Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce 2021 Directory and Newcomers Guide

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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S Welcome from the Chamber...............................................................................................4 Welcome from our Mayor, City Council and Administration...........................................5 Chamber Signature Events..................................................................................................6 Fountain Inn Museum...........................................................................................................8 Fountain Inn High School..................................................................................................10 Fountain Inn High School Athletics..................................................................................12 Fountain Inn Police and Fire Departments......................................................................13 City of Fountain Inn Signature Events.............................................................................14 At a Glance/Get Connected..............................................................................................15 Shopping and Dining.........................................................................................................16 What is Money?.................................................................................................................18 Parks and Recreation Department...................................................................................20 The Center for Community Services................................................................................22 2021 Chamber Membership Directory............................................................................23

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WELCOME FROM THE CHAMBER By Richard Matthews

2021 is the year of opportunity! With the difficulties we overcame in the pandemic year, we have all learned valuable lessons that we can implement in our businesses and community. How many relationships with family, friends, and neighbors grew? How many acts of service poured through our community? How many business owners operated on razor thin profits, or even losses on a prayer the lights could stay on? How much did the phrase “Shop Local” come to mean for residents and business owners alike? Well, the vaccines are available, the lockdowns are over, and it is time to work together to put those lessons into practice. Not only did Fountain Inn manage to overcome the adversity, but we also grew stronger than ever before. In last year’s Board Chair article, I referenced Fountain Inn’s “small-town feel.” What we learned last year is that the smalltown community is just as critical to what makes this such a special city.

There were Food Drives for food banks, PPE donations for front line workers, refrigerator storage offered for perishables, drive-throughs at Quillen Manor, graduations, birthdays, and funerals, on and on and on. When the world is turning into a global economy, you just cannot replace a self-sustaining community. And so, the growth of Fountain Inn continues, beyond just residential housing, infrastructure, and businesses. Relationship, efficiency, and local patronage are growing as well. The most obvious lesson learned to take into 2021 and beyond is that even though it is tone deaf to say, “we’re all in this together,” the realization is that we should live this way regardless, through the good times and the bad. Whenever, and however, you can help your fellow Fountain Inn business or resident, take it as an opportunity to continue to build up and strengthen this community!

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Marnie Schwartz-Hanley

Richard Matthews

Kathy Moore

Dena Moore

Heidi Hamrick

Matthew Waschkowski

Fountain Inn Chamber

Matthews Wealth Management

Greenville Heritage FCU

Laurens Electric

Prisma Health

Outdoor Properties, LLC

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Board Chair

Vice-Chair

Treasurer

Secretary

Lindsay Lewis

Chris Ingle

Stacy Jacobs

Larry Kerns, Jr.

Aaron Hood

Kate Anderson

Shawn Bell

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Envirocare Landscape Management

Blackstream International

The Sock Ministry

Carolina Columns, LLC

C. Dan Joyner

City of Fountain Inn

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WELCOME FROM O U R M AY O R

C I T Y A D M I N I S T R AT O R Shawn Bell City Administrator City of Fountain Inn

GP McLeer Mayor, City of Fountain Inn

Welcome to Fountain Inn! Whether you’re moving here, opening up shop here, or simply visiting – I invite you to take in everything Fountain Inn has to offer. Our community is home to friendly neighborhoods, vibrant small businesses, a growing manufacturing sector, active parks, and full of that quintessential small town charm. 2020 brought challenges to all communities; but despite all of the negatives, there was still much to celebrate here in Fountain Inn. Seven new small businesses opened their doors in 2020; Fox Hill Business Park was announced, the first new business park in Greenville County in decades; we officially opened the Emanuel Sullivan Sports Complex – formerly Woodside Park which went through a $4 million renovation; and Fountain Inn High School construction continued with an open date of August 2021 clear ahead. If you’re new to Fountain Inn, I encourage you to get out and get to know your neighbor, the small business owners, our Chamber – and please feel free to reach out to me! All of us who call Fountain Inn home are happy to show you everything we have to offer. There are many ways to experience Fountain Inn - from summer concerts outside in our amphitheater, to Saturday morning strolls through the Farmers Market, and of course our signature events – Aunt Het Festival (hosted by the Chamber of Commerce), and our Christmas Festival. Or you can spend some time in one of our many parks, or on our segment of the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Get some shopping done on our historic Main Street, and then grab a meal at one of our many restaurants. Fountain Inn’s success is rooted in one thing – community. This city has been attracting business and people because of the character of those who call Fountain Inn home. We celebrate together, we solve problems together, and we work for the future, together. Fountain Inn isn’t just where we live, it’s home. I hope that this Newcomer’s Guide gives you at least a taste of what makes our community so special. On behalf of my fellow City Council members, our staff, and in partnership with our Chamber of Commerce, thank you for choosing Fountain Inn.

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

John Mahony Ward 1

Jay Thomason Ward 2

Phil Clemmer Ward 4

Anthony Cunningham Ward 5

Anjeanette “AJ” Dearybury Ward 3

Mack Blackstone Ward 6

Naomi Reed Assistant City Administrator City of Fountain Inn

ASSISTANT CITY ADMINISTRATOR NAOMI REED Honored in 2021 Class of ChangeMakers in the Upstate Since 1972, Multiplying Good has recognized a host of national public figures with the Jefferson Award for their outstanding contributions to our country and its communities. Nationally, the Jefferson Award is the country’s most prestigious honor for service and volunteerism, and honorees—individuals including such notable figures as Barbara Bush, Oprah Winfrey, Peyton Manning, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and many others—make up a storied group of American heroes whose dedication to service has inspired others to lead. Multiplying Good’s goal in South Carolina is to cultivate the next generation of our state’s servant leaders. With that goal in mind, the organization is announcing today the members of the 2021 Class of ChangeMakers—community leaders in the Upstate who have demonstrated a commitment to service and the potential to truly move South Carolina forward. The 2021 Upstate ChangeMakers class will kick off later this month with an orientation, reception, and networking event for each of the honorees and their guests. Throughout the spring and early summer, these ChangeMakers will work both individually and as a cohort to raise financial support for Students In Action, Multiplying Good’s flagship youth leadership development program that uses service-learning as the vehicle for arming high schoolers with the life skills necessary for successful in college, career, and beyond. The ChangeMakers will also participate in volunteer, community, and other networking activities each month with the goal of raising awareness of Students In Action and inspiring even more young leaders to do their part. The program will culminate in June 2021 with a celebration event, recognizing each of the honorees with a Jefferson Award and celebrating all they have accomplished to make a difference across our Upstate communities.

