By Donna Ashworth

Banister Bend Farm

Andrew Wall

PO Box 1069

Chatham, VA 24531

434-656-3887

 

The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia

Mal Rorrer

641 Main Street

Danville, VA 24541

434-793-1554

Attorneys

 

Danville Gastroenterology Center PC

Dr. Mukesh Patel

501 Rison Street, Suite 130

Danville, VA 24541

434-791-1152

Physicians & Surgeons

 

Martinsville DuPont Credit Union

Lori Hairfield

PO Box 2158

Martinsville, VA 24113

800-475-6328

Banks, Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

 

Wellington Film Group / Von Wellington Photography

Von Wellington

308 Craghead Street 

Danville, VA 24541

434-770-3553

Photography/Studio

By Laurie Moran

The Launch Place introduced CirrusWorks, Inc., the newest recipient of a $250,000 investment, at a recent press conference. The Arlington-based CirrusWorks will expand its operations into Danville. It initially will locate across the hall from the Launch Place’s Danville office. Read more… 

 

Four Seasons Pest Control has relocated to 3322 U.S. 29 in Danville. According to owner John Adkins, the company had outgrown its former location of 2409 Franklin Turnpike. Read more… 

 

Lawrence Distributing Co. marked 60 years of business with a company party for more than 90 people recently. Read more… 
 

Danville-headquartered American National Bank recently received the second annual 2013 Raymond James Community Bankers Cup award. The award recognizes the top 10 percentile of community banks nationwide. Read more…

Danville is going to have an exciting FREE event on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Community Market in Danville VA. Although the event is free, registration is required as there will be an abundant amount of activities for all ages. Health Screenings will be provided as well as instructional demonstrations.  The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research’s STEM Mobile Lab will be onsite, The Danville Science Center will host 3 programs: Perfect Little Planet @ 11:00 a.m. for age 5-12; Cosmic Journey at 1:00 pm for ages 8 and up and Flight of the Butterflies at 3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome! Please post and share the attached flyers. To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comprehensive-services-csa-day-2014-tickets-10998527893

 

Shannon Hair, executive director of the Danville Community College Educational Foundation, will receive statewide recognition at the Virginia Association of Fund Raising Executive’s Annual Awards Luncheon slated for April 8 in Richmond. Read more…

Danville Regional Medical Center is celebrated Certified Nurses Day (Wednesday, March 19) by honoring its board certified nurses. Read more…

Pittsylvania County Schools just received a $669,100 grant from the Danville Regional Foundation to support its new STEM Academy. Read more…

Averett University’s new viewbook and accompanying materials aimed at traditional undergraduates recently won a Gold medal and “Best of Show: Total Recruitment Program” at the 29th annual Educational Advertising Awards competition, sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report. Read more…

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research has given its website, www.ialr.org, a makeover as part of its rebranding. Read more…

The Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) that oversees the safety accreditation program for cooperatives in a three- state area has recognized Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) for reaching the 500,000-hour mark with no lost-time accidents. Read more…

Linda Sokos, an infection preventionist at Danville Regional Medical Center, was recently selected to speak at the National Learning and Action Network's Healthcare Sustainability Summit. Read more…

Free public Wi-Fi has arrived. City Manager Joe King said the City of Danville decided to offer this amenity through its nDanville fiber optic cable network to attract visitors to the River District and spur economic development. Read more…

Averett University is hosting an Autism Awareness Expo for parents, families, caregivers and professionals who have or work with autistic children on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Grant Center on our North Campus. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the Autism Awareness Expo contact Hamlin at 434-791-7240 or email her at jhamlin@averett.edu.

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently won a contract to provide voice, data network and telecommunications infrastructure services to the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, Va., and the Marine Corps Barracks in Washington, D.C., that could be worth up to $8.5 million over the next two years. 

Townes Funeral Home was selected to be on the cover of the third edition of Southern Calls, which is a magazine launched last fall for the funeral profession and is currently distributed in the southern part of the United States with plans to eventually to be distributed in all 50 states.  I feel honored that our funeral home was selected and was featured in a 10 page spread in the magazine.  The story line focused on a Legacy of Compassionate Service since 1892, as well as my career in funeral service which expands nearly 45 years.

You can help stop the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.  The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®— the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research, will be on September 27. Start or join a team today. Call or email Jane Massie (434) 845-8540 or jmassie@alz.org.

The Big Launch Challenge 2014 is the first annual venture between The Launch Place and First Flight Venture Center.  Two states, two innovative partners and ONE BIG LAUNCH CHALLENGE!! Read more…

 

By Donna Ashworth

Recently at the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, Jeffrey V. Haley, American National Bank & Trust Co., was appointed to their board of directors and Ben Davenport, Chairman, First Piedmont Corporation was appointed to co-chair their workforce & education committee.

Traci Petty has been appointed as the new Director of Community Impact and Operations for the United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County . Read more…

Michael L. Harrington has been named the new Chief Operating Officer at Danville Regional Medical Center. Read more…

Ronnie F. Moore has been named senior vice president and market president for American National Bank’s Eastern Region, which includes South Boston, Gretna and Chatham. Read more…

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Averett University’s aeronautics program the ability to certify its graduates for the restricted flight hour Airline Transport Pilot rating. Read more…

T. Brent Gammon has joined the law firm of Daniel, Medley & Kirby, P.C. in an associate attorney position after more than six years of law practice in Daytona Beach, Fla. Read more…

The Danville Family YMCA is seeing significant progress toward the completion of the new $15.3 million facility. Read more…

Piedmont Access to Health Services
— PATHS — is expanding its Danville offices with a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant is one of 25 given nationwide, says PATHS CEO Kay Crane. Read more…

The West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board has announced the hiring of local residents Tyler Freeland and Philip Wenkstern. Read more…

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region
is now accepting applications for two education funds. Applications are available from The Community Foundation’s website http://www.cfdrr.org/ or by calling (434) 793-0884. The deadline for all applications to be received is March 6. Read more…

The developers of the Pemberton Lofts will begin phase two of construction this month and will soon start on another residential River District project on Craghead Street. Read more…

A United States patent has been awarded to Paul Benenati, a research technician at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. Read more…

First State Bank
announced that the Bank has been certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) by the US Treasury Department CDFI Fund. Read more…

Mid-Atlantic Broadband
celebrates 10 Years and offers new service in Halifax. Read more…

Prudential Waterfront Properties
is pleased to announce Lori Shultz-Moore, Associate Broker, has recently joined their sales team.

Southern States Cooperative
was recognized by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, with a bronze level certification as a part of the Virginia Values Veterans program. Read more…

On April 12 and 13 Averett University will host the 2014 Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) National Championships. Read more…