Council For Entrepreneurial Development Celebrates Its 25th Birthday

From: MMI Public Relations
Published: Tue Sep 15 2009

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) ( has announced that it will host a celebration to commemorate 25 years of entrepreneurial support in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina. The casual party will take place Friday, Sept. 25 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the American Tobacco Historic District’s Bay 7, located in downtown Durham. All are welcome to attend and enjoy food, drinks, live music and acknowledging supporters of CED who have been a part of the organization during its 25 year history. Tickets are $25 and include one guest.

CED’s 25th birthday party will feature food and beverages by Red Hot & Blue of North Raleigh. The premier barbeque joint is a headline sponsor of the event in conjunction with Telegenics Media Productions. Raleigh-based LoneRider Brewing Company will provide its Shotgun Betty and DeadEye Jack beers. CED member-based bands The Dune Dogs and The JazzTones will provide live music. Additional support for CED’s 25th birthday party comes from Capital Broadcasting Company, MMI Public Relations and Host Committee members.

CED was established in 1984 by a team of business leaders, entrepreneurs and academicians in the Research Triangle Park as the first entrepreneurial support organization in the nation. Today, the organization has grown to more than 5,500 members and offers resources related to the life science and technology industries.

For more information on the event, visit or contact Jessica Hegele at (919) 226-0464 or

Host Committee Members include:
Karen Adams, Ryan Allis, Alston & Bird, Peyton Anderson, Greg Anglum, The Aurora Funds, Jeff Barber, Randall Bennett, Michael Brader-Araje, Kirk Bradley, Patty Briguglio, Rich Brown, Chris Capel, Kent Christison, Jeff Clark, Code Refinery, Mike & Lori Constantino, Walter & Linda Daniels, Dick Daugherty, Jim & Monica Doss, Dennis Dougherty, John Draper, Mike Elliott, David Finch, Kevin Flynn, John Fogg, Forma Life Science Marketing, Kip Frey, Vipin Garg, John Glushik, Bill Greenlee, Tim Gupton, Brian Handly, Robbie Hardy, Rich Harris, Gary Hayes, Chris Hegele, Laura Hoke, Wayne Hunter, Fred Hutchison, I L S, Patrick Johnson, Byron Kirkland, Garheng Kong, Craig Landwehr, Rich Lee, Helga Leftwich, Karen LeVert, Chris Lynch, Brooks Malone, Merrill Mason, Chris Matton, Ed McCarthy, Ray McMahon, Bill & Ann Meloche, April Mills, MMI Public Relations, Mitch Mumma, Mary Musacchia, NC IDEA, Steve Nelson, Rob Orr, Bill Pappas, Michael Parkerson, Bob Pickens, Anastasia Pucci, Research Triangle Regional Partnership, Larry Robbins, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, PA, Dr. Thomas K. Rao, Joan Siefert Rose & Jim Rose, Christy Shaffer, Jack Sheffield, Southern Capitol Ventures, David Spitz, Robbie & Lori Spivey, Wright Steenrod, Horace Stimson, Synecor, Ken Tindall, Rob Tyler, Earl Tye, Kay Wagoner, Steve Wiehe

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"We are excited to celebrate 25 years of service to entrepreneurs in the Triangle and North Carolina," said Joan Siefert Rose, president of CED. "CED looks forward to helping our region’s entrepreneurial culture thrive for years to come."

About the Council for Entrepreneurial Development:
The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1984 to identify, enable and promote high-growth, high-impact companies and accelerate the region’s entrepreneurial culture. Headquartered in the Research Triangle Park, CED is the oldest and largest entrepreneurial support organization in the nation with more than 5,500 active members. CED provides know-how, networking, mentoring and capital formation resources to new and existing high-growth entrepreneurs through annual conferences, programs and web-based resources. CED has helped entrepreneurs, investors, service partners, researchers and public policy makers in diverse emerging industries and at all stages of development – from high-tech, production-based organizations to service companies, from one-person start-ups to 1000-person businesses. Visit for more information.

About Red Hot & Blue Of North Raleigh:
Red Hot & Blue of North Raleigh catering features hickory-smoked St. Louis-style ribs (wet, dry and sweet), pulled pork, pulled chicken and beef brisket; side items like baked beans, cole slaw and potato salad and desserts including banana pudding and fruit cobblers. Red Hot & Blue caters events of all sizes such as corporate meetings and company picnics with bulk pick-up, Delivery Deluxe and full-service. "Top 10 BBQ Joints Across the US"---Smoke Magazine, "Best BBQ"---Metro Magazine. For more information call Steven Bell at 919-846-7427,, 6615 Falls of the Neuse Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615.

About Telegenics Media Productions:
Telegenics Media Productions creates videos for companies to use on their web sites and to post on YouTube and Facebook plus videos for training, orientation, trade shows and corporate presentations. The company has twenty years of experience with the pharmaceutical, life-science, medical device and food service industries with clients such as bioMérieux, Business Leader, CED, Glaxo, the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission, Red Hot & Blue restaurants, UNC Health Care and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Our creative team includes veteran broadcasters who have worked for ABC, CBS, CNN and PBS. Network TV is the company’s benchmark for the quality of its productions. Telegenics builds long-term relationships with its clients by learning about their products, their customers and their industry. For more information, contact:

Patty Briguglio
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