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Run down for Tuesday:
11:30 a.m. – Items to Buy or Sell and your calls
11:40 a.m. – Michelle Burgess, President of Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce (more info below)
11:50 a.m. – Paul McKenzie with Vance County Cooperative Extension about what works in the garden.
Later this week on the program, guests Britt Sams with Sam’s Furniture and Mattress Center Wednesday and Marcia Allen, Vance County Democratic Party Chair, on Thursday … plus your calls and items.
Stay tuned and tell a friend!
In years past the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce would have held the annual chamber banquet in January, but Michelle Burgess, president of the Chamber, said that due to Covid-19 the Chamber realized that holding the banquet last month would be an impossibility. She said, “We don’t see that changing,” in regards to moving the banquet to later in the year. Burgess said that the banquet will go forward at some point either on Facebook or videotaped and shared with chamber members. “It will take place in some form,” Burgess said. Additionally, the Citizen of the Year award will also continue. The award has been given out since 1970 and Burgess says they will be looking for the community to submit nominations.
When asked how Covid 19 has impacted local business, Burgess said, in regards to local consumers, “They’ve really shopped local, and supported local.” Burgess said businesses such as karate and dance studios, and gyms were impacted the hardest and that the chamber is working with these businesses to help them get back on track. Once Covid-19 finally passes Burgess said, “We are just not going back to normal” and that consumers “will enjoy shopping a lot more than they ever have,” but owners will need to keep areas very clean and continue to use social media and websites more than ever. Burgess also said that the chamber will work with businesses by sponsoring classes to help owners with E-commerce and on-line sales. For more information the Chamber of Commerce can be reached at 252-438-8414.