October 2nd Membership Meeting

October 02, 2018 - October 02, 2018
11:30 AM EDT to 1:30 PM EDT
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Poinsett Club
807 E. Washington St.
Greenville, SC 29601

RSVP by 2 p.m., Thursday, September 27th

HR Certification Credit:This program is approved for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. It is also approved for 1 hour of HRCI general recertification credit.

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Labor and economic conditions in the Upstate of SC: Come and hear from the CEO of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Carlos Phillips, as he discusses various business and employment trends in the Upstate. He will speak about the vision and mission of the Chamber, how it seeks to impact and influence the region, and how that could affect you and your business. He will also share some exciting initiatives and collaborations within the Upstate, through which your company may benefit. 

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Carlos Phillips Bio:

Carlos Phillips began serving as President/CEO of the Greenville Chamber on March 29, 2016. The Greenville Chamber serves over 2,000 investors throughout the Upstate of South Carolina with the vision for a globally competitive Upstate economy where businesses succeed and people prosper.

Carlos served as the Senior Vice President of Operations at the Greater Louisville Inc., The Metro Chamber of Commerce of Louisville, KY. He helped lead Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) to be recognized as “Chamber of the Year” in 2007, and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce to be recognized as an industry leader in membership growth and programmatic excellence.

Carlos is an active member of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, where he currently serves as a member of its board of directors. He has also served on its Executive Committee, Chair of its Education Committee, Chair of the Membership Development Division, and a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Carlos serves on the boards for Community Foundation of Greenville, Metropolitan Arts Council, Peace Center, VisitGreenvilleSC, United Way of Greenville County, and Urban League of the Upstate. Carlos is a member of the Rotary Club of Greenville, and recently served as Chair of the United Negro College Fund’s Upstate Leadership Council and the Masked Ball.   

Originally from Owensboro, KY, Carlos received an undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Kentucky and a masters degree from Western Kentucky University. He and his wife, LaTonya, have four children. 

Late Registration & Cancellation Policy:  Late additions will be added to the waiting list and accommodated on a first-come, first served basis.  Cancellations after the deadline date are subject to the meeting fee payment ($25). Please direct changes or questions to greenvillehr@gmail.com .

Accommodations and Special Dietary Needs: Please indicate any special accommodations or dietary needs on your reservation form, or contact greenvillehr@gmail.com by the registration deadline date.


$25.00 Member

$0.00 Pre-paid Ticket for GSHRM members that have paid up front for all meetings in 2018.

$25.00 Guests of GSHRM Members

$0.00 Complimentary Ticket for Retired GSHRM Members & Past GSHRM Presidents