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MULTIGENERATIONAL APPEAL Martinsville and Henry County’s cost of living and quality of life appeal to people of all ages.

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MARTINSVILLE BUSINESS 22 The Power of Reinvention Local entrepreneurs are adapting to a changing environment and diversifying the economy.

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Civic and business leaders join forces on many fronts to improve their hometowns.

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SUITE SPOT Martinsville Speedway’s parking expansion yields a new press box for Bassett High School’s baseball field.

29 COLLEGIATE COLLABORATIONS The area’s higher-learning institutions are strengthening partnerships to offer students a greater number of options.

D E PA R TM E NT S 6 Almanac: a colorful sampling of Martinsville culture

18 Portfolio: people, places and events that define Martinsville and Henry County

30 Sports & Recreation 33 Health & Wellness 34 Community Profile: facts, stats and important numbers to know

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MAGNIFICENT NEW DIGS In March 2007, the Virginia Museum of Natural History opened to the public at its new home on Starling Avenue.

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Do You Canoe? If you are a paddler, here’s good news. Henry County Parks and Recreation has opened three convenient access points for canoeists and kayakers who want to paddle the Smith River. The points have already become so popular that a fourth access spot is being planned. One of the sites is in Bassett on Trent Hill Drive behind Bassett Furniture Co., and it has convenient parking. The other two are in Fieldale off River Road and in Ridgeway on Eggleston Falls Road near the Marrowbone Bridge. All access points are open to the public, free of charge. PHOTO COURTESY OF FRANKLIN AGNEW

Schools Worth Studying Henry County had more than 100 one-room schools in 1900, according to Jean Hairston. The retired Henry County teacher and administrator is hoping to compile a book that addresses the interesting subject, and has already been writing a series of articles about the oneroom sites in the Henry County School System’s County Courier. She has spent two years interviewing 85 people who actually attended the schools that existed until the 1950s. Hairston says in 1900, there were 75 one-room schools for white students and 32 for black students. Classes were held for only four months of the year because the students needed to help on family farms during the other months.

Much More Than Tomatoes It’s not your typical farmers market. The Uptown Martinsville Farmers Market has been in operation since the late 1970s and today is at the corner of Church, West Main and Moss streets. It is open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from May through December. Besides the usual sale of fruits, vegetables and flowers, the market has vendor booths that sell pork, honey, seafood, potted herbs, soap and eggs. There are monthly Tasty Saturday events that feature chef demonstrations and live music. Vendors appreciate the market because it features amenities such as running water, electricity, restrooms and a performance stage.

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Looks Like a Paper Clip Good things come in small packages, as evidenced by Martinsville Speedway. The .526-mile racetrack is the shortest on the NASCAR Nextel Cup circuit and celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2007. It has been described as a paper clip-shaped oval with tight turns and 800-foot straightaways, and there is plenty of banging and bumping of race cars during the two Nextel Cup events it hosts each year. H. Clay Earles built the speedway in 1947 as a dirt track, and it hosted the sixth race in NASCAR history. Earles’ grandson, Clay Campbell, currently is president of the 62,000seat facility, which today is owned by International Speedway Corp.

One for the Books It’s been called The Best Little Library in Virginia for good reason. The Bassett Branch Library of the Blue Ridge Regional Library System houses 63,000 items, with a monthly patronage of 4,000 people. The 6,000square-foot building is located on Fairystone Park Highway in Bassett. Across the street from the Bassett Branch Library is the Bassett Historical Center, which houses extensive genealogy records. Over the years, the center has welcomed researchers from all 50 states and beyond.

Martinsville | At A Glance POPULATION (2006 ESTIMATE) Martinsville: 14,925, Henry County: 56,208

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BEGINNINGS Martinsville was named in honor of Gen. Joseph Martin, a distinguished figure in the Revolutionary War and a longtime area resident. Henry County was named for patriot Patrick Henry, who lived in the county from 1778 until 1784. FOR MORE INFORMATION Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce 115 Broad St. Martinsville, VA 24114-0709 Phone: (276) 632-6401 Fax: (276) 632-5059 www.martinsville.com

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An event that attracted entertainers such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Chuck Berry has been revived. The June German Ball is part of the annual June Festival that commemorates the heyday of the Fayette Street area in downtown Martinsville. The ball occurred from the 1940s through the 1960s and was brought back in 2005 by the Fayette Area Historical Initiative’s executive director, Linda Strange-Dillard. The festival commenced with a lecture session that included Alex Haley’s son, William, as a guest speaker. Saturday’s events included culture-sharing, motivational and educational speakers, and live music. Jewel Brown, former lead vocalist for the late jazz musician Louis Armstrong, headlined the 2007 ball. In the photo to the left are Strange-Dillard (at far left) and Brown. Sponsored by local businesses and community members, the 2008 festival will be held June 13-14 at the Virginia Museum of Natural History on Starling Avenue.

Spencer for Hire Spencer-Penn School is a landmark in Henry County, but now it has a different name. The 1927 building that closed in 2004 due to county school district consolidation is today known as Spencer-Penn Centre and serves as a community center. Plans are for it eventually to be rented for weddings, receptions, classes, antique sales and other events. Citizens purchased the building from the school district after it received national historical status. Fundraising currently is under way to renovate the 81-year-old structure.

Q Local artist Nicodemus D. Hufford was the creator of the Quaker Oats man, Aunt Jemima and many other famous advertising images. QPatrick Henry Community College presents an annual Foot of the Hills Festival each September that features local musicians, crafts and interesting foods. QHooker Field is home to the Martinsville Mustangs, a Coastal Plain League baseball team. Q The Reynolds Homestead in Critz showcases how Hardin Reynolds and his family lived. He was a 19th century farmer, merchant, baker and tobacco manufacturer. Q Fairy Stone State Park is where tiny rocks called fairy stones were formed millions of years ago. They exist in four different and distinct shapes – the St. Andrew’s stone, a Maltese cross, a Roman cross and a single crystal.

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ooking for a place to put down roots? The Martinsville and Henry County area appeals to people of all ages, whether they’re searching for a fertile environment to grow a business or a scenic and affordable place to retire. Jim Barnett and his wife, Nancy, wanted to move from Canada to the United States to retire in the ’90s, and they considered several different cities. Then fate stepped in. “We were just driving through Martinsville and saw a house my wife liked,” Barnett says. “We put an offer in and bought it.” Barnett spent his first six months in Martinsville fixing up the couple’s new home. However, it wasn’t long before he decided to come back out of retirement, launching his real estate company, Barnett Commercial Realty Inc. “I woke up one morning and decided I needed to do something,” he recalls. “I saw an opportunity to do some commercial real estate, and I had done it in Canada. I started with myself and one other girl, and now there are seven of us. We handle something on the order of $50 million worth of real estate annually.” Barnett has also gotten involved in several community groups and volunteering. He was named Realtor of the Year in 2000 and Small Business Person of the Year in 2005. “Martinsville is a very open and welcoming community,” Barnett says. “I didn’t know anybody, and people were very friendly, whether it be in church or civic groups.” Rob Pigford and his wife, Sandra DeChard, enjoyed the MARTINSVILLE- HENRY COU NT Y

King’s Grant retirement community in Martinsville includes apartments, cottages and patio homes.

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same warm welcome when they moved to Martinsville in 2004. “We love our house, our neighborhood and the low cost of living,” says Pigford, 37. “The terrain is beautiful, and we love getting out in the mountains. There are lots of lakes and places for hiking and boating, and you can drive just an hour to see a show and have a nice dinner out.” A mechanical engineer from Maine, Pigford came to town with MasterBrand Cabinets Inc. and found Martinsville to be an ideal place to start a business. He made a career change and in 2006 opened Theme Cuisine, a company that combines catering, refrigerated meals-to-go and a gourmet food market. “There’s so much opportunity here for people to get in on the cutting edge of things and start some funky new businesses, because there’s no competition,” Pigford says. Theme Cuisine’s prepared meals-to-go are a dream come true for working moms and dads who don’t have time to cook. They can swing by the shop in the Brookdale Shopping Center and pick up a freshly prepared meal to pop in the oven at home. “We change the menu every week to keep things interesting, and it’s on our Web site [www.themecuisine.com],” Pigford says. “We also maintain an e-mail list and fax out the menu on Monday mornings.” Grab-and-go lunch selections include items such as a Cajun catfish sandwich or creamy apple and cabbage slaw in a pita pocket and fresh corn chowder. Dinner selections might include chicken pot pie, baked pasta or a green bean dinner salad. Pigford isn’t the only young entrepreneur spicing up the business environment in Martinsville. “One of our friends started her own Web design company, and [another friend] runs Cool Knobs and Pulls, which designs and sells cabinet and bath hardware all over the world,” Pigford says. “They’re doing very well.” “This is a wonderful place for small businesses because of the low tax rate, and it’s a great place to raise a family,” says Pam Joyce, broker and owner of Pam Joyce and Associates Realtor in Martinsville. “We’re also close to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.” Low home prices add to Martinsville’s appeal. The average price of a home is between $90,000 and $110,000. “You can buy a nice brick three-bedroom, two-bath ranch home for around $100,000 to $110,000,” Joyce says. “We have all home styles and price ranges. A local builder is building some cluster homes that have been really successful with retirees because they don’t require yard work or maintenance. Most have been sold before they’re even built.” Though people come to Martinsville and Henry County for different reasons, they agree on one thing: there’s no place they’d rather be. “When you travel,” Joyce says, “you come back home and realize you’re already living in one of the most beautiful places in the world.” 12

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hether it’s restoring the area’s natural resources, educating kids, ensuring availability of medical services or encouraging residents to lead healthy lifestyles, Martinsville’s civic and business leaders are all focused on making their town a better place to live. For example, Dr. David Jones, an orthodontist, has donated thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours to the Trout in the Classroom program. An avid member of Trout Unlimited, Jones says the program was a natural for him. “I was at a meeting two years ago, and the program was being talked about,” Jones recalls. “Our state chair told me it was all about conservation, education, kids, fly fishing, rivers and trout, so I said I wanted to try it.” Through the program, participating elementary school classes each receive a 55-gallon aquarium and the necessary equipment to run it. The classroom tanks are stocked with trout eggs or newly hatched fish, which are then raised to the fingerling stage and released, in this case into the Smith River. From the outset, interest in the program was high. “We did about 16 the first year, and were up to 28 classrooms this year [2006-07],” Jones says. “We’ve got a waiting list of probably 10 more schools, and new ones are showing up all the time.” With the cost of each tank about $1,000, the program represents a substantial investment for Jones, but he credits his staff and patients for making the effort a success. “My staff has worked on this with me, and our patients have been the runners,” he says. “If we get a call that something’s gone out on a tank, I can usually find a student at that school or one nearby who’s coming into the office, and they run the part out there. It’s been a great supply system.” The strong cooperative spirit and community pride is also evident in the Healthy Community Initiative, an outreach of

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The Smith River ecosystem benefits from the Trout in the Classroom program, in which students raise the fish in tanks before releasing them. The program is just one example of how leaders in Martinsville and Henry County work together for the sake of community improvement.

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Cherie McMillon (left) and Angela Cecil (right) work out in aerobics classes provided through the MartinsvilleHenry County Coalition for Health and Wellness.

Suite Spot the Martinsville-Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness. Since it began as a one-year, grant-funded project in 2004, Healthy Community has grown and expanded in just about every direction, says Diane Ramey, program director. “Our mission is to reduce health-risk behaviors and to promote health and wellness for kids, families and the whole community,” Ramey says. “We have a free aerobics class four nights a week, with about 25 participants a night, where we do height, weight and blood pressure checks over the 12-week cycle of the class. We’ve seen some great results from that.” Program administrators also worked with area schools on the Walk to Jamestown initiative, a 10-week walking program where all the participants got pedometers and kept track of their steps. It featured a Web site with recipes, health tips and facts about Jamestown, and was tied into the 400th anniversary of that historic community’s founding. And then there’s Rails to Trails, which partners with the coalition and other groups to promote the benefits of walking. “A lot of organizations here are working on quality of life issues, and so we’re working with the schools and a lot of other people,” Ramey says. Another initiative that brings education together with addressing public health needs is the city’s new dental clinic, which gives fourth-year dental students from Virginia Commonwealth University applied training through their provision of dental services to low-income individuals. “We saw that indigent care was getting to be an acute problem, because so many people had lost or didn’t have insurance,” says local dentist Dr. Mark Crabtree, president of the Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation. “So we worked with the Virginia Dental Association and our congressman to get some funding to create a safety-net type of center.” The clinic began seeing patients in September 2006 and has four dental students on average working in and living above the facility in rotation, as well as dental assistants and a dentist on-site to assist the students. The clinic also has entered a partnership with Danville Community College’s dental hygiene program to offer training for those students as well. “Everybody’s got something going on, and it’s all connected, so we’re trying to partner as much as we can so we can do more to serve the city and county,” Ramey says. MARTINSVILLE- HENRY COU NT Y

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edia coverage of Bassett High’s baseball teams is about to get much better, thanks to a parking area expansion at Martinsville Speedway. As part of its facility renovations, the speedway is expanding RV parking near the third turn, displacing a suite overlooking the track. The 40by-12-foot structure was scheduled for demolition until Steve Martin had an idea to use it as a press box at the school. “They asked me if I knew of anyone who would want that box,” says Martin, who owns Steve Martin’s Trenching and is one of the speedway’s contractors. “I’ve been really involved with Bassett High School’s baseball and softball programs in the last six months because we’ve been building a bathroom and concession facility at the field, so I knew it could be put to good use there.” “We were just going to have it demolished, so this is a much better use for it,” says Mike Smith, director of public relations for Martinsville Speedway. “They’ve put the whole thing together in terms of getting it moved, so it’s a good situation for everybody.” Various companies have donated or reduced fees for their services in relocating the 60-seat suite, including the crane operator, architect, hauler, plumber and others. “We knew it would be an undertaking, but I just hated to see it lost,” Martin says of the suite box. Several of these businesses already were involved in the bathroom/concession stand effort, so the two projects have dovetailed nicely, Martin says. The latter project came about when the baseball booster club pledged about a third of the funds from money earmarked toward facility improvements, and the rest of the needed $90,000 was raised by a tireless group of parents and supporters. – Joe Morris

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Welcome to the Arts VISITOR SITE WITHIN ARTISAN CENTER SHOWCASES AREA’S CULTURAL OFFERINGS

n a thriving arts environment, the Patrick Henry Community College Artisan Center in Uptown Martinsville is a hub for artisans, local residents and tourists alike. PHCC opened the center in a former furniture store in 2005. It includes a gallery, classes and its most recent addition – a welcome center for visitors to the area. The gallery features works in a variety of media from local artists, students and instructors from the PHCC School of Craft and Design, says Carolyn Beale, coordinator for the school of craft and design. The idea behind the visitor center is to bring people into the artisan center, as well as inform them about area attractions, says David Rotenizer, director of tourism for the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. “There’s a lot going on in Uptown Martinsville, and we want to enhance that,” he says. “The bottom-line objective is to help the artisan center.” A new awning and a new front door, plus a circular front desk, are designed to give visitors a welcoming introduction to the arts and other area attractions. Other new features include brochure racks and a flat-screen television. The visitor center component is designed so it can be moved elsewhere if the artisan center continues to grow. PHCC offers career studies certificates at the center in stained glass, fine woodworking, pottery, decorative painting, weaving, quilting and metalworking. Noncredit classes and offerings for younger students are also available. The PHCC culinary program was moved into the center in summer 2007, Beale says. “The gallery has been open since February 2007 and the school [of craft and design] has been open two years,” Beale says. “We started with 10 artisans and now we have 72, so we’ve grown a lot in the last year and a half.” 18

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ndy Parker worked his way through college as a singing waiter and even had a part in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas on Broadway. But these days, his starring role is public service. Parker, who came to Martinsville a decade ago, owns an executive search firm, Divergent Search, headquartered in a renovated building in Uptown Martinsville. Elected to the Henry County Board of Supervisors in 2003, Parker is seeking the 16th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates in November 2007 on the Democratic ticket. Parker, a Texas native, says his work with the Board of Supervisors was his first foray into politics. “I wanted to do what I could to make a difference and serve the community, and help get it back on its feet again. We have a little ways to go, but we’ve made inroads. The unemployment rate is more than cut in half since I took office, although I can’t take all the credit,” Parker says. “Now I look at the opportunity to run for the House of Delegates as a chance to serve a bigger piece of the pie and really try to help the region, as opposed to just one community.” Parker says the ultimate success of the region hinges on identifying and promoting opportunities in the area by focusing on its great quality of life and natural resources. A University of Texas graduate, Parker says his brief career as a singer and actor was great fun. After college, he worked for a Dallas dinner theater, then performed in New York, Washington, D.C., and did commercial work before pursuing other career avenues. “My performing these days is confined to my political adventures,” Parker says. “That took the place of any acting I would do. If Reagan did it, and Fred Thompson, I figured there’s a place for me,” he adds, tongue in cheek. MARTINSVILLE- HENRY COU NT Y

Business owner Andy Parker has worn many hats successfully, from professional stage actor to entrepreneur. His current focus is politics.

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enry County is going to the dogs – and cats – and that’s a good thing. With a new shelter located on seven acres, the Martinsville-Henry County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is taking good care of its fourfooted friends. “The mission of our organization is to make sure every adoptable animal in this community is able to find a loving home,” says Laura Quirk, president of the Martinsville-Henry County SPCA board of directors. “We’ve been pro-

completing a park area where adoptable dogs can play off-leash, a separate dog park for area residents to bring their pets, a quarter-mile, 10-foot-wide walking track and a picnic shelter. “We open up our facility as a venue for local events,” says Quirk, an attorney. “We have porch areas, catering facilities – we want people to come to us and use our facility as much as possible.” The center also houses a coffee shop plus a pet-themed gift shop, Beggars & Chewsers, and there is a room available at no charge for public meetings and children’s birthday parties. Some children ask guests to bring pet food or pet toys instead of birthday gifts. “It’s a terrific place, and we’ve had a multitude of volunteers,” she adds. “There’s so much community support. “We wanted it to feel like a happy, fun place not to just adopt animals, but to spend time.”

gressing with that, and being in our new facility has made a difference by leaps and bounds.” The shelter is placing nearly 1,000 animals in new homes each year, Quirk adds. The Shelley Frith Drane Adoption Center, which opened in January 2007, is located on Joseph Martin Highway. The light, airy building has 16 dog runs, inside space for dogs, two puppy rooms with playpens and heated floors, one kitten room, a large cat adoption room and cat condos. Future plans include

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There is no better place to be.

