Senior Medicare Advantage plan insurance in Greenwood, SC
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Trying to pick a health insurance plan can be a chore for anyone. For many people, just mentioning the word "open enrollment" sends shivers down the spine. It seems like there's always a nagging feeling that you're wasting money, choosing a plan with poor in-network care, or both. One would think that health insurance gets easier as you approach retirement age, but the truth is that picking an initial Medicare coverage plan can be daunting.
Unfortunately, the confusing process of signing up for Medicare causes many seniors to forego healthcare coverage altogether. After all, Medicare enrollment can involve several federal agencies, including the Social Security Administration (or SSA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (or CMS).
At Senior Medicare Insurance Services, our passion is guiding seniors through the confusion of Medicare. That way, they can enjoy retirement with peace of mind knowing they are protected and ready for life after 65. We work with dozens of insurance companies, giving our clients the chance to choose a plan that best fits their lifestyle.
We choose to design our senior insurance plans with a focus on optimal benefits structure, lower costs, and personalized service. Some independent insurance agencies see their aging customers as nothing more than a financial transaction waiting to happen. In contrast, we treat each of our clients with respect and dignity as we help them navigate the confusing waters of Medicare. Combined with individualized service, we help older Americans make well-informed decisions about insurance. Whether you're in need of senior Medicare Supplement Plan insurance in Greenwood or simply have questions about signing up for Medicare, our team is here to help.
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What is Medicare?
If you're approaching the golden years of your life, it's important you understand what Medicare is if you don't already.
Medicare is a federal health insurance program reserved for people older than 65 who have worked full-time for at least ten years. The Medicare program is paid for by a combination of worker payroll tax, premiums paid by Medicare enrollees, and the U.S. government.
There are four parts of Medicare:
The amount of money you pay for your health care depends on several factors, including:
- What kind of care you need, and how often it is needed.
- The type of Medicare coverage you choose.
- Whether there are alternative insurance policies that will help fill gaps in your coverage
- Whether a doctor agrees to charge you the same amount that Medicare will cover for a medical service
At Senior Medicare Insurance Services, we offer a number of health insurance solutions for seniors. Two of our most used services include Medicare Advantage plan insurance and Medicare supplement plan insurance.
Senior Medicare Supplement Plan Insurance in Greenwood
Sometimes called Medigap, the purpose of Medicare Supplement Insurance is to help fill in "gaps" that might not be covered by Original Medicare. You can think of a Medigap policy as a supplement for your Original Medicare benefits.
Private companies like Senior Medicare Insurance Services sell this type of insurance right here in South Carolina. While Original Medicare will pay for much of the cost associated with health care services you need, it may not cover all of your expenses. Generally, Medigap policies do not cover costs stemming from eyeglasses, private-duty nurses, dental care, hearing aids, or long-term care.
Depending on the Medicare Supplement Plan that you choose, it may cover out-of-the-country medical services when you travel abroad. Assuming you have Original Medicare coverage, your policy will cover its share of Medicare-approved health care costs. Once your Original Medicare coverage reaches its limit, your Medigap policy will pay its share of the fees.
Our Medigap policies are drafted to meet your specific needs, and can help cover remaining health care costs such as:
Important Information About Senior Supplement Plan Insurance
To dispel some confusion, you should know that a Medigap policy is not the same as a Medicare Advantage Plan. The latter helps you receive Medicare benefits, while the former supplements the benefits you obtain through your Original Medicare plan. As you begin to explore Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans, keep the following important information in mind:
As you begin to explore Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans, keep the following important information in mind:
- To qualify for a Medigap policy, you must first have Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B.
- Payments on your Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan will be made to the private insurance company that you choose, like Senior Medicare Insurance Services. These payments are made every month and are paid in addition to the monthly payment you make for Medicare Part B.
- If you are the holder of a Medicare Advantage Plan, it is illegal for an insurance company to sell you a senior Medicare Supplement Policy. If you plan on switching back to an Original Medicare plan, you may be able to purchase a Medigap policy.
