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Spinx Raises $106,000 at 19th Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament

Greenville, S.C. – July 17, 2019 – The 19th annual SPINX Charity Classic Golf Tournament took place on Tuesday, May 14th at Greenville Country Club - Chanticleer, Cliffs Mountain Park and Cliffs Valley. The 2019 tournament was one of the largest Spinx has ever hosted and raised a total of $106,000. To date, the SPINX golf tournament has raised over $1.3 Million to help fund 25 charitable organizations. Representatives from the Spinks family, including Stewart and Steve presented a check to various beneficiary representatives at the Greenville Drive game on Tuesday, July 15th “We are honored to host an event that gives us the opportunity to come together with our partners, vendors, and associates to give back to the community we serve,” stated Stewart Spinks, Founder and Chairman of the SPINX Company. “We look forward to hosting the tournament again next year as we celebrate our 20th anniversary!”The beneficiaries for...Read More
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Smoak Public Relations Hires New Digital Media Coordinator and Office Manager

Greenville, SC | July 8, 2019 – Smoak Public Relations has hired Hannah Robinson as its Digital Media Coordinator and Leslie Lapointe as Office Manager. Robinson will strategize, create and publish social media content.  Lapointe will support the staff with general administration and operational duties. Robinson is a graduate of Furman University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.  Robinson resides in Greenville and enjoys its vibrant art community and ever-growing attractions.  “Hannah is a great fit to lead our social and digital media efforts because of her professional marketing and social media strategy experience,” said Katherine Smoak Davis. “With Greenville as her long-time home, she has studied what content truly engages our community and has a penchant for establishing connections between businesses and their prospective clients.” Lapointe’s experiences in accounting, office management, and retail management span over 17 years.  A Greenville resident for over a decade, Lapointe...Read More
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Spinx Raises More Than $360,000 for March of Dimes and Donates Free Gas for a Year to Top Fundraiser

Greenville, S.C. – June 27, 2019 – SPINX, the Greenville, S.C.-based fuel and convenience retail company, is pleased to announce that it raised $362,200.00 for the March of Dimes, surpassing its record last year of $334,451.00. L-R: Laura Goodwin - Executive Director, March of Dimes; Stan Storti – President, SPINX Co.; Aaron Welter - Territory Manager, SPINX Co.; Katie Peden - Senior Development Manager, March of Dimes  “I am thrilled with the effort of the entire SPINX team, our loyal customers and business partners for encouraging this year’s campaign and making it a great success,” said SPINX President, Stan Storti, who also served as the 2018 Chairman for the Greenville March of Dimes - March for Babies. “Our job has always been more than simply raising funds to support the March of Dimes, but also to generate awareness to the organization’s efforts in aiding in the overall health and well-being of...Read More
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Goodwill Industries Announces 1st Annual Champions of Change Luncheon

Greenville, SC | June 4, 2019 –Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina is excited to celebrate their mission of helping people become independent through employment at the 1st Annual Champions of Change Luncheon. This celebratory event will take place on Wednesday, October 2nd at 12:00 pm at the Embassy Suites on Verdae Boulevard in Greenville. The luncheon, which replaces Goodwill’s annual Champions Tribute event, will honor those who have served and benefited from the Power of Work through Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina. Sponsorship opportunities for the Goodwill Industries Champions of Change Luncheon are as follows: Presenting Sponsor (2 of 3 available) $5,000 Award Sponsor (3 available) $3,000 Honoree Tables Sponsor (1 available) $2,000 Friend of Goodwill Sponsor $500 “The Champions Tribute ran for ten great years, but we are excited to refresh this event and continue to celebrate our mission and program recipients at the upcoming Champions of...Read More
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Spinx Named One of the Best Places to Work in S.C.

Company to be honored at awards ceremony in Columbia Greenville, S.C. – June 20, 2019 – The Spinx Company, the Greenville S.C.-based fuel and convenience retail company with more than 80 locations, 45 car washes and 1,400 associates statewide, was recently names as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. The 14th annual program was created by SC Biz News in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group. This survey-and-awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in the state of South Carolina, benefiting the state's economy, workforce, and businesses. The list is made up of 75 total companies, and Spinx has been named one of this year’s Best Places to Work in South Carolina. “We are honored to be named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina,” said Stan Storti, Spinx President. “Spinx teammates...Read More
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Fulcrum BioEnergy Selects Office Space in Patrick Square as They Expand to Clemson

