Ten at the Top
Upstate News


January 3, 2017 - Vol 8. Issue 1
 
93 Regional Engagements in 2016             613 Regional Engagements Since 2010
4,015 Participants in 2016                          30,349 Participants Since 2010        
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Executive Director 864-283-2315

Assistant Director
864-283-2313

Partner Relations & Communications Manager
864-283-2317

Administrative Associate
SAVE THE DATE:
THE PIQUE YOUNG LEADERS EVENT SET FOR MARCH 23RD
Join us on March 23rd at Wofford College for the second annual PIQUE, a regional event for Upstate young leaders (ages 21-40). Registration will open in mid-January.

#PIQUE17 will offer intermediate level workshops for young leaders focusing on a variety of topics including "Rethinking the Executive of the Future" and "Entrepreneurship & Alternative Career Paths".
The event will also feature an opportunity for young leaders to participate in roundtable discussions led by Upstate business and community leaders.

Don't forget to check www.thepique.org for additional information as it becomes available.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and provide a unique opportunity to reach young leaders from across the entire Upstate. Please email Tiffany Tate ( ttate@tenatthetop.org) for information about how you can support this event.
TIFFANY TATE PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Tiffany Tate to the role of Assistant Director for Ten at the Top. She has served in the position of Program Manager since joining TATT in October 2014.
 
Tate has overseen the doubling of TATT committees and committee volunteers to more than 20 committees and 500 active committee participants. She has also led the development of regional inventories in a number of areas including child well-being, non-traditional entrepreneurial funders, senior issues and outdoor recreation activities. In her new role, Tate will continue to oversee TATT programs and committees while taking on additional responsibilities in administration and outreach.
 
A graduate of Liberty High School and Clemson University, Tate currently resides near Inman, SC.

MEGAN ZAPF HIRED AS NEW PARTNER RELATIONS MANAGER 
Please welcome Megan Zapf to Ten at the Top as the New Partner Relations & Communications Manager. She officially started on Tuesday, January 3rd.

An Upstate native, Megan received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Presbyterian College and a Masters Degree in Sports Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She served as the Manager of New Initiatives for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association from 2008-2010 and as the Director of Marketing and Development for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund from 2010-2013.

Since returning to the Upstate, Megan has served as Chief Financial Officer for Zapf Physical Wellness and is the Owner/Operator of Banner Bashes event coordinating.

In her duties with Ten at the Top, Megan will be responsible for managing relationships with TATT Board Members and Funding Partners as well as leading fundraising and sponsorship efforts. She will also coordinate external communications and events.
TEN AT THE TOP 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW
2016 was a year focused on several important regional projects that will wrap up in 2017. Over the course of the year, Ten at the Top conducted 93 regional engagements with over 4,000 individuals participating. Over 390 unique Upstate businesses and organizations were represented within Ten at the Top by participating in a committee, providing funding support, or serving on the board of directors.

Since 2010, Ten at the Top has conducted 613 regional engagement with more than 30,000 total participants.

Throughout 2016, a major emphasis within many of Ten at the Top's task forces and committees was compiling inventories and creating interactive maps to help increase awareness of available services and resources in the Upstate. The Natural Beauty & Resources and Community Vibrancy Task Forces are working on interactive maps of outdoor activity and recreation areas and cultural assets, respectively.

The Senior Issues Group and Child Well-Being Network are also working to create interactive maps of services and resources for seniors, children, and families. The maps would serve as a resource for individuals looking for services, as well as a tool for service providers when referring someone to a service or organization.

During the year, Ten at the Top hosted two forums. The first forum, titled The Upstate's Untapped Workforce, focused on engaging underutilized potential employees such as veterans, individuals with nonviolent criminal backgrounds, and individuals with disabilities. The event featured keynote speaker Randy Lewis, former Senior Vice President of Logistics and Supply Chain for Walgreens. The second forum, Celebrating Successes, highlighted Upstate companies and organizations celebrating milestone anniversaries. During the event the Hughes Investments ELEVATE UPSTATE Community Vibrancy grants were also awarded.

Carrying on the Upstate Bus Tour series, Ten at the Top took Upstate business and community leaders to Pickens, Spartanburg, and Cherokee counties over the course of the year.

In March 2016, Ten at the Top hosted the inaugural regional young leaders summit called the PIQUE. The event had nearly 300 young leaders in attendance to participate in personal and professional development workshops, connect with Upstate business and community leaders, and participate in a discussion about community and regionalism. The event also featured a reception with local food and beer tastings from local breweries.

In September 2016 almost 900 Upstate business and community leaders met for the Upstate Summit: Creating a Leading Region. The event opened with a leadership panel including: Mike Baur, CEO of ScanSource; James Clements, president of Clemson University; Pamela Lackey, South Carolina President of AT&T; and Michael Riordan, President and CEO of Greenville Health System. The event included six breakout sessions focused on community vibrancy, human potential, economic and entrepreneurial vitality, natural beauty and resources, sustainable growth, and "Collaboration is the New Competition".

To wrap up the 2016 Upstate Summit, Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor at Large of Fortune magazine, spoke about a sustainable competitive advantage. His keynote talk focused on constant innovation, collaboration, and building new and high level skills.

Building on the momentum of 2016, 2017 is expected to be a year full of completed projects and meaningful connection making. Ten at the Top will continue the Our Upstate Vision Forum Series and Upstate Bus Tours into 2017.

Please visit the Ten at the Top website for information about task forces and committees, upcoming events, and how to become involved.
JOIN TEN AT THE TOP AND THE GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS FOR NON-PROFIT NIGHT ON JANUARY 20TH

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits will be recognizing the work of Ten at the Top and many other Upstate Non-Profit Organizations during their "Non-Profit Night" on January 20th. Participating organizations will have information available at display tables on the main concourse and be recognized by the Swamp Rabbits in other ways during the game.

Tickets for the 7pm game against the Atlanta Gladiators are $15 with a portion of tickets purchased through this link going directly to support Ten at the Top.

We hope you will join TATT and other Upstate non-profits for this exciting evening of local entertainment.

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.
 
 
Upstate Museums: Something for Everyone
 
Step Back in Time at Pendleton's Historic Ashtabula Plantation
 
 

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