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Your wedding day. Without a doubt, it's one of the most significant events you will ever experience - when you and the love of your life officially seal the deal and get married. On this day, your friends and family will gather to celebrate the next step in your life. Photographers will be running around snapping photos, catering plates delicious food for guests to enjoy, and the DJ sets the mood for a night of fun and libation. You've worked extra hard to make everything look perfect and run smoothly. You have examined every moving part down to the tiniest detail. At the center of all your effort is your wedding venue in Greenville, SC.

Your event space can mean the difference between an unforgettable event and an average occasion. Capturing your uniqueness as a couple is paramount to a memorable wedding. But, without the right venue location and staff, your unforgettable event can turn into a painfully average occasion. Fortunately, at Abney Hall, you won't ever have to worry about dingy reception spaces and crummy chow halls.

Constructed in Greenville, SC, in 1962, Abney Hall is 15,000 square feet and sits on 500 acres of land, making it a large wedding venue unlike any other. Abney Hall was originally the home of Mrs. Josephine Abney, a Greenville native who was a lifelong philanthropist. Mrs. Abney devoted much of her time and effort towards supporting charities, educational institutions, hospitals, and other noble efforts. Today, Abney Hall stands tall as a symbol of love, both in our community and for the couples who choose to get married here.

Abney Hall is an exclusive event experience unlike any other, surrounded by verdant forests and sparkling ponds. Our venue is a natural fit for several occasions, including:

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The Top Wedding Venue in Greenville, SC

The beginning of your life starts at Abney Hall. With our team by your side, we can create the fairy tale wedding you have dreamed about since childhood. Whether you have 100 guests or 1,000, our waterfront ceremony locations and French-inspired courtyard are perfect for your big day. Celebrate in luxurious style surrounded by shady magnolia trees, a private forest, large ponds, and the beauty of Mother Nature. While our venue location and aesthetic have been praised far and wide, so too have the practical aspects of Abney Hall. Looking for a relaxing, comfortable spot for your bridal party to get ready in? We offer an entire floor in the Abney Hall residence to get the bridal party ready. Want to make your groomsman feel extra-special too? We've got a private, plush house just feet from a sparkling pond that is a proper hangout spot for the guys in your group.

To make life easier on you, we also offer Abney Hall as your go-to spot for rehearsal dinners. Why book an expensive restaurant or travel to another location when unmatched beauty and convenience are right at your fingertips? Abney Hall is just the place for that very important dinner the night before your big day. We are also happy to host your bridal shower at Abney Hall. Our venue makes for one of Greenville's most unique bridal shower settings, where your family and friends can gather to give gifts and be merry before you walk down the aisle.

With such a large, magnificent house and a vast property, Abney Hall also makes for an unforgettable location for your bridal portraits and other wedding-related photography needs. Don't take our word for it - book a tour and see for yourself why so many new brides and grooms choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Greenville.

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What Sets Abney Hall Apart from Other Wedding Venues in Greenville?

You've already found the person you want to spend the rest of your life beside. The next step? Finding the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, and celebration of your lifelong commitment to one another. Remember, the backdrop for photos, dancing, eating, and all other activities will be at your wedding venue. That's why we work so hard to set Abney Hall apart from our competitors - so you and your guests can focus on love and living your new life while we work with your vendors and photographers to make your magic night a reality.

Here are just a few reasons why guests choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Greenville, SC, along with some helpful tips from our experienced wedding venue staff:

Venue Size

Choosing the appropriate-sied venue for your desired guest count is a critical decision. A venue's capacity affects the number of people you need to consider having at your ceremony and reception. As you're first starting out, we recommend having a guest count in mind as you're searching for the right venue. Try to stick with that number. You may fall in love with a particular venue, but if its max capacity can't accommodate your guest count, it may be time to cross them off your list.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

Keep in mind that this is your big day. You shouldn't feel obligated to invite the college roommate you shared a dorm with for one semester. At the end of the day, your wedding venue should be one that can accommodate those closest to you. Abney Hall is equipped for both small and large weddings, consisting of 500 acres of forest, ponds, and lush natural beauty. Whether you want an intimate wedding with only your best friends or a grand ceremony with hundreds of people, we have the right amount of room to make you comfortable.

