Alleghany County Spends $36,000 with 33 Local Vendors in May

May 24, 2018 

Sparta, NC – Alleghany County today announced that its “Buying Locally” initiative has resulted in the County Government spending $35,831.10 with 33 local vendors during the month of May.   

“The county staff continue to pursue buying as many goods and services locally as possible,” stated Michael James, County Manager.  “Small businesses are the backbone of any local economy.  We host a Spotlight Business at each Commission meeting and will continue to tell our ‘buying locally’ story.” 

During February the County purchased at least $500.00 of goods and services from 14 different businesses.  The County also utilized the following new vendors:  21 Wireless, Hamm’s Products, Pottery by Jess and Village Emporium.  Some of the major purchases this month included nearly $4,000.00 from the Alleghany News for advertising, $1,1231.00 from Imaging Specialists and $1,650.00 from Tony E Shepherd Electrical for upgraded vendor connections at the Fairgrounds.   

“We are proud of all our local business owners.  There are many wonderful small businesses located right here,” stated Mark Evans, Board Chairman and small business owner. 

The buying locally results by vendor are updated approximately every two weeks on the county website at the following link:  http://alleghanycounty-nc.gov/announcements/category/buying-locally/

 For More Information Contact:

Michael James

Alleghany County Manager

manageralc@skybest.com

(336) 372-4179

Alleghany County Spends $54,000 with 29 Local Vendors in February

February 28, 2018

Sparta, NC – Alleghany County today announced that its “Buying Locally” initiative has resulted in the County Government spending $54,085.30 with 29 local vendors during the month of February.

“The county staff continue to pursue buying as many goods and services locally as possible,” stated Michael James, County Manager.  “Small businesses are the backbone of any local economy.  We host a Spotlight Business at each Commission meeting and will continue to tell our ‘buying locally’ story.”

During February the County purchased at least $500.00 of goods and services from 13 different businesses.  The County also utilized a new vendor, Walker’s Welding & Muffler, who completed $4,270.00 of repair work to transfer station equipment.  “We also spent nearly $2,000.00 at City Limit Tire.  Adam Woodel and his staff were able to match the state contract price on a bulk tire order for the Alleghany in Motion vans.  We certainly appreciate their cooperation on this order,” added James.  Other purchases this month included the quarterly payment for animal shelter expenses to Twin Oaks Veterinary Hospital, ambulance box repairs made by Advantage Trailers and a large printing order completed by Presnell’s Printing.

“We are proud of all our local business owners.  There are many wonderful small businesses located right here,” stated Mark Evans, Board Chairman and small business owner.

The buying locally results by vendor are updated approximately every two weeks on the county website at the following link:  http://alleghanycounty-nc.gov/announcements/category/buying-locally/

 

For More Information Contact:

Michael James

Alleghany County Manager

manageralc@skybest.com

(336) 372-4179

 

Alleghany County Spends $95,000 with 34 Local Vendors in January

 

January 31, 2018

Sparta, NC – Alleghany County today announced that its “Buying Locally” initiative has resulted in the County Government spending $94,974.95 with 34 local vendors during the month of January.

“The current Board of Commissioners have emphasized buying goods and services from Alleghany County vendors whenever possible.  The county staff has embraced this,” stated Michael James, County Manager.  “We always have to balance being good stewards of taxpayer money.  That means sometimes we do have to go outside the county to obtain goods and services.  But our county employees try diligently to transact business locally.  Since we do not have any ‘big box’ retailers here in Alleghany County this money is being spent at family-owned businesses.  These vendors live here and in turn re-spend that money locally.  With the way the calendar fell in January, we had three check runs instead of the normal two which partially explains the increase.”

During January, the County purchased such items as HVAC repairs at the Community College, CRISIS heating oil for Social Services recipients, numerous upset bid legal advertisements in the Alleghany News to the meals served to inmates at the county jail from locally-based, family-owned businesses.

“We are proud to support our local vendors.  Alleghany County is home to many top-notch small businesses,” added Mark Evans, Board Chairman and small business owner.

The buying locally results by vendor are updated approximately every two weeks on the county website at the following link:  http://alleghanycounty-nc.gov/announcements/category/buying-locally/

For More Information Contact:

Michael James

Alleghany County Manager

manageralc@skybest.com

(336) 372-4179

Alleghany County Awards Animal Shelter Contract

July 20, 2017

 

Sparta, NC – The Alleghany County Commissioners today announced a new 5 year contract with Twin Oaks Veterinary Hospital to manage the county animal shelter.  Twin Oaks has managed the county animal shelter since its inception in the mid 1990’s.

 “We are pleased to renew our contractual relationship with Twin Oaks Veterinary Hospital for 5 more years,” stated Alleghany County Manager Michael James.  “I have personally enjoyed getting to know Dr. Nash Williams and his dedicated staff in my time here in Alleghany County.  The shelter animals are in good hands.  We are also pleased to continue our buying locally theme.”   

“On behalf of the Board of Commissioners, I would like to thank Dr. Williams and his team for their selfless work for these many years,” stated Mark Evans, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners.  “We appreciate everything they have done for the County.”     

Dr. Nash Williams, the Owner of Twin Oaks Veterinary Hospital added, “I am pleased to have a new contract with the County.  We’ve had an excellent relationship for many years.  My team works hard to get these animals adopted and keep our euthanasia rate very low.” 

For more information on Alleghany County’s buying locally efforts, go to http://alleghanycounty-nc.gov/announcements/category/buying-locally/.

 

For More Information Contact:

Michael James

Alleghany County Manager

manageralc@skybest.com

(336) 372-4179