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CommunityWorks Opens Women’s Business Center and Hires Program Director

Greenville, SC | Monday, July 6, 2020 – CommunityWorks is proud to announce their selection by the Small Business Administration as one of two organizations in South Carolina to house a Women’s Business Center. The CommunityWorks Women’s Business Center will enable and empower women entrepreneurs and will be led by Program Director, Ana Parra, who will manage the programming and operations of the center. Parra joins CommunityWorks from a local marketing agency and brings a background in community development, nonprofit leadership, and communications. A current board member of Public Education Partners and Speaking Down Barriers, and a graduate of Leadership Greenville, Parra’s passion for the community and professional experience lays a strong foundation for the center. The CommunityWorks Women’s Business Center focuses on serving women, particularly minorities, who may be economically disadvantaged, and works to offer comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of business-related topics. CommunityWorks, an SBA approved lender,...Read More
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Spinx Announces Third Annual Clukapalooza Contest

Greenville, S.C. – Jun. 29th, 2020 – The Spinx Company, a Greenville-based fuel and convenience retail company, is excited to announce details regarding the upcoming third annual ClukaPalooza! The ClukaPalooza contest will begin on Monday, July 6th and will continue throughout the month of July until Friday, July 31st. To enter the contest, contestants must simply keep their paid-for receipt and enter the transaction code listed on the receipt, at Spinx.com/ClukaPalooza. By visiting Spinx’s Facebook page, contestants will also have multiple chances to win free chicken coupons and an official ClukaPalooza t-shirt. Contestants may order from Spinx’s CSS kiosks, or purchase food from the hot food chute or the Fresh on-the-go food case. Spinx will also be offering specials on their fresh-fried chicken throughout the duration of the contest. “We are thrilled to be hosting our third annual ClukaPalooza, not to mention kicking off the contest on National Fried Chicken Day” says Stewart Spinx,...Read More
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Smoak Public Relations Hires Digital Media Coordinator and Assistant Account Executive

Greenville, SC | June 18, 2020 – Smoak Public Relations is excited to announce the hiring of Ashtyn deBessonet as a Digital Media Coordinator and Megan Moore as an Assistant Account Executive. DeBessonet will focus on digital media marketing and social media management.  Moore will focus on supporting a variety of client initiatives and social media. DeBessonet attended Clemson University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree. “Ashtyn brings to our team and our clients her unmatched understanding of brand communications and content strategy,” said Katherine Smoak Davis. “We are impressed with her design and creativity abilities on every project she leads.” [caption id="attachment_4654" align="alignnone" width="214"] Ashtyn DeBessonet[/caption] Moore attended The College of Charleston where she studied communications. “Megan’s interpersonal skills will help her build and maintain relationships with our clients,” said Katherine Smoak Davis, “Ashtyn and Megan are great additions to our team and we are excited for the...Read More
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Caldwell Constructors Hires Three New Team Members

GREENVILLE, SC – June 2, 2020 – Caldwell Constructors is proud to announce the addition of Paul Avery, Richard Heath, and Zach Miles to their team. With over 50 years of combined experience, all three new employees will bring their knowledge and skillset to Caldwell Constructors while upholding the company’s core values of integrity, honesty, respect, service, and communication. Paul previously worked in and around the construction industry for 18 years, most recently serving as the field manager for a local framing contractor. Paul joins Caldwell Constructors as a Foreman. Richard is serving as a Senior Estimator and joins Caldwell Constructors with over 35 years of construction experience as a carpenter, superintendent, project manager, business owner, and estimator. Richard currently serves as the National Director of the Professional Construction Estimators Association Upstate Chapter. Zach is serving as an Assistant Project Manager helping manage multiple projects. As a recent graduate from...Read More
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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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