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Chamber Showcases Local Leading Technologies at Annual Luncheon

GREENSBORO — The Greensboro Chamber of Commerce hosted more than 850 community members, business leaders, and elected officials at its Annual State of Our Community luncheon. Titled “Greensboro on the Leading Edge,” the event shared five ways the Greensboro community is spearheading cutting-edge technology in vastly different industries. The highlighted businesses and universities were the Greensboro Science Center, White Oak Legacy Foundation, UNC Greensboro, Volvo Group North America, and North Carolina A&T State University.

President and CEO Brent Christensen shared his experience visiting these sites and learning about the leading technology there. “Greensboro is indeed on the leading edge of technology, education, and manufacturing, and there are so many opportunities for our community to continually grow across Greensboro and Guilford County.”

Two awards were also presented today at the State of Our Community Luncheon— the Stanley Frank Economic and Workforce Development Award and the Hubert B. Humphrey, Jr. School Improvement Award.

The prestigious Stanley Frank Award was presented to Kevin Baker for his work as the Executive Director of the Piedmont Triad Airport. The award honors Stanley Frank, a longtime benefactor and champion of Greensboro, and is presented annually to a leader, or leaders, who have worked in support of building a better Greensboro and Guilford County.

The 2022 Hubert B. Humphrey, Jr. School Improvement Award was given to Dr. Angela Monell, Principal of Southwest Guilford High School. The school received $12,000 to be used for professional development for staff members. Presented jointly by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, the award is based on 10 objective, data-driven performance metrics that track the progress each school makes from the beginning of the school year to the end.

The Humphrey Award is named in honor of the life and contributions of one of Guilford County’s, and North Carolina’s, most remarkable citizens – Hubert B. Humphrey, Jr. Humphrey was an exceptional lawyer, civic leader, public servant, and philanthropist. He was named one of the Best Lawyers in America, served in both houses of the North Carolina General Assembly, was a chair of the board of trustees at both Wake Forest University and UNCG and served as a trustee of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation for more than 20 years.

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