Blogs

October 2017

Spartanburg’s Seven Colleges Collaborate to Form College Town Spartanburg by Angela Rogers

Connecting Our Future: Creating a Vision for Moving People and Goods Across the Upstate

by Sharon Purvis

September 2017

ClemsonLIFE Offers Special Needs Students a Real-Life College Experience by Angela Rogers

Emergency Preparedness in the Upstate by James Richardson

August 2017

Ten at the Top Is Mapping Out Services for Upstate Children & Seniors by Bailey Verreault 

Waterfalls Offer Escape from Heat by Jamie Gillenwater

Meals on Wheels: Caring for Seniors in the Upstate by Sharon Purvis

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Events by Sharon Purvis

On the BBQ Trail in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

July 2017

G.F. League Company Creates Solar Farm by Angela Rogers

Carolina Panthers Come to Spartanburg for 23rd Year by Sharon Purvis

Big Oaks Rescue Farm: Keeping a Dream Alive by Angela Rogers

Celebrating the Peach by Sharon Purvis

June 2017

Revolutionary History Comes Alive at These Upstate SC Battlefields by Sherry Jackson

Splash Down in One of These Area Water Parks by Sherry Jackson

Taylors Town Square: Making Taylors Better Together by Angela Rogers

Food Trucks Rollin’ Into the Upstate by Christopher George

Greenwood Springs Into Action, Celebrating 50 Years of the South Carolina Festival of Flowers by Jamie Gillenwater

May 2017

Celebrate Memorial Day at Seneca Fest 2017 by Angela Rogers

Help Me Grow SC: Giving Parents the Answers They Need by Sharon Purvis

KNOW(2) Cherokee: Community-Built Education by Sharon Purvis

Backstage Pass to the Abbeville Opera House by Jean Calvert

April 2017

Woodruff’s McKinney Park to Host Art in the Park by Angela Rogers

Revolutionary War Sites in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Feed & Seed: Tying Food Systems Strands Together by Sharon Purvis

Take a Hike: Five Great Places to Go Hiking in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

March 2017

Due West Robotics Team “Tornado of Ideas” Heads to World Championships by Sharon Purvis

The First Tee of the Upstate Builds Character Through the Game of Golf by Angela Rogers

Summer Camps in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

GEAR UP: Grant Give Laurens County Students a Boost in College Readiness by Sharon Purvis

Celebrate Women’s History Month in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

February 2017

Play for All at Union County’s ALL Star Park by Angela Rogers

Celebrate Upstate International Month by Sherry Jackson

OneSpartanburg, One Vision by Sharon Purvis

Preserving South Carolina’s African American Heritage by James Richardson

January 2017

A Cyclist’s Paradise by Sharon Purvis

Greenville Swamp Rabbits Engaging the Community by Sharon Purvis

There’s Always Something Blooming in Greenwood by Sherry Jackson

Union County Carnegie Library: Serving the Community since 1905 by James Richardson

December 2016

New Year’s Traditions in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Step Back in Time at Pendleton’s Historic Ashtabula Plantation by Christopher George

Upstate Museums: Something for Everyone by Sharon Purvis

Holiday Fun Around the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

November 2016

Greenwood Community Theatre: Drama in the “Emerald City” by Angela Rogers

Holiday Lights Safari at Hollywild by Sherry Jackson

Dark Corner Day Trip by Sherry Jackson

WBCU: Small Town Radio in Union Since 1949 by Sharon Purvis

Upstate Leaders and Southern Wesleyan University Partner to Create a Special Needs Living/Learning Community by Angela Rogers

October 2016

Leaf Peeping in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Young Entrepreneurs Open for Business in Spartanburg by Sharon Purvis

Halloween Is Brewing with Fun at These Upstate Attractions by Sherry Jackson

Laurens Electric Cooperative Debuts First Solar Community Project in South Carolina by Angela Rogers

September 2016

Cherokee Foothills Highway Offers Scenic Alternative by James Richardson

Made in Oconee County: Celebrating Manufacturing in the Golden Corner by Angela Rogers

