2010 alive after five events - Granville County Chamber of Commerce
Volume 14, Issue 4
2010 ALIVE AFTER FIVE EVENTS
Thursday, May 13 • Thursday, August 26
Thursday, September 23
South Council Meeting.......................................... 2
Granville County Museum,
Brain Teasers Exhibit...................................... 2
Human Resource Committee................................ 2
Speed Networking Night ........................................ 2
Government Forum ................................................ 2
April Calendar of Events ...................................... 2
New Members.......................................................... 3
Website Advertising ................................................ 3
Speed Networking Event........................................ 3
Administrative Professional Luncheon ................ 3
2009 Small Business of Year
Nomination Are Due........................................ 3
Leading the Team .................................................. 4
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S
“The Granville County Chamber of
Commerce seeks to promote a
healthy economy with good business conditions, support good
government, improve community
relations and market services and
programs for Chamber members.”
124 Hillsboro Street PO Box 820
1598 NC Hwy. 56 PO Box 205
919.693.6125 or 919.528.4994
For the eighth consecutive year the Granville County Chamber of Commerce
is pleased to present “ALIVE AFTER FIVE” events. We have three exciting
evenings planned with very popular performing groups entertaining attendees.
The first event will be held Thursday, May 13, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. in
downtown Oxford’s parking lot on Littlejohn Street. JIM QUICK AND
COASTLINE BAND will be entertainers for the evening. In August the
southern Granville event will feature THE CASTAWAYS, and in September we
will have THE LEGENDS OF BEACH in Oxford.
About 60 volunteers are needed per event. Tasks for volunteers include:
checking ID’s, selling tickets and serving beverages. If you and your staff are
willing to volunteer, please call the Chamber — 693.6125 or 528.4994. We
would appreciate your assistance.
The Chamber’s website, www.granville-chamber.com, The Brightleaf
newsletter, newspapers and radio will have more details as the date approaches.
Mark your calendars now so you will not miss these fun events.
Background on “JIM QUICK AND COASTLINE BAND”
. . . May 13, Oxford
The buzz is on about Coastline. With their legions of fans known as Coastline
Crazies, the band travels all over performing more than 300 shows per year.
Coastline is one of the most sought-after acts on the road today, staying booked
over a year in advance. They have rapidly become a staple in Americana music.
The inimitable vocals and humorous antics of lead singer Jim Quick are
captivating and a perfect hybrid of every essence of soul. He has won more accolades than any other entertainer at the Carolina Music Awards. Guitarist Casey
Meyer is the blues boy in the band. Although the youngest member of Coastline
in regard to age, Casey slides on his guitar with the confidence and grace of his
many adored older mentors. He is the essence of Coastline’s roots. His partner in
crime, Albert Rogers on bass, comes to Coastline via The Band and Grayson
Hugh, not to mention Albert’s a great singer in his own right. The multi-talented
Glen Tippett rounds out this perfect culmination of musicians. This virtuoso is a
high trained saxophonist and keyboardist and completes this unique sound of the
Familiar recordings include: “Turn Me Over,” “Sweet Mama Do Right,”
“Sweat,” “Late At Night,” “She Poured It On,” “Swamps of the Old Santee,”
“Tiki Bar” and “My Little Lucy.” Most recent recordings which have surged the
band’s popularity are “My Big Sister’s Transitor Radio” and “Mama’s Drinkin’
MONDAY • APRIL 19TH • 12:00 NOON
AT BOB’S BARBECUE
A dutch-treat lunch will precede a
presentation by Granville County School’s
Superintendent Dr. Tim Farley as he discusses “The State of the Granville County
School System.” Dr. Farley has presented
a similar program which spurred interest
in having him give a presentation for the
South Council Meeting.
We will be meeting Monday, April 19th
at noon at Bob’s Barbecue in the private
dining room. Attendees may order lunch
In order for the Chamber staff to plan
appropriately, we ask that persons planning to attend contact one of the
Chamber’s offices — 528.4994, theresa
@granville-chamber.com; or 693.6125,
[email protected] by
Monday, April 12.
BRAIN TEASERS OPENS AT
GRANVILLE COUNTY MUSEUM
According to museum director Pam
Thornton, Brain Teasers 2 has opened at
the Harris Exhibit Hall. This exhibit, produced and toured by the Oregon Museum
of Science and Industry, offers 20 challenges for puzzle enthusiasts of all ages.
