about the
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about the
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Capitol Broadcasting Company

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., headquartered in Raleigh, NC, is a diversified communications company committed to providing the highest level of service and expertise to its listeners and clients. CBC owns and/or operates the following television stations: WRAL-TV (NBC), WRAL Digital, WRAZ-TV Fox50, and WRAZ Digital all in Raleigh, NC; and WILM-TV 10 (CBS) and WILT-LD in Wilmington, NC. CBC also owns radio stations WRAL-FM Mix 101.5 FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM 99.9 The Fan ESPN Radio, WCMC-HD1, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCMC-HD4, 96.5 FM The Buzz, WCLY-FM 95.7 FM That Station, and WDNC-AM 620 AM The Ticket all in Raleigh; and Sunrise Broadcasting (6 stations) in Wilmington, NC. Additional CBC businesses include Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield IMG College) in Raleigh; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Bull City Hospitality, and the American Underground startup hub in Durham, NC; Holly Springs Salamanders in Holly Springs, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham, NC and Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount, NC; and Professional Builders Supply (an equity partnership) in Morrisville, NC. For more information on Capitol Broadcasting Company, please visit www.capitolbroadcasting.com.

Sports & Properties, Inc.

Located in Cary, NC, SPI is a leading sports tourism and economic development firm focused on four key areas of the sports tourism industry: sports & entertainment facilities, major events, sports tourism consulting, and major sponsorships, including naming rights. SPI recent projects include the Southern Africa Youth Games, the Raleigh Durham market’s Major League Soccer Application, the USA Masters Games, Greater Hickory (NC) sports tourism, St. Pete Pier naming rights, and the Boombah Sports Complex. Major event projects include the U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships, National Collegiate Table Tennis Championships, U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and the American Cup International Gymnastics competition. SPI clients include the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the City of St. Petersburg, Capitol Broadcasting Company, the North Carolina Football Club, and the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, among others. For more information on Sports & Properties, Inc., visit www.sportsproperties.com.

PNC Bank

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For more than 160 years, PNC has been committed to providing its clients with great service and powerful financial expertise to help them meet their financial goals. PNC is proud of its longstanding history of supporting not only its customers but also its communities, employees and shareholders. For more information on PNC, visit www.pnc.com.

Duke Health

Duke Health conceptually integrates the Duke University School of Medicine, Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School, Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System, Private Diagnostic Clinic (Duke physicians practice), and incorporates the health and health research programs within the Duke Global Health Institute as well as those in schools and centers across Duke University, including the Duke Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy.

Duke Health is committed to conducting innovative basic and clinical research, rapidly translating breakthrough discoveries to patient care and population health, providing a unique educational experience to future clinical and scientific leaders, improving the health of populations, and actively seeking policy and intervention-based solutions to complex global health challenges. Underlying these ambitions is a belief that Duke Health is a destination for outstanding people and a dedication to continually explore new ways to help our people grow, collaborate and succeed. For more information on Duke Health, visit corporate.dukehealth.org.

unc health

UNC Health is a not-for-profit integrated health care system based in Chapel Hill and comprised of UNC Hospitals and its provider network, clinical programs of the UNC School of Medicine, and its numerous hospital campuses statewide. Known as “North Carolina’s Health Care System,” UNC Health provides care to patients in all of the state’s 100 counties through its 13 hospitals, 15 hospital campuses, and hundreds of clinical practices. It is one of the nation’s leading academic health care systems with more than 33,000 employees from Hendersonville to Jacksonville. Five adult specialties and seven children’s specialties at UNC Medical Center were nationally ranked by US News in its latest “Best Hospitals” and “Best Children’s Hospitals” reports. For more information on UNC Health, visit www.unchealthcare.org.

wakemed

WakeMed is a private, not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, consisting of 14 members representing the local community. The largest health system in the state’s largest county, WakeMed plays an active role in making the community the best place to live, work and raise a family. The top priorities for the health system’s diverse and talented leadership team are ensuring patient safety; enhancing the patient and family experience; and delivering high-quality, high-value care that is both affordable and accessible to everyone who calls Wake County home. WakeMed greatly enhances the economic viability of Wake County through competitive wages for nearly 12,000 employees and providers and through the goods and services purchased. As both a community asset and a community leader, WakeMed continues to reinvest in people, facilities and services to improve access for the entire community. For more information on WakeMed, visit www.wakemed.org.

Hummingbird Creative Group

Hummingbird Creative Group, based in Cary, NC, is an award- winning, full-service branding, marketing, and advertising agency that approaches each challenge in a thoughtful and clever manner. Hummingbird Creative Group works with leaders of manufacturing/distribution, B2B and service businesses to define brand strategy, develop sustainable brand messaging and implement marketing tactics through advertising, graphic design, sales enablement, public relations, and online marketing services. Hummingbird can serve as a fully outsourced marketing department, offer strategic branding and coaching services, or work on a project basis to fulfill the tactical needs of client marketing plans. Hummingbird is known for insightful big ideas, intuitive innovation and inspiring creative, which brings to life each client’s brand story and translates their strategic positioning into reality. For more information on Hummingbird Creative Group, visit www.hummingbird-creative.com.

Triangle Sports Commission

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary during 2021, the Triangle Sports Commission based in Cary, NC is the sports commission for the Triangle region of North Carolina consisting of Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties. A long-time Community Olympic Partner of the U.S. Olympic Committee, the TSC focuses on the hosting of Olympic and amateur sports events and activities that help develop athletes, promote the region, and foster positive branding and economic impacts for the Raleigh-Durham market. The TSC recruited, and secured over $13 million in funding commitments for the relocation of USA Baseball’s headquarters and national training complex to the Triangle. TSC leadership secured over $20 million for expansions of other destination facilities such as WakeMed Soccer Park and the Cary Tennis Park. The TSC has served as host organization for the U.S. Olympic Trials – Table Tennis, Collegiate Rugby National Championships, ACC Baseball Championships, and the world’s first-ever Rugby 7’s Olympic Qualification Tournament, among others. For more information on the TSC, visit www.trianglesportscommission.com.

York Properties

York Properties, Inc., located in Raleigh, NC, is the professional commercial real estate resource that delivers positive, proven results. York Properties puts the power of a 4th generation family–owned, full–service commercial real estate company, with influential community connections, to work for their clients from the Triangle to the coast of North Carolina. York Properties offers clients the added benefit of utilizing the services of their subsidiary companies of Bloomsbury Landscapes and York Security along with the sophisticated construction services of McDonald York Building Company. York Properties provides unmatched community and industry knowledge combined with fresh ideas and a cooperative team approach. For more information on York Properties, visit www.yorkproperties.com.

McDonald York Building Company

McDonald York Building Company of Raleigh, NC, provides commercial construction solutions, while fostering long-term relationships with clients in the Triangle community. As an innovative full-service construction company working throughout the Triangle area of North Carolina, McDonald York "partners" with clients to provide technical expertise to deliver solutions within the Life Sciences, Corporate, Healthcare, and Office markets. McDonald York’s unique structure allows them to effectively handle a wide range of projects from small facility improvements to large capital projects. For more information on McDonald York, visit www.mcdonaldyork.com.

Martin Marietta

Martin Marietta, a member of the S&P 500 Index, is an American-based company and a leading supplier of building materials, including aggregates, cement, ready mixed concrete and asphalt. Through a network of operations spanning 26 states, Canada and The Bahamas, dedicated Martin Marietta teams supply the resources necessary for building the solid foundations on which our communities thrive. Martin Marietta’s Magnesia Specialties business provides a full range of magnesium oxide, magnesium hydroxide and dolomitic lime products. For more information on Martin Marietta, visit www.martinmarietta.com or www.magnesiaspecialties.com.

Edge Printed Products

Edge Printed Products is a cutting-edge printing and promotional products company located in Clayton, NC. Founded in 2009, Edge Printed Products was launched as a company dedicated to providing high quality products with industry leading turnaround times. The company has a full promotional products line that will meet all merchandise needs. Edge Printed Products offer a wide array of in-house printing capabilities such as Screen Printing, Embroidery, Direct-to-Garment (DTG), Sublimation, Vinyl and Laser Etching, and Sign Production. Edge’s goal is to make their clients look unforgettable to the end user, whether that involves fresh apparel, unforgettable signage, or sweet swag for passing out at trade shows. Edge’s production processes allow for more full control of customer orders from start to finish. The company’s global specialists stay on top of all the newest trends in the industry and items available in the market so their clients can stand apart from the competition. For more information on Edge Printed Products, visit www.printedproducts.com.

