April 2023
CHAMBER BRIEFS
Chamber Briefs provides a monthly update on Chamber news, events and programs.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS!
Russell Cellular- Verizon

13701 US 29
Chatham, VA 24531

434.266.0700
Crossroads Treatment Center

1555 Meadowview Dr
Suite 5
Danville, VA 24541
434.685.1570
R3 Fitness

13701 US Highway 29
Chatham, VA 24131

434.251.2437
Meraki Lash and Body

418 Trade St. Suite F
Danville, VA 24541

434.515.2812
River District Golf & Social

680 Lynn St Suite C
Danville, VA 24541

434.228.4155
2023 ANNUAL CHAMBER AWARDS DINNER
The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend our 2023 Annual Awards.

Date: May 24, 2023
Time: 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Event Location:
Institute for Advanced Learning & Research
150 Slayton Ave. Danville, VA

Admission Info:
$40 - Members
$45 - Future Members

Help us celebrate the accomplishments of individuals and organizations in our community! During this event, the Chamber will announce winners in the following categories:

Pinnacle Business
Pinnacle Small Business
PACE Awards (Young Professionals)
2023 Leadership Southside Graduates
Rev Up Danville Pittsylvania Business Pitch Winners
Chamber Champions

Dinner will be served; Registration is Required
BUSINESS@BREAKFAST: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Join us for Business@Breakfast! We will be hosting a public forum to learn about the recent legislative session and hear from Senator Frank Ruff, Delegate Danny Marshall, and Delegate Les Adams. We will also hear an update from the Attorney General's Office Community Liaison, Matthew Hall.

We are collecting questions in advance - if you would like to submit a question to any of our legislators, please do so during the registration process or send an email to Crystal Hairston, Director of Operations, at Crystal@dpchamber.org. We will ask as many questions as time permits. This event is open to the public.

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Time: 7:30 AM- 9:00 AM
Location: Institute for Advanced Learning & Research I 150 Slayton Avenue, Danville

Event Details:
$30 Chamber members | $35 Future-members

Legislative Breakfast provides access to updates from state legislators about the most recent legislative session.

Presenting Sponsor: SoVa Legal Signature Sponsor: W & W Luxury Limousine Service.
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2023 ANNUAL AWARDS
Nominations for the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Awards are open. Submissions are requested in the following categories: Pinnacle Award (Excellence in Business) Pinnacle Small Business Award (Excellence in Small Business) Pace Award (Young Professionals) 

Please click the link below to learn more about the criteria for each category and to submit nominations. This is a wonderful way for you to acknowledge leaders in business and the community. We would appreciate your thoughtful nominations! 

Please feel free to forward this information to anyone interested in making a submission. All nominee's must be a member or member/employee in good standing with the Chamber.
LEADERSHIP SOUTHSIDE ENROLLING NOW!
 The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Leadership Southside program.

Leadership Southside develops participants’ leadership skills to strengthen their role as an individual, professional, and community member. Participants will explore their personal leadership style, and learn how their own behaviors, motivations, and tendencies influence their interaction with others. During this program, participants also will have the opportunity to build strong
connections with their classmates, in addition to networking with each session’s presenters, who are established leaders from across the Dan River Region and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Session topics include leading a team, conflict resolution, communication skills, crisis leadership, equitable leadership, presentation skills, and transformational leadership. In January, participants will travel to Richmond for Chamber Day at the Capitol to hear from and engage with
members of the General Assembly.

The Chamber has contracted with Rachel Covington to lead and facilitate the 2023-2024 program. Rachel previously served as the Senior Director of Member Services for the Chamber, and led Leadership Southside as part of her role. For more information about how to apply, please contact

The Chamber is grateful to its Innovation Partners and other regional funders, without whom this program would not be possible.

For more information, contact: 
Anne Moore-Sparks
Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce
150 Slayton Avenue
Danville, VA 24540
Phone: 434.836.6990
2023 LAURIE S. MORAN CHAMBER CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT
Save the Date: 2023 Laurie S. Moran Chamber Classic Golf Tournament

This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the Chamber Classic Golf Tournament. 

We are seeking sponsors and teams for our upcoming Chamber Classic. Contact Christy Harper at chamber@dpchamber.org or 434.836.6990 if you are interested in sponsoring or would like to enter a team!

Hole Sponsors: $250 Each
*Corporate Recognition:
- Official Hole Sponsor signage at tournament

Beverage Cart Sponsors: $300 Each
*Signage on the front of mobile beverage cart (business name and logo)
*Inclusion on golfer's programs, distributed to 80-100 golfers

Stationary Beverage Carts: $300 Each
*Signage on the sides of stationary beverage cart (business name and logo)
*Inclusion on golfer's programs, distributed to 80-100 golfers

Golf Cart Sponsors: $100 Each
*Signage on the front of golf cart (business name and logo)
*Inclusion on golfer's programs, distributed to 80-100 golfers

Primary Team Packages: $1,000 (1 team of 4)
*Playing Spots/Privileges:    
(Playing spots available on first-come, first-serve basis)
*Corporate Recognition:
 - Official Sponsor Board listing
 - Primary Team listing in the golf brochure

Primary Team & Hole Sponsor Package: $1,150 (includes 1 team and 1 hole sponsor)

Signature Sponsor: $1,500 (includes 1 team and lunch recognition)
*Playing Spots/Privileges:    
(Playing spots available on first-come, first-serve basis)
*Corporate recognition and signage in all marketing for the tournament 
*Corporate recognition and signage during lunch
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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: GATEWAY HEALTH & THE BEE HOTEL
We are over the top about Business After Hours on The Rooftop with Gateway Health & The Bee Hotel! We hope you will "bee" there!

