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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.

You seek the Quest

This Saturday, Locally Epic is undertaking its biggest venture yet, The Epic Quest.

In case you  haven’t been following us on Facebook or seen the numerous media stories, The Epic Quest is an adventure race/scavenger hunt being held around Greenville. It starts at 11 a.m. at the downtown arena, and will take close to 100 teams (that’s 200 people !) around some of the most epic spots around Greenville. You will see them wearing their bright yellow Locally Epic shirts.

The top 10 finishing teams will then compete that night during an intermission at a Greenville Swamp Rabbits game to slap a puck into an open net.  The first team to “score” gets $2,500, the second team gets $1,500 and the final team gets $1,000.

We have been planning this event for the past two months now — meeting each Friday with our partners (In the Know Upstate and Complete Public Relations) to discuss the best ways to make this event work. And you should be thankful they were helping. We wanted people to crawl though pits of mud and jump through flaming hoops in order to compete. They suggested doing social media posts at locally epic spots.  They won the discussion.

But who will win the money?

That will be decided Saturday. Make sure to follow us during the day on Facebook and Instagram for updates from The Epic Quest.

Locally Epic adds two to its Board of Advisors

Locally Epic has named Allen Grumbine and Joe Erwin to its first Board of Advisors.

The Locally Epic app engages local consumers via a mobile platform that allows them 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 also creates a mass way for small business to get noticed. A lot of people are deleting apps from their phone, while many small businesses don’t have the resources to create new apps to meet market needs. Locally Epic allows companies to share the app, and by creating value to consumers the app is more likely to get added – not purged.

Grumbine and Erwin bring a wealth of expertise and strengths as the first Board of Advisor members.

Erwin is the co-founder and former president of national marketing agency Erwin Penland, the co-founder of Clemson University’s Erwin Center for Brand Communications, and as president of Erwin Creates, created and opened Endeavor in May 2016.

A Clemson graduate, Erwin began his career in Greenville, but soon moved to New York to join one of the largest marketing agencies of that time. He and his wife Gretchen – also a marketing professional – returned to Greenville in 1986 to open Erwin Penland with one account and two employees, and over the next 30 years grew it to more than 400 people, with offices in Greenville and New York and a client roster that included Verizon Wireless, LLBean, Denny’s and DisneyXD. Erwin has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the South Carolina Special Olympics, the Governor’s Commission on Teacher Quality, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, the American Association of Advertising Agencies and the 4A’s Foundation (which he currently chairs).
Through Erwin Creates, he is actively involved with day-to-day activities at Endeavor, provides business consulting services to large and small agencies, and is on the leadership team of Clemson’s Erwin Center for Brand Communications.

For 41 years, Allen Grumbine counseled banks, other lenders, creditors and businesses in complex financial, lending and workout transactions and in bankruptcy proceedings. In that connection, he handled UCC matters, complex contracts and lending arrangements and the purchase and sale of many businesses. Much of that work came as Managing Partner in Womble Carlyle’s Greenville Office. During his distinguished career, he was honored in The Best Lawyers in America in both the category of Corporate Law and the category of Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights; in Super Lawyers in the category of Banking; and in Chambers USA in the category of Corporate/M&A. He has also been listed in the Legal Elite of the Upstate. Grumbine is a graduate of Leadership Greenville Class VI, has served as Chair of the Greenville Metro YMCA and of the Y Endowment Corporation and is currently on the Boards of Y Camp Greenville and the South Carolina Environmental Law Project.

“We are very excited to have these two wonderful Greenville business and civic leaders helping Locally Epic grow in the community,” said Chase Michaels, the company’s CEO.