Local Sponsors

Gold

BB&T

BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with more than $222.885 billion in assets and market capitalization of $37.1 billion, as of Jan. 15, 2019. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates over 2,000 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C. and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by J.D. Power, The U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at www.bbt.com.

greensboro convention

The Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is an independent, non-profit governmental authority whose mission is to promote economic development through travel and tourism. Guilford County ranks third in the state in travel and tourism expenditures with over $1.3 billion generated in 2016 and more than 13,500 people employed in travel-related jobs. More information is available at www.visitgreensboronc.com.

Greensboro Coliseum

The Greensboro Coliseum Complex (GCC) is a premier sports and entertainment destination having hosted sports events ranging from the Bassmaster Classic to the NCAA Final Four and concerts ranging from Elvis to Springsteen. The Coliseum Complex features a flexible capacity arena for ice events, a 100,000 SF Special Events Center, a 2,500-seat Aquatic Center, a 7,000-seat amphitheater and a 2,200-seat Fieldhouse. The GCC was the host venue for both the 2011 and 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. For more information on the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, visit www.greensborocoliseum.com.

Cone Health

Cone Health is a not-for-profit network for healthcare providers serving people in Guilford, Forsyth, Rockingham, Alamance, Randolph, Caswell and surrounding counties. As one of the region's largest and most comprehensive health networks, Cone Health has more than 100 locations, including six hospitals, three medical centers, four urgent care centers, 95 physician practice sites and multiple centers of excellence.  Cone Health's tagline, The Network for Exceptional Care, highlights the commitment to excellence, which is shared by the network's more than 10,000 professionals, 1,300 physicians and 1,200 volunteers. For more information on Cone Health, visit www.conehealth.com.

Silver

Graphic Visual Solutions

Graphic Visual Solutions offers its customers the most diverse and comprehensive communications and visual solutions in the digital industry. These seven solutions include printing, labeling/packaging, digital printing, wide-format graphics, direct mail, fulfillment and design. Customers from America's top brands to the Piedmont Triad's fastest-growing companies choose Graphic Visual Solutions because Graphic provides winning strategies and consultation, superior customer service, top quality, fast turnaround gauged in days not weeks and maximum value. For more information on Graphic Visual Solutions, visit www.graphicvisualsolutions.com.

Bronze

City of Greensboro

Greensboro was founded in 1808 and named after Nathanael Greene, who led American forces in the Revolutionary War's Battle of Guilford Courthouse (now a historic site in the northern area of the city). Greensboro is North Carolina's third largest city and calls itself "Tournament Town" because of the numerous championship sporting events hosted by the city, including the 2011 and 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. For more information about Greensboro, visit www.visitgreensboronc.com.

Vela

Vela is a full service marketing and advertising agency, grounded in sound business strategy and powerful branding. The company uses these guiding principles to help clients achieve sustainable long-term growth. Vela Agency provides companies with services in branding/advertising, sports marketing, sales consulting and turn-key production/execution. For more information on Vela Agency, visit www.velaagency.com.

Trone Brand Energy

Trone Brand Energy has been helping clients energize their brands for more than 35 years. The agency has the ability to provide both branding and digital expertise. What makes them experts at one, makes them better at the other. Digital puts brands in actionable places. Branding ensures the message is delivered in a compelling, relevant and consistent way. Trone has offices in North Carolina's Triad and Triangle regions. Visit TroneBrandEnergy.com for case studies of their work.

Official Sponsor

Ice Rink Events

IceRink Events is an industry-leading designer, manufacturer, installer and operator of top-quality ice rink facilities, coast-to-coast and worldwide. The company provided the Practice and FanFest ice rinks for both the 2011 and 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro. For more information on IceRink Events, visit www.icerinkevents.com.

Pepsi

Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV), headquartered in Raleigh, NC, is the largest privately-held bottler for Pepsi-Cola products in North America. PBV manufactures, sells, and distributes some of the world's most recognized consumer brands, including Pepsi products, Tropicana Juices, Lipton teas, Starbuck's coffee drinks, Gatorade isotonics and Aquafina waters. For more information on Pepsi Bottling Ventures, visit www.pepsibottlingventures.com

The Cemala Foundation

The Cemala Foundation is a private family foundation established in 1986 by Martha A, and Ceasar Cone ll to continue the family tradition of commitment to enhancing the quality of life of the community through grants to qualified charitable organizations. The Cemala Foundation is based in Greensboro, North Carolina and its efforts extend to the whole of Guilford County. For more information on The Cemala Foundation, visit www.cemala.org

Supplier

Hagan Barrett

Hagan Barrett PLLC is a law firm that focuses on addressing the legal issues of businesses and business owners. Hagan Barrett was founded in May 2007 by seven attorneys providing legal services in the following areas: business litigation, real estate property, corporate, taxation, securities and venture capital, employment and estate planning/administration. Hagan Barrett's office is located at 300 North Greene Street, Suite 200, Greensboro NC, 27407 and can be contacted at 336.232.0650. For more information on Hagan Barrett, visit www.haganbarrett.com.

