Check us out at TEDx

We have some really cool news. We have been selected to speak at TEDx Greenville’s 2018 conference at the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre on April 6.

So what is TEDx Greenville?

The event engages attendees in moving stories, jaw-dropping performances, and demonstrations of groundbreaking new technologies under the event’s theme for 2018: “EXPRESS.”

Patterned after the hugely popular global TED conference (www.ted.com), TEDxGreenville, the first TEDx event in South Carolina which launched in 2010, continues to gain momentum year after year through spreading ideas during its always sold-out conference and igniting Greenville’s leading thinkers and doers from all backgrounds.

“TEDxGreenville is a catalyst for the most progressive, most innovative, and most mind-expanding ideas possible, presented in one short day in Greenville. We want to be a vehicle in creating healthy, important conversation in Greenville.” stated Russell Stall, TEDxGreenville License Holder and Organizer. “The atmosphere is designed to be inspirational, fun, and thought-provoking, and we want to ensure that a

At the heart of TEDxGreenville are the event’s presenters: a diverse group that includes business innovators, community activists, scientists, academics, performers, and community change agents. Each of the presenters are chosen based on their potential to spur change and to create a shift in thinking in the Upstate. The event leaves attendees surprised, uneasy, impressed, troubled, moved, bemused, and inspired. Every talk and performance is offered in a spirit of growth and camaraderie that’s been integral to the TEDxGreenville experience since the organization’s first conference.

“Our goal when choosing presenters is to find inspirational, energetic, and fascinating people who want to create the Greenville of the future, It’s all about presenting the most innovative ideas that Greenville has never seen or heard before,” stated Julian Nixon, Curator and Director of the Presenter Selection Team.

The theme for 2018 is Express. According to Nixon, “The word Express can mean to express a particular genetic trait, or to express oneself through song and dance, or to act with haste. As the community looks towards what the future may hold for Greenville, many are aware that the characteristics of tomorrow’s Greenville are created today. So just what do we want our future Greenville to express? Let’s talk about it…”

We hope to see you there. Get tickets at tedxgreenville.com.

 

Coming Attractions: Great Upstate Podcast

Chase Michaels, our CEO, sat down with Loyd Ford of the Stories of the Upstate Podcast this week. They talked the Locally Epic app, why he’s so passionate about local, local businesses and his other passions. We also hope there was a long discussion about his Kylo Ren T-shirt.  Episode will come out in the coming weeks. We can’t wait to hear it.

Do you like hockey?

Locally Epic Greenville

What’s better than watching the Greenville Swamp Rabbits play hockey? How about the opportunity to win $1 million while doing so? Yep, you read that right. Locally Epic is sponsoring the $1 Million Slap Shot Contest at select Swamp Rabbit home games this season!

Which home games? We glad you asked! We will be asking you to shoot for the score on December 21st, 23rd and 28th; January 7th and 12th; February 6th,15th and 20th; March 6th and 23rd; and April 5th.

So, what do you need to know in case you get called down to the ice to take part?

  • NO Assistance of any kind either formally or informally, intentional or unintentional, however oblique in nature.
  • NO Practice shots
  • NO Substitutions.
  • NO Past or Current Hockey Professionals.
  • NO College Hockey Players within the last 5 years or NO High School Hockey Players within the last 2 years..
  • NO Cross-Over from other sports (Curling, Baseball, Cricket, ice skating) as per addendum #4. Hole-in-WON.com determination is Final.
  • NO Elite Amateurs. (Currently or within 2 years have played organized semi professional or Club Hockey.Hole-in-WON.com determination is Final. A professional is also defined as anyone who is currently in, or has been within the last year, the hockey industry or pursues as a profession, profits and/or gains from the hockey industry. EX:(Assistant Hockey Coaches) Hole-in-WON.com determination is Final.
  • One winner or shared award unless otherwise stated in writing.
  • Four Independent witnesses required AND unedited videotape. If prize value is $25,000 or greater one of the Independent Witnesses needs to be a Police or Hockey official. Hole-in-won.com determination is final.
  • Only 1 of shot or shot(s) allowed per contestant(s), from the contracted distance and/or Any distance in the contest, as per contractual terms and conditions. NO Multiple Attempts, Additional shots, or Retry’s. NO Distinct Advantages are to be given to following Contestants in a Multiple Contestant events by lining up directly behind the previous contestant.
  • Client/Contestants must also adhere to all contractual points, terms, conditions and the rules and regulations of NHL. NHL Distances are as follows: Center ice 87 feet from Goal; Blue Line 60 feet from closest goal; FAR Blue line 114 feet from FAR Goal. Contests MUST be a MINIMUM of these distances. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Cut outs / Template Must NOT be any larger than 3.5 inches in length to 1.5 inches in height. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • NO Current or Former employees, immediate member of any family, agents, successors, assignee’s of the sponsor/client are eligible, as well as any promotional company, advertising agency, organization or company involved with the event. The parties acknowledge that Golf Marketing is NOT liable for reimbursement of any prize(s) otherwise payable to promotional contestants who are in violation of this provision. WAIVED
  • Names and likenesses of promotion winner(s) may be used by Hole-in-WON.com and or its designee(s) for promotional purposes without further compensation to the client or the promotion winner(s).
  • Any and All changes to this rules eligibility addendum and contract MUST be done in writing and signed on by the client and Hole-in-WON.com PRIOR to the event.
  • All eligibility terms, and conditions of this addendum are the SOLE responsibility of the client.

