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Favor Greenville Receives Generous Gift from Motiva/Shell Oil

Spinx and Shell Oil Continue to Give Back to the Greenville Community

GREENVILLE, SC | Dec. 10, 2019- FAVOR Greenville is pleased to announce a generous donation from Motiva/Shell Oil Company. This gift was made possible because of the relationship Stewart and Martha Spinks and The Spinx Company have with Motiva/Shell. Thanks to their generosity, FAVOR Greenville will be able to continue to provide the lifesaving, transformational work that has impacted over 30,000 participants and their families.

“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, CEO of FAVOR Greenville.

Stewart Spinks was employed by Shell after graduating from college. Shell then moved Spinks to Greenville where he later began The Spinx Company. Giving back to the Greenville community has always been a priority to Spinks and his family.

“As a local company that was born and raised here, we feel it is not only important, but vital to support our community,” said Stewart Spinks, Chairman of The Spinx Company.

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

ABOUT FAVOR

FAVOR (Faces and Voices of Recovery) Greenville provides an innovate response to the suffering caused by Substance Use Disorders for over 5,000 new individuals in the Upstate every year: Rebuilding Lives, Empowering Families, and Changing the World. www.favorgreenville.org

ABOUT SPINX

Founded in 1972 in Greenville, S.C., The Spinx Company operates 82 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.spinx.com.

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‘Tis the Season for Building and Maintaining Relationships with Local Media

As PR professionals, it is imperative that we consistently focus on building and maintaining relationships with the local media. This time of year provides great opportunities to do just that! Below are just a few tips that will prove to be helpful as we look towards 2020.

Holiday cards – Dropping a handwritten holiday card into the mail to simply say hello is a great way to stay top of mind. Everyone enjoys receiving a holiday card this time of year, and the media is no exception! This is an easy way to stay in touch during this busy time of year.

Holiday treats – Delivering festive pastries to the local station newsroom or community newspaper is a great way to spread holiday cheer. This also provides an opportunity for valuable face to face time with those who you hope will cover your stories in the future. Including a few business cards with your treat is always a good idea!

Festive coffee or lunch meeting – People tend to enjoy getting out of the office and heading to the local coffee shop or lunch café to take advantage of the holiday atmosphere.  What better time to invite local media you have a relationship with as a way to thank them for a great 2019. It can also serve as an opportunity to reconnect regarding how you might support their work in the new year. This can be a great time to talk business, but also enjoy the company of a valuable media contact during this festive time of year! Lunches or coffee dates also provide a great opportunity for follow up after the holiday glow has faded.

Building relationships with the media is important to continue year-round however, the holiday season tends to make doing this a bit easier.

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Spinx Donates $225,000 to the American Cancer Society

Greenville, S.C. – Dec. 3, 2019 – The Spinx Company founder, Stewart Spinks, recently presented a check for $225,000 to Kelly Jamerson, corporate relations manager for the American Cancer Society. For 11 years now, Spinx has held an annual store campaign collecting donations from communities all over South Carolina, in support of The American Cancer Society.

“The American Cancer Society is a cause that hits close to home, as I am a cancer survivor myself,” Stewart Spinks said. “I am so proud of both our Spinx team, and our selfless customers for their generosity and dedication to the American Cancer Society for the 11th year in a row. The Spinx Company is honored to support their mission and its efforts in education, treatment, and research to discover more successful treatments, and ultimately a cure for cancer.”

All 82 Spinx stores in South Carolina participated in the campaign.

ABOUT SPINX – Founded in 1972 in Greenville, S.C., The Spinx Company operates 82 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.spinx.com.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY – The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 25 percent decline in the cancer death rate in the U.S. since 1991, driven by less smoking, better treatments, and earlier detection. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.