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FUEL promotes Catherine Crandall to Senior Art Director

Greenville, SC (August 27, 2018) – FUEL, a marketing agency headquartered in downtown Greenville, SC and specializing in both digital and traditional services, has promoted Catherine Crandall to Senior Art Director. Catherine plays a key role with many of our clients, helping spearhead the graphic design that is critical to their brand positioning. “Catherine is a creative force, as well as a workhorse,” says FUEL Creative Director Joe Gilman. “She has great instincts when it comes to uncovering the essence of a brand and helping communicate that visually with key audiences. She also has incredible chops designing for digital and interactive experiences.”

Catherine has always been a valuable team player and collaborator, helping to drive and inspire the creative process. She is a highly gifted designer, with proven experience in traditional and digital advertising, production, and publication.

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 About FUEL

Located in Greenville, South Carolina’s historic downtown district, FUEL is a dynamic group of industry-leading experts in branding, sales strategy, lead generation, web development, Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), content marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, and more—all under one roof. They have extensive B2B and B2C experience that spans a wide cross-section of industries, including: advanced manufacturing, real estate, technology, healthcare, retail, franchises, and more.

FUEL Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/fuelingbrands/

For more information, please contact:

Warren Griffith / President

864-627-1676

warren@fuelingbrands.com

 

 

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United Ministries Announces New Executive Board Members

Greenville, S.C. | August 21, 2018 — United Ministries is pleased to announce that their Board of Directors has recently elected Katherine Davis as Board Chair. Katherine previously served as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. She has volunteered and committed her time to the Greenville community for over 25 years. Katherine is the Principal of Smoak Public Relations, which is currently celebrating its 25th year in business.

“We could not be more thrilled to have Katherine as the Chair of our Board of Directors. Her enthusiasm, experience and commitment to the community will prove to be a great asset for United Ministries, and we look forward to providing for our community with her at the helm,” stated United Ministries Executive Director, Tony McDade.

The Board of Directors supports United Ministries mission of serving and empowering those on the transformative journey to self-sufficiency.

Frances Poe, Director of Asset Management with Hughes Commercial Properties, will serve as Board Vice Chair, Debbie Cooper, Director of Donor Services with Community Foundation of Greenville, will serve as Treasurer and Betsy Boaze, Assistant Director of Spartanburg Mental Health, will serve as Secretary. A full list of board members can be found by visiting www.united-ministries.org.

 ABOUT UNITED MINISTRIES

Located in downtown Greenville’s West End, United Ministries has been working for 48 years to give everyone the opportunity to participate in the prosperity of our community.  Originally established by local congregations to meet the crisis needs of people living in poverty, the agency has evolved to focus on developing the potential each family possesses to become self-sufficient – and even to thrive.  The agency’s integrated service model discourages dependency on charity and promotes the dignity of work.

For more information on United Ministries, visit www.united-ministries.org or contact Jade Fountain, Director of Mission Development, at jfountain@united-ministries.org or (864) 335-2615.

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SPINX ANNOUNCES NEW STORE LOCATION IN GREENVILLE

Greenville, S.C. – August 20th, 2018 — SPINX, the Greenville, S.C.-based fuel and convenience store company, announced this week plans to build a new store on the corner of Rutherford Rd. and Shaw St. in Greenville, which is slated to open by the end of 2018. The new store will serve as a marquee entry point of the “Poinsett District,” a corridor along Poinsett Highway that the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority is focused on revitalizing.

“The location of this store has a very special place in my heart,” stated Stewart Spinks, founder and chairman of The SPINX Company. “This corner was the site of my first station years ago, where my mom and I actually worked together here. I look forward to providing for the community in the same spot as we did many years ago with one of our biggest stores yet.”

At more than 6,600 sq. ft., this will be SPINX’s largest store to date and will feature a full-service kitchen, eight multi-product fuel dispenser pumps, and a 72 ft. tunnel car wash with free vacuums as part of its statewide car wash club. In business for 45 years, SPINX operates 80 stores throughout South Carolina and is the largest privately-held retailer headquartered in S.C., employing nearly 1,400 associates.

