Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States. Its Electric Utilities and Infrastructure business unit serves approximately 7.5 million customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest. The company’s Gas Utilities and Infrastructure business unit distributes natural gas to approximately 1.6 million customers in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Its Commercial Renewables business unit operates a growing renewable energy portfolio across the United States.
ElectriCities of NC
ElectriCities provides customer service and safety training, emergency and technical assistance, communications, government affairs and legal services. Through consolidation of these services, members save their customers the expense of administering these functions locally. ElectriCities also provides management services to the state’s two municipal Power Agencies: North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 (NCMPA1) and North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA). Most member cities have been in the electric business for 100 years or more.
Founded in 1979, McAdams is a full-service civil engineering, land planning, landscape architecture and geomatics firm located in Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina. McAdams built its reputation throughout the industry over 38 years by delivering unmatched expertise and unwavering commitment to clients in a variety of markets including municipal, education, healthcare, as well as commercial and residential development. The firm is comprised of over 170 professionals including 51 professional engineers and engineering designers, 10 registered landscape architects, four certified planners, 10 professional land surveyors, seven LEED® certified professionals and one licensed geologist. Within our Public-Sector division, we have experts who specialize in strategic planning, downtown masterplans, streetscape design, stormwater and utility design, and a full suite of complementary services to complete your Main Street project. We have organized ourselves to provide a full array of services so that we can control quality and delivery schedule to the maximum extent.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation protects significant places representing our diverse cultural experience by taking direct action and inspiring broad public support. The 2018 NC Main Street Conference keynote speaker has been funded by a grant from the Terence L. Mills Fund for North and South Carolina of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
North Carolina Downtown Development Association (NCDDA)
The North Carolina Downtown Development Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization comprised of a 21-member volunteer board of directors, which meets quarterly. Members include downtown development managers, coordinators and Main Street managers; economic developers; town planners; town managers; architects; landscape architects; developers; and other professions related to the advancement of North Carolina’s downtowns.
Stewart is a design, engineering and planning firm with offices in Raleigh, Durham, and Charlotte, North Carolina. With a unique collaborative cross-discipline approach that results in stronger and more creative solutions, Stewart offers a full range of services to meet the needs of our clients, through seven Practice Areas, including: Planning & Design, Bicycle & Pedestrian Design, Geotechnical and Construction Services, Transportation, Geomatics, Structural Engineering, and Sports and Events. The firm is a certified Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) with the State of North Carolina and a certified Small Professional Services Firm (SPSF) with the North Carolina Department of Transportation. We strive to improve communities by fulfilling our clients’ visions through a creative, thoughtful, and collaborative approach.
Amico Brand Design
Is your community or downtown organization struggling to develop a brand? Do you find it difficult to clearly define the attributes and assets of your community? Amico Brand Design works with small communities to create authentic, realistic and sustainable brands. We work with leaders who want a collaborative approach to build the identity of their community. We listen to business owners, residents, and stakeholders about their experience and perceptions. We help identify partners within the community that can help move the effort forward. We provide a detailed map, aligned with the Main Street Four Point TM approach, to enable our clients to build and maintain their brands. The process of creating a brand and identity can also be an excellent way of building community. It can rekindle pride, build morale, energize people and renew commitment, yielding benefits that help achieve your goals and sustain your brand.
Our work is thoughtful and grounded, with a focused approach to problem-solving. We believe in good design that makes sense. After all, building community is what we do.
McGill Associates offers multi-disciplined consulting, engineering and landscape architecture services to clients throughout the Southeast. With more than 100 professional engineers and support staff in six regional offices (5 in NC), we bring innovative, real-world solutions to regional projects. Whether it’s civil, environmental or electrical engineering, planning, landscape architecture or public finance needs, McGill Associates has the expertise needed for any size project.
Mosca Design, Inc.
Mosca Design decorates Main Street with Christmas decorations and seasonal banners. We specialize in pole-mounted decor, banners and hardware, giant community Christmas trees, park displays and lighting events.
4401 Creedmoor Rd
Raleigh, NC 27612
On the Web: www.nationwide.com
Our evolution from a regional auto insurer to a premier financial service, business, and personal solutions company didn’t happen by chance. Rather, it happened because our members had new and more complex needs and we flexed to serve them. At Nationwide, we create lasting change in our communities with a focused approach combining philanthropy, volunteerism and workplace giving. But what really sets us apart from other companies is the dedication of our associates and the deep relationships with our national partners that make a real impact across the country. We’re making solid gains and are well on our way to becoming a truly different American company — one that meets the needs of the many sides of its members, communities, and partners as a part of its core mission.
NC Electric Cooperatives
3400 Sumner Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27616
On the Web: www.ncemcs.com
North Carolina’s electric cooperatives provide reliable, safe and affordable energy and related services to more than 950-thousand households and businesses in 93 of North Carolina’s 100 counties.
Rivers & Associates
Rivers & Associates, Inc. proudly announces that Allison Platt, PLA, ASLA of Allison Platt & Associates has joined with Rivers & Associates as of December 1, 2017. Rivers & Associates, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm founded in Greenville, NC celebrates its 100th Anniversary throughout 2018. With each successive generation, the company has grown and added complementary services to an expanding client base. However, the same guiding principles exist 100 years later – to be a leader in North Carolina with specialized expertise across specific market sectors. Rivers’ provides engineering, planning, surveying and landscape architecture services to local, state and federal government, medical and educational institutions, residential and commercial development, and industry. With primary target market sectors of Land Development, Institutions, Utility Infrastructure, Transportation, Parks & Recreation, and Urban Planning & Design, our extensive project portfolio can be reviewed at www.riversandassociates.com. Allison Platt’s impressive project portfolio can be reviewed at www.allisonplattandassociates.com.
Small Town Soul
Living in Rural America for most of our lives, our souls belong to small towns and the people that make them such amazing places to live. At Small Town Soul, we work directly with town leaders, small business owners, and non-profits through mentoring and training to develop marketing strategies that get results. Our focus is on teaching you how to be market leaders and work within the often limited budgets you are given. We offer group training, monthly mentoring and variety of other marketing services including free monthly webinars on topics such as social media, building a website, and Google Analytics. At Small Town Soul we are dedicated to helping rural towns and small businesses reinvent themselves and thrive.
The Wooten Company
Communities across the Carolinas depend on well-designed infrastructure to address today’s demand and anticipate future growth. Since 1936, The Wooten Company is proud to have provided the engineering, architectural, and geomatics services essential to creating great places to live, work and raise a family.
West Depot Architecture
Founded in the vibrant Main Street communities of Beaufort, SC, and Elkin, NC, West Depot Architecture is a natural partner for your Main Street project. At West Depot Architecture, we have worked with both the private and public sectors on Event Spaces, Restaurants, Theaters, Colleges, Office Upfits, Historic Mill Renovations and Residential Projects. Our expertise and a strong background working with historic structures, along with our hands-on approach to consulting, gives our clients the best opportunity for success. Having won Main Street Awards for Best Adaptive Reuse Project and Best New Construction Project in a Historic District, we truly feel the pulse of Main Street. Come over and visit with us in the exhibitor space. We look forward to hearing about the growth taking place in your community!
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