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Spinx Celebrates New Store Opening in Easley

New store featuring tunnel car wash opens on Highway 123

Greenville, S.C. – Oct. 24, 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 its newest store in Easley with a ribbon cutting on Oct. 24th.  Located at 4283 Calhoun Memorial Highway in Easley, SC the new store features a Ride ‘N Shine Tunnel Wash with free vacuums as part of its statewide car wash club.

“We are passionate about making life easier and are thrilled to open another location for our customers to fill up on fuel, legendary food options, including our chicken biscuits and all of the items they need throughout the day,” stated Stewart Spinks. “We are excited to also provide another world class tunnel wash and I encourage the community to sign up for the Spinx Car Wash Club!”

As part of the grand opening, a variety of in-store specials will be available for a limited time:

  • Free car washes – valid: 10/24 – 11/3
  • Soft Serve Ice Cream Cones – 50¢
  • 16 oz. Frozen Coffee, Smoothies and Shakes – $1.50
  • Legendary Chicken Biscuit – $2.00
  • 2 Tenders/2 Wedges – $3.00
  • 8-Piece Fried Chicken – $8.00

The new store provides another convenient location for the community to fill their gas tanks and enjoy Spinx’s legendary fried chicken, breakfast biscuits and chicken sandwiches served fresh all day. Also at this location, Spinx is serving made-to-order milkshakes, smoothies and soft serve ice cream in addition to its wide offering of ice-cold fountain drinks, lemonade, iced tea, slushies and the popular “chewy ice.” Hot beverages, including bean-to-cup fresh coffee will also be available for purchase.

Learn more at www.SpinxCarWash.com or www.Spinx.com.

ABOUT SPINX – Founded in 1972 in Greenville, S.C., The Spinx Company operates 82 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, and with approximately 1,400 employees, it is the largest privately-held retailer headquartered in the state. Spinx is committed to making life easier by fulfilling people’s everyday needs with fresh, on-the-go food, beverages and other convenience products delivered in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Through the Spinx Xtras Loyalty program and the Spinx mobile app, the company offers its loyal customers savings on fuel and special promotions.

For more information about Spinx or the Spinx Xtras program, visit the company’s website at www.spinx.com.

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Carolina Nephrology Hires New Physician

Upstate Medical Practice Welcomes Dr. Tarak Shah

Greenville, SC | October 8, 2019 – Carolina Nephrology, a top provider for patient kidney care, is proud to welcome new physician, Dr. Tarak Shah, to their team.

Dr. Tarak Shah completed his residency at the Department of Internal Medicine at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. He then completed a Fellowship within the Department of Nephrology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. Dr. Shah is certified on the American Board of Internal Medicine. Shah serves as a professional member in the American Society of Nephrology and has co-authored multiple medical publications.

Carolina Nephrology strives to meet the expectations of those we serve by providing compassionate, quality, and cost-effective health services. Through his position, Shah looks forward to continuing to build upon these goals by providing superior healthcare services to his patients.

For more information on Carolina Nephrology and their practice, please visit www.carolinanephrology.com.

About Carolina Nephrology:
Carolina Nephrology specializes in the treatment of kidney disease and hypertension. The physicians of Carolina Nephrology are committed to delivering quality kidney care by utilizing the best clinical data, education and technology available. Carolina Nephrology is located in six areas throughout the Upstate, with the main office in Greenville at 203 Mills Ave. The practice has 14 nephrologists who are all board certified in both internal medicine and nephrology, as well as eight physician extendors. For more information on Carolina Nephrology or its physicians, please visit www.carolinanephrology.com.

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Soteria Community Development Corporation to Celebrate 20 Years

Fundraiser and Artisan Auction to Benefit Soteria on Thursday, November 7th

GREENVILLE, SC | September 17, 2019 – Soteria, a local non-profit organization that advocates for economic and social justice for those and their families impacted by the criminal justice system, will celebrate their 20th Anniversary on Thursday, November 7th.  Reclaimed: Soteria’s 20th Anniversary Celebration & Artisan Auction will take place at The Rutherford from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. This special event will feature auction items handcrafted by Soteria’s very own interns.

