2022 Exhibitors


Capitol B Creative Studios is a sister brand of WRAL Digital Solutions with a statewide and regional footprint. Our creativity and freedom is backed by the learnings and legacy of a media company few agencies can match. Life, work, and play marketing and communications is our forte! Working with NC hometowns, our passion!

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Forward Cities is a national organization equipping community and Main Street leaders with knowledge, expertise, practices and resources they need to grow more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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The Statesville Convention & Visitors Bureau's primary objective is to promote, solicit and encourage travelers to stop and stay in the Greater Statesville Area resulting in furthering the continued economic development of the City.  It is our mission to promote tourism and assist visitors during their stay by encouraging them to visit and enjoy the historic cultural, entertainment and recreational opportunities the Greater Statesville Area has to offer. 

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We help communities plan, design, and promote vibrant Main Streets, destination-quality trails, recreation areas, and tourism products. By engaging residents and local leaders through compelling storytelling, collecting their best ideas, and building genuine consensus, we create places with purpose.

Legacy Sponsor | Exhibiting

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ElectriCities was formed in 1965 to protect the interest of NC Public Power communities and to provide a unified voice on both state and federal issues. Today, ElectriCities continues to serve over 70 NC Public Power communities through a wide range of services such as communications, economic development, and government affairs.

Legacy Sponsor | Exhibiting

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McGill’s depth of expertise includes a wide spectrum of engineering services, land planning and recreation, as well as consulting services. Our foundation is built on creating comprehensive solutions in a personal way. By building lasting relationships with communities, we understand our clients’ visions and project goals.

Legacy Sponsor | Exhibiting


NCDDA is the leader in education and advocacy for economic growth and development in North Carolina’s downtowns.  NCDDA is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit professional membership association of downtown organizations, municipalities, economic developers, architects, planners, and other professionals led by a 21-member volunteer board of directors.

Legacy Sponsor | Exhibiting

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The North Carolina League of Municipalities is a member-driven organization representing the interests of cities and towns in the state. Through their collective efforts, League member cities and towns better serve their residents and improve quality of life. 
For more than 100 years, the League has been...Working as one. Advancing all.​​

Legacy Sponsor | Exhibiting


Bizzell Design will guide your Downtown through the creative process offering expertise in Civic Branding, Wayfinding Sign Programs, Streetscape & Storefront Design Workshops, City Gateway Designs, Town Center Monuments, Information Kiosks, and Murals. Our unique workshop process helps your stakeholders' group develop creative energy leading to a coordinated vision.

Tradition Sponsor | Exhibiting

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We are Civic, your online credit union. Our mission is to help improve the lives of members and to invest in the community you work so hard for. We all thrive by providing you financial tools to help you change your life and are committed to helping you meet your goals, grow your business, and create jobs across North Carolina.

Tradition Sponsor | Exhibiting


ACSM INC is a design-build firm that specializes in the consultation, design, fabrication, and implementation of wayfinding signage systems and public art installations. Our collaborative team of experts has the knowledge and experience to help create memorable environments and artistic spaces that connect with residents and visitors of your city or town.

Tradition Sponsor | Exhibiting

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LandDesign is an award-winning landscape architecture, civil engineering, planning, and urban design firm. We believe that every project presents a unique opportunity to push the envelope, try something new, and achieve success in a different way. The result is always a place that creates lasting value for our client's and the community.

Tradition Sponsor | Exhibiting

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Maurer Architecture is an award-winning architecture firm located in Raleigh, NC. We are well known for our creative approach to urban restoration, adaptive reuse, and new construction projects. Our work is thoughtful and grounded, and our focused approach to problem solving has led to a reputation of integrity and leadership.

Tradition Sponsor | Exhibiting

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Founded in 1979, McAdams is a full-service civil engineering, land planning, landscape architecture and geomatics firm headquartered in Durham, NC. McAdams has built its industry reputation by delivering unmatched expertise and firm commitment to clients in a variety of markets including education, healthcare, energy and commercial development.

Tradition Sponsor | Exhibiting

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We decorate Main Street for Christmas with Large Trees, Pole mounted Illuminations, wreaths, displays and LED lighting.  We design and build Christmas Lighting events such as the Festival of Lights in Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, NC near Winston Salem.  We add color and charm to downtowns with lighting and  custom and seasonal pole mounted Banners.

