Henderson, North Carolina
Free Marketing Assistance - Merchants in the Priority 1 District may receive free marketing assistance and graphic design services through a partnership with NCWorks & NextGen. The graphic designer works out of the Emrose Gallery on Garnett Street Monday - Thursday from 9-2. Call Kaine at (252) 820-9785 to schedule an appointment.
A Main Street America Downtown Associate Community - Henderson is an official associate community in the Main Street America program allowing for access to technical assistance and resources from the NC Department of Commerce and the National Main Street Association. For more information about what this means for the city and for downtown investors, contact the DDC office.
City Codes Liaison - You may use the DDC as your first contact for questions or concerns about city codes and services that effect your business or downtown residence. We are here to assist you in solving problems, making improvements and ensuring codes compliance. CITY CODE BOOK
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Halloween - Downtown businesses give out free candy to costumed children 12 and under during our event. It’s one of the largest events in our downtown, so come out to enjoy a safe and fun Halloween for the kids! Participating business will have an orange poster on their window so you know they are offering candy.
Downtown businesses will be offering Trick or Treat on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Garnett Street will be closed for traffic from 4pm to 6pm. The Downtown Trick or Treat is organized by the Vance County Arts Council, check their website here: www.vanceartscouncil.com
Free Downtown Meeting Space - The Downtown Development Office is available to downtown business owners during its office hours for private meetings and training. Office hours are Monday - Thursday from 8-12. The large conference room seats 12 at the table with side chairs seating another 8. The small conference room seats 4. For more information, contact Kaine at the DDC office.
The Alumadock Pavilion is scheduled for construction for Winter 2019 thanks to funding from the City of Henderson and a substantial donation from Henderson-based metal fabrication company ROBCO. The Pavilion aligns with the EPA grant-funded "Local Foods - Local Places" plan for a venue that can house outdoor events and open-air markets. Construction is planned for the grassy lot at the corner of South Chestnut St. and West Montgomery St.
Downtown Property Listings - The DDC hosts a list of available properties for sale or lease in the downtown district. CLICK HERE to see that list and contact our office for updates.
Henderson's Appearance Commission is partnering with the DDC to construct a brick-framed LED marquee sign at the corner of Garnett Street and Dabney Drive. This sign will be used to market special events in Henderson's Historic Downtown Business District, including McGregor Hall and DDC events. CLICK HERE or on the widget below to make a tax-deductible donation supporting this project.
Memorial & Honor Pavers - You have the opportunity to become a lasting part of historic downtown Henderson. Installed around each tree area are engraved 8”X8” granite pavers. Each paver is available for a $300 tax-free deductible contribution. The engraving must be no more than 12 characters per line, including spaces. You can personalize pavers for yourself, your friends, family members your organization. Whenever possible, pavers will be placed in a location of your choice. DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE
Christmas Parade - The Henderson, NC Christmas Parade will be held Sunday, December 2, 2018.
Parade begins at 3:00pm. Floats, Fire trucks, and Vehicles with Trailers Line-up on the Dabney Drive Extension (enter from Raleigh Road ONLY) at 2pm. All other parade entries 2:15 and NO LATER than 2:45pm
Bring your own float, or you can rent a professional floats, please contact Mark Harris at Triangle Floats (919) 410-5543. Deadline for Entries and Fees: November 25, 2018 DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION
Free Small Business Training - Wednesday, February 21 8am-10am in the DDC Board Room REGISTER HERE
Create An Effective Window Display for Your Business - by Vance-Granville's Small Business Center
Free Grant Training Workshops - Upcoming Workshops in Vance, Franklin, Granville & Warren counties.
A Comedy of Errors - Ten Grant Writing Mistakes We Don't Want You To Make... workshop by Kaine Riggan
REGISTER HERE - A free program provided by downtown's Triangle North Healthcare Foundation.