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 Business After Hours

Tuesday, September 23, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on the grass Verandah between Hampton Inn & Suites and Summit Pointe Conference & Events Center

This promises to be a casual evening of relationship building, a chance to meet the hotel and events team, along with special guests from Hollywild Animal Park, and lots of food, beverages and prizes.

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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,, 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

WYFF4 Video