- If you have health problems as you age, your standardized Medigap policy is guaranteed to be renewable. So long as you pay your monthly premium, your insurance provider cannot cancel your policy.
- Medigap policies only cover one person. If you have a spouse or family member that would like coverage, they must purchase a separate policy.
- You may only buy a Senior Medicare Supplement Plan from an insurance agent that is licensed to sell them in your state. Senior Medicare Insurance Services has been licensed to sell Medigap policies in South Carolina for years. We have helped countless seniors get the Medicare coverage they need and continue to do so to this day.
- In the past, Medigap policies were able to cover costs related to prescription drugs. As of January 1st, 2006, prescription drug coverage is not available on Medicare Supplement Plans. The best way to get coverage for your prescription drugs is to join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, often called Part D. Contact our office today to learn more about paying premiums on Medigap and Medicare plans.
For many people, the best time to buy senior Medicare Supplement Plan Insurance in Greenwood is during the 7 months Medigap Open Enrollment Period. This period starts the day you turn 65 years old, so long as you hold Medical Insurance (Medicare Part B). Generally, during the enrollment period, you get more policy choices and better pricing. Once the enrollment period is over, you may not be able to purchase a Medigap policy. Contact Senior Medicare Insurance Services today to determine if you qualify for a Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan.
Senior Medicare Advantage Plan Insurance in Greenwood, SC
A Medicare Advantage Plan is a kind of Medicare health coverage designed to provide seniors with all their Part A and Part B Medicare benefits. Many Medicare Advantage Plans will often include coverage of the following:
- Preferred Provider Organizations
- Special Needs Plans
- Private Fee-for-Service
- Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans
- Health Maintenance Organizations
In addition, most Medicare Advantage Plans give seniors coverage for their prescription drug needs. When you enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan through Senior Medicare Insurance Services, your Medicare benefits are covered through your plan and will not be paid for by traditional Medicare.
How Medicare Advantage Plans Work
Sometimes called "MA Plans" or "Part C," Medicare Advantage Plans are considered an "all in one" solution to Original Medicare. Senior Medicare Advantage Plans are only offered by private companies that are approved, like Senior Medicare Insurance Services. Seniors who enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan are still on Medicare. However, these individuals enjoy bundled plans that give seniors the benefits of hospital insurance (Medicare Part A), medical insurance (Medicare Part B), and sometimes drug coverage (Part D).
Medicare Advantage Plans are very popular because they cover all Medicare services and make life a little easier for seniors who have trouble understanding the nuances of Medicare.
When you contact Senior Medicare Insurance Services to choose your Medicare Advantage Plan, ask your agent about Medicare prescription drug coverage. Unless you already have drug coverage (Part D), you should seriously consider Part D coverage to help reduce costs associated with prescription drugs. You may also want to consider a Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan to help fill gaps in coverage that Original Medicare will not cover.
Medicare Advantage Plan Insurance Rules
Medicare works by paying a set amount of money to the companies that offer senior Medicare Advantage Plan insurance in Greenwood. That money is used to pay for the care services that you need. Because Medicare Advantage Plans are different, you should expect out-of-pocket costs to vary depending on the plan you choose.
Different plans have different rules for how you receive services, such as:
- If you must go to facilities, suppliers, or doctors that belong to your Advantage Plan for non-urgent and non-emergency care.
- Whether you must get a referral to see a specialized doctor
Companies that offer Medicare Advantage Plans must follow strict rules, which are set by Medicare and can change every year.
Paying for Your Senior Medicare Advantage Plan Insurance
How much you pay for your Medicare Advantage Plan varies and depends on a few different factors. In most cases, if you need a kind of medical service, you will need to rely on the doctors and providers in your plan's service area and network to pay the lowest amounts. In some cases, if you choose to use a service outside of your plan's network of coverage, you may have to pay out-of-pocket.
We encourage you to contact our office today to learn more about Medicare Advantage Plans, how they work, what your options are, and how often you will have to pay out-of-pocket, if at all.
