Ten at the Top
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February 6, 2017 - Vol 8. Issue 2
 
93 Regional Engagements in 2016             613 Regional Engagements Since 2010
4,015 Participants in 2016                          30,349 Participants Since 2010        
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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR
THE PIQUE
YOUNG LEADERS EVENT
ON MARCH 23RD
Ten at the Top (TATT) will host the PIQUE, an annual event focusing on the collaboration and connection of young professionals (ages 21-40) in the ten county Upstate. The March 23rd event, to be held at Wofford College in Spartanburg, will feature four workshops, an opportunity to network with Upstate business and community leaders, a panel on diversity in the Upstate, and a networking reception.

Event workshops will include: Entrepreneurship & Alternative Career Paths, Young Professionals to Baby Boomers - The Four Generation Workplace, Rethinking the Executive of the Future, and How to Land a Job You Aren't "Qualified" For. The personal and professional development portion of the program will wrap up with a panel on diversity in the Upstate titled Breaking Glass Ceilings in the Upstate: Age, Gender, and Diversity.

Immediately following the event a networking reception, sponsored by Piedmont Natural Gas, will be held. The reception will feature local food, desserts, and beer.

New for 2017, the reception will also feature a silent auction with a twist. Young professionals will bid for items using volunteer hours, rather than money. Volunteer hours will have to be served at an Upstate nonprofit, providing an opportunity for young professionals to make a big impact in our nonprofit community.

In the spirit of collaboration, the PIQUE brings together existing young professional organizations in the Upstate. Organizations promote the event to members and in return $5 of each ticket sold to a partner organization is given back to help fund their programming and events. 2017 partner young professional organizations include: AFL Young Professionals, Clemson Young Professionals, Connect Young Professionals (Greenwood), Greenville Rotaract, PULSE (Greenville), Spartanburg Young Professionals, Young Professionals of Anderson County, and United Way of the Piedmont Young Leaders.

If you represent a young professional organization and would like to become a partner please contact Tiffany Tate ( ttate@tenatthetop.org or 864-283-2313).

The event is being held from 1:15PM until 6:30PM on Thursday, March 23rd at Wofford College (429 N Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303).

The cost to attend is $26 and space is limited. Register and find more information at
  www.thepique.org .

SAVE THE DATES: TATT ANNOUNCES REGIONAL FORUM SCHEDULE
Each year Ten at the Top regularly hosts regional forums focused on issues that impact economic vitality and quality of life in the Upstate.

This year TATT will be hosting four regional forums. The topics for all four forums have been determined, as well as the dates and location for the first two events.

Be sure and mark these on your calendar as you won't want to miss them. Registration for each forum will open approximately six weeks prior to the event:

April 27th - Topic: Global Fluency - Partnership with the Upstate International Center - 2:30-4:30pm - BMW Zentrum

May 25th - Topic: Shaping Our Future - Partnership with Upstate Forever and the Riley Institute at Furman University - 2:30-4:30pm - BMW Zentrum

September - Culture Counts - Date and Location TBD

November - Celebrating Upstate Successes - Date, Time and Location TBD

These events are great opportunities to connect your business or organization with Upstate leaders. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Megan Zapf (mzapf@tenatthetop.org) or check out the sponsorship packet.
UPSTATE AIR QUALITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING TO FOCUS ON IMPACT OF THE 2016 FIRES TO AIR QUALITY   
The Upstate Air Quality Advisory Committee will be holding its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, February 15th from 1-3 pm. The meeting will be held at the Ten at the Top office located at 124 Verdae Boulevard, Suite 202 (same as Upstate Alliance), Greenville, SC 29607.
 
During the meeting attendees will receive an Upstate air quality update and learn about the impact of the recent wildfires to the air quality in our region. We will also begin discussing a regional effort to take place during Air Quality Awareness Week.

The Upstate Air Quality Advisory Committee Meetings are open to the public. Please click here to register.

TEN AT THE TOP WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Ten at the Top is pleased to welcome 18 new members to the Board of Directors for 2017. Below are the board members and the company/organization they represent:

Charlita Atchison - Atchison Transportation
James Bennett - Upstate Home Health
Jeff Brown - Greenville Drive
Neal Collins - SC House of Representatives
D.J. Doherty - Mavin Construction
David Feild - Colliers International
Shannon Hansen - Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Frank Hart - Union County
Phyllis Henderson - SC House of Representatives
Cornelius Huff - City of Inman
Ken Moon - Cherokee County Economic Development
Dr. Jonathan Phipps - Abbeville County Schools
Bill Roach - Union County Schools
Shannon Sears - West Carolina Tel
Scott Talley - SC Senate
Walter Torres - Printing Solutions
Dean Turner - Abbeville Area Medical Center
Jill Van Pelt - Denny's

CHECK OUT THE TATT YEAR IN REVIEW AND 2016 SUMMIT VIDEO

Ten at the Top is proud to share the 2016 TATT Year in Review, as well as the summary video from the 2016 Regional Summit.

The Year in Review includes an overview of the engagements and initiatives coordinated by Ten at the Top in 2016. Included in the year were 93 regional engagements that included more than 4,000 participants. A total of 393 businesses and organizations from across the Upstate had some one involved with TATT either as a funding partner, board member or task force member. Click here to check out the 2016 TATT Year in Review.

One of the high points of 2016 was the 2016 Upstate Regional Summit, which was the largest event ever hosted by TATT with nearly 900 attendees. Check out the video that includes highlights from the Executive Panel and the keynote address by Fortune Magazine Senior Editor At-Large Geoff Colvin.


THE UPSTATE INFORMATION HUB:
UNIQUELY UPSTATE FEATURE STORIES
In addition to  the events and resources available on   OurUpstateSC.info, the weekly " Uniquely Upstate" e-newsletter highlights "hot events" happening across the region and a feature story that showcases something unique about the Upstate.
 
 
Preserving South Carolina's African American History & Heritage 

A Cyclist's Paradise 


 
Greenville Swamp Rabbits Engaging
the Community 
 
There is Always Something  
Blooming in Greenwood  

 


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