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Innovation & Cinema Sparking Conversation with Film

Lawren Desai was interested in starting a film series. The owner of a/perture cinema in downtown Winston-Salem, Desai admired Science on Screen, which began in 2005 at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, Massachusetts. In that series, movies serve as jumping-off points for experts to…

Krankies Perks Up: A Facelift and a Full Menu

Krankies Coffee is more than a place to get a cup of joe. It has served as a community hub in Winston-Salem for 13 years and is widely known for its freshly made baked goods, distinctive beer and wine lists, displays of works by local…

Annual Robot Fun Run Connects Kids to STEM

“Three, two, one, Lego!” was the mantra voiced again and again by Andy Kraft. Kraft, program manager of K-12 social studies for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, served as the master of ceremonies and play-by-play announcer at the third Robot Fun Run Community Challenge, held June 19…

Winston Factory Lofts: A Lifestyle with Legs

Winston Factory Lofts is a hot commodity. The two historic industrial structures that make up the complex were fully occupied less than a year after opening. And vacancies are short-lived, according to Amy Foster, property manager. Winston Factory Lofts comprises Phase 1, located at 675…

Forsyth Tech Helps Local Businesses Prosper

Forsyth Tech at Innovation Quarter means business. As the home of Forsyth Technical Community College’s Business & Industry Services department, the school’s 24,000-square-foot suite in the 525@vine building is the site of leadership training classes, workforce development programs, entrepreneurship seminars and numerous other activities designed…

New Facility Benefits Students

It wasn't exactly a long-distance move. Only a few blocks, actually. But it definitely marked a major step forward for the nationally ranked Department of Physician Assistant Studies. Earlier this year, Physician Assistant Studies' faculty, staff and students relocated from cramped quarters on North Chestnut…

Plant 64 Welcomes Residents

Construction crews are still on the scene at Plant 64. But now so are residents. Plant 64 Loft Apartment Homes – the major element in the latest revitalization project in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and the largest residential development within its boundaries – welcomed its…

Flywheel Co-working Space Now Open

It's not just a place for people to work. It's a place where collaboration collides with innovation, turning ideas into reality. "We're all about having a community here," said Alicia Hardin, chief operating officer of Flywheel, the co-working innovation space located in the 525@vine building…

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