UCAN would like to thank the following Sponsors, Partners and Affiliates. For more information, please contact us.


Gold Sponsors:


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U.S. Trust

Greenville, SC

Since 1853, U.S. Trust has been committed to listening, building long-term relationships, and helping individuals and their families realize the opportunities they create for themselves, their children, businesses, communities and future generations. When you work with U.S. Trust, you benefit from a long history of serving many types of clients, from families managing wealth across multiple generations to business owners, entrepreneurs and other creators of first-generation wealth. They can advise you and help create and implement highly personalized strategies regarding credit and banking, investment management, and wealth structuring.

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RealOp Investments

Greenville, SC

RealOp Investments is an alternative investment firm based in Greenville, SC. The firm specializes in identifying superior commercial real estate investments for investors with a focus on creating and sustaining wealth through these select alternative investments. The ability to acquire solid performing investments takes time, patience and local expertise.  Its management team has a combined 85 years of experience and has participated in over $2 billion of real estate transactions.  Their success as an alternative investment firm is driven by dedication, experience, deep relationships, attention to detail, meticulous research, creativity and a tireless work ethic.  RealOp Investments also has a distinct competitive advantage through its direct ownership in Avison Young and Southeastern Real Estate Management. Avison Young, with its global network, has the ability to provide RealOp with direct access to off-market, investment-grade opportunities and Southeastern Real Estate Management facilitates the management of an investment across its entire life-cycle.



Silver Sponsors:


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Ogeltree Deakins

Greenville, SC

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. was founded in 1977 by eight partners and eight associates, several of whom had practiced together since 1966. The first Ogletree Deakins offices to open were in Greenville, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia in 1977. Since then, the firm has grown substantially. Now, with more than 650 attorneys in more than 40 offices, the firm provides full-service labor and employment law representation for employers throughout the country.



In-Kind Partners:


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Elliott Davis, LLC

Greenville, SC

One of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the Southeast, Elliott Davis was founded in 1925 and is deeply rooted in the history and economies of the region. With a mission of providing clients with smart solutions and their people with rewarding opportunities, they serve as trusted advisors to businesses, organizations and individuals. Professionals have diverse backgrounds – many are former CFOs, controllers or Big Four accountants who bring extensive knowledge, deep experience and critical insights to clients across a wide-range of industries.

Merge Web Excellence

Greenville, SC

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Greenville, SC, Merge is a web interactive agency specializing in a comprehensive, consultative approach to designing strategic web solutions. The firm provides ebusiness consulting, custom programming and ecommerce development, and has established itself as one of the leading web firms in the Southeast.

Greenville Chamber of Commerce

Greenville, SC

The Greenville Chamber has a commitment to be Greater Greenville’s unifying institution of collaboration, by connecting members and strategic partners to build a globally recognized business community.