Location and Nearby Lodging

On your big day, you're likely to have friends and family traveling in from other parts of the state or country. These folks will need a place to stay during and even after your wedding. Accessibility and ease are important factors when it comes to choosing your wedding venue for both you and your guests.

Located in Greenville, SC, Abney Hall is situated in a memorable, natural setting, giving your wedding a private vibe in the midst of Mother Nature. While we pride ourselves on having a secluded wedding event space, our venue is within an easy driving distance of hotels and vacation rentals.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

When you contact us for a tour, make sure to speak with our experienced venue manager about nearby hotels and shuttle service options. We understand that your guest's comfort and convenience are important, and we're happy to work with you to figure out the best way to get your guests to Abney Hall.

Venue Staff

At Abney Hall, our staff has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most friendly, accessible teams. We will provide you with a purpose-minded point of contact that can help answer questions relating to timelines, preferred vendors, and every aspect of your wedding. When you tour our wedding venue in Greenville, SC, for the first time, we want you to feel like you have all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

We would be happy to go over:
  • Venue Pricing
  • Ceremony Specifics
  • Reception Specifics
  • Catering Possibilities
  • Decorating Possibilities
  • Entertainment Options
  • Photography and Photo Opportunities
  • Venue Amenities
  • Bridal Party Needs
  • Groomsman Needs

At Abney Hall, our goal is to be your first resource when it comes to setting up and coordinating the details of your wedding day.

Decor

When it comes to your wedding's decor, you probably already have a few ideas in mind. We love it when our brides and grooms have a vision in mind because one of our greatest joys is turning that vision into a reality. At Abney Hall, our team is available to help you and your decorator fit, accent, and accommodate your fairy-tale wedding - whatever that may be.

Are you looking to dress up your wedding with decorations galore? Just want to add a few accents that tie into your preferred color palette? Abney Hall is versatile and ready to help however we are able.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

If you're thinking about bringing in your own greenery, lighting, floral pieces, and more, we recommend discussing your vision with us on your initial tour of our event space. That way, we can get a head start on making your big day exactly how you envision it.

Photo Opportunities

10 years from now, when you and your spouse are celebrating your anniversary, you will pull out photographs from your wedding and will reminisce about the unforgettable time you spent at Abney Hall. Your wedding photos will be with you forever, and as such, we work closely with you and your photographer to suggest extra-special photo op spots that you can only find on Abney Hall grounds.

From the grand staircase and French-inspired courtyard to our manicured gardens and lovely pond, there is no shortage of photo-op locations for your photographer to choose from. As one of the most popular wedding venues in Greenville, SC, we have worked with dozens of photographers over the years.

Our experience has allowed us to cultivate a list of preferred photographers - all of whom have the talent to take your pictures to the next level in a setting they're familiar with. We encourage you to check out our gallery to get a sense of the scope of our wedding venue and gain inspiration from other happy couples.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip

The gallery on our website is extensive but be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages as well. We keep our social pages updated with recent wedding photographs, giving you an incredible resource that you can use for your own photography purposes.

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The Premier Corporate Event Venue in Greenville, SC

Abney Hall is known across the United States for our stunning weddings, but we also play host to some of the largest corporate events in South Carolina. Why choose a bland, lifeless meeting space when you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature coupled with a professional atmosphere? If you have an important team-building event or corporate conference that you have to coordinate, look no further than Abney Hall.

The epitome of class and style, our corporate event space is large, lavish, and chock-full of onsite amenities for you and your co-workers to enjoy. If your team needs a morale boost, don't bring them to the local Olive Garden for a cheap lunch. Treat them to a refreshing experience in our main dining room, where we can work with you to incorporate your catering options with the goals of your event.

