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Dec. 3

Upstate Senior Issues Workshop

  • What: The topic of this workshop is Aging in Place. This workshop will feature remarks from James Bennett, the owner and manager of Upstate Home Care Solutions. There will also be a panel discussion featuring Dorinne Dubois, homecare manager for Appalachian Council of Governments; Vee Daniel, president & CEO of Better Business Bureau of the Upstate; Annette Cook, director of senior adult ministries for Christ Church Episcopal; and Dayle Stewart, assistant director of Rebuild Upstate.
  • When: 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Where: Ten at the Top Community Room, 250 Executive Center Drive, Greenville.
  • Info: Kaylee Harrison at 864-283-0346 or [email protected]

Chapter Holiday Lunch

  • What: Annual Piedmont SCORE holiday lunch.
  • When: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Where: City Range, 615 Haywood Road, Greenville.
  • Info: Terry McKenney at 864-271-3638 or [email protected]



  • What: This event provides the opportunity for diverse business professionals to connect.
  • When: 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Where: Larkin’s Sawmill, 22 Graves Drive, Greenville.
  • Info: Nika White at 864-237-3727 or [email protected]

Dec. 4

Handshakes and Hashbrowns

  • What: A breakfast networking event hosted by the Greer chamber.
  • When: 8-9 a.m.
  • Where: Great Homes of the Upstate, 106 W. Church St., Greer.
  • Info: Free to Greer chamber members; Josh Shaffer at [email protected].


1 Million Cups

  • What: Every month, entrepreneurs present their startup companies to their communities and learn how their community can help their businesses to flourish.
  • When: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Where: The GreenHouse (third floor), George Dean Johnson College of Business and Economics, 160 E. Saint John St., Spartanburg.
  • Info: Free to attend; Betsy Neely Sikma at [email protected].

Upstate Entrepreneur Support Providers Network Workshop

  • What: This event will feature a panel discussion with Ogletree Deakins’ attorneys on a variety of topics affecting the entrepreneurial community, including I-9 forms, onboarding new employees, and non-compete agreements.
  • When: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., 300 N. Main St., Suite 500, Greenville.
  • Info: Kaylee Harrison at 864-283-2315 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.


Dec. 5

Links Group #1

  • What: This non-compete leads group offers business networking and referral marketing.
  • When: 8:45-10 a.m.
  • Where: Greenville chamber, 24 Cleveland St., Greenville.
  • Info: Ebony Austin at 864-239-3730 or [email protected]

Chamber Connects Referral Group 2

  • What: Monthly series features a guest speaker and information to help grow your business. Topics include marketing strategies, business resources, local industry trends and more.
  • When: Noon-1 p.m.
  • Where: Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce, 100 W. Trade St., Simpsonville.
  • Info: Free to Simpsonville chamber members; Josh Wiseman at [email protected].

Simpsonville Chamber’s Annual Holiday Party

  • What: The Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday party. Chamber members will accept donations of canned goods and hygiene supplies to support the efforts of the Center for Community Services.
  • When: 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Where: Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce, 100 W. Trade St., Simpsonville.
  • Info: Free to attend for Simpsonville chamber members; contact the Simpsonville Chamber at 864-963-3781 or [email protected]

Dec. 6

Outlook Spartanburg

  • What: This conference will feature legislative, economic and community forecasts at the local, regional, national and global level to enable attendees to make informed decisions in 2020. There will be an Economic Forecast Breakfast featuring Wells Fargo Senior Economist Tim Quinlan; break-out sessions on trends in Spartanburg’s economy and making healthy happen together presented by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Center; Spartanburg’s Got Talent; a 2020 response to the racial equity index; and legislative lunch, which will unveil the 2020 legislative priorities and a conversation with the Spartanburg County legislative delegation.
  • When: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Spartanburg Marriott, 299 N. Church St., Spartanburg.
  • Info: Hope Howard at [email protected].

First Friday Luncheon

  • What: A lunchtime networking event hosted by the Greer chamber.
  • When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: Greer City Hall, 301 E. Poinsett St., Greer.
  • Info: $10 per Greer chamber member, $15 per non-member; Nikki Crabtree at [email protected]

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