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112 West Murphy St., Madison, North Carolina 27025 • 336-548-6248 • Fax: 336-548-4466 • •

31 Years 1979 - 2010


April 15 — Coffee hosted by Debbie’s Computer, held at Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department, 300 S. Second Ave, Mayodan; 8:00 a.m. April 22 — WRCC Board of Directors’ Meeting, 8:30 a.m., First Citizens Bank Conference Room, 109 N. Franklin St., Madison. May 5 — Chamber Radio Program on WMYN Radio (1420 AM) 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Rebroadcast at 6:30 p.m. Guest: Seaside Massage May 20 — Coffee hosted by Greensboro News & Record, Location: TBA, Madison; 8:00 a.m. May 27 — WRCC Board of Directors’ Meeting, 8:30 a.m., First Citizens Bank Conference Room, 109 N. Franklin St., Madison. May 31 — WRCC Closed in observance of Memorial Day June 2 — Chamber Radio Program on WMYN Radio (1420 AM) 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Rebroadcast at 6:30 p.m. Guest: Madison Fudge Shoppe June 17 — Coffee hosted by Madison Fudge Shoppe, 114 S. Market Street, Madison; 8:00 a.m. June 24 — WRCC Board of Directors’ Meeting, 8:30 a.m., First Citizens Bank Conference Room, 109 N. Franklin St., Madison.

WRCC Annual Award Banquet WRCC Annual Awards Banquet was held March 23, 2010 at Deep Springs Country Club, Stoneville and catered by Debbie’s Catering. Dr. Rodney Shotwell, Superintendent of Schools, Rockingham County delivered the keynote presentation. Patricia H. Elmore, Manager of Market Development, spoke on behalf of Platinum Member of Distinction Centurylink. Video of the event can be seen at Photos courtesy of Roy Sawyer of

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Board of Directors President/VP Education Development Debbie Claybrook (2008-2010) Stoneville Elementary School, 336-573-4000 President Elect Sandy Smith (2009-2011) SANS Technical Fibers, LLC, 336-573-980 Past President Carol Mills (2007-2009) Always & Forever Florist, 336-427-6086 VP Community & Communications Development Flavel Collins (2007-2010) Hospice of Rockingham County, 336-427-9022 VP Economic Development Chief Perry Webster (2007-2010) Madison Police Department VP Membership Development Pam Boerema (2007-2010) State Employee’s Credit Union, 336-548-7410 VP Organizational Development Ron Wise (2008-2010) Bridgestone Aircraft Tire USA, 336-548-8110 Scott Stanley (2008-2010) Autumn Creek Vineyards, 336-548-9463 Chris Meeks (2008-2010) Duke Energy, 336-427-1360 Danny F. Smith, Sr. (2008-2010) Flynn Furniture and Carpet, 336-548-2305 Terry Hames (2009-2011) Ray Funeral Home, 336-548-9606 Oralia Johnson (2009-2011) Remington Arms Company, Inc., 336-548-8508 Hall Roberts (2009-2011) NewBridge Bank, 336-548-1161 Roseann Staaf (2009-2011) Allen Tate Realtors, 336-485-1135 Kevin Berger (2009-2011) Berger Law Firm, 336-427-0003 Robyn Neal (2010-2012) Deep Springs Country Club, 336-427-4654 Art Gwaltney, (2910-2012) StaffMasters, 336-427-9041 Amy Martin, (2010-2012) Debbie’s Restaurant & Catering, 336-573-3546

Executive Staff Gary Corns Executive Director, 336-548-6248 Becky Scotton Secretary/Treasurer, 336-548-6055 Debra DeLancey Newsletter Editor, 336-427-4882 Fax: 336-427-4766 WRCC: 336-548-6248; Fax: 336-548-4466 Newsletter Subscription Rate: $24ºº a year

