South-Sourcing: The Southern Advantage!
I just finished reading a terrific book by Joe Hollingsworth, Jr. “The Southern Advantage.” With lots of facts and figures and anecdotes that bring them to life, the advantage of being located in the southern US is clearly demonstrated. Affordability and Economic Vitality The underlying economic fundamentals of the South have transformed the profitability of companies and entire industries that had the foresight to locate in the world’s 4th largest economy. Nissan, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and other foreign automakers clearly did their homework when deciding to locate their North American operations in the south. In the span of half a century the south has ...
Lee Jeans Consolidation Means More Jobs for Davie County
VF Corporation, a global apparel leader headquartered in Greensboro, NC selected Davie County as the single point of distribution for Lee Jeans to all US markets, increasing the volume of Lee Jeans shipped out of the Mocksville facility. This brought an additional 50 jobs to Davie County with the possibility of more jobs by year end. Currently there are 430 associates at the Lee Jeans distribution facility in Mocksville. As a result of this consolidation, every pair of Lee Jeans, from Maine to Florida, New York to Alaska is now shipped out of Mocksville to retailers throughout North America. “Davie County ...
Davie County STEM Education ~ Leading the Way!
Industry Partners Announced Joining the team in support of STEM education in Davie County are Ingersoll Rand, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and the North Carolina Center for Global Logistics. Precision manufacturing, health care and logistics are all engines of economic growth that will provide jobs and opportunities in Davie County as the North Carolina economy continues transitioning from furniture, textiles and tobacco to high tech. Davie County Schools have some very powerful partners when it comes to educating the workforce of tomorrow. As part of the Davie County Economic Development Update in Mocksville last week, Davie County ...
Enjoy Award Winning Wines From 5 Davie County Vineyards!
Davie County is home to five wonderful vineyards with a variety of award winning wines available to suit any taste. Fall and winter are a wonderful time to discover new wine pairings for your favorite holiday recipes, enjoy a glass of wine with family and friends, and take part in a variety of scheduled events. Event schedules for each vineyard are available on the vineyard web sites. Davie County Vineyards are welcoming spots to enjoy with a group of friends and family for an hour, an afternoon or an entire evening. RayLen Vineyards & Winery 3577 Highway 158 Mocksville, NC 27028 (336) ...
“Businesses Can Lower Their Costs and Prosper in Davie County!”
Last year, "Inc. Magazine" identified Hollingsworth Capital Partners as the 12th fastest growing company in America and the Hollingsworth Companies continue to invest in Davie County. If you drive by the SouthPoint Business Park during business hours and see the traffic flowing into and out of SouthPoint, you can appreciate the number of Davie County jobs that have been created there. And the level of investment is not slowing down! "Companies from larger cities and other regions are attracted by our pro-business government, labor-rich environment and proximity to several interstates. Davie County is a place where businesses can lower their costs and ...
Davie County Schools Collaborate with Industry ~ Energize STEM Curriculum With Cutting Edge Science
STEM UPDATE: Davie County is bringing engaging curriculum with cutting edge science & real world relevance into Davie County's elementary, middle school, high school and early college classrooms! Four Davie County teachers have been named to the Class of 2012 Kenan Fellows. The Kenan Fellows Program energizes school curriculum and promotes teacher leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education by pairing selected teachers with industry mentors. 4 Davie County Teachers and Their Mentors Davie County High School teacher, Elizabeth Bustle will focus on “STEM and Lean Manufacturing” with mentors Jerry Lakey and Lewis Anderson from the Ingersoll Rand “manufacturing ...
Visions of a Davie County Bio-Center
Scott Callison has a vision for creating a biotech incubation center in Davie County. The Davie County Bio-Center would accelerate the successful development of start-up and early-stage R&D driven companies active in the biotechnology and related life sciences sectors. STEM Education for students ~ As envisioned by Dr. Callison, The Davie County Bio-Center would provide real world science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning opportunities for students from the Davie County High School, Early College and DCCC Community College programs. The STEM learning opportunities would include student lead research and development (R&D) projects addressing practical, real-world problems. Supported by scientists at the ...
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Bringing World-Class Health Care to Davie County
Wake Forest Baptist will develop its Davie Campus on Hwy 801 at I-40 in two phases, starting with outpatient services and then building a hospital. “Davie County is an integral part of our vision for the medical center,” said Dr. John McConnell, CEO of Wake Forest Baptist. “We are excited to bring the unique services of Wake Forest Baptist in partnership with local physicians to provide world class health care services in Davie County.” Phase One ~ 175-250 Jobs Phase one includes a medical office building for physician offices and a three-story outpatient building with approximately 90,000 square feet. It will house emergency, ...
Mobile Manufacturing Lab at the Intersection of Education and Industry
[caption id="attachment_5152" align="aligncenter" width="567"] Pictured, from left to right, are Rusty Hunt, vice president of Financial and Administrative Services at DCCC; Mark Boger, sales associate for Trailers of the East Coast; Clint Junker, co-owner of Trailers of the East Coast; Pamela Shortt, associate dean of Business, Engineering and Technology at DCCC; Donovan McBride, faculty member in Manufacturing Technology at DCCC; Bill Junker, president and co-owner of Trailers of the East Coast; Anissa Causey, project coordinator for the North Carolina Advanced Manufacturing Alliance at DCCC; Teresa Kines, dean of the DCCC Davie Campus; Michael Davis, faculty member in Manufacturing Technology at ...
$35 Million Avgol Investment Creates 40 New Manufacturing Jobs in Davie County
A textile manufacturing revolution is underway Avgol Nonwovens celebrated the opening of a 4th production line at their flagship manufacturing plant in Mocksville last week. This $35 million investment by Avgol has created more than 40 new manufacturing jobs in Davie County bringing the total workforce at the plant to 180 employees. Avgol manufactures approximately 10% of the global non-woven fabric for baby and adult diapers at plants located in China, Israel, Russia and the United States. With the new production line, the Mocksville plant will produce 60,000 metric tons of non-woven material annually which represents approximately 50% of Avgol’s global capacity. [caption ...
Nation’s Executives Rank North Carolina #1!
