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Propel GPS held a ribbon cutting on December 11 to celebrate an open house for their Henderson location as well as their new Chamber memberhip.  The company is a wireless asset management and sensor monitoring technology company that desires to meet the needs of their customers in a more professional, efficient and affordable manner than any other company in the industry.  Propel GPS™ offers a one-stop solution for asset tracking, tank and vehicle monitoring, reporting and recovery.  Their solution combines the accuracy of GPS wireless communications using global satellite technology and a user-friendly application that is easy to install, operate and manage. It allows the ease of tracking high dollar and/or critical assets directly from your desktop or mobile phone. They also offer a free 30-day fully functional beta trial allowing prospective customers to  preview the solution prior to purchase. They provide high quality hardware and network services, 24-hour Customer Support, competitive prices, flexible billing plans, and customer training. To contact the sales team call 1- 571-306-7700 or e-mail sales@PropelGPS.com for more information or to schedule a personal demonstration.  The company has offices in Reston, Virginia and locally at 946-X West Andrews Avenue in Henderson.

Magnolia

Magnolia Management, LLC – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday, November 15th at 10 AM for Magnolia Management, LLC to celebrate their business and membership with the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce.  Specializing in residential single and multi-family investor-owned properties, Magnolia Management LLC moved into its offices at 719 S. Chestnut St. in Henderson at the beginning of August, 2012.  The company is the brainchild of Tony Norwood and his wife, Pam, who are longtime Henderson residents.  Tony and Pam partnered with Lundy Sykes and Kate Barker, of Norfolk, Virginia to form the company because of their more than 35 years of residential rental management experience in the Tidewater Virginia area.  Steve Ball, a fully qualified North Carolina Real Estate Broker in Henderson serves as Broker-in-Charge for the firm. Although he holds a degree in Industrial Management, Tony has over 30 years practical experience in the home improvement business, and in the past has done renovation and maintenance work on the rental properties of many real estate investors in the tri-county area.  Tony became convinced that a Property Management Firm which could offer reduced maintenance and repair costs to owners of investment property with no reduction in the quality of the work, would both increase the profitability of the investors’ property and also improve tenant retention and lower vacancy rates.  Thus, Magnolia Management was chartered as a fully licensed real estate management firm under the laws of North Carolina. The company now represents 15 investors and has 10 employees.  Entering into its second year, the company looks forward to continued growth and service to the real estate investors in the tri-county area. You can contact Tony or Pam 252/430-8005 or check them out on their website at www.magnolia-management.com.

Lamplight Inn and Tobacco Farm Camp held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, November 6 to celebrate the addition of an events area to hold weddings, receptions, parties, etc.  The Lamplight Inn is located at 1680 Flemingtown Road in Henderson.  You can contact Shirley Payne, Innkeeper at 252-438-6311 or check them out on the web at www.lamplightbnb.net

Butterfly Kissed Floral Designs held a ribbon cutting celebrating their new Chamber membership on October 30.  The full-service florist is located at 505 Dabney Drive in Henderson.  Offering anything from fresh-cut arrangements, budvases, artificial arrangements, wreaths and a variety of other home décor items and giftware, Butterfly Kissed wants to help meet all of your floral needs.  The company, run by Angela and Connie Wade, can be reached at 252-433-0075.

 A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Rent-A-Center on October 14, to announce their membership with the Chamber.  Rent-A-Center offers high quality durable products such as major consumer electronics, appliances, computers, furniture and accessories under flexible rental purchase agreements that allow the customer to obtain ownership of the merchandise at the conclusion of an agreed-upon rental period.  They offer same-day delivery, 90 days same as cash and an early purchase option.  Rent-A-Center provides an easy, affordable way for people to furnish their homes without incurring a continuing obligation and needing access to credit. The company looks forward to meeting new customers and servicing the communities of Vance, Warren, Granville and Franklin. Stop by their location at 1660 N Garnett Street in Henderson and meet Bobbi and her wonderful staff!  For more information, you can contact them at 252-492-5454 or check them out on the web at www.rentacenter.com.

