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Here ForYou Your Life, Your Health, Your Community. Our local physician network is expanding! UNC Regional Physicians is expanding with an array of medical experts who deliver the highest quality of primary and specialized medical care to people like you, your family and friends.
To locate a UNC Regional Physician: RegionalPhysicians.com | (336) 878-MD4U 6 3 4 8
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20 Years and Growing Twenty years ago a group of 50 doctors joined together to form Cornerstone Health Care. Their goal was to ensure that patients in our community would receive quality health care through the coordinated recruitment of new physicians, development of new treatment programs and centralized administrative services to allow them more time to focus on their patients. Dr. Jim Anderson Cornerstone Pediatrics at Premier
Two decades later, the goals shared by our more than 320 providers in 110 locations across North Carolina are to improve the quality of care, improve the patient experience and reduce the overall cost of care. As a participant in an Accountable Care Organization, we have changed the way we deliver health care by focusing on wellness, prevention and effective chronic disease management, creating savings for our patients, their employers and our nation.
Thank you for 20 years of entrusting us with your care. We look forward to being your partner in health care for decades to come. Locations to serve you: High Point Allergy and Asthma Associates (Premier) Bariatric Surgery and Wellness Center Carolina Cardiology Cornerstone Carolina Cardiology Cornerstone Premier Cornerstone Audiology Cornerstone Audiology Premier Cornerstone Behavioral Medicine Cornerstone Breast Care Cornerstone Care Outreach Cornerstone Endocrinology Cornerstone Eye Care Cornerstone Eye Wear Cornerstone Family Medicine at Premier Cornerstone Foot and Ankle Solutions Cornerstone Foot and Ankle Specialists at Premier
Cornerstone Foot and Ankle Specialists at Westchester Cornerstone Gastroenterology at Premier Cornerstone Hematology / Oncology Cornerstone Hematology / Oncology at Premier Cornerstone Imaging at Westchester Cornerstone Infectious Disease Cornerstone Infusion Center at Westchester Cornerstone Inpatient Specialists Cornerstone Family Medicine – Jamestown Cornerstone Internal Medicine – Westchester Cornerstone Internal Medicine at Premier Cornerstone Nephrology Cornerstone Neurology
Cornerstone Neurology at Premier Cornerstone Ophthalmology at Eastchester Cornerstone Pediatrics (Westchester) Cornerstone Pediatrics at Premier Cornerstone Physical Therapy Cornerstone Premier Care Cornerstone Pulmonology Cornerstone Sleep Center Cornerstone Surgical Specialists Cornerstone Vascular Surgery Emerywood Medical Specialties High Point ENT Associates High Point ENT at Premier High Point Family Practice High Point Gastroenterology High Point University Student Health Services Medi-Nail Spa at Westchester
Personalized Life Care Clinic Piedmont Comprehensive Women’s Center Pinewest Ob/Gyn Pinewest Ob/Gyn at Premier Urology (Premier) Wake Forest Baptist Health Orthopaedics – Cornerstone- Premier Archdale Cornerstone Family Medicine at Archdale Lexington / Thomasville Carolina Cardiology Cornerstone, Lexington Cornerstone Foot and Ankle Specialist in Thomasville Piedmont Internal Medicine, Thomasville Thomasville Family Practice Practices as of 11/01/15
Let Cornerstone Health Care be your medical home. Call 336-802-2735 to ﬁnd a doctor or visit cornerstonehealth.com
e are pleased to present you the 2015-2016 edition of High Point Magazine. The past year has been a remarkable one for the High Point Chamber, the High Point business community and the city of High Point. Within these pages you will find High Point alive and thriving. We are excited as a united community for all that is to come. This magazine is one of the many benefits the High Point Chamber provides to its members, the business community and visitors to our city. This publication highlights small and large businesses, young professionals, new businesses, the incredible accomplishments of our Police and Fire departments and much more. We hope you enjoy learning about our community. Throughout the year, the High Point Chamber provides a plethora of programs and events designed to spur networking opportunities and community engagement. The High Point Chamber stands on four pillars: legislative advocacy, workforce development, business support and education. Our merger with the High Point Partners to form Business High Point, Inc. will add further economic development initiatives to our mission.
Business High Point Inc.’s goal is to be the voice of the private sector, working to unite an engaged and informed business perspective to transform High Point into the single most livable, safe and prosperous community in America. The High Point Chamber thanks its Board of Directors, committee chairs, committed staff and hundreds of volunteers who work hard to serve this community. Together, we will continue to achieve greatness in this community.
for the High Point Chamber of Commerce by the High Point Enterprise
Sarah Belle Tate, Director of Communications & Community Relations, The High Point Chamber of Commerce
John McClure, Advertising Director, The High Point Enterprise
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Leslie Long, Leslie Long Creative Services
HIGH POINT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
1634 N. Main St., P.O. Box 5025 High Point, NC 27262-5025 (336) 882-5000 | Fax: 889-9499 www.highpointchamber.org email@example.com
Darlene Leonard, Chairman High Point Chamber of Commerce
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High Point Community Against Violence When law enforcement and a moral voice unite, violent crimes end
wenty homicides occurred in High Point in 1997. Finding this completely unacceptable, the High Point Police Department (HPPD) mirrored a research-based program from the Boston Police
departments across the nation are mirroring what the HPPD has done, calling it the High Point Model. High Point Community Against Violence (HPCAV) is a non-profit
“The next crime we prevent could have happened to you.” – Dr. Jim Summey Department in 1998 to turn around this violent trend. The program uses what is called focused deterrence, which emphasizes not the severity of punishment but the certainty of punishment for violent offenders. Throughout the years, the HPPD has revised and tailored the program. The result? A 67% reduction in violent crimes since 1998 in the face of a 44% increase in population. Now, police
organization that works with the Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF) of the HPPD to rid our community of violent crimes (gun, drug and gangrelated crimes). HPCAV does so by uniting the HPPD with everyday citizens from the community such as families, neighbors, activists and business leaders to create an open dialogue with the top violent offenders of the area. The HPPD assures the offender there
will be punishment should they offend again. The citizens assure the offenders what they are doing is not OK, has a major negative effect on the local community, and that help is readily available for them through HPCAV should they choose to accept it. If, however, the violent offenders choose not to accept help, or accept the help but offend again, the citizens also assure the offenders they will help the HPPD in getting them off the street for good. The help HPCAV extends to offenders ranges from educational, to job skills training, to counseling to providing food and other services. This help is offered in order that the offender can turn his or her life into one of honesty and productivity for the community.
How does CAV work? The HPPD, Jim Summey, Gretta Bush & volunteers partner together to make our community safer against gun, drug and gang-related crimes, which are classified as violent crimes.
› Step 1: Focused Deterrence
HPPD uses focused deterrence to identify major violent offenders in the community and then brings them to City Hall for a call-in .
› Step 2: The Call-in
At the call-in, HPPD and CAV work together to dissuade the offenders from committing another violent crime. HPPD builds a solid case against them and explains the severe consequences that will happen to them if they commit another violent crime. HPCAV volunteers express the moral voice of the community, explaining the offender’s actions carry more consequences than he or she realizes.
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› Step 3: HPCAV Offers The Offenders Two Options
1: Ttake their advice and accept help from HPCAV Or 2: We will help HPPD get you off the street for good. After the call-in, the offender is considered a notified offender.
› Step 4: The Decision
Notified offenders choose to accept help from HPCAV or take their chances. Most notified offenders do not reoffend after a call-in and 3035% of notified offenders accept help from CAV and no not reoffend.
Who is behind CAV?
› HPPD, specifically the Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF) & Major Kenneth Shultz › Gretta Bush, HP citizen and president of HPCAV › Dr. Jim Summey, Pastor and Executive Director for HPCAV
› Lowest crime rates in 25 years › Since 1998, violent crime has decreased 67%, while the High Point population has increased 44% › National Recognition: HPCAV received the 2015 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award for the state of North Carolina. › High Point Model is being replicated across the country
What’s Next for HPCAV
With such success against violent crimes, HPCAV is now using the same tactics to end domestic violence in our community.
How to Help HPCAV
› Attend General Meetings & Call-Ins. › Make toiletry, food, or monetary donations (tax-deductible) by contacting Jim Summey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Help HPCAV
› It is cheaper for HP citizens to pay to help these violent offenders upfront, than to let violent crimes happen and pay for their jail time later.
› General Meetings are open to the public and occur the second Wednesday of every month at 8:00 a.m. at the High Point Police Department (1009 Leonard Street in High Point).
› Open to the public. › There are 4 Violent Crime Task Force Call-ins each year, one per quarter. › You do not have to say or do any thing. Your PRESENCE adds to the “moral voice” of the community.
Learn More HPCAV
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ince assuming the title and honor of Fire Chief in Spring 2013, Thomas “Tommy” Reid has worked day in and day out to bring the High Point Fire Department out of its old ways and in to the 21st century. Before Chief Reid, there was old equipment, old trucks, a lack of motivation and a lost vision. A mere two years later, the High Point Fire Department has received multiple grants, implemented numerous programs, built a brand new state-of-the-art training facility and has secured the most coveted Class 1 Public Protection Classification (PPC) from the Insurance Services Office (ISO). This is quite the way for the High Point Fire Department to celebrate its upcoming 125th birthday in October 2015.
