For Immediate Release July 16, 2009 Contact: Ashley Watkins, Communications Associate firstname.lastname@example.org Lee Mortensen, Vice President email@example.com Downtown Greensboro Inc. 122 N. Elm Street Greensboro, NC 27401 (336) 379-0060 Downtown Greensboro Incorporated to Honor Downtown Cleaning and Police Crews Tomorrow at Fincastles Diner Greensboro, N.C. – Downtown Greensboro Incorporated (DGI) will host its second appreciation breakfast tomorrow to recognize the Clean and Green Team, City of Greensboro Sanitation workers and the Center City Resource Team (bike and foot patrol). The breakfast will be at Fincastles Diner in Downtown Greensboro on July 17 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. with donations from long-time board member and Downtown developer Milton Kern and from the Charlotte branch of the international food distributor, Sysco. The breakfast is being held to honor the ongoing work and service each group provides to keep Downtown Greensboro Clean, Green and Safe. The event will be hosted by the DGI Board of Directors and staff with assistance from Fincastles owner, Jody Morphis. President/CEO Ed Wolverton, Board Chairman Michael Schiftan, DGI staff and volunteers will help prepare and serve the food. “These groups provide vital services to Downtown’s 21,000 workers, 900 businesses and 1,500 residents,” said DGI President and CEO, Ed Wolverton. “This breakfast is a humble token to express our thanks for all of their efforts and let these hard working people know that their work is appreciated,” he said. City officials and noted public figures are expected to attend the breakfast and honor Downtown’s finest in cleanliness and public safety. Photo opportunities will be available. Background DGI’s Clean and Green Team provides supplemental service to the City of Greensboro’s sanitation department. The team works under DGI’s direction seven days a week to keep Downtown sidewalks and buildings free of litter, cigarette butts and graffiti. The crew also cleans tree wells, steam cleans and power washes sidewalks, removes ice and snow and installs and maintains the hanging flower baskets that adorn several Downtown streets from May to October annually. As part of the continued effort to ensure the safety of Downtown visitors, workers and merchants, the Center City Resource Team and the Community Resource Team of the Greensboro Police Department, patrols and monitors the Downtown district. The uniformed officers often travel by bike and segways and to offer greater visibility and public access. ### About Downtown Greensboro Inc. Downtown Greensboro Incorporated is a non profit economic development organization established in 1997. Our core purpose is to lead the development of downtown Greensboro as a prosperous and vibrant urban center, memorable and meaningful for those who choose to live, work, play and invest here. Visit www.downtowngreensboro.net for more information.
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