• Leadership Golden Strip

    Small Groups making Big Impact in our Golden Strip Community

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    Leadership Golden Strip Class 2

    Developing Local Leaders!

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     Leadership Golden Strip Kicks Off Class 3 with 16 Strong Current & Emerging Leaders!

    Leadership Golden Strip Class #3

    Jarrod Covington -Prisma Health Family YMCA
    Terry Douglas- Retired Attorney
    Brittany Hilbert -Pinnacle Financial Partners
    Genelle Landrum -Founders Federal Credit Union
    Monnie Whitson -Greenville Technical College Foundation
    Aksell Pupo - Fitesa*
    Consquela Thomas -ZF Transmissions
    Samuel Flint -Mt. Zion Baptist Church
    Chase Brewington -Countybank
    Tammie Wilson- TSA Choice
    McKenzie Speed -Pelham Medical Center
    Adam Haymond -RE/MAX Moves
    Stephan Thomas -Correll Insurance Group
    Melissa Woods- City of Fountain Inn
    Erica Peden - United Community Bank
    James (JR) Charles -City of Mauldin


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  • Leadership Golden Strip

    Requests for Proposals 2023





    Leadership Golden Strip is accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations in response to
    this Request for Proposal in order to provide a line
    up of projects to be evaluated and chosen by Class 3 participants. 


    Proposals will be reviewed by the Leadership Golden Strip class and the Planning Committee and selections will be made no later than February 2023. A single project will be selected and will be completed by November 2023. The project scope must lend itself to this timeline. 


    The mission of Leadership Golden Strip is to educate and inspire a diverse group of current and emerging leaders to create collaborations and partnerships to impact the community needs of the Upstate of South Carolina.


    In keeping with this mission, each annual class of Leadership Golden Strip participants is tasked with implementing a group service project. This project will serve to increase participants’ knowledge of regional issues and positively impact the Golden Strip community.  

    Through its group service project, Leadership Golden Strip will affect change while enabling participants to go beyond simply connecting the dots of regional issues by connecting themselves to the organizations and becoming a part of lasting change.  


     Submission Guidelines, Requirements, & Timeline 


    The following submission guidelines & requirements apply to this Request for

    1. Submissions shall be made by an established(in business for the past two years) 501(c)(3) organization serving the needs of Fountain Inn, Mauldin, and Simpsonville, South Carolina and surrounding

    2. Proposals should include:  

    • 1. Description of your organization and its mission  
    • 2. Project summary, including scope and goal(s)  
    • 3. Project budget including all funding sources 
    • 4. Recorded video from organization, summarizing the above details. Videos will be shown to Class 3 during their Orientation. 

    3. The proposal submission deadline is 5:00pm on Friday, January 20, 2023. 

    4. Proposal files can be submitted online at: 

    Leadership Golden Strip RFP

    5. Leadership Golden Strip participants will notify all submitting organizations of their final acceptance decisions no later than February 28, 2022. 


    Questions? Contact staff at one of the three chambers: 


    Fountain InnChamber of Commerce, Marnie Schwartz-Hanley 
    Phone: (864)862-2586 Email:meshanley@fountaininnchamber.org 
    GreaterMauldin Chamber of Commerce, Pat Pomeroy  
    Phone: (864)297-1323 Email:pat.pomeroy@mauldinchamber.org 
    SimpsonvilleArea Chamber of Commerce, Allison McGarity  
    Phone: (864)963-3781 Email:amcgarity@simpsonvillechamber.com untaininnchamber.org/leadership-golden-strip
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