Winston-Salem Ranked As #1 Digital City For 2014

By Staff   After more than a decade on the board in the top ten, Winston-Salem has been named the most digitally savvy city of its size in America by the e.Republic Center for Digital Government. Winston-Salem was ranked No. 1 in the center’s 2014 Digital Cities Survey of cities […]

by · November 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Business, Innovation
net neutrality

Why Net Neutrality & President Obama’s Stance Matters

By Michael A. Wiseman   In what has been dubbed a political power play by some, President Obama released a statement Monday in support of net neutrality. A video uploaded to YouTube and outlined the President’s plan for keeping the internet free and open. “Ever since the internet was created, […]

by · November 12, 2014 · 2 comments · Business, Innovation
customer services

Forsyth Tech Small Business Center Tips- Customer Service Essentials

By Allen Younger     Many businesses understand the importance of customer service. It is one of the most important aspects of any business. If customers are not satisfied with service, they may use another business in the future. They may also voice their complaints to others. This may result […]

by · November 11, 2014 · 7 comments · Business, Innovation
1st section to be completed

NCDOT Awards Contract for First Section of the Northern Beltway

By Chad Nance “East bound and down, loaded up and truckin’ We gonna do what they say can’t be done We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there I’m east bound, just watch ol’ Bandit run…” – Jerry Reed   Winston-Salem/Forsyth County has received […]

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Piedmont Advantage Credit Union & Hanover Federal Credit Union Announce Merger

By Staff   Piedmont Advantage Credit Union and Hanover Federal Credit Union announced Monday that the two organizations have reached an agreement to merge their respective operations. The merger was approved by a vote of Hanover Federal Credit Union members on October 30, 2014. Piedmont Advantage Credit Union, based in […]

by · November 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Business, Innovation

Buy Local – BatteryVampire Treats itself to Kickstarter This Halloween

By Staff   Designer, Inventor, Educator and Entrepreneur David E. Smith is turning to the Internet to raise funds for his latest breakthrough technology, BatteryVampire – that extends the usable life of a battery by tapping into the remaining energy left in a ‘spent’ battery. At 5pm EST on Halloween […]

by · October 31, 2014 · 1 comment · Business, Innovation

What Skills do 21st Century Entrepreneurs Need?

By Allan younger At the Forsyth Tech Small business Center we recently announced the opening of our new facility in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. This move not only represents an address change. it reflects a change in what is needed to be successful. We are often asked what it takes to […]

by · October 27, 2014 · 11 comments · Business, Innovation

Evening the Odds- WFU Faculty Finds Technology to Help Blind Student See Math Clearly

By Staff Kathryn Webster listens to her computer spit out a rapid-fire stream of numbers and symbols in a metallic voice.  To the average person, the computer is speaking robotic gibberish. To Webster, an aspiring mathematician who also happens to be blind, the computer is describing a statistics problem.  Despite […]

by · October 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Business, Innovation
little rascals

#Gamergate – or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Internet

By Michael A. Wiseman   There’s a comment during the end of Kubrick’s ‘Dr. Strangelove’ that goes, “we must not allow a mine shaft gap!” For those who haven’t seen it, the idea is that, in the event of a doomsday scenario, human civilization would be forced underground (into what […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Business, Innovation
financial literacy

Allegacy Federal Credit Union Announces 5K Event To Benefit The Center for Smart Financial Choices

by Staff   Allegacy Federal Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in North Carolina, will host its first Retro Run 5K at Tanglewood Park on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The ‘Making Strides For Financial Fitness’ event will benefit The Center for Smart Financial Choices (The Center), a non-profit […]

by · October 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Business, Innovation