Newsletter Writing 101

by Allison Hall Drew, Development Specialist   As flourish’s work within the non-profit community expands, so does our involvement in fundraising. In a fast paced, online world, we as fundraisers are continually challenged with the best way to reach out to our giving communities. Face-to-face relationship building is still the best approach to show gratitude and need, but more and more organizations are getting online to manage their campaigns.   A very popular method of outreach is with an eNewsletter. This can be extremely useful method! It gives you the ability to reach a large number of people within your...

The Right to Remain Silent

Contributed editorial written by James W. Bannister   In October 2017, George Papadopolous, a former Trump campaign advisor, pled guilty to giving false information to federal investigators. Two months later, Michael Flynn, the former national security advisor, also pled guilty to the same charge. Both of the interviews that resulted in these false statements were given voluntarily by Papadopolous and Flynn after each individual willingly waived his right to remain silent. These are two of the many examples of high-profile pleas in the world of criminal defense work. For the person in question, it brings to mind the Arab proverb,...

Will Penny Celebrates 25 Years with Penny Insurance Agency

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.—Will Penny, president of Penny Insurance Agency, celebrates his 25th year at the company. Penny is a graduate of Wofford College and was awarded a Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance (CAPI) designation in 2017 from the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Chubb Insurance.   Since 1931, Penny Insurance Agency has been dedicated to providing outstanding insurance services to the families and businesses of Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. It has prided itself in being able to offer a complete line of insurance coverage from homeowners’ insurance to business...

Demonstrations for the 2019 Anderson Home & Garden Expo Announced

GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Home Builders Association of Anderson has announced the following demonstrations at the 2019 Anderson Home & Garden Expo. Demonstrations at the expo are as follows:   A playhouse provided by Liberty Storage A water filtration demonstration given by Gateway Supply Adult DIY demonstrations and workshops for kids provided by The Home Depot. Wine and chocolate pairings taught by The Kitchen Emporium A kids DIY project hosted by Collins Landscape A cooking demonstration given by Concierge on Call A firetruck and smokehouse provided by the Anderson Fire Department   The 2019 Anderson Home & Garden Expo will take place...

Attorney James Bannister Recognized as one of the 2019 South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law honorees

Greenville, S.C.– James (Jim) Bannister, Managing Partner of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC, has been recognized as one of the 2019 South Carolina Lawyers Weekly“Leadership in Law” honorees. This award recognizes attorneys from across the Palmetto State who have achieved success in their law practice, made a contribution to society, and have had an impact on the legal profession.   Mr. Bannister is a member of the South Carolina Bar, Federal Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has been honored among Greenville’s Legal Elite for criminal defense each year the award...

Prisma Health Named as Presenting Sponsor for Forty-Fourth Annual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—The Freewheelers Cycling Association of Spartanburg is pleased to announce Prisma Health as its 44thAnnual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion presenting sponsor. The ride will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 in downtown Spartanburg, S.C. and will last from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.   Prisma Health is the new, unified brand of both Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health, who have “come together as a new, not-for-profit, multiregional health organization that is designed to improve the health and well-being of the communities they serve.”   “Prisma Health is proud to be presenting sponsor, once again, of...

Oysters and Cornbread and Chili, Oh My!

On January18, 2019, flourish had the privilege of producing the 8thAnnual Shuck-A-Rama for the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina (BIASC) in the Downtown Historic District of Charleston, S.C.   This outside, covered event was held at the Visitor Center Bus, which was transformed from a driveway for tourist busses into a low-country spectacle. With the use of burlap linens, lanterns, and greenery adorned with oyster garland, the venue had become a spectacular sight for anyone passing by on that crisp January evening.     The entertainment, provided by the Bluestone Ramblers, was a sublime addition to this low-country, oyster-themed...

Big Success at 8th Annual Shuck-A-Rama Benefiting the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C.—The Brain Injury Association of South Carolina (BIASC) brought in more than $22,500 in revenue at its 8thAnnual Shuck-A-Rama oyster roast on Friday, January 18. More than 230 patrons from across Charleston attended the event and lent critical support to BIASC so that it, in turn, can help persons with brain injuries and their families through prevention, research, education and advocacy.   “Thank you to everyone who came out to this year’s Shuck-a-Rama at the Visitor Center Bus Shed. The support of the Charleston community at the event was overwhelming,” says Joyce Davis, Executive Director of the Brain Injury Association...

Greenville Country Club to Host Morgan Lucas Junior Golf Championship

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Greenville Country Club (GCC) is set to host the Morgan Lucas Junior Championship at its award-winning Chanticleer golf course on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24, 2019. The Morgan Lucas Junior Championship is administered by the South Carolina Junior Golf Association for the top juniors in the state.   Greenville Country Club hosts this event in honor of Tommy Lucas and Jimmy Morgan III, the sons of two past GCC members, who tragically passed away in the summer of 1933. To keep their memory alive, an annual golf tournament was established and has been played for over 60...

The Heart of a Champion

by Jamie Prince In the story of the anointing of David to become King of Israel, Samuel carries out the orders of the Lord, although it is clear that David is a most unusual choice to be king. The Bible describes him as the eighth and youngest son of Jesse, a sheep farmer in the town of Bethlehem. “He was ruddy” (1 Samuel 16:12) and, when Samuel arrived at Jesse’s home, was not with the rest of the family but in the field tending the sheep. He was a poet and a musician. He was underestimated by his family: “Jesse...

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