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 […]
October 13, 2019

Meet Your Future – Davie Campus Job Fair Coming October 16th in Mocksville!

By Jeanna Baxter White Did you know that there are great job opportunities available in your own backyard? Whether you are looking for your first job or ready for a career change, come out and meet your future as DCCC – The College of Davidson and Davie Counties, in partnership with Davie CONNECT and the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, hosts a community-wide job fair on Wednesday, October 16th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The job fair will be held at the Davie Campus at 1205 Salisbury Street, in the Community Building. This job fair is open to the […]
October 10, 2019

Tickets On Sale Now! ~The Fish Fry! ~ RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls

By Jeanna Baxter White RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls—also known as “The Bullhole”—will hold its 16th Annual Catfish Fry on Saturday, October 19th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Come to the big Margaret Woodson Picnic Shelter on the Rowan side of the park for the “the best catfish you’ve ever had!”. Enjoy a heaping plate of golden fried catfish, fries, hush puppies, dessert, and a cold drink,  for just $10! Those who buy tickets in advance eat first and there will be a separate take-out line. Special entertainment will be provided by Mona Jo and Friends!  Proceeds from this annual […]
October 7, 2019

Get Connected ~ Free Resource Fair Thursday, October 10th, 9:00 – 1:00 pm at the Brock!

Interested in finding out more about all that Davie County has to offer? Visit the 2019 Davie Connect Resource Fair on Thursday, October 10 from 9:00 – 1:00 pm at the Brock Recreation Center, 644 North Main Street in Mocksville. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.    This fair is hosted by Davie County Senior Services, Davie County Recreation & Parks and Davie County Public Library to inform the public about local resources for everything needed to connect in Davie County. This year’s Davie Connect Resource Fair will feature a variety of organizations that offer […]
October 2, 2019

The Oaks Festival in Mocksville! Saturday, October 12th – All Day Fun From 10 am til 8:30 PM!

By Jeanna Baxter White Enjoy a full day of free fun for the entire family during the annual Oaks Festival on Saturday, October 12th, from 10 a.m.- 8:30  p.m. in historic downtown Mocksville. From 10- 5 p.m., dozens of vendors will feature unique handcrafted and gift items. There will be food vendors and lots of free kids’ activities. Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater will feature free live music from 12:30 – 8:30 p.m. Crafts, food, and the kids’ area will be set up along Main St. and run down Depot St. leading to Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater. Crafts, Christmas Specialties, and […]
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 […]