Elliott Davis and Greenville Drive Team Up to Host “Drive Business Downtown” Celebration on May 3 at Fluor Field

March 17, 2011

GREENVILLE, SC – March 16, 2011 – Elliott Davis LLC and the Greenville Drive invite Upstate businesses to join them for one of the largest networking opportunities of the year:  “Drive Business Downtown: A Celebration in the Heart of Greenville” at 2:00 p.m. on May 3 at Fluor Field.

This unique inaugural event, sponsored by Elliott Davis, will combine business and baseball (Greenville Drive vs. Asheville Tourists) and will spotlight the important role that downtown businesses play in the economic development and prosperity of the Upstate.

“Elliott Davis is proud to have our corporate headquarters with more than 140 employees in downtown Greenville. Being downtown has driven positive results for us in recruitment, retention and business development. The heart of Greenville is a tremendous place to work, live and play,” said Rick Davis, managing shareholder of Elliott Davis. “The ‘Drive Business Downtown’ event will bring together the dynamic people who ensure our downtown continues to thrive. All Upstate businesses and their employees are invited to participate.”  

Attendees will enjoy pre-game and post-game networking opportunities, special appearances, on-field competitions and much more. Local business leaders will participate in honorary roles as team captains, scorekeepers and play ball announcers. Area businesses are encouraged to bring their employees to take advantage of this one-of-a-kind teambuilding event.

“The response to ‘Drive Business Downtown’ from the business community has been enthusiastic, broad based and very encouraging,” said Craig Brown, Greenville Drive president and co-owner. This momentum is indicative of the collaborative spirit that’s been such an important part of our Downtown’s success, and it’s exciting that we’re celebrating our good fortunes in this way.

For more information or to purchase individual or group tickets, please call the Greenville Drive Sales Office at 864.240.4507. 

Editor’s note: The media is welcome to attend this event. Please contact Katherine Smoak Davis at 864.235.8330 or [email protected] for more information.

About Elliott Davis LLC
Elliott Davis is one of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the Southeast and ranks among the top 60 CPA firms in the U.S. With 10 offices and more than 400 employees, the firm provides clients across a wide-range of industries with smart, customized solutions and its people with rewarding opportunities. Founded in 1925, Elliott Davis is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, an international professional association of independently owned accounting firms based in the U.S. and is strategically aligned with LEA Europe and LEA Asia Pacific, a worldwide network of more than 450 offices in 90 countries around the globe. For more information about Elliott Davis and its services, visit www.elliottdavis.com.

About the Greenville Drive
The Greenville Drive are the South Atlantic League affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. To date, 11 Drive alumni have advanced to the Major Leagues, including Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester, both of whom have thrown no-hitters. At its award-winning ballpark, Fluor Field at the West End, the Drive have been an integral part of the economic renovation of Greenville’s Historic West End. The Drive have established single season attendance records in four of its five seasons by offering affordable family entertainment, top quality baseball and have become part of the fabric of the Greenville community. The Drive have also been recognized for excellence in marketing by winning the National Sports Forum’s overall Award of Excellence 2010 and 2011 – the only minor league organization to ever receive this award. In addition, the Drive have been voted by its peers as the South Atlantic League’s Organization of the Year in 2008 and 2010.