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October 2009

WESTERN FLYER 30 Years 1979 - 2009

MADISON | MAYODAN | STONEVILLE

112 West Murphy St., Madison, North Carolina 27025 • 336-548-6248 • Fax: 336-548-4466 • info@westernrockinghamchamber.com • www.WesternRockinghamChamber.com

WRCC EVENTS At a Glance

October 15 — Coffee hosted by United Way, held at Madison-Mayodan Recreation Center, 300 S. 2nd Avenue, Mayodan; 8:00 a.m. October 16 — Ribbon Cutting for Friends of the Library Used Bookstore, 10:00 a.m., 103 2nd Avenue, Mayodan. October 22 — WRCC Board of Directors’ Meeting, 8:30 a.m., First Citizens Bank Conference Room, 109 N. Franklin St., Madison. October 29 — Ribbon Cutting for Mayodan Event Center, 6:00 p.m., 306 W. Main Street, Mayodan. October 29 — WRCC Afterhours, immediately following the ribbon cutting at Mayodan Event Center, 306 W. Main Street, Mayodan. November 4 — Chamber Radio Program on WMYN Radio (1420 AM) 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Rebroadcast at 6:30 p.m. Guest: Hospice of Rockingham County November 19 — Coffee hosted by United Way, held at Madison-Mayodan Recreation Center, 300 S. 2nd Avenue, Mayodan; 8:00 a.m. November 19 — WRCC Board of Directors’ Meeting, following the coffee, First Citizens Bank Conference Room, 109 N. Franklin St., Madison.

From the Director…

A Jam-Packed Schedule! Welcome to your WRCC and the October issue of The Western Flyer. We have a tremendous number of things happening in and around our community so make note of the dates, times and locations below. You will not want to miss any of these great events! We just wrapped up a great festival season and congratulations to John Canny of Jade Karate-Do School of Shotokan in Mayodan, the winner of our House of Stars utility building raffle. Also, thanks to all of those who purchased raffle tickets, your support of WRCC helped make this fund-raiser a great success! New Members: It is always a great pleasure to introduce the monthly additions to our membership. These businesses understand the importance of chamber membership and they see the benefit that the chamber offers in helping their businesses grow. Please join me in welcoming… The Madison Fudge Shoppe is our newest WRCC member and downtown resident. Located four doors down from Bobs, you’ll find a variety of fabulous fudge flavors ranging from “This Ain’t No Skippy Peanut Butter” to “Go Tell Myrtle, We’ve Got Turtle” and of course, “Just a Hint of Chocolate n’ Mint” for the holidays. They also carry WoodWick candles, Vidalia

Onion Sweet Sauces, local made jewelry, pottery, Port City Java coffee and unique gift baskets to fit every gift-giving need. Stop by and say hello! You can reach them at 336-445-0038 or www. madisonfudge.com. Also, we welcome The Rockingham County Cooperative Extension. Brenda Sutton, County Extension Director and the great folks from the Cooperative Extension give our county’s residents easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, Cooperative Extension agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to Rockingham County citizens. They can answer your questions on a wide array of topics. To find out how they can help you call them at336-342-8230 or visit them on the web at http://rockingham.ces.ncsu.edu Also, a personal thanks to all current members who have renewed their memberships this past month. We appreciate your continued support. Mark Your Calendar For These Events! RIBBON CUTTING: Who: Friends of the Library Used Bookstore Date: Friday, October 16th Time: 10:00 AM Location: 103 2nd Ave., Mayodan OPEN HOUSE*: (see note below) Who: Rockingham Vision, LLC Date: Tuesday, October 20th Time: 5:00 PM Location: 112 East Murphy Street, Madison TAX PLANNING STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS: Who: Kalynn Roland of Edward Jones Investments and Barry Dodson of Barry Dodson, CPA Date: Tuesday, October 27th Time: 6:00 PM Location: Dan River Coffee and Deli RSVP:

(108 W. Murphy Street, Madison)

