Sadie’s School of Dance Joins the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce

Henderson businesses take note:  The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Sadie’s School of Dance on the evening of Monday, June 19th.

Owner, Sadie Lee, has been dancing for over 15 years and is studying dance at Meredith College. She will graduate in May 2018 with a major in Dance. She is excited about her new business adventure, and is ready to serve the community.

Sadie’s School of Dance offers classes in ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, jazz, hip-hop, tap, baton, tumbling and much more.

Sadie believes that everyone deserves a chance to dance. They strive to create a learning environment in which each student has equal opportunity to learn in a nurturing and supportive atmosphere.

For more information, call 252-425-5844 or visit their website at You can also like their page on FB – Sadie’s School of Dance.

Shown at the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for Sadie’s School of Dance, Owner, Sadie Lee; parents and sister, Sean, Lisa and Jona Connolly; grandparents, Joel and Teresa Edwards; many friends and dance students; Mayor Eddie Ellington; Chamber Ambassador Tonya Moore, KARTS; Chamber Ambassador Kevin Bullock, WIZS Radio 1450 AM; Work First Coordinator, Vanessa Jones; President HVCC, John Barnes.

Schmitt Orthodontics Celebrates H/V Chamber Membership

Henderson businesses take note:  On June 19th at noon, the Henderson-Vance Chamber had a ribbon cutting for Schmitt Orthodontics.

Dr. Terry J. Schmitt worked with and then succeeded Dr. John van Venrooy as he transitioned into retirement.

Schmitt Orthodontics specializes in monitoring growth and development, straightening teeth and aligning bites using braces and invisalign.

They offer convenient hours by appointment M-Th.  Schmitt Orthodontics is proud to continue the tradition of serving as Henderson’s only full-time Specialist in Orthodontics for the past 29 years!

Schmitt Orthodontics are accepting new patients and would be happy to serve you and your family.

They are located in the J.W. Jenkins building Suite #007 at Maria Parham Health 568 Ruin Creek Road in Henderson.

To contact Schmitt Orthodontics please call 252-492-6628 or visit us on the web at

Shown at the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for Schmitt Orthodontics is Dr. Terry Schmitt, his wife, Stephanie and their children; Schmitt Orthodontic staff: Melissa Linge, Abbie Batten, Amanda Whaley, and Sammy Jo Dickerson; Dr, Genny Daurity and staff; Dr. Deuce Roberson and staff; Dr. Rebekah Finger and staff; Mayor Eddie Ellington; Chamber Ambassador Tonya Moore, KARTS; President HVCC, John Barnes; Chamber Ambassador Kevin Bullock, WIZS Radio 1450 AM; Work First coordinator, Vanessa Jones; Hunter Peyton, BB&T; Bert Beard, Maria Parham Health; John & Ethan Linge; Carol Weaver; Jonathan Edwards, Chick-fil-A

H/V Chamber Welcomes Cook Shack Catering

On Monday, May 22nd, the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Cook Shack Catering. Cook Shack Catering is located on Hwy 39 S in Louisburg, NC.

Cook Shack is not new to the Henderson/Vance County area. Many have enjoyed their food over the years. Owner Austin Murray has been catering for more than 20 years. He started out with catering events for friends. Quickly Austin’s catering business grew into Cook Shack Catering Company. Cook Shack can assist with a custom menu for any occasion, large or small. Austin and his excellent catering team provide more than just food for your event. They provide their client and their guests an amazing experience from start to finish. Cook Shack is one of the area’s premier caterers and we are glad to welcome them to the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce. Visit Cook Shack Catering at or call them at 919-497-0669.

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 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].

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].

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.