2021 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor:

Since 1950, United Community Bank has operated on a philosophy of providing exceptional banking service while caring deeply for the communities they serve.  We are “The Bank That SERVICE Built®” and that is the foundation of every relationship.

While we operate as a community bank, with personal attention and local decision-making, we also have the resources to provide services and products comparable to that of much larger competitors.  With more than 65 years of proven performance and the best bankers in the industry, United Community Bank has emerged as one of the strongest and most secure banks in the Southeast.

United Community Bank

Gold Sponsors:

Four Oaks developed, like many towns in this area, as the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad was being built. In fact, the town got its name from the railroad which chose this particular site as a supply depot for construction materials because of a unique landmark located about fifty feet off of the rail bed. The landmark was an unusual oak which had four trunks growing out of one base. The four oaks were easily recognized by suppliers. Legend has it that the unusual tree was the result of a hunting outing in which a local fellow treed an opossum in the top of an oak sapling. Intent on his prey, he chopped down the tree and retrieved his prize. Four shoots sprouted out from the stump and developed into full oak trees – and there you have, as Paul Harvey would say, “the rest of the story”. The Four Oaks Commercial Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

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Town of Four Oaks

BD is one of the worlds largest medical device manufacturers. The Four Oaks site is one of five (5) distribution centers in North America. The Four Oaks site services and supplies product to all of the East Coast of US as well as all Atlantic International shipments. BD currently has local employment of 280 associates and is hoping to grow within the next few years.


Becton Dickinson



Silver Sponsors:


At House-Autry Mills Inc., our mission’s been delivering over 200 years of Southern Crafted Goodness® by putting families first. When we refer to families that includes all House-Autry stakeholders: Our customers, consumers wand employees. We put a strong emphasis on supporting our local community by sourcing several of our ingredients from neighboring suppliers and staying engaged with nearby K-12 schools and small businesses. With nearly three dozen unique and delicious products for consumers to use at home, we understand that our success is driven by a respect for heritage, the creation of unique flavorful products, and an intense focus on quality, all delivered for from our family to yours.

House Autry


Bronze Sponsors:

For over 20 years years, Keene & Associates Insurance Agency, Inc. has delivered quality insurance solutions to individuals in North Carolina, specializing in Business and Commercial insurance coverage. Our team of knowledgeable insurance professionals is committed to helping you find a policy that fits your needs. We focus on providing one-on-one attention and exceptional customer service to create an experience that’s difficult to find in today’s market. At Keene & Associates Insurance Agency, Inc., we’ll work with you to ensure that you and those you care about most are protected.


Keene & Associates Insurance Agency


Anita C. Stephenson, CPA was established in 2004. She has over 30 years of tax & accounting experience.


KS Bank is a community bank, established in 1924, focusing their attention on local families and businesses. KS has chosen to be the most extraordinary community bank in our market areas, offering a fully integrated package of financial products and services that meet the needs of consumers and businesses throughout each stage of life. Their vision is to be recognized as the bank where every customer refers a new customer.


Locally Owned, Community Focused