April 22, 2019
CHAMBER BRIEFS
Chamber Briefs provides a bi-weekly update on Chamber news, events and programs.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS
Best Western Windsor Inn & Suites
1292 South Boston Road | Danville
434.483.5000
Callands Coffee
8698 Callands Road | Chatham
434.822.3530
UPCOMING EVENTS
Monday, May 6
5:45-8:30 p.m.

Annual Awards Dinner

IALR
150 Slayton Avenue | Danville

The winners of the Pinnacle Award, Pinnacle Small Business Award and Young Professionals PACE Awards will be recognized at this event, in addition to the 2018-2019 Leadership Southside class and the Educators of the Year.
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.
REGISTER BY MAY 1
ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
When: Monday, May 6
  • 5:45 p.m. Reception
  • 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Where: IALR | 150 Slayton Avenue | Danville

The winners of the 2019 Pinnacle Award, 2019 Pinnacle Small Business Award and 2019 Young Professionals PACE Awards will be recognized at this event. In addition, the 2018-19 Leadership Southside class will be honored, and the Educator of the Year Awards will be presented by Averett University.
RECEPTION SPONSOR
SIGNATURE SPONSOR
$45 | Individual Ticket

$400 | Corporate Table Sponsor
[includes a reserved table for 8]

$1,000 | Signature Sponsor
[includes a reserved table for 8 and
recognition on marketing material]

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.
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.
$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.
HOW TO RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE
When: Monday, April 29 | 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: Chamber Office | 8653 US Hwy 29 | Blairs

This is a free workshop designed to assist Danville and Pittsylvania County residents who are interested in running for public office or who may be interested in learning more about the election process. 
   
AGENDA:

The Region Report
  • Alexis Ehrhardt, President & CEO, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce
 
The State Board of Elections: Candidate Paperwork
  • Kelly Bailess, General Registrar/Director of Elections, Pittsylvania County

Civic Engagement: The Public Servant & The Campaign
  • Alonzo Jones, Mayor, City of Danville
  • Crystal Cobbs, School Board Member, City of Danville 
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

Don't want to register online? Call 434.836.6990 or email chamber@dpchamber.org.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR AspHIRE
When: April 25 and/or 29 | 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Institute for Advanced Learning and Research 150 Slayton Avenue | Danville

Do you want to engage with your future workforce?

Danville Public Schools, Pittsylvania County Schools, IALR, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce and SHRM are planning a new initiative to assist employers and high school seniors. Over the two days, there will be approximately 190 students participating in mock interviews, six speed work-readiness sessions (including time management, resumes, online job search, personal brand) and a business lunch. 

Do you have availability to assist with the mock interviews?  

You may select your preferred time(s) on either or both days. The questions will be provided along with an evaluation form to provide feedback to the students. You don’t need to be an HR professional!
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
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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8653 US Hwy 29 | PO Box 99 | Blairs, VA 24527