Swerve, the new hub for creative industries launches its 2016 schedule for Triad creative enterprises.  The next Swerve Meetup will take place on January 21st at Flywheel, 525 Vine St., in Winston-Salem.  Speakers, Diane Reinhold & David Horth, of the Center for Creative Leadership, will present “Crafting Your Pitch.”  Presenting your fertile and even earth shattering ideas, in a manner that will grab other people’s attention, is an art that will make all the difference for innovation and success.   Lunch is included, and the program features interactive time to learn how to apply the principles, and network with colleagues.

The Swerve website is now live and contains a Directory of creative companies in the Triad, a job platform for creative industries, and a blog tailored to ideas worth spreading in the creative and business community.  For more information on Swerve and its monthly meetups, and also to register for the Jan 21 event, visit

Swerve meets monthly on the third Thursday from 11:30am-1:00pm, and lunch is included. The event is free to members, and a nominal fee is charged to the public.  Future topics geared for creative industries include: “Getting Investor Ready,”  “Sharing Your Pitch,” Mentorship for Success”, and “Protecting Your Work”.   The focus is on cultivating and expanding your business and meeting new people.  For a complete listing, go to

Swerve is the new hub for creative enterprises in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad, hosted by the Center for Creative Economy. It brings creative professionals together at lively, informative monthly meetups, and through a growing online community.   Swerve participants tap into a local network of collaborators, mentors, and new business contacts.  The project seeks to invest in retaining, attracting and growing our creative businesses and impacting the local economy.

The Center for Creative Economy is a non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for innovation and an advocate for creative industries and entrepreneurs, promoting connectivity and job growth. The center brings people, ideas, and resources together to benefit a burgeoning creative sector that includes design, architecture, software, publishing, advertising, art, crafts, fashion, film, performing arts, TV, radio, interactive digital media, gaming, and technology, among others. Other programs include Triad Design Leadershop, a series focused on design based innovation. For more information, visit