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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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SANDLAPPER Securities, LLC Helps Raise More Than $45,000 in Latest Philanthropic Efforts

Greenville, S.C. | April 18, 2017 –Today, SANDLAPPER Securities, LLC (“SANDLAPPER”) announced helping raise over $33,000 for Center for Developmental Services (“CDS”) at the 2017 Cornhole Derby and $12,000 for T.E.A.R.S (True Evangelism Always Requires Sacrifice) during its annual conference.

The 2nd Annual Cornhole Derby to benefit the CCDS took place on Saturday, April 1 at the Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest. SANDLAPPER served as the presenting sponsor for the second year. CDS is the largest multi-disciplinary treatment facility in the Upstate for children with disabilities and developmental delays. In one location, children receive services in therapy, diagnosis, school placement, day care needs for the medically fragile, and a family support network. The partnership is comprised of Clarity; Family Connection of SC; the Preschool Special Education Program of Greenville County Schools; KidVentures of Thrive Upstate (formerly the Greenville County Disabilities and Special Needs Board); and four programs of the Greenville Health System: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Kidnetics, The Wonder Center, and Prosthetics and Orthotics. CDS and its partners serve over 6,000 children and their families each year on property donated by the First Presbyterian Church at 29 North Academy Street in Greenville.

“It is a true honor for SANDLAPPER to once again partner with the local community to benefit the compassionate work of CDS,” said Trevor Gordon, SANDLAPPER Founder and CEO, board member and past Board Chair of CDS. “Because of CDS, Upstate children with disabilities, along with their families, have the resources, attention and care to enable them to reach their full potential.”

In addition, during the 6th Annual SANDLAPPER Securities Sales Conference, SANDLAPPER raised $12,000 for T.E.A.R.S (True Evangelism Always Requires Sacrifice) to support children in the Dominican Republic. The T.E.A.R.S. mission is to plant and enable churches to achieve community, interdependency, intimacy and accountability by becoming gospel-centered, disciple-producing bodies that are proactive in their communities and autonomous in function. Our main focus must be building Christ-centered relationships, discipleship, evangelism, and training believers in the discovery and development of their gifts, talents and vision for the enhancement of their communities and the advancing of the Kingdom of God.

“It has become a great and lasting tradition at our national meeting to raise much needed capital for various organizations,” states Gordon. “We were excited to support T.E.A.R.S. and their efforts in the Dominican. Our fund raising is going directly to building a much-needed high school to benefit very at-risk children, and I am proud of our team and sponsors of the conference for their contribution to the cause. Since we began our ‘conference philanthropy’ six years ago, we have collectively raised around $50,000 for several worthy charitable organizations throughout the community.”

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.

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COAST Apparel Opens Concept Store on Main Street in Downtown Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville, SC – April 18, 2017 – Delta Apparel, Inc. (NYSE MKT: DLA) acquired COAST Apparel in August 2016 and is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated, new next-door neighbor. The new COAST “concept” store opened in mid-March at 324 South Main Street, right next to Delta Apparel’s corporate headquarters in downtown Greenville, and has all of the ingredients to be the new “must-shop” spot.

The new store offers a distinctive and captivating retail experience that reflects the COAST beach- classic style. The assortment includes COAST’s sought-after shorts, button-downs, performancewear, and a wide range of t-shirts and headwear. As a concept store, this COAST location expresses its relaxed and easy-going attitude by also featuring products from two of its sister brands under the Delta Apparel umbrella, Salt Life and Soffe. The new store will also showcase burgeoning COAST product extensions including leather goods, canvas beach bags, women’s
clothing and more.

The new concept store gives COAST its third retail location in South Carolina and provides the downtown market with a freshly curated mix of products that promises to surprise and delight both Greenville natives and those visiting the area for business or pleasure. Robert W. Humphreys, Delta Apparel’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented that “COAST has been a great addition to our portfolio of lifestyle brands and we continue to be excited about its geographic versatility and growth potential across regional markets. We look forward to adding more COAST retail doors to build consumer awareness of the brand.” COAST Apparel President Kerry McLeod further commented that “COAST is truly an expression of one’s personality through their clothing. As a ‘lifestyle brand’ it represents being able to go from the office to date night or from the beach to a ball game. It transcends generations and provides that casual coastal vibe that everyone can enjoy and appreciate. Opening a store in a dynamic place like downtown Greenville not only made business sense but it just felt right. We look forward to the continued success of the new store and being on Main Street in such a vibrant and growing city.”

About COAST Apparel
Founded in 2009, COAST Apparel offers a timeless collection of prep-inspired beach apparel, headwear and accessory items that pairs well with an easygoing attitude, confident demeanor and relaxed lifestyle. COAST’s line of premium casual apparel is grounded in the classics with trends woven into the line seasonally and is known for its superior quality, custom fit, maximum comfort, and distinctive detailing. COAST Apparel is available online at www.coastapparel.com and has an expanding presence in the “brick and mortar” retail space with locations in Greenville and Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. COAST products can also be found at select retailers nationwide.

