summer 09 chamber C O N N E C T I O N Leadership Alamance The Greater the Challenge, the Greater the Opportunity inside: Chamber of Commerce Participate in Leadership Alamance page 4 Convention & Visitors Bureau Haw River Valley Wine Region Recognized page 6 Economic Development New Designation for 2010 U.S. Census page 8 A publication of the Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER chamber C O N N E C T I O N Mac Williams Chamber President 2009 BOARD OF DIRECTORS letter Mike Brown Bob Lewis from Mike Brown Management Group NAI Piedmont Triad Reggie Lipscomb the Charles Canaday MidCarolina Bank Liggett Group Inc. Dr. Martin Nadelman president Karen Carrouth Alamance Community B Genesis Lifestyle Solutions College y the time this edition of the Chamber Randy Cox Dale Page Connection reaches you, a delegation from The Village Grill Wachovia your chamber will have returned from our John Currin Randy Perkins annual trip to Washington, D.C., where we Alamance Regional Prime Personnel Resources presented to our delegation our 2009 legislative agenda. Medical Center We did the same thing earlier in the year traveling to John Peterson Pam Duffy The Peterson Agency Raleigh to visit with our representatives in the NC Wishart Norris Henninger General Assembly. Suzanne Phillips & Pittman P.A. Phillips Consulting My comment here is not about the agenda itself, Bill Gomory Ronald Rogers but rather to emphasize the fact that such activities BB&T LJ Rogers Trucking represent an important aspect of membership value. Dr. Mary Gowan Company The chamber represents the local business community Elon University Corbin Sapp in Alamance County and regular communication Diane Heath IVARS, Inc. between the chamber and elected officials is a key Custom Made Debbie Stikeleather component of an effective advocacy effort. Many Screen and Digital The Winery at members look for financial return for their membership Julie Isley Iron Gate Farm dues investment. An argument can be made that when Boone's Furniture & Gifts Keith Strickland such advocacy helps reduce the burden of government Dr. David Johnson Carolina Bank or, conversely, helps secure government support for Burlington Pediatrics, PA Carl Wallace, Jr. an important community goal, it can have a positive John Kimmel Glen Raven, Inc. financial impact on your business. Admittedly, the McDonald’s Mac Williams benefit may be indirect, but it is a benefit nonetheless. Mitch King Alamance County Area STOUT STUART McGOWEN Chamber of Commerce Another benefit of a communication effort is for the & KING LLP elected officials who can use the chamber to get important feedback about what is occurring in the community. The relationship-building established through CHAMBER OF COMMERCE | Staff regular communications, even during times when there is no specific issue or agenda, can be important to our Mac Williams Andrea Fleming elected officials and to us, the business community. President Economic Development There is a mutual interest served when there is consistent, Barbara Massey Associate constructive, and sustained communication over time Vice President Lisa Foster between the local business community and elected Workforce/Leadership Office Manager/ officials at all levels. Development Bookkeeper Blair Wilburn Hope Shirley The trips to Washington and Raleigh, as well as other Vice President Administrative meetings and communications throughout the year, Membership Assistant have been and will continue to be standard Development Emily Adkins components in our annual program because it is part Meredith Tracy Administrative of the value proposition of chamber membership. Vice President Marketing/ Assistant A delegation Communications from your chamber in CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU | Staff Raleigh Robert Cox Amy Love Vice President Administrative Amanda Burgess Assistant/ Sales/Marketing Visitor Services Coordinator 2 www.TheCarolinaCor ridor.com summer 09 contents... 2009 Chamber Sponsors Chamber Champions | 2| 9| From the Members President in the News 4-5 | 11 | Education/ New Workforce Members List Development 13 | 6-7 | Calendar Convention & of Events Visitors Bureau 15 | 8| Ribbon Economic Cuttings Development 4 5 Chamber Partners | BB&T | CenturyTel | Duke Energy 15 PIP Printing & Document Services | SunTrust Bank Chamber Advocates | Burlington Pediatrics, PA | Carolina Bank IVARS, Inc. | LabCorp | Manpower Randolph Bank | VantageSouth Bank The Village at Brookwood | YMCA www.TheCarolinaCor ridor.com 3 chamber C O N N E C T I O N workforce & leadership DEVELOPMENT Leadership Alamance: The First Ever Informed, Skilled and Involved Educator Appreciation Leaders for our Community