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Posted on: June 1, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Events set for ‘Business Appreciation Week’

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The Danville Office of Economic Development, Pittsylvania County Economic Development and the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce will hold a series of events next week as part of “Business Appreciation Week.”

The events will include a mix of workshops, networking opportunities and social activities designed to support and celebrate local businesses and manufacturers for choosing to locate, invest and grow in the region.

A schedule is below:

  • Access to Capital and Business Loans: Monday, June 5, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., 527 Bridge St., Suite 200, Danville. Having capital to start or grow a business is essential, but access to capital, managing business finances, and navigating the sources of capital can be challenging. Ted Laws, commercial lender at American National Bank, shares information about financing options available to startups. Sponsored by The Launch Place. Breakfast provided. No cost, but please register with Regina Haynes at or 434-799-5491.
  • Free Workshop: GrowthWheel — Make Decisions. Take Action: Monday, June 5, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the RCATT building, 121 Slayton Ave., Room 115, Danville. Learn how to design an action plan to grow your business while still keeping up with your daily business routines. Sponsored by the Longwood Small Business Development Center. No cost, but please register at
  • 4th Annual River District Association Scavenger Hunt: Tuesday, June 6, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Danville River District, starting at JTI Fountain. Pick up a ’game sheet’ at the JTI Fountain, visit the merchants listed for a chance to win $500 in River District dollars! Drawing will take place at 7:30 p.m. Must be present to win!! Enjoy a live D.J., free ice cream and free drinks. Sponsored by Middle Border Forward, PATHS, Solex Architecture, Daniel, Medley, & Kirby, P.C. Attorneys at Law, YMCA, Meredith Gravely School of Dance, River District Lofts, Vintages by the Dan, Danville Regional Medical Center, HD Web Design, Elliott Electric, Piedmont Printing & Graphics, Alliance, Danville Public Schools, All-Virginia Title & Escrow Inc., and BB&T Scott & Stringfellow.
  • Networking and Appreciation Breakfast: Wednesday, June 7, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. (floating) at the Noblis Center for Applied High Performance Computing, 527 Bridge St., Suite 310, Danville. Learn more about RASMAS, the Noblis healthcare recall service, and see the Cray XMT2 Supercomputer. Sponsored by the Southern Piedmont Technology Council (SPTC). No cost, but please register at
  • Tap into Danville: (invitation only) Thursday, June 8, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Ballad Brewing, 600 Craghead St., Danville. Local Industries can connect and network with other managers in the River District’s newest brewery.

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