Get your Cling On
Yadkin Valley Chamber
116 East Market Street
P.O. Box 496 • Elkin, N.C.
Fax: (336) 526-1879
Email: [email protected]
Volume 15, Edition 2 • Summer 2013
See page 4 for details.
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1st qtr Heroes
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we set high standards for
our employees. Those who unself-
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are often considered heroes by the
clients they serve. Our Hero of the
Year Program is designed to honor
our Heroes on the Home Front and
provide them with the recognition
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Chamber members introduce themselves and get to know new President Myra Cook.
Chamber members and Ambassadors gather with their new President Myra Cook at Fairfield Inn.
y first days in the Yadkin Valley have
been full of meeting members, learning my way around and falling in love with
the area. It is going to be so easy to call
the Yadkin Valley home for my dog HarleyDavidson and I.
During the interview process many visions were discussed, all very exciting. I
love the idea of the Yadkin River being a
tourist destination. Can’t you just see families rafting down the river, getting out and
walking to a meal at a local restaurant and
shopping? One of my passions is the Overmountain Victory Trail, which I am a lifetime member. Promoting the varied trails
we have to different groups and getting
them here for meetings, lodging and eating
is something I look forward to.
I am quickly finding out the Yadkin Valley is
a paradise we need to share with the world, or
as a friend of mine said “Your description of
the Yadkin Valley makes me think you’ve fallen
into a Hallmark card”.
Stop by and see me to say hello and share
Mrya D Cook
President of the Yadkin Valley Chamber
Mrya D Cook, President of the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce.
he Yadkin Valley
Chamber of Commerce
now has membership
window clings instead of
our annual plaque inserts.
Either Myra or I will visit you
and bring you your cling.
We want to thank you for
being a Valued Member and
always feel free to come in
and talk. We do value you,
your ideas and suggestions.
Misty D Matthews – Office Manager
Chamber Newsletter, Summer 2013 — Page 5
from East Wilkes
Houston Parks form Elkin High School
YVUF presents the first Triple C scholarships
The Yadkin Valley United Fund is proud
to support over 25 non-profits in Surry,
Yadkin and Wilkes counties. For more
than 55 years, Yadkin Valley United Fund
has been a leader and trusted partner in
improving lives, tackling key community
social issues, and making a lasting impact. Collectively nobody does more for
children, families, and seniors in our community than the agencies supported by
Yadkin Valley United Fund.
For this reason we feel the need to
educate, encourage and promote the
importance of community service in
our future generations. The Board of
Basic Finance, Inc.
Directors of the YVUF was proud to
present the first Triple C scholarships in
the hope of creating a legacy of young
people who care about their community.
Triple “C” stands for caring individuals
giving back to the community by staying committed to community needs.
These students embody these qualities
and we are proud to award the 2013
YVUF scholarship to Samuel Stone
from Starmount High School, Houston
Parks form Elkin High School and Anna
Reeves from E Wilkes.
We look forward to the promising future of these three outstanding students!
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Businesses Supplying Teachers
Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce
Is Pleased To Sponsor an Office Donations Program
To Benefit Local Teachers with Needed Classroom Supplies
In Recent Years, funding for teaching supplies has
diminished. Oftentimes, teachers purchase classroom
supplies out-of-pocket. As businesses, we can help!
Elkin Elementary truly appreciates the support of our community as
we prepare to start another great school year! The school supplies
we receive from local businesses helps students start their school
year prepared. When students feel prepared, their confidence rises,
which directly impacts their success! Your support helps make this
happen! – Beth Payne, Elkin City Schools
• Donations will be accepted at the Yadkin
Valley Chamber of Commerce, Walgreens
in Elkin, Elkin Town Hall, CMS Insurance
of Elkin, Jonesville Town Hall, Elkin
Tribune, Basin Creek Realty and Century
21 Hudspeth Properties and anywhere you
see the bag.
Thanks in advance for
supporting this great cause!
Celebrating 66 years of excellence
Chamber Newsletter, Summer 2013 — Page 7
Yadkin Valley Bank announces rebranding
ELKIN — We are pleased to announce
that Yadkin Valley Bank and its divisions
of American Community Bank, Piedmont
Bank, High Country Bank, and Cardinal
State Bank have rebranded under the name
Yadkin Bank, effective May 28, 2013.
Joe Towell, President and CEO of Yadkin Bank, said, "As this Company has
grown, each entity has retained its original name, and we are proud of the strong
heritage in each of our legacy names. But
now is the right time to capitalize on the
synergy we can create by moving to one
brand and one name - Yadkin Bank."
