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Welcome

Welcome to Our Town by Sherman Saunders, Mayor – City of Danville

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Not only is this a great region for business and education, it is a great place to live, play, and visit! In Danville and Pittsylvania County, you will discover a relaxed pace and a very comfortable cost of living. The moderate climate, with four distinct seasonal changes, makes it easy to enjoy the many outdoor activities and venues that host concerts and festivals. While you’re here take advantage of the mountain biking trails, kayak on the Dan River, or even ride the waves of Smith Mountain Lake! You can also experience the excitement of minor league baseball with the Danville Braves or various styles of racing at VIRginia International Raceway! Whatever your preference, we have it all available for you! Once again, I would like to welcome you to Danville and Pittsylvania County! We look forward to seeing you soon!

photo by Michelle Dalton

n behalf of the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County, I’d like to welcome you to our region! I would like to personally invite you to take the time to read through this publication and learn why the Dan River Region is a great place to live, work, play, learn, and visit! Once an area known for its tobacco and textile manufacturing, the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County have partnered together to expand their resources in order to create a diversified economy. Danville and Pittsylvania County offer a wide variety of public and private educational institutions that emphasize technology and skill development. These institutions also offer pre-employment training programs for those who may be considering a career change. With the combination of higher education and a trained workforce, this region is well poised to meet and exceed the needs of various companies in the new millennium.

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Contents 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

WELCOME TO OUR TOWN by Sherman Saunders ............................................................... 2 THE COMMUNITY SPIRIT by John Gilstrap ............................................................................. 4 TRANSFORMING THE DAN RIVER REGION by Scott Brooks with Christina Motley .....................8 THE BRIGHTEST SPOTS ARE THE SWEET SPOTS by Patrick Jinks............................................ 12 DANVILLE, THE HEART OF SOUTHERN VIRGINIA by Rosalee Maxwell .................................. 16 ANNUAL EVENTS .................................................................................................................19 A COMMUNITY OF COMMUNITIES .................................................................................. 20

Creative Designer Dan Vaden, Vaden & Associates, Inc. dvaden1@verizon.net

DANVILLE by Bernie Leigg ............................................................................................. 20

Ad Designers Kim Demont, Katherine Miraldi, Tim Hilliard, Will Oakes

CHATHAM by Nina Giles ............................................................................................. 21

Finance Manager Cindy Astin cindy@showcasemagazine.com To Advertise in the Next Edition 877.638.8685 Director of Sales and Marketing Larry Oldham larry@showcasemagazine.com Ad Executives Moriah Davis moriah@showcasemagazine.com Misty Cook misty@showcasemagazine.com Contributing Writers Sherman Saunders, John Gilstrap, Patrick Jinx, Rosalee Maxwell, Bill Sgrinia, Christina Motley, Bernie Leigg, Hank Davis, Nina Giles, Debbie Sparks, Lillian Gillespie, P.J. Arnn, Kim Clifton, Martha A. Walker, Wes Poff, Ed Carter, Kelly Fitzgerald, Scott Brooks, Chris Wilson, Mark David, Charles Haynsworth, III, Arlene Creasy, Michael Duncan, Linda Green, Jeremy Stratton, Kenneth L. Bowman, Kathryn St. Peter, Christal Presley, R. Frank Fox, Jr., Dr. Sue Davis, James McDaniel, Hampton Wilkins, Nick Fowler, Rod Short, Larry Aaron Printing Services Captain Copy, Inc., Danville, Virginia

WECOME TO PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY by Hank Davis ................................................... 21 GRETNA by Debbie Sparks ........................................................................................... 24 HURT by Lillian Gillespie................................................................................................ 25 DRY FORK by P.J. Arnn ................................................................................................. 28 MOUNT HERMON by Kim Clifton ................................................................................. 29 RINGGOLD by Martha A. Walker.................................................................................. 32 BROSVILLE by Wes Poff ................................................................................................. 32 CASWELL COUNTY, North Carolina by Ed Carter........................................................... 33 THE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT by Linda Green .............................................................. 38 A HIDDEN GEM by Jeremy Stratton..................................................................................... 40 A COMMUNITY WORKING TOGETHER by Kenneth L. Bowman ........................................... 41 A WORLD CLASS INCUBATOR The Dan River Business Development Center ........................... 44 DOING BUSINESS HERE.................................................................................................... 48 THE DAN RIVER REGION IS A GREAT PLACE TO DO BUSINESS by Mark David ............... 48 A COMMUNITY DOING BUSINESS TOGETHER by Charles Haynsworth, III ...................... 52 DOING BUSINESS IN GRETNA by Arlene S. Creasy ....................................................... 56 WHY DANVILLE? A Businessman’s Perspective by Michael J. Duncan .................................... 60 CHRIS WILSON AND DIVINE MOVERS by Scott Brooks ..................................................... 64 MOVING DAY DOESN’T HAVE TO BE STRESSFUL by Chris Wilson ...................................... 68 LIVING EASY IN THE DAN RIVER REGION by Hampton Wilkins .......................................... 72 2011 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY - Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce .........81-103 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE by Nick Fowler ..................................................................... 106 THE JEWEL OF THE DAN by Rod Short.............................................................................. 111 PLAY DANVILLE by Bill Sgrinia .......................................................................................... 118

Contributing Photographers Patrick Jinks The Jinks Perspective Group, LLC, 434.429.1070 Dan Vaden Vaden & Associates, Inc., 434.792.0612 Michelle Dalton Michelle Dalton Photography, 434.724.2669

THE INSTITUTE by Kelly Fitzgerald..................................................................................... 122

COVER: The future of Our Town represented by the Boys & Girls Club. Photo by Patrick Jinx.

EDUCATION IN OUR REGION by Dr. Sue Davis, James McDaniel ...................................... 158

THE WRECK OF THE OLD 97 by Larry Aaron .................................................................... 126 JUST THE FACTS General Information ................................................................................ 130 PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY and CITY OF DANVILLE MAPS ..................................................... 146 AREA ATTRACTIONS ....................................................................................................... 151

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Spirit

The Community Spirit by John Gilstrap

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uppose you’ve never been to Danville. Maybe you’re driving in on Highway 29 from Greensboro. You’d see the attractive sign that welcomes people. You’d see the well-maintained median, awash with red dahlias. Next you would see along West Main Street Extension those businesses that a necessary for any community to function: gas stations, convenience stores, a small shopping center on the right, and on your left, one of the main lines of Norfolk Southern Railroad. Driving further along West Main and continuing down Main Street, you would see scores of well-kept homes, the beautiful churches, and an old downtown section that is being revived. After crossing Dan River, you could continue on North Main Street through four miles of residences. Going east or west along Riverside Drive, you would see much of the commercial area of our city. The manicured clover leafs, the well-kept medians, stately churches, the gorgeous houses of Millionaires Row, and the River Walk Trail. They all create an impression of Danville, but no one can know this city without understanding its heart—Its Spirit. That Spirit isn’t always immediately visible to the newcomer, but it’s here. It’s the spirit of people working together to make this community a better place to live, to work, to play, and to raise a family. Recently, our community has experienced some difficult times. Major industries have left at no fault of our residents, negatively affecting our unemployment rate and our household income. It would have been easy for this community to give up, but it did not. Instead it addressed the problems and continues to address them. The spirit of the people prevails and all of us are working together to get through these difficult times. We’ve always done this. Not too many years ago, someone suggested that every child should have a bicycle. Danville said, “We can,” and hundreds of bikes were purchased and donated for children whose parents couldn’t afford them. Every year citizens

continue to donate thousands of dollars to Toys for Tots so that every child can have a good Christmas. About twenty years ago, the churches of the area created God’s Storehouse to combat the problem of hunger in our community. For two decades, the citizens of Danville have supported this organization with donations of food and money. Danville’s citizens actively care for those with physical and mental handicaps. Danville Alzheimer’s Organization ministers to patients and their families on a regular basis. There is even a Blind Bowlers Association. Sighted people enable those who have lost their sight to enjoy an activity that the rest of us may take for granted. Recently when a shelter for the homeless announced that it would have to close, many churches, civic groups, and individuals were determined that people who have experienced the devastation of losing their homes would have a safe, clean place to sleep during their darkest days, and a new shelter was organized. One of the most amazing aspects of the Danville Spirit is how selfless it is. We all know that Habitat for Humanity builds homes for deserving people with limited incomes. What many people don’t realize is that many church groups, civic groups, and student groups volunteer thousands of hours to build these homes. No one group claims the credit: It’s all for the community. It’s the Spirit of Danville. Yes, someone driving through the city may admire the flowers, the homes, and the scenic river areas. They may enjoy a concert at Carrington Pavilion or a fun day at the Festival in the Park. All these are obvious. They’re important, but they don’t necessarily reveal the heart of Danville. Our heart, our Spirit, is revealed in our concern for one another and particularly in our concern for those who need us. That’s the true Spirit of Danville, and I’m proud to be a resident of this community of love.

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photo by Patrick Jinks

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Transformation

Transforming The Dan River Region by Andrew Scott Brooks with Christina Motley

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anville and Pittsylvania County is truly a community that invests in itself. Through many service organizations and foundations, our town is blessed to have many individuals who come together in service to others. The Danville Regional Foundation (DRF) focuses on transforming the regional economy and creating a prosperous culture to benefit citizens throughout the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County, Virginia, as well as Caswell County, North Carolina. The Danville Regional Foundation operates with a longterm vision for our community. Whether its grants are aimed at strengthening our local education programs or helping drive our local community, the Danville Regional Foundation is engaged in improving our local health and wellness. “We believe, that together, we can change, “says Karl Stauber, DRF’s CEO and president. “As individuals, we can challenge each other to change the situation. We can challenge each other to stretch…reach beyond our comfort zones. We can challenge each other to find what we care most about…when we feel passionate about something, we are more likely to change. If enough of us do this it will become contagious.” Mississippi and Greenville, South Carolina, Danville The business of philanthropy is often has an ace up its sleeve in the Danville Regional misunderstood. In simple terms, philanthropy seeks to Foundation. Some might say it’s a lofty vision, but address causes, according to Stauber. By definition, one that is achievable. It will take time and require philanthropy is the pursuit of efforts designed to citizens to embrace change. With our community’s improve systems that develop and fulfill individuals. history of working together, the vision is becoming Philanthropy is distinct from charity since it focuses on reality. One step and one grant at a time. outcomes, not need. “The region is no longer, nor will it ever be, what it once With a $200 million initial investment, income was, “says Stauber. “The possibilities of what the Dan River is generated that is returned to its service area. Region can be are limitless. The future is full of opportunities. Approximately five percent of its total assets are Together we can build a brighter future. “ distributed within the region each year. This selfsustaining entity has awarded more DRF encourages Letters of Inquiry and Proposals from than $40 million in over 40 grants organizations that show potential for significantly that have been vital in the ongoing impacting present problems by converting them transformation and growth of our area. As our area continues to evolve from into opportunities for ultimate success. Successful its textile and tobacco roots to a vibrant grants are those that will improve education, technology and cultural hub, the Danville economic vitality, health, financial stability, and civic Regional Foundation will continue its capacity/community engagement for the citizens goal of improving the quality of life in of the Dan River Region. Grants are based on our community. opportunity and long-term sustainability. Following in the footsteps of other DRF’s grant guidelines are available online at communities which have succeeded in —Gandhi www.danvilleregionalfoundation.org transforming themselves, such as Tupelo,

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

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Possibilities

The Brightest Spots are the Sweet Spots by Patrick Jinks

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any leaders from the Danville area have read Dan and Chip Heath’s book, Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard. If you have not read the book, you should. One of the concepts in the book is around the idea of bright spots. The simple process of finding something that is working, and cloning it. Our community has a broad spectrum of bright spots, but as a professional in the nonprofit arena, I find the sweet spots to be the brightest. A sweet spot is found during that moment when one idea, resource, or asset blends with another in a way that creates a new, more valuable idea, resource, or asset. It’s been called win-win, synergy, horsepower, and a host of other terms. The Dan River Region is getting better at whatever it is. When a public school system provides opportunities for volunteer mentors to interact with and engage students on campus, in school, so as to guarantee the connection and enhance the students’ experience, a sweet spot has been found. When the “City of Churches” utilizes one of its greatest assets by opening the Sunday school classrooms and fellowship halls of dozens of churches during afterschool hours, so that kids struggling in critical subjects can be brought up-tospeed by volunteer tutors, a sweet spot has been found. When four very different organizations representing three municipalities join forces to provide volunteer income tax assistance and financial literacy training for low-tomoderate-income families, a sweet spot is formed. When dozens of citizens, nonprofit organizations, and businesses create and begin to implement a plan for improving the way our entire community prepares its children for kindergarten, sweet spots are formed -- and let’s not forget the numerous funding foundations that provide the monetary support for the capacity. When area banks, retailers, manufacturers, and other businesses use the power of their brand and the strength of their networks to coordinate with nonprofits in getting books into

the hands of third-graders for the summer, or gathering school supplies for students and teachers – well, that’s sweet spots. When scores of area businesses leverage the convenience of payroll deduction to raise around a million charitable dollars each year for a unified campaign that supports dozens of impacting programs – more sweet spots. When local funders break the silo model and gather regularly to work together on community solutions, while protecting and preserving each foundation’s unique mission and values, a sweet spot has been created. When a commerce organization, a civic club, a university, and a local funding foundation join hands to change community conversations about what is possible in our region, another sweet spot is born. When city and county municipalities and leaders, realizing that our region is stronger if we work together, facilitate the birth of a high-tech, advanced learning institution, they find a sweet spot. In our area, we have done all of these things. We have plenty of challenges, but our spirit of innovation, cooperation, and determination has us moving in the right direction. It is exciting to consider what the next sweet spot could be. There is buzz about many possibilities. Will it be a virtual leadership center? A new state-of-the-art preschool? An innovative financial pathway to a college education? A new technology manufacturer? I don’t know who the first person was to drop chocolate in someone’s peanut butter, but I like Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups! Sometimes, the collision happens serendipitously. Other times, it is intentional. Either way, a community must be open to change. A critical mass of ours is, and it’s exciting.

“... a community must be open to change. A critcal mass of ours is, and it’s exciting”

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Patrick Jinks is President/CEO of United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County, and President/CEO of the Jinks Perspective Group, LLC.


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photo by Dan Vaden

Heart

Danville, the Heart of Southern Virginia by Rosalee Maxwell

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am not a “born and bred” Danvillian, but I do call Danville my home and wouldn’t have it any other way. Danville truly is a great place to live, work, visit, and play. As the director of tourism, it is my job to accent the positives. This community makes the job easy because we have so many positives from which to choose. When it comes to the “visit and play” part of the scenario, the Danville Welcome Center is a wonderful resource for updated information about area attractions and upcoming events. Our website, visitdanville.com has a very full and lengthy calendar of events. There are so many different activities going on in the Dan River Region that I often have to pick and choose the ones I can even attend! We are fortunate to live in a city with over 600 acres of beautiful park land, 8.5 miles of walking trails and 18 miles of mountain bike trails. You can’t forget about the Dan River, beautiful in its own right and I hear that in the springtime, some mighty fine fishing takes place when the Striper run! We have several museums featuring history, science, and the arts. (If you want to see a room full of really cool flame throwers – head over to the AAF Tank Museum!) Numerous activities are held at the Crossing at the Dan ranging from Danville Harvest Jubilee’s Summer Concert Series, to food festivals such as Racin’ & Tastin’, Shrimp Fest, and Catfish & Crawdads. There are wine and beer festivals and theatrical performances, as well as family and children based celebrations. Of course, a trip to the Crossing is not complete without a visit to the Farmer’s Market where you can purchase mouthwatering, home-made desserts, a huge array of fresh produce, free-range chicken and beef, and the best fresh eggs and sausage you have ever put in your mouth. Danville is blessed with many non-profit groups tasked with providing a wealth of recreational activities for our

residents and visitors. If you are a fan of the arts and culture, the Danville Concert Association, the Danville Symphony Orchestra, and the Danville Area Arts & Humanities are just a few providers of a wide variety of events held throughout the year. If the thought of physical activity gets your heart racing, try one of the many road races or bike events that occur throughout the city and in our parks. Festivals and events abound in the Dan River Region with the emphasis on arts, children, holidays, history, agriculture and more. For those who thrill to the sounds of engines revving – Danville is also in the heart of the racing region. We have NASCAR at Martinsville Speedway, road racing at the Virginia International Raceway, motorcycles and four wheelers at Birch Creek Motorsports and you just can’t forget about stock car racing at South Boston Speedway. If you are new to the area, recently retired, or just want to meet new friends and have fun, contact me at the Danville Welcome Center and the staff will find the perfect volunteer position for you. Some of our volunteers help weekly, others only work special events and some only help on an “as needed” basis. I challenge you to take advantage of all the many choices the Dan River Region has to offer. Come see us at the Welcome Center! I look forward to meeting each and every one of you. Rosalee Maxwell, Director of Tourism Danville Welcome Center 645 River Park Drive Danville, Virginia 24540 434.793.4636

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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 WERA Motorcycle Roadracing – VIR DDA Shamrock 5K – Crossing at the Dan April Racin’ & Tastin’- Danville Community Market (Adult Event) Wine Festival - Danville Community Market (Adult Event) Butterfly Station Opening – The Crossing at the Dan SCCA Oak Tree Double Nationals – VIR Bosch Eng. 250 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series – VIR MBA Rugby World Championships – Angler’s Park Goodyear Education 5K – Goodyear Golf Course Bridge to Bridge 5K – Crossing at the Dan May SCCA SARRC/MARRS Challenge – VIR Festival in the Park – Ballou Park Nestle 5K – Ballou Park June Stock Car Open Test Day – VIR Heacock Classic Gold Cup Historic Races – VIR Virginia Festival of Speed Motorcycle Roadracing – VIR Shootout on Angler’s Ridge – Angler’s Park DCC Justice Run 5K – Angler’s Park Chamber Classic Golf Tournament – Danville Golf Club

November Bright Leaf Brew Fest – The Crossing at the Dan (Adult Event) Half Marathon – Riverwalk Trail Holiday Bazaar – Danville Community Market AAF Tank Museum Car & Bike Show Louie Fields 5K Run/Walk - YMCA December Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade – Historical Downtown Danville Historical Holiday Walking Tour by the Danville Historical Society Luminary Walk – Riverwalk Trail

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photo by Patrick Jinks

July Patriot Challenge 5K/10K– Angler’s Park July 4th Celebration– The Crossing at the Dan WKA/Woodbridge Kart Club Race – VIR Biscuit Bolt 5K – Riverwalk Trail August Crabfest - Danville Community Market WERA Motorcycle Roadracing Cycle Jam – VIR Suzuki AMA Pro Superbike Championship – VIR Cross Country Jamboree – Ballou Park September Danville Toyota River City 5K Run/Walk SCCA Pro Racing Sports Car Wars – VIR Championship Cup Series Motorcycle Racing – VIR Imagine, A Children’s Festival – The Crossing at the Dan Old 97 Rail Days - The Crossing at the Dan Climax Sorghum Festival - Climax Shrimp Fest - Danville Community Market Southside Scramble Mountain Bike Race – Angler’s Park Ed Steffey Memorial Education Open Golf Tournament – Goodyear Golf Course October Callands Autumn Potpourri – Callands Bosch NASA Octoberfest – VIR Crawdads & Catfish -– Community Market Southside Show-Biz Trade Show SCCA Charge of the Headlight Brigade 13 Hour Enduro – VIR Greater Danville Metro Meet – Cross Country – Dan Daniel Park


Community

A Community of Communities Our Town is a community of communities, each with its own identity and personality. We have recruited a resident of each city, town, or community to give you a firsthand look at their home town. You’ll find a sense of pride in each of their accounts and it’s important to note that many of them live in one community and work in another, and probably even grew up in a different one.

Danville Something I Like By Bernie Leigg

photo by Dan Vaden

I moved to Danville in January of 1976. I was kind of on loan from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where I was an instructor. I came to teach English for a semester at George Washington High School and stayed there 30 years. Something about the town has kept me here. There’s something I like about the city. I like being able to buy a good house under a $100,000, but that’s not it really. Something more intense, more weighty, something more intangible has kept me here. Coming here from Chapel Hill and before that, Washington, D. C., I soon realized I was a good deal more liberal than most of my new neighbors. But I began to discover also, a tolerance for differences, a fairness, a

willingness to accept different views, an all-encompassing friendliness, and a readiness to separate the person from his views. It’s a special wisdom to realize a person is so much more that his or her views. It was Danville that discovered what a gem Ruby Archie was, and Charles Harris before her. It was Danville that welcomed and absorbed me. I am a maverick, a creative risk taker, and sometimes I crossed the line, veered beyond what was acceptable, but I was always dealt with fairly. I went from being suspected to tolerated to appreciated to respected to celebrated to venerated. I was celebrated more than most teachers, certainly more than I deserved. I was accepted, taken into the fold, adopted, and assimilated. I am a Danvillian. It takes a certain amount of tolerance to be open to change. The mill died; tobacco wilted. The city had to reinvent itself, and is still progressing in that effort. It has the resilience, the work ethic, and the energy to do that. I like the city.

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In fact, I am reminded of the poem Robert Frost read at John Kennedy’s inauguration. The old bard was 87 when he read “The Gift Outright” that windy January in 1961. Essentially the poet says America was our land many years before we were her people. We were still colonials “Possessing what we still were unpossessed by.” “Something we were withholding made us weak\ Until we found out that it was ourselves.” And when we did that, we “forthwith found salvation in surrender.” And “Such as we were we gave ourselves outright.” That’s the way it has been with me and Danville; this mutual surrender has worked for me, and such as I am, I am a gift outright. Of course I had a special, privileged perspective. I was in the trenches. I spent 30 years with the city’s youth. A city’s youth is its soul, and I was there; I had my hand there, my head and my heart (for three decades) through thousands of these young people. I know the soul of Danville. It’s a strong, beating soul, a fair soul. It is a city of hard-working people, helpful people, and talented people. As my students would excel in state and national competitions in writing and art and design, in fundraising, in whatever, I was never surprised by their accomplishments. It was a triumph of a city’s strong and precious soul. How could it have been a surprise? It was a gift outright, my appreciation of the city. And then the city gave me one more gift (born and bred) my lovely wife, Sharon. Something about the town has kept me here. There’s something I like about the city.

Welcome to Pittsylvania County by Hank Davis

I am Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Pittsylvania County, Virginia. I have lived and worked here for thirty-seven years. It has been a great place to raise three children. We enjoy the clean air, the ease of travel, and the low taxes. We have great schools, friendly neighbors, and a church for everyone. I hope you will not only want to visit us, but that you will consider permanently joining our great community.

Chatham The Town of Everyday Kindness by Nina Giles

Charles Kuralt, the famous radio and television correspondent, once said, “The everyday kindness of the back roads and small towns more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.” As I reflected on why I thought Chatham was a great place to live, this quote summed up why the town of Chatham is special. Certainly, there is much to be admired about this little county seat. There is Hargrave Military Academy with its lovely brick buildings and proud history; there is the tree-lined hill on which sits Chatham Hall,

the school where countless young ladies have come to further their education; there is the stately old courthouse right in the center of Main Street; but, the real heart and soul of Chatham is its everyday kindness. When I was a small girl, my mother and I were shopping in one of the stores on Main Street. Suddenly, everyone in the store stopped what they were doing and moved quietly out to the sidewalk. Up and down the street stores emptied, men removed their hats, and I looked up to see a hearse and several cars passing by slowly. “Mom, what is happening?” I remember saying. “Chatham is paying respect to the person who died,” she answered. I learned later that the deceased person had been an important businessman, but that simple act of kindness sums up how the people of Chatham come together in the sad times and the happy times.

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Compassionate Care close to where you live and work

Looking for a family practitioner, a pediatrician, a physician that focuses on women’s health or another specialty? There is a team of healthcare providers to help you get healthy and stay healthy.

Serving Danville, Pittsylvania County and the surrounding area Children’s Healthcare Center 201 South Main Street Suite 2100 Danville, VA 24541 434-799-2111 • Kyla Berreth, DO • Robert Broughton, Jr., MD • Noah Gibson, MD • Alise Magnuson, MD • Nada Owusu, MD • Aubrey McBryde, PNP Family Healthcare Center – Danville 723 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434-797-2828 • Michael Waters, MD • Valerie White, FNP • Elizabeth Pickeral, FNP

Family Healthcare Center – Gretna 305 North Main Street Gretna, VA 24557 434-656-2224 • Karen Wilkinson, FNP • Ada Allen, FNP Healthcare for Women 159 Executive Drive Suite E Danville, VA 24541 434-791-2629 • Lenworth Beaver, MD • Tina Gatewood, PA

Piedmont Family & Occupational Medicine 219 Parker Road Danville, VA 24540 434-791-7366 • Daniel Addis, DO/MD Piedmont Cardiology 201 South Main Street Suite 1100 Danville, VA 24541 434-791-3009 • Lawrence Crawford, MD Piedmont Surgical Specialists 201 South Main Street Suite 3100 Danville, VA 24541 434-799-4490 • Thomas Boro, Jr., MD

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Whether it is supporting bake sales, attending monthly dinners at the fire station, or decorating the little town for everything from fall festivals to Christmas events, the spirit of everyday kindness survives in Chatham like second nature. Examples are numerous. There is the local florist who sends flowers to brighten the day of someone in the nursing home without expecting anything in return. There is the editor of the weekly paper who writes about the cub scout project with as much care and concern as he does about a million dollar complex. There is the waitress who serves breakfast for four hours and then spends the next four hours at the local elementary school serving as a volunteer. Charles Kuralt traveled the back roads of America during his years with CBS news. I don’t know if he ever visited Chatham or not, but I do know that he would have liked it here. He would have appreciated the town’s examples of everyday kindness. When tragedies or sickness occur, people are heard to say, “If there is anything that we do for you, let us know.” The people of Chatham really mean it!

Gretna

Ain’t No Big Thing, But It’s Growing by Debbie Sparks

A few decades ago, the town of Gretna was like so many small towns before the advent of expressways and “big box” stores. Main Street, with its one stop light, was bustling with the latest cars (there were at least 3 new car dealerships in town), trucks with “farm use” spray painted along the back , and naturally, there was the occasional stray pup – and neighbors, lots of neighbors. They were in town to shop for their groceries in one or more of several locally owned markets, or maybe buying a piece of furniture in one of the furniture shops. The “lady of the house” could buy a new hat at the local ladies dress shop, or she could prod her husband into buying a new suit for church in the local men’s store - and of course, a trip to the corner drug store was a must for those coming into town for their weekly shopping spree. The sign outside the town “Ain’t no big thing, but it’s growing!” was the local landmark back then. People kidded about it, made jokes about it, laughed about it – but deep down, I think, everyone secretly treasured it. “Ain’t no big thing, but it’s growing!” One day, though, it stopped being funny and started being a little sad – Gretna seemed to have stopped growing; in fact, many wondered if she had seen her better days. After all, in more modern times, it took little effort to drive to one of the nearby larger cities to shop the larger stores – oh, what selections and great prices! But there was one price that we didn’t readily recognize: 26 Welcome to Our Town 2011 | Danville & Pittsylvania County, Virginia

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One by one, the Main Street shops ceased to exist – no more furniture shops – no more ladies or men’s stores. Businesses came and went – jobs came and went. The sign outside town faded. Vision. Some have it – some don’t. Our town is full of it. Like a giant stirring from a nap, the town itself seemed to stretch and yawn and awaken from its slumber. Entrepreneurial spirit rode in on a white horse: one business appeared – then another, and another. A group of concerned citizens began meeting with ideas that gave way to actions that turned into the rock-solid community support group, “Revitalization for a Greater Gretna.” This small group of visionaries has been able to turn ideas into reality by securing grants to help beautify and restore Gretna. Giving thought to Gretna’s earliest days of being a rail thoroughfare for several railroad companies like the F&P (Franklin & Pittsylvania Railroad), RGG had new signs installed that portray that early history. Now when you come into town, from the north or the east, you will see beautifully

designed signs that say “Gretna – A Railroad Village.” As you drive through the small town today, you’ll take in the view of reborn life – shops, restaurants, businesses. Gretna has its own theatre group that performs locally – Gretna Theatre, and, well, shucks folks – we even have a restored movie theater (Gretna Theater) that shows the latest movies and has live concerts from time to time. In the last few years a Hampton Inn has been built at the intersection of Routes 29 and 40 that is catching a lot of business from travelers and lake-goers, since we have a close proximity to both Smith Mountain and Leesville Lakes. If you’ve a mind to visit Gretna one day, do you know what else you’ll see? Neighbors. Neighbors shopping. Neighbors walking. Neighbors visiting – and yes, the occasional stray pup. You’ll see small town Virginia at its best. The new signs of Gretna’s historical railroad significance are beautiful. Visitors will remember them. We still only have one stop light, but I’m thinking one day we’ll get another one. Gretna – ain’t no big thing, but it’s growing.

Hurt

Off the Beaten Path The Town of Hurt lies along the south side of the Staunton River (aka Roanoke River) at the northernmost tip of Pittsylvania County. Hurt is one of three approximately equal populated towns in the county and further from the seat of county government than everyone else, hence our relationship with, association, and participation in county government has been loose and sporadic. The Town Council has tried to strengthen the bonds from time to time with such efforts as joining the Danville/Pittsylvania Chamber of Commerce, encouraging Mayor’s meetings, and meeting regularly with our own member of the Board of Supervisors, but our location always seems to set Hurt apart. The Town of Hurt is a lovely place to live, to raise a family, and to retire. The setting is the best of rural with the amenities of large cities not far away. The Lynchburg Regional Airport is 20 miles north on 4-lane Highway 29 while Roanoke is only 50 miles. Charlottesville and Greensboro are approximately 90 miles also on Highway 29. The population density of Hurt is less than that of most towns and cities in Virginia. We have a lot of nice congenial neighborhoods of privately owned single family homes where neighbors get to know each other if they choose. There are a few rental houses and small duplex style apartment buildings scattered throughout town and a set of upscale condos. Our John L. Hurt Jr. Elementary School is one of the best in the state. Mr. Hurt set a high standard for

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by Lillian Gillespie, Mayor

education when he visualized the town by supplementing the principal’s salary and funding a librarian many years ahead of the standards. He also left an endowment to support the beautiful flower gardens and fountain at the school. Students go to Gretna middle/high school or can be accepted in the Altavista School which is located just across the river. Many students take the second option because parents may work in Altavista but live in Hurt. The Altavista Area YMCA has one of the largest and best child care centers in the state and eases the transition from school to school. Also, Faith Christian Academy, a private school serving preschool through grade twelve, is located in Hurt. Many students go from there to Liberty University in Lynchburg. For college-bound students there is a branch

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of Central Virginia Community College in Altavista and four colleges within 30 miles. Churches play an important role here and there are several Protestant and one Catholic in Hurt. Some have meeting and family life rooms where community events, such as Halloween night, are scheduled and organizations, such as seniors, 4-H, Boy Scouts, etc., can meet. Other opportunities for social and recreational are abundant and new members and volunteers are welcomed. For those who may need medical care, the Staunton River Medical Center is located in Hurt with a physical therapy center. The closest hospitals are in Lynchburg with Danville and Roanoke being slightly further and, of course, the research centers in Charlottesville and Raleigh are not far. There is a full-service cancer center in Lynchburg. Rescue services are provided by the Altavista EMS, Pittsylvania County Rescue Squad, and by the Hurt Volunteer Fire Department which is located in the middle of our residential district. Outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities can start with things like picnics or hiking at Wayside Park, floating the Staunton River, hunting and fishing, (It is a short drive to Leesville and Smith Mountain Lakes.) and continue with activities at the Altavista Area YMCA which has a top notch fitness center, swimming pool, and tennis courts. The government of the Town of Hurt is a Town Council consisting of six council members and a Mayor, all elected for four year terms staggered so that three council members

are elected every two years. The Mayor is the administrative head of the government since Hurt does not have a town manager. Security is provided by a trained and certified law enforcement team. Hurt has a public water system and sewer is available in some areas. One of the best things about living in Hurt is that people can become involved in local government and have a say about how their tax dollars are assessed and spent. Accordingly we try to keep our tax rates low and give the best service for the money.

Dry Fork

Right Next to Wet Spoon Named for two streams that fork and then flow into Dry Fork Creek, this town’s namesake was born when two waterways ran dry. James B. Motley writes in his book, Yes There Is A Dry Fork, Virginia that Senate Bill 419 with seventy ayes and no nays incorporated the town on March 15, 1906. Visitors who ask, “Where’s Dry Fork?” often hear, “Right next to Wet Spoon.” But location is only part of the mystery that surrounds the five-thousand-plus Dry Forkers who call seventy-eight miles of roadway home. Amid tobacco buyouts and factory layoffs, this community has clung not only to tradition, but determination. Morning comes early to Dry Fork. Today, as in 1906, tobacco trailers roll along state route 718 ahead of the rooster’s crow. Neighbors greet each other before the sun wraps its rose-colored belt around the horizon. Moms sip their second cup of coffee as they wait with their children at school bus stops. From Adams to Yeatts, this tight-knit citizenry between Chatham and Danville embodies the simplicity of yesteryear. 30 Welcome to Our Town 2011 | Danville & Pittsylvania County, Virginia

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by P. J. Arnn


Members gather at churches, sometimes with smiles and sometimes with tears. Rain gauges pepper gardens, and tractors are as prominent as cars. Family photos decorate walls along with clocks whose hands no longer eat up minutes. Time seems suspended somewhere between then and now. John H. Brubaker III in his newspaper article, “Dry Fork, Virginia,” says this town is rich with history its residents don’t readily give to outsiders. But when they do, it’s “Yeah, yeah, yeah,” or “Yes, yes, yes” as if a single confirmation won’t do. In a dialect replete with R’s, they use winder for window and yeller for yellow. “My gracious alive” is a common response

to gossip. “Bring the thing over here” covers most requests – but thing is seldom specified without follow-up. At one time six passenger trains stopped at the Dry Fork station. Nowadays engineers race by the crossing with barely a whistle. Like these trains, much of Dry Fork is past tense. Two trucking companies, a post office, a warehouse, an antique store, a beauty shop, and a kwik shop are the only businesses along the main drag. But what does linger is a neighborhood proud of its heritage, a neighborhood that holds to its beliefs, a neighborhood where people say, “Hi. How are you?” and mean it.

Mount Hermon A Slice of Heaven

It makes sense that a community which provides sanctuary to so many would have its origin from a Biblical reference. It’s a neighborhood developed around a church established in 1844 that first bore the name. The original Mount Hermon is on the Syrian-Lebanese border and is a three-peaked snow-capped mountain which supplies water to the Jordan River. It’s also said to be the northern boundary of the Promised Land. The Mount Hermon I know is also a special place and one that I call home. It’s a quiet suburb in Pittsylvania County, located outside of Danville. It’s a self-contained community of big city amenities offered with small-town warmth. Peppered along the Franklin Turnpike is everything you’ll need to live, but without the neon and congestion. You can buy groceries, seek investment advice, file your taxes, buy a car, visit the public library, see a play at the theatre, work out at the gym, hire a professional landscaper, receive medical care for yourself or your pet, wash your car, take out insurance, have your hair and nails done, go to the bank or out to eat, attend church, play golf, go to school, take a family portrait, order carpeting, get your driveway paved and even buy vineripened tomatoes from a produce stand. Homes vary from modest to mansions in the different developments that Mount Hermon has to offer, each having distinctive landscapes and personalities. Regardless of our actual addresses, though, it’s the five-lane highway that flows from the city limits to Mount Hermon Baptist Church that unifies us. With paved sidewalks running both north and south for over a mile, joggers begin their mornings here and families enjoy long strolls after dinner. Some folks ride bikes and others take their dogs for a walk. People here wave when you pass. Children play outdoors. Friends shake hands when they meet at a gas

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pump. Cashiers thank you by name and waitresses already know what you’re going to order without asking. My Mount Hermon doesn’t have a mountain anywhere in sight like the one on the Syrian-Lebanese border. Even so, living here does feel like a little slice of heaven.

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A Sense of Peace

by Martha A. Walker, Ph.D. There is gold in Ringgold. It is in the hearts and hands of its residents who share the love of the land and the spirit of a caring neighbor. Just a small part of Pittsylvania County, Ringgold is located on the east side of the county just outside of Danville and is surrounded by wonderful communities like Sutherlin, Keeling, Mountain Hill, and Laurel Grove. The soil is valued in Ringgold and has tested the skills of many highly experienced farmers but has continued to call agricultural producers to its fields every year. In 1975 I was introduced to Ringgold when Carroll, my soon-to-be husband, announced that he would live nowhere else but Ringgold. It was in this community where Carroll grew up playing ball and serving in Boy Scouts with his brothers Mike and Jerry, the Bass brothers, his cousins, and church friends. It was where he went to school and graduated from Dan River High School with friends that still celebrate the memories. Ringgold responds when neighbors need help. Coach McCormick is confident that when the call goes out for help with the baseball field, people will respond. When the Dan River baseball team won the state AA championship

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in 1998, Ringgold residents lined the roads and rocked the community with a parade of fire trucks and cars announcing the arrival of state champions. My travels send me into many Virginia communities, but when I turn onto my road in Ringgold, I know that I am home and feel a sense of peace settle over me. Most of our family and my closest friends call Ringgold home. Ringgold people care about each other and buy the tickets for the fire department’s Brunswick stews and raffles, the Ruritan Club’s chicken dinner, and Cancer Association bake sales. Carroll and I have raised a family in this community and would not choose any other place to live.

