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Hartness Hires New Director of Construction

June 15, 2017 | GREENVILLE, SC – Hartness welcomes Jim McCoy as their new Director of Construction. McCoy will supervise and coordinate the construction process at the Hartness community taking shape just minutes from of downtown Greenville.

“I look forward to overseeing the process of bringing Hartness to life” stated McCoy. “I consider being part of the team will create such an amazing and iconic community to be the chance of a lifetime.” McCoy is a graduate of The Citadel and is also a Warrant Officer in the South Carolina Army National Guard where he serves as a Blackhawk Pilot and Tactical Operations Officer. He has had nearly 20 years of experience in project management ranging from residential to commercial construction. Jim, his wife BJ, and their 3 children can usually be found planning on the trails and ponds at Hartness.

ABOUT HARTNESS
Hartness, located in Greenville, SC, is a Traditional Neighborhood Development designed with walkable blocks kept close to daily conveniences, public spaces and nature. Situated on 440 pristine acres, Hartness offers an array of thoughtfully crafted home types ranging from cottages to estate and manor homes.

For more information, visit www.hartnessliving.com.

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Hartness Hires New Sales Team Member

May 31st, 2017 | GREENVILLE, SC – Hartness welcomes Janice Horne as a new addition to their sales team. Horne will serve as a Sales Executive for the startup community that is currently underway just minutes outside of downtown Greenville. She will be working alongside fellow real estate agent, Tracy Harris, in promoting the wide variety of cottage-style homes at the new up and coming Traditional Neighborhood.

“I look forward to being part of such an incredible opportunity with the entire Hartness team and family” stated Horne. “We could not be more excited to provide the Upstate with an iconic development just minutes from downtown Greenville that is simply perfect for families of all shapes and sizes! Hartness residents will have full access to incredible amenities, 180 acres of green space including miles of trails and lake shores and an incredible Village Center, and I can’t wait to share this opportunity with all those who are interested in learning more.” Horne is a graduate of Lander University and a licensed real estate agent with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Horne previously worked for Meritage Homes, serving as a Sales Representative for communities throughout the Upstate. Janice and her husband, Rick, have three daughters and are members of Brookwood Church.

ABOUT HARTNESS
Hartness, located in Greenville, SC, is a Traditional Neighborhood Development designed with walkable blocks kept close to daily conveniences, public spaces and nature. Situated on 400 pristine acres, Hartness offers an array of thoughtfully crafted home types ranging from cottages to estate and manor homes.

For more information, visit www.hartnessliving.com.

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Corley Plumbing Air Electric Celebrates National HVAC Technician Day

General Public Invited to “Stay Cool with Corley”

Greenville, SC – On Thursday, June 22nd from 3-7 p.m. Corley Plumbing Air Electric will provide free snow cones to the general public to celebrate National HVAC Technician Day. The snow cones and cool treats will be crafted on-site by The Snow Castle and the free afternoon event will take place at the Corley offices located at 8501 Pelham Rd. Greenville, SC. “As a family owned and operated business, we enjoy providing fun opportunities to engage with the local community” stated Chris Corley. “We figured there would be no better way to kick off the warm summer months ahead by celebrating National HVAC Technician Day and provide free snow cones, fun giveaways and of course take the time to remind our customers that they can always stay cool with Corley”.

The Golden Strip Career Technology Center will also join Corley on site to talk about their program and the opportunities that are available at their facility for young people interested in joining the trades. They are an Accredited Technical Education Facility (NCCER). Through a mixture of theory and hands on, the students will be able to earn multiple certifications and college credits including EPA Section 608 (Refrigerant Handling), OSHA 10 Hour Safety, R410A Refrigerant Safety, Gastite Piping, Industry Competency Exam (ICE). This year their HVAC Students are District and State Competition Winners in SkillsUSA. This summer in addition to competing at SkillsUSA HVAC-R Nationals, students are completing summer internships with local HVAC businesses including Corley Plumbing Air Electric.

ABOUT GOLDEN STRIP CAREER TECHNOLOGY CENTER
The primary mission of Golden Strip Career Technology Center is to provide students with the educational opportunities needed to enable them to reach their highest individual potential and to live and work successfully in a global economy. Golden Strip Career Technology Center seeks to foster an appreciation of the dignity of work, worth of the individual, pride of accomplishment, respect for quality workmanship, the importance of a positive attitude, and the desire to excel in a chosen career.

