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What's News Today: June 16, 2016

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(WSLS 10) - The Wytheville-Wythe-Bland Chamber of Commerce holds a Business After Hours celebration today. The chamber will celebrate 70 years of accomplishments tonight. An exhibit showcasing its accomplishments will be placed in the Thomas Boyd Museum in Wytheville. The event begins at 5 p.m. At the museum.

Carilion Breast Care Center holds a dedication ceremony for a new biopsy chair. The chair allows patients to sit in a more comfortable position instead of lying flat during the procedure. The money for the chair was raised during last year's Smith Mountain Lake Poker Run motorcycle event.

Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade travels to South Boston today for a ribbon cutting ceremony. TMI AutoTech is expanding operations, which will allow the company to produce additional Ariel Atom supercars and precision parts for other manufacturers. The expansion will allow staffing levels to double, to nearly 40 employees.

Governor Terry McAuliffe launches the "Who's Your Driver" campaign today. The campaign targes millennial males, encouraging them to drive sober and buckle up. 72 percent of DUI convictions in Virginia are men, with crashes most prevalent among 18 to 35 year olds. Richmond International Raceway is a partner in the campaign because of the overlapping demographic. "Who's Your Driver" is the presenting sponsor of the fall NASCAR race in Richmond.