Mission - The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership by wangnianwu


                    The Downtown Winston-
Salem Partnership is an active member
and advocacy organization leading the
efforts to revitalize and strengthen the core
of the city through business recruitment
and support, economic development,
                                                                    To make downtown a
marketing, and special events. DWSP is             destination by creating a core of vibrant,
the lead organization in implementing the          intense mixed uses in a pedestrian
Downtown Plan.                                     friendly environment with emphasis on
                                                   major employment centers, restaurants,            MISSION:
                                                                                                                        The mission of the
                                                   supportive and festive retail activities,        Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership,
                                                   entertainment, arts and downtown resi-           Inc. is to define, secure, and organize the
                                                   dential uses.                                    necessary community, financial, and
                                                                                                    human resources necessary to effectively
                                                                                                    create and promote a dynamic
                                                                                                    revitalization plan for Downtown Winston-
                                                                                                    Salem which will benefit the entire

DWSP Staff:

Jason Thiel, President
Justin Gomez, Director of Marketing & Operations
Mary Charlotte Hinkle, Project Manager
Jacqueline Gardiner-Veal, Administrative Manager                                                         ‘09 Board of Directors:
Nakia Durham, Intern                                        Organization
                                                                                     Rence Callahan, Chairman, WRCP Architects*
                                                                                     Steve Cavanaugh, Vice Chair, Cavanaugh & Associates, P. A.*
                                                                                     Michael Suggs, Vice Chair & Secretary, Goler CDC*
                                                                                     Adam Raak, Treasurer, ISP Sports*
DWSP Board Of Directors
     Rence Callahan, Chair                            Downtown                       Marcus Schaefer, Foundation Chair, Truliant FCU*
                                                      Foundation                     Alfred Adams, Past Foundation Chair, WCSR Law Firm*
                                                   Marcus Schaefer, Chair            Alan Caldwell, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co.*
                                                    (Stand Alone Board)
                                                                                     Chris Griffith, R. Philip Hanes Office*
  Executive Committee                                                                Gena Knighten, Chelsee’s Coffee Shop & More*
                                                                                     Steven Snelgrove, Past Chair, N.C. Baptist Hospital*
                                                                                     Ralph Womble, Trade Street Partners*
                     Development Committee                                           Nigel Alston, GMAC Insurance
                                                                                     Gayle Anderson, Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
                     Infrastructure Committee                                        Ellis Boyle, WCSR Law Firm
                                                         Transportation Linkages     Jane Carmichael, Salem Academy & College
                                                                                     Carmen Caruth, Visit Winston-Salem
                        Planning Committee                      Streetcar            William Dean, Piedmont Triad Research Park
                                                                                     Douglas Edgeton, WFU Health Sciences
                                                                                     Amy Garland, A.S. Garland, The Marketing Company
                       Public Safety Network              Trailblazer Signage        David Gall, David E. Gall, AIA Architect
                                                                                     Lee Garrity, City of Winston-Salem
                                                                                     Susie Gates, One West Fifth Street
                                                                                     Richard S. Gottlieb, Kilpatrick Stockton
                                                                                     David Hughes, First Baptist Church
                     Restaurant & Club Roundtable                                    Gerald Hunter, Winston-Salem State University
                                                                                     Mayor Allen Joines, City of Winston-Salem
                                                                                     Ted Kaplan, Forsyth County Commissioners
                     Salute Steering Committee                                       Anthony Law, Wachovia Corporation
                                                                                     Robert Leak, Winston-Salem Business, Inc.
                                                                                     Wanda Merschel, City Council, Northwest Ward
                        Real Estate Roundtable                                       Mike Miller, Winston-Salem Journal
                                                                                     Mike Pitt, Winston-Salem Chronicle
                      BID Steering Committee                                         Dale Pollock, UNC School of the Arts
                                                                                     Milton Rhodes, Arts Council of W-S/Forsyth County
                                                                                     Ron Stephens, Twin City Quarter
                                                                                     Brent Waddell, BB&T
                                                                                     Richard Wagner, Piedmont Federal Savings
                                                                                     J. Dudley Watts, Jr., Forsyth County Manager

