Goodmon Receives Award From Durham Chamber

Goodmon Receives Award From Durham Chamber

MaryAnn Black & Jim Goodmon
Jim Goodmon received the Durham Chamber Award from MaryAnn Black.
Jim Goodmon & Stick Williams
Richard “Stick” Williams, 2002 Chairman of the Durham Chamber, congratulates Goodmon.

The Durham Chamber of Commerce presented one of two 2002 Civic Honor Awards to CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon at its 91st Annual Meeting at the Durham Civic Center on Wednesday, April 30, 2003. Duke University President Nan Keohane received the other coveted award.

Duke University Health Systems Director of Community Affairs MaryAnn Black made the presentation to Goodmon, calling him an “activist.” She said, “He has blazed a trail for innovative partnerships and refuses to accept the status quo. And he has anchored his company in community service.”

In accepting the award Goodmon said he has “no doubt that Durham can be the best place to live, work and play, and is the most diverse. I believe that can happen, but we’ve got a whole lot to do.

“We can do more as a region,” he said. “The sum is greater than the total.” He also commented that he felt he was only a custodian of the Durham Bulls and of the American Tobacco project, not an owner. “The Bulls and American Tobacco belong to the people of Durham,” he said.

Goodmon received accolades for spearheading the largest historic restoration project ever undertaken in North Carolina with his work on the American Tobacco campus in downtown Durham. The 16-acre property is currently being renovated for anchor tenants Duke University, GlaxoSmithKline, Compuware and McKinney & Silver. The finished project will also include additional office space for other tenants as well as retail and residence spaces.

Another CBC’er played a key role in the proceedings. American Tobacco Project General Manager Peter Anlyan was installed as the Durham Chamber’s 2003 Chairman. He served the past year as Chairman-Elect.

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