recognized for community leadership
The Craven Community College Foundation selection committee has chosen Jeffrey M. Minges, president and chief executive officer of Minges Bottling Group Inc., to receive the inaugural Community Fabric Award for Business Leadership.
will join Bob Mattocks, the recipient of the Individual Leadership Award, and a third honoree, for educational leadership to be announced next week, at an awards luncheon at Riverfront Convention Center
on May 23.
is at the helm of the Pepsi-Cola bottling company that his
grandfather M.O. Minges started in 1935.
The success of the family business has enabled it to support the communities in which it operates, but Minges, as an individual, is particularly interested in providing a generous level of support, said Nelson McDaniel, chairman of New Bern's 300th anniversary committee.
is proud of the honor but not only for himself, he
immediately points to the influences of his
father and two uncles - who were the second generation in charge of the business - that instilled in him and his
cousin, Thomas E. Minges, the importance of hard work, strong leadership and a giving spirit.
Supporting communities, he
said, is not only a family philosophy but also part of the company's mission statement.