Back in May, we spent three days among some remarkable women on Jekyll Island during The Southern Coterie’s inaugural summit. As we chatted about their blogs and businesses, we were struck by our shared love of the South (and wondered where impeccably dressed crowd did their shopping). Now it’s time for round two as The Southern C hosts their second event in Athens, Georgia, on August 1.
This time around, you’ll hear from experts such as Shameeka Ayers (aka The Broke Socialite) who will speak to building your brand and Twitter’s own Robin Wheeler about gaining more followers. Learn how to take your brand to film and television from Ashley Epting of Epting Events, a family-run company that has been throwing memorable parties across the region for more than 35 years. In between sessions, founders Whitney Long and Cheri Leavy will keep attendees well-fed with breakfast, a networking lunch, and snack breaks with treats from Goo Goo Cluster and Schermer Pecans. (At May’s summit, the Goo Goo Cluster mini pies were a huge hit. We’re hoping to see them again this time.)
The day winds down at Cocktails & Conversations at The Georgia Theatre where attendees can sip on Test Kitchen-approved cocktails. Expect a lively chat as Southern Living Executive Food Editor Hunter Lewis talks with head bartender Greg Best of Atlanta’s Holeman & Finch Public House and chef Whitney Otawka of Athens’ Farm 255. “I’ve had the opportunity to drink several of Greg’s creations and he’s just got a great lively mind. In our July issue, look for Whitney, a chef on the rise who is passionate about great Southern ingredients.” Stick around after for some local tunes from Cicada Rhythm and Stewart & Winfield.
The Summit Series is your chance to connect with some of the South’s savviest entrepreneurs, bloggers, and marketing experts. You’ll come away feeling inspired and armed with plenty of knowledge (and a swag bag full of goodies!).
Thinking about attending? Join us for a lunchtime Twitter chat on Thursday where we’ll be using #tscsummit to dish about our favorite moments from the first summit in May and what we’re looking forward to about this one in August.