Frequently Asked Questions

  • I WANT TO ATTEND A SOUTHERN C EVENT! WHEN ARE YOU LAUNCHING TICKETS?

    Yay! We’d love to have you join us for The Southern C retreat 2021! Tickets will go on sale early fall 2020 for an in person retreat on Sea Island and a streaming virtual event.

    Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know and be sure to follow us on our social media channels. 

  • WHAT IS THE AGENDA FOR THE 2021 SUMMIT?

    While sessions don’t begin until 1 pm on Wednesday, February 3rd, there will be events beginning that morning such as add-on Masterclass offering from 9 – 11 am as well as the Swag Market 10 am – noon. The Summit will conclude Friday, February 5th at noon.  The virtual event will have same general timeline with some adaptations.

  • I PURCHASED A TICKET TO YOUR EVENT ONLINE. WILL I RECEIVE A PHYSICAL TICKET IN THE MAIL?

    We do not issue physical tickets to our events. After purchasing your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email at the email address with which you registered.

    If you did not receive an email (and it is not located in your spam and/or junk mail folders), please contact us immediately at teamtsc@thesouthernc.com as it is likely your ticket did not process. Although we try our best to proactively catch any incomplete ticket issues, we are not responsible for ticket purchase errors and will not be able to remedy any issues after we have sold out.

    Rest assured that if you received a confirmation email, you have a ticket! If you want to check up on whether you have a ticket, email us!

    Once you have a ticket, you will also be added to our attendee newsletter list to receive updates on the event for which you registered, including our event app, logistical information and information about the venue and our sponsors.  You can opt out of our newsletter at any time, but you will no longer receive information about the event.

  • I WENT TO BUY A TICKET FOR YOUR EVENT, BUT YOU ARE SOLD OUT! DO YOU HAVE A WAITING LIST?

    We do! The list can be quite lengthy, so we’d encourage you to email us as soon as possible as we process the list on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Please note that if a spot opens up and you are contacted, you will have 24 hours from being notified to contact us with payment information before we move to the next name on the list.

    Waiting list tickets are subject to our ticket policy, so are non-refundable and non-transferrable within 45 days of the event.

    To be placed on the wait list, please email your name and phone number to teamtsc@thesouthernc.com with the subject line “Waiting List Request”. We only use your phone number as a back-up method for contacting you if a spot opens up on our list. We do not sell or share your phone number with anyone outside of The Southern C.

  • IS THE AGENDA AND SPEAKER ROSTER SET FIRM?

    Sometimes, due to circumstances beyond our control, this may be subject to change without notice. We will do our best to bring in comparable offerings should this happen. We are not able to make refunds based upon this.

  • WHAT IS YOUR TICKET POLICY?

    In the event you are unable to attend the Summit in real life, your ticket will convert to a virtual ticket and you will be refunded the difference within two weeks after the Summit concludes. This request for an in-person ticket to be converted to a virtual ticket must be made January 4, 2021 tied to Sea Island resorts cancellation policy for the room block.

    Refunds will be issued to the card with which you purchased the ticket. To request a refund, please send an email to teamtsc@thesouthernc.com.

    There are no full refunds or credits towards future events. Attendees are not allowed to resell or transfer tickets once they have been purchased.

  • I’M INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR AT YOUR EVENT. HOW DO I GO ABOUT THIS?

    We’d love to talk with you! We have the best sponsors and attendees so this makes for magical pairings! Email our Sponsorship Lead Jenn Agnew for more information.

  • I AM INTERESTED IN SPEAKING AT YOUR EVENT. HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH?

    We are always interested in learning about new potential speakers. A great way to get started is by completing a speaker interest form and emailing it to us at teamtsc@thesouthernc.com.

  • I’M NOT A SPONSOR, BUT MY BRAND OR COMPANY WOULD LIKE TO HOST AN EVENT FOR ATTENDEES DURING THE SUMMIT. HOW
    SHOULD I GO ABOUT DOING THIS?

