Winston-Salem was voted the number one city for small business in 2019 (today it ranks among the top 20 in the nation). The city offers plenty of spaces for entrepreneurs to network and collaborate.
Here are 5 places with space to get your business off the ground:
Flywheel, 500 W. 5th St., | Located on the 8th floor, this space offers an open plan with a 360-degree view of downtown Winston-Salem. Flywheel hosts corporate meetings, provides coworking space to remote professionals, and offers resources to support entrepreneurs. It hosts Community Day, a free coworking day the third Thursday of every month from 9 to 5 p.m.
Sparq, 486 N. Patterson Ave. | Located on the second floor of Bailey Power Plant, this space has an industrial feel to it, plus it’s a great hub for business professionals. Sparq offers a fitness room to decompress and a lactating room for mothers. It hosts a networking event the third Thursday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m.
Launch Towers, 105 W. 4th St., Suite 700 | Located by North Liberty Street, the space offers various services to its members like book keeping services and a free business consultation.
Forsyth County Public library, 660 W. 5th St. | You can do more than reading here. The central library located downtown features four small rooms, a conference room, and an auditorium for larger events — all to use for free. The patio located on the third floor will give you an elevated view of the city. The maker space will soon be open to public to rent. Pro tip: Patrons will need to complete training before using the conference room.
Thrive Coworking, Downtown Winston-Salem | Thrive is setting the stage for a hybrid workspace, with the goal of offering collaboration and various amenities to its members. Owners plan to open the space 24/7 every day of the year. No word yet on the opening date.
Theatre Alliance Presents: The Addams Family | Thursday, Sept. 28-Saturday, Sept. 30 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 750 Marguerite Dr., Winston-Salem | Free | Experience the quirkiness of this spooky family in a new musical comedy performed by local community actors.
Young Professionals Meetup | Thursday, Sept. 28 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Foothills Brewing Tasting Room, 3800 Kimwell Dr., Winston-Salem | Free | Young Professionals can take part in social and networking night. The event is open to anyone between the ages of 21-35 or the young at heart.
Friday, Sept. 29
Fall Bazaar & Cruise-In | Friday, Sept. 29-Saturday, Sept. 30 | Times vary | Oak Forest United Methodist Church, 11461 Old US Hwy 52 S., Winston-Salem | Free | Enjoy breakfast and lunch, bid on items in the silent auction, and shop home goods, baked goods, and yard sale items over this two-day event.
Saturday, Sept. 30
Senior Soirée | Saturday, Sept. 30 | 4-7:30 p.m. | Union Station, 300 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem | $30 | Seniors will get to eat, drink, and dance with other attendees for a fun night. Purchase your tickets by Friday.
Brush into Fall | Saturday, Sept. 30 | 6-8 p.m. | Buie’s Market, 749 Avalon Rd. N., Winston-Salem | $40 | Enjoy an evening of fall painting guided by Art with Intent NC, paired with wine. Buy your ticket in advance at the store.
The Flour Box Tearoom & Cafe is opening its doors to the public. The shop takes to-go orders and features dine-in service Fridays through Sundays starting tomorrow, Sept. 29 at 806 Hwy 66 S., Suite J in Kernersville.
Today is the last day to vote in the Coolest Thing Made in NC contest. Corning Optical Fiber and Cable, a company based in Winston-Salem, is still in the running. Voting closes at 8 p.m.
The Skate Park on Deacon Boulevard will be closed Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 15 during the Carolina Classic Fair. Looking for ways to spend more time outside? Check out our guide to the best walking trails in Winston-Salem.
Put this on your fall bucket list.Fall Night Market at Incendiary Brewing in Lewisville (~15 minutes from downtown Winston) starts at 4 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 30. There will be local vendors, food trucks, and other fun activities.
Publix will hold a three-day job fair Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 1 for its new store set to open on Robin Lark Circle. The job fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel on University Parkway. Applicants are encouraged to fill out an application online. (Winston-Salem Journal)
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools superintendent is working with the Black-led educational advocacy group Action4Equity and other local organizations to address racial disparities in school discipline. The district plans to review the code of conduct and implement corrective actions as needed. (WFDD)
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum located off University Parkway will host ACC basketball games during 2023-2024 season. | WStoday team
The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced the full schedule for the Basketball league play during the 2023-2024 season. Here’s what you need to know + if you like to plan ahead, consider this your gentle nudge. Here is what you need to know:
Wake Forest will host 10 conference opponents inside LJVM this season, including Big Four opponents Duke and NC State.
The Demon Deacons will open at home on Nov. 6 against the Elon Phoenix. Game time is TBD.
The 2024 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held in Washington, DC March 12-16, 2024.
The women will open the season at home against the Wofford Terriers on Monday, Nov. 6.
The first conference game at home is slated on Thursday, Jan. 4 against 2023 Final Four participant Virginia Tech.
One of the things I love most about my job is being able to work around Winston-Salem. Having this perk allows me to discover new places which then helps me bring you the best from our city. Maybe one day I might meet you when I’m out and about!