In addition, our mortgage division and
brokerage subsidiary have also come under
the Yadkin name - Yadkin Mortgage and
Yadkin Wealth, respectively. The Company's ticker symbol has changed to YDKN
on NASDAQ to align with the new brand.
With 34 branches across North and
South Carolina, you can bank where you
are. You will continue to see the people
you know at your local branch, and you'll
continue to enjoy all of our convenient
products and services. More branches,
same roots. Welcome to Yadkin Bank!
About Yadkin Financial Corporation
Yadkin Financial Corporation is the holding company for Yadkin Bank, a full-service
community bank with 34 branches throughout its two regions in North Carolina and
South Carolina. The Western Region serves
Avery, Watauga, Ashe, Surry, Wilkes, Yadkin, and Iredell Counties. The Southern
Region serves Durham, Orange, Granville,
Mecklenburg, and Union Counties in North
Carolina, and Cherokee and York Coun-
Chamber Ambassadors visit some businesses in the area showing their appreciation.
ties in South Carolina. The Bank provides
mortgage-lending services through its
mortgage division, Yadkin Mortgage, headquartered in Greensboro, NC. Securities
brokerage services are provided by Yadkin
Wealth, Inc., a Bank subsidiary with four
offices located in the branch network. Yadkin Financial Corporation’s website is www.
yadkinbank.com. Yadkin shares are traded
on NASDAQ under the symbol YDKN.
Excited to be back in Elkin
Proudly serving Yadkin Valley
area since 1987.
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Chamber Ambassadors visit
some businesses in the area
Thank you Yadkin Valley Area for voting
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Scenes from the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival
The Yadkin Valley Wine Festival has had many fun traditions since it's beginning in 2002. The most notable perhaps is the appearance every year of Bacchus; the Roman God of Wine and his
daughter Alexa "princess of the Grapes". Played by Gary Maxey and his daughter in real life Alexa Maxey this wonderful tradition has allowed the Yadkin Valley to watch the princess grow up.
Chamber Newsletter, Summer 2013 — Page 11
Thank you to our 2013 Yadkin Valley Wine Festival volunteers
Ann Marie Hardy
Betty Sue Johnson
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Belk held a birthday
party on Wednesday
May 29th celebrating
125 years in business.
Belk celebrates 125 years
opened in 1888, Belk has been committed to providing modern southern style and value to each
customer,” said Baskerville. “What has made
Belk successful are people like you. Each and every customer, each and every associate, and each
and every one of our business partners are the
foundation to Belk
“I, like many of
you, grew up in
this area,” said Dr.
chair of the Yadkin
Valley Chamber of
of us remember the
Belk as it was located in another part
of town. We know
that Belk always
stood for quality
products…we always went back to
Belk because we all
want to be part of
superintenLoan Production Office
1328 north Bridge Street Elkin
526-1803 [email protected]
has been a tremenwww.surreybank.com
dous partner at
helping the Elkin
“I want to thank
Belk for standing
by Elkin by giving
us a great place to
shop,” said Elkin
Hutchens. “It’s a
Belk held a birthday party on Wednesday May
29th celebrating 125 years in business.
Customers began lining up in front of the Elkin
store as early as 8 a.m., and the first 100 customers received a gift card with a value up to $1,000.
“Ever since the first Belk department store first
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• Air Compressors
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• Saws & Drills
• Plumbing & Drills
• Tables, Tent, Chairs
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Chamber Newsletter, Summer 2013 — Page 13
opens Elkin office
ART for HOMES creations from previous years
Calling artists and crafters!
Once again it’s time for Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity’s ART for HOMES.
This fundraiser invites local artists to participate in creating art from items donated to the
Habitat ReStore. The sky’s the limit on what
media or methods can be used: paint a chair!
deconstruct a toaster! tile a table! or wherever the imagination leads. The finished project
is then auctioned off at our annual ART for
HOMES celebration in September.
The nitty-gritty details: Items may be
selected from the Habitat ReStore with a
value not to exceed $50. ReStore staff will
assist and must approve the item chosen.
(If you later choose not to participate, you
may purchase the item or return it to the
ReStore.) All ART is due to the ReStore by
September 7, 2013.
So, Artists, come by the ReStore at 102
East Market Street in Elkin to select your
item. We’re open Tuesday through Saturday,
10 am to 5 pm. And all friends of Habitat, plan
to join us this fall at the ART for HOMES auction and celebration -- great music, food and
wine, and ART!
