CWS Thrift Store, 602 S. Garnett St. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Come see what’s new in our ever changing inventory! Clothing, furniture, footwear, kitchenware, home décor, computer equipment, toys. For more information, call (252) 492-6011.

CAROLINA COOLING & HEATING INC.: Your INDOOR AIR QUALITY LEADER. Voted THE BEST of VANCE COUNTY 11 years is a row. Since 1954 we have served the surrounding area. We offer free estimates for new and replacement installations. We service all brands of heating and cooling equipment. Please call (252) 438-4125 and let us serve you. COLLINS COLLISION REPAIR CENTER: (“The Body Shop”) We make your damage disappear! Quality doesn’t cost but it pays! Where quality matters! Your best choice!” Located at 3688 Raleigh Road- Call Brad Collins at 438-3133. COLONIAL CENTER, THE (South Hill, Va.) invites you our August events. We have “Rock Around the Clock,” a 50s musical revue, performed by our

DATAFORGE: dataforge.us — Computer sales and repair for home, business, non profit and government. Website design and hosting services. Visit our portfolio online and contact us for a free website consultation! Check our newest launched website at vancefamilymedicine.com. DOCUMENT SYSTEMS, INC. — Printing, Filing, and Retrieving documents can easily be your largest expense after Payroll and Rent. SAVE YOUR PROFITS and let us review your document handling processes and needs. Call Steven Brame or Willie Veldkamp at (252) 433-4888 for more information. We can save you money and help you operate at the Speed of Business!

Rick Edwards Electric VOTED BEST OF VANCE 2011

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FRANKLIN-VANCE-WARREN OPPORTUNITY, INC.’S WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EQUITY PROJECT has skilled, career readiness-certified interns available for part-time work in healthcare facilities and offices. To find out how your organization can benefit from these no-cost internship opportunities, please call Jennifer Gregory, Director of Family Resources & Special Projects at (252) 492-0161. GOLDEN SKILLET: We offer great family dining! Convenient dine-in or take-out! dinners - snacks - sandwiches - sandwich combos - homemade vegetables and desserts - freshly prepared-to-order fish and seafood - award-winning chicken tenders entertainment platters - kids’ meals. Whatever your dining needs, our slogan: “GOOD FOOD, GOOD SERVICE, FAIR PRICE” says it all!!! We welcome call ahead orders. 444 Dabney Drive Henderson (252) 492-4040. HENDERSON FAMILY YMCA — Get your team together for our 11th annual Golf Tournament Aug. 14, presented by Michelob Ultra. The event, “Swing to Swim” will kick off our SAVE OUR KIDS Water Safety Program — a new water safety initiative targeted for every 2nd grade student in Vance County.

HENDERSON PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY is a new pediatric dental practice that opened this summer. The office is located at 451 Ruin Creek Road, Suite No. 205 and will provide dental services for children. For appointments, please call (252) 492KIDS (5437), or for more information, email Dr. Rhonda Kearney at hendersonpedo@ gmail.com. HENDERSON WELLNESS CENTER: If you are suffering with a herniated disc in your neck or low back, — or know someone who is — then Spinal Decompression Therapy should definitely be considered. Check out our website at hendersonspinaldecompression.com. If you or your child needs any immunizations, please call to schedule an appointment to see our Physician Assistant Keasha Richardson. 414 Dabney Drive, Henderson, NC 27536. Phone: (252) 430-8000. HOME IN HENDERSON: homeinhenderson.com — News and views from the heart of Vance County, N.C. Local news, event calendar and commentary with over 34,000 pageviews monthly. Chamber members get 50 percent advertising discounts. JOHNSON’S BLOCK & CONCRETE CO., INC.: Your commercial and residential solution to the following needs: Ready mixed concrete, concrete supplies, blocks, mortar, sand and stone. Family owned and operated. Call us for quality service and products at (252) 438-6028.

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August Member Spotlights — 35th Edition  

KERR LAKE COUNTRY CLUB — voted best in Vance county. We accept green fees open seven-days-a-week call (252) 492-1895 for tee times. Family and Individual memberships available. 18 hole golf course, tennis courts and swimming pool. Just off Satterwhite Point Road on Hedrick Drive.

PETE SMITH LUBE & TIRE: Located at 946Z West Andrews Ave. in the Crossroads Shopping Mall. We are your full service auto repair and tire dealer. Stop by and see Donnie or Rick. Given the chance, we feel confident that we will give you “The best automotive experience that you’ve ever had”.

LIFELINE: MARIA PARHAM MEDICAL CENTER offers PHILIPS LIFELINE, an easy-to-use medical alert service that ensures that older adults living at home get quick assistance whenever it is needed. LIFELINE helps you to be safe 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call Denise Smith at (252) 436-1118 for more information. lifelinesys.com.

