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Posted on: May 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Events set for ‘Business Appreciation Week’

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In collaboration with the City of Danville Economic Development, the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, Pittsylvania County Economic Development and the River District Association, Business Appreciation Week will be celebrated June 3-7, 2019. With a tagline of Feel the Love, the region is planning events to show gratitude to businesses that have chosen to locate, invest and grow in the region. 

There are currently more than 3,100 employers in Danville and Pittsylvania County that provide jobs, contribute to our tax base and support the amenities that improve our quality of life.  With more than 39,000 people employed in Danville and Pittsylvania County, the region has a wide range of businesses including manufacturing, healthcare, retail, professional services, food services and restaurants, construction, finance, administrative, education, government, accommodations, recreation and entertainment, information technology and agriculture. 

As a celebration of the business community and their contributions to the region, a number of events are scheduled for Business Appreciation Week. See the list below and go to

Business Appreciation Week Begins!  

Saturday morning June 1, Business Appreciation Week starts at the Danville Farmers’ Market where you can complete a comment card to let local/regional merchants know what you LOVE about them.

At noon, continue on to the Bridge Street Food Truck Rodeo where additional comment card stations will be available. Take advantage of the opportunity to give a “shout out” for great service, selection or contributions to the community. Spread the LOVE by filling out comment cards all week long during BAW events!

 Monday, June 3

Business on Tour/Opening Reception – 5:30-7 p.m. 527 Bridge Street, Danville.

Don’t miss this chance to see how former tobacco warehouses have been transformed and are being utilized by innovative companies. Noblis, The Launch Place, and the recently relocated River District Association invite you to see where they operate and what they do. Explore your LOVE! 

Registration required, or 434.836.6990

Tuesday, June 4 

Energy Savings Strategies – 4-5 p.m. 109 Bridge Street, Danville (River District Tower’s Vista Conference Room). Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) discussion on efficient energy usage at your business with ways to save energy and costs.  Danville Utilities will also provide a project update. Enter a drawing to have AEE visit your business for a free energy audit!!  Networking follows at Cotton at Riverside Mill.

Registration required, or 434.836.6990

 Handmade or Homegrown! – 4-6:30 p.m. Visit the Chatham Competition Alley Farmers’ Market showcasing market vendors, crafts and live music. Attend the Pittsylvania Pet Center’s Adopt-a-Pet Event and explore local shops and tour a historic landmark! Pose in front of the LOVE works mural and snap a selfie.

 Wednesday, June 5

Business at Breakfast – 7:30-8:30 a.m. The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, 150 Slayton Avenue, Danville. Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and Pittsylvania County Sherriff Mike Taylor will focus on strategies to keep your business safe, including your facilities, your colleagues and your information. $20/person. Registration required, or 434.836.6990

 Town of Hurt Meet and Greet – 9-11 a.m. Roosevelt Mattox Park (Rain location: Hurt Town Hall) Networking opportunity for local businesses, with donuts, coffee and juice provided. LOVE Commerce!

Thursday, June 6

The Tobacco Commission comes to Danville!  10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, 150 Slayton Avenue, Danville.  The public is invited to attend the Full Commission meeting and see this valuable economic engine in action. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is a 28-member body created by the 1999 General Assembly. Its mission is the promotion of economic growth and development in tobacco-dependent communities, using proceeds of the national tobacco settlement.

Gretna Main Street Merchants Meet and Greet 12-1 p.m. Gretna Caboose Park. Community members can take this opportunity to meet their local merchants and express appreciation to businesses operating in Gretna. Enjoy a hot dog and Show your LOVE for local merchants!

 Reception and Dinner with Senator Mark Warner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, 150 Slayton Avenue, Danville. Meet US Senator Mark Warner and former Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore. Get a legislative update on items affecting the business community and our region. Hear their encouraging message to new and existing local businesses, and learn how you can make a difference and impact our community. $35/person. Registration required, or 434.836.6990

Friday, June 7

Laurie S. Moran Chamber Classic Golf Tournament 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Danville Golf Club, 2725 West Main Street, Danville. Spend the day on the course with co-workers and business leaders instrumental to our region’s economic success. The Chamber Classic has been one of the Chamber’s signature events for more than 25 years. Renamed in 2018 in honor of former President & CEO Laurie Moran, we invite you to support this event as we continue to celebrate Laurie’s contributions to the region. Registration required, or 434.836.6990

Kick off River District First Fridays!  6-8 p.m. Share the LOVE by visiting River District merchants, see local artisans at work, listen to local musicians and fill out comment cards to thank local businesses for their services.

The 2019 Business Appreciation Week is sponsored by the City of Danville Economic Development, the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, Pittsylvania County Economic Development and the River District Association.  Business Appreciation Week will celebrate our local businesses and manufacturers for choosing to locate and grow here. During Business Appreciation Week, we acknowledge the companies that diversify and enhance the economy of Danville and Pittsylvania County.

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