 A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Area Hearing Center on August 12th to announce their new location and Chamber membership.  Area Hearing Center is an Audiological practice specializing in Personalized Hearing Healthcare.  Dr. Lara “Kotty” Gray, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology provides Audiological care throughout the four counties: Diagnostic Audiological Services, Hearing Instrument Evaluations, Fittings, Service, Repair, Batteries and Accessories, as well as Hearing Protection, Industrial Hearing Testing and Interpretation to meet current OSHA standards for Hearing Conservation.  Area Hearing Center has operated in the local are for 19 years starting in 1994 when Deborah Twisdale and Roland Scott started the company.  In 1997, Twisdale became a sole proprietor and hired Kotty in 1998.  In 2001, Twisdale and Kotty became Area Hearing Center, LLC.  Kotty is now managing partner.  Area Hearing Center is committed to providing exceptional and personalized hearing healthcare to each patient as well as awesome customer service.  For more information, please visit them Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4PM at 857 S Beckford Drive, Suite H, in Henderson or you can contact them at 252-430-7744.

 A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for REW Medical Wear and Tanning on August 6th to celebrate their new Chamber membership.  REW Medical Wear and Tanning has been serving the local community for over a decade.  They offer the region’s largest selection of medical uniforms along with professional, occupational, and recreational shoes.  The major brands that they offer in medical uniforms are Grey’s Anatomy, Dickies, Cherokee, and Koi.  They have many others to choose from and if they don’t have what your want, they will gladly order free of charge.  Their major shoe brands consist of Alegria, Asics, Dansko, Merrell, and Sanita.  REW’s shoe line consists of over 150 shoe displays and over a thousand shoes in stock.  They also offer spray tans.  For more information, please visit REW at 941C West Andrews Avenue, at 252-438-4031 or www.rewmedical.com.

Sunset Slush of North Raleigh held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of their new storefront location in North Raleigh on July 16 in the Chamber lobby.   The company specializes in 30 flavors of classic Italian ice, all of which are fat free, dairy free, gluten free, cholesterol free and just plain GUILT FREE. The shop is located in Pinecrest Pointe Shopping Center at 9101 Leesville Road, Suite 121 in Raleigh.  The location is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.  They have mobile units used for off-site events such as the local “Meet Me in the Street”. For a complete list of services offered by Sunset Slush, see them on the web at www.sunsetslushnorthraleigh.com.  

Pelican’s SnoBalls held a ribbon cutting on July 12 to celebrate the grand opening of the business.  Named for the state bird of Louisiana, the company strives to stay true to the “Original New Orleans” SnoBall. From the smooth fluffy snow right down to the Pelican Bucks that strangely resemble Mardi Gras doubloons, Pelican’s is the place for flavors straight from Louisiana.  Perfected from a hundred years of satisfying thirsty customers in sweltering summer heat, Pelican’s offers  over 100 fantastic flavors.  The business is located at 420 North Garnett Street in Henderson and can be contacted at 929-618-2300 or seen on the web at www.Pelicansnoballs.com.

Community Home Care & Hospice held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of their new location at 152 Zeb Robinson Road in Henderson.  As the most experienced provider of hospice services in the Southeast, Community Home Care & Hospice makes a difference in the lives of their patients and the families of those patients every day.  They enrich the quality of life for those facing the challenges of a life-limiting illness.  Called to serve, the company believes that life is about living and their passion is empowering people with health care choices including what hospice benefits they wish to receive.   Care is delivered by a qualified team of doctors, professional nurses, social workers and volunteers and in most cases, is covered by Medicare, Medicaid or other private insurances.   For more information about the organization or for what they can do for you, go to their website at www.communityhch.com or locally call 252-430-7760.  The organization has been a Chamber member since 2004.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Nancy Jo Photography on June 13th to announce the opening of the new business.  Nancy Jo Photography specializes in unique, traditional and classic portraits with a little flair of trendy and fun!  Professional photographers Nancy Jo Smith and Jennifer Woodlief, along with their client services team are dedicated to providing exceptional service from the moment of inquiry through portrait delivery.  They are located at 521 Dabney Drive in Henderson, and boast a large studio space encompassing more than ten professionally designed sets for a variety of choices to reflect your individuality and uniqueness.  They also photograph in a variety of nearby outdoor areas for more setting choices.  The studio is open Tuesday through Friday,  10AM to 6PM, and Saturday’s from 10AM to 4PM.  Pre-booking is encouraged to ensure timely service.  During the month of July, Nancy Jo Photography is offering FREE sessions every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Limited availability.  Stop in to reserve your spot or contact the company at 252-431-1004 or on the web at www.nancyjophotography.com.

