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Sharon & Thomas Webber

hen she started her family, Sharon Webber decided to “stop” working—so she left her career as a public school speech-language pathologist (SLP) and along with her husband Thomas, a local attorney, launched a multimillion-dollar business instead.

Launched as a part-time venture from the Webbers’ dining room table, Super Duper has evolved into a full-time passion for both Sharon and Thomas. To ensure every day’s an adventure, the company is now headquartered in “The Castle,” a whimsical complex comprising themed rooms, a 1950s style café, even an employee’s lounge complete with pool tables and massaging chairs.

5201 PELHAM ROAD GREENVILLE 864.288.3536 www.superduperinc.com EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

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Super Duper Publications grew out of Sharon’s experience as an SLP who designed and illustrated many of her own supplemental teaching tools. These custom creations, popular amongst colleagues as well as students, practically begged for a bigger audience. Thus, in 1986, the Webbers began producing fun, easy-to-use educational materials for speech-language pathologists and, eventually, reading specialists, LD educators, occupational therapists and parents.

They started small, of course—just two workbooks, two sets of reward stickers, one mailing list—but the market proved eager for innovative teaching tools and today Super Duper Publications is a leading producer of supplemental therapy materials for kids with a variety of special educational needs. Products range from books to games to software to assessment materials.

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Sharon and Thomas Webber have six children in girl-boy-girl-boy-girl-boy order.

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Publisher |

Editorial Advisor |

Director of Operations/HR |

Director of Advertising |

Controller |

Production Manager |

Client Services Managers |

Mark B. Johnston 679.1225 Douglas J. Greenlaw Alan P. Martin 679.1224 Sandra L. Peirce 679.1236 Terry S. Boger 679.1229 Holly Hardin 679.1221 Amy Elliott

Anita Harley

Who do you count on?

Jane Rogers

That’s an important question in our everyday lives, and it extends to the people we choose to do business with. On the following pages are the stories of people who run businesses in our community. They are people you can count on. You can tell it from their stories. You can tell it because they want you to know their stories.

Accounting Coordinator |

They demonstrate all those characteristics we look for in the people we want to do business with: trust, commitment, fun, energy, excitement. It is all about building relationships with people, a key element in establishing an enduring and successful business. One of the things I have found most fascinating since relocating from the metro DC market 12 years ago is the entrepreneurial spirit here and the deep commitment to community. We are fortunate to live in such a wonderful area. These are challenging times. Local businesses face increased competition not just locally, but also from catalogs and Internet shopping. And that was true even before the problems in the economy began. Some local businesses have closed. The businesses in Behind The Counter are here and their owners want to know you better. They live and work here. They are our neighbors and friends that continue to commit themselves to local causes and events. Most of these businesses depend exclusively on the Upstate for sales. Local business means local jobs. Local taxes paid by businesses and their customers support local schools and ensure our future. Keeping talent in the Upstate helps attract new business. The variety of businesses here, the personal service owners provide, and their involvement in the community are priceless.

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Sales Administration manager |

Clarice Hanly 679.1230 David Robinson 679.1240 Katherine Elrod

Drake J. Gribbin Marketing Representatives | Donna Johnston Nancy Long Pam Putman Sherri Rogers Lenette Sprouse

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Kristy M. Adair

Michael Allen Joel Newcomer BTC PHOTOGRAPHERS |

Carri Bass www.carribass.com

Kris Decker www.firewaterphotography.com Monica Parkkonen www.myimagesbymonica.com Carol Stewart www.carolbstewartphotography.com Stephen Vitosky www.StephenVitosky.com

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Samantha Harris sharris@communityjournals.com

Amanda Hill athill28@bellsouth.net

Gary Hyndman ghyndman@charter.net Diane Jackson dianehjackson@bellsouth.net Leigh Savage lgsavage@bellsouth.net Jan Scalisi jmscalisi@bellsouth.net Allison Walsh writeupyourali@charter.net

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Greenville, SC 29601 Phone: 864-679-1200 Fax: 864-467-9809 communityjournals.com

We hope you find Behind The Counter interesting, fun and informative. We also hope you find local businesses that have just what you need. Use our behindthecounteronline.com Web site to e-mail referrals to friends or associates. Shopping local matters. Make your dollar count and count on these business owners.

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About the Cover Welcome to the 2010 Behind The Counter, an up-close look at the people who keep some of your favorite businesses in the Upstate running.

Sandra L. Peirce Advertising Director PS: Mention to business owners you saw them here. Many are camera-shy and will appreciate the encouragement.

This year’s cover was photographed by TJ Getz.


David Crigler, C. Dan Joyner & Danny Joyner

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e’s a hometown boy dedicated to helping everyone else find a home here, too.

C. Dan Joyner has always focused on more than merely selling houses—indeed, he’s worked tirelessly to create a thoroughly livable community for all. Voluntarism is his passionate avocation, with organizations such as United Way, March of Dimes, Community Foundation, Peace Center, Greenville Chamber—and of course Furman, C. Dan’s beloved alma mater—all benefiting from his energetic enthusiasm.

C. Dan’s leadership team includes his son Danny, Senior VP and General Manager/Commercial Division; his son-in-law David Crigler, Senior VP and General Manager/Residential Division; and Evelyn Young, VP of Prudential C. Dan Joyner & Young. The company has 12 offices in the Upstate along with a strong Internet presence at www.cdanjoyner.com. Truly a name you can trust—and people you can count on!

12 OFFICES THROUGHOUT THE UPSTATE EXECUTIVE OFFICE: 745 N. PLEASANTBURG DRIVE GREENVILLE 864.242.6650 www.cdanjoyner.com REAL ESTATE

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C. Dan founded his company in 1964 following a stint in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps. Over the course of a long, storied career, his name became synonymous with honesty, integrity and dedication: “C. Dan Joyner”

stands for a philosophy of uncompromising service and unsurpassed success. His company has long led the Upstate in residential sales; even in this challenging real estate market, more buyers and sellers choose to call one of his 380 agents “My REALTOR.”

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C. Dan was president of the student body of ‘59 at Furman University.

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The Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC)

was founded in 1973 to preserve and expand the cultural arts of Greenville. MAC advances the area’s economic vitality by providing funding and other professional services that enable a strong community of artists and organizations to create, produce and present the arts. Since 1990, MAC has awarded well over $2 million to the thriving arts community, and MAC’s many programs, including Greenville Open Studios, provide opportunities for the area’s most talented visual artists. With a $50 or more donation to MAC, you will receive a 2010 ArtCard which entitles you to buy-one-get-one-free tickets at virtually all the performing arts venues in Greenville including Carolina Ballet Theatre, Centre Stage, Greenville Chorale, Greenville Little Theatre, Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Peace Center, * South Carolina Children’s Theatre and The Warehouse Theatre. In just two uses, the ArtCard pays for itself, and using it is a great way to save money while sampling some fantastic arts events.

At MAC, we Make the Arts Count.

*Applies to select shows only, call (864) 467-3000 for details. Bottom row, from left: Kim Sholly, Projects Director; Alan Ethridge, Executive Director; Elizabeth Rouprich, Arts Education Director; Heather Magruder, Arts Integration Coordinator; Susan Elliot, Administrative Intern. Thanks to Andy Warhol for the concept and for Marilyn.


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combined financial support of Greenville County and private sector investors, GADC client services include site selection, incentive negotiation and strategic alignment between client companies and local businesses. Support at the local level is paramount to our success and the Greer team is one of the very best. Pictured below are Greer City Manager Ed Driggers, Greer Development Corporation Executive Director Reno Deaton, Spartanburg Economic Futures Group Executive Vice President Carter Smith and GADC staff members Jerry Howard, Kevin Landmesser, Tavia Gaddy, Jim Hill, Tony Smith, Patsy McBride and Mimi Ackerman.

233 N. MAIN ST., SUITE 250 GREENVILLE 864.235.2008 goGADC.com ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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uilding collaboration is what the Greenville Area Development Corporation is all about. Providing top flight project management services to our clients is predicated on relationships across a multitude of political and economic development jurisdictions. The city of Greer and its surrounding service area is a mainstay in our arsenal of most desirable locations for new and expanding businesses. Spanning both Greenville and Spartanburg counties, Greer offers prime locations for businesses, a skilled workforce as well as an excellent quality of life that includes a variety of cultural and recreational amenities. Through the

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The GADC staff has over 100 years of combined experience in local community and economic development.

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INNOVATE. COMMERCIALIZE. GROW.

NEXT INNOVATION CENTER NEXT is a community of innovators seizing the opportunity to redefine how growing businesses are built, and fueling that growth to the next level. The NEXT Innovation Center, located in downtown Greenville along the Reedy River, is the Upstate hub for NEXT member companies to collaborate and connect. A place to help you be nimble, competitive, and resilient—in the middle of a community of thinkers, creators, business builders; and with the space, leasing options and infrastructure to facilitate growth.

NWN Corporation Ken Brower

ProActive Technology

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Peter Waldschmidt

Among its many advantages, perhaps the most practical is the ability to scale up and down within the confines of the same building.

Bradley Smith

Servosity

Northgate Labs

NEXT

The NEXT Innovation Center pays for itself. Through collaboration at NEXT, we have increased our revenue and company value.

With companies here complementary to Northgate, there is no other facility in the Upstate where private firms can be exposed to each other in a ‘made-to-collaborate’ environment like NEXT.

Working among creative, inspired, high-energy people in downtown Greenville on the Reedy River close to restaurants and the park – this is a great place to thrive!

Damien Stevens

Hughes Development Corp. Bob Hughes

The collective talent here ensures that everybody receives more than just shelter – it’s a community that nurtures and nourishes its members. It’s a treat to see the creativity and collaboration that abounds.

Merge

Adam Landrum

There is an energy with all these creative people under one roof. We feed off that by sharing ideas, supporting and celebrating each other’s successes.

Jeff Papenfus

The center enables us to build upon our ideas and create solutions with other like-minded entrepreneurs. It’s the place to be for company-builders.

Brenda Laakso

Vigilix

Lab21 Inc

Infrastructure, flexibility make the Center the obvious place for us. Having access to individuals and companies who face similar business issues dramatically improves our chance of success.

The NEXT Innovation Center, with its high energy, collaborative environment, is the perfect location for Lab21 Inc, a dynamic company with ambitious plans, to take the states by storm.

Andrew Kurtz

Upstate Carolina Angel Network

Michael Bolick

Promopipeline LLC Colin Martin

Collaboration with peers and a cool, flexible space made it ideal for Merge to relocate to the NEXT Innovation Center.

Matt Dunbar

Interaction between entrepreneurs and angel investors is critical in driving our economy – we couldn’t be located in a better place.

The value of being here: Collaboration. At NEXT, I have moved the business needle at a pace and distance that was previously impossible. Truly awesome.

Michelin Development Co.

Singlepoint, Inc.

OnPoint

In the NIC, you are always in the midst of thinkers and creators. Their gears are always turning on entrepreneurial endeavors and what better audience to discuss ideas and solicit advice.

In providing full office amenities, OnPoint wants business owners to focus on what they do best. It is incredible to be surrounded by so many creative and entrepreneurial individuals.

John Tully

Our mission: create quality, sustainable jobs – perfectly aligned with the Center’s objectives. The spirit and collaboration here helps us take the Michelin Development program to a new level.

Peter Barth

Brian Clark


Benefits

Photography by: Erin Peckham/Merge

• Convenient downtown Greenville on the Reedy River; walking distance to Main Street, RiverPlace; on Greenway/Trail System; on Bus Line • Fully furnished cubicles, single offices designed for immediate use by start-up and relocating businesses, as well as space for corporate headquarters—with flexible leasing options • Located within the federal HUB Zone • Eight conference rooms to accommodate from a handful up to 40 people • Collaborative space with writable walls • Two Nintendo Wii rooms for intense competition and thought-provoking dialogue • Community café • Technological infrastructure—phones, Internet, electrical—is built for quick, easy expansion to accommodate your growth • Shower facilities, bike racks, on-site parking www.greenvillenext.com

WHAT’S NEXT? THINK OF US AS AN ECOSYSTEM DESIGNED TO SUPPORT FAST-GROWING HIGH TECH IN THE UPSTATE AND BEYOND. • Access to concierge services: a portal to government, infrastructure, real estate, education, angel and venture capital, professional resources and a trained workforce. • Access to a community of experienced entrepreneurs, professionals, and community leaders • Access to process of advocacy for infrastructure needed to help NEXT entrepreneurs thrive (ie.: NEXT Innovation Center, Greenville business license abatement, funding launch of Upstate Carolina Angel Network, support of advocacy of city, county, state incentives to attract and retain high impact knowledge based companies) • Access to the NEXT Talent Portal on NEXT website • Company profile, company web page on the NEXT website • Ability to post press releases • Invitations to members-only networking events • Participation in CEO best practice forums www.nextupstatesc.org 7


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Courtyard Downtown Team

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he outstanding management team at the new Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Greenville arrived at the same location following different paths, but each wanted to be a part of the exciting new development. DOWNTOWN Across from the Peace Center

50 W. BROAD ST. GREENVILLE 864.451.5700 www.MarriottCourtyardGreenville.com HOTEL

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General Manager Glen Williams and Sales Director Beth Harris make the transition from the Hampton Inn & Suites RiverPlace. They are joined by Assistant General Manager Stephanie Mitchell from the Hampton Inn Columbia and Sales Manager Michael Bonasia, formerly of the Greenville Drive. The sales team of Beth Harris and Michael Bonasia is busy reserving rooms and promoting the hotel, while

Glen Williams and Stephanie Mitchell are ordering everything from hotel sheets to alarm clocks! “We all have the same goal,” says Glen. “We want to make the Courtyard the best hotel in Greenville.” The hotel features the newest concept in lobby design, including the GoBoard, an interactive touch screen for guests to access important news, weather and travel information. The 135 rooms equipped with HDTV and high speed internet access, a state-of-the-art fitness center, Nantucket Seafood Grill and the vibrant green space outside guarantee the hotel will live up to its motto, “The Soul of a City in the Heart of Downtown.”

The Courtyard Greenville Downtown will be the first US Marriott property to use solar power for its water heating system.


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move back to her hometown of Greenville four years ago uncovered an unforeseen passion for Leigh Holloway when she began work as the Sales Assistant for the Hampton Inn & Suites RiverPlace during its opening in 2006.

Being a part of downtown’s ongoing revitalization is exciting for Holloway and her team. The boutiquestyle inn has plans to begin incorporating local flavors of Greenville including an art wall featuring quarterly local art submissions with Greenville centered themes. Other additions will integrate Italian accents inspired by Greenville’s sister city, Bergamo, Italy. Bicycles available next month will allow guests ease of access to the countless shops and restaurants in the WestEnd and beyond.

171 RIVERPLACE GREENVILLE 864.271.8700 Hamptoninnandsuitesgreenville.com HOTEL

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Leigh felt an immediate connection with the vision of Hilton Hotels, best summed by the founder, Conrad Hilton, in a statement he made over 90 years ago: “It has been, and continues to be, our responsibility to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality.” Holloway believes this is the team’s task today, stating, “If each member of our team pursues this mission with great enthusiasm, we create a contagious culture of hospitable service, creating unparalleled

experiences and invaluable memories; perhaps we change lives.”

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Leigh uses a background in psychology to help understand guests’ needs.

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Looking for expert help in buying or selling real estate? Whether it’s out of the mouths of babes, or simply word of mouth, the name on everyone’s lips is . . . Joan Herlong, The Number One Realtor in the Upstate’s Number One Realty Company | AugustaRoad.com | 864-679-5908


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The Greenville First Team rofessional, welcoming, and dedicated to client-first service – that’s how the bankers at Greenville First Bank describe their unique brand of community banking.

Greenville First was started by local banker Art Seaver 10 years ago. The Parkway location opened in March 2005 with differences clients notice the minute they arrive – a friendly environment, a personal greeting, refreshments, with television and newspapers available.

“We want to be the bank of choice for the Parkway community,” says Senior Vice President Rob Reeves. “Our goal is to extend our community outreach.” Fifteen staff members currently volunteer as reading tutors at elementary schools. The bank has grown to 5th in market share in Greenville County, the largest deposit market in South Carolina. “Clients choose us because we’re relationship-oriented,” Rob explains. Pictured below are Rob Reeves, Jacquelyn Messier, Dianne Long, Tiffany Beesley, Jane Saltz and William Johnston.

1900 WOODRUFF ROAD 2125 AUGUSTA ROAD 307 THE PARKWAY 100 VERDAE BLVD. www.greenvillefirst.com BANK

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The personal attention continues, with a team of bankers dedicated to each client. Guided by Christian principles, the bank strives to exceed

customer expectations with great service and a strong commitment to the local community.

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Rob Reeves has chaired the Blade Junior Golf Classic for 10 years.