Brosville The Quiet Life by Wes Proff

After a long day of telephones ringing, car horns blowing and dealing with some very rude people, I got a cold unsweetened ice tea and sat down in my favorite chair on the deck. Trying to forget my day, I suddenly realized the deafening sound of silence was all around me. A dog barked somewhere off in the distance. It was at that very moment I fully understood why I had moved to Brosville five years ago. Peace, sweet peace and quiet. It’s not that Brosville is a better place than other places in Southside; it’s just quieter. It’s a place where at night you can look up and see the stars without the glare of the city lights. I thank God for his creation. It’s a place where nearly every morning and evening you can see deer feeding in the yard. Although, my wife does get mad when they decide her garden is better place to eat than the clover growing in the yard. It’s a place where the old Brosville Elementary school still stands. The school may be small and does not have a new fancy look like some schools but the kids get a great education because they get individual attention. Oh yes, we don’t have a Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, or a Food Lion or other places where you enter at your own risk of being run over by a shopping cart. What we have is the

old Corner Market where you can buy anything from cough medicine to grass seed to milk and bread. The store even has tanning beds around back in the basement if that type of thing is for you. We do have a bank, a pizza place, a Mexican restaurant, and oh yes the Family Dollar store where you always see one of your neighbors. With a wink and a nod, you both know the best-kept secret in Pittsylvania County is our town Brosville. And for those times when you need a little more hustle and bustle, Danville is only a few minutes away; a wonderful few minutes.

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Mount Hermon A Slice of Heaven

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byKim Clifton

Caswell County North Carolina The Road Less Travelled by Ed Carter

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I… I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” These three lines of a poem by Robert Frost perfectly describe the decision I made to build a home on farmland in Caswell County. Clearly, I chose the road less traveled, and it has made all the difference in my life. I was born in Winston Salem, North Carolina. At that time, it was Carolina’s biggest city besides Charlotte. I was a “city boy.”I lived and worked in huge cities like New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and, for eight years, in London. At the age of 62, I chose to build a home on beautiful farmland off Shady Grove Road in Caswell County. It takes me five minutes to get to the center of Danville. Yet, from my house, when I look in all four directions, I can’t see another home. Fields and forests keep the peace for me! If you are contemplating a move to the Danville area, be sure you use a Danville realtor who also has a North Carolina Real Estate license so they can show you one of the best-kept secrets in the area…Caswell County, NC. Because, if they don’t have a NC license, they can’t show you properties in Caswell County, and won’t even mention

it because they will hope you don’t want to look along the border in North Carolina. But, you will definitely want to include this beautiful county in your search for a wonderful place to live in and around Danville. There are three secrets to living in Caswell. Most people live right along the state and county roads in old farmhouses and small homes. If that lifestyle suits you, you’ll have lots of homes to choose from. Secret #1: Caswell’s population has remained between 21,000 and 24,000 for 50 years. From April, 2000 to July, 2009 the population actually declined 2.1 percent from 23,501 to 23,004. During that same period Wake County’s population (the county where Raleigh, N.C. is located) skyrocketed by 48 percent. Unlike Wake County, Caswell County is not strained to manage huge population growth, which brings with it expensive infrastructure and new school building costs. And, best of all, Caswell never has traffic jams or bumper to bumper traffic patterns. Indeed over the past 50 years, the Caswell population has dramatically changed in makeup. In 1960, most people here lived on working farms as tenant laborers. As tobacco farming declined, the laborers moved away. Now, Caswell County is a peaceful bedroom community for Danville, Greensboro, Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Secret #2: Caswell has 425 square miles, but only 54 people, on average, live in a square mile! By contrast, neighboring Wake County’s density is 1078 people per square mile. The wonderful, low

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population density Caswell enjoys means we offer peace, quiet, and privacy at extremely affordable prices. There are two wonderful neighborhoods in Caswell only minutes from Danville. Caswell Pines, is a golf course community near Yanceyville, about twelve miles south of Danville. ShadySide offers waterfront home sites on up to three acres only seven minutes from Danville. It is located at the intersection of Shady Grove and Seamster Roads. ShadySide gives you the best of both worlds, a peaceful life with urban access. A good third choice is to buy land or a home with land off one of our state and county roads. A cousin of mine moved to Danville from San Francisco. She told me to find her thirty-five acres off one of our roads. She said, “I want to build a home in a field that can’t be seen from the road with trees encircling the field to give me privacy.” She wanted the experience of driving to her home through a private drive. We found exactly what she wanted in two weeks. The farmland owner was thrilled to sell those 35 acres to her right away. Now, she has her new dream home and the privacy she craved after living in a huge city with high density and bumper-to-bumper traffic. Secret #3: Caswell has not changed much over the last 50 years because the people here love the way it is.

One of the best secrets in Caswell happened in the late 1800’s in a village called Milton. A company visited the tiny village and saw that the land right by the Dan River was the perfect place to build a huge textile mill. The residents of Milton thought it over and decided they did not want to become an industrial revolution boom town so they said “No Thanks.” That company became Dan River Mills and located in Danville because the town of Milton didn’t want a change in their village of such magnitude. Today Milton is virtually the same quiet village it was in 1900…not spoiled by man. I’ve always believed that when it came to the world, God did most of the “pretty work.” It has been man who has messed it up. Caswell County is blessed with a lot of beautiful work done by God that hasn’t been messed up by man. So, if you want beauty, peace and quiet, low density, light traffic, and privacy, you can have it in Caswell County. It is all here for the taking, and when compared to city living, the lifestyle in Caswell “can make all the difference.” Caswell County is part of the Danville and Pittsylvania County community. The City of Danville shares a border with Caswell County to its south as it does with Pittsylvania County to its north, east and west.

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The Economic Environment 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. The regional economic development team works hand in hand with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to address state and federal incentives. The local team includes expertise from federal, international, private sector, construction, historical revitalization, workforce, and economic development certified professionals who represent the ultimate team for industrial development. They customize support by assigning an economic development professional to your project to link you to workforce services, training and other resource providers that help ensure your success.

GREAT LOCATION Just north of 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 international shipping destinations, yet boasts a mile for minute driving ratio without congestion or traffic delays, as well as air and rail options.

WORLD-CLASS BUSINESS INCUBATOR The region hosts a world-class business incubator that allows business a launching pad for their local operations. The Dan River Business Development Center (DRBDC), an internationally acclaimed business incubator that supports entrepreneurial startups and growth companies. Eliminating deposits for phones, utilities, and Internet, companies walk in, plug up and go to work – concentrating on the success of their business. It is the region’s premier professional location with market lease rates well below the threshold of much of the nation. The DRBDC was recognized as an international finalist and as the top US incubator by the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) in 2008. The center is certified by the NBIA as an International Soft Landings Incubator – a designation given to a select few incubators who have the in-house expertise to support international companies who desire to locate in the US. Enhanced services and benefits include coaching and advisory support directed by a NBIA Certified Incubator Manager who serves on boards of the NBIA and VBIA.

ENTERPRISE ZONES The region has a perfect complement of Enterprise Zones, Hub Zones and incentives to support incoming or entrepreneurial companies and is very progressive in providing regional industrial parks where the city and county have cooperated to provide the state’s best examples of shared industrial revenue to support companies and lower their tax burdens. With the state’s top per capita private foundation funding to a region and support in economic development initiatives from the Virginia Tobacco Revitalization and Indemnification Commission the region is rapidly transitioning from an older dust belt region, to a modern manufacturing and technology region supported by the nation’s highest speed broadband fibers from MidAtlantic Broadband and eDan. Data transmission is at speeds that rival large regions like Atlanta and Northern Virginia, but are priced as reasonably as any location in the US.

ADVANCED LEARNING 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 Engineering. The research programs further expand opportunities in partnerships with Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia.

BUSINESS FRIENDLY 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.

HOUSING OPTIONS 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

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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.

AIRPORTS 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 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.

EDUCATION 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.

QUALITY of LIFE 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. Averett University’s equestrian program joins the ranks of the top riding institutions and riding schools throughout the region offer training for polo, jumping and hunts.

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. As you evaluate your decision it will become clear why this region has been named one of the top 25 locations in the country for business. At the DRBDC, you can receive confidential assistance, without charge to clients, as you consider startup, relocation or expansion options in the region.

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HIGH SPEED ADVENTURE

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From the Desk of Danville’s Economic Developer

A Hidden Gem by Jeremy Stratton, CEcD

Danville is well positioned to be a growing and vibrant community in the future. Within the next ten years, I see Danville with a restored and full downtown and Tobacco Warehouse District. I see a city with a well-balanced and diversified economy with a good mix of industrial, back office, and research and development employers. Additionally, I see an influx of professionals and newcomers discovering Danville as a hidden gem to live and set-up roots. We will all benefit from the newcomers sense of entrepreneurialism and zest for educational attainment. I may seem naïve and a bit of a dreamer to some people, but I get the unique advantage as Economic Development Director for the City of Danville to be quietly at the forefront of recruiting efforts to shape the community’s future. Even with the continued global recession, I see increasing signs that the pendulum has swung in a positive direction for Danville and the region. We have a lot of good projects in the pipeline that could result in lots of job opportunities for the area’s residents in the future. I wish we could announce a new company coming to town tomorrow that will result in a lot of jobs for our people, but I have no control on the overall economy or the decision timeline for these companies. One thing that I can guarantee the community is that we come to work every day with a passion and tenacity to make Danville a better place. As Linwood Wright, our Economic Development Consultant has expressed many times, “economic development is one of the most difficult businesses in the world.” This is a powerful statement from a guy who spent over 50 years in the textile business. Economic development is indeed very tough in a demanding, increasingly crowded, and global environment. Today, tens of thousands of communities across the globe are competing for a finite amount of investment and jobs. Danville, like the rest of the United States, is no longer competitive for labor intensive companies, such as textiles, to operate. We have a lot of new opportunities, though, in high technology firms that require a well-educated work force and access to broadband. The workforce of the Twenty-First Century needs to be flexible, problem solvers, and able to work in a team environment. I always stress to everyone I meet that the bare minimum requirement for employment is not a high school diploma, but at least an Associate’s Degree or technical certification It takes a yeoman’s job to recruit industries in Danville. As an economic developer here, you need to have a

good mix of creativity, problem solving, deal structuring, aggressiveness, integrity, and leadership to make things happen. Gone are the days of “selling” that Danville is the best place in the world to conduct business and has an excellent quality of life. Every community in the world feels that they are a great place by default, and Danville’s message gets lost in a crowded marketing environment. To meet the needs of today’s economic development environment, I have purposely shaped our office to be more technical and problem solving in nature. Companies today want to know how you can help them mitigate risk and help them get up in operation as quickly as possible. With the current banking situation, it is extremely hard for companies to obtain capital and loans to expand their businesses. Further, state and federal regulations hamper companies’ abilities to operate efficiently and profitably. The Office of Economic Development has developed new business programs and assistance in response to these issues, such as the Technology Enhancement Grant, Revolving Loan and Downtown Enhancement Grant. To provide an example of a recruiting effort, this past February, Linwood and I drove up to Northern Virginia to meet with a high tech company about considering Danville for their manufacturing operation. We had received the lead from U.S. Senator Webb’s Office. We met with the company, and it became immediately apparent that we had the ability to help these guys put together a financial package that made sense. The meeting also produced an immediate sense of trust and respect from all sides, which is vitally important to convince a company to invest in your area. The company agreed to a reciprocal visit to Danville the next week. During this visit, the company toured Danville Community College’s RCATT Building and the Institute of Advanced Learning and Research to see the importance we are placing on education and research to redefine the area. The company also looked at existing buildings and felt the former EDS building in Airside met the size requirements for the company. After the first visit to Danville, the company felt comfortable enough to commit to the community. This is extremely rare since the typical project takes 12-24 months. With that being said, the Ecomnets deal came together quickly so that we were able to announce 160 jobs and a capital investment of $2,000,000 in April 2010 and a projected plant opening in September 2010. We expect to see more companies, like Ecomnets, that require more jobs skills and training locate in the Danville area in the future as we retool the economy. Long gone are the days of working on an assembly line and putting the same part in a product. As a community, we need to brace the new wave of companies in the area and prepare ourselves accordingly.

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A Community Working Together by Kenneth L. Bowman The Office of Economic Development in Pittsylvania County recognized early on the importance of collaborating with the Danville Office Economic Development to address the economic well-being of our citizens, industry needs, and the economic growth of this region. This partnership and common vision of the future is generating positive results for the Danville/Pittsylvania county region. Even though the economy is in a downturn, the interest in the area has continued to increase. Over the past 12 months, we have had a great deal of success in attracting startup businesses in addition to helping existing businesses grow and expand. This is partly due to aggressively pursuing strategic alliances with other communities in our region focused on marketing the area as a location that has abundant land, low tax rates, and a motivated labor force. The partnership between the County and City cannot be understated. Neither locality would have the resources to accomplish what has taken place on their own. They have shared the common vision of developing activities that generate revenue and create jobs for citizens of our local communities. Two examples of this partnership are the Cyber Park and Cane Creek Centre. These are collaborative development projects wherein the two communities share in the tax revenue generated by businesses located within these parks. The Cyber Park hosts the Institute for Advance Learning and Research, the Advance Vehicle Research Center, and the Regional Center for Advanced Technology & Training. Cane Creek Centre currently hosts Swedwood and Yorktowne Cabinetry. Another example of this strong partnership is the development of the 3,500 acre Mega-park located to the west of Danville in Pittsylvania County. This is a joint effort between the County and City and comes under the control of the Regional Industrial Facilities Authority and is designed to attract a major automobile manufacturer or other large industries. The master plan for the park is in its final stages of review along with the park being certified as a mega site. This is the largest industrial park in Virginia with over 1,800 developable acres. This park will have major regional impact employing between 2,0005,000 people when fully developed. It has been noted that this park will be a game changer for this part of Virginia and we are working hard to ensure this will be a success. The availability of incentive programs to support these efforts is on the rise, awarded from foundations, federal, state and or local levels. Pittsylvania County and Danville have the opportunity to offer some very attractive incentive

packages to those companies interested in locating to this area. Also, in addition to the partnerships between the County and City, we have formed strong alliances between community leaders and higher education officials to support the efforts of economic development. It’s all about working together to provide the training and education that our businesses need. We have found that one of the first things that a business asks is “do we have the workforce and is it sustainable?” Danville Community College has stepped up to the plate on numerous occasions to offer job training and satellite programs custom designed for the employees. This area has a wealth of educational opportunities that provide the basis for training the current and future workforce. We are working to foster new growth by collaborating with existing businesses to find complementary businesses. This means attracting suppliers in order to create cost efficiencies and synergies. We are currently working with

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From the Desk of Pittsylvania County’s Economic Developer

a supplier to a local furniture manufacturer that provides material that is needed in the construction of tables. Locating close to the manufacturer will eliminate approximately 5 weeks waiting for a shipment to arrive from overseas. We are designing our industrial parks to accommodate virtually any size building that is needed in manufacturing. These parks are strategically located throughout the county providing opportunities for every community. Each of these parks has, or will have in the near future, all underground utilities, roadways that will connect to major highways, broadband service, and rough graded pads ready for site development. Most of these are parks are located within a designated Enterprise Zone making them even more attractive. When it comes to infrastructure, facilities, and land inventories, Pittsylvania County is prepared to support business growth plans.

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A World Class Business Incubator The Dan River Business Development Center

The Virginia Tobacco Commission, the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region, and the Danville Regional Foundation recognized the original commitment by the region and provided additional funding to expand the programs and services in support of entrepreneurs in the region. The Community Foundation provided funding for an Office Enterprise Center to host businesses in a hoteled office that provides cubicle workspace with computers, Internet access, and telephone service in addition to the coaching and counseling support provided by the center. The Tobacco Commission extended support by providing funding over three years to expand the size of the training facilities and to enable the expansion of services to virtual or affiliate tenants. Their funding enabled extending the broadband telecommunications and Internet capacity at the center and enabled the use of social media and Web 2.0 infrastructure that benefits from the original investments of fiber across the region by the Tobacco Commission. Internal tenants benefit from the Gigabit speeds in the facility; external tenants benefit from the additional capacity of web tools developed and supported by the funding. The Danville Regional Foundation leveraged the funding further, supporting the development to expand DRBDC’s virtual operational capacity to aid entrepreneurs in Danville, Pittsylvania and Caswell counties. The center will expand incubation services in the region by building on the broadband infrastructure to better serve affiliates – virtual tenants who benefit from the services and occasional use of facilities, but are not in-house tenants. The funding will enable expansion of entrepreneurial development programs for coaching and counseling inclusive of peer-to-peer training, business plan competitions and executive roundtables.

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In April of 2001, the Dan River Business Development Center (DRBDC) opened as a business incubator with support from the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County, and funding from the United States Economic Development Administration and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Businesses in the region validated the original hypothesis – nurturing entrepreneurship in a region will create positive economic impacts. From 2004 to 2010, the small business incubator tenants created more than 452 jobs and more than $251 million in revenues. DRBDC was recognized in 2008 as the top US mixed use incubator by the National Business Incubation Association as the only US finalist for the NBIA Incubator of the Year Awards. Recognized as the United States’ sixth International Soft Landings Incubator by NBIA, DRBDC joined five other US incubators and six international ones that attained this certification from among more than 5,000 incubators worldwide. The DRBDC is the only east coast incubator south of Maryland, to attain this designation, signifying the DRBDC as the best location for an international business to incubate their US operations. More 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.

NON-PROFIT ECONOMIC SUPPORT

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The initiative will target startup and small businesses in the process of implementing growth plans – targeting technology based or professional services that have high growth potential in our region.

SUCCESS With an eighty-two percent success rate of companies surviving after they “graduate” from center services and support, the DRBDC is poised to continue to work with local economic 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 commitment and support from the region.

STARTUP SUPPORT

A few of these partners and assets are highlighted below. ■ The Riverview Rotary Resource Library housed at the DRBDC, provides Internet access, books, manuals and periodicals for aspiring entrepreneurs and tenants – it is open to the public from 8-5 Monday through Friday. ■ The Kauffman Foundation NewVenture, TechVenture, and GrowthVenture peer-to-peer programs are delivered in conjunction with mentors, coaches and advisors from across the region. 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 non-profit business consulting firms in the state (internal tenant). ■ SBA Financing assistance and small business assistance from the Longwood Small Business Development Center (internal tenant). ■ 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. It is clear that the region has embraced the importance of successful entrepreneurs as a key to the economic transformation and revitalization of the local economy. It is equally transparent that the local entrepreneurs will reward the region with increased jobs, revenues that result in capital investments and innovation that creates new opportunities and growth across the region.

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Business

Doing Business Here The Dan River Region is a Great Place to do Business! by Mark David

I feel blessed to be part of Danville. Our community is so special. The people living here become family. I am the coowner of Ben David Jewelers, a second generation business that has been privileged to be a part of the Danville and Pittsylvania County business community for fifty years. Many of our current customers have been shopping with us their whole lives. We are fortunate to be part of so many family events like engagements, anniversaries, birthdays, and “I love you moments.” Over the last fifty years, we’ve seen many changes in our town. We’ve seen the decline of textile and tobacco manufacturing and watched the surprising growth of others such as technology. What was once unfathomable has now become expected. Danville’s political, business, education, and community leaders have been proactive in developing and attracting new industries to grow and position our resources for the future. These leaders have gathered the needed support of the local government, the Tobacco Commission, The Governors’ Office, The Economic Development Office,

the regional Chambers’ of Commerce, and a multitude of educational institutions. As a result of these efforts, everyone is working together to grow the Dan River Region. We are a community working together to improve our economy. The Economic Development Office’s cheerleading and networking strategies are attracting companies to our area, developing new “homegrown” business by encouraging local entrepreneurs, and supporting the efforts and growth of our existing businesses. Our company has been the beneficiary of the efforts of this wonderful collective. When Ben David Jewelers built our free standing store and shopping center on Mount Cross Road, the process was seamless. Local business leaders went the extra mile to ensure our investment was successful. Many attended our re-opening ribbon cutting ceremony and regularly attend our charity auctions, which support the local United Way. Opportunities abound for new and old businesses alike. One of my favorite networking opportunities is the “After Hours” events put on by the Chamber of Commerce. These events give us the chance to meet and socialize with many other businesspeople in the area. The Chamber also offers great leadership training courses where they teach and encourage future leaders to become involved in our community. I may be too old now, but The Chamber’s Young Professional Organization is a fun place to socialize and network with other professionals. It’s a great place to make life-long friends.

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Patrick Jinks Jinks photo by Patrick

Danville is is centrally centrally located located and and isis about aboutan anhour’s hour’s Danville drive from many other major shopping areas such as drive from many other major shopping areas such as The Triad and Triangle of North Carolina and Lynchburg The Triad and Triangle of North Carolina and Lynchburg and Roanoke Roanoke in in Virginia. Virginia. But, But, as as aa businessman, businessman,I Ican can and appreciate that most Dan River Region shoppers are very appreciate that most Dan River Region shoppers are very loyal and and prefer prefer to to support support locally-owned locally-owned business businessthat thatare are loyal located within our town. located within our town. Danville offers offers aa comfortable comfortable small smalltown townatmosphere, atmosphere,and and Danville itit may may seem seem like like aa rural rural area, area, but, but, we we have haveaapopulation populationofof 350,000 people people within within aa 30 30 mile mile radius. radius.We Weare areclose closetoto 350,000 other large populated areas like the Research Triangle Parkofof other large populated areas like the Research Triangle Park North Carolina and the new Federal Express shipping hub North Carolina and the new Federal Express shipping hub atat the Piedmont Piedmont Triad Triad Airport. Airport. Many Many people peoplecome comeour ourway waytoto the watch the car races at Virginia International Speedway and watch the car races at Virginia International Speedway and Martinsville Speedway and enjoy the quaint charm of our city. Martinsville Speedway and enjoy the quaint charm of our city. Oh, and of course, shop with our local businesses. Oh, and of course, shop with our local businesses. Danville and Pittsylvania Pittsylvania County, County, and andthe theentire entireDan Dan River Region, is a great great place place to to do do business. business.Due Duetotothe the efforts of our community, community, Ben Ben David David Jewelers Jewelerscontinues continuestoto grow each year. With With the the building building of of our ournewest neweststore storeover over five years ago, we we continue continue to to feature feature the thelatest latestjewelry jewelry fashions, including including prestigious prestigious brands brands such suchas asRolex Rolexwatches watches Jewelry. & John Hardy Jewelry. the co-owner co-owner of of Ben Ben David DavidJewelers Jewelersinin Mark David is the David Jewelers Jewelers isis an an independently independentlyowned owned Danville. Ben David The store store has has served served the the Dan DanRiver RiverRegion Region jewelry store. The years. for over 50 years.

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A Community Doing Business Together by Charles Haynsworth, III

My experience doing business in Danville started over forty years ago as the third generation family member at Haynsworth’s Inc., now Office Plus Business Centre. As a young man, maybe only eight or nine years of age and free for the summer, my father Charles Haynsworth Jr. took me to work at the Downtown Danville retail store in the Arcade Building, which is now a parking lot. I guess he wanted to keep my mother from going crazy at home. I was the “trash man” and I likely created more problems than I helped! After trash detail, part of my day included making the rounds with my father at the Downtowner Hotel for coffee, and visiting some of the businesses downtown. The Downtowner was where many local business owners met over a friendly cup of coffee. Waitresses knew everyone and each person’s likings for their cup of coffee. My father often took supply orders over these cups of coffee and would return to the office handling each order personally. The importance of how my father conducted his business never escaped me. During the early years of my life, my father instilled the importance of supporting local businesses. He introduced me to businesses owners at Abe Koplen, J. Berman’s Men’s Store, Lockerman Optical Company, Booth White Sporting Goods, Link Watson, Browns Jewelers, and Hodnett and Spear Jewelers;

all of which, except Abe Koplen’s, are now closed, including the Downtowner Hotel where so much business was conducted. These companies have been replaced by a new generation of entrepreneurs. My father helped me set up my first savings account at the original American National Bank, the building that now houses Virginia Bank and Trust. I bought my first sport coat at Abe’s, my Mickey Mantle baseball glove at Booth White, and my first pair of cool Ray Ban sunglasses at Lockerman Optical Company. All that shopping right there in Downtown Danville. I focus on my youthful experiences because the sense of a community of friends doing business with friends, or local business doing business with local business is important. Studies from The National Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Businesses have shown that a locallyowned business’s profits turn around a minimum of seven times, as these dollars stay in the community and are reused with other local business such as banks, CPAs, attorneys, and contractors. When starting a business in, or relocating a business to, our town, you should consider using our local service providers to help you with your business. Whereas many national chain stores pull their profits out of our community by paying out-oftown banks, out-of-town CPA’s, out-of-town attorneys, and out-of -town contractors, you can become a member of our community by bucking that trend. Just because a business operates locally doesn’t make it a local business. But, at the same time, just because your main office may be out of town, it doesn’t mean you can’t operates like a local business by buying locally and using our local professionals.

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National Bank handled our account just as it was handled thirty years ago, with personal concern like it was her own account. When I wanted something special for my wife for Christmas, Mark at Ben David Jewelers suggested something much better than the carpet shampoo machine I was considering. He helped keep me from getting a lump of coal the next year! When I needed a special tool or part for a home or business project, Lacey, Mike, or David at Riverside Hardware always suggested exactly what I needed to complete the job even better than I imagined. Even when I forget to get the new inspection sticker the day after it runs out, Gatewood Auto or Crane Tire always works me in for the last minute service request. And I must pat my own staff on the back. I see everyone at Office Plus Business Centre make excellent customer service decisions daily, offering a level of service that saves our customers money and time, and makes me look good. Each of you likely has a similar story of doing business with a favorite locally-owned business. Locally-owned businesses are what make up our community, and it is especially rewarding when large corporations like Life Point, JTI Tobacco, CIT, and Swedwood see the benefits of keeping their dollars in our community by shopping locally. I hope that each of you reading this begin to think about what it means to our community to keep OUR DOLLARS right here in Danville. Can you make a difference? Absolutely! Look for ways to keep your dollars working for you in our community. At least give your local businesses a FIRST chance before shopping at the BIG-BOX store. You may be surprised to see how each of us making the same decision can positively impact our community for the future. Charles R. Haynsworth, III is the President of Office Plus Business Centre and a member of the board of directors of the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce.

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What would happen if locally-owned business shopped with other locally-owned business whenever possible? Millions of dollars stay in our town. These companies could expand and many new jobs would be created. Our community and our local economy would grow. Now, what if we all tried to shop with locally-owned businesses first, before we default to the bigbox stores. The impact we could have as a community is unlimited. We can spend our money with locally-owned business and grow our community, or we can spend our money with corporations that deposit their money out of town and watch Danville evolve into a community of consumers without entrepreneurs. This vision can help you as a new business here by giving you resources that you can’t find or buy. The good news is that most of our local businesses still offer the personal service with a focus on community. I can tell you stories of locally-owned businesses with which I have a relationship. When we had checks stolen, Beverly at American

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Don’t miss the following spectacular exhibits at the Virginia Museum of Natural History October 2, 2010 – January 8, 2011 Eyes on Earth is a highly interactive science exhibition produced and developed by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) that focuses on NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS). The exhibit examines how satellite observations are made and what we can learn about the Earth using space technology. Visitors learn what a satellite is, discover the different types of orbits, and explore cutting-edge technology similar to that used by EOS scientists. Presented by

January 22 – May 7, 2011 What do raccoons eat? How does an eagle care for its young? Where does a chipmunk sleep? In Animal Secrets, children and parents will find the answers to questions like these as they explore the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. Through imaginative role-play and multi-sensory, hands-on activities, families will discover nature from an animal’s point of view as they explore immersive, naturalistic environments, including a stream, a woodland, a meadow, a cave, and a naturalists’ tent. Presented by

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Doing Business in Gretna by Arlene S. Creasy After working for the Social Security Administration for 41 years as District Manager, I was looking forward to a retirement full of travel, Bridge, and family. It didn’t take long before I started to have the desire to return to public service but, this time, I decided to turn a hobby into a business. If you know me, you know I love clothes. I love to shop and I love to buy clothes. At the encouragement of family and friends, I decided to open Arlene’s Closet, a ladies’ clothing store, on Main Street in Gretna. Carrying a wide assortment of ladies’ clothing and accessories, I have the flexibility to open my store on a schedule that still gives me time for my active volunteer life and for travel. I open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. On Saturdays I open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. You might wonder why I chose to open my shop in the small town of Gretna, but the answer is easy if you’ve ever visited our town. Gretna is a hub of activity and is conveniently located between Danville, Lynchburg, South Boston, and Smith Mountain Lake. For the many friends and acquaintances I’ve made over the years, I couldn’t find a more central location for them to visit my shop – and they have! I’ve been amazed at the regular customers I’ve acquired in the few short months I’ve been opened. I have friends coming from an hour away to visit our town and to buy at my shop. For other businesses in our town, hopefully my business has helped to benefit their businesses. When more people who come to Gretna, the more all of the businesses in our town benefit. Likewise, I’ve benefited from customers who are visiting other stores or restaurants in our town and who stop by to see what I have to offer. The private sector is a relatively new adventure for me, I can share some tips that I think can help any business to succeed. I also hope this will encourage others to follow their photo by Michelle Dalton dreams and not be afraid of starting a new business. Find a business that you love. It’s important for you to be passionate about you do. While the paycheck is nice, your customers can easily tell if you’re enjoy what you’re doing. It’s difficult – if not impossible – to get your customers

excited if you’re not excited. Find a location that has good traffic flow and is easy for your customers to find. Some experts will tell you location is everything and it’s certainly important. If you want customers to visit you, they have to be able to find you. Be creative in how you market. Letting people know you’re in business is the only way you ever gain customers. While different businesses will use different ways to market, it’s important to remember that ‘word of mouth’ is one of the most powerful and inexpensive advertising methods. Make sure you give your customers a great experience and they’ll share it with their family and friends. Also look at the marketing possibilities through social media. I use Facebook to let my friends know to visit me at the shop. Use the resources that are available to help you. We have lots of great resources in this community to help you start your business and to help your business grow. The Dan River Business Development Center is a tremendous resource in helping new businesses start up or existing businesses to grow. The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce offers phenomenal networking and marketing opportunities for businesses. Use these resources to make your business more profitable! Don’t be afraid. Starting a new business – or growing an existing business – can be frightening. Don’t allow your fear to cripple you and to stop you from following your dream. Be a risk-taker. It’s the only way anyone has ever done anything great. Opening Arlene’s Closet has been a truly rewarding experience for me since my retirement from Social Security Administration. I consider myself extremely blessed to have now had a career in public service and one in private sector that I love. My wish is that others who are thinking about starting their own business will take that gamble. Our community needs people like you! Arlene’s Closet 114 South Main Street, Gretna

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I’m an Educator and Chatham was my Launching Pad by Christal Presley, Ph.D

social constraints like Christopher McCandless in Into the Wild, and what would become of us if we did. Although youth and naivety did not enable me to recognize it at the time, that community of students, along with my community of local friends, lifted me and empowered me to become my best self. For the eight years that I lived in Chatham, I was slowly learning who I was in the world, and especially who I was within. I made plenty of mistakes, but none that I regret, because I understand now that all were part of my individual growth process. That first year of teaching was one of the best of my life because of my students, many with whom I still keep in contact. My eight years of teaching in Chatham and Danville also set the precedence for my desire to obtain a Ph.D in Education, and to empower and support new teachers to the profession. When I left the area in late 2007 to move to Atlanta, Georgia, it was bittersweet. I was leaving my students and my community, but because of the experiences I had there, and the people I had been lucky enough to meet, my heart and my mind were open. I had become an adult, so to speak, during my years of living in Chatham, and realized then that although I would move away, I would always carry those experiences inside me. And so, in a way, I would never truly leave, and a part of me would always remain in that place. I consider my time living and teaching in Southside Virginia, as instrumental to becoming who I am today. I am happy, I am grounded, I am still involved in education, and most importantly, I know who I am. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Chatham and Danville, and especially for all the amazing people who empowered me along the way, and who taught me to empower myself. I am especially grateful for my former students, who still make me smile when I think of our time together, and who have always taught me far more than they will ever know.

I’m New Here

I never planned to move to a small town after college. I never planned to be 21-years-old and teaching high school seniors. I wasn’t even sure I’d be good at teaching--but what else would I do with a degree in English? Suddenly, I was in Chatham, where I didn’t know a soul, and where I would begin my teaching career at Chatham High School. My students were only a few years younger than me, and I was scared to death of them. They wanted to know about life and about the world, and they looked to me for answers. I wasn’t sure what I had to give was good enough, or that I possessed the experiences that would be necessary to make a difference in their lives. But what happened that year in 2000 was magical--and laid the foundation for all that has happened since then. It was in Chatham that I first discovered how spiritually grounding teaching would be for me, and where I first realized that I did, in fact, have something to give to others. For the first time in my life, I had a community of which I felt a vital part. My students and I talked about the “monsters” that we all had in our lives as we read the epic Beowulf, and took a pilgrimage around the football field where we shared our own Canterbury tales. We paired Old English ballads with ballads composed by Bob Dylan, and created our own songs of innocence and songs of experience as tributes to William Blake. We marveled at the cadence and beauty of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and talked about love and loss in Frankenstein, and how far we would go to keep the people we cared about in our lives. We cried together as we read Tuesdays with Morrie, and pondered whether we could ever abandon all earthly possessions and

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Why Danville?

A Businessman’s Perspective by Michael J. Duncan, General Manager, EIT South I was asked this question shortly after EIT announced its expansion from Northern Virginia into the DanvillePittsylvania County region and I thought it best to boil down the complicated decision-making process to three salient points. These points are Workforce, Infrastructure, and Community Commitment. All three are important and are reflective of the underlying and significant change that has occurred in a community that just a few years ago was dependent on tobacco, furniture, and textiles. The region boasts a large and available workforce. While unemployment is high and that presents difficulties for the community; it also means that new employers can find people who are often ready, willing, and able to work on very short notice. The challenge is- are those prospective employees properly trained for the work that a new employer brings to the community? The short answer is; they can be. Our region is blessed with a variety of educational institutions that have proven that the right skills and experiences can be imparted upon potential employees. Danville Community College’s Regional Center for Advanced Technology and Training has developed certificate and degree programs to meet the needs of several new employers by providing skill sets in electronics, nanotechnology, and automated manufacturing. Averett University has developed undergraduate and graduate degree programs that fit well with the needs of the student who is also employed full-time. The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research sponsors academic and experiential programs for all ages and skill levels that further complement the learning of “new” technology for younger students and seasoned employees alike. Associates within our organization have utilized all of these programs to the benefit of the employee and the company.

The region is really well positioned, from a logistical standpoint, geographically and with infrastructure. It is an easy drive to Greensboro to the south and Lynchburg to the north along a four-lane divided highway. The eastwest route between Martinsville and South Boston reflects a correspondingly easy drive also along a four-lane divided highway that stretches all the way to Virginia Beach. The region enjoys passenger and freight rail service. I have taken the train to Washington, DC for meetings near the Capitol and come home the same evening. Granted it was long day, but an easy trip that avoided the terrible traffic that comes with the DC Beltway. The Danville Regional Airport is a jewel for those like me who utilize general aviation or commercial air-taxi services. The airport is capable of handling a Boeing 737. Imagine my surprise when I came in one day to see the Washington Wizards’ 737 sitting on the tarmac. In addition to physical transportation assets, the area has a significant information superhighway. I often refer to the “tons of fiber” that move through our community. Our plant has a T-3 line that comes right to the door. The fiber truck lines run along our major thoroughfares making it easy for new businesses to connect. There is also a great base of utilities from which to draw. The City offers a municipal utility that provides electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, and water. This group continues to upgrade and improve its service offering. Several private enterprises also provide very competent services for electricity, gas, and telecommunications. The telling trait in our decision to locate in the region is what I call community commitment. In my thirty years of business all over Virginia and in several other countries, I have never experienced the kind of mutually supportive working relationships between local municipalities as I have found with the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County. The political leadership of both the City and the County came together in a working relationship around the theme of what is good for the region is good for each entity. They have developed joint business parks and work really well together. This culture has filtered down to the local inspectors, agencies, and into the business community. We (because I am now in it) are one community. We are here to create jobs and opportunities for individuals – employees and entrepreneurs – and conditions for success for businesses – large and small. The community has developed a vision of a technology-oriented economy. The leadership, local and state, put the funds and programs in place to make the vision real. The revitalization efforts throughout the region are visual reminders of a move toward the future with an eye on remembering the better parts of the past. Danville-Pittsylvania County is a place for business to locate and that makes it place where people will want to live – because the future is here and that is “Why Danville.” My thanks to Amanda Hylton for her help in crafting this article. - MJD

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I’m I’m a Young New Professional and Here Danville is My Oyster by Kathryn St. Peter

photo by Patrick Jinks

After many moves, mostly urban, my husband and I “landed” in Danville. Upon first glance we were skeptical. We missed the many amenities larger cities offered. While we may have been apprehensive, the community embraced us immediately with delicious delicacies, warm greetings, and numerous friendly invitations booking our calendars extensively. Our new life required patience and understanding to truly appreciate the journey. After many sweet teas, great conversations, and leisurely evenings, Danville introduced itself over the course of a few months, we learned the strong history and legacy of the area; the

more we learned, the more grateful and proud we’ve become. We understand the businesses, land, and citizens. We are conscientious patrons now. We seek ways to impact positive change and inspire others to do so. We shop locally, supporting our friends, joined various organizations, participate in local events and embrace the many abundant natural resources this area encompasses. We have immersed ourselves into a town that rejuvenated our patriotic spirit. Danville is our “oyster”, open to any and all possibilities. As a citizen of Danville, you can be involved in the Arts, Politics, Education, Community, Outdoor Recreation and your families, friends and neighbors. Danville is a caring, loving, complex community; comparable to a family. We found a home in Danville, one we cherish and celebrate; an extension of our family. Welcome to Danville, welcome Home.

