May 29, 2024

Bridging Business and Talent: PTRC Workforce Development Boards Connects Davie County Employers and Job Seekers

The Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) Workforce Development Board helps employers attract the best homegrown talent the region has to offer by providing them with access to employee training, connecting them with community colleges and other resources within the educational system, and helping to prepare students in K-12 with the skills needed to thrive in today’s ever-changing and evolving work environment. “Our goal is to connect good people with good jobs and good jobs with good people,” said Will Early,  business services lead for the PTRC Workforce Development Board. “At PTRC, we understand that each business is unique. That’s why […]
March 28, 2024

54th Annual Chamber Meeting Honors Local Leaders and Businesses

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce presented its 54th Annual Meeting on Friday, March 22nd, at WinMock in Bermuda Run.  The meeting was a sold-out event with 220 community and business leaders in attendance to hear about the state of the region, learn about leading by your values, and honor the recipients of the Chamber’s signature awards:  E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award, Business of the Year, and Chamber Ambassador of the Year.  Bermuda Run Mayor Mike Brannon welcomed attendees to Bermuda Run. Chamber Chairwoman Allison Carr opened the meeting on behalf of Chamber President Caroline Moser, who is on maternity leave, […]
March 7, 2024
Flow Automotive is a proud sponsor of IGNITE DAVIE as an Employer of Choice. Flow Automotive has 15 dealerships in Statesville and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

A Drive for Success: Flow Automotive Companies’ Journey of Employee and Community Empowerment

In the bustling world of the automotive industry, where trust can be scarce and customer loyalty hard-won, Flow Automotive Companies (Flow) stands out above the crowd as more than just another dealership. Flow’s approach to doing business shines as a beacon of integrity, employee empowerment, and community involvement. In a recent interview with Annie Carper, Flow’s director of team member experience, and Dixon Douglas, director of partnerships and customer loyalty, Flow’s principles shine as they discussed Flow’s commitment to employees and the local communities where they do business. It Takes a Team  Flow focuses on ensuring that employees thrive in […]
March 4, 2024

Preparing for a New Fiscal Year – Town of Mocksville Kicks off 2024-2025 Budget Process

Recognizing that a goal without a plan is just a wish, the Mocksville Town Board kicked off its budget process with a half-day meeting that allowed the board and staff to discuss the challenges and needs facing the town during the coming year and to look at the big picture before making specific decisions about allocating resources.  Town Board members listened to presentations by the town manager, economic development, town engineer, Envirolink, and the heads of each department. Each department provided a mid-year progress report toward its strategic goals and shared funding needs for the 2024-2025 fiscal year.  Town Manager […]
February 9, 2024

Liberty Sheds Celebrates New Manufacturing Facility in Mocksville

Liberty Sheds, which designs and manufactures everything from simple storage sheds to elaborate buildings its customers turn into man caves, chic she-sheds, and even tiny houses, has completed a new 85,000 SF state-of-the-art shed manufacturing facility, making it one of the largest shed manufacturing facilities in the Southeast.  A Vision Fulfilled: From Humble Beginnings to State-of-the-Art Facility The facility continues a dream held by founder/owner Bobby Eaton since building the first storage shed in his 40 X 40 barn in Rowan County in 2006. From those humble beginnings, the company moved to Iredell County, then expanded to a 38,000-square-foot manufacturing […]
January 4, 2024

Terry Bralley Named Triad Business Journal 2023 Power Player 

Congratulations to Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, who was named a 2023 Power Player by the Triad Business Journal. The program was designed to recognize those who are guiding our region to a stronger future. To build the 7th annual list, TBJ looked back through the headlines of the past 18 months at leaders championing efforts that can dynamically change the region’s trajectory — and that of the cities, counties, and communities within it. These key leaders are shepherding and executing game-changing initiatives or developments that are moving the Triad economy forward. These elite 80 […]
December 12, 2023

The Ignite Davie Program: Paving a Pathway to Success in Dentistry

The IGNITE DAVIE College Promise program is significantly impacting local students’ lives, providing them with the opportunity to pursue higher education and successful careers. Two shining examples of the program’s success are Antonia Montano and Hannah Morgan, who earned their Dental Assistant accreditation through the IGNITE DAVIE program at Davidson-Davie Community College (DDCC). Dr. Andrew Rivers swiftly hired both at Rivers Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, where they have been eager to contribute to the local practice.  Discovering IGNITE DAVIE: A Gateway to Possibilities Montano’s introduction to IGNITE DAVIE came from her guidance counselor in 2020, during her senior year at […]
December 4, 2023

Davie County’s Seventh Graders Step into the World of Careers

Davie County’s seventh-grade students recently got a jump start on career exploration with unique behind-the-scenes tours of several local businesses and manufacturers as part of Manufacturing Day 2023.  Students from North Davie and South Davie Middle Schools each toured two different locations, including Dex Heavy Duty Parts, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Fuller Welding & Fabricators, Gildan, Pro Refrigeration, and  Rise Indoor Sports. Middle-schoolers from Ellis and the Virtual School spent their tour time experiencing many facets of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.  Hosted annually, Manufacturing Day is a national event executed locally and typically focuses on manufacturing careers. The tours were the […]
November 7, 2023

IGNITE DAVIE and Pro Refrigeration – a Success Story at Work

Max Martinez’s journey from a recent graduate to a successful technician at Pro Refrigeration in Mocksville is a testament to the transformative power of the  IGNITE DAVIE College Promise. The program not only benefits students, but provides invaluable employees to our local businesses, fostering a brighter future for this community. The 2022 graduate of Davie County High School (DCHS) initially had plans to attend a four-year college but was persuaded by some of his peers and elders to pursue a trade free of charge through IGNITE DAVIE.  IGNITE DAVIE is a place-based last-dollar scholarship, meaning students must live in and […]