Expo Each year approximately twenty-five people Wednesday, August 19 representative of diverse public, private and civic sectors of the community are selected to participate 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Leadership Alamance. This nine-month program Ramada Convention Center educates participants about Alamance County's history, government, educational institutions, criminal Do you have a business that sells educational justice and public safety systems, health & human supplies? Manage a nonprofit that provides much service organizations, recreation and cultural arts needed community services and need to get programs, and its economic base. Effective group your message out? Direct a historic site or have leadership skills and community trusteeship are an educational resources that could enrich integral part of the curriculum. Participants grow in curriculum? Sell a product or service that everyone needs for daily living? awareness and understanding of local resources as well as the challenges and issues facing our If so, plan now to participate in the Educator community. They expand personal leadership talent Appreciation Expo. This event is designed to into immediate applicable skills, and develop welcome educators back to school; share valuable contacts and communication networks products, services and resources that can be of within the community. Many of our graduates have value to them; and thank them for a job well gone on to serve on boards, commissions, community done. Join in the celebration by purchasing a groups or in elected positions. booth to showcase your business or organization, giving out sample products or small gifts, offering Class members are selected after consideration coupons and special discounts or donating door of their leadership achievements, community prizes. Open to employees of our education involvement, overall accomplishments, community including staff from Alamance- recommendations, and ability to assume expanded Burlington School System, Alamance Community community responsibility. Candidates must display College, Elon University and our chamber member leadership potential and express commitment to independent and charter schools, this expo has learn and affect change in the community. the potential to reach hundreds of people. If you would like to nominate a potential candidate Booths are available for $200 for chamber or are interested in becoming a part of the members ($250 non-chamber members) and upcoming class, visit the chamber's website to $100 for nonprofit organizations. access the 2009-2010 calendar, nomination form and application. This year's application deadline Additional details and registration forms are is July 15. available online. 4 www.TheCarolinaCor ridor.com summer 09 Eighth Annual Classroom Chamber Hosts its 24th Annual Collection Campaign Agriculture Appreciation Banquet On March 4, approximately 220 people gathered for Begins July 10 the 24th Annual Agriculture Appreciation Banquet. The evening's program recognized some of the hardworking In an effort to ensure that every child has the members of our local agriculture community. supplies needed for a successful school year, the The 2009 Alamance County Conservation Farm Family chamber announces the Eighth Annual Classroom Award went to the Wade Apple Family. When presenting the Collection Campaign. The supplies you donate will award, Phil Ross, District Conservation Administrator, noted, “This be stored in a central location and distributed by award was given to Wade's father, Robert Lee Apple, in 1973. school social workers to those families with the Today it is hard enough to just keep the farm in a family. But to greatest needs. preserve the farm and continue good farming practices is The campaign, which begins July 10 and runs especially unique.” through August 10, is sponsored by Times-News, Roger Cobb, Alamance County Cooperative Extension Capital Bank, LabCorp and Alamance Regional Director, presented Mr. Steve Love with the Service to Medical Center. You can support this effort by Agriculture Award. “Steve's service on various boards and purchasing items from the suggested list and committees including the Destination 2020 Committee, the dropping them off at one of the collection sites; Extension Advisory Board and the Voluntary Ag District organizing a campaign for your employees' Board has made a vital contribution to agriculture in participation (posters and boxes available from the Alamance County.” chamber); encouraging your church or civic group N.