In our eyes, community involvement is a privilege not a requirement. We're proud to lend our time and talents to organizations who focus on the betterment of our communities.

Uptown Shelby Association Shopping and Dining Guide

As Uptown Shelby prepared for influx of visitors to the area due to the opening of the Earl Scruggs Center, we worked with them to create a shopping and dining guide and walking map of the area. This map/guide is available at locations around Uptown Shelby.

Earl Scruggs Center

We were thrilled to participate in the monumental opening of the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC. Working with a collaborative team, we designed invitations, programs and other collateral pieces for the grand opening weekend. We also had an amazing time attending many of the planned events and participating in the Uptown Shelby Bluegrass Window Decorating Contest in which we one first place!

Uptown Movie Series

Since 2010, we have supported the Uptown Movie Series in Uptown Shelby. This series, held at the Don Gibson Theatre is a community event designed to provide children and their families with $1 admission to popular children’s movies.  We were pleased to update the design for the 2014 poster and flyers. We hope all who attended had a great time!

Seeds to Silverware

As one of our favorite Uptown Shelby events, we were thrilled to lend our hand once again to this event by designing and preparing all printed materials (and a few decoration pieces). Our original efforts in the 2012 event included creating the name and brand, designing the website, preparing collateral pieces such as posters, programs, etc.

“Because of your dedicated time and your marketing skills, passion and resources we were able to offer Seeds to Silverware; giving our community an opportunity to have a one-of-a-kind experience that created an enchanting atmosphere that stills lingers in the streets of Uptown Shelby today.”

-Christie Martin, Uptown Shelby Association

Gaston Regional Chamber Launch Pad

Gastonia, NC

In October 2013, Awen Group partner Cindy Cook was privileged to act as a judge/panel member for Gaston Regional Chamber’s Launch Pad entrepreneurial challenge.  The challenge, formatted much like ABC’s Shark Tank, allowed local entrepreneurs to pitch their idea and business plan for a chance to win cash to kickstart their business.  The Awen Group also provided the top 3 winners with marketing consultation services to help expand their brand and business.

Rutherford Business Expo

Spindale, NC

In May 2013, we participated in the inaugural Rutherford Business Expo at the Foundation at Isothermal Community College. We met and networked with many businesses and citizens in the county to inform them of the services and resources we provide.  We had a great time and were also honored by winning “Most Creative Booth”.

Taste of Belmont

Belmont, NC

“Your contributions to the Taste of Belmont were extraordinary. I don’t think we’ve ever, in the history of the Taste or Belmont, had such quality marketing materials.”

-Rebecca Johns, Belmont Rotary Club