This brightly-colored exhibit encourages
parent-child interaction as families can
team up to solve the brain teasers or come
by yourself and have fun as well.
The museum hopes that many will get
to visit this exhibit, which will end on
May 15th. Remember that the older we
get the more important it is for us to use
HR COMMITTEE TO
CONVENE AT CERTAINTEED
Gail Birdsong and her staff at
CertainTeed will be hosting the April
Human Resource Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 15 at 12:00 noon at
their plant 200 CertainTeed Drive,
Oxford. Complete meeting details with
program topic, etc. will be forthcoming
in an email from the Chamber.
March’s meeting was held at
Carolina Sunrock’s Butner facility with
Felicia Sneed hosting. George Ports of
Capital Associated Industries was the
guest presenter. Committee members
were privy to a great time of networking, lunch and program thanks to
DON’T MISS THE NEXT ONE!!!
SPEED NETWORKING NIGHT
What an exciting event! It was the Chamber’s first “experience” with sponsoring
a speed networking event, and what an event it was!
Ambassadors Chairman Hal Muetzel began the evening by giving an overview of
speed networking — process, rules of the road, example, rotation process and round one.
During the break, participants enjoyed sharing what they didn’t know that they learned
from others during the first round.
Participants were: Clareese Moss, Shortcakes Embroidery; Jill Hoffman, Vocational
Rehab; Mike McConchie, Action Coach; Doan Laursen, Goose River Farm; Ann Tyson,
Gentle Touch Salon; Jay Dalton, Mutual of Omaha; Fred Heath, Vacuum Cleaner
Solutions; Wayne McGohan, Oxford Lions Club; Shenna Shotwell, Creedmoor Wellness
Center; Yvonne Scott, Fonville Morisey Realty; Carolyn Wilson, Lewis Electric of
Oxford; Lee Humphries, Lee Humphries Realty; Fred Frizzle, Fred Frizzle Realty; Jayme
Currin, American Dream Properties and Dedra Yancey, Aflac. Ambassadors assisting
were Larry Wilson, Sheila Owen and Susie Lee.
Speed networking is an effective method to provide exposure, name recognition and
build strong and lasting business relationships and referrals within the local community
in a high-touch, low-cost environment. The objective of the event is to make as many
quality business contacts as possible, communicate with others vital information about
your business and learn as much as possible about theirs to provide future referrals in a
time limited format.
Each encounter lasted 3 minutes. A single bell signaled the beginning of the first 1.5
minutes and a double bell denoted that the 1.5 minutes were up and the partner should
begin their sharing. A single, louder bell denoted that all networking stopped and one
partner rotated to the next encounter.
As Muetzel noted, “remember the power of networking comes from not only what
you can personally do to help another person’s business, but the people and the contacts
you know in your circle of influence!”
Attendees were interested in continuing the events quarterly. Be aware of the next
Speed Networking and plan to be a participant.
GOVERNMENT FORUM . . . APRIL 9TH
Shields Blackwell, Director of the Granville Education Foundation, is doing a wonderful job as Chairperson of the Government Forum group. She announces that the
Friday, April 9th meeting will be held at the Granville County Cooperative Extension
Office — 208 Wall Street in Oxford — at 8:00 a.m. Extension Director, Paul Westfall,
will give a program on the many facets of the work that the Extension staff is doing.
We hope that interested Chamber members will want to join the group for this interesting program and great time of networking with others. Plan to join us!
APRIL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
12 12:00 noon
13 8:00 a.m.
15 12:00 noon
15 6:30 pm
17 - May 1
Holiday — Good Friday
Granville Education Foundation Meeting
Chamber’s Board of Directors Meeting
Human Resource Committee Meeting
Leadership Granville Graduation
NCDOT’s Spring 2010 Litter Sweep
Granville Education Foundation’s
Administrative Professionals Days
Deadline to receive Small Business
Granville County Schools
VGCC’s South Campus
VGCC - South Campus
Henderson Country Club
We are oh so pleased to announce a
new manufacturing company has joined
the Chamber — SHALAG US, INC. The
company, located just outside Oxford near
the former Lenox plant, will be operating
three (3) shifts, 7 days a week, 24 hours a
day. General Manager Jeff Harari and
HR Manager Judy Thompson will be
involved with our Chamber. Their contact
information is: P.O. Box 225, Oxford;
919.690.020; 919.690.0370 fax; [email protected]
shalagusa.com. We welcome SHALAG as
a Chamber member and look forward to
working with them.
