A guide to the latest networking + business events

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Sept. 16

UCC Presidential Series

  • What: A breakfast event hosted by the Upstate Chamber Coalition. This meeting will feature Democratic candidate for president Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
  • When: 7:30-9 a.m.
  • Where: Crowne Plaza, 851 Congaree Road, Greenville
  • Info: $30 per Chamber investor, $45 per nonmember; Madison Hall at 864-239-3748 or [email protected]

Sept. 17

Chamber Exclusive Series

  • What: This event is targeted toward human resources professionals. The topic is “Engaging the Untapped Workforce.” This training course will teach how to engage top talent with disabilities, build workplace diversity, take the guesswork out of providing ADA accommodations, and take advantage of tax breaks and existing local support.
  • When: 9-10 a.m.
  • Where: Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 105 N. Pine St., Spartanburg
  • Info: http://[email protected]/

Five Forks Chapter – Monthly Meeting

  • What: The Five Forks Chapter of the Chamber of Commerce meets to discuss issues of importance, events/projects, and common challenges/opportunities.
  • When: Noon-1 p.m.
  • Where: Crave Coffee, 1099 E. Butler Road, Greenville
  • Info: Open to Simpsonville Chamber members; Simpsonville Chamber at 864-963-3781 or [email protected]

Sept. 18

Handshakes and Hashbrowns

  • What: A breakfast networking event hosted by the Greer Chamber
  • When: 8-9 a.m.
  • Where: Countybank, 300 Trade St., Greer
  • Info: Free to Greer Chamber members; Josh Shaffer at [email protected]

Business Before Hours

  • What: A monthly morning networking event hosted by the Simpsonville Chamber
  • When: 8-9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce, 100 W. Trade St., Simpsonville
  • Info: Free to Simpsonville Chamber members; Simpsonville Chamber at 864-963-3781 or [email protected]

Coffee & Connections

  • What: Meet with fellow Greenville Chamber members and learn how to maximize your face-to-face opportunities with this structured networking event.
  • When: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Cascades at Verdae, 10 Fountainview Terrace, Greenville
  • Info: Free; Ebony Austin at 864-239-3730 or [email protected]

Why Meditation in the Workplace is Good for Business

  • What: This seminar explores the benefits of meditation in the workplace, including reduced sick days, improved employee satisfaction, increased employee retention, and reduced health care costs. This information-sharing breakfast is hosted by Greenville Technical College’s division of economic development and corporate training. The speaker is Dr. Shaherah Williams, a trained chiropractor.
  • When: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Greenville Technical College Center for Manufacturing Innovation, 575 Millennium Blvd., Room 215, Greenville
  • Info: Free; breakfast provided; register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/why-meditation-in-the-workplace-is-good-for-business-tickets-66208239627

Links Group No. 4

  • What: This noncompete leads group offers business networking and referral marketing.
  • When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: Greenville Chamber, 24 Cleveland St., Greenville
  • Info: Andrew Van at 864-239-3704 or [email protected] 

Leads Group

  • What: For anyone looking for business leads
  • When: Noon-1 p.m.
  • Where: Mauldin Cultural Center, Rotary Room; 101 E. Butler Road, Mauldin
  • Info: The Mauldin Chamber at 864-297-1323

 


Sept. 19

Young Professionals Leadership Luncheon

  • Where: This meeting will discuss input for the city of Greenville’s comprehensive 20-year plan. Attendees will hear from the GVL 2040 Committee members about what goes into decision-making for new businesses to come to Greenville.
  • When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: Crowne Plaza, 851 Congaree Road, Greenville
  • Info: Free for Young Professionals members, $25 per nonmember; Ebony Austin at 864-239-3730 or [email protected]

The Wells Fargo Speaker Series

  • What: Maj. Cristian Balan, VT Army National Guard, Retired will be presenting “Cybersecurity: What Entrepreneurs and Businesses Need to Know.”
  • When: 12:15-1:15 p.m.
  • Where: Johnson College of Business and Economics, Room 150 (BMW Classroom), 160 E. St. John St., Spartanburg
  • Info: Free, including boxed lunch, but registration is required; Philomena Raines at [email protected]

Business After Hours

  • What: An evening networking event hosted by the Mauldin Chamber of Commerce.
  • When: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Seasons Cafe and Catering, 68 Global Drive, No. 200, Greenville
  • Info: Kim Guthrie at [email protected]

Sept. 20

Retrain Your Brain

  • What: Performance coach Dr. Ann Holland and consultant Liz Parker will discuss using scientific principles as a solution to workplace stress.
  • When: 8 a.m.-noon
  • Where: Serendipity Labs, 141 Traction St., Greenville
  • Info: $129.95 per person; register at striveperformancecoaching.com

Sept. 24

Caffeinated Conversations

  • What: This morning networking event hosted by the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce features different topics. The speaker is John Lummus, president/CEO of Upstate Alliance, who will be speaking about business and talent recruitment in the Upstate.
  • When: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Coldwell Banker Caine, 151 S. Daniel Morgan Ave., Spartanburg
  • Info: Free to Spartanburg Chamber members, $10 per nonmember; John Kimbrell at [email protected]

Building Stronger Businesses in the Carolinas

  • What: Attendees will hear the topics “Marketing Basics — How to Effectively Reach Your Target Market,” “Understanding Cash Flow: A Business Owner’s Survival Guide,” and “Business Banking Solutions.”
  • When: Registration opens at 9:45 a.m.; event is 10 a.m.-noon
  • Where: Spartanburg Community College, 1875 E. Main St., Room 354 A, Duncan
  • Info: Free to attend; Matt Giddens at [email protected]

Lunch & Learn Series

  • What: Monthly series featuring a guest speaker and information to help grow your business. Topics include marketing strategies, business resources, and local industry trends.
  • When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: Simpsonville First Baptist Church, 3 Hedge St., Simpsonville
  • Info: $10 per Simpsonville Chamber member, $20 per nonmember; JR Humphries at [email protected]

LSAA Fall Social

  • What: Join Leadership Spartanburg Alumni Association for a drop-by Oktoberfest event. There will be brats, pretzel bites, and beer. Each attendee gets one free beer.
  • When: 5-7 p.m.
  • Where: RJ Rockers Brewery, 226-A W. Main St., Spartanburg
  • Info: Free for paid LSAA members, $20 per nonmember; https://www.facebook.com/events/500523460515814/

Sept. 25

Links Group No. 2

  • What: This noncompete leads group offers business networking and referral marketing.
  • When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: Greenville Chamber, 24 Cleveland St., Greenville
  • Info: Ebony Austin at 864-239-3730 or [email protected]

Business on Tap

  • What: A casual business networking event in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Bring your friends, grab your business cards, and spend the evening with the Upstate Business Journal and Upstate professionals at one of Greenville’s favorite downtown spots.
  • When: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Fluor Field at the West End, 945 S. Main St., Greenville
  • Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/894458907576876/

Sept. 26

Manufacturing Workshop

  • What: Ryan Loveless of Elliott Davis Management Consulting Services will be highlighting how he has seen companies use international manufacturing and discuss what this could mean for workshop participants.
  • When: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Where: 1800 Drayton Catering and Events, 1802 Drayton Road, Spartanburg
  • Info: Free to attend; John Kimbrell at [email protected]

Business After Hours

  • What: A monthly evening networking event hosted by the Simpsonville Chamber
  • When: 5-7 p.m.
  • Where: Fairfield Inn & Suites, 3821 Grandview Drive, Simpsonville
  • Info: Free to Simpsonville Chamber members; Simpsonville Chamber at 864-963-3781 or [email protected]

Sept. 27

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