September 2017 Newsletter 
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The 4th Annual
Triad Minority Business Expo

Exhibitors fill the Atrium at  the  Wake Forest Bio Tech Place.
Terrence Thomas of Nia Community Action Agency shared information.
 Rasheeda Shankle with her proud mother and aunt represent Honorable Youth, Inc.

Dozens of small businesses and nonprofits gathered on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at BioTech Place for the 4th Annual Triad Minority Business Expo presented by Maximum Enterprises, Inc.   The event was launched by businessman Reginald McCaskill to increase visibility of minority entrepreneurs and to promote economic opportunity via networking and collaboration.  This year's event added a showcase featuring local artists and food from local chefs.  WSSU Senior Rasheeda Shankle participated, "It was an exciting opportunity to capture prospective clients in an orchestrated environment.  I met several potential collaborators for the organization I am starting called Honorable Youth, Inc."  T he Enterprise Center was well represented at the event by  Knew Era, Honorable Youth, Inc.,  Ujima CDC, SSMC, Paisley Alumni Association, T ate Consulting, and the WSSU Center for Entrepreneurship.  M aximum Enterprises, Inc. announced the launch of a new online minority business directory, the Triad Minority Business Connector - an online directory that makes minority businesses easy to find.       
The Enterprise Center Business Associates in Action:
Maximum Enterprises, LLC.

Welcome To The Triad Minority Business Connector

This Online directory serves as a comprehensive directory of minority and woman-owned companies within the Triad area and provides a directory listing, search engine, and geographic search for contracting officers or anyone else looking to do business with minority companies. 

Register your Business 

If you are a minority or woman business owner that would like to be included in this directory, you must first submit registration. Once submitted, your registration form will be reviewed and approved. 

Search For Businesses

If you are looking for a minority or woman-owned business in which to contract or partner, the Triad Minority Business Registry has tools to help you in your search. View more information regarding the entire business directory by clicking below.

Learn more about the Triad Minority Business Registry here!
Learn more about Maximum Enterprises, LLC.  here.

The Enterprise Center Interns in Action!

Young Entrepreneurs Summer Camp

WSSU Senior , Rasheeda Shankle is the founding director of Honorable Youth, Inc. This summer the organization  hosted a free Youth Entrepreneurship class  at the Enterprise Center. The camp provided ten students with a stimulating two-day experience.  The students learned about the world of business, financial planning, investment, and entrepreneurship. YE Camp students created their own business ideas, designed logos, printed business cards, and worked in teams to complete business plans.  Local entrepreneurs and business professionals brought the outside world of business into the classroom and presented on various topics to complement lessons taught over the two days.    At the end of the camp, students presented their plans to a panel of judges for a chance to receive filled Adidas backpacks and Chick-fil-a gift cards. 

Meet Our Fall Intern:

Meet Arabia Deablo, an awesome Senior studying Social Work at WSSU.  She  is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina and although social work is her major, she has many interests including entrepreneurship and wants to start a non-profit organization to help at-risk youth navigate through life. She expects that her internship experience will enhance her professional skills and provide an exciting community engagement experience.  Arabia's favorite quote is, "Trust the process." " So many things have happened to me and I am learning the best way to look at life is to trust the process. Trust in who you are and your beliefs,  as they guide you through life." 

The Enterprise Center in Action!

S. G. Atkins Community Development Corporation:

Business Associate of the Month

Brandon Lowe is a dually licensed therapist and the owner of Knew Era Consulting. Knew Era Consulting is a outpatient treatment for individuals with mental health diagnoses (depression, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, PTSD, personality disorder, bipolar, schizophrenia, etc.) and/or addiction diagnoses (gambling, sex, drugs, alcohol, etc.).a specialize in mental health, addictions (substance abuse), and sex offender treatment (Certified Sex Offender Trauma Professional, CSOTP).

Brandon has been in the Mental Health field since 2006 (11 years). He is a Certified Sex Offender Trauma Professional (CSOTP) and qualified to conduct assessments and treatment for individuals who are registered sex offenders and/or at risk of displaying inappropriate sexual behaviors. Brandon also has a national certification LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) as a Master in Addictions Counseling (MAC) in addition to his state LCAS license.

Knew Era Consulting PLLC also has other licensed therapist on staff to provide treatment in mental health and substance abuse.

Knew Era Consulting PLLC

Therapeutic Services  

The Enterprise Center in Action!

Forsyth Tech Small Business Center On The Road At 
The Enterprise Center:

Small Business Round table-
Banking Services: Meet Your Financial Partner

Allan Younger, director of the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center and WSSU adjunct faculty member, hosts a monthly Small Business Roundtable discussion at The Enterprise Center.  This month he hosted "Meet Your Financial Partner" presented by BB&T. This discussion about credit and finance filled the room.  

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

REDISCOVER Ridgewood Place!

Ridgewood Place is growing again with new homes by S. G. Atkins CDC, Phase IV Realty, and the City of Winston-Salem.   WSSU alumnus William Crews is the general contractor and  owner of Phase IV Realty for 18 years.

3233 Ridge Hollow Drive

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 DaRhonda Morgan at 336-391-4029 for details.

Please join us for our upcoming September events!
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 September 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.  

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, September 12, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Center For Design Innovation,  450 Design Avenue,  Winston-Salem, NC 
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

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.

Upcoming Networking Opportunity
For College Students

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:
Laura's Quinceanera  

Featured Event  at The Enterprise Conference & Banquet Center:
The 4th AnnualTriad Minority Business Expo 
VIP Red Carpet & Awards Reception

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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