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler addressed to participate; or making a cash donation to the the group. The founder, owner and operator of Troxler Farms in Classroom Collection Campaign through the nearby Brown Summit, Commissioner Troxler talked about the Alamance Chamber of Commerce or at any importance of a safe, abundant and affordable food supply Capital Bank location in Alamance County. as well as the impact that N.C.'s rapidly growing population Together we can make a difference! has on agriculture. Thank you to the chamber's Agri-Business Committee for Public Drop Sites Include: organizing this event. The committee included Phil Ross (Chair), • Capital Bank (all Alamance County locations) Angela Dobbins, Terry Isley, Barbara Massey, Bill Miller, Blair • Times-News Robertson, Debbie Stikeleather (Ex Officio), Paul Walker, Keith • Office Depot of Burlington Walters, and Jon Webster. • The Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce • Alamance-Burlington School System Administrative Office (Vaughn Road) • Coldwell Banker Triad Realtors on Huffman Mill Rd. Suggested Supplies: Book Bags Three-Ring Binders (1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2 and 3 inch) Tab Dividers Sheet Protectors Pencil Pouches (that fit inside notebooks) Index Cards (lined - 3x5 and 4x6 inch) Pocket Folders (without metal tabs) Calculators Display Boards (Tri-Fold) Markers Highlighters Glue Sticks Pencils, Pens Erasers Colored Pencils Crayons Notebook Paper Graph Paper Single-Subject Notebooks Protractors Compasses Rulers Blunt Scissors www.TheCarolinaCor ridor.com 5 ? chamber C O N N E C T I O N convention & visitors BUREAU Hospitality Happenings Haw River Valley an American going PLACES Viticultural Area Did you The CVB and the Haw River Wine Trail are Spring and Summer brought great opportunities for successful selling and know? pleased to announce the establishment of The Haw River Valley, an American Viticultural employee enrichment. April was a busy month taking the CVB several places Baseball fan? Area. The Haw River Valley has been recognized including Florida and the TravelSouth Burlington is home recently by the federal government as a Showcase, where tour operators from to the Kansas distinctive grape-growing and wine-producing across the U.S. met with Southeasten City Royals' area. The Tax & Trade Bureau, the branch of destinations and other CVBs as the Appalachian government that regulates wine and other Alamance CVB worked together to League affiliate, alcoholic beverages, allows the establishment of entice group tours to add Alamance definitive American Viticultural Areas or AVAs. County to their travel itineraries. Staff the Burlington An AVA is defined as a “delimited grape-growing members also participated in educational Royals. Formerly region distinguishable by geographical features.” known as the courses offered by Destination Marketing These features include climate, soil, topography, Association International to expand and Burlington Indians, and elevation that distinguish the viticultural enhance operations and the Visitor's our home team region from its surrounding areas. Services Center. They met with members has produced Using funds obtained through a Golden of the Southern Textile Heritage Corridor many baseball in Cooleemee, NC, the first of many LEAF grant, the wineries of the Haw River Wine greats that include planning meetings to create a Southern Trail compiled necessary information and C.C. Sabathia and submitted a petition to the TTB on December 15, Textile Heritage Trail spanning from Richie Sexson of 2006, showing that the Haw River Valley was a Virginia to Alabama. The month ended the New York unique grape-growing region. The petition with a trip to Denver, CO, for the National Yankees, Brian process, which involves review by TTB personnel, Association of Sports Commissions annual Giles of the San posting in the Federal Register, and a public convention where they met with sports Diego Padres, Jim comment period, has been completed. Now, event organizers from across the country. Thome and Bartolo wineries that use grapes grown in the Haw River In May, they celebrated National Colon of the Valley region can include the AVA designation Tourism Week, showing their appreciation Chicago White on their labels. to all of the Hospitality Partners. And Sox, and Manny The Haw River Valley AVA is the third AVA in finally in June, the staff made a brief trip Ramirez of the Los the state of North Carolina (the other two are in to Concord, NC, for the Destination Angeles Dodgers! the western part of the state in the Yadkin Valley Marketing Association of North Carolina's Future stars to area). The Haw River Valley AVA covers annual convention. keep your eye approximately 868 sq. miles (555,508 acres), on that played and encompasses