Events

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.

Anderson Chamber Legislative Committee

What: The Anderson Chamber Legislative Committee will will meet August 7 for their regular monthly meeting and provide the first input into the 2018 UCC Public Policy Agenda.
When: 11:00 a.m.
Where: Anderson Area Chamber (907 N. Main St., Anderson)

Greenville Chamber Business Advocacy Committee

What: Members of the Greenville Chamber are invited to join us on August 11 to provide the first input into the 2018 UCC Public Policy Agenda.
When: 8:30 a.m.
Where: Greenville Chamber (24 Cleveland St., Greenville)

Gov. McMaster at Greenwood Chamber

Henry Mcmaster
Tuesday, August 15
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Greenwood Chamber is hosting Gov. Henry McMaster in his “listening tour” to learn about government regulation on business. This event will be held at Lander University.

Check back with us for more information on this event and registration information.

Greenville Chamber Breakfast w/ Congressman Jeff Duncan

Wednesday, August 30

Join us for breakfast with Congressman Jeff Duncan — one of the House’s most outspoken conservative voices.

Please check back for registration information.

Workforce Summit and Job Fair

Thursday, October 12

Join us this fall for our Workforce Summit and Job Fair for discussions on the Upstate’s job market and the workforce shortage that many of our industries face. As the Upstate has transitioned from a textile economy into the 21st century with industries like advanced manufacturing and bio sciences, South Carolina has attracted many companies looking for a skilled and ready workforce. With the Upstate’s unemployment rate well below the national average, many employers in these industries struggle to fill positions. Learn more about the workforce woes our state faces and visit with employers looking to hire at our Job Fair.

Check back with us for more information on this event and registration information.

Upstate Political Leadership Institute

November 10 and 11 from 5:00-8:00PM

Building on the success of the five schools run so far, the Greenville Chamber will host the next UCC Political Leadership Institute on the evenings of November 9th and 10th at the Greenville Chamber.

This two-night course is designed to educate business leaders on the basics of running for office, and to give aspiring leaders a taste of what they can expect as they weigh their decision to run. You will hear top local officials, politicos, and other experts give you the straight scoop about what you need to know before taking the plunge.

Scheduled topics include:

— The Real Scoop About Public Service
— “How I Did It”
— Defining a Viable Candidate
— Business Issues
— Election Process and Offices
— Raising Money
— Hiring a Consultant
— Media & Public Relations
— Offices Up for Re-election in 2017

Registration is $25 for Chamber Investors, $45 for All Others.