PIQUE: (verb) to stimulate (interest or curiosity)

    As the millennial generation replaces the boomer generation in the workforce, it is important to give those young professionals their own millennial-style networking groups—and Ten at the Top has created the PIQUE, an annual event for personal and professional development opportunities.

    In the spirit of collaboration, the PIQUE brings together existing young professional organizations in the Upstate. Organizations promote the event to members and in return $5 of each ticket sold to a partner organization is given back to help fund their programming and events. 2018 partner young professional organizations include: AFL Young Professionals, Clemson Young Professionals,Connect Young Professionals (Greenwood), PULSE (Greenville), Spartanburg Young Professionals, Young Professionals of Anderson County, and United Way of the Piedmont Young Leaders.

    The annual event focuses on the collaboration and connection of young professionals (ages 21-40) in the ten county Upstate. The 2019 event, to be held in the spring at the Greenville One Center in Greenville, will feature four workshops, an opportunity to network with Upstate business and community leaders, a wrap-up panel hosted by the Upstate SC Alliance, and a networking reception.

    The 2019 PIQUE planning committee has been hard at work planning the event for our Upstate young professionals. The committee is made up of young leaders from across the Upstate region. This year’s committee members include:

    • 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

    If you represent a young professional organization and would like to become a partner, please contact Adelyn Nottingham (anottingham@tenatthetop.org or 864-283-2313). The event is being held from 1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 25th at the Greenville One Center (1 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29301). Registration opens in early 2019, so mark your calendars now! Click here for more information.