 Home Decorator Shoppe held a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 13th to announce the grand opening of the business.  Community leaders, chamber board members and honored guests were present to celebrate with owners Charles and Louise Parham. The Home Decorator Shoppe specializes in home décor.  Those in attendance saw many home decorating ideas including bed ensembles, decorative painting, mirror antiquing, window treatments, blinds and shutters. Parham is also introducing a selection of hand-painted indoor and outdoor pillows by designer Stephanie Walker.  Stop in and browse in a relaxing atmosphere at The Home Decorator Shoppe located on 521 Dabney Drive in Henderson. You can contact the Home Decorator Shoppe at 252-213-0508.

FTroop96 held a ribbon cutting on May 15th to announce the start of the new business owned by Ronald Floyd,   Independent Associate for LegalShield.  This is a home-based business that provides legal protection that is accessible to anyone. Whatever the situation, LegalShield is able to help.  From real estate, divorce advice, identity theft and more, they have your rights covered.  LegalShield is a proprietary system of provider law firms covering 49 states and Canada, offering high-quality, cost-effective legal and ID theft service.  To speak with Mr. Floyd, call 252-432-0043, email him at ronaldfloyd@legalshieldassociate.com or visit the company on the web at ronaldfloyd.LegalShieldAssociate.com.

Belk, Inc. at Henderson Square held a ribbon cutting to celebrate their grand re-opening and 125 years of doing business on April 18 at their location at 350 N. Cooper Drive.  The store has recently remodeled and expanded the shoe and accessories departments.  As a part of their milestone celebration, the company and its associates have committed to 125 days of service.  During that time, the Henderson store is partnering with Dabney Elementary School to do service projects including building bookcases and a picnic table, conducting a book drive for the school with a goal to collect 125 gently used and new books and making Magic Reading Carpets for the children.  Customers who want to donate books for the book drive may drop them off at the store.  The 125 days will conclude on May 29th with a celebration for their associates, customers and the community.  On that day, Belk will be giving away 100 Belk Gift cards to the first 100 shoppers.  Belk has been a part of the Henderson community for 83 years when the Leggett Store opened on Main Street in 1930.  To contact the local store, call 252-492-1121.  The Manager is Sara May.

New You With Shortcake held a ribbon cutting on March 13 to announce the start of the new business owned by Clareese Moss.  Focus of the business is a pill that helps individuals feel better, lose weight and have energy all day.  Moss said, “After taking the ALL Natural Pill for four months and losing 50 pounds, I knew it was a product that would give you results and I am my own walking advertisement.”  Level4 is a capsule taken once a day that decreases appetite, increases energy, improves mood and improves mental clarity. Moss continued,  “It’s all natural and anyone can take the pill with any medication that they are taking.  It’s all about feeling good and feeling good about yourself!”  Moss has over 200 clients using this product and their average weight loss is 8 pounds per month.  She is the only local supplier for this pill.  Interested individuals can contact Moss about a 30 day supply for $60 (only $2 a day) at (252) 492-5769.

Tots-N-More Consignment Boutique held a ribbon cutting on March 8th to announce the start of the new business owned by Joyce Doughty.  Tots-N-More Consignment Boutique is a family-owned business with a strong Christian faith and is located at 216 Dabney Drive. “We want to serve our customers by offering a warm and friendly shopping experience with reasonable prices,” says Doughty.  You will find clothing for children, as well as toys, furniture and maternity.  Customers can become partners with the business by consigning with them. With a desire to serve the local community, the business will share a portion of their sales with organizations that meet community needs such as United Way and the Vance County Animal Shelter. Stop by and visit Tots-N-More or see them on the web at www.tots-n-more.com.  They can be reached by phone at (252) 492-5769.

