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Greenville Networking

Nov. 4

Policy Breakfast

  • What: This breakfast event will feature political analyst Bakari Sellers as a speaker.
  • When: 7:30-9 a.m.
  • Where: Crowne Plaza, 851 Congaree Road, Greenville.
  • Info: $30 per Greenville chamber member, $45 per non-member; contact Madison Hall at 864-239-3748 or [email protected]

Upstate Education Spectrum Fall Forum

  • What: This is a meeting of Upstate public school, college/university, business, and community leaders. This is an opportunity for leaders from all school districts, technical colleges, two- and four-year colleges and universities, as well as business and industry in the region to come together to discuss and work on a key issue affecting the Upstate.
  • When: 2-4 p.m.
  • Where: Ten at the Top, 250 Executive Center Drive, Greenville.
  • Info: Kaylee Harrison at 864-283-0346 or [email protected]

Nov. 5

Health Care Issues Update

  • What: The Healthcare Issues Committee is open to any Greenville chamber member who serves the public in a health care role, or any Greenville chamber member who is interested in health care issues. This committee provides a forum for issues related to health care in the greater Greenville area with a vision to create an environment that fosters and promotes the delivery of world class health care for the greater Greenville community. Topics for the committee range from health care technology, policy issues, insurance, and clinical topics.
  • When: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Greenville chamber, 24 Cleveland St., Greenville.
  • Info: Madison Hall at 864-239-3748 or [email protected]

Young Professionals Interest Meeting

  • What: Open to young professionals between the ages of 21-40 who are interested in joining the Greenville chamber’s Young Professionals Group.
  • When: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Greenville chamber, 24 Cleveland St., Greenville.
  • Info: Free to attend; contact Ebony Austin at 864-239-3730 or [email protected]


Nov. 6

Tailored for Taylors

  • What: A breakfast networking event hosted by the Greer chamber.
  • When: 8-9 a.m.
  • Where: Greenville Technical College Benson Campus, 2522 Locust Hill Road, Taylors.
  • Info: Free for Greer chamber members; contact 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 (3rd Floor), George Dean Johnson College of Business and Economics, 160 E. Saint John St., Spartanburg.
  • Info: Free to attend; contact Betsy Neely Sikma at [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.


Nov. 7

Small Business Owners Forum

  • What: Connect with fellow business owners to discuss solutions to the many challenges of owning a small business at the Small Business Owner’s Forum.
  • When: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Board Room, 105 N. Pine St., Spartanburg.
  • Info: Free and open only to Spartanburg chamber members who own small businesses; contact John Kimbrell at [email protected]

Business Growth & Development Series

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]

FMLA: A to Z, Featuring ADA Interplay

  • What: Mike Shetterly of Ogletree Deakins will present a full-day workshop on FMLA. The emphasis will be on handling day-to-day challenges and understanding how ongoing changes and rulings shape compliance duties and strategies. The workshop is hosted by the Upstate Employers Network and the Greenville chamber.
  • When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Where: Venue 360, 130 Johns Road, Greer.
  • Info: $199 per person; contact Hank Hyatt at 864-239-3714 or [email protected]

Chamber Connects Referral Group 2

  • What: Monthly series featuring 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].

Education Cradle to Career – Dig In!

  • What: Learn the latest achievement statistics for Spartanburg County students, while gaining valuable insight into drivers for those statistics — ones that often affect students from all communities and backgrounds. Participants will learn about factors affecting success along the C2C continuum, opportunities for community engagement, and the effect of strategic resource alignment.
  • When: 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Spartanburg Community College, Central Campus, Health Sciences Building, Community Room (#115), 107 Community College Drive, Spartanburg.
  • Info: Free to Spartanburg County residents; contact Kim Atchley at [email protected] or 864-573-5804.

Nov. 8

Business Advocacy Update

  • What: The Advocacy Issues Committee is open to any Greenville chamber member interested in the legislative process at the local, state and federal levels of government and, more specifically, how legislation often affects your business. We will keep you informed on pending legislation, and this serves as a good opportunity for members to develop relationships with their elected officials. This committee also plays a key role in helping the chamber develop its legislative agenda for each legislative session at the South Carolina Statehouse.
  • When: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Greenville chamber, 24 Cleveland St., Greenville.
  • Info: Madison Hall at 864-239-3748 or [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; contact Nikki Crabtree at [email protected]


Nov. 14

PartnerMD Small Biz and Executive Happy Hour

PartnerMD Small Biz and Executive Happy Hour 5-7 p.m. | Rick Erwin’s West End Grill A networking event for human resource profession-als and small business executives. RSVP at by Nov. 11. Heather Propp, [email protected]

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