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Increasingly, business and environmental leaders agree that North Carolina’s economic prosperity and favorable business climate rely on stewardship of natural resources. What can businesses do to keep NC a thriving place to live and work?

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Past Forums:

May 26, 2016 Business Competitiveness and a Thriving NC

Host: Belk Corporate Headquarters in Charlotte

Speaker: Will Teichman, Senior Director of Strategic Operations at Kimco Realty

Panelists:

  • Todd Huston, Belk
  • Tim Gestwicki, NC Wildlife Federation

Sponsor: NC Wildlife Federation

March 15, 2016 Business Competitiveness and a Thriving NC

Host: Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, NC

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Brod, Senior Research Fellow with the Bryan School of Business & Economics at UNC-Greensboro

Panelists:

  • Candace Taylor-Anderson, Belk
  • David Craft, Craft Insurance
  • Jane Preyer, Environmental Defense Fund

Sponsors: NC Wildlife Federation & Proximity Hotel

March 11, 2015 Business Competitiveness and a Thriving NC

Host: Belk
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Keynote speaker: Dr. Jay Golden, Director of the Center for Sustainability and Commerce,

Duke University

Panel on Opportunities for Partnership:

  • Vanessa Stolen, Director of Institutional Advancement, Central Piedmont Community College
  • Candace Taylor Anderson, Director of Sustainability, Belk
  • Tim Gestwicki, CEO, NC Wildlife Federation

Moderator: Kyle Brekke, Vice President, Facilities, Belk

Sponsors: Belk, SciMed Solutions, NetFriends, NC Wildlife Federation, JG Blackmon & Associates

September 24, 2014 Business Competitiveness and a Thriving NC

Host: Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, NC

Keynote speaker: Dennis Quaintance, CEO and Chief Design Officer for Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants & Hotels

Panel on Business and Conservation Partnerships:

  • Brian Buzby, Executive Director of NC Conservation Network;
  • Daniel Meyer, Associate Manager at Accenture
  • David Craft, CEO of Craft Insurance Company

Moderator: Kent Price, SE Regional Lead in Human Resources for AIG

Sponsors: Proximity Hotel, SciMed Solutions, and NetFriends

August 25, 2014 Business Competitiveness and a Thriving NC

Host: SAS Institute in Cary, NC

Keynote speakers: Michael Goodmon, VP of Real Estate at Capitol Broadcasting and Jerry Williams, Director of Sustainability at SAS

Conservation speakers:

  • Brian Buzby, Executive Director of NC Conservation Network
  • Chad Jemison, Executive Director of Triangle Land Conservancy

Sponsors: SAS, American Tobacco, SciMed Solutions, and NetFriends

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