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Ashley Witherspoon Joins The Midtown Office Of C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS

Greenville – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS is pleased to announce that Ashley Witherspoon has joined the company’s Midtown office as a member of The Sitzler Team.

As a Greenville native, Ashley brings unparalleled local knowledge and passion to the real estate market. Driven by her love for Greenville and a genuine desire to help others find their perfect homes, Ashley goes above and beyond to provide unparalleled service and guidance throughout the buying or selling process. Whether you’re a newcomer or a long-time resident, count on Ashley’s expertise and personalized approach for a seamless and successful real estate experience.

“It is an honor to welcome Ashley and The Sitzler Team to our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C Dan Joyner, REALTORS® family. I am excited to watch their team grow and develop. They serve their clientele well throughout the upstate and if you are looking for assistance for all of your real estate needs, do not hesitate to contact The Sitzler Team,” said Matthew Thrift, Broker-In-Charge of the Midtown office.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS

Founded in 1964 by C. Dan Joyner, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS is the Upstate’s leading real estate company, selling more homes than any other firm in this region. The family-owned company has 8 locations and over 400 agents providing residential and commercial real estate, new home sales and marketing, property management, relocation and senior services. For more information, visit

Countybank Promotes Peggy Chamblee to Retail Banking Manager

Countybank is pleased to announce that Peggy Chamblee has been promoted to Vice President, Retail Banking Manager. In this leadership position, she will be responsible for managing Countybank’s financial centers. Chamblee will also direct the bank’s retail banking strategy with a focus on retail deposit, loan products, and small business lending growth.

Chamblee has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry, including knowledge of business development as well as consumer and business lending. She joined Countybank in 2018 as a Financial Center Manager in Anderson, having previously served in financial sales and branch manager roles with several local banks.

“During her time with Countybank, Peggy has shown tremendous leadership and dedication to the bank,” said Wells Dunlap, Senior Operations Officer for Countybank. “She has also served as a mentor for our retail banking associates and regularly inspires them to uphold our core values.”

Chamblee is very active in the Anderson community, serving as a community leader and representative for Countybank. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for First Light, as a Community Impact Cabinet Member for United Way of Anderson County, and as an Advisory Board Member for the Financial Stability Center, a joint venture by AIM and United Way.

R&R Resolute Staffing Elevates Client Experience with addition of Front Office Coordinator

R&R Resolute Staffing

Greenville, S.C. – R & R Resolute Staffing Firm (R&R), a woman owned employment agency focused on contract, contract-to-permanent, & direct hire positions, is thrilled to announce the addition of Brittany Langston as Front Office Coordinator.

“We are delighted to welcome Brittany to the R&R Team,” said Rachel Touchet, Owner/CEO of R&R Resolute Staffing Firm. “She has a keen eye for detail and a client-centric approach, something we greatly value. Her role is extremely important as it sets the tone for every person we meet daily. Whether they are seeking a new career or looking for assistance filling roles, each person that steps through our doors will be helped by Brittany.”

Bringing a wealth of experience from a regional medical practice, Langston assumes the crucial role of front office coordinator, where she will be instrumental in ensuring a seamless client focused experience. Langston’s background in patient coordination through the medical industry allows her to provide a unique and special experience for all clients at R&R Resolute Staffing.

“The first thing that drew me to R&R Resolute Staffing was their core values and mission,” said Langston. They value and appreciate every single person they come in contact with and truly seek to impact each person’s life. Being able to place people in a job they love and allow them to earn a living is truly a rewarding experience.”

In her free time, Brittany enjoys traveling, hiking, riding horses and spending time at her farm with friends and family.

About R&R Resolute Staffing Firm
R&R Resolute Staffing Firm, headquartered in Greenville, S.C., is a woman owned employment agency specializing in contract, contract-to-permanent, and direct hire positions for all types of businesses in upstate South Carolina. We believe our processes, personnel and customer service deliver the highest quality standards in the industry and we look to be a partner to all of our clients. Founded in August of 2023, R&R Resolute Staffing is a team of five working to meet your staffing needs. To learn more visit,

ShalomFest coming back after a four-year hiatus

GREENVILLE – Returning for its 12th year following a four-year hiatus, the Upstate SC Jewish Festival event will be happening on April 7.

