UBJ The Takeaway

Notes from the best talks you missed

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_ Keep Reading Future of economic development relies on ‘Landing Pad’ strategies

Event

Upstate SC Alliance Q4 Board Meeting

Who Was There

40 members of the Upstate SC Alliance Board

Speakers

John Lummus, Upstate SC Alliance president and CEO; Fred Monk, S.C. Department of Commerce

Theme

Economic growth and foreign-direct investment

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“Be the CEO of whatever position you’re in.”

_Karen Kaplan Keep Reading 9 leadership lessons from Karen Kaplan

Event

The Greenville Chamber’s ATHENA Leadership Symposium, Nov. 17, 2015, TD Convention Center

Who Was There

500 members of Greenville’s business community

Speakers

Hill Holliday Chairman & CEO Karen Kaplan

Theme

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“How many missed opportunities have you had because you didn’t start a conversation with who you are as a person? … People become interested in the uniqueness of you. Sometimes it’s a surprise to folks and sometimes it’s an inspiration.”

_Natalie Madeira Cofield Keep Reading ‘Show up, get engaged, find commonalities, and you’re started’

Event

The Greenville Chamber’s ACE Diversity Leadership Symposium, April 23, 2015 @ TD Convention Center

Who Was There

400+ members of Greenville’s business community

Speakers

Natalie Madeira Cofield

Theme

“Collaborative Relationships to Advance Multicultural Leadership”