Cayce Cooke at 336-427-0751 by October 22

RIBBON CUTTING: Who: Mayodan Event Center Date: Thursday, October 29th Time: 6:00 PM Location: Mayodan Event Center 306 West Main Street Mayodan, North Carolina 27027 WRCC AFTERHOURS: Who: Western Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Date: Thursday, October 29th Time: Immediately following Ribbon Cutting Location: Mayodan Event Center 306 West Main Street Mayodan, North Carolina 27027

CAROLINA ‘SHINE FESTIVAL: Who: Piedmont Distillers Date: Sat, Nov 21st and Sun, Nov 22nd Time: Sat: 10:00-6:00 PM; Sun: 12:00–5:00 PM Location: Downtown Madison, NC. More Info: http://www.carolinashinefest.com/index.html *Rockingham Vision, LLC OPEN HOUSE: Rockingham Vision, LLC has purchased and is renovating several buildings in the downtown Madison area. The first two renovations are complete and we would like to invite you come and see them while enjoying WINE, CHEESE AND CHOCOLATE at an after hours social on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 5:00 PM. Our location is 112 East Murphy Street, Madison, NC. Please come, bring your neighbors and see the potential for our vintage buildings in downtown Madison! Sincerely, Barry Dodson, Managing Member, Rockingham Vision, LLC Ongoing Items: WRCC, Members Helping Others is an opportunity for our members who provide services, to assist those organizations in our community who are tall on needs but short on funds. Clubs, churches, libraries and other not-for-profit businesses are eligible. If you, or your company, is a service provider and would like to join the list of participating members, please contact the chamber office. Also, if your organization is in need of services, please let us know as well. Membership Drive Any NEW chamber member that signs up during the remainder of 2009 and pays their full membership dues will cover their 2010 dues as well. It’s basically buy twelve months, gets three months free! We felt that members who sign-up at the end of the year may not fully receive the benefits of membership in WRCC. This way they have a full 12+ months to grow their business! It’s a great time to become a new WRCC member so make sure you refer us to your business associates who are not currently members! Coffee Reminder: Be sure to join us for our next WRCC Coffee event; 8:00 AM on Thursday October 15th, at The Madison -Mayodan Recreation Center, sponsored by the United Way of Rockingham County. We continue to have great turnouts at our coffees and I encourage you each to invite two guests; a chamber member who doesn’t regularly attend and a non-member to this and all of our WRCC events. Let us know how we can help your business grow! Warmest regards, Gary Corns, Executive Director

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cepted of gently used books during hours or at any local library in Western Rockingham County. The Friends of the Library of Western Rockingham County supports the Madison, Mayodan, and Stoneville Libraries. Through book sales, donations, and membership fees, the Friends help support many programs and activities such as: Summer Reading Programs, Rockingham Reads, Author Night, and purchases of books, magazines, shelving, and book carts. They also support the new merged Library Branch. Yearly memberships of The Friends of the Library of Western Rockingham County begin at $10 and membership forms can be picked up at the bookstore. New members are always welcome! Some advantages of being a member include shopping 50% off at the bookstore in July and Dec., receiving the newsletter twice a year, one free book with purchase once during the year, and supporting local libraries. The Friends of the Library of Western Rockingham County would like to invite everyone to the ribbon cutting at The Friends of the Library Used Bookstore, October 16th at 10:00 a.m. If you haven’t visited the bookstore, this would be a great opportunity to see what is available.

Board of Directors President Carol Mills (2007-2009) Always & Forever Florist, 336-427-6086 President Elect/VP Education Development Debbie Claybrook (2008-2010) Stoneville Elementary School, 336-573-4000 Past President Burton Matherly (2006-2008) Rockingham Office Machine & Supply, 336-623-2965 VP Community & Communications Development Flavel Collins (2007-2009) Hospice of Rockingham County, 336-427-9022 VP Economic Development Chief Perry Webster (2007-2009) Madison Police Department VP Membership Development Pam Boerema (2007-2009) State Employee’s Credit Union, 336-548-7410 VP Organizational Development Ron Wise (2008-2010) Bridgestone Aircraft Tire USA, 336-548-8110 Bryan Wyatt (2007-2009) The Drug Store, 336-573-2200 Kim Haley (2008-2010) Autumn Creek Vineyards, 336-548-WINE