ShalomFest will feature choir performances, Israeli dancing demonstrations, exhibits on Israel, Jewish history and customs, a mock Jewish wedding, and presentations on Judaism and inter-faith topics. Traditional food, pastries, drinks, and gift items will be available for purchase.

The event will be held at the Temple of Israel, 400 Spring Forest Road from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to all interested people and groups. Admission is free. Temple of Israel first presented ShalomFest in 2009 and continued through 2019, with thousands attending annually. Learn more at The Greenville Jewish Festival is an event partner.

“We are so excited to be part of ShalomFest and having it back this year,” said Courtney Tessler, CEO of the Greenville Jewish Federation. “We hope to see the greater community turn up to experience and celebrate Jewish culture here in the Upstate.”

About the Greenville Jewish Federation:

The Greenville Jewish Federation is a dynamic organization dedicated to serving and strengthening the Jewish community in Greenville and neighboring counties. With a rich philanthropy and community-building history, the Federation works tirelessly to support educational programs, social services, cultural events, and advocacy efforts that promote Jewish values, heritage, and unity.

To learn more about the Greenville Jewish Federation’s initiatives and upcoming programs, visit

CDS promotes Brooke Schmidt to Director of Family Programs

Greenville, SC – The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) is excited to announce the promotion of Brooke Schmidt as their new Director of Family Programs. In her new role, Schmidt will lead their case management program and a team of 20 as they continue to accept new referrals for service coordination in Greenville. She has over 17 years of experience serving the disability community with prior experience as a case management supervisor at Thrive Upstate before joining CDS in 2018.

“For the past six years, Brooke has been responsible for the hiring, onboarding and developing of a dynamic team that has made CDS one of the top ranked case management programs in SC,” said Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director. “We congratulate Brooke on her well-deserved promotion and look forward to her many contributions on the leadership team.”

Schmidt has a B.S. in Early Intervention from Winthrop University and is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Academy from the SC Human Services Providers Association. She is actively involved in the disability community as a board member for the Barbara Stone Foundation.

About CDS
CDS is the largest multi-disciplinary treatment facility in the Upstate for children with disabilities and developmental delays. In one location, children receive services in therapy, diagnosis, audiology, day care needs for the medically fragile, early intervention, case management, and a family support network. The partnership is comprised of Clarity; Project Hope Foundation; KidVentures of Thrive Upstate; and four programs of Prisma Health – Upstate: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Kidnetics, The Wonder Center, and Prosthetics and Orthotics. CDS and its partners serve over 8,000 children and their families each year on property donated by the First Presbyterian Church at 29 North Academy Street in Greenville, SC. For more information about CDS and its partners, visit

Airsys Cooling Technologies, Inc. Partners with Waypost Marketing to Elevate Digital Presence

AIRSYS Cooling Technologies, Inc. Partners with Waypost Marketing

GREENVILLE, SC – Airsys Cooling Technologies, Inc., is thrilled to announce its partnership with Waypost Marketing, a strategy-driven digital marketing agency, to enhance its online visibility and marketing endeavors. Waypost Marketing will provide comprehensive support to Airsys Cooling Technologies, Inc., including a new website redesign and a customized digital marketing strategy that supports their business growth goals.

Airsys Cooling Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of cooling solutions for critical infrastructure, recognizes the importance of leveraging digital platforms to reach its audience effectively. Through this collaboration, Airsys Cooling Technologies, Inc., aims to elevate its digital presence and engage with clients more dynamically.

Waypost Marketing’s expertise aligns perfectly with Airsys Cooling Technnologies, Inc.,’s goals, ensuring a seamless integration of innovative strategies to enhance brand awareness and customer engagement. With a focus on user experience and content optimization, the partnership aims to provide valuable resources and insights to clients and prospects alike.

