Entrepreneur, International Traveler, Web Virtuoso
Just after graduating from High Point University in 2004, John Ford started his own web development business, Aldenta, from his home office in Downtown Greensboro. While growing Aldenta, John was able to work with national brands such as The Food Network, HGTV, and DIY Network doing front end development for their websites.
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Transportation has been at the core of Greensboro’s economy since the early 19th century when Greensboro rose to prominence because of its access to railroads. Continuing that legacy, Greensboro has transitioned into leader in aviation services in the Southeast attracting a high energy 21st century workforce. Steve Kash is one of the young professionals who was drawn to Greensboro for a career in aviation.
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Brian Higgins is a transplant from the Pacific Northwest with a master’s degree in landscape design. After moving to Greensboro he wasted no time setting up a Green Drinks - a social way for people with green minds, green hearts, and green passions to gather on a regular basis to meet others who "lean green".
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Preparing the Future
Nick says that he is passionate about education for future thinkers and wants to change our system for the better by being part of it at every level. His passion for education has been a catalyst for his success. Nick was named Guilford County School’s Rookie Teacher of the Year in 2008 and received a $10,000 scholarship to UNCG for Graduate Studies.
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Erin Stratford was born and raised in Greensboro, and after graduating from UNCG with a degree in English, she took off for the Big Apple. Twelve years later, she’s back home and discovering unexpected facets of her home town and new reasons to love life in Greensboro.
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606-608 South Elm Street once belonged to Sylvia Gray who operated a variety of retail businesses from 1939-1997. After Sylvia’s passing in 1997, the store and its contents remained untouched until George Scheer, Sylvia’s grandson, and Stephanie Sherman a college comrade re-opened the building, declared “nothing for sale,” and set about creating the one-of-kind space to explore art and collaboration.
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It’s hard to believe sometimes that Jeb Brooks owns a car. Jeb is one of many young professionals who choose to live in Greensboro’s center city.
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