Ten at the Top to Host Hughes Investments Grant Workshop

Greenville, S.C.— Ten at the Top (TATT) invites potential Hughes Investment grant applicants to the Hughes Investments Elevate Upstate Community Vibrancy Grant Workshop which is set to take place on Wednesday, June 27 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Ten at the Top office. This is an informative workshop to help potential applicants put together a persuasive grant application. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our potential applicants to garner the tools and insight to fully maximize their applications,” Dean Hybl, TATT’s Executive Director, said. “If any Upstate residents are interested in receiving funding for community-oriented programs that promote...

Local Business Supports Walnut Cove in Raising Over $325,000 for Area Charities

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.—The Walnut Cove Members Association Weekend of Giving, sponsored in part by Penny Insurance Agency, raised over $325,000 for western North Carolina Charities. Will Penny, President of Penny Insurance Agency, and his wife, Lynn Penny, are Walnut Cove members and have sponsored the weekend for the past three years. “We are very proud to be a part of the Walnut Cove membership and for the opportunity to support such a wonderful cause,” Will Penny said. “It is great to see that these funds raised will go directly back into our local community to help those who need it most.”...

Flourish Promotes Katie Beliles

Greenville, S.C. –Flourish announced today the promotion of its team member Katie Beliles to Account Manager.   Beliles has been with the company 18 months in the role of Account Coordinator, in which she served on multiple clients’ service teams in the areas of content development, public relations practitioner and social media management.   Originally from Orange County, Calif., Beliles moved to Greenville, S.C., in 2017 after graduation from the University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences. She is an active member of the Junior League of Greenville.   About Flourish Founded in 2009 in Greenville, S.C., Flourish...

The Garden Party: Cancer Survivors Park Grand Opening

The Cancer Survivors Park had its Grand Opening Garden Party Gala on Saturday, June 2. The Garden Party was a lovely event intended to introduce many members to the nine-million-dollar park honoring and celebrating cancer survivors. “We are thrilled to unveil the park with such an enchanting event,” said Tom Bates, Board President of the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance. “We are delighted to host this special celebration which will include many of the countless donors, sponsors and survivors who have made this grand opening possible. In anticipation of the party, we are receiving an enthusiastic response by a large number...

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):...

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