The Martinsville-Henry County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seeks homes for animals like this kitten, named Pecan.

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eorge and Lisa Lyle are bringing a bit of the world to Martinsville. The Lyles and their two daughters have hosted students from Japan, Romania and South Korea over the past few years, welcoming them into their home and community. And it’s been a positive experience for all concerned. “It’s been great for our girls,” says Lisa Lyle, director of admissions at Carlisle School in Martinsville. “The exchange students are excellent role models.” Daughters Hanna, 12, and Sally, 8, stay in touch with their international “sisters” via e-mail, Lyle says. Andrea Sirb, now 20, from Romania, was their first exchange student in 2004-05. Hikari Terashita, now 19, from Japan, shared their home for two years, and Yona Park, now 18, from South Korea, spent the 2006-07 school year with the Lyles. “The teenagers we’ve had in our house have been excellent students and just generally good citizens,” says George Lyle, county attorney for Henry County and chairman of the board of trustees of the Virginia Museum of Natural History. “From a community standpoint, it’s good to bring in students from other countries. These are really good kids and they’ve participated in sports at school, volunteered out in the community, and participated in theater productions.” Others have followed the Lyles’ example, including several colleagues at Carlisle School, a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade college-preparatory school and an International Baccalaureate World School. Lisa Lyle says one of the best parts of hosting the students has been “learning about other cultures and sharing our culture.” “Even though everybody’s culture and customs are different, they’re really so much the same,” she says. “We live in a global world, and we’re all so connected now.” – Stories by Anne Gillem MARTINSVILLE- HENRY COU NT Y

Lisa and George Lyle, shown here at Carlisle School, have welcomed three international exchange students into their home over the past four years.

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Power of Reinvention The

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Thanks to entrepreneurs Joey and Kathy Arrington, the former private clubhouse of Marshall Field & Co. has been restored and preserved. It is now The Clubhouse Resort and may be enjoyed by the public during special events.

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hings are looking up for the business climate in Martinsville. Entrepreneurs are adapting to a changing environment, finding new ways to invest, experiencing success and meeting the need for a more diversified economy. A business that has successfully reinvented itself is J.G. Edelen Co., formerly a supplier to the huge furniture manufacturing industry in the region. J.G. Edelen opened a warehouse here in 1997, but by 2000, it was apparent to third-generation owner Jay Edelen that furniture manufacturing was moving overseas rapidly, necessitating a change in approach. “We made the decision to try to sell cabinet hardware online, direct to consumers,” Edelen says. They developed a line of cabinet hardware suitable for kitchens and bathrooms, and with the

Left: Jay Edelen shows cabinet hardware that is available online through his company, www.CoolKnobsandPulls.com.

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help of Edelen’s wife, Masha, got the Web site, www.coolknobsandpulls.com, up and running. Although launched when e-commerce still was relatively new, the venture has been so successful that by June 2007, the company was shipping about 100 orders per day, representing more than half a million pieces of hardware. “We have one foot in the past and one in the future,” Edelen says. “We’ve found a bridge to take us from the old furniture manufacturing economy into the new direct-to-consumer, e-commerce economy.” Employment at the company has grown from four to 13. Masha Edelen, meanwhile, took what she learned and developed her own company, HerDesign. Although her husband’s company remains her best customer, she and three employees have helped 39 other clients with the technology of processing orders online, as well as designing print materials. About three years ago, she moved the company from her home to the West Piedmont Business Development Center, an incubator uptown. Another couple, Joey and Kathy

Arrington, has reached further back into history to develop their new business, The Clubhouse Resort. The resort became a reality when the Arringtons took the opportunity to purchase the historic former Fieldcrest Lodge, once the private clubhouse of Marshall Field & Co., three years ago. Joey Arrington is well known in Martinsville and nationally for the race engine business he founded, Arrington Engines. “We just drove up here one day and saw it, and Joey fell in love with it,” recalls Kathy Arrington, who now manages The Clubhouse Resort. They decided that the once-exclusive and beautifully appointed lodge, built in 1917 on a secluded hilltop, should be open to the public for parties, receptions, business meetings, retreats and other events. Getting to the resort requires a long drive through the woods, but once you’ve arrived it’s clearly worth it. “The place is just special, but the people around here were never allowed to be part of it or to come up and see it,” she says. “It’s just too pretty to keep to itself. We want other people to enjoy it, too.”

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Martin’s company continues to grow by branching into other areas of aquaculture. In partnership with Virginia Tech, it is developing a 30,000-square-foot shrimp research facility on the premises. Additionally, it has teamed up with MariCal Inc. to launch Virginia Cobia Farms in Saltville, which raises the saltwater native cobia in low salinity water. “This will revolutionize aquaculture as it’s known,” Martin says. The changes will also have a significant impact locally. The company currently employs 40 people at its facility, though Martin estimates total employment will exceed 1,000 when the operation is running at peak production.

Blue Ridge Aquaculture in Martinsville is the world’s largest indoor tilapia fishery, with major distribution in Toronto, New York and Boston.

AN IMPRESSIVE FISH STORY Blue Ridge Aquaculture is bringing cutting-edge technology to the fishing industry. Since opening in 1993, it has been at the forefront of indoor aquaculture, operating the largest indoor tilapia24

producing fishery in the world. The business ships more than 75,000 pounds of live tilapia annually from its 80,000square-foot facility. “Nothing touches these fish,” says company founder Bill Martin, extolling the virtues of indoor aquaculture. “You couldn’t get a safer product.”

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YOU CAN BANK ON IT Imperial Savings & Loan’s origins didn’t bode well for growth. The financial institution was born in a church basement in 1929, just months before the Great Depression. But the locally owned savings and loan has not just persevered, but thrived. In January 2007, Imperial Savings & Loan moved into a new facility at the corner of Market and Bridge streets. The move doubled the bank’s space and allowed it to offer services previously unavailable at its Fayette Street home. The new building, 10 years in the making, provides drive-through and ATM services, both welcome additions to the company’s loyal customers. “We’re glad to finally be able to realize this dream for ourselves and our customers – but mostly for our customers,” says Imperial Savings & Loan President Simone Redd. The next step in the growth process will happen inside the walls. Redd says the company hopes to increase its assets base, currently estimated at $9 million, while offering additional mortgage and savings services to its clients. “We want to help them grow as we grow ourselves,” Redd says. A BITE OF THE BIG APPLE There’s a little bit of New York in southern Virginia. For 30 years, Elizabeth’s Pizza has been serving up its New York-style pizza to grateful customers in Henry County. The family business operates in two locations, with one located at MARTINSVILLE- HENRY COU NT Y

Leatherwood Crossing in Martinsville at the intersection of Highways 58 East and 57 East, and another across from the Dutch Inn in Collinsville at 2365 Virginia Ave. Elizabeth’s offers a range of menu options, including pasta, calzones, strombolis, and hot and cold subs. Specialties include the eggplant, veal and chicken parmigiana, as well as delicious spaghetti topped with meat sauce. The signature pizza is offered Neapolitan style, flat and round, and Sicilian style, square and thick. For individual diners, the Neapolitan pizza also is available by the slice. The restaurants are open for lunch and dinner throughout the week. The Martinsville location is closed Mondays; and the Collinsville restaurant is closed on Tuesdays.

nentially by steering it in a slightly different direction. Lester’s father founded American Standard Home Corp. in 1968, creating manufactured housing for local contractors. In 1990, control was turned over to its employees, but Lester bought back into the business in 1997. With Lester’s ownership came a new business plan: Rather than design for contractors, Lester shifted the focus to the retail market for manufactured homes, and under the new moniker American Standard Building Systems, the business is selling its products

throughout the world. The company has carved a niche as a one-stop shop for housing, providing architectural designs, mortgage assistance, manufacturing and transportation. “A lot of companies don’t offer the entire package,” says Rebecca Stout, the company’s human resources manager. “We do everything.” ASBS employs 120 people at its 146,000-square-foot manufacturing facil ity in Martinsville and has a production capacity of 2,400 housing units annually. – Dan Markham

ME-TIME REWARDED At Indulgence, pampering yourself isn’t just encouraged, it’s practically required. The salon and day spa in Uptown Martinsville offers a complete package of personal grooming and therapeutic treatments. Hair, nail and skin care, body treatments, hair removal, airbrush tanning and massage are all part of the Indulgence experience. And it is an equal opportunity experience. The company’s customers are divided almost evenly between men and women. “That’s hard for a lot of people to believe,” says Kara Carter-Hundley, who owns the facility with her sister, Monica Carter. “We do all services on both men and women.” Customers can come in for any of the services individually, the full-day package or some combination in between. Three treatments rooms are maintained. “We pride ourselves on our friendly staff,” Carter-Hundley says. “You can come here and feel comfortable.” Indulgence Day Spa & Salon is located at 27 E. Church St. The salon opens at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and closing hours vary based on appointments. GROWING IN A NEW DIRECTION Jamie Lester has taken back the family business and grown it expoMARTINSVILLE- HENRY COU NT Y

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50 Years … and Counting CHAMBER PASSES HALF-CENTURY MARK AND CONTINUES TO PUT MEMBERS FIRST

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track legislation or meet with officials, Heater adds. The chamber also focuses on providing networking opportunities within its ranks. That’s been another valuable asset for members over time, says Amanda Witt, president. “They range from a monthly business after hours (event) to a high-performance trade show,” Witt says. “Our members participate in quite a bit of networking.” The chamber also beats the drum for its members with a feature on its Web site, www.martinsville.com – the Procurement Portal, which encourages people to do business locally. Members may use the portal to post purchasing needs, which generates an e-mail that is sent to the chamber’s database of 1,800 people. Then, bids are submitted for consideration by the potential pur-

chasers, which often are city and county governments, Witt says. The chamber also administers the Leadership Development Program, a three-month class to encourage community involvement, and a supervisor training class to help managers lead their employees more effectively. In addition, after forming its Education Foundation in 2006, the chamber developed three central projects: Partnership in Excellence grants, Youth Leadership Development scholarships for high-school seniors who participate in the chamber’s eight-month Youth Leadership Development program and the New Faculty Breakfast to welcome new instructors to the area. Heater says that the chamber’s services continue to grow with its membership. “One of the things we try to do is survey the membership on a regular basis, determining what they want us to do and trying to meet their needs,” Heater says. “If we’re not meeting their needs, we have a real problem. What we provide isn’t driven by the staff or board, but by the members, and that’s how it should be.” – Joe Morris

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or five decades, the MartinsvilleHenry County Chamber of Commerce has worked to ensure that local business owners’ voices are heard. Based on its track record, everything’s coming through loud and clear. “Among the things that always have been fairly high profile for us are our advocacy positions,” says Lance Heater, past chairman of the chamber’s board and president of Southwestern Virginia Gas. “In the community and statewide political arena, we’ve been very effective in advocating positions that represent the concerns of our members. I think we’ve been a very, very strong chamber in terms of that.” Being represented at all government levels has been a key selling point for the 600-member chamber, particularly to smaller and startup businesses that don’t have the time or manpower to

Lance Heater is the immediate past board chair of the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce.

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MARTINSVILLE BUSINESS CLIMATE Martinsville and Henry County have a long-standing textile and furniture manufacturing history. However, the area is becoming just as popular among entrepreneurs who are finding an excellent atmosphere in which to launch new ideas. As a result, the business incubator is near capacity.

MAJOR EMPLOYERS Employer

HOUSEHOLD INCOME Henry County Median household income $31,816 Median family income, $38,649 Per capita, $17,110

No. of Employees

Stanley Furniture

1,560

Henry County Public Schools

1,475

StarTek

770

Memorial Hospital

761

American of Martinsville

741

Accretive Commerce

725

Bassett Furniture

699

Springs Industries

670

Hooker Furniture

660

Martinsville City Schools

546

CP Films

528

Sara Lee

354

Nationwide Homes

350

Nautica

291

Chicago, 715 miles

MasterBrand Cabinets

231

Danville, 30 miles

Knauss Snack Foods

135

Martinsville Median household income $27,441 Median family income, $35,321 Per capita, $17,251

DISTANCE TO MAJOR CITIES Atlanta, 370 miles Boston, 735 miles

Greensboro, N.C., 40 miles Nashville, Tenn., 455 miles Philadelphia, 430 miles Roanoke, 50 miles Washington, 290 miles

TAXES Corporate income tax, 6% Retail sales and use, 5% (4% state and 1% local; seventh-lowest in the nation) Counties and cities are separate taxing entities. Residents only pay one local tax with each retail sale. Virginia has no tax on intangible property, manufacturer’s inventory, manufacturer’s furniture, fixtures or corporate aircraft.

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TRANSPORTATION Airports Blue Ridge Regional Airport is in Henry County. (276) 957-2291

FOR MORE INFORMATION Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce 115 Broad St.

Danville Regional Airport is 30 miles east of Martinsville. (434) 799-5100

Martinsville, VA 24114

Piedmont Triad International Airport is 45 miles south in Greensboro, N.C., and has more than 100 daily departures. (336) 665-5600

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Roanoke Regional Airport is 45 miles north in Roanoke, Va., and offers 50 daily departures. (540) 362-1999 Railroad Norfolk Southern (800) 635-5768

Phone: (276) 632-6401 Fax: (276) 632-5059 Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. 134 E. Church St., Ste. 200 Martinsville, VA 24114 Phone: (276) 403-5940 www.yesmartinsville.com

Sources: www.martinsville.com www.yesmartinsville.com www.census.gov

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medical assistant, business leader, computer technician or pharmacy technician. According to Joan Blankenship, National College community resource coordinator, the institution has 22 locations in the United States and has been offering courses in Martinsville for 28 years, averaging 275 students per quarter. – Jim Elliott

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ompetition? Not among Martinsville-Henry County’s institutions of higher learning, which are strengthening partnerships ultimately to offer a greater number of programs to students. The newest development on the academic landscape here is New College Institute (NCI), an institution created by an act of the state legislature and largely supported by a major pledge from the Harvest Foundation. New College Institute has partnered with a number of four-year colleges to offer thirdand fourth-year classes. Many of its students come from associate degree programs at Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC), which also works closely with NCI to provide classroom space and courses for several degree programs. “The New College Institute is something that’s been sorely needed in this area for a while now,” says Leanna Blevins, associate director. “It makes the last two years of a college education far more accessible to our community.” Also part of NCI’s mission is reaching out to area residents and communicating the importance of post secondary education in today’s knowledge-based economy, as well as how people can access the new educational programs being offered. In 2006, NCI had seven degree programs, four of them bachelor’s and three master’s. In the fall of 2007, NCI is offering three new bachelor’s degree programs. Two of these programs, motorsports technology and industrial technology, are in partnership with Old Dominion University, and the third program, homeland security and emergency preparedness, is offered through a partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University. NCI also collaborates on bachelor’s and master’s degree programs with Averett University, Ferrum College, Radford University, Longwood University and the University of Virginia. NCI’s new industrial technology degree will prepare students for jobs such as manufacturing supervisor, quality systems engineer and plant manager, and the motorsports technology program is a natural for Martinsville, an area known nationally for stock car racing. PHCC already operates the state’s only associate’s degree program in motorsports. “We teach everything about the race car except how to drive it,” says Kris Landrum, public relations director for PHCC. “Students build engines, do bodywork and serve as a pit crew on a race car we run at late model races.” PHCC offers not only a strong transfer program for students who want to continue their education, but also a workforce development program for business and industry. The college provides training in such subjects as computer sciences and other technical programming and customer service, among others. A third institution with a presence in Martinsville is National College, offering career-oriented two-year associate’s degree programs enabling students to pursue careers as a

SEE MORE ONLINE | To learn more about New College Institute, visit the archives at imagesmartinsvillehenrycounty.com/07. Kenneth King works on a late model stock car at Patrick Henry Community College, which operates the state’s only associate’s degree program in motorsports.

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Dennis Toney is the executive director of the Southern Virginia Recreation Facilities Authority, which will oversee the area’s new multipurpose arena and soccer complex.

We’ve Got Game MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY ARE ABUZZ ABOUT TWO ATHLETIC FACILITIES ON THE HORIZON

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new 80,000-square-foot arena and a spacious park for soccer and other outdoor sports are being designed to serve the needs of area residents while luring more visitors and events to Martinsville. The new facilities are made possible by a $20 million grant from The Harvest Foundation, established in 2002 with proceeds from the sale of the once publicly owned Memorial Hospital. “The $16 million arena will be multipurpose,” says Dennis Toney, executive director of the Southern Virginia Recreation Facilities Authority. “We can use it

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for sporting events, as well as for a place to do concerts, high school graduations, conventions and conferences.” The arena is going in on a 2.5-acre city-owned lot in Uptown Martinsville at the corner of Fayette and Market streets, near the Farmers Market. Completion of the arena project has been slated tentatively for late 2009. Plans call for basketball courts, volleyball courts and an indoor soccer field alongside the multipurpose arena. The project also includes 7,500 square feet of fitness space, with a one-eighth mile elevated walking track.

