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Merry Christmas - December 25, 2010
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31 Years 1979 - 2010
Merry Christmas from our House to Yours
At a Glance
December 24 & 27 — WRCC Closed for the Christmas Holiday
December 31 — WRCC Closed in observance of New Year’s Day January 5, 2011 — Chamber Radio Program on WMYN Radio (1420 AM) 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Rebroadcast at 6:30 p.m. Guest: Open Date January 17, 2011 — WRCC Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday January 20, 2011 — Coffee hosted by First Citizens Bank, 109 N. Franklin St., Madison; 8:00 a.m. January 27, 2011 — WRCC Board of Directors’ Meeting, First Citizens Bank Conference Room, 109 N. Franklin St., Madison, 8:30 a.m. February 2, 2011 — Chamber Radio Program on WMYN Radio (1420 AM) 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Guest: Open Date February 17, 2011 — Coffee hosted by Stoneville Elementary School, 203 Stone Street, Stoneville; 8:00 a.m. February 24, 2011 — WRCC Board of Directors’ Meeting, First Citizens Bank Conference Room, 109 N. Franklin St., Madison, 8:30 a.m. March 2, 2011 — Chamber Radio Program on WMYN Radio (1420 AM) 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. Guest: American Cancer Society March 17, 2011 — Coffee hosted by American Cancer Society, location TBA; 8:00 a.m. March 24, 2011 — WRCC Board of Directors’ Meeting, First Citizens Bank Conference Room, 109 N. Franklin St., Madison, 8:30 a.m.
Well it’s that time of year. The hustle and bustle of running here and there, shopping, eating, gift giving and travel. It’s so easy to get caught up in the ‘stuff’ that we often forget the reason we celebrate the season. I encourage you all to slow down, take a deep breath and be mindful of the things in life that we so often take for granted. Be thankful for our blessings, be they few or many. New Members
It’s always exciting to welcome new members to WRCC. It’s great to see our chamber family grow. However, it’s doubly exciting to welcome a brand new business to our area. I have the extreme pleasure to announce a new food venue to our area, Kimoyo Japanese Restaurant. Located in the New Market Center just down from Kmart, this latest addition to our growing restaurant selection will open shortly after the New Year. I recently met with owner, Alex Nguyen, and had the opportunity to tour the new space and it looks great! They have completely rebuilt the space to ﬁt the needs of the restaurant. With locations in High Point, Clemmons, and Kernersville, we are extremely excited to welcome Kimono Japanese Restaurant to Western Rockingham County! New Board Members It’s also the time of year that we welcome new board members. Please take note in this month’s newsletter of the complete listing. We are very appreciative of those folks who are willing to serve and help our chamber continue to grow! Please help me in making them feel welcome and appreciated for their efforts to help your WRCC. Upcoming Events and Happenings From the upcoming spring event, Rockingham County’s Largest Yard Sale Ever... Really! to this summer’s Madison CruiseFEST, 2011 is sure to be an active year for WRCC and it’s membership. Stay tuned for information concerning our annual WRCC Awards Dinner. Plans are underway for a late February event. Also, be on the lookout for award nomination forms which will be available soon. I encourage you to nominate a local, deserving business! Also, look for upcoming information on the WRCC Ambassador Program. This is an exciting new program that will be spearheaded by Carol Mills of Always and Forever Florist. It’s a great opportunity to get involved in your local chamber! Sad, but Joyful News As some of you may know, this is my ﬁnal month serving as executive director of your WRCC. It has been my immense pleasure working for the many great local businesses we have here in Rockingham County. Even in a difﬁcult economy, we have initiated several exciting new services and programs at WRCC over the last two years and we are set for a stellar 2011. I am extremely thankful to a wonderful board of directors that have supported me and the many efforts of WRCC. These are local business people who are
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Amanda Joyce First Bank www.ﬁrstbancorp.com
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Board of Directors
Warmest regards and Merry Christmas! Gary Corns, Executive Director Western Rockingham Chamber of Commerce - WRCC
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
Janet Silvers Duke Energy www.dukeenergy.com Steve Flowers CenturyLink www.centurylink.com
VP Community & Communications Development Flavel Collins (2007-2010) Hospice of Rockingham County, 336-427-9022
December — WRCC January — Open February — Open March — American Cancer Society April — Rock. Co. Partnership for Children May — Allen Tate Realtors June — Line Stretchers Fishing Guide July — Open August — Hospice & Palliative CareCenter September — Open October — United Way November — Hospice of Rockingham County December — WRCC
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
January 5 — Open Date February 2 — Open Date March 2 — American Cancer Society April 6 — Open Date May 4 — Hospice & Palliative CareCenter June 1 — Open Date July 6 — Open Date August 3 — Open Date September 7 — Open Date October 5 — United Way November 2 — Open Date December 7 — Open Date
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 Bud Cardwell (2009-2011) Robyn Neal (2010-2012) Deep Springs Country Club, 336-427-4654 Art Gwaltney, (2910-2012) 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 Newsletter Subscription Rate: $24ºº a year
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working hard to help your business grow and I thank them for their support. I also wish to thank the staff of WRCC. These ladies work extremely hard everyday to offer services to our community that, otherwise, we would have to travel elsewhere to accomplish. But, as sad as it is to be leaving, it gives me great joy to introduce the interim director for WRCC, Robin Corns. Robin is a local business owner, chamber member and, yes, my wife! The board of directors felt Robin would offer the perfect transition. She will serve in the role until March 1, 2011 allowing the search committee time to review possible replacements. I hope you will join me in making Robin feel as welcome as you made me feel and remember to.... let
January 20 — First Citizens Bank February 17 — Stoneville Elementary March 17 — American Cancer Society April 21 — Rock. Co. Partnership for Children May 19 — Morehead Memorial Hospital June 16 — Open Date July 21 — Open Date August 18 — Open Date September 15 — News & Record October 20 — United Way November 17 — Open Date December 15 — Open Date
Richard Hatchell North Carolina Farm Bureau www.ncfbins.com Olympia Phillips Strange UMAR at the ROC Thank you for volunteering for chamber service!