From the Director… New Services to Help Your Business! Another New Service: We are always looking at new services to provide our members and the community we serve. I’m excited to say, we are now accepting Duke Energy payments at the chamber office. This is in addition to the NCDMV tag and license services that we currently offer. Please stop by and take advantage of this new and convenient service. The normal chamber office hours are Monday through Friday from 9am until 5pm. We will be offering even more services in the coming months so be on the lookout for news and updates! Annual Dinner: Just a quick ‘thank-you’ to all those who attended our WRCC Annual Awards Dinner. We had 118 guests attend the event at Deep Springs Country Club who enjoyed a delightful menu provided by Debbie’s Catering. The keynote speaker for the evening was Dr. Rodney Shotwell, Superintendent of Schools for Rockingham County. It was a fun and informative evening. Congratulations to the following award winners. 2009 Small Business of the Year: Stoneville – Debbie’s Restaurant & Catering Mayodan – All About Floors Madison – The Camera Angle 2009 Corporate Business of the Year McMichael Mills 2009 Citizen of the Year Danny F. Smith, Sr. New Members: It is always exciting to introduce additions to our membership. Join me in welcoming our newest WRCC member… CSI is an innovative, full-service domestic apparel embellishment company located here in Madison, North Carolina. With years of experience in the screen-printing industry, CSI has the expertise to ensure that each and every job produced is of the highest quality. Their 20,000 sq. ft. production facility, 24,000 sq. ft. fulfillment facility and state-of-the-art equipment allows them to meet and exceed their customer’s standards for quality and accuracy with ontime delivery to any location in the world. By building a lasting relationship on trust through excellent customer service, their clients can feel free to grow and innovate to meet the ever-changing needs of the apparel industry. You can contact them at 2216 Hwy. 311, Madison, NC 27025, online at or by phone at 1.336.427.0265. Also, we thank all of our current WRCC members who have renewed their memberships. We appreciate your continued membership. As a non-profit, our future depends upon your support of WRCC! Upcoming Events: Plans are underway for “Rockingham County’s Largest Yard Sale Ever… Really!” This will be a spring fund-raising

event for WRCC and a great opportunity for everyone to generate some ‘extra’ spending cash… just in time for summer vacations! Be on the lookout for additional information coming soon. Coffee Reminder: Be sure to join us for our next WRCC Coffee event on Thursday, April 15th at 8AM. Sponsored by Debbie’s Computer Service and hosted by Madison-Mayodan Recreation Center. I encourage us all to invite two guests to our WRCC events. A fellow chamber member who doesn’t regularly attend and a non-member who you would like to see join! Let us know how we can help your business grow! Warmest regards, Gary Corns, Executive Director Western Rockingham Chamber of Commerce – WRCC

Window Displays

May — Seaside Massage June — Madison Fudge Shoppe July — Western Rockingham Civitans August — Dream Interiors September — Wright Printing October — United Way November — Hospice of RC December — WRCC

Radio Programs May 5 — Seaside Massage June 2 — Madison Fudge Shoppe July 7 — Hospice of RC August 4 — Hospice & Palliative Care September 1 — Mayodan Preservation Society October 6 — United Way November 3 — News & Record December 1 — Mayodan Moravian Church

Coffees May 20 — Greensboro News & Record June 17 — Madison Fudge Shoppe July 15 — Flynn Furniture August 19 — North Pointe September 16 — Open October 21 — United Way November 18 — Dan River Coffee House December 16 — Ray Funeral Home

Board of Directors’ Meetings April 22, 2010 May 27, 2010 June 24, 2010 July 22, 2010 August 26, 2010 September 23, 2010 October 28, 2010 November 18, 2010 December 16, 2010 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.

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Area Events April 22 — Earth Day April 24 — Youth Group Car Wash, 9:00 – 2:00 p.m., Madison United Methodist Church. April 26 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, 3:30 p.m., Governmental Center, Commissioners’ Chambers 2nd Floor, 371 NC Hwy 65, Wentworth; April 26 — Rockingham County Board of Education Work Session Meeting, 6:00 p.m., RCS Central Office, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; April 28 — Secretary’s Day May 4 — Stoneville Town Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.; May 5 — Cinco de Mayo May 9 — Mother’s Day May 10 — Rockingham County Board of Education Meeting, 6:00 p.m., RCS Central Office, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; May 10 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Governmental Center, Commissioners’ Chambers 2nd Floor, 371 NC Hwy 65, Wentworth; www. May 10 — Mayodan Town Council Meeting, council chambers, 7:00 p.m.; May 13 — Madison Town Aldermen Meeting, 7:00 p.m.; May 15 — Armed Forces Day May 15 — Carson Hazlip, Jr. Golf Tournament, Ponderosa Golf Club, Stoneville; proceeds to benefit the Carson Hazlip, Jr. Memorial Fund. For more information call Janie Moore, 336.427.0579; Mark Casey, 336.847.2245; Micky & Janet Silvers, 336.548.2990, 336.280.5118; or Lester Stanley, 336.573.9025. May 24 — Rockingham County Board of Education Work Session Meeting, 6:00 p.m., RCS Central Office, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; May 24 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, 3:30 p.m., Governmental Center, Commissioners’ Chambers 2nd Floor, 371 NC Hwy 65, Wentworth; www. May 31 — Memorial Day American Red Cross Blood Drive — For schedule or more information see the website at; 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 5class series is $45.00. For Class dates and registration, please call 336-832-6682, 336-832-8000, or register online at www. 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. Community and Workforce Education Courses available at Rockingham Community College – for more information call 3424261, ext 2140 or check out the website at Group Diabetes Classes – Annie Penn Hospital offers FREE Diabetes Group Classes twice a week to Rockingham County residents. Walk-ins are welcome. Classes will be held in Dining Room C in the 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 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. 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.

