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JOBS, JOBS, JOBS – Dozens of Openings

Davie_County_NC_JobsDozens of full time and part time job openings in and around Davie County have been posted this week to the Davie County Jobs listing.

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New Job Openings Posted Daily
Here is a sampling of openings posted this week:  Distribution Center at Ashley Furniture, Material Handler at Ingersoll Rand, Equipment Operator at Vulcan Materials, F/T Deli/Bakery at Food Lion, Scheduler at Reeb Millwork, Elementary Math Tutor in Mocksville, Assembler at Amarr Garage Doors, and many more.

About Davie County Jobs
The job openings are an aggregation of publicly available data provided by various national resources. Job listing data is geo-targeted to Davie County but the radius includes surrounding areas.

While every effort has been made to include only the most reliable and nationally recognized job listing services, we do not control the data.  The Davie County jobs listed are only a small portion of the jobs listed on each of the major online job sites.

Additional Resources:
Continuously updated list of Davie County Jobs
Davie County Chamber of Commerce
Davie County Economic Development Commission

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2nd Annual Best of Davie Awards – Vote Online today!

Best of Davie AwardsPlease vote online today for “THE BEST” in over 20 categories in the 2nd Annual Best of Davie Awards!

We all know just how special our community is—and judging from all the new businesses and enterprises choosing to locate here it seems the word is starting to spread.  Now the Davie County Chamber of Commerce is giving you a chance to highlight the businesses, services, and destinations that make Davie County so appealing with its 2nd Annual “Best of Davie Awards.”

This new component of the Chamber’s iSHOPDAVIE initiative offers residents and visitors alike the chance to nominate and vote for the “cream of the crop” among the county’s business and non-profit sectors.   Cast your votes today at www.daviechamber.com.

Davie County Chamber of Commerce President Carolyn McManamy sees the awards as a means for residents to let folks know why they’ve chosen Davie County as their favorite place to live, work, shop, dine, and conduct business.  “This is just another way for us to make a connection with iSHOPDAVIE and give the community an opportunity to share what they love most about Davie County,” says McManamy.

iShopDavie-holding-signVote Now – Voting Ends January 16
Besides showcasing everything from voters’ favorite BBQ to beloved family destinations, McManamy hopes the competition will be a fun way for residents and businesses to connect in a special way. “We hope businesses will take to social media and invite their customers to nominate them,” she says. “And we want individuals to rally together and show support for others in the community who are deserving of a Best of Davie designation.  What better way to show appreciation for a business, organization or person in the community than to nominate them for a Best of Davie award?”

Voting is underway now but ends on January 16th at noon so vote now for Best of Davie!  Winners will be announced and honored at the Davie Chamber Awards Gala & Annual Meeting on Thursday, Jan 22nd., you may nominate and vote for “candidates” in twenty different categories that fall into roughly five classifications.   Foodies can point their friends to the best place to eat, services that are featured in the balloting include Doctor/Healthcare Provider, Real Estate/Realtor, Hair Salon/Barber, Photographer, and Fitness Venue. Shopping and Lifestyle categories are comprised of Family Destination, Golf Venue, Shopping/Retail Venue, Vineyard, and the Best Place to be Active. And to make the playing field level for newcomers, the Chamber has also created a “Rookie of the Year” award to spotlight the Best New Business.

Voting Underway Now – Vote Today!
Nomination and voting is already underway at www.ishopdavie.com. Interested in finding out who wins?  Make plans to attend the Annual Awards Gala on January 22nd. Tickets are $50 each and can be reserved by contacting the Davie County Chamber of Commerce at 336.751.3304 or email chamber@daviecounty.com.

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Arctic Air Arrives – School Delays and Duke Energy asks Customers to Reduce Electricity Use During Next 24 Hours

arctic-blast-tempsFrom Davie County Schools web site: Due to the below freezing wind chill advisory in effect for tomorrow morning, Davie County Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay for students on Thursday, January 8, 2015.  Staff will report on regular schedule. 

Now, Duke Energy officials are asking customers to reduce electricity use during the next 24 hours to help avoid potential high-energy demand on the electrical grid caused by frigid temperatures.

