Pictured from L to R: Jason Thiel, Robert C. Clark, Haley Gingles, Derwin L. Montgomery, Denise D. Adams, Mayor Allen Joines, Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin, Dr. Vivian H. Burke, James Taylor Jr., John Larson, Kit Broadhurst, Carey Benton-Jewett, Richard Geiger, and Grant Minnix*.
Visit Winston-Salem, along with city officials and local business leaders, held a ribbon cutting ceremony in Friday, July 28, to celebrate the completion of the $20 million reinvention of the Benton Convention Center.
Capturing many of the authentic artistic and historic architectural influences of Winston-Salem, the 106,000-square-foot center now features a sawtooth roofline, reclaimed wood accents and locally inspired original artwork, with floor-to-ceiling windows bringing in the energy and vibrancy of downtown Winston-Salem in North Carolina.
In addition to design upgrades, structural enhancements created additional breakout, pre-function and executive conference room space. For a detailed overview of the complete reinvention, visit www.ReinventYourMeeting.com.
*Titles for all mentioned above:
Jason Thiel ~ President, Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership
Robert C. Clark – Council Member
Haley Gingles ~ Chairman, Public Assembly Facilities Commission
Derwin L. Montgomery – Council Member
Denise D. Adams – Council Member
Allen Joines – Mayor, City of Winston-Salem
Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin – President, North Carolina Black Repertory Company
Vivian H. Burke, Mayor Pro Tem ~Northeast Ward Council Member
James Taylor Jr. – Council Member
John Larson – Council Member
Kit Broadhurst – Benton family member
Carey Benton-Jewett; Benton family member
Richard Geiger – President, Visit Winston-Salem
Grant Minnix – Director of Operations, The Benton