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Come Visit Our Town

Danville & Pittsylvania County, Virginia

2012


welcome Our Town

a letter from the MAYOR On behalf of the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County, I welcome you to our region and invite you to take the time to read through this publication and learn why our town is a great place to live, work, play, learn, and visit! Once known for our tobacco and textiles, we now boast a forward looking, modern economy that positions the Danville region as a place of expanding economic opportunities. We offer great schools, public and private higher education opportunities, and customized workforce training programs. We are ready and able to meet your company’s needs for skilled, productive, and highly motivated workers. Our community is accessible by road, train, rail, and an advanced fiber optic broadband network. In Danville and Pittsylvania County, you will benefit from a high quality of living at an affordable cost. Our moderate climate, with its four distinct seasons, makes it easy to enjoy outdoor activities, concerts, and festivals. The beautiful Dan River flows through rolling farmland and right through the heart of Danville. You can hike or bike along our network of trails, float the river by kayak, canoe, or fishing boat, or ski on Smith Mountain Lake. You can also experience the excitement

District’s Crossing at the Dan, you’ll find a wide variety of music and cultural events and be able to take Amtrak’s Crescent passenger trains north to New York or south to New Orleans. Once again, I would like to welcome you to Danville and Pittsylvania County! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sherman Saunders Mayor, City of Danville

of Danville Braves minor league baseball and take in racing at the VIRginia International Raceway. Whatever your recreational preferences, we have it all right here! Pittsylvania County’s charming historic towns of Chatham, Gretna, and Hurt are delightful places to visit. Danville is a bustling regional retail center with all of the popular stores and restaurants you’re looking for, but it’s also a city of churches,

look for this icon to read about Danville’s

FUN FACTS

WHETHER YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS OR SEVERAL DAYS

historic houses, museums, and a River District with an ex-

in Danville, be sure to make the most of

panding number of specialty shops businesses in a setting of

your time! There is something for everyone in

beautiful historic commercial buildings and warehouses. In the

Danville, Virginia. (See page 49 for Danville’s

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MUST SEE attractions.)


contents from the chamber of commerce..............................................................................................10 meet the chamber staff...............................................................................................................11 the hub of community.................................................................................................................16

Published by Showcase Magazine in association with The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce Publisher & Content Editor andrew scott brooks scott@showcasemagazine.com Editor paul seiple paul@showcasemagazine.com Proof Reader moriah davis moriah@showcasemagazine.com Creative Designer katherine miraldi katherine@showcasemagazine.com

community of communities.....................................................................................16 DANVILLE, CHATHAM, GRETNA, AND HURT.................................................16 thank you danville for being my friend.............................................................1 danvillian from a distance: a thank you letter................................................23 the hub of community spirit......................................................................................................2 pulling yourself up by your bootstraps..................................................................2 danville regional medical center’s chief servant.............................................34 scenes of our toWn photo contest........................................................................................40 the hub of entertainment............................................................................................................47 annual events.............................................................................................................49 danville half-century of bands..............................................................................52 the hub of recreation..................................................................................................................5 building community everyday.................................................................................59 mountain biking..........................................................................................................60 the hub of information...............................................................................................................66 danville public library............................................................................................66 the hub of motorsports..............................................................................................................70 virginia international raceWay............................................................................71 the hub of industry.......................................................................................................................77 the year of technology..........................................................................................0

Ad Designers kim demont, katherine miraldi, andrew scott brooks Finance Manager cindy astin cindy@showcasemagazine.com To Advertise in the Next Edition 77.63.65 Director of Sales and Marketing Larry Oldham larry@showcasemagazine.com Ad Executives Moriah Davis moriah@showcasemagazine.com Misty Cook misty@showcasemagazine.com Jonny Fairplay jonnyfairplay@showcasemagazine.com Selena Lipscomb selena@emergeva.com Contributing Writers sherman saunders, charles haynsworth, iii, moriah davis, dr. stephen eggleston, master sergeant robertson, m.e.d., larry oldham, andrew scott brooks, Jack garrett, bill sgrinia, rocky Womack, shelly Janosko, dan vaden, linda green, Jeremy stratton, kenneth l. bowman, leigh cockram, chris horne, lucy ella, Joyce Wilburn, susan elzey, larry g. aaron, lawrence mcfall, dr. sue davis, James mcdaniel , marie harris, hampton Wilkins, matt charles Contributing Photographers patrick Jinks, michelle dalton photography, forest dalton, mike floyd, mark aron, pete Jones, kim doss,

becky crane, charlotte francis, patti o’keffe, Jack garrett, angela longerbeam, victor newman photography, randy anderson

creating Jobs one success story at a time..........................................................1 on a mission to assist With Job groWth............................................................2 a World-class incubator (drbdc)..........................................................................4 the hub of technology.............................................................................................................. institute for advanced learning & research....................................................... high-tech firm moves technology into tobacco country...............................92 the hub of business.......................................................................................................................97 W.d. roWe.....................................................................................................................97 h.W. broWn florist......................................................................................................99 midtoWn market.......................................................................................................100 rippes..........................................................................................................102 the hub of healthcare................................................................................................................107 neW day for health care in the region.............................................................10 2011 accomplishments.............................................................................................109 drmc profiles............................................................................................................110 the hub of heart care.............................................................................................115 primary care.............................................................................................................117 the hub of the past....................................................................................................................132 the Wreck of the old 97..........................................................................................132 sutherlin mansion....................................................................................................134 folloW 5...................................................................................................................13 laWrence m. clark center.....................................................................................13 l.e. coleman african-american museum............................................................13 fayette area historical initiative..........................................................................13 fun facts....................................................................................................................141 the hub of education.................................................................................................................144 danville city public schools.................................................................................145 pittsylvania county public schools....................................................................146 private education options.....................................................................................147 tutoring, supplemental & early childhood education...................................152 college education options..................................................................................153 the poWer of one makes a difference...........................................................157 adult education.......................................................................................................160 preparing the neXt leaders....................................................................................163 the hub of living.........................................................................................................................166 living easy in the dan river region.......................................................................167 yanceyville village.................................................................................................172 chatham depot.........................................................................................................177 moving day checklist.............................................................................................16 2012 chamber of commerce membership directory...........................................................193 general information.................................................................................................................224

Cover Photo by Patrick Jinks © 2012 Andrew Brooks Media Group

area attractions........................................................................................................................235 maps............................................................................................................................................23

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from the chamber of commerce

a letter from the danville pittsylvania county chamber of commerce On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, welcome to Our Town magazine. We hope this publication will highlight the many gems “Our Town” has to offer – whether you’re visiting here, living here, or working here. There are many tremendous assets in this region and we are proud of how much we’ve accomplished. This community isn’t perfect, and no community is. But, we believe this region is on the verge of an economic revival. There are lots of positive assets in our area, especially the many local businesses that make up the personality of our community. As a locally-owned business owner, I am passionate about supporting local business. Wherever possible we should do everything we can to spend our money in this community. When we spend our dollars with local businesses we increase the tax base, foster a growing and more diversified job base, contribute to keeping jobs in our community, and find what we need locally while dealing with friends and neighbors. I am confident that our local businesses can provide more attentive, personal service than businesses in other areas. We grow our tax base by supporting local businesses! That gives local government more revenue for education, recreation, police and fire services, road improvements, libraries, utilities and, ultimately, a community with an improved quality of life for residents and visitors alike. Increased sales tax revenue minimizes the possibilities for tax increases on real estate and personal property taxes. We all benefit when our dollars stay right here in our community as it is proven that those dollars travel from business to business at least seven times! When you think about spending your dollars, ask yourself, “Can I buy this in my community?” This year, make a difference by spending more of your dollars right here in our community! The Chamber of Commerce is committed to working to improve the economy of our region. To our members and the businesses in this region who are working tirelessly each and every day, thank you! To the visitors to this region, we hope you enjoy your day and come back often! To our community leaders, citizens, and volunteers, thank you for your ongoing support! May this year be our best and brightest! Sincerely,

Charles R. Haynsworth, III Chair, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce President of Haynsworth’s Inc. - Office Plus Business Centre For more information about the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce including how to become a member visit dpchamber.org.

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Business Service Manager

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Program Manager

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the hub of communities

the hub of

communities DANVILLE

After school, or on the weekends, families

many are looking for. Serving as the county

The River City, Where Innovation Flows

can enjoy nature on the Riverwalk Trail,

seat since 1777, there is the feeling of busi-

visit one of the many museums located here,

ness and tranquility at the same time. With

or catch a Danville Braves baseball game at

a little more than 1300 residents, those

by moriah davis

Legion field at Dan Daniel Memorial Park.

who live in Chatham are able to enjoy a

There are many parks with wonderful fa-

largely rural setting, but aren’t too far away

cilities located throughout the city, which

from the larger cities, such as Danville and

are open to citizens and visitors.

Lynchburg. With many local businesses,

Danville is an area rebuilding and restructuring itself to be stronger in the future. With new leaps in technology and many new start-up businesses, the city is on the rise once again. Moving away from a past of textile and tobacco, Danville has been able to reinvent itself around technology, and is starting to embrace the river that runs through it. Danville is a regional hub that connects many communities in Southern Virginia and Northern North Carolina.

restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and attracEven though the area may have the city

tions, when people visit, many choose to

atmosphere, it also boasts a small-town

make Chatham their home. The best thing

feel. Close relationships and a love for one

about a small town is the personal connec-

another’s well-being are just some of the

tions which are made so easily. No one is a

special traits Danville offers. Neighbors

stranger long, and everyone considers them-

help one another, and everyone works to

selves family.

build a more positive and stronger community.

Not only does Chatham offer the quiet life, it even has the honor of boasting two

With several private schools in the area, a community college, and a private college, Danville is a great place to raise children.

CHATHAM Located within the heart of Pittsylvania County, Chatham offers the quiet lifestyle

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college preparatory schools, Chatham Hall and Hargrave Military Academy, both nationally recognized. With the availability


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of private and public schools, and the flourishing Boys and Girls Club located within Chatham, your children will have some of the best resources at their fingertips. Overall, the town breathes the small-town life with a big heart. Personal connections and the goal for the stronger generation and community to come are the ideals held close by the residents of Chatham.

GRETNA Built around the railroads leading to Lynchburg and Danville, Gretna, once known as Elba, is rich with history predating the 1900s. Given the amount of history this area has been provided, the residents of Gretna embrace the roots they were founded upon, and strengthen the community with goals to move forward in the future. The town slogan, “Ain’t no big thing, but it’s growing!” shows the drive and determination of Gretna as situations change. An example of the community spirit you will find in Gretna is the group, “Revitalization for a Greater Gretna.” These visionaries are working together to help restore Gretna once again. Looking back to their history of the Franklin & Pittsylvania Railroad, the RGG has installed new signs which say, “Gretna – A Railroad Village,” which can be seen as you come into town. This act of unity is the epitome of how the people love the community enough to reinvent it.

HURT Tucked away in the northernmost tip of Pittsylvania County is the quiet town of Hurt. Offering a rural setting with larger cities not far away, Hurt is knocking on Lynchburg’s back door. The town is close to an airport, several private schools, and has four different colleges within thirty miles. With exceptional public schools and the Altavista area YMCA not far away, Hurt has much to offer the youth of the area. For those who may be more of an outdoors type, Hurt is able to boast the recreational opportunities of picnics and hiking at the town’s Wayside Park. Also, Hurt is also only a short drive from Smith Mountain Lake, a great place to get away for the weekend.

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Danville, Thank You For Being My Friend BY DR. Stephen Eggleston

I moved to Danville in 1992 and have been leaving ever since. After working a one-year residency in Williamsburg, which is also where I first went to college, I ran a clinic for one year in Stuart, Virginia, lovely but tiny, and then moved the family to Danville. Oddly, I had never set foot in the River City before then; I grew up in Roanoke, just a short hop northwest, but Danville was never on my radar. It just wasn’t on the way to anywhere from Roanoke, whether it was the beach, Richmond, Greensboro, or D.C. But I quickly deter-

about textiles or tobacco, which, at any

Orchestra. Founded in 1992, this modest

mined that I wasn’t going to be here long.

rate, are starting to decline in influence.

group was beginning to acquire a larger

About that time we somehow had stumbled

following, and more musicians were coming

You see, 1992 Danville just wasn’t very

onto the community that was Cherry Hill

on board each year. I joined in the fall

hip: no “street scene,” no large university,

Montessori School, and we remarked often

of 1997 and discovered an entire almost-

a dearth of good restaurants, no gathering

about how enriched the kids were by their

underground group of highly talented

places for intellectuals, and an economy

experiences at that school. But wait—was

individuals who had remained hidden to

based overwhelmingly on tobacco and

it possible that we were enriched by it also?

me, probably because of the filter I had

textiles, in neither of which I was even

No way; this was, after all, still Danville,

imposed on my perceptions that blocked

remotely interested, and which, in my

but...the parents whose children attended

out people who were...hip and smart.

haughty estimation, were keeping the

this school were, gulp, hip and smart, and

And did I forget to mention that they

citizens paupered and uneducated while

represented many fascinating vocations and

were (and remain) extremely friendly,

making millions for just a few.

hobbies. Some of my closest friendships

accepting, funny, and tolerant? The last

to this day (Barry Koplen and Lucy Moore

was important, because I had just started

So I told myself that I would be the

come to mind immediately) arose from

playing the violin nine months prior to

best doctor that I knew how to be, get a

the Cherry Hill experience. And many of

joining. Leigh Latchum, my teacher, pushed

couple of years experience, and move to...

my children’s best friends are Cherry Hill

me to become a member and no one got

well, somewhere better. I had no specific

alumni.

bent out of shape about all of my missed notes and sloppy playing. All of a sudden,

hot spot in mind, but it was out there

it was more fun to live in Danville.

somewhere, seething with “stuff to do,”

But I was still going to move, because, well,

that elusive phrase that became a mantra

there are just so many more interesting

for me and many of my fellow disaffected.

places to live than “The Big D”. This wasn’t

A few years into this, some personal and

helped by my visits to places such as New

business challenges and roadblocks were

Inertia being what it is, I suddenly found

Orleans, Chattanooga, Washington, and

erected, and once again I chose to simply

myself in the year 1997. I’m now five years

New York (where I had lived for 13 years).

retreat to an earlier position, namely, I was

into my temporary residence in Danville

Sure, the traffic was a nightmare, the

leaving town and finding a better place

and not much happier about it, because “I

taxes outrageous, but look what you got

to live. Dan Vegas just wasn’t for me and

just don’t fit in here.” After all, I’m very

for all that! And then I found what was

besides, I just didn’t fit in. I didn’t realize

hip and intellectual and still know zip

called at the time the Danville Community

at the time that I was starting to sound

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So I’m still getting out of here. Sell the

wonderful and has sparked a newfound

house; sell the practice; say goodbye to

bluegrass appreciation in me, that’s not

our many friends, patients, colleagues, and

what moved me so much last night. When

set sail for parts unknown. Sure, we have

my wife and I arrived, we noticed several

a couple of nice places to eat now, and

people we knew, and even more as the

the Danville Community Orchestra has

auditorium filled up. There were Sam

transfigured into the Danville Symphony

and Mary, Jesse and Phyllis, Ernest P and

Orchestra, a regional ensemble with some

Ryland H, and many others who I’ve had

serious chops, and my practice is booming,

the pleasure to see in my practice over

and Danville has one of the finest Riverwalk

these 19 years in Danville. Throughout

Trails anywhere, and my patients

the evening, and probably as much to

apparently love me (it’s mutual), but I’m

take a breather from thousand-mile-per-

leaving. Don’t try to talk me out of it.

hour mandolin riffing as anything else, Roy Norton recognized several people in

And then there was last night. Roy Norton

attendance, old friends, fellow musicians,

and his wife, Dale, along with Roy Jr. and

neighbors, some relatives who had driven

his wife, have been patients for many,

from other cities to hear him play. Near the

many years, as are several of their cousins,

end of the gig Roy pointed at me, sitting in

nephews, nieces, and so on. (I’m not really

the center of the crowd next to my wife and

like a broken record, but I nevertheless

violating privacy laws here, and you’ll

her parents, and told the audience, “And

embarked on actual “field trips” to find this

understand why in a little while.) Last

there’s Dr. Eggleston, who’s been putting

place of nirvana and everlasting hipness, a

night, April 22, Roy and his family were

me back together for many years now, along

place with coffee shops filled with laid-

joined by some other regional bluegrass

with my wife and son. He can jerk more

back poets, almost-discovered playwrights

notables, among them Johnny and Jeanette

kinks out of a person than anybody I’ve

and composers, a city with bookstores in

Williams, bassist Jerry Jones, and banjoist

ever known.” He went on with an anecdote

every neighborhood, an embarrassment of

extraordinaire Lynwood Lunsford. These

about a bout of sciatica I had helped him

fine restaurants and sidewalk cafes. You

musicians go way back, having performed

with, but I wasn’t hearing him too well at

get the picture. Newly remarried, new

together in various ensembles for decades.

that point, for I had just had an epiphany.

goals in place, my wife and I booked long

It was the most enjoyable evening of music

weekends in a dozen cities to try them

I have experienced in many years, which

I was surrounded by people who

out and find the one gem that sparkled

surprised me, as I am not an aficionado of

love me, people who value me, people who

enough to entice us to what would become

bluegrass. Sure, I grew up listening to a lot

forgive me; people I’ve treated for, in some

our permanent residence, once and for all.

of it because of my father’s influence, but

cases, 19 years. My people.

Danville’s official slogan during that time

I’m more of a classical, jazz and rock kind

was “Danville Can”, which Mr. Cynic (that

of guy (remember, I’m hip and smart). I’m

I live in Danville, and I’m not leaving.

would be me) changed to “Danville Can,

surprised the fire department wasn’t at

Thank you, Roy. Thank you for being my

But It Probably Won’t”.

the performance, because Roy just about

friend.

burned up that mandolin as did Lynwood In all fairness, some of the cities we visited

with the banjo. And Jerry Jones, whose

FUN FACT

were indeed wonderful, but as each road

fingers must be made of some pliable yet-

On the day that

trip wound down and we pulled into

to-be-discovered metal, is just a force of

Danville again, we were struck by how

nature, driving the other musicians with a

Confederate

much we actually missed the old place.

relentless and always tasteful bass line.

government departed Danville, Governor William “Extra Billy”

But didn’t this mean that we just hadn’t found the right place yet? Could it just be

The concert was at Danville Community

that Danville had transformed into a well-

College, part of a monthly series of concerts

worn pillow, not in very good shape, but

sponsored by the Dan River Bluegrass

comfortable to sink into?

Association. While the music was

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Danvillian from a Distance: A Thank You Letter

BY MASTER SERGEANT ROBERTSON, M.E.D.

I am an Air Force Airman. Over the past nineteen and a half years, military life is all I have known. I am a servant. I serve democracy faithfully and proudly. I’m a true patriot. I’ve represented the United States and the Air Force in locations around the Photo by Patrick Jinks

world. I am an Air Traffic Controller. I’m a leader. Molder and mentor of young men and women of varied backgrounds, ethnicities, and personalities. I am also a devoted husband and father. My beautiful wife and three wonderful children give me the emotional fortitude needed to face life with my

books, pencils, and Pine-Sol that permeated

their potential. Thank you to the sights, the

chest out and head up. I’m a son, brother,

the hallways of GWHS. I love Danville. My

sounds, and the food. Thanks to the mo-

uncle, and cousin. I’m a registered voter,

heart pumps the muddy waters of The Dan

ments, memories, and experiences. Thank

tax payer, neighbor, and law-biding citizen.

River. Although I currently reside deep in

you to the place I will forever call my home,

I am both student and teacher. I am Curt

the heart of Texas surrounded by boister-

Danville, Virginia. Its influence and history

to my friends and family, yet professionally

ous Texans, at my core I will forever remain

will always resonate within me. Over the

known as Master Sergeant Robertson. I’m

a Danvillian. Like many others, I cheered

years many Danvillians have moved away

everything to some and nothing to others.

with excitement when the Danville Braves

in pursuit of personal or professional op-

I am a George Washington High School

took home in The River City. Conversely, I

portunity. Some succeed and some do not.

(GWHS) Eagle for life! I go by many titles.

prayed for those affected in the wake of Dan

Some may return and some will not. Even

I carry many epithets, monikers, and nick-

River Mills’ relocation south of the border

as I write this love letter from 1300 miles

names. But, the most old and revered name

after a 100 year stay. It was exhilarating in

away, I have no idea where my travels may

I hold was not given or earned. It’s not a

the 80s to watch as Johnny Newman took

end. However, I most assuredly know that

credential, accolade, or achievement. It is

Danville to the hoop in the Big Apple. In

no matter where life carries me, no matter

my birthright. It is who I am. Simply put, I

the 90s, I witnessed NFL All-Pro Herman

how far away I go or how long I stay away,

am a Danvillian.

Moore as he took “D-town” to the end zone

the proud little “City of Churches” situated

in Motown. Nowadays, GoDanRiver.com is

on the North Carolina border, its resilient

I love my hometown. Born at Danville Re-

atop my favorite websites when I’m home-

people, and its muddy waters will always

gional Medical and raised on Pleasant View

sick and perusing the internet.

be a huge part of me and who I am. Danville

Avenue, my pedigree is exact but humble.

is the foundation I use as I build a life for

Long before I visited and drove the streets

So, I say thank you. Thank you to my city.

myself and my family in a sometimes cruel

of foreign lands, I gathered my buddies

Thank you for birthing me. Thanks to its

and unforgiving world. Thank you, Danville

and rode bicycles on Riverside Drive. Years

residents for raising me. Thanks to Coach

for giving me the strength to carry on.

before I sat in a Control Tower and policed

Lewis for believing in me. Those rides home

the airways, I sat hillside and played “that’s

every day after practice was crucial to

Sincerely,

my car” as race teams made their way to

my development. He was the only African

A Proud Danvillian

Martinsville Motor Speedway. Decades be-

American adult man that took the time to

fore I motivated men and women into war,

mentor me (and others). In fact, today I

I was inspired to action by Coach Kenny

jump at the chance to spread his words of

Lewis. Still today, as I contemplate pursu-

wisdom to young wayward children who

ance of a PhD, I can smell the mixture of

believe economics or athletics will limit

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the hub of

community spirit

community SPIRIT community spirit is one of those intangible things that make a town a good place to live and raise a family. If you want to try and define it, surely you would get a different opinion from each person asked. but, danville and pittsylvania county are the epitome of how community spirit is defined. The soul, cooperation, and collaboration create an emotional equity that sets our community apart from others.

Where pulling yourself up by your bootstraps is a Way of life

about the significant changes that have

Volunteering is another ingredient that

been made in the last few years. There are

makes Community Spirit flourish. You will

art galleries, niche shops, delicatessens,

not find a better group of volunteers than in

and fine dining. There’s even a theater

our area. Many give their time to promote

that showcases the area’s up-and-

and help others who are less fortunate or in

coming talent. The sense of camaraderie

need. Our character is represented by men,

downtown is contagious. There is a feeling

women, and even children who volunteer

of revitalization and a feeling of growth

with their church groups to care for the

If you are moving to the area, how do you

amongst the business owners and their

less fortunate. There are dozens, perhaps

go about looking for this spirit? Downtown

customers. There is a buzz all over town

hundreds of people who volunteer at God’s

Danville would be a great starting point.

about the changes taking place.

Pit Crew to help out neighbors throughout

by larry oldham

the United States after natural disasters

Ask the people who frequent downtown This is part of our Community Spirit.

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We are lucky to have organizations such as the Free Clinic and PATHS (Piedmont Access to Health Services). These institutions freely donate their time, services, medicine, knowledge, and emotional support to help everyday people who have fallen on hard times. Our local hospital, Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC), is one of the most benevolent organizations. DRMC partners with others to raise money so that various helping-hand missions can accomplish their goal of assisting those in need. DRMC is one of the largest financial supporters of the state-of-the-art YMCA being built in downtown Danville. The Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, and other associations in our area are made up of volunteers who donate their time and energy to help people by giving back to the area with ideas, money, and physical efforts. As you will read on the following pages, we are blessed to have wonderful foundations here such as Danville Regional Foundation and The Community Foundation with a central goal of moving our community forward.

Community of Spirit a poem by LARRY OLDHAM

Danville City provides excellent quality of life programs such as our

There is a community of Spirit in all of us,

museums, walking and biking trials that you will read about in Our

begging to come out, yearning to help

Town. Children, teachers, and parents come together to collect cans of food

our fellow man, reasoning within to be the voice of passion.

to donate to our local food bank, God’s Storehouse. The key to a sturdy community is a strong foundation. Ours is solid. Community Spirit means pride in your community. You can see that pride in the trees planted on the islands on Riverside Drive or areas of landscaping on various turnoffs around the city. These marvels of design

Rise up from your prison of self needs and feel the need to offer compassion to those less fortunate, to those with needs more important than your own.

are donated by companies doing their part to make our community shine. The Danville/Pittsylvania Chamber of Commerce is one of the most active Chambers of Commerce in the country. Chamber president, Laurie Moran is active on a national level and is the president of the

Open your eyes to the people surrounding you and rejoice in the circle of delight that feeds your soul with positive endings of love for one another.

National Association of Workforce Boards. Laurie also serves on the board of American Chamber of Commerce Executives. The Chamber offers networking and community outreach programs as well as many training opportunities such as Leadership Southside. Our neighborhoods often have block parties to get to know each other.

Tap into your inner source of power and share it with others just like yourself, a friend of a friend, a neighbor to a neighbor, a human to another human.

There is the Newcomer’s Club, making new neighbors comfortable and educated to what is available in our communities to enrich their lives. We are indeed lucky to be part of a community that gives back and

Seek a wideness, always reaching, giving your material emotions and physical

looks forward. With all that our area has to offer, we are proud to call

presence to those who surround you

Danville and Pittsylvania County, Our Town, a Community of Spirit.

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“I have been entrusted with a very sacred aspect of the community and it is important that I do the right things to make it better.” DRMC Chief Executive Officer Eric Deaton

Danville Regional Medical Center’s Chief Servant by andrew scott brooks

Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) has seen its share of controversy. From the first moment it was sold, it was under a microscope, and wherever fault could be found, it was. Much of the community galvanized against it and public perception plummeted. But the tide has turned. Lifepoint Hospitals, a leading hospital company, made a very wise choice and promoted long-time employee Eric Deaton to the position of Chief Executive Officer for Danville’s second largest employer. In Eric, Danville Regional Medical Center had someone who truly understood Lifepoint Hospital’s way of doing business. They chose a proven leader, who was so trusted by the company, that he had previously been given full control over starting a hospital in Greenfield, South Carolina from scratch. “I started with a cell phone and forty-five million dollars and it was amazing starting something brand new like that,” Eric recalled. “I learned more in that four years than I have in my whole career.” Taking any new business from concept to reality will open your eyes to the very building blocks of a business. But, a hospital is not your average business. It is an intricately layered composition of countless highly individualized business units, each with its own set of challenges. Putting together a team that can address those challenges is the first step. Having a leader with the charisma, intelligence, and commitment necessary to successfully implement true vision is a rare find. Lifepoint saw that person in Eric Deaton. After he proved their intuitions correct, he was given the keys to the flagship of their company, Danville Regional Medical Center.

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A successful CEO must have perspective.

adventure. I have been entrusted with a

When asked how does a man get to a point

very sacred aspect of the community and

in life where somebody trusts you with

it is important that I do the right things to

forty-five million dollars, Eric expressed a

make it better. This is a place where I can

humbleness not often seen at the top. “For

easily see myself spending the rest of my

me, my priorities are important and only

career.”

by keeping your priorities straight can you

Photo Above, (l to r): Front Group: Robin Chandler, Melinda Silverman, Tammy Wood. Back Group: Carol Talbott, Tracy Ashby, Vickie Camm, Eric Deaton, Rita Doggett, Victoria Palmer Photo Left: Chief Executive Officer Eric Deaton.

really do your job. By having God first in

It’s with that commitment to community

your life, and then your family second, and

that instead of Chief Executive Officer, Eric

your career third, you find balance. It’s

refers to himself as Chief Servant. “We all

the patient’s point of view is one of the

pretty hard to keep that straight all the

need to think of ourselves as servants to our

improvements the hospital has undergone.

time, but you need to focus that way.”

patients and our community. As the leader,

All across America, emergency rooms get a

I better be the example of that.” Being

bad rep. And DRMC, has not been immune

When Eric and his wife, Rives, made the

raised in a very loving, Christian home with

to criticism. But Eric and his team have

decision to accept the challenges and risks

a minister father, Eric keeps God first in

tackled this issue head on. As part of the

associated with such a serious endeavor,

his life. “I feel my job is really almost like a

overall effort of improving the patient

investing themselves in the community

calling for me. Everything I do, I do because

experience at DRMC, a concerted effort

was less of a decision, than a way of life.

God’s work is important. It is in the fabric

has been made to focus on the emergency

They’ve shown their commitment to the

of who I am.” His father, who is seventy-

room. Eric and a team of doctors and staff

area by buying a house here. They’ve

three years old, types out his sermons and

members looked at the processes in place

become active in First Presbyterian Church.

emails them to Eric every week. Sadly, his

and began a revamp of the systems. One

Investing themselves in the community

mother died eleven years ago from cancer.

major improvement is the time it takes

comes naturally for them and Eric sees

“I know what it’s like to lose somebody in a

from when a doctor says a patient needs to

his position at DRMC as more than just

hospital. I always stress applying the values

be admitted to the hospital until they are

directing the hospital’s operations. It is

that we have and putting ourselves in the

actually admitted. What once literally took

shepherding the company’s commitment

patient’s situation.”

thirty-five steps and three hours, now takes

to the region’s quality of life. “Having this job is an honor. It is not just a job, it is an

fifteen steps and around one hour. To be That commitment to seeing things from

clear, this is not the average time it takes

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the hub of COMMUNITY SPIRIT to come to the emergency room, be treated,

is bringing on a set of values

and either be released or admitted to the

that I believe in, that our

hospital. That is about four hours, or about

patients can believe in, and

one hour lower than the national average.

the doctors and staff can buy

Of course there are exceptions because

into. We call those CARE and

patients are seen by the doctor based on the

they are posted publicly in

seriousness of their condition.

the front of the hospital,” Eric said proudly. “The C stands

If a patient comes to the hospital

for Customer always comes

complaining of flu-like symptoms and over

first. The A stands for Actions

the next hour, eleven ambulances arrive,

speak louder than words. The

those patients will be seen before the

R stands for Respect and I

person with flu-like symptoms. That will

believe the Golden Rule is the

lead to longer wait times. It’s part of the

best way to portray that. The

logic of how an emergency room works. The

E stands for Excellence being

worse off a patient is, the quicker they are

our standard.”

seen. But Eric and his team are working to improve the process so that at its worst,

Danville Regional Medical

the wait times continue to decrease. The

Center has made great

hospital often has all or nearly all of its

strides in a short amount of

beds full. So, Eric and his team are working

time. Of the twenty-eight

diligently to improve the discharge

criteria measured that go into

process so that when a patient is ready

accrediting a hospital as a

to go home, they can actually leave the

Joint Commission Hospital,

hospital as quickly as possible, thus

DRMC is equal to or better

freeing up the bed for new patients. “Every

than the national average in twenty-four.

dollar annual economic impact on the area,

piece of the hospital affects another. A

Eric and his team are dedicated to excelling

the DRMC is one of the foundation blocks

quicker discharge process is needed to get

in all twenty-eight categories. It is this

of our region. And as such, it has become

people admitted faster,” Eric said. Once

commitment to excellence that has led

more and more involved in community

that review is complete and the changes

Duke Medicine to partner with DRMC

improvement. Not only has Lifepoint

implemented, emergency room wait times

and the new cardiovascular program is

Hospitals invested $40 million back into

will decrease again, patients who are ready

in the 95th percentile in the country.

the hospital, it was recently announced

to be discharged will leave the hospital

“Cardiovascular care here in Danville is

that DRMC will be giving $100,000 per year

quicker, and overall customer and employee

amazing,” Eric said. “And what we can’t do

for five years to the new YMCA project. “It

satisfaction will continue to improve.

here, we have such good access to Duke,

promotes health and wellness plus it helps

and with our flight support, patients are

to economically kick off an area in our city

Employee satisfaction is one of Eric’s

seen there quickly.” But the relationship

that needs it.” Our City, he had said with

core goals for the hospital. “We have a

doesn’t stop there. “There is a quality

ease, as though he had lived here his entire

compassionate staff that is committed

oversight program being used at Duke that

life. “Our downtown is wonderful, there

to quality,” Eric said. “It’s a team that is

has now been implemented at Danville

just needs to be more stuff going on.”

made up of people from our community;

Regional.”

our friends and family.” Eric is probably

He’s only been here a few years, but his

one of the most available CEOs at any

The hospital is not only one of the most

connection with the city is not only clear

company. Nearly every day, he visits each

important quality of life elements of our

and evident but truly pure and honest.

of the key areas in the hospital including

community, but it has one of the biggest

It may take a while to change people’s

the emergency room. He treats the janitor

economic impacts as well. The importance

opinions about the hospital, and that

with the same respect he treats a heart

of an excellent hospital to the region’s

change will be driven by results. But, there

surgeon. “Everyone here has their pride on

identity is not lost on Eric. With twelve

is no doubt that the Chief Servant is a

the line,” he said. “The key thing for me

hundred employees and a $200 million

man of integrity and honesty, with a spirit driven by giving.

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annual events January

Corks & Forks - danville science center (adult event) New Year’s Day Race - riverwalk trail

february

Disc Golf Ice Bowl – ballou park

march

Woods and Water Outdoor Show - community market DDA Shamrock 5K - crossing at the dan Green Legs and Hamstrings 5K/10K, Half Marathon - anglers ridge SVMBA Mountain Bike Race - anglers ridge Goodyear Education 5K - goodyear golf course

april

Emerge Magazine’s Black Tie Gala Racin’ & Tastin’ - danville community market (adult event) Wine Festival - danville community market (adult event) Butterfly Station Opening - the crossing at the dan MBA Rugby World Championships - angler’s park Bridge to Bridge 5K - crossing at the dan Enchanted Evenings in the Park Summer Concert Series april through august - ballou park

may

Friday at the Crossing – may - september - carrington pavilion Festival in the Park – ballou park Nestle 5K – ballou park Farmers Market - saturdays may through october community market

June

Shootout on Angler’s Ridge - angler’s park DCC Justice Run 5K, 10K, 2K Fun Run - angler’s park Bark in the Park - bark park, coates recreation center Chamber Classic Golf Tournament - danville golf club Taste of Southside - danville community market Danville Braves - June through august - dan daniel memorial park Movies in the Park - June through august - ballou park Harvest Jubilee Concert Series - June through september carrington pavilion

July

Patriot Challenge 5K– angler’s park July 4th Celebration – the crossing at the dan Biscuit Bolt 5K – riverwalk trail Farmers Market - Wednesday’s July through august community market

august

Crabfest - danville community market Cross Country Jamboree – ballou park Danville Heat Bowl Disc Golf Tournament - ballou park

for event dates visit the calendar of events at: www.dpchamber.org

september

Shrimp Fest – the community market River City 5K Run/Walk Ed Steffey Memorial Education Open Golf Tournament - goodyear golf course Old 97 Rail Days - the crossing at the dan Climax Sorghum Festival - climax Southside Scramble Mountain Bike Race – angler’s park SVMBA 6 and 24 Hour Endurance Mountain Bike Race - angler’s park

october

Imagine Children’s Festival - the crossing at the dan The River District Festival - downtown danville along the river Walk trail Southside Show-Biz Trade Show - institute for advanced learning & research Old Timer’s Jubilee - gretna Danville Half Marathon and 8K Race - the crossing at the dan Crawdads & Catfish - community market Callands Autumn Potpourri - callands Greater Danville Metro Meet - cross country – dan daniel park Witches and Wolves Dog Run/Walk - angler’s park Danville Half Marathon and 8k Race - the crossing at the dan.

november

Bright Leaf Brew Fest - the crossing at the dan (adult event) Dirty Dan Dash Urban/Mud Run - the crossing at the dan Holiday Bazaar - danville community market Louie Fields 5K Run/Walk - ymca NC/VA PDGA Border Battle Disc Golf Tournament

december

Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade - historical downtown danville Historical Holiday Walking Tour by the danville historical society Luminary Walk - riverwalk trail Ballou Park Tree Lighting Festival - ballou park Holiday Market - danville community market Town of Chatham Christmas Parade Town of Gretna Christmas Parade

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Danville Bands

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A Half-Century of Music BY JACK GARRETT

While Southside Virginia might not be the musical mecca of the South, a number of fine groups and artists started their journey in the Danville area. A few gained national notoriety, while others languished “discovered” by record collectors. Many local artists recorded for Danville’s Raven Records, an independent label owned by Frank Koger, who worked in the electronics department at K-Mart and moonlighted as a record producer. His small studio, The House of Sound, was on Old Piney Forest Road. The House of

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Sound produced some of the area’s best soul and garage bands of the sixties before Koger moved to Nashville to try his hand at country music. Those groups and others carved a niche and created music that the Brits covet and refer to as “Northern Soul.” The bands may be gone, but their music lives on.

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The Soulmasters The Soulmasters actually held its first practices in Eden, North Carolina. Organizers Doug Hyler and Wayne Womble met John Irby and Jerry Wilson while jamming with the area’s best soul band, the New Breed. Practices were soon moved to Danville after Irby learned that the Klan had threatened to set fire to their practice room. Four local bands merged to create The Soulmasters and the group went on to pack dances at the Coke Plant, the 360 Drive-In, Baldwin’s Gymnatorium in Martinsville, and The Pavilion in Myrtle Beach, SC.

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The group expanded to 12 pieces and were

Sax player Doug Hyler wrote the A-side

slated to perform during “Amateur Night”

at his dad’s house. He regards “You Took

at New York’s famed Apollo Theater in

Away the Sunshine” as “a better reflection

1968. The trip was canceled after the

of The Soulmasters as a whole, with John

assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King.

and Jerry doing a lot of counterpoint.” Both

songs charted on AM stations in the area.

The Soulmasters recorded one 45 for Raven

The single became a regional hit for the

Records in 1967. Womble recalls the studio

band.

being simple, even by sixties standards, and included a single, two-track recorder.

There were many personnel changes

WYPR DJ Bill Dudley financed the sessions.

between 1968 and 1970, when The

The group spent two days recording “I’ll

Soulmasters called it a day.

Be Waiting Here” and “You Took Away the Sunshine.”

Gene and the Team Beats

While technically a Martinsville band,

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Danville Bands, clockwise from top left: (1) Gene & The Teambeats (2) Z-Maxx Promo (3) City Council (4) Fabulous Generals (5) Leslie Roebux (6) The Individuals (7) Gene & The Teambeats Poster (8) Soulmasters 1967 (9) The Black Horse Poster

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Gene and the Team Beats included a

The Team Beats, one of the first integrated

number of Danville musicians and was the

groups in the region, were fronted by

proving ground for Rickie and Butch Fox,

Charles Hairston, later of City Council.

and Lew and Lonnie Woodall. Fronted by sax player Gene Rumley, the group released three 45s, the last two on Raven. Their second single, “I Wanna Be Your Baby,” is regarded as a classic in the soul and beach genre.

Rumley called it a day in 1968 after losing two lead singers and countless musicians to the draft.

The Individuals Hailing from Halifax County, The

The Team Beats were the house band for

Individuals included drummer Ronnie

the Peppermint Beach Club in Virginia

Couch and singer-songwriter Tommy

Beach early in their nine-year run, but

Redd, but the band made its mark in

spent most of their time performing in

Danville, releasing its only single locally.

Virginia and North Carolina, backing up

The Individuals entered Koger’s House of

soul greats like Sam and Dave, Percy Sledge,

Sound in the summer of ‘67 to record two

and Otis Redding.

originals: “I Want Love” backed with “I

As a supporting act for “Mr. Pitiful” in 1965,

Really Do.”

Rumley recalls that the horn section from

The group agreed to pay Koger $250 to

James Brown’s band had just defected to

record, press, and distribute 500 records.

the “up and coming” Redding. Rumley says

The Individuals would sell 200 through

“they basically tore the roof off the place.

local department and five-and-dime stores

That was one of the best jobs that we’d ever

like Leggett’s, Rose’s and J.J. Newberry’s.

played.”

Koger, who had connections in Nashville,

Star performing at the Ballou Park Shopping Center

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the hub of ENTERTAINMENT agreed to distribute the rest to radio stations across the country. Raven 2018 was released in August of 1967. The record received heavy airplay over WHLF in South Boston, boosted by Al Mapes, a blind deejay who featured the disc on his “1400 Club” show. “I Want Love” also made the playlist of a radio station in Brookneal, Virginia. WYPR in Danville picked up the record and invited the band in the studios on Industrial Avenue to promote the song. The Individuals continued on until late 1968, when an unexpected pregnancy caused one of the founding members to leave and the band to fold.

City Council Afton

After The Soulmasters disbanded, Rickie Fox (Team Beats, Soulmasters, Majors) and drummer Danny Haymore (a.k.a. Fat Man) formed the group City Council as a horn band. Over the years, the group evolved and

Artie Tompkins still plays professionally in

section jumped ship to record an album of

Guy Lombardo’s Orchestra.

songs written by Mike Ketchum, who sang

played a variety of styles, from southern

Leslie Roebux

rock, to Steely Dan, and funk. The band

Formed in 1972, Leslie Roebux was the

traveled along the East Coast, performing

brainchild of guitarist Bob Tamson, who

covers of hit songs, albeit with City

was already a veteran of the local band

Council’s unique arrangements.

scene, having played in The Continentals,

Leader Rickie Fox went on to form Fox and Company and now records as both a solo artist and as guitarist with the band 58 West.

The Artie Tompkins Orchestra

The Barons, and The Manchesters. The latter was a popular lounge act that once counted guitar virtuoso Johnny Toler among its members. Tamson’s guitar prowess was legendary. Leslie Roebux also included keyboard wizard Barry Parker, vocalist Waine Ryan, and former Soulmasters’ drummer Larry Davis. The

A musicians’ group that was the premier

group backed up Danny and the Juniors,

dance band in the Danville area during

The Tams, and Doug Clark and the Hot

the ‘60s and early ‘70s. Alto sax player

Nuts, a perennial favorite on the southern

and furniture store owner Artie Tompkins

college circuit for their bawdy stage act.

led the band, which included brother Joe Tompkins on trumpet, keyboardist David Cook, Charlie Winn on bass, Allan Garrett, Jr. on tenor sax, and Jay Morris on drums. The group, which included some of the area’s finest musicians, performed

lead vocals and played rhythm guitar in the group. Drummer Bob Campbell says the band rehearsed non-stop for several months before entering the studio to record “The First Day of Summer.”      “Mike had found this studio in Waynesboro that he booked a day in and we went up there a few days early and stayed at this nasty mountain cabin to get in some lastminute rehearsals and partying. I remember it was a large log home with a big great room that we practiced in. Jeff got a bunch of cases of Busch Natural Light that we lived off for a couple days. We actually recorded the song on the first day of summer in 1977, hence the name.”

Leslie Roebux was short-lived and disbanded when Tamson moved to

The album was followed in 1979 with a

California.

one-off single on producer Larry Oldham’s

Afton

extensively at country clubs, sorority balls,

Afton emerged from the ashes of another

and private dances.

Danville band, Star. The group’s rhythm

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the hub of recreation

the hub of

recreation building community everyday by bill sgrinia

The City of Danville’s Parks, Recreation, and Libraries Department works to build a strong community everyday. Open and accessible parkland, wholesome recreation programs and vibrant library services are all essential to a Happy and Healthy Community. The City’s Parks Division works to maintain open park space, the Riverwalk Trail, athletic fields, American Legion Stadium, home of the Danville Braves, the Crossing at the Dan (Danville’s entertainment complex), several recreation centers, and over 20 playgrounds. The Riverwalk Trail is one of Danville’s most used recreation amenities stretching 8.5 miles along the Dan River. The Riverwalk Trail plays an important part in the health, wellness, and social aspects of Danville. Many people use this trail as part of their everyday routine while many more travel from around the region to enjoy this trail on the weekends. Clean, well-maintained parks and public spaces are vital to our community and we are fortunate to have a dedicated team in Danville’s Parks Division. The Recreation Department offers over 2,000 recreation programs per year. The Recreation Department offers services for preschoolers to senior citizens and is divided into several different categories. These categories include Special Events, Senior programs, Therapeutic Recreation, Community Recreation, Outdoor Recreation and Athletics, among others. The Recreation Department often uses the slogan “All Things Fun” and takes great pride in offering well-planned, professionally managed recreation programs. From community-wide special events and celebrations to athletic leagues to highly individual instructional classes, the Recreation Department truly does offer something for everyone. When the school year ends, the Recreation Department runs a full-scale summer camp program offering programs to children of all ages. Camps include Specialty Camps, Outdoor Recreation Camps, Athletic Camps and structured Day Camps at several different locations throughout the City. If your child is first summer job as well. We really do have something for everyone. For more information on any of the City’s Parks or Recreation services, please call 434.799.5200 or visit PlayDanvilleVa.com. To stay connected and get up to the minute updates on all the city has to offer, join the Facebook page at Danville Parks, Recreation and Tourism or to subscribe to the e-Newsletter by emailing recreationrex@ci.danville. va.us.

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too old for summer camp, the Recreation Department has often been many individual’s

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Mountain Biking A Passion for Mountain Bike Riding Transforms the Lives of Many BY ROCKY WOMACK

When you talk with mountain bicycle riders, the immediate thing you notice is the passion they have for their sport. They speak of it as if their lives revolve around the sport on a 24-hour basis. Is it an obsession? Perhaps. Is it addictive? Definitely. Is it fun? You bet. Is it good exercise? Without a doubt. Is it getting back to nature? For sure. For the president of the Southern Virginia Mountain Bike Association (SVMBA) in Danville, Va., mountain bike riding and the trails in the city’s Anglers’ Park are all those things and more. “It’s important to me to do something that I can enjoy; that my kids can enjoy; that my friends can enjoy and their kids can enjoy,” says Chris Tompkins. “I love mountain biking. I’m passionate about it. I love bikes; I love riding bikes. I can’t imagine getting sick of bikes. “I love riding by myself,” he continues. “I love riding with my friends. I love riding in the snow. I love riding in the rain. I love riding in the heat. I love riding in the cold. The first ride I ever did, I got hooked. You get out on the trail; it’s just a great place to find peace. “You can make it about fun. You can make it about fitness. You can make it about pushing yourself,” Tompkins says. “I love pushing myself and getting stronger. What fuels me to do what I do is my passion for the sport, to share that with as many people as I possibly can and to see the transformative effect. It’s been transformative for me personally, and it’s something I want to pass on to my family, friends, and kids. It’s something that I enjoy doing more than just about anything else as a hobby.” Tompkins, 38, is an airline pilot. He is married to

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the hub of RECREATION his wife, Denise, and they have three boys

In 2002, with Cross’ promise in mind,

and a girl. He envisions all of them riding

Tompkins attended a Trail Care Crew

the bike trails and maybe competing as

workshop in Roanoke. He says the IMBA

By year’s end, they had built a mile and a

racers. The volunteer work he does for the

crew travels across the United States

quarter of trail. Membership also increased.

association helps his children and other

teaching people how to build sustainable

By the end of 2003, Tompkins says

families and helps promote the sport. His

bike trails that are resistant to erosion and

membership rose to about 15, and the hand-

drive and passion and that of other SVMBA

constant riding,”

built trail stretched to about three miles. By

Ridge Trail System.” Tompkins says.