About The SPINX Company:

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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FUEL grows team with the addition of new Account Director

Greenville, SC (August 20, 2018) – FUEL, a marketing agency headquartered in downtown Greenville, SC and specializing in both digital and traditional services, has added Nora Carson as Account Director. Nora brings a wealth of hands-on experience, as well as a passion for building long-term relationships with clients. She comes to FUEL from EP+Co, where she worked with national and regional accounts in a number of industries.

“We are glad to have Nora join the FUEL team,” says Warren Griffith, FUEL President & CEO. “We have been in growth mode for the past year and it’s imperative to bring in bright, strategic people who fit in well with our collaborative culture. Nora has just that and will hit the ground running, working on several of our key accounts.”

With a background in design, Nora is a right brain/left brain thinker who mixes well with creative teams to help contribute new and innovative ideas. A planner to her core, she collaborates well with teams to develop strategies, plans, and timelines designed to build awareness, solve problems, and get results. “I couldn’t be more excited to join the FUEL team,” says Nora. “I love the work they do and the talent they have is top notch. I am eager to begin working with such a fun, motivated group of people.”

Nora has a proven record of success with companies like Chick-fil-A, Strayer University, and CIT Bank. At FUEL, she joins a team that has a stellar reputation for helping clients in a variety of industries and verticals get results and attain sustainable growth year over year.

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 About FUEL Integrated Marketing

Located in Greenville, South Carolina’s historic downtown district, FUEL is a dynamic group of industry-leading experts in branding, sales strategy, lead generation, web development, Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), content marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, and more—all under one roof. They have extensive B2B and B2C experience that spans a wide cross-section of industries, including: advanced manufacturing, real estate, technology, healthcare, retail, franchises, and more.

FUEL Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/fuelingbrands/

For more information, please contact:

Warren Griffith / President

864-627-1676

warren@fuelingbrands.com

 

 

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United Ministries Hosts 29th Annual Transformation Walk and 5K Run

Greenville, S.C. | August 15, 2018 — United Ministries will host their 29th annual Transformation Walk and 5K Run, presented by Bon Secours, on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 9:00 AM, with registration beginning at 8:00 AM. The race will begin and end at First Baptist Church, Greenville and travel through portions of the Swamp Rabbit Trail and Cleveland Park.

Registration is open to individuals and teams interested in participating. The walk is free to participate, and walkers are encouraged raise money for the cause. This is the first year United Ministries will incorporate a timed, certified 5k race. The run costs $30, and each runner will receive a race t-shirt along with a bib. Event festivities, family friendly activities and an awards ceremony will take place following the race.

Proceeds from the walk benefit all of United Ministries’ life changing programs that equip vulnerable individuals to become independent and productive members of our community. The event provides funds for services like free GED preparation, crisis assistance, interim housing for homeless families, job training, and the Place of Hope day shelter for community members experiencing homelessness. We are asking the Upstate community to register, start a fundraising page, organize a team, and help us spread the word! For more information visit: https://united-ministries.org/transformation-walk/

“We look forward to hosting this event every year! The Transformation Walk and Run is a great opportunity for our community to come together and help those in need in Greenville,” said United Ministries Executive Director, Tony McDade. “Without the involvement of our staff, supporting organizations and our community, we would not be able to continue our programs here at United Ministries. Make sure to come out on Saturday, September 22nd to help us make this the biggest and best race yet.”

ABOUT UNITED MINISTRIES

Located in downtown Greenville’s West End, United Ministries has been working for 48 years to give everyone the opportunity to participate in the prosperity of our community.  Originally established by local congregations to meet the crisis needs of people living in poverty, the agency has evolved to focus on developing the potential each family possesses to become self-sufficient – and even to thrive.  The agency’s integrated service model discourages dependency on charity and promotes the dignity of work.

For more information on United Ministries, visit www.united-ministries.org or contact Jade Fountain, Director of Mission Development, at jfountain@united-ministries.org or (864) 335-2615.