Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Heavy Hitters Come to the Upstate for Get Motivated Seminar August 10th
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The Get Motivated Business Seminar featuring world famous soldier-statesman General Colin Powell, America’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former First Lady Laura Bush, acclaimed CEO of Southwest Airlines Howard Putnam and renowned Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz is coming to the BI-LO Center. The day-long presentation will take place on Wednesday, August 10 from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Additional speakers will include President and CEO of Forbes, Inc. Steve Forbes, America’s favorite comedian Bill Cosby, sales and negotiation expert Brian Tracy, America’s most inspirational speaker Dr. Robert Schuller and other renowned teachers and motivators. The seminar takes place in about 30 cities annually and has for more than 37 years.
Among the speakers' topics will be "Take-Charge Leadership” (Powell); “The Tenacity to Persevere: How to Make it Through Any Crisis”
(Giuliani); “ The Keys to Stability in Uncertain Times” (Bush); "Success Strategies for Turbulent Times“ (Putnam); “How to Lead Your Team to Victory“ (Holtz); “America’s Promise: Your Keys to Growth and Prosperity” (Forbes); “Humor at Work: the Secret Success Factor” (Cosby); “How to Strengthen Your Sales and Negotiation Skills” (Tracy) and “Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do” (Schuller).
An entire office of people can attend this seminar of a day of training, inspiration and motivation for a total investment of only $9.95 - not per person, but per office. To take advantage of this very limited-time offer, call 1-800-217-1339. For more information, view the flyer here.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Launch Something to Produce 2012 Spartanburg Visitor Guide
Posted by: Amy Phillips on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
SC--- The Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) has awarded
Launch Something of Spartanburg, a contract to produce the 2012 Official
Spartanburg Visitors Guide. Launch Something was awarded the contract
from a competitive bid process, and also produced the 2011 edition. The new
contract is for one year, with two one-year options to renew.
The guide highlights Spartanburg
County’s hotels, attractions, and other traveler services. This will be the
fourth annual comprehensive guide to Spartanburg’s travel and tourism
The guides will be distributed at state welcome centers, AAA travel agencies,
local hotels, attractions, and tourism businesses, and will be available online
as a downloadable PDF and e-book, as well as through mail and phone requests
for Spartanburg County information.
are excited about working with Launch Something on this project again this
year. They exceeded our expectations for the 2011 guide and produced an
impressive piece that truly showcases the assets of our county,” says Amy
Phillips, Marketing and Communications Manager for the SCVB.
Something will be responsible for design, layout and printing of the 2012
Spartanburg Visitors Guide. Amy Phillips will supervise the project for
the SCVB and will also be handling all ad sales. For advertising
opportunities in the 2012 Spartanburg Visitor Guide, contact Amy Phillips at
864-594-5050 or email@example.com.
Draexlmaier Automotive of America Announces Expansion in Spartanburg County
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S.C. – June 22, 2011
– Gov. Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic
Futures Group of Spartanburg County today announced that Draexlmaier Automotive
of America LLC, an affiliate of the Dräxlmaier Group, will expand its current
facility in Spartanburg County. The $22.35 million investment is expected to
generate 150 new jobs over the next five years.
investment will allow Dräxlmaier to grow and remain competitive,” said Stefan
Bude, chief financial officer for Dräxlmaier Group, North America region. “It
also shows our commitment to the Upstate and South Carolina as a long-term
will upgrade its facility, located at 1751 East Main Street in Duncan, to
accommodate increased production. The investment includes the previously
announced addition of a $10 million, 64,500-square-foot production building to
the existing facility, as well as upgrades to the plant infrastructure and
equipment. Earlier today, Gov. Haley met with executives at the Dräxlmaier
headquarters in Germany.
“We are on a
roll creating jobs for the people of South Carolina,” Gov. Haley said. “Please
join me in thanking Draexlmaier Automotive of America for their commitment to
the people of our great state.”
Carolina’s automotive sector continues to grow, and this expansion announcement
by Dräxlmaier is another indication of that fact. Our state’s business-friendly
climate and skilled workforce continue to attract investment and help our
existing businesses grow. We appreciate Dräxlmaier’s decision to continue to do
business in the Palmetto State,” said Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce.
production hall will expand the plant’s capacity by more than a third and house
state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technology for the assembly of vehicle
interiors and components, including instrument panels, center consoles and door
extremely delighted that Dräxlmaier has chosen to expand their Duncan facility.