The Senior Medicare Insurance Services Commitment
Since our company was founded, we have led the insurance industry by providing our clients with the most valuable, helpful insurance solutions available. We are fully committed to our current and prospective clients by:
- Choosing to focus on personalized, one-on-one service. When you work with our team, know that we will always design your health insurance plan with your best interests in mind.
- Listening to your specific needs.
- Responding to all inquiries and questions promptly and with a friendly attitude.
- Providing you with the best customer service in the senior health insurance industry, whether you have questions or are ready to move forward with a Medicare plan.
Our mission is to help give seniors the best Medicare assistance available so that they may understand the Medicare process and make an informed health coverage decision. We have the knowledge, skills, and experience to assist anyone interested in Medicare. Our personal goal is to become a lifetime resource for our clients and give them greater confidence in choosing their insurance plans.
Latest News in Greenwood, SC
Lenoir-Rhyne Football Grabs 38 on National Signing Day
Jason Savage – Sports Directorhttps://whky.com/lenoir-rhyne-football-grabs-38-on-national-signing-day/
On National Signing Day 2023, 38 young men have a new home with the Lenoir-Rhyne football program.“I am excited about the quality of depth of the players we signed,” said Head Coach Mike Jacobs. “Bears Nation should be excited about the depth these young men will provide our program.”The defensive side of the ball allured the most number of talent with 18 players joining the Bears, with the linebackers being the lead position group this year with six signees. The offense accumulated 16 new athletes, with...
On National Signing Day 2023, 38 young men have a new home with the Lenoir-Rhyne football program.
“I am excited about the quality of depth of the players we signed,” said Head Coach Mike Jacobs. “Bears Nation should be excited about the depth these young men will provide our program.”
The defensive side of the ball allured the most number of talent with 18 players joining the Bears, with the linebackers being the lead position group this year with six signees. The offense accumulated 16 new athletes, with the wide receivers loading up with five new players this year. Lastly, special teams added four new members to the roster with all being listed as possible kickers.
2023 National Signing Day Signees with Lenoir-Rhyne Name Position Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School Amari McArthur WR 6’2″ 190 Spencer, N.C./North Rowan HS Adonis McDaniel WR 5’10” 160 Winnsboro, S.C./Ridge View HS Khamoni Robinson QB 6’1″ 180 Monroe, N.C./Monroe HS Khary Morrow SAM 5’10” 190 Fairburn, Ga./Creekside HS Knox Henderson DT 6’1″ 270 Powder Springs, Ga./Hillgrove HS Deshaun Whitmire SAF 6’0″ 175 Arden, N.C./Asheville HS Jack Moseley TE 6’3″ 235 Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora HS Jadyn Johnson SAF 5’11” 175 Hopkins, S.C./Brookland-Cayce HS Jordan Herndon LB 5’11” 210 Conyers, S.C./Salem HS Jake Brown K/P 5’8″ 170 Indian Trail, N.C./Sun Valley HS Sean McFarland OL 6’2″ 265 Waxhaw, N.C./Marvin Ridge HS Tony Saylor OL 6’2″ 300 Smyma, Ga./Langston Hughes HS Jahreece Lynch SAF 6’0″ 170 Mt. Airy, N.C./North Surry HS Marqies McCombs RB 5’8″ 180 Ellenboro, N.C./Chase HS Alec Hall LB 6’2″ 193 Newton, N.C./Maiden HS Kamadi Maxwell WR 5’11” 170 Lexington, S.C./Lexington HS Joey Evans LB 6’2″ 200 Orlando, Fla./Olympia HS Luke Gilbertson LB 6’0″ 195 Harrisburg, N.C./Hickory Ridge HS Kensen Davis OL 6’2″ 280 Cherokee, N.C./Cherokee HS Brick Bowen K/P 6’1″ 195 Burlington, N.C./Williams HS JB Robbins WR 6’0″ 170 Lenoir, N.C./South Caldwell HS Taye Spencer RB 5’8″ 185 Rockingham, N.C./Richmond HS Coby Wilson WR 6’3″ 165 Lenoir, N.C./Hibriten HS Parker Davis SAM 6’3″ 190 Denver, N.C./East Lincoln HS Angus Weaver LB 5’10” 195 Columbus, N.C./Polk County HS Stewart Simmons K Newton, N.C./Fred T. Foard HS Ben Watson LB Newton, N.C./Newton-Conover HS Ean Ryans CB 5’9″ 170 Greenwood, S.C./Emerald HS Grayson Jenkins SAF 6’0″ 175 Social Circle, Ga./Social Circle HS Trey Shearer DB 6’1″ 170 Spindale, N.C./RS Central HS Victory Atkins CB 5’11” 153 Moore, S.C./Riverside HS Elijah Roberts OL 6’1″ 280 Liberty, S.C./Pickens HS Langston Scott LB 5’11” 190 Greenville, S.C./Eastside HS Matthew Pethel TE 6’6″ 220 Arden, N.C./Christ School Walker Brondos K 6’1″ 172 Wilkesboro, N.C./West Wilkes HS Avonte Grant ATH 5’11” 175 Columbia, S.C./Richland Northeast HS Bryson Thomas DL 6’3″ 255 High Point, N.C./High Point Christian Academy Randan Clarke TE 6’3″ 220 Morganton, N.C./Patton HS