North Carolina has been ranked the number one business climate in the nation by Site Selection magazine, the nation’s premier publication for corporate executives on business location strategies! North Carolina Competitive Advantages Executives from some of the world's most respected companies identified the following competitive advantages North Carolina offers: ~ a wealth of talented and skilled labor, ~ outstanding custom training programs, ~ solid transportation infrastructure, ~ low cost of doing business, and ~ high quality of life. First Place Finish Underscores North Carolina Success! “All states face economic and budgetary challenges these days, but this ranking reminds us that there are significant success stories, too,” says Site Selection ...
Site Selection Alert! Seneca Medical Chooses Davie County for New Distribution and Logistics Center
New Center Will Be Fully Operational by September 1st, 2011 Seneca Medical is expanding its operations into Davie County with the opening of their newest distribution center in the SouthPoint Business Park in Mocksville. The Ohio based company has leased a 72,480 square foot warehouse on 14 acres and plans to be fully operational by September 1, 2011. Seneca Medical Expansion Brings Dozens of New Jobs to Mocksville and Davie County Leveraging a continued successful relationship with Hollingsworth, owner and developer of the business park, Seneca chose this strategic location to better serve a growing base of healthcare customers in the Southeast region. ...
“When we first proposed this new hospital, it was always our intent to have an inpatient wing so that people in Davie County could receive care and treatment close to home,” said John D. McConnell, M.D., CEO, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “Today marks the fulfillment of that commitment we made to the citizens of Davie County nine years ago.”
Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, thanked the citizens of Davie County for their support as well as patience and trust in the leadership throughout the process.
A lot went into the development of this facility from the citizenship on up,” Bralley said. “This is one of the things we’ve done in Davie County that has really united us in terms of pulling together for the common good.”
Davie Medical Center – a Hospital for Today and the Future
The three-story, 78,220-square-foot addition officially opens Monday, April 3, and will consolidate all Davie Medical Center services into one location. The hospital in Mocksville was decommissioned last week.
In addition to 50 general medical-surgical beds, the new $47 million wing offers an inpatient pharmacy, a chapel, a cafe, rehabilitation facilities, offices for Wake Forest Baptist physicians, therapists and staff. It also has a history wall that honors the past with key keepsakes, photographs and video memories of the first Davie County Hospital over its more than 60 years of providing care to county residents.
“Davie Medical Center is a hospital for today and the future,” said Chad Brown, M.H.A./M.B.A., president, Davie Medical Center. “We have been seeing patients for more than three years in our emergency department, clinics and outpatient departments. Now that we have inpatient services here, we can deliver a full range of high quality, patient- and family-centered care that serves all ages in our community in one location.”
The inpatient services, uniquely fitted to serve the growing community, are located across three floors of the new facility.
Joint replacement program. The top floor is dedicated to the joint replacement program, which offers inpatient hip- and knee-replacement surgeries. Some of the room designs include lifts to help safely move patients to and from the bed. The floor also features an inpatient rehabilitation gym to aid in recovery.
ACE unit. The first floor of the inpatient addition houses an acute care for the elderly (ACE) unit. The ACE unit creates a care destination for geriatric patients and leverages Wake Forest Baptist’s 25 years of experience in geriatric practice and faculty research. The Davie Medical Center ACE unit will expand the capacity of Wake Forest Medical Center’s internationally known J. Paul Sticht Center.
The first floor also will have designated medical-surgical beds that allow medical and surgical admissions from the hospital’s emergency department as well as offer an option for those living nearby to receive care close to home when appropriate.
All patient rooms are private and large enough for family members to stay with their loved one. Each room is equipped with convertible furniture that can be used as a bed, couch, or a work station with plugs for electronics. The GetWellNetwork, an interactive video system which offers video education, ways to communicate with and recognized hospital staff, television, internet access, on-demand movies, and games, will be available in patient rooms. This new technology supports the Medical Center’s commitment to patient- and family-centered care by encouraging collaboration between patients, families and health care teams.
Community Day Open House, Saturday, April 1
The public is invited to tour the new wing during the Davie Medical Center’s Open House and Community Day this Saturday, April 1, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. There will be fun activities for the entire family:
- Activities for kids
- Delicious food courtesy of Lowes Foods
- Health screenings (heart, foot, memory and more)
- Music and entertainment
- Cooking demonstrations with samples
WFBH – Davie Medical Center is located at 329 NC Hwy 801, Bermuda Run, 27006. For more information about Community Day, call 336.998.1300 or visit http://www.wakehealth.edu/Davie-Medical-Center/About/News-and-Events/Events/Open-House-and-Community-Day.htm
From an early age, students are programmed to believe that they must earn a bachelor’s degree to obtain a high-paying job, but only 33 percent of jobs in North Carolina actually require a four-year college degree.
That’s a statistic James Horne wishes he had known before enrolling at East Carolina University following high school graduation. After failing out twice because “his heart wasn’t in it,” Horne knew he had to find a different way. He found it through the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s NCWorks Apprenticeship Program.
“I wish I had heard about this in pre-k,” said Horne with a laugh. He is enrolled in Davidson County Community College’s applied engineering and maintenance program and has worked as a maintenance technician apprentice at Kurz Transfer Products for the past seven months. “When I graduated high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I wish I had known a program like this existed. I learn better in a hands-on environment, so this has been such a phenomenal opportunity for me.”
“This has probably been the best seven months of my entire life. I am extremely happy with where I am at,” he added.
Horne was one of the panelists to share his perspective on the value of apprenticeships during an Apprenticeship Summit at DCCC on March 10th. More than 100 business representatives, educators, and students gathered to hear more about the merits of the NCWorks Apprenticeship Program.
Through the apprenticeship program, apprentices train for an industry by receiving a combination of classroom instruction and on-the-job training. Participants are paid for their work, and their wages will increase as they progress in the program. Apprentices work as they complete their classes and their work schedule is determined by their respective employers. When they graduate, apprentices receive a Certificate of Completion and will have earned the highly skilled “journeyworker” designation. The program can last one to five years, depending on the occupation. In addition to manufacturing, there are apprenticeship opportunities in business, accounting, hospitality and health-related fields.
According to Dr. Pam Howse, Executive Director of Work-based Learning for the NC Department of Commerce, there are currently 5,335 apprentices in the program, double the number enrolled two years ago, but she would like to see that number continue to grow. Her challenge is educating both young people and businesses about the rewards they could receive by participating in the apprenticeship program.
