The Stories of the Upstate ™ #314: (Ryan Heafy) "One year for Valentine's Day, I bought carnations for every girl in my high school, 430+ girls."

                                         Story #314 comes from Ryan Heafy with GVLToday

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What makes a mechanical engineer who's familiar with Black Hawk helicopters work on a community promoting digital platform?  For Ryan Heafy, it's his passions  Ryan told us that economic development, work force development and community growth are his passions and GVLToday allows him to realize those passions.  GVLToday strives to engage and educate the community, not only on economic development or community growth in general, but also how we all can be active participants in our own positive future.

                                                                    To learn more, click here.

The Stories of the Upstate™ #186: (Miranda Asson) "In fifth grade, the kids called me Oprah."

                The Community Relations Director for 96.3 The Block, Miranda Asson brings story #186.

Growing up in Greer, Miranda Asson was a Janet Jackson fanatic, even owning a Rhythm Nation jacket and the famous key earring, so it's no wonder that she's now known as Miranda on the Radio and is the Community Relations Director for 96.3 The Block; as well as a Radio Angel on WPJM 800 am, The Light.

                                                    To learn more about 96.3 The Block, click here
                                                     and follow Miranda on the Radio on Facebook.

The Stories of the Upstate #111: " As a teen, I spent a summer in the West Indies doing community work thanks to the Girl Scouts.

                                     Deborah McKetty, CEO of Community Works Carolina shares story #111.

                                             To learn more about Community Works Carolina, click here.