People of Prominence

Danny Narvaez is someone who is making a difference in our community and overseas. He was nominated as a person of prominence for his outreach efforts to those in need. He is well versed in how to affect lives of the needy and those who are hurting locally and abroad. Where did you grow up, […]

People of Prominence

“One of the things that attracts me to vintage and antique things is they have stories, and even if I don’t know the stories, I make them up.” ~ Mary Kay Andrews Jess Mathews is the owner of The Cosmic Circle Vintage. She is a formidable presence in the realm of online sales of deadstock […]

People of Prominence

Amber T. Harris is the Executive Director of SPARK (Share Peace and Rekindle Kindness, Inc.) which designs and manages community service experiences in order to help our neighbors in need and spread kindness to all.    Tell us about your formative years, where were they spent? Was community service important to you from early on? I […]

Purpose Push: Streamlining Your Business for Success

You can’t do it alone! There, I said it, and that’s a fact. The sooner we ingrain this in our mindset, the sooner we can see the success for which we strive. We’ve heard wise people say that allowing others to help in our journey to success is effective, but do our actions complement the […]

People of Prominence

MEGAN THOMPSON Tell us about your formative years/background leading you to where you are today. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit and creative mind. Growing up, my family was what some might call “unconventional.” That had a big influence on how I saw the world. Nearing 30, I began to wonder what my “next act” […]

People of Prominence

Terry Matthews, Volunteer Services Coordinator for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools “Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!” After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, […]

People of Prominence: Professor Alessandra Von Burg

Alessandra Von Burg is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Wake Forest University.  She is the co-founder of the Every Campus a Refuge (ECAR) chapter at Wake Forest University, residential programs for refugees and asylum seekers. Her research focuses on rhetorical theory, citizenship, mobility, noncitizens and nonplaces.  * Where did you grow up?  […]

People of Prominence: Clare Fader

“For those who are lost, there will always be cities that feel like home.” ― Simon Van Booy, Everything Beautiful Began After Clare Fader is a local real estate and cultural heroine. She adopted Winston-Salem as her home 25 years ago and has remained steadfast in her love of this city. She has shown her […]

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