Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. is excited to announce an engaging evening of community conversations at our upcoming Annual Meeting presented by Bethany Medical: 

136th Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 19 Cocktail Hour 5:30pm | Dinner & Program 6:00pm
The Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum

The evening will be headlined by a fireside chat with Steve Bratspies, CEO of HanesBrands, Inc. (HBI) Hanes has grown alongside Winston-Salem since it was founded here in 1901. Today, the multinational corporation employs 61,000 people and features a family of brands that includes Champion, Bonds, Maidenform, and more.

Steve Bratspies was elected CEO and appointed to the HanesBrands’ Board of Directors in August 2020. In 2021, HBI was one of two apparel manufacturers named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere and garnered a spot on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies for the third consecutive year. Recently, the company has announced new global sustainability goals focused on areas addressed by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals under three pillars: People, Planet and Product. The company’s efforts are guided by its purpose: to create a more comfortable world for every body.

The annual meeting will also feature remarks by David Neill, Chair of the Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. board of directors and Mark Owens, President and CEO, who will offer insights on the community’s collaborative efforts to build new workforce opportunities for all and develop a talent pipeline that supports future growth in healthcare and life sciences, technology, small business development, and more. 

The Annual Meeting also includes the presentations of the Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award, the Truliant Small Business Awards, the Allegacy Innovator of the Year Award, and the Collaboration of the Year Award.

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Bethany Medical
Allegacy Federal Credit Union
Cook Medical
Duke Energy
Truliant Federal Credit Union