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Chris Wilson and Divine Movers Taking the Soreness Out of Moving by Scott Brooks

Chris Wilson is a twenty-first century entrepreneur and Divine Movers is an extension of the man. Wilson, a self-starter who has worked hard to create a better life for his wife and six children is also a man for whom community trumps profits. Born and raised in Danville, Chris was a standout football player at Dan River High School who went on to play post-grad football at Hargrave Military Academy eventually earning a scholarship to Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware. Hargrave is one of our area’s greatest assets and is the premier military boarding school in the world. The year he spent there helped shape and define his life. In college, an unfortunate injury ended his football career before it really got going but helped him become the mentor and entrepreneur he has become. After a stint in the military as a member of the

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The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) conducts memorial affairs to honor our fallen comrades and ceremonies and special events to represent the Army, communicating its story to our Nation’s citizens and the world. A member of The Old Guard stands sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The Old Guard, “the guys in dress blues, the most prestigious unit in all of the armed forces,” Chris realized that he was an entrepreneur at heart. His business started in Northern Virginia and Tidewater but he came to miss the community he grew up in and relocated back to Danville in 2008. “I believe this city has a lot of potential,” Chris says with a sense of pride. Flash forward to present day. In our town, Chris has found his niche. He owns and operates a very professional and successful moving company called Divine Movers that he has modeled after the lessons he has learned through life. If you take care of yourself and show others the respect they deserve, then life with take care of you and you’ll earn the respect you deserve. Divine Movers is the premier moving company in the Danville and Pittsylvania County area. They move nationally and when you, as a client, deal with them, you deal with the owner directly. You’ll find that the company is only an extensionof the man—a well-rounded man at that. When Chris isn’t taking care of your personal belongings as though they were his own, he can be found as an assistant football and basketball coach at Hargrave

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Military Academy where he helps mold young men into future leaders. Just like on a football team, you’re only as strong as your weakest link and Chris surrounds himself at Divine Movers with professional, clean-cut men. Whether they are guys who have been with him for years or high school and college athletes he’s mentored, his staff is fully trained to ensure the highest quality service. “With these younger guys, it’s a great opportunity. It gives them something productive to do to earn money and keeps them off the streets and out of trouble,” Chris said. His commitment to health and fitness has led to a successful career as a personal trainer. Chris operates Divine Fitness where he focuses on core training. Chris is one of the most respected and sought after personal trainers in Danville. The passion for fitness and showing respect for your body has given Chris the foundation for running a successful business. It takes focus and commitment to get yourself into shape. It’s that same focus and commitment that Chris shows to Divine Movers. They handle jobs as small as moving one item of furniture for you to jobs as large as moving your entire household from one coast to the other. Consider this. When a large national company moves you, they give you a range of days when they will pack and load up your belongings. In a long distance move, these items are often combined with belongings from other households and shipped in railway cars or in large tractor trailers. Your things could be loaded and unloaded several times before they eventually get to your new house, sometimes even weeks later, with each loading increasing the odds of there being damage. No so with Divine Movers. Divine Movers will come to your house, pack your belongings safely and securely, load their trucks, and drive them directly to your new home and unload your things. Their commitment to doing things right limits the possibility that your stuff will get broken. But, if something were to be damaged, you are dealing directly with the person responsible for making things right, not with some toll-free number that rings who knows where. Unlike most movers, you have the option of getting an ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICE from Chris, which is a flat rate to do everything, regardless of how much packing materials or time that it takes. National companies rarely offer this option, if ever, and if you were to find one that would, the price would be astronomical. But, not Divine Movers.

Divine Movers provides Point A to Point B service that should be more expensive but in reality is much less expensive. If you were moving from Miami to Danville or from Danville to Seattle and hired Chris and Divine Movers to move you, your total cost would likely be half of what a national company would charge, especially after all the added fees they charge when the bill is finally totaled up. Chris believes in this community and is involved in this community. Whether you’re moving into the community, leaving family behind in this community as you explore a life elsewhere, or are just moving within the area, Chris stakes his reputation as an entrepreneur and as a man, on treating you professionally and fairly every step of the way. And his reputation has been earned with the sweat he has contributed to the children of our community. One of Chris’s passions is helping children and he is very active with the Cherrystone Community Center. “Cherrystone is a huge facility that services the community and is made possible by an association of forty different churches working together,” Chris said. And the work it does is tremendous. Whether it’s offering the only senior fitness class in the area, conducted by Chris, or a childhood obesity program that Chris developed and implements, Cherrystone Community Center is a vital part of our community working together. The work that Chris does with the children in addressing the out of control obesity problem in our country, one child at a time, has been hailed as cutting edge. Making a difference in people’s lives has become the standard by which Chris lives and runs Divine Movers. Helping get kids fit, mentoring high school kids in athletics, doing personal training with people who desire to be healthy, and helping seniors improve their quality of life are passions that compliment his work with Divine Movers perfectly. Moving day is one of the most stress-filled days of your life. But, working with Chris takes that stress completely out of your life. Imagine the expensive antique curio cabinet getting broken because you asked your brother-in-law to move your things. The cost of that one item would have paid to have all of your stuff moved, and you’d still have your grandmother’s tea pitcher in one piece. Chris and Divine Movers treat your things with the same care and consideration he puts into helping a child become fit. One step at a time.

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Moving Day Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful by Chris Wilson, Divine Movers, Inc. 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. Make sure you really want to move. This really could go without saying but often times it’s important to make sure that the reasons driving the decision to move, are actually good reasons.

Four to Six Weeks Before You 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. • Prepare a list of friends, relatives, and businesses that should be notified of your move. Here’s a simple checklist:

Two or Three Weeks Before the Move

Government ❏ Department of Motor Vehicles ❏ Social Security Administration ❏ City/County Tax Office ❏ Veterans Administration ❏ Any all benefit programs Professional Services ❏ Doctors ❏ Dentist ❏ Lawyer ❏ Broker

List to Notify ❏ Accountant ❏ Insurance Agent

Publications and Subscriptions ❏ Newspapers ❏ Magazines ❏ Newsletters ❏ Professional Journals Personal Accounts ❏ Pharmacy ❏ Dry Cleaner ❏ Lawn Service ❏ Banks and Finance Companies ❏ Laundry Service ❏ Credit Card Companies ❏ Health Clubs

If you are working with a mover, let the moving company know if you 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 move, make sure all the arrangements are in place.

Utilities ❏ Electric ❏ Gas ❏ Telephone ❏ Sewer ❏ Cable/Satellie ❏ Internet

Prepare Your Family for the Move.

On Page __you will find a directory for many of these services available locally in Danville and Pittsylvania

• Take the family for a farewell visit to places that hold happy memories.

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❏ Water ❏ Trash ❏ Fuel (Propane, Oil)


• Have a going away party for your kids and their friends. • Have an informal barbeque or get together with your friends. • Make sure all travel plans are reserved and confirmed. If you are driving, have your car serviced for the trip (oil change, check tires, braks, fluids, etc.)

After the Move

Prepare your household items.

Vital Tips

• 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 can’s of paint, oil, thinner, bleach, etc. • 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. • Set up a date to have utilities turned off AFTER the move. • Have rugs and drapes cleaned and then leave them in the wrapping. • Get your expensive items such as antiques appraised so that you know the value before the move.

One to Two Weeks Before the Move

• 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. • 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. • 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. • Collect all the items you’re having cleaned, stored, or repaired (clothes, furs, shoes, watches, etc.) • Empty your locer at work, club, bowling alley, or gym. • Return library books and video rentals. • Return things you’ve borrowed from people and get your own stuff back that you’ve loaned out.

Day Before Moving

• 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. • Identify the items you’ll need first at the new home so they can be loaded onto the truck last. • Unplug electronic appliances so that they will be room temperature the day of the move. • Check closets, cabinets, and storage lockers for overlooked items. • Get plenty of rest the night before. Moving day is stressful.

Moving Day

• Stay at your home all day and oversee the move. • Make sure you have phone service on the day of the move. • 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.

• You must either clean the old home or have arranged for it to 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. • 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 til 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. I started Divine Movers, Inc so that I could take that burden off of people during this very stressful process. With so many details to follow-through on, we can remove all of the hard work and we price our services very reasonable, often times as much as half of what a large company in a large city would charge. But, even more so, anyone who has moved knows that moving causes a special kind of soreness. Your muscles ache and it cuts into the enjoyment of your new home. We can take the soreness out of your move. We can cut down on your stress and we can make that important day all that much more organized. Please consider including Divine Movers, Inc in your moving plans. We are a locally owned, community involved small business, where you deal directly with the owner. I personally guarantee the moving of your personal belongings will be the least stressful part of your moving process. GET A FREE ESTIMATE from Divine Movers, Inc. for your next move anywhere in the United States! Call Chris at At 434.791.MOVE or 1.888.MOVE.630

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Real Estate

Living Easy in the Dan River Region by Hampton Wilkins

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elcome 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 The Places Rated Almanac. The median price of housing in Danville is $90,000, far below the national average for comparable housing. ■ Variety. The Dan River Region provides a tremendous variety of housing from historic homes along Main Street’s Millionaires’ Row to a quaint cottage in a country setting. Whether your dream home is a sprawling ranch in one of our many established subdivisions, a renovated loft in the Tobacco Warehouse district, or a home overlooking a beautiful lake shore, you can find it here.

Combine a downtown looking to revitalize itself with empty spacious warehouses, vision, and good taste and downtown living is the result. The Crossing at the Dan, located on Craghead Street, spearheaded the rejuvenation of Downtown Danville. Shopping, 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 of the charm of the downtown living experience. Burton Condominiums located on restored cobblestone streets in Danville’s historic warehouse district was formerly the F. X. Burton Tobacco Factory. These two and three bedroom luxury condominiums beautifully incorporate the original brick walls and refinished wood floors with updated amenities for modern living. Dan River Crossing located on the Riverfront behind the Community Market is a unique apartment community for seniors. There is a clubhouse for planned activities; all apartments are fully furnished with appliances; and there is secured entry into the building. Many other downtown living options are available and more are in the planning stages. Seeing is believing.

Great Neighborhoods Do you want to live where you can borrow a cup of sugar from your neighbor, walk your dog, a place where kids play in the sprinkler in the summer and catch fireflies in the back yard? There are a great number of subdivisions throughout the city and county to choose from and one just

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■ Convenience. In the Dan River Region you are only minutes away from everything! Whether you are headed to work, the grocery store, school, your place of worship, to a ball game, or the movies, your destination is only a “hop, skip, and jump” away. Traffic jams and long commutes are non-issues throughout the Region. Whenever you travel to or from the Dan River Region, the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and the Greensboro Regional Airport are only a short drive away.

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right for your family. They offer homes in a variety of styles and age, with prices starting well below $100,000.

A short drive through Forest Hills gives clear evidence to its name, as beautiful, aged trees and shrubberies line the hilly streets and provide the backdrop for homes in a wide array of architectural styles including Tudor, Georgian, Colonial, and Traditional. One of the City’s oldest neighborhoods, Forest Hills is located off West Main, adjacent to Ballou Park, Averett University, and a short walk to Danville Regional Medical Center. Other convenient subdivisions include Southwyck Farms, located on Danville’s south side, a short distance from the Virginia-North Carolina border. This neighborhood offers homes built in the seventies to the present. New construction opportunities are also available. Many newcomers like this subdivision because of its convenience to the Danville Expressway. Adjacent to Southwyck Farms, Grove Park offers classy and affordable housing opportunities. The View at Country Club is an exciting new community in Danville. The View will feature a private clubhouse, manicured grounds, and up to 33 private houses consisting of a pleasing mix of garden homes and individual

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residences. Some of the homes come complete with a breathtaking “view” of the Dan River. Beccan Ridge is a beautiful city subdivision with a country feel. It offers exquisite homes and large lots, some with water views. Windsor Heights is a sprawling subdivision located on Danville’s west side where you will find older homes built in the seventies and eighties, along with brand new construction located along the Dan River. Building lots are also available for sale. Birnam Woods, also located on Danville’s west side, provides country living in the city. Large wooded lots provide homeowners with privacy and seclusion. Two private lakes provide homeowners with fishing, boating, and swimming enjoyment. Shadowwood subdivision located on Danville’s north side includes homes built in the eighties and nineties and has its own neighborhood pool. Robinwood located adjacent to Shadowwood provides newer homes in a lovely setting. These neighborhoods combine a nice mix of two-story Cape Cod and Ranch-style homes.

County Subdivisions Bridgewood located across from Tuscarora Country Club in the Mt. Hermon community offers upper end priced homes only a few minutes from the City of Danville. Most of these homes are situated on large, beautiful lots at least an acre in size. There are numerous additional subdivisions in the Mt. Hermon community, as this area of the county continues to grow, including, but not limited to, Laurel Woods, Tuscarora Farms, Fairfield Park, Chandler’s Pointe, Mt. Hermon Place and Singletree. In the western part of the county you will find Westridge Farms, Sugartree Manor ,and Whispering Pines, to name a few. Just across the border in North Carolina, one and one-half miles south of Danville, beautiful and serene Shadyside awaits you. Fenced-lined roadsides, two stocked ponds, and beautiful wooded lots set the scene for this park-like subdivision. If you prefer the convenience of townhouse living, they are here too. On the north side of Danville, you will find Cabin Creek and Cabin Lake townhouses and condominiums. Sutherlin Place townhouses, off of Main

Street, are convenient to downtown, the hospital and Averett University. Charlestowne on Vandola, located between Highway 58 West and Westover Drive offers single and two-story townhouses with attached garages. Galveston Mills Commons, is a patio home community being developed in Gretna on Main Street. These two bedroom, two bath homes are Energy Star Rated for efficiency. Getting Away From It All. If you prefer your own private space without a neighbor in sight….you can find that here too. Beautiful homes with acreage, garden spots, pastures for horses, and ponds can be found throughout Pittsylvania County.

Does Lake Living Appeal to You? 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. We’ve touched on only a few of the many options for housing in the Dan River Region. Come visit the Dan River Region, where the South begins, and find your own piece of paradise.

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A. C. Furniture, Inc.

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3872 Martin Drive, PO Box 200 Axton, VA 24054 276.650.3356 • F:276.650.3747 www.acfurniture.com Kennon G. Robertson

Central and Western Virginia Chapter 308 Craghead Street, Suite 104 Danville, VA 24541 434.792.3700 • F: 434.791.3187 alzcwva@alz.org www.alz.org/cwva Brett Spitale Organizations

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13995 US Highway 29, Suite 800 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.6000 • F: 434.432.2024 ajrealty@comcast.net www.aaronjohnsonauctionrealty.com Ramsey Yeatts, Douglas W. Dalton Real Estate

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789 Piney Forest Road, Suite B Danville, VA 24540 434.799.9430 • F: 434.792.8438 mcanavan@gamewood.net Dr. Michael T. Canavan Physicians & Surgeons

Aaron’s

201 Eastwood Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.799.0884 • F: 434.797.9025 bobbie.floyd@aarons.com www.shopaarons.com B. Floyd, J. Grainger, D. Mitchell, C. Mitchell Rentals-Equipment & Furniture

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Abercrombie Oil Company, Inc.

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2165 Franklin Turnpike Danville, VA 24540 434.836.3686 • F: 434.836.5364 adaltonphoto@comcast.net www.alandaltonphotography.com Alan Dalton, Patricia Dalton Photography/Studio

Alcova Mortgage

2276 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 113 Danville, VA 24540 434.836.7777 • F: 434.836.2222 cbarnett@alcovamortgage.com www.alcovaonline.com Charles Barnett Financial & Investment Companies

815 Wilson St., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 10477, Danville, VA 24543 434.791.2046 • F: 434.791.2047 abti@gamewood.net Gary L. Clark, George Frazier Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

All Seasons Enterprises

AFLAC, Independent Agent

385 Piney Forest Rd., Danville,VA 24540 434.791.4012 allstar113@verizon.net Steve Stone Retailers

2413 Laniers Mill Road Danville, VA 24540 434.334.8755 porzioconsulting@gmail.com Kenneth Porzio Insurance

Shahnaz M. Ahmed

PO Box 4471, Danville, VA 24540 434.791.0117 www.allseasonsenterprises.biz James Huff Landscaping/Lawn Maintenance

All Star Sports Inc.

All-Virginia Title & Escrow, Inc.

61 Lake Heron Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.822.0355 • F: 434.822.0109 Individuals

530 Patton St., Danville, VA 24541 434.791.4060 • F: 434.791.2133 avt@gamewood.net Terrie W. Chaplin Services

Airside Distributing Co.

Allied Home Mortgage

742 Memorial Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.797.1450 • F: 434.797.5235 airside5@verizon.net Bill Sterner Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

661 Arnett Blvd., Suite C Danville, VA 24540 434.792.8100 • F: 434.792.4952 mgr1475@alliedhomenet.com www.alliedsouthside.com Ed Irvin, Lisa Jones Financial & Investment Companies

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3401 US Highway 29 Danville, VA 24540 434.836.5323 • F: 434.836.3532 aaftank@gamewood.net www.aaftankmuseum.com William Gasser, Karen Gasser Attractions, Museums & Recreation

American Forest Management, Inc.

612A Piney Forest Road PO Box 4253, Danville, VA 24540 434.797.5588 • F: 434.7971152 carolyn.moon@amforem.biz www.americanforestmanagement.com Carolyn Moon Business & Management Development & Consultants

American National Bank & Trust Company

628 Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.792.5111 • F: 434.773.2207 C. Majors, J. Haley, M. Dance, R. Dobbins, D. Gilliam, Jr., E. Hylton, B. Scruggs, B. Via 13880 US Highway 29 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.1345 • F: 434.432.1346 Gwen L. Smith 109 North Main St. Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.1246 • F: 434.656.2441 Kathy Shelton info@amnb.com • www.amnb.com Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

AmeriStaff Employment & Staffing Solutions

330 Old Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.792.8367 • F: 434.792.8372 tina@ameristaff.com www.ameristaff.com Tina Tatum, CTS Employment Agencies


P. L. Anderson & Son Contractors

AT&T Mobility

115 Watson St., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1402, Danville, VA 24543 434.792.6111 • F: 434.793.8850 plason@gamewood.net Thomas W. Leggett, Jr., Betty Leggett Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers

305 Mount Cross Road Danville, VA 24540 434.799.3252 • F: 434.793.3031 caleb.calvert@att.com www.att.com/wireless Caleb Calvert Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone

Angel Wings Home Care

Atkinson Truck Sales

2276 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 106 Danville, VA 24540 434.836.8711 • F: 434.836.8713 juliamckrn@yahoo.com www.angelwingshomecare.com Julia McKinnis, Taylor McKinnis Services

Appalachian Power Co.

4001 Mayflower Drive Lynchburg, VA 24501 800.956.4237 • F: 434.522.4251 www.aep.com Larry Jackson Utilities

Arlene’s Closet LLC

114 S. Main St., Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.3220 arlenecreasy@yahoo.com Arlene Creasy Women’s Clothing

Art Stanley Paving Specialist, Inc.

4001 Bridgewood Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.724.3324 • F: 434.724.2114 Emma Stanley Paving Contractors

Ashbrook Audiology & Hearing Aid Center, Inc.

4500 Riverside Drive, Suite B Danville, VA 24541 434.792.2182 • F: 434.799.0218 ashbrookaudiology@yahoo.com www.ashbrookaudiology.com Paul E. Ashbrook Audiologists/Hearing Aid Specialists

Dr. B. R. Ashby

1124 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 434.797.1101 Dr. B. R. Ashby Physicians & Surgeons

Ashley Furniture Home Store

143 Crown Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.793.2347 cgillie@afhomestore.com www.ashleyhomestores.com Chad Mitchell, Bobbie Floyd, Derek Mitchell Furniture

Associates in Mental Health Services, PC

108 Holbrook Street, Suite 203 Danville, VA 24541 434.791.2059 • F: 434.791.2835 varnn@verizon.net www.aimspc.com Vickie Arnn Health Maintenance Organizations

11541 US Highway 29 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.9770 • F: 434.432.9774 atkinson@atkinsontrucksales.com www.atkinsontrucksales.com J. R. Atkinson Automotive

Atlantic Packaging

806 North 23rd Street Wilmington, NC 27410 800.722.5841 • F: 910.763.5421 jimf@atlanticpkg.com www.atlanticpkg.com Jim Friesinger, Steve Rafferty Distribution and Warehouses

Audiology Hearing Aid Associates

743 Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.799.6288 • F: 434.797.3685 www.DigitalHearing4U.com D. Gnewikow, N. Bradsher, M. Hall, L. Stone, Au.D. Audiologists/Hearing Aid Specialists

AutoCycle LLC

1692 Halifax Road Danville, VA 24540 800.525.2898 • F: 434.791.1519 bill.weaver@autocycleparts.com www.autocycleparts.com Bill Weaver, Jay Brenner, Greg Weaver Automotive

Averett University

420 West Main Street Danville, VA 24541 434.791.5600 • F: 434.799.0658 www.averett.edu R. King, S. Ausband, K. Carter, S. Ferguson, T. Franks, K. Tune, L. Wilburn, P. Wright Schools, Colleges & Education

Avon Products

1031 Conner Evans Tr Alton, VA 24520 434.470.0765 ramona.bowen@avon.com Ramona Bowen Distributors

AVRC - Advanced Vehicle Research Center

500 Stinson Drive, PO Box 10699 Danville, VA 24540 919.602.5105 • F: 919.341.5161 rddell@avrc.com • www.avrc.com Dick Dell Automotive

Awards & Trophy Shop & Custom Framing

761 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.792.5355 • F: 434.793.8763 www.awardsandtrophyshop.com Jonathan Scollo Retailers

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B & W Floral Designs Inc.

113 Hughes St., Danville, VA 24541 434.797.1390 • F: 434.797.1965 biztplw3@verizon.net www.bandwfloraldesign.com Willie & Brenda Pounds Florists

Badcock Furniture

301 Lowes Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.792.6090 • F: 434.792.6093 charnese.bennett@badcock.com www.badcock.com Charnese Bennett Furniture

R.J. Baldwin Agency Inc.

107 Northmont Blvd. Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 11718, Danville, VA 24543 800.876.1347 • F: 434.793.2741 bob@rjbaldwinagency.com Robert W. Warren, Jeffrey Baldwin Financial & Investment Companies

Bankers Insurance, LLC

203 N. Ridge St., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3324, Danville, VA 24543 434.792.8711 • F: 434.791.4469 dbaynes@bankersinsurance.net www.bankersinsurance.net Dorothy (Dot) S. Baynes Insurance

Bankers Insurance/ Carter Bank & Trust

Bass Gems & Minerals, Ltd. 9400 Martinsville Highway Danville, VA 24541 434.685.3779 • F: 434.685.3779 Benjamin Bass Retailers

Bassett Office Supply

2266 Fairystone Park Highway Bassett, VA 24055 800.600.5341 • F:276.629.3030 manly@bassettofficesupply.com www.bassettofficesupply.com Manly Boyd Office-Supplies, Equipment, Furniture & Repair

BB&T

125 Collins Drive, Danville, VA 24540 434.792.7125 • F: 434.799.9689 J. Sherman, R.S. Harrison, J. Prinsloo, K. Smith 1410 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.836.4653 Jeff Barber 2801 Westover Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.822.2067 Kathy Soyars 1017 West Main Street Danville, VA 24541 434.792.6721 Troy Stowe 2 North Main St., Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.2281 Chris Anderson

515 Memorial Dr., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3306, Danville, VA 24543 434.793.8322 • F: 434.797.2253 ghayes@bankersinsurance.net W. Eugene Hayes, Robert Jones, C.R. Willeford, Jr. Insurance

Chatham Drive-In 148 Tightsqueeze Plaza Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.0202 Chris Anderson www.bbandt.com Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

Barbee Fabrics of Danville, Inc.

Belk

Barber Automotive & Truck Center, Inc.

Ben David Jewelers

Sherwood Shopping Center 146 Arnett Blvd., Danville, VA 24540 434.792.2547 • F: 434.792.2582 Julian Bryant Retailers

10500 Martinsville Highway Danville, VA 24541 434.685.1680 • F: 434.685.1668 Tim Barber Automotive

Barkhouser Ford Lincoln Mercury

3604 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24541 434.793.1112 www.barkhouser.com James E. Barkhouser Automotive

Barrows Business Environments

1302 Rockland Avenue, NW Roanoke, VA 24012 800.868.4189 • F: 540.362.4826 www.barrowsinc.com Michael Turner Office-Supplies, Equipment, Furniture & Repair

Piedmont Mall, 325 Piedmont Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.792.6211 • F: 434.792.6211 www.belk.com S. Markham, A. Bethel, D. Davis, R. Gatewood, T. Hill Department Stores 459 Mount Cross Road, Suite A Danville, VA 24540 434.792.6561 • F: 434.792.6444 mark@bendavidjewelers.com www.bendavidjewelers.com Carolyn Jones, Mark David Retailers

Benton-Thomas Office Products

627 Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.792.3577 • F: 434.7921577 mbenton@bentonthomas.com www.bentonthomas.com Mike Benton Office-Supplies, Equipment, Furniture & Repair

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Best Western Windsor Inn and Suites

1292 South Boston Road Danville, VA 24540 434.483.5000 • F: 434.483.4072 47122@hotel.bestwestern.com www.bestwestern.com Deborah Rosa Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

Better Business Bureau-Western VA

31 W. Campbell Avenue Roanoke, VA 24011 800.533.5501 • F: 540.345.2289 info@roanoke.bbb.org • www.bbb.org Julie Wheeler Organizations

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area, Inc.

308 Craghead Street, Suite 104 Danville, VA 24541 434.792.3700 • F: 434.791.3187 johnbbbs@dancom.com www.danvillebbbs.org John Gilstrap, Jennifer Smith Organizations

Biomat USA, Inc.

202 Boatwright Avenue Danville, VA 24541 434.791.0326 • F: 434.791.3026 danville.biomatusa@grifols.com www.biomatusa.grifols.com Billy Watlington Services

BISTRO 1888

221 Main Street South Boston, VA 24592 434.572.1888 • F: 434.572.1898 seeyou@bistro1888.com www.bistro1888.com Barbara Cage Restaurants and Caterers

Blackwell Automotive, Inc.

4874 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.792.8853 • F: 434.797.2407 torrey@blackwellautos.com www.blackwellautos.com Torrey J. Blackwell Automotive

Blair Construction, Inc.

23020 US HWY 29, Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.6243 • F: 434.656.3290 www.blairbuildsbetter.com T. Clark, K. BeCraft, F. Blair, M. Doss, B. Rhoads Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers

Terry Blakely State Farm Insurance

2944 Franklin Turnpike Danville, VA 24540 434.836.8380 • F: 434.836.1729 www.terryblakely.net Terry J. Blakely Insurance

Blankenship & Davis Opticians

625 West Main Street Danville, VA 24541 434.792.0770 • F: 434.792.0770 bdoptic@live.com Michael Cumbie Optical, Optometrists, Opticians & Optical Labs

Blue Ridge Beverage

2525 Houghton Avenue South Boston, VA 24592 434.572.1988 • F: 434.575.0572 john.alvarez@embarqmail.com John Alvarez, Evelyn Hunt Distributors

Blue Ridge Power Agency 742 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 434.799.8375 • F: 434.797.2852 www.brpa.org Duane S. Dahlquist, Dawn Ardery Wholesalers

Bojangles - Mountain Food Services

9265 US Highway 29 Blairs, VA 24527 434.836.3500 • F: 434.836.4669 mtfood@comcast.net Tommy Rogers Restaurants and Caterers

Bojangles - Tri-Arc Foods, Inc.

106 Sandy Court Danville, VA 24540 800.313.5738 www.bojanglesrdu.com Tommy Haddock Restaurants and Caterers

Howard W. Bolton III, CPA, PC

601 Loyal Street, Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 579, Danville, VA 24543 434.792.2222 • F: 434.799.1450 hwb@howardbolton.com www.howardbolton.com Howard W. Bolton, III Accountants and Tax Services

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area

123 Foster St., Danville, VA 24541 434.792.6617 • F: 434.792.6479 nodtvedtd@bgcdanville.org www.bgcdanville.org Donald P. Nodtvedt, Debbie Sparks Organizations

The Bra Lady Boutique

1085 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.793.5239 • F: 434.793.5240 thebraladyboutique@yahoo.com www.braladyboutique.com Carolyn Lumpkin Retailers

Breezy Oaks Farm House B & B

2115 Calvary Rd., Alton, VA 24520 434.822.5841 • F: 434.822.5841 breezyoaks@gamewood.net www.innvirginia.com Linda W. Zuniga, Gray Williamson Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

Brenda Brokaw Interiors, LLC

284 West Main Street Danville, VA 24541 434.797.3780 bjbasid@aol.com www.brokawinteriors.com Brenda J. Brokaw, ASID Interior Decorators & Designers

H.W. Brown Florist

431 Chestnut St., Danville, VA 24541 434.793.9122 • F: 434.793.9133 brofloco@comcast.net www.hwbrownflorist.com Terry Shadrick Florists

Builder’s Discount Center of Danville, Inc.

1432 Goodyear Blvd. Danville, VA 24541 434.791.3393 • F: 434.791.3367 www.buildersdiscount.net JohnMercer,VincePiechota,JohnRhodes Building Materials

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Donald G. Cairns, DDS, PC 990 Main Street #303 Danville, VA 24541 434.792.9447 • F: 434.793.6836 dcairns@gamewood.net Donald G. Cairns Dentists & Orthodontists

Canteen Food and Vending Services

342 Industrial Park Road Ridgeway, VA 24148 276.638.8995 • F:276.638.2938 wayne.seagraves@compass-usa.com Wayne Seagraves Food Service/Grocery Stores/ Convenience Markets

Capital Outdoor

11410 Creekside Drive Richmond, VA 23238 804.357.2201 • F: 919.850.2516 Bill Bradshaw Signs

Captain Copy, Inc.

215 Craghead St., Danville, VA 24541 434.793.2679 • F: 434.793.3477 tim@captaincopy.net www.captaincopy.net Tim Hilliard Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery

Cardiology Consultants of Danville, Inc.

158 Executive Dr., Danville, VA 24541 434.791.1088 • F: 434.799.8525 harthrob@gamewood.net www.danvilleheart.com Rita Smith, Gary P. Miller Physicians & Surgeons

Carini’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria

3833 US Highway 29 North Danville, VA 24540 434.836.6001 • F: 434.836.6030 carinisitaliangrill@yahoo.com www.carinisitaliangrill.com Pino Buzzetta Restaurants and Caterers

Carlisle School

300 Carlisle Road, Axton, VA 24054 PO Box 5388, Martinsville, VA 24115 276.632.7288 • F:276.632.9545 www.carlisleschool.org C. Graves, L. Lyle, S. Owen-Williams, C. Pike, A. Vipperman Schools, Colleges & Education

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Carlisle SchoolWoodlawn Campus

956 Woodlawn Academy Road Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.9244 • F: 434.432.2010 www.woodlawnacademy.net Jennifer Snead, Deborah Lazaro Schools, Colleges & Education

Bobby Carlsen Photography, Inc

105 Matthew Circle Danville, VA 24540 434.836.6042 bobby@bobbycarlsen.com www.bobbycarlsen.com Bobby Carlsen Photography/Studio

Carpetland USA of Danville, Inc.

125 Sandy Court, Danville, VA 24541 434.792.1919 • F: 434.792.2113 www.carpetlandusa.com Eugene Podell, John Barabach Carpet & Rug Dealers/Cleaning

Carter Bank & Trust

141 Westover Dr., Danville, VA 24541 434.793.3321 • F: 434.799.2046 www.carterbankandtrust.com Worth Harris Carter, Jr., Wright Garrett, Brenda Kendrick Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

Carter Craig Attorneys at Law

126 S. Union St, Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 601, Danville, VA 24543 434.792.9311 • F: 434.792.4373 www.ccbbk.net D. Thomas Blair Attorneys

George E. Carter, Jr.

159 Summit Rd., Danville, VA 24540 434.791.3539 Individuals

CarVaGa Industries Inc.

901 Industrial Avenue Danville, VA 24541 434.793.6600 • F: 434.799.1402 rb.cnc@comcast.net www.carvaga.com Ralph Bryson Organizations

Dale Castiglione

201 Linden Drive, Danville, VA 24541 434.797.2477 • F: 434.797.2477 edale3@verizon.net Individuals

CED/All Phase Electric Supply Company

140 Neal Court, Danville, VA 24540 434.799.2300 • F: 434.793.2559 Mark Shambley Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

Centech Service Corp.

315 Wilson St., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 573, Danville, VA 24543 434.799.2524 • F: 434.792.1864 dwilliams@centechservicecorp.com www.centechservicecorp.com Danny Williams Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical


Centra

404 Airport Drive, Suite C Danville, VA 24540 434.841.1761 • F: 434.200.4706 www.centrahealth.com Mary Simonetta, April Campbell, Shannon Jones Physicians & Surgeons

Central Oil

413 Vaden Drive, PO Box 555 Gretna, VA 24557 877.255.9199 • F: 434.656.6775 tyeatts@centraloil-va.com www.cleanheat.com Taft Yeatts Oil & Gas Operators & Marketing

CenturyLink

417 West Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22903 434.971.1064 • F: 434.293.8438 www.centurylink.com Simone Alley, Anthony Porch, Rob Snead Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone

Chandler Concrete Co.

1088 Industrial Avenue Danville, VA 24541 434.792.1233 • F: 434.792.1145 neal.ragsdale@chandlerconcrete.com www.chandlerconcrete.com Neal Ragsdale, Richard Phelps, Brad Stowe Cement,Sand,Gravel & Stone/Concrete

Charles’ Auto Body Repair, Inc.

5501 US HWY 29, PO Box 115 Blairs, VA 24527 434.836.1543 Charles D. Clark Automotive

Chatham Animal Clinic

34 Pruden Street, PO Box 1113 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.2273 • F: 434.432.1642 cacvets@gamewood.net Paul D. Erwin, Lisa B. Shorter Veterinarians

The Community Center at Chatham Chatham Cares, Inc.

115 South Main Street, PO Box 333 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.3115 • F: 434.432.3117 www.chathamcares.org Lori Slayton Organizations

Chatham

Communications

3730 US HWY 29, Danville, VA 24540 434.792.6718 • F: 434.836.4766 melanie@chathamcommunications.com www.chathamcommunications.com Melanie T. McFalls, Hal Thornton, Andrew Wall Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone

Chatham Family Medical Center

19144 US HWY 29 North Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.0216 • F: 434.432.3425 tfmc@gamewood.net Minesh Shah, Martha Adkins Physicians & Surgeons

Chatham

Family

Pharmacy

13701 US HWY 29 South Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.0780 • F: 434.432.0785 chathamfamilypharmacy@verizon.net Cindy Motley, Tami Turner Drug Stores/Pharmacies

Chatham Hall

800 Chatham Hall Circle Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.2941 • F: 434.432.1002 rmerricks@chathamhall.org www.chathamhall.org Ronald Merricks, Robert Ankrom Schools, Colleges & Education

Chatham Health and Rehabilitation Center

100 Rorer St., Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.0471 • F: 434.432.8362 jayne.powers@saberhealth.com Jayne Powers, Ken Kalill Nursing Homes/Rehab/Skilled Nursing

Chatham Insurance Agency

13908 US Highway 29 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.2183 • F: 434.432.2186 lisa.strange2@verizon.net www.chathaminsurance.net Lisa Strange Insurance

Town of Chatham

16 Court Place, PO Drawer 370 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.8153 • F: 434.432.4817 chathamva@comcast.net www.chatham-va.gov J. David Cothran, George O. Haley Government

Chatmoss Cablevision, Inc.