                                                                                       * Denotes Executive Committee Member
    2009 Key Accomplishments
•   Spearheaded a successful campaign that included a petition to remove the downtown post office from a list being
    considered for closure. The petition received over 1,200 signatures.
•   With the help of M Creative, DWSP launched a new Individual Donor campaign called 500 Strong which has raised more
    than $30,000 of the $50,000 goal by June 2010.
•   Completed the draft zoning overlay dubbed the “Winston Overlay”- which will be considered by property owners in 2010.
    The purpose of the district is to encourage new development which is compatible with the existing urban form and character
    of downtown Winston-Salem.
•   Continued to service and administer the Meade Willis Loan Fund on behalf of the Downtown Winston-Salem
    Foundation (DWSF) which has provided 23 loans to small business throughout downtown Winston-Salem. Total amount of
    these loans is $1,195,422. To date, $719,211 in loan principal has been repaid.
•   Produced the 4th annual Salute! NC Wine Festival with 32 wineries and an attendance over 7,500 people. The Salute NC
    Wine Festival is a critical fundraising event for the DWSP, a top five business day for downtown merchants, further establishes downtown as a vibrant
    destination, and promotes Winston-Salem as a premiere destination to enjoy NC wines.
•   Produced the 12th Season of the Summer Music Series, which consisted of 32 events throughout the summer. The Summer Music Series is long
    established as an important community resource that brings thousands to downtown parks and streets throughout the summer.
•   Actively assisted dozens of potential small storefront businesses through the difficult process of considering downtown as a potential location to open
    a business. This assistance is formally offered through the quarterly Downtown 101 classes and with extensive confidential consultations with DWSP
    staff which have led to successful storefront openings in 2009.
•   Continued to implement a far reaching public relations campaign on behalf of downtown which has included:
            • Tuesday night “Big Eat” Restaurant Promotion; February “Big Winter Bash” promoting downtown commerce; 2009 “Nutz about Downtown”
              Holiday Promotion
           • Managed integrated communications including print, web, special event, public relations and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Blog,
              YouTube and LinkedIn) and launched a revamped www.dwsp.org website
•   Provided consultation and logistical assistance to many groups who pursue event programming in downtown Winston-Salem.
•   Fiscal agent for Movies on the Greenspot
•   Continues to administer and coordinate the participation of hundreds of volunteers in monthly committee and network meetings which are the back-
    bone of the organization.

                  2009 Financials                                                                           2009 Year End Income was $468,067

                                                                                                        2009 Year End Expenses were $460,060


                                                                                                $106,500                                   Administration

                                                                                           $44,638                                         Programs
                                                                                                                                           Wine Festival
                                                                                                                                           Summer Music Series
         $41,759        $27,500                City
                                                                                          $32,500           $59,194 

                                               Business Members
     $1 19,256                                 Millennium Fund

                                               Wine Festival
                                               Summer Music 
             $95,477                           Series
                                               Programs Other
               Downtown Partnership
                Programs & Events


• City Christmas Tree
    Lighting Ceremony– A
    family tradition that kicks off                                             • Downtown, The Heart of Winston-Salem
    the holiday season in                                                           Newspaper (monthly) - In association with the
    Winston-Salem. Takes                                                            Winston-Salem Journal
    place in Corpening Plaza.                                                   •   Downtown Information & Data (maps, statistics,
•   Summer Music Series– A “must do” on your summer                                 housing information, dining & shopping guide)
    checklist that has brought thousands of people together                     •   DWSP Website
    in downtown for ten years.                                                      (www.dwsp.org)
     -Alive After Five, Downtown Jazz, & Summer On Trade.                       •   The Downtown Plan
•   Salute! NC Wine Festival, presented by BB&T– The                            •   Annual Report
    fourth annual Salute! in 2009 was a success that is sure                    •   Downtown Blog
    to bring thousands Downtown to enjoy fine NC wine
    again in 2010. This festival is a catalyst for forging a
    relationship between downtown Winston-Salem and the
    NC Wine Industry.
•   Rock the Block (partnership with the City of W-S) - The
    DWSP assists the City with this annual street festival
    that has become a Twin City tradition. Rock the Block
    traditionally brings at least 30,000 people
•   DWSP Annual Meeting– This public meeting helps the
    public gain a better understanding of the many new
    developments taking place in our center city while at the
    same time offering our membership networking                                             On behalf of all the DWSP members &
    opportunities.                                                                           downtown patrons; we would like to
                                                                                             express our appreciation to the
                                                                                             Downtown Bike Patrol of the WSPD
                                                                                             for maintaining a
                                                                                             safe and inviting
                                                                                             environment in

                                                   • Downtown 101– A three hour
                                                     workshop for individuals
                                                     interested in opening a business
                                                     downtown. Takes place bi-
                                                   • Park & Stroll– A program that
                                                     offers Downtown retailers &
                                                     businesses the opportunity to offer
                                                     their customers free
                                                     parking in four city-owned decks.

