Ten at the Top Upstate News
October 4, 2021 | Volume 12, Issue 10
Sallie Holder Shares Insights for When You
"Hit Rock Middle"
During Pique Young Professional LiveStream;
Video Available on TATT YouTube Channel
Pique, Ten at the Top’s Annual Young Professional Event, was shifted to a livestream event this year with Sallie Holder, author of “Hitting Rock Middle: When Success Doesn’t Feel Like Success,” presenting tactical steps and tools to break through “rock middle” and create our greatest potential careers. Jason Weidman from Presenting Sponsor ScanSource and Pique Committee co-chair, acted as master of ceremonies and moderator.

The audience had a chance to chat with Sallie and ask questions to gain clarity on their own career growth challenges.

For more information about Sallie and to purchase her book, “Hitting Rock Middle,” visit The BRIMM. To access Sallie and her tools to help you break out of rock middle, go to The BRIMMs new Growth Portal and use promo code BRIMM50 to get 50% off your first month. The Growth Portal is a comprehensive business database with all the resources you need to grow (think worksheets, training videos & workbooks galore), and it also includes coaching calls to keep you on track toward your goals.
September Workshop Summaries
Ten at the Top hosted several virtual workshops in September. Below are summaries from those sessions. You can also watch the videos on the TATT YouTube Channel.

September 9 - How to Talk about Finances: Conversations with Lenders and Investors
Earl Gregorich of the SC SBDC acted as moderator for a panel of Upstate lenders including J. Connally Bradley of the Appalachian Development Corporation, Paul Clark from VentureSouth, Matthew Cloutier from Countybank, and Scott Whelchel of the Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union.

The group shared key points on how to build and maintain relationships with lenders and investors that will improve a company’s sustainability and profitability.
Watch a recording of the panel here.

September 14 - Strengthening the Financial Literacy of Your Entrepreneur Clients
Earl Gregorich of the SC SBDC shared action steps with entrepreneur service providers to assist them in communicating the importance of and how to maintain accurate, up-to-date financial statements with entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Watch a recording of the event here.

September 23 - How to Talk About Sales - Conversations with Potential Clients
Larry Block from SCORE presented, “Selling to Meet Needs vs. Presentation Selling,” teaching attendees how to find prospects, match them with benefits, close sales, and deal with objections. Watch a recording of the event here.

September 29 - Beyond the Shield - Use of Technology in Law Enforcement
The second session in the Beyond the Shield series of community discussions around law enforcement issues focused on the use of technology by law enforcement.

The law enforcement panel included Chief Jorge Campos from the Clemson Police Department, Captain Fred Forman from the Simpsonville Police Department, and Chief Matt Hamby from the Greer Police Department.
Chief Hamby introduced body worn cameras (BWCs) and the evolution of BWC technology. Chief Campos discussed accountability, standards and guidelines, the use of BWCs to in court cases, automation to increase usability and accuracy, privacy issues, and limitations of the technology. Captain Forman discussed the Simpsonville department’s use of license plate readers (LPRs) to solve crimes quickly in an objective and unbiased manner while saving taxpayer dollars.
Community leaders who participated in this session were Yvonne Reeder and Corey McDowell.
This workshop was highly informative about what technology law enforcement is using, how it works, how it is being used and how it is not being used, and methods utilized to maintain the safety and privacy of Upstate citizens.

You can watch the Beyond the Shield session video here.
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 upcoming schedule:

October 7: SC DHEC Upstate Health Update
Guest Speakers: Dr. Kandi Fredere, Upstate Public Health Director, SC DHEC and Dr. Lisa Carlson, Upstate Medical Director, SC DHEC

October 21: Federal Government Update (rescheduled from September)
Guest Speaker: The Honorable Jeff Duncan, U.S. House of Representatives

You can see the upcoming TATT CHAT schedule and watch previous chats on the TATT CHAT page.
Join TATT to Reconnect;
Topic for October 29 is Mental Health
Join Ten at the Top for an informal networking event to be held from 9-10:15 a.m. on Friday, October 29 in the Park 37 Community Room.

The Hosts for this session on Mental Health in the Upstate will be:
  • Megan Rogers, Director of Business, The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health
  • Patty Nodine, Director of Behavioral Health, Regenesis Healthcare
  • Karen Lommel, Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Prisma Health–Upstate in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Steven Krozer, NP, Owner, iTrust Wellness
TATT Reconnect is a free event, but registration is required as we will be limiting the number of participants to 30 people to allow for group conversation and social distancing.

Below is the upcoming schedule:

October 29: Mental Health in the Upstate
Location: Park 37 Community Room, 250 Executive Center Dr., Greenville, SC 29650
Register now! (limited to 30 people)

November 5: Latest News From Cities in Oconee County
Location: TBD, to be held in Oconee County
Save the Date Now! Registration Details Coming Soon.
Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem Holding Multiple Workshops for Small Business Support Providers & Entrepreneurs
In partnership with the South Carolina Small Business Development Center, Piedmont SCORE and CommunityWork's Women's Business Center, the Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem will be hosting a pair of free virtual workshops in October.

In addition, you can learn about entrepreneur efforts in Greer on October 12 during a special session with the The Platform at Greer, an initiative of the Greer Development Corporation.

October 7 - 12:00-1:00 p.m. - How to Talk While Networking – Conversations to Best Explain Your Company with Sara Carter, CommunityWorks Program Coordinator; LeKesa Whitner, Start:Me Spartanburg Director; and Tamika Thompson, Owner of Beyond this February.

October 12 - 3:00-4:00 p.m. - In-Person Event with the Greer Development Corporation and The Platform at Greer
Greer City Hall (301 E. Poinsett St., Greer, SC 29651)

October 21 - 12:00-1:00 p.m. - How to Talk About Problems – Conversations to Clearly Explain Issues & Solicit Feedback - Erin Ouzts, Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem
Welcome Lena Dunham
We are pleased to welcome Lena Dunham as the newest member of the Ten at the Top team. Lena started as a part-time administrative assistant for Ten at the Top on September 13. Lena is a native of Greenville and has worked as a media buyer, administrative and development coordinator, and is currently also a realtor.

In her new role, Lena will assist with TATT’s events, programs, initiatives, and coordination of the Upstate Vibe calendar and elevation of the calendar’s social presence.
Save the Date!
TATT's Annual Celebrating Successes Event Scheduled for November 17th
Check Out Upstate Resources
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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