“We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Waypost, a renowned marketing agency known for their innovative strategies and creative approach. At Airsys Cooling Technologies, Inc., we’re dedicated to providing cutting-edge cooling solutions for mission-critical environments, from data centers to telecommunications equipment shelters.” said Paul Quigley, President of AIRSYS. “Collaborating with Waypost aligns perfectly with our commitment to excellence and innovation. With Waypost’s expertise and myself having 35 years of experience in the HVAC industry, I’m confident that this collaboration will propel us to new heights. Together, we will continue to provide unparalleled cooling solutions while delivering exceptional value to our customers.”

Waypost Marketing Marketing Strategist Danielle Tebo enthusiastically stated, “We are excited to share that we have partnered up with AIRSYS! Our shared values of transparency and relationship-building make this collaboration a perfect fit. We look forward to providing value and strengthening our relationship with AIRSYS.”

The partnership between Airsys Cooling Technologies, Inc. and Waypost Marketing represents a strategic alliance focused on driving growth and delivering value in the digital realm. With a shared commitment to innovation and client satisfaction, both organizations are poised to redefine digital marketing standards in the cooling solutions industry.

About Airsys Cooling Technologies, Inc.

Airsys Cooling Technologies, Inc. specializes in advanced cooling solutions for critical environments like data centers, outdoor telecom cabinets, and K-12 schools. With a team of highly trained technicians, AIRSYS provides comprehensive support from design to maintenance. As a global leader in high-performance air-conditioning equipment, they prioritize reliability, energy efficiency, and sustainability. In 2025, Airys will celebrate their 30th anniversary, marking three decades of commitment to innovation and excellence in the industry. To learn more, visit or connect on LinkedIn at

About Waypost Marketing:

Waypost Marketing is a strategy-driven digital marketing agency specializing in lead generation, conversion optimization, and sales growth. As a certified Google Partner and HubSpot Gold Solutions Partner, Waypost Marketing delivers actionable plans tailored to clients’ objectives. To learn more, visit


WCFIBER And Upcountry Fiber To Bring Broadband Internet To Nearly 13,000 In Underserved Areas Of Anderson County

L to R. Jeff Wilson of WCFIBER, Jim Lovinggood of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative; Rep. Jay West, Sen. Mike Gambrell, Rep. Don Chapman, Jim Stritzinger of the SC Broadband Office; Chair Tommy Dunn of Anderson County Council, Brett Sanders of Anderson County Council.

Abbeville and Pickens, SC – Underserved areas of Anderson County will soon have access to broadband internet through internet service providers WCFIBER, a wholly-owned subsidiary of West Carolina Rural Telephone Cooperative (WCTEL), and Upcountry Fiber, a partnership between Blue Ridge Electric Co-op (BREC) and WCFIBER, thanks to a $32 million federal grant designated by the South Carolina Broadband Office (SCBBO). The grant allows WCFIBER and Upcountry Fiber to continue to fulfill their mission to help bridge the “digital divide” where little to no access exists. An additional $10 million from WCFIBER and Upcountry Fiber will be invested to extend the reach of the project.

Nearly 3,000 Anderson County underserved addresses identified by SCBBO that currently do not have access to broadband internet service are included in the grant. Construction has begun, and by the end of 2025, those addresses included in the SCBBO grant, and an additional 10,000 addresses surrounding them, will be able to sign up for broadband internet service through either WCFIBER or Upcountry Fiber, depending on their location.

Specifically, the underserved addresses in areas of Anderson County that will soon have access to fiber internet are around Belton, Honea Path, Piercetown, Sandy Springs, La France, Broadway, Williamston, Homeland Park, and other areas throughout Anderson County. Residents will be notified of construction and order timelines in the coming weeks.

Upon completion of construction mainly funded by this grant, WCFIBER and Upcountry Fiber together will have invested approximately $76 million in broadband to areas that have been previously underserved since 2021, resulting in construction of approximately 1,155.8 miles of fiber that will pass nearly 19,000 eligible addresses, mainly residential.