HPFD At Your Service Safety, commitment and excellence since 1890.
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“I am grateful for the dedication and hard work of the Fire Department personnel, the City of High Point Public Works department and the City of High Point 911 Center for the exemplary effort displayed in providing top notch Fire & Rescue services in our community.” – Fire Chief, Tommy Reid, on getting Class 1 certification.
What can the High Point Fire Department do for you? (Hint: It’s more than putting out fires)
› The High Point Fire Department’s goal is to be anywhere in the city in 5 minutes › Smoke Detector Program: If High Point Fire Department visits your house or business for any reason, they will take their job one step further to ask if you have a smoke detector and if it works. If its batteries are dead, no worries; High Point Fire Department has them on hand. And if you don’t have one, High Point Fire Department also has brand new, high quality ones on hand and will install one for you. These detectors last up to 10 years. High Point Fire Chief Tommy Reid
How did he do it?
› High Point Fire Department Bike Program: For major city events such as Furniture Market and the Uncle Sam Jam, the High Point Fire Department proves efficient by using bicycles to maneuver through the crowds that a fire truck could never get through. High Point Fire Department Bikers are equipped with full medical supplies to address any situation.
Chief Reid paired his knowledge of fire safety with the needs of our High Point community to create a plan and a goal. Because of these efforts, the High Point Fire Department is set to run like a welloiled machine for decades to come.
› Lower Your Fire & Lightening Insurance Cost: Yes, really. By acquiring and maintaining the Class 1 certification, insurance rates fell and will remain lower than if the High Point Fire Department was any other classification. This is a helpful selling point to prospective homebuyers and businesses.
› Class 1 Certification Of the 10 possible ranks, Class 1 represents the highest fire protection services based on the public’s ability to report a fire, the Fire Department itself, the local Water System & the community’s ability to reduce the risk of fire. Class 1 indicates superior service from a Fire Department to its citizens. There are only 97 Class 1 Fire Departments nationwide. High Point was the second of five Fire Departments in North Carolina to receive this status.
› And so much more: The High Point Fire Department is dedicated to serving the citizens by providing services such as fire suppression, emergency medical response, hazardous materials intervention, technical rescue, water rescue, fire inspections and investigations, fire prevention and emergency management.
› Community Risk Reduction: Teach fire safety and education in schools and at large events.
CENTENNIAL STATION ARTS CENTER Arts, Entertainment & Events
› New State-of-the-Art Training Facility In Spring 2014, the HPFD embarked on a year-long project to build its new state-of-the-art facility for training purposes. The new training facility had its grand opening on June 16, 2015. The facility is comprised of a 5-story tower and a 2-story residential portion, both of which are fully equipped with smoke and sprinkler systems on every floor. The facility also utilizes a standpipe system, which allows the firemen and women to rub drills for blinding smoke, search and rescue, and other physical training while wearing full gear. This facility is used 7 days a week, helping the 234 firefighters of the HPFD complete the 300+ hours of annual training which is required of them.
For more information call 336-889-ARTS www.HighPointArts.org • 121 S. Centennial Street • High Point, NC 2015 | 2016 HIGH POINT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE | 9
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› CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU When you arrive in High Point, what better place to start your explorations than at the new Regional Visitors Center! Strategically located near the gateway to High Point’s downtown core, at 1634 Main St., Suite 102, the 2,000-sq.ft. Center has been skillfully designed to excite and inspire visitors. Open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Center features a series of interactive displays and themed galleries, showcasing everything from regional points of interest to local musicians. › FURNITURE If you are here to shop in the “Home Furnishings Capital of the World™,” High Point features more than 50 retail furniture stores and outlets offering products that span every category, style and price point. To make shopping easier, the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau has created an interactive guide to local stores and the products they carry. The High Point Market is open only to the trade and attended by wholesale buyers from around the world. However, you can gain access to their trade secrets and sources for the latest product designs through our Interior Design Services at the Regional Visitors Center. Stop by so we can help you turn your home into a fashion plate for world-class décor. › JAZZ MUSIC Love jazz? The John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival is a signature event for the High Point community and visitors. The festival pays homage to the jazz giant who continues to inspire generations of musicians. Since its launch in 2011, the Festival has attracted some of the top names in jazz and blues to perform at its Labor Day weekend event. Along with these stars, the Festival also provides a spotlight for talented local and regional jazz musicians, including participants in the Coltrane Jazz Youth Workshop. › HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY Whether you’re here for a business meeting, to shop or for a family gathering, before you leave our fair city, be sure to drive by High Point University, where every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. Founded in 1924, HPU is a fastgrowing, nationally respected liberal arts institution with a world-class campus that offers 46 undergraduate majors, 46 undergraduate minors and 11 graduate-degree majors. Ranked No. 1 among regional colleges in the South by U.S. News & World U Report’s 2014 “America’s Best Colleges” report, HPU EA R also ranked No. 1 for undergraduate teaching last BU year. A crown jewel of High Point, we’re certain S R that you will agree it is one of the most TO SI I beautiful campuses in America. V D LEARN MORE: AN HIGHPOINT.ORG ON TI N E NV O C NT I PO H G HI 10| HIGH POINT MAGAZINE 2015 | 2016
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2015 Business Woman of the Year DEBBIE LUMPKINS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE HIGH POINT ARTS COUNCIL
The High Point Chamber of Commerce named Debbie Lumpkins, Executive Director of the High Point Arts Council its 2015 Business Woman of the Year at its 14th Annual Women’s Business Luncheon, which is held each August.
› Each year the High Point Chamber honors all business women in the community through the luncheon and highlights one attendee with the Business Woman of the Year award, which is presented by Smart Choice. The winning woman is always one who serves in her profession as well as in the community.
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› Debbie is the 2015 winner for her devotion to the local arts as well as her leadership in growing the arts in downtown High Point. Under Debbie, the High Point Ballet and the High Point Community Theatre were brought together and are now headquartered under the beautiful roof of Centennial Station. Of her accomplishment, Debbie noted during her acceptance speech, “When I started 15 years ago, the real focus was finding a permanent home downtown. It took a lot of determination and it was a real leap of faith by our board, but you can now see how much the arts are growing in High Point.” Rachel Moss Gauldin, High Point Chamber COO, expresses, “The High Point Chamber is excited to honor Debbie with this award because she is such a wonderful community partner and leader.” Darlene Leonard, Chairman of the High Point Chamber Board of Directors states, “Debbie continues to be a servant-leader, working to make a difference. She has assisted other women to see and reach their full potential.”
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› The event drew over 250 businessmen and women from the community and featured an excerpt from The Nutcracker by the High Point Ballet as entertainment. The guest speaker was national best-selling author, Jane Jenkins Herlong. Attendees left with a signed copy of Herlong’s latest book Bury Me with My Pearls, courtesy of Creative Services and Donna Stanley Interiors who were the first-ever gift sponsors for this event.
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Citizen of the Year KEN SMITH, SMITH LEONARD
n January 2015, High Point native, Ken Smith received the honor of Distinguished Citizen of the Year from the High Point Chamber of Commerce. Ken has a tremendous love for our community that is evidenced by his many hours of volunteer service as well as by his long career in our area. In 1969, Ken graduated High Point University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Since then, he has built a 45 year career in public accounting in the greater High Point area. In 2007 he opened his own firm, Smith Leonard, with business partner Darlene Leonard. Ken has a blend of qualities that make him not just a leader, but a great leader. As many of his colleagues, friends, and employees will attest, his approachability, smile, and sense of humor make him fun to work with, yet his intelligence and determination make him a trusted advisor and contact. Ken is a proven leader both in his career and his civic pursuits. He is varied in the areas in which he chooses to serve and, as a result, has made a tremendous impact on a large cross-section of the High Point community for the last several decades. If you look at Ken’s civic positions and the organizations with which he chooses to volunteer his time, you will notice that while the causes may vary, the location does not. Nearly all of Ken’s service is in the community where he lives, works, grew up, and received his education: High Point. He is highly respected and has served as a mentor to many of his coworkers and colleagues. Of receiving this award, Ken remarks, “I was honored and surprised to be named the Distinguished Citizen of the year. Except for a few years, I have lived
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in High Point all my life. It has been so good to me from not only being a great place to live, but great from a business standpoint as well.” Ken hopes to see everyone to get involved in the community, “High Point is such an easy place to be involved in the community to make yourself a part of it. Those experiences have made me a much more rounded person, from my perspective as I have been able to learn so much more than I ever could have just in my business.”