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C H A M B E R S I G N AT U R E E V E N T S THIS YEAR’S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENTS ARE SURE TO BE EXCITING AS RESIDENTS AND MEMBERS JOIN TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE THE CHARACTER AND CULTURE OF OUR CITY! ANNUAL BANQUET

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The Annual Banquet will feature a Member-focused theme where we can let our hair down and enjoy friendships, networking opportunity, and OYSTERS! We’ve been working for 2 years to get an Oyster Roast together and it’s finally going to happen. For the non-oyster eaters, we’ll have BBQ and Mac & Cheese, of course!

Last year’s Taste Inn event allowed Fountain Inn to finally get out of the house after months of being locked in. We doubled our turnout compared to our inaugural year in 2019. Enjoy a “Taste” from each restaurant in Fountain Inn on Main Street and dance the night (and calories) away.

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We missed hosting this event in 2020 and are excited to get back at it in 2021! Main Street is blocked off again to celebrate our town’s historical writer Robert Quillen’s nationally syndicated comic featuring “Aunt Het.” (Check out the Museum’s exhibit to get the whole scoop.) This festival has local crafts and art vendors spread out over 3 blocks including a car show, live music, food trucks and activities for the kids.

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Our annual Golf Tournament was replaced in 2020 with the Clay Shoot. We listened to our membership and changed it up! Come join us at the Clinton House, enjoy some amazing food, and compete with your co-workers and friends shooting shotguns at clay pigeons. This year’s event will be on a Friday and will include ammunition… Like we said, we’re listening.

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After the City of Fountain Inn kicks off Christmas “Inn” Our Town with carriage rides and the Christmas Tree Lighting, Main Street packs out for our annual Christmas Parade. As the sun sets, the floats light up the faces of kids and adults alike as we celebrate our businesses and community to highlight the reason for the season!

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Lunch and Learns, Women @ Work, Food Drives, Business Development Seminars, Mix & Mingles, Job Fair, One Warm Coat, Leadership Golden Strip, and more! Stay tuned to our Newsletters and Social Media for information on these and all other Fountain Inn Chamber events!

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DOWNTOWN 520 W. Washington St.

COUNTY SQUARE SCTAC Suite 2100 240 Terminal Rd.

SIMPSONVILLE 350 Harrison Bridge Rd.


T H E F O U N TA I N I N N M U S E U M By Kenzie Galloway

The goal of the Fountain Inn Museum is to provide all visitors with a clear view of our town’s fascinating past, from its humble beginnings to the dynamic growth that led to the future prospects now within sight. A secure footing in our history will enable tomorrow’s leaders to take on the unique challenges of the 21st century. The museum opened its doors in 2010 as part of Fountain Inn’s Commerce Park project. From the beginning, the aim was to accurately chronicle the town’s inception as a way station on the Charleston/North Carolina stagecoach route and marks its progress from a mostly farming population to the high tech and manufacturing constituents that dot its landscape today. An appreciation of Fountain Inn’s history includes exhibits reflecting the time when Native Americans inhabited the Upstate. As European settlers began to arrive, roads and buildings soon followed, establishing communities that grew into small towns. Museum exhibits and displays take visitors on a chronological tour of our city’s growth, clearly illustrating the special heritage Fountain Inn holds.

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The museum offers innovative programs and tours for student groups from elementary school through high school. Special events and varying presentations provide interest even for frequent patrons. The Hooked on History series features programs and guest speakers that give a greater insight into South Carolina’s history. The museum hosts guests with varying expertise from various parts of the state to provide the community with a greater understanding of historical events and topics while highlighting some of Fountain Inn’s most notable residents such as Robert Quillen, the internationally recognized author and publisher of the Fountain Inn Tribune, and “Peg Leg” Bates, an incredible one-legged dancer who performed for millions worldwide. Make the museum part of your itinerary as you experience the exceptional atmosphere of downtown Fountain Inn. The welcome mat is out – stop by the learn more about Fountain Inn’s origin, local history, and culture. Want a preview? Go to FountainInnMuseum.org

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Maureen S. Tiller Principal, Fountain Inn High School

The first new high school built in Greenville County in over two decades opens for ninth grade students in 20212022. Fountain Inn High School provides students with new challenges and opportunities that go above and beyond the standard high school curriculum. The school will serve one thousand students in grades nine through twelve by the 2024 - 2025 school year with the capacity to expand to serve up to two thousand students as the population grows. Fountain Inn High School has a unique instructional design. In addition to the core academic courses, FIHS offers opportunities for students to personalize their course pathways to connect to industry-recognized certifications as well as Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree programs through partnerships with Greenville Technical College and articulation to state colleges and universities. Career and Technology Education (CTE) pathways in Engineering, Computer Science, and Advanced Manufacturing are accessible to all students through advanced CTE programs included in the Institute of Automation and Engineering. Experiences such as mentoring, job shadowing, service projects, and internships are woven throughout the pathways to engage students with industry and community partners at each grade level. Students have intentional opportunities to apply the knowledge they are learning in traditional coursework through project-based learning and connections to their community. Our vision is that every student will graduate from high school ready for college, careers, and to engage as active citizens in their communities.

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This is an exciting time to be a part of public education in Greenville County. A new high school offers the opportunity to design an instructional program to meet the personalized learning needs of 21st century graduates. Fountain Inn High School will be a model for innovation in South Carolina. Through the unique design of our school facility and cutting edge instructional programs we will actively engage students in their own success. I am honored to serve as the first principal and am looking forward to helping guide this process as we create pathways to the future for every student at FIHS! Greenville County Schools (GCS) is a unified, county-wide school district in Greenville, South Carolina, serving over 76,000 students in 106 schools and centers. The District’s signature initiative, Graduation Plus, focuses on providing engaging opportunities for students to earn college credit and/ or industry certifications while completing their high school coursework. Students begin developing areas of interest in elementary school through related arts programs, clubs, a vibrant school-choice program, and project-based lessons that build skills in collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Focused on building graduates aligned to the South Carolina Profile of a Graduate, Graduation Plus helps ensure GCS graduates are college and career ready and poised to be successful, contributing members of society. Learn more about Fountain Inn High School by visiting: www.greenville.k12.sc.us/fihs/

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Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn is a place to call home. Consistent and constant care, well-planned activities and warm and caring environments help the residents and families of Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn feel satisfied they’ve chosen Carlyle Senior Care as their new home away from home.

