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FUEL promotes Zach Chastain to Senior Digital Strategist

Greenville, SC (September 17, 2018) – FUEL, a marketing agency headquartered in downtown Greenville, SC, specializing in both digital and traditional services, has promoted Zach Chastain to Senior Digital Strategist. Zach is a valuable asset for many of our clients, helping them develop and execute digital strategies and optimize digital campaigns to drive leads that convert to new sales and overall growth. “We are thrilled to recognize Zach’s talent and hard work with this well-deserved promotion,” says FUEL Creative Director Joe Gilman. “His advanced expertise in digital and social media marketing has helped our clients gain qualified leads at a significant decrease in cost. Zach constantly demonstrates his dedication and commitment to our clients, always going above and beyond to meet their needs.” With his extensive IT background, Zach applies a data-driven approach to develop our clients’ digital marketing strategies. Since joining the FUEL team, he has leveraged his previous...Read More
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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. ---------------------------------------  About FUEL Located in Greenville, South Carolina’s historic downtown district, FUEL is...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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SPINX RAISES MORE THAN $300,000 FOR MARCH OF DIMES AND DONATES FREE GAS FOR A YEAR TO TOP FUNDRAISER

Greenville, S.C. – June 13, 2018 – SPINX, the Greenville, S.C.-based fuel and convenience retail company, is pleased to announce that it raised $334,451.00 for the March of Dimes, shattering its goal and nearly doubling its record last year of $180,000. “I’m so proud of the work and generosity of the entire SPINX team, our customers and business partners for supporting this year’s campaign and making it such a huge success,” said SPINX President Stan Storti, who also served as the 2018 Chairman for the Greenville March of Dimes March for Babies. “Our goal has always been not only to raise more funds to support the March of Dimes, but also to raise awareness of its ongoing efforts to fight for the health and well-being of moms and their babies. As a parent personally touched by the March of Dimes and chairman of this year’s Walk, I’m so proud of...Read More
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