By Donna Ashworth

Thank you to the following businesses and organizations that renewed their membership investment between July 01, 2014 -  August 30, 2014:


Abercrombie Physical Therapy, P.C.

Adams, Elmore and Fisk, PLC

Advanced Building Technologies Incorporated

Alan Dalton Photography

All Metal and Auto Recycling

Alliance for Progress in Southern Virginia

Allied Supply Corporation of Danville

Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter

American Red Cross, Piedmont Virginia Chapter - Danville Office

Amthor International, Inc.

Angle Eye Center

Annie's House Adult Day Care Center / Shelia Isom Ministries, Inc.

The Arc of Southside

Arlene's Closet LLC

Ashbrook Audiology & Hearing Aid Centers, Inc.

B & W Floral Designs Inc.

Badcock & More Home Furniture


Blackwell Automotive, Inc.

Blankenship & Davis Opticians

Carini's Italian Grill & Pizzeria

Carlisle School

Centech Service Corporation

Chatmoss Cablevision, Inc.

City of Danville

Dr. Nancy Coppic Clark

Clerk of Circuit Court Danville, Virginia

Community Improvement Council, Inc.

Computer Clinic Inc.

Core Physical Therapy

Courtyard by Marriott

Daly Seven, Inc.

Danville Area Association for Arts & Humanities

Danville Paint & Supply Co.

Danville Ready Mix

Gardner, Barrow, Sharpe & Pearson, P.C.

Garrett's Tax Service

Giles-Flowerland and Caterers

Global Food Connection, Inc.

Golden Leaf Bistro

Goodyear Auto Service Center

Gretna Health & Rehabilitation Center

Gretna Little Theatre, Inc.

Hajoca Corporation

Hampton Inn

Donna F. Helton, DDS, PC

Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment of VA, Inc.

The Homeplace Vineyard, Inc.

Hughes Marine Service, Inc.

Integrated Technology Group, Inc.

JTI Leaf Services, LLC

The Launch Place


Matthews Sanitation Services, LLC

Meadows Service Center, Inc.

Mount Hermon Animal Clinic

Negril, Inc.

N'Tended For Kids, Inc. - Dance Too & Merle Norman Cosmetics

Old Dutch Supermarkets

Peace Haven Personal Care Services

Piedmont Credit Union

Piney Forest Healthcare Center

Pittsylvania County

R. Frank Fox, Jr. Business Management Consultant

Reynolds-Clark Development, Inc.

Riverside Dry Cleaning, Inc.

Riverside Roof Truss, LLC

Claudette S. Robertson, P.C.

ServPro of Lynchburg

Sherwood House Furniture

SleepyGoat Cheese

Smith Funeral Services, Inc.

Social Security Administration

Southern States Co-Operative-Danville

Southside Electric Coop.

TekaByte, Inc.

Verizon Wireless Zone

Vintages by the Dan

Virginia Museum of Natural History

Wayne Wilson & Company

W. A. Wells & Associates

Westover Christian Academy

Williams Transportation and Storage, Inc.

By Donna Ashworth

We proudly announce the most recent members to the Chamber of Commerce. Please welcome them with your business and support:


ADD Equipment Inc.

Addison Blair                                                                          

1123 Valley Road

PO Box 476

Gretna, VA 24557

(434) 656-2440



Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History                     

Cara Burton

975 Main Street

Danville, VA 24541


Attractions, Museums & Recreation


Deb’s Gospel Café LLC            

Deborah Ettah

1067 Piney Forest Road

Danville, VA 24540

(434) 548-8882

Restaurant & Catering


FCS, Incorporated                                                                  

Conrad Smith

527 Main Street

Danville, VA 24541

(434) 489-4342

Janitorial & Air Duct System Cleaning


Simpson Funeral Museum                                           

Bill Simpson

16 South Main Street

PO Box 1179

Chatham, VA 24531


Attractions, Museums & Recreation


Vista Clinical Diagnostics                                           

Brian Mills

3303-C North Main Street

Danville, VA 24540

(434) 214-6009


The Wendell Scott Foundation, Inc.                                        

Warrick F. Scott, Sr.                                       

P.O. Box 3734

Danville, VA 24543

(434) 533-0097


By Donna Ashworth

To help innovative entrepreneurs expedite the early stages of their start-up development process, The Launch Place established an investment initiative called the Pre-Seed Investment Program to further these entrepreneurs’ market and product validation and/or business model refinement. Read more…

FoodortunityTM - The opportunity to have a donation made to the food charity of your choice brought to you by CIT! Let us know which food charity you would like for us to support. We will be donating $10,000 to the charity that gets the most votes, $5,000 to the first runner-up, and $2,500 to the second runner-up. Voting will continue through 5 pm EDT on August 29.  The winners will be announced on September 13. Read more to vote.

