Keep your eyes open for Who’s Who at these spots – and you might just overhear the Upstate’s next game-changing conversations.

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Todd Horne

The Coffee Bar, 188 Main St., Spartanburg

“It has a great atmosphere and if you go in there, you’ll see everyone. In Greenville, I meet people at Coffee Underground.”

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Blake Zemp, Global Chief Information Officer, ScanSource

Rick Erwin’s West End Grille, 648 S. Main St., Greenville

“I like Rick Erwin’s for an after-work conversation or casual meeting.”

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John Warren

Del Frisco’s, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York City

“When I’m not at my office, or I go to New York a lot. The spot there where everyone talks hard-core finance is Del Frisco’s in Midtown. A lot of deals are closed at Del Frisco’s, or at least celebrated.”

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Robert Hughes III

Soby’s, 207 S. Main St., Greenville

“Most of our meetings are in our office, but I’d say the Soby’s bar after work.”

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Minor Mickel Shaw

Court Street, downtown Greenville

“My brother Charlie and I have offices here, and it’s our philanthropic center where we have our meetings.”

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Peter Barth

Methodical Coffee, 101 N. Main St., Greenville

I meet at Methodical pretty often. For lunch I tend to meet at Barley’s or Trappe Door. I’m not a coffee drinker, so I don’t usually end up at any of the coffee places that are only coffee.

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Pamela Evette

Everywhere

I think any place is a great opportunity to tell your story if there’s somebody there who really wants to hear it. I can kind of talk to anybody and everybody. I’ve started conversations with people in a restaurant, and then you find out they have a business and the next thing you know you have a call scheduled and you’re exchanging business cards on a Saturday night when you didn’t expect to be talking business at all.

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