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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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FUEL grows team with the addition of new Account Director

Greenville, SC (August 20, 2018) – FUEL, a marketing agency headquartered in downtown Greenville, SC and specializing in both digital and traditional services, has added Nora Carson as Account Director. Nora brings a wealth of hands-on experience, as well as a passion for building long-term relationships with clients. She comes to FUEL from EP+Co, where she worked with national and regional accounts in a number of industries. “We are glad to have Nora join the FUEL team,” says Warren Griffith, FUEL President & CEO. “We have been in growth mode for the past year and it’s imperative to bring in bright, strategic people who fit in well with our collaborative culture. Nora has just that and will hit the ground running, working on several of our key accounts.” With a background in design, Nora is a right brain/left brain thinker who mixes well with creative teams to help contribute new...Read More
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United Ministries Hosts 29th Annual Transformation Walk and 5K Run

Greenville, S.C. | August 15, 2018 — United Ministries will host their 29th annual Transformation Walk and 5K Run, presented by Bon Secours, on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 9:00 AM, with registration beginning at 8:00 AM. The race will begin and end at First Baptist Church, Greenville and travel through portions of the Swamp Rabbit Trail and Cleveland Park. Registration is open to individuals and teams interested in participating. The walk is free to participate, and walkers are encouraged raise money for the cause. This is the first year United Ministries will incorporate a timed, certified 5k race. The run costs $30, and each runner will receive a race t-shirt along with a bib. Event festivities, family friendly activities and an awards ceremony will take place following the race. Proceeds from the walk benefit all of United Ministries’ life changing programs that equip vulnerable individuals to become independent and...Read More
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SPINX HOSTS LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY JOB FAIR

Greenville, S.C. – July 18, 2018 – The SPINX Company, a Greenville, S.C.-based operator of more than 80 convenience stores throughout S.C., is hosting a leadership career event from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25th at SC Works, located at 225 S Pleasantburg Dr, E-1 Greenville, SC 29607. The company is searching for new, 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. 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 competitive wages, incentives and benefits with entry-level store leadership positions with salaries of up to $60,000. “We’re focusing on investing in people now more than ever because it’s our friendly, dedicated associates that set...Read More
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