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City Edition February 2019
  • Black History Month Events
  • Sign Up for the 2019 Piedmont Plus Senior Games & Silver Arts
  • City Soliciting Participants in Small Business Plan Competition
  • Applicants Sought for Community Appearance Commission
  • Businesses Should Register in New Vendor Database

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Black History Month Events

To celebrate Black History Month, the Historic Resources Commission staff has put together a "Jeopardy"-style game about significant African-American places in Winston-Salem. Each Monday and Wednesday during February, an "answer" will be posted on the city's Facebook page. The first person to comment with the correct "question" will receive a copy of "Winston-Salem's Architectural Heritage," an 808-page compendium on historically significant buildings and neighborhoods in Winston-Salem, including more than 900 documentary and current images.

Also during Black History Month:

  • The Human Relations Commission will hold its seventh annual "Showcase of Song: An African-American Cultural Celebration," Saturday, Feb. 9, at 12:30 p.m. in the Carver High School auditorium, 3545 Carver School Road, Winston-Salem.
  • The Police and Fire departments will honor select retirees, and Recreation and Parks will recognize the winners of its Black History Month coloring and essay contests, during the 6th annual Public Safety Black History Month Celebration, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 4129 Northampton Drive, Winston-Salem.

Sign Up for the 2019 Piedmont Plus Senior Games & Silver Arts

Registrations are now underway for the 2019 Piedmont Plus Senior Games and Silver Arts, to be held April 5 through May 25. Entry forms are available at all city recreation centers, local YMCAs, the Gateway YWCA and the Senior Games office at 2301 N. Patterson Ave. Early bird registration closes Feb. 28, and the final registration deadline is March 31. The Piedmont Plus Senior Games and Silver Arts, coordinated by Recreation & Parks, is a year-round wellness and education program for ages 50 and up that culminates every spring with athletic, art, craft and performance competitions that draw hundreds of participants.

City Soliciting Participants in Small Business Plan Competition

The city is holding its Small Business Plan Competition again in 2019 and is inviting executive summaries and business descriptions to be submitted by Mar. 15. The Office of Business Inclusion and Advancement is sponsoring the competition to promote job creation and small businesses by helping entrepreneurs develop sound business plans. The two winners will each receive a $5,000 grant for start-up costs, up to $5,000 in a potential matching micro-loan and technical assistance.

Eligible submissions must be for micro-businesses (five employees or less) located within the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area. For more information go to CityofWS.org and search for Small Business Plan Competition, or call Steven Harrison at 336-747-7474.

Applicants Sought for Community Appearance Commission

Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian H. Burke is accepting applications from citizens interested in filling three vacancies on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Community Appearance Commission. One vacancy must be filled by a person who has demonstrated special experience or education in a design field, such as architecture, landscape architecture, horticulture, land use planning, historic preservation, or a closely related field. The other two vacancies may be filled by any citizen with an interest in the commission and its work. All nominees must be Forsyth County residents. Interested candidates should contact the City Secretary's office at 336-727-2224 or send an email to sandrark@cityofws.org. The application deadline is Feb. 8, 2019.

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Businesses Should Register in New Vendor Database

Businesses and individuals who want to do business with the city and county should register with the new vendor database used by the City/County Purchasing Division. The division uses the database to solicit bids for city and county departments that have construction or repair projects, or need other goods and services. Purchasing cannot transfer the old database entries into the new database because the programs are not compatible. Once the old database is inactivated, businesses that have not re-registered may not receive notice about upcoming opportunities to do business with the city or the county. Registration in the new database takes about 10 minutes and can be accomplished by clicking on a link to the new system posted on Purchasing's web pages at CityofWS.org.

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Vivian H. Burke, Mayor Pro Tempore
Denise D. Adams
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Robert C. Clark
John C. Larson
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James Taylor, Jr.

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Lee D. Garrity

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