all of Alamance County and in Burlington last portions of Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Orange, and Rockingham counties. At the present time, year include: the wineries in the AVA include Benjamin Vineyards Kelvin Herrera, & Winery (Saxapahaw), GlenMarie Vineyards & Sam Runyan & Winery (Burlington), Grove Winery & Vineyards Salvador Perez. (Gibsonville), Iron Gate Vineyards & Winery These players (Mebane), Silk Hope Winery (Silk Hope), and Wolfe should be with Wines (Snow Camp). Also included are over ten the Kansas other vineyards with over 60 acres planted. City Royals in the Forty years ago, California wines were relatively next few years. unknown in the US and the world. Many people had doubts that the western U.S. could produce wines that could compete with the wines of Europe. However, today, California wines are winning Postcards now available: major awards in international competitions and The CVB is excited to announce that they TM are recognized as some of the best in the world. now have Alamance County postcards While the Haw River Valley is a relatively new available. The 6-card set features sites region for commercial winery development, who located around Alamance County. knows, in the near future the name could be right The cards are available at the up there with Napa and Sonoma Valley. CVB/chamber offices for $2.00 a set. 6 www.TheCarolinaCor ridor.com summer 09 July 12 - Triad Youth Society (Youth Jazz Artists) North Park upcoming EVENTS July 19 - Chuck Champion & The Big Tippers (Rock, Pop & Country) Burlington City Park July 26 - Warren, Bodle & Allen (Folk Rock & Bluegrass) 2009 Alamance County Summer Concert Series Willowbrook Park Clay Street After Work Concert Series August 2 - TBA North Park (Downtown Mebane) 7-9:30pm August 9 - Scoot Pittman Trio (Funk/Rock) June 19 - Johnny White & The Elite Band Burlington City Park July 17 - The Marla Vickers Band August 16 - Johnny Cobb (Classic 60's, 70's 80's & 90's Hits) August 21 - Hi Fi Boogy Funk Willowbrook Park September 18 - Rough Cut It's Pickin' & Grinin' Time ~ Front Porch Pickin' 2009 Snow Camp Outdoor Theater Productions Monthly Jam (Glencoe Mill Village) 2-6pm Sword of Peace June 20 | July 18 | August 15 | September 19 June 25, 26, 27 Thursdays at Seven Concert Series July 10, 16, 18, 24, 30 (Downtown Graham) 7-9pm August 1, 7, 13, 15 June 25 - Mason Lovette Band Pathway to Freedom July 23 - The Magnificents July 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 17, 23, 25, 31 August 27 - The Holiday Band August 6, 8, 14 September 24 - Hip Pocket Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Sunset Rhythms Concert Series August 18-22 (Every Sunday June-August ) 6:30-8:30pm All shows at 8pm June 7 - Stanley Baird Group (R&B & Jazz) North Park Admission-$15, Children under 12-$7, Seniors-$13 June 14 - Praise Bands (Praise & Worship Music) The Jungle Book ~ Children's Outdoor Drama 3-7:30pm Burlington City Park July 11, 18, 25 August 1, 8, 15 June 21 - Jill & Currie Clay (Soft Rock, Country & Jazz Saturdays at 10am Admission-$5 Favorites) Willowbrook Park Little Mermaid ~ Special Children's Show June 28 - Letita Martin (Spiritual & Gospel) North Park Character Dinner & Show July 5 - Wood & Steel (Traditional Bluegrass) Dinner 6-7:30pm; Show 7:30-8:30pm Willowbrook Park Other Events July 3 - Independence Day Celebration at Burlington City Park The Magnificents - (Classic Soul, Beach & Top 40/ Dance) Company Shops Concert Band - (Classic Concert Selections) Elon University Sept 5 - Elon vs. Davidson Football Season Kick-off Check our website for local farmers markets. Sword of Peace Pathway to Freedom now OPEN GrillWorx Ye Old Country Kitchen 528 W. Center Street Inside Quality Inn Mebane 2444 Maple Ave., Burlington 919-563-2333 336-229-5203 www.TheCarolinaCor ridor.com 7 chamber C O N N E C T I O N The current economic DEVELOPMENT division of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Economic Development Areas in the Piedmont Triad. A E-Newsletter current, regional effort is underway An electronic newsletter is the newest addition to to recombine the Alamance County economic development the counties marketing efforts. The newsletter is delivered to into a single, national site location consultants, business and industry Metropolitan representatives at the North Carolina Department of Statistical Area. Commerce, members of the Piedmont Triad Partnership, and other allies within our economic development network. Other recipients include those Census Area Designation individuals and business executives that visit our As the 2010 United States Census draws near, the website and complete the request form. federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is reviewing changes to the 2000 Standards for To enhance open rates of the new newsletter, over defining Micropolitan and Metropolitan Statistical 300 postcards were sent to recipients prior to the first Areas (MSA). In 2003, the old eight-county e-newsletter mailing. The postcards announced the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point MSA was newsletter would be arriving in a few days and divided into multiple areas. Currently, Alamance provided a few highlights of the content. County its own, independent Metropolitan Area called the Burlington MSA. While there is some This periodic communication will highlight available benefit to having the name recognition of the properties in Alamance County and will include links to largest Alamance County city as the MSA name, the North Carolina Department of Commerce Site and the division into such a small area relative to the Building Information Form and links to the listing broker's other 370+ MSA's in the United States, places brochure and website for the property. Other features Burlington at 262. Prior to these new standards, the of the newsletter will include summaries of economic local MSA enjoyed a spot in the top 50 MSA's based or demographic statistics and local industry on population. The other Piedmont Triad MSA's had announcements. significant drops in their rankings as well. If you would like to receive the newsletter, go to Why Does it Matter for www.choosealamance.com and enter your name and e-mail address. The newsletter will be delivered Economic Development? approximately 8-12 times during the year. For a site selection search, many consultants and businesses will use a benchmark to narrow down the list of locations within a geographic area. This benchmark, frequently population, is related to MSA rankings; for example, only the top 50 or top 100 may make the cut to be considered a location for the new project. Also, MSA data is the basis for many economic development related rankings in publications such as Site Selection and Expansion Management. As a whole, the Piedmont Triad area as defined in the old MSA fared much better in these rankings. The region came together to address this issue and submit comments to the OMB to recombine the counties into a single Metropolitan Statistical Area. Recombining puts all counties into a larger unit which will benefit and make the most of our area as a whole. The chamber passed a resolution supporting these efforts to consolidate the counties into one area titled the Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington MSA reflecting the names of the three largest cities in the combined area. For a copy of the chamber's resolution, please go to www.choosealamancenc.com. 8 www.TheCarolinaCor ridor.com summer 09 members NEWS in the Submit your news to email@example.com Affordable Glass Inc. announces the recent addition campaign, contact United Way at 438-2006. Together to their staff: Darrell Massey will be managing light we can LIVE UNITED! commercial and residential sales. He will also be responsible for the service and repair needs of both Judy Brumley and Lee Whitaker, sales representatives commercial and residential sales, as well as expanding at PIP Printing and Marketing Services Burlington, have the retail end of the business. He has more than 35 both been recognized as a 2008 Platinum Level Top years experience locally in the glass industry. Performer. The Top Performer Award is presented Affordable Glass Inc. has been in business for 11 annually to recognize top achievers in the PIP franchise years and is a member of both the Alamance network. This year, Brumley and Whitaker were two of County Chamber of Commerce and the Better only 15 salespeople who received Platinum Level status Business Bureau. from more than 300 worldwide. The Platinum Level Awards are presented at the annual Sales Forum event, Alamance Magazine introduces a new 8 page free sponsored by Franchise Services, Inc., parent company supplement to their magazine. Alamag OnDemand is of PIP. This year's sales training event was held in designed to market businesses and organizations in Philadelphia. PIP has been an industry leader for magazine article format. Publisher Paul Rovegno over 25 years offering marketing and business wanted to create an economical tool to reach communication solutions to businesses in the Alamance residents and businesses. The shared Alamance County Area. PIP is located at 825 S. brochure allows for the marketing which includes Main St. in Burlington. writing, design and distribution at far below what an ad agency would charge, allowing many smaller Jonathan Blake recently completed