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2019 South Carolina Rural Summit

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Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

3250 St. Matthews Road

Orangeburg, SC 29118

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Orangeburg....Here we come!

For the first time in its 29 year history, the South Carolina Rural Summit will be held in Orangeburg County. Roquemore Auditorium, on the campus of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, will be the site for the March 4th and 5th Summit. Orangeburg County is rolling out the red carpet to welcome you and other leaders throughout South Carolina.

A highlight of this year's Summit will feature keynote speaker, John Hope Bryant, entrepreneur, author, philanthropist and prominent thought leader. In addition, other speakers include, Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt and leadership development specialist, Elizabeth Jende Chevalier to name a few.

When registering, make sure you RSVP for Monday evening's event, Sunset on the Edisto (Oyster Roast, Gumbo, BBQ and more!)

Hope you will join us!


Monday, March 4th

Registration 9:00- 10:00 AM

10:00 AM- Improving South Carolina's Educational Future

Molly Spearman, South Carolina Superintendent of Education

11:15 AM- ManuFirstSC: Creating Our Own Workforce

Elisabeth Kovacs, Deputy Director- Workforce Development, South Carolina Dept. of Commerce

Noon- Lunch

1:30 PM- Different Countries, Different Cultures

Clarke Thompson, Chief Protocol Office, SC Department of Commerce and International Panelists

3:15 PM- Leading With Authenticity

Elizabeth Jende Chevailier, Move Consulting, Spartanburg, SC

5:00 PM- 8:30 PM Sunset on the Edisto (Transportation Provided)

Sponsors: Orangeburg County Development Commission and Economic Development Partnership, the City of Orangeburg and the Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities

Tuesday, March 5th

8:00 AM- Breakfast

9:00 AM- Partnerships Resulting in Business Success

Chuck Spangler, SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership

10:15 AM Building on Success

Robert M. Hitt, III, Secretary of Commerce

10:45 AM Annual Rural Summit Awards

11:00 AM BUILDING An Economy for ALL

John Hope Bryant, CEO Operation HOPE, Inc., Atlanta, GA

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3250 St. Matthews Road

Orangeburg, SC 29118

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