High Point’s Entrepreneurs ASHLEY CHALAND @ SWEET JOSEPHINE’S AGE: 31 HOMETOWN: Stanton, VA BUSINESS: Sweet Josephine’s LOCATION: 2209 N. Centennial
St., 27265 EST: August 2013
Sweet Josephine’s is a boutique dessertery located in the heart of High Point, NC. We’re best known for our gourmet cupcakes, homemade gelato & sorbet, fresh-baked pies, & fancifully designed special order cakes. WHY HIGH POINT: I wanted to bring an interesting business with an innovative product to this community. I saw a market and demand in High Point for desserts that were made from scratch with fresh ingredients and lots of love. My cupcakes are sure to bring smiles. I wanted to give that experience to my neighbors. I also wanted to use my role as a small business owner to make an impact on my community. High Point has been a wonderful place to raise my daughter and to run a business. I wanted to give back. We do a lot of work with schools, DESCRIBE:
shelters, arts organizations, churches, and charities. We love it. CURRENT OUTLOOK ON HP BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT:
It’s really grown over the past few years! It’s been wonderful to see. Although I feel that small businesses are still struggling quite a bit. So come visit us! FUTURE OUTLOOK ON HP BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: I
hope to see High Point continue to grow and flourish. I would like to see new and innovative businesses opening their doors. I hope to see High Point’s downtown area bustling with culture and life during all seasons, not just during Furniture Market. There’s a bright future for this town. And I consider myself lucky to be a part of it. SPECIAL OFFER: Mention
this article and receive 20% off your purchase! MORE: www.sweet-josephines.com
MELODY EMERSON @ PURE BARRE AGE: 28 HOMETOWN: Siler City, NC BUSINESS: Pure Barre High Point LOCATION: 1231 Eastchester Dr.,
27265 EST: November 2015 DESCRIBE: Pure
be involved. Pure Barre is a small piece to our puzzle and I’m grateful to be a part of it. #112,
Barre is the fastest, most effective way to change your body because it lifts and tones in record breaking time. Pure Barre becomes much more than a class, it becomes a lifestyle. If you can hold a bar, then you can do Pure Barre. Women of all shapes, sizes and ages are welcome. Just bring socks and let Pure Barre do the rest. WHY HIGH POINT: When I decided to open a Pure Barre studio, I knew it had to be in High Point because of our outstanding community which shows overwhelming support to businesses. I consider High Point my home. No other city has as much heart as High Point. I love it here because I can
CURRENT OUTLOOK ON HP BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: High Point is a great
place to start a new business because of the community support. If you want to start a business, just do it! Success is practically guaranteed here because of the community’s backing. FUTURE OUTLOOK ON HP BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: High Point is growing!
I foresee more developments in uptowne, which will drive more professionals here and eventually more businesses too. All of this, makes me happy to stay right here. SPECIAL OFFER: Mention
this article and receive 1 free class or if you’ve already been, bring a friend for free! MORE:
www.purebarre.com/nc-highpoint/ Pure Barre High Point
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@ 98 ASIAN BISTRO
AGE: 41 HOMETOWN:
I consider High Point to be my hometown, but I was born in the Southeast Asian country of Laos BUSINESS: 98 Asian Bistro LOCATION:1800 N. Main St., Ste. 106, 27262 EST: October 2014 98 Asian is a symbol of the American Dream. When I was a child, I came to America with my parents. We were refugees. Today, because of America, I have my very own business. 98 Asian is all about the experience. You come, you relax, you experience culture and you enjoy yourself no matter what happened during your day. You will never be rushed to leave. We serve an array of foods from Southeast Asia and it is all made with love and care. WHY HIGH POINT: In 2001 my family moved to High Point. I quickly fell in love with the city and decided if I had my own business one day, this is where it would be. I love High Point because of all the community support. I wouldn’t DESCRIBE:
want to be anywhere else. CURRENT OUTLOOK ON HP BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: I
see it is growing; there’s an increasing support for local and we can all help each other grow. FUTURE OUTLOOK ON HP BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: I want to see a
spotlight on all of the small businesses in our area. I envision every small business on Main Street putting out a large flower pot in front of their store (much like Simon’s Jewelers). This will make the street beautiful and inviting for all. Mention this article and receive a free dessert! SPECIAL OFFER:
www.98asianbistro.com 98 Asian Bistro
BRONCE MCCLAIN @ UNCLE MADDIO’S AGE: 59 HOMETOWN: Johnson City, TN BUSINESS: Uncle Maddio’s Palladium LOCATION: 4112 Bryan Jordan
FUTURE OUTLOOK ON HP BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT:
Fast-casual, made to order pizza concept. Fresh, fast. No microwave, no freezer. Gluten free options. WHY HIGH POINT: This palladium location is close to the High Point Business Park, HPU, Greensboro and Kernersville. This central location allows me access to a wide audience.
SPECIAL OFFER: Mention
Place, Suite 101, 27265 EST: May 2015 DESCRIBE:
CURRENT OUTLOOK ON HP BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: This
area will do nothing but grow. Happy to be here.
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High Point is positioned to be one of the top business parks in the state. I think we’re third right now after Raleigh and Charlotte. this article and receive a free soft drink with purchase of a pizza. MORE:
Uncle Maddio’s Palladium
L O R I R O B E RT S O N @ S TAT E FA R M H P AGE: 34 HOMETOWN: York, PA BUSINESS: State Farm LOCATION: 2900 N. Main
27265 EST: June, 2015
St. Suite 105,
help manage your risk of everyday life & provide valuable solutions for your current and future financial situations. We do that through an array of financial services and insurance products. Education and organization are important to realize intentions and maximize opportunities. WHY HIGH POINT: This office chose me. The agent before me left, which brought me an amazing opportunity to come to High Point.
HPU overflows to our city. Because of HPU’s growth our business community is growing too.
FUTURE OUTLOOK ON HP BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: More and more growth.
Downtown HP has so much potential. When I first came to HP last year, and saw downtown, I was so surprised—I didn’t know it had a nice downtown! I’d love to see more restaurants and shops. SPECIAL OFFER: Mention
this article and receive a free Discount Double-Check as well as a complimentary insurance and financial review. MORE: www.localagentlori.com
Lori Robertson – State Farm Agent
CURRENT OUTLOOK ON HP BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: It’s on the upswing!
There are a lot of exciting things coming up, like the baseball field. The growth in
TONY COPPOLA @ SCUGNIZZI AGE: 42 HOMETOWN: Monte
Di Procida, Italy
BUSINESS: Scugnizzi’s Pizza, Pasta & Grill LOCATION: 1141 East Lexington Ave.,
27262 EST: June 2015 DESCRIBE: At
Scugnizzi, we offer a real taste of Italy. On our menu, you will find traditional and contemporary Italian cuisines that are made to order, importated Italian wines and beers, plus homemade sangria. Gluten free and vegan menus are available. Additionally, we cater, do business deliveries and offer a private room free of charge (40 people). Here, it’ll be love at first bite! WHY HIGH POINT: I’ve had restaurants in the Triad area for the past 16 years. People who lived in High Point would drive to my restaurants to eat my food. That made me want to come to them. I’ve wanted to join this community for a long time and I love it
CURRENT OUTLOOK ON HP BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: There’s so much promise
here between HPU, the furniture market and our everyday citizens. FUTURE OUTLOOK ON HP BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: I would love to see
more jobs available so that people will stay here and as a result, this city can explode. We need to be a big city so we can stay competitive with the cities around us. Mention this article and receive 10% off your purchase. SPECIAL OFFER:
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AGE: 54 HOMETOWN: Walkertown, NC BUSINESS: Distinction Hospitality, LOCATION: Headquartered –
here. Our customers are across the US as well international so we are really not dependent on local area hotel furnishings although we certainly pursue local opportunities.
Mendenhall Oaks Parkway, Ste. 200, 27265 EST: March 2014
FUTURE OUTLOOK ON HP BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: We used to live in
We provide hospitality furnishings primarily to hotels. The hotel brands we serve would include Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, MGM, and others. WHY HIGH POINT: We believe High Point is still the heart of the furniture industry and wished to be close to the many support resources that are nearby in North Carolina and Virginia. DESCRIBE:
the area 20 years ago, and are amazed at the changes, particularly along 68 (Eastchester Dr.). We see a positive outlook for the area. SPECIAL OFFER:
CURRENT OUTLOOK ON HP BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: We enjoy being a
part of the community and are very glad that we located our business
LIBBY MCKINNEY @ CURVES JENNY CRAIG AGE: 62 HOMETOWN: Eden, NC BUSINESS: Curves Jenny Craig LOCATION: 921 Eastchester Dr., Suite 2370
(Oak Hollow Mall, Upper Level) EST: April 2015
At Curves-Jenny Craig, we specialize in weight loss and fitness to develop a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Our Curves program provides a 30 minute workout to meet the fitness part of our regimen and is for women only, while the Jenny Craig program offers more weight loss solutions through food and dieting, and is available for men and women. Both programs are for ages 12+. At our location, you can do the Curves and Jenny Craig programs together, or so either program separately. WHY HIGH POINT: While living in Alaska, I started using Curves and fell in love with the program. I called Curves and there was an opportunity to open a location in High Point, which was great for us because that would bring us back closer to family. I opened a Curves location in 2003 and then last fall was given the opportunity to re-brand as CurvesJenny Craig, which adds the correct dieting portion to our program. We are one of 47 combined locations. DESCRIBE:
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CURRENT OUTLOOK ON HP BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: There is a lot of opportunity
here now that I can combine the two programs. Curves is women only. With Jenny Craig, we can help men too. There’s nothing else like this program in High Point. We have unlimited potential here. Persistence, you need to stay here and keep plugging. FUTURE OUTLOOK ON HP BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: I can already see some
things are better now than they were even 5 years ago. Things are moving. I feel High Point growing. I see a bright future down the road. But it will take some hard work to get there. I hope in 10 years we’re looking back and smiling about where we are then. SPECIAL OFFER: Receive a free month of both
programs if you mention this article.
