Clemson University Rutland Institute names Joe Riley Jr. James F. Barker Ethics in Action Award honoree

Award Dinner to be Feb. 10, 2018, in Charleston Clemson University’s Rutland Institute for Ethics advisory board has selected Joseph (Joe) P. Riley Jr., former mayor of the City of Charleston, to receive the 2018 James F. Barker Ethics in Action Award. Riley will be recognized at a dinner in his honor on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at The Francis Marion Hotel. “Mayor Riley’s career transcends the unsavory flavor so often associated with politics,” said Kelly Durham, chair of the advisory board of the Rutland Institute for Ethics. “He led by serving others, from the least fortunate to the most...

Blue Ridge Mountain Club Hosts Social Summit for Six Western North Carolina Chambers of Commerce

Event includes preview of community’s Amenity Center Blue Ridge Mountain Club hosted six Chambers of Commerce for a business after-hours event at its new fitness center and event terrace on October 17, a sneak preview of its Amenity Center that will open fully in the spring of 2018. Boasting 180-degree, 50-mile views, the setting in the community’s Village was the largest business/professional gathering Blue Ridge Mountain Club has hosted to date with more than 400 Chamber officials and business professionals from Western North Carolina’s Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Wilkes, Blowing Rock and Boone Counties. Six Blue Ridge Mountain Club families served...

Venus Poe Receives AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

For the sixth consecutive year, personal injury attorney Venus Poe, partner and founder of Venus Poe, PA, has been recognized with an AV-level peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. “I strive to provide the best possible service to my clients and that ultimately depends on my commitment to legal ethics and proficiency. To be recognized in this area by my peers is an honor as well as a criterium I use in the industry as I make peer-to-peer referrals for clients, family and friends in need,” Venus Poe said. An AV rating is the highest possible rating issued by Martindale-Hubbell and means that the lawyer has...

Flourish Adds Sponsor Relations | Account Manager

Flourish, Greenville’s award-winning boutique integrated marketing firm, has expanded its client service team with the addition of Carolina Gross as Sponsor Relations and Account Manager. “Caroline brings so much to our team – deep, local relationships and career experience that marries the mindset of a business owner (which is so key to many of our clients) with that of a seasoned marketing agency account executive,” said Jamie Prince, founder and principal of Flourish. Caroline Gross joins Flourish with ten years of advertising and marketing experience, having worked for Erwin-Penland and Cafe Enterprises locally as well as agencies in Jacksonville, Fla. and...

2017 Rose Ball Beneficiaries Receive $300,000

The 2017 Rose Ball Beneficiaries received $300,000 on behalf of the Charity Ball Board of Greenville at The Beneficiaries Reception at The Greenville Country Club on October 19, 2017. These funds will go toward the beneficiaries’ individual organizational missions, while ultimately affecting positive change within the Greenville community on a mass scale. “We are pleased to have raised this amazing amount of funds for this year’s beneficiaries,” Jennifer Haley, 2017 Rose Ball chairman and Charity Ball Board of Greenville member, said. “As members of the Greenville community we have a responsibility to nurture and support our community and this donation...

Venus Poe Recognized in Nation’s Top One Percent of Attorneys by NADC

Venus Poe was recently named to the National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s (“NADC’s”) top one percent of attorneys for 2017. NADC’s mission is to recognize attorneys who elevate Bar standards and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. “I feel honored to be recognized by my peers,” Venus Poe said. “Every day I focus on providing the best possible service to my clients, so I am thankful that my work ethic is evident.” The National Association of Distinguished Counsel promotes the highest standards of legal excellence. By virtue of the incredible selectivity of its research process, only the elite...

Forty-Third Annual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion Announced

Cycling Event Garners Greenville Health System for a Sophomore Year as Presenting Sponsor Early Bird Registration Opens October 16 The Freewheelers Cycling Association of Spartanburg is pleased to announce the 2018 Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion presented by Greenville Health System is set for Monday, May 14, 2018. This one-day century ride, known as the Southeast’s Premier Cycling Experience, attracts nearly 1,000 cyclists from around the world each year, with a climb of more than 10,000 vertical feet over the course of the ride. Greenville Health System will act as presenting sponsor again this year for “the Beast of...

The Reserve at Lake Keowee Breaks Ground on New Fitness Center

Facility is on schedule to open in early 2018. The Reserve at Lake Keowee has broken ground on its new Fitness Center and is set to open in the first quarter of 2018. The new 5,000 square foot facility is designed by Stephen Fuller Designs and being built by Pyramid Construction, Inc. and will be located less than half a mile from The Orchard House clubhouse and the Village Center – the community’s primary gathering place. (View renderings and a floor plan here.) “The Reserve at Lake Keowee is excited to be moving forward on this project,” said David Fleming,...

VenusPoe.com goes Live

Award-winning personal injury attorney Venus Poe, partner and founder of Venus Poe, PA, has launched a new website: VenusPoe.com. “Our objective with the new site is to create an easy, informative experience for those seeking legal guidance related to our core areas of practice – car, truck or motorcycle accidents; workers’ compensation; and social security disability,” said Venus Poe, the firm’s partner and founder. The site is designed to be device agnostic, and will automatically scale to desktop, tablet and mobile devices. It features an in-depth Video Center and comprehensive Blog, both of which provide regular, purposeful content. About Venus...

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