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The Brunswick County Industrial Development Authority and the Longwood Small Business Development Center invite you to attend a FREE lending forum.  Mary Jo Sisson-Vaughan, Project Manager, Virginia Small Business Financing Authority will be the presenter. The forum is designed to bring traditional and non-traditional lenders together with small business to talk "Money". There will be representatives on hand from the Longwood SBDC, SBA, banks, and other lending sources to discuss your needs.

Owners of small businesses in need of working capital, money for equipment, and or real estate should attend this forum. This is also the place for start-up businesses.

The program includes a banker panel discussion moderated by the presenter. She will ask lenders a variety of questions concerning the mistakes borrowers make in asking for funding, making good impressions on the lender and the latest changes and trends in the banking industry followed by a Q & A session.

This workshop will be held at Southside Virginia Community College, John J. Cavan Workforce Center, Christanna Campus, Alberta, Virginia. Seating is limited. To register, call (434) 848-0248 or e-mail

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Obituary-Richard Earnest Allen

Richard Earnest Allen, 83, of Emporia, died Saturday April 19, 2014. He was born to the late Henry and Ima Allen, on February 1, 1931.
Richard was passionate about gardening and lawn care. He spent most of his time enjoying the outdoors.
Richard was proceeded in death by his brother, Sidney Allen, his sister, Dorothy Harrell, and nephew Wayne Allen.
He is survived by his nieces and their families; Sue Allen along with her children; Pam Allen (Keith) and son Josh Powell, Melissa Jones (Paul) and children Summer Jones and Nicholas Wozniak, and Brandon Allen, all of Emporia. Brenda Ransom (Timothy) and her children, Corey Williams (Elani) and son Aedan, and Kenneth Ransom, all of Skippers, Va.
The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for him during his last few months.

Obituary-Peggy Bradley Duncan

Peggy Bradley Duncan, 74, of Richmond, formerly of Emporia, passed away on April 22, 2014.  She is survived by her daughter Angela Wondree and husband Louis of Fredericksburg, VA; brother Edward Bradley of Newport News, VA; and a grandson Jacob Duncan.  A graveside service will be held on Friday, 11am, at Greensville Memorial Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to

Emporia-Greensville Chamber Celebrates Women in Business

The Emporia-Greensville Chamber of Commerce held it's annual Business and Professional Women's Luncheon on Wednesday, April 23 at Golden Leaf Commons.

There were vendors, door prizes, a great meal (catered by Hermie Sadler's FOSHO Bar and Grille and Hermie and Elliot Sadler's Restaurant) and great entertainment from Jonathan Austin, a juggler and comedian from Richmond.

Here is the slideshow of the event.

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