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“Right now we are in the planning and design phase,” Toney adds. With room for up to 4,500 permanent seats, the arena would be a natural choice for regional playoffs between basketball or volleyball teams, Toney says. “We will start with small events, but we hope to eventually host an NCAA conference championship,” he adds. Meanwhile, the soccer complex will feature five or more full-sized soccer fields on 91 acres near the intersection of U.S. Highway 58 and Irisburg Road. “It’s going to be a facility that the community can use and where we can also bring in club teams or youth leagues,” Toney says. “There will be the potential of housing lacrosse or even football if there was a need. Other outdoor events for the community could be done there, too.” Spaces for a public park and walking trails are included in the soccer complex plans, says Toney, who came to work at the Southern Virginia Recreation Facilities Authority in June 2007. The SVRFA was created by the city and county governments to oversee the facilities’ construction and administration. The initial cost estimate for the soccer complex is $4 million, with the project tentatively slated for completion by fall 2008 or spring 2009. After the arena and soccer complex are up and running, usage fees are expected to cover operating costs and perhaps even generate a profit for the community, Toney adds. Spending by athletes and fans who come into the area for events at the arena and soccer complex will be another boon for the city. “It will be a way to revive some of the activities downtown and bring people in to support community businesses, such as restaurants, shops and lodging,” Toney says. – Renee Elder MARTINSVILLE- HENRY COU NT Y

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Magnificent New Digs VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY’S GRAND FACILITY EDUCATES AND INSPIRES

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old quarters were cramped, especially considering the museum has more than 22 million items in its various collections. The new facility addresses space needs, and its many amenities make it a more prominent draw to tourists from outside the community. “We are the state’s natural history museum but also the nation’s newest natural history museum,” says Barber, noting that the institution attracts many out-of-state visitors, some of whom drive hundreds of miles just to see the new facility and its exhibits. One of the most interesting features of the new facility is the series of laboratories visible to visitors as they enter the great hall from the lobby. Guests may watch as the museum’s scientists use the labs to conduct their ongoing research into Virginia’s history. Permanent exhibits include How Nature Works: Rocks, which shows how the earth

is shaped by geological forces; and How Nature Works: Life, which demonstrates the importance of the sun to all life. The Uncovering Virginia exhibit re-creates some of the most important archaeological digs in the commonwealth. Visitors can examine fossil or archaeological evidence and use the same tools that scientists do. Special, changing exhibits offer the visitors a chance to see exciting finds from Virginia and well beyond. In June, the Beyond Jamestown: Virginia Indians Yesterday and Today exhibit opened. It highlights the history, culture and contributions of Virginia’s American Indian tribes. In fall 2007, a collection of butterflies will shimmer from cases built by the same Belgian company that constructs such cases for the Louvre Museum in Paris. Response to the museum’s new home has been overwhelming, Barber says. In April, the first full month it was open to the public, 6,000 people came through the doors. At the old facility, 25,000 people would visit in an entire year. The museum expects 70,000 total visitors the first year and eventually aims to attract as many as 140,000 visitors annually. – Piper Reilly

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everal years of anticipation culminated in late March 2007, when the glistening glass doors of the Virginia Museum of Natural History’s new home on Starling Avenue swung open to the public. “This museum would be impressive to be in any city in the United States,” says Ryan Barber, the museum’s director of marketing and external affairs, “but to be in Martinsville, with a population of 15,000, it’s even more amazing.” At last, the museum has a fitting facility to showcase its spectacular collections and adequately convey the important work being done by its curators. This new, $28 million, 89,000square-foot facility replaced the museum’s previous home, a 1920s schoolhouse. The museum was founded as a private institution in 1984, and since it became a state agency in 1988, it has been a hub of world-class research. Its

Among the new Virginia Museum of Natural History’s permanent exhibits is Uncovering Virginia, which features fossils like this musk ox skull that documents a time 14,000 years ago in what is now Smyth County’s Saltville community.

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The most evident sign of Memorial Hospital’s growth is a recently opened $5.8 million expansion.

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Experiencing Healthy Growth MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EXPANDS FACILITY AND STAFF TO MEET CHANGING NEEDS

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ith an expanded ambulatory surgery center and an ongoing drive to recruit new physicians, Memorial Hospital is working to ensure residents’ good health now and well into the future. Visitors to the hospital certainly will notice one physical expansion – a $5.8 million project that opened in early 2007 and doubled the ambulatory surgery center’s size to 22,888 square feet. The overhaul added two operating suites, a recovery room, two endoscopy suites and 20 holding bays. This gives the area eight surgical suites – one of which specifically is for orthopedics – and four endoscopy suites. In addition, the hospital is adding an additional cardiac catheter lab, doubling its capacity for that growing service, and also has added a second MRI machine, says Darren Aaron, director of physician services. “We’ve been building onto our cath labs and have added a 64-slice CT scanner as well,” Aaron says. “Cardiology has been a direction that we’ve definitely seen a need to grow in. A lot of our patients have diabetes and heart problems such as hypertension and congestive heart failure, so we needed to expand those services.” Altogether, $40 million in physical improvements and equipment upgrades have been made to the hospital since Providence Healthcare purchased it in 2002. Providence was then acquired by LifePoint, which now operates the facility. Major items included the new CT scanner, which cost $1.8 million, and a picture archiving and communications system that allows surgeons to project X-rays, CT scans and other

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images on monitors and a plasma screen in the new orthopedics surgery suite. The enhancements were necessary to bring Memorial, built in 1968, up to speed, Aaron says, as well as to improve the hospital’s ability to recruit new physicians to the area. “We’ve been working to find the right physicians to bring here, and in many ways have been building our new services around those doctors,” he says. “We work with primary-care doctors in the area who feed referrals to us, and so we’ve been getting together with them monthly to talk about not only what we’re doing, but also what’s needed and what they would like to see us do. We’re not adding new equipment and services just to put a notch on our belt, but to improve outcomes for patients.” The hospital helped bring 15 new physicians into the Henry County region in 2006. Once the new doctors arrive, Aaron and other staff members work with them to make sure they know what services are available at Memorial so they can build their practices. “So many patients in this area were having to go to Winston-Salem or Duke University to get a lot of services, and we wanted to be able to offer them the convenience of coming here,” he says. “We’re working with these new doctors to build their practices and refer people over to us, so we’re making sure Memorial is living up to its end of the deal. We have a dynamic hospital that has been changing a lot, and we want to make sure people know that.” – Joe Morris I M AG E S M A R T I N S V I L L E H E N R YC O U N T Y. C O M

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MARTINSVILLE SNAPSHOT Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Martinsville and Henry County area offers a high quality of life with a low cost of living. The region also offers top-quality education, health care, and cultural and recreational opportunities.

AREA ATTRACTIONS

NUMBERS TO KNOW

Artisan Center

Blue Ridge Regional Library 632-7125

Bassett Genealogical Library 629-9191 Chamber of Commerce 632-6401 Fairy Stone State Park 930-2424 Historic Henry County Courthouse, 632-6401 Lake Sugar Tree Motorsport Park, 650-3788

MEDICAL FACILITIES

County administrator 634-4601

Memorial Hospital, 666-7200

Henry County Senior Services 634-4644

UTILITIES

Henry County Sheriff 656-4200

Mabry Mill, 952-2947

Henry County Parks & Recreation, 634-4640

Martinsville Mustangs 632-9913

Henry County Public Information, 634-2572

Martinsville Reservoir

Henry County voter registrar 634-4698

Martinsville Speedway 956-1543 MURA (Martinsville Uptown Revitalization Association) 632-5688 Oak Level Raceway, 694-4568 Philpott Lake, 629-2703 Piedmont Arts Association 632-3221 Primland Resort, 251-8012 Reynolds Homestead 694-7131 Smith River Uptown Walking Tour 632-5688 Virginia Museum of Natural History, 666-8600 Walker Fine Arts Center 656-0323

CLIMATE Annual average high, 68 F Annual average low, 42 F January (high), 46.5 F January (low), 22.8 F July (high), 87.3 F July (low), 62.4 F Annual rainfall 45.15 inches Annual snowfall 12 inches

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Landfill, 656-5177 Martinsville leisure services 403-5379 or 403-5140 Martinsville police, 656-5300 Martinsville public information 403-5386 Martinsville Senior Citizens Center, 403-5260 Martinsville Sheriff, 403-5151 Martinsville voter registrar 403-5122 Office of Tourism, 403-5949 Public works, 403-5154

Cable Comcast, (888) 683-1000 Electricity Martinsville: City of Martinsville Utility Billing Department 403-5146 Henry County: Appalachian Power (877) 237-2886 Phone EMBARQ, (800) 786-6272 Water/Sewer Martinsville: City of Martinsville Utility Billing Department, 403-5146 Henry County: Henry County Public Service Authority, 634-2500

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Natural Gas Southwestern Virginia Natural Gas, 632-5662

Public Beaver Hill Golf Course 632-1526

MEDIA

Private Bassett Country Club 629-3242

Newspapers (Daily)

Chatmoss Country Club 638-2484

The Roanoke Times (540) 981-3211

Forest Park Country Club 632-1711

Danville Register & Bee (434) 793-2311

Lynwood Country Club 632-2295

News & Record, Greensboro, N.C., (336) 274-5476

Martinsville Bulletin 638-8801

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Radio NPR 89.1 FM

Lake Sugar Tree Motorsport Park Motocross and ATV races take place at this track in Axton.

RACETRACKS

WAKG 103.3 FM

Martinsville Speedway Founded by H. Clay Earles a year before NASCAR was formed, this is the oldest track that’s part of the Nextel Cup series.

WCBX 900 AM WFIC 1530 AM WHEE 1370 AM WHEO 1270 AM WMVA 1450 AM WODY 1160 AM WZBB 99.9 FM Television WXII 3 (NBC) WBRA 4 (Public Television) WDBJ 6 (CBS) WXIV 7 (Independent) WFXR 8 (FOX)

FOR MORE INFORMATION Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 709 115 Broad St. Martinsville, VA 24114 Phone: (276) 632-6401 Fax: (276) 632-5059 www.martinsville.com

South Boston Speedway It has been the site of hundreds of thrilling races during nearly 50 years of operation. Earlier in its history, the speedway was the site of a number of NASCAR Grand National (now Nextel Cup) events.

Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. 134 E. Church St., Ste. 200 P.O. Box 631 Martinsville, VA 24114 (276) 403-5940 www.yesmartinsville.com

Virginia International Raceway This facility in Alton reopened in 2000 with new buildings and a resurfaced track. Some drivers have dubbed the track the toughest road course in America.

WSLS 9 (NBC) WFMY 10 (CBS) WSET 12 (ABC) WYAT 40 Newschannel 18 EDUA 20 (Educational Access) BTW 21 MGTV 22 (Martinsville Government Access)

Fork Mountain Raceway This 3/8-mile dirt track in Bassett is the site of Friday night late-model races each April through mid-October.

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2007-08 Membership Directory THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED BY THE MARTINSVILLE-HENRY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. THE AREA CODE IS 276, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. FOR COMPLETE LISTINGS BY BUSINESS CATEGORY, PLEASE REFER TO THE BUSINESS GUIDE ON PAGE 42.

Beaver Hills Early Learning Center Inc. • 632-2316

The Clubhouse Bed & Breakfast & Resort (Fieldcrest Lodge) • 226-0526

A Cleaner World • 666-0594

Belk • 638-2471

Cockram Realty Inc. • 629-1363

Charles M. Aaron, Esq. • 638-3866

Beltone Hearing Aid Center • 632-7725

Collins Funeral Services • 629-2515

Abercrombie Oil Co. Inc. • 632-4131

Berry-Elliott Realtors • 656-1111

Collinsville Engraving Co. • 647-8596

Accounting & Tax Services of Martinsville Inc. • 632-7775

Best Western Martinsville Inn • 632-5611

Collinsville Machining Company • 647-8332

Best Wood Products • 632-2120

Collinsville Printing Co. Inc. • 647-7065

Binding Time • 656-3800

Colonial Downs • 632-0187

Blair Construction • (434) 656-6243

Comcast • (540) 378-1190

Blue Ridge Airport • 957-2291

Commonwealth Laminating & Coating • 666-9655

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Accretive Commerce • 670-2105 Action Machine Works, LLC • 650-8887 Adkins Construction Corp. • 647-7366 Adkins Home Builders Inc. • 647-7705 Agape Bible Christian Fellowship Inc. • 634-5522 Akridge Insurance Services Inc. • 632-1801 Alan Mullins Chrysler Jeep • 629-3366 All Around Wiring Inc. • 647-1335 Allstate Insurance/Thomas Insurance Agencies • 632-1000

Blue Ridge Aquaculture Inc. • 632-9440 Blue Ridge Packaging Corp. • 638-1413 Blue Ridge Regional Library • 632-7125, Ext. 224 Blue Ridge Solvents & Coatings • 629-5325

American National Bank & Trust Co. • 632-1836 American of Martinsville • 632-2061

Blue Sky Charter • 634-6807

American Standard Building Systems Inc. • 638-3991

BMS Consulting Inc. • 666-9425

AmeriStaff Inc. • 632-2472 Angler’s Choice Inc. • 632-5600 The Answer Network • (540) 265-8000 Appalachian Power • (434) 522-4332

Compton Auto Parts • 632-3429

Blue Ridge Plastic Surgery • 632-3900

Blue Ridge Village • 638-8701

Ameriprise Financial • 632-7500

Commonwealth Microtechnologies Corporation • 638-3500

Blue Ridge Manor • 638-8701

Boen Hardwood Flooring Inc. • 638-3700 Stanley W. Bowles Corp. • 632-3446 The Boxley Company • 673-1024 Boxley Materials • 673-6704 Boys & Girls Clubs of Martinsville Henry County • 656-1171

Coolknobsandpulls.com • (800) 811-6302 Martha S. Cooper, CPA • 632-7559 Coulson’s Services • 647-7976 The Counts Realty & Auction Group • (434) 525-2991 Cox & Goodridge Insurance Inc. • 632-6466 C-PEG • 666-6211 CPFilms Inc. • 629-1711 Susan Critz Real Estate • (540) 632-6461 Crown Associates • 666-6969 Cunningham Enterprise, LLC • 629-1142 Curtis Mathes Home Entertainment • 632-6681

Applied Felts Inc. • 656-1904

Brad Parker Insurance/Nationwide Insurance & Financial Services • 632-5200

Ward L. Armstrong, Attorney • 632-7022

Brad’s Carpet Care, LLC • 647-2200

Cycle Connection • 647-7711

Around the Clock Staffing • 632-5508

Rives S. Brown, Realtor • (540) 632-3463

Cycle Systems Inc. • 638-6000

Arovik Signs • 632-7734

Bryant Radio Supply Inc. • 647-3522

Arrington Manufacturing, LLC • 666-6767

Bryant’s Plumbing & Heating Corp. • 638-2321

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar • 638-2377

Curves For Women • 632-2022

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BTW 21 • 647-9289

D&S Mini Construct Inc. • 957-2900

Buddy’s Airport & Transportation Services • 666-8106

Daily Grind Coffee House & Café • 632-9238

Ashley’s U.S. Lock & Security • 632-6640 Atlantic Coast Toyota Forklift • 629-1741

Burch-Hodges-Stone Inc. • 632-2161

Ashbrook Audiology & Hearing Aid Center Inc. • 666-0401

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Auto Instruments Corporation • 634-0110 Automated Mailing Systems • (540) 343-1156 Automatic Data Processing • (434) 429-3615 Averett University • (434) 791-5600 Axton Lodge “The Pines” • (866) 799-6161 Axton Tree Service • 650-3481 C.E. Ayers, DDS • 632-3625

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Cahill Specialty Co. • 930-4700 Caldwell Freight Lines • 632-1190 Campbell Advisors, PC • 666-7948 Canteen • 638-8995 Carlisle School • 632-7288 Carolina Material Handling • (336) 207-8840 Carolina Roofing/Roof USA • 634-5325

B&G Cleaning Services • 632-0270

Carter Bank & Trust • 632-2901

Backflow Inspection Services • 627-0446

Smith Chaney • 638-3542

Barnes & Company • 632-3033

Chatmoss Country Club • 638-2484

John Barnes Hardwood Dimension • 629-2685

Chatmoss Web Systems • 632-3845

Barnett Commercial Realty Inc. • 656-3538

Chemical Solutions • 634-9222

Bassett Country Club • 629-6213

Chick-Fil-A • 666-6740

Bassett Funeral Services • 629-1770

Childress & Associates Realtors • 647-3995

Bassett Furniture Industries • 629-6393

The Choice Group • (804) 278-9151

Bassett Office Supply • 629-5341

The Church Street Guesthouse • 252-6068

Bassett Oil & Equipment • 629-5338

Cisco Labs of Martinsville & Henry County • 638-2472

Bassett Printing Corporation • 629-2541 BB&T • 632-2971 BB&T Insurance Services of Martinsville • 666-3622

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Dalton Enterprises Asphalt Paving, LLC • 956-2226 Daniel, Medley & Kirby • 666-1585 Danville Distributing Company • (434) 792-9181 Danville Register & Bee • (434) 793-2311 Davenport Energy • (434) 432-0251 Chuck Davies • 666-1615 Days Inn of Martinsville • 638-3914 De Spot, LLC • 656-1234 Debbie’s Caterers • (336) 573-3546 Debbie’s Staffing • 632-0000 Definitive Stone Inc. • 647-6477 Dem Graphics, LLC • (877) 297-6158 DeShazo Oil Company Inc. • 632-5485 Dewberry & Davis • (434) 797-4497 Dickerson Lawn & Garden • 638-8893 Dillon Insurance Agency Inc. • 629-5304 Divergent Search • 666-2650 DMF Crane Service • 647-5454 Dollarhite Barber Shop • 632-4703 Drake Extrusion Inc. • 632-0159

Citizens Against Family Violence • 632-8701

DSM Services Inc. • 632-1084

City & County Properties, LLC • (540) 297-3995

Dutailier Virginia Inc. • 638-4101

Clark Construction Co. • 629-8990

Dutch Inn – Quality Inn • 647-3721

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Serving the Cities of Martinsville & Danville & the Counties of Henry, Franklin, Patrick & Pittsylvania

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A full-service law firm advising businesses and individuals in southside Virginia.

