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SPINX HOSTS LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY JOB FAIR

Greenville, S.C.July 18, 2018 – The SPINX Company, a Greenville, S.C.-based operator of more than 80 convenience stores throughout S.C., is hosting a leadership career event from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25th at SC Works, located at 225 S Pleasantburg Dr, E-1 Greenville, SC 29607. The company is searching for new, qualified talent in the Upstate to join its team of nearly 1,400 associates and is offering substantial growth and advancement opportunities. All attendees will be guaranteed interviews.

Members of the SPINX human resources department will be interviewing for various leadership positions, including General Managers, Assistant Store Managers, Food & Beverage Managers, Car Wash Managers and other positions. SPINX offers competitive wages, incentives and benefits with entry-level store leadership positions with salaries of up to $60,000.

“We’re focusing on investing in people now more than ever because it’s our friendly, dedicated associates that set us apart,” states Stewart Spinks, founder and chairman of SPINX. “Being part of the SPINX team makes you a part of something special and something local, and we’re looking for leaders that want to join a great team and build upon the success of this locally-grown company.”

The company is guided by its core values, which include being community centric, passionate, customer focused, committed to quality, accountable and team oriented. Careers at SPINX are fast-paced and offer exciting challenges and opportunities. Resumes are not required at the event but recommended.

For more information on leadership opportunities and current job positions available, visit www.myspinx.com/careers.

ABOUT SPINX

Founded in 1972 in Greenville, S.C., The SPINX Company operates nearly 80 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, and with approximately 1,400 employees, it is the largest privately-held retailer headquartered in the state. SPINX is committed to making life easier by fulfilling people’s everyday needs with fresh, on-the-go food, beverages and other convenience products delivered in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Through the SPINX Xtras Loyalty program and the SPINX mobile app, the company offers its loyal customers savings on fuel and special promotions. For more information about SPINX or the SPINX Xtras program, visit the company’s website at www.myspinx.com.

 

 

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Tips for creating a successful team building activity, luxury retreat or corporate event?

In today’s competitive business landscape, it is important to take advantage of opportunities that will further your brand, increase awareness and position your company in a positive light. There are countless creative techniques to accomplish these objectives, however, unique team building activities, luxury retreats and off-campus events are a few examples that can achieve success. Here are four techniques that can help your company excel with creative corporate hospitality.

 

  1. Go where your target audience goes. By understanding your target market, you can identify which corporate events are a fit for your consumer or client base. Do most of your sales meetings happen out on the golf course? Do your clients enjoy the game? If the answer is yes, why not think about sponsoring a skybox at the next PGA tour event or even host a team building activity at your local driving range with a food truck and live entertainment. Tapping into your audience’s interests always yields positive results.

 

  1. Tailor your experience. By understanding what your client enjoys, you make their experience at a corporate event, luxury retreat or team building activity, a memorable occasion. You can then provide a customized theme with unique offerings, such as decoration, food, entertainment and more. By delivering thoughtful experiences, you create lasting relationships.

 

  1. Don’t overlook the details. Oftentimes, the largest events hinge on the smallest details. It is typically the small things like creative giveaways, customized options, and exclusive opportunities that can elevate your luxury retreat, business function or corporate event to the next level.

 

  1. Expect the unexpected. No matter how well-planned a corporate event or team-building exercise is, it is still important to account for unpredictable elements. When you create secondary plans for every factor, from weather to vendor cancellations, you ensure that your clients still have the best experience possible.

 

 

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Why is corporate hospitality important?

The primary purpose for encouraging corporate hospitality for clients and business partners alike is to increase engagement and build relationships. By increasing face-to-face interaction at company outings, client events and team building exercises you can ultimately cultivate long-term success.  Here are a few reasons why investing in corporate hospitality can be beneficial.

 

  1. Strengthen customer relations. Formulating relationships with your clients gives you the opportunity to earn their trust and increase the likeliness of them choosing your business again. The connections made through corporate events and team building activities will prove invaluable to the success of your organization.

 

  1. Increase visibility. Increasing your brand’s exposure will ultimately provide more business opportunities and lead to a larger client base. Whether it is networking at a corporate event or a luxurious retreat, finding new ways to expose your business can build brand awareness and credibility.