Board of Directors Meetings

Chris Meeks (2008-2010) Duke Energy, 336-427-1360 Danny F. Smith, Sr. (2008-2010) Flynn Furniture and Carpet, 336-548-2305

October 22, 2009 November 19, 2009 December 17, 2009

Terry Hames (2009-2011) Ray Funeral Home, 336-548-9606 Oralia Johnson (2009-2011) Remington Arms Company, Inc., 336-548-8508

Board of Director meetings are held at First Citizens Bank Conference Room, 109 N. Franklin Street, Madison, at 8:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Hall Roberts (2009-2011) NewBridge Bank, 336-548-1161

Radio Programs

Sandy Smith (2009-2011) SANS Technical Fibers, LLC, 336-573-9806 Jean Ann Wood (2009-2011) Individual, 336-589-1660

November 4 — Hospice of Rockingham County December 2 — Mayodan Moravian Church

Executive Staff

Coffees October 15 — United Way November 19 — Hospice of Rockingham County December — American Red Cross

Gary Corns Executive Director, 336-548-6248 Becky Scotton Secretary/Treasurer, 336-548-6055

Window Displays

Debra DeLancey Newsletter Editor, 336-427-4882 Fax: 336-427-4766

October — United Way November — Hospice of Rockingham County December — WRCC

WRCC: 336-548-6248; Fax: 336-548-4466 Newsletter Subscription Rate: $24ºº a year

Area Events

Business Spotlight: Friends of the Library Used Bookstore The Friends of the Library Used Bookstore is located at 103 2nd Ave., Mayodan. The Friends of the Library of Western Rockingham County originally opened the bookstore in October of 2006 and doubled their space by moving to their current location in spring of 2009. The used Bookstore has replaced the annual book sale the Friends of the Library held each spring. The bookstore is open every Friday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. As a non-profit and all of the proceeds benefit the Madison, Mayodan, and Stoneville Libraries. One of the only used bookstores in Rockingham County, there are over 7,000 books and many categories including Fiction, Nonfiction, Self-Help, Religion and Spiritual, History, Biography, Resource, Cookbooks, Sports, Classics, Audio books, Movies and much more. There is a separate Children’s room including Instructional material for parents and teachers. Prices range between .25 and $2.00. All books are donated and tax deductable donations are ac-

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - The Annie Penn Mammography Department will be open on Wednesdays until 6:00 pm. Special breast cancer awareness items will be given to patients throughout the month of October. Each patient who has a mammogram in October will also be registered to win prizes. Please call 336-951-4555 to schedule an appointment. October 12 — Mayodan Town Council Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers. (Council meets the second Monday of the month) www. townofmayodan.com October 12 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, Governmental Center, 371 NC Highway 65, Commissioners Chambers, 2nd Floor, Wentworth; 6:30 p.m. (Public Hearings – second Monday only at 7:00 p.m.) www.co.rockingham. nc.us. October 12 — Rockingham County Board of Education Meeting, Central Office, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; 6:00 p.m.; www.rock.k12.nc.us October 12 — Rockingham County Alzheimer’s Support Group – The Penn Nursing Center’s Alzheimer’s Support Group monthly meeting, 1:00-2:30 p.m., in the South Day Room of the Penn Nursing Center. Light refreshments will be served. The group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. For more information, call 336-951-6034. October 14 — Blood Drive – sponsored by the American