“The forecasted conditions are very similar to those we experienced last January during the Polar Vortex, and are affecting a large portion of the country,” said Nelson Peeler, Duke Energy vice president of transmission system operations. “We currently have sufficient generation resources to meet our customers’ energy needs, but we know from experience that conditions can change quickly, and we need to be prepared.”

Turn off unnecessary lights and reduce your thermostat

Where possible, postpone household chores that involve the use of electricity

Unplug unused cell phone / tablet chargers

The most critical time to reduce electricity usage is Thursday between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m.

To help lessen energy demand on the power grid during the next 24 hours and reduce the potential for isolated power outages, Duke Energy offers the following tips:

  • Reduce your thermostat to the lowest comfortable setting when home, and bump the thermostat down a degree or two when leaving home.
  • Turn off unnecessary lighting.
  • Postpone household chores that require electrical appliances.
  • Unplug cellphone / tablet chargers. These devices draw energy even when not in use.
  • Operate ceiling fans in a clockwise direction, which pushes warm air back down into the room.
  • Leave your drapes or blinds open to allow the sun’s rays to warm the house.

Find these and other tips at www.duke-energy.com. Just click on the “save energy and money” link.

Detailed Grid Management Plan

Duke Energy has a detailed plan to manage the power grid in extreme conditions.

This includes:

Running all available generation units;

activating a number of voluntary customer programs that reduce energy demand;

purchasing power from other utilities; and

requesting customers to voluntarily reduce their energy usage.

“If necessary and conditions change, we would need to initiate forced power reductions that would result in rotating or sustained power outages across the grid,” Peeler said.

He added that forced power reductions would be the last and most extreme action the company would take to protect the power grid. It’s a step required when the demand for energy across the grid exceeds the amount of energy that’s available.

“In the unlikely event power reductions are needed Thursday morning, customers could experience rotating or sustained power outages as our operators work to lessen the demand on our system,” Peeler added.

If power reductions occur, Duke Energy will inform customers via the media and updates on the company’s website and social media channels.

Power Outages

The low temperatures will put higher stress on mechanical equipment used to generate and deliver electricity. Isolated equipment problems are possible, which could result in unplanned scattered outages.

Customers who experience power outages should call Duke Energy’s automated outage-reporting systems for their respective utility:

Duke Energy Carolinas: 1-800-POWERON (1-800-769-3766)

Duke Energy Progress: 1-800-419-6356

Customers may also report an outage or view current outages online at www.duke-energy.com/storms. Updates will also be provided on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DukeEnergy and www.facebook.com/DukeEnergy.

If you lose power, please turn off as many appliances and electronics as possible. This will help with restoration efforts as it will reduce the immediate demand on the power lines when power is restored.

Once your power is restored, wait a few minutes before turning your equipment back on.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at www.duke-energy.com.

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How to Get Started in Beekeeping – Class Starts This Saturday, January 10, 2015

Davie County Beekeepers

There is nothing quite as sweet as honey from your own back yard.

The Davie County Beekeepers Association will hold its annual Beginner Beekeeping Short Course starting this Saturday, January 1oth.

Did you know North Carolina has more backyard beekeepers than any other state?  Have you ever considered keeping bees?  Would you like to know more about this fascinating hobby or occupation?  Join the Davie County Beekeepers Association for the 2 day class, “How to Get Started in Beekeeping.”

Classes Begin Saturday, January 10th, 2015.
When: Saturday ,January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st and Feb 7th, 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m, and tentative field day April 4th weather permitting

Where: Davie County Extension Office 180 S Main St, Mocksville, NC 27028 MAP IT

Course Fee: $45.00 per person Includes a one year membership in Davie County Beekeepers Association

CONTACT: 336-909-2641 for more information.

Additional Information: This class is being taught by N C State Apiary Inspector and E.A.S. Master Beekeeper Greg Fariss. The class offers a basic education in bees and beekeeping with the intention of providing the information and guidance necessary to obtain bees and get started in beekeeping.

Register now, Pre-registration is required as there is limited seating

Davie Beekeepers – 40 Years of Service 
The Davie County Beekeepers Association has been helping members enjoy the hobby of beekeeping since 1972 and is part of the North Carolina State Beekeeping Association. The state association has been around for almost a century, and is the largest state beekeeping association in the country. 

