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Leadership Granville Class Holds Outdoor Graduation Program

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-Press Release, Granville County Chamber of Commerce

The Leadership Granville Class of 2019-2020 graduation, originally scheduled for early April, was postponed due to COVID-19.  The Leadership Granville Steering Committee planned an outdoor graduation for Monday, August 10, 2020, at Granville
Athletic Park’s shelter.

During a more informal program than in past years, the graduates shared their most impressive sessions, as well as ideas for future Leadership Granville classes. Steering Committee Chair, Tiana Royster/Union Bank and Cecilia Wheeler/Chamber President/VGCC, presented the graduation plaques to nine of the twelve graduates who were able to attend.

Following the plaque presentation, graduates picked up a bag of snacks and bottled water provided by Morrirson’s, Rick Childs/Granville Health System.

Pictured left to right: Jason Kelly/Oxford Parks and Recreation; Jennifer Cufalo Carpenter/Granville Education Foundation; Gina Eaves/Chick-fil-A; Julie Hicks/Vance-Granville Community College; Nealie Whitt III/Falls Lake Academy; Kelley Hightower/Hightower Reporting Service; Ruth Ann Bullock/Legal Shield; Lisa Evans/Granville County Public Schools; Kelly Watkins/Cardinal Innovations Healthcare. Not pictured: Christina Moscato/Oxford Preparatory School; Douglas Peters/ Granville County Public Schools; Tyler Woodside/Union Bank, Vance Charter School. (Photo courtesy Granville Co. Chamber of Commerce)

 

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Work Continues on Granville Chamber’s 2020-21 ‘Granville Today’ Publication

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-Press Release, Granville County Chamber of Commerce

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s “GRANVILLE TODAY” has been published over the past 12 years as a project of the Granville County Chamber of Commerce. It includes feature articles written about all areas of the county. 

“GRANVILLE TODAY” is a quality of life publication, which includes the Chamber’s membership directory alphabetically and categorically. 

It is a resource for all citizens and visitors and is included in relocation packets, recruitment information, displayed in businesses, industries and professional offices and is available at community events, public forums and trade shows. It is also available at the Chamber’s two office locations.  

A Chamber Committee met months ago, prior to COVID-19, to discuss and submit feature articles to be included in our 2020 – 2021 “GRANVILLE TODAY” edition. Advertising sales are just beginning. Representatives with The Daily Dispatch will appropriately identify themselves as the partner with the Granville County Chamber of Commerce when approaching Chamber members for advertising interest or story contributions. 

“GRANVILLE TODAY” is the only publication endorsed by the Granville County Chamber of Commerce. Please feel free to contact either of the Chamber’s offices with questions. 

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Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Granville Class of 2020-21 Canceled

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-Press Release, Granville County Chamber of Commerce

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Granville Steering Committee and Executive Committee have made the decision to cancel the Leadership Granville Class of 2020 – 2021. The decision was made based on the potential impact of COVID-19 on the upcoming class, which was scheduled to begin in early September and run through the end of March 2021.

Currently, Chamber businesses and industry members are unable to allow visitors to tour their facilities. Also, Steering Committee members are limited in the amount of “outside of their workplace” interaction they are able to have.  

A virtual class option was discussed; however, it was unanimous that this was not ideal as networking face-to-face with other class members, and visiting the community entities is extremely important.

Those persons who wish to be included on a list to be contacted for the 2021 – 2022 Leadership Granville class should email the Granville County Chamber of Commerce – wanda@granville-chamber.com or tawheeler@granville-chamber.com to request an interest flyer.

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Granville Chamber Seeking Donated Items for New Teacher Welcome Bags

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The Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 recognition and welcome for new teachers to the county will be a gift bag filled with donations from Chamber members.

The 100 gift bags will be distributed to Chamber member school systems Falls Lake Academy, Granville County Public Schools and Oxford Preparatory School. Large gift bags are being provided by Granville Health System.

