Guest Speakers: Matt Bell from SCRA/SC Launch, Frannie Stockwell from the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, and Larry Bounds from Chautauqua Festival.


    Resource Updates

    You can view a recording of the meeting here and the presentation here.

    Frannie Stockwell, Cherokee Chamber of Commerce

    • Cherokee’s Chamber works with existing businesses and brings in new businesses
    • Economic Development finds industries and the chamber works with small businesses
    • Connections are made other ways, such as TATT and Start-Grow Upstate
    • SC Work Force assists with jobs and employees
    • Institute of Innovation is a great resource for new businesses coming in (high school seniors graduate with a certificate)
    • BGen is the Business Generator that assists with budget/vision/mission and helps get businesses on their feet in their space then graduates businesses out to their own space
    • Know2 is a connector that also focuses on economic success


    Larry Bounds, Chautauqua: History Comes Alive Festival

    • Larry is a retired schoolteacher from Greenville County and has been involved for over 20 years in the Chautauqua History Comes Alive Festival
    • Participants come from all over the country
    • This festival  honors historical characters such as Hetty Lamar, Rosa Parks, Benjamin Franklin
    • At the Mauldin Cultural Center, the performance is outdoors with plenty of parking and space and in the case of weather they are presented virtually
    • There are multiple shows per day from September 3-12
    • Shows are free of charge (thanks to Metropolitan Arts Council and SC Humanities Commission and donations)

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