Archive for September, 2007

I had thought Fresh Market was just opening a new store on RobinHood however it appears they are going to relocate from South Stratford to RobinHood.

A quick search of The Fresh Market website and you will see: image

Construction has been underway for some time with the signs going up last week. Here’s a picture from a few weeks back before the signs went up.

The new location if you have not seen it is between the intersections of RobinHood-Peace Haven Rd. and RobinHood-Silas Creek Parkway. I’ve been told joining Fresh Market will be another Subway and a new restaurant chain to Winston-Salem, like we need another one, "Five Guys Famous Burgers". I’m not familiar with this new joint but they appear to be rolling out throughout the East Coast with multiple places in Charlotte and Cary and a dozen others throughout North Carolina.

This should make the traffic in that area pretty interesting during certain times of day. If you’ve ever tried to merge onto southbound Silas Creek from RobinHood you know what I mean. Turning from Robinhood onto southbound Peace Haven will also be a treat or maybe a trick (sorry an early Halloween reference there).

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Krispy Kreme will lay off around 45 workers at a plant in Effingham, Illinois. The plant will be closed in December and a search for a buyer of the plant has begun.

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Clemmons Village Council voted on a resolution Monday night to support Novant’s move of Medical Park in Winston-Salem to Clemmons. Novant wants to move the Medical Park Hospital to Clemmons by building a 50 bed hospital just miles away from a planned Davie County hospital backed by Wake Forest/Baptist Medical Center.

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Rowan Medical Center joins with Novant Health of Winston-Salem.

“Both Novant Health and Carolinas Healthcare are stellar organizations and they have been extremely supportive and responsive to our process and its requirements,” said Glenn Ketner, Rowan Regional Board Chairman. “They are both major providers of health care, have outstanding quality and excellent leadership. We consider ourselves fortunate to have had the opportunity to have discussions with both parties.”

Novant will invest 250 million in Rowan Regional Medical Center over the next five years. RRMC will retain it’s name as well as Board Members plus gain seats on the Novant Health Board and seats on Presbyterian Healthcare which is also part of Winston-Salem’s Novant Health.

For further information read the official news release.

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T-Mobile, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, will make a cash payment of about $1.6 billion for SunCom, which operates wireless networks in the southeastern United States and Caribbean. The acquisition will improve T-Mobile’s network coverage in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, T-Mobile said in a news release.

http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/09/17/T-Mobile-buys-wireless-operator-SunCom_1.html

My personal comment on this:

Finally it appears we will get T-Mobile in North Carolina. I’m sure it will take some time to fully switch the services over but for those not familiar with T-Mobile let me say this, “CHEAP DATA PLANS”! T-Mobile just announced last week they were in fact dropping the price on most of their various data plans and even doing an email only BlackBerry for $10/month.

Far from an expertT-Mobile Wing™ on these plans and carriers anytime you get competition the consumer wins and with T-Mobile finally rolling out 3G the likes of Verizon will have no choice but to come up with some better service plans. This should be a huge win for businesses in Winston-Salem. T-Mobile also has some of the better phones especially for business use in my opinion.

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October 11, 2007
11:00 amto7:00 pm

The event features approximately 100 exhibitors including marketing consultants, printers, graphic designers, web designers, technology companies, photographers, ad specialties, and media.

Location: Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center, West Wing B
http://www.ggma.com/expo_home.cfm

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September 25, 2007
8:00 amto9:00 am

Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership will hold a seminar at its office in the Loewy Building. If your interested in opening a business downtown or learning about the downtown market.

Contact: 354-1500
Email: [email protected]
Location: 500 W. Fourth St, Lowery Building

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September 18, 2007
7:30 am

Triad Business Connection meets on Tuesdays at Mayberry’s.

Contact: Curtis Reid at 724-9414

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