Ten at the Top
Upstate News

October 3, 2016 - Vol 7. Issue 10

71 Regional Engagements in 2016               591  Regional Engagements Since 2010    
3,054 Participants in 2016                             29,388 Participants Since 2010         
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Program Manager
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Communications M anager
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UPSTATE LEADERS CONVERGE FOR 2016 REGIONAL SUMMIT
Nearly 900 leaders from across the Upstate region converged on the TD Convention Center for the 2016 Upstate Regional Summit on September 13th.

Focused on the topic of "Creating A Leading Region", the event included multiple discussions about how to leverage the positive things currently happening across the Upstate to ensure we are continuing to grow our role as a leading place to live, learn, do business and raise a family.

Click here for a full summit recap. You can also check out the Summit Photo Gallery.

Special thanks to the more than 80 businesses and organizations that served as event sponsors. Check out the full list of Summit Sponsors.
THE UPSTATE BUS TOUR... GETTING TO KNOW OUR NEIGHBORS. NEXT STOP, CHEROKEE COUNTY
NOVEMBER 3, 2016 

Join Ten at the Top as The Upstate Bus Tour... Getting to Know Your Neighbors makes our next stop in Cherokee County on November 3rd.

A full day in Cherokee will include stops at the a distribution center, a stop at the Cowpens Battlefield, the Spartanburg Community College Cherokee campus where we will hear from education and community leaders from across the county. We will also visit Downtown Gaffney for a tour of Main Street, the Visitors Center, and BGen, the newest business incubator that is already working to help launch new businesses. We will wrap up the day by touring Limestone College followed by quick driving tours of the Cherokee County economic parks to discuss all the new and continuing industry  in the county.

Space is limited to 33 people, so be sure to secure your spot today. 
Cost for the day is $25*, lunch is included. 
UPSTATE ELECTED OFFICIALS MEETING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27th
Shaping Our Future Scenario Planning & Growth Alternatives Analysis 

Since 2010, Ten at the Top and other regional partners have hosted regular meetings of city, county, and state elected officials. Typically, the sessions focus on a specific topic and include a presenter, or number of presenters.

The next Upstate Elected Officials Meeting on October 27th will be a bit different, as rather than presenting to you on a specific topic, it will be an interactive program where we will be asking for your input on current and future growth within your community and the greater Upstate region as part of the Shaping Our Future Scenario & Growth Alternatives Analysis project. 

Your local knowledge and input on what is happening within your community is crucial to the overall project, so your participation on October 27th is greatly appreciated.
TEN AT THE TOP IS HIRING!
Communications & Partner Relations Manager

Job Purpose: The Ten at the Top (TATT) Communications & Partner Relations Manager will be responsible for coordinating and growing relationships with existing community and funding partners, securing new funding partners and sponsors, and implementing community and funding development campaigns. 

Reporting directly to the Executive Director and working closely with the board development officers, this position will coordinate aspects of organizational marketing campaigns, funding relations, and will be the main point of contact for all TATT board members and media.  The successful candidate will also have general oversight of TATT internal and external communications. This is a managing position overseeing the work of 1-2 TATT employees or contractors.

For more information about the position please click HERE. 

All interested applicants please submit a resume and cover letter to Ashley Downing at adowning@tenatthetop.org
UPSTATE SCHOOLS & BUSINESSES WORKING TO BRIDGE THE GAP FROM GRADUATE TO EMPLOYEE
Last week a group of Upstate school district and workforce development representatives met to begin planning the third Upstate Education & Economic Development Forum.

The goal of the forums are to keep the conversation between the region's school and businesses flowing to ensure Upstate graduates are able to be gainfully employed after completing school.

The upcoming Upstate Education & Economic Development Forum will be held on Thursday, November 10th at the MT Anderson Support Center in Greenville. The focus of the forum will be how the South Carolina Profile of a Graduate compares with the actual needs of Upstate business and industry.

For more information about the event program and to register to attend, 
please click here.
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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.
 
Recent feature stories include:   

Spartanburg Asks Residents to Choose Tap
Creating a Leading Region_ 2016 Upstate Summit













Cherokee Foothills Highway Offers Scenic Alternative
Made in Oconee County_ Celebrating Manufacturing in the Golden Corner
 

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HAVE NEWS? WE WANT TO KNOW!
Latest NewsIf 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. 
Send information to Ashley Downing