501 Gulliver Street Fountain Inn, SC (864) 862-2554

www.CarlyleFountainInn.com

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Nuritional & dietary counseling 24/7 care Medication monitoring Home-like environment Personalized activities Rehabilitation services


F I H S AT H L E T I C S : T H E B E G I N N I N G It is time for the FURY to RISE! There is a buzz in the air ​around the city of Fountain INN with the building of the new high school. Construction has been going on for months down on Quillen Avenue and the building is taking shape. Drive past and you can see the athletic practice fields and down off Cross Street, the football stadium is taking shape, the track being laid, with baseball and softball fields in the distance. We are on the verge of “Friday Night Lights”, school’s many “first”, and starting a tradition from the ground up. There has not been a new high school built in Greenville County in almost 50 years. It has been over 60 years since the old Fountain INN High School on main street operated from 1940 to 1957 and the Fountain INN Colored School which was around from 1927 to 1954. Creating opportunities for unity and bringing these two former schools together from our town’s history is a chance that many do not get. With our Fury mascot that is a Phoenix rising from the ashes as well as bringing in the colors of Navy and Maroon from the old high schools we are presented with unlimited options to build a school and community culture of ​connection​, e​ ngaging​, and INNovation​. Our middle school football team competed this year with 41 student-athletes. Those are great numbers for a first year program to build on for the future of other programs. Our first coach, Brett Nichols, led our football team and will continue to move up to our JV program next year and then to the varsity level in Fall of 2022. Fountain INN High School has been accepted as a Member-At-Large with the South Carolina High School League for the 2021-2022 school year. Under this distinction we will be able to compete on the varsity level in some individual sports like cross country, golf, and swimming. We are excited to sponsor JV teams next year in most sports like football, volleyball, cheer, basketball (boys & girls), wrestling, baseball, softball, soccer (boys & girls), and track & Field (boys & girls). We will join the SCHSL as a full member in our 2nd year of existence and will be placed in an appropriate classification and region based on our enrollment numbers. The interest in Fountain INN High School has been amazing. From teachers looking to join our amazing staff that will be led by our Institute of Automation and Engineering, to coaches from all over wanting to be first to build successful programs, and the awesome support from our community that wants to see its future leaders c​ onnected​and e​ ngaged​in their own success. We have a unique opportunity to challenge our students and prepare them for college, careers, and productive members of our community. Our high school will be able to construct through our pathways, industry, and community partners real world experiences for students that will connect to 21st century learning. These are exciting times to be a part of public education in Greenville County and the Fountain INN community.

Robby Bell Athletic Director, Fountain Inn High School

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Growing up in Fountain INN and being a part of this community I am honored to be the first Athletic Director for the high school. I know that​ connecting​our student-athletes with opportunities that athletics provides will help them in their character development. The focus on engaging​our community to take part in the shaping and building of our school culture is going to be critical in our success. And just as education in 2020 has had to be ​INNovative​, we too, must make sure we are continuing to push for the best for our students and create opportunities for them to develop, grow, and be challenged through ownership of their education.

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F O U N TA I N I N N P O L I C E D E PA R T M E N T The men and women of the Fountain Inn Police Department would like to welcome you to the City of Fountain Inn. Our department has 9 civilian and 26 sworn employees who strive daily to provide fair, impartial, and professional service to the community. The department is comprised of five divisions: Uniform Patrol, Investigations, Special Services, Communications, and Records. Each one of these specialized units play a vital role in assisting the citizens of Fountain Inn when police services are needed. In an effort to be transparent, all our officers are issued body cameras to be used during calls for service. In 2010, the department established a Citizens Review Committee to review all complaints made against employees, and the review of Use of Force incidents as well. This committee meets once per quarter and is made up of seven members from the Fountain Inn community. Our Special Services Division hosts numerous programs such as Senior Watch, Summer Camp, Citizens Police Academy, and Super Hero 5k. These programs are free to the community. The mission of the Fountain Inn Police Department and its employees is: • • • • •

We strive for no less than excellence in all we do. For every person, protection and service For every circumstance, fairness, respect, and understanding For every accomplishment, gratitude and opportunity For every endeavor, teamwork, and professionalism

For every day, integrity, efficiency, and the Golden Rule (akm - 1996)

F O U N TA I N I N N F I R E D E PA R T M E N T After much research the Fountain Inn Fire Department can trace it roots back to 1911. Fast forward to 2021 and we have grown tremendously. Currently our department consist of 23 full-time members and 3 part-time members. Our mission is to provide the highest level of public safety services to our community. We protect lives and property through fire suppression, emergency medical response, disaster management, fire prevention and public safety. Our members not only protect our fire district but they also participate in teams that provide assistance in the county and state such as Greenville County Emergency Response Team and South Carolina Taskforce 1. By doing this we are able to receive additional specialty training to better protect you. Our next big project is to become a Fire Safe SC Community. This is a designation given out by Fire Safe SC. Part of this project requires our department to accomplish 14 goals. There are many ways you can help with this. Follow Fountain Inn Fire Department on social media and the biggest way is to become a partner with our department to help promote fire safety information. This can be done in many ways. For questions on how you can help you can send an email to Russell.alexander@fountaininn.org for information.

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S I G N AT U R E E V E N T S

The Fountain Inn event season kicks off March 13th and 20th with the Spring Market. This market will host over 50 vendors each day at Commerce Park. The event runs from 10-3 each day and the Easter Bunny is expected to make an appearance on 20th. Many vendor events have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19. We are excited to be able to give these crafters and bakers a chance to show off their products. We follow this up in April with the 15th annual Mac Arnold Cornbread and Collard Greens Blues Festival. This music festival brings plenty of blues, BBQ and collards to Main Street. A portion of the proceeds from this event go to Mac’s “I Can Do Anything” Foundation. Shortly after this the Farmers Market opens for the season. There are over 30 vendors each week offering homegrown and handmade products. The market takes place on Depot Street from May- August. We also offer a Fall market in October for those late crops and holiday items. The Farmers Market draws people from all over the upstate to shop and hang out on Saturday mornings. Once summer comes, we roll out the Sounds of Summer music series. This event has evolved from a small number of people hanging out on City Hall grounds to large crowds enjoying a night out at Commerce Park. We are proud of the growth and diversity of music that we have been able to bring to this series. Bands from all over the Southeast come to perform. This year we have added a Fall music series to run in October. Bring the kids, your lawn chairs and enjoy. The 4th of July brings our Independence Day celebration with live music and fireworks. One of our newer events is the Jeff Lynch Bike Night held in September. This night is a time to show off your bike while enjoying live music and great food from a variety of food trucks. We also take time at this event to honor and give thanks to all our First Responders. After Halloween and Trick or Treating on Main Street our events team starts preparing for Christmas. We kick off the holiday season with the Merry Market in November. This is a great time to start your holiday shopping. We follow this with Christmas Inn Our Town. It is our biggest event lasting 10 days in December. We offer horse-drawn carriage rides through the beautifully decorated Inn Circle neighborhood. This event draws people from all over South Carolina. We offer free visits with Santa, train rides and live music in addition to the carriages. We look forward to seeing you at our events and remember Eat, Shop and Play Local! For more information, please contact Ellen Lane at ellen.lane@fountaininn.org or Heather Cannon at heather.cannon@fountaininn.org.