Chamber members are encouraged to provide gift bag donation items by Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Please call or email to request staff to pick up items, or items may be delivered at either Chamber office location – 124 Hillsboro St., Oxford, (919) 693-6125, wanda@granville-chamber.com or 1598 NC Hwy 56, between Butner and Creedmoor, (919) 528-4994, tawheeler@granville-chamber.com.

Chamber staff will prepare the gift bags with the many goodies members will donate. Donor businesses will be recognized on a sheet included in the gift bags.

In past years, members have donated items such as business swag, pens, pencils, note pads, coupons, gift cards, key chains, rulers, tape measures, hand sanitizer, health and beauty products, candy/microwave popcorn/small bag of coffee/small snack bag of crackers or chips with a business card attached.

Granville’s new teachers are always very appreciative of these efforts!

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Granville Chamber of Commerce Warns of Gift Card Scam

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-Information courtesy Granville County Chamber of Commerce

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce has been made aware that scam emails that appear to be from Chamber representatives are being sent to community members. These emails request that the recipient purchase gift cards for a specified agency, take pictures of the gift card’s PIN and send the pictures back to the sender, which appears to be the Chamber.

This is a very typical cyber phishing attempt and these emails are not being sent from the Chamber or any Chamber representative.

The Chamber asks that this be a reminder to us all to be wary of anyone (including friends) who seem to be asking for gift cards, account codes or prepaid cards for any purpose.

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce apologizes for this scam email and any inconvenience it may have caused.

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Granville Chamber Announces Members With Open Drive-Thru, Food Delivery

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-Information courtesy the Granville County Chamber of Commerce

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce has received information from some food service Chamber members regarding their menus, pick-up and delivery options. We encourage everyone to be supportive of our members and do business locally. As other Chamber member businesses share their information, our offices will send email updates.

Bojangles – drive-thru & take-out

Chick-fil-A, – 200 Trade St., Henderson; (252) 436-0010 – drive-thru and curbside delivery via the Chick-fil-A app

McDonald’s – drive-thru & take-out

Owl House Cafe – 209 N. Main St., Creedmoor; (919) 864-0820 – delivery, curbside pickup and take-out.

Simply Delicious Catering – 702 N Main St., Creedmoor; (919) 528-7400 delivery, take-out

Sunrise Biscuit Company – 128 Williamsboro St., Oxford; (919) 693-6178 – pick-up/take-out

Tobacco Wood Brewing Co. – 117 Wall St., Oxford; (919) 725.-9402 – take-out, delivery within 10-mile radius

Veneto’s Pizzeria – 124 W. Church St., Creedmoor; (919) 528-3839 – take-out, curbside pickup and delivery

For specific information such as delivery radius, times, menu items, etc., please contact the business directly. For Chamber-related questions, call the Chamber office at (919) 693-6125 or email wanda@granville-chamber.com.

Granville Co. Chamber Cancels ‘Cluck ‘N Shuck’ Event

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-Information courtesy Granville County Chamber of Commerce

In accordance with CDC guidelines, the Granville County Chamber Board of Directors will cancel the April 3, 2020,  ‘Cluck ‘N Shuck’ seafood fundraiser event. If you have purchased a ticket, please contact the Chamber office at (919) 693-6125 or email wanda@granville-chamber.com for a refund.

The Chamber apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause but feels this action is appropriate.

Kacey Johnson, Columbine Survivor, to Speak at Granville Chamber Banquet

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— Information courtesy Granville County Chamber of Commerce | Ginnie Currin, Executive Director ~ 919-693-6125 ~ ginnie@granville-chamber.com

In celebration of 78 years in operation, the Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors announces the Annual Banquet will be held Monday, January 27, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., at Vance-Granville Community College’s Civic Center/Main Campus.

Banquet sponsors are BB&T, CertainTeed, LLC, Duke Energy, Granville Health System, Hicks and Wrenn LLP, Vanness Chevrolet and The School of Graphic Arts.

Kacey Johnson, Columbine shooting survivor, will share her inspiring story at the Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet on January 27, 2020. (Photo courtesy Granville Co. Chamber)

Twenty years following “the devastation of Columbine,” Kacey Johnson shares her inspiring story with audiences across the U.S., as a speaker and an author. Her newly-released book, “Over My Shoulder” coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Columbine shooting. Johnson says it took her nearly that long to come to terms with what happened to her that day and to finally be able to reclaim her life.