Event festivities will include live music, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and both a silent and live artisan auction. Tickets are $50 per person with all proceeds benefiting Soteria and their programs. To purchase tickets, simply visit Soteria’s Eventbrite page at www.eventbrite.com/e/reclaimed-soterias-20th-anniversary-celebration-artisan-auction-tickets-68789626625.

Founder and Executive Director of Soteria, Jerry Blassingame, works to create opportunities for previously incarcerated men to reenter society through transitional housing, life skills and job training. His passion is assisting individuals who have been incarcerated through reentry and helping them to become productive citizens, within the community.

“We are thrilled to invite the Upstate Community to celebrate our 20th Anniversary & Auction this fall,” said Jerry Blassingame, Executive Director of Soteria Community Development Corporation.  “We can’t wait to showcase the beauty of our artisans’ handcrafted furniture and artifacts as they symbolize the work we’ve done to reclaim lives over the past 20 years.”

 ABOUT SOTERIA

Soteria Community Development Corporation is committed to empowering and assisting individuals to reach their full potential as citizens in the Greenville community. From financial-planning skills and goal setting to positive decision-making, job training, and affordable rental housing, we aim for everyone who walks through our doors to achieve a healthy, responsible lifestyle.

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Spinx Provides Complimentary Rides Via Hop In Shuttle in Downtown Greenville

New partnership with the Hop-In shuttle provides free shuttle service for local community to ‘make life easier’

Greenville, S.C. – September 16, 2019 – The Spinx Company, the Greenville S.C.-based fuel and convenience retail company is excited to ‘make life easier’ through a partnership with Hop In, a free downtown low-speed vehicle ride and shuttle service. In advance of the busy fall season featuring Euphoria and Fall for Greenville, Spinx has begun providing complimentary shuttle rides for the local community looking to travel anywhere from Flour Field to the top of Main street (and back).

The Spinx wrapped Hop In will be driving up and down Main Street during the hours of 10:30 a.m. – dusk., seven days a week.  The shuttle can accommodate up to five guests per vehicle and will ultimately aid in the reduction of downtown traffic, as well as help support a growing need for transportation from one end of Main St. to the other.

“We are so excited to partner with Hop In and provide the local community with a complimentary and safe transportation shuttle service,” stated Stewart Spinks. “We are truly making life easier! Sponsoring a vehicle will hopefully bring more aid for those walking around downtown as well as something unique for the community to enjoy while downtown.”

The community is encouraged to simply wave down the Hop In shuttle for a complimentary ride or for $5.00, can call the on-demand number at (650) 670-0076 to request a pick-up at a specific time and location. On occasion, Spinx coupons and gift cards can be found within the Spinx wrapped shuttle for the community to enjoy.

ABOUT SPINX

Founded in 1972 in Greenville, S.C., The SPINX Company operates nearly 82 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, and with approximately 1,400 employees, it is the largest privately-held retailer headquartered in the state. SPINX is committed to making life easier by fulfilling people’s everyday needs with fresh, on-the-go food, beverages and other convenience products delivered in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Through the SPINX Xtras Loyalty program and the SPINX mobile app, the company offers its loyal customers savings on fuel and special promotions.

For more information about SPINX or the SPINX Xtras program, visit the company’s website at www.spinx.com.

ABOUT HOP IN

Hop In is a free downtown Greenville, SC Low Speed Electric Vehicle ride/shuttle service. When you see us, just wave us down and “hop in”, or call for on-demand service 650-670-0076 and we will pick you up and take you to your destination within the Main Street corridor for only $5.  Book Hop In for events, weddings, promotions and more!  Hop In partners with local companies to sponsor our vehicles. For information about vehicle sponsorship call 864-887-8040.  