When the hard work is done, and your team needs a breather, what better way to relax than with a quick dip in our pool? To burn off a little steam, head over to our brand-new tennis court - the perfect place to get some exercise in an ultra-private setting while you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Don't forget to bring your fishing poles for a couple of hours of fishing. There's even an opportunity to go hunting if you wish.

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If you're ready to learn more about Abney Hall as your wedding venue, don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear more about your plans, your vision, and your needs. We know that planning a wedding isn't easy. It takes time, attention to detail, and a whole lot of patience. Our goal is to help provide you with all the info you need to learn more about our venue. Once you decide on a date, we'll work closely with you and your vendors to craft a wedding experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

Our available dates for your big day are going quick, especially during peak seasons like spring and fall. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Latest News in Greenville, SC

Huey Magoo’s Now Open In Greenville, South Carolina

Orlando, FL (RestaurantNews.com) Huey Magoo’s – the “Filet Mignon Of Chicken®” – celebrates its newest franchise store with the grand opening today of its first restaurant in South Carolina in Greenville, President and CEO Andy Howard announces. Huey Magoo’s Greenville is the 29th...

Orlando, FL (RestaurantNews.com) Huey Magoo’s – the “Filet Mignon Of Chicken®” – celebrates its newest franchise store with the grand opening today of its first restaurant in South Carolina in Greenville, President and CEO Andy Howard announces. Huey Magoo’s Greenville is the 29th restaurant opening system-wide spanning seven states, with over 225 franchises currently sold in 10 states. The 2,300 square foot free standing Greenville restaurant features an outdoor patio and a drive-thru. Greenville is the first of 12 restaurants in the Upstate of South Carolina that Huey Magoo’s franchisees Bo and John Knapp will open, who have been operating family-owned and operated Papa John’s franchises for 30 years. Huey Magoo’s Greenville will offer dine-in/out, take out and third-party delivery services Uber Eats and DoorDash beginning August 1.

“We are very excited to bring this great brand to our hometown of Greenville, South Carolina, and we cannot wait for everyone to try ‘the Filet Mignon of Chicken’”, says Bo and John Knapp. “We love Greenville and plan on Greenville always being our home.” Howard continues, “Huey Magoo’s Southeast expansion is in full swing! It’s a terrific day celebrating our first restaurant opening in South Carolina. Bo and John have had incredibly successful careers, and we are very fortunate to have Huey Magoo’s development in the Greenville area under their leadership.”

Huey Magoo’s restaurants offer dine-in/out, take out, delivery through third-party delivery services, drive-thru and curbside pickup at participating restaurants. All guests will enjoy Huey Magoo’s signature grilled, hand-breaded or “sauced” premium chicken tenders, farm fresh salads, sandwiches and wraps. Each Huey Magoo’s tender is always made all natural, with no antibiotics ever, no hormones, no steroids and no preservatives.

Enjoy Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders now open at 2029 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, SC 29615. Hours of operation are daily 11am-9pm. For more information and a complete list of locations, visit www.hueymagoos.com, and call 864-685-7565 for the Greenville restaurant. For franchising inquiries, contact Andy Howard at andy@hueymagoos.com.

About Huey Magoo’s

Huey Magoo’s was founded in 2004 by Matt Armstrong and Thad Hudgens, two southern boys with a passion for quality chicken and a penchant for serving others. Voted “Best Fried Chicken”, “Best of the Best Chicken Tenders”, “The Best-Rated Fried Chicken in Florida” and “America’s Hottest Startup Fast Casuals”, Huey Magoo’s is rapidly expanding and franchising throughout the Southeast with multiple locations throughout Central Florida, in South Florida, Jacksonville, Greater Tampa, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Ohio, South Carolina and coming soon to North Carolina, Missouri, Las Vegas and many more. Huey Magoo’s prides itself on providing the greatest tasting chicken tenders in a clean, family-friendly environment, while showing their love for people. Huey Magoo’s delivers delicious, cooked-to-order chicken tenders, and they do it to perfection. Huey Magoo’s gives back a portion of profits to not-for-profit organizations and community groups. Committed to building a culture of excellence in service and food quality by serving only premium hand-breaded or grilled chicken tenders dipped or “sauced” in uniquely flavorful signature sauces, Huey Magoo’s attracts a loyal following of Millennials, families and neighboring businesses craving quality, delicious food at reasonable prices.