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Candace & David Garner

27 S. PLEASANTBURG DRIVE, SUITE 20 FOREST PARK SHOPPING CENTER GREENVILLE

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f succeeding 31 years in the same local business has taught Candace Garner two things, it’s that change is crucial to economic growth, and the harder you work, the luckier you get.

www.garnersnaturallife.com

With deep roots in Greenville’s health-conscious community, Garner’s Natural Life emerged last year as “the little company that could”—or shall we say did—dream big and thrive during a faltering economy. Candace and her oldest son, David, refused to let fear or circumstances get in the way of their family’s vision for Garner’s future.

ORGANIC VITAMINS, HERBS & BODY CARE

Candace and David both understand the key to Garner’s longevity and wild popularity isn’t just

864.242.4856 MON.-SAT. 9AM-9PM; SUN. 11AM-7PM

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what they sell, but how they sell it. Offering the most extensive selection of highest quality organic vitamins, herbs and body care in the Upstate means little if customers don’t also receive the education and personal attention they’ve come to expect at Garner’s. Creating a fun, inspiring work environment has allowed General Manager Susan Clark and a longterm team of wellness professionals to rival what some say are the best in the country. Garner’s Natural Life has evolved into a charming, cutting-edge wellness center which shines above the competition in product knowledge, nutrition experience and—above all—the ability to keep customers very, very happy.

David’s grandmother and father opened the first Garner’s out of a rented trailer in 1969.


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ifelong Greenville resident Jacob Mann has weathered all types of storms. But even when it’s raining outside, staying positive and optimistic is the key to success – and that’s exactly why Jacob has been so successful in his career. “We need to focus on the bright future not only for the real estate industry but for Greenville as well,” says Jacob. “Greenville is such a great city and I am very proud to call it home. I have seen such tremendous growth and am excited to be doing what I love – helping residents sell their home and assisting them with finding their perfect new one.”

Having been a top producer in selling residential real estate for Coldwell Banker Caine every year since 2005, Jacob attributes his achievement to hard work and a positive attitude. He also credits his success to his assistant, Mary Claytor Johnston, who happens to be his sister. Jacob is very passionate about what he does and gives 110% to each one of his clients when buying or selling their home. Jacob “The Mann” is very active in the community and local charities, but family is what is most important to Jacob and he loves spending time with his beautiful wife, Elizabeth, and their three young boys.

111 WILLIAMS ST. GREENVILLE 864.325.MANN (6266) www.jacobmanngreenville.com www.coldwellbankercaine.com

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RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE

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T 1618 AUGUSTA RD., 864.235.0446 1318 STALLINGS RD., 864.322.6274 3715 E. NORTH ST., 864.244.3844 GREENVILLE MON.-SAT. 9AM-7PM LIQUOR STORES

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Tony Vander Wood

ony Vander Wood’s job is about helping people have fun, so he makes sure he and his staff have fun doing it. Nineteen years ago, he opened his first package store, knowing very little about the industry. Now, with three busy stores, he knows that great customer service and competitive prices are the keys to his success. While national chains offer stiff competition, Tony is proud of his Greenville-based businesses and has found that his loyal clientele appreciates the knowledge and friendliness of his local staff of 16 employees. Though he does brisk business with individual buyers, he’s also expanded his focus to providing beverages for

200 Upstate restaurants and bars, a challenge he enjoys meeting. “We’re the largest restaurant and bar supplier in the Upstate,” he says, and he sees the area as a continuing growth area as restaurants and bars flourish. When he isn’t working, Tony says his three girls, ages 12, 10 and 4, “keep me hopping.” He’s active in his neighborhood, Botany Woods, helping out with the neighborhood association and swim team. He takes pride in his hometown, participating in AdoptA-Highway to maintain the beauty of the area and serving as a charter member of the Wade Hampton High School Alumni Association.

Tony’s 10-year-old daughter was the only girl in the league playing football for the Taylors Falcons.


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Karla Kelley & Trey MacDonald t has been said, “The harder you work, the luckier you get.”

Hard work has certainly paid off for Karla Kelley and Trey MacDonald. These energetic entrepreneurs have turned Complete Commercial Solutions into a property services powerhouse with an impressive and expanding portfolio. “We give Class A service to every client,” Karla says. “Going above and beyond is all in a day’s work.”

As long-time family friends—and golf addicts, too— Karla and Trey appreciate opportunities to mix golf with work. They support various benefit tournaments and even sponsor one of their own. Off the course, it’s evident the value these two place on their client relationships. “Our clients become friends – we really enjoy their company!” they chime in. CCS’s winning formula is no secret: take a great friendship and complementary skills; add a strong business plan, excellent employees and savvy technology; then work long, hard hours.

3620 PELHAM ROAD, #343 GREENVILLE 864.329.9277 www.completecommercialsolutions.com COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SERVICES

True luck, after all, is having work you love.

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CCS offers innovative solutions for all aspects of commercial care: general maintenance, renovations, environmental services, and more. Clients range from healthcare and industrial facilities to high-rise office buildings… and everything in between.

“There’s nothing a building owner or property manager requires that we can’t provide,” says Trey.

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This photo was taken in the trophy room of Gary Player headquarters (a client that they are proud to serve).

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Brad & Cindy Thompson

136 RESERVE DRIVE PIEDMONT 864.505.2252 www.1stchoicecustomhomes.com CUSTOM HOME BUILDER

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rad and Cindy Thompson know that understanding the homeowner is the first step to building a great home. They share a unique relationship with each homeowner that is a direct reflection of the commitment they have in building the best home possible - on time and on budget. First Choice Custom Homes was created on a solid foundation of experience more than 20 years ago. Specializing in upscale custom properties, they have a proven reputation for excellent craftsmanship, distinctive design features, unique architectural elements and amazing client-builder relationships. Brad is a hands-on builder who uses superior building materials and techniques in each stage of

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the homebuilding process. Cindy brings a passion for design and the ability to evolve the style of today’s home both inside and out. This combination along with a shared vision of impeccable service, makes for compelling results. First Choice continues to thrive as the area’s leading builder, thanks to enthusiastic referrals from clients in top-tier communities such as Kingsbridge, Kilgore Plantation, River Reserve and Thornblade. Born and raised in Concord, N.C., Brad and Cindy are high school sweethearts who, even after 24 years of marriage, still live like they just met. They enjoy fishing, traveling and spending time with their son Anthony.

Brad and Cindy have a French bulldog named Talley Jo who has a wardrobe that rivals Carrie Underwood’s.


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Group’s mantra: use communication to make you stand out. For 7 years they’ve put the sizzle in marketing, PR and communication to differentiate organizations and fatten their bottom lines. Owner Holly Rollins and Social Media/SEO Partner Scott Stevens say new tools such as Facebook are just another sophisticated smoke signal; another essential part of PR. They stress: businesses need to embrace digital communication or they will be as marketable as the once lauded pager.

10x’s niches include economic/workforce development, non-profits, Millennials, health, construction, and advanced manufacturing. 10x teams with more than 10 professionals to make businesses stand out – in a world not standing still.

104 W. BRoAd St. GReenville 864.420.1127 www.10-xgroup.com

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Rollins has a substantial background in results-driven communication and PR with community leaders and industry. Her experience spans marketing and

economic development at the Greenville Chamber, global health care marketing and web management, then more economic development marketing as one of the Upstate Alliance founders. Stevens, with more than 12 years in web design and business strategy, is a soughtafter search engine optimization and social media expert. He has helped clients such as the Greater Greer Chamber experience a 100%-plus increase in their web site traffic and social media presence.

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The Herlong Bates Burnett Team 28 GLOBAL DRIVE, SUITE 102 GREENVILLE 864.527.0424 www.herlongbatesburnett.com INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENCY

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here’s only one policy at Herlong Bates Burnett Insurance: Put the client first.

This singular focus has grown the firm into the Upstate’s preferred one-stop shop for all things insurance: business, personal, life and health. As a full-service independent agency, Herlong Bates Burnett carries insurance products from a variety of trusted sources, thus guaranteeing clients the choice and flexibility necessary to meet their specific needs while also ensuring the most value for every dollar. Michael Herlong envisioned just such an insurance agency—one dedicated to competitive rates with personalized service—when he set out a shingle in May 2002. Like-minded partners Tom Bates and John

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Burnett came aboard in ’04 and ’08, respectively, and the trio’s complementary expertise includes a combined 83 years in the industry. Christine Jordan, Personal Lines account manager, makes the process of choosing the right home and auto insurance as easy as possible by offering quick quote turnarounds and periodic reviews to ensure coverage keeps pace with changing needs. Though their agency is thriving, Michael, Tom and John are never too busy to give back to the community by working with organizations ranging from Greenville Sertoma Club to Big Brothers/Big Sisters to Downtown Rotary. Pictured (L-R) are Michael, Christine, Tom and John.”

During the Great Depression, Tom’s mother, a pianist at The Poinsett Hotel, played during what was properly referred to as “the dinner hour.”


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Sherry Smid and Louise Ryan ore than once, while shopping overseas, Sherry Smid has purchased an intriguing piece of inventory for her store … and then taken it home instead!

“Oh, my house could be a Trade Route showroom,” she admits with a laugh. Even so, there’s plenty in this eclectic establishment to entice the rest of us, too: a compelling array of imported furniture and accessories, every unique piece handmade. All items have been hand-selected and brought back to Greenville by Sherry and Louise. Sherry fell in love with Asian-inspired design while living in China. Her husband’s job moved them

around the globe—during a previous sojourn in the Upstate she operated Pettigru Place Bed & Breakfast—and she thus determined her favorite places in the world are Greenville and Beijing. Trade Route allows her to connect the two cities. Sherry’s passions include books, music, her garden … but mainly her job. Indeed, she enjoys Trade Route so much it scarcely feels like work.

THE SHOPS AT GREENRIDGE 1125 WOODRUFF ROAD, SUITE #1910 GREENVILLE

“We love ‘traveling the trade route,’ buying items Greenvillians would select for themselves while abroad if only there were room in their suitcases,” Sherry says.

864.234.1514 MON.-THU. 10AM-6PM; FRI.-SAT. 10AM-9PM; SUN. NOON-6PM www.traderouteimport.com

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Sherry studied Chinese 20 hours per week for nearly three years.

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Mark and Wanda Alexander 8825 AUGUSTA ROAD PELZER 864.243.4214 tnjtrailers.com TRAILER SALES, SERVICE

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ark Alexander walked into TNJ four years ago to buy a trailer … and he ended up getting hitched as well.

Today, Mark and his wife Wanda manage the family business she established 20 years ago with her late father, “Big Jim” Bagwell. Though it began as a side business in 1989, TNJ Trailers quickly evolved into the Upstate’s preferred trailer dealership for commercial, residential and recreational trailers. TNJ’s expanded inventory includes enclosed trailers, utility trailers, heavy equipment trailers, dump trailers, aluminum trailers and a full-line of motorcycle trailers.

TNJ stands for “Trailers Not Junk!”

TNJ Trailers also has a full line of parts and accessories, and its full-service shop specializes in maintenance, brake controllers, hitches and customizations. With a mission to “SELL THE BEST AND SERVICE THE REST,” TNJ caters to roofers, landscapers, contractors, motorcycle enthusiasts – indeed anyone who has anything to haul. When her father died in 2007, Wanda’s new husband – and former customer – was there for her. Mark shares Big Jim’s friendliness complemented by his mechanic’s know how. “Now,” says Wanda, “he’s doing a fantastic job both as a husband and a business partner.”


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Billy Joel all it perfect harmony.

The composition of emedia group is equal parts creative energy and business acumen, a complementary merging of free-spirited Bill Bishop and straight-laced Joel Hogg. Friends joke that if you sewed these two entrepreneurs together, “you’d end up with one really good person!” For sure you get one seriously good printing company.

They’re not trying to be big shots – indeed, these uptown boys are self-described regular guys – but Bill(y)Joel’s thriving enterprise affords them the opportunity to give back in a big way. They keep the faith in all they do, basing emedia’s business model on honesty and a sincere belief that every transaction is a matter of trust. Increasing clients’ market share via quality printing and media products has increased emedia’s own market share as well. So much so the company recently expanded its Upstate state of mind by opening a new manufacturing facility in Myrtle Beach.

214 W. McBEE AVE. GREENVILLE 864.232.4604; 877.866.RACE www.emediagrp.com PRINTING & MEDIA PRODUCTS

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Don’t ask me why, but clients love this Bill(y)-Joel duo just the way they are. The long-time partners have certainly got a way about ‘em, and they go to extremes not only for customers but also for the community: for the longest time emedia has supported local

non-profits including Hope Academy, Meyer Center, Meals on Wheels and more.

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Joel completed his first triathlon—as well as his first half-marathon—this year.

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The Charter Communications Team 2 DIGITAL PLACE SIMPSONVILLE 888.438.2427 www.charter.com INTERNET, CABLE & TELEPHONE SERVICE

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hat matters to you, matters to Charter. That’s why the company’s 600-plus local employees work hard every day to bring good things to the life of the Upstate.

“We want to be the preferred provider for TV, Internet and phone service,” says Anthony Pope, Vice President and General Manager. “We’re committed to offering the best, most reliable products and great customer care—service, quality and value.” Tuning in to the community is all in a day’s work at Charter; of course, the company provides top-of-theline telecommunications services, but what truly sets it apart is a dedicated focus on philanthropy. Charter

and its local employees, who work out of the company headquarters in Simpsonville, donate hundreds of hours and sponsorship support to a variety of Upstate causes: Hands On Greenville, The Salvation Army, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Upstate, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, MLK Dream Weekend and many more. Corporate citizenship is a core value at Charter as they work to take an active role in social, environmental and community concerns that make a difference in the lives of others. So when you choose Charter services for your home, you’re helping a “bundle” of causes that matter to the Upstate.

Charter provides cable and Internet services to all public schools in the company’s service areas.


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Anna Locke nna Locke has got your number.

This savvy CPA is expert at helping clients make the most of their financial reporting. Beyond fulfilling typical outsourced accounting functions—from bookkeeper to controller to CFO—her firm, A.T. LOCKE, provides what for many a business owner is too often missing: the indepth analysis that’s critical for decision making.

Though Anna stays engrossed in her work, she has a busy personal life, too. She supports the community in many ways—she’s on the board of the Center for Developmental Services, for example—and is an active member of First Presbyterian Church. “Greenville is a great place. My husband Sidney and I have been fortunate enough to visit many other places around the world, but we wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.”

68 POINTE CIRCLE, SUITE 2202 GREENVILLE 864.908.3062 www.atlocke.com ACCOUNTING SERVICES

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“I get a lot of energy from interacting with clients,” says Anna, a Clemson grad who previously worked for Top 40 and independent firms. “It is exciting to see them begin to understand how to use the numbers in a whole new way.”

Facilitating her clients’ success has led to her own, and Anna’s rapidly growing firm recently moved into new digs. “We finally have a building to fit everybody,” she says, “so no more staff meetings in coffee shops!”

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Anna and her husband, Sidney, met in the 4th grade.

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Margaret and Robin Newton 1125 WOODRUFF ROAD, SUITE 1703 THE SHOPS AT GREENRIDGE GREENVILLE 864.627.8004 www.diamondschoice.com JEWELER

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OW! That describes Diamonds Choice’s new location and store at the Shops at Greenridge on Woodruff Road. The Diamonds Choice team has doubled their efforts towards service, quality and overall satisfaction of everyone that has supported them by making Diamonds Choice their jewelry store of choice. With new beginnings and engagements Diamonds Choice specializes in hand-picked and one-of-a-kind bridal designs from Hearts on Fire, Michael M, and their very own Signature Collection. They also offer a wide variety of fashion jewelry that truly stands apart in both style and quality. Their long-standing

Both Robin and Margaret are Master Jewelers.

relationships in the industry allow them to keep their selection totally fresh and exciting for you. They have the ability to manufacture and custom design anything your heart may desire. Diamonds Choice has a unique selection combined with unsurpassing service that has earned them a loyal client base … and it is growing every day. “We feel truly blessed and thankful for our continued success and growth,” says Margaret Newton. To you who are looking for that something special, give Diamonds Choice an opportunity to show you what they can do for you.


PECULIAR People

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e builds with blocks. And these blocks – one each for passion, marketplace, ideas and creativity – have proven a solid foundation for Tim Pecoraro. This four-part strategy colors his every effort, whether building a brand for himself or on behalf of a client.

PECULIAR marketing • interactive • design

600 E. NORTH ST., SUITE 103 GREENVILLE 864.248.4783 www.peculiarinc.com MARKETING, INTERACTIVE & DESIGN SERVICES

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A man of perpetual motion, Tim’s many hats include CEO/Idea Guy at the most peculiar marketing/ interactive/design company in town. “PECULIAR is all about being different,” says Tim, whose concept-tocreation philosophy combines cutting-edge talent with dependable delivery. “It takes peculiar people to do peculiar things; we don’t do it to be odd … we do it to be remarkable.”