The evening will once again include the presentation of the Chamber’s most prestigious award, the John Penn Citizen of the Year Award, recognizing outstanding community service.

A buffet dinner will be prepared and served by Chamber member Simply Delicious Catering of Creedmoor.

Tickets are $40 each. Corporate tables of 8, with reserved seating, are available for $300. Corporate tables of 10, reserved seating, are available for $380. Tickets/reservations are REQUIRED prior to the event. Invitations have been sent via email this year, rather than via the postal service.

Checks or credit card payments are accepted by contacting one of the Chamber’s offices – 919.693.6125/Wanda, wanda@granville-chamber.com or 919.528.4994/Toni Anne, tawheeler@granville-chamber.com. Reservation information should include the name of business/individual, email and phone contact.

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Granville Chamber’s John Penn Citizen Award Nominations Due Jan. 2

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— Information courtesy Granville County Chamber of Commerce | Ginnie Currin, Executive Director ~ 919-693-6125 ~ ginnie@granville-chamber.com

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s Recognition Committee announces that the committee is accepting nominations for the 2020 John Penn Citizen of the Year Award.  This prestigious award, named for Granville County’s signer of the Declaration of Independence, is presented at the Chamber’s Annual Membership Banquet.

The 2020 event will be held Monday, January 27, 2020, in the Civic Center at Vance-Granville Community College.

Nomination forms may be obtained at a Chamber office or may be downloaded from the Chamber’s website, www.granville-chamber.com.

This award was designed to recognize a person(s) for outstanding service to the community. Past recipients include Dr. Joseph Colson, Mrs. Robinette Husketh, Hubert Gooch, Rev. G. C. Hawley, Mrs. Gladys Satterwhite, Hugh Currin, Sr., Rev. Harrison Simons, Tom Speed, John Mackie, Dr. Roy Noblin, Dr. David Noel, John K. Nelms, J. J. Medford, Mrs. Mildred A. Jenkins, Tom Johnson, Mrs. Virginia Tuck, L. Clement Yancey, Mrs. Nancy W. Darden, Leonard M. Dunn, Mrs. Carlene Fletcher, Hubert L. Cox, Leonard Peace, Sr., Marshall Tanner, Harold Sherman, Boyce Harvey, Paul Kiesow, Ms. Johnsie Cunningham, Stan Fox, Doan and Bette Laursen, Dr. John B. Hardy, Jr., L. C. Adcock, Jim Crawford, Xavier Wortham, Dr. Richard and Julia Ann Taylor, Gary Bowman, James “Lump” and Mary Ann Lumpkins, Laura Gable and Annette Myers.

Nominations are due no later than Thursday, January 2, 2020. 

Formal invitations to the banquet will be mailed to Chamber members. Persons interested in attending may contact one of the Chamber’s offices – wanda@granville-chamber.com, 919.693.6125; tawheeler@granaville-chamber.com, 919.528.4994.

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Columbine Shooting Survivor to Speak at Annual Granville Chamber Banquet

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-Information courtesy The Granville County Chamber of Commerce

In celebration of its 78th anniversary, the Granville County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2020 Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet on Monday, January 27, 2020, at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

The guest speaker for the occasion will be Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson, a survivor of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. Come hear her inspiring story of the devastation of Columbine and her “arduous recovery for her body and soul.”

Tickets are available for $40 per guest. Reserved seating for corporate tables of eight is available for $300, corporate tables of 10 for $380.

Checks, cash or credit card payments are accepted by contacting one of the Chamber’s offices – 919.693.6125/Wanda, wanda@granville-chamber.com or 919.528.4994/Toni Anne, tawheeler@granville-chamber.com.

The Chamber requests that guests kindly respond by January 17, 2020.

Sponsors include BB&T, Certainteed, Duke Energy, Granville Health System, Hicks Wrenn, PLLC, The School of Graphic Arts and Vanness Chevrolet.