Red Cross, from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m., in the Womankind Center on Annie Penn hospital’s fourth floor. To register, please call Elaine Hicks at 336-951-4682, or Karen Moorefield at 336-951-4678. Pre-registration is required. October 17 — All You Can Eat Spaghetti Supper - Church Fundraiser, (includes salad, garlic bread, drink, and dessert), dine in or carry out, Eden United Methodist Church, 844 Eden Church Road (off Ellisboro Road), Madison; 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.; Adults $7ºº, Children 12 and under $5ºº; spaghetti sauce $3.50 per quart. You may pre-order by calling 336-548-9333. October 18 — Community Day at Madison United Methodist Church, 110 W. Academy Street, Madison; 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., free food, fun, games, music, inflatables, Baptist the Preacher, Horse and Buggy rides, etc. For more info call 336-548-6658 or madisonumc110@embarqmail.com. October 20 — H1N1 Question & Answer Session – Drs. Christine Metz and Cornelius Ferreira will hold a session for parents and interested community members on the current H1N1 flu pandemic. The session will be held in the Woodmont United Methodist Church Library at 6:30 p.m. To register for the session, please call Fran Daniel at Woodmont Child Development Center at 336-342-5597. October 20 — Rockingham Visions Open House, 5:00 p.m., 112 E. Murphy Street, Madison. October 26 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, Governmental Center, 371 NC Highway 65, Commissioners Chambers, 2nd Floor, Wentworth; 3:30 p.m. (Public Hearings – second Monday only at 7:00 p.m.) www.co.rockingham.nc.us. October 26 – Grief Support Workshop, 7:00 p.m. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one or any other loss, please join us. Mayodan United Methodist Church, 501 W. Main St. Mayodan; 336-548-9508. October 26 — Cervical Cancer Screening - Annie Penn Hospital will hold a free cervical cancer screening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Annie Penn Cancer Center. Please call Health Connect at 336-832-8000 to register. October 27 — Financial Solutions for Business Owners: various banking, retirement plan and insurance options, valuable strategies that can help you create value outside your business, and strategies for building, creating value for and protecting your business. You and a guest are invited to attend this FREE educational seminar hosted by Kalynn Roland of Edward Jones Investments and Barry Dodson of Barry Dodson CPA. Seminar includes a free dinner and presentation. You shouldn’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to learn valuable financial strategies and tools to help you run your business more effectively! Location: Dan River Coffee and Deli, 108 W. Murphy St., Madison; 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited, RSVP to Cayce Cooke at Edward Jones at 336-427-0751 by October 22nd; www.edwardjones.com. October 28 — Rockingham County Board of Education Work Session Meeting, Central Office, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; 6:00 p.m.; www.rock.k12.nc.us. October 28 & 29 — Annie Penn Hospital Auxiliary Jewelry & Gift Sale to raise funds for hospital projects. The sale will be held in the hospital’s cafeteria. Wednesday’s hours are 10:00 am - 6:00 p.m. Thursday’s hours are 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The sale will feature sterling silver jewelry, purses, watches, and other gift items. Cash, checks, credit cards, and Quick Charge payroll deduction will be accepted. The sale is open to the public. October 31 — 3rd Annual Devona Sands Memorial Golf Tournament, Ponderosa Golf Club, Stoneville; shotgun start, Captains Choice at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Sponsorships available, cash prizes, barbeque; for more info contact Johnny Bowman at 336-427-4916, bes@nuvox.net or Ponderosa at 336-573-9025. October 31 — Trunk-R-Treat, 5:00 p.m. until. Fun, games, prizes and candy for the kids. FREE! Mayodan United Methodist Church, 501 W. Main St. Mayodan; 336-548-9508 for more information. November 7 — Champions for Children Parent and Child Golf Tournament, Wolf Creek Golf Course, 722 Wolf Island Road, Reidsville; 2:00 p.m. checkin, 2:30 p.m. Shotgun start. Parents, grandparents or other adults may play with children. Entry fee includes green and cart fees, light dinner and door prizes. For more info contact Rockingham County Partnership for Children at 336-342-9676; www. rockinghamkids.org. November 7 — Xperience Youth Rally, Patrick County, Va., at Patrick County High School at 6:00 p.m. The message is being delivered by Jason Kerr. Entertainment includes the Contemporary Christian group Echoing Angels, the PCHS Praise & Worship Team and Face to Face. Free admission, free entertainment and free food! November 2 — Stoneville Town Council Meeting (council meets the first Tuesday of the month.) www.town.stoneville.nc.us. November 9 — Mayodan Town Council Regular Meet-