ABOUT CORLEY PLUMBING AIR ELECTRIC
Founded in 1986 by Chris Corley, this locally owned company specializes in the service and repair of plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling systems. Team members are committed to providing a consultative service experience that keeps the customer informed from the moment they make their first call for service. Corley is currently hiring technicians who embody the company core values of character, unselfish, excellence, and engaged. Corley serves the Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, and Spartanburg areas.

For more information on Corley, visit www.corleypro.com.

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Hartness Announces Half Marathon And 5K to Benefit A Child’s Haven

Race Held October 7, 2017 on Hartness Property

MAY 23, 2017 | GREENVILLE, SC – Hartness recently announced they will be hosting an inaugural cross- country style half marathon and 5k race on the Hartness Property located off Highway 14 in Greenville, SC on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The race will be held to benefit A Child’s Haven developmental center, an organization that provides care and education to children with developmental delays due to limited resources, abuse, or neglect. Registration is now open for individuals and teams interested in participating. Currently registration costs $65 for the Half Marathon and $25 for the 5K. To register visit hartnesshalf.com.

The race will be held on the grounds of the Hartness Property, where an iconic community is being built only 15 minutes from downtown Greenville. The race will be conducted on private roads, off-road pathways, and grass trails throughout the property. The level of difficulty will be appropriate for beginners and expert runners alike. The Hartness Half-Marathon & 5K is partnered with Set Up Events to make sure the racing experience is first-class. “The inaugural Half Marathon and 5K are emblematic of the community we are creating: full of life, excitement, and fun for all,” says Sean Hartness, “The event will be a way to introduce the Greenville area to our property and the spirit of our new neighborhood.”

The Hartness property is currently being developed to offer homes of all varieties and a village center within a traditional neighborhood development. The Hartness Half Marathon & 5K is an excellent opportunity for the Greenville public to experience the new community in person. For information visit hartnessliving.com.

ABOUT HARTNESS
Hartness, located in Greenville, SC, is a Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) designed with walkable blocks kept close to daily conveniences, public spaces and nature. Situated on 440 pristine acres, Hartness offers an array of thoughtfully crafted home types ranging from cottages to estate and manor homes.

For more information, visit www.hartnessliving.com

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Corley Plumbing Air Electric Hosts Upcoming Job Fair

Multiple Positions Available – Guaranteed Interviews

GREENVILLE, SC – May 8th, 2017 – On Tuesday May 16th from 4 -7 p.m. Corley Plumbing Air Electric will host a Job Fair for those interested in pursuing a career with the Upstate’s premier home services provider. The job fair will be held at their offices located at 8501 Pelham Road Greenville, South Carolina. Positions available include: HVAC Installer, HVAC Maintenance Technician, HVAC Service Technician, Plumber, Electrical Technician and Plumbing Apprentice. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register online at www.corleypro.com. A link can be found on the home page for more information.

Corley is looking for individuals that are not afraid of hard work and are dedicated to providing excellent service. Apart from the apprentice positions that are available, those applying should also have strong technical skills and most importantly, enjoy serving customers needs to the best of their ability. Everyone that attends the job fair will be guaranteed an interview. “This Job Fair will help those attending learn more about our company as well as the positions available. Our hope is to find hardworking and committed individuals to come and join the Corley team” said founder Chris Corley. By using a baseball theme during the fair, Corley is hoping to help potential new employees hit their career out of the park!

ABOUT CORLEY PLUMBING AIR ELECTRIC
Founded in 1986 by Chris Corley, this locally owned company specializes in the service and repair of plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling systems. Team members are committed to providing a consultative service experience that keeps the customer informed from the moment they make their first call for service. Corley is currently hiring technicians, who embody the company core values of character, unselfish, excellence, and engaged. Corley serves the Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, and Spartanburg areas.

For more information on Corley, visit www.corleypro.com.

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Corley Plumbing Air Electric Employee Sets Example

GREENVILLE, SC – May 3rd, 2017 – Laura Hill with Corley Plumbing Air Electric has been with the company for over 15 years and is an active participant in the United Way’s “Hands on Greenville Day”. As the company’s HOG Day Team Leader, Laura encourages her team of coworkers to come together and give back to the community she loves so much. Laura sets an incredible example for others through her volunteer work and her positive attitude at the office. Laura began her career as a Customer Service Representative in March 2000 and moved into finance in 2004. 

Corley team members are committed to providing extraordinary service however, Laura has found that they are in the people business as much as the plumbing, air and electric business. Laura details her passion for her job, volunteering and Greenville below.