    In order to protect the investment of our Summit sponsors, we are requiring that no Presenter, Brand, Marketer, or Agency may host any event, function, training, seminar, focus group or other activity that, in the sole discretion of The Southern C Summit, competes with the Summit from Wednesday, February 3, through mid-day Friday, February 5, 2021. Doing so will result in cancelled tickets and forfeiting the ability to purchase tickets at future Summits.

    Attendee participation in those type of events could also result in conference registration being revoked and future registration and/or participation denied.

    We are happy to support and promote attendee events produced outside of the event dates as is possible. Please contact us at teamtsc@thesouthernc.com if you have additional questions about this policy or requests to host an event outside of the event dates.

  • WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

    Though our events have no official dress code, most attendees pack their stylish, but comfortable, attire. Sea Island’s resort property is an upscale coastal vibe. There will be photo ops galore with fellow attendees and participating brands. New this year with our retreat vibe is Casual Friday –  join us that morning for wellness offerings and then head right into the last session in your yoga clothes or sweats. You will be ready for the weekend ahead as you travel home or stay on Sea Island for the weekend. 

  • HOW DO I GET THERE?

    Click here for more information.

  • WHAT OPTIONS DO I HAVE REGARDING DIETARY RESTRICTIONS?

    Contact us at teamtsc@thesouthernc.com and we will do what we can to accommodate your request.

  • I WENT TO BOOK A ROOM, BUT THE HOTEL BLOCK IS FULL. CAN YOU SUGGEST OTHER HOTEL OPTIONS NEARBY?

    Whether you need one night or multiple nights for the entire Summit, below are additional options on St. Simons:

    The King and Prince

    Sea Palms Resort

    Ocean Lodge

    Hampton Inn

    St. Simons Inn

  • ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

    Please contact us at thesouthernc@gmail.com and we will respond asap. If during an event, please note that we
    will be unable to answer emails.

  • I LOVE THE PHOTOGRAPHY FROM YOUR EVENTS! DO YOU MIND SHARING WHO YOU USE AS A PHOTOGRAPHER?

    Thank you! We love our photographers and are so happy to share their names. Over the years we have used the
    following professional photographers. Tell them The Southern C sent you!

    Chanterelle
    Photography
     (2015)

    Charlotte Elizabeth
    Photographer
     (2014)

    Grey Owl Social (2016, 2017)

    Kate Thornton
    Photography
    (2019, 2020)

    Kathryn McCrary Photography (2016,
    2017)

    Kelli Boyd Photography (2017,
    2017 Retreat, 2018, 2019,2020)

    Lindsay Stewart
    Photography
    (2019,2020)

    Mary Beth Creates (2018)

    Mary Little Moments (2018)

    Nickie Stone Photography (2014, 2015)

    Teresa Earnest
    Photography
     (2016, 2016 Workshop, 2017)

  • I’D LIKE TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE BLOG AND EVENTS. DO YOU HAVE A REGULAR NEWSLETTER?

    We’d love for you to follow along! We promote our blog posts and event news on social media as well as in a monthly newsletter format that comes to your email inbox. You can find our social feeds, RSS feed and newsletter signup on the top of any page on our website!

  • I AM INTERESTED IN WRITING FOR THE SOUTHERN C BLOG. HOW CAN I BECOME A CONTRIBUTOR?

    We are happy to talk to anyone who has attended one of our in-person events about becoming a contributor. We feel that those who have attended an event have the best understanding of our audience and are those that can best write content that appeals to our readers. We ask for a commitment of one article per quarter. Being a contributor is a non-paid position, although contributors do receive certain perks.

    To discuss becoming a contributor, please contact Katelyn Whelan.

  • I’D LIKE TO SUBMIT A BLOG POST FOR PUBLICATION ON YOUR SITE. DO YOU PUBLISH SPONSORED OR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT?