Creating a Leading Region: 2016 Upstate Summit by Sharon Purvis

Spartanburg Asks Residents to Choose Tap by Sharon Purvis

August 2016

Local Goods Get Boost with GREERMADE by Yvonne Vinson

Greenwood’s Uptown Market Brings Local Food to Town by Sharon Purvis

Great Food and Great Art at the Starving Artist Cafe by Jennifer Oladipo

Upstate Bed and Breakfasts Offer a Taste of History by Sherry Jackson

July 2016

The Tamassee D.A.R. School: Filling Childrens Lives with Sunlight by Angela Rogers

Safety at Home, at School, on the Road: Safe Kids Upstate by Jennifer Oladipo

The Renaissance: Where Life Is Just Beginning by Sharon Purvis

The Upstate Embraces Disc Golf Craze by Sharon Purvis

June 2016

4th of July Celebrations in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Greenville’s Peace Center Looks to a Future of Artistic Programming by Sharon Purvis

Economic Activity in Laurens County by Jennifer Oladipo

Pickens County Dream Center Offers a Hand Up by Yvonne Vinson

South Carolina’s First Food Co-op Now Open in Spartanburg by Sharon Purvis

May 2016

Take the Plunge at These Local Swimming Holes by Sherry Jackson

Take a Closer Look at Public Art by Jennifer Oladipo

Bring Your Appetite to Ware Shoals’ Catfish Feastival by Sherry Jackson

Union County Addresses Employment Challenges by Sharon Purvis

April 2016

Manufacturing a Stronger Laurens County by Jennifer Oladipo

Oconee County: An Ideal Vacation Spot by Sharon Purvis

Farmers Markets in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson 

Living History in the Upstate by Sharon Purvis 

March 2016

iMagine Upstate 2016 Celebration by Yvonne Vinson 

Pick Your Pleasure at Croft State Park by Jennifer Oladipo 

Summer Camps for Budding Cooks by Sharon Purvis

Spring Festivals in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Upstate International Festival Highlights Cultures by Yvonne Vinson 

February 2016

What’s the Hub-Bub in Spartanburg? by Sharon Purvis

Leaders Learn to Leverage Diversity at DLI by Jennifer Oladipo

Gaffney and the Giant Peach by Sharon Purvis

LiveWell Greenville: Making Living Better for Five Years by Sharon Purvis

January 2016

Say ‘Cheese’ and Picture Yourself at Local Farms by Jennifer Oladipo

Craft Beer Options Continue to Expand in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

211: Getting the 411 on Services In Your Area by Sharon Purvis

Pickens Innovation Center Aims to Boost Economy in Pickens County by Jennifer Oladipo

December 2015

Getting Fit in the New Year by Sharon Purvis 

Mill Village Farms Helps Youth Through Gardens and Markets by Jennifer Oladipo

Recycling in the Upstate by Sharon Purvis

The Capri Theater by Jennifer Reynolds

Ice Skating in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

November 2015

West Main Artists Co-op: Create Local by Deb Peluso

Abbeville, Rich in History by Sherry Jackson

Feline Resort in Simpsonville Is Truly the Cats Meow by Deb Peluso

Honoring Upstate Veterans by Sharon Purvis

October 2015

Permanently, Yet Comfortably Seated by Jennifer Reynolds

Memorial Ecosystems: Cleaner Burials Conserve Land for the Living by Sharon Purvis

Halloween Hayrides in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

South Carolina Food on South Carolina Tables: Keeping It Local by Sharon Purvis

September 2015

Fall Foliage Excursions in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Walgreens Distribution Center: Enabling a Workforce by Sharon Purvis

Pendleton: 225 and Alive! by Sharon Purvis

Fall Festivals in the Upstate 2015 by Jennifer Reynolds

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative Shines for Their 75th Anniversary by Deb Peluso

August 2015

T&S Brass: Committed to Sustainability and Employees by Deb Peluso

Limestone College Football Enters Its Second Year by Jennifer Reynolds

Beacon Drive-In: Changing While Staying the Same Is Good Business by Sharon Purvis

The Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail, Where Every Quilt Tells a Story by Sherry Jackson

July 2015

From Greer to Glee: There is Only One Noah Guthrie by Deb Peluso

Standard Textile Expands, Modernizing South Carolina’s Textile Manufacturing by Sharon Purvis

New Degree at Lander University Prepares Students for Emergency Management by Deb Peluso

Growler Haus and Craig Kinley: Building Community One Beer at a Time by Sharon Purvis

