Horry County, SC – HTC will host the 10th Annual Green Fair and National Earth Day celebration on Wednesday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the HTC store in Conway on Highway 501 across from HGTC.
HTC, along with other environmental leaders and organizations, will demonstrate the benefits of sustainability and educate the community about the importance of conservation and recycling at this special event in honor of National Earth Day. The event is free and everyone is invited to join in the planned festivities:
Drop off old telephone directories and cell phones for recycling,
Drop off e-waste, any kind of used electronic devices including batteries for recycling,
Sign up for paperless billing,
Visit booths set up by local environmentally responsible organizations to learn about green initiatives, and
Drop off sensitive documents for FREE onsite shredding by Shred-it.
Visitors will also enjoy FREE giveaway items, a live band, refreshments, a grand prize drawing, and special appearances by local mascots as well as product specials including:
20% off wireless accessories
Register to win a FREE:
Premium security system
“Conservation is a priority at HTC and we are committed to working towards a sustainable future. Conservation isn’t part of our work – it’s a guiding influence for all of our work,” said Tom Vitt, HTC Director of Marketing. “The Green Fair is a means to support conservation beyond HTC and into the communities we serve by encouraging recycling and promoting green initiatives that are easy to implement in any home or office.
“The Green Fair will provide residents an opportunity to recycle items, shred sensitive documents, and have fun while making an environmental impact.”
If you are unable to attend the Green Fair, HTC encourages everyone to please be responsible and recycle directories and other items at the nearest Horry County Solid Waste Authority Recycling Center location. A list of recycling centers is provided in the preliminary pages of the HTC Directory or online at www.solidwasteauthority.org.
Here are more details regarding HTC green initiatives:
Paperless Billing:Save a stamp. Save a check. Save time.
HTC encourages members to migrate from paper bills to electronic bills. Paperless statements are convenient and clutter-free. Although HTC customers have been able to manage and view bills online for many years now, HTC is encouraging customers to go completely paperless by paying their bills using bank draft. This saves customers stamps and time. Members are a click away from savings at HTC My Account on www.htcinc.net.
Some of the benefits of paperless billing include:
Receive monthly email notification when statements are available for online viewing.
View, download or print the same information online 24/7 that’s on a paper statement.
View old statements – up to 18 months – free of charge.
Help the environment by cutting down on paper.
Reduce mail and paper clutter at home.
Some of the benefits of automatic bank draft include:
Save time with no more writing checks, buying stamps, etc.
Safe, secure and confidential.
Waste Recycling Bins Company-Wide
HTC encourages employees to be environmentally responsible by placing recycling bins throughout the organization for paper and plastic waste.
Employees are encouraged to take the stairs instead of using the elevator to conserve energy. Employees are also conservative with energy by turning off lights and powering down computers when not in use.
Green Plus Certification
HTC was awarded Certification in the Green Plus program for its high standard of sustainability initiatives. Developed by the Institute for Sustainability Development, the Green Plus program is a nationwide network of businesses that have challenged themselves to achieve the best environmental practices and have dedicated themselves to being a sustainable business. The Certification is earned through a diagnostic evaluation assessing the business’s sustainability efforts across three platforms: People, Planet and Performance.
For more information about HTC and the upcoming Green Fair and Earth Day Celebration on April 24, contact Nicole Hyman, HTC Senior Marketing at 843-369-8498 and email@example.com. To sign up for HTC My Account and paperless billing, visit www.htcinc.net or stop by any of the seven convenient HTC locations throughout Horry County: Conway (Highway 701 North and Highway 501 across from HGTC), Loris, Little River, Murrells Inlet, Socastee, and Towne Centre.
Conway, SC – HTC has always been committed to supporting the community it serves and regularly helps supply a need for the local chapter of the American Red Cross.
On Wednesday, February 6, HTC employees showed their love for others and generously gave 22 units, potentially saving as many as 66 lives because each unit has the power to save three lives.
“HTC is so pleased to partner with the American Red Cross to host blood drives every quarter where employees are encouraged to donate in hopes of contributing to the critical need for eligible blood donations so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments,” said Lisa Martin, HTC Senior Marketing Coordinator.
HTC employees have donated more than 2,863 units of blood potentially saving over 8,500 lives since 1999.
The next regularly scheduled quarterly blood drive at HTC is planned for Wednesday, May 16.
For more information about how you can participate in the quarterly blood drives held at HTC, please contact Lisa Martin, HTC Senior Marketing Coordinator, at 843-369-8714. For more information about HTC community outreach programs, visit www.htcinc.net.