S.C. residents become Master Food Preservers
Morning Ag Clipshttps://www.morningagclips.com/s-c-residents-become-master-food-preservers/
CLEMSON, S.C. — Food preservation has been a fundamental part of the Cooperative Extension Service since the organization was formed in 1914. Clemson University Extension agents continue this practice by offering programs such as the South Carolina Master Food Preserver certification program.The Master Food Preserver program is designed to teach volunteers how to teach people in their communities about food pr...
CLEMSON, S.C. — Food preservation has been a fundamental part of the Cooperative Extension Service since the organization was formed in 1914. Clemson University Extension agents continue this practice by offering programs such as the South Carolina Master Food Preserver certification program.
The Master Food Preserver program is designed to teach volunteers how to teach people in their communities about food preservation. In South Carolina, this program is taught by Clemson Extension agents.
A total of 36 people recently graduated from the first class in this program, led by Faith Isreal, Clemson Extension food systems and safety agent.
“The South Carolina Master Food Preserver program is an opportunity for volunteers to come in to learn and be certified and able to give that information back out to the public,” Isreal said. “These volunteers help extend our reach with our food demonstrations, provide assistance with county fair exhibits, school engagements, things of that nature.”
During the first phase of the program, students complete online lessons containing information on food preservation. They then take part in a two-day intensive hands-on learning to put that information into practice.
“By doing this, the students can be knowledgeable about these topics and be sure they’re giving out research-based non-biased information to the public,” Isreal said.
Topics for the first segment include basics to preserving and food safety, canning with boiling water, steam and pressure, pickling, dehydrating fruits and vegetables, freezing foods, and fermenting. During the second segment, participants are required to donate at least 40 hours of service projects to complete the program and receive the title of “South Carolina Master Food Preserver.”
Volunteer work may vary by county. Service projects include activities such as assisting with food preservation workshops, answering questions from the public, testing pressure canners, hosting canning demonstrations and more.
Following initial certification, 20 hours of educational service and 10 hours of continuing education each year are required.
Janet Chisolm-Richard of Dorchester County successfully completed the first class and said she “highly” recommends this program for everyone in South Carolina.
“We have food, and we need to preserve it,” Chisolm-Richard said. “We grew up knowing this stuff. It’s time to train the new people how to do it.”
Other participants agree the program is beneficial.
“I love the hands-on experience that we’ve gained here on site,” said Kathi Christy of Greenville County. “It’s been wonderful to gather with the other participants and learn from them and learn other resources and just get our hands into the food and learn the processes together.”
Bryan Yebba of Greenwood County sees food preservation as a way to extend the gardening season.
“I’ve had a blast being here,” Yebba said. “I got to meet a lot of people that were kind of like-minded, that have community gardens or their own home gardens that have an overproduction in their yards and they want to do some stuff with it. So canning is the best alternative method to extending your garden season.”