Friendly neighbors and helping hands
In addition to the information you glean from this course, you will have the opportunity to meet other beginning beekeepers as well as some “old-timers”.  You’ll make contacts with local beekeepers who can provide answers to future questions as well as continuing support.  You can find a mentor to help you with your new adventure, and club members can even help you “install” your first package of bees or capture a swarm.

Catch the Buzz! Reserve your seat today
Learn why beekeeping has caught the attention of so many people across America in the last few years, and why the health of the honey bee is an integral part of the well being of our planet.  Catch the buzz and reserve your seat.  Preregister online with the Davie County Beekeepers Association.

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Free Ice Skating & Toboggan Slide This Saturday at Davie Academy in Mocksville!

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THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD CENTRAL DAVIE ACADEMY GYM – 220 CAMPBELL ROAD, MOCKSVILLE


Mocksville Winterfest Ice Rink

Come on out, bring the kids, and skate and slide with us in Mocksville!  Join us again as “Winterfest” continues on Saturday, January 3rd from 12 noon until 5 PM at (Junkers Mill outdoor theater)  Central Davie Academy Gym, 220 Campbell Road, Mocksville, NC for free ice skating and the inflatable toboggan slide.  Ice skates will be supplied!  Come enjoy the fun on this artificial skating surface that accommodates up to 30 people at a time, perimeter fencing, rubber matting and of course, SKATES! Skate sizes range from youth 9 to adult 13 so everyone has a chance to use the rink! Refreshments and food will be available for purchase at this event.

Mocksville Winterfest toboggan tunnelToboggan slide is over 90 feet long!
The brand new Toboggan Tunnel combines speed, adrenaline and mystery into one amazing attraction. At over 15′ tall and 45′ long with twin roller lanes covered by a snow covered tunnel, there is mystery and intrigue as to what this tunnel has to offer. There is no other slide like this in the United States.

The ice rink will be constructed from synthetic ice.  Synthetic ice consists of a unique plastic polymer that best resembles the consistency of the world’s largest white cutting board.  Outdoor, indoor, and anywhere ice skating rinks are fitted together like a giant jigsaw puzzle in 4’ X 8’ synthetic ice sheets. The ice panels are then coated with a lubricating solution that reduces contact friction and enhances the glide and speed of the skating experience.

Mark your calendars.  Come on out, bring the kids, and skate and slide with us in Mocksville!  Food and beverages will be available for purchase at this fee event.

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In the Service of Others ~ Davie County Equestrian to Lead Special Olympics Team in 2015 World Games

dixieland farm Marissa BrzescinskiMarissa Lee Brzescinski has been selected as the next Head Coach for the 2015 US Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles California. Marissa currently serves as the Head Coach for the Davie County Special Olympics Equestrian Team, and has served previously as the Assistant Coach for Team USA at the 2007 Games in Shanghai, China and the 2011 Games in Athens, Greece. The 2015 World Games will be held in Los Angeles California from July 25th-August 2nd, 2015. For additional information, please visit www.specialolympicsteamusa.org, www.LA2015.org, or www.dixielandfarm.com.

Marissa was introduced to the Special Olympics program shortly after moving to Davie County in 2003.  She describes herself as falling in love with the Special Olympics Equestrian program and being “hooked” ever since her first training session with the Davie County team.  Marissa coaches at Dixieland Farm in Mocksville, which she owns with her husband, Kris.  Many of the horses that the athletes use are owned by Dixieland, where they are trained to work with the needs of the participants.

Dixieland Farms Stables Davie CountySpecial Olympics athletes have taught Marissa the power of the human spirit, to never give up and to truly love what you do.  Not a training session or show goes by that she is not blown away by the spirit of camaraderie and the determination that the athletes display. Special Olympics inspires Marissa to try harder, to give more, to extend herself in the service of others and to be an inspiration to those around her.  Marissa inspires Special Olympics athletes and their families throughout the year.

The athletes who make up the 2015 Team USA Equestrian team hail from Arizona, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Illinois, Maryland and Pennsylvania.  To qualify for the World Games, athletes must receive a Gold Medal at a State-Level Competition and meet other qualifications.