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Curves Jenny Craig HP
FRANCES GRIFFITH EDUCATION COORDINATOR THEATRE ART GALLERIES
Name: Frances Griffith Age: 27 Hometown: Knoxville, TN Current Job Title & Place Of Work: Education Coordinator @ Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) Length Of Time Employed: May 2015 Job Description: Plan, schedule and teach educational programs, such as art workshops, classes, collaborative public artworks, and summer camps; curate exhibits of student and teacher artwork quarterly in the Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery. Reason For Staying In/Choosing High Point: I am personally new to High Point, but I chose to work here due to the many opportunities for impacting the community through quality art exhibits and programs. In a large city, you might only impact a small subset or specific group in the community with an art exhibit or art project. However, in a smaller town like High Point, you can make a big impact by engaging a cross-section of diverse community members. Coming to High Point after a year-long study in Tanzania, I didn’t know much about it, but now I love it and can see myself staying here for a long time.
Name: Dylan Robinson Age: 24 Hometown: Jacksonville, IL Current Job Title & Place Of Work: Admission Counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University Length Of Time Employed: 2.5 years Job Description: I am responsible to identify, recruit, admit, and enroll academically qualified students in accordance with the philosophy of the University in my specific territory. (Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and all US territories.) Reason For Staying In/Choosing High Point: I thought High Point would be a good area
to start my professional career because the city is welcoming and the University is ever-expanding. One Thing You Love About High Point: I love the size of High Point. It offers both a city vibe and the comfort of a small town. One Thing You Hope To See Different About High Point In The Future: I would love to see more done to attract young professionals and keep them in High Point. It would be nice if there was more in our downtown to attract people instead of them going to neighboring cities. Fun Fact: I have lived in 5 different states.
One Thing You Love About High Point: I love the vibrant community members I’ve met so far. At each of TAG’s art exhibits I have attended and other community events, the people have been as vibrant as the pieces on the wall, telling stories about their families, friends, and experiences. One Thing You Hope To See Different About High Point In The Future: I hope that a greater number of High Point community members take advantage of the businesses operating downtown and the community events they host. As a result, I hope that arts and culture businesses like TAG can expand and offer more programming and events to High Point. Any Community Involvement: I’m currently partnering with a variety of health-focused organizations, including the Millis Regional Health Education Center and the YWCA, to complete a series of collaborative murals— Art for Health—about healthy lifestyles in High Point Fun Fact: I am a working visual artist making mostly soft sculpture with fiber materials, but I have been in a variety of plays and a belly dance troupe.
DYLAN ROBINSON ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY
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MOLLY GOINS TEACHER IHM
Name: Molly Goins Age: 25 Hometown: Phoenix, AZ Current Job Title & Place Of Work: Third Grade Teacher at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School Length Of Time Employed: 3 years Job Description: I teach a class of about 20 students in every subject area including: Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, Writing, ELA, and Religion. I love being able to interact with my kids everyday and watch them grow throughout the year. Reason For Staying In/ Choosing High Point: I stayed in High Point to complete my masters program at High Point U and I got married to a local boy. One Thing You Love About High Point: I love High Point because it is such a small close
knit community where everyone becomes a family. The support you receive when/if you need it is wonderful, and everyone always has your best interest at heart. One Thing You Hope To See Different About High Point In The Future: One thing I would like to see happen in High Point is a more lively main street for people to visit and the continued expansion of the college to create a better atmosphere in the town of High Point. Any Community Involvement: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont, Miracle League, Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics. Fun Fact: I went to High Point University on a volleyball scholarship.
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PARKER SKAFF SALES & MARKETING REP SERVPRO INDUSTRIES
Name: Parker Skaff Age: 24 Hometown: Foxboro, MA Current Job Title & Place Of Work: Sales & Marketing Representative at Servpro of High Point Length of time employed: 1 year Job Description: Promote and sell franchise services to potential clients, such as property owners and insurance agents. Also, I build relationships and educate customers on our cleaning and restoration services. Reason For Staying In/Choosing High Point: Coming from the cold weather of Boston, Massachusetts, to attend college at High Point University, I fell in love with the warm climate first and foremost. However, after graduation, I decided to stay in the area because I found the people in High Point to be very welcoming towards me (especially all the folks
Name: Meaghan McRee Age: 23 Hometown: “Army Brat” Current Job Title & Place Of Work: Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator at Smart Choice® Length Of Time Employed: May 2015 Job Description: I develop and manage content for all Smart Choice® social media accounts, as well as develop content for press releases, marketing communications, and other Smart Choice® publications such as our bi-monthly magazine. Reason For Staying In/Choosing High Point: Being an “Army Brat” I cannot really say that I have a hometown, but I can say that High Point has become that home for me through my time here as an undergraduate and graduate student at High Point University and now working at Smart Choice®. The past five years have provided so many opportunities and for that I am truly thankful and those would not have been possible if it
at Alexandrea Park!). I found my current job through a fraternity contact and the rest is history! One Thing You Love About High Point: I love the relaxed atmosphere compared to Boston. Also, I can’t forget about the great food, the sweet tea and the delicious barbeque at Carter Brother’s is awesome! One Thing You Hope To See Different About High Point In The Future: I’d like to see High Point keep building up the community. Each year it gets better and better and I would like to see that continue. Downtown needs to be upgraded and I look forward to seeing that happen. Any Community Involvement: High Point Chamber; Boys & Girls Club of High Point; High Point University Athletic Department. Fun Fact: I grew up playing football in Foxboro, MA where the New England Patriots play. I got to play in Gillette Stadium in High School.
was not for the city of High Point, High Point University, Smart Choice®, and everyone who has helped me along the way. High Point does have endless amounts of opportunities and I am blessed to be able to put down some roots and begin my career here. One Thing You Love About High Point: Though I do love the small town feel, I absolutely have loved seeing the city of High Point grow and adapt in order to not only foster relationships with the university, but to encourage and foster relationships with new businesses as they come to the area. It’s also exciting to see the opportunities provided to graduates of High Point University to stay and work in High Point. One Thing You Hope To See Different About High Point In The Future: I hope there can be a more of a “college town” feel around the campus of High Point University as well as in downtown High Point. Fun Fact: I have moved 10 times and High Point is now the longest place I have lived anywhere.
MEAGHAN MCREE MARKETING COORDINATOR SMART CHOICE
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Name: Cameron Green Age: 29 Hometown: High Point Current Job Title & Place Of Work: Development Assisant @ Pennybyrn at Maryfield Length Of Time Employed There: November 2014 Job Description: I work in the Development Department at Pennybyrn at Maryfield. I am directly involved with community relations through direct contact with donors. I also work on campaigns and am the Volunteer Coordinator. I am learning more each day, and am thankful for the opportunity I have been given to work at such an amazing organization. Reason For Staying In/Choosing High Point: I am originally from High Point. After getting my Master’s in Public Administration for Non Profits at UNC-Charlotte, my heart led me back here. I fall more in love with this city every day. High Point is a very tight knit community. Everyone here is very friendly and it is the epitome of southern hospitality. One Thing You Love About High Point: I LOVE how generous and philanthropic our city is. Through my employment at Pennybyrn at Maryfield and my volunteer role with the High Point Jaycees,
BRETT MOTSINGER IT ANALYST HMI
I have the opportunity to see firsthand how generous the members of our community are. The most important thing in life is to help others and our city does just that. One Thing You Hope To See Different About High Point In The Future: I am excited to see High Point’s young resident population continue to grow. As current President of the High Point Jaycees, an organization for young professionals 21 – 40 years old, I see our young leaders constantly in action. We are participating more, doing more, and giving more; we are on an upward swing. I hope this momentum continues, and that our energy will draw other young professionals to our beautiful city. Any Community Involvement: President of the High Point Jaycees, member of the 2015 class of Leadership High Point, member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of the Triad, volunteer at Hand to Hand Food Pantry. Fun Fact: I am the 4th blood member of my family to be President of the High Point Jaycees. My Grandfather, Jack Green, Sr. was President in 1951, my Father, Jack Green, Jr. was President in 1977, and my brother, Jordan Green, was President in 2011.
Name: Brett Motsinger Age: 26 Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC Current Job Title & Place Of Work: IT Helpdesk Support Analyst @ Home Meridian International Length Of Time Employed: 3 years Job Description: I work in the IT Department for HMI. Specifically, I provide Tier 1 support to all of our employees. If any of our 300+ employees have a computer, phone, tablet, printer, website or application problem, I’m there to fix it. This job is so rewarding because I love technology. Reason For Staying In/Choosing High Point: After graduating High Point U, I could sense there were a lot of good things in High Point’s future. And now, watching them happen is amazing. Our university is growing, there’s downtown development, and new construction
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CAMERON GREEN DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT PENNYBYRN AT MARYFIELD
in North High Point…It’s a good time to be in High Point. One Thing You Love About High Point: Being in the furniture industry, I love experiencing market. We are truly the international city. One Thing You Hope To See Different About High Point In The Future: I would definitely like to see more businesses open in High Point. This would keep the city attractive to its current residents and help attract new ones. Community Involvement: In addition to being a volunteer for the High Point Chamber, I like to support local businesses. My girlfriend and I love trying the local restaurants and shops here in High Point. Fun Fact: I played 4 years of D-1 golf for High Point University.
