Several notable local business leaders and media personalities will participate when Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) hosts an Entrepreneur Summit on Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. in the Albert H. Anderson Conference center on the WSSU Campus.

Sponsored by WSSU’s University College and Lifelong Learning’s Office of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, the summit will focus on strategies for building a successful business. The speakers are successful entrepreneurs, whether as owners of small businesses, leaders of not-for-profit organizations, or media personalities whose entrepreneurship happens daily in the way they market their unique skills to find new opportunities.

Tracey McCain, WFMY 2 Good Morning Show field anchor, will serve as master of ceremonies.  Speakers include:  Skip Brown, First Community Bank Triad region president and founder of the former TriStone Community Bank; Algenon Cash, managing director at Wharton Gladden, a boutique real estate investment banking firm headquartered in Greensboro; Busta Brown, former WQMG radio personality;  Joy Cook,  director of strategic communications, Welfare Reform Liaison Project in Greensboro;  John Davenport, civil engineer consultant and former NCDOT engineer;  Andrew Dreyfuss, fund executive at Piedmont Angel Network (PAN),  an early stage committed capital fund based in the Triad;  Derwin Montgomery, Winston-Salem city councilman;  Nadia Moffett, Miss North Carolina USA 2010 and an active leader in the state; and Michael Suggs, executive director of Goler Community Development Corporation and former marketing and government relations executive with RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Read More.