June 17, 2021, Vol. 11, Issue 12
The Phoenix Center – Duchess' Story

Written By: Michael McLain, The Phoenix Center

Substance Use Disorders and Addiction impact all socio-economic groups, all races, and for many of us, our own families. Substance use also costs employers in absenteeism, lost productivity, lower morale of coworkers, and increased workers compensation costs.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) reports substance use costs employers $81 Billion dollars per year and that 70% of all people that use drugs in our society are employed. The Phoenix Center accepts employer referrals to treatment services and consults with Human Resource Managers on substance use treatment options and drug testing plans to effectively treat an employee’s substance use disorder and assist them in returning safely to work. 

Minority Financial Summit – A Dynamic Collaboration

Written By: Katrina Meeks Jameson, SC SBDC

It is common for small businesses and start-ups to need funding to operate or expand their business. Unfortunately, many of these owners and entrepreneurs do not know where to find financial assistance, nor how to apply for it. A key function of the SC Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is connecting clients with funding options unique to their business needs and helping them apply for these programs. With small businesses floundered in the wake of COVID-19, Spartanburg Area Manager Katrina Meeks decided to take this initiative one step further with the Minority Financial Summit webinar training.

The Minority Financial Summit was designed to advance and foster lender relationships and connections, specifically for minority-owned small businesses. The webinar educated attendees on funding options available within the community and discussed the criteria lenders look for when deciding to fund various projects. It also addressed the disparities that minorities often experience when working to secure small business funding.

Beyond Housing SC Summit

Written By: James Alston, Beyond Housing Executive Director

Formerly known as Neighborhood Housing Corporation, Beyond Housing was created in 1989 and is one of the oldest affordable housing non-profit organizations in Greenville County. While we have been around for over 30 years and have created almost 200 homeownership opportunities, we felt we were missing something.

We felt we needed to do more. COVID-19 made that even more clear. In the last year, we revamped our mission, vision, and strategic direction. After a lot of work behind the scenes, we are thrilled to reveal our new name as Beyond Housing and our added emphasis on community development.

Trailblazer Park

JUNE 21-25
Spartanburg Arts Center

Abbeville Opera House

"Events are Back!"

JUNE 24 | 3:00 to 4:00 PM

GUEST SPEAKER | Beth Paul, General Manager of Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Ten at the Top's Networking Extravaganza

Featuring a Partner Expo with Specialty Foods & Tunes from Across the 10-County Upstate Region!

You will not want to miss this fun new outdoor networking event as we continue to re-connect with stakeholders and partners across the Upstate.

All current TATT partners will receive complimentary event tickets (number of tickets is dependent on funding level) and all current partners at the Advocate Level or Higher will have the opportunity for a display table as part of the Partner Expo.

Individual tickets for non-funding partners will go on sale in July.

Pints for Pups

Longest Day Fundraiser Ride

10th Annual Benefit