North Carolina – Special Olympics Pioneer
North Carolina was one of the early pioneers in the Special Olympics Equestrian sports, which became a model for developing the national program.  Coach Brzescinski currently serves as an advisor for the NC Sports Development Team for Special Olympics North Carolina, and her athletes regularly compete in local and regional events representing Davie County.

Dixieland Farm HorseAthletes Bring Courage and a Smile
The games include Dressage, English and Western Equitation, Western Riding, Working Trails, Pole Bending, Barrel Racing, and Team Relays.  Marissa adds, at the World Games, “They do not get bring their own horses with them, instead they will have to ride horses assigned to them upon arrival in Los Angeles…horses they have never met and know nothing about.  Part of what I love about coaching the World Games athletes is the particular challenge of having to ride an unfamiliar horse. This is something that would NEVER be expected of an Olympic rider or most other riders in any competition, much less an international competition.  Yet, these athletes show up and ride whatever horse they’re given, with little time to practice or even get to know their mount before having to enter the show ring.  Each Athlete does this with courage and a smile!”

Equestrian Training – Life Skills, Drive and Determination
Equestrian sports are highly regarded in Special Olympics competition for the life skills taught and practiced in the training. Special needs athletes with various disabilities are empowered by working with horses and riding. Working with large animals helps the athletes develop coordination, good posture, balance, and body awareness, as well as teaching them to respect nature and how to groom and care  for the animals. Marissa feels blessed to be part of the program, “I’ve learned so much from my athletes; tolerance, strength under pressure, good sportsmanship, perseverance…and try to instill in them not only the skills they need to compete in the sport on the local, state, national and international level, but also the drive and determination to meet each

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Time for a New Career? Introduction to Industrial Technology at DCCC Davie Campus

davie_county_jobsWhat do Ashley Furniture, Pro Refrigeration, Dunlop Tyres, Ingersoll Rand, Hampton Inn, Wake Forest Baptist Health Davie Campus, Lee Jeans, Funder America, Avgol and CPP Global all have in common?  They have all expanded or opened new facilities in Davie County over the last several years… AND, they all need people with proven skills in industrial technology.

In a perfect example of how North Carolina Community Colleges respond to the needs of local industry and prepare students for local careers, the Davie Campus of Davidson County Community College will offer a new course,  Introduction to Industrial Technology  beginning in February, 2015.

This course introduces students to the repair and maintenance of electrical and mechanical systems, and physical structures of commercial and industrial institutions.  This introductory course will also prepare students to enter more advanced programs and apprenticeship programs at DCCC.

Topics covered include the following:

  • Safety
  • PLC/Sensors
  • Drive Systems
  • Motor Repair
  • Basic Welding
  • Hydraulics/Pneumatics
  • Basic Electricity

DCCC – Impacting Economic Development
“Workforce development is high on the list of priorities for every site selection project we see,” said Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. “DCCC is doing an outstanding job supporting the training of our workforce and is one of the key factors helping economic development maintain and create jobs in Davie County.”

Sign-Up Today
The course begins on February 2, 2015.  For more information or to register for this program, contact Kim Smith, program director, Workforce and Continuing Education at 336-751-2885, ext. 4852 or visit DCCC’s Davie Campus at 1205 Salisbury Road in Mocksville.

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Celebrate the Christmas Season in Historic Farmington This Saturday, December 6

farmington community centerOn Saturday, December 6th, from 10 am until 3 pm, the Farmington Community Center and Nature Park at 1723 Farmington Road, Mocksville will come alive with the sounds and sights of the season for the 3rd Annual Christmas in Historic Farmington.

Come on out and listen to beautiful Christmas music sung by The Journeys, a mother and son (who is autistic) from Dobson who make beautiful music together and share the joys of having  a child with special needs, but wonderful God-given talents.  Also featured will be Steve Gray and Berach Choir and Cornerstone Christian Church Choir.

Many local businesses will be set up in the gym sharing their products and services for your Christmas shopping needs.  Homemade soups, stews, grilled cheese and more will be served by the ladies of the Board of Directors of the center.

Santa will be present to speak with the little ones (and the little ones at heart).  There will also be face-painting and other kids activities, including the Polar Express train ride (weather-permitting) and Horse and Wagon rides.

