An Annual Upstate Young Professional Conference

Mark Your Calendars!
2019 PIQUE
March 25, 2019
The Greenville One Center


pique: stimulate (interest or curiosity)
Join other young professionals from across the Upstate as we pique your interest for impacting our community and region.

The ten counties of the Upstate including Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Union counties is home to numerous young professionals. The millennial generation (ages 21-39) is quickly surpassing the Baby-Boomer generation and they will soon be our region’s leaders.

For this reason, Ten at the Top realized the importance of creating an opportunity for young professionals to connect with other young professionals from across the Upstate, meet Upstate business and community leaders, and provide valuable personal and professional development opportunities. To this end, Ten at the Top began hosting an annual regional young leaders event called the PIQUE with a goal of bringing together existing young professional groups from across the Upstate.

Ten at the Top is a nonprofit that promotes regional collaboration to improve quality of life and economic vitality in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Approximately 200-300 young leaders from across the ten counties of the Upstate are expected to attend. Ten at the Top board members and executives representing Upstate businesses and organizations will also be in attendance.


Our 2019 Planning Committee has been working hard to make this event a success!

Rebecca Albert, Anderson University

Christina Auckland, Denny’s

Rachel Baker, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Evan Carr, EC Media

Virginia Cebe, Scansource

Laura Cox, Anderson County Economic Development

Michael McCarthy, Greenwood County Indicators Project

Elizabeth Miller, SYNNEX Corp.

Christopher Nicholas, Ethan Rivers, LLC

Leigh Ann Puryear, Duke Energy

Britton Rodgers, Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce

Sam Sloan, USC Upstate

Mary Pat Smith, Anderson United Way

Tiffany Tate, Upstate SC Alliance

2019 Shedule of Events

1:00 PM Registration & Networking

2:00 PM: Event Kick Off

2:25 – 3:20 PM: Workshops – Session One (Attendees Choose One to Attend)

Executive Networking Roundtables

Developing Executive Courage

Lions, Tigers, Millenials.. Oh My!

3:35 – 4:25 PM: Workshops -Session Two (Attendees Choose One to Attend)

Executive Networking Roundtables

Moving up the Ladder

Reading Between the Lines

4:25 PM: Wrap-up Panel

Sponsored by the Upstate SC Alliance (More Information Coming Soon)

5:10 PM: Networking Reception

PIQUE 2019 information coming soon

PIQUE 2019 information coming soon

Why should you consider sponsoring #thePIQUE19?

Our past sponsors were able to support a great event while gaining exposure to a large audience of motivated young leaders. We have sponsorship packages that fit everyone’s budget and need your help to put on a great event.

Do I have to be a member of one of the partner organizations to attend?

No, we welcome anyone that is interested in attending.

I represent a young professional organization. How do I sign on as a partner organization?

Please email Adelyn Nottingham ( for information about becoming a partner organization. Becoming a partner organization will allow your members to select your group in the registration process, allowing you to receive $5 of each ticket sold to one of your members. It’s an easy process to sign on, so what are you waiting for?!

How do I make sure my young professional group gets their $5 kickback?

When you register, select the name of your YP group. We’ll do all the other work behind the scenes.

What if my YP group isn’t listed?

If you don’t see your YP group listed, then they haven’t signed on as a partner organization. Let us know they’re missing so we can get them signed on for next year.

Where do I register?

Registration for #thePIQUE19 is not yet open. Please check back.

Who can attend the event?

Anyone! You don’t need to be part of a young professional group to attend. Not sure if you’re considered a young professional? No worries, we still look forward to seeing you there.

Didn’t see the answer to your question here?

Just email Adelyn. She’s happy to answer any questions you have.

Adelyn Nottingham – Program Manager
Office Phone: 864-283-2313

Presenting Sponsor

Event Wrap-up Panel Sponsor

Workshop Sponsors

Leadership Maker Sponsors

Lanyard Sponsors

Sustainable Supporters

Venue Provided By

Catering Provided By

Beverage Sponsor

Partner Young Professional Groups

124 Verdae Boulevard, Suite 202
Greenville, SC 29607
PHONE: (864) 283-2315 FAX: (864) 283.2310

124 Verdae Boulevard, Suite 202
Greenville, SC 29607
PHONE: (864) 283-2317 FAX: (864) 283.2310


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