Five County First in Families is a non-profit that provides funding to support individuals and their families who are experiencing developmental disability or traumatic brain injury in Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Vance and Warren counties. Self-defined needs may include assistance with basic needs, home furnishings or modifications, childcare or respite, adaptive equipment, or connections to various opportunities in the community; whatever it takes for people to live and participate fully in their community.  The organization partners with local businesses, citizens, and agencies to receive the lowest possible price for products and services families need. Other times, the chapter simply makes a referral to an appropriate agency.  Volunteers and contributers are often needed.  To contact First in Families locally, call 252-373-7041 and talk with Autumn Stearne or see them on the web at www.fifnc.org.

Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation of Henderson hosted a Business After Hours and ribbon cutting at their location at 280 Beckford Drive in Henderson on October 25. The company is the largest diversified provider of post-acute care services in the United States and their mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder they serve. The event was well attended and offered an array of hors d’oeuvres and networking opportunities.

Instinctive Healing Massage held a ribbon cutting on September 28 to celebrate the opening of the business and their new Chamber membership. Christina Brock , NC LMBT #12194 has opened a massage therapy practice offering Lymphatic, Swedish, Relaxation, Pre/Post Natal, Reflexology and chair massages. The therapeutic benefits of massage are vast; examples include pain relief, rehabilitation, stress management, relaxation, reduced anxiety and depression, and general wellness. Each session is tailored to the individual goals of the client. The company is currently offering an introductory rate of $55/hr. Day, evening and weekend appointments are available. The office is located at 804 S Garnett Street, 2nd floor. For questions, information and to set an appointment call 252-425-8426, e-mail Christina@instinctivehealingmassage.com or see the business online at www.instinctivehealingmassage.com.

V3 By Shortcake held a ribbon cutting on August 28 to announce the start of the new business owned by Clarisse Moss. Focus of the business is a pill that helps individuals feel better, lose weight and have energy all day. Moss said, “I started taking V3 in July and seven weeks later had lost 25 pounds. My energy level was increased, my appetite suppressed and I felt better than I ever had. Taking one pill a day and drinking lots of water took my cravings for sweets away.” V3 is a blend of all natural Vitamins B6/B12-minerals-cocoa-green tea and cinnamon. Dr. Oz has called V3 the “skinny pill” and stated “it is a combination of all natural ingredients to help you live healthier,” said Moss. Interested individuals can contact Moss about a 30 day supply for $60 by calling her at (252) 492-5769 or visiting her web site at http://clareesemoss.voyagerhealth.com

HealthCore Resource, Inc. held a ribbon cutting on August 24 to celebrate the opening of their Vance County location and new Chamber membership. HealthCore Resource, Inc. is a fully licensed and insured private organization, established in 1997 to provide holistic care and support to persons with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and personal care needs. They offer community-based services designed to meet the needs of both the individual and his or her family. The organization is located at 112 W. Winder Street and can be reached by phone at 252-572-2646.

AHU Training and Consulting held a ribbon cutting on August 21 to celebrate their new Chamber membership. The company’s mission is to help independent professionals, entrepreneurs, women business owners, Fortune 500 companies and small business owners accelerate their business profits using personal and professional development and personal productivity strategies. Anita Hicks, owner is a Motivational Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur, and Host and can be reached at 252-220-2144 or on the web at www.anitahicks.com.

 Sleep Inn hosted a Ribbon cutting and Business After Hours on August 16 to celebrate their recent remodel and grand reopening.  Guests were hosted in grand form with hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and door prize drawings after touring a variety of the newly renovated rooms.  The hotel is located at 18 Market Street in Henderson and can be reached directly by phone at 433-9449.  Pictured above are owner Anil Macwan along with his wife, hotel staff, a representative from Choice Hotels and local dignitaries.

Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc. held an open house and ribbon cutting on June 26th to celebrate their move to a new facility as well as their milestone of 46 years of service.  Their new location is at 180 South Beckford Drive in Henderson.  The organization helps to eliminate, reduce, or address the conditions of poverty in Franklin, Vance, Warren and Granville Counties through a variety of programs such as urgent repair for conditions that pose an imminent threat to the life and safety of the very low income and low income homeowners with special needs.  They also work with Community Services Block Grants and offer housing assistance for eligible families.  Sara Rudolph of Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc. can be reached at 252-492-0161 or at srudolph@fvwopp.com.  The company can also be seen on the web at www.fvwopp.com.

