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Steve Owens and Summertime return for final Meet Me in the Street of the Year tomorrow night

Steve Owens and Summertime is making a return engagement to the last of our three Meet Me in the Streets. The sounds of summer will certainly be in the downtown area on Thursday, August 25th as we wrap up our summer concert series. It’s truly a destination for friends and co-workers to gather, unwind and network while enjoying great live music in a casual atmosphere. The music will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will run through 8:30 tomorrow evening.

Steve Owens and Summertime will be playing a unique blend of Carolina Beach, Southern Soul, and Rock-N-Roll. The band is made up of some of the finest vocalist and musicians in the southeast. Steve Owens and Summertime sets the mark at each performance with their High Energy and passion to entertain.

Mark your calendars. Come on out and join the Chamber and this awesome band as they play all the songs that you love to hear. Its free entertainment for your enjoyment along Breckenridge Street in downtown Henderson.

This free outdoor concert is made available by Presenting sponsors, Charles Boyd Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC, PRIM Development and Residential Rentals, and Toyota of Henderson; Gold sponsors, Duke Energy, Maria Parham Medical Center, and Waste Industries; Silver sponsors, BB&T, CenturyLink, Mars Petcare, Wake Electric Membership Corporation, Walmart DC 6091, and Wake Electric Membership Corporation; Bronze sponsors, AA Self Storage, Document Systems Inc., Express Employment and Satterwhite Marina; Contributor sponsors are Franklin Brothers Nursery, KARTS, Kerr Lake Cornhole and Vinyl Graphics, Sam’s Club, Servpro, Sheetz, and Woodforest National Bank . Food sponsors are Chic-fil-A and Farmer Johns. Media sponsors are The Daily Dispatch, WIZS 1450 AM and WLUS 98.3 FM.

KARTS will also be on hand to provide free transportation after the concert for individuals who needed assistance home.

For more information, please contact the Henderson-Vance Chamber at 252-438-8414.

H/V Chamber to Hold Final Meet Me in the Street of 2016 Next Thursday

Steve Owens and Summertime is making a return engagement to the last of our three Meet Me in the Streets. The sounds of summer will certainly be in the downtown area on Thursday, August 25th as we wrap up our summer concert series. It’s truly a destination for friends and co-workers to gather, unwind and network while enjoying great live music in a casual atmosphere. The music will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will run through 8:30 that evening.

Steve Owens and Summertime will be playing a unique blend of Carolina Beach, Southern Soul, and Rock-N-Roll. The band is made up of some of the finest vocalist and musicians in the southeast. Steve Owens and Summertime sets the mark at each performance with their High Energy and passion to entertain.

Mark your calendars. Come on out and join the Chamber and this awesome band as they play all the songs that you love to hear. Its free entertainment for your enjoyment along Breckenridge Street in downtown Henderson.

This free outdoor concert is made available by Presenting sponsors, Charles Boyd Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC, PRIM Development and Residential Rentals, and Toyota of Henderson; Gold sponsors, Duke Energy, Maria Parham Medical Center, and Waste Industries; Silver sponsors, BB&T, CenturyLink, Mars Petcare, Wake Electric Membership Corporation, Walmart DC 6091, and Wake Electric Membership Corporation; Bronze sponsors, AA Self Storage, Document Systems Inc., Express Employment and Satterwhite Marina; Contributor sponsors are Franklin Brothers Nursery, KARTS, Kerr Lake Cornhole and Vinyl Graphics, Sam’s Club, Servpro, Sheetz, and Woodforest National Bank . Food sponsors are Chic-fil-A and Farmer Johns Ice Cream. Media sponsors are WIZS 1450 AM, The Daily Dispatch, and WLUS 98.3 FM.

KARTS will also be on hand to provide free transportation after the concert for individuals who needed assistance home.

For more information, please contact the Henderson-Vance Chamber at 252-438-8414.

H/V Chamber to hold ribbon cutting for Lifestyle Furniture and Mattress Gallery

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!

Lifestyle Furniture and Mattress Gallery is having a Ribbon Cutting.  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, August 23rd at their 135 US 158 Bypass location in Henderson.

Lifestyle Furniture & Mattress Gallery now serving in the Henderson area 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, love-seats 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.  Come on out and join the Chamber in celebrating the membership of this new small business!!

For more information, please call 252-430-7283 or check them out on the web at www.lifestylefmg.com.

Benchmark Community Bank Holds Grand Opening

Henderson businesses take note:  you now have a new local banking option.

On Wednesday, May 25, Benchmark Community Bank held a grand opening celebration at its new office on Graham Avenue across from Ribeyes Steakhouse.  With the help of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce and representatives from Benchmark’s headquarters, Vice President and Business Banker, Kim Jordan, officially cut the ribbon and welcomed chamber members, Henderson officials, and area businesses.

The Henderson location is Benchmark’s second in North Carolina.  In 2014, an office specializing in real estate loans was opened in Wake Forest.  After a very successful first year, both the staff and the focus at that office were expanded.  The decision to add a separate location in Henderson to serve the business community here quickly followed.

Although its physical presence in North Carolina is new, Benchmark has been helping North Carolina residents and businesses with their borrowing needs for many years.  Established in 1971 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, the bank expanded into southernmost central Virginia starting in the late 1980’s with South Hill.   Folks from across the border were among the early customers there.  The Clarksville loan office, opened in 1998, saw an influx of North Carolinians seeking loans to buy or build on lake property.  Then, in 2004, when a loan office was opened in South Boston, a number of Roxboro area residents were added to the client mix.  With the establishment of full-service branches in each place, and the advent of Internet Banking, many North Carolina customers chose to open deposit accounts as well. While services are still limited in North Carolina, some of these customers can now tend to certain financial affairs here.

