Accelerate Conference in Spartanburg, SC – March 19-21, 2018 

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6:00pm-9:00pm (ALL)  Taste of Spartanburg & Community Service Event
Indigo Hall (190 Ezell St., Spartanburg)



5:30am-6:15am Marriott Fitness Center, group workout with Jade Young
Run through downtown with Annie Currin and Kelly Haager (meet at 100 Dunbar)
Walk with Mary Hurston Zuehlke (meet at 100 Dunbar)

8:00am-9:00am (GM&DOS) Heritage Ballroom, Guiding Principles: Reinforcing Processes

(RE) AC Hotel Nolan Rm, Strategic Planning

(DEV) AC Hotel Asawa Rm, Process & Procedures


9:00am-10:00am (GM&DOS) Heritage Ballroom, Revenue Management

(RE) AC Hotel Nolan Rm, Pipelines and Deal Sourcing

(DEV) AC Hotel Asawa Rm, Financial and Document Controls

10:00am-10:15am (ALL) BREAK


10:15am-11:15am (GM)  Azalea 1, GSS / Bank of America Credit Card Processing

(DOS) Azalea 2, Action Plans and Strategies
(RE) AC Hotel Nolan Rm, Expediting “yes” or “no”

(DEV) AC Hotel Asawa Rm, Quality Management/Quality Control


11:15am-12:15pm (GM) Azalea 1, Talent Strategy / Great Place to Work
(DOS) Azalea 2, Community Service
(RE) AC Hotel Nolan Rm, Pro forma Fine Tuning

(Dev) AC Hotel Asawa Rm, Quality Management/Quality Control

12:15pm (ALL) Heritage Ballroom, LUNCH & Guest Speaker United Way of Piedmont


1:00pm-2:30pm (GM & DOS) Azalea 1 and 2, Speed Training
(RE) AC Hotel Nolan Rm, Supply Growth and Forecasting

(DEV) AC Hotel Asawa Rm, Schedule Management


2:30pm-2:45pm (ALL) BREAK

2:45pm-4:00pm (ALL) Heritage Ballroom, Key Note Speaker, Bill Hicks      

4:00pm-4:30pm (ALL) Heritage Ballroom, Closing Remarks with Corry Oakes

Change for the Awards Dinner; shuttles to the AC Hotel and OTO office will be available from the Marriott conference center door (Church Street)

5:30pm (ALL) Shuttles DEPART for Awards Dinner

5:45pm (ALL) Shuttles DEPART for Awards Dinner

Shuttles will depart from three locations simultaneously. All participants MUST take a shuttle to the Awards Dinner location; there is NO on-site parking available.

  • Spartanburg Marriott, conference center door (Church Street)
  • AC Hotel, parking lot
  • OTO Development, front steps (Dunbar Street)

6:00pm-6:45pm Cocktail Reception

6:45pm-late Dinner, Awards and Celebration

10:00pm Shuttle departures begin (leaving every 15 minutes stopping at all three locations)



Travel day for out-of-town attendees. Everyone is on their own for transportation to the GSP Airport; Ubers will be VERY limited -- use Atchison Transportation Services to preplan your ride. Call 1-800-346-7129 or use THIS LINK to book WELL IN ADVANCE of your intended departure time. 

9:00am Delayed start for the Home Office

9:00am-10:30am  (DEV) OTO Office, 4th Floor, Projectmates Presentation
10:30am-12:00pm (DEV) OTO Office, 4th Floor, Summary and Action Items

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