    We do not publish sponsored content for which The Southern C is not involved or which does not involve our events. Examples of past sponsored content includes, but is not limited to, travel articles after The Southern C team visits a location and/or local businesses, as well as content that showcases our event sponsors. Sponsored content reflects our corporate pillars of entrepreneurial education, networking and lifestyle inspiration, just as our regular blog content does.

    If you would like to talk with us further about a blog post, please contact Katelyn Whelan.

  • I LOVE THE PHOTOGRAPHY FROM YOUR BLOG! DO YOU MIND SHARING THE NAMES OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHERS?

    Thank you! We love our photographers and are so happy to share their names. Over the years we have used the following professional photographers. Tell them The Southern C sent you!

    Chanterelle Photography

    Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer

    Grey Owl Social

    Kate Thornton Photography 

    Kathryn McCrary Photography

    Kelli Boyd Photography

    Lindsay Stewart Photography

    Mary Beth Creates

    Mary Little Moments

    Nickie Stone Photography

    Teresa Earnest Photography

  • I AM INTERESTED IN SPONSORING A SOUTHERN C EVENT. HOW DO I GET STARTED?

    We’d love to talk with you! We have the best sponsors and attendees so this makes for magical pairings! Email Jenn Agnew, our Sponsorship Lead, here.

  • I’D LIKE TO SPONSOR A BLOG POST FOR PUBLICATION ON YOUR SITE. DO YOU PUBLISH SPONSORED OR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT?

    We do not publish sponsored content for which The Southern C is not involved or which does not involve our events. Examples of past sponsored content includes, but is not limited to, travel articles after The Southern C team visits a location and/or local businesses, as well as content that showcases our event sponsors. Sponsored content reflects our corporate pillars of entrepreneurial education, networking and lifestyle inspiration, just as our regular blog content does.

  • I’D LIKE TO SPONSOR A SOCIAL MEDIA POST ON YOUR FEEDS. DO YOU OFFER SPONSORED SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS?

    At this time, sponsored social media content is not a stand-alone offering, but is a benefit of our Sponsorship Packages. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our Sponsor Coordinator, Jenn Agnew.

    If you are a current sponsor and have news about your business you’d like to share, please contact Katelyn Whelan.

  • MY BUSINESS IS GOING THROUGH A TRANSITION AND I’D LIKE SOME ADVICE. CAN I SET UP SOME TIME TO PICK YOUR BRAIN?

    We love sitting down with entrepreneurs as both a sounding board for new ideas and pivots, and to share advice based on our experiences. If applicable, we also have a wide network of service professionals and fellow entrepreneurs that we can recommend based on your needs to help you move forward in accomplishing your goals.

    To request a meeting, whether by phone or in person, please email us at teamtsc@thesouthernc.com and give us an idea of the type of conversation you’d like to have. Our Co-Founders, Cheri Leavy and Whitney Long are available for consult for a per-hour fee.

    Also consider joining membership, where you can learn from fellow TSC members in mastermind groups, discussion forums and educational webinars with subject-matter experts.

  • I AM LOOKING TO HIRE SOMEONE FOR MY BUSINESS. CAN YOU RECOMMEND SOMEONE?

    Whether it is taking on more employees or hiring tax and legal help, we love it when members and alums want to hire within our amazing network! This opportunity is available through The Southern C Membership where members are able to post and share job opportunities with fellow members.

  • I’D LIKE TO COLLABORATE WITH THE SOUTHERN C. WHO DO I CONTACT AND HOW DO I GET AN INITIAL CONVERSATION GOING?

    We love a good collaboration! Please contact us at teamtsc@thesouthernc.com with the subject line “Collaboration Request” and a detailed description of your proposed collaboration idea.

  • I HAVE A RETAIL STOREFRONT AND I’D LOVE TO CARRY PRODUCTS FROM SOUTHERN C MEMBERS AND ALUMS. CAN YOU SEND ME A LIST OF MEMBERS WHO MAKE PRODUCTS IN A CERTAIN CATEGORY?