2004, the trail increased to about six miles.

volunteers have helped build an extensive network of trails in Anglers’ Park on the

Tompkins attended the workshop to

In that year, the SVMBA hosted its own

eastern end of the Riverwalk Trail in

educate himself and share that newfound

two-day IMBA Trail Care Crew.

Danville.

knowledge with his fellow SVMBA members upon his return to Danville. “I

“That got a lot of our members motivated,”

went up there by myself, and said, ‘OK, I’m

Tompkins says, “and I taught them

The SVMBA first started in early 2002 with

going to learn how to build trails,’” he says.

everything I had learned in June 2002.”

six bike enthusiasts who were interested

“‘If I’m going to start this organization and

in mountain biking. Shortly afterward in

be president and all this stuff, I need to

They carried over that momentum from the

June 2002, Tompkins met Karen Cross,

know what I’m doing.’”

2004 Trail Care Crew workshop into the

Club Beginnings

director of outdoor recreation with Danville Parks, Recreation and Tourism. He asked Cross about building some riding trails.

next year. “We probably cracked the 10-to

Building Trails He left the workshop motivated. With his

12-mile mark,” Tompkins says. “We went crazy with trail building that year.”

She told him that the city had the land

energy and the enthusiasm of the other six

available, but she wanted him to become

start-up leaders, they began building bike

Under the supervision of Trail Boss Berndie

affiliated with the International Mountain

trails at Anglers’ Park on the eastern end

Lunsford, the association does most of its

Bike Association (IMBA) so he could form

of the Riverwalk Trail. “In the first year of

trail building in late fall (mid-October)

a local, serious bicycle organization that

’02, we built maybe, at most, a mile of trail

through winter and then into early spring

would eventually expand and sustain itself,

and utilized the other gravel roads around

(first weeks in April) while the tree and

as well as build more trails in the future.

the park which eventually became Anglers’

vegetative foliage is down. Tompkins

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the hub of RECREATION says that is the best time to build a trail, because poison oak, insects, and snakes are less bothersome. SVMBA members try to build new trails and improve and maintain existing ones at least one Saturday out of each month. By the end of 2006, the Anglers’ Park Trail System had grown to about 16 miles, and in 2007 and 2008 it increased to approximately 20 miles. Today, the trail is about 24 miles. Tompkins estimates they had built about $300,000 worth of bike trails for riders to enjoy. $8,000 in cash and prizes to the winners.

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Practicing better fitness is a side benefit

Athletic Rehab

for many mountain bike riders. When

Bike racer Jerry Henley knows exactly how

Tompkins started riding, he weighed about

Morris feels about the SVMBA and loves

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205 pounds. Today, he weighs about 157.

the competition himself. At the start line

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of a race, Henley doesn’t really get nervous.

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Instead, he goes through a thought process.

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Local rider and bike shop owner Robbie

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Morris also saw a similar weight loss. He has lost 43 pounds.

“I like to play through a scenario as to my start and finish,” says Henley, who is owner

• Bearclaw Coffee Co.

“I love to mountain bike,” says Morris, who

of the Spin Bike Shop at 404 Craghead

Future Goals

operates Bicycle Medic at 2022a Riverside

Street in Danville.” I really don’t pay

Tompkins likes to set goals and achieve

Drive in Danville, “and I love the people

attention to the front, behind, and side. I

them. For the SVMBA, he envisions more

that ride them. It’s such an addictive sport.”

just try to visualize. Usually when I’m done,

trails. “Our future goal—and we really

I take a little time to go back to see what I

believe this is attainable—as we progress

Morris believes the mountain bike trails

could have done differently on the course,

toward the bypass is to go under the bypass

at Anglers’ Park are the largest and best

and just again, play back through it to see if

with a connector trail,” he says. “We’re

around within a 100-mile radius. He says

there are any changes that I could make for

going to revive the trails at Dan Daniel

riders come from the North Carolina

the better.”

Park, and then work our way up in and

cities of Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem.

Membership and Sponsors

around the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. We think we can have 50

Tompkins says the SVMBA has membership

miles of natural surface [dirt] trail in and

He appreciates the SVMBA for its

of young children to elderly adults. SVMBA

around the Institute, Dan Daniel Park,

competitive atmosphere. “Out there on the

has more than sixty members, consisting of

Anglers’ Park, and outer boundaries of the

trail, I’m just like any other mountain bike

males and females. Regular sponsors of the

airport certainly within the next 10 years.

member,” Morris says.

association include:

Our goal is five to eight years. We’re the

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fourth highest ranked trail system in the

On June 13, 2010, Morris participated

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state, and I believe if you’ve got 50 miles of

in the SVMBA’s 3rd annual Shootout on

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trail to choose from people will be coming

Anglers’ Ridge. The race started back in

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from far and wide to take part in that.”

2008 and has grown to be a duel series

Therapy & Rehab

event, bringing together the North Carolina

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Southern Classic Series and the Virginia

• Bicycle Medic

Off-Road Series. The association awarded

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To learn more about the Southern Virginia Mountain Bike Association or to become a member or sponsor, go to www.SVMBA.org or e-mail Tompkins at svmbainfo@comcast.net.


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the public library offers the latest fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, media, reference materials, as well as storytimes, book clubs and book-related parties for children.

the hub of

information

just a few of the possibilities. Do you have

robotics through the use of the library’s

a library card? Have you used your library

LEGO Mindstorms. (Also located in the

card lately? Have you walked through the

Activity Room.) This redesign of the

modest doors of our public library recently?

Activity Room is just the beginning; we

If not, you may have missed a few recent

have also changed an unpopular checkout

changes at the Danville Public Library.

policy.

During the spring of 2011, our library

If you’ve ever found yourself frustrated

redesigned the second floor Activity

with the short checkout time of movies at

Room. Four white walls were painted

our library, we have great news for you. You

with some of the brightest colors one can

can now check out movies for seven days.

danville public library

by shelly Janosko, library director

“The door available to everyone that can lead to happiness and success is the modest door of the public library,” wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk. The modest, yet substantial doors of the Danville Public Library located at 511 Patton Street in downtown Danville are open and prepared to lead you to a world of information in various formats. Storytimes, book clubs, movie nights/afternoons, computer classes, the ability to borrow DVDs, CDs, books on CD, books on tape, Playaways, graphic novels and books are

imagine – we even transformed one wall into a giant chalkboard. Three flat-screen

In addition to a newly redesigned Activity

televisions, one Wii and two Xbox Kinects

Room and revamped checkout times, our

were installed and the room was opened to

library also has a new reading patio. With

children and teens to enjoy during library

the assistance of a Make it Happen Grant

hours. In addition to gaming, our young

from the Danville Regional Foundation,

patrons can also enjoy learning about

an area near the library’s Patton Street

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entrance has been transformed into a large programming-sitting area. Over the next few months, new landscaping and furniture will also be making an appearance. Have you visited our library online lately? We have a new online catalog, featuring a book river, the ability to rate and review library materials and a handy map that will help you locate materials within specific sections of the library. Not sure where the Science Fiction is located? No problem, the new map will show you the way. With all of these positive changes at the Danville Public Library, one must not forget the constants. Our library stands steadfast, eager to provide information in several formats. We offer the latest fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, media, reference

Pittsylvania County Public Libraries

Danville Public Libraries

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materials, as well as storytimes, book clubs and seasonal/bookrelated parties for children. Surely, within this short article you have discovered a reason or two to enter the doors of the Danville Public Library. It is truly an asset to this community that we are proud to deliver. Come see us during these hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00-8:00, Friday 9:005:00 and Saturday 9:00-1:00. To learn more visit PlayDanvilleVa.com and click on Library.

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the hub of

motorsports

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the hub of MOTORSPORTS

Virginia International Raceway BY dan vaden

Few would have imagined the outcome when four North Carolina sports car enthusiasts, Ed Welch, Ed Alexander, George Arnold, and Dr. Hooper Johnson formed Sports Car Enterprises, Inc. in 1955. They discovered the Foote Farm, a 1200-acre farm on the Dan River near Danville. They leased it with the intent to construct America’s third sportscar road racing course, joining Watkins Glen in New York and Road America in Wisconsin. Situating a new track in the heart of stock-car racing country was quite a gamble, considering sports car racing at the time was very much an amateur, club-dominated affair. After a year and a half of construction, and the addition of financial and organizational support from fellow enthusiast Ed Kemm, the 3.27-mile track opened in August 1957 with a weekend featuring racing from the Sports Car Club of America. VIRginia International Raceway’s very first race, for smallbore production cars, was won by Ed Hugus in an Alfa Romeo roadster. The feature race was won by the legendary Carroll Shelby, driving John Edgar’s Maserati 450S to victory ahead of Walt Hansgen and Charlie Wallace in Briggs Cunningham’s DType Jaguars. Shelby’s experience with VIR that day prompted a comment that has been associated with the track ever since: “One lap here is like a hundred around Watkins Glen!” The track hosted multitudes of sports car, motorcycle and kart racing through 1974, when economic hardships, combined with

Carroll Shelby won VIR’s inaugural feature race in a Maserati 450S. (Photo by Leon Townsend, courtesy www.virhistory.com)

the fuel crisis of 1973 dictated the track’s closing. Among the highlights of the track’s history were hosting the fourth race of the SCCA Trans-Am’s inaugural season in 1966 (which featured NASCAR stars Richard Petty, David Pearson, Curtis Turner and Wendell Scott), as well as the first-ever IMSA race in 1971. Among the honor roll of racers who have driven VIR in addition to those mentioned above, are such names as Jim Fitzgerald, Roger Penske, Mark Donohue, Sam Posey, Bob Holbert, Briggs Cunningham, Augie Pabst, Peter Revson, Bob Sharp, Bob Tullius, Amos Johnson, Dennis Shaw, Janet Guthrie, Skip Barber, Horst Kwech, Toly Arutunoff, John Morton, Denise McCluggage, Roger Mandeville, Bob Leitzinger, Bruce Jennings, Tom Yeager, Hurley Haywood, Brock Yates, Lance Reventlow, Richard Attwood, Phil Currin, Peter Gregg, Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, George Follmer and Bill Scott.

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“If there’s a heaven on Earth, it’s VIR,” actor Paul Newman Oak Tree Tavern

The Foote property reverted to farmland for

beverage has truly been

25 years, until the property was leased and

earned on the track. Finally,

revived by New York real estate developer

overlooking the track is the

and vintage sports car racer Harvey Siegel

27-room Lodge, 18 Pit Road

in 1998. Siegel’s vision for VIR was to create

Suites, and the beautiful two-

America’s first true “motorsports country

story Villas at South Bend.

club,” a vacation destination centered

The track’s renowned natural

around road racing.

terrain course has evolved into what can now be driven in 6

Siegel brought in friend and associate

different configurations, with

Connie Nyholm, a native of Martinsville,

two cross-overs that allow

VA, with extensive background in

simultaneous events on the

commercial real estate, as a co-owner and

North and South courses.

together they have brought the concept to fruition. VIR reopened in 2000 and

Impressive results from a

with the original track’s 3.27 mile center

recent economic study, exposes the overall

line repaved and widened, transformed

economic impact of VIR on surrounding

Even more interesting is that this economic

into a world-class road racing circuit and

communities comes from four different

impact is spread throughout the course of

America’s first motorsports country club.

areas: one-time capital expenditures, such

the year and not just around two or three

as the construction of the race tracks,

specific events. That’s because VIR draws

These days VIR’s 1370-acre campus is

hotels and restaurants; the ongoing

spectators and racers nearly every day of

dotted with new farm-style buildings,

operations, including hosting the track

the calendar year. Aside from the total

including control towers for the North,

events and operating the resort and

dollars involved and the 350,000 estimated

South and Patriot course paddocks; Tech

facilities; the presence of VIR that attracts

annual attendance each year, the effect

Sheds in the North and South paddocks; the

other businesses to the area; and finally the

of spreading that out offers tremendous

multi-use building in the North paddock

money spent by visitors to the VIR region.

benefits in that it doesn’t tax the local

that houses the Pagoda Grill, Oak Tree Pro

It was determined that the businesses that

infrastructure with disruptive traffic,

Shop, restrooms and a banquet hall; and the

VIR attracts, along with visitor spending,

over-crowded restaurants, and overbooked

VIR Gallery. The once rundown antebellum

generates an economic impact of $77.5

hotels.

Foote family home has become a showplace

million annually while supporting a total of

housing Oak Tree Tavern offering fine

1,542 jobs in the city of Danville along with

Though the bulk of attention is focused on

dining, and Connie’s Pub where a refreshing

Pittsylvania and Halifax counties. Local

racing activities at VIR, the historic resort

businesses feel the effect of VIR.

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the hub of MOTORSPORTS has developed many other attractions that continue to grow steadily. Corporate meetings, banquets, weddings, holiday parties, and team building are part of the everyday life there. Attractions such as the Oak Tree Spa, Oak Tree Tavern, The Lodge at VIR, VIR Skeet Range, and VIR Kart Track have all been successful ventures for the facility. The industrial parks at VIR offer tenants a strategic Mid-Atlantic location in the heart of Southern Virginia. Raceplex, home to Ariel Atom supercar manufacturer TMI Autotech, Inc., is a gated industrial park with key pad access. Sites and buildings are available on a lease basis or build-to-suit. The Virginia Motorsport Technology Park (VMTP) is home to SoVA Motion Vehicle Lab, operated by Virginia Tech’s Transportation Institute which features a high tech vehicle dynamics and two advanced driver simulators. Both parks offer their occupants a “tremendous advantage” over their competitors with a premium location adjacent to VIRginia International Raceway’s world-class road courses for on track testing and close proximity to other race support and research and development.

One lap here is like a hundred around Watkins Glen!” Race Car Legend Carol Shelby VIR treasures its past but performs in the present and plans for the future. A lot of progress has been made since the venerable old track came back to life in 2000, and the plans for the future are designed to bring ever more motorsports excitement to racers, club members, and fans for many years to come. No one could have imagined the kind of showplace that exists on the site today. In the words of the late actor Paul Newman, who raced in both amateur and professional competitions for decades, “If

FUN FACT William Thomas Sutherlin, destined to be Danville’s wealthiest citizen of the nineteenthcentury, was born just north of the river in 1822.

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the hub of

industry by linda green

Situated in a picturesque area at the foothill of the Appalachian Mountains along the lively Dan River, Pittsylvania County and the City of Danville offer a unique business opportunity. It is a region recognized nationally as one of the top places to start or expand your business. The localities partner to provide customized assistance to maximize potential incentives and tax benefits while ensuring a company’s ultimate return on investment. There are many reasons to consider doing business in Southern Virginia. Located just sixty miles north of both the Piedmont Triangle and Research Triangle Park, the region is located within one day’s drive of two-thirds of the nation’s population. This makes it an ideal location from which to reach mid-Atlantic markets and

Danville and pittsylvania County have been named one of the top 25 locations in the country to do business.

international shipping destinations, yet

tives to support incoming or entrepreneur-

boasts a mile for minute driving ratio with-

ial companies and is very progressive in

out congestion or traffic delays, as well as

providing regional industrial parks where

air and rail options.

the city and county have cooperated to provide the state’s best examples of shared

The region hosts a world-class business

industrial revenue to support companies

incubator that allows businesses a launch-

and lower their tax burdens.

ing pad for their local operations. The Dan River Business Development Center

With the state’s top per capita private

(DRBDC), an internationally acclaimed

foundation funding to a region and support

business incubator that supports entrepre-

in economic development initiatives from

neurial startups and growth companies.

the Virginia Tobacco Revitalization and

Eliminating deposits for phones, utilities,

Indemnification Commission, the region

and Internet, companies walk in, plug up

is rapidly transitioning from an older dust

and go to work – concentrating on the

belt economy, to a modern manufacturing

success of their business. It is the region’s

and technology economy supported by the

premier professional location with market

nation’s highest speed broadband fibers

lease rates well below the threshold of

from MidAtlantic Broadband and eDan.

much of the nation.

Data transmission is at speeds that rival large regions like Atlanta and Northern

The region has a perfect complement of

Virginia, but are priced as reasonably as any

Enterprise Zones, Hub Zones and incen-

location in the US.

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the hub of INDUSTRY The localities partnered to build joint industrial parks like the CyberPark which hosts the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) and Danville Community College’s Regional Center for Advanced and Applied Technology (RCATT). Averett University has been a Liberal Arts powerhouse in the region for more than 150 years, providing undergraduate and master’s programs in liberal arts curriculums. More than 9,000 students are enrolled at Averett and DCC. The IALR also provides higher education opportunities for master’s and doctoral studies in Engineer-

The region is rapidly transitioning from an older dust belt economy, to a modern manufacturing and technology economy.

ing. The research programs further expand opportunities in partnerships with Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia. A business friendly environment, Danville hosted one of the nation’s first ten established Chambers of Commerce that merged to become one of Virginia’s first regional chambers – Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce-to acquire a five-star accreditation from the US Chamber of Commerce. The region hosts a strong Workforce Investment Board that maximizes the region’s potential workforce opportunities. It also hosts the Dan River Regional Collaborative, a team of funders who have joined the National Funds for Workforce Solutions as one of two rural sites in the nation to provide foundation funding support to workforce partnerships in the region. Whether your employees and management team desire metropolitan housing in a loft apartment, a home on the lake with a 500 mile shoreline, or a century old Victorian mansion or farmhouse, the region offers one of the most diverse and cost efficient real estate markets in the nation. There are also options in country club developments, rural farms, hunting retreats, mountain vineyards or suburban developments and apartments that offer ideal starter homes. Real estate prices and taxes are among the lowest in the nation.

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A commercial airport that hosts the aviation undergraduate and master’s program for Averett University is complimented by Danville’s regional transit system. The region is also located within an hour of the Greensboro Triad Airport and within 90 minutes of

The region offers one of the most diverse and cost efficient real estate markets in the nation.

the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The intersection of US 58 and 29 and the future I 757 corridor provide effective transportation alternatives for the region. Amtrak provides additional options and industries have excellent rail access. A strong public school system in the region includes access to a regional Governor’s School for advanced students. Private educational facilities also offer alternatives for students who desire a specialized opportunity. Magnet schools, robotics teams, state sporting champions, nationally acclaimed bands and orchestras are among the features of the systems. Historical museums, science museums, theaters, amphitheaters, and symphony orchestras add to the ambiance of the region. This is coupled with hiking, as well as mountain bike and river walks and walking trails that wind through the region. Smith Mountain Lake hosts competitions for the nation’s top fishing and golf tournaments, as well as parasailing, boating, and skiing. Virginia International Raceway provides a world renowned racing destination bringing in race teams from around the world. Spectators watch sports cars, motorcycles, and classic vehicles compete at one of top road courses in the nation. VIR joins forces with the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, Virginia Tech and Old Dominion University to provide aerodynamic research experiences that are scheduled year round by race teams, automobile companies, and federal researchers. Take a look around our town and it will become clear why this region has been named one of the top 25 locations in the country for business.

Jeremy Stratton, Economic Developer

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THE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT Danville and Pittsylvania County are the economic hub of a region in transition. Historically, the region was powered by Textiles, Tobacco, and Furniture. Changes in the worldwide economy have forced the region to redefine itself. And with change comes the opportunity to prosper beyond the limits previously known. The economic development teams in Danville and Pittsylvania County, along with a new regional partnership known as the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance, are committed to continuing the job growth in future-forward jobs. Here is a snapshot of the exciting things happening in our local economy.

The Year of Technology BY jeremy stratton economic developer for the city of danville

This isn’t your grandfather’s Danville any-

the five announcements that transpired.

going to expand and build a brand new

While basic manufacturing is stuck in neu-

60,000 square foot facility in Cyber Park at

tral due to geo-political concerns, Danville

the corner of Stinson and Slayton. This new

has capitalized on new companies that will

facility will handle the company’s growth

prepare the community for the future.

in printed circuit boards and testing operations. The expansion will create 50 new

Below are some of the recent economic suc-

jobs and have at least a capital investment

cess stories in Danville.

of $5 million in the building alone. In No-

more. We expect to see a bunch of other

vember 2011, EIT hosted a ribbon cutting of

high-tech companies piggy back on the

CBN Secure Technologies, Inc., which is

the new facility and showcased their new

success of the 2011 announcements, locate

the maker of Virginia’s Driver License,

state-of-the-art building.

in Danville, and create a further buzz about

announced in March 2011 that they were

the region. Over the next ten years, we are

going to expand, add 25 jobs, and in-

In June 2011, Noblis announced that they

going to see the development of our own

vest $1,100,000. The company will add a

would locate a Center for Applied High

version of the Research Triangle Park right

laminate line as well as produce passports

Power Computing in Danville on the

here in Danville on a somewhat smaller

for New Zealand. CBN is located in Cyber

third floor of the Old Belt One Building.

scale. In Danville’s push to diversify and

Park.

The project features one of the first Cray

grow its economy, 2011 can definitely be described as the year of technology due to

XMT2 Supercomputers in the private secEIT announced in May 2011 that they were

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tor. Normally, supercomputers are only


the hub of industry available at major research universities or military research installations. The Cray Supercomputer enables Noblis to conduct high powered graphic analytic projects for clients that may range from global warming projects to terrorism and national security.

Noblis is installing in Danville one of the first Cray XMT2 Supercomputers in the private sector. GSO Aviation announced their intentions to locate in Airside Industrial Park in September 2011. The company’s business is expanding rapidly, and the company needed a new building to accommodate the growth. Greensboro’s assistance was lukewarm at best, and Danville was willing to build a new facility and lease it to the company. GSO refurbishes hydraulic component parts for major airline aircraft. Originally, the company was going to create at least 15 jobs. With U.S. Senator Warner in attendance at the announcement, new doors have opened up for GSO Aviation to expand in the future. Engineered Biopharmaceuticals announced in October 2011 that they have opened lab and office space at the Dan River Business Development Authority to develop and commercialize a dry powder form vaccination for diseases, such as anthrax. Dry powder last much longer than the liquid format, and hence the U.S. military is very interested in the product to save tax payers money. Engineered Biopharmaceuticals is planning to build a new facility in Cyber Park in 2014.

creating Jobs one success story at a time by kenneth l. boWMan economic developer for pittSyvania county

It really all comes down to jobs. And not just jobs, but good jobs. To accomplish this lofty goal, we must support the companies that create jobs. The Pittsylvania County Office of Economic Development has made great strides over the past twelve months and we are looking forward to even greater opportunities in 2012. We have worked to attract new companies, expand existing businesses, and grow new businesses by promoting entrepreneurship. Early in 2011 we were able to locate Growing Virginia to the Brosville Industrial Park. Co-owners Chris Moore and Rory Smith will harvest and sell freshwater striped bass and organic vegetables. Growing Virginia will combine aquaculture, or raising fish in tanks, with hydroponics, which is cultivating plants in water. The company will produce freshwater striped bass, organic produce and plants for sale to brokers, retailers and wholesalers locally and then expanding as the company grows. The facility, once completed, will consist of one building, several greenhouses and will also

It really all comes down to jobs.

be used for education and research. Growing Virginia’s first shipment is planned for mid-2012.

fun fact danville and

Axxor North America made its way across the Atlantic, from the Netherlands, to land

pittsylvania county

in the vacant shell building located in the

sent more than 3,000 men

Ringgold Industrial Park. Axxor N.A. will

to fight for the Confederacy

enter the U.S. market to supply honeycomb

during the civil War. they

core that is used in IKEA subsidiary Swedwood North America’s product line. As its first U.S. operation, Axxor N.A. will now be

fought in major battles with almost 900 losing their lives.

able to impact the North American market. We realized that when Swedwood located in Cane Creek that it only made sense to locate the suppliers within close proximity

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the hub of INDUSTRY of their plant. This is the result of locat-

the slowest economic recovery in a genera-

ing a prime supplier to the company. Over

tion, Pittsylvania County has fared well.

the long term, projects like this, that are

While we have much more work to do, the

interconnected, will help build a dynamic

early results of this long-term effort have

and thriving regional economy. This project

been promising. We’ve positioned Pittsyl-

took approximately eighteen months to

vania County to not only recover locally,

materialize but, in the end, was well worth

but to be a leader in the national recov-

the effort.

ery. We are emerging as an even stronger county and community that offers all of its

Amthor International, a manufacturer

citizens more economic opportunities.

of truck-mounted tanks, announced in late 2011 that they were expanding their company in the Gretna Industrial Park. The company opened its manufacturing plant in Gretna in 1992 to build tanks for fuel delivery vehicles, water trucks, and fire department pump trucks. Arnold “Butch” Amthor is very enthusiastic about how the business has grown, not only within the United States but, across the globe. Amthor’s

The Spirit of Regional

Cooperation

On a Mission to Assist with Job Growth

“This is exactly the kind of proactive and cooperative effort that is so crucial to facilitating economic growth and private sector job creation.”

Virginia Governor McDonnell

shipped to countries all over the world.

by Leigh Cockram Executive Director of Southern Virginia Regional Alliance

In addition to the above successes, we

The newly formed Southern Virginia

are currently working with the Danville

Regional Alliance (SVRA), an economic

Office of Economic Development in joint

development marketing organization for

Formed in March of 2011, the SVRA has

projects for the area. Although still in the

the counties of Halifax, Henry, Patrick and

been working towards creating a compre-

engineering stage, the Berry Hill Mega Park

Pittsylvania Counties along with the Cities

hensive marketing message to site selec-

is gaining momentum. McCallum Sweeney

of Danville and Martinsville, is on a mission

tion consultants and company executives

Consulting of Greenville, S.C., an indepen-

to bring more economic development leads

regarding the many benefits Southern Vir-

dent firm commissioned by the Regional

to the region.

ginia has to offer any company. In March,

tanks are being fitted to various trucks and

Virginia Governor McDonnell said, “This is

Industrial Facilities Authority, will award their certification by the end of the first

Anyone looking to move into or expand

exactly the kind of proactive and coopera-

quarter 2012. A certified, ready-for-de-

within the Commonwealth of Virginia

tive effort that is so crucial to facilitating

velopment mega site in Southern Virginia

should take a close look at Southern Virgin-

economic growth and private sector job

gives the region a huge advantage in re-

ia. Our communities have done an amazing

creation. We face a tough and competitive

cruiting new manufacturing facilities and

job in investing in themselves; with state-

global economy. We are competing daily

other industries. There is a large demand

of-the-art industrial parks equipped with

against China, Singapore and India. We

for certified industrial sites by the automo-

modern utilities, including Mid-Atlantic

can’t undermine our collective effort as a

tive, steel, and chemical industry. The Berry

Broadband fiber, and innovative workforce

Commonwealth by inadvertently compet-

Hill Mega Park will provide the Southern

training centers, the Southern Virginia

ing against each other at the same time.

Virginia Region and the Commonwealth

region is capable of handling any industrial

Regions must work together to bring good

of Virginia a big advantage when these

and back office project brought to our at-

work opportunities to our citizens. That is

companies are looking for a large industrial

tention. The SVRA will work to ensure we

what the Southern Virginia Regional Alli-

property suitable for major manufacturing

are aware of any project looking to do busi-

ance will do. This partnership will maxi-

to locate in. Grading of the first parcel of

ness on the East Coast, as we want a shot at

mize the tremendous resources found in

land is planned during 2012.

proving to the company that we are a viable

each Southern Virginia locality, and make

place to open a facility.

the region an even more attractive location

Despite the worst national recession and

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for new employers. This Alliance will get


the hub of INDUSTRY results, and the result will be new good-paying jobs for Southern Virginia.” In June of 2011, I joined the SVRA as its Executive Director. Since then, the alliance has actively been marketing the region. The regional website, GoSouthernVirginia.com was launched in early October and the SVRA is already working several regional projects. “I am thrilled with the progress the SVRA has made in six short months,” said Jeremy Stratton, City of Danville Office of Economic Development Director and Chairman of the SVRA. “We are already getting leads and the marketing of the region hasn’t really started. I am confident the regional marketing approach will benefit all of the localities involved in having the opportunity to work more projects.” Our mission at the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance is to accelerate the job growth and increase the tax base for the counties of Halifax, Henry, Patrick and Pittsylvania, as well as the cities of Danville and Martinsville. The SVRA will be responsible for marketing the region globally as a great place to live, work and play. The SVRA will have a coherent message inclusive of all regional data and will be solely focused on the recruitment of new industries into the regional footprint. So anyone looking to do business in a location central to over two-thirds of the U.S. population should explore why Dollar General, Goodyear Tire, Nestle, Presto and ICF International call Southern Virginia home. For More information visit GoSouthernVirginia.com.

FUN FACT The biggest nineteenth-century boost to Danville’s economy arrived on June 19, 1856 in the form of a wood-burning locomotive, bringing passengers from Richmond. More than 5,000 people cheered as they saw the smoke-belching behemoth emerge from the covered bridge erected by the Richmond and Danville Railroad over the Dan River. COMEVISITOURTO W N.com 83


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A World-Class Business Incubator THE DAN RIVER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

importantly, the DRBDC nurtures opportunities for entrepreneurs in this region. It is about supporting the climate of innovation and rewarding the efforts and results of these businesses.

HISTORY OF SUCCESS With an eighty-two percent success rate of companies surviv-

Danville and Pittsylvania County are fortunate to

ing after they “graduate” from center services and support,

have a state-of-the-art, world-class business incu-

the DRBDC is poised to continue to work with local economic

bator. A collaborative effort of the city and county governments, The Dan River Business Development Center (DRBDC) has helped hundreds of businesses acclimate themselves to the economic environment of Southern Virginia while offering national

developers to support business development and success. Companies have received equity financing, research and development grants, and gained cash flow from increased markets and sales. Ultimately it is the recognition that supporting entrepreneurship is good business that is the key to this success. Providing the right resources to assist the companies and creating an environment for them to succeed has garnered the

quality tools and assistance.

commitment and support from the region.

DRBDC was recognized in 2008 as the top US mixed use incuba-

STARTUP SUPPORT

tor by the National Business Incubation Association as the only

A few of these partners and assets are highlighted below.

US finalist for the NBIA Incubator of the Year Awards. Recog-

• The Riverview Rotary Resource Library housed at the

nized as the United States’ sixth International Soft Landings

DRBDC, provides Internet access, books, manuals and periodi-

Incubator by NBIA, DRBDC joined five other US incubators

cals for aspiring entrepreneurs and tenants – it is open to the

and six international ones that attained this certification from

public from 8-5 Monday through Friday.

among more than 5,000 incubators worldwide. The DRBDC is

• The Kauffman Foundation NewVenture, TechVenture, and

the only east coast incubator south of Maryland, to attain this

GrowthVenture peer-to-peer programs are delivered in con-

designation, signifying the DRBDC as the best location for an

junction with mentors, coaches and advisors from across the

international business to incubate their US operations. More

region.

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• A yearly business plan competition each year for companies to vet their business plans and performing the due diligence and presentation coaching necessary to assist them not only with the award process, but also with equity presentations suitable for Angel and Venture Capital financing or commercial lenders. • Procurement assistance from the Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprises (internal tenant) who assists companies in Small and Women and Minority Business Certification used for contracting benefits in the Commonwealth of Virginia along with the Virginia Department of Business Assistance support in Electronic Virginia registration (eVa). • Business planning and market feasibility assistance from the Southside Business Technology Center, one of the fastest growing nonprofit business consulting firms in the state (internal tenant). • SBA Financing assistance and small business assistance from the Longwood Small Business Development Center. • Danville Pittsylvania Chamber of Commerce’s Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame is hosted at the center as a tribute to emerging and enduring entrepreneurs across the region. These award winners represent the entrepreneurial successes and opportunities of the region and their photos are hung proudly on the center walls – inspiring hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs who read abstracts of their inspirational success. • Mentors, advisors, coaches, volunteers and donors work to support the tenants and ensure entrepreneurial successes, and tenants support one another in a strong network of local entrepreneurs.

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the hub of technology

Institute for Advanced Learning and Research

the hub of

technology institute for advanced learning and research by chris horne

conference and event services. “The Institute” is focused on a leader in the region’s transformation into a Technology Hub. One of the visionary programs at The Institute is Institute for Sustainable and Renewable Resources, known as the ISRR. It is the

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research is a center for

springboard for plant tissue culture and molecular biology research

education, research, and conferencing – a place to learn, discover,

that develops new methods and technologies for developing and

collaborate, and celebrate. This public facility helps enable the

producing biomass crops and high-value ornamental plants, as well

greater Southern Virginia region to emerge as a leader when it

as unique analytical services for collaborating partners. The ISRR is

comes to new technology, innovative learning, and unparalleled

connected to several of 2012’s new projects and initiatives.

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the hub of technology

ISRR research has just triggered its first

lady astor, born nancy

commercial spinoff this year, the Dan River

Witcher langhorne in

Plant Propagation Center. The center has already created jobs and provides a path-

Danville in 1879, was the first

way to commercialization. Highly advanced

woman to serve in the british

analytical capabilities continue to enable

parliament. she returned

ISRR to provide a unique suite of services

to visit danville in 1922, and

to partners. Labs with cutting-edge equipment analyze a wide spectrum of plant

distributed roses to local

molecules. To extend its reach even further,

school children.

ISRR has added an analytical chemist adept at specialized compound analysis. ISRR’s impact on the technology surrounding agriculture and horticulture make it a natural for advanced learning programs and community outreach. Boy scouts, biology students at George Washington High

lady astor rose

School, and Cooperative Extension Agents have all toured ISRR’s facilities in 2011. Students in the Governor’s School program, summer high school interns, and biology undergrads at Averett University are all connecting with plant biology through ISRR. On the horizon, ISRR is looking into tomatoes, potatoes and pennycress. Another exciting initiative is the Lady Astor rose, with broad implications that resonate in both the laboratory and the community. In partnership with Langhorne House and Growing Virginia, ISRR is propagating the Lady Astor rose, recently adopted by Danville as the official city flower. The collaboration among the Institute, Growing Virginia and Langhorne House is preserving that fragrant pink variety, which will be available to the public this year.

SENTEC

SENTEC

value chemicals, fuels and materials. SENTEC will be the headquarters for the research and development of biomass crops, conversion technologies, co-products from conversion

The Sustainable Energy and Technology

processes, and feasibility studies for establishing bio-refineries in Southern Virginia. SEN-

Center (SENTEC) will open in spring 2012.

TEC is leveraging an eight-million-dollar investment by the Virginia Tobacco Commis-

This innovative new headquarters for re-

sion into a structure that truly embodies the notion of sustainability. It has a cistern to

search and technology not only changes the

collect rainwater for irrigation, a vegetated roof to reduce storm water runoff, solar panels

Institute’s skyline; it helps to pave the way

that provide renewable energy, and 75% of its construction waste was reused or recycled.

for an entirely new industry for Southern

Dewberry of Danville designed SENTEC, and New Atlantic Contracting of Winston-Sa-

Virginia. SENTEC will enable businesses

lem, NC handled the construction. The primary tenant began moving in to SENTEC in

to test and develop conversion processes

late 2011, where it will establish a pilot plant for its processes and bring several dozen

that will convert bio-feedstock into high-

jobs in technology to the region.

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National Tire Research Center – a joint venture for the Institute and Virginia Tech The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute will bring the National Tire Research Center to Virginia International Raceway beginning in 2012. This tire, vehicle and performance research facility will be located less than 30 minutes from Danville, and will become a major catalyst for change and opportunity in the region. General Motors has committed that it will use the center to test every make and model of tire that it uses on its new vehicle models. This commitment sets the center apart from any other research facility of its type. VTTI will also continue the performance engineering and research already established by the Institute’s VIPER program. As a result, numerous companies have expressed interest in being close to this world class center. The center will be managed by Virginia

The Institute, as it is known locally, is a world-class,

Tech in partnership with the Institute.

multi-purpose facility that operates as a technology-

The Conference Center with Taste

forward research, education, and conference

Often referred to as the doorway of The Institute, the

center. It has outreach programs for people of all

Institute Conference Center creates the first impression

ages, including a state of the art public computer

for visitors, and serves as a gathering place for education, business, and celebrations. An entirely new venture for the

lab. It is truly a center of business and community

ICC will add to the landscape of options for convenient

activity and is the host for many of the area’s most

yet high-quality food in the Danville area. Its partnership

popular events including the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Southside

with Maryland-based Sodexo, a worldwide leader in food services, will give rise to a full-service delicatessen at the Institute. This business will emerge not only as a unique

Show-Biz Trade Show which is the area’s most

alternative for lunch, but also as a resource for advanced

popular business expo.

learning when it comes to cooking and healthy eating. The Conference Center offers leading-edge services and technology for all types of organizations. Video-conferencing enables both corporate and educational groups to interact and connect despite remote locations. The ICC also packages workforce and executive training services. Church and social groups can have photos of their Conference Center events assembled into a video. The ICC’s professional and attentive staff plan and implement gatherings involving a broad spectrum of groups, from Fortune 500 companies to wedding receptions. As the Conference Center evolves, its uncompromising service and attention to detail keep the ICC team focused on remaining the premier conference and meeting facility in Southern Virginia. For more information visit IALR.org.

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High-Tech Firm Moves Technology Into Tobacco Country EcomNets’ Odyssey from DC to Danville BY ANDREW SCOTT BROOKS

In the heart of tobacco country, a hightech boom is taking place. EcomNets is building a green data storage center amid the old textile mills and tobacco farms of rural southern Virginia. Ten-year-old technology company, EcomNets, specializes in software development, Green IT, IT Solutions, and Quality Assurance. Now the company is opening a Green Data Center in Danville, Virginia. This facility will serve as a disaster recovery site for businesses and governments. The developments come as EcomNets was searching for economic incentives for a manufacturing site near their corporate headquarters in Herndon, Virginia back in 2010. After a suggestion from Virginia’s U.S. Senator Jim Webb’s office, EcomNets

Pictured (above) Raj Kosuri, EcomNets CEO; (below) EcomNets Green Data Center in Danville, VA.

found itself entertaining a trip to Danville.

EcomNets was diligent and determined that our region was one of the leastexpensive, safest places they can build or buy.

The scenic drive after the 2010 snow storm, proved to be worth the trip.

tor. “It’s bringing renewed optimism to the

Danville’s own fiber network, and the com-

people of the town, especially the business

pany retooled the facility to become a small

The City of Danville laid out the red carpet.

owners. We’re interested to see where it

data center (20,000 SF). The idea is to

The economic incentives and community

takes us.”

offer off-site data storage, disaster recovery, and cloud services at better rates than their

support were a welcomed vibe for the city

competitors near Washington, DC.

dwellers from the suburbs of Washington,

What started out as a manufacturing

DC. The draw appears to be the region’s

opportunity, has now mushroomed into

relatively cheap office space, inexpensive

a green data center opportunity. In fact,

Data centers in rural areas make perfect

power, and access to broadband fiber.

EcomNets originally started out with the

sense. Tech firms should incorporate this

While construction is nearing completion,

intention to build a manufacturing facility

strategy into their method of expansion.

local officials are hopeful that Danville-

for their Verdio Green PC, but with the

After all, data centers are expensive to

Pittsylvania County will continue to

advent of iPads, Tablets, and iPhones, that

build and maintain. In addition, they con-

develop into a technology hub.

challenge became an expensive one.

sume huge amounts of water and electric-

“This could be a real boom to Danville and

After a year of hits and misses, EcomNets

for low-cost real estate and stable sites in

to Pittsylvania County,” said Jeremy Strat-

became aware of the Mid-Atlantic Broad-

terms of weather and geographic activity.

ton, Danville Economic Development Direc-

band Cooperative along with the city of

EcomNets was diligent and determined that

ity. Technology companies are looking

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our region was one of the least-expensive, safest places they can build or buy. Danville was long a textile and tobacco hub in southern Virginia. After the signing of NAFTA, the textile industry has all but shut down, and most of the jobs moved to China and India. The city of Danville sits 250 miles south of Data Center Mecca. Ashburn, a suburb of Washington DC, is the largest peering point on the Internet Map. More traffic flows through northern Virginia, than the entire world, at extremely high prices. Danville takes advantage of the MidAtlantic Broadband Cooperative, which offers extremely affordable rates on carrier class fiber. EcomNets sits right on the backbone pipe inside a GigaPark. “The City of Danville is attractive to EcomNets for a number of reasons: space available, the land, the access to power and broadband, and the close proximity to our headquarters here, which is always good for us,” EcomNets CEO, Raj Kosuri said by telephone from Herndon. And, as tech companies take work as far afield as India and China, the company clearly sees an advantage to boasting of local expansion.

“The Commonwealth of Virginia is our home. It’s where the majority of our employees live, work, and pay taxes, this is just another example of EcomNets in our state. We’re very excited about that, and the people of Danville are very excited, too,” he said. “Our goal in Danville is to be a disaster recovery site and off-site data storage for SMBs and government agencies looking for a price competitive option.” Ecomnets has established itself as one of the cornerstones of the budding technology emergence of Southern Virginia.

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business W.d. rowe by lucy ella

If you are anything like me, you look for art and/or a history lesson wherever you can find it. One of my favorite destinations... cemeteries. Yes, I know this sounds odd. However, find a cemetery that is older than you; marvel at the monuments, check out the dates, and stories of lives literally unfold. Due to the popularity of shows like CSI or Six Feet Under, death and the preparation of the dead have become somewhat of an iconic fascination. I too, am intrigued with the transition from life into the hereafter but I never gave much thought to the origin of the stones or monuments. I never once considered how those headstones and

photo top: linda & edith Burns, photo right: Statue of harry Wooding with etched base.

monuments came to be. W.D. Rowe has supported Danville and the

work, officially accepted the job with sunny

world, since 1885. Mother and daughter

skies and an optimist heart.

owners, Edith and Linda Burns run the business today. Edith began her career at

Linda, Edith’s daughter, and former 30-year

W.D. Rowe as a single mother of three in

teaching veteran of Danville Public Schools

1967. Being a bookkeeper and sales person,

use to ask her mother how she handled the

with one year of business school under her

role, considering the business’s theme was

belt, she found herself in need of a job to

primarily death and or mourning, Edith

support her young family. She saw an ad

replied, “you allow the day to bring itself,

in the paper and thought, why not? Her

if the customer cries, I cry with them.

first day reflected Edith’s mixed emotions

However, a lot of times people come here

about her new career choice, dreary and

and have already grieved.” Linda now

rainy, feeling pessimistic; she left that

shares the same pride her mother feels, “it

day not knowing what to do and shared

gives you a deep sense of gratitude to help

her concerns with the then owner, Ernest

someone especially in the time of life when

Meyers. The very next day she returned to

they’ve never had to do this before.

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We guide them through the process of buying their final memorial to their loved one. It is an honor.” W.D. Rowe founded the business in 1885. Ernest Meyers purchased the business later. Then in 1975, Leland Scearce and Edith Burns became co-owners. They mutually shared the responsibilities of the business until Mr. Scearce passed in 1991. Edith, like her customers, is not sheltered from heartache and uses her personal experiences to assist her clients, losing both sons Michael then later Johnny. With great respect and admiration Linda and Edith share with me the numerous ways

Cleaning of a monument dedicated to the victims and survivors of crime and child abuse.

Johnny made his mark on the business, the sign out front, modernizing the shop, maps of cemeteries throughout local cities. His presence is still very much there. Johnny’s wife, Susan, works for Edith and has done

Bermuda, and France. The cut stones

businesses to W.D. Rowe are soliciting the

so for the last 12 years.

without etching now arrive on site from

aid from funeral homes in their sales, which

Georgia, Minnesota, and Vermont. In

pay commissions. W.D. Rowe decided

Also included in the family business, one

years past, the stone slab would arrive and

not to take this avenue because they want

of two grandsons, Robert Burns, a Radford

W.D.Rowe would cut and chisel the work

to keep their costs as low as possible for

graduate assists in the business activities.

down.

their consumer. Only ten percent of their

Finally rounding out the group, Mark

business is prepaid, meaning a person

Saunders, of 12 years is the artist. He can

Edith Burns even traveled abroad

decides upon and pays for arrangements

create everything from hummingbirds

for the first time when she escorted

prior to, ergo 90 percent of W.D.Rowe’s

to Harleys” on headstones, according to

and watched the installation of Lady

patrons acquire their memorial post. W.D.

Edith. With computer-aided technology,

Astor’s commemorative plaque in 1992;

Rowe work with their customers to ensure

W.D. Rowe can match script and/or

commissioned locally by the Colonial

satisfaction.

recreate photos on markings, barns, farms,

Dames of the 17th Century. The plaque

automobiles and/or pictures can be added

marks the life of Lady Astor, a former

W.D. Rowe also assists with a variety

to honor family members. Johnny used to

Danville resident, on her London home,

of other needs, such as pet memorials,

say “if you have something to say about a

Hever Castle. Lady Astor was the first

headstone cleaning and repair, vases,

loved one, say it in stone.”

female in British Parliament.

mausoleums, monuments, and sandblasting (the removal of paint from lawn furniture,

W.D. Rowe’s works are seen throughout

Edith and Linda discussed some

the world, not only in cemeteries; the statue

misconceptions about the business. Stones

of the typical cadet at Hargrave, the statue

can be laid in the winter, because of the

Prior to leaving, Edith and Linda

of the former and first Mayor of Danville,

placement of the stone, not directly on

affectionately shared Christmas cards and

Mr. Wooding, the Latin expression that

top of the grave. They can be laid at any

thank you notes from former customers. It

welcomes guests to the courthouse,

time. The ground doesn’t require “settling.”

is clear their family extends beyond name

along with the date commemorating

Those choosing cremation are acquiring

and their 100-year success. W.D. Rowe

the courthouse’s construction, all W.D.

plaques to commemorate their loved ones

celebrates both the lives they tribute and

Rowe. Headstones and monuments have

on family plots. Finally, like most things,

those that contribute.

been shipped to Fairfax, North Carolina,

it does pay to shop around. Comparable

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h.W. brown florist

telephone wiring system to Danville, seven

60 years. Terry’s father, Tommy, who

children, grand and great-grandchildren,

retired after 65 years greeted me upon

by lucy ella

many of them veterans, prominent business

entering the shop. With a chuckle, Tommy

leaders, parents, and friends. Mr. and Mrs.

told me “Myrtle at first did not like coming

Ever wonder how cities were created? They

Brown may not have been citizens, but

into the shop, now you can’t pull her way.”

do not just come to life on their own. They

they helped create the land on which we

are made by local citizens, daily. In 1882,

celebrate.