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AT A G L A N C E / G E T C O N N E C T E D GEOGRAPHY Region: Upstate, Piedmont Counties: Greenville,Laurens Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time

CLIMATE Average monthly temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit: JANUARY

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Annual average high temperature: 78 Annual average minimum temperature: 53 Annual average precipitation: 59.77 Inches

POPULATION 2020 ESTIMATE City of Fountain Inn: 11,295 Greenville County: 532,463 Laurens County: 68,096

UTILITIES PUBLIC WORKS

Fountain Inn Public Works Department 864.409.3334 w w w. f o u n t a i n i n n . o r g / 1 9 7 / P u b lic-Works

CABLE & TELEPHONE Charter Spectrum 1.855.243.8892 www.spectrum.com

GAS

Fountain Inn Natural Gas Co. 864.862.0042 www.fountaininngas.org

WATER

Greenville Water System 864.241.6000 www.greenvillewater.com Laurens County Water & Sewer Commission 864.682.3250 / 800.358.3445 www.lcwsc.com

AT&T 1.855.923.2198 www.att.com

ELECTRIC

Duke Energy Residential - 800.777.9898 Commercial – 800.653.5307 www.duke-energy.com Laurens Electric Cooperative, Inc. 800.942.3141 www.laurenselectric.com

AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME 2020 ESTIMATE

Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) 864.299.0260 www.rewaonline.org

POST OFFICE

Fountain Inn Post Office 290 McCarter Road 864.862.3383

Commercial/Industrial Electrical Service Provider

Fountain Inn: $62,904 Greenville County: $61,183 Laurens County: $41,578

GOVERNMENT Type of county government: Council/Administrator Number of county council members: 12 Length of terms: 4 years Type of city government: Council/Administrator Number of city council members: 7 Length of Terms: 4 years – terms are staggered every two years

ORGANIZATIONS • Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce • Rotary Club of Fountain Inn • American Legion Auxillary • Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountain to Midlands

Concept to Commissioning

IPCO combines old fashioned hard work with innovative and efficient processes. We are committed to building safely, while ensuring our clients receive project delivery that surpasses expectations. Our team is willing and ready to partner with you and your project.

www.IPCOSC.com 103 Case Street, Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 601-9600

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SHOPPING AND DINING Our residents enjoy the small town charm with an outdoor dining area in the heart of downtown, swing by the fountain to sit and enjoy the company of others, and a splash pad for the children to play and cool off during the summer months. Our Main Street is an area that will make you want to get out of your car and explore. There is so much to see and do! Which is why we are one of the fastest growing communities in the Upstate.

E AT I N G , D R I N K I N G , & F U N Bucky’s Bar-B-Q, local and family owned they serve pork, ribs, and chicken hot out of the pit and is known for wood-smoked flavor. The Clock Drive-In family owned and serving up hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade chili, and breakfasts on Main Street since 1981. Cucina 100 allows patrons to taste and sample the best Italian fare this side of Europe. El Patron Mexican Restaurant offers fun, casual Mexican dining, a sports bar and karaoke nights. George Street Café has traditional Southern fare for breakfast and lunch, including a super-hash-brown meal it calls “Trash Browns”.

SHOPPING The Black Tulip, “represents the very best in living well. Always gracious and never pretentious, we keep customers in the finest design, fashion, decorating and more, inspiring them with beauty and elegance.” I Declare! stocks personalized gifts, home accessories, and jewelry. They also rent out their Parlor in the back for special small events. The best part of this shop are the owners! They always make you feel welcomed. Inn Season with over 16 years of experience they offer amazing floral arrangements, interior design, home décor, and gardening and planting services. Lilies on Main, family owned and operated they “are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts”. The Southern Sisters Boutique, run by sisters Danielle and Mary, offers women’s clothing, pressed-flower jewelry made by one of the sisters, jewelry, accessories and gifts. The Sock Ministry is known for “providing finishing touches for the welldressed gentleman. Finding, enhancing, perfecting each man’s personal style.” Avon provides the best in beauty, cosmetic, and personal care. B.W.Burdette & Son Hardware, local, family owned, hometown hardware store which “provides a wide variety of offerings in plumbing, electrical, paint, lawn and garden, and general hardware departments.” S.C. Wholesale Mattress and Furniture, family owned and operated with savings “$100’s over retail companies.”

The Growler Haus is the city’s first craft-beer store, with more than 30 brands on tap. Each night of the week is a different event, they keep things fun! J Peters Bar and Grill gets high marks from guests with their extraordinary flavors and large portions. Orion’s Bar and Grill, known for its “happy hour,” boasts that it provides “out of this world food and a stellar atmosphere.” Steam Coffee & Cream “loves serving the area gourmet, hand-crafted coffee drinks, scrumptious sandwiches, and scoop ice cream (milkshakes, floats, sundaes, etc)” Sweet Catherine’s is “A Sassy Southern Café!”. This is the place you want to be if you are looking for a quick lunch in a quaint environment. Tacos & Bla, Bla, Bla offers a “fresh, fast, and delicious take to Mexican food with traditional flavors and lots of love for what we do!” The Yard Bar is “a cool place to hang out with friends, play pool and hear live music” Frank’s House of Pizza, “a name you can trust to be delicious! Our special ingredients have made taste buds salivate for generations past, and generations to come!” Tony’s Pizza and Subs where their “goal is to make the best darn pizza you ever had….With fresh, wholesome ingredients and lots of TLC.” Carolina Growers Group, also known as “CGG Meats,” is committed to “the old time neighborhood butcher shop experience” with a full-line of delicious meats, custom butchering, deli meats and cheeses, sandwiches and much more. Gio’s Pastry Shop, Caffe, and Italian Market are a “mom and pop shop specializing in handmade and imported Italian American cookies, pastries, and retail items.” Cakes to Dye For specializes “in custom cake design for weddings, birthdays, and special occasions.” You awill find a variety of cupcake flavors as well as other sweet treats in their shop!

100 S. Main St. Fountain Inn, SC 29644 864-601-9606

Happy Hour Everyday 4pm-7pm

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W H AT I S M O N E Y ? WITH OUR GOVERNMENT ISSUING DEBT, AND THE FEDERAL RESERVE PRINTING DOLLARS LIKE TOMORROW DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE, LET’S GO BACK TO THE BASICS.