Students are completing apprenticeships with a career, a good income, and no college debt.
Dr. howse shared stories of a 22-year-old who owned his car and had just bought his first house and of a young woman who completed her program with a starting salary of $37,500.
“We know statistically that 45% of all jobs over the next decade will be in the middle skills occupations which require more than a high school diploma but less than a bachelor’s degree,” said Howse. “More than 50% of companies report plans to increase US-based production by at least 5% in the next five years.”
“Nationwide we have a skills gap, particularly in the areas of business, manufacturing, computers and information sciences, engineering, technology, repair and transportation,” Howse said. “We know that in North carolina today there are 12,000 unfilled IT jobs. These are jobs that pay very well, $50,000 a year or greater. If you are in a cyber security field, that’s well over a 6 figure job. We know that a lot of young people don’t know what those jobs look like.”
“We are shoving everybody down this one path to go to Chapel Hill or NC State and we know statistically that not all are going to do well. There is a very high failure rate for many college freshmen who enter into the university system because they are not prepared for college,” she added. “If North Carolina industry is to be globally competitive, students must graduate from high school career or college ready. We need to shift our thinking about how we prepare our students for work.”
That shift will require a shift in the way both students and parents think as well. For many, the idea of an apprenticeship conjures up thoughts of a dark, dirty, dangerous place with low-paying jobs. According to Lisa Hawk, Business Services Coordinator of the Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board, that is simply not the truth.
Hawk has taken students and parents on tours of manufacturing sites to show them how clean and well-maintained they are, while 2013 statistics from the US Department of Labor indicate average starting wages for Registered Apprentices at $16.50 per hour with graduates earning an average of $59,900 per year.
North Carolina apprenticeships are a career strategy that works! To find out more about apprenticeships in North Carolina, go to https://www.nccommerce.com/wf/job-seekers/apprenticeships.
You’re Invited! Ribbon Cutting This Thursday to Celebrate Total Renovation of Mocksville Comfort Inn and Suites
To celebrate its total renovation, the Comfort Inn & Suites in Mocksville is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 23rd at 4:30 pm, and the public is invited to attend. The hotel is owned and operated by Davie Hospitality and is located at 629 Madison Road.
“We’ve replaced everything, right down to the bathtubs,” said Vijay Barad, Managing Partner, with a smile. “We can’t wait to show this beautiful property to the community and to invite them to use it for all of their lodging needs. We are well-equipped to serve business travelers, families, and groups in town for a special event.”
With 61 guestrooms, including 26 suites, the Mocksville Comfort Inn & Suites can accommodate individuals or groups of all sizes. The hotel features the Comfort brand’s new look and feel which includes a contemporary yet classic design, rich color hues and convenient amenities throughout the property. Guestrooms now feature new bedding packages which complement Comfort’s Truly Yours Pick Your Pillow program, which offers guests the option of firm and soft pillows on the bed.
The hotel features free high speed Internet, in-room coffee makers, refrigerators and microwaves, as well as a meeting room, outdoor seasonal pool, and exercise room. The Mocksville Comfort Inn & Suites also offers the brand’s signature complimentary hot breakfast, with healthy and satisfying options including a delicious flavored waffle station, hot eggs and meats, yogurt and a variety of fresh fruits.
This hotel participates in Choice Privileges®, the loyalty rewards program from Choice Hotels. Membership is free and offers points good towards free nights, airline miles, gift certificates and more while staying at any Choice Hotels properties.
American Legion Baseball has been a summertime mainstay in the Mocksville/Davie area for decades. I recall as a child watching the games with hundreds of supporting fans, sitting on “the hill” or in the stand with friends and family…ready to pounce at a stray ball and trying to not become a peanut gallery casualty. Then I would wait for the end of the game, anxiously hoping the players would sign my hard-earned ball. I remember my grandfather taking us to the game but, never getting out of his car. I also remember the Rich Park hot dogs, best around, as well as the popcorn and ice cold sodas.
Come and relive those good times this summer as the Mocksville-Davie American Legion Baseball Post 174/Post 54 hosts the 2017 North Carolina Junior American Legion Baseball State Championship Tournament!
The tournament will be held at Rich Park’s Mando Field July 14th– 19th, 2017. The eight-team field will consist of four area champions, three runner-ups and the host team, Mocksville. Mocksville has competed in the North Carolina Junior State tournament twice, once in Salisbury (2004) and once in Cherryville (2007).
State Baseball Commissioners Select Mocksville after Visit to Mando Field and Rich Park
Mr. Charles Kurfees, former player and Junior Legion team coach, explained that the tournament rotates every year between the four areas of the state. This year was our area’s turn. Our region, Region III, includes cities from Burlington to Albermarle. Six out of 22 teams bid on the tournament. The bids and proposals are reviewed by the state baseball commissioners who also conduct a site survey of the facilities. A vote is cast and Mocksville won over some great programs for this year’s slot. Mr. Kurfees hopes that if the Post does well with this tournament, it will be elected to host a Senior tournament in the future. A tournament like this creates a tremendous positive on the local economy. The 2016 World Series Tournament held in Shelby, NC reported an attendance of over 117,000 fans!
Mr. Kurfees feels that “the Legion program is an excellent experience for high school age youth and that participation in the program instills an attitude of hard work, team work and friendly competition.” He added that there are no fees to play. All transportation, uniforms, food and lodging is provided free of charge by the American Legion.
“Some of the best days of my life”
Former Junior and Senior ball player, Jacob Barber, commented that “the Legion program was the best. You compete with and get to know some of the best players in the state. It’s hard work, you play a lot of games in a short span of time, and it’s hot, but it’s worth every minute of it. It’s truly the Boys of Summer. Those were some of the best days of my life.”
History of American Legion Baseball
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service-members and veterans.
Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time.
American Legion Baseball is a national institution that still stands behind the traditional values upon which it was founded in 1925. It has thrived through wars, national tragedies, and times of despair. American Legion Baseball has taught hundreds of thousands of young Americans the importance of sportsmanship, good health and faithful citizenship. The program promotes equality, making teammates out of young athletes, regardless of race, income levels, or social standings. American Legion Baseball has been and continues to be one of many stepping stones to adulthood for millions of young men. Many have gone on to serve the country or community, raise families, or compete at the highest level.
