Day 1 : Welcome Dinner
Carl Sobocinski is the owner of Table 301, a restaurant group that includes Soby’s New South Cuisine, Soby’s on the Side, The Lazy Goat, Table 301 Catering, The NOSE DIVE gastropub, Passerelle Bistro, Papi’s Tacos, Highway 301 Food Truck and Southern Pressed Juicery.
In addition to running the restaurant group, Sobocinski is very active in the community. He is a graduate of Liberty Fellowship Class of 2014, a two-year South Carolina leadership program through the Aspen Institute. Sobocinski was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Restaurant Association in 2006. In 2015, he completed his final three-year term, representing South Carolina and serving as Chairman of the Jobs and Careers Committee.
In his recent past, Sobocinski was on the Executive Committee of the Greenville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for several years. He was the force behind the Greenville “Branding Initiative,” a successful effort to use a portion of Hospitality Tax Revenues to create a Greenville Brand and Marketing Plan to market and promote Greenville as a tourist destination. He’s also active in the SCRLA Greenville Chapter.
Sobocinski now holds emeritus status with the Board of Euphoria, a four-day food, wine, and music event held every September in Greenville, SC. The event is the brainchild of Sobocinski and platinum-selling singer-songwriter Edwin McCain. The purpose of the festival is to spotlight Greenville as a culinary and musical arts scene and to give back to the community by donating each year to local non-profit organizations. Since 2006, the event has raised more than $300,000.
The South Carolina Restaurant Association has named Sobocinski Restaurateur of the Year. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Greenville Jaycees. He has been one of five finalists for the Greenville Magazine Nelson Mullins Business Person of the Year. He was selected as the Leadership Greenville Distinguished Alumni from the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and is proud to be a member of the Chamber’s Leadership Greenville Class 26.
Carl has chosen Greenville because he believes in the community – where it’s been and where it’s going.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Flight to Greenville, SC7:00 AM
Lunch & Orientation
Sponsored by The Acadiana Advocate
“Naive Enough to Believe We Can Do Anything:
Greenville’s Past, Present, and Future”
Downtown Walking Tour2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Sponsored by Jones Walker
“Taking Risks and Giving Back:
A Leadership Story”
Breakfast at your leisure7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
“BMW: The Gift that Keeps on Giving”8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Tour Zentrum, Gift Shop9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
BMW Factory Tour9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Accelerating Momentum on Leadership Exchange Lessons”
Lunch12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
The Ultimate Driving Experience”
Closing4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Departure Flight6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Breakfast & Mayor’s Welcome
“Creating a City’s Personality”8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
“Vision, Planning, and Execution:
A 30-Year Overnight Success”
“Aligned and Committed:
Regional Economic Development in the Upstate”
Lunch & Speaker
Sponsored by Billeaud Companies
The Site Selection Process12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
“Grow Your Own:
Greenville’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem”
Optional tours will be available3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Brief History of the Peace Center6:30 PM - 8:30 PM