                                                                                                                  Contact Us:
                                                                                                      Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership
                                                                                                      305 W. Fourth St.
                                                                                                      Suite 2-E
                                                                                                      Winston-Salem, NC 27101
                                                                                                      T: 336-354-1500
                                                                                                      F: 336-722-0746
                                                                                                      E: admin@dwsp.org
                                                                                                      Web: www.dwsp.org
                                                                                 2009 Business Membership
    Benefits of Membership

•   To show appreciation to our partners for their support, we continually
    seek to add value to being a member of the Downtown Winston-Salem
    Partnership. Important benefits are networking with other members
    and keeping up on the latest news and developments. Some other
    benefits include:
     • Member Benefit Card with discounts from other members                               Above & Beyond In-kind Friends
      •   Discounts on Park & Stroll stamp booklets
      •   Monthly issues of Downtown Newspaper delivered to you                                      •   Bald Eagle Technologies
      •   Monthly issues of Downtown Developments                                                    •   Hutchison Allgood Printing
      •   Link to your business from the DWSP website                                                •   M Creative
      •   Listing of your business in the DWSP E-Membership Directory                                •   One Hero Creative
      •   Networking Opportunities & Mailing Labels of membership database                           •   Shapiro Walker Design
      •   Press release assistance and distribution                                                  •   The Russell Agency
      •   Opportunity to serve on various DWSP committees                                            •   Twin City Quarter
      •   The knowledge that you are making a difference in revitalizing
          our Downtown.

                                                            Business Membership
                                                         PLATINUM LEVEL—$5,000 +