    We receive this request a lot, and our member directory through our membership offering helps facilitate interested parties finding one another and collaborating!

  • I AM A BLOGGER AND/OR MEDIA OUTLET AND AM LOOKING FOR PRODUCTS TO FEATURE ON MY BLOG AND/OR IN GIFT GUIDES. CAN YOU SEND ME A LIST OF YOUR MEMBERS AND ALUMS?

    We receive this request quite often as well! Our member directory through membership is also a resource for locating products made by Southern C members.

  • I AM LOOKING TO MEET UP WITH LIKE-MINDED FELLOW ENTREPRENEURS IN MY CITY. CAN YOU SEND ME A LIST OF SOUTHERN C MEMBERS IN MY AREA?

    Our mantra is #connectcollaboratecreate, so we love it when entrepreneurs get together in support of one another. Through membership, our directory and calendar on our website help facilitate members connecting with one another, both online and in person, and we also have member chapters in different cities to facilitate regular meetups.

  • WHERE CAN I FIND THE SOUTHERN C ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

    You can follow The Southern C on InstagramFacebook and Pinterest under the @thesouthernc handle.

  • I’D LIKE TO SPONSOR A POST. DO YOU OFFER SPONSORED POSTS?

    At this time, sponsored social media content is not a stand-alone offering, but is a benefit of our Sponsorship Packages. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our Sponsor Coordinator, Jenn Agnew.

    If you are a current or past sponsor and have news about your business you’d like to share, please contact Katelyn Whelan.

  • I AM AN ALUM AND I’D LIKE TO PROMOTE AN EVENT MY BUSINESS IS SPONSORING. CAN YOU PROMOTE THIS ON YOUR SOCIAL CHANNELS?

    We love knowing about your events and so does our audience! With that in mind, we offer a calendar of events through our exclusive membership. To list your event as a member, please contact teamtsc@thesouthernc.com. If you’re not yet a member, join here. #connectcollaboratecreate

  • WHAT IS #ISPYTSCSUMMITALUMS AND HOW DO I SUBMIT?

    What is #ispytscsummitalums? It’s our hashtag to highlight TSC Summit alums connecting and collaborating.  We do a monthly round-up in our newsletter of our alums featured in the media (print, digital and podcast) and collaborating with each other. This hashtag on social is our best resource!  We are a small but mighty team, so please don’t pre-pitch us items for promotion through #ispytscsummitalums.  This hashtag is all about the organic celebration of connections made and all the awesomeness that results.

    If you’ve been featured in the media or collaborating with another alum, email us here so we can include you in our monthly roundup on our newsletter, blog and social media.

  • AS A MEMBER, WHAT KIND OF CONVERSATIONS CAN I HAVE ON THE MEMBERSHIP FORUMS?

    The member forums are a place for members to connect on a variety of entrepreneurial and lifestyle topics. We ask that members take political discussions offline and always expect members to be respectful, courteous and PG.

  • AS A MEMBER, WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS AM I ALLOWED TO POST ON THE CALENDAR?

    The member calendar is a place for members to post their business events and gatherings. Advertised events should be open to any member attending, or if there is a fee to attend, should be clearly stated. We ask that members refrain from posting political gatherings or non-business-related events on the board.

  • IS THERE A CAP TO HOW MANY MEMBERS?

    Currently, we’re capping membership at 325 members. We want to continue to provide an intimate community for our members much like the atmosphere at the Summits.

  • AS A MEMBER, WHAT KIND OF SPECIAL PERKS AND DISCOUNTS CAN I OFFER IN THE EXCLUSIVE FACEBOOK GROUP?

    This exclusive benefit allows members to provide discount codes, specials, and other perks specific to their business or company that encourages other members to do business with them. These perks could be an out-of-the-blue sale, a holiday shopping code, or a year-long discount code for members. As a member, this also provides you the special opportunity to take part in great deals while supporting the amazing businesses of fellow members!