The league was first proposed at an American Legion state convention in Milbank, SD, when Sioux Falls attorney and Department Commander Frank G. McCormick invited his close friend, Maj. John L. Griffith to address the convention. Instead of a traditional speech, Griffith spoke about the positive impact athletics has on youth.
“The American Legion could well consider the advisability of assisting in the training of young Americans through athletic games,” Griffith stated during the convention. “Athletic competition teaches courage and respect for others, fostering their growth into active citizens.”
The convention agreed and passed a resolution urging the Legion to create an organized summer baseball league that started each June. National Commander James A. Drain backed the resolution, which passed that fall at the Legion’s national convention in Omaha, Neb. It read:
“RESOLVED: That the American Legion… inaugurate and conduct baseball leagues and tournaments for local championships. And that local champions determined by the competition be given the opportunity to compete in departmental, sectional and regional tournaments and that a junior world series championship baseball series be conducted at each national convention….”
The first program in the world to provide a national baseball tournament for teenagers, American Legion baseball was born.
N.C. Junior American Legion State Tournament Sites:
Be sure to mark your calendar for this season’s events and come out and support your American Legion Baseball!
Do you want to develop a healthier lifestyle but don’t know how to get started? You can find the answers by attending the 2017 For Your Health Expo on Tuesday, March 14th, at the Davie Family YMCA in Mocksville.
Free Community Event Offers Healthy Tips for Everyone
Presented by the Davie County Chamber and the Davie Family YMCA, the For Your Health Expo runs from 9 am to 1 pm and is free to adults of all ages. This annual community event brings vendors of healthy lifestyle products and services together under one roof to offer Davie County residents a convenient one-stop healthy lifestyle information experience.
“Our Health Expo was established as a community service event and provides an opportunity for each organization to serve its members and the Davie community,” said Carolyn McManamy, President of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.
Free Health Screenings and More
Sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center and Novant Health Medical Center, the For Your Health Expo offers access to important information as well as direct interaction with a variety of medical service providers. Several free health screenings will be offered including: blood pressure, cholesterol, HDL, glucose, A1C, bone density and much more.
With healthcare costs on the rise and interest in personal well-being at an all-time high, the For Your Health Expo provides residents with a great opportunity to take positive steps toward improving their health.
Plan to stop by the Davie Family YMCA on Tuesday, March 14th to start your journey of healthy living. Do it for your health and for the health of your family! For more information, contact the Davie County Chamber of Commerce at 336-751-3304 or email email@example.com.
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will stay these leprechauns from the swift completion of their race. The 29th annual Shamrock 5K & 10K Run will be held on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to A Storehouse for Jesus.
Fun for the Whole Family!
“We have had many repeat runners who have participated in our race year in and year out, including the late Margaret Haggerty, who ran in the first 27 Shamrock Runs,” said David Taylor, parish business manager for St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. “Such loyalty from our runners shows that the race is a fun, family event for both young and old.”
People Helping People – 29 Years of Community Giving
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church has been hosting the Shamrock Run for 29 years to help local charities and the Davie County community! The Shamrock Run began back in 1988 as a church fundraiser.
Approximately 15 years ago, the church decided to have a greater impact on the community by sponsoring organizations that help those in need. The 2016 event raised money for the Dragonfly House Children’s Advocacy Center. The Shamrock Run has raised thousands for organizations in need throughout Davie County including Habitat for Humanity, Davie Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center, the Davie County Pregnancy Care Center, Hospice & Palliative Care of Davie County, and the Davie Family YMCA.
“In addition to raising money, we hope to bring awareness to the different organizations that serve those in need,” said Taylor. “Hopefully that awareness will provide them will new volunteers and additional donations.”
“We hope our participants get a little bit of enjoyment from running as they give back to the community as well,” he added.
Participants may register online at www.active.com until noon on Wednesday March 1st, and in person on Friday, March 3rd from 4-7 PM and on the day of the race.
This Corporate Challenge Fitness Run/Walk will be featured again this year. Each group with over 10 participants will be recognized at the awards ceremony after the 5K.
The 5k and 10k races are certified by the USA Track and Field Association and will run a scenic route through the heart of historic downtown Mocksville.
Friday, March 3rd
4PM – 7PM— In-Person Registration and Early Packet Pickup
Saturday, March 4th RACE DAY!
7:00AM—Race Day Packet Pickup begins
8:15AM—5K Run & Fun Walk
9:15AM—5K Awards Ceremony & Festivities Begin
10:15AM—10K Awards Ceremony Begins
***All Morning: Refreshments and Entertainment featuring Josh Tenery of Exit 180 Band!
The Shamrock Run will be using Racing Toes as the race timing provider. The disposable chip system will assist with faster packet pick-ups, smaller lines, and less confusion on the day of the race!
Sponsors Make it Happen
“We appreciate the support of our local police and EMS over the years in directing traffic and having a medical presence in our downtown area,” said Taylor. “ We also appreciate the Davie County Chamber of Commerce for advertising the race on its billboard on I-40 as well as its website each year. We’d like to give a special thank you to our sponsors, who truly make the charity and race possible. Our food has always set us apart from other races and we are thankful to have many different types of food to offer.”
St Francis of Assisi Church is located at 862 Yadkinville Rd., Mocksville, NC.
For additional information, please email Director@ShamrockRunNC.com or call the church office at (336) 751-2973. Please visit and join them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shamrock-Run-Mocksville-NC/298722960174991, or on the web at www.ShamrockRunNC.com.
The Davie County Chamber of Commerce’s iShopDavie initiative encourages everyone to SHOP local, SAVE money & GROW our economy. The Davie Chamber loves doing business with its members and recently had another chance to “practice what it preaches” when making energy-saving upgrades to the office.
The Chamber and its members learned about the Duke Energy small business grant program when Trey Copeland of LIME Energy spoke at a monthly Let’s Do Lunch and Learn event. As a partner with Duke Energy, Lime Energy meets with business owners to perform complimentary energy audits and provide estimates of cost savings when businesses choose to install energy-efficient lighting. The grants make the upgrade very affordable while driving down the energy costs for the businesses.