Name: Brittany Butterworth Age: 26 Hometown: Dinwiddie, VA Current Job Title & Place Of Work: Branch Operations at Wells Fargo Advisors. Length Of Time Employed: 4 years Job Description: Oversee the daily operations of the office, from deposits to enforcing policies and procedures to other employees; clientfacing, customer service, ensure everyone is in compliance with corporate rules/guidelines Reason For Staying In/Choosing High Point: After graduating HPU, I felt staying in the city where I had built a base of support and friendship that this was the best place for me to begin my next chapter of life. Plus, I had friends who were also staying, so that made this city desirable as well. Over the years, I’ve chosen to stay in High point because of the supportive community for beginning a business. I started Brittany Butterwoth Health Coaching, in which I help clients by offering specialized programs to help them achieve their health and wellness goals by focusing on holistic ways and eating whole foods. I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
MIKEL RODENBERG EXECUTIVE RECRUITER
One Thing You Love About High Point: I like a lot of aspects: working at Wells Fargo Advisors I’ve met so many locals who have been here for years and their families have been here for generations. I see love and support for small town community. Makes me see that those people want to see that High Point flourishes. There is support for community and for each other. I’ve met so many people that I call my family away from home. I feel accepted into this community. One Thing You Hope To See Different About High Point In The Future: I would like to see some acceptance of different demographics and ventures (local businesses, make starting a business easier, incentives to start business). We need to create a niche for WHY people want to come here. There needs to be something that brings people back here. Restaurants, concert series, shopping, event venues. We must accept change that will help High Point secure a future as a desirable location for newcomers. Any Community Involvement: Support YWCA, donate to food drives to end hunger in High Point and I shop local as much as possible. Fun Fact: I have ridden horses through 100 miles of Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, and the Grand Canyon.
Name: Mikel “Rodie” Rodenburg Age: 28 Hometown: High Point Current Job Title & Place Of Work: Executive Recruiter, Ajilon Professional Staffing Length Of Time Employed: 2 years Job Description: We specialize in direct hire and permanent placing for HR/Marketing/ Executive admin and operational roles. We serve the Triad and greater triad area. Reason For Staying In/Choosing High Point: Had established network here; why start over elsewhere? And my family! One Thing You Love About High Point: It’s the people. We’re a small town. I’ve lived in CA but the small town feel makes us a community. There’s so many organizations here that give back to our own community. Plus central
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location to beach and mountains. One Thing You Hope To See Different About High Point In The Future: It’d be nice to have more restaurants and entertainment options to create a vibrant night life. More shops as well. Any Community Involvement: Membership & Markteing Chair for YLU (Young Leaders United), which is a part of United Way of Greater High Point. We give back and meet other young professionals. I also coach varsity baseball at Wesleyan Christian Academy. Fun Fact: I love to be outdoors: kayaking, coaching and running with my dog. I am also always ready to drop hat and play cornhole. And, I’m an addict to Settlers of Catan (a board game).
AJILON PROFESSIONAL STAFFING
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Name: Victor Trinklein Age : 25 Hometown : Long Island, NY Current Job Title & Place Of Work: Financial Advisor @ Merrill Lynch Length Of Time Employed: 3.5 Years Job Description: On a day to day basis, I work on a team of 5. My role on the team is to select investment options and conduct risk analysis for clients’ portfolios. In short, I manage outstanding risks everyday to make sure our clients are protected. My job is intellectually satisfying & emotionally gratifying. Reason For Staying In/Choosing High Point: There’s a few things that went into it. Number 1 I had the opportunity to participate in the community as a student at high point university. I learned about our caring community & the altruistic people who live here and I wanted to be a part of it. Number 2, as a junior, I had an internship with Scott and upon graduation he offered me a full time position. Number 3, my then-fiancé, now wife, also received a full time
job offer after graduation from an internship at Century Furniture. Although we had offers from other cities across the U.S. we both chose to be here because we both wanted to stay near the community we had come to know & appreciate. One Thing You Love About High Point: What stands out to me is the people. The people drew me here and have kept me here. One Thing You Hope To See Different About High Point In The Future: There is so much we have to be proud of. I would really like to see communications from businesses and citizens detailing the great aspects of our city to those inside and outside our community. Any Community Involvement: High Point Rotary Club Member; on Board for Camp Cheerio; Volunteer for Miracle League & Family services; on Board of Visitors for High Point University; Ambassador to High Point Regional. Fun Fact: I worked 42 hours to buy myself 7 shares of Verizon stock at age 13.
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on tourism. We are the only marketing organization for High Point as a tourism and convention destination focused on the task of bringing visitors in times other than the Furniture Market. We know High Point.
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L to R: Scott Tilley, High Point Partners Chairman, Rachel Moss Gauldin, High Point Chamber COO, Darlene Leonard, High Point Chamber Chairman
he High Point Chamber of Commerce was pleased to announce in July 2015 its board of directors approved a plan of merger with High Point Partners to form Business High Point, Inc. The merger was unanimously approved by the members of both organizations on August 5, 2015. Business High Point’s mission is be the voice for the private sector, working to unite an engaged and informed business perspective to transform High Point into the single most livable, safe and prosperous community in America. Upon completion of the merger, High Point Partners will merge into the HP Chamber and will be governed by a board of directors comprised of Vision Investors who pledge $20,000 annually plus seven members representing the small business community and young professionals. The HP Chamber will continue to operate as the Chamber of Commerce with its board serving in an advisory manner focusing on its four pillars of legislative advocacy, workforce development, business support and education. The High Point Partners board members will serve on committees focused on revitalization and economic development. The combined organization will form a search committee to hire a CEO in 2016 to oversee these initiatives. By uniting into Business High Point Inc., both organizations will be more efficient in accomplishing their similar missions. Rachel Moss Gauldin, Chief Operating
Officer for the HP Chamber, fully supports this endeavor, “The High Point Chamber is very excited to be a part of bringing the High Point business community together.” Scott A. Tilley, CFA, Senior Vice President of Wealth Management with Merrill Lynch and Chairman of High Point Partners explains his inspiration to merge, “Joining together enables us to pool our resources in order to deliver what our city really needs: jobs, revitalization, business services, events, and an influx of young professionals.” Darlene Leonard, Managing Partner of Smith Leonard PLLC and the 2015 Chairperson of the HP Chamber, explains, “This will be an incredible next chapter in the Chamber’s history. With the combined resources of the Chamber and the High Point Partners, we will be able to build on the momentum we have in supporting our members and the business community.” Gauldin, Tilley & Leonard agree, “This is an exciting time for High Point,” are honored to be a part of it and extend their gratitude to all who had a hand in making this happen.
High Point Chamber members cheer at announcement of passing the proposed merger on August 5, 2015.
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Economic Development 2014 was a remarkable year for High Point, specifically in terms of economic development. In 2014 companies expanded, more jobs were created than in the past 5 years and local unemployment was the lowest across our metro area and Guilford County. President of the High Point Economical Development Council, Loren Hill, attributes this success, “High Point’s recent economic development successes greatly contributed to the Greensboro-High Point MSA receiving – in March 2015 -- a #1 national ranking for attracting new and
expanded business. The city has had a great track record in economic development over the years due to the partnership among the city government, local elected officials, the business community, the real estate community, and our workforce/training allies.” Also adding to High Point’s positive economic development numbers is its status as a gig community. Hill explains, with this momentum, High Point can and will be a local, regional and world power center.
“In the last few months, High Point became a ‘gig’ community. Very few cities in the US can brag about being a ‘gig’ community – an area where Internet connections are amazingly fast, up to 1 gigabyte per second. High Point now joins that elite list. As a result,
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we’re drawing the attention of hightech start-up companies and other entrepreneurs looking for a place to open a business. At the same time, High Point’s existing businesses and residents had reason to celebrate.” - LOREN HILL, PRESIDENT OF THE HIGH POINT ECONOMICAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
High Point’s Largest Employers in 2014 High Point’s largest employers showcase the city’s diverse industry sectors. Ranking
Nature Of Operation
Total Employees In High Point1
Bank of America2
High Point Regional/UNC Health Care2
Guilford County Schools2
Thomas Built Buses/ Daimler Trucks
City of High Point
Cornerstone Health Care2
High Point University
APAC Customer Services
Solstas Lab Partners2
Medical laboratory services
Job Growth in 2014 These High Point Companies added jobs to their local workforce in 2014. COMPANY/ORGANIZATION
JOBS ADDED IN 20141
APAC Customer Services
Ralph Lauren Corporation
Solstas Lab Partners
Thomas Built Buses/Daimler Trucks
New Breed Logistics
Distribution networks/ logistics IT
Slane Hosiery Mills3
Advanced Home Care2
Health care equipment and services
Sears Product Services Marketing Center
High Point University
High Point Enterprise
Marsh Furniture Company
Mickey Truck Bodies
Pennybyrn at Maryfield
North State Communications2
Harland Clarke Corporation
Check manufacturing/ distribution
Home furnishings components manufacturing
Akzo Nobel Coatings
Truck bodies/ trailer/ emergency vehicle manufacturing
Harris & Covington
Bank of North Carolina
Samson Marketing/Universal Furniture/Legacy Classic Furniture
Pasha Home Fashion
For this survey conducted by the HPEDC, companies are asked to provide “full-time equivalent” numbers for High Pointbased employees as of December 2014.
