November 14, 2019

Help us “Flag” the Tree of Honor

A “Tribute Tree” to honor and/or remember those who serve or have served to protect our freedom will be located at Mocksville Town Hall and will be on display throughout the 2019 holiday season. The Goal is to Fill the Entire Tree With Flags! For each $1 contribution, a United States flag will be placed on the tree to represent a designated service person. The contributions will be presented to the Davie County Hero’s Fund for local veteran services. How to Honor/Remember a Service Member Make your $1 tax-deductible contribution payable to Historic Davie. Forms are available at downtown merchants […]
November 9, 2019

Davie Connect, Davie Chamber and the Community College Join Forces at Davie County Job Fair

By Jeanna Baxter White Davie CONNECT, DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties and the Davie County Chamber of Commerce joined forces on Wednesday, October 16th at the Davie Campus in Mocksville for a co-sponsored job fair. The event brought together 38 employers representing a wide range of professions and industries. Career options at the job fair included positions in the areas of healthcare, advanced manufacturing, business, IT, education and more.  The job fair was moved to the library and surrounding area which provided more space to accommodate a larger number of employers. According to Carolyn McManamy, director of Davie CONNECT, “Our […]
November 4, 2019

Seeking Nominations for E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award & Business of the Year

By Jeanna Baxter White The Davie County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2019 E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award and the 2019 Business of the Year Award which will be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Gala on January 16th, 2020, at WinMock at Kinderton. Do you know an unsung hero, someone who goes above and beyond to make our community a better place to live? Nominate them now for the 2019 E.C Tatum Humanitarian Award. Download the E.C. Tatum Nomination Form here. This award is named in honor of E.C. Tatum, “A Man of Vision” who personified the […]
November 2, 2019

7th Annual Best of Davie Awards – Vote Online today!

By Jeanna Baxter White Everyone has their favorites – those businesses and individuals that take the time to get to know you and go above and beyond to meet your needs each and every visit. It’s time again to give them the recognition they deserve by voting online today for the “2019 Best of Davie Awards.” We all know just how special our community is—and judging from all of the new businesses and enterprises choosing to locate here, it seems the word is starting to spread. The Davie County Chamber of Commerce is giving you a chance to highlight the […]
October 21, 2019

Empowering Davie County Schools, Parents, Students and Businesses with Edge Factor!

By Jeanna Baxter White “I’m super excited you are all here today to learn about Edge Factor, an innovative online platform to educate and inspire the next generation workforce. This program is going to open the doors for our middle and high school students to discover and explore careers right here in Davie County,” Carolyn McManamy, director of Davie CONNECT, told plant and human resource managers during a luncheon hosted by Davie County Economic Development Commission (DCEDC), DavieCONNECT, and the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. Next month, Davie County Schools will begin rolling out the innovative workforce development tool which […]
October 16, 2019

Students Explore Local Career Options as Davie County Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2019

By Jeanna Baxter White To celebrate Manufacturing Day 2019, several local businesses and Davie County manufacturers provided a unique opportunity for all eighth-grade students in Davie County. On October 4th, students from Ellis, North Davie, and South Davie Middle Schools each toured two different locations including DEX Heavy Duty Parts, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Gildan, Ingersoll Rand, Pro Refrigeration, DCCC – Davie Campus, and WFBH-Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run. Other students from all three schools spent their tour-time experiencing many different facets of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. This was the third year Davie County has participated in National Manufacturing Day […]
September 30, 2019

Congratulations! Davie Chamber Celebrates 22nd Pro Scramble Golf Tournament at Bermuda Run Country Club!

On September 16th, the Davie County Chamber of Commerce hosted its 22nd Pro Scramble Golf Tournament at Bermuda Run Country Club. The sold-out tournament is a favorite among the business community for its unique format of five amateur players paired with a professional golfer.  As the Chamber’s key annual fundraiser, proceeds are designated to fund their major business and economic development initiatives as well as networking and educational programs. Highlights of the tournament included a “Hole in One” contest sponsored by Cameron Insurance Services LLC and a “Chipping Wall Challenge” sponsored by Davie Construction Co. A hotdog cart hosted by […]
September 27, 2019

Wine Tour Saturday, October 12th – Wine Down to Support United Way!

By Jeanna Baxter White Wine Down with the United Way on Saturday, October 12th, and enjoy a full day of wine tastings at Chestnut Trail, Lazy Elm, and RayLen vineyards while supporting the Davie County community. Hosted by the United Way of Davie County and Davie County Chamber of Commerce, this event will raise funds for the 2019 Annual Giving Campaign which supports the initiatives, programs, and services United Way provides to Davie County residents. Melinda Beauchamp, CEO of the United Way of Davie County, hopes to sell all 108 tickets and to fill two large buses with attendees. “That […]
September 24, 2019
David Hiller, Unit Manager, NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

NC Vocational Rehab ~ Helping the Disabled Who Want to Work Achieve Career Success!

By Jeanna Baxter White As an employer, you will be happy to know that there is an untapped labor force among people with disabilities here in the state – people who make outstanding employees and are job-ready. According to the Institute for Corporate Productivity (ICP), hiring people with disabilities can: Improve productivity and reduce turnover by almost 50% Include employees who have equal to or better overall job performance ratings than fellow workers Many of these candidates are well prepared, have earned certifications and have post-secondary education. In fact, the North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (NCDVRS): Has over […]