North Carolina Football Club
and North Carolina Courage

North Carolina FC and the North Carolina Courage are professional soccer teams based in Cary, NC, that compete in USL League One, and the National Women’s Soccer League, respectively. North Carolina FC had its beginnings in 2006 with the initial formation as the Carolina RailHawks (since changed to North Carolina FC). During its history, the club has won the NASL regular season championship, defeated the LA Galaxy in the U.S. Open, and played West Ham United of the Premier League to a draw. The NC Courage was established in 2017 when the Western New York Flash of Rochester, NY, was purchased, moved to Cary, and renamed the North Carolina Courage. Since 2017 the NC Courage have won 3 NWSL Shields (regular season champions), 2 league tournament championships, and the inaugural Women’s International Champions Cup. Both the NCFC and the Courage play their home matches at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park. The parent organization of North Carolina FC and the NC Courage is the North Carolina Football Club, which is the largest youth-to-pro club in the nation. North Carolina Football Club was established in 2016 to bring the highest levels of men’s and women’s professional soccer to the state.

The NC Courage was established in January 2017 after owner Steve Malik acquired the Western New York Flash following their 2016 NWSL Championship Season and moved the team to North Carolina. Since relocating to Raleigh, the NC Courage have won three consecutive NWSL Shields, the inaugural Women's ICC Championship, and the 2018 and 2019 NWSL Championships. For more information about North Carolina FC and the North Carolina Courage, please visit https://www.northcarolinafc.com

Angus Barn

The Angus Barn Steakhouse is a Raleigh icon serving American style cuisine including in-house aged steaks, fresh seafood, local grown vegetables and homemade desserts prepared by Iron Chef America winner, Walter J. Royal, and his staff. The Barn hosts an award winning wine cellar, the famous Wild Turkey Lounge, Meat Locker smoking lounge, private dining tables, banquet rooms and two private event venues: The Pavilion at the Angus Barn & Bay 7 at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham, North Carolina. For more information on the Angus Barn, visit www.angusbarn.com

Stewart

Headquartered in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, Stewart is a design, engineering, and planning firm with offices in Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, and Wilmington markets of North Carolina and Columbia, SC. Stewart offers a full range of services to meet the needs of its clients, including: Civil Engineering, Geomatics, Geotechnical & Construction Services, Landscape Architecture, Municipal Planning, Sports & Events, Structural Engineering, and Transportation. Stewart provides services in a variety of markets with the public and private sectors. Clients include education, healthcare, institutions, municipalities, architects, departments of transportation and the federal government as well as commercial, retail, residential, and mixed-use developers. For more information on Stewart, visit www.stewartinc.com.

Atlantic Tire & Service

Atlantic Tire & Service is a locally-owned tire and auto service company based in Cary, NC. Atlantic Tire has five locations in the Triangle including two in Cary (Cary and South Cary), two in Raleigh (Raleigh and WakeField), and one in Durham. Services include Tire Sales & Service, Mobile & Fleet Services, Pre-Purchase Inspections, Oil Change, Tire Rotation & Balance, Computerized Wheel Alignment, Disc and Drum Brake Service, Air Conditioning Service, Flat Tire Repairs, Most OEM Services, Tune-Ups, Radiator Service, and NC State Inspections. A two-time winner of Tire Review’s Top Tire Dealer in North America Award, Atlantic Tire has proudly supported the Triangle community for more than 20 years and is committed to providing the best auto service in the area. For more information on Atlantic Tire & Service, visit www.atlantictireonline.com.

Duke Energy

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of America’s largest energy holding companies. Duke Energy is transforming its customers’ experience, modernizing the energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves. The company provides electricity to 7.8 million customers in six states, and natural gas to 1.6 million customers in five states. Duke Energy also is a top U.S. renewable energy provider - owning, operating or buying solar, wind and other renewable energy capacity exceeding 8,000 megawatts. The company owns energy storage and microgrid projects, as well. For more information on Duke Energy, visit www.duke-energy.com.

Wasserman

Wasserman is a partner to the world’s most iconic brands, properties, and talent in their endeavors across sports, entertainment, and culture. The company has a central purpose to transform the businesses and careers of clients. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Wasserman operates across six continents with offices in more than 20 cities worldwide. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Wasserman Music can be followed on Twitter and Instagram. For more information on Wasserman visit www.TeamWass.com.

Triangle esports Academy

Triangle Esports Academy was opened in October 2020 by Caleb Smith and Vinny Smith. As a top-rated Esports gaming center, Triangle Esports Academy is the Triangle area’s go-to facility for online gaming training, workshops, tournaments, open play, and more. Triangle Esports Academy is dedicated to building character and life skill development through productive video gaming, while offering a fun, innovative, and educational gaming experience. Triangle Esports Academy is open seven days a week for productive video gaming or open play; various workshops, camps, and tournaments; and for youth teams with serious gamers looking to play future collegiate or professional esports. For more information on Triangle Esports Academy, visit triangleesportsacademy.com.

Raleigh Orthopaedic

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic is Wake County’s oldest orthopaedic practice. Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic has 23 board certified and board eligible orthopaedic surgeons, with advanced training in their respective subspecialties, which include: foot and ankle surgery, hand, wrist and elbow surgery, neck and spine surgery, hip surgery, shoulder surgery, total joint replacement, and sports medicine.  In addition, Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic has a podiatrist, who specializes in the conservative treatment options for orthopaedic conditions, and 22 advanced practice providers to care for unique orthopaedic conditions. Raleigh Orthopaedic has six convenient clinic locations in Raleigh, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, North Raleigh and Panther Creek. Raleigh Orthopaedic is proud to be the Team Physicians for the NHL Carolina Hurricanes. For more information on Raleigh Orthopaedic, visit raleighortho.com.   

Triangle Badminton and Table Tennis

Triangle Badminton and Table Tennis (TBTT) is a multi-sports facility with a focus on the sports of Badminton and Table Tennis for all ages and levels of play. TBTT offers coaching, memberships, track-out days, camps, after school, equipment sales, and corporate team-building events. The largest Table Tennis center in the Americas, TBTT features 25,000 square feet of playing area that can accommodate up to 40 tables. The venue includes world-class tables, lighting, and flooring and caters to all skill levels of players, ranging from beginner to aspiring international athletes. For Badminton, the facility has 8 badminton courts, with professional badminton mats rolled on top of a TaraFlex sports surface. Other activities that have been held at the facility have included Basketball, Soccer, Dodgeball, and Pickleball. For more information on Triangle Badminton and Table Tennis, visit www.trianglebtt.com.

Wake Competition Center

The Wake Competition Center (WCC) is the area’s premier multi-sport facility featuring state-of-the-art venues for a wide variety of sports, events, training, dining, academics, and much more. Located on over 30 acres in Morrisville, NC, 5 minutes from RDU International Airport, I-40, and over 2,000 hotel rooms, the WCC offers a twin ice rink venue (with heated seating for 1,200 in one rink, 500 in the other), championship volleyball facility operated by Triangle Volleyball with 8 courts, lighted artificial turf soccer fields, and the SGA Gymnastics Center, largest gymnastics center in the region. The WCC is the site for the Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Center for rehab and sports performance training, which shares space with The Athletic Lab specializing in performance fitness and sports science. The WCC is home to The Accelerator School, for students from 6th to 12th grades, with STEAM academic programs and sports development programs in soccer, hockey, and more. The WCC also features the WCC Café by Tribeca Tavern and Five Hole Sports’ Hockey Equipment and Merchandise Store. The WCC is the official practice facility of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes and is designed to meet the needs of national championship, professional, youth, and amateur sports events. For more information on the Wake Competition Center, please visit wakecompetitioncenter.com.

Cary Chamber of Commerce

The Cary Chamber of Commerce, a member-based organization universally known as the leader of a world-class business community, serves as the unified business voice of Cary, North Carolina. The Chamber promotes economic growth through actively engaging existing and future businesses and supporting civic activities that contribute to the quality of life in Cary. The Chamber’s primary focus areas in its current Program of Work include economic development, education, government relations, and member business services. For more information on the Cary Chamber of Commerce, visit www.carychamber.com.

