H-V Chamber’s Annual Banquet to Feature Keynote Speaker Allison Capps

-Information courtesy the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce’s Sept./Oct. “Focus” Newsletter

The 81st Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at the VGCC Civic Center.

This year’s keynote speaker is Allison Capps, Assistant District Attorney for North Carolina’s 9th Prosecutorial District.

Allison Siler Capps grew up in Belmont, NC. She attended Peace College and received a B.A. in Psychology. Following Peace, she attended the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University where she received her law degree.

She began her career as an Assistant District Attorney in the 2nd Prosecutorial District, working for just over a year. She returned to the 9th District, (Granville, Vance, Franklin and Warren counties) where she had interned while in law school and currently serves.

As a part of the DA’s office, she has tried over 20 jury trials, ranging from DWIs to First Degree Murder cases and everything in between. She has received numerous awards from Crime Stoppers, NC Gang Investigators Assoc. and others.

Mrs. Capps is an active member of Delrayno Baptist Church, President of the Board of Directors for the Granville Education Foundation, participates in the Girls on the Run Program and in the NC Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. She resides in Oxford with her husband, Jason, and their son, Luke.

Presenting Sponsor for this special annual event is Duke Energy. Gold sponsor is Maria Parham Health and Silver Sponsors are BB&T, MARS Petcare, Wake Electric Membership Corporation and Walmart DC# 6091; Bronze Sponsors are Benchmark Community Bank and Express Employment Professionals; Contributor Sponsor is CenturyLink and Advocate sponsor is Union Bank.

Seating for dinner will be promptly at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be available for $35 each or a table of 10 for $320. Contact the Chamber at 252-438-8414 to purchase tickets, for more information or for sponsorship opportunities.

H-V Chamber Members Encouraged to Register Now for Christmas Social

-Information courtesy the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce’s Sept./Oct. “Focus” Newsletter

The Eleventh Annual Chamber Christmas Social will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at Henderson Country Club.

For the eleventh consecutive year, Chamber member CPA firms will sponsor this holiday mixer for the enjoyment of all Chamber member businesses. Organized by Chamber staff, the event is sponsored by Holden, Moss, Knott, Clark and Copley, PA; William L. Stark & Company; Phillips, Dorsey, Thomas, Waters and Brafford, PA; Danny W. Wright, CPA, PLLC; William D. Hoyle, CPA, PLLC and Robert D. Herford, CPA.

Come and enjoy delicious heavy hors-d’oeuvres, a cash bar, other beverages and social networking with other local area business professionals. Mark your calendar now for this event and contact the Chamber to register at 252-438-8414 or [email protected] by Monday, November 26.

H-V Chamber of Commerce Seeking Nominees for Citizen of the Year

-Information courtesy the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce’s Sept./Oct. “Focus” Newsletter

The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominations for the 2018 Citizen of the Year.

This annual award honors an individual who has made a significant contribution and demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of Henderson and Vance County. In order to be considered for this award, the nominee must be a resident of the Henderson-Vance County community, should be someone who enjoys a reputation for continuous community service in areas such as civic involvement, quality of life improvements, supportive of business and economic development and humanitarian issues. This contribution must be outside the realm of the individual’s occupation.

Citizens and Chamber members are encouraged to nominate persons they feel are deserving of this recognition. Nomination forms are available at the Chamber and should be submitted in writing to the Chamber office by Friday, December 28. The award will be presented at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Banquet on January 31st at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center.

For information or a nomination form, contact the Chamber at 252-438-8414 or e-mail [email protected]

Reminder: H-V Chamber’s Annual Reverse Raffle This Saturday!

-Information courtesy the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce’s September/October newsletter

The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Henderson Police Department (HPD) and the Vance County Sheriff ’s Department, are partnering again to host the third annual reverse raffle. Presenting Sponsor is Maria Parham Health.

This annual event benefits a program serving local underprivileged children called “Shop With a Cop” along with the Chamber of Commerce and its efforts to help local business. The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 10 and will be held at Henderson Country Club beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and include dinner for two, a chance at the $5,000 grand prize and a dance at the completion of the raffle. Throughout the evening, guests will be given opportunities to bid on various silent auction items as well as two reserved tickets which will be auctioned toward the end of the ticket drawing. Three reserved tickets will also be raffled during the course of the evening.

The “Shop With a Cop” activity will take place in December at which time members of the HPD and Sheriff ’s Department will take local underprivileged children shopping with local retailers for Christmas. A certain dollar amount of the proceeds raised will be set aside for each participating child. There has been a great turnout for the past two years and we are expecting no less this year. “This fundraiser allows us to do a lot of good for the local community with the proceeds and the HPD and Sheriff ’s office are always anxious to do what we can to help local children”, said Police Chief Marcus Barrow.

