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 […]
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 […]
August 11, 2019
Label Shopper, Willow Oaks Center, Mocksville

Several New Retail Openings Coming to Mocksville – Village Inn Pizza, Label Shopper, and Victory Arms

By Jeanna Baxter White Davie County is enjoying a surge in new retail starts with Label Shopper opening on Thursday, August 15th, Victory Arms and Munitions in mid-September, and Village Inn Pizza sometime this fall. “We have experienced tremendous success with industrial growth,” said Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. “The Davie County economy, in general, has rebounded, and we are pleased the rising tide has brought additional retail shops and small businesses to Davie County.” Clothing retailer, Label Shopper, will be opening a store in the Willow Oaks Shopping Center next to Dynasty Chinese Restaurant. […]
June 27, 2019

Wood House Upholstery LLC Chooses Mocksville for its First US Upholstery Manufacturing Plant

By Jeanna Baxter White Wood House Upholstery LLC has chosen Mocksville, NC for its first US manufacturing facility and will begin operations in the Shelba D. Johnson Trucking building at 970 Milling Rd in August. The company is now seeking upholsterers, sewers, cutters, frame builders, general laborers as well as an experienced cutting and sewing supervisor and plans to hire 20-30 employees immediately and an additional 10-20 employees within the next six months. Applications Accepted Next Week Wayne Stewart, CFO/COO, will accept applications at the Davie County Chamber of Commerce located at 135 South Salisbury Street in Mocksville beginning next […]
June 25, 2019
Local plant and human resource managers listen as David Hollars, executive director of Centralina Workforce Development Board discusses the challenges of attracting and retaining a talented workforce.

Fighting the War on Talent – Here’s How to Win

By Jeanna Baxter White “The war for talent is real! You must prepare for it like it is a battle. Job growth in the region is at an all-time high which means employees have a lot of choices,” David Hollars, executive director of Centralina Workforce Development Board, told plant and human resource managers during a luncheon hosted by Davie County Economic Development, DavieCONNECT and the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. He shared a number of startling statistics from www.ncworks.gov.: North Carolina’s unemployment rate in December 2018 was 3.8%. The area unemployment rate was even lower at 3.4%. To put those […]