August Newsletter 
Celebrating The Life of Patricia Billings

Our heart felt condolences go out to Patricia Billings' family and loved ones. Mrs. Billings was an advocate, organizer, and a warrior for all people, especially the Southeast Winston-Salem residents. She was treasured and loved by many. She never met a stranger, and she gave her time and heart to everyone. She will never be forgotten, and her legacy will live on through all of her good deeds and the kind words that she shared.  The Southeast Neighborhood Association will continue to meet on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.
  We will miss you "Ms. Pat"!

Here we GROW again! We're excited to welcome our newest associates!

Natalie Nicholson of
The Gilead Group Financial

Gilead Group Financial specializes in customized insurance solutions to help you prepare for life's events.

 Choice Realty of Winston-Salem

Choice Realty of Winston-Salem is a full service real estate company that specializes in residential real estate.

Dr. Antwain Tate Goode & Andrea Goode of
Tate Consulting

  Tate Consulting focuses on leadership development and organizational stretegies, and uses its acronym, "T-Tenacity, A-Attitude, T-Teamwork, and E- Execution", to help drive individual and corporate success.

Kit-Tena Ferguson & Julian Brittano of
Nu Archer Productions

Nu Archer Productions, Inc. is a non-profit, American film production company based in the Carolinas.

Entrepreneur Of The Month Spotlight:
Marcus Hill &
Forsyth Community Food Consortium

Community Driven Food Empowerment:

Marcus Hill is a California native, who has resided in Winston-Salem since 2001. He serves as the Lead Coordinator for the Forsyth Community Food Consortium. His interest in local food systems has grown out of a blend of his public health and community organizing backgrounds. Other influences include several centers on food justice. He also received his Masters of Public Health from Yale University in 2008.

Forsyth Community Food Consortium came to life in the fall of 2013. It is a resource center, project facilitator, and collaboration hub for local and regional food system development.  They believe a good food system is sustainable, accessible, economically resilient, promotes healthy communities, and promotes  justice. Some of their goals include: addressing regional food access issues, promoting a robust regional economy, and honoring farmers & producers. For more information, newsletter signup, social media links, and event calendar:  Click here! 

Marcus Hill, Lead Coordinator for the Forsyth Community Food Consortium
The Enterprise Center in Action!

The Enterprise Center's Monthly Associate Networking Meeting
The Enterprise Center's monthly associate meetings focus on supporting each other's businesses by sharing resources and referrals. The July meeting featured Reginald McCaskill of Maximum Enterprises, Inc.  that is hosting the 2016 Triad Minority Business Expo on August 20, 2016.  This year the expo will be at Bio Tech Place at the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.  Thank you Maximum Enterprises for helping Triad entrepreneurs who are creating jobs and economic opportunity!

S. G. Atkins Community Development Corporation's 
Housing Development Activities

REDISCOVER Ridgewood Place!

The foundation has been laid and the walls and roof are up! Ridgewood Place is growing again with new homes being developed by The S. G. Atkins CDC, Phase IV Realty, and the City of Winston-Salem. Ridgewood Place is located in Winston-Salem's Sensational Southeast Ward and is conveniently located just minutes away from shopping, dining, recreation, schools, and highways. Interest rates are low and down payment assistance up to $14,800 is available for QUALIFIED buyers. Reserve your lot now. Please contact S. G. Atkins CDC at 336-734-6900 or 336-904-2403 for details.

Do you own a business, and need PROFESSIONAL office space, networking opportunities, mentoring or technical assistance?

LOOK NO FURTHER! We have the solution to fit your needs! 

The Enterprise Center Small Business Incubator!

We offer private office  space , and are pleased to announce our new shared cowork space option!

Learn more and reserve your office NOW!
Call 336-734-6900, or e-mail

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Planning  a wedding, corporate meeting, or luncheon?  The Enterprise
Conference & Banquet Center is  "The Place Where Community Hospitality Lives!"   To learn more about our non-profit event center, please call 336-734-6916.

The Enterprise Conference & Banquet Center
Watch the video!