The PECULIAR staff is particularly adept at presenting clients to the world – loud and clear – via branding, advertising, web presence, videos, word-of-mouth campaigns, you name it. “We can solve any story-telling, brand-building or viral-moving business challenge,” Tim says, crediting PECULIAR’s accomplishments to a potent group dynamic. “Everybody here brings their own spark, and we ignite each other.” That fire attracts not only clients but also industry acclaim, seen through the recognition of a recent Addy Award. And because Tim believes true success is more than prizes or paychecks – “it’s about making a difference” – PECULIAR is known for helping advance the mission and awareness for nonprofits throughout the Upstate.

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Tim is an accomplished musician/songwriter and is currently working on a new CD.

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Personal Best Fitness 627 AUGUSTA ST. GREENVILLE 864.350.5200

CJ and Chris Jamison

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hris Jamison turned a near tragedy into a way to help others every day. When Chris’ son, CJ, was a toddler, he suffered a severe asthma attack at the beach. Doctors saved CJ’s life, but Chris was frustrated by his lack of knowledge about asthma. So he went back to college and became a respiratory therapist. As a specially qualified personal trainer, Chris now helps children and adults with asthma (and/or COPD) use exercise and education to keep the illness from dominating their lives.

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This former high school basketball coach has developed a form of physical training that enables parents and children to identify potential triggers for asthma attacks, as well as ways to remain active despite the challenges the condition presents. Chris gets special satisfaction from helping others overcome breathing problems, as his now 9-year-old son, CJ, has done successfully. CJ is now active in sports and playing AAU Basketball. Breathe easier through personal training – breathe easier with Chris!

Chris gave up his full-time job as a respiratory therapist to pursue personal training.


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Geoff Hart & John Cessarich t’s more than reporting.

signing, briefly, with the New England Patriots. A Kansas upbringing sparked John’s fascination with weather in all its many manifestations. He spent eight years as a volunteer tornado spotter and chaser—talk about a stormy adolescence!—and once flew through the eye of a hurricane. This affinity for Nature’s furies is matched by a sunny disposition along with a solid commitment to community service.

Geoff has been a sports fanatic—and an outstanding athlete—from the moment he first kicked a ball. He spent his soccer-obsessed childhood in Britain, then crossed the pond as a teen and immediately fell for “American football.” He was a standout place-kicker at Northeastern and played a year semi-pro before

In addition to long lists of individual accolades, Geoff and John are part of a station-wide tradition of excellence highlighted by 12 consecutive South Carolina Associated Press Broadcasters News Station of the Year awards.

505 RUTHERFORD ST. GREENVILLE 864.242.4404 www.WYFF4.com TELEVISION STATION

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When Geoff Hart and John Cessarich step in front of the camera, they aren’t merely relaying information—these popular newscasters are sharing their lifelong passions. As WYFF 4’s sports director and chief meteorologist, respectively, Geoff and John have earned widespread acclaim for presenting the day’s events through a prism of genuine enthusiasm.

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In their most memorable tennis match ever, Geoff and John once played doubles with Boris Becker and John McEnroe.

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ART CROSSING STUDIO 106 GREENVILLE 864.908.5503 www.scottholloway.com FINE ART & WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

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Scott Holloway verything came into focus when Scott Holloway discovered photography. “I never thought of myself as an artsy guy,” he says, but having a camera in hand changed his view.

It changed his career path, too. So at 22, after apprenticing with a professional studio, Scott headed back to college for a degree in commercial photography. Now he follows his camera around, watching the world in creative new ways and capturing those images for the rest of us to see. Scott is noted for his fine art photography—which hangs in many a Greenville hotel and office—as well as decidedly different bridal portraits. Wedding

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work takes him all over the country and, sometimes, beyond; a Charleston couple recently commissioned him to shoot their ceremony in Venice, Italy. Clients appreciate his uncanny ability to set them at ease so their personality really comes through in the image. “I believe a connection between photographer and client is essential to capture the essence of their soul,” Scott says. “Everyone is photogenic with the right rapport.” Though he finds fascination in every subject he shoots, Scott admits to having one particular favorite: his 18-month-old son. “Oh, it’s insane how many pictures I take of Reeves,” he laughs. “Everything he does makes me think, ‘Hey, that’s a great shot!’”

Scott indulges his flair for fashion by picking out his wife Leigh’s entire wardrobe.


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The Mast General Store Team veryone loves going to Mast General Store— especially the folks who work there!

“This is THE best place to work,” says General Manager Mary Nase. Indeed, there’s never a dull moment in downtown’s favorite retail destination, where the inventory ranges from whimsical to rugged to downright delicious.

Working with Mast has been the highlight of Mary’s 32-year retailing career. She says her job is made easy by a strong management team—Tim Dorsey, Bryan Howell, and Eddie Poore—as well as a loyal staff. And because Mast is employee-owned, everyone is truly vested in ensuring the company’s success. “We have outstanding employees who love working here,” says Mary. “That translates into great customer service. We also have a strong commitment to our community. Collecting shoes and coats is just one way we can give back and help others. We find that our customers are just as committed as we are.”

111 N. MAIN ST. GREENVILLE 864.235.1883 MON.-THURS. 10AM-6PM, FRI.-SAT. 10AM-9PM, SUN. NOON-6PM www.mastgeneralstore.com OLD-FASHIONED GENERAL STORE

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The original Mast General Store opened 127 years ago in Valle Crucis, NC. The emphasis on “a little bit of everything” extends to Greenville’s Main Street location, which opened in Spring 2003 and became a fast-favorite for its friendly atmosphere and free-ranging selection of old-time mercantile goods, toys, casual clothing, comfortable footwear, travel

accessories, outdoor gear and, of course, more than 500 varieties of candy.

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One of Tim’s previous occupations was policeman.

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The PrimeLending Team

211 EAST BUTLER ROAD, SUITE A MAULDIN 864.349.0160 4124 CLEMSON BLVD ANDERSON 864.225.9644 1874 EAST MAIN ST SPARTANBURG 864.583.1995 primelending.com MORTGAGE BANKING

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fter discovering a shared commitment to excellence and track record of strong performance, Dallas-based PrimeLending approached Citizen’s First Mortgage. The result of last year’s merger means the local mortgage lender delivers even better, faster service to its growing client base.

number one volume lender.

Founded in 2001 by Lance King and Mark Hawkins, Citizen’s First Mortgage, with its three branches, was already an established leader in the Upstate mortgage market. The company won the South Carolina Housing Authority’s 2006-2008 Lender of the Year and was GSA Business Magazine’s 2007

As PrimeLending branches, the local firm is now a full-service mortgage banking institution, underwriting and lending its own money on a wide array of loan products. With quick, efficient transactions of 48 hours or less, its customers are the ultimate winners.

The opportunity with PrimeLending, a Plains Capital Company and one of the nation’s premier lenders, sweetened the pot. “We did considerable research into PrimeLending’s stability,” says King. “Their commitment to mortgage lending is phenomenal in the industry.”

Plains Capital Bank is the official bank sponsor of Super Bowl XLV in Dallas.


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Dr. Matthew Miller

atthew Miller spent many childhood hours in a doctor’s office being treated for severe asthma. Inspired by the care he received, the Tennessee native discovered his life’s calling.

Yet a desire to help and the gift of perspective keep the Greenville physician coming back. The sight of malnourished people living in dirt huts is an annual reminder of his blessings. “It’s a way,” he says, “of bringing myself back to earth.”

317 ST. FRANCIS DRIVE GREENVILLE 864.242.5872 www.greenvilledermatology.com DERMATOLOGY

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Today, Dr. Miller is a partner with Greenville Dermatology. He moved here in 2001 with his wife, Debbie, and their three children after a distinguished Navy career. This year he will make his fifth annual trip to the Dominican Republic for a medical mission project sponsored by his church, Westminster Presbyterian.

In this remote rain forest near the Haiti border, poverty is widespread, medical care nonexistent and life harsh. Many of his patients are employed on an American-owned coffee plantation where more than one day’s absence annually is grounds for termination. Last year he treated a Haitian national teen struggling to pick coffee beans with a compound fracture of his leg.

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Matthew is training for his third marathon this March.

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2 DIGITAL PLACE GREENVILLE 864.254.7251 or 888.459.8399 COMMERCIAL INTERNET/VIDEO/ PHONE SERVICE www.charter-business.com bundle your services & save

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Charter Business aving money doesn’t mean settling for less – just ask the folks at Charter Business®!

As the business unit of Charter Communications, Charter Business provides telephone, Internet and video over a secure, reliable network. With the help of its dedicated employees – who live and work in the Upstate – the company delivers solid, local customer support for your business communications needs. Plus, when you bundle two or more services from Charter Business, you enjoy savings off of the standard rates. Charter Business Telephone™ is reliable and cost effective; make the switch and keep your same telephone number and existing equipment. Work with your local representative and choose from a number of

great options – Caller ID, Hunt Group, Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling and Call Forwarding – to create the perfect phone package for your business. Charter Business High-Speed Internet™ has everything you need to connect your business to the world. Charter offers a variety of speed combinations – from up to 2Mbps x 2Mbps, 8Mbps x 2Mbps, 10Mbps x 1Mbps, 20 Mbps x 2Mbps – plus custom or non-custom email accounts. Charter’s Internet will fit the needs of your business now and as you grow. Enjoy crystal-clear, reliable video service with no need for satellite dishes or antennas. Charter offers multiple programming packages, so you get the right channels at the right price.

Charter is a top sponsor of the BMW Charity Pro-Am, which benefits charities throughout the Carolinas.


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Sandy Farrey

eing a realtor is about so much more than just selling real estate!” laughs Sandy, who obviously has a knack for what she does – having been a multimillion dollar producer in her first year (and every year since!) with Prudential C. Dan Joyner. And with her zest for life and gregarious personality, it’s no wonder she has been so successful.

“I enjoy every waking moment of my job. It is so easy to get up and go to work every day when you love what you do.”

745 N. PLEASANTBURG DRIVE GREENVILLE 864.373.5800 sfarrey@cdanjoyner.com www.sandyfarrey.com REALTOR

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“Buying and selling real estate is life-changing for my clients. I love that each of my clients brings new and different expectations of me and am passionate about making sure their entire experience of buying or selling real estate is a positive one.”

It’s hard to believe that Sandy hasn’t always been in the real estate business. In addition to her enthusiasm for helping her clients find the perfect home or sell an existing one, Sandy also has thirteen years of marketing experience, a life-long knowledge of Greenville, and a willingness to get her hands dirty. Sandy has been known to help remove dated wallpaper, rescue loose dogs, and even acts as a life coach on occasion.

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Sandy used to work at Elegant Bride Magazine as the photography producer and enjoyed attending fashion week in NY.

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Paula & Vicky Makkas

101C WEST COURT ST. GREENVILLE 864.241.0730 www.thepoinsettbride.com MON.-FRI. 10AM-5:30PM SATURDAY 10AM-4PM AFTER HOURS BY APPOINTMENT BRIDAL BOUTIQUE/ALTERATIONS

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aula and Vicky Makkas don’t believe in just selling dresses. They believe in giving their customers an experience. At the Poinsett Bride, you know you’ll be treated more like family than customer, with the personal touch other retailers just can’t match.

mothers-of-the-bride seeking sophistication and style for their daughter’s big day, customers looking for cocktail wear that fits and flatters.

“A wedding is so personal,” says Vicky, who opened the boutique five years ago with her mother-in-law Paula. “It’s not like buying a pair of jeans. It is a long process and Paula and I bond with each bride.”

Paula, who has been sewing since age 11, is the on-site expert who can make miracles happen, from extensive alterations and custom veils to updating the most delicate 40-year-old gown. She has even been known to offer out-of-town brides fittings with same-day service, and is sought-after to help dress debutantes and brides prior to events and portraits.

Paula’s decades of sewing experience combined with Vicky’s business expertise means every customer walks out happy: debutantes attending their first ball,

“I believe there is a solution for everything,” Paula says. “We are passionate about it. If it can happen, we will make it happen.”

Vicky and Paula are both eagerly awaiting a new arrival this year – Vicky is expecting a little sister for 1-year-old son Toli.


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MEET GREENVILLE’S ETHAN ALLEN DESIGN STAFF Much more than a furniture store, Ethan Allen is a full-service design center that has proudly served the Greenville community for 35 years. With over 100 years of combined experience, the staff of interior designers (who are also Upstate residents) will create the room of your dreams.

Pamela – Designer

Claude – Distribution

Kathleen – Designer

7 Park Woodruff Drive at I-385 & Woodruff Road Mon-Sat 10 AM-6 PM • Sun 1 PM-6 PM www.EthanAllen.com 864.234.9929

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10 FOUNTAINVIEW TERRACE GREENVILLE 864.233.6367 www.thecascadesverdae.com ACTIVE RETIREMENT & CONTINUING CARE COMMUNITY

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The Cascades ike a five-star hotel. Only better, because it’s home!

Cascades Verdae has refined—and redefined— retirement living. Aging is truly graceful in this gated community, where you’ll find upscale housing, resort-style amenities and, of course, incomparable service. The luxurious, maintenancefree lifestyle offers abundant opportunity for physical, intellectual and spiritual enrichment. There’s vitality all around, from the Fitness Center & Spa (complete with pools, exercise studios, wellness classes, massage therapy and more) to the Cascades Clubhouse (think ballroom, billiards, library, arts/music

studios, even a movie theater) to New Perspectives, an immersion-based educational program. Independent living options include charming cottages and townhomes with up to three bedrooms, plenty of living space and designer details such as granite counters, hardwood floors and fine fixtures. Because lifestyle needs evolve, Cascades Verdae’s continuum of care also comprises Linville Courts, where residents receive assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing services. Cascades Verdae is owned/operated by a homegrown company committed to seniors who deserve the best.

Dining Director John Malik’s culinary skills have been featured in Southern Living, Bon Appetit and Chile Pepper magazines.


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Dave Bockstahler and Jay Yates ou could say they’re in the import industry. That’s because Dave Bockstahler and Jay Yates are busy bringing a northern sensation to South Carolina.

These entrepreneurs discovered Jersey Mike’s— creator of the original sub sandwich in Point Pleasant, NJ—and decided this amazing taste would travel well. So they set about opening 13 of their own Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the Carolinas and, what’s more, helping other franchisees do the same.

A 54-year-old recipe that’s stood the test of time combined with a favorable business model is a formula Dave and Jay believe South Carolina and Jersey Mike’s provide. “One taste and we believed,” says Dave, a former CPA who was instantly sold on the company’s authentic flavor, premium ingredients and tradition of exemplary service. “Jersey Mike’s offers a superior product, and therefore our franchising offers superior potential.” Dave and Jay are committed to adding quality people to Jersey Mike’s quality concept. “We don’t sell franchises,” Dave says. “We award them.”

MMM CONSULTING, INC. SOUTH CAROLINA AREA DEVELOPERS FOR FRANCHISE DETAILS, CALL 1.800.321.7676 www.jerseymikes.com RESTAURANT

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Currently, there are 33 stores operating in South Carolina and Savannah. “South Carolina is perfect for our concept,” says Jay, an 18-year veteran franchisee. “Our state provides an ideal business environment, including overhead expenses that are lower than those typically

found elsewhere. Also, it is hard to find authentic sub sandwiches in the South so we are a destination for those who want the real deal.”

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Dave and Jay were fishing buddies long before becoming business partners.

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Jim Tindal & Todd Prochaska 2131 WOODRUFF ROAD GREENVILLE 864.234.5684 222 AUGUSTA ROAD GREENVILLE 864.233.5449 THE VILLAGE AT THORNBLADE 420Q THE PARKWAY, GREER 864.848.1896 MON.-SAT. 10AM-7PM SUN. NOON-5PM www.nybutcher.net

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hen Jim Tindal and Todd Prochaska went looking for opportunities, they combed through more than 100 businesses before finding The New York Butcher Shoppe, which they found to offer high-quality products that weren’t available in many markets – including Greenville. The unique products, premium Angus beef, prepared entrees, fresh sausage and more were an immediate hit. Jim and Todd grew up in the Upstate and met as fraternity brothers at Clemson. In their stores, they work closely with customers and are always hands-on, from tracking down hard-to-find products to driving items to a customer’s house if they accidentally leave something behind. “We enjoy going that extra mile to

go beyond expectations,” Jim says. Eventually, Jim and Todd acquired the franchisor and began selling franchises across the Carolinas and Georgia. Now adding Florida and Tennessee, they will further expand the New York Butcher Shoppe brand beyond its Greenville home base. “Our franchisees are our customers too,” explains Todd. “Helping these entrepreneurs grow their business is one of the most rewarding things we have ever done professionally.” While other stores may go “Big Box,” New York Butcher Shoppe is your local butcher shop, where you never take a number and where the staff wants to know your name.

All of New York Butcher Shoppe’s beef is aged no less than 21 days.


