Wharton School of Business and Chubb Insurance Name Will Penny a Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance

Will Penny, President of Penny Insurance Agency in Hendersonville, North Carolina, has been awarded the Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance (CAPI) designation from the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Chubb Insurance. Mr. Penny is among a group of only 38 agents this year to receive the certification after completing a one-year intensive educational program on understanding the lifestyle and risk management and insurance needs of successful individuals and families. Created by Wharton and Chubb in 2014, the CAPI program is the first of its kind to focus on a specific...

Giving in Greenville

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are rapidly approaching, and everyone has a huge list of things to do before the end of the year. During all the hustle and bustle it is easy to forget the true spirit of the holidays. However, as we come to the end of the year, it’s a time to reflect on the past 11 months and how lucky we are. For the Flourish team, it is a time to be inspired to give back and reach out to the many organizations that lift up the community and those who...

Flourish Honored with the 2017 Business of Integrity Award

Flourish won the Better Business Bureau® of the Upstate’s 2017 Business of Integrity Award for Community Service in the 1-10 employee category during a ceremony on Thursday, November 9, at the Hilton Greenville. “There are many honors and awards that are wonderful to win,” said Jamie Prince, founder and principal of Flourish. “This—something that recognizes a commitment to the greater community over the course of time, by an organization upholding the highest standards of ethics—is, to me, one of those that make me so grateful we are doing what we’re doing, and that we are the kind of team that...

Timepiece Start-up Famiglia Vaglio Unveils Inaugural Collection of Watches

Direct to consumer model, philanthropic mission marry local design with Swiss-made quality With the holiday season having officially commenced, Famiglia Vaglio, a new, local luxury watch brand in Greenville, S.C., has released its first collection of Swiss-made timepieces. On sale now via the company’s website (vagliowatches.com), the two watches comprising the inaugural collection – The Eterno and The Pilota – reflect quality, resourcefulness and the intersection of style and substance. “These timepieces are a reflection of the passion and ingenuity the Vaglio family emulates,” said Bob (Vaglio) Barreto, founder of Famiglia Vaglio. “We’re looking forward to sharing our family’s legacy...

The Reserve at Lake Keowee’s Men’s Tennis Wins 2017 South Carolina Combo League Championship

The Reserve at Lake Keowee’s men’s 6.5 combo USTA team won the 2017 South Carolina Combo League Championship on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The team’s win qualifies them for the Southern Section event in March 2018. That event’s winner will go on to compete at the National Championships. “The Reserve is immensely proud of its members and their success at the Tennis State Championship this year,” Mike Lissner, The Reserve at Lake Keowee’s Director of Tennis, said. “This win speaks to our evolving tennis program and the amount of work our members are putting in to raise their level...

Flourish Recognized with Nine MarCom Awards

Flourish’s 2017 client work was honored with nine MarCom Awards, including one platinum award, three gold awards and five honorable mentions. “We are excited for our clients and honored to be able to continue to serve them in ways that are recognized at the national and international level,” said Jamie Prince, Flourish’s founder and principal. Flourish received the following awards: Platinum Award Strategic Communications—Communications/PR, Corporate Social Responsibility Coldwell Banker Caine “Caine Cares” The Association of Communications and Marketing Professionals recently featured the Caine Cares campaign by Flourish on its blog. Gold Award Print Media—Special Events, Invitations Converse College Presidential Inauguration...

Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC Recognized Among the Best Law Firms in America®

Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC is ranked as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News—Best Lawyers in America’s 2018 Edition. The firm is honored with a Metropolitan Tier One ranking for Greenville in Criminal Defense—General Practice; Criminal Defense—White Collar; and DUI/DWI Defense. It is also recognized with a Metropolitan Tier Three ranking for Greenville in Litigation-Real Estate; and Real Estate Law. “Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey attorneys have worked tirelessly to establish the best possible service to our clients,” Jim Bannister, Managing Partner, said. “The firm is honored to be recognized as a whole for its dedication to our clients and industry guidelines.” Recognition by...

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...

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