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ing, 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers. (Council meets the second Monday of the month) www. townofmayodan.com. November 9 — Rockingham County Board of Education Meeting, Central Office, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; 6:00 p.m.; www.rock.k12.nc.us November 9 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, Governmental Center, 371 NC Highway 65, Commissioners Chambers, 2nd Floor, Wentworth; 6:30 p.m. (Public Hearings – second Monday only at 7:00 p.m.) www.co.rockingham.nc.us. November 12 — Madison Town Aldermen Meeting, 7:00 p.m., held the second Thursday of the month, (agenda meeting held the Tuesday before regular meeting) www.townofmadison.org. November 21 & 22 — Carolina ‘Shine Festival, Downtown Madison, Sat 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sun 12:00 – 5:00 p.m., sponsored by Piedmont Distillers. For more info www.carolinashinefest.com. November 23 — Rockingham County Board of Education Work Session Meeting, Central Office, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; 6:00 p.m.; www.rock.k12.nc.us November 23 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, Governmental Center, 371 NC Highway 65, Commissioners Chambers, 2nd Floor, Wentworth; 3:30 p.m. (Public Hearings – second Monday only at 7:00 p.m.) www.co.rockingham.nc.us. December 6 — Mayodan welcomes Santa for Christmas tree lighting and caroling - Merry Christmas from the Mayodan Preservation League! Ring in the holiday season with the annual old-fashioned Christmas tree lighting and caroling at 6:00 p.m. on the square in downtown Mayodan. Special guest will be none other than Santa himself to take note of special orders from your wish list. For more information call 336-548-2241. December 12 — Madison-Mayodan Jaycees 29th Annual Christmas Parade, 1:00 p.m. (rain or shine); all entries must turn in a signed application by 5:00 p.m. December 4th. For more information contact Crockett Saunders at 336-949-4510 or Roberto de la Cruz at 336-552-6225. American Red Cross Blood Drive — For schedule or more information see the website at www.redcrossnet.org; 336-349-3434. Annie Penn’s Chapel Services - A brief, weekly worship service is held in the Annie Penn Chapel near the 2B elevators each Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. The ten-minute service is led by Annie Penn Chaplain, Patricia Wright. All staff, patients, and visitors are invited to attend. The service is non-denominational. Childbirth Classes – 7 to 9 pm on Tuesdays in the Annie Penn Womankind Center on the hospital’s fourth floor. Learn skills parents’ need for a more informed and rewarding labor and childbirth. Also included is parenting information on topics such as first aid, infant safety, infant care & feeding, and healthy family relationships. A tour of Women’s Hospital’s Maternity Care Center will also be featured. The cost of the 5-class series is $45.00. For Class dates and registration, please call 336-832-6682, 336-832-8000, or register online at www.mosescone. com. Be sure to indicate that the class location is Annie Penn Hospital. Community Accents — weekdays live at 8:30 a.m. and rebroadcast at 6:30 p.m. Public Affairs Program on the air since 1985. Sponsored by Home Savings Bank. www.wloewmyn.com Community and Workforce Education Courses available at Rockingham Community College – for more information call 342-4261, ext 2140 or check out the website at www.rockinghamcc.edu. Group Diabetes Classes – Annie Penn Hospital offers FREE Diabetes Group Classes twice a week to Rockingham County residents. Walk-ins are welcome. All classes will be held in Dining Room C in the Annie Penn Cafeteria on the ground floor of the hospital. The morning classes will be held each Tuesday from 10:00 -11:00 a.m. The afternoon classes will be held Thursday afternoons from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. For more information, please call 336-951-4673. House Calls — Call in Radio Show, 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday, 1490 WLOE AM • 1420 WMYN AM, originating from Morehead Hospital it is hosted by Kerry Faunce, Morehead Hospital Marketing Director and Torrey Goard, Community Health Educator. Rebroadcast at 6:00 p.m. Let’s Talk — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, live at 11:30 a.m. and rebroadcast at 6:00 p.m., 1490 WLOE AM • 1420 WMYN AM. Listener calls, Trading Post/ Swap Shop, community conversation, information features, local and national guests. www.wloewmyn.com 9:00 Information Hour, 1490 WLOE AM • 1420 WMYN AM, weekday mornings, Annette and Mike Moore, local news, obituaries, Birthday Club, Wedding/Anniversary Time, Community Calendar and other information features. www.wloewmyn.com Rockingham County Theatre Guild — For current pro-