Carolyn McManamy, president of the Chamber, invited Copeland to complete an energy audit to determine if the Chamber’s building was a good candidate for the program. “The audit showed that the cost of replacing the old fixtures with new ones would pay for itself in a short time, resulting in significant energy savings,” McManamy said. “This is an older building, so it made good fiscal sense for us to go ahead with the upgrade to save money and reduce our energy use.”
Lime Energy partners with area electricians to complete the actual installations of new fixtures, which gave the Chamber an opportunity to work with another member. The new lights were installed by Tom Lentz, owner of Davie Electrical Company.
“We have had Tom and his crew work on the office in the past, and Tom is very involved with the Davie Chamber, so there was no question who we wanted working in our office,” McManamy said. “Both Lime Energy and Davie Electrical were great to work with because they worked around our busy and unpredictable schedule to minimize disruptions.”
Soon after the lighting upgrade was completed, the Davie Chamber had the opportunity to enhance its curb appeal while supporting another member and displaying a product made in Mocksville.
That offer came from Michael Barron, plant manager of Comfort Bilt Windows & Doors, who was at the office for a meeting and had the chance to spend time in the visitor center/lobby. He hadn’t visited the Chamber office in a while and commented on how welcoming and inviting the office felt.
“Over the last few years, we have worked to improve the appearance of the office including painting the brown wood paneling a light tan, rearranging the tourism and business materials, and installing a sliding barn door, built by Justin Draughn Construction, for our conference room area. Outside we have front porch rockers and a screen door. All of these changes have dramatically improved the look and feel of our office and visitor center,” McManamy said.
“Michael said he liked the overall effect, but thought it would look even better with a screen door that was made locally. He then graciously offered to donate a new storm/screen door made by Comfort Bilt right here in Mocksville.”
“The door is beautiful and we have received so many compliments from people who come to our office. More importantly, we enjoy having the opportunity to tell the “door” story and feel very fortunate to have such great businesses here in our community. Comfort Bilt is known for being supportive of the community and we are proud to have a locally-made product on display at our office!” said McManamy.
The Chamber’s iShopDavie campaign is designed to shine a spotlight on the importance of supporting businesses in Davie County. Purchasing goods and services where we live, pay taxes and send our kids to school contributes to a thriving community with a high quality of life. It truly matters where you spend your money and the Davie Chamber is committed to doing business first and foremost – with its members!
The Davie County Chamber of Commerce shops local, do you?
Lace up your running shoes, and have a chillin’ good time while supporting a great cause — take part in the 6th Annual Popsicle 5k Run! All abilities are welcome. The route begins at Mocksville Elementary across from Rich Park and goes through Mocksville and the new Greenway. The Race kicks off at 8:30 am, with packet pick up and on-site registration beginning at 7:15 am. Click here to register today.
Not a runner? No worries! Walk for a Billion Steps – This year walkers are invited to join in and to help Davie County meet the Healthy Davie Challenge to Walk a Billion Steps in 100 days! Sign up to be a part of the fun!
Race Day Fun
- Come in your favorite wintery costume. The most crazy/creative Chilly costume will take home a prize!
- Raffle – each registrant will receive a raffle ticket with their race number.
- Brain Freeze Challenge- Eat a popsicle at the beginning, middle, and end of the race.
- ZERO K- sign up the morning of the race if you are there to support a friend but do not want to run. You’ll get a t-shirt (up to the first 300) and coffee and not have to run an inch!
- Fun Run- Kids (10 & under) there with a runner can participate in a short race after the 5K has finished.
- “Sports Walk” where kids can win a Healthy Davie backpack of goodies.
- Face Painting.
- Popsicle Palooza – Eat the most popsicles in 3 minutes to win the prize!
- There will be great food after the race, as well as raffle prize opportunities for participants.
$20 through February 18, and $15 for team registrants. New this year is a special category for Go Far Students ($10), and Davie County High School athletes and students ($15). There is a fee of $10 for each child wishing to participate in the Fun Run. All fees go up beginning February 19th.
SURF Board ~ Empowering the Young People of Davie County
All proceeds from the Popsicle Run 5K support youth-led projects in Davie County! Organized under the Davie Community Foundation, the SURF (Students Understanding Real Futures) Board is a youth grant-making organization for high school aged youth in Davie County. Each year SURF hosts a fundraiser to raise money to grant out in the spring. The proceeds from the Popsicle Run empower young people by supporting their projects through grants from SURF.
SURF Board members seek sponsorships from local Davie County businesses and individuals. Last year the students were issued a $10K Challenge by Davie Community Foundation President Jane Simpson. They met and exceeded their sponsor goal, raising over $13,000. To celebrate their success, Simpson arrived at the run dressed as a grape and cherry Popsicle, riding in a decorated cart.
A Record $12,212 and Nine Grants Given in 2016!
That record-breaking success enabled the Davie Community Foundation SURF Board to award nine grants totaling $12,212 to youth- led projects that benefit the youth and children in Davie County..
“I am super proud of all of their hard work to raise the money, and their discernment as they heard grant requests, and made their decisions,” said SURF Advisor Tami Daniel. “They have raised over $14,000 in sponsorships so far this year, so I hope a lot of students will apply because the board will have a lot of grant money to give.”
For information on the 2016 grant awards, please visit SURF Board Awards $12,212 in Grants!
Funding for Your Youth Led Project
Does your school club have a service project idea, but lack money to get it started? Are you involved in a church youth group that could use a grant to fund an outreach project? You may be eligible for funding from the S.U.R.F. Board Youth Grantmakers. All 6th-12th grade students who reside in Davie County are eligible to apply.
How to Apply for a Grant
The SURF Board is accepting applications for the 2017 grant cycle. Applications will only be accepted through the online application process. Deadline for submitting a grant request is March 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
Projects selected for grant awards must:
- Address general issues that impact the youth of Davie County.
- Involve at least two youth in planning & carrying out the project.
- Have an adult ally (21 or older)
CLICK HERE to fill out a Grant Request.The request is online and can be found at https://www.daviefoundation.org/surf-grants/
“I have a passion for Youth and Service, and it has truly been a pleasure to serve as the advisor for this amazing Board of students the past three years,” said Daniel. “While on the SURF Board, the students learn important life skills, and how to reach out and connect with community business leaders. Watching these students set personal and group goals and then working to achieve them is really rewarding.”
