General Meeting: Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.
General Meeting: 4th Tuesday of each month (except August & December) at 10:00 a.m.
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1416 Bolton Street, Winston Salem 27103
(just off Silas Creek Parkway via the Bolton Street exit)
General Meetings are a time to welcome visitors, hear guest speakers, and discuss club business.
Women who are new or established residents of Greater Winston Salem are invited to join.
Visitors are welcome to attend two meetings or activities before joining and paying dues.
For more information, contact our Membership Manager, Pat Titus at 336-771-4422.
Annual dues are $35 – renew each September (depending on the month, dues may be prorated)
What is the Innovation Quarter and Why is it Important to Winston Salem?
Speaker: Chad Nolan - Director of Operations for the Innovative Quarter
Have you wondered about the transformation of the old factories and warehouses of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in downtown Winston-Salem? They have been revamped into a center of entrepreneurial activity known as the Innovation Quarter. Join us on September 26th, when Mr. Chad Nolan will introduce us to this emerging institution, described as the latest incarnation of Winston Salem’s legacy of creativity, collaboration and cooperation.
Located in a unique urban setting in the heart of Winston Salem, the Innovation Quarter is a hub for biomedical science, information technology, advanced materials and engineering. Home to over 120 companies and collaborating with area colleges and universities, the I.Q. employs over 3,400 workers engaged in scientific research, product development, higher education and workforce training.
What makes the Innovation Quarter unique are the opportunities it affords scientists, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to collaborate in developing new products and ideas. More than labs and offices, the Innovation Quarter has created an ecosystem that allows ideas to take hold while supporting creativity, innovation, and sustained business growth. At the same time, the Innovation Quarter reaches out to the community, offering cultural and wellness programs on its 330-acre campus. Another part of its mission is to give back to the surrounding area, especially neighborhoods in east Winston Salem. Part of this initiative is SciTech, an enrichment program in science, math and technology for middle school students.
Join your fellow Newcomers and Neighbors in learning about what has been identified as one of the fastest-growing urban-based districts for innovation in the United States.
Chad Nolan is Director of Operations for the Innovative Quarter. In this capacity, he oversees finance, accounting and operations management, a broad portfolio that includes human resources, legal contracting, and performance metrics management. Previous positions in Winston Salem include Director of External Agencies and Affairs for Piedmont Triad Research Park, Manager of Wake Forest University Health Sciences Subsidiaries and External Agencies, and principal business officer for the Center for Applied Learning. Mr. Nolan graduated from Appalachian State University with a BS/BA in Health Care Management and received a Master in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina.
Calendar of Events: September 2017
Please RSVP for all events. Non-members who wish to attend one of our events should contact our Membership Manager, Pat Titus, at 336-771-4422 for additional information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Service: Tuesday Aug. 29 from 10:30 – Noon
Social: Saturday, September 2 at 8:00 p.m. (Guests welcome)
Evening Cards: Wednesday, September 6, at 7:00 p.m.
Book Club: Monday, September 11, at 10:00 a.m. - Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
Board Meeting: Tuesday, September 12, at 10:00 a.m.
Mahjong: Wednesday, September 13, at 1:00 p.m.
Bridge Club: Thursday, September 14, at 1:00 p.m.
Day Trip Gals: Friday, September 15, at 10:00 a.m.
Lunch Bunch: Thursday, September 21, at 11:30 a.m.
General Meeting: Tuesday, September 26, at 10:00 a.m.
Mahjong: Tuesday, September 26, at 1:00 p.m.
Day Cards: Thursday, September 28, at 1:00 p.m.