Symposium to aid minority businesses

Symposium to aid minority businesses
November 11
00:00 2013

The 5th Annual Piedmont Construction & Design Symposium, “Celebrating Collaboration and Expanding Future Opportunities,” is set for Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Wake Forest Biotech Place, 575 N. Patterson Ave.

Hosted by the Piedmont Contractors Resource Center and the Goler Community Development Corporation, the symposium is expected to draw large contracting and development companies, providing an excellent opportunities for networking for attendees. The symposium will continue the tradition of featuring experts to help analyze the region’s economic outlook for the construction industry. Announcements about upcoming new, public-private and private construction and expansion projects are typically made at the event.

This year, the N.C. Department of Administration will present information about the state’s new “Repair and Renovation Initiative.” The symposium luncheon, sponsored by Novant Health and Wexford Whiting-Turner, will include the inaugural Piedmont Construction & Design Symposium Pioneer Awards.

Awardees will include Clinton E. Gravely, who opened Gravely & Associates in 1967. Over the years, his firm amassed a portfolio of more than 800 projects, including 100 churches and the North Carolina A&T State University Library.  Pioneers like Gloria Shealey, president & CEO of the Daniele Company; Ron L. Leeper, president and owner of R.J. Leeper Construction; and Thomas P. Trollinger, president of Contract Office Furnishings, Inc., will also be feted.

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