Ten at the Top Upstate News
January 6, 2020 - Volume 11, Issue 1
TATT Board Selects 2020-2021 Officers;
Terence Roberts Becomes 6th Chair of TATT Board of Directors
TATT Chairs
During the final Ten at the Top Board of Directors meeting of 2019, the Board unanimously selected Terence Roberts (pictured far left with the previous five TATT Chairs) to serve as the Chair of the Ten at the Top Board of Directors for 2020-2021.

Terence is the Mayor of the City of Anderson and also owns a State Farm Agency in the Upstate. He replaces Sue Schneider, CEO of Spartanburg Water, who will move into the role of Immediate Past Chair.

In addition, David Feild, Market President for Colliers International, was selected to serve as Vice Chair. Todd Horne, Vice President of Business Development for Clayton Construction Company, will serve as Secretary/Treasurer. D.J. Doherty, a partner in Mavin Construction, will serve as Chair of the Development Committee.
Ogletree Deakins Attorneys Share Insights on Issues
for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
On December 4th, the Entrepreneur Support Providers Network gathered for their fourth and final workshop of 2019. Leading labor and employment law firm Ogletree Deakins is the 2019 sponsor for this series, and the host for this workshop. 
 
The purpose of the Q4 workshop was to learn from the Ogletree Deakins experts on how to advise entrepreneurs and small business owners on legal issues around hiring employees. It featured an excellent presentation and discussion from a panel of attorneys including Michael Nail, Anne Cauble, and Lucas Asper. They shared the repercussions of not complying with I9 form requirements, the business immigration climate, and changes to employee status exemptions in the coming year—specifically, the increase in minimum salary for exempt employees.
 
The workshop was also an opportunity for the network to hear updates from each of the priority area work groups as they continue to pursue their goals. Looking forward in 2020, awareness will be the focus of this network’s efforts, making it easier for entrepreneurs to find an on-ramp into the ecosystem.
 
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 network will continue to meet quarterly over the next year. 
Keys for Helping Seniors Remain in Their Homes Discussed
at TATT Senior Issues Workshop
On December 3 rd, Ten at the Top’s Upstate Senior Issues group hosted a public workshop to discuss the household needs of Upstate senior residents. Surveys repeatedly show a majority of seniors prefer to live at home, even if that means living alone. Seniors who choose to age in their homes can face unforeseen challenges with home maintenance, isolation from the community, and vulnerability to fraudulent scams.
 
The workshop featured a panel of industry experts moderated by James Bennett, Owner and General Manager of Upstate Home Care Solutions. Panelists were Dorinne Dubois, Homecare Manager, Appalachian Council of Governments; Vee Daniel, President & CEO, Better Business Bureau of the Upstate; Annette Cook, Director of Senior Adult Ministries, Christ Church Episcopal; and Dayle Stewart, Assistant Director, Rebuild Upstate.
 
The panelists discussed how their respective organizations work to support the independent living of their clients, from assisting with minor home repairs to providing scam prevention guidelines. Bennett and the panelists all stressed the importance of planning ahead as individuals or their relatives reach retirement age.
 
This was the fourth and final workshop in 2019, but plans are underway to continue with a series of Best Practice workshops in the new year.
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. If your company or organization is interested in joining TATT's Leadership Level Supporters, please contact Dean Hybl today.
Stay Connected with 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.

Ten at the Top
104 Regional Engagements in 2019
3,856 Participants in 2019
910 Regional Engagements since 2010
41,970 Participants since 2010
On the Calendar

Be sure and put these TATT events on your calendar:

TATT New Board Member Orientation
January 27 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Park 37 Community Room
250 Executive Center Dr., Greenville, SC
RSVP Info Being Sent to New Board Members

TATT Annual New Year Kickoff Reception
(for board members and funding partners)
January 30 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Michelin NA Headquarters Lobby Atrium
1 Parkway S., Greenville, SC 29615
RSVP Info Being Sent to Board Members and Current Funding Partners

Pique: Young Leaders Elevating the Upstate
March 23 | 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Huguenot Mill and Loft
101 W Broad St
Greenville, SC 29601
Registration Coming Soon



Become a TATT Supporter

Ten at the Top funding partners and event sponsors are the backbone of the organization.

We are very grateful for all the companies and organizations that annually support TATT. Check out the list of current partners.

In 2020 TATT will be continuing to hold a number of topic-specific workshops and meetings around issues that are impacting the Upstate. In addition, we expect the 2020 Upstate Regional Summit to be our biggest event ever.

We hope you will continue your TATT support or become a new partner in 2020.


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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