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Winston-Salem’s Benton Convention Center Ribbon Cutting Held July 28

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

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