Media Contact:Ilene LieberPassion PR Consulting321-277-7812ilene@passionprconsulting.com

Greenville County remains among top-paying school districts in SC, officials say

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. —The Greenville County School District will remain one of the top-paying school districts in the state, according to district spokesman Tim Waller.The announcement comes after this week’s amendment to the FY 23 General Fund Budget by the Greenville County Schools Board of Trustees, Waller said.Higher Starting Pay for New Teachers For years, Greenville County Schools has led the state in starting pay for teachers. In FY 22, GCS was #1 with a star...

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. —

The Greenville County School District will remain one of the top-paying school districts in the state, according to district spokesman Tim Waller.

The announcement comes after this week’s amendment to the FY 23 General Fund Budget by the Greenville County Schools Board of Trustees, Waller said.

Higher Starting Pay for New Teachers

For years, Greenville County Schools has led the state in starting pay for teachers. In FY 22, GCS was #1 with a starting salary of $42,515. In FY 23, the starting teacher salary will be $45,075.

Pay Increase for All Teachers

All GCS teachers will receive $2,500 in addition to a step increase. The approved FY 23 budget includes a $2,000 increase to every step on the teacher salary schedule. The approved additional increase of $500 brings the total increase to every step on the teacher salary schedule to $2,500. The average teacher salary in GCS will be $65,027, and experienced teachers with a Master’s can make up to $80,256 and up to $97,356 with a Doctorate.

Pay Increase for All Employees

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Non-teaching staff members who are eligible, such as bus drivers, food workers, custodians, groundskeepers, administrative employees, etc., will receive at least one step increase or at least a 3% raise effective on July 1. Some employees will receive additional step increases based on the number of years of experience in their current position to address internal inequities in pay that are a result of missed step increases in previous years. GCS also increased its minimum hourly pay rate to $15 per hour.

Reduced Reliance on the General Fund – Fund Balance

An additional $3.30 million, combined with the $5 million that was already earmarked in the FY 23 budget, allows the district to further reduce its reliance on General Fund – Fund Balance by a total of $8.3 million, which better positions the District for the future.

“Within the school, the greatest influence on student success is the quality of the teacher in the classroom. Greenville County Schools is focused on remaining a top-paying district in South Carolina so we can recruit and retain the best workforce to educate our students and serve our community,” said W. Burke Royster, Superintendent of Greenville County Schools.

GLOW brings opera about historic SC tragedy to the stage

Christian Elser was horrified when he first heard the story of George Stinney Jr., the youngest person to be legally executed in the United States in the 20th century.In a notoriously unfair 1944 trial, the 14-year-old African American boy had been convicted by an all-white South Carolina jury of murdering two girls. It was not until 70 years later that the judgement was vacated as a miscarriage of justice.Why, Elser wondered, was this tragedy of racial injustice not better known, particularly in South Carolina...

Christian Elser was horrified when he first heard the story of George Stinney Jr., the youngest person to be legally executed in the United States in the 20th century.

In a notoriously unfair 1944 trial, the 14-year-old African American boy had been convicted by an all-white South Carolina jury of murdering two girls. It was not until 70 years later that the judgement was vacated as a miscarriage of justice.

Why, Elser wondered, was this tragedy of racial injustice not better known, particularly in South Carolina?

Now Elser and his wife Jenna Elser, the directors of GLOW Lyric Theatre, are putting that story onstage in Greenville.

