H/V Chamber Cuts Ribbon for new Downtown Shoe Store

On Thursday, April 27, the Henderson Vance Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Fierce Feet by Tweet, a new business in Downtown Henderson. Fierce Feet by Tweet owner, Alisa Alston offers a variety of in trend, casual and formal shoes and accessories, including clothing and handbags. 

Hours of operation are 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m, Monday – Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. The shop is located at 133 S. Garnett Street, in historic Downtown Henderson and can be reached at (252) 425-2287. 

H/V Chamber to host ribbon cutting for Cook Shack Catering

Monday, May 22, 2017

Ribbon Cutting at 10:00 am

Cook Shack Catering Company

3778 NC Hwy 39 S, Louisburg, NC 27549

Phone: (919) 497-0669


Please be advised that a Ribbon Cutting will be held for Cook Shack Catering Company at their location in Louisburg on Monday, May 22nd at 10:00 a.m.  to celebrate their membership with the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce.

Please join the Chamber Board and staff in this celebration to help support and formally welcome this new business into the Chamber.  The celebration is open for all to attend. 

Cook Shack Catering was established in 2004 by Austin Murray. Over the years, Cook Shack has grown to be “one of the area’s premier caterers”. They cater from the mountains of NC to the coast of NC. Cook Shack caters to events large and small and offer and have a wide variety of catering menu options.

For more information, please contact them at (919) 497-0669 or check them out on the web at

H-V Chamber to Host Ribbon Cutting for New Downtown Business


Please be advised that a Ribbon Cutting will be held for Fierce Feet by Tweet at their 133 South Garnett Street location in Henderson on Thursday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate the official opening of this new business and membership with the Chamber.

Please join the Chamber Board and staff in this celebration to help support and formally welcome this new business into the Chamber and Henderson.  The celebration is open for all to attend.

Their hours of operation will be 9: 00 a.m. til 6:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 1:00 p.m. til 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, please contact them at 252-425-2287.

H/V Chamber looking for 2016 Small Business of the Year

2016 Small Business of the Year Criteria


  • Employs a maximum of 50 people


  • Member of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce and must be located in Vance County


  • Must be a viable, on-going business for three or more years, experiencing growth or stability over its business life


  • Provides critical service or product, fills a void in the business community, or has a unique approach to delivery of goods and services


  • May have overcome diverse or extraordinary circumstances to remain in business


  • Business is supportive of community growth and sustainability


  • Is not a governmental agency or municipality


Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 252-438-8414 if you have any questions.

Deadline is Friday, April 7th.

Local Chambers of Commerce to Host Administrative Professionals Luncheon


The Granville County Chamber of Commerce, together with Franklin, Warren and Vance Chambers, and the Small Business Center of Vance-Granville Community College,  are sponsoring the annual Administrative Professionals Luncheon.

This year’s event is being held Wednesday, April 26 at noon, at Henderson Country Club.  Business owners and administrators are encouraged to treat their administrative professionals to lunch, networking and an interesting presentation in observance of Administrative Professionals’ Day.

Lunch reservations are required ~ $20/person by April 14th to either of the Chamber’s offices – 919.693.6125, [email protected] or 919.528.4994, [email protected].

Granville Chamber Requests Nominations for Small Business of the Year Award

The four area Chambers of Commerce – Granville, Franklin, Vance and Warren, along with Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Business Center, are sponsoring the annual Small Business Award Luncheon May 3rd at Henderson Country Club.

The criteria is as follows:

  • Employs a maximum of 50 people
  • Member of the Chamber and located in the county
  • Viable, on-going business for three or more years
  • Provides critical service or product
  • May have overcome diverse or extraordinary circumstances to remain in business
  • Business is supportive of community growth sustainability
  • Is not a governmental agency or municipality

Anyone may nominate a business they feel deserves recognition and meets the criteria.

Companies may nominate themselves.  Past Granville County recipients are:  Cardiovascular Care; Stovall’s Gifts;  Preferred Communications; Royster, Cross and Hensley; House of Ribeyes; Lewis Electric of Oxford; The School of Graphic Arts,  Express Employment Professionals, Oxford Ace Hardware, Creedmoor Drug Company, Whitco Termite and Pest Control, F. O. Finch Insurance Agency and Floyd Management and Realty.

Nomination forms are available from a Chamber office or from the website, and are to be returned to the Chamber by April 13th.


Networking is the Name of the Game at the Chamber’s Quarterly Membership Networking Luncheon


Thursday, April 13

We invite you, your guests and any other business leaders who are interested in helping their business grow to come out and join us for the Chamber’s Networking luncheon.  Meet other business professionals and exchange information and ideas.

This Quarterly Membership Networking luncheon is sponsored by Benchmark Community Bank and will be featuring keynote speaker Dr. Stelfanie Williams, President, Vance-Granville Community College.  This will be a unique opportunity to find out how the college meets the needs of the business community in its strengths and weaknesses; economic development and a strong education system go hand in hand – without it our community will not attract businesses; VGCC arms our citizens with the education and experience they need to be successful in today’s workplace. A strong educational foundation opens doors for our citizens, adds value to our local economies and enriches our community. Vance-Granville Community College is one of Vance County’s most valuable resources.  Their business center is designed to serve the educational and training needs of the business community, with an emphasis on small business.

Bring plenty of business cards and get ready to make lots of new connections at our Chamber Networking Luncheon.  Our quarterly Membership Networking Luncheon is designed to facilitate conversations and connection among Chamber members.  Attendees at the luncheon will be able to strengthen business relationships, hear topical speakers and enjoy a delicious meal.  The luncheon is all about business and building relationships!

