Partner News | January 30

Spirit Communications announces Web.Com Tour Sponsorship

spiritSpirit Communications and The Legacy Agency announced a sponsorship deal with PGA Tour player Kelvin Day. Day, originally from London, England and played collegiality at Charleston Southern University, now resides in Charlotte N.C.

Day will compete in all 25 of the Tour events including 5 International and 3 in the Carolinas where he was a four-year standout at CSU, finishing 21st at the NCAA Regional in his senior season. Day was 44th on the PGA Tour Canada last season with two top 10 finishes. He also had a win on the Adams Tour.

“I am so excited about my partnership with Spirit Communications” said Day.  “They are a great company and have ties to where I went to school and now where I live.  As I grow in my career and reach the PGA TOUR, Spirit will be with me every step of the way and that was key to me when agreeing to wear their logo.”

Kevin Canning, Principle of the Legacy Agency added “As an agent, I am constantly trying to find companies to partner with my clients.  In Kelvin I have an incredibly talented golfer who wanted to partner with a firm that was based where he lives, can grow with him and is a leader in its industry.  We found all of these with Spirit Communications.  Kelvin is excited to serve as a brand ambassador for Spirit and I know Spirit is going to use all of its resources to get the most return out of this relationship.  Also, The Legacy Agency is proud to be a customer of Spirit and couldn’t be happier with the services they provide our business.”

About Spirit Communications
Headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, Spirit Communications provides voice, data, Internet and fiber optic solutions, along with a full suite of Cloud services to commercial businesses and government agencies across the Southeast. The company’s mission is to enable customers to transform their operations through fast, stable and secure offerings that flex with business demand. Ranked among the top 25 privately held firms in South Carolina, Spirit serves thousands of customers in over 150 service locations throughout South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. For more information, visit

About The Legacy Agency
In December 2011, The Agency Sports Management and Legacy Sports Group merged, forming The Legacy Agency, a full service marketing and representation firm that now represents over 450 clients.  Headquartered in New York City, The Legacy Agency has affiliated offices in Los Angeles, Houston, San Francisco, Charleston and London. The golf division, located in Charleston, SC, represents over 20 professional golfers including former US Open Champion Jim Furyk, multi winners Woody Austin, Scott McCarron and John Senden as well as Matt Every, John Huh, Robert Garrigus and others on the PGA and Tours.


NBSC Announces King Promoted to Senior Vice President and Blackhurst Promoted to Vice President

Fitz King - 2014 hi resNBSC, a division of Synovus Bank, announced recently that John Fitzhugh “Fitz” King has been promoted to Senior Vice President.

King joined NBSC in 2010 and has more than 10 years of lending experience. Today, he serves as a Private Wealth Advisor in Columbia, where he is responsible for the banking component of the NBSC Private Wealth Management team. NBSC awarded King first place in production for 2013 and second place in 2014.

A native of Columbia, King earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Roanoke College in Virginia.  Active in the community, King is a Board Member of Palmetto Richland Children’s Hospital and an Executive Board Member of the Boy Scouts of America – Indian Waters Council.

NBSC, a division of Synovus Bank, announced recently that Jennifer Williams Blackhurst had been promoted to Vice President.

Jennifer Blackhurst - 2014 hi resBlackhurst joined NBSC in 2007 as a Merchant Services Representative. While in Merchant Services, she was named 2008 Rookie of the Year and Top Performer in 2009 and 2010. In 2011, Blackhurst was promoted to Branch Manager of the Broad River Road office. In January 2014, she was promoted to Assistant Vice President and joined the Private Wealth Management Group in Columbia.

Blackhurst is an Alabama native and a graduate of the University of South Carolina where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. She is active in the community with the Delta Gamma Alumni Association and United Way.

NBSC is a division of Synovus Bank and currently serves 16 counties in South Carolina from 39 locations.  For more than 100 years, NBSC has focused on relationship banking and remains dedicated to the communities it serves. Together with affiliates of Synovus Bank, NBSC offers diverse lines of business and personal financial services including  commercial and retail banking, investment services, and mortgage lending.  For more information, visit

Synovus Bank is a Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank. Synovus Bank, together with its affiliates, provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services to customers through 28 locally-branded divisions, 258 branches, and 341 ATMs in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee.  See Synovus Bank on the web at, on twitter @synovus and LinkedIn. Equal Housing Lender


JHS Architecture Excellence in Innovation for Creating a World Destination Medical Tourism Experience Award presented by Randy Sides

Photo 1-28-15Mr. Randy L. Sides, AIA, NCARB Chairman of the Board for JHS Architecture of Columbia, South Carolina and an IBMS Affiliated Medical Industry Professional recently attended the IBMS Medical Tourism Mini-Conference in Bogota, Colombia. He presented to Architect, Diego Fernando Uribe of AMD Proyectors, the IBMS Center of Healthcare Excellence – JHS Architecture Excellence in Innovation for Creating a World Destination Medical Tourism Experience Award, for his work as the Architect and General Contractor on the new 200-bed San Vicento Hospital in Reonegro, Colombia. The green-designed Medical Facility is located two miles from the Medellin Airport to serve Medical Tourism patients. The project was designed in collaboration with Perkins and Will of Miami, Florida.

JHS Architecture: Integrated Design, Inc. headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, is a full service design and planning firm offering in-house architectural, planning, interior design, as well as mechanical / plumbing and fire protection engineering services. JHS specializes in Hospitality, Healthcare, Commercial, and Educational Design. JHS Architecture has been active in the International Medical Tourism Industry.

IBMS certified members are healthcare professionals who have established and maintained a professional standard of patient care, Affiliated Healthcare Travel Associates, and other related Medical Tourism Design Professionals.


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