These organizations have multiple locations in the Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem region. The numbers shown reflect High Point-based employees only.
The numbers listed on this chart for Slane Hosiery Mills and Walmart come from the 2014 City of High Point privilege license forms, since the companies chose not to participate in this survey. Those figures are not necessarily “full-time equivalent” numbers.
Source: High Point Economic Development Corporation survey
come from surveys conducted by the HPEDC, media accounts, and City of High Point business licenses.
High Point Job Announcements 4000
Jobs Created/Announced 2000
High Point’s regional, county, and city unemployment rates have continued to improve each of the last six years.1 2009
This graph reflects jobs created plus announced prospective job creation. 1
! figures come from surveys conducted by the HPEDC, from media accounts, and from other sources. These numbers do not include all jobs added in High Point and do not reflect job losses during the year.
*All tables & charts courtesy of HPEDC.
1 These figures come from surveys conducted by the HPEDC, from media accounts, and from other sources. These numbers do not include all jobs added in High Point and do not reflect job losses during the year.
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High Point Chamber Scissors KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR THE SCISSORS—YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE YOU’LL SEE THEM NEXT! The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Scissors of the HP Chamber are quite famous around town. Since their purchase in April of 1997, the Scissors have welcomed hundreds of businesses into the High Point Chamber family and the High Point Community through a ribbon cutting ceremony. With the hire of a new Membership Director in October 2014, the Scissors have been out and about more than ever. Ribbon cuttings are a service to our new members because the news is shared through the High Point Chamber’s social media channels, e-grams and website.
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RECENT RIBBON CUTTINGS
Starting July 2014
Salvation Army – May
Colonial CC – July
Novant Health – May
AT&T – July
Tropical Smoothie – May
Donna Stanley - August
Latin Labor Staffing – May
CVB – August
Unce Maddio’s – May
Chili’s Restaurant – September
Buffalo Wild Wings – May
Tim Westfall, State Farm – October
Signature Northpoint – May
Pruitt Health – October
Boys & Girls Clubs – May
State Farm, Tim Westfall – October
Walmart on N. Main – May
Through June 2015
HPFD Training Center – June
Verizon Wireless – March
Salon Six – June
Blakely Financial – April
Corporate Cleaning Group – June
Brookdale – April
State Farm, Lori Robertson – June
Brookdale HP North Campus – April
Scugnizzi – June
Sheetz – May
Curves Jenny Craig HP – June
“Ribbon cuttings are a major part of what we do here at the Chamber because it is a way to celebrate new and local businesses joining the Chamber and joining our community. Through these ribbon cuttings, friendships are formed and connections are made; and that’s what it’s all about.” -RACHEL MOSS GAULDIN, HIGH POINT CHAMBER COO
“Ribbon cuttings add value to our members by giving them instant visibility.” -IRIS BOSWELL, HIGH POINT CHAMBER DIRECTOR OF NEW MEMBERSHIP & PROGRAMS
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ARTS & CULTURE
T H E AT R E A RT GALLERIES
he city of High Point is rich in all aspects of the arts. What today is known as Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) was first a part of the High Point Theatre, which began in 1975. In 1992, TAG became its own independent non-profit in effort to highlight the visual arts of this community. Today, TAG is known as the destination for visual arts in High Point. It features four galleries: the Main Gallery (3200 sq. ft. and 158 running ft.), Gallery B (2500 sq. ft. and 130 running ft.), the Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery (1600 sq. ft. and 135 running ft.), and the Hallway Gallery (45 running ft.). Exhibits in each gallery are rotated four times per year. Frances Griffith, TAG Education Coordinator, explains, “We want people to feel excited and welcome in downtown High Point.” As such, TAG is open to the public free of cost Tuesday – Friday from 12PM to 5PM. Walk-ins are welcomed and encouraged. TAG only closes its doors during April & October Furniture Markets as it is located in the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC) building. The mission of TAG is to provide quality art exhibits that will enrich the High Point community. TAG sees itself as a tool to create more community inclusion and cohesion, while breaking social dividers through its public art projects. One such upcoming project is the Mural Project, which will feature 5 murals on various businesses in downtown High Point. Anyone and everyone is invited to come and paint a portion of the mural. In addition to displaying visual art, TAG also offers art classes and hosts an annual gala. During the summer, art classes are available for children and during the fall and spring, art classes are available for adults. Its annual gala is in May of each year. Griffith affirms, “The arts are directly connected to the growth and development of downtown High Point” because each event TAG hosts creates an opportunity for open communication within the High Point community. To learn more about TAG and its events, please visit www.TAGart.org.
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THE HIGH POINT ARTS COUNCIL
The Arts are Staying on Track!
riginally functioning as a freight train station in the 1930s, the Centennial Station Arts Center is now the permanent home for the High Point Arts Council and its affiliated arts organizations. The facility features two rehearsal studios, two lobbies to display visual arts, offices and a dinner theatre with dressing rooms, dance floor, bar and catering kitchen. Since the acquisition of the Arts Center in 2012, the Arts Council has introduced an Arts & Entertainment Series from October through May that includes Third Thursdays concerts, Dinner Theatres, Dance Socials, and holiday events, all of which have given residents and visitors more reasons to spend time and money in High Point. With five theatres within a 1-mile radius, the Arts Council is doing its part to revive downtown! The dinner theatre at the Arts Center is also rented for private events such as wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, school dances, corporate parties, and other nonprofit luncheons or fundraising events. The rustic floors, vintage architecture and historic Pullman train car create great photo opportunities for special events. Aylesbury, the train car, celebrated her 100th birthday this past February at the Community Arts Day at the Arts Center! Other organizations also utilize the theatre for their performances, such as the High Point Ballet, High Point Community Theatre, Ledford High School, Piedmont Artists, Triad Pride Men’s Chorus, amongst others. This past year the dinner theatre was occupied 180 days and over 24,000 people participated in an event, meeting, class or performance at the Arts Center. The arts are indeed growing in High Point! In addition to arts and entertainment events at the Arts Center, the Arts Council also sponsors free outdoor events during the summer that make the arts accessible to everyone in our community. The Arts Splash concerts are held in six different locations in July and August with various genres of music. And the Day in the Park festival in September is the longest running arts festival in the county! As a united arts council, the High Point Arts Council also has five affiliated arts organizations under its umbrella — Carousel Theatre, High Point Ballet, High Point Community Concerts, High Point Community Theatre, and Piedmont Artists — that present programs and performances throughout High Point. Together, they contribute to a vibrate community where we live, work and play. For information about arts programs in High Point, visit www. HighPointArts.org or call the High Point Arts Council at 336-889ARTS. Get on board and keep the arts in High Point on track!
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ARTS & CULTURE
HIGH POINT MUSEUM
Unlocking the Mystery of the Museum
hat is a museum? The American Association of Museums (AAM) defines a museum as “an organization and permanent non-profit institution, essentially educational or aesthetic in purpose, with professional staff, which owns and utilizes tangible objects, cares for them, and exhibits them to the public on some regular schedule.” For most people a museum is a place of wonder. A place for uncovering secrets. A place to learn. A place to experience the past. And that’s exactly what awaits you at the High Point Museum. Walking into the High Point Museum is like stepping into another world. A world where visitors can discover, explore and learn the history of High Point from our earliest residents to the present. Meet early entrepreneurs and business people who helped shape our city. Explore artifacts from the hosiery and furniture industries. Drive our big yellow school bus and discover how changes in transportation influenced the development of High Point. There are a variety of images, objects and stories to see and explore at the High Point Museum.
blacksmith, where live demonstrations are held several times a month. The other house on the site is the 1801 Hoggatt House where visitors learn about various early American chores including open-hearth cooking and candle dipping. In the historic herb garden visitors learn how herbs were used for treating illnesses, dyeing cloth, deodorizing rooms and repelling bugs. The park offers visitors the opportunity for hands-on learning experiences. The High Point Museum Store sells a variety of local merchandise including Seagrove pottery, jewelry, books, miniature furniture, games, puzzles, novelties, T-shirts and CDs. Free gift wrap and gift certificates are available. Proceeds from Museum Store purchases support the ongoing acquisition, care and preservation of our artifacts and other special Museum projects. The High Point Museum, located at 1859 E. Lexington Ave., is open Wednesday through Saturday 10 am to 4:30 pm and the Historical Park is open
On the weekends, visit the Museum’s Historical Park which includes the 1786 Haley House, the oldest home in High Point, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Also on the property is a blacksmith shop, which is equipped as it would have been during the years John Haley was a practicing
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Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is free. For more information, call 885-1859 or visit our website www. highpointmuseum.org. A division of the High Point Public Library, the High Point Museum is dedicated to sharing Greater High Point’s history, providing perspective for current issues, and strengthening the sense of community.
