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The Spartanburg County Foundation recently announced a $20,000 grant towards preserving local jobs and investing in the sustainability of Spartanburg County’s racially diverse small businesses.

 

Building a better Spartanburg together

In support of OneSpartanburg, Inc. and the Bringing Back the Burg Small Business Fund, The Spartanburg County Foundation recently announced a $20,000 grant towards preserving local jobs and investing in the sustainability of Spartanburg County’s racially diverse small businesses. The Bringing Back the Burg Fund is designed to financially assist qualifying small businesses through low interest and forgivable loans.

The $20,000 funding will be granted from the Spartanburg County Disaster Relief Fund, a fund held at The Spartanburg County Foundation focused on providing relief, recovery, and rebuilding assistance to Spartanburg County nonprofits serving residents affected by natural and/or manmade disasters, including COVID-19.

In 2020, the Spartanburg County Disaster Relief Fund has granted a total of $67,000 to 12 Spartanburg County nonprofit organizations.

“The Spartanburg County Foundation is committed to improving the lives of all Spartanburg County residents,” said Troy Hanna, President and CEO of The Spartanburg County Foundation.

“Investing in our community and providing resources to help local businesses is one way to ensure Spartanburg remains strong despite these unprecedented circumstances.”

To view all of the Foundation’s grant opportunities and to access online applications, visit www.spcf.org/grants-and-scholarships/.

To learn more about Bringing Back the Burg and Spartanburg’s COVID-19 recovery effort, visit https://www.onespartanburginc.com/bringingbacktheburg. 

 

 

 

 

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Leaders from Spartanburg Community College and ENGEL, a global injection molding manufacturer, announced the start of South Carolina's first injection molding training program on Thursday, Oct. 1 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at SCC's Tyger River Campus in Duncan, the site of the new program. 

 

Spartanburg Community College launches South Carolina’s first injection molding training program

Leaders from Spartanburg Community College and ENGEL, a global injection molding manufacturer, launched South Carolina's first injection molding training program on October 1st at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at SCC's Tyger River Campus in Duncan, the site of the new program. Developed in response to the increasing need for skilled injection molding manufacturing associates, the program is a partnership between the College and ENGEL, who provided a 500-ton ENGEL injection molding machine to simulate what working in the field will be like on any given day.

“Today we can be proud to have the first injection molding training in South Carolina at Spartanburg Community College. We are happy that we have a partnership with ENGEL that supports the College and our students,” said, Dr. Michael Mikota, SCC president. “This new program is a hands-on tool that is the essence of what we want to do for our students - provide them with an opportunity to see a need, understand the need and go out in the workplace and be successful. Thank you to those that are here today to showcase what will be, what can be and what we will continue to do as a community college working together to progress and move forward.”

Event speakers included Rhonda Johns, dean, SCC Corporate & Community Education; Dr. Michael Mikota, SCC president; John Heinrikson, ENGEL vice president sales south and west region. Additional attendees were representatives from local companies including Albis Plastics, Auriga Plastics, Cooper Standard, Core Molding, Drug Plastics & Glass Co, Mack Molding, Marchel Industries, Plygem, ProSet Plastics, Sonoco, Tool Technology Corp, Draxlmaier, Brose, Roechling and Grupo Antolin.

Students will learn how to make actual parts using a 500-ton ENGEL injection molding machine, which is used in many of today’s premier manufacturing companies. 

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn OSHA certification and continuing education credit units.

 

 

 

 

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Southern Conference, Furman to host NCAA basketball tournament preliminary rounds in 2023 and 2026

Greenville – The NCAA announced recently that the Southern Conference and Furman will co-host NCAA basketball championship preliminary rounds at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville in 2023 and 2026.

“We are ecstatic about being selected for the 2023 NCAA women’s regionals and 2026 men’s first and second rounds,” SoCon Commissioner Jim Schaus said. “Thanks to the city of Greenville, Bon Secours Wellness Arena and Furman University for this great team effort.”

The SoCon and Furman will host NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship regionals at the arena in 2023, followed by first and second rounds of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basket-ball Championship in 2026. Beginning in 2023, regional play in the women’s tournament will be held at two sites per year, with eight teams competing at each site.

In addition, Bon Secours Wellness Arena will welcome first- and second-round action in the NCAA men’s tournament in 2022. Furman and the SoCon were announced as co-hosts for that event in 2017.

“Furman University is honored to partner with the city of Greenville, the Bon Secours Wellness Arena and the Southern Conference for this prestigious opportunity,” Furman Director of Athletics Jason Donnelly said. “We are beyond excited to host NCAA tournament basketball in one of the nation’s best cities and venues in 2022, 2023 and 2026. Thank you to the NCAA selection committee for your consideration.”

The Paladins played three men’s basketball games and one women’s basketball contest at BSWA last season.