Richard Matthews, CPRC®, CLTC® Matthews Wealth Management

It has been said that it’s a means of exchange, it’s a tool to build or destroy, it’s full faith and credit… But let’s go back to the beginning. When humans progressed beyond the hunting and gathering stage of civilization and started planting and harvesting, we quickly learned that we could divide labor and grow, mine, weave, cook, and sharpen independently and provide a higher output than if every family produced all their needed goods for themselves. Then the first exchange happened where someone who was maybe a fisherman, was able to trade some fish for salt, or grains for livestock, or perfume for jewels. Bartering ran into a wall when goods had a shelf life or there were large amounts of production in reserve. To store larger amounts of wealth, they needed a scarce resource, and precious metals and coins began as the new form of currency. The next problem was security. If your neighbor knows you have a hundred pounds of gold, well, civilization has some bad motivations too. So, storing your gold in a safe, secure place was the best idea. Instead of trading the gold or silver by hand, the banks began just issuing “bank notes” that could be exchanged, and you know most of the rest… In the end, money was meant as a store of wealth which represented the prosperous production created from the division of labor. It was the profit of specializing in farming, auto mechanics, sewing, baking, teaching, coffee shop ownership, etc. Profit is the main driver in satisfying demand in civilization based on the wants and needs of the citizens. If you provide for others first, you will be provided for in the next transaction when you need a good or service. This is the fundamental understanding in a capitalistic society.

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However, there have been large shifts in how American generations have come to understand what money is. In 1833, Andrew Jackson shut down the 2nd Bank of the US for lack of oversight and transparency, Greenbacks were issued during the Civil War, then the Creature from Jekyll Island established a central bank in 1913. After confidence in the system crashed in 1929, under Executive Order 6102, FDR ultimately had to attempt to confiscate gold to force citizens to live by the US dollar, with unprecedented government spending. However, nothing was more obvious than President Nixon taking the US Dollar off the gold standard, changing from an asset-based currency to a debt-based fiat currency. Then you have Gordon Gecko saying “greed…is good,” followed by effectively ending banks’ prohibition on playing in the casino with your deposited money, with FDIC “insurance.” Thanks Bill and Newt… For the first time in our financial history, we cannot take for granted that the US dollar is really worth what it says it is. As I stated in the opening, it can be a tool to build or destroy. So, who is surprised that we printed $4 Trillion (that is $4,000,000,000,000) in the year 2020? There were only $15 Trillion in the economy in 2019, so if you define inflation by how many dollars exist, that was 24.3% inflation in one year. Who is wielding this power and is it in line with providing a benefit to the few or the many? Here is the bottom line, every extra penny that is given to the US Government, to the large banks’ bottom line, to lawsuits, to divorce, to wasteful or wayward spending, to lost buying power due to the effects of inflation, to commissions, fees, or market loss is an extra penny

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PA R K S A N D R E C R E AT I O N D E PA R T M E N T Emanuel Sullivan Sports Complex

By Russ Haltiwanger

Georgia Street Park

Fountain Inn Parks and Recreation Department’s mission statement is to create community through People, Parks, and Programs. Youth Sports remain an important part of the City’s recreation offerings featuring Spring & Fall Baseball/Softball, Flag and Tackle Football, Spring & Summer Volleyball, and Winter Basketball are offered throughout the year. The popularity of youth sports In Fountain Inn has resulted in expanded programs, as well as an Adult Co-Ed Softball league, that averages 12-15 teams each summer. In March 2020, the City opened a multi-million sports venue, (formerly known as Woodside Park) the Emanuel Sullivan Sports Complex; featuring three baseball/softball fields, playground equipment highlighting Berliner playground ropes course with slide and rubber surfacing, a Miracle League field, a multi-purpose field, press box, restrooms and concessions area. In the summer of 2021, we are hopeful to open the City’s first ever Miracle League Baseball program. The Miracle League’s motto is “Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball. “The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime. Since the main barriers for these adults arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional leagues, Miracle League teams play on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assertive devices while helping to prevent injuries.” – Miracle League The Parks and Recreation Department also sponsors several community events throughout the year: the annual Soap Box Derby Race held on Aunt Het, a 1 Mile Kids Fun Run + 5K Rudolph Run in December, Pied-

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mont Skills/Thrive Upstate Prom, punt/pass/kick event, and a Christmas Party with Santa, City and Community Veterans Day ceremony. The department manages nearly 50 acres of public parks, exceeding the national average for towns of this size. Eight parks offer residents a place to play, relax, and exercise. Of those (8) are Georgia Street Park, Country Chase Fitness Park, Country Gardens Greenway, Fairview Street Park, Sanctified Hill Park, PD Terry City Park, Emanuel Sullivan Sports Complex, and the Activities Center. The Activities Center provides a multi-purpose facility for people of all ages, with a full-court gymnasium, fitness center and meeting space. Senior Activities are offered Monday – Friday 7am – 12pm and are free of charge to those aged 55 and over. Senior Adult programming includes: exercise classes, walking, health screenings and educational workshops, crafts and special interest groups. It is also one of several venues in the City that offers rental spaces. Call us at 864-862-4675 for all of your rental needs. As Fountain Inn continues to grow, the Parks and Recreation Department will continue to look forward to meeting the needs and goals of the community through expanding and upgrading various facilities over the next couple of years. All of us at the Fountain Inn Recreation Department want you to know that we are “here to love, here to serve”. God Bless! Fountain Inn Activity Center 610 Fairview St, Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4675

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The Center for Community Services (CCS) serves as the primary nonprofit in the Golden Strip that addresses the challenges of systemic poverty. Our goal is to break the cycle of generational poverty by empowering families to reach financial stability. Our research-based approach and commitment to treat each person we encounter with dignity is the foundation for client success in improving their own situation. CCS encompasses several local nonprofits under one roof, providing a hub in the Golden Strip where people who face challenging circumstances can come for both immediate assistance and long-term help in breaking the cycle of poverty. The Center provides emergency assistance to thousands of local families each year with utility, rent, and prescription assistance. CCS operates a client choice food pantry, allowing clients to choose the items in their food box, making it more effective in serving their family’s needs. Our onsite partners provide convenient access to services that address the full continuum of family and self care. The Center provides quality education and child-care to 83 children each day through the Headstart program, is home to hundreds of students studying for the GED or learning English as a Second Language, provides health-care services to those without insurance through our free clinic, and our family stability advocates provide direct service to those trying to become stable again. Our comprehensive approach to providing essential services to struggling families in our community gives them the tools they need to reach self sufficiency. This caring relationship encourages clients and fosters their belief that they can bring about true change in their lives.

