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Spinx To Host 20th Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament

Spinx hosts annual golf tournament benefitting local charities

Greenville, S.C.Feb. 11th, 2020 – The Spinx Company, the Greenville-based fuel and convenience retail company with more than 80 locations and 50 car washes statewide will host its annual Charity Golf Classic Tournament on Tuesday, May 12th. Spinx has selected five charities that will benefit from the tournament this year including: the American Red Cross, Safe Harbor, Loaves and Fishes, Pendleton Place and the Children’s Museum of the Upstate.

The tournament will be held at both Greenville Country Club courses, as well as the Furman University Golf Club. To date, the Spinx golf tournament has raised over $1.3 million to help fund 25 charitable organizations.

“It is quite an accomplishment to have sustained such a successful charity golf tournament for all of these years,” stated Stewart Spinks. “I am absolutely thrilled at the amount of money we have raised for all of those in need within our communities, and I look forward to another successful event in May.”

Spinx chose beneficiaries that are aligned with its corporate charitable mission, “Spinx & Kids: Mind, Body, Spirit. Growing healthy kids where we live, work and play.” For more information on this year’s event please visit https://myspinx.golfreg.com/.

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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Upstate Forever to Host 2020 ForeverGreen Luncheon

This Year’s Event to Honor Founder Brad Wyche and Conservation Advocates in the Upstate

GREENVILLE, SCJanuary 21, 2020 Upstate Forever is excited to host the annual ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon on Monday, February 24th, 2020 at the Embassy Suites on Verdae Boulevard. The luncheon celebrates individuals for significant contributions in fields related to conservation and sustainable growth. In addition to the awards program, this year’s ForeverGreen Luncheon will feature a celebration to honor Upstate Forever’s founder and conservation hero, Brad Wyche.

Upstate Forever’s Executive Director, Andrea Cooper, is thrilled to celebrate individuals throughout the Upstate, who are actively working to better the environment as a whole. “This year will be very special as we celebrate our fearless founder, Brad Wyche. Without his humble leadership and dedication to finding common ground, Upstate Forever would not be where it is today,” Cooper said.

In 1998, Brad Wyche left a successful law practice and founded Upstate Forever to protect special places and promote responsible growth in our region. During the first year, he worked alone in his home with no funds and no staff. Today, Upstate Forever has 21 staff members and has protected more than 23,000 acres across the Upstate. The positive impact Brad has made on the Upstate — and South Carolina as a whole — is tremendous.

This year’s award recipients are:

  • The Marjorie E. Schmidt Stewardship Award: Tom Kester, for his faithful ongoing support of Upstate Forever and other local conservation efforts
  • The Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion: Norman Pulliam, for his visionary leadership as SC Department of Natural Resources board chair
  • Public Servant of the Year: Rep. Bill Sandifer, for his game-changing role in passing the Energy Freedom Act

Upstate Forever’s 2020 ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon

Monday, February 24th at 11:00 am

Embassy Suites, 670 Verdae Boulevard, Greenville

Individual tickets to the ForeverGreen Luncheon are for sale at our Eventbrite page (forevergreen2020.eventbrite.com).

Discounted early bird tickets are available for $35 each until 5 pm on 1/31/20. After that, tickets are $50

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CommunityWorks Welcomes New President & CEO

Greenville, SC | Monday, January 13, 2020 – CommunityWorks, a Greenville based non-profit organization, is excited to welcome Tammie Hoy-Hawkins as the new President & CEO, effective immediately. Hoy-Hawkins has been finalizing her work on the City of Spartanburg’s Northside Initiative since the announcement regarding her new role was made in April of 2019. During that time the Northside Development Group underwent a CEO search for her replacement and has announced Michael Williamson as the new CEO.

With a long history of successful non-profit leadership as President of Together Consulting, Hoy-Hawkins has worked on a variety of projects throughout the Upstate community. She recently served as Project Manager for the Northside Development Group’s Northside Initiative and also as Project Coordinator for the Greenville Housing Fund.

“We have been looking forward to welcoming Tammie to CommunityWorks since the announcement in April,” says Billy McGee, Board Chair of CommunityWorks. “With her proven experience and leadership, we are confident in her ability to maximize the impact that CommunityWorks will have in the Upstate and throughout South Carolina,” says McGee.

Since the inception of CommunityWorks in 2008, over $221 million in economic impact has been made across the state. CommunityWorks focuses on improving the lives of underserved families and communities by providing an array of services including, business loans, financial wellness coaching, home buying assistance and affordable housing.

“I am excited to join the CommunityWorks Team and begin my journey as the new President & CEO of CommunityWorks as we continue to build a brighter future for our communities. I look forward to leading CommunityWorks to have an even greater impact in Greenville, increase our efforts in the Upstate and expand opportunities across South Carolina.” says Tammie Hoy-Hawkins, President & CEO of CommunityWorks.

About CommunityWorks

CommunityWorks was established in 2008 as a local housing trust fund through a partnership between the City of Greenville, United Way of Greenville County and Greenville County Redevelopment Authority. CommunityWorks’ mission is to build a brighter future for underserved families and communities through financial education, lending, and investing. In 2011 CommunityWorks was certified by U.S. Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) which operates a community loan fund that supports community economic development.

Since its inception, CW has generated over $221 million in local economic impact and has provided 33,900 hours of training and coaching, served 4,008 families, provided over $3.9 million loans to startups and existing small businesses, and deployed over $6.3 million in affordable housing and community loans that have created or preserved over 662 affordable housing units.