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Trip to New York inspires new woman’s clothing store in SoBo

Just three weeks ago, South Boston native Cornelius Brandon made his dream become a reality when he opened his own women’s clothing store —3Ts Fashions on Wilborn Avenue in South Boston.

Grant helps train Presto employees

The Dan River Region Collaborative (DRRC) granted a request from Presto for $63,000 to finance training efforts implemented through the Workforce Readiness Initiative. This grant will allow for nearly 5,000 employee training hours as the company is experiencing training needs due to recent growth and expansion at their South Boston facility. 

Benchmark rated 43 among community banks across nation

Ranked at number 43 in the nation, Benchmark Community Bank has once again been named to the Top 200 list of community banks by American Banker magazine (formerly U.S. Banker). 

U.S. Chamber honors South Boston eatery

Tuesday at America’s Small Business Summit 2012, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Italian Delight of South Boston with the Community Excellence Award, recognizing the success it has achieved in the eyes of its employees, customers and community.

‘Pied Piper of Manufacturing’ will keynote workforce forum

Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative and hailed as the Pied Piper of Manufacturing, will be the keynote speaker at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s Workforce Forward Forum 2012. 

Anderson Counseling reopening in South Boston

Anderson Counseling held an open house Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with refreshments and door prizes to let the public know they are reopened for business under new leadership.

County women to speak at Danville conference

A conference for current and future women business owners will be held on Wednesday, May 30, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Danville Community College’s Foundation Hall.  

American National Bankshares announces first quarter earnings

American National Bankshares Inc., parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company, announced first quarter 2012 net income of $4,175,000 compared to $1,778,000 for the first quarter of 2011, a $2,397,000 or 135 percent increase.  

QuickBooks financial software workshop available in South Boston

The Southern Virginia Higher Education’s Department of Workforce Services will be offering a QuickBooks Financial Software Workshop beginning May 15. The workshop is geared towards new and beginning users and will be available for a nominal fee.  

Jobless numbers improving in Halifax County

The jobless rate improved in Halifax County in March as the unemployment rate fell to 9 percent, eight-tenths of a percent lower than the 9.8 percent jobless rate in February, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Wednesday.

American National reports first quarter 2012 earnings

American National Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ:  AMNB), parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company, announced first quarter 2012 net income of $4,175,000 compared to $1,778,000 for the first quarter of 2011, a $2,397,000 or 135 percent increase.