 

  1. Set yourself apart. As the business market grows more and more competitive, it is crucial to go the extra mile. By hosting corporate events, you create a memorable experience that will differentiate your business from any competitors.

 

  1. Return on investment. While hosting a corporate event or luxury retreat requires time and money, businesses can yield positive dividends following the event, if executed well. By creating a top-of-the-line experience for clients, you will gain business that will create long-term financial benefit.

 

 

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FOXFIRE HIRES NEW LEADER MEAGHAN CARRIGAN TO LEAD THEIR VALUE-ADDED RESELLER CHANNEL

JULY 9, 2018 | GREENVILLE, SC – Foxfire, a provider of supply chain software specializing in Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), welcomes Meaghan Carrigan as the newest addition to lead Foxfire’s Value-Added Reseller (VAR) Channel. In this position, Carrigan will serve as the Director of the VAR Channel where she will manage and oversee its marketing and sales efforts.

Carrigan, a Greenville native, attended the University of Richmond where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Finance and Marketing. In 2017, she continued her studies at the University of South Carolina where she earned a Master of International Business. Throughout her collegiate career, Carrigan also served as a full-time student-athlete for both University soccer teams, where her strong leadership skills proved invaluable as she led both teams to success.

“Meaghan has an extraordinary background. She comes from the #1 international business program in the US and in addition to being a student athlete, she was the captain of both teams during her studies at the University of Richmond and the University of South Carolina” stated John Sterling, CEO of Foxfire. “Her work ethic and people skills have already translated in such a positive way at Foxfire. We are excited to see how she grows our national VAR channel.”

Carrigan served as the Athletic Public Relations Student Assistant where she managed social media sites during athletic competitions, categorized game clippings and photos and assisted Sports Information Directors to ensure smooth game day operations. In addition, Carrigan interned at Foxfire during graduate school.

 

About Foxfire

Since 1987, Foxfire specializes in Warehouse Management Software (WMS) serving distribution facilities worldwide. The WMS software is ideal for those wanting to optimize inventory levels, increase warehouse labor productivity, improve customer satisfaction, and reduce cycle times. The Foxfire reseller network is sold exclusively through Scan Source. For more information email, info@foxfire.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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SPINX CHARITY CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES MORE THAN $100,000 FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

Greenville, S.C.July 9, 2018 – SPINX hosted its 18th annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament on May 8th where more than 300 golfers gathered on three Upstate courses to participate in this major fundraising event, which raised just over $100,000. The five beneficiaries of this year’s tournament include the American Red Cross, the Children’s Museum of the Upstate, Loaves & Fishes, Pendleton Place and Safe Harbor.

Pictured above left to right: Jami Emory, Lynn Pilgrim, Leslie Kimmelman, Nancy Halverson, Jed Dews, Katie Plowman, Donna McAbee, Jessica Bilcliff, Amanda Manly, Stewart Spinx, Paulette Dunn, Lisa Colby.

“This fundraiser is important to everyone at SPINX, and I want to personally thank all of our business partners who supported this year’s tournament plus the staff and volunteers that worked behind the scenes to make this another successful event,” said Stewart Spinks, founder and chairman of The SPINX Company and the Spinks Family Foundation. “Our tournament is not only a great day of golfing in beautiful Upstate South Carolina, but it’s an opportunity to give back to the communities by supporting organizations that align with our mission to grow healthy children where we live, work and play.”

 

This year’s tournament was held at Greenville Country Club – Chanticleer, Cliffs Keowee and Cliffs Valley courses. Proceeds from the tournament will be presented to the beneficiaries to enable them to meet the needs of many families and children through the valuable services they provide throughout our communities. To date, the SPINX golf tournament has raised a total of $1.3 million to help fund 25 charitable organizations.

 

ABOUT SPINX

Founded in 1972 in Greenville, S.C., The SPINX Company operates nearly 80 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, and with approximately 1,400 employees, it is the largest privately-held retailer headquartered in the state. SPINX is committed to making life easier by fulfilling people’s everyday needs with fresh, on-the-go food, beverages and other convenience products delivered in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Through the SPINX Xtras Loyalty program and the SPINX mobile app, the company offers its loyal customers savings on fuel and special promotions. For more information about SPINX or the SPINX Xtras program, visit the company’s website at www.myspinx.com.