March 25, 2020

Essential Businesses Should Register Today to Avoid Closure

NOTE: UPDATED 3/25/20 at 4:30 p.m. Essential Business? Register Today To Avoid Closure The NC Office of Emergency Management is collecting information on businesses that wish to be deemed essential in case we reach the point that such a designation is necessary.  “State legislators are suggesting to any business that is concerned about further closings to send an email sooner rather than later,” said Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission.  Businesses that wish to be considered essential should email beoc@ncdps.gov with the following information: Business name Point of Contact including: name email phone number address Nature […]
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 20, 2020
Covid-19 is having a profound effect on all businesses and each is searching for the best way to move forward

Davie EDC Shares Industry Response to COVID-19

Keeping Employees Healthy AND Keeping the Doors Open During this unprecedented global health crisis, Davie County industries are seeking ways to protect the health of their employees and keep their doors open and businesses running as smoothly as possible.  Best Practices That Are Currently Being Implemented Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission (DCEDC) surveyed the county’s largest employers to find out how they are accomplishing those goals.   “Covid-19 is having a profound effect on all businesses and each is searching for the best way to move forward,” said Bralley, as he shared steps taken by different […]
March 19, 2020
North Carolina Commissioner of Banks Ray Grace announced today that measures are in place to protect the financial system within our State. The N.C. Office of the Commissioner of Banks (NCCOB), which oversees North Carolina state-chartered banks, continues to work with regulated financial institutions to ensure that they are as prepared as possible for situations such as the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

NC Financial Institutions Are Prepared

Commissioner of Banks Expresses Confidence in North Carolina Financial Institutions and their Emergency Preparedness Measures In a press release on March 18, 2020, Commissioner of Banks, Ray Grace announced that measures are in place to protect the financial system within our State. The N.C. Office of the Commissioner of Banks (NCCOB), which oversees North Carolina state-chartered banks, continues to work with regulated financial institutions to ensure that they are as prepared as possible for situations such as the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. “As the primary regulator of North Carolina state-chartered financial institutions, I am confident that our banks will be able to […]
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 […]
February 21, 2020

Congressional Industry Tour

By Jeanna Baxter White Industry Tour Showcases Davie County Businesses The Davie County Economic Development Commission hosted a tour for Congressional representatives last week to foster relationships between Davie County’s industries and the federal government.  Representatives for U.S. Senator Richard Burr, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, and Congressman Ted Budd toured Ashley Furniture Industries and watched the furniture manufacturing and distribution process, learned about lifecycle solutions for truck parts at DEX Heavy Duty Parts, and observed the aircraft tire retreading process at Dunlop Aircraft Tyres.  “Hosting industry tours for our congressional reps provided such a great opportunity for them to see […]
February 2, 2020

POPSICLE 5K on Saturday, February 8th– Tell Cold Weather to Take a Hike!

Lace up your running shoes, and have a chillin’ good time while supporting a great cause — take part in the 9th Annual Popsicle 5k Run on Saturday, February 8th! All abilities are welcome. Not a runner? No worries! Walkers are welcome too! The route begins at Mocksville Elementary across from Rich Park and goes through Mocksville and the Greenway. The Race kicks off at 8:30 am, with packet pick up and on-site registration beginning at 7:15 am. Click here to register today. The Popsicle 5K is a fun family event, with a variety of fun activities: Each participant receives a […]
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 […]