Corporate Sponsors

The Center for Private Business depends greatly on the support of the corporate community and generous individuals. Sponsorship gifts enable the Center to provide quality programming to members at a relatively low cost, making resources available to businesses of all size, age and industry.

Learn more about levels and benefits of sponsorship…


  • May bring clients as guests to Center events
  • May share three non-CPB events that they are hosting each year with Center members through our weekly e-blast
  • Will be listed in the Center’s membership directory
  • May be eligible to participate in a Business Leader Forum group
  • May be a part of the Resource Hub and listed in the Professional Services Registry

$5,000 – $10,000/year

Receive all benefits of $3,000 level, plus:

  • May submit a proposal to present as a subject matter expert at a Center event
  • May submit up to five relevant articles to be included in the Center’s weekly e-blast
  • Logo recognition in all weekly e-blasts, at events and on the Center’s website


Receive all benefits of $3,000 and $10,000 levels, plus:

  • Will have the opportunity to speak at a Center event at least once every two years. Mutually agreed upon topic, date and location required
  • Receive verbal recognition at all Center events
  • Logo recognition in all weekly e-blasts, at events and on the Center’s website
  • Have a company representative serve on the Executive Committee, meeting three or four times per year






Friends of the Center

Stan & Liz Kelly

Randall & Claire Tuttle

Ragan & Dara Folan

Drew & Kelley Hancock

Ed & Nancy Pleasants

Graham Bennett

John & Brenda Woodcock

Don & Robbin Flow

Ed Weisiger


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Executive Committee

Sponsors who support the Center at a significant level are asked to have a company representative serve on the Executive Committee with key volunteer leaders from the Center for Private Business.

Stan Kelly

Chair, Center for Private Business

Drew Hancock

Vice-Chair, Center for Private Business

Todd Johnson

Vice-President, Wake Forest University

Frank Holding

CEO, First Citizens Bank

Don Flow

Chairman & CEO, Flow Automotive Companies

David Weaver

Senior Executive Vice President, Truist

Steve Crist

Vice-President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC

Thomas Boothby

Market Managing Partner, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

So what’s next?

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