Greenville News: Updates from Local Businesses and Nonprofits

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Greenville News: Updates from Local Businesses and Nonprofits

Marketplace Greenville Gala Raises Funds, Hope For Cancer Connection

The 40th annual Hope Ball is set to return to Greenville on April 26. Organized by volunteers from Neighborhood Cancer Connection, formerly known as the Cancer Society of Greenville County, the glamorous biannual ball aims to raise $750,000 to support the organization’s operating budget for the next two years. More than 600 attendees are expected to gather at the 405 Venue for an evening filled with catering by Table 301 and dance music by the Atlanta Party Fanatics. The event serves as the organization’s largest fundraiser, following the success of raising $675,000 in 2022. Neighborhood Cancer Connection provides financial aid, counseling, nutrition, and equipment to local cancer patients, with Executive Director Lisa Colby emphasizing the importance of blending practical and emotional support for those battling cancer.

Chamber’s Leadership Greenville Honored For Impact On Community

Greenville City Council Member John DeWorken recently presented a proclamation to the Greenville Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the 50-year milestone of Leadership Greenville. The program, designed to develop qualified leaders and support community projects, has graduated over 2,400 individuals and completed nearly 80 community service projects since its inception in 1974. The chamber is now focusing on its new program, IMPACT Fellows, catering to executive leaders dedicated to community improvement, with plans for the inaugural class in 2026.

United Community Adds Festival To Reedy River Run

The 46th Annual United Community Reedy River Run and Festival is set to take place on April 20, featuring both 5K and 10K races with the finish line at the new United Community headquarters on Camperdown Way. In collaboration with the Greenville Track Club, the festival will offer a variety of family-friendly activities, food vendors, and live music, celebrating the company’s investment of $65 million in its new headquarters and downtown branch.

Strides for GAPS Raises Awareness Of Parkinson’s

Greenville Area Parkinson Society’s Strides for GAPS Walk, presented by Stan and Roz Smith, will be held on April 21 at Conestee Park Pavilion. The event, coinciding with Parkinson’s Awareness Month, aims to raise awareness and funds for those living with Parkinson’s Disease, offering a .4-mile walk, food, music, and activities for all attendees.

Mauldin Blues, Jazz Fest At Amphitheater April 20

The fourth annual Mauldin Blues & Jazz Festival is set to take place on April 20 at the Mauldin Cultural Center’s outdoor amphitheater. The free event will showcase performances by local artists, food trucks, a beer garden, and activities for children, promising a day of music, food, and fun for all attendees.

Sippin’ In Simpsonville Features Craft Beer, Tour

Sippin’ In Simpsonville, presented by H2E Construction, is scheduled for May 17 in Downtown Simpsonville, offering a craft beer tasting experience during a walking tour of the city’s shops and businesses. With tickets available for both regular and VIP attendees, the event promises a day of local brews, live music, and shopping.

Trehel Expands To Build Homes, Acquires Mobius Construction

Trehel, a general contractor based in Greenville, has launched Trehel Tailored Homes to focus on building high-end custom homes, expanding its services beyond commercial projects. The company’s acquisition of Mobius Construction and the expertise of team leader Matt Ruth will enable Trehel to offer custom homebuilding services, renovations, and expansions in the Upstate and Western North Carolina.

YoPro Know Podcast Hosts Conversations About Generations

The YoPro Know in Greenville has launched a new season of its podcast, The Great Retention, featuring a lineup of guests discussing workforce trends, leadership, and innovation in various industries. The podcast aims to bridge the gap between young professionals and businesses, offering insights and discussions on current workplace challenges and opportunities.

Global Location Strategies Spins Off Software Company

Global Location Strategies in Greenville has spun off its software products to a new company, Strata Platforms, focusing on providing cloud-based technologies for site selection, commercial real estate, and economic development markets. The move aims to enhance the development and innovation of software solutions for the industry, highlighting the company’s commitment to advancing site selection technologies.

Handler, Dog Rescue Team Achieve National Certification

Team Dock, a K9 Search & Rescue team with the South Carolina Search & Rescue Dog Association, has recently achieved national certification from the North American Police Work Dog Association. Handler Marion Tisdale and his dogs, Dock and Maya, passed the rigorous search and rescue test, demonstrating their skills and readiness in finding missing persons. The certification marks a significant achievement for the volunteer team dedicated to search and rescue missions.

Harris Staffer Named Anderson Young Professional Of Year

Jonathon Brissey of Harris, a fourth-generation flooring business, has been named Young Professional of the Year by the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, recognizing his positive impact on the community through business development. Brissey’s leadership and contributions to Harris have been instrumental in supporting the company’s growth and success in the Anderson area.

Simpsonville Business Joins Organization For Family Firms

Instel Power Products of Simpsonville has joined The Kim S. Miller Family Enterprise Institute of South Carolina as a “founding family,” aiming to enhance support and education for family enterprises in the region. The company, specializing in electrical work and engineering services, will collaborate with the institute to promote the health and sustainability of family businesses in the community.

Businesses Asked To Take Survey

The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, in partnership with the S.C. Chamber of Commerce, is conducting the monthly Palmetto Business Barometer Survey to gather insights and opinions from businesses across the state. Business owners and managers are encouraged to participate in the brief survey to share their perspectives with state leaders and policymakers.

Anderson Fair Offers Specials

The Great Anderson County Fair has announced unlimited ride specials and free admission for teachers on specific days during the fair, scheduled for May 2 through 12. With a variety of attractions, food vendors, and entertainment options, the fair promises a fun-filled experience for attendees of all ages.

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