Spartanburg...Soaring with Enterprise!
Chamber Now Accepting Nominations for
Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Awards
The Diversity Committee of the Spartanburg Area Chamber is preparing for the 2014 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Awards Celebration. The program celebrates and recognizes the outstanding achievements of minority and women entrepreneurs, as well as individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing the minority business community. The committee is currently encouraging and accepting nominations for awards to be presented at the celebration. The Minority Business Person of the Year award is presented to any minority and/or female individual who owns and operates or bears principal responsibility for operating a small business. The Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year is designed to recognize individuals who have fulfilled a commitment to support minority entrepreneurship and may or may not be small business owners.Award recipients will be honored at the annual Minority Enterprise Development Celebration on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Spartanburg Marriott. The Chamber encourages nominations from business and trade associations, prime contractors, federal, state and local government agencies, and individual business owners.
Click [HERE] for award criteria and link to online nomination form.
|4 YOU! Custom Gifts and Awards
Allegra Marketing Print Mail
Bloom Hair Lounge
Boiling Springs Heating & Air
Carolina Center for Behavioral Health
Carolina Country Club
Church Street Lofts
Comfort Suites at Westgate Mall
Core Health Centers
Corporate Staffing Services
Country Club of Spartanburg
Gerald's Candy & Nut Shoppe, LLC
Hilldrup Moving & Storage
Inman-Campobello Water District (Pure Image Customized Bottled Water)
Integral Solutions Group
Keeping the P.A.C.E.
Mary Black Health System, LLC
Mobile Meals of Spartanburg
|Motte & Sons Bootlegging Co.
NHE Spartanburg Apartments Coummunities
Physical Rehabilitation & Wellness Center of Spartanburg
SC Works Upstate/Upstate WIB
Senior Care Consultants of S.C.
ServiceMaster of Spartanburg
SERVPRO of North Spartanburg County
Sherman College of Chiropractic
Spartanburg Community College Corporate & Coummunity Education Division
Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
Spartanburg Rehabilitation Institute
Spartanburg Young Professionals (SYP)
The Blood Connection
The Firing Line LLC
The Healing Place
Vic Bailey Automotive
Western & Southern Life
Windsor House Assisted Living
Spartanburg County's Carter Smith Chosen as
Upstate Economic Developer of the Year
Mr. Carter Smith, CEcD, executive vice president at Economic Futures Group, Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce was chosen by his peers as this year’s “Upstate Economic Developer of the Year.” The award was announced at the Upstate SC Alliance’s Mid-Year meeting Wednesday at the Crowne Plaza in Greenville. The award recognizes the hard work and dedication of local developers in the Upstate who have made a significant difference in their community.
“Carter defines excellence in economic development,” said Upstate SC Alliance president and CEO John Lummus in announcing the honor. “He has played a leading role in building the Upstate’s global competitiveness. This region is very fortunate to have benefitted from his wisdom, guidance and professionalism for the past 23 years.” [Read More Link...]
Wellville Five Communities Selected for Five-Year Health Challenge
Esther Dyson-backed nonprofit’s Way to Wellville will bring support from national partners while generating new evidence about what produces better health.
August 14, 2014 – Wellville, USA – After a nationwide search that drew 42 applications from 26 states, five communities have been selected to participate in the five-year Way to Wellville challenge. The announcement was made today by the challenge sponsor, HICCup (Health Initiative Coordinating Council, www.hiccup.co), a nonprofit founded by angel investor Esther Dyson to encourage new models and markets for the production of health.
The Wellville Five communities – Clatsop County, Oregon; Greater Muskegon, Michigan; Lake County, California; Niagara Falls, New York; and Spartanburg, South Carolina – will work with HICCup and a network of partners over the next five years to produce visible improvements in five measures of health and economic vitality. The communities will receive support in the areas of data and measurement, evidence-based health solutions, and innovative financing strategies. Rigorous evaluation will measure the impact of specific health initiatives, reinforced by a coordinated, community-wide approach, while generating new insights and market opportunities for producing health. [Read more...]
WYFF4 Chronicle: Main Street Carolina: Spartanburg
Great segment on Spartanburg by WYFF4