LongLeaf Law Partners

Longleaf Law Partners, located in Raleigh, NC, is a boutique commercial real estate law firm with experienced attorneys that can navigate the complexities of any commercial real estate transaction, including acquisitions and dispositions, title matters, land use, development, leasing, financing, restructuring and litigation. Longleaf offers comprehensive legal solutions and creative problem-solving to meet the commercial real estate challenges of developers, lenders, and contractors. With decades of practical expertise and strong industry relationships the firm's attorneys are able to provide the highest caliber service to their clients and have handled some of the largest and most complex commercial real estate transactions in North Carolina and beyond. For more information on Longleaf Law Partners, visit www.longleaflp.com.

First Bank

Headquartered in Southern Pines, NC, First Bank is an independent, full-service community bank that’s been trusted for generations. First Bank provides complete banking services, financial planning, asset management, and wealth management for individuals and businesses; credit card and debit card products; full line of loans including mortgage lending and home equity lines and complete insurance services. Being the 5th largest bank in North Carolina with locations from the coast to the mountains, First Bank has the Carolinas covered. Founded in 1935, and now with over 330,000 customers, First Bank has been helping people just like you for over 80 years. For more information on First Bank, visit www.localfirstbank.com.

NAI TRI PROPERTIES

Headquartered in Durham, Tri Properties has been intimately involved in the Raleigh, Durham, and Research Triangle area’s real estate market since 1991. In 2020, NAI Carolantic Realty merged with Tri Properties adding greater depth to the brokerage team and expanding the years of local industry leadership to over 75 years. NAI Tri Properties brokerage team is an NAI Global partner, an international network of real estate service providers serving 43 countries through 300 offices worldwide with 5,100 local market professionals. NAI Tri Properties works with private, corporate, and institutional clients of all sizes to successfully manage any real estate issues. From buying, selling, and leasing properties to managing tenants or maximizing real estate investments, they are here to assist you and are dedicated to helping you meet your goals. With decades of experience, this allows NAI Tri properties to help companies navigate today’s sophisticated real estate market in a way no one else can. For more information on NAI Tri Properties, visit www.triprop.com/properties.

TRANSCEND COMMERCIAL

Transcend Commercial is a boutique commercial real estate firm focusing on corporate tenant representation. Led by industry veteran Rich Harris who has completed more than 1800 commercial transactions totaling more than $1.6B in transaction volume. Rich has represented large companies like Microsoft, Northwestern Mutual, RBC Bank, and law firm James Scott Farrin, as well as local high growth local companies like Bronto Software, SciQuest, trialcard and Spoonflower.  Transcend specializes in servicing high-growth and venture backed technology companies and has a reputation for integrity and aggressive advocacy with companies of all sizes. For more information on Transcend Commercial, visit www.transcendcommercial.com.

COASTAL CREDIT UNION

As a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative, Coastal Credit Union is committed to providing members with the financial services they need, delivered by attentive professionals who are part of the community fabric. We believe our members deserve the most affordable and convenient products and services, along with anytime access to their accounts and guidance when making difficult decisions. Everything we do is focused on our member base, and we're proud to give back to members through competitive rates and fewer fees.  For more information on Coastal Credit Union, visit www.coastal24.com.

East west partners

For over 40 years, East West Partners has been developing communities that are both modern and mindful. Not only do our residential and mixed-use developments exude the highest quality of life, they are also designed to be environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable. We are committed to building communities, not just structures and have established ourselves as a reliable partner to our customers, vendors and contractors.  For more information on East West Partners, visit www.ewpnc.com.

CONE HEALTH

Cone Health is a not-for-profit health care network serving people in Alamance, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham and surrounding counties. Our brand promise – We Are Right Here With You – is shared by our more than 13,000 employees, 1,800 physician partners and 1,000 volunteers.  As one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive health networks, Cone Health has more than 100 locations, including five hospitals, six ambulatory care centers, three outpatient surgery centers, six urgent care centers, two retirement communities and more than 120 physician practices. These include primary and specialty care through Cone Health Medical Group and Triad HealthCare Network.  For more information on Cone Health, visit www.conehealth.com.

JOSEPH M. BRYAN FOUNDATION

The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation is a charitable foundation located in Greensboro, North Carolina. The foundation was established by Joe Bryan, a long-time Greensboro business and community leader, and noted philanthropist. The Bryan Foundation supports numerous community causes in greater Greensboro including education, health services, parks, events, and facilities. Major projects undertaken by the Bryan Foundation have included Downtown Greensboro redevelopment and leading the assembly of the megasite that landed Toyota's new battery plant for electric vehicles. In sports-related tourism and economic development projects, the Bryan Foundation has supported the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, USA Gymnastics Championships, major aquatics competitions, and more.

Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors

The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® is the Triangle area’s voice of real estate. The company promotes the highest ethical and professional standards and cooperation among its members, while providing products, programs and services to meet the evolving needs of the real estate industry and consumers. It is one of the largest in North Carolina with over 9,000 members throughout the Triangle and beyond. The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® serves as a leading advocate of private property rights and community involvement. For more information on Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®, visit www.rrar.com.

Greensboro NC Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is an independent, non-profit governmental authority whose mission is to aggressively market Greensboro's assets, maximizing economic impact while providing excellent visitor service. With Greensboro being the home to the largest hotel in North Carolina, 85 other lodging facilities, and the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, the Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau promotes the idea that the destination can easily host events ranging from small corporate meetings to large city-wide events. For more information, visit http://www.visitgreensboronc.com/.

the cemala foundation

The Cemala Foundation is a family foundation that seeks to enhance the quality of life in Greensboro. Chartered in 1986 by Martha and Caesar Cone II, they envisioned the Foundation as a way of continuing the family’s history of personal and business commitment to Greensboro. With an understanding that tomorrow’s issues and problems might differ from today’s, the Foundation charter places no limitation on the charitable projects to be undertaken but entrusts the board to respond to changing times and needs. The Cemala Foundation envisions a vibrant and innovative Greensboro that is nationally known as a magnet for individuals, families, and businesses. For more information, visit https://cemala.org/.

Kilpatrick Townsend

Kilpatrick Townsend is an international law firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm has nineteen offices, including U.S. offices in California, Colorado, North Carolina, New York, Texas, Washington State, and the District of Columbia, and international offices in Japan, Shanghai, and Sweden. We help leaders create, expand, and protect the value of their companies and most prized assets by bringing an equal balance of business acumen, technical skill, and creative thinking to the opportunities and challenges they face. Kilpatrick Townsend has built a premier firm known globally for helping established and emerging entities successfully grow their businesses and become industry leaders. For more information, visit www.kilpatricktownsend.com/.

brasfield & gorrie general contractors

Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is one of the United States’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. We are true builders. We know what it means to build a project with our own crews working from the ground up. We are skilled in construction practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and Lean construction, but we are best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Our extensive portfolio includes projects ranging in value from $1,000 to more than $700 million in virtually every type of U.S. industry. We have 13 offices and more than 3,000 employees. Our purpose is building exceptional people, trusting relationships, great projects, and strong communities. For more information, visit www.brasfieldgorrie.com.

the special event company

The Special Event Company is a 30+ year award-winning, woman owned business, delivering strategic, creative, turnkey solutions for corporate meeting and event planning services for live and virtual events. We empower our clients to connect with internal and external audiences through our wide range of event and media solutions, along with our own broadcast studio which allows us to act as a one-stop shop to produce exceptional experiences. We immerse ourselves in our clients'​ businesses to understand their corporate culture, objectives and goals, and develop effective event marketing strategies to advance them. We build trusted and productive working relationships with our clients'​ marketing and events teams. As recognized leaders in strategic international event marketing, management and production, we work closely with our clients to ensure that their messages are clear, and message delivery is compelling. For more information, visit www.specialeventco.com.