A Wells Fargo Company

                                                             GOLD LEVEL—$1,250 +
                          Flow Companies, Inc.                                Truliant Federal Credit Union 
                          Winston‐Salem Journal                              Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice 
                                                             SILVER LEVEL—$750 +
                                    RMIC Corporation                                    R. H. Barringer 
                                    Landmark Builders                          Winston‐Salem Transit Authority 
                                   AT&T North Carolina                           Prudential Carolinas Realty 
                             Southern Community Bank & Trust                       Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP 
                                    Samet Corporation                             Piedmont Natural Gas Co. 
                                                            BRONZE LEVEL—$650 +
                        Marriott Winston‐Salem at Twin City Quarter            Calloway Johnson Moore & West, PA 
                              W. R. Vernon Produce Co., Inc.                       Modern Automotive Network 
                                      Targacept, Inc.                             Piedmont Federal Savings Bank 
                              Structural Steel of Carolina, LLC                                  
                                                      EXECUTIVE PARTNER LEVEL—$550 +
                                        ISP Sports                                 Computer Credit, Inc. 
                                 Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A.                         Warco Enterprises, Inc. 
                                  Quality Oil Company                                R. Philip Hanes Jr. 
                        Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects                Mercedes‐Benz of the Triad 
                                          Mullen                                  Bald Eagle Technologies 
                                                          SENIOR PARTNER LEVEL—$450 +
  Embassy Suites at Twin City Quarter                                  First Community Bank                                         Time Warner Cable 
         Woodbine Agency                                          Gateway Management Services, Inc.                         I. L. Long Construction Company 
            Kernel Kustard                                         Davie Construction Company, Inc.                             John S. Clark Company, LLC 
     Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate                                           Ramey, Inc.                                           Winston‐Salem Dash 
          Taylor Oil Company                                          Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown                                      Bank of America 
               ECS, Ltd.                                            Frank L. Blum Construction Co.                                 The Phoenix Company 
      Salem Electric Company, Inc.                                            HICAPS, INC.                                           Newbridge Bank 
           Foothills Brewing                                           Primo Water Corporation                                   Stimmel &  Associates, PA 
                                                        BUSINESS PARTNER LEVEL—$350 +
           Bayberry Bistro                                         Meridian Realty Group, Inc.                               Cavanaugh & Associates, P.A. 
             Wildfire, LLC                                         Magnolia Construction, LLC                                    Fain Enterprises, Inc. 
      Constangy, Brooks & Smith                                     Duke Energy Corporation                                       Piedmont Club, Inc. 
    Baldwin Commercial Properties                                     Salem Logistics, Inc.                                     Camel Pawn Shop, Inc. 
               ATCOM                                                  Dixon Hughes, PLLC                                         Davis & Hamrick, LLP 
            Immedia Print                                         Smith‐Phillips Building Supply                            Roy E. Mathis & Associates, Inc. 
          C. B. Richard Ellis                                    Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC                                    Bimco Corporation 
            Cabinet Studio                                             Gallins Foods, Inc.                                      Sixth & Vine Wine Bar 
                                                        BUSINESS PARTNER LEVEL—$250 +
               The Garage                              The Winston Cup Museum                        Brew Nerds                        Annese Public Relations 
                Inmar, Inc.                             Owen Architecture, PLLC                    Bib's Downtown                     GeoScience & Technology 
      Home Real Estate Company                          Lafferty Architecture, PC            Surratt & Thompson, PLLC              Mechanics and Farmers Bank 
       Atlantic Coast Commercial                        Tate's American Bar Co.               David C. Hinton, CPA, PA         Harbinson & Associates, Architects P.C. 
          ERA Piedmont Realty                      Freeman Commercial Real Estate             Winston‐Salem Chronicle                     Millennium Center 
     Chelsee's Coffee Shop & More                            Horn & Stronach                Lewallen Management, LLC            Salem Funeral & Cremation Services 
 Capture Public Relations & Marketing                        Aperture Cinema                  Viking Properties ‐ Sanur                        BrandMind 
    Maine Street Redevelopers, LLC                    Salem Commercial Partners           Allen Tate Company Real Estate                         Garage 
     Dishner Moore Architects LLP                           Tower Space, LLC                            SYSTEL                              Bear Strategies 
               Caffe' Prada                       Segmented Marketing Services, Inc.       Coldwell Banker Commercial                     Sir Speedy Printing 
  Pip Printing and Marketing Services                         Village Tavern                 Arbor Investment Advisors                Piedmont Rent A Jon Inc. 
           Landex Corporation                           The Chapman Company                      Inspired Spaces LLC                              Tonic 
           Mellow Mushroom                            Webster Design Group, LLC                    Gray Newell, LLP                   Busy As A Bee Concierge 
Holly Avenue Neighborhood Association                        Dewey's Bakery                     The Yoga Gallery Inc.                  The Russell Agency, Inc 
      Liberty Lincoln Mercury, Inc.                          Brookstown Inn                       Blue Rock Advisors               Mooney's Mediterranean Café 
         Clachan Properties, LLC                           Jimmy Johns #1062                  Oakbrook Solutions, Inc.                       Driscoll Group 
             Brady Services                               Waste Management                      Avant Properties, LLC                   Sanders & Combs PLLC 
 Ersoy Brake Appleyard Architects, PA                T. E. Johnson & Sons Realtors             Mountcastle Insurance                      Starbuck Ventures 
           Turnpike Properties                        Coe Electric & Plumbing Co.             Allied Commercial Realty              David Poythress Designs, Ltd. 
            Express Graphics                               Rehab Builders, Inc.            Rentenbach Constructors Inc.              Nissen Building Apartments 
    Commercial Realty Advisors LLC                 L. A. Reynolds Garden Showcase                   Aladdin Travel                      JDL Castle Corporation 
           Urban Artware, LLC                      John Davenport Engineering, Inc.                WRCP Properties                     Piedmont Music Center 
       David E. Gall Architect P.A.                      Shapiro Walker Design                       420 Building                   Salem Academy and College 
           AKA Entertainment                              Benner & Fields, Inc.                   Magnolia Partners                    Parkway Properties, Inc. 
             Anastasia Furs                                  M Creative, Inc.                       The Other Half               Ramm Commercial Properties, LLC 
  Joseph K. Oppermann, Architect, PA                     West Third Street, Inc.           Landmark Asset Services, Inc.                    Sharpe Images 
          Winslow Group, Inc.                         Central Parking Corporation              Fowler Investment Co.                 Downtown Thai Restaurant 
       Weston & Associates, Inc.                            Burke Street Pizza                   Sweet Potatoes, Inc.                   East Coast Capital, Inc. 
                                                      COMMUNITY PARTNER LEVEL—$150 +
                  The AFAS Group                                       Winston‐Salem Alliance                                  Our Lady of Fatima Chapel 
                Piedmont Craftsmen                              Centenary United Methodist Church                                  Visit Winston‐Salem 
                 Family Services, Inc                               Sawtooth School for Visual Art                        Sovereign Grand Lodge of the IOOF 
             Downtown Middle School                           Goler Community Development Center                   Arts Council of Winston‐Salem & Forsyth County 
        Winston‐Salem Rescue Mission, Inc.                                Senior Services, Inc.                               City/County Planning Board 
       W‐S Regional Association of Realtors                         Old Salem Museum & Gardens                               Forsyth County Public Library 
                       YWCA                                      RiverRun International Film Festival                                Clean Daze, Inc. 
        Greensboro Merchants Association                            Piedmont Triad Research Park                             Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation 
       Children's Museum of Winston‐Salem                   Northwest Piedmont Council of Governments                    Forsyth Technical Community College 
     Better Business Bureau Education Alliance                        St Paul's Episcopal Church                  Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Forsyth Cty 
      Winston‐Salem Symphony Association                            United Way of Forsyth County                            Winston‐Salem State University 
               Self‐Help Credit Union                                 First Presbyterian Church                                   Crisis Control Ministry 
               New Winston Museum                               Housing Authority of  Winston‐Salem                              Downtown Health Plaza 
           Downtown Elementary School                              Junior League of Winston‐Salem                   University of North Carolina School of the Arts 
              Forsyth Humane Society                      Make‐A‐Wish Foundation of Central & Western NC                           First Baptist Church 
        Associated Artists of Winston‐Salem                Greater Winston‐Salem Chamber of Commerce                              West End Association 
        YMCA of Northwest North Carolina                            Positive Image Performing Arts                            Winston‐Salem Business Inc. 
            Winston‐Salem Foundation                                      Jewell Interiors, Inc.                                               
                                                                      2009 “500 Strong” Campaign