PROGRESS ENERGY — Looking for ways to save money? Visit our web site: savethewatts.com for energy savings tips and ideas. You can also follow us on Twitter (@progressenergy) for news, updates and information.

MARKSON LABSALES is a distributor of laboratory instruments & supplies for the food, biotechnology, healthcare, environmental and industrial process industries dedicated to providing you with today’s newest, most unique and innovative products from over 400 worldwide manufacturers. Visit Markson.com to order any of our over 6,000 new and innovative products. PERRY MEMORIAL LIBRARY: Just because August is the end of Summer Reading doesn’t mean that is the end of the fun and activities at Perry Memorial Library. We still have great programming and services for people of all ages. The staff at the library is here to help you find both materials and answers.

SAINT AUGUSTINE’S COLLEGE (Henderson Site): Would you like to explore opportunities to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in 18-24 months? Contact us to learn how at (252) 433-4679 or visit us at st-aug. edu <st-aug.edu/>. Saint Augustine’s College is leading the way in adult education. Hurry! Applications are being accepted for the fall semester. SHORTCAKES EMBROIDERY/ SCREEN PRINTING/: Shortcakes Embroidery/Screen Printing/Promotional/SELL AVON NOW: Embroidery Minimums 3 Pieces/ Screen Printed Minimums 10 Pieces/ Promotional Items are Always NeededPens,Coozies,Magnets Call Clareese (252) 492-5769/ Leave Message Catalog: shortcakesembroidery.com SELL AVON/Part or Full Time/Signup Kit Only $10 to Start Selling NOW.

SOUTHERN CHAINSAW AND MOWER PARTS- 1030 S. Williams St. Henderson NC 27536; Small engine company that repairs outdoor power equipment such as riding lawn mowers, blowers, trimmers, generators, chainsaws, tillers and more. We are Jonsered and Kohler dealers. We sell new and used equipment. We also sell parts for many makes and models. Big mower blade sale going on. Best prices around. (252) 436-9507. STATE FARM AGENCY RECRUITING - Discover a rewarding career as a State Farm® agent. Help others in your community while building a business that will last. Imagine what you can build if you put your mind to it. Become a State Farm agent. Contact Phil Morrow at (919) 789-3746 or visit pmorrow.sfagentcareers.com for more information. SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER provides the nation’s premier tutoring services to K-12 students using precise skill assessment and highly individualized lesson plans. Mention this ad to receive $50 off of an assessment and 10 percent off of a custom program. Call (252) 438-6443 or stop by 857 S. Beckford Dr., Suite G, Henderson. W. W. PROPERTIES & RENTALS: For 30 years W W Properties has provided quality residential rental homes & apartments at affordable prices. We now have available several excellent retail locations. We also have offices-

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WHITES UTILITY BUILDINGS: Henderson, N.C. Vinyl, Aluminum and Wood Utility Buildings, Carports all sizes, Custom orders whitesutilitybuildings.com Ph. (252) 438-3479 ask for Mike. WIZS RADIO, wizs@vance.net 1450 AM Henderson offers to all H-V Chamber members, a terrific offer. Your commercial spot on the WIZS local and/or WRAL news three times a day all for $125 monthly. Call (252) 492-3001 to participate (Not available to Media-Just mention member spotlight.   These “Member Spotlights” are free. All you have to do to participate is: 1) Be a Chamber of Commerce member; 2) E-mail your free ad to communications@hendersonvance. org on or before the 25th of each month for the next month’s edition; and 3) Format: 10pt. verdana — must be 50 words or less. If you have any questions, please contact Sheri Jones at 438-8414.

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Clarke Elementary School Citizens Community Bank Citizens Community Bank held a ribbon cutting on June 1 to celebrate their grand opening and new Chamber membership. The company has opened a loan office at 131 Main St. in Oxford. A number of bank executives were on hand to welcome attendees as were Chamber representatives from the Granville County and Henderson-Vance County Chambers, local Government officials and business representatives. To contact the bank, call or e-mail Kim Jordan, vice president/ community executive at (919) 690-9177 or kjordan@ccbsite.com.

Kerr Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 252-492-7021

1245 Park Avenue, Henderson, NC

Voted Best Nursing Home in Vance County

Clarke Elementary School hosted a ribbon-cutting on July 31 to celebrate the new gazebo and raised plants beds that were built for them through the joint efforts of the 2012 Chamber of Commerce Leadership Vance Class, Vance County Farm Bureau and Vance-Granville Community College. Pete Burgess, representing Vance County Farm Bureau proposed this project in response to a request made by Leadership Vance for a community service project. He did so in order to acquaint elementary school students with how food is grown before it is processed and sent to the grocery stores for purchase. The students will be involved in planting, growing and harvesting the food that is grown. The class built six raised plant beds at Clarke Elementary in order to teach them about agriculture and where food comes from. VGCC built the gazebo and Farm Bureau provided the funding. The ribbon-cutting was held behind the school. Breedlove Electric was instrumental in transporting the gazebo to the school.

