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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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Hartness to Serve as Host for the 2019 Inspiration Home

Public invited to experience Greenville’s most exciting new home neighborhood during multi-weekend Showcase of Homes event   March 11th, Greenville, S.C. – Hartness, one of Greenville’s most desirable new home communities, is excited to announce the inaugural edition of its Showcase of Homes event. The Showcase will feature five custom homes crafted by Greenville’s premier builders, including the 2019 Inspiration Home by Milestone Custom Homes, along with residences from Hollison Custom Homes and Stoneledge Properties. Tickets for this event go on sale March 11th and can be purchased by visiting www.HartnessShowcase.com. All proceeds from ticket purchases will directly benefit A Child’s Haven, a 501(c)(3) organization that treats children with developmental delays as a result of limited resources, abuse, or neglect, and provides support and education for both the child and their families.   This highly anticipated event compliments Hartness’ reputation as the Upstate’s most sought after new neighborhood and will...Read More
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Elliott Davis Announces Expansion of Corporate Headquarters

Greenville, S.C. (January 24, 2019) – Elliott Davis, a leading business solutions firm with nine offices across the Southeast and nearly 800 employees, today announced plans to move its corporate headquarters from the current location at 200 East Broad Street in downtown Greenville to a larger, more modern space at 435 South Main Street in the new Falls Tower building within the Camperdown development. “We’re at an exciting point in the evolution of Elliott Davis,” said Rick Davis, CEO of Elliott Davis. “Our new headquarters is an extension of that evolution and will support the growth we’re experiencing throughout our firm. This space will provide the room and amenities to help us attract and retain the best talent in this very competitive market. Our employees are our most valuable asset, and we believe the design of this office will reinforce a culture that is highly collaborative and innovative.” Located in a...Read More
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Adrian Grenier, Actor and UN Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador, Joins BarberWind Turbines’ Advisory Board

Greenville, SC | December 11, 2018- BarberWind Turbines LLC, a groundbreaking wind technology company, is excited to announce that Adrian Grenier has joined their Advisory Board. In front of the camera, Grenier is best-known for starring as Vincent Chase on Entourage, one of HBO’s most popular half-hour series in the network’s history. Adrian Grenier is as passionate about leading a global evolutionary shift as he is about embodying compelling characters. On World Environment Day in June 2017, Grenier was appointed a UN Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador through which he advocates for a collaborative approach to address our environmental issues. The BarberWind Turbines’ executive team met Mr. Grenier in September at the Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference (CTEC).  “There was an immediate sense of aligned beliefs and shared goals,” says Tammy Barber, Owner and COO of BarberWind Turbines LLC. “I am always excited about companies that are on the cutting edge of...Read More
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