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Virtual: MWBE Businesses and the Shared-Use Kitchen at the Enterprise Center
September 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MWBE Businesses can benefit from using the Enterprise Center Shared-Use Kitchen. We will discuss entrepreneurial endeavors, opportunities, resources and starting after Covid. Learn how the Enterprise Center can help you scale your business.
About The Enterprise Center Shared-Use Kitchen:
The Enterprise Shared-Use kitchen is a fully licensed, permitted commercial facility to help support and build food entrepreneurs. The kitchen is a state-of-the-art space for lease and is the perfect place for food artisans, chefs, and bakers to prepare and create quality items for purchase.
About the Speaker:
Telissa Fair Ward felt compelled to follow in her parent’s footsteps by watching them become beacons of light in their communities growing up with her siblings. As the oldest of seven, she is the caretaker and leader of the family. She promised her mother she would take care of her siblings.
Telissa opened her women’s clothing store in July 2007 named Destiny’s Wardrobe Boutique and she’s dressed many prominent women over the years including Dr. Rosalind Fuse-Hall-former President of Bennett College, Radio personality, Anita Dean-Arnette, and Mrs. Denise Robinson the First Lady of Winston-Salem State University.
Her love for entrepreneurship found herself wanting to help others in the community by joining several organizations;
• Piedmont Black Chamber of Commerce-Founding Board member
• Spirit, Body & Soul-501c3-Founding member and Chair of Fundraising-connects the community with resources from her church; a Community Garden, Backpack Food program, and Bookworms.
• Member & Trustee of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem- President of Hospitality Committee, Chair of the Black History Program for the month of February.
• Member of Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc. Philo Affiliate since 2018
• Washington Street Business Association Founding Board Member and Secretary since 2009. Membership Chair and Unity Festival Committee.
Telissa’s current employment allows her to combine her love of food, entrepreneurship and community in her role as Kitchen Coordinator of the only permitted shared-use commercial kitchen in Triad NC.
Ultimately, her first love is for her husband of 23 years, Thomas Ward, and their son Arthur, who’s a sophomore in college.