Clarke Elementary School hosted a ribbon-cutting on July 31 to celebrate the new gazebo and raised plants beds that were built for them through the joint efforts of the 2012 Chamber of Commerce Leadership Vance Class, Vance County Farm Bureau and Vance-Granville Community College. Pete Burgess of Farm Bureau proposed the idea to acquaint elementary school children with how food is grown before it is processed and sent to the grocery stores for purchase. The students will be involved in planting, growing and harvesting the food that is grown. Breedlove Electric transported the gazebo to the school where the ribbon-cutting was held.

 X-Quisite Ryders, Inc. held a ribbon cutting on July 18 to celebrate their new Chamber membership.  This group of young women are a part of a non-profit that rides motorcycles and raises money for various causes. The ribbon-cutting took place at Aycock Recreation Center where the group sponsored a basketball and cheerleading camp for children on July 19 and 20.  They have also raised money for fans for seniors and purchased gloves and other cold weather items for the indigent in winter.  To contact X-Quisite Ryders, call Francine Burwell at 252-226-9575 or e-mail xqryders@yahoo.com.

Geter Barber College held a ribbon cutting on June 8 to celebrate the opening of the facility.  The business trains and licenses barbers and has classroom facilities as well as barber chairs for on-the-job training.  Students are available for appointments.  Located at 941-E West Andrews Avenue, the business is owned and operated by Craig Geter.  To reach Geter Barber College, call 252-430-1633 or e-mail gbchendersonnc@gmail.com.

Citizens Community Bank held a ribbon cutting on June 1 to celebrate their grand opening and new Chamber membership. The company has opened a loan office at 131 Main Street in Oxford. A number of CCB Executives were on hand to welcome attendees as were Chamber representatives from the Granville County and Henderson-Vance County Chambers, local Government officials and business representatives. To contact CCB, call or e-mail Kim Jordan, VP/Community Executive at 919-690-9177 or kjordan@ccbsite.com.

Penmac Staffing Services, Inc. held a ribbon cutting on May 30 to celebrate their new Chamber membership and doing business in Henderson. The company is a premier provider of temporary and long-term staffing and human resource services. They offer full-time, part-time, temporary, temp-to-hire, and permanent staffing options for a variety of industries. Human resource services include payroll and benefits administration, screenings such as background checks and drug screens, and pre-employment assessments through their SmartFit program. To contact Penmac, call Sarah Evans at 434-447-4333 or e-mail sarahe@penmac.com.

Coventry House Inn held a ribbon cutting on May 2 to celebrate the opening of the facility.  Always located close to assisted living and senior activity centers, Coventry House Inn takes advantage of what the nearby community has to offer and provides a beautiful, safe, and enjoyable place for all residents to get the most out of each day.  Coventry House Inn is located at 20 Medical Court in Henderson and can be reached at 252-430-1267, e-mail at daviwilson2004@yahoo.com or on the web at www.coventryhouseinn.com.  They also have locations in Siler City and Oxford.

Indoff Commercial Interiors held a ribbon cutting on March 28 to celebrate their new Chamber membership.  The company works with office and business interior design with products and services ranging from Business Products, Commercial Interiors, Material Handling, Promotional Products, Commercial Printing and
Indoff Capital.  The owner of the company is Kim Loughren who can be reached at 919-971-9019 or by e-mail  kim.loughren@indoff,com or on the web at www.infoff.com.

Carolina Dental Arts held a ribbon cutting on February 15 to celebrate their grand opening.  The goal of Carolina Dental Arts is to assist you and your family in achieving and maintaining long term dental health care. We make this possible by providing a wide variety of services including teeth whitening, Invisalign, orthodontics, including Six Month Smiles and dental restoration. They have multiple locations serving patients near Raleigh, Cary and in Henderson at 511 Ruin Creek Road, Suite 201. Dr. Chris Powell and the Henderson office can be reached at 252-438-8146 or ctpowell@gmail.com. The company and its various locations can be viewed online at www.carolinadentalarts.com.