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ACCOUNTING Carol S. Cooley, CPA PO Box 247 Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4959

H&R Block 1122 N Main St, Unit B Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 864-6144

Saunders O’Dell, CPA 210 E Trade St Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 963-3467 www.saundersodellcpa.com

Venus Poe, PA 105 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 963-310 www.venuspoe.com

AUTOMOBILE Greenlight Chevrolet 200 N Harper St Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-6581 www.greenlightchevy.com

Sunrise Auto Repair

Secured Advantage Federal Credit Union 116 NE Main St Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 531-0003 www.securedadvantage.com

United Community Bank 300 N Weston St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4411 www.ucbi.com

BEAUTY Trade Company Salon & Spa

APARTMENTS/RENTAL

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ZEN Bodywork

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SC Arts Alliance

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PO Box 865 Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 314-0712

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ATTORNEYS

GrandSouth Bank

Anderson Law Firm 302 N Weston St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 228-7808 www.sclegacylaw.com

Rodney Brown, PA 210 S Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-2528

Cudic Law Firm, LLC (864) 208-9152 www.cudiclaw.com

325 S Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-8833 www.grandsouth.com

Greenville Heritage Federal Credit Union 350 Harrison Bridge Rd. Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 467-4160 www.greenvilleheritage.com

Greenville Heritage Federal Credit Union 520 W Washington St Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 467-4160

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107 S Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 979-8548 www.zenbodywork.massagetherapy.com

BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTION Fountain Inn Wine & Spirits 1103 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 408-9631

BOUTIQUE Black Tulip 127 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-9631 www.blacktulipsc.com

The Front Porch 109 E Curtis St Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 444-4917 www.thefrontporchsimpsonville.com

The Sock Ministry 115 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 408-9990 www.thesockministry.com

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CHILD CARE

PECULIAR

50 Railroad St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 601-9900

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Uphill Strategies

Excel Academy

Fountain Inn Kid Enrichment Center

116 N Main St. Fountain Inn, SC 29644 www.uphillstrategies.co

PO Box 1816 Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 641-3453 www.fikecenter.com

Warren Associates, Inc

Spike’s After School

111 Inn Cir Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 630-7483

510 Georgia St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 864-5050

CHAMBER OF COMMERCES

CHIROPRACTIC

Greater Travelers Rest Chamber of Commerce

After Hours Chiropractic

PO Box 329 Travelers Rest, SC 29690 www.greatertrchamber.com

Greenville Chamber of Commerce 550 S Main St Suite 550 Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 242-1050 www.greenvillechamber.org

Laurens County Chamber of Commerce 291 Professional Park Rd Clinton, SC 29325 (864) 833-2716 www.laurenscounty.org

Mauldin Chamber of Commerce 101 E Butler Rd Mauldin, SC 29662 (864) 297-1323 www.mauldinchamber.org

Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce 105 W Curtis St, Suite A Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 963-3781 www.simpsonvillechamber.com

101 Leake Dr Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 201-9511

Community Chiropractic 3725 Grandview Dr, #3 Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 228-0047 www.communitychiropracticsc.com

CHURCHES Bethlehem Baptist Church 4 Harrison Bridge Rd Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 963-3527 www.bbc1867.org

Capstone Church 601 Fairview St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-3993 www.capstonechurch.net

Children of God’s Kingdom PO Box 52 Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 230-0634

Fountain Inn First Baptist Church 206 N Weston St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-3350 www.fifbc.org

Fountain Inn Presbyterian Church 307 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-3341 www.fountaininnpres.org

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Fountain Inn Wesleyan Church 205 Woodside Ave Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-5517 www.fountaininnwesleyan.org

Green Pond United Methodist Church 168 Stoddard Mill Rd Gray Court, SC 29645 (864) 862-2668 www.greenpondumc.org

Hope Church 806 SE Main St Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 579-7797 www.hopesc.org

Messiah Lutheran Church 1100 Log Shoals Road Mauldin, SC 29662 (864) 963-4549 messiahmauldin.org

Mt. Zion Baptist Church 103 Mt Zion Dr Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-2540 www.mtzionftinn.com

Presbyterian Fellowship of Fountain Inn 417 S Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 423-4265 www.pffi.net

Trinity United Methodist Church 403 S Weston St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4561 www.fitumc.com

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS Golden Strip Sunrise Rotary Club PO Box 852 Simpsonville, SC 29681

Greenville Area Development Corp. 233 N Main St, Ste 250 Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 235-2008 www.greenvilleeconomicdevelopment.com

Rotary Club of Fountain Inn 307 S Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644

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CONVENIENCE STORES Malwa Convenience Stores, LLC Handee Mart 909 S Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4267

COUNTRY CLUBS Fox Run Country Club 215 Club Dr Fountain Inn SC 29644 (864) 967-9505 www.foxrunccsc.com

DENTISTS Calcutt Family Dentistry 284 McCarter Rd Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-2966 www.calcuttfamilydentistry.com

Fountain Inn Dental, LLC 1125 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864)601-9899 www.fountaininndental.com

Marshall Orthodontics, LLC 551 Harrison Bridge Rd Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 336-2965 www.marshall-orthodontics.com

ENTERTAINMENT Barefoot Acres, LLC 181 Barefoot Acres Way Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 484-3879 www.barefootacresfountaininn.com

Fountain Inn Museum 102 Depot St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-2586

Hidden Pasture Farm, LLC 115 Hidden Pasture Trail Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 477-9283 www.hiddenpasture.com

Mill Town Players

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PO Box 121 Pelzer, SC 29669 (864) 947-8000

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Village Play 4 Howard Creek Dr, #A Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-2320 www.villageplaysc.com

No Limits Martial Arts, LLC

Younts Center for Performing Arts

FLORISTS/GIFTS

315 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-1050 www.yountscenter.org

FINANCIAL INVESTMENTS Cooper Planning Group, Inc. 412 Woodland Oaks Ct Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 962-3039 www.cooperplanninggroup.com

Edward Jones-Paul Valentine 19 Halton Green Way Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 987-5009 www.edwardjones.com/paul-valentine

Elite Financial Services Inc. 1215 NE Main St Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 967-0372 www.elitefinancialservicesinc.com

Global View Investment Advisors, LLC 420 E Park Ave, Ste 303 Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 272-0818 www.globalviewinv.com

Matthews Wealth Management 400 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 527-5982 www.matthewswm.com

World Finance 1122 N Main St, Ste D Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 301-6481 www.loansbyworld.com

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Bloomers Nursery of Fountain Inn 15 Howard Creek Dr, #1318 Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-9650

D&T Kreations 1038 Hwy 418 Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 420-4979

Inn Season 125 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-2424 www.innseasondesign.com

Lilies on Main 100 N Main St. Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-1064 www.liliesonmain.com

Unique Creations Upstate 114 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-2627

FUNERAL SERVICES Cannon-Byrd Funeral Home 1150 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4298 www.cannonbyrd.com

Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Service 1218 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 967-2424 www.fletcherfuneralservice.com

