September Newsletter
Mrs. Carol Davis,Esq.
Atkins CDC Director
Good News from Our Director
Good things are happening at The Enterprise Center in September and we've included some highlights for you in this newsletter.  After we have all safely endured the hurricane, we invite you to join us for scheduled uplifting events that promote community entrepreneurs and partners.  As always I want to express appreciation to all of you who support the Atkins CDC and the Enterprise Center including our board of directors, faculty, staff and students at Winston-Salem State University, the Winston-Salem Foundation, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, the city of Winston-Salem and of course the entrepreneurs of the Enterprise Center.

Please donate to the S.G. Atkins CDC by clicking the link below.  All donations are appreciated to increase programming and student internships.  

Fall Jazz Concert Series 

O ur very first Jazz Concert Series is set to begin this month at The Enterprise Center.  Kick Back - Relax - or simply dance your way into the first day of fall with the soothing and high energy sounds of the Darryl Little and Friends Band.  Please plan to join us for a party with a purpose. 

SENA 6th Annual Community Day
S.G.  Atkins CDC 
New Homes for Sale
Atkins CDC New Home Under Construction For Sale to First-Time Buyer 
1305 Hardesty Lane, Winston-Salem
Three bedrooms, two baths, 1,200 square feet with vaulted ceiling and ceiling fans.
Call Juan Aguilar, KW Realty, 336-391-5234
Atkins CDC New Home Under Construction For Sale to First-Time Buyer
1309 Hardesty Lane, Winston-Salem
Three bedrooms, two and half baths, 1,200 square feet.  Call Juan Aguilar, 336-391-5234.

Interested in Buying a Home?
S.G. Atkins CDC will Get You Moving!
Meet Our New Business Associates
Come by to meet our newest entrepreneurs,
J.A.M. Consultants, Jeffrey and Sheree McClure

J.A.M. Consulting, owned by newlyweds Jeffrey and Sheree McClure, is an insurance agency specializing in final expense insurance. The McClures got their insurance license from Lincoln Heritage in March 2018 and started their business in May. They chose Lincoln Heritage because the company puts the needs of clients first.  The McClures feel that their services are a blessing that helps families avoid chaos, confusion and conflict when they lose a loved one.  They work with clients of all ages up to 85 years old and in two states - North Carolina and Virginia.  For more information contact Jeffrey and Sheree McClure at 336-695-9635 and visit them at The Enterprise Center in office 52.

5th Annual Triad Minority 
& Women's Business Expo

Over 100 business owners and entrepreneurs from Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point came together for a weekend of networking and learning during the fifth annual Triad Minority and Women's Business Expo.  

The annual event hosted by Maximum Enterprises Inc. was created to increase opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs, while also providing an opportunity to gain new clients and customers. Reginald McCaskill, founder and CEO of Maximum Enterprises, said "What sets the expo apart from similar events is the variety of opportunities and services made available for entrepreneurs, business owners, and consumers."  Congratulations Maximum Enterprises on another successful event!

 East End Master Plan 
Final Presentation

On August 21, 2018, over 100 community members gathered at the First Calvary Baptist Church to hear how their input has been included in the final draft master plan showing opportunities for new development in part of the East Ward between U.S. 52 and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  

The final draft plan presentation highlighted spaces to strategically locate new housing, businesses, recreation, and more. "We want this plan to be officially adopted by the city and county, and then we will work with partners including Winston-Salem State University to match investors and projects," said Atkins CDC Director Carol Davis.

Enterprise Center Spotlight
Rasheeda Shankle
The Atkins CDC is proud to announce that our very own Rasheeda Shankle is going to be honored by the city of Winston-Salem's Outstanding Women Leaders Program.  She will be recognized by elected officials at the City Council meeting on Monday evening, September 17th and at the Outstanding Women Leaders Program annual banquet in March 2019.  The honor is bestowed on outstanding women leaders who are making Winston-Salem a better place for everyone.  Rasheeda graduated from WSSU in May 2018 and founded Honorable Youth, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to rebuilding communities and helping youth and their parents achieve intergenerational economic security.

Congratulations Rasheeda on your accomplishments!

"Enhancing the Winston-Salem Transit Authority System"

The Center for the Study of Economic Mobility (CSEM) is on a mission to find innovative ways to enhance public transportation in Winston-Salem.  To present this issue to the community, a short film titled "Bus Stop Jobs" was produced by a local film maker Diane Green and CSEM director Craig Richardson.  The premiere was at the Central branch library where the premiere drew an audience of 150 people who believe the local public transportation experience can be better.   Click here to read an article about "BUS STOP JOBS"

To understand what life is like in Winston-Salem for people living without a personal vehicle, CSEM has partnered with T.L Burton and Associates to conduct rider surveys at the Clark Campbell Transit Center and on bus routes throughout the entire city. 

Save The Dates
5 Sistah's Delight
Food Truck Ribbon Cutting

Calling all Lenders & Real Estate Agents

Contact the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center for Help Growing Your Small Business

Winston-Salem Urban League
2018 Fall Career Expo

Interested in joining a Neighborhood Association or Becoming a Vendor for SENA Annual Community Day?

SouthEast Winston-Salem Residents Are Planning The
Next Community Day September 29, 2018

The SouthEast Neighborhood Association (SENA) meets at The Enterprise Center on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. Call Patricia Degraffinreaidt at 336-734-6916 for more info.

Commercial Space Available for Lease
The beautifully renovated Union Station will open early 2019. 
 Commercial space is available for lease.
  Contact Atkins CDC to discuss availability 336-734-6915.
300 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive  

Planning A Wedding, Corporate Meeting, Luncheon, or Banquet?
The Enterprise Conference & Banquet Center is "The Place Where Community Hospitality Lives!"  To learn more about how we generate neighborhood jobs, call Patricia Degraffinreaidt at 336-734-6916.
Meet S. G. Atkins CDC
 2018 Board of Directors!
The 2018 board of directors includes WSSU faculty and Winston-Salem community members who are advocates for equitable economic development in Winston-Salem.   Russell Smith, professor of geography and vice president of the board believes, "The work accomplished by the CDC is important in bringing together students, businesses and the community as a whole. This collaboration can be a valuable and vital service to enhance growth within the community." 

2018 Board of Directors

Walter Farabee,  President
Director of Talent Retention and Recruitment,  Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce 

Russell Smith, Ph.D., Vice-President
WSSU Professor of Geography

Allan Younger,  Secretary
Director of the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center

Evelyn Acree, Treasurer  
Executive VP, Business Banking M & F Bank  

Jack S. Monell, Ph.D.
WSSU Professor of Justice Studies 

Virginia Hardesty
Owner, Forsyth Seafood Market & Cafe 

Constance Mallette
WSSU Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration 

Kenya Thornton
Owner, Community Intervenion and Educational Services

Anna Tefft
Commercial Lender, Natural Capital Investment Fund

Jason Thiel
President of the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership

Pastor Alvin Carlisle
Exodus Baptist Church, President of the Winston-Salem NAACP Chapter

Melicia Whitt-Glover, Ph.D.
WSSU Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities, Owner of Gramercy Research Group 

Craig Richardson, Ph.D.
WSSU Professor of Economics, Director of the WSSU Center for the Study of Economic Mobility  

Richard G. Moye, Ph.D.
WSSU Professor of Sociology

Shamone Jones
WSSU student

Seeking Volunteer Opportunities?
Volunteers are always welcome 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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