Hannah Sheridan & Cochran

Hannah Sheridan & Cochran, LLP is a law firm which serves business, construction, and individual clients throughout North Carolina. Our experienced attorneys regularly counsel clients through legal issues, such as construction liens, civil litigation, business transactions, and commercial collections. Whether representing a corporation or an individual, we keep the client’s goals as well as the economics of the case in focus while assisting clients in making informed, educated decisions. HSC began with a shared vision focusing on experience, integrity and ingenuity. We believe in offering professional, attentive service to you, our client, and work every day to reach logical, viable and economic outcomes to your challenges. We are passionate about being relatable in our dealings with you and your opposition, and we promise to be the legal partner you can trust. For more information, visit www.hscattorneys.com/.

the preiss company

Founded in 1987 by Donna Preiss, The Preiss Company is an industry leader in the sales and development of investment properties. We are proud to be one of the Top 10 providers of off-campus housing in the nation and the largest woman-owned owner and operator of private student housing. Over our history, The Preiss Company has been the recipient of some of the industry's top awards. We also have been recognized by local and national student housing associations and publications. The Preiss Company's success is truly the result of the work performed by all of our dedicated, experienced, and qualified team members. They represent the best that we have to offer and embody the spirit of teamwork and professionalism. For more information, visit www.tpco.com/.

fitzpatrick communications

Fitzpatrick Communications Inc. operates as a public relations agency providing public relations counseling and services. Owner Joyce Fitzpatrick has over thirty years of experience helping clients use public relations to their advantage. Her strategic planning and innovative thinking helps clients successfully change opinions, achieve business goals and get noticed. Fitzpatrick implements successful and award-winning public relations strategies for corporations, law firms, universities, museums and non-profit organizations. She works closely with industries ranging from real estate and manufacturing to utilities to financial services. Her special expertise in crisis communications allows her to provide valuable counsel to clients during times of major change.

preston development company

Preston Development Company is recognized as one of the premier development teams in the nation. Founders Tim Smith and Julian “Bubba” Rawl, have established a reputation for planning and producing only the highest quality development projects. Born in upscale Cary, North Carolina, Preston Development Company has established a solid foundation with a name that is instantly recognized with great esteem in the Southeast. Preston has achieved excellence in all of its projects from the capital city’s Research Triangle Area, a pre-eminent tech and biotech center, to the sweeping shores of the North Carolina Coast. Preston Development is known locally for high-end residential communities such as Preston and the Prestonwood Country Club, MacGregor West, Wessex, Weston Estates, Camden Forest, Magnolia Woods, and Stanton Place. Our motto is “You’re only as good as your last project.”  Building quality builds a reputation, we have done that and people recognize it. Above all, Preston Development Company is defined by two words: Quality and Relationships.  We share “old school” values in the new world of technology. Simply said, nobody does it better than Preston. For more information, visit www.prestondev.com/.

W. TRENT RAGLAND, JR. FOUNDATION

Based in Raleigh, NC, the W. Trent Ragland Jr. Foundation supports organizations with values of self-reliance, patriotism, independence, and respect for God, country, and family. The organization provides grants for initiatives primarily located in Wake County that demonstrate conservation, knowledge, compassion, and community. The Foundation’s principal intent is to support efforts that allow individuals to pursue and achieve self-improvement and self-reliance. In the past, grants have been given to programs in areas of arts, culture, humanities, education, health, and religion. For more information, visit www.wtrentraglandjrfoundation.org.

The Greensboro Sports council

The Greensboro Sports Council was formed in 1959 as a support group for the Greensboro Coliseum. Its primary purpose is to provide hospitality, resources and community support for events held in the Coliseum. The Greensboro Sports Council aims to develop athletic programs and events at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and other facilities for the benefit, recreation, and entertainment of the residents of Greensboro, North Carolina, and its surrounding communities. For more information, visit www.greensborosportscouncil.com.

The Greensboro Sports Foundation

The Greensboro Sports Foundation is the local organizing committee for the major sports events contested at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and throughout Greensboro such as those presented by the ACC, NCAA, U.S. Figure Skating, USA Swimming, USA Gymnastics, and the Amateur Athletic Union among others. Greensboro’s sports tourism efforts create economic development that benefits not only Greensboro but also Central North Carolina. The goal of the Greensboro Sports Foundation is to further enhance Greensboro’s national reputation as “Tournament Town” and build an organization with the ability to develop strategic partnerships to better position Greensboro for the execution of major sporting events. For more information, visit www.greensborosf.org.

Koury Corporation

Koury Corporation

Koury Corporation's more than six decades of experience developing hospitality, retail, office & industrial and residential properties throughout Greensboro, North Carolina, distinguishes the company as both an early pioneer and modern-day innovator. Focusing on customer service, Koury Corporation has chosen to develop, lease and manage only our own properties, doing so with the highest level of integrity and a long-term view. Our fully integrated business platform sets us apart and benefits our customers with the constant support of a dedicated and experienced team of architectural, construction, facilities, property management, and leasing professionals. Some of our notable projects include the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel & Koury Convention Center, the Grandover Resort and Conference Center, and the Four Seasons Town Center. For more information, visit www.kourycorp.com.

Sports & Properties, Inc.

Located in Cary, NC, SPI is a leading sports tourism and economic development firm focused on four key areas of the sports tourism industry: sports & entertainment facilities, major events, sports tourism consulting, and major sponsorships, including naming rights. SPI recent projects include the Southern Africa Youth Games, the Raleigh Durham market’s Major League Soccer Application, the USA Masters Games, Greater Hickory (NC) sports tourism, St. Pete Pier naming rights, and the Boombah Sports Complex. Major event projects include the U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships, National Collegiate Table Tennis Championships, U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and the American Cup International Gymnastics competition. SPI clients include the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the City of St. Petersburg, Capitol Broadcasting Company, the North Carolina Football Club, and the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, among others. For more information on Sports & Properties, Inc., visit www.sportsproperties.com.

PNC Bank

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For more than 160 years, PNC has been committed to providing its clients with great service and powerful financial expertise to help them meet their financial goals. PNC is proud of its longstanding history of supporting not only its customers but also its communities, employees and shareholders. For more information on PNC, visit www.pnc.com.

Duke Health

Duke Health conceptually integrates the Duke University School of Medicine, Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School, Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System, Private Diagnostic Clinic (Duke physicians practice), and incorporates the health and health research programs within the Duke Global Health Institute as well as those in schools and centers across Duke University, including the Duke Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy.

Duke Health is committed to conducting innovative basic and clinical research, rapidly translating breakthrough discoveries to patient care and population health, providing a unique educational experience to future clinical and scientific leaders, improving the health of populations, and actively seeking policy and intervention-based solutions to complex global health challenges. Underlying these ambitions is a belief that Duke Health is a destination for outstanding people and a dedication to continually explore new ways to help our people grow, collaborate and succeed. For more information on Duke Health, visit corporate.dukehealth.org.

unc health

UNC Health is a not-for-profit integrated health care system based in Chapel Hill and comprised of UNC Hospitals and its provider network, clinical programs of the UNC School of Medicine, and its numerous hospital campuses statewide. Known as “North Carolina’s Health Care System,” UNC Health provides care to patients in all of the state’s 100 counties through its 13 hospitals, 15 hospital campuses, and hundreds of clinical practices. It is one of the nation’s leading academic health care systems with more than 33,000 employees from Hendersonville to Jacksonville. Five adult specialties and seven children’s specialties at UNC Medical Center were nationally ranked by US News in its latest “Best Hospitals” and “Best Children’s Hospitals” reports. For more information on UNC Health, visit www.unchealthcare.org.

wakemed

WakeMed is a private, not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, consisting of 14 members representing the local community. The largest health system in the state’s largest county, WakeMed plays an active role in making the community the best place to live, work and raise a family. The top priorities for the health system’s diverse and talented leadership team are ensuring patient safety; enhancing the patient and family experience; and delivering high-quality, high-value care that is both affordable and accessible to everyone who calls Wake County home. WakeMed greatly enhances the economic viability of Wake County through competitive wages for nearly 12,000 employees and providers and through the goods and services purchased. As both a community asset and a community leader, WakeMed continues to reinvest in people, facilities and services to improve access for the entire community. For more information on WakeMed, visit www.wakemed.org.

Hummingbird Creative Group

Hummingbird Creative Group, based in Cary, NC, is an award- winning, full-service branding, marketing, and advertising agency that approaches each challenge in a thoughtful and clever manner. Hummingbird Creative Group works with leaders of manufacturing/distribution, B2B and service businesses to define brand strategy, develop sustainable brand messaging and implement marketing tactics through advertising, graphic design, sales enablement, public relations, and online marketing services. Hummingbird can serve as a fully outsourced marketing department, offer strategic branding and coaching services, or work on a project basis to fulfill the tactical needs of client marketing plans. Hummingbird is known for insightful big ideas, intuitive innovation and inspiring creative, which brings to life each client’s brand story and translates their strategic positioning into reality. For more information on Hummingbird Creative Group, visit www.hummingbird-creative.com.