H.W. Brown relocated with his wife from

After returning from Washington and Lee, Terry joined the shop full-time. He felt like

Keswick to Danville. His pilgrimage may

Take a stroll downtown on Chestnut.

he owed it to the family to see if he would

not seem arduous, but it began years earlier

Meander into H.W. Brown’s and you will

like it. He did not want to have any regrets

in England. H.W. Brown and his wife wed

find Terry, or maybe his mother, Myrtle,

about the business. More than 30 years

in 1871 in London. Upon saying, “I Do” they

who has been with H.W. Brown’s for over

later, Terry is obviously satisfied.

immediately boarded for the New World. From Richmond, to Keswick, to Danville, Brown knew he wanted a business of his own. He heard that the Mill was going to Danville, abundant opportunity awaited, so off they went. The Browns started their floral shop in the basement of their home on the corner of Green and Chestnut Street. As business boomed, Brown built the establishment that still stands today on Chestnut. H.W. Brown’s is a gorgeous floral shop complete with a greenhouse, light, life, and a lot of love. Brown is a Danville Founding Father. His legacy has connections throughout the city’s rich history- the Old 97, bringing the

Photo L to R: Terry, Myrtle & Tommy

Pictured from left to right: Sam Brown, H.W. Brown, Dudley Brown, William Brown, Harry Brown, Mrs Brown (Sarah), Sarah (Sallie) Brown Shadrick, Myrtle Brown and Violet Brown.

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The pride wells up as he elaborates, “A piece of me is with my customer when they pick up an arrangement I’ve created. I love getting to work with brides on creating their special day. They bring photos of flowers they’ve

Midtown Market

Irene Grant, Jan Harris Staying the Same in an EverChanging Business BY JOYCE WILBURN

seen, their dress, and their bridesmaids’ dresses. We work together, getting to

Irene Grant and Jan Grant Harris sit side-

know one another. I am so grateful to

by-side in a closet-size office that is the

be a part of such a memorable time in

headquarters for Danville’s Midtown Market

their lives.

on Chambers Street and reminisce about the popular store that has been a Grant family

The similarities to other industries are

business since December 1952.

surprising. The bulk of Brown’s flowers come from South America. The flowers

Irene, the matriarch of the family, laughs as she

are packaged and shipped within hours

recalls the on-the-job training daughter Jan

of picking. Much like the food we

received in the grocery business in the early

consume, refrigeration “boxes” align

60s, “I worked here and brought Jan with me.

the crop which is handled with great

At the age of two, she rang up groceries while

care, transported, and delivered within

standing on top of a milk crate.” As Jan grew,

hours to their destination.

so did her responsibilities of stocking shelves, bagging groceries, and making deliveries with

Eighty-five percent of Terry’s business is over the phone. “Being affiliated with floral

her father, B. C. Grant, Jr. When his health

networks like Teleflora and FTD has been extremely helpful. Florists share a great

began to fail in the late 1980s, Jan stepped in

network to better serve our local customers. If a customer comes into my shop, but

and eventually became owner and president.

wants to order something for a friend in California, we discuss what they want. They can even pay me. Then I contact one of our colleagues out there. I get my customer a

“I love it. It’s in my blood,” says Jan, a Danville

trusted florist and it is all taken care of. There are no worries about the flowers, delivery,

Community College business graduate, who

etcetera. Having the Internet has been a huge asset. Customers call and tell me exactly

has battled health problems. Almost seven

what they are looking at. There are no wires crossed in the conversation. I know exactly

years ago, a tear in Jan’s carotid artery, the

what they want and how to help them,” Terry said.

main blood vessel in the neck, caused a stroke that left her paralyzed and unable to talk,

When Valentine’s Day approaches Terry gets in high gear for his busiest day of they

but it did not damage her positive attitude

year. “We add five drivers for the one day to deliver the top-selling flower, red roses.

and commitment to family and business. “I’m

Christmas is the busiest season. Mother’s Day is the busiest week. But, on Valentine’s

getting well,” she says with a determination

Day , we are on the go from morning to night.”

that leaves no doubt in the listener’s mind that a full recovery is not only possible

Flowers, like wine, are experiencing a new type of consumer, a discerning palette. One

but imminent. With the help of Mark, her

who might not want a traditional bouquet, but something more delicate and rare. A stem

husband of 28 years, Jan has relearned basic

or two of lilies, an elegant way to show appreciation that is slightly less common than

skills and works daily in the store that is like a

its floral predecessors. But, when pressed for the top three blooms in demand- roses,

second home.

lilies, and daisies, they convey almost any point at every price. Midtown’s existence predates the Grant Regardless of your message, “I love you,” Thank you,” “I’m sorry,” or “Have a great

family’s involvement. In 1921, J. M. Church

day,” you can say it with a bud. Drop by H.W. Brown’s. Terry and Myrtle will happily

opened Church’s Grocery in the building

collaborate with you to brighten the recipient’s day.

constructed by Frank Cox. It retained that name when B. C. Grant, Jr. and his cousin, Ernest Jones, purchased the business from Harden Shumate in 1952. When Grant bought

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his cousin’s share of the business in 1966, the name was changed to Midtown Market. “It was mid-way between downtown and Schoolfield,” Irene explains. In the 1970s, Grant purchased the historic building. Customers were drawn to the quaint store on the narrow street between Grove and Main Streets because of the owner’s commitment to quality and customer service. Its reputation for having the best steaks in town and the family’s secret recipe for delicious chicken salad made it a natural choice for discriminating buyers. “We sell 300 pounds of chicken salad every day and more than 700 pounds during the holiday season,” says Irene crediting her late husband’s cousin with the original recipe that was perfected by her husband. The meat department in the back of the store, which opened in 1938, sells customcut meat, including Black Angus beef. A sign in an old black-and-white photo of the store says it all, “We tell the truth about our meats.” Looking around the store that hasn’t changed much since 1921, Irene quips, “We are living history,” and as if on cue, Jan points to a spot in the ceiling where the pipe from a pot-bellied stove once entered the ceiling. The feel of wooden floors underfoot, the fragrance of chicken being cooked, the sound of a small bell announcing the arrival of another customer, and Jan’s commitment to quality and service are proof that some things should remain the same even in an ever-changing business. Midtown Market, located off Main Street at 7 Chambers Street, is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to traditional grocery items, custom-cut meat, and chicken salad, Midtown specializes in produce from local farmers, bottled milk and milk products from the Homestead Creamery, boxed lunches, fruit and vegetable trays, cooked hams and turkeys, and party trays. For more information, call 434.793.8211.

Irene Grant and Jan Harris of Midtown Market. Photo by Michelle Dalton Photography

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Rippes: More Than 100 Years and Going Strong BY SUSAN ELZEY

In 2006, Rippe’s celebrated its 100th anniversary of clothing Danville’s women in the finest of fashions. The business is now in its third generation of ownership with Ben Rippe, grandson of the founder, at its helm. Rippe’s began in 1907 when Benjamin Rippe, a native New Yorker seeking his fortune in the South, and his wife, Annie Allen, the daughter of a retail merchant in Hillsborough, N.C., selected a location in the heart of Danville’s booming tobacco

Lisa Kerr, general manager and general merchandise manager, and Ben Rippe, owner of Rippe’s, work hard to keep their customers dressed in the latest fashion as the store continues more than 100 years of fashion success.

warehouse district for a clothing store.

During its 100th year of business, Rippe’s

million economic impact on the Danville

“Gibson Girl” fashions were the rage with

confirmed its commitment to the future

area economy.

neck-high shirtwaists, frilly petticoats,

by opening a separate shoe store—Rippe’s

hats, high-top lace-up shoes, and parasols.

Shoes—in the adjoining building. In 2008,

Continuing to Succeed

Business at the store was brisk.

Rippe’s responded to continuing customer

Ben attributes Rippe’s enduring success to

requests for fashionable sportswear

several reasons:

In 1919, Rippe’s relocated to uptown Main

separates in women’s sizes and began

Street to larger quarters.

offering Rippe’s Woman fashions from 14W

“I’ve remained a student of the business

and up.

through the years, trying new things. We

Benjamin died in 1934 and left the operation

continue to offer honest value at every

to his wife. Their son, Murray, joined her

Success Through the Years

after college graduation but soon left to

Rippe’s has been a success story throughout

which businesses we have wanted to be in

fight in World War II. Returning from the

its history. In fact, Ben knows of only

and have a broad size range spectrum from

war, they built a new, modern building in

one year when the business didn’t thrive,

0-20 Misses and from 14 to 24 Women’s,

1947. By 1965 they had added an adjoining

and that was during the wage and price

shoes 5 to 11 and 35 to 42 (European), with

downtown building and expanded to

controls of President Richard M. Nixon

upper moderate to better and designer

almost 10,000 square feet.

during the 1970s.

merchandise.”

In 1978, Ben left a career in agronomy and

Even during the economic downturn of the

The store stocks approximately 5,000

agricultural economics to join Rippe’s.

last few years, Rippe’s has done well, Ben

items from more than 250 manufacturers at

Nine years later, Ben earned an MBA at

said.

any given time. Ben and his buyers travel

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business while managing Rippe’s.

price point,” he said. “We have decided

throughout the world to find fashions to Rippe’s success is good for the community.

satisfy the needs and wants of the modern

A study done by the Longwood University

woman.

In 1992, Murray and his wife, Esther,

Small Business Development Center,

sold all the stock to Ben, and the third

concluded that over the past eighteen

“The income level we serve is from the

generation now owned the store.

years Rippe’s has had approximately a $50

lower moderate level to the top two

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Rippe’s opened to great success in 1947 as a modern, new-from-the-ground-up store.

percent, and we draw from a sixty mile

some charge, some buy a lot, some buy a

patients. Ben’s mother is a breast cancer

radius from Lynchburg and Gretna south

little,” he said. “The ideal customer comes

survivor.

to Reidsville, Greensboro, N.C., Winston-

often because we have new merchandise

Salem, N.C., and west from Stuart,

coming in every day.”

The store holds an annual Benefit Fashion Show for Breast Cancer each October with

Martinsville to South Boston, Clarksville on the east,” Ben said. “Eighty percent of our

That’s not the only reason people continue

100 percent of the ticket price going to the

business is from that region and the other

to shop at Rippe’s, though. The store also

DCA.

twenty percent from New York to Florida.”

offers personal attentions from Rippe’s professionals in a relaxed atmosphere,

He also credits Rippe’s success to

custom alterations, store charge accounts,

“wonderful employees” and finding fashion

no-fee layaway, free gift wrapping and

niches to fulfill, such as their lines of

delivery in the United States and Canada.

Rippe’s is located at 559 Main St, Downtown, Danville, VA and is open year-round Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more infor-mation, call (434) 792-6822 or go to www.rippes.com.

sportswear, accessories, shoes, boots, suits for careers and occasions, and coats and

Rippe’s is known also for its wide selection

furs at value pricing.

of value priced furs as well as fur services,

FUN FACT

including a cold storage vault and fur Although it’s too early to speak about a

conditioning, repair on site, and restyling

fourth generation in the business—Ben’s

options.

dad retired at 77—Ben said, “This business will have some line of succession. There will be continuity.”

Serving the Customers

Community Involvement

Susie M. Sharp of Reidsville became the state’s first female superior

The store is also proud of its continuing

court judge and later the first

community involvement. Education

female Chief Justice of the

endowments, the Arts and some of the

North Carolina State Supreme

Ben said customers use many options to

United Way charities have been Rippe’s

purchase from Rippe’s.

greatest focus. A special interest is raising

Court.

money for the Danville Cancer Association, “Some put their purchases on layaway,

which provides services for local cancer

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A New Day for Healthcare in the Region Quality care should always be available

But

close to home.

a

Danville Regional has

perhaps commitment

more has

importantly, been

made

been proud to serve our community with

by every physician, nurse and healthcare

more than 30 medical specialties, for more

professional

than 120 years. Today, we are raising the

to strengthen our ability to provide

bar and welcoming a new day – as we

the right care – right here for years to come.

move forward with even more resources and a greater commitment to quality care.

It’s

a

at

difference

Danville

that

Regional

you’ll

see,

and a difference that you’ll hear from

Danville Regional is a Duke Medicine

your loved ones, friends and neighbors

Quality Affiliate hospital. Just as our

who receive care at Danville Regional

cardiovascular affiliation with Duke is

Medical Center.

bringing renowned cardiac care to our region, the Quality Affiliation will provide additional resources to enhance patient

Today is a new day for healthcare in the region.

safety and clinical quality hospital-wide.

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New Day

for healthcare in the Region What does it mean?

What is the new program with Duke University health

and the focus on each area of the hospital, we will take

System?

Danville Regional to a new level. Duke has worked with

It is an expanded relationship with Duke University Health System, formal-

Regional Heart Center for a number of years. With the

izing a comprehensive hospital patient safety and quality affiliation program

Heart Affiliation, there has been an ever-increasing focus

here at Danville Regional Medical Center. Each day, the team at Danville

on quality resulting in measureable improvements in

Regional works to improve the quality of care provided to our patients.

clinical care process measures and outcomes.

Affiliating with the renowned quality experts at Duke will take Danville

Danville Regionalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cardiovascular team and the Danville

Regional to a new level and continue to move the hospital towards exceeding

What changes will the community see as

all of our quality measures. The end result is that we constantly raise the bar

a result of this affiliation?

and provide exceptional quality care to our patients. One notable change, we will hire a Patient Safety Officer

Why is DRMC entering this affiliation now?

who will report to me. The sole purpose of this position

Throughout the country, hospitals are in various stages of evaluating their

look forward to the expanded collaboration. This is an

processes and improving quality standards. We wanted to be proactive and

opportunity to better serve patients in the Dan River

align ourselves with quality experts. Duke is here today because they recog-

region. Please let me know what you think of Danville

nized our focus and dedication to continuous improvement and providing

Regional and our commitment to the region.

will be to ensure our patients receive quality care. We

quality healthcare. We appreciate the confidence Duke has placed in our hospital and the services we provide. We believe that with Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s affiliation

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Eric Deaton, Chief Executive Officer

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• Expanded relationship with Duke University health System, formalizing a comprehensive hospital patient safety and quality affiliation. • proud Recipient of Two prestigious awards – gold award from the american College of Cardiology foundation’s NCDR aCTION Registry–gWTg gold performance achievement award for 2011 and the Silver award from the get With The guidelines®–heart failure Silver Quality achievement award from the american heart association. • Second year of enrolling 35 residents in the Danville Regional Medical Center Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Residency program in conjunction with the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. • One of our community’s major employers, with an annual payroll of $67.5 million and more than 1,100 employees, DRMC is one of the largest employers in the region. • Opened 4 New physician Clinics • Family Healthcare Center – Brosville • Southside Internal Medicine • Family Urgent Care Center Danville • DRMC Family Medicine Residency Clinic

• New and expanded services offered: • Spinal reconstructive surgery for adults and children as well as surgery for traumatic spinal injuries. • enhancing the spectrum of services related to treatment of infectious diseases.

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• Investing more than $2 million in a CT scanner and MRI unit to provide patients faster and more efficient imaging and scanning at Danville Diagnostic Imaging Center (DDIC). DDIC was also award the 2011 Leadership Service Industry Award from the Southern Piedmont Technology Council. • room service is available to all patients where they can pick up the phone and place their order. also opened a new subconnection restaurant in main lobby. • Valet Parking added to provide our patients and their families’ convenient access to the hospital. • Wellness Works program added which is a new employee health program that is designed to work hand-in-hand with helping local employers with their many employee health needs as well as assist in controlling costs associated with rising workers’ compensation and general health care costs. • Performed the first total laparoscopic hysterectomy in the Dan River region. • invested $500,000 in Women’s & children’s center for renovations including upgrades to maternity rooms, new appliances and interior décor.

• The nDanville Medical Network received the founder’s award, presented by the Intelligent Community forum, for the City of Danville’s fiber optic Internet network. Danville Regional uses the nDanville fiber Network to connect all of our Danville facilities, securely and safely. This allows us to share confidential information in a fast and secure manner; and leads to better coordination of care for our patients, as well as enhance quality and service.

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400 Nurses with over 5,500 Years of Experience.

• providing a total of 60 scholarships worth $500,000 over five years to Danville Community College’s (DCC) nursing program. • Donating $500,000 over the next three years to averett University’s health sciences initiative. • Investing in the community with $250,000 total for sponsorships and partnerships involving YMCa, Danville Cancer association, american Cancer association, alzheimer’s association, free Clinic of Danville, Downtown Danville associates, piedmont access to health Services (paThS), god’s Storehouse and house of hope, to name a few. • Child Development Center was the first in the State of Virginia to receive the new two year license under the State’s new guidelines. The center has also received no violations during the past two unannounced inspections.

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the prognosis Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is focused on the future. Many recent changes and improvements have enabled the organization to positively reconnect with the community, expand its services, and add the latest technology. All in fulfilling its mission of providing exceptional healthcare services to its patients. And, with a renewed focus on prevention, wellness and the benefits of living

danville regional Medical center is a community hospital. It is staffed

by our friends, family, and neighbors. We’d like to introduce you to some of the people from one of the area’s largest employers. Some you may know and others you may recognize from the walking trail or from being involved in local organizations. DRMC is a team made up of people from within our area who see their job as a calling.

a healthier lifestyle, the rewards have already

karen Draper

begun to take shape. DRMC also continues to focus on improving

discharge planner

its constituency satisfaction by ensuring it is

“Faith Keeps Me Positive”

raising the bar in every area, especially quality,

Who she is

service, and safety. This focus on continuous improvement, along with a commitment

Karen is a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother

to supporting physicians with all the tools

who has been married to Abe for twenty-seven years. She

they need to provide the best care possible to

has lived in Martinsville all of her life and has worked at

patients, will continue to demonstrate to the

DRMC for thirteen years. She is an advocate for the Al-

community DRMC’s commitment to being a

zheimer’s Association and a Deacon at Antioch Christian

strong community partner and leader.

Church in Martinsville. “I consider my job, my work with the Alzheimer’s Association, and my work as a Deacon all

Furthermore Danville Regional is focused

as ministry,” Karen says. “I trust that the Lord will help in every situation. Every day

on maintaining a strong pool of health care

I pray that the Lord will bless the hospital and all the people who come through our

professionals in our region through partner-

doors.

ships with Averett University and Danville Community College. These professionals and the providers that employee them are now, (or will soon be) connected electronically to the hospital. This means that a patient’s complete medical history will be instantly available to all authorized providers. The benefit to the patient is better coordination of care and enhanced safety and quality. DRMC will continue to focus on access to primary care through its physician recruitment efforts and the opening of several new primary care clin-

What she does Karen meets with patients and their families to create an appropriate plan for discharge from the hospital. Every situation is unique; however, coordinating continued health care for patients is an important part of her responsibilities. On any day she may be coordinating a care plan for patients returning home, those who may be transitioning to a skilled nursing or long-term care facility, or for patients requiring home health or hospice care. Karen also completes a review of a patient’s financial resources to ensure that the patient is aware of programs and available services which may help with costs.

ics. A new hospice service has also been added

Why she does it

to provide comfort and support for patients

“DRMC is vital to our community. We provide care in many ways while also being a

(and families) experiencing life limiting ill-

community advocate. I’m proud that the place where I work helps with funding for

nesses.

many area non-profits. This is a great place to work and it’s heartwarming to be part of an asset to the community. We do our best to help our patients and our community.

As one of the largest employers in the area,

It means a lot to be able to look back at the end of the day and know you’ve helped

DRMC is committed to being the community’s

someone.”

hospital.

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stephanie phelps

patient concierge coordinator

lpn children’s

“When the patient leaves with a

healthcare center

smile I feel like my job is done.”

carla Dewberry

“This is my

Who she is

Disneyland job,

Born and raised in Danville, Carla has been mar-

my dream come

ried for eighteen years to Alton. They live in Cha-

true.”

tham with their two daughters. “My family and my children are the most important things in my

Who she is

life,” Carla says. “I think what I do has made me who I am.” She has worked for the hospital since

Stephanie was born a nurse. All she has ever wanted to do since she was a little girl was to be a pediatric

2007 and has a passion for customer service. This compassionate spirit spills

nurse. Single, with a sixteen-year-old daughter, she

over as she and her co-workers participate in the Alzheimer’s Walk and con-

was born and raised in Danville. Her parents moved

tribute to several community programs, including The Salvation Army’s Angel

to Durham when she was in the eleventh grade, but

Tree. Her team made sure a little girl had a bike for Christmas last year.

the day she graduated high school, she moved back to Danville and enrolled in DRMC’s School of Nursing

What she does

through Danville Community College. She is truly a

Carla works in Out-Patient Registration and sometimes helps out with Admis-

community advocate. As the Volunteer Coordinator

sions. She coordinates surgeries, x-rays, and other Out-Patient services. She

for Crossroads Reconciliation Services, Stephanie vol-

is responsible for patient registration, insurance registration, and generally

unteers 2-12 hours every week. “I know firsthand that

puts the patient’s information into the system, a job where accuracy is vital to

this program saved my daughter’s life and I absolutely

a good patient experience. “I’m often the first person a patient speaks to and

believe it’s a place of hope for anyone who feels hope-

I have an obligation to make a good first impression. Their experience begins

less,” Stephanie says. Crossroads is a Christian coun-

with me.”

seling center which also offers probation and parole transition services and operates a thrift store in Blairs.

Why she does it “I used to work at The Free Clinic of which the hospital is a major supporter.

What she does

It was my first experience in the healthcare field and I learned how giving back

Stephanie is a LPN at Children’s Healthcare Center. “I

was an important piece of the puzzle. DRMC is important to our community

feel like I take care of half of Danville,” Stephanie says.

because it gives us healthcare at home, so we don’t have to travel. I’m commit-

“It’s my dream come true.”

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nicole Zafiris team leader of the critical care unit “I want to serve the community I live in.”

word. She is a mother and nurse. She does missionary work and, with her husband, manages a farm. She was an EMT for twenty years and is on the board of the Java Rescue Squad.

What she does Sue is a Registered Nurse who makes sure that the department is in compliance with rules and regulations. She provides support to the

Who she is Although Nicole is a transplanted Yankee, she has quickly planted her roots and is growing into her life as a Southerner. Along with her now nineteen-year-old, who attends Virginia Tech, she moved to Danville six years ago, because she has a love for old houses and architecture. “We’ve been renovating an old home on West Main Street. It’s one of the things that attracted me to this area,” Nicole says. She and her second family of two Boxers, one Yorkie, and a rescued English Bulldog spend a lot of time on the local walking trails. In a previous life, she worked for the National Security Administration and was in the Army as a Russian linguist and decoder.

Director and also assists the clinicians when needed. She’s responsible for introducing new clinical quality measures and outlining new learning resources.

Why she does it “I am very, very proud of the hospital’s efforts to support our community. I like community involvement. I love to give back. I have a long-standing involvement with Shockoe Baptist Church in Chatham and have been a children’s group leader since my children were born. My church participated in a missions trip last summer to a homeless shelter in Maryland. We provided basic groundwork and cleaning; things the shelter staff had not been able to do. It’s humbling to see how some struggle to make ends meet. There was also a program there which served meals to people in the community. Experiencing these things first hand makes you more appreciative. I don’t think

What she does

any of us are too good to help others.”

Nicole and her team are responsible for providing vitally impor-

Monica Sellers

tant care to the most critically ill patients in the hospital. “We have the kind of Critical Care Unit you would normally find in larger cities. We are very fortunate to have this in our commu-

physician liaison

nity,” she says. Nicole serves on many of the committees that help

“Missions should be a part of

make the hospital function more smoothly and efficiently.

our daily lives and not just a summer vacation.”

Why she does it “I love this job. I truly enjoy it. In the Critical Care Unit, we have fewer patients due to the severity of the illness and the need for the patient to have more specialized care. It’s not only a privilege to take care of the patient, but to help and get to know the family as well. For me, it’s important that I serve the community I live in.”

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sue gregory rn clinical Manager in home health care “I love to give back.” Who she is Sue is a caregiver in every sense of the

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Who she is Monica is one of the physician liaisons at DRMC. Her primary role is to promote positive, effective relationships between the medical staff, associates, and senior leaders of the organization. She’s married to HC Sellers III. They have two girls, Brittany, thirteen, and Kristen, eight. Their family has been active in Ringgold Baptist Church for the past fourteen years and Monica is very active with the Youth Group.

What she does “Last year we took the youth from our church to Atlanta, Georgia on a mission trip in partnership with a program called Powerplant,” Monica says. “The youth participated in Bible studies, worship rallies, and toured the community. Our youth group also participated in a community car wash. We had a great time and enjoyed the opportunity to minister to residents living in the community.”


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Why she does it “During our trip one of the moments that stood out to me the most was a prayer concert held by the program workers. I had never expe-

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“I love people. Being in this job has helped me as a person and given me the strength to do even more. I volunteer with our hospice program and have had the privilege of spending time with many patients and families. Just to hold a patient’s hand and listen to them share experiences about their life is a pleasure; and very special to me. When I see them smile and enjoy their life, it puts everything in to perspective. “

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Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is committed to providing advanced technology and health care to the Dan River Region. With both a proactive and reactive Heart & Vascular

start in many ways. For example, we have

Center, Danville Regional helps patients before and after a heart attack, live full and active

already worked together to develop quality

lives. Its affiliation with Duke Medicine has given the hospital access to a world-class car-

initiatives for the hospital in cardiovascu-

diovascular program, well-known as one of the top ten programs in the United States.

lar care to raise the level of care provided to residents of the Danville community. In

“One of Duke’s core missions is to transform the delivery of medicine on a wide scale to

fact, DRMC was recognized with a Gold

benefit people across the region. By continuing to work side by side with DRMC in cardio-

Performance Achievement Award in 2011

vascular care as well as quality initiatives, we are able to elevate local patient care in a way

from the National Cardiovascular Data

that’s not limited by geography,” says Paul Lindia, Associate Vice President for Network

Registry for consistently meeting high stan-

Services with Duke University Health System.

dards in heart attack care. This expanded collaboration will continue to put DRMC

As part of LifePoint Hospitals, a leading hospital company, Danville Regional has access

in a position to provide high-quality care

to a wealth of operational resources and support. Those resources are now combined with

and services to people in their home com-

Duke’s expertise in clinical services and quality systems. Danville Regional has created a

munity.”

true community re source. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Saria Saccocio sums it up. “Danville Regional’s affiliation with Duke, world renowned for their quality of cardiac and vascu-

Danville Regional Medical Center is truly

lar care, provides us with the opportunity to ensure best practices that produce the best

the hub of heart care in our region. While

clinical outcomes for patients here in Danville. Patients should feel confident that Danville

it’s wonderful to have your neighbors tak-

Regional care IS the right care...right here. Our cardiologists, vascular surgeons, cardio-

ing care of you in an emergency, it’s even

thoracic surgeon, and the entire team collaborate to deliver top notch care set by national

nicer when every tool needed is readily

standards within our very own community.”

available. Danville Regional and Duke Med-

In light of ongoing changes in health care reform, there has been a renewed focus at the

icine have committed themselves to keeping

national level to measure and document quality care and patient outcomes. Danville

the Dan River Region healthy.

Regional’s commitment to excellence is already paying off, in lives saved and in national recognition. Paul Lindia says, “Our longstanding relationship with DRMC gives us a head

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a Conversation with Dr. William (Bill) Sweezer, Medical Director of the Cardiac Surgery program at Danville Regional Medical Center

OT: What’s the best part of this

OT: Do you and your team feel part of some-

relationship?

thing bigger?

Dr. Sweezer: I have the ability to pick

Dr. Sweezer: It’s great that we have this

up the phone and talk to my colleagues at

whole sense of connection to something

Duke about a case to determine or say we

as wonderful as Duke, which has consis-

have a patient with special needs. If we in

tently been recognized as one of the top ten

fact need to transport a special needs pa-

hospitals in the country and a world leader

tient to Duke, it is a very smooth process.

in heart care. Also, independent hospitals

OT: Why is the relationship with Duke

In every heart operation I perform at Dan-

typically do not have as many resources as

Medicine important to this community?

ville Regional, we use the same standards

hospitals that are connected to a university

that are used at Duke. Two professors (sur-

system or one that is connected to a major

geons) operate. Usually one surgeon comes

health care system. Our partnership is mu-

up from Duke and we collaborate during

tually beneficial. We are very pleased.

Dr. Sweezer: It’s a very beneficial relationship for Duke Medicine and the community. Being here full-time, I can use all of the expertise and support Duke has to provide. The ability to consult with Duke helps our team make decisions on the best

the operation to provide the patient with the best possible care. That’s the beauty of it. The expertise.

and most effective care for patients.

new physicians

Cardiologist dr. brian Zagol

Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon dr. William sweezer

Family Medicine

Internal Medicine

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Internal Medicine specializing in Infectious Diseases

Internal Medicine specializing in Infectious Diseases

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primary care is a focal point for danville regional Medical center

Danville Regional is working to alleviate primary care doctor shortage with residency program growth and primary care network development The American Academy of Family Physicians has estimated a shortfall of 40,000 primary care doctors by 2020, as working primary care physicians retire and fewer students take their place. Locally, Danville is considered a Health

recruiting physicians for clinics in the 58

Professional Shortage Area (HPSA), meaning

East and 41 North areas. Danville Regional

there are not enough primary care physicians

also plans to expand its Gretna facility.

to provide care to all community members. “In Danville and our surrounding Danville Regional Medical Center is taking

communities, we have a higher prevalence

the necessary steps to solve these problems

of chronic disease, like diabetes, chronic

and prepare the Dan River region for the

obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

future. The first step the hospital is taking to

and coronary artery disease (CAD),

address the shortage is in opening a network

compared to the rest of Virginia,” said

of primary care walk-in clinics over the next

Dr. Saria Saccocio, Chief Medical Officer,

12 months. The first clinic that opened in

(CMO) at Danville Regional. “It’s not only

2011 was Family Healthcare Center-Brosville,

our jobs, but also our passion to change

located in Brosville Station. Danville Regional

that.”

is also working to identify other locations and

Ophthalmologist dr. Mark robinson

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon dr. leon abram

Orthopedic Surgeon

Urologist

dr. John s. Mahoney

dr. stephanya shear

The first step is to open a network of primary care walk-in clinics over the next 12 months.

Director of Hospitalist Program dr. Michael Marvinny

Hospitalist dr. beatrice corbin

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Family Healthcare Center-Brosville, located

In addition to the primary care clinic

“We started our own residency program in

at 10390 Martinsville Highway, provides

network, Danville Regional is proud

hopes that physicians who train here will

primary care medical services for all ages

to have established two, three-year

want to practice here,” said Dr. Saccocio.

and includes on-site x-rays and basic

residency programs in Internal Medicine

“It’s no secret there is a nationwide

lab testing from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday

and Family Medicine. The program is an

shortage of primary care physicians, but our

through Friday, and a half day on Saturday.

affiliation with the Edward Via College

main focus is making sure our community’s

Most major insurance plans, including

of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). The

medical needs are taken care of.”

Medicare and Medicaid, are accepted.

philosophy of Osteopathic Medicine is

Dr. Steven Bridges and Linda Morrill,

to treat the person as a whole, not just

Danville Regional is making every effort to

primary care is vital to every community

have resources available for new physicians

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), are the providers at the Brosville clinic. Dr. Bridges was previously located at DRMC’s Family Healthcare Center – Danville. To fill the absence left by Dr. Bridges, Dr. Anupreet Oberoi has joined Dr. Michael Waters and Valerie White, FNP, at the Piney Forest location. Also located at the Piney Forest location is the Family Urgent Care Center that is open Saturday and Sunday from

to continue their education and be prepared to provide optimal care to the region. Research shows that physicians are more likely to practice medicine in rural areas when they train in a rural community setting. “Primary care is vital to every community,” said Danville Regional Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Deaton. “With the

10am-10pm. symptoms or diseases. A person’s home,

growth of our residency program, the

Southside Internal Medicine also opened

job, and environment are taken into

development of our primary care network,

in 2011 and provides comprehensive adult

consideration in order to make a full

and the graduates from the osteopathic

care such as general health maintenance,

assessment of health status and formulate a

program, we hope this will provide all of

routine physicals, immunizations and

treatment plan.

our neighbors every opportunity to seek the treatment they need. It’s one more

evidence-based management of chronic medical illness like diabetes, high blood

This year DRMC had a total of 35 residents

way Danville Regional is committed to

pressure, and thyroid disorders. Located

at the hospital – 16 of them are planning

providing excellent healthcare close to

on 159 Executive Drive, Suite K, Dr.

to go into internal medicine, while 12

home.”

Sanjay Jaswani and Dr. Balaji Desai are

residents are seeking family medicine as

the physicians for this new clinic. Dr.

their profession. The remaining seven will

Desai also specializes in infectious disease

be a part of DRMC’s rotating internship

management.

program.

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the Wreck of the

Old 97 to Spencer, North Carolina trying

Talking Machine Company. Dalhart’s

old 97

to make up the lost time. In the approach

version became the first song in the United

to Danville, with Broady’s hand on the

States to sell over a million records and put

throttle, Old 97 jumped the four story

country music in business.

by larry g. aaron

america’s most famous train wreck occurred in danville on

Stillhouse Trestle at a very high speed, killing eleven people, including all the train

Ironically, the song was also the first to end

crew and half the postal workers.

up in the United States Supreme Court in a dispute over authorship. A Pittsylvania

Bad as this was, train wrecks were as

County resident from Gretna, Virginia

frequent as sand storms in a desert in those

named David Graves George sued the

27th of september, 1903. Train

days. And this one would have quickly

record company for failure to pay royalties

No. 97, termed Old 97 due to its lucrative

been forgotten had it not been for a ballad

for his song. But, George’s claim was

contract with the government to deliver

that made its rounds through Appalachian

eventually denied by the courts after a ten-

mail from Washington to Atlanta, had

mountain communities soon after the

year court battle.

arrived an hour late to Monroe, Virginia.

wreck. That song, The Wreck of the Old 97,

From there, Engineer Steve Broady headed

became a national hit in 1924 after being

The catchy tune has been recorded by

recorded by Vernon Dalhart for the Victor

country musicians including Johnny Cash,

a warm sunday afternoon, the

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The Wreck of the Old 97 (lyrics) Excerpt from the Henry Whitter version of The Wreck of the Old 97

Photos (above) Painted Old 97, (right) Broady 97 Engineer, (below) Onlookers at the scene of the wreck

But it’s a mighty rough road from Lynchburg to Danville With a line on a three mile grade It was on that grade that he lost his air brakes See what a jump he made He was goin’ down the grade makin’ 90 miles an hour His whistle broke into a scream He was found in the wreck with his hand on the throttle A scalded to death by the steam Then the telegram come to Washington station And this is how it read Oh that brave engineer that run old 97 He’s a layin’ in old Danville dead

the Statler Brothers, and Boxcar Willie, as well as Pete Seeger and Depression

The legendary lyrics begin: Well, they gave

era musician Woody Guthrie. It’s been

him his orders in Monroe, Virginia/ Saying,

referenced in movies like The Blues

Steve you’re way behind time/This is not

Brothers. The great American artist Thomas

38 this is Old 97/You must put her into

Hart Benton painted the wreck, and Tokyo

Spencer on time. Sadly, Broady never got to

Rose, the infamous Japanese propagandist

Spencer and the mail never got to Atlanta

of WWII, played the song on the airways

on time. Instead, Steve Broady rode Old 97

attempting to weaken the morale of

off the trestle and into history.

homesick American servicemen.

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Sutherlin Mansion A Front Row Seat for the End of The Civil War BY LARRY G. AARON

buildings. Meetings of government officials were frequent at the Sutherlin Mansion during that week. On April 4, in

Photos (left) Jefferson Davis, (below) Jefferson Davis table

anticipation of the soon arrival of General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, President Davis, in a defiant yet hopeful

It was April, 1865 and The

mood, sat down at a marble topped table

United States Army had the

and penned what would prove to be his last

Confederacy on the run. And the Confederate government’s last stop was at The Sutherlin Mansion on Main Street in Danville. It was not a joyous occasion. As the Confederate cause disintegrated, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his cabinet evacuated the capital at Richmond and moved the entire Confederate government to Danville. Once in Danville, Davis stayed in the Italian villa home of Major William T. Sutherlin and his wife Jane. The Sutherlin home was the most exquisite mansion in the city. From April 3-10, 1865 the Sutherlin Mansion served as the Executive Mansion of the Confederacy. Other Danville homes hosted cabinet members with government departments housed in various local

proclamation to the Confederate states and its citizens. He noted “We have now entered upon a new phase of a struggle the memory of which is to endure for all ages.” He added, “Let us but will it, and we are free...[and] ...Virginia...shall be held and defended and

shall need anything very long.”

no peace ever be made with the infamous invaders of her homes...”

And so Davis departed the comfort of the Sutherlin home, this Last Capitol of the

But it was not to be.

Confederacy, leaving Danville at 11 p.m. that evening. So, too, the dream of Southern

By Monday April 10th, Davis and his

independence likewise faded into the night.

cabinet learned of Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. The news struck the men

For a more detailed account read Danville

like “the paralyzing shock of a sudden

in the Civil War by local historian Lawrence

earthquake,” one of them later commented.

McFall.

With Union forces closing in, their only option was to flee once again, this time for their lives. Refusing a gift of gold from the Sutherlins, with tears streaming down his face, Jefferson Davis lamented, “I doubt I

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The Sutherlin Mansion is now the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. The museum presents is frequently updated with a multi-cultural array of exhibits and programs. You can find out more about the museum at DanvilleMuseum.org.


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Below are questions that recent visitors to Danville have asked. Would you know the answer if someone asked you?

by Joyce Wilburn

1. Where does the Dan River begin? Where does it end? 2. What type of university is averett? how many students are enrolled there? 3. how do most Danvillians make a living? 4. Were most of the houses on Main Street built before the Civil War? 5. are there any women on Danville’s City Council? What’s the mayor’s name? 6. Where is VIR and how long does it take to drive there from Danville? 7. Where is the greyhound Bus Station? 8. Why are there so many churches in Danville? answers: 1. the dan river rises from springs on belcher Mountain on the blue ridge plateau in patrick county, virginia, in view of the blue ridge parkway and the Morrisette Winery and after flowing more than 200 miles through patrick, stokes (past hanging rock state park), rockingham, caswell, pittsylvania, halifax counties, six counties in two states, joins the staunton river in the waters of the kerr reservoir/buggs island lake. (forrest altman) 2. averett is a private, 4-year, coed, residential college with 900 undergraduates. au offers 30+ majors, minors, and special programs. founded in 1859, its main campus is on West Main street. (www.averett. edu)

3. the leading industries in danville, virginia are manufacturing, 24%; educational, health and social services, 20%; and retail trade, 13%. among the most common occupations in danville are production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 23%; Sales and office occupations, 23%; management, professional, and related occupations, 22%. approximately 74% of workers work for companies, 12% work for the government and 4% are selfemployed. (www.simplyhired.com) 4. the lanier house at 770 Main street is the oldest house on Main. it was built in 1830. the sutherlin Mansion/ danville Museum of fine arts & history,

5.

6.

7.

8.

975 Main street, was built in 1858. the other structures were built after the end of the civil War in 1865. there are no women on danville city council. sherman saunders is the mayor. (www.danville-va.gov) virginia international raceway is located between danville and south boston in alton, virginia. it takes about 15-20 minutes to drive there from downtown danville. (www. virnow.com) the greyhound bus station is at 515 spring street one block off Main street in downtown danville. What do you think is the answer? let us know at info@comevisitourtown. com.

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FOLLOW 58:

Area African-American Museums No need to wait until the

Lawrence M. Clark Center In 2009, a group of interested and highly motivated citizens of Danville and Pittsylvania County began a conversation to create an African-American Museum and Cultural Center. Recently, the project began to take shape and has been named. The center will be called the Lawrence M. Clark Center for African-American Culture and Learning, fondly referred to as The Clark Center. The Clark Center will be a place for educational programming and exhibits to preserve and promote the history and life of African Americans in our communities.

cold winds of February are knocking at your door to embrace the rich history of African-American culture. Hop in your car, follow Highway 58, and take a tour of the local African-

The mission of The Clark Center is to serve the community as a place for exploration and celebration; to recognize, promote, preserve, and exhibit the rich cultural contributions of Africans and Americans of African descent to the Danville, Pittsylvania, and Caswell county areas. The objectives of The Clark Center are to: • Develop innovative and thought provoking activities that will appeal to the broadest of audiences,

American museums. Along

• Build exhibits based on best practices and creativity,

your route, stop by the

• Continually support life-long learning in our communities, and

Fayette Street Museum in

• Host lectures, concerts and festivals of cultural significance.

Martinsville. Take a stroll

The Lawrence M. Clark Center for African-American Culture and Learning is named in honor

down memory lane while

of Dr. Lawrence Mozelle Clark, a well-respected historian, community leader and educator.

viewing over 100 years of African-American culture

He was a former Associate Provost and retired Professor of Mathematics education at North Carolina State University. A native of Danville, Virginia he was instrumental as an advocate for issues relating to race and diversity during his 20 year tenure at the university. He was

that calls Fayette Street

a true trailblazer as he created the Chancellor’s African-American Community Advisory

home. Hop back on 58 and

Council and helped found the African-American Cultural Center at NC State. NC State’s

travel to the L.E. Coleman Museum in Halifax. Follow 58 and embark on an educational experience

Annual L.M. Clark Lecture is named in his honor. This humble leader continues to impact the lives of the local citizenry and individuals by sharing his large personal collection of African and African-American artifacts. To get involved in The Clark Center project contact Bethann James at 434-429-4934, access the website Clark-Center.com, or check out the center’s Facebook page.

that strengthens the life and history of African-American culture.

Take part in a

L.E. Coleman

African-American

Museum

celebration of the

The L.E. Coleman African-American

past while looking

at this time that the Board of Supervisors

forward to the

property. The Board any civic group who

future.

Museum was organized around 2005. It was sought to divest itself of some surplus had plans, or could develop suitable plans, for the use of the building. The idea for the museum grew out of a desire by a group of local citizens to preserve a piece of local

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history. In order to meet this requirement Museum was established. The Board donated the property to the museum. A community-wide appeal was sent out for donations. As a result of this appeal, a sizeable collection of artifacts now grace the museum. The museum is operated by a board of directors which consist of representatives. The Board meets once every quarter and at other times on an as needed basis.


Fayette Area

Historical Initiative Since the late 19th century, Fayette Street in Martinsville, Virginia has been a gateway to the business, social, and cultural life of African Americans in our community. Fayette Street is the birthplace and home of Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Piedmont Christian Institute, and the Imperial Savings and Loan Association. The corner of Fayette Street and Barton Street is commonly known as Baldwin’s Block. This block represents the entrepreneurial spirit of Dr. Dana O. Baldwin and his brothers. Together they were the founders of the June German Ball, an annual music and dance festival, host of world-renowned African American musicians. A grassroots organization was formed to create an institution that celebrates the living history of the Fayette Street corridor in Martinsville, Virginia. The initiative grew out of an increased awareness by the local community to embrace a sense of worth. Linda Strange-Dillard and a core team of organizers which included; Fred Motley, Simon Spencer, Rev. Tyler Millner, Beverly Millner, Sharon Maitland, and Ben Murdock, took an actionoriented approach to understanding local Foundation for the Humanities and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) bloomed into the FAHI African-American Museum, also known as, the Fayette Street Museum. Its mission is to create and promote a community perspective that examines the past strengths which will empower people to realize what can happen with just a little focus. A strong emphasis is placed on black celebration, historical preservation, and economic development. The museum’s exhibits display African American owned businesses, events, and educators on a local and national stage. Situations have changed for the organization, and there is a need for more people to become involved. There is no cost to visit the museum which is located at 40 West Main Street in Martinsville. Donations are appreciated, and would be more than welcomed. The center is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11AM to 4PM and is open by group appointments only on Friday and Saturday. For more information call 276.732.3496 or email fahi2009@yahoo.com.


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William byrd II surveyed the dividing line between virginia and North Carolina in 1728, naming the Dan river and describing the area as “a land of eden.” A friend of Byrd’s, William Wynne, settled on the south bank of the river in the 1740s and established a ferry at its rocky shallows. The settlement became known as Wynne’s Falls. Pittsylvania County was formed in 1767 from halifax County to the east. Pittsylvania is the largest county in Virginia with an area of 986 square miles. george Washington crossed the Dan river when returning home from his 1791 Southern tour at Dix’s ferry near the present-day Danville regional Airport. The outcry of farmers having to transport their tobacco crops to Richmond and Petersburg persuaded the State Legislature in 1793 to establish a tobacco inspection station at Wynne’s Falls and rename the settlement Danville. Danville was incorporated as a town in 1833 and elected its first councilmen. Benjamin W. S. Cabell, a brigadier general in the War of 1812, came to Danville around 1816 and helped establish the Roanoke Navigational Company which built a canal system allowing bateaux (small cargo boats) to bypass the river’s rocky falls. This “river road” eventually reached Albemarle Sound and opened Danville as an international center of commerce.

behemoth emerge from the covered bridge erected by the Richmond and Danville Railroad over the Dan River.

the biggest nineteenth-century boost to Danville’s economy arrived on June 19, 1856 in the form of a wood-burning locomotive, bringing passengers from Richmond. More than 5,000 people cheered as they saw the smoke-belching

schoolfield Fire Dept c1926

When Danville’s only bridge over the Dan River washed away in an 1850 flood, William T. Sutherlin quickly built a covered toll bridge in its place thus saving the town from economic ruin. Sutherlin’s 1850 bridge would be replaced thirty-seven years later by a modern iron structure which would succumb to fire in June 1927. A popular national cartoon of the era, “ripley’s believe It or Not,” reported, “An iron bridge burned with fire stations at both ends in Danville, virginia.” The concrete-arch bridge, designed by Daniel Luten that replaced the burned iron bridge was completed in January 1928 and set a national record for its rapid construction of 113 days. tobacco, the product responsible for Danville’s birth, employed fully one-half of the town’s population of nearly 3,000 inhabitants in the 1840s and 1850s.

operation Dragon head, 1959

Municipal building, 1975

The French engineer, Claudius Crozet, designed and constructed the road to Franklin County in 1839, calling it the Franklin Turnpike. Within a Main Street bridge decade other roads were built burning 1927 north and east to Lynchburg and Halifax, west into Henry Masonic temple County, and then south to c1925 Salisbury and Yanceyville in North Carolina.

Sutherlin Mansion c1910

by lawrence Mcfall

by the turn of the twentieth-century, four railroads spurred Danville’s growth, the richmond & Danville, the Atlantic & Danville, the virginia Midland, and the Danville & Western, the latter affectionately known as the “Dick and Willie.”

Danville’s first cotton mill began operation in 1822 using the waterpower of the Dan river.

William thomas Sutherlin, destined to be Danville’s wealthiest citizen of the nineteenth-century, was born just north of the river in 1822.

fun facts

Before the Civil War, Thomas Neal, a tobacco warehouse owner, developed a method of selling loose leaves of tobacco so buyers could inspect the product before its purchase. The process was adopted nationwide and became known as the “Danville System.” Danville and Pittsylvania County sent more than 3,000 men to fight for the Confederacy during the Civil War. they fought in major battles with almost 900 losing their lives.

General Benjamin Cabell, the canal builder, had 6 sons who joined the Confederate army. One, an 1850 graduate of West Point, William Lewis Cabell, became a brigadier general, and after the war, a two-term mayor of Dallas, Texas. Another son, George Craghead Cabell, a lawyer, served Danville as a U.S. Congressman following the conflict. Two of his sons died in battle. During the Civil War, tracks were laid to greensboro by a new company, the Piedmont railroad. It could not connect to Danville’s existing railroad because of a difference in the width between the rails. everyone had to get off one train and walk across the cobble-

stoned Craghead Street to the other depot to continue their journey.

