Upstate Air Quality Advisory Committee to Discuss Impact of Wildfires to Upstate Air Quality in February 15th Meeting

Greenville, SC [February 8, 2017] – During the fall of 2016 several Upstate counties, and areas in North Carolina, experienced wildfires that burned for many weeks. During this time the Upstate experienced hazy skies and air quality alert days.

During a February 15th meeting the Upstate Air Quality Advisory Committee will hear a presentation from South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) representatives. The presentation will include an update on air quality readings from ozone monitors located in the Upstate. As part of the update, SCDHEC representatives will also explain how the wildfires impacted air quality in our region.

The meeting will be held from 1PM until 3PM on Wednesday, February 15th at the Ten at the Top office (124 Verdae Boulevard, Suite 202, Greenville, SC 29607). Please visit www.tenatthetop.org to register and find more information.

The Upstate Air Quality Advisory Committee, coordinated by Ten at the Top, is made up of regional stakeholders that represent businesses, nonprofits, and governments that have a desire to improve the air quality in our region. Past projects coordinated by the committee include the Clean Air Upstate education campaign, an anti-idling campaign, and the J. Dan. Powell Electric Vehicle Charging Station Matching Grant Program.

For more details about the Upstate Air Quality Advisory Committee and tips for how you can help make our air cleaner, please visit www.cleanairupstate.org.

Ten at the Top to Host PIQUE, the 2nd Annual Upstate Young Leaders Summit, on March 23rd

Greenville, SC [February 6, 2017] – Ten at the Top (TATT) will host the PIQUE, an annual event focusing on the collaboration and connection of young professionals (ages 21-40) in the ten county Upstate. The March 23rd event, to be held at Wofford College in Spartanburg, will feature four workshops, an opportunity to network with Upstate business and community leaders, a panel on diversity in the Upstate, and a networking reception.

Event workshops will include: Entrepreneurship & Alternative Career Paths, Young Professionals to Baby Boomers – The Four Generation Workplace, Rethinking the Executive of the Future, and How to Land a Job You Aren’t “Qualified” For. The personal and professional development portion of the program will wrap up with a panel on diversity in the Upstate titled Breaking Glass Ceilings in the Upstate: Age, Gender, and Diversity.

Immediately following the event a networking reception, sponsored by Piedmont Natural Gas, will be held. The reception will feature local food, desserts, and beer.
New for 2017, the reception will also feature a silent auction with a twist. Young professionals will bid for items using volunteer hours, rather than money. Volunteer hours will have to be served at an Upstate nonprofit, providing an opportunity for young professionals to make a big impact in our nonprofit community.

In the spirit of collaboration, the PIQUE brings together existing young professional organizations in the Upstate. Organizations promote the event to members and in return $5 of each ticket sold to a partner organization is given back to help fund their programming and events. 2017 partner young professional organizations include: AFL Young Professionals, Clemson Young Professionals, Connect Young Professionals (Greenwood), Greenville Rotaract, PULSE (Greenville), Spartanburg Young Professionals, Young Professionals of Anderson County, and United Way of the Piedmont Young Leaders.

If you represent a young professional organization and would like to become a partner please contact Tiffany Tate (ttate@tenatthetop.org or 864-283-2313).
The event is being held from 1:15PM until 6:30PM on Thursday, March 23rd at Wofford College (429 N Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303). The cost to attend is $26 and space is limited. Register and find more information at www.thepique.org.