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H-V Chamber to hold Ribbon Cutting for Schewels Furniture

Mark your Calendar! Schewel Furniture Company, Inc. is having a Ribbon Cutting.

Please join the Chamber Board and staff for a “120-Year Anniversary Celebration” and ribbon cutting for Schewel Furniture Company, Inc.   The community is invited to come out and meet the warm friendly staff, show your support, and learn all about this local business. The event begins at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 21st at their 940 South Beckford Drive location in Henderson.

Enjoy some light refreshments and get the chance to win a special prize!

A little history

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.

The Schewels Difference

Thanks to our 600 dedicated employees, Schewels is able to continue the long tradition of bringing our customers the quality, service, and values that were the hallmark of our founder’s early success.

One of our founder’s ideas was to allow customers to pay for their purchases over a period of several months, and today, over 100 years later, Schewels offers a flexible credit plan to suit your budget. Schewels carries all accounts in-house, and you deal only with an experienced credit counselor on-site in each of our stores.

With 52 stores, Schewels tremendous buying power enables us to shop globally and bring to all our markets the best in home furnishings values. Operational efficiencies enables us to offer you our products at low, competitive prices.  In addition to home furnishings, every Schewels carries a full line of bedding, appliances, electronics, outdoor power equipment, and decorative area rugs.

Schewels carries well-known, respected, famous brands like Bassett, La-Z-Boy, Corinthian, Simmons, Frigidaire, GE, Samsung, Panasonic, LG, Troy-Bilt, MTD, Simmons, and Spring Air.

Schewels wants you to be satisfied with your purchase. All home furnishings have a warranty for one year from date of purchase for manufacturers’ defects. See store for details.

For more information, please call 252-492-7066 or check them out on the web at www.schewel.com.

HV Chamber to host Business After Hours

Whether you’re a long-time Chamber member or have just joined our ranks, come out for our upcoming Business After Hours on Thursday, February 16th at 5:15 p.m.  This event will be sponsored by Henderson Wellness Center.  Join Dr. Brandon Taylor and his staff as they celebrate 15 years in business.

Spend some time catching up with friends, making new business contacts, and enjoying good food and drink at the Henderson-Vance Chamber’s Business After Hours – one of our most popular and successful, on-going networking events!

Thursday, February 16th at 5:15 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

It’s the perfect way to start wrapping up a busy day.

RSVP is appreciated but not required.

 

 

Annette Roberson

Director of Membership Services

Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 1302, 414 S Garnett Street

Henderson, NC 27536

Phone: 252-438-8414…Fax: 252-492-8989

www.hendersonvance.org

Email: [email protected]

Chamber Banquet to Feature Tar Heel Traveler Scott Mason

Chamber Banquet to Feature Tar Heel Traveler Scott Mason

(If you are unable to attend the banquet, it will be broadcast live on WIZS 1450 AM and live streamed on wizs.com.)

The January 2017 edition of “Focus” is out, a publication of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce — click here.

The lead story gives details of the upcoming Chamber banquet and a visit from WRAL-TV’s Scott Mason, The Tar Heel Traveler.  The banquet story is re-published with permission below, or click the link above which includes the entire news letter.

The 79th Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet will be held on Tuesday, January 31 at the VGCC Civic Center.

This year’s event will include a delicious dinner and music, keynote address and various recognitions including: Vance County Schools’ teacher, assistant principal, and principal of the year, Vance County Schools’ “Shining Moment in Education” award, 2016 Ambassador of the Year Award and the prestigious Vance County Citizen of the Year Award for 2016.

Keynote speaker for 2017 is WRAL’s Scott Mason, the Tar Heel Traveler. Mason is a broadcast journalist with 30 years of television experience. He has won dozens of awards for documentaries, writing, and feature reporting, including three National Edward R. Murrow awards and 20 regional Emmys. In both 2004 and 2005, the Electronic News Association of the Carolinas named Mason the North Carolina Television Reporter of the Year. Mason’s success caught the attention of WRAL-TV in Raleigh, and in April, 1997, he became the station’s Documentary Producer. He researched, wrote, and produced nine documentaries before adding his talents to the nightly news team as a reporter specializing in features. Today, Mason is known as the Tar Heel Traveler. His Monday-Thursday feature series on WRAL takes viewers along the back roads of North Carolina where he meets memorable characters, finds out-of-the-way places, and unearths fascinating historical footnotes. The series has become so popular it has led to Tar Heel Traveler half-hour specials, which Mason produces each quarter. In addition, he has also published two books about his television adventures: Tar Heel Traveler: Journeys Across North Carolina (Globe Pequot Press) and Tar Heel Traveler Eats: Food Journeys Across North Carolina (Globe Pequot Press). Mason graduated in 1984 from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he majored in Journalism and Communications. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in creative writing at Queens University of Charlotte and lives in Raleigh with his wife Nina, daughters Lane and Genie, and son Scout. This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Presenting Sponsor for this special annual event is Duke Energy. Gold sponsors are Maria Parham Medical Center and CenturyLink, Silver Sponsors are BB&T, Envirolink, MARS Petcare, Wake Electric Membership Corporation and Walmart DC #6091. Bronze sponsors are Express Employment Professionals and J.M. White Funeral Service.