Admission is free, but please considers bringing a can of food to donate to the Girl Scout Gold Award Project Food Pantry at Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Fork.   There will also be information available on the forthcoming Girl Scout Gold Award Project Dog Park which will be located at the center and will feature a memorial to our fallen canine officers, such as Gorky.

Please come out to enjoy the Farmington Community Center and support the development of the Nature Park behind the center and bring your family for some holiday fun!

For more information, please contact Anna Beauchamp, Secretary of the Board, at 336-782-2376 or by email at ambeau@yadtel.net.

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Mocksville Winterfest – Free Events for the Entire Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE – LOCATION HAS CHANGED FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 3 – ICE SKATING RINK AND INFLATABLE TOBOGGAN SLIDE

Ice Skating Rink and Inflatable Toboggan Slide is on for Saturday, January 3rd but the location has changed.  Join us at at 220 Campbell road, Central Davie Academy gym!

CHANGE OF VENUE FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY


Mocksville Winterfest Ice Rink

 

The Town of Mocksville, the Mocksville Merchants Association and the Mocksville Tourism Development Authority is hosting  Winterfest in downtown – Hay rides, Snowzilla, an ice skating rink and an inflatable toboggan slide.   These are all free events!

During these events, the Town of Mocksville will be collecting canned goods to be donated to Storehouse for Jesus.

Mocksville WInterfest Snowzilla

Saturday, December 13 – Free Event – Snowzilla
Join us for “Snowzilla” on Saturday, December 13, from 12 noon until 5 PM at Junkers Mill outdoor theater in downtown Mocksville.  At 31 feet tall and 90 feet long, this massive mobile snow tube with moon bounce is the only one of its kind in North America.  The inflatable toboggan slide is made for adults and children. It is perfect for simulating a slide down a snow covered hill when winter conditions are not available. This is a massive attraction and riders board a snow tube for the ride to the bottom of the slide. It is a high throughput piece and is the only one in the United States.  It has tremendous WOW factor. You simply climb up the stairs, sit in your inflatable snow tube and down you come spinning and twisting.

Saturday, January 3 – Free Event – Ice Skating Rink and Inflatable Toboggan Slide

PLEASE NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE –
Join us again on Saturday, January 3rd from 12 noon until 5 PM at 220 Campbell road, Central Davie Academy gym Junkers Mill outdoor theater for free ice skating and the inflatable toboggan slide.  Ice skates will be supplied!  Come enjoy the fun on this artificial skating surface that accommodates up to 30 people at a time, perimeter fencing, rubber matting and of course, SKATES! Skate sizes range from youth 9 to adult 13 so everyone has a chance to use the rink! Refreshments and food will be available for purchase at this event.

Mocksville Winterfest toboggan tunnelThe toboggan slide is over 90 feet long! The brand new Toboggan Tunnel combines speed, adrenaline and mystery into one amazing attraction. At over 15′ tall and 45′ long with twin roller lanes covered by a snow covered tunnel, there is mystery and intrigue as to what this tunnel has to offer. There is no other slide like this in the United States.

The ice rink will be constructed from synthetic ice.  Synthetic ice consists of a unique plastic polymer that best resembles the consistency of the world’s largest white cutting board.  Outdoor, indoor, and anywhere ice skating rinks are fitted together like a giant jigsaw puzzle in 4’ X 8’ synthetic ice sheets. The ice panels are then coated with a lubricating solution that reduces contact friction and enhances the glide and speed of the skating experience.

Mark your calendars.  Come on out, bring the kids, and skate and slide with us in downtown Mocksville!  Food and beverages will be available for purchase at each of these free events.

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Gildan to Fill 90 New Jobs in Mocksville by January – Job Fair Friday, December 5 at DCCC Davie Campus

Gildan-Mocksville-Under-ConstructionThe Davie Campus of Davidson County Community College and the Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board will host a job fair on Friday, December 5 for the new Gildan Yarns facility in Mocksville.

Gildan will accept applications from noon to 7 p.m. at the Davie Campus Administration Building for the 90 positions to be filled between now and January 2015.

Gildan investing $112 million and creating 290 new jobs in Davie County
Construction is underway and signs of progress on the new Gildan facility East of Interstate 40 located on Interstate Drive in Mocksville are clearly visible along Interstate-40 between Mocksville exits 168 and 170.

