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Wednesday, September 16 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The growing Community & Culture of the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

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May 2009 was when the start-up “The GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail” cut its ribbon with 3000 people hitting the trail that day on the then only 4-mile section in Travelers Rest. 6 years and 14 more miles later the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail sees over a half a million users annually. It has quickly become the Main St for Greenville County. 

Enjoy an evening discussing the unique culture that has been built around the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail from how the Mayor of Greenville thought the name “Swamp Rabbit” was “Sticky” and gave his support to carry the name through the iconic parks of downtown Greenville, to how businesses are seeking out locations along the trail not merely for customers but because it provides a “coolness” that helps recruit employees. This evening will also be a chance to paint the future of this truly collaborative project that is bringing regular national recognition for not merely its heavy use but for cultural identity is has and continues to create.

Moderators
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Tabi Cooper

Greenville Goods
I love people, good food, adventure and Greenville.

Speakers
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Jessica Clohessy

General Manager, Swamp Rabbit Crossfit
Jessica Clohessy, General Manager of Swamp Rabbit CrossFit, has had a front row seat to view the exciting growth that Greenville's Swamp Rabbit Trail has experienced over the last few years. A leader of fitness in the Greenville community, Jessica, helped to open the business back... Read More →
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Megan Clohessy

Studio Manager, Soul Yoga
Soul Yoga is a fusion hot power yoga studio located on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. We are made up of a team of passionate individuals working towards drishti to create a movement that promotes personal awareness of health, fitness, breath, mind and soul connection through a Baptiste-influenced... Read More →
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Ty Houck

Director of Greenways, Natural and Historic Resources, Greenville County Parks, Recreation and Tourism
I have worked in the public recreation field since I was 12. Deep community collaboration is the key difference between creating an economically sustainalbe culture around recreation and just building another government recreation facility.
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Rob Howell

Principal, Avison Young
For the last 10 years, Rob has assisted buyer and tenant clients in their commercial real estate needs.  With specific experience in multi-family, office, and industrial services, Rob's focus is to help his clients maximize the strategic value of their real estate activities within... Read More →
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Patti McAbee

Dream Big Greenville
Patti responsibilities as President and CEO of Dream Big Greenville are to manage and direct the activities of two incredible public/community projects - Reedy Point and Blue Wall Center - both are connecting points for Greenville and the Upstate.  Patti’s career in nonprofit... Read More →
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Andy O'Mara

Andy O'Mara is the owner of two Travelers Rest businesses -- Merrimack Canoe Company and Sidewall Pizza Company.  Founded in 1954, Merrimack Canoe Company is the 2nd oldest canoe manufacturing company in the country.  Each canoe is individually handcrafted using modern materials... Read More →
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Jac Oliver

Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery
Jacqueline Oliver (Jac) is one the co-owners (with Mary Walsh) of Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery, a four year old landmark on the Swamp Rabbit Trail specializing in locally sourced food. The Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery is a hot spot for all things delicious and local from fresh... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Swamp Rabbit Cafe 205 Cedar Lane Rd, Greenville, SC 29611

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