Three-Day Symposium of Events at Lenoir-Rhyne University

March 30, 31, April 1, 2022

Art of Compassion Participating Sponsors

Title Sponsors

Imagine One Hospitality logo

Imagine Hospitality division is a relatively new group of restaurants and events businesses to Imagine One’s long forty-year history of over 90 companies in numerous consumer and commercial segments.

The hospitality company began officially in late 2017 when it purchased control of a local restaurant and later remodeled, rebranded, and relaunched under the new identity of Cafe Rule and Wine Bar in Hickory.

Since Cafe Rule, Imagine One Hospitality has added Vintage House (Hickory, N.C.), Mas Amor (Hickory, N.C.), and Peppervine (Charlotte,N.C.). Currently, there are five more projects in the works, with more to come.

The partners’ objectives include acquiring several existing companies and starting up others in our region. The goal is to become a major regional player in the hospitality business.

Vintage House logo

Peppervine logo

Mas Amor logo

Cafe Rule logo

Protect Plus Water logo

LRU logo

LRU Visiting Writers Series logo 2

Benefactor Sponsors

CVCC logo

Patron Sponsors

City of Hickory logo

David and Deborah Looper logo

David Looper logo

Supporting Sponsors

Hickory Dermatology logo

First Horizon logo

HickoryMetro logo

David and Tracey Bolick logo

Dan and Fonda Brittain logo

Melanie and Mike Long logo

Paramount Auto logo

Wayne and Judy Bach logo

Prism Commercial logo

Andy and Suzanne Wells l

Alex Lee logo

Tim Gold logo

Cheney Brothers logo

Carolina Container logo

Friends of Art of Compassion

Graystone Eye new logo

Broome Assoc logo

Peoples Bank logo

UAC logo

NCAC logo


Vendor Sponsors

Pepsi logo

Winebow logo

Tabitha Clark Creations logo

The Site Station logo

Lamar logo

Vanguard logo

Courtyard Marriott logo

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – 7pm

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Visiting Writers Series Panel of Speakers
Steve Palmer, John T. Edge,
Chenelle Gragg
– 7pm

Friday, April 1, 2022

Mental Wellness – Daytime Event
In-Person and Virtual – 9am – 4pm

Special Guest Martina McBride – 7pm

The Art of Compassion

Three-Day Symposium of Events
at Lenoir-Rhyne University

March 30, 31, April 1, 2022

Contact Information

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