July 19, 2021
CHAMBER BRIEFS
Chamber Briefs provides a monthly update on Chamber news, events and programs.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW INNOVATION PARTNER
Association of Energy Engineers Danville Chapter

1101 Eagle Springs Road
Danville, VA 24540

434.773.4401
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS
Recurrent Energy

3000 E Cesar Chavez St,
Suite 400
Austin, TX 78702

512.815.7122
Gourmet & Keto Entree Express & Bakery

2616 Virginia Ave
Collinsville, VA 24078

(540) 312-3580
Dharma Pharmaceuticals 

26864 Watauga Road
Abingdon, VA 24211

276.492.9500
Seafood & More

724 South Main Street
Danville, VA 24541

434.799.2333
SUBMIT JOB OPENINGS
Visit our website at www.dpchamber.org to submit job openings by logging in with your member login, then clicking "job postings."

You may also send job openings to Madi at madison@dpchamber.org for a new monthly e-blast dedicated to job openings within our Chamber membership!
UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS
YP Night at the Otterbots Game
Join us on July 22, 2021 [Thirsty Thursday!] at 6 p.m. for YP Night with the Otterbots! Tickets are $12/person and include one ticket to the game, a hot dog, chips and a drink. Draft beers are on special for $1-$3.

We will hang out in "The Wreck" next to left field prior to enjoying the game at 7 p.m.! Spouses, partners and friends welcome! 
International Trip Interest Meeting

When: Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Online via Zoom

C I Destinations, in partnership with the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, presents an international trip to Spain and Sunny Costa del Sol, departing March 23, 2022 for 7 nights. Join us for a virtual interest meeting to learn more! 

To register for the international trip, please call Christy Harper at 434.836.6990 or email chamber@dpchamber.org.
YP Lunch with Leaders: Connie Nyholm
When: Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: El Vallarta Mexican Restaurant | 418 Westover Place | Danville, VA

Join us for Lunch with Leaders to hear from Connie Nyholm, Owner & CEO at VIRginia International Raceway!
A born entrepreneur, Nyholm invested in the track in 1998 with a partner and has been dedicated to growing VIR using the values of hard work and communication she learned from her dad growing up in Martinsville ever since.

Now the majority owner, she has taken VIR from near abandonment 20 years ago to one of the top six road courses in North America, as recognized by Car & Driver. Nyholm has transformed VIR into not only one of the most challenging tracks anywhere, but a one-of-a-kind racing facility and resort that attracts business to the region and includes onsite lodging, dining, group teambuilding and driving experiences, shooting, karting, industrial park and more.

Leveraging her love of Virginia and business expertise, Nyholm currently serves as a member on the board of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and is a past member of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, the Richmond Federal Reserve’s Community Investment Council, and the Institute of Advanced Learning and Research board. She is also President of the Road Racing Industry Council. Nyholm graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1981 with a BA in Economics. To learn more about Nyholm and VIR, visit www.virnow.com.
CANNABIS LEGALIZATION IN VIRGINIA: WHAT BUSINESSES NEED TO KNOW
As of July 1, 2021, Cannabis is legal in Virginia under certain conditions. This webinar delves into the changes in 2021 and 2024, and the resulting effect on employers' rights due to these changes.

Hunter Byrnes, Steven Gould and law student Lara Morris discussed these changes and answered questions from attendees. 

Chamber members may access the recording by clicking the button below and logging in to the Member Information Center. If you do not have a member login, email madison@dpchamber.org. The webinar is linked on the home page in the welcome message.
REGISTER FOR THE CHAMBER CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT!
Laurie Moran was a tireless champion for our region, and the Chamber Classic has been one of the Chamber’s signature events for decades. This tournament is critical to the Chamber’s continued work in the region, focused on talent development, business growth and legislative advocacy.

This year marks the 31st anniversary of the Chamber Classic Golf Tournament. We invite you to celebrate with us on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Tuscarora Country Club!

$1,500 | Signature Sponsor
[includes team and lunch recognition]

$1,100 | Primary Team & Hole Sponsor Package

$1,000 | Primary Team Package

$350 | Premium Hole Sponsor
[can have physical presence at hole]

$250 | Stationary Beverage Cart Sponsor
[only 2 available - can have physical presence at cart]

$200 | Hole Sponsor

$35/cart or $100 for four carts | Golf Cart Sponsors

BASSETT OFFICE SUPPLY EXCLUSIVE CHAMBER MEMBER DISCOUNT
Bassett Office Supply is offering an exclusive discount for Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce Members! Take advantage of this exclusive discount during the month of July by clicking the graphic below or calling 800.600.5341.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY DIVISION OF REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP WEBINAR
How Registered Apprenticeship Benefits Partners, Businesses and Job Seekers

When: Monday, July 26, 2021 from 12-1 p.m.
Where: Online via Webex

On Monday, July 26, 2021 the CRAFT Project grant team will share why Registered Apprenticeship is a valuable component of the Business Services available to organizations across the Commonwealth and how Workforce Partners can benefit from including RA Consultants in their Business Services activities.

Q&A will be available and different guests will be joining us throughout the year. Register by clicking the button below.
DANVILLE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS & HISTORY: A STITCH IN TIME
Wanderlove: A Stitch In Time - A Fiber Art Exhibition for the River District of Danville, July 4 – September 28, 2021

The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History has teamed up with the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, Danville Parks and Rec., the River District Association, the Dan River Basin Association, Sovah Health – Danville, and Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, as well as many other civic organizations, on one of the largest and most ambitious community knit projects in the region. 
This fiber, knitting & crocheting collaboration by the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, recognizes the building of community found within the age-old practice of gathering to assemble fabric and knitted pieces in small groups. This interactive winter community project that was produced from January through June, celebrated and reflects people’s many different backgrounds and experiences. Participants were invited to collaborate in the making of a "Yarn Bombing" installation along the Danville Riverwalk, and share their COVID19 stories. 

Visitors participating from home were invited to create their own assembled yarn covering, using materials they had on hand – T-shirt fabric, thread, and recycled sweaters! Knitted, crocheted and constructed fabric contributions were added to our "WANDERLOVE: A Stitch in Time" Yarn Bomb creating an assembled reflection of the community in bright, joyful colors. 
INNOVATION PARTNERS
MEDIA PARTNERS
Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce | www.dpchamber.org
(T) 434.836.6990 | (F) 434.836.6955
150 Slayton Avenue | Danville, VA 24540