Women’ s leadership recognized at annual luncheon

By Chris Lavender   Five women were honored Saturday at the second annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon held in Spartanburg. The luncheon was presented by The Spartanburg County Foundation and The Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change Fund hosted at The Piedmont Club. The honorees included Jennifer Parker, Founding and Executive Director [...]


Timken raises $98,000 for United Way

Charles Warner | The Union Times Timken Tyger Plant United Way Committee members D.C. Smith, Courtney Canupp, and Jay Farr have recently completed the plant’s United Way Campaign for 2020. The campaign raised a total of $49,000 for the United Way of the Piedmont through contributions by the plant’s employees. The funds raised [...]


Bold Goals and Milliken efforts highlighted at annual United Way leaders breakfast

The United Way held its annual Corporate & Community Leaders Breakfast Thursday at Milliken’s customer center. By Samantha Swann Local business leaders and organizational representatives gathered for coffee and conversation as well as a number of presentations on their peer efforts to help the community through strategic business practices and partnerships with the [...]


Highland community begins mapping out future

By Adam Orr Staff Writer Posted Aug 13, 2019 at 8:56 PM Highland community stakeholders — more than 200 strong — met Monday night to begin the long awaited work on a neighborhood transformation plan. Consider it a kind of blueprint that’s meant to guide the changes and renewal of the Highland community in coming years. [...]


#LOVols as brand-makers – and why that’s important

Posted By: Elisa Kosarin August 6, 2019 It’s leaders of volunteers who forge the heart-centered connections to nonprofit brands You may have noticed that I like to feature volunteer managers in my posts. These colleagues have mastered a practice or innovated in a way that’s worth sharing with the tribe. That’s why I featured CVA Heather Lother a [...]


United Way of Piedmont hosts “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – United Way of Piedmont has been collecting thousands of school supplies as part of their back-to-school “Stuff the Bus” event, for students in all seven Spartanburg school districts. by: TaTiana Cash Posted: Jul 31, 2019 Updated: Jul 31, 2019 / 04:06 PM EDT It’s an unfortunate fact that back-to-school shopping isn’t cheap. The National [...]


New SC department polices agencies serving children

By: Nickelle Smith SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – A new independent state department will now be investigating incidents involving children served by several other South Carolina agencies, including the Department of Social Services. “Every child in South Carolina deserves to have a happy, nurturing family and I hope this new department sets a bold vision [...]