1,044 Cyclists Tackled The 43rd Annual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell & Marion

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—The 43rd annual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell & Marion presented by the Greenville Health System saw the ascent of approximately 887 cyclists on Mt. Michell and 157 on Marion on Monday, May 15. The 102.7-mile journey is one of the most intense, premier cycling experiences in the Southeast, known as “the Beast of the East”. “The Freewheelers Association is excited and grateful for another successful year of The Assaults, even in spite of this year’s record highs at the summit,” Karl Johnson, Freewheelers Association President, said. “We are honored to put on a ride that fosters camaraderie and promotes...

Local Builders Benefit Homes for Hope in Upstate Expansion

GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Home Builders Association of Greenville’s Rosewood Communities, SK Builders and Cobblestone Builders are building houses for Homes for Hope, expanding the initiative within the Upstate. Homes for Hope, Rosewood Communities, SK Builders and Cobblestone Builders all are members of the HBA of Greenville. Homes for Hope works with home builders to raise money for HOPE International and fight against global poverty through charitable builds. “I am proud of Rosewood Communities, SK Builders and Cobblestone Builders, who are dedicated to donating their time and skill to bettering the global community,” James Speer, APB, 2018 President of the Home Builders...

Jim Bannister and Bruce Bannister Recognized Among 2018 South Carolina Super Lawyers

Greenville, S.C. – James (Jim) Bannister and Bruce Bannister of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC, have been named 2018 Super Lawyers in South Carolina, in the practice areas of criminal law and family law, respectively. Furthermore, James has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Top 25 attorney for the state. Super Lawyers is a rating service comprised of lawyers from 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. As the graphic below illustrates, the patented selection process for Super Lawyers includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.   James W. (Jim) Bannister (view/download...

Flourish Wins Awards for Work with Clemson and Feed & Seed

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Flourish’s 2018 client work was recently honored with one Mercury Award and one Silver Wing Award from the South Carolina Public Relations Society of America (SCPRSA). “Clemson University’s ‘Eclipse Over Clemson’ free viewing party for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse attracted about 50,000 to campus,” Jim Melvin, communications director for the College of Science at Clemson University, said. “Despite its high level of complexity, the event went off without a hitch, in large part due to Flourish’s innovation and hard work. The Flourish team was a pleasure to work with – from start to finish.” Flourish’s Eclipse Over Clemson was...

Blue Ridge Mountain Club’s Summer Soulstice Set for June 23

Weekend festivities will introduce the community’s Amenity Center BLOWING ROCK, N.C. – Blue Ridge Mountain Club (BRMC) will open its gates to the public on Saturday, June 23 to kick-off the season with its annual Summer Soulstice event hosted on the Great Lawn located at Watson Gap Village. BRMC also plans to unveil the newly-completed Amenity Center—which is poised to be the true social center of the thriving and vibrant community—including the new Jasper Clubhouse and Lookout Grill, the Ascent Wellness & Fitness Center and the Great Lawn during the weekend’s festivities. “We invite friends and families to ring in...

$601,745 Awarded by Greenville Women Giving at Annual Meeting

Total Grants Surpass $5.4 Million GREENVILLE, S.C.—Greenville Women Giving, a 560-member local philanthropic organization, awarded $601,745 in grants last evening during its annual meeting at the Embassy Suites Verdae.  Since its founding in 2006, Greenville Women Giving has granted more than $5.4 million to 80 Greenville County nonprofits in five areas: Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Health and Human Services. The Greenville Women Giving 2018 Grant Awardees are as follows: FAVOR – Faces and Voices of Recovery ($100,000 over two years): To expand FAVOR’s substance abuse recovery program into the previously unserved Nicholtown community. GATEWAY HOUSE ($100,000 over two years):...

The Heirloom Companies to Illuminate Demo Row at Artisphere

GREENVILLE, S.C.— The Heirloom Companies will demonstrate some of its original crafting techniques and showcase its custom lighting collection at Artisphere, this May 11-13. Heirloom’s tent can be found on Demo Row between Broad Street and the Reedy River Bridge on Main Street in downtown Greenville. “We are very excited to participate in this year’s Artisphere and I encourage you to join us for an exclusive, inside look at how we do what we do, flames and all,” Ben Moseley, Head of Operations for The Heirloom Companies, said. The Heirloom Companies’ artisans will demonstrate its original textured bronze technique that...

The Heirloom Companies Wins Two Awards at Fifth Annual Bridge Awards Gala

The Heirloom Companies Wins Two Awards at Fifth Annual Bridge Awards Gala GREENVILLE, S.C.— The Heirloom Companies was recently honored for its skill and leadership at the Home Builders Association of Greenville’s 2017 Bridge Awards Gala presented by GBS Building Supply on Thursday, April 26. The company was recognized with the Best Special Feature Award for its Outdoor Grilling Station & Trellis at an Upstate residence and Ben Moseley, Heirloom’s Head of Operations, was honored with the Committee Chairman Award for his dedication to the HBA of Greenville. “This past year we saw incredible works produced by the best teams...

HBA of Greenville Names Congressman Jeff Duncan a Defender of Housing

GREENVILLE, S.C.— Congressman Jeff Duncan, representing South Carolina’s third congressional district, was honored by the Home Builders Association of Greenville with the Defender of Housing Award, acknowledging him as a forward-thinking federal legislator who recognizes housing’s significant role within the U.S. economy. “Jeff Duncan understands the key national issues facing home builders and remodelers here in the Upstate,” James Speer, APB, 2018 President of the Home Builders Association and partner in CarsonSpeer Builders, said. “We commend him for supporting pro-housing policies such as removing needless regulatory barriers that drive up the cost of housing and make it more difficult for...

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