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CommunityWorks Announces New Communications Manager

April 21, 2020 | Greenville, S.C. – CommunityWorks (CW) is pleased to welcome Virginia Wilson as the newest member of their team as Communications Manager. In this role, Virginia will lead the development of all branding, messaging and collateral. She will also focus on the planning and implementation of major events to advance CommunityWorks’ mission and position them as the community development finance expert and lender of choice.

“We are excited to have Virginia join our CommunityWorks family, she brings a high level of energy and valuable communications and public relations expertise to our organization,” says Tammie Hoy Hawkins, President and CEO of CommunityWorks. “She has been instrumental in leading us through our COVID-19 response efforts to help CommunityWorks be a lead educator and voice of resources for small businesses and nonprofits during this difficult time,” says Hoy Hawkins.

Upon graduating from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, she moved to Memphis, Tennessee, for a post-graduate fellows program and job in digital marketing. A couple of years later, she returned to the Upstate to pursue her marketing career. Now, with more than five years of professional marketing experience, she is passionate about brand storytelling and working toward the greater good. In her free time, she enjoys trying new recipes, navigating first-time home ownership, and traveling with friends.

 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 under served 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 $232 million in local economic impact and has provided 40,000 hours of training and coaching, served 5,030 families, provided over $ 5 million loans to startups and existing small businesses, and deployed over $ 7 million in affordable housing and community loans that have created or preserved over 820 affordable housing units.

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Ready Response Meals and Southern Way Catering to Deliver Meals to Essential Workers

Award-winning catering company responds to COVID-19 with plan to deliver high volume food-safe meals around South Carolina by partnering with Ready Response Meals

Greenville, S.C. | Tuesday, April 14, 2020 – Southern Way Catering, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, has come together with their team and the Ready Response Meals platform to bring a new way of providing food to the essential workers that need to work to keep our communities safe and supplied with critical goods and services. Ready Response Meals is a delivery service that is focused on delivering high volume, food-safe meals to South Carolina essential workers where they work. The delivery service started on Monday, April 13, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

“Southern Way Catering and Ready Response Meals recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the first line responders,” said Brittany Stuckey, Vice President of Operations of Southern Way Catering. “We are proud to have the ability to shift our business in order to serve those that are serving our community.”

The mission is to help provide tasty and timely meals to essential workers who remain on the job during this time of crisis. The goal is to reduce the risk of Coronavirus exposure by limiting the need for workers to pick up meals or bring in meals from many different sources. Through high volume meal preparation and delivery with care, Southern Way Catering and Ready Response Meals hope to bring sustenance, a moment of enjoyment, and a simpler way for essential workers and their employers to secure their daily food needs while at work.

“Because Southern Way Catering is accustomed to feeding large groups of people in an efficient and safe manner, we are uniquely qualified to be able to partner with Ready Response Meals in order to effectively feed the thousands of essential workers in our communities,” said Jesse Bullard, Vice President of Business Development of Southern Way Catering.

Ready Response Meals has the capability to deliver orders in quantities from 15 to 10,000 meals with 24—72 hours of notice, pending the size of the order, with a preference to have at least 48 hours of advanced notice. Each meal will be prepared and delivered with both caution and care. Southern Way Catering’s team of trained culinary professionals practice safe food handling as outlined by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control and the FDA, and will be working with the CDC to enhance their best practices even more.

Lunch menu items can be delivered between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. while dinner menu items are delivered between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. each day, Monday through Friday. Each week will have a different preset menu of items to choose from.

Learn more about Ready Response Meals by visiting their website at readyresponsemeals.com or by calling 803-783-1061.

Learn more about Southern Way Catering by visiting their website at thesouthernway.com, by calling 864-509-1478, or by visiting their Facebook (@southernwaycateringupstate) and their Instagram (@southernwayupsate).

Founded in 1982 by Jimmy Stevenson, Southern Way Catering began as a small company with deep Southern Roots and a philosophy that demanded the best. Southern Way’s philosophy is to provide the client with the most delectable food, the most attentive service, the most memorable presentations, and the most pleasurable event experience. They specialize in off-site catering anywhere in the Southeast with a fully equipped mobile catering kitchen and have catered for as few as eight people to as many as 8,000 including Governors of South Carolina, Vice Presidents, and Presidents of the United States.

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Caldwell Constructors Awarded Building Contracts for Significant Upstate Commercial Properties

GREENVILLE – April 6, 2020 – Caldwell Constructors is proud to announce they have been awarded contracts for three significant commercial properties across the upstate including Asbury Hills Camp and Retreat Center, Bannister Wyatt & Stalvey Law Firm and Burdette Central.

“We are thrilled to begin work on each of these exciting projects across the Upstate,” says Gary Caldwell, President of Caldwell Constructors. “Each project is identifiable within the community, as well as unique in its own way. We look forward to delivering a new space our clients can be proud of for many years to come.”

Asbury Hills Camp and Retreat Center located in Cleveland, SC, is the second project for Caldwell Constructors at the Camp. For this project specifically, Caldwell will execute extensive site work and building construction for a new pool, pool house and future athletic facilities. The future Bannister Wyatt & Stalvey Law Firm located at 24 Cleveland St. in downtown Greenville is the site of the old Chamber of Commerce Building. This project will feature a 13,700 square foot interior and exterior renovation. Lastly, Burdette Central, located in the heart of Simpsonville, will consist of a detailed renovation of a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as feature finished restaurant and retail space.

All projects are slated for completion by July 2020.

About Caldwell Constructors

Caldwell Constructors is a full-service construction company that focuses on building relationships and providing exceptional service to clients across the Upstate of South Carolina. Caldwell Constructors has extensive experience in commercial, industrial, institutional and medical market segments. Their approach to delivering projects with unwavering integrity, creative problem solving, and tireless work ethic has earned Caldwell Constructors an excellent reputation in the Upstate. For more information, please visit the Caldwell Constructors website at www.caldwellconstructors.com/.