March 16, 2022
Chamber Briefs provides a monthly update on Chamber news, events and programs.
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541 Bridge St, Suite #28
Danville, VA 24541


The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce has named Anne Moore-Sparks as president and CEO. She succeeds Alexis Ehrhardt who resigned in September.

“Anne is well known in the community and will bring her connections and strong interpersonal skills to the Chamber,” said John Settle, chair of the search committee. 

“She understands the Chamber’s mission and place in the community and will continue to make the organization strong and relevant,” said Michael B. Jones, chairman of the board.

A Danville native, Moore-Sparks has served the Danville Public Schools where she was community engagement and business partnership specialist, teacher quality specialist, and director of the Danville Public Schools Education Foundation. She also has worked for Gateway Health, City of Danville, and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. She will start her new position on April 4.
Anne is a graduate of Averett University, Leadership Southside and the Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership. “My history with the region and its businesses makes me proud to lead the region’s premier business organization,” said Moore-Sparks. “I see the Chamber as an integral part of the region’s economic development infrastructure and our programs and services will help businesses prosper here.”  
The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber was formed by the merger of the Danville and Pittsylvania chambers in 2001. It serves to accelerate business growth by connecting its 500+ members to resources and networks. Its program of work provides access to business, government, and leadership for its members. 

Your Chamber is looking for a
Director of Membership Engagement. 

The position is full-time and perfect for the person who likes to interact with our members, can come up with innovative programming, and enjoys organizing events.

This is an exciting, high profile position that is critical to the success of our members and the Chamber. 

  • Are you organized, creative, experienced with CRM software, meetings, and events?

  • Seeking a position where you can make a difference for your community?

Send your resume and a cover letter telling us why you’re the perfect person for this position. Send to

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MEMBER to MEMBER WEBINARS: Goodwill Industries of the Valley

When: April 12, 2022, 12-1 p.m.
Where: Online via Zoom
Registration Required: Free!! Members only Event

Here we are — at the end of our strategic plan, which is really the beginning. As an organization, we are focused on our vision to eliminate poverty. We have defined our mission to empower individuals, strengthen families, and inspire communities. We have set goals and put key measures in place. However, we recognize to achieve any of what has been laid out before you it’s going to take a strong team of dedicated individuals. Partnerships and collaboration. Investment and focus.

We cannot make an impact unless we do it together. We invite you to join us as both a community member and stakeholder.

TOGETHER… we can address the very complex and real issues we all face.

TOGETHER… we can inspire and make a lasting change.
Hosting a member-to-member webinar is free to our members. Interested? Contact Christy Harper at or 434.836.6990. 

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
Even if you are unable to attend this event in real time, be sure to register
so that you can receive the link to the recording. 
WHEN: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: 155 Deer Run Road
REGISTRATION: $10 Members $20 Nonmembers
[light lunch will be available]

WE Lead provides access to energizing programs that develop leadership skills and build professional networks for women in business. Most WE Lead events are focused on, but not exclusive to, women.

Learn about the mental health challenges we all share. You’ll find ways to set clear boundaries between work and home. Evaluate if your values align with the work you are doing and how it can affect your mental outlook. Find out how to cope with the pandemic revolving door—coming back to the office, working from home, masks, unmasking and more. 

Finally, you’ll receive ideas about self-care and uncover resources to find your mental health balance.

Join us for this important conversation about mental health!
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: Money Talk with Truist Managing Debit and
Credit Scores
WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: 512Bridge St., 2nd Floor
REGISTRATION: $10 Members $20 Nonmembers
[light lunch will be available]

Consider your credit score a passport for your financial life—it helps you make financial moves such as buying a car or a home, or paying for college with student loans.

With a good score, these big financial moves will come easier and cost you less because you’ll be able to qualify for better loans with lower interest rates. A solid score can give you financial confidence—the peace of mind of knowing that you are in good financial standing.  

This session will provide you tips on how to make your credit score work for you! The program  is focused on, but not exclusive to, our Young Professionals group. 

Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce |
(T) 434.836.6990 | (F) 434.836.6955
150 Slayton Avenue | Danville, VA 24540