“It is an enormous privilege to host NCAA basketball championships, and together with our partners at Southern Conference, Furman University, and VisitGreenvilleSC, we will deliver an incredible experience for student-athletes, fans, and NCAA officials, just as we did in 2017,” Bon Secours Wellness Arena General Manager, Beth Paul, said. 

This is the third time for this specific NCAA championship bid process, which created the largest host site announcement ever, spanning 86 championships across a four-year cycle. Previously, selection announcements varied by sport. This process now gives the NCAA and host sites more time to plan each championship experience.

“This marks the fifth time Greenville has been awarded an NCAA event since 2017, and we're ready to ‘run it back’ and do it again,” said David Montgomery, vice president of sales for VisitGreenvilleSC. “Bigger. Bolder. Together. Not only are these exciting wins, they're a slam dunk for economic impact. The combined 2023 and 2026 events will bring 16 teams to the Upstate from across the country, with an estimated 26,000 attendees and $11.7M of direct spending to Greenville.”

Bidding for 86 of 90 NCAA championships began in August 2019 and more than 3,000 bid applications were ultimately submitted. Each sport committee, per division, selected the host sites it believed would provide the ultimate experience for the respective student-athletes, resulting in more than 450 total championship event sites being awarded. More than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships each year. The four championships not included in the process due to preexisting site arrangements are: Division I baseball, Division I football, Division I softball and Division III women’s ice hockey.

 

 

 

 

Six more South Carolina communities turn to NHE Homeowners Association Management team

Greenville – Spartanburg -- Anderson – NHE, Inc. continues to expand its association management portfolio with the addition of six more South Carolina communities across the Upstate, company officials have announced.  NHE is one of the Southeast’s leading association and property management firms, managing more than 15,000 homes, apartments and condominium in 15 states.

The newly added Upstate communities – Mills Mill Reserve, The Vista Townhome community, Rockbridge at Riverside Townhomes in Greer, Riverside and Faris Ridge condominium communities, and Williamsburg at Botany Woods condominiums – push the rapidly growing portfolio of community associations that NHE manages to 80.

NHE provides turn-key and customized association management services to neighborhoods of all sizes and types, from single-family homes to townhomes and condominiums. NHE currently is retained as manager of choice by communities from the Midlands to the Upstate and into North Carolina, representing thousands of residents across the region. 

A Dan Ryan Community, Mills Mill Reserve is located in the heart of Greenville, one mile from downtown and adjacent to architecture and landmarks showcasing centuries of history coupled with an expanding modern feel. Easily accessible to both I-85 and I-385, Mills Mill Reserve townhomes are near dining, shopping, fitness centers, medical and dental offices and more.

Also by Dan Ryan Builders, The Vista Townhomes are an exclusive enclave of 56 homes off Pleasantburg Drive, just 3 miles from downtown Greenville. Convenient to restaurants, grocery, theaters and more, The Vista features elegant finishes and roomy interiors in a range of floor plans.

Rockbridge at Riverside townhomes in Greer is an intimate 32-home site community by Toll Brothers, a major national builder. The Rockbridge luxury townhomes offer 5 customizable designs ranging from 1,616 - 2,262 square feet with 1- and 2-car garages.  A few miles from downtown Greenville, Rockbridge is located with easy access to Riverside Schools, Green-ville Health System, Greer Hospital & Medical Campus, BMW, and Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

Riverside and Faris Ridge condominium communities, totaling 70 condominium homes, are well-established Greenville County townhome communities favored for their reasonable prices, excellent proximity to shopping and dining, and easy access to both downtown and the interstates.

Located off of Edwards Road, The Williamsburg at Botany Woods is a popular 104-home condominium community with 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom condominiums. Central to all things Greenville and situated between Wade Hampton and North Pleasantburg Drive, The Williamsburg community is minutes from downtown, the interstate and shopping. Mature landscaping offers year-round color and greenery, and blends into the community’s all-brick construction.

“NHE is proud to assume management of these six exceptional communities,” said Eric Kohorn, Vice President of Association Management of NHE, Inc. “Our customized approach to meeting the unique needs of each community we serve, in partnership with each community’s association board and its residents, is a responsibility and privilege NHE takes very seriously. We look forward to a long-standing relationship of maintaining and improving the communities and their owners’ peace of mind, and to growing NHE’s association management portfolio one valued customer at a time.”

NHE provides professional association management, conventional and affordable apartment management, and service coordination to communities across the Southeast, and currently represents more than 15,000 homes, apartments and condominiums in more than 15 states. NHE’s clients benefit expertise, experience and leading-edge technology delivered by a dedicated staff offering diverse services to assure premium performance and value. Actively engaged with national and state industry trade associations and government regulatory bodies, NHE holds the prestigious AMO (Accredited Management Organization) designation through the Institute of Real Estate Management. Contact NHE at 864.467.1600 or visit www.NHE-Inc.com