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The Week Ahead: Dec. 10-14


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.

Salt Sense
Learn guidelines for eating less sodium, which can help manage congestive heart failure and hypertension. Monday, 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Greenville Hospital System Life Center, 875 W. Faris Road, Greenville. Free. Register.

Look Good Feel Better
Women with cancer are invited to learn how to look and feel better using a variety of beauty techniques. Monday, 1 to 3 p.m. Greenville Hospital System Life Center, 875 W. Faris Road, Greenville. Free. Register.

Holiday Member Social
The Spartanburg Chamber hosts this annual networking event. Monday, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Spartanburg Chamber, 105 N. Pine St., Spartanburg. Free. Bring canned food and/or dry goods that will be donated to a local food pantry.

Upstate Senior Issues meeting
Ten at the Top will hosts this meeting as a follow-up to the one held in October where participants identified information and access as the key issues where there might be opportunities for regional collaboration. Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. to noon. TATT/Upstate Alliance Office, 124 Verdae Blvd., Suite 202, Greenville. Register.

Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks
The Spartanburg Chamber and CCT Business Training host a workshop on Microsoft Excel. Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m. Spartanburg Chamber, 105 N. Pine St., Spartanburg. Free for chamber members. Register.

SC Women’s Business Center holiday event
The SC Women’s Business Center will host its holiday networking event for women business owners to network with each other, as well as with BMW buyers and suppliers. Attendees are asked to bring sleepwear for victims of domestic violence and their children staying at Safe Harbor in Greenville and Safe Homes in Spartanburg. Tuesday, 4 to 6 p.m. BMW Zentrum, 1400 Highway 101 South, Greer. Register.

Stress: Is It Worth Dying For?
Learn the origins of stress and how the body responds to it. Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Greenville Hospital System Life Center, 875 W. Faris Road, Greenville. Free. Register.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Answers
Dr. Gulzar Merchant, a rheumatologist with Greenville Hospital System, will discuss symptoms and challenges of rheumatoid arthritis and what to do about it. Lunch to follow. Wednesday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Greenville Hospital System Life Center, 875 W. Faris Road, Greenville. Free. Register.

GSATC Learning Lunch
Dan Mengini, a comedian and techie, will speak at GSA Technology Council’s learning lunch. Mengini has appeared on several television shows, such as Showtime’s Homeland, USA Network’s Necessary Roughness and Adultswim’s live action show, The Restless Bell. Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Embassy Suites, 670 Verdae Blvd., Greenville. Costs $20. Register.

Sales Roundtable: Brain Sciences and Selling
The Greenville Chamber hosts this sales roundtable. Gail DePriest, the leadership development and corporate relations director at Clemson at the Falls, will be the presenter. Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Greenville Chamber, 24 Cleveland St., Greenville. Free. Register.

Diversity Connection Luncheon
The Spartanburg Chamber hosts this luncheon. Rob Loose, MAU Solutions’ safety and risk manager, will be the guest speaker. Wednesday, noon to 1:30 p.m. City Range Steakhouse, 774 Spartan Blvd. Register.

Dynamic Presentations
The Spartanburg Chamber hosts a Dale Carnegie workshop that will cover effective presentation strategies to help business people better connect with their audience. The workshop will also provide an introduction to new presentation technology. Wednesday, 2:30 to 5 p.m. Spartanburg Chamber, 105 N. Pine St., Spartanburg. Free for chamber members and $45 for nonmembers. Register.

TATT Executive Committee meeting
Meets Thursday, noon to 1:30 p.m. Trehel Corp., 408 E. North St., Greenville.

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Webinar
Jackson Lewis’ corporate governance and internal investigations sector will host a webinar covering key aspects of the new guidance and implications for employers’ corporate compliance programs. Thursday, 3 p.m. Jackson Lewis’ website.

SMC Paralegal Seminar
The Spartanburg Methodist College Paralegal Certificate Program will host a seminar to analyze different methods for accessing and recording evidence gathered by social media networking. It will evaluate social media politics and legality, privacy and ethical issues, new legislation and pitfalls. Thursday, 5:30 p.m. SMC Campus, 1000 Powell Mill Road, Spartanburg. Costs $125 for the seminar series.

S.C. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Gala
The S.C. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts its 2012 corporate gala to celebrate the chamber’s fifth year of serving the S.C. business community. Maria Cristina Marrero, editor-in-chief of Siempre Mujer magazine, will be the guest speaker. Friday, 6:30 p.m. Embassy Suites, 670 Verdae Blvd., Greenville. Costs $73 per person. Register.


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