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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Carolina Panthers are here! An excited welcome from SPAN.

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Here at SPAN, the office has been buzzing with the news that the Carolina Panthers were planning to move their training headquarters to Rock Hill, SC. We’ve had season tickets since 2014, so needless to say we’re fans!

SPAN Enterprises has called Rock Hill, SC home for almost 10 years now, and we’ve formed a bond with the community around us. We serve clients worldwide, but our hometown roots are firmly planted in Rock Hill, South Carolina soil, even though we’ve “repotted” a few times as our business has grown!  


Because of our history in Rock Hill, SPAN Enterprises is uniquely able to give Carolina Panthers team members and fans the inside scoop on the best places to visit in Rock Hill, SC.  

We asked our own team members here at SPAN for their recommendations.  From lunch to drinks, sites to sounds - here are the places any Panthers-proud person needs to go when they head over to check out the new headquarters in Rock Hill, SC!


Places Every Panther Fan Should Visit in Rock Hill, SC (According to SPAN team members!)



Millstone Pizza + Taphouse is located deliciously close to SPAN Enterprises’ offices right in the heart of downtown Rock Hill, SC!  We advise any group in town to grab a table, and we’ll meet you there! The pizza options make this the perfect place for your rowdy crowd of Carolina Panthers fans, plus there’s television screens to watch the game!  
“...Millstone Pizza + Taphouse makes a promise to use only the best of the best ingredients to make a pizza that is simply unrivaled.” - from millstonepizzaandtap.com



Our team member was so enthusiastic about this one, she practically demanded we put it on the list!  Rock Hill, SC has several options for healthier, authentic eating, and this is one of them! We reckon that any member of the Carolina Panthers team could put away quite the feast after a practice, and RoCo Rotisserie & Bar offers just that!  

“Our main attraction, marinated rotisserie chicken, is the starting point on a menu that creatively mixes Southern and “south of the border” ingredients...The bottom line is that our food is high quality and tasty.” - from roastingco.com




Glencairn Garden has long been the pride of Rock Hill, SC.  Since 1928, in fact! Now that the Carolina Panthers are here, we can introduce one source of pride to another!  Whatever the season, this lush, sprawling garden is an absolute must-not-miss for any visitor.

“What started as the backyard garden of David & Hazel Bigger in 1928 is now an 11 acre paradise located in the heart of Rock Hill . . . and it continues to grow. The Garden boasts a variety of blooms year round.” - from cityofrockhill.com



The Riverwalk area along the Catawba River is a booming section of growth that offers both a neighborhood and a small-town-main-street feel.  If you want a lazy day by the river before strolling over to a local pub to watch the Carolina Panthers win another game, this is your spot.

“The Brass Tap Rock Hill offers over 150 craft beers from around the globe in a neighborhood atmosphere that feels both relaxed and upscale. You can even enjoy a premium cigar while relaxing on our inviting, open air patio...From salty to tangy to sweet, you're sure to find a flavor to compliment your beer and appease your appetite on our food menu.” - from brasstapbeerbar.com




With free admission and group reservations available, the Comporium Telephone Museum makes the perfect, unique experience for those wanting to get their learn on at the same time that they support local athletics.  Want something fun to do with the kids that’s a little more low key? Visit this spot for hands-on learning and local, Rock Hill, SC history.

“Spend an hour or so learning about the history of communication as well as a little history of Rock Hill, SC. See the telephone booth, Mack truck and switchboard.” - from visitrockhillsc.com

And there you have it! Recommendations from our team here at SPAN Enterprises to our fellow fans for some of the best spots in Rock Hill, SC, the new training headquarters for the Carolina Panthers! While this isn’t an exhaustive list, we hope you get the idea that there’s a lot to see and taste while you’re here, whether you call Rock Hill, SC home or you’re just visiting!  We love it here, and that’s why we’ve stayed for nearly ten years!

Speaking of ten years, stay tuned to this blog for the latest on our ten year anniversary celebrations to come!

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Help Florida School Shooting Victims in Parkland Now

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In the wake of this unspeakable tragedy, SPAN Enterprises would like to send their deepest condolences and prayers to the victims and families of the Parkland, Florida shooting. During yesterday's mass school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 17 students and adults were tragically lost, and at least 14 others are in critical condition leaving countless families devastated. This is one of the deadliest school shootings to date in U.S. history.

If you would like to help the victims and families in Parkland Florida there are many ways you can provide support:

Donate Blood

If you live in the immediate area you can donate blood to help the victims being treated at the Broward County hospital. OneBlood, a local donation center is calling for donors as they are in desperate need of O-negative blood.