There are still opportunities for local businesses to donate silent auction items. If you or your business would like to purchase tickets, donate items or get more information, contact the HPD, Vance County Sheriff ’s Department or the Chamber office at 252-438-8414.

H-V Chamber to Host ’15 Under 40′ Reception for Emerging Leaders

-Information and flyer courtesy Sandra Wilkerson, Director of Admin and Events, Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce

The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce will host a “15 Under 40” reception at the Henderson County Club on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, from 6 – 8 p.m. This reception honors Vance County’s recently nominated emerging leaders age 40 or younger.

Recipients include Nathan Baskerville, Bert Beard, Joel Beckham, Kristen Boyd, Amanda Walker Ellis, Trevei Foreman, Cara Boyd Gill, Turner Pride, Carice Sanchez, Eric Sanchez, Tremanisha Taylor, Josh Towne, Kendrick Vann, Jessica West and Daniel White.

Tickets are $15 per person and include hors-d’oeuvres and beverages. There will be a cash bar.

Please reserve your tickets by calling the Chamber at (252) 438-8414 or emailing [email protected] Tickets should be picked up at the Chamber office by Tuesday, November 20.


H-V Chamber of Commerce Announces Upcoming Business After Hours

-Information courtesy Sandra Wilkerson, Director of Admin and Events, Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce

Join the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce for a Business After Hours event at Concordia Care Health and Rehabilitation (formerly Guardian Care), 280 Beckford Drive, Henderson. The event will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 5:15 – 7 p.m.

Last ‘Meet Me in the Street’ for 2018 Only One Week Away!

The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce, along with Presenting Sponsor NC Towing & Recovery, will host the last of this year’s “Meet Me in the Street” free community concerts on Thursday, November 1, 2018. This is the postponed date from the originally scheduled September 27 event.

The third and final concert of the season 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, the kids can enjoy a section all their own sponsored by Maria Parham Health.

Sponsors for this year’s concert series are: NC Towing & Recovery – Presenting Sponsor; Duke Energy and Maria Parham Health – Gold Sponsors; BB&T, Mars Petcare, Wake Electric Membership Corporation and Walmart DC #6091 – Silver Sponsors; and 3hc, Benchmark Community Bank, Carolina Sunrock, Express Employment Professionals, Henderson-Vance Downtown Development Commission and Waste Industries – Bronze Sponsors.

Contributing Sponsors are CenturyLink, Coastal Federal Credit Union, Franklin Brothers Nursery, Henderson-Vance Economic Development Commission, Hoyle’s Tire & Axle, NC Motorsports Park and Woodforest Bank.

Promotional Sponsors are Brewer Cycles, Fidelity Bank, Satterwhite Point Marina, Servpro and Union Bank.

The concert is free to the public and will be held at the corner of North Garnett and Breckenridge Streets in downtown Henderson from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.


Tickets on Sale Now for Reverse Raffle to Benefit ‘Shop With a Cop’ and H-V Chamber

-Information and flyer courtesy Sandra Wilkerson, Director of Admin and Events, Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce

Maria Parham Health presents a Reverse Raffle with Silent Auction and Dance on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 5:30 to 11 p.m. at the Henderson Country Club. Semi-formal attire is suggested.

Tickets are $125 and include dinner for two, dancing and a chance for a $5,000 grand prize.

Various silent auctions will be held including two reserved tickets. Raffle tickets will be sold for three reserved tickets.

Money raised benefits the local Shop With a Cop program and the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to help local businesses.

The event is brought to you by the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce, Henderson Police Department and the Vance County Sheriff’s Department.

Please call the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce at (252) 438-8414 for more information or to purchase tickets.

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H-V Chamber & Dept. of Social Services to Host Work Force Job & Resource Fair

-Information and flyer courtesy Sandra Wilkerson, Director of Admin and Events, Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce

The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Vance County Department of Social Services to hold a Work First Job & Resource Fair on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Civic Center on Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus in Henderson.

The event is open to the public and participants are asked to come dressed for success.

Participating businesses include Ameristaff, City of Henderson, Effex Management Solutions, Go2Staffing, Kittrell Job Corps, Manpower, NC Works Center, Qualified Staffing, Rebuild Communities, Smart Start and Vance-Granville Community College.

H-V Chamber Announces Upcoming Business After Hours, Ribbon Cutting

-Information courtesy Sandra Wilkerson, Director of Admin and Events, Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce

Business After Hours

The Corbitt Preservation Assoc./Bennett Perry Museum

180 Church Street – Henderson

5:15 to 7 p.m.


Ribbon Cutting/Open House

Baskerville Funeral Home, LLC

104 S. Chestnut Street – Henderson

Ribbon Cutting 10 a.m.

Open House 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.