BB&T: Branch Banking and Trust (BB&T) Corporation (NYSE: BBT) is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with more than $183.9 billion in assets and market capitalization of $20.4 billion, as of Dec. 31, 2012. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates over 1,800 financial centers in 12 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking among its many services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates, and others.
More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at www.BBT.com.
VF Corporation: VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel with more than 30 brands, including Wrangler®, The North Face®, Lee®, Vans®, Nautica®, 7 For All Mankind®, Eagle Creek®, Eastpak®, Ella Moss®, JanSport®, lucy®, John Varvatos®, Kipling®, Majestic®, Napapijri®, Red Kap®, Reef®, Riders® and Splendid®.
VF Corporation's press releases, annual report and other information can be accessed through the Company's home page, www.vfc.com.
Kipling: Founded in 1987 with its name inspired by the author of The Jungle Book, Kipling® brand has evolved beyond its original roots of providing high quality backpacks suited for the adventures of everyday life into a distinctive, worldwide brand offering a range of carryalls for a variety of lifestyles. Today, more than 35 million Kipling® bags have been sold worldwide, and the bags also have appeared in top-rated television programs including “Desperate Housewives,” “The O.C.,” “Sex and the City,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “MTV’s Real World,” “7th Heaven,” and “Will & Grace.” For more information on the Kipling® brand and Kipling North America, please visit www.Kipling-usa.com.
Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau: The Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is an independent, non-profit governmental authority whose mission is to promote economic development through travel and tourism. Guilford County ranks third in the state in travel and tourism expenditures, with over one billion dollars generated in 2011 and more than 11,000 people employed in travel-related jobs.
More information is available at its website at www.visitgreensboronc.com
Greensboro Coliseum Complex: The Greensboro Coliseum Complex is a premier sports & entertainment destination having hosted sports events ranging from Bass Masters to the NCAA Final Four and concerts covering Elvis to Springsteen. The Coliseum Complex features a flexible capacity arena (up to 20,000+ for ice events); a 2,300-seat auditorium; a 120,000sf Special Events Center; an 80,000sf, 2,500-seat Aquatic Center; and a 7,000-seat amphitheater.
For more information on the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, visit www.greensborocoliseum.com.
Graphic Visual Solutions: Graphic Visual Solutions offers its customers the most diverse and comprehensive communication and visual solutions in the industry. These seven solutions include printing, labels/packaging, digital printing, wide-format graphics, direct mail, fulfillment, and design. Customers from America’s top brands to the Piedmont Triad’s fastest growing companies choose Graphic Visual Solutions because they provide winning strategies and consultation, superior customer service, top quality, fast turnaround gauged in days not weeks, and maximum value.
For more information on Graphic Visual Solutions, visit www.graphicvisualsolutions.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 Greensboro including education, health services, parks, events, and facilities.
BEM Interactive: BEM Interactive is an interactive design and marketing agency. BEM focuses on innovative designs, reliable web-based application development, and comprehensive web marketing solutions including email marketing, search-marketing, social network marketing, and site analytics. BEM is an award-winning agency established in 1996, with over 24 employees and 350 clients.
For more information on BEM Interactive, visit www.beminteractive.com.
City of Greensboro: Greensboro was founded in 1808 and named after Nathanael Greene, who led American forces in the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Guilford Courthouse (now a historic site in the northern area of the city). Greensboro is North Carolina’s third largest city and calls itself “Tournament Town” because of the numerous championship sports events hosted by the city, including the 2011 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
For more information on visiting Greensboro, visit www.visitgreensboronc.com.
Vela Agency: Vela is a full service marketing and advertising agency, grounded in sound business strategy and powerful branding. The company uses these guiding principles to help clients achieve sustainable long-term growth. Vela Agency provides companies with services in branding/advertising, sports marketing, sales consulting, and turn-key production/execution.
For more information on Vela Agency, visit www.velaagency.com.
Cemala Foundation: The Cemala Foundation is a private family foundation established in 1986 by Martha A. and Ceasar Cone II to continue the family tradition of commitment to enhancing the quality of life of the community through grants to qualified charitable organizations. The Cemala Foundation is based in Greensboro, North Carolina and its efforts extend to the whole of Guilford County. For more information on The Cemala Foundation, visit www.cemala.org.
