Endeavor, the coworking and meeting space community in downtown Greenville, announces that it will host its next Collaborators & Cocktails speaker series with Erwin Creates and Greenville Triumph founder Joe Erwin, along with the Greenville Triumph SC head coach John Harkes on Tuesday, September 28 at 5:00 PM at Endeavor. The in-person event, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank and Joan Herlong & Associates/Sotheby’s International Realty, will feature a candid Q&A session between Erwin and Harkes as they reflect on the lessons and insights they have learned on the way to becoming friends and partners in the explosive growth of the Greenville Triumph brand and serving the Upstate. Though following different paths to success, the two leaders share uniquely similar values and philosophies about coaching, leadership and teamwork.
In addition to founding the Greenville Triumph, Erwin is the co-founder and former president of marketing agency Erwin Penland, the co-founder of Clemson University’s Erwin Center for Brand Communications, president of Erwin Creates, and founder of Endeavor. He has served as an active leader in the community and the advertising industry, having held numerous board and commission roles including South Carolina Special Olympics, the Governor’s Commission on Teacher Quality, Partnership for a Drug-Free America, American Association of Advertising Agencies, Boy Scouts of America and Clemson University’s Erwin Center for Brand Communications.
Harkes, 2020’s USL League One Coach of the Year and a member of the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame, is in the midst of his third season with the Triumph, having built the team from the ground up prior to season one. The UVA alumnus joined the United States men’s national soccer team full time in 1988 earning 90 caps and competing in two FIFA World Cups (‘90, ’94) as well as the ‘88 Olympics. He was the first American to compete in the EPL and a six-time MLS All-Star selection. He served as head coach and director of football for FC Cincinnati in 2016 and has held coaching and technical director positions at the national and MLS academy youth levels, including the U.S. U-20 Youth National Team and for D.C. United’s youth academy.
“John and I have learned a lot of lessons the hard way – and in my opinion, that’s the right way,” said Erwin. “This event will be an ‘ask anything, nothing is off-limits’ kind of night. We are looking forward to it more than anybody!”
Important event details:
- Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, a positive COVID-19 antibody test or negative COVID-19 test (72 hrs) is required for entry. Full details provided upon ticket request.
- Networking will take place from 5:00-5:45 PM, followed by presentation and Q&A at 5:45. The event will conclude with networking until 7:15.
- Seating is limited. To RSVP, request an invitation at [email protected] (no walk-ins).
- Event is free to Endeavor members. Non-members $30.
Endeavor is a membership-based coworking community for creative and entrepreneurial professionals, as well as corporate teams and business travelers. Endeavor’s premium location in the ONE Development in Greenville, SC provides members with state-of-the-art work and meeting space, and uniquely, surrounds them with a diverse array of peers who offer a broad range of services and experience. Training opportunities, networking events and business consulting are available for the professionals who call Endeavor home every day, as well as business team members across the region. Endeavor has been recognized as the winner of the Coworker Member’s Choice Award for Greenville, SC. For more information, visit endeavorgreenville.com.