What an exciting time to have the opportunity to network within the Greenville community! If you are confused by this comment, that’s okay. What I’m talking about is a new marketing opportunity for Sherman College. This avenue is the Wall Street Capitol GSA (Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson) monthly Breakfast Club America meeting.
This club consists of companies from all around Upstate South Carolina who gather at the Palmetto Expo Center in Greenville to converse about ideas, strategies, business information and fellowship. The companies represented included the Hyatt Regency, Fox Carolina News, JFG Coffee, Talent Tree, Verizon Wireless, Webster University and the Trehel Corporation.
The affair started at 7 a.m. and included an exhibit time where attendees could learn more about the local businesses that sponsor the event. Each meeting also features a guest speaker, usually a sports celebrity, who talks about business, networking and motivation. During this event, the organization also honors a local student-athlete of the month.
As a sponsor of GSA’s Breakfast Club America, Sherman College was given the opportunity to display information and offer free spinal screenings, which were provided by one of our student interns, Nick Kapustka. Sherman’s booth was a hit and met with great interest from many of the attendees. Opening eyes about the many virtues of chiropractic care, Sherman’s Director of Community Relations Linda Price, Intern Kapustka, and I shared information about Sherman’s program and future goals.
As one of the newest members to the club, the college’s name was recognized throughout the morning. Throughout the many highlights of this program, my personal favorite came when the featured speaker, former baseball all-star Tommy John spoke. John gave an excellent speech on the power of practicing your skill, whatever it may be, to its fullest and perfecting it.
He went on to comment that as business people, we should not be afraid of change. As John put it, “Nothing changes, unless things change.” His monologue was enjoyable and well informed. His role in this event is part of an ongoing plan of having a celebrity sports personality speak at each Breakfast America Club meeting. November’s featured speaker was sports enthusiast and ABC football anchor, Terry Bowden.
With great opportunities like the Breakfast Club America program, Sherman College continues to reach out to the Upstate business community, and our future is looking brighter than ever.