April 27, 2020

Online Kindergarten Registration for Davie County Parents

Davie County Schools Are Making Enrollment Easy! Starting kindergarten is a major milestone in a child’s life, and there are important steps parents can take to make the transition an exciting one.  Save Time Later and Sign Up Online Now DCS uses online enrollment forms. To begin the enrollment process and avoid lines in the computer lab in August, you may complete online enrollment from home at Kindergarten Registration. If you have trouble or do not have access to register online, you can call your local school for help.  “We are committed to helping guide you through this process and […]
April 24, 2020
Mebane Foundation Offers 35 $1,500 Classroom Start-Up Grants to 1st Year Teachers – Grades K-3

Mebane Foundation Creates Grant for New Primary Teachers

Mebane Foundation Offers 35 $1,500 Classroom Start-Up Grants to 1st Year Teachers – Grades K-3 Setting up a classroom is expensive, ask any veteran teacher who has spent years scouring thrift shops and yard sales looking for books, educational toys, craft items, and decorations to turn an empty classroom into a warm and inviting environment that fosters learning. Young teachers straight out of college who are entering their first classroom have to purchase their own supplies, everything from books to learning stations to visual aids for the walls —  before receiving their first paycheck. Although eager to make a difference in […]
April 22, 2020
Way to go Davie County! You’ve made it into the top five counties in the state for Census reporting!

Census Reporting is Critical to Davie County’s Economic Recovery

Davie County Makes Top Five in NC for Census Reporting Way to go Davie County! You’ve made it into the top five counties in the state for Census reporting!  “Number five is good but with a little more effort, I think we can make it to #1,” said Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, urging Davie County residents to respond to the Census and to encourage their friends, family, and co-workers to do the same.  “The census is a once-every-10-year event. It’s critical that everyone is counted so that we aren’t at a loss for the […]
April 9, 2020
Easter 2020 online churches in Davie County NC

Creating New Easter Traditions

Finding Ways to Connect This Easter Davie County churches continue to interact with their members and the community in a meaningful way despite not being allowed to hold traditional services. Many are streaming their weekly services online and some are offering additional Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services this week.  Davie County Alternative Easter Services Hillsdale Baptist Church will be offering drive-through Communion on Easter Sunday from noon- 1 p.m. A partial listing of churches streaming their services can be found below.  In addition to streaming, Cornerstone Christian Church hosts a drive-in style service in its parking lot on Sunday […]
April 2, 2020

Free Online Business Classes from DCCC Small Business Center

Tools to Help You Grow Your Business Did you know that the DCCC Small Business Center offers a wealth of free online business classes? Topics range from building a business to growing a business to navigating Covid-19 from a business perspective.   “Everything has changed so much in our world,  but the one thing we can do is continue to learn,” said  Caroline Moser, president of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. “We are always so busy with our day to day work we don’t always take the time to look at ways to grow our business or in this case […]
March 30, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses

EDC Update for Local Small Businesses This update contains important information from Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, for small businesses. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Loan Guarantees Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses that maintain their payroll during this emergency. This also includes independent contractors and self-employed businesses. Download Your Guide Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis […]
March 24, 2020
More than half a trillion dollars in federal funds will be distributed to state and local governments through census participation. The census impacts many programs in both the public and private sector that affect children, seniors, and families

Take 10 Minutes and Support the Future of Davie County

As of March 23rd, North Carolina is among the bottom 10 states in the nation for census response.  On Friday, March 20 the U.S. Census Bureau began publishing self-response rates for the 2020 Census. The rates represent the number of households that have filled out their census forms on their own (online, by mail, or by phone) as a percentage of all housing units, since the Bureau started sending out invitations to households in early March to participate in the Census. How is Davie County Performing? From March 12 – 23, 16.8% of households in Davie County have filled out […]
March 9, 2020
NC Chamber luncheon - business leaders and Government Representatives discuss Economic Development in Davie County

Davie County Hosts NC Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Representatives

By Jeanna Baxter White Davie County Business Leaders Meet With Government Representatives Members of the NC Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs team met with local business leaders and elected officials last week to learn more about the issues that shape Davie County. The NC Chamber is the leading business advocacy organization in North Carolina, working in the legislative, regulatory, and political arenas to proactively drive positive change, ensuring that North Carolina is one of the best places in the world to do business. Peter Daniel Jr., government affairs manager; Debra Derr, director of government affairs; and Jason Soper, director of […]
March 5, 2020
Signature Women's Luncheon Date postponed

Signature Luncheon at WinMock

By Jeanna Baxter White Exploring The World – Exploring Within The Davie County Chamber of Commerce will host its 2020 Annual Signature Women’s Luncheon at WinMock at Kinderton in Bermuda Run. A new date and time will be announced!  Guests will enjoy a delicious meal catered by California Fresh Catering and delectable desserts by Maddie Cakes. The featured presentation is “Exploring the World for Medicine while Exploring the World Within” by Amy Greeson.  Professional Women Network, Learn and Connect “The luncheon is always a great networking event for women, but it is also a wonderful learning opportunity. Our presentations often […]