Triangle Sports Commission

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary during 2021, the Triangle Sports Commission based in Cary, NC is the sports commission for the Triangle region of North Carolina consisting of Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties. A long-time Community Olympic Partner of the U.S. Olympic Committee, the TSC focuses on the hosting of Olympic and amateur sports events and activities that help develop athletes, promote the region, and foster positive branding and economic impacts for the Raleigh-Durham market. The TSC recruited, and secured over $13 million in funding commitments for the relocation of USA Baseball’s headquarters and national training complex to the Triangle. TSC leadership secured over $20 million for expansions of other destination facilities such as WakeMed Soccer Park and the Cary Tennis Park. The TSC has served as host organization for the U.S. Olympic Trials – Table Tennis, Collegiate Rugby National Championships, ACC Baseball Championships, and the world’s first-ever Rugby 7’s Olympic Qualification Tournament, among others. For more information on the TSC, visit www.trianglesportscommission.com.

York Properties

York Properties, Inc., located in Raleigh, NC, is the professional commercial real estate resource that delivers positive, proven results. York Properties puts the power of a 4th generation family–owned, full–service commercial real estate company, with influential community connections, to work for their clients from the Triangle to the coast of North Carolina. York Properties offers clients the added benefit of utilizing the services of their subsidiary companies of Bloomsbury Landscapes and York Security along with the sophisticated construction services of McDonald York Building Company. York Properties provides unmatched community and industry knowledge combined with fresh ideas and a cooperative team approach. For more information on York Properties, visit www.yorkproperties.com.

McDonald York Building Company

McDonald York Building Company of Raleigh, NC, provides commercial construction solutions, while fostering long-term relationships with clients in the Triangle community. As an innovative full-service construction company working throughout the Triangle area of North Carolina, McDonald York "partners" with clients to provide technical expertise to deliver solutions within the Life Sciences, Corporate, Healthcare, and Office markets. McDonald York’s unique structure allows them to effectively handle a wide range of projects from small facility improvements to large capital projects. For more information on McDonald York, visit www.mcdonaldyork.com.

Martin Marietta

Martin Marietta, a member of the S&P 500 Index, is an American-based company and a leading supplier of building materials, including aggregates, cement, ready mixed concrete and asphalt. Through a network of operations spanning 26 states, Canada and The Bahamas, dedicated Martin Marietta teams supply the resources necessary for building the solid foundations on which our communities thrive. Martin Marietta’s Magnesia Specialties business provides a full range of magnesium oxide, magnesium hydroxide and dolomitic lime products. For more information on Martin Marietta, visit www.martinmarietta.com or www.magnesiaspecialties.com.

Edge Printed Products

Edge Printed Products is a cutting-edge printing and promotional products company located in Clayton, NC. Founded in 2009, Edge Printed Products was launched as a company dedicated to providing high quality products with industry leading turnaround times. The company has a full promotional products line that will meet all merchandise needs. Edge Printed Products offer a wide array of in-house printing capabilities such as Screen Printing, Embroidery, Direct-to-Garment (DTG), Sublimation, Vinyl and Laser Etching, and Sign Production. Edge’s goal is to make their clients look unforgettable to the end user, whether that involves fresh apparel, unforgettable signage, or sweet swag for passing out at trade shows. Edge’s production processes allow for more full control of customer orders from start to finish. The company’s global specialists stay on top of all the newest trends in the industry and items available in the market so their clients can stand apart from the competition. For more information on Edge Printed Products, visit www.printedproducts.com.

NORTH CAROLINA FOOTBALL CLUB
AND NORTH CAROLINA COURAGE

North Carolina FC and the North Carolina Courage are professional soccer teams based in Cary, NC, that compete in USL League One, and the National Women’s Soccer League, respectively. North Carolina FC had its beginnings in 2006 with the initial formation as the Carolina RailHawks (since changed to North Carolina FC). During its history, the club has won the NASL regular season championship, defeated the LA Galaxy in the U.S. Open, and played West Ham United of the Premier League to a draw. The NC Courage was established in 2017 when the Western New York Flash of Rochester, NY, was purchased, moved to Cary, and renamed the North Carolina Courage. Since 2017 the NC Courage have won 3 NWSL Shields (regular season champions), 2 league tournament championships, and the inaugural Women’s International Champions Cup. Both the NCFC and the Courage play their home matches at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park. The parent organization of North Carolina FC and the NC Courage is the North Carolina Football Club, which is the largest youth-to-pro club in the nation. North Carolina Football Club was established in 2016 to bring the highest levels of men’s and women’s professional soccer to the state. The NC Courage was established in January 2017 after owner Steve Malik acquired the Western New York Flash following their 2016 NWSL Championship Season and moved the team to North Carolina. Since relocating to Raleigh, the NC Courage have won three consecutive NWSL Shields, the inaugural Women's ICC Championship, and the 2018 and 2019 NWSL Championships. For more information about North Carolina FC and the North Carolina Courage, please visit https://www.northcarolinafc.com

Angus Barn

The Angus Barn Steakhouse is a Raleigh icon serving American style cuisine including in-house aged steaks, fresh seafood, local grown vegetables and homemade desserts prepared by Iron Chef America winner, Walter J. Royal, and his staff. The Barn hosts an award winning wine cellar, the famous Wild Turkey Lounge, Meat Locker smoking lounge, private dining tables, banquet rooms and two private event venues: The Pavilion at the Angus Barn & Bay 7 at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham, North Carolina. For more information on the Angus Barn, visit www.angusbarn.com.

Stewart

Headquartered in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, Stewart is a design, engineering, and planning firm with offices in Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, and Wilmington markets of North Carolina and Columbia, SC. Stewart offers a full range of services to meet the needs of its clients, including: Civil Engineering, Geomatics, Geotechnical & Construction Services, Landscape Architecture, Municipal Planning, Sports & Events, Structural Engineering, and Transportation. Stewart provides services in a variety of markets with the public and private sectors. Clients include education, healthcare, institutions, municipalities, architects, departments of transportation and the federal government as well as commercial, retail, residential, and mixed-use developers. For more information on Stewart, visit www.stewartinc.com.

Atlantic Tire & Service

Atlantic Tire & Service is a locally-owned tire and auto service company based in Cary, NC. Atlantic Tire has five locations in the Triangle including two in Cary (Cary and South Cary), two in Raleigh (Raleigh and WakeField), and one in Durham. Services include Tire Sales & Service, Mobile & Fleet Services, Pre-Purchase Inspections, Oil Change, Tire Rotation & Balance, Computerized Wheel Alignment, Disc and Drum Brake Service, Air Conditioning Service, Flat Tire Repairs, Most OEM Services, Tune-Ups, Radiator Service, and NC State Inspections. A two-time winner of Tire Review’s Top Tire Dealer in North America Award, Atlantic Tire has proudly supported the Triangle community for more than 20 years and is committed to providing the best auto service in the area. For more information on Atlantic Tire & Service, visit www.atlantictireonline.com.

Duke Energy

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of America’s largest energy holding companies. Duke Energy is transforming its customers’ experience, modernizing the energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves. The company provides electricity to 7.8 million customers in six states, and natural gas to 1.6 million customers in five states. Duke Energy also is a top U.S. renewable energy provider - owning, operating or buying solar, wind and other renewable energy capacity exceeding 8,000 megawatts. The company owns energy storage and microgrid projects, as well. For more information on Duke Energy, visit www.duke-energy.com.

Wasserman

Wasserman is a partner to the world’s most iconic brands, properties, and talent in their endeavors across sports, entertainment, and culture. The company has a central purpose to transform the businesses and careers of clients. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Wasserman operates across six continents with offices in more than 20 cities worldwide. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Wasserman Music can be followed on Twitter and Instagram. For more information on Wasserman visit www.TeamWass.com.

