TATT CHAT Recap – March 9, 2023

    TATT CHAT Recap – March 9, 2023

    Welcome and introductions: Todd Horne, First Vice Chair

    CommunityWorks – A Community Development Financial Institution

    LaTorrie Geer, CEO

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    Resource Updates



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    2022 TATT Chat Meeting Recaps

    Meeting Recaps

    December 8, 2022 – Topic: Mobility in the Upstate with GP McLeer, Director of the Upstate Mobility Alliance
    November 10, 2022 – Topic: Tri-County Technical College & North Greenville University Criminal Justice Programs
    October 13, 2022 – Topic: GSP International Airport Update: Tom Tyra, Communications & Air Service Director
    Sepetmber 9, 2022 – Topic: Catherine Schumacher from Public Education Partners – Greenville
    August 11, 2022 – Topic: SC Department of Commerce with Chantal Fryer, Division of Business Services
    July 14, 2022 – Topic: Growing Bio Industry in South Carolina James Chappell, President & CEO, SC Bio
    June 9, 2022 – Topic: Cyber Security in the Upstate; Guest Speaker: Chad Hardaway, Director of the Technology Commercialization Office, University of South Carolina
    May 12, 2022: Mary Hipp, Feed & Seed and Brooke A. Brittain, Clemson University Associate Director
    April 14, 2022: Katherine O’Neill, Chief Economic Development Officer for OneSpartanburg, Inc
    March 10, 2022: Walt Lindsley, Site Director and General Manager for the Lockheed Martin Greenville Facility
    February 10, 2022: Urban League of the Upstate, Gail Awan, CEO of Urban League of the Upstate
    January 13, 2022: Economic Update with Scott Baier, Clemson University

    2021 TATT Chat Meeting Recaps

    December 2, 2021: Upstate Economic Development Update with John Lummus, CEO of Upstate Alliance
    November 4, 2021: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Update with Scott Carr
    October 21, 2021: Congressional Update; Guest Speaker – U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan.

    October 7, 2021: DHEC Upstate Health Update; Guest Speaker: Dr. Kandi Fredere, Upstate Public Health Director, SC DHEC, and Dr. Lisa Carlson, Upstate Medical Director, SC DHEC

    September 9, 2021: Impacts of COVID-19 on Employee Benefits and Office Protocols – Guest Speakers: George Shira, VP for Human Resources – Chemical Division, Milliken & Company and Jim Shew, Vice President – Employee Health & Benefits, Marsh & McLennan Agency
    August 26, 2021: Resource Updates, Guest Speakers: Matt Bell, SCRA/SC Launch, Frannie Stockwell, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, and Larry Bounds, Chautauqua Festival.
    August 12, 2021: Beware of the Latest Scams Update, Guest Speakers: Vee Daniel, Executive Director, Better Business Bureau of the Upstate
    July 29, 2021: Update on Creating a Safer Upstate Initiative, Guest Speakers: Members of the Creating a Safer Upstate Committee
    July 15, 2021: Guest Speaker: Emily Felt, Director of State Energy Policy, Duke Energy
    June 24, 2021: Guest Speaker: Beth Paul, GM of Bon Secours Wellness Arena
    June 10, 2021: Guest Speaker: Congressman William Timmons
    May 27, 2021: Guest Speaker: Robyn Grable, Founder & CEO of Veterans ASCEND/Ability ASCEND.
    May 13, 2021: BMW Pro-Am: Guest Speakers: Judson Conwell, Business Development Manager, BMW Pro-Am and Kari Snyder, Charity and Volunteer Coordinator, BMW Pro-Am.
    April 30, 2021: Baseball is Back! Guest Speaker, Jeff Brown, Greenville Drive.
    April 15, 2021: Latest news from Greenville-Spartanburg Airport:  Guest Speaker, Scott Carr, GSP Airport.
    April 1, 2021: Health Care Update: Guest Speaker, Dr. Sara Saccocio, Ambulatory Chief Medical Officer, Prisma Health.
    March 18, 2021: Maintaining Mental Health: Guest Speaker, Dr. Michael Hedgecock, AnMed Health
    March 4, 2021: Broadband in the Upstate: Guest Speakers, Tom Allen, Director of Safety, Transportation and Emergency Response, South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff; Jim Stritzinger, Founder, President & CEO, Revolution D, Inc.; Shannon Sears, Director of Commercial Operations, West Carolina Tel.
    February 18, 2021: Guest Speakers, Tiffany Tate and Aimee Redick, Upstate Alliance “Skill Up” Initiative.
    February 4, 2021: Guest Speaker, Elizabeth Davis, President, Furman University.
    January 21, 2021: Guest Speaker, Dr. Jonathan Knoche, Medical Consultant, Divisions of Immunization and Acute Disease Epidemiology, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
    January 7, 2021: Scott Baier, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, John E. Walker Department of Economics, Clemson University

    2020 TATT Chat Metting Recaps

    December 17, 2020: Year in Review
    December 3, 2020: Guest speaker Senator Tim Scott
    November 19, 2020: Guest speaker Myra Reece, Director of Environmental Affairs, SCDHEC
    November 5, 2020: Guest speaker Jordana Megonigal, CEO and Founder, The RECON Network
    October 22, 2020: Guest speaker Dr. Galen DeHay, President, Tri-County Technical College
    October 8, 2020: Guest speaker Kyra Lobbins, Deputy Chief of Staff, Clemson University
    September 24, 2020: Guest speaker Scott Carr, Vice President, Commercial Business & Communications, GSP International Airport
    September 10, 2020: Guest speaker Jim Shew, Vice President—Employee Benefits, Marsh & McLennan Agency
    August 27, 2020: Guest speakerSean Dogan, Interim President and CEO, Urban League of the Upstate
    August 13, 2020: Guest speaker Sam Konduros, President and CEO, SCBIO (South Carolina Biotechnology Industry Organization)
    July 30, 2020: Guest speaker Sara Hazzard, CEO, South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance
    July 16, 2020: Guest speaker Jeff Brown, Vice President for Marketing, Greenville Drive
    June 25, 2020: Guest speaker Congressman William Timmons, South Carolina 4th Congressional District
    June 11, 2020: Supporting Upstate Veterans—Charlie Hall, President, Upstate Warrior Solution
    May 28, 2020: Arts Reopening Guide—G.P. McLeer, South Carolina Arts Alliance
    May 21, 2020: Creating Safer Environments—Phillip Lowery, Johnson Controls, Inc., and Bringing Back the Burg—Allen Smith, Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce
    May 14, 2020: Liz Seman, Furman University and Greenville County Council, and John Lummus, Upstate SC Alliance
    May 7, 2020: Staying Mentally Healthy (Elizabeth Freeman, USC Upstate), Upstate Tourism Update (Tim Todd, Discover Upcountry), New Senior Meals Program (Catriona Carlisle, Greenville Meals on Wheels)
    April 30, 2020: Federal Update (Jeff Duncan, SC District 3 Representative) and Clemson University Update (Kyra Lobbins, Deputy Chief of Staff)
    April 23, 2020: Scams and Fraud (Vee Daniel, Better Business Bureau of the Upstate)
    April 16, 2020: Unemployment and Available Jobs (Ann Angermeier, Upstate Workforce Board) and GSP Airport Update (Scott Carr, GSP International Airport)
    April 9, 2020: Ten at the Top initiative updates—Upstate Mobility Alliance (Michael Hildebrand), Entrepreneur Ecosystem (Erin Ouzts), Senior Issues and Education Spectrum (Justine Allen)