Community Awards Given at 131st Chamber Annual Meeting
The Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce held its 131st Annual Meeting on October 19 at the Embassy Suites Grand Pavilion Ballroom. Two community awards were given during the event.
The Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award was given to Dr. Doug Maynard. Doug has been a driving force in making our community a better place for decades. As early as 1987, he advocated for transitioning our economy from manufacturing-based to knowledge-based and was instrumental in envisioning and creating what is now called Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.
He started the pharmacy program at Crisis Control Ministries which provides free prescription drugs for people with limited incomes. He was instrumental in the Community Care Center which provides medical services for working people without insurance and with limited incomes who cannot afford medical insurance – obtaining X-ray equipment for the center.
He has been on the board of Senior Services for more than 10 years. He has served on virtually every committee and has chaired the Senior Services’ Annual Fund drive twice. He is a valued friend and wise advisor to both the board and staff and was recently elected as a Life Director of Senior Services.
Now in his eighties, he continues to serve on the advisory board of the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and to meet with radiology students to encourage them to pursue careers in medicine in underserved communities.
The Truliant Small Business Award was presented by Truliant Federal Credit Union. The recipient of this award was PostMark, Inc. Their business provides direct marketing services, including data management, mail processing, printing, and fulfillment. Its mission is to create relationships with its clients that add value to their organizations through the services it offers. PostMark, Inc. continues to innovate ways to leverage technology and production processes to create a customer-focused, value-oriented operation.
Additional finalists for the Truliant Small Business Award were: Carolina Mobile Auto, Lineville Team Partners, Triad Roofing Company and Salem Smiles Orthodontics
Held in the Grand Pavilion Ballroom of the Embassy Suites, the Annual Meeting was sponsored by Cook Medical, Duke Energy, Truliant Federal Credit Union, Goodwill of Northwest North Carolina and North State. Over 600 business leaders were in attendance at today’s event. It is the only meeting in the community that gathers CEOs and high-level corporate executives to discuss the Chamber’s key accomplishments for 2016.
About the Chamber: The Greater Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce is the leading business organization in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, representing nearly 1,800 area businesses that are committed to increased economic development in the region. The Chamber is dedicated to establishing Winston-Salem as a technology-driven economic center, and provides services to strengthen existing businesses, support entrepreneurs, and encourage small business creation. The Chamber supports public school student achievement, workforce, and higher education development.