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U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy to speak at Business Boot Camp

August 5, 2013

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy will speak at the 1st Annual Business Boot Camp on Thursday, August 29. Held at Greer City Hall (301 E. Poinsett Street), the Business Boot Camp is a one-day course featuring dynamic breakout sessions and speakers, networking, and new ideas specifically designed to  help businesses and organizations. U.S. Representative Gowdy will speak during the Business Boot Camp luncheon.

Representative Gowdy serves on the House Committees on Education and the Workforce, Ethics, Judiciary, and Oversight and Government Reform. He also serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security for the Judiciary Committee. In these capacities, Representative Gowdy has fought to highlight facts, uphold the Constitution, rein in the ever-expanding scope of the federal government, and restore America’s trust with a renewed spirit of honesty, fairness and reason. 

Tickets are $50 for Chamber members and $60 for non-Chamber members. Each ticket includes all sessions, breakfast, lunch, and reception. Breakout sessions include:

 •Russ Davis, Sandler Training - Sales Techniques for Success

•Greg Boone, Lookup Lodge- How to Build Effective Teams

•Daniel Lovelace and Jordana Megonigal, Showcase Marketing - A New Battle Plan - Because Your Survival Plan Isn’t Working                               

•James Schofield- The Purpose Driven Mind - Mental Conditioning- Championship Thinking for your Business

•Brian Black- Ogletree Deakins- Preparing for Obamacare

•Martin Miller- The Image Forge- Sharp Shooting Social Media - Hitting the Target

•Donny Kauffman - Freedom Fellowship - Strengthening the Troops: Ideas and Resources to Equip the Front Line

•Special Bonus Session – Access to Capital

“In order to run any business or organization effectively, you need information.  You need information regarding human resources, profit strategies, legislative issues and marketing tactics,” states Allen Smith, President and CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce. “The August 29th Business Boot Camp will provide all of that and then some on one day in oneconvenient setting.”

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce at 864-877-3131. For more information on how your business can sponsor this event, please contact Mark Owens at the Chamber.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization that represents approximately 675 businesses in the Greer area. The mission of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is “To Champion Economic Prosperity for our members and the greater Greer co munity.”  For more information on the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, call 864-877-3131 or visit

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