September 2008 · Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce by fpe17463

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									         September 2008 · Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce

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        In This Letter           Greetings!

 State of Community Luncheon     Learn Today, Advocate
   Proposed Tree Ordinance
                                 Tomorrow! We need YOUR
                                 help to support the plans for
    Small Business Awards        the Downtown Civic Plaza,
                                 perhaps the most important
    Re-Link Your VIC Card        link in creating a downtown
                                 "living room" that is open to
 Corporate Volunteers Program
                                 EVERYONE!! Civic Plaza will
                                 make us more attractive for
      September Events
                                 new business locations and
                                 help draw young, well-educated and highly skilled workers.
Business Before Hours            Learn how you can help next Tuesday, September 2 at
                                 4:00 p.m. at the Chamber.
      Sponsored By:              Now, here are the other events and news I wanted you to
  Hewitt Business Center         know about this month:

            Date:                State of Community Luncheon
 Friday, September 12, 2008
                                 Get all the Info about Economic
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.      Development in One Place!
                                 Join us at our State of
         Address:                Community Luncheon featuring:
Hewitt Business Center LLC
  1001 S. Marshall Street        Dudley Watts
 Winston-Salem, NC 27101         Forsyth County

  * click here to register *     Dr. Donald L. Martin Jr.
                                 WS/Forsyth County School System

                                 Lee Garrity
                                 City of WS

                                 Jason Thiel
                                 Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership

         ********                Kerry Avant
                                 Downtown Civic Plaza
  Technology Council
       Meeting                   Allen Joines
                                 WS Alliance
       Sponsored By:
         AllWrite!               We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 11 at
       Cook Medical              11:45 in the Grand Pavilion Ballroom, Embassy Suites. To
 The Inception Micro Angel               register click here. Dixon Hughes PLLC and Kilpatrick
           Fund                          Stockton, LLP are the luncheon sponsors.
          SBTDC
 (Winston-Salem and Greensboro, both     Proposed Tree Ordinance
   partially funded by the U.S. Small
        Business Administration)         Your Chamber's Position
            Targacept                    Despite letters to the contrary,
                                         your Chamber has NOT taken a
          Date:                          position on the proposed tree
  Wednesday, September 24                ordinance. We asked the Winston-
 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.            Salem City Council to not enact
 networking and refreshments to follow
                                         ANY more ordinances that affect
                                         economic development without
          Address:                       first looking at the total impact of
 Piedmont Triad Research Park            the ordinances already passed in
                                         the last few years. That includes
"Nanomedicine - the Use of Tiny          the tree ordinance. At a time when
   Particles for Extraordinary           we need to create thousands of
             Results"                    high quality jobs, we need to be sure that everyone is helping
                                         businesses succeed, and it is important to understand the
    * click here to register *           economic impact of layer-upon-layer of government
                                         regulations. We're not opposed to preserving trees, but we
                                         are opposed to imposing more government regulations
                                         without understanding the economic consequences of doing
                                         so. All we asked our local elected officials to do was to take a
                                         break.

                                         photo by Cosmo Photography


                                         Small Business Awards Reception 
                                         Register Today: Now Free!
                                         Enjoy an early evening of
                                         networking while
                                         celebrating local
                                         entrepreneurs at the Small
                                         Business Awards Reception,
                                         September 18, 4:00 p.m. -
                                         6:00 p.m. at the Piedmont
                                         Club. Honor and support the
                                         small companies in our community who have exhibited
                                         excellence in their everyday business dealings. BB&T & Bell,
                                         Davis & Pitt, P.A. will sponsor the reception. This event is
                                         free to Chamber members but space is limited; click here to
                                         reserve your spot today!