Pepsi Bottling Ventures Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV), headquartered in Raleigh, NC, is the largest privately-held bottler for Pepsi-Cola products in North America. PBV manufactures, sells, and distributes some of the world’s most recognized consumer brands, including Pepsi products, Tropicana juices, Lipton teas, Starbuck’s coffee drinks, Gatorade isotonics and Aquafina waters. PBV operates 27 distribution facilities in seven states. For more information on Pepsi Bottling Ventures, visit www.pepsibottlingventures.com.
Lowes Foods, Inc.: Lowes Foods is a family-owned, Carolinas-based retail grocery that strives to provide its customers with a homegrown experience. Through its work with over 200 local farmers, Lowes Foods focuses on providing the freshest and most appealing products possible. Within the dynamic environment of its stores, Lowes Foods offers a variety of signature programs, such as Community Table and Pick & Prep, which are geared towards helping families come together around healthy meals. In addition to its 79 Lowes Foods locations throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, the company also operates 19 budget-friendly Just Save stores. A subsidy of Alex Lee, Inc., Lowes Foods is headquarted in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and employs nearly 9,000.
For more information on Lowes Foods, please visit www.lowesfoods.com.
IceRink Events: IceRink Events is an industry-leading designer, manufacturer, installer, and operator of top quality ice rink facilities, coast-to-coast and worldwide. The company provided the practice ice rinks for the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro and also the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Omaha.
For more information on IceRink Events, visit www.icerinkevents.com.
TIMCO: TIMCO Aviation Services provides aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services and aerospace manufactured products to a broad array of commercial, government and military customers. Located in Greensboro, North Carolina, TIMCO has become an industry leader by adding engine MRO services, aircraft seat manufacturing and PMA parts, comprehensive engineering design and interiors manufacturing through its TIMCO Aerosystems division and line maintenance services at a large number of airports, since being founded in 1990. TIMCO is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HAECO, one of the largest global providers of MRO services and a leading provider of interiors products and services. For more information about TIMCO Aviation Services, please visit www.timco.aero.
Edea: Located in a small village at the foot of the Alps, Edea strives to remain one of the most innovative skate producers in the world. Edea produced their first boots on February 2, 2002. Edea does not focus on how the skate is made, but rather on what the skater needs. They provide the best skating experience by creating the lightest boots possible. Lighter is faster; lighter is higher jumps; lighter is longer jumps; lighter is more air time; lighter is better acceleration. Edea will concentrate on the skates so skaters can just concentrate on their performance.. For more information on Edea and its full line of products, please visitwww.edeaskates.com.
Exact Target: Exact Target is a full-service interactive marketing firm committed to offering viable software, services and solutions to customers through email-based communication. Located in Indianapolis, Ind., Exact Target is the only email service provider (ESP) to have received a perfect score in the customer success category from independent research firm Forrester. In order to promote ease and accessibility for consumers, Exact Target provides its clients with email, SMS, voice messaging, social marketing web site technology, tracking capabilities, integrations and solutions delivered on a single, multi-channel platform. As a company, Exact Target is committed to “making clients look like heroes” by providing clients with the tools that they need for success.
For more information on Exact Target, visit www.exacttarget.com.
Hagan Davis Mangum Barrett & Langley PLLC is a law firm that focuses on addressing the legal issues of businesses and business owners. Hagan Davis was founded in May 2007 by seven attorneys with many years of experience n representing such clients. The firm currently has eleven attorneys providing legal services in the following areas: business litigation, real property, corporate, taxation, securities and venture capital, employment and estate planning/administration. Its office is located at 300 North Greene Street, Suite 200, Greensboro N.C. 27401 and it can be contacted at (336) 232-0650. More information is available via its website at www.hagandavis.com.