Danville Regional Medical Center recently announced the addition of Robin Clark as its new director of medical/surgical services on July 27. Read more…

Infinity Global, Inc., a provider of branded packaging solutions for the luxury retail segment, announces the appointment of W. Huntington Byrnes as General Counsel, effective July 28, 2014. Read more… Also, Infinity Global recently named Anil Kumar as Vice President of Finance, effective June 30, 2014. Read more…

Annie Martinie has joined the Danville Regional Foundation team as a senior program officer. Read more…

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Mike Payne, a long-serving staff member at Hargrave Military Academy, has been named Hargrave’s commandant of cadets. Read more…

 Dr. Brian W. Zagol, a local cardiologist currently practicing at Cardiology Consultants of Danville, recently completed an interventional cardiology fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center where he earned the honor of being named Interventional Cardiology Fellow of the Year. Read more…

Certified Elder Law Attorney Robert W. Haley — with The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia — has been named to the 2014 Virginia Super Lawyers list. Read more…

Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently announced the appointment of Danville resident Missy Neff Gould to the Virginia Tobacco Commission. Gould works as Market Director of Community and Government Relations for LifePoint Hospitals in Southern Virginia which includes Danville Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville. Read more… 

Two new staff members have joined Commonwealth Physical Therapy in Danville. Brock McFarland, a recent graduate of Pima Medical Institute in Denver, joined the rehab team as a physical therapy assistant in May. Dr. Dan Morgan joined the clinic’s team earlier in July as a physical therapist and athletic trainer. Read more…

American National Bank and Trust Co. has announced that Bob Nadler will be the bank’s senior vice president of trust and investment services. Read more…

 The Danville Regional Foundation is revamping its Make It Happen grant program — now offering up to $25,000 for organizations to improve the quality of life in the Dan River Region. Read more…

The Southern Virginia Education Center in South Boston is offering assessments and training for the Manufacturing Technician 1 certification. Read more…

Compressed Air Best Practices® Magazine interviewed Michael Jones, Corporate Energy Team Leader, from Intertape Polymer Group (IPG). Congratulations on being named a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency! Read more…

 The Virginia Museum of Natural History and the City of Waynesboro, in partnership with the Center for Coldwaters Restoration, recently announced that they have successfully raised $50,000 to fund the development of a master plan for a proposed VMNH natural science interpretive facility in Downtown Waynesboro. Read more…

Rick Barker Properties is developing 554 Craghead Street, in the heart of Danville's River District, into Class A office space. The 7000 square feet first floor has been leased to Supply Resources (SRI), for its new corporate headquarters, leaving 14,000 square feet available for the second and third floor office development. Read more…

Sky Valley Foods, a North Carolina-based maker of natural and organic sauces and salad dressings, announced that it is relocating to Airside Industrial Park in the City of Danville, where the company expects to expand its business and add new product lines. Read more…

With award-winning exhibits and a variety of programs and activities for visitors of all ages, the Virginia Museum of Natural History is a great destination for groups of all sizes and age groups. With the new “10 for 10” program, groups of 10 or more can now receive group admission and lunch for only $10 per person! To accommodate various groups, we ask that you book your package at least 10 days prior to your visit. To book your 10 for 10 visit, please call 276-634-4147 or email

Danville Science Center’s Digital Dome Theater will welcome five new giant screen films to its lineup this year. Transport back in time, tumble with pandas in bamboo forests and take a wild ride through the solar system with these dynamic new shows. Read more…

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that their partnership with the Danville Regional Foundation will continue.  DRF has committed $750,000 over the next three years to support area organizations through their competitive grant cycle.  The Community Foundation has made over $4,000,000 in grants with assistance from the Danville Regional Foundation since their first partnership in 2008.  These funds have allowed the Community Foundation to improve and enrich the Dan River Region by providing needed assistance to local organizations.