“Re-Checking Our Reality” a forum to learn, share around key drivers for Upstate’s economy and quality of life

    Greenville, S.C. – This morning, tickets went on sale to the general public for “Re-Checking Our Reality” – an Upstate Regional Summit hosted by Ten at the Top this September.
    WHO: Ten at the Top, a local non-profit organization that envisions an Upstate region where collaboration, coordination and cooperation across community and business sectors make us stronger together.

    WHAT: “Re-Checking Our Reality” is an Upstate Regional Summit that will provide an opportunity for business and community leaders, as well as engaged citizens, to look at where we have been as a region, where we are today and where we need to make sure we are going in our continuing efforts to be universally recognized as a leading place in the United States to live, learn, do business and raise a family.

    Tickets are now on sale and registration is open. To register, click here. Tickets are $40 per person and include lunch. Non-profit organizations and government officials may register for $20 per person, thanks to a grant from The Daniel-Mickel Foundation. Those interested in reserving a table for ten (10) should call (864) 546-7482. For media credentials, please contact Jamie Prince at Flourish at (864) 248-0255 or via email at jamie@startflourishing.com.

    WHERE: TD Convention Center | Ballroom

    1 Exposition Drive

    Greenville, SC 29607

    Park in Ballroom 1 parking lot and enter the Conference Center through the double glass doors at the traffic circle.

    WHEN: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    8:30 am – Registration and Breakfast
    9:00 am – Opening Program: “Where Have We Been, Where are We Now, and Where are We Going?”
    10:00 am – Breakout Sessions: “Sharing Ideas and Actions for Advancing the Upstate”

    Human Potential
    Creating opportunities for all Upstate residents to succeed

    Economic and Entrepreneurial Vitality
    Growing the competitiveness of the Upstate in the global economy

    Sustainable Growth
    Encouraging future growth in appropriate locations that enhance livability in the Upstate

    Natural Beauty and Resources
    Serving as reliability stewards of our natural environment and resources

    Community Vibrancy
    Embracing the importance and heritage of the Upstate’s urban areas and small towns

    12:00 pm – Summit Luncheon: “Why Building Regional Capacity is Crucial to Our Economic Vitality and Quality of Life”, featuring a keynote address from The Honorable Glenda Hood, former Mayor of the City of Orlando and Florida Secretary of State
    For more details on Glenda Hood, see attached press release.

    WHY: Recognizing the fifth anniversary of the “Upstate Reality Check” event held in 2009, the Upstate Regional Summit will bring together an estimated 400-500 people to highlight what has been done to promote collaboration and enhance economic vitality and quality of life in the Upstate over the past five years, discuss key systemic issues facing the Upstate today and into the future, and generate constructive dialogue on how to continue building collaborative efforts that increase capacity and maximize resources.

    About Ten at the Top

    Founded in 2009, Ten at the Top fosters partnerships and cooperation amongst ten counties, which form the Upstate South Carolina region, and has become an active regional entity fostering collaboration and strategic planning around issues that impact economic vitality and quality of life in the Upstate. Ten at the Top has hosted more than 350 meetings, programs and workshops that have informed and engaged more than 20,000 participants across the Upstate during its first five years. To learn more about Ten at the Top, visit tenatthetop.org or connect with them on Facebook.

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