Elected Officials Attend Wharton Gladden Annual Political Pig Pickin’
(Greensboro, NC) October 7, 2013 – For the fourth year, area voters, political candidates and elected officials mingled over barbecue and cocktails at the Wharton Gladden Political Pig Pickin’ on Thursday, September 26, at Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar in Winston-Salem.
Over 50 guests attended the event, including current candidates Lida Hayes-Calvert, running for Winston-Salem’s City Council in the Northwest Ward, and George Battle, who recently announced plans to run for the 12th Congressional District.
Among the local elected officials were State Senator Earline Parmon, N.C. House Rep. Ed Hanes Jr., Forsyth County Board of Education Member Elisabeth Motsinger, and Winston-Salem City Council members Denise D. Adams, Dan Besse, Derwin Montgomery and James Taylor (who are each running for re-election this year).
Each candidate and elected official had the opportunity to speak briefly to update voters on current issues.
“Wharton Gladden continues to be dedicated to not only serving our clients and investors, but to being a strong corporate citizen,” said the company’s Managing Director Algenon Cash. “We truly enjoy any opportunity to promote greater civic engagement.”
“Our annual Political Pig Pickin’ provides a unique chance for ordinary citizens along with the real estate and business community to engage with their elected officials. Local politics drive quality of life issues and we will continue to be a champion of more voter participation in municipal and state elections,” Cash said.
About Wharton Gladden & Company:
Wharton Gladden & Company is a uniquely designed boutique investment banking firm that specializes in providing strategic advisory services, underwriting, capital placement and private equity for a diversified client base that includes corporations, real estate developers, financial institutions, investors, municipalities and high net worth individuals.