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Category: Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. News

Emergency Rent Assistance Program Launches in Forsyth County

Forsyth County and the City of Winston-Salem are now offering financial assistance to low-income residents who are behind with rent or utilities due to COVID-19.   The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) offers assistance to pay rent and utility bills, including electricity, water and sewer, natural gas, propane and internet.  Landlords can assist tenants by providing information about the program. They may also be asked to provide… Read More »

2021 Annual Meeting Awards

Citizenship and Service Award Presented by Duke Energy Catrina Thompson Winston-Salem Police Chief Chief Catrina Thompson is a 27-year veteran of the Winston Salem Police Department. Under her tenure as Police Chief, she has focused on bringing the community together and encouraging positive relationships between citizens and the police department.   Under Chief Thompson’s leadership, arrests for traffic violations… Read More »

Quarterly Report for Q1 2021

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc.’s One Year Anniversary Report Our 2030 Vision and Strategic Plan has launched as we celebrate the first anniversary of Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. Our Anniversary Quarterly Report includes a complete recap of the Annual Meeting, economic development and commercial property updates, national talent marketing, and more. Read More »

The South’s Best Cities on the Rise

Winston-Salem is one of the South’s ten best “cities on the rise” according to Southern Living magazine. The South’s Best Cities on the Rise 2021 Winston-Salem’s vibrant and walkable downtown, growing culinary scene, and artistic roots are a few of the reasons for this recognition. The innovation and energy in the Innovation Quarter, spurred by… Read More »

Susan R. Wente selected as Wake Forest’s 14th President

After an international search for the 14th president of Wake Forest University, the Board of Trustees, upon the unanimous recommendation of the appointed search committee, has named Susan R. Wente as the next leader of Wake Forest. A renowned biomedical scientist and visionary higher education leader, Wente has served as Vanderbilt’s provost and vice chancellor… Read More »

New African American Studies Program at Wake Forest Receives $1M Gift

As Wake Forest University prepares to launch its African American Studies Program this fall, an anonymous donor has made a $1 million gift to support the new academic initiative. “African American Studies at Wake Forest will build on our historic liberal arts tradition and will also deepen our understanding of Pro Humanitate,” said Corey D.… Read More »


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