Our new logo says it all – “Where it all comes together.” There are so many people coming together in Statesville to ensure our town survives and thrives in the coming years and we should all be proud of the work they do. I would like to recognize the The City of Statesville, Downtown Statesville, The Statesville Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau and Greater Statesville Development Corporation for working together for the good of our city. It has been a rough few years for our city and our schools but we continue to move forward and make plans for a brighter future. Yes, we have lost many jobs due to businesses closing but these entities work hard every day to bring business back to Statesville and to support the the current companies that are still going strong. We have lots to be proud of and to look forward to in the very near future.
Here are a few happenings in Statesville that we can all be a part of:
PANEL DISCUSSION: BUSINESS IN STATESVILLE/Iredell County Today and Tomorrow is a discussion jointly coordinated by the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Statesville Development Corporation. This event will be an opportunity to hear from the top CEOs in the area as to how/where their business is successful today, the challenges they currently face and how they view success 2-3 years down the road. We will have two panel discussions: One panel will feature CEO’s of local service industry organizations while the second panel will feature CEO’s of area manufacturers.
Our hope is to better understand the economic impact of local service and manufacturing sectors while better defining the common challenges faced. To register for the event which will be held at the Statesville Civic Center, $10 per person, please call the Chamber office at 704-873-2892 for a reservation or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY AFTER 5 CONCERTS: Need a release after a long day at work? Come on out to the Friday after Five Concert Series sponsored by Piedmont Health Care. The street in front of Mitchell Community College is blocked off so that that stage can be set up and the tents with food, beverages (yes- beer and wine) and local businesses can display their products. A fun “rockin” time for all ages. Here is the schedule for the remaining concerts.
STREETSCAPE PROJECT: The much anticipated downtown streetscape plan has begun and things are taking shape. Although they are a little behind schedule, the changes are looking wonderful to our downtown. The finished product will be well worth the wait and the dust. I know many are upset about the parallel parking but I consider it a challenge. I have to say, I am getting pretty good at parallel parking!
CHAMBERDEALS.ORG: Help your community, your schools and save a few bucks all at the same time! Sign up for Chamberdeals.org and get at least 40% off retail prices for tons of great stuff and services. Deals are emailed to you every week. I have already purchased the frozen Yogurt deal!
I am proud to be a Statesville Resident and if we all do just a little bit to make where we live a better place, we can overcome anything and thrive in any economic climate! We were not named All American City twice for nothing! Go Statesville.