GSA Business talks to us

Locally Epic Greenville

Did you do any shopping this weekend? Was it local? Check out this story from GSA Business Report where our very own Chase Michaels was talked to about the importance of shopping locally. Remember this as you continue to shop.

Also, story is not online, which is why we are going way old school with this photo clip!

Have an Epic Thanksgiving weekend

Locally Epic loves helping you find everything “epic” about the Greenville area. And with that in mind, here are five ways you can be “locally epic” this Thanksgiving weekend.

  1. Take part in a road race. There are a lot to choose from including the Trees Greenville  8K and 5K.
  2. Shop locally at one of the thousands of homegrown businesses in the Greenville area this Saturday as part of the Small Business Saturday Check out our Facebook page and check out the app for local businesses doing promotions.
  3. There are more than 16,000 non-profit groups in Greenville. Next Tuesday is a big day for them as they strive to get people to give a donation. Check out the Locally Epic app for some local agencies doing good work to make Greenville better.
  4. The Palmetto Bowl is this Saturday. If you don’t have tickets for the Tigers-Gamecocks matchup, you can check out the Locally Epic app to find the best places to watch the game with friends.
  5. Take a hike. One of the most epic things about Greenville is that you be surrounded by trees and nature just by driving 15 miles out of downtown. That is pretty cool. VisitGreenville has a great list of places to take a hike this weekend.

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Locally Epic, Euro Auto Show 2017

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Locally Epic will serve as the official app of the East Coast’s premier European car show, the Euro Auto Show, returning to Greenville this October.

The festival, now in its 22nd year, will take place on October 20 and 21 at the Preserve at Verdae, located off Verdae Boulevard in Greenville. The two-day event includes a craft beer tour of Greenville, automotive technology sessions, a full day car show attracting over 400 European cars, and an automotive film festival. This year’s attendees will be able to find more information on the Locally Epic app.

Locally Epic is an app that allows local consumers via a mobile platform to enhance their ability to find local offers and promotions from a wide range of businesses in real time, while allowing businesses to effectively reach new audiences. The app can be downloaded here or found on Itunes or GooglePlay.

Interested attendees can also purchase tickets for Saturday’s events here. General admission tickets can be prepurchased for $10 or purchased the day of for $15.

“European automobiles and the industries that support them are a crucial part of this area’s economy,” said Chase Michaels, the company’s founder. “It doesn’t get more Locally Epic than the impact of European cars on the Upstate.”

About Locally Epic:

Locally Epic is the next generation of real-time location-based marketing technology for businesses and consumers. Locally Epic leverages time, space and message deployment with real-time aspects of engagement, implementation, customer loyalty and consumer acquisition metrics. Learn more at www.locallyepic.com.

Shout out from the Greenville News

We got a nice feature in this week’s Greenville News.

While thousands of people are gathered downtown to enjoy food, music and fun at Fall for Greenville this weekend, dozens of two-person teams will be working to win prize money in an adult scavenger hunt.

Epic Quest, a scavenger hunt put on by Locally Epic, invites up to 50 teams of two to sign up to participate in the all-day hunt. The date for the event was specifically chosen because the added crowds in Greenville would make the mission more challenging.

Teams on the Epic Quest will visit more than 20 local businesses and landmarks to earn points. They’ll add to their total by taking part in a social media challenge along the way.

The first place team wins $2,500, second place team wins $1,500 and the third place team wins $1000. Participating teams will be sent more details as the event draws near.

Read the rest of the story here.