Over the past 30 years The Fresh Market has made it their goal to set themselves apart from the rest. The founders wanted to create a space that focused on the value of supporting local growers and charities, while offering the freshest and most delicious foods possible. By providing their customers with a warm and inviting shopping experience, The Fresh Market is more than just a store – it’s part of a community. We would like to thank The Fresh Market for increasing their sponsorship this year to a Founder Level.
Investment firm Davenport & Company LLC returns as a Founder Level Sponsor again this year. The firm has been involved with the Kirkwood 5k and BackPack Beginnings since 2010. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, with a branch office in Greensboro, Davenport & Company LLC is a full-service firm that offers a wide range of investment services, including stocks and bond brokerage, investment management, research, financial planning, insurance, public finance and corporate finance services.
Just as BackPack Beginnings works to better the community, so too does Davenport & Company LLC. As an employee owned firm, Davenport & Company and their more than 400 associates have been giving back to the communities in which they live and work over the course of their 150+ year history. As a firm, they are able to offer support through both monetary contributions and volunteer efforts. Through their community outreach program, Davenport Shares, they are proud to support charitable 501(c)3 organizations that provide life-enhancing services in their neighborhoods. Thus the pairing of Davenport & Company LLC and the Kirkwood 5K is obviously a great match- two community minded groups working together for the greater good!
Maxie B's Bakery & Dessert Café will be joining the Kirkwood 5K again in 2017 as a sponsor. As in the past, Maxie B's will generously donate 10% of their race day sales to BackPack Beginnings! Run the race, then head over to Maxie B's to replenish those lost calories with cakes & cupcakes. Treat yourself and a friend!
We are so grateful that Verizon Cellular is once again a Founder Level Sponsor of the Kirkwood 5K.
Cellular Sales is an exclusive premium retailer for Verizon Wireless products and services. Currently, they're 600 stores strong in 34 states with over 5,000 employees and growing. Since 1993, they've experienced 23 years of consecutive positive growth. they owe their success to a simple and unrelenting focus on total customer satisfaction. This dedication to their customers has become their corporate mission, and is the backbone of their success.
If you are looking for new cellular service - please see the friendly folks at Verizon Authorized Retailer - Cellular Sales.
We are so grateful for Charles Aris Inc., which for six years running has served as the Presenting Sponsor of the Kirkwood 5K.
Charles Aris Inc. knows how to identify world-class leadership talent. With nearly a half century of experience and expertise, they have one of the most comprehensive databases of candidates in the executive search industry — and they're constantly adding to it. Most of their recruiters joined Charles Aris Inc. after successful careers in their industries of focus. So whether your business ranges from industrial products or consumer packaged goods to healthcare or professional services, the Charles Aris team has the knowledge and access to understand and solve your talent needs.
They know where to find qualified, available and interested talent. More importantly, they know how to get it to you. For every position, they follow their time-tested and highly effective Priority Search Process, a 14-step approach that identifies, qualifies and delivers the talent you need. How do they know it works? The answer is simple: 2.9 to 1. For every 2.9 candidates they put in front of clients, one of them is hired. That means you save time and money.
Ensuring that candidates have the right technical skills is just half the answer. It's equally important that they fit your culture — and the Charles Aris team makes sure they will. They match candidates' skills with the core competencies of critical roles in your company, then match candidates' individual traits with your organization's unique culture. Details matter. The Charles Aris team’s deliverables demonstrate their commitment to getting things right. You also receive an in-depth scorecard detailing the background, strengths and weaknesses of every candidate they formally present to you. You will know exactly where your search stands from start to finish.
We can’t thank the Charles Aris team enough for their support of the K5K. Be sure to keep them in mind for your talent search and recruiting needs!
Maxie B's is Awfully Sweet to Come Back for More. Maxie B's Bakery & Dessert Café will be joining the Kirkwood 5K again in 20163 as a sponsor. As in the past, Maxie B's will generously donate 10% of their race day sales to BackPack Beginnings! Run the race, then head over to Maxie B's to replenish those lost calories with cakes & cupcakes. Treat yourself and a friend!
Fleet Feet Sports, the local go-to store for all things running, returns again this year as a Kirkwood 5K sponsor. Fleet Feet has done a wonderful job over the years of being involved with the Greensboro running community, whether it is providing excellent service and knowledge to a novice through advanced runner; encouraging runners new and old to get out and lace up through their weekly community runs; or by being involved in sponsoring many local races.
Owner John Dewey and his team have been strong supporters of both the Kirkwood 5K and BackPack Beginnings. And for all your running needs be sure to stop by their Greensboro or High Point store to get friendly, knowledgeable assistance. Then toe the starting line in your sharpest duds and new expertly fitted kicks!
Today we are highlighting Kirkwood 5K sponsor Triad Commercial. They are one of our new sponsors this year, and we are so grateful for their support!
Triad Commercial, which was founded in 1999, specializes in office and industrial brokerage and advisory services for corporate and institutional clients. The company handles a variety of services including representation for tenants, landlords and buyers, in addition to property disposition, sale/leaseback transactions, portfolio review, and analysis (market analysis and build-to-suit analysis). They represent clients across the United States as well as select international assignments.
Thank you, Triad Commercial, for your support of the Kirkwood 5K and BackPack Beginnings!
We are excited to welcome back our friends at Civils DDS as a sponsor for the 2016 Kirkwood 5K!
Dr. David Civils is able to provide comprehensive family and cosmetic dental care to people of all ages. According to their website, "OUR GOAL is to continue to operate with the same caring, conservative philosophies that have embodied this practice since 1949. Your dental treatment will include the most advanced restorations available, tailored to your specific needs."
They keep us smiling with their continued support!
We welcome back with open arms Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa of Greensboro as a sponsor for the 2016 Kirkwood 5K. There is nothing quite so relaxing as a massage after running 3.1 miles, so after you cross the finish line, keep on running until you get to Hand & Stone at the Shops at Friendly Center.
Hand & Stone focuses on health and wellness while pampering your mind and body with our signature services. They aspire to be known for their quality, relaxation, friendliness and professionalism in addition to their contributions to the community.