Rice Toyota is the oldest Toyota dealership in the Southeast and has been serving Greensboro and the Triad area for more than 50 years. It is a family owned and operated dealership offering new and used car sales, service, collision repair, parts, accessories and rental cars. Rice Toyota is active in the community supporting the arts, education, pet adoption and various charitable organizations. For more information on Rice Toyota, visit www.ricetoyota.com.
Apple Rock creates displays for trade shows and other events that are designed based on superior ideas and strategy, built with superior care and materials, and delivered to produce the best possible results. In business since 1988, they have worked with over 15,000 customers across the country to produce award-winning, innovative displays for a wide variety of industries. For more information on Apple Rock, visit www.applerock.com.
Krispy Kreme: Krispy Kreme is a leading branded specialty retailer and wholesaler of premium-quality treats, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company has offered the highest quality doughnuts and great tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme is proud of its fundraising program, which for decades has helped nonprofit organizations raise millions of dollars. Its recent philanthropic ventures include the Drive for 45 Campaign to benefit the Victory Junction Camp for sick children in Randleman, NC, just outside of Greensboro. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Under it vision being of “the worldwide leader in sharing delicious tastes and creating joyful memories,” Krispy Kreme has flourished across America and in over twenty other countries around the world.. For more information on Krispy Kreme, please visit www.krispykreme.com.
North State Communications: North State Communications is an innovative communications and information technology company dedicated to meeting the needs of consumers and businesses in High Point, Thomasville, Archdale, Randleman, Jamestown, Trinity, Greensboro, Kernersville, and beyond. Initially established as High Point Telephone Exchange in 1895, North State is currently one of the nation’s 15 largest integrated communications companies. North State strives to provide the best, most technologically advanced products and services available supported by local, knowledgeable, friendly technicians and sales representatives. For more information on North State and its services, please visit www.northstate.net.
Olympia: Olympia is the new standard in ice resurfacers. Olympia ice resurfacers are state-of-the-art and proven in NHL and Olympic competition. At their company, Resurfice Corporation in Elmira, Ontario, Canada, the Schlupp family has been building Olympia Ice Resurfacers for over 25 years and takes personal pride in every Olympia produced. They know the machine, and they know their customers. The global network of Olympia dealers in 12 countries insures that parts and services are readily available on a moment’s notice. For more information on Olympia and its line of products, please visit www.resurfice.com.
Korea Tourism Organization: The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) is an organization of South Korea that is commissioned to promote the country’s tourism industry. The KTO is involved with resort developing and consulting, and researches and develops tourism technology. In 2002 the Korea Tourism Organization was the Tourism Planning Organization for the World Cup and Asian Games. The KTO’s main goal is to promote Korea as a tourist destination to attract foreign tourists, while improving Korea’s national economy and the quality of life of tourists. The Korea Tourism Organization strives to be the best public enterprise in the nation. In 2013, Korea reached 12 million international visitors, marking the most visitors in Korea’s history.
For more information on the Korea Tourism Organization, please visit www.visitkorea.or.kr
The Greensboro Partnership is the principal economic and community development organization in Greensboro. Through the work of its three member organizations—the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Action Greensboro, and Greensboro Economic Development Alliance—the Partnership works to develop a vibrant community that creates, expands and attracts business while advancing the quality of life for all.
For more information on the mission of the Greensboro Partnership, visit www.greensboropartnership.com.
Systel Business Equipment is recognized nationally as one of the leading companies in providing the latest in office technology with over ten locations servicing the Carolinas and Georgia. Systel is very proud to maintain a reputation for excellent customer service and support, as well as industry-leading systems that are helping clients achieve new levels of productivity in the workplace. Systel is a preferred partner of the top manufacturers of document technology: Ricoh, HP, Konica Minolta, Panasonic, and Lexmark. For more information, please visit Systel at www.systeloa.com.
Lenovo is one of the world’s leading personal technology companies as the largest PC vendor and fourth largest smartphone company. A $39 billion corporation, Lenovo operates with more than 54,000 employees in 60 countries serving customers in over 160 nations. Lenovo’s world headquarters is in China while its North America headquarters is in Morrisville, NC. Lenovo also maintains a large fulfillment center in Whitsett, NC, outside of Greensboro. Lenovo strives to build technology for people who view technology as a tool to accomplish great things. For more information on Lenovo and its full line of products, visit www.lenovo.com.