— 650-670-0076 On-Demand Pick-Up 

— 864-887-8040 Event Reservations or Vehicle Advertising 

See us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HopInGreenville/

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Spinx Named a Top 15 ‘Best Place to Work in S.C.’

 

Spinx Company recently honored at awards ceremony in Columbia

Greenville, S.C. – September 9, 2019 – The Spinx Company, the Greenville S.C.-based fuel and convenience retail company with more than 82 locations, 45 car washes, and 1,400 associates statewide, was recently recognized at a reception in Columbia as the 12th Best Place to Work in South Carolina, within the ‘large company’ category. The 14th annual program was created by SC Biz News in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group.

Spinx was honored as one of 75 companies and experienced a record-breaking 96% percent response rate from its teammates for the survey-based awards program. 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.

“I am absolutely thrilled that we have been recognized within the top 15 places to work in South Carolina,” stated Stewart Spinks, founder, and chair of the board for The Spinx Company. “With such an incredible response rate of 96%, I am honored that our teammates and the local community took the time to share their sentiments about the incredible work culture we’ve been building in recent years. It is a true testament to the outstanding people we have here at Spinx and we look forward to continuing the momentum into the future.”

Spinx President, Stan Storti added, “Although I’m pleasantly surprised by the response rate, I’m not surprised by the outcome.  I’ve witnessed an incredible cultural change over my 14 years with Spinx and especially in the last 5 years as we’ve put culture building processes around our core values.  Spinx is an incredible place to work and we want our friends and neighbors to know, so that’s why we participated in this year’s program.”

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
  • be a publicly or privately held business;
  • have a facility in the state of South Carolina;
  • have a minimum of 15 employees working in the state of South Carolina; and
  • be in business a minimum of 1 year

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in South Carolina program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkSC.com.

ABOUT SPINX

Founded in 1972 in Greenville, S.C., The SPINX Company operates 82 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, and with approximately 1,400 teammates, it is the largest privately held retailer headquartered in the state. SPINX is committed to making life easier by fulfilling people’s everyday needs with fresh, on-the-go food, beverages, and other convenience products delivered in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Through the SPINX Xtras Loyalty program and the SPINX mobile app, the company offers its loyal customers savings on fuel and special promotions.

For more information about SPINX or the SPINX Xtras program, visit the company’s website at www.spinx.com.

 

 

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Spinx Celebrates New Store Opening in Taylors

New store featuring tunnel car wash opens on Wade Hampton Boulevard

Greenville, S.C. – August 30, 2019– The Spinx Company, the Greenville S.C.-based fuel and convenience retail company with more than 80 locations and 50 car washes statewide, officially celebrated the opening of its newest store in Taylors with a ribbon cutting on August 30th.  Located at 3475 Wade Hampton Boulevard in Taylors, SC the new store features a Ride ‘N Shine Tunnel Wash with free vacuums as part of its statewide car wash club.

“We are absolutely thrilled to open our newest store here in the Upstate of South Carolina,” stated Stewart Spinks. “We look forward to providing the local community with delicious food offerings like our legendary chicken biscuits, as well as our world class tunnel wash which truly makes life easier for our customers. I encourage the community to sign up for the Spinx Car Wash Club as well. As part of the Grand Opening, monthly memberships are available at discounted prices.”

The new location provides another convenient location for the community to fill their gas tanks and enjoy Spinx’s legendary fried chicken, breakfast biscuits and chicken sandwiches served fresh all day. Also at this location, Spinx is serving made-to-order milkshakes, smoothies and soft serve ice cream in addition to its wide offering of ice-cold fountain drinks, lemonade, iced tea, slushies and the popular “chewy ice.” Hot beverages, including bean-to-cup fresh coffee will also be available for purchase.

The new store opened for business on August 15th. Learn more at www.SpinxCarWash.com or www.Spinx.com.

