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Magnolia Park Hosts First Annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Event

GREENVILLE, SC – Magnolia Park shopping center hosted its first annual Tree Lighting Celebration on Sunday, November 20th. The event featured a toy drive benefitting Marine Toys for Tots of Greenville as well as free pictures with Santa, activities and food samples from various businesses as well as local entertainment.

Santa was paraded in with Santa’s helpers by the Greenville High School Drumline and the competition team from Roller Time Academy. With Santa seated under a festive holiday tree for pictures, guests were welcomed to activities provided by several Magnolia Park businesses while performances by local talent groups put everyone in the holiday spirit.

Guests were encouraged to visit a minimum of 12 retailers and restaurants opened on Sunday to be entered into the drawing to win $100 gift card to Cabela’s, $100 gift card to Grimaldi’s or the $1,000 shopping spree to Magnolia Park.


Magnolia Park is the ultimate destination for shopping, dining and entertainment located off of Woodruff Rd. of Greenville, South Carolina. A M&J Wilkow property, Magnolia Park is anchored by Costco, Cabela’s, Nordstrom Rack, Toys ‘R’ Us, Dave & Buster’s and Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20.

For more information on Magnolia Park, visit www.magnoliapark.com.

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Hartness Family Hosts Groundbreaking for New Community

The Hartness family hosted the groundbreaking for the new Hartness Community situated in Greenville’s eastside. The new walkable village encompasses 400 pristine acres, 180 of which will be permanently preserved green space, including 15 miles of trails connecting neighbors to woodlands, lakes, streams, wildlife and shared recreational areas. Also included will be a state of the art clubhouse and wellness center, resort styled swimming pool and a sports garden

Homes will be situated within a short walk of restaurants, coffee shops, specialized retail and small businesses. Residents will benefit not only from an easy five mile drive to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, but also from the shopping and dining attractions on Main Street in Greenville’s award-winning downtown, accessible in a 15 minute drive. Lew Oliver, world renowned planner and designer, created the Hartness Community plan.

“We are excited to be unveiling Hartness to the Upstate,” said Sean Hartness, CEO of Hartness Real Estate. “From the vast recreational opportunities Hartness affords, the beautifully crafted variety of homes, to its intentional design that encourages chance social interaction, we believe that the Hartness community provides a unique residential experience to the Upstate.”


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 hartnessliving.com

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Sandlapper Capital Investments, LLC Recognized for Major Growth

Sandlapper Capital Investments, LLC was recently honored with several awards and has topped several lists as a  rapidly growing and expanding company in South Carolina and nationwide.

SC Biz News recently named Sandlapper Capital as the number one large business on their list of Fastest Growing Companies in South Carolina.  Each year, SC Biz News recognizes the 20 largest and 20 smallest companies in the state at their Roaring 20s awards.

Sandlapper Capital Investments was also named the number one Fastest Growing Company in South Carolina by Integrated Media, the publisher of Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Magazine and the Greater Pee Dee Business Journal.  This is the third time the company has placed in the top 5 on the list of fastest growing companies in the state.

Also this year, Sandlapper Capital Investments was named the Fastest Growing Small Firm nationally as ranked Real Estate Forum Magazine in addition to making its debut on the Inc. 500 list, coming in at number 62 nationally.  With 4,229% growth over the preceding three year reporting period, Sandlapper Capital Investments ranked seventh in the financial services category, and first for companies based in South Carolina on the Inc. 500 list.

“Sandlapper Capital Investments continues its great trajectory by staying focused on listening to our core customers and spending our time only seeking those acquisition and investment opportunities they are looking for,” said Trevor Gordon, Founder and CEO of Sandlapper Capital Investments.  “Our growth over the past few years has been dynamic and we look forward to continuing the growth in 2016 and beyond. We are honored to receive these awards and accolades.”

About Sandlapper Capital Investments, LLC

Sandlapper Capital Investments, LLC (Sandlapper) is an award winning investment firm created to take advantage of opportunities brought about through the dynamic and ever-changing economic landscape, and one of the diverse divisions of the SANDLAPPER family of investment companies. Our experienced team has the skills, tools and resources necessary to identify, analyze and act upon timely opportunities across a vast universe of industries as an investor, manager or investment program sponsor.

Sandlapper principals collectively have decades of experience across a broad range of industries and investment vehicles covering both the public and private markets including packaged product analysis, commercial real estate equity and debt, tax credits and shelter programs, oil and gas and related industries, equipment leasing, corporate and municipal debt as well as other debt obligations and portfolio management.

For more information on the Sandlapper Companies please visit www.GoSandlapper.com.