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Hartness Introduces New Community to Upstate

The Hartness family has announced the construction of a new, walkable village to the Upstate. Located on Greenville’s east side, the Hartness property encompasses 400 pristine acres, over 180 of which will be permanently preserved green spaces including 15 miles of walkable trails connecting neighbors to woodlands, lakes, streams, wildlife and shared recreational areas. Homes will be situated within a short walk of restaurants, coffee shops, specialized retail and small businesses. Residents will benefit not only from an easy five mile drive to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport but also from the shopping and dining attractions on Main Street in Greenville’s award-winning downtown, accessible in less than a 15 minute drive. “Homes will include an array of thoughtfully crafted home types including estates, manors, cottages and town homes.” Said David Pisano, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our desire is to provide the Upstate with a beautifully designed, pedestrian-friendly community that encourages...Read More
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Greenville Humane Society Hosts Record Breaking Mutt Strut

The Greenville Humane Society is proud to announce that the 2016 Mutt Strut, presented by Papa John’s, was a record breaking event for the organization. The fifth annual Mutt Strut, which took place on Saturday, August 27th, at the Greenville Tech campus and along the Swamp Rabbit Trail, had 2,000 participants and raised nearly $80,000 for the organization. 1300 dogs joined their owners in the race. All proceeds from the Mutt Strut directly benefit the Greenville Humane Society. This event enables the Greenville Humane Society to vaccinate, spay/neuter, feed, house and provide medication to over 6,000 animals entrusted to their care. Sponsors for this year’s event included presenting sponsor Papa John’s, as well as Corley, ScanSource, Camp Bow Wow, Fairway Subaru, Spinx, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System and Snoozer Pet Products. Graphic Cow, Pepsi, Garner’s, Clif Bar, the Greenville News, Trader Joe’s, My 102.5, Garrett’s Golf Carts, and Dobson...Read More
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Community Foundation of Greenville Announces $600,000 in Anniversary Grants

The Community Foundation of Greenville is proud to announce the local recipients of $600,000 in signature anniversary grants in honor of the Foundation’s 60th year. The South Carolina Children’s Theatre, Greenville Free Medical Clinic, Camperdown Academy and Greenville Center for Creative Arts received a total of $600,000 - $100,000 for each decade that the Community Foundation has been giving back to Greenville. “The Community Foundation of Greenville is honored to have played a role in making Greenville what it is today, and our commitment to this community is as strong today as it was sixty years ago,” said Community Foundation of Greenville President Bob Morris. “These four organizations are making a huge difference in the lives of our citizens. We are proud to provide these gifts to allow them to further their missions.” For the past 25 years, the South Carolina Children’s Theatre has been entertaining, educating and enriching the...Read More
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes Hosts 15th Annual Grief Seminar

Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes is pleased to announce Michelle Post as the speaker for the 15thannual grief seminar that will take place on September 20th and 21st at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. The three seminar series is a public outreach project sponsored by Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes that aims to provide a resource to those experiencing grief in their personal and professional lives. Michelle Post, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Continuing Education Provider,  will speak at the two day event, which helps attendees understand how to cope with death and bereavement. Michelle Post internationally consults and trains in areas of grief, death notification with children and teens, stress & burn-out prevention, group facilitation, ASIST suicide prevention, executive leadership and team-building. As Manager of Donor Family Aftercare for OneLegacy, she provides staff & community training and bereavement services and is the former chair AOPO Donor Family Services...Read More
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Three SANDLAPPER Companies Named to the Inc. 500/5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

SANDLAPPER Securities makes its 4th appearance in 2016 on the Inc. 500/5000 ranking of America’s Fastest Growing Companies in America (at 3,579) while Sandlapper Capital Investments (“SLC”),  and SLC venture TSWR Development, LLC make their debuts on the annual ranking from Inc. Magazine at 62 and 1,303 respectively. Coming in at number 62 overall on the Inc. 500 list was Sandlapper Capital Investments.  With 4,229% growth over the preceding three year reporting period, SLC found it ranking seventh in the financial services category, and first for companies based in South Carolina. With 296% growth for the reporting period, Sandlapper Capital Investments’ energy related sponsor of investment programs, investor and developer of saltwater injection wells in the Permian Basin, TSWR Development, LLC debuted on the list at 1,303. The firm ranked 41stfor the energy sector and 15th for firms based in South Carolina. Making its fourth appearance on the list, full...Read More
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SANDLAPPER Securities, LLC launches Tax Reduction Investment Programs and Strategies (TRIPS)

Greenville based SANDLAPPER Securities, LLC (“Sandlapper”) has launched its latest initiative to help clients reduce their annual tax burdens.  Tax Reduction Investment Programs & Strategies, known as TRIPS has been launched on-line at www.PayLessTaxes.com and is a cooperative of local tax and financial professionals dedicated to helping individuals find ways to lower their tax burden and maximize their investable dollars to aid them in meeting their current and future financial needs. “In investing, it is not about what you make as much as about what you keep,” states SANDLAPPER founder and CEO Trevor L. Gordon.  “Too often we see portfolios that on paper make investors so much money, but due largely to the absence of actual tax planning or consideration, their portfolios are terribly inefficient. We believe that by dedicating ourselves through this collaboration we can help investors maximize the results and in some cases help investors reduce their tax...Read More
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