“We are so appreciative of everyone who has stood beside SURF in making great things happen through the SURF Grants. From Sponsors, Volunteers, Runners, Grantees, Grant Advisors, Friends, and Parents it could not happen without you! SURF says thank you for your support, and we look forward to accomplishing even greater things in the future!” she added.
New SURF Board Members Will be Selected in June
The SURF Board is made up of 21 high school students who are residents of Davie County. Homeschool students and high school students who attend school outside of Davie County are invited to apply. New board members are selected annually in June and interviewed by the current board of students.
For more information about the Popsicle 5K or the SURF Board, contact the Davie Community Foundation at 336-753-6903, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dozens of Human Resources Managers from companies across Davie County met during the last week of January at the Triple J Manor House in Mocksville to discuss the state of the County in terms of workforce development.
Sustained growth in the number of manufacturing and industrial jobs being created in Davie County over the last 5 years is putting pressure on HR managers to attract and retain the talented workforce that is necessary to compete successfully in a growing economy.
As with most challenges in Davie County, local leaders are stepping up to the plate to develop plans of action to address this pressure before it becomes a limiting factor for continued economic development. The Davie County Economic Development Commission, the Davie Chamber of Commerce, Davidson County Community College and the Davie County School System worked together to host a “Lunch and Learn” meeting on Wednesday, January 25 with manufacturing and industry HR managers from across the county.
Apprenticeship Programs in North Carolina
Dr. Pamela Howze, from the North Carolina Department of Commerce and NC Works delivered the feature presentation, “Apprenticeship Programs in North Carolina.”
Many are familiar with “OJT” or On the Job Training and an apprenticeship program works in much the same way. The expert shows the apprentice how to do a task, watches as the apprentice practices portions of the task, and then turns over more and more responsibility until the apprentice is proficient enough to accomplish the task independently. According to Dr. Howze, there are 400K apprentices across the USA in more than 1,000 occupations with 150,000 employers.
Apprentices start at a low wage scale and as they make progress their wage is increased. Many are very productive in their second year of Apprenticeship. A 2009 Return on Investment Study says that for every dollar spent on Apprenticeship training, an employer receives a benefit, on average of $1.47
The State of North Carolina is currently supporting apprenticeship initiatives by offering free community college tuition to any North Carolina workers that enter an apprenticeship program. The North Carolina Department of Commerce has also submitted a $1.3 million grant proposal to grow apprenticeship programs across the state.
After the presentation by Dr. Howze, HR managers engaged in a substantive period of brainstorming and lively discussion with Dr. Howze and with representatives from Davie County Schools, Davidson County Community College and local temporary agencies who were also on hand in support of the HR managers and Davie County Industry. Discussion was wide ranging, exploring a number of options and arrangements were made by several companies to continue the discussion with local leaders after the meeting.
In Davie County, Economic Development is a Team Sport
As Terry Bralley noted, “Economic Development is a team sport. As we move forward as a community, we must create a local awareness that we are in competition with the world.”
Dozens of Davie County’s best got a chance to shine during the Best of Davie Awards! The awards were presented during the 47th Annual Davie County Chamber Awards Gala and Annual Meeting held at WinMock at Kinderton on Thursday, January 19th.
Thank You – Over 2000 Votes Cast!
Voting for the 2016 Best of Davie was open to all members of the community. More than 2000 online ballots were submitted.
“The Davie Chamber hosts the Annual Awards Gala to celebrate the successes of the year and to honor businesses and individuals who do so much to make our community great,“ said Carolyn McManamy, President of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. “Once again, this year’s event was sold out and we had a fantastic night celebrating our Best of Davie Winners as well as our Business of the Year and EC Tatum Award Winner.”
“Best of Davie Awards were designed to give our community a voice in who they believe are the best businesses in Davie County,” she added. “Based on the significant increase in voting this year, we have not only found a great way to shine the spotlight on our local businesses, but we have clearly engaged our community as well. Preliminary plans are already in the works for next year’s Best of Davie program and the winners will be announced at the 48th Awards Gala on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at WinMock at Kinderton.”
The 2016 Best of Davie Winners!
Please join us in thanking the Davie Chamber for supporting, and helping to promote a strong and vibrant business community.
Business of the Year:
Davie Construction Co.
E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award:
J. Russell Suggs, Jr.
Best Professional Service Provider
Martin & Van Hoy, LLP.
Runner Up: Novant Health Davie Medical Assoc.
Best Civic / Nonprofit
The Dragonfly House
Runner Up: Just Hope, Inc.
Best Golf Course
Pudding Ridge Golf Club
Runner Up: Oak Valley Golf Club
Best Place to Get Beautiful
Runner Up: Gemini Hair & Nail Fashions
Best Place to Shop
Runner Up: Walmart
RayLen Vineyards & Winery
Runner Up: Misty Creek Farm & Vineyards, LLC
Best Place to Get Fit
Davie Family YMCA
Runner Up: Combat Athletics
Best Place to Worship
Runner Up: Hillsdale United Methodist Church
Cozart’s Handyman Services
Runner Up: Blakley Landscaping Services, Inc.
Best New Business
The Factory Coffeehouse
Runner Up: Corners Coffee + Art + Framing + Wine
Best Place for Your Pet
The Country Veterinary Hospital
Runner Up: Valley Animal Clinic
Runner Up: O’Callahans Publik House
Best Medical/Dental or Vision Practice
Carolina Center for Eye Care
Runner Up: Mocksville Vision Center
Jessica Marie Photography
Runner Up: One Shot Photography
Best Place to Work
Davie County Schools
Runner Up: Rescue House
The Kitchen Sink Award
Mirror Image Cleaning Service
Runner Up: Justin Draughn Construction, LLC
To join the Chamber or to discover all that it has to offer, call (336) 751-3304 or visit www.daviechamber.com. The Davie Chamber of Commerce is located at 135 South Salisbury St., Mocksville.
Davie Marketing Summit – February 9th Winmock at Kinderton – Plan Now to Take Your Business to the Next Level in 2017!
Looking to jump start your business and develop a competitive edge in 2017? You won’t want to miss “Strategies for Taking your Business to a Bigger Market” on Thursday, February 9th from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at Winmock at Kinderton.
