Durham Chamber Honors Goodmon With Civic Award

Durham Chamber Honors Goodmon With Civic Award

Award presentation
2006 Chamber Board Chair MaryAnn E. Black (right) presents Jim Goodmon with the Civic Honor Award.

CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon has once again been honored for his dedication to and support of the Bull City.   The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce presented its Civic Honor Award to Goodmon at the Chamber’s 2007 Annual Meeting.

Themed “Celebrating the Connection:  From Parrish Street to Wall Street,” the evening event took place on Monday, February 5th at the Durham Civic Center in downtown.

The Chamber first presented the Civic Honor Award in 1933.  The 2007 selection honored Goodmon for being “a major contributor to Durham and the Triangle region for many years, devoting time, energy and financial support to many initiatives and projects to help make the region a better place to live and work.”

CBC table
Fellow CBC’ers attend the event to see Goodmon receive the Civic Honor Award.
Jim Goodmon
Jim Goodmon speaks of his continuing vision for downtown Durham.

Goodmon was awarded for contributions to Durham such as a new ballpark for the Durham Bulls, the renovation and restoration of American Tobacco from an abandoned set of warehouses to a thriving business and social center, and support for a performing arts center that will soon be built downtown. 

The award also honored his contributions to the Triangle as a whole region, such as helping create Smart Start and the High Five Partnership to help Triangle students succeed, and more.

The Durham Chamber also recognized Goodmon as a visionary.

The award citation in part reads, “But what Jim Goodmon sees as the future of the Triangle Region and the communities in which he lives and does business, and how he brings vision to reality, is what we also celebrate and recognize today.”

L. Gordon Crovitz
Wall Street Journal publisher L. Gordon Crovitz talks about new media and the digital age for his keynote address.

“He does not have to invest in helping Durham be all it can be; he chooses to share his vision with us and partners with us to enhance Durham, to help make it a place where people gather as friends and colleagues  working on common goals and taking pride in our accomplishments.”

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