MEET OUR

2020 SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

"Our sponsors are a crucial piece of what we do. They are the professionals our communities rely on to help them reach their downtown goals. Each year our sponsors support the conference in numerous ways. We appreciate their support each and every year."

Liz Parham

DIRECTOR

NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center

MEET OUR

HERITAGE SPONSORS

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ElectriCities of NC

LEGACY SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR

1427 Meadow Wood Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 760-6363
Email: bdaniels@electricities.org
Web: www.electricities.com

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.

North Carolina Downtown Development Association (NCDDA)

LEGACY SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR

c/o Jason M. Epley, PO Box 3392, Salisbury, NC 28145
(704) 305-3281
E-mail: jason.epley@ncdda.org
Web: www.ncdda.org

The NCDDA is the leader in education and advocacy for economic growth and development in North Carolina’s downtowns.  NCDDA’s membership includes downtown directors and Main Street managers; downtown organizations; economic developers; town planners; design professionals; developers; consultants; and other professions and individuals involved in the development of North Carolina’s downtowns.

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. Working as one. Advancing all.

NC League of Municipalities

LEGACY SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR

434 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900, Raleigh, NC 27601
919-715-4000
Web: www.nclm.org

DESTINATION BY DESIGN

PLANNING LLC

As a planning and design firm, Destination by Design partners with towns, counties, states, and all types of non-government organizations to improve the built environment in their specific context.

One way we do this is by telling the unique story of each project through graphic design, photography, video, web design, and messaging. Another is by concentrating on economic development and value creation—integral elements to our comprehensive planning and design approach.

(828) 386-1866

136 Furman Rd, Suite 6

Boone, NC 28607

SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR

RIVERS & ASSOCIATES

ENGINEERING.PLANNING.URBAN DESIGN

For 100 years, Rivers has been a driving force improving communities by contributing to the success of our clients. Our expertise includes community visioning, planning and design for urban revitalization, urban design, streetscapes, recreation & parks, land development, streets & roadways, water & wastewater utilities, drainage & stormwater management.

(252) 752-4135

PO Box 929
Greenville, NC 27835

SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR

MOSCA DESIGN

BANNERS.LIGHTING.HOLIDAY DECOR

Mosca Design supplies holiday decor, pole banners, and lighting for Main Streets, Municipal Properties, Parks and attractions (Tanglewood Park is one of Flagship Light Shows for 27 years.) We have pole mounted décor, banners, wreaths, and trees of all sizes...3’ to 98’.

NC Contacts

Western NC

(919) 906-6957

phensley@bellsouth.net


Central NC

(919) 880-8563

mikeray@moscadesign.com


Eastern NC

(919) 818-1470

sam@moscadesign.com

SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR

SMALL TOWN SOUL

MARKETING & TRAINING PROGRAMS

Living in Rural America for most of our lives, our souls belong to small towns and the people that make them such amazing places to live. At Small Town Soul, we work directly with town leaders, small business owners, and non-profits through mentoring and training to develop marketing strategies that get results. Our focus is on teaching you how to be market leaders and work within the often limited budgets you are given.

At Small Town Soul we are dedicated to helping rural towns and small businesses reinvent themselves and thrive.


We are excited to share our newest program Lunchplate Marketing. Lunchplate is an A to Z marketing plan for any business or organization that puts the power to succeed in your hands!

(828) 289-4010

146 N. Main Street

Rutherfordton, NC 28139

SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR

MAURER

ARCHITECTURE

Maurer Architecture is an award-winning firm located in the heart of downtown Raleigh. We are committed to our downtowns and to our historic architectural fabric. Since 1993, Maurer Architecture has completed numerous historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects across North Carolina, many utilizing historic tax credits, and we are currently working with many small towns to encourage upper level residential development in their downtowns.

Our work is thoughtful and grounded, and our focused approach to problem solving has led to a reputation of integrity and leadership. We believe in good design that makes sense. We take pride in the variety of work that we do, and in the lasting relationships that we have formed over the years. After all, building community is what we do.

(919) 829-4969

115 1/2 East Hargett Street, Suite 300

Raleigh, NC 27601

BIZZELL DESIGN

CIVIC BRANDING.WAYFINDING

Civic Branding, Wayfinding Sign Programs, Streetscape & Storefront Design Workshops, City Gateway Designs, Town Center Monuments, Information Kiosks, and Murals.