Questions? Call the Habitat ReStore at 5264663, or email [email protected]
ELKIN — Mike Brannock,
Vice President and CFO of
WorkForce Carolina, announces the opening of a branch
office at 1459 North Bridge
Street, Elkin. Headquartered
in Mount Airy, WorkForce
Carolina was founded by Teresa Lewis in 1987 and has additional offices in Yadkinville
and High Point. A fifth office
location is planned for Reidsville with a projected opening
date of July 1. WorkForce Carolina provides employment
services to businesses in the
Triad Region of North Carolina and professional direct
hire services in several states.
Angel Haynes has worked
for the local firm 11 years
and will manage the new
WorkForce Carolina was
previously located in Elkin for
20 years. “We look forward
to expanding our employee
base and serving new and
long-term Elkin clients”, said
Office hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Local residents are encouraged to apply
in person or online at workforcecarolina.com.
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On the Brink of New Heights
Rhythm On Main Dance Academy’s competition team The Rhythm Company is made up of 27 dancers ages
4-18 and attended three regional competitions this season.
Rhythm On Main has successful season
Rhythm On Main Dance Academy’s competition team The Rhythm Company is made up of
27 dancers ages 4-18 and attended three regional
competitions this season. They attended three
regional competitions: Boogie Fever’s Gear-Up
Dance Challenge on February 9th held in Elkin,
NC in conjunction with the Gear-Up Dance Convention, America’s National Dance Championships on March 22nd- 24th in Roanoke, VA, and
Ultimate Starz Dance Challenge on April 20th &
21st in Rock Hill, SC.
The Rhythm Company is currently the home
of four national title holders Pre-Teen Miss Ultimate Starz-Sydney Hayes, Teen Miss Dance
USA-Catie Walker, America’s Mini Miss Dance-
Reagan Gentle, and America’s Miss Dance-Hannah Thomas.
It was an awesome regional season for The
Rhythm Company. This summer they will attend
Boogie Fever’s USA National Dance Championships June 14th -16th hoping to bring home one
of the Super Grand National Championships for
the 3rd year in a row having won the Petite Super
Grand National Championship in 2011 & 2012.
Some soloist will also attend America’s Grand
National Dance Championships June 26th-30th.
For more information about The Rhythm
Company and Rhythm On Main Dance
Academy you can visit their website at www.
It is the beginning of a new era! Last year, I shared with you my vision
for our Chamber of Commerce and how I believed we were on the brink
of soaring to new heights to better serve our business community. Now,
at the end of my year of service as Chairman, I truly believe our past
year’s accomplishments, events, and celebrations have helped set the
tone for tremendous future actions. I would like to express my sincere
thanks to those who encouraged me to become a board member with our
Chamber of Commerce. As an educator, I have always seen the direct
correlation of an educated citizenry and a successful business community. I have had the pleasure to talk and work with many of you as we look
to increase the visibility and effectiveness of our business community. Each of you are to be commended for sharing your talents and expertise
in making our Chamber stronger, thusly, relating our efforts in making
our Chamber more personable and focused on making each business a
viable partner in the Yadkin Valley region. Of course, there is more work
to be done and I am confident that with Jerry Stroud, our incoming Executive Board Chairman, and the Executive Board members, our path
to impact our business community will continue to make our regional
community more focused on ways to better assist individual members.
It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as the Chamber Chair. I will continue to be an active member and reassure you of my promise to assist our business community in any way that I can. Strong
schools, businesses, and economic development will guarantee all of
us of the goal to make our community stronger and have positive impacts on our neighbors and families. I want to personally thank the
Executive Board team; Misty Matthews-who is to be commended for
her role in our recent transitional period; my school board for supporting me as I took on the task of Chamber leader; my wife Steva for her
support and presence at many of our events; and of course, each of you
as business leaders in our community, as we look to a better economic
future for the Yadkin Valley Region.
As I stated earlier, a new era has begun. I encourage each of you as
Chamber Members to talk to your friends and neighboring business
owners to join our team as we welcome Myra Cook as the Yadkin Valley
Chamber of Commerce President. It’s going to be an exciting time as she
brings knowledge, talent, a personal connectivity, and a vision for making our Chamber one of the best in North Carolina. So stay involved, be
an active member, share your dreams-goals-aspirations and be a part of
the transformation of the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Randy Bledsoe,
Outgoing Chamber Chair
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