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Business & Corporate Law General & Corporate Litigation Estate Planning & Administration Residential & Commercial Transactions Insurance Defense Employment Law Workers’ Compensation Defense Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Family Law Social Security Disability

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Kelly Services Inc. • 632-2229 Kimbanet • (540) 638-6015

Economy Exterminators Inc. • 647-7187

Robert W. Haley, Attorney at Law • 629-5381

Eden & Associates, PC • 632-6231

Hall’s Mechanical Services, LLC • 673-3300

Kimble Reynolds Jr., Attorney at Law • 666-9209

EDSO Exporting, LP • 632-1058

Hamlin Marketing Group • 632-1772

King Properties • 632-3588

Edward Jones Investments • 632-6325

Hampton Inn – Martinsville • 647-4700

King Properties • 638-5464

Edwards Adult Day Care Center • 666-9400

Hand-n-Hand Companions • 632-3289

King’s Grant Retirement Community • 638-5464

Glenn C. Edwards, SRA, Appraiser • 632-7974

Hatcher Window Service • 647-1529

Kings Mountain Animal Clinic • 634-1000

e-dzine.com • 638-7228

Hatchett Transportation Inc. • 629-3315

Knauss Snack Food Company • 647-3714

Electric Co. • 656-3838

Haverline Labels Inc. • 647-7785

Knights Inn • 656-3500

Electric Service & Sales Inc. • 632-2086

The Haynes Group • 632-8573

Koger Air Corp. • 647-3716

Elegant Design & Consulting Ltd. • 632-2736

Healthcare General Dentistry • 632-6219

KR Enterprises • 638-8821

EMBARQ • (800) 474-4142

Healthy Habits Inc. • 647-4611

Kroger Co. • (540) 563-3500

EMI Imaging • 694-4660

Heaven Scent Florists • 629-4079

Enterprise Rent-A-Car • 638-1121

Henry County Administrator • 634-4601

Enterprises Consulting Partners • 632-5335

Henry County Animal Clinic • 632-5262

Amy Pace Lampe ��� 666-9417, Ext. 308

Henry County Education Assoc. • (434) 799-5498

The Landmark Centers Inc. • 694-3050

Executive Town Car & Limousine Service Inc. • (540) 366-4644 Experience Works • (540) 489-5231 Eye Physicians & Surgeons Inc. • 632-7205

Henry County Mulch and Stone • 638-6520 Her Design • 638-2523 Heritage Home Center • 629-2595

F Fairway Outdoor Advertising • (800) 476-1371 Family Discount Pharmacy Inc. • 627-0536 Family YMCA • 632-6427 Farm Bureau of Virginia • 638-7760 Ferrum College • (540) 365-4202 Fibre Container Inc. • 632-7171 Fidelity Bank • 647-3738

High Peak Sportswear • (434) 846-5223 Hilldrup Moving & Storage • (800) 672-5933 Hines Funeral Services Inc. • 656-3833 Holiday Inn Express • (434) 822-2161 Holland Accounting & Tax Services • 638-1040 Holy Trinity Lutheran Church • 632-4677 Home Front Construction Company • 632-1683 Home Health Care Associates Inc. • 694-7756 Homecheck Professionals, LLC • (434) 793-4663

Fieldale Insurance Agency • 673-6701

Hooker Furniture Corporation • 656-3314

First Federal Savings & Loan • 638-8771

Hopkins Delivery Services • 647-5200

First Investors Consulting Group • 666-1537 First Piedmont Corporation • 638-2609

Housecall Home Health Care/Amedisys • 647-2016

Five Star Foods • 632-3400

Howell’s Landscape Management Inc. • 638-1058

Food Lion Store • 638-2373

Humana Inc. • (540) 345-1575

Ford Cobbe & Associates • 632-9871

Hurley’s Uptown Pub • 632-4444

Ford Insurance Agency • 632-3451

Delegate Robert Hurt • (434) 432-3431

James H. Ford, Esq. • 632-6433 Forest Park Country Club • 632-1711 Fork Mountain Raceway • 629-4541 William Franck • 634-1311 FREE Foundation • 632-2004 Freedom Homes • 638-4400

I Image Source, LLC • (866) 700-4624 Imperial Savings & Loan Assoc. • 638-7545 Indulgence Day Spa • 632-7722 Industrial Finishes and Systems • 634-5044

L Landscape Dreams & Outdoor Construction, LLC • 340-7660 Lawrence Distributing Company • (434) 792-4110 Lawyers Title Insurance • 638-1002 The Lester Group • 632-2195 Ralph C. Lester • 634-1218 Lester-Penn Coal & Oil Co. • 632-6321 Light Electric Co. Inc. • 629-7168 Lil’s Rays Repair • 956-8200 Lockman & Associates Inc. • 632-7568 Longwood Small Business Development Center • 632-4462 Lowe’s of Martinsville • 656-1665 Lynwood Golf & Country Club • 632-2295

M M&W Satellite Services • 956-1551 Lynn P. Mabe Insurance Agency Inc. • 647-3382 Mallard & Mallard, CPAs, LLC • 632-5754 Malujoma Energy • 647-8030 Management Recruiters of Martinsville • 632-2355 Manpower Temporary Services • 632-8875 MARC Workshop Inc. • 632-1018 Danny Marshall, Delegate • (434) 797-5861 Martin Travel Inc. • 632-6126 Fred Martin Assoc./The Showroom • 638-2840

Friedrichs Family Eye Center • 656-3937

Institute for Advanced Learning and Research • (434) 766-6700

Martinizing Dry Cleaning • 638-2970

Frith Construction Co. Inc. • 632-7241

Invista Precision Concepts • 656-0575

Martinsville Area Community Foundation • 656-6223

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Martinsville Bulletin • 638-8801

J&J Corrugated • 632-6301

Martinsville Chiropractic Center • 632-2226

J&R Management Inc. • 632-5325

Martinsville City Manager • 656-5180

J.P. Cleaning Services, LLC • 224-2611

Martinsville City Public Schools • 632-6313

Jameson Inn • 638-0478

Martinsville Dupont Credit Union • 632-1679

Janey’s Pest Control, LLC • 647-7378

Martinsville Education Assoc. • (434) 799-5498 Martinsville Engraving Co. Inc. • 647-8967

GCA Staffing • 638-1994

Jason Thomas Insurance Agency Nationwide Insurance & Financial Services • 632-7779

Gregory T. Gendron, DDS, PC • 638-7626

Jim Kelley Bail Bonding • 647-2245

Martinsville Glass Co. • 632-2726

Gildan Service Center • 956-2914

Jim Mills Nissan • 956-1212

Martinsville Laser Wash • (540) 576-3117

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline • (540) 777-5110

Jimmy’s Cycle Sales dba Piedmont Motorsports • 629-3999

Martinsville Machine Works • 632-6491

Gamewood Inc. • (434) 799-8407 Gardner, Gardner, Barrow & Sharpe • 638-2455 Garland & Garland, CPAs • 632-8811 Gateway Health Alliance • (434) 799-3838 George R. Gautsch, Attorney • 632-2288

Golden Living Center • 632-7146 Goodman & Company • (434) 792-5334 Goodwill Industries of the Valley • (540) 483-0296, Ext. 105

David C. Jones, DDS, PC • 638-8888 Jones Janitorial Service • 656-6309

Martinsville Flooring Outlet, LLC • 632-6419

Martinsville Media • 632-9811 Martinsville Medical Buildings Inc. • 638-2729

J.A. Jordan, DDS Ltd. • 632-2634

Martinsville Physical Therapy & Industrial Rehab • 638-4809

Graphic Velocity • 632-9006

Journal Communications Inc. • (800) 333-8842

Martinsville Sheriff • (540) 656-5151

Greene Company • 638-7101

Pam Joyce & Associates, Realtor • 656-6110

Martinsville Speedway Inc. • 956-1269

Gregory’s Auto Body • 956-2200

Judkins Insurance Agency • 634-5556

Martinsville Toastmasters Club • 956-3957

Irving Groves • 632-4498 Grow! Inc. • (540) 353-1673 GS Industries of Bassett Inc. • 629-5317 Guy M. Turner Inc. • 638-4660

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Martinsville Toyota • 638-2386 Martinsville Travel Inc. • 632-3481 Martinsville UPTOWN Revitalization • 632-5688 Martinsville Urgent Care, LLC • 634-0010

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Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce Martinsville, Henry & Patrick Counties Association of Realtors Inc. • 666-9005 Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health & Wellness • 638-2523 Martinsville Henry County Economic Development Corp. • 403-5944 Martinsville-Henry County Office of Tourism • 403-5949 Martinsville-Henry County S.P.C.A. • 632-0548

Piedmont Magazine • (336) 427-3501

Service Printing Co. & Office Supply • 632-7115

Piedmont Mechanical Systems Inc. • 629-2357

Service Roofing & Sheet Metal • 638-2493

Piedmont Medical & Renal Associates • 638-1983

Setliff Insurance Agency • 647-5883

Piedmont Preferred Women’s Healthcare Associates • 632-0003

Sheetz #308 • 956-3366

Piedmont Staffing & Employment Solutions • 656-6958

Shenandoah Furniture Inc. • 632-0502 Sherwin Williams Co. • 632-9161 Showcase Magazine • (434) 483-4343

MasterBrand Cabinet • 638-1443

Piedmont Style/ McDuncan Communication • 634-0272

McKee-Stone Funeral Services • 632-3466

Piedmont Urology Associates • 634-5000

Smart Machine Technologies Inc. • 632-9853

McKinney Heat & Air Conditioning • 647-3346

Philip C. Pigg, Insurance Agent • 957-1591

Jim McMillan Insurance • 647-1465

Pigs R Us • 632-1161

Smith & Beasley Architects – Engineers • 638-3948

Medical Data Systems • 656-2276

Pine Products Inc. • 957-2222

Smith River Community Bank, N.A. • 638-2718

Medicine Shoppe • 666-6614

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. • 632-2176

The Medler Group • (703) 655-8411

Pittsylvania County Community Action Inc. • (434) 432-8250

Mehler Engineered Products • 638-6166

Plunder Junction • 666-0781

Solid Stone Fabrics • 634-0115

Melaleuca • 629-6175

Pool House Ltd. • 629-2074

Southeastern Wood Products Inc. • 632-9025

Memorial Hospital • 666-7601

Precision Pneumatics • 632-3966

Southern Air Inc. • (434) 385-6200

Mental Health Association of Martinsville-Henry County • 638-7801

Prillaman & Pace • 632-6308

Southern Area Agency on Aging • 632-6442

Prillaman Landscape Dimensions Inc. • 956-2113

Michael’s Steak & More • 647-3720

Primland Resort • 222-3800

Southern Office Machines Company Inc. • (434) 792-7422

Midway Bottled Gas Company Inc. • 632-9808 Millard’s Machinery Inc. • 632-6431

Lynn Pritchett, Certified Massage Therapist • 252-6068

J. Peyton Moore, DDS • 632-3963

Pro Automotive • 666-2167

Southern Virginia Properties • 666-4663

Moorefield’s Cleaners • 632-3457

Profit Center Services • 632-0449

Southern Virginia Recreation Facility Authority • 634-2543

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Mountain View Inn • 806-8809 MULTI-WALL Packaging Corp. • 666-2222

Quirk Design Build • 638-1200

MUZAK • (540) 366-9095 Mystical Riders Motorcycle Organization • 806-1562

R Race Lodging, LLC • (423) 764-5454

Simply the Best • 666-2378

Edward P. Snyder, DDS • 632-4144

Southern States Cooperative • 647-8701 Southern Virginia Eye Care Inc. • 666-2020

Southprint Inc. • 666-3000 Southside BTC • 638-2523 Southwestern VA Gas Co. • 632-5662 Specialty Gifts • 656-6310

Ramos Cleaning Service • 732-7285

Spencer Group Real Estate & Auction • 638-5222

Najjar’s Pizza Haven Inc. • 647-7102

Randstad Inc. • 632-7121

Spencer-Penn Centre • 957-1179

National College • 632-5621

Rania’s Restaurant • 638-4462

Sport Lanes & Ten Pen • 632-6060

National Counseling Group Inc. • (703) 257-7518

Ray Hollingsworth Studio of Dance • 638-2872

Springs Basic Bedding • 670-3440

National Exterminators Inc. • 632-1800

Red Birch Foods • 670-7596

Sprinkle Medical • 632-0888

National Trust for Historic Preservation • 632-9228

Reflections • 632-2222

Sprint Yellow Pages/ R.H. Donnelley • (434) 974-4050

Reynolds & Easley Manufacturing Co. Inc. • 650-2821

Stafford’s Music, LLC • 656-1555

Nautica Enterprises Inc. Customer Service Center • 656-6754, Ext. 6011

Reynolds Container Corp. • 647-8451

Stanley Furniture Co. • 627-2135

Reynolds Homestead • 632-9889

Stanley Welch Clothiers • 340-7033

Nelson Auto Group • 629-2521

Ridgeway Clocks • 956-3111

New College Institute • 403-5600

Ridgeway Signs, LLC • 956-3857

New Moon Café • 634-4169

Town of Ridgeway • 956-2328

Nextel Partners Inc. • (540) 725-4900

Rives S. Brown Realtors • 632-3463

Nichols Construction Corporation • 647-3327 Norris Funeral Services • 638-2778

Larry Roach & Assoc. Insurance/Real Estate • 629-7283

NTELOS • (540) 591-5446

Roanoke Times • (540) 981-3226

Steve Sheppard Photography • 638-3894

Nylstar Inc. • 638-2434

Robinson Ventures, LLC • (716) 308-7357

Stone & Company • 632-6142

Rogers Technology Consulting • 638-4799

Stone Dynamics • 340-7033

Roma Café, LLC • 647-7662

Judge William F. Stone Jr. • 666-1585

Oak Level Finishing and Repair Inc. • 666-2000

The RonBuilt Corporation • 638-2090

Stone, Worthy & Reynolds • 638-2315

Occasions Limousine Service • 638-5466

Roselawn Funeral Home • 632-1880

Storage Inn • 632-2331

Office Max • 632-0381

Jim Rosser • 638-1531

Stratford Square Apartments • 638-8903

Old Country Store • 957-3558

Ryan’s • 634-5335

Subway • 638-3433

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Nationwide Custom Homes • 632-7100

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Old Dominion University Teletechnet • 656-0278

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Stanleytown Health Care Center • 629-1772 Starling Pharmacy • 632-6222 StarTek Inc. • 647-2900 State Farm Insurance – Jason Dove • 638-4911 State Farm Insurance – Chip Wyatt • 632-5651 Stepping Stones Inc. • 638-7676

SunTrust Bank • 666-8291 Susan Critz Real Estate • 632-6461

S&K Office Products Inc. • 632-2401

JP Sutton • 632-6533

Packaging Products Inc. • 629-3481

Safeguard Business Systems • 774-1794

Judith M. Szulecki, MD • 632-6496

Paesano’s • 632-1153

Salvation Army • 647-7497

Patrick Henry Community College • 656-0201

Sanwell Printing Inc. • 638-3772

Patterson Vending Inc. • 673-1655 J.C. Penney Co. Inc. • 638-2401 Pepsi Bottling Group • (800) 533-1114 Perkins Medical Services • 650-3891 Pieces • 692-7369 Piedmont Access to Health Services • 632-2966

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James W. Shearer, DDS Ltd. • 632-1296

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Sassafras Catering, LLC • 224-0118

T.R. Properties Inc. • 666-1527

Sasser Signs Inc. • (434) 792-2696

Tacoma Inc./Taco Bell • 666-9417

Schlueter Electric Co. Inc. • 647-3875

Tarheel Paper Co. • 632-9353

SCORE • 632-3977 Scott & Stringfellow Inc. • 632-6027

Taylor Enterprises • 629-1912 Taylor’s Tax & Business Services • 632-9937 Team Nurse Inc. • 632-2252

Piedmont Appraisal Service • 647-1975

Seachrist Food Systems Inc. dba Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers • 647-4888

Piedmont Arts Association • 632-3221

Sells, Hogg & Jones, CPAs, PC • 638-3904

Theme Cuisine • 806-3735

Piedmont Community Services • 632-4669

Serv Pro of Martinsville & Henry Co. • 632-7276

301 Starling Avenue • 632-0403

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Teegen-Hall Insurance • 638-3733

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Thunder Road Harley-Davidson • (434) 822-2453 Tire Energy Corporation • 638-3800 TMMworld Dot Net Services • 629-6868 Town Gun Shop Inc. dba Town Police Supply • 647-4161 TPS Displays • (434) 385-4600 Charles W. Trent & Co. • 638-3526 Triangle Electric Corporation • 957-2281 Trinity Insurance Services • 632-8319 Trinity Mission Health & Rehab of Rocky Mount • (540) 483-9261 Triple S Beauty Salon • 632-9323 Tri-State Foam Products Inc. • 638-3592 Tri-State Roofing and Home Improvement • 632-1371 Truliant Credit Union • 632-0926 Turner Marketing Group • 647-8390

U U.S. Cellular • 340-2766 UBS-Financial Services • 632-7151 United Way of Henry County & Martinsville • 638-3946

V Vaughn Real Estate Inc. • 656-3999 VF Imagewear (East) Inc. • 956-7547 Virginia Blower Company • 647-3804 Virginia Cooperative Extension • 634-4650 Virginia Dept. of Rehabilitative Service • 632-7161 Virginia Employment Commission • 632-3270 Virginia Housing Development Authority • (804) 343-5977 Virginia Mirror Co. Inc. • 632-9816 Virginia Museum of Natural History • 656-4141 Virginia Prosthetics Inc. • 634-5690 Virginia’s First Choice Realty, LLC • 638-8841 Virginia’s Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership • 666-8890

W Wachovia Bank, N.A. • 629-2343 WAKG 103.3 Radio • (434) 797-4290 C.W. Wall Painting, LLC • 632-0242 Henry C. Wall Real Estate • 632-7400 Wal-Mart • 634-5503 Walsh’s Chicken & More • 632-1146 Warren Trucking Co. • 956-3181 WDBJ-TV West Piedmont Business Development Center • 638-2523 West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board • 656-6190 West Window Corporation • 638-2394 Whitlock Plumbing & Heating Inc. • 673-1249 Ebb H. Williams III, PC • 638-3967 Wilson & Toler Electric • 632-3016 James L. Wilson, DDS • 632-4600 Womack Supply • 632-3414 Woodall’s Music and Sound • 647-1973 Woods, Rogers & Hazlegrove • (540) 983-7607 Wright Contractors • 634-5500 WSET-TV Inc., Channel 10 • (434) 528-1313 WZBB B-99.9 FM Radio • 629-7999

X Xango • 632-7321

Y The Yankee Woodworker • 647-6333 Young, Haskins, Mann, Gregory, McGarry & Wall, PC • 638-2367

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Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce

2007-08 Business Guide THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED BY THE MARTINSVILLE-HENRY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. THE AREA CODE IS 276, THE CITY IS MARTINSVILLE AND THE STATE IS VIRGINIA, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. Accounting Services Accounting & Tax Services of Martinsville Inc. Susan H. Holt • 632-7775 810 Starling Ave., 24112 Bookkeepers/Tax Preparation Automatic Data Processing (434) 429-3615 109 Walker Dr., Danville, 24540 Campbell Advisors, PC Clifford Campbell • 666-7948 P.O. Box 4629, 24115 Accounting Services Martha S. Cooper, CPA • 632-7559 Professional Arts Building, Ste. 1-B, 15 Cleveland Ave., 24112 Certified Public Accountants Ford Cobbe & Associates Joe Cobbe, CPA • 632-9871 231 E. Church St., 24112 Certified Public Accountants Garland & Garland, CPAs David & Judy Garland • 632-8811 15 Cleveland Ave., Ste. l-A, 24112 Certified Public Accountants Goodman & Company Steven E. Farrar • (434) 792-5334 110 Exchange St., Ste. G, Danville, 24541 Certified Public Accountants Grow! Inc. (540) 353-1673 6 E. Main St., 24112 KR Enterprises Harry Rhett • 638-8821 15 Cleveland Ave., 24112 Income/Tax Preparation Amy Pace Lampe • 666-9417, Ext. 308 460 Plantation Rd., Martinsvillle, 24112 Certified Public Accountants Mallard & Mallard, CPAs, LLC Christina Mallard • 632-5754 411 E. Church St., 24112-4223 Certified Public Accountants Sells, Hogg & Jones, CPAs, PC James Sells, CPA • 638-3904 1079 Spruce St., 24112 Certified Public Accountants Taylor’s Tax & Business Services Creed Taylor • 632-9937 538 Memorial Blvd. S., 24112 Bookkeepers/Tax Preparation Administrative Services DSM Services Inc. Darrell Smith • 632-1084 318-A Brown St., P.O. Box 3871, 24115-3871 Office Support