Splash Down In One of These Area Water Parks by Sherry Jackson

June 2015

Gaffney Ledger: A Small-Town Newspaper with a Past—and a Future by Sharon Purvis

Enjoy Summer in the Great Outdoors at Table Rock State Park by Sherry Jackson

Zero Waste in Spartanburg and Beyond by Sharon Purvis

Rekindling Main Street in Upstate South Carolina by Deb Peluso

May 2015

And the Best Place to Start a Business in South Carolina Is... by Sharon Purvis

Gem Mining in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Experience America’s Rich Cinematic Past at Greenville Chautauqua by Deb Peluso

Growing Area Business: The Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Development by Sharon Purvis

April 2015 

Furman’s Younts Center a Best Wedding Venue by Sherry Jackson

Get to Know the Upstate Through Its Barbecue by Josephine McMullen

Farmers Markets: Fresh, Local, and In Season by Sharon Purvis

Nature and Culture Merge at the South Carolina Botanical Garden by Sherry Jackson

Smart Farming Makes for Happy Cows at Happy Cow Creamery by Sharon Purvis

March 2015 

Rhythm on the Rails: A Celebration of Clinton’s Legacy by Deb Peluso

Summer Camps 2015 by Deb Peluso

Nurture Your Inner Geek at iMAGINE Upstate STEM Festival by Josephine McMullen

The Bee Whisperer: Carolina Honeybees Farm by Deb Peluso

February 2015 

Finally Friday: Music in Downtown Laurens by Sharon Purvis

Upstate Spring Festivals Worth the Trip by Josephine McMullen

Take a Tour on Three of the Upstate’s Best Lakes by Sherry Jackson

Barbara Stone and Her Legacy of Comfort and Support by Deb Peluso

January 2015 

From Vacancy to Vibrancy: Lets Keep Travelers Rest Beautiful Works to Beautify TR by Josephine McMullen

Greenwood Genetic Center and Clemson University Team Up by Sharon Purvis

Discover Landrum and the Red Horse Inn by Sherry Jackson

Mushroom Mountain: Growing Mushrooms for More Than Just Food by Sharon Purvis

December 2014

A City with Musical Roots: The Spartanburg Music Trail by Sharon Purvis

The Upstate’s Happiness Factor: The Naturaland Trust by Josephine McMullen

KNOW(2) Cherokee: Community-Built Education by Sharon Purvis

Downtown Anderson Offers Small-Town Charm by Sherry Jackson

Christmas Events Abound Throughout Upstate by Josephine McMullen

November 2014

Experience the French Countryside in Travelers Rest at Hotel Domestique by Sherry Jackson

Seneca: Blazing a Trail with Electric Buses by Sharon Purvis

Bikes That Make the World Spin Round  by Jamie Gillenwater

Unicomm Helps Upstate Businesses Market to Hispanics by Josephine McMullen

October 2014

Haunted Bridges in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Fall Family Fun on the Farm: Denver Downs  by Sharon Purvis

Erskine Celebrates 175th Anniversary with ErskineFest  by Josephine McMullen

Leaf Peeping in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Diversity Leadership Initiative Builds Bridges by Josephine McMullen

September 2014

Upstate Chambers Groom Todays Professionals into Tomorrows Leadersby Jamie Gillenwater

Sleep Under the Stars in the Upstate  by Sherry Jackson

First-Ever “Chopped” Teen Tournament Champion, Tommi Rae Fowler by Sharon Purvis

Community Joins Together to “Recheck Our Reality” by Jamie Gillenwater

August 2014

20 Years of BMW in the Upstate  by Sharon Purvis

Upstate Vineyard Offers Taste of European Countryside by Jamie Gillenwater

Anderson Business Incubator Helps Businesses e-Merge Into Competitive Markets by Jamie Gillenwater

Community Colleges: Connecting Workers to Local Industry by Sharon Purvis

July 2014

Upstate Distilleries are Crafting Some Mighty Fine Hooch by Sherry Jackson

This Big Screen Lights the Greenwood Sky by Jamie Gillenwater

Southern History Lives in Abbeville Mansion  by Jamie Gillenwater

Crop Mobs: Sharing the Work and Reaping the Benefits by Sharon Purvis

Revolutionary History Comes Alive at These Upstate SC Battlefields by Sherry Jackson