Seating for dinner will be promptly at 6:30 and live music will accompany the meal. Several sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting the Chamber. Tickets are available for $35 each or a table of 10 for $320. Contact the Chamber at 252-438-8414 for more information or for tickets.

Duke Energy Cautions Customers to be Alert of Persistent Scam

Don’t allow yourself to fall prey to a scam.  And don’t be more vulnerable now just because of snow.  Read the information below, which will help you avoid being taking advantage of.  This information is confirmed by Duke Energy District Manager Tanya Evans.

Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce Statement:

The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce has been notified by some of our members of a scam involving persons falsely identifying themselves as Duke Energy representatives. A caller, claiming to be a Duke Energy service technician, tells the customer that a work order has been issued to immediately disconnect service. The caller states that a disruption of service can be avoided if an immediate payment is made. The scammer provides a telephone number for the customer to call to make the payment. The customer’s call is answered as Duke Energy by a very legitimately-sounding but fake IVR system. Duke Energy emphasizes that their customers are never contacted and asked to make a payment by telephone and provides the notice below to their customers. Please share this information with your friends, families, and business associates.

Duke Energy Statement:

Duke Energy customers in five states are continually being targeted by scam artists claiming to represent the company. Phone, doorstep and email scammers claiming to be a utility company are nothing new – it happens to all utility companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. However, complaints about this particular scam have really increased over the last several months.

Scammers are calling residents and impersonating utility company staff, claiming to be collecting on late bills. They may falsify their caller ID information to make it appear as though the call is coming from Duke Energy or provide a number to call which, when answered, appears to be a Duke Energy contact.

Because we do occasionally contact our customers by phone, it can be difficult to tell a scammer from a real Duke Energy employee. Here are some tips:

 

  • If a caller specifically asks you to pay by prepaid debit card, this is a red flag. Prepaid debit cards are like cash and the transactions cannot be reversed.
  • Remember, you do not have to sign anything or give personal information to anyone calling you on the phone, sending you an email or showing up at your door.
  • If you feel pressured for immediate payment or personal information, hang up the phone and call us at the number on your utility bill. This will ensure you are speaking to a real Duke Energy representative.

 

The only way to protect yourself is to be vigilant, stay informed and guard your personal information.  If you feel something’s not quite right about the situation, contact the police immediately and report the call if you feel it was an impostor.

For more information about avoiding utility scams, visit our web site at https://www.duke-energy.com/customer-service/report-fraud-and-scams

*The preceding content was sent to WIZS News via email from the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce.

Networking the Name of the Game at H/V Chamber’s next Luncheon

 

The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce 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 Prim Development and Residential Rentals and will be featuring keynote speakers, County Commissioner Tommy Hester and City Councilman Mike Inscoe.  This will be a unique opportunity to hear from them as they share their thoughts on what is happening with the local economic climate along with their vision for the growth and future of Henderson and Vance County as they continue to build the area into a strong regional partner with a prosperous future.  This is an excellent opportunity for us to evaluate where we’ve been and get the community involved in where we’re going.

Bring plenty of business cards and get ready to make lots of new connections at our Chamber Networking Luncheon. Our quarterly Member 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.”

The luncheon will be held at the Henderson Country Club on Thursday, January 12th. The event will last from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. Tickets for Chamber members are $20 per person. Tickets are $25 per person for non-members.

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

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Henderson-Vance Chamber accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year

Do you know an outstanding local citizen?

The Citizen of the Year award is presented each year by the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce to
recognize an individual for their volunteer work to make our community a better place to live.
The criteria used in making the selection includes:

  • The person must be a resident of the Henderson-Vance County community.
  • The acts and good deeds for which the award is presented must have been performed for the benefit of Vance County and its citizens.
  • The community at large should recognize, once the award is made, that it is deserved.
  • The activities resulting in the award should be regarded outside the recipient’s normal business or profession.

The recipient does not have to be a member of the Chamber. 
Deadline is Friday, December 30th!
The Citizen of the Year nomination form is below (copy and paste).