Lights! Cameras! Action!
The Enterprise Center's Post-Production Digital Editing Lab
& Video / Photo Production Studio


The Post-Production Digital Editing Lab and Video / Photo Production Studio are open to all video and media professionals in the production  and post production phase of their  projects. The Enterprise Center provides up-to-date hardware and software and professional assistance if needed.  
The Video / Photo Production Studio offers:
  • Backdrops
  • LED lights
  • Soft Box Lights
  • Video display
  • Large production area
Our Post Production Digital Editing Lab offers:
  • 4 Apple - 27" iMAC computers with retina 5K display & Intel Core i5
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Mixer boards
  • Microphones
  • Digital conversion equipment
  • After Effects CC, Cinematic visual effect and motion graphics, Animate CC, Interactive animations for multiple platforms, Illustrator CC, Vector graphics and illustration, InDesign CC, Edge Code CC, Premiere CC, Code HTML, CSS, Javascript, and much more!
  • On-Site Engineer (if needed).
Call 336-734-6900 or 336-904-2403 for details!

Upcoming Special Events

Small Business Roundtable: What Prevents Success Part 2?
Join our conversation about overcoming challenges to business success.  Small Business Center Director, Allan Younger, facilitates a monthly roundtable discussion with topics based upon experiences and interests of the roundtable participants.  This event requires registration.  

Thursday, August 4th 2016
12:00-1:30 p.m.
To register:  Click here!

UJIMA CDC invites you to learn about the benefits of living at
 the new Emmanuel Retirement Village!
Ujima Community Development Corporation invites seniors (62+) to attend an informational meeting at 6 pm on every Monday in August at The Enterprise Center.  They are pre-leasing a special neighborhood designed by seniors for seniors that will feature one and two bedroom apartments with privacy and social amenities.

Monday August 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2016
Information sessions start at 6:00 p.m.

Hungry For Progress? Meet Others In The Community
Working On Food Related Projects
Forsyth Food Meetup meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at The Enterprise Center. This is an excellent chance to hear about what is going on in the region, ask questions, collaborate, and share ideas.  For more information contact Marcus Hill at 336-406-8765.

Forsyth Food Meetup: August 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Tate Consulting Leadership Mixer For Business 
Join Dr. Antwain Tate Goode  for an evening of networking,fellowship, and fun! The Tate Consulting Leadership Mixer f or Business Professionals will be held in downtown W-S at The Nissen Building, 310 W. 4th Street #100 from 6 PM - 7 PM.

Thursday August 18, 2016

3rd Annual 2016 Triad Minority Business Expo
The Triad Minority Business Expo was created to increase
opportunities for small businesses to connect for success. 
The expo will feature businesses from the Triad along with information, fun, and celebrity guests. The Business Expo will be held Saturday August 20 at Wake Forest Innovation 
Quarter on 575 N. Patterson Avenue  from 10 AM - 3 PM.

Friday August 19, 2016 and Saturday August 20, 2016

Can You Dig It? Volunteer at Simon's Green Acre Community Gardens
Join our gardeners at Simon's  Green Acre Community
Gardens on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Come out and
be ready to have some FUN! Get involved and GROW! 
For more information contact Sigrid Hall at 336-750-3148.

Wednesdays at 5:30 PM and Saturdays at 9:00 AM

SouthEast Winston-Salem Residents Can Get Involved
With Their Community By Attending SENA Meetings

The SouthEast Neighborhood Association (SENA) meets at The Enterprise Center on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM.

Join Or Learn About The Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce

The Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce meets at The Enterprise Center on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM. The mission of the WSBCC is to empower & sustain the black business community through entrepreneurship, training, and economic activity within the greater Winston-Salem region.

Upcoming September Event

Serious FUN!  Join Us For Our Presidential Debate Watch Party!

Don't watch the 1st Presidential Debate alone! Join us on Monday September 26, 2016 for an evening of fun and bi-partisan debate discussion. Bring a group or a friend. Be on the look out for our September newsletter and check out our Facebook page for all the details!

Upcoming October Events

Saturday October 1, 2016 12 PM - 3 PM:
SENA Annual Community Day Celebration
514 Waughtown Street WS, NC 27107

Saturday October 8, 2016 12 PM - 5 PM
Multicultural Bridal Fair and Fashion Show
The Enterprise Center
1922 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive WS, NC 27107

New Wage & Hour Rules From The Department of Labor Go Into Effect on December 1, 2016

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are always welcomed at The Enterprise Center and The S. G. Atkins Community Development Corporation.  Consider sharing your skills and time with us. Together we all benefit, and you can help make a difference!

Please call 336-734-6900 or e-mail for details.

We are pleased to announce the launch of our exciting new website!

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