Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Fun Fourth, Zack and Mike Barber; “It’s a perfect mix in building up to what they will have in August,” Matheny said. He declined to reveal the [Wyndham Championship] sponsorship amount.

"Downtown Greensboro Inc., the economic development organization focused on center city, has taken over managing the free July 4 celebration and secured a new sponsor: the Wyndham Championship.

Barber's First Tee income is dependent on the City of Greensboro 
via the Bryan Foundation and the City of Greensboro funded Gillespie Golf Course 
and Jim's Bryan Foundation funds the Wyndham Championship via Mark Brazil, 
who sits on both the Wyndham and First Tee of the Triad's boards,
both funded by Jim Melvin's Bryan Foundation.

...DGI will take over Fun Fourth and December’s Festival of Lights from Grassroots Productions Limited, which is winding down operations.

...The festival budget is more than $100,000, not counting close to $20,000 for fireworks, Matheny said.

To manage the festival, Matheny hired Shayla and Desmond Sharpe of Sharpe Pursuits Inc. The Greensboro-based business handles event planning, management and production.

Longtime Grassroots employees Peggy Hickle and Brenda Studt work as consultants, bringing years of festival experience.

What are the costs of the four employees?

Are the employee costs in the $100,000?

...Matheny is excited about Wyndham Championship’s sponsorship, and returning the concert and fireworks to downtown. The Wyndham, part of the PGA Tour, will be played in August at Sedgefield Country Club.

Mike Barber didn't disclose his financial interest
in Wyndham subsidized First Tee of the Triad's use of free City funded services
on his Council Economic Interest Disclosure signed on February 24, 2014,
while funding police and emergency services for the Wyndham Championship
while/after recieving monies from the Wyndham Championship to fund his income
via First Tee of the Triad, and tonight he's going to vote to have Zack Matheny run DGI

with taxpayer monies he also uses to fund his personal income

“It’s a perfect mix in building up to what they will have in August,” Matheny said. He declined to reveal the sponsorship amount."

Why wouldn't Zack want to disclose how much money the Wyndham is putting up?

How much is the Bryan Foundation putting up?

It's all the same group of friends

$150,000 more for the Civil Rights Museum? $10,000 plus police for the Wyndham which funds Mike Barber's First Tee?


Mike Barber and Zack Matheny; "Greensboro group pressured to hire new CEO"


Dear Mike Barber and Zack Matheny; North Carolina Law § 14-118.4. Extortion; Favoritism and Crony Capitalism


DGI, Mike Barber and Zack Matheny; "Extortion"


How are Zack Matheny and Mike Barber not guilty of violating § 14-234.1; Misuse of confidential information, in his pursuit of the DGI job?


"Wyndham Worldwide donates $100,000 to [Mike Barber's] First Tee [of the Triad, whose Board Member is Mark Brazil]"


As Mike Barber's First Tee of the Triad receives money and benefits from both the City of Greensboro and Jim Melvin's Bryan Foundation, Mr. Barber needs to recuse himself from the DGI mess


I just received a phone call from City of Greensboro Councilman Mike Barber on First Tee of the Triad


Charitable Compensation and Mike Barber's First Tee of the Triad


Wyndham Championship 2013 Federal Form 990: Part 1


Wyndham Championship 2013 Federal Form 990: Part 2



"Expenses for camps and clinics, the rationale for the organization, amount to $23,193, or six percent of total revenue."


Councilman Mike Barber Takes City Funding, Refuses Transparency


Mike Barber Lied On First Tee Federal Form 990s


Mike Barber Shows City Subsidies First Tee


Wyndham Championship offers scholarships to First Tee


Mark Brazil: Teaching Golf Is More Important Than Treating Autism