January 22, 2020
Thomas Johnson of The Resource — Davie Chamber 2019 Ambassador of the Year

Davie Chamber Celebrates 50 Years at Annual Gala!

By Jeanna Baxter White The Davie County Chamber of Commerce held its 50th Annual Awards Gala and Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 16th at WinMock in Bermuda Run. The sold-out event began with a welcome reception of networking and mingling followed by a delicious dinner in the loft. The Awards Gala was the Chamber’s opportunity to highlight achievements of the past year and to honor the recipients of their signature awards:  E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award, Business of the Year, and Chamber Ambassador of the Year. The “Best of Davie” award winners were also announced. Fifty Years of Workforce Support and […]
January 3, 2020

Global Production Powerhouse “Special Event Services” Breaks Ground in Mocksville!

By Jeanna Baxter White Mocksville is rolling out the red carpet and entering the glitz and glam world of show business.  Special Event Services, an industry leader in audio, lighting, design, staging, and live event production broke ground this month on a space that will make room for growth, provide greater efficiency, and free up space for one of its affiliated companies. Founded in 1986 by Jim Brammer and Jeff Cranfill in Brammer’s Winston-Salem garage, SES provides state-of-the-art equipment with unmatched service to clients including Ed Sheeran, Zac Brown Band, Hootie and the Blowfish, Franklin Graham, Joyce Meyer Ministries, and […]
December 30, 2019

Skyline National Bank Celebrates Grand Opening in Mocksville

By Jeanna Baxter White Skyline National Bank celebrated its grand opening on Thursday, December 12th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. Dozens of area residents and local officials attended to welcome the community bank to downtown Mocksville. “It is always a great day in Davie County when we celebrate the opening of a new business, and we are especially excited to welcome Skyline National Bank to downtown Mocksville,” said Caroline Moser, president of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. “The group has done an incredible job revitalizing the building and has hired wonderful, engaging […]
December 26, 2019

Total Real Estate Expanding in Mocksville

By Jeanna Baxter White Total Real Estate celebrated the expansion of its office in downtown Mocksville on Tuesday, December 17th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. Attendees enjoyed apple cider and holiday desserts as they mingled with the staff and Chamber and local officials. Total Real Estate, located at 100 North Main Street, has expanded to include the space formerly occupied by Threads, doubling the office’s size and allowing more room for agents and clients to meet. “We love our location on the Square where we are able to participate in the activities downtown […]
December 16, 2019
Brakebush Brothers Mocksville

$2 Million Grant Awarded to Mocksville for Infrastructure Improvements to Support Jobs

By Jeanna Baxter White The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority has awarded the Town of Mocksville a $2 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to support public water and sewer improvements to accommodate Brakebush Brothers, Inc., a manufacturer of processed poultry products for foodservice, industrial, and chain accounts. The company began operations in Mocksville in October. The grant supports the creation of more than 200 jobs, along with a private investment of $60 million. The Golden LEAF Foundation has provided the Town with an additional $450,000 utility infrastructure grant for the project. The North Carolina Department of Transportation has also […]
December 9, 2019

Skyline National Bank Grand Opening in Mocksville this Thursday, December 12th!

By Jeanna Baxter White Skyline National Bank has leased the former BB&T bank building in downtown Mocksville and will open its newest branch during the first week of December with a grand opening scheduled for December 12th. Grand opening festivities will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m., refreshments, giveaways, and account specials with CD promotional rates and safe deposit box fee waivers.  The first fifty people to register for a door prize will also receive a free Christmas wreath. Door prizes will be drawn every hour from 12 until 4. “National is in our name but community is in […]
December 6, 2019

Davie County – 17th Strongest Economy in the State!

By Jeanna Baxter White Davie County has the 17th strongest economy out of the 100 counties in North Carolina, for the second year in a row, according to the 2020 North Carolina Development Tier Designation report issued by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. “We have a lot to be proud of in our community,” said Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. “This is another example of how we are stronger together and how we are continuing to make a difference.” Since 2007, North Carolina has used a three-level system for designating development tiers. The designations, […]
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 […]
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 […]