Downtown Durham, Inc. Awards FOX50 & CBC Corporate General Counsel

Downtown Durham, Inc. Awards FOX50 & CBC Corporate General Counsel
CBC President & CEO Gives Keynote Address

On Friday, September 20, 2002, the Downtown Durham, Inc. held its annual breakfast with CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon as the keynote speaker. The organization also presented awards to CBC General Counsel Mike Hill and WRAZ-TV/FOX50.

Jim Goodmon challenges the group to think big.
CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon gave the keynote address.
Mike Hill gets congratulations from George Habel & Paul Pope
CBC VP & General Counsel Mike Hill (left) gets congratulations from other CBC VP’s, George Habel (center) & Paul Pope.
Bill Kalkhof & Jim Goodmon with the Governor's Cup
Goodmon (right) & DDI President Bill Kalkhof check out the Bulls’ Governor’s Cup.

Hill received the Downtown Durham, Inc. Visionary Award, presented each year to an individual whose vision has had a tremendous and positive impact on Durham’s downtown district. Hill was recognized for helping build the expansion to the Durham Bulls Ballpark and the Diamond View office building in right field. DDI also recognized his work with the renovations at the American Tobacco Complex. Award presenter and DDI President Bill Kalkhof praised Hill for understanding “the big picture.” Goodmon won the same award in 1999.

FOX50 received the Outstanding Community Partner Award for its work in assisting DDI in promoting the Bull City. FOX50 staffers created a PSA for the organization, which now runs on the station and is also used by Downtown Durham, Inc. as a promotional tool.

Jim Goodmon receives a proclamation from Mayor Bell.
Jim Goodmon (left) receives a proclamation for the Durham Bulls from Durham Mayor Bill Bell.

FOX50 won the Community Partner Award for creating a PSA for Downtown Durham Inc.


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Evelyn Booker & Joanne Stanley
FOX50’s Evelyn Booker (left) & Joanne Stanley attended the breakfast at which FOX50 received a Community Partner Award.

Goodmon provided the keynote address, asking the crowd to think ahead ten years and determine what changes and growth they would want to see in Durham at that time. He stated that Durham is “perfectly located for the future of the Triangle.” He challenged the group that all must be committed to doing the necessary work in downtown Durham.

The Durham Bulls also received special recognition at the breakfast. To lead off the event, Durham Mayor Bill Bell read a proclamation naming Friday, September 20, 2002, as Durham Bulls Day in honor of the teams’ winning the Governor’s Cup of the International League. Wool E. Bull brought the Governor’s Cup itself by to be displayed up front during the gathering.

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