The Week Ahead is a listing of calendar items and networking events published each Monday in GSA Morning Blend. Submit an item here for inclusion in the weekly listing. Include description, date, time, location, address, cost, website and contact information.
Business Growth Workshop
Tri-County Technical College and the S.C. Manufacturing Extension Partnership planned a workshop to help businesses launch new products, expand into new markets and develop marketing plans. The workshop will include presentations, demonstrations and one-on-one breakout sessions. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to noon. Tri-County Tech’s Pendleton Campus, 7900 Highway 76, Pendleton, in the Industrial and Business Development Center, Room 126. Register.
Minority Business Enterprise Summit
The Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council will host its sixth annual MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) Summit. Check out the agenda. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Greenville Marriot, 1 Parkway East, Greenville. Costs $50 per MBE individual or $75 per corporate individual. Register.
Greer Chamber speed networking event
The Greer Chamber and its Leads Group will host this event in which participants will have the opportunity to talk with a different person about their business every two minutes. This event is a way to build relationships with potential customers. Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Village at Pelham Community Center, 250 Westmoreland Road, Greer. Free for chamber members and $10 for non-members. Bring your own lunch. Register.
Creating a Homegrown Workforce
GSA Business hosts a Power Hour event where panelists will discuss the Upstate’s workforce development needs that are crucial to attract business and spur economic development in the region. Tri-County Technical College President Ronnie Booth, Upstate SC Alliance President and CEO Hal Johnson and Bosch Rexroth Vice President Mike McCormick will be the panelists. Wednesday, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m. Embassy Suites, 670 Verdae Blvd., Greenville. Costs $30 per person or $295 per corporate table of eight. Register.
December Toast ‘n Topics
Anderson Chamber hosts Darrell Scott, the S.C. Chamber public policy and communications vice president, to present the 2013 legislative agenda with a post election legislative preview. Thursday, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tucker’s Restaurant, 3501 Clemson Blvd., Anderson. Costs $12 for chamber members and $20 for non-members. Register.
Goal Setting Workshop
The GSA Technology Council and ThinkHammer will host this workshop to cover goal setting, strategies, behavior and accountability. Costs include all workshop materials and a breakfast buffet. Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to noon. Embassy Suites, 670 Verdae Blvd., Greenville. Costs $99 for early registration. Register.
2012 Annual Legislative Breakfast
The Greenville Chamber hosts this annual legislative breakfast for the Greenville Legislative Delegation to offer their perspective on the upcoming 2013 session of the S.C. General Assembly. Attendees can interact with legislators and ask questions. Thursday, 8 to 9 a.m. Westin Poinsett Hotel, 120 S. Main St., Greenville. Costs $25 for Chamber members and $100 for non-members. Register.
Greenville Design Review Board
The board conducts reviews and hearings on neighborhood design standards. Thursday, 4 p.m. City Hall, 206 S. Main St., Greenville.
Lymphedema information session
Cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to an information session on how to prevent and control Lymphedema. Thursday, 4:15 to 5 p.m. Greenville Hospital System Life Center, 875 W. Faris Road, Greenville. Free. Register.
Nutrition: Key to a Successful Workout
A registered dietitian with Greenville Hospital System will discuss how nutrition can affect your workout. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Burdette Library Branch, 316 W. Main St., Taylors. Free. Register.
Legislative Outlook Breakfast
The Spartanburg Chamber hosts this legislative breakfast to look ahead to 2013 and hear from state delegation on the issues that matter most to Upstate businesses. Attendees can interact with legislators and ask questions. Friday, 8 a.m. Spartanburg Marriott, 229 N. Church St., Spartanburg. Costs $25 for Chamber members and $40 for non-members. Register.
Appalachian Council of Governments
Meets Friday, 10:30 a.m. 30 Century Circle, Greenville.
Internet Freeware 101
CrossBan Software & Networking will host an Internet Freeware 101 class. The class limit is 20 people. Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bailey’s Sports Bar & Grille, 2409 Laurens Road, Greenville. Register. Bottom of Form
Know Your Numbers: Understanding Cholesterol
Increase your knowledge of cholesterol and the latest recommendations. Friday, 12:30 p.m. Greenville Hospital System Life Center, 875 W. Faris Road, Greenville. Free. Register.