Email nominations forms to John Barnes at [email protected]

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Nomination form for Citizen of the Year

The Citizen of the Year award is presented each year by the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce to recognize an individual for their volunteer work to make our community a better place to live.

The criteria used in making the selection includes:

  • The person must be a resident of the Henderson-Vance County
  • The acts and good deeds for which the award is presented must have been performed for the benefit of Vance County and its citizens.
  • The community at large should recognize, once the award is made, that it is deserved.
  • The activities resulting in the award should be regarded outside the recipient’s normal business or profession.
  • The recipient does not have to be a member of the Chamber.

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To nominate an individual for this award, fill out the information below and attach a letter describing the things you think make this individual eligible for this award. If possible, please attach other letters of support for this individual.  

 

Name: _______________________________________________________

 

Address: _____________________________________________________
Place of Employment: __________________________________________

 

Your contact information:

 

Name: ________________________________________________________

Email Address: _________________________________________________

Phone Number: _________________________________________________

Submit nomination form and letter(s) to the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce by Friday, December 30, 2016

WRAL TV’s Scott Mason to give Keynote Address at Henderson-Vance Chamber Banquet

The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce will hold its 79th Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
Keynote speaker will be WRAL’s Tar Heel Traveler, Scott Mason. As a Road Scholar presenter, this project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The event will take place at Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

For sponsorship opportunities, more information or to reserve tickets, contact the Henderson-Vance County Chamber at 252-438-8414 or by emailing [email protected].

So-ul Delicious Celebrates Reopening with Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting was held on Wednesday, November 2 for So-ul Delicious to celebrate the restaurant’s re-opening and membership with the Chamber.  They were joined by the Chamber staff, friends, and family to celebrate their opening.  All guests were treated to a tasteful treat and beverage after the ribbon cutting.

At So-ul Delicious you will find on the menu some classics like fried fish, Chit’lins, pig’s feet, turnip greens, and cabbage to name only a few items topped off with some homemade sweets for dessert (apple or peach cobbler and banana pudding).  Their menu is relatively inexpensive.

Owner, Rosa Perry, the heart of So-ul Delicious would tell you it is the food you get when you cook with your whole heart and soul. Her dishes are the comfort foods she learned to make over the years, the very ones she raised her family on and served in her restaurant and catering business. Perry said, “When you taste our food, you taste the love and devotion that makes So-ul Delicious.”

Yes its down-home cooking down at So-ul Delicious and you can find them at their location of 1502 Raleigh Road in Henderson.  You can also contact them at 252-598-0557 for more information.

H/V Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Lifestyle Furniture and Mattress Gallery

The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Lifestyle Furniture and Mattress Gallery.  The community was invited to come out and meet the staff, show their support, and learn all about this local business. The event began at 10:00 AM at their 135 US 158 Bypass location in Henderson.

Lifestyle Furniture & Mattress Gallery now serving in the Henderson and Oxford areas along with their other location in Farmville, Virginia.  Operating hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Closed on Wednesday and Sunday.

At Lifestyle Furniture and Mattress Gallery, they specialize in home furnishings for your living room, dining room and bedroom at affordable prices. They also offer home accessories to accent any space in your home. Whether you are shopping for a bedroom or dining room set, sofas, loveseats or mattresses, they can help you find the perfect style to furnish your home.

They carry major brand names such as LA-Z-BOY, Ashley, Southern Motion, Liberty, Jackson, Catnapper, Tempur-Pedic and much more.

Lifestyle Furniture and Mattress Gallery is a proud member of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce.  For more information, please call 252-430-7283 or check them out on the web at www.lifestylefmg.com.

Allure Xtensions Celebrates H/V Chamber Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting was held on Thursday, October 13th for Allure Xtensions Hair Boutique to celebrate this new business and membership with the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce.  Friends and family of owner Winter McMannen, chamber staff and local dignitary and businesses joined them in their celebration at their 939C West Andrews Avenue location in Henderson.

Allure Xtensions Hair Boutique has spent a great deal of time searching and insuring that they can provide the highest quality of Virgin Hair to all of their customers at a very affordable price. They want to promote the inner and outer beauty of every woman.  Having beautiful hair and the opportunity to create any desired look makes women feel self-confident and beautiful. Allure Xtensions wants to leave their imprint in the sand just to show who they are!  They are Allure Xtensions, where it isn’t just a hairstyle, it’s a lifestyle!

To learn more about Allure Xtensions check them out on the web at www.alluregirls.org or  visit them at their 939C West Andrews location.  You can also reach them at 919-691-2977.