The Week Ahead is a listing of calendar items and networking events published each Monday in GSA Morning Blend. Submit an item here for inclusion in the weekly listing. Include description, date, time, location, address, cost, website and contact information.
The GSA Technology Council hosts its ninth annual Gadgefest, where local gadget enthusiasts present their most recent fascination and tech companies display their innovations. Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Embassy Suites, 670 Verdae Blvd., Greenville. Costs $20 per person. Register.
Nonprofit Alliance: Compensation — Are you getting paid enough?
The Greenville Chamber’s nonprofit alliance will discuss compensation and how to make more money. The Nonprofit Alliance is open to all chamber member executive directors of area nonprofits or their designates. Tuesday, noon to 1:30 p.m. Greenville Chamber, 24 Cleveland St., Greenville. Free for members and $20 for guests. Lunch is included. Register.
The Greenville Chamber hosts this event featuring Nido Qubein, the High Point University president, Great Harvest Bread Co. chairman and BB&T executive committee member. Tuesday, 5 to 8:30 p.m. Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, 701 Grove Road, Greenville. Costs $65 for chamber members and $125 for non-members. Register.
The S.C. Women’s Business Center will host this workshop to help attendees evaluate their skills as an entrepreneur by discussing common traits of successful entrepreneurs and learning what lenders are looking for. Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Spartanburg Community College, Tyger River Campus, 1875 E. Main St., Duncan. Costs $20 per person. Register.
Hispanic Chamber Corporate Gala Kickoff
The S.C. Hispanic Chamber will host its fourth annual corporate gala kickoff for chamber members and friends to network as the chamber unveils this year’s gala theme. Tuesday, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Embassy Suites Greenville, 670 Verdae Blvd., Greenville. Free. Register.
Business Innovation Masterclass Workshop
The S.C. Manufacturing Extension Partnership and other agencies are hosting the Business Innovation Masterclass Workshop to teach companies how to implement a sustainable system to introduce new products or services, expand into new markets and launch new messaging campaigns. Executives and upper-level managers from manufacturing and distribution companies are encouraged to attend. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 424 Westfield St., Greenville. Costs $30 per person. Register.
The Greenville Chamber hosts Nicole Cendrowski of Sandler Training. The Sales Roundtable is a monthly gathering of sales professionals to share best practices, learn new ideas and hone skills to increase sales performance. Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Clemson at the Falls, 55 E. Camperdown Way, Greenville. Free. Register.
Marketing on a Shoestring Budget
The Spartanburg Young Professionals hosts this presentation by Launch Something. Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m. Spartanburg Chamber, 105 N. Pine St., Spartanburg. Free.
Pendleton Place Benefit Breakfast
Greenville’s Pendleton Place Children’s Shelter will host its third annual benefit breakfast. Thursday, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. TD Convention Center, 1 Exposition Drive, Greenville. Free. Register.
Surveying the Workplace Law Landscape
Jackson Lewis LLP hosts its second annual half-day session addressing the latest developments in workplace law, followed by cocktails and networking. This seminar is geared toward high-level legal, management and HR professionals. Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. BMW Zentrum, 1400 Highway 101 South, Greer. Free. Register.
TATT celebrates Upstate organizations
Ten at the Top will celebrate the success of Upstate businesses, organizations and local communities during its upcoming forum. Tommy Spaulding, national speaker and author of the best-selling book It’s Not Just Who You Know, will be the keynote speaker. Thursday, 2:30 to 5 p.m. Greenville Technical College, J. Verne Smith Technical Research Center Auditorium, 20 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville. A networking reception will immediately follow the forum. Free. Register.