October 2, 2007
Danville’s finest have been cracking down on speeders on Piney Forest Road lately. There was a driver pulled over in our parking lot this morning. I was one of these being pulled over about 7 years ago for going 45mph. The speed limit is actually 30mph so please drive safely on your way to the credit union. There is also a stop sign at the intersection of Boxwood and Old Piney Forest Rd. It’s easy to run that too and in the past that has been a hot spot for our good police officers to issue those little yellow reminders.
On another traffic note, there are plans to install a new traffic light at the intersection of Boxwood and Central Blvd. This is where the main entrance to Coleman Marketplace will be. A light should greatly help our visitors to Piedmont Credit Union. On busy mornings and afternoons turning left across Central Blvd. feels more like an Indiana Jones stunt!
September 26, 2007
In her blog called Smart Communities, Suzanne Morse wrote about some of the great strides Danville Community College has made over the last few years. Specifically the addition of the Regional Center for Advanced Technology & Training(R-CATT). This facility provides current and future workforce training to our area. Much of this training is on the cutting edge and not only prepares local employees for their current jobs, but prepares students for the jobs of the future, some of which may not exist yet! A few local HR managers whom I have spoken with recently have also been impressed with the training their employees have received through this facility.
In regards to being proactive about the future of our region Morse writes,
“That is where community colleges are so critical–they can literally change the future of our workforce by preparation, but just as important, by working with industry to determine the needs of the future.”
Way to go DCC! Keep up the good work!