The dog days of summer Rhino Times Schmoozefest is Thursday, August 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at elm st. grill at 3606 N. Elm St. just north of Pisgah Church Road. Business professionals who sign in and wear a name tag are invited to enjoy free beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres
Wonderful news from the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce: They have finally given up on the name the Greensboro Partnership, which made no sense and even confused the people who worked there, not to mention those trying to get business information about Greensboro.
Everybody knows what a chamber of commerce is and what it does. Sometimes it’s a good idea to be like everyone else and this is one of those times.
Congratulations to the Chamber of Commerce for making the wise decision.
For years local government had been covered by a husband and wife team at the News & Record. Amanda Lehmert covered the city government and her husband Joe Killian covered the Guilford County government. Then Amanda started covering the state government and Joe moved across the governmental plaza to cover the city. In the spring of 2015, Amanda left the News & Record to work for a marketing company. Then, this summer, Amanda started working for the marketing and communications department of Greensboro and Joe was sent to Raleigh to cover state government.
To no one’s surprise, it was announced this week that Joe Killian had left the News & Record and will be working for the North Carolina Justice Center. So it seems the pattern is city government, state government and then out the door.
I was looking over a history of Greensboro and discovered that the Shops at Friendly Center, Elon Law School and Center City Park all turn 10 years old this year.
Saturday I had three events I had to attend: the Wyndham Championship, a wake and – well, maybe it’s not an event, but it is for her – I had to take my faithful companion out for a stroll around the neighborhood.
When I got back from our walk I realized that during the day I had worn three different pairs of khakis and three blue shirts. I am nothing if not consistent, but I am thinking I may get one green shirt just for variety. Well, maybe blue-green.
This is self-serving because it is about a competing industry, but I picked up the mail one day this week and noticed that we had a flyer addressed to someone who hadn’t worked here in 10 years, one for someone who hadn’t worked here in five years and one for someone who had been here just three years ago. We didn’t have any mail for anyone who worked here. It made me wonder how many direct mail flyers go to real people at the address where they currently work or live.
Downtown Greensboro Inc. has a great new marketing video which you can see on the Rhino Times website at rhinotimes.com.