Piedmont Business Leaders Meeting

Piedmont Business Leaders is a group of highly motivated business professionals who bring qualified referrals—not leads—to our dedicated members.

Piedmont Business Leaders is a Greensboro Networking Group of 40+ highly motivated professionals. We help bring referrals to dedicated leaders who want to expand their business and network among other local professionals.

PBL was established in 2011 and has now grown to more than 40 members strong. We meet every Wednesday morning at the BMC – Building Materials & Construction Solutions at 1621 Battleground Avenue in Greensboro, NC.

Networking time is available both before and after meetings, and post-meeting connections are encouraged.

Not your ordinary leads group…

PBL is a REFERRAL network with creativity. Play video to learn more:

PBL Greensboro Board Members


Ron Pierce




Joe Draper


Dr. Draper is an alumnus of East Carolina University and Texas Chiropractic College. Born and raised in Virginia, Dr. Draper spent a great deal of time in North Carolina visiting grandparents on Sundays, enjoying long summers at the beach, and attending camp. After graduation, Dr. Draper moved to North Carolina to open a wellness practice.

Dr. Draper founded Advance Wellness in 2001. At Advance Wellness, Dr. Draper focuses on finding the underlying issues a person may have. Thus improving the body’s overall performance and restoring patients to their maximum health potential in the most natural and non-invasive way, rather than chasing symptoms: more specifically, to help all patients achieve or regain their health through a customized program geared toward their particular situation and circumstances.

Dr. Draper still employs traditional methods that most people associate with Doctors of Chiropractic, such as manipulation. However, Dr. Draper focuses on other regimens, such as functional medicine, functional neurology, functional blood chemistry, and nutritional consultation. People suffering from Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune disorders, Peripheral Neuropathy, Thyroid disorders, Diabetes, weight issues, along with other chronic conditions, find relief with Dr. Draper.

Dr. Draper enjoys downtime at the beach, snow skiing, Disney theme parks, and spending time with family and friends.

Amy Gilbert


Amy has been in the custom sewing business for over 30 years. She began sewing at a young age! Her first project was when she was about 6 years old: making a pillow for her grandfather, who had had a stroke. Her love of sewing and creating grew throughout high school as Amy designed and constructed costumes for her school’s drama department.

Because of her love for fabrics, fabrication, and design, Amy Gilbert pursued and received her Bachelor’s degree in Clothing and Textiles from UNC-Greensboro. After working in a costume shop in upstate New York, she moved to Charleston, SC, and began her alteration and custom window treatment business out of her home in 1986. Moving back to New York in 1989 enabled Amy to continue her home-based business, providing custom window treatments and bedding as well custom clothing design, construction, and alterations. In 1997, Amy returned to North Carolina and began a home-based business called Sew4U. She moved her business out of her home in 2003 and moved into her present studio in Jamestown, NC. Sew4U has provided quality alterations, design, and construction for over 16 years.

In July of 2009, Amy merged her business and formed Window Works Studio, Inc. with business partner, Amy Meinecke. Window Works Studio provides custom window treatments, bedding, shades, and blinds. Sew4U, included in this merger, continues to provide quality alterations and creative clothing design. Sew4U provides a wide range of services…from sewing on a button to making a pickle costume and fitting a prom gown to constructing a wedding gown.

At the present time, Amy consults with Sew4U clients, making sure they have the perfect fit, and manages the workroom for Window Works Studio, fabricating custom window treatments and bedding.

Amy Meinecke


Amy Meinecke is co-owner of Window Works Studio and Sew4U in Jamestown, NC. Amy’s first career was as a Registered Nurse. She worked in Critical Care for 10 years and then in a local cardiology office for six years. Amy’s mother-in-law taught her to sew when Amy was pregnant with her first child. After that, she took classes and learned through both practicing and experimenting.

In 2000, after many years in the nursing field, Amy decided to fulfill her dream by starting her own business creating custom window treatments. She did this from her home until 2009, when she merged her business with Amy Gilbert, creating Window Works Studio, Inc.

Amy is the founder of the High Point Chapter of the WCAA – an organization designed to provide support and education in the window covering industry. She has also developed and taught several classes at industry conferences around the country.

Amy enjoys spending time with her husband of 29 years and her two grown children. She also enjoys running, gardening, sewing, and traveling.