Downtown Development

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from August 16

Downtown Development
207 N. Garnett Street
Henderson, NC 27536


Phone: +1.252.820.9785


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MARIA BAILEY was recently elected as chairman of the DDC's board of directors. Maria worked in human relations for Harriett & Henderson and retired from Vance-Granville Community College. Her husband, Craig Bailey is co-owner of one of downtown's oldest businesses, Vance Furniture Company.

Henderson, North Carolina

The next meeting is Thursday, December 13 at 4:00 p.m. in George's new private dining room.

Benny Finch                 Chair, Ret. Vance County EDC Dir.
Paylor Spruill                Vice-Chair, City of Henderson
Daniel White                Treasurer, WW Properties
Phil Lakernick               Secretary, Ballet Arts
Brian Paynter               Cornerstone General Contracting
Ron Cava                     First Baptist Church

Paul Harvin                  Rosemyr Corporation
Jane Cloninger            Cloninger Law

Dr. Jerry Ellington        Family Eye Center
Alice Sallins                 Vance County Arts Council
John Barnes                Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce
Dennis Jarvis               H-V Economic Development Commission

​Benny Finch                 Retired HVEDC Director
Corey Williams             City of Henderson
Phil Hart                       Dataforge
Eddie Ellington             Mayor, City of Henderson

Tanya Weary                Vance-Granville Community College
​Gordon Wilder              Vance County Board of Commissioners

Yolanda Feimster         Vance County Board of Commissioners

Amanda Walker Ellis    Rogers & Rogers Law

Patti McAnally               Perry Memorial Library

Becky I. Matthews        Attorney
Kaine Riggan                HVDDC Executive Director

Safety Committee: Improving the real and perceived safety concerns of downtown.  Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1pm, when needed.

Economic Vitality Committee: Strengthening the existing economic assets of the business district while diversifying its economic base. Activities include conducting market analysis to understand the changing market place, adapting vacant buildings that have out-lived their original purposes for use as entertainment or cultural facilities and sharpening the competitiveness of Main Street’s traditional merchants.  Meets the 4th Monday of each month at 3pm. (Next... Dec 17)

Design Committee: Enhancing the visual quality of the downtown. Attention is given to the downtown environment elements – not just buildings and storefronts but also public improvements, rear entries, signs, landscaping, window displays and graphic materials.  Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 4pm. (Next... Dec 18)​

Promotions & Gala Committee: Re-establishing downtown as a compelling place for shoppers, investors and visitors. This means not only improving sales but also rekindling community excitement and involvement. Promotion ranges from street festivals to retail merchandising, from community education to marketing and public relations.  Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 4pm. (Next... Dec 19)

If you'd like to get involved in the further development of this community, call,

text, email, or just stop in. We'd love to know about YOU.