For people who missed participating in this first Master Food Preserver class, Isreal said plans are being made to hold another. Those interested in the next class can contact Isreal at email@example.com to have their names put on a waiting list. Anyone interested also can fill out the information request form at http://bit.ly/3Jwcb5d to receive notification about the next Master Food Preserver Training Class.
“People are already putting their names on the waiting list so that they can be in the next cohort and learn more and be able to spread their knowledge through Clemson Extension,” she said.
The Cooperative Extension Service was established by the federal Smith-Lever Act in 1914, in which each state’s land-grant college would extend its teaching of agriculture and related subjects beyond the classroom. This partnership between agricultural colleges and USDA enables the dissemination of information produced by the schools’ research. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture was established in 2008 to address issues such as food security, climate change, natural resource and environmental sustainability, bioenergy, childhood obesity prevention and food safety.
CLEMSON, S.C. — Tarnished plant bugs and thrips are major insect pests for South Carolina cotton. But Clemson University researchers assure growers help is on the way. During the 2022 Agronomic and Vegetable Field Day at the Edisto Research and Education Center (REC) in Blackville, South Carolina, Clemson entomologist Jeremy Greene told growers, although not […] CLEMSON, S.C. — This year has been “great” for cotton and a Clemson Extension cotton specialist says variety selection is key for success. During the 2022 Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education (REC) Field Day, Clemson Cooperative Extension Service Cotton Specialist and agronomy professor Michael Jonestold producers variety selection is the most important decision they […] CLEMSON, S.C. — A pandemic can delay award ceremonies, but it can’t keep us from honoring the honorable. Two years worth of new members have been welcomed into the Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame at Clemson University — four from the Class of 2020 and five from the Class of 2021 — […] MARYSVILLE, Ohio — Awards and prizes filled the stage as families gathered to commemorate an unusual year at the annual Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) BEST (Beef Exhibitor Show Total) awards banquet held on May 1 at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus. Over 350 BEST exhibitors were awarded for their show success, cattle industry knowledge, […] It would keep us occupied for hours, walking that old split rail fence at my grandparents’ house. The fence was the boundary between their house and the park. It was also a balance beam for me and my cousin. It seemed so giant and high off the ground. Getting on, upright, and balanced was […]
CLEMSON, S.C. — Tarnished plant bugs and thrips are major insect pests for South Carolina cotton. But Clemson University researchers assure growers help is on the way. During the 2022 Agronomic and Vegetable Field Day at the Edisto Research and Education Center (REC) in Blackville, South Carolina, Clemson entomologist Jeremy Greene told growers, although not […]
CLEMSON, S.C. — This year has been “great” for cotton and a Clemson Extension cotton specialist says variety selection is key for success. During the 2022 Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education (REC) Field Day, Clemson Cooperative Extension Service Cotton Specialist and agronomy professor Michael Jonestold producers variety selection is the most important decision they […]
CLEMSON, S.C. — A pandemic can delay award ceremonies, but it can’t keep us from honoring the honorable. Two years worth of new members have been welcomed into the Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame at Clemson University — four from the Class of 2020 and five from the Class of 2021 — […]
MARYSVILLE, Ohio — Awards and prizes filled the stage as families gathered to commemorate an unusual year at the annual Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) BEST (Beef Exhibitor Show Total) awards banquet held on May 1 at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus. Over 350 BEST exhibitors were awarded for their show success, cattle industry knowledge, […]
It would keep us occupied for hours, walking that old split rail fence at my grandparents’ house. The fence was the boundary between their house and the park. It was also a balance beam for me and my cousin. It seemed so giant and high off the ground. Getting on, upright, and balanced was […]
PITTSBORO, N.C. — The Livestock Conservancy is excited to award more than $20,000 to rare breed farmers, ranchers, shepherds, and breed organizations across the country. Now in its fifth year, the competitive Microgrants Program has awarded more than $76,000 to our most important conservation partners – the people doing the hard work day after day to steward these genetic treasures. Congratulations to all of the recipients this year, representing 7 of the 11 species on the Conservation Priority List. Learn more about the 2022 recipients and the breeds they are saving from extinction.
