Jim Goodmon, president and chief executive officer of Capitol Broadcasting, and CED President Monica Doss share a light moment after Doss presented Goodmon with the CED’s Community Impact Award at the organization’s 20th annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards on Wednesday night.

“The most important word is community,” Goodmon said in remarks videotaped before the presentation.

“If we’re not working to build a better tomorrow, then why are we here,” he asked.

Capitol is one of the most innovative broadcasting companies in the country, having helped pioneer High Definition Television, the Internet, digital FM broadcasting, wireless news and video distribution, and developed WRAL.com, one of the most heavily trafficked TV station websites.

Capitol, which owns the Durham Bulls, WRAL-FM, and numerous other properties (including WRAL Local Tech Wire), developed the American Tobacco Historical District in Durham where the CED awards banquet took place.

Goodmon also is an active leader in community-based organizations.