UBJ The Takeaway

Notes from the best talks you missed

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_ Keep Reading How can Upstate businesses create a culture where women can advance?

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_ Keep Reading ‘You’d Better Be Prepared’

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Shaping Our Future Forum

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A diverse audience of nearly 200 leaders and community members from across the Upstate interested and concerned about growth in the region

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The Shaping Our Future Growth Alternatives Analysis, presented by City Explained and Urban3

‘If you ain’t first, you’re last’

_Mary Willson Keep Reading ‘If you ain’t first, you’re last’: The GVLtoday story

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Endeavor, Greenville

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GVLtoday

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Ryan Johnston, Ryan Heafy, Mary Willson

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Start-ups

“Most [shopping] decisions are not rational at all, especially when it comes to the food people eat. It is really hard for a data-driven, efficiency-minded business to admit this.”

_ Keep Reading Breaking the Mold

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_ Keep Reading Women’s Work: Five leaders discuss cultural perspectives and the importance of diversity

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_ Keep Reading ‘Do the right thing, even if it hurts’

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The Pique “Young Leaders Elevating the Upstate,” presented by Ten at the Top, Wofford College

Who Was There

More than 100 students and young entrepreneurs in the Greenville/Spartanburg community

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Chris Corley, owner of Corley Plumbing Air Electric

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Entrepreneurship & Alternative Career Paths

There are a lot of companies that we do not know about that are in countries that we visit with some regularity who can be prime economic development prospects here.

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

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Upstate SC Alliance Q4 Board Meeting

Who Was There

40 members of the Upstate SC Alliance Board

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

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Economic growth and foreign-direct investment

Be the CEO of whatever position you’re in.

_Karen Kaplan Keep Reading 9 leadership lessons from Karen Kaplan

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

Who Was There

500 members of Greenville’s business community

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Hill Holliday Chairman & CEO Karen Kaplan

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