What is the Chamber?
According to the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), a chamber of commerce is an organization of businesses seeking to further their collective interests, while advancing their community, region, state or nation. Business owners in towns, cities and other territories voluntarily form these local networks to advocate on behalf of the community at large, economic prosperity and business interests. Chambers have existed in the US for more than two centuries, with many having been established before the jurisdictions they represent. There are roughly 4,000 chambers of commerce in the US with at least one full-time staff person and thousands more established as strictly volunteer entities.
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Is the Chamber connected to local or state government?
The Chamber does not operate under a government or municipality. It is a 501(c)6 organization incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. A chamber of commerce is an organization of businesses seeking to further their collective interests, while advancing their community, region, state or nation.
How can the Chamber help me find employment?
The Chamber has several members who provide employment services, and they can be found in our Member Directory in the “Employment Agencies” category. In addition, the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) is a valuable resource for job seekers. The VEC’s office in Danville, VA is located in the Nor-Dan Shopping Center, 211 Nor-Dan Drive, Suite 1055. Their phone number is 434.549.8220.
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Is the Chamber associated with the Better Business Bureau?
Chambers do not operate in the same manner as a Better Business Bureau. The branch of the Better Business Bureau that services Danville and Pittsylvania County is located in Roanoke, VA at 5115 Bernard Drive, Suite 202. Their phone number is 540.342.3455.
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How do I get in contact with the local historical societies?
Danville Historical Society
For general information, call the President of the Danville Historical Society, Mark Joyner, at 434.656.0025.
For guided walking tours, call Joyce Wilburn at 434.770.1974.
For genealogy, call the Danville Public Library at 434.799.5195.
For Segway Tours of the historic districts, call 434.770.2521.
Pittsylvania Historical Society
What is there to do in the area?
Many of the Chamber’s members provide lodging, entertainment, shopping and more while you are visiting Danville Pittsylvania County. You can learn more about these options by visiting our Member Directory. Whether you are a tourist or a resident, Experience DPC offers a calendar where you can learn about community events, and Choose Dan River Region provides general information about the community we call “HOME”.