Annette Roberson said, “It’s also an excellent opportunity to showcase your business, promote your products, and find that next business partner or unexpected supplier for your business needs.  Sponsor one of our luncheons!  Exhibiting at this Member Networking Luncheon is just one way that you can connect with lots of members in one place.”

For more information, please contact Annette Roberson at [email protected] or call 252-438-8414.

H-V Chamber Announces 2017 “Meet Me In The Street” Concert Series

The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce is proud to host another season of “Meet Me in the Street”, a series of concerts offered free to the local community.

The first concert for the year will be held on Thursday, May 25 and will feature “The Konnection Band”. This band is a local favorite and is one of the East Coast’s premiere party bands, specializing in a variety of music including Top 40, Rock, Country, R & B, Beach and Oldies.

The second concert is set for Thursday, June 22 and will host “Steve Owens & Summertime”. A band with a beach music focus and chart-topping songs since their start in 2011, Summertime presents a mix of Carolina Beach Music, soul and rock-n-roll.

The third and final concert of the season is on Thursday, September14 and will feature “Liquid Pleasure”. After more than two decades of bringing audiences to their feet, this band has become a multi-cultural icon. Veteran member Melvin Farrington says “We love being in touch with people like us, who love a variety of good music, and appreciate hearing it performed live”. Liquid Pleasure presents a mix of Oldies, Beach Music and Disco.

In addition to the live music and dancing, a kids section will also be included this year. So bring the whole family for an evening of food, friends and fun!

Sponsors for this year’s concert series are: CenturyLink, Duke Energy and Maria Parham Health – Gold Sponsors; BB&T, Mars Petcare, Wake Electric Membership Corporation and Walmart DC #6091 – Silver Sponsors; and Express Employment Professionals – Bronze Sponsor.

All concerts are free to the public and will be held at the corner of North Garnett and Breckenridge Streets from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available for 2 Presenting Sponsors and more. For more information, contact the Chamber at 438-8414 or [email protected].

Schewels Furniture Celebrates 120 Years with Ribbon Cutting

Hendersonians take note: Schewels Furniture store is celebrating 120 years in business!  With the help of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce, vendor representatives, and staff, Schewels Store Manager, Charles Hearn, officially cut the ribbon and welcomed chamber members, Henderson officials, and area businesses on Tuesday, February 21st.

When Elias Schewel, a Russian immigrant, began peddling household goods in a horse and buggy in 1897, he could hardly have imagined that his fledgling enterprise would have grown to 52 stores in three states.  Today the company he founded is owned and operated by his fourth generation descendants, Marc Schewel and Jack Schewel. Schewels is a legendary company that was founded on the principles of comfort, innovation, and industry-leading craftsmanship offering gorgeous stationary furnishings to the iconic recliner, where you can always count on quality and awesome customer service.

Schewels consistently provides great opportunities for savings and special deals to their customers.  They offer newsletters, sales circulars, and emails about new sales – all completely free. Let them help transform your house into a home.  If you want to take advantage of the many great offers from Schewels stop in today at their location of 940 S. Beckford Drive in Henderson.  You can also check them out online at or call them at 252- 492-7066.  Schewel Furniture happily accepts Credit Card, Check Card, Debit Card and eCheck payments and now easy online payments without the charge of a processing fee for any form of online payment.

H-V Chamber Kicks off Leadership Vance 2017

The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 2017 Leadership Vance Program with an orientation breakfast at Vance-Granville Community College on February 7.  The group also held its team building and challenge course retreat on February 23 at the Fred G. Bond Metro Park.

The Leadership Vance program is designed to inform, challenge and educate participants on the opportunities and needs of the community and to strengthen their leadership skills while teaching about the social, economic, and political dynamics that shape our community.  The intensive training and exposure to all aspects of the community will provide participants with the historical background and the skills necessary for civic and community positions.  The program is ultimately designed to create a group of informed and dedicated leaders who will contribute to the community.

Participants are exposed to various aspects of Henderson and Vance County, specifically in regard to city and county government, health and community resources, economic development, agriculture and natural resources, history and media and criminal justice and law.

Participants in this year’s class include: Lisa Bender, Capital Campaign Coordinator-Vance Charter School; Desiree Brooks, Advertising Director-The Daily Dispatch; Norwin Fischer, Systems Operations Manager-Walmart DC 6091; Krystal Harris, Director-Vance County Dept. of Social Services; Jennifer Jones, Sales Manager-US Cellular; Sara Lloyd, Director of Customized Training-Vance-Granville Community College; Marty McGraw, Asset Protection Manager-Walmart DC 6091; Sheri Moss, Social Worker II – Work First-Vance County Dept. of Social Services; Jason Spriggs, Water Treatment Operator-Kerr Lake Regional Water System; Paylor Spruill, Assistant to the City Manager-City of Henderson; Joy Suther, Assistant Principal – Dabney Elementary School; Tremanisha Taylor, Youth/Adult Sports Coordinator-Henderson Family YMCA; Ursula Kennedy, Director of Nursing Operations-Maria Parham Health; Tonya Verzaal-Harris, QA Area Manager-Walmart DC 6091; Jessica West, Community Services Sergeant-City of Henderson Police Department; Sallie White, Market Leader-BB&T; Chambers Williams III, Managing Editor-The Daily Dispatch.