Joseph Lamb Jeff Freitas 2222 Augusta Road Greenville, SC 29605 (864) 233-5449 augustaroad@nybutcher.net Mon. - Sat. 10 am - 7 pm Sun. Noon - 5pm

Bob Armstrong John Feimster The Village at Thornblade 420Q The Parkway Greer, SC 29650 (864) 848-1896 theparkway@nybutcher.net Mon. - Sat. 10 am - 7 pm Sun. Noon - 5pm

Shane Conrad Tom Kloeser, Director of Meat Operations David Silver Mark Nicholas, Director of Operations Will Judy, Director of Marketing 2131 Woodruff Road (near Big Lots) Greenville, SC 29615 (864) 234-5684 woodruffroad@nybutcher.net Mon. - Sat. 10 am - 7 pm Sun. Noon - 5pm

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500 E. MCBEE AVE. GREENVILLE 864.235.5755 www.hampdenclothing.com MON.-FRI. 10AM-6PM SAT. 10AM-5PM CLOTHING

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Stacy Smallwood ait! There’s no need to hit the road for fabulous shopping. Greenville has its own exclusive designer clothing right here at home.

for everything from jeans and tees to cocktail dresses, plus Tila March handbags, Loeffler Randall shoes, and Dannijo jewelry.

In fact, Hampden Clothing has been named one of America’s top 50 stores by Marie Claire, and by Lucky.com as among the best women’s clothing stores in the country.

Travelling to NYC Fashion Week every season allows Stacy to share fashion trends with her staff. They help customers step out of their comfort zone, try something new, and have fun with fashion.

“We’re doing something different,” says owner Stacy Smallwood. “We stock emerging designers that you’d have to travel to New York City to find, and offer them in one location.” With 90 percent of her brands exclusive to this market, customers shop Alexander Wang, Steven Alan, Leifsdottir and many more labels

Greenville shoppers have embraced the store since it expanded from Charleston a year ago. Stacy encourages everyone to come see the merchandise. It’s constantly refreshed from the Charleston store, so there’s always something new.

Stacy backpacked through Europe with twin, Sallie Holder, after college.


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ichard Muncaster always knew what he wanted to do. Growing up in Sumter, he was fascinated by the stock market, adept at math and possessed a knack for relating to people. Richard would often visualize his future in providing sound financial advice. Today, that vision has been realized in the Clemson graduate’s Muncaster Financial Services.

Muncaster believes that growth follows from his company’s personal approach. “As an independent consultant, our plan designs and management are uncompromising,” says Muncaster. “Our clients know they are our number one priority, and that our recommendations are always made in their best interests.”

33 MARKET POINT DRIVE GREENVILLE 864.527.0434 www.muncasterfinancial.com FINANCIAL SERVICES

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Whether helping an individual plan for retirement or assisting a business owner in designing an employee benefits package, the Muncaster team listens carefully before customizing strategies to meet its client’s specific goals – goals designed to withstand sudden economic volatility.

By expanding its client base, as well as retaining all existing clients, 2009 ended as a banner year for the five-year-old financial planning firm. As a result, the company has been able to increase staffing in key areas. This expansion includes the recent addition of veteran Wall Street trader John Guarino as Vice President of Wealth Management.

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Richard is the current president of the History Makers, the “Young Professionals” organization supporting the Upcountry History Museum.

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G 9 SEAGRASS COURT MAULDIN 864.284.6160 gromvision.com CORPORATE MARKETING, TRAINING VIDEOS

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reg Grom bought his first Betacam video camera in college. By the time he graduated from Kent State University in 1994 with a degree in video production, he was already working as a professional cameraman shooting footage for video production companies, corporate video departments, advertising agencies and even Cleveland Browns football games. This year Greg, who lives in Mauldin with his wife Mary Ellen and their children, is celebrating his 15th anniversary as one of the Upstate’s best-known freelance videographers. His clients include BMW

and other local manufacturing companies, advertising agencies and an assortment of small businesses. Greg specializes in producing corporate marketing and training videos for use in Web, DVD and Blu-Ray formats. He caters to businesses that want superior quality without necessarily paying the premium cost of a traditional, full-service production company. Using high-end multi-format cameras and advanced video editing technology, GROMVISION delivers with stunning HD images that lend that big production look but at an affordable price.

Greg Grom has been a cameraman for Carolina Panther football games since the team’s first season in Charlotte in 1996.


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Hollis Smith ollis Smith was born with a sense of style. While she considers herself a blue jeans and boots kind of girl, she enjoys putting on the glitz… especially for her customers.

The gratification she receives from a satisfied customer is her greatest reward.

shop on Sevier Street. “Greenville always has exciting things going on, and getting dressed up for them is fun. We chose formal wear because Greenville was in need of this kind of boutique,” she explains.

Trousseau was “hatched” when her kids went off to college and she found herself in the “empty nest!” Looking for a new venture, she and a friend opened the

“I work hard to make my customers happy,” Hollis says, “but I love to kick off the heels, put on my boots and have fun!”

2222 AUGUSTA ST. GREENVILLE 864.271.9382 www.trousseaugreenville.com WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE

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Whether it is the mother of the bride, a debutante, or someone just looking for that perfect dress, Hollis loves to hear the words, “This is the one!”

Now sole owner, Hollis has moved Trousseau to its new location in Augusta Commons. She is looking forward to Spring, the busy prom and wedding season and showcasing her new line of dresses that go from daytime to evening.

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The Smith family moved to Greenville for a business relocation 15 years ago.

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Sharp Business Systems of South Carolina 109 BEN HAMBY DRIVE GREENVILLE 864.675.2000 www.sharpusa.com DOCUMENT TECHNOLOGY

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hen David Kearns purchased a small Easley office products company in 1981, he couldn’t have imagined its future. Sharp Business Systems, as it’s now known, has grown into an industry leader in the complex, everchanging world of document technology. Kearns established himself selling everything from paper clips to office furnishings and servicing calculators. In the late-90s, the business was bought by another entrepreneur, Tony Pater, who tripled sales while ushering Kearns into the digital age. The company was then purchased in 2008 by Sharp Electronics Corporation, a global leader in LCDs, solar technology and office equipment.

Today, Sharp Business Systems sells and services its premier line of environmentally-friendly multi-functional devices and printers, professional LCD monitors and projectors and complimentary software tools. What remains unchanged, however, is the Kearns tradition of responsive, personalized service. With its experienced sales force and trained specialists, Sharp customers don’t simply buy office equipment; they’re guaranteed a service plan customized to maximize efficiency and convenience while saving money. “We’re all about taking care of customers,” says Director of Technology Solutions, Ken Stewart. “They’re what matters.”

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ow more than ever, businesses need ways to cut costs without sacrificing quality of service. Propel HR offers an easy way to do just that – outsource human resources, payroll and benefits, and watch the savings build, knowing that your employees are taken care of. President Lee Yarborough and her father, Braxton Cutchin, opened their first business in 1996, and after a decade of success, restructured as Propel HR in 2007.

But as the business grows, Yarborough ensures her business maintains the personal touch. “It’s a customer-service business, and we make sure we take care of each client’s individual needs,” she says. When Yarborough isn’t working, she and husband Hubert, also with the company, spend time with their children, ages 7 and 3, and are active school volunteers. Pictured below are Braxton Cutchin, Aaron Cullip, Linda Hundrieser, Cindy Yeargin, Paul Garrigan, Lee Yarborough and Hubert Yarborough.

669 ACADEMY ST. GREENVILLE 864.271.7611 www.propelhr.com PAYROLL AND HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

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As the economy struggled in 2009, Propel HR flourished as large businesses sought ways to save, “and with us, they get a whole team of experts vs. one or two people,” Yarborough says. The success has led the

company to expand, with especially strong growth in the Georgia market. Propel HR now does payroll in all 50 states.

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Propel HR employees take turns delivering meals for Meals on Wheels.

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875-B NE MAIN ST. SIMPSONVILLE 864.228.1619 MON.-FRI. 9AM-5PM, SAT. 9AM-3PM www.carolinaconsignmentllc.com GENTLY-USED FINE FURNISHINGS & ACCESSORIES

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Carolina Consignment t’s a nearly new company – and the inventory is nearly new, too!

Carolina Consignment opened late last year, and already it’s the go-to place for gently-used quality furniture and home accessories. That the store became such a fast favorite is no surprise to John and Jake Dickens who, along with Heather Hiles, knew Upstate buyers – and sellers – were eager for a secondhand showroom specializing in quality furniture that provides a lifestyle change without a large investment. Décor here is good as new … or perhaps even better because of pleasantly not new prices. “We are extremely selective about what we take in; everything

must be in showroom condition,” John explains. With marketing expertise perfected over a long career, John makes savvy use of traditional advertising as well as the Internet and social networking to promote the ever changing inventory available at Carolina Consignment. John enjoyed three-plus decades as a banking executive before “retiring” into a second career that includes Dickens Company, a real estate company he shares with his son, Jake. Away from work, he enjoys golfing, hunting and fishing. John and his wife, Linda – owner of Carolina Furniture and Interiors – enjoy spending time away from work with their family and grandsons.

Carolina Consignment’s youngest employee is 4-month-old Harrison, who comes to work with his mom Heather every day!


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Krista Cogdill f you’re out of shape and pressed for time, maybe it’s time to Knock It Out!

the workout in 30 minutes and know they’ll get an effective full-body blast. The adjacent Express Spa offers facials, waxing, event makeup and massage, so clients can get everything they need to look and feel their best in one stop. “We’re trying to cater to busy professionals,” Cogdill says. As owner of a preschool, a mortgage company and several other businesses, she understands what it’s like to have a packed to-do list.

Always the entrepreneurial type, she wanted to share her discovery with customers, and opened her East North location in January 2010. From speed bags to pull-up bars, clients can punch and kick through

Cogdill is from Anchorage, Alaska, but has called Greenville home for 19 years. “I am driven by a sense of accomplishment and finding ways to contribute,” she says.

2430 E. NORTH ST. GREENVILLE 864.527.1464 www.knockitoutclub.com MON.-FRI. 7:30AM-8PM, SAT. 9AM-5PM BOXING CIRCUIT TRAINING AND SPA SERVICES

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Owner Krista Cogdill always loved sports and exercise, but when she started boxing and kickboxing, she noticed rapid results she had never gotten from any other activity. With an ideal combination of muscle building and cardio, the boxing circuit whipped her into shape in no time, and best of all, it was fun, leaving her feeling strong and empowered.

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Dr. Baughman, Dr. McGregor & Dr. Collins

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laude Collins never left Dr. McGregor’s exam room without saying, “I want my son, Brent, to be an optometrist like you. Maybe y’all could practice together!” Brent was 13 at the time. Eleven years later Dr. Brent Collins became an associate of the practice.

1609 WOODFRUFF RD. GREENVILLE 864.288.7445 McGregorEyecare.com OPTOMETRIST

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“Sadly, Claude passed away that first year. He would have been so proud of his son,” says Dr. McGregor, “and tickled that Brent now manages the practice!” Dr. Randall Baughman managed an eye clinic in Africa for five years and worked in a practice in Illinois before accepting a position with Dr. McGregor’s practice. At his house closing in Illinois, the buyer

asked him, “Where are you moving?” Randall replied, “Greenville, SC.” The buyer said, “I moved to NC five years ago from Greenville, but went back every year to see my eye doctor.” Randall asked, “Who was your eye doctor?” ONE GUESS…small world! After 28 years as an optometrist, Dr. McGregor retired for health reasons. She left a career that was her passion and patients she loved. She blamed her fatigue, depression and excessive daytime sleepiness on working in a small, dark examination room all day. She was recently diagnosed with a form of narcolepsy. “The practice is in good hands,” says Dr. McGregor. “I have no doubt that these two men were meant to be here!”

Dr. Randall Baughman climbed Mt. Kenya to an elevation of 16,333 feet.


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TRIO Resources Team n 2008, Joni Baker Young lived every employee’s nightmare—she was laid off. After sorting through the grief and shock, she founded TRIO Resources.

Her business is rooted in a 15-year career in outplacement that assists companies facing lay offs. No one likes terminations without cause—not management and certainly not workers. TRIO helps managers facing difficult decisions preserve morale with existing associates and protect their company’s reputation while doing what’s right for laid off workers. TRIO works with blue collar workers to CEOs and everyone in between. “I think anyone laid off,

regardless of their salary, deserves excellent service to help them move forward,” she says. Her task is two-fold: help management plan for a layoff, and work with those affected to cope with the intricacies of unemployment and job search preparation. TRIO offers outplacement only, allowing personal attention and relationship building. Going through the cycle with TRIO’s team yields success for the worker and company. “For many people,” says Young alluding, to her own professional rebirth, “it’s a chance for a total do-over.”

112 GUESS ST. GREENVILLE 864.235.0085 trioresources.biz

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CAREER TRANSITION

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TRIO Resources is named for Joni’s four-year-old triplets. Twelve-year-old son Rhett completes the family!

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The Spaulding Group

W PRUDENTIAL C. DAN JOYNER 3539 PELHAM ROAD GREENVILLE 864.458.8585 www.spauldinggroup.net REAL ESTATE

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hen it comes to selling homes and representing clients, Spaulding Group doesn’t play around. Led by team leader Carole Atkison, the full-service real estate group and its 18 agents appreciate that buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions a family will make. That’s why they’re dedicated to delivering top-notch service with integrity and attention to detail. Over the years, satisfied buyers and sellers have discovered the Spaulding difference. Its skilled professionals are prepared to manage every last detail of your home buying experience. From finding the ideal location to managing relocation needs, inspections and repairs, they make the process a pleasant experience.

If it’s new construction you’re looking for, Spaulding currently represents developers and 17 builders in some of Greenville’s most distinctive subdivisions, including Cobblestone, Claremont, Southampton, The Oaks at Roper Mountain and Laurel Grove. Last year Spaulding merged with Prudential, C. Dan Joyner. The new partnership means even better, more comprehensive service for its clients. They recently earned the 2009 #2 Team at Prudential in the Upstate and the 2009 #1 Team for the Pelham Road office. Front Row (l to r): Emily Fayssoux, Kathy Piccione, Susan Dodds, Meranda Bailey, Krista Ligon, Becky Orders, Pam McCartney, Lindsey Smith, Carole Atkison, Rhett Brown, Amy Cavanaugh, and Jimmy Cavanaugh. Back row (l to r): Beverly Jones, Kem Swenson, Leigh Irwin, Matt Hagan, and Margaret Marcum.

Spaulding Company was founded in 1993 to sell and market the Spaulding Farm residential community.


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here is no disputing that Bruce Bannister is a family man through and through. Running a busy law practice in Greenville and serving in the state legislature in Columbia, Bruce still manages to make it home to see his family almost every night. Seeing his four children – Bruce Jr., 8; Benjamin, 6; Molly Kate, 4; and nearly two-year-old Caroline – keeps him motivated.

Balancing two careers while being a devoted father is no easy task. It has been said that behind every successful man is a good woman, and in the Bannister family, this is no exception. Bruce is quick to say that his wife Mary Margaret makes it possible for him to balance his career and family life.

401 PETTIGRU ST. GREENVILLE 864.298.0084 www.bannisterwyatt.com LAWYER/LEGISLATOR

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Focusing his practice on family law, Bruce works alongside his father and brother in their law firm, Bannister & Wyatt. While in Columbia, Bruce serves as Assistant Majority Leader of the House of

Representatives, sub-committee chair on the Judiciary Committee and chair of the Lawyer-Legislator Task Force. He is also a voluntary member on the Family Court Bench Bar Committee, which brings together lawyers and judges to improve the court system.

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Bruce is following in the legal and legislative footsteps of his grandfather, Thomas Wofford.

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Lady Gardner & Dina Hair 1 MARTHA FRANKS DRIVE LAURENS 864.984.4541 www.marthafranks.com RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

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hen Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community opened the doors to its first residents in 1985, Dina Hair was there to greet them.

Dina worked as activity director after attending Presbyterian College and later Clemson University, and since that time has worked her way up to executive director of the community. Dina’s proven commitment to the residents has made her an invaluable part of the Martha Franks ministry. Lady Gardner was among those first residents welcomed by Dina, and the two are still enjoying one

another’s company today. In fact, when Mrs. Gardner was widowed many years ago, Dina invited her to spend Christmas with her own family, extending her love beyond the workplace and into the heart of this precious senior. This is just one example of the many special bonds shared between residents and staff and the feeling of family so evident at Martha Franks. The staff is honored to be celebrating 25 years of the Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community, where seniors truly do live better.

Founder, Miss Martha Franks, was from Laurens and spent over 40 years as a missionary to China.


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Bradshaw, Gordon & Clinkscales, LLC

he accounting firm of Bradshaw, Gordon & Clinkscales, LLC, is celebrating 30 years of meeting the Upstate’s financial needs with its special brand of personal, professional service. That signature style pairs the expertise and services of a larger firm with the dedication and personal touch of a smaller operation.

Mandy and her partners – Del Bradshaw, Roger Clinkscales, Andy Foth, Dell Baker, Peter Tiffany and Roger Duncan – oversee 30 employees serving clients that range from individuals and not-for-profits to businesses and municipalities. Each client relies on the firm for its individualized approach in the areas of tax, accounting, auditing, valuation and business consulting.