PO Box 5064, Martinsville, VA 24115 434.685.1521 • F: 434.685.1803 chatmoss@chatmosscable.com www.chatmosscable.com Charles F. Lewis, Gracie Gunnell Television/Cable

Chem-Dry of Southern VA 13772 Mount Cross Road Dry Fork, VA 24549 434.724.4564 • F: 434.724.3434 Larry Coleman, Jennifer Coleman Carpet & Rug Dealers/Cleaning

ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions

661 Arnett Blvd., Suite B Danville, VA 24540 877.877.1995 • F: 434.799.3271 debbie.hundley@clearpointfs.org www.clearpointfinancialsolutions.org Debbie Hundley Services

Clement & Wheatley

549 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 8200, Danville, VA 24543 434.793.8200 • F: 434.793.8436 www.clementwheatley.com G.W. Pulley, H. Byrnes, M. Guanzon, R. Sanford Attorneys

Clerk of Circuit Court Danville, Virginia

401 Patton St., Danville, VA 24541 434.799.5168 • F: 434.799.6502 Gerald A. Gibson Government

CMA Financial Services LLC 309 South Main Street Danville, VA 24541 434.797.1222 • F: 434.797.1300 lekwuwa@comcast.net Grace Lekwuwa, Patsy Priliman Accountants and Tax Services

Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated

105 Trade Street Danville, VA 24541 434.793.1412 • F: 434.792.9020 www.coca-cola.com Jeff Moorefield, Charlie E. Bowman Distributors

Cochran Insurance Agency, Inc.

538 Piney Forest Road, PO Box 4666 Danville, VA 24540 434.793.5000 • F: 434.793.5015 cochranins@comcast.net www.cochraninsuranceinc.com Ray E. Cochran, Ray E. Cochran, Jr. Insurance

Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Inc.

Elbridge G. Coles Insurance Agency

22 South Main Street, PO Box 684 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.4216 • F: 434.432.3948 ecolesins@comcast.net Elizabeth M. Inge Insurance

Collie Equipment Co.

1101 Industrial Avenue Danville, VA 24541 434.792.4926 • F: 434.797.9072 collieequip@gamewood.net www.collieequipkubota.com James E. Shields Retailers

John W. Collins

20 Hargrave Blvd., Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.0816 johnphyl@gmail.com Individuals

Colonial Ridge Apartments 104 North Music Street #705 Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.6838 • F: 434.656.3846 selliott@partnershippm.com www.partnershippropertymanagement.com Marie Pressley, Susan S. Elliott Apartments

Columbia Forest Products

100 Paul Road SW, PO Drawer F Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.2591 • F: 434.432.1598 www.columbiaforestproducts.com Mike Lee, Tony Marsh, Donna Yeatts Manufacturers and Processors

Comcast Cable

560 Patton Street, Danville, VA 24541 434.791.5116 • F: 434.483.4105 www.comcast.net Kathy Thomas, Mike Brown Television/Cable

Comcast Spotlight

560 Patton Street, 2nd Floor Danville, VA 24541 434.792.1770 • F: 434.792.4786 www.comcastspotlight.com Heather Ferrell Services

Comfort Inn & Suites

David D. Childress, DDS

307 North Main Street, PO Box 400 Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.2211 • F: 434.656.2212 colbertmoran@yahoo.com www.colbertmoran.com/funeralhome/ Bruce Moran, Kenny Moran Funeral Homes & Memorials

CIT

Coldwell Banker Johnson Realty

Commonwealth Driver Improvement Clinic, Inc.

Coleman Lawn Care

Commonwealth Home Health Group

1108 Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.792.9036 David D. Childress, DDS Dentists & Orthodontists 134 Wooding Avenue, PO Box 617 Danville, VA 24541 434.791.6200 • F: 434.791.6573 james.east@cit.com • www.cit.com J. East, D. Byrd, P. Edmunds, R. Fletcher, S. Shively, K. Vaughan, J. Vogltanz Financial & Investment Companies

Dr. Nancy Coppic Clark

123 Deer Run Rd., Danville, VA 24540 434.793.6912 • F: 434.799.8641 dnbclark@verizon.net Nancy Coppic Clark Optical, Optometrists, Opticians & Optical Labs

2321 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.799.4141 • F: 434.799.0625 cbjr@gamewood.net www.cbjrealty.net E. Wayne Johnson Real Estate 1072 Coleman Drive Alton, VA 24520 434.753.1496 • F: 434.753.1976 stayqc@yahoo.com Stacey Coleman Landscaping/Lawn Maintenance

100 Tower Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.793.2000 • F: 434.792.4621 www.comfortinn.com/hotel/VA367 Robert Marshall, Phyllis Marshall, Vickie Wilkerson Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

1301 Deercrest Lane, PO Box 2727 Danville, VA 24541 434.685.1111 • F: 434.685.1111 vicingram@embarqmail.com Vic Ingram, Debbie Ingram Services

479 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.797.2332 • F: 434.793.3916 robertsmcfarland@netscape.net www.commonwealthcare.com R. McFarland, M. Alderson, J. Hamilton, L. Keesee, B. Wilson Health Maintenance Organizations

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Commonwealth

Pharmacy

949 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.836.7144 • F: 434.836.5415 jeffrodden@comcast.net www.commonwealthpharmacy.com Jeff Rodden Drug Stores/Pharmacies

Community Enterprises

PO Box 11000 Danville, VA 24543 434.792.5712 • F: 434.799.1828 landon_wyatt@comcast.net Landon R. Wyatt, Jr., Margaret W. Scott Real Estate

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA 24541 434.793.0884 • F: 434.793.6489 debra@cfdrr.org www.cfdrr.org Debra Dodson Organizations

Community Improvement Council, Inc. 540 Holbrook Street, Building C Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1080, Danville, VA 24543 434.793.5710 • F: 434.793.5716 cicjoan@comcast.net Joan W. Robbins Child Development & Day Care

Compton, Nichols & CN Storage

2077 W. Gretna Rd., Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.2495 • F: 434.656.1348 Lewis Compton Swimming Pool Contractors, Service, Equipment & Maintenance

Computer Bookkeeping & Tax Service Inc.

2380 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.793.8976 • F: 434.799.5702 cbtsinc@verizon.net Debra F. Dockery, Robert Brown Accountants and Tax Services

Computer Clinic Inc.

932.A Arnett Blvd. Danville, VA 24540 434.791.2111 • F:276.794.4821 computerclinic932@comcast.net James Coyle, John Harmon Computers-Computer Products

Cook Composites & Polymers

920 Tightsqueeze Industrial Road Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.8836 • F: 434.432.1366 Richard Niesen Manufacturers and Processors

Cooper’s Radio Controlled Race Center

Dameron Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

Courtyard by Marriott

Dan River Business Development Center

4000 Sago Rd. & 1020 Cooper Rd. Chatham, VA 24531 434.724.7342 • F: 434.724.7342 nleecooper@hughes.net www.coopersrc.com Patricia P. Cooper Attractions, Museums & Recreation 2136 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.791.2661 • F: 434.791.2073 adele.martin@dalyseven.com www.courtyard.com/gsodv Adele Martin Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

CRB Electric, Inc.

614 Fairview North Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.8520 • F: 434.432.4472 annablair@crbelectric.com www.crbelectric.com Anna Blair, Chris Blair Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

Crisis Line of Danville/ Pittsylvania County

PO Box 41, Danville, VA 24543 434.793.4940 • F: 434.947.5501 lorie@crisislineofcentralvirginia.org www.crisislineofcentralvirginia.org Andrea Robbins, Lorie H. Beneke Organizations

Curves of Danville

1407 S. Main St. Danville, VA 24540 434.791.4840 • F: 434.791.4841 curvessoutheast@gamewood.net Kathy Cassidy 104 Trade Street, Danville, VA 24541 434.799.7887 - Jennifer Robertson 2725 Franklin Trpk, Danville, VA 24540 434.836.1187 - Nancy Jensen curvessoutheast@gamewood.net Fitness Centers/Trainers

Custom Embroidery Inc.

Riverview Plaza, 418-H Trade St. Danville, VA 24541 434.799.3153 • F: 434.799.4336 stitches24541@gmail.com www.customembroideryinc.com Debra B. Taylor Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery

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Dale Carnegie Training

119 Dudley Street, PO Box 2386 Danville, VA 24541 434.792.0831 • F: 434.792.6860 dphi.jsw@comcast.net James S. Wood, Claude S. Wood Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

300 Ringgold Industrial Parkway Danville, VA 24540 434.793.9100 • F: 434.793.9200 lgreen@drbdc.com • www.drbdc.com Linda Hutson Green Business & Management Development & Consultants

Dan River Grand Prix

2855 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.791.3747 • F:866.239.3392 ken@danrivergp.com www.danrivergp.com Ken Grammer, Stacey Grammer Attractions, Museums & Recreation

Dan River Region Assoc. of Realtors

2321 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.792.2851 • F: 434.792.3855 abdrrar@comcast.net Nikki Harris Real Estate

DanChem Technologies, Inc. 1975 Old Richmond Road Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 400, Danville, VA 24543 434.797.8103 • F: 434.797.2814 www.danchem.com Tim Condron, Wayne Smith, Calton Weatherford Manufacturers and Processors

Daniel Builders LLC

257 Saddle Rd., Danville, VA 24541 434.685.7486 • F: 434.685.7487 jwd@chatmosscable.com John W. Daniel Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers

Daniel, Medley & Kirby, P.C.

110 N. Union St, Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 720, Danville, VA 24543 434.792.3911 • F: 434.793.5724 jdaniel@dmklawfirm.com www.dmklawfirm.com James A. L. Daniel, Martha White Medley Attorneys

Danview Restaurant, Inc.

90 Bay Breeze Lane Penhook, VA 24137 540.476.3713 • F:540.576.2008 Individuals

4101 Cox Road, Suite 305 Glen Allen, VA 23060 540.772.1723 • F:866.802.2648 JJ_White@dalecarnegie.com www.va.dalecarnegie.com JJ White Business & Management Development & Consultants

Cookie Lee

Daly Seven, Inc.

Danville Academy of Dance, Inc.

Hayako O. Cook

852 B. Jones Rd., Danville, VA 24540 434.334.6939 jewelry.lady@gamewood.net www.cookielee.biz/saragarrett Sara Garrett Distributors

4829 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.822.2161 • F: 434.822.0556 www.dalyseven.com Patrick L. Daly, Larry Bray, Niles Daly Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

116 Danview Dr., Danville, VA 24541 434.793.3552 • F: 434.822.0117 danview1@comcast.net www.danviewcomcast.net Wayne Davis Restaurants and Caterers

1064 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.792.9106 Ann Pflugshaupt, Lisa Jones Dance - Studios and Instruction

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Danville Arc, Inc.

7180 US HWY 29, Blairs, VA 24527 434.836.3272 • F: 434.836.5419 admin@danvillearc.org www.danvillearc.org J. Yoder, D. Gusler, M. Karavanic, R. Vance Organizations

Danville Area Association for Arts & Humanities

411 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3581, Danville, VA 24543 434.792.6965 • F: 434.792.1307 artsandh1@gmail.com www.danvilleartsandhumanities.org John Gilstrap Organizations

Danville Area Council of Community Services

PO Box 1235, Danville, VA 24543 Pattie Deshazor Organizations

Danville Area Humane Society, Inc.

1000 South Boston Highway Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 3352, Danville, VA 24543 434.799.0843 • F: 434.799.5306 dahsinc@yahoo.com • www.dahsinc.com Paulette Dean Organizations

Danville Braves

302 River Park Dr., Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 378, Danville, VA 24543 434.797.3792 • F: 434.797.3799 david.cross@braves.com www.dbraves.com David Cross, Bob Kitzmiller Attractions, Museums & Recreation

City of Danville

427 Patton St., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3300, Danville, VA 24543 434.799.5100 • F: 434.799.6549 cmo@ci.danville.va.us www.danville-va.gov J. King, P. Broadfoot, G. Fischer, S. Weller, R. Maxwell, D. Parrish, W. Sgrinia, J. Stratton Government

Danville Collision Center

143 Riverview Avenue Danville, VA 24541 434.799.3559 • F: 434.799.6007 danvillecollisioncenter@verizon.net Rick Gunter Automotive

Danville Community College

1008 S. Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.797.2222 • F: 434.797.8514 www.dcc.vccs.edu C. Ramsey, A. Burney, C. Ezell, S. Huffman, J. Laughlin, E. White Schools, Colleges & Education

Danville Dental Associates

770 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.799.8825 • F: 434.799.9458 info@danvilledentalassociates.com A. Payne, J. Clifton, J. Eskendri, J. Evans 5011 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24541 434.822.0500 • F: 434.822.1330 Christopher A. Payne


19144 HWY 29 N Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.8793 • F: 434.432.8404 Tamara S. Webster www.danvilledentalassociates.com Dentists & Orthodontists

Danville Pathologists, Inc.

Danville Distributing Company, Inc.

Danville Pittsylvania Community Services

West Main & Gatewood - PO Box 2010 Danville, VA 24541 434.792.9181 • F: 434.792.3526 John Hamlin, Davis Aikins, John Turner Distributors

Danville Education Association

332 Withers Circle, Danville, VA 24541 Kim Roberson, Chris Daniel Organizations

Danville Golf Club

2725 West Main Street PO Box 2066, Danville, VA 24541 434.792.7225 • F: 434.792.7229 jstenersen@danvillegolfclub.com www.danvillegolfclub.com John Stenersen, Kathy Nelson Attractions, Museums & Recreation

Danville House

600 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3703, Danville, VA 24543 434.792.0666 • F: 434.792.3816 tholland@HALLKEEN.com Tecora Holland Apartments

Danville Insulating & Window Company, Inc.

212 South Main Street, PO Box 2700 Danville, VA 24541 434.799.8398 • F: 434.799.1415 Thomas J. Hardy, Jose Estevez Physicians & Surgeons

Administrative & Outpatient Services 245 Hairston St., Danville, VA 24540 434.799.0456 • F: 434.799.4261 jbebeau@dpcs.org • www.dpcs.org James F. Bebeau Organizations

Danville/Pittsylvania County Fair Association

2400 Cavalier Road Ringgold, VA 24586 434.822.6850 • F: 434.822.5048 dpcfairgrounds@yahoo.com www.dpcfairgrounds.com Larry Burnett, Lori S. Burnett Attractions, Museums & Recreation

Danville Pittsylvania Co. Habitat for Humanity

503 Hughes St., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 718, Danville, VA 24543 434.793.3630 • F: 434.793.6461 info@danvillehabitat.org www.danvillehabitat.org Marlin Yoder, Donna Redd Organizations

Danville Pride Car Wash Centers Loftis Enterprises LLC

1922 W. Main St., Danville, VA 24541

1820 Mount Cross Road Danville, VA 24540 434.836.1044 • F: 434.792.8600 allison1601@aol.com Gary & Allison Durham Building Materials

660 Arnett Blvd., Danville, VA 24540 434.228.3076 • 434.822.8726 s.loftis@gamewood.net Scott Loftis, Angel Loftis Services

Danville

Danville Public Library

Insurance

Agency

369 Central Blvd., Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 2023, Danville, VA 24541 434.799.3000 • F: 434.793.3000 John Webster, III Insurance

Danville Life Saving Crew

511 Patton St., Danville, VA 24541 434.799.5195 • F: 434.792.5172 janossh@ci.danville.va.us www.danville-va.gov Shelly Janosko, Karen Coleman Organizations

202 Christopher Lane Danville, VA 24541 434.792.2739 • F: 434.793.3525 crew@gamewood.net www.dlsc.org Wendy Morris, David Price Organizations

Danville Public Schools

Danville Orthopedic Clinic, Inc.

Danville Ready Mix

125 Executive Drive, Suite A Danville, VA 24541 434.793.4711 • F: 434.797.5448 bonedoc@gamewood.net www.danvilleortho.com Mark C. Hermann, Joseph C. Campbell, Stuart J. Kramer Physicians & Surgeons

Danville Paint & Supply Co.

532 Monroe St., Danville, VA 24540 434.792.8521 • F: 434.799.0473 devans@danvillepaintandsupply.com www.danvillepaintandsupply.com Keith Evans, Katherine Lewis Building Materials

341 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 9600, Danville, VA 24543 434.799.6400 • F: 434.799.5008 web.dps.k12.va.us Sue B. Davis Schools, Colleges & Education 503 Wilkerson Rd., Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 10368, Danville, VA 24543 434.799.5818 • F: 434.799.5846 danvillereadymix@verizon.net Richard Pelletier, Angie Olson Cement,Sand,Gravel & Stone/Concrete

Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority

135 Jones Crossing, PO Box 2669 Danville, VA 24541 434.799.8380 • F: 434.799.8249 gwasson@drhava.com www.drhava.com Gary Wasson Organizations

Danville Regional Foundation

City of Danville-Utilities

103 S. Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.799.2176 •F: 434.799.2162 info@danvilleregionalfoundation.org www.danvilleregionalfoundation.org Karl N. Stauber, Margie Wilkinson Organizations

1040 Monument Street Danville, VA 24541 434.799.5270 • F: 434.799.6583 lewisnb@ci.danville.va.us www.danvilleutilities.com Nate Lewis, Riley B. Sloan Utilities

Danville Regional Medical Center

Danville Women’s Care, P.C.

142 S. Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.799.2100 • 434.799.3702 F: 434.799.2260 www.danvilleregional.org E. Deaton, M. Anderson, K. Clatanoff, S. Escue, S. Milas, P. Schwemer Hospitals

Danville Register & Bee

700 Monument St., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 331, Danville, VA 24543 434.793.2311 • F: 434.799.0595 skaylor@registerbee.com www.godanriver.com S. Kaylor, R. Benson, S. DuFour, T. Lea Newspapers

Danville Science Center

677 Craghead St., Danville, VA 24541 434.791.5160 • F: 434.791.5168 dscstaff@smv.org • www.dsc.smv.org Jeff Liverman, Annette Roncaglione, Sonya Wolen Attractions, Museums & Recreation

Danville Super-8

2385 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.799.5845 • F: 434.799.5945 s8gm3795@ehm-inc.com www.super8.com Donna Mellott Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

Danville Surgical Center, Inc. 201 South Main Street, Suite 3300 Danville, VA 24541 434.792.7874 • F: 434.792.3585 Kathy G. Shelton, Gary R. Lahti Physicians & Surgeons

Danville Symphony Orchestra

500 Piney Forest Road, Suite E Danville, VA 24540 434.799.0494 macnet@wildblue.net www.danvillesymphony.net Phillip McCain Attractions, Museums & Recreation

Danville Toyota, Inc.

125 Piedmont Place, Danville, VA 24541 434.822.0300 • F: 434.822.2012 www.danvilletoyota.com Sam Keeter, Darrell Wiseman Automotive

Danville Tree Care

1340 Goodyear Blvd. Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 719, Danville, VA 24543 434.793.4719 Therit Winstead, Philip Winstead Services

927 S. Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.797.4620 • F: 434.793.8992 dwcpc@gamewood.net Donna D. Pruitt Physicians & Surgeons

Davenport & Co. LLC

2725 Franklin Turnpike, PO Box 4017 Danville, VA 24540 434.836.5528 • F:866.932.6490 www.investdavenport.com Barry Riddle, Frank Wiseman Financial & Investment Companies

Davenport Energy, Inc.

108 South Main Street, PO Box 879 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.0251 • F: 434.432.2133 www.davenportenergy.com Lewis E. Wall, Jr., Ben J. Davenport, Jr., Harold Thornton, Jr. Oil & Gas Operators & Marketing

Davis & Davis Floor Covering

2085 Franklin Turnpike Danville, VA 24540 434.836.5991 Joe Davis Carpet & Rug Dealers/Cleaning

Davis Storage & Warehouse, Inc.

541 Bridge St., Danville, VA 24541 434.793.7721 • F: 434.799.5959 davisstg@gamewood.net George W. Davis, III, Betty Bruce Lind Moving & Storage

Days Inn-Yanceyville

1858 NC Highway 86 North Yanceyville, NC 27379 336.694.9494 • F: 336.694.9900 Harry Patel Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

Debbie’s Staffing

211 Nor-Dan Drive, Suite 1164 Danville, VA 24540 434.836.1333 • F: 434.836.1377 www.debbiesstaffing.com Gail Epps Employment Agencies

Dell’Anno’s Pizzeria

10378 Martinsville Highway Danville, VA 24541 434.685.2220 • F: 434.685.2221 dellannos1@yahoo.com Agostino Pugliese Restaurants and Caterers

Designed Benefits of Virginia, Inc.

2276 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 119 Danville, VA 24540 434.835.0300 • F: 434.835.0301 dyeatts@chatmosscable.com Dorinda B. Yeatts Insurance

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Dewberry

551 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 1509, Danville, VA 24543 434.797.4497 • F: 434.797.4341 www.dewberry.com D. Conner, B. Bradner, S. Ehrhardt, S. Harden, D Pleasant, E. Scarce Engineers/Architects/Surveyors

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

3325 US Highway 29, Suite A Danville, VA 24540 434.685.3446 • F: 434.685.3125 www.dickeys.com Taylor Alvis, Charle Williams Restaurants and Caterers

Dietz Nutritional Consulting , LLC

625 Piney Forest Road, Suite 306D Danville, VA 24540 434.548.0476 • F: 434.791.3330 Jennifer@dietzdiets.com www.dietzdiets.com Jennifer Dietz Health Maintenance Organizations

M. R. Dishman & Sons, Inc. 341 Main Street, Suite 201 Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 10250, Danville, VA 24543 434.791.4860 • F: 434.791.4862 mrdishman@verizon.net www.mrdishmanandsons.com Mark P. Dishman Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers

Divine Fitness

100 Vicar Place, Danville, VA 24540 434.793.2015 • F: 434.793.2016 msdivinefitness.coby@yahoo.com www.divinefitnessva.com Chris Wilson, Jennifer Wilson Fitness Centers/Trainers

Divine Movers

100 Vicar Place, Danville, VA 24540 434.791.MOVE or 888.MOVE.630 Chris Wilson Moving Companies

Dixie Bags & More Gift Shop & Gallery

136 South Ridge Street Danville, VA 24541 434.793.5842 • F: 434.793.2838 dixiebags@yahoo.com www.dixiebags.com Gary and Michelle Bender Specialty Shops

DMR Adventures

411 Main Street Danville, VA 24541 434.791.4091 • F: 434.791.3060 dmr@dmradventures.com www.dmradventures.com Melissa Charles Attractions, Museums & Recreation

DocuSystems Co., Inc.

126 Woodside Drive, Suite A Danville, VA 24540 434.836.9403 • F: 434.836.9405 sales@docusystems.biz www.docusystems.biz David Hobson Office-Supplies, Equipment, Furniture & Repair

Dominion Eye Center

800 Memorial Drive, Suite A Danville, VA 24541 434.799.3232 • F: 434.792.5125 mgammon@dominioneyecenter.com www.dominioneyecenter.com M. Gammon, O. Alvarez, J. Crews, T. Odom Optical, Optometrists, Opticians & Optical Labs

Dominion VA Power

2 Technology Dr., Staunton, VA 24401 888.667.3000 www.dom.com Emmett W. Toms, Jr., Harry Garrett Utilities

Don’s Auto Recycling

220 Beach Hollow Road Danville, VA 24541 434.799.6333 • F: 434.799.0282 Connie Warren Automotive

Dorton Insurance Agency

427 Piney Forest Road, PO Box 4187 Danville, VA 24540 434.793.1041 • F: 434.793.1041 Charles E. Dorton Insurance

Downtown Danville Association

635 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 downtowndan@gamewood.net www.downtown-danville.com Melissa Keatts Organizations

Patricia Duprey, MD

4500 Riverside Drive, Suite A Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 11477, Danville, VA 24543 434.797.3920 • F: 434.793.7529 Patricia Duprey Physicians & Surgeons

DVF Foodservice, Inc. Dan Valley Foods

615 Kentuck Rd., Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 338, Ringgold, VA 24586 434.792.4311 • F: 434.791.3067 donnie.stevens@dvffoods.com www.dvffoods.com Donnie Stevens, Jeff Belton 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 434.432.4046 • F: 434.432.3040 easleya@nationwide.com R. Allan Easley Insurance

Eastern Panel Manufacturing, Inc.

235 Woodlawn Heights, PO Box 1036 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.3055 • F: 434.432.2338 easternpanel@comcast.net Keith Van Asch Manufacturers and Processors

Ecomnets

1 Ecomnets Way, Danville, VA 24541 703.574.2768 • F: 703.995.0836 www.ecomnets.com Raj Kosuri Manufacturers and Processors

Edward Jones

2276 Franklin Turnpike Danville, VA 24540 434.836.4717 • F: 434.835.0178 hershelstone@yahoo.com www.edwardjones.com Hershel M. Stone Financial & Investment Companies

Edward Jones Investments 111D Exchange St., Danville, VA 24541 434.792.5001 • F: 887.803.7718 linda.rhue@edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com Linda P. Rhue, Janet C. Yoder Financial & Investment Companies

Edward Jones Investments 145 Holt Garrison Parkway, Suite 160 Danville, VA 24540 434.792.0129 • F:877.497.1299 gary.carroll@edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com Gary A. Carroll Financial & Investment Companies

EIT (South), LLC

650 River Park Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.793.4870 • F: 434.793.4877 www.eitsouth.com Michael Duncan Manufacturers and Processors

El Vallarta Mexican Restaurant, Inc.

418 Westover Place Danville, VA 24541 434.799.0506 • F: 434.799.3006 Pedro Llamas Restaurants and Caterers

Electronic Development Labs, Inc.

244 Oakland Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.799.0807 • F: 434.799.0847 sales@edl-inc.com www.edl-inc.com Donald Polsky, Jean Moore, Kenneth Sloneker Manufacturers and Processors

Elliott Electric Service Inc.

604 Wilson St., Danville, VA 24541 434.799.3591 • F: 434.792.5145 chris@elliottelec.com www.elliottelec.com Chris Elliott Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

Emeritus of Danville Assisted Living

432 Hermitage Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.791.3180 • F: 434.791.3378 loyaltonofdanville-bod@emeritus.com www.emeritus.com Cheryl Nicoletti, Regina Fisher, June M. Hill Assisted Living

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Ennis, Inc.

1 Ennis Drive, PO Box 490 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.2121 • 800.446.8885 F:800.237.1548 www.ennis.com K. Johnston, D. Brooks, C.B. Cundiff, R. Smith Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

3045 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.791.2000 • F: 434.791.2071 thomas.j.davis@erac.com www.enterprise.com T. J. Davis Automotive

The Entwistle Company

1940 Halifax Rd., Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 1337, Danville, VA 24543 434.799.6186 • F: 434.799.9687 www.entwistleco.com Randy L. Gibson Manufacturers and Processors

Epiphany Episcopal School 115 Jefferson Avenue Danville, VA 24541 434.792.4334 • F: 434.792.0786 dwebb@epiphanydanville.org www.epiphanydanville.org Reverend Samuel Colley-Toothaker, Don Webb Schools, Colleges & Education

ERA-Holley & Lewis Realty Company, Inc.

339 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.791.2400 • F: 434.791.2122 janetholleyera@comcast.net www.eraholleyandlewis.com Janet Holley, Laura Lewis Real Estate

Essel Propack

187 Cane Creek Blvd. Danville, VA 24540 434.822.8007 • F: 434.822.8043 www.esselpropack.com Bob Craig Manufacturers and Processors

EVE, INC.

223 Riverview Drive, Suite E Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 10937, Danville, VA 24543 434.793.2563 • F: 434.793.2568 earl.vipperman@eve-inc.com www.eve-inc.com C. Earl Vipperman, Judy K. Vipperman Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers

Evince Magazine

DanRiverBusinessDevelopmentCenter 300 Ringgold Industrial Parkway Danville, VA 24540 877.638.8685 Info@EvinceMagazine.com www.EvinceMagazine.com Andrew Scott Brooks, Joyce Wilburn, Larry Oldman Newspapers & Publications

Excelsis Research

PO Box 1160, Danville, VA 24543 434.822.2515 • F: 434.822.2515 John Primiano, Shirley Primiano Services


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FairPoint

Fire Sprinkler Service, LLC

Communications

123 Watts Street, PO Box 367 Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.2291 • F: 434.656.2121 Hart Ashworth, Duane Wells Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone

Fairway Outdoor Advertising

1920 West Lee Street Greensboro, NC 27403 336.323.5317 • F: 336.294.2085 john.puckett@fairwayoutdoor.com www.fairwayoutdoor.com John Puckett Signs

Family Eyecare Center

401 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.793.2020 • F: 434.792.2687 drmbbauman@comcast.net www.familyeyecarecenter.org M. Briggs Bauman, Gail Megginson, Justin M. Rowe Optical, Optometrists, Opticians & Optical Labs

Farm Credit of the Virginias

ACA-Chatham Branch 29 Military Dr., Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.4641 • F: 434.432.4642 www.farmcreditofvirginias.com Earl M. Stanfield, Jr., Jeffrey S. Walker Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

The Fast Lane Diner

621 Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.797.3278 • F: 434.799.1402 rb.cnc@comcast.net Ryan Bryson Restaurants and Caterers

Fast-Teks On Site Computer Services

PO Box 10279, Danville, VA 24543 434.710.4173 • F: 973.498.7901 jhoover@fastteks.com www.fastteks.com Jonathan Hoover Computers-Computer Products

Fenders Wine Bar & Bistro A Moveable Feast

1050 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.792.2060 fendersbistro@gmail.com www.fendersrestaurantdanville.com Wendy Riddick, Tony Muncey Restaurants and Caterers

Finch & Finch, Inc.

Funeral and Cremation Service 809.811 Main Street, PO Box 85 Altavista, VA 24517 434.369.5621 • F: 434.369.5637 finchandfinchfh@aol.com www.finchandfinchfuneralservice.com Robert L. Finch, Jr. Funeral Homes & Memorials

204 West Stadium Drive, PO Box 4536 Eden, NC 27288 336.623.0833 • F: 336.623.4204 dcorum@morganmech.com www.morganmech.com Dana Corum Services

Fire Sprinkler, Ltd.

8142 Wards Rd., Rustburg, VA 24588 434.821.4222 • F: 434.821.4321 tom.harris@firesprinklerltd.com Tom W. Harris, H. Don Bruce, Jr., Wayne G. Harris Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers 530 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 434.791.6813 • F: 434.791.6810 eddie.herndon@firstcitizens.com John E. Herndon, Jr., Melissa Keatts, Jerry K. Oakes 1 South Main Street, PO Box 428 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.2311 • F: 434.432.7063 JoAnn Amos 665 W. Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.791.6830 • F: 434.791.6803 Kimbal H. Campbell 1296 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24541 434.791.6850 • F: 434.791.6850 Gus Dolianitis 130 Collins Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.793.1117 • F: 434.791.1634 Melisa Herndon, Sonya Cross-Wentz, Jonathan Hollie www.firstcitizens.com Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

Piedmont

Corporation

108 South Main Street, PO Box 1069 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.0211 • F: 434.432.0278 www.fpcwaste.com T. Stump, B.J. Davenport, Jr., S. Hair, C. Hasson, D. Kazorck Trash Hauling-Commercial & Landfills

First State Bank

201 N. Union St., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 6400, Danville, VA 24543 434.792.0198 • F: 434.792.4978 bjames@efirststatebank.com www.efirststatebank.com K. Perry, T. Basconi, S. Clark, A. Howard, B. James Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

Fish Bones of Danville, Inc. 111 Sandy Court, Suite C Danville, VA 24541 434.799.9699 • F: 434.799.0073 fishbonesdanville@verizon.net www.fishbonesdanville.com Trish Boyle Specialty Shops

Fitness Divas, LLC

164 Old Greensboro Road PO Box 1002, Danville, VA 24543 434.792.1621 James C. Fleming, Thomas W. Fleming Transportation

Forever Young Family Salon Inc.

145 Holt Garrison Parkway, Suite 410 Danville, VA 24540 434.791.3316 forever.young09@live.com www.foreveryoungfsi.com Marion Morrison Salons - Hair, Nail, Spa, Tanning

Foster & Dorr, PC

First Citizens Bank

First

J. Clint Fleming, Inc.

204 Henry Street, PO Box 1095 Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.2348 • F: 434.656.2350 fitness_divas@fairpoint.net Kathy Shelton Fitness Centers/Trainers

643-B Ballou Park Shopping Center PO Box 2100, Danville, VA 24541 434.792.2101 • F: 434.799.1409 jhoughton@fosteranddorr.com www.fosteranddorr.com Judy Houghton, Robert D. Dorr, W. Joe Foster Accountants and Tax Services

Four Seasons Pest Control, Inc.

2409 Franklin Trpk, PO Box 4953 Danville, VA 24540 434.836.1662 • F: 434.836.1622 fspc1@yahoo.com www.fourseasonspestcontrolinc.com John W. Adkins, II, Jason Merricks Pest Control Services

Fraternal Order of Eagles Piedmont Aerie 4420

5731 South Boston Highway Sutherlin, VA 24594 434.822.5686 eaf1957@comcast.net William “Tony” Pass, Jerry Shelton Organizations

Free Clinic of Danville

133 S. Ridge St., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 665, Danville, VA 24543 434.799.1223 • F: 434.799.6737 danvillefreeclinic@comcast.net www.danvillefreeclinic.org Denise Buckner, Pam Brande Health Maintenance Organizations

Friedman Fixture Company, Inc.

2394 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.792.7633 • F: 434.799.2551 friedjc@gamewood.net Jerome D. Cook, Barbara T. Cook Retailers

Fun-Time Amusements

2021 N. Main St., Danville, VA 24540 434.799.3511 • F: 434.836.6159 funtimerides@yahoo.com www.4funtime.com Doug Colbert, JoAnn Colbert Attractions, Museums & Recreation

Furniture Depot, Inc.

306 Lowes Drive, Danville, VA 24540 434.793.2297 • F: 434.793.0124 fdepot@verizon.net Donnie Hall Furniture

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G & W Associates

534 Cleveland St., Danville, VA 24541 434.799.2733 gwgunn@acninc.net www.stayconnected.acnrep.com Gail G. Gunn Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone

Gamewood Technology Group

218 Boatwright Avenue Danville, VA 24541 434.799.8407 • F: 434.799.8426 www.gamewood.com Robert A. Taylor, Gary Ashburn Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone

Gardner, Barrow, Sharpe & Reynolds, P.C.

500 Piney Forest Road, Suite B Danville, VA 24540 434.799.1111 • F: 434.799.1422 www.ggbslawfirm.com Jim Reynolds Attorneys

Garrett’s Tax Service

305 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.797.2398 • F: 434.793.6723 garrettstax@usa.net www.garrettstax.com John Searcy, III Accountants and Tax Services

Gateway Health Alliance, Inc.

341 Main Street, Suite 301 Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1120, Danville, VA 24543 434.799.3838 • F: 434.799.3837 www.gatewayhealth.com Brett Jackson, Betty Starr Insurance

GENEDGE ALLIANCE (formerly VPMEP)

DCC Campus - Satellite Office 1008 South Main Street Danville, VA 24541 276.732.5512 • F: 434.797.8415 jhudson@genedge.org www.genedge.org John Hudson, Bill Donohue, Linda Lancaster Business & Management Development & Consultants

General Aviation, Inc.

424 Airport Dr., Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 457, Danville, VA 24543 434.793.7033 • F: 434.793.0228 rembold-air@comcast.net www.flydanville.com Mike Rembold, Libby Rembold Transportation

Genesis Day Spa & Salon

695 Park Ave., Danville, VA 24541 434.792.2662 genesisdayspa@live.com Catherine Adkins Salons - Hair, Nail, Spa, Tanning

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The II Georges Inn

124 Broad St., Danville, VA 24541 434.793.1119 • F: 434.793.0469 thetwogeorgesinn@yahoo.com www.thetwogeorgesinn.com Jake & Connie Eckman Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

Get Fit Dan River Region

308 Craghead Street, 102B Danville, VA 24541 434.770.9139 stephanieferrugia@getfitdanriver.org www.getfitdanriver.org Stephanie Ferrugia, Ciji Moore Health Maintenance Organization

Giles Business Services

2420 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 31, Danville, VA 24543 434.792.0605 • F: 434.792.0605 Vivian W. Giles Services

Giles Shed World Inc.

4333 US HWY 29, Blairs, VA 24527 434.835.0035 • F: 434.835.009 tcandksg@comcast.net Calvin Giles Retailers

Glenn D. Giles

120 Bent Creek Road Danville, VA 24540 434.836.3252 ggiles@gamewood.net Individuals

Giles-Flowerland and Caterers

232 S. Main St., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1097, Danville, VA 24543 434.793.6211 • 434.7974860 F: 434.797.4832 www.giles-flowerland.com Louise O. White Florists

Ginger Bread House & Garden Center

God’s Storehouse, Inc.

