Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sponsors and Moderators

As Book 'Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair approaches fast, we'd like to thank the businesses and individuals who support our cause financially. Their donations allow us to provide t-shirts for volunteers, signs throughout the facilities, name badges, flyers, promotional activities and advertising. It ensures that money raised at the event itself is used entirely for literacy campaigns throughout Robeson County, North Carolina.


Many, many thanks to these sponsors of our 2014 event:

Platinum Sponsors

Southern Writers Magazine
Robeson Community College
Lumberton Area Visitors Bureau
Golden Corral of Lumberton
Village Station Restaurant
University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Gold Sponsors

Southeastern Health
Kiwanis Club of Lumberton
Rotary Club of Lumberton
Friends of the Robeson County Public Library

Silver Sponsors

Law Offices of Bruce Jobe, P.A.
Donald R. Whaley, M.D., P.C.
Comfort Inn

Bronze Sponsors

LPL Financial
Lumbee Guaranty Bank
Senator and Mrs. Michael Walters
Lumberton Optometric Associates, PLLC
Century 21-Leroy Rising
Edward Jones-Mary Jo Walter
John's Fuel Service
Drs. Lacey Gane III and Christopher Karshner, DDS PA
Robeson Road Runners
Lumberton Chevrolet
Biggs Park Mall
Ginny and Jeff Hardin


The moderators for panel discussions and individuals introducing solo speakers come from Lumberton's business community, Robeson Community College and Pembroke. We'd like to thank the following folks for volunteering as moderators (listed in the order of appearance at BENC):

Dr. Pamela Hilbert, Robeson Community College President
Bruce Jobe, Law Offices of Bruce Jobe, P.A.
Ginny Hardin

Dr. John Jones, UNCP
Carolyn Watson, Robeson Community College
Dr. John Rozier
E. Marie Sanders, Robeson Community College (and author)

Crystal Edmonds, Robeson Community College
Karen Silvestri, Robeson Community College (and publisher)
Ginger King, author

Joann Anderson, Southeastern Health CEO
Mary Jo Walter, Edward Jones
Chip Pate, LPL Financial
Jef Lambdin, Robeson Road Runners President

Jay Britt, Lumbee Guaranty Bank
Drina Hedgpeth, Retired Teacher
Margaret Inman, Robeson Community College
Dr. Mary Ann Masters, Lumberton Optometric Associates and President, Robeson County Arts Council

James Bass, Robeson Community College