Upstate Business Getting Superheroes For Jacob Hall Ready

October, 3rd 2016

GREER, S.C. (WSPA) – The family of a Townville boy, who was killed after a shooting outside of his elementary school, is asking everyone to remember their son by dressing as his favorite superheroes. Upstate businesses are stepping up to show the family and Townville that they’re not alone.

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Jacob Hall’s parents say that not only did he love superheroes, but they believe he was one himself.

“He told me and his daddy one day, you know what I got a secret. I said whats that baby? He said I got super powers. He said I am cat boy and at night when mommy and daddy are sleeping, I go out and save the town and I believe that’s what he’s doing right now,” Renae Hall, Jacob’s mother, said after he died Saturday.

Since then, people across the Upstate have been planning to wear their favorite super hero costumes and clothes this week as his family prepares to lay him to rest.

A local business, Palmetto Twist, decided they wanted to help, by taking rush orders of super hero shirts at all 6 of their locations.

They announced late Sunday night that they would be taking Superman, Batman, Captain America and Flash shirt orders until noon Tuesday, to get everyone ready for Jacob’s funeral Wednesday.

Then, a portion of the proceeds made will go to Townville. They say their working with the school district to find out where the money is needed.

The shirts can be personalized and range in price from 20 to 28 dollars. Orders will be taken until noon Tuesday. The stores closed at 6 p.m. but orders can be placed by text message.

To get your own super hero shirt, you can visit their website Www.palmettotwist.com to find their Upstate locations. You can also text your orders to the numbers below:

Boiling Springs – 864-606-3417
Spartanburg-864-606-3417
Simpsonville-864-606-3432
Greer-864-606-3432
Shelby-704-766-8660
Columbia-803-599-3400

New Business Moves Into Former Palmetto Candy and Tobacco Building

June, 29th 2016

Haley LaMarche will open Palmetto Twist monogram boutique in the former Palmetto Candy and Tobacco Co. building at 1255 Lincoln St. Photo provided.

By: Janet Jones Kendall – jjkendall@thestate.com

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After months of renovations to the former Palmetto Candy and Tobacco building at 1225 Lincoln St., next week former South Carolina kindergarten teacher Haley LaMarche will open the doors to Palmetto Twist monogramming boutique in the Vista.

Palmetto Twist expands into Shelby

April, 27th 2016

SHELBY – A new Palmetto Twist franchise recently opened in Shelby, marking the first time the company has expanded beyond South Carolina.

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The new location opened on April 22 at 1230 E. Dixon Blvd. Palmetto Twist offers services like custom fan apparel for teams, corporate apparel, screen printing and monogrammed gifts for special occasions.

“We are your Pinterest come to life,” Jereme Shelton, Palmetto Twist’s chief development officer, said. “Customers can expect a very knowledgeable staff and an owner who wants to become part of the Shelby community.”

Martha Robbins, owner of the Shelby franchise, lives in Rutherfordton but felt the Shelby community would be a good fit for the franchise because the area stays busy and has experienced significant growth in recent years.

While family and friends have stopped by to see the shop during its first week, Robbins’ favorite part of opening the Palmetto Twist franchise has been meeting Shelby residents. She hopes to integrate the business into the growing community.

“I have met a lot of people in the Shelby area who I didn’t know, and that’s meant a lot to me,” Robbins said.

Robbins is also excited to have Palmetto Twist expand outside of South Carolina. And the expansion of Palmetto Twist into Shelby is just the first outside of its home state – The company has plans for further expansion.

Shelton said Palmetto Twist has received commitments to open stores as far away as Texas. The company is actively seeking store owners in 10 southern states, from Texas to North Carolina, he said.

The Shelby store’s is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The store is closed on Sunday.

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Palmetto Twist opens in Greer

October, 21st 2015

Palmetto Twist, a monogram boutique with corporate stores in Boiling Springs and Spartanburg, is expanding with franchise locations in Greenville County.

By: Michael Burns – mdburns@greenvillenews.com

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Its first franchise opened in Greer’s Hampton West Plaza shopping center over the summer, and another is due to open later this month in Simpsonville.

