Entrepreneurs Forum

Annual Events / Galas

By attending one of our annual events you help provide unrestricted funds in support of the Greenville Tech Foundation mission. We have hosted two types of events in the past. The Workforce Development Salute Gala began in 2015 and recognizes workforce development in the Upstate. From 1999 to 2014, the Entrepreneurs Forum Gala recognized individuals who contributed to the prosperity of upstate South Carolina through their entrepreneurial activities, business leadership, and involvement in the community. Honorees to date are listed lower on this page.


2018 Workforce Development Salute - October 9, 2018

This year's Workforce Development Salute will be held on October 9, 2018 at Greenville Technical College's new aircraft maintenance facility at SCTAC. The Workforce Development Salute is one of the premier events in our community with more than 400 business and community leaders in attendance. For detailed information on honorees and ticket levels, or to purchase tickets, please visit our 2018 WDS page.


PAST HONOREES - Workforce Development Salute (2015 - 2017):


  Jim Benson

  Ralph Hendricks

  John I. Smith Charities

  Stewart Spinks

  T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc.

  Melvin Younts


PAST HONOREES - Entrepreneur Forum members (1999-2014):

(* deceased)

Mr. James B. Anthony

Mr. Paul C. Aughtry III

Mr. Gary R. Ault

Dr. Thomas E. Barton, Jr.

Mr. Louis P. Batson, Jr.

Mr. Michael L. Baur

Mr. James H. Benson

Dr. Larry G. Blackwell

Mr. Michael Bolick

Mr. William H. Bradshaw

Mr. T. Walter Brashier

Mr. Craig D. Brown

Mr. William W. Brown

Mr. William K. "B.K." Bryan *

Mrs. Karen C. Clardy

Mr. James D. Cockman *

Hon. Merl F. Code

Mr. John Michael Collins

Mr. Dan R. Collins

Mr. Jerry K. Cooper

Mr. Howard W. Covington, Jr.         

Mrs. Gale B. Crawford

Ms. Marion Crawford

Mr. Leighton M. Cubbage

Mr. Walter Davis

Mr. Homer L. Deakins, Jr.            

Mr. Nathan A. Einstein

Mr. Joseph Erwin

Mr. Rick Erwin

Mr. George W. Fletcher

Mr. J. Earle Furman, Jr.

Mr. Fred D. Garrett, Sr.

Mr. David W. Glenn

Mr. P. Edwin Good, Jr.

Mr. M. Dexter Hagy

Mr. Frank B. Halter, Sr. *

Mr. C. Douglass Harper

Mr. Henry C. Harrison

Mr. Thomas S. Hartness *

Hon. Max M. Heller *

Mr. Ralph S. Hendricks

Mr. Richard K. Heusel

Mr. W. Hayne Hipp

Mr. Tee Hooper, Jr.

Mr. Charles S.Houser

Mr. Robert E. Hughes, Jr.

Mr. Jackson Hughes, Jr.

Mrs. Velda Hughes

Mr. Surendra Jain

Ms. Jennie Johnson

Mr. Mark Johnston

Mr. C. Dan Joyner *

Mr. Emil P. Kondra

Mr. Ray A. Lattimore

Ms. Barbara League

Ms. Sandra S. Linning

Mrs. Linda K. Long

Mr. William E. Masters

Mr. William H. McCauley II *

Mr. Jon McClure

Mrs. Mary Louise Mims

Mr. Ruben G. Montalvo

Mr. William H. Orders

Mr. Steven H. Owings

Mr. Joseph Pazdan

Mr. Sam B. Phillips, Jr.

Mr. David C. Poole

Mr. James Randolph Potter, Sr.         

Ms. Susan C. Priester

Mr. Hasmukh P. Rama

Mr. Timothy J. Reed

Mr. J. Carroll Rushing

Mr. Ali Saifi

Mr. R. Arthur Seaver, Jr.

Mr. Jack E. Shaw

Mrs. Minor Mickel Shaw

Mr. Robert S. Small, Jr.

Mr. Lewis T. Smoak, Esq.

Mr. Carl S. Sobocinski

Mr. L. Stewart Spinks

Mr. George Stathakis

Mr. John M. Sterling, Jr.

Mr. James Hamilton Stewart, Esq.

Mrs. Llyn Strong

Mr. Todd H. Taylor

Mr. Charles D. Walters

Mr. Mack Whittle

Mrs. Vivian A.Wong

Mr. C. Thomas Wyche