The Southern C Summit goes to Athens, GA

June 26, 2013 | By | Comments (5)
Georgia Theatre

The Georgia Theatre, home to Cocktails & Conversations at The Southern C Summit

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.


  1. Friday Five #12 | Em's on the road

    […] The Southern C Summit goes to Athens, GA ( […]

    September 17, 2015 at 12:29 pm
  2. Friday Five #10 | Em's on the road

    […] The Southern C Summit goes to Athens, GA ( […]

    July 5, 2013 at 7:53 am
  3. Jennifer Bilbro (@Jennifer_Bilbro)

    Can’t wait for this event. Happy to be involved!

    June 26, 2013 at 9:55 pm
  4. Melissa @ My Peach Life

    Oh I really want to go to this! Newbie blogger so I need some help and ideas!

    June 26, 2013 at 7:07 pm
  5. Cheri Leavy

    We are so excited to be in the Classic City! Epting Events is our partner in showing off how Athens entertains. Our daytime educational sessions will be in the inspiring venue of the Georgia Museum of Art. This is the must attend event of the summer in the South! Hope to see you there.

    June 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s