* Shop Local for Products and Services *

Members of Distincton PLATINUM CenturyLink 320 First Avenue NW, Hickory, NC 28601 Patricia Elmore 888-999-7756 SealMaster 703 W. Decatur Street P.O. Box 826, Madison, NC 27025 Bob Krebs 336-548-3250

GOLD Edward Jones 111 West Academy Street/P.O. Box 892 Madison, NC 27025 Cathy Smith, Financial Advisor 336-427-3671 News & Record 203 E. Harris Place Eden, NC 27288 Karl Miller 336-627-1781 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 WMYN/WLOE Radio P.O. Box 279 Mayodan, NC 27027 Mike & Annette Moore 336-427-9696 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 Thank you for your participation in this program! Contact the Chamber Office for information on how you can become a Member of Distinction.

May 9, 2010 Happy Mother’s Day

* Get Involved, Support Your Fellow Chamber Members* Rockingham County Theatre Guild — For current production information, auditions, etc. see the website at

Rockingham County ‘s Worthless Check Program

Support Groups & Classes are offered by Annie Penn Hospital ( and Morehead Memorial Hospital (www. each month. Please check their websites for details.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all the merchants of Rockingham County that participated in the Worthless Check Program in 2009. Our program is very valuable to our merchants. Without the Worthless Check Program, merchants would spend a great deal of time and money trying to retrieve their loss from the worthless checks they receive.

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.

For the merchants that are not familiar with our program, we would be glad to help you. This program is extremely simple to utilize. When your bank returns a worthless check, you send the check writer a certified letter. Our office provides you with the letter. All you have to do is fill in the blanks and send it to the check writer by certified mail. If the check writer does not respond to you within fifteen (15) days after you mail your letter then you send the check and the receipt for the certified mailing to our office and we take it from there. Except for the money for the certified mailing, this procedure is completely FREE to you.

NEWSLETTER INSERTS For the Western Flyer are limited to 7 and are on a first come, first served basis (Additional inserts will be held for the next available issue).

Please drop your inserts by the chamber office by:

Merchants in our program can collect on checks that have been written within the last twenty-one (21) months. And, it does not matter how small or how large the amount. If you have received a check that is over $2,000.00 this is considered a felony. However, you can still utilize our program to collect your money. The entire program is designed to take the stress off of our merchants. Your time is valuable to you. If you are trying to track down an individual that owes you money this is a loss of time for you and usually an extra expense. We are here to help and would like to hear from you. For further information about our program or any questions you might have please call me at (336) 342-8774 or my assistant, Ann Bradsher, at (336) 342-8773.

April 29, 2010 (Quantity 400)

Gail Y. Willis, Coordinator Worthless Check Program

Inserts included in the mailed edition…

FUZZY’S Check out new one of a kind menu items! 336.427.4130 THE NEW MADISON-MAYODAN LIBRARY Build a Library, Build a Life To make a donation Library Gift Fund, 527 Boone Road, Eden, NC 27288 MADISON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Youth Group Car Wash, April 24, 2010, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Support the youth by giving a donation! ROBERTSON AIR SERVICES, INC. Residential & Commercial, Cooling, Heating, Refrigeration, 336.573.3747 WESTERN ROCKINGHAM CIVITANS Carson Hazlip,Jr. Golf Tournament, May 15, 2010 Ponderosa Golf Club, Stoneville For more info call 336.427.0579, 336.847-2245 336.548.2990, or 336.573.9025

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