Ten at the Top Upstate News
April 6, 2021 | Volume 12, Issue 4
Join TATT to ReConnect:
Friday Morning Small Groups Begin April 16th
As we start returning to in-person gatherings, TATT will be hosting a series of Friday morning informal "ReConnect" events where a small group of participants will get together to reconnect with others from across the Upstate. Session will be limited to no more than 20 attendees and will be held in locations that have plenty of space for appropriate distancing.

Each session will be hosted by TATT Board members with topical discussion as well as time for mingling and getting to meet new people and renew relationships with others.

Below is the upcoming schedule. With the exception of the May 14th session, all will be held in the Community Room of the Park 37 Complex at 250 Executive Center Dr., Greenville, SC 29615. All sessions are free, but attendees must register in advance as spots are limited:

April 16 - 9:00-10:00 a.m. Hosts: Terence Roberts, Mayor, City of Anderson, and Angie Gossett, Marketing Director, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina;. Topic: Open Discussion

April 23 - 9:00-10:00 a.m. Hosts: Carol Burdette, CEO, United Way of Anderson County and Dean Hybl, Executive Director, Ten at the Top; Topic: Reconnecting with Upstate Non-Profits

April 30 - 9:00-10:00 a.m. Hosts: D.J. Doherty, Partner, Mavin Construction, David Feild, Market President, Colliers International, and Todd Horne, Vice President of Business Development, Clayton Construction; Topic:Status of Development and Construction in the Upstate

May 7 - 9:00-10:00 a.m. Hosts: Stinson Ferguson, Special Counsel, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. and Joel Jones, COO, ReWa; Topic: Role of Water in the Economy & Quality of Life

May 14 - 9:00-10:00 a.m. Host: Dr. Galen DeHay, President, Tri-County Technical College (session being held at Tri-County campus in Pendleton); Topic: What's Happening in Anderson, Oconee & Pickens?

May 21 - 9:00-10:00 a.m. Hosts: Jeff Field, Executive Director, Laurens County Water & Sewer Commission, Amanda Munyan, President, Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, and Brown Patterson, Chairman, Laurens County Council; Topic: What's Happening in Laurens County?
TATT Initiatives:
March Workshop Recaps
Upstate Senior Issues Group Learns About AARP Resources For Staying in Your Home

The Upstate Senior Issues Group conducted its first virtual workshop of the year on March 31st with the focus on AARP resources available for helping seniors stay in their homes.

South Carolina AARP Volunteer, Lorraine Simmons, gave a very educational presentation on AARP’s HomeFit Guide. She provided an overview on a variety of simple actions that can be done to make a home easier for a senior to manuever and to maintain safety.

You can watch the video through this link and also find a list of senior resources available in the Upstate through this website link.
Upstate Professional Planners Get Update on Spartanburg's Northside Initiative

On March 24, the Upstate Professional Planners Workshop hosted the Northside Development Group for a presentation on the Northside Community. Michael Williamson and Tony Thomas gave an informative presentation on the history of Northside and all of the amazing work being done by NDG and the Northside Voyagers to transform the neighborhood in an intentional, community-based manner.

The next meeting of the Upstate Professional Planners will feature a presentation of the Upstate Comprehensive Plan Analysis results with intern, Kyle Dool. Kyle is a second-year graduate student in the city and regional planning program at Clemson University. A date and time will be announced in the coming weeks with the plan for this workshop to take place in mid-May.
Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem Learns About Avoiding Intellectual Property Pitfalls

On March 9, the Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem gathered on Zoom for Conversations to Avoid IP Calamities with Doug Lineberry from Burr Forman. Doug presented a guide to advise entrepreneurs on identifying, preserving, and avoiding intellectual property pitfalls at stage zero.
As always, the workshop served as a great connection point for the individuals and organizations in our region that support entrepreneurs and small businesses. 

The next meeting of the Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem will be, on Tuesday, April 20 from 3:00pm-4:00pm. The group will hear from Kunal Parikh, Policy Advisor to Senator Tim Scott about legislative updates and what to expect from the new Administration. Here is a link to register.
Have Time for a Chat?
While we have not been able to connect in-person as much over the last year as we would like, TATT is still making sure we can stay connected virtually through our regular TATT CHAT.