                                                Imagine More Together...
                                                                                          500 Strong is a leadership collective of 
                                                               enthusiastic, dependable, and supportive individuals of  
                                                               downtown Winston‐Salem. Through a pledge of annual giving to 
                                                               DWSP, broad and diverse membership in 500 Strong helps fortify 
                                                               all that is distinctive about the core of our city as well as position 
                                                               it for a bright and progressive future. 

                                         DOWNTOWN HERO—$1,000 +
                                            Steve & Joyce Snelgrove 
                                                  Robert Willis 
                                             Erna & Bill Womble, Jr.  
                                                 Ralph Womble 
                                     DOWNTOWN CHAMPION—$500 +
                      W‐S Regional Association of Realtors ‐ In Honor of Richard Redding 
                          John and Chris Griffith               Keith & Ruth Kooken 
                             Gayle Anderson                     Ann & Borden Hanes 
                              Ron Stephens                  Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. Bell, Jr. 
                        Rence and Barbara Callahan              Alfred & Beth Adams 
                      Steve & Tonya Cavanaugh Fund                   Phil Hanes 
                         Ray & Kathleen McKinney              John & Wanda Merschel 
                              Cary Hedgpeth                           Jeff Smith 

              Lee & Shelby Chaden                     Julie and Harry Knabb                        Scott Templeton 
                  Milton Rhodes                          The AFAS Group                            Marshall B. Bass 
         Richard Emmett & Kim Lawson                       Brent Waddell                            John Davenport 
             Murray C. Greason, Jr.                           Joel Berry                              Peter Avetta 
                James Allen Joines                          Janeen Lalick                          Bill & Betty Davis 
                     Ellis Boyle                          Curt Hazelbaker                              Adam Raak 
                 Jane Carmichael                            John Davis III                             Tim Moore 
                  Marc Schaefer                              Suzy Baxter                          McDara P. Folan, III 
                   Tom Ingram                        Jason and Shayna Thiel                     Charles & Beth Baldwin 
             Joe and Susan Morris                   Meridian Realty Employees                  Mr. & Mrs. Thad Lewallen 
                  Michael Suggs                   Doug & Mary Anne Maynard                         Carol Strohecker 
                    Ric Wagner                              Lisa Schaner                         Mr. & Mrs. Jon Kuhn 
                 Stephen Dragisic                          David Ratcliff                          Malcolm Brown 
                    Jodi Farley                        J. Walter McDowell                        Don & Sandra Mikush 
              Jigar & Lawren Desai                Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Gottlieb                      Nancy Dunn  
              Jay & Katie Callahan                  Timothy & Leslie Jennings                         John Burress 
                   Lonnie Hicks                            Alan Caldwell                              Glenda Keels 
                   Vivian Joiner                      Jack & Susan Cambell                             Ken Moser 
                 Alexandra Ewing                    Mr. & Mrs. Sam Booke, Jr.                        James Bolling 
               Mrs. Gordon Hanes                     Lynn & Lynette Murphy                             Robert Kirk 
            John & Grace Andronica                           Ken Millett                              Scott Schaaf 
                                                           Spencer Gung                                      

Leigh Somerville McMillan               Susan Jacobs                       Robert Clark                          J. Eric Elliot 
      Anonymous                         Oscar Pearl                         Alice Wald 

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