H & R Block held a ribbon cutting on January 12 to celebrate 45 years of service to the local community. Previously owned by Jerry and Cecil Faulkner, the business is currently owned by Farooq Ali.   Also honored at the event was the Vance County Teacher of the Year, Peggy Price.  H & R Block offers tax and financial services and can be reached locally at 252-492-1981.  They are located at 1541 Dabney Drive.

Discount Furniture Center held a ribbon cutting on Jauary 10 to celebrate the opening of the new business located at 135 US 158 By-pass (former Schewels’ location) in Hendeson. Locally owned and operated, Discount Furniture Center delivers discount prices on kitchen appliances, electronics and furniture for every room, including items for the bedroom, living room, kitchen, dining room, furniture accessories and jewelry. They carry major brand names. The company can be reached at 252-430-7283.

Vance Financial Services, Inc. held a ribbon cutting to celebrate their grand opening and new Chamber membership on Tuesday, December 13.  The business offers bookkeeping, payroll, tax and financial services.  Owned and managed by Jessica Currin, Vance Financial Services is located at 124 West Young Avenue in Henderson and can be reached at 252-438-3115, on the web at www.vancefinancial.com or by e-mail at info@vancefinancial.com.

Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society of Henderson held a ribbon cutting on December 1 to celebrate the establishment of the organization and its new Chamber membership.  The 501 (c)3 non-profit organization rescues and places local animals with loving homes – some as far away as Canada.  They have assisted and gotten veterinary care for thousands of animals and continue to strive to make life in our local community better for them. 

The Colonial Center held a ribbon cutting on November 4 to celebrate their new Chamber membership.  Located in downtown South Hill, Virginia, The Colonial Center is one of the few remaining vaudeville theatres of its era in Virginia and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The theatre has been restored and is a thriving community theatre whose mission is to foster and encourage the development of theatre and the performing arts in Southside Virginia and the surrounding regions.  For information on the center and upcoming performances, go to their website at www.colonialcenterva.org or call 434-262-4170.

Reaching the Hearts of Women held a ribbon cutting on October 28 to celebrate the opening of the home-based business. Pictured from left to right are Mayor Pete O’Geary, Pastor Mark Hargrove, Chamber Ambassador Bernice Bullock, Visionary and Executive Board Member Erica Cozart, Executive Board Member Brenda Hunt-Moore, Executive Board Member Gwendolyn P. Moore, Chamber Ambassador Julia Langston and County Commissioner Tommy Hester.  Not pictured are Executive Board Members Antoinette Green-Anderson and Stefanie DaMore.  The organization is a women’s resource center providing motivational speakers and other resources to empower women to be all that they can be. To contact Reaching the Hearts of Women, call Erica Cozart at 252-430-4401 or e-mail rhw827@yahoo.com.

 

Salon 31 held a ribbon cutting on October 13 to celebrate the opening of the business and their new Chamber membership.  The salon is owned by stylist Jackie Newton and is also home to stylists Jessica Ayscue and Shannon Newman.  Located in Crossroads Shopping Center at 946 V West Andrews Avenue, the salon is a full service hair salon that provides a relaxed, uptown, serene and Christian atmosphere in which to get the latest and most up-to-date hairstyles.  The business can be reached at 252-438-3131.

Sheetz held a ribbon cutting to celebrate their grand opening on September 29.  Gift cards were given away to the first 50 people in the door that morning.  Sheetz executives were present for the event which also awarded a check to Special Olympics North Carolina.  The company donates $2,500 to SONC every time a new Sheetz is opened in the state. Michael Garguilo, Northern Piedmont Area Director for SONC, Scott Clark, Global Messenger, SONC athlete, Richard Guthlein and Julie Allred, Vance County Local Coordinator for SONC collected this donation on behalf of SONC. As a result of these donations, Vance County and other local program athletes are able to have lower fees to attend State level events.
The store is located at 619 Ruin Creek Road.

Vanco Equipment Services held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the business.  The business is a full service power equipment sales, service and rental shop and is located at 296 US HWY 158 By-Pass.  To contact the business, call 252-738-0008 or online at www.vancoequipment.com.