CROSCILL, a distribution and warehousing facility for home furnishings,
located at 200 NE Outer Loop Road in
Oxford is a new Chamber member. The
facility is open 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
daily. Mike Atkinson is the Chamber’s
contact person. Visit their website for
information at www.croscill.com, or, contact them at 919.956.6367; 919.603.1976
fax; or [email protected]
Thank you for joining the Granville
County Chamber of Commerce.
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Granville County Chamber of Commerce
Support Our Chamber Members;
They Support Our Community
The Chamber is offering a way for
businesses to advertise on their website,
www.granville-chamber.com. A committee
headed by Chamber President Linda Taylor
has met with our website provider to
determine an opportunity for Chamber
The levels of advertising are as follows:
PLATINUM: A rectangular banner
advertisement centered at the top of the
home page. Several ads will rotate every 2
to 3 seconds. This will include the ability
to click on and be directed to the advertiser’s website.
GOLD: A large advertisement would
be placed in the upper right corner. It
would rotate every 2 to 3 seconds.
SILVER: A business card-size advertisement (on a separate page) listed in a
prominent place on the website.
BRONZE: These advertisements would
be placed on a calendar page, limited to 2
or 3 ads. They would appear on a block
where there is no event listed, each month
for one year.
For an application and additional information, please contact one of the
Chamber’s offices at 528.4994; [email protected]
granville-chamber.com; 693.6125; [email protected]
2009 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
ARE DUE APRIL 22
Chamber members are encouraged to nominate a business to
be recognized as the Granville County Small Business of the
Year for 2009. Award criteria and forms are available on the
Chamber’s website, www.granvillechamber.com and newsletter
Our Chamber, along with Warren, Franklin and Vance County
Chambers, as well as the Small Business Center of Vance Granville
Community College, will sponsor a Small Business Luncheon on
Thursday, May 6 from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Henderson
Country Club. Our speaker will be Joyce Siler on “18 Common
Mistakes Small Business Owners Make.”
Additional reminders will follow. Watch for details, nominate a
Granville County business and plan to attend!
JOIN US AND TREAT
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21 • 12:00 NOON
HENDERSON COUNTRY CLUB
The four area Chambers (Granville,
Franklin, Vance and Warren), along with
VGCC’s Small Business Center, are again
sponsoring a luncheon on Administrative
Professionals Day, April 21, to recognize
and honor these employees.
We hope owners and managers will
treat their employees to lunch and a great
program at the Henderson Country Club,
beginning at 12:00 noon.
VGCC’s Small Business Center is
sponsoring our guest presenter, John
Formica, whose topic will be “How Do
You Deal with Work When All of Your Sick
Days Are Used?”
John Formica is a trainer, professional
speaker and coach who specializes in
leadership development, personal and
employee performance, improved communications, team building, and customer
service. Prior to starting his own training
and coaching firm, John held numerous
top management positions with service
industry leaders, including Walt Disney
World Resorts, Hyatt Hotels and Sunrise
Senior Living, Inc.
During his ten years at the Walt Disney
World Resort in Orlando, John managed
their top luxury resort properties and implemented Disney’s philosophy on creating
a superior customer experience-based
management, to lead his team to achieve
the highest guest satisfaction ratings
among all Disney World Resort hotels.
Today, John’s 30 years of professional
leadership in the service industry brings a
worth of knowledge, high energy and
practical, not theory, hands-on experiences to his workshops, keynotes and presentations. As a result, he has coached
hundreds of leaders, produced first-class
customer experiences for all types of businesses and organizations, and assisted
teams in achieving goals related to leadership, customer service and employee performance.
The cost to attend is $15 per person.
Contact our offices by April 14th for reservations: Wanda, 693.6125 or Theresa,
Leading the Team
LEADERS generally possess qualities no
matter their personal style. Successful leaders
Respectful and respected
Happy in their jobs
Excellent problem solvers
Able to keep the big picture in sight
Providers of focused, frequent feedback to
• Focused on the company mission as well as
Granville County Chamber of Commerce
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• Committed to their people
and to the company
• Stimulated by
• Credible, honest and
• Constantly striving
• Able to cope
with job pressures
Reflect on the attributes above. Select three
characteristics that you feel really good about in
your leadership style and circle them. Now select
three characteristics that you feel you need to work
on and put a check by them. Hold these in your
mind over the next few weeks and seek to improve
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