County of Vance Progressing Toward New Opportunities County Commissioners ........................... 738-2120 County Administration ............................ 738-2001 Register of Deeds ................................... 738-2110 Tourism Promotion.................................. 438-2222 Animal Control ........................................ 492-3136 Economic Development .......................... 492-2094 Board of Elections................................... 492-3730 Cooperative Extension ............................ 438-8188 Solid Waste ............................................. 492-3036 Planning and Development ..................... 738-2080 Senior Center .......................................... 430-0257

Social Services ....................................... 492-5001 Mental Health ......................................... 430-1330 Public Health .......................................... 492-7915 Tax Department ...................................... 738-2040 Soil/Water Conservation ......................... 438-5727 Veterans Service..................................... 438-4619 Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office ........................................ 738-2200 Fire/EMS ................................................. 438-6656 Emergency Operations (911) .................. 438-8264 Human Resources .................................. 738-2014 Information Technology .......................... 738-2025

Coventry House Inn

Geter Barber College, LLC

Coventry House Inn held a ribbon cutting on May 2 to celebrate the opening of the facility. Always located close to assisted living and senior activity centers, Coventry House Inn takes advantage of what the nearby community has to offer and provides a beautiful, safe and enjoyable place for all residents to get the most out of each day. Coventry House Inn is located at 20 Medical Ct. in Henderson and can be reached at (252) 430-1267, e-mail at daviwilson2004@yahoo.com or on the web at coventryhouseinn.com. They also have locations in Siler City and Oxford.

Geter Barber College, LLC held a ribbon cutting on June 8 to celebrate the opening of the facility. The business trains and licenses barbers and has classroom facilities as well as barber chairs for on-the-job training. Students are available for appointments. Located at 941-E West Andrews Ave., the business is owned and operated by Craig Geter. To reach Geter Barber College, call (252) 430-1633 or e-mail gbchendersonnc@gmail.com.

Penmac Staffing Services

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Penmac Staffing Services, Inc. held a ribbon cutting on May 30 to celebrate their new Chamber membership and doing business in Henderson. The company is a premier provider of temporary and long-term staffing and human resource services. They offer full-time, part-time, temporary, temp-to-hire and permanent staffing options for a variety of industries. Human resource services include payroll and benefits administration, screenings such as background checks and drug screens, and pre-employment assessments through their SmartFit program. To contact Penmac, call Sarah Evans at (434) 447-4333 or e-mail sarahe@penmac.com.

This group of young women, X-Quisite Ryders, Inc., are a non-profit that rides motorcycles and raises money for various groups. The ribbon-cutting took place at Aycock recreation on July 18 because they sponsored a basketball and cheerleading camp for children on July 19 and 20. They have also raised money for fans for seniors and purchased gloves, etc. for the indigent in winter. Pictured are: (front row) Tony Burwell Jr. Tashia Daniels, Francine Burwell (president), Mayor Pete Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Geary, Jennie Hester, Crystal Allen, Deja Burwell; (back row) Doris Perry, Micheal Perry, Latonya Carter, Ramatoulie Barry, Tommy Hester, Vance County Board of Commissioners, Alvis Hawkins and Hondo Sulyans.

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Preparedness plans necessary advice offered to small businesses While weather experts are predicting a “nearnormal” 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, last year’s Hurricane Irene is a reminder of the erratic and devastating nature of tropical storms. The six-month season, which began June 1, typically peaks between August and October. Now is a good time to put a disaster preparedness plan in place to protect your employees and your business. The U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery Solutions recently hosted a free webinar giving tips on how to prepare for hurricane season and each month they will host a free webinar providing business continuity strategies. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the Gulf Coast or the Upper Midwest — all kinds of risks exist, and small businesses are particularly vulnerable. Here are a few things that the administration suggests that you can do, at