duction information, auditions, etc. see the website at www.tgrc-nc.com. Support Groups & Classes are offered by Annie Penn Hospital (www.mosescone.com) and Morehead Memorial Hospital (www.morehead.org) each month. Please check their websites for details. Talking Murals — A 30-minute presentation of three large paintings, brilliantly colorful, professionally narrated, and enhanced by a computerized lighting and sound system; at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, Hwy 220 South, Madison, free admission, open Mon-Sat 10-5, Sunday 1-5, closed on holidays. Total Joint Education Class – These classes meet from 7:00-8:00 pm, the 2nd Thursday of each month, in Annie Penn Hospital’s Physical Therapy Area on the hospital’s first floor. Physical therapists, nurses, and care management professionals provide information and demonstrations to patients who are considering, or scheduling total knee or total hip replacements. For more information, call 336-951-4357.

Rockingham County Volunteer Center Rockingham County Cooperative Extension Director Brenda Sutton is pleased to announce that a local office of N.C. Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service is being established at the Cooperative Extension offices in the Ag Building (Old Wentworth School). The Rockingham County Volunteer Center will help match volunteers with agency needs. The Cooperative Extension Volunteers will coordinate the effort. An application is available for potential volunteers to indicate their skills, interests, and time availability. Likewise, agencies needing volunteers (both for special events and to help fill on-going needs) can submit request applications. Hazel Puckett is the Volunteer Coordinator, and she will be assisted by other Cooperative Extension volunteers to assess applicants and make referrals. The Rockingham County Volunteer Center seeks to maximize volunteer efforts and provide both opportunities for volunteers and fill organizational needs. For more information contact Brenda Sutton at (336) 342.8230 or Brenda_sutton@ncsu.edu; http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/rockingham.

Rockingham County Radio Airing North Carolina Travel Reports Susan Dosier and Meghan Musgrave of LKM (www.LKMideas.com) are now providing monthly North Carolina Travel Updates on WLOE, Eden and WMYN, Mayodan (www.RockinghamCountyRadio.com), on behalf of the North Carolina Division of Travel and Tourism. All segments, airing the last week in the month on “Let’s Talk” with Mike Moore, highlight travel offers, specials and trip ideas, and include listener giveaways. Upcoming features are on October 30, November 25 and December 29. Dosier and Musgrave, with a combined 25 years of public relations and media experience, have worked with the North Carolina Division of Tourism for over eight years. LKM has served the Division of Tourism for 18 years. WLOE/WMYN are the only full service radio stations in Rockingham County, airing local and national news/talk/information shows Monday-Friday and regional Christian programs Saturday-Sunday. All local programming, including “Let’s Talk” is streamed live online. For more information about North Carolina travel deals, go to www.VisitNC.com/offers. Order the North Carolina Travel Guide, download itineraries, sign up for e-newsletters and search extensive lodging, rental, restaurant, attraction and event listings at www.VisitNC.com, or call 1.800.VISITNC (1.800.847.4862). Get the latest travel news on Facebook and Twitter.