FURNISHINGS Kimbrell’s of Fountain Inn 129 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-1082 www.kimbrells.com

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GOVERNMENT City of Fountain Inn 200 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4421 www.fountaininn.org

Greenville County Council Butch Kirven 7 Ralph Hendricks Dr Simpsonville, SC 29681 www.greenvillecounty.org

SC House of Representatives Garry Smith 210 Foxhound Rd Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 963-0337 www.scstatehouse.gov

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Pelham Medical Center 250 Westmoreland Rd Greer, SC 29651 (864) 530-6000 www.spartanburgregional.com

Prisma 729 SE Main St Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 454-6151 www.prismahealth.org

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Fibertex Nonwovens 100 ISO Pkwy Gray Court, SC 29645 (864) 876-6645 www.fibertex.com

Fitesa 840 SE Main St Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 967-5605 www.fitesa.com

Fork Lift Equipment Co, Inc 201 Chevy Dr Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-2908 www.forklifts-sc.com

Fountain Inn Warehouse & Transfer

SC House of Representatives Mark Willis

INDUSTRY

PO Box 37 Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-3538

201 Quillen Ave Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 230-0135 www.scstatehouse.gov

Ameri-Pak

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Danny Verdin, Senator 412 Gressette Bldg Columbia, SC 29202 (803) 212-6250 www.scstatehouse.gov

United States Postal Service 290 McCarter Rd Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-3383 www.usps.com

477 S Woods Dr Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-8696

Astro Emulsions 557 S Woods Dr Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-2731

AVX Corporation 1 AVX Blvd Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 967-2150 www.avx.com

Bosch Rexroth Corporation

HEALTH CARE Best RX Pharmacy 1103 N Main St., Ste E Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 210-1811 www.bestrxpharmacy.org

Health Related Home Care 520 Epting Ave Greenwood, SC 29646 (864) 3669-9151 www.healthrelatedhomecare.com

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Howard’s Pharmacy

8 Southchase Ct Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 967-2777 www.boschrexroth-us.com

D&W Fine Pack, LLC 1372 N Old Laurens Rd Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4004 www.dwfinepack.com

110 Milacron Dr Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 281-2760 www.fygi.com

Grainger Distribution Center 101 Southchase Blvd Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-1000 www.grainger.com

Hicks Mechanical Services 2098 Trail Rd Belton, SC 29627 (864) 940-0062

IPS Packaging & Automation 306 Wilson Bridge Rd Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (800) 277-7007 www.ipack.com

McGill Airflow, LLC 300 Dale Dr Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 241-1450 www.mcgillairflow.com

DCAN-1, Inc PO Box 359/104 Lawrence St Lyman, SC 29365 (864) 304-8596

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N Wasserstrom 100 Gen III Ave Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4742 www.wasserstrom.com

Pierburg US. LLC 5 Southchase Ct Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 688-1411

Santasalo Gears, Inc 380 Business Pkwy Greer, SC 29651 (864) 627-1700 www.dbsantassalo.com

Stueken, LLC 137 Southchase Blvd Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-0612 www.stueken.de

Teknor Apex Carolina Co PO Box 926/1092 N Old Laurens Rd Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-6444 www.tecknorapex.com

Anthony Bennon-State Farm 301 Fairview St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-7373 www.anthonybennon.com

Matt Davis-State Farm 103 Hearthstone Dr Gray Court, SC 29645 (864) 733-0112 www.upstateinsurance.biz

Harpe-Snyder Agency 1004 W Georgia Rd, Ste A Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 202-4658

Head Financial Group 880 S Pleasantburg Dr, Ste 2C Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 232-7355 www.headfinancial.com

Main Street Insurance 102 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 601-9670 www.agencythatcares.com

Oak Insurance Services, LLC 218 S Main St, Ste B Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 518-1510 www.oakinsuranceservices.com

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Spears Insurance Group Nationwide

800 Woodside Ave Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 757-7023 www.wirthwein.de

674 Fairview Rd, Ste A Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 228-0754 www.spearsinsurancegroup.com

ZF Transmissions

Wickliffe Insurance Services Inc

2846 N Old Laurens Rd Gray Court, SC 29645

INSURANCE

406 SE Main St Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 967-4755 www.wickliffeinsurance.com

Abercrombie Insurance Agency

LAWN CARE

212 S Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-2548

Blades Outdoor Equipment, LLC

American Carolina Insurance 213 Three Bridges Rd Greenville, SC 29611 (864) 269-9700 www.americancarolina.com

220 N Nelson Dr Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-3525 www.bladesoutdoorequipment.com

Envirocare Landscape Management

NON-PROFIT Building The Inn PO Box 731 Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 275-8755

Center for Community Services 1102 Howard Dr Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 967-2022 www.centercs.com

Chapman Foundation PO Box 6533 Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 862-6797 www.chapmanfoundation.com

Generations Group Home, Inc PO Box 80009 Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864)243-5557 www.generationsgroup.com

Greenville County Human Relations 301 University Ridge, Ste 1600 Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 467-7095 www.greenvillecounty.org

Greenville County Library Fountain Inn 311 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 242-5000 www.greenvillelibrary.org

Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild (864) 862-3202 www.ntquiltguild.com

Trail Life USA www.traillifeusa.com

The MB6 Foundation 222 Drury Lane Mauldin, SC 29662 (864) 808-0035 www.themb6foundation.org

United Way 105 Edinburgh Ct Greenville, SC 29605 (864) 467-3333 www.unitedwaygc.org

PO Box 80394 Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 304-3522 www.envirocarelandscape.com

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Fox Creek Mobile Home Park 491 Chapman Rd Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-1200

Ken Gault Mobile Home Sales 705 N Main St Mauldin, SC 29662 (864) 288-5623 www.kengault.com

Chick-fil-A Simpsonville

400 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-2184 www.estellasc.com

659 Fairview Rd Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 962-5157 www.chick-fil-a.com

eXp Realty

Cucina 100

711 Fairview St Fountain Inn , SC 29644 www.exprealty.com

100 S Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 601-9606 www.cucina100.com

Great Southern Homes, Inc 90 N Royal Tower Dr Irmo, SC 29063 (803) 699-4734 www.greatsouthernhomes.com

Re/Max Moves

Sundance Property Management, Inc 9918 Carver Rd, Ste 100 Cincinnati, OH 45242 (513) 489-3363 www.sundancemanagement.com

Tons of Rental PO Box 580 Arden, NC 28704 (800) 789-1135 www.tonsofrentals.com

108 S Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 520-1002 www.greenvillemoves.com

Re/Max Results - Jessica Nichols 225 N Main St Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 551-9060 www.remax.com

