Key report findings | Photo via the Economic Impact of Manufacturing in SC report
SC Future Makers reported 30% of jobs in the state are tied to manufacturing + the industry pays 33% higher annual wages than the state average. Plus, 16% of SC’s GDP is associated with manufacturing. The numbers speak for themselves.
Check out those stats | Photo via the Economic Impact of Manufacturing in SC report
The report also highlights the importance of SC’s Technical College System and how it’s one of the main institutions for workforce training in our state. It goes on to say the majority of these students studying manufacturing come from the Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson areas.
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ComingSoon ○ We’ve got some news to be *hoppy* about. Magnetic South Brewery is opening their first brick and mortar location at516 N. Main St. in downtown Anderson this fall, and then, in the spring of 2022, they’ll be opening a second location at Judson Mill. Follow them on Instagram to stay up-to-date on all the latest details.🍻 ○ Thales Academy— a college prep network of K-12 independent schools based in North Carolina — is expanding to South Carolina with a new Greenville campus that will be located in theHartness community in 2023. The campus will initially offer grades K-3 and will eventually grow to a full kindergarten through eighth grade campus.
Dish ○ Off The Grid Greenville gathered alist of not-so-average burgers around town. From vegetarian to lamb, the choices are endless. Check them outhere. 🍔 (Off The Grid Greenville)
NowOpen ○ Diggs Designs. Last week, the interior design retail shop opened up at 2111B Augusta St. next to Starbucks. You can check them out on Facebook here. 🖼️
Coronavirus ○ South Carolina has 3,800+ foster care children or recent alumni that are eligible for the Older Youth Pandemic Relief from South Carolina Department of Social Services. There is $4.1 million in funding available that can be used for food, higher education, transportation, and rental assistance. Details to sign up can be found here. (WIS) ○ VisitSCDHEC’s website forfull coronavirus data and stats +information regarding the vaccine. Data and stats regarding South Carolina’s employment, businesses, economy, and education can be found onaccelerateSC’s website.
Celebrate ○ In honor ofEndeavor’s fifth year serving GVL creatives + entrepreneurs, they’re inviting readers to share 5 things about their brands using the hashtag #EndeavorFive on Instagram. In the spirit of community, Endeavor will then share on their platforms to help spread the word about local entrepreneurs + businesses. Here’s how to show Endeavor your 5. 🎉Ⓟ
Travel ○ With help from the pros at Greenville Federal Credit Union, here are 5 ways to plan a budget-friendly vacation — whether you’re ready for your next family getaway or starting to think about your first vaccinated adventure. 💰Ⓟ
Job ○Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack is now hiring FOH servers + food runners and all BOH positions. Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply here. Ⓟ ○ The YMCA of Greenvilleis actively hiring for lifeguards + summer day camp counselors at several branches and for Camp Greenville. Lifeguards must have one year of relevant experience, and camp counselors must have some college education. Perks include a free Y membership. Browse jobs + apply. 🏊Ⓟ
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Hey, country music fans. Dierks Bentley is coming to The Blind Horse Saloon on Wed., May 12 as part of his High Times & Hangover tour.
Tickets are $40 + you can grab them hereon Friday at 10 a.m. when they officially go on sale. 🤠
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Network ○ GVL Hustle Networking Event| Thurs., April 29 | 6-9 p.m. | ComRADery CoWork, 25 Delano Dr. | $15 | Join a night of networking, connections, and community. 🤝 ○ Queer Night | Thurs., April 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Modal — Coffee & Hostel, 813 Augusta St. | Free entry | Join Modal for an evening of socializing, beer, and coffee for the LGBTQ community every Thursday. 🌈
Show ○ Parking Lot Party | Thurs., April 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Centre Stage | $25 | An evening of live entertainment on the top deck of the parking garage behind Centre Stage. 🎸
Cause ○ Rising Together to Lift a Stronger Greenville| Thurs., April 29 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | Virtual | $25 | Greenville will be Rising Together through a meaningful evening of listening, healing, and community benefiting United Ministries. 🎤
Dish ○ Hot Fresh Chicken Pop Up| Thurs., April 29 | 4-7 p.m. | Birds Fly South Ale Project, 1320 Hampton Ave. Ext. | Free | Get a taste of Viva Chicken before they open late summer 2021 and enjoy free food while you sip on a brew. 🌯
PlanAhead ○ First Tee Upstate Kentucky Derby Viewing Party| Sat., May 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Fluor Field at the West End, 945 S. Main St. | $60+ |Enjoy great food, mint juleps, a silent auction, and, of course, “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” on the jumbotron in center field. 🐎 Ⓟ
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.
Our Place’s Always Pan is back in stock for a hot second, and in a new color:Terracotta. 🪴
If you’re not familiar with the Always Pan, it’s an essential kitchen tool that does the work of 8 kitchen tools: a fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, and spoon rest.
Get yours before it sells out again — andfor a limited time,save $30.Ⓟ