778 Westover Drive, PO Box 2600 Danville, VA 24541 434.793.3663 • F: 434.793.8335 godsstorehouse@comcast.net www.godsstorehouse.org Becky Wales, David Turbyfill Organizations

Gold Star Mortgage Services

415 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.791.4011 • F: 434.791.4026 info@goldstarmtg.com www.goldstarmtg.com Janis Chenery, Brenda Corbin Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

Golden Corral (Platinum Corral, LLC)

Hallmark Home Health Care

108 Vaden Drive, PO Box 456 Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.1251 • F: 434.656.6003 brown_chapman@hotmail.com www.gretnadrug.com Chapman Brown, III Drug Stores/Pharmacies

Gretna Health & Rehabilitation Center

Golden Skillet

Gretna Little Theatre, Inc.

1029 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 13629 US Highway 29 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.4633 Joyce Walsh Restaurants and Caterers

Goodman & Company, LLP

110 Exchange Street, Suite G Danville, VA 24541 434.792.5334 • F: 434.791.6061 sfarrar@goodmanco.com www.goodmanco.com Steve Farrar, Cathy Liles, William Setliff Accountants and Tax Services

Goodwill Industries of Danville Area, Inc.

Global Food Connection, Inc.

Goodyear Auto Service Center

2499 North Main Street Danville, VA 24540 434.836.4472 • F: 434.836.4475 godspitcrew@verizon.net www.godspitcrew.org Randy Johnson, Tim Case, Rhonda Zola Organizations

Gretna Drug Company, Inc.

450 Mount Cross Road #2822 Danville, VA 24540 434.792.1022 • F: 434.799.1744 gsr2822@goodyear.com www.goodyear.com Gold Adkins Automotive

595 Vaden Drive, PO Box 577 Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.1206 • F: 434.656.3636 www.mfa.net/gretna Sabrina Vaughan, Keith Motley Nursing Homes/Rehab/ Skilled Nursing

512 Westover Dr., Danville, VA 24541 434.792.2511 • F: 434.792.2544 gcotta@goodwilldanville.net www.goodwilldanville.org G. Cotta, S. Hines, P. Johnson, W. Pickeral, D. Pretty Organizations

God’s Pit Crew, Inc.

Hajoca Corporation

195 Holt Garrison Parkway Danville, VA 24540 434.797.2480 • F: 434.797.2483 www.goldencorral.com Shane Marsh, Billy Sewell Restaurants and Caterers

1799 Memorial Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.791.2700 • F: 434.791.2720 brownandbrowninc@verizon.net Pat Brown, Barry Brown, Brian Hamlett Specialty Shops

913 Wigwam Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.836.9275 • 434.836.9098 F: 832.213.2714 information@globalfoodconnection.com www.globalfoodconnection.com Ron Cornell Food Service/Grocery Stores/ Convenience Markets

Goodyear Tire Center/ Goodyear Gemini Store

1281 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.836.6790 • F: 434.836.9444 gsr2831@goodyear.com www.goodyear.com Nancy J. Burch, Wayne Jackson, Vinny Zappia Automotive

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

1901 Goodyear Blvd. Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3400, Danville, VA 24543 434.791.9100 • 434.791.9200 F: 434.791.9164 www.goodyear.com T. Noe, R. Allen, M. Amick, J. Andrews, J. Anglea, E. Beville, M. Brink, J. Burks, M. Coyne, M. Knaus, P. Sholzen Manufacturers and Processors

228 Zion Road, Gretna, VA 24557 434.228.1778 janina3@comcast.net www.gretnalittletheatre.com Janina Shoemaker, Brenda Velarde Attractions, Museums & Recreation

Gretna Theatre

213 Commerce Street Danville, VA 24541 434.793.8111 • F: 434.797.2301 shodnett@hajoca.com www.hajoca.com Stoneman Hodnett, Jeff Dill Wholesalers

113 Mall Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.799.3938 • F: 434.797.3217 hallmarkhc@gamewood.net Bonnie Scolpini Health Maintenance Organizations

Hamilton Properties of Danville, LLC

317 Hawthorne Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.489.6909 janetbob2@verizon.net Janet Hamilton, Robert Hamilton Real Estate

Hampton Inn

2130 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.793.1111 • F: 434.791.1181 danrs.hampton@hilton.com www.hamptoninn.com Pretty Govindji Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

Hampton Inn Smith Mountain Lake-Gretna

107 N. Main St., Gretna, VA 24557 PO Box 658, Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.3377 • F: 434.656.1829 msyoung@pmtnet.net www.thegretnatheatre.com Donald & Marie Young Attractions, Museums & Recreation

200 McBride Lane, PO Box 620 Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.9000 • F: 434.656.9001 dansm_hampton@hilton.com www.smithmountainlakegretna.hamptoninn.com Jan Worthley, Carrie Waller Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

Town of Gretna

Hardy Petroleum

107 S. Shelton St., PO Box 602 Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.6572 • F: 434.656.6941 townhall@townofgretna.org www.townofgretna.org David Lilly, Glenna T. Lingafelt, Wendy Scearce Government

Cesar Guanzon

114 Sheffield Dr., Danville, VA 24541 434.799.2810 • F: 434.792.9041 cguanzon@gamewood.net Individuals

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H & R Block

145 Holt Garrison Parkway Danville, VA 24540 434.799.2473 www.hrblock.com Debra Shackelford, Debra Garrison 3303 N. Main St., Danville, VA 24540 434.836.1965 3328 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.797.1105 • F: 434.797.3679 Accountants and Tax Services

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1912 Westover Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.822.2601 • F: 434.822.2603 hardypetro1@comcast.net www.hardypetroleum.com W. O. Hardy, Jr., William O. Hardy Oil & Gas Operators & Marketing

Hargrave

Military

Academy

200 Military Dr., Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.2481 • F: 434.432.3129 www.hargrave.edu Wheeler L. Baker, Frank Martin, Walter Sullivan Schools, Colleges & Education

Harman Eye Center of Danville

734 Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.857.0020 • 800.476.3931 sandimeadows@rocketmail.com www.harmaneye.com Sandi Meadows, Mary Harman Optical, Optometrists, Opticians & Optical Labs

Harris, Harvey, Neal & Co., LLP, CPA’s

120 S. Main St., PO Box 899 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.2441 • F: 434.432.2432 vlw@hhncpa.com Vaden L. Wright


554 North Main Street, PO Box 754 South Boston, VA 24592 434.575.7914 • F: 434.575.6850 John R. Neal 2309 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3424, Danville, VA 24543 434.792.3220 • F: 434.792.8604 www.hhncpa.com S. Saunders, M. Foster, S. Gay, K. McDaniel, B. Reynolds Accountants and Tax Services

Lou A. Harris

112 Highland Rd., Gretna, VA 24557 Individuals

Peyton R. Hatcher, CPA

631 N. Main St., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3403, Danville, VA 24543 434.793.7341 • F: 434.793.1529 prhcpa@comcast.net Peyton R. Hatcher Accountants and Tax Services

Charles R. Hawkins

PO Box 285, Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.9672 Individuals

Law Office of Greg T. Haymore, P.C.

219 Patton St., Danville, VA 24541 434.793.8378 • F: 434.793.8886 greg@haymorelaw.net www.haymorelaw.net Greg Haymore Attorneys

HD Web Studio

1 West Church Street, Suite A Martinsville, VA 24112 PO Box 707, Martinsville, VA 24114 276.666.2266 • F:866.712.1318 masha@hdwebstudio.com www.hdwebstudio.com Masha Edelen Web Designers

Donna F. Helton, DDS, PC

1422 W. Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.792.5416 • F: 434.792.7630 dheltondds@gamewood.net www.drheltondental.com Donna F. Helton Dentists & Orthodontists

Henebry’s Jewelers

325 Piedmont Drive, Suite 305 Danville, VA 24540 434.799.1224 • F: 434.799.1334 Cindy Pinekenstein, John Saslow Retailers

Hills Carpet & Tile Cleaning 2861 Piney Grove Road Gretna, VA 24557 434.335.6000 • 877.943.4455 F: 434.335.6000 jeff@hillscarpetandtilecleaning.com www.hillscarpetandtilecleaning.com Jeff Hill, Kathy Hill Carpet & Rug Dealers/Cleaning

Dr. John Hoffman D.C.

789 Piney Forest Rd., PO Box 4076 Danville, VA 24540 434.799.4000 maxhoff@comcast.net Dr. Valerie Hoffman Chiropractors

Holbrook Enterprises

6220 Spring Garden Road Blairs, VA 24527 434.836.5600 • F: 434.836.5046 holbrookent@gmail.com Richard Holbrook Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers

Gregory D. Howard, D.D.S.

1121 W. Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.793.2633 • F: 434.793.2501 Gregory D. Howard Dentists & Orthodontists

The Hughes Center

Insurance Junction

102 S. Main St., PO Box 368 Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.6261 • F: 434.656.2681 insurancejunction@fairpoint.net Linda Wood, Mark Eades Insurance

Intertape Polymer Group

148 Arnett Blvd., Danville, VA 24540 434.792.7463 holeinthesole@gmail.com www.holeinthesole.com Michael Shutov Specialty Shops

1601 Franklin Turnpike Danville, VA 24540 434.836.8508 • 800.544.8443 F: 434.836.8552 amanda.moseley@psysolutions.com www.thehughescenter.com Amanda Moseley, Michael Triggs Services

Holiday Inn Express Danville

Hughes Marine Service, Inc.

The Invitation Destination

Hole in the Sole

2121 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.793.4000 • F: 434.799.5516 teresa.webb@dalyseven.com www.holidayinnexpress.com/danvilleva Teresa S. Webb Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

Holiday Sports Tours

127 Tunstall Road, Suite 201 Danville, VA 24541 434.793.5683 • F: 434.792.8612 tours001@hotmail.com www.sportstickets.net Irvin Richardson, III, Deborah Lovelace Travel Agencies

Holiday Travel Services of Danville, Inc.

127 Tunstall Rd., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1442, Danville, VA 24543 434.799.0230 • F: 434.793.4226 www.bookholiday.net Gary D. Beyer, B.R. Ashby Travel Agencies

Mark B. Holland, P.C.

641 Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.792.6583 • F: 434.792.6584 mark@markbholland.com www.MarkBHolland.com Mark Holland Attorneys

Home Oxygen & Medical Equip Co.

3356 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.797.1329 • F: 434.799.3337 home@gamewood.net Eddie Gunnell Services

Home Recovery HomeAid

14 North Main St., PO Box 191 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.0840 • 877.860.0840 F: 434.432.0856 cgarrett@hr-ha.com • www.hr-ha.com Cheri Garrett, Sherrie Watts, Debbie Mays Health Maintenance Organizations

Horizontech, Inc.

417 Bridge St., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 417, Danville, VA 24543 434.857.3200 • F: 434.857.3201 zook@horizontech.com www.horizontech.com David R. Zook Services

3815 Highway 29 North Danville, VA 24540 434.836.0052 • F: 434.836.6761 mary@hughesmarineservice.com www.hughesmarineservice.com Carroll Yeaman, Andy Yeaman Boat Dealers & Marine Supplies

Hughes Memorial Foundation

PO Box 5371, Danville, VA 24540 434.836.2577 • 434.728.5757 F: 434.836.2577 linda@hughesmemorialfoundation.org www.hughesmemorialfoundation.org Linda Bailey Stegall Organizations

Bobby G. Hutson

100 Northridge Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.724.7444 Individuals

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Infinity Global Packaging

501 Bridge St., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 10908, Danville, VA 24543 434.793.7570 • F: 434.793.7571 infinity@infinityrp.com www.infinityrp.com Trae Marley Services

Innkeeper - North

1030 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.836.1700 • F: 434.799.9672 www.dalyseven.com Margie Smith Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

Innkeeper - West

3020 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.799.1202 • F: 434.799.9672 www.dalyseven.com David Hawker Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

Institute for Advanced Learning and Research

150 Slayton Ave., Danville, VA 24540 434.766.6713 • F: 434.791.3279 www.ialr.org L. Leightley, L. Dobbins, F. Pettigrew, B. Wilcher Schools, Colleges & Education

1101 Eagle Springs Road Danville, VA 24540 434.797.8273 • F: 434.797.2287 www.intertapepolymer.com D. Bennett, M. Clarke, M. Jones, T. Logan, C. Shoemaker, J. Wheeler Manufacturers and Processors 411 Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.791.4091 • F: 434.791.3060 info@theinvitationdestination.com www.theinvitationdestination.com Melissa Charles Specialty Shops

Iron Guard Storage

2405 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.799.3594 • F: 434.792.1506 riverside@ironguardstorage.com www.ironguardstorage.com Rhonda Yeaman, Nicole Goad Moving & Storage

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J & J Truck Sales, Inc.

7441 Dry Fork Road Dry Fork, VA 24549 434.724.4593 • F: 434.724.1288 jandjtrucksales@comcast.net www.jandjtrucksales.com JoAnn Atkinson, Jackie Ray Atkinson, Jr. Automotive

J. C. Penney Co., Inc.

325 Piedmont Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.793.0021 • F: 434.793.8018 www.jcpenney.com David Farmer Retailers

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

211 Nor Dan Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.836.2239 • F: 434.836.2305 jacksonhewitt@gamewood.net www.jacksonhewitt.com Aloma Cousart, Brenda Oakes Accountants and Tax Services

James River Companies, LLC 2055 South Boston Road Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1567, Danville, VA 24543 434.822.6110 • F: 434.822.6055 www.jrenet.com Christopher Johnson Retailers

Jinks Perspective Group, LLC

152 Westhampton Avenue Danville, VA 24541 434.429.1070 patrickjinks@jinksperspective.com www.jinksperspective.com Patrick Jinks, Clayton Jinks, Mary Jinks Business/Development Consultants Photography/Studio, Web Designers

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John Holt & Co. Chimney Service Inc.

781 Daisy Payne Lane Dry Fork, VA 24549 434.797.5211 • F: 434.724.3223 holtcountry@juno.com John Holt Services

Johnson CPA, PLLC & Consulting

2501 Franklin Turnpike Danville, VA 24540 434.836.4498 • F: 434.836.4493 cpa@cpa-johnson.com www.cpa-johnson.com Ronnie L. Johnson, Sr. Accountants and Tax Services

Dr. Geoffrey Johnson DDS P.C.

177 Riverview Dr., Danville, VA 24541 434.797.1853 drjmcv95@yahoo.com Geoffrey E. Johnson Dentists & Orthodontists

Journal Communications, Inc.

725 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 400 Franklin, TN 37067 615.771.0080 • F: 615.296.0461 800.333.8842 Ext:253 rgoldsberry@jnlcom.com Rachael Goldsberry Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery

Just Kids Child Development Center

120 Shavers St., Danville, VA 24540 434.793.2404 • F: 434.793.2404 justkidscdc@verizon.net www.justkidscdc.com Rhonda Worrell, Kathy Atkins Child Development & Day Care

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K&K Owen Farms, Inc. 4612 Climax Rd., Chatham, VA 24531 434.441.0254 • F: 434.432.1950 ke.owen1@gmail.com Kevin E. Owen Agriculture Karen’s Hallmark Shop

Kid-Konnection Child Development Center

2825 Stony Mill School Road Danville, VA 24541 434.685.7663 Lisa Lovern-Vance Child Development & Day Care

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Lavinder Group and Associates

705 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 434.792.4244 • F: 434.792.1157 mlavinder@gamewood.net www.lavindergroup.com Randy Lavinder Insurance

Lawrence Distributing Co.

545 Old Mayfield Rd., PO Box 2369 Danville, VA 24541 434.792.4110 • F: 434.793.8547 lawrencedisthob@mindspring.com Linda Lawrence Dalton, Barry W. Dalton, Billy B. Lawrence Distributors

Lawson-Overbey Inn

782 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 434.792.5901 lawsonoverbeyinn@verizon.net www.lawsonoverbeyinn.com Cynthia Castle Liles, Danny Liles Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

LE&D Professionals, PC

110 Exchange Street, Suite B Danville, VA 24541 434.792.3680 • F: 434.792.3685 mjohnson@landeng.com www.landeng.com G. Mark Johnson, Carlton Hawkins, Bryan Lewis Engineers/Architects/Surveyors

Leggett Town & Country

335 Mount Cross Road Danville, VA 24540 434.797.9300 • F: 434.797.9400 leggettstores@gamewood.net www.LTC2.com Will Leggett, Judy Martin Retailers

Liberty Homecare & Hospice

Piedmont Mall 325 Piedmont Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.791.3737 • F: 434.791.2331 karenhallmark@gamewood.net Karen Johnston, Jeanie Adkins, Diana McFarling Retailers

500 Piney Forest Road, Suite A Danville, VA 24540 434.799.2308 • F: 434.799.2356 www.libertyhomecare.com Angel Loftis Services

Kelly Services, Inc.

617-A Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.793.1090 • F: 434.793.1091

133 E Market Street, Suite 102 Martinsville, VA 24112 434.791.1597 • 276.638.6015 F:276.638.7614 6169@kellyservices.com www.kellyservices.com Nancy W. Kennett Employment Agencies

Liberty Tax Service

2420 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.797.1036 mazin4722@verizon.net Carolyn E. Grace, Robert A. Grace Accountants and Tax Services

Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company

810 Craghead St., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1440, Danville, VA 24543 434.792.7521 • 434.792.4276 F: 434.792.6122 jlspeed@liggettgroup.com J. L. Speed Manufacturers and Processors

Listen to Life Too, LLC

3321 Pleasant Gap Road Dry Fork, VA 24549 434.563.3319 • 877.437.5639 drjoey@listentolife.org www.listentolife.org Bobra Robinson Business & Management Development & Consultants

The Logo Shoppe

521 Monroe St., Danville, VA 24541 434.793.6767 • F: 434.792.5629 thelogoshoppe@verizon.net www.logoshoppe.net Scott Chaney Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery

Longwood SBDC - Danville 300 Ringgold Industrial Parkway Danville, VA 24540 434.791.7321 • F: 434.791.7341 arnoldjd@longwood.edu www.SBDC-Longwood.com Diane Arnold, Robert McLoone Business & Management Development & Consultants

Maddyzack Inc. Marketing Services

173 Linden Dr., PO Box 2152 Danville, VA 24541 434.797.1228 • 336.580.5397 F: 434.797.1238 kevin@maddyzackinc.com www.maddyzackinc.com Kevin R. Keys Services

O.W. Mahan

PO Box 1033, Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.9815 Individuals

Main Street Coffee Emporium

547 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 434.792.4252 • F: 434.792.1600 matt@mainstreetcoffeeemporium.com Matt & Leisa Royster Restaurants and Caterers

Malcolm J. Mallery, DDS

568 W. Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.799.0120 • F: 434.791.1942 mmallery308@comcast.net Malcolm J. Mallery Dentists & Orthodontists

Mama Possums

118 Arnett Blvd., Danville, VA 24540 434.793.8938 Eddie Blachura Restaurants and Caterers

Lorillard Tobacco Co.

Mama Rosa’s Italian Restaurant

Lowe’s

Manning Chiropractic

200 Kentuck Rd., Danville, VA 24540 434.792.0521 • F: 434.791.0527 Thomas T. Anderson, Stuart Shields Manufacturers and Processors 280 Lowe’s Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.799.6210 • F: 434.799.6239 shannon.l.moon@store.lowes.com www.lowes.com Shannon Moon, Jason Doak, Michael Long Retailers

Luna Nanoworks

521 Bridge St., Danville, VA 24541 434.483.4230 • F: 434.483.4195 www.lunananoworks.com Tracy Largen, Charles Gause Manufacturers and Processors

Lynn Street Lofts Apartments

614 Lynn St., Danville, VA 24541 434.799.5898 • F: 434.799.5899 lynnstreetlofts@mylpmc.biz landmark-propertymanagement.com Stokes Reagan, Gary Kirkman Apartments

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M & M Furniture Co.

530 Monroe Street, Danville, VA 24541 434.793.2911 • F: 434.793.2866 Mildred Farthing Furniture

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100 Vaden Drive, PO Box 127 Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.3411 Jamie Cardamuro, Diego Cardamuro Restaurants and Caterers 1055 Piney Forest Road, Suite A Danville, VA 24540 434.836.2905 manning_7065@msn.com www.manning-chiropractic.com Jerry R. Manning, Jr. Chiropractors

Marshall Construction Company

118 Arnett Blvd., Danville, VA 24540 434.793.2792 • 434.793.2715 F: 434.793.2803 marshallrentals@verizon.net Robert T. 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 434.797.5861 • F: 434.797.2642 DelDMarshall@house.virginia.gov www.dannymarshall.com Danny Marshall, Mary Franklin Government

Martinizing Dry Cleaning

2225 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24541 434.792.4080 Mark B. Mills, Avery B. Mills Cleaners


Mary Kay Cosmetics

977 Ridgecrest Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.836.4791 • F: 434.836.4982 jturbyfill@marykay.com www.marykay.com/jturbyfill Joan S. Turbyfill Distributors

Mary’s Diner

1203 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.836.0132 • F: 434.836.2797 marys.diner@verizon.net www.dancom.com/marys Elene Farlow, Jimmy Farlow, Starlette F. Quinn Restaurants and Caterers

Master Gage & Tool Co.

112 Maplewood Street Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 3305, Danville, VA 24543 434.836.4243 • F: 434.835.0008 info@mastergt.com www.mastergt.com John E. Mead, Rosalie C. Mead Wholesalers

Matthews Sanitation Services, LLC

1226 Hudson Rd., Virgilina, VA 24598 434.572.6098 • F: 434.517.6057 Kristy Matthews Rentals-Equipment & Furniture

Maurakis Appraisal Services, Inc.

105 Vicar Place, Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 13, Danville, VA 24543 434.835.0462 • F: 434.835.0466 tmaurak@comcast.net Timothy A. Maurakis Real Estate Appraisers

McCain Printing Co., Inc.

525 Wilson St., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3443, Danville, VA 24543 434.792.1331 • F: 434.793.5473 efsaunders@mccainprint.com www.mccainprint.com Eugene F. Saunders, Jr. Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery

McDonald’s of Chatham

Tightsqueeze Plaza, US HWY 29 & 703 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.2966 Brian Rock, JoAnn Stone Restaurants and Caterers

Bill McMann

9581 Martinsville Highway Danville, VA 24541 434.251.8386 • F: 434.685.8383 Individuals

Meadows Auto Center, Inc.

5859 E. Gretna Rd., Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.2140 • F: 434.656.2144 kellyhawker@fairpoint.net Tony L. Meadows, Kelly D. Hawker Automotive

Meadows Service Center, Inc.

12500 US Highway 29 N Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.4630 • F: 434.432.8459 rhmeadows@comcast.net Richard Meadows Automotive

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative

606 Vaden Drive, PO Box 617 Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.9218 • 800.989.1289 F: 434.656.9200 paula@meckelec.org www.meckelec.org Paula C. Wilbourne, Carolyn Glass, Brian Mosier Utilities

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative

1100 Confroy Drive, Suite 4 South Boston, VA 24592 434.570.1300 • F: 434.572.2357 tad@mbc-va.com • www.mbc-va.com Tad Deriso Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone

Miller Funeral Home, Inc.

668 Zion Road, PO Box 423 Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.1243 • F: 434.656.2955 tryus_jbtmt@fairpoint.net www.millerfuneralhomeinc.com Jack Miller, Bernice D. Miller Funeral Homes & Memorials

MJRW, INC.

625 Piney Forest Road, 304-B PO Box 2237, Danville, VA 24541 434.792.8861 • F: 434.792.3177 mjrwinc@verizon.net www.mjrwinc.com Madison Whittle, Sheila B. Lewis Real Estate

Modern Pharmacy, Inc.

155 S. Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.793.5711 • F: 434.792.2516 Harry D. Milam, Glenn R. Milam Drug Stores/Pharmacies

Moore Insurance Agency

2276 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 123 Danville, VA 24540 434.836.6876 • 434.203.0956 F: 434.836.6883 Rich@mooreinsuranceagency.net Richard L. Moore Insurance

Moore’s Electrical & Mechanical

101 Edgewood Avenue PO Box 119, Altavista, VA 24517 434.369.4374 • F: 434.309.1224 info@mooreselectric.com www.mooreselectric.com Susan Foster, Kevin Corell, Jay Metcalf Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

Morris Landscape Designs

1385 Keeling Dr., Keeling, VA 24566 434.836.0001 Tracey Morris Landscaping/Lawn Maintenance

Moss Home Improvement, Inc.

117 Mallard Lake Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.685.7370 • 434.792.2030 F: 434.685.3706 mhi@chatmosscable.com Chris Miller, Staci Purnell Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers

Motley Florist

303 M. Cross Rd., Danville, VA 24540 434.793.8528 motleyflorist@verizon.net www.motleyflorist.com Nancy W. Goad, Anna Riddle Florists

Mount Hermon Animal Clinic

Nationwide Insurance Brandon Scearce Insurance Agency, Inc.

140 Tower Drive, Danville, VA 24540 434.793.5122 • F: 434.792.0617 scearcj2@nationwide.com www.nationwide.com/brandon Brandon Scearce Insurance

3620 Franklin Turnpike Danville, VA 24540 434.836.2499 • F: 434.836.0487 mhac@chatmosscable.com Jeff Smith, Amy Lee, Katie Rohnig Veterinarians

C. Edward Neal

Mount Hermon Courtyard Conference Center

Negril, Inc.

2725 Franklin Turnpike, Suite C Danville, VA 24540 434.836.5009 • F: 434.836.4993 courtyardcc@yahoo.com www.courtyardconferencecenters.com Angela Perkins Restaurants and Caterers

Multi-Wall Packaging Corporation

4010 Suburban Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.836.7800 • 800.558.7078 F: 434.836.7606 mshumate@multiwall.com www.multiwall.com Melvin Shumate, Jamie Holt Manufacturers and Processors

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N’Tended For Kids, Inc. Dance Too & Merle Norman Cosmetics

413 Mount Cross Rd., Suite 201-202 Danville, VA 24540 434.799.0757 • F: 434.799.1521 ntended1@verizon.net Frances P. Harper Specialty Shops

NAP Coleman Marketplace LLC

Coleman MarketPlace Central Blvd & Piedmont Drive Danville, VA 24540 770.645.6566 • F: 770.643.9540 www.colemanmarketplace.com Justina McClellan, Sheri Ross Shopping Centers and Malls

National College

336 Old Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.793.6822 • 800.791.4289 F: 434.793.3634 meevans@national-college.edu www.national-college.edu Mark Evans, Boots Booton Schools, Colleges & Education

Nationwide Insurance Schoonover Insurance Agency

2020 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.792.5800 • F: 434.793.3433 rachel_leah_schoonover@hotmail.com Rachel Schoonover Insurance

427 Saman Ave., Naples, FL 34113 434.724.5030 • 239.293.9442 ed1945@gmail.com C. Edward Neal Individuals 2601 N. Main St., Danville, VA 24540 434.836.5699 • F: 434.836.7618 kirbywright01@verizon.net www.negrilinc.com Kirby Wright, Tammy Wright-Warren Services

Nestle USA, Inc.

201 Airside Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.822.4000 • F: 434.822.4166 www.nestleusa.com Jeff Novak, Ed Glass, Cathy Briggs Manufacturers and Processors

Network Innovations LLC

4104 Mount View Road Danville, VA 24540 434.836.2719 • F: 434.836.1101 glenn@networkinnovationsllc.com www.networkinnovationsllc.com Glenn McClanahan Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone

New Beginnings Insurance Services, Inc.

4941 US Hwy 29, PO Box 340 Blairs, VA 24527 434.836.3904 • F: 434.836.3925 jd@newbeginningsli.com J.D. Ferguson, Lisa F. Eanes Insurance

Newcomb Carpet, Inc.

1491 W. Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.793.8943 • F: 434.793.3756 newcombcarpet@comcast.net Janice O. Newcomb Carpet & Rug Dealers/Cleaning

Bob Newnam Builders

300 Shoreham Dr., Danville, VA 24541 434.799.2434 • F: 434.797.3337 bnewnam@comcast.net www.bobnewnambuilders.com Robert G. Newnam, Barbara Newnam Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers

Donald P. Nodtvedt

136 Meadowbrook Circle Danville, VA 24541 434.685.4063 • 434.728.1194 F: 434.685.4063 Individuals

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Three Commercial Place Norfolk, VA 23510 757.823.5482 • 757.620.7308 F: 757.533.4884 jlsavage@nscorp.com • www.nscorp.com Jeffrey L. Savage Transportation

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Norris Funeral Services

Mount Hermon Chapel 3995 Franklin Trpk Danville, VA 24540 434.836.5900 • F: 434.836.9134 nfs@chatmosscable.com www.norrisfuneral.com Mark A. Dalton West End Chapel 511 Church Ave., Danville, VA 24541 434.822.0550 Sam Edwards Funeral Homes & Memorials

Northern Lites

320 Main Street, PO Box 536 Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.3100 • 866.353.6080 F: 434.656.8113 ross@ross-electric.com Ross Johnson Specialty Shops

NTELOS

403 Mount Cross Road, Suite 202 Danville, VA 24540 434.799.1989 • 434.728.1624 F: 434.799.1984 www.ntelos.com Brain Godfrey Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone

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O’Gara Safety & Security Institute

1120 Euro Rally Rd., Alton, VA 24520 434.822.9166 • F: 434.822.9155 lori.smith@ogaragroup.com www.ogaragroup.com Lori Smith Services

O’Reillys Auto Parts

602 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.793.1326 www.oreillyauto.com Justin Yeaman, Janet Price Scritchfield Automotive

Oak Haven Properties

1375 Dibbrell Rd., Pelham, NC 27311 336.939.9125 • 336.589.4973 gary@experienceoakhaven.com www.experienceoakhaven.com Gary Barrett, Yvonne Barrett Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

Oakes Memorials & Signs, Inc.

3676 Franklin Turnpike Danville, VA 24540 434.836.5888, • F: 434.836.1753 oms@chatmosscable.com www.oakesmemorialsandsignsinc.com Gary C. Oakes Funeral Homes & Memorials

OB-Gyn Associates of Danville, Inc.

101 Holbrook St., Danville, VA 24541 434.792.7765 • F: 434.793.4061 J. Daniel, W. Broach, III, J. Ensminger, R. Neal, A. Newell Physicians & Surgeons

Office Plus Business Centre

840 Memorial Dr., Danville, VA 24541 434.797.9090 • F: 434.797.9096 info@opbizz.com • www.opbizz.com Charles R. Haynsworth, IIl, Charles Haynsworth, IV John Haynsworth, IV Office-Supplies, Equipment, Furniture & Repair

Old Dominion Insurance Services, Inc.

105B Henry St., PO Box 446 Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.6501 • 877.404.2191 F: 434.656.8109 agent@gretnainsuranceagency.com www.olddominioninsuranceservices.com Gordon “Gil” Ragland Insurance

Old Dutch Supermarkets PO Box 858, Danville, VA 24543 434.836.3324 • F: 434.836.5339 odbo@verizon.net Janice Aaron Food Service/Grocery Stores/ Convenience Markets

Orkin Pest Control

302 Mount Cross Road Danville, VA 24540 434.793.2922 • F: 434.793.1749 bug.man09@yahoo.com www.orkin.com Bill Campbell, Bonnie Campbell Pest Control Services

Outback Steakhouse

111 Enterprise Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.792.0781 • F: 434.792.0783 obs4763@outback.com www.outback.com Jimmy Russell Restaurants and Caterers

Owens-Illinois

29 Glassblower Lane Ringgold, VA 24586 434.797.6148 • F: 434.792.6127 www.O-I.com J.Cathcart, S. Doyle, C. Griffin, J. Rutledge, L. Walker Manufacturers and Processors

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Paradise Lake & Campground

593 Keeling Dr., Keeling, VA 24566 434.836.2620 • 866.836.2126 F: 434.836.2621 paradiselakeandcampground@verizon.net www.paradiselakeandcampground.com Nelson Bernard, Lindsay McCall Campground

Irene Parham

115 Parrish Road, Danville, VA 24540 434.797.1600 Individuals

Patsy’s Tours

PO Box 215, Ringgold, VA 24586 434.822.7993 • F: 434.822.8181 patsystours@verizon.net Patsy Wyatt Travel Agencies

Paw Prints Pet Services

358 Collie Road, Milton, NC 27305 434.822.5020 pawprintspetcremation@yahoo.com www.pawprintspetcremation.com Sherry Pennell, Eli Pennell Services

Pawn America

1520 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24541 434.836.0101 James Buckner Retailers

Pepsi Beverages Co.

1001 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.792.4512 • F: 434.792.5602 Darin Ryding Distributors

Piedmont Access to Health Services

705 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 434.791.3630 • F: 434.791.4088 www.pathsinc.org Kay C. Crane Health Maintenance Organizations

Piedmont Big Sale, Inc.

1098 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.793.3733 • F: 434.799.8076 Jay Barker, George Ward Distribution and Warehouses

Piedmont BioProducts LLC

1105 Cotton Patch Road Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.6551 • F: 434.656.6289 kmoss@piedmontbioproducts.com www.piedmontbioproducts.com Kenneth D. Moss Manufacturers and Processors

Piedmont Broadcasting Corp., WBTM/WAKG

710 Grove St. Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1629, Danville, VA 24543 434.793.4411 • F: 434.797.3918 www.wbtm1330.com • www.wakg.com B. R. Ashby, Dave Hutchens, Carol Metz Radio Stations

Piedmont Credit Union

366 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.797.1954 • 800.367.3328 F: 434.793.5045 memberservice@piedmontcu.org www.piedmontcu.org S. Strader, M. Crumley, D. Veasey, K. Wright Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

Piedmont Fire & Security Co. 3696 US HWY 29, Danville, VA 24540 434.822.2021 • 434.728.0835 F: 434.835.0090 piedmontsecure@comcast.net John L. Parsons, William V. Parsons Services

Piedmont Glass

124 Mall Drive, Danville, VA 24540 434.792.7252 • F: 434.792.4134 pgdan@piedmontglass.com www.piedmontglass.com Eddie B. Cassada Glass

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Piedmont Health & Wellness

4545 Riverside Drive, Suite A Danville, VA 24541 434.799.5800 • F: 434.799.5801 piedmonthealthwellness@yahoo.com David Hungarland Physicians & Surgeons

Piedmont Infusion Services, Inc.

111 Mall Drive, Danville, VA 24540 434.792.6387 • 888.792.6386 F: 434.792.6389 jake@piedmontinfusion.com www.piedmontinfusion.com Jake Patterson Services

Piedmont Kitchen & Bath

692 Nunnally Road N Pelham, NC 27311 336.388.5488 • F: 336.791.4599 info@thisnewkitchen.com www.thisnewkitchen.com LeeAnn Neddo Interior Decorators & Designers

Piedmont Maid Service

123 Sunset Drive, Danville, VA 24540 434.429.6796 evelyndanv@comcast.net Evelyn Richardson Janitors, Equipment & Supplies

Piedmont Mall

325 Piedmont Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.792.0400 • F: 434.793.4630 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 434.793.0677 • F: 434.793.4350 www.ppmmach.com W. Gentry, Jr., K. Carroll, D. Griffin, E. Pratt, R. Shackelford, Jr. Manufacturers and Processors

Piedmont PrimeCare

130 Enterprise Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.791.2273 • F: 434.799.2824 pcsettle@comcast.net Paul C. Settle, April Campbell East Office-Greta Reese Physicians & Surgeons

Piedmont Printing & Graphics Inc.

521 Monroe Street, Danville, VA 24541 434.793.0026 • F: 434.792.5629 piedmontprinting@verizon.net www.piedmontprintingandgraphics.com Scott Chaney, Dagmar Morris Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery

Piedmont Regional Eye Center and Optical Shop 125 Executive Drive, Suite E Danville, VA 24541 434.799.5600 • 434.799.1139 F: 434.791.1427 Joseph E. O’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 434.799.7732 • F: 434.799.7733 ateague@prfeedingclinic.com www.prfeedingclinic.com Amie Teague, Shana Turner Health Maintenance Organizations

Piedmont Shopper

3157 Westover Dr., Danville, VA 24541 434.822.1800 • F: 434.822.2400 piedmontshopper@earthlink.net www.piedmontshopper.com Alan Lingerfelt, Kathy Crumpton Newspapers

Piedmont Staffing & Employment Solutions

106 Fayette Street Martinsville, VA 24112 276.656.6958 • F:276.666.9033 piedmontss@yahoo.com www.gopiedmontstaffing.net Toni Holland, Cordelia Holland Employment Agencies

Piggly Wiggly of Danville, Inc.