"Cone Health is a not-for-profit network of healthcare providers serving people in Guilford, Forsyth, Rockingham, Alamance, Randolph, Caswell and surrounding counties. Our tagline – “The Network for Exceptional Care” – highlights our commitment to excellence, which is shared by our more than 10,000 professionals, 1,300 physicians and 1,200 volunteers.
As one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive health networks, Cone Health has more than 100 locations, including six hospitals, 3 medical centers, four urgent care centers, 95 physician practice sites and multiple centers of excellence." - Visit Cone Health.com
Founded July 19, 1909 under the name Greensboro Daily Record, the News & Record is the oldest and largest daily newspaper serving Greensboro, Guilford County, and the surrounding region. Headquartered in Downtown Greensboro, the News & Record produces local sections for High Point, Western Guilford, and Rockingham County and publishes specialized papers such as Skirt! The News & Record is owned by BH Media Group, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc., based in Omaha, NE.
For more information about the News & Record, visit www.news-record.com.
WFMY News 2: WFMY News 2 is a station that focuses on serving the community with every story covered on the air and online at www.wfmynews2.com. Viewers see the WFMY News 2 team in the public throughout the year participating in events to help the community. WFMY News 2 was founded in 1949 and is based in Greensboro, North Carolina. For more information on WFMY News 2, visit www.wfmynews2.com
With over 900 stations across the country, I Heart Media, formerly ClearChannel, is the largest radio station owner in the United States. With its strong variety of stations in the Triad market, including 99.5 WMAG-FM (Adult Contemporary), 100.3 KISS FM (WMKS-FM The Hits), 94.5 WPTI (WPTI-FM Talk), Q104.1 (WTQR-FM Country), and 105.7 The Buzz (WVBZ-FM Rock), I Heart Media leads the Triad region in market share. I Heart Media also supports numerous community causes.
For more information on I Heart Media, visit www.iheartmedia.com
The mission of Guilford Woman Magazine is to provide the magazine's readers with an informative monthly magazine directed to women sharing their success, with thoughtful, high quality content. Guilford Woman is also dedicated to ensuring the magazine's advertisers, who help make Guilford Woman priceless, have the best avenue for their advertising when reaching the women of Guilford County. For more information on Guilford Woman Magazine, visit www.guilfordwoman.com
Capitol Broadcasting Company: Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. 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 WRAL-TV , WRAL Digital , WRAZ-TV, WRAZ Digital, WRAL-FM , WRAL-HD2 , WCMC-FM , WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace , CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield Sports) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Project and Diamond View office buildings in Durham, NC. For more information on Capitol Broadcasting Company, please visit www.capitolbroadcasting.com.
Forsyth Woman is a free monthly publication distributed to more than 1,200 locations and read by over 50,000 people throughout Forsyth County and surrounding areas. The magazine is packed full of interesting stories of people in local Forsyth County neighborhoods. For more information on Forsyth Woman Magazine, visit www.forsythwoman.com.
Commitment is at the heart of a family and at the heart of Forsyth Family Magazine. The magazine is committed to surpassing the expectations of both readers and advertisers. The commitment to readers is to put families first in the magazine, to provide information on activities and events for families in Forsyth County and to publish articles on keeping families healthy in mind, body, and spirit. The commitment to advertisers is to produce a high quality publication that will maximize their advertising investment. For more information on Forsyth Family Magazine, visit www.forsythfamilymagazine.com.
Named for William Sydney Porter, one of the most celebrated writers of the Gilded Age, O’Henry Magazine is a literary magazine for and about the art, culture and soul of Greensboro, NC. O’Henry Magazine strives to create a publication of uncommon literary and artistic vision that explores everything from the thriving arts community to homes and gardens. The magazine celebrates the best of food and wine, and love of the outdoors. Moreover, every issue presents outstanding short fiction, poetry, essays and features from O’Henry's hometown storytellers. For more information on O’Henry Magazine, visit www.ohenrymag.com.
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