What is your name, title, and 3-5 things you want people to know about you? My name is Currie Gossett and I own C.O.R.E. grow strong in downtown Greenville. What I want people to know about me — I am so passionate about what I want to deliver to the Greenville health and wellness scene, and can’t wait to meet everyone who comes on this journey with us. I’ve always thought of myself as an entrepreneur, but it has brought me great joy watching others become more aware of their health and how their bodies move. This “communal hub of wellness” that I’ve been striving to build has become so much more about our community than my own dreams, and I am so grateful for that.
If you’re originally from Greenville, why have you stayed here? If you’re not, what brought you here? I am originally from Greenville, but I left for college in 1999 and didn’t move back home until the summer of 2018. My family has always been here, and I knew I wanted to put this business concept here, whether I lived here or not. The uniqueness and character that Greenville has grown into is something that makes me extra proud to call “home.”
Local ○ Have you heard of the newest dating app in GVL? We hear it’s super saucy.Check it out. 🔥Ⓟ
Cause ○ Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack(newly opened on Laurens Road across from Willy Taco) will be offering 10% off to all healthcare workers for the month of April to show their support of the healthcare industry. 🍗
Edu ○ Enrollment for Greenville County Schoolsvirtual program for the 2021-2022 year isnow open from Thur., April 1-Fri., April 23. Students must be enrolled at GCS in order to register. Parents may also request that their student return to brick-and-mortar school.✏️ (Greenville Journal)
TheBuy ○ A rare painting by African-American artist Alma Thomas, “Alma’s Flower Garden,” hung in the Greenville County Museum of Art until recently when it was bought by a mystery buyer for $2.8 million. Read the full storyhere. 💰 (Greenville News)
Biz ○ NEXT has released its 2020 annual report outlining the economic impact of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Last year, 238 new full-time jobs were produced from over 120 NEXT-supported companies. See the Annual Impact Report here. 📈
Coronavirus ○ VisitSCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, andhere for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina.
Arts ○ Artisphere, presented by TD Bank, is happening May 7-9. This year’s “Return to the Arts” will feature 100+ artists and be safe, small, and socially distanced, spanning four blocks of South Main Street. The festival is ticketed + gated this year in order tomanage crowd size — tickets are available now. 🎨 Ⓟ
Any Alice in Wonderland fans here? Starting today through the end of April, Up on the Roof is hosting a whimsicalpop-up Alice in Wonderland themed bar. Click here to check out the menu featuring curious + curiouser cocktails, tipsy tea party deals, potent potions, “drink me” shots, and specialty bites.
Make a reservation to enjoy what they’re describing as a “wall-to-wall magical experience, including Instagram-worthy photo opportunities, themed drink specials, and an over-the-top Wonderland adventure.”
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Edu ○ Basic Small Business Start-Up | Thurs., April 1 | 5:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free, register here | Thinking about starting a business? Touch on the basics at a high level with suggestions + resources from Piedmont SCORE. 💻
TryThis ○ Sugar Creek Farmers Market | Thurs., April 1 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 119 Stonecrest Rd., Greer | Free entry | Live music, local vendors, and food trucks will be at Sugar Creek for their second annual farmers market. 🍎 ○ Byrd’s Famous Cookies Greenville Opening Weekend| Thurs., April 1-Sun., April 4 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | 17 S. Main St. | Free entry | New location will feature a fully-stocked cookie bar, a history wall, gift items, and collectible tins. 🍪
PlanAhead ○ Outdoor Easter Worship | Sun., April 4 | 10 a.m. | Rudolph Gordon School Football Field, 1507 Scuffletown Rd., Simpsonville | Free | Bring your own chair or blanket and join Advent Scuffletown UMC for an outdoor Easter service. Ⓟ
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
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