Ten at the Top
Upstate News

October 6, 2014 - Vol 5, Issue 10

Economic & Entrepreneurial Vitality Task Force
October 7th

10:00AM - 12:00PM
Ten at the Top Office  

124 Verdae Blvd. Suite 202  


Community Vibrancy   

Task Force Meeting
October 15th 

10:00AM - 12:00PM
TATT Office
124 Verdae Blvd | Suite 202
Register Here

Natural Beauty and Resources Task Force
October 23rd
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Ten at the Top Office
124 Verdae Blvd. Suite 202
 Register Here

Our Upstate Vision  Forum: "Great Things Happening
 in the Upstate"

November 13th
3:00PM-5:00PM (Reception to follow)
Marriott - 1 Parkway East, Greenville SC
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Be sure and register today for the fourth and final TATT/Our Upstate Vision Forum of 2014, which will be held on Thursday, November 13th from 3-5 pm (reception to follow) at the Marriott in Greenville. The forum will focus on celebrating some of the successes and great things happening across the Upstate. 


While it is critical to look at areas where we must continue to work to make the Upstate an even better place for generations to come, it is also important that we take opportunities to recognize and understand some of the great things from our past and that are happening today in our region.


The November 13th forum will highlight some of the people, organizations and businesses that are making the Upstate a great place to live, learn, do business and raise a family.


The forum will also include recognition of companies and organizations celebrating milestone anniversaries (20 years or more) in 2014. If you know of a company or organization celebrating a milestone anniversary in 2014, please contact Meredyth Boaz (mboaz@tenatthetop.org) to make sure they are part of the celebration. BMW will be bringing several historic vehicles representing their 20 years in the Upstate.

The November 13th forum is free and open to the public, but we ask that you register in advance. The registration deadline is November 11th.


Has your company or organization celebrated a milestone (20+ years) anniversary this year? If so, we would like to celebrate you!

At the final Ten at the Top Forum for 2014, we will be recognizing and celebrating companies and organizations throughout the Upstate that have celebrated milestone anniversary's! Please send your company name, contact, the business location(s) and what milestone anniversary you are celebrating to Meredyth Boaz .

During the Upstate Regional Summit, attendees were asked to share their ideas about "What's Next Upstate?" as we look towards how to impact key issues across the region.

Broken into the five driver areas, Community Vibrancy, Economic & Entrepreneurial Vitality, Human Potential, Natural Beauty & Resources and Sustainable Growth, ideas provide an insight into what Upstate residents see as key ways to address issues impacting our region both today and as we look towards future growth across the region.

In addition to ideas provided by summit attendees, through a partnership with Imagine That, anyone with an idea, concern or suggestion is asked to share their insight and ideas through WhatsNextUpstate.com.

Ideas will be used by the Ten at the Top Task Forces to identify future opportunities for creating regional collaboration, partnerships and initiatives. Be sure to add yours today!



As Furman University explores educational products to address workforce needs in South Carolina, your feedback is tremendously important. Please help us understand your needs in the field of data analytics and business intelligence by taking a moment to complete our brief survey. Your response will help us determine if this is an area of need for the Upstate business community that we can address through curricular programming.  It will also help us gauge your interest in post-baccalaureate programs targeted at meeting specific educational gaps. Furman University will be happy to share the survey results should you express an interest in receiving them.


Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QVRD85K

The Upstate Information Hub continues to offer a "one-stop" internet 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 include: Community Joins Together to "Recheck Our Reality", First-Ever "Copped" Teen Tournament Champion, Tommi Rae Fowler, Sleep Under the Stars in the Upstate and Upstate Chambers Groom Today's Professionals into Tomorrow's Leaders.

If you have calendar events, resources or feature stories that you would like to see added to the Information Hub, please contact Meredyth Boaz


Over the last five years, more than 120 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 some of our Continuing Funding Partners (2013 & 2014):  


Regional Visionary: Blue Cross Blue Shield South Carolina 


Regional Stewards: GSA Business, Greenville News 


Regional Benefactor: Greenville Health System 


Regional Partners: Anmed Health, Fluor 


Interested in becoming a Ten at the Top funding partner? Contact Meredyth Boaz or call 864-283-2317 


Click here to view 2014 Sponsor Opportunities 


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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 (except for when there is a holiday) to more than 6,500 residents across the Upstate. The deadline for submitting information is the Thursday prior to the first Monday of the month.

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