Breed Association Microgrants
–The Livestock Conservancy
Trentsie Williams takes reins of Greenwood SC Chamber
From staff reportshttps://www.indexjournal.com/news/trentsie-williams-takes-reins-of-greenwood-sc-chamber/article_edf03e86-8719-5a59-9d56-24fd1fdcdddb.html
Trentsie Williams will take the reins of the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce next month following a lengthy search for a new president and CEO to lead the organization.Williams is currently the chief financial officer for GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission Inc. in Greenwood and has been actively involved in the Chamber’s work and programs.Williams, who will be the Chamber’s 10th CEO and president, follows interim Chamber CEO Cathy Miller. Miller agreed to a six-month stint to lead the Chamber after its board remove...
Trentsie Williams will take the reins of the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce next month following a lengthy search for a new president and CEO to lead the organization.
Williams is currently the chief financial officer for GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission Inc. in Greenwood and has been actively involved in the Chamber’s work and programs.
Williams, who will be the Chamber’s 10th CEO and president, follows interim Chamber CEO Cathy Miller. Miller agreed to a six-month stint to lead the Chamber after its board removed Barbara Ann Heegan from the post in May of 2022. That decision came after months of conflict between Heegan and the board. Heegan was hired at the end of 2019, following a stint as head of the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce in Oneonta, New York.
The search for a new CEO and president began during Miller’s term.
Williams, who begins her new post at the Chamber on Feb. 13, received a unanimous vote from the Chamber’s board Tuesday and following a nationwide search that also included local applicants.
“The Chamber has been an integral part of my professional development through its programs and events, as well as providing me an opportunity to network with other business leaders, “ Williams said in a press release. “The Chamber’s work is critical to the business community. I am looking forward to working with the Chamber’s board, volunteers, staff and greater community to grow the organization and to ensure the livelihood of local businesses.”
Kristin Manske, who led the organization’s search committee, had praise for Williams’ selection.
“We had many strong candidates from throughout the country. We had a tough decision, but Trentsie was the ideal choice for our community,” Manske said in a press release. “She brings a wealth of experience in management and leadership to the Chamber. With her exceptional background, demonstrated success, and experience, she is uniquely positioned to represent every company and organization in our business community; she is an experienced nonprofit executive and a proven leader.”
“We believe that (Williams’) leadership skills, experience, and passion for helping businesses along with her high level of energy will be a great fit for our Chamber,” Jeff Smith, chairman of the board of directors, said in the release. We strongly believe that she will help take the Greenwood Chamber to the next level.”
Williams is a graduate of Pensacola Christian College with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a minor in political science. She has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Carolina Aiken.
No. 41 South Carolina Trips Shockers, 4-1
Wichita State Athleticshttps://goshockers.com/news/2023/2/25/womens-tennis-no-41-south-carolina-trips-shockers-4-1
STILLWATER, Okla. – The Wichita State women's tennis team fell 4-1 to No. 41 South Carolina Saturday morning in a neutral court match at Oklahoma State's Greenwood Tennis Center.Freshman Theodora Chantava earned the lone Shocker point at No. 5 singles, winning in straight sets.Two other points hung in the balance when the Gamecocks (5-3) clinched the dual....
STILLWATER, Okla. – The Wichita State women's tennis team fell 4-1 to No. 41 South Carolina Saturday morning in a neutral court match at Oklahoma State's Greenwood Tennis Center.
Freshman Theodora Chantava earned the lone Shocker point at No. 5 singles, winning in straight sets.
Two other points hung in the balance when the Gamecocks (5-3) clinched the dual.
Natsumi Kurahashi was within a game of closing out her No. 2 singles match and Kristina Kudryavtseva was level in the third set at No. 4.
Back-to-back losses to nationally-ranked teams dropped the Shocker record to 5-4, but head coach Colin Foster liked a lot of what he saw.
"There were positives to take from these matches," Foster said. "We certainly have areas to tweak and improve, but we're fighting hard and playing well up and down the lineup and the results will take care of themselves. When you're playing elite competition, wins are hard to come by, but we'll learn from these matches and stay positive and motivated."
