2020 Community Strong Person of the Year: Scott Booth

The 2020 SHOWCASE MAGAZINE Community Strong People of the Yearare sponsored by URW COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Scott Booth moved to Danville in early 2018 to become the City’s chief of police.  He grew up in North Cumberland County, Virginia. After graduating high school, Booth spent six years in the Army, deploying overseas several times,… Continue reading 2020 Community Strong Person of the Year: Scott Booth

Holiday Shopping Guide

With the holiday season upon us, are you left wondering where to get started or how to finish your shopping list? Don’t stress. You can get everyone crossed off your list with a shopping weekend in Martinsville–Henry County. And with the money you’ll save by shopping locally, you can pick up a little something for… Continue reading Holiday Shopping Guide

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The Ever-Adapting World of Small Business

British entrepreneur James Caan said it best, “Nothing will replace the thrill of creating a profitable company from scratch.” From being the master of your own destiny, to being your own boss, to having an impact on your community, to watching what you’ve built become grown, entrepreneurs and small business owners have feelings like none… Continue reading The Ever-Adapting World of Small Business

Plan a Family Fun Weekend in MHC

Cooler temperatures giving you and the family cabin fever? No worries, we have your ultimate guide to a weekend full of family fun that everyone will enjoy. Martinsville-Henry County has plenty of opportunities to ward off the infamous “I’m bored”. Day 1: It’s Friday afternoon and everyone is excited for the weekend. What better way… Continue reading Plan a Family Fun Weekend in MHC

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Corrie Teague Bobe: Creating New Opportunities to Improve Outcomes

Corrie Teague Bobe joined the Danville Office of Economic Development nearly 11 years ago. “Economic development is a challenging yet rewarding career path to pursue, especially in a community that is reinventing itself. Whether it was inventorying historic buildings as an intern or overseeing River District revitalization efforts as Assistant Director, each position that I’ve… Continue reading Corrie Teague Bobe: Creating New Opportunities to Improve Outcomes

Sandra Chinn-Gilstrap: Challenging Her All-Time Personal Best Each Day

It takes some people a while to find their direction in life, finding it in their mid-30s, while others get zapped right away, discovering their path a bit earlier.  Danville native and attorney with Clement Wheatley, Sandra Chinn-Gilstrap falls into the latter category.  “I declared at the young age of five years old that I… Continue reading Sandra Chinn-Gilstrap: Challenging Her All-Time Personal Best Each Day

7 Ways to Set a Good Example for Your Children

Parenting is hard. The unseen stress of parenting is exhausting as it stands outside the parameters of a mass pandemic. Now the mental load of being a parent has been compacted with even more expectations. COVID-19 has upped our parenting responsibilities, however, that does not mean that we have to let go of our core… Continue reading 7 Ways to Set a Good Example for Your Children