What do you admire about the Corley company culture?
The culture here is amazing! It really starts from the top with Chris Corley. He is a good man, who cares about his employees and their families. He believes in doing the right thing no matter what. He teaches us to do and think the same way. We have a culture of creating “wow” moments. Originally, the thought behind this was to wow our customers in any way possible, from sending flowers, to helping carry groceries, to putting together a rocking chair. It has morphed into creating wow moments for employees too, like encouraging emails from coworkers to receiving a special treat on your birthday. I also admire how much Corley gives back to our community by being part of the Be a Book Bunny program, the HOG Day program, the Child Abuse Prevention Walk and so much more. Everyone at Corley belongs to the Greenville Community and we need to do our part to give back.

Tell me a little bit about why you love working at Corley?
I love working for Corley because of the values that they believe in and teach – like honesty, integrity, dedication and compassion. All Corley employees are hired based on our Core Values and I think that makes our environment different from other companies.

What is your involvement with HOG Day specifically?
Corley has been a HOG Day sponsor since 2009. I have been the team leader since then. Last year, I was asked to be a part of their Special Projects Committee for HOG Day. This is a diverse group of
individuals (from retirees to business and community leaders) who all are very passionate about HOG Day. Together, we discuss, plan and organize an amazing event that last year alone had 5,000 plus volunteers complete over 21,000 hours of service on a single morning, with an economic value of $489,299. HOG Day is truly an incredible event for Greenville and I am thrilled to be a part of it!

Laura is originally from Brookville, Ohio and moved to Greenville in 1999. She has received her Associate Degree in Accounting from Greenville Tech, a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Furman and is currently taking Masters of Accountancy classes at Clemson. Laura’s love affair with Greenville can be attributed to “the perfect weather and friendly people”.

ABOUT CORLEY PLUMBING AIR ELECTRIC
Founded in 1986 by Chris Corley, this locally owned company specializes in the service and repair of plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling systems. Team members are committed to providing a consultative service experience that keeps the customer informed from the moment they make their first call for service. Corley is currently hiring technicians, who embody the company core values of character, unselfish, excellence, and engaged. Corley serves the Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, and Spartanburg areas.

For more information on Corley, visit www.corleypro.com.

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SANDLAPPER Securities, LLC engaged by HC Government Realty Trust, Inc. for $30 million Capital Raise

Greenville, S.C. | April 27, 2017 – SANDLAPPER Securities, LLC has been engaged by HC Government Realty Trust, Inc. to raise up to $30 million for their public real estate investment trust (“REIT”). The REIT is focused on the acquisition and management of federally leased, built-to-suit and refit-to-suit, single tenant properties located in small to midsize markets nationwide. The offering is the first in a capital campaign that management estimates at $150 to $200 million over the next 3 to 5 years.

“We are excited to be part of the team raising capital for the HC Government Realty Trust,” states SANDLAPPER Securities Founder and CEO Trevor L. Gordon. “Real estate investments continue to be an integral driver of diversity and income for client in their portfolios, and we feel confident in the high credit worthiness of the tenant(s) in the underlying holdings. It doesn’t get any better than the full-faith and credit of the U.S. Government.” Gordon continues, “and given that this opportunity has been structured as a public REIT under Tier 2 of Regulation A, there is a greater opportunity for more investors to participate in this segment of the real estate investing market for as little as $1,500. This is considerably less than the limitations under which most private real estate offerings are brought to market today solely for high-net worth accredited investors. This opportunity is truly for all Americans.” The HC Government Realty Trust is managed by Holmwood Capital Advisors, LLC, a fully integrated real estate management and advisory company based in Sarasota, FL. “SANDLAPPER Securities was a logical choice to distribute and manage the securities compliance of our offering given their extensive experience raising capital for real estate-based offerings through the broker dealer community,” states Robert Kaplan, Jr., President and Co-Founder of HC Government Realty Trust and Vice President of its advisor Holmwood Capital Advisors. “SANDLAPPER and its principals have raised in excess of $584 million to acquire over $1.2 billion in assets over 89 offerings primarily in the real estate space. We felt they truly understand the market, the assets and customers suitable for these types of investments, and since our REIT complements the asset classes in which they are already working, we saw the chance to help them offer greater diversity and income streams to a broader cross section of investors by working
together.”

ABOUT SANDLAPPER SECURITIES, LLC
SANDLAPPER Securities, LLC (Member FINRA/SIPC), is an award winning independent securities brokerage firm with registered representatives located throughout the United States. SANDLAPPER principals and founders Trevor Gordon and Jack Bixler, along with their senior management team bring more than 100 years of financial service, advisory, and management experience to the organization. In 2013, the company was named the #1 small business in South Carolina by SC Biz News. In 2016, for the fourth year in a row, the company was named one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America and number one Financial Services Company based in South Carolina by Inc. magazine. For more information visit www.sandlappersecurities.com.

