June 2017 Newsletter 
WSSU Pledges Support For Entrepreneurship In Winston-Salem:

From the WSSU website:

In an unprecedented and historic demonstration of solidarity, Winston-Salem State University has joined with leaders from five other Winston-Salem-based colleges and universities - each pledging to incentivize entrepreneurship among their students and alumni through a series of programs based on their areas of focus and unique visions.

WSSU has pledged to create an award to support projects from students and alumni that creatively addresses some of society's pressing issues, such as health equity, sustainable communities and economic development. The $100,000 fund will support projects over the next three fiscal years and focus on communities around WSSU. Award recipients will be selected based on the strength of their team, the innovativeness of their  proposal, and the potential to address broad social issues.
"As the largest public state university here in Winston-Salem, the majority of our students are from the area and many more will stay here when they graduate, contributing to the economy of the city," said Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson. "This program is an opportunity for us to join with our higher-education partners and those in the business community to build a spirit of entrepreneurship here in Winston-Salem. Through this exciting program, we will leverage the creativity and talents of WSSU students and alumni to help them tackle some of society's biggest challenges."
Robinson was joined by leaders from the Forsyth Technical Community College, Piedmont International University, Salem College, University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Wake Forest University.
Here we GROW again! 
We're excited to welcome our newest associate!

Brandon Lowe is the owner and head therapist of Knew Era Consulting PLLC. He is a dually licensed therapist who holds the following licenses: LPC ( Licensed Professional Counselor) and LCAS (Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist). Knew Era Consulting PLLC provides outpatient mental health services. Please contact Mr. Brandon Lowe at 336-740-9035 for additional information. Check out his website at: kneweraconsulting.com.

Meet Our Summer Interns:

We are pleased to have two vibrant Winston-Salem State University student interns assisting us at The Enterprise Center this summer.

Gabrielle Judd is a Senior Marketing major at WSSU from Sanford, NC.  She is involved in numerous campus community service organizations. She's participated in WSSU's homecoming activities and their annual Red and Black Christmas Benefit.After graduation, she plans on pursuing an MBA in marketing and move to Atlanta, Georgia to further her career. Gabrielle shared her favorite quote by  Chris Grosser, "
Opportunities don't happen. You create them." 

Rasheeda Shankle is a Senior Business Administration major at WSSU from Norwood, NC. She is the founder of the non-profit organization, Honorable Youth, Inc., which focusing on rebuilding communities and inspiring youth. After graduation, she plans on pursuing an MBA. Rasheeda stated,
"If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception; it is a prevailing attitude." 

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 May meeting featured Mayor Allen Joines. Mayor Joines shared his vision on social issues, such as reducing poverty and homelessness. He also displayed his passion for economic development by discussing ideas on job creation and economic opportunity.  Thank you Mayor Joines for taking time out of your busy schedule to share your knowledge with our entrepreneurs. 

Mayor Allen Joines

The Enterprise Center in Action!

NCLCV and 
S. G. Atkins Community Development Corporation:

On Wednesday May 10, the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters awarded Carol Davis and S. G. Atkins CDC with their Catalyst Award. Per NCLCV's website: " Davis received her Catalyst honors for her leadership in creating The Enterprise Center, which is connected with the S.G. Atkins Community Development Corporation in Winston-Salem. As Executive Director, Davis has turned a former Boys & Girls Club into a small business incubator that encourages community-based leadership. Davis has worked closely with PowerUp NC, a project of NCLCV Foundation, to more tightly connect the issues of energy-efficiency, renewable energy, affordable housing, and utility justice to the idea of creating a green jobs pathway for local residents."

Carol Davis, Esq. accepts the NCLCV Catalyst Award on behalf of S. G. Atkins CDC

The Enterprise Center in Action!

The Center For Smart Financial Choices
#FinancialLiteracy      #ItPaysToKnow

The Center For Smart Financial Choices was privileged to be the recipient of a $600 donation from  Winston Salem State Managerial Accounting students. Under the instruction of Dr. Carol Cain, students participated in a competition to create, sell a product, and make a profit. They agreed to donate their profits to support financial education.

