McKibbon is an award-winning company that develops, owns and operates properties for major hotel brands including Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide and Starwood Resorts and Hotels, with a portfolio of more than 80 properties in 13 states.
“Hughes Agency is in a class by itself. They are proactive, strategic, responsive, organized and insightful. They have been instrumental in connecting us to key players in the community as well as building awareness and support of our new hotel in Greenville.”
-Lynn Prater, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, McKibbon Hotel Management
A Fortune 500 corporation and leading business process services company, servicing resellers, retailers and original equipment manufacturers such as HP, Intel and Microsoft, in multiple regions around the world. The company provides services IT distribution, supply chain management, contract assembly and global business services.
“I hired Hughes not only to increase coverage in the trade press and establish contacts with industry journalists, but also to find and grow meaningful relationships in Greenville, S.C. In addition to tremendously increasing our local presence, they’ve developed strong relationships with key contacts across North America.”
-Bob Stegner, Senior Vice President, Marketing, North America, SYNNEX Corporation
An annual fundraising initiative created by SYNNEX Corporation to provide the much needed funding for children in the Upstate of South Carolina facing incredible challenges.
“Professional, involved, creative, doers. I was asked once why do I use the Hughes Agency (as a reference). My answer, why wouldn’t you? Hire them now.”
- Peter Larocque, President, North America Distribution, SYNNEX Corporation
More than 2,400 investors strong, the Greenville Chamber is the largest business organization in Upstate of South Carolina with a vision to build one of the premier business communities in the world.
“Hughes provides a turn-key package, handling everything from sponsorships and planning to staging and executing top-drawer, truly professional events.”
- Ben Haskew, President & CEO, Greenville Chamber
Caviar & Bananas is a nationally recognized upscale market and cafe that offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, gourmet-to-go catering and gourmet gift offerings. With three locations in Charleston, SC, Caviar & Bananas entered the Greenville market with the opening of its fourth location in August 2016.
“Working with the team at Hughes Agency has been the most invaluable decision we have made. Being headquartered in Charleston, they have been a tremendous asset as they truly have become an extension of our internal marketing department on the ground. They provided us with a strategic, comprehensive plan–soup to nuts–that has ensured a highly successful entrance and welcome into the Greenville community.”
- Margaret Furniss, co-founder and owner
Clement's Kindness Fund for the Children was established at the Community Foundation of Greenville to help with medical and non-medical, social, emotional, and financial needs of Upstate families impacted by pediatric cancer and serious blood disorders.
“There would not be a Clement's Kindness if it was not for the hard work and precision of the Hughes Agency. Their direction and assistance on our annual report each year has enabled us to help more children than we ever imagined.”
- PRISCILLA & KNOX HAYNSWORTH, Founders of Clement’s Kindness Fund for the Children
On Thursday evening, I learned one of my dearest friends in the IT channel died peacefully in her sleep. Cecilia Galvin, executive editor of ChannelPro, was one of those people who you felt lucky to know. She was smart, witty and kind. If you were really lucky, she was also your friend. Over the seven years we knew each other, she taught me a lot, both personally and professionally. Here are a few of the ones that are most important to me.
With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s a great time to reflect on the wonderful men in our lives. As I get older, I’ve learned just how wise my Dad really is. As a teenager, you can’t stand your parents, but as an adult, you realize they might have been on to something all along.
I’m always amazed and intrigued when talented, seasoned entrepreneurs create new concepts together. I’ve had the pleasure of “watching the magic happen” with Greenville’s newest event space, Avenue. With the leadership and vision of Velda and Jackson Hughes, Avenue has now become a reality for anyone to enjoy!