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Business Partner Highlight: Memoirs Catering & Events January 2019

Memoirs Events & Catering

Our corporate staff enjoying a beautiful lunch by Memoirs Events and Catering in celebration of the holiday and our President Euleta Alston's birthday. 

Memoirs is a full service Event Planning Company providing Planning, Catering, Personal Chef Services and Intimate Events "Creating Memories." They offer small, intimate dinner parties to large celebrations. They provide custom events to suit their client's vision and specific requirements, and pride themselves on giving exceptional service and ensuring that high standards are met and maintained.

For more about Memoirs Events & Catering, visit their website.
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US&S, Inc. Adopts Family For Christmas | Salvation Army Angel Tree Program January 2019

US&S Adopts Family for Slavation Army Angel Tree Program

Proud Moment: Team US&S participated in the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program, adopting a family of 3 for Christmas.


The program has a GOAL of putting new clothes and toys under the tree for 1 million children who usually have to go without Christmas gifts. Anonymous donors adopt these little "angels" in an expanding Christmas tradition that makes the season brighter for both the gift giver and receiver.


Ornaments were placed on our corporate tree with the family member's wishlist, and our team members picked items to donate. It filled our hearts to have such a great package to deliver!
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New Customer: SHARE Contracts US&S, Inc. for Integrated Facility Operations & Maintenance Support January 2019

New Customer: SHARE Contracts US&S, Inc. for Integrated Facility Operations & Maintenance Support

US&S, Inc. has been hired by Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources (SHARE) for facility support and maintenance operations - with beginning in Quarter 4 of 2018.


Goal: Enhance customer facility maintenance efforts, affording SHARE more freedom and flexibility to work on their core business and mission.


With a facility manager already in place, US&S was contracted as an integrated management solution enhancing their operations & maintenance efforts across multiple sites within the Upstate of South Carolina.


US&S welcomes SHARE, and looks forward to helping them maintain professional and safe environments for their employees and the children in which they service.
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US&S, Inc. CEO Rich Hagins named one of Upstate SC "50 Most Influential of 2018" January 2019

US&S, Inc. CEO Rich Hagins named one of Upstate SC "50 Most Influential of 2018"
US&S, Inc. CEO Rich Hagins named one of Upstate SC "50 Most Influential of 2018"Congratulations to US&S CEO Rich Hagins, now recognized as one of 2018's 50 Most Influential people by Greenville Business Magazine (GBM). The selection is a result of GBM staff research and community nominations, and recognizes individual leaders who continue to make a lasting impact on the Upstate of South Carolina. We look forward to the official celebration later this month!
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Making Value-Driven Decisions January 2019

US&S, Inc. is driven by 6 core values
"Great companies," as stated by Kununu, "aren't just about sales and profit, they also have a clear company identity and stand for something
 
Defining values is important because they provide guidance for ambiguous scenarios and tough tradeoffs. Their influence on a million daily decisions propels the company towards its mission. 

Additionally, they are a beacon for talent that is intrinsically motivated to accomplish your company's goals."

 

6 Core Values That Drive US&S

 
Our team strives to continually demonstrate a number of core values in the way we conduct our business - our timeless values serve as a compass for our actions and describe how we live. They keep us focused on delivering the "ultimate customer experience" for every client, every time.

 

 Family Focus

 Stewardship


 Safety

 Performance Excellence

 Integrity

 Quality



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Kudos! US&S, Inc. Project Coordinator Tarrance Collins Saves Customer $5,000 January 2019

Kudos Tarrance! Thank you for saving [REDACTED] $5,000


Tarrance Collins, Project Coordinator for US&S, Inc. saves US&S customer $5,000 by practicing STEWARDSHIP - finding a $80 repair instead of a $5,000 replacement.

US&S, Inc. would like to recognize Project Coordinator Tarrance Young for excellence in project maintenance, saving our newest customer [REDACTED] nearly $5,000 on a new freezer at their [REDACTED] location. Tarrance jumped in to troubleshoot the issue after becoming aware that [REDACTED] was planning to replace the unit which had not been working for some time.


By being an advocate for [REDACTED], and a good steward to their budget, Tarrance exemplified the US&S core value of STEWARDSHIP. The freezer only needed 2 new fan motors, at a cost of $40 each, as opposed to a brand new industrial freezer costing an excess of $5,000.

http://www.usands.com/files/02A3CD1B-7269-4123-BA79-EB569B630A8F--1B86DDD3-FEE6-4565-AC6E-C89A7F69CD58/values-stewardship.png?nc=12162013080930
Stewardship
We take great pride in valuing and safeguarding the environment, energy resources, finances and assets entrusted in our care. We believe it is our civic duty to protect, support and give back to our local and global community.