Bioenergy Company Chooses Mixed-Use Development in Clemson, SC for New Office Location Clemson, SC | June 20, 2019 - Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc., a clean energy company that develops, owns and operates plants that convert household waste into clean, renewable transportation fuels, including diesel and jet fuel, has signed a seven-year lease for a new 6,300 square foot office space in Patrick Square. Fulcrum’s engineering and technology team will occupy the mixed-use building at 107 Market Street located above SunnySide Café. The office space is currently undergoing construction by general contractor, Hogan Construction, and is expected to open by September 2019. The mixed-used community will allow Fulcrum to continue to expand in a location that is vibrant, connected and convenient. CBRE’s, Shelby Dodson and Tommy Molin, arranged the lease on behalf of Patrick Square’s Owner and Developer, JMC Communities.  Fulcrum was represented by Sorrel Hoover of Keller Williams Western Upstate. “We are honored to have the opportunity...Read More
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Harness to Host Family Friendly Fourth of July Event

June 12, 2019, Greenville, S.C. – Hartness is excited to invite the Upstate community to celebrate the Independence Day holiday in patriotic style on Wednesday, July 3rd from 7:00 – 10:00 P.M. The event will take place on the Grand Lawn, located just minutes from downtown off on Highway 14, inside the Hartness community. This event is open to the general public and free to attend. It will feature a gourmet food truck, family-friendly live entertainment, and yard games, followed by a spectacular fireworks display scheduled to take place at dusk. “We are excited to host an event that is sure to create lasting memories for families and the community alike” said Sean Hartness, Hartness CEO. “This will be one of our signature holiday events and we look forward to sharing Hartness with those who join us for this exciting celebration. It will truly be a fun event for all!”...Read More
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Over $11,000 Raised for a Child’s Haven at Recent Hartness Showcase of Homes

June 5, 2019 – Greenville, S.C. – Hartness, one of Greenville’s most desirable new home communities, hosted the Hartness Showcase of Homes over the course of three weekends in April and May. The showcase featured five custom homes crafted by several of Greenville’s premier builders, including the 2019 Inspiration Home by Milestone Custom Homes, along with residences from Hollison Custom Homes, Stoneledge Properties and Hartness Construction. With an abundance of tickets purchased, the event raised $11,191 for local nonprofit, A Child’s Haven. “We are thrilled to have affiliated with Hartness and their beautiful community to raise money and awareness for A Childs Haven,” said Laurie Rovin, Executive Director of A Child’s Haven. “Funds raised from the Showcase of Homes will support our efforts to ensure infant early childhood mental health treatment is provided to young children and their families throughout our community. To learn more about our work or to...Read More
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CommunityWorks Announces New President & CEO

Greenville, SC | April 1, 2019– CommunityWorks, a non-profit financial organization, is excited to announce Tammie Hoy-Hawkins as the new President & CEO, beginning in January 2020. Hoy-Hawkins is replacing Deborah McKetty, former founding President & CEO of CommunityWorks, who led the organization since 2008. As President of Together Consulting, Hoy-Hawkins has worked in community economic development for over 20 years, providing leadership and guidance to non-profit, for profit and government entities. Most recently, she has been serving as the Project Manager for the Northside Development Group’s Northside Initiative in Spartanburg. Additionally, she has been working as the Project Coordinator for the Greenville Housing Fund (GHF), a wholly-owned LLC under CommunityWorks that supports the production and preservation of quality affordable and workforce housing. “Tammie was the top candidate in our search for the next President & CEO of CommunityWorks. With a long history of successful non-profit leadership and a deep...Read More
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Momentum Bike Clubs Announces Tony Elliott as Keynote Speaker for Resilience Awards Dinner

Clemson Football Co-Offensive Coordinator to Speak at 2019 Resilience Awards Dinner   Greenville, SC | February 22, 2019 – Momentum Bike Clubs (MBC), a community mentoring initiative of the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life at Clemson University, is proud to announce that Tony Elliott, Co-Offensive Coordinator for Clemson Football, will deliver the keynote address at their first annual Resilience Awards Dinner. The event will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Greenville. Coach Elliott will share his story of overcoming childhood trauma to becoming a significant part of Clemson’s rise to the top of college football. MBC operates 19 bike clubs across Greenville County that offer middle and high school students the opportunity to engage in the vigorous exercise of cycling among caring mentors and peers.  MBC promotes positive outcomes for youth by providing opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and offering...Read More
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