ABOUT HC GOVERNMENT REALTY TRUST, INC.
HC Government Realty Trust, Inc. was formed in 2016 with the purpose of acquiring and operating GSA properties, which are full-faith credit obligations of the U.S. Government. GSA-leased real estate asset classes typically possess a highly stable tenant base, long-term lease structures and low risk of tenant turnover. The Company’s initial portfolio consists of U.S. Government tenant agencies, including a number of the U.S. Government’s largest and most essential agencies, such as the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Social Security Administration and the Department of Transportation. For more information, please visit our corporate website at www.hcgovtrust.com.

ABOUT THIS PRESS RELEASE
This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company, including without limitation the common stock. Any such offer is made exclusively through the Company’s final offering circular dated November 7, 2016, as the same may be amended or supplemented (the “Final Offering Circular”). The Final Offering Circular is available at: https://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?action=getcompany&filenum=024- 10563&owner=include&count=40

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
We make statements in this press release that are considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), which are usually identified by the use of words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “projects,” “seeks,” “should,” “will,” and variations of such words or similar expressions. We intend for these forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are including this statement in this press release for purposes of complying with those safe harbor provisions. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views about our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects, which are based on the information currently available to us and on assumptions we have made. Although we believe that our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects as reflected in or suggested by those forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that the plans, intentions, expectations or strategies will be attained or achieved. Furthermore, actual results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements and will be affected by a variety of risks and factors that are beyond our control. For further discussion of the factors that could affect outcomes, please refer to the risk factors set forth in the “Risk Factors” section of the Final Offering Circular. We assume no obligation to update publicly any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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FAVOR Greenville receives Generous Gift from Shell Oil

GREENVILLE, SC | April 20, 2017- FAVOR Greenville is pleased to announce a generous donation from Shell Oil Company. This gift was made possible because of the relationship Stewart and Martha Spinks and The Spinx Co. have with Shell. Thanks to their generosity, FAVOR Greenville will be able to continue to provide the life-saving, transformational work that has impacted over 11,000 participants. “The Spinks family has been a cornerstone of the FAVOR program from the very beginning. Stewart and Martha have been unwavering in their support of individuals and families in need of support as they cope with addiction,” said Rich Jones, Executive Director of FAVOR. Stewart Spinks was employed by Shell after graduating from college. Shell then moved Stewart to Greenville where he later began The Spinx Co. Giving back to the Greenville community has always been a priority to Stewart Spinks and his family. “As a local company that was born and raised here, we feel it is important to support our community,” said Stewart Spinks, Chairman of The Spinx Co.

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Photo (left to right): Stewart Spinks, Chairman, The Spinx Company Inc.; Richard L. “Rich” Jones, Executive Director
FAVOR Greenville; Jacob Hubbard, Territory Manager, Motiva Enterprise LLC.

ABOUT FAVOR:
FAVOR (Faces and Voices of Recovery) Greenville provides an innovate response to the suffering caused by addiction for over 3,000 new individuals in the Upstate every year: Rebuilding Lives, Empowering youth, and Healing families.

ABOUT SPINX
Founded in 1972 in Greenville, SC, Spinx aims to always be the friendly company that makes people’s lives easier. Driven by a passion for fulfilling people’s everyday needs, Spinx provides quality fresh food and products in a clean, safe and convenient environment. As an employee owned company, Spinx always strives to operate in a respectful manner that balances profit, community involvement and environmental awareness, all while valuing on-the-go customers, partners, and team members. Spinx operates 81 convenience retail stores in South Carolina and is the largest privately held retailer headquartered in the state.

For more information visit, www.myspinx.com

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Hartness Plants Cherry Tree At Furman University to Commemorate Family Legacy

Tree Planting to Coincide with Earth Day, April 22

April 20th, 2017 | GREENVILLE, SC – Today, Hartness announced a commemorative tree planting for the Hartness family at Furman University. An ornamental cherry tree will be planted in the family’s honor right outside the Charles E. Daniel Chapel that houses the Hartness Organ, a gift given in2004 by the late Tom and Edna Hartness. The new Hartness community, itself a legacy of the family, sought to honor the family with a tree planting as it reflects and symbolizes the reverence the family has for the beauty of nature—richly evidenced in the nature preserve of the Hartness family property and the Hartness community. The tree planting coincides with Earth Day, April 22nd.
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“We felt it more than appropriate for the Hartness community to honor the Hartness family legacy at Furman University –a place that holds special significance to the family,” said David Pisano, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Hartness Real Estate. “The decision of an Earth Day tree planting intends to honorthe family’s dedication to nature preservation.”

