October Oconee Business Forum
The speaker has been announced for this month’s Oconee Business Forum presented by the Oconee Economic Alliance (OEA), tells Marketing and Communications Director Daja Dial. “The forum is Thursday, Oct. 11, and will feature Martine Helou, Executive Director of Palmetto Foundation for Prevention and Recovery. Formerly, Martine served as the Community Relations and Correspondence Director for the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office. Currently, Martine is pursuing initiatives she began at the Sheriff’s Office and putting them to work on a state level through her role at the Palmetto Foundation. Martine represents her foundation as a member of Senator Graham’s Opioid Roundtable for Greenville County and has been invited to be on Governor McMaster’s Opioid Task Force division for community response. The Oconee Business Forum is a monthly opportunity for citizens and business leaders to come together in Oconee County to network, receive timely updates on topics facing the community and discuss ways to work together in making Oconee County a better place. As a part of our #GiveOconee initiative, each month we will feature an Oconee County based nonprofit and solicit help in meeting their immediate needs. This month we are proud to feature the Upstate Red Cross. Lisa Colby, Executive Director, and Bob DiBella, Board Member, will join us. Please help us meet their immediate need for volunteers, financial and blood donations. We thank you in advance for your help. Our goal is to challenge you to #ThinkOconee when you shop, eat and play, but also when you give.” The forum begins at 8am on Oct. 11, 2018, and the public is encouraged to attend this free event at Thrift Development, which is located at 180 Bountyland Road in Seneca. The Oconee Business Forum is made possible by the generous support of the OEA membership.