2016 Press Releases

2016 Press Releases

The Junior League of Greensboro Announces Bargain Box Grand Opening

For Immediate Release

Contact: Alex Pappas

marketingandpr@juniorleagueofgreensboro.org

August 31, 2016

The Junior League of Greensboro Announces Bargain Box Grand Opening

Greensboro, N.C. – The Junior League of Greensboro is happy to announce the Bargain Box new location Grand Opening is Thursday, September 1 at 1410 Mill Street, Greensboro, NC 27408. The Bargain Box has relocated from downtown Greensboro to Midtown for ease of accessibility for its donors, customers and members of the Junior League of Greensboro. The new location is part of the Westover Gallery of Shops, owned by developer Marty Kotis. The boutique style high-end thrift store has undergone rebranding in the relocation process. The store has released a new logo and is underway on a new and improved website. Community donations and purchases make all the difference; the Bargain Box offers high-quality, secondhand clothing for men, women, and children, as well as a small home goods section. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 10am – 6pm and Saturday from 10am – 4pm. The Bargain Box will be open and operating under normal hours as well as accepting donations starting September 1, 2016.

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About the Bargain Box: 

Established in 1947, the Bargain Box is a thrift store specializing in high quality clothing and home goods, with proceeds supporting the Junior League of Greensboro community projects. The Bargain Box of Greensboro has helped fund almost 3 million dollars’ worth of community projects in its 69 year of operation. As the largest continuous fundraiser for the Junior League of Greensboro, the Bargain Box has played a major part of the League’s legacy and its ability to impact the community.

About the Junior League of Greensboro: 

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Greensboro has contributed more than $3 million in its 86-year history, with more than $2 million contributed in the last 10 years.

Big Thank You to Sponsors Ahead of 2016 Women’s Leadership Summit

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mackenzie Lyons

marketingandpr@juniorleagueofgreensboro.org

April 15, 2016

 

Big Thank You to Sponsors Ahead of 2016 Women’s Leadership Summit

 

Greensboro, N.C. – The Junior League of Greensboro thanks each of the corporate and individual sponsors of the 2016 Women’s Leadership Summit for their generous support of the event and the mission of the Junior League. The conference will take place Tuesday, April 19 at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro, NC. Its purpose is twofold; to develop the potential of women and to raise money for the mission of the Junior League, including the community impact work at Cone Elementary School.

Through the generosity and support of sponsors, the Junior League of Greensboro will be able to provide grants to community partner agencies invested in Cone Elementary, continue the work to develop women civic leaders and promote voluntarism in the Greater Greensboro community. Each sponsor has contributed to the success of this event and will be sending attendees.

The event will feature leadership experts from across the country, including keynote speaker, Jennifer Pharr Davis. The speakers will help to educate and develop women of all ages and industries during various sessions throughout the day.

Without the following sponsors the Summit would not be possible:

 

Sponsors:

The Fresh Market

Ralph Lauren

BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina

Volvo

The Cemala Foundation

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Itg Brands

Ameriprise Financial

Bank of North Carolina

Carolina Bank

Swoozie’s

Greensboro Day School

HondaJet

Ward Black Law

Well Spring Retirement Community

Jeri K. D’Lugin, JD, CLU, AEP

The Clifford Division

Charles Aris

Exhibiting Sponsors:

Anna Paschal Photography

The University of North Carolina Greensboro Bryan School of Business and Economics

 

About the Junior League of Greensboro:

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Greensboro has contributed more than $3 million in its 86-year history, with more than $2 million contributed in the last 10 years.

Women’s Leadership Summit

 

Greensboro-NC– The Junior League of Greensboro looks forward to hearing from a list of fantastic speakers at the 6th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit. A day dedicated to developing the potential of women, will take place Tuesday, April 19 at Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro, NC. The event and speaker sessions will feature leadership experts from across the country to help educate and develop women as well as raise money for the mission of the Junior League of Greensboro.

Jane Fernandes will be the Opening Plenary speaker for this year’s Women’s Leadership Summit. Jane is the ninth president of Guilford College and the first deaf woman to lead an American college or university. Jane’s leadership is guiding the college through curricular and administrative innovation to continue developing Guilford College reputation as a “college of excellence.”

Breakout speaker, Lanie Pope, chief meteorologist at WXII 12 News will be a highlighted speaker. A graduate of Mississippi State University, Lanie has been honored numerous awards throughout her extensive career.   We look forward to hearing her story, as she shares about her passion for not only weather, but also mission to put an end to Alzhemier’s disease, a subject close to home for Lanie.

Michelle-Gethers Clark, the CEO & President of United Way of Greensboro will also be speaking on April 19. Through her work, Michelle is dedicated to collaborating within the community to break the cycle of poverty. Her successful career spans 30 years & many roles, and is recent author of a published book entitled The Next Level, sharing her perspective on leadership.

Join the Junior League of Greensboro on Tuesday, April 19 for a day-long conference open to all women in the community to engage & learn from recognized & respected women leaders.

The Junior League of Greensboro looks forward to hearing from all of the fantastic speakers on April 19! More information about speakers and event can be found on the Summit website JLGWomenSummit.org

Breakout Speakers:

Jane Fernandes

Michelle-Gethers Clark

Martha Kaley

Leigh-Anne Royster

Ashlee Jenkins & Emily Smith

Lanie Pope

Parker White

Terri Maultsby

Angie Burleyson

 

About the Junior League of Greensboro:

The Junior League of Greensboro is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information about the Junior League of Greensboro, please call 336.852.5542 or visit our website at www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org.

