MORE THAN 100 LOCAL DANVILLE BUSINESSES ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FOR THE "CAESARS FOR DANVILLE" REFERENDUM CAMPAIGN
DANVILLE, VA. (Oct. 15, 2020) – More than 100 local Danville businesses have announced their support for the “Caesars for Danville” referendum campaign. This diverse group of businesses – ranging from retail and restaurants to hoteliers, members of the construction industry and professional and personal service providers – demonstrates the depth and breadth of support for Caesars Virginia, a transformative economic development project that will invest $400 million to create a premier resort in Danville
Caesars Virginia aims to boost the local economy and become a pillar of the community and earning the support of local businesses is an important step toward long-term, sustainable growth for Danville and surrounding communities. The support of these businesses highlights the projected benefits Caesars Virginia will bring to the local economy. Caesars Virginia will serve as an economic engine for the region, increasing tourism, creating 1,300 good-paying new jobs, as well as providing promotional partnership opportunities with the Caesars Rewards® loyalty program – a network of over 60 million members nationwide, and much more.
“As a deeply committed corporate neighbor, Caesars Entertainment is dedicated to supporting the Danville community including its local businesses,” said Tony Rodio, strategic adviser leading the referendum efforts for Caesars Entertainment. “We look forward to creating jobs and revenue for the city of Danville, and we are sincerely grateful for the support from so many respected business owners in the community.”
“This is a great opportunity for Danville and the surrounding area. It means an increase in jobs, revenue and an attraction for people to visit our region to support our local businesses,” said Pete Hairston, owner of Bro Pete’s, a restaurant on Westover Dr.
“Caesars Virginia will bring millions of people to Danville who may never have visited otherwise,” said Anne Mason, owner of Foxglove Clothing, located on West Main St. across from the proposed site of Caesars Virginia. “The opportunities for businesses like mine to grow along with this project are immense,” added Mason, who also serves as a member of the Caesars for Danville steering committee.
“For decades, our region has looked for ways to attract tourists to our area,” said Hampton Wilkins, President of Wilkins & Co. Realtors. “The referendum is our opportunity, and we can’t miss out on it.”
“I have believed from the start that Caesars Virginia will continue the exciting economic revitalization of our region,” said Tammy Wright-Warren, Chief Operating Officer of Negril, Inc. and a co-chair of the Caesars for Danville Community. “This strength of this support from the business community demonstrates the opportunity that this project will create for a wide array of businesses,” added Wright-Warren, who is also a minority investor in the project.
The “Caesars For Danville” referendum campaign supports the development of Caesars Virginia, a proposed $400 million premier resort and casino to open in 2023. The development will transform the old Dan River Mills Schoolfield site and spark a tourism engine for Danville and the surrounding areas. Voters in Danville can support the “Caesars for Danville” referendum by voting yes on Nov. 3. Early voting has already begun. For more information on the project, including a full list of local business supporters, please visit www.caesarsfordanville.com. Authorized by Caesars for Danville.
About Caesars Virginia in Danville
Caesars Virginia casino gaming referendum is confirmed to be on the ballot in November 2020 for Danville voters. Caesars Virginia in Danville is a proposed $400 million premier destination resort casino. The property plans to include 300+ rooms with spa, pool and fitness center, a casino featuring slot machines, table games, poker tables and a sports book, a 2,500 state-of-the-art live entertainment theater, 35,000 square feet of meeting and convention space as well as exciting new restaurant and bar concepts. Caesars Virginia will bring 900 construction jobs during the construction period, 1,300 new jobs to the area as well as as $34 million in additional gaming tax revenue. For more information, please visit www.caesarsfordanville.com.
About Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
Caesars Entertainment, Inc. is the largest casino-entertainment company in the U.S. and one of the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment providers. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, in 1937, Caesars Entertainment has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions. Caesars Entertainment’s resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah’s®, Horseshoe® and Eldorado® brand names. Caesars Entertainment offers diversified amenities and one-of-a-kind destinations, with a focus on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of impeccable service, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars Entertainment is committed to its employees, suppliers, communities and the environment through its PEOPLE PLANET PLAY framework. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com/corporate.
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