Guest Speaker

    Walt Lindsley, Site Director and General Manager for the Lockheed Martin Greenville Facility

    View presentation here. View a video recap here.

    Resource Updates

    Teresa Spires, KNOW2

    Public health, education, entrepreneurship, families and youth at risk

    3 programs:

    1. Business generator BGEN
    2. Neighborhood ambassadors – volunteers who share resources, mentor and support students in public housing, during COVD vaxed 700pp
    3. Foodshare Cherokee, one of 19 hubs in SC providing fresh fruit and vegetables every 2 weeks, boxed (students pack) available to anyone for $15, $5 for snap holders, 1,800 boxes, 32,000 pounds of food since launch, will expand through the medical community, and delivery.

    April 2 Cherokee Rock and Ride – community festival, celebrating one year Foodshare anniversary

    Jonna Turner, LITCHAIN

    Blockchain and crypto company

    1. Bitcoin mining data centers
    2. Energy
    3. Education about crypto and blockchain technology, consult with legal on contract and work with school systems, K-12 and higher education, kids crypto camp

    LITCHAIN is investing in communities and teaching financial literacy and technology.

    Ribbon cutting Friday, March 11.

    Brian Ziegelheafer, BGEN

    Business generator founded in 2016

    City owns building, KNOW2 is oversight partner, 7,000 square feet of space

    Began with ARC grant, Timkin grant

    See recording for video tour!

    Incubator facility has bakeries, Main Street Director, coffee shops, tuxedo store, massage therapist, gym, contractor, school district partner, living room area, Peach City Brewing, Trackside Tap Room, has helped over 40 businesses learn, launch, and land wherever it is best for them.