Patron

Systel Business Equipment:

Systel Business Equipment is recognized nationally as one of the leading companies in providing the latest in office technology with over 10 locations servicing the Carolinas and Georgia. Systel is very proud to maintain a reputation for excellent customer service and support, as well as industry-leading systems that are helping clients achieve new levels of productivity in the workplace. Systel is a preferred partner of the top manufacturers of document technology including Ricoh, HP, Konica Minolta, Panasonic and Lexmark. For more information on Systel Business Equipment, visit www.systeloa.com.

Media Partners

Diamond

fox8

WGHP Fox 8 is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to High Point, NC, and servicing the Piedmont Triad. The station is owned by the Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary of the Tribune Media Company. The WGHP studios are located just outside downtown High Point, and its transmitter is located in Sophia. The station is carried on channel 10 on cable providers throughout much of the market. For more information on WGHP Fox 8, visit www.myfox8.com.

Platinum

iheartmedia

iHeartMedia, the oldest outdoor advertising company in the United States, is a leading global media and entertainment company specializing in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events and on-demand entertainment. iHeart Media is supporting the 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships through its five Triad radio stations Q104.1 New Country; 99.5 WMAG Best Variety of the 80's, 90's, and Today; 100.3 KissFM The Triad's Hit Music Station; The Triad's 105.7 Man Up; and 94.5 WPTI Your News, Talk, & Sports Station. For more information on iHeartMedia, visit www.iheartmedia.com.

Capitol Broadcasting Company

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company committed to providing the highest level of service and expertise to its listeners and clients.  CBC owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAZ Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV, WILT-LD, and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Bull City Hospitality, and the American Underground startup hub in Durham, NC; Holly Springs Salamanders in Holly Springs, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham, NC, and Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount, NC; and Professional Builders Supply (an equity partnership) in Morrisville, NC.  For more information on Capitol Broadcasting Company, please visit www.capitolbroadcasting.com

Premier

Greensboro News & Record

Founded July 19, 1909 under the name Greensboro Daily Record, the News & Record is the oldest and largest daily newspaper serving Greensboro, Guilford County, and the surrounding region.  Headquartered in Downtown Greensboro, the News & Record produces local sections for High Point, Western Guilford, and Rockingham County and publishes specialized papers such as Skirt!  The News & Record is owned by BH Media Group, a subsidiary of Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Inc., based in Omaha, NE.  For more information about the News & Record, visit www.greensboro.com

Medal 

Guilford Woman

The mission of Guilford Woman Magazine is to provide the magazine's readers with an informative monthly magazine directed to women sharing their success, with thoughtful, high quality content. Guilford Woman is also dedicated to ensuring the magazine's advertisers, who help make Guilford Woman priceless, have the best avenue for their advertising when reaching the women of Guilford County. For more information on Guilford Woman Magazine, visit www.guilfordwoman.com

Forsyth Family

Commitment is at the heart of a family and at the heart of Forsyth Family Magazine. The magazine is committed to surpassing the expectations of both readers and advertisers. the commitment to readers is to put families first in the magazine, to provide information on activities and events for families in Forsyth County and to publish articles on keeping families healthy in mind, body, and spirit. The commitment to advertisers is to produce a high quality publication that will maximize their advertising investment. For more information on Forsyth Family Magazine, visit www.forsythfamilymagazine.com

O Henry Magazine

Named for William Snyder Porter, one of the most celebrated writers of the Gilded Age, O'Henry Magazine is a literary magazine for and about the art, culture and soul of Greensboro, NC. O'Henry Magazine strives to create a publication of uncommon literary and artistic vision that explores everything from the thriving arts community to homes and gardens. The magazine celebrates the best of food and wine, and love of the outdoors. Moreover, every issue presents outstanding short fiction, poetry, essays and features from O'Henry's hometown storytellers. For more information on O'Henry Magazine, visit www.ohenrymag.com