Bradshaw, Gordon & Clinkscales, LLC 630 E. WASHINGTON ST. GREENVILLE 864.233.0590 www.bgcllc.com MON.-THURS. 8AM-5:30PM; FRI. 8AM-5PM ACCOUNTING FIRM

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This reputation for excellence is due in no small part to the commitment of firm administrator Mandy Satterfield. Mandy started as a bookkeeper 25 years ago, and in 10 short years had advanced to the role of firm administrator. Last year her hard work was rewarded yet again when she was named partner of

the largest, locally-owned public accounting firm in the Upstate.

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When Mandy isn’t crunching numbers she’s crushing gravel on her Honda Shadow.

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VERDAE VILLAGE 101 VERDAE BLVD., SUITE 900 GREENVILLE 864.675.1155 PELHAM HILLS 3714 PELHAM ROAD GREENVILLE 864.288.1150 MON.-FRI. 8AM-10PM SAT. 8AM-6PM SUN. 1-6PM

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The Taylor Family

etting a massage and taking care of your body and mind is more affordable than you think, thanks to Massage Envy’s two locations in Greenville. “We want people to think about their bodies the way they think about their cars,” says Don Taylor, who opened Massage Envy with his wife, Caroline, just over two years ago. “You keep your car maintained. It’s even more important to keep your body maintained as well.” Massage Envy’s two locations strive to do just that. And this spring, in addition to providing clients with a variety of massage styles and expert therapists, the Pelham Hills location will also offer four different types of facials and be renamed Massage Envy Spa.

After Don completed his MBA while working as an engineer in Silicon Valley, California, Don and Caroline made the decision to move back to Caroline’s hometown and open their Massage Envy franchises. “It was always a dream of ours to own our own business,” says Caroline, who previously worked as a school teacher. “We are proud of the fact that our therapists provide customized sessions which bring pain and stress relief as well as other numerous benefits to our clients at affordable prices and convenient times.” The Taylor family is grateful to be a part of the Upstate Community and to have been so welcomed by its residents! No matter what activities your family participates in, Massage Envy is the feeling every body wants!

Stress accounts for two-thirds of family doctor visits and half the deaths to Americans under the age of 65, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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ounded in 1965, Cowart Awards is proud to celebrate its 45th anniversary and continues to roll out the red carpet for each one of their customers. Managed by Cheryl Cowart and her son, George Jr., daughters Leanne Cowart and Erin Hester, and brother Raji Ward, Cowart Awards creates trophies, plaques, and awards for any occasion for everyone from first-time little leagues to established executives.

“Every award is custom in some way,” says Cheryl, who continues her late husband George’s legacy. “Whether it is creating a trophy for a church basketball team, or a plaque commending someone for their dedication and service, Cowart Awards is proud to provide something so special.” In addition to local and national corporations, churches, and schools, Cowart Awards also provides awards to chambers of commerce all over the United States. The most rewarding aspect of running this business, Cheryl says, is to “make awards that make winners smile.”

912 LAURENS ROAD, GREENVILLE 864.271.9131 www.awardsthatwork.com MON.-FRI. 8:30AM-5PM TROPHIES AND AWARDS

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With many years of design experience and state-ofthe-art equipment, the staff is always on the look-out for the latest materials and designs – from trophies and acrylics to functional crystal and clocks. Cowart Awards’ customer service team works to make awards

and recognition truly special.

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Cowart Awards was named Retailer of the Year by the Awards and Recognition Association.

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104 BROADUS AVE. GREENVILLE 864.233.0808 www.falegacy.com WEALTH MANAGEMENT

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Chris & William Brown f you’re looking for a quick fix or sudden windfall, don’t call Chris Brown. But if you want a long-term plan, steady success and a legacy that will last for generations, Family Legacy is the place to start.

“We’re not looking for a home run,” says Brown. “We think people do well going slow and steady. That good habit base – doing the right thing consistently – is what makes you healthy and wealthy.” Chris and his father, William Brown, opened Family Legacy in 1995 after clients asked for services including big-picture financial planning, small business consulting, tax planning and retirement planning.

Despite the recession, business has picked up in the past few months as people realize they need to assess their financial priorities and put a plan in place that helps them achieve it. “We don’t tell people what to do,” Brown says. “We just help them do it.” Chris grew up in the Greenville area and appreciates the growth and diversity that have transformed the city since his high school days at Shannon Forest Christian School. He also appreciates having his father, who is actively involved with the Peace Center and the Greenville Symphony, as business partner and role model.

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The Christopher Ashley Team Each member of the Christopher Ashley team recognizes that to truly exceed expectations they must be innovative and evolve themselves in their craft. The salon features an in-house training program, the Christopher Ashley Model Project (c.a.m.p.), which is offered at least once a month as a fun, energetic way for both the stylists and guests to try something new.

“Each style must be altered to fit the unique characteristics of the individual,” he says. “Not too long, not too short and just the right color.”

“We are very passionate about our chosen profession,” Chris says. “We keep the focus where it should be – on you.”

101B W. COURT ST. GREENVILLE 864.242.0777 www.christopherashleysalon.net TUES. 10AM-8PM, WED. 10AM-4PM THURS. 9AM-8PM, FRI. 9AM-5PM SAT. 9AM-4PM

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ach day brings new challenges and an opportunity to bring out the best in everyone,” says owner Chris Maddox, who, along with his team, travels to New York several times a year to train at the famed Bumble and Bumble University. During a two-year apprenticeship to a renowned French hairdresser, Chris refined his eye on fashion like that of a tailor.

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Ashley and Chris met when they were lifeguards at Myrtle Beach…20 years ago!

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Meals on Wheels of Greenville 15 OREGON ST. GREENVILLE 864.233.6565 www.mealsonwheelsgreenville.org HOME DELIVERED MEALS

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or more than six years Mary Belvin has given her time to Meals on Wheels—and been blessed in spades.

Accompanied at various times by her three young children, the Greenville homemaker delivers prepared meals to homebound residents who might otherwise go without nourishment, or nurture. In exchange, her clients have become beloved friends, taking delight in her growing children. “I receive tenfold what I give,” she says. From Fountain Inn to Travelers Rest this story repeats itself: 1,500 hot meals each day, 1,300 clients served

each month. For 42 years, Meals on Wheels has been providing nutritious food and personal contact while giving countless volunteers—everyone from professionals to retirees—a chance to make a real, hands-on difference every day or once a month. Executive Director Liz Seman says her nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization also helps clients access other needed human services, honors their special occasions and even initiates life-saving efforts. “It’s allowing people to maintain their dignity, independence and stay in their homes as long as they can,” she says.

Meals on Wheels has delivered nine million meals in its 42 years of existence.


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Tim Pecoraro o you want results? Tim Pecoraro wants to help you get them.

“We all have the potential to be more, to achieve more, to become extraordinary rather than ordinary,” says Tim, a dynamic entrepreneur whose mission is enabling others to get results. “I can help you meet—and exceed—your goals.” As head of Enable Inc., Tim provides enthusiastic expertise in business consulting and inspirational speaking. Services include strategy development and implementation, staff training, entrepreneurial guidance, business evaluations, and motivational seminars, as well as personal and professional mentoring.

Tim perfected his results-oriented philosophy while developing his own career. “I’ve always been a leader, a communicator and an artist—and that can be a confusing combination,” he laughs. “So I incorporate everything I figured out for myself into answers for my clients. I can’t stand gimmicks; anybody can talk trends, but I’m here to help you apply proven, workable solutions to real life.”

600 E. NORTH ST., SUITE 101 GREENVILLE 864.248.4787 www.enableinctv.com MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING & BUSINESS CONSULTING

Off the clock, Tim strives to enable others’ success by volunteering through his church and by coaching youth sports teams.

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Getting results is easier than you might think. “The

ability is already inside,” Tim explains. “Most of us just need a little help finding the key … my job is helping people unlock themselves.”

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Tim serves on the board of Communities in Schools, a youth mentoring and dropout prevention program.

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ryan and Rebecca Feldman know a thing or two about moving, and not just because they have two kids under five. When they’re not ferrying their own precious cargo around town, they’re at the helm of the local Two Men and a Truck franchise, taking a load off local families during one of life’s most stressful events. As their children grow, the Feldmans are learning that life just gets busier, and the only way to get through it is to keep going. The economic downturn has taught them the same approach works when business gets

slower. Two Men and a Truck managed to weather a tough 2009 by focusing on providing the consistent product they have become known for around town over the last eight years. They credit a steadfast group of long-term employees – virtually unheard of in this industry – with ensuring their success. The company offers a variety of services – everything from moving furniture from room to room to moving families across the state and beyond.

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Bryan got his start loading trucks while attending the University of South Carolina.


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President of Strategic Affairs. One of the latest additions to the team has been Mike Gardner, who formerly served as Captain of the SCHP Troop 3, but is now Director of Hospital Security. American Security is the leading provider for hospital security in the Southeast and much of

The experience of the staff speaks for itself. Henry Harrison, the Chairman and CEO, comes from a long background with the South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP). Jim Ward, President of American Services, heads up the staffing and janitorial divisions, and has years of experience leading multiple J.P. Stevens textile plants. Then there is Randy Harrison, who served with the SCHP and SLED divisions for over 23 years.

the success is attributed to Gardner’s leadership and outstanding certifications in the field. He now serves as Chairman of the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) and ensures that his employees also receive the highest quality of IAHSS training available. Experience like this allows American Services, Inc. to put the strongest team possible together working for you.

Ricky Pruitt, Murray Fant and many of the leaders on the team left careers with SC Law Enforcement Division and the SCHP to work with

(Pictured left to right: Mike Gardner, Randy Harrison, Henry C. Harrison, Jim Ward and Paul Nipper)

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The Imagine Center Team 635 HAYWOOD ROAD GREENVILLE 864.770.1791 jwells@imaginecentersc.com FITNESS CENTER

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he non-profit Imagine Center opened last summer with Shawn Kephart as facility director. Its vision is to empower people to “Imagine All YOUR Possibilities” to a healthy, happy life. Affiliated with Redemption World Outreach Center, the fitness club is for all Upstate residents ready to make health and wellness part of their lives. Imagine Center believes the spirit and body are intertwined and both are required for a successful life. The first-class, family-friendly, 72,000-square-foot facility offers three collegiate-sized basketball courts; indoor, suspended run/walk track; top-of-the-line

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weight training and cardio equipment; women’s only area; cycling studio; Imagine Café, serving healthy meals daily; full-service locker rooms; fitness classes; monthly seminars; childcare; and Kephart 180 Fitness, featuring personal training and wellness programs. All-inclusive memberships are $28. Corporate rates and wellness programs are also available. Yet it’s the exceptional service and welcoming faces that make Imagine Center’s atmosphere one-of-a-kind. “We built the gym for everyday people who desire a better quality of life,” says Kephart. “Nowhere else will you find a team more committed to and passionate about you achieving your goals.”

All Imagine Center profits support local initiatives that improve the Upstate’s quality of life.


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s a skinny kid growing up on a Youngstown, OH farm, Shawn Kephart, Kephart 180 founder and CEO, was picked on by classmates and ignored by girls. Determined to change his luck, he set out to turn his weakness into a strength that has transformed lives. That journey remade Shawn into a sought-after personal trainer, life coach and motivational speaker. Shawn has developed Kephart 180 as the best health training, diet and fitness plan in America, resulting in thousands of success stories. With an exclusive nutrition plan, grocery shopping guidance, cookbook

Shawn’s passion to help clients reach their potential extends to his expert team. All 16 Kephart 180 trainers have coached hundreds to lose 15-18 percent body fat and 30-35 pounds in just 8-10 weeks. The ultimate reward is what no fad diet or diet pill can deliver – a healthier, happier, more energetic you.

635 HAYWOOD ROAD GREENVILLE 864.770.1791 shawn@shawnkephart.com jillian@shawnkephart.com FITNESS INSTRUCTION, WELLNESS SERVICES

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and daily accountability, maximum, lasting results can be yours. “I’ll do whatever is necessary to make this work for you,” Shawn promises. “I tell you what to do, how to do it and when to do it.”

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Shawn is a licensed minister and former kindergarten teacher.

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Meg Oxford he believes beauty is an inside job.

As a massage therapist, Meg Oxford focuses her energies beyond the external—and this below-the-surface philosophy informs her work as an aesthetician as well.

35 ROCKY SLOPE ROAD, SUITE 223 864.901.4477 HOURS BY APPOINTMENT MASSAGE THERAPIST & AESTHETICIAN

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“Getting a massage can be a spiritual experience,” says Meg, who specializes in Reiki, Thai and Zen massage techniques, “because it forces you to get off the phone, away from the housework, out of the office … it allows you time to re-connect with yourself.” A graduate of Atlanta School of Massage—one of only a few students ever to earn a perfect practicum score—Meg believes deep massage prevents physical

disease while promoting overall well-being. “And when you feel good,” she says, “you’re going to look good, too.” Likewise, the better most ladies look, the better they feel, so Meg—who has a second degree from the Institute of Cosmetic Arts—also provides facials, microdermabrasion and other aesthetic procedures. Her interest in wholesome skin care was sparked while working a sideline job as a Lancome make-up artist. When she isn’t busy giving her all to clients, Meg unwinds by taking a romp with her four dogs, riding horses or joining her husband Fred for a spin in their BMW convertible.

Meg is a former competitive equestrian whose favorite quarter horse was named Miss Poco Dee Mac.


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or over eight years, Mediasation has helped local businesses reach their online potential. What started out as a venture to improve the way people manage their web content has grown into a passion for helping businesses achieve their goals. Each member of our team of creative professionals is unique and provides a particular skill that ensures our clients’ success online.

Based in Greenville, Mediasation works with small and mid-sized businesses throughout the Upstate and Southeast. We are proud to call Greenville home and look forward to continuing to work with other local businesses.

3453 PELHAM ROAD, SUITE 207 GREENVILLE 1.877.WEB-EDGE www.mediasation.com WEB DEVELOPMENT

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Mediasation produces elegant, modern designs and copy that tells you what you want to know. Plus we have the top search engine optimization talent in town—just ask our clients. After all, what good is your

new website if no one can find it? All of our websites, regardless of complexity or price-point, are managed with our Mediasation CMS and include a real, live support person to answer questions and provide advice. All built on a platform supported by the best geeks in town.

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Mediasation manages over 600 websites for local businesses.

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Dr. Clif Caldwell & Cheryl Middleton, PA-C LW Living Well

Integrative Healthcare 838-G POWDERSVILLE ROAD EASLEY 864.850.9988 www.livingwellhealthcare.com INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

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or most of the 23 years Cheryl Middleton worked as a physician’s assistant, her focus was what she calls disease care.

“My patients would come in with a symptom and leave with a pill for that symptom,” she remembers. When Cheryl became the patient at age 40 she discovered she wasn’t satisfied with trading a symptom for a pill and started researching bio-identical hormones. What she learned changed her life, and has changed the lives of countless patients since. Middleton teamed up with Dr. Clif Caldwell, a local

family medicine and emergency physician who had been doing his own training regarding the benefits of anti-aging medicine, to create Living Well Integrative Healthcare. Patients here receive targeted hormone replacement therapy to combat chronic health problems and recapture their youthful vigor. Living Well also uses hCG to give patients a jump on their weight loss goals. Dr. Caldwell is working to spread the message that achieving hormonal balance is just as important for men, pointing to studies that show low testosterone levels have been linked to early mortality.

The only hormone that increases with age is Cortisol – the stress hormone.


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Greenville Ear, Nose, and Throat magine not being able to hear your favorite song. If only there were a way to bring back the music.

Meet your Dreamgirls of Audiology. Susan Valenti, Kathryn Curtis (not pictured), and Insook Lim are the audiologists at Greenville ENT, and the work they do to solve hearing loss is a hit with patients. Otoscopes and lab coats may be slightly less glamorous than topping the Billboard charts, but Susan, Kathryn and Insook still say audiology is a dream job.

life issue and improving it makes people so happy. It’s pretty dreamy to be able to do that.” The superstars at Greenville ENT work with patients of all ages, and especially love working with children. Their services include diagnostic tests for hearing and other ear-related disorders, fitting for hearing aids, and providing protective devices for pop stars, and anyone else frequently exposed to loud noises. Stage in photo is courtesy of Eastminster Presbyterian Church.

200 PATEWOOD DRIVE BUILDING B, SUITE 400 GREENVILLE 864.454.4368 www.greenvilleent.com AUDIOLOGISTS

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“It’s a neat thing to be able to help people in a way nobody else can,” Susan says. “Hearing is a quality of

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These girls are just as smart as they are dreamy. They each hold doctorate degrees in audiology.