William t. Sutherlin was commissioned a major in the Confederate army and became responsible for the huge stockpile of supplies amassed in Danville for distribution to the soldiers.

A large hospital complex was built in Danville by the Confederate government just two blocks from the railroad. Since a large prison compound composed of six tobacco warehouses in the downtown area held more than 7,000 Union prisoners, the doctors and nurses attended to the needs of sick and wounded soldiers of both armies. Almost 1,300 federal prisoners died in Danville during the Civil War. they were buried in what would become the Danville National Cemetery in 1867. More than 700 Confederate soldiers died in the local hospitals with their burial locations unknown to this day. After the war, one of the remaining hospital buildings on Lee Street became Danville’s first school for African-Americans. It was replaced early in the twentieth-century by a substantial brick structure known as the Monticello School. With the pending capture of richmond on April 2, 1865, the Confederate government, headed by president Jefferson Davis, moved to Danville where it would function for one week in what became the last Confederate capital. the president and several members of his cabinet and staff stayed at Major William t. Sutherlin’s gracious Main Street mansion. today, his home houses the Danville Museum of fine Arts and history.

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Danville and Pittsylvania County are focused on educating our young people. To that end, our area has a great selection of schools. Our public schools are excellent and offer many different options when it comes to educating your children. In fact, one of our high schools has consistently been named one of both newsweek and U.S. news and World Reportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Top Schools in the nation. But, we also offer one of the most unique set of private school choices in the United States. From nationally known all-female Chatham hall and one of the most wellrespected military schools in the world in hargrave Military Academy to our exceptional faithbased and secular based private schools, our region is truly the hub of education. 144 D A N v I l l e P I t t S Y l v A N I A C o u N t Y , v I rgINIA


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Danville City Public Schools

We provide an extensive array

BY Dr. Sue Davis, Superintendent

summers-off school schedules

of choices from year-round or and opt-in opportunities for out-

Located in the heart of Southern Virginia,

of-zone students, to International

Danville Public Schools is preparing future

Baccalaureate programs.

generations to be competitive in the world of tomorrow. With an emphasis on technology and life-long learning, classroom instruction focuses on skill development and projectbased learning. Offering numerous opportunities for students to excel in academics, athletics, and the arts, we provide an extensive array of choices from year-round or summers-off school schedules and opt-in opportunities for out-of-zone students, to International Baccalaureate programs. Purposeful learning starts early with Grove

the secondary level. All middle schools are fully state SOL accredited.

Park Preschool providing a comprehensive program including pre-reading and mathemat-

Our secondary schools continue an abundance of choices from a comprehensive program at

ics instruction, music, physical activities,

George Washington High School, an alternative program at J. M. Langston Focus School to

and art. Grove Park serves two-, three-, and

an International Baccalaureate Program at Galileo Magnet High School, along with optional

four-year-old students. In the fall of 2012,

enrollment in the Piedmont Governor’s School for Math, Science, and Technology. High School

the Northside preschool will open which will

students may earn an associate’s degree or take college-level courses with credits from Danville

expand access for high-quality education for

Community College.

additional four-year-old children. Our arts programs annually receive superior ratings at numerous competitions, and our athletes All elementary schools have talent develop-

are recognized regionally, state-wide, and nationally for talent and expertise. George Wash-

ment and academically gifted programs, art,

ington High School ranked in the top ten for the past six years in the Virginia High School

music, and extra-curricular activities includ-

League’s state-wide Wachovia Cup Competition. Publications such as Euantes and Cavalier win

ing community service events. Five elementa-

first place awards each year with the Virginia High School League, the National Scholastic

ry schools have foreign language instruction.

Press Association, and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

All elementary schools are fully state SOL accredited.

Galileo made the Newsweek list of the top fifteen hundred schools in the nation for the past four years and the U.S. News and World Report list for the past three years. These national recogni-

Middle schools offer advanced academic class-

tions are noteworthy for our school division and the city of Danville. George Washington High

es, eight sports programs, foreign language in-

School, John M. Langston Focus School, and Galileo Magnet High School are fully state SOL

struction (French, Spanish, and Latin), First

accredited.

Lego League and robotics classes, visual arts, talent development, and academically gifted

From music to multimedia, from engineering to the environment, Danville’s vast array of pro-

classes. The National Junior Honor Society

grams will excite and challenge your child’s unique talents and interests.

inducts students annually and recognizes their academic achievement. A strong music

For more information visit web.dps.k12.va.us.

program consisting of band, orchestra, and chorus involves students who matriculate to

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Pittsylvania County Public Schools

by James McDaniel, Superintendent

Have you seen the movie Secretariat? It is an inspiring, true story about how faith, perseverance, and determination allow us to achieve the impossible. In the movie, Housewife and mother, Penny Chenery, against all odds and with the help of veteran trainer, Lucien Lourin, manages to navigate through a male-dominated business to win the first Triple Crown in twenty-five years. Pittsylvania County Schools (PCS) is faced with a particularly tough challenge. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) has become increasingly more difficult to attain. In 2009, PCS had fifteen out of eighteen schools to make AYP. This year only seven out of eighteen attained this goal. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote

alternative to winning is totally unacceptable, so they figure out what must be done to achieve

that, “The ultimate measure of a man is not

the victory, and then go after it with everything at their disposal. The challenge for PCS will be

where he stands in moments of comfort and

how we move forward in the future as an organization to meet the rigorous requirements of No

convenience, but where he stands at times of

Child Left Behind (NCLB). Albert Einstein says, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

challenge and controversy!” I am confident that the leaders and followers of PCS are going to rise up to meet the challenge Our mission is to educate and nurture students to

of NCLB and AYP! How? By applying five simple principles to our plan of action!

be successful and productive citizens. As we began this school year, we talked of high expecta-

Principle #1: The plan is progress … not perfection.

tions and lofty standards of excellence. Our

Principle #2: The past is over … forget it!

vision is to be recognized as having an innovative,

Principle #3: The secret is a determined attitude … maintain it!

challenging, and exemplary school system. To ac-

Principle #4: The future holds out hope … reach for it!

complish these goals will be quite a challenge.

Principle #5: The need is keeping a high standard … together!

Where do we start? So many times we fall short of fulfilling our potential because of the limitations we place Executive Leadership Coach, Marshall

on ourselves. The best leaders and followers race beyond their comfort zones and challenge

Goldsmith’s book, What Got You Here Won’t

themselves to overcome the obstacles that stand in their way. If we are to improve as an orga-

Get You There, asks the question: “What holds

nization, then we must be willing to improve as individuals. We must seek out those defining

you back from achievement?” He writes of

moments that accelerate our growth and maturity.

twenty bad habits leaders (individuals and organizations) possess. One of the bad habits

Former Boston Celtics great Bill Russell’s words resonate with application when he said, “The

Goldsmith mentions in his book is “clinging

game (NCLB - No Child Left Behind) is scheduled, we have to play it (SOL – Standards of Learning)

to the past!”

– we might as well win (meeting AYP – Adequate Yearly Progress).”

Victorious individuals do not focus on the

The entire Pittsylvania County school system is dedicated to winning by educating our children

past; instead, they face the challenges of today

to the very best of our abilities. We will not accept anything less.

and tomorrow. Victorious individuals feel the For more information visit pcs.k12.va.us

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private education options Carlisle School Carlisle School was established in 1969 in Martinsville, Virginia. Area business leaders and educators were interested in providing a community-based school which combined superior academics with high personal standards. Carlisle embraces the philosophy of offering a rigorous college-preparatory program and encouraging intellectual discipline and creativity, while also fostering the development of character and individual responsibility. We are proud to be an IB World School encouraging global studies and awareness. Our children are prepared for the International Baccalaureate, a prestigious degree recognized around the world, beginning in the primary and middle school years. IB students become successful leaders in their communities and worldwide. The school opened its doors for 81 students in grades 1 through 7. Today, Carlisle continues to provide a first class education to over 568 students in pre-school through grade 12. We have expanded to three campuses located in Martinsville, Danville, and Chatham. Our boarding school hosts students from Nigeria, Korea, Japan, Australia, China, Vietnam, and Taiwan. Carlisle School has since maintained its accreditation by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and is recognized by the Virginia Board of Education as an accredited school through the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE).

Westover Christian Academy Westover Christian Academy recognizes that one of the most important decisions parents make is where to send their children to school. In partnership with the home and church, Westover serves hundreds of families from Danville and five surrounding counties each year and strives to provide a safe and secure environment that reinforces the values that are important at home. From the challenging academic program to the extra-curricular activities, WCA offers a program of instruction for preschool through twelfth grade where the development of mind and body is integrated with spiritual and

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Sacred Heart School

character formation. Westover is fully accredited by ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) and is recognized as an accredited school by the Virginia Coun-

Sacred Heart School, the oldest non-

cil for Private Education. The school was

public school in Danville, has produced

founded in 1977 and has a total enrollment

top students in the area for over 57

of 440 with an average class size of 18.

Preschool (K3 and K4):

years. Its status as the only non-public

The

Danville-based school accredited by the

preschool curriculum is based on the understanding that children are active learners. Through large and small group activities, students develop phonics, language, math, and fine and gross motor skills while learning a variety of concepts.

Elementary (K-6):

The focus in

Southern Association of Colleges and

Epiphany Episcopal School

Schools (Rating: Exemplary), along with its designation as a 2006 NCLB Blue Ribbon School is not surprising when one realizes the breadth of the school’s mission.

Danville’s Epiphany Episcopal School

the elementary grades is to provide a strong

was founded in 2008 and currently offers

A challenging program that has with-

foundation for the students by emphasiz-

grades Pre-K through 8. Regarding the

stood the test of time continues to offer

ing basic skills. Reading, phonics, writing,

school’s rapid growth, Suzanne Miller,

a traditional core curriculum enhanced

math, science, social studies, and Bible

Dean of the school says, “the small class

by a full enrichment spectrum includ-

are core components of our elementary

sizes; a safe, enriching environment;

ing art, music, technology, Spanish,

program.

relatively low tuition; a focus on lan-

and guidance. Additionally, small

guages, Latin, Spanish, German, French,

classes, averaging 15 per class, taught by

college preparatory curriculum in junior

and Chinese, and innovative Singapore

fully-certified teachers benefit from the

and senior high school prepares students

math curriculum all contribute to grow-

PLATO Math Program through the Insti-

for success in college and beyond. A wide

ing enrollment. Our goals are to pursue

tute of Advanced Learning and Research,

range of athletics, fine arts, and student

academic excellence, build responsible

in-house special artist programs and off-

activities enables students to develop their

citizens, and celebrate the gifts and

grounds field trips, instructional strate-

individual talents and abilities.

talents of each child. “We are not here to

gies that meet the needs of all students

indoctrinate children. We respect, learn

(differentiated instruction), and virtual

about, and embrace diverse religious

learning opportunities in state-of-the-

beliefs and practices.

art computer labs.

The vision for the establishment of

All students in pre-school through grade

the school was that of The Reverend

nine are active members in the Mustard

Samuel S. Colley-Toothaker who serves

Seed Program which connects the school

as its Headmaster as well as Rector at

to local community agencies in need of

The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany.

support. Recent enhancements to the

EES is an outreach mission of Epiphany

curriculum include the “Meet the Mas-

Church which was founded by Dr.

ters” art program, the addition of indi-

George Washington Dame in 1840.

vidualized foreign language instruction

Secondary (7-12):

The rigorous

for every student, and the completion of Epiphany Episcopal School is located at 115 Jefferson Avenue, in Danville’s Historic District, and online at www. epiphanydanville.org

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a renovated state-of-the-art library. To learn more about Sacred Heart School, “Where Tradition Inspires Tomorrow,” please visit us online at www. sheartschool.com.


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Faith Christian Academy Faith Christian Academy in Hurt, Va. provides a biblically integrated curriculum for preschool to 12th grade students. The non-denominational school partners with parents and the church to raise and train students in a Christ-centered environment. Found in 1989, the school offers preschool for three-and four-year-olds. The elementary school uses phonics to teach reading and writing skills. Elementary students also excel in math, history, science, and spelling. Middle and high school teachers use state-

Chatham Hall Located in Chatham, Virginia, Chatham Hall’s mission is to prepare girls for college and productive, fulfilled lives. As a community of honor and trust, Chatham Hall values its Episcopal heritage and welcomes students from diverse backgrounds. With a rigorous educational program that encourages intellectual growth, creative development, and personal responsibility Chatham Hall is helping to create our leaders of tomorrow. Opened in 1894 by the Reverend C. Orlando Pruden, Chatham Hall began educating the young women of Southern Virginia and neighboring North Carolina. From the outset the school provided an exacting academic program designed to equip girls for the challenges of the future. Chatham Hall has a reputable tradition of encouraging girls to extraordinary accomplishment. Esteemed graduate Georgia O’Keefe went on to become one of the preeminent American artists of the 20th century. For more information on Chatham Hall please visit www.chathamhall.org or call 434434-2941.

of-the-art technology to engage students with Powerpoint, virtual field trips, video clips, and other online media. Faith Christian has computer labs in the elementary and secondary buildings.

Hargrave Military Academy

Senior high students are encouraged to take dual-enrollment courses through Central

Hargrave Military Acad-

Virginia Community College, allowing them

emy is the premier military

to receive college credits and meet high

school.

school requirements. The Military Academy Students attending Faith Christian for

is a college preparatory

9th-12th grades receive a 75-percent tuition

secondary boys’ military boarding school for grades seven through twelve and one

discount to Liberty University.

post graduate year that embraces Christian values. Hargrave provides a safe learning environment. The daily structure of the Academy bestows a level of accountability and

Middle and high school students par-

responsibility that is not present in most secondary schools. This basic notion enables

ticipate in community service projects.

young men to maximize their potential to the fullest.

The school offers competitive athletics at

A Hargrave student is held to a much higher standard.

middle school and varsity levels. Hargrave’s program equips students with the tools needed to excel in the classroom. It Faith Christian’s most important feature

also positions students for college acceptance, and further success in their higher edu-

is the Christian faculty’s commitment to

cation endeavors. Over the last nine years, Hargrave boasts an astonishing 99 percent

teach students about the Lord through

college acceptance rate. Recent studies show an 83 percent college retention rate for

daily Bible classes. Faith Christian provides

graduates of Hargrave.

a warm and caring Christian environment for students to learn and grow. Address: 361 Main Street/P.O. Box 670, Hurt, Va. 24563

For over 100 years, Hargrave Military Academy has been a leader in the developing young men into being the best they can be. For more information, please visit www.hargrave.edu or call 434-432-2481.

Phone: 434-324-8276 Website: www.fcavirginia.com

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tutoring, supplemental & early childhood education Sylvan Learning Center Sylvan Learning Center has been a part of the education landscape in the Danville-Pittsylvania community since 2001. The local learning center has served over 1,000 families from the entire region to meet their education needs. When local students gain confidence and skills they need at Sylvan, they develop what they need for success in school and in life.

The Tabernacle Learning Center of Danville The Tabernacle Learning Center of Danville is an extension of the ministry of The Tabernacle where we endeavor to follow the biblical principle found in Deuteronomy 6:6-7. The principle is “My children and grandchildren belong to God, and it is my responsibility to teach them scriptural principles, godly character, and basic convictions.” To that end, the Tabernacle Learning Center (TLC) is a K-3 through K-5 preschool that has loving teachers who communicate both spiritual and educational, age appropriate activities while utilizing the A Beka curriculum. The Tabernacle Learning Center has two-day, three-day, or five-day programs with comfortable student-teacher ratios, modern and clean facilities, in a safe and secure environment. The preschool programs are also cost effective and designed to prepare your child for their future educational goals. For more information, please contact Carolyn Burdette at (434) 822-6100, extension 11. “Teaching right living: That the child of God may be mature, completely equipped for a purposeful life.”

Sylvan Learning is an education resource for local families when their child needs extra skill development and support for their classroom and academic performance. Whether a student is in the local public schools, private schools, or homeschooled, Sylvan is the preferred choice for the extra help a family needs to accomplish academic goals. The three ‘R’s’ are the foundation of Sylvan’s success with students, so reading, writing and arithmetic are the skills students develop in the individualized learning programs. Sylvan helps students of all needs – catch up, keep up, and get ahead – and they serve students from pre-K to twelfth grade. Adults even utilize the Sylvan Advantage to help them advance in their career goals. Sylvan’s programs – Beginning Reading, Academic Reading, Advanced Reading Skills, Math Essentials, Sylvan Advanced Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2), Academic Writing, Study Skills, SAT and ACT Prep for college admissions tests, College Prep Writing and Homework Support for the traditional tutoring approach - are available in the center at the convenient Coleman Marketplace location, across from Home Depot, or online, or even in your home. Call Sylvan to learn how they can help you help your student. For more information, please visit www.sylvandanville.com or call (434) 799-6900.

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Danville Community College

college education options

This is an exciting time to be enrolled at Danville Community College, one of 23 institutions in the Virginia Community College System. DCC offers more than 60 high quality programs for virtually every student who has the ability to benefit. You may select either programs of study for transfer to a four-year college or university, or a full range of occupational-technical degree, diploma, or certificate programs. Students can also pursue specialized workforce services at DCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Regional Center for Advanced Technology and Training (RCATT). Located on Slayton Avenue in the Cyber Park, RCATT houses equipment and labs for polymer processing, rapid prototyping, nanotechnology, industrial maintenance, and wood science. In fact, DCC is one of the few schools with an active polymer training program. Classes are offered on DCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main campus and at off-campus locations in the City of Danville, Halifax County, and Pittsylvania County. In order to meet flexible schedul-

an institution where the faculty and staff

then transfer to a four-year college or universi-

ing needs, DCC offers an array of distance

celebrate student achievement and suc-

ty. DCC offers four transfer programs of study:

learning courses where you choose the time

cess. As an Achieving the Dream Leader

Business Administration, Engineering, Liberal

and place of study. E-Commerce (a special-

College, DCC is addressing the many

Arts, and Science. DCC counselors are avail-

ization in Marketing) is the first Associate

barriers to success for students. The Col-

able to help students map out a plan of study

of Applied Science Degree program to be of-

lege is committed to closing achievement

that will ensure the transfer of classes.

fered completely via distance learning, with

gaps and emphasizing the use of data

classes scheduled via the internet.

to drive change. A new Developmental

DCC has quality occupational technology

Education Initiative (with funding from

programs. Many of these programs are in high

DCC is affordable. You can get a qual-

the Gates Foundation) offers innova-

demand fields with excellent starting salaries.

ity education right here at home for less

tive ways for students to update skills

These certificate, diploma or associate degree

than $2,500 per year as a full-time student

through math, English, and reading

programs can be completed in just one or two

taking 12 credits over two semesters. If

refresher courses.

years of full-time study: Accounting, Admin-

finances are a problem, DCC offers an ex-

istration of Justice, Administrative Support

tensive financial aid program that includes

While many students attend DCC to

Technology, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration,

grants, scholarships, loans, and work study

expand their job skills, or learn new ones

Auto Body, Automotive Analysis & Repair,

opportunities.

to get a job, there are others who attend

Building Trades Technology, Business Manage-

DCC to complete the first two years of a

ment, Computer-Aided Drafting & Design,

baccalaureate education. These students

Early Childhood Education, Electrical/Elec-

When you attend DCC, you become part of

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the hub of EDUCATION tronics Engineering Technology, General Engineering Technology, Graphic Imaging Technology, Industrial Maintenance, Information Systems Technology, Maintenance Mechanics, Marketing, Office Information Processing, Precision Machining Technology and Welding. The College has introduced the Technical Studies Associate in Applied Science Degree program with options in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Fire Science, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Polymer Manufacturing Technology, Wood Science Technology and Nanotechnology courses. Students looking to obtain job skills quickly will be interested in our short-term career studies training programs that last several weeks to one year of fulltime study. Allied health programs are available and are taught in the new, state-of-the-art Foundation Hall. Associate degree programs offered include Health Science (with a specialization in practical nursing), Registered Nursing, Dental Hygiene (in cooperation with Virginia Western Community College), Medical Laboratory Technology, and Respiratory Therapy (both in cooperation with J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College). DCC continues to offer the one-year certificate in practical nursing and career studies certificates in nurse aide, dental assisting, phlebotomy, emergency medical services, gerontology, medical coding, medical terminology, medical transcription, and pharmacy technician. For more information about DCC, or to schedule a campus visit, contact the College at 434.797.2222, or toll free at 800.560.4291, or email info@dcc.vccs.edu. You can also visit the DCC website: www. dcc.vccs.edu, or connect with us online via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or YouTube.

Averett University

Preparing Students for Big Dreams and Bold Futures Since it was founded in 1859 as a place for women to obtain an education, Averett University has continued to educate and support young men and women from around the world — men and women who will become leaders in the Commonwealth, their home states and in a global community. Over the last 150 plus years, the University has recognized the need for innovative programs and has risen to meet those needs. The University boasts degree programs in equestrian studies, aeronautics, and athletic training. In the 1980s, the University saw a need for educating working adults and created what is now its Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) Program. The GPS Program offers bachelor’s degrees in business administration and aerospace management (at its Quantico campus) and master’s degrees in business administration and education. Classes are offered at night and on the weekend to better fit a working adult’s schedule. The program is available statewide, with satellite locations in the Richmond and Tidewater regions. While the University’s main focus is to educate its students and prepare them for their futures, it realizes the importance of participating in the local community and reaching out to the region as well. Averett makes sure its students participate in community service projects throughout the year, with students working with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, God’s Storehouse, Boys and Girls Club, and Special Olympics.

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Averett is one of the area’s leaders in providing cultural opportunities for the region. Every year, the University hosts an arts series for its students and the surrounding community. The series features a variety of performances, lectures, and theatre productions. Past performances and lecturers have included author Sharyn McCrumb; pianist Elyane Laussade; American Shakespeare Center; Richmond Ballet; the Averett Singers; student art shows. “We believe it’s very important to introduce our students and the community at large to cultural arts,” said Averett Professor Richard Breen. “Our arts series represents a wide variety of events including authors, astronauts, theatre, Tuskegee Airmen and musicians of all sorts.” Averett’s Theatre Department began offering a Theatre for Youth Series in 1994 to children. More than 15 productions,

Averettat

including “Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detec-

• Fully accredited, private, liberal arts, coeducational, resi-

tive” and “Seussical the Musical” have been

dential four-year university

introduce live theatre to the community’s

performed for area school children. The theatre department, which performs three to

a glance:

• 900 undergraduates from 30 states and 15 countries; adult

four shows every year, has also performed

learners 1,800

“Streetcar Named Desire” and “Comedy of

• Faculty: more than 75 percent have a doctorate or other

Errors.”

terminal degree; nearly 50 percent have taught at Averett for

In addition, the University boasts 13 NCAA

more than 15 years

Division III athletic teams. The Cougars

• Academics: 30+ majors, minors and special programs

compete in the USA South Conference.

• Student-faculty ratio: 14 to 1

Several of the teams regularly compete in NCAA tournament competitions. The men’s

• Average class size: 13

golf team won the NCAA Championship in

• Value: financial aid packages lower costs by nearly 40 per-

2003. The home base for Averett athletics

cent on average; making an investment in this small, private

is the University’s North Campus. Here our athletes compete at the Cougar Den and at the E. Stuart James Grant Athletic Center.

university comparable to that of a large state school • Alumni: more than 20,000 alumni who encompass 34 countries and 30 states; 3,800 live in the Dan River Region

While Averett has changed with the times we have also retained those distinctive features that have long been characteristic of a quality Averett education. For more information about the University visit its web site at www.averett.edu.

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the Power of one Makes a Difference bY MArIe hArrIS

one student at a time, that’s how Danville Community College impacts the Dan river region—with each student’s story being unique but also emblematic of shared DCC student experiences. Shannon Hair’s story is his story while at the same time every DCC student’s story—a story that speaks to why the success of

Danville Community College President Dr. b. Carlyle ramsey and Danville Community College Director of Development Shannon hair

“The Power of One,” the $7 million Major Gifts Campaign for Danville Community College’s students, is vitally important. His story follows—it and thousands like it are the reason for “The Power of One” community campaign. “I didn’t do a lot of traveling far from Danville as a child and teenager, so my perception of distance was longer than the distance really is,” explained Hair, DCC’s Director of Development. “UNC-Chapel Hill or VPI at Blacksburg seemed to be on the other side of the world in my teenage mind. I never could see myself traveling vast distances to college. Instead, I thought consistently of the local community college. If I had to retrace that choice, I still would follow the same path. I didn’t even apply to another college—Danville Community College had the engineering program I wanted.” Hair enjoyed drafting classes during years at George Washington High School. While there he had taken other classes aligned with industrial technology. “DCC was where I wanted to be. With its programs and associated curriculum, transition from one program into the other was going to be easy.”

But easy turned into difficult quickly. “I re-

an unofficial engineering family, keeping in

member going on campus—getting started,

touch through the years.

then being told that the drafting and design program was being phased out because of

“Probably having individuals like Bennie

lack of graduates. By the time I got home

Biggs and George Rogers as instructors, not

that afternoon, I was very, very upset.”

only instructing but telling their personal stories, their stories of other students,

After a conversation with his parents, Hair

showcasing that students were able to go

said, “Mom and I marched and the word is

away to college and come back to Danville

MARCHED back over to Dr. Ed White’s

made us aware of our own potentials. We

office. That conference led to us ending

were in constant contact daily with those

up in Dr. Ramsey’s office, emphasizing to

instructors; they promoted concern for each

the president the need for the curriculum

other—they were genuinely interested in

and the way it was making a difference

us. We got personal attention; we got life

in my life.” Dr. Ramsey listened. “We

instruction. We knew they wanted us to

as students, about four from county high

succeed in all areas.”

schools—Chatham, Dan River, Tunstall— and those of us from GWHS, sold the pro-

People like Bennie Biggs and Bill Soyars

gram to others. We made enough noise for

retired. The college didn’t hire just anyone

the administration to listen and increased

to replace them. Administrators sought

numbers.”

similar instructors—they hired people such as Jim Adkins, someone with commitment,

The program remained in place. In 1996 it

who returned to the college he left to teach

had one of the largest student enrollments;

in its curriculum.

in 1998 it had one of the largest graduating classes. Administrators were gratified with

Around January 1998 as Hair’s two-year

their decision to keep the program intact.

program was moving toward completion, “I

Almost 14 years later, that program still is

knew my sights were on employment with

in existence. While Hair was gaining his

Dewberry & Davis, Inc., an engineering/

degree, he and his fellow students became

architectural firm. I called them every

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Danville Regional Medical Center CEO Eric Deaton, Danville Community College President Dr. B. Carlyle Ramsey, Danville Community College Director of Development Shannon Hair, and students of the nursing program

month for eight months.” What kept

After learning that his job at Dewberry

president, he resigned from the council

Hair manning the phone? “I was told as

was not going to be terminated, Hair

because of a conflict of interest. “Over

a youngster to be persistent and never

returned to the DCC campus enrolling at

the years, because of my commitment to

give up. By calling every month for eight

night and on weekends in Old Dominion

the community and my involvement in

months, I was a constant reminder that I

University’s TeleTechnet program which

civic organizations and outreach in the

shouldn’t be forgotten.”

allowed him to pursue his four-year degree

community, I had become more involved

in Civil Engineering, a degree he completed

with Dr. Ramsey. A few years ago, I let him

successfully.

know that at some point in my life I wanted

Hair was hired but only for a five-month position. “When the individual I replaced

to be the DCC Foundation’s director.”

returned from military service, I was told

Instead of moving elsewhere, Hair chose

I would not have a job. But, because of

to remain in the Danville area. This choice

Twelve years into his career, Hair received

that persistence, we together turned a five-

allowed him to stay connected and pursue

a phone call. It was Dr. Ramsey reminding

month, non-permanent job into a twelve-

his desire to give back to the college.

him of that long ago conversation. The

year career.”

Foundation Director position was open. On To give back, he became a member of the

the day that Hair resigned as the Alumni

Why was Hair so persistent as a young

Engineering Advisory Committee. In 2008,

Council president, he did so as the new

adult just out of a two-year program?

when the first Alumni Council was formed

DCC Director of Development, a position

Hair says of those two years, “DCC’s

to oversee the operations of the alumni

that placed the alumni organization

past leadership throughout the region

association comprised of over 76,000

underneath his umbrella as Director of

was based on integrity and support and

alumni, Hair became one of the founding

Development and Educational Foundation

that was promoted in every student. The

members of the governing board, meeting

Executive Director.

emphasis daily was that you as a student

quarterly to advise and direct. In 2010,

must give your best and remember to

he was elected president of the Alumni

Hair has been the DCC Foundation director

represent your college and your family

Council.

for over a year now. “I learned day-to-day

beyond your greatest expectations. That

at Dewberry how to respond with clients,

underlying message at DCC made many of

But, at the October 2010 meeting of the

how to respond with fellow employees, and

us successful.”

Alumni Council, Hair’s first meeting as

how to work with community members.

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That seedling planted at DCC was nourished and pruned over the

Danville Regional Foundation, we not only have a health sciences

years at Dewberry so that I ultimately could go into the interview

building but we graduated our first 13 with associate degrees in

process with confidence.”

nursing.

What Hair has become in a short 13 years is, according to his

“This coming year we have 30 in training with 60 expected the

assessment, “a direct result of Danville Community College giving

following year. The shortage of nurses continues to plague the

me a chance, a chance that would not have been possible if DCC

region; we need nurses, so DCC is seeking to train as large a

had not been present in this community, a chance the college has

number as facilities permit,” Hair noted.

given thousands from our region over the years.” Because the hospital desires to hire locally, nursing scholarships The college that has filled a void in Southside Virginia for 75 years

were created. That action will create a direct employment line

is now in need. State funding in the past ranged at 80 percent or

for the DCC nursing graduates. “We will graduate the best

above. Today, state funding has dropped below 60 percent with

and Danville Regional Medical will hire the best. Beyond the

projections that the percentage of state operating revenue will

medical needs, when international industry comes to the region,

decline further. In the past three years, DCC’s operating budget

like Swedewood or Essel Propack, we’ll be the college to train

has been cut three times, while student enrollment grew. That

employees,” Hair said.

scenario has kept administrators awake at night. Knowing DCC’s growth from three campus buildings to the Even with funding very tight, DCC has been known throughout

present multi-building campus, what is the $7 million Major Gifts

its existence as a college that mirrored the region’s needs while

Campaign’s main focus? “This campaign is not to continue DCC

also being very forthright, very cutting edge in its decisions being

investing in bricks and sticks, glass and concrete. This campaign

the first college in the state with a printing curriculum, the first

is for individual students who walk this campus—every dollar will

with a data processing program, the first housing a large computer

go directly to instruction and student success.”

system. According to Hair, “Every resident personally knows a student, “We were not afraid to push the envelope as needs presented

spouse, grandchild, displaced worker, neighbor, unemployed

themselves, as technology changed; we are not afraid to push the

factory worker in need of an education or retraining as a means to

envelope today with nanotechnology, battery development, to

find themselves and their places. The slogan “The Power of One”

partner with international industries, to train in emerging business

means that we intend to touch one person at a time until every

methods, and to train workforces. Numerous international

citizen who needs this college is found.

companies would not have located in this region without DCC’s training capabilities: Essel Propack and Swedewood are only two

“Individuals wanting to invest in ‘The Power of One;’ so we

of many.”

empower every person can choose to give to scholarships, to participate in planned giving, and to provide other forms of

With state funding continuing to drop, how can Danville

financial support to help displaced workers, spouses, and students

Community College be sustained? “By the community continuing

needing change and direction. Through such support each person

to support financially, by community members continuing to talk

can establish a personal legacy, knowing they’ve helped someone,

support to local delegates, by community members committing

at least one person, move forward in life.

themselves to support the direction we’re going in as they have always supported in times of need,” explained Hair.

Become a partner in “The Power of One.” To make a tax-deductible contribution, send a check or go to the DCC web

“Because of vision, we are constantly adapting to community

site at www.dcc.vccs.edu/Foundation/Campaign.htm to contribute online.

needs—we’re often called a chameleon, changing as the

Checks should be made payable to the DCC Educational Foundation and

community’s needs change,” Hair emphasized.

mailed to Danville Community College, Educational Foundation, 1008 South Main Street, Danville, Virginia 24541.

“Just one example is the nursing program, identified as a need in the late 1980s. For years we graduated certified nursing assistants and licensed practical nurses, graduating over 1,000 nurses by

To discuss scholarships, planned giving, other forms of financial support, contact Shannon Hair, 434-797-8495.

2004. Upon the hospital’s sale and forward thinking of the

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adult education It’s Never Too Late to Learn

Danville Public Schools Adult & Career Education by ANDREW SCOTT BROOKS

For many people, finishing high school wasn’t an option. Life got in the way and high school fell to the bottom of the priority list. But as we get older,

EARNING A HIGH SCHOOL CREDENTIAL

talk with a teacher about class options and be assigned classes. Adults scoring 450 or higher on one or more of the Official GED® Practice Tests will be invited to take those tests at no cost.

we all realize the importance

ADULT HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA: For

of education. The Danville

students who left school needing five or

GED® PREP CLASSES (FREE): Mondays

less high school credits. All classes are

– Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Class

web-based offerings that must be taken on

options include leveled class in test areas

the Adult & Career Center campus. Cost

(reading, math, writing), computerized

per class: $45.00

study, and self-paced study guided by

Public Schools offer a wide range of offerings designed to prepare adults, 18 & older, to move forward in their lives to

a teacher. Tests are repeated regularly; Adults should bring a certified high school

students are invited to take official GED®

transcript to the Adult & Career Education

Tests when they are ready.

Center to get started.

GED CERTIFICATE: The GED Test has

GED® TESTING: Cost: $58 ($10 to repeat

five parts: Writing, Reading, Math, Sci-

a test); Adults may opt to register and take

ence, & Social Studies. Adults may take

the test. They must have a valid picture

high school credential. Adult

one test at a time or schedule the full test

ID with an address AND payment (cash or

High School Diplomas and GED

at one time. The Adult & Career Education

money order) to register. Adults scoring

offers assessment, GED preparation classes,

450 or higher on the practice test will only

and GED testing:

be required to pay the $8 first time tester

job training, post secondary education, and employment. Few job training programs or jobs are available without a

Certificates are accepted by regional training institutions and area businesses. These are more than “pieces of paper” and show that you can

fee; the $10 test fee/test will be waived on ASSESSMENT (FREE): Held Fridays,

any practice test on which adults score 450

from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or by appoint-

or higher. Testers may take each test no

ment. Adults take a reading and math as-

more than 3 times from January – Decem-

sessment to determine what they remember

ber.

finish something. They are the

and what they need to work on. Those who

gateway to your future.

score well will be given the Official GED®

In addition to High School Credentials, the

Practice Test. Adults needing study will

program offers several programs that can

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be instrumental in getting yourself ready to

tomers. Afternoon & night classes offered

work.

two days per week, 2.5 hours per day for 5-6 weeks. Call for schedule. Registration

BRUSH-UP CLASSES: Instruction in

Fee: $5. (Completers may choose to take

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Preparing the Next leaders

WhAt IS A LEADER?

“to enable opportunities in education among

where they are to where they have not been.”

Upward Bound

“the task of the leader is to get his people from - henry Kissinger

low-income, first generation students facing adversity and disadvantaged circumstances in hopes of overcoming their challenges for access to higher education” - robin M. Dabney, edS. Upward Bound Programs are federally funded programs designed to assist high school students prepare and attend college immediately after high school graduation. Program services include 2 main components; Academic Year Component and a Summer Component. Academic year services structures academic performance while increasing proficiency levels in core subjects such as math (Algebra 1 – Pre-Calculus); Writing; Reading; Foreign L anguage; Science as well as offer Focus Workshops on building Study Skills and Time Management techniques. Additional workshops offered are financial aid and scholarships; college placement preparation and test registration for PSAT, SAT, and ACT; personal budgeting; and Cultural/Career Awareness. Upward Bound’s Summer Component is a six-week residential component, exposing students to college-life while living on a college campus. Students attend classes based on their upcoming school schedule. Class subjects include Math (Algebra 1 – Pre-Calculus); Science; Foreign Language; Financial Literacy; PSAT & SAT Test Preparation; Reading and Writing Concepts. While living the college experience, students learn to build positive relationships with peers and teachers to further advance in their educational experiences. Teachers are hired from the Danville/Pittsylvania County Public Schools to facilitate academic support in core areas. While 9th – 12th grade students experience a summer residential component, graduating high school seniors are enrolled in a Summer Bridge/Work-Study Program offered by DCC Upward Bound Program. Graduating seniors attend Danville Community College (DCC) during the summer term in support of their upcoming college enrollment. Participating students earn up to 6- college credit hours that will transfer to their attending college in the Fall. Summer Bridge students also earn money while attending DCC through a Work-study program. Workstudy services place students in a work-environment based on their college major or career interest and pay students throughout their summer enrollment at DCC.

One simple quote by henry Kissinger means more than what we would assume. Kissinger’s meaning of leadership is to get someone to do something that they haven’t done before or isn’t sure is even possible. That is a true leader. In our community, there are plenty of talented citizens who have big dreams but are not motivated to pursue them. The challenge is finding strong, positive leaders who can really drive our community to success and give us the motivation we need. Leaders should do all these, but most of all they should be a friend. They should be the person who we trust the most to help get through anything from school to work to home. If we had more positive leaders in our community then we can see our society through brighter eyes.

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Living Easy in the Dan River Region by HAMPTON WILKINS

Welcome to the Dan River Region, encompassing the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Caswell County, NC, where the South begins. Why are people from all over the country choosing to make their home in the Dan River Region? Here are three reasons - affordability, variety, and convenience.

Affordability.

Danville has been

named the 16th most affordable place to live in the United States with the 11th lowest housing costs, as stated by

Urban Living in Downtown Danville

The Places Rated Almanac. The median

Combine a downtown looking to revitalize itself with empty spacious warehouses, vision,

price of housing in Danville is $90,000,

and good taste and downtown living is the result. The Crossing at the Dan, located

far below the national average for

on Craghead Street, spearheaded the rejuvenation of Downtown Danville. Shopping,

comparable housing.

restaurants, the Community Market, the Riverwalk Trail, the Carrington Pavilion, the Amtrak Station, and the Danville Science Center, located steps from your door are all part

Variety.

The Dan River Region

of the charm of the downtown living experience.

provides a tremendous variety of housing from historic homes along

Burton Condominiums located on restored cobblestone streets in Danville’s historic

Main Street’s Millionaires’ Row to a

warehouse district was formerly the F. X. Burton Tobacco Factory. These two and three

quaint cottage in a country setting.

bedroom luxury condominiums beautifully incorporate the original brick walls and

Whether your dream home is a

refinished wood floors with updated amenities for modern living. Dan River Crossing

sprawling ranch in one of our many

located on the Riverfront behind the Community Market is a unique apartment community

established subdivisions, a renovated

for seniors. There is a clubhouse for planned activities; all apartments are fully furnished

loft in the Tobacco Warehouse district,

with appliances; and there is secured entry into the building.

or a home overlooking a beautiful lake shore, you can find it here.

Many other downtown living options are available and more are in the planning stages. Seeing is believing.

Convenience.

In the Dan

River Region you are only minutes

Great Neighborhoods

away from everything! Whether you

Do you want to live where you can borrow a cup of sugar from your neighbor, walk your

are headed to work, the grocery store,

dog, a place where kids play in the sprinkler in the summer and catch fireflies in the back

school, your place of worship, to a ball

yard? There are a great number of subdivisions throughout the city and county to choose

game, or the movies, your destination

from and one just right for your family. They offer homes in a variety of styles and age,

is only a “hop, skip, and jump” away.

with prices starting well below $100,000.

Traffic jams and long commutes are non-issues throughout the Region.

City Subdivisions

Whenever you travel to or from

A short drive through Forest Hills gives clear evidence to its name, as beautiful, aged trees

the Dan River Region, the Raleigh-

and shrubberies line the hilly streets and provide the backdrop for homes in a wide array

Durham International Airport and the

of architectural styles including Tudor, Georgian, Colonial, and Traditional. One of the

Greensboro Regional Airport are only a

City’s oldest neighborhoods, Forest Hills is located off West Main, adjacent to Ballou

short drive away.

Park, Averett University, and a short walk to Danville Regional Medical Center.

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Other convenient subdivisions include

County Subdivisions

Southwyck Farms, located on Danville’s

Bridgewood located across from Tuscarora

south side, a short distance from the

Country Club in the Mt. Hermon

Virginia-North Carolina border. This

community offers upper end priced homes

neighborhood offers homes built in the

only a few minutes from the City of

seventies to the present. New construction

Danville. Most of these homes are situated

opportunities are also available. Many

on large, beautiful lots at least an acre in

newcomers like this subdivision because of

size.

its convenience to the Danville Expressway. Adjacent to Southwyck Farms, Grove

There are numerous additional subdivisions

Park offers classy and affordable housing

in the Mt. Hermon community, as this area

Does Lake Living Appeal to

opportunities.

of the county continues to grow, including,

You?

but not limited to, Laurel Woods, The View at Country Club is an exciting

Tuscarora Farms, Fairfield Park, Chandler’s

new community in Danville. The View will

Pointe, Mt. Hermon Place and Singletree. In

feature a private clubhouse, manicured

the western part of the county you will find

grounds, and up to 33 private houses

Westridge Farms, Sugartree Manor, and

consisting of a pleasing mix of garden

Whispering Pines, to name a few.

homes and individual residences. Some of the homes come complete with a

Just across the border in North Carolina,

breathtaking “view” of the Dan River.

one and one-half miles south of Danville,

Beccan Ridge is a beautiful city subdivision

beautiful and serene Shadyside awaits you.

with a country feel. It offers exquisite

Fenced-lined roadsides, two stocked ponds,

homes and large lots, some with water

and beautiful wooded lots set the scene for

views.

this park-like subdivision.

Windsor Heights is a sprawling subdivision

If you prefer the convenience of townhouse

located on Danville’s west side where you

living, they are here too. On the north side

will find older homes built in the seventies

of Danville, you will find Cabin Creek and

and eighties, along with brand new

Cabin Lake townhouses and condominiums.

construction located along the Dan River.

Sutherlin Place townhouses, off of Main

Building lots are also available for sale.

Street, are convenient to downtown,

Birnam Woods, also located on Danville’s

the hospital and Averett University.

west side, provides country living in

Charlestowne on Vandola, located between

the city. Large wooded lots provide

Highway 58 West and Westover Drive

homeowners with privacy and seclusion.

offers single and two-story townhouses

Two private lakes provide homeowners

with attached garages. Galveston Mills

with fishing, boating, and swimming

Commons, is a patio home community being

enjoyment.

developed in Gretna on Main Street. These two bedroom, two bath homes are Energy

Shadowwood subdivision located on

Star Rated for efficiency.

Danville’s north side includes homes built in the eighties and nineties and has

There are several great options in the Region. Hyco Lake, located east of Danville, covers 3750 acres and has 160 miles of shoreline. Smith Mountain Lake located in Pittsylvania County, surrounded by mountains, is a gorgeous, 40-mile long, 20,600 acre lake, with 500 miles of shoreline. Leesville Lake is Smith Mountain Lake’s lovely “sister” lake. Located near Altavista and Gretna, it covers 4000 acres with 100 miles of shoreline. Beautiful homes and cottages are located on the lake and in the communities. Boating, fishing, picnicking, swimming, walking, and golfing are yours to enjoy.

Rental Opportunities For those not looking for home ownership, there are affordable rental opportunities for both apartments and houses as well. There are a number of apartment complexes located throughout the Region. Typical rental rates for apartments range from $200 to $300 for a one bedroom, $250 to $350 for a two bedroom, or $300 to $425 for a three bedroom apartment. Single family homes are also available throughout the Region with rent ranging from $400 to $2500 a month, depending on size, location, and amenities.

its own neighborhood pool. Robinwood

Getting Away From It All. If you

located adjacent to Shadowwood provides

prefer your own private space without a

We’ve touched on only a few of the many

newer homes in a lovely setting. These

neighbor in sight….you can find that here

options for housing in the Dan River

neighborhoods combine a nice mix of two-

too. Beautiful homes with acreage, garden

Region. Come visit the Dan River Region,

story Cape Cod and Ranch-style homes.

spots, pastures for horses, and ponds can be

where the South begins, and find your own

found throughout Pittsylvania County.

piece of paradise.

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Yanceyville Village:

A Resurgence in the Square by MATT CHARLES

The Piedmont of North Carolina boasts many communities dating to the Revolutionary War. These towns, ancient by American standards, were built primarily upon tobacco. As demand for the golden leaf waned, the prosperity of many areas of commerce declined. However, some have been able to reinvent themselves through restaurants and cultural tourism. Appointed the county seat of Caswell County in 1792, Yanceyville is the epitome of this evolution. As the grandson of a local tobacco farmer, I witnessed the change firsthand. The town square has transformed itself from a congregation

people from all walks of life to convene.

The former software engineers from Massachusetts were searching for a change

The Richmond-Miles Museum, Historic

of life when they were relocated to the

County Courthouse, Yancey House

Research Triangle in spring 2007. “We

Restaurant and Gallery, Caswell County

found a small farm we really loved,” said

Civic Center, and Steaks on the Square

Charlie. “Then we found this building that

Restaurant exemplify this catering to

needed a huge amount of work, and well,

locals and travelers alike. In May of 2010,

here we go. We were just drawn to it.

Yanceyville started “First Fridays on the

Anyway, what do you want for dinner?”

Square,” highlighting local musical acts. With the success of the inaugural event,

“Anything you order will be excellent,” one

the first Friday of every fair weather month

patron barked to me.

since has been the hot destination spot of Caswell County.

A huger grin beamed across Charlie’s eternally smiling face, “What can I say, the

On a recent Friday evening at Azariah’s

food rocks.”

Olde Storehouse, the diverse meld of people could not have been more clear. Farmers

Nestled in a comfortable dining room

dined beside a museum director and his

overlooking the square, and surrounded

guests. The nostalgic country store was in

by works of local artists and historic

full effect.

photographs from Yanceyville’s storied past, my wife and I enjoyed the best shrimp

Owners Charlie and Christina Ward named

and grits I have had outside of Charleston,

the country store and restaurant for local

South Carolina and chicken quesadilla east

businessman and lawyer, Azariah Graves,

of California, where we lived for four years.

who constructed the building in 1817.

area for local tobacco farmers to a place for

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Yanceyville Drug Store, located on the Square.

Arts, visit the Caswell County Civic Center located next to Barlett Yancey High School just outside of Downtown Yanceyville. Since 1979, this 912-seat auditorium has hosted professional theatre and musical performances. There are also facilities for event space to service a crowd of up to 500 and an art gallery for people who wish to take a quick perusal before a show. For those who have relocated to the Northern Piedmont wishing to audit some classes that they never had an opportunity to take in college, or for teens wishing to enroll in coursework, Piedmont Community College is a jewel of the North Carolina Community College system. This Yanceyville institution offers a one of a kind Film and Video Production Technology program. It provides hands on, application-based training with many students finding professional work in such burgeoning film industry hubs as Wilmington, North Carolina, and Los Angeles, North Carolina. The new Yanceyville is definitely a far cry from what I remember as a kid. For more information on Yanceyville, NC, visit www.yanceyvillenc.gov. To check out Caswell County Civic Center click on www.ccfta.org. To research coursework at Piedmont Community College, go to www. piedmontcc.edu.