 

Women’s Leadership Conference to be Held at Grandover Resort on 4.19.2016

March 11, 2016

 

Women’s Leadership Conference to be Held at Grandover Resort on 4.19.2016

Greensboro, NC – The Junior League of Greensboro announces Jennifer Pharr Davis as the Keynote Speaker of the 6th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit to be held April 19, 2016. An adventure hiker with a strong message, Davis will share the challenges she encountered and how she set the record of “fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail.”

The Junior League of Greensboro believes that passion and hard work make lasting community change, and that our community is strengthened through developing the potential of women. As an author, hiker and adventurer, Davis has experienced the impact of such involvement and will share her passion for the outdoors and wellbeing, a passion paralleled by the Junior League of Greensboro.

Dedicated to developing the potential of women, the Women’s Leadership Summit will be held on April 19nd, 2014 2016 at Grandover Resort and is open to all women in the community. The daylong leadership development conference will also include other recognized and respected leaders as featured speakers who will educate and develop women of all ages and industries in various sessions throughout the day.

Information about speakers & the event can be found on the website at JLGWomenSummit.org

 

About Jennifer Pharr Davis

 Jennifer Pharr Davis is a hiker, author, adventure speaker, and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. She has covered over 12,000 miles of long distance trails on six different continents and has hiked with her husband and two year old daughter in all fifty states.

In 2011, Jennifer covered the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail in forty-six days, eleven hours, and twenty minutes, maintaining a remarkable average of forty-seven miles per day. By doing this, she claimed the overall (male or female) fastest known time on the “A.T.” and became the first woman to set that mark. Since that time, her A.T. record has held up against numerous male challengers. Her Appalachian Trail record was voted Ultrarunning Magazine’s Female Performance of 2011.

Her adventures have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post and on NPR’s Talk of the Nation. She has appeared on national television shows such as CNN Headline News, Fox and Friends, the CBS Early Show and the 700 Club.

Jennifer has written five books, including three North Carolina guidebooks and two hiking memoirs called Becoming Odyssa and Called Again. She has also written articles for Blue Ridge Outdoors and Trail Runner magazines and has contributed to articles in Backpacker, Men’s Journal, and National Geographic Adventure.

Jennifer is the founder and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company, a guiding service that strives “to make the wilderness accessible and enjoyable” for hikers of all ages, genders, and ability levels. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband Brew and their two year-old daughter Charley.

 

About the Junior League of Greensboro

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. 

Celebrating its 86th year, the Junior League of Greensboro has contributed more than $3 million in its 85-year history, with more than $2 million contributed in the last 10 years.

Touch a Truck

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mackenzie Lyons

marketingandpr@juniorleagueofgreensboro.org

September 20, 2015

 

Fuel YOUR Child’s Future at the Sixth Annual Touch a Truck

A chance for children to climb, touch, play and explore life-size trucks 

Greensboro, N.C. – The Junior League of Greensboro is excited to announce its Sixth Annual Touch a Truck, to be held Sunday, October 11. From 12 to 4 PM, dozens of trucks will fill The Fresh Market parking lot off New Garden Road.

Touch a Truck is a family-friendly event that offers hands-on learning for children, primarily between the ages of two and eight years old. The Junior League of Greensboro recognizes that unrestricted play is essential for healthy cognitive development in children. That is why children will be allowed to use their imaginations, all while learning on some of their favorite trucks. Children will not only get to experience life as a firefighter or a police officer, but will also have the chance to meet real firefighters, policemen and others who serve our community every day.

In addition to this, there will be dozens of activities to help “fuel” your child’s future. They will learn about healthy living, play games, ride ponies, climb Jacob’s Ladder, jump in the bounce house, pet animals and dance to the music of DJ Funkmaster. There will also be some very popular guests present. Anna & Olaf (from the hit animated movie Frozen), Disney Princesses Belle & Snow White, and Peter Pan will be celebrating Touch a Truck along with Doc McStuffins, Dora the Explorer and Bob the Builder.

“The Junior League of Greensboro is so excited to host Touch a Truck for the sixth year!” said Stephanie Clifford, Junior League of Greensboro President 2015-2016. “Our volunteers have been hard at work putting together a fun afternoon for the children and families in our community and can’t wait for everyone to see the trucks and attractions at this year’s event. We look forward to welcoming everyone on Oct. 11th!”

Tickets are $5 each. The League is also offering a family five-pack for $20. That deal is only available prior to the event. Tickets are required for some of the activities. They can be purchased by going online to: www.JuniorLeagueofGreensboro.org or at the gate the day of the event.

Proceeds from Touch a Truck benefit the Junior League of Greensboro’s mission and its partnership with Cone Elementary, a Title I school located in northeast Greensboro. In 2013, the League launched a multi-year partnership with the school in an attempt to make significant and lasting changes within its walls. Cone Elementary has been identified by North Carolina as an academic priority school because of low proficiency levels.

 

About the Junior League of Greensboro:

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Greensboro has contributed more than $3 million in its 86-year history, with more than $2 million contributed in the last 10 years.