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adequate for your needs. relationships with alternative vendors, in case Consult with a business your primary insurance DETERMINE YOUR contractor expert to advise GREATEST RISK POTENTIAL It doesn’t matter can’t service you on the right It might come from if you’re in the your needs. coverage for wind damage or inland Gulf Coast or the Place occayour situation. flooding that typically Upper Midwest — sional orders follows a tropical storm’s When buying with them so insurance, ask all kinds of risks heavy rains. Your busithey regard “How much ness could suffer finanexist, and small you as an accan I afford cial losses due to road businesses are tive customer to lose?” It’s and bridge closings in particularly when you a good idea to the aftermath of a hurvulnerable. need them. ricane. Power outages are know the value a major threat, especially of your properBUILD A CRISIS ty. Floods are the leading to businesses in the food COMMUNICATIONS PLAN and hospitality industries. cause of natural disaster Establish an e-mail losses in the U.S., accordWhat would happen if ing to the U.S. Geological alert system. Make sure you had to shut down Survey, and many proper- you have primary and your business for several days? Look at the buildty insurance policies don’t secondary email addresses for your employees, and ing where you do business cover flood damage. everyone you do business — inside and out — and with. Create a Facebook CALCULATE THE COST OF assess the risks. If you do page, and use Twitter to BUSINESS INTERRUPTIONS this early enough, you’ll FOR ONE WEEK, ONE keep the public aware have time to do structural MONTH AND SIX MONTHS you’re still in busiupgrades — like impact Once you’ve done that, ness and in the process resistant doors and winyou’ll be able investigate of recovering after the dows — that can prevent insurance options or build disaster. possible future storm a cash reserve that will damage. CONSIDER A TELEWORK allow your company to POLICY. function during the postREVIEW YOUR INSURANCE Prepare for the possibilCOVERAGE disaster recovery phase. ity that employees won’t Contact your agent to It’s also a good idea to be able to get to work by find out if your policy is develop professional

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Anniversary of Achievement 31 students participate in School of Excellence’s 25th year The Henderson-Vance second day involved tours County Chamber of Comat Carolina Country Snacks, merce, Vance County Franklin Brothers Nursery Schools and Vance-Granand Greenhouses, Inc., ville Community College Walmart Distribution Center recently co-sponsored the No. 6091, Greystone Quarry Vance County School of and Vescom America. The Excellence program, which third day was a half day and is in its 25th year. There featured a problem solvwere 31 students from ing workshop led by Emily six high schools in Vance Hardee, a teacher at the County participating in Brentwood STEM Magnet this year’s program which School in Wake County. was sponsored The fourth once again by day involved School of Walmart Districomputer lab Excellence is a bution Center exploration of leadership No. 6091. college and School of career opportudevelopment Excellence is a program for rising nities at VGCC, leadership dea tour of the velopment pro- tenth graders VGCC campus, gram for rising from local area brief remarks tenth graders to the students high schools. from local area Students are by VGCC high schools. President Dr. selected by the Students are Stelfanie Wilselected by the administration of liams followed each school based by lunch at administration of each Satterwhite on academic school based Point Marina on ranking and on academic Lake. That proven leadership Kerr ranking and afternoon also proven leader- ability. included visits ship ability. and tours at the The program Vance County utilizes team-building and Sheriff’s Department, the leadership building activiVance County Courthouse, ties, job shadowing opportu- the Henderson Police Denities and various speakers partment, ACTS, Rebuildfrom the community. ing Hope Inc. and Lifeline The student’s first day Ministries. of SOE was spent in the On the final day, the gymnasium at Western students had a presentaVance High with team tion at VGCC focusing on building activities, rock “Overcoming Personal Obwall climbing and high and stacles,” led by Joy Suther, a low ropes challenges. The kindergarten teacher at Zeb

Second: Paul Willis (second from right) and Cameron Walker (far right), both of Vulcan Construction Materials, talk with the School of Excellence participants at the beginning of their tour of Greystone Quarry. Vance Elementary School. The final day and the week ended with a graduation luncheon in the VGCC Civic Center attended by the students, their parents and other family members. A brief closing ceremony was held after the meal during which participants were recognized individually and given a School of Excellence t-shirt, certificate and a copy of the book, “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens.” This year’s participants included: Northern Vance High School - Jonathan

Byrom, Ray Cheever, Ashleigh Dixon, Danielle Ferens, Tyree Green, Kayla Hawkins, Brandon LopezHernandez, Conniqua Martin, Chris Pendergrass, Joseph Sharpe, Michael Spinner and Kywaun Taylor. Southern Vance High School - Marquez Alston, Quedeshia Brown, Ryan Burnette, Stackia Burwell, Alex Champ, Emonee Glover, Julian Hernandez, Dequante Hinton, Kendra Simmons, Sheldon Smith, Joshua Strother and Justin Williford. Early College High

School - Dakota Parrish and Feebie Wright. Kerr-Vance Academy - James Averette and Meredith Ellington. Victory Christian School Megan King and Christnie Rice. Crossroads Christian - Brooklyn Rooker. Presenting sponsor for this year’s program was Walmart Distribution Center No. 6091. Other sponsors and hosts included: ACTS of Henderson, Carolina Country Snacks, Franklin Brothers Nursery and Greenhouses, Inc., Henderson Police Department, Lifeline Ministries, Rebuild-

ing Hope, Inc., Satterwhite Point Marina, Vance County Courthouse, Vance County Sheriff’s Department, Vance-Granville Community College, Vescom, Vulcan Construction Materials and Western Vance High School. The organizers would also like to recognize the help of the following facilitators in team-building activities: James Realon, Liz Hinman, Paul Willis, Cameron Walker, Dr. Stelfanie Williams, Catherine and Scott Hughes, Emily Hardee and Joy Suther.

