charlestonCharleston, SC, will be the location for a  2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis on December 7-8, 2009. In just two days, you will learn the basics of the TapRooT® System for finding the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and other types of problems. Once you find the real root causes using this systematic process, learn to develop effective fixes that will keep problems from happening again.

For more information and to register for the course, visit http://www.taproot.com/courses.php?d=695&l=1.

Charleston is known as The Holy City due to the prominence of churches on the low-rise cityscape, particularly the numerous steeples which dot the city’s skyline, and for the fact that it was one of the few cities in the original thirteen colonies to provide religious tolerance to the French Huguenot Church. In fact, it is still the only city in the U.S. with such a church. Charleston was also one of the first colonial cities to allow Jews to practice their faith without restriction.
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston,_South_Carolina)

Often referred to as the “best-mannered” city in the U.S., Charleston has much to offer visitors:

The Charleston Museum is America’s First Museum, founded in 1773. Located downtown, its mission is to preserve and interpret the cultural and natural history of Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry.

The Aiken-Rhett House is the most intact townhouse complex showcasing urban life in antebellum Charleston. It was built in 1818 and then greatly expanded by Gov. and Mrs. William Aiken, Jr. in the 1830s and 1850s. The house has survived virtually unaltered since 1858.

The Nathaniel Russell House is set amid spacious formal gardens and is a National Historic Landmark. It is widely recognized as one of America’s most important neoclassical dwellings.

Fort Sumter Tours and SpiritLine Cruises have been showcasing the beauty of Charleston from its fabulous waterways since 1961. Whether it’s an elegant dinner, an historic tour of Fort Sumter or a leisurely cruise through Charleston Harbor, this is a beautiful way to tour the city.

The Charleston Ghost & Dungeon Walking Tour was featured on the Travel Channel’s America’s Most Haunted Places. The tour offers exclusive access to the Pre-Revolutionary dungeon.

table-setting-in-restaurantDining in Charleston:

Five Guys Burgers and Fries is a Charleston favorite. With too many accolades to mention, suffice it to say, if you visit Charleston, this restaurant is a must!

Mercato’s brings delicious Italian-American dishes to Charleston’s historic City Market. Enjoy classic pasta and pizza dishes, daily creations, and house-made desserts, as well as chef specialties like Potato Gnocchi and Pork Osso Bucco.

The Peninsula Grill offers four-star, four-diamond dining in the heart of the City Market. Elegant but not pretentious, the restaurant offers such favorites as Pan Roasted Muscovy Duck Breast, Grilled Peach Glazed Jumbo Gulf Shrimp, and Benne Crusted Rack of New Zealand Lamb.

Tommy Condon’s is an authentic Irish pub located on Church Street, just a half block off Charleston’s Historic Market. Try favorites like Irish Potato Chowder, Charleston She Crab Soup, or traditional Irish Shepherd’s Pie.

Hank’s Seafood Restaurant is located in a turn-of-the-century warehouse overlooking the Historic Market. The restaurant recreates a classic Charleston Fish House and was voted the “Best Seafood Restaurant” ten years straight by the Charleston City Paper.

For more information and to register for the course in Charleston, SC, visit http://www.taproot.com/courses.php?d=695&l=1.