Re/Max Results-Susan Berry

PUBLICATIONS

225 N Main St Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 484-3657 www.remax.com

Relocation Guide

Reliance Realty Advisors, LLC

(864) 483-5111 (877) 735-6624 www.relocationguide.biz

The Simpsonville Sentinel 102 Foxhound Rd Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 275-0001 www.sentinelinternet.com

REAL ESTATE Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, C. Dan Joyner, Co. Realtors Kate Anderson (864)363-3634

Blackstream/Christie’s International Real Estate Stacy Jacobs 20 Overbrook Ct, Ste 400 Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 395-1643 www.stacysellsgreenville.com

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Estella Real Estate, LLC

204 S Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 232-0019 www.reliance-advisors.com

Younts Properties PO Box 1767 Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 962-8958 www.yountsproperties.com

RESTAURANTS Bojangles 9432 Southern Pine Blvd Charlotte, NC 28273

Bucky’s Bar-B-Q 103 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 329-0054 www.buckysbbq.com

El Patron 107 N Weston St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-3444 www.elpatronmexicano.com

Growler Haus-Ft Inn 101 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 398-6299 www.growlerhaus.com

J Peters 111 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 408-8893 www.jpetersgrill.com

Pizza Hut 1122 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-3003 www.pizzahut.com

Steam Coffee & Cream 113 S Main St, #A Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-2364 www.steamcoffeecream.com

Stella’s Southern Bistro 684 Fairview Rd Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 757-1212 www.stellasbistro.com

Sweet Catherine’s 111 S Main St. Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-0777 www.sweetcatherines.com

WingNutz 201 Trade St, Ste C Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 408-9635

SCHOOLS

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Rudolph G. Gordon Elementary 1507 Scuffletown Road Simpsonville, SC 29681 864.452.0200

Bryson Elementary 703 Bryson Drive Simpsonville, SC 29681 864.355.3600

Fork Shoals Elementary 916 McKelvey Road Pelzer, SC 29669 864.355.5000

MIDDLE Bryson Middle 3657 South Industrial Drive Simpsonville, SC 29681 864.355.2100

Ralph Chandler Middle 4231 Fork Shoals Road Simpsonville, SC 29680 864.452.0300

Rudolph G Gordon Middle 1507 Scuffletown Road Simpsonville, SC 29681 864.452.0500

Hillcrest Middle 510 Garrison Road Simpsonville, SC 29681 864.355.6100

HIGH SCHOOL Fountain Inn High 644 Quillen Avenue Fountain Inn, SC 29644

Hillcrest High 3665 South Industrial Drive Simpsonville, SC 29681 864.355.3500

SENIOR LIVING Clinton Presbyterian Community 801 Musgrove St Clinton, SC 29325 (864) 939-8884 www.prescommunities.org

Quillen Manor

Lowe’s Home Improvement Store

709 Quillen Ave Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 601-1441 www.quillenmanorliving.com

3958 Grandview Dr Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 962-0671

SERVICES

12805 Hwy 101 Gray Court, Sc 29645 (864) 876-1031 www.iscrapapp.com

All American Asphalt Specialists, LLC Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 923-1695 www.allamericanasphaltspecialists.com

B. W. Burdette & Son Hardware 124 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-1411 www.buredtteandsonhardware.com

Cakes to Dye For 120 Fairview St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 724-2155 www.cakestodyefor.com

Carolina Datacom, Inc 1834 Fairview Rd Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-2600/ (864) 420-2725 www.carolinadatacom.com

CTS Services, LLC 392 Friendship Church Rd Gray Court, SC 29645 (864) 704-5752

Domestic Diva Home Solutions (864) 230-4802

Express Press 501B Richardson St Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 757-9652 www.epgvl.com

Garrett & Garrett

M&M Scrap Metal Inc

Minuteman Press 435 Wade Hampton Blvd Greenville, SC 29609 (864) 233-6029 www.gsc.minutemanpress.com

Mosquito Authority 864.396.5906 www.mosquito-authority.com/locations/ ninety-six-sc/

RP Field Services 216 S Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 881-3604 www.refield.com

Saunders Ofice Supply, Inc 611 NE Main St Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 967-2935 www.saundersos.com

Servpro 648 Gentry Memorial Hwy Easley, SC 29641 (864) 855-3993 www.servpropickenscounty.com

Sweets by Julia (864) 724-9260

Steel Moving, LLC 12805 Hwy 101 Gray Court, SC 29645 (864) 876-1031

PO Box 36 Fountain In, SC 29644 (864) 862-3501

SPECIALTY

Harvey & Associates

202 S. Weston St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-2323 www.upstatebutcher.com

PO Box 818 Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-2379 www.harveyandassociates.com

Lancaster Services PO Box 74 Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 303-3081

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Carolina Growers

Cheeky Tees, LLC 104 Trade St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 567-7908 www.cheekyteesllc.com

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Ole Blue Truck Farm, LLC Event Venue

1659 Woodruff Rd, Ste E Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 234-9945 www.expresspros.com

874 Dogwood Rd Gray Court, SC 29645 (864) 884-4145 www.olebluetruckfarmvenue.com

Foothills Exterior Cleaning Services

Out-O-Space Storage

(864) 871-5453 www.foothillsexterior.com

Fountain Inn Animal Clinic 1126 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4707 www.fiacpetvet.com

Garrett’s Golf Carts, LLC

409 Hwy 418 Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 601-0640 www.fistorage.com

Palmetto Compressors PO Box 577 Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864)409-9330 www.palmettocompressors.com

PO Box 1914 604 N Woods Dr Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-7709 www.gowithgarretts.com

Priority One Security

M2 Lumber

Sentry Construction

110 Brickhouse Rd Laurens, SC 29360 (833) 627-5227 www.m2lumber.com

511 Palmetto Dr, Ste 11 Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 399-6797 www.sentryconstructionsc.com

Management in Motion, LLC

Upstate Trucking, Inc

403 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 525-7008 www.managementinmotion.us

PO Box 447/500 Georgia Rd Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-1343 www.upstatetrucking.com

18 Interchange Blvd, Ste B Greenville, Sc 29607 (864) 288-1400/ (888) 407-SAFE www.priority1security.com

UTILITIES Duke Energy 40 W Broad St, Ste 690 Greenville, SC 29601 (800) 777-9898 www.duke-energy.com

Fountain Inn Natural Gas 100 S Weston St PO Box 127 Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-0042 www.fountaininngas.org

Laurens Electric Cooperative, Inc PO Box 700 Laurens, SC 29360 (800) 942-3141 www.laurenselectric.com

Renewable Water Resources (Re-Wa) 561 Mauldin Rd Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 299-4000 www.rewaonline.org

Roper Brothers, Inc PO Box 1949 200 Trade St, Ste A Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-1263 www.roperbrothers.net

Village Vapors 308 Fairview St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 630-5143

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