Bio: Lindsay Harris is the Development Chair for Spartanburg Young Professionals. Raised in Rock Hill, SC, Lindsay found her way to Spartanburg upon arriving at the University of South Carolina-Upstate, where she earned her B.A. in English. She is currently a Sales Account Manager for the Spartanburg Marriott, where she works with her clients to host their large annual events and helps them create unforgettable conference and convention experiences. Her primary markets at Spartanburg Marriott are Associations, Religious Conferences, and Youth Sports. In addition to SYP, Lindsay has also volunteered with Hub City Hog Fest, United Way, and Habitat for Humanity, as well as for several Statewide organizations specific to her market.
Hobbies: Lindsay's favorite hobbies are gardening and cooking. She also loves going to the Hub City Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings, checking out new restaurants in Spartanburg, and is a big fan of all the trails throughout our city, particularly the Rail Trail and Cottonwood Trail. Lindsay's favorite Spartanburg event is the annual Carolina Panthers Training Camp held every August.
Why SYP: Lindsay got involved with SYP when she started working at the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce in 2013. She saw it as a great way to connect with peers and build relationships, as it helps build a network for young professionals to connect with each other, to connect to and invest in the Spartanburg community, and to make the transition easier for people graduating from college who are launching a career in Spartanburg or moving here for a new job. For Lindsay, being active on the board helps her share her passion for SYP and for Spartanburg with other young professionals as well as area businesses.
Why Spartanburg: For Lindsay, there's a sense of community in Spartanburg that is unmatched compared with other areas she has lived, which is the city's biggest draw for her. She also is very proud of Spartanburg's growth in the last ten years, especially in the Downtown area. The weekly announcements of new businesses in the area makes it an exciting time for her (and all of us) to live, work, and play in Spartanburg.