WRCC Board of Director Meetings December 16, 2010 January 27, 2011 February 24, 2011 March 24, 2011 April 28, 2011 May 26, 2011 June 23, 2011 July 28, 2011 August 25, 2011 September 22, 2011 October 27, 2011 November 17, 2011 December 15, 2011 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.
Welcome Our New Board Members Coming on board in 2011 to serve three years terms are the following: April Cox Rockingham County Partnership for Children www.rockinghamkids.org Sara Cummings Bridgestone Aircraft Tire (USA), Inc.
There are a few OPEN DATES remaining for the CHAMBER WINDOW DISPLAY, RADIO PROGRAM guest spots and hosting a COFFEE. If you are interested in ﬁlling one of the open dates call the chamber ofﬁce at 336-548-6248 or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Area Events Thru December — Friends of the Library Bookstore Holiday Sale, Buy One Get One Free, 103 S. 2nd Avenue, Mayodan; Friday 10-5 and Saturdays 10-2. Thru January 2 — Candlelight Tours at Chinqua Penn Plantation, 2138 Wentworth Street, Reidsville; www. chinquapenn.com. December 21 — First Day of Winter December 25 — Christmas Day December 31 —New Year’s Eve January 1, 2011 — Happy New Year! January 4, 2011 — Stoneville Town Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.; www.town. stoneville.nc.us. January 10, 2011 — Mayodan Town Council Meeting, council chambers, 7:00 p.m.; www.townofmayodan.com. January 10, 2011 — Rockingham County Board of Education Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m., RCS Central Office, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; www.rock. k12.nc.us. January 10, 2011 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Governmental Center, Commissioners’ Chambers 2nd Floor, 371 NC Hwy 65, Wentworth; www. co.rockingham.nc.us/ccindex.htm. January 13, 2011 — Madison Town Aldermen Meeting, 7:00 p.m.; www. townofmadison.org. January 17, 2011 — Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday January 22, 2011 — Rockingham County Board of Education Work Session Meeting and Board Retreat, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., RCS Central Ofﬁce, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; www. rock.k12.nc.us. February 1, 2011 — Stoneville Town Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.; www. town.stoneville.nc.us. February 7, 2011 — Rockingham County Board of Education Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m., RCS Central Office, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; www.rock. k12.nc.us. February 12, 2011 — The MadisonMayodan Rotary 4th Annual Tasting Extravaganza, held at Deep Springs Country Club, 160 Country Club Drive, Stoneville; heavy Hors d’oeuvres and desserts, local wines and brew, homemade chocolates and candy, gourmet coffees and teas, great music and silent auction; $15.00 advance tickets ($20.00 at the door). The main recipient of the proceeds will be Friends of the Library. February 14, 2011 — Valentine’s Day February 14, 2011 — Mayodan Town Council Meeting, council chambers, 7:00 p.m.; www.townofmayodan.com. February 14, 2011 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Governmental Center, Commissioners’ Chambers 2nd Floor, 371 NC Hwy 65, Wentworth; www.
co.rockingham.nc.us/ccindex.htm. February 21, 2011 — Rockingham County Board of Education Work Session Meeting, 6:00 p.m., RCS Central Ofﬁce, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; www.rock.k12.nc.us. February 21, 2011 — President’s Day April 15-16, 2011— Town of Mayodan’s Antique Extravaganza, Farris Park, Rain or Shine. Real American Antiques only, dealer and carnival food vendor spaces; and sponsorship opportunities available. For more information contact Michael Wilkins at the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department, 336-548-2789. (www.rteamsite.com/ league/MayodanAntiqueExtravaganza) American Red Cross Blood Drive — For schedule or more information see the website at www.redcrossnet.org; 336349-3434. Community Accents — Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., 1420 WMYN, 1490 WLOE; public affairs talk show. Sponsored by Home Savings Bank and Annie Penn Hospital; RockinghamCountyRadio.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. House Calls — Second and fourth Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., originating from Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden, 1420 WMYN, 1490 WLOE; Kerry Faunce, Morehead Marketing Director, and Torrey Goard, Community Health Educator. RockinghamCountyRadio.com. Let’s Talk — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 11:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., 1420 WMYN, 1490 WLOE; North Carolina products/people/places; interviews with travel journalists, authors, musicians, craftspeople, artists, restaurant reviewers and others, all celebrating the good things about our state. Listener calls, classiﬁeds and comments. RockinghamCountyRadio.com. 9:00 Information Hour, Monday – Friday, 1420 WMYN, 1490 WLOE, Annette and Mike Moore; local news, community calendar, obituaries, Birthday Club, Wedding Anniversary Time, and other features. RockinghamCountyRadio.com. Rockingham County Theatre Guild — For current production 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,
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Members of Distincton PLATINUM CenturyLink 320 First Avenue NW, Hickory, NC 28601 Patricia Elmore 888-999-7756 www.centurylink.com
GOLD Edward Jones 111 West Academy Street/P.O. Box 892 Madison, NC 27025 Cathy Smith, Financial Advisor 336-427-3671 www.edwardjones.com 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
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Madison-Mayodan Jaycees Christmas Parade
Merry Christmas! From all of us here at WRCC, we wish you and yours a safe, happy and prosperous New Year! Gary, Becky, Libby, Debra and Jo
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March 2, 2011 — Chamber Radio Program on WMYN Radio (1420 AM) 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. Guest: American Cancer Society March 17, 201...