March 25, 2019
CHAMBER BRIEFS
Chamber Briefs provides a bi-weekly update on Chamber news, events and programs.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS
Mt. Hermon Animal Medical Center
3620 Franklin Turnpike | Danville
434.836.2273
Piedmont Credit & Collection Services
204 Boatwright Avenue | Danville
877.277.0247
UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, March 28
8-9 a.m.

How to REALLY Use Facebook to Boost Your Business

IALR
150 Slayton Avenue | Danville


Workshops provide access to develop skills and knowledge for you and your employees with professional trainings at affordable prices and convenient locations.
Tuesday, April 2
8-9 a.m.

First Piedmont Corporation

First Piedmont Ringgold Shop
2174 South Boston Road


Morning Brew provides a ccess
to intentional networking to
share your business's message with business and
community leaders.
Monday, April 8
7:30-9 a.m.

Legislative Breakfast

IALR
150 Slayton Avenue | Danville


The Legislative Breakfast
provides access to updates
from state legislators about
the most recent legislative session. 
REGISTER BY 5 P.M. TODAY!
HOW TO REALLY USE FACEBOOK TO BOOST YOUR BUSINESS
When: Thursday, March 28 | 8-9 a.m.
Where: Institute for Advanced Learning and Research | 150 Slayton Avenue | Danville

Co-hosted by Longwood Small Business Development Center

Presented by Ilsa Loeser, Principal at Letterpress Communications

Join your peers in the business community to learn how to use Facebook's tools to increase your impact. At this interactive session, Ilsa will cover:
  • Understanding Facebook analytics
  • Analyzing your current audience for sales on and off Facebook
  • Learning from past successes
  • Targeted Facebook advertising tools
  • Timing, frequency and high-impact content of posts
Ilsa Loeser is the founder and principal of Letterpress Communications. An award-winning writer and former newspaper reporter, Loeser has spent years developing her craft of telling stories. From a passion to serve small businesses and nonprofits in Southside Virginia, Letterpress was born with one goal: to help other local small businesses sell their stories well. Letterpress offers services in branding, website development, social media management, public relations and content strategy. Clients include Green Front Furniture, The Woodland, Hotel Weyanoke and Longwood Small Business Development Center. Loeser is a graduate of Longwood University, an active member of Johns Memorial Episcopal Church and is on the board of Farmville Downtown Partnership and the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce. 
Members: $20 | Non-members: $30
[includes breakfast]

Cancellations may be made without penalty up to 48 hours prior to the event date. Registrants will be charged the full registration fee for no-shows and/or cancellations made within 48 hours of the event. Registrant substitutions are allowed and may be made at any time up to the start time of the event.

Don't want to register online? Call 434.836.6990 or email chamber@dpchamber.org.
LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST
Sponsored by:
Members: $20 | Non-members: $30

Cancellations may be made without penalty up to 48 hours prior to the event date. Registrants will be charged the full registration fee for no-shows and/or cancellations made within 48 hours of the event. Registrant substitutions are allowed and may be made at any time up to the start time of the event.

Don't want to register online? Call 434.836.6990 or email chamber@dpchamber.org.
WE LEAD: STRONGER NOT HARDER
When: Thursday, April 25 | 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: RCATT | 121 Slayton Avenue | Danville

Join the 20 million+ people worldwide who have uncovered their Top 5 CliftonStrengths ! Appreciate what makes you unique and learn how to maximize your great, innate talents with Gallup-certified Strengths Coach Brigid Belko Gorton from Stronger Not Harder. In this rare, two-hour Strengths Discovery workshop, women and men are invited to dive deeply into their greatest opportunity for success—building on their natural talents!
$15 / person
Registration is required.

Cancellations may be made without penalty up to 48 hours prior to the event date. Registrants will be charged the full registration fee for no-shows and/or cancellations made within 48 hours of the event. Registrant substitutions are allowed and may be made at any time up to the start time of the event.

Don't want to register online? Call 434.836.6990 or email chamber@dpchamber.org.
NEW EVENT!
RESTAURANT AFTER HOURS
When: Tuesday, April 16 | 5:30-7 p.m.
Where: La Nostra Cucina | 1050 Riverside Drive | Danville

We are excited to introduce our newest event: Restaurant After Hours. This event provides access to the best of the region's restaurants while building valuable business connections.

La Nostra Cucina , an Italian restaurant located on Riverside Drive, is hosting our first Restaurant After Hours, and you're invited!
Sponsored by:
Members: No Cost | Non-members: $5
Registration is required.

Don't want to register online? Call 434.836.6990 or email chamber@dpchamber.org.
REGISTER FOR DRF SPEAKER SERIES: DR. ROBERT PUTNAM
RIPPE'S TRAVELS THE WORLD TO CURATE THE BEST FASHION AND VALUE
Ben Rippe, President of  Rippe’s Apparel, Furs, Shoes, Lifestyle , is attending Hong Kong Fur and Fashion Fair. Rippe works with the world’s top fur and coat manufacturers at the trade show, specifying style, materials and fit patterns. This enables Rippe’s to avoid middle transition costs and make certain styles that are exclusive to Rippe's. At the trade show, Rippe's is exposed to the the newest fashion trends and technology; and in addition, they avoid lease costs or consignment fees and commissions to other stores. Meanwhile, Sam Rippe, General Manager, is attending The Southeast Shoe Show in Marietta, GA, curating next fall's line-up of shoes, boots and handbags.

Rippe's is located in Danville's River District at 559 and 563 Main Street.
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