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1500 AUGUSTA ROAD, GREENVILLE 864.233.3424 TUES.-SAT. 10AM-5PM 101 PINEY MOUNTAIN ROAD GREENVILLE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 10AM-5PM ANTIQUE FURNISHINGS AND REPAIR

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t’s no wonder Trey Sherman, owner of Greystone Antiques, has such passion and talent for restoring and repairing furniture. “I grew up in this business,” says Trey, whose father, Tommy Sherman, opened Greystone 39 years ago. Trey has spent his entire life learning about antiques and joined his father after graduating from Furman University. He knows their history, as well as the construction techniques of bygone master craftsmen, and has a deep appreciation of the fact that the value of antiques reaches much deeper than what a piece will bring on the open market. “One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is restoring family heirlooms, or customizing a piece

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Trey rides and trains saddle mules.

to better suit its new use,” he says. “Restoring or duplicating a piece that’s been in someone’s family for generations also revitalizes the memories associated with it.” Trey strives to offer the same “quality and craftsmanship that will satisfy the most discerning customer at a price they can afford.” Being a dealer as well as a restorer gives him the tools needed to educate customers as to whether their restoration project makes good economic sense. The Piney Mountain Road warehouse is a great weekend destination offering new estates each week. It’s never the same place twice!


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Customized Companion Care he goes to work so others can stay home.

Kristen Rose understands exactly where the heart is, and that’s why she founded Customized Companion Care. A comprehensive service provider for all ages – from infants to the elderly – CCC allows injured, disabled and/or aging clients to maintain the highest quality of living in the setting they prefer most: home.

Nurturing has always been the cornerstone of Kristen’s career. She spent 18-plus years as a recreational therapist before extending her gentle touch – and entrepreneurial spirit – into home care services. Her voluntarism benefits Special Olympics and the Alzheimer’s Association, and she especially enjoys participating in fundraising walks. Kristen’s all-time favorite sport is cheering on three athletic kids: her daughter, 17, is a figure skater; her son, 15, is a lettered cross-country runner; and her other son, 11, is an avid fencer.

1302 RUTHERFORD ROAD GREENVILLE 864.679.2601 www.customizedcompanioncare.com COMPREHENSIVE HOME CARE SERVICES

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“We are dedicated to helping you remain as independent as possible in the comfort of your own home,” Kristen says, enumerating services ranging from personal care and medication reminders to domestic chores and meal preparation to transportation, errands and shopping. CCC also offers respite services to give

primary caregivers a break. “Whether you need us only three hours a week or 24/7, we can customize a plan to meet your unique requirements.”

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Kristen loves to white-water raft and would love to plan a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon.

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411 UNIVERSITY RIDGE, SUITE 100, GREENVILLE 864.232.9840 www.onpointcfo.com OUTSOURCED CFO & CONTROLLER SERVICES OUTSOURCED ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

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The OnPoint Team

rian Clark and the OnPoint team like to get their hands dirty. They enjoy “digging into client situations, working hand-in-hand with them to understand where they are and plan for the future.” That’s why after 12 years in public accounting, Clark started OnPoint CFO & Controller Services to offer CFO, Controller and Bookkeeping services to entities who are in need of such services but do not need them on a full-time basis. Clients get expert advice and planning while only paying for what they need.

level positions in industry, as well as management positions in major regional accounting firms. From manufacturing to technology, professional services to construction, medical practices to non-profits, the OnPoint team is ready to jump in and get started.

Collectively, members of the OnPoint team have more than 100 years of combined accounting and consulting experience. The team features talented associates who have held CFO and controller

“The theory is to allow business owners to do what they do best – cultivate their idea and grow the business,” Clark says. “We’ll handle the accounting and the administrative side.”

OnPoint recently added an administrative component through OnPoint Administrative Solutions, which offers virtual office services from Greenville’s NEXT Innovation Center, including conference rooms, reception and secretarial service.

During middle school, Brian had an interview with hall of famer Yogi Berra about being a bat boy for the New York Yankees.


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Darin Hale, M.D. elping people feel better is all in a day’s work for Darin Hale, M.D.

As an emergency room doctor at St. Francis Hospital, he deals with a vast, varied assortment of acute situations. When he changes scrubs into his other role, as director of HRC Medical Center, he treats symptoms—still urgent—that are slow, subtle and sometimes explained away as merely the unavoidable consequence of aging.

“We give people their lives back,” Dr. Hale says, noting HRC’s simple procedure not only restores vitality but also appears to reverse osteoporosis and lower blood pressure and cholesterol. HRC Medical Center was founded in 2005, by Dr. Hale’s father and uncle, based on intense research into longevity and anti-aging possibilities. The family doesn’t just prescribe the restorative process to others—Dr. Hale and his wife, a pharmacist, both enjoy the benefits of bio-equivalent hormones. “It has changed our lives completely,” he says. “We really do feel wonderful.”

301 HALTON ROAD, SUITE A GREENVILLE 864.234.5000 MON.-FRI. 9AM-5PM www.hrcmedical.com BIO-EQUIVALENT HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

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At HRC, Dr. Hale sees men and women with complaints such as fatigue, depression, weight gain, migraines and low sex drive—all of which indicate out-of-balance hormones. His solution is bio-equivalent hormone replacement therapy, an effective, all-natural

method to return your body’s chemistry to its peak in health, strength, mental clarity and sexual prowess.

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Dr. Hale worked as an attorney before deciding to pursue a medical degree.

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Sam Erwin & Lee Dixon

306 E. NORTH STREET GREENVILLE 1-800-PAL-BANK 8:00AM-6PM MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:00AM-12PM SATURDAY WWW.PALMETTOBANK.COM BANKING

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ven though The Palmetto Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, Sam Erwin, and Chief Operating Officer, Lee Dixon, differ when it comes to the Tigers and the Gamecocks, they’re clearly on the same team at The Palmetto Bank—leading the bank into the future, with a passion to live the strong values developed for over 104 years. “We are very excited about the future,” Sam says. “Our team is committed to making sure we move forward with new, innovative ways of banking while offering the same outstanding customer service, expert advice, and convenient banking for each of our clients.” The Palmetto Bank combines friendly,

personal service with innovative financial products and services – including all day deposit credit and extended business hours. It provides personal and business banking accounts as well as trust, investment, insurance and mortgage lending, backed by dedicated employees offering expert advice for all your banking needs. The Palmetto Bank is also deeply committed to enriching the Upstate community. Thanks to the support of loyal customers, The Palmetto Bank is entering its second century of serving the Upstate. Come visit any one of their branches and experience The Palmetto Bank’s personalized service!

The Palmetto Bank was the first bank in the Upstate to offer Saturday banking, in 1986.


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The BrightStar Team f there’s anything you need for an aging or ill loved one – from professional, in-home personal care to transportation, lawn services, house cleaning, and more – BrightStar will take care of it.

“With BrightStar, I have found a high-quality home care service model that will make more possible for all of our clients,” says owner Will Lowder, a former utility executive whose experience with home care for his parents inspired him to open BrightStar in April 2009.

Will’s wife, Debbi, brings her skills as a human resources professional to BrightStar to provide staffing and recruiting of personnel for medical offices from within or outside its network of medical employees. Prospective employees are interviewed and paid for by BrightStar for 45 days at no risk to the medical office. Growing at a steady rate with a requirement of maintaining quality, BrightStar will focus on its Greenville market in 2010, and plans to expand across the Upstate thereafter.

101 N. PINE ST., SUITE 315 SPARTANBURG 864.573.7012 24/7 LIVE VOICE ANSWER www.brightstarcare.com LIFE CARE

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A year later, Will is gratified to provide top-tier home healthcare services by skilled care-givers overseen by full-time RN, Cori Duguay, and executed by a service

model that always goes the extra mile for clients.

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Will Lowder is an electrical engineer.

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Tammy Campbell his is a woman unafraid of getting her hands dirty.

In 1992, Tammy Campbell sold everything she owned, moved to South America and spent the next two years volunteering with a humanitarian agency in poverty-stricken Bolivia.

1 HOKE SMITH BLVD. GREENVILLE

“My work became a mission,” she explains. “It became more than a job.”

864.987.9800

Back stateside—and more committed than ever to meaningful work—Tammy pursued a career in gerontology. Today, she is executive director of Rolling Green Village, a non-profit retirement community with a 23-year tradition of excellence.

www.rollinggreenvillage.com CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Nestled on 175 beautiful acres, RGV offers more than

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650 seniors a continuum of care with a variety of independent living options as well as assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services. This vibrant community boasts amazing amenities and services that enable residents to live life to the fullest. And here’s the real DIRT: Tammy leads her staff in their commitment to Dedication, Integrity, Respect and Teamwork. Exceptional service, after all, creates exceptional retirement living. Tammy also serves on the board of the Alzheimer’s Association. Other volunteer efforts are focused on children; through Leadership Greenville, she is assisting Ronald McDonald House in building a playground at their site here in Greenville (see www.lg36.org/fun).

A fitness enthusiast with an adventurous streak, Tammy has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, cycled the Patagonia region of Chile, and kayaked Prince William Sound in Alaska.


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Paige Haney omes are where her heart is.

Paige Haney loves houses—indeed, she spent many a year working alongside her husband Robert, a residential builder and remodeler— so becoming a Realtor was a natural next step.

One of the best parts of her job, she says, is spending time with clients in search of their Dream Home— there’s such a thrill in crossing the threshold of THE perfect place. What’s more, Paige assists clients far beyond the closing; based on her lifetime of local contacts, she’s the go-to gal for suggestions such as the best local furniture store, a special occasion restaurant, even a great boutique for that little black dress.

705 W. WADE HAMPTON BLVD. GREER 864.414.9937 phaney@cdanjoyner.com www.paigehaney.com www.paigehaneyrealtor.com REALTOR

Once you’ve been a client, you are always Paige Haney’s friend.

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Since joining Prudential C. Dan Joyner Co. in 2005, Paige has been a consistent Top Agent, earning national recognition from Prudential’s Leading Edge Society and President’s Circle. As a Certified Relocation Specialist and Fine Home Specialist, she enjoys coming up with interesting marketing techniques—for example, spotlighting homes via live commercials on local radio.

“Real estate is more than a career to me—it’s a passion,” says Paige, a native Greenvillian. “I feel blessed to have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people.”

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Paige is an avid golfer who especially enjoys playing the many courses at Myrtle Beach.

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Signature Service… Proven Results!

Tom Marchant REALTOR® 864.449.1658 www.TomMarchant.com www.CaesarsHeadShowcase.com

One Realtor who offers the best of two worlds: city living and the beautiful South Carolina mountains. Tom Marchant is at home both in the mountains and on Main Street. That’s because his dual niches—in-town real estate and Caesar’s Head—combine the personal with the professional. He’s spent a lifetime of holidays and weekends with his family atop Caesar’s Head and enjoys the convenience of living in downtown Greenville. “Whether an historic home or a chic condo, a glorious mountain get-away or a rustic cabin, my market familiarity guarantees signature service and proven results for buyers and sellers alike,” says Tom. Tom and his wife, Gidge, along with their two children, enjoy many activities, especially sports and outdoor fitness. He volunteers throughout the community, including Meals on Wheels, the local public school system, Greenville Little League and First Presbyterian Church.


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The Marchant Company eal estate is no easy game—but the Marchant Company certainly enjoys a monopoly on signature properties, signature agents and signature service.

in its independence by offering the market’s most solid residential, commercial, relocation and property management services.

The Marchant Company has long been the name you know—and the people you trust—and its roots run deep in the Greenville community. Founded in 1993 by Seabrook Marchant, an industry veteran with fourplus decades of success, this truly local firm thrives

The Marchant Company’s management team, pictured from left, includes Brian Marchant, VP/ Chief Financial Officer; Gordon Seay, VP/General Manager; Seabrook Marchant, President/BIC; and Tom Marchant, VP/Sales & Marketing.

100 W. STONE AVE. GREENVILLE 864.467.0085; 888.664.6095 info@marchantco.com www.marchantco.com REAL ESTATE

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Rather than competing to be the biggest, this boutique firm specializes in being the best. The real winners, of course, are the clients—buyers, sellers, renters and investors alike—who benefit from the high-quality representation that’s a Marchant trademark.

Marchant’s 20-plus seasoned agents exceed expectations with expertise as well as integrity. Signature service means putting their name, their reputation, behind every transaction. As such, Marchant enjoys robust referrals from satisfied clients and, even in the tough market of late, the company continues to grow.

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Seabrook Marchant, a.k.a “Seanak,” does a spot-on “Carnak” impression.

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New Way Properties

301 AUGUSTA ST., UNIT 100 GREENVILLE 864.422.9510 www.NewWayProperties.net RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SALES

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hen Brent Edgerton became interested in real estate in the 1990s, he couldn’t believe what he found. Or more importantly, what he didn’t find: basic customer service. An M.B.A. with a decade of experience in corporate sales, he knew real estate clients should get the same proactive service, prompt follow-through, and customer care found in other businesses. That frustration inspired him to open New Way in December 2004, bringing a new level of business acumen and customer service to real estate transactions. “The irony is, it’s a new way for real estate, but it’s really just old-fashioned business principles,” Edgerton says. New Way focuses on clients

New Way has agents who speak six different languages!

as individuals, with unique goals that require unique solutions, and he gives his carefully-chosen agents the flexibility to find a custom-tailored approach. Clients responded to the idea, and New Way quickly became the second-largest, by volume, independent firm in Greenville. Last year, when most businesses floundered, New Way saw increased sales. The firm also saw unprecedented profitability, thanks in part to new CFO and partner Bruce Ko, who initiated cost controls necessary in a volatile market. Already operating in Asheville and Myrtle Beach, New Way recently added an office in Charleston, and plans to continue taking its winning concepts into new markets.


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Upstate Lutheran Hospice Team

hey serve the terminally ill, but the folks at Lutheran Hospice definitely aren’t focused on death. Instead, they emphasize the quality of each client’s living so every moment can be enriched to the fullest.

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease—when they can no longer choose or benefit from curative treatments.

Families facing end-of-life medical decisions DO have choices and since 1995 many of them have chosen this local, ministry-based hospice—a program that promises compassionate, person-centered care for people of all faiths.

Lutheran Hospice, serving Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee and Laurens counties, comes to wherever the client calls home, with care based upon a life-affirming plan tailored to each individual’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Support is also extended to all family/caregivers involved in a patient’s life, with an emphasis on both practical and emotional concerns; in fact, bereavement support services are available for an additional year after the patient passes.

The interdisciplinary team at Lutheran Hospice serves patients with life-limiting illnesses or injuries—cancer, pulmonary, kidney, neurological or heart disorders,

Lutheran Hospice puts a competent, compassionate face on end-of-life care. The staff sincerely believes their work is not simply a job—it’s a calling.

218-A TRADE ST. GREER 864.848.1777; 888.547.2562 www.lutheranhospice.org HOSPICE CARE

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With Lutheran Hospice, it’s about how you live.

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Lutheran Hospice celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.

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Silas Lewis and Family

205 E. LEE ROAD TAYLORS 864.325.2022 www.SamsonStoneSC.com STONE & STUCCO INSTALLATION

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hese guys rock! Seriously, that’s what they do. Samson Stone is the Upstate’s premier stone and stucco installer.

In July of 2009, Silas Lewis, owner of Samson Stone, opened a retail location and showroom. He is now able to supply contractors and individuals with stone, mulch, pine needles, sand and many other hardscape materials. The showroom has stone and stucco samples to help with the selection process. This has opened many doors. Primarily, Silas works for builders and general contractors. While this is still a large part of the business, the retail location has introduced Silas and his crew to several do-it-yourselfers and local customers interested in smaller projects. “You

hear that people aren’t spending money right now,” he says. “The fact is that people are still investing in their current home. People stop by weekly to talk about installing stone fireplaces or patios. Outdoor living areas are also becoming very popular.” Samson Stone has been recognized as a preferred installer for Owens Corning, and was also chosen as the select installer for the 2007 & 2008 Southern Living Tour Home and the 2009 Inspiration Home. Why the success? Silas says it’s simple. “We pay attention to the details. Clients want someone responsive who can also help with selections and new ideas.” When not working, Silas spends his free time with wife Shelley, daughter Haisley, and son Ford.

Silas and Shelley also own Signature Cleaning Service which offers residential and commercial cleaning service.


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Al Vilcheck and Pat Schweitzer t’s a tall order—but Al Vilcheck is more than up to the task.

While others might hesitate to open a new eatery in this tough economy, Al relishes the challenge. He already knows he’s got a great product; indeed, he’s been hauling his custom-built pig cooker to jobsites, charity fundraisers and neighborhood gatherings for years—to enthusiastic acclaim—so he’s confident about the prospects for Big Al’s Old Time BBQ.

All Big Al’s Old Time BBQ fare has been amply taste-tested by friends—he’s a host-extraordinaire at barbecues—Pat Schweitzer adds spice, literally, to the venture with her line of Miss Pat’s rubs, seasonings and sauces. Already a complementary couple—he’s a homebuilder, she’s a freelance garden designer who landscapes those homes—Al and Pat are avid volunteers whose various efforts include fostering puppies for the Humane Society and supporting hunger relief organizations.

