MEDIA ADVISORY: Habitat Build in Honor of Pope Francis

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What: Habitat Greenville is working with an anonymous door and Greenville County’s Catholic parishes to construct a home in honor of Pope Francis I this spring.  The homeowner will be the Ruano family.

When:   Construction begins on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 8 a.m. and is expected to conclude in May.

Where:  2 Abba Way in Habitat’s Abigail Springs Subdivision, Taylors

Who:  Majority funding has been donated by an anonymous donor, who has requested that Catholic parishes in the Upstate contribute the remainder of funds to build the home.  Currently, participating churches are St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Simpsonville, and St. Anselm’s Ordinariate Community (a mission of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greenville).

Why:  Through affordable home construction, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville strives to eliminate poverty housing and the social and economic problems it causes. Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County was chartered in 1985 and has provided home ownership to more than 320 low-income families.  Learn more at www.habitatgreenville.org.

Carolina International Preparatory School purchases facility

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GREENVILLE, S.C. – Carolina International Preparatory School has recently purchased its facility at 212 Roper Mountain Extension in Greenville.

Carolina Prep has operated at this location since August 2010. The property boasts a 22,500 square foot educational facility and nearly seven acres of land. The location also includes unique amenities for students, including age-appropriate playgrounds, on-site gardens and a refurbished, indoor multi-purpose room.

Purchasing the building provides Carolina Prep with a permanent residence and allows for more strategic, long-term planning, said Lee Pariseau, Carolina International Preparatory School’s executive director. These plans include expansion to accommodate growth as well as capital improvements to enhance offerings and learning experiences.

“The purchase saves the school money,” Pariseau said. “This will allow us to invest more into curriculum, improvements, employee benefits, and more.”

 

About Carolina Prep:

Carolina International Preparatory School admits students of any religion, race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Learn more at www.carolinaprepschool.com.

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Four things I’ve learned from Complete Public Relations

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In the past month, I (Kaitlyn) have learned a lot about public relations and enjoyed myself while doing so. Things have changed (in a good way), since I interned a few years ago. We have added several clients and changed things up a bit. Here are four important concepts I have learned during my first month at Complete Public Relations.

  1. Networking

The idea of “networking” used to intimidate me a little bit, as I think it does a lot of young professionals. Joining the Complete PR team helped me get over that fear. Networking can be beneficial in any industry, however, it is essential in public relations. Besides, how can one call themselves a public relations professional if they never interact with the public? Networking is almost always a win-win: we can get the word out about ourselves and our client and simultaneously learn about what’s going on around us.

  1. Staying up to date

Today’s world is continuously changing. It’s important to be up to date with current events and media trends in public relations to get the best results. This goes hand in hand with learning to leave old trends behind to maintain credibility. For example, you probably wouldn’t want to put all of your eggs in one basket with a firm who still swears by Myspace as their main social media outlet.  I’ve learned by working at Complete that staying current is the only way to stay in the game.

  1. Time Management

I’m certainly not the first person to say this one: public relations can be kind of a juggling act. Different clients have different demands. Sometimes they overlap. Time management and prioritization is key to maximize productivity. Complete PR has taught me to be a better “juggler.”

  1. Team work

Complete PR has showed me that working together is what makes our team so successful. Sure, success can be achieved by one individual, but the best results usually come from a group effort. At Complete Public Relations, ideas are welcomed and different strengths are utilized to create unique plans for each client. I’ll finish with a cliché: there’s no “I” in Complete!

Complete Public Relations is taking part in Habitat CEO Build

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GREENVILLE, S.C. – Complete Public Relations again will be taking part in the 2015 Habitat for Humanity CEO Build.

This is the third year in a row the firm will be participating. The past two years saw Tim Brett as the “builder,” but this year company president, John Boyanoski, will leading the efforts. He is one of 17 area business and community leaders working on the project in the Abigail Springs subdivision.

In addition, the entire Complete Public Relations team will be doing a build day in April.

