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GREENVILLE, S.C., and OKLAHOMA, CITY, Okla. -- Real estate professionals honored Stewart Spinks, CEO and founder of the Spinx Co. convenience store chain, for his success in the economic development of Greenville County, outstanding leadership within the community and his industry, and outstanding citizenship, with The Real Estate Award. The event also raised more than $50,000 for the March of Dimes, according to a report on GreenvilleOnline.com.
The Real Estate Award was established in 1998 by the South Carolina chapter of the March of Dimes to honor a member of the real estate community who has demonstrated a long history of service.
"I don't know of anyone who deserves this honor more than you do," fellow Realtor Dan Joyner told Spinks as the local association presented the award. The event drew 350 people to a $175-a-plate breakfast at Embassy Suites, the report stated.
Spinks called the event "a humbling experience," and was reported as saying: "Fortunately, we're in a community that gives back and reaches out and helps good causes like the March of Dimes. I'm just proud to be part of this," the report stated.
In other news, the United Way recognized five volunteers for their dedication to helping others, including Doug Stussi, CFO of Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores who received a John Rex Community Builder Award, presented to those that share Rex's vision, hope and determination, according to the company.
Stussi is noted for sharing Rex's spirit through his dedication to many local causes.
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