“We are so thankful to Jim Stritzinger and his team in the South Carolina Broadband Office for awarding us this grant so that more citizens of Anderson County have access to this necessary utility,” said Anderson County Council Chair Tommy Dunn.

“No matter where you are located within the grant footprint, you can expect to receive the same exceptional fiber internet service from either WCFIBER or Upcountry Fiber,” said Jeff Wilson, president and CEO of WCTEL. “Thanks to the South Carolina Broadband Office, we are able to help modernize the infrastructure in these underserved communities.”

“Utility cooperatives like ours have a long history of serving our neighbors in traditionally underserved areas,” said Jim Lovinggood, president and CEO of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative. “This grant not only benefits people in their homes but makes it possible for them to have access to better healthcare, education and job opportunities, which helps to build a better, more competitive community for everyone.”

WCTEL has served parts of the Starr-Iva communities of Anderson County with fiber internet services for more than 15 years, and with telecommunications services since the cooperative was founded more than 70 years ago.

The WCTEL family of companies, including WCTEL, WCFIBER, and Upcountry Fiber, combine a tradition of service with the best technology available. Friendly, community-minded employees are committed to building a fiber network that is ready for whatever the future of technology may hold. The fiber optic network provides voice, data, video, security, and hosted business services in upstate South Carolina to include McCormick County, Abbeville County, and the city of Newberry as well as parts of Anderson County, Greenwood County, Oconee County, Pickens County, Greenville County, Spartanburg County, and Columbia County, GA. To find out more about WCTEL, visit WCTEL is designated as a nationally recognized Smart Rural Community and Certified Gig-Capable Provider by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association.

About Upcountry Fiber
Upcountry Fiber is a high-speed fiber internet provider to Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens counties. Established in Fall 2020, Upcountry Fiber is the product of a partnership between Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative and WCFIBER, a subsidiary of West Carolina Rural Telephone Cooperative (WCTEL). Founded by organizations created to electrify and connect rural areas of South Carolina; decades later, Upcountry Fiber’s mission is to bridge the digital divide. Offering symmetrical internet speeds up to 10 Gbps over a fiber network, Upcountry Fiber has the fastest and most reliable high-speed internet in the area. To learn more about Upcountry Fiber, visit us at

Autobell® Car Wash Invites Drivers to Take a Pass on Pollen with Its 90-Day Pollen Pass Unlimited Plan

As the spring season blossoms, drivers face the challenge of pollen affecting the cleanliness, protection, and functionality of their vehicles. Autobell Car Wash provides a solution for maintaining a clean car all season long by offering its popular Pollen Pass, available for purchase during the following dates in its regional markets:

• Charleston, SC – February 19-April 21, 2024
• Western North Carolina; Maryland; Delaware; and Northern Virginia – March 19-May 5, 2024
• All other markets in NC, SC (including Greenville), and VA – March 4-April 21, 2024

The Autobell Pollen Pass is a 90-day version of the company’s multi-level Unlimited plans, which offer unlimited car washes with exterior and interior options for a set price each month.

Customers purchasing a Pollen Pass receive an additional 5% savings on the cost of their chosen Unlimited plan for those three months, and the plan will automatically cancel after 90 days unless the customer decides to extend it at the regular price.

Pollen’s acidity, when activated by water, becomes a potent force that expedites damage to a vehicle’s surface. Given its airborne nature, pollen also infiltrates a vehicle’s interior through every opening of doors and windows, potentially causing allergic reactions as well as affecting cabin filters and interior surfaces.

“We want to turn the tables on pollen this spring by giving our customers the opportunity to combat this powdery pest all season long,” said Autobell President & COO Carl Howard. “The Autobell Pollen Pass offers customers a convenient, ongoing solution for keeping their vehicles clean and protected inside and out.”


Surpassing 50 years of service, Charlotte, NC-based Autobell Car Wash remains unwavering in its focus on customers and the cars they love. Founded in 1969 by the late Charles Howard Sr., Autobell is privately held and operated by subsequent generations of the Howard family.