Charitable Donations

Orlando’s News 6 in partnership with Public Good is calling for donations. Other organizations partnering to help victims and families include: American Red Cross, Broward Health Foundation, Cure Violence, National Center for the Victims of Crime, and Everytown for Gun Safety.

GoFundMe

The Broward Education Foundation has set up a victim's fund with a goal of $100,000 through GoFundMe. All donations will go directly to financial support and relief of victims and their families.

Help the FBI

If you have any additional information about Nikolas Cruz concerning the shooting, please submit a report via the bureau’s online form.


The country is in shock and mourning after this last massacre, and we encourage anyone with the means to help to give to those in need. #EnoughisEnough #NowIsTheTime



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Friday, December 1, 2017

Span Enterprises Kicks off the Holiday Season

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Merry Christmas from the Span Enterprises team! It truly is the most wonderful time of year! This year we are participating in Rock Hill South Carolina’s 12th annual Christmasville! Once again the historic main street is transformed into a picturesque holiday village and real-life storybook.

This holiday festival celebrates the magical art of Rock Hill’s adopted son, Vernon Grant, America’s favorite children’s illustrator and artist of the famed Rice Krispies Snap!® Crackle!® Pop!®


In addition to decorating our office, we entered the window decorating contest! Our entry is called “The Poinsettia Palace.” Our amazing team came together to create this magical design, and we are so proud of everyone who was involved!

This year has been full of incredible changes for Span; new staff members, new software, and expanding our products to new heights.

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and we hope you spend this time with your friends and family. Don't overwhelm yourself this holiday season. You don't have to do it all to have a fun or memorable season. Just focus on what brings happiness to you and your family.

Merry Christmas From Your Friends at Span Enterprises!



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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Span Helps Nonprofits File Form 990

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Span explains the Form 990 deadline
SPAN offers a variety of tax return e-filing solutions to help users quickly complete their returns and transmit them directly to the IRS. The next major deadline is the Form 990 deadline for nonprofit organizations.

Filing this return by the deadline is very important as it’s necessary to comply with the IRS in order for nonprofits to maintain their tax exempt status. However, with the help of ExpressTaxExempt and ExpressTaxFilings, tax exempt groups don’t have to worry. They can complete their Form 990 and transmit them directly to the IRS in no time.

About Form 990


Form 990 is the Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax. Even though nonprofits may be exempt from income taxes, they still have to file this form on an annual basis.


This form is used by government agencies to make sure that nonprofits aren’t abusing their tax exempt status. It’s also used by the IRS to make financial information about nonprofits available to the public, so needless to say the form is taken pretty seriously.

The 990 deadline varies based on an organization’s tax year because it’s due on the 15th day of the 5th month after it ends. For example, if your organization has a calendar tax year then your tax year ends in December and your Form 990 is due by May 15.

If your organization runs on a fiscal tax year, meaning it runs for 12 consecutive months and ends in any month except for December then your deadline varies based on the month it ends. For example, if your tax year ends in June then your Form 990 deadline is November 15.

Also, If you used file extension Form 8868 with ExpressExtension or another e-file extension provider in May for a 6-month extension on your Form 990 then your extension is up, and your Form 990 is due on November 15. For these reasons, November 15 is a major Form 990 deadline day.

SPAN provides Form 990 e-filing through ExpressTaxFilings
It’s important that you file by your Form 990 deadline or you will have major penalties to deal with. For example, if your organization fails to file by the deadline and has less than $1,000,000 in gross receipts you will be charged $20 per every day your return is late.

This penalty will continue to build until it reaches $10K or 5% of your organization's total gross receipts, depending on which amount is smaller. If your organization has more than $1,000,000 in gross receipts then the penalty increases to $100 per day with a maximum penalty of $50,000.

Plus, along with facing these expenses, you will also be putting your tax exempt status at risk. If any organization fails to file their Form 990 for 3 years in a row they will automatically lose their tax exempt status!

However, there’s no need to worry. You can use ExpressTaxExempt or ExpressTaxFilings to quickly file your form 990. ExpressTaxExempt focuses on 990 forms while ExpressTaxFilings, soon to be TaxBandits, offers a variety of forms from the 940 series, ACA forms, tax extensions, and more.

With either site, you will create your free account and follow the step-by-step instructions to complete your form in a matter of minutes. You will finish your form and have it transmitted directly to the IRS before you know it!

We’re Here To Help


The SPAN team features an elite group of US-based experts, ready to assist you with your 990 e-filing needs. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 704.684.4751. We also offer live chat on ExpressTaxFilings.com and 24/7 email support at support@ExpressTaxFilings.com.
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