Making Connections

Making Connections Around the Table gives young professionals the opportunity to get up-close and personal with Greensboro’s movers-and-shakers. We’ve featured area leaders in business, education and the nonprofit sector, from University Chancellors to Mayors to CEO’s. These intimate dinners allow attendees the chance meet new friends, see old ones and get to know an interesting presenter. So the next time we host one, don’t sit at home, come out and move-and-shake with us!

The ticket price includes dinner, drinks and plenty of interesting conversation.

Previously Featured Guests


· March 23rd Making Connections with Ed Kitchen & Jim Westmoreland


· November 6th Making Connections with Rebecca Clark
· August 6th Making Connections with Jim Melvin & Mark Brazil
· May 7th Making Connections with Young Politicians
· January 16th Mayor Nancy Vaughan


· November 21st Making Connections Around the Table with Entrepreneurship Expert, Jerry Wass CEO of Anomaly Squared.
· July 23rd Making Connections Around the Table: Career Choices
· March 21st Making Connections Around the Table with the Creative Community
· January 22nd Denise Turner Roth, Greensboro City Manager


· November 27th Making Connections Around the Table on Early Childhood Education and Literacy Efforts
· July 17th Cone Health Panel
· April 17th John Swofford, ACC Commissioner
· March 20th Steve Reinemund
· January 31st Mayor Robbie Perkins


· November 15th Burney Jennings, Biscuitville President
· September 13th Chris Lester, Owner and Founder of Natty Greene’s Brewing Company
· July 19th Linda Carlisle, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
· May 17th David Powell, President and CEO, Piedmont Triad Partnership
· March 15th Nick Newby, Honda Jet
· January 18th A Panel of Women in Leadership


· November 10th Rashad Young, Greensboro City Manager
· September 21st Bonnie McElveen Hunter, President of Pace Communications and Chair of the American Red Cross
· July 20th Tom Kelly, Senior Vice President New Business Development for North American Trucks
· May 18th Eric Wiseman, President and CEO of VF Corporation
· March 16th Bobby Long, Chairman of the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation
· January 19th Craig Carlock, President and CEO of Fresh Market


· November 17th Pat Danahy
· September 15th Ed Kitchen
· July 21st Amelia Parker
· May 19th Mo Green
· April 10th Ed Wolverton
· January 27th Zack Matheny


· November 18th Bennett College President Dr. Julianne Malveaux
· September 16th Artistic Director Preston Lane
· July 15th President and CEO Tim Rice
· May 20th High Point Mayor Becky Smothers
· March 13th Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines
· January 29th Greensboro Mayor Yvonne Johnson


· December 11th Dr. Nolo Martinez, UNCG’s Center for New North Carolinians
· November 13th Dr. Leo Lambert, President, Elon University
· October 10th US Senator Kay Hagan
· September 11th Justice Henry Frye
· June 11th Matt Brown, General Manager, Greensboro Coliseum Complex
· May 8th Dean Leary Davis, Elon University School of Law
· April 10th Dr. Craven Williams, President of Greensboro College
· March 13th Dr. Carol Strohecker, Director, Center for Design Innovation
· February 13th Jim Melvin, President, Joseph M. Bryan Foundation


· December 12th John Alexander, President, Center for Creative Leadership
· November 14th Roy Carroll, Developer Center Pointe
· October 10th NC House Representative Pricey Harrison
· September 12th Mark Brazil, Tournament Director, Chrysler Classic of Greensboro
· June 13th Dennis Quaintance, Quaintance Weaver Restaurants and Hotels
· May 9th Bill Mangum, William Mangum Fine Art
· April 11th Ed Hillis, Director of Variable Operations, Crown Automotive Management
· March 14th Donald Moore, President, Greensboro Grasshoppers
· February 21st Dr. Kent Chabotar, President, Guilford College
· January 10th Dr. Pat Sullivan, Chancellor, UNCG


· December 13th Keith Holliday, Mayor, City of Greensboro
· November 8th Rebecca Clark, Director, Piedmont Triad Film Commission
· October 12th Dr. Terry Grier, Superintendent, Guilford County Schools
· September 20th Nido Qubein, President, High Point University
· June 14th Jack Murphy, Host, Murphy in the Morning
· May 10th Sandra Hughes, Anchorperson, WFMY News 2
· April 12th Mackey McDonald, President, Chairman & CEO, VF Corporation
· February 8th Dr. James Renick, President, NC A&T State University
· January 11th John Swofford, Commissioner, Atlantic Coast Conference

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