OLD TIME BARBECUE

2131-A WOODRUFF ROAD MAXWELL POINTE @ CORNER OF WOODRUFF & HWY. 14 GREENVILLE 864.991.2822 THURS.-FRI.-SAT. 11AM-7PM SPECIAL OLD ORDERS BY APPT. TIME

BARBECUE BBQ RESTAURANT & CATERING

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Slated to open in early April, this delectable drive-thru and catering service will offer ribs, pulled pork and tenderloin along with vinegar-based coleslaw; for those interested in fancy barbecue, which by the way isn���t an oxymoron, there’s prime rib and leg of lamb. It’s a

perfect option for tailgating, parties and picnics—not to mention busy moms seeking fast, fresh meals for their families.

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Al was forward-center for the University of Louisville Cardinals and later played professional basketball in Belgium.

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12 N. KINGS ROAD GREENVILLE 864.277.0470 MON.-FRI. 9AM-5PM www.McAbeesCarpet.com CUSTOM CARPETS AND CLEANING

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McAbee Sisters

ruly a family business, McAbee’s Custom Carpet has been serving the Upstate area for over 45 years. Jim and Sammie McAbee built their business around two core values: quality and service. Working hard to carry on the legacy that their father left, their three daughters, Becky, Debbie and Pam, continue to provide the same great customer service to the Greenville area today.

The many showrooms at McAbee’s feature a broad selection of every imaginable type of carpet material representing over 20 different manufacturers. Also available at McAbee’s is the versatile workroom, where rugs are bound, serged, fringed and repaired and borders are added to carpet in all shapes and sizes. McAbee’s motto, “Our only limitation is your imagination,” definitely applies here!

From the moment you walk into the facility, they can handle all of your carpet and rug needs for your home or office, from design assistance to installation. Customers continue to bring their cherished rugs back to McAbee’s for cleaning and repairs for years.

Whatever your carpet or rug need, McAbee’s is the only carpet store in the area that can provide you with a custom, one-of-a-kind solution that you will enjoy underfoot for years to come!

McAbee’s Custom Carpet has provided rugs for Donald Trump, The Oscars, The Emmys, and The Grammys over the years!


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The Brand Rocket Team veryone understands the importance of a website to their business. But what elements are necessary to make your website, and your business, successful?

Though different companies with different expertise, Rocket and Mediasation come together at the conference room. Rocket can now help companies meet their marketing needs under the same roof as Mediasation.

3453 PELHAM ROAD, SUITE 207 GREENVILLE 1.877.WEB-EDGE www.mediasation.com MARKETING

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In 2009, Elizabeth Leventis partnered with Mediasation, a pioneer in providing web solutions for nearly a decade, to meet these challenges. As principal at The Brand Rocket, Leventis explains, “Because the web is fast becoming a central component in your marketing plan, we formed ‘Rocket’ to coordinate expertise for your website needs with expertise for your marketing – from branding to traditional and social media – so that they work better together.”

With the growing importance of interactive platforms as a way to attract and engage new customers, Rocket helps businesses identify the right tools fit to their needs. “The beauty of Rocket is that our solutions all work together, from both technical and strategic points of view. Not to mention the hassles we save clients from trying to coordinate between a web and ad agency to get their needs met,” Leventis adds.

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Elizabeth played professional volleyball in Argentina for three months.

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400 REGENT PARK GREENVILLE 864.271.8877 www.westportintl.com www.pin-pointsolutions.com www.ozeaka.com RECRUITMENT

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Dennis Dunlavey

fter a career working as a global recruiting Director, Dennis Dunlavey ventured out on his own and opened Westport International, an elite executive leadership and search company in Greenville in 2005. With offices now in Ohio and Raleigh, Westport is an innovative executive search and management firm dedicated to building lasting client relationships to strategically place elite leadership with global Fortune 500 companies in the industrial, medical, and technology fields. As business strategists and leading search consultants, Westport effectively partners with each client and candidate based on a responsive, integrated assessment and search model to minimize risk

Dennis’s nickname on the golf course is Time Bomb!

and consistently execute innovative search solutions. Westport International’s sister company, Pinpoint Solutions, is also located in Greenville and is a supporting mid-level management and individual contributor and recruiting firm for companies across America. “Having the recruiting and executive assessment experience from leading talent acquisition inside Fortune 500 international companies gives us the knowledge and talent for placing the right individual with the right executive position,” says Dennis. Dennis moved here from Ohio and is happy to call Greenville home. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, hunting, and coaching his sons Brandon and Shane in basketball.


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B Lacher has been a well-known jewelry shop since 1946, and when Kristi Shelton started running it four years ago, she made sure she respected the company’s rich history while also adding her own modern sensibility. “The market is changing so fast, you really have to keep up with it,” says Kristi, who loves attending trade shows and finding new designers to showcase. Longstanding customers with conservative tastes will still find the classics alongside the high-fashion looks, and the service-oriented approach remains unchanged.

She maintains the family atmosphere among the staff, and enjoys working alongside her mom, who stays involved with the business and sells her own jewelry designs at the store. Kristi learned from her parents to build business relationships based on honesty, trust, and work ethic. “That’s something they both instilled in me – the most influential thing,” she says.

123 COLLEGE ST. GREENVILLE 864.232.7385 www.jblacher.com MON.-FRI. 10AM-6PM SAT. 10AM-4PM FINE JEWELRY

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Shelton’s parents, Steve and Nancy Shaikun, were involved in the jewelry industry throughout her

childhood, and when Greenville’s Bill Lacher retired in 1998, the Shaikuns decided to buy the business. Kristi pitched in, and then took the helm when her father passed away in 2005.

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Kristi squeezes in yoga and kickboxing sessions between running the shop and her role as mom.

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Nancy McMillon

2108 LAURENS ROAD GREENVILLE 864.297.FACE MON.-FRI. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY UNTIL 8PM www.positiveimagegreenville.com MAKEUP/SKINCARE

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y awareness of makeup began when I was eight years old,” remembers licensed skincare specialist/esthetician Nancy McMillon. She recollects her stunning transformation when made up as a gypsy that Halloween: “My first thought was, ‘Wow, I’m not going to be ugly.’ That’s when I first understood, makeup could turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.”

the country. Skincare, facials, and makeup lessons are on the menu at her yellow brick cottage location on Laurens Road.

Skin has been her passion for more than 30 years. She began selling classmates makeup in high school. Years later, she opened a home office for a new makeup company. After moving to Greenville, she trained with top-notch professionals in NYC and artists across

Nancy, a Certified Natural Health Professional, helps clients understand that beautiful skin comes from what they put on their faces, in their mouths, what they think, and even how they sleep!

“We start with one-on-one consultations, then develop a plan to meet each client’s goals,” Nancy says. Specialties include The Art of the Arch© for eyebrows, which define one’s facial expression, and dye-free products by ColoreScience Mineral makeup.

Your club or business can schedule events in Positive Image’s seminar room.


The Palmettos Assisted Living

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athryn Davis and her team at The Palmettos Assisted Living have a passion for working with senior adults. “They are the most valuable people on earth; they have a history and stories to tell,” says Kathryn. “Working with them and listening to them has truly enriched my life.”

The facility is located on Butler Road in Mauldin, next to NHC Healthcare, where patients receive skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation. “Our goal is to provide physical, emotional, and psychosocial support to our residents,” Kathryn says. “We want them to feel safe, remain active and independent for as long as possible, retain their dignity and most of all enjoy life!”

810 EAST BUTLER ROAD GREENVILLE 864.627.0803 www.thepalmettosmauldin.com ASSISTED LIVING

Pictured left to right Brooke Owens, RN, Kathryn Davis, Executive Director, and Kimberly Elliott, Marketing Director.

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As the Executive Director of The Palmettos, NHC’s first built assisted living facility in SC, Kathryn will be joined by Brooke Owens, RN, and Kimberly Elliott, Marketing Director. Their combined 45 years of experience working with senior adults, complemented by NHC’s long history in providing excellent health care and rehabilitation to seniors, will help them to create an environment that cultivates individuality.

The Palmettos Assisted Living Community, opening in March, also includes a Secure Memory Care section for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Licensed nurses will be available and on-site, 24/7.

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The Palmettos has a putting green for residents on the grounds!

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Available Technology, Inc.

114C LAURENS ROAD GREENVILLE 864.232.1234 www.availabletechnology.net NETWORK CONSULTING AND IT SERVICES

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ike Lane spends a lot of time on wheels. The former competitive skateboarder now dashes about instead in his car to meet the needs of a growing client base. His company, Available Technology, provides IT service and support for small businesses with 1 to 50 computers. And business is booming. While companies downsized their IT budgets due to the recession, their need for service remains unchanged. Available Technology has stepped up, offering flexible billing options—including per hour and a la carte—to suit virtually any budget. “We are their IT department,” Mike explains.

But what really distinguish his company are responsiveness, personal service and professionalism. Available Technology understands that downtime doesn’t fly in today’s fast-paced business climate. That’s why Mike and his team of certified technicians are available on-demand, delivering Microsoft and Apple support along with everything from security auditing to backup strategies to data recovery. “Our real advantage,” he says, “is that we’re built for speed.” Speaking of which, Mike still visits the skateboard park with his two sons, Ethan and Eric.

Mike was a sponsored skateboarder in high school and enjoys teaching the sport to a new generation.


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Ike Maddox hen a carpet problem strikes, Ike Maddox should be your first call. With 36 years of experience and countless hours of training and certification, if it can be fixed, Ike can fix it.

The staff remains small and focused on service and integrity. “I’d rather do two jobs a day and do them right than rush through more,” he says. “We want to do it right or not at all.” He is always a phone call away, and if possible, he’ll talk customers through a procedure to save them time and money.

128 POINSETT HWY. GREENVILLE

Ike enjoys spending time with his wife Julie and sons Charlie and Benjamin, attending lacrosse games and being active with the Boy Scouts of America.

CARPET, RUG AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING

864.232.9015 www.ikescarpet.com MON.-FRI. 8:30AM-5PM

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What started as a family’s small home-based carpetcleaning business has grown since Ike took the reins, adding new services and the latest equipment. Specialty cleaning of Oriental, antique and age-old rugs, tapestries, fabrics and furniture, as well as in-home cleaning of carpets, makes his firm the one to call “when quality and care are your greatest concern.” He also does flooring inspections, consulting and corrections for carpet manufacturers, dealers, fiber producers and customers.

Relocating from Wade Hampton Boulevard to Poinsett Highway almost four years ago allows more space for an in-plant cleaning facility.

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Ike served as president of the International Society of Cleaning Technicians and has been named Technician of the Year.

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1661 E. MAIN ST. EASLEY 1.877.859.4709 ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS IN GREER, SENECA, SIMPSONVILLE, TRAVELERS REST, AND GREENVILLE www.advancedpro.biz

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Phillip Peters

hen an amputee needs a new prosthesis, it helps to work with someone who really understands. Phillip Peters does, because he’s been there. A below-the-knee amputee since the age of 15, he knows the importance of fit and comfort. That’s why he decided to open his own business, Advanced Prosthetics.

have to slow you down.

“Phillip is committed to getting people up and walking,” says Miriam Peters, Phillip’s wife. Phillip and his team make sure each patient’s device is just right. The desire is to get people back to their lives. As a father of two who enjoys hiking, water skiing, and car racing, he is proof that a disability doesn’t

They strive to provide exceptional patient care for all their patients. They offer upper and lower extremity prostheses, as well as orthopedic braces, mastectomy products, and shoes designed for diabetics. Now with six locations, they offer high-tech products fit by certified practitioners.

Phillip was born in Tennessee but moved to the Upstate and attended Parker High School. Miriam grew up in southern Greenville County. They met at Shriners Hospital, where she worked in the prosthetics/orthotics department, and married a year later.

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Phillip Peters races cars in the Charger division at Greenville Pickens Speedway.


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Wesley Turner, Daniel Schavey & Sadie Wesley holds a horticulture degree and has the expertise as well as talent for creating long-lasting, beautiful potted indoor or outdoor arrangements. Bring in your own containers, window boxes or door basket, and Roots will customize them for you. Roots also offers free delivery, interior plantscaping, outdoor container planting services, and event floral design.

“Everyone loves fresh flower arrangements – but they just don’t last,” says Daniel, a Rock Hill native who graduated from Clemson University. “We make arrangements using living potted plants with ‘roots’ as an alternative to cut flowers.”

Even though Roots has only been open a short while, this chic garden boutique already has a loyal following and has established its own roots in Greenville. “I enjoy meeting new customers and am thankful to be able to do what I love every day,” says Wesley.

2247 AUGUSTA ST. GREENVILLE 864.241.0100 www.rootsofgreenville.com MON.-FRI. 10AM-6PM SAT.10AM-5PM

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oots is a happy place. Upon stepping inside this “urban gardener’s oasis,” Sadie, the fiveyear old King Charles Spaniel, greets visitors at the door while co-owners Daniel Schavey and Wesley Turner stand ready to assist in creating the perfect potted arrangement or finding a garden accent or gift.

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Roots offers “wine and design” events at least two times a month.

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TJ and Michelle Getz

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GREENVILLE 864.354.2548 www.getzcreative.com www.getzcreativecommercial.com PHOTOGRAPHY FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE LIFE

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hen he peers through a camera lens, TJ Getz isn’t looking for pictures—he’s seeking out possibilities.

His vision extends beyond merely documenting an image; he’s after the essence of an event, the emotion of a relationship. It’s all about atmosphere, with a touch of sensationalism. ���We’re about a stylized look,” says TJ, describing himself as a fashion-inspired cinematic photographer. “It’s not just you—it’s ‘you’ bumped up a few notches.” Whether commercial, portrait, wedding, family or couples photography, this romanticized style blurs the line between fine art and photography. “The focus

isn’t on realism,” TJ explains. “It’s not fake, but it’s definitely fashionized.” Hollywood-style imagery for the common man is a Getz signature, and every subject—whether bride, couple, expectant mom or child—is stylized like a celebrity. TJ’s wife, Michelle, is his business and creative partner. As former magazine designers, they share a talent for crafting a moment, then capturing it for eternity. GetzCreative has seven Wedding & Portrait Photographers International awards and was voted a 2010 Best of Weddings winner with The Knot. TJ and Michelle also believe in giving back and donate a portion of their time to local nonprofits such as Let There Be Mom.

TJ and Michelle enjoy sci-fi and are currently working their way through the 2004 TV series Battlestar Galactica.


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Phil & Lin Watson, Suzanne Robinson e spent 35 years growing other people’s companies, so when Phil Watson decided to settle down and run his own small business, well, he ended up growing it, too.

Thus Harrison Lighting—which once specialized in restoring old light fixtures—has evolved into Greenville’s go-to provider of total lighting for the home. From chandeliers, sconces and lamps to exterior lanterns and landscape lighting, this Augusta Road business creates brilliance both inside and out.

Harrison Lighting is especially popular for its customcrafted light fixtures, restored antique/estate pieces and reproductions. “We like to offer our customers something unique,” Phil explains, adding they also carry fixtures from top manufacturers along with the Upstate’s largest selection of lampshades.

6 WEST LEWIS PLAZA GREENVILLE 864.271.3922 www.harrisonlighting.com LIGHTING

Expanding the business—while continuing its original niche specialty—has turned out to be a brilliant idea.

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“We emphasize proper lighting,” says Phil, a certified lighting specialist credentialed by the American Lighting Association. “We’re dedicated to helping you discover the power and impact of layers of light.”

A former business development consultant, Phil and his wife, Lin, purchased Harrison Lighting from founder Don Harrison in 2005. They run the company alongside their daughter, Suzanne, working with architects, builders and interior designers as well as homeowners.

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Phil and Lin are both Rotarians—he’s a member of The Rotary Club of Greenville and she’s in The Rotary Club of Greenville Evening.

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The Century BMW Team

H 2750 LAURENS ROAD GREENVILLE 864.234.6437 or 800.340.5099 MON.-FRI. 8:30AM-7:30PM; SAT. 9AM-6PM www.century-bmw.com BMW DEALERSHIP

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e just got the keys to the ultimate job.

Scott Dobler grew up in the automotive industry—his parents owned multiple dealerships on Long Island—and early on he mapped out his own car-centric career. After gaining expertise within the family enterprise, Scott ventured south along a road to success that eventually brought this native New Yorker to Greenville via Florida. As Century BMW’s new general manager—he took the wheel in February 2010—Scott is proud to be part of the dealership’s 40-year tradition of excellence. He leads a finely-tuned staff, many with decades of sales, parts and service tenure; they make buying a bimmer the ultimate driving experience.

“BMW has always been my brand of choice,” says Scott, who drives a 550i GT coupe. “These are world-class automobiles and the quality really does set us apart.” Scott anticipates the dealership’s upcoming move in June to a new, state-of-the-art facility—still on the Motor Mile, of course—with a bigger showroom and double the service capacity. He’s also committed to expanding Century BMW’s community outreach, everything from sponsoring live music to supporting local sporting events. The Century BMW management team includes Scott Dobler, Heath Rickhoff, Libby Webster, Rodney McCauley, Stan Ashemore, Ronnie Poole, Mike Foerster, JoAnn Watson and Evan Baker.

Scott once signed a one-day contract to play professional basketball with the Orlando Magic.


