The Stories of the Upstate™ #215: (John Lummus) "Growing up, if there was a sport to be watched, it was on our television."

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Our 215th story, a GSA Business Report Q & A, comes from the President and CEO of Upstate SC Alliance, John Lummus.

BMW led the way and now, John Lummus spends his days looking for the next BMW as President and CEO of Upstate SC Alliance.  Upstate SC Alliance's mission is to market the Upstate to the World, showing manufacturers from all over the benefits of creating their products in Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickins, Spartanburg or Union. Whether it's automobile manufacturers from Europe or advance materials makers from California, Upstate SC Alliance shows them the amazing assets that the Upstate of South Carolina has to offer and with 600 international companies calling Upstate South Carolina home, clearly, we have a lot to offer.  Upstate SC Alliance is committed to the economic development of the Upstate.

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The Stories of the Upstate™ #182: "In college, I was a singer in a group called Hot and Sweaty."

         The former Exec. Dir. of the American Red Cross Upstate SC, Ann Wright delivers story # 182.

Ann Wright spent 3 decades with the American Red Cross helping people through disasters before accepting the position of VP of Advancement for the Greenville Tech Foundation.  This was her last interview before leaving the American Red Cross.

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The Stories of the Upstate™ #180: "I was a walk-on defensive lineman at Clemson University."

     Commercial real estate agent with McCoy Wright Real Estate, John Wright Jr. brings our 180th story

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The Stories of the Upstate™ #167: "I dance with my paint gun in the paint booth."

                Story #167 comes from Eden Mays, Greenville Tech Auto Body Repair Teaching Lab Assistant

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