October Newsletter 
Let's Debate

#Decision2016 #YourVoiceYourVote

Winston-Salem State University students and members of the community gathered at The Enterprise Center to watch and discuss the first Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Special guests included: Fleming El-Amin ( Forsyth County Board of Elections Member), Dr. John Mendez (Pastor, Activist, and Psychotherapist), Dr. Jack Monell  (Assistant Professor Of Justice Studies at WSSU), and Lewis "Buck" Green (WSSU student and co-owner of www.blkdollars.com). The evening began with an engaging and enlightening discussion about the importance of voting and why everyone's vote count. Guests live tweeted, took  selfies, and recorded videos. Following the discussion, attendees attentively watched and responded to the debate. There was a brief follow up question session and wrap at the end of event. WSSU media and various news media outlets covered the event. To view the video coverage provided by the Winston-Salem Journal click here!

                      Fleming El-Amin                                         Dr. John Mendez

                        Dr. Jack Monell                                       Lewis  "Buck" Green

2016 WSSU and S. G. Atkins CDC Community Garden Project

2016 Winston-Salem State University Community Garden Project

Simon's Green Acre is an organic community garden, rooted in the Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) tradition of service. It ties together WSSU's students, faculty, staff and neighbors through hands-on learning in sustainable horticulture, therapeutic gardening and teamwork to provide fresh produce and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

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

WSSU alumnus, Quinton Benson, is the owner and head photographer for Royalty Photography. Royalty Photography is a full service photography studio specializing in prints, photo books, and canvases. To view some of Mr. Benson's work and learn more about Royalty Photography  click here!

Entrepreneur Of The Month Spotlight:
Interfaith Winston-Salem

The Interfaith Exchange:

Interfaith Winston-Salem is a tax-exempt nonprofit under Section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS Code. Their vision is for Winston-Salem to be a peaceful community where neighbors understand and respect the traditions of their neighbors. They bring together members of many faith traditions - religious and non-religious - to gain a greater understanding of and respect for each other's traditions.  Their goal is to facilitate learning and understanding between and among the Winston-Salem belief communities and groups. They are an all volunteer educational group.
They offer traditional lectures and short-term classroom studies as well as special events and projects that enable participants to learn by experiencing other people, and their beliefs and practices. All of their programs are offered at no cost to participants. They offer programs for children, youth, and adults, as well as inter-generational groups, reaching the head and the heart.  For more information, newsletter signup, and information about their programs:  Click here!  

The Enterprise Center in Action!

What's The Big Idea?
WSSU MBA Marketing Class Takes On Team Projects
Dr. Notis Pagiavlas, founding director of the WSSU Center For Entrepreneurship, is meeting with his MBA marketing class every Wednesday night this fall semester at The Enterprise Center. His students have formed teams that have taken on marketing or business plan ideas for Enterprise Center associates and other local businesses. The teams will be working on these plans throughout the semester and their results will be announced in December. We can't wait to see the innovative and exciting ideas that the students produce!

Notis A. Pagiavlas, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean & Professor of Marketing
The College of Arts, Sciences, Business, and Education

The Enterprise Center has :

A Conference & Banquet Center
A Community Garden
Real Estate Brokers
Insurance Agents
Digital Signage
Video & Film Production
Mental Health Services
Behavioral Health Services
Personal Care Services
CNA Training & Support
General  Contractors
Electrical Contractors
Architecture & Design
The Natural Capital Investment Fund
The Center for Smart Financial Choices
Business Counseling
Event Planning 
WSSU Faculty & Student Interns

.... All we're missing is YOU!

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 sgatkinscdc4@gmail.com.

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

Community Design Workshop!

North Carolina A&T State University Landscape Architecture students, in partnership with the S. G. Atkins CDC, request your help in developing a master plan for the potential re-use of the historic Nissen Wagon Works Site on Waughtown Street. The workshop is being hosted by Preacher Eddie Brackett and the Waughtown Baptist Church across the street from the site. Their goal is to support redevelopment of this historic industrial property as a catalyst for improving the quality of life of Waughtown residents.  For additional information contact: Paul Kron, N. C. A&T Landscape Architecture Professor at 336-287-7365.

Paul Kron
N. C. A & T Landscape Architecture Professor
REDISCOVER Ridgewood Place!

Get excited! The first new home is almost complete! 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.

Are you ready for your "Big Day"? Experience and enjoy our 2nd Annual Multicultural Bridal Fair & Fashion Show. 
Join us on Saturday, October 8, 2016! 

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

Community Design Workshop for the Nissen Wagon Works Site
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North Carolina A&T State University Landscape Architecture students, in partnership with the S. G. Atkins CDC, request your help in developing a mater plan for the potential re-use of the historic Nissen Wagon Works Site on Waughtown Street.  For additional information, contact Paul Kron, NC A&T Landscape Professor at 336-287-7365.

Wednesday, October 5 2016
2:00 pm -3:30 pm

Opportunity NC Jobs & Contractor Forum
Want to work for or contract with the state of North Carolina in your local community? Join Opportunity NC on the campus of WSSU on Wednesday, October 5 at 10:00 am.

WSSU Donald Julian Reaves Student Activities Center
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Wednesday, October 5 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Small Business Roundtable: Clarity, Community, & Confidence
Join our conversation about the importance of Clarity, Community, and Confidence in managing your business.  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, October 6 2016
12:00 pm -1:30 pm
To register:  Click here!

2nd Annual Multicultural Bridal Fair & Fashion Show
Are you ready for your "Big Day"?Experience and enjoy our 2nd Annual Multicultural Bridal Fair & Fashion Show.  Meet local wedding professionals and get amazing ideas for your next event. Find everything that you need to plan your special day! For more information, contact Patricia Degraffinreaidt at 336-734-6916.

October 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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 October 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2016
Information sessions start at 6:00 pm

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: October 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm

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.
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.

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


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