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The Greenville Swamp Rabbits host 2nd Annual Business Power Play Presented by South State Bank

Greenville, S.C. | January 17, 2017 – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits are excited to host the second annual Business Power Play event, presented by South State Bank. The event will be held on Thursday, February 16th at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Business Power Play is a night that will bring together the business community, highlighting the important role local professionals’ play not only in economic development, but in the success of the Upstate. Part of that future success includes the involvement of Pulse Young Professionals a program of the Greenville Chamber’s Leadership Development. The program provides various networking opportunities throughout the year for YP’s to connect with peers and local business leaders. The Greenville Chamber’s Young Professionals will kick-off the year with a reception alongside business leaders before the game starts. Local businesses provided tremendous support for last season’s event by participating as “Puck Promoters.” Similarly, as a part...Read More
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SANDLAPPER Securities, LLC raises $40.34 million for Six Land Acquisitions for Webb Creek Management Group, LLC

Greenville, S.C. | January 13, 2017 – SANDLAPPER Securities, LLC (“SANDLAPPER”) raised $40.34 million for six land acquisitions syndications (“Companies”) sponsored by Webb Creek Management Group, LLC (“Webb Creek”) in 2016.  Webb Creek Management Group, LLC, is a Georgia-based firm that provides consultative services to individuals and company landowners seeking alternative uses of their property to maximize return.  Since 2011 they have successfully worked to secure conservation easements on thousands of acres of raw, unimproved land in the Southeast, protecting this land from future development and providing landowners with positive returns in the process.  SANDLAPPER has been the exclusive placement agent for Webb Creek since 2013 and has raised almost $108.6 million in 22 separate land syndications. The Companies acquired approximately 3,077 of raw, unimproved land in Polk County, FL, Roane County, TN and Benton County, TN.  Geological testing of the Florida properties determined the highest economic use for the...Read More
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SANDLAPPER Securities, LLC raises over $3 million for Trenton Black River I, LP

Greenville, S.C. | January 11, 2017 – SANDLAPPER Securities, LLC (“SANDLAPPER”) raised more than $3 million for the Trenton-Black River I, LP (“Trenton-Black River”) a 40 Well Drilling Program sponsored by John Henry Oil Corporation (“John Henry”).  John Henry, a Kentucky-based corporation and the Managing General Partner of Trenton-Black River, has deep roots in the oil fields of Appalachia specializing in hydrocarbon exploration and development and over 90 years of highly successful regional experience. Since breaking initial impounds and putting investment dollars to work, Trenton-Black River has drilled 14 test holes and six wells with two showing to be in very good oil zones and are scheduled to be completed for production to begin.  John Henry is currently running 25% ahead of budget on Trenton-Black River. “Looking to shore up some year end tax deductions, drilling programs have often been highly sought out investment vehicles,” said SANDLAPPER Securities Founder and...Read More
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Proterra Secures $140M in Series 5 Funding for new High-Growth Phase of Capacity Expansion and Product Development

BURLINGAME, Calif., January 3, 2017 – Proterra, the leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, today announced that it has raised $140 million in a Series 5 round. Proterra partnered with J.P. Morgan to close the equity funding, which was led by $40 million from an undisclosed investor, an additional $60 million from several new investors, and joined by existing board level investors Tao Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins, GM Ventures, Constellation Technology Ventures, 88 Green Ventures, Edison Energy, Inc. and others. This growth equity financing signals an accelerated manufacturing phase for Proterra, as the company doubles production to meet growing customer demand across the United States. The investment and increased valuation reflect the recent accomplishments of the Proterra team and its goal to set the gold standard for industry firsts in innovation. In September 2016, its engineering team unveiled what is now the world’s most efficient battery system for heavy-duty transportation,...Read More
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Corley Plumbing Air Electric Receives Better Business Bureau Award

GREENVILLE, SC | December 14, 2016 – Better Business Bureau awarded Corley Plumbing Air Electric with the BBB Applause Award for exceeding advertising standards. Each quarter BBB’s Local Advertising Review Program (LARP) recognizes a business in the Upstate for adhering to the BBB Code of Advertising guidelines. “It is truly an honor to be recognized among the other exceptional businesses in the Upstate,” said founder Chris Corley. “It is certainly an exciting way to end the year. We will continue to uphold these guidelines moving into the new year.” LARP was created to “promote the truthfulness and accuracy of advertising” in order to give the community the confidence in the businesses they are exposed to. A self-regulated program approved by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and the Council of Better Business Bureaus, LARP recognized Corley Plumbing Air Electric as its fourth and final Applause Award winner of 2016. ABOUT CORLEY...Read More
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The Greenville Swamp Rabbits hosts International Business Night presented by Elliott Davis