(704) 651-3528

PO Box 785

Belmont, NC 28012

SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR

MCGILL

ENGINEERING.PLANNING.FINANCE

McGill serves public and private clients throughout the Southeast. The range and depth of McGill’s 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. Collaboration is the key to our success and clients are an integral part of every project at McGill. By building lasting relationships with communities, we understand our clients’ visions and project goals. Our dedicated project team focuses on delivering a customized solution for each unique community.

We help our clients identify challenges, formulate responsive solutions, and manage successful project completion. Through partnership, we shape the best results for each client and community.

(828) 328-2024

55 Broad Street

Asheville, NC 28801

SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR

THE WOOTEN COMPANY

ENGINEERING.ARCHITECTURE.GEOMATICS

The Wooten Company provides geomatics, civil engineering and building systems engineering services to local governments, non-profits, industrial and food processing centers, elementary, secondary and higher educations schools, and mission critical facilities. With six offices throughout North Carolina and South Carolina, The Wooten Company strives to propose efficient, economical and practical engineering and architectural solutions.

(919) 828-0531

120 N. Boylan Avenue

Raleigh, NC 27603

SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR

WITHERSRAVENEL

PLANNING. ENGINEERING. FINANCE

Founded in 1983 by Hamilton E. “Tony” Withers and Samuel F. Ravenel, WithersRavenel is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company. Our 250+ employee-owners excel at providing environmental, geomatics, land planning and development, management consulting, stormwater, and utilities services. Our headquarters is in Cary and we have branch offices in Asheville, Greensboro, Pittsboro, Raleigh, and Wilmington.

(919) 535-5157

115 MacKenan Drive

Cary, NC 27511

SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR

MCADAMS

ENGINEERING. PLANNING. ARCHITECTURE

McAdams is a design firm which specializes in helping downtowns, Main Streets and communities imagine the possibilities of their built environment and bring those visions to life. We offer planning, landscape architecture, urban design, engineering, survey and other services that make placemaking a reality for your next project.

(704) 527-0800

Headquarters, 2905 Meridian Parkway, Durham, NC 27713

SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR

FIRST CITIZENS BANK

FINANCE

Founded in 1898, First Citizens Bank is one of the nation’s strongest and most stable financial  institutions in the United States, providing a broad range of banking services at more than 500 locations in 19 states.

(919) 716-7000

4300 Six Forks Road - FCC 14

Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

SPONSOR

TERRACON

ENGINEERING FIRM

Terracon is an employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. We offer practical, cost-effective solutions suited for projects of all sizes in all 50 states. By anticipating project requirements and adapting to challenges, we make it easy for you to work with us.

(919) 436-2988

2401 Brentwood Rd, Suite 107

Raleigh, NC 27604

SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR

LANDDESIGN

PLANNING AND DESIGN

LandDesign is a collaborative group of landscape architects and civil engineers seeking to build value in places we create. Our balance of diverse expertise and relentless curiosity delivers innovative, attainable big ideas—aligning our clients' vision with the culture of the community to delight those who will enjoy the space.

(704) 333-0325

223 North Graham Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR

CAROLINA PARKS & PLAY

PLAYGROUNDS AND PARKS

Carolina Parks and Play is an independent distributor of park, playground, and architectural furnishings in NC and SC with offices in Cary, Charlotte, Columbia, and Charleston.  We are the authorized dealer for Landscape Structures playground and park equipment and Dumor site furnishings in NC and SC.

(919) 469-9188

107A Fountain Brook Circle

Ccary, NC 27511

SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR

RGA INC.

CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Richard Grubb & Associates is a cultural resource management firm that works with municipalities to preserve and interpret their history and built environment. Our professional staff conducts historic architecture surveys, archaeological investigations, and cemetery restorations, and prepares National Register nominations, local landmark reports and historic preservation plans.

(919) 219-1489

106 N. Avenue

Wake Forest, NC 27487

SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR

DUKE ENERGY ONE

UTILITY

Duke Energy One offers a wide variety of energy services to protect your business and reduce your risks. MetroView® offers more safety and security for your business by mounting state-of-the-art security cameras on existing outdoor lighting poles or other structures. We have the experience, knowledge and reliability to provide you with a comprehensive security camera service. We will design it with your input, install it and maintain it.

