by Brian Clarey and Jordan Green

Monitoring the economic pulse of the Triad

Sustainable wood products honored

Greensboro-based Columbia Forest Products, founded in 1957, was awarded the Gifford Pinchot Award at the 2010 International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta. The award, presented by the Hardwood Forestry Fund, recognizes corporate efforts towards sustainable forestry. Said Hardwood Forestry Fund Chairman Rick Philipps, the company displayed “extensive education and training for employees, private landowners, and students; active and leadership roles in forest products certification; longtime tree replacement efforts with the HFF; increased efficiencies in resource acquisition and manufacturing; leadership with associations and coalitions to promote legal and sustainable practices in the forest products industry. The HFF is proud to recognize Columbia Forest Products for these achievements.” Columbia Forest Products is North America’s largest manufacturer of hardwood plywood and hardwood veneer. — BC

Women’s business event scheduled for Saturday in Greensboro

Odin House Events presents a Women’s Business Expo on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center in downtown Greensboro. The free event, which is open to both women and men, promises to highlight “over 20 local businesses that can help women experience new ways to serve themselves, their families, and their community.” — JG

Local goods bazaar planned in Greensboro

Buff Natural Nail Bar sponsors a “village bazaar” at the Village at North Elm in Greensboro on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features local vendors selling jewelry, fused glass, artwork, scarves, handmade baby clothing, baked goods and holiday items. The Village at North Elm is located at the intersection of North Elm Street and Pisgah Church Road. — JG