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Your Link to Southside Virginia THURSDAY, MAY 03, 2012 Piedmont Weeklyq What’s Happening Around Town... DANVILLE, VIRGINIA
CHAMBER PRESIDENT TESTIFIES BEFORE HOUSE COMMITTEE Laurie S. Moran, CCE, President of the Danville-Pittsylvania County
Chamber of Commerce, testified before the U.S. House of Repre- sentatives’ Education and the Workforce Committee on April 17, 2012. Moran also serves as the chair of the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB).
Moran was invited to testify by Representative John Kline of Min- nesota, chair of the Education and the Workforce Committee, on HR 4297, “The Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012.” Moran was one of four individuals from around the country who was invited to testify.
“It was an honor and privilege to represent our Chamber, our region, and our country’s workforce system by providing our Chamber and our national association’s position on workforce issues,” Moran commented.
In her remarks, Moran commended both the Republicans and Democrats on the committee for introducing Workforce Invest- ment Act (WIA) reauthorization bills this year. “It has been 15 years since we have reauthorized WIA and it was built for a very different point of time when there was very low unemployment with employers starving for workers at all levels in our workforce. It is badly in need of an upgrade and both bills make major strides to ensure that employers have the opportunity to hire skilled work-
ers and job seekers have a chance to regain employment in a difficult job market,” Moran commented. Moran stressed the importance of employer-led workforce boards, and local flexibility and control in determin- ing how funding is allocated to meet the needs of unique communities with varying workforce needs. Moran also urged members of the committee to adopt a bipartisan bill as the needs within our workforce system are not partisan issues. “For 40 years, programs and funding for workforce initiatives and skills development have received bi-partisan support. The future of our workforce is not a political party’s issue. It’s America’s issue,” stressed Moran.
Following testimony by the four witnesses who were invited to testify, members of the committee had an op- portunity to make remarks and ask questions of the four.
Congressman Robert Hurt, who represents Virginia’s 5th District which includes Danville and Pittsylvania County, attended and participated in the hearing. “I would like to thank Representative Hurt for attending the hearing and showing his interest in the workforce issues of our nation and our region,” Moran said. “His presence and support was greatly appreciated.”
For a copy of Moran’s written testimony or to watch the hearing, visit the committee’s website at www.ed- workforce.house.gov
under “Hearings & Legislation.”
Lions Club Donates to Project Lifesaver
The Danville Host Lions Club recently made a $1,000.00 donation to the Project Lifesaver Program. Pictured are Danville Sheriff Mike Mondul and Lion John Hall.
R. Mark Davis was recognized at an awards ceremony at Danville Community College April 27, 2012 for his recognition in Who’s Who Among Students, a select group of students called forward to accept one of the most prestigious awards the academic community can bestow. He also is graduating in May as a member of the National Technical Honor Society.
A note from Mark’s family... We are so proud of you! Lots of love, Lechia, Mel, Barney & Brandi.
The Piedmont Shopper is proud to announce that Mark has joined our staff to help us with graphic design and distribution.
Gretna to hold its Annual 5K, May 12th The Revitalization for a Greater Gretna is holding its Annual 5K to raise money for beautification projects and grant writing for the town of Gretna. The “Southside’s Toughest 5K” is hoping to see lots of new faces this year. The race begins at the Gretna Elementary School (302 Franklin Blvd S.). The Kids 1miler starts at 8:30a.m. with the 5K to follow. All welcome… walk or run!
Get a registration form by emailing Kate Farmer at firstname.lastname@example.org
, Gretchen Clark at gclark@ reynoldsclark.com
, or print it off of the Facebook Event Page (Gretna 5K). Registration opens at 7:30a.m. The cost is $20 for Adults and $10 for kids.
Danville Orthopedic & Athletic Rehab (DOAR) re-opens DOAR East office
FW Post 647 Supports “Haven of Dan River Region”
Danville Orthopedic & Athletic Rehab (DOAR) is pleased to announce the re-opening of our DOAR East office at 1481 South Boston Highway, Suite E, Danville, Virginia. Established in 2005, DOAR East provided physical therapy to Ringgold and east Dan- ville area from its original Airport Drive location. DOAR East moved into its new location on April 9. The official ribbon cutting was held Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Over 30 past and current patients, staff from other DOAR offices, and members of the Chamber of Commerce were in at- tendance.
DOAR East still has the same hours, phone number, and staff: Joey Scearce, MPT, Physical Therapist; Cindi Mathena, PTA, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Raegan Clarker, ATC, Athletic Trainer. The new loca- tion offers a larger facility, which is equipped with
Mark Davis Awarded Who’s Who Among Students
Joey Scearce, MPT, Physical Therapist cuts the ribbon held by Cindi Mathena, PTA, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Raegan Clarker, ATC, Athletic Trainer
cardio equipment, weight machines, and private treatment rooms.
VFW Post 647 Commander Ben Baker (right) and VFW Post 647 Ladies Auxilary President Judy Cramer (left) present donations to Ralph Elder and Teresa Wizeman in support of "Haven of Dan River Region" serving to reduce domestic and sexual violence and to establish a shelter in the Dan River Region.
Danville Orthopedic & Athletic Rehab strives to offer physical, occupational, and aquatic therapy at convenient locations staffed by by qualified, experienced, and compassionate therapy teams. Established 1989 with one location in Danville, DOAR now offers 5 outpatient therapy locations in Danville, Chatham, and South Boston. Our affiliates locations include Martinsville Physical Therapy in Martinsville, Virginia; Roxboro Physical Therapy in Roxboro, North Carolina; Accelerated Care in Yanceyville, North Carolina; and TheraSport Physical Therapy in Eden and Summerfield, North Carolina. For more information, call (434) 797-1504 or visit www.doarpt.com
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