May 6, 2019
CHAMBER BRIEFS
Chamber Briefs provides a bi-weekly update on Chamber news, events and programs.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS
FCS, Inc.
525 Wilson Street | Danville
434.250.5901
Danville Speech and Hearing Center
742 Wilson Street | Danville
434.793.8255
Life Push, LLC
308 Craghead Street | Suite 102B Danville
434.774.8539
UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, May 16
8-9 a.m.

Sweet Pea's Lighting & Decor

320 South Main Street I Gretna


Morning Brew provides
access to intentional
networking to share your business's message with
business and community
leaders.
Wednesday, May 22
5:30-7 p.m.

Kickback Jack's

140 Crown Drive I Danville


Restaurant After Hours
provides access to the
best of the region's
restaurants while building valuable business
connections.
Monday, June 3
5:30-7 p.m.

Launch Place, Noblis,
River District Association

527 Bridge Street I Danville


Business on Tour provides access to regional businesses for behind-the-scenes tours combined with opportunities for meaningful networking.
TEAMS ARE LIMITED, SO REGISTER EARLY!
LAURIE S. MORAN CHAMBER CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT
When: Friday, June 7
  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration/Lunch
  • 1 p.m. Tee Time
  • 6 p.m. Reception

Where: Danville Golf Club | 2725 West Main Street | Danville


The Chamber Classic has been one of the Chamber’s signature events for more than 25 years, and 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.
SAVE THE DATE: WE LEAD
When: Wednesday, May 29 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: RCATT | 121 Slayton Avenue | Danville

Join us for a lunch program with Cate Johnson, StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellow, who will present "Designing Your Life: Applying the Principles of Design Thinking to Your Personal & Professional Development". This event will be open to everyone, and lunch will be provided at no cost.


Registration will be available soon.
Event generously sponsored by :
SAVE THE DATE: BUSINESS AT BREAKFAST
When: Wednesday, June 5 | 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Where: Institute for Advanced Learning and Research | 150 Slayton Avenue | Danville

As part of Business Appreciation Week, June's Business@Breakfast will feature Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and Pittsylvania County Sheriff Mike Taylor, who will focus on strategies to keep your business safe, including your facilities, your colleagues and your information.

Registration will be available soon.
VIRGINIA SKILLSBELT EMPLOYER SURVEY
An available and skilled workforce is the primary driver when businesses consider establishing a new location or expanding an existing one. If a region cannot provide the talent pipeline the business needs now and well into the future, it will likely be eliminated from consideration.

The Virginia Tech (VT) Office of Economic Development and several other regional partners are working with Boyette Strategic Advisors (Boyette) to gain a clearer understanding of the workforce in our region. The project, which is being completed with funding from the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission in partnership with AEP – Appalachian Power, will gather information about the quality and availability of the workforce in a 55-county region call the Virginia SkillsBelt. The results of this study will be very important to our efforts to create new jobs and investment in our region and improve the quality of life for our residents.
CONVERSATIONS WITH LEADERS: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY IN RURAL VIRGINIA
When: Thursday, May 16 | 12-2 p.m.
Where: Institute for Advanced Learning and Research | 150 Slayton Avenue | Danville

Join Lead Virginia for a stimulating conversation about the rural economy in Southern Virginia.

Agenda: 
  • Buffet Lunch at Noon
  • Overview of GO Virginia Region 3 and Innovation Strategies
  1. Nurturing an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
  2. Innovation Strategies and Building the Talent Pipeline
  3. Agriculture in the Information Age
$35 / person
COMMUNITY SURVEY FOR THE DANVILLE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS & HISTORY
Survey:
The purpose of this survey is to gather your input about the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. This survey only takes about 5-7 minutes to complete.  
 
Respondents can either choose to remain anonymous or can provide an email address to be entered into a raffle for a $100 VISA gift card.

Background Information:
The museum promotes art and history in the Dan River Region through rotating gallery exhibitions, a Civil War exhibit, local history, an auditorium, a children's "See & Do" room, and is a center for self-expression and stories. 

The goal is for the museum to be the premiere cultural arts institution of the region. This goal can only be attained by moving the museum forward to be more inclusive and reflective of 2019 and the needs of our community.
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WENDELL SCOTT FOUNDATION PARTNERS TO CREATE CAMP CULTIVATION
When:  June 23-25
Where:  Virginia State University

The Wendell Scott Foundation has partnered with the USDA & Virginia State University to create  Camp Cultivation . This 3-day, overnight camp,   June 23-25, is designed to provide students who are typically underrepresented in agricultural and STEM disciplines an opportunity to learn more about the various career paths available to them through agriculture and STEM degrees. 

Camp Cultivation is completely  free  of charge to students. The only requirements are as follows:

  • Rising juniors & seniors only 
  • 2.0 or higher GPA
Application deadline is May 17, 2019 with limited availability.
Contact Yolanda Ross, director of programs, with any questions
at   yolanda@wendellscott.org  or 434.533.0097. 
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THERE'S A NEW GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO IN TOWN
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