“Stinney: An American Execution,” by the young American composer and Furman University graduate Frances Pollock, is one of three productions in GLOW’s Summer Festival, July 15-31.

“It’s a powerful story with an accessible, first-rate score,” said Christian Elser, general director of GLOW.

GLOW’s production marks only the second time Pollock’s opera has been staged. It received its world premiere in February at Opera Grand Rapids in Michigan.

It’s particularly poignant to perform the opera with a South Carolina cast in the state where the incident occurred, said Jenna Elser, GLOW’s artistic director.

“Without restorative truth-telling, we can’t move forward with racial justice,” she said. “The opera really focuses on how the community fails its children.”

A concern for social justice is at the center of everything GLOW produces. The two-week festival, with performances at the Salvation Army Kroc Center near downtown Greenville, aims to “spark dialogue and ignite change through opera and musical theater,” said Jenna Elser.

Also planned for the festival is the Elton John-Tim Rice musical “Aida,” with a plot that follow’s Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera. The musical about two warring nations takes on added resonance in light of the conflict in Ukraine, Jenna Elser said.

“Its main theme is that love can create peace and can win over hate and discrimination,” she said.

“Aida,” which enjoyed a four-year Broadway run from 2000 to 2004, also explores the GLOW festival’s theme of racial justice.

The musical centers on a love triangle between Nubian slave Aida, her Egyptian conqueror Radames and his betrothed Amneris, set against the background of the Nubian struggle for freedom from Egyptian slavery.

Rounding out the festival is “Classic Broadway,” featuring medleys of Broadway songs — including “South Pacific,” “West Side Story” and others — that also touch on themes of social justice.

GLOW, now in its 12th season, is returning to full productions after seasons of virtual performances (in 2020) and limited stagings (in 2021).

“This will be our most expansive and expensive season to date,” said Christian Elser. “I feel the best about this season than I ever have because we’ve come back after two years when the arts could have been totally decimated. The support we’ve enjoyed feels wonderful.”

What: GLOW Lyric Theatre’s Summer Festival Season, featuring “Stinney: An American Execution,” “Aida,” and “Classic Broadway.”

When: Various times, July 15-31

Where: Salvation Army Kroc Center, 424 Westfield St., Greenville

Tickets: $38-$48

Info: 864-558-4569 or glowlyric.com

Upstate SC Alliance moves HQ to Clemson’s ICAR campus in Greenville

GREENVILLE — An Upstate economic development agency moved its headquarters to the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research in Greenville.Upstate SC Alliance — an over-two-decade-old public and private organization — relocated its offices from a suite on Verdae Boulevard about two miles down U.S. 276 to a more than 5,000-square-foot spot on the CU-ICAR campus.“It’s a great, central location for welcoming business leaders to the Upstate as they tour the region and explore how t...

GREENVILLE — An Upstate economic development agency moved its headquarters to the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research in Greenville.

Upstate SC Alliance — an over-two-decade-old public and private organization — relocated its offices from a suite on Verdae Boulevard about two miles down U.S. 276 to a more than 5,000-square-foot spot on the CU-ICAR campus.

“It’s a great, central location for welcoming business leaders to the Upstate as they tour the region and explore how their companies can prosper here,” President and CEO John Lummus said in a release.

CU-ICAR is located off of Interstate 85, near Laurens Road. Upstate SC Alliance’s new address is 3 Research Dr., suite 203.

Representatives from the local office of commercial real estate company Colliers brokered the deal, representing both the tenant and the landlord.

Upstate SC Alliance began in 2000 and works with local economic developers, investors and the South Carolina Department of Commerce to market and promote the Upstate to attract businesses to the region.

At the Alliance’s Annual Meeting Luncheon on May 13, Lummus shared with hundreds of regional civic and business leaders that over 285 private sector groups providing funding and partnerships with the various cities and counties in the area make the agency’s work possible.

South Carolina announced $5.7 billion in new capital, 18,000 new jobs and more than 153 business projects in 2021.