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CHATHAM DEPOT:

On these lines soldiers left for war and returned home to loved

The Restoration Of A Pittsylvania County Icon

ones during the Great War, World War II, and the Korean War.

by MATT CHARLES

Legendary figures were also created. As written in the “The

Those patriots who gave their lives for the United States, too, returned home to their families by this rail line.

Wreck of the Old 97,” the ballad vividly described railroad Pittsylvania County, Virginia, has had its share of experiences over

conditions as there being “a mighty rough road between Lynchburg

the past two to three centuries. Across our ruggedly, beautiful

and Danville.”

landscape exists the character that only age and history can provide. Over much of the previous 150 years, one landmark has

According to Glenn Giles, Project Chairman for the Chatham

dotted this area – the Washington City, Virginia Midland and

Railroad Depot Restoration Project, “The initial line was not well-

Great Southern rail line with the original Chatham depot being

financed nor well-constructed. There were numerous wrecks due

constructed in 1874. This edifice was erected nine years after

to the curves, hilly terrain, shoddy construction, poor equipment,

the conclusion of the Civil War to meet demand of the Virginia

and lack of maintenance.”

Midland Railroad’s north-south route between Lynchburg and Danville.

It was this lack of attention to detail in addition to Engineer Joseph A. Broady’s inability to negotiate a treacherous three-mile

This rail, which would later spawn the 1918 Chatham Depot, has

grade at high speeds that derailed the four-car and locomotive (No.

facilitated the rebuilding of the South through reconstruction-

1102) train on September 27, 1903. Eleven people died during this

sponsored economic and infrastructure programs. Raw materials

legendary calamity.

necessary for the burgeoning textile and manufacturing industries came in on the railroad. Likewise, the finished products and harvested tobacco from the Dan River Region’s other major moneymaker were shuttled out to customers via this track. People, too, were central to the story of the rail that streaked through the ground of where the Chatham Depot calls its home.

A Colorful History of the 1918 Southern Railway Depot in Chatham When asked about the background of the Chatham Depot, Giles provides an intricate explanation of the factors leading to its construction and its storied existence.

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Chatham Depot in 1976.

Explains Giles, “Although train traffic from Richmond came through southeastern Pittsylvania County into Danville in

The Chatham Depot in 2006. Current renovations.

1856, it was not until after the Civil War, in 1874, that the Washington City, Virginia Midland and Great Southern rail line came through the town of Chatham. This line opened up Pittsylvania County to the major industries and cities up and down the East Coast. This event transformed the area from a strictly rural agricultural society into the mainstream current sweeping America after the Civil War. The line eventually became the Southern Railway System.” Giles adds that in response to the very difficult rail conditions and the subsequent Wreck of the Old ’97, “They [Southern Railway] built a dual track to eliminate the curves and grades and also built a new depot in Chatham in 1918.” “This depot became the epicenter of the social and economic life of Chatham and central Pittsylvania County,” Giles continues, documenting the life of the depot. “All of the mail, freight, farm equipment, and travel was received and shipped from this site. The students and faculty traveling through this depot sustained two highly acclaimed secondary schools, Chatham Hall and Hargrave Military Academy. World War I and II soldiers came through the station on their way to their military assignments. This utilization continued uninterrupted for the next 50 years but in the 1960’s, due to the discontinuance of passenger traffic, the depot was closed as a passenger station. It continued to handle freight for another 10 years and then was closed for good. In 1979, the Southern Railway initiated a program to demolish the now useless station. A wrecking crew arrived in Chatham

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that year ready to tear down the depot. A

to the Historical Society and the depot was

‘Save our Station’ campaign was launched

purchased in September of 2001.”

and about 50 people met at the courthouse to discuss their options. As often happens,

Elaborates Giles, “Frances Hurt and I

no one took a leadership role and the

approached Ennis Business Forms and

preservation effort was dropped. Southern

asked if they would donate the old

also did nothing about the demolition until

Southern States building adjacent to the

almost 20 years later.

Chatham Depot to the Historical Society. They agreed to make the donation of this

In August 1998, a wrecking crew once again

valuable structure, which doubled the size

appeared with orders to tear down the now

of our site.”

seriously deteriorated depot. Someone called former Senator Charles Hawkins and

With that hurdle successfully navigated,

he [in turn] called the president of Norfolk

the Pittsylvania Historical Society began

Southern to plead for the building to be

the arduous job of looking for funds to

spared. The president agreed to delay the

preserve the horribly conditioned Chatham

demolition to give the community time to

Depot. Then in 1991 a most fortunate

organize a restoration effort. After nothing

piece of legislation was passed on the

occurred for 18 months the Railroad

floors of Congress – the establishment of

After a three-year authorization funding

delivered an ultimatum to the county to

The Intermodal Surface Transportation

process, the Pittsylvania Historical

either lease or purchase the depot or it

Efficiency Act (Public Law 102-240; ISTEA)

Society’s magnificent efforts were about to

would be torn down.”

providing up to 80 percent reimbursement

culminate with real preservation. During

for projects qualifying in one or more

May 2006, contractors started demolition

of twelve Transportation Enhancement

of the deteriorated roof structure. Fresh

activities as designated in the legislation.

trusses then were installed and as well as a

The remaining 20 percent of the

tile roof which was finished in March 2007.

How a Seemingly Futile Action Saved the Depot As the current president of the Pittsylvania Historical Society, Giles formed a task force to investigate the society tackling the Chatham Depot preservation project. It was the committee’s conclusion that this undertaking was one that exceeded the society’s capabilities from both its human capital and financial capabilities. “Historical Society Board member, Frances Hallam Hurt, was convinced that the structure was worthy of a community-wide preservation effort,” remembers Giles. “She obtained pledges from family members and a few Chatham citizens for funds to purchase the depot. We then held meetings with county administrative officials and convinced the Board of Supervisors to sign a lease/purchase agreement with Norfolk Southern. I took on the task of project manager and hired engineers to complete an environmental survey, a property survey, and an appraisal. The Board of Supervisors transferred the lease/purchase agreement

expenditures on such projects fell subject to the mandate of local matching grants.

Depot interior with Glenn Giles & Frances Hallam Hurt.

Explaining additional funding Giles states, “Two subsequent Enhancement grants were

Says Giles, “Since the building had been

received in 2007 and 2008, providing funds

an active train depot, it was definitely

to complete the interior restoration. This

related to surface transportation and

project was started in January 2010 and

qualified under many of the designated

completed in July 2010. All the exterior

activities. In addition, Pittsylvania

windows and doors had to be repaired or

County Administrator Dan Sleeper

replaced. New interior partitions, walls,

had done preservation projects before

and ceilings were constructed. It was

and he was helpful in convincing the

also necessary to replace the plumbing,

County Board of Supervisors to serve

electrical, HVAC, and site utilities.

as sponsor for the restoration project if the Historical Society would fund the

Excess grant funds are available from

20 percent match. I headed up the first

these grants to install the parking lot,

effort to write a grant application for

security fencing, exterior lights, entrance

Enhancement funds to proceed with the

landscaping, and communication wiring. A

structure’s restoration. This effort was not

project for these items plus a train spotting

successful. However, a grant was received

platform, a travel kiosk, and a bicycle rack

after the second application and we were

is being prepared for Federal authorization

able to hire Dewberry as the architectural

approval.

and engineering firm to design and write specifications for contractual bidding.”

“As project manager, I have had the

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responsibility of securing the 20 percent

concerning their Berry Hill ‘Mega Park’

beginnings of Chatham and Pittsylvania

matching funds for the Federal grants

economic development project underway

County.”

that have been received. Applications

with the city of Danville. This project has

were written and grants received from

required the commitment of millions of

According to Giles these contributions

the Kiwanis Club of Danville Foundation,

dollars of County funds. In order for the

exist in many ways, some of which may

J.T.-Minnie Maude Charitable Trust, and

county to market industrial parks after

not seem that obvious. For example,

Norfolk Southern Foundation. In addition,

they are developed, they have to address the

the former freight portion will be

Senator Hawkins received a grant from

lack of ‘quality of life’ resources demanded

equipped and operated as the Pittsylvania

the Department of Historic Resources,

by prospective corporate clients. For this

County Visitor’s Center. This center

which was matched by in-kind services

reason, this train depot restoration project

will be furnished with display cases

from Pittsylvania County Public Landfill

in Chatham has become an unexpected

containing railroad artifacts as well as

personnel. The Pittsylvania Historical

response without the expenditure of any

visitor-literature racks, county history

Society has also received funds donated

county tax funds.

publications, family histories, maps, pictures, paintings, audio/visual equipment,

by Society members, county citizens, the Heritage Book organization, the Chatham

During its 243 years of existence,

and county history exhibits. There also

Garden Club and in-kind services and

Pittsylvania County officials have never

will be display cases demonstrating that

property from citizens and businesses.”

considered ‘quality of life’ issues as being

the survival and growth of educational

part of their fiduciary responsibility

institutions such as Chatham Hall and

when developing their annual operational

Hargrave Military Academy were dependent

budgets. Except for the County Library

upon the Southern Railway presence.

system, very few recreational and cultural

Exhibits will convey how other county

The Chatham Depot Breeds Real Educational, Tourism and Economic Outcomes

facilities and programs have been publicly

industries such as agriculture, textiles,

The Chatham Depot also provides tangible

funded. Citizen volunteers have initiated

chemicals, forestry products, mail, and

attractions and actual outcomes in the

and funded these efforts.

retail freight all relied upon the railroad.

realms of educational resources, tourism dollars, and economic development.

There will be exhibits showing the depot’s Since Transportation grants funded the

connection to the defense of the United

restoration, the theme for the depot’s

States during WWI and WWII as county

Comments Giles on these subjects birthed

utilization will be to recognize the

veterans used the depot when traveling to

from the depot’s preservation, “Pittsylvania

significant contributions that the railroad’s

and from their military assignments.

County officials have received great acclaim

presence has on the economic and social

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community’s growth and development. It will also contain a model train exhibit that will highlight the 1874 original line with its numerous passenger stations in the small communities throughout the county. The old waiting room will be used as a community center and exhibition hall. The area will be available for civic club meetings, receptions, and educational workshops. It will also serve as an exhibition hall for area art and photography exhibits, lectures, book reviews, films and documentaries, travelogues, and other programs of interest to school students and area war veterans. In addition, the facility will contain state-of-theart audio/visual and computerized equipment that will be required for the facility’s functionality as a visitor center. Referring to an earlier question, Giles concludes with this thought, “When you asked me how I became involved in this depot restoration project, I would say that my primary inspiration was Frances Hurt who believed so strongly that the depot should be preserved. Since Frances has done more for the cultural progress of this county than anyone I know, I felt that her dream should be pursued. Loosely paraphrasing Glenn Giles from a prior discussion regarding the Chatham Depot, “With a passionate group of citizens and a strong work ethic, I guess just about anything is possible.”

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Moving day is often one of the most stressful days of your life as it is often part of an even larger life change. here are some vital tips to help make moving go a little easier whether you use a moving company or you decide to move yourself.

FOUR TO SIX WEEKS BEFORE yOU MOVE • Make sure you really want or need to move by checking out the area you are moving to prior to the move.

• Do a change of address notification with the post office. this can be done easily at www.usps.com.

• get rid of unwanted items either via a yard sale, ebay, or as a charity donation. make sure you obtain receipts for donations to non-profit organizations.

• Stop buying groceries and use up the canned goods, frozen foods, and other household items. buy only what you can eat or use up before the move.

• Many local businesses will save boxes for you if you ask which will reduce your costs, and allow recycling.

• prepare a list of friends, relatives, and businesses that should be notified of your move. Here’s a simple checklist:

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gOVERnMEnT r Department of Motor vehicles r Social Security Administration r city/county tax Office r veterans Administration r any/all benefit programs PROFESSIOnAL SERVICES r Doctors r Dentist r Accountant r lawyer r broker r Insurance Agent PUBLICATIOnS AnD SUBSCRIPTIOnS r Newspapers r Magazines r Newsletters r professional Journals

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PERSOnAL ACCOUnTS r Pharmacy r Dry Cleaner r lawn Service r banks and finance Companies r laundry Service r Credit Card Companies r health Clubs UTILITIES r electric r gas r Water r telephone r Sewer r trash r Cable/Satellite r Internet r fuel (Propane, oil)


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Two or Three Weeks Before the Move If you are working with a mover, let the moving company know if you

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plan to add or subtract items from your move or if there is any change in the schedule. Make sure you and the mover have all pertinent contact information for each other. If you are having a vehicle to move, make sure all the arrangements are in place.

Prepare Your Family for the Move. r Take the family for a farewell visit to places that hold happy memories. r Have a going away party for your kids and their friends. r Have an informal barbeque or get together with your friends. r Make sure all travel plans are reserved and confirmed. r If you are driving, have your car serviced for the trip (oil change, check tires, brakes, fluids, etc.)

Prepare Your Household Items. r Properly dispose of all flammable items such as cleaning fluids, fireworks, matches, acids, aerosols, and poisons like weed killer. Drain the fluids from your lawn mower and other machinery. Discard old cans of paint, oil, thinner, bleach, etc. r Have a service company prepare your appliances for moving. Many moving companies will not guarantee safe delivery of your appliances if they have not been “prepared to ship” by a service company. r Set up a date to have utilities turned off AFTER the move. r Have rugs and drapes cleaned and then leave them in the wrapping. r Get your expensive items such as antiques appraised so that you know the value before the move.

One to Two Weeks Before the Move

r If you are moving yourself, or packing yourself for a moving company to move you, begin packing up your house. Make sure you follow all guidelines for appropriate packing required by the packing company to ensure your belongings are covered by the mover’s warranty. r If you are moving yourself, make sure you have the appropriate sized truck rented and that you have twice as many people to help you as you actually will need because half of them aren’t going to show up. r Make arrangements for household plants and pets. It’s always a good thing to leave your plants behind with friends and family to remember you by. And as for pets, they are a member of your family and should be treated as such, traveling with the family. r Collect all the items you’re having cleaned, stored, or repaired (clothes, furs, shoes, watches, etc.) r Empty your locker at work, club, bowling alley, or gym. r Return library books and video rentals. r Return things you’ve borrowed from people and get your own stuff back that you’ve loaned out. COMEV ISI TOURTO WN.com 187


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Day Before Moving

r If you have packers coming in, make sure to point out all extra-fragile or vital items that need special attention. Mark the items and provide a list. r Identify the items you’ll need first at the new home so they can be loaded onto the truck last. r Unplug electronic appliances so that they will be room temperature the day of the move. r Check closets, cabinets, and storage lockers for overlooked items. r Get plenty of rest the night before. Moving day is stressful.

Moving Day

r Stay at your home all day and oversee the move. r Make sure you have phone service on the day of the move. r Take a last look around. Make sure to turn off the water, furnace and air conditioning, and lights. Make sure the doors and windows are tightly locked and make sure you haven’t left anything behind.

After the Move

r You must either clean the old home or have arranged for it to be professionally cleaned. Showing respect to the new owner or the landlord is a sign of a good person and with landlords can save you a lot of money out of your security deposit.

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Vital Tips. • Move heavy boxes and furniture to the front of your house so that the moving men can work more quickly. • Put tape or padding around the corners of difficult turns or passages so that your things don’t get banged around. • Leave the vacuuming until last. • Personally pack anything you don’t want anyone seeing such as bedroom items. • Have beverages and food for the people helping you move.

• Any really valuable items such as jewelry shouldn’t be a part of the move. • Make sure you have all the keys to your new place. Preparing Your Kids for the Move. • Make sure the kids know they can ask questions. They will want to know about their new school, neighborhood, and city. If you know there is going to be a hard question such as “Why can’t we take the dog,” have a good answer prepared.

• Help your child plan for their new room. Take pictures and share them. Let them be a part of decorating the new room. • Encourage your child to create an address book with addresses and phone numbers of friends, teachers, coaches, etc. Whether they actually keep in touch or not, the address book will be a reminder of their old home. • Help your child say their goodbyes, and if you can have a party for their friends, it’s a good way to do it.

• Help them organize their things and use it as an opportunity to scale down unused toys and clothes. • Make a box or backpack of moving day essentials for your kids. • Take the kids on a tour of the old city and the new city. Moving is a difficult process and can really be a burden. Going through this list before moving will give you an opportunity to cut down on the unneeded stress that usually arises when people are unprepared or uninformed, and will settle your nerves on the unknown. 188 danv i l l e pi t tsyl v ania c o un ty , v i rginia


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Chamber of Commerce 2012 Membership Directory The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce is a memberbased organization comprised of 700 local businesses and organizations. We are accredited with a 5-Star rating from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for our efforts to improve the local business environment through membership services, political advocacy, and educational initiatives. Our number one goal is to help area businesses of all sizes to grow and prosper. We offer our members exposure in the community, a strong networking base, and opportunities for professional development. Please visit our website (www.dpchamber.org) to learn about upcoming events and programs sponsored by the Chamber.

Top Ten Benefits of Chamber Membership: 1. Chamber membership is an investment to your marketing program. You can get promotion through:

• Newcomers/Relocation Packages

• Business Referrals

• Chamber Newsletter & Publications

• Membership Directory Listing

• Trade Show

• Website

2. The Chamber heightens your company’s visibility and credibility in the community through referrals, sponsorships, and participation in Chamber events. 3. The Chamber provides you with networking opportunities. Meet and talk with local business men and women at events like:

• Trade Show

• Business After Hours

• Business At Breakfast

4. The Chamber supports local workforce development. The Chamber, in partnership with other workforce organizations and agencies, provides the leadership to facilitate the acquisition, development and retention of a quality workforce that matches employer needs. 5. The Chamber speaks with elected and appointed officials on behalf of local businesses. 6. The Chamber provides great opportunities for community involvement so that you can have input and direction in the future of your business community. 7. The Chamber supports education and workforce training.

• We conduct seminars, forums, workshops, and extensive learning programs.

8. The Chamber offers member discounts to save you money and reduce your bottom line. From group health insurance to discounted products and services, your membership gives you a competitive advantage. 9. Small Businesses receive free membership to the U.S. Chamber with your Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber membership. Benefits include discounts to FedEx, Sam’s Club, and more. 10. The Chamber is an investment in a healthy economy.

• We promote, educate, & market the area on a state and national level. We support

tourism, new business, education and workforce development, and business networking and training. If you are interested in joining the Chamber, please visit our website (www.dpchamber.org) to apply online or call us at (434) 836-6990 for more information.

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chamber of commerce membership directory 316 Cibo 316 Main Street PO Box 1320 Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-2426 Agostino Pugliese Restaurants and Caterers 5Linx 1875 Clarks Mill Road Ringgold, VA 24586 Phone: (434) 251-5051 aturner00@verizon.net http://www.aplanb4me.com Annette Turner Marketing Research & Marketing Companies

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A Nurse’s Touch Home Care PO Box 11161 Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 709-4864 Fax: (276) 632-1114 dawnabynum@yahoo.com http://www.anursestouch.net Dawna Bynum Health Maintenance Organizations A. C. Furniture, Inc. 3872 Martin Drive, PO Box 200 Axton, VA 24054 Phone: (276) 650-3356 Fax: (276) 650-3747 http://www.acfurniture.com Kennon Robertson Manufacturers and Processors Aaron W. Johnson Auction - Realty 13995 US Highway 29, Suite 800 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-6000 Fax: (434) 432-2024 ajrealty@comcast.net http://www.aaronjohnsonauctionrealty.com Ramsey Yeatts Real Estate

Abingdon Place of Danville 149 Executive Court Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-1930 Fax: (434) 799-1940 abracey@brookdaleliving.com http://www.brookdaleliving.com/abingdonplace-of-danville.aspx Amy Bracey Assisted Living Luis A. Abreu, Attorney at Law 626 North Ridge Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1598, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 791-4677 Fax: (434) 791-4676 labreu@luisabreulaw.com http://luisabreulaw.com/ Luis Abreu Attorneys Abundant Life World Outreach Church & Christian Academy 955 Mount Cross Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-8213 Fax: (434) 799-6174 alwoc@comcast.net http://www.alwoc.org Bill & Sharon Motley Schools, Colleges & Education Accurate Medical Lab 140 West Parker Road, Suite A Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 688-0519 Fax: (434) 688-0517 wellons@accuratemedlab.com http://www.accuratemedlab.com Laura Wellons Laboratories Adams Construction Company 225 Gypsum Road Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-4480 Fax: (434) 799-5851 http://www.adamspaving.com Scott Thompson Paving Contractors

Aaron’s 201 Eastwood Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-0884 Fax: (434) 797-9025 bobbie.floyd@aarons.com http://www.shopaarons.com Bobbie Floyd Rentals-Equipment & Furniture

Adecco 123 Mall Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 791-2933 Fax: (434) 791-3426 christy.oakes@adeccona.com http://www.adeccousa.com Christy Oakes Employment Agencies

Abercrombie Oil Company, Inc. 2930 West Main Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1422, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 792-8022 Fax: (434) 793-0143 aocdanv@gamewood.net http://www.abercrombieoil.com Milo Abercrombie Oil & Gas Operators & Marketing

Advanced Building Technologies Incorporated 815 Wilson Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 10477, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 791-2046 Fax: (434) 791-2047 abti@gamewood.net Gary Clark Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

Abercrombie Physical Therapy, P.C. 2811 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-6100 Fax: (434) 799-1116 leaabercrombie@hotmail.com http://www.abercrombiept.com Lea Abercrombie Health Maintenance Organizations

Advanced Home Care 3833 US Highway 29 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-4315 Fax: (434) 836-2525 debbie.roach@advhomecare.org http://www.advhomecare.org Debbie Roach Health Maintenance Organizations

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Aflac PO Box 39 Ringgold, VA 24586 Phone: (434) 728-4924 Lewis P. Giles Insurance AGIShorewood Packaging Corp. of Virginia 145 Cane Creek Blvd. Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 822-7800 Fax: (434) 822-8633 http://www.shorewoodpackaging.com Patty Gavitt Manufacturers and Processors Shahnaz M. Ahmed 61 Lake Heron Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 822-0355 Fax: (434) 822-0109 Shahnaz Ahmed Individuals Alan Dalton Photography 2165 Franklin Turnpike Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-3686 Fax: (434) 836-5364 adaltonphoto@comcast.net http://www.alandaltonphotography.com Alan Dalton Photography/Studio Alcova Mortgage 2276 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 113 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-7777 Fax: (434) 836-2222 cbarnett@alcovamortgage.com http://www.alcovaonline.com Charles Barnett Financial & Investment Companies Alliance Human Services, Inc 2725 Franklin Turnpike, Suite A Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-3550 Fax: (434) 836-8777 http://www.alliancehumanservices.org Pamela Easterbrook Organizations Allied Supply Corporation of Danville 804 Lynn Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 922, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 799-8780 Fax: (434) 799-7829 bbass.asc@verizon.net Barry Bass Distribution and Warehouses All-Virginia Title & Escrow, Inc. 530 Patton Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-4060 Fax: (434) 791-2133 avt@gamewood.net Terrie Chaplin Services Altavista Vineyards 620 Level Run Road Hurt, VA 24563 Phone: (434) 324-4160 altavistavineyards@yahoo.com http://www.altavistavineyards.com Robert Schenkel Attractions, Museums & Recreation


chamber of commerce membership directory Alzheimer’s Association 308 Craghead Street, Suite 104 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-3700 Fax: (434) 791-3187 alzcwva@alz.org http://www.alz.org/cwva Brett Spitale Organizations

AmeriStaff Employment & Staffing Solutions 330 Old Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-8367 Fax: (434) 792-8372 tina@ameristaff.com http://www.ameristaff.com Tina Tatum Employment Agencies

Atkinson Truck Sales 11541 US Highway 29 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-9770 Fax: (434) 432-9774 atkinson@atkinsontrucksales.com http://www.atkinsontrucksales.com J. Atkinson Automotive

Ambulatory Foot Care Center PC 789 Piney Forest Road, Suite B Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-9430 Fax: (434) 792-8438 mcanavan@gamewood.net Michael Canavan Physicians & Surgeons

Angel Wings Home Care 2276 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 106 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-8711 Fax: (434) 836-8713 juliamckrn@yahoo.com http://www.angelwingshomecare.com Julia McKinnis Services

Audiology Hearing Aid Associates 743 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-6288 Fax: (434) 797-3685 http://www.DigitalHearing4U.com Danny Gnewikow Audiologists/Hearing Aid Specialists

American Armoured Foundation, Inc. 3401 US Highway 29 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-5323 Fax: (434) 836-3532 aaftank@gamewood.net http://www.aaftankmuseum.com William Gasser Attractions, Museums & Recreation American Forest Management, Inc. 612A Piney Forest Road, PO Box 4253 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 797-5588 Fax: (434) 979-1152 carolyn.moon@amforem.biz http://www.americanforestmanagement.com Carolyn Moon Business & Management - Development & Consultants American National Bank & Trust Company 628 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 191, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 792-5111 Fax: (434) 773-2207 info@amnb.com http://www.amnb.com Jeffrey Haley 13880 US Highway 29 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-1345 Fax: (434) 432-1346 smithg@amnb.com http://www.amnb.com Gwen Smith 109 North Main Street, PO Box 477 Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-1246 Fax: (434) 656-2441 http://www.amnb.com Kathy Shelton Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions American Red Cross 2276 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 107 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-2434 Fax: (434) 836-4053 pittsarc@gamewood.net http://www.roanokevalleyredcross.org Linette Nuckols Organizations American Showcase Modulars 6281 US Highway 29 Blairs, VA 24527 Phone: (434) 835-0050 Fax: (434) 835-0059 http://www.americanshowcasemodulars.com Gary Good Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers

Animal Medical Center of Danville 2815 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-6477 Fax: (434) 793-0151 amcvets@verizon.net Lisa Brooks Veterinarians Appalachian Power Company 4001 Mayflower Drive Lynchburg, VA 24501 Phone: (800) 956-4237 Fax: (434) 522-4251 http://www.aep.com Larry Jackson Utilities Arlene’s Closet LLC 114 S. Main Street Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-3220 arlenecreasy@yahoo.com Arlene Creasy Women’s Clothing Art Stanley Paving Specialist, Inc. 4001 Bridgewood Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 724-3324 Fax: (434) 724-2114 Emma Stanley Paving Contractors Ashbrook Audiology & Hearing Aid Centers, Inc. 4500 Riverside Drive, Suite B Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-2182 Fax: (434) 799-0218 ashaud01@yahoo.com http://www.ashbrookaudiology.com Paul Ashbrook Audiologists/Hearing Aid Specialists Dr. B. R. Ashby 1124 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3749, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 797-1101 B. Ashby Physicians & Surgeons Ashley Furniture Home Store 143 Crown Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-2347 cstowe@afhomestore.com http://www.ashleyhomestores.com Chad Mitchell Furniture

AutoCycle LLC 1692 Halifax Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 791-1071 Fax: (434) 791-1519 http://www.autocycleparts.com Bill Weaver Automotive Averett University 420 West Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-5600 Fax: (434) 799-0658 http://www.averett.edu Randy King Schools, Colleges & Education Avon Products 1031 Conner Evans Tr Alton, VA 24520 Phone: (434) 470-0765 ramona.bowen@avon.com Ramona Bowen Distributors AVRC - Advanced Vehicle Research Center 500 Stinson Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (919) 602-5105 Fax: (919) 341-5161 rddell@avrc.com http://www.avrc.com Dick Dell Automotive Awards & Trophy Shop & Custom Framing 761 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-5355 Fax: (434) 793-8763 jons@awardsandtrophyshop.com http://www.awardsandtrophyshop.com Jonathan Scollo Retailers

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B & W Floral Designs Inc. 113 Hughes Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-1390 Fax: (434) 797-1965 biztplw3@verizon.net http://www.bandwfloraldesign.com Willie & Brenda Pounds Florists

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chamber of commerce membership directory Badcock & More Home Furniture 301 Lowes Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-6090 Fax: (434) 792-6093 charnese.bennett@badcock.com http://www.badcock.com Charnese Bennett Furniture Bankers Insurance, LLC 203 North Ridge Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3324, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 792-8711 Fax: (434) 791-4469 dbaynes@bankersinsurance.net http://www.bankersinsurance.net Dorothy (Dot) Baynes Insurance Bankers Insurance/Carter Bank & Trust 515 Memorial Drive Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3306, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-8322 Fax: (434) 797-2253 ghayes@bankersinsurance.net W. Eugene Hayes Insurance Barbee Fabrics of Danville, Inc. Sherwood Shopping Center Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-2547 Fax: (434) 792-2582 Julian Bryant Retailers Barber Automotive & Truck Center, Inc. 10500 Martinsville Highway Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 685-1680 Fax: (434) 685-1668 Tim Barber Automotive Barkhouser Ford Lincoln Mercury 3604 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-1112 http://www.barkhouser.com James Barkhouser Automotive Bass Gems & Minerals, Ltd. 9400 Martinsville Highway Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 685-3779 Fax: (434) 685-3779 Benjamin Bass Retailers Bassett Office Supply 2266 Fairystone Park Highway, PO Box 558 Bassett, VA 24055 Phone: (276) 629-5341 Fax: (276) 629-3030 manly@bassettofficesupply.com http://www.bassettofficesupply.com Manly Boyd Office-Supplies, Equipment , Furniture & Repair BB&T 125 Collins Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-7125 Fax: (434) 799-9689 http://www.bbandt.com Jeff Sherman

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1410 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-4653 http://www.bbandt.com Jeff Barber 2801 Westover Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 822-2067 http://www.bbandt.com Joan Rozewicz 1017 West Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-6721 http://www.bbandt.com Troy Stowe 148 Tightsqueeze Plaza Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-0202 canderson@BBandT.com http://www.bbandt.com Chris Anderson Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions Belk Piedmont Mall, 325 Piedmont Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-6211 Fax: (434) 792-6211 http://www.belk.com Deborah Hammock Department Stores Ben David Jewelers 459 Mount Cross Road, Suite A Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-6561 Fax: (434) 792-6444 mark@bendavidjewelers.com http://www.bendavidjewelers.com Stephanie Mitchen Retailers Benton-Thomas Office Products 627 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-3577 Fax: (434) 792-1577 mbenton@duffiegraphics.com http://www.bentonthomas.com Mike Benton Office-Supplies, Equipment , Furniture & Repair Best Western Windsor Inn and Suites 1292 South Boston Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 483-5000 gmbestwesterndanville@gmail.com http://www.bestwestern.com Brian Parker Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts Better Business Bureau - Western VA 5115 Bernard Drive, Suite 202 Roanoke, VA 24018 Phone: (800) 533-5501 Fax: (540) 345-2289 info@roanoke.bbb.org http://www.bbb.org Julie Wheeler Organizations Howard W. Bolton III, CPA, PC 601 Loyal Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 579, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 792-2222 Fax: (434) 799-1450 hwb@howardbolton.com http://www.howardbolton.com Howard Bolton Accountants and Tax Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area, Inc. 308 Craghead Street, Suite 104 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-3700 Fax: (434) 791-3187 johnbbbs@dancom.com http://www.biglittledanville.org John Gilstrap Organizations BigSky Rents and Events 4754 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 822-1100 Fax: (434) 822-1102 bigskyrents@live.com Adam Sneed Rentals-Equipment & Furniture Biomat USA, Inc. 202 Boatwright Avenue Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-0326 Fax: (434) 791-3026 danville.biomatusa@grifols.com http://www.biomatusa.grifols.com Billy Watlington Services BISTRO 1888 221 Main Street, PO Box 982 South Boston, VA 24592 Phone: (434) 572-1888 Fax: (434) 572-1898 seeyou@bistro1888.com http://www.bistro1888.com Barbara Cage Restaurants and Caterers Blackwell Automotive, Inc. 4874 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-8853 Fax: (434) 797-2407 torrey@blackwellautos.com http://www.blackwellautos.com Torrey Blackwell Automotive Blair Construction, Inc. 23020 US Highway 29, PO Box 612 Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-6243 Fax: (434) 656-3290 http://www.blairbuildsbetter.com Timothy Clark Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers Blankenship & Davis Opticians 625 West Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-0770 Fax: (434) 792-0770 bdoptic@live.com Michael Cumbie Optical, Optometrists, Opticians & Optical Labs Blue Ridge Beverage 2525 Houghton Avenue, PO Box 1216 South Boston, VA 24592 Phone: (434) 572-1988 Fax: (434) 575-0572 brian.kallam@embarqmail.com Brian Kallam Distributors Blue Ridge Power Agency 530 Main Street, Suite 202 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-8375 Fax: (434) 797-2852 http://www.brpa.org Duane Dahlquist Wholesalers


chamber of commerce membership directory BMS Consulting, Inc. 13245 BTW Highway, PO Box 760 Hardy, VA 24101 Phone: (540) 721-4045 Fax: (540) 721-5151 jadkins@bmsbenefits.com http://www.bmxbenefits.com Jeremy Adkins Business & Management - Development & Consultants Bob Newnam Builders 300 Shoreham Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-2434 Fax: (434) 797-3337 bnewnam@comcast.net http://www.bobnewnambuilders.com Robert Newnam Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers Bojangles - Mountain Food Services 9265 US Highway 29 Blairs, VA 24527 Phone: (434) 836-3500 Fax: (434) 836-4669 mtfood@comcast.net http://www.bojangles.com/ Tommy Rogers Restaurants and Caterers Bojangles - Tri-Arc Foods, Inc. 106 Sandy Court Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (800) 313-5738 http://www.bojanglesrdu.com Tommy Haddock Restaurants and Caterers Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area 123 Foster Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-6617 Fax: (434) 792-6479 http://www.bgcdanville.org Shervin Rassa Organizations Brenda Brokaw Interiors, LLC 284 West Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-3780 bjbasid@aol.com http://www.brokawinteriors.com Brenda Brokaw Interior Decorators & Designers buentec llc 300 Ringgold Industrial Pkwy Danville, VA 24540 Phone: 434-791-7332 http://www.buentec.com/ David Parrish Web Designers Builder’s Discount Center of Danville, Inc. 1432 Goodyear Blvd. Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-3393 Fax: (434) 791-3367 http://www.buildersdiscount.net John Mercer Building Materials

C Donald G. Cairns, DDS, PC 990 Main Street #303 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-9447 Fax: (434) 793-6836 dcairns@gamewood.net Donald Cairns Dentists & Orthodontists Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. 2276 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 122 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-0604 Fax: (434) 836-5058 peter.howard@chatmosscable.com Peter Howard Insurance Canteen Food and Vending Services 342 Industrial Park Road Ridgeway, VA 24148 Phone: (276) 638-8995 Fax: (276) 638-2938 wayne.seagraves@compass-usa.com http://www.canteen.com/ Wayne Seagraves Food Service/Grocery Stores/Convenience Markets Capital Outdoor 11410 Creekside Drive Richmond, VA 23238 Phone: (804) 357-2201 Fax: (919) 850-2516 3bradshaws@gmail.com http://capitaloutdooradvertising.com/ Bill Bradshaw Signs Captain Copy, Inc. 215 Craghead Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-2679 Fax: (434) 793-3477 tim@captaincopy.net http://www.captaincopy.net Tim Hilliard Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery Cardiology Consultants of Danville, Inc. 158 Executive Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-1088 Fax: (434) 799-8525 harthrob@gamewood.net http://www.danvilleheart.com Rita Smith Physicians & Surgeons Carini’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria 3833 US Highway 29 North Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-6001 Fax: (434) 836-6030 carinisitaliangrill@yahoo.com http://www.carinisitaliangrill.com Pino Buzzetta Restaurants and Caterers Carlisle School 300 Carlisle Road Axton, VA 24054 PO Box 5388, Martinsville, VA 24115 Phone: (276) 632-7288 Fax: (276) 632-9545 http://www.carlisleschool.org Lee Probst

179 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-1750 Fax: (434) 799-1751 http://www.carlisleschool.org Neal Meyer 956 Woodlawn Academy Road Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-9244 Fax: (434) 432-2010 http://www.woodlawnacademy.net Michelle Bridges Schools, Colleges & Education Carpetland USA of Danville, Inc. 125 Sandy Court Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-1919 Fax: (434) 792-2113 http://www.carpetlandusa.com Eugene Podell Carpet & Rug Dealers/Cleaning Carter Bank & Trust 141 Westover Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-3321 Fax: (434) 799-2046 http://www.carterbankandtrust.com Worth Harris Carter Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions Carter Craig Attorneys at Law 126 South Union Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 601, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 792-9311 Fax: (434) 792-4373 http://www.ccbbk.net D. Thomas Blair Attorneys Dale Castiglione 201 Linden Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-2477 Fax: (434) 797-2477 edale3@verizon.net Dale Castiglione Individuals CED/All Phase Electric Supply Company 140 Neal Court Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-2300 Fax: (434) 793-2559 Mark Shambley Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical Centech Service Corporation 315 Wilson Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 573, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 799-2524 Fax: (434) 792-1864 dwilliams@centechservicecorp.com http://www.centechservicecorp.com Danny Williams Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical Centra 404 Airport Drive, Suite C Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 841-1761 Fax: (434) 200-4706 http://www.centrahealth.com Tim Neenan Physicians & Surgeons

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chamber of commerce membership directory CenturyLink 417 West Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22903 Phone: (434) 971-1064 Fax: (434) 293-8438 simone.alley@centurylink.com http://www.centurylink.com Simone Alley Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone Chandler Concrete Company 1088 Industrial Avenue Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-1233 Fax: (434) 792-1145 neal.ragsdale@chandlerconcrete.com http://www.chandlerconcrete.com Neal Ragsdale Cement,Sand,Gravel & Stone/Concrete Charles White Insurance Brokerage, Inc. 1081Ace Drive, Unit 7 Alton, VA 24520 Phone: (434) 446-5075 Fax: (336) 234-0045 charles2@cox.net Chuck White Insurance Chatham Animal Clinic 34 Pruden Street, PO Box 1113 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-2273 Fax: (434) 432-1642 cacvets@verizon.net http://chathamanimalclinic.com Paul Erwin Veterinarians Chatham Cares, Inc./The Community Center at Chatham 115 South Main Street, PO Box 333 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-3115 Fax: (434) 432-3117 chathamcares@gmail.com http://www.chathamcares.org Sarah Stewart Organizations Chatham Family Medical Center 19144 US Highway 29 North Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-0216 Fax: (434) 432-3425 tfmc@gamewood.net Minesh Shah Physicians & Surgeons Chatham Family Pharmacy 13701 US Highway 29 South Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-0780 Fax: (434) 432-0785 chathamfamilypharmacy@verizon.net Cindy Motley Drug Stores/Pharmacies Chatham Hall 800 Chatham Hall Circle Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-2941 Fax: (434) 432-1002 rmerricks@chathamhall.org http://www.chathamhall.org Ronald Merricks Schools, Colleges & Education

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Chatham Health and Rehabilitation Center 100 Rorer Street Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-0471 Fax: (434) 432-8362 jayne.powers@saberhealth.com Jayne Powers Nursing Homes/Rehab/Skilled Nursing Chatham Insurance Agency 13924 US Highway 29 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-2183 Fax: (434) 432-2186 lisa.strange2@verizon.net http://www.chathaminsurance.net Lisa Strange Insurance Town of Chatham 16 Court Place, PO Drawer 370 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-8153 Fax: (434) 432-4817 chathamva@comcast.net http://www.chatham-va.gov J. David Cothran Government

CIT 134 Wooding Avenue, PO Box 617 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-6200 Fax: (434) 791-6573 james.east@cit.com http://www.cit.com Jim East Financial & Investment Companies Dr. Nancy Coppic Clark 123 Deer Run Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-6912 Fax: (434) 799-8641 dnbclark@verizon.net http://www.drnancycclark.com/ Nancy Coppic Clark Optical, Optometrists, Opticians & Optical Labs Clear Pond Apartments 147 Levelton Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-3653 clearpond@vistacm.com Anna Wood Apartments

Chatmoss Cablevision, Inc. PO Box 5064 Martinsville, VA 24115 Phone: (434) 685-1521 Fax: (434) 685-1803 chatmoss@chatmosscable.com http://www.chatmosscable.com Charles Lewis Television/Cable

Clement & Wheatley 549 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 8200, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-8200 Fax: (434) 793-8436 http://www.clementwheatley.com Glenn Pulley Attorneys

Checkered Pig BBQ & Ribs 155 Crown Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-7447 Fax: (434) 793-0159 danville@checkeredpig.com http://www.checkeredpig.com Randy Bowles Restaurants and Caterers

Clerk of Circuit Court Danville, Virginia 401 Patton Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3300, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 799-5168 Fax: (434) 799-6502 Gerald Gibson Government

Chem-Dry of Southern VA 13772 Mount Cross Road Dry Fork, VA 24549 Phone: (434) 724-4564 Fax: (434) 724-3434 http://www.chemdry.com/ Larry Coleman Carpet & Rug Dealers/Cleaning Chick-fil-A 3535 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-1980 Fax: (434) 799-1978 01631@chick-fil-a.com http://www.chick-fil-a.com/riversidedrive Christopher Hodnett Restaurants and Caterers David D. Childress, DDS 1108 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-9036 David Childress Dentists & Orthodontists Ciciâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza 468 Trade Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-2792 Fax: (434) 797-1417 ingraham2nd@msn.com http://www.cicispizza.com Ken Ingraham Restaurants and Caterers

Cloverdale Quarters 1120 Cloverdale Trail Sutherlin, VA 24594 Phone: (434) 822-5535 Fax: (434) 822-6176 lwmiller@live.com http://www.cloverdalequarters.com Larry Miller Restaurants, Caterers, Conference Centers Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated 105 Trade Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-1412 Fax: (434) 792-9020 http://www.coca-cola.com Jeff Moorefield Distributors Cochran Insurance Agency, Inc. 538 Piney Forest Road, PO Box 4666 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-5000 Fax: (434) 793-5015 cochranins@comcast.net http://www.cochraninsuranceinc.com Ray Cochran Insurance Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Inc. 307 North Main Street, PO Box 400 Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-2211 Fax: (434) 656-2212 colbertmoran@yahoo.com http://www.colbertmoran.com/funeralhome/ Bruce Moran Funeral Homes & Memorials


chamber of commerce membership directory Coldwell Banker Johnson Realty 2321 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-4141 Fax: (434) 799-0625 cbjr@gamewood.net http://www.cbjrealty.net E. Wayne Johnson Real Estate Coleman B. Yeatts 761 Cherrystone Road Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-9472 Coleman Yeatts Individuals Collie Equipment Company 1101 Industrial Avenue Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-4926 Fax: (434) 797-9072 collieequip@gamewood.net http://www.collieequipkubota.com James Shields Retailers John W. Collins 20 Hargrave Blvd. Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-0816 johnphyl@gmail.com John Collins Individuals Colonial Ridge Apartments 104 North Music Street #705 Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-6838 Fax: (434) 656-3846 selliott@partnershippm.com http://www.partnershippropertymanagement. com Marie Pressley Apartments Columbia Forest Products 100 Paul Road SW, PO Drawer F Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-2591 Fax: (434) 432-1598 http://www.columbiaforestproducts.com Randy Marsh Manufacturers and Processors Comcast Cable 560 Patton Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-5116 Fax: (434) 483-4105 http://www.comcast.net Kathy Thomas Television/Cable Comcast Spotlight 560 Patton Street, 2nd Floor Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-1770 Fax: (434) 792-4786 http://www.comcastspotlight.com Heather Ferrell Services Comfort Inn & Suites 100 Tower Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-2000 Fax: (434) 792-4621 http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel/VA367 Robert Marshall Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

Commonwealth Document Management, Inc. 874 Cahill Court Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 797-2332 Fax: (434) 793-3916 rgiannini@chhcgroup.com http://www. commonwealthdocumentmanagement.com Rob Giannini Services Commonwealth Home Health Care, Inc. 479 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 797-2332 Fax: (434) 793-3916 robertsmcfarland@netscape.net http://www.commonwealthcare.com Robert McFarland Health Maintenance Organizations Commonwealth Home Nursing & Hospice 159 Executive Drive, Suite H Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-4663 Fax: (434) 793-3916 homecare4u@gamewood.net http://www.commonwealthcare.com Janet Hamilton Services Commonwealth Pharmacy 21 South Main Street Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 836-7144 Fax: (434) 836-5415 jeffrodden@comcast.net http://www.commonwealthpharmacy.com Jeff Rodden Drug Stores/Pharmacies Commonwealth Rehabilitation Center 4545 Riverside Drive, Suite D Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-4357 Janet Hamilton Health Maintenance Organizations Community Enterprises PO Box 11000 Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 792-5712 Fax: (434) 799-1828 landon_wyatt@comcast.net Landon Wyatt Real Estate The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region 541 Loyal Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-0884 Fax: (434) 793-6489 debra@cfdrr.org http://www.cfdrr.org Debra Dodson Organizations Community Improvement Council, Inc. 540 Holbrook Street, Building C Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1080, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-5710 Fax: (434) 793-5716 cicjoan@comcast.net http://cicheadstart.org/index.html Joan Robbins Child Development & Day Care

Compton & Nichols Inc, C&N Storage 2077 West Gretna Road Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-2495 Fax: (434) 656-1348 Lewis Compton Swimming Pool Contractors, Service, Equipment & Maintenance Computer Bookkeeping & Tax Service Inc. 2380 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-8976 Fax: (434) 799-5702 cbtsinc@verizon.net Debra Dockery, ABA Accountants and Tax Services Computer Clinic Inc. 932-A Arnett Blvd. Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 791-2111 Fax: (276) 794-4821 computerclinic932@comcast.net James Coyle Computers-Computer Products Cook Composites & Polymers 920 Tightsqueeze Industrial Road Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-8836 Fax: (434) 432-1366 http://ccponline.com/ Richard Niesen Manufacturers and Processors Hayako O. Cook 90 Bay Breeze Lane Penhook, VA 24137 Phone: (540) 576-3713 Fax: (540) 576-2008 Hayako Cook Individuals Cooperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Radio Controlled Race Center 4000 Sago Road Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 724-7342 Fax: (434) 724-7342 nleecooper@hughes.net http://www.coopersrc.com Patricia Cooper Attractions, Museums & Recreation Courtyard by Marriott 2136 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 791-2661 Fax: (434) 791-2073 adele.martin@dalyseven.com http://www.courtyard.com/gsodv Adele Martin Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts CRB Electric, Inc. 614 Fairview North Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-8520 Fax: (434) 432-4472 annablair@crbelectric.com http://www.crbelectric.com Anna Blair Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical Crosscountry Mortgage, Inc. 661 Arnett Blvd., Suite C Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-8100 Fax: (434) 792-4952 Ed Irvin Financial & Investment Companies

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chamber of commerce membership directory Curves 104 Trade Street, Suite B Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-7887 Fax: (434) 799-5702 cbtsinc@verizon.net http://www.curves.com/ Deborah Dockery Fitness Centers/Trainers Custom Embroidery Inc. Riverview Plaza Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-3153 Fax: (434) 799-4336 stitches24541@gmail.com http://www.customembroideryinc.com Debra Taylor Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery

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Daly Seven, Inc. 4829 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 822-2161 Fax: (434) 822-0556 http://www.dalyseven.com Patrick Daly Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts Dameron Plumbing & Heating, Inc. 119 Dudley Street, PO Box 2386 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-0831 Fax: (434) 792-6860 dphi.jsw@comcast.net James Wood Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical Dan River Art Works, LLC 531 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-2465 draw@danriverartworks.com http://www.danriverartworks.com Jason Liepe Attractions, Museums & Recreation

Daniel Builders LLC 257 Saddle Road Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 685-7486 Fax: (434) 685-7487 jwd@chatmosscable.com http://www.danielbuilders.org/ John Daniel Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers

Danville Area Humane Society, Inc. 1000 South Boston Highway Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 3352, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 799-0843 Fax: (434) 799-5306 dahsinc@yahoo.com http://www.dahsinc.com Paulette Dean Organizations

Chris Daniel 449 Vicar Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-8367 Chris Daniel Individuals

Danville Army Recruiting Station 325 Piedmont Drive, Suite 625A Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-9123 Timothy Walter Organizations

Daniel, Medley & Kirby, P.C. 110 North Union Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 720, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 792-3911 Fax: (434) 793-5724 jdaniel@dmklawfirm.com http://www.dmklawfirm.com James A. Daniel Attorneys

Danville Braves 302 River Park Drive Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 378, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 797-3792 Fax: (434) 797-3799 david.cross@braves.com http://www.dbraves.com David Cross Attractions, Museums & Recreation

Dannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Welding & Danville Wrought Iron 1760 South Boston Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-9611 davidyamile@yahoo.com Danny Moyer Metal Products

City of Danville 427 Patton Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3300, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 799-5100 Fax: (434) 799-6549 cmo@ci.danville.va.us http://www.danville-va.gov Joe King Government

Danview Restaurant, Inc. 116 Danview Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-3552 Fax: (434) 822-0117 danview1@comcast.net http://www.danviewcomcast.net Wayne Davis Restaurants and Caterers Danville Academy of Dance, Inc. 1064 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-9106 Ann Pflugshaupt Dance - Studios and Instruction

Dan River Business Development Center 300 Ringgold Industrial Parkway Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-9100 Fax: (434) 793-9200 wrhogg@drbdc.com http://www.drbdc.com Ralph Hogg Business & Management - Development & Consultants

Danville Arc, Inc. 7180 US Highway 29 Blairs, VA 24527 Phone: (434) 836-3272 Fax: (434) 836-5419 http://www.danvillearc.org Tonya Fowler Organizations

Dan River Region Association of Realtors 2321 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-2851 Fax: (434) 792-3855 abdrrar@comcast.net http://drrar-va.com/ Nikki Harris Real Estate

Danville Area Association for Arts & Humanities 411 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3581, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 792-6965 Fax: (434) 792-1307 artsandh1@gmail.com http://www.danvilleartsandhumanities.org John Gilstrap Organizations

DanChem Technologies, Inc. 1975 Old Richmond Road Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 400, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 797-8120 Fax: (434) 797-2814 http://www.danchem.com Tim Condron Manufacturers and Processors

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Danville Area Council of Community Services PO Box 1235 Danville, VA 24543 http://www.daccs.org Adama Vacanti Organizations

City of Danville (Utilities) 1040 Monument Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-5270 Fax: (434) 799-6583 lewisnb@ci.danville.va.us http://www.danvilleutilities.com Nate Lewis Utilities Danville Collision Center 143 Riverview Avenue Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-3559 Fax: (434) 799-6007 danvillecollisioncenter@verizon.net http://danvillecollision.com/ Stanley Bowles Automotive Danville Communication Center, Inc. 535 Wilson Street, PO Box 279 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-5433 marybeth@gamewood.net http://www.danvillecomm.com Mary Beth Hill Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone Danville Community College 1008 South Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-2222 Fax: (434) 797-8514 http://www.dcc.vccs.edu B. Carlyle Ramsey Schools, Colleges & Education Danville Dental Associates 5011 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 822-0500 Fax: (434) 822-1330 Christopher Payne


chamber of commerce membership directory 19144 Highway 29 North Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-8793 Fax: (434) 432-8404 Tamara Webster

2140 Franklin Turnpike (Route 41) Danville, Virginia 24540 Phone: (434) 836-4158 Fax: (434) 836-0250 www.doarpt.com

770 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-8825 Fax: (434) 799-9458 info@danvilledentalassociates.com http://www.danvilledentalassociates.com Albert Payne Dentists & Orthodontists

13920 Highway 29 North Chatham, Virginia 24531 Phone: (434) 432-1680 Fax: (434) 432-1729 www.doarpt.com

Danville Distributing Company, Inc. West Main and Gatewood, PO Box 2010 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-9181 Fax: (434) 792-3526 John Hamlin Distributors Danville Education Association 148 Arnett Blvd. Suite B Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-5498 Fax: (434) 799-7441 piedmontveanea@verizon.net http://www.danvilledea.org/ Laurel Kyles Organizations Danville Golf Club 2725 West Main Street, PO Box 2066 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-7225 Fax: (434) 792-7229 jstenersen@danvillegolfclub.com http://www.danvillegolfclub.com John Stenersen Attractions, Museums & Recreation Danville House 600 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3703, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 792-0666 Fax: (434) 792-3816 tholland@HALLKEEN.com Tecora Holland Apartments Danville Insulating & Window Company, Inc. 1820 Mount Cross Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-1044 Fax: (434) 792-8600 allison1601@aol.com Gary & Allison Durham Building Materials Danville Life Saving Crew 202 Christopher Lane Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-2739 Fax: (434) 793-3525 crew@gamewood.net http://www.dlsc.org Wendy Morris Organizations Danville Orthopedic & Athletic Rehab 174 Executive Drive Danville, Virginia 24541 Phone: (434) 797-1504 Fax: (434) 797-1506 www.doarpt.com 404 Airport Drive, Suite D Danville, Virginia 24540 Phone: (434) 792-0899 Fax: (434) 792-1922 www.doarpt.com

Danville Orthopedic Clinic, Inc. 125 Executive Drive, Suite A Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-4711 Fax: (434) 797-5448 http://www.danvilleortho.com John Carter Physicians & Surgeons Danville Paint & Supply Co. 532 Monroe Street Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-8521 Fax: (434) 799-0473 devans@danvillepaintandsupply.com http://www.danvillepaintandsupply.com Keith Evans Building Materials Danville Pathologists, Inc. 212 South Main Street, PO Box 2700 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-8398 Fax: (434) 799-1415 Thomas Hardy Physicians & Surgeons Danville Pittsylvania Community Services Administrative & Outpatient Services Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-0456 Fax: (434) 799-4261 jbebeau@dpcs.org http://www.dpcs.org James Bebeau Organizations Danville Pittsylvania County Habitat for Humanity 503 Hughes Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 718, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-3630 Fax: (434) 793-6461 info@danvillehabitat.org http://www.danvillehabitat.org Donna Redd Organizations Danville Public Library 511 Patton Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-5195 Fax: (434) 792-5172 janossh@ci.danville.va.us http://www.danville-va.gov Shelly Janosko Organizations Danville Public Schools 341 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 9600, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 799-6400 Fax: (434) 799-5008 http://www.web.dps.k12.va.us Sue Davis Schools, Colleges & Education Danville Ready Mix 503 Wilkerson Road Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 10368, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 799-5818 Fax: (434) 799-5846 danvillereadymix@verizon.net Richard Pelletier Cement,Sand,Gravel & Stone/Concrete

Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority 135 Jones Crossing, PO Box 2669 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-8380 Fax: (434) 799-8249 gwasson@drhava.com http://www.drhava.com/ Gary Wasson Organizations Danville Regional Foundation 512 Bridge Street, Suite 100 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-2176 Fax: (434) 799-2162 info@drfonline.org http://www.danvilleregionalfoundation.org Karl Stauber Organizations Danville Regional Medical Center 142 South Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-2100 Fax: (434) 799-2260 http://www.danvilleregional.org Eric Deaton Hospitals Danville Register & Bee 700 Monument Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 331, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-2311 Fax: (434) 799-0595 skaylor@registerbee.com http://www.godanriver.com Steven Kaylor Newspapers Danville Science Center 677 Craghead Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-5160 Fax: (434) 791-5168 dscstaff@smv.org http://www.dsc.smv.org Jeff Liverman Attractions, Museums & Recreation Danville Super -8 2385 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-5845 Fax: (434) 799-5945 s8gm3795@ehm-inc.com http://www.super8.com Donna Mellott Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts Danville Surgical Center, Inc. 201 South Main Street, Suite 3300 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-7874 Fax: (434) 792-3585 Kathy Shelton Physicians & Surgeons Danville Toyota, Inc. 125 Piedmont Place Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 822-0300 Fax: (434) 822-2012 http://www.danvilletoyota.com Teresa Wiseman Automotive Danville Tree Care 1340 Goodyear Blvd. Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 719, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-4719 Therit Winstead Services

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chamber of commerce membership directory Danville Women’s Care, P.C. 927 South Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-4620 Fax: (434) 793-8992 dwcpc@gamewood.net Donna Pruitt Physicians & Surgeons

Debbie’s Staffing 211 Nor-Dan Drive, Suite 1164 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-1333 Fax: (434) 836-1377 http://www.debbiesstaffing.com Gail Epps Employment Agencies

Dominion VA Power 2 Technology Drive Staunton, VA 24401 Phone: (888) 667-3000 http://www.dom.com Emmett Toms Utilities

Danville/Pittsylvania County Fair Association 2400 Cavalier Road Ringgold, VA 24586 Phone: (434) 822-6850 Fax: (434) 822-5048 dpcfairgrounds@yahoo.com http://www.dpcfairgrounds.com Larry Burnett Attractions, Museums & Recreation

Dell’Anno’s Pizzeria 10378 Martinsville Highway Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 685-2220 Fax: (434) 685-2221 dellannos1@yahoo.com Agostino Pugliese Restaurants and Caterers

Donnachaidh Associates, LLC 230 Slayton Avenue, Suite 102 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434} 766-6653 http://donnachaidhassociates.com/ Michael Duncan Manufacturers and Processors

Demont Design 525 Main Street, Suite A Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-0612 demontdesign@verizon.net Kimberly Demont Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery

Don’s Auto Recycling 220 Beach Hollow Road Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-6333 Fax: (434) 799-0282 Connie Warren Automotive

Davenport & Company LLC 2725 Franklin Turnpike, PO Box 4017 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-5528 Fax: (866) 932-6490 http://www.investdavenport.com Frank Wiseman Financial & Investment Companies Davenport Communications 108 Reid Street, PO Box 1097 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 792-6718 Fax: (434) 432-8768 mmcfalls@davenportcom.com http://davenportcom.com/ Melanie McFalls Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone Davenport Energy, Inc. 108 South Main Street, PO Box 879 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-0251 Fax: (434) 432-2133 http://www.davenportenergy.com Lewis Wall Oil & Gas Operators & Marketing Davenport Energy/Central Oil 413 Vaden Drive, PO Box 555 Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-2271 Fax: (434) 656-6775 tyeatts@davenportenergy.com http://www.cleanheat.com Taft Yeatts Oil & Gas Operators & Marketing Davis & Davis Floor Covering 2085 Franklin Turnpike Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-5991 Joe Davis Carpet & Rug Dealers/Cleaning Davis Storage & Warehouse, Inc. 541 Bridge Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-7721 Fax: (434) 799-5959 davisstg@gamewood.net George Davis Moving & Storage Days Inn - Yanceyville 1858 NC Highway 86 North Yanceyville, NC 27379 Phone: (336) 694-9494 Fax: (336) 694-9900 http://www.daysinn.com/DaysInn/control/ Booking/property_info?propertyId=10162&cid=I P_Local Harry Patel Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

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Designed Benefits of Virginia, Inc. 2276 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 119 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 835-0300 Fax: (434) 835-0301 dyeatts@chatmosscable.com Dorinda Yeatts Insurance Dewberry 551 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 245403353 Phone: (434) 797-4497 Fax: (434) 797-4341 http://www.dewberry.com Brian Bradner Engineers/Architects/Surveyors Dietz Nutritional Consulting, LLC 625 Piney Forest Road, Suite 306D Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 548-0476 Fax: (434) 791-3330 jennifer@dietzdiets.com http://www.dietzdiets.com Jennifer Dietz Health Maintenance Organizations Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP 110 Exchange Street, Suite G Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-5334 Fax: (434) 791-6061 Steve.Farrar@dhgllp.com http://www.dhgllp.com Steve Farrar Accountants and Tax Services DocuSystems Company, Inc. 126 Woodside Drive, Suite A Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-9403 Fax: (434) 836-9405 sales@docusystems.biz http://www.docusystems.biz David Hobson Office-Supplies, Equipment , Furniture & Repair Dominion Eye Center 800 Memorial Drive, Suite A Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-3232 Fax: (434) 792-5125 mgammon@dominioneyecenter.com http://www.dominioneyecenter.com Melissa Gammon Optical, Optometrists, Opticians & Optical Labs

Dorton Insurance Agency 427 Piney Forest Road, PO Box 4187 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-1041 Fax: (434) 793-1041 Charles Dorton Insurance Downtown Danville Association PO Box 853 Danville, VA 24543 downtowndan@gamewood.net http://www.downtown-danville.com Melissa Keatts Organizations Patricia Duprey, MD 4500 Riverside Drive, Suite A Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 11477, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 797-3920 Fax: (434) 793-7529 Patricia Duprey Physicians & Surgeons DVF Foodservice, Inc. 615 Kentuck Road Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 338, Ringgold, VA 24586 Phone: (434) 792-4311 Fax: (434) 791-3067 donnie.stevens@dvffoods.com http://www.dvffoods.com Donnie Stevens Food Service/Grocery Stores/Convenience Markets

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R. Allan Easley Insurance Agency 17 South Main Street, PO Box 898 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-4046 Fax: (434) 432-3040 easleya@nationwide.com R. Allan Easley Insurance Eastern Panel Manufacturing, Inc. 235 Woodlawn Heights, PO Box 1036 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-3055 Fax: (434) 432-2338 easternpanel@comcast.net Keith Van Asch Manufacturers and Processors


chamber of commerce membership directory Ecomnets 1 Ecomnets Way Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 822-7040 Fax: (434) 822-8191 http://www.ecomnets.com Raj Kosuri Manufacturers and Processors

Emeritus of Danville 432 Hermitage Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-3180 Fax: (434) 791-3378 http://www.emeritus.com Cristy Balkus Assisted Living

Edward Jones 2276 Franklin Turnpike Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-4717 Fax: (434) 835-0178 hershelstone@yahoo.com http://www.edwardjones.com Hershel Stone Financial & Investment Companies

Empathy Rehab 990 Main Street, Suite 101 Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 10518, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 791-4691 Fax: (434) 791-4692 cshay@owenterprise.com http://empathy.owenterprise.com Chris Shay Health Maintenance Organizations

Edward Jones 405 North Main Street, Suite C Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-1522 dianna.burkholder@edwardjones.com Dianna Burkholder Financial & Investment Companies Edward Jones Investments 111D Exchange Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-5001 Fax: (887) 803-7718 linda.rhue@edwardjones.com http://www.edwardjones.com Linda Rhue Financial & Investment Companies EIT, LLC 650 River Park Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-4870 Fax: (434) 793-4877 http://www.eit.com Darell Oakes Manufacturers and Processors El Vallarta Mexican Restaurant, Inc. 418 Westover Place Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-0506 Fax: (434) 799-3006 Pedro Llamas Restaurants and Caterers Elbridge G. Coles Insurance Agency 22 South Main Street, PO Box 684 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-4216 Fax: (434) 432-3948 ecolesins@comcast.net Elizabeth Inge Insurance Electronic Development Labs, Inc. 244 Oakland Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-0807 Fax: (434) 799-0847 sales@edl-inc.com http://www.edl-inc.com Donald Polsky Manufacturers and Processors Elliott Electric Service Inc. 604 Wilson Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-3591 Fax: (434) 792-5145 chris@elliottelec.com http://www.elliottelec.com Chris Elliott Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

Enterprise Rent-A-Car 3045 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-2000 Fax: (434) 791-2071 thomas.j.davis@erac.com http://www.enterprise.com T. J. Davis Automotive The Entwistle Company 1940 Halifax Road Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 1337, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 799-6186 Fax: (434) 799-9687 http://www.entwistleco.com Randy Gibson Manufacturers and Processors ERA-Holley & Gibson Realty Company, Inc. 339 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 791-2400 Fax: (434) 791-2122 janetholleyera@comcast.net http://www.eraholleyandlewis.com Janet Holley Real Estate Essel Propack 187 Cane Creek Blvd. Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 822-8007 Fax: (434) 822-8043 http://www.esselpropack.com Bob Craig Manufacturers and Processors EVE, INC. 223 Riverview Drive, Suite E Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 10937, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-2563 Fax: (434) 793-2568 earl.vipperman@eve-inc.com http://www.eve-inc.com C. Earl Vipperman Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers Evince Magazine Dan River Business Development Center Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (877) 638-8685 joycewilburn@gmail.com http://www.evincemagazine.com Joyce Wilburn Newspapers

Excelsis Research PO Box 1160 Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 822-2515 Fax: (434) 822-2515 John Primiano Services

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FairPoint Communications 123 Watts Street, PO Box 367 Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-2291 Fax: (434) 656-2121 http://648fpgr.fairpoint.com/ Hart Ashworth Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone Fairway Outdoor Advertising 1920 West Lee Street Greensboro, NC 27403 Phone: (336) 323-5317 Fax: (336) 294-2085 george.wilkes@fairwayoutdoor.com http://www.fairwayoutdoor.com George Wilkes Signs Fall Creek Farm Bed and Breakfast 2556 Green Farm Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 791-3297 fallcreekfarm@yahoo.com http://www.fall-creek-farm.com Janet Tate Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts Family Eyecare Center 401 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-2020 Fax: (434) 792-2687 drmbbauman@comcast.net http://www.familyeyecarecenter.org M. Briggs Bauman, O.D. Optical, Optometrists, Opticians & Optical Labs Farm Credit of the Virginias ACA 29 Military Drive Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-4641 Fax: (434) 432-4642 http://www.farmcreditofvirginias.com Earl Stanfield Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions Fenders Wine Bar & Bistro/A Moveable Feast 1050 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 998, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 792-2060 fendersbistro@gmail.com http://www.fendersrestaurantdanville.com Wendy Riddick Restaurants and Caterers Finch & Finch, Inc. Funeral and Cremation Service 809-811 Main Street, PO Box 85 Altavista, VA 24517 Phone: (434) 369-5621 Fax: (434) 369-5637 finchandfinchfh@aol.com http://www.finchandfinchfuneralservice.com Robert Finch Funeral Homes & Memorials

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chamber of commerce membership directory Fire Safe, Inc. 874 Cahill Court Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-2332 Fax: (434) 793-3916 Brian.wilson@chhcgroup.com Brian Wilson Services Fire Sprinkler Service, LLC 204 West Stadium Drive, PO Box 4536 Eden, NC 27288 Phone: (336) 623-0833 Fax: (336) 623-4204 dcorum@morganmech.com http://www.morganmech.com Dana Corum Services Fire Sprinkler, Ltd. 8142 Wards Road Rustburg, VA 24588 Phone: (434) 821-4222 Fax: (434) 821-4321 tom.harris@firesprinklerltd.com Tom Harris Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers First Citizens Bank 530 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-6813 Fax: (434) 791-6810 eddie.herndon@firstcitizens.com http://www.firstcitizens.com John Herndon 1 South Main Street, PO Box 428 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-2311 Fax: (434) 432-7063 http://www.firstcitizens.com JoAnn Amos Ballou Park Branch Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-6830 Fax: (434) 791-6803 http://www.firstcitizens.com Kimbal Campbell 1296 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-6850 Fax: (434) 791-6850 http://www.firstcitizens.com Gus Dolianitis 130 Collins Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-1117 Fax: (434) 791-1634 http://www.firstcitizens.com Melisa Herndon Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions First Piedmont Corporation 108 South Main Street, PO Box 1069 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-0211 Fax: (434) 432-0278 http://www.fpcwaste.com Tommy Stump Trash Hauling-Commercial & Landfills First State Bank 201 North Union Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 6400, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 792-0198 Fax: (434) 792-4978 http://www.efirststatebank.com Kelvin Perry Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

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Fish Bones of Danville, Inc. 111 Sandy Court, Suite C Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-9699 Fax: (434) 799-0073 fishbonesdanville@verizon.net http://www.fishbonesdanville.com Trish Boyle Specialty Shops Fletcher Center/AIMS, The 108 Holbrook Street, Suite 203 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-2059 Fax: (434) 791-2835 bmcbride@diamondconsultingcorp.org http://www.aimspc.com Beth McBride Health Maintenance Organizations Forever Young Family Salon Inc. 145 Holt Garrison Parkway, Suite 410 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 791-3316 forever.young09@live.com http://www.foreveryoungfsi.com Marion Morrison Salons - Hair, Nail, Spa, Tanning Foster & Dorr, PC 643-B Ballou Park Shopping Center, PO Box 2100 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-2101 Fax: (434) 799-1409 http://www.fosteranddorr.com Robert Dorr Accountants and Tax Services Four Seasons Pest Control, Inc. 2409 Franklin Turnpike, PO Box 4953 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-1662 Fax: (434) 836-1622 fspc1@yahoo.com http://www.fourseasonspestcontrolinc.com John Adkins Pest Control Services R. Frank Fox, Jr. Business Management Consultant 912 Wigwam Drive Danville, VA 24540-5250 Phone: (434) 835-0045 rfrankfox@msn.com Frank Fox Business & Management - Development & Consultants Fraternal Order of Eagles Piedmont Aerie 4420 5731 South Boston Highway Sutherlin, VA 24594 Phone: (434) 822-5686 eaf1957@comcast.net http://www.foe.com/ William ‘Tony’ Pass Organizations Free Clinic of Danville 133 South Ridge Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 665, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 799-1223 Fax: (434) 799-6737 danvillefreeclinic@comcast.net http://www.danvillefreeclinic.org Patti Schwemer Health Maintenance Organizations

Friedman Fixture Company, Inc. 2394 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-7633 Fax: (434) 799-2551 friedjc@gamewood.net Jerome Cook Retailers Friedrichs Family Eye Center 32 North Main Street, PO Box 943 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-1500 Fax: (434) 432-1577 eyes4u@comcast.net http://www.friedrichsfamilyeyecenter.com Susan Hall Optical, Optometrists, Opticians & Optical Labs Fun-Time Amusements 2021 North Main Street Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-3511 Fax: (434) 836-6159 funtimerides@yahoo.com http://www.4funtime.com Doug Colbert Attractions, Museums & Recreation Furniture Depot, Inc. 306 Lowes Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-2297 Fax: (434) 793-0124 fdepot@verizon.net Donnie Hall Furniture

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G & W Associates 534 Cleveland Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-2733 stayconnected@acnrep.com http://www.stayconnected.acnrep.com Gail Gunn Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone Gamewood Technology Group 165 Deer Run Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-8407 Fax: (434) 799-8426 http://www.gamewood.com Robert Taylor Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone Gardner, Barrow, Sharpe & Reynolds, P.C. 500 Piney Forest Road, Suite B Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-1111 Fax: (434) 799-1422 http://www.ggbslawfirm.com Jim Reynolds Attorneys Garrett’s Tax Service 305 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 797-2398 Fax: (434) 793-6723 garrettstax@usa.net http://www.garrettstax.com John Searcy Accountants and Tax Services


chamber of commerce membership directory Gateway Health Alliance, Inc. 341 Main Street, Suite 301 Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1120, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 799-3838 Fax: (434) 799-3837 http://www.gatewayhealth.com Brett Jackson Insurance GemStone - Professional Services Consultants 2835 W. Sunrise Drive Dry Fork, VA 24549 Phone: (434) 429-4934 bjames@gemstone-psc.com http://www.gemstone-psc.com Bethann James Business & Management - Development & Consultants GENEDGE ALLIANCE DCC Campus - Satellite Office Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (276) 732-5512 Fax: (434) 797-8415 jhudson@genedge.org http://www.genedge.org John Hudson Business & Management - Development & Consultants General Aviation, Inc. 424 Airport Drive Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 457, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-7033 Fax: (434) 793-0228 rembold-air@comcast.net http://www.flydanville.com Mike Rembold Transportation Genesis Day Spa and Salon 695 Park Avenue Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-2662 genesisdayspa@live.com http://genesisdayspaandsalon.com/ Catherine Adkins Salons - Hair, Nail, Spa, Tanning Get Fit Dan River Region 308 Craghead Street, Suite 102B Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 770-9139 stephanieferrugia@getfitdanriver.org http://www.getfitdanriver.org Stephanie Ferrugia Health Maintenance Organizations Glenn D. Giles 120 Bent Creek Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-3252 ggiles@chatmosscable.com Glenn Giles Individuals Giles-Flowerland and Caterers 232 South Main Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1097, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-6211 Fax: (434) 797-4832 http://www.giles-flowerland.com Louise White Florists

Ginger Bread House & Garden Center 1799 Memorial Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-2700 Fax: (434) 791-2720 brownandbrowninc@verizon.net Pat Brown Specialty Shops Global Food Connection, Inc. 913 Wigwam Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-9275 Fax: (832) 213-2714 information@globalfoodconnection.com http://www.globalfoodconnection.com Ron Cornell Food Service/Grocery Stores/Convenience Markets God’s Pit Crew, Inc. 2499 North Main Street Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-4472 Fax: (434) 836-4475 godspitcrew@verizon.net http://www.godspitcrew.org Randy Johnson Organizations God’s Storehouse, Inc. 750 Memorial Drive, PO Box 2600 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-3663 Fax: (434) 793-8335 godsstorehouse@comcast.net http://www.godsstorehouse.org Becky Wales Organizations Gold Star Mortgage Services 415 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 791-4011 Fax: (434) 791-4026 info@goldstarmtg.com http://www.goldstarmtg.com Janis Chenery Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions Golden Skillet 1029 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 432-4633 Joyce Walsh Restaurants and Caterers Goodwill Industries of Danville Area, Inc. 512 Westover Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-2511 Fax: (434) 792-2544 gcotta@goodwilldanville.net http://www.goodwilldanville.org Gary Cotta Organizations Goodyear Auto Service Center 1281 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-6790 Fax: (434) 836-9444 gsr2831@goodyear.com http://www.goodyear.com Nancy Burch Automotive The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company 1901 Goodyear Blvd. Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3400, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 791-9100 Fax: (434) 791-9164 http://www.goodyear.com Tim Noe Manufacturers and Processors

Goodyear Tire & Service Network 450 Mount Cross Road #2822 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-1022 Fax: (434) 799-1744 gsr2822@goodyear.com http://www.goodyear.com Gold Adkins Automotive Gretna Drug Company, Inc. 108 Vaden Drive, PO Box 456 Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-1251 Fax: (434) 656-6003 brown_chapman@hotmail.com http://www.gretnadrug.com Chapman Brown Drug Stores/Pharmacies Gretna Health & Rehabilitation Center 595 Vaden Drive, PO Box 577 Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-1206 Fax: (434) 656-3636 http://www.mfa.net/gretna Sabrina Vaughan Nursing Homes/Rehab/Skilled Nursing Gretna Little Theatre, Inc. 228 Zion Road Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 228-1778 janina3@comcast.net http://www.gretnalittletheatre.com Janina Shoemaker Attractions, Museums & Recreation Gretna Theatre 107 North Main Street, PO Box 658 Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-3377 Fax: (434) 656-1829 msyoung@pmtnet.net http://www.thegretnatheatre.com Donald & Marie Young Attractions, Museums & Recreation Town of Gretna 107 South Shelton Street, PO Box 602 Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-6572 Fax: (434) 656-6941 townhall@townofgretna.org http://www.townofgretna.org David Lilly Government Cesar Guanzon 114 Sheffield Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-2810 Fax: (434) 792-9041 cguanzon@gamewood.net Cesar Guanzon Individuals

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H & R Block Coleman Market Place Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-2473 http://www.hrblock.com Debra Garrison

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chamber of commerce membership directory Market Square Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-1965 Riverside Centre Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-1105 Fax: (434) 797-3679 Accountants and Tax Services Hajoca Corporation 213 Commerce Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-8111 Fax: (434) 797-2301 shodnett@hajoca.com http://www.hajoca.com Stoneman Hodnett Wholesalers Hallmark Home Health Care 113 Mall Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-3938 Fax: (434) 797-3217 hallmarkhc@gamewood.net http://hallmarkhomehealthcare.com/ Bonnie Scolpini Health Maintenance Organizations Hamilton Properties of Danville, LLC 317 Hawthorne Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 489-6909 janetbob2@verizon.net Janet Hamilton Real Estate Hampton Inn 2130 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-1111 Fax: (434) 791-1181 danrs.hampton@hilton.com http://www.hamptoninn.com Pretty Govindji Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts Hardy Petroleum 1912 Westover Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 822-2601 Fax: (434) 822-2603 hardypetro1@comcast.net http://www.hardypetroleum.com W. O. Hardy Oil & Gas Operators & Marketing Hargrave Military Academy 200 Military Drive Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-2481 Fax: (434) 432-3129 http://www.hargrave.edu Doyle ‘’Don’’ Broome Schools, Colleges & Education Harman Eye Center of Danville 734 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 857-0020 sandimeadows@rocketmail.com http://www.harmaneye.com Sandi Meadows Optical, Optometrists, Opticians & Optical Labs Harris, Harvey, Neal & Co., LLP, CPA’s 120 South Main Street, PO Box 899 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-2441 Fax: (434) 432-2432 vlw@hhncpa.com http://www.hhncpa.com Vaden Wright

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554 North Main Street, PO Box 754 South Boston, VA 24592 Phone: (434) 575-7914 Fax: (434) 575-6850 http://www.hhncpa.com John Neal 2309 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3424, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 792-3220 Fax: (434) 792-8604 http://www.hhncpa.com L. Samuel Saunders Accountants and Tax Services Lou A. Harris 112 Highland Road Gretna, VA 24557 Lou Harris Individuals Peyton R. Hatcher, CPA 631 North Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-7341 Fax: (434) 793-1529 prhcpa@comcast.net Peyton Hatcher Accountants and Tax Services Charles R. Hawkins PO Box 285 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-9672 Charles Hawkins Individuals Law Office of Greg T. Haymore, P.C. 219 Patton Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-8378 Fax: (434) 793-8886 greg@haymorelaw.net http://www.haymorelaw.net Greg Haymore Attorneys HD Web Studio 1 West Church Street, Suite A Martinsville, VA 24112 PO Box 707, Martinsville, VA 24114 Phone: (276) 666-2266 Fax: (866) 712-1318 masha@hdwebstudio.com http://www.hdwebstudio.com Masha Edelen Web Designers HealthSource of Danville 403 Mt. Cross Road, Suite 101 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-2444 Fax: (336) 235-4023 healthsource@hstriad.com http://virginia.healthsourcechiro.com/city/ Danville Sonya Lamb Chiropractors Donna F. Helton, DDS, PC 1422 West Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-5416 Fax: (434) 792-7630 dheltondds@verizon.net http://www.drheltondental.com Donna Helton Dentists & Orthodontists Henebry’s Jewelers 325 Piedmont Drive, Suite 305 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-1224 Fax: (434) 799-1334 Cindy Pinekenstein Retailers

Highlander Restaurant, Lodge & Pub 2500 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-2011 Fax: (434) 799-4661 http://www.danvillehighlander.com Angela Perkins Restaurants and Caterers Holiday Inn Express Danville 2121 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-4000 Fax: (434) 799-5516 teresa.webb@dalyseven.com http://www.holidayinnexpress.com/danvilleva Teresa Webb Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts Holiday Sports Tours 127 Tunstall Road, Suite 201 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-5683 Fax: (434) 792-8612 tours001@hotmail.com http://www.sportstickets.net Irvin Richardson Travel Agencies Holiday Travel Services of Danville, Inc. 127 Tunstall Road Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-0230 Fax: (434) 793-4226 http://www.bookholiday.net Gary Beyer Travel Agencies Mark B. Holland, P.C. 641 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-6583 Fax: (434) 792-6584 mark@markbholland.com http://www.MarkBHolland.com Mark Holland Attorneys Home Depot 175 Holt Garrison Parkway Danville , VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-9570 http://www.homedepot.com David Spellman Retailers Home Oxygen & Medical Equip Co. 3356 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 797-1329 Fax: (434) 799-3337 home@gamewood.net Eddie Gunnell Services Home Recovery HomeAid 14 North Main Street, PO Box 191 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-0840 Fax: (434) 432-0856 cgarrett@hr-ha.com http://www.hr-ha.com Cheri Garrett Health Maintenance Organizations The Homeplace Vineyard, Inc. 568 Rigney Circle Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-9463 thehomeplacevineyard@yahoo.com http://thehomeplacevineyard.com Joe Williams Attractions, Museums & Recreation


chamber of commerce membership directory Horizontech, Inc. 417 Bridge Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 417, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 857-3200 Fax: (434) 857-3201 zook@horizontech.com http://www.horizontech.com David Zook Services Gregory D. Howard, D.D.S. 1121 West Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-2633 Fax: (434) 793-2501 Gregory Howard Dentists & Orthodontists The Hughes Center 1601 Franklin Turnpike Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-8508 Fax: (434) 836-8552 amanda.moseley@psysolutions.com http://www.thehughescenter.com Amanda Moseley Services Hughes Marine Service, Inc. 3815 Highway 29 North Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-0052 Fax: (434) 836-6761 mary@hughesmarineservice.com http://www.hughesmarineservice.com Carroll Yeaman Boat Dealers & Marine Supplies Hughes Memorial Foundation PO Box 5371 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-2577 Fax: (434) 836-2577 linda@hughesmemorialfoundation.org http://www.hughesmemorialfoundation.org Linda Bailey Stegall Organizations Bobby G. Hutson 100 Northridge Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 724-7444 Bobby Hutson Individuals

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IHOP #579 101 Teal Court Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-5476 ihop579@yahoo.com http://www.ihop.com/ Pablo Lopez Restaurants and Caterers Infinity Global Packaging 501 Bridge Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 10908, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-7570 Fax: (434) 793-7571 infinity@infinityrp.com http://www.infinityrp.com Paul Woehlcke Services

Innkeeper - North 1030 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-1700 Fax: (434) 836-1700 lisa.greer@dalyseven.com http://www.dalyseven.com Lisa Greer Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts Innkeeper - West 3020 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-1202 Fax: (434) 799-9672 http://www.dalyseven.com David Hawker Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts Institute for Advanced Learning and Research 150 Slayton Avenue Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 766-6713 Fax: (434) 791-3279 http://www.ialr.org Liam Leightley Schools, Colleges & Education Insurance Junction 102 South Main Street, PO Box 368 Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-6261 Fax: (434) 656-2681 insurancejunction@fairpoint.net http://www.allstateagencies.com/057281/ Welcome Linda Wood Insurance Intertape Polymer Group 1101 Eagle Springs Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 797-8273 Fax: (434) 797-2287 http://www.intertapepolymer.com David Bennett Manufacturers and Processors Iron Guard Storage 2405 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-3594 Fax: (434) 792-1506 riverside@ironguardstorage.com http://www.ironguardstorage.com Rhonda Yeaman Moving & Storage

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J & J Truck Sales, Inc. 7441 Dry Fork Road Dry Fork, VA 24549 Phone: (434) 724-4593 Fax: (434) 724-1288 jandjtrucksales@comcast.net http://www.jandjtrucksales.com JoAnn Atkinson Automotive J. C. Penney Co., Inc. 325 Piedmont Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-0021 Fax: (434) 793-8018 http://www.jcpenney.com David Farmer Retailers

J. Clint Fleming, Inc. 164 Old Greensboro Road Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1002, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 792-1621 James Fleming Transportation J. D. Yeatts & Son, Inc. 680 Lynn Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 801, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 797-1277 Fax: (434) 797-2066 http://www.jdyeatts.com Robert Yeatts Wholesalers J. W. Squire Company, Inc. 205 Hairston Street Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-3822 Fax: (434) 793-1638 jwsquire@verizon.net http://www.gottrust.org/JW_Squire/ Donald Merricks Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers Jackson Hewitt Tax Service 215-D Westover Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 836-2239 Fax: (434) 836-2305 jacksonhewitt@gamewood.net http://www.jacksonhewitt.com Aloma Cousart Accountants and Tax Services James River Companies, LLC 2055 South Boston Road Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1567, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 822-6110 Fax: (434) 822-6055 http://www.jrenet.com Christopher Johnson Retailers JEB International Tobacco Company 1750 South Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-5555 Fax: (434) 793-5559 jbarker@jebint.com Jay Barker Distribution and Warehouses John Holt & Co. Chimney Service Inc. 781 Daisy Payne Lane Dry Fork, VA 24549 Phone: (434) 797-5211 Fax: (434) 724-3223 holtcountry@juno.com John Holt Services Johnson CPA, PLLC & Consulting 2501 Franklin Turnpike Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-4498 Fax: (434) 836-4493 cpa@cpa-johnson.com http://www.cpa-johnson.com Ronnie Johnson Accountants and Tax Services Dr. Geoffrey Johnson DDS P.C. 177 Riverview Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-1853 drjmcv95@yahoo.com Geoffrey Johnson Dentists & Orthodontists

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chamber of commerce membership directory Journal Communications, Inc. 725 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 400 Franklin, TN 37067 Phone: (615) 771-0080 Fax: (615) 296-0461 amarks@jnlcom.com http://www.jnlcom.com/ Alex Marks Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery JTI Leaf Services, LLC 202 Stinson Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-3286 steve.daniels@jti.com Steve Daniels Tobacco Just Kids Child Development Center 120 Shavers Street Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-2404 Fax: (434) 793-2404 justkidscdc@verizon.net http://www.justkidscdc.com Rhonda Worrell Child Development & Day Care

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K&K Owen Farms, Inc. 4612 Climax Road Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 441-0254 Fax: (434) 432-1950 ke.owen1@gmail.com Kevin Owen Agriculture Karen’s Hallmark Shop 325 Piedmont Mall Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 791-3737 Fax: (434) 791-2331 karenhallmark@gamewood.net http://karenshallmark.com/ Karen Johnston Retailers Kid-Konnection Child Development Center 2825 Stony Mill School Road Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 685-7663 Lisa Lovern-Vance Child Development & Day Care Kokomo Salon 111 Exchange Street, Suite A Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-7119 Vivian Adkerson Salons - Hair, Nail, Spa, Tanning

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Lavinder Group and Associates 525 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-4244 Fax: (434) 792-1157 mlavinder@gamewood.net http://www.lavindergroup.com Randy Lavinder Insurance

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Lawrence Distributing Company 545 Old Mayfield Road, PO Box 2369 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-4110 Fax: (434) 793-8547 lawrencedisthob@mindspring.com Linda Lawrence Dalton Distributors Lawson-Overbey Inn 782 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-5901 lawsonoverbeyinn@verizon.net http://www.lawsonoverbeyinn.com Cynthia Castle Liles Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts LE&D Professionals, PC 110 Exchange Street, Suite B Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-3680 Fax: (434) 792-3685 mjohnson@landeng.com http://www.landeng.com G. Mark Johnson Engineers/Architects/Surveyors Learn To Read Now 2093 Walker’s Well Road Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-2919 amlandoll@yahoo.com http://www.learntoreadnow.com Anita Landoll Schools, Colleges & Education Leesville Lake Association Inc. PO Box 68 Altavista, VA 24517 Phone: (434) 369-6630 lakedoughbegone@msn.com http://www.leesvillelake.org Julia Moore Organizations Leggett Town & Country 335 Mount Cross Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 797-9300 Fax: (434) 797-9400 leggettstores@gamewood.net http://www.LTC2.com Will Leggett Retailers Liberty Homecare & Hospice 500 Piney Forest Road, Suite A Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-2308 Fax: (434) 799-2356 http://www.libertyhomecare.com Tammy Hale Services Liberty Tax Service 617-A Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-1090 Fax: (434) 793-1091 mazin4722@verizon.net http://www.libertytax.com/income-taxpreparation-locations/11048.html Carolyn Grace 2420 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 797-1036 mazin4722@verizon.net http://www.libertytax.com/income-taxpreparation-locations/11048.html Carolyn Grace Accountants and Tax Services

Liberty University Athletics 1971 University Blvd. Lynchburg, VA 24502 Phone: (434) 592-3905 Fax: (434) 582-2076 kkeys@liberty.edu http://www.libertyflames.com Kevin Keys Schools, Colleges & Education Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company 810 Craghead Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1440, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 792-7521 Fax: (434) 792-6122 jlspeed@liggettgroup.com J. Speed Manufacturers and Processors Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon 255 Lowes Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 791-4428 Fax: (434) 791-4429 ls5117@steakco.com http://www.lonestarsteakhouse.com Jim Fink Restaurants and Caterers Longwood Small Business Development Center DCC - Barkhouser Center Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-8482 Fax: (434) 791-7341 arnoldjd@longwood.edu http://www.SBDC-Longwood.com Diane Arnold Business & Management - Development & Consultants Lorillard Tobacco Co. 200 Kentuck Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-0521 Fax: (434) 791-0527 Thomas Anderson Manufacturers and Processors Los Tres Magueyes 2818 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-0601 Fax: (434) 792-1943 http://www.lostresmagueyes.com Pablo Lopez Restaurants and Caterers Lowe’s 280 Lowe’s Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-6210 Fax: (434) 799-6239 shannon.l.moon@store.lowes.com http://www.lowes.com Shannon Moon Retailers Luna Nanoworks 521 Bridge Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 483-4230 Fax: (434) 483-4195 http://www.lunananoworks.com Jean O’Brien Manufacturers and Processors Lynn Street Lofts Apartments 614 Lynn Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-5898 Fax: (434) 799-5899 lynnstreetlofts@mylpmc.biz http://www.landmark-propertymanagement. com Sandra Sisk Apartments


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M & M Furniture Company 530 Monroe Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-2911 Fax: (434) 793-2866 http://www.mandmfurnitureco.com/ Mildred Farthing Furniture Maddyzack Inc. Marketing Services 173 Linden Drive, PO Box 2152 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-1228 Fax: (434) 797-1238 kevin@maddyzackinc.com http://www.maddyzackinc.com Kevin Keys Services O.W. Mahan PO Box 1033 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-9815 O. Mahan Individuals Main Street Coffee Emporium 547 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-4252 Fax: (434) 792-1600 matt@mainstreetcoffeeemporium.com Matt & Leisa Royster Restaurants and Caterers Malcolm J. Mallery, DDS 568 West Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-0120 Fax: (434) 791-1942 mmallery308@comcast.net Malcolm Mallery Dentists & Orthodontists Marshall Construction Company 118 Arnett Blvd. Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-2792 Fax: (434) 793-2803 marshallrentals@verizon.net Robert Marshall Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers Delegate Danny Marshall’s Office 625 Piney Forest Road, Suite 307A Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 439, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 797-5861 Fax: (434) 797-2642 DelDMarshall@house.virginia.gov http://www.dannymarshall.com Danny Marshall Government Martinizing Dry Cleaning 2225 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-4080 http://www.martinizing.com/ Mark Mills Cleaners

Mary Kay Cosmetics 977 Ridgecrest Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-4791 Fax: (434) 836-4982 http://www.marykay.com/jturbyfill Joan Turbyfill Distributors Mary’s Diner 1203 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-0132 Fax: (434) 836-2797 marys.diner@verizon.net http://www.dancom.com/marys Elene Farlow Restaurants and Caterers Master Gage & Tool Co. 112 Maplewood Street Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 3305, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 836-4243 Fax: (434) 835-0008 http://www.mastergt.com John Mead Wholesalers Matthews Sanitation Services, LLC 1226 Hudson Road Virgilina, VA 24598 Phone: (434) 572-6098 Fax: (434) 517-6057 Kristy Matthews Rentals-Equipment & Furniture Maurakis Appraisal Services, Inc. 105 Vicar Place Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 13, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 835-0462 Fax: (434) 835-0466 tmaurak@comcast.net Timothy Maurakis Real Estate Appraisers McCain Printing Company, Inc. 525 Wilson Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3443, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 792-1331 Fax: (434) 793-5473 efsaunders@mccainprint.com http://www.mccainprint.com Eugene Saunders Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery McDonald’s of Chatham Tightsqueeze Plaza Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-2966 http://www.mcdonalds.com Brian Rock Restaurants and Caterers Bill McMann 9581 Martinsville Highway Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 251-8386 Fax: (434) 685-8383 Bill McMann Individuals Meadows Service Center, Inc. 12500 US Highway 29 N Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-4630 Fax: (434) 432-8459 rhmeadows@comcast.net Richard Meadows Automotive

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative 606 Vaden Drive, PO Box 617 Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-9218 Fax: (434) 656-9200 paula@meckelec.org http://www.meckelec.org Paula Wilbourne Utilities Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative 1100 Confroy Drive, Suite 4 South Boston, VA 24592 Phone: (434) 570-1300 Fax: (434) 572-2357 tad@mbc-va.com http://www.mbc-va.com Tad Deriso Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone Midtown Market, Inc. 7 Chambers Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 376, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-8211 Fax: (434) 793-1802 midtownmarket@verizon.net Jan Harris Food Service/Grocery Stores/Convenience Markets Miller Funeral Home, Inc. 668 Zion Road, PO Box 423 Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-1243 Fax: (434) 656-2955 tryus_jbtmt@fairpoint.net http://www.millerfuneralhomeinc.com Jack Miller Funeral Homes & Memorials MJRW, INC. 625 Piney Forest Road, 304-B, PO Box 2237 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-8861 Fax: (434) 792-3177 mjrwinc@verizon.net http://www.mjrwinc.com Madison Whittle Real Estate Modern Pharmacy, Inc. 155 South Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-5711 Fax: (434) 792-2516 Harry Milam Drug Stores/Pharmacies Moore Insurance Agency of Virginia, Inc 2276 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 123 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-6876 andrea@mooreinsuranceagency.net Andrea Moore Insurance Moore’s Electrical & Mechanical 101 Edgewood Avenue, PO Box 119 Altavista, VA 24517 Phone: (434) 369-4374 Fax: (434) 309-1224 info@mooreselectric.com http://www.mooreselectric.com Susan Foster Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

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chamber of commerce membership directory Moss Home Improvement, Inc. 117 Mallard Lake Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 685-7370 Fax: (434) 685-3706 mhi@chatmosscable.com Chris Miller Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers

Nationwide Insurance Brandon Scearce Insurance Agency, Inc. 140 Tower Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-5122 Fax: (434) 792-0617 scearcj2@nationwide.com http://www.nationwide.com/brandon Brandon Scearce Insurance

Motley Florist 303 Mount Cross Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-852 motleyflorist@verizon.net http://www.motleyflorist.com Nancy Goad Florists

C. Edward Neal 427 Saman Avenue Naples, FL 34113 Phone: (434) 724-5030 ed1945@gmail.com C. Edward Neal Individuals

Mount Hermon Animal Clinic 3620 Franklin Turnpike Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-2499 Fax: (434) 836-0487 mhac@chatmosscable.com www.mydanvillevet.com Jeff Smith Veterinarians

Negril, Inc. 2601 North Main Street Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-5699 Fax: (434) 836-7618 kirbywright01@verizon.net http://www.negrilinc.com Kirby Wright Services

Mount Hermon Courtyard Conference Center 2725 Franklin Turnpike, Suite C Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-5009 Fax: (434) 836-4993 courtyardcc@yahoo.com http://www.courtyardconferencecenters.com Angela Perkins Restaurants and Caterers