H I G H P O I N T P U B L I C L I B R A RY
More Than You Might Think H
undreds of people drive past the striking white building at 901 North Main Street every day. They know that it is a public library, and, unless they are library users, probably have fairly traditional ideas of what’s found inside --lots of books, maybe a few public computers, children attending story times, customers quietly browsing the shelves for a good book. This is accurate, but paints an incomplete picture of what takes place inside – and outside – the library every day. The library’s mission is ‘nurturing the joy of reading, sharing the power of knowledge, strengthening the sense of community, and enhancing cultural and economic vitality.’ The High Point Public Library staff goes beyond what is expected in the programs and services provided in order to fulfill this mission. Here are a few ways the library serves our community that might surprise you: NURTURING THE JOY OF READING:
› Bilingual and sign language story times in addition to regular story times appropriate to all levels of child development. › A Paws to Read program for beginning readers featuring individual reading sessions with a therapy dog. › A variety of programs – animal, craft, music and more -designed to inform, entertain, and encourage reading. › Three book clubs for adults open to the public. › Appearances by award-winning authors, such as Newbery Award winner Christopher Paul Curtis and New York › Times bestselling writers Lisa Gardner and Terri Blackstock. › Free downloads of e-books, audiobooks, music and magazines. › Delivery of library materials to homebound individuals, senior citizen facilities, daycares, and preschools within the City of High Point. SHARING THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE:
› An annual day-long CSI camp for teens taught by a forensics specialist. › A Teaching Garden, used as an outdoor classroom for gardening classes taught by Master Gardeners. › Hands-on science programs for elementary school-age children. › Ongoing cooking and nutrition classes taught by a chef and nutritionists – “Culinary Kids” for children and “Urban Culinarian” for teens.
› A Public Computing Center with 48 public access computers. › High speed Wifi and wireless printing for customers’ laptops, tablets, and other devices. › Access to BrainFuse, a free online homework assistance resource for students in elementary school through college. STRENGTHENING THE SENSE OF COMMUNITY:
› Uptowne Farmers Market in the library parking lot May – September. › Annual health fair featuring dozens of vendors and free health screenings. › A card game group that meets twice a month. › AARP tax assistance in the library’s meeting room every February – April. › Participation in the annual Uptowne Holiday Stroll, providing musical entertainment and holiday crafts. › Distribution of surplus Teaching Garden produce to local food pantries. ENHANCING CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC VITALITY:
› Annual International Dance Week featuring free dance performances from a variety of cultures. › Local artists’ exhibits and frequent musical programs in the library lobby. › Free technology workshops for nonprofits in collaboration with the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium. › Ongoing classes on job searching, resume writing and interviewing skills. › Computer and iPad instruction as well as one-on-one assistance with downloading content to all types of e-reading devices. › Free small business seminars offered in partnership with GTCC’s Small Business Center. The High Point Public Library is definitely not your grandfather’s library. If you think libraries are just quiet places full of books, you might want to take a second look-and be prepared to be pleasantly surprised at what you find at your High Point Public Library.
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HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY
Onward & Upward Ten Years of Transformation: After a decade of presidency, Dr. Nido Qubein continues to lead HPU onward & upward
through the four-hour-credit model. Through this model, 25% of each class is dedicated to learning outside of the classroom.
Dr. Nido Qubein, appointed president in January 2005, entered with faithful courage and a clear vision that ignited a spark and led hundreds of faculty and staff to make the impossible possible. He gives God the glory for his successful tenure.
PU has achieved in the span of a decade what would otherwise take generations to obtain: $275 million dollars raised, record enrollment levels, 50 new or acquired buildings for academics, athletics and residency, 21 building renovations, plus countless improvements around campus. As Dr. Qubein enters his 11th year of presidency at the University, we pause to acknowledge this remarkable transformation which happened under his leadership and rejoice that the journey is just beginning.
In HPU’s 10 years under Dr. Qubein’s extraordinary vision, traditional undergraduate enrollment soared from 1,450 students to 4,400, which in turn has nearly tripled the size of the faculty. With more bodies, more land was also needed. The university has grown from 92 acres to 410 acres, unlocking what was once considered to be a “land-locked” campus. Change of this magnitude was no easy feat, especially in the worst economic downturn of our time. Despite the Great Recession, Dr. Qubein remained positive and unwavering in his vision for HPU, resulting in abundant, generous gifts for a remarkable transformation. This success is undoubtedly attributed to Dr. Qubein’s deep desire to see HPU students exceed in each of their endeavors from the classroom to their careers. To prepare students for a life of success and significance, HPU unites classroom content with real-world context
The pure electric energy that exudes from its campus is another contributing factor to HPU’s success and growth over this past decade. The beautiful campus is a reflection of the distinctive education offered by HPU. Every corner of campus was intentionally designed to support students and further their success. Together, these factors draw thousands of visitors each year to the university and to the city of High Point.
Dr. Qubein aptly explains his motivation for transformation: “If you’re the same today as you were yesterday, then you’re behind.” Growth is in his DNA and he has made HPU known for it. Today, there are multiple active construction sites including the Center for Student Success, the Schools of Health Sciences and Pharmacy, and the Centennial Square Residential complex. Additional new construction planned for the next six years includes a sports arena and convention center, library, undergraduate science building, admissions center, residential facilities and more. HPU recognizes change and growth are fluid and forever essential to an innovative environment. All of this prepares students for the world not as it is, but how it will be. “The world is changing fast. HPU is prepared to change with it in relevant and substantive ways,” says Qubein. *Story & photos courtesy of High Point University
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Rich History Vibrant Future L
aurel University was founded in 1903 in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina for the express purpose of educating ministers to teach the Bible to the world. Throughout the College’s first 75 years, it maintained a strong Bible curriculum, founded in Wesleyan principles and dedicated to graduating ministers of distinction. In 1978, John Wesley College moved from downtown Greensboro to 30 acres of land donated by Mr. Ed Shufelt. It was the vision of Dr. Clyde Parker, Senior Pastor of First Wesleyan Church, to bring the Bible college to High Point. At the time the enrollment was around 75 students studying to earn a bachelor’s degree in ministry. Of the 120 required hours of study for graduation, over 90 were specifically directed toward Bible study. This intense curriculum has remained as a staple for our University. The University added a bachelor’s degree in management in 1993, then the first of its kind, an MBA in 2010. The School of Ministry has added
master and doctoral degrees over the past five years as well. The name of John Wesley College was changed to Laurel University in 2011 to reflect a “global presence” and graduate education in multiple disciplines. Today, Laurel University is a vibrant institution of over 200 students registered for traditional and online degrees at all levels. Laurel attracts students from all cultures and boasts a cultural mix that is the envy of most universities in our state. This open yet secure environment for gaining wisdom and knowledge promotes John Wesley’s principles for service and learning and advances our society and regional education opportunities by channeling a heritage of ministry through each graduate in every workplace. Faith in the workplace is our goal and we live to enjoy this vibrant faith each day. Laurel encourages students to responsibly communicate their views, values and Christian faith to the world. With our students fully engaged in community service, we reap the benefits of doing God’s work. Laurel invites leaders to campus to share their journeys and connect directly with our students. CEO’s from industry, corporations, education, non-profits and
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Our size and our intentionally rigorous curriculum guarantees a unique and profound set of learning outcomes upon graduation. churches have given of their valuable time and wisdom while hosting our students in their workplace. As an emerging university, Laurel seeks to build its enrollment through shared and strategic initiatives. Our collegiate sports; men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball, compete nationally using scholarships and fully funded Division I, NCCAA schedules. With a retention rate over 80% and graduation rates for all degree programs over 85%, Laurel has record levels for student persistence and completion rates. A recent national poll for Christian college counseling degree programs ranked Laurel sixth amongst all institutions. A New York foundation seeking support for under privileged students preparing for college has just placed Laurel on its elite list of 100 schools. Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Duke, Wake Forest and Davidson are on this list. Laurel is the only Bible university selected as a partner! In fact, the only Bible university accredited within a 30-mile radius of High Point is Laurel University.
Steve Condon, PhD, President
Laurel is used to “firsts.” We were the first, and only, Bible school to have a management degree program accredited by the State of North Carolina. We are the first, and only, Bible school to have an online MBA accredited by the State as well.
Check out our website or better still, visit our peaceful and beautiful campus on Eastchester Drive and see what makes Laurel so special! We believe it’s a GOD thing!
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GUILFORD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
GTCC Unveils New Theatre In High Point The Center for Creative and Performing Arts Theatre will serve as a lab and performance space for students
uilford Technical Community College (GTCC) celebrated an exciting chapter in the college’s history on April 16, 2015 with the official unveiling of the new Center for Creative and Performing Arts Theatre, which began construction in October 2013. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and building dedication were held to mark the occasion. Located on the High Point Campus, the Center for Creative and Performing Arts Theatre will serve as an additional teaching lab and performance space for students enrolled in GTCC’s Creative and Performing Arts programs, comprised of entertainment technology, theatre and music. The two-story 11,705 square-foot-facility features a modified black box stage and theater seating for 82. The GTCC Theatre Program presented “Greater Tuna,” the first public performance in the new Center for Creative and Performing Arts Theatre, to a sold-out audience on April 17, 2015. The Center for Creative and Performing Arts Theatre is the final piece in a longtime vision to create one centralized location for all of the Creative and Performing Arts programs and stimulate further collaboration between students on cross-departmental projects and performances. In addition to the new theatre, the college also offers two performance venues: a major production studio with seating for an audience of 225; and an outdoor amphitheater accommodating more than 550. GTCC is committed to developing students and the 36| HIGH POINT MAGAZINE 2015 | 2016
GTCC is committed to developing students and the communities in which those students reside and study. communities in which those students reside and study. The Center for Creative and Performing Arts is an integral part of that mission. The opening of the new Center for Creative and Performing Arts Theatre will allow GTCC to partner closely with the High Point Theatre, High Point Area Arts Council, High Point Community Theatre and other arts partners in the City of High Point to revitalize and re-brand the south side of High Point.