1304 South Boston Road Danville, VA 24540 434.793.8355 • F: 434.793.9811 Nor Dan Shopping Center 285 Nor Dan Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.836.6218 pwdan@verizon.net Roy Setliff Food Service/Grocery Stores/ Convenience Markets

Piney Forest Healthcare Center

450 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.799.1565 • F: 434.799.3342 Michael Jones, Alison Hall Nursing Homes/Rehab/ Skilled Nursing

PIP Printing

329 Riverview Dr., Danville, VA 24541 434.792.0020 • F: 434.792.0024 pip@gamewood.net www.pip.com/centers/danvilleva156/ Lorraine Womack, Logan Koontz Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery

Pittsylvania County

21 N. Main St., PO Box 426 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.7710 • F: 434.432.7746 www.pittgov.org/ W. D. Sleeper, O. Hawker, G. Sides, K. Van Der Hyde Government

Pittsylvania County Agricultural Development Board

38 Main Street, PO Box 1058 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.7993 • F: 434.432.0509 Fred Wydner Agriculture

Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors

PO Box 426, Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.7710 • F: 434.432.7746 www.pittgov.org W.D. Sleeper, T. Barber, H. Davis, Jr., M. Ecker, C. Harville, F. Ingram, W. Pritchett, J. Snead Government

Pittsylvania County Commissioner Of The Revenue

PO Box 272, Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.7940 • F: 434.432.7957 www.pittgov.org Samuel W. Swanson, Jr. Government

Pittsylvania County Community Action, Inc.

348 N. Main St., PO Box 1119 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.8250 • F: 434.432.3729 www.pccainc.org Sherman M. Saunders Organizations

Pittsylvania County Department of Social Services

220 H.G. McGee Drive PO Drawer E, Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.7281 • F: 434.432.0923 Sherry R. Flanagan Organizations

Pittsylvania County Economic Development

34 North Main St., PO Box 426 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.1669 • F: 434.432.1709 ken.bowman@pittgov.org www.pittced.com Ken Bowman, Patsy Thompson Organizations

Pittsylvania County Farm Bureau

108 Reid Street, PO Box 1009 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.2381 • F: 434.432.0416 Tommy Motley, Bobby Wilkerson Agriculture

Pittsylvania County Public Library System

24 Military Drive, Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.3271 • F: 434.432.1405 info@pcplib.org - www.pcplib.org Diane S. Adkins Organizations

Pittsylvania County School System

39 Bank St., S.E., PO Box 232 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.2761 • F: 434.432.9560 www.pcs.k12.va.us James E. McDaniel, Lillian D. Holland Schools, Colleges & Education

Pittsylvania County Service Authority

405 R & L Smith Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.836.7135, • F: 434.836.7139 pcsa405@comcast.net www.pittgov.org/serviceauthority/ Bennie Snead Utilities

Pittsylvania County Sheriff Department/Jail

Prudential Manasco Realty

523 Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.792.3000 • F: 434.792.2757 carl@manasco.com www.manasco.com Carl Manasco, Jordan Meadows Real Estate

PO Box 336, Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.7835 • F: 434.432.7891 D. Callands-Younger, L. Bennett, M. Gunter, M. Taylor Government

Pittsylvania Education Association

Prudential Waterfront Properties

1300 Turkeycock Mountain Road Callands, VA 24530 kathryn.buck@pcs.k12.va.us Kathy Buck Organizations

13247 Booker T. Washington Highway Hardy, VA 24101 PO Box 540, Wirtz, VA 24184 800.858.4653 • 540.721.8659 F: 540.721.4742 realest8@smithmtnlake.com www.smithmtnlake.com Cathie Daniel, Ron Willard Real Estate

Poogie’s Buffet & Grill

2238 South Boston Road Danville, VA 24540 434.822.8995 • F: 434.822.8997 d.scearce@verizon.net Poogie Scearce, Brad Turner Restaurants and Caterers

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Poteat Construction Inc.

855 Corn Tassel Road Danville, VA 24540 434.441.0082 poteatconstruction@yahoo.com www.poteatconstruction.com Trent Poteat, Adam Poteat Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers

Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.

177 Riverview Dr., Danville, VA 24541 434.792.0518 • 877.764.0130 F: 434.792.3045 www.raymondjames.com/thomasfreezeandmarklewis Mark Lewis, Tommy Freeze Financial & Investment Companies

Powers Signs, Inc.

807 Industrial Avenue Danville, VA 24541 434.793.6351 • 800.382.6351 F: 434.797.9510 info@powerssigns.com www.powerssigns.com Tom Powers, Sr., Linda Powers Signs

Refund Express

Riverside Shopping Center 3240 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24541 c/o Piedmont Staffing & Employment Solution 106 Fayette St., Martinsville, VA 24112 434.799.1040 • F: 434.793.7059 Toni Holland Accountants and Tax Services

Precision Electronic Services, Inc.

332 Ringgold Industrial Parkway Danville, VA 24540 434.792.5669 • F: 434.792.5672 www.PESquality.com Stuart Jennings, Andy Dallas Services

Law Offices of Michael P. Regan, P.C.

Premier Graphics

Retail Merchants Association

703 Patton St., Danville, VA 24541 434.793.9670 • F: 434.793.6647 Michael P. Regan Attorneys

256 North Main Street, PO Box 1131 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.4070 • F: 434.432.4080 la10457@verizon.net www.premiergraphicsonline.com Laura Adcock Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery

Renewable Engineered Systems

Prescott Financial Management

635 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 434.793.5125 • F: 434.793.5136 pfmanagement@comcast.net Ben Prescott, Richard H. Jones Financial & Investment Companies

Professional

Pharmacy,

204 Boatwright Avenue Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1596, Danville, VA 24543 434.792.3832 • F: 434.792.0528 Phillip R. Blackmon, Brian Finney Organizations

Inc.

130 Watson St., Danville, VA 24541 434.793.2221 • F: 434.797.9722 prophar1@comcast.net www.professionalrxdanville.com Jenny White Drug Stores/Pharmacies

22 E. Church St., Martinsville, VA 24112 276.403.5111 brian@renewableengineeredsystems.com www.r-e-s.biz Brian Brown Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers

ReyChem Co., A Div. of Reynolds Chemical Co.

19568 Franklin Turnpike Chatham, VA 24531 434.724.7534 • 800.262.2338 F: 434.724.1718 reychem@wildblue.net www.reychemco.com L. Kent Reynolds, Jr. Manufacturers and Processors

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Reynolds-Clark Development, Inc.

112 S. Main St., PO Box 556 Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.8961 • F: 434.656.8995 gclark@reynoldsclark.com www.reynoldsclarkdevelopment.com Gretchen B. Clark, Timothy C. Reynolds Engineers/Architects/Surveyors

Rippe’s, Rippe’s Furs, Rippe’s Shoes, Rippe’s Woman

559 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 434.792.6822 • F: 434.792.6837 rippes@rippes.com • www.rippes.com Ben Rippe Women’s Clothing

Riverview Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

203 Northside Drive, PO Box 1097 Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.6201 • 434.656.6202 F: 434.656.8155 www.rvphi.com Timothy Pruitt, Donald W. Carter P.E., Harold Pritchard Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

Robert T. Vaughan, Jr., P.C.

772 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 1704, Danville, VA 24543 434.792.5005 • F: 434.792.4615 rvaughan@robertvaughan.net www.robertvaughan.net Robert T. Vaughan, Jr. Attorneys

Ross Electric, Inc.

320 Main Street, PO Box 536 Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.8113 • 800.344.7757 F: 434.656.8113 ross@ross-electric.com www.ross-electric.com Ross F. Johnson, Krystina T. Johnson Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

Jack Ryland

3020 Hedrick Ct., Danville, VA 24540 434.836.1135 jackryland@earthlink.net Jack Ryland Individuals

433 East Commonwealth Blvd., Suite 1 Martinsville, VA 24112 276.638.3600 • F:276.666.8778 ogilbert@rcbna.com www.rivercommunitybank.com Opal Gilbert, Sherri Sowers Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

Rock on Wood, LLC

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Riverside BP

Rocky Womack Communications

540 Central Boulevard Danville, VA 24541 434.793.2656 • F: 434.793.2658 sheartschool@gmail.com www.sheartschool.com Kim Meadows, Mary Jane Coble, Donna Comper Schools, Colleges & Education

River Community Bank, NA

3027 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24541 434.792.0824 triplesinc@yahoo.com Jason Swaringen Automotive

Riverside Hardware, Inc.

124 Trade St., Danville, VA 24541 434.792.2026 • F: 434.792.7320 riversidehdw@verizon.net D. Randolph Stephens Retailers

Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center

2344 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.791.3800 • F: 434.793.6128 ryoung@mfa.net Loren Kessinger, Sarah Mullins, Robin Young Nursing Homes/Rehab/Skilled Nursing

Riverside Insurance Agency, Inc.

2323 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.793.6811 • F: 434.797.3331 20 E. Main St., Martinsville, VA 24112 276.632.6422 riversideins@gamewood.net Jim Jones Insurance

Riverside Lanes

3215 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24541 434.791.2695 • F: 434.791.2242 kathy@bowlriverside.com www.bowlriverside.com Kathy Anderson Attractions, Museums & Recreation

Riverside Roof Truss, LLC

733 River Park Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.793.0217 • 800.842.3384 F: 434.799.8767 keith.walden@riversiderooftruss.net C. Keith Walden, Elizabeth Walden Manufacturers and Processors

705 River Park Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.792.3376 • F: 434.797.2644 rockonwoodva@yahoo.com www.rockonwoodva.com Nathan Evans, Megan Evans Interior Decorators & Designers

328 Brentwood Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.548.8564 • F: 434.792.2656 rockyagwriter@aol.com Rocky Womack Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery

Roman Eagle Memorial Home, Inc.

2526 N. Main St., Danville, VA 24540 434.836.9510 • F: 434.836.1012 romaneaglehome@comcast.net Dan R. Setliff Nursing Homes/Rehab/ Skilled Nursing

Romar Elevators, Inc.

3833 US HWY 29, Danville, VA 24540 434.836.5321 • F: 434.836.6005 www.romarelevators.com Patrick W. Sheldon Services

Romar MedEquip

Sacred Heart School

Sam’s Club

215 Piedmont Place Danville, VA 24541 434.797.3029 • F: 434.797.3263 www.samsclub.com Michelle Eakin Retailers

San Marcos Mexican Restaurant

1067 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.836.5448 • F: 434.836.5449 165 Holt Garrison Parkway, Suite 500A Danville, VA 24540 434.792.4202 • F: 434.792.4203 pepehdez80@yahoo.com Jose “Pepe” Hernandez-lopez Restaurants and Caterers

Sartomer USA, LLC

3833 US HWY 29, Danville, VA 24540 434.836.1824 • F: 434.836.2525 mark@romarmedequip.com www.romarmedequip.com Mark Sheldon Health Maintenance Organizations

601 Tightsqueeze Industrial Road Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.3706 • F: 434.432.3712 www.sartomer.com Tim Lineberry, Marilyn Hanover, Krystina Johnson Manufacturers and Processors

Roots & Shoots Landscaping, Inc.

Saunders Building Supply, Inc.

134 Riverview Avenue Danville, VA 24541 434.791.4468 • F: 434.791.4478 mj.boyer@gamewood.net Mark J. Boyer, John C. Boyer Landscaping/Lawn Maintenance

Rosen Aesthetics

101 Holbrook St., Danville, VA 24540 434.792.2443 • 740.412.9344 F: 434.792.0124 hrosen@imadanville.com www.rosenaesthetics.com Heather Rosen Services

2001 Westover Dr., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 11237, Danville, VA 24543 434.822.2366 • 800.437.5487 F: 434.822.2376 saundersbuildingsupply@yahoo.com Adam Jones, Elsie Slayton Building Materials

Saxon, Angle & Associates Optometrists

Staunton Plaza Shopping Center PO Box 610, Hurt, VA 24563 434.324.8855 Randy Roelfs Optical, Optometrists, Opticians & Optical Labs

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Schewel Furniture Co.

126 Sandy Court, Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 11150, Danville, VA 24543 434.793.1911 www.schewels.com Sue Tysinger Furniture

The Schoolfield House Booksellers

at Averett University 354 W. Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.791.5640 • F: 434.791.4988 cmcgregor@averett.edu www.averett.bkstr.com Cari McGregor, Dana Nelson, Sarah Hall Retailers

Scott & Stringfellow

120 Crown Drive, Suite A Danville, VA 24540 434.799.1000 • 800.476.0587 F: 434.799.3623 swaller@scottstringfellow.com www.scottstringfellow.com S. Waller, R. Davis, T. Lea, Jr., L. Pryor, III Financial & Investment Companies

Russell L. Scruggs

719 Norfolk Place, Danville, VA 24541 434.822.1112 russellscruggs@yahoo.com Individuals

Security Alliance

763 Piney Forest Road PO Box 5212, Danville, VA 24540 434.799.7900 • F: 434.799.5695 admin@securityalliance.net www.securityalliance.net Rod Maitland, Martin Hopkins Services

Security Zone, Inc.

363 Central Blvd., Danville, VA 24540 434.793.9554 • F: 434.793.9553 mark@securityzoneinc.com www.securityzoneinc.com Mark W. Matherly, Brad Lind Services

See Enterprises, L.P., L.L.P. 360 Forest Circle, PO Box 2069 Danville, VA 24541 434.770.2964 • F: 434.793.0117 tomsee@verizon.net Thomas F. See Financial & Investment Companies

Sellers Insurance Agency, Inc.

4972.A Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.822.1025 • F: 434.822.1035 sellersinsagy@comcast.net Ginger Sellers Insurance

Semones Automotive

5517 HWY 29 North, PO Box 398 Blairs, VA 24527 434.836.1503 • F: 434.836.5159 semonesauto@comcast.net www.semonesauto.com Richard Semones Automotive


ServiceMaster Commercial Cleaning

126 Woodside Drive, Suite B PO Box 5342, Danville, VA 24540 434.835.0212, • F: 434.835.0214 smofdan@gamewood.net www.4servicemaster.com/va/5325/ Gale Thompson Janitors, Equipment & Supplies

Severn Trent Services

229 Northside Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.799.5137 • F: 434.799.5220 rketteman@stes.com Ron Ketteman, Robert Clifton Services

Shanks Associates, P.C.

509 Loyal St., Danville, VA 24541 434.797.5446 • F: 434.793.1455 fshanks@verizon.net www.shanks-pc.com Fred O. Shanks, III, Thomas L. Godfrey, IV Engineers/Architects/Surveyors

Sheets Roofing, Inc.

706 Wilson Street, PO Box 2323 Danville, VA 24541 434.799.0798 • F: 434.799.0535 sheetsroofing@verizon.net Mark W. Sheets, Donald G. Sheets Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers

Sheetz #306

3425 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.799.8949 • F: 434.799.9117 www.sheetz.com Wanda Balthaser Food Service/Grocery Stores/ Convenience Markets

Sherwood House Furniture 120 Arnett Blvd., Danville, VA 24540 434.792.2414 • F: 434.791.1306 georgemperry@yahoo.com www.sherwoodhousefurniture.com Charles Perry, George Perry Furniture

Shields Auction & Realty Co., Inc.

650 Spring Street, Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3323, Danville, VA 24541 434.793.1833 • F: 434.793.1191 shldauct@gamewood.net www.shieldsauction.com George H. Shields, Jr., Chuck Derrick, J. C. Womack, III Real Estate

Shorewood Packaging Corp. of Virginia

145 Cane Creek Blvd. Danville, VA 24540 434.822.7800 • F: 434.822.8633 www.shorewoodpackaging.com Patty Gavitt, Mike Fenton, Jo Ann Holland Manufacturers and Processors

Short Sugar’s BBQ

2215 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.793.4800 • F: 434.793.4802 Donnie Jones Restaurants and Caterers

Showcase Magazine

DanRiverBusinessDevelopmentCenter 300 Ringgold Industrial Parkway Danville, VA 24540 877.638.8685 • F: 434.483.4344 larry@showcasemagazine.com www.showcasemagazine.com Paul Seiple, Larry Oldham Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery

Simpson Realty Company

470 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.793.6222 • F: 434.797.5417 simpsonrealestate@comcast.net www.simpsonrealtyco.com Bill Bolton, Jimmy Bolton Real Estate

Henry I. Slayton, Jr.

1111 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 434.793.5289 Individuals

Sleep Inn & Suites

1483 South Boston Road Danville, VA 24540 434.793.6090 • F: 434.793.6088 sleepinn1483@hotmail.com www.sleepinn.com Sandra Taylor Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

SleepyGoat Cheese

7215 Allison Rd., Pelham, NC 27311 336.388.5388 • F: 336.388.0703 slpygoat@gamewood.net www.sleepygoatcheese.com Della Williams, Jon Dorman Apartments

Smith Funeral Services, Inc.

447 S. Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.793.0200 • F: 434.793.3497 smith.son@mindspring.com Bobby Smith Funeral Homes & Memorials

Snead and Williams, P.L.L.C.

776 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 498, Danville, VA 24543 434.791.3708 • F: 434.792.0721 office@swcpas.com www.swcpas.com Charles W. Snead, Jr., Dan A. Williams Accountants and Tax Services

Dr. Edward Snyder Orthodontist

789 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.792.8900 • F:276.632.9083 snyderortho@verizon.net www.doctorsnyder.com Edward P. Snyder, Sherri Dickens Dentists & Orthodontists

Social Security Administration

3295 US Highway 29 Danville, VA 24540 866.331.5398 • F: 434.836.0934 www.socialsecurity.gov Adama Vacanti Government

Something Else, Inc.

PO Box 355, Blairs, VA 24527 434.836.0506 • F: 434.836.5839 somethingelseinc@comcast.net Barbara Conner Women’s Clothing

South Boston Speedway

1188 James Hagood Highway PO Box 1066, South Boston, VA 24592 434.572.4947 • F: 434.575.8992 info@southbostonspeedway.com www.southbostonspeedway.com Cathy Rice Attractions, Museums & Recreation

South Central Area Health Education Center

621 Broad Street, PO Box 117 Altavista, VA 24517 434.369.7703 • F: 434.369.1566 kennedyrb@yahoo.com 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 434.799.1741 • F: 434.799.1821 motoroil@gamewood.net Milo B. Abercrombie, Tommy Richie Oil & Gas Operators & Marketing

Southern Air, Inc.

2655 Lakeside Drive, PO Box 4205 Lynchburg, VA 24502 434.385.6200 • 800.743.1214 F: 434.385.4071 og.morcom@southern-air.com www.southern-air.com O. G. Morcom, Ben Wilkinson Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

Southern Office Machines Co., Inc.

523 Loyal Street, Danville, VA 24541 434.792.7422 • F: 434.799.0842 somco1@comcast.net Les Chaney Office-Supplies, Equipment, Furniture & Repair

Southern Piedmont Appraisals, Inc.

1058 Andrew Rd., Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.3843 • F: 434.656.8032 k.shelton@fairpoint.net Karen Shelton Real Estate Appraisers

Southern Refrigeration Corp.

498 Mount Cross Road Danville, VA 24540 434.797.3801 • F: 434.793.6908 www.southernrefcorp.com W. Jay Shelton Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

Southern States Chatham Cooperative

968 Halifax Rd., PO Box 347 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.4201 • F: 434.432.8765 www.southernstates-coop.com William “Bill” Nuckols III Agriculture

Southern States Co-Operative-Danville

742 Craghead St., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 819, Danville, VA 24543 434.793.2141 www.southernstates-coop.com Pam Chambers Agriculture

Southern Virginia Online LLC

1041 Chalk Level Road, PO Box 707 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.4097 • F: 603.804.7780 wayne.wilson@southernvirginia.com www.SouthernVirginia.com Wayne Wilson Services

Southside Business Technology Center

22 East Church Street, Suite 318 Martinsville, VA 24112 276.638.2523 • F:276.638.2669 evadoss@southsidebtc.org www.southsidebtc.org Eva Doss, Regina Haynes Business & Management Development & Consultants

Southside Cleaners 1370 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.836.6474

37 N. Main St., Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.0259 tom@southsidecleaners.biz www.southsidecleaners.biz Tom Crawley Cleaners

Southside Electric Coop.

2000 W. Virginia Avenue PO Box 7, Crewe, VA 23930 800.552.2118 • F: 434.645.1147 publicrelations@sec.coop www.sec.coop Frank Harris Utilities

Southside Manufacturing Corporation

201 Learner Lane, Blairs, VA 24527 PO Box 207, Danville, VA 24543 434.836.6347 • F: 434.836.1062 Larry Hinton, Patsy A. Meadows Manufacturers and Processors

Southside Paralegal Service

300 Willow Lane, Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.6347 • F: 434.656.6347 Kate Berger Services

Southside Virginia - SHRM

City of Danville 427 Patton Street, Danville, VA 24541 434.799.5241 • F: 434.797.8997 rivens@ci.danville.va.us www.ssvashrm.org Felicia Rivens King Organizations

J. W. Squire Company, Inc. 205 Hairston St., Danville, VA 24540 434.792.3822 • F: 434.793.1638 jwsquire@verizon.net Donald W. Merricks, Jerry R. Manning, Patti C. Merricks Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers

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Star-Tribune/ Womack Publishing

28 N. Main St., PO Box 111 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.2791 • F: 434.432.4033 news@chathamstartribune.com www.chathamstartribune.com Tim Davis Newspapers

State Farm Insurance

1500 State Farm Blvd. Charlottesville, VA 22909 434.872.5423 • F: 434.872.5060 melicca.lerman.nobd@statefarm.com www.statefarm.com/careers Melicca Lerman Insurance

State Farm Insurance & Financial Services

480 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.793.4344 • 434.728.2848 F: 434.793.4718 howell@danvilleagent.net www.danvilleagent.net R.D. Howell Insurance

State Farm Insurance David Satterfild, Agent

Coleman Marketplace 165 Holt Garrison Pkwy, Suite 590B Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 10189, Danville, VA 24543 434.835.1300 • F: 434.835.0264 david.satterfield.cj2g@statefarm.com www.satterfieldinsurance.com David Satterfield Insurance

State Farm-Donelson Insurance Agency, Inc.

413 Mt Cross Road, Suite 204 Danville, VA 24540 434.792.5405 willis@willisdonelson.com www.willisdonelson.com Willis D. Donelson Insurance

Steve Padgett’s Danville Honda

4050 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.793.7901 • F: 434.793.5230 mdaniel@mydanvillehonda.com www.mydanvillehonda.com Steve Padgett, C. Marie Daniel, Maggie Glenn Automotive

The Stone Shoppe, Inc.

757 Wilkerson Road Danville, VA 24540 434.792.9200 • F: 434.792.9400 stonecountertops@gmail.com Patrick McGarvey, Robert Ziegler Interior Decorators & Designers

Stratford Courtyard Conference Center

149 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.792.2672 • F: 434.791.3159 courtyardcc@yahoo.com www.courtyardconferencecenters.com Angela Perkins, Tobi Klauss Restaurants and Caterers

Stratford Healthcare Center

508 Rison St., Danville, VA 24541 434.799.4540 • F: 434.773.6997 Thomas Chesney Nursing Homes/Rehab/ Skilled Nursing

Stratford House

1111 Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.799.2266 • F: 434.799.2240 www.stratfordhouse.com Frank Campbell, Kathy Gray Retirement Complex

Stratford Tennis Club, Inc.

182 Shurchview Drive, PO Box 2737 Danville, VA 24540 434.799.9165 www.stratfordtennis.com Neda Haymore, Scot Harrison, Joni Yoder Attractions, Museums & Recreation

Summertime Pool & Spa, Inc.

970-A Mount Cross Road Danville, VA 24540 434.792.7665 • F: 434.792.8501 accounting@summertimepoolandspa.com www.summertimepoolandspa.com Kim Swain Swimming Pool Contractors, Service, Equipment & Maintenance

SunTrust Mortgage, Inc.

349 B Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.792.0363 • F: 434.792.0603 www.suntrust.com Lisa Shields, Sandy Shelton Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

Super-Sod

Swicegood Funeral Home

564 W. Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.792.5611 swicegoodfuneral@comcast.net Turner Swicegood Funeral Homes & Memorials

Sylvan Learning Center

Coleman Marketplace 165 Holt Garrison Pkwy, Suite 500B Danville, VA 24540 434.799.6900 • 800.338.2283 F: 434.799.3502 sylvaninfo@sylvandanville.com www.sylvanlearning.com Tim Rogers, Tom Jennings Schools, Colleges & Education

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Team Nurse, Inc.

2020 Riverside Drive, Suite B Danville, VA 24540 434.799.1959 • F: 434.799.1957 danville@teamnurse.com www.teamnurse.com Terri Fisher, Steve Mize Health Maintenance Organizations

TekaByte, Inc.

1311 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.836.3455 • F: 434.836.3411 tsaunders@tekabyte.com www.tekabyte.com Tim Saunders Computers-Computer Products

Telamon CorporationDanville

PO Box 1271, Eden, NC 27288 434.441.0408 • 336.665.0061 F: 336.939.7488 www.Super-Sod.com Mark Osborne Landscaping/Lawn Maintenance

1332-D Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.836.9071 • F: 434.836.9072 kbullano@telamon.org www.telamon.org Kathy Bullano, Teresa Anderson Employment Agencies

John S. Walden IV Inc. dba Superior Heating & A/C Co., Inc.

Telamon CorporationGretna

810 Industrial Ave., PO Box 2217 Danville, VA 24541 434.793.8337 • F: 434.797.5114 superior32@verizon.net John S. Walden, IV Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

Supply Resources, Inc.

308 Craghead Street, Suite 100 Danville, VA 24541 434.799.1999 • F: 434.799.1414 info@sripackaging.com www.sripackaging.com Rick Barker, Cindy Holshouser, Karen Sgrinia Services

Swedwood Danville LLC

100 Swedwood Drive Ringgold, VA 24586 434.822.6080 • F: 434.822.6081 www.swedwood.com George Patmore Manufacturers and Processors

111 Henry Street, PO Box 500 Gretna, VA 24557 434.656.8357 • F: 434.656.8356 www.telamon.org Robin Roark, Lynita Falls Services

Telvista, Inc.

119 Cane Creek Blvd. Danville, VA 24540 434.773.3100 • F: 434.773.3262 www.telvista.com Attila Cseh, Dawn Tilton Manufacturers and Processors

Thompson & Wyatt, Inc.

2321 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.797.4892, • F: 434.797.5906 Ronald J. Thompson Real Estate

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Thompson Insurance Services

615 S. Main St., Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.6211 • F: 434.432.3603 thompsoninsurance@verizon.net www.thompsoninsservices.com Bob Thompson, Jessie Broskie Insurance

Thunder Road Harley-Davidson

4960 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.822.2453 • F: 434.483.4909 www.thunderroadhd.com Vann Pierce, Scott Harville, Jackie Pierce Retailers

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation

7724 Garland Circle #G Roanoke, VA 24092 540.563.5700 • F: 540.563.4039 Dean Colozza Services

Tightsqueeze Hardware

220 Tightsqueeze Road Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.2512 • F: 434.432.2526 rachel@tightsqueezehardware.com www.tightsqueezehardware.com Rachel del Campo Gatewood, Tyrone Kelly, Dan Lambert Retailers

Times Fiber Communications, Inc.

380 Tightsqueeze Industrial Road Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.1800, • F: 434.432.1836 www.timesfiber.com Larry Carroll, Sam Brantingham Manufacturers and Processors

Todd Breaux State Farm and Financial Services

13995 US Highway 29, Suite 700 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.5461 • F: 434.432.8159 todd@toddbreaux.com www.toddbreaux.com Todd Breaux Insurance

Tomahawk Mill Winery

9221 Anderson Mill Road Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.1063 • F: 434.432.2037 tomahawk@gamewood.net www.tomahawkmill.com Corky Medaglia, Nancy Medaglia Attractions, Museums & Recreation

Tower Square Securities Inc.

2276 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 122 Danville, VA 24540 434.836.0604 • F: 434.836.5058 peter.howard@chatmosscable.com Peter Howard Insurance

Townes Funeral Home, Inc.

215 W. Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.793.1211 • F: 434.799.3991 townesfuneralhome@verizon.net www.townesfuneralhome.com David L. Fuquay, Gordon Darkis, Michael Parrish Funeral Homes & Memorials


TPC Acquisition, LLC DBA My Twinn

100 My Twinn Lane Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.8832 • F: 434.432.8948 cs@mytwinn.com•www.mytwinn.com Melvin Austin, Craig Currie Manufacturers and Processors

Train with Dave Fitness Training

PO Box 1073, Danville, VA 24543 434.728.0952 trainwithdaveg@yahoo.com www.trainwithdave.com Dave Gluhareff Fitness Centers/Trainers

Trane

104 Trade Street, Suite A Danville, VA 24541 434.793.4822 • F: 434.793.4681 hwheeler@trane.com www.trane.com Heather Wheeler, Mark Fore, Gary Greene Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

Triangle Cycles North

2104 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24540 434.799.8000 • F: 434.799.1838 sales@trianglecyclesnorth.com www.TriangleCyclesNorth.com Rusty Reynolds Retailers

Tune & Toler, Inc.

10432 US Highway 29 Blairs, VA 24527 434.836.5100 • F: 434.836.7633 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 434.792.9531 • F: 434.792.9532 Travis McClanahan Jan Brink Manufacturers and Processors

United Country Southern Properties

2135 South Boston Road Danville, VA 24540 434.792.7850 • F: 434.792.7852 davisforestry@verizon.net www.ucsouthernproperties.com Jeff Davis Real Estate

United Way of DanvillePittsylvania County

308 Craghead Street, Suite 104 Danville, VA 24541 434.792.3700 • F: 434.791.3187 dpuway@gmail.com www.dpuway.org Patrick Jinks, Faith Stamps, Joy Stone Organizations

URW Community Federal Credit Union

539 Arnett Blvd., Danville, VA 24540 434.793.1278 • F: 434.799.0949 Cheryl Doss, Lyn Farley 364 Lowes Drive, Suite H Danville, VA 24540 Garry Martin smoore@urwfcu.org•www.urwfcu.org Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

City Hall, 427 Patton Street, Room 208 Danville, VA 24541 434.791.5174 • 434.791.5175 F: 434.797.8919 rarno@dcc.vccs.edu www.coopercenter.org Randal E. Arno Services

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Vaden & Associates, Inc.

525 Main St., Danville, VA 24541 434.792.0612 • F: 434.799.8018 dvaden1@verizon.net Dan Vaden, Vickie Vaden Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery

Verizon

100 Maxine Rd., Danville, VA 24541 43.793.4647 • F: 434.793.2874 www.unilin.com Sharon Gavitt, Bert Eades Manufacturers and Processors

Unique Industries

Verizon Wireless Zone

225 Toy Lane, Blairs, VA 24527 434.835.0068 • F: 434.836.6480 www.favors.com Kathryn Harris, Bill Davis, Frank Fox Distribution and Warehouses Manufacturers and Processors

Virginia Uranium Inc.

Virginia Bank & Trust

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10372.E Martinsville Highway Danville, VA 24541 434.685.3062 • F: 434.685.3062 info@victoriacatherine.com www.victoriacatherine.com Catherine Shelton, Jordan Curtis Specialty Shops 336 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 3447, Danville, VA 24543 434.793.6411 • F: 434.797.5960 R. Gillispie, J. Hankins, Jr., E. Roberts, R. Smith, Jr., R. J. Weaver 1312 South Boston Road Danville, VA 24540 434.793.6411 • F: 434.797.5960 Eddie Hite 3300 North Main Street Ext. Danville, VA 24540 434.793.6411 • F: 434.797.5960 Melinda S. Finney 4080 Franklin Trpk, Danville, VA 24540 434.793.6411 • F: 434.797.5960 Scott Harper 10370 Martinsville Highway Danville, VA 24541 434.793.6411 • F: 434.797.5960 Jo Setliff 2600 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24541 434.793.6411 • F: 434.797.5960 Edward Shealy 55 N. Main Street, Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.2265 contactus@vabanktr.com www.vabanktr.com Amy Elliott Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

VA Department of Rehabilitative Services

5415 Airport Road, NW Roanoke, VA 24012 800.837.4966: Residential 800.826.2355: Business www.verizon.com Steve Cronemeyer Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone

Unilin-Columbia Flooring

Victoria Catherine LLC

Coleman MarketPlace 145 Holt Garrison Parkway, Suite 210 Danville, VA 24540 434.797.2970 • F: 434.797.2972 margaret.howell@wireless-zone.com Margaret Howell, Allison A. Pritchett, R.D. Howell Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone

211 Nor-Dan Drive, Suite 1055 Danville, VA 24540 434.549.8210 • F: 434.791.5321 www.vadrs.org Rebecca Mitchell, Doriane Mills Organizations

Virginia Employment Commission

211 Nor Dan Drive, #1055 Danville, VA 24540 434.549.8220 • F: 434.791.5290 danville@vec.virginia.gov www.vaemploy.com Ralph C. Price Employment Agencies

VIRginia International Raceway

1245 Pine Tree Rd., Alton, VA 24520 434.822.7700 • F: 434.822.8033 info@virclub.com • www.virnow.com Connie Nyholm, Sandie Currie, Terrie Lantor Attractions, Museums & Recreation

Virginia Technical Institute

231 Woodlawn Heights Road PO Drawer 399, Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.1065 • F: 434.432.1067 nthornton@vauinc.com www.virginiauranium.com Nina Thornton, Patrick Wales Engineers/Architects/Surveyors

W-L Construction & Paving Inc.

239 Eastwood Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.773.2400 • F: 434.773.2414 www.oldcastlematerials.com Douglas Dawson, Kristi H. Brizendine Paving Contractors

Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Co.

3346 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.792.1474 • F: 434.799.6318 joshua.ring@wachovia.com www.wachovia.com Josh Ring, Mary Cline, Lynn Cross Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

Wal-Mart #1465

515 Mt. Cross Rd., Danville, VA 24541 434.799.6902 • F: 434.792.1885 www.walmart.com Lisa Ratcliffe Department Stores

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

3330 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.799.9600 www.wellsfargoadvisors.com David Holshouser, Mike Payne Financial & Investment Companies

W. A. Wells & Associates

708 Mount Cross Road, Suite A Danville, VA 24540 434.793.6611 • F: 434.793.6612 wawells@gmail.com www.nationwide.com/wawells W.A. Wells, III Insurance

Wendy’s, Catie Food Systems, Inc.

3260 Riverside Drive PO Box 4067, Danville, VA 24540 434.836.6436 • F: 434.836.6632 www.wendys.com B. Haymore, M. Pike, S. Rankin, D. Rumaker Restaurants and Caterers

Drs. Wentz & Manry

501 Rison Street, Suite 110 Danville, VA 24541 434.792.5134 • F: 434.791.2919 Herbert C. Manry, William Wentz, Jr. Dentists & Orthodontists

201 Ogden Rd., Altavista, VA 24517 434.369.8200 • F: 434.369.8400 kateb@virginiatechnicalinstitute.org www.virginiatechnicalinstitute.org Kate Blair, Lance McClure Schools, Colleges & Education

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West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board

730 East Church Street, Suite 24 PO Box 4043, Martinsville, VA 24115 276.656.6190 • F:276.656.6092 kim@wpwin.org • www.wpwin.org Kim Adkins, Zach Ferguson, Selma Graves Organizations

Westchester Square Apartments

431 Hermitage Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.799.4056 • 336.379.0123 F: 434.799.5780 westchestersquare@localnet.com www.westchestersquareapartments.com Ernie Jordan, Charles P. Younce Apartments

Western Sizzlin Steak House of Danville, Inc.

3211 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24541 434.792.4000 • F: 434.797.4163 westernsizzlin3211@verizon.net www.western-sizzlin.com Charles Mantooth Restaurants and Caterers

Westover Christian Academy

5665 Riverside Drive Danville, VA 24541 434.822.0800 • F: 434.822.0441 sweeks@wbmin.org www.westoverministries.org Shawn Weeks, Nancy Hamlett Schools, Colleges & Education

Robert H. Whitt, Jr., Attorney at Law

217 Lynn Street, Suite 110 Danville, VA 24541 434.792.2350 • F: 434.799.4149 whittlaw@comcast.net www.robertwhittlaw.com Robert H. Whitt, Jr. Attorneys

Wilkins & Co. Realtors

428 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.797.4007 • F: 434.797.4020 wilkinsandco@comcast.net www.wilkinsandco.com Hampton Wilkins, Tammy Moser, Sarah Welch Real Estate

Wilkinson Consulting & CPA, PLC

299 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540 434.797.4300 • F: 434.797.4304 steve@wilkinsoncpa.com www.wilkinsoncpa.com Steve Wilkinson, Aaron Walters Accountants and Tax Services

Williams Transportation and Storage, Inc.

1428 Goodyear Blvd., PO Box 2159 Danville, VA 24541 434.791.2980 • F: 434.791.2983 cwatson@leitransport.com www.leitransport.com Larry H. Williams, Brandon Williams, Jeff Williams Moving & Storage

Williamsburg Village Apartments

343 Hermitage Dr., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 5111, Danville, VA 24540 434.797.2517 • 434.548.5815 quinn481@comcast.net John & Jan Quinn Apartments

Wings & Things

Sherwood Shopping Center 158 Arnett Blvd., Danville, VA 24540 Michael Shutov Restaurants and Caterers

Winstead Insurance

600 West Main Street Danville, VA 24541 434.797.2493 • F: 434.797.2060 winsteadinsgroup@comcast.net Adam Winstead Insurance

Wireless Concepts

747 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24541 434.792.5236 • 434.441.0561 F: 434.792.1339 David Orrell Communications-Telecommunications and Telephone

Womack Electric & Supply Co.