training in Calgary, organizations the opportunity to present themselves in Alberta, Canada for his new business, Fibrenew of a professional format. The March 2009 issue marked Central NC, which specializes in leather, vinyl, plastic the first ever Alamag OnDemand. It highlights, among and fabric repairs and upholstery cleaning. Fibrenew other things, the benefits of Advertorial Advertising. is an entirely mobile business. As a franchise owner, Jonathan covers Alamance and Orange counties as Ken Morrison, owner of Morrison Video Productions in well as the city of Durham. For more information, Graham, is among the recipients of a 2008 Ava Award call 584-3402. announced by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMPC). Ken won a Burlington resident, Deborah Galyon Swider, formerly Platinum Award, for his entry entitled “Machining of The Business Journal, has joined Storr Office Technology: Building Your Career, Shaping Your Future,” Environments, Inc.'s Triad office as a New Business a video he produced for Alamance Community Development Executive. Deborah's engaging, College to promote its Machining Technology program. consultative approach helps clients efficiently evaluate The video can be seen at www.MorrisonVP.com. their interior real-estate challenges and create The Ava Awards recognize outstanding work by workspaces to maximize their desired business results. creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, She works within Alamance, Rockingham, Randolph, direction, shooting and editing of audio-visual materials and Eastern Guilford counties focusing on Healthcare, and programs. It also recognizes companies and K-12/Higher Education, Banking, Manufacturing, and individuals whose talent exceeds high standards of Municipal projects. Please contact Deborah at excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark 336-217-4520 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about for the industry. Storr's extensive workspace analysis and solutions development capabilities at www.storr.com. United Way gears up for 2009 Campaign: As of May 5, 2009, United Way has raised $1.6 million. Jimmy Collins, President of Concept Builders, Inc., has This year's campaign will kick off August 24. earned the Certified Green Professional designation Volunteers will be able to see their dollars in action by through National Association of Home Builders and participating in United Way's third Habitat build. Over been named an Energy Star Partner. 150 volunteers are needed for the project, scheduled for August 24 - September 4. To volunteer for the build or to request campaign supplies for your workplace www.TheCarolinaCor ridor.com 9 chamber C O N N E C T I O N 10 www.TheCarolinaCor ridor.com summer 09 McPherson Cleaners, Inc. Sheetz, Inc new MEMBERS Gary McPherson Jorgie Morehead 90 Cape Fear Dr. 2628 Alamance Rd. Whitsett, NC 27377 Burlington, NC 27215 AAMCO Transmissions Fibrenew of Central NC, Inc. 336-449-2074 919-304-9539 Neal Duncan Jonathan Blake Dry Cleaners Automobile - Services 3319 S. Church St. 112 Arcadia Dr. Burlington, NC 27215 Elon, NC 27244 Mr Rooter of Solis Women's Health 336-538-1101 336-584-3402 Alamance County Kim Rangel Automotive - Services Automobile - Services Richard Knapp 3192 Walden Lane 119 Hillside Dr. Burlington, NC 27215 Alamance Consulting Hudgins Commercial Burlington, NC 27215 336-538-1169 Engineers Investment Advisors 336-329-9422 Healthcare Kevin Bengel RT Hudgins Construction - Plumbing 961-F Burlington Ave. PO Box 2211 SourceHorizon Inc. Gibsonville, NC 27249 Burlington, NC 27216 MyeBatch.com Brian Self 336-449-4558 336-214-7676 John Burton PO Box 2658 Construction - Engineering Real Estate 1360 Truby Dr. Burlington, NC 27216 Graham, NC 27253 336-270-3076 Alamance Regional Innovative Sound & 336-261-2010 Technology - Software Mebane Medical Park Security Inc. Advertising - & Services Brett Moran Scott Gindlesperger Marketing Services 3940 Arrowhead Blvd. 2563-A Eric Lane Walgreen's Mebane, NC 27307 Burlington, NC 27215 New Millennium Fitness Andrew Elsdon 919-568-7308 336-524-9495 Allen Crowder 2585 S. Church St. Healthcare Security Systems 3948 Forest Oaks Lane Burlington, NC 27215 Mebane, NC 27302 336-584-7265 Comfort Keepers iSearch Professional 919-563-2887 Pharmacies & David Haynes Vicky Hayes Health & Fitness Medical Supplies 445 Dolley Madison Rd., 8615 Eagle View Dr. Suite A Durham, NC 27213 NextCare Urgent Care William H. Mann Jr. Greensboro, NC 27410 336-510-6364 Lorin Granger Agency 336-664-5787 Employment Services 1713 S. Church St. Bill Mann Eldercare Burlington, NC 27215 410 A Holly Hill Lane Keystone Group Inc. 800-819-8566 Burlington, NC 27215 CPI-Copiers Plus