Small Business Awards 2021

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Small Business Awards Program + Small Business Resource Guide

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PROGRAM SPONSORS SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE GUIDE

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WELCOME

Brent Christensen President & CEO, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Anita Hughes Bachmann CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of NC

KEYNOTE

Dr. Channelle James President & Executive Director, Community Ventures Inc. Lecturer, Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNCG

AWARD PRESENTATIONS

Emcee Brian Vannoy Chief Credit Risk Office, Allegacy Federal Credit Union Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities Brant Taylor Barrier-Free Success Award Outstanding Employer of the Year Award The Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship Associate of the Year Award Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Goal Setter Award Community Contributor Award Pivot Pro Award Culture Creator Award Small Business of the Year Award

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BR IA N VA N N OY

Chief Credit Risk Officer, Allegacy Federal Credit Union At Allegacy, Vannoy is responsible for the management, strategic planning, compliance, safety and soundness of the credit union’s $860-million-dollar loan portfolio, which includes both retail and commercial. He oversees operations for credit administration, retail lending and commercial activities. He joined Allegacy in July, 2015 with 23 years of financial experience, specializing in retail and commercial credit. Vannoy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Marietta College in Ohio with a Bachelor of the Arts in economics and finance, where he was also a McDonough Scholar. He is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Winston-Salem and also earned the prestigious Credit Risk Certification.

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DR. CHANNELLE JAMES President & Executive Director, Community Ventures Inc.

Channelle D. James is a faculty member in the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNCG. She also is the President and Executive Director of Community Ventures Inc. a nonprofit startup focused on creating social good in the City of Greensboro through entrepreneurship and social innovation. She publishes articles and book chapters based on her research in sustainable and social entrepreneurship, diversity, and community support of entrepreneurship for vulnerable communities. Channelle is a native of Asheville North Carolina where she developed an early interest in social change and community engagement. Channelle is also the producer of the Sustainable-E Podcast and an upcoming podcast titled “Hold My Purse While I Slay These Dragons,” where she challenges us to deeply examine how popular culture and society impacts our lives.

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THANK YOU, Presenting

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Resource Guide

The Chamber and its Small Business Award sponsors are pleased to provide the following resources to help you return to work following COVID-19.

Visit greensboro.org/covid19 for additional information.

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Vaccine 101 for Employers Employers can be public health champions! Officials say the biggest way employers can help with the vaccination process is by sharing accurate information. • Encourage frontline employees to get vaccinated when the vaccine is available to them. • Share information and resources with your employees. NC DHHS has printable flyers and fact sheets on their website, as well as social media graphics and videos. • Offer to work with local vaccine providers. • Consider what type of vaccination model would work best for you and your employees. • Offer reminders and assistance to your employees to get vaccinated.

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About the vaccine • Scientists had a head start, and thousands of volunteers helped with the clinical trials. • The vaccines are tested, safe and effective. • You cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine. • Supplies will be limited at first. • You will have a spot to take your shot. • Vaccines are free to everyone, even if you don’t have insurance. • You must get two doses of the same vaccine.

PODCAST: Vaccine Myths A panel of experts debunk common misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccine and explain how to address vaccine hesitancy among minority groups. Panelists are Dr. Iulia Vann, Guilford County Health Department; Laura Garduño Garcia, Siembra NC; Dr. Carolyn Harraway-Smith, Cone Health; and Jodie Stanley, Greensboro Human Rights Department. Hosted by Niketa Greene, the Chamber’s vice president for leadership, diversity and inclusion. Click here to listen.

We remember when we were small, too. It’s our turn to help others grow now. Let’s talk soon. www.ctwilson.com Third-generation. Family-owned. Commercial General Contractor.


Thanks for making a difference in our community Bank of America recognizes the small business owners in Greensboro. Community leaders like you are a vital resource and inspiration to us all. Thanks to you, progress is being made and our community is becoming a better place to live and work. Visit us at bankofamerica.com/local.

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Guilford County Vaccination Sites (Click Names for Appointment Info)

Greensboro Coliseum 1921 W Gate City Blvd Greensboro, NC 27403

HPU Community Center 921 Eastchester Drive, Ste. 1230 High Point, NC 27262

Mount Zion Baptist Church 1301 Alamance Church Road Greensboro, NC 27406

FEMA Community Clinic 410 Four Seasons Town Centre Greensboro, NC 27407

The above are government-run vaccine sites. Additional appointments are available via local health care providers and private pharmacies.

Click here for a full list of providers near you.


Vaccine FAQ from Does the state require or mandate vaccination? No. North Carolina has no plan to require people to be vaccinated against COVID-19. It is possible that some employers or schools will require vaccines for their employees or students. Employers may ask if you have been vaccinated but cannot require that you share any other personal medical information. What kind of identification will be required to be vaccinated? North Carolina does not require a government-issued identification card, like a driver’s license, to be vaccinated. Vaccine providers should not ask for photo identification. Vaccine providers may ask people to pre-register, to fill out a form on-site with their name, address and date of birth, or ask for a bill or other document with your name and address on it.

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Can non-U.S. citizens get the vaccine? The COVID-19 vaccine will be available to everyone for free, whether or not they have health insurance and regardless of their immigration status. Information is kept confidential and won’t be shared with ICE for immigration enforcement. Getting the vaccine does not have a negative impact on people’s chances of adjusting their immigration status.

GREENSBORO MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Creating a barrier free community.

We are a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit made up of volunteer businesses, human service agencies, and individuals of all levels of abilities who have a passion for inclusion and access! Each year we:

Can you get a vaccine in a county you don’t live in? Yes. To protect the health of North Carolinians and promote equity in vaccine distribution, people who spend significant time in North Carolina and are able to spread the virus in North Carolina should be vaccinated when and where they have access to a vaccine.

Provide scholarship opportunities for outstanding students with disabilities Recognize local businesses and individuals for their inclusion efforts Host a barrier-free celebration event in December called Shopper's Day Participate in local projects and events that focus on resource sharing and awareness

Main Office: 123 Anywhere St., Any City

We host monthly meetings that are open to the community. The meetings take place from 8:30am to 10am on the first Thursday of each month.

FOR QUESTIONS: GREENSBOROMAYORSCOMMITTEE@ GREENSBORO-NC.GOV

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How much will the vaccine cost? There is no cost. They are free to everyone, even if you don’t have health insurance. The federal government is covering the cost. Administration fees will also be covered for those who are uninsured and should be covered by all health insurance companies. Patients who get the vaccine while having an appointment for another reason, such as a medical check-up, may be charged for the check-up depending on their insurance.

Learn more at covid19.ncdhhs.gov.

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