Uniquely Upstate
Weekly Newsletter of the Upstate Information Hub
April 5, 2012, Volume 1, Issue 4
in the Upstate

April 5 - 8
Greenville Drive vs Lakewood Blueclaws, Season Opener Series - Fluor Field, 945 South Main Street in Greenville - 7pm Thurs. thru Sat. and 4pm Sunday

April 7 - 8
35th Annual Historic Pendleton Spring Jubilee-  Village Green in Historic Pendleton -
Saturday 10am - Sunday 5pm

April 9 - 14
  Okra 2 Opera: The Conference on Southern Culture - Converse College, 580 East Main Street, Spartanburg - multiple public events

April 9 - 21
 Beer Brewing Workshop: The Science of Making Beer- Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg for evening classes and USC Upstate for Saturday lab - in Spartanburg  -  
see calendar for more details 

April 12

 Greenville Small Business Development Center: Taming the Social Media Monster with Amy Wood - Clemson at the Falls, 55 East Camperdown Way in Greenville - 
9:00 am - 11:00 am   
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  BMW Embraces Environmental Sustainability with Vigor
by Jean Calvert

 "A sustainable society," said the World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987, "is one that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."  

Since setting up shop in Greer, South Carolina, in 1992, BMW Manufacturing and BMW Group worldwide have sponsored a lively three-pronged approach to sustainability to include:
  • Environmental/ecological:  Minimizing the impact of conducting business on the surrounding region;
  • Social:  Giving back to the community; sponsoring education; supporting the arts.
  • Economic:  Making sure the company is efficient and can continue to grow. 
Each leg of their sustainability programs has far-reaching scope and many stories, but this focus is on their environmental segment. 



More Easter Events!

Friday, April 6 - Calhoun Falls State Park Movie NIght: HOP  -  Calhoun Falls State Park , 46 Maintenance Shop Road, Calhoun Falls. Approximately 7:45 pm to 9:45 pm. 


Saturday, April 7 - Clemson Easter Bunny Run: Half Marathon, 5K and Easter Egg Hunt - South Carolina Botanical Garden, 150 Discovery Lane in Clemson, 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.    


Saturday, April 7Easter Egg Scramble at Tyger River Park in Duncan begins at 10:00 am. Toddler to 10 years old. 195 Dillard Road.  


Saturday, April 7 - Verdae Egg-Stravaganza at Legacy Park, 320 Rocky Slope Road in Greenville. 10:30 am to 11:30 am.      


Saturday, April 7 - Table Rock State Park Easter Egg Trail  at Table Rock State Park 158 E. Ellison Lane, begins at 11:00 am. Birth to 10 years old.  


Saturday, April 7  - Oconee State Park Easter Egg Hunt at Oconee State Park- 624 State Park Road in Mountain Rest - begins at 2pm. Ages 12 and under.    

See our calendar for Easter Sunrise Community Events..
Make Plans and Register for Upcoming Community Events 


April 14 - Minority Health Summit with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Maya Angelou - The Bi-Lo Center, 650 North Academy Street in Greenville. Free.  


April 14 - Tame the Tyger River Race and Festival in Spartanburg County 

Registration is $25/person by April 6; $30/person after April 6.  


April 14 - 3rd Annual Rolling on the River Casino Night- Fundraising Event for Middle Tyger Community Center - BMW Zentrum, Hwy 101 in Greer


April 16 - GLOW (Greenville Light Opera Works) School of Music and Drama Spring Classes - Located at Simpsonville Fine Arts Center,  

1006 Academy Street in Simpsonville 


April 19 - Free Lunch & Learn - Navigating scworks.org - Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 111 Trade Street in Greer. Registration is required.   


Use the  "Submit an Event" link found in the footer section of our website for events and registration deadlines.  



2012 Our Upstate Vision Issue Forum:
Keeping the Upstate a Great Place to Raise a Family

Join  Ten at the Top  for the second Our Upstate Vision Forum of 2012 on Thursday, April 26 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. (reception to follow) at the Community Theatre of Greenwood.  

During the development of the Our Upstate Vision, the number one thing people wanted to ensure about the Upstate of 2030 and beyond is that it remains a "Great Place to Raise a Family." As we look toward the future, what are some of the key areas that the region must continue emphasizing to ensure the Upstate remains a great place to live and raise a family?

This forum will include both a keynote address and panel discussion on issues that impact our ability to keep the Upstate a Great Place to Raise a Family including education, recreation and natural resources, cultural programs, community vibrancy, and workforce/job development.


The Uniquely Upstate e-newsletter is published each week as an outreach of the Upstate Information Hub. If you have a unique Upstate story to share or want to make sure an upcoming event is featured, please contact Becky Pittman at bpittman@ourupstatesc.org.