Author: Michel'le Cathey, Experience Facilitator
Published: Monday, 04 Jan 2021
For Immediate Release
Junior Achievement of the Triad to honor Don Flow and Bobby Long
2021 Junior Achievement of the Triad Virtual Business Leaders Hall of Fame
(Greensboro) January 4, 2021 — Two of the Triad’s outstanding business and civic leaders, Don Flow (Flow Companies, Inc.) and Robert E. Long, Jr. (Piedmont Capital Partners, LLC) will be inducted into the Junior Achievement of the Triad Business Leaders Hall of Fame on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 held virtually live at 6:00 PM.
Junior Achievement of the Triad’s Business Leaders Hall of Fame is an annual event to recognize and honor the professional accomplishments of visionary business leaders who have shaped the Triad’s economic landscape. Honorees include inventors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, nonprofit leaders, and small business owners who share a commitment to excellence, as well as a passion and drive to achieve.
The Business Leaders Hall of Fame introduces inspirational role models to young people. These role models inspire students to prepare for the jobs of the future, develop the skills to achieve financial independence and cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset.
Mr. Flow and Mr. Long are leaders in the region, committed to seeing the Triad grow and become a dynamic prosperous place. As part of a larger community vision, JA is preparing the future workforce to propel the Triad’s economy forward. Together, we envision thriving talent generating sustainable economic growth for the region.
Don Flow is the Chairman and CEO of Flow Companies, which operates numerous automotive franchises and has won many awards. Mr. Flow is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and is former Chair of the Board of Trustees of Wake Forest University as well as former Chair of the Business School of Wake Forest University. He is also a member of the Board of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Culture and the McIntire School of Business at the University of Virginia. He serves as the Chair of the Winston-Salem Alliance and is the Co-Chair of the Piedmont Triad Partnership. He is past Chair of Winston-Salem Business Inc. and was a previous member of the Board of Trustees of the UNC School of the Arts. Mr. Flow currently serves as a member of two Governor's Commissions: My Future N.C. for Education and the N.C. Business Council. Mr. Flow has received the Winston-Salem Foundation Award and the United Way of Forsyth County’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award. The Boy Scouts of America honored him with their Distinguished Citizens Award. Mr. Flow is currently Chairman of the Board for the Winston-Salem Open ATP Tennis Tournament.
Robert E. Long Jr. is a Partner with Piedmont Capital Partners, LLC, which builds companies resulting from Technology Innovations from Academia. Their investment portfolio includes 3D printing, energy, healthcare and software companies. Mr. Long has been and remains active in professional and civic groups. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation which manages the Wyndham Golf Championship and is the Co-Chair of the Piedmont Triad Partnership. He serves on the Board of the Bryan Foundation, the Workday Advisory Board, the Board of Carbon, and the First Tee Board of Governors. Mr. Long also serves on the Elon University Board of Trustees and the Elon University School of Law Board of Advisors.
Junior Achievement of the Triad has partnered with two Triad restaurants to offer dinner for this virtual event - Quanto Basta in Winston-Salem and Chez Genèse in Greensboro. Both restaurants are offering a choice of entrée that includes an appetizer and a dessert. When you purchase dinner with either restaurant, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Junior Achievement of the Triad. Registration and dinner orders can be made at http://bit.ly/2021HallofFame. Dinner orders must be placed by January 12, 2021.
Registration is required to receive the link to the live event. Registration is open until January 25, 2021. For questions about the Business Leaders Hall of Fame contact Michel’le Cathey, Experience Facilitator at Mich@triadja.org or visit the website at www.triadja.org
About Junior Achievement of the Triad
Junior Achievement of the Triad (JA) is a for impact organization dedicated to empowering young people to believe in themselves and own their economic success. Junior Achievement is preparing the future workforce that is vital to our region’s success in the global economy. To ensure education and workforce development efforts fulfill the future needs of the community, JA is leveraging our expertise in collaboration with local school and business partners. JA’s focus is reaching 35,000 K-8th grade students in the Triad annually by 2023 by delivering programs that align with industry needs, building awareness around the diverse career opportunities in the Triad and focusing on entrepreneurship to expand the culture of innovation. For more information, visit www.triadja.org