About Delta Apparel, Inc
Delta Apparel, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, M.J. Soffe, LLC, Salt Life, LLC, and Art Gun, LLC, is an international design, marketing, manufacturing, and sourcing company that features a
diverse portfolio of lifestyle basic and branded activewear apparel, headwear and related accessories. The Company specializes in selling casual and athletic products across multiple distribution tiers, including specialty stores, boutiques, department stores, mid-tier and mass chains, and the US military. The Company’s products are made available direct-to-customer on its websites at www.soffe.com, www.saltlife.com, www.coastapparel.com and www.deltaapparel.com. The Company’s operations are located throughout the United States, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico, and it employs approximately 7,900 people worldwide. Additional information about the Company is available at www.deltaapparelinc.com.

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SANDLAPPER Securities, LLC Helps Raise More Than $45,000

Greenville, S.C. | April 18, 2017 –Today, SANDLAPPER Securities, LLC (“SANDLAPPER”) announced helping raise over $33,000 for Center for Developmental Services (“CDS”) at the 2017 Cornhole Derby and $12,000 for T.E.A.R.S (True Evangelism Always Requires Sacrifice) during its annual conference.

The 2nd Annual Cornhole Derby to benefit the CCDS took place on Saturday, April 1 at the Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest. SANDLAPPER served as the presenting sponsor for the second year.  CDS is the largest multi-disciplinary treatment facility in the Upstate for children with disabilities and developmental delays. In one location, children receive services in therapy, diagnosis, school placement, day care needs for the medically fragile, and a family support network. The partnership is comprised of Clarity; Family Connection of SC; the Preschool Special Education Program of Greenville County Schools; KidVentures of Thrive Upstate (formerly the Greenville County Disabilities and Special Needs Board); and four programs of the Greenville Health System: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Kidnetics, The Wonder Center, and Prosthetics and Orthotics. CDS and its partners serve over 6,000 children and their families each year on property donated by the First Presbyterian Church at 29 North Academy Street in Greenville.

“It is a true honor for SANDLAPPER to once again partner with the local community to benefit the compassionate work of CDS,” said Trevor Gordon, SANDLAPPER Founder and CEO, board member and past Board Chair of CDS. “Because of CDS, Upstate children with disabilities, along with their families, have the resources, attention and care to enable them to reach their full potential.”

In addition, during the 6th Annual SANDLAPPER Securities Sales Conference, SANDLAPPER raised $12,000 for T.E.A.R.S (True Evangelism Always Requires Sacrifice) to support children in the Dominican Republic. The T.E.A.R.S. mission is to plant and enable churches to achieve community, interdependency, intimacy and accountability by becoming gospel-centered, disciple-producing bodies that are proactive in their communities and autonomous in function. Our main focus must be building Christ-centered relationships, discipleship, evangelism, and training believers in the discovery and development of their gifts, talents and vision for the enhancement of their communities and the advancing of the Kingdom of God.

“It has become a great and lasting tradition at our national meeting to raise much needed capital for various organizations,” states Gordon. “We were excited to support T.E.A.R.S. and their efforts in the Dominican.  Our fund raising is going directly to building a much-needed high school to benefit very at-risk children, and I am proud of our team and sponsors of the conference for their contribution to the cause. Since we began our ‘conference philanthropy’ six years ago, we have collectively raised around $50,000 for several worthy charitable organizations throughout the community.”

 

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.

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CommunityWorks Opens 2017 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards Nominations

Awards Will Celebrate Local Microbusinesses in June, Microbusiness Month

Greenville, SC | April 11, 2017 – Today, CommunityWorks (CW) announced the opening of its nominations for the 2017 Excellence in Entrepreneurship awards. Awards will be presented at the annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards Reception on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017. With June serving as Microbusiness Month statewide, four of the 2017 award categories are related to microbusiness.

Winners will be announced in late April. The five awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Minority-Owned Microbusiness of the Year
  • Woman-Owned Microbusiness of the Year
  • Entrepreneurial Success Award
  • Microbusiness Champion of the Year

Microbusinesses, businesses with 5 or less employees, are often threatened by limited access to capital and disjointed business support systems. Seeking to better the situation, CW developed the Microbusiness Load Program to connect entrepreneurs with business coaching and capital to start or expand business in South Carolina. “Microbusinesses are critical to fostering a vibrant economy in our community,” said Deborah McKetty, president and CEO of CommunityWorks. “Since 2012, we have provided local entrepreneurs with loans totaling over 2.2 million. Our microbusinesses have provided over 139 jobs and participated in over 3,750 hours of business training to grow their skills and businesses. We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our microbusinesses on June 6th.”