Nationally and regionally known presenters will provide expert advice on reaching beyond borders to grow your business through top notch marketing and sales techniques. Hear stories of success after trials. Learn marketing trends. Discover the best use of grassroots techniques and how social media can play a role in branding your company.
Guest speakers include:
Nick Hawks, Certified eBay Ed Specialist
David M. Frankel, Inventor/Entrepreneur
Kathy Wall, President, The Media Matters
Angel Guerrero, Entrepreneur/Speaker
Benjamin King, Wake Forest University
Grace Kanoy, GeoCore Films/Storyteller
Carl Shantley, President, Rohl Design & Marketing
This full-day marketing summit is co-sponsored by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce and the Davidson County Community College Small Business Center (DCCC SBC).
The cost is only $50 and includes coffee in the morning as well as lunch.
Click on https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=170360101 to register, or contact Janet Caudle at DCCC Davie Education Center (336) 998-3220.
For more information contact Martha Larson, DCCC SBC Director at (336) 224-4557 or email@example.com.
WinMock at Kinderton is located at 168 E. Kinderton Way, Bermuda Run, NC 27006.
Has your New Year’s resolution to exercise more already been derailed? Could you use a little accountability to reach your goals? Step into a healthier 2017 by joining the 1,000,000,000 Steps in 100 Days Healthy Davie Challenge.
The kickoff for this community-wide initiative will be Saturday, January 21 at Davie County High School from 10 am – 2 pm. Kimberly Van Scoy, WXII, will emcee the opening program at 10 am.
The first 400 people will receive a Healthy Davie water bottle. There will be prize drawings for a Fitbit Charge 2, wireless headphones, a pair of tennis shoes from Fleet Feet Sports, a GNC $50 gift card, a 1-month YMCA family membership, Nike fitness bag, and more!
There will also be free Healthy Davie t-shirts, free health screenings, and free snacks and activities for kids.
To pre-register for a screening time slot, go to www.daviefoundation.org and click on Healthy Davie.
Healthy Davie is an initiative of the Davie County Foundation and the Mebane Charitable Foundation. The Healthy Davie initiative is comprised of thirty-nine nonprofit organizations and agencies working collaboratively to improve the lives of all Davie County citizens. Healthy Davie currently focuses on providing educational opportunities for our youngest students, moving families out of poverty, and improving the overall health of all residents.
The purpose of the Challenge is to raise awareness of the poor health of many members of our community at large; provide information about healthy habits; and encourage the entire community to participate in an effort to improve the physical health of Davie County citizens.
It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you walk, it’s the number of steps that count. Those can be calculated using a pedometer, phone app, or by converting each mile walked to 2,000 steps. You can even convert time spent in other activities like cycling, swimming, or exercise classes, or everyday activities such as vacuuming or working in the yard into steps. The general recommendation is to walk 10,000 steps a day, which is 5 miles based on the average stride.
“I’m hopeful the entire community will use these next 100 days to challenge themselves to take better care of themselves,” said Larry Colbourne, president of the Mebane Foundation. “Obviously, walking is great exercise and should improve our physical health, but walking is also a great time for reflection and/or conversation. Mr. Mebane used to tell me he believed people should take time every day to think and reflect.”
“Personally, I’ve set a goal of 200,000 steps over the next 100 days and my wife Beverly, a regular walker long before the challenge, will be sure to hold my feet to the fire on that one,” he added. “You can bet on that!”
Visit the Davie Community Foundation website at www.daviefoundation.org for more information and to sign up to record your steps for the Challenge. You will also find a variety of information to improve overall health along with links to Wake Forest Baptist Health and Novant Health for more detailed assessments.
Music enthusiasts are in for a special treat when Brian Gurl and his Fabulous Five take the stage at the Brock Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 14th at 7:30 pm.
This innovative and imaginative six-piece production is an artistic powerhouse that takes the audience into the world of the unexpected – with wonderful musical arrangements, exciting vocal harmonies, pianistic power and fabulous “takes” on the music of these great icons while still honoring the original compositions.
The group offers provocative arrangements of such Beatles classics as Eleanor Rigby, And I Love Her, and others. Brian’s expressive renditions of Manilow hits such as Mandy and supercharged versions of Bandstand Boogie and Could it be Magic? are total showstoppers. A dramatic Piano Man and poignant And So it Goes by Billy Joel, showcase his gift of deeply touching an audience’s heart. Add Brian’s jazz, classical, and theatrical influences, engaging persona and a totally hot band, and you have a riveting and transformative production, where every song is a new adventure.
A Lifetime of Music
Brian was born and raised in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and began studying classical piano at the age of six. His gift of perfect pitch was discovered by his father one day when Brian asked, “Why is the lawn mower running in the key of G?” By the time he was eight, Brian was delighting his classmates and friends, playing by ear many popular melodies he heard on radio and television, much to the chagrin of his piano teacher, he began sneaking in rhythmic and melodic embellishments to his renditions of Chopin and Beethoven! He studied classical piano throughout high school while continuing to investigate other genres. By the time he was 19, Brian was making his full-time living as a pianist and gradually expanded his artistic horizons to include ragtime, jazz, blues, pop, rock, Broadway, Latin and other styles.
His early performing experience includes many premier resorts, hotels and piano bars in the Northeast as a young solo pianist, five years in a five-piece dance band and four years in the Woodstock, Vermont Jazz Quintet playing be-bop to contemporary jazz. Under the direction of Broadway actress, Karen Shepard, Brian and his wife, Joey, wrote and created many popular musical comedy reviews while running and operating their own theater in Southern Vermont. In total, Brian has created and starred in over 15 different musical stage productions – continually morphing into a more diverse and eclectic performing artist.
2016-2017 Season of Applause! Performance Series
This concert is part of the 2016-2017 Season of Applause! performance series sponsored by the Davie County Arts Council, which is dedicated to the discovery, appreciation and enrichment of the arts throughout Davie County. The Arts Council has been carrying out its mission of “Connecting PEOPLE to the ARTS!” for decades. Other upcoming shows include This Magic Moment, three former lead singers from three of the world’s most renowned vocal groups–The Temptations, The Platters and the Drifters–have come together to create the ultimate musical experience; The Duttons, high-energy entertainers who will rock the stage with a variety of genres from Bluegrass to contemporary, rock to country, as well as comedy and dance; and Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, with over 80 awards, 5-time Grammy nominee Rhonda Vincent–crowned “The New Queen of Bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal–leads the most honored band in bluegrass music.
