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Equip Fulfillment Provides Solution to Shortage Crisis Surrounding Need for Personal Protective Equipment

Greenville, S.C. – May 19, 2020  – Equip Fulfillment, Greenville S.C.-based uniform and supply company, is proud to offer pre-packaged personal protection equipment at bulk pricing, primarily focused on those serving within the transportation industry with duties that places them on the front line during the global pandemic, COVID-19. Prior to the pandemic, Equip filled orders for items such as branded apparel, hand trucks, and furniture pads. Today, the top priority is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Despite nation-wide shortages, Equip Fulfillment has worked diligently to provide access to hand sanitizer, disposable gloves, shoe coverings, as well as 2 million KN95 masks. During this unsettling time, it is critical to ensure that Equip could provide PPE for their team members and clients alike. “It only made sense to acclimate our services given our company’s purpose,” says Brian Hoggard, Director of Business Development for Equip Fulfillment. “We provide our clients with easy access to supplies while eliminating the expense associated with...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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, SC | January 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...Read More
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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...Read More
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Caldwell Constructors Welcomes Four Employees to Team of Industry Experts

GREENVILLE – Jan. 7, 2020 – Caldwell Constructors is proud to add Ben Chubb, Bill Jordan, Tre Kennemore, and Holly Wood to their team. All four new employees will bring their expertise and experience to Caldwell Constructors in addition to sharing the company’s core value and mission to bring exceptional service to all clients. Ben Chubb will serve as an Assistant Project Manager on the Caldwell Constructors team. As a recent graduate from Mississippi State University’s Building Construction Science program, Ben brings two years of construction experience in both private and commercial projects to this role. Bill Jordan joins Caldwell Constructors as an Estimator and provides nearly 30 years of relevant construction experience. Since 1992, Bill has gained extensive knowledge after working in different roles for multiple construction companies. Caldwell also welcomes Tre Kennemore to serve as Superintendent. Tre brings over eight years of experience to the team and has...Read More
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Spinx Celebrates Store #378 Opening in Summerville

New store featuring full kitchen opens at 930 W. 5th North St. Greenville, S.C. – Dec. 16, 2019 – The Spinx Company, the Greenville-based fuel and convenience retail company with more than 80 locations and 50 car washes statewide, celebrated the opening of the Spinx #378 store in Summerville, SC on Thursday, Dec. 12th. Located at 930 W. 5th North St., Summerville, SC, the new store will feature a full-service kitchen and a Ride ‘N Shine Tunnel Wash, which is set to open early next year. “We are thrilled to celebrate the opening of another Spinx store in Summerville, SC. This location will provide our customers with a full-service kitchen and of course, all of our other Spinx amenities to make the lives of this community that much easier,” stated Stewart Spinks. “We look forward to welcoming the community through these doors, as well as celebrate with some exciting special offers for...Read More
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Favor Greenville Receives Generous Gift from Motiva/Shell Oil

Spinx and Shell Oil Continue to Give Back to the Greenville Community GREENVILLE, SC | Dec. 10, 2019- FAVOR Greenville is pleased to announce a generous donation from Motiva/Shell Oil Company. This gift was made possible because of the relationship Stewart and Martha Spinks and The Spinx Company have with Motiva/Shell. Thanks to their generosity, FAVOR Greenville will be able to continue to provide the lifesaving, transformational work that has impacted over 30,000 participants and their families. “The Spinks family has been a cornerstone of the FAVOR program from the very beginning.  Stewart and Martha have been unwavering in their support of individuals and families in need of support as they cope with addiction,” said Rich Jones, CEO of FAVOR Greenville. Stewart Spinks was employed by Shell after graduating from college. Shell then moved Spinks to Greenville where he later began The Spinx Company. Giving back to the Greenville community...Read More
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