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October 12, 2014

Danville’s Ikea plant will add a new production line by January 2016 — and the expansion will result in an undetermined number of new hires by the company. Read more…

Amthor International, which manufactures truck-mounted tanks, plans to add 30 jobs because of an increase in production at its plant in Gretna. Read more…

Danville Community College has been awarded a $2.5 million grant to invest in job-driven training and relationship-building with local employers, the White House announced. Read more…

Carlisle School is excited to announce the Carlisle Championship Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament to be held Friday, October 17 at Danville Golf Club. Registration is $100/golfer or $400/team with lunch included, sponsorship opportunities are also available. Space is limited so register today by calling Mike Waddell at 434-228-1501 or email mwaddell@carlisleschool.org.  Lunch begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm.

Carl Manasco was named the recipient of the National Association of Realtors Major Investor award. He is the principal broker at Prudential Manasco Realty with 40 years of housing industry experience, which includes 15 years in mobile or modular manufacturing and 25 years in real estate sales and management. Read more…

The Virginia Tobacco Commission approved a grant application to establish an IT Academy at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston. Read more…

Virginia Living magazine recently named Danville Community College as one of its “Top High Schools and Colleges” for 2014. The list appears in a supplement to the magazine’s October issue. Read more…

Food service management company Bon Appétit has named White Flint Farm a finalist in its grant awards. Read more…

Danville Regional Medical Center’s new cardiac catheterization is equipped to handle many tasks from cardiac diagnostic procedures to cardiac interventions to pacemakers. Read more…

Scott Lowman, a scientist who recently earned his Ph.D. through Institute for Advanced Learning & Research’s partnership with Virginia Tech in January, received word that his work has been accepted for publication. Read more…

Lisa Tucker has been named Danville Regional Medical Center’s new director of surgical services. Read more…

GENEDGE recently announced the formation of a new program initiative known as Virginia Domestic Markets Expansion Program — VA DMEP. Read more…

United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County appointed Jennifer Smith, formerly with Danville-Pittsylvania County Community Services, to serve as interim president while the organization searches for a new president and CEO. Read more…

Downtown Danville Association invites Families and children out for Halloween CREEPY CANDY CRAWL on Friday, October 31stfrom 3pm to 5pm. Read more…

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region (CFDRR) was recently presented a $250,000 gift from Duke Energy in support of the new RiverBank Fund earmarked for the protection and revitalization of the Dan River. Read more…

Come one, come all - get ready for your holiday gift-giving in the most "tasteful" way.  Join us at the SleepyGotique at SleepyGoat Farm on December 6, 2014 from 12 pm to 6 pm for free cheese tasting, refreshments, and a unique shopping experience.  We'll have cheese to buy for all your holiday needs, holiday pies, unique gifts, and other featured vendors, too.  Come join the fun and get some of your holiday shopping done at the same time! Read more…

–   The Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter is pleased to announce that three of its staff members have been chosen as members of national workgroups established by the national organization in Chicago. Jane Massie, Development Manager in the Lynchburg and Danville areas, has been chosen to serve on the FY15 Walk to End Alzheimer's Advisory Council. Mary Sandridge, the chapter’s Communications Director, has been chosen to serve on the FY15 Concern & Awareness Advisory Council. Suzanne Cresswell, Development Manager in the Roanoke and New River Valley areas, has been chosen to serve on the FY15 Direct Mail and Intermediate Gifts Advisory Council. Sue Friedman, Chapter President and CEO, has been chosen to serve on the Mission Fund Advisory Council.