Empower The Vision
MOMENTUM is Where Community Development Gains VELOCITY.
Through thoughtful collaborations we're removing barriers and building bridges for development while accelerating economic growth.
Cultivating a Greater Sense of Community:
We take action towards building and strengthening relationships among business leaders, community leaders, and government officials on both the local and state level.
Providing a Professional Forum
We produce premier public forums for business and community leaders to express a diverse set of views and opinions in a "safe" and open environment.
Serving as a Catalyst
We serve as a catalyst for innovation in thought and ideas- impacting social, economic, and political issues facing the East Winston community.
Our mission is to provide a platform for informed business and community leaders to engage in thought provoking discussions relating to equitable and impactful strategies around real estate development and investment, economic development, affordable housing, and liveable communities in WInston-Salem, NC.
"We are a source for actionable recommendations on vital economic development issues in Winston-Salem that impacts historical communities of color."
Our Place Our Space gives utterance to, “This is Our Winston Now!” by utilizing ownership as a strategy to move our community forward. The core of Our Winston Now (OWN) is rooted in economic development and alludes to the clarion call to reach back and fetch the best of what black Winston was in the early 1900’s as found in landmarks such as the Winston Mutual Building and the joint business venture which produced the Safe Bus Company.
The adverb ‘Now’ expressed in OWN- both contrasts the past and refocuses the current moment.
The strategy of OWN encourages black Winston to go back and get the best of what our community is capable of- yet boldly demands and empowers us to reclaim Our Place Our Space in this season.
#OWN | #OurWinstonNow | #OurPlaceOurSpace
INVITE ONLY SESSION
OCTOBER 2, 2019 * 11:45AM
Local Real Estate Development Strategy Session + Lunch & Learn
w/ Investor, Developer &
Jerome Myers, PE, PMP, MBA
of Myers Development Group LLC
Received an invitation?
Momentum THINK is a moderated fish bowl style discussion among
top business leaders, community leaders and thought leaders.
NEXT THINK TANK TBA
We're bringing together thought, business and community leaders to discuss solutions to enhance opportunities for women and minorities in Winston-Salem.
This event comes ahead of the release of the MWBE Business Disparity Report.
We will address:
The progress and expectations of the City of WInston-Salem's Business Disparity Report.
Potential Recommendations as seen in other reports similar to Winston-Salem.
Ways to increase women and minority access to funding, technical assistance, and contracts.
Carolina Small Business Development Fund's HBCU initiative and potential solutions to explore in partnership with Winston-Salem State University's Entrepreneurship Center. Click Here to Learn more about CSBDF's HBCU Initiative.
Chief Operating Officer
Carolina Small Business Development Fund
Jeff Roegge is the interim Chief Operating Officer for Carolina Small Business Development Fund (CSBDF). CSBDF promotes economic growth and entrepreneurship throughout the region by providing
affordable business financing, comprehensive technical assistance, and robust policy research. As CSBDF’s COO, Jeff manages the organization’s day-to-day operations and works closely with senior staff
to carry out strategic initiatives.
Prior to his current role, Jeff was the SBA Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Division Manager for Atlantic Capital Bank. He has extensive work in small business lending, having also served as the SBA Team Lead for SunTrust Bank. He has worked in the finance industry since 1993 and has specialized in SBA Lending since 1997. His experience includes all facets of the industry - loan servicing, underwriting, sales, and management. In addition to his experience working for large regional banks, Jeff spent 4 years managing BizCapital BIDCO, a business and industrial development company owned by Atlantic Capital Partners. In that role, he oversaw receiving, monetizing, and deploying New Market Tax Credits.
Jeff holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University and a
Master of Business Administration from Washington University’s Olin School of Business. He is proud
to be a veteran of the US Navy, where he served as an Aviation Electrician 2 nd Class Petty Officer aboard the USS Midway and NAS Diego Garcia. During his spare time, Jeff and his wife are avid triathletes and have completed multiple Ironman distance competitions.
Director of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center.
Carolina Small Business Development Fund
Germaine McIver-Cherry currently serves as Director of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center.
Her passion to serve and help others truly motivates her. She is an experienced banker, social worker
and entrepreneur who leverages her practical knowledge to enhance impact in underserved
communities. Germaine is a highly organized project administrator skilled at synthesizing information
and tasks to achieve organizational goals. Her responsibilities as Director includes managing the day-to-
day business program areas at the center including planning, development, delivery and evaluation of a
variety of small business educational workshops, leadership series, and signature events such as Black
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