Tickets Available Online Now
Tickets for all shows are Adult: $33; Student / Senior: $32 and may be purchased at http://daviearts.org/shows-tickets/ or by visiting the Brock Performing Arts Center at 622 North Main St., Mocksville. The Box Office is open from 12-5 pm, Monday through Friday and one hour before performances. It can be reached at 336-751-3000. For more information, contact the Arts Council at (336) 751-3112.
A Gala Event ~ The Tradition Continues
The Davie County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Gala has been a signature Davie County event since 1970. This tradition continues on Thursday, January 19th, and tickets are still available!
The 47th Annual Chamber Awards Gala will be held at the WinMock at Kinderton in Bermuda Run. The evening will begin at 6:00 PM with a welcome reception featuring light hors d’oeuvres, delicious Davie County wines, and mingling. At 7:00 PM, the event will move to the upstairs loft for a buffet dinner as well as the awards presentation and a celebration of the successes of the year.
The Davie County Chamber of Commerce will present the highly-anticipated “Best of Davie” Awards as well as the Chamber’s signature awards – the 2016 Business of the Year and E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award. “Our Awards Gala is a true celebration of Davie County and all the successes of the year. It gives us the opportunity to showcase the many businesses and organizations that make our community a wonderful place to live, work and play,” said Carolyn McManamy, President of the Davie Chamber of Commerce.
Tickets are Still Available!
Don’t miss the 47th Annual Davie County Chamber of Commerce Gala! This event is open to the community. Tickets are $50 per person and reservations for a table of eight are available. To purchase your tickets, contact the Davie Chamber 336-751-3304.
Davie Chamber of Commerce—Proudly Serving Davie County
For more than 45 years, the Davie Chamber has served the business community throughout Davie County from Mocksville to Bermuda Run, Cooleemee to Advance and all points in between. With professional staff, dedicated volunteers, and an involved Board of Directors, the Davie Chamber continues to promote economic and civic interests and provide leadership on issues which impact the economy and quality of life in Davie County. For information about the Davie Chamber please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-751-3304.
“Twas the Night Before Bed Race” and all through the town,
were a series of teams wishing the flag would go down;
More rapid than eagles the race beds they came,
And the crowds whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
Now Manna Movers! Now Minions! Now WXII!
On Crazy Legs! On Skills USA! On Bandits! On Express Delivery!
The town of Mocksville raced into the Christmas season on November 18th with the 5th Annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race as 20 race teams made the mad dash down Main Street.
$500 in Cash Prizes at Stake!
At stake were prizes for speed and creativity. The fastest team, Davie High Skills USA, took home a cool $200 in cash, while the runner-up, Krazy Legs, collected $125. Manna Movers, the third-place finisher, rolled away with $75. Carolgale Builders picked up $50 for being the Most Creative. A Total Package prize of $50 went to the Dragonfly House team for having the best overall appearance and combination of bed decoration, message and costumes.
Despite the bed race coinciding with a Davie High football playoff game, Tami Langdon, Mocksville Tourism Development Authority, was pleased with turnout and considered the event a success.
“Tina Crews, our DJ, had folks dancing’ in the street during the heat breaks,” she said. “The police were phenomenal that night with the traffic flow and the town maintenance crew had the course up & ready QUICKLY as well as torn down. They were vital to the logistics of this event.”
“Special THANKS to Denise Hendrix, the organizer of the event, and her daughter Jordan, who sets up the Bed Race Face Book (Twas the Night Before Bed Race), “ she added. “I also want to thank Ed Simmons for his photography work that evening.”
Complete Race Results
Davie High Skills USA
- Chase Alder
- Zach Bartlett
- Garrett Chandler
- Drew Hall
- Alex Myers
- Chris Cole
- John Herzog
- Jake Kitchene
- Thomas Reynold
- Karl Swartz
- Lisi Frye
- Josh Goodman
- Micale Klutz
- Jimmy Ham
- Jason McCray
- Max Wooten
- Jerry Bales
- Heidi Gale
- Lyndsay Gale
- Paul Gale
- Jaimie Willis
- Jen Baldwin
- Kim Craver
- Matt Craver
- Heydy Day
- Brandi Reagan
2016 Mocksville Bed Races Team Listing
WXII Channel-12-”THE NEWS”
ASHLEY BOYS OF BEDDING
Lisa Wise, Kevin Tucker, Michael Kaplan, Davis Small, & Chris Tran
Brian Vietts, Dex McGee, Patsy Hudspeth, David Winebarger, & Jay Louch
CATHY RIDDLE MISSILE –CAMP MANNA
Matt Davidson, Jonathan Creason, Tommy Andrack, Chris Brawtiam, & Erin Davidson
CPP GLOBAL REINDEERS
Chad Mickles, BJ Richardson, Chris Williams, Jason Sellers, & Tyrone Martin
Matthew Forrest, Rodney Wagoner, Michael Hutchens, Matthew Hoke, & Troy Mabe
DCCC SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY
Renee Fortenberry, Joy Malson, Jessica Closser, Breya Dawkins, & Jessica Myers
Marsha Allen, Jessica Williams, Sonja Medford, Bradley Medford, & Linda Jenkins
FILET OF CHICKEN
Marty Gautreau, Steve Mixon
GRU’S CREW–TRAILERS OF THE EAST COAST
Marsha Smith, Sam Williams, Justin Boger, Trevor Walterman, & Hugo Murillo
IR BED ROCKERS
Charles Clarke, Denise Porter, Stacy West, Desick Faulkner, & Scotty Coe
Harrison Sales, Hayes Sales, Tatum Williams, Sheldon Bergondo, & Amber Carter Watson
MOCKSVILLE MASONIC LODGE
Rick Phelps, Brad Blackwelder, Jake Reavis, Carlton Terry, & Brian Myers
Gerardo Mancilla, Chandler Woodruff, Monty Landreth, Jr., Gavin Freeman, & Mitchell Skidmore
SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT
Jay Kimura, Scott Berry, Steve Myers, Tyron Neely, & David Smith