Be sure and join us every-other-Thursday as we discuss key issues with leaders from across the region and state. The pre-event networking starts at 2:40 pm and the TATT CHAT starts at 3 pm. In addition to our keynote speaker, we also receive updates from organizations and communities across the region.

Below is the schedule for April:

April 15: GSP International Airport Update
Guest Speaker: ,Scott Carr, Vice President, GSP International Airport

April 29: Baseball is Back!
Guest Speaker: Jeff Brown, Vice President, Greenville Drive

You can also see the entire Spring schedule and watch previous chats on the TATT CHAT page.
Staying on Top Blog
Through TATT's Staying on Top Blog, leaders from across the Upstate provide insights into key Upstate issues.

Below are the most recent Staying on Top posts:

Crisis Intercept Mapping for SMVF Suicide Prevention in Pickens County - by Jessica Varney, Executive Assistant to the Administrator, Pickens County - Click Here to Read

Doing Your Part – A Reflection from Our Intern on Her Experience During the Pandemic- by Sandy Abdelnabi, Ten at the Top Intern - Click Here to Read

GSP International Airport Response to COVID-19 - by Scott Carr, VP Commercial Business & Communications, GSP Airport District - Click Here to Read

A New Beginning - by Dr. Michael Hedgecock, Program Manager, AnMed Health Behavioral Health Center - Click Here to Read
Upcoming Events
eCommerce Planning for Success
April 15 - 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Program presented by Piedmont SCORE

April 15 - 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Latest News From GSP Airport
Guest Speaker: Scott Carr, Vice President, GSP Int. Airport

TATT Reconnect
April 16 - 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Open Discussion
Park 37 Complex Community Room
250 Executive Center Dr.
Greenville, SC 29615
TATT Board Hosts: Terence Roberts & Angie Gossett
Register Now! (limited to 20 people)

Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem Workshop
April 20 - 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Legislative Update with Policy Advisor to Senator Tim Scott
Guest Speaker: Kunal Parikh, Office of Senator Tim Scott

Sneak Pique
April 21 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Panel of Upstate Mayors
Guest Speakers: Brandi Amidon, Mayor, City of Travelers Rest; Terence Roberts, Mayor, City of Anderson; Brandon Smith, Mayor, City of Greenwood

TATT Reconnect
April 23 - 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Reconnecting with Upstate Non-Profits
Park 37 Complex Community Room
250 Executive Center Dr.
Greenville, SC 29615
TATT Board Hosts: Carol Burdette & Dean Hybl
Register Now! (limited to 20 people)

April 29 - 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Baseball is Back!
Guest Speaker: Jeff Brown, Vice President, Greenville Drive

TATT Reconnect
April 30 - 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Status of Development and Construction in the Upstate
Park 37 Complex Community Room
250 Executive Center Dr.
Greenville, SC 29615
TATT Board Hosts: D.J. Doherty, David Feild, Todd Horne
Register Now! (limited to 20 people)
Upstate Initiatives & Resources
Check out the TATT YouTube Channel for archives from meetings, presentations and events hosted by Ten at the Top. The channel also includes videos of the Elevate Upstate Grant recipients and other TATT initiatives.

TATT volunteers have developed a number of interactive regional asset maps. Check out links to regional resources below.

There is something interesting, educational or entertaining happening in the Upstate 365 days a year. Be sure to post your Upstate experiences using the hashtag #UpstateVibe365 and check out the regional calendar for what is happening across the region.

Leadership Level Partners
Ten at the Top is fortunate to have many great funding supporters and appreciate all who help ensure the current and future success of the organization. Our highest partnership level is the Leadership Level, with companies or organizations investing $10,000 or more annually to support TATT.
Support Ten at the Top
Ten at the Top funding partners and event sponsors are the backbone of the organization.

If your company or organization is not already a TATT partner, we invite you to join us. Here is a direct link to partnership opportunities for 2021 and the 2021 Commitment Form.

In addition, TATT is continuing to accept support for our Ignition Fund Campaign. This effort is a long-term funding program designed to help TATT to continue to ignite initiatives across the Upstate. Click Here for more details.

If you have questions about TATT partnership and sponsorship opportunities or would like to set up a personal meeting, please contact Dean Hybl for questions or more information.
Ten at the Top is a regional non-profit organization with the mission of fostering collaboration and partnerships across the Upstate around issues that impact economic vitality and quality of life.
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