Mid-Year Meeting Schedule of Events

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Thursday, October 12
9:00 am – 6:00 pmRegistration – Meeting Space Prefunction Area
10:00 am – 1:30 pmClayShoot at The Clinton House
15171 SC-56, Clinton, SC 29325
Sponsored by Alliance Consulting Engineers
Noon – 5:00  pmGolf at Woodfin Ridge (shotgun start)
215 S Woodfin Ridge Dr, Inman, SC 29349
11:00 am – 4:00 pmEconomic Developers Field Day ($)
meet at 10:45 at SCEDA registration area
Sponsored by Greenville Technical College
5:00 pm – 6:30 pmHappy Hour with Exhibitors in Pre-function Area
6:00 pm – 6:30 pmNew Members Orientation & Reception – Sponsored by Alliance Consulting Engineers
6:30 pm – 9:00 pmDinner with Entertainment – Patio
Sponsored by Pinnacle Partnership, and I-77 Alliance
9:00 pmOktoberfest Afterparty at RJ Rockers
Parker Poe Consulting
Friday, October 13
7:30 am – 12:00 pmRegistration
7:45 am – 8:40 amBreakfast with Exhibitors
7:45 am – 8:40 amMentor/Mentee Breakfast Meet Up (optional)
If you are interested, a room will be provided for you to meet up and have breakfast with your mentor/mentee.
8:40 am – 8:50 amWelcome, Opening Remarks
8:50 am – 9:00 amState Energy Initiatives Update
Ashley Teasdel, SC Department of Commerce
Andrew Bateman, Office of Regulatory Staff
Sara Bazemore, Office of Regulatory Staff
9:00 am – 9:50 amThe Future of Power Generation
Come hear from multiple energy providers on what are the future efforts for energy in South Carolina and how it will impact your projects.
Hank McCullough, Board Chair, Carolinas Natural Gas Coalition
Bob Paulling, President and CEO of Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative
Jonathan Yarborough, Director of Government Affairs and Economic Development, Dominion Energy
Heather Smith, VP, Regulatory Affairs and Policy, Duke Energy
Marty Watson, Chief Commercial Officer, Santee Cooper
Moderator: Marty Baltzegar, Director of Business Recruitment, Duke Energy
9:50 am – 10:00 amSC Economic Developer Partner Showcase
Sanford Holshouser Economic Development Consulting
10:00 am – 10:20 amCoffee Break with Exhibitorssponsored by WK Dickson
10:20 am – 10:50 amLegislative Panel Discussion
Come hear from SCEDA Lobbyists about the 2024 SCEDA Legislative Agenda as well as hear from some local legislators. Senate Finance Chairman Senator Harvey Peeler and Representative Max Hyde have been invited to participate.
10:50 am – 11:00 amSC Economic Developer Partner Showcase
Reeves Young
11:05 am – 12:05 pmWorkforce Development Session
A forefront discussion in all communities, come hear this panel discussion on SC efforts for Workforce Development.
Dr. Tim Hardee, President, SC Technical College System
William Floyd, Executive Director, SC Dept of Employment and Workforce
Moderator: Elizabeth Kovacs, SC Future Makers
12:05 pm – 12:15 pmSC Economic Developer Partner Showcase
First Class Recruiting
12:15 pm – 12:35 pmRevitalizing Your Local Community
West Pelzer Mayor Blake Sanders
12:35 pm – 12:45 pmDoor Prices and Adjourn