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March 7, 2011 - Vol 2, Issue 3
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Mar. 8 - TATT Executive Committee Meeting
12:00-2:00 p.m. - Village at Pelham

Mar. 31 - Upstate Elected Officials Meeting

3:30-5:00 p.m. - BMW Zentrum

Apr. 5 - TATT Board of Directors Meeting
12:00-2:00 p.m. - University Center

Apr. 6 - Vision & Values Committee
1:00-3:00 p.m. - University Center

Apr. 27 - Vision Unveiling & Workshop
8:30-noon - Carolina First Center

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Dean Hybl
Executive Director
Ten at the Top
Email: dhybl@tenatthetop.org
Phone: 864.283.2315

Jacquelyn Fehler
Program Manager
Ten at the Top
Email: jfehler@tenatthetop.org
Phone: 864.283.2313
UPSTATE SEES 6,600 NEW JOBS AND $1.85 BILLION IN CAPITAL INVESTMENTS IN 2010
Upstate Alliance LogoThe Upstate SC Alliance has released its year-end results for 2010, including more than $1.85 billion dollars in planned capital investments and the addition of more than 6,600 new jobs for the Upstate region. In 2010, the S.C. Department of Commerce reported 20,453 new jobs recruited along with $4.1 billion in capital investment.

"We've forged a compelling strategy that has generated substantial benefits for our 10-county area," said Upstate SC Alliance President/CEO Hal Johnson. "This performance demonstrates the success of teamwork among our private and public partners in marketing the Upstate to a global audience."

In 2010, Upstate SC Alliance was part of the team, led by the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, that successfully recruited Southwest Airlines - a decision considered a "game changer" for the Upstate economy. With the first flights scheduled to arrive later this month, airport officials say the impact of Southwest could be over $150 million to the Upstate area.

You can read the complete Upstate SC Alliance 2010 report on their web site at www.upstatealliance.com.

SHARE YOUR FAVORITE PHOTOS OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ENJOYING LIFE IN THE UPSTATE
Upstate Photo Gallery snapshot

In celebration of the Upstate being a great place to live, learn, work and raise a family and in preparation for the unveiling of the Shared Upstate Growth Vision on April 27th, Ten at the Top is inviting you to share pictures of your family and friends enjoying the things you like about living in the Upstate.

 

All pictures will be included in the "Visions of Our Upstate Photo Gallery" and some will be selected for inclusion in the video and collateral material presented as part of the unveiling of the Shared Upstate Growth Vision. To be considered for the collateral material, photos must be uploaded by March 20th. 

 

Check out the  Photo Gallery now and start sharing your favorite moments from life in the Upstate.

 

UPSTATE ELECTED OFFICIALS MEETING ON MARCH 31ST
Upstate SCBuilding on the first-ever Upstate Elected Officials Meeting, which was held on August 19, 2010, city, county and state elected officials from across the 10-county Upstate region will be coming together for the first time this year on March 31, 2011. The meeting will be held at the BMW Zentrum from 3:30-5 pm with a reception to follow.

More than 100 elected and business leaders from across the region attended the first-ever Upstate Elected Officials Meeting last August. That meeting served as an opportunity for elected officials and business leaders in the region to learn about the regional work being done by the seven event sponsors.

Those partner organizations include the Appalachian Council of Government, the Catawba Regional Council of Government, Ten at the Top, the Upper Savannah Council of Government, the Upstate Chamber Coalition, Upstate Forever and the Upstate SC Alliance.

Beginning with this first meeting of 2011, the Upstate Elected Officials Meetings will each be focused on a topic of interest to elected leaders across the region.

The topic for the March 31st meeting will be "The Realities of Doing Business in the Upstate" with a special presentation by Hal Johnson, the President and CEO of the Upstate SC Alliance. The format also will provide an opportunity for the elected officials to have a group conversation about how cities and counties can work together in enhancing the economic vitality of the region.

For more information or to register to attend, please contact Jacquelyn Fehler at 864.283.2313 or jfehler@tenatthetop.org.


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR APRIL 27TH
VISION UNVEILING & WORKSHOP 
TATT LogoIf your business or organization is looking for cost-effective opportunities to promote your business across the 10-county Upstate region while also promoting the value of collaboration and planning for the future, then Ten at the Top has an opportunity for you.

In preparation for the Regional Growth Vision Unveiling and Workshop, Ten at the Top is offering five different types of sponsorship opportunities:
  • Presenting Sponsor
  • Vision Element Workshop Sponsor (one per area; Only Entrepreneurial Vigor, Natural Beauty & Resources and Community Vibrancy still available)
  • Upstate Vision Video Sponsors
  • Visionary Sponsors
  • Event Sponsors
The details for each of the  TATT Event Sponsorships are available on the TATT web site.

Below is the full list of organizations that have already committed to serve as event sponsors. While sponsorships will be accepted until April 1st, to be included in the event invitations sponsorships must be secured by Friday, March 11, 2011.

If your business or organization is interested in becoming an event sponsor, please contact Brandy Humphries at 864.271.0718 or brandyh@hughesagency.org.

Confirmed Sponsors:  (As of 3/4/11) - Additional Sponsorships Are Available at All Levels 

Presenting Sponsors  

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina

 

Vision Area Workshop Sponsors  

Bradshaw Automotive Group - Economic and Entrepreneurial Vitality

Carolina First - Community Vibrancy

Speizle Architectural Group, Inc. - Sustainable Growth

The Riley Institute/Furman University - Human Potential

(1 Available - Natural Beauty & Resources)

 

Upstate Vision Video Sponsors  

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

 

Visionary Sponsors  

AnMed Health System

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Inc.

The Greenville Drive

 

Event Sponsors  

Bradshaw Gordon and Clinkscales, LLC

General Wholesale Distributers

Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood, Inc.

Hospitality America, Inc.

Hughes Investments, Inc.

McNair Law Firm

Piedmont Natural Gas

Spartanburg Regional Medical Center

SYNNEX Corporation, Inc.

The Palmetto Bank

Trehel Corporation

USC Upstate


LAKE GREENWOOD CLEANUP BLITZ ON MARCH 12TH 

Lake Greenwood Cleanup

The third annual Lake Greenwood Cleanup Blitz will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011. For more details or to register to participate, please call 864.941.3370 or go to

http://web.greenwoodsc.gov/lakecleanup/.


CITY OF GREENVILLE BIKE MASTER PLAN MEETING ON MARCH 15TH 
 

Biking in the parkThe City of Greenville, in conjunction with the Greenville Pickens Area Transportation Study (GPATS), is developing a Bicycle Master Plan for the City of Greenville. The plan will include detailed strategies and measurable goals for improving bicyclists' access and safety throughout Greenville.  

 

The public is encouraged to participate in the process. A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 15th at 6:00pm at the Hughes Main Library and preliminary plan recommendations will be presented. Interested citizens can also complete the Bicycle Master Plan Online Survey, as well as visit the "Get Involved" page and download the flyer for more information. The most recent Bicycle Master Plan newsletter provides an overview of the Bicycle Master Plan and a summary of the results from the recent city-wide Bicycle Count.





HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTING EVENT ON MARCH 29TH 
 
SC Hispanic Chamber of CommerceAccess to financial capital is essential for start-up and/or existing businesses. On March 29th the South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is bringing together key executives from SunTrust Bank, Michelin Development, SBA and other local entities to discuss the opportunities and challenges related to this important business component.

The President's Roundtable, entitled "Access to Capital: What are the Options?" will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Greenville.

For more details please call the South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at 864-643-7261 or go to the SCHCC web site.



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