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Triangle North Healthcare Foundation wins 14th Chamber Challenge The Fourteenth Annual Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament was held at Henderson Country Club on June 12 with fourteen participating teams. The event’s Grand Sponsor again this year was BB&T, major sponsor for fourteen consecutive years. Maria Parham Medical Center, Toyota/ Scion of Henderson, and Walmart Distribution Center No. 6091 served as Gold Sponsors and Satterwhite Point Marina served as Silver Sponsor. The first place winner was from Triangle North Healthcare Foundation with members Ruth Brummitt, Chick Young, Morgan Watkins and George Watkins. Second place went to a team from CenturyLink and included

Fonzie Flowers, Fred Twisdale of Farm Bureau Earls, John Ziegler and Insurance, Henderson Billy Davidson. Third Country Club, Document place honors went to an Systems, Golden Skilindividual team made let, The Rogers Group, up of James Edwards, Leslie Ann Mills PhotogMary Ann Carver, Kenny raphy, Staffmark, Liberty Abbott and Allen Ellis. Kennels, PSNC Energy, Fourth place was taken Vance-Granville Comby a Maria Parham Medi- munity College , The cal Center team Daily Dispatch, consisting of Tire, Inc., Second place City David Ruggles, Walmart DistriJustin Saey, Jay went to a bution Center team from Kennedy and No. 6091 and CenturyLink US98.3 WLUSJohn Cole. Other event FM. sponsors inParticipating cluded Coca-Cola and teams included BB&T Harris Incorporated of (two teams), Maria Henderson, beverage Parham Medical Center, sponsors; skills conHarris Incorporated of test and raffle sponsors Henderson, Walmart Charles Boyd Chevrolet- Distribution Center No. Cadillac-Buick-GMC, 6091, Vulcan Materials, Inc. (the hole-in-one Charles Boyd Chevroletsponsor for the fourteenth Cadillac-Buick-GMC, consecutive year), Jimmy Inc., CenturyLink (two

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Reading, Math and Locating Information. This skills test is also provided free of charge through a partnership with Vance-Granville Community College. Individuals can place in one of three categories: Bronze, Silver or Gold. Employers can use this as an additional tool to recognize and hire highly qualified individuals. Other benefits of hiring these participants include a free criminal background check and a Work Opportunity Tax Credit. The current calendar year has seen 60 participants. Of these 60 participants, 38 of them have gained employment in the local area. For more information about the program or to have a presentation made to your business, contact Connie Ragland at the Chamber at (252) 4388414.

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Safety award winners announced On May 10, the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce and the Granville County Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Labor hosted this year’s Safety Banquet for businesses in Vance and Granville Counties. The banquet was held at Greenway’s Authentic Charcoal Grill. North Carolina Commissioner of Labor, Cherie Berry addressed the crowd of approximately 50 industrial business owners and employees before handing out the awards. In her address, Berry discussed legislation concerning various aspects of workplace safety. Local employers and their employees were recognized with awards for maintaining exceptionally safe working conditions for an extended period of time during 2011. Criteria for Gold Awards include rate of days away from work and job transfer or restriction at least 50 percent below the industry average. Winners in this category for the first year were Carolina Sunrock LLC, Butner Concrete Plant, Carolina Sunrock LLC, Butner Equipment Shop and Maintenance, Carolina Sunrock LLC, North Raleigh Distribution Center, Carolina Sunrock LLC, RDU Distribution Center, Carolina

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Chamber Brief Small Business Administration initiates Veteran Fast Launch program

Captain James Baines (left) with the Vance County Jail accepts First Year Gold Safety Awards on behalf of various Vance County departments from North Carolina Labor commissioner Cherie Berry. Sunrock LLC, Woodsdale Quarry, County of Vance, Administrative Services, County of Vance, Maintenance & Courthouse Security, County of Vance, Public Safety Administrative, County of Vance, Social Services Field Employees, Greystone Concrete Products, Inc., Handcrafted Homes, LLC. Second consecutive year winners were B F S Industries, Inc., and Carolina Sunrock LLC, Kittrell Quarry. Fourth consecutive year winners were Caro-

lina Sunrock LLC, Muirhead Distribution Center (MDC) and N.C. Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Solutions, Oxford Local Office. Fifth consecutive year winners were Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions, Sugar N Spice Preschool, Inc. and Vulcan Construction Materials LP, Mideast Division Greystone Quarry. Other winners were: Seven consecutive years — Johnson’s Block & Concrete Co, Inc.; Eight consecutive years — Al-

tec Industries, Creedmoor Manufacturing Division; Nine consecutive years — Glen Raven Inc., Custom Fabrics Division LLC-Norlina Plant; and 10 consecutive years, N.C. Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Solutions, Henderson Local Office, N.C. Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Solutions, Louisburg Branch Office and N.C. Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Solutions, Warrenton Branch Office. The 11th consecutive

year winner was Carolina Sunrock LLC, Corporate Headquarters and 14th consecutive year was International Paper Company, Ridgeway Chip Mill. The Million-Hour Award based on one million hours or multiples thereof with no lost time accidents went to Altec Industries, Creedmoor Manufacturing Division with 3 million hours from March 7, 2009, to Oct. 24, 2011. The Chamber would like to congratulate each of these businesses on their accomplishments.

