Between torrential downpours, two tornado warnings in one day and everyone going back to school, it’s been a pretty busy week. It’s been just as busy here. Check out the stories we’ve been working on this week before you head into a (hopefully) calmer weekend.
Jerome Kirkland, the site manager of BASF Converse, has been named to the Upstate Workforce Investment Board. Read more about this achievement at South Carolina Manufacturing.
Physicians for Act 432 has announced a Patients’ Bill of Rights for the Upstate out of a need for more opportunities in healthcare in the region. You can find their full mission here.
Lewis Vaughn of Physicians for Act 432 shared his opinions on the extreme corporatization of healthcare that’s taken over the Upstate, and how that has changed over time. You can find his thoughts at The Greenville News.
Head over to this week’s issue of fete Magazine for some Greenville history from our boss and learn more about the wife of a Supreme Court nominee who faced media scrutiny, a historic heatwave, and statistics on alcohol consumption and purchase in the 1980s.
Wake Up with Rebuild, a free event that allows community leaders to share their thoughts on affordable housing in the Upstate, will be held on Thursday, September 16. This year’s event will also celebrate the 15 year anniversary of Rebuild Upstate’s establishment. You can learn more about the event here and register on the Rebuild Upstate website.
Hog and Barrel Fest, a festival that celebrates all things bourbon and barbecue, will be held from November 5 through 7. You can learn more about this event and purchase tickets at https://www.hogandbarrelfestival.com/.