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Construction Career Days Introduces Students to In-Demand Industries

The Winston Salem Chamber’s Construction Industry Council and Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools are introducing high school students to careers in the skilled trades during Construction Career Days, being held November 5-6 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. The event features more than 40 local employers that will provide hands-on learning experiences for students to try things like masonry, diesel mechanics,… Read More »

Inaugural State of Education Event Focuses on Collaboration

All six leaders of Winston-Salem’s higher education institutions shared the stage for the first time at the Inaugural State of Education event. While it was their first public roundtable, all six agreed that it was not the first time they had worked together in various ways on efforts to improve their institutions and collaborate with… Read More »

Forsyth Tech Launches LEAP Apprenticeship Program

Forsyth Technical Community College has announced an exciting new apprenticeship program. In partnership with business and industry, the program named Learn and Earn Apprenticeship Program or [email protected] Tech, will provide students an opportunity to combine on-the-job training with technical education while earning an income. LEAP is a structured collaboration between Forsyth Tech as the apprenticeship… Read More »

Chamber Intern Creates Network Map of Business Startup Resources

As part of our commitment to supporting the career-readiness of local students, the Winston Salem Chamber is excited to welcome high school senior Oliver Jewell for a summer internship in our economic development department. Oliver is a senior at Forsyth Country Day School and will join the Chamber as part of his school’s internship program.… Read More »

Lessons from the Plain Writing Movement

All businesses rely on communication, internally and externally, to fulfill their mission. Clear, effective communication is ideal. Lawyers, unfortunately, have a reputation for being overly formal and wordy. We often use two words to mean essentially the same thing, and we fall back on archaic phrasing that we learned in law school. Here’s a fairly… Read More »

Velocity: An Accelerator for Creative Entrepreneurs

Created and powered by Center for Creative Economy The Center for Creative Economy (CCE) has launched Velocity, a street-smart, hands-on business accelerator designed for creative entrepreneurs. CCE has produced a creative accelerator for three years, and has developed a proven method for turning a creative passion into a growing business. Velocity is open to creative… Read More »


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