Chances are if you go to Danville from Yanceyville often, you have seen the perfectly placed nursery business right before the state line. The Wests, Michelle and Henry run The Wooden Ladder Farm & Garden located there. Michelle will enthusiastically share her love for her work if you have a few minutes to spare when you stop in.

The Caswell Farmers’ Market will cut the ribbon on its 8th season Thursday, April 22 at 4:00pm!  Sixteen returning and five new vendors have already committed to sell this year with more certain to join. Most of the vendors are your neighbors here in Caswell Co., and all grow or make their product within 75 miles of the market.

Do you ever think that what you are doing in your life doesn’t really matter?  Or wonder if one person’s work can really make a difference? We often think of someone like the character of George Bailey in the Christmas movie classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ to be reminded of the impact just one person has on a community.

 Pizza is all about the cheese for me so I always ask for extra.  But I was calling Aunt Millie’s Pizza Subs and Suds and if you are not familiar with them…well let’s just say, they ‘own it’ when it comes to cheese on your pizza.

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History.  The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques and North Carolina is the next destination on their list.

You may have noticed that there is a different name circulating around town...Compassion Health Care.  It is actually the new umbrella name for Caswell’s own, Caswell Family Medical Center.

If you do not have young children, you may not be aware of the Caswell County Partnership for Children, but if you do, it is likely you interact with the group from time to time.  As their mission states: CCPFC unites the community to provide families with resources and services to enable all children to reach their fullest potential. 

Meet Pennie Allen (far left) and Stephanie Morrow (second from right). These two sisters grew up here in Caswell County.  They are experienced hairdressers and chose Caswell County to be the home of their new business located in the formerly Today’s Hair salon by the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant.  ‘We chose Caswell County because it is our home and we feel it is important to give back to our community’, says co-owner Pennie Allen.

Here in Caswell County, there is a vibrant art community that is becoming larger and stronger. If you visit the Caswell County Council for the Arts or especially if you stop into the Milton Studio Art Gallery, you will see right away that ART is indeed a business that can make us all smile.

 

On a beautiful Saturday morning in September, the Chamber and gallery owner, Shirley Cadmus sat down to discuss a few exciting recognitions that this particular Caswell Artist is being recognized for in October.  

The Caswell County Chamber of Commerce reaches beyond our County borders in order to service businesses that are our neighbors in surrounding counties and provide them opportunities to become engaged in the Caswell community. Security Alliance in Danville, VA is one of those companies.

Mike and Tammy Miller have always wanted to be their own boss. Their new smoothie shop is located on Highway 86 between two other Chamber members, the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant and Sista’s Touch Salon.  They were officially welcomed to the community on Saturday, August 15 at their Ribbon Cutting ceremony at their Grand Opening.

There are roughly 11,000 Starbucks locations in the United States, and about 14,000 McDonald's restaurants. But combined, the two chains don't come close to the number of museums in the U.S., which stands at a whopping 35,000.

 

A few years ago, there was a report conducted by an independent government agency, the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences sharing these statistics. 

Did you know that Caswell County is being highlighted across the world in a very positive light twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week (24/7)?

 

At the Chamber, our job is to help create an environment where businesses can thrive.  We work to be a catalyst for positive change in the community by working to meet the educating, networking and marketing needs of our business community.  Sometimes that means connecting small rural businesses with others in the area so that thoughts & ideas, inspiration, and concepts can be discussed and vetted. 

Half Time.  You may have heard the phrase, of course associated with ball games mostly.  Several years ago, a friend of mine suggested I read a book called Half Time, by Bob Buford, which was not about ball games at all.  It was about the concept that in the first half of our lives we are busy being successful... focused on ourselves, working our way up in life, saving money and accumulating stuff. 

 

It all began when her husband returned from the last of 5 Tours of Duty in Iraq.  Jennifer Hambright realized she needed to understand what her husband had been through in service to our nation so she could help him, herself and their marriage survive.

 

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