September Coffee Hour

The Charleston Resilience Network hosted its third bi-monthly Resilience Coffee Hour on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017.  Thomas and Hutton, a CRN participating organization, graciously offered to host this month’s coffee hour.  We were joined by 10 new members this month! We heard presentations from 4 speakers on how their businesses are tackling issues of resilience around the Charleston area. We are excited to continue these coffee hours, and hope to have a good turnout for our last coffee hour of the year, to take place in November (date TBD).  Please see the links below for information on the speakers and their talks.

Brian Durham, GISP || Thomas & Hutton

Erin Stevens, RLA, LEED AP || Surculus

David Hill, AIA, NCIDQ, LEED AP || Wakefield Beasley & Associates

Christopher Niforatos, PE || Kimley-Horn


June Coffee Hour

The Charleston Resilience Network hosted its second bi-monthly Resilience Coffee Hour on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at Sojourn Coffee in West Ashley. 20 people attended, and out of that 20, we had 11 new people join us! This coffee hour had a different format than the previous one–per a recommendation from a CRN member, we decided to have targeted “Lightning Talks”.  These lightning talks are intended to allow CRN members to share the projects they are involved in that relate to resilience.  This month, we highlighted non-profits, and had 4 wonderful speakers.  Please see the links below for information on the speakers and their talks.

Joy Brown || The Nature Conservancy

Scott Sternfeld, PE || Electric Power Institute || Additional Resources

Stewart Weinberg, PhD || Climate Reality Leadership Corps/Organizing for Action

Jessica Hardesty Norris, PhD || Charleston Audubon & Biohabitats


May Coffee Hour

The Charleston Resilience Network hosted its first bi-monthly Resilience Coffee Hour on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Sojourn Coffee in West Ashley. The event was attended by 27 people from a variety of organizations and backgrounds, including emergency management, public health, engineering and construction, planning and architecture, business continuity, academia, community outreach, and local, state, and federal government. Attendees shared what they are working on within the resilience realm in a lightning round format, after which they were able to network and discuss ideas, and projects in more detail.

Participants also discussed opportunities for future, collaborative events, including a meeting focused on the regional/local economic impact of rising sea levels, that the CRN hopes to facilitate.