Fans can now become voting members of the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame

Complere Public Relations

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The South Carolina Football Hall of Fame (SCFHOF) will be opening online voting for the 2015 South Carolina Collegiate Player of the Year Award and the 2015 Inductee class starting October 1, 2014. Last year the 2014 POY was awarded to former Clemson QB Tajh Boyd, and the inductee class included football greats William Perry, Freddie Solomon, Deacon Jones, and Sterling Sharpe.

People can go to http://www.scfootballhof.com and register to become a voting member (among other benefits) of the SCFHOF.  All registered voting members (including media) will be able to participate in each round of the voting process and become part of a special online community.

This year’s voting process will include three voting rounds over the next three months that will conclude in a South Carolina Collegiate Player of The Year Award winner and the final 2015 Inductee Class of four members.

Starting October 1, there will be a POY ballot presented on www.scfootballhof.com of 15 names with an opportunity to manually vote names of other players.  This option is only available during the first round of voting. The first round will consist of at least a three week period of time, where the top 10 will advance to the semi-final round. The top five of the semi-final vote will move onto the finals, and then a finalist will be determined from that vote. The names on a ballot will be fluid based on voting and player performance during the whole voting process.

To be eligible, athletes for the SC Collegiate Player of the Year must either play football for a South Carolina college or university or have been born/played high school football in the state. The award will be presented during the South Carolina Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony on April 16, 2015, and honored at the Medal of Honor Bowl in January 2015.

The 2015 Inductee class will be determined similarly.  This year’s first round ballot will include 35 names with the chance to manually vote other names you feel deserve this recognition.  The top 20 vote getters of the first round will move onto the semi-final round, while the top 8 of that round will move on to the finals.  Each round will consist of at least a three week period.

To vote you must be a registered member of the SCFHOF, so please register today at http://www.scfootballhof.com

About the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame:

The South Carolina Football Hall of Fame was created to honor those athletes, coaches, and business professionals from the Palmetto State who created a historic and significant impact on college and professional football.

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Engenius’s Buckingham named to Opportunity Greenville

Engenius web company, a client of Complete Public Relations

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Engenius Program Manager Catie Buckingham has been selected for the 2014-15 Opportunity Greenville class.

 

Opportunity Greenville is a program designed and facilitated by the Greenville Chamber to provide the tools, experience and means to become a leader in the Upstate. It is an intensive five-week program held every fall.

 

Buckingham graduated with honors from Winthrop University with a bachelor’s degree in social work. She has worked for several non-profit agencies including the Julie Valentine Center and Fellowship Greenville before joining Engenius last year.

 

“This is a great opportunity to learn more about Greenville,” Buckingham said.

 

About Engenius:

Engenius is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina and specializes in serving businesses, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs through web design and online marketing. Learn more at http://www.engeniusweb.com.

SCHOF voting opens to the public

SC Football Hall of Fame, Complete Public Relations

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The South Carolina Football Hall of Fame (SCFHOF) will be opening online voting for the 2015 South Carolina Collegiate Player of the Year Award and the 2015 Inductee class starting October 1, 2014. Last year the 2014 POY was awarded to former Clemson QB Tajh Boyd, and the inductee class included football greats William Perry, Freddie Solomon, Deacon Jones, and Sterling Sharpe.

People can go to http://www.scfootballhof.com and register to become a voting member (among other benefits) of the SCFHOF. All registered voting members (including media) will be able to participate in each round of the voting process and become part of a special online community.

This year’s voting process will include three voting rounds over the next three months that will conclude in a South Carolina Collegiate Player of The Year Award winner and the final 2015 Inductee Class of four members.

Starting October 1, there will be a POY ballot presented on www.scfootballhof.com of 15 names with an opportunity to manually vote names of other players. This option is only available during the first round of voting. The first round will consist of at least a three week period of time, where the top 10 will advance to the semi-final round. The top five of the semi-final vote will move onto the finals, and then a finalist will be determined from that vote. The names on a ballot will be fluid based on voting and player performance during the whole voting process.

To be eligible, athletes for the SC Collegiate Player of the Year must either play football for a South Carolina college or university or have been born/played high school football in the state. The award will be presented during the South Carolina Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony on April 16, 2015, and honored at the Medal of Honor Bowl in January 2015.

The 2015 Inductee class will be determined similarly. This year’s first round ballot will include 35 names with the chance to manually vote other names you feel deserve this recognition. The top 20 vote getters of the first round will move onto the semi-final round, while the top 8 of that round will move on to the finals. Each round will consist of at least a three week period.

To vote you must be a registered member of the SCFHOF, so please register today at http://www.scfootballhof.com

About the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame:

The South Carolina Football Hall of Fame was created to honor those athletes, coaches, and business professionals from the Palmetto State who created a historic and significant impact on college and professional football.

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Minute with Mack

Complete Public Relations Mack the Cat

Naps.

Ahhhhh naps.

Those beautiful hours of daytime that allow me to recharge my brain for my waking hours, the ones I use to spend plotting world domination.

