September 2019
CHAMBER MEMBER NEWS
Member News is a monthly newsletter that provides news about Chamber members.
MEMBER JOB POSTINGS
Averett University and the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center are now accepting applications for open positions.
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
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MECHATRONICS INSTRUCTOR
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AVERETT'S HOMECOMING: OCTOBER 18-20 "THE GREATEST SHOW"
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COMMONWEALTH HOME HEALTH CARE, INC. ACQUIRES HOME OXYGEN INC.
Brian P. Wilson, Chief Operations Officer with Commonwealth Home Health Care, Inc. announced late Monday evening that the Commonwealth Group has acquired Home Oxygen Inc. as of August 20, 2019 from the Rich family.

“We will continue the tradition the Rich family has provided for the last seventy five years to their customers and local community” said Brian.

Commonwealth Home Health Care, Inc. will be contacting Home Oxygen Inc. patients over the next few weeks as the transition takes place. The Commonwealth Group is excited to offer our services and expertise to the patients and clients of Home Oxygen, Inc. as we welcome each of them to the Commonwealth Family.
CHINN-GILSTRAP NAMED IN THE 2020 EDITION OF THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA ©
Clement Wheatley Vice President and Shareholder, Sandra T. Chinn-Gilstrap, has been named in the 26 th  Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for her expertise and high caliber of work in the practice area of Family Law. 

In addition, Mrs. Chinn-Gilstrap has been recognized by her peers as one of the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” award recipients for her work in Family Law. 

For more than thirty years, Best Lawyers© has been considered the most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction in the United States by both the profession and the public. Thus, recognition by Best Lawyers© is a symbol of excellence in practice. 
SBDC OFFERS INTERACTIVE CLASS ON CREATING IMPACT USING FACEBOOK TOOLS
FOSTER FUELS HOSTS "SPREAD THE WARMTH" COAT DRIVE
DHCD TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR REMAINDER OF 2019
REGISTER TODAY FOR SMALL SCALE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
KG GRAPHICS REFRESHES DOWNTOWN SHOP
The graphic design and printing company in Danville’s River District received a major facelift! They added fun pops of color, a new door, awnings and flowers. They also added a bigger sign so that customers can find them easier. Now, their storefront is more inviting and welcoming for their customers. They invite each of you to stop by to see their newly renovated space and check out all of the custom products they offer.
THE LAUNCH PLACE WILL CO-HOST ANGEL CAPITAL ASSOCIATION'S REGIONAL MEETING
The Angel Capital Association (ACA), the world's largest professional organization for accredited investors, in partnership with RTP Capital Associates, Inc. and The Launch Place, will host a two-day conference from September 10th to 11th for accredited investors that will focus on building and growing investment and entrepreneurial ecosystems. The  2019 ACA Southeast Regional Meeting  will take place in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Immediately following the regional meeting, The Launch Place will hold its 6th annual Big Launch Challenge pitch competition.
 
This year’s agenda focuses on “Taking Good Deeds to the Bank: Making Angel Investing Pay Off”. The meeting includes deep dive sessions on building an entrepreneurial ecosystem and key investment topics such as syndication, valuation, due diligence, and portfolio diversification.  Ted Zoller , T.W. Lewis Clinical Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Entrepreneurship Center of the University of North Carolina will deliver the keynote. Two ACA Education sessions are included in the conference—Fundamentals of Angel Investing and Term Sheet Basics. 
 
The Launch Place’s 6th annual Big Launch Challenge  is a pitch competition where aspiring startups could win up to $15,000 for their company, as well as training, networking opportunities and mentorship for the entrepreneurs. This event immediately follows the regional conference, beginning at 1:30pm on September 11th. Not only does the competition offer entrepreneurs exposure for their brands, but it provides constructive feedback on their ideas and builds lasting and valuable connections. The pitch competition is free and open to the public to attend. Registration can be found at www.thelaunchplace.org/big-launch-challenge .
BUSINESS DISCOUNT FOR AVERETT FOOTBALL SEASON PASS PACKAGES
"ONE-ON-ONE" BUSINESS COUNSELING SESSIONS OCTOBER 22
SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK EVENT: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
UPCOMING EVENTS AT IALR
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