Author: Greater Winston-Salem, Inc.

MBE Grants Awarded to 20 Local Businesses

Leer En Español  As part of our continued efforts to promote local business success, we are excited to announce the recipients of the 2023 cycle of the MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) Grant program. The Entrepreneurial Advisory Committee has distributed a total of $219,600 in funding to 20 locally-owned small businesses. The grants were awarded in… Read More »

Calvin McRae named Forty Under 40 Recipient by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. is excited to announce that Calvin McRae, Vice President of Public Policy, has been named to the ACCE (Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives) 2023 Forty Under 40 list of emerging leaders shaping the chamber of commerce industry. This annual recognition showcases the industry’s top young professionals nationwide who have demonstrated success… Read More »

Mark Owens to Serve on WSSU Chancellor Search Committee

Mark Owens, President and CEO of Greater Winston-Salem, Inc., has been named to the committee that will search for the next chancellor of Winston-Salem State University. University of North Carolina System President Peter Hans and Winston-Salem State University Board of Trustees Chair Kathleen Kelly announced the formation of the 13-member committee. The search advisory committee… Read More »

Year in Review: Q4 Report

PDF Download Our Q4 Report offers full insights into Winston-Salem’s business climate in 2023, tracking our progress and measuring economic growth heading into the new year. 2023 Highlights Community Engagement: 79 Events | 3,400+ Member Engagement Locations & Expansions: 368+ New Jobs | $177.7M Capital Investment Economic Development: 78 Active Projects | 150+ Local Employer… Read More »

Celebrate Local

As you celebrate the holidays this season, think local first! When you Celebrate Local, you are contributing to the most important time of year for locally-owned small businesses – and when they thrive, our community grows.   By choosing to shop local, you’re fostering a sense of community, ensuring job opportunities for local residents, and… Read More »

Q3 Report: Economic, Talent, and Workforce Update

PDF Download This quarter, don’t miss the latest metrics on our economic development pipeline and recent project announcements! The Q3 report includes a recap of the Annual Meeting presented by Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, featuring the keynote guest Eugene Woods, President and CEO of Atrium Health. Quarterly Highlights WS outpaces employment growth across much… Read More »

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