(888) 246-0877

400 S Tryon St.

Charlotte, NC 28202

SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR

MEET OUR

PRESERVATION SPONSORS

Arnett Muldrow

(864) 915-7101

PO BOX 4151, Greenville, SC 29609
E-mail: aaron@arnettmuldrow.com
Web:
www.arnettmuldrow.com

Artificial Ice Events

(800) 275-0185

147 Summit Street 3A, Peabody, MA 01960
E-mail: info@artificialiceevents.com
Web:
www.artificialiceevents.com

Dunn & Dalton Architects

(252) 527-1523

401 N. Herritage Street, Kinston, NC 28501
E-mail:
mail@dunndalton.com
Web:
www.dunndalton.com

Rehab Development

(336) 215-7849

8601 Six Forks Road, Suite #250,
Raleigh, NC 27615
E-mail:
patrick@rehab-development.com
Web: www.rehab-development.com

Glen Raven


(336) 227-6211

1831 N. Park Ave, Burlington, NC 27217

Web: www.glenraven.com

Chambliss & Rabil Commercial Services

(252) 382-4306

821 Country Club Road

Rocky Mount, NC 27804
E-mail:
jjesso@chambliss-rabil.com
Web: www.chambliss-rabil.com

Benchmark

(704) 993-5990, ext. 106

400 Clarice Ave. Ste 130

Charlotte, NC 28204
E-mail:
jepley@benchmarkplanning.com
Web: www.benchmarkplanning.com

Haven Creative

(704) 256-1440

400 E. South Main St., Ste 7
Waxhaw, NC 28173
E-mail:
hello@havencreativeagency.com
Web: havencreativeagency.com

Tryon Palace

(800) 767-1560

529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562
E-mail:
bill.mccrea@ncdcr.gov
Web: www.tryonpalace.org

MEET OUR

EXHIBITORS

MEET OUR

TRADITION SPONSORS

MEET OUR

LEGACY SPONSORS

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.

(704) 910-0243

2525 Distribution St., Charlotte, NC 28203
E-mail:
gnocik@acsminc.com
Web: www.acsminc.com

Fision is the name for Hotwire Communications’ advanced fiber optic network. Fision Fiber is what allows us to provide some of the fastest and most reliable Internet service, uninterrupted streaming, flawless HD television programming, and amazing call clarity.

(336) 870-7655

1415 South Martin Luther King Junior Avenue
Salisbury, NC 28144
E-mail:
katelin.rice@hotwirecommunication.com
Web: salisbury.fision.com

American Craftsmanship -Throughout the past six decades, Wausau Tile products have been used in projects from McDonald’s restaurants to the Guggenheim Museum to Times Square. Today Wausau Tile products are found in virtually every community in the United States.

(336) 260-0587

PO Box 1520, Wausau, WI 54402
E-mail:
bslynch@swldesign.com
Web: wausautile.com

The number 1 small business insurer in the country and also the local agency, would like to consult and provide you with all the coverages you need for home, car, life, farm, financial and business, plus lots more! Please stop by and see us and meet representatives from the local Mark Jennings Agency to see how we can help protect all you work so hard for everyday.

(919) 417-8922

204 Whisk Fern Way
Holly Springs, NC 27540
E-mail:
powellb2@nationwide.com
Web: www.nationwide.com

Stalite provides lightweight engineered soils for Structural Soil for Urban Trees, Structural Turf media for Fire lanes and Event Lawns, Growing Media for Stormwater Control, Green Roof, Roof Gardens and Plazas. Stalite Aggregates for Geotechnical fill applications and rodent deterrent.

(704) 637-1515

PO Box 1037, Salisbury, NC 21845
E-mail:
cfriedrich@stalite.com
Web: staliteenvironmental.com

A web platform for local marketing, cross-promotion, and collaboration to help communities and businesses #TakeBackLocal - includes self-updating community calendars, Main Street websites and more. In addition to our software platform, we've created the Marketing 3-4-5™ framework and training program to simplify local marketing and equip every local business owner and operator to become an effective marketer.

(916) 585-8468

705 Gold Lake Drive. Suite 210c

Folsom, CA 95630

E-mail: brian@locable.com

Web: locable.com

We are a muralist duo, creating murals for public and private venues in and around North Carolina. As artists, we believe in the importance of making the world a more beautiful place to live in. One of the ways we do this is by creating public art that everyone is able to enjoy and that gives life to the community.

