WYNN Recognized for Leadership

Pictured left to right: Curtis Wynn, Chief Executive Officer of Roanoke Electric Cooperative and Scott Aman, Treasurer of Halifax County Business Horizons.
Pictured left to right: Curtis Wynn, Chief Executive Officer of Roanoke Electric Cooperative and Scott Aman, Treasurer of Halifax County Business Horizons.

Roanoke Rapids, NC – At their annual meeting, Halifax County Business Horizons (Halifax Horizons), Inc. presented the 8th  Annual “Working Together Works” award to Curtis Wynn, Chief Executive Officer of Roanoke Electric Cooperative.  In making the presentation, Scott Aman, Treasurer, and 2009 “Working Together Works” award recipient, highlighted Wynn’s vision and leadership that is helping to move the needle in economic development in Halifax County.  “Under Curtis Wynn’s leadership, Roanoke Electric is an innovative leader, not only as an electric provider, but in supporting community and economic development,” commented Aman.

Roanoke Electric is an electric membership cooperative serving Halifax, Northampton, Bertie, Hertford and Gates counties and one of the most progressive cooperatives in the country in supporting economic development.  Recent projects that are having an impact for Halifax County include: Roanoke Connect, a broadband fiber network under construction in Roanoke Electric’s service area; zero interest financing to support construction of a 50,000 square foot industrial building at the Halifax Corporate Park; and sponsoring a study by NCSU-Industrial Extension to identify collective assets to connect Halifax and the four other counties in the Roanoke Electric service area as an economic development region.

In accepting the award, Wynn commented, “I am honored to be recognized by Halifax Horizons for this prestigious award.” Wynn added, “Growing an economy is no easy task and it takes many partners, but the benefits are far-reaching and certainly worthy of our best efforts.”

“Working together really does work,” commented Jay Carlisle, President of Halifax County  Business Horizons, Inc. “Curtis Wynn exemplifies leadership and collaboration and we appreciate the game-changing initiatives that Curtis, his staff, and board are implementing to improve economic opportunities for all of Halifax County,” Carlisle added.

Halifax County Business Horizons, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide funding for economic development projects in all of Halifax County. Private funds raised by the organization support business and industry recruitment and expansion and tourism development. Halifax Horizons provides critical financial support for projects that directly impact the success of our local tourism and economic development efforts.

Press Release – Curtis Wynn

Reser’s Fine Foods Receives Prestigous Local Award

Company’s growth and community support epitomizes “Working Together Works”

Roanoke Rapids, NC – At their annual meeting,  Halifax County Business Horizons (Halifax Horizons), Inc. presented the 7th  Annual “Working Together Works” award to Reser’s Fine Foods.  In making the presentation, Phil Hux, Secretary of Halifax Horizons, highlighted the “amazing story a young man of 25 who started with 50 pounds of potatoes and a really great potato salad recipe. Five years later, Al Reser’s company was profitable and growing, and has continued to grow to what is today a billion dollar company.”

Pictured left to right:  Phil Hux, Secretary, Halifax County Business Horizons; Ken Braswell, General Manager, Reser’s Fine Foods; and Dan Brown, President of Halifax County Business Horizons.
Pictured left to right: Phil Hux, Secretary, Halifax County Business Horizons; Ken Braswell, General Manager, Reser’s Fine Foods; and Dan Brown, President of Halifax County Business Horizons.

“Not only does Reser’s Fine Foods make a significant contribution to Halifax County’s economy, they are a great corporate citizen and support area community organizations, educational groups, and sports teams,” commented Hux.

Accepting the award on behalf of the company was Ken Braswell, General Manager, of the Reser’s Fine Foods facility in Halifax.  “I am honored to accept this award on behalf of Reser’s Fine Foods.” Braswell added, “Our company has continued to grow here in Halifax County and we look forward to working with local officials, especially in the areas of education and workforce development.”

Reser’s Fine Foods is a family-owned company headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon. The company first opened its doors in Halifax County in 2001 making chilled salads. Reser’s Fine Foods has continued to grow and invest in Halifax County and in 2010, constructed the Don Pancho Authentic Mexican Foods tortilla manufacturing facility.

Frank V. Avent III, Vice President of Halifax Horizons and Chairman of the Halifax County Economic Development Commission, added, “Working together really does work and it is important that we recognize the companies, like Reser’s, that invest in our community.” Avent added, “We look forward to continuing to support the long-term growth and prosperity of Reser’s Fine Foods in Halifax County.”

Halifax County Business Horizons, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide funding for economic development projects in all of Halifax County. Private funds raised by the organization support business and industry recruitment and expansion and tourism development. Halifax Horizons provides critical financial support for projects that directly impact the success of our local tourism and economic development efforts.

Horizons Working Together Works Press Release – Reser’s