ABOUT SPINX – Founded in 1972 in Greenville, S.C., The Spinx Company operates 82 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, and with approximately 1,400 employees, it is the largest privately-held retailer headquartered in the state. Spinx is committed to making life easier by fulfilling people’s everyday needs with fresh, on-the-go food, beverages and other convenience products delivered in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Through the Spinx Xtras Loyalty program and the Spinx mobile app, the company offers its loyal customers savings on fuel and special promotions.

For more information about Spinx or the Spinx Xtras program, visit the company’s website at www.spinx.com.

 

 

 

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Spinx Celebrates New Store Opening in Summerville

New store on Dorchester Road is now open and features a variety of in-store promotions to celebrate Grand Opening

Greenville, S.C. – August 26, 2019– The Spinx Company, the Greenville S.C.-based fuel and convenience retail company with more than 80 locations and 50 car washes statewide, officially celebrated the opening of its newest store in Summerville with a ribbon cutting on August 22nd. The store is located at 10696 Dorchester Rd. in Summerville, SC and will feature a variety of in-store promotions.

“We are excited to celebrate the opening of our newest store in the Lowcountry,” stated Stewart Spinks. “We look forward to continuing to provide this community with delicious food offerings like our legendary chicken biscuit and I encourage customers to sign up for our Spinx Xtras program for great discounts on fuel. The community is encouraged to sign up for the Spinx Car Wash Club. As part of the Grand Opening, monthly memberships are available at discounted prices.”

The new location provides another convenient location for the community to fill their gas tanks and enjoy Spinx’s legendary fried chicken, breakfast biscuits and chicken sandwiches served fresh all day. Also at this location, Spinx is serving made-to-order milkshakes, smoothies and soft serve ice cream in addition to its wide offering of ice-cold fountain drinks, lemonade, iced tea, slushies and the popular “chewy ice.” Hot beverages, including bean-to-cup fresh coffee will also be available for purchase.

ABOUT SPINX – Founded in 1972 in Greenville, S.C., The Spinx Company operates 82
convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, and with approximately 1,400 employees, it is the largest privately-held retailer headquartered in the state. Spinx is committed to making life easier by fulfilling people’s everyday needs with fresh, on-the-go food, beverages and other convenience products delivered in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Through the Spinx Xtras Loyalty program and the Spinx mobile app, the company offers its loyal customers savings on fuel and special promotions.

For more information about Spinx or the Spinx Xtras program, visit the company’s website at
www.spinx.com.

 

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As We Reflect on Our Summer Intern Experience…

As our summer internship at Smoak Public Relations comes to an end, we are thrilled to share insight on the experiences we have gained and the things we have learned.  As we enter into a new chapter, we are confident that all we have learned will aid us in our future endeavors within the PR world and beyond.

  • Research
  • Teamwork
  • Writing
  • Designing/Creativity

Research is an important part of the PR industry.   It’s valuable to see the whole process from the beginning stages of research to how specific information is utilized.  From creating databases to studying social media analytics, we realize the importance of accurate, comprehensive research from start to finish.

Our ability to work as a team has been a huge aspect of our internship.  Forming strong relationships with coworkers and clients is crucial in public relations.  By collaborating with the other interns on projects throughout our internship, we learned the true importance of teamwork.

Writing included drafting press releases, social media captions, and blogs which all use distinctive verbiage and strategy. We would have never considered how much attention goes into the voice we are putting into the world.  We will be able to apply the writing skills we learned as we go into our next opportunities and prepare for our careers.

Last, but not least, the design freedom and creativity that Smoak provides their interns with is something that makes this experience incredibly special.  Over the course of the semester, we have been able to show our authentic selves and what we are capable of when given the opportunity to take ownership of a project and ultimately excel.

Our summer internship at Smoak PR is something we have found to be genuinely rewarding. The exposure will prove to be instrumental with pursuing a career within the industry.  We encourage anyone interested in pursuing a career in Public Relations to apply.