Hamlin Marketing Group Janice Hamlin • 632-1772 64 Plantation Rd., P.O. Box 5346, 24112 Marketing Services High Peak Sportswear Dee Foltz • (434) 846-5223 2323 Memorial Ave., Ste. 17, Lynchburg, 24504 Screenprint/Promotional Products Image Source, LLC (866) 700-4624 635 Fairmont Dr., Bassett, 25055 Journal Communications Inc. Ray Langen • (800) 333-8842 361 Mallory Station Rd., Ste. 102, Franklin, TN 37067 Publishers Piedmont Magazine Gary Corns • (336) 427-3501 135 Sourwood Rd., Madison, NC 27025 Profit Center Services James Kearney • 632-0449 103 Big Jane St., Apt. B, 24112 Ridgeway Signs, LLC Zane Spears • 956-3857 6617 Greensboro Rd., Ridgeway, 24148

Cahill Specialty Co. Shelia Williams • 930-4700 37 Foley Rd., Stuart, 24171 Promotional Products Dem Graphics, LLC Steve Evans • (877) 297-6158 525 W. Fifth St., Ste. 105, Covington, KY 41011 Phone Book Covers Fairway Outdoor Advertising George Wilkes • (336) 292-4242 1920 W. Lee St., Greensboro, NC 27403 Graphic Velocity Traci Petty • 632-9006 67 Motorsports Dr., 24112

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Action Machine Works, LLC Mike Farkus • 650-8887 P.O. Box 260, Axton, 24054 Boats/Manufacturers, Motorcycles/ATV Retail, Welding Alan Mullins Chrysler Jeep Alan Mullins • 629-3366 7461 Virginia Ave., Bassett, 24055 Auto Instruments Corporation Gentry Zentmeyer • 634-0110 20 Walnut St., 24112 Compton Auto Parts Freddy Compton • 632-3429 221 Bridge St., 24112 Auto Parts Cunningham Enterprise, LLC David Cunningham • 629-1142 57 W., 2020 Fairystone Park Hwy., Bassett, 24055 Auto/Tire Service Enterprise Rent-A-Car Thomas Davis • 638-1121 717 Memorial Blvd. N., 24112 Auto Rentals

Showcase Magazine Misty Cook • (434) 483-4343 300 Ringgold Industrial Pkwy., Danville, 24540

Gregory’s Auto Body Elizabeth Gregory • 956-2200 312 Old Leaksville Rd., Ridgeway, 24148 Body Work

Sprint Yellow Pages/R.H. Donnelley Janet Buttler • (434) 974-4050 2044 India Rd., Ste. 100, Charlottesville, 22901 Yellow Pages

Jim Mills Nissan Wes Mills • 956-1212 P.O. Box 3841, 24115 Sales

TPS Displays Andrea Tomlinson • (434) 385-4600 110 Vista Centre Dr., Forest, 24551 Marketing

Lil’s Rays Repair Juventino Luna • 956-8200 10053 Greensboro Rd., Ridgeway, 24148

Turner Marketing Group Phillip Turner • 647-8390 419 Kimberly Rd., Bassett, 24055 Air & Water Purification Systems Healthy Habits Inc. Barbara Joyce • 647-4611 139 Ramble Rd., P.O. Box 637, Collinsville, 24078-0637 Purification System Retail

Martinsville Laser Wash Thomas DeJarnette III • (540) 576-3117 3624 Kemp Ford Rd., Union Hall, 24176-3820 Car Wash Martinsville Toyota Allen Baldwin • 638-2386 460 Commonwealth Blvd., 24112 Auto Sales

Airports/Transport

Nelson Auto Group Barry Nelson • 629-2521 220 N., P.O. Box 587, Bassett, 24055-0587 Auto Sales

Blue Ridge Airport Jason Davis • 957-2291 525 Airport Rd., 24112 Airports

Pro Automotive Jeffrey D. Barrow • 666-2167 Spruce Street, P.O. Box 4564, 24115-4564 Auto Repair/Service

Buddy’s Airport & Transportation Services Buddy Turner • 666-8106 201 Microfilm Rd., Patrick Springs, 24133 Shuttle Services

Automotive Manufacturers

Advertising, Marketing & PR Services Arovik Signs Rocky Cobler • 632-7734 113 Koehler Rd., 24112 Advertising Signage

Automotive

Apparel Stanley Welch Clothiers Tim Robertson • 340-7033 1708 Spruce St. Ext., 24112 Architecture

Arrington Manufacturing, LLC Joey Arrington • 666-6767 67 Motor Sports Dr., 24112 Manufacturer of Race Engines Bail Bonding Jim Kelley Bail Bonding Melissa Seiler, CBA • 647-2245 P.O. Box 1, Ridgeway, 24148

Dewberry & Davis Darren Conner • (434) 797-4497 551 Piney Forest Rd., P.O. Box 1509, Danville, 24543-1509 Architects

Bank Services

Eden & Associates, PC 632-6231 1049 Brookdale St., Ste. B, 24112

Carter Bank & Trust Worth H. Carter Jr. • 632-2901 P.O. Box 1776, Bassett, 24055 Banks/Financial

Smith & Beasley Architects – Engineers Roger Beasley • 638-3948 708 Starling Ave., P.O. Box 5103, 24115-5103 Architects

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American National Bank & Trust Co. James Johnson • 632-1836 201 E. Main St., 24112 Banks/Financial

Fidelity Bank Gil Carter • 647-3738 231 E. Church St., 24112

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First Federal Savings & Loan Roger P. Hornsby • 638-8771 25 W. Church St., P.O. Box 684, 24114-0684 Banks/Financial Imperial Savings & Loan Assoc. Simone Redd • 638-7545 211 Fayette St., P.O. Box 391, 24114-0391 Banks/Financial Martinsville Dupont Credit Union Kevin Laine • 632-1679 35 DuPont Rd., P.O. Box 2158, 24113-2158 Credit Unions Smith River Community Bank, N.A. Ronald Haley • 638-2718 730 E. Church St., P.O. Box 1224, 24114 Banks/Financial

Carter Bank & Trust Unequaled Convenience Locally, Now Available Across Virginia & North Carolina! Headquarters Bank Services of Virginia, Inc. Locations Existing Locations Future Locations

SunTrust Bank Ron Austin • 666-8291 P.O. Box 4911, 24114 Banks/Financial Truliant Credit Union Kim Turner • 632-0926 135 E. Market St., 24112 Credit Unions Wachovia Bank, N.A. W.C. Fowlkes • 629-2343 3559 Fairystone Park Hwy., Bassett, 24055 Barber Shops Dollarhite Barber Shop Dave Dollarhite • 632-4703 50 E. Church St., 24112 Barber Shops Beverages Danville Distributing Company John Hamlin • (434) 792-9181 West Main & Gatewood, P.O. Box 2010, Danville, 24541 Beverage Distributors/Wholesale Lawrence Distributing Company Linda L. Dalton • (434) 792-4110 P.O. Box 2369, Danville, 24541-2366 Beverage Distributors

Carter Bank & Trust P.O. Box 1776 • Martinsville, VA 24115-1776

(276) 632-2901 126 offices serving Virginia and North Carolina

Pepsi Bottling Group Jimmy Ellington • (800) 533-1114 1001 Riverside Dr., Danville, 24540-4348 Beverage Distributors Xango 632-7321 829 Hundley St., 24112 Boats Angler’s Choice Inc. Sandi Loganadan • 632-5600 Rt. 58 E., 6771 A.L. Philpott Hwy., 24112 Boat Dealers

STRATFORD SQUARE APARTMENTS MARTINSVILLE’S FINEST 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Townhouses Pool and Tennis Court

Building Supplies Boen Hardwood Flooring Inc. Tom Goss • 638-3700 350 Hollie Dr., 24112 Hardwood Flooring Heritage Home Center Dan Cahill • 629-2595 1558 Fairystone Park Hwy., Stanleytown, 24168 Building Supplies The Lester Group George W. Lester II • 632-2195 14 E. Liberty St., P.O. Box 4991, 24115-4991 Building Supplies/Lumber Services Lowe’s of Martinsville Mike Mayes • 656-1665 1059 Commonwealth Blvd., 24112 Building Supplies/Hardware Womack Supply Zack Parker • 632-3414 619 W. Church St., 24112 Electronics/Electrical Supplies Business Development C-PEG Gil Carter • 666-6211 475 Moonriver Ln., Moneta, 24121 Economic Development Enterprises Consulting Partners Floyd Williams • 632-5335 22 Church St., 24112 Grow! Inc. (540) 353-1673 6 E. Main St., 24112

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1807 East Church Street Extension (276) 666-6413 • (276) 634-1625 pager Nancy H. Joyce, Manager stratfordsquareapartments.com

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Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce Longwood Small Business Development Center Dick Ephgrave • 632-4462 115 Broad St., P.O. Box 709, 24114-0709 Small Business Consultants Martinsville Henry County Economic Development Corp. Mark Heath • 403-5944 134 E. Church St., 24112 Martinsville UPTOWN Revitalization Susan McCulloch • 632-5688 8 Lester St., P.O. Box 614, 24114-0614 City Development NTELOS Dan Overstreet • (540) 591-5446 1900 Roanoke Rd., Daville, 24083 Telecommunications Robinson Ventures, LLC Cian Robinson • (716) 308-7357 6 E. Main St., Ste. F, 24112 SCORE Stan Cobb • 632-3977 24 A.P. Hill Rd., 24112 Small Business Consultants

Mystical Riders Motorcycle Organization Steve Galloway • 806-1562 P.O. Box 378, Roanoke, 24148 Communications Martinsville Toastmasters Club Suzanne Britt • 956-3957 P.O. Box 4942, 24115 Community Services Boys & Girls Clubs of Martinsville Henry County Anne Frazier • 656-1171 6 E. Main St., Ste. A, 24112 FREE Foundation John Fulcher • 632-2004 22 E. Church St., Ste. 206, 24112 Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Karen Jones • (540) 777-5110 3663 Peters Creek Rd. N.W., Roanoke, 24019 Martinsville Area Community Foundation April Haynes • 656-6223 P.O. Box 1124, 24114

Southside BTC Eva Doss • 638-2523 22 E. Church St., Ste. 300, 24112

Spencer-Penn Center Mary Jordan • 957-1179 P.O. Box 506, Spencer, 24165

Virginia’s Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership Jeff Kohler • 666-8890 645 Patriot Ave., PHCC Campus, P.O. Box 5311, 24115-5311 Manufacturing Specialists

Virginia Cooperative Extension Melanie Barrow • 634-4650 P.O. Box 9, Collinsville, 24078

West Piedmont Business Development Center Marie Ferguson • 638-2523 P.O. Box 747, 24114 Business Development Cable Communications All Around Wiring Inc. Penny Denny • 647-1335 3760 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, 24078 Telecommunications Comcast Tim Garst • (540) 378-1190 21 S. Bruffey St., Salem, 24153 Gamewood Inc. Gary Ashburn • (434) 799-8407 116 S. Ridge St., Danville, 24541 Computer Services Call Centers The Answer Network Mike Fultz • (540) 265-8000 5338 Peters Creek Rd., Roanoke, 24019 Carpets Brad’s Carpet Care, LLC Brad Beam • 647-2200 P.O. Box 754, Collinsville, 24078

Computer Services Chatmoss Web Systems John Franck • 632-3845 315 Plantation Rd., 24112 Web Design

Definitive Stone Inc. Tracy Chisholm • 647-6477 3652 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, 24078 Countertops, Granite, Marble, Kitchen Remodel DMF Crane Service Margie Frith • 647-5454 177 Wheeler Ave., P.O. Box 635, Collinsville, 24078 Crane Service Frith Construction Co. Inc. James Frith Jr. • 632-7241 26 Textile Rd., P.O. Box 5028, Ridgeway, 24115-5028 General Contractors Hall’s Mechanical Services, LLC Allen Hall Jr. • 673-3300 P.O. Box 589, Bassett, 24055-0589 Pipe Welding/Steel & Sheet Metal Fabrication Hatcher Window Service Herbert Hatcher • 647-1529 3513 Sunset Rd., Collinsville, 24078 Windows Home Front Construction Company Ken Adkins • 632-1683 P.O. Box 4104, 24115 Koger Air Corp. J.A. Koger Jr. • 647-3716 P.O. Box 2098, 24113-2098 HVAC Contractors Light Electric Co. Inc. Thomas E. Light • 629-7168 175 Holloway, P.O. Box 717, Stanleytown, 24168-0717 Electrical Contractors

e-dzine.com Elva Adams • 638-7228 225 Hickory Ridge Rd., 24112 Web Design/Computer Services

McKinney Heat & Air Conditioning Tommy McKinney • 647-3346 North Daniels Creek Road, P.O. Box 609, Collinsville, 24078-0609 HVAC Contractors

Her Design Masha Edelen • 638-2523 22 E. Church St., Ste. 304, 24112 Web Design

Nichols Construction Corporation Brian Nichols • 647-3327 150 Trade St., P.O. Box 818, Collinsville, 24078 General Contractors

Kimbanet John Wolchko • (540) 638-6015 1717 Rives Rd., 24112 ISP/Web Design

Piedmont Mechanical Systems Inc. Robert King • 629-2357 1334 Coopers Mountain Rd., P.O. Box 309, Stanleytown, 24168 General/Mechanical/Plumbing/HVAC

Rogers Technology Consulting Thomas Roger • 638-4799 15 E. Church St., Ste. C, 24112 Contractors Adkins Construction Corp. Shirley Craven • 647-7366 40 Cedar Point Dr., Collinsville, 24078 Residential

Prillaman & Pace Philip Prillaman • 632-6308 830 Brookdale St., P.O. Drawer 4667, 24115-4667 Mechanical/Plumbing Quirk Design Build Andy Quirk • 638-1200 74 Tensbury Dr., 24112 Schlueter Electric Co. Inc. John R. Schlueter • 647-3875 51 Fortune Dr., P.O. Box 372, Collinsville, 24078-0372 Electrical Contractors

Caterers

Adkins Home Builders Inc. Jeff Adkins • 647-7705 130 Coffman Dr., P.O. Box 395, Collinsville, 24078-0395 Residential

Debbie’s Caterers Titus Sparks • (336) 573-3546 P.O. Box 926, Stoneville, NC 27048 Food Service

Atlantic Coast Toyota Forklift Van Wilford • 629-1741 11 Denver Dr., Bassett, 24055-5981 Forklift Contractors

Sassafras Catering, LLC Rachael Revell • 224-0118 P.O. Box 4069, 24115

Backflow Inspection Services Cindy Adams • 627-0446 564 Morningside Dr., Bassett, 24055

Theme Cuisine Robert Pigford • 806-3735 1610 Mulberry Rd., 24112

Blair Construction Tim Clark • (434) 656-6243 P.O. Box 612, Gretna, 24557

Taylor Enterprises Bobby C. Taylor • 629-1912 205 Cherokee Hills Rd., Bassett, 24055 Contractors

Chemicals

Stanley W. Bowles Corp. Barry Bowles • 632-3446 200 VC Dr., P.O. Box 4706, 24115-4706 General Contractors

Triangle Electric Corporation Nancy Bradshaw • 957-2281 560 Bouldin Rd., Ridgeway, 24148 Electrical Contractors

Bryant’s Plumbing & Heating Corp. David Bryant • 638-2321 395 Greenhill Dr., P.O. Box 4151, 24115-4151 HVAC/Plumbing/Mechanical

Tri-State Roofing and Home Improvement Dwayne Blankenship • 632-1371 659 Colonial Dr., Collinsville, 24078 Home Improvement/Residential

Clark Construction Co. James Clark • 629-8990 101 Trail Dr., Bassett, 24055-9343 General Contractors

Virginia Blower Company Milford Weaver • 647-3804 P.O. Box 215, Collinsville, 24078-0215 HVAC/Dust Collecting & Blow Pipe Systems

Agape Bible Christian Fellowship Inc. Lee Hagwood • 634-5522 P.O. Box 3208, 24115

D&S Mini Construct Inc. Sherry Foster • 957-2900 3480 Lee Ford Camp Rd., Ridgeway, 24148 Small Remodeling

C.W. Wall Painting, LLC C.W. Wall • 632-0242 813 Brookdale Rd., P.O. Box 4431, 24115 Painting Contractors

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Lynn Bechdolt • 632-4677 P.O. Box 5184, 24115 Churches

Dalton Enterprises Asphalt Paving, LLC Michael Dalton • 956-2226 P.O. Box 340, Ridgeway, 24148 Paving

Whitlock Plumbing & Heating Inc. Billy G. Whitlock • 673-1249 524 Wingfield Orchard Rd., 24112 HVAC/Plumbing Contractors

Chemical Solutions Frank Smith • 634-9222 P.O. Box 3049, 24115 Chemical Solutions Child Care Services Beaver Hills Early Learning Center Inc. Mildred Torian • 632-2316 200 Beaver Hills Club Rd., 24112 Child Care/Learning Centers Churches

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Service Roofing & Sheet Metal Greg Evans • 638-2493 117 Koehler Rd., P.O. Box 791, 24114-0791 Roofing/Sheet Metal Southern Air Inc. Mike Loflin • (434) 385-6200 P.O. Box 4205, Lynchburg, 24502

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Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce Wilson & Toler Electric James Wilson • 632-3016 616 Memorial Blvd., 24112 Electrical/Plumbing Contractors Wright Contractors Kent Wright • 634-5500 15 Mountain Mist Dr., 24112 Residential & Commercial The Yankee Woodworker Henry Ford • 647-6333 113 Randolph St., Collinsville, 24078 Convenience Stores Old Country Store Joel Barnes • 957-3558 18241 A.L. Philpott Hwy., Ridgeway, 24148 Convenience Stores Country Clubs/Golf Bassett Country Club Michael Reynolds • 629-6213 P.O. Box 873, Bassett, 24055 Chatmoss Country Club Michelle Benton • 638-2484 550 Mt. Olivet Rd., P.O. Box 5063, 24115-5063 Country Clubs/Golf/Restaurants

J.A. Jordan, DDS Ltd. • 632-2634 1103 Brookdale St., Ste. E, 24112 Dentists J. Peyton Moore, DDS • 632-3963 101 Cleveland Ave., 24112 Dentists James W. Shearer, DDS Ltd. • 632-1296 25 Cleveland Ave., 24112 Dentists Edward P. Snyder, DDS • 632-4144 101 Cleveland Ave., Ste. 6, 24112-3712 Orthodontists James L. Wilson, DDS • 632-4600 P.O. Box 1064, 24112 Dentists Distribution

