August 17, 2020
CHAMBER BRIEFS
Chamber Briefs provides a monthly update on Chamber news, events and programs.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS
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1 Caesars Palace Drive | Las Vegas
CREATING A WORKPLACE WHERE BOTH MEN AND WOMEN THRIVE
REGISTER BY TOMORROW AT NOON!
When: Tuesday, August 18 | 4-5 p.m.
Where: Online via Zoom

Join us for a two-part series about creating a workplace where both women and men thrive.

Invite your male colleagues, friends, sons, brothers and partners to participate in this session!

Men and women alike have a responsibility for creating level playing fields in the workplace. Using resources from Stanford University professor Dr. Shelley Correll as a guide, join us for a robust conversation about strategies you can employ today at your organization. Participants also will have the opportunity to share best practices from their workplaces.

Facilitators for the session:
ALEXIS EHRHARDT
Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce
STEVEN GOULD
Byrnes Gould Law
NOMINATIONS SOLICITED FOR CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Chamber currently is in the process of identifying and nominating a slate of candidates for seats on the Board of Directors [effective January 1, 2021].

Candidates must be active members in good standing, designated as a representative by the member business, be qualified for such directorship and have agreed to accept the responsibility of a directorship.

If you have a candidate you would like the Nominating Committee to consider, please submit your nomination by 5 p.m. on Monday, August 31.
Don't want to submit via email?
Mail it to Donna Ashworth at
Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce | P.O. Box 99 | Blairs, VA 24527
B@B: STATE OF THE REGION
When: Tuesday, September 15 | 8-9 a.m.
Where: Online via Zoom
KEN LARKING
Danville
City Manager
DAVID SMITHERMAN
Pittsylvania County
Administrator
Alonzo Jones [Mayor of the City of Danville] and Robert Warren [Chairman of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors] also will make brief remarks.
Registration Cost: $20 | Member Rate: $10
CHAMBER CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT
When: Friday, October 23 | Time: TBD
Where: Danville Golf Club | 2725 West Main Street | Danville

We invite you to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Chamber Classic Golf Tournament with us! This event is critical to our continued work in the region, focused on talent development, business growth and legislative advocacy.

Renamed in 2018 in honor of former President & CEO Laurie Moran, we invite you to support this event as we continue to celebrate Laurie’s contributions to the region.
RECEPTION SPONSOR
SIGNATURE SPONSORS
SPONSORSHIPS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!
$1,500 | Signature Sponsor
[includes team and lunch recognition]

$1,100 | Primary Team & Hole Sponsor Package

$1,000 | Primary Team Package

$200 | Hole Sponsor

$25/cart or $75 for four carts | Golf Cart Sponsors
Don't want to register online? Call 434.836.6990 or email chamber@dpchamber.org.
SHARE YOUR OPEN+CLOSED SIGN!
If you have already picked up your open+closed sign, we hope you are displaying it proudly! We invite you to share a picture of your sign on social media with #signofstrength.
If you don't have your sign yet, you can pick one up at no cost at the following locations:
BRIDGE TO RECOVERY PROGRAM
The Southern Virginia Regional Alliance [SVRA] and Virginia’s Growth Alliance [VGA] have joined forces with a number of other collaborative partners to create a Bridge to Recovery program to support the GO Virginia Region 3 service area as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

GO Virginia State Board approved $925,000 for Bridge to Recovery to provide immediate and impactful support to businesses through the multiple recovery periods of the pandemic and bridge supply chain needs of companies with service providers.

Bridge to Recovery will create a network that enables businesses who need specific professional services or products due to COVID-19, to connect with businesses in the Region 3 footprint who have those services and products. Those with the alliances hope to make it an efficient way for businesses to find what they need to re-open or grow during this unusual economic situation.

SVRA economic developers and partners formed the SoVa COVID-19 Task Force and expanded to include chambers of commerce across the SVRA region in March. Virginia’s Growth Alliance joined the effort and, in April, expanded it across the eastern GO Virginia Region 3 territory. Region 3 territory consists of the cities of Danville and Martinsville and the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, and Prince Edward. The Task Force has polled, surveyed and benchmarked data for existing industry needs and best practices among other regions and states. The Bridge to Recovery program supports further assessment of supply chain needs for recovery as well as identification of suppliers. In addition, it provides funding for the company or service provider solutions and PPE needs.

The following businesses are invited to apply as a prequalified supplier:

  • Suppliers of Personal Protective Equipment [PPE]
  • Companies who provide PPE conversions [construction and building projects for COVID-19]
  • Service providers who help companies with COVID-19 issues [i.e. accounting, legal, human resources, deep cleans, etc.]

Utilizing companies on this prequalified supplier listing will allow businesses to receive a cost match payment to suppliers of up to $20,000.
INNOVATION PARTNERS
MEDIA PARTNERS
Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce | www.dpchamber.org
(T) 434.836.6990 | (F) 434.836.6955
8653 US Hwy 29 | PO Box 99 | Blairs, VA 24527