Mar 6 2013

by Cheri Leavy

Jekyll Island Event to Inspire & Educate a Community of Southern Creatives

The Southern Coterie, lauded as the social network of the South, is delighted to announce The Southern C Summit on Jekyll Island, Georgia on May 1-3, 2013. The inaugural event will bring southern-inspired bloggers, businesses, and brands together for an educational and inspiring retreat. The Southern Coterie founders Whitney Long and Cheri Leavy seek to create a live event where networking is encouraged, friendships are formed and business relationships strengthened.

Originally founded as The Southern Coterie, The Southern C is a social network designed as a platform for savvy creatives to connect in an intimate online setting. Members engage in meaningful conversations and cultivate inspiring content. The Southern C Summit aims to take this active online community, curious about the south’s evolving digital landscape, and expand it into a live setting.

The Southern C Summit is designed for an array southern creatives including: bloggers, social media junkies, entrepreneurs, marketing & media professionals, and business owners. Guests can expect educational sessions led by Southern Living editors, panel discussions with branding and marketing experts, keynote presentations from lively southern personalities and conversations with top bloggers and established brands.

“The Southern C Summit is sure to leave you inspired, excited and ready to take your blog, brand, business, product or idea to the next level. Connecting in this intimate environment with other creative entrepreneurs allows for fabulous new friendships. Every presenter is an expert in their field and they have committed to leaving attendees with strong takeaways in every session. The parties and gatherings alone will all be a blast at the beach – you won’t want to miss it!” says Leavy. “So many times, we leave conferences on fire about what we heard but have no idea where to start. We are especially excited that our final session is dedicated to creating an action plan – we want everyone to walk away with a solid and inspired plan to execute on their own,” adds Long.

The summit includes three keynote speakers, several breakout learning sessions, cocktail parties, ocean-side luncheons, and spectacular giveaways, all in an idyllic setting. Jekyll Island’s tranquil beauty has cemented its place as one of the South’s most beautiful retreats and its relaxed environment makes it a prime destination for this retreat. Visit to learn more or to register.


Cheri Leavy View More Blog Posts from this Author

Cheri Leavy is a connector, cheerleader and marketing consultant for fellow entrepreneurs.
Building rapport and strengthening a sense of community:
• A community of female entrepreneurs through the The Southern Coterie and The Southern C Summit
• The faces and places of Athens that make our city so vibrant through guide2athens
• A community of devoted football fans through Bulldawg Illustrated
- Contributing editor to Coastal Illustrated, Executive Board Member of the UGA Alumni Association

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