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Join us for Loft Walk and more during Urban Living 2012

Generation Charleston is showcasing the advantages and value of “living, working and playing” downtown during Urban Living 2012.

The three day event will be held from Sept. 18-20 at various locations throughout the city.

Here’s the schedule of events:

Sept. 18

Loft Walk
5-7 p.m.

The Sixth Annual Loft Walk kicks off the three-day event from 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 18. During a guided tour through some of Charleston’s newly renovated and re-imagined lofts, guests will see firsthand why more and more people are choosing downtown living.

Loft Walk starts at Adelphia Sports Bar at 218 Capitol Street. From there, guests can walk or ride a trolley to the various properties.

All guests, realtors, property managers and property owners are invited to attend the reception at Adelphia afterwards for free appetizers and discounted drinks. The reception will be held until 8:30 p.m.

Sept. 19

‘Thrive’ Launch Event
Digiso
1506 Kanawha Boulevard
5-8 p.m.

Check out Charleston’s new business stars and vote on Sept. 19. For burgeoning entrepreneurs, cash capital is the lifeblood of their business. Now with Thrive, the Charleston Area Alliance’s new crowdfunding initiative, startups have a chance to receive an infusion of cash through fresh and innovative means.

Earlier this month, a blind panel selected nine Kanawha Valley-based entrepreneurs with 30 or fewer employees out of a pool of applicants. These entrepreneurs each produced 60-second pitch videos to promote their business and need for crowd funds.

On Sept. 19, an event will be held at DigiSo at 1506 Kanawha Boulevard West starting at 5:30 p.m. To attend and participate in the event, community members will pay $20 a ticket. In return, they will get to partake in beverages and food, but more importantly, they get to vote for the entrepreneur  that they want to support.

At the end of the night, the entrepreneur with the most votes will receive $20 times the number of attendees as cash capital to invest in their business. The fund will also be seeded with $1,000, through generous support of Vision Shared and Industrial Bolting.

Other partners in Thrive include the Arts Council of Kanawha Valley, Create West Virginia, DigiSo, Generation Charleston and BB&T.

You cannot vote for a winner, unless you attend the event. To sign up and attend the event, please click HERE.

Tickets will also available at the door and cash is preferable. In the meantime, please check out the videos of the nine entrepreneurs below and this cast your vote for a winner on Sept. 19 at DigiSo.

Click HERE to view videos.

Sept. 20

Downtown ArtWalk
5-8 p.m.

The “play” portion of Urban Living 2012 is Downtown ArtWalk, the monthly Charleston Area Alliance event. It is scheduled for 5- 8 p.m. and features local galleries and talented artists.

For a list of all the venues participating in ArtWalk, please visit: www.CharlestonArtWalk.com.

Generation Charleston will hold an electronic scavenger hunt. Before ArtWalk, photographic clues will be posted to the GC Facebook page, which can be found HERE.

Participants can view the clues and attempt to locate the art during ArtWalk. Once a clue is found, participants must take a photo of themselves in from of the respective art/clue.

Pictures must be posted to the GC Facebook page to enter. Participants with the most correct pictures, will win a prize.

Come on out to Urban Living 2012 and see how great it is to “live, work and play” in Charleston!

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