GTCC President, Dr. Randy Parker
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HIGH POINT REGIONAL & UNC REGIONAL PHYSICIANS
Providing Exceptional Health Care
High Point Regional has had a long standing reputation for providing exceptional health care services and patient experiences. Over the last few years, High Point Regional has undergone many changes including merging with UNC Health Care, welcoming Ernie Bovio as the new CEO and most recently the expansion of their physician practice group – UNC Regional Physicians. High Point Regional is a private, not-for-profit health care system with more than 2,300 staff. High Point Regional offers 351 private beds for medical and surgical patients serving over 120,000 patients each year. High Point Regional has its foundation in six primary service areas: Carolina Regional Heart Center, Hayworth Cancer Center, The Neuroscience Center, The Esther R. Culp Women’s Center, The Emergency Center and The Piedmont Joint Replacement Center. High Point Regional has been providing award winning health care for over a century. In 2015, for the fourth year in a row, High Point Regional qualified for the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award.
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The award recognizes High Point Regional’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. Other recent achievements include: › High Point Regional was recognized as an Accredited Chest Pain Center from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for demonstrating its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria. › High Point Regional has received the Get With The Guidelines®– Resuscitation Bronze Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital. › The 2014 HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals, including High Point Regional, highlights top performing hospitals rated as part of iVantage’s Hospital Strength INDEX™. The Hospital Strength INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating system of
hospitals and the results recognize the top performing hospitals – measuring them across 66 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency. › Our Hayworth Cancer Center has received accreditation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as offering the very best in cancer care. It is recognition of the quality of our comprehensive, multi-disciplinary patient care. We not only achieved full accreditation, but also seven out of seven possible commendations earning the cancer center the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer. › In the fall of 2015, High Point Regional will also open a new inpatient pediatric unit to meet the needs of our youngest customers. The 6-bed unit will provide state-of-the-art pediatric care in a family-centered care environment. Parents and family members of our pediatric patients will have the comfort of knowing their child is being treated with the exceptional care, right here at home.
› In the spring 2015, UNC Regional Physicians, our physician practice group, grew dramatically with the addition of 20+ providers. UNC Regional Physicians is a multi-specialty group of physician practices, a wholly-owned subsidiary of High Point Regional. They have been serving the needs of individuals and families in greater High Point, Asheboro, Jamestown, Thomasville, Lexington and southwest Greensboro areas for more than 12 years with more than 25 locations including specialties such as urology, orthopedics, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, diabetes care, neuroscience, neurosurgery and occupational health. In addition, UNC Regional Physicians has three convenient urgent care locations available to serve you and your family. For more information please visit www.HighPointRegional.com or www.RegionalPhysicians.com.
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Novant Health PROVIDING REMARKABLE HEALTHCARE FOR THE HIGH POINT AREA
ovant Health is an integrated healthcare system spanning four states, with 14 hospitals including Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center, which opened in 2011. The Kernersville hospital is the closest location to the High Point community and serves as a hub for 35 individual medical practices in the Kernersville/High Point and Guilford County area – including pediatrics and family care as well as specialty providers and imaging and urgent care locations. In addition, the Kernersville Medical Center offers state-ofthe-art MAKOplasty, a partial knee resurfacing procedure designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. Using sophisticated robotic-arm technology to selectively target only the damaged areas, Novant Health surgeons can resurface your knee while sparing the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it. Rick Stevens, a Novant Health patient who is an avid skier, golfer and tennis player, thought he would have to give up his active lifestyle. But
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thanks to the MAKOplasty procedure, he said, “I am no longer in pain and have returned to doing the things I enjoy.” The Kernersville Medical Center also hosts a comprehensive weight management program. If you’re obese and have struggled to lose weight using diet and exercise, Novant Health’s bariatric support teams know what you’re going through. Novant Health’s team of bariatric surgeons and nurse navigators can help you learn more about bariatric surgery, which has proven to be an effective weight-loss option. Dr. Tom Walsh, a bariatric surgeon, explained that the Novant Health bariatric program is unique because it brings together a medical bariatrician, registered dietitians, behavioral health experts and surgeons in one facility to help before, during and after surgery. “Together, we bring a higher rate of success to the puzzle,” he said.
NOVANT HEALTH HELPED A LOCAL MOTHER (CENTER), DAUGHTER AND SON BY PROVIDING 3 BARIATRIC WEIGHT LOSS SURGERIES TO CREATE A NEW CHAPTER AND A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE FOR THE FAMILY.
NOVANT HEALTH EXPANDS INTO HIGH POINT In 2015, Novant Health opened two new clinics in the High Point area, with plans for a third opening later this year. Located at 6431 Old Plank Road in High Point, Novant Health North High Point Family Medicine is staffed by Dr. Cody Matthews. Family medicine services include care for children and adults, as well as women’s health and chronic disease management. The practice offers an on-site laboratory and in-office procedures and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about North High Point Family Medicine, call 336-875-6530 or visit nhnorthhighpointfamilymedicine.org. Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is staffed by Dr. Christopher Brumfield, Dr. Christopher Bashore, Dr. Slade Moore and Rebecca Cono, PA-C. The practice provides sports medicine services, care for bone and joint problems, as well as orthopedic oncology services. The practice is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is located at 6431 Old Plank Road in High Point. For more information about Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, call 336-875-6540 or visit nhwsorthoandsportsmedicine.org. The newest addition to Novant Health in the High Point area and the third High Point location will be the Novant Health ExpressCare clinic planned to open in late 2015 on 2620 Main St. This facility is being added to meet the growing needs of the High Point community and to provide a convenient care option that does not require appointments. Besides walk-in flexibility, the express care clinic offers
modern day “house calls” using Novant Health’s video visits where a patient can see a healthcare provider on a smartphone or computer.
SUPPORTING THE HIGH POINT COMMUNITY Under the leadership of President and CEO Carl Armato, Novant Health is committed to listening to the needs of the communities being served. After opening the hospital in Kernersville, Novant Health has expanded services to include more family practice care, more pediatric care along with specialty services such as cancer, orthopedics, nutrition and bariatric care. “Novant Health not only wants to be a leader in the healthcare community, but also a partner with the High Point community, and with every community we serve, in enhancing the quality of life for every individual,” said Sharon Nelson, community engagement specialist. “We don’t just want to build beds. We want to
provide services that matter and really make a difference.” One of the ways Novant Health does this is by community partnerships. An active partner with the High Point Chamber of Commerce, this year Novant Health will also begin a partnership with the YMCA of High Point , offering several educational seminars, screening events and wellness activities at the three YMCA branches. They will also be sponsoring the YMCA’s inaugural Five Before the Feast, its Thanksgiving Day 5K and fun run. “We also continue to support Girls on the Run, and other local organizations to provide health education and wellness programs to help High Point become a healthier community,” Nelson added.
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Member Benefits & Services
▶ Have legislative advocacy
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regional economic and workforce development
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The High Point Chamber of Commerce serves as your Champion of Free Enterprise at local, state and national levels. We were established in 1919 and stand on four distinct pillars: advocacy, workforce development, business support, and education. We offer endless events, seminars and networking opportunities to make your business grow.
Bank Of America Bank Of North Carolina BB&T Blue Ridge Companies City of High Point Cornerstone Health Care Culp Inc. Hayden Harman Foundation High Point Bank High Point Convention & Visitor’s Bureau High Point Regional High Point University Ilderton Jeep International Market Centers Marketplace Management Mickey Truck Bodies Inc North State Old Dominion Freight Line Ralph Lauren Smart Choice Smith Leonard, PLLC Vann York Auto Mall Wells Fargo Wyatt Early Harris Wheeler, LLP
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High Point Chamber Staff
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Upcoming events ▶ Conversation Café is held the
first Thursday of every month in our building at 7:30am. This event provides opportunity to network as well as hear an acclaimed speaker. We hope to see you there!
▶ BizLinks! is a non-exclusive leads
group, which meets in our building on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 8:00am. We invite you to come and share in this experience.
▶ Each business quarter, we host a
Business After Hours event, which brings over 100 local business professionals from a variety of industries together for networking opportunities. Check our social media profiles for further information. We would love to see you there!
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Who will surround you with expert physicians who listen to you and understand you?
A strong doctor-patient relationship leads to better care and better outcomes. So our primary care physicians make it a priority to know you and understand you. They work with our team of specialists and surgeons to bring you the advanced treatments you need to get back to full health. You want the best care close to home, and we will be here to provide it. High Point Regional and UNC Health Care, working together to bring you a world of advanced care.
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