                                         Re-Link Your VIC Card

                                         Free $$$ For WS/FC Schools!
                                         Sound too good to be true? It's
                                         not, but YOU have to act now!!
                                         Link your VIC Card to the
                                         school of your choice. Harris
                                         Teeter's Together in
            ********                     Education Program supports schools and Chamber
                               education initiatives. The program is free for shoppers. Just
Small Business Program         click here: Harris Teeter - Your Neighborhood Food Market to
                               link or contact Jacki Kidd at jkidd@winstonsalem.com or 728-
       Sponsored By:           9220.
        RBC Bank
                               Corporate Volunteers Program
"Shifting Minds Into Green
           Gear"               School's Back In Session!
        presented by           Want a great opportunity to help a
       Peter F. Marsh,         student succeed? You can work one-
       EcoLens Group           on-one with a kindergarten student
                               for one hour a week to help them
          Date:                reach grade level
  Thursday, September 25       readiness. Twenty-five students at
                               each of the following schools are
          Time:
                               still waiting on a
   3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
                               volunteer: Ashley, Cook, Diggs,
          Address:             Easton, Forest Park, Hall-Woodward,
   WS Chamber Building         Ibraham, Kimberley Park, Konnoak,
   601 West Fourth Street      Latham, Mineral Springs, North Hills,
  Winston-Salem, NC 27101      Old Town, Petree, South Fork, and Speas Elementary. Contact
                               Jennifer Propst at jpropst@winstonsalem.com or 728-9219
  * click here to register *   to sign up.




                               Gayle N. Anderson
                               Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce


                               Referral Groups and Ambassadors

                               For more information on any of the groups or events in this
        ********
                               box, contact Lynne Borden at lborden@winstonsalem.com or
East Area Council Golf         728-9224 for more information.
                                
     Tournament                Triad Synergy Referral Group
                               September 9, 16, 23
            Date:
                               7:45-9:00 a.m.
 Friday, September 26, 2008
                               Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
                               601 W. 4th Street
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                               Winston-Salem, NC 27101
         Address:
                               September 30
 Winston Lake Golf Course
                               7:45-9:00 a.m.
  3535 Winston Lake Road
                               Costco
    Winston-Salem, NC
                               1085 Hanes Mall Blvd.
                               Winston Salem, NC 27103
  * click here to register *
                                
                               LIONS Referral Group
        ********
                               September 16, 30
                                     11:45-1:00 p.m.
                                     Holiday Inn Express
 Thanks to Our New Members           6320 Amp Drive
                                     Clemmons, NC 27012

                                     September 9, 23 - Luncheons. Call for locations.

                                     The Originals Referral Group
         * Click here *              September 16, 23, 30
                                     Szechuan Palace Chinese Restaurant
    Reserve Your Ad Now!             3040 Healy Drive
                                     Winston- Salem, NC 27103

                                     SHARKS Referral Group
                                     September 4, 11, 18, 25
                                     7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
                                     Golden Corral Steak House - Hanes Mall
                                     180 Hanes Mall Circle
                                     Winston-Salem, NC 27103

                                     STARS Referral Group
                                     September 10 and 24
                                     7:45-9:00 a.m.
 Be a part of the 2009 Welcome       Billy Bob's Silver Diner
  Magazine and Membership            1650 Hanes Mall Blvd.
            Directory!
                                     Winston-Salem, NC 27103
 Don't miss your chance to be in      
 front of your target audience ALL
                                     Ambassador Council Meeting
               YEAR!
                                     September 3
            click here               12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
                                     Lunch sponsored by Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
          Don't Miss! 
                                     Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
                                     601 W. Fourth Street
                                     Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Urban League Job Fair                 
       Looking for excellent         For more information on any of the groups or events in this
  employees? Participate in the      box, contact Lynne Borden at lborden@winstonsalem.com or
  Winston-Salem Urban League         728-9224 for more information.
             Job Fair
    on Friday, September 12
      9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                          Thanks to Our Platinum Investors
  For more information, contact
                                                            AT&T North Carolina
   Steve Jones at 725-5614,
                                                     Bald Eagle Technologies of NC, LLC
            ext. 1310.
                                                BB&T · BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
                                                       Cook Medical · Forsyth County
      See All Our Events!                   Forsyth Medical Center & Affiliates · Hanesbrands Inc.
                                               Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. · Inmar, Inc.
                                                       North Carolina Baptist Hospital
                                              Reynolds American · The Winston-Salem Journal
                                                   Twin City Quarter · Wachovia Bank, NA
                                                  Wake Forest University Health Sciences
                                                   Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools
                                                   Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
             click here

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