518 Newton St., Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 521, Danville, VA 24543 434.793.3131 • 800.806.3710 F: 434.792.8256 neaton@womackelectric.com www.womackelectric.com N. G. Eaton, IIl, Kyle Glenn Contractors and Suppliers - Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

Robert Woodall Chevrolet, Inc.

1063 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24540 PO Box 110, Danville, VA 24543 434.797.1411 • F: 434.792.7452 rwoodall@woodallauto.com www.woodallauto.com Robert M. Woodall, Jr., Robbie Woodall Automotive

Woods Rogers PLC

341 Main Street, Suite 302 Danville, VA 24541 434.797.8200 • F: 434.797.8214 monioudis@woodsrogers.com www.woodsrogers.com Anthony H. Monioudis, Michael A. Cole, RJ Lackey, Attorneys

Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home

703 N. Main St., Danville, VA 24540 434.793.5511 • F: 434.793.5516 www.wrenn-yeatts.com R. Bennett, S. Bennett, K. Whitt III, J. Williams Funeral Homes & Memorials

Linwood Wright

714 Lansbury Dr., Danville, VA 24540 434.836.2511 wrighlin@gamewood.net Individuals

WSET, Incorporated

710 Grove Street, Suite A Danville, VA 24541 434.797.3566 • F: 434.797.9813 www.wset.com LuAnneLong,SarahBloom,LenStevens Television/Cable

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A.L. Yeatts General Contractor, Inc.

1639 Oak Grove Road, PO Box 69 Keeling, VA 24566 434.793.9413 • F: 434.793.4799 alyeatts@gamewood.net Alvin L. Yeatts Construction - Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers

Coleman B. Yeatts

761 Cherrystone Road Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.9472 Individuals

J. D. Yeatts & Son, Inc.

680 Lynn Street, Danville, VA 24541 PO Box 801, Danville, VA 24543 434.797.1277 • F: 434.797.2066 www.jdyeatts.com Robert Yeatts Wholesalers

Yeatts, Overbey & Ramsey

4 North Main Street, PO Box 459 Chatham, VA 24531 434.432.2531 • F: 434.432.3510 Jesse W. Overbey, Linda F. Ramsey Attorneys

YMCA of Danville

810 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 434.792.0621 • F: 434.797.2892 sarah.folmar@gamewood.net www.ymcadanville.org Sarah Folmar, Kim Hensley Organizations

Yoder’s Amish Market

970-C Mt. Cross Road Danville, VA 24540 434.799.5887 liz@yodersamishmarket.com www.yodersamishmarket.com Liz Smith, Trish Sawyer Specialty Shops

Yorktowne Cabinetry

2000 Cane Creek Blvd. Ringgold, VA 24586 434.773.7550 • F: 434.773.7591 www.yorktownecabinetry.com Mike McMacken, Steve Ostasiewski Manufacturers and Processors

YWCA Danville/ Pittsylvania County

750 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 434.792.1522 • F: 434.792.0644 ywca3@verizon.net Carol Lawson, Laura Meder Attractions, Museums & Recreation, Organizations


Accountants & Tax Services

Howard W. Bolton III, CPA, PC............84 CMA Financial Services LLC...............85 Computer Bookkeeping & Tax Service Inc...............................86 Foster & Dorr, PC....................................89 Garrett’s Tax Service..............................89 Goodman & Company, LLP................90 H & R Block...............................................90 Harris, Harvey, Neal & Co., LLP, CPA’s.................................90 Peyton R. Hatcher, CPA........................91 Jackson Hewitt Tax Service................91 Johnson CPA, PLLC & Consulting.....92 Liberty Tax Service................................92 Refund Express.......................................95 Snead and Williams, P.L.L.C................97 Wilkinson Consulting & CPA, PLC........................................ 100

Agriculture

K&K Owen Farms, Inc...........................92 Pittsylvania County Agricultural Development Board........................95 Pittsylvania County Farm Bureau.....95 Southern States Chatham Cooperative....................97 Co-Operative-Danville...................97

Apartments

Colonial Ridge Apartments...............85 Danville House.......................................87 Lynn Street Lofts Apartments...........92 SleepyGoat Cheese...............................97 Westchester Square Apartments.. 100 Williamsburg Village Apartments..................................... 100

Assisted Living

Abingdon Place of Danville...............82 Emeritus of Danville Assisted Living..................................88

Attorneys

Carter Craig Attorneys at Law...........84 Clement & Wheatley.............................85 Daniel, Medley & Kirby, P.C.................86 Gardner, Barrow, Sharpe & Reynolds, P.C..................................89 Law Office of Greg T. Haymore, P.C......................................91 Mark B. Holland, P.C..............................91 Law Offices of Michael P. Regan, P.C............................................95 Robert T. Vaughan, Jr., P.C...................96 Robert H. Whitt, Jr., Attorney at Law............................. 100 Woods Rogers PLC............................. 100 Yeatts, Overbey & Ramsey............... 100

Attractions, Museums & Recreation

American Armoured Foundation, Inc.................................82 Cooper’s Radio Controlled Race Center........................................86 Dan River Grand Prix............................86 Danville Braves.......................................86 Danville Golf Club.................................87 Danville/Pittsylvania County Fair Association.................................87 Danville Science Center......................87 Danville Symphony Orchestra..........87 DMR Adventures....................................88 Fun-Time Amusements.......................89 Gretna Little Theatre, Inc.....................90 Gretna Theatre........................................90 Riverside Lanes.......................................96 South Boston Speedway.....................97 Stratford Tennis Club, Inc....................98 Tomahawk Mill Winery........................98 VIRginia International Raceway.......99

Directory Index Ashbrook Audiology & Hearing Aid Center, Inc..................83 Audiology Hearing Aid Associates.. 83

Jinks Perspective Group, LLC.............91 Listen to Life Too, LLC...........................92 Longwood SBDC - Danville................92 Southside Business Technology Center..........................97

Automotive

Campground

Audiologists/Hearing Aid Specialists

Atkinson Truck Sales.............................83 AutoCycle LLC.........................................83 AVRC - Advanced Vehicle Research Center................................83 Barber Automotive & Truck Center, Inc...............................83 Barkhouser Ford Lincoln Mercury...83 Blackwell Automotive, Inc..................84 Charles’ Auto Body Repair, Inc..........85 Danville Collision Center.....................86 Danville Toyota, Inc...............................87 Don’s Auto Recycling...........................88 Enterprise Rent-A-Car..........................88 Goodyear Auto Service Center.........90 Goodyear Tire Center/ Goodyear Gemini Store.................90 J & J Truck Sales, Inc..............................91 Meadows Auto Center, Inc.................93 Meadows Service Center, Inc............93 O’Reillys Auto Parts...............................94 Riverside BP.............................................96 Semones Automotive..........................96 Steve Padgett’s Danville Honda.......98 Robert Woodall Chevrolet, Inc....... 100

Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

American National Bank & Trust Company..............................82 BB&T...........................................................83 Carter Bank & Trust................................84 Farm Credit of the Virginias ACA Chatham Branch...............................89 First Citizens Bank.................................89 First State Bank.......................................89 Gold Star Mortgage Services............90 Piedmont Credit Union.......................94 River Community Bank, NA...............96 SunTrust Mortgage, Inc.......................98 URW Community Federal Credit Union.......................................99 Virginia Bank & Trust.............................99 Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Co...............99

Boat Dealers & Marine Supplies

Hughes Marine Service, Inc...............91

Building Materials

Builder’s Discount Center of Danville, Inc........................................84 Danville Insulating & Window Company, Inc.....................................87 Danville Paint & Supply Co.................87 Saunders Building Supply, Inc..........96

Business & Management Development & Consultants

ACT Training & Development, LLC..82 ActionCoach............................................82 American Forest Mngt., Inc................82 Dale Carnegie Training........................86 Dan River Business Development Center......................86 GENEDGE ALLIANCE (formerly VPMEP).............................89

Paradise Lake & Campground...........94

Carpet & Rug Dealers/Cleaning

Carpetland USA of Danville, Inc.......84 Chem-Dry of Southern VA..................85 Davis & Davis Floor Covering............87 Hills Carpet & Tile Cleaning................91 Newcomb Carpet, Inc..........................93

Cement, Sand, Gravel & Stone/Concrete

Chandler Concrete Company............85 Danville Ready Mix...............................87

Child Development & Day Care

Community Improvement Council, Inc.........................................86 Just Kids Child Develop. Center.......92 Kid-Konnection Child Development Center......................92

Chiropractors

Dr. John Hoffman D.C...........................91 Manning Chiropractic..........................92

Cleaners

Martinizing Dry Cleaning...................92 Southside Cleaners...............................97

CommunicationsTelecommunications and Telephone

AT&T Mobility..........................................83 CenturyLink.............................................85 Chatham Communications................85 FairPoint Communications................89 G & W Associates....................................89 Gamewood, Inc......................................89 Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative........................................93 Network Innovations LLC...................93 NTELOS......................................................94 Verizon......................................................99 Verizon Wireless Zone..........................99 Wireless Concepts.............................. 100

Computers-Computer Products

Computer Clinic Inc..............................86 Fast-Teks On Site Computer Services..........................89 TekaByte, Inc...........................................98

Construction Homebuilders, General Contractors, Developers

P. L. Anderson & Son Contractors....83 Blair Construction, Inc..........................84 Daniel Builders LLC...............................86 M. R. Dishman & Sons, Inc..................88 EVE, INC.....................................................88 Fire Sprinkler, Ltd...................................89 Holbrook Enterprises...........................91

Marshall Construction Company.....92 Moss Home Improvement, Inc.........93 Bob Newnam Builders.........................93 Poteat Construction Inc......................95 Renewable Engineered Systems......95 Sheets Roofing, Inc...............................97 J. W. Squire Company, Inc...................97 A.L. Yeatts General Contractor, Inc................................ 100

Contractors & Suppliers Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical

Advanced Building Technologies Incorporated..........82 Airside Distributing Co........................82 CED/All Phase Electric Supply Company..............................84 Centech Service Corporation............84 CRB Electric, Inc......................................86 Dameron Plumbing & Heating, Inc........................................86 Elliott Electric Service Inc....................88 Moore’s Electrical & Mechanical.......93 Riverview Plumbing & Heating, Inc........................................96 Ross Electric, Inc.....................................96 Southern Air, Inc....................................97 Southern Refrigeration Corp.............97 John S. Walden IV Inc. dba Superior Heating & A/C Co., Inc....................98 Trane..........................................................99 Tune & Toler, Inc.....................................99 Womack Electric & Supply Co........ 100

Dance - Studios & Instruction Danville Academy of Dance, Inc.......86

Dentists & Orthodontists

Donald G. Cairns, DDS, PC..................84 David D. Childress, DDS.......................85 Danville Dental Associates.................86 Donna F. Helton, DDS, PC...................91 Gregory D. Howard, D.D.S...................91 Dr. Geoffrey Johnson DDS P.C...........92 Malcolm J. Mallery, DDS......................92 Dr. Edward Snyder - Orthodontist...97 Drs. Wentz & Manry..............................99

Department Stores

Belk.............................................................83 Wal-Mart #1465......................................99

Distribution & Warehouses

Allied Supply Corporation of Danville...........................................82 Atlantic Packaging................................83 Piedmont Big Sale, Inc.........................94 Unique Industries..................................99

Distributors

Avon Products........................................83 Blue Ridge Beverage............................84 Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated.....................................85 Cookie Lee...............................................86 Danville Distributing Company, Inc..87 Lawrence Distributing Company.....92 Mary Kay Cosmetics.............................93 Pepsi Beverages Company.................94

Drug Stores/Pharmacies

Chatham Family Pharmacy................85 Commonwealth Pharmacy................86 Gretna Drug Company, Inc................90 Modern Pharmacy, Inc.........................93 Professional Pharmacy, Inc................95

Employment Agencies

Adecco.......................................................82 AmeriStaff Employment & Staffing Solutions.............................82 Debbie’s Staffing....................................87 Kelly Services, Inc..................................92

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Piedmont Staffing & Employment Solutions..................95 Telamon Corporation-Danville.........98 Virginia Employment Commission.99

Engineers/Architects/ Surveyors

Dewberry..................................................88 LE&D Professionals, PC........................92 Reynolds-Clark Development, Inc... 96 Shanks Associates, P.C..........................97 Virginia Uranium Inc.............................99

Financial & Investment Companies

Alcova Mortgage...................................82 Allied Home Mortgage........................82 R.J. Baldwin Agency Inc.......................83 CIT...............................................................85 Davenport & Company LLC...............87 Edward Jones..........................................88 Edward Jones Investments................88 Prescott Financial Management......95 Raymond James Financial Services, Inc........................................95 Scott & Stringfellow..............................96 See Enterprises, L.P., L.L.P....................96 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC...................99

Fitness Centers/Trainers

Curves of Danville.................................86 Divine Fitness..........................................88 Fitness Divas, LLC...................................89 Train with Dave Fitness Training......99

Florists

B & W Floral Designs Inc......................83 H.W. Brown Florist.................................84 Giles-Flowerland and Caterers..........90 Motley Florist..........................................93

Food Service/Grocery Stores/Convenience

Markets

Canteen Food and Vending Services..............................84 DVF Foodservice, Inc............................88 Global Food Connection, Inc.............90 Old Dutch Supermarkets....................94 Piggly Wiggly of Danville, Inc............95 Sheetz #306.............................................97

Funeral Homes & Memorials

Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Inc... 85 Finch & Finch, Inc. Funeral and Cremation Service...................89 Miller Funeral Home, Inc.....................93 Norris Funeral Services........................94 Oakes Memorials & Signs, Inc...........94 Smith Funeral Services, Inc................97 Swicegood Funeral Home..................98 Townes Funeral Home, Inc.................98 Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home........... 100

Furniture

Ashley Furniture Home Store............83 Badcock Furniture.................................83 Furniture Depot, Inc.............................89 M & M Furniture Company.................92 Schewel Furniture Company.............96 Sherwood House Furniture...............97

Glass

Piedmont Glass......................................94

Government

Town of Chatham..................................85 Clerk of Circuit Court Danville, VA...85 City of Danville.......................................86 Town of Gretna.......................................90 Delegate Danny Marshall’s Office....92 Pittsylvania County...............................95 Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors....................................95

Danville Regional Medical Center...87

Dorton Insurance Agency..................88 R. Allan Easley Insurance Agency....88 Gateway Health Alliance, Inc.............89 Insurance Junction...............................91 Lavinder Group and Associates........92 Moore Insurance Agency...................93 Nationwide Insurance..........................93 Nationwide Insurance - Brandon Scearce Insurance Agency, Inc....93 New Beginnings Insurance Services, Inc........................................93 Old Dominion Insurance Services, Inc........................................94 Riverside Insurance Agency, Inc.......96 Sellers Insurance Agency, Inc............96 State Farm Insurance............................98 State Farm Insurance & Financial Services.............................98 State Farm Insurance David Satterfild, Agent...................98 State Farm-Donelson Insurance Agency, Inc....................98 Thompson Insurance Services..........98 Todd Breaux State Farm and Financial Services....................98 Tower Square Securities Inc...............98 W. A. Wells & Associates......................99 Winstead Insurance........................... 100

Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

Interior Decorators & Designers

Pittsylvania County Commissioner Of The Revenue................................95 Pittsylvania County Sheriff Department/Jail...............................95 Social Security Administration.........97

Health Maintenance Organizations

Associates in Mental Health Services, PC........................................83 Commonwealth Home Health Group.....................................85 Dietz Nutritional Consulting , LLC...88 Free Clinic of Danville..........................89 Get Fit Dan River Region.....................90 Hallmark Home Health Care..............90 Home Recovery HomeAid..................91 Piedmont Access to Health Services.................................94 Piedmont Regional Feeding & Oral-Motor Clinic, LLC.................95 Romar MedEquip...................................96 South Central Area Health Education Center.............................97 Team Nurse, Inc......................................98

Hospitals

Best Western Windsor Inn and Suites....................................84 Breezy Oaks Farm House B & B.........84 Comfort Inn & Suites............................85 Courtyard by Marriott..........................86 Daly Seven, Inc.......................................86 Danville Super-8....................................87 Days Inn-Yanceyville.............................87 The II Georges Inn.................................90 Hampton Inn...........................................90 Hampton Inn Smith Mountain Lake-Gretna.......................................90 Holiday Inn Express Danville.............91 Innkeeper - North..................................91 Innkeeper - West....................................91 Lawson-Overbey Inn............................92 Oak Haven Properties..........................94 Sleep Inn & Suites..................................97

Brenda Brokaw Interiors, LLC............84 Piedmont Kitchen & Bath...................94 Rock on Wood, LLC...............................96 The Stone Shoppe, Inc. .......................98

Individuals

Manufacturers & Processors

Shahnaz M. Ahmed...............................82 George E. Carter, Jr................................84 Dale Castiglione.....................................84 John W. Collins........................................85 Hayako O. Cook......................................86 Glenn D. Giles..........................................90 Cesar Guanzon.......................................90 Lou A. Harris............................................91 Charles R. Hawkins................................91 Bobby G. Hutson....................................91 O.W. Mahan..............................................92 Bill McMann.............................................93 C. Edward Neal.......................................93 Donald P. Nodtvedt...............................93 Irene Parham...........................................94 Jack Ryland..............................................96 Russell L. Scruggs..................................96 Henry I. Slayton, Jr.................................97 Linwood Wright.................................. 100 Coleman B. Yeatts............................... 100

Insurance

AFLAC, Independent Agent...............82 Bankers Insurance, LLC........................83 Bankers Insurance/ Carter Bank & Trust..........................83 Terry Blakely State Farm Insurance.84 Chatham Insurance Agency..............85 Cochran Insurance Agency, Inc........85 Elbridge G. Coles Insurance Agency.................................................85 Danville Insurance Agency................87 Designed Benefits of Virginia, Inc....87

Janitors, Equipment & Supplies

Piedmont Maid Service.......................94 ServiceMaster Commercial Cleaning.....................97

Landscaping/Lawn Maintenance

All Seasons Enterprises........................82 Coleman Lawn Care..............................85 Morris Landscape Designs.................93 Roots & Shoots Landscaping, Inc.....96 Super-Sod................................................98 A. C. Furniture, Inc.................................82 Columbia Forest Products..................85 Cook Composites & Polymers...........86 DanChem Technologies, Inc..............86 Eastern Panel Manufacturing, Inc....88 Ecomnets..................................................88 EIT (South), LLC.......................................88 Electronic Development Labs, Inc... 88 The Entwistle Company......................88 Essel Propack...........................................88 The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.............................90 Intertape Polymer Group....................91 Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company.92 Lorillard Tobacco Co.............................92 Luna Nanoworks....................................92 Multi-Wall Packaging Corporation.. 93 Nestle USA, Inc.......................................93 Owens-Illinois.........................................94 Piedmont BioProducts LLC................94 Piedmont Precision Machine Co., Inc..................................................94 ReyChem Co., A Div. of Reynolds Chemical Co....................95 Riverside Roof Truss, LLC.....................96 Sartomer USA, LLC................................96 Shorewood Packaging Corp. of Virginia............................................97 Southside Manufacturing Corporation........................................97 Swedwood Danville LLC.....................98 Telvista, Inc...............................................98 Times Fiber Communications, Inc...98

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TPC Acquisition, LLC DBA My Twinn...................................99 Unarco Industries Inc...........................99 Unilin-Columbia Flooring...................99 Unique Industries..................................99 Yorktowne Cabinetry........................ 100

Moving & Storage

Davis Storage & Warehouse, Inc.......87 Divine Movers.........................................88 Iron Guard Storage...............................91 Williams Transportation and Storage, Inc............................. 100

Newspapers

Danville Register & Bee.......................87 Evince Magazine....................................88 Piedmont Shopper................................95 Star-Tribune/Womack Publishing....98

Nursing Homes/Rehab/ Skilled Nursing

Chatham Health and Rehabilitation Center.....................85 Gretna Health & Rehabilitation Center.....................90 Piney Forest Healthcare Center........95 Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center.....................96 Roman Eagle Memorial Home, Inc..96 Stratford Healthcare Center ..............98

Office-Supplies, Equipment, Furniture & Repair

Barrows Business Environments......83 Bassett Office Supply...........................83 Benton-Thomas Office Products......83 DocuSystems Company, Inc..............88 Office Plus Business Centre................94 Southern Office Machines Co., Inc..97

Oil & Gas Operators & Marketing

Abercrombie Oil Company, Inc........82 Central Oil................................................85 Davenport Energy, Inc.........................87 Hardy Petroleum....................................90 Southeast Energy, Inc. DBA Motor Oils.................................97

Optical, Optometrists, Opticians & Optical Labs

Blankenship & Davis Opticians.........84 Dr. Nancy Coppic Clark........................85 Dominion Eye Center...........................88 Family Eyecare Center..........................89 Harman Eye Center of Danville.........90 Piedmont Regional Eye Center and Optical Shop.............................94 Saxon, Angle & Associates Optometrists......................................96

Organizations

Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter..............82 Better Business Bureau-Western VA.84 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area, Inc.............................84 Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area.....................................84 CarVaGa Industries Inc.........................84 Chatham Cares, Inc./The Community Center at Chatham.85 The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.................86 Crisis Line of Danville/ Pittsylvania County.........................86 Danville Arc, Inc......................................86 Danville Area Association for Arts & Humanities............................86 Danville Area Council of Community Services.......................86 Danville Area Humane Society, Inc..86


Danville Education Association........87 Danville Life Saving Crew...................87 Danville Pittsylvania Community Services.......................87 Danville Pittsylvania County Habitat for Humanity......................87 Danville Public Library.........................87 Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority...........................87 Danville Regional Foundation..........87 Downtown Danville Association......88 Fraternal Order of Eagles Piedmont Aerie 4420...........................................89 God’s Pit Crew, Inc.................................90 God’s Storehouse, Inc...........................90 Goodwill Industries of Danville Area, Inc.............................90 Hughes Memorial Foundation.........91 Pittsylvania County Community Action, Inc...........................................95 Pittsylvania County Department of Social Services..............................95 Pittsylvania County Economic Development....................................95 Pittsylvania County Public Library System..................................95 Pittsylvania Education Association.95 Retail Merchants Association............95 Southside Virginia - SHRM..................97 United Way of Danville Pittsylvania County.........................99 VA Department of Rehabilitative Services...................99 West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board......................... 100 YMCA of Danville................................ 100 YWCA Danville/Pittsylvania Co...... 100

Paving Contractors

Adams Construction Company Southside Division...........................82 Art Stanley Paving Specialist, Inc.....83 W-L Construction & Paving Inc.........99

Pest Control Services

Four Seasons Pest Control, Inc..........89 Orkin Pest Control.................................94

Photography/Studio

Alan Dalton Photography..................82 Bobby Carlsen Photography, Inc.....84 Jinks Perspective Group, LLC.............91

Physicians & Surgeons

Ambulatory Foot Care Center PC....82 Dr. B. R. Ashby.........................................83 Cardiology Consultants of Danville, Inc........................................84 Centra........................................................85 Chatham Family Medical Center......85 Danville Orthopedic Clinic, Inc.........87 Danville Pathologists, Inc...................87 Danville Surgical Center, Inc..............87 Danville Women’s Care, P.C................87 Patricia Duprey, MD..............................88 OB-Gyn Associates of Danville, Inc...................................94 Piedmont Health & Wellness.............94 Piedmont PrimeCare............................94

Printers, Publishers, Typesetters, Graphics & Embroidery

Captain Copy, Inc...................................84 Custom Embroidery Inc......................86 Ennis, Inc...................................................88 Journal Communications, Inc...........92 The Logo Shoppe..................................92 McCain Printing Company, Inc.........93 Piedmont Printing & Graphics Inc...94 PIP Printing..............................................95 Premier Graphics...................................95 Rocky Womack Communications....96 Showcase Magazine.............................97

Vaden & Associates, Inc.......................99

Radio Stations

Piedmont Broadcasting Corp., WBTM/WAKG.....................................94 WWDN 104.5FM 1045TheDan.com and 1580AM.................................... 100

Real Estate

Aaron W. Johnson Auction - Realty................................82 Coldwell Banker Johnson Realty......85 Community Enterprises......................86 Dan River Region Assoc. of Realtors...........................................86 ERA-Holley & Lewis Realty Company, Inc.....................................88 Hamilton Properties of Danville, LLC..................................90 MJRW, INC................................................93 Prudential Manasco Realty................95 Prudential Waterfront Properties....95 Shields Auction & Realty Co., Inc......97 Simpson Realty Company..................97 Thompson & Wyatt, Inc.......................98 United Country Southern Properties........................99 Wilkins & Co. Realtors........................ 100

Real Estate Appraisers

Maurakis Appraisal Services, Inc......93 Southern Piedmont Appraisals, Inc..97

Rentals-Equipment & Furniture

Aaron’s.......................................................82 Matthews Sanitation Services, LLC.93

Restaurants and Caterers

BISTRO 1888............................................84 Bojangles - Mountain Food Services....................................84 Bojangles - Tri-Arc Foods, Inc............84 Carini’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria............84 Danview Restaurant, Inc.....................86 Dell’Anno’s Pizzeria...............................87 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit...........................88 El Vallarta Mexican Restaurant, Inc..................................88 The Fast Lane Diner..............................89 Fenders Wine Bar & Bistro/ A Moveable Feast.............................89 Golden Corral (Platinum Corral, LLC).....................90 Golden Skillet..........................................90 Main Street Coffee Emporium..........92 Mama Possums......................................92 Mama Rosa’s Italian Restaurant........92 Mary’s Diner.............................................93 McDonald’s of Chatham......................93 Mount Hermon Courtyard Conference Center...........................93 Outback Steakhouse............................94 Poogie’s Buffet & Grill...........................95 San Marcos Mexican Restaurant......96 Short Sugar’s BBQ..................................97 Stratford Courtyard Conference Center...........................98 Wendy’s, Catie Food Systems, Inc........................................99 Western Sizzlin Steak House of Danville, Inc................................ 100 Wings & Things.................................... 100

Retailers

All Star Sports Inc..................................82 Awards & Trophy Shop & Custom Framing...............................83 Barbee Fabrics of Danville, Inc..........83 Bass Gems & Minerals, Ltd..................83 Ben David Jewelers...............................83 The Bra Lady Boutique........................84 Collie Equipment Company..............85 Friedman Fixture Company, Inc.......89

Giles Shed World Inc.............................90 Henebry’s Jewelers...............................91 J. C. Penney Co., Inc...............................91 James River Companies, LLC.............91 Karen’s Hallmark Shop.........................92 Leggett Town & Country.....................92 Lowe’s........................................................92 Pawn America.........................................94 Riverside Hardware, Inc.......................96 Sam’s Club................................................96 The Schoolfield House Booksellers at Averett University.......................96 Thunder Road Harley-Davidson.......98 Tightsqueeze Hardware......................98 Triangle Cycles North...........................99

Retirement Complex

Stratford House......................................98

Salons - Hair, Nail, Spa, Tanning

Forever Young Family Salon Inc.......89 Genesis Day Spa and Salon................89

Schools, Colleges & Education

Abundant Life Church & Christian Academy..........................82 Averett University..................................83 Carlisle School........................................84 Carlisle School Woodlawn Campus.........................84 Chatham Hall..........................................85 Danville Community College............86 Danville Public Schools.......................87 Epiphany Episcopal School................88 Hargrave Military Academy...............90 Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.....................................91 National College....................................93 Pittsylvania County School System.95 Sacred Heart School.............................96 Sylvan Learning Center.......................98 Virginia Technical Institute.................99 Westover Christian Academy......... 100

Services

All-Virginia Title & Escrow, Inc...........82 Angel Wings Home Care.....................83 Biomat USA, Inc......................................84 ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions.............................................85 Comcast Spotlight................................85 Commonwealth Driver Improvement Clinic, Inc................85 Danville Pride Car Wash Centers/ Loftis Enterprises LLC......................87 Danville Tree Care..................................87 Excelsis Research...................................88 Fire Sprinkler Service, LLC..................89 Giles Business Services........................90 Home Oxygen & Medical Equip Co..............................................91 Horizontech, Inc.....................................91 The Hughes Center...............................91 Infinity Global Packaging...................91 John Holt & Co. Chimney Service Inc..........................................92 Liberty Homecare & Hospice............92 Maddyzack Inc. Marketing Services................................................92 Negril, Inc.................................................93 O’Gara Safety & Security Institute...94 Paw Prints Pet Services........................94 Piedmont Fire & Security Co..............94 Piedmont Infusion Services, Inc.......94 Precision Electronic Services, Inc.....95 Romar Elevators, Inc.............................96 Rosen Aesthetics...................................96 Security Alliance....................................96 Security Zone, Inc..................................96 Severn Trent Services...........................97 Southern Virginia Online LLC............97 Southside Paralegal Service..............97 Supply Resources, Inc..........................98

Telamon Corporation-Gretna............98 ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corp.............98 UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service...............99

Shopping Centers & Malls

NAP Coleman Marketplace LLC........93 Piedmont Mall........................................94

Signs

Capital Outdoor.....................................84 Fairway Outdoor Advertising............89 Powers Signs, Inc...................................95

Specialty Shops

Dixie Bags & More Gift Shop & Gallery..................................88 Fish Bones of Danville, Inc..................89 Ginger Bread House & Garden Center...................................90 Hole in the Sole......................................91 The Invitation Destination.................91 N’Tended For Kids, Inc. - Dance Too & Merle Norman Cosmetics..........93 Northern Lites.........................................94 Victoria Catherine LLC.........................99 Yoder’s Amish Market....................... 100

Swimming Pool Contractors, Service, Equipment & Maintenance

Compton, Nichols & CN Storage......86 Summertime Pool & Spa, Inc.............98

Television/Cable

Chatmoss Cablevision, Inc.................85 Comcast Cable........................................85 WSET, Incorporated........................... 100

Transportation

J. Clint Fleming, Inc...............................89 General Aviation, Inc............................89 Norfolk Southern Corporation.........93

Trash HaulingCommercial & Landfills

First Piedmont Corporation...............89

Travel Agencies

Holiday Sports Tours............................91 Holiday Travel Services of Danville, Inc...................................91 Patsy’s Tours.............................................94

Utilities

Appalachian Power Company..........83 City of Danville-Utilities......................87 Dominion VA Power.............................88 Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative.. 93 Pittsylvania County Service Authority.............................95 Southside Electric Coop......................97

Veterinarians

Chatham Animal Clinic........................85 Mount Hermon Animal Clinic...........93

Web Designers

HD Web Studio.......................................91 Jinks Perspective Group, LLC.............91

Wholesalers

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Women’s Clothing

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Commercial

Commercial Real Estate by Nick Fowler

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f you are looking for Commercial Real Estate in the Danville and Pittsylvania County area then you will be happy with your options. Our Town has everything you could want and it is extremely economical. Whether it’s single family housing rental units to duplex or multiunit apartment complexes to retail, manufacturing or warehouse space, it is here and it is abundant. Retail - This area offers various opportunities from single user stand-alone stores to retail strip centers that can accommodate multiple stores or uses ranging from 600 square feet to sometimes over 10,000 square feet, or more, in the same location. Most likely you will be able to find these centers in the neighborhood or area of interest to you. Shopping centers that typically house the “BigBox” stores are also available along our traditional retail corridors and there is immediate availability. Our most recent commercial development, Coleman Marketplace, sports Target, Home Depot, Dicks Sporting Goods, and Old Navy, yet still has space for all sizes of retail, as do many of the shopping complexes. Office Space - If you need professional services/ offices, generally ranging from a few hundred square feet for single-office use to several thousand square feet for the multi-office suite, there are several avenues to consider. Downtown Danville and Chatham have space in their downtown areas. Currently there are two class A professional office buildings featuring the ambiance many seek. Need something larger? Industrial, manufacturing,

storage and/or transportation space is available and at very competitive rates. Along with the shell buildings and raw land available in the several Industrial parks, there are a multitude of buildings that could be used in either manufacturing, storage or transportation uses. Buildings in excess of 30,000 square feet are available for this sector. The Dan River Business Development Center offers temporary office space you can use while you explore your real estate options. Land - Several parcels of land are available for a myriad of uses and development, from multi-family apartment/condo uses, to retail in either stand-alone stores or community strip centers, to research/development activities or any other commercial/industrial uses. There is developable land inside and outside of commercial parks. Because of our rural setting, large parcels of land are available along the interstates at very reasonable prices. The Danville/Pittsylvania County area including Chatham and Gretna is a large landmass that can suit whatever commercial venture is considered, depending upon your target market or other specific needs. The region also boasts of many well-qualified real estate agents that can narrow your search and put you where you want to be. Our area realtors are experienced professionals that look out for you. And at the end of the day, once your deal is in place, these are the same people who you’ll be living alongside. Our realtors are deeply invested and involved in our community.

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My Company Relocated Here and We Made the Right Decision by R. Frank Fox, Jr. Director of Production - Unique Industries, Inc.

I’m New Here

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My personal experience with the relocation of Unique Industries to Pittsylvania County in 2001, demonstrated the value of the workforce here. Although we obtained a state-of -the-art facility, we needed employees that would utilize the facility capabilities and provide an anticipated return on investment. We obtained a resulting efficiency from our employees that led to the consolidation of all three former U.S. company facilities into our one Virginia location. The Southern Virginia workforce is readily adaptable to change and knowledgeable to provide suggestions for work process improvements. Growing into the largest private employer currently in Pittsylvania County, Unique Industries has capitalized on our employees’ talents and our location as economic weapons for success. The Southern Virginia region has much to offer to prospective businesses looking to relocate to the area. As the economy has evolved away from the former tobacco, textile, and furniture manufacturing centers, a readily available workforce has been an important factor for area economic developers to highlight to prospective businesses. The key geographic location of Southern Virginia to port and transportation networks centralizes distribution traffic

to economic advantage. Relocation sites are available to fit any size or type of company with more being developed annually to provide the right fit for any organization. Virginia has the lead in most surveys as the number one state to do business in. The real secret to this ranking is a willingness on the state, county, and local levels in Virginia to work in unified partnership to attract and retain businesses in a cooperative effort. Southern Virginia has a number of workforce development and retraining programs in place to reeducate employees for the next generation of employment opportunities. Add to the retraining and reeducation of employees, their retained reputation as having a strong work ethic and you have a human resource asset that any prospective company looking to relocate can find highly productive and competitive. As a board member of the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, I have witnessed the unwavering joint commitment of government and private sectors here for economic development advocacy to attract and retain businesses. This results in a business environment that provides for the removal of obstacles to attain the desired result, a successful company that made the right decision to relocate to Southern Virginia. What are you waiting for? Why wouldn’t you want to position your company for the success that others have already achieved by coming here?