The Small Business Administration’s Veteran Fast Launch is a program to assist veterans and their families in starting a business. The program will be a combined package of training scholarships, free software and services combined with SCORE’s mentoring program . The program is open to veterans, active duty, National Guard or reservist, retired military, retired guard, reservist or family member. Included in the program are: • Free or significantly discounted resources for starting businesses, such as computer software and business services (provided by major corporate partners). • Training in how to start and how to grow a successful/profitable business. • SCORE’s mentoring program where Fast Launch participants will be assigned a knowledgeable and highly experienced mentor to guide them every step of the way. In addition, SCORE is offering a coupon for a free workshop. To receive a coupon, you can go to: vetsfastlaunch.org and click on free coupon. To find a local chapter in North Carolina, go to SCORE.org and enter your zip code.

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* A Dominos Pizza Store A&S Pest Control A.B. Hair Carpets, Inc. A.R. Perry Glass/Henderson Oxygen * A.R.E. Mechanical, Inc. * AAA Gas & Appliance * Abria’s Chase Foundation ACTS ( Area Christians Together in Service) * Adcock, Wayne * ADT Security Services Advanced Lighting Technologies * Advantage Care In Home Services * Adventure Island * A-Fresh Potti By Foster * Ahner Security, Inc. AHU Training & Consulting * AIM High Athletics & Personal Training LLC * Air Control, Inc. Allen, Dr. Robert F. Optometrist Alliance Rehabilitative Care, Inc. * Allstate Insurance Co./Nunnery Insurance Agency * American Cancer Society * American Red Cross * Angela’s Grill * ASIS Counseling, PLLC * Auto Connection * AutoBrite Car Washes, Inc. Aycock Elementary School Ballet Arts, Inc. * Bamboo Garden Chinese Restaurant * Bank of America * Barnett Properties, Inc. BB&T * Beckford Medical Center * Bees’ Knees, The * Belk, Inc. * Bill’s Flowers and Gifts * Bobbitt Signs, Inc. * Bojangles * Bowers & Burrows * Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central N.C. - Vance Unit * Brass Shoppe, The Brassfield Commercial Realty Breedlove Electric, Inc. * Brewer Cycles, Inc. * Brooks Appraisals, Inc. Buffaloe Milling Co., Inc. * Builder Tony Hirst, LLC

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Chamber Membership Directory * Builder’s Discount Center of Henderson Bullock’s of Henderson, LLC Care Chiropractic Center * Care, Jonathan S, Attorney, PA Carolina Classic Transport, LLC Carolina Cooling & Heating, Inc. * Carolina Country Snacks Carolina Dental Arts Carolina Greenscapes, Inc. * Carolina Quality, Inc. (Burger King) * Carolina Sunrock LLC Carver Elementary School Carver’s Family Restaurants Cawthorne & Associates CCB Century 21 - Country Knolls Realty * CenturyLink * Character Antics * Charles Boyd Chevrolet-Cadillac- Buick-GMC, Inc. * Chase Development Chick-fil-A * Church of the Holy Innocents, The (Episcopal) Church, Tom * City Tire, Inc. * Civitan Club of Henderson Clarke Elementary School Classic Graphics Coast Guard Auxiliary Henderson/ Kerr Lake * Coca-Cola * Coldwell Banker Advantage- Henderson * Collins Collision Repair Center * Colortyme * Comfort Zone Designers, Inc. * Community Home Care & Hospice * Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. * Consolidated Electrical Distributors * Consolidated Marketing, Inc. * Converting Hearts Ministries Cooper Company II, LLC * Cordell’s Lawn Care, Inc. * Costco * Courtyard/Woods Apartments * Coventry House Inn * 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 Drive Animal Hospital Dabney Elementary School * Daily Dispatch, The * Daniel Hendley Photography Dataforge * Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute * DaVita Vance County Dialysis * DeCillis, Steven B., Attorney at Law * Department of Commerce - Division of Workforce Solutions * Dex One Corporation * Discount Furniture Center * Document Systems, Inc. * Dot’s Hallmark Shop * Drake, Dr. Alex E.M. Rollins Elementary School E.O. Young, Jr. Elementary School * EarlyFalsom Properties, Inc. * Eastern Minerals, Inc. Eaton-Johnson Middle School Edward Jones - Jeff Perry * Edward Jones - Tony Adams * Edwards, Bill * Elmer A. Deal & Sons Inc. * Embassy Cultural Center Foundation, Inc. * Endrusick Enterprises, LLC * Enterprise Rent-A-Car * Express Employment Professionals Faith to Freedom, Inc. * Family Eye Center, OD PA * 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 Community Operations Center * Florida Marine Tanks, Inc. * Flowers Funeral Home Fogg’s Exxon Service Station Food Lion, LLC For Your Occasion Party Rentals * Four County Primary Care, RLLP * Franklin Brothers Nursery & Greenhouses, Inc. * Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc.