June 2014

Community Works Credit Union: Financial Freedom for All  by Sharon Purvis

Zipping Through the Trees in Oconee County by Sherry Jackson

Brewing Great Ideas Requires the Right Ingredients by Jamie Gillenwater

Summertime Hiking in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

May 2014

Peacocks, Goats and Trains Rule the Roost at Emerald Farm in Greenwood by Sherry Jackson

Veterans Take Flight Thanks to Upstate Organization by Jamie Gillenwater

Taking Care of Business: One Form, Many Towns  by Sharon Purvis

BMW Pro-Am Brings Celebrities to the Upstate by Christopher George

Professional Golfers Swing into Greenwood for Womens Health by Jamie Gillenwater

April 2014

Upstate STEM Collaborative: Awareness Awareness and Access to STEM-Related Experiences by Sharon Purvis

Kings Mountain Offers Hiking and History by Sherry Jackson

Easter Egg Hunts Around the Upstate by Christopher George

Summer Fun Has Begun! by Sherry Jackson

March 2014

Greer Goes Global by Christopher George

Cycle to Farm: Combining Fitness and Local Foods by Sharon Purvis

Dancing with the Upstates Stars: The 2014 Oxygen Ball by Christopher George

Its Spring: Time for Festivals! by Sharon Purvis

February 2014

On the BBQ Trail in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Apprenticeship Carolina: Building a Workforce to Meet Industry Needs by Sharon Purvis

Dukes World of Energy by Sherry Jackson

Food Trucks Rollin Into the Upstate by Christopher George

January 2014

Main Street Challenge: Spartanburgs Quest to Fill Downtown Storefronts by Sharon Purvis

Heritage Green Gets a Makeover by Sherry Jackson

ZF Transmissions Helps Expand the Automotive Cluster in the Upstate by Sharon Purvis

The Upstates Rapidly Growing Craft Beer Industry by Sherry Jackson

Institute for Child Success: Driving Our Future by Sharon Purvis

December 2013

New Year's Traditions in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Step Back in Time at Pendeltons Historic Ashtabula Plantation House by Christopher George

Holiday Fun Around the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Playing to Learn: LEGO Robotics Competition in Cherokee County by Sharon Purvis

November 2013

The Museum and Gallery at Bob Jones University by Sherry Jackson

Hub City Bookshop Bolsters Spartanburgs Literary Community by Christopher George

Stone Soup: Storytelling in South Carolina by Sharon Purvis

A Piece of Cake: Kim Nelson of Daisy Cakes Swims with the Sharks by Sharon Purvis

October 2013

Break a Leg! Local Theaters Offer Unique Experience for Audience and Actors by Jamie Gillenwater

Inland Port in Greer Lays the Ground for Economic Expansion by Sharon Purvis

Area United Ways Partner to Bring “Born Learning” Early Childhood Education Program to Upstate by Christopher George

Haunted Places in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

New Education Option Prepares Students for NEXT Phase in Life by Jamie Gillenwater

September 2013

Great Fall Hikes in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Get A Lesson On Revolutionary War History by Sherry Jackson

Upstate Filled with Fall Festival Fun by Jamie Gillenwater

GSP Set to Soar with Wingspan by Jamie Gillenwater

August 2013

Duncan: A Small Town with Big Plans by Sharon Purvis

Plantations of the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Proterra: Providing the Transportation of the Future by Sharon Purvis

Waterfalls Offer Escape From Heat by Jamie Gillenwater

CU-ICAR by Christopher George 

July 2013

Green and Healthy at Bon Secours St. Francis by Sharon Purvis

BBQ Festivals Bring Sampling of Flavors by Jamie Gillenwater

Fighting Hunger With Fresh Produce: Generous Garden Project by Sharon Purvis

Live Chickens and Fresh Flowers at the Anderson Jockey Lot by Sherry Jackson

June 2013

Celebrating the Peach by Sharon Purvis

Accessible Technical Training a Win-Win for Industry and Workers in Union County by Sharon Purvis

Upstate Farmers Markets by Christopher George

New Life for a Small Town Through Natural Resources by Sharon Purvis

May 2013

Upstate Farms Offer a Fresh Perspective by Jamie Gillenwater

Korean War Memorial by Christopher George

Greenwood Spring into Action for the Festival of Flowers by Jamie Gillenwater

Artisphere Attracts Local and National Artists by Sherry Jackson

Upstate Forever LEED Building by Christopher George

April 2013

Little River Roasting Company by Christopher George

Summer Camps in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Money Smart Week in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Spring and Summer Festivals in the Upstate by Sharon Purvis