Triangle Esports Academy

Triangle Esports Academy was opened in October 2020 by Caleb Smith and Vinny Smith. As a top-rated Esports gaming center, Triangle Esports Academy is the Triangle area’s go-to facility for online gaming training, workshops, tournaments, open play, and more. Triangle Esports Academy is dedicated to building character and life skill development through productive video gaming, while offering a fun, innovative, and educational gaming experience. Triangle Esports Academy is open seven days a week for productive video gaming or open play; various workshops, camps, and tournaments; and for youth teams with serious gamers looking to play future collegiate or professional esports. For more information on Triangle Esports visit triangleesportsacademy.com.

Raleigh Orthopaedic

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic is Wake County’s oldest orthopaedic practice. Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic has 23 board certified and board eligible orthopaedic surgeons, with advanced training in their respective subspecialties, which include: foot and ankle surgery, hand, wrist and elbow surgery, neck and spine surgery, hip surgery, shoulder surgery, total joint replacement, and sports medicine.  In addition, Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic has a podiatrist, who specializes in the conservative treatment options for orthopaedic conditions, and 22 advanced practice providers to care for unique orthopaedic conditions. Raleigh Orthopaedic has six convenient clinic locations in Raleigh, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, North Raleigh and Panther Creek. Raleigh Orthopaedic is proud to be the Team Physicians for the NHL Carolina Hurricanes. For more information on Raleigh Orthopaedic, visit raleighortho.com.   

Triangle Badminton
and Table Tennis

Triangle Badminton and Table Tennis (TBTT) is a multi-sports facility with a focus on the sports of Badminton and Table Tennis for all ages and levels of play. TBTT offers coaching, memberships, track-out days, camps, after school, equipment sales, and corporate team-building events. The largest Table Tennis center in the Americas, TBTT features 25,000 square feet of playing area that can accommodate up to 40 tables. The venue includes world-class tables, lighting, and flooring and caters to all skill levels of players, ranging from beginner to aspiring international athletes. For Badminton, the facility has 8 badminton courts, with professional badminton mats rolled on top of a TaraFlex sports surface. Other activities that have been held at the facility have included Basketball, Soccer, Dodgeball, and Pickleball. For more information on Triangle Badminton and Table Tennis, visit www.trianglebtt.com.

Cary Chamber of Commerce

The Cary Chamber of Commerce, a member-based organization universally known as the leader of a world-class business community, serves as the unified business voice of Cary, North Carolina. The Chamber promotes economic growth through actively engaging existing and future businesses and supporting civic activities that contribute to the quality of life in Cary. The Chamber’s primary focus areas in its current Program of Work include economic development, education, government relations, and member business services. For more information on the Cary Chamber of Commerce, visit www.carychamber.com.

LongLeaf Law Partners

Longleaf Law Partners, located in Raleigh, NC, is a boutique commercial real estate law firm with experienced attorneys that can navigate the complexities of any commercial real estate transaction, including acquisitions and dispositions, title matters, land use, development, leasing, financing, restructuring and litigation. Longleaf offers comprehensive legal solutions and creative problem-solving to meet the commercial real estate challenges of developers, lenders, and contractors. With decades of practical expertise and strong industry relationships the firm's attorneys are able to provide the highest caliber service to their clients and have handled some of the largest and most complex commercial real estate transactions in North Carolina and beyond. For more information on Longleaf Law Partners, visit www.longleaflp.com.

First Bank

Headquartered in Southern Pines, NC, First Bank is an independent, full-service community bank that’s been trusted for generations. First Bank provides complete banking services, financial planning, asset management, and wealth management for individuals and businesses; credit card and debit card products; full line of loans including mortgage lending and home equity lines and complete insurance services. Being the 5th largest bank in North Carolina with locations from the coast to the mountains, First Bank has the Carolinas covered. Founded in 1935, and now with over 330,000 customers, First Bank has been helping people just like you for over 80 years. For more information on First Bank, visit www.localfirstbank.com.

NAI Tri PROPERTIES

Headquartered in Durham, Tri Properties has been intimately involved in the Raleigh, Durham, and Research Triangle area’s real estate market since 1991. In 2020, NAI Carolantic Realty merged with Tri Properties adding greater depth to the brokerage team and expanding the years of local industry leadership to over 75 years. NAI Tri Properties brokerage team is an NAI Global partner, an international network of real estate service providers serving 43 countries through 300 offices worldwide with 5,100 local market professionals. NAI Tri Properties works with private, corporate, and institutional clients of all sizes to successfully manage any real estate issues. From buying, selling, and leasing properties to managing tenants or maximizing real estate investments, they are here to assist you and are dedicated to helping you meet your goals. With decades of experience, this allows NAI Tri properties to help companies navigate today’s sophisticated real estate market in a way no one else can. For more information on NAI Tri Properties, visit www.triprop.com/properties.

TRANSCEND COMMERCIAL

Transcend Commercial is a boutique commercial real estate firm focusing on corporate tenant representation.  Led by industry veteran Rich Harris who has completed more than 1800 commercial transactions totaling more than $1.6B in transaction volume.  Rich has represented large companies like Microsoft, Northwestern Mutual, RBC Bank, and law firm James Scott Farrin, as well as local high growth local companies like Bronto Software, SciQuest, trialcard and Spoonflower.  Transcend specializes in servicing high-growth and venture backed technology companies and has a reputation for integrity and aggressive advocacy with companies of all sizes.  For more information on Transcend Commercial, visit www.transcendcommercial.com.

COASTAL CREDIT UNION

As a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative, Coastal Credit Union is committed to providing members with the financial services they need, delivered by attentive professionals who are part of the community fabric. We believe our members deserve the most affordable and convenient products and services, along with anytime access to their accounts and guidance when making difficult decisions. Everything we do is focused on our member base, and we're proud to give back to members through competitive rates and fewer fees.  For more information on Coastal Credit Union, visit www.coastal24.com.

EAST WEST PARTNERS

For over 40 years, East West Partners has been developing communities that are both modern and mindful. Not only do our residential and mixed-use developments exude the highest quality of life, they are also designed to be environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable. We are committed to building communities, not just structures and have established ourselves as a reliable partner to our customers, vendors and contractors.  For more information on East West Partners, visit www.ewpnc.com

CONE HEALTH

Cone Health is a not-for-profit health care network serving people in Alamance, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham and surrounding counties. Our brand promise – We Are Right Here With You – is shared by our more than 13,000 employees, 1,800 physician partners and 1,000 volunteers.  As one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive health networks, Cone Health has more than 100 locations, including five hospitals, six ambulatory care centers, three outpatient surgery centers, six urgent care centers, two retirement communities and more than 120 physician practices. These include primary and specialty care through Cone Health Medical Group and Triad HealthCare Network.  For more information on Cone Health, visit www.conehealth.com.

JOSEPH M. BRYAN

The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation is a charitable foundation located in Greensboro, North Carolina. The foundation was established by Joe Bryan, a long-time Greensboro business and community leader, and noted philanthropist. The Bryan Foundation supports numerous community causes in greater Greensboro including education, health services, parks, events, and facilities. Major projects undertaken by the Bryan Foundation have included Downtown Greensboro redevelopment and leading the assembly of the megasite that landed Toyota's new battery plant for electric vehicles. In sports-related tourism and economic development projects, the Bryan Foundation has supported the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, USA Gymnastics Championships, major aquatics competitions, and more.

RALEIGH REGIOnaL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® is the Triangle area’s voice of real estate. The company promotes the highest ethical and professional standards and cooperation among its members, while providing products, programs and services to meet the evolving needs of the real estate industry and consumers. It is one of the largest in North Carolina with over 9,000 members throughout the Triangle and beyond. The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® serves as a leading advocate of private property rights and community involvement. For more information on Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®, visit www.rrar.com/.

GREENSBORO NC CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

The Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is an independent, non-profit governmental authority whose mission is to aggressively market Greensboro's assets, maximizing economic impact while providing excellent visitor service. With Greensboro being the home to the largest hotel in North Carolina, 85 other lodging facilities, and the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, the Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau promotes the idea that the destination can easily host events ranging from small corporate meetings to large city-wide events. For more information, visit www.visitgreensboronc.com.

the cemala foundation

The Cemala Foundation is a family foundation that seeks to enhance the quality of life in Greensboro. Chartered in 1986 by Martha and Caesar Cone II, they envisioned the Foundation as a way of continuing the family’s history of personal and business commitment to Greensboro. With an understanding that tomorrow’s issues and problems might differ from today’s, the Foundation charter places no limitation on the charitable projects to be undertaken but entrusts the board to respond to changing times and needs. The Cemala Foundation envisions a vibrant and innovative Greensboro that is nationally known as a magnet for individuals, families, and businesses. For more information, www.cemala.org.