Nestle USA, Inc. 201 Airside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 822-4000 Fax: (434) 822-4166 http://www.nestleusa.com Jeff Novak Manufacturers and Processors

Multi-Wall Packaging Corporation 4010 Suburban Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-7800 Fax: (434) 836-7606 mshumate@multiwall.com http://www.multiwall.com Melvin Shumate Manufacturers and Processors

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New Beginnings Insurance Services, Inc. 4941 US Highway 29, PO Box 340 Blairs, VA 24527 Phone: (434) 836-3904 Fax: (434) 836-3925 jd@newbeginningsli.com J.D. Ferguson Insurance Newcomb Carpet, Inc. 1491 West Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-8943 Fax: (434) 793-3756 newcombcarpet@verizon.net Janice Newcomb Carpet & Rug Dealers/Cleaning

NAP Coleman Marketplace LLC Coleman MarketPlace Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (404) 965-9077 Fax: (770) 643-9540 http://www.colemanmarketplace.com Sheri Ross Shopping Centers and Malls

Donald P. Nodtvedt 136 Meadowbrook Circle Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 685-4063 Fax: (434) 685-4063 Donald Nodtvedt Individuals

National College 336 Old Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-6822 Fax: (434) 793-3634 meevans@national-college.edu http://www.national-college.edu Mark Evans Schools, Colleges & Education

Norfolk Southern Corporation Three Commercial Place Norfolk, VA 23510 Phone: (757) 823-5482 Fax: (757) 533-4884 jlsavage@nscorp.com http://www.nscorp.com Jeffrey Savage Transportation

Nationwide Insurance Schoonover Insurance Agency Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-5800 Fax: (434) 793-3433 rachel_leah_schoonover@hotmail.com http://www.nationwide.com/agent/DanvilleVIRGINIA-insurance-agent/rachel-l-schoonover/ office.html Rachel Schoonover Insurance

Norris Funeral Services Mount Hermon Chapel Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-5900 Fax: (434) 836-9134 nfs@chatmosscable.com http://www.norrisfuneral.com Mark Dalton

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West End Chapel Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 822-0550 Sam Edwards Funeral Homes & Memorials Northern Lites 320 Main Street, PO Box 536 Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-3100 Fax: (434) 656-8113 ross@ross-electric.com www.rosselectricnorthernlites.com Ross Johnson Specialty Shops NTELOS 165 Holt Garrrison Parkway, Suite 595-B Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-1989 Fax: (434) 799-1984 http://www.ntelos.com Brian Godfrey Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Tended For Kids, Inc. - Dance Too & Merle Norman Cosmetics 413 Mount Cross Road, Suite 201-202 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-0757 Fax: (434) 799-1521 ntended1@verizon.net Frances Harper Specialty Shops

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Oakes Memorials & Signs, Inc. 3676 Franklin Turnpike Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-5888 Fax: (434) 836-1753 oms@chatmosscable.com http://www.oakesmemorialsandsignsinc.com Gary Oakes Funeral Homes & Memorials OB-Gyn Associates of Danville, Inc. 101 Holbrook Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-7765 Fax: (434) 793-4061 Janet Daniel Physicians & Surgeons Occasions 420 West Fork Road Cascade, VA 24069 Phone: (434) 685-2412 Johnny Willis Rentals-Equipment & Furniture Office Plus Business Centre 840 Memorial Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-9090 Fax: (434) 797-9096 info@opbizz.com http://www.opbizz.com Charles Haynsworth, III Office-Supplies, Equipment , Furniture & Repair Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Gara Safety & Security Institute 1120 Euro Rally Road Alton, VA 24520 Phone: (434) 822-9166 Fax: (434) 822-9155 lori.smith@ogaragroup.com http://www.ogaragroup.com Lori Smith Services


chamber of commerce membership directory O’Kelly’s 1013 South Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-3580 geraldwkelly@hotmail.com Gerald Kelly 1055 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-7970 Fax: (434) 836-7972 geraldwkelly@hotmail.com Gerald Kelly Restaurants and Caterers Old Dutch Supermarkets 2402 North Main Street Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-3324 Fax: (434) 836-5339 odbo@verizon.net Janice Aaron Food Service/Grocery Stores/Convenience Markets Olde Dominion Agricultural Foundation 19783 US Highway 29, Suite G Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-8026 olddominionagfound@gmail.com http://www.oldeagfoundation.org/ Stephanie Weiss Organizations Orkin Pest Control 302 Mount Cross Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-2922 Fax: (434) 793-1749 bug.man09@yahoo.com http://www.orkin.com Bill Campbell Pest Control Services

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P. L. Anderson & Son Contractors 115 Watson Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1402, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 792-6111 Fax: (434) 793-8850 plason@gamewood.net Thomas Leggett Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers Paradise Lake & Campground 593 Keeling Drive Keeling, VA 24566 Phone: (434) 836-2620 Fax: (434) 836-2621 paradiselakeandcampground@verizon.net http://www.paradiselakeandcampground.com Nelson Bernard Campground Patsy’s Tours PO Box 215 Ringgold, VA 24586 Phone: (434) 822-7993 Fax: (434) 822-8181 patsystours@verizon.net http://patsywyatt.tripod.com/ Patsy Wyatt Travel Agencies Patti OKeefe Photography 1200 Pinecroft Road Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 250-6463 patti.okeefe@hotmail.com Patti OKeefe Photography/Studio

Outback Steakhouse 111 Enterprise Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-0781 Fax: (434) 792-0783 obs4763@outback.com http://www.outback.com Jimmy Russell Restaurants and Caterers

Paw Prints Pet Services 358 Collie Road Milton, NC 27305 Phone: (434) 822-5020 pawprintspetcremation@yahoo.com http://www.pawprintspetcremation.com Sherry Pennell Services

Outstaffing, Inc. 27 South Main Street, PO Box 1099 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-8600 Fax: (877) 688-7823 phil@outstaffing.com http://www.outstaffing.com Phil Mauger Services

Pawn America 1520 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 836-0101 James Buckner Retailers

Owens-Illinois 29 Glassblower Lane Ringgold, VA 24586 Phone: (434) 797-6148 Fax: (434) 792-6127 http://www.O-I.com Calvin Griffin Manufacturers and Processors

Paychex 4015 Meeting Way High Point, NC 27265 Phone: (336) 848-9217 Fax: (877) 254-0181 astrong@paychex.com http://www.paychex.com Angela Strong Services Pepsi Beverages Company 1001 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-4512 Fax: (434) 792-5602 Jeff Pereira Distributors

Piedmont Access to Health Services 705 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-3630 Fax: (434) 791-4088 http://www.pathsinc.org Kay Crane Health Maintenance Organizations Piedmont BioProducts LLC 1105 Cotton Patch Road Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-6551 Fax: (434) 656-6289 kmoss@piedmontbioproducts.com http://www.piedmontbioproducts.com Kenneth Moss Manufacturers and Processors Piedmont Broadcasting Corp., WBTM/WAKG 710 Grove Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1629, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-4411 Fax: (434) 797-3918 http://www.wbtm1330.com B. Ashby Radio Stations Piedmont Credit Union 366 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 797-1954 Fax: (434) 793-5045 memberservice@piedmontcu.org http://www.piedmontcu.org Edward Glass Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions Piedmont Equipment Exchange, Inc. 4170 South Boston Highway Ringgold, VA 24586 PO Box 1656, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 489-8200 piedmontequip@comcast.net John Laramore Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers Piedmont Fire & Security Co. 3696 US Highway 29 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 822-2021 Fax: (434) 835-0090 piedmontsecure@comcast.net http://piedmontfireandsecurity.net/ John Parsons Services Piedmont Glass 124 Mall Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-7252 Fax: (434) 792-4134 pgdan@piedmontglass.com http://www.piedmontglass.com Eddie Cassada Glass Piedmont Infusion Services, Inc. 111 Mall Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-6387 Fax: (434) 792-6389 jake@piedmontinfusion.com http://www.piedmontinfusion.com Jake Patterson Services

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chamber of commerce membership directory Piedmont Maid Service 126 Thrush Street Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 429-6796 evelyndanv@comcast.net Evelyn Richardson Janitors, Equipment & Supplies Piedmont Mall Management Office Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-0400 Fax: (434) 793-4630 http://www.piedmontmall.com Amanda McBride Shopping Centers and Malls Piedmont Precision Machine Co., Inc. 150 Airside Drive Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 10309, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-0677 Fax: (434) 793-4350 http://www.ppmmach.com William Gentry Manufacturers and Processors Piedmont PrimeCare 130 Enterprise Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 791-2273 Fax: (434) 799-2824 pcsettle@comcast.net http://piedmontprimecare.com Paul Settle Physicians & Surgeons Piedmont Printing & Graphics Inc. 521 Monroe Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-0026 Fax: (434) 792-5629 piedmontprinting@verizon.net http://www.piedmontprintingandgraphics.com Scott Chaney Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery Piedmont Regional Eye Center and Optical Shop 125 Executive Drive, Suite E Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-5600 Fax: (434) 791-1427 Joseph Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Boyle Optical, Optometrists, Opticians & Optical Labs Piedmont Regional Feeding & Oral-Motor Clinic, LLC 2943 Riverside Drive, Suites D-E Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 10566, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 799-7732 Fax: (434) 799-7733 ateague@prfeedingclinic.com http://www.prfeedingclinic.com Amie Teague Health Maintenance Organizations Piedmont Shopper 3157 Westover Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 822-1800 Fax: (434) 822-2400 piedmontshopper@earthlink.net http://www.piedmontshopper.com Alan Lingerfelt Newspapers

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Piggly Wiggly of Danville, Inc. 1304 South Boston Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-8355 Fax: pwdan@verizon. net(434) 793-9811 pwdan@verizon.net http://pigglywiggly.com/ Roy Setliff Nor Dan Shopping Center Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-6218 http://pigglywiggly.com/ Roy Setliff Food Service/Grocery Stores/Convenience Markets

Pittsylvania County Community Action, Inc. 348 North Main Street, PO Box 1119 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-8250 Fax: (434) 432-3729 http://www.pccainc.org Sherman Saunders Organizations Pittsylvania County Department of Social Services 220 H.G. McGee Drive, PO Drawer E Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-7281 Fax: (434) 432-0923 http://www.dss.virginia.gov/localagency/ Sherry Flanagan Organizations

Piney Forest Foods Save-A-Lot #24747 703 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 791-3205 Fax: (434) 791-3786 Lee Armbuster Food Service/Grocery Stores/Convenience Markets

Pittsylvania County Economic Development 34 North Main Street, PO Box 426 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-1669 Fax: (434) 432-1709 ken.bowman@pittgov.org http://www.pittced.com Ken Bowman Organizations

Piney Forest Healthcare Center 450 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-1565 Fax: (434) 799-3342 Michael Jones Nursing Homes/Rehab/Skilled Nursing

Pittsylvania County Farm Bureau 19783 US Highway 29, Suite A Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-2381 Fax: (434) 432-0416 Tommy Motley Agriculture

PIP Printing 329 Riverview Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-0020 Fax: (434) 792-0024 pip@gamewood.net http://www.pip.com/centers/danvilleva156/ Lorraine Womack Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery

Pittsylvania County Public Library System 24 Military Drive Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-3271 Fax: (434) 432-1405 info@pcplib.org http://www.pcplib.org Diane Adkins Organizations

Pittsylvania County 21 North Main Street, PO Box 426 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-7710 Fax: (434) 432-7746 http://www.pittgov.org/ William Sleeper Government Pittsylvania County Agricultural Development Board 19783 US Highway 29, Suite B Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-7993 Fax: (434) 432-0509 fred.wydner@pittgov.org http://www.pittcoagriculture.org Fred Wydner Agriculture Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors PO Box 426 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-7710 Fax: (434) 432-7746 http://www.pittgov.org William Sleeper Government Pittsylvania County Commissioner Of The Revenue PO Box 272 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-7940 Fax: (434) 432-7957 http://www.pittgov.org Samuel Swanson Government

Pittsylvania County School System 39 Bank Street, S.E., PO Box 232 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-2761 Fax: (434) 432-9560 http://www.pcs.k12.va.us James McDaniel Schools, Colleges & Education Pittsylvania County Service Authority 405 R & L Smith Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-7135 Fax: (434) 836-7139 pcsa405@comcast.net http://www.pittgov.org/serviceauthority/index. html Bennie Snead Utilities Pittsylvania County Sheriff Department/Jail PO Box 336 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-7835 Fax: (434) 432-7891 http://www.pittgov.org/sheriff/home.html Darlene Callands-Younger Government Pittsylvania Education Association 1752 Arrowhead Lane Danville, VA 24540 http://pittsylvaniaedassoc.blogspot.com/ Kate Wells Organizations


chamber of commerce membership directory Poteat Construction Inc. 855 Corn Tassel Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 441-0082 poteatconstruction@yahoo.com http://www.poteatconstruction.com Trent Poteat Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers Powers Signs, Inc. 807 Industrial Avenue Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-6351 Fax: (434) 797-9510 info@powerssigns.com http://www.powerssigns.com Tom Powers Signs Precision Electronic Services, Inc. 332 Ringgold Industrial Parkway Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-5669 Fax: (434) 792-5672 http://www.PESquality.com Stuart Jennings Services Premier Graphics 256 North Main Street, PO Box 1131 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-4070 Fax: (434) 432-4080 la10457@verizon.net http://www.premiergraphicsonline.com Laura Adcock Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery Prescott Financial Management 635 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-5125 Fax: (434) 793-5136 pfmanagement@comcast.net Ben Prescott Financial & Investment Companies The Prillaman Group Inc. 280 Concord Circle Rocky Mount, VA 24151 Phone: (540) 808-2218 Fax: (540) 483-1719 tim@prillamangroup.com http://www.prillamangroup.com Tim Prillaman Business & Management - Development & Consultants Prime Media 145 Coulee Trail, PO Box 734 Bracey, VA 23919 Phone: (804) 387-2710 Fax: (804) 387-2710 mwest@pmpmail.net http://www.primemediaproductions.com Mary West Television/Cable Professional Pharmacy - Walgreens 130 Watson Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-2221 Fax: (434) 797-9722 prophar1@comcast.net http://www.professionalrxdanville.com Jenny White Drug Stores/Pharmacies

Prudential Manasco Realty 523 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-3000 Fax: (434) 792-2757 carl@manasco.com http://www.manasco.com Carl Manasco Real Estate

ReyChem Co. 19568 Franklin Turnpike Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 724-7534 Fax: (434) 724-1718 reychem@wildblue.net http://www.reychemco.com L. Kent Reynolds Manufacturers and Processors

Prudential Waterfront Properties 13247 Booker T. Washington Highway Hardy, VA 24101 PO Box 540, Wirtz, VA 24184 Phone: (800) 858-4653 Fax: (540) 721-4742 realest8@smithmtnlake.com http://www.smithmtnlake.com Cathie Daniel Real Estate

Reynolds-Clark Development, Inc. 112 South Main Street, PO Box 556 Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-8961 Fax: (434) 656-8995 gclark@reynoldsclark.com http://www.reynoldsclarkdevelopment.com Gretchen Clark Engineers/Architects/Surveyors

David Pugh, P.L.L.C. 530 Main Street, Suite 305 Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1119, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 799-7844 Fax: (434) 799-7845 davidpugh1953@yahoo.com David Pugh Attorneys

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R.J. Baldwin Agency Inc. 107 Northmont Blvd. Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 11718, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 792-9146 Fax: (434) 793-2741 bob@rjbaldwinagency.com Robert Warren Financial & Investment Companies Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. 177 Riverview Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-0518 Fax: (434) 792-3045 http://www.raymondjames.com/ thomasfreezeandmarklewis Mark Lewis Financial & Investment Companies Regional One, Inc. dba Regional One EMS & Van’s Med-Tec Tra Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-0996 http://www.regionaloneinc.com Chris Elliott Transportation Reniere & Associates 180 Sugar Tree Creek Lane Cascade, VA 24069 PO Box 11118, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 685-3535 Fax: (434) 685-5050 halreniere@yahoo.com Hal Reniere Financial & Investment Companies Insurance Retail Merchants Association 204 Boatwright Avenue Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1596, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 792-3832 Fax: (434) 792-0528 Phillip Blackmon Organizations

Rippe’s, Rippe’s Furs, Rippe’s Shoes, Rippe’s Woman 559 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-6822 Fax: (434) 792-6837 rippes@rippes.com http://www.rippes.com Ben Rippe Women’s Clothing Riverside BP 3027 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-0824 triplesinc@yahoo.com Jason Swaringen Automotive Riverside Dry Cleaning, Inc. 3234 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-9567 riversidecleaners@verizon.net Mike Guill Cleaners Riverside Hardware, Inc. 124 Trade Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-2026 Fax: (434) 792-7320 riversidehdw@verizon.net http://www.truevalue.com/ D. Randolph Stephens Retailers Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center 2344 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 791-3800 Fax: (434) 793-6128 ryoung@mfa.net Loren Kessinger Nursing Homes/Rehab/Skilled Nursing Riverside Insurance Agency, Inc. 2323 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-6811 Fax: (434) 797-3331 riversideins@gamewood.net http://riversideinsuranceva.com/default.aspx Jim Jones Insurance

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chamber of commerce membership directory Riverside Insurance Agency, Inc. 20 East Main Street Martinsville, VA 24112 Phone: (276) 632-6422 riversideins@gamewood.net http://riversideinsuranceva.com/default.aspx James Jones Insurance

Roots & Shoots Landscaping, Inc. 134 Riverview Avenue Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-4468 Fax: (434) 791-4478 mj.boyer@gamewood.net Mark Boyer Landscaping/Lawn Maintenance

Sartomer USA, LLC 601 Tightsqueeze Industrial Road Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-3706 Fax: (434) 432-3712 http://www.sartomer.com Tim Lineberry Manufacturers and Processors

Riverside Lanes 3215 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-2695 Fax: (434) 791-2242 kathy@bowlriverside.com http://www.bowlriverside.com Kathy Anderson Attractions, Museums & Recreation

Ross Electric, Inc. 320 Main Street, PO Box 536 Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-8113 Fax: (434) 656-8113 ross@ross-electric.com http://www.ross-electric.com Ross Johnson Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

Rose Satterfield, DMD, PLLC 4821 Riverside Drive, Rt. 58 W Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 822-0440 Fax: (434) 822-0185 rsat@mebtel.net http://www.satterfielddental.com Rose Satterfield Dentists & Orthodontists

Riverside Roof Truss, LLC 733 River Park Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-0217 Fax: (434) 799-8767 keith.walden@riversiderooftruss.net http://riversiderooftruss.net/ Keith Walden Manufacturers and Processors

Jack Ryland 3020 Hedrick Court Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-1135 jackryland@earthlink.net Jack Ryland Individuals

Robert Woodall Chevrolet, Inc. 1063 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 110, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 797-1411 Fax: (434) 792-7452 rwoodall@woodallauto.com http://www.woodallauto.com Robert Woodall Automotive Rocky Womack Communications 328 Brentwood Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 548-8564 Fax: (434) 792-2656 rockyagwriter@aol.com http://rockywomackcommunications.com Rocky Womack Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery Woods Rogers PLC 341 Main Street, Suite 302 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-8200 Fax: (434) 797-8214 monioudis@woodsrogers.com http://www.woodsrogers.com Anthony Monioudis Attorneys Roman Eagle Memorial Home, Inc. 2526 North Main Street Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-9510 Fax: (434) 836-1012 romaneaglehome@comcast.net http://www.romaneagle.org Dan Setliff Nursing Homes/Rehab/Skilled Nursing Romar Elevators 3833 US Highway 29 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-5321 Fax: (434) 836-6005 http://www.romarelevators.com Patrick Sheldon Services

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Sacred Heart School 540 Central Boulevard Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-2656 Fax: (434) 793-2658 sheartschool@gmail.com http://www.sheartschool.com Kim Meadows Schools, Colleges & Education Sam’s Club 215 Piedmont Place Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-3029 Fax: (434) 797-3263 http://www.samsclub.com Michelle Eakin Retailers San Marcos Mexican Restaurant 13950 US Highway 29 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-8192 Fax: (434) 432-8193 pepehdez80@yahoo.com http://www.sanmarcosrestaurant.com Jose ‘Pepe’ Hernandez-lopez 165 Holt Garrison Parkway, Suite 500A Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-4202 Fax: (434) 792-4203 http://www.sanmarcosrestaurant.com Jose ‘Pepe’ Hernandez-lopez Restaurants and Caterers Sarita’s Caring Heart, LLC dba Home Instead Senior Care 363 Central Blvd., Suite C Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-1110 Fax: (434) 799-1114 sarita.nowlin@homeinstead.com http://www.homeinstead.com/747 Sarita Nowlin Services

Saxon, Angle & Associates Optometrists Staunton Plaza Shopping Center PO Box 610 Hurt, VA 24563 Phone: (434) 324-8855 Randy Roelfs Optical, Optometrists, Opticians & Optical Labs Schewel Furniture Company 126 Sandy Court Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 11150, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-1911 http://www.schewels.com Sue Tysinger Furniture Schoolfield House Booksellers at Averett University 354 West Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-5640 Fax: (434) 791-4988 cmcgregor@averett.edu http://www.averett.bkstr.com Cari McGregor Retailers Scott & Stringfellow 120 Crown Drive, Suite A Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-1000 Fax: (434) 799-3623 swaller@scottstringfellow.com http://www.scottstringfellow.com M. Scott Waller Financial & Investment Companies Russell L. Scruggs 719 Norfolk Place Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 822-1112 russellscruggs@yahoo.com Russell Scruggs Individuals Security Alliance 763 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-7900 Fax: (434) 799-5695 admin@securityalliance.net http://www.securityalliance.net Rod Maitland Services Security Zone, Inc. 363 Central Blvd. Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-9554 Fax: (434) 793-9553 mark@securityzoneinc.com http://www.securityzoneinc.com Mark Matherly Services


chamber of commerce membership directory See Enterprises, L.P., L.L.P. 360 Forest Circle, PO Box 2069 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 770-2964 Fax: (434) 793-0117 tomsee@verizon.net Thomas See Financial & Investment Companies Sellers Insurance Agency, Inc. 4972-A Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 822-1025 Fax: (434) 822-1035 sellersins@hotmail.com Ginger Sellers Insurance Semones Automotive 5517 Highway 29 North, PO Box 398 Blairs, VA 24527 Phone: (434) 836-1503 Fax: (434) 836-5159 semonesauto@comcast.net http://www.semonesauto.com Richard Semones Automotive ServiceMaster Commercial Cleaning 126 Woodside Drive, Suite B, PO Box 5342 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 835-0212 Fax: (434) 835-0214 smofdan@gamewood.net http://www.4servicemaster.com/va/5325/ Gale Thompson Janitors, Equipment & Supplies Severn Trent Services 229 Northside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-5137 Fax: (434) 799-5220 rketteman@stes.com http://www.severntrentservices.com/ Ron Ketteman Services Shanks Associates, P.C. 509 Loyal Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-5446 Fax: (434) 793-1455 fshanks@verizon.net http://www.shanks-pc.com Fred Shanks Engineers/Architects/Surveyors Sheets Roofing, Inc. 706 Wilson Street, PO Box 2323 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-0798 Fax: (434) 799-0535 sheetsroofing@verizon.net Mark Sheets Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers Sheetz #306 3425 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-8949 Fax: (434) 799-9117 http://www.sheetz.com Wanda Balthaser Food Service/Grocery Stores/Convenience Markets Sherwood House Furniture 120 Arnett Blvd. Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-2414 Fax: (434) 791-1306 georgemperry@yahoo.com http://www.sherwoodhousefurniture.com Charles Perry Furniture

Shields Auction & Realty Co., Inc. 650 Spring Street, PO Box 3323 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-1833 Fax: (434) 793-1191 shldauct@gamewood.net http://www.shieldsauction.com George Shields Real Estate Showcase Magazine 753 Main Street, Suite C Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (877) 638-8685 Fax: (434) 483-4344 paul@showcasemagazine.com http://www.showcasemagazine.com Paul Seiple Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery Showcase Martial Arts Academy 402 Craghead Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 688-0239 sibleytsd@yahoo.com http://www.showcasemartialarts.com Greg Sibley Fitness Centers/Trainers Simpson Realty Company 470 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-6222 Fax: (434) 797-5417 simpsonrealestate@comcast.net http://www.simpsonrealtyco.com Bill Bolton Real Estate Sleep Inn & Suites 1483 South Boston Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-6090 Fax: (434) 793-6088 sleepinn1483@hotmail.com http://www.sleepinn.com/hotel-danville-virginiaVA372sid=IP_iM.V3czhgJCjg.4 Sandra Taylor Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts SleepyGoat Cheese 7215 Allison Road Pelham, NC 27311 Phone: (336) 388-5388 Fax: (336) 388-0703 slpygoat@gamewood.net http://www.sleepygoatcheese.com Della Williams Apartments

Snead and Williams, P.L.L.C. 776 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 498, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 791-3708 Fax: (434) 792-0721 office@swcpas.com http://www.swcpas.com Charles Snead Accountants and Tax Services Dr. Edward Snyder 789 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-8900 Fax: (276) 632-9083 snyderortho@verizon.net http://www.doctorsnyder.com Edward Snyder Dentists & Orthodontists Social Security Administration 3295 US Highway 29 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (866) 331-5398 Fax: (434) 836-0934 http://www.socialsecurity.gov Adama Vacanti Government South Boston Speedway 1188 James Hagood Highway, PO Box 1066 South Boston, VA 24592 Phone: (434) 572-4947 Fax: (434) 575-8992 info@southbostonspeedway.com http://www.southbostonspeedway.com Cathy Rice Attractions, Museums & Recreation South Central Area Health Education Center 119 Main Street Hurt, VA 24563 Phone: (434) 324-4457 Fax: (434) 324-4489 kennedyrb@yahoo.com http://www.scahec.org Regina Kennedy Health Maintenance Organizations Southeast Energy, Inc. DBA Motor Oils 201 Cahill Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3722, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 799-1741 Fax: (434) 799-1821 motoroil@gamewood.net http://abercrombieoil.com/ Milo Abercrombie Oil & Gas Operators & Marketing

Smart Beginnings Danville Pittsylvania 133 Robertson Avenue Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-8887 Fax: (434) 797-9999 avstratton@SmartBeginningsDP.org http://smartbeginningsdpc.com/ Ann Vandervliet Stratton Organizations

Southern Air, Inc. 2655 Lakeside Drive, PO Box 4205 Lynchburg, VA 24502 Phone: (434) 385-6200 Fax: (434) 385-4071 og.morcom@southern-air.com http://www.southern-air.com O. G. Morcom Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

Smith Funeral Services, Inc. 447 South Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-0200 Fax: (434) 793-3497 smith.son@mindspring.com Bobby Smith Funeral Homes & Memorials

Southern Office Machines Co., Inc. 523 Loyal Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-7422 Fax: (434) 799-0842 somco1@comcast.net Les Chaney Office-Supplies, Equipment , Furniture & Repair

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chamber of commerce membership directory Southern Piedmont Technology Council PO Box 49 Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 766-6771 http://www.sptc-va.org/ Rachel Reynolds Organizations Southern Refrigeration Corp. 498 Mount Cross Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 797-3801 Fax: (434) 793-6908 http://www.southernrefcorp.com W. Jay Shelton Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

Southside Paralegal Service 300 Willow Lane Gretna, VA 24557 Phone: (434) 656-6347 Fax: (434) 656-6347 Kate Berger Services Southside Virginia - SHRM 150 Slayton Avenue Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-5241 Betty.Wilcher@ialr.org http://www.ssvashrm.org Betty Wilcher Organizations

Southern States Chatham Cooperative 968 Halifax Road, PO Box 347 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-4201 Fax: (434) 432-8765 http://www.southernstates-coop.com William ‘Bill’ Nuckols III Agriculture

Star-Tribune/Womack Publishing 28 North Main Street, PO Box 111 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-2791 Fax: (434) 432-4033 news@chathamstartribune.com http://www.chathamstartribune.com Tim Davis Newspapers

Southern States Co-Operative-Danville 742 Craghead Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 819, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-2141 http://www.southernstates-coop.com Pam Chambers Agriculture

State Farm Insurance 1500 State Farm Blvd. Charlottesville, VA 22909 Phone: (434) 872-5423 Fax: (434) 872-5060 http://www.statefarm.com/careers Melicca Dunn Insurance

Southside Business Technology Center 300 Ringgold Industrial Parkway Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 483-4301 Fax: (434) 793-9200 evadoss@southsidebtc.org http://www.southsidebtc.org Eva Doss Business & Management - Development & Consultants Southside Cleaners 1370 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-6474 tom@southsidecleaners.biz http://www.southsidecleaners.biz Tom Crawley 37 North Main Street Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-0259 http://www.southsidecleaners.biz Tom Crawley Cleaners Southside Electric Coop. 2000 W. Virginia Avenue, PO Box 7 Crewe, VA 23930 Phone: (800) 552-2118 Fax: (434) 645-1147 http://www.sec.coop Frank Harris Utilities Southside Manufacturing Corporation 201 Learner Lane Blairs, VA 24527 PO Box 207, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 836-6347 Fax: (434) 836-1062 Larry Hinton Manufacturers and Processors

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State Farm Insurance 165 Holt Garrison Parkway, Suite 590B Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 10189, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 835-1300 Fax: (434) 835-0264 david.satterfield.cj2g@statefarm.com http://www.satterfieldinsurance.com David Satterfield Insurance

Stratford Courtyard Conference Center 149 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-2672 Fax: (434) 791-3159 courtyardcc@yahoo.com http://www.courtyardconferencecenters.com Angela Perkins Restaurants and Caterers Stratford Healthcare Center 508 Rison Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-4540 Fax: (434) 773-6997 tom.chesney@saberhealth.com Thomas Chesney Nursing Homes/Rehab/Skilled Nursing Stratford House 1111 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-2266 Fax: (434) 799-2240 http://www.stratfordhouse.com Frank Campbell Retirement Complex Summertime Pool & Spa, Inc. 970-A Mount Cross Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-7665 Fax: (434) 792-8501 accounting@summertimepoolandspa.com http://www.summertimepoolandspa.com Kim Swain Swimming Pool Contractors, Service, Equipment & Maintenance SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. 349 B Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-0363 Fax: (434) 792-0603 http://www.suntrust.com Lisa Shields Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

State Farm Insurance & Financial Services 480 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-4344 Fax: (434) 793-4718 howell@danvilleagent.net http://www.danvilleagent.net R.D. Howell Insurance

Superior Heating & A/C Co., Inc. 810 Industrial Avenue, PO Box 2217 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-8337 Fax: (434) 797-5114 superior32@verizon.net John Walden Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

State Farm-Donelson Insurance Agency, Inc. 413 Mount Cross Road, Suite 204 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-5405 Fax: (434) 797-5110 willis@willisdonelson.com http://www.willisdonelson.com Willis Donelson Insurance

Super-Sod 1201 Berry Hill Bridge Road Ruffin, NC 27326 Phone: (434) 441-0408 Fax: (336) 939-7488 markeden@verizon.net http://www.Super-Sod.com Mark Osborne Landscaping/Lawn Maintenance

Steve Padgett’s Danville Honda 4050 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-7901 Fax: (434) 793-5230 mdaniel@mydanvillehonda.com http://www.mydanvillehonda.com Steve Padgett Automotive

Supply Resources, Inc. 308 Craghead Street, Suite 100 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-1999 Fax: (434) 799-1414 http://www.sripackaging.com Rick Barker Services

The Stone Shoppe, Inc. 757 Wilkerson Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-9200 Fax: (434) 792-9400 stonecountertops@gmail.com Patrick McGarvey Interior Decorators & Designers

Swedwood Danville LLC 100 Swedwood Drive Ringgold, VA 24586 Phone: (434) 822-6080 Fax: (434) 822-6081 http://www.swedwood.com Ken Brown Manufacturers and Processors


chamber of commerce membership directory Swicegood Funeral Home 564 West Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-5611 swicegoodfuneral@comcast.net Dustin Osborne Funeral Homes & Memorials Sylvan Learning Center 165 Holt Garrison Parkway, Suite 500B Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-6900 Fax: (434) 799-3502 sylvaninfo@sylvandanville.com http://www.sylvanlearning.com Tim Rogers Schools, Colleges & Education

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Team Nurse, Inc. 2020 Riverside Drive, Suite B Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-1959 Fax: (434) 799-1957 danville@teamnurse.com http://www.teamnurse.com Terri Fisher Health Maintenance Organizations TekaByte, Inc. 1311 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-3455 Fax: (434) 836-3411 tsaunders@tekabyte.com http://www.tekabyte.com Tim Saunders Computers-Computer Products Telamon Corporation-Danville 1332-D Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-9071 Fax: (434) 836-9072 kbullano@telamon.org http://www.telamon.org Kathy Bullano Employment Agencies Telvista, Inc. 119 Cane Creek Blvd. Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 773-3100 Fax: (434) 773-3262 http://www.telvista.com Derwin Peterson Manufacturers and Processors Terry Blakely State Farm Insurance 2944 Franklin Turnpike, PO Box 4256 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-8380 Fax: (434) 836-1729 http://www.terryblakely.net Terry Blakely Insurance The II Georges Inn 124 Broad Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-1119 Fax: (434) 793-0469 thetwogeorgesinn@yahoo.com http://www.thetwogeorgesinn.com Jake & Connie Eckman Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

Thompson Insurance Services 615 South Main Street Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-6211 Fax: (434) 432-3603 thompsoninsurance@verizon.net http://www.thompsoninsservices.com Bob Thompson Insurance Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 4960 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 822-2453 Fax: (434) 483-4909 http://www.thunderroadhd.com Vann Pierce Retailers ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation 7724 Garland Circle #G Roanoke, VA 24092 Phone: (540) 563-5700 Fax: (540) 563-4039 http://www.thyssenkruppelevator.com/ Dean Colozza Services Tightsqueeze Hardware 220 Tightsqueeze Road Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-2512 Fax: (434) 432-2526 rachel@tightsqueezehardware.com http://www.tightsqueezehardware.com Rachel del Campo Gatewood Retailers TMI AutoTech, Inc. 1025A Raceplex Drive Alton, VA 24520 Phone: (434) 822-9130 mswain@tmiautotech.com Mark Swain Manufacturers and Processors Todd Breaux State Farm and Financial Services 13995 US Highway 29, Suite 700 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-5461 Fax: (434) 432-8159 todd@toddbreaux.com http://www.toddbreaux.com Todd Breaux Insurance Tomahawk Mill Winery 9221 Anderson Mill Road Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-1063 Fax: (434) 432-2037 tomahawk@gamewood.net http://www.tomahawkmill.com Corky Medaglia Attractions, Museums & Recreation Townes Funeral Home, Inc. 215 West Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-1211 Fax: (434) 799-3991 townesfuneralhome@verizon.net http://www.townesfuneralhome.com David Fuquay Funeral Homes & Memorials TPC Acquisition, LLC DBA My Twinn 100 My Twinn Lane Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-8832 Fax: (434) 432-8948 cs@mytwinn.com http://www.mytwinn.com Melvin Austin Manufacturers and Processors

Trane 104 Trade Street, Suite A Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-4822 Fax: (434) 793-4681 hwheeler@trane.com http://www.trane.com Heather Wheeler Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical Triangle Cycles North 2104 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-8000 Fax: (434) 799-1838 sales@trianglecyclesnorth.com http://www.TriangleCyclesNorth.com Rusty Reynolds Retailers Tune & Toler, Inc. 10432 US Highway 29 Blairs, VA 24527 Phone: (434) 836-5100 Fax: (434) 836-7633 http://www.dominionpoolandspa.com Terry Francisco Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

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Unarco Industries Inc. 255 Stinson Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 792-9531 Fax: (434) 792-9532 http://www.unarco.com/ Travis McClanahan Manufacturers and Processors Unilin - Columbia Flooring 100 Maxine Road Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-4647 Fax: (434) 793-2874 http://www.unilin.com Sharon Gavitt Manufacturers and Processors Unique Industries 225 Toy Lane Blairs, VA 24527 Phone: (434) 835-0068 Fax: (434) 836-6480 http://www.favors.com Kathryn Harris Distribution and Warehouses Manufacturers and Processors United Country Southern Properties 19601 US Highway 29 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-0750 Fax: (434) 432-0752 davisforestry@verizon.net http://www.ucsouthernproperties.com Jeff Davis Real Estate United States Green Energy Corporation 1350 Barker Road Ringgold, VA 24586 Phone: (434) 489-9824 http://www.usgesolar.com Gary Waldman Manufacturers and Processors

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chamber of commerce membership directory United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County 308 Craghead Street, Suite 104 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-3700 Fax: (434) 791-3187 dpuway@gmail.com http://www.liveuniteddpc.org Tom Gay Organizations

Verizon 5415 Airport Road, NW Roanoke, VA 24012 Phone: (800) 837-4966 http://www.verizon.com Steve Cronemeyer Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone

Virginia Employment Commission 211 Nor Dan Drive, #1055 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 549-8220 Fax: (434) 791-5290 danville@vec.virginia.gov http://www.vaemploy.com Ralph Price Employment Agencies

University of Richmond - School of Continuing Studies DCC - 213 Wyatt Building Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-8586 laurie.dishman@richmond.edu http://www.scs.richmond.edu Laurie Dishman Schools, Colleges & Education

Verizon Wireless Zone Coleman MarketPlace Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 797-2970 Fax: (434) 797-2972 margaret.howell@wireless-zone.com Margaret Howell Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone

VIRginia International Raceway 1245 Pine Tree Road Alton, VA 24520 Phone: (434) 822-7700 Fax: (434) 822-8033 info@virclub.com http://www.virnow.com Connie Nyholm Attractions, Museums & Recreation

Victoria Catherine LLC 216 Collins Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 797-2010 victoriacatherine@verizon.net http://www.victoriacatherine.com Catherine Shelton Specialty Shops

Virginia Job Corps 2600 Memorial Avenue, Suite 103 Lynchburg, VA 24502 Phone: (434) 455-2521 http://www.jobcorps.gov Michael Morris Career Services

URW Community Federal Credit Union 539 Arnett Blvd. Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-1278 Fax: (434) 799-0949 smoore@urwfcu.org http://www.urwfcu.org Cheryl Doss 364 Lowes Drive, Suite H Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 797-3080 Fax: (434) 797-3083 Garry Martin Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions UVAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service City Hall Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-5174 Fax: (434) 797-8919 rarno@dcc.vccs.edu http://www.coopercenter.org/ Randal Arno Services

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VA Department of Rehabilitative Services 211 Nor-Dan Drive, Suite 1055 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 549-8210 Fax: (434) 791-5321 http://www.vadrs.org Rebecca Mitchell Organizations Vaden & Associates, Inc. 150 Lakeside Lane Providence, NC 27315 Dan Vaden Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery Robert T. Vaughan, Jr., P.C. 772 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1704, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 792-5005 Fax: (434) 792-4615 rvaughan@robertvaughan.net http://www.robertvaughan.net Robert Vaughan Attorneys

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Virginia Bank & Trust 336 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3447, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-6411 Fax: (434) 797-5960 contactus@vabanktr.com http://www.vabanktr.com Roger Gillispie 1312 South Boston Road Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 3447, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-6411 Fax: (434) 797-5960 http://www.vabanktr.com Eddie Hite 3300 North Main Street Ext. Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 3447, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-6411 Fax: (434) 797-5960 http://www.vabanktr.com Melinda Finney 4080 Franklin Turnpike Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 3447, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-6411 Fax: (434) 797-5960 http://www.vabanktr.com Scott Harper 10370 Martinsville Highway Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3447, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-6411 Fax: (434) 797-5960 http://www.vabanktr.com Jo Setliff 2600 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3447, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-6411 Fax: (434) 797-5960 http://www.vabanktr.com Edward Shealy 55 North Main Street Chatham, VA 24531 PO Box 3447, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 432-2265 http://www.vabanktr.com Amy Elliott Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

Virginia Technical Institute 201 Ogden Road Altavista, VA 24517 Phone: (434) 369-8200 Fax: (434) 369-8400 christieshelton@virginiatechnicalinstitute.org http://www.virginiatechnicalinstitute.org Christie Shelton Schools, Colleges & Education Virginia Uranium Inc. 231 Woodlawn Heights Road, PO Drawer 399 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-1065 Fax: (434) 432-1067 nthornton@vauinc.com http://www.virginiauranium.com Nina Thornton Engineers/Architects/Surveyors

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W. A. Wells & Associates 708 Mount Cross Road, Suite A Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-6611 Fax: (434) 793-6612 wawells@gmail.com http://www.nationwide.com/wawells W.A. Wells Insurance Wal-Mart #1465 515 Mount Cross Road Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-6902 Fax: (434) 792-1885 http://www.walmart.com Tye Rather Department Stores Wayne Wilson & Company 1037 Chalk Level Road Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-4097 Fax: (603) 590-8969 wayne@waynewilson.com http://www.waynewilson.com Wayne Wilson Business & Management - Development & Consultants


chamber of commerce membership directory WDBJ Television 2807 Hershberger Road Roanoke, VA 24017 Phone: (540) 344-7000 http://www.wdbj7.com Lolly Quigley Television/Cable Wells Fargo 3346 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-1474 Fax: (434) 799-6318 joshua.ring@wellsfargo.com http://www.wachovia.com Jim McNerney Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC 3330 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-9600 Fax: (434) 799-4670 http://www.wellsfargoadvisors.com David Holshouser Financial & Investment Companies Wendyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Catie Food Systems, Inc. 885 Franklin Turnpike, PO Box 4067 Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-6436 Fax: (434) 836-6632 http://www.wendys.com Malcolm Pike Restaurants and Caterers Drs. Wentz & Manry 501 Rison Street, Suite 110 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-5134 Fax: (434) 791-2919 Herbert Manry Dentists & Orthodontists West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board 730 East Church Street, Suite 24, PO Box 4043 Martinsville, VA 24115 Phone: (276) 656-6190 Fax: (276) 656-6092 kim@wpwib.org http://www.wpwin.org Kim Adkins Organizations Westchester Square Apartments 431 Hermitage Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 799-4056 Fax: (434) 799-5780 http://www.westchestersquareapartments.com Charles Younce Apartments Western Sizzlin Steak House of Danville, Inc. 3211 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-4000 Fax: (434) 797-4163 westernsizzlin3211@verizon.net http://www.western-sizzlin.com Charles Mantooth Restaurants and Caterers Westmoreland Schoolfield Senior Apartments 31 Baltimore Avenue Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-0212 Fax: (434) 791-0213 Westmoreland@mylpmc.biz Sandra Sisk Apartments

Westover Christian Academy 5665 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 822-0800 Fax: (434) 822-0441 sweeks@wbmin.org http://www.westoverministries.org Shawn Weeks Schools, Colleges & Education

Winstead Insurance 600 West Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-2493 Fax: (434) 797-2060 winsteadinsgroup@comcast.net http://danvilleautoinsurance.com/ Adam Winstead Insurance

Robert H. Whitt, Jr., Attorney at Law 217 Lynn Street, Suite 110 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-2350 Fax: (434) 799-4149 whittlaw@comcast.net http://www.robertwhittlaw.com Robert Whitt Attorneys

W-L Construction & Paving Inc. 239 Eastwood Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 773-2400 Fax: (434) 773-2414 http://www.oldcastlematerials.com Tim Moore Paving Contractors

Wilco, Inc. 680 River Park Drive Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 793-2521 Josh Seamster Janitors, Equipment & Supplies Wilkins & Co. Realtors 428 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 797-4007 Fax: (434) 797-4020 wilkinsandco@comcast.net http://www.wilkinsandco.com Hampton Wilkins Real Estate Wilkinson Consulting & CPA, PLC 299 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 797-4300 Fax: (434) 797-4304 steve@wilkinsoncpa.com http://www.wilkinsoncpa.com Steve Wilkinson Accountants and Tax Services Williams Gas Pipeline 945 Transco Road Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-8040 Fax: (434) 432-2655 http://www.williams.com Stuart Roach Oil & Gas Operators & Marketing Williams Transportation and Storage, Inc. 1428 Goodyear Blvd., PO Box 2159 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 791-2980 Fax: (434) 791-2983 cwatson@leitransport.com http://www.leitransport.com Larry Williams Moving & Storage Williamsburg Village Apartments 343 Hermitage Drive, PO Box 5111 Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-2517 quinn481@comcast.net John & Jan Quinn Apartments Wilson Lawn & Garden 3720 Franklin Turnpike Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-2137 Fax: (434) 836-2650 mowerdoc@comcast.net Jay Rigney Services

WMPW AMP 1037FM 1336 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-1010 Fax: (800) 536-6194 barbaraseamster@lakesmediallc.com http://www.amp1037fm.com Barbara Seamster Radio Stations Womack Electric & Supply Co. 518 Newton Street Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 521, Danville, VA 24543 Phone: (434) 793-3131 Fax: (434) 792-8256 neaton@womackelectric.com http://www.womackelectric.com N. Eaton Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical Linwood Wright 714 Lansbury Drive Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-2511 wrighlin@gamewood.net Linwood Wright Individuals Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home 703 North Main Street Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 793-5511 Fax: (434) 793-5516 info@wrenn-yeatts.com http://www.wrenn-yeatts.com Ryland Bennett Funeral Homes & Memorials WSET, Incorporated 710 Grove Street, Suite A Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 797-3566 Fax: (434) 797-9813 wset@wset.com http://www.wset.com LuAnne Long Television/Cable WWDN 104.5FM 1045TheDan.com and 1580AM 1336 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 799-1010 Fax: (800) 536-6194 barbaraseamster@lakesmediallc.com http://www.1045thedan.com Barbara Seamster Radio Stations

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Yeatts, Overbey and Ramsey, PLC 4 North Main Street, PO Box 459 Chatham, VA 24531 Phone: (434) 432-2531 Fax: (434) 432-3510 Timothy Fisk Attorneys YMCA of Danville 810 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone: (434) 792-0621 Fax: (434) 797-2892 sarah.folmar@gamewood.net http://www.ymcadanville.org Sarah Folmar Organizations Yoder’s Amish Market 90 County Home Road Blanch, NC 27212 Phone: (336) 694-1800 liz@yodersamishmarket.com http://www.yodersamishmarket.com Liz Smith Specialty Shops

Yorktowne Cabinetry 2000 Cane Creek Blvd. Ringgold, VA 24586 Phone: (434) 773-7550 Fax: (434) 773-7591 http://www.yorktownecabinetry.com Mike McMacken Manufacturers and Processors Your Stuff & Kids Stuff 1083 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 Phone: (434) 836-1450 yourstuff@gamewood.net http://www.yourstuffkidsstuff.com Sylvia Josey Specialty Shops

FUN FACT Pittsylvania is the largest county in Virginia with an area of 986 square miles.

