Joe Erwin honored at the March of Dimes 25th annual Greenville Real Estate & Economic Development Awards

November 15, 2022

Today, March of Dimes honors Greenville entrepreneur, creative visionary and philanthropist Joe Erwin at its 25th annual Greenville Real Estate & Economic Development Awards. This award honors an individual whose commercial real estate and economic development career and civic activities have significantly enhanced the community. The 25th anniversary luncheon took place at the Hyatt Regency, a nod to the starting line of downtown Greenville’s historic revitalization.

Beginning in 1998 as an inaugural breakfast and tribute, the occasion has evolved into an anticipated, annual tradition for Greenville’s Economic Development and Commercial Real Estate community. With the transformation of Greenville into an award-winning destination over the last 25 years, March of Dimes celebrates its industry leaders behind all the remarkable development.

“Joe Erwin is known for turning dreams into reality, which is evident in the major impact he has made on the Upstate’s economic development scene,” said Monica Gibson, manager, donor development, March of Dimes. “Beyond that, Joe is known for his incredible heart and his deep passion for helping people in need. We are thrilled to honor him as we celebrate our 25th anniversary of the Real Estate & Economic Development awards.”

Erwin is co-founder and former president of national marketing agency Erwin Penland (now EP+Co), the co-founder of Clemson University’s Erwin Center for Brand Communications, president of Erwin Creates which owns coworking community Endeavor, and chair & lead owner of the Greenville Triumph and Greenville Liberty soccer teams.

This annual luncheon celebrates the honoree’s contributions to Greenville and serves as an appeal to support the mission of the March of Dimes. All funds raised at the event will help moms and babies in South Carolina through vital research, community programs, and provider training.

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