New capital access portal launched

Today we formally launched our first project on our statewide donation crowdfunding portal,, that enables South Carolina small businesses and nonprofits to raise the capital they need to grow.  Check out this exciting Greenville project.

I encourage you to donate and help make this effort and our portal a success.  Over the next two weeks we will be launching several more projects around the state.   We can grow our own sustainable local economies through donations and investments in our locally-owned small businesses and nonprofits.

Please push out this message to your social media network.  If you would like to have a project on either our donation crowdfunding or private placement portal, email us at


January 7, 2014

Greenville Independent Movie Theater Project Seeking Support

Greenville, SC—An arthouse theater in Greenville has been a dream of many and a recent graduate of USC Upstate is launching a big push to get the project moving within a few months.

Daryn Zongrone, founder of THE FILM HOUSE project, wants to bring limited release independent films to Upstate South Carolina. Her hope is to broaden film culture in the Upstate by providing independent, foreign, local, and classic films as well as add to the economic development of downtown Greenville.

“Most urban centers, including Columbia, have an indie film house that provides a local focus, showcasing filmmakers from around their area,” said Zongrone.  “THE FILM HOUSE will do that for the Upstate and also work to provide film education to the public through a film lecture series.  Its primary purpose is to serve, educate, and bring the community together through film.”

Greenville Mayor Knox White was an early supporter of the project.  “Greenville’s popular downtown is filled with public art, live theatre and music. The Film House Project will bring a needed addition to the many entertainment and arts venues along Main Street,” said White.

Zongrone and her many supporters will hold a press conference Wednesday, January 8th to formerly announce a major donation fundraising campaign to raise the revenue to secure a downtown location, finalize blueprint designs on the theater, and overall begin the lengthy process of getting THE FILM HOUSE up and running.  While Zongrone used a national donation fundraising portal recently with some success, this time she wants the entire Upstate area to donate through a South Carolina portal,, which is dedicated to helping local communities grow their own sustainable economies.

“We are asking all our local supporters to activate their social media networks with this campaign.  Donations as little as $10 can be made by going to,” said Zongrone.  “We are going to start out small with some essential first steps and then pursue larger contributions and even investors later.”

Press Event

When:              10 AM, Wednesday, January 8th
Where:             Soby’s 207 S. Main St, Greenville, SC 29601

Speaking:        Daryn Zongrone, founder of The Film House, 864-497-3172,

Adam Renkovish, film series director for The Film House, 864-477-9484,

Frank Knapp, president & CEO, South Carolina Small Business Chamber of
Commerce, 803-252-5733 (O) 803-600-6874 (C),



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