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Luanne Runge Named COO of Elliott Davis

Greenville, S.C. (October 16, 2018) – Elliott Davis, a leading business solutions firm with nine offices across the Southeast, announces that Luanne Runge has been named chief operating officer. She is based in the Greenville, South Carolina headquarters, and will provide strategic guidance and oversight for the entire company. “Luanne is a respected visionary who brings a wealth of experience in organizational leadership and operations management,” says Rick Davis, CEO of Elliott Davis. “Her knowledge, passion and drive will help to propel Elliott Davis to even greater heights as we fulfill our mission of making a positive impact on our clients, our people and our communities.” As COO, Runge will serve on the firm’s executive leadership team and oversee all aspects of day-to-day operations. She will also work to ensure the company achieves objectives that align with the strategic business plan, budget and firm culture. In addition, Runge will serve...Read More
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SPINX PRESENTS 19TH ANNUAL RUN FEST ON OCTOBER 27TH

Greenville, S.C. – October 8, 2018 – The SPINX Company, the Greenville S.C.-based fuel and convenience retail company with more than 80 locations and 45 car washes statewide, is excited to present the 19th Annual Spinx Run Fest on Saturday, October 27, 2018. This year, the Spinx Run Fest will feature five different races providing fun and entertainment for all ages and skill levels. Registration is now open at www.spinxrunfest.com. Those planning to participate are encouraged to sign up online prior to the day of the event. “I could not be more thrilled to participate in the 19th Annual Spinx Run Fest this year and hand out the awards following the event.” said Stewart Spinks, founder and chairman of The SPINX Company. “This is such a great event for the entire Greenville community and something we look forward to hosting all year long!” All races will start and finish at...Read More
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HARTNESS HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL HALF MARATHON & 5K TRAIL RUN

October 3, 2018, Greenville, S.C. – Hartness is excited to announce the second annual Hartness Half Marathon and 5K Trail Run, presented by Milestone Custom Homes will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 9 AM. The race will benefit A Child’s Haven, a local nonprofit organization that provides care and education for children with developmental delays due to limited resources, abuse, or neglect. Registration is now open and currently costs $80 for the half marathon and $30 for the 5k trail run, per runner. To register today, visit www.hartnesshalf.com. The race will be held on the iconic Hartness property, home to the new traditional neighborhood development being built only 15 minutes from downtown Greenville. Runners will race on pavement, trails, dirt roads, gravel roads and grass fields throughout the property. This event is perfect for first-timers or Elite athletes alike. The Hartness Half Marathon & 5K presented by...Read More
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SPINX INTERVIEWING FOR IMMEDIATE OPPORTUNITIES AT LEADERSHIP CAREER FAIR OCT. 5 & 6

Greenville, S.C. – September 26, 2018 – The SPINX Company, a Greenville, S.C.-based fuel and convenience retail company with more than 80 locations throughout S.C., is hosting a leadership career event from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5th and 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6th at The Hilton, 45 W Orchard Park Dr. off of Haywood Rd in Greenville. The company is searching for 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 for available positions and are encouraged to bring a copy of their resume, although it is not required. 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 a competitive compensation...Read More
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FUEL Adds to Senior-level Team

Greenville, SC (September 24, 2018) – FUEL, a marketing agency headquartered in downtown Greenville, SC, specializing in both digital and traditional services, has hired Ed Forić as Senior Art Director. Ed brings more than a decade of design experience working with regional, national, and international accounts across various industries. He comes to FUEL from Launch Something in Spartanburg, where he was a senior graphic designer and art director. “We are excited to welcome Ed to the FUEL team,” says FUEL Creative Director Joe Gilman. “Not only is he a gifted designer with a wealth of experience but he also brings another strategic, collaborative mindset that is key to our team’s creative process. His advanced skill set will help our clients visually capture the essence of their brands.” As Senior Art Director, Ed will lead the development, execution, and maintenance of creative concepts and designs for clients and direct the graphic...Read More
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HARTNESS FEATURING FOUR RESIDENCES IN EXCLUSIVE UPSTATE PARADE OF HOMES

September 24, 2018 | GREENVILLE, SC – Hartness, the Upstate’s newest traditional neighborhood development will feature four homes in the annual Upstate Parade of Homes this fall as the event’s “Signature Community”. The event is an exclusive tour of 15 newly constructed private residences throughout Greenville and takes place over two weekends, October 12-14 and October 19-21. The Hartness community homes featured in this year’s Parade of Homes include the following: Images of each home are attached. “The Curtis”, a 2-story quintessential Shingle Style home built by Stoneledge Properties. This home features cedar shake siding and natural stone as well as a working butler’s pantry, an inviting home theater, four en suite bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. “The Linden”, a 2-story classic Federal Style home built by Hollison Custom Homes. This home features an intricate groin vault in the foyer, adjacent to a natural light-filled study, as well...Read More
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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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