Business News

July 1, 2014

Lindsey named SCBT regional president

EASLEY — Jimmy Lindsey has been named regional president for SCBT’s Foothills Region which includes Pickens, Anderson and Oconee counties.

With over 17 years of experience in the banking industry, Lindsey started his career with a large regional bank and has worked as a branch manager and also as a business banker. He joined SCBT in 2002 as a commercial lender at SCBT’s Broad Street office. In 2005, he was promoted to southern Greenville county executive, a position he has held until 2012 when he transitioned to market president for Anderson and Seneca.

“I am honored and excited to work with a fantastic team that serves our Foothills Region,” said Lindsey. “We have an outstanding team of professionals with tremendous energy and passion to serve our customers.”

Lindsey is a graduate of Clemson University where he earned a degree in financial management. An active member of the community, Lindsey serves on the advisory board for the Salvation Army in Anderson and is a member of the Anderson Rotary Club. Lindsey is also a recent graduate of Leadership Anderson class of 29 and is an Ambassador for AnMed Health Foundation. Lindsey and his wife, Martha Hautala Lindsey have two children.

OMC EMS recognized for STEMI care

WALHALLA — Oconee Medical Center EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Award that recognizes its commitment and success in implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer a severe heart attack known as a STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction).

Every year, almost 300,000 people experience a STEMI, a type of heart attack caused by a complete blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by surgically opening the blocked vessel or by giving clot-busting medication.

Mission: Lifeline’s new EMS recognition program recognizes those emergency responders for their efforts in improving STEMI systems of care and improving the quality of life for these patients.

Agencies that receive the Mission: Lifeline Silver award have demonstrated at least 75 percent compliance for each required achievement measure for the entire year, and treat at least eight STEMI patients for the year.

“Oconee Medical Center is dedicated to making our EMS among the best in the country, and the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program is helping us accomplish that by implementing processes for improving STEMI systems of care with the goal of improving the quality of care for all STEMI patients,” said Kent Whitten, OMC EMS Director.

Eades, Smith honored

EASLEY — J. Robert Eades of Easley and W.C. Smith of Easley were awarded membership to the Capital Investment Companies’ President’s Council at the company’s annual meeting in Myrtle Beach. The President’s Council is a prestigious honor society at Capital Investment Companies, based in Raleigh, N.C. Both were honored for being among the company’s top financial advisors in 2013.

Coldwell Banker Caine top April producers

EASLEY – Coldwell Banker Caine recently named its top producing agents in property sales and listings for the Easley office for April. Kathy Gallamore, Suzanne Cook and Melissa Hall were named the top producing agents for total volume of business closed in April. Carol Walsh, Lori Brock and Gallamore were recognized for listing the highest total volume of residential properties in April.

Coldwell Banker Caine top May producers

EASLEY — Susan McCoy, Lisa Watson and Lori Brock of the Easley Coldwell Banker Caine office were named the top producing agents by total volume closed for May, while Pat Loftis, Brett Smagala and Lu Smith were honored as the top producing agents for the Seneca office.

Watson, Carol Walsh and Melissa Hall were recognized for listing the highest total volume of residential properties in May for the Easley office while Loftis, Smith and Jere duBois were recognized for listing the highest total volume of residential properties for the Seneca office.

Allstate owners recognized

EASLEY – Allstate agency owners Stephen Rice, Ray Williams and Patricia R. Roach have been designated Allstate Premier Agencies for 2014.

The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed on less than 48 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country. This designation is being presented to Rice and Williams for their outstanding business performance and their commitment to putting customers at the center of their agency’s work.

The Ray W. Williams Agency is located at 6907-A Calhoun Memorial Highway in Easley. The Rice Agency is located at 5119-C Calhoun Memorial Highway in Easley. The Roach Agency is located at 106 Cha-Ru Drive in Pickens.

Three agents join Allen Tate

EASLEY – Yolanda Austin, David Snyder and Anita Crenshaw have joined the Easley/Powdersville office of Allen Tate Realtors. The agents join a staff of 22 licensed Realtors in the Easley/Powdersville office and a large network of licensed Realtors throughout the Carolinas.

“We are delighted to have agents of such high caliber as these 3 incredible individuals. They all exemplify professionalism in every aspect of the real estate transaction. We are proud to attract such talented professionals and know that our clients will be served well,” said Gary Cohen, branch manager.

Allen Tate top April producers

EASLEY — Jackie Crane was named the Top Listing Agent and Missy Rick was named the Top Producer for Allen Tate Realtors for April. Celia and Gary Murphy were named the Top Listing and Producing Team for the Easley office.

Modern Woodmen honors Duncan

SIX MILE — Dora Jane Duncan of Six Mile was honored on Jan. 30 for her service to the community by Modern Woodmen through its Modern Woodmen of America’s Hometown Heroes Program. In recognition of her efforts, members of the Easley Modern Woodmen chapter presented her with a certificate and awarded a $100 grant to the American Cancer Society.

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