Jordan is an experienced business banker who has been deeply involved with the Henderson community for a number of years.  Her expertise is in developing financial strategies that give businesses an edge in a highly competitive commercial world.  She invites potential new clients to come talk with her. To learn more about Kim and Benchmark, visit www.bcbonline.com/nc or call 252-436-0051.

LimBionics Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting was planned for today at 10 a.m. to celebrate LimBionics Prosthetics and Orthotics becoming a Chamber member and to showcase the business and all that it has to offer. LimBionics is located at 851 S. Beckford Drive, Suite B in Henderson.

Brittany Stresing is owner and lead practitioner and has been treating patients in Durham, Oxford, Henderson and surrounding areas for years. Now open in Henderson, LimBionics is proud to offer award winning Prosthetic and Orthotic care to the residents of the area.

Stresing is the only prosthetist in the area to have the elite title of Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. She also won 2015 Female Entrepreneur of the Year as well as 2015 Healthcare Hero Rising Star awards.

LimBionics prides itself on patient-based and individualized care for those who have lost a limb and need a prosthetic limb, those dealing with diabetes, drop foot, stroke, arthritis, spina bifida, injury and much more.

For more information , call 252-430-6538 or email them at henderson@limbionics.com

(Information published for news purposes with information provided within a bio from The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce.)

Kevin Bullock 2015 Chamber Ambassador of Year

Thursday night at the 78th annual Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce banquet, the organization recognized its 2015 Ambassador of the Year.  WIZS is pleased to announce that our very own Kevin Bullock was the recipient.

“Chamber Ambassadors give back to the community by volunteering their time, skills and talents,” Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce President John Barnes said.  He described Bullock as a “special representative who is an energetic advocate for the Chamber.”

Bullock thanked his fellow ambassadors.  He said he couldn’t top the energy of Julia Langston, of the YMCA, and Clareese Moss, of Shortcakes Embroidery.   He thanked fellow Chamber member businesses for allowing him to come into their businesses for grand openings and anniversaries and the like.

“I just really appreciate this.  This is awesome,” Bullock said.  “And I can’t thank our WIZS marketing clients enough for giving us the flexibility at WIZS to go out and do a lot of cool stuff like this Chamber of Commerce Banquet (broadcast) and all the events we do in the community.  And Mrs. (Susan) Rose, the matriarch of our company, is sitting at our table tonight.  I can’t thank her for giving me the flexibility to go out and do all these different things in the community.  Thank you for this.  I really appreciate it,”Bullock said.

Citizen of the Year Marion Perry

Thursday night at the 78th annual Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce banquet, local volunteer Marion Perry was presented the Citizen of the Year Award.

Perry said volunteering with Vance County Schools is one of the highlights of her life.  She said, “I pray that this County will continue to go forward.  I will do my best to do all that I can to influence the children to be examples that we can be proud of.”

Each year nominations are made and an anonymous selection committee chooses the recipient.  Last year’s 2014 Citizen of the Year, Danny Wright, introduced Perry.

Wright said Perry makes our community a better place to live, work, worship and play.  “The Citizen of the Year Award is an honor earned by an individual who has made significant contributions and demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of Henderson and Vance County,” he said.

This year’s award winner has been a positive influence for more than 20 years, with a special focus on support of public schools and young people.  “In a letter of praise, one of the many ardent supporters of our nominee writes that our recipient, who is adored by children and adults alike, inspires a delight in and love for learning, ” Wright said.

Perry said she was grateful.  “My passion is and always will be children.  I love them very much, and there is nothing I wouldn’t do to help as many as I can.  I teach love, I show love, and I try my best to be a friend to mankind,” she said.

Perry also volunteers in local nursing homes and for such organizations as the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library, Area Christians Together in Service and The Arts Council.  Wright said a letter of recommendation described Perry as “a friendly, dedicated, trustworthy, caring, compassionate and kind person with a great sense of humor (and that) the nominee loves and respects others and is highly respected in the same manner.”

Perry has previously been chosen twice as the Vance County Schools Volunteer of the Year and presently serves as the  director on the Vance County Public Schools Foundation.

Perry said of the youngsters she helps, “They may not remember me, but they will remember what I did for them; there was a person who cared, who said, ‘I believe in you.'”

Perry founded and sponsors the Tokens of Love Program at Carver Elementary School, which covers a reading program for children, student and teacher incentives as well as the awarding of scholarships to several area high school students during class night.

78th Annual H-V Chamber Banquet

2016 Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce 78th Annual Membership Banquet

The Chamber recently emailed the following information to member businesses:

“The 78th Henderson -Vance Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership banquet will be held on Thursday, February 4th at the Vance Granville Community College Civic Center in Henderson.

“A keynote address will delivered by the Mr. Chris Chung, Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina who will provide an informative analysis about economic development in Vance County and North Carolina.

“Seating for dinner will be promptly at 6:30 pm.

“Tickets are available for $35 each or a table of 10 for $320.

“Please contact the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce office at 252-438-8414 for ticket purchases or details on how your business can give-back to your community while also receiving exceptional brand recognition through our outstanding sponsorship investment opportunities.

“If you have purchased tickets and have not let us know who will be attending, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you!”

The Chamber also wished to thank its banquet sponsors.

“Thank you to our sponsors! 

“Duke Energy will again serve as the Presenting Sponsor.
“Carolina Country Snacks, CenturyLink, Maria Parham Medical Center and MARS Petcare are Gold sponsors.
“Silver sponsors include BB&T, Envirolink, Wake Electric Membership Corporation, and Walmart DC #6091.
“Express Employment Professionals and J.M. White Funeral Service are our Bronze sponsors.”