Entrepreneurial Journeys
Speaker Series

A Monthly Speaker Series Featuring Triad Entrepreneurs

April Special Guest

Zaki Khalifa
President, Zaki Oriental Rugs

Register at EntJourneys4.eventbrite.com

MHRA Building, Room 1214
1111 Spring Garden Street
Park in Oakland deck adjacent to building
April 16, 2014 
5:00-5:30 Registration
5:30-6:15 Entrepreneur Story with Q&A
FREE and open to the community!
Open to all area entrepreneurs, students, faculty, and community members.
Light snacks and beverages provided. RSVP to ncec@uncg.edu  

Zaki Khalifa never intended to start a successful Oriental rug business in High Point. He had planned to move to New York City, but greater forces kept him here, and he opened Zaki Oriental Rugs on S. Main Street in 1977.

Khalifa, who first came to High Point only to visit one of his former college professors, was encouraged to open his business here. Now, more than 35 years later, he has developed a reputation for having the best quality merchandise at fair prices. Khalifa has also been the recipient of many local and national businessand community awards recognizing both his business and charitable contributions.


Sponsored by North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center at UNC Greensboro.

Contact Jan Szelkowski at jiszelko@uncg.edu or 336-256-8649
Inspire. Educate. Connect. Create.

Spring 2014 Line-up.

January 15 - Ursula Dudley Oglesby, President Dudley Beauty Products

February 19 – Ged King, CEO, Sales Factory

March 19 – Lauren Marx, President, Photobiz

April 16 – Zaki Khalifa, President, Zaki Oriental Rugs


View the speaker archive here!