WSU is back in action Friday, Mar. 3 at Kansas State. First serve is 2 p.m. CT.
#41 South Carolina 4, Wichita State 1 Feb. 25, 2023 | 10:30 a.m. CT Stillwater, Okla. | Greenwood Tennis Center
Singles: 1. #12 Sarah Hamner (SC) def. Lingwei Kong (WICH) -- 6-3, 6-4 2. Gracie Mulville (SC) def. Jessica Anzo (WICH) -- 6-1, 6-0 3. Nastumi Kurahashi (WICH) led Elise Mills (SC) -- 6-1, 6-5, unfinished 4. Kris. Kudryavtseva (WICH) vs. Ana Cruz (SC) -- 1-6, 6-2, 1-1, unfinished 5. Theodora Chantava (WICH) def. Alice Otis (SC) -- 6-1, 7-5 6. Mckenna Schaefbauer (SC) def. Harriet Hamilton (WICH) -- 6-2, 6-3
Doubles: 1. Hamner/Ayana Akli (SC) def. Kong/Kurahashi (WICH) -- 6-1 2. Gretkowski/Cruz (SC) def. Anzo/Kudryavtseva (WICH) -- 6-3 3. Malkin/Mulville (SC) vs. Chantava/Hamilton (WICH) -- 3-4, unfinished
Match Notes: Wichita State 5-4 South Carolina 5-3
National ranking #41 Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (2,6,5,1)
Flybar, Inc. establishing distribution operations in Greenwood County
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Flybar, Inc., a premier sporting toy company, today announced plans to establish distribution operations in Greenwood County. The company’s $8 million investment will create 36 new jobs.Founded in 1918 as the “original pogo stick company,” Flybar, Inc. has become one of the largest pogo stick manufacturers in the world. The company has recently expanded its active play and bounce portfolio, producing over 500 ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Flybar, Inc., a premier sporting toy company, today announced plans to establish distribution operations in Greenwood County. The company’s $8 million investment will create 36 new jobs.
Founded in 1918 as the “original pogo stick company,” Flybar, Inc. has become one of the largest pogo stick manufacturers in the world. The company has recently expanded its active play and bounce portfolio, producing over 500 products in 14 different categories. In addition to pogo sticks, the company manufactures skateboards, ride-on vehicles, trampolines, sleds, preschool toys and more. The products are available at major retailers in store and online.
Located at 795 West Alexander Road, Flybar, Inc.’s new distribution operations in Greenwood will support its increasing inventory and fulfillment needs.
Operations are expected to be online by early January 2023. Individuals interested in joining the Flybar, Inc. team should visit the company’s contact page.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded a $75,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Greenwood County to assist with the costs of building improvements.
“At Flybar, our mission is to create smiles and lifelong memories for our customers, our team, and our communities. We are so excited to bring this mission to Greenwood. We know we will be in good company with other great organizations, a strong labor force and the South Carolina DOC, for whose support we are so grateful. Greenwood’s infrastructure, proximity to the port and mature business market made it the ideal location for our main distribution center. We can’t wait to get Greenwood bouncing and smiling.” -Flybar, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Saul Wolhendler
“South Carolina’s booming economy and strong workforce continue to attract top-tier companies. We congratulate Flybar, Inc. on establishing operations in Greenwood County and look forward to the positive impact they will have on our state.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“We are excited to announce operations for Flybar, Inc. in Greenwood County which will add to the area’s growing roster of new businesses. By creating these job opportunities and investing in our state, Flybar, Inc. joins our robust logistics community that continues to advance South Carolina’s economy.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“I am excited to welcome Flybar, Inc. to Greenwood County and to District One. They are creating 36 jobs in our area and will be breathing new life into the former Eaton facility. Flybar, Inc. is known as “masters of bounce,” and their presence will positively impact the lives of many families in Greenwood County and will be a great boost, literally and figuratively, for our community and our economy.” -Greenwood County Councilwoman Edith Childs
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