Allow Criticism to Ignite Your Passion, Not Your Anger

“The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.” – Elbert Hubbard Easier said than done, right? Criticism, whether constructive or just plain harsh, is often – and quickly – taken personally. Upon hearing those words of critique, a typical reaction usually includes a flight or fight response. Either the desire to give up or some kind of defensive comeback immediately comes to mind and is amplified depending on the size of the task being criticized. Deep down, we all know we need to get over this type of reply. Believe it or not, there...

CaineFest at Greenbrier Farms

This past Sunday, Coldwell Banker Caine held their annual Caine Family Summer Celebration, ‘CaineFest’, at Greenbrier Farms. Flourish was honored to invited to the festivities – we absolutely love our PR and marketing partnership with Coldwell Banker Caine. First of all, let us say, the day was perfect for two reasons – the venue and CBC itself! Greenbrier Farms is a beautiful location, everything you can imagine and more. I am embarrassed I haven’t been there before because my friends Amy and Chad Bishop own it, but I have been cheering them on from afar. The barn that held the...

High Country Adventure in the Queen City

Earlier this month, the Flourish Events team headed to Charlotte for one of our favorite events to date. Our team was tasked with creating an experience that would bring together several different brands focused on one particular audience: the affluent adventurer. This event was in our sweet spot.: We have more than two decades of experience marketing to the affluent consumer. The mission was to bring a taste of North Carolina’s High Country to Charlotte in an impactful way. QC Exclusive Magazine served as the evening’s host, bringing together several brands for a unique event. The magazine has featured all...

Farmers Market at Currahee Club

WHAT: An annual favorite, the Currahee Club Farmers Market draws farmers and artisans from around the community to sell their local and regional goods. The public can shop produce, crafts, homemade goods and other fares as the Sports Campus Lawn is transformed into a Country Farmers Market. Prospective property owners are invited to schedule a Discovery Visit with an overnight stay, a tour of homes and a round of golf while at Currahee Club. There is limited availability, and reservations for tours are required. WHEN: Saturday, July 9 from 8 a.m. -1 p.m. WHERE: Sports Campus Lawn (One Currahee Club Way, Toccoa,...

Patriotic Pops Concert at Currahee Club

Join Currahee Club and the Toccoa Symphony Orchestra for its annual Patriotic Pops Concert! Hosted on Currahee Club’s back lawn, it’s an evening of fantastic music, food and friendship to celebrate Independence Day. Attendees are invited to bring chairs and blankets for a beautiful evening under the stars in Northeast Georgia. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes admission and a box dinner. The event is open to members and the general public. Prospective property owners are invited to schedule a Discovery Visit with an overnight stay, a tour of homes and a round of golf while at Currahee Club. There...

Nominations Open for 2016 James F. Barker Ethics in Action Award

Clemson University’s Rutland Institute for Ethics has opened nominations for its annual James F. Barker Ethics in Action Award. This prestigious award recognizes and celebrates a special individual’s actions that exemplify integrity and, in a continuing and constructive way, encourage commitment to ethical conduct and the value of integrity. Nominations will be accepted until 5 pm on Fri., July 22, through the Rutland Institute’s website at www.clemson.edu/ethics or through an online nomination form available at: tiny.cc/RutlandAward. “We are seeking nominations statewide and encourage individuals, businesses and civic leaders throughout South Carolina to recognize one of their own with this special...

Coldwell Banker Caine Names May 2016 Circle of Excellence Recipients

Coldwell Banker Caine recently recognized its top producing agents in property sales and listings from May through the Circle of Excellence program. The Circle of Excellence distinction is awarded to agents within the company’s five offices – Easley, Greenville, Greer, Seneca and Spartanburg – and celebrates $1 million in listing or closing volume, or four units listed or closed. The distinction also celebrates Coldwell Banker Caine’s Team efforts listed below. Circle of Excellence agents achieving $1 million in listing/closing volume or four listed/closed units include: Beth Beach Brett Smegala and Pat Loftis Charlene Panek Cindy Metcalf David Seaver Donna Morrow...

QC Exclusive Presents: High Country Living in the Queen City

QC Exclusive Magazine is excited to present High Country Living in the Queen City: An Evening with Blue Ridge Mountain Club, Chetola Resort and Friends. On June 16, the High Country Lifestyle is introduced to Charlotte with the help of Blue Ridge Mountain Club, Chetola Resort, New London Arms Company, Land Rover Charlotte, The Sporting Gent and Orvis. Enjoy an evening of country fare and libations, as well as live music.   Thursday, June 16 6:00-9:00 p.m. LaCa Projects

The Why is What We Do

Experience. Engagement. Interaction. All three of these words could be used to describe our decision, as consumers, to try a new product, remain loyal to a company or ditch a certain brand. The pattern of behavior has been happening for years, but few have been able to pinpoint what really drives our decision-making when it comes to the vast marketplace of goods and services and the equally, ever-expanding ways brands can communicate with us. In 2009, Simon Sinek presented a Ted Talk on how great leaders inspire action. His model of “Golden Circles” digs deep down to one word: “Why”....

Ten at the Top Announces Leadership Panel for 2016 Upstate Regional Summit

Leadership Panel to Include Four Influential Upstate Executives Greenville, S.C. – As part of the 2016 Upstate Regional Summit, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina on September 13, Ten at the Top will welcome four key business and community leaders for the summit’s Leadership Panel. This panel, which will be part of the summit’s morning session, will include Mike Baur, CEO of ScanSource, Inc.; James P. “Jim” Clements, President of Clemson University; Pamela Lackey, South Carolina President of AT&T; and Michael Riordan, CEO of Greenville Health System. Amy Wood, WSPA Anchor, will serve as panel moderator. “The theme for...

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