(919) 756-0410

1505 Oak Forest Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524
E-mail:
Vangoatstudiosnc@gmail.com
Web: vangoatstudiosnc.com

Open Broadband is an Internet Service Provider delivering high-speed internet to underserved communities. We specialize in managed public Wi-Fi zones in downtown areas and parks in towns including Angier, Belmont, Oxford, and Mt Olive. We also serve residential, businesses, and town facilities.

(704) 237-0102

PO Box 723, Waxhaw, NC 28173
E-mail:
alan@openbb.net
Web: openbb.net

The EverWondr Network connects your regional event calendars, directories, blogs and offers so they can share information effortlessly. With one upload, your content is ready to display on your site, in your emails, front desk flyers, ad units and throughout connected partner sites. The more content you connect, the larger your audience and the more you benefit.

(336) 497-8175

8323 Linville Road, Box 553
Oak Ridge, NC 27310

E-mail: info@everwondr.com

Web: everwondrmedia.com

Jericho Palm, Inc. offers outdoor amenities for cities such as benches, ash urns, trash receptacles, shade products, bicycle racks etc.  We offer products that include your logo as well as your specified color.

(336) 475-5500

1010 Randolph Street, Thomasville, NC 27360
E-mail:
Tony@Jerichopalm.com
Web: jerichopalm.com

Combining decades of high-level experience, the economic and community development strategists of Hayes Group help organizations looking for smart strategic and tactical direction; management and leadership advice; advocacy and lobbying representation; and economic development education. Our firm is passionate about helping our clients thrive in a changing, competitive environment.

(919) 721-2607

1200 South Horner Boulevard, #3392

Sanford, NC 27331

E-mail: jstclair@hayesgroup.org

Web: hayesgroup.org

It's not magic, just clever. Our experience in print, digital, application development, and video gives us the advantage of utilizing the strengths of each platform to reach your desired audience. Destination Marketing is our passion! Through our omni-channel approach, you will reach your audience with a consistent message. No other community is like yours, shouldn't you work with someone who understands boutique destinations?

(704) 706-2365

369 Dovefield Dr., Summerfield, NC 27358
E-mail:
creative@magictablemedia.com
Web: magictablemedia.com

(919) 609-6887

3600 Wake Forest Rd

Raleigh, NCc 27609

E-mail: melissa.kerley@lgfcu.org
Web: www.lgfcu.org

Gama Sonic is the world leader in upscale, high quality solar lighting for businesses and outdoor spaces. We develop, manufacture and market commercial/industrial grade, energy-efficient outdoor solar powered lighting products. Since 2001, our multiple patented technologies have introduced innovative and cost-effective outdoor solar lighting solutions that provide unsurpassed levels of illumination and reliability.

(678) 736-8303


E-mail: sandra.brooks@gamasonic.com
Web:gamasonic.com/

Brick sculpture can be dated back to ancient Babylon but remains a fresh and interesting enhancement to any building, wall or environment. Projects may include bas (low) relief, high relief, full dimension free standing and often a combination.The brick medium has all the same characteristics of durability and low maintenance as a brick building, blends well in settings where other brick construction is present, looks good with landscaping and has a familiarity which is comforting to people. 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 meaningful to the local community, hence, we favor a design process that includes public input and collaboration.

336-280-1462

102 Settle Street, Reidsville, NC 27320
E-mail:
btspencer83@att.net
Web: www.bradspencersculptor.com

Community and Rural Development at NC State Extension leverages, connects, and strengthens the research and education in Extension Programs to transform communities and promote economic prosperity.  Visit us to learn more about our First Impressions program, designed to give participating communities information on what they're doing well, as well as constructive advice on what to do next.

(919) 628-4317

Campus Box 7653, NC State University

Raleigh, NC 27695

E-mail: blbowen@ncsu.edu

Web: communitydevelopment.ces.ncsu.edu/program-impacts

(804) 330-5454

2339 Jimmy Winters Road

Richmond, VA 23235
E-mail:
Rebecca@sylvanspirit.com
Web: www.historicbrickcollection.com

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The NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center is a Main Street America™ Coordinating Program. The Center works in regions, counties, cities, towns, downtown districts, and in designated North Carolina Main Street communities, to inspire place-making through building asset-based economic development strategies that achieve measurable results such as investment, business growth, and jobs. As a Main Street America™ Coordinating Program, The NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center is part of a powerful, grassroots network consisting of over 40 Coordinating Programs and over 1,200 neighborhoods and communities across the country committed to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development
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