Videojournalist: Angela Fowler
Danville, VA- The group Young Professionals was in Danville Wednesday night visiting businesses for the River District Poker Run.
At each business, people receive one card from a deck of cards. When they arrive at the last store, the one with the best hand wins a prize.
The goal of the poker run is to not only attract young professionals to the area, but to also retain them.
"They have social gatherings in which people can get together and it seems very nice for someone like me who just moved to this area" said Dean Briscoe, a nuclear technologist.
"We are gonna go to the Brick Running store today, also 316 Cibo, Gourmet Frog and end at Jake's on Main just to get a little exposure for these great businesses downtown" said Nicki Gibson, an enterprise manager.
Wednesday night's event was sponsored by the Chamber and the Downtown Danville Association.