They are seeking skilled workers for positions in industrial maintenance and industrial HVAC, as well as experienced textile workers. Specific job titles include card room shift technicians, drawer/comber technicians, electronic technicians, HVAC technicians, roving technicians, spin overhauler technicians, winder technicians, lab technicians and textile operators.

Technicians should be mechanically inclined and possess good troubleshooting skills to identify, analyze and correct breakdowns. Previous maintenance experience is preferred. Candidates must be able to work 12-hour shifts, days or nights.

Davie_County_NC_JobsWorkforce Development & Location Are Key Factors in Economic Development Wins
In addition to co-sponsoring the job fair, DCCC is developing customized training for Gildan in areas from leadership and supervisory skills to safety procedures and computer skills. The college will also work with Gildan to support specialized training specific to their equipment and operations.

“Through development of this customized training, DCCC is fulfilling part of our mission to help our community members enhance their quality of life,” says Teresa Kines, dean, Davie Campus. “We hope that those who attend will also see the benefits of continuing their education at DCCC in one of our manufacturing programs.”

Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission has noted that “While Rowan still has Parkdale Mills and Tuscarora Yarn, Davie hasn’t had a textile manufacturing plant for years” Bralley said. This project is changing all that.  Davie County’s skilled workforce, excellent workforce development programs and our location on Interstate 40 just a few miles away from I-77 and I-85 makes this an ideal location for manufacturing.”

DCCC’s Davie Campus is located at 1205 Salisbury Road, Mocksville.

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Annual Hometown Christmas Parade Next Saturday – Register by Monday!

Mocksville Christmas ParadeHometown Christmas Parade ~ “Winter Wonderland”
Don’t miss the 2014 Hometown Christmas Parade sponsored by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, November 22 in historic downtown Mocksville.

This year’s parade theme is “Winter Wonderland,” and all types of entries are welcome, from horseback riders and single vehicles to full-blown floats featuring performers and folks walking in a group.  First-place prize for the parade participants is $75; second place wins $50 and third place earns $25.

There are a couple of tips you should keep in mind as you prepare your parade entry. Candy can be tossed to the crowd (so long as you don’t entice children into the street where they might be hurt by the procession), but Santas are not allowed. He’s already slated to appear on the Chamber of Commerce float, and someone who’s as busy as Saint Nick is at this time of year doesn’t want to overbook!

Don’t Miss Out ~ Registration Deadline November 17
If you snooze you’ll lose—the deadline for applications for the Bed Race and the Hometown Christmas Parade is Monday, November 17.  You can sign up your team for the Bed Race by calling Mocksville Town Hall at 753-6700 or mailing a bed race entry form (along with a check payable to Historic Davie, Inc.) to 171 Clement St., Mocksville, 27028.

Parade participants can download the 2014 parade entry form or pick up a copy at the Davie County Chamber of Commerce at 135 South Salisbury Street.

 

 

 

 

 

Resources:
Bed Race Entry Form
Parade Entry Form
Town of Mocksville
Davie County Chamber of Commerce

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JOBS, JOBS, JOBS – Dozens of Openings

Davie_County_NC_JobsDozens of full time and part time job openings in and around Davie County have been posted this week to the Davie County Jobs listing.

You can help by Sharing…
Hit the “Share” button below and tell your friends about this job resource to help connect job seekers with local employers while helping local businesses find local talent.

New Job Openings Posted Daily
Here is a sampling of openings posted this week:  Service Writer at Trailers of the East Coast, Stockroom Attendant at Ashley Furniture, Distribution Superintendant at Ashley Furniture, Inside Sales Representative at REEB Millwork, Manufacturing and Assembly at Debbie’s Staffing, Sales Associate at Food Lion, Supervisor Warehouse Operations at Novant Health, Accountant/CPA at Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Packaging Engineer at Haywood Industries, Assistant Manager at Rent-A-Center, and many more.

About Davie County Jobs
The job openings are an aggregation of publicly available data provided by various national resources. Job listing data is geo-targeted to Davie County but the radius includes surrounding areas.

While every effort has been made to include only the most reliable and nationally recognized job listing services, we do not control the data.  The Davie County jobs listed are only a small portion of the jobs listed on each of the major online job sites.

