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The Buzz: New Year, new stories

We’ve got a lot of January left, which means we all have plenty of time to start 2024 off with the right velocity. See how much our clients have already accomplished below:




This is a story you’ll want to read; historic black church Soapstone Baptist church has begun a fundraising campaign to protect the land it sits on and further preserve its history. Know more.


A panel discussion focusing on the challenges of affordable housing both locally and abroad will serve as the kick-off for the 2024 Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County CEO Build. Read about the 12th CEO Build at GSA Bizwire.


Earlier this week, Lima One Capital unveiled its 2004 Housing Outlook, a 26-page document that is predicting a more stable housing market than that of the previous 12 months. Follow the story here.

Several Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s leadership team members have been named to statewide boards overseeing the real estate industry, and a valued Associate has been named to a local one. See all the names here. 


In case you haven’t heard, Kamber Parker Bowden of the YoPro Know will be one of the speakers at the Women Confidence Builders event on January 25th. More info in the press release here.




BASF Site Director Gerald Murphy shared advice with FOX Carolina on how to become an attractive candidate and ways to make sure your resume gets noticed.


Yesterday, Habitat for Humanity in Greenville County received a $100,000 donation from Publix Super Market Charities. Watch WSPA’s coverage of the story. 




Events at Judson Mill will be hosting a scrumptious afternoon filled with an array of sweet and savory brunch bites from the area’s best restaurants, flowing mimosas, bold bloody marys and electrifying live music from Kami Ocean & The Rhythm this March. Read more about the event.


The Habitat Greenville CEO Build kick-off event will be held on Wednesday, January 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Club of Greenville, 55 Beattie Place at One Liberty Square in downtown. People interested in taking part in the CEO Build need to contact Noel Brooks ( to attend.


The YoPro Know’s Kamber Parker Bowden will be one of the speakers at the Women’s Confidence Builders event on January 25. The event will be at the Greenville Convention Center from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and will feature three sessions (Identify Your Destination, Recruiting Your Crew, and Leading Your Crew) with breakout Q&As sessions. Tickets can be purchased here.


The Greenville Jewish Federation is hosting three events this month that highlight the way Jewish traditions have helped shape southern cooking for generations. On January 28th, authors Rachel Barnett and Lyssa Harvey will make a tour of the Upstate with stops in both Greenville and Spartanburg to promote their cookbook Kugels & Collards. Read the full press release here, and get tickets here.



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