Workshops and Speakers Announced for 2019 PIQUE Young Professionals Summit

Ten at the Top’s (TATT) fourth annual PIQUE: Young Professionals Elevating the Upstate Summit, presented by ScanSource, is set to include many regional business leaders for its workshops and roundtables. This event focuses on the collaboration and connection of young professionals (ages 21-40) in the ten counties comprising the Upstate community.

Long live the Oxford Comma!

Proper grammar is one mark of professional communicator.   “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” -Ludwig Wittgenstein Good grammar can not only help a reader comprehend your writing correctly, but it prevents you from committing writing faux-pas. Have you ever read an article from a reputable source and found a glaring grammatical error? It may have you suddenly doubting the source’s credibility. Often, the mere mention of commas or participles can lead to glazed-over eyes or doodling, but grammar plays a critical role in the meaning and interpretation of communication, the effect of our efforts...

2019 Southern Home & Garden Show Set for March 1-3

GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Southern Home & Garden Show will be held at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina, from Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3. Presented by Jeff Lynch Appliance and TV Center, and produced by the Home Builders Association of Greenville, the Southern Home & Garden Show is the largest and most popular home and garden event in South Carolina.   The show will be open to the public and tickets will be available for purchase at the event. Admission will be $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (55+) and free for children 12 and under. Learn...

Ten At The Top To Host The 2019 Pique: An Upstate Young Professional Conference On March 25

Greenville, S.C.–Ten at the Top (TATT) will host the PIQUE, an event focusing on the collaboration and connection of young professionals in the ten-county Upstate, which includes Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Union counties. The program will be held on March 25 in downtown Greenville, and it will feature four workshops, a panel discussion sponsored by the Upstate SC Alliance, and several networking opportunities.   The millennial generation (ages 21-39) is quickly surpassing the Baby-Boomer generation and they will soon be our leaders. For this reason, Ten at the Top created PIQUE so that these young...

Newsletter Writing 101

by Allison Hall Drew, Development Specialist   As flourish’s work within the non-profit community expands, so does our involvement in fundraising. In a fast paced, online world, we as fundraisers are continually challenged with the best way to reach out to our giving communities. Face-to-face relationship building is still the best approach to show gratitude and need, but more and more organizations are getting online to manage their campaigns.   A very popular method of outreach is with an eNewsletter. This can be extremely useful method! It gives you the ability to reach a large number of people within your...

The Right to Remain Silent

Contributed editorial written by James W. Bannister   In October 2017, George Papadopolous, a former Trump campaign advisor, pled guilty to giving false information to federal investigators. Two months later, Michael Flynn, the former national security advisor, also pled guilty to the same charge. Both of the interviews that resulted in these false statements were given voluntarily by Papadopolous and Flynn after each individual willingly waived his right to remain silent. These are two of the many examples of high-profile pleas in the world of criminal defense work. For the person in question, it brings to mind the Arab proverb,...

Will Penny Celebrates 25 Years with Penny Insurance Agency

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.—Will Penny, president of Penny Insurance Agency, celebrates his 25th year at the company. Penny is a graduate of Wofford College and was awarded a Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance (CAPI) designation in 2017 from the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Chubb Insurance.   Since 1931, Penny Insurance Agency has been dedicated to providing outstanding insurance services to the families and businesses of Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. It has prided itself in being able to offer a complete line of insurance coverage from homeowners’ insurance to business...

Demonstrations for the 2019 Anderson Home & Garden Expo Announced

GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Home Builders Association of Anderson has announced the following demonstrations at the 2019 Anderson Home & Garden Expo. Demonstrations at the expo are as follows:   A playhouse provided by Liberty Storage A water filtration demonstration given by Gateway Supply Adult DIY demonstrations and workshops for kids provided by The Home Depot. Wine and chocolate pairings taught by The Kitchen Emporium A kids DIY project hosted by Collins Landscape A cooking demonstration given by Concierge on Call A firetruck and smokehouse provided by the Anderson Fire Department   The 2019 Anderson Home & Garden Expo will take place...

Attorney James Bannister Recognized as one of the 2019 South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law honorees

Greenville, S.C.– James (Jim) Bannister, Managing Partner of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC, has been recognized as one of the 2019 South Carolina Lawyers Weekly“Leadership in Law” honorees. This award recognizes attorneys from across the Palmetto State who have achieved success in their law practice, made a contribution to society, and have had an impact on the legal profession.   Mr. Bannister is a member of the South Carolina Bar, Federal Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has been honored among Greenville’s Legal Elite for criminal defense each year the award...

Prisma Health Named as Presenting Sponsor for Forty-Fourth Annual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—The Freewheelers Cycling Association of Spartanburg is pleased to announce Prisma Health as its 44thAnnual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion presenting sponsor. The ride will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 in downtown Spartanburg, S.C. and will last from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.   Prisma Health is the new, unified brand of both Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health, who have “come together as a new, not-for-profit, multiregional health organization that is designed to improve the health and well-being of the communities they serve.”   “Prisma Health is proud to be presenting sponsor, once again, of...

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