Boxley Materials Delin Kirks • 673-6704 3785 Carver Rd., 24112 Ready Mix Concrete Gildan Service Center Jeanette Chappell • 956-2914 P.O. Box 5503, 24115 Greene Company Eydie Greene • 638-7101 2075 Stultz Rd., P.O. Box 711, 24114 Sportswear Henry County Mulch and Stone John Hurd • 638-6520 P.O. Box 897, Collinsville, 24078 Landscape

Accretive Commerce Nancy Uhran • 670-2105 730 E. Church St., 24112 Catalog Fulfillment

Industrial Finishes and Systems Lisa Cassell • 634-5044 919 E. Church St., 24112 Furniture

The Boxley Company Delin Kirks Jr. • 673-1024 3785 Carver Rd., 24112-7678 Crushed Granite

Nautica Enterprises Inc. Customer Service Center Joan Stogner ��� 656-6754, Ext. 6011 500 Nautica Way, 24112

Forest Park Country Club Jim Arnold • 632-1711 1821 Mulberry Rd., P.O. Box 4106, 24115 Country Clubs/Golf/Restaurants Lynwood Golf & Country Club Brian McArthur • 632-2295 720 DuPont Rd., P.O. Box 4826, 24115 Country Clubs/Golf/Restaurants Primland Resort Steve Helms • 222-3800 4621 Busted Rock Rd., Meadows of Dan, 24120 Lodging/Sports Crane Service Guy M. Turner Inc. Richard Byrd • 638-4660 750 V-C Dr., P.O. Box 667, 24114-0667 Crane Rental Cultural Attractions Axton Lodge “The Pines” Eva Willis • (866) 799-6161 4261 Martin Dr., Axton, 24054 Cultural Attractions/Banquet/Facilities De Spot, LLC Karen Despot • 656-1234 1089 Spruce St., 24112 Shopping Piedmont Arts Association Peter Calvert • 632-3221 215 Starling Ave., 24112-3832 Arts Associations Reynolds Homestead Ellen Brown • 632-9889 509 Mulberry Rd., 24112 Historical Attractions VA Museum of Natural History Tim Gette • 656-4141 21 Starling Ave., 24112 Natural History Dance Ray Hollingsworth Studio of Dance Cindy Hollingsworth • 638-2872 P.O. Box 2326, 24112 Delivery Services Hopkins Delivery Services John Hopkins • 647-5200 P.O. Box 1059, Collinsville, 24078 Dental Services C.E. Ayers, DDS • 632-3625 25 Cleveland Ave., 24112 Dentists Gregory T. Gendron, DDS, PC • 638-7626 7 Cleveland Ave., 24112-2925 Dentists Healthcare General Dentistry James K. Muehleck, DDS • 632-6219 25 Cleveland Ave., Ste. A, 24112 Dentists David C. Jones, DDS, PC • 638-8888 25 Cleveland Ave., Ste. E, 24112-2988 Orthodontists

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Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce Precision Pneumatics Jeff Painter • 632-3966 125 Bridge St., 24112 Solid Stone Fabrics David Stone • 634-0115 22 E. Church St., Ste. 203/211, 24112 Charles W. Trent & Co. Kyle S. Trent • 638-3526 55B Wildflower Ln., P.O. Box 4203, 24115-4203 Corrugated Containers Dry Cleaners A Cleaner World Jack Cockrell • 666-0594 1099 Brookdale Rd., 24112 Dry Cleaners

Engravers

Martinsville Engraving Co. Inc. John Pratt • 647-8967 4940 Kings Mountain Rd., P.O. Box 777, Collinsville, 24078 Engravers

Florists/Gift Shops

Entertainment

Moorefield’s Cleaners Ashley Aguilar • 632-3457 622 Memorial Blvd., 24112 Uniform Rental

Sport Lanes & Ten Pen Will Pearson • 632-6060 10 Koehler Rd., 24112 Sports

E-Commerce

Environmental

Coolknobsandpulls.com Jay Edelen • (800) 811-6302 330 Hollie Dr., 24112

Cisco Labs of Martinsville & Henry County W.O. Preston • 638-2472 51 E. Church St., Ste. 211, 24112

Education

Exporting

Averett University Dr. Richard Pfau • (434) 791-5600 420 W. Main St., Danville, 24541 Colleges

EDSO Exporting, LP Daniel Smallwood • 632-1058 P.O. Box 4387, 24115

Henry County Education Association Lisa Knott • (434) 799-5498 222 English Rd., 24112 Education Associations Institute for Advanced Learning and Research Nancy Franklin • (434) 766-6700 150 Slayton Ave., Danville, 24540

Blue Ridge Aquaculture Inc. William Martin • 632-9440 555 Industrial Park Dr., P.O. Box 1152, 24114-1152 Fish Flooring

Colonial Downs Tom Cade • 632-0187 3951 Greensboro Rd., Ridgeway, 24148 Horse Betting

Ferrum College Jennifer Braaten • (540) 365-4202 P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, 24088 Colleges

Fisheries

Collinsville Engraving Co. Pete Rakes • 647-8596 3410 Virginia Ave., P.O. Box 220, Collinsville, 24078-0115 Engravers

Martinizing Dry Cleaning Avery Mills Jr. • 638-2970 745 E. Church St., 24112 Dry Cleaners

Carlisle School Simon Owen-Williams • 632-7288 P.O. Box 5388, 24115-5388

Exterminators Economy Exterminators Inc. Clarence Stegall • 647-7187 2473 Daniels Creek Rd., P.O. Box 537, Collinsville, 24078-0537 Exterminators Janey’s Pest Control, LLC Frank Janey • 647-7378 89 Pine Crest Ct., Collinsville, 24078 National Exterminators Inc. Erik Stegall • 632-1800 805 Brookdale Rd., P.O. Box 4761, 24115-4761 Exterminators

Martinsville Flooring Outlet, LLC Vaughn Draper • 632-6419 1873 Beckham Church Rd., Axton, 24054

Heaven Scent Florists Nancy Johnson • 629-4079 1830 Fairystone Park Hwy., Bassett, 24055 Gifts Simply the Best Deborah Barker • 666-2378 56 W. Main St., 24112 Florists/Gifts Specialty Gifts Gary Huston • 656-6310 820 Burgess St., 24112 Gifts/Flowers 301 Starling Avenue Elliott Stone • 632-0403 301 Starling Ave., 24112 Food Vendors Canteen • 638-8995 Industrial Park 220 S., 342 Industrial Park, Ridgeway, 24148 Food Vendors Five Star Foods Steve Edwards • 632-3400 221 College St., P.O. Box 1111, 24114-1111 Food Vendors Patterson Vending Inc. Donald Patterson • 673-1655 514 Field Ave., P.O. Box 37, Fieldale, 24089-0037 Vendor/TOMs Sassafras Catering, LLC Rachael Revell • 224-0118 P.O. Box 4069, 24115 Theme Cuisine Robert Pigford • 806-3735 1610 Mulberry Rd., 24112

Financial Services

Funeral Services

Ameriprise Financial Charles Wimbish • 632-7500 10 Gravely St., P.O. Box 151, 24114 Consultants

Bassett Funeral Services Paul Kennedy • 629-1770 P.O. Box 207, Bassett, 24055 Funeral Services

Martinsville City Public Schools Scott Kizner • 632-6313 P.O. Box 5548, 24115-5548

BB&T Eric Revell • 632-2971 One Ellsworth St., 24115-4751 Banks

Martinsville Education Association Heather Tolbut • (434) 799-5498 910 Clarke Rd., 24112 Educational Associations

BMS Consulting Inc. G. Alan Lackey • 666-9425 209-C Starling Ave., P.O. Box 4588, 24115-4588 Retirement Plan Consultants

Collins Funeral Services Dustin Osborne • 629-2515 30 Riverside Dr., P.O. Box 1337, Bassett, 24055-1337 Funeral Services

National College John Scott • 632-5621 10 E. Church St., P.O. Box 232, 24114 Business Colleges

Edward Jones Investments Matthew A. Erikson • 632-6325 1103 Brookdale St., Ste. C, 24112 Consultants

McKee-Stone Funeral Services Rose Howell • 632-3466 109 Broad St., P.O. Box 1162, 24114-1162 Funeral Services

New College Institute Dr. Barry Dorsey • 403-5600 29 Jones St., 24112

First Investors Consulting Group Dick Pilson, CFP • 666-1537 60 W. Church St., P.O. Box 1271, 24114 Consultants

Norris Funeral Services David Norris • 638-2778 1500 Kings Mountain Rd., P.O. Box 5501, 24115-5501 Funeral Services

Charles B. Keesee Educational Foundation Vernie W. Lewis • 666-2700 106 E. Main St., P.O. Box 431, 24114-0431 Education Loans/Grants

Old Dominion University Teletechnet Christy Spencer • 656-0278 P.O. Box 5311, College Drive, 24115 Education Patrick Henry Community College Dr. Max Wingett • 656-0201 P.O. Box 5311, 24115-5311 Community Colleges Electronics Bryant Radio Supply Inc. Joe Bryant • 647-3522 3449 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, 24078-2217 Electronics/Radio Retail Curtis Mathes Home Entertainment Jesse Jones • 632-6681 515 W. Church St., 24112 Rental/Retail Home Electronics Electric Co. Greg Meeks • 656-3838 934 N. Memorial Blvd., 24112 Electric Motor/Power Tool Repair

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Electric Service & Sales Inc. Pete Simpson • 632-2086 141 Dye Plant Rd., 24112 Electric Motors/Industrial Electronics

Jason Thomas Insurance Agency – Nationwide Insurance & Financial Services Jason Thomas • 632-7779 280 Dye Plant Rd., 24112 Insurance Scott & Stringfellow Inc. Keith Smith • 632-6027 1077 Spruce St., P.O. Box 5428, 24115 Investments & Banking UBS – Financial Services Dean Johnston • 632-7151 149 E. Main St., 24112 Consultants/Securities

Hines Funeral Services Inc. 656-3833 903 Starling Ave., 24112

Roselawn Funeral Home S.T. Fulcher Jr. • 632-1880 P.O. Box 1242, 24114-1242 Funeral Services Gifts 301 Starling Avenue Elliott Stone • 632-0403 301 Starling Ave., 24112 Glass/Windshields

Virginia Housing Development Authority (804) 343-5977 601 S. Belvidere St., Richmond, 23220

Martinsville Glass Co. Lee Hussey II • 632-2726 408 Memorial Blvd., 24112-3598 Glass Retailers

Fire & Water Restoration Services

Golf/Recreation

Serv Pro of Martinsville & Henry Co. Danny Winn • 632-7276 1821 Spruce St., P.O. Box 1166, 24114-1166 Fire & Water Restoration

Primland Resort Steve Helms • 222-3800 4621 Busted Rock Rd., Meadows of Dan, 24120 Lodging/Sports

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Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce Government Henry County Administrator Benny Summerlin • 634-4601 3300 Kings Mountain Rd., P.O. Box 7, Collinsville, 24078-0007 Henry County Martinsville City Manager Clarence Monday • 656-5180 55 W. Church St., P.O. Drawer 1112, 24114-1112 City of Martinsville Martinsville-Henry County Office of Tourism David Rotenizer • 403-5949 P.O. Box 392, 24114-0392 Town of Ridgeway Ed Page, Mayor • 956-2328 806 Main St., P.O. Box 525, Ridgeway, 24148 Town of Ridgeway Virginia Employment Commission Joyce Snead • 632-3270 Spruce Street, P.O. Box 4306, 24115-4306 Employment Virginia Housing Development Authority Amy Schwartz • (804) 343-5977 601 S. Belvidere St., Richmond, 23220 Housing Development

Home Health Care Associates Inc. Jim White • 694-7756 18981 Jeb Stuart Hwy., 315 Hospital Dr., Ste. 107, 24112 Home Health Care Housecall Home Health Care/Amedisys Charles Alston Jr. • 647-2016 1960 Virginia Ave., 24112 Home Health Care Martinsville Chiropractic Center Glenn Stark, DC • 632-2226 425 Commonwealth Blvd. E., 24112 Chiropractics Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health & Wellness Barbara Jackman • 638-2523 22 E. Church St., Ste. 311, 24112 Martinsville Physical Therapy & Industrial Rehab Pamela Grove, RPT • 638-4809 433 Commonwealth Blvd., 24112 Physical Therapy & Rehab Martinsville Urgent Care, LLC Dan Baptist • 634-0010 1044 E. Church St., 24112 Medical

Medical Data Systems Christina Beach • 656-2276 1 Ellsworth St., Ste. 300, 24112 Melaleuca Becky Cockram • 629-6175 356 Hamilton Rd., Bassett, 24055 Memorial Hospital Joseph Roach • 666-7601 320 Hospital Dr., P.O. Box 4788, 24115-4788 Hospitals Perkins Medical Services Margaret Perkins • 650-3891 P.O. Box 187, Axton, 24054 Medical Piedmont Access to Health Services William Crumpton • 632-2966 312 Fairy St., Ste. 101, 24112 Piedmont Medical & Renal Associates Dr. James C. McKay • 638-1983 33 Bridge St., Ste. B, 24112 Piedmont Preferred Women’s Healthcare Associates 632-0003 312 Fairy St., Ste. 201, 24112

West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board Angela Young • 656-6190 P.O. Box 4043, 24115-4043 Grocers Food Lion Store Kyle Griffith • 638-2373 P.O. Box 1330, Salisbury, NC 28145-1330 Grocers Kroger Co. Donna McManners • (540) 563-3500 3661 Peters Creek Rd., Roanoke, 24019 Beverages, Caterers, Florists, Pharmacies Guns/Gunsmiths Town Gun Shop Inc. dba Town Police Supply Mark Tosh • 647-4161 P.O. Box 417, Collinsville, 24078 Schools/Law Enforcement/General Public Gym/Fitness Centers Curves For Women Elizabeth Riddle • 632-2022 730 E. Church St., Ste. 3, 24112 Health Clubs Family YMCA David DePriest • 632-6427 3 Starling Ave., 24112 Physical Fitness Services Malujoma Energy Robert Jordan III • 647-8030 P.O. Box 488, Collinsville, 24078-0488 Retail Fitness Equipment Healthcare Ashbrook Audiology & Hearing Aid Center Inc. Paul Ashbrook • 666-0401 1111 Spruce St., 24112 Audiology Blue Ridge Manor Ralph Lawson • 638-8701 P.O. Box 4904, 24115-4904 Rehabilitation Blue Ridge Plastic Surgery Dr. Guido Gutter • 632-3900 319 Hospital Dr., Ste. 101, 24112 Eye Physicians & Surgeons Inc. Dr. Donald Grayson, Donald Richman, MD 632-7205 749-A E. Church St., P.O. Box 3151, 24115-3151 Opthalmologists Friedrichs Family Eye Center Gray Friedrichs • 656-3937 822 Commonwealth Blvd., 24112 Optometrists Gateway Health Alliance Brooks Powell • (434) 799-3838 341 Main St., Ste. 301, Danville, 24541 Health Care Golden Living Center Sandra Robertson • 632-7146 1607 Spruce St., 24112 Nursing Care Homes Hand-n-Hand Companions Melinda Scearce • 632-3289 P.O. Box 3257, 24115

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Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce Piedmont Urology Associates Pam Riggs • 634-5000 101 Cleveland Ave., Ste. C, 24112-3712 Urology

Salvation Army Capt. Orville & Debra Chambless • 647-7497 2620 Virginia Ave., P.O. Box 551, 24114-0551 Assistance Agencies

Lynn Pritchett, Certified Massage Therapist 252-6068 715 Corn Tassel Trail, 24112

Southern Area Agency on Aging Nancy M. Dalton • 632-6442 433 Commonwealth Blvd., 24112 Agency on Aging

Southern Virginia Eye Care Inc. David Silverman, MD • 666-2020 1103 Brookdale St., Ste. D, 24112 Optometrists Sprinkle Medical Dr. Philip M. Sprinkle • 632-0888 315 Hospital Dr., Ste. 108, 24112 Physicians Stanleytown Health Care Center Patsy Hobson • 629-1772 240 Riverside Dr., P.O. Box 538, Stanleytown, 24168-0538 Health Care Judith M. Szulecki, MD Robin Clifton • 632-6496 209 Cleveland Ave., 24112 Dermatologists Team Nurse Inc. Tammy Gray • 632-2252 1087 Spruce St., 24112 Trinity Mission Health & Rehab of Rocky Mount Edward Flora • (540) 483-9261 P.O. Box 739, Rocky Mount, 24151 Medical Virginia Prosthetics Inc. J. Douglas Call, CP • 634-5690 4338 Williams Rd., Roanoke, 24012 Prosthetics

United Way of Henry County & Martinsville Kathy Rogers • 638-3946 134 E. Church St., Second Floor, P.O. Box 951, 24114 Assistance Agencies Virginia Dept. of Rehabilitative Service Marcia Cook • 632-7161 32 Bridge St., #100, 24112-6202 Rehabilitative Services Humane Societies Martinsville-Henry County S.P.C.A. Leslie Hervey • 632-0548 P.O. Box 326, Collinsville, 24078 Humane – Animals Individuals Smith Chaney • 638-3542 55 General Longstreet Ct., 24112-0602 Individuals Chuck Davies • 666-1615 1234 Mulberry Rd., 24112 Individuals

Xango 632-7321 829 Hundley St., 24112

William Franck • 634-1311 469 King’s Way Rd., 24112 Individuals

Historical Preservation

Irving Groves • 632-4498 1517 Mulberry Rd., 24112 Individuals

National Trust for Historic Preservation Deepa Sanyal • 632-9228 58 W. Church St., 24112 Human Services Beltone Hearing Aid Center John R. Everett • 632-7725 218 E. Main St., 24112 Hearing Aid/Retailers Blue Ridge Village Chris Oswald • 638-8701 Starling Avenue, P.O. Box 4904, 24115-4904 Nursing Homes The Choice Group Robin Metcalf • (804) 278-9151 4807 Raford Ave., Ste. 106, Richmond, 23230 Staffing Services Citizens Against Family Violence Benjamin Murdock • 632-8701 P.O. Drawer 352, 24114 Awareness/Counseling Services Edwards Adult Day Care Center Karen Riddle • 666-9400 433 Commonwealth Blvd., 24112 Adult Day Care Goodwill Industries of the Valley Mark Brittain • (540) 483-0296, Ext. 105 P.O. Box 157, Rocky Mount, 24151 Human Services Hand-n-Hand Companions Melinda Scearce • 632-3289 P.O. Box 3257, 24115 The Medler Group Robert Medler • (703) 655-8411 12100 Greenwood Ct., #201, Fairfax, 22033 Mental Health Association of Martinsville-Henry County Sharon Shepherd • 638-7801 117 Broad St., P.O. Box 582, 24114 Mental Health Counseling National Counseling Group Inc. (703) 257-7518 9301 Forest Point Cir., Manassas, VA 20110

