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April 4, 2011 - Vol 2, Issue 4
UPCOMING SCHEDULE

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
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Email: dhybl@tenatthetop.org
Phone: 864.283.2315

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Phone: 864.283.2313
REGISTER FOR THE SHARED UPSTATE GROWTH VISION UNVEILING AND WORKSHOP ON APRIL 27TH
Upstate Vision UnveilingRegistration is now open for the Shared Upstate Growth Vision Unveiling and Workshop on April 27, 2011 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Carolina First Center. This event is free and open to the public.

The April 27th event is both the culmination of the development of the Shared Upstate Growth Vision, in which more than 9,000 Upstate residents have provided input over the last year, and the beginning of the regional campaign to identify and implement regional-scale actions that fit with the themes of the vision.

After the unveiling of the vision during the opening hour, participants will have the opportunity to take part in two 50-minute workshop session and can choose from five topics focused around the five elements of the vision: Human Potential, Economic & Entrepreneurial Vitality, Sustainable Growth, Natural Beauty & Resources and Community Vibrancy.

You can register for the event on the Shared Upstate Growth Vision web site. The registration deadline is April 22, 2011.

UPSTATE ELECTED OFFICIALS HOLD FIRST MEETING OF 2011
Upstate Elected Officials MeetingMore than 100 elected and business leaders from across the 10-county Upstate region assembled on March 31, 2011 for the regularly scheduled meeting of the Upstate Elected Officials.

Leaders from across the Upstate first came together in August 2010 and in 2011 there will be three meetings that are open to all city, county and state elected leaders, as well as business leaders from across the region. Each meeting will have a specific topic that impacts local elected and business leaders with a subject expert speaker and time for the gathered leaders to engage in conversation on the topic.

The subject for the March 31st meeting was "The Realities of Bringing Business to the Upstate" with Hal Johnson, President of the Upstate SC Alliance providing an overview of what is currently happening in the Upstate and how communities within the region can be engaged in cultivating a culture that encourages economic development.

The next Upstate Elected Officials Meeting is tentatively set for early August.


CITY OF GAFFNEY TO HOST SMITHSONIAN EXHIBIT
Get Into Gaffney

The City of Gaffney will be hosting a Smithsonian Exhibit: New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music from April 9-May 29, 2011. During the 50-day celebration, the City of Gaffney, in conjunction with several local organizations, will host numerous companion events. Events include free concerts, music, art and instrument demonstrations, and much more.  

 

You can check out the events calendar on the Get Into Gaffney web site: http://www.gaffneynewharmonies.com

 

LIVEWELL GREENVILLE HOSTING WEBINAR AND CROSS-SECTOR DISCUSSION   

LiveWell Greenville 

LiveWell Greenville will be hosting a free webinar and cross-sector discussion on Active Living and the Built Environment on Thursday, March 7th from 1:45-3:15 p.m. at the Greenville County Square (301 University Ridge, Suite 400).

Participants will be introduced to LiveWell Greenville and the coalition's initiatives. Following the webinar, there will be a discussion what topics are applicable to Greenville. The design of the event is to stimulate ongoing dialogue between developers, real estate professionals, planners, designers and other professionals.

For more information go to http://livewellgreenville.org/ or call (864) 230-6127.


 

SHARE THE LOAD RECYCLING PROGRAM DEBUTS AT SC TECHNOLOGY & AVIATION CENTER

 

Share the Load

The Share the Load program was designed by the South Carolina Recycling Industry Group and the South Carolina Technology & Aviation Center in response to alarming state-wide statistics from 2009 that showed millions of dollars of revenue were being lost from potential sale of recyclables in South Carolina.  The pilot program, for the small quantity-generating companies within SCTAC, was designed to recover these resources in a sustainable method that uses collaboration to "share the load" of these valuable materials.  The program, fulfilling ISO 14001 requirements, strives to involve more organizations to result in higher efficiency and lower costs.

 

Share the Load will offer participating companies at SCTAC an easy, reliable recycling infrastructure that supports sustainability platforms while reaping the benefits of cost savings and landfill avoidance.  The program is designed to allow companies to avoid limited storage space and disruption of operations to either expand their current recycling program or begin a recycling program for materials that are currently being landfilled.

 

Corporate partners, 3M, Lockheed Martin, Michelin and Cytec, will lead participation in the program to help other companies become more involved with the green initiative. 

 

RIG and SCTAC will host a Share the Load orientation lunch on April 26, 2011.  All SCTAC companies are invited to attend the luncheon, courtesy of Share the Load, in order to learn more about taking advantage of what the sustainable program has to offer. 

 

You can get more information at www.sc-tac.com or by calling 803.360.3017.


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