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South Carolina Opportunity Zone Summit to be Held October 10th in Greenville, SC

One-day Summit at Greenville Convention Center will Feature U.S. Senator Tim Scott as Guest Speaker

Greenville, SC | July 11, 2019 – The South Carolina Opportunity Zone Summit will be held on Thursday, October 10th, from 9AM to 4PM at the Greenville Convention Center. This one-day summit will provide guests with an exclusive glance at how they can maximize the positive impact of Opportunity Zones throughout South Carolina. Guest speaker, U.S. Senator Tim Scott, along with an array of industry experts, business leaders and community stakeholders will be in attendance at the upcoming summit this fall.

“I am honored to have been invited to speak at the SC Opportunity Zone Summit this fall, and I look forward to discussing the importance of this initiative with guests from across the state,” said U.S. Senator Tim Scott. “Opportunity Zones are fundamental for the economic growth and prosperity of South Carolina.  I applaud the work the SC Opportunity Fund is doing to invest in the infrastructure of our communities.”

SC Opportunity Fund, LLC was founded in 2018 with a focus on investing in high-quality triple bottom line (financial, social, environmental) return Opportunity Zone real estate in South Carolina. Located in Greenville, SC, SC Opportunity Fund seeks to help revitalize communities and stimulate economic growth in cities around South Carolina, while also protecting and growing investor capital.

“I look forward to bringing those interested together to discuss the necessity for investment of Opportunity Zones in South Carolina,” said Mark Elliott, Managing Partner of SC Opportunity Fund.  “I am grateful for the opportunity to build upon a variety of relationships and networks state-wide in order to magnify our impact throughout South Carolina.”

To learn more about the South Carolina Opportunity Zone Summit, please visit scopportunityfund.com.

 ABOUT SC OPPORTUNITY FUND

SC Opportunity Fund, LLC was founded in 2018 with a focus on investing in high-quality triple bottom line (financial, social, environmental) return Opportunity Zone (OZ) real estate in South Carolina. We seek to help revitalize communities and stimulate economic growth in cities around South Carolina, while also protecting and growing investor capital. Located in Greenville, SC we are only focused on triple bottom line OZ investments in SC. Advised by top national OZ experts from accounting firms, real estate and development.

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Spinx Raises $106,000 at 19th Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament

Greenville, S.C. – July 17, 2019 The 19th annual SPINX Charity Classic Golf Tournament took place on Tuesday, May 14th at Greenville Country Club – Chanticleer, Cliffs Mountain Park and Cliffs Valley. The 2019 tournament was one of the largest Spinx has ever hosted and raised a total of $106,000. To date, the SPINX golf tournament has raised over $1.3 Million to help fund 25 charitable organizations.

Representatives from the Spinks family, including Stewart and Steve presented a check to
various beneficiary representatives at the Greenville Drive game on Tuesday, July 15th

“We are honored to host an event that gives us the opportunity to come together with our partners, vendors, and associates to give back to the community we serve,” stated Stewart Spinks, Founder and Chairman of the SPINX Company. “We look forward to hosting the tournament again next year as we celebrate our 20th anniversary!”The beneficiaries for the 2019 tournament include the American Red Cross, the Children’s Museum of the Upstate, Loaves & Fishes, Pendleton Place and Safe Harbor.

ABOUT SPINX – Founded in 1972 in Greenville, S.C., The Spinx Company operates 80 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, and with approximately 1,400 employees, it is the largest privately-held retailer headquartered in the state. Spinx is committed to making life easier by fulfilling people’s everyday needs with fresh, on-the-go food, beverages and other convenience products delivered in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Through the Spinx Xtras Loyalty program and the Spinx mobile app, the company offers its loyal customers savings on fuel and special promotions.

For more information about Spinx or the Spinx Xtras program, visit the company’s website at www.spinx.com.

 

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