Trio brings one of the fastest growing US professional sport to Greenville
GREENVILLE, SC (February 27, 2019) – Endeavor, a coworking space for creatives, agencies and corporate marketing teams in the heart of downtown, announces that the owners of Greenville’s newest professional sports team, Greenville Triumph SC, will speak at its next Collaborators & Cocktails speaker series on March 19. Members of the ownership group Joe Erwin, Shannon Wilbanks and Doug Erwin will share the successes and challenges they experienced in their entrepreneurial journey to build a brand, a team and a community of diverse fans.
Joe Erwin and Shannon Wilbanks will share the story behind the leap into their latest venture, how it impacts Greenville’s economic development, the newly-built 4,100 seat stadium at Legacy Early College, the Triumph’s award-winning coach (National Soccer Hall of Fame member John Harkes), player recruitment, the inaugural season opening game on April 6, and their excitement about helping re-introduce Greenville’s west side to the Upstate.
Co-owner and Chief Brand Officer Doug Erwin will go behind the scenes on what it took to create the Greenville Triumph brand from the ground up – from the critical initial challenges of naming and logo design that tie into the heart of Greenville’s history and its future, to developing the right mix of marketing, advertising, PR, social media, fan engagement and community outreach to launch pro soccer in the Upstate.
Collaborators & Cocktails starts with networking at 5 p.m., followed by the presentation and Q&A session at 5:45 p.m. The event is free to all Endeavor members and corporate members, with a limited number of advance purchased guest tickets available for $30. Registration is required. No walk-ins admitted. Contact Endeavor@EndeavorGreenville.com for ticket information.
Endeavor is a membership-based coworking community for independent agencies and freelancers in the creative services fields, as well as corporate marketing teams. 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 creative peers who offer a broad range of marketing services and experience. Training opportunities, networking events and business consulting are available for the creatives who call Endeavor home every day, as well as corporate creative professionals and resource-seekers across the region. For more information, visit www.endeavorgreenville.com.
About Erwin Creates
Erwin Creates was established in 2016 by Joe Erwin, co-founder and former president of national marketing agency Erwin Penland. It serves as the platform to support Erwin’s continued entrepreneurial involvement in business consulting, venture creation, education, training and civic activities, including his commitment to growing The Erwin Center for Brand Communications at Clemson University. In Spring 2016, Erwin Creates opened Endeavor, a creative, collaborative community which offers co-working space and business-building opportunities for creative services professionals. Erwin Creates acquired a United Soccer League (USL) Division III franchise in Spring 2018, the Greenville Triumph, to bring professional soccer to the Upstate for the league’s inaugural season in 2019. For more information, visit www.erwincreates.com.