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Rich in History, Beauty & Entertainment

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Story by Rod Short

You may have heard people talk from time to time about how they lived in close proximity to a prominent historical landmark or entertainment venue, but yet they had never been there. After moving away they heard it mentioned by others or saw it on the news and suddenly realized what had been right under their nose. Such is the case with the historic VIRginia International Raceway resort located just east of Danville on the banks of the Dan River. Originally opened in 1957, the race track was first established for the benefit of the many WWII servicemen who had returned to America bringing with them an interest in sports car racing. With small displacement engines and nimble handling, these foreign cars had developed a following – and that potential market got the attention of America’s automakers. Detroit responded with the introduction of American sports cars such as the Chevrolet Corvette and the Ford Thunderbird, long before the golden age of the American muscle car during the 1960’s. VIRginia International Raceway drew quite a number of famous names during those early years. The winner of the first ever race at VIR was a young man named Carroll Shelby, who would later become an industry icon. Chris Economaki, who became the motorsports host of the popular ABC Wide World of Sports, was VIR’s announcer at that first race. As time went on, VIR’s famous 3.27 mile main circuit attracted many of the world’s best-known drivers, movie stars, and athletes. In the throes of an energy crisis and recession in 1974, VIR closed and reverted once again back to the farmland that it once was. Yet, while the racing surface had gone cold, people still remembered VIRginia International Raceway. Twenty-five years later, real estate developers Harvey Siegel and Connie Nyholm looked into reacquiring the dormant track. It took a helicopter ride to find the outlines of the original course, but everything was still there – although in a heightened

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state of disrepair. Millions of dollars and two years later, VIRginia International Raceway reopened with great fanfare. Since that time, development of the property has continued to take place with the additions of numerous buildings, roads, and infrastructure. With that continued effort, VIR has made the transition from being just a race track to becoming a full-fledged motorsports resort that has grabbed international attention. Recently, leaders in the local communities surrounding VIR commissioned an economic study to see the impact on the area since the resurrection of this facility. The results were impressive. According to this most recent study, the overall economic impact of VIR comes from four different areas: one-time capital expenditures, such as the construction of the race tracks, hotels and restaurants; the ongoing operations, including hosting the track events and operating the resorts and facilities; the presence of VIR that attracts other businesses to the area;

and finally the money spent by visitors to the VIR region. In term of dollars, it was determined that the businesses that VIR attracts, along with visitor spending, generates an economic impact of $77.5 million annually while supporting a total of 1,542 jobs in the city of Danville along with Pittsylvania and Halifax counties. Since Danville has the largest tourism infrastructure (hotels, restaurants, etc.), it was determined that 51 percent of the total economic impact of visitor spending occurs in Danville, 27 percent in Pittsylvania County and 22 percent in Halifax. Local businesses feel the effect of VIR. Even more interesting is that fact that this economic impact is spread throughout the course of the year

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and not just around two or three specific events. That’s because VIR draws spectators and racers nearly every day from every week of the calendar year. Aside from the total dollars involved and the 350,000 estimated annual attendance each year, the effect of spreading that out offers tremendous benefits in that it doesn’t tax the local infrastructure with disruptive traffic, over-crowded restaurants, and overbooked hotels. While much of the media attention is focused on the racing activities at VIR, the historic resort has developed a number of other attractions that are growing quite 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, and the addition of a second outdoor go-kart track have all been successful ventures for the facility. Even so, one of the most overlooked success stories involves the corporate park and raceplex. TMI, the manufacturer of the Ariel Atom supercar, is located in the Raceplex Industrial Park alongside Synergy Racing and the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup race series. The Virginia

Institute for Performance Engineering & Racing, which is a joint effort between Old Dominion University and Virginia Tech, operates a high tech vehicle dynamics and driver simulation lab and a drivetrain lab with a chassis dyno. Each business complements the others, bringing efficiency and energy to the VIR environment. Perhaps most important of all is the fact that the VIR Motorsports Resort showcases the unparalleled beauty of the natural terrain and scenery with which this area is blessed. From whichever vantage point you choose to view VIR, it is helping to rev the engine of our local economy. It is truly the jewel of our community. ABOVE: VIR has played a significant role in motorsports history in the past. In this rare photo of Bud Moore’s first test of the then new Mercury Cougar at VIR during Nov. 30-Dec 2, 1966, Parnelli Jones, Ed Leslie, Dan Gurney, Peter Revson & David Pearson were all behind the wheel of the two cars that were present The next year, Moore came within 2 points of winning the Trans Am title before finally winning it with Parnelli Jones and George Follmer in 1970.

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Cars of virtually every type, vintage, nationality and description have been seen at one time or another at VIR. With its 3.27 mile natural terrain full course traversing over the hills, the grounds and amenities at the VIRginia International Raceway motorsports resort have received international acclaim as one of the most desireable courses to visit.

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Playful

Play Danville by Bill Sgrinia

Braves, and Angler’s Park, which contains over 18 miles of dirt single-track mountain bike trails. Riders from all over the region travel to Angler’s Park to experience some of the sweetest single-track riding around. Altogether Danville boasts over 600 acres of park land. When you combine the great park facilities, recreational programs, concerts, festivals ,and communitywide events, Danville truly does have your “fun time” needs taken care of. Be sure to contact Danville’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department for more information on upcoming events and programs. It’s always a good time to Play Danville. The Danville Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department can be found on the internet at www.playdanville.com or www.danville-va.gov and on Facebook at Danville Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

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Danville Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is the source for all of your “fun time” needs. The City of Danville’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department offers over 2000 recreational programs to the community each year. Programs are planned for everyone from preschoolers to Danville’s oldest citizens. We even have programs for your dogs. Whether you are looking for online continuing education classes, fitness programs, or kayaking we have something for you. It’s no problem if you are not interested in signing up for a program. Danville has over 8.5 miles of paved walking trail that runs along the river called the Riverwalk Trail. The Riverwalk Trail is a must-see when visiting Danville. The Trail connects several other facilities that you shouldn’t miss including Danville’s entertainment complex, the Crossing at the Dan, Dan Daniel Memorial Park, home of the 2009 Appalachian League Champions ,the Danville

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The Institute by Kelly Fitzgerald

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performance racing engineering. Initiatives resulting from the work completed at IALR will continue to attract businesses to the region and create strong ties that will build a prosperous future for everyone in the affected area. Internships through IALR provide local youths the opportunity to network with local businesses with the goal of engaging them in the local business community and building future local leaders and businesspeople. In addition to educational and research opportunities, another exceptional amenity the Institute has to offer is a conference center unique to the Danville region in style and commodity. The Institute Conference Center (ICC) lives up to its vision of being the premier place to gather, interact, and collaborate. With assets such as a 135 seat tiered Executive Auditorium, plasma screens located in all board rooms, and the 8,400 square foot Great Hall, you can’t go wrong with the Institute Conference Center. It has hosted regional trade shows, corporate meetings, and is a fascinating place for a wedding or any kind of reception. Whether you are considering relocating you or your business to our town, or you are already a resident and looking to learn more about what our area has to offer, the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research is an excellent resource. Learn more about IALR at www.ialr.org.

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he Danville area has a world class multi-purpose facility that operates as a technology-forward research, education and conference center. With an ambitious name like the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR), much is expected from it. And, much it delivers. The IALR, or The Institute as it is known locally, is focused on economic transformation for the region through applied research. But, it also has outreach programs for children as well as adults. And it operates as a center of business and community activity. The Institute brings Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics-based activities to local students and teachers with its STEM Mobile Learning Lab, coined the STEM ML2. They also offer wonderful educational outreach programs such as the Southside Summer Adventure camps and Computer Training Workshops. There is even a public use computer lab called the Community Networking Center that provides high speed internet access to residents as well as a program for anyone wanting to improve their math skills. For adults, there is the Residential Energy Services Network, Research for Teachers program, and the Summer Educators’ Development Institute also known as SEDI. IALR is the link between you and leading-edge research. Research at IALR ranges from ornamental and bioenergy plants, sensors and robotics to tires and

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“IALR will continue to attract businesses to the region and create strong ties that will build a prosperous future for everyone in the affected area.�

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Science Fun All Year Long! Through January 2 Investigate our most crucial living creatures - Plants!

Butterfly Station and Garden

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Through January 2 Align your posture, build a skeleton and become a white blood cell to eliminate threats to the body.

Season Opening April 16, 2011 Experience the beauty of nature in our butterfly garden. Open through mid-October.

Coming January 29 Invent, design, create and build in Tech City to solve real world problems facing engineers.

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Coming Jan. 29 Experiement with pitch, test your hearing and step into a scream chamber to learn how we hear.

Old 97 Rail Days Sat. & Sun., Sept. 24-25, 2011 It’s a weekend of commemoration with operating N-scale railroads racing down tracks.

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The Wreck of Old 97 by Larry Aaron

In 1903 the Wright Brothers were the first to fly an airplane, but they weren’t the only things flying that year. Old 97 was a train that boasted the fastest schedule on the Southern Railway with a lucrative contract from the government to get the mail from Washington to Atlanta. There was a big penalty though for not getting the mail to Atlanta on time. And leaving Monroe, Virginia headed for Spencer, North Carolina on the fateful day of September 27, 1903 an hour late didn’t make it easy for Old 97 to hold up its end of the bargain. In fact the engineer “Steve” Broady, supposedly vowed to get the train “in Spencer on time” or “in hell.” Well, he got it to neither. And what’s worse, not only didn’t the mail ever get to Atlanta on time, it didn’t get it there at all. Eleven lives were lost as she plunged over a four-story trestle on a cozy Sunday afternoon on the outskirts of Danville. What happened that day wound up in a hillbilly ballad, “The Wreck of Old 97” that became a best seller and put country music in business. Myth and mystery dominate the story. If all those folks who claim to have Old 97’s bell really did, the train must have had at least ten bells and a 100 passengers who were rumored to have been on the train but weren’t. Now, truth be told, Frank Ingram was really destined for duty on the train that day but was more than a little tipsy and missed catching the train for its journey South. It appears his drinking spree probably saved his life. Another was Clarence Goodloe, a mail clerk who missed riding Old 97 to Danville on his day off to see his girlfriend of eighteen years. By missing Old 97 that day he lived to marry his sweetheart who said the wreck was an omen for them to get hitched. She’d been waiting long enough anyhow.

The wreck of Old 97 also freed many crates of yellow canaries, which flew everywhere, chirping wildly and covering the trees and debris. Supposedly destined for West Virginia coalmines, the birds would have stopped their songs when overcome by poisonous gases deep in the mine---a warning for miners to get out. The train wreck saved their lives. A crate of flowers destined for H. W. Brown Florist, which still operates in Danville, was found unharmed. Taken to the florist shop, the flowers were delivered on Monday morning as scheduled. Those flowers were the only things that got where they were going that day. The trip to Danville became the last ride for eleven men who died. And mail clerk W.R. Pinckney, age eighteen and the only survivor without a scratch, claimed that was his second train ride and his last---and promptly resigned. Yet, despite the deaths and destruction, Old 97 keeps rolling on in the rhythm of the song and in a tale that has more twists and turns that the track Old 97 ran on.

Author Larry Aaron packs a lot of myth-busters into 152 pages of his latest book, The Wreck of the Old 97.

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Welcome to Southern Virginia. Our region is home to over 110,000 people and is located within a 30 minute drive to more than 450,000 people. The City of Danville, Pittsylvania County, the towns of Chatham, Gretna, and Hurt are all part of this wonderful place to live, work, and play. Our residents know they can have spiritual and economic growth, receive an excellent education, outstanding health care, and enjoy the warmth and hospitality of a welcoming community. Our area has many unique assets, including abundant wooded areas, scenic rivers, beautiful historic buildings, and most importantly, friendly people. The City of Danville and Pittsylvania County are located in south-central Virginia along the North Carolina border, within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the nation’s population. An excellent highway system coupled with easy access to Interstates 40, 81 and 85 make our region extremely well-suited to reach midAtlantic markets and international shipping facilities. The City of Danville sits on the banks of the Dan River and is easily accessible from all directions as it rests at the crossroads of Routes 29 and 58. Historically, the Dan River was utilized as a catalyst for industry; now the river’s value rests in its natural beauty and recreational opportunities. Pittsylvania County boasts a rich and colorful history spanning over 250 years. Virginia’s largest county by size, covering over 982 square miles, Pittsylvania County offers many lakes and streams as well as a beautiful rolling countryside. Historical landmarks, wineries, craft shows, festivals, and motor sports venues offer diverse recreational opportunities.

Places Rated Almanac magazine ranked Danville the 61st most affordable place to live in the United States with the 11th lowest housing costs and the 27th lowest crime rate, out of 351 metropolitan areas. Industry Week magazine has named Danville as one of its Top 25 World Class Communities out of 310 United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas according to their recent manufacturing prowess. Danville has been recognized nationally as a Playful City. Playful City USA is a national recognition program that honors cities and towns across the nation who put their children’s well-being first by recognizing and harnessing the power of play. Danville is committed to recreation and providing opportunities for unstructured play. The American Association of School Administrators recognized the Pittsylvania County School Superintendent as an honorable mention award recipient of the 2003 President’s Technology Award. The AASA recognized the work of only 24 superintendents nationwide for their vision and leadership. The U.S. Department of Education awarded Danville Public Schools an $8 million magnet school grant to develop a K-12 program emphasizing communications technologies, aerospace studies, and biotechnology. The program was developed through the Danville Public Schools, NASA, and Virginia Tech. The U.S. Department of Education recognized Sacred Heart School as a 2006 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School. Only 250 schools in the nation and 10 in Virginia received this prestigious designation.

The National Business Incubator Association, which is an international association of 1,900 business incubators in 66 countries serving over 100,000 companies, awarded local Danville While Danville and Pittsylvania County are renowned company, One-Stop Cellular, a client of the Dan River Business Development Center, the 2008 Outstanding throughout the U.S. for their manufacturing heritage Incubator Client award in the nontechnology field. and relaxed lifestyle, the region is also one of the top 25 locations in the country for business. Business Only one company in the world is given this award annually. Andrew Scott Brooks, the publisher of this people from around the world are discovering the publication is the founder of One-Stop Cellular. vast possibilities of Danville and Pittsylvania County. 132 Welcome to Our Town 2011 | Danville & Pittsylvania County, Virginia

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Just the Facts

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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

General Information

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:

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

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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

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Assisted Living

Emergency Services

Abingdon Place of Danville: 434.799.1930 Emeritus of Danville Assisted Living: 434.791.3180 Stratford House: 434.799.2266

Emergency Medical Services: 911 Emergency Fire Department: 911

Garbage Collection

Police (Non-Emergencies)

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 www.danvilleregional.org 434.799.2100 Pittsylvania-Danville Health Department 434.799.5190 / 434.432.7232

Nursing Homes

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

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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

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

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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-years-old 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

Attraction List

AAF Tank Museum: 434.836.5323 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 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

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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: 434.793.9100 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

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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 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 Seventh Day Adventist Elementary: 434.822.0356 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 Virginia Technical Institute: 434.369.8200 www.virginiatechnicalinstitute.org

Employment

Danville/Pittsylvania County’s largest employers: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company – 2400 Danville Regional Medical Center – 1600 Pittsylvania County School System – 1500 Danville Public Schools – 1200 City of Danville – 1200 Telvista – 840 Nestle USA, Inc. – 570 Wal-Mart – 450 Unique Industries – 420 CIT – 370 Roman Eagle Memorial Home – 350 Danville Community College – 350 Averett University - 170 Swedwood - 160 Intertape Polymer Group – 275 A. C. Furniture, Inc. – 275 American National Bank - 250 Yorktowne Cabinetry – 230 Danville Pittsylvania Community Services - 200

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 Kelly Services, Inc: 434.791.1597 www.kellyservices.com Piedmont Staffing & Employment Solutions: 276.656.6958 www.gopiedmontstaffing.net Telamon Corporation-Danville: 434.836.9071 www.telamon.org Virginia Employment Commission: 434.549.8220 www.vec.state.va.us/

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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 four-year terms. THE TOWN OF HURT 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. PHONE NUMBERS 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

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2010 LOCAL TAXES Real Estate: Tax Rate/$100 (Market Value) City of Danville: .73 Pittsylvania County: .53 Town of Chatham: .22 Town of Gretna: .17 Town of Hurt: .14

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Machinery & Tools (Original Cost) City of Danville@ 80%: 1.50 Pittsylvania County @ 10%: 4.50

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.

Automobiles & Trucks (Market Value) City of Danville: 3.00 Pittsylvania County @ 30%: 7.75 Town of Chatham: 4.50 Town of Gretna: 2.00 Town of Hurt: 2.50

HOUSING UNITS Pittsylvania County: 29,118 Danville: 23,108 HOUSING COST Median home value (owner-occupied): Pittsylvania County: $80,300 Danville $71,900 Median rent: Pittsylvania County: $398 Danville: $404

General Sales Tax: 5% (State: 4% and Local: 1 %)

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT High School Graduates, Percent of Persons age 25+ Pittsylvania County: 67.3% Danville: 68.5% Bachelor’s Degree or Higher, Percent of Persons age 25+ Pittsylvania County: 9.3% Danville: 13.9%

Area Demographics POPULATION Danville MSA: 110,156 Pittsylvania County: 61,745 City of Danville: 48,411 Town of Chatham: 1,338 Town of Gretna: 1,257 Town of Hurt: 1,276 PERSONS PER SQUARE MILE Pittsylvania County: 63.6 Danville: 1,124.2 INCOME (PER CAPITA) Danville MSA: $17,061 Pittsylvania County: $23,310 Danville: $17,551 MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD MONEY INCOME Pittsylvania County: $46,600 Danville: $26,900

GEOGRAPHY/CLIMATE MSA land area (square miles): 1,026 Pittsylvania County land area: 982 Danville land area: 43 Average January temperature (high): 45.4o Average January temperature (low): 23.2o Average July temperature (high): 89.2o Average July temperature (low): 65.7o Mean annual temperature: 52.0o Average annual rainfall: 34.7” Average annual snowfall: 3.30”

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UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (May 2010) Danville MSA: 11.7% Pittsylvania County: 10.6% Danville: 13.5% Commonwealth of Virginia: 6.9%

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Smith Mountain Lake

Beautifully Centered on the Eastern Seaboard The City of Danville and Pittsylvania County are located in south-central Virginia along the North Carolina border, within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the nation’s population. An excellent highway system coupled with easy access to Interstates 40, 81 and 85 make our region extremely well-suited to reach mid-Atlantic markets and international shipping facilities. Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 99 Blairs, VA 24527 434.836.6990 fax 434.836.6955 www.dpchamber.org

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Danville Symphony Orchestra

The Danville Symphony includes talented musicians who share their music through three or four yearly concerts, which are free to the public. www.danvillesymphony.net / 434.797.2666

karts, corporate events, fine dining and much more, VIR has been called American’s Motorsports Resort. VIR truly has something for everyone.” www.VIRnow.com / 434.822.7700

The Danville Concert Association

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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. www.danvilleconcert.org / 434.792.9242

The Little Theatre of Danville

The Little Theatre of Danville, Inc. has been creating 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. www.danvillelittletheatre.org

SVMBA (Southern Virginia Mountain Bike Association)

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. www.svmba.org / 434.251.8177

Birch Creek Motorsports Park

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 continues to host many AMA and ATVA sanctioned events. www.birchcreekmotorsports.com / 434.836.7629

Virginia International Raceway

South Boston Speedway

Dubbed “America’s Hometown Track” South Boston Speedway has been attracting drivers from across Virginia and the nation for 48 years. As the track comes near to the half-century mark, 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. www.southbostonspeedway.com / 434.572.4947

Danville Welcome Center

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 our visitors, who are treated as “guests.” The staff welcomes all and assists them with their travel or purchases from our well-stocked gift shop www.visitdanville.com / 434.793.4636

The AAF Tank Museum

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. www.aaftankmuseum.com / 434.836.3532 photo by Patrick Jinks

“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, a wide range of racing and riding schools. With its on-site lodging, go

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. www.martinsvillespeedway.com / 1.877.722.3849

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The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History

Millionaires Row

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 as 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 premier fine arts museum permanent and also changing exhibits. www.danvillemuseum.org / 434.793.5644

Danville is home to one of the pre-eminent collections of Victorian and Edwardian-era architecture in the Commonwealth. Millionaires 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. www.visitdanville.com / 434.793.4636

The Crossing at the Dan

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. www.visitdanville.com / 434.793.4636

The Crossing at the Dan, once the bustling 1800’s Danville & Richmond Rail Yard, has been transformed into educational, entertainment, and recreations 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. www.visitdanville.com / 434.797.8961

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Dan River Grand Prix

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 race on and no age limit to race. www.danrivergp.com / 434.792.DRGP

Danville Science Center

Making science fun for everyone the Danville Science Center gives people a hands-on experience. Their exhibits give people a chance to interact and learn more about different topics. The museum has one of only a few butterfly greenhouses in Virginia, giving you the opportunity to see nature at its best. www.dsc.smv.org / 434.791.5160

Riverwalk Trail

Giving people the chance to come out and enjoy nature the Riverwalk Trail is an eight-mile path that takes you by 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

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 get lost in Virginia’s natural heritage. www.vmnh.net / 276.634.4141

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Gretna Theatre

Built in the mid 1900’s, the Gretna 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 Theatre was reborn. Today it meshes the illustrious history of the theater with a modern touch that makes an enjoyable movie experience for all. www.thegretnatheatre.webs.com / 434-656-3377

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Education

Education in Our Region Danville and Pittsylvania County have a great selection of schools. Our public schools are excellent and offer many different options when it comes to educating your children. But, we also offer one of the most unique set of private school choices in the country. From nationally known allfemale Chatham Hall and one of the most well respected military schools in the country in Hargrave Military Academy to our exceptional faith-based educational options and our other private schools, our region is doing well to educate our children. We have chosen to let the programs speak for themselves. Since the large majority of children will be attending public schools, we have dedicated more space to them, but, it is important to note that all of the schools you see here should warrant a second look as you choose a school for your children.

Danville Public Schools

Together We Make a Positive Difference by Dr. Sue Davis, Superintendent Textbooks, pencils, paper, book bags, schedules, and testing, etcetera, are the nuts and bolts of education; unfortunately, too often such details overshadow the priority of learning, which involves engaging young minds. The critical need to inspire and motivate students involves passion, determination, and expertise, along with high

expectations. Great educators find a way to transcend the nuts and bolts by delivering not only academic lessons, but engaging life experiences. The seeds of life-long learning planted by an educator may sprout years after the last school bell has sounded, but those seeds will then grow and multiply in ways one can only imagine. It may be simplistic, but it is true that education is the key to any child’s future. Danville Public Schools is no longer just an educational organization, because it must be a primary workforce provider. If we do not prepare our students for the remainder of their working careers, they will spend their adult lives unproductive and/or underproductive. Parents play a pivotal role in this process. We must have parents who continue to be involved and interested in their children’s education from preschool to graduation. Furthermore, parents should come to conferences, read and sign progress reports and report cards, ask about homework and tests, inquire about their children’s satisfaction with the school, and be knowledgeable about the general curriculum. We also expect parents to hold their children accountable for their learning and actions, to require their best behavior and academic performance, and to encourage them to come to school every day on time. Strong student achievement requires regular attendance. DPS student attendance has increased steadily for the past 5 years to approximately 94 percent. Many of our schools have a higher average, approaching 96 percent.

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Offering numerous opportunities for students to excel in academics, athletics, and the arts is critical for Danville Public Schools. We provide an extensive array of choices from year-round school schedules, opt-in opportunities for out-ofzone students, to International Baccalaureate programs. Purposeful learning starts early with Grove Park Preschool providing a comprehensive program including pre-reading and mathematics instruction, music, physical activities, and art. Grove Park serves two-year-old, threeyear-old, and four-year-old students. The vast majority of these little ones enter kindergarten ready to learn. All elementary schools have talent development and academically gifted programs, art, music, and extra-curricular activities including community service events. Five elementary schools have foreign language instruction. Woodrow Wilson Elementary School made the Governor’s VIP Excellence in Education list for the past three years and was recognized as a Title One Distinguished School. Forest Hills Elementary School made the VIP list for the past three years on the Governor’s and the State Board of Education’s lists. I. W. Taylor Elementary School was recognized as a Title One Distinguished School and made the VIP Competence to Excellence list. All of our elementary schools are fully state SOL accredited.

Our middle schools offer advanced academic classes, eight sports programs, foreign language instruction (French, Spanish, and Latin), First Lego League and robotics classes, visual arts, talent development, and academically gifted classes. The National Junior Honor Society inducts students annually and recognizes their academic achievement. A strong music program consisting of band, orchestra, and chorus involves students who matriculate to the secondary level. All middle schools are fully state SOL accredited. Our secondary schools continue an abundance of choices from a comprehensive program at George Washington High School to an International Baccalaureate Program at Galileo Magnet High School, along with optional enrollment in the Piedmont Governor’s School for Math, Science, and Technology. Students can take college level courses, and 388 or 24 percent took advantage of these classes. This percentage increased from 378 or 19.3 percent last year. Secondary students can also earn an

associate’s degree. Three Danville Public School students earned both an advanced high school diploma and an associate’s degree at the conclusion of the 2009-10 school year. In addition, we offer an alternative sixth through twelfth grade school setting at Langston Focus School which achieved the No Child Left Behind standards for Adequate Yearly Progress for the past two years. Our arts programs annually receive superior ratings at numerous competitions, and our athletes are recognized regionally, state-wide, and nationally for talent and expertise. George Washington High School ranked in the top 10 for the past 6 years in the Virginia High School League’s state-wide Wachovia Cup Competition. Publications such as Euantes and Cavalier win first place awards each year with the Virginia High School League, the National Scholastic Press Association, and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Galileo made the Newsweek list of the top 1500 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 recognitions are noteworthy for our school division and the city of Danville. George Washington High School and Galileo Magnet High School are fully state SOL accredited. To complete the loop of the comprehensive services provided by Danville Public Schools, our adult and career education program graduated the highest number ever with 249 GED’s and 3 adult high school. This program

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also serves as a Workforce Career Center sponsored by the West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board. A counselor assists adults in exploring career opportunities or obtaining appropriate employment after completing high school credentials. Our adult working population is already competing with overseas workers. Our high school graduates compete with students from China, India, and elsewhere. America’s monopoly on creativity, intelligence, work ethic, and education are no longer the rule as the rest are quickly surpassing us. Therefore, our students need exciting and meaningful learning experiences that spark interest, but most importantly, that create a sense of wonder, an awareness of wellness, and a questioning attitude about a lot of current cultural issues. Our students, whether they are two or seventytwo, must be inspired and challenged to become life-long learners. Our mission in this endeavor is to raise this community’s level of expectation for our students and young people—one citizen at a time. Every single person in Danville must become more aware of the importance of education, the availability of the new employment opportunities, and the drug-free requirements to qualify for and to succeed in these jobs. Danville Public Schools will continue to plan and execute community-based activities that raise the awareness of education. Collectively, the Danville Public Schools know how to get a tough job done; and we have the talent, expertise, and work ethic to exceed our own and this community’s expectations, but we need the community’s assistance and support.

Together, we make a positive difference in Danville!

Pittsylvania County Schools A Great Place to Learn and Work by James McDaniel, Superintendent

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“We ain’t no country school no more!” --- said a rural Tennessee student. He was speaking in terms of the many positive changes that had taken place in such a short time at his school. Can you hear the pride in his voice? Likewise,

Pittsylvania County Schools has good reason to be proud. Our accomplishments are remarkable! The Pittsylvania County School Division is committed to excellence in education, equality of educational opportunity, and the recognition of each student’s individuality. We take great pride in the accomplishments of the students and staff, and we seek inventive and creative ways of acknowledging their greatness. As we began each school year, we talk of high expectations and lofty standards. Our vision is “To be recognized as having an innovative, challenging, and exemplary school system.” Each of us has a unique role to play if we are to successfully educate and prepare our children to compete in the 21st Century workplace. In order to attain this vision, we must aggressively meet the challenges of the 21st Century educational reform. Successful organizations and educational institutions embrace change, anticipate the horizon and adapt. The Pittsylvania County Strategic Plan for Education mission statement indicates a desire “To educate and nurture students to be successful and productive citizens.” Indeed, it is an exciting time for students enrolled in Pittsylvania County Schools. During this decade we have constructed four new state-of-the-art middle schools, completely renovated Brosville Elementary School, and erected additional classrooms at Chatham Elementary School, Twin Springs Elementary School, and Dan River Middle School. Traditionally, our high schools have been a source of pride and a symbol of the community’s determination to ensure a brighter future for everyone. Thanks to citizen support for a $70 million bond referendum, high school students returned for the 2010-2011 school year to completely renovated and newly constructed facilities. Pittsylvania County Schools is committed to reaching out to patrons by informing them of the current status of our schools. Also, it is important for our constituents to know and understand the challenges and opportunities that exist in our school division. The School Board, through the utilization of various media, intends to keep our public informed on a variety of school-related topics including the success of students, unique and innovative programs, community partnerships, and our promise to continue the provision of a safe and secure environment conducive for learning. Inasmuch as students differ in their rate of physical, mental, emotional, and social growth and vary in their needs and abilities, learning opportunities shall be provided that are consistent with personal development and potential. Each course of study emphasizes diagnostic and prescriptive instruction allowing an individual approach to each student’s learning style and educational needs. The instructional programs included in Pittsylvania County Schools introduce a variety of interests and areas that offer exposure to the range of opportunities available in later years. These experiences will produce the basis for advanced educational pursuits and future employment. Because education is a lifelong process, the educational program provides both formal studies to meet the academic needs of all students, and opportunities for individual students to develop specific talents and interests in career and technical education or other specialized areas.

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Tim Kaine and adopted by the State Board of Education as part of its comprehensive plan for further strengthening public education. The selection criterion for these awards is rigorous. The awards are listed in three categories. John L. Hurt, Jr. Elementary School is a past winner of the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence. Brosville Elementary School, Chatham Elementary School, Gretna Elementary School, Mt. Airy Elementary School, Twin Springs Elementary School, and Tunstall High School have been recognized as the State Board of Education’s VIP Excellence Award winners. Finally, Southside Elementary School, Stony Mill Elementary School, Union Hall Elementary School, Chatham High School, and Dan River High School have earned the State Board of Education’s VIP Competence to Excellence Award. Chatham Elementary School, Gretna Elementary School, John L. Hurt, Jr., Elementary School, and Mt. Airy Elementary School have been selected as Title I Distinguished Schools. Chatham High School has been recognized as a “highperforming” school and designated as a “Model School” by the International Center for Leadership in Education for working to meet the needs of all students. Additionally, Mt. Airy Elementary School has received national recognition as a NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL by the United States Department of Education. We have been able to accomplish great things because we maintain our integrity, know our stuff, understand our vision, demonstrate uncommon commitment, expect positive results, take care of our people, place duty before self,

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Pittsylvania County Schools are committed to the concept of continuous improvement. Our schools must keep pace with ever-changing societal and global advances. Each year revisions and additions are made to the curriculum to help improve achievement and prepare students to be productive citizens in the 21st Century. The good news is that more students are taking a challenging curriculum, completing advanced math and science classes, and succeeding in Advanced Placement courses. SAT scores are continuing to increase, and more students are graduating and going to college than ever before. Opportunities abound for students interested in making the school-to-work transition after completing career and technical education programs. Ever-increasing mandates and high stakes accountability for student achievement are among the focal points of interest. I am proud to report that we are responding to the challenges. All eighteen of our schools have met full accreditation status (four out of the past six years), and Pittsylvania County Schools has made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in accordance with the stringent requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 for four out of the past seven years. Each year the Governor’s Office announces awards for high performing public schools in Virginia. The Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) Program awards points to schools based on the percentage of students achieving at the advanced level on Standards of Learning assessments and progress made toward educational goals advocated by former Governor

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and set standards for others to emulate. I am proud of the commitment by our School Board, grateful for the leadership provided by our talented administrative team, indebted to our teachers who daily instill into the minds of our students a love of learning and appreciative of our support staff for supplying assistance, sustaining programs and maintaining facilities. Because of the amazing people who serve this organization and the fantastic students who attend our schools, we are indeed A Great Place to Learn and Work!

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 collegepreparatory 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.

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 character formation. Westover is fully accredited by ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) and is recognized as an accredited school by the Virginia Council for Private Education. The school was founded in 1977 and has a total enrollment of 440 with an average class size of 18. Preschool (K3 and K4): 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 the elementary grades is to provide a strong foundation for the students by emphasizing basic skills. Reading, phonics, writing, math, science, social studies, and Bible are core components of our elementary program. Secondary (7-12): The rigorous college preparatory curriculum in junior and senior high school prepares students for success in college and beyond. A wide range of athletics, fine arts, and student activities enables students to develop their individual talents and abilities.

Sacred Heart School

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,

Sacred Heart School, the oldest non-public school in Danville, has produced top students in the area for over 57 years. Its status as the only non-public Danville-based school accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and 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. A challenging program that has withstood the test of time continues to offer a traditional core curriculum enhanced by a full enrichment spectrum including art, music, technology, Spanish, and guidance. Additionally, small classes, averaging 15 per class, taught by fullycertified teachers benefit from the PLATO Math Program through the Institute of Advanced Learning and Research, in-house special artist programs and off-grounds field trips, instructional strategies that meet the needs of all students

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(differentiated instruction), and virtual learning opportunities in state-of-the-art computer labs. All students in pre-school through grade nine are active members in the Mustard Seed Program which connects the school to local community agencies in need of support. Recent enhancements to the curriculum include the “Meet the Masters” art program, the addition of individualized foreign language instruction for every student, and the completion of 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.

The school has announced that high school grades will be added starting in 2011, and a sports and recreational complex is being constructed. The vision for the establishment of the school was that of The Reverend Samuel S. Colley-Toothaker who serves as its Headmaster as well as Rector at The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany. EES is an outreach mission of Epiphany Church which was founded by Dr. George Washington Dame in 1840. Epiphany Episcopal School is located at 115 Jefferson Avenue, in Danville’s Historic District, and online at www.epiphanydanville.org

Epiphany Episcopal School Danville’s Epiphany Episcopal School was founded in 2008 and currently offers grades Pre-K through 8. Regarding the school’s rapid growth, Suzanne Miller, Dean of the school says, “the small class sizes; a safe, enriching environment; relatively low tuition; a focus on languages, Latin, Spanish, German, French, and Chinese, and innovative Singapore math curriculum all contribute to growing enrollment. Our goals are to pursue academic excellence, build responsible citizens, and celebrate the gifts and talents of each child. “We are not here to indoctrinate children. We respect, learn about, and embrace diverse religious beliefs and practices.”

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Chatham Hall

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-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. Senior high students are encouraged to take dualenrollment courses through Central Virginia Community College, allowing them to receive college credits and meet high school requirements. Students attending Faith Christian for 9th-12th grades receive a 75-percent tuition discount to Liberty University. Middle and high school students participate in community service projects. The school offers competitive athletics at middle school and varsity levels. Faith Christian’s most important feature is the Christian faculty’s commitment to teach students about the Lord through daily Bible classes. Faith Christian provides a warm and caring Christian environment for students to learn and grow. Faith Christian is located at 361 Main Street, Hurt, Virginia 24563 and online at www.fcavirginia.com 172 Welcome to Our Town 2011

Hargrave Military Academy Hargrave Military Academy is the premier military school in the United States. The Military Academy is a college preparatory secondary boys’ military boarding school for grades seven through twelve and one 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 responsibility that is not present in most secondary schools. This basic notion enables young men to maximize their potential to the fullest. A Hargrave student is held to a much higher standard. Hargrave’s program equips students with the tools needed to excel in the classroom. It also positions students for college acceptance, and further success in their higher education endeavors. Over the last eight years, Hargrave boasts an astonishing 99 percent college acceptance rate. Recent studies show an 83 percent college retention rate for graduates of Hargrave. 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.

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Chatham Hall is one of the most prestigious college prep schools for girls in the the entire country. 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 434-434-2941.


Tutoring, Supplemental and Early Childhood Education The Tabernacle Learning Center of Danville

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. 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.

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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 twoday, 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.”

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College Education Options Danville Community College

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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 DCC’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 DCC’s main campus and at offcampus locations in the City of Danville, Halifax County, and Pittsylvania County. In order to meet flexible scheduling needs, DCC offers an array of distance learning courses where you choose the time and place of study. E-Commerce (a specialization in Marketing) is the first Associate of Applied Science Degree program to be offered completely via distance learning, with classes scheduled via the internet. DCC is affordable. You can get a quality education right here at home for less than $2,500 per year as a full-time student taking 12 credits over two semesters. If finances are a problem, DCC offers an extensive financial aid program that includes grants, scholarships, loans and work study opportunities.

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When you attend DCC, you become part of an institution where the faculty and staff celebrate student achievement and success. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, DCC is addressing the many barriers to success for students. The College is committed to closing achievement gaps and emphasizing the use of data to drive change. A new Developmental Education Initiative (with funding from the Gates Foundation) offers innovative ways for students to update skills through math, English, and reading refresher courses. While many students attend DCC to expand their job skills, or learn new ones to get a job, there are others who attend DCC to complete the first two years of a baccalaureate education. These students then transfer to a four-year college or university. DCC offers four transfer programs of study: Business Administration, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Science. DCC counselors are available to help students map out a plan of study that will ensure the transfer of classes. DCC has quality occupational technology programs. Many of these programs are in high demand fields with excellent starting salaries. These certificate, diploma or associate degree programs can be completed in just one or two years of full-time study: Accounting, Administration of Justice, Administrative Support Technology, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Auto Body, Automotive Analysis & Repair, Building Trades Technology, Business Management, Computer-Aided Drafting & Design, Early Childhood Education, Electrical/Electronics 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 full-time 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.

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Averett’s Theatre Department began offering a Theatre for Youth Series in 1994 to introduce live theatre to the community’s children. More than 15 productions, including “Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective” and “Seussical the Musical” have been performed for area school children. The theatre department, which performs three to four shows every year, has also performed “Streetcar Named Desire” and “Comedy of Errors.” In addition, the University boasts 13 NCAA Division III athletic teams. The Cougars compete in the USA South Conference. Several of the teams regularly compete in NCAA tournament competitions. The men’s golf team won the NCAA Championship in 2003. The home base for Averett athletics is the University’s North Campus. Here our athletes compete at the Cougar Den and at the E. Stuart James Grant Athletic Center. 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.

Averett at a Glance • Fully accredited, private, liberal arts, coeducational, residential four-year university • 900 undergraduates from 30 states and 15 countries; adult learners 1,800 • Faculty: more than 75 percent have a doctorate or other terminal degree; nearly 50 percent have taught at Averett for more than 15 years • Academics: 30+ majors, minors and special programs • Student-faculty ratio: 14 to 1 • Average class size: 13 • Value: financial aid packages lower costs by nearly 40 percent on average; making an investment in this small, private 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 • Averett has been recognized in the Top 15 percent of all Military Friendly schools nationally for the efforts it makes to help active duty military and veterans and their dependents pursue an education.

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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. 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.”


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