October 14, 2021

Scott Bader to Invest $16 Million in New Production Site in Mocksville

Global chemical company, Scott Bader, has acquired a new facility in Mocksville as it strives to meet growing domestic and global demand for its market-leading structural adhesives and gelcoats. The company has invested $16 million to purchase a 110,000 square foot industrial building on a 15-acre site in the SouthPoint Business Park on Hwy 601 N. With further investment, the site will be developed into a state-of-the-art gelcoat and structural adhesives manufacturing facility. This will be the company’s second North American manufacturing site; the new development is expected to create 27 new jobs locally, with 21 in manufacturing and the […]
September 24, 2021

SPORTSFIELD SPECIALTIES IS MAKING MOVES IN NORTH CAROLINA: Industry-Leading Sports Equipment Manufacturer Announces a Move & Expansion to Mockville

The next time local baseball star Whit Merrifield crashes into the wall catching a flyball, the pads protecting him may have been made by a company that also calls Davie County home. For over 20 years, Sportsfield Specialties, whose central headquarters is based in Upstate NY, has been the industry-leading manufacturer of athletic field equipment for all levels of play. Their soft goods operation, which produces netting systems, padding, and mats, will move from its current location in Salisbury, NC, to a new facility in Mocksville (Davie County). The impetus for the move is the increased demand for products like […]
July 22, 2021

Davie County Tourism Advisory Board Announces 2021 Tourism Grants

Did you know that the Davie County Chamber and Davie County Tourism accept grant requests annually for projects that positively impact tourism in Davie County?  “The Davie County Chamber of Commerce wears many hats. In addition to serving as the catalyst for business growth and economic development, the Chamber promotes the community through county-wide tourism initiatives and is home to the Davie County Visitor Center which is filled with free regional brochures and maps.  One of the Chamber’s tourism initiatives is DiscoverDavieCounty.com which features all of Davie County’s delicious restaurants, unique shops, and exciting attractions. Discover Davie County Facebook and […]
October 21, 2020

Global Production Powerhouse, Special Event Services Dedicates New Headquarters in Mocksville

Davie County Economic Development Commission Welcomes SES Davie County officially entered the glitz and glam world of show business this month as Special Event Services (SES) dedicated its new headquarters in Mocksville.   Founded in 1986 by Jim Brammer and Jeff Cranfill in Brammer’s Winston-Salem garage, SES is an industry leader in audio, lighting, video, design, staging, and live event production for businesses, religious organizations, and major recording artists.  SES counts 18 Grammy-Award winning artists among its clients. It worked on 46 tours and more than 850 shows in 2019 that entertained more than 7.25 million attendees. The company’s star-studded line-up […]
September 7, 2020
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Bus Safety Innovator Seeks to Move Operations to Mocksville

By Jeanna Baxter White Bus Safety Solutions is planning a move to Mocksville,  bringing ten jobs to the community, and infusing new life into an old building. The company has outgrown its current space on Westpoint Boulevard in Winston-Salem and is eager to relocate to Davie County, where its president and vice-president are residents.  “We are bursting at the seams and would love to bring our company to the community where we live,” said Scott Geyer, vice-president. Renovation and Revitalization Plans Bus Safety Solutions would use the building to assemble Extended Stop Arms and Transit Curtain PPE for school buses. […]
August 12, 2020

Big Oak Ranch/Gold Leaf Training Celebrates Grand Opening in Mocksville

Big Oak Ranch/Gold Leaf Training celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday, August 11th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce and a Business After Hours event hosted by Nathan Broyles of Nationwide Insurance. Despite the heat, family, friends, and chamber members turned out to congratulate new owner, Amanda Lowe, and to tour the facility and stroke the horses. Attendees were treated to light refreshments and wine from RayLen Vineyards.  Located at 3604 US Hwy 158 in Mocksville, Big Oak Ranch is a full-service training and boarding facility and offers riding and driving lessons for ages […]
April 2, 2020

Free Online Business Classes from DCCC Small Business Center

Tools to Help You Grow Your Business Did you know that the DCCC Small Business Center offers a wealth of free online business classes? Topics range from building a business to growing a business to navigating Covid-19 from a business perspective.   “Everything has changed so much in our world,  but the one thing we can do is continue to learn,” said  Caroline Moser, president of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. “We are always so busy with our day to day work we don’t always take the time to look at ways to grow our business or in this case […]
April 1, 2020

Free Online SBA Loan Webinar

Free Small Business Loan Webinar, Monday, April 6th at 11 a.m. Confused about the ever-changing governmental programs designed to support small businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic? Find out more about SBA loan programs through this timely webinar co-hosted by the Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) and the US Small Business Administration (SBA).   Get More Information About Loan Opportunities The goal of this webinar is to review two lending opportunities offered by the SBA: Paycheck Protection Program Injury Disaster Loan We will also review regional economic recovery strategies coordinated by the PTRC. How to Register Registration is free, but spaces are […]
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 […]