HTC, Inc. is the nation’s largest telecommunications cooperative. Founded in 1952, HTC celebrates over 66 years of service to Horry and Georgetown Counties as a local communications leader. HTC offers High Speed Internet, Digital Cable, Digital Wireless, Home Security, local telephone and long distance service, and advanced business services such as Local and Wide Area Networks (LAN/WAN), Managed Networks, VOIP Solutions, WiFi Solutions, Firewall and Security services. HTC provides these services utilizing the area’s most extensive fiber optic network.
For additional information about HTC, call (843) 365-2154.
Have you ever cracked a screen on a mobile device and wish you had purchased the insurance policy?
Beginning Feb. 1, eligible AT&T customers outside of the 30-day window to sign up can get device protection in the open enrollment program.*
If you have an active postpaid wireless account, your device is not damaged and in good working condition and the program claim limit has not been reached, you qualify to sign up against loss, theft and damage.
HTC and Beach Ball Classic officials are excited to announce the 2018 online viewing results for the annual Beach Ball Classic events in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
In addition to the fans in the stands at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, enthusiasts around the world in 12 countries and 45 states viewed some of the best high school basketball thanks to the connection HTC technology delivered for streaming video.
There were over 32,800 visitors for viewing the games from all over the United States and numerous international locations as far away as Italy, Sweden, and Nigeria.
“It was amazing to see the overwhelming response from fans not only in the United States, but also around the world that made the choice to view some of the best high school basketball online. After 14 years of streaming the events, we are still thrilled to see that thousands of supporters continue to take advantage of this unique opportunity made possible by HTC,” said Chad Smith, Executive Committee Member and Technical Coordinator for the Beach Ball Classic.
“We were very proud to be the local partner to make this connection a reality for basketball fans around the world for the 14th consecutive year,” said Tom Vitt, HTC Director of Marketing. “The statistics prove that the demand for online viewing is critical to families and followers that are unable to attend the tournament in person.
“Online viewership of the tournament has been fairly consistent every year. The numbers for the 2018 Beach Ball Classic were no exception with our records indicating over 32,800 views this year for the tournament.”
When the Beach Ball Classic, one of the most prestigious invitational high school basketball tournaments in the country, was eager to try new media for the tournament’s 25th anniversary 14 years ago, they knew who to contact for support.
“As the leader in high school basketball tournaments, we were very excited about being one of the first and possibly the only holiday tournament to date to broadcast our games LIVE via the internet and television,” said Smith. “It’s been a valuable recruiting tool for the Beach Ball Classic as it provides live coverage of the games to hometown fans and family members that can’t make the trip to Myrtle Beach.
“With up and coming NCAA and NBA players on just about every team, interest in each team’s home market is very high, so there is a built in audience for streaming video.
“With the help of HTC, we have streamed hundreds of games live via the internet, and we feel like we are on the cutting edge of what is becoming the way we view sports. This is an outstanding example of local partners making our event available worldwide. Fans of each high school could watch their teams live via a broadband connection.”
For more information concerning the Beach Ball Classic for 2019, contact Chad Smith, Executive Committee Member and Technical Coordinator, at 843-241-5344 or visit www.beachballclassic.com.
8 a.m. – Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas (Freeform)
11 a.m. – The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform)
12:40 p.m. – Disney’s A Christmas Carol (Freeform)
2:40 p.m. – Christmas with the Kranks (Freeform)
4:45 p.m. – The Santa Clause (Freeform)
6:50 p.m. – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Freeform)
8:55 p.m. – Disney’s The Lion King (1994) (Freeform)
Midnight – Disney’s The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (Freeform)
Thursday, Dec. 27
8 p.m. – Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (ABC)
9 p.m. – Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (ABC)
Also, beginning Nov. 26 and running through Christmas Day, AMC (46 and 846 for HD) will have a month of its “AMC Best Christmas Ever.”
The holiday programming will feature over 35 films and 18 specials, airing all day, every day. Although no specific time slots have been announced, here is a complete list of films and specials that will be shown during the event (Sorry, there’s no Walking Dead Christmas).
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
Polar Express, The (2004)
Santa Clause 2, The (2002)
Jingle All the Way (1996)
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
All I Want For Christmas (1991)
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Christmas in Connecticut (1992)
Christmas Story 2, A (2012)
Dennis the Menace Christmas, A (2007)
Nativity Story, The (2006)
Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (2004)
To Grandmother’s House We Go (1992)
White Christmas (1954)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Sons of Mistletoe, The (2001)
Holiday to Remember, A (1995)
Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
One Magic Christmas (1985)
Christmas Star, The (1986)
Scoot & Kassie’s Christmas Adventure (2013)
12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue (2012)
TV Premiere: Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You (2017)
Year Without a Santa Claus, The (1974)
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July (1979)
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (1976)
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (1976)
Jack Frost (1979)
Donkey’s Caroling Christmas-tacular (2011)
Merry Madagascar (2009)
Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, The (2005)