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Members of Distincton PLATINUM SealMaster 703 W. Decatur Street P.O. Box 826, Madison, NC 27025 Bob Krebs 336-548-3250 www.sealmaster.com

GOLD Embarq 320 First Avenue NW, Hickory, NC 28601 Patricia Elmore 888-999-7756 www.embarq.com Edward Jones Investments 111 West Academy Street/P.O. Box 892 Madison, NC 27025 Cathy Smith, Investment Representative 336-427-3671 Ray Funeral Home 119 N. Market Street, Madison, NC 27025 Terry Hames 336-548-9606 Rockingham Office Machines & Supply 414 W. Kings Highway, Eden, NC 27288 Burton Matherly 336-623-2965 Wright Printing Service 1510 W. Academy Street/P.O. Box 483 Madison, NC 27025 Daniel & Carol Wright 336-427-4768

SILVER Best Western Hotel, Greensboro Airport 7800 National Service Rd, Greensboro, NC 27409 336-454-0333 Boone-Reynolds Funeral Service 7671 NC 770/P.O. Box 184 Eden, NC 27288 336-623-3141 Bridgestone Aircraft Tire (USA), Inc. 802 S. Ayersville Rd., Mayodan, NC 27027 Ron Wise 336-548-8110

BRONZE Barry Z. Dodson, CPA 201 South Market Street, Madison, NC 27025 Barry Dodson 336-548-2625 Garland Rakestraw P.O. Box 13, Stoneville, NC 27048 336-573-9269 Rakestraw Properties Building and Real Estate Services P.O. Box 1, Stoneville, NC 27048 336-552-6402 www.charlesrakestraw.com Thank you for your participation in this program! Contact the Chamber Office for information on how you can become a Member of Distinction.

“Let’s Talk” airs live Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m., locally on 1420 WMYN, 1490 WLOE, and worldwide at www.RockinghamCountyRadio.com.

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ties, ·Discover valuable websites, ·Find out how to let government agencies know about your products and services, and ·Learn how to connect your business with other prime contractors. Cost is free and held on Tuesday November 3rd from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. Contact the Rockingham County Business and Technology Center to register at 336-342-7853.

How to Win Federal Contracts WASHINGTON ─ The U.S. Small Business Administration today launched a new online training course to help strengthen access to contracting opportunities for small businesses, including those owned by women, minorities, disadvantaged individuals and veterans. The training course, “Recovery Act Opportunities: How to Win Federal Contracts,” is part of a federal government-wide initiative announced last month by President Obama and being led by SBA and the Department of Commerce. As part of the outreach to small businesses, the comprehensive online course uses both audio and script to provide information about the federal marketplace, contract rules and, most importantly, how to sell to the government and where to find contract and Recovery Act opportunities. The new training portal is a free online training course designed to assist entrepreneurs during this period of economic recovery. This selfpaced, instructional guide provides an overview of the federal procurement process. The Recovery Act Opportunities course is available on SBA’s Web site at www.sba.gov or directly at www.sba.gov/fedcontractingtraining. The course is indexed by subject matter to allow ease of use, and it includes multiple direct links to additional contracting resources. The Recovery Act Opportunities course includes direct links that highlight the best contracting resources and engages small business owners in the contracting process. The course also includes practical and funWho: damental steps to engage Date: business owners in the federal contracting arena. Time: It is one of more than 24 online tutorials offered by Location: the SBA, and is available 24/7. For more information please visit www.sba. gov.

for the NOV. EDITION of the WESTERN FLYER

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DEADLINE FOR INSERTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS October 26, 2009

Email announcements to: ddelancey@westernrockinghamchamber.com

October 30, 2009

Inserts included in the mailed edition… EDEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Spaghetti Supper, Oct. 17, 844 Eden Church Rd, Madison, 336-548-9333 MADISON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Community Day, Oct 18, 110 W. Academy St, Madison, 336-548-6658 EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS Financial Solutions for Business Owners, Oct 27, 336-427-0751 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MAYODAN Devona Sands Memorial Golf Tournament, Oct 31, 336-427-4916 ROCKINGHAM COUNTY PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN Champions for Children Parent & Child Golf Tournament, Nov 7, 336-342-9676 FUZZY’S Holiday Catering, 336-427-0214 or 427-4130 MADISON-MAYODAN JAYCEES 29th Annual Christmas Parade, 336-949-4510 or 552-6225

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