March 2013

The Big Buck Returns by Sherry Jackson

Working for Cleaner Air in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Football Showdown at the South Carolina All-Star College Football Game by Sherry Jackson

Womens History Month by Sherry Jackson

February 2013

Spotlight on the Mountain Lakes Business Development Corporation: Helping Entrepreneurs in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Celebrate Upstate International Month by Sherry Jackson

Take a Hike: Five Great Places to Go Hiking in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Preserving South Carolinas African American History and Heritage by James Richardson

January 2013

Spring Performing and Visual Arts Events in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

There’s Always Something Blooming in Greenwood by Sherry Jackson

University Center of Greenville: Driving Education Competitiveness in the Upstate by James Richardson

The Pickwick—A Family-Run Business for Generations by Sherry Jackson

Upstate Short Film Festival Brings Together South Carolina Authors and Filmmakers by James Richardson

December 2012

Family Fun at The Childrens Museum of the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Historic District Puts History in Every Street of One Upstate Town by James Richardson

Unique Partnership Connects Families With Services for Developmental Support by James Richardson

2012 Marks the 50th Anniversary of the South Carolina Technical College System by Sherry Jackson 

November 2012

CommunityWorks Carolina: Building Places One Community at a Time by James Richardson

Holiday Lights Safari at Hollywild by Sherry Jackson

Spartanburg Gives Thanks Through the County Foundations Annual Community Thanksgiving Service by Sherry Jackson

Veterans Day: A Time to Remember and Recognize Our Nations Heroes by James Richardson

Lockhart Power Planting 100 Trees to Celebrate 100 Years by James Richardson

October 2012

Halloween Is Brewing With Fun at These Upstate Attractions by Sherry Jackson

South Carolina Century Farms: Honoring South Carolinas Historic Farming Families by Sherry Jackson

Upstate Manufacturing Facility Celebrates 50 Years of Production by James Richardson

Backstage Pass to the Abbeville Opera House by Jean Calvert

September 2012

Performing and Visual Arts Events This Fall in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Fall Is Festival Season in the Upstate by James Richardson

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Recognizing a Thriving Community by James Richardson

Emergency Preparedness in the Upstate by James Richardson

August 2012

The Mission at Pleasant Ridge: To Serve the Underserved by Jean Calvert

Fluor: One Hundred Years and Still Going Strong by Sherry Jackson

Friday Night Lights: High School Football in the Upstate by James Richardson

Carolina Panthers Bring NFL Excitement to Upstate Fans, Boost to Upstate Businesses by Christopher George

Stumphouse Tunnel and Issaqueena Falls  by Sherry Jackson

July 2012

Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy Prepares Upstate Students for Careers in Booming Healthcare Field by Christopher George

LiveWell Greenville by James Richardson 

Dark Corner Day Trip by Sherry Jackson

Cherokee Foothils Highway Offers Scenic Alternative by James Richardson

June 2012

Revolutionary War Sites in the Upstate by Sherry Jackson

Pickens County Makes the Case for Biodiesel by James Richardson

Challenging Horizons Program by Jean Calvert

The Chattooga River by James Richardson

May 2012

Grits and Groceries by Sherry Jackson

Remembering the Upstates Fallen Soldiers by James Richardson

Greenville Hospital System: Celebrating Its First 100 Years While Remaining Focused on the Future by James Richardson

History That Wont Stay in a Book by Jean Calvert

More Than Just Greenville’s Drive by James Richardson

April 2012

Meet Jefferson Davis at the Cross Keys House in Union by Sherry Jackson

The Revolutionary War Comes Alive at Musgrove Mill by Sherry Jackson

Union County Carnegie Library: Serving the Community Since 1905 by James Richardson

BMW Embraces Environmental Sustainability with Vigor by Jean Calvert

March 2012

Pickens County's Hagood Mill Offers History, Folklife, Music, & More by James Richardson

Festival Premieres Short Films and Celebrates Literature Created in Upstate South Carolina

New Program Helps Businesses Increase Sustainability While Reducing Costs