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Stepping Stones Inc. Pamela Pritchett • 638-7676 600 Northside Dr., 24112 Day Support for Disabled

Delegate Robert Hurt • (434) 432-3431 P.O. Box 30, Chatham, 24531 Individuals Danny Marshall, Delegate • (434) 797-5861 P.O. Box 439, Danville, 24541 Virginia House of Delegates Jim Rosser • 638-1531 334 Plantation Rd., 24112 Individuals Judge William F. Stone Jr. • 666-1585 1233 Sam Lions Trail, 24112 Judges J.P. Sutton • 632-6533 815 Mulberry Rd., P.O. Box 3982, 24115-3982 Individuals

Fieldale Insurance Agency Thomas Eggleston • 673-6701 51 Marshall Way, P.O. Box 158, Fieldale, 24089-0158 Insurance Ford Insurance Agency Phillip Davis • 632-3451 1 Walnut St., P.O. Box 312, 24114-0312 Insurance The Haynes Group Leon Haynes • 632-8573 P.O. Box 4602, 24115-4602 Insurance Humana Inc. Eric Rider • (540) 345-1575 2706 Carolina Ave., Roanoke, 24014 Judkins Insurance Agency Jay Judkins • 634-5556 22 E. Churst St., 24112 Lawyers Title Insurance Brenda Hall • 638-1002 4 Moss St., P.O. Box 1001, 24114-1001 Insurance Lockman & Associates Inc. Jim Lockman • 632-7568 133 E. Market St., P.O. Box 4587, 24115-4587 Insurance Lynn P. Mabe Insurance Agency Inc. Lynn Mabe • 647-3382 3289 Virginia Ave., P.O. Box 776, Collinsville, 24078 Insurance Jim McMillan Insurance James McMillan Jr. • 647-1465 4940 Kings Mountain Rd., P.O. Box 306, Collinsville, 24078-0306 Insurance Brad Parker Insurance/Nationwide Insurance & Financial Services Brad Parker • 632-5200 P.O. Box 5546, 24115 Philip C. Pigg, Insurance Agent • 957-1591 3384 Wagon Trail Rd., P.O. Box 29, Spencer, 24165-0029 Insurance Larry Roach & Assoc. Insurance/Real Estate Larry Roach • 629-7283 46 Floyd Henley Dr., P.O. Box 189, Fieldale, 24089-0189 Insurance Setliff Insurance Agency Paul W. Setliff • 647-5883 2459 Daniels Creek Rd., P.O. Box 98, Collinsville, 24078-0098 Insurance State Farm Insurance – Jason Dove • 638-4911 54 E. Church St., 24112 Insurance

Insurance

State Farm Insurance – Chip Wyatt • 632-5651 208 Starling Ave., P.O. Box 4864, 24115-4864 Insurance

Akridge Insurance Services Inc. Patsy Akridge • 632-1801 P.O. Box 4508, 24115-4508 Insurance

Teegen-Hall Insurance Bill Teegen • 638-3733 P.O. Box 357, Collinsville, 24078 Insurance

Allstate Insurance/Thomas Insurance Agencies Stuart Thomas • 632-1000 101 Cleveland Ave., Ste. 2, 24112-3712 Insurance

Trinity Insurance Services Debra Alderman • 632-8319 212 Starling Ave., 24112

BB&T Insurance Services of Martinsville Wanda Rowe • 666-3622 1 Ellsworth St., Fifth Floor, P.O. Box 5391, 24115-5391 Insurance Burch-Hodges-Stone Inc. Bob Burton • 632-2161 First Citizens Bank Building, Third Floor, 231 E. Church St., 24112 Insurance Cox & Goodridge Insurance Inc. Tom Cox • 632-6466 20 E. Main St., 24114-0191 Insurance

Piedmont Community Services Jim Tobin • 632-4669 24 Clay St., 24112 Counseling

Dillon Insurance Agency Inc. D.L. “Len” Dillon Jr. • 629-5304 2611 Riverside Dr., P.O. Box 549, Bassett, 24055-0549 Insurance

Pittsylvania County Community Action Inc. Sherman M. Saunders • (434) 432-8250 S-CAP, P.O. Box 119, Chatham, 24531 Community Action

Farm Bureau of Virginia Roger Dodson • 638-7760 P.O. Box 2317, 24113 Insurance

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Internet Services TMMworld Dot Net Services Terence Maney • 629-6868 P.O. Box 126, Stanleytown, 24168 Janitorial Services B&G Cleaning Services Brenda Dickerson • 632-0270 898 Bethel Ln., 24112 J.P. Cleaning Services, LLC John Parker • 224-2611 P.O. Box 156, Collinsville, 24078 Jones Janitorial Service 656-6309 8834 Philpot Hwy., 24112 Ramos Cleaning Service Robert Ramos • 732-7285 34 E. Main St., 24112 Landscape Axton Tree Service David Simmons • 650-3481 2721 Mosco Rd., Axton, 24054 Tree Service

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The Church Street Guesthouse Ashby Pritchett • 252-6068 715 Corn Tassel Trail, 24112

Landscape Dreams & Outdoor Construction, LLC Tim Wilcox • 340-7660 747 Golf Course Rd., Spencer, 24165 Landscaping

The Clubhouse Bed & Breakfast & Resort (Fieldcrest Lodge) Kathy Arrington • 226-0526 67 Motorsports Dr., 24112 Entertainment

Prillaman Landscape Dimensions Inc. C.D. Prillaman • 956-2113 P.O. Box 166, Ridgeway, 24148-0166 Landscaping

Days Inn of Martinsville Kenny Patel • 638-3914 3841 Greensboro Rd., Ridgeway, 24148 Motels/Hotels

Southern States Cooperative Todd Plaster • 647-8701 3200 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, 24078 Home/Lawn Care Retail

Dutch Inn – Quality Inn Tammy Caudill • 647-3721 2360 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, 24078 Motel/Hotel Restaurants

Law Enforcement Martinsville Sheriff Steve Draper • (540) 656-5151 P.O. Box 1326, 24112 Sheriff Legal Services

Jameson Inn Angie Light • 638-0478 378 Commonwealth Blvd., 24112 Motels/Hotels Knights Inn Suryakant Patel • 656-3500 2357 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, 24078 Mountain View Inn Diane McCraw • 806-8809 100 Flamingo Rd., Bassett, 24055 Motels/Hotels Race Lodging, LLC Aleeta Pearson • (423) 764-5454 1238 Volunteer Pkwy., Bristol, TN 37620 Lodging Logging Supply

Hampton Inn – Martinsville Tamara Johnson • 647-4700 50 Hampton Dr., 24112 Motels/Hotels

Millard’s Machinery Inc. J.E. Pigg • 632-6431 156 Machinery Dr., P.O. Box 2146, 24113-2146 Custom Machines & Parts

Holiday Inn Express Darlene Ryland • (434) 822-2161 4829 Riverside Dr., Danville, 24541 Motels/Hotels

Mail Service Automated Mailing Systems Jay Nance • (540) 343-1156 914 Rhodes Ave., Roanoke, 24012

Charles M. Aaron, Esq. • 638-3866 900 S. Memorial Blvd., 24112 Attorneys Ward L. Armstrong, Attorney • 632-7022 One Walnut St., P.O. Box 1431, 24114-1431 Attorneys Daniel, Medley & Kirby Martha White Medley • 666-1585 106 E. Market St., Second Floor, 24112 Attorneys James H. Ford, Esq. • 632-6433 25 W. Church St., P.O. Box 1352, 24114-1352 Attorneys Gardner, Gardner, Barrow & Sharpe Ben Gardner • 638-2455 231 E. Church St., Fourth Floor, 24112 Attorneys George R. Gautsch, Attorney • 632-2288 4 Moss St., P.O. Box 512, 24114-0512 Attorneys Robert W. Haley, Attorney at Law • 629-5381 P.O. Box 864, Bassett, 24055 Attorneys Kimble Reynolds Jr., Attorney at Law 666-9209 401 Starling Ave., 24112 Stone, Worthy & Reynolds Roscoe Reynolds • 638-2315 P.O. Box 1432, 24114-1432 Attorneys Ebb H. Williams III, PC • 638-3967 25 W. Church St., P.O. Box 1009, 24114-1009 Attorneys Woods, Rogers & Hazlegrove Alex Saunders • (540) 983-7607 P.O. Box 14125, Roanoke, 24038 Attorneys Young, Haskins, Mann, Gregory, McGarry & Wall, PC Kermit Kanode • 638-2367 60 W. Church St., P.O. Box 72, 24114-0072 Attorneys Libraries Blue Ridge Regional Library Hal Hubener • 632-7125, Ext. 224 310 E. Church St., P.O. Box 5264, 24115-5264 Public Libraries Locksmiths Ashley’s U.S. Lock & Security Catherine McGee • 632-6640 23 Henry St., 24112 Locksmiths & Security Lodging Axton Lodge “The Pines” Eva Willis • (866) 799-6161 4261 Martin Dr., Axton, 24054 Cultural Attractions/Banquet/Facilities Best Western Martinsville Inn Sharon Sink • 632-5611 1755 Virginia Ave., 24112

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Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce Manufacturers Absolute Machine Enterprises Charles Harris • 632-6938 1230 New Chatham Rd., 2191 Green Hill Dr., 24112 Machines American of Martinsville Noel Chitwood • 632-2061 128 E. Church St., 24112 Furniture Manufacturers American Standard Building Systems Inc. Kathy Lawson • 638-3991 700 Commerce Ct., P.O. Box 4908, 24115-4908 Prefabricated Homes Applied Felts Inc. Walter Mattox • 656-1904 450 College Dr., 24112 Felt Liner Suppliers Barnes & Company Lewis Barnes • 632-3033 2201 Appalachian Dr., P.O. Box 127, Collinsville, 24078-0127 Industrial Cloth Bassett Furniture Industries Eddie White • 629-6393 P.O. Box 626, Bassett, 24055 Furniture Blue Ridge Packaging Corp. Stephen Dashoff • 638-1413 355 Industrial Park Dr., P.O. Box 4027, 24115-4027 Corrugated Containers Blue Ridge Solvents & Coatings Randy Bumgarner • 629-5325 P.O. Box 759, Henry, 24102 Solvents & Coatings Collinsville Machining Company Phil Bryant • 647-8332 64 Wheeler Ave., Collinsville, 24078 Specialty Machines & Parts Commonwealth Laminating & Coating Richard Hall • 666-9655 P.O. Box 4668, 24115 Window Film Commonwealth Microtechnologies Corporation Jim Gammon • 638-3500 P.O. Box 5188, 24115 Electronic/Components CPFilms Inc. Melissa Holland • 629-1711 P.O. Box 5068, 24115-5068 Process Film

Mehler Engineered Products Andreas Schulze Ising • 638-6166 175 Mehler Ln., 24112 Automotive Hoses & Belts MULTI-WALL Packaging Corp. Charlie Lawless • 666-2222 P.O. Box 4631, 24115-4631 Corrugated Containers Nationwide Custom Homes Ricky Dove • 632-7100 P.O. Box 5511, 24115-5511 Home Builders Nylstar Inc. John Overbeck • 638-2434 420 Industrial Park Dr., P.O. Box 4866, 24115-4866 Nylon Yarn Monofilament Oak Level Finishing and Repair Inc. Brad Smart • 666-2000 451 Beaver Creek Dr., 24112 Packaging Products Inc. Donald C. Boaz • 629-3481 200 Little Creek Dr., Bassett, 24055-5931 Corrugated Containers Reynolds & Easley Mfg. Co. Inc. Duke Easley • 650-2821 1800 Daniel Rd., P.O. Box 70, Axton, 24054-0070 Specialty Machines & Parts Reynolds Container Corp. Bob Hubble • 647-8451 2249 Virginia Ave., P.O. Box 1129, 24114-1129 Corrugated Containers Ridgeway Clocks Paul Hoffman • 956-3111 P.O. Box 407, Ridgeway, 24148 Clocks The RonBuilt Corporation R.A. “Skip” Ressell Jr. • 638-2090 P.O. Box 1081, 24114-1081 Sasser Signs Inc. J. Henry Sasser Sr. • (434) 792-2696 750 Craghead St., Danville, 24541 Electronic Signs Shenandoah Furniture Inc. Candace Payne • 632-0502 225 Beaver Creek Dr., 24112 Furniture Upholstery

Drake Extrusion Inc. John Parkinson • 632-0159 790 Industrial Park Dr., Ridgeway, 24148

Smart Machine Technologies Inc. Ken Brown • 632-9853 P.O. Box 4828, 24112

Dutailier Virginia Inc. Roger Jones • 638-4101 P.O. Box 4946, 24115-4946 Furniture

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. Gary Hollandsworth • 632-2176 588 Industrial Park Dr., P.O. Box 5231, 24115-5231 Corrugated Containers

EMI Imaging Adam Wright • 694-4660 636 Commerce St., Stuart, 24171 Microfilming

Southeastern Wood Products Inc. James Grogan • 632-9025 1794 Virginia Ave., Box B5, 24112 Wood Products

Fibre Container Inc. Herbert Collins Jr. • 632-7171 607 Stultz Rd., P.O. Box 5504, 24115-5504 Corrugated Containers

Southprint Inc. Butch Hamlet • 666-3000 545 Hollie Dr., 24112 Textile Screenprint

GS Industries of Bassett Inc. Terry Cundiff • 629-5317 85 Rosemont Rd., Bassett, 24055 Custom Injection Molded Plastics/Adhesives

Springs Basic Bedding Steve DeCubellis • 670-3440 460 Beaver Creek Dr., 24112 Bedding

Hooker Furniture Corporation Larry Ryder • 656-3314 440 E. Commonwealth Blvd., P.O. Box 4708, 24115-4708 Furniture

Stanley Furniture Co. Dennis Taggart • 627-2135 P.O. Box 30, Stanleytown, 24168 Furniture

Invista Precision Concepts Greg Peitz • 656-0575 1008 Dupont Rd., 24112 Manufacturing J&J Corrugated Bob Quigley • 632-6301 25 Industrial Park Rd., Ridgeway, 24148 Corrugated Containers Knauss Snack Food Company Brian Fleming • 647-3714 200 Knauss Dr., 24112 Snack Foods Martinsville Machine Works R.W. Critz • 632-6491 1106 Memorial Blvd., P.O. Box 3847, 24115-3847 Woodworking Machinery

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MasterBrand Cabinet David Jewell • 638-1443 220 Mehler Ln, 24112 Cabinets

Tri-State Foam Products Inc. Kevin Farrell • 638-3592 P.O. Box 2337, 24113 Expanded Polystyrene VF Imagewear (East) Inc. Tim Kendrick • 956-7547 Walker Road, P.O. Box 5423, 24115-5423 Apparel Virginia Mirror Co. Inc. William C. Beeler Jr. • 632-9816 300 S. Moss St., P.O. Box 5431, 24115-5431 Mirrors West Window Corporation W.E. Giesler • 638-2394 226 Industrial Park Dr., P.O. Drawer 3071, 24115-3071 Windows

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Material Handling Carolina Material Handling Travis Grace • (336) 207-8840 2209 Patterson Ct., Greensboro, NC 27407 Media BTW 21 Chad Hall • 647-9289 Virginia Avenue, Collinsville, 24078 Danville Register & Bee Carl Esposito • (434) 793-2311 P.O. Box 331, Danville, 24543 Newspapers Martinsville Bulletin Robert Haskell • 638-8801 204 Broad St., P.O. Box 3711, 24115-3711 Newspapers Martinsville Media Bill Wyatt • 632-9811 40 Franklin St., P.O. Drawer 3551, 24115-3551 Radio Roanoke Times Wendy Zomparelli • (540) 981-3226 201 W. Campbell Ave., P.O. Box 2491, Roanoke, 24010-2491 Newspapers WAKG 103.3 Radio B.R. Ashby • (434) 797-4290 710 Grove St., P.O. Box 1629, Danville, 24543 Radio WDBJ-TV Lolly Quigley P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007 WSET-TV Inc., Channel 10 Randy Smith • (434) 528-1313 2320 Langhorne Rd., P.O. Box 11588, Lynchburg, 24506 Television WZBB B-99.9 FM Radio Donny Brook • 629-7999 10899 Virginia Ave., Bassett, 24055 Radio Motorcycles/ATV Retail Cycle Connection Jerry Parker • 647-7711 3829 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, 24078 Motorcycles Jimmy’s Cycle Sales dba Piedmont Motorsports Robert Brown • 629-3999 5784 Virginia Ave., Bassett, 24055 Motorcycles/ATV Retail Thunder Road Harley-Davidson Sandi Davis • (434) 822-2453 4960 Riverside Dr., Danville, 24541 Sales & Service Music MUZAK Michelle Waschler • (540) 366-9095 7722 Garland Cir., Roanoke, 24019 Music on Hold Woodall’s Music and Sound 647-1973 2163 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, 24078 Office Supplies Bassett Office Supply John Parcell • 629-5341 2266 Fairystone Park Hwy., P.O. Box 558, Bassett, 24055-0558 Office Supplies Office Max Andrea Womack • 632-0381 Liberty Fair Mall, 240 Commonwealth Blvd., 24112 Office Supplies S&K Office Products Inc. Cindy Summit • 632-2401 219 E. Church St., P.O. Box 271, 24114-0271 Office Supplies Safeguard Business Systems Fred Searl • 774-1794 3807 Brandon Ave., P.O. Box 4410, Roanoke, 24015-4410 Business Forms Southern Office Machines Company Inc. Harvey Chaney • (434) 792-7422 523 Loyal St., Danville, 24541 Office Equipment

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Public Utilities

Abercrombie Oil Co. Inc. William Royster • 632-4131 2590 Appalachian Dr., P.O. Box 1142, 24114-1142 Oil/Fuel Distributors

Appalachian Power Ron Jefferson • (434) 522-4332 4001 Mayflower Dr., Lynchburg, 24501 Electric Service

Bassett Oil & Equipment William Craig • 629-5338 2456 Fairystone Park Hwy., Bassett, 24055 Oil/Fuel Distributors Davenport Energy Bruce Gilbert • (434) 432-0251 8720 A.L. Philpott Hwy., P.O. Box 879, Chatham, 24531 Oil/Fuel Distributors DeShazo Oil Company Inc. Julie DeShazo • 632-5485 904 Fisher Rd., P.O. Box 389, 24114 Oil/Fuel Distributors Lester-Penn Coal & Oil Co. Edwin G. Penn III • 632-6321 Bridge Street, P.O. Box 728, 24114-0728 Oil/Fuel Distributors Midway Bottled Gas Company Inc. Keith Downing • 632-9808 910 Stultz Rd., P.O. Box 387, Collinsville, 24078-0387 Bottled Gas