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Angie Miller & Chad Taylor here’s so much to do when you’re a bride to be, and even more to do as a newlywed or homeowner.

Angie Miller has answers for both stages of a couple’s life. Expanding her original online directory for brides, GSPBridalNetwork.com, Angie partnered with Chad Taylor to create UpstateHomeandYard.com.

GSPBridalNetwork.com is going strong, and Angie promises to continue its sponsorship of Brides Against Breast Cancer, a charity event that raises money through the sale of wedding gowns to grant wishes to terminally ill breast cancer patients. To further their commitment, she and Chad will donate $5 from any new sales to the charity. “We are passionate in supporting the Upstate and local businesses,” Angie says. “We’re connecting businesses to the customer, and the customer to businesses.”

UpstateHomeandYard.com 864.561.7858 GSPBridalNetwork.com 864.423.9559 ONLINE DIRECTORY

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Angie says: “By creating UpstateHomeandYard.com, our objective is to ‘complete the circle’ with each website complementing each other.” UpstateHomeandYard.com has over 80 categories plus a printable Home and Yard Organizer and more. By using the two web directories, newlyweds and homeowners can find any business or

service that they need from the engagement ring to new construction or landscaping.

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Angie publishes a wedding and event-planning guide.

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Lori Powers & Tonya Davis 700 WOODRUFF ROAD, UNIT 2 GREENVILLE 864.234.7009 www.realdeals.net/greenville THU. 9AM-5PM SAT. 9AM-3PM

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ori Powers hosts a party twice a week, with laughter, fun and friends. And the best part – everyone leaves with mirrors, lamps and other gorgeous home items, all scored for a steal.

As owner of Real Deals, Lori has been able to combine her twin passions, people and home décor, and she’s done it all with friend, neighbor and decorating expert Tonya Davis. The two women started with neighborhood sales, and when they realized how well they worked together – and how much fun they were having – they decided to give retail a try. They chose Real Deals, a national franchise, because they loved the concept: the shop opens just two days

HOME DECOR

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a week, with new merchandise arriving each week and prices 30-50% lower than similar stores for the same items. Customers come for the selection and rock-bottom prices, and keep coming back for the fun atmosphere and personal service. And that’s Lori’s favorite part. “We know our customers very well. We know what they like, what’s going on with their families. We love our customers,” she says. Though her “part-time” job quickly morphed into full-time, Lori fits work around the schedule of her family, which includes her husband and two sons, ages 9 and 3.

The Powers family is active with the March of Dimes and served as an Ambassador family in 2003.


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Merle Norman of Simpsonville says Janice. “Ladies will go to every length to make sure they look as beautiful as possible and use our products to do just that.” In addition to cosmetics and skin care products, Janice also offers several spa services including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, waxing (the perfect shaped eyebrows can make all the difference!), basic facials, and body contouring. Along with her daughter-in-law, Alison White, she makes sure every customer leaves with improved self-esteem. “Boosting self-confidence is what this business is all about,” says Janice.

655 FAIRVIEW ROAD, SUITE N SIMPSONVILLE 864.962.1767 MON.-FRI. 10AM-6PM SAT. 10AM-3PM

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love making every one of my customers feel beautiful,” says Janice Curtis, a licensed esthetician who opened her franchise of Merle Norman five years ago. “It is very rewarding to work with such wonderful ladies in the community and see what a difference I make in their lives every day.” Janice was a Merle Norman fan long before she decided to open a business, having used their skin and makeup products for over 30 years. That decision has turned out to be a good one, as her business continues to flourish with new customers as well as ones who have been coming in since its opening. “The cosmetic industry is recession-proof,”

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Janice is a tribal member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

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716 S. MAIN ST, SUITE A GREENVILLE 864.552.1518 MON.-FRI. 9AM-5:30PM SAT. BY APPOINTMENT www.sfwestend.com FINANCIAL SERVICES, INSURANCE

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Kevin Dunn evin Dunn has known unexpected illness up close. That’s why he’s passionate about what he does—both for a living and after hours.

Inspired by his wife and father, both cancer survivors, Kevin is co-founder and president of The Palmetto Peloton Project, a nonprofit cycling initiative that’s contributed more than $500,000 for cancer research and advocacy since 2005. The Upstate native also owns the State Farm agency conveniently located in Greenville’s West End to serve Greenville’s residents and businesspeople. Its mission is to help safeguard clients and their families against

life’s vagaries. “Our job,” he explains, “is to protect what they’ve worked hard for.” State Farm is known for its homeowner, life and auto insurance. But the company also specializes in comprehensive financial services including consumer lending, IRAs, college saving plans, CDs and annuities. Kevin’s team takes these excellent products and applies them with the “good neighbor” touch. They get to know their clients personally, customize services to meet specific needs and are available to help 24/7.

Kevin participated in the inaugural Challenge to Conquer Cancer bicycle ride to Austin, Texas covering over 1400 miles in 4 days.


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Scott Peck e’s played drums since high school, but Scott Peck’s real talent is making sure the beat goes on in music education.

education at every level.

Scott is the third generation to lead Pecknel Music Company, a full-service retailer founded by his grandfather George, a retired band director, in 1959. While evolving through the years to keep tempo with technology, Pecknel steadfastly remains true to its original purpose: a genuine partnership with music

Pecknel has been THE musician’s store of choice for generations. “What a gift when someone who had a Pecknel instrument as a kid comes in now, as a parent, to get an instrument for their own child,” Scott says. “We’ve been building relationships for 50 years—and that’s a legacy you won’t find on the Internet.”

1312 N. PLEASANTBURG DRIVE GREENVILLE 864.244.7881 MON.-FRI. 9AM-6PM; SAT. 9AM-5PM www.pecknelmusic.com MUSIC, INSTRUMENTS & ACCESSORIES

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“Music matters,” says Scott, principal player of a local venture that’s long been instrumental to the success of band, orchestra, choral and piano programs across the Carolinas. “We’re committed to enhancing lives through participation in music.”

“We’re a support system for both students and teachers,” Scott says, noting Pecknel specializes in band/orchestra instruments, music and accessories; church, choral and piano music; and a full line of guitars, keyboards, drums and sound systems. It also serves as a performance venue, hosting recitals, music club meetings, private lessons and more.

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Scott is an avid golfer who travels to Scotland at least once a year to play a few rounds in the game’s birthplace.

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The Greenville Drive Team 945 S. MAIN ST. GREENVILLE 864.240.4500 greenvilledrive.com BASEBALL

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ame on!

When it comes to family fun, the Greenville Drive really step up to the plate. From the first crack of the bat on Opening Day – that’s April 8, by the way – Fluor Field at the West End is the place to be for an entire season of wholesome, affordable entertainment. With tickets starting at $5, a night at the ballpark costs less than going to the movies. In addition to showcasing the future stars of the Boston Red Sox, the Greenville Drive toss out plenty more enticements, including promotional nights – think Dollar Drink Night, Music Mania/ Fireworks, Spectacular Saturdays, Family Fundays

and Tasty Tuesdays – along with group events such as Birthday Bashes and Picnics in the Park. Mascot Reedy Rip’it makes a perfect pitch for kids. During Field of Dreams outings, for example, youth baseball players get to rub shoulders with the pros. For the littlest fans, there’s a 1,500-squarefoot playground and Reedy’s Rascals Kids Club offering perks such as T-shirts, pennants, trading cards and more. As is fitting for the Red Sox Single-A affiliate, the Drive stadium is modeled after Fenway Park – complete with a “Green Monster” in left field and “Pesky’s Pole” in right field.

The stars will be out in Greenville when Fluor Field hosts the 2010 South Atlantic League All-Star Game on Tuesday, June 22.


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Ken Gamble & Bill Ledbetter hen Ken Gamble started his auto maintenance business, he had a $2,000 loan and his driveway as company headquarters.

“Our mission is to take care of our customers, and ensure they get a good product at a good price,” says Ken, who uses Auto Check to access the car’s history and a buying service to locate any car a customer wants. Ken and his partner, Bill Ledbetter, have much in common. Both have four children, grandchildren, and are active in church. Ken hosts The Driving Line, a radio call-in show, every Saturday at 10 a.m. on 106.3 WORD Radio.

1250 E. BUTLER ROAD GREENVILLE 864.675.6016 MON.-FRI. 7:30AM-5:30PM NORTH HILLS AUTO SALES 1 PELHAM ROAD GREENVILLE 864.235.1728 MON.-FRI. 7:30AM-DUSK SAT. 9AM-5PM www.northhillsauto.com FULL-SERVICE AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR/ AUTO SALES

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Twenty-four years later, North Hills Automotive has five locations in Greenville and Spartanburg, and offers full-service automotive repair including oil changes, brakes, engine replacement, tune-ups, and tires. All of North Hills Automotive’s technicians are certified, and every job carries an exclusive one-year, unlimited-mile warranty. Service technician Tom Eberly earned the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Technician of the Year for North America in 2002.

North Hills Auto Sales has been selling cars and trucks of all kinds for 20 years – all selected by Ken and put through a 120-point inspection.

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For every $1 spent on maintenance, $5 is saved on repairs.

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Locke Total Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Advanced Prosthetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 American Services, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Artistic Cutters Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Available Technology, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Bannister Wyatt, LLC, Attorneys At Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Big Al’s Old Time Barbecue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Bradshaw Gordon & Clinkscales, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Bright Star Lifecare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Carolina Consignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Century BMW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Charter Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Charter Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Christopher Ashley Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Complete Commercial Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Courtyard Marriott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Cowart Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Customized Companion Care, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Diamonds Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Dr. McGregor & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 emedia Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Enable Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Ethan Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Family Legacy, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 First Choice Custom Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Garner’s Natural Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, Back Cover Getzcreative Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Greenville Area Development Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Greenville Dermatology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Greenville Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Greenville Ear Nose & Throat Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Greenville First . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Greystone Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Gromvision Corporate Video Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Hampden Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Hampton Inn & Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Harrison Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Herlong Bates Burnett Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 HRC Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Ike’s Carpet & Oriental Rug Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Imagine Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Independence National Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover Jacob Mann, Coldwell Banker Caine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 JB Lacher Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Jersey Mike’s Subs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Joan Herlong, Prudential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Kephart 180 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Kevin Dunn, State Farm at the WestEnd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Knock It Out Boxing Circuit Express Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Living Well Integrative Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Lutheran Hospice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Massage Envy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Mast General Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 McAbee’s Custom Carpet Sales & Service, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Meals on Wheels of Greenville County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Mediasation Web Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Merle Norman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Metropolitan Arts Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Muncaster Financial Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 New Way Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 New York Butcher Shoppe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39 NEXT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 North Hills Automotive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 On Point CFO & Controller Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Paige Haney, Prudential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Pecknel Music Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Peculiar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Personal Best Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Positive Image Skin Care & Makeup Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Prime Lending . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Propel HR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Prudential C. Dan Joyner Co., REALTORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Real Deals Home Décor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Rolling Green Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Roots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Samson Stone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Sandy Farrey, Prudential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Scott Holloway Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Self Regional Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover Sharp Business Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Spaulding Group, Prudential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Super Duper Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The Brand Rocket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 The Cascades Verdae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 The Marchant Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76-77 The Palmetto Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 The Palmettos Assisted Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 The Poinsett Bride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 tnj trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Tony’s Liquor Stores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Trade Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Trio Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Trousseau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Two Men & A Truck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Upstate Home & Yard.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Westport Intl Elite Executive Leadership & Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 WYFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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Alexander, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Alexander, Wanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Angstadt, Rebecca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Bacot, Karen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Baker, Dell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Bannister, Bruce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Bannister, Mary Margaret . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Bates, Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Baughman, Randall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Beck, Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Beesley, Tiffany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Bishop, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Blow, Eileen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Bockstahler, Dave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Bonasia, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Bradshaw, Del . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Brannon, Dale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Brown, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Brown, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Brown, William . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Burnett, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Caldwell, Dr. Clif . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Campbell, Tammy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Carlisle, Catriona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Cessarich, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Clark, Brian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Clinkscales, Roger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Coates, Melanie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Cogdill, Krista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Collins, Brent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Cowart, Cheryl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Cowart, George Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Cowart, Leanne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Crigler, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Cullip, Aaron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Curtis, Janice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Cutchin, Braxton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Davis, Kathryn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Davis, Tonya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Dewar, Jan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58


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Dickens, Jake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Dickens, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 DiMarco, Shelley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Dixon, Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Dorsey, Tim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Duncan, Roger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Dunham, Kimberly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Dunlavey, Dennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Dunn, Kevin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Dwyer, Christine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Elliott, Kimberly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Erwin, Sam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Farrey, Sandy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Feldman, Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Feldman, Caroline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Feldman, Rebecca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Feldman, Reid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Ferguson, Sandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Finn, Richard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Fisher, Garland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Foth, Andy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Gamble, Ken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Gardner, Lady . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Garner, Candace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Garner, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Garrigan, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Getz, Michelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Getz, TJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Gomez, Ali Espinoza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Gravely, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Grom, Greg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Hair, Dina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Hale, Dr. Darin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Haney, Paige . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Harris, Jeff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Hart, Geoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Herlong, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Hester, Erin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Hewett, Darrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Hiles, Heather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Hogg, Joel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Holloway, Leigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Holloway, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Horne, Tina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Howard, Jerry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Howell, Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Hoyt, Pam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Hundrieser, Linda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Jamison, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Jamison, CJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Johnston, William . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Jordan, Christine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Joyner, C. Dan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Joyner, Danny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Keasler, Marett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Keir, Kendall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Kelley, Karla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Land, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Lane, Mike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Lanford, Becky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Ledbetter, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Leventis, Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Lewis, Shelley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Lewis, Silas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Lim, Insook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Locke, Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Locke, Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Long, Dianne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 MacDonald, Trey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Maddox, Ike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Makkas, Paula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Makkas, Vicky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Malik, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Mann, Jacob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Marchant, Brian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Marchant, Seabrook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Marchant, Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76-77 McGregor, Brenda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 McMillon, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Messier Jacquelyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Middleton, Cheryl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Miller, Angie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Miller, Dr. Matthew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Muncaster, Richard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Nase, Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Newton, Margaret . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Newton, Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Norton, Darlene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Owens, Brooke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Oxford, Meg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Peck, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Pecoraro, Tim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Peters, Phillip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Poore, Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Powers, Lori . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Prochaska, Todd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Raley,Lynda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Rauch, Donna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Reeves, Rob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Robinson, Suzanne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Rollins, Holly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Rose, Kristen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Ryan, Louise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Saltz, Jane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Satterfield, Mandy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Schavey, Daniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Schweitzer, Pat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Scott, Leslie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Seay, Gordon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Seman, Liz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Shelton, Kristi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Sherman, Trey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Smallwood, Stacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Smid, Sherry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Smith, Hollis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Sorton, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Stevens, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Taylor, Caroline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Taylor, Chad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Taylor, Don . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Tharpe, Belynda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Thompson, Brad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Thompson, Cindy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Thompson, Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Tiffany, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Tindal, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Tolley, Courtney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Tufo, Helena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Turner, Wesley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Valenti, Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Vander Wood, Tony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Vilcheck, Al . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Walker, Leon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Watson, Lin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Watson, Phil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Webber, Sharon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Webber, Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 White, Alison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Williams, Glen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Wimberly, Debbie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Yarborough, Hubert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Yarborough, Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Yates, Jay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Yeargin, Cindy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Young, Joni Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49


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Business Profile 8825 Augusta Road Pelzer, SC 29669 USA Office: +1 (864) 243-4214

Hours of Operation M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Industries Parts, Service, Trailers

TRAILER SALES, SERVICE

TNJ Trailers Mark Alexander walked into TNJ a couple of years ago to buy a trailer... and he ended up getting hitched as well. Now he helps run this thriving business founded 20 years ago by his wife, Wanda, and her late father “Big Jim” Bagwell. Though it began as a side business in 1989, TNJ Trailers quickly evolved into the Upstate’s preferred dealership for commercial, residential, and recreational trailers as well as parts and accessories, and its full-service shop specializes in maintenance, brake controllers, hitches, and customizations. With a mission to “sell the best and service the rest,” TNJ caters to roofers, landscapers, contractors, motorcycle enthusiasts - indeed, anyone who has anything to haul. At TNJ Trailers we guarantee the best quality and value for your money! Along with the Alexanders, the TNJ team includes Parts Manager Charity Tucker (who, by the way, is Wanda’s cousin) and Shop Foreman Mike Harden; together, they’ve earned Top Dealer recognition from brands such as Diamond C Trailers and Haulmark. Away from work, it’s all about kith and kin. The Alexanders enjoy spending time with their children, attending Brookwood Church - where they are members of a Bible study group for remarried couples - and date nights alone together.

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Did you know? TNJ stands for “Trailers Not Junk!”

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Outstanding in their field!! I have been dealing with TNJ for almost ten years now and have had nothing but the highest levels of quality and professionalism from them. I would recommend them to anyone needing a new trailer or trailer repairs and accessories!

Highly Recommend! I took my grandson’s carhauler there for repair and they were very professional and friendly at the same time. I would highly recommend them and will be doing future business with TNJ!

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