Archive for August, 2007

New or returning elected board and officers are as follows:


Chairman—Keith Vaughan, Managing Member of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
Vice Chairman—Judy Mendenhall, former High Point Mayor and current Development Director, Open Door Ministries of High Point
Secretary—Jim Walker, President of John S. Clark Company, LLC
Treasurer—Chuck Greene, Area Director Piedmont Triad Region, AT&T

Representing County Boards of Commissioners:
Ernest Lankford, member, Stokes County Board of Commissioners
Craig Hunter, chairman, Surry County Board of Commissioners
Tommy Garner, vice chairman, Yadkin County Board of Commissioners

Representing Municipalities investing at least $10,000/year:
Keith Holliday, Greensboro Mayor
Strib Boynton, High Point City Manager
Dan Besse, Winston-Salem City Council Member

Representing Private Sector investing at least $10,000/year:
Cantey Alexander, BB&T; Mark Davidson
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard
Mehran Ravanpay, Dell, Inc.
L.B. Clayton, Old Dominion Freight Line
Phillip Morgan, Piedmont Natural Gas
Spence Broadhurst, SunTrust
Steve Strawsburg, Reynolds American/R.J. Reynolds Foundation
Doug Atkinson, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Representing the economic development offices are:
Mac Williams, Alamance Area Chamber of Commerce
Robin Rhyne, Surry County Partnership

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September 13, 2007
8:00 amto9:00 am

Tracey Whitehead of Americas BHP Billiton will speak.
Location: Piedmont Club, 200 W. Second St., Winston-Salem
Cost: $25; free to members.

Information: Call (919) 676-3577

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September 6, 2007
11:30 amto12:30 pm

“The Art (and Science) of Networking.”, Jerilyn McDonald
Location: Piedmont Club, 200 W. Second St., Winston-Salem.
Cost: $45, $35 members. After Sept. 2, cost is $55
Information: Call 775-9622.

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September 8, 2007
12:00 pmto9:00 pm

Bluegrass, Gospel, Blues, food, brew and more. 

Tickets are $15 in advance, $22 the day of the festival, and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult.

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Pepsi announced it will be adding 150 jobs at it’s Customer Service Center in Winston-Salem. Both groups located at the Winston-Salem location are looking to increase staff. Pepsi Business Services is looking for PeopleSoft and financial professionals where as the Pepsi Direct group is looking to fill sales positions. For more information go to

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Johnson Development Associates has sold 415,000 square feet in the Union Cross Business Park to CB Richard Ellis Reality Trust of New Jersey. This was part of a larger sale of some 5 million square feet by Johnson Development of various properties in Spartanburg, Charleston, Orangeburg, and Kings Mountain. Johnson Development says this does not change the current construction of 500,000 square feet in the park or the 102 acres it owns near the Dell plant in Winston-Salem.

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Greg Stiles, a UNC-C graduate, has been selected to be the Office Manager of Engineering in Cavanaugh and Associates Asheville office. Cavanaugh and Associates operates offices in Raleigh, Wilmington and of course here in Winston-Salem.

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Brian Lambert has joined Kilpatrick Stockton LLP  law firm’s Intellectual Property Department. Brian Lambert graduated from UNC-Charlotte and worked with patent searches and prosecution in Silicon Valley.

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