ABOUT HARTNESS
Hartness, located in Greenville, SC, is a Traditional Neighborhood Development designed with walkable blocks kept close to daily conveniences, public spaces and nature. Situated on 400 pristine acres, Hartness offers an array of thoughtfully crafted home types ranging from cottages to estate and manor homes.

For more information, visit www.hartnessliving.com.

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Duke to establish corporate headquarters in downtown Greenville

Duke Food Productions, one of the top industrial food manufacturers of branded and private label brands, is returning to its founding roots by establishing its company headquarters in downtown Greenville.

The offices, which are currently under construction, will take up 12,000 square feet of space on the 3rd and 4th floors of the new Falls Park Place building at 600 S. Main Street. The company’s Research and Development managers will have a new state of the art test kitchen in the company’s headquarters, which is slated to open in January of 2017. Duke will share the building with Lululemon, Happy + Hale, Table 301 Restaurant Group’s latest concept Jianna, as well as six luxury apartments.

Fittingly, the new location is a stone’s throw away from the site where the company’s story began. In 1917, Eugenia Duke began selling her signature spread sandwiches up and down Main Street to local drug stores, textile mills and World War I soldiers stationed at Camp Sevier. Made with her family’s homemade mayonnaise recipe, the spreads were an instant hit, and in the spring of 1919, Eugenia Duke sold more than 10,000 sandwiches in one day. She eventually established a manufacturing factory at the site where the Wyche Pavilion stands today.

“The City of Greenville represents the beginning of our company’s rich history, one that includes an evolution from wholesale sandwich sales to the retail and manufacturing industries,” said Duke CEO Andrew Smart. “We are proud to soon be one of the few, if not the only, corporate headquarters in our field downtown, and look forward to continuing our company’s legacy in Greenville over the next 100 years.”

“We are thrilled to have Duke Food Productions as an anchor tenant at Falls Park Place,” said Hughes Investments, Inc. Vice President Ryan Peiffer. “They have deep roots in Greenville and Falls Park Place was the perfect location for their corporate headquarters to come home to. The Duke Company will be a tremendous asset to both the building and downtown Greenville.”

While Eugenia Duke sold her original mayonnaise recipe to C.F. Sauer in 1929, her sandwich business continued to flourish in Greenville, eventually being taken over by the Smart family in 1964. Today, the Duke brand includes Duke Sandwich Company, which offers two local retail sandwich locations, and Duke Food Productions, one of the top private label food manufacturers in the southeast.

“Eugenia Duke was a true pioneer,” said Smart. “To think that she established a business that continues to thrive today at a time when she didn’t even have the right to vote is mind boggling to me. It was important to us to return our company to its roots and honor Eugenia’s gift to this city.”

“The City of Greenville and Duke Food Productions have shared a long history together and we’re excited that what Ms. Eugenia Duke started 100 years ago will continue to flourish right here in our city,“ said Greenville Mayor Knox White. “This is also another example of Greenville’s ability to attract and support industries from a very diverse base.”

“While Duke Food’s roots run deep in the community, Greenville offers significant advantages for any corporate headquarters operation that needs access to world-class labor, unique community assets and unparalleled quality of life,” said J. Mark Farris, President/CEO Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC). “Having their new corporate headquarters in downtown validates a decades-long effort to make Greenville the best option for office projects in the Southeast.”

Duke Food Production’s existing 80,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Easley, South Carolina produces ready-to-eat dips, salads, spreads, salsas, and fresh and frozen bakery products for grocery chains and restaurants nationwide.

To keep up with the company’s explosive growth in the industry, Duke Food Productions is also announcing the acquisition of a new manufacturing plant in Bonham, Texas. Set to open in the second quarter of 2017, the company anticipates a $10 million capital investment and the addition of 200 new full-time jobs at the location over the next 5 years. The 110,000 square foot facility marks Duke’s first expansion outside of South Carolina. Located on 26 acres approximately 60 miles north of Dallas, the plant will manufacture many of the same ready-to-eat foods that Duke Food Productions has become known for, and allow for their transport west. The facility will also further position the company as an innovator in the field, by providing new and inventive premium deli products its partners and customers are seeking.

“It’s an honor to lead a company with such a rich and wonderful history,” said Smart. “This is an incredible time for the Duke brand, and we couldn’t be more excited about what the future holds.”

For more information, visit www.dukefp.com or www.dukesandwich.com.

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