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August 6, 2012 - Vol 3, Issue 8
UPCOMING SCHEDULE

August 21  
Human Potential Task Force Preventive Health Meeting
TATT/Upstate Alliance Offices (124 Verdae Blvd., Suite 202, Greenville) 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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August 23  
Ten at the Top Board of Directors
Village Hospital at Pelham Community Conference Room (250 Westmoreland Rd., Greer) - 12:00-2:00 p.m.

September 6  
Our Upstate Vision Forum
Tri-County Tech (7900, Highway 76, Pendleton) - 3:00-5:00 p.m. with reception to follow
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September 27 
Upstate Professional Planners Group
Mauldin Cultural Center (101 East Butler Road, Mauldin) - 3:00-5:00 p.m. with reception to follow

All meetings are free and open to the public. If you are interested in attending any of these upcoming meetings, please contact Dean Hybl
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REGISTER TODAY FOR THE NEXT OUR UPSTATE VISION FORUM ON SEPTEMBER 6TH
Our Upstate Vision Forum

 

Join Ten at the Top for the third Our Upstate Vision Forum of 2012 on Thursday, September 6th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. (reception to follow) at the Tri-County Tech Pendleton Campus.  

 

The number of adults over the age of 65 living in the Upstate is growing and projected to continue to increase at record numbers as the "Baby Boomers" move toward retirement. As we look toward the future of the Upstate, what are some of the specific things that the new generation of seniors will need and expect?

 

This forum will include an overview of what seniors are looking for from their retirement years from Jack Hansen, co-author of the book "Shaping A Life of Significance For Retirement."   There will also be a panel discussion on Life After Full-Time Work - Staying Active, Engaged and Involved as well as an overview of future trends in health care and senior living.

 

All Our Upstate Vision Forums are free and open to the public, so be sure to REGISTER NOW

 

UPSTATE CHAMBERS RECEIVE SPECIAL RECOGNITION    

Anderson Chamber of Commerce
Anderson Chamber President Lee Luff
 

The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce and Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce have received special recognition for their programs and activities.

 

The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce was one of two finalists for the ACCE (American Chamber of Commerce Executives) National Chamber of the Year in the $500,000 and Under Total Revenue Category at the 2012 ACCE Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce recently won two awards at the Carolinas Association of Chamber Executives (CACCE) Annual Management Conference in Pawley's Island. The Greer Chamber won the award for "Outstanding Chamber of the Year" out of five finalists from North and South Carolina. They also won a Communications Awar for an event program design.   

   

 

UPSTATE INFORMATION HUB HIGHLIGHTS SPECIAL PLACES, EVENTS AND RESOURCES
Information Hub

 

The Upstate Information Hub continues to offer a "one-stop" location to find links to resources and events from across the Upstate.

Overall, the Information Hub has listings of hundreds of local calendar events and
more than a thousand local community resources from across the 10 counties of South Carolina's Upstate.

In addition to the events and resources available on the web site, you can also sign up for the weekly "Uniquely Upstate" e-newsletter, which highlights the "hot events" happening across the region that weekend and also includes a feature story that showcases something unique about the Upstate.

Recent feature stories have included the Stumphouse Tunnel and Issaqueena Falls, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, LiveWell Greenville, South Carolina's Dark Corner and the Cherokee Foothills Highway.  

If you have calendar events, resources or feature stories that you would like to see added to the Information Hub, please contact Becky Pittman (bpittman@ourupstatesc.org).

  

SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE EQUINE COUNCIL LOOKING FOR INPUT  

SCUEC

The South Carolina Upstate Equine Council is conducting a survey as a part of a study to measure the economic impact of equine on the South Carolina Upstate's economy.   

 

Anyone interested in equine activities in the Upstate is asked to take just a few minutes to complete this confidential survey.

 

 

FALL REGISTRATION UNDERWAY FOR FURMAN'S POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA  

IN CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY      

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Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2012 Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Sustainability which is being offered through Furman University's Center for Corporate and Professional Development and in cooperation with the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability. The program is an intensive executive education that addresses the applicability of sustainability principles and practices to business and is ideal for senior administration and sustainability practitioners. Participants will undertake a 'capstone' organizational project as they incorporate methods to ensure sustainability becomes an ongoing strategic business process.

 

Corporate sustainability is being readily embraced because it makes business sense. The 'triple bottom line' impact of decreasing costs, increasing revenues, and enhancing corporate social responsibility are attractive to the corporate board of directors and shareholders.

 

'Going green' cuts costs, innovates products and business process, grows market shares and strengthens brands. Many companies are clearly illustrating that going green is no longer a 'nice to do' program in good times, but a key ingredient to succeeding in the new, reset economy. Every aspect of an organization can identify a business reason for becoming more sustainable. Green marketing, green accounting, reducing energy and water consumption, carbon foot-printing, and life-cycle analysis, are fast becoming the language of those who are responsible for implementing sustainable business practices.

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Sustainability: Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Module 1: September 6th & 7th

Module 2: September 27th & 28th

Module 3: October 18th & 19th

Module 4: November 15th & 16th

Module 5: December 6th & 7th

Graduation: December 7th

 

*Tuition: $3995 (a limited amount of partial scholarships are available)

 

For more information go to www.fusbp.com or contact brad.bechtold@furman.edu or 294.3136.

To register: http://www2.furman.edu/Sites/CPD/ApplyOnline/Pages/ApplicationForm.aspx

 

 

TEN AT THE TOP THANKS FUNDING PARTNERS FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT         

 

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Over the last two years, more than 80 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.

 

Each month 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.

 

This month we want to thank our Continuing (three-year) partners at the highest levels of support:

 

Regional Steward: Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Blue Cross Blue Shield South Carolina, GSA Business, Greenville News 

Regional Benefactor: Greenville Hospital System 

Regional Partner: Pacolet Milliken, ScanSource, AnMed Health 

Regional Sponsors: Elliott Davis, Erwin Maddrey, Hughes InvestmentsSealevel Systems, Bon Secours St. Francis, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Charter Business, Greenville Water, Piedmont Municipal Power Agency (PMPA),

 

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


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