We are so excited the Charleston CVB will be participating in our 4th Southern C Summit this spring as a gold sponsor! We sat down with their Assistant Director of Media Relations, Molly Waring, to chat about the "Holy City" and what she is looking forward to at the Charleston summit.
Why are you excited to help bring the TSC Summit to Charleston?
As a native Charlestonian, I truly enjoy sharing the city and its many charms with visitors far and wide. There is something truly special about Charleston and the synergy of creative personalities nurtured by the city. I am excited for Summit participants to experience this energy firsthand.
What are you hoping to learn from #tscsummit Charleston?
There are so many interesting and distinct personalities coming to the summit in April. I am excited to hear from these creative individuals and learn more about their personal passions.
Tell us a little about the previous Southern C Summit event you attended.
I attended the Southern C Summit in Athens last year. It was such a fantastic "meeting of the minds." It is truly exhilarating to hear people's stories; everyone has one. We talk so much about this emerging "creative class" in the South, the Southern C Summit is where this unique group of entrepreneurs comes to learn and get to know one another. It's a rolling southern cocktail party!
What are you most looking forward to at #tscsummit Charleston?
I am most looking forward to hearing from the presenters whose work I admire and also showing off Charleston!
What do you hope attendees will be sure to see while in Charleston? must sees, eats, shops, etc...
I work on King Street, and it was recently named one of the "Top 10 Shopping Streets in the U.S." by U.S. News and World Report. It’s also where the majority of the Summit sessions are taking place. It has an incredible neighborhood feel. At Kudu, the local coffee shop around the corner, the friendly baristas knows everyone by name and, more importantly, by order! I recently walked across the street to Blue Bicycle Books and bought a copy of DuBose Heyward's The Country Bunny for my 5-month-old niece's Easter basket. Up the street at Hampden Clothing, owner Stacy Smallwood knows your size and style by memory—like a great personal stylist. At night, upper King Street is the place to see and be seen. King Street is the perfect to start exploring Charleston.
More of my favorite places are listed in the guides on the CVB's recently revamped blog, Charlestonly.com.
TSC: Describe your ideal day in Charleston.
I live downtown, one block from Colonial Lake. One of my favorite things to do is to walk around the city, and take in the sights, sounds, and flavors of each day. Each season in Charleston offers something unique. Spring smells like tea olive and salt marsh, winter is a spectrum of camellia blooms, summer is sand and ocean, and fall is a celebration of collards and oysters. Any day where I am out and experiencing what Charleston has to offer is an ideal day for me!
We hope you'll join us in Charleston. Trust us- you don't want to miss it!
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