Greenville, S.C. | December 12, 2016– The Greenville Swamp Rabbits hosted their first International Business Night event, presented by Elliott Davis. The event was held on Thursday, December 8th at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Modeled after Business Power Play, introduced during the 2015-2016 season, International Business Night is another opportunity the Swamp Rabbits are taking to integrate the organization into the fabric of the community. Fostering strong relationships with Upstate businesses and serving as a catalyst for continued economic growth and development are key components to achieving this goal. International Business Night brought together the international business community represented in the Upstate to highlight the important role these local professionals play not only in economic development, but in the overall success of the Upstate. Local businesses have provided tremendous support for the event by participating as “Puck Promoters.” As part of their participation in the event, Puck Promoters receive...Read More
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Middleburg Launches Local Heroes Recognition Program at Mosby Poinsett

FAIRFAX, VA—Middleburg is pleased to announce that up to 5% of all apartments at Middleburg-developed and owned communities will be set aside for its new Local Heroes Program. Active, full-time law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and public school teachers (pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade) are eligible to participate in the program which offers a 30% discount on base rent of leases twelve months or longer. The first community to offer the Local Heroes Program will be Mosby Poinsett in Greenville, South Carolina where up to 14 select apartments will be available for program participants. The community is located at the intersection of Poinsett Highway and Old Buncombe Road. Mosby Poinsett is a 288-unit Class A garden-style community that will feature a 6,300 square foot clubhouse, 24-hour fitness center, onsite concierge, saltwater pool, and views of Paris Mountain. The individual residences offer large walk-in closets, EnergyStar® stainless steel appliances, and...Read More
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Corley Plumbing Air Electric Hosts Local Food Trucks for Pelham Road Businesses

GREENVILLE, SC – Corley Plumbing Air Electric will host Food Truck Friday, December 9thfrom 11:30am – 1:30pm. In an effort to bring the downtown Greenville food scene to the Pelham Road area, Corley will be hosting local food trucks for lunch on the second Friday of every month. Businesses in the area often face heavy traffic during lunch hour. The food trucks provide an easy, unique place for employees to have lunch. The food trucks will be set-up in the Corley parking lot. Businesses can plan ahead as Corley has listed a line-up of the various food trucks on their website that will be featured over the next five months. www.corleypro.com. Pelham Road area businesses are invited and encouraged to attend with Corley and their staff. “We are excited to continue Food Truck Fridays,” said Chris Corley, who founded Corley in 1986. “It’s a great way for businesses to get...Read More
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Magnolia Park Hosts First Annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Event

GREENVILLE, SC – Magnolia Park shopping center hosted its first annual Tree Lighting Celebration on Sunday, November 20th. The event featured a toy drive benefitting Marine Toys for Tots of Greenville as well as free pictures with Santa, activities and food samples from various businesses as well as local entertainment. Santa was paraded in with Santa’s helpers by the Greenville High School Drumline and the competition team from Roller Time Academy. With Santa seated under a festive holiday tree for pictures, guests were welcomed to activities provided by several Magnolia Park businesses while performances by local talent groups put everyone in the holiday spirit. Guests were encouraged to visit a minimum of 12 retailers and restaurants opened on Sunday to be entered into the drawing to win $100 gift card to Cabela’s, $100 gift card to Grimaldi’s or the $1,000 shopping spree to Magnolia Park. ABOUT MAGNOLIA PARK Magnolia Park...Read More
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Hartness Family Hosts Groundbreaking for New Community

The Hartness family hosted the groundbreaking for the new Hartness Community situated in Greenville’s eastside. The new walkable village encompasses 400 pristine acres, 180 of which will be permanently preserved green space, including 15 miles of trails connecting neighbors to woodlands, lakes, streams, wildlife and shared recreational areas. Also included will be a state of the art clubhouse and wellness center, resort styled swimming pool and a sports garden Homes will be situated within a short walk of restaurants, coffee shops, specialized retail and small businesses. Residents will benefit not only from an easy five mile drive to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, but also from the shopping and dining attractions on Main Street in Greenville’s award-winning downtown, accessible in a 15 minute drive. Lew Oliver, world renowned planner and designer, created the Hartness Community plan. “We are excited to be unveiling Hartness to the Upstate,” said Sean Hartness, CEO of Hartness Real Estate....Read More
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