May 2017 Newsletter 
Venture Cafe Line Up:

Thursday May 4: Innovating Together:
 The Past, Present + Future of Innovation in Winston-Salem
We'll start our journey together with a look at our roots and a glimpse at our future. Meet a girls' robotics team, mingle with city leaders and local innovators, help create an art installation illustrating our hopes and dreams for Winston-Salem in 2020, experience virtual reality and more.
Inmar | 635 Vine Street | Innovation Quarter
FREEregister here
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Thursday May 11: Growing Together:
 Becoming a True City Of Innovation
Innovation isn't just apps or new medical advances. It's also about creating sustainable solutions that build stronger communities and more vibrant places. Join us as we explore ideas that are making a difference right here, meet companies changing our city's economic and cultural landscape, and learn from entrepreneurs who are transforming social problems into business opportunities.
SG Atkins Enterprise Center | 1922 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr
FREE | No registration required
Thursday May 18: Playing Together:
How Sports and Entertainment Are Scoring Big
Jump in and learn how sports are big business in the Triad - from college teams to semi-pro organizations; discuss how local women entrepreneurs are crashing the glass in sports; play games designed by local students and try your hand at the free throw competition against the Lady Warcats, our local semi-pro women's basketball team.
Bridger Field House @ BB&T Field | 499 Deacon Blvd
FREE | Wear Your Team Colors Night
Thursday May 25: Creating Together:
Where Art and Innovation Collide
We'll explore how creative, arts, and imagination enterprises add to the cultural fabric of our city. From fine art to fashion, acting to advertising, WS is a creative powerhouse. Join us as we connect the dots between art and commerce, explore the role of creativity in business and meet up with local folks sharing their great talent and ideas.
North Carolina School of the Arts | 1533 S Main St.
FREE | Bring art supplies to donate to local schools

Organization Of The Month Spotlight:
John W. Paisley National Alumni Association

The Paisley High School National Alumni Association was formed in 1995 with the focus of putting on the Big Four Reunion program and dance.  The success of the Reunion Led to the much broader focus of community leadership and maintaining the legacy of the African American big four schools in the city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. T he members of the Paisley Alumni Association recognize that they must be beacons in the community in order to gain all of the fruits of labor from the seeds that have been planted in the past.

  Click here to learn more about their mission.

Members of Paisley Alumni Association
L-R (Rear): Ray Ledbetter, Willard Coker, Eric Martin, Robert Noble, Darinda Boston
L-R (Front): Dothula Baron, Thomie Douthit

The Enterprise Center in Action!

PowerUP NC:

Get to know Rianna Carroway, a senior at Winston-Salem State University! Rianna serves on PowerUp Triad's Environmental Justice & Racial Equity Council. Check out her video from their first town hall meeting with Representative Evelyn Terry on April 18, 2017 that was held at The Enterprise Center.
WSSU student leads effort to bring voting site to campus
WSSU student leads effort to bring voting site to campus

The Enterprise Center in Action!

PowerUP NC:
Representative Evelyn Terry Host First Ever Town Hall Meeting At The Enterprise Center

After six years of serving her constituents in Raleigh, North Carolina Representative Evelyn Terry hosted her first town hall at The Enterprise Center last night to an engaged, fired-up audience of more than 50 community members.
The April 18th town hall was coordinated as a joint event between PowerUp NC and the S.G. Atkins CDC. PowerUp NC, a program of the NC League of Conservation Voters Foundation, is a multiracial statewide team of community members, organizers, and leaders whose values are rooted in environmental, economic, and racial justice. The PowerUp NC Triad organizers work out of the The Enterprise Center and collaborate with Carol Davis, the Center's Executive Director.
One of the most heated issues raised during the evening's conversation centered on the lack of development in the Waughtown neighborhood. Rep. Terry noted that due to its historic identity, this area should be considered ripe for revitalization.
"What's happening in downtown Winston-Salem could be happening here," reflected Rep. Terry, referring to the ongoing investments in the city proper.

The Enterprise Center in Action!

The Center For Smart Financial Choices

Check out this video on The Center For Smart Financial Choices mission.
Learn more about CFSFC  here.
The Center For Smart Financial Choices
The Center For Smart Financial Choices

The Enterprise Center in Action!

TATE Consulting

Tate Consulting was  recently honored by Neighbors For Better Neighborhoods, The Winston-Salem Parent Academy, and the Parent Education Action Network for their Parent Academy,  a leadership workshop designed to strengthen families. The leadership course was a success. They provided new insight into role challenges, resiliency, education, and family teaming strategies. Learn more about TATE Consulting   here.

The Enterprise Center in Action!

Join us at The Enterprise Center on Thursday May 4 for
Venture Cafe':
What, When, Who, Why?

The Enterprise Center in Action!

Join us at The Enterprise Center on  Wednesday May 17 and 
Thursday May 18 for Bidding & Estimating 101

The Center for Creative Economy hosts Creative Startups Accelerator and is the lead partner for Creative Startups across the Southeastern U.S. This intensive 8-week virtual program is open to all startups regardless of location.

Applications are open May 1 - June 11

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.

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:
April 2017
11th Annual Darryl A. Prince Scholarship Gala

Please join us for our upcoming May events!
Small Business Roundtable:
Venture Cafe': What, When, Who, Why?

Join our conversation about the launch of Venture Cafe' and how it will help our businesses be successful.  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, May 4, 2017
12:00 pm -1:30 pm
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 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.

Monday, May 8, 15, 22, and 29, 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: May 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm

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, May 9, 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.
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 for details.
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