Now, napping is an art, and the key to prime nappage is location, location, location. Anyone who comes into the office can immediately tell that my napping kingdom is Tim’s office – it’s practically painted white due to shedding. Just the way I like it. His leather desk chair will do on any given day, but the sweet spot is definitely the couch. Ohhhh, the couch. Superior in every way to the couch in John’s office, mostly because it’s missing the ugly Syracuse blanket. Its soft fabric and cream color allows me to camouflage perfectly. Which is also critical to the art of napping – be where no one can see you.

That’s why I only nap upstairs in the office if it’s a complete necessity. Yes, the sun streaming through the large bay windows is warm and comforting. But I see you people outside, staring at me through your cars. I SEE YOU. Do you know how creepy it is to watch someone when they are sleeping?! How would you feel if I did that to you? You know how you would feel? CREEPED OUT.

Geez, now you’ve stressed me out. Time for a nap to unwind. I need these trespassers….I mean, employees, to leave so I can have that spot on the couch.

Five Facts about the November Referendum

  1. All the money raised in Greenville County stays in Greenville County. When we pay our state taxes, the money from Greenville is put in a pot with money from the rest of the state, and then divided up based on statewide priorities. Which means that we often pay for much more than we receive in return. With the November referendum, taxpayer money stays here to fix local problems.
  2. Many of the projects on the referendum list have been on state lists for years. They’ve just never been high enough priorities to actually be fixed. Citizens have the opportunity to make real change in the community by allowing these projects to finally be a priority.
  3. The one-cent sales tax does NOT apply to the following: rent/mortgage, groceries, medicine, income/property tax, gasoline, utilities.
  4. The tax goes away after eight years, unless it is re-approved through another vote. This is not a tax that is “temporary,” but really permanent. By law, the tax must be voted on again in eight years. Bottom line, if we try it and it doesn’t work out, we can get rid of it.
  5. The only new road on the project list is a parallel route to Woodruff Road. All other projects repair. By focusing on fixing what we already have, the referendum prevents the county from creating more problems for the future.

Minute with Mack

Complete Public Relations Mack the Cat

It is plainly obvious that I am the greatest Mack known to the world, but sometimes I wonder who is the second-best Mack out there? Who is the Beta Mack? The Oates of Mack and Oates? The Mets to my Yankees?

Here are some worthless to worthy contenders ranked in no particular order.

Mack Arnold: This Upstate blues legend played bass on the memorably awesome theme song to Sandford & Son. He also was in the house band for Soul Train, which is pretty cool. People even call him a cool cat once in a while. He is not a “cat,” but he is pretty cool none the less.

Mack the Knife: Anyone who gets name dropped by Bobby Darin has to be pretty cat like. He even is a “mack” with the ladies. However, he also kills people. Not cool. A true Mack is a pacifist at heart.

The Dirty Mack: A one-off band featuring John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell and Keith Richards! That is a band. However, they kind of sucked in their one performance. Plus they “sullied” the Mack name by calling themselves dirty.

Mack Brown: The long-time University of Texas football coach won a lot of games and a national championship. He also lost a lot of games he should have won more with the talent he had. He is a lower order Mack.

Well, I’m tired. Stop bothering me now.

Book Signings for Boyanoski

Reimagining Greenville

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Author and Complete Public Relations President John Boyanoski will be signing several books in the Upstate over the next few weeks.

His schedule includes:

  • Friday, October 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at O.P. Taylor’s in downtown Greenville.
  • Sunday, October 12, from noon to 3 p.m. at The Mast General Store in downtown Greenville.
  • Sunday, October 26, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Barnes & Nobles on Woodruff Road.
  • Friday, December 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Poor Richard’s Booksellers in downtown Easley.
  • Sunday, December 7, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Barnes & Nobles on Woodruff Road.
  • Saturday, December. 13, O from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at O.P. Taylor’s in downtown.

In his latest book, “Reimagining Greenville: Building the Best Downtown in America”, Boyanoski writes of the changes downtown that made Greenville a world-class city. Written with Greenville Mayor Knox White, the books tells the detailed process of the changes made to put Greenville on the map including the reopening of the historic Poinsett Hotel, the beautification of the Reedy River, the construction of one of the most walk-able downtowns in America and more.

Boyanoski’s earlier books include “Ghosts of Upstate South Carolina” (2006), “More Ghosts of Upstate South Carolina” (2008) and “Palmetto Pigskins” (2010).

The Pennsylvania native graduated from Syracuse University and spent more than a decade as a journalist before he began writing books. Currently, Boyanoski is a public relations professional and president of Complete Public Relations (2012).

He was named Greenville Chamber’s 2014 Young Professional of the Year and was the 2013 Chair of PULSE, South Carolina’s largest young professionals’ organization. He also sits on the Chamber’s Board of Advisors; the Chamber’s Lead Executive Committee and The Chamber’s Small Business Committee. He is a chairman of Friends of the Greenville Zoo; is marketing chair for the Advisory Council for ReWiGo Ministries; served as a site coordinator for Hands on Greenville Day 2012 and is an active member of Greenville Forward and the Greenville Track Club. He was named one of Greenville’s Best and Brightest in 2012 and is a graduate of Leadership Greenville Class 40.

About Complete Public Relations:

Complete Public Relations isn’t your average firm. Our unique skills, experience, talent and expertise, make us the company you need when it comes to media relations, governmental affairs, crisis communications, and long-term public strategy. Learn more at www.completepr.net.

 

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