Annual Goodmon Awards Honor Regional Thinking

Goodmon Awards
CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon congratulates the winners of the 2011 Goodmon Awards from Leadership Triangle.
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Triangle leaders converged on American Tobacco’s Bay 7 in Durham on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, to celebrate regional thinking.   Leadership Triangle honored several individuals and groups with the Goodmon Awards, named for CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon. 

The sold out event, sponsored by the Carolina Hurricanes and Compuware, included both live and silent auctions to benefit Leadership Triangle, a non-profit organization that promotes regionalism and trains executives, citizens and college students to be leaders in our community.

The theme for the event was Spotlight on Triangle Diversity.

The 2011 Goodmon Award winners include:

  • Organization:  TROSA
  • Individual:  Dennis Gaddy, executive director of Community Success
  • Public Official:  Mike Woodard, Durham City Council member
  • Outstanding Goodmon Fellow:  Robyn Fehrman
  • Partnership:  The Falls Lake Stakeholder Project
Michael Goodmon & Loretta Harper-Arnold
ATC’s Michael Goodmon (left) & WRAL-TV’s Loretta Harper-Arnold enjoy the antics during the silent & live auctions.

Goodmon spoke after the awards presentation quoting Richard Florida, “Diversity is the key to the future success of our communities.”

He challenged the group to “wake up every morning mad about something.  Speak your truth about that and make sure people know what you think about it.”

“I know that makes people uncomfortable, but I decided somebody has to do it,” Goodmon said of speaking up.  “A while back I decided to speak truth to the justice.”

Kevin McDonald & Jim Goodmon
CBC’s Jim Goodmon (right) presents the Godomon Award for an Organization to Trosa’s Founder Kevin McDonald.

Goodmon cited the evening’s award winners of an example of people who work for change and get up and do something about what they see and what they care about.

Crooks Corner put together the family-style meal.  Burts Bees and GlaxoSmithKline sponsored the pre-gala reception.

CBC and FOX 50 both were sponsors of the Goodmon Awards Gala.  Various CBC’ers volunteered on different aspects of the event as well.

  • Watch the WRAL-TV News Story here


2011 Goodmon Awards Gala

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