Mari Miller held a ribbon cutting on September to celebrate the publishing of her new book “When the Whistle Blew” and her new Chamber membership.  To learn more about the book or to contact Ms. Miller, call 252-213-1576 or go online to www.marimiller.net.

Starting Over/Diani’s Designs held a ribbon cutting on August 26 to celebrate the opening of the business and their new Chamber membership. The retailer specializes in one-of-a-kind jewelry and collectibles. Owned and operated by Donna McAllister, the business can be reached at 252-430-6679 or at twomentor2@yahoo.com.

 

AIM High Athletics and Personal Training held a ribbon cutting on August 25 to celebrate their Grand Opening. The business is a fitness center offering a variety of fitness programs for adults and children. The business is owned by Certified Personal Trainer Jessica Rice and is managed by Whitney McGee. To contact AIM High, e-mail jrice.aimhigh@gmail.com or call 252-425-7478.

Fast Break/Chester’s held a ribbon cutting on August 18 to celebrate the opening of their new restaurant in the convenience mart located at 578 Satterwhite Point Road in Henderson. Owned and operated by Randolph Perry, Chester’s is a full service restaurant and catering business specializing in chicken. The restaurant can be reached at 252-430-6444.

 

Springleaf Financial Services held a ribbon cutting on August 11 to celebrate their name change. Formerly American General Financial, the company continues to offer the same great service with lending made personal. Branch Manager is Becky Claiborne and she and the seven other staff members can be reached at 252-492-1166 or on the web at www.springleaffinancial.com.

Occoneechee Council – Boy Scouts of America held a ribbon cutting on August 4 to celebrate new leadership by Kevin Rumsey.  The organization is located on Atlantic Avenue in Raleigh and can be reached at 919-872-4884, by e-mail at kevinrumsey@scouting.org or online at www.ocscouts.org.

Boy Scouts of America has over 100 years of scouting experience.

Spiritual Connections Café held a ribbon cutting on July 26 to celebrate the opening of their new business and new Chamber membership. The restaurant is located at 221 South Garnett Street in Henderson and can be reached by phone at 252-767-1988. The business is owned and operated by Sandra and Curtis Durham.

Henderson Pediatric Dentistry held a ribbon cutting on July 22 to celebrate the opening of the practice. Owned and operated by Dr. Rhonda Kearney, the practice is located at 451 Ruin Creek Road Suite 205 in Henderson. The practice specializes in pediatric dentistry and can be reached at 252-492-5437 or on the web at www.hendersonpedo.com.

RE/MAX Perspective held a ribbon cutting on July 12 to celebrate new ownership by David Frazier and a name change for the business. The company is a full service real estate company serving Henderson, Oxford, Louisburg, Kerr Lake, Creedmoor, Youngsville, Wake Forest, Franklinton, Warrenton and Roxboro. They can be reached at 252-430-6060 and on the web at www.movetohendersonnc.com.

Tree Top Tree Services held a ribbon cutting on June 28 to celebrate the opening of the business and new Chamber membership.  The business, owned and operated by Wade Robertson, is home-based and specializes in tree cutting and landscaping. They can be reached at 252-226-3966.

Subway held a ribbon cutting on June 27 to celebrate their new Chamber membership.  The restaurant specializes in sub sandwiches, salads, specialty breads and personal pizzas.  They are located at 1520 Dabney Drive and can be reached by phone at 252-430-1590.

Splash of Color Interior Design held a ribbon cutting on June 17 to celebrate the opening of the business.  It is a home-based interior design and decorating business owned and operated by Mary Kathryn Washington.  To contact Splash of Color, call 252-230-5947 or e-mail splashofcolordesign@gmail.com.

Premier Pawn held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the business on June 16.  The business is a full service pawn shop and located at 1543 Dabney Drive.  Owner and operator of the business is Jason Moon.  To reach Premier Pawn, call 252-438-4053 or e-mail premierpawnnc@gmail.com.

