October 5, 2010

Davie County Chamber of Commerce 2010 Business Showcase & After Hours Event!

The 2010 Davie County Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase and After Hours event, hosted by the Davie County Parks and Recreation department is being held tonight at the Brock Gym, 644 North Main Street in Mocksville from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Customers Are Invited! The event is designed to allow local businesses to showcase products and services in a networking event for Davie County Chamber of Commerce members.   If you are a customer or a potential customer of any of the exhibitor businesses listed below, you are also invited. 2010 Business Showcase and After Hours Exhibitors: Advance BNI Connections American […]
October 4, 2010

The value of goods produced in the top 3 NC metropolitan areas growing at double the national rate!

A recent article in the Greensboro News and Record shows that growth in North Carolina manufacturing is playing a key role in US economic recovery. North Carolina is home to 3 of the top 20 metropolitan areas in the country in terms of output growth.  During the second quarter of 2010, the value of good produced nationally grew by only 0.6% while the value of goods produced in the top 3 North Carolina metropolitan areas grew at about double the national rate.  Details here. Manufacturing accounts for 20 cents of every dollar of income generated in North Carolina and accounts […]
September 29, 2010

The Packaging Group Opens in Mocksville Bringing Dozens of New Jobs

The Packaging Group, LLC, has opened a 40,000 square foot facility in Mocksville, creating 25-40 new jobs in its distribution center on John Crotts Road in Mocksville. “Davie County is the ideal location for our new facility,” said Martha Cahall, President and CEO of The Packaging Group.  “We were drawn to the community by the skilled workforce and strategic location.” “We will partner with industry in Davie County, sharing our 25 years of experience in third party packaging, while creating new jobs and contributing to the community that has welcomed us so warmly,” Cahall said. “Davie County is delighted that […]
September 28, 2010

Lee Jeans Consolidation Means More Jobs for Davie County

VF Corporation, a global apparel leader headquartered in Greensboro, NC selected Davie County as the single point of distribution for Lee Jeans to all US markets, increasing the volume of Lee Jeans shipped out of the Mocksville facility.   This brought an additional 50 jobs to Davie County with the possibility of more jobs by year end.  Currently there are 430 associates at the Lee Jeans distribution facility in Mocksville.  As a result of this consolidation, every pair of Lee Jeans, from Maine to Florida, New York to Alaska is now shipped out of Mocksville to retailers throughout North America. “Davie […]
August 27, 2010

Congratulations! ~ North Carolina Wins $400 Million “Race to the Top” Grant for Education

North Carolina is in the winner’s circle for the US Department of Education’s “Race to the Top” grant competition. In the video below, US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, announced the winners. For over 50 years, Washington has relied on formulas to distribute federal education dollars to the states based on school district size and other data. The Race to the Top competition may signal a transformation from awards based on formulas to awards based on what works best. If this trend toward funding what works best holds up in Raleigh, the Davie County STEM Education Initiative and the NCSTEM […]
June 22, 2010

47 Acre Site Adjacent to Medical Complex Offers Exceptional Visibility in High Growth Location!

Growth, Jobs, & Local Healthcare The NC highway 801 and Interstate 40 interchange adjacent to Bermuda Run and Kinderton is one of the last undeveloped tracts at an I-40 interchange in the entire Piedmont Triad… but this is about to change! Preparation The I-40 interchange has been improved and NC Highway 801 has been widened in anticipation of the medical complex being built by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.  The medical complex will include outpatient surgery, diagnostic imaging and related services and physicians offices in the first phase of its development. Adjoining the medical center are 47 acres of […]
June 3, 2010

Hampton Inn, Bermuda Run Advance ~ Hilton Invests in New Prototype in Davie County to Meet the Needs of Today’s Travelers!

The brand new Hampton Inn at Bermuda Run/Advance is making a splash in the Hampton Inn brand which is owned by Hilton.  Located at the gateway to North Carolina Wine Country and the gateway to Davie County, the Advance property was designed to meet the needs of the modern traveler in a way that no previous Hampton Inn has done! Expanded Water Amenities are a First for Hampton Inn Properties The Bermuda Run/Advance Hampton Inn is the first Hampton Inn property to have expanded water amenities.  The inn has an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub and 2 water slides […]
June 2, 2010

Celebrate Cooleemee! The Bullhole ~ Riverpark at Cooleemee Falls Featured on 2 Television Network News Channels!

This Davie County Gem has once again made the news as coverage of the “Year of the North Carolina Vacation” continues. Back in January we wrote about the Bullhole being featured in “Our State” magazine as one of the 12 locations to visit across North Carolina. Over the last several days, 2 local television stations have aired stories on the Bullhole and Riverpark at Cooleemee Falls. A web-exclusive from “Our State” includes a 1 page travel guide ~ “Swimmin’ in Cooleemee – RiverPark and The Bullhole.” The travel guide includes suggestions on dining, places to visit while you are here […]
April 13, 2010

Davie County Chamber of Commerce President Focused on Serving Chamber Members and the Community at Large

Carolyn McManamy took office on February 1st as the new President of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.   She brings extensive experience in client development and business administration.  Prior to relocating to North Carolina, Carolyn served as Executive Director of a Chamber in Connecticut.  Having worked at the Davie Chamber for almost two years, she is very aware of how fortunate we are to have such a strong and vibrant community of businesses and entrepreneurs in Davie County. “I am very excited about the opportunity to serve the members of the Chamber and work with our community partners to positively […]