Additional Resources:
Continuously updated list of Davie County Jobs
Davie County Chamber of Commerce
Davie County Economic Development Commission

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Thank You Davie Chamber ~ Pre-Holiday Expo Unites Local Businesses with Local Shoppers

Davie Chamber Business and Shopping Expo After Hours 2014The 2014 Davie Chamber Business and Shopping Expo was a great opportunity for Davie County business owners to get up close and personal with Davie County shoppers in this prelude to the 2014 holiday season.

WinMock at Kinderton, the stunning barn in the Town of Bermuda Run converted into an event center by Sterling Events was the perfect setting for this holiday themed evening.

WinMock, decked out with the finery, baubles and décor of the Christmas holidays was filled to capacity with excited shoppers perusing the wares of local wineries, caterers, retail shops, business and professional service providers, local non-profits, service organizations and local restaurants.  This pre-holiday expo is sure to become an annual event.

The following Davie Chamber supporters helped make this event possible; A Full Measure Catering, Advance Florist, Alex Cloer Furniture & Décor, Animal Hospital of East Davie , Back to Basics Herb Shop, Bank of the Carolinas, Birdhouses by Jerry, Bizzy Beez, Business Marketplace, California Fresh Catering, Carolina Bible Camp, Cissy’s Closet, City Lights Catering, Clemmons Bicycle Inc., Costco, Custom Bookkeeping & Payroll Solutions, David J. Barabe, DDS, Davidson County Community College, Davie Family YMCA, Edward Jones – Steve Talton, Gym 365, Habitat for Humanity  – RESTORE, Humane Society of Davie County, Ink It Promotional Products, Just Gems, Just Hope, Inc., LaVerne’s Southern Bistro & Bakery, Life’s A Stitch, Log Cabin Naturals, Mary Kay – Tara Olsen, MiMi’s Accessories, Mobile Muscle, North Carolina Skinny Wraps, Partners Western Company, Pearl Girls, PIP Printing and Marketing Services, Sagebrush Steakhouse, Savory Spoon, Shaklee, The Book Rack, The Country Vet, Thirty-One Gifts, Total Real Estate, LLC, Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, and Wild Mountain Designs & Art.

Enjoy the photos below from the 2014 Business and Shopping Expo.  Keep an eye on the Davie County Chamber of Commerce Community Events Calendar and be sure you don’t miss out on events like this in the future and join the Davie Chamber on Facebook!

Thank you to Sterling Events and WinMock at Kinderton for hosting this event and to Lowe’s Home Improvement and Habitat for Humanity – RESTORE for providing the holiday décor.

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Bed Races and Hometown Christmas Parade Will Kick-off 2014 Hometown Holiday Celebration

2014 Mocksville Bed Race3 The word “bedroll” will take on a whole new meaning on Friday, November 21 in Historic Downtown Mocksville as intrepid teams from across Davie County and beyond take part in the 3rd annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race.

The zany competition is a warmup for the main event: the annual Hometown Christmas Parade to be held the next day starting at 2:00 PM.

New This Year ~ Kids Character Maze Kids can join the fun this year with the Kids Character Maze.  Kids between the ages of 5 and 9, dressed in your favorite character costume, need to check in at the registration desk by 6 PM.  A $1 registration fee will be donated to “Shop with a Cop” and the first 0 to register will receive a free goodie bag.

Exactly How Does a Bed Race Work? Like any sprint, the goal of the Bed Race is to go from point A to point B in the shortest time possible—but these recumbent racers do have to follow a few basic rules in order to compete for the bevy of cash prizes. Each team consists of four pushers and one rider, all at least 15-years-old, and the rider must sit or lie flat on the bed during the race. Themed clothing or costumes are strongly encouraged, even pajamas are great, but riders have to wear something. Beds must have four wheels that stay in contact with the road at all times, and the only source of propulsion allowed is the four pushers. Oh, and you won’t be seeing any King Louis beds careening down the 485-foot stretch of Main Street that runs from Depot to Gaither: beds must measure least 3′ x 6′ but can be no larger than 6′ x 8′ including any handles the pushers might use. (Teams need to be lined up no later than 6:00 PM for a pre-race inspection.)

