April Letter from the Chair

There is SO much to celebrate here in Davie County! Our county is one of twenty finalists across the nation for the All-American City Award. On the Davie County Blog website (www.daviecountyblog.com), Jeanne Baxter White explains “the award is actually a competitive forum of best practices open to cities, counties, tribes, and community organizations of all types.” With the theme of Creating Thriving Communities through Youth Engagement, I’m sure you’ll agree it makes sense Davie County is a finalist. Our schools, civic and business leaders, and non-profits consistently collaborate to provide unmatched opportunities for students across our county. This focus on our youth is a focus on our future!

At our annual meeting in March, we celebrated those who give of themselves. The Chamber recognized our outgoing Chairman, Keith Beck and our Chamber Ambassador of the Year, Brandon James. Both gentlemen exemplify a commitment to others through their service to our business community via the Chamber. We also had the honor to present the Chamber’s Business of the Year and the E. C. Tatum Humanitarian Award. Owners of The Station General Store & Taproom, Suzanne and Bryan Lakey, were recognized for their resilience as small business owners and their efforts to work collectively with other downtown Mocksville businesses. E.C. Tatum Award recipients Phil and Darlene Fuller were honored for their extraordinary, impactful, and tireless efforts supporting the Davie County community.

Looking ahead, your Chamber of Commerce continues to offer ways to grow and celebrate your business.

  • Professional growth: Registration is still open! Join us on April 26 for our 2023 Signature Women’s Luncheon. Hear from Dr. Debbie Lanier – keynote speaker, writer, & pastor – on The Essential Ingredient for Success. CALL THE CHAMBER TO REGISTER TODAY!
  • Celebrate and network: Join other local business and community leaders at the ribbon cutting to celebrate the Mocksville Relocation Grand Opening for Allegacy Federal Credit Union on April 12 at 9 am.
  • Network and Learn: The Chamber Monthly Membership meeting on Tuesday, April 25 features energizing and engaging speaker Sylvia Laurence as she presents insights on Giving and Receiving Healthy Feedback.
  • Network & Nurture: Monday Motivators meet at Davie Tavern. Join this upbeat, diehard group to network and nurture your business relationships! Lead by Chamber Member Dawn McGee, Coach Pro 4U.

These events are just a snapshot of how we unite to serve the businesses of Davie County. I invite you to reach out to me, Caroline, Alyson, or Marie. We are delighted to learn more about your business and craft ways we can cater to your success!

Melinda Szeliga,

Board Chairwoman, Davie Chamber of Commerce