Jim Goodmon Receives Thad Eure, Jr. Memorial Award

Jim Goodmon Receives Thad Eure, Jr. Memorial Award

Eddie A. Albertson,
Chairman, GRCVB
presents award to
James F. Goodmon,
CBC President & CEO

The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau presented its most prestigious award to Capitol Broadcasting Company President & CEO Jim Goodmon at its annual luncheon on Thursday, July 27. The Thad Eure, Jr. Memorial Award annually honors an individual who has made a significant contribution to the Wake County hospitality industry during the past fiscal year.

Goodmon received the honor because of his contributions to and leadership of the Special Olympics World Summer Games, the CIAA Basketball Tournament and the Festival Rodin. The Bureau also cited his ongoing generous contributions to the hospitality industry.

The award itself is a 21-inch bronze sculpture of Sir Walter Raleigh, a replica of the statue on the Fayetteville Street Mall downtown, across from the Capitol Building. Goodmon will keep the statuette, sculpted by Italian Bruno Lucchesi, for one year, at which time it will be passed on to the next recipient.

Jim Goodmon emphasizes the importance of Community involvement and participation.

The Thad Eure, Jr. Memorial Award was established to honor the memory of the Triangle legend for whom the award is named. Eure is best known as the owner of the Angus Barn, but also launched other successful Triangle restaurants, including the 42nd Street Oyster Bar in downtown Raleigh. The Bureau described Eure as “a hospitality industry leader and advocate to establishing a local convention and visitors bureau.” At the time of his death in 1988, Eure was serving as vice chairman of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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