To review the nomination guidelines visit https://goo.gl/NcMJ80
To submit a nomination visit https://goo.gl/forms/3E5pab9eBemYr1w33
To learn more about CommunityWorks, visit their website http://communityworkscarolina.org/.

ABOUT COMMUNITYWORKS
CommunityWorks was established in 2008 as a partnership between the City of Greenville, the United Way of Greenville County and Greenville County Redevelopment Authority. This group worked together to support affordable housing and community development as a critical vehicle for fostering stable families and healthy communities. Since that time, CommunityWorks has transformed into a non-profit financial organization and certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that is committed to empowering people to become financially stable through financial education, lending and investing.

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Tucanos Brazilian Restaurant Announces One Year Celebration

Tucanos invites guests to experience Brazil with special promotions and live entertainment

GREENVILLE, SC – (April 10, 2017) – Tucanos Brazilian Grill in Magnolia Park will be celebrating its 1 year anniversary on Monday, May 1, 2017. The Brazilian churrascaria first opened its doors on April, 28, 2016. Since then, Tucanos has become a staple in the Greenville community. In celebration of their first anniversary, Tucanos is offering their signature Brazilian Lemonade for only $1. They will also be hosting live entertainment from 5:00 to 7:00 for guests to enjoy while they experience the rich, authentic flavor of Tucanos Brazilian Grill. “We are incredibly grateful to the Greenville community for their support. This past year has been truly incredible,” says General Manager John Ramm, “We take great pride in providing our customers with the authentic Brazilian experience in their dining experience.” In recognition of the endless support that Tucanos has received from the Greenville community over the past year, Tucanos will be partnering with Loaves & Fishes, a local nonprofit dedicated to ending food insecurity in Greenville. Customers are invited to bring non-perishable food items or ‘two-cans’ to play on the Tucanos logo for donation when they come to celebrate the store’s anniversary. By doing so, guests will receive a free special dessert and a free non- alcoholic beverage. Tucanos will be donating a portion of the sales from the evening back to Loaves & Fishes.

“Although Tucano’s has only been a part of the Greenville community for a year, they are making an impact on food insecurity through their support of Loaves & Fishes. They have hosted fundraisers on our behalf and have participated in our Taste of the Upstate fundraising competition. We are excited to partner with an organization that is so committed to making helping those who are hungry in our community.,” Paulette Dunn, Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes.

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ABOUT TUCANOS
The award-winning Tucanos Brazilian Grill is a community oriented, experiential dining destination that combines the traditional Brazilian grilling experience with the fun and flair of the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Founder Steve Oldham and co-founder Joe Heeb opened the first Tucanos in 2000 in Provo, Utah, and have since opened nine more locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Salt Lake City, Utah, Boise, Idaho, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Newport News, Virginia, St. Charles, Missouri, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Noblesville, Indiana, and Greenville, South Carolina.

ABOUT LOAVES & FISHES
Loaves & Fishes is a non-denominational, 501(c) 3 non-profit bringing fresh food to the hungry daily. Loaves & Fishes, with the assistance of over 150 volunteers, rescues perishable food from local restaurants, caterers, churches, grocery stores, wholesalers and distributors. Donated food is delivered the same day to more than 98 agencies that use that food to feed the hungry. Agencies served by Loaves & Fishes include emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, group homes, community centers, senior programs, afterschool and summer programs for at risk kids in addition to low income housing for the elderly and disabled. Loaves and Fishes’ services are free of charge to the agencies we serve.

For more information visit, www.tucanos.com

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SPINX Stores Raises over $160,000.00 for March of Dimes

Greenville, S.C. – Apr. 6th, 2017– Spinx stores collectively raised $164,448 for March of Dimes during
the month of March. The money raised helps area moms have healthier pregnancies, assist families with
newborns in the Intensive Care Units, as well as help fund research to fight birth defects and premature
birth. This year’s donations also showed over a 6.5% increase in overall customer participation.
Each of the 82 Spinx convenience stores contributed to the total donation amount by encouraging
customers to donate to March of Dimes while making their purchases at the counter. The 1st place store
located on Marue Drive in Greenville raised $11,000 with over 27% of their customers donating to the
cause. This store not only contributed the largest dollar amount, but they also raised the most money
company wide. As an internal ‘thank you’, Stan Storti, Spinx President and Steve Spinks, Spinx CEO
will work for a day at the Greenville store.

“I am absolutely thrilled with the hard work that our entire Spinx team put toward raising over $160,000
this year for March of Dimes through this campaign.” said Stan Storti. “We look forward to continuing
to support this effort and I am excited to work on the front line at our highest donating store.”
The 2ndlargest donation came from the Fairview Rd. store in Simpsonville raising over $6,000 and
14.48% of their customers participating.

“As a local company that was born and raised here in Greenville, we feel it is very important to support
our community. By donating to the March of Dimes we hope that our contribution will help those that
need it the most.” said Steve Spinks.

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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 82 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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