Inc. Melissa Cummings Healthcare 336-584-1793 Mitch O'Dell 3708 Alliance Dr. Insurance 1105 E. Wendover Ave., Greensboro, NC 27407 Om Shanti Wellness, LLC Suite G 336-369-1320 Susan Hearn/Mary Faucette Wing Zone Greensboro, NC 27405 Real Estate 422 Huffman Mill Rd., Ryan Jones 336-279-1183 Ste. 204 3258 S. Church St. Office Services Kitchen Carolina Burlington, NC 27215 Burlington, NC 27215 Rob Selfors Wellness 336-584-9464 Crenshaw Hyundai, Inc. 1110 Riverbend Rd. Restaurant/Food & Chuck Crenshaw Graham, NC 27253 Phoenix Animal Hospital Beverage 330 Huffman Mill Rd. 336-578-3500 Dr. Nancy Hesters Burlington, NC 27215 Construction - Services 961-B Burlington Ave. 336-584-1144 Gibsonville, NC 27249 Automobile - Dealers Mathnasium of Burlington 336-446-6738 Matrice Williams Animal Care Evergreen Business 1149-F St. Mark's Church Rd. Advisors LLC Burlington, NC 27215 Piedmont Fish & Reptile Deva Reece 336-792-7000 Geoff Bengel 111 N. Main St. Education - Training Programs 961-E Burlington Ave. Graham, NC 27253 Gibsonville, NC 27249 336-228-6002 336-449-4708 Business Brokers Retail www.TheCarolinaCor ridor.com 11 chamber C O N N E C T I O N member to member BENEFITS Discounts and Benefits offered at this time... The Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce Member to Member Benefits is a members-only service designed to benefit you and your employees. The Member to Member Benefits program provides employees with excellent discounts, services and benefits offered by a variety of chamber members. At the same time, it generates more business for members of the Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce. Advertising/Marketing Services Benefits Curtis Media Group - WPCM • Exclusive 3-month advertising package designed for chamber members • 25 (:60) commercials per week (100 per month) • $1000 3-month investment ($500 savings) • Contact: Katie Dukeshire, 336-264-0920, email@example.com Times News • 'Business Spotlight' advertorial featured in the Sunday Business Section • 4 column X 2.5 inches including photo and up to 215 words • Only $85 (66% off the normal rate) for chamber members • Contact: Meredith Tracy, 336-228-1338, firstname.lastname@example.org Al Van's Advertising Items & Signs • 25% off for chamber members • Contact: Al Van Handel, 336-226-7400 Healthcare Benefits NextCare Urgent Care • ValueCare card membership for $15/per employee for a full year at NextCare Urgent Care centers ($35 savings from typical membership cost) • Membership includes 50-60% reduction of savings at NextCare Urgent Care • Contact: Alamance Chamber, 336-228-1338 Insurance Benefits First Benefits Insurance • Workers' compensation program for chamber members • Designed to lowers your workers' comp expenses • Ability to coordinate insurance through your local agent • Contact: Peg Pirrotta, 1-888-393-2667 Recreation The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co. • 10% off for chamber members *does not include paddle dinners • Contact: Joe Jacob, 336-260-6465, email@example.com Retail Harry and David • 10% off for chamber members • Contact: Elizabeth Jernigan, 336-584-9027 Do you have a benefit or discount you'd like to offer to other chamber members? Please contact Meredith Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. 12 www.TheCarolinaCor ridor.com summer 09 14 AUGUST Business Before Hours- The Cutting Board calendar OF EVENTS Date: Friday, August 14, 2009 Time: 7:30-9:00 a.m. 12 JUNE Business Before Hours- Location: 2699 Ramada Rd., Burlington The Cutting Board Cost: $10 Registration: by August 13 Date: Friday, June 12, 2009 At: alamancechamber.com Time: 7:30-9:00 a.m. Location: 2699 Ramada Road 19 Burlington AUGUST Educator Appreciation Expo Cost: $10 Date: Wed., August 19, 2009 Registration: by June 11 Time: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. At: alamancechamber.com Location: Ramada Inn Cost: Vendor Booths, Chamber members- $200 30 JUNE Business After Hours- Non-members- $250 Habitat for Humanity ReStore Nonprofit- $100 Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m. 25 Location: 1176 N. Church Street AUGUST Business After Hours- Burlington Burlington Carpet One Cost: Free Floor & Home Registration: by June 29 Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 At: alamancechamber.com Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m. Location: 3561 S. Church Street Burlington 10 JULY Business Before Hours Cost: Free Mimi’s Café Registration: by August 24 Date: Friday, July 10, 2009 At: alamancechamber.com Time: 7:00-9:00 a.m. Location: 3111 Waltham Blvd. 11 Burlington SEPT Business Before Hours- Cost: $10 Mimi’s Café Registration: by July 9 Date: Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 