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August 1, 2016 - Vol 7. Issue 8


58 Regional Engagements in 2016              578 Regional Engagements Since 2010    

1,902 Participants in 2016                             28,236 Participants Since 2010         
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UPSTATE REGIONAL SUMMIT INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: 
ON SALE NOW!


The 2016 Upstate Regional Summit, presented by BlueCross and BlueShield of South Carolina, will take place on Tuesday, September 13th.
 
Individual tickets are on sale now. 
  • Nonprofit & Government Entities $35 
  • General Admission $50
Click the Link below to purchase your ticket today!


*If you are a Summit Sponsor or have been invited as a guest of a sponsor, you do not need to purchase an individual ticket.
UPSTATE SUMMIT KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 
GEOFF COLVIN

Senior Editor-at-Large for Fortune Magazine, Geoff Colvin will serve as the Keynote Speaker at the Upstate Regional Summit on September 13th.


Colvin is well known for his contributions to Fortune Magazine, CBS Radio, and he has published several books. 


Colvin recently discussed  "How the Best Business Leaders Disrupt Themselves."  He points out that in order to stay relevant and overall successful, company leaders must be willing to shake things up on purpose. By disrupting the norm, companies are able to keep up with technological change and if done successfully, see a spike in stock prices.
BREAKOUT SESSION SPEAKERS FOR 
UPSTATE REGIONAL SUMMIT: PRESENTATIONS HIGHLIGHTING UPSTATE INITIATIVES
During each 45-minute breakout session, three Upstate leaders will share details about their initiative, followed by a moderated panel discussion. Summit registrants will be able to select two sessions to attend. The following initiatives will be featured:


SESSION ONE



Community Vibrancy
  • Moderated by Torance Inman and R.P. Rama, and commentated by Abe Goldberg
  • Featured initiatives:
    • Taylors Town Square presented by Alex Reynolds, President, Taylors Town Square
    • Laurens Finally Friday presented by Jonathan Irick, Main Street Coordinator, City of Laurens
    • Culture Counts presented by Jennifer Evins, President/CEO, Chapman Cultural Center
Natural Beauty & Resources: Time to Environmentally "Grow-up"
  • Moderated by Dyke Spencer
  • Featured initiatives:
    • ReWa Reedy River Quality Initiative presented by Graham Rich, CEO, ReWa
    • Breathe Better No-Idling School Program presented by Sandra Yudice, Ph.D., Assistant to the Greenville County Administrator
    • Human Impact on Natural Resources presented by Rebecca West, Chief Operations Officer, Greenville Water
Collaboration is the New Competition
  • Moderated by John Lummus
  • Featured initiatives:
    • Spartanburg Northside Development presented by Bill Barnet, Chairman, Spartanburg Northside Development Group
    • Bosch of Anderson Workforce Development Partnership presented by Randy Bunch, Director of Human Resources, Bosch-Anderson
    • Greenville Health System Clinical University presented by Dr. Brenda Thames, Vice President of Academic & Faculty Affairs, Greenville Health System
SESSION TWO


Economic & Entrepreneurial Vitality
  • Moderated by Jim Price and Erin Ouzts, and commentated by Jordana Megonigal
  • Featured initiatives:
    • Community Works Financial Stability Program presented by Deborah McKetty, Executive Director, Community Works
    • SC Fire Fighters Youth Program presented by Bryan Riebe, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator, SC Fire Fighters Association
    • City of Simpsonville Entrepreneurial Friendly Tool Kit Program presented by Allison McGarity, President/CEO, Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce 
Human Potential
  • Moderated by Paul Corbeil and Karen Burgess
  • Featured initiatives:
    • Greenville County Schools Graduation Plus presented by Burke Royster, Superintendent, Greenville County Schools
    • Aid Joy Ask Directions Initiative presented by Jonathan Shanin, Executive Director, AidJoy
    • Warrior Fellowship Academy presented by Charlie Hall, Executive Director, Upstate Warrior Solution
Sustainable Growth
  • Moderated by Phil Lindler and Michael Forman
  • Featured initiatives:
    • American Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Program presented by Ann Wright, Executive Director, Red Cross of the Upstate
    • Shaping Our Future Scenario Planning Initiative presented by Lisa Hallo, Sustainable Growth Director, Upstate Forever
    • Glendale Shoals Complete Streets and Connectivity Project presented by Sherry Dull, Senior Transportation Planner, SPATS
2016 ELEVATE UPSTATE GRANTS: INITIAL INTEREST FORMS DUE AUGUST 5th

Ten at the Top (TATT), through a funding commitment from Phil Hughes and Hughes Investments Inc., established the Hughes Investments Vibrancy Initiative: ELEVATE UPSTATE Grants (EU). The purpose of EU is to identify and provide initial funding support for community based programs that promote community and economic vibrancy in local areas across the Upstate. The initiative will award two grants annually with each being for up to $5,000.


Initial interest forms and the 2016 Grant Application are now available. The deadline for completing the initial interest form is August 5th and the full applications are due by September 15th.



Please CLICK HERE for more information on eligibility, criteria, and to download the form.
THE UPSTATE INFORMATION HUB:
UNIQUELY UPSTATE FEATURE STORIES
In addition to the events and resources available on OurUpstateSC.infothe weekly "Uniquely Upstate" e-newsletter highlights "hot events" happening across the region and a feature story that showcases something unique about the Upstate.
 
Recent feature stories include:  


The Upstate Embraces Disc Golf Craze
The Tamassee D.A.R. School Filling Children's Lives with Sunlight
The Renaissance: Where Life Is Just Beginning
Safety at Home, at School, on the Road: Safe Kids Upstate


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