Currently operating more than 85 locations in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic with consistent expansion, Autobell continues its commitment to team member training and development, community involvement, scholarship and fundraising programs, and environmental protection and conservation. All Autobell washes treat 100% of wash water used and recycle up to 100% using technologically advanced equipment.

For more information, visit

Reedy Reels announces breakout sessions

Two experienced filmmakers will be leading breakout sessions as part of this year’s Piedmont Natural Gas Presents Reedy Reels: The Greenville Film Festival.

One of the hallmarks of Reedy Reels over the years is that it provides independent film fans the opportunity to learn more about the movie-making process, and meet many of the people they are seeing on the screen during the festival, said Matt Foster, a Co-Founder of the festival.

That includes breakout sessions, which this year will feature Upstate-based filmmaker Collins Abbott White as well as New York City-based Jessica Sher. Reedy Reels will happen March 22-24 at the S.C. Children’s Theatre in downtown Greenville. More than 66 films will be shown over 11 sessions, and feature almost 1,000 minutes of runtime.

White, whose film, 37 Ghosts, won Reedy Reels’ Palmetto Prize in 2018, will be leading a session at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, and be geared toward student filmmakers. White is the owner of Other Vision Studios. A Greenville native, White found his love for filmmaking as a senior in high school when he directed his first feature film, School Wars, a spoof of his favorite movie, Star Wars.

After earning a master’s in film and video production, White founded Other Vision Studios with the goal of creating one of the first film production companies in South Carolina. He also uses his education and experience to assist numerous aspiring filmmakers in the Greenville area to achieve their artistic vision.

Sherr is a multi-talented actress, writer, and producer. With her infectious and vibrant personality, she brings a bright comedic energy to her performances that leave audiences entertained and craving for more. She has made notable appearances on popular television shows, including Claws, Cloak and Dagger and Blue Bloods, showcasing her versatility and captivating on-screen presence.

Her award-winning film, Wicked Image, will be shown Friday night, and she will be doing a Question and Answer Segment at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday as well.

In addition to her acting credits, Sherr has also made a mark as a producer. Her award winning dark comedy, Wicked Image, has won Best Comedy at Borrego Springs Film Festival, Austin Under the Stars and Baltimore Next Media. Her work on the award-winning web series, Scratch This, has earned her recognition and numerous accolades. The series has been honored as the Best Web-Series at the Garden State Film Festival, and has received the prestigious Best Ensemble Cast award at the Bilbao Seriesland and Miami Web-fest.

Both breakout sessions can be attended by guests who have purchased day or weekend passes, but spaced is limited and guests are asked to sign-up for the sessions in advance. Purchase tickets here. Tickets include daily passes and weekend festival passes. Daily pass gives attendees entry to all film sessions for that day. The weekend festival pass gives attendees entry into all festival screening sessions.

“Collins and Jessica bring amazing insights to the world of filmmaking and we are honored to have them sharing their stories in Greenville,” Foster said.

Eric Dye Joins The Midtown Office Of C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS

GREENVILLE, SC – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS is pleased to announce that Eric Dye has joined the company’s Midtown office as a sales associate.

Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, Eric graduated from The College of Charleston before relocating to the upstate to be with his wife. Now a proud upstate resident, he’s eager to help others find their own home here. Eric’s background in hospitality management taught him the value of exceptional service and a love for helping others. Seeking a more fulfilling career, he found real estate to be the perfect fit. As a REALTOR®, he combines his passion for helping people with expert guidance and problem-solving skills. Eric is dedicated to integrity, clear communication, and outstanding results.

“We are very excited to have Eric on our team. His enthusiasm towards real estate and helping others will take him far in his real estate career,” said Matthew Thrift, Broker-In-Charge of the Midtown office.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS
Founded in 1964 by C. Dan Joyner, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS is the Upstate’s leading real estate company, selling more homes than any other firm in this region. The family-owned company has 8 locations and over 400 agents providing residential and commercial real estate, property management, relocation and senior services. For more information, visit