KIRKPATRICK TOWNSEND

Kilpatrick Townsend is an international law firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm has nineteen offices, including U.S. offices in California, Colorado, North Carolina, New York, Texas, Washington State, and the District of Columbia, and international offices in Japan, Shanghai, and Sweden. We help leaders create, expand, and protect the value of their companies and most prized assets by bringing an equal balance of business acumen, technical skill, and creative thinking to the opportunities and challenges they face. Kilpatrick Townsend has built a premier firm known globally for helping established and emerging entities successfully grow their businesses and become industry leaders. For more information, visit www.kilpatricktownsend.com.

BRASFIELD & GORRIE GENERAL CONTRACTORS

Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is one of the United States’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. We are true builders. We know what it means to build a project with our own crews working from the ground up. We are skilled in construction practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and Lean construction, but we are best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Our extensive portfolio includes projects ranging in value from $1,000 to more than $700 million in virtually every type of U.S. industry. We have 13 offices and more than 3,000 employees. Our purpose is building exceptional people, trusting relationships, great projects, and strong communities. For more information, visit www.brasfieldgorrie.com.

THE SPECIAL EVENT COMPANY

The Special Event Company is a 30+ year award-winning, woman owned business, delivering strategic, creative, turnkey solutions for corporate meeting and event planning services for live and virtual events. We empower our clients to connect with internal and external audiences through our wide range of event and media solutions, along with our own broadcast studio which allows us to act as a one-stop shop to produce exceptional experiences. We immerse ourselves in our clients'​ businesses to understand their corporate culture, objectives and goals, and develop effective event marketing strategies to advance them. We build trusted and productive working relationships with our clients'​ marketing and events teams. As recognized leaders in strategic international event marketing, management and production, we work closely with our clients to ensure that their messages are clear, and message delivery is compelling. For more information, visit www.specialeventco.com.

HANNAH SHERIDAN & COCHRAN

Hannah Sheridan & Cochran, LLP is a law firm which serves business, construction, and individual clients throughout North Carolina. Our experienced attorneys regularly counsel clients through legal issues, such as construction liens, civil litigation, business transactions, and commercial collections. Whether representing a corporation or an individual, we keep the client’s goals as well as the economics of the case in focus while assisting clients in making informed, educated decisions. HSC began with a shared vision focusing on experience, integrity and ingenuity. We believe in offering professional, attentive service to you, our client, and work every day to reach logical, viable and economic outcomes to your challenges. We are passionate about being relatable in our dealings with you and your opposition, and we promise to be the legal partner you can trust. For more information, visit www.hscattorneys.com.

THE PREISS COMPANY

Founded in 1987 by Donna Preiss, The Preiss Company is an industry leader in the sales and development of investment properties. We are proud to be one of the Top 10 providers of off-campus housing in the nation and the largest woman-owned owner and operator of private student housing. Over our history, The Preiss Company has been the recipient of some of the industry's top awards. We also have been recognized by local and national student housing associations and publications. The Preiss Company's success is truly the result of the work performed by all of our dedicated, experienced, and qualified team members. They represent the best that we have to offer and embody the spirit of teamwork and professionalism. For more information, visit www.tpco.com.

Fitzpatrick Communcations

Fitzpatrick Communications Inc. operates as a public relations agency providing public relations counseling and services. Owner Joyce Fitzpatrick has over thirty years of experience helping clients use public relations to their advantage. Her strategic planning and innovative thinking helps clients successfully change opinions, achieve business goals and get noticed. Fitzpatrick implements successful and award-winning public relations strategies for corporations, law firms, universities, museums and non-profit organizations. She works closely with industries ranging from real estate and manufacturing to utilities to financial services. Her special expertise in crisis communications allows her to provide valuable counsel to clients during times of major change.

preston development company

Preston Development Company is recognized as one of the premier development teams in the nation. Founders Tim Smith and Julian “Bubba” Rawl, have established a reputation for planning and producing only the highest quality development projects. Born in upscale Cary, North Carolina, Preston Development Company has established a solid foundation with a name that is instantly recognized with great esteem in the Southeast. Preston has achieved excellence in all of its projects from the capital city’s Research Triangle Area, a pre-eminent tech and biotech center, to the sweeping shores of the North Carolina Coast. Preston Development is known locally for high-end residential communities such as Preston and the Prestonwood Country Club, MacGregor West, Wessex, Weston Estates, Camden Forest, Magnolia Woods, and Stanton Place. Our motto is “You’re only as good as your last project.” Building quality builds a reputation, we have done that and people recognize it. Above all, Preston Development Company is defined by two words: Quality and Relationships. We share “old school” values in the new world of technology. Simply said, nobody does it better than Preston. For more information, visit www.prestondev.com/.

W. Trent Ragland, Jr. Foundation

Based in Raleigh, NC, the W. Trent Ragland Jr. Foundation supports organizations with values of self-reliance, patriotism, independence, and respect for God, country, and family. The organization provides grants for initiatives primarily located in Wake County that demonstrate conservation, knowledge, compassion, and community. The Foundation’s principal intent is to support efforts that allow individuals to pursue and achieve self-improvement and self-reliance. In the past, grants have been given to programs in areas of arts, culture, humanities, education, health, and religion. For more information, visit wtrentraglandjrfoundation.org/.

The Greensboro Sports Council

The Greensboro Sports Council was formed in 1959 as a support group for the Greensboro Coliseum. Its primary purpose is to provide hospitality, resources and community support for events held in the Coliseum. The Greensboro Sports Council aims to develop athletic programs and events at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and other facilities for the benefit, recreation, and entertainment of the residents of Greensboro, North Carolina, and its surrounding communities. For more information, visit www.greensborosportscouncil.com.

The Greensboro Sports Foundation

The Greensboro Sports Foundation is the local organizing committee for the major sports events contested at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and throughout Greensboro such as those presented by the ACC, NCAA, U.S. Figure Skating, USA Swimming, USA Gymnastics, and the Amateur Athletic Union among others. Greensboro’s sports tourism efforts create economic development that benefits not only Greensboro but also Central North Carolina. The goal of the Greensboro Sports Foundation is to further enhance Greensboro’s national reputation as “Tournament Town” and build an organization with the ability to develop strategic partnerships to better position Greensboro for the execution of major sporting events. For more information, visit www.greensborosf.org.

Koury Corporation

Koury Corporation

Koury Corporation's more than six decades of experience developing hospitality, retail, office & industrial and residential properties throughout Greensboro, North Carolina, distinguishes the company as both an early pioneer and modern-day innovator. Focusing on customer service, Koury Corporation has chosen to develop, lease and manage only our own properties, doing so with the highest level of integrity and a long-term view. Our fully integrated business platform sets us apart and benefits our customers with the constant support of a dedicated and experienced team of architectural, construction, facilities, property management, and leasing professionals. Some of our notable projects include the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel & Koury Convention Center, the Grandover Resort and Conference Center, and the Four Seasons Town Center. For more information, visit www.kourycorp.com.

CONE HEALTH

Cone Health is a not-for-profit health care network serving people in Alamance, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham and surrounding counties. Our brand promise – We Are Right Here With You – is shared by our more than 13,000 employees, 1,800 physician partners and 1,000 volunteers.  As one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive health networks, Cone Health has more than 100 locations, including five hospitals, six ambulatory care centers, three outpatient surgery centers, six urgent care centers, two retirement communities and more than 120 physician practices. These include primary and specialty care through Cone Health Medical Group and Triad HealthCare Network.  For more information on Cone Health, visit www.conehealth.com.

JOSEPH M. BRYAN

The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation is a charitable foundation located in Greensboro, North Carolina. The foundation was established by Joe Bryan, a long-time Greensboro business and community leader, and noted philanthropist. The Bryan Foundation supports numerous community causes in greater Greensboro including education, health services, parks, events, and facilities. Major projects undertaken by the Bryan Foundation have included Downtown Greensboro redevelopment and leading the assembly of the megasite that landed Toyota's new battery plant for electric vehicles. In sports-related tourism and economic development projects, the Bryan Foundation has supported the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, USA Gymnastics Championships, major aquatics competitions, and more.

