Upstate Chamber Coalition Events
Our events get you up close and personal with elected officials, give you input into our agenda, provide deep dives into the business community’s issues, and excursions to our state’s and nation’s capital.
Upstate Political Leadership Institute – Advocacy 101
When: August 2, 2019 & August 9, 2019 | Where: TBD | Registration: Click here
About: In this two-day program, some of the region’s best political minds will share their knowledge about building political capital, developing an advocacy strategy, building coalitions, and engaging public officials. These veterans of advocacy battles from city hall to the Statehouse will show you how to win your next advocacy challenge. Spaces in this class are very limited, so register soon.
Upstate Political Leadership Institute – Spartanburg Candidate School
When: August 13-14, 2019 | Where: Spartanburg, SC | Registration: Coming soon
About: This year’s class will focus more on the nuts and bolts of public office: Developing a campaign strategy, messaging, fundraising, and getting out the vote. More than 100 people across the Upstate have graduated from one of our candidate schools and we strongly encourage you to attend if running for office is on your mind.
Policy Breakfast with Lt. Governor Pamela Evette
When: August 14, 2019 | Where: Greenville, SC | Registration: Click here
About: Join us for breakfast with Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette on Wednesday, August 14 at the Crowne Plaza hotel. The Lieutenant Governor is going to give us an update from the 2019 Legislative Session from the Governor’s Office and preview some of 2020’s priorities.
Upstate Education and Workforce Forum
When: August 28, 2019 | Where: Greenville, SC | Registration: Coming soon
About: This half-day program will delve into the finer points of the Education Reform bill and the efforts to better tie our education system to workforce needs. The forum will also showcase second-chance hiring and the economic imperative of moving people off the sidelines and back into the economy. Joining us will be Jeffrey Korzenik, Chief Investment Strategist for Fifth Third Bank.
Upstate Political Leadership Institute – Greenville Candidate School
When: October 29-30, 2019 | Where: Greenville, SC | Registration: Click here
About: This year’s class will focus more on the nuts and bolts of public office: developing campaign strategy, messaging, fundraising, and getting out the vote. More details on this class will be released in the coming weeks but strongly recommend attending if running for office is on your mind.
Annual Legislative Breakfast
When: Friday, December 13, 2019 | Where: Greenville, SC | Registration: Coming soon
About: Join us December 13th for our Annual Legislative Breakfast. This is the Greenville Chamber’s flagship legislative event, designed to connect our Investors with their Statehouse elected officials and to discuss upcoming issues for the 2020 legislative session. The Chamber will also unveil its 2020 Legislative Agenda, our roadmap for advocating for business at the Statehouse.