“The mission of Habitat is so vital to the people of Greenville,” Boyanoski said. “It is about more than just houses. Habitat is saving lives.”

Boyanoski spent more than a decade covering the Upstate as a reporter. At Complete Public Relations, he has developed unique media campaigns designed to create and generate positive public exposure.

When not running Complete, he believes in service to the community. He was the 2013 chair for the Greenville Chamber’s PULSE Advisory Council, which represents more than 1,000 young professionals in the Upstate. He also sits on the Chamber’s LEAD Executive Committee with an interest in the sponsorship group; the Chamber’s Small Business Council; is a former member of the Chamber Board of Advisors; is chairman of the Friends of the Greenville Zoo board; sits on the ReWiGo board; formerly sat on the Leadership Council for Meals on Wheels of Greenville; serves on the county’s Laurens Road trail committee and is an active member of Greenville Forward. He was named one of Greenville’s Best and Brightest in 2012 and is a graduate of Leadership Greenville Class 40. He was named the Greenville Chamber’s 2014 Young Professional of the Year.

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.

Habitat house build dedication is Friday

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MEDIA ADVISORY

Fourth Presbyterian and Westminster Presbyterian partner to build Habitat home

 

What: Fourth Presbyterian Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church will be kicking off the construction of a Habitat for Humanity home in downtown Greenville

When: Friday, February 27 at 11:30 a.m.

Where: Earnhardt Street located in the Brutontown community

Who: Habitat officials, church members and the Smith-Pendarvis family

Why: Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County was chartered in 1985 and has provided home ownership to more than 300 low-income families. Through affordable home construction, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville strives to eliminate poverty housing and the social and economic problems it causes.

This is the ninth home that Fourth Presbyterian and Westminster Presbyterian have partnered with Habitat Greenville. Each of the churches has been also involved separately on several other home builds, both in funding and providing volunteers.

Mrs. Smith-Pendarvis and her two children are natives of the Upstate, and Mrs. Smith-Pendarvis is employed at Nutra Manufacturing. The home is expected to be completed in May.

 

Greenville business leaders help Habitat for Humanity

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GREENVILLE, S.C. – A group of 17 business leaders came together Wednesday morning to kick-off the third annual Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County’s 2015 CEO Build.

The concept for the CEO Build comes from that idea of personal leadership – to ask some of Greenville’s most influential business leaders to come together to build a home for a family that normally would be unable to own a home, said Monroe Free, President and CEO of Habitat Greenville.

“It’s about making a difference, one family at a time,” he said. “It is important to understand the world around you. It’s hard to lead without that knowledge. That is what the CEO Build does.”

Participants in the 2015 campaign are: Jody Gallagher, AFL Global; Bob Morris, Community Foundation of Greenville; John Boyanoski, Complete Public Relations; Joe Erwin, Erwin-Penland; Chuck Hinton, Ethox Chemicals; John Uprichard, Find Great People; James Brown, Fluor Corporation; Ben Haskew, Greenville Chamber of Commerce; David Doser, Greenville County Redevelopment Authority; Dr. Keith Miller, Greenville Technical College; Jeff Beard, Heat Transfer; D.J. Rama, JHM Hotels; Don Erickson, Lockheed Martin; Delisa English, The Blood Connection; Seabrook Marchant, The Marchant Company; Ted Hendry, United Way of Greenville County and Steve Wetmore, Wal-Mart Distribution Center.

The home will be constructed in the Abigail Springs subdivision in Taylors. The homeowners will be the Kilgore family.

“Each member of the CEO Build will donate time and talent to the project during the next three months,” Free said. “And many of their employees will also participate.”

 

About Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County:

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County was chartered in 1985 and has partnered with 323 families to help them build a home of their own. Through affordable home construction, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville strives to eliminate poverty housing and the social and economic problems it causes. Habitat Greenville is recipient of the 2015 Nonprofit Excellence Award given by the SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO). Learn more at www.habitatgreenville.org.