RALEIGH REGIOnaL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® is the Triangle area’s voice of real estate. The company promotes the highest ethical and professional standards and cooperation among its members, while providing products, programs and services to meet the evolving needs of the real estate industry and consumers. It is one of the largest in North Carolina with over 9,000 members throughout the Triangle and beyond. The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® serves as a leading advocate of private property rights and community involvement. For more information on Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®, visit www.rrar.com/.

GREENSBORO NC CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

The Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is an independent, non-profit governmental authority whose mission is to aggressively market Greensboro's assets, maximizing economic impact while providing excellent visitor service. With Greensboro being the home to the largest hotel in North Carolina, 85 other lodging facilities, and the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, the Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau promotes the idea that the destination can easily host events ranging from small corporate meetings to large city-wide events. For more information, visit www.visitgreensboronc.com.

the cemala foundation

The Cemala Foundation is a family foundation that seeks to enhance the quality of life in Greensboro. Chartered in 1986 by Martha and Caesar Cone II, they envisioned the Foundation as a way of continuing the family’s history of personal and business commitment to Greensboro. With an understanding that tomorrow’s issues and problems might differ from today’s, the Foundation charter places no limitation on the charitable projects to be undertaken but entrusts the board to respond to changing times and needs. The Cemala Foundation envisions a vibrant and innovative Greensboro that is nationally known as a magnet for individuals, families, and businesses. For more information, www.cemala.org.

KIRKPATRICK TOWNSEND

Kilpatrick Townsend is an international law firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm has nineteen offices, including U.S. offices in California, Colorado, North Carolina, New York, Texas, Washington State, and the District of Columbia, and international offices in Japan, Shanghai, and Sweden. We help leaders create, expand, and protect the value of their companies and most prized assets by bringing an equal balance of business acumen, technical skill, and creative thinking to the opportunities and challenges they face. Kilpatrick Townsend has built a premier firm known globally for helping established and emerging entities successfully grow their businesses and become industry leaders. For more information, visit www.kilpatricktownsend.com.

BRASFIELD & GORRIE GENERAL CONTRACTORS

Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is one of the United States’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. We are true builders. We know what it means to build a project with our own crews working from the ground up. We are skilled in construction practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and Lean construction, but we are best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Our extensive portfolio includes projects ranging in value from $1,000 to more than $700 million in virtually every type of U.S. industry. We have 13 offices and more than 3,000 employees. Our purpose is building exceptional people, trusting relationships, great projects, and strong communities. For more information, visit www.brasfieldgorrie.com.

THE SPECIAL EVENT COMPANY

The Special Event Company is a 30+ year award-winning, woman owned business, delivering strategic, creative, turnkey solutions for corporate meeting and event planning services for live and virtual events. We empower our clients to connect with internal and external audiences through our wide range of event and media solutions, along with our own broadcast studio which allows us to act as a one-stop shop to produce exceptional experiences. We immerse ourselves in our clients'​ businesses to understand their corporate culture, objectives and goals, and develop effective event marketing strategies to advance them. We build trusted and productive working relationships with our clients'​ marketing and events teams. As recognized leaders in strategic international event marketing, management and production, we work closely with our clients to ensure that their messages are clear, and message delivery is compelling. For more information, visit www.specialeventco.com.

HANNAH SHERIDAN & COCHRAN

Hannah Sheridan & Cochran, LLP is a law firm which serves business, construction, and individual clients throughout North Carolina. Our experienced attorneys regularly counsel clients through legal issues, such as construction liens, civil litigation, business transactions, and commercial collections. Whether representing a corporation or an individual, we keep the client’s goals as well as the economics of the case in focus while assisting clients in making informed, educated decisions. HSC began with a shared vision focusing on experience, integrity and ingenuity. We believe in offering professional, attentive service to you, our client, and work every day to reach logical, viable and economic outcomes to your challenges. We are passionate about being relatable in our dealings with you and your opposition, and we promise to be the legal partner you can trust. For more information, visit www.hscattorneys.com.

THE PREISS COMPANY

Founded in 1987 by Donna Preiss, The Preiss Company is an industry leader in the sales and development of investment properties. We are proud to be one of the Top 10 providers of off-campus housing in the nation and the largest woman-owned owner and operator of private student housing. Over our history, The Preiss Company has been the recipient of some of the industry's top awards. We also have been recognized by local and national student housing associations and publications. The Preiss Company's success is truly the result of the work performed by all of our dedicated, experienced, and qualified team members. They represent the best that we have to offer and embody the spirit of teamwork and professionalism. For more information, visit www.tpco.com.

Fitzpatrick Communcations

Fitzpatrick Communications Inc. operates as a public relations agency providing public relations counseling and services. Owner Joyce Fitzpatrick has over thirty years of experience helping clients use public relations to their advantage. Her strategic planning and innovative thinking helps clients successfully change opinions, achieve business goals and get noticed. Fitzpatrick implements successful and award-winning public relations strategies for corporations, law firms, universities, museums and non-profit organizations. She works closely with industries ranging from real estate and manufacturing to utilities to financial services. Her special expertise in crisis communications allows her to provide valuable counsel to clients during times of major change.

preston development company

Preston Development Company is recognized as one of the premier development teams in the nation. Founders Tim Smith and Julian “Bubba” Rawl, have established a reputation for planning and producing only the highest quality development projects. Born in upscale Cary, North Carolina, Preston Development Company has established a solid foundation with a name that is instantly recognized with great esteem in the Southeast. Preston has achieved excellence in all of its projects from the capital city’s Research Triangle Area, a pre-eminent tech and biotech center, to the sweeping shores of the North Carolina Coast. Preston Development is known locally for high-end residential communities such as Preston and the Prestonwood Country Club, MacGregor West, Wessex, Weston Estates, Camden Forest, Magnolia Woods, and Stanton Place. Our motto is “You’re only as good as your last project.” Building quality builds a reputation, we have done that and people recognize it. Above all, Preston Development Company is defined by two words: Quality and Relationships. We share “old school” values in the new world of technology. Simply said, nobody does it better than Preston. For more information, visit www.prestondev.com/.

W. Trent Ragland, Jr. Foundation

Based in Raleigh, NC, the W. Trent Ragland Jr. Foundation supports organizations with values of self-reliance, patriotism, independence, and respect for God, country, and family. The organization provides grants for initiatives primarily located in Wake County that demonstrate conservation, knowledge, compassion, and community. The Foundation’s principal intent is to support efforts that allow individuals to pursue and achieve self-improvement and self-reliance. In the past, grants have been given to programs in areas of arts, culture, humanities, education, health, and religion. For more information, visit wtrentraglandjrfoundation.org/.

The Greensboro Sports Council

The Greensboro Sports Council was formed in 1959 as a support group for the Greensboro Coliseum. Its primary purpose is to provide hospitality, resources and community support for events held in the Coliseum. The Greensboro Sports Council aims to develop athletic programs and events at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and other facilities for the benefit, recreation, and entertainment of the residents of Greensboro, North Carolina, and its surrounding communities. For more information, visit www.greensborosportscouncil.com.

The Greensboro Sports Foundation

The Greensboro Sports Foundation is the local organizing committee for the major sports events contested at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and throughout Greensboro such as those presented by the ACC, NCAA, U.S. Figure Skating, USA Swimming, USA Gymnastics, and the Amateur Athletic Union among others. Greensboro’s sports tourism efforts create economic development that benefits not only Greensboro but also Central North Carolina. The goal of the Greensboro Sports Foundation is to further enhance Greensboro’s national reputation as “Tournament Town” and build an organization with the ability to develop strategic partnerships to better position Greensboro for the execution of major sporting events. For more information, visit www.greensborosf.org.

Koury Corporation

Koury Corporation

Koury Corporation's more than six decades of experience developing hospitality, retail, office & industrial and residential properties throughout Greensboro, North Carolina, distinguishes the company as both an early pioneer and modern-day innovator. Focusing on customer service, Koury Corporation has chosen to develop, lease and manage only our own properties, doing so with the highest level of integrity and a long-term view. Our fully integrated business platform sets us apart and benefits our customers with the constant support of a dedicated and experienced team of architectural, construction, facilities, property management, and leasing professionals. Some of our notable projects include the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel & Koury Convention Center, the Grandover Resort and Conference Center, and the Four Seasons Town Center. For more information, visit www.kourycorp.com.