Tradition Sponsor | Exhibiting

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Retail Strategies is the national expert in recruiting businesses and downtown community development. Our mission is to provide the real estate expertise, tools, and human effort that position deserving towns as alluring destinations for tourism and quality of life amenities.

Tradition Sponsor | Exhibiting

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Richard Grubb & Associates (RGA) is dedicated to cultural resources management. RGA specializes in historic architecture surveys, historic preservation planning, cemetery conservation, archaeology investigations, and public history projects that interpret our history for broad audiences.

Tradition Sponsor | Exhibiting

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We represent local governments across North Carolina and their strategic partners on matters of public finance, community and economic development and affordable housing. We work with an attitude of humility and kindness to make North Carolina a better place, one home town at a time. Learn more at

Tradition Sponsor | Exhibiting

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Stewart is located throughout NC and SC, with offices in Raleigh, Durham, Wilmington, Charlotte and Columbia. With a unique interdisciplinary collaborative approach that results in stronger and more creative design solutions, Stewart serves domestic and international clientele, offering a full range of services to meet the needs of our clients.

Tradition Sponsor | Exhibiting

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Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices, serving all 50 states.

Tradition Sponsor | Exhibiting

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The Wooten Company is a multi-disciplinary firm providing engineering, geomatics and architectural services to public entities, educational institutions and private industry across the Carolinas with offices in Raleigh, Greenville, Hickory, Winston-Salem, Wilmington and Columbia, SC.  Wooten supports healthy, sustainable communities.

Tradition Sponsor | Exhibiting

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WithersRavenel was founded on October 6, 1983, by Hamilton E. “Tony” Withers and Samuel F. Ravenel. In the three decades since, we have transitioned to 100% employee ownership to maintain our independence, secure our future, and share long-term successes among all employees. We have expanded our core discipline areas and our office locations.

Tradition Sponsor | Exhibiting

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Since 1976, BOUDREAUX has built upon its strong reputation as a dynamic, socially responsible firm committed to excellence in architecture, planning, interiors, and historic preservation. With extensive experience throughout the Carolinas and beyond, we have been recognized for providing the highest level of service and design to our clients.

Tradition Sponsor | Exhibiting

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For 40 years, Benchmark Planning has been working to support the development and revitalization of downtowns throughout North Carolina. Our team of urban designers and planning professionals stands ready to provide your community with innovative solutions to help your downtown grow and thrive.

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Brick sculpture adds intrigue and interest to a commonly understood material as viewers try to figure out the techniques by which it was created. As public artists, we strive to create work that is unique and meaningful to each community, hence, we favor a design process that includes local input and collaboration.

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Gama Sonic is an innovative world leader in solar lighting for main streets, homes and businesses. We develop, manufacture, and market residential and commercial grade, energy-efficient, outdoor solar-powered lighting products.

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Put your Community Calendar on autopilot, level up your marketing with our web platform for local marketing, cross-promotion & distribution. Our Main Street website and Community-Wide Initiatives to help your community #TakeBackLocal. Marketing 3-4-5™ approach (and book) simplifies marketing so you can be effective in 15-minutes or less.

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Magic Table Media has over 20 years of print and technology experience combined with over 10 years in tourism, hospitality, and lifestyle marketing. Let’s discuss mask to mask how we can help you drive visitors to your physical and virtual door.


Mark Lippard is a full-time professional variety entertainer.  He can provide roving entertainment and/or stage shows and his act includes comedy, juggling, trick unicycling, stilt walking and fire eating. Mark has entertained for decades at festivals, downtown events, parades, resorts, corporate functions & other special events just like yours.

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Open Broadband LLC is a NC-based Internet Service Provider specializing in public-private partnerships. Along with residential/business service, we offer Public Wi-Fi in downtowns, parks, and low-income housing: Hot Springs, Belmont, Mt Holly, Charlotte, Mt Olive, Henderson, Angier, Sanford, Goldsboro, Whiteville. Add your town!


Turn curiosity into actual visits. That’s the promise of the Wonder Guides Travel Suite. Developed in partnership with leading travel professionals, our digital tools make finding and sharing information about your destination easy.