EMBARQ Dorothy I. Cochran • (800) 474-4142 128 E. Church St., P.O. Box 536, Wytheville, 24382 Telephones Southwestern VA Gas Co. Allan McClain • 632-5662 208 Lester St., 24112 Gas Real Estate Barnett Commercial Realty Inc. James Barnett • 656-3538 5 E. Church St., 24112 Real Estate Berry-Elliott Realtors Mary Rives • 656-1111 18 Starling Ave., 24112

Rives S. Brown, Realtor James Coleman Jr. • (540) 632-3463 P.O. Box 472, 24114-0472 Real Estate Childress & Associates Realtors Judy Childress • 647-3995 P.O. Box 3943, 24115 Real Estate City & County Properties, LLC Carl McDilda • (540) 297-3995 P.O. Box 956, Moneta, 24121 Real Estate Cockram Realty Inc. Hilda Cockram • 629-1363 167 Longview Dr., Bassett, 24055 The Counts Realty & Auction Group William Bryant • (434) 525-2991 828 Main St., 15th Floor, Lynchburg, 24504 Susan Critz, Real Estate • (540) 632-6461 812 Starling Ave., P.O. Box 3584, 24115-3584 Real Estate Crown Associates Wanda Green • 666-6969 432 S. Memorial Blvd., P.O. Box 1007, 24114-1007 Real Estate

Sheetz #308 Frances Bowers • 956-3366 6758 Greensboro Rd., Ridgeway, 24148 Filling Stations Paper Products Tarheel Paper Co. Woody Mize • 632-9353 35 Knauss Dr., 24112 Paper Distributors Pharmacies Family Discount Pharmacy Inc. Tami Turner • 627-0536 P.O. Box 477, Stanleytown, 24168 Medicine Shoppe Paresh Suthar • 666-6614 806 S. Memorial Blvd., 24112 Pharmacies Starling Pharmacy Edgar Cliborne • 632-6222 1312 S. Memorial Ave., 24112 Pharmacies Photography Steve Sheppard Photography Steve Sheppard • 638-3894 1306 Mulberry Rd., 24112 Photography Pools/Equipment Pool House Ltd. Gary W. Pedigo • 629-2074 220 N., 6215 Virginia Ave., Bassett, 24055 Pool Retailers Printers Bassett Printing Corporation Steve Janey • 629-2541 3321 Fairystone Park Hwy., P.O. Box 866, Bassett, 24055-0866 Commercial Printing Collinsville Printing Co. Inc. Jesse Bowles • 647-7065 79 Beaver Creek Dr., P.O. Box 505, Collinsville, 24078-0505 Commercial Printing Services Haverline Labels Inc. Ben Copenhaver • 647-7785 11 Printers Ln., Collinsville, 24078 Commercial Printing Piedmont Style/McDuncan Communication Lynne B. Zehnder • 634-0272 P.O. Box 5351, 24115 Magazines Sanwell Printing Inc. Annie Roberts • 638-3772 Starling Avenue, P.O. Box 2026, 24113-2026 Business Accessories/Forms Service Printing Co. & Office Supply Barry Foster • 632-7115 20 Bridge St. S., 24112 Commercial Printing

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Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce Glenn C. Edwards, SRA, Appraiser • 632-7974 P.O. Box 4309, 24115-4309 Appraising Services Freedom Homes Roger Stevens • 638-4400 4096 Greensboro Rd., 24112 Contractors Homecheck Professionals, LLC David Pulliam • (434) 793-4663 625 Piney Forest Rd., Ste. 304A, Danville, 24540 Environmental J&R Management Inc. John W. Holmes • 632-5325 P.O. Box 952, 24114-0952 Real Estate/Property Management King Properties Mervyn King • 632-3588 29A Jones St., 24112 Historical King Properties Virginia King • 638-5464 29A Jones St., 24112 Historical

Piedmont Appraisal Service Mike Keffer • 647-1975 38 Pinecrest Ct., Collinsville, 24078 Appraisers

Wellington Manor Apartments Donna Dickens • 638-4431 16 Molly Cir., 24112 Apartments

Rives S. Brown Realtors James Coleman • 632-3463 P.O. Box 472, 24115 Real Estate Brokers

Recycling

Southern Virginia Properties Elif Wilk • 666-4663 10 Bridge St. N., 24112

Restaurants

Spencer Group Real Estate & Auction Ronnie Spencer • 638-5222 22 Oak View Dr., 24112 Auctioneers/Realtors Stratford Square Apartments Donald Holsinger • 638-8903 1532 Mulberry Rd., 24112 Apartments

Cycle Systems Inc. Udell Brenner • 638-6000 1331 Virginia Ave., 24112

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar Kevin Herzog • 638-2377 281 W. Commonwealth Blvd., 24112-1842 Restaurants Chick-Fil-A Rich Ubele • 666-6740 240 Commonwealth Blvd., 24112 Restaurants Daily Grind Coffee House & Café Catherine Nelson • 632-9238 1012 Morningside Ln., 24112

Susan Critz Real Estate Susan Critz • 632-6461 P.O. Box 3584, 24115

Hurley’s Uptown Pub Basil Biggs • 632-4444 10 E. Church St., P.O. Box 71, 24114

Ralph C. Lester • 634-1218 250 Kings Way Rd., Apt. 419, 24112 Real Estate

T.R. Properties Inc. Ted Balabanis • 666-1527 25 Broad St., P.O. Box 3565, 24115-3565

Michael’s Steak & More Mike Hatchett • 647-3720 2089 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, 24078 Restaurants

Martinsville, Henry & Patrick Counties Association of Realtors Inc. Kim Mangum • 666-9005 2A E. Main St., P.O. Box 1006, 24114 Real Estate

Vaughn Real Estate Inc. Brenda Vaughn • 656-3999 U.S. 220 S., 3988 Greensboro Rd., Ridgeway, 24148 Real Estate

Martinsville Medical Buildings Inc. William Lewis • 638-2729 315 Hospital Dr., Ste. 203, 24112 Medical Buildings

Virginia’s First Choice Realty, LLC Diana Bowden • 638-8841 603 Starling Ave., 24112

Pam Joyce & Associates, Realtor Pam Joyce • 656-6110 712 Starling Ave., 24112 Real Estate

Henry C. Wall, Real Estate Henry Wall • 632-7400 P.O. Box 2067, 24113-2067 Real Estate

Najjar’s Pizza Haven Inc. Robert Miller • 647-7102 2425 Virginia Ave., P.O. Box 4506, 24115-4506 Pizza/Italian New Moon Café 634-4169 21 Starling Ave., 24112 Paesano’s Ana Marie Putini • 632-1153 730 E. Church St., 24112 Pigs R Us Tommy Houston • 632-1161 1014 Liberty St., 24112 Rania’s Restaurant Roberto Sanchez • 638-4462 147 E. Main St., 24112 Italian Restaurants

“Helping People Finance Their Dreams”

Red Birch Foods Kay Grindstaff • 670-7596 1495 Virginia Ave., 24112 Restaurants/Food Vendors Roma Café, LLC Aman Sarwary • 647-7662 2280 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, 24078 Ryan’s Ryan Stokes • 634-5335 361 E. Commonwealth Blvd., 24112

Debt Consolidation

Seachrist Food Systems Inc. dba Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers Charles Sechrist • 647-4888 3670 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, 24078 Fast Food

100% Financing Equity Lines

Subway Chip Brunner • 638-3433 P.O. Box 4421, 24115-4421 Fast Food

Purchases

Tacoma Inc./Taco Bell Will Pannill • 666-9417 328 E. Church St., 24112 Fast Food Walsh’s Chicken & More Nelson Walsh • 632-1146 600 Starling Ave., 24112-4222 Fast Food Retirement Communities King’s Grant Retirement Community William C. Garrett Jr. • 638-5464 350 Kings Way Rd., 24112-6631 Retirement Communities

First Greensboro Home Equity 708 Mt. Cross Rd., Ste. C Danville, VA 24540

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The Landmark Centers Inc. Victor Williams • 694-3050 227 Landmark Dr., P.O. Box 459, Stuart, 24171 Retirement Communities Roofing Carolina Roofing/Roof USA Allan Cornett • 634-5325 189 DuPont Rd., 24112 Industrial/Commercial Roofing

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Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce Salons Reflections Sandra Vaughn • 632-2222 730 E. Church St., 24112 Day Spas/Salons Shopping Belk Ann Hammock • 638-2471 Liberty Fair Mall, 240 Commonwealth Blvd., Ste. G2, 24112-1845 Department Stores Binding Time Bonnie Hale • 656-3800 Druid Hills Centre, 1115 Spruce St., 24112 Book Stores Dickerson Lawn & Garden Sandra Dickerson Crouse • 638-8893 625 S. Memorial Blvd., 24112 Lawn/Power Equipment Elegant Design & Consulting Ltd. Jennie Blankenship • 632-2736 327 E. Church St., 24112 Gifts/Interior Design/Event Planning J.C. Penney Co. Inc. Michael Self • 638-2401 240 Commonwealth Blvd., 24112 Department Stores

Experience Works Judy Jones • (540) 489-5231 P.O. Box 470, Boones Mill, 24065 Diverse Services GCA Staffing Randy Akers • 638-1994 26 W. Church St., 24112 Employment Kelly Services Inc. Shay Whitlow • 632-2229 133 E. Market St., Ste. 102, 24112 Management Recruiters of Martinsville Herschel Gurley • 632-2355 212 Starling Ave., 24112 Executive Recruitment Manpower Temporary Services Darlene Marshall • 632-8875 705 B Starling Ave., 24112-4223 Employment MARC Workshop Inc. David Draper • 632-1018 1005 Jordan St., P.O. Box 3749, 24115-3749 Job Training For Disabled Persons

Piedmont Staffing & Employment Solutions Faye Holland • 656-6958 106 Fayette St., 24112 Randstad Inc. Esther Martin • 632-7121 1101 Brookdale St., 24112 Employment Storage Storage Inn Kathy Smith • 632-2331 P.O. Box 4591, 24112 Tax Services Holland Accounting & Tax Services Faye Holland • 638-1040 106 Fayette St., 24112 Accounting Services Telecommunications Coulson’s Services M. Coulson • 647-7976 2545 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, 24078 Race Logging

Fred Martin Assoc./The Showroom Tim Martin • 638-2840 132 E. Church St., P.O. Box 968, 24114-0968 Furniture Retail Pieces Ashley Simpson • 692-7369 21 E. Church St., 24112 Apparel Plunder Junction Pat Swafford • 666-0781 823 N. Memorial Blvd., 24112-2418 Antique Dealers Sherwin Williams Co. Charles Cole • 632-9161 207 E. Main St., 24112 Paint Stafford’s Music, LLC Gary Lackey • 656-1555 1320-D S. Memorial Blvd., 24112 Stone & Company Bob Stone • 632-6142 219 Aaron St., P.O. Box 5144, 24115-5144 Wholesale Clothing Stone Dynamics Tim Robertson • 340-7033 P.O. Box 5266, 24115-5266 Wal-Mart Paul Testa • 634-5503 976 Commonwealth Blvd., 24112 Super Centers Spas Indulgence Day Spa Kara Carter-Hundley • 632-7722 27 E. Church St., 24112 Sports/Professional Fork Mountain Raceway 629-4541 131 Raceway Dr., Bassett, 24055 Martinsville Speedway Inc. Clay Campbell • 956-1269 1 Speedway Rd., P.O. Box 3311, 24115-3311 NASCAR Car Racing Southern Virginia Recreation Facility Authority Dennis Toney • 634-2543 3300 Kings Mountain Rd., P.O. Box 7, Collinsville, 24078 Staffing Services AmeriStaff Inc. Lori Hornsby • 632-2472 P.O. Box 5271, 24115-5271 Staffing Services Around the Clock Staffing Jamie Hamby • 632-5508 916 Brookdale Rd., Ste. 2, 24112 Debbie’s Staffing Michelle Stone • 632-0000 15 E. Church St., 24112 Divergent Search Andy Parker • 666-2650 22 E. Church St., Ste. 308, 24112 Employment

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Imperial Savings & Loan Association Simone H. Redd President/CFO

Collinsville • Martinsville • Ridgeway • Stanleytown

(276) 638-7545 • Fax: (276) 638-7379 Imperial Plaza • One East Market Street Martinsville, VA 24112 sredd@imperialsavings.net • www.imperialsavings.net

BANKING • INSURANCE • INVESTMENTS ©2006 BB&T. www.BBT.com

American Institute of CPAs Virginia Society of CPAs

Martha S. Cooper Certified Public Accountant 15 Cleveland Avenue Suite 1B Martinsville, VA 24112

(276) 632-7559 Fax: (276) 632-7756 mccpa@earthlink.net

Applied Felts Manufacturer of Cured In Place Liners Proud to be a member of the Martinsville/Henry County community.

25 Industrial Park Dr. Ridgeway, VA 24148 (276) 632-6301

450 College Drive Martinsville, Virginia 24112 (276) 656-1904 Cell: (336) 456-0026 Fax: (276) 656-1909 cmattox@appliedfelts.com

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M&W Satellite Services 956-1551 6591 Greensboro Rd., Ridgeway, 24148

Visit Our Advertisers

Nextel Partners Inc. Jeff Shumate • (540) 725-4900 5115 Bernard Dr., Ste. 200, Roanoke, 24018 Communications

American Foods Group www.americanfoodsgroup.com

Jameson Inn www.jamesoninns.com

StarTek Inc. Laura Goadby • 647-2900 2000 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, 24078 Call Centers

American National Bank www.amnb.com

King’s Grant www.kingsgrant.cc King’s Mountain Animal Clinic www.kingsmountainac.com

Transportation

American of Martinsville www.americanof martinsville.com

Blue Sky Charter Dan Baptist • 634-6807 1220 Sam Lions Trail, 24112

Applied Felts www.appliedfelts.com

U.S. Cellular Leslie Hall • 340-2766 820 Commonwealth Blvd., 24112

Caldwell Freight Lines Jimmy Joyce • 632-1190 900 VC Dr., P.O. Box 1249, 24114 Common Carriers Executive Town Car & Limousine Service Inc. Patrick Helvey • (540) 366-4644 P.O. Box 5601, Roanoke, 24012 Limo Service Hatchett Transportation Inc. Jerry Hatchett • 629-3315 247 Meadow Green Rd., P.O. Box 1618, Bassett, 24055-1618 Common Carriers

Martha S. Cooper, CPA Martinsville www.ci.martinsville.va.us

Ashbrook Audiology Barnett Commercial Realty, Inc. www.barnettproperties.com Bassett www.bassettfurniture.com

Martinsville Dupont Credit Union www.mdcu.org Martinsville Henry County EDC www.yesmartinsville.com

BB&T www.bbandt.com

Memorial Hospital www.martinsvillehospital.org

Hilldrup Moving & Storage Jim Steagall • (800) 672-5933 P.O. Box 941, Burlington, NC 27216 Moving & Storage

Berry Elliott, Inc. www.berryelliott.com

KBEL Transport, LLC Kenny Lovelace • 634-5600 P.O. Box 430, Collinsville, 24078 Transportation

Burch-Hodges-Stone, Inc. www.burch-hodges-stone.com

Nationwide Custom Homes www.nationwidecustom homes.com

Carter Bank & Trust

New College Institute www.newcollegeinstitute.org

County of Henry www.co.henry.va.us

Old Dominion University www.odu.edu

Travel Agencies

Daly Seven – Hampton Inn Holiday www.hamptoninn.com

Patrick Henry Community College www.ph.vccs.edu

Martin Travel Inc. Debbie Lewis • 632-6126 209 Starling Ave., 24112 Travel Agencies

Daniel, Medley & Kirby, P.C. www.dmklawfirm.com

Rives S. Brown Realtor www.rivessbrown.com

Occasions Limousine Service Derek Martin • 638-5466 126 Brentwood Rd., 24112 Warren Trucking Co. Richard Eanes • 956-3181 443 Old Sand Rd., Ridgeway, P.O. Box 5224, 24115-5224 Common Carriers

Travel Services Martinsville Travel Inc. Pam Foley • 632-3481 156 E. Market St., #1, 24112 Travel Agents & Planning Veterinary Services Henry County Animal Clinic Richard Price, DVM • 632-5262 101 Veteran Rd., 24112 Veterinary Hospitals Kings Mountain Animal Clinic Joseph A. May, DVM • 634-1000 5086 Kings Mountain Rd., Collinsville, 24078 Animal Clinics & Hospitals

Eye Physicians & Surgeons of Martinsville Fidelity Bank www.fidelitybancshares.com

Smith River Community Bank www.smithriverbank.com

First Federal Savings & Loan First Greensboro Home Equity Georgia Pacific Corrugated Hanesbrands, Inc.

Waste Management First Piedmont Corporation Ben Davenport Jr. • 638-2609 P.O. Box 5106, 24115 Garbage Pick-Up

Shenandoah Furniture, Inc. www.shenandoah furniture.com

Henry County Schools www.henry.k12.va.us

Southern Area Agency on Aging www.southernaaa.org Stanley Furniture Company, Inc. www.stanleyfurniture.com

Wood Products

Hooker Furniture www.hookerfurniture.com

Stratford Square Apartments www.stratfordsquare apartments.com

John Barnes, Hardwood Dimension G. Ronald Pigg • 629-2685 85 Longwood Ct., Stanleytown, P.O. Box 1616, Bassett, 24055-1616 Wholesale/Distributor of Wood Products

Imperial Savings & Loan Assoc. www.imperialsavings.net

Virginia Museum of Natural History www.vmnh.net

Institute for Advanced Learning and Research www.ialr.org

West Piedmont Business Development Center www.wpbdc.org

Best Wood Products Ed Friel • 632-2120 1220 S. Memorial Blvd., 24112 Pine Products Inc. Ronald K. Wood • 957-2222 315 Carver Rd., P.O. Box 5471, 24115-5471 Whitewood Lumber

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High-speed internet

Business Services International Consolidated Underwriters, Inc.

Mentoring

Data Management, Inc. Perkins Medical Services The Medler Group

West Piedmont Business Development Center

Piedmont Regional Feeding & Oral Motor Clinic, Inc.

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Lynn Pritchett, Certified Massage Therapist Daral, LLC

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