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directory index Accountants and Tax Services

Computer Bookkeeping & Tax Service Inc...........201 Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP................................204 Foster & Dorr, PC.....................................................206 Garrett’s Tax Service..............................................206 H & R Block.............................................................207 Harris, Harvey, Neal & Co., LLP, CPA’s.....................208 Howard W. Bolton III, CPA, PC..........................??? Jackson Hewitt Tax Service...................................209 Johnson CPA, PLLC & Consulting...........................209 Liberty Tax Service..................................................210 Peyton R. Hatcher, CPA.........................................213 Snead and Williams, P.L.L.C.................................217 Wilkinson Consulting & CPA, PLC..........................221

Agriculture

K&K Owen Farms, Inc...........................................210 Pittsylvania County Agricultural Development Board..............................214 Pittsylvania County Farm Bureau..........................214 Southern States Chatham Cooperative...........................218 Co-Operative-Danville...................218

Apartments

Clear Pond Apartments.........................................200 Colonial Ridge Apartments......................................201 Danville House........................................................203 Lynn Street Lofts Apartments.................................210 SleepyGoat Cheese................................................217 Westchester Square Apartments.............................221 Westmoreland Schoolfield Senior Apartments.......221 Williamsburg Village Apartments.............................221

Assisted Living

Abingdon Place of Danville.....................................196 Emeritus of Danville.................................................205

Attorneys

Carter Craig Attorneys at Law...............................199 Clement & Wheatley................................................200 Daniel, Medley & Kirby, P.C..................................202 David Pugh, P.L.L.C.................................................202 Gardner, Barrow, Sharpe & Reynolds, P.C..............206 Law Office of Greg T. Haymore, P.C......................210 Luis A. Abreu, Attorney at Law...............................210 Mark B. Holland, P.C................................................211 Robert H. Whitt, Jr., Attorney at Law....................215 Robert T. Vaughan, Jr., P.C...................................216 Woods Rogers PLC.................................................221 Yeatts, Overbey and Ramsey, PLC...........................222

Attractions, Museums & Recreation

Altavista Vineyards..................................................196 American Armoured Foundation, Inc.....................197 Cooper’s Radio Controlled Race Center...............201 Dan River Art Works, LLC...................................202 Danville Braves.......................................................202 Danville Golf Club...................................................203 Danville Science Center..........................................203 Danville/Pittsylvania County Fair Association..........203 Fun-Time Amusements...........................................206 Gretna Little Theatre, Inc........................................207 Gretna Theatre........................................................207 Riverside Lanes.......................................................216 South Boston Speedway.........................................217 The Homeplace Vineyard, Inc................................219 Tomahawk Mill Winery............................................219 VIRginia International Raceway..............................220

AutoCycle LLC........................................................197 AVRC - Advanced Vehicle Research Center............197 Barber Automotive & Truck Center, Inc...............198 Barkhouser Ford Lincoln Mercury..........................198 Blackwell Automotive, Inc.......................................198 Danville Collision Center........................................202 Danville Toyota, Inc.................................................203 Don’s Auto Recycling.............................................204 Enterprise Rent-A-Car.............................................205 Goodyear Auto Service Center...............................207 Goodyear Tire & Service Network........................207 J & J Truck Sales, Inc..............................................209 Meadows Service Center, Inc................................211 Riverside BP............................................................215 Robert Woodall Chevrolet, Inc...............................216 Semones Automotive..............................................217 Steve Padgett’s Danville Honda.............................218

Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

American National Bank & Trust Company...............197 BB&T.................................................................197 Carter Bank & Trust.................................................199 Farm Credit of the Virginias ACA-Chatham Branch....205 First Citizens Bank...................................................206 First State Bank.......................................................206 Gold Star Mortgage Services..................................207 Piedmont Credit Union............................................213 SunTrust Mortgage, Inc...........................................218 URW Community Federal Credit Union..................220 Virginia Bank & Trust...............................................220 Wells Fargo.............................................................221

Boat Dealers & Marine Supplies

Hughes Marine Service, Inc...................................209

Building Materials

Builder’s Discount Center of Danville, Inc.................199 Danville Insulating & Window Company, Inc............203 Danville Paint & Supply Co...................................203

Business & Management - Development & Consultants

Cleaners

Martinizing Dry Cleaning.........................................211 Riverside Dry Cleaning, Inc....................................215 Southside Cleaners.................................................218

Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone

CenturyLink......................................................200 Danville Communication Center, Inc......................202 Davenport Communications....................................204 FairPoint Communications......................................205 G & W Associates.....................................................206 Gamewood Technology Group...............................206 Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative.......................211 NTELOS.................................................................212 Verizon.........................................................220 Verizon Wireless Zone............................................220

Computers-Computer Products

Computer Clinic Inc.................................................201 TekaByte, Inc...........................................................219

Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers

American Showcase Modulars................................197 Blair Construction, Inc..............................................198 Bob Newnam Builders............................................199 Daniel Builders LLC.................................................202 EVE, INC..................................................................205 Fire Sprinkler, Ltd.....................................................206 J. W. Squire Company, Inc.........................................209 Marshall Construction Company..............................211 Moss Home Improvement, Inc...............................212 P. L. Anderson & Son Contractors.............................213 Piedmont Equipment Exchange, Inc.......................213 Poteat Construction Inc..........................................215 Sheets Roofing, Inc.................................................217

Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

Paradise Lake & Campground...............................213

Career Services

Dance - Studios and Instruction

Campground

Virginia Job Corps..................................................220

Carpet & Rug Dealers/Cleaning

Carpetland USA of Danville, Inc...........................199 Chem-Dry of Southern VA.....................................200 Davis & Davis Floor Covering.............................204 Newcomb Carpet, Inc..............................................212

Cement,Sand,Gravel & Stone/ Concrete

Chandler Concrete Company..................................200 Danville Ready Mix..................................................203

Automotive

Community Improvement Council, Inc.....................201 Just Kids Child Development Center.......................210 Kid-Konnection Child Development Center.............210

Atkinson Truck Sales...............................................197

HealthSource of Danville........................................208

Advanced Building Technologies Incorporated.........196 CED/All Phase Electric Supply Company...............199 Centech Service Corporation..................................199 CRB Electric, Inc.....................................................201 Dameron Plumbing & Heating, Inc........................202 Elliott Electric Service Inc.....................................205 John S. Walden IV Inc. dba Superior Heating & A/C Co., Inc......209 Moore’s Electrical & Mechanical............................211 Ross Electric, Inc....................................................216 Southern Air, Inc......................................................217 Southern Refrigeration Corp...................................218 Trane...........................................................219 Tune & Toler, Inc....................................................219 Womack Electric & Supply Co................................221

American Forest Management, Inc.........................197 BMS Consulting, Inc...............................................199 Dan River Business Development Center.............202 GemStone - Professional Services Consultants.......207 GENEDGE ALLIANCE (formerly VPMEP).............207 Jinks Perspective Group, LLC................................209 Longwood SBDC - Danville.....................................210 R. Frank Fox, Jr. Business Management Consultant....215 Southside Business Technology Center...................217 The Prillaman Group Inc........................................219 Wayne Wilson & Company.....................................220

Audiologists/Hearing Aid Specialists

Ashbrook Audiology & Hearing Aid Centers, Inc.........197 Audiology Hearing Aid Associates..........................197

Chiropractors

Child Development & Day Care

Danville Academy of Dance, Inc.............................202

Dentists & Orthodontists

Danville Dental Associates Chatham Office.....................................202 Main Office............................................202 David D. Childress, DDS........................................204 Donald G. Cairns, DDS, PC...................................204 Donna F. Helton, DDS, PC...................................204 Dr. Edward Snyder - Orthodontist..........................204 Dr. Geoffrey Johnson DDS P.C...............................209 Drs. Wentz & Manry.................................................221 Gregory D. Howard, D.D.S.....................................207 Malcolm J. Mallery, DDS........................................211 Rose Satterfield, DMD, PLLC................................216

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directory index Department Stores

Belk................................................................198 Wal-Mart #1465.......................................................220

Distribution and Warehouses

Allied Supply Corporation of Danville.......................196 JEB International Tobacco Company.....................209 Unique Industries.....................................................220

Distributors

Finch & Finch, Inc. Funeral and Cremation Service.......205 Miller Funeral Home, Inc........................................211 Norris Funeral Services...........................................212 Oakes Memorials & Signs, Inc................................212 Smith Funeral Services, Inc..................................217 Swicegood Funeral Home......................................219 Townes Funeral Home, Inc....................................219 Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home................................221

Avon Products.........................................................197 Blue Ridge Beverage.............................................198 Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated.............200 Danville Distributing Company, Inc.........................203 Lawrence Distributing Company.............................210 Mary Kay Cosmetics................................................211 Pepsi Beverages Company.....................................213

Furniture

Drug Stores/Pharmacies

Glass

Chatham Family Pharmacy.....................................200 Commonwealth Pharmacy......................................201 Gretna Drug Company, Inc....................................207 Modern Pharmacy, Inc............................................211 Professional Pharmacy - Walgreens........................215

Employment Agencies

Adecco................................................................196 AmeriStaff Employment & Staffing Solutions..........197 Debbieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Staffing.....................................................204 Telamon Corporation-Danville.................................219 Virginia Employment Commission..........................220

Engineers/Architects/Surveyors

Dewberry........................................................204 LE&D Professionals, PC..........................................210 Reynolds-Clark Development, Inc...........................215 Shanks Associates, P.C...........................................217 Virginia Uranium Inc................................................220

Financial & Investment Companies

Alcova Mortgage.....................................................196 CIT.......................................................................199 Crosscountry Mortgage, Inc.....................................201 Davenport & Company LLC....................................204 Edward Jones..........................................................205 Edward Jones Investments.....................................205 Prescott Financial Management..............................215 R.J. Baldwin Agency Inc.........................................216 Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.................215 Scott & Stringfellow.................................................216 See Enterprises, L.P., L.L.P.....................................217 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC....................................221

Financial & Investment Companies Insurance

Reniere & Associates.............................................215

Fitness Centers/Trainers

Curves....................................................................202 Showcase Martial Arts Academy..............................217

Florists

B & W Floral Designs Inc..........................................197 Giles-Flowerland and Caterers..............................207 Motley Florist...........................................................212

Food Service/Grocery Stores/ Convenience Markets

Canteen Food and Vending Services.....................199 DVF Foodservice, Inc...............................................204 Global Food Connection, Inc.................................207 Midtown Market, Inc................................................211 Old Dutch Supermarkets........................................213 Piggly Wiggly of Danville, Inc.................................214 Piney Forest Foods Save-A-Lot #24747...................214 Sheetz #306............................................................217

Funeral Homes & Memorials

Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Inc.........................200

Ashley Furniture Home Store................................197 Badcock & More Home Furniture...........................198 Furniture Depot, Inc.................................................206 M & M Furniture Company.....................................211 Schewel Furniture Company...................................216 Sherwood House Furniture.....................................217

Piedmont Glass.......................................................213

Government

City of Danville.........................................................200 Clerk of Circuit Court Danville, Virginia.................200 Delegate Danny Marshallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office..........................204 Pittsylvania County..................................................214 Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors...............214 Pittsylvania County Commissioner Of The Revenue.............214 Pittsylvania County Sheriff Department/Jail..............214 Social Security Administration................................217 Town of Chatham....................................................219 Town of Gretna........................................................219

Health Maintenance Organizations Hospitals

Danville Regional Medical Center.............................203

Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

Best Western Windsor Inn and Suites.................198 Comfort Inn & Suites..............................................201 Courtyard by Marriott..............................................201 Daly Seven, Inc........................................................202 Danville Super -8......................................................203 Days Inn-Yanceyville................................................204 Fall Creek Farm Bed and Breakfast.......................205 Hampton Inn............................................................208 Holiday Inn Express Danville..................................208 Innkeeper - North.....................................................209 Innkeeper - West......................................................209 Lawson-Overbey Inn................................................210 Sleep Inn & Suites..................................................217 The II Georges Inn..................................................219

Individuals

Bill McMann.............................................................198 Bobby G. Hutson......................................................199 C. Edward Neal........................................................199 Cesar Guanzon.......................................................200 Charles R. Hawkins..................................................200 Chris Daniel.............................................................200 Coleman B. Yeatts...................................................201 Dale Castiglione......................................................202 Donald P. Nodtvedt.................................................204 Glenn D. Giles.........................................................207 Hayako O. Cook......................................................208 Jack Ryland.............................................................209 John W. Collins........................................................209 Linwood Wright........................................................210 Lou A. Harris...........................................................210 O.W. Mahan............................................................213 Russell L. Scruggs...................................................216 Shahnaz M. Ahmed................................................217

Insurance

Bankers Insurance, LLC..........................................198 Bankers Insurance/Carter Bank & Trust....................198 Cambridge Investment Research, Inc...................199

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Charles White Insurance Brokerage, Inc..............200 Chatham Insurance Agency....................................200 Cochran Insurance Agency, Inc............................200 Designed Benefits of Virginia, Inc.......................204 Dorton Insurance Agency........................................204 Elbridge G. Coles Insurance Agency......................205 Gateway Health Alliance, Inc................................207 Insurance Junction...................................................209 Lavinder Group and Associates.............................210 Moore Insurance Agency of Virginia, Inc.................211 Nationwide Insurance..............................................212 Nationwide Insurance - Brandon Scearce Insurance Agency, Inc............................................212 New Beginnings Insurance Services, Inc...............212 R. Allan Easley Insurance Agency............................215 Reniere & Associates.............................................215 Riverside Insurance Agency, Inc..............................216 Sellers Insurance Agency, Inc................................217 State Farm Insurance............................................218 State Farm Insurance - David Satterfild, Agent..........218 State Farm Insurance & Financial Services............218 State Farm-Donelson Insurance Agency, Inc............218 Terry Blakely State Farm Insurance........................219 Thompson Insurance Services..............................219 Todd Breaux State Farm and Financial Services......219 W. A. Wells & Associates..........................................220 Winstead Insurance.................................................221

Interior Decorators & Designers

Brenda Brokaw Interiors, LLC................................199 The Stone Shoppe, Inc...........................................219 Piedmont Maid Service...........................................214

Janitors, Equipment & Supplies

ServiceMaster Commercial Cleaning......................217

Laboratories

Accurate Medical Lab..............................................196

Landscaping/Lawn Maintenance

Roots & Shoots Landscaping, Inc...........................216 Super-Sod...............................................................218

Manufacturers and Processors

A. C. Furniture, Inc....................................................196 Columbia Forest Products......................................201 Cook Composites & Polymers................................201 DanChem Technologies, Inc...................................202 Eastern Panel Manufacturing, Inc..........................204 Ecomnets....................................................205 EIT (South), LLC.......................................................205 Electronic Development Labs, Inc...........................205 Essel Propack..........................................................205 Intertape Polymer Group........................................209 Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company.......................210 Lorillard Tobacco Co...............................................210 Luna Nanoworks.....................................................210 Multi-Wall Packaging Corporation...........................212 Nestle USA, Inc.......................................................212 Owens-Illinois................................................213 Piedmont BioProducts LLC.....................................213 Piedmont Precision Machine Co., Inc....................214 ReyChem Co.,ADiv. of Reynolds Chemical Co...........215 Riverside Roof Truss, LLC......................................216 Sartomer USA, LLC.................................................216 Shorewood Packaging Corp. of Virginia................217 Southside Manufacturing Corporation....................218 Swedwood Danville LLC..........................................218 Telvista, Inc..............................................................219 The Entwistle Company..........................................219 The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.............219 TMI AutoTech, Inc..................................................219 TPC Acquisition, LLC DBA My Twinn.................219 Unarco Industries Inc..............................................219 Unilin - Columbia Flooring........................................219 Unique Industries.....................................................219 United States Green Energy Corporation..................219 Yorktowne Cabinetry................................................222


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Marketing

5Linx........................................................................196

Metal Products

Danny’s Welding & Danville Wrought Iron..................202

Moving & Storage

Davis Storage & Warehouse, Inc...........................204 Iron Guard Storage..................................................209 Williams Transportation and Storage, Inc...................221

Newspapers

Danville Register & Bee........................................203 Evince Magazine.....................................................205 Piedmont Shopper...................................................214 Star-Tribune/Womack Publishing............................218

Nursing Homes/Rehab/Skilled Nursing

Chatham Health and Rehabilitation Center..............200 Gretna Health & Rehabilitation Center....................207 Piney Forest Healthcare Center.............................214 Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center..............215 Roman Eagle Memorial Home, Inc.......................216 Stratford Healthcare Center....................................218

Office-Supplies, Equipment, Furniture & Repair

Bassett Office Supply..............................................198 Benton-Thomas Office Products.............................198 DocuSystems Company, Inc...................................204 Office Plus Business Centre..................................212 Southern Office Machines Co., Inc..........................217

Oil & Gas Operators & Marketing

Abercrombie Oil Company, Inc..............................196 Davenport Energy, Inc.............................................204 Davenport Energy/Central Oil..................................204 Hardy Petroleum......................................................208 Southeast Energy, Inc. DBA Motor Oils....................218 Williams Gas Pipeline.............................................221

Optical, Optometrists, Optical Labs

Opticians

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Blankenship & Davis Opticians.............................198 Dominion Eye Center..............................................204 Dr. Nancy Coppic Clark...........................................212 Family Eyecare Center............................................205 Friedrichs Family Eye Center..................................206 Harman Eye Center of Danville.........................207 Piedmont Regional Eye Center and Optical Shop......214 Saxon, Angle & Associates Optometrists................216

Organizations

Alliance Human Services, Inc................................196 Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter......................197 American Red Cross, Roanoke Valley Chapter Danville Office.......................................197 Better Business Bureau-Western VA.....................198 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area, Inc............198 Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area..............199 Chatham Cares, Inc. The Community Center at Chatham.........200 Danville Arc, Inc.......................................................202 Danville Area Association for Arts & Humanities.......202 Danville Area Council of Community Services...........202 Danville Area Humane Society, Inc..........................202 Danville Army Recruiting Station.............................202 Danville Education Association...............................203 Danville Life Saving Crew......................................203 Danville Pittsylvania Community Services................203 Danville Pittsylvania County Habitat for Humanity......203 Danville Public Library.............................................203 Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority.........203 Danville Regional Foundation................................203 Downtown Danville Association.............................204 Fraternal Order of Eagles Piedmont Aerie 4420........206

God’s Pit Crew, Inc.................................................207 God’s Storehouse, Inc............................................207 Goodwill Industries of Danville Area, Inc.............207 Hughes Memorial Foundation.............................209 Leesville Lake Association Inc............................210 Olde Dominion Agricultural Foundation..............213 Pittsylvania County Community Action, Inc.............214 Pittsylvania County Department of Social Services....214 Pittsylvania County Economic Development............214 Pittsylvania County Public Library System.............214 Pittsylvania Education Association........................214 Retail Merchants Association.................................215 Smart Beginnings Danville Pittsylvania.................217 Southside Virginia - SHRM......................................218 The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region....219 United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County.............220 VA Department of Rehabilitative Services................220 West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board.........221 YMCA of Danville....................................................222

Paving Contractors

Adams Construction Company - Southside Division...196 Art Stanley Paving Specialist, Inc.............................197 W-L Construction & Paving Inc................................221

Pest Control Services

Four Seasons Pest Control, Inc..........................206 Orkin Pest Control...................................................213

Photography/Studio

Alan Dalton Photography.......................................196 Jinks Perspective Group, LLC..............................209 Patti OKeefe Photography......................................213

Physicians & Surgeons

Ambulatory Foot Care Center PC..........................197 Cardiology Consultants of Danville, Inc....................199 Centra.........................................................199 Chatham Family Medical Center...........................200 Danville Orthopedic Clinic, Inc.................................203 Danville Pathologists, Inc.........................................203 Danville Surgical Center, Inc....................................203 Danville Women’s Care, P.C..................................204 Dr. B. R. Ashby.........................................................199 OB-Gyn Associates of Danville, Inc........................212 Patricia Duprey, MD................................................213 Piedmont PrimeCare...............................................214

Printers, Publishers, Graphics & Embroidery

Typesetters,

Captain Copy, Inc....................................................199 Custom Embroidery Inc..........................................202 Demont Design........................................................204 Journal Communications, Inc...................................210 McCain Printing Company, Inc...............................211 Piedmont Printing & Graphics Inc.........................214 PIP Printing..............................................................214 Premier Graphics....................................................215 Rocky Womack Communications............................216 Showcase Magazine...............................................217 Vaden & Associates, Inc..........................................220

Radio Stations

Piedmont Broadcasting Corp., WBTM/WAKG........213 WMPW AMP 1037FM.............................................221 WWDN 104.5FM 1045TheDan.com and 1580AM.....221

Real Estate

Aaron W. Johnson Auction - Realty......................196 Coldwell Banker Johnson Realty...........................201 Community Enterprises...........................................201 Dan River Region Association of Realtors...........203 ERA-Holley & Gibson Realty Company, Inc...........205 Hamilton Properties of Danville, LLC..................207 MJRW, INC...............................................................211 Prudential Manasco Realty......................................215 Prudential Waterfront Properties.............................215 Shields Auction & Realty Co., Inc..........................217 Simpson Realty Company.......................................217

United Country Southern Properties.....................220 Wilkins & Co. Realtors.............................................221

Real Estate Appraisers

Maurakis Appraisal Services, Inc...........................211

Rentals-Equipment & Furniture

Aaron’s...........................................................196 BigSky Rents and Events......................................198 Matthews Sanitation Services, LLC.........................211 Occasions................................................................212

Restaurants and Caterers

BISTRO 1888...........................................................198 Bojangles - Mountain Food Services.........................199 Bojangles - Tri-Arc Foods, Inc..................................199 Carini’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria...........................199 Checkered Pig BBQ & Ribs.................................200 Chick-fil-A...................................................200 Cici’s Pizza..............................................................200 Danview Restaurant, Inc.........................................202 Dell’Anno’s Pizzeria.................................................204 El Vallarta Mexican Restaurant, Inc........................205 Fenders Wine Bar & Bistro/A Moveable Feast..........205 Golden Skillet..........................................................207 Highlander Restaurant, Lodge & Pub.......................208 IHOP #579..............................................................209 Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon...........................210 Los Tres Magueyes..................................................210 Main Street Coffee Emporium.................................211 Mary’s Diner.............................................................211 McDonald’s of Chatham..........................................211 Mount Hermon Courtyard Conference Center.........212 O’Kelly’s..........................................................213 Outback Steakhouse...............................................213 San Marcos Mexican Restaurant............................216 Stratford Courtyard Conference Center...................218 Wendy’s, Catie Food Systems, Inc..........................221 Western Sizzlin Steak House of Danville, Inc............221

Restaurants, Caterers, Conference Centers

Cloverdale Quarters................................................200

Retailers

Awards & Trophy Shop & Custom Framing..............197 Barbee Fabrics of Danville, Inc...............................198 Bass Gems & Minerals, Ltd..................................198 Ben David Jewelers................................................198 Collie Equipment Company....................................201 Friedman Fixture Company, Inc.............................206 Henebry’s Jewelers.................................................208 Home Depot............................................................208 J. C. Penney Co., Inc..................................................209 James River Companies, LLC................................209 Karen’s Hallmark Shop..........................................210 Leggett Town & Country.........................................210 Lowe’s..............................................................210 Pawn America.........................................................213 Riverside Hardware, Inc..........................................215 Sam’s Club..............................................................216 Schoolfield House Booksellers at Averett University............................216 Thunder Road Harley-Davidson..............................219 Tightsqueeze Hardware..........................................219 Triangle Cycles North.............................................219

Retirement Complex

Stratford House.......................................................218

Salons - Hair, Nail, Spa, Tanning

Forever Young Family Salon Inc..........................206 Genesis Day Spa and Salon................................207 Kokomo Salon.........................................................210

Schools, Colleges & Education

Abundant Life World Outreach Church & Abundant Life Christian Academy..........................196 Averett University....................................................197 Carlisle School........................................................199

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directory index Carlisle School - Danville Campus..........................199 Carlisle School-Chatham Campus..........................199 Chatham Hall...........................................................200 Danville Community College...................................202 Danville Public Schools.........................................203 Hargrave Military Academy....................................208 Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.......209 Learn To Read Now...............................................210 Liberty University Athletics......................................210 National College......................................................212 Pittsylvania County School System.......................214 Sacred Heart School................................................216 Sylvan Learning Center...........................................219 University of Richmond School of Continuing Studies...............220 Virginia Technical Institute......................................220 Westover Christian Academy.................................221

Services

All-Virginia Title & Escrow, Inc.................................196 Angel Wings Home Care......................................197 Biomat USA, Inc.....................................................198 Comcast Spotlight...................................................201 Commonwealth Document Management, Inc.........201 Commonwealth Home Nursing & Hospice...............201 Danville Tree Care..................................................203 Excelsis Research...................................................205 Fire Safe, Inc...........................................................206 Fire Sprinkler Service, LLC.....................................206 Home Oxygen & Medical Equip Co.....................208 Horizontech, Inc.......................................................209 Infinity Global Packaging.........................................209 John Holt & Co. Chimney Service Inc.....................209 Liberty Homecare & Hospice.................................210 Maddyzack Inc. Marketing Services........................211 Negril, Inc.................................................................212 O’Gara Safety & Security Institute.........................212 Outstaffing, Inc.........................................................213 Paw Prints Pet Services.........................................213 Paychex...................................................213 Piedmont Fire & Security Co....................................214 Piedmont Infusion Services, Inc.............................214 Precision Electronic Services, Inc.......................215 Romar Elevators......................................................216

Sarita’s Caring Heart, LLC dba Home Instead Senior Care............216 Security Alliance......................................................216 Security Zone, Inc....................................................216 Severn Trent Services.............................................217 Southside Paralegal Service..................................217 Supply Resources, Inc...........................................218 The Hughes Center................................................219 ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation......................219 UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.....220 Wilson Lawn & Garden...........................................221

Shopping Centers and Malls

NAP Coleman Marketplace LLC.............................212 Piedmont Mall..........................................................214

Signs

Capital Outdoor.......................................................199 Fairway Outdoor Advertising...................................205 Powers Signs, Inc...................................................215

Specialty Shops

Fish Bones of Danville, Inc..................................206 Ginger Bread House & Garden Center...................207 Northern Lites..........................................................212 N’Tended For Kids, Inc. - Dance Too & Merle Norman Cosmetics.......................212 Victoria Catherine LLC............................................220 Yoder’s Amish Market............................................222 Your Stuff & Kids Stuff..........................................222

Swimming Pool Contractors, Service, Equipment & Maintenance

Compton & Nichols Inc, C&N Storage...................201 Summertime Pool & Spa, Inc................................218

Television/Cable

Chatmoss Cablevision, Inc......................................200 Comcast Cable........................................................201 Prime Media............................................................215 WSET, Incorporated.................................................221

Tobacco

JTI Leaf Services, LLC...........................................220

Transportation

General Aviation, Inc...............................................207 J. Clint Fleming, Inc.................................................209 Norfolk Southern Corporation.................................212 Regional One, Inc....................................................215

Trash Hauling-Commercial & Landfills

First Piedmont Corporation.....................................206

Travel Agencies

Holiday Sports Tours...............................................208 Holiday Travel Services of Danville, Inc................208 Patsy’s Tours...........................................................213

Utilities Appalachian Power Company.................................197 City of Danville-Utilities...........................................200 Dominion VA Power.................................................204 Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative..........................211 Pittsylvania County Service Authority...................214 Southside Electric Coop.........................................217

Veterinarians Animal Medical Center of Danville.......................197 Chatham Animal Clinic...........................................200 Mount Hermon Animal Clinic.................................212

Web Designers HD Web Studio.......................................................208 Jinks Perspective Group, LLC.................................209

Wholesalers Blue Ridge Power Agency.....................................198 Hajoca Corporation..................................................208 J. D. Yeatts & Son, Inc..............................................209 Master Gage & Tool Co........................................211

Women’s Clothing Arlene’s Closet LLC.................................................197 Rippe’s, Rippe’s Furs, Rippe’s Shoes, Rippe’s Woman............215

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general information Animal Information

Dog Licenses—Danville: 434.799.5140 Animal Control—Pittsylvania County: 434.432.7937 Humane Society: 434.799.0843

Building Codes/Permits

City of Danville: 434.799.5263 Pittsylvania County: 434.432.7755

Communications and Media MAGAZINES:

Showcase Magazine (monthly): 877.638.8685 www.showcasemagazine.com Evince Magazine (monthly): 877.638.8685 www.evincemagazine.com Welcome to Our Town (annual): 877.638.8685 Virginia International Raceway Program Guide (annual): 877.638.8685

NEWSPAPERS:

Danville Register & Bee (daily): 434.793.2311 www.registerbee.com The Star-Tribune (weekly): 434.432.2791 www.chathamstartribune.com Piedmont Shopper (free classifieds) 434.822. 1800 www.piedmontshopper.com

RADIO STATIONS:

AMP 1037FM: 434.799.1010 www.amp1037fm.com News Radio 1330 WBTM: 434.793.4411 www.wbtm1330.com WAKG FM 103.3: 434.797.4290 www.wakg.com WWDN 104.5 FM & 1580 AM; 434.799.1010 www.1045thedan.com WDVA—Great Gospel: 434.797.1250 WKBY: 434.432.8108 WMNA: 434.432.4730

TELEVISION STATIONS:

WDBJ 7: 540.344.7000 www.wdbj7.com WGSR 47.1/WMDV 44.2 – Star TV: 434.791.3440 www.wgsr47.com WSET-TV Virginia’s 13 ABC: 434.797.9713 www.wset.com WSLS 10: 540.981.9126 www.wsls.com

Driver’s License/Auto Registration

A Virginia driver’s license is required after residence has been established. A person must be 16 years and three months of age to obtain a Virginia driver’s license. To license an automobile in Virginia, a valid title of ownership must be established with the state and proof of sales and use tax furnished. Vehicles must be inspected annually. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): 866.368.5463 or 804.497.7100 Offices: 600 Cleveland Street, Danville and 1301.H Main Street, Altavista www.dmv.state.va.us

Emergency Services

Emergency Medical Services: 911 Emergency Fire Department: 911

Garbage Collection

City of Danville: 434.799.5245 Town of Chatham: 434.432.9515 Town of Gretna: 434.656.6572 Town of Hurt: 434.324.4411 First Piedmont Corp.: 434.432.0211

Libraries

Danville Public Library: 434.799.5195 Danville Law Library: 434.799.5118 Danville Library—Westover: 434.799.5152 Pittsylvania County Library: 434.432.3271 Pittsylvania Library—Gretna: 434.656.2579 Pittsylvania Library—Brosville-Cascade: 434.685.1285 Pittsylvania Library – Mt. Hermon: 434. 835.0326

Medical Facilities

Danville and Pittsylvania County are home to Danville Regional Medical Center, which provides care for the region, and a variety of general practitioners and specialists. For a breakdown of medical services, visit www.dpchamber.org. Danville Regional Medical Center www.danvilleregional.org | 434.799.2100 Pittsylvania-Danville Health Department 434.799.5190 | 434.432.7232

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Nursing Homes

Chatham Health and Rehabilitation Center: 434.432.0471 Gretna Healthcare Center: 434.656.1206 Piney Forest Health Care Ctr.: 434.799.1565 Riverside Health Care Center: 434.791.3800 Roman Eagle Memorial Home: 434.836.9510 Stratford Healthcare Center: 434.799.4540

Assisted Living

Abingdon Place of Danville: 434.799.1930 Emeritus of Danville Assisted Living: 434.791.3180 Stratford House: 434.799.2266

Police (Non-Emergencies)

Danville Police Department: 434.799.5111 Danville Sheriff’s Office: 434.799.5135 Pittsylvania County Sheriff: 434.432.7800 Chatham Police Department: 434.432.9515 Gretna Police Department: 434.656.6123 Hurt Police Department: 434.324.8511 Virginia State Police: 800.553.3144

Transportation

Bus Transportation—Danville: 434.799.5144 Danville Regional Airport: 434.799.5110 Danville Taxi: 434.793.5671 Greyhound Bus Lines: 800.231.2222 Herndon Limousine Service: 434.792.1521 Yellow Cab: 434.791.1666

Utilities ELECTRICAL POWER:

City of Danville: 434.799.5155 Appalachian Power a unit of American Electric Power: 800.956.4237 Dominion Virginia Power: 888.667.3000 Mecklenburg Electric: 434.656.1288 or 800.989.1289 Southside Electric: 800.552.2118

CABLE:

Comcast Cable: 888.266.2278 Chatmoss Cablevision: 434.685.1521


general information INTERNET SERVICES:

Comcast: 888.233.5638 Gamewood: 434.799.8407 or 877.799.4611 GCR Online: 800.239.8670 FairPoint Communications: 434.656.2291 Mecklenburg Communications: 877.888.8290 NTELOS: 877.468.3567 Verizon: 888.625.8111

NATURAL GAS:

City of Danville: 434.799.5280 Columbia Gas of Virginia: 800.543.8911

TELEPHONE SERVICE:

CenturyLink: 866.3046820 FairPoint Communications: 434.656.2291 Verizon: 800.837.4966 – Residential Services 800.826.2355 – Business Services

WATER:

City of Danville: 434.799.5280 Pittsylvania County Service Authority: 434.836.7135 Town of Chatham: 434.432.9515 Town of Gretna: 434.656.6572 Town of Hurt: 434.324.4411

Voting

To vote in Virginia, a person must be 18-yearsold and a resident of the Commonwealth. Voter registration is required 30 days prior to a general election.

VOTER REGISTRATION:

Danville: 434.799.6560 Pittsylvania County: 434.432.7971

Resource List

Better Business Bureau: 540.342.3455 Community Foundation of the Dan River Region: 434.793.0884 Dan River Business Development Center: 434.793.9100 Danville Community Market: 434.797.8961 Danville Economic Development Office: 434.793.1753 Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce: 434.836.6990 Danville Welcome Center: 434.793.4636 Downtown Danville Association: 434.791.4470 Longwood University SBDC: Dan River: 434.797.8482 Pittsylvania County Economic Development: 434.432.1669 Social Security Administration: 800.772.1213 U.S. Postal Service Danville: 434.792.4576 Chatham: 434.432.4321 Gretna: 434.656.1830 Hurt: 434.324.4804 Veterans Affairs: 800.827.1000

Attraction List

AAF Tank Museum: 434.836.5323 Altavista Vineyards: 434.324.4160 Carrington Pavilion: 434.773.8160 Cooper’s Radio Controlled Race Center: 434.724.4182 Dan River Grand Prix: 434.791.3747 Danville Association of Arts & Humanities: 434.792.6965 Danville Braves: 434.797.3792 Danville Concert Association: 434.432.3374 Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History: 434.793.5644 Danville Parks, Recreation & Tourism: 434.799.5200

Danville Pittsylvania County Fair Association: 434.822.6850 Danville Science Center: 434.799.5160 Danville Symphony Orchestra: 434.799.0494 Estelle H. Womack Museum of Natural History: 434.791.5160 Gretna Theatre: 434.656.3377 The North Theatre: 434.792.2700 Riverside Lanes: 434.791.2695 South Boston Speedway: 434.572.4947 The Homeplace Vineyards: 434.432.9463 Tiny Town Golf: 434.799.0142 Tomahawk Mill Winery: 434.432.1063 Veteran’s Memorial Wall & Walkway: 434.793.0884 VIRginia International Raceway: 434.822.7700 Virginia Museum of Natural History: 276.666.8600

Education and Employment Education

Excellence in academics and a balance of cultural and athletic opportunities are available in the region’s public schools. Secular and parochial private schools are also available for preschool students through high school. Adult and continuing education programs are offered by the public school systems.

Public Schools:

Danville Public Schools: 434-799-6400 http://web.dps.k12.va.us Pittsylvania County Schools: 434-793-1624, 434-432-2761, 434-656-6248 www.pcs.k12.va.us/public/

Private Schools:

Abundant Life Academy: 434-799-8542 www.alwoc.org Carlisle School: 276-632-7288 www.carlisleschool.org Carlisle School - Chatham Campus: 434-432-9244 Carlisle School - Danville Campus:434-799-1750 Chatham Hall: 434-432-2941 www.chathamhall.org Epiphany Episcopal School: 434-792-4334 www.epiphanydanville.org Faith Christian Academy: 434-324-8276 www.fcavirginia.com Hargrave Military Academy: 434-432-2481 www.hargrave.edu Sacred Heart School: 434-793-2656 www.sheartschool.com Sylvan Learning Center: 434-799-6900 www.educate.com/centers/24540 Westover Christian Academy: 434-822-0800 www.westoverministries.org

Higher Education:

Averett University: 434-791-5600 www.averett.edu/ Danville Community College: 434-797-2222 www.dcc.vccs.edu/ DRMC School of Nursing: 434-799-4510 www.danvilleregional.org Institute for Advanced Learning & Research: 434-791-4161 www.ialr.org National College: 434-793-6822 www.national-college.edu University of Richmond - Weekend College at Danville Community College http://scs.richmond.edu/degrees/liberal-arts/ undergraduate/weekend-danville.html Virginia Technical Institute: 434-369-8200 www.virginiatechnicalinstitute.org

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general information Employment

Danville/Pittsylvania County’s largest employers: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company – 2000 Pittsylvania County School System – 1500 Danville Regional Medical Center – 1339 Danville Public Schools – 1289 City of Danville – 1252 Telvista – 780 Nestle USA, Inc. – 575 Wal-Mart – 474 Averett University - 400 Unique Industries – 400 Foodlion - 376 Roman Eagle Memorial Home – 363 Danville Community College – 356 Swedwood - 350 CIT – 280 VIRginia International Raceway - 280 Intertape Polymer Group – 275 American National Bank - 272 EBI - 269 Danville Pittsylvania Community Services - 250 Medical Facilities of America - Riverside Health & Rehabilitation - 218 Essel Propack - 212

Employment Services

Adecco Employment Services: 434-791-2933 www.adecco.com AmeriStaff Employment & Staffing Solutions: 434-792-8367 www.ameristaff.com Debbie’s Staffing: 434-836-1333 www.debbiesstaffing.com Telamon Corporation-Danville: 434-836-9071 www.telamon.org Virginia Employment Commission: 434-549-8220 www.vec.state.va.us/

Government and Taxes Government DANVILLE

www.danville-va.gov Danville is governed by nine council members, elected at large for four-year staggered terms. The City Council appoints a City Manager, a City Attorney, a City Clerk, and various boards and commissions. Members of City Council elect a Mayor and Vice Mayor. The City Manager, chief administrator of the City’s affairs, handles municipal business.

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY

www.pittgov.org Pittsylvania County is managed by a County Administrator who reports to a seven-member Board of Supervisors who are elected by districts for four-year terms. The Board of Supervisors appoints various boards and commissions Members of the Board of Supervisors elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman.

THE TOWN OF CHATHAM

www.chatham-va.gov The Town of Chatham is managed by an elected mayor and a six-member Town Council with the support of a Public Works Director. Council members are elected at large for four-year terms.

THE TOWN OF GRETNA

www.townofgretna.org The Town of Gretna is managed by a town manager who reports to a seven-member Town Council. Council members are elected for fouryear terms.

Automobiles & Trucks

(Market Value) City of Danville: 3.00 Pittsylvania County @ 30%: 8.50 Town of Chatham: 4.50 Town of Gretna: 2.00 Town of Hurt: 2.50

General Sales Tax: 5% (State: 4% and Local: 1 %)

Area Demographics POPULATION

Danville MSA: 105,814 Pittsylvania County: 63,506 City of Danville: 43,055 Town of Chatham: 2,233 Town of Gretna: 1,207 Town of Hurt: 1,209

PERSONS PER SQUARE MILE Pittsylvania County: 65.4 Danville: 999.9

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MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD MONEY INCOME

The Town of Hurt is managed by a town manager who reports to a seven-member Town Council. Council members are elected for four-year terms. City of Danville: 434.799.5100 Pittsylvania County: 434.432.7700 Town of Chatham: 434.432.9515 Town of Gretna: 434.656.6572 Town of Hurt: 434.324.4411

Taxes 2012 LOCAL TAXES

Real Estate: Tax Rate/$100 (Market Value) City of Danville: .73 Pittsylvania County: .52 Town of Chatham: .22 Town of Gretna: .17 Town of Hurt: .14

Machinery & Tools

(Original Cost) City of Danville@ 80%: 1.50 Pittsylvania County @ 10%: 4.50

Danville MSA: $20,351 Pittsylvania County: $20,668 Danville: $19,074 Pittsylvania County: $39,531 Danville: $29,466

UNEPLOYMENT RATE (December 2011) Danville MSA: 8.9% Pittsylvania County: 8.2% Danville: 10% Commonwealth of Virginia: 6.2%

COST OF LIVING

The low cost of living in Danville and Pittsylvania County provide our residents with the opportunity for a great quality of life.

HOUSING UNITS

Pittsylvania County: 30,077 Danville: 23,371

HOUSING COST

Median home value (owner-occupied): Pittsylvania County: $99,100 Danville: $88,800

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

High School Graduates, Percent of Persons age 25+ Pittsylvania County: 75.8% Danville: 74.5% Bachelor’s Degree or Higher, Percent of Persons age 25+ Pittsylvania County: 13% Danville: 15.7%

GEOGRAPHY/CLIMATE

MSA land area (square miles): 1,026 Pittsylvania County land area: 970.76 Danville land area: 43 Average January temperature (high): 48.4 Average January temperature (low): 27.5 Average July temperature (high): 89.8 Average July temperature (low): 67.1 Mean annual temperature: 52.0 Average annual rainfall: 43.8 Average annual snowfall: 6.2

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area attractions Danville Symphony Orchestra www.danvillesymphony.net 434.797.2666 The Danville Symphony includes talented musicians who share their music through three or four yearly free concerts. The Danville Concert Association

www.danvilleconcert.org 434.792.9242 Enriching the lives of Danville-area residents for 58 years, The Danville Concert Association is proud of its legacy of musical excellence. Every fall it offers affordable season tickets to a series of four or five classical music and dance performances.

The Little Theatre of Danville

www.danvillelittletheatre.org

The Little Theatre of Danville, Inc. has created theatrical magic in Southside Virginia since 1948. It has provided entertainment for audiences in the Southside Virginia/Piedmont North Carolina region with stage productions, audience-participation murder mysteries, comedy, drama, and musicals.

SVMBA

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(Southern Virginia Mountain Bike Association) 434.251.8177 The Southern Virginia Mountain Bike Association is composed of avid mountain-bike enthusiasts. It organizes races for its members and for the public on the Angler’s Ridge Trail System. SVMBA also maintains and improves this challenging trail and continues to make this system the best it can be.

Birch Creek Motorsports Park

www.birchcreekmotorsports.com 434.836.7629 Birch Creek attracts bikers from around the country. The Park offers a 1.5 mile natural terrain AMA-sanctioned motocross track and an ATV TT National track with lights. The Park hosts many AMA-and ATVA-sanctioned events.

Virginia International Raceway

www.VIRnow.com 434.822.7700 Just named as one of the “Top 6 Road Courses in the United States” by Car & Driver magazine, VIRginia International Raceway is a multi-purpose road racing facility, located on the Dan River between Danville and South Boston. It hosts pro and club car and motorcycle races and a wide range of racing and riding schools. With its on-site lodging, go karts, corporate events, fine dining, and much more, VIR has been called America’s Motorsports Resort. VIR truly has something for everyone.

Martinsville Speedway

www.martinsvillespeedway.com

1.877.722.3849 A trip to the Martinsville Speedway is more than a race. It is an experience you will always remember. From the noise of the fans and the cars whirring around the track to the food vendors, souvenir stands, camping, and friendly locals, you will enjoy every moment of your visit to the track.

South Boston Speedway www.southbostonspeedway.com 434.572.4947 Dubbed “America’s Hometown Track” South Boston Speedway has been attracting drivers from across Virginia and the nation for 48 years. The history of South Boston Speedway is legendary as are the legions of drivers who have raced here. Racing begins in April and runs through early November. South Boston has produced a number of drivers who have gone on to find success in NASCAR’S national series.

Danville Welcome Center www.visitdanville.com 434.793.4636 The Danville Welcome Center is conveniently located at 645 River Park Drive across from Dan Daniel Park just off the Danville Expressway. The design of the building, its furnishings, and the beautiful view receive compliments on a daily basis from visitors, who are treated as “guests.” The staff welcomes all and assists them with their travel or purchases from the well-stocked gift shop. The AAF Tank Museum

www.aaftankmuseum.com 434.836.3532 At AAF visitors will see the finest collections of tanks, artillery, weapons, headgear, uniforms, insignia, medals, and military memorabilia found anywhere in the United States. Although the museum is primarily a tank museum, its diverse collection also offers the visitor a great many other interesting items relating to military history. It features over 20,000 artifacts that span 500 years of military history.

The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History

www.danvillemuseum.org 434.793.5644 The antebellum Sutherlin Mansion, a Virginia Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places, houses The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. This mansion is known as the Last Capitol of the Confederacy because Jefferson Davis spent the last week of the Civil War with the Sutherlins in this residence. Not only is the home historic but it houses a permanent premier fine arts museum and also changing exhibits.

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The Crossing at the Dan

www.visitdanville.com 434.797.8961 The Crossing at the Dan, once the bustling Danville & Richmond Rail yard, has been transformed into educational, entertainment, and recreational facilities. Visitors can shop for farm fresh produce at The Community Market, attend a concert at the Carrington Pavilion, play with interactive science exhibits at The Danville Science Center, attend some of the special events or walk/bike along the Riverwalk Trail.

Millionaire’s Row

www.visitdanville.com 434.793.4636 Danville is home to one of the pre-eminent collections of Victorian and Edwardian-era architecture in the Commonwealth. Millionaire’s Row is a symbol of Danville’s, and the South’s, history. These mansions are typically not open for public tours; however, the Danville Welcome Center has a Victorian Walking Tour brochure, as well as The Secrets Inside brochure with information and contact numbers.

Wreck of the Old 97

www.visitdanville.com 434.793.4636 This famous train wreck, which was commemorated by a popular folk song, happened in Danville. There is an historic marker located on Route 58 to mark the approximate location of this train wreck of September 27, 1903. Excessive speed was blamed for the disaster that killed eleven men and injured six others.

Dan River Grand Prix

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434-792-DRGP One of the newest businesses to the area, Dan River Grand Prix, is an indoor kart racing track. There is over 43,000 sq. feet of track to whirl around to see who will reign supreme, and be titled the victor.

Danville Science Center

www.dsc.smv.org

434-791-5160 Making science fun for everyone, the Danville Science Center gives people a hands-on experience. The Center’s exhibits give people a chance to interact and learn more about different topics. The museum has one of the few butterfly greenhouses in Virginia, giving you the opportunity to see nature at its best.

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Riverwalk Trail Giving people the chance to come out and enjoy nature, the Riverwalk Trail is an eight-mile path that exposes you to some of the best views in Danville. The trail will take you through different parks, historic sites, and local businesses.

Virginia Museum of Natural History

www.vmnh.net 276-634-4141 Located in Martinsville, Virginia and in association with the Smithsonian Institution, the VMNH merges scientific research about the Commonwealth of Virginia with public understanding. With exhibits and education programs for all ages, visitors can travel back in time and get lost in Virginia’s natural heritage.

Gretna Little Theatre www.thegretnatheatre.webs.com 434-656-3377 Built in the mid, the Gretna Little Theatre originally served as a movie theater before being converted into a grocery store. Later a “Dime” store moved into the location. In October of 2006 the Gretna Little Theatre was reborn. Today it meshes the illustrious history of the theater with a modern touch that makes an enjoyable movie experience for all. Schoolfield Museum & Cultural Center Located on 917 West Main Street, the Schoolfield Museum & Cultural Center is bringing the history of Schoolfield and Dan River, Inc. back to life. Located in the old Dan River Welfare Building, built in 1917 by Dan River, Inc., the Museum will amaze those looking for information on the mill, its production, and the Schoolfield area as it grew with the mill.

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