The Greer location, owned by Angie Miller, is destined to become a career-investment gift for her daughter, Makala, a 17-year-old senior at Byrnes High School.

“As she finishes up with school and grows up more, it’ll be hers,” Angie said. “It’s her dream behind it.”

Makala was shopping at the location in Boiling Springs when she saw the store was pursuing franchise opportunities. She pitched the idea to her mother.

She’s always been creatively inclined, and the business allows her to combine that fulfillment with the satisfaction of helping others.

“I am very excited,” Makala said. “Before this I was going to do hair. Obviously with hair I would’ve been able to be creative, but I like this just because you get to see new faces every day, and you get to help people.”

They celebrated their opening with a ribbon-cutting this week.

The retail boutique is dedicated to serving customers who love monogramming and personalized apparel and accessories. They specialize in gifts, embroidery, apparel, home décor and more.

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Palmetto Twist: Boiling Springs monogramming business expands

June, 8th 2015

Debra Patrick and Laura Gault, owners of Palmetto Twist, opened the doors to their new 5,100-square-foot monogramming retail boutique and production facility in the Villages at Greene Creek shopping center in Boiling Springs – and they have plans for more expansion.

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A local monogramming business took a leap forward Monday.

Debra Patrick and Laura Gault, owners of Palmetto Twist, opened the doors to their new 5,100-square-foot retail boutique and production facility in the Villages at Greene Creek shopping center in Boiling Springs — and they have plans for more expansion.

“We love what we do,” Gault said. “This is definitely a dream come true.”

Gault and Patrick became friends in the mid-1990s. In 2012, they decided to go into business together.

They opened their concept on Black Friday that year in a 1,200-square-foot space at the Rocky Branch Plaza off Highway 9. The owners had one embroidery machine and employee — Patrick’s daughter, Maegan Patrick.

In October 2013, Patrick and Gault expanded into a 2,200-square-foot space at the Villages at Greene Creek shopping center. The owners said the business grew rapidly despite little advertising other than customers’ word-of-mouth and posts on social media.

“We’re like Pinterest come to life,” Patrick said. “Everyone likes customization or personalization. We’ve made it happen. People literally come in and show us their pinboards. They love the instant gratification… For us, it’s all about great customer service… We want this to be a fun, inviting environment.”

With the move into the larger space, the owners said their employment has reached 18 people, including a graphic artist and skilled seamstresses. They have six embroidery machines, a heat press and a vinyl cutter.

The pair have announced two new Palmetto Twist locations will open in June.

A franchise store operated by businesswoman Angie Miller will open June 22 in Greenville County at 215 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. in Greer.

The owners will open a second company store on June 26 at 246 E. Blackstock Road in a 2,200-square-foot space beside Laura’s Boutique at the Westwood Plaza shopping center.

Before becoming entrepreneurs, Patrick was a print sales representative and Gault ran a lumber yard for 10 years. Both women had some retail experience. The owners said they each continued to work their previous jobs for eight months while getting their business off of the ground.

“(When starting a business) you’re probably going to have to work harder than you have ever had to work before,” Patrick said. “But it’s worth it when you’re doing something you love.”

“We’re also building something for the future, something for the future of our families,” Gault said.

The owners have filled the new space with a range of gifts, home décor, apparel and accessories for customers of all ages. While their merchandise is primarily geared toward women, children and infants, they have begun bringing in items for men.

Patrick and Gault said they have created a variety of products for teams and companies. They have the ability to tailor their services to suit the needs of the individual or large groups.

Palmetto Twist’s brands include Tidewater sandals, Couture Tee Co. shirts, Fripp & Folly shirts, Bridgewater candles and others.

The new store features a large retail area, a conference/training room, a sewing room and an embroidery room.

Patrick and Gault said the store will serve as the company’s headquarters as it grows. They will be able to offer training sessions for new franchisees and their employees.

The owners said they have already received interest from prospective franchisees.

“You need to have a passion for this,” Patrick said. “Not just monogramming, but a passion for retail and for helping people.”

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