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June 13, 2011 - Vol 2, Issue 8
UPCOMING SCHEDULE

TASK FORCE MEETINGS All Task Force Meetings are currently being held at the University Center (215 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville)

June 14 - Natural Beauty & Resources - 3:30-5 pm

June 15 - Human Potential

2-3:30 pm

June 21 - Sustainable Growth
10-11:30 am

July 19 - Economic & Entrepreneurial Vitality  
9:30-11 am

TATT Executive Committee

June 21 - 12-2 pm - University 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
TEN AT THE TOP NAMED FINALIST FOR NATIONAL AWARD
Alliance for Regional Stewardship

The Alliance for Regional Stewardship has selected Ten at the Top (TATT) as one of three finalists for their prestigious Organizational Champion Award, which is given annually to a regional organization that displays overall excellence and commitment to the principles of regional stewardship. The 2011 award winner will be recognized during an awards banquet during the American Chamber of Commerce Executives Convention on August 4th.

 

In addition to TATT, the other organizations recognized are the Chamber Leadership Initiative for Northwest Kentucky (C-LINK) and the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

 

"This is a great honor not just for Ten at the Top, but for the entire Upstate," said Dean Hybl, Executive Director of Ten at the Top, "It shows that others across the country are seeing the commitment to collaboration and regional partnerships that has been growing across the Upstate for quite some time."


A panel of judges from across the country evaluated each award entry based on the four principles of regional stewardship: innovative economy, livable communities, social inclusion, and a collaborative style of governance.  Scores were awarded based on five criteria: context, innovation and excellence, performance, cohesiveness, and replicability.  The three submissions from this year's competitive field that received the highest cumulative scores were named finalists. 

 

You can read more about TATT and the 2011 Alliance for Regional Stewardship Organizational Champions Award.    

 

 

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SOUTH CAROLINA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HOST PRESIDENT'S ROUND-TABLE ON MULTICULTURALISM AND MISCONCEPTIONS
SC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce The South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a President's Round-table workshop on Thursday, June 30, 2011 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Palmetto Bank located at 306 East North Street in Greenville.

The theme for the session is "Multiculturalism and Misconceptions" and will feature an interactive discussion and activities related to diversity and our community.

For more information or to attend, you can contact the South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at 864.643.7261.

 

MICHAEL FANNING TO MAKE PRESENTATION IN UPSTATE  

ABOUT TAX REFORM IN SOUTH CAROLINA 

 

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Michael Fanning, Executive Director of the Olde English Consortium, will be in the Upstate on June 28th to talk about the tax system in South Carolina and the need for comprehensive tax reform.

The presentation is free and open to the public and will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites on Verdae Boulevard in Greenville.

You can either register online or by calling 864.233.4137.




PRESENTATION LOOKS AT WHY THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS BROKEN  

AND HOW IT CAN BE FIXED   

 

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Dr. Ira Williams, a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, author and healthcare consultant, will be conducting a presentation from 1-5 pm on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at the USC-Upstate College of Business and Economics Building George Johnson Building (160 East St. John Street, Spartanburg).

His topic for the presentation is "Why our healthcare system is broken and how to begin a process to fix that system."

South Carolina medical and hospital leaders have publicly acknowledged that our medical/healthcare system is broken. Those public acknowledgments were provided without details on how or why the system is broken and without consideration for how to begin to "fix" the system.

Dr. Williams will create a word-picture of why the system is broken and how to begin a logical and doable process of completely reorganizing healthcare in South Carolina.

The presentation is open to the public and no pre-registration is required.
 

 

FUNDING PARTNERS HELP SUPPORT REGIONAL VISION AND COLLABORATION       

 

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 Over the last year and a half, a total of 77 organizations and individuals from across the Upstate have helped support the mission of Ten at the Top to promote collaboration and planning in the Upstate by donating funds or services as either a continuing funding partner (commitment of at least three years), annual funding partner or event sponsor.

 

During each issue of the TATT e-newsletter we will be highlighting some of these organizations that recognize the value of regional collaboration, planning and partnerships across the 10-county Upstate region as we work together to ensure that the Upstate remains a great place to live, learn, do business and raise a family for generations to come.

 

Below are the Continuing Funding Partners at the Regional Advocate Level:

Regional Advocate: Barnet Development Corporation, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, BMW Manufacturing Company, Craig Brown, Erwin Maddrey, Furman Co., Inc., Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, Upstate Medical Center 


You can read the entire list of TATT Funding Partners on our web site.

If your organization recognizes the value of regional collaboration, planning and partnerships and would like to become part of this prestigious group of local champions, please contact Dean Hybl (dhybl@tenatthetop.org) or go to the web site to download our pledge form.

 

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If your city, county or organization has news you want to share or an event you want to promote with people across the 10-county Upstate Region, send it to us and we will include it in the next Ten at the Top e-newsletter.

The TATT newsletter is typically distributed the first Monday of each month (with special editions as information warrants) to more than 6,500 residents across the Upstate.

Send information about an upcoming event, special recognition or anything else you think is of regional interest to Dean Hybl.


EDITOR'S NOTE: The July edition of the TATT E-Newsletter will be distributed on Wednesday, July 13th. Deadline for submissions will be Friday, July 8th. We will return to our regular schedule in August.
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