Learn more about CFSFC  here.
Betty Ann Faulkner of The Center For Smart Financial Choices receives a  $600 donation from Dr. Carol Cain's Managerial Accounting Class.

The Enterprise Center In Action!

Zoe Behavior Health, J. L. Redford Inc. , and Dream Makers Inc. Present:

Let's Move!

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

June is National Homeownership Month!

In observance of National Homeownership Month, S. G Atkins CDC and The Center For Smart Financial Choices are hosting a homeownership seminar titled: 

Home Ownership - Are You Ready? 

Before you get the key, find out:
  • Is buying the best choice for you?
  • How much can you afford?
  • What about the down payment?
  • Do I have enough savings?
  • And much more.......
The seminar will be held on:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
The Enterprise Center
1922 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Light refreshments will be served.

Reserve your space today!
Call DaRhonda Morgan at 336.904.2403 to RSVP!

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

REDISCOVER Ridgewood Place!

Ridgewood Place is growing again with new homes being developed by S. G. Atkins CDC, Phase IV Realty, and the City of Winston-Salem. We  are very proud to work with WSSU alumnus, William Crews, who is the general contractor and  owner of Phase IV Realty for 18 years.

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.

Please join us for our upcoming June events!
Zoe Behavior Health, J. L. Redford Inc., and Dream Makers Inc.
Present: LET'S MOVE!

LET'S MOVE is open to beginners and persons with disabilities. It's a recreational and therapeutic approach to: contemporary dance, ballet, jazz, creative movement, and yoga. For more information contact April Witherspoon at 336.575.8736  or awitherspoon@zoebbs.net.

Saturday, June 3, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Enterprise Center
1922 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27107

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 October 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.  

June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2017

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: June 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Paint & Sip At The Enterprise Center!
Join Us On Friday, June 30, 2017

Join us for an evening of fun at The Enterprise Center. No artistic skills needed. Our artist will give you  step-by-step instructions. Price includes: all materials, a glass of wine, and an appetizer. For more information contact Rasheeda Shankle and Gabrielle Judd at 336-734-6900. All proceeds to benefit S. G. Atkins CDC, a non-profit organization.

Paint & Sip At The Enterprise Center:  Friday, June 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1922 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27107

Idea Tap at Flywheel

Idea Tap is one part networking, one part pitch refinement, and a heap of startup support in one event! Presenters are selected in advance and have 5 minutes to pitch their startup. This event is held every second Tuesday of the month!  Presenting and attending are FREE,  and it includes: catered 
food, drinks, and networking opportunities.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Center For Design Innovation
450 Design Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Can You Dig It? Volunteer at Simon's Green Acre Community Gardens

Join our gardeners at Simon's  Green Acre Community
Gardens and  be ready to have some FUN! Get involved and GROW!  For more information contact Lorraine Mortis at 336-577-9091.
Wednesdays at 5:30 PM and Saturdays at 9:00 am

FlyWednesday  at FlyWheel Coworking

FlyWednesday is your weekly FREE gathering of ideators 7 innovators. Launch every Wednesday morning with a power-packed hour of learning, community, & connection + a unique tech spin.

Wednesdays from 7:30 am - 8:45 am
Center For Design Innovation
450 Design Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101


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 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.

2017 Juneteenth Festival

2017 Juneteenth Vendor Opportunities

Please Join Us At The Enterprise Center 
On Thursday, June 29, 2017 For:
Cooking In The Garden

Please Join Us At The Enterprise Center 
On Friday, June 30, 2017 For:
Paint & Sip at The Enterprise Center

Upcoming Networking Opportunity

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.

Featured Event  at The Enterprise Conference & Banquet Center:
May 2017
Venture Cafe at The Enterprise Center  


If you like our work and want to support the Enterprise Center, please click here.  Your donations are appreciated.

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 sgatkinscdc4@gmail.com for details.
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