Pizza Hut held a ribbon cutting on June 8 to celebrate their new Chamber membership and the addition of wings to their.  Offered in 8 different ways, Pizza Huts WingStreet wings menu offers something for everyone; Buffalo in Burnin’ Hot, Medium and Mild, Spicy Asian, Spicy BBQ, Honey BBQ, Lemon Pepper and Garlic Parmesan.  They’re also available with no special seasoning – just crispy and tender.  Pizza Hut can be reached at 252-433-6040 or on the web at www.pizzahut.com.  Teddi Zoeva is the local manager.

 

Sea Tow held a ribbon cutting on June 2 to celebrate new ownership and their new Chamber membership.  The event was held at Satterwhite Point Marina on Kerr Lake.  The company is a marine assistance provider for recreational boaters nationwide catering to every boater including power boaters, sailors, fishermen, water sports enthusiasts and professional mariners. Local manager for the company is Howard Kaplan who can be reached at 252-586-7330 or online at www.seatow.com.

Medical Arts Pharmacy held a ribbon cutting on May 25 to celebrate the business’s 40th year as a hometown pharmacy.  The event also served as an open house for their newly renovated and expanded space.  Go by and congratulate Chocky White and his staff on this commendable milestone!  Medical Arts Pharmacy can be reached at 252-492-3404 or by e-mail at chockyw@hotmail.com.

Mansfield Computing Solutions, LLC held a ribbon cutting on May 20 to celebrate the opening of the business and their new Chamber membership.  They offer full IT services and can be reached at 252-433-0374 or at www.mansfieldcomputingsolutions.com.

ADT Security Services held a ribbon cutting on May 18 to celebrate their new Chamber membership.  The company specializes in security systems and alarms and security services.  They are located in Morrisville and can be reached by calling Jeff Kimber at 919-744-6844 or by e-mail at jkimber@adt.com.

New Republic Savings Bank held a ribbon cutting on April 27 to celebrate their new Chamber membership. Daryle Coppedge will be conducting local business on an ongoing basis. To contact the institution, call Coppedge at 252-451-8877.

Angela’s Grill held a ribbon cutting to celebrate their grand opening on April 20.  The restaurant is located at 2684 Raleigh Road and is owned and operated by Angela Ragland.  They specialize in hand patted hamburgers with various homemade items including chili, slaw, chicken salad and desserts.  They also serve breakfast, ice cream and milkshakes as well.  The company can be reached at 252-496-8940.

Abria’s Chase Foundation held a ribbon cutting on to celebrate their new Chamber membership.  The organization is a non-profit organization formed after the tragic death of the co-founders’ children Abria Jhun’e and Joshua Chase. It is their mission to educate the public about fire safety, to assist families that have been victimized by fire as well as to promote breast cancer awareness.  You may contact the organization at 252-767-6696 or learn about them on the web at www.abriaschasefoundation.org.

Converting Hearts Ministries held a ribbon cutting on March 30 to celebrate their new Chamber membership.  The organization serves as a gospel-centered drug and alcohol rehabilitation and counseling program.  To learn more about the organization, contact them at 919-902-0349, see them on the web at www.convertinghearts.com or attend a special event at South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church on Thursday, April 7th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in which they will share their vision, mission, and personal stories of transformed lives.  Please R.S.V.P. to Executive Director Shawn Saunders at shawn@convertinghearts.org.

Hawkins Maintenance Services, LLC held a ribbon cutting on March 24 to celebrate their new Chamber membership.  The company does general contractor/maintenance and repair work and is owned and operated by Jonte Hawkins who is a licensed contractor.  To reach Hawkins Maintenance, call 252-767-4051.

Jessica Charles Restaurant held a ribbon cutting on March 11 to celebrate their grand opening at 200 S. Garnett Street.  The restaurant is located at the corners of Breckenridge and Garnett Streets in Downtown Henderson.  The establishment is a full service restaurant with catering opportunities and is owned by George Lawson.  Jessica Charles can be reached at 252-430-0069.

Chester’s held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, March 8 to celebrate the opening of the restaurant.  Chester’s is a full service restaurant and catering business specializing in chicken.  It is located at 1208 E. Andrew’s Avenue and is owned and operated by Randolph Perry.  The restaurant can be reached at 252-430-6444.