At stake are prizes for speed and creativity. The fastest team will take home a cool $100 in cash, while the runner-up will collect $75 and the third-place finisher will roll away with $50. The Most Outrageous and Most Creative teams will each pick up a $50 prize, and the slowest team also gets $50. Download your 2014 Bed Race Packet and register today!

Hometown Christmas Parade ~ “Winter Wonderland”
For those who want to join in on the holiday celebration but at a little slower pace, the Hometown Christmas Parade sponsored by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce is just the ticket. This year’s theme is “Winter Wonderland,” and all types of entries are welcome, from horseback riders and single vehicles to full-blown floats featuring performers and folks walking in a group. The first-place prize for the parade participants is $75; second place wins $50 and third place earns $25. There are a couple of tips you should keep in mind as you prepare your parade entry. Candy can be tossed to the crowd (so long as you don’t entice children into the street where they might be hurt by the procession), but Santas are not allowed. He’s already slated to appear on the Chamber of Commerce float, and someone who’s as busy as Saint Nick is at this time of year doesn’t want to overbook! The registration fee for the Bed Race is $25.  This entry fee also entitles you to an entry in the hometown Christmas Parade the next day.

Don’t Miss Out ~ Registration Deadline November 17
But if you snooze you’ll lose—the deadline for applications for the Bed Race and the Hometown Christmas Parade is November 17. You can sign up your team for the Bed Race by calling Mocksville Town Hall at 753-6700 or mailing a bed race entry form (along with a check payable to Historic Davie, Inc.) to 171 Clement St., Mocksville, 27028. Parade participants can download the 2014 parade entry form or pick up a copy at the Davie County Chamber of Commerce at 135 South Salisbury Street.

Resources:
Bed Race Entry Form
Parade Entry Form
Town of Mocksville
Davie County Chamber of Commerce

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“iShopDavie” Business and Shopping Expo at WinMock Next Thursday

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iShopDavie Business ExpoPlease join us for this free community event.  The First Annual Shopping and Business Expo will be held in the Town of Bermuda Run at the stunning WinMock at Kinderton next Thursday, November 6 from 4-7 PM.

Over 40 vendors will be upstairs in the loft with a wide assortment of products and services for sale as well as area caterers and restaurants will be offering samples of their signature dishes.

The Davie Chamber will be showcasing Davie County wines for a donation to help support local Toys for Tots and Shop with a Cop.

This is your chance to get an early jump start on your holiday shopping while supporting our local businesses and keeping your dollars in the community.


 

The businesses you support by shopping in Davie County:

  • make donations and investments in our community,
  • pay wages that get spent locally,
  • pay local taxes that sustain our schools, police, fire, and other public services,
  • utilize local services for marketing, accounting, advertising, printing, etc.,
  • purchase local business supplies, signage, utilities, etc.

iShopDavie

The iShopDavie campaign is designed to shine a spotlight on the importance of supporting businesses in Davie County.

 Top 10 Reasons to Buy Local
On a dollar-for-dollar basis, the local economic impact of shopping locally is significant.  The following top 10 list from the Institute for Local Self Reliance helps to explain the benefits to the local economy.

1.  Local Character and Prosperity – In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage.

2.  Community Well-Being – Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes.

3. Local Decision-Making – Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.

4.  Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy – Locally owned businesses recycle a large share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.

5.  Job and Wages – Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits.

6.  Entrepreneurship – Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.

7.  Public Benefits and Costs – Local stores in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.

8.  Environmental Sustainability – Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers-which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.

9.  Competition – A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.

10.  Product Diversity – A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

Download the Davie Chamber App Today
Think before you spend – check out what’s already here in Davie County.  If you own a smartphone, download the Davie Chamber app from iTunes or Google Play for money saving coupons, information on local events, and more.

Why Support “iShopDavie”? Carolyn McManamy, President of the Davie Chamber says it best  “When we choose to purchase goods and services in the community where we live, pay taxes and send our children to school, we are investing in the well-being of our community and also creating a more prosperous place to live.  When we spend our money online or in other communities, we’re investing in their success, not ours.  This Shopping Expo gives local consumers the chance to support several local businesses all under one roof and to have a positive impact on the economic vitality of our local business community.”

The Easiest Way to Stay Up To Date on Davie County Events
Remember to check the Davie Chamber events calendar to stay up to date on what’s going on in Davie County

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