Loading...
Judging by the number of folks charged with driving under influence I am guessing the penalty is rather light. Of...

Mills to add event venue to campus

112718RMM-event-space-1
1 of 3

Leslie Keen, the event space manager at Rocky Mount Mills, stands Monday in the still under construction switchgear level of the Power House at Rocky Mount Mills.

112718RMM-event-space-2
112718RMM-event-space-3
Loading…

BY COREY DAVIS
Staff Writer

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Rocky Mount Mills has hired a local woman to oversee a new meeting and event space that will be opening next year on the campus of the 150-acre mixed-use development on the Tar River.

Nashville native Leslie Keen recently was hired as the new event space manager of the Power House at the Rocky Mount Mills. Keen spent more than four years as the public relations manger and marketing manager of Southern Bride & Groom, which is regarded as the leading wedding planning publication for the past 20 years in the Triangle area.

“We are extremely excited to have Leslie join our Rocky Mount Mills team,” said Evan Covington Chavez, real estate development manager of the Rocky Mount Mills. “She is a local resident who is bringing a wealth of event industry experience. Leslie is the perfect fit for the event space manager position.”

Keen will be overseeing all the special events at the Power House, which will range from corporate luncheons, large weddings, charity or fundraising events to intimate social gatherings. Keen’s role will include promoting the event venue at the Mills locally as well as in the surrounding areas.

“It’s exciting to be able to come back to my community, help things grow and get in on the grassroots of things happening,” she said.

The Power House is a century-old brick and wood facility that’s located between the Rocky Mount Mills brewery incubators and the main mill building.  Keen said it was once the former boiler room for the old Rocky Mount cotton mill. The Power House is a 4,000-square-foot multi-level indoor and outdoor space that can hold roughly 280 people for a seated event and 400 people standing.

Along with large 10-foot windows, the Power House will be equipped with a 12-foot by 16-foot stage, stage lighting and audio-visual equipment such as a podium, microphone, projector and screen and wireless Internet. It will also be a non-smoking venue with ample parking and be handicap accessible. 

Keen said plans are for construction of the Power House to be completed by the early part of next year and booking for events to begin in April.

“The Power House will be a beautiful event venue unlike any other in the region, and we’re already receiving a large number of inquiries for weddings and corporate event bookings for next year,” Covington said. “The Power House will be priced comparable to other event venues in our region. We’re confident that it will be a great addition for event destinations in Eastern North Carolina.”

Loading…

Humans of Greenville

@HumansofGville

Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.

Workweek

April 22, 2019 - 36 minutes ago

The internet is constantly evolving, as are the devices used to access it. High-tech smartphone and tablet users need to know how to avoid compromising their business’s information online. Thus, there are many ways that Pitt County businesses can safely use today’s technology.

As people…

Mark Ellingwood.jpg

April 22, 2019 - 36 minutes ago

Jones designated Premier Advisor by Well Fargo 

Wells Fargo Advisors has, for the ninth consecutive year, designated L. Mitchell Jones III, managing director and investment officer, as a member of the firm’s Premier Advisor Program. The premier advisor designation is held by a select…

mitchjoneswww.jpg copy.jpg

April 22, 2019 - 21 minutes ago

Taft-Mills Group, a Greenville-based developer, has earned a spot on a national publication’s annual list of the Top 50 Affordable Housing Developers nationwide.

Affordable Housing Finance Magazine ranked Taft-Mills Group the 44th largest affordable housing developer in the country and its is…

April 22, 2019 - 36 minutes ago

FARMVILLE — The East Carolina ArtSpace was filled with guests recently to celebrate its reopening and to welcome new a business, Elizabeth Edwards Interior Design.

“I’m so excited. I never thought I would have a space like this as my first office,” Edwards said.…

0417-artspace RC.jpg

April 22, 2019 - 36 minutes ago

The City of Greenville was among 28 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the 12th Annual North Carolina City & County Communicators' Excellence in Communications Awards.

Greenville won six awards, including five first-place and one second-place award.

The awards were presented on…

042219cityawards.jpg

April 22, 2019 - 36 minutes ago

GREENVILLE

The City of Greenville Inspections Department issued the following permits for April 2-8, 2019:

■ EWT 57 LLC, 207 River Bluff Road, commercial additions/alterations, $3,160

■ EWT 57 LLC, 211 River Bluff Road, commercial additions/alterations, $3,160

■ EWT 57 LLC, 209 River Bluff Road,…

April 22, 2019 - 36 minutes ago

The following civil lawsuits were filed Feb. 6 & 7, 2019, in Pitt County:

■ Ditech Financial LLC v. Michael Eric Harris, contract and possession of personal property, 19CVD 357; Feb. 6, 2019.

■ Bank of America NA v. Timothy C. Jones, confession of judgment, 19CVD 360; Feb. 6, 2019.

■ Bank of…

April 22, 2019 - 51 minutes ago

The following new corporations in Pitt and neighboring counties filed April 4-10 with the N.C. Secretary of State’s office:

■ A Push Forward Community, nonprofit, agent Samuel Hunter, 2135 Granite Court, Greenville.

■ AGL CapAg LLC, agent Robert W. Mackenzie, 2025 Eastgate Drive, Ste. B,…

April 22, 2019 - 36 minutes ago

The following deeds of trust were recorded with the Pitt County Registrar of Deeds from April 4-10:

■ Joy Hardee to Local Govt. Federal Credit Union $182,200

■ Charles A. Harvey Jr., Lauren W. Harvey to State Employees’ Credit Union $176,000

■ Ronald Leon Grice, Angela Michele Grice to…

April 22, 2019 - 36 minutes ago

The following deeds were recorded with the Pitt County Register of Deeds from April 4-10. Each $2 in revenue stamps is equal to $1,000 in valuation. ( * No fee required)

■ Stephen R. Cannon to Domitila Gonzalez Romero: Lot 4, Emma Cannon Crossing, Ayden Township *

■ Thomas Bradley Smith Jr., Jamie…

181 stories in Workweek. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 19
        Next Page»   Last Page»