At: alamancechamber.com Time: 7:00-9:00 a.m., Location: 3111 Waltham Blvd. 23 JULY Burlington Royals Night- Burlington Burlington Athletic Stadium Cost: $10 Registration: by September 10 Date: Thursday, July 23, 2009 At: alamancechamber.com Time: 7:00 p.m. game Location: 1450 Graham Street 29 Burlington SEPT Business After Hours- Cost: Free Randolph Bank Tickets included Date: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009 in July monthly mailing Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m. Location: 3239 S. Church Street JULY Business After Hours- Burlington 28 TS Designs, Inc. & Fidelity Bank Cost: Free Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 Registration: by September 28 Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m. At: alamancechamber.com Location: 2053 Willow Springs Lane Burlington SAVE THE DATE Cost: Free Elon Phoenix Day - September 2009 Registration: by July 27 Health & Wellness Fair - October 2009 At: alamancechamber.com Economic Summit - October 2009 www.TheCarolinaCor ridor.com 13 chamber C O N N E C T I O N 14 www.TheCarolinaCor ridor.com summer 09 Ribbon Cuttings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 1. Argy’s Diner 2. ARMC- Mebane Cancer Center 3. Cox Toyota- 40th Anniversary The chamber partners with 4. Gregory Poole Equipment Company 5. J&L Bicycle Company Alamance Magazine to bring you 6. Mathnasium of Burlington 7. Fibrenew of Central NC, Inc. Ribbon Cutting announcements. 8. National Agents Alliance 9. New Millennium Fitness 10. Piedmont Fish and Reptile 11. Roughton Nickelson De Luca Architects, P.A. 12. Senior’s Medical Supply The above ribbon cuttings were 13. Sheetz 14. Solis Women’s Health 15. Walgreen’s celebrated between Feb. & April 2009. www.TheCarolinaCor ridor.com 15 “It's good to have lunch with women that have WORKING WOMEN’S more on their minds than what's for lunch.”…. Dr. Johnetta Cole WEDNESDAYS Affordable Professional Development Working Women’s Wednesdays ends 6th season with Fashion Show! Kicks off 7th season on August 26th featuring State Treasurer Janet Cowell. Designed and directed by the Women’s Resource Center with major sponsorship from Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council, Alamance Regional Medical Center, AT&T, Times-News, Gilliam, Coble & Moser LLP and Kernodle Clinic. There’s no need to travel outside of the county to hear the best professional leaders in business, education and government. Working Women’s Wednesdays brings it all together with dynamic speakers and proven leaders sharing information on a variety of topics. On June 24, Meg Thomas, owner of My Overstock Boutique, will present a fashion show at Alamance Country Club for Working Women’s Wednesday with the theme of “Recipe Women’s for Success: Dressing for Work on a Budget.” The ingredients: savvy women, designer clothing, bargains, smart accessories, professional advice. Results: Smart dressing for the workplace on a budget! Located in Mebane, NC, My Overstock Boutique’s 7800 square ft. warehouse is full of Resource literally thousands of pieces of NEW designer women’s clothing. More information about My Overstock Boutique can be found online at www.myoverstockboutique.com. Center in Alamance County State Treasurer Janet Cowell, the first woman to win the post in North Carolina and our state fiscal advisor, will talk about the current financial condition in North Carolina. Cowell and her staff oversee more than $70 billion in state investments. Her expertise in government operation comes from hands-on experience as a member of the Raleigh City Council and the North Carolina Senate. Cowell is at the forefront of economic development in North Carolina, serving Additional sponsors include Ameriprise as chair of the State Banking Commission and on the boards of State Education and Community Financial Services, Inc., CAI – Capital Colleges. An investment professional, Cowell earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Associated Industries, Carolina Bank, Custom Made Screen & Digital, Glen Business and a master’s degree in International Studies from the Lauder Institute. Raven, Inc., Randolph Bank, Solgarden, Monthly meetings are held from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm over lunch at Alamance County Club. Individual STOUT STUART McGOWEN & KING LLP, meeting reservations are $28 for non-members and $23 for WRC members. WRC memberships are available The Anderson Center, and Wishart online at www.wrcac.org. Prepaid reservations are required to attend WWW and must be made by the Norris Henninger & Pittman, PA Friday preceding the luncheon date. Reserve your seat by calling WRC at 227.6900 or visit www.wrcac.org.