A.T. LOCKE Named “2014 Best Place to Work in South Carolina”

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, along with SCBiz and the Best Companies Group, has announced the 50 South Carolina Companies which made the 2014 Best Place to Work in South Carolina list. A.T. LOCKE has been named in the small/medium employer category. The official ceremony will take place in Columbia, SC, later this summer.

“We are proud of our team and our clients for making A.T. LOCKE such a special place to work,” says President and Founder Anna Locke.

The award “identifies and recognizes the state's most innovative and top-notch employers.” Companies are divided into the Small/Medium Employer category (15-249 or more U.S. employees) and Large Employer category (250 or more U.S. employees).

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NEXT High School Named in 50 Most Influential in Greenville

Zach Eikenberry, Chairman
Peter Waldschmidt, Vice Chairman
Anna Locke, Treasurer
Toby Stansell, Secretary

Greenville Business Magazine published its list of 50 Most Influential people and projects for 2013 and NEXT High School has made the list! NEXT High School, set to open in 2015, will be a state charter high school focused on preparing students for life after school through program based learning environments.

Ebony Austin Leadership Chair

We believe in supporting young leadership in Greenville, and we are proud to announce that our very own Ebony Austin is the Leadership Chair of PULSE—a LEAD program of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce that provides professional and leadership development for young professionals.

Ebony is the Director of First Impressions at A.T. LOCKE, PC. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Ebony moved to Greenville, S.C., and completed her final year of high school at Greenville Senior High. She attended Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., and relocated to Greenville to complete her Associates Degree in criminal justice at Greenville Technical College. Early in Ebony’s career, she worked as a case manager for the state of South Carolina, became a realtor for Prudential C. Dan Joyner and later for Keller Williams Realty. She served as a tactical buyer and accounts specialist for a major manufacturing company and owned and operated a local historic business in downtown Greenville. Ebony is a wife and mother who enjoys volunteering her time in the community. Ebony has been an active PULSE member for two years.

Greer Leadership Announcement

We are thrilled to announce that our very own Tina Smerdon has graduated from the Leadership Greer Class of 2013.

Leadership Greer is designed to inform participants about the past, present and future of the Greer community. It creates a dialogue and sense of teamwork between participants and community leaders.

YMCA Sponsorship

A.T. LOCKE recently attended the YMCA Open Doors Celebration, an event recognizing the end of its fundraising campaign to provide financial support to families, adults and children involved in Y programs. Jared Fogle, the Subway spokesman, was in attendance to join in on the celebration and share his experience from obesity to healthy living.

A.T. LOCKE is a proud supporter of the Open Doors Community Campaign, whose goal is to never turn anyone away because of an inability to pay for YMCA programs.

A.T. LOCKE Was a Proud Sponsor of the Annual 2012
Miracle Hill Cycling Challenge

In June, A.T. LOCKE was a proud sponsor of the annual 2012 Miracle Hill Cycling Challenge, a popular event among cycling enthusiasts that raises funds and awareness for Miracle Hill Ministries. Miracle Hill Ministries is a non-profit organization in the Upstate of South Carolina dedicated to providing food, shelter and hope for those in need —– 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The A.T. LOCKE team of employees and their families supported the mission by participating in the Cleveland Park 2.5 Ride.