Thank You!

- Team US&S


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10 Ways To Be Prepared For A Hurricane September 2018



With Hurricane Florence knocking on the door of South Carolina, it's important that residents be prepared. This includes securing your homes and valuables, taking care of pets and loved ones, and most importantly making sure you are safe!
 
Here are a few important things to focus on as you prepare for the category 4 storm and the possible risks and damages that could come with it.

1. Get Information On When & Whether To Evacuate

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has ordered mandatory coastal evacuations for both South Carolina residents and visitors, lane reversals beginning Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 12 Noon.
 
Evacuations include:

  • Northern South Carolina Coast (all zones)
  • Horry County Evacuation Zones A, B, C
  • Georgetown County Evacuation Zones A, B, C
  • Central South Carolina Coast (all zones)
  • Charleston County Evacuation Zones A, B, C
  • Dorchester County Evacuation Zones D, E, F
  • Berkeley County Evacuation Zones B, G, H, I
  • Southern Coast (all zones)
  • Colleton County Evacuation Zones A, B
  • Beaufort County Evacuation Zone A
  • Jasper County Evacuation Zones A, B
Source: https://www.wyff4.com/article/sc-governor-orders-mandatory-evacuations-lane-reversals/23040661

2. Build A Kit

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Despite Disadvantageous Odds, US&S Succeeds September 2018

US&S, Inc. Marketing Manager Michael Mance accepts award for Minority Business Enterprise of the Year from the Carolina Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC) at the Business Opportunity Conference.

Accepting the award for S. Richard Hagins (CEO) and Euleta Alston (President) is Michael Mance, Marketing Manager for US&S

Council Recognizes US&S, Inc., A Facility Maintenance Company, As Class 3 Minority Business Enterprise Of The Year

 
Greenville, SC 50 percent of all small businesses survive five years or more, according to the Small Business Administration report, with only one-third surviving 10 years or more. The fact that women and minority-owned firms tend to be smaller and less profitable makes these odds even more disappointing especially in an economy with a strong entrepreneurial foundation. This makes the growth of US&S, Inc. a positive anomaly. Being recognized as a Class 3 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and awarded the 2018 Minority Business Enterprise of the Year by the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC) is a testament to the company's continued momentum.

Minority business owners account for over 50.6% of all U.S. businesses.
CVMSDC promotes and facilitates business relationships between the public/private sector and certified minority-owned businesses with the mission to expand business opportunities for MBEs to add economic value to the supply chain. It is a membership organization of major corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, and universities that operate within North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. It's important to understand that the purpose of a qualified certification program is to open doors to minority businesses and create mutually beneficial lines between corporations and MBEs, and that it is up to the organization to sustain and grow their business which US&S, Inc. continues to do. ... [..] read more


Another United Way HOG Day in the US&S History Books! May 2015


US&S is an avid community advocate, supporting a number of local, regional and national non-profit organizations. United Way of Greenville County is one of the many organizations we support through the giving of our time and resources annually. United Way Hands on Greenville (HOG) Day is an annual day of service that supports over 300 organizations!

US&S has participated in HOG Day for two years - we look forward to continuing the legacy! This year, the US&S Team met at the Greenville Glen Assisted Living facility to to wash vehicles of any type and dogs in support of Hooves & Paws of the Upstate Rescue, a non-profit rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming ministry for animals in need. They also offer pet caregiving services for nominal fees.

To learn more about United Way, click here. Get involved!

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US&S is Named 2014 Small Business of the Year by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce January 2015

We are proud to announce that US&S was named the Greenville Chamber's 2014 Small Business of the Year! The Greenville Chamber's Annual Small Business of the Year is selected from the year's Small Business of the Month winners. In March 2014, US&S was chosen by the Greenville Chamber as the Small Business of the Month. US&S received its award at the Chamber's 126th Annual Meeting. US&S is a premier facility maintenance and support service company that is not only great to work with, but great to work for - we are proud to say that the company is truly valued in our local community, Greenville, SC, the city where US&S was founded and houses its corporate office! 

Like most membership organizations the more you put in, the more you get out. This is why US&S has made every attempt possible to support the Chamber as a company; however, we highly encourage our individual employees to become more involved as well. Being engaged with the Greenville Chamber of Commerce comes with significant value for our company, our employees, and the overall community. It provides valuable networking opportunities for small businesses to connect with larger businesses and fosters revenue building relationships that are mutually beneficial. It provides excellent volunteering opportunities that encourage community service and engagement,  offers valuable training for our staff to grow personally and professionally, and delivers cost efficient means for our company to receive media and print exposure throughout the Greenville community. The success of the Chamber results in success for businesses like US&S and ultimately the success of the economic landscape across Greenville. [..] read more


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