Of that total, the Upstate had 85 business announcements, totaling $2.47 billion in new capital investment and more than 8,700 new jobs.

“When you look at the state and region together, you’ll see that nearly half of the state’s investment, half of the new jobs and almost one-third of the new projects all came from the Upstate,” Lummus said at the luncheon.

The Alliance plans to unveil its future plans at its mid-year meeting in August. The team analyzed data, insights and feedback from its stakeholders and will soon present its guiding posts for the future.

Clemson announced in September 2020 its plans for an expansion to the 250-acre ICAR campus. The automotive research campus has five planned technology neighborhoods. Technology Neighborhood I opened its first building in 2007 and has grown to six structures. Four of the neighborhoods remain to be developed.

The new project is a 40,000-square-foot multi-tenant spec building in Technology Neighborhood III off of Innovation Drive, supported by a $2 million U.S. Economic Development Administration grant. On June 16, Greenville’s Colliers team sent an email, promoting the new flex development to potential tenants. The flyer said the space should be available in the second quarter of 2023.

Health Supply US establishing Glove One operations in Greenville County

$150 million investment will create 600 new jobs COLUMBIA, S.C. – ...

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Health Supply US, a leading government contracting and medical supply company, today announced plans to establish new manufacturing operations in Greenville County. The company is investing $150 million and creating 600 new jobs over the next five years.

A dedicated health care industry and government private sector partner, Health Supply US works to secure the United States’ domestic pipeline of medical supplies by identifying, sourcing and delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care systems and federal, state and local governments. The company’s FDA-compliant products include Class I medical devices and products such as medical isolation gowns and nitrile gloves.

Located at 1 Quality Way adjacent to Beechtree Business Park, the Health Supply US Greenville County facility will operate as Glove One with a distinctive focus on the manufacturing of American-made nitrile gloves. The new state-of-the-art facility will produce an expected 4.3 billion nitrile gloves per year and greatly increase the domestic supply for this critical medical supply item – helping to protect America’s public health and national security.

The new medical device manufacturing facility is expected to be complete by January 2024 with local hiring to begin in 2022. Individuals interested in joining the Glove One team should visit the company’s website.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. The council also awarded a $300,000 Set-Aside grant to Greenville County to assist with the costs of site preparation and building construction.

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“Health Supply US is dedicated to bringing critical medical supply chains back to the United States. Nitrile gloves are a vitally needed medical item that keep our frontline health care professionals and first responders safe, an item that we simply cannot rely completely on international markets for our domestic supply in the future.” -Health Supply US CEO Christopher Garcia

“We embarked on this critical project on behalf of our nation, and in doing so, knew that manufacturing site selection was of paramount importance to operational longevity. Greenville and the entire state of South Carolina displayed tremendous enthusiasm for life sciences and support for this medical device operation. We’d like to thank all those involved from the Lowcountry to the Midlands to the Charlotte-region, and of course, those in the Upstate that enabled this project to find its Greenville home for many decades to come.” -Health Supply US Executive Vice President Aaron Petrosky

“This major investment by Health Supply US is further proof that our increased efforts to recruit life sciences companies to South Carolina are paying off. Expanding our life sciences industry is critical to safeguarding our supply chain and ensuring life-saving medical supplies are readily available during future emergencies. I congratulate Health Supply US on their investment and look forward to the impact they will have statewide.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“South Carolina’s life sciences sector continues to grow at a rapid pace – amplified by today’s announcement that Health Supply US is investing $150 million and creating 600 new jobs in the Greenville County community. Not just a win for South Carolina, Health Supply US’ new Glove One operation is a win for the medical supply chain across all of the U.S. We look forward to a strong partnership with Health Supply US for many years to come.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III

“Health Supply US produces and delivers essential safety and medical supplies to frontline workers, our military and those who need them most. Greenville County is excited to welcome the organization as they establish this significant manufacturing facility here, and we wish them long-lasting success." -Greenville County Council Chair and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board Member Willis Meadows

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