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DCC 2012 SMALL BUSINESS HALL OF FAME RECIPIENTS

 

 

Charlie Adams Scott Chaney Alan Dalton
Charlie Adams II, DCC '77, Owner, Belmont Estate Scott Chaney, DCC'84, Owner Piedmont Printing & Graphics Alan Dalton, DCC '73, Owner Alan Dalton Photography

Charlie Adams II enrolled in the data processing program at Danville Technical Institute in 1964.  He began his computer career with a retail firm and Dan River Mills. He graduated from DCC in 1977 with an associate degree in information systems.  He also holds a BS and an MBA from Averett College.  Utilizing his master’s degree and his years of experience in corporate financial systems, he returned to the DCC classroom in 1989 to share his skills in software development and information technology.

Construction of the spacious Greek Revival Belmont home began in 1912 and took three years to complete. Belmont, the spacious Greek revival home in Reidsville, NC, was acquired by Charlie in July 1996.

As a business venture, Belmont serves as an elegant venue for many different elaborately catered events including weddings, corporate retreats, and special occasions for large groups.  Belmont is listed as a premier bed and breakfast location in the Triad region and is included in the Historic Landmarks Registry sanctioned by the United States National Park Service.

Scott Chaney graduated from DCC’s Graphic Imaging program in 1984.  He worked at McCain Printing in Danville for six years before purchasing Kwik Copy printing in 1989 at age 25.  He shifted the business model to commercial printing and changed the business name to Piedmont Printing & Graphics. 

Within three years his business outgrew its facilities and he acquired Clarke Printing Company on January 1, 1992 to expand into its larger building.  Piedmont Printing & Graphics acquired Form Source, a promotional product and business forms distributor in 1997 and The Logo Shoppe, an embroidery and screen printing business in 2007.  In 2012 they absorbed Captain Copy's printing customer base. 

Piedmont Printing& Graphics presently has 12 employees and is the only company in the area that offers everything in one location from business forms, full color printing, digital and offset formats, wide format poster, banners and signage, vehicle wraps, promotional products, embroidery, garment and apparel screen printing along with quick printing and copy service to commercial printing such as newsletters, instruction books and magazines.

Alan Dalton graduated in 1973 with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Danville Community College.  He is also a 1976 graduate of Virginia Tech with a BS in business.  Alan has worked in the photography industry for more than 40 years and began operating his own photography business when he purchased an established studio in downtown Danville in 1977.  In 1990, Alan had a new building constructed at 2165 Franklin Turnpike for the Alan Dalton Photography studio.

 

Alan married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Perkins Dalton in 1978.  (Patricia is also a DCC graduate.)  They have two daughters, one son & seven grandchildren.  His daughter, Kristen Harris, graduated from DCC in 2003 and works with Alan in the family business. 

     
Sidney Dewberry Stuart Jennings Sylvia Josey
Sidney  Dewberry-VPI-Danville'48, Founder of Dewberry, Inc. Stuart Jennings-DCC'71, Owner Precision Electronics Services Sylvia Josey-DCC'81, Owner of Kid's Stuff & Your Stuff

Sidney O. Dewberry graduated in the first class of DCC’s predecessor, the Danville Branch of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, in 1946.  He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from George Washington University.  Dewberry is an award-winning architectural, engineering, planning, surveying, and landscape architecture firm headquartered in Fairfax, with 33 offices nationwide, including one in Danville.  The firm now employs more than 1,840 people.  Sid Dewberry oversaw the operations and growth of Dewberry since he co-founded the firm in 1956.  As Chairman Emeritus and member of the Dewberry Board of Directors, he continues to be involved in the day-to-day management of the organization, while also devoting much of his time to advancing the practice of the planning, engineering, and surveying professions.

Stuart Jennings graduated with honors from Danville Community College in 1971 in the Electrical/Electronics program. He worked for Womack Electronics before joining DCC as a technician in the Electronics Department. Three years later Stuart took a teaching position in the DCC Electronics Department where he taught digital electronics classes for the next three years; the same department from which he had graduated some years earlier.

Stuart started Precision Electronics Services in 1985, and he credits his experiences at DCC with providing many of the resources that led to growing a successful business. Teaching classes at DCC allowed him to befriend many people who worked within regional industries, many of whom became his initial customers. As some local industries waned in recent years, Precision successfully turned to Internet marketing to increase the customer base. With over 25 years’ experience in the control repair business, Precision prides itself in having the knowledge, resources and experience to provide customers with the highest quality and most affordable repairs in the industry.

Upon graduation from DCC with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Merchandising Management, Sylvia Josey worked in retail for 12 years, including 10 years as manager of the shoe department at Frances Kahn. She credits DCC’s Project & Seminar class with inspiring her with the idea for her business – a children’s consignment shop.

 In 1993, she opened Kids Stuff, an upscale consignment shop offering children’s clothing, maternity wear, baby equipment, and toys. In 2002 she expanded and opened the neighboring Your Stuff, a fashionable consignment clothing store for ladies, men, and teens. Sylvia’s businesses have orchestrated millions of dollars back into Danville's economy through consignments and salaried employee payroll, while offering millions of dollars in savings to her customers.

 

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