Date: May 11, 2023
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Event Location:
420 Patton Street Danville, VA 24541

Admission Info:
Free to Members
$5 for Future Members

Business After Hours are designed to provide networking opportunities for members and provide a means to showcase the business’s products, services and facilities. Business and community leaders are encouraged to attend with the intention of creating new business relationships.

Sponsored by: Gateway Health in partnership with The Bee Hotel. Food & beverages provided by Crema & Vine.

Attendance is limited to 75.
REVUP PITCH COMPETITION
The River District Association and the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce are working together to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams through the Dream Launch and RevUp programs.

The Dream Launch bootcamp provides free online classes to train people who are interested in opening their own business. The entrepreneurs can then pitch their business to receive funding through the RevUp program.

RevUp has proudly:

  • Awarded $100,000 in gap funding to local businesses (since conception).
  • Funded 8 Local Businesses: 3 – Pitt County | 5 - City (since conception)
  • Facilitated 3 Cohorts

For 2023, RevUp has:

  • $75,000 in Award Funding Available
  • 2023 Funders: City of Danville | Pittsylvania County | The Launch Place | Movement Bank | First National Bank
  • 18 Businesses Pitching This Season
  • 11 expansions | 7 Startups| 3 Homebased
 
Mentors
  • The Launch Place: Varun Sadana & Larry Long
  • Farm Credit of the Virginias:  Mary Hammock
  • Economic Development | City of Danville: Kelvin Perry
  • Small Business Development Center: Michael Duncan & Lin Hite

Thank you to all of our RevUp sponsors who have dedicated time, talents, and resources to make this program possible and provide financial funding to the new businesses in our communities.
CROATIA: THE PEARL OF THE ADRIATIC
Are you interested in traveling internationally but don't want the hassel of planning, scheduling, and booking a costly, unguided trip to somewhere you've never been? Let us be your guide!

The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, along with CI Destinations presents Croatia, The Pearl of the Adriatic! You will depart on a luxury tour bus with a group of local travelers, and board your transatlantic flight to Croatia! You will spend nine beautiful days exploring the coast and country side with your group and personal tour guide, departing October, 24, 2023.

Highlights will include Dubrovnik, Diocletian Palace, Franciscan Monastery, Montenegro, Boat excursion to " Our Lady of the Rock," Peljesac Peninsula, Monstar, Kotor, Split, and Trogir.

The cost of the trip is $3,699 per person which includes roundtrip airport transportation, seven nights of hotel accommodations at 4-star hotels, 10 meals (seven breakfasts, three dinners), sightseeing and admissions per itinerary, and a professional tour manager.

To learn more about the travel plans for Croatia, register to attend our upcoming Virtual Information Session on Thursday, May 4 at 12 p.m. 

Contact Christy Harper, Director of Member Engagement at 434.836.6990 or christy@dpchamber.org for more information or to register.
MORNING BREW OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
AN EVENING WITH CLIFTON TAULBERT: THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET
Clifton Taulbert, an author and entrepreneur businessman, could have failed had he not encountered community builders and entrepreneurial thinkers early on in his life. Through his speaking engagements he shares his philosophy about how supportive culture and community are integral to the success of entrepreneurs.

Join us for 'An Evening with Clifton Taulbert' to learn about "The Entrepreneurial Mindset". Taulbert will share insights gained from his journey as an entrepreneur that each of us can apply to our lives, no matter background or circumstances.

This is a community event open to the public! FREE!  (dinner provided)

Registration is required to attend.


RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY: HAMPTON INN DANVILLE, VA
Last week was all about “Hamptonality” as we celebrated the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Hampton by Hilton Danville VA.

This new, state of the art facility is gorgeous, but what’s even more special about this business is the staff! They have a true culture of excellent customer service and when you come to stay at this property, they treat you like family. What a gem this hotel is to our community!

Congratulations to this amazing team!
HOW TO RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE
This month, community leaders gathered in Chatham, VA for “How to Run for Public Office”, an event sponsored by the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce.

Attendees of this workshop were provided information on the State Board of Elections, civic engagement, candidate involvement, and community trends/demographics.

Food catered by Chamber Member, The Artist Way Cafe in Gretna, VA
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(T) 434.836.6990 | (F) 434.836.6955
150 Slayton Avenue | Danville, VA 24540