* Frazco, Inc. * Freedom Federal Credit Union Garden Walk Villas * Gateway Community Development Corporation * GENCO ATC * Generations Community Credit Union * George’s * Geter Barber College, LLC Glover’s Landscaping & Grading, Inc. * Golden Corral * Golden Skillet * Granville County Cattlemen’s Association * Granville Health System * Granville-Vance District Health Department * Greater Ransom Way of the Cross Temple * Greenway’s Authentic Charcoal Grill Greystone Concrete Products, Inc. * Guardian Care of Henderson * Gupton Services, Inc. * Gupton’s Sporting Goods, Inc. H & R Block H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library * H.G. Reynolds Company, Inc. Hampton Inn - Henderson * Handcrafted Homes, LLC * Harris Equipment Company * Harris Inc.orporated of Henderson * Hawkins Maintenance Services LLC * Henderson Collegiate * Henderson Community Concert Association * Henderson Country Club * Henderson Family Medicine Clinic/A Duke Health System Affiliate * Henderson Family YMCA * Henderson Fruit & Produce Company * Henderson Furniture Outlet, Inc. * Henderson Indoor & Outdoor Flea Market Mall * Henderson Institute Museum and H.I. Graduates & Former Students Association, Inc. * Henderson Lions Club Henderson Middle School

* Henderson Pediatric Dentistry/ Rhonda Kearney, DDS, MS, PLLC Henderson Wellness Center, PA * Henderson, City of Henderson/Vance County Economic Development Commission Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce Henderson-Vance Downtown Development * Hight Warehouse, Inc. Hinton Accounting & Tax Service * Holden Moss Knott Clark & Copley, P.A. * Holiday Inn Express Holland Industrial * Home Credit Corporation, Inc. * Home in Henderson * Homes and Land Magazine * Hometown Hardware * Hoyle, Wilson S., Jr., DDS * Hughes, Jack H., Attorney * Humphries Construction Co./ Triangle North Exteriors * Humpty Dumpty Day Care Hunt Investments LLC Indoff Commercial Interiors * Infinite Possibilities, Inc. * 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. Jerry’s Artarama NC, Inc. * Joel T. Cheatham * John Foster Homes Johnson’s Block & Concrete Co., Inc. * Journigan’s Tire & Battery Sales * Kennametal, Inc. * Kentucky Fried Chicken Kerr Drug, Inc. * Kerr Lake Country Club * Kerr Lake Glassworks/Chex Car Care * Kerr Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center * Kerr Lake Orthopaedics * Kerr-Vance Academy * Kids World, Inc.

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* 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 * Leonard Factory Outlet * Leslie Ann Mills Photography * Liberty Kennels, Inc. * Life Line Outreach, Inc. * Little River Corporation * Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse * Loyd Plumbing Co. M.R. Williams, Inc. * Manpower Services * Mansfield Computing Solutions, LLC Mari Miller, Author * 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 Medical Arts Pharmacy Michael Bobbitt Michele Burgess dba Stella & Dot Jewelry Mid South Electric Service, Inc. * Mike Brooks Productions & D.J. Services Mike Brummitt Heating and Cooling, LLC Milkam Hospitality, Inc. * Moody Brothers Jewelers * Mosley Plumbing Company, Inc. * MotoMax * Nails to Tails Dog Grooming * Nancy Jo Photography * N.C. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services * NCOL.NET New Hope Elementary School * New Republic Savings Bank * Norlina Christian School * North Carolina Institute Of Minority Economic Development

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Chamber Membership Directory * North Carolina Pediatric Associates * Northern Carolina Cardiology * Northern Carolina Surgical Associates Northern Vance High School * Occoneechee Council, Boy Scouts of America * Ogle, Dr. Adrian * Optimist Club of Henderson * P&G Pet Care * Pacific Coast Feather Paul Heidepriem Photography * Peanut Roaster, The, Inc. * Peck, Hazel P. * Pegram Agency, Inc. The / Nationwide Insurance Penmac Staffing Services, Inc. * Pepsi Bottling Ventures Pernell’s Custom Framing * Perry & Waters, LLP * Pete Smith Automotive Group PharmSupply, Inc. * Philips Optimum Lighting * Phillips, Dorsey, Thomas, Waters & Brafford, PA Pinkston Street Elementary School * Pinnell Insurance Agency, Inc. * Pino’s Italian Restaurant * Pizza Hut * Pizza Inn of Henderson * PNC Bank * Postal Plus Business Center * Premier Chiropractic * Premier Pawn * Premier Women’s Health * Prestigious Housing, Inc. * Prim Development and Rentals * Print Enterprise, Inc. Private Wealth Management of NC, LLC * Progress Energy PSNC Energy, A Scana Company * Quality Equipment, LLC * Quick Print of Henderson, Inc. * Raemac Transportation * Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre * Range of Motion Prosthetics & Orthotics Ransom, Kirby, DMD,PA * Reaching the Hearts of Women, L3C Recovery Innovations of North Carolina, Inc. * Revlon

* Ribeyes Steakhouse * Richardson, Arline * Rick Edwards Electric * RK & B Plumbing * ROBCO Manufacturing * Robert B. Lloyd Plumbing, Inc. * Robert D. Herford, CPA * Rogers Group, Inc. * Rose Gin & Supply Co. * Rose Oil Company * Rosemart, Inc. * Rosemyr Corporation/AA Self Storage Rotary Club of Henderson * Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society of Henderson, NC Run of the Mill Bed and Breakfast Rural Health Group at Henderson * S.T. Wooten Corporation * Sachs Woodcrafts LLC * Saint Augustine’s College * Salare Inc. * Salon 31 * Salvation Army, The * Sams Furniture & Sams Furniture 2 * Sanford Milling Company Satterwhite Chiropractic * Satterwhite Point Marina, Inc. Schewel Furniture Company, Inc. * School of Graphic Arts * Schriver, Michael Screen Master * Sea Tow Sears * Semprius * Servpro of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties * Sheetz * Shortcakes Embroidery/ Screen Printing Skipper Forsyth’s Bar-B-Q Sleep Inn * Southern Chainsaw & Mower Parts Southern Vance High School * Southside Office Supply Sparkling Bright Pressure Washing Spiritual Connections Café, LLC * Springleaf Financial * St. John’s Episcopal Church * Staffmark * Stainback, Satterwhite & Zollicoffer, PLLC * Staples * Starting Over/Diani’s Jewelry * State Employees Credit Union

* State Farm Agency Recruiting * Sterling Park Apartments * Stuf-It-Storage and Rentals * Subway * Success & Beyond Global Enterprises, LLC * Sugar n Spice Preschool * Sunset Slush of North Raleigh, 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 * Taylor’s Consignment and Boutique * Team National/ Mona.vie * The Colonial Center The Lotus Lounge Day Spa & Café * The Teacher Store Thermo King of Henderson * Thompson’s Landscaping and Lawn Care/Plume Ridge Nursery * Tidal Wave Car Wash * Time Warner Cable * Toyota/ Scion of Henderson * TreeTop Tree Services * Triangle North Healthcare Foundation * Tri-County Power Equipment * Tucker, Dr. Beverly * Tutor Doctor Union Bank & Trust Company * United Home Care, Inc. * United Way of Vance County/ Volunteer Center * US Cellular * Vacuum Cleaner Solutions * Valiant Solutions, LLC * Vance Athletic Supply Co., Inc. dba Sportrax Vance Charter School Vance Commons, Senior Apartments * Vance Construction Company Vance County * Vance County Arts Council Vance County Community Foundation Vance County Early College High School

* Vance County Farm Bureau, Inc. * Vance County Public School Foundation Vance County Schools Vance County Tourism TDA Vance Family Medicine * Vance Financial Services, Inc. Vance Furniture Company * Vance Granville Home Builders Association Vance-Granville Business Network * Vance-Granville Community College * Vanco Outdoor Equipment Variety Wholesalers, Inc. * Verallia North America Verizon Wireless Vescom America, Inc. * Vulcan Materials * W. W. Properties & Rentals * Wake Electric Membership Corporation * Walmart Distribution Center No. 6091 * Walmart Store No. 2256 * Waste Industries, Inc. * Watkins Development Co, Inc. dba Southern Laundry and Dry Cleaning * 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 William D. Hoyle, CPA, PLLC * William L. Stark and Company * Wimpy’s WIZS Radio * Woodruff Trucking, Moving & Storage, Inc. * Wooten, William S. DDS, PA * Wray, Michael, N.C. Rep. * Wright, Danny W., CPA, PLLC * Xerox X-Quisite Ryders, Inc. * Yancey Hines Special Events Photography Zeb Vance Elementary School   * - 110% Members

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