We are always excited when existing companies grow, verifying Spartanburg
County as an excellent location to do business. We appreciate their
continued commitment to our corporate community and their ongoing investment of
operations and job opportunities,” said David Britt, chairman of Economic
Development Committee of Spartanburg County Council and board member of the
Economic Futures Group.
A Tier I
supplier to the international automotive industry, Dräxlmaier manufactures
premium interiors and plastic components at its Duncan site, which is also home
to the company’s U.S. headquarters. Built in 1998, the facility has been
expanded twice since then, the last time in 2005 when a new R&D wing was
added to the existing building.
plant plays an important strategic role for our North America business,” said
Karl Wallner, board member of the Germany-based Dräxlmaier Group. “The
expansion shows that we are committed to a steady growth in this region. The
well-trained and highly-skilled workforce in South Carolina will help us to
design and manufacture high-quality products for the international automotive
demand for our products increases, this expansion will help us meet the needs
of our customers and position us for future growth,” Ulrich Eichler, chief
operating officer for Dräxlmaier Group, North America region.
of the building addition has been underway since early March and is expected to
be completed by mid-September. The addition was designed by Germany-based DELTA
ImmoTec GmbH. Local contractors include Context Design Group PLLC of
Greenville, S.C.; MB Kahn Construction Company of Greenville, S.C.; Paragon
Engineering & Geosciences LLC of Greenville, S.C.; and Collins Hammett
Construction LLC of Greer, S.C.
will begin hiring for the positions in July. Anyone interested in job
opportunities with the company should submit his or her resume to JDUN@draexlmaier.us or contact Dräxlmaier
Corporate Recruiter Lisa Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Automotive of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dräxlmaier Group of
Germany. Dräxlmaier currently operates at 57 plant sites in 21 countries. The
company’s main lines of business include interior components, cockpits, wiring
harness and electrical management systems. Customers in North America include
BMW, General Motors/Cadillac and Volkswagen. For more information about the
company, please visit www.draexlmaier.de/index_en.htm.
Spartanburg to Host North American Ethnic Ministries Summit
Posted by: Amy Phillips on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
The Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB) proudly announces
Spartanburg as host of the North American Ethnic Ministries Summit
on April 19-21, 2012. The summit will be held at Evangel Cathedral.
Network (EAN) has sponsored the annual summit since 2001, but the conference
has always been held in much bigger cities, with major league sports teams,”
according to Dr. Jim Goodroe, co-chair of the 2012 summit. The 2010 summit was
held in Boston and the summit will be held in Chicago in 2013.
EAN, headquartered in
Wheaton, IL at the Billy Graham Center, promotes cross-cultural advancement of
the gospel and intercultural unity in Jesus Christ. Summit attendance is
typically two-thirds from the local region and a third from across the nation.
This is the first summit which has had three years to prepare, and a large
multi-ethnic, interdenominational coalition staffs its twenty task forces.
Conference organizers expect over a thousand registrations and over 3,000 in
the evening services.
“We are excited to
have the opportunity to host this event and be able to showcase Spartanburg to
people from around the nation,” says Chris Jennings, Executive Director of the
Summit evening sessions at Evangel Cathedral are free & open to the public.
Plenary speakers for these multi-ethnic worship services are announced on the
summit Website (www.interculturalnetworkcarolina.org).
Friday & Saturday daytime sessions, by paid registration, include affinity
groups and four seminar periods (choice of fifty topics).
For more information, email email@example.com
or call 864-582-2564.
New Community Website Promotes Select Tourism Activities
Posted by: Steve Wong, Chapman Cultural Center on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
SC—The Chapman Cultural Center has launched a new website that highlights
select cultural, artistic, and entertainment activities in
Spartanburg—activities that might be appealing to tourists and local citizens
alike. SpartanburgCulture.com is now live and available for public use. It was
developed as an adjunct website to the Spartanburg Convention and Visitors
Bureau’s website, VisitSpartanburg.com, which is directly linked to the new
site. SpartanburgCulture.com is not meant to be a comprehensive calendar of
events. Rather, it promotes selected activities that are considered of high
interest to out-of-town visitors. On the site, 10 activities are listed with
descriptive information, a photo or graphic, and follow-up information, such
linking websites and telephone numbers. The new site also has a blogging
feature that allows people to comment on activities. SpartanburgCulture.com was
paid for by a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more
information, please call 542-ARTS or email to sWong@SpartanArts.org