Our next General Meeting is April 23, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.
Woodcroft Professional Building
5501 Fortunes Ridge Dr, Suite K
Durham, NC 27713
Our theme this year is: PAY IT FORWARD
In line with this year’s theme, we hope to have the concept of caring, compassion, and communication as the base for our
speakers to help pay it forward.
OUR SPEAKER FOR OUR APRIL MEETING:
Our Speaker for April is Ms. Nicole J. Thompson, President and CEO of Downtown Durham, Inc. (DDI).
As Downtown Durham’s website states it was:
Founded in 1993, and was, is and will continue to be a catalyst for downtown revitalization. It has focused on five priorities: economic development, parking, appearance, safety and promotion.
DDI, working with the City, the Durham Chamber of Commerce and other stakeholders, has helped guide Durham to a period of growth and dynamism not seen since the heyday of tobacco and textiles. This includes the construction of new office, retail and housing developments, the flourishing of festivals and the openings of destination businesses. In 2016, it played a key role in the development of a new downtown master plan.
Nicole Thompson joined DDI with more than 25 years of economic development and community revitalization experience, with her most recent position as the Executive Director of the Lake County Economic Development Corporation in Leadville, Colorado. Prior to that, Thompson worked with a host of organizations in Virginia including the Commonwealth of Virginia and the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth and King George and Fairfax Counties.
Ms. Thompson also brings deep experience in the Triangle. She served as community economic development coordinator with the Durham-based NC Institute of Minority Economic Development. She earned an M.A. in City and Regional Planning from UNC-Chapel Hill to complement her bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Political Science from the University of Richmond in Virginia.
So please join us on April 23rd and hear all about the exciting new ideas and concepts for our downtown area. It will be an interesting evening.
Come join us for our General Meeting at "Sweet Kay."